Blockchain and the Economics of Crypto-tokens and Initial Coin Offerings

Crypto tokens represent a particular fungible and tradable asset or a utility that is often found on a blockchain.

Terms like cryptocurrency, altcoins, and crypto tokens are often erroneously used interchangeably in the virtual currency world.

Technically, they are all different terms. Cryptocurrency is the superset, and altcoins and crypto tokens are its two subset categories.

A cryptocurrency is a standard currency which is used for the sole purpose of making or receiving payments on the blockchain. For instance, the most popular cryptocurrency is Bitcoin.

Altcoins are the various alternative cryptocurrencies that were launched after the massive success achieved by Bitcoin.

The term means alternative coins—that is—other than bitcoins.

They were launched as enhanced substitutes of bitcoin with the claims to overcome some or the other pain points of bitcoin.

Crypto tokens represent a particular fungible and tradable asset or a utility that is often found on a blockchain.

Terms like cryptocurrency, altcoins, and crypto tokens are often erroneously used interchangeably in the virtual currency world.

Technically, they are all different terms. Cryptocurrency is the superset, and altcoins and crypto tokens are its two subset categories.

A cryptocurrency is a standard currency which is used for the sole purpose of making or receiving payments on the blockchain. For instance, the most popular cryptocurrency is Bitcoin.

Altcoins are the various alternative cryptocurrencies that were launched after the massive success achieved by Bitcoin.

The term means alternative coins—that is—other than bitcoins.

They were launched as enhanced substitutes of bitcoin with the claims to overcome some or the other pain points of bitcoin.

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Crypto tokens are a new way to design open networks that arose from the cryptocurrency movement that began with the introduction of Bitcoin in 2008 and accelerated with the introduction of Ethereum in 2014. Crypto Tokens are created over an Initial Coin Offering (ICO).

By enabling the development of new open networks, tokens could help reverse the centralization of the internet, thereby keeping it accessible, vibrant and fair, and resulting in greater innovation.

Each cryptocurrency token embodies a tradable good. This can be for example coins, points, certificates, in-game items, etc.

Golem Worldwide Supercomputer network aims to become the Airbnb for computing, employing idle PCs all over the planet. Here’s how cryptocurrency plays a role.

A computer-graphics artist who bought Golem Network Tokens to rent computing power on Golem tells her computer to render an animation. Golem determines the rendering can be completed by, say, five machines rendering for one hour each. (More likely, 100 for a minute each.) Each “idle” computer receives one GNT. This happens automatically.

The Golem Network, in its role as an Airbnb for computing-processing power, enables machines around the world to transact with each other. Excess computing power will soon be used by data scientists, companies training machine-learning algorithms and more.

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So, it seems like there is a lot of hype behind security tokens nowadays. In this guide, we are going to learn everything about security tokens and see if they are worth your time or not.

Firstly, let’s briefly define security tokens. In a traditional sense, securities can represent an ownership position in a publicly-traded corporation, a creditor relationship with a governmental body/corporation, or rights to ownership as represented by an option. A security token is a tokenized, digital form of these traditional securities. Before we go any deeper, let’s revisit the basics.

It can be a little complicated to pinpoint on an exact definition of a “token”. To give you a very wide, non-generalized definition, a token is a representation of something in its particular ecosystem.

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