ITSA is looking for student support for the classification of the top 300 tokens by market capitalization (all tokens can be found here). The emergence of cryptographic tokens created a new academic field. ITSA developed the International Token Classification (ITC) framework to clearly capture the differences between tokens. Based on these classifications, distinct and specific research of token economies, the use and acceptance of tokens, and others are exciting opportunities. Every participating student will be eligible to engage in ITSA’s working groups and round tables.
Cryptographic tokens running on DLT systems will soon form an integral part of various major economic sectors (e.g. financial markets, information and media, manufacturing and trade). As such they are going to provide utility and value in many different forms to business and society as a whole. Moreover, cryptographic tokens are also on the verge of representing a recognized institutional asset class. Yet, the current token markets still lack a tangible and holistic framework for the identification, classification, and analysis of different token types, which leads to economic, technological as well as regulatory uncertainty and a lack of transparency for all players involved. With the objective of addressing these shortcomings, the International Token Standardization Association (ITSA) aims at implementing comprehensive market standards for the global token economy.
The International Token Classification (ITC) is a multi-dimensional, expandable framework for the classification of tokens. Current dimensions include technological, economic, legal, and regulatory dimensions with multiple sub-dimensions. So far, our classification framework has been applied to 99% of the token market according to market capitalization of classified tokens. If you want to get a better understanding of our classification framework, take a look at our ITC version 1.0.
The aim of the collaboration is to update ITSA’s token database TOKENBASE according to the new ITC version 1.1 which will feature four additional dimensions: Mode of Origination, Type of Maximum Supply, Consensus Mechanism and Taxation Regime. The classification of the top 300 tokens will give you a profound insight in the global token economy and prepare you for an eventual bachelor or master thesis in the field of blockchain which ITSA would be happy to support.
For this collaboration we are looking for students:
If you are interested in the topic and think you are the right person to get involved with, contact Christian Viehof, Executive Director at ITSA (email@example.com).
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ITSA e.V. aims at promoting the development and implementation of comprehensive market standards for blockchain- and DLT-based cryptographic tokens. To increase transparency and safety on global token markets, ITSA e.V. assigns a unique and fork-resilient identifier (the ITIN) to each token and classifies the token according to our International Token Classification Framework (ITC). This data is then entered into the TOKENBASE. It is our vision to create the world’s largest DLT token database and see our market standards be implemented across the world. Our working groups are actively driving the development and progress of both the ITIN and the ITC.