International Token Standardization Association

International Token Standardization Association
Setting standards for global token markets

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International Token Identification Number (ITIN)



What is ITIN?

So far tokens and exchanges chose ticker symbols deliberately. As a result the same token might trade under different ticker symbols on different exchanges or different tokens might be even listed under the same symbol. For instance, Bitcoin can either be found under the symbol XBT, BTC or BTX. This is not only confusing and but also represents a risk for investors and other market players.
With the International Token Identification Number (ITIN), ITSA is developing and implementing an open market standard for the safe and secure identification of cryptographic tokens. Its large implementation will drastically increase transparency and reduce operational risks.


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Peter Eulberg

Co-Founder & CEO at Anyblock Analytics GmbH

ITSA is filling a niche in the crypto token realm: standardized classification and identification. We are using the ITIN as a unique identifier for our vast on-chain data available at Anyblock Index.


Natalie Tillack

Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Scalewonder UG

“ITSA is promoting standards for global token markets – this is crucial, as comprehensive market standards enable the adoption of cryptographic tokens across the traditional financial industry.”


Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner

Head of Frankfurt School Blockchain Center

“ITIN – the unique token identifier – is already used in Germany to clearly identify crypto assets for taxation purposes.”


Kyle Baron

Co-Founder & Managing Partner at BCW Group

“At BCW Group, we believe a global standard for cryptographic tokens is imperative & are impressed by the methodical approach ITSA has taken utilising an international approach."


Thomas Faber

Project Manager ITIN at International Token Standardization Association e.V.

"ITIN is the first identifier that embraces the decentralized nature of the token economy. Tokens can now be uniquely identified and referenced in e.g. legal contracts without worrying about forks. This is a decisive foundation for a healthy growth of the token ecosystem."

International Token Standardization Association (ITSA)

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 Standardization Association (ITSA) is based in Berlin and has more than 100 associated founding members.

Executive Board


Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner

Head of Frankfurt School
Blockchain Center


Vice Chairman
Prof. Dr. Andranik Tumasjan

Johannes Gutenberg
University Mainz


Vice Chairman
Constantin Ketz

Partner at Cadeia Capital


Klaus Himmer

CEO & Co-Founder


Vice Treasurer
Benjamin Horvath

Managing Director


Christian Labetzsch

Blocksize Capital


Vice Secretary
Jan Mundin

Managing Director
Disrupt Network



ITSA is a non-profit organization and special interest group aiming at the development and implementation of comprehensive market standards for the identification, classification, and analysis of cryptographic tokens. ITSA provides multiple sets of databases. Some of them are for free, others are only available for ITSA members.

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