International Token
Identification Number (ITIN)

Assigning a 9-digit alphanumeric identifier to all types of cryptographic tokens for an unambiguous identification, decreased operational risk and increased transparency.



International Token
Classification (ITC)

Creating a flexible and extendable framework for the classification of all kinds of cryptographic tokens according to various different dimensions (economic, technological, legal, etc.).



International Token
Database (Tokenbase)

Providing reliable qualitative and quantitative data on +800 cryptographic tokens from +30 exchanges for business and academia in varying granularity and with optional extensions by adjunct data providers.

While the overall goal of token market standardization is clear, project motivation and sub-goals are diverse:






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 even be listed under the same symbol. For instance, Bitcoin trades under the symbols XBT, BTC, or BTX. This practice is confusing and 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 and their use in DeFi and NFTs across blockchains. Its large implementation will drastically increase transparency and reduce operational risks.

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International Token Classifcation Framework (ITC)

What is ITC?

The International Token Classification (ITC) is a framework for classifying cryptographic tokens according to various different dimensions. It is already applied to the top 800+ tokens and will be continuously updated and extended through the classification of more tokens as well as the addition of further dimensions and classes.

Currently, the ITC includes ten dimensions (version 1.1), covering economic, technological, and legal aspects.



The Future is Multi-Chain

With the rise of Decentralized Finance (DeFi), Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), and cross-chain operability, ITSA has recognized the even more important role of token identification and classification. The number of layer one blockchains is constantly increasing and we are witnessing the emergence of layer two solutions for Ethereum. Unlike today's business models where all information rests in data silos, tokens will be able to exist on multiple blockchains. Ensuring that every token is uniquely identified and classified is an ever-increasing challenge for businesses, researchers, investors, and regulators. ITSA aims at bringing common identification and classification standards for tokens of any kind.  


International Token Database (Tokenbase)


What is Tokenbase?

Tokenbase builds upon the ITIN and the ITC, and it is continuously extended and updated. It provides extensive time-series data for the analysis of the top 800+ cryptographic tokens (including DeFi tokens, NFTs, stablecoins, and DAO governance tokens, etc.) already identified through an ITIN and classified in the ITC. The dataset includes, amongst others, daily prices, trading volumes, and information on the market capitalization of each token and is based on data from more than 30 exchanges. Moreover, it contains information on the social media presences of each token and its codebase (e.g., through Github).

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