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A token is a unit of value that represents multiple facets, such as monetary value, voting influence et al, in a blockchain network. Blockchains do not necessarily need a token to function - IBM’s Fabric and R3’s Corda are examples of two blockchains that eschew tokens. 

Although blockchain networks can function without the need for a token, these networks lose much of the benefits that come with the use of a token - user incentivization, for example. However, it is true that some enterprise level permissioned networks would gain benefit from simply deploying a distributed ledger without a token.

Several kinds of tokens exist, though they have informally been categorized as being either utility tokens or security tokens. Utility tokens are those that let a user further avail a platform’s services or products - Basic Attention Token (BAT) is a good example of a utility token. Security tokens are more like traditional investments - these tokens are those for which the user expects some kind of return after a period of time.  

Another important element of a digital token is the fact that it can be used as a virtual representation of a physical or traditional asset, such as gold, real estate and commodities. This has several benefits for the investor. 

By tokenizing a piece of land or gold into fractional, digital units, it allows investors to make a fractional investment in the asset, affordably and conveniently, as they do not have to pay a large sum or worry about maintenance and possession. This is perhaps the most discussed property of tokens.

Hold Up! Is That New Crypto Project Legit Before You Click "Connect"?

26 Feb 2024 1 minute read 2 comments Cryptofab

Remember how we talked about those potential Linea and Scroll airdrops? I know, exciting stuff! But some of you reached out, though, saying it's tough to trust brand new projects, especially with all the scams out there. That's why I wanted to share...

The VESTN Syndicate

14 Feb 2024 2 minute read 0 comments VESTN_io

Introduction VESTN emerged from the challenges prevalent in real estate investment. With a collective experience exceeding 50 years, our three founders have successfully navigated transactions totalling over $180 million. Throughout this journey, the...

What Is a Utility Token? Security Tokens vs Utility Tokens

11 Feb 2023 7 minute read 9 comments StealthEX

When it comes to tokens and their categories, it’s clear that they all have their own functionality, which differs from each other. When talking about tokenization and the types of tokens, we can usually identify a certain number of token groups, inc...

The tokenization of assets: A risky financial revolution

10 Dec 2023 1 minute read 0 comments From0To10K

Tokenization, a revolutionary concept based on blockchain technology, is transforming the traditional financial sector. This innovation enables the conversion of assets into digital representations, promising greater speed, increased liquidity, and u...

Where's All This Money Coming From? Who is behind JUP, TIA, and Other Tokens Given To Early Users?

2 Feb 2024 1 minute read 3 comments Cryptofab

I've been on this wild ride discovering free money through airdrops, especially with projects like JUP, PYTH and TIA. So, you might be wondering, where's all this cash coming from? As I dug deeper, I found that it often stems from a combination of ve...

Tokenization Masterclass: Fungible or Not, Here I Come!

9 Apr 2023 6 minute read 5 comments Andrey Didovskiy

Before we dive into creating your own digital asset, lets cover a few fundamental concepts to shine some light on the technical shenanigan’s & structure a mental framework to help guide you in thinking about how to take advantage of this incredible...

Tokenless Protocols on Aptos: The Next Big Opportunity in Crypto?

15 Jan 2024 2 minute read 1 comment Cryptofab

If you missed out on the JitoSOL airdrop, don’t worry, you're not alone. But that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the next big opportunity to make some serious gains in the crypto space. While airdrops can be a great way to get involved in new p...

[ENG/ITA] ZING Price on the Rise and an Update on My LP Position

11 Jan 2024 4 minute read 2 comments Arc7icWolf

La versione italianasi trova sotto quella inglese The italian versionis under the english one   ZING Price on the Rise and an Update on My LP Position     Even though several months have now passed since its creation, the liquidity pool ZING-HIVE...

Tokenomics: the Сrypto Project Research Essential

8 Jun 2023 3 minute read 5 comments SimpleSwap

While doing research on crypto projects, it is simply impossible to ignore such a phenomenon as tokenomics. The word itself comes from the two terms – "token" and "economy". You’ll often encounter this word in the Web3 space. But what is it and why i...

REVU Public Token Sale starts on May 18th

14 May 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Laurentiu Artugyan

REVU represents a native token on the Cardano network. The foremost benefit while holding these tokens is represented by the money you may save while paying for your subscription charges. REVU tokens may be kept in Revuto Wallet, a simple and secure...