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What is the Token Economy?

What is the Token Economy?

In this report publishes by O'Reilly Media, Shermin Voshmgir, director of the Research Institute for Crypto Economics at the Vienna University of Economics, walks you through the different types of tokens, along with their properties and both operational and...

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History of Bitcoin & the Web3

History of Bitcoin & the Web3

The Bitcoin white paper didn’t come out of thin air, and P2P networks are not a new phenomenon. P2P Networks are rooted in the early history of the computer and Internet, building on decades of research of computer networks, cryptography, and game theory.

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Token Economy – Book

Token Economy – Book

Tokens are for the Web3 what websites were for the WWW in the 1990s. While it has become easy to create a token with just a few lines of code, the understanding of how to apply these tokens is still vague. Shermin Voshmgir, Token Economy, 2019   Releases English...

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Token Taxonomy & Properties of Tokens

Token Taxonomy & Properties of Tokens

The content of this page was updated in July 2019, with an excerpt from the book Token Economy by Shermin Voshmgir. While it is technically possible to represent any asset of the existing econo- my as a cryptographic token, we still lack adequate taxonomy, and...

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Token Security: Cryptography – Part 2

Token Security: Cryptography – Part 2

The content of this page was updated in July 2019, with an excerpt from the book Token Economy by Shermin Voshmgir. Cryptography is used to trustfully identify all network actors, and allows for transparency of interactions while maintaining the priva- cy of all...

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Blockchain & Sustainability – Explanatory Videos

Blockchain & Sustainability – Explanatory Videos

Climate change is happening in a world of centralized systems where value travels slowly. Central entities have become gateways to information flow and are starting to pose challenges. In order to fight climate change, there must be room for innovation, quick...

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Blockchain & Sustainability: Event List

Blockchain & Sustainability: Event List

For a long time a lot of attention has been around the financial aspects and short term profit making of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies. As the first wave of the cryptocurrency hype is coming to an end, a variety of fields where the underlying Blockchain technology and...

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Blockchain & Sustainability

Blockchain & Sustainability

When talking about sustainability the general public often thinks about environmental sustainability only. However, sustainability researchers and activists have a much broader definition: sustainability is defined as meeting the needs of the present without...

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Consensus Mechanisms

Consensus Mechanisms

Most of our readers have probably already heard about Consensus Mechanisms and their purposes in general. Therefore we would like to refresh your memory about this topic in our today's blog post and talk about various alternatives.   Proof of Work The most widely...

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Token Valuation – Monero

Token Valuation – Monero

The Token Valuation Canvas should help investors making the right decision when analyzing potential project investments. We have evaluated the Monero project using the BlockchainHub Token Valuation Canvas. Please note that classifications, categories and descriptions...

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Token Valuation – Augur

Token Valuation – Augur

The Token Valuation Canvas should help investors making the right decision when analyzing potential project investments. We have evaluated the Augur project using the BlockchainHub Token Valuation Canvas. Please note that classifications, categories and descriptions...

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Self Sovereign – Identity vs Data?

Self Sovereign – Identity vs Data?

In the previous post, we discussed the role of online identities for Internet and the decentralized web in particular, and how these online identities have evolved over time: from centralized, to federated, to human-centric and now self-sovereign. In this post, we...

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The Swiss Blockchain Ecosystem

The Swiss Blockchain Ecosystem

  Our partners from BlockchainHub Zürich mapped out the Swiss blockchain ecosystem. This map only reflects companies and institutions who exclusively work on Blockchain or other Web3 solutions. If you are a Swiss startup offering exclusive blockchain related...

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Token Economy – The Future of Currencies?

Token Economy – The Future of Currencies?

This is a sneak peek into the book Token Economy, by Shermin Voshmgir   In a market economy based on division of labor, the role of money issued by governmental bodies is to facilitate exchange of goods and services. It makes economic exchange much more e cient than...

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Token Valuation – Lisk

Token Valuation – Lisk

The Token Valuation Canvas should help investors making the right decision when analyzing potential project investments. We have evaluated the Lisk project using the BlockchainHub Token Valuation Canvas. Please note that classifications, categories and descriptions...

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13 misconceptions about Bitcoin & Blockchain

13 misconceptions about Bitcoin & Blockchain

Over the last two years I had the chance to explain Bitcoin and Blockchain to a diverse range of people - in keynotes, panels as well as numerous media interviews. There are some recurring misconceptions that I would like to address, so that we can hopefully move...

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Introduction to EOS

Introduction to EOS

EOS is a programmable blockchain offering smart contract computation. Compared to Ethereum EOS introduces a different approach to solving some scalability and usability problems. EOS is developed by a company called block.one based in the US. The founder of EOS Daniel...

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Bitcoin Price Analysis: Success Story

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Success Story

Guest Post Author: Mary Ann Callahan If there is one obvious financial success story of the last couple of years, it is Bitcoin. While many people still don't understand what it is and how it works, some are making fortunes off it through trades on the financial...

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Token Security: History of Cryptography

Token Security: History of Cryptography

The content of this page was updated in July 2019, with an excerpt from the book Token Economy by Shermin Voshmgir. Cryptography is used to trustfully identify all network actors, and allows for transparency of interactions while maintaining the privacy of all network...

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Token Valuation Canvas

Token Valuation Canvas

2017 has been the year of ICOs, with more than 3,6 Bio USD of token sales funded so far. While ICOs and tokens are getting a lot of attention from private and institutional investors, most investors are struggling with how to evaluate all these new tokens on the...

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Scaling Ethereum

Scaling Ethereum

Public Permissionless Blockchains like Bitcoin and Ethereum that use proof-of-work consensus mechanism currently lack scalability. The consensus mechanisms make sure that their networks are safe (attack and collusion resistant), but slow. Depending on the type of...

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How to setup an ICO – Initial Coin Offering

How to setup an ICO – Initial Coin Offering

Total ICO funding for 2017 has surpassed $3 billion in October. Startups all over the world are looking into raising money by conducting crowdfunding campaigns on the blockchain. With the number of ICO campaigns on the rise, the community is facing high competition...

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Identity as a Bottleneck for Blockchain

Identity as a Bottleneck for Blockchain

The Road to Self Sovereign Identity Blockchain and smart contracts have the potential to radically reduce transaction costs and cut out the middle man. However, it is important to recognise that any structural fulfilment of this potential relies on first solving the...

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Disrupting Organisations with Blockchain

Disrupting Organisations with Blockchain

By: Shermin Voshmgir Blockchain's biggest potential is to disrupt governance of public and private organizations alike. Following paper gives an overview and general introduction to the topic and has been published in a special edition of the journal Strategic Change....

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Mapping the German Blockchain Ecosystem

Mapping the German Blockchain Ecosystem

Public Chain Infrastructure IOTA Ethereum ETH-Events Centrifuge Cosmos Parity Lisk Lukso Network Brainbot Technologies Community BerChain BlockchainHub Blockchain Hotel Bundesblock GIZ Blockchain Lab Innovationsforum Blockchain Wallet Providers Steel Wallet Electrum...

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How to find a blockchain developer?

How to find a blockchain developer?

The shortage of talent in the blockchain space has become a concern for many companies. While this type of shortage is typical in the early phases of every technology there are some differences in this case: many seasoned developers in the crypto community also...

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How to participate in an ICO?

How to participate in an ICO?

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) or token sales are gaining a lot of attention, from institutional investors and individuals alike. ICOs are referred to the new IPOs or next generation crowdfunding. But the blockchain ecosystem is still young and lacks...

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Investing in Bitcoin FAQ

Investing in Bitcoin FAQ

When it comes to investing in Bitcoin for the first time, many questions come up. We will try to address the most common questions people ask in our Bitcoin Investment FAQ. Can I buy less than 1 Bitcoin? What is BTC? What is one satoshi? Is there a Bitcoin supply...

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Investing in Bitcoin – What you need to know!

Investing in Bitcoin – What you need to know!

If you are new to Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies take your time to read this blog post if you consider investing serious amounts into Bitcoin. It seems that most newbies assume that prices will go up no matter what, hoping to jump on the bandwagon of extreme price...

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