The different types of tokens explained

Just as the industrial revolution of the 20th century saw a rise in the specialization and proliferation of new tools purpose built for commerce in physical space (e.g., the steam engine), we are currently witnessing an acceleration in the tools used to accelerate commerce in cyberspace and the cryptospace.

In particular, the notion of tokenization—that specific objects and interactions might be programmed to reflect the values and norms of a community or group—has been a chief accelerant in this emerging frontier. Emerging from the open-source ethos, tokenization functions as a soft legal mechanism by which individuals are able to imbue digital and physical properties with pro- grammed rights. Paralleling the rise of Bitcoin in 2008, tokenization can be seen as a direct response to a rejection of the types of behaviors that led to the 2008 financial crisis. And while many rules and norms exist in this new wild west— cyberspace—there are glaring weaknesses in the emerging system: a lack of standardization, high incidence of predatory behavior and grifting, theft, collu- sion, and more.

Yet, there is hope. Standardization of novel architectures means it is now easier and safer than ever to deploy certain types of tokens. This eBook, a result of the efforts of many, is a chance to understand how the products within Web3 have developed so far and provides a glimpse into what the future might hold. 

The WHO is WHO in Crypto.pdf

The WHO is WHO in crypto

This is a 52 page summary to learn about who are the key players by categories in the crypto ecosystem. Free download here

OTC, AMM, CEX, DEX, Tech providers an more

👉 Merchant services

👉 Hosted wallets

👉 Mining pools

👉 Exchanges

👉 Nested Services

👉 OTC Brokers

👉 DeFi

👉 Cryptocurrency ATMs

👉 Gambling

👉 Cyber infrastructure as a service

👉 Services in high-risk jurisdictions

👉 Darknet Markets

👉 Illicit actor/organization

DEFI stability and risk.pdf

DeFi Stability and Risks

This 49 pages summary outlines the Financial Stability Risks of Decentralised Finance. Within the crypto-asset ecosystem, so-called decentralised finance (DeFi) has emerged as a fast-growing segment. DeFi is an umbrella term commonly used to describe a variety of services in crypto-asset markets that aim to replicate some functions of the traditional financial system (TradFi) while seemingly disintermediating their provision and decentralising their governance. The DeFi ecosystem has a multi-layered architecture that includes permissionless blockchains, self-executing code (or so-called smart contracts), DeFi protocols and purportedly decentralised applications (DApps).

Free resources about blockchain

There are many free resources available for those interested in learning about blockchain technology. Here are ten of the best free resources for blockchain education:

Overall, these free resources can provide a solid foundation for those interested in learning about blockchain technology and its potential applications

Free resources about NFT

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are digital assets that are unique and cannot be exchanged for other assets on a one-to-one basis. They are often used to represent ownership of digital artwork, collectibles, or other virtual items. If you are interested in learning about NFTs, here are ten of the best free resources:

Free resources about Tokenisation

Tokenization is the process of representing a real-world asset as a digital token, using blockchain technology. It allows assets to be easily transferred, tracked, and verified using a secure digital ledger. If you are interested in learning about tokenization, here are ten of the best free resources:

Free resources about smart contracts

Smart contracts are self-executing contracts with the terms of the agreement between buyer and seller being directly written into lines of code. They are designed to facilitate, verify, and enforce the negotiation or performance of a contract. If you are interested in learning about smart contracts, here are ten of the best free resources:

Top 20 crypto auditing campanies

There are many reputable audit firms that specialize in evaluating cryptocurrency-related projects, and it can be challenging to identify the top 20. Some of the leading audit firms in the industry include:

As with any selection of companies, this list is not exhaustive and there are many other reputable audit firms in the industry. It is important to do thorough research and consider a range of factors when selecting an audit firm, including their reputation, experience, and the specific services they offer.

Tokenization and Use cases.pdf

Tokenization & use cases

MUST READ: What's the benefit of tokenising everything on a Blockchain? Here's 60 pages of examples to help you learn... 

🤯 $16 TRILLION! (Or 10% of Global GDP)...

That's the value of assets that Boston Consulting Group (BCG) forecast will be tokenised using Blockchain technology by 2030.

🤷🏻‍♂️ That's a very big number, and we're currently at a pretty low base today. So where and why are we going to see this forecast explosion in tokenisation of real-world and digital assets in the next 7-years?

🍓 The team at Rejolut (no, not the neo-bank) have pulled together some helpful case studies so you can catch-up quickly. They've included examples covering:

- Precious Metals 

- Real Estate

- Artwork

- Agro Commodities

- Securities

- Medical and Pharmaceutical Products

- Finance

- Gaming...

...and they have put together a helpful forecast of how these sectors are likely to continue their path to adoption and innovation; including some of the ongoing challenges (e.g. practice-based evidence, trust, regulation and infrastructure).

🫡 While I'm positive about the impact of digitisation, automation, open source, increased access to liquidity, and the other benefits that tokenisation can bring; I'm not sure if we see 10% of GDP on-chain in 7-years. Although stranger things have happened...

What's your favourite tokenisation use case? Or share the tokenisation project you're working on right now... 🚀🌘