Tokenization Working Group
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We’re dedicated to bringing together experts from a wide range of scientific disciplines and provide a platform to connect industry stakeholders in the field of tokenization. Join our working group to network, exchange ideas, and develop frameworks and best practices.

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PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE WORKING GROUP

This working group is a place for organizations and individuals to exchange ideas, discuss case studies, and develop frameworks as well as real-world use cases around the topic of tokenization. While the issuing of traditional financial assets as tokens on a blockchain are a central use case for tokenization, it is by no means limited to securitization but expands into engineering practices of system design. The application area of tokenization combines many scientific research fields from business and finance, law, economics, and computer science.

OBJECTIVES, STRATEGIES, POLICIES AND PLANS

  • Information exchange between industry stakeholders
  • Match-making between tokenization enablers/token engineers, startups, and established companies
  • Creation of frameworks, best practices and development of real-world projects
  • Development of workshops and education material

Business and Finance

Cryptographic tokens already find wide application in the field of business – as a novel revenue model, an initial funding source, or as a rewards and marketing tool. Further areas of research include the release schedule and vesting of tokens, value flow analysis, and tokenized ecosystem design as well as tokenomis, the study of how cryptocurrencies work within the broader ecosystem.

Law

While technology is changing rapidly, regulation is moving slow. Blockchain tokens as a container for rights become a relevant topic in many fields of law, for legal frameworks and taxation. Depending on the respective jurisdiction, tokens are classified individually. An important topic is the distinction between Utility Tokens and Security Tokens. Also of interest is the evaluation of tokens as a governance tool for emerging organization forms, called Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs).

Economics

Tokenization is more than just issuing financial instruments on a blockchain. Tokens can be used as an effective instrument to incentivize human behaviour. Therefore, various subfields of economics and psychology are relevant to the area of tokenization as well.
These include Game Theory, Mechanism Design, Behavioural Economics, and Monetary Theory.

Computer Science

For Bitcoin (BTC) or Ethereum (ETH) cryptographic tokens/coins are the fuel for the decentralized computer networks. When evaluating the underlying DLT infrastructure for any tokenization project, different requirements need to be considered depending on the tokenization use cases. Advanced modelling and simulation systems, such as cadCAD, allow to design and test token economies before they are deployed.

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