As of September 6, 2021, Idle (IDLE) is ranked at position 784 on CoinMarketCap and at position 37 for lending protocols on DefiPulse. The International Token Standardization Association released a list with all 12 Idle tokens of which 11 are wrapped versions of prominent stable coins and one is the governance token which is used to make on-chain governance proposals. ITSA has assigned unique token identifiers to each of the tokens and classified them according to the International Token Classification (ITC). The project went live in August 2019 and a series of enhancements have been made in the months since…


As an Ambassador of the International Token Standardization Association, you will get the opportunity to promote the development of token market standards with us, increase your public exposure, grow your personal and professional network, and broaden your expertise. Due to your role as an official delegate of ITSA in your city or region you should always uphold the association’s integrity and reputation. ITSA will connect you to relevant key players and support you with helpful contacts whenever possible. The role thus provides a platform to grow your personal and professional network while promoting the cause of ITSA.

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August 20, 2021 — The International Token Standardization Association (ITSA) has released the first version of its Tokenbase API. Active ITSA Members receive complimentary access to the API as part of their memberships. The API allows for the secure and instant assignment of new ITINs to freshly minted tokens and enables full ITIN integration for existing Tokens. This is an important feature for token issuers (especially in the area of STOs) as well as cryptocurrency exchanges and secondary markets. In addition, the ITIN application form has been updated and now also supports instant ITIN assignment.


As of July 20, 2021, Uniswap (UNI) is ranked at position 11 on CoinMarketCap and at position 2 for decentralized exchanges on DefiPulse. The International Token Standardization Association released a list with the top 10 Uniswap v2 liquidity provider (LP) tokens by total value locked in the Tokenbase. ITSA has assigned 10 unique token identifiers to the Uniswap LP-tokens and classified each token according to the International Token Classification (ITC). Uniswap was founded in the fall of 2017 by mechanical engineer Hayden Adams and it is a non-custodial cryptographic token exchange that offers trading and automated liquidity provision solutions. As…


August 20, 2021 — The International Token Standardization Association (ITSA) has released the first version of its Tokenbase API. Active ITSA Members receive complimentary access to the API as part of their memberships. The API allows for the secure and instant assignment of new ITINs to freshly minted tokens and enables full ITIN integration for existing Tokens. This is an important feature for token issuers (especially in the area of STOs) as well as cryptocurrency exchanges and secondary markets. In addition, the ITIN application form has been updated and now also supports instant ITIN assignment.


Berlin, August 5, 2021 — The International Token Standardization Association released a list with the top 10 BEP-20 tokens by market capitalization in the Tokenbase. BSC tokens are compliant with the BEP-20 standard. Since BEP-20 and ERC-20 are almost identical, BSC is compatible with both. BSC is a hard fork of the Go Ethereum (Geth) protocol, which is why there are a number of similarities between Ethereum and BSC. However, BSC developers have made significant changes in some key areas. The largest change is BSC’s consensus mechanism, which allows for cheaper and faster transactions. …


Berlin, July 20, 2021 — The International Token Standardization Association released a list with all existing Synthetix (SNX) derivative tokens in the Tokenbase. Most of these tokens offer investment opportunities in popular commodities and stocks such as Petroleum or Tesla without the need of a central clearing unit. All transactions are recorded on the Ethereum blockchain. For now, the list contains 67 different tokens which range from cryptocurrencies to indexes, inverses, and real-world assets like gold. Sythetix was created on the Ethereum network under the ERC-20 standard and soon became one of the most popular DeFi applications. …


ITSA has assigned 7 unique token identifiers to USD Coin and classified each token according to the International Token Classification (ITC). USD Coin was founded in 2018 by Circle and Coinbase and is pegged to the US dollar. The crypto asset was first created on the Ethereum network under the ERC-20 standard where it became popular for DeFi applications. As of today, USD Coin has reached a total market capitalization of 25B$ and runs on 7 different blockchains proving the need for unique token identifiers such as ITIN.

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June 30, 2021 — ITSA published the International Token Identification Number (ITIN) framework documentation on GitHub under a creative commons license. The documentation is in mark-down form and can be accessed under the following repository: ITIN Repository. ITSA believes that publishing our ITIN documentation as an open market standard for the unique and fork-resilient identification of tokens is key in our mission to increase transparency and safety in global token markets. Our public GitHub repository allows stakeholders and market participants not only to learn about the International Token Identification Number but also to easily participate in the further collaborative development…


As of June 21, 2021, Tether (USDT) is ranked at position 3 on CoinMarketCap. ITSA has assigned 13 unique token identifiers to Tether and classified each token according to the International Token Classification (ITC). Tether was founded in 2014 as one of the first stable coins — a crypto asset pegged to a popular fiat currency such as the US dollar. The crypto asset was first created on Omni, a platform for creating and trading custom digital assets and currencies on top of the Bitcoin Network. …

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