Call for Students — Classifying the top 300 tokens according to the International Token Classification (ITC) framework
ITSA is looking for student support for the classification of the top 300 tokens by market capitalization (all tokens can be found here). The emergence of cryptographic tokens created a new academic field. ITSA developed the International Token Classification (ITC) framework to clearly capture the differences between tokens. Based on these classifications, distinct and specific research of token economies, the use and acceptance of tokens, and others are exciting opportunities. Every participating student will be eligible to engage in ITSA’s working groups and round tables.
Cryptographic tokens running on DLT systems will soon form an integral part of various major economic sectors (e.g. financial markets, information and media, manufacturing and trade). As such they are going to provide utility and value in many different forms to business and society as a whole. Moreover, cryptographic tokens are also on the verge of representing a recognized institutional asset class. Yet, the current token markets still lack a tangible and holistic framework for the identification, classification, and analysis of different token types, which leads to economic, technological as well as regulatory uncertainty and a lack of transparency for all players involved. With the objective of addressing these shortcomings, the International Token Standardization Association (ITSA) aims at implementing comprehensive market standards for the global token economy.
The International Token Classification (ITC) is a multi-dimensional, expandable framework for the classification of tokens. Current dimensions include technological, economic, legal, and regulatory dimensions with multiple sub-dimensions. So far, our classification framework has been applied to 99% of the token market according to market capitalization of classified tokens. If you want to get a better understanding of our classification framework, take a look at our ITC version 1.0.
Goal of the collaboration
The aim of the collaboration is to update ITSA’s token database TOKENBASE according to the new ITC version 1.1 which will feature four additional dimensions: Mode of Origination, Type of Maximum Supply, Consensus Mechanism and Taxation Regime. The classification of the top 300 tokens will give you a profound insight in the global token economy and prepare you for an eventual bachelor or master thesis in the field of blockchain which ITSA would be happy to support.
For this collaboration we are looking for students:
- With great interest in cryptographic tokens and a passion for blockchain and DLT related business models
- That are motivated to write their bachelor or master thesis on a topic in the realm of blockchain or DLT
- Which are trying to gather vast knowledge about DLT within a short time period
- With English proficiency
If you are interested in supporting ITSA and think you are the right person to get involved, contact Christian Viehof, Executive Director at ITSA via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +49 1515 2580120.
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About the International Token Standardization Association (ITSA) e.V.
The International Token Standardization Association (ITSA) e.V. is a not for profit association based in Berlin that promotes the development and implementation of comprehensive market standards for the identification, classification, and analysis of cryptographic tokens. ITSA has over 200 international, associated founding members from various interest groups, including industry associations, banks, stock exchanges, startups, universities, law firms, and industrial enterprises. The International Token Classification (ITC) is a holistic standard framework for the classification of DLT- and blockchain-based cryptographic tokens according to their inherent characteristics.