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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Blockchain Scalability: State Channels, Sidechains & more…

Blockchain Scalability: State Channels, Sidechains & more…

This post is an excerpt from the book Token Economy, Shermin Voshmgir, 2019. One of the greatest challenges of a distributed consensus like “Proof-of-Work” is that it makes the network safe, but slow. This is due to the trade-off between all dominant attributes of...

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Libra and Calibra — How Facebook is going Token Economy

Libra and Calibra — How Facebook is going Token Economy

This is a sneak-peak into the book Token Economy, written by Shermin Voshmgir, 2019 It seems that gloves are off for established companies to enter the “Token Economy”. What has so far been a playground for super nerds, crypto-anarchists, and speculators has now...

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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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What is a Fungible Token? What is a Non-Fungible Token?

What is a Fungible Token? What is a Non-Fungible Token?

The content of this page was updated in July 2019, with an excerpt from the book Token Economy by Shermin Voshmgir. While many tokens issued in the early years of blockchains and token sales represented fungible tokens, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) seem to be an...

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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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Infographics

Libra by Facebook – Infographic

Libra by Facebook – Infographic

Source: https://mrbtc.org/libra/ Facebook announced the Libra Cryptocurrency Facebook is the first major company announcing its own cryptocurrency called Libra. It very much differentiates from all public blockchains. Even though called a "blockchain" the Libra ledger...

16 Blockchain Disruptions – Infographic

16 Blockchain Disruptions – Infographic

Why You Should Start Accepting Cryptocurrencies Cryptocurrencies are the latest craze of the internet even though a few people remain skeptical about investing in them. Meanwhile, payment in cryptos is gaining traction with Bitcoin taking the lead. Although it is...

Cryptography & Blockchain Infographic

Cryptography & Blockchain Infographic

Cryptography & Blockchain If two or more people want to securely transact over the internet proving their identity they can make use of asymmetric cryptography or public-private key cryptography where each of them holds a private key and a public key. The purpose...

History and Evolution of ICOs – Infographic

History and Evolution of ICOs – Infographic

  History and Evolution of ICOs Infographic ICOs have been a hot topic in the last year. Here is an infographic giving you a brief overview of what has happened in the recent years. ICOs have been able to attract a lot of attention from investors and startups. As...

Women in Crypto – Infographic

Women in Crypto – Infographic

The women percentage involved in cryptocurrency and blockchain is far lower than that of men which is als typical for the IT industry as a whole. Nevertheless there are many female experts and leaders in the space and we encourage more women to get into the blockchain...

Blockchain & Kryptoökonomie (German)

Blockchain & Kryptoökonomie (German)

Another cool infographic explaining the Blockchain technology and its use cases. This is a graphic recording of Shermin Voshmgir's talk about Blockchain and Cryptoeconomics. Here is a list of a few industries mentioned above: E-Government IoT (Internet of Things)...

Comparing Bitcoin to a Country

Comparing Bitcoin to a Country

Source: CoinList Over the past year, Bitcoin, the world’s leading cryptocurrency, has been dominating both headlines and the interest of the financial and political world. With an increasing number of investments, the cryptocurrency is now worth more than some of the...

Bitcoin & Taxation Infographic

Bitcoin & Taxation Infographic

Bitcoin & Taxation - Infographic Any profits you make from Bitcoin investments are liable for taxation in the same manner as traditional currencies, something that is not always clear to people when they first use Bitcoin. However, you are entitled to make certain...

Blockchain in Accounting and Audit – Infographic

Blockchain in Accounting and Audit – Infographic

Blockchain and the future of accounting Blockchain creates a decentralized ledger of all transactions where all records are updated and accessible to everyone in real-time. Rather than keeping multiple records, companies can log all their transactions into a joint...

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Shermin Voshmgir

Shermin Voshmgir

Founder BlockchainHub

Shermin is the director of the Research Institute for Crypto Economics at the Vienna University of Economics, and the founder of BlockchainHub. She is also advisor of Jolocom, a blockchain based identity protocol and Wunder, a decentralized Art Museum. In the past, she was a curator of TheDAO and on the advisory board of the Estonian E-residency. She regularly speaks at conferences and consults on Blockchains especially in the context of sustainability and social impact of future technologies. Shermin’s Speaking Engagements
Valentin Kalinov

Valentin Kalinov

Content & Strategy

Valentin is long term a crypto enthusiast. He started out as an intern with BlockchainHub and is now junior consultant and content manager at BlockchainHub Berlin. Valentin is responsible for research and consulting as well as developing online learning resources and social media activities. He studies Business Administration at the Vienna University of Economics, where he specialised on Information Systems Engineering and Blockchain in the context of supply chains.
Nina-Luisa Siedler

Nina-Luisa Siedler

Advisor: Legal

Nina-Luisa Siedler is business lawyer with fifteen years’ experience in advising on corporate and finance transactions. Her practice covers loans and debt capital market instruments including various types of structured financings. She is used to manage cross-border transactions and to cooperate seamlessly with auditors, tax advisors and other parties involved. Nina is part of DWF’s international Fintech group particularly interested in decentralized technology.
Joachim Lohkamp

Joachim Lohkamp

Advisor: Technology

Joachim is an entrepreneur and tech enthusiast. He is obsessed with knowledge, change and innovation. Currently, he is Founder and CEO of Jolocom, a Berlin-based startup building decentralized tools that lets you generate your own digital identity to assist linkage and attribution of data. Besides that Joachim is a connector for Ouishare, curating the topic of Decentralization & Blockchain. Also he organizes GETDcent and is an active member of the Agora Collective in Berlin.

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