Tokens: not just for the subway anymore

by R3 | Other

The word token is thrown around liberally these days, though it had a history long before blockchain. Physical tokens have been around for millennia. So what is it about blockchain-based tokens that sets them apart from their predecessors? Not all that much, it turns out. This short piece is a point-in-time mapping of what blockchain-based tokens are out there today, how they relate to each other, and which ones you might run into in real life.

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