The financial sector has many opportunities in the cryptocurrency ecosystem. There is still much confusion over the various elements. Angelo Babb, a specialist in cryptocurrency, explains one aspect, the differences between tokens and coins.
Tokens can be created by using another’s blockchain. The blockchains don’t have to be created correctly. Instead, you can read the entire code to see how it should be validated. It is simple to create the token and it runs on this particular blockchain.
Ethereum is an example. Babb states, “Ethereum’s blockchain stores and validates transactions. The Ethereum team has been working to improve the system, update its functionality, and fix vulnerabilities in Ethereum tokens (an ER or C20 tokens). It relies on the Ethereum blockchain’s capabilities to be its backbone.”
The Ethereum network created Basic Attention Token (BAT), an ERC20 token. The team created the Basic Attention Token (BAT) on Ethereum. Although they didn’t have enough resources to build their own mainframes, they wanted to create a system where users could reward creators in an easy way, without getting involved. Brave browser is a web browser that replaces ads on websites with Brave tokens. This product can be a focus for the BAT team.
The Brave team could still focus on their product while the Ethereum Network provided stability and safety. Developers can convert tokens into coins if their project is growing quickly enough. Crypto.com recently launched its own mainnet. This is a fancy way to say that they have launched their own cryptocurrency. This allows them to validate their transactions.
There are many types of tokens that can be used to categorize the purpose. Babb explains that platform tokens were created in order to support decentralized applications on blockchain. “Uni Swap is an example of a decentralized platform that allows users to trade Ethereum tokens for another Ethereum token.
Its token is the UNI Swap. This option is distributed to investors on the Uni Swap platform. It promises token holders the ability to vote on future changes, and potentially even earn some of the profits from trades.
Next are security tokens. To signify ownership of assets, security tokens are used. Imagine you were looking to buy gold, but not wanting to own it. A token that tracks the price of gold could be made, for example. You could own a representation of gold instead of having it.
This would theoretically make it safer, since hacking into Ethereum tokens is much easier than breaking into someone’s house. The trick is that the asset must be real.
Next are transactional tokens. These tokens can be used to quickly and easily transfer funds. The current US dollar peg for the coin X Die makes it easy to pay goods and services. It can be used the same as cash. It comes with very low fees. The current transaction fee is $0.000021.
Utility tokens are another type. These tokens are tied to their owner’s ownership. Adds Babb, “BAT is an example of an Ethereum token. It can also be used to advertise through the Brave browser. Utility tokens can be used to do something. You can buy security tokens and keep them. However, a utility token can be used commercially to intend.”
Governance tokens are the last type. Governance token holders have the ability to vote on items that they own using tokens. Uni Swap could be a governance token for a future version of UNI Swap. These tokens give holders the ability to vote on any matter that is put forward by the collective group.