Crypto Economics - The Top 100 Token Models Compared

33 Pages Posted: 12 Oct 2018

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Wulf A. Kaal

University of St. Thomas, Minnesota - School of Law

Date Written: September 15, 2018

Abstract

The article provides an overview of the evolving economic incentive designs in decentralized systems. After introducing the decentralized economic policy tools that influence token design, the author examines the leading token models in a hand-selected dataset comprising the top one hundred cryptocurrencies by market capitalization (N=100). The dataset enables a time series trend analysis of token models, consensus algorithms, and governance mechanisms, among other data points.

Keywords: Emerging Technology, Crypto Economics, Token Models, Incentive Design, Velocity, Supply, Demand, Tokens, Initial Coin Offerings, Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technology, Regulation, Market Abuse, Investor Protection, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science, Data Scientists

JEL Classification: K20, K23, K32, L43, L5, O31, O32

Suggested Citation

Kaal, Wulf A., Crypto Economics - The Top 100 Token Models Compared (September 15, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3249860 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3249860

Wulf A. Kaal (Contact Author)

University of St. Thomas, Minnesota - School of Law ( email )

MSL 400, 1000 La Salle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN Minnesota 55403-2005
United States

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