1. basic

Tokens are programmable digital assets that reside on a blockchain. They can represent a variety of tangible and intangible assets and are instrumental in the creation of decentralized applications (dApps). They bring the power, security, and decentralization of blockchain technology to diverse markets.

1.1 Ethereum

Ethereum's ERC-20 and ERC-721 standards have popularized the creation of fungible and non-fungible tokens respectively, representing a wide range of assets from currencies to unique digital collectibles.

1.2 Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin Cash supports Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) tokens for creating cost-effective tokens with less complexity than Ethereum. Additionally, SmartBCH tokens on Bitcoin Cash are functionally equivalent to Ethereum tokens, offering similar capabilities.

1.3 Bitcoin

Bitcoin supports Omni Layer tokens, a protocol similar to the SLP, enabling the creation and trading of custom digital assets on the Bitcoin blockchain.

2. usage

Tokens are used in a variety of ways, including as a medium of exchange in their native ecosystems, a representation of ownership or voting rights, or a means of accessing certain functions of a dApp.


"Decentralized Finance (DeFi) platforms often issue their own tokens, which can be used for governance voting, earning rewards, or accessing specific services within the platform."

3. creation

The creation of tokens has become more accessible with the development of token standards and platforms. However, it's important to understand the legal, financial, and technical implications of creating a token.


"While creating a token has become more accessible, it's crucial to understand the legal, financial, and technical implications involved. It's recommended to seek professional advice before creating a token."

* All terms and definitions may update as the Cryptionary improves.