Token Classes: Utility tokens explained

The proliferation of words and terminologies is on the rise, especially in the cryptocurrency domain. It has impacted the lives of many people as they perceive cryptocurrency knowledge to be a challenging task.

However, the clarity exemplified by the Klever team to ensure that the knowledge of cryptocurrency is made as simple as possible is a task that must be achieved at all costs. The limitation surrounding the knowledge of the basic terminologies used very often in the blockchain technology and cryptocurrency domain is what we would like to demystify and ensure clarity in this article.

What is tokenization?

By tokenizing data, all pertinent information about it is retained without compromising its security. It involves replacing sensitive data with unique identification symbols that represent the data accurately. Tokenization also seeks to minimize the amount of data a business needs to keep on hand, which has become a popular way for small and midsize businesses to bolster the security of assets. 

Tokenization can, in theory, protect a wide range of sensitive data, such as bank transactions, medical records, criminal records, information about drivers, loan applications, stock trading, and voter registration.

However, this can also be seen in a different perspective in the financial space as a minute unit of valuation of assets for an ecosystem or project as it may be. This is therefore seen from an economic perspective as a unit value of a financial asset, stock, or bond. 

This is also replicated in the cryptocurrency markets as projects are valued based on their financial value index in comparison to their quantity of tokens in circulation in the markets. Subsequently, most projects ensure they have a use case to give the required token a level of value in the market space.

Crypto tokens – what are they?

Tokens in the crypto space refer to a special virtual currency or a way that cryptocurrencies are denominated. A token represents fungible and tradable assets or utilities that reside on their own blockchains, such as Ethereum or Polygon.

Although, there are new sets of tokens referred to as non-fungible tokens (NFT) which tend to be unique in nature and can not be replicated due to their unique distinguishing characteristics. They can be created on these blockchain platforms to enable their utilization.

These crypto tokens (assets) often serve as the transaction units on the blockchains that are created using the standard templates like that of the Ethereum network or Binance smart chain, which allows a user to create tokens. Such blockchains work on the concept of smart contracts or decentralized applications (dApps), such that the programmable, self-executing code is used to process and manage the various transactions that occur on the blockchain without human intervention.

What are Utility tokens?

As the name suggests, utility tokens are basically assets designed for a particular purpose (utility). These tokens can be exchanged for a digital product, benefit, or service, allowing the interaction and use of decentralized applications (dApps) and access to decentralized finance services (DeFi), for example, Ethereum (ETH). 

There is much more to Ethereum than just cryptocurrencies, which makes it one of the most popular blockchain networks today. It is an open-source public service that leverages blockchain technology to offer smart contracts and secure cryptocurrency trading without any intermediaries. It also provides a lot of utility for the decentralized financial system (DeFi) and more recently the non-fungible tokens (NFT).

This has placed Ethereum as a broad spectrum utility token that enables other applications and projects to run efficiently on the blockchain and yet have the ability to scale without hindrance within the projects on the blockchain.

There are also more blockchain projects that have metamorphosed by creating multi-chain portability and thus creating even more compatibility of blockchain of different networks through the utility provided by such platforms like the Polkadot and Polygon networks.

The world should never underestimate the power of blockchain and continuous development as more recent developments and utilities are churned out on a daily basis. An important example is the KleverChain (Klever Blockchain) which is one of the best things that would happen in our generation in the field of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.

The KleverChain is indeed a very powerful blockchain developed to give outstanding utility in the blockchain and crypto space to users by optimizing the flexibility of the Ethereum blockchain and the speed and dynamism of the Tron blockchain. 

Subsequently, the entire crypto space should expect a powerful platform on which they can perform so much more at a great speed with enhanced performance.

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