An Overview of Principal Token Models

The crypto market is constantly growing and changing. If you are looking to invest in the blockchain space, it is important to understand what you are getting into. There are many different types of tokens in the cryptocurrency world, so many with various purposes and use cases that it can be difficult to keep track of them all. Some tokens exist purely for speculation while others provide access to products or services. This article will explore the different token models. We will give you an overview of these models and what they represent. Let's get started!

As The Native Currency of Your Blockchain


Currency Token or payment token: A cryptocurrency token is a type of digital asset that can represent monetary value. Cryptocurrency tokens are currency units that exist on the blockchain that refer to a specific virtual currency token.The main purpose is to serve as a medium of exchange and  store of value. It can be used to transfer money or provide access to products and services. They are typically created by the company that owns the currency and have their value pegged to another currency or commodity or to raise funds for start-ups. The currency is generated via smart contracts and distributed through an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) or token sale event.

 

As A Way To Build And Strengthen Your Ecosystem


Utility Tokens: Utility tokens are used to buy services or products from the company that issued them. They can be compared to “gift” cards, they give the holder access to a blockchain-based special offer, like paying for smart contracts to be executed. This can be anything from an online community, to a computer game, to even the electricity in your home! The utility token is usually cheaper than the main currency used within the service and it is often easier for people who do not have that currency available on their bank account. Utility tokens can also be liquidated quickly if needed so there's no need for holding on to something that might go out of date or lose value over time as some other investments might do.

 

Reward Tokens: Reward tokens are a type of utility token that is given as an incentive for participating in an activity. They are often used to reward users for watching videos, completing surveys, or signing up with a service. When you take part in these types of activities, you will be rewarded with tokens that have a monetary value. These tokens can then be traded on exchanges or spent at e-commerce websites that accept them. Reward tokens are a new type of cryptocurrency that has been gaining popularity in the last few years. They have been getting a lot of attention from investors and businesses alike.

 

As A Way To Raise Capital And Give Access To Your Company Or Assets Ownership:

 

Security Token: Security tokens are digital assets that derive their value from an external asset that can be traded. They are registered with regulatory bodies and guarantees specific rights or privileges for their holder. These tokens may represent shares, a membership interest in a limited liability company, or other financial instruments such as stocks and bonds. Dividends in the form of additional coins are given to token holders as the issuing company earns a profit in the market.


Asset Token: An asset token is a particular security token and represents a share in underlying physical or digital assets, such as gold or art. They can change the way in which we invest in assets. Whether it is a real estate property, painting, precious stone, company shares, or any asset, they can be tokenized. These assets can then be owned, transferred, and exchanged between people. This simplifies the exchange process, brings in more liquidity, and enables global access.


Last but not least Non-Fungible Tokens NFTs:

A non-fungible token is a digital representation of something very unique. Each token represents a specific asset, so there’s no standard value.  This means you can’t exchange one non-fungible token for the other directly. They are bought and sold online, through a NFT marketplace.  NFTs are ideal for proving ownership rights, identity, and authenticity . The main characteristics of NFTs include:

  • Non-interoperable: An NFT cannot be used as another NFT or vice versa.
  • Indivisible: NFTs cannot be divided into smaller denominations. They exist exclusively as a whole. 
  • Indestructible: Because all NFT data is stored on the blockchain via smart contracts, each token cannot be destroyed, removed or replicated. Ownership of these tokens is also immutable, which means the holders of the NFT actually possess their NFTs, not the companies that create them. 
  • Verifiable: NFTs can be traced back to the original creator, which allows pieces to be authenticated without the need for third-party verification.No middle men needed anymore! 


Thus, tokens are an important part of the cryptocurrency world. They can be more than just a digital currency, and they each serve a different purpose. With the crypto industry and blockchain industry growing bigger and evolving each day, understanding these principal token models will help you adopt the future with ease. At Rubix Network, we are leading the change in next-gen blockchain technology with our proprietary PoH (Proof of Harvest) consensus, a mechanism that reduces carbon emissions by 100%. Our proofchain architecture enables the building of highly scalable, secure, decentralized applications with built-in privacy.