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    Deployment Phase of Token Ecosystem Creation Part 1 & 2: Testing & Iteration + System Safety

    Kicking off our series on the Deployment Phase we will discuss the importance of testing and network safety. Deployment is focused on system integration and continued model optimisation through testing and iteration.

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    Crypto-economics

    Designing Simple Incentives for Complex Networks Part 2

    In previous posts, we discussed the importance of stakeholder mapping and creating a taxonomy of actors, and setting your network’s objective function. These steps set a strong macro foundation for starting to build out specific incentives across your network, but now the focus turns to the microeconomics of specific roles within your network. More and […]

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    Design Phase of Token Ecosystem Creation Part 1

    Kicking off our series on the Design Phase of Token Ecosystem Creation, we discuss setting a network’s objective function and how to best approach setting the foundations for a token design that can effectively create and capture network effects. 

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    Crypto-economics

    Designing for user focused incentives using a Token utility canvas

    As we wrap our series on the Discovery Phase, it needs to be stressed that token design is not only about systems design thinking. Incentives and mechanism design are only part of the equation.

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    The Importance of Stakeholder and Value Mapping in Token Ecosystem Creation

    Once you have your problem structured the next step is to turn your attention toward the actual participants of the network and how value flows around the ecosystem. This step should be rooted in user research.

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    Why is Problem Structuring critical in any token ecosystem?

    Tokens are value creation and exchange mechanisms that allow network agents to participate in, and/or manage the system. They ensure that nodes operate effectively and actors participate in a coordinated manner. Therefore, they play an important role in aligning the incentives of the ecosystem participants.

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    Crypto-economics

    Token design: the deployment phase, focusing on system safety

    As Web 3.0 continues to develop and various projects build out important infrastructure to scale a decentralised web to the masses, many of these protocols can be viewed as public utilities to be used by new emerging market applications.

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    Crypto-economics

    Design Phase: Finding Token-Network Fit

    Token design is perhaps the most discussed and exciting aspect of the entire process. A huge database of cryptographic primitives have emerged, and new ones are introduced almost every week.

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    Discovery Phase: Defining your Network Requirements

    The first phase of token creation should start with an understanding of the ecosystem itself. In the Discovery Phase, we propose a process for token teams to formulate and align on the problem they are actually trying to solve. The fundamental question of “Why a token?” seems like a simple one, but getting internal alignment on the answer is harder then it seems. The discovery phase is all about determining and aligning on the particular characteristics of your business model, and defining the requirements for your token design.

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    Introducing the 3 Ds of Token Ecosystem Creation

    Every new technology brings with it new and disruptive business models. And for blockchain technology, these are tokenised ecosystems. Blockchains represent a shift in how value will be created and distributed. For this shift to occur the underlying fundamentals of new emerging business models need to be explored.

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    Crypto-economics

    The Token Ecosystem Creation report

    Today we launch our new report on the concept and practice of developing effective tokenized crypto-assets. This is driven by our strong belief in the potential power of decentralised systems to provide a new and important evolution in how our economy and society can be organised, but in order to achieve this, effective ecosystems must be created that align the incentives of all the participants in a new model economy.

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    Essential Strategies To Manage Token Velocity

    The main objective in cryptoeconomics is to design token economies that will grow in utility value over the long haul.

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    Token Interoperability in Community Token Economies

    First, there was Bitcoin. Then there was the altcoin boom. Then the hot new stuff was blockchains without coins. And if you’ve spent any time in the cryptocurrency space lately, you’ll know tokens are the thing of the moment with 10 or more new ones every week.

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    Crypto-economics

    Overview of Community Token Economies

    With every emergent technology comes business innovation that changes how value is captured and delivered.

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    The Next Stage in ICOs: The Community Token Economy

    Outlier Ventures, after 3 months of deep research, is pleased to share with you it’s vision for the next stage of the token economy: The Community Token Economy which can be downloaded for free from our website.

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