Crypto-economic Research Series

TokenWork Series

TokenWork is a ConsenSys cryptoeconomics research series focused on community development, thought leadership, knowledge sharing, and furthering the discussion about tokenization and cryptoeconomics design.

Episode 1

Tokenized Housing Vouchers and Food Stamps

The proposed “Re-Fungible Service Token” (RFST) model is a variant of Rennekamp’s “Re-Fungible Token” architecture, a model in which you could have a non-fungible asset tied to fungible liquidity — enabling that asset to “become fungible again.” The RFST model also shares a likeness to the Bancor Smart Token, an ERC20 (fungible) token that is connected to another, more liquid ERC20 token. This session will explore applying RFST to tokenize housing vouchers and food stamps.

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Episode 2

Delphi - A Mechanism for Staking & Arbitration

The Bounties Network presents Delphi: a mechanism for staking and arbitration, to solve the problems that are inherent to trusted service transactions like bounties. By relying on a TCR of trusted individuals, we can get fairer judgements than we might with a simple schelling-coin, and can move towards a more robust solution for the oracles problem.

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Episode 3

Token-ranked Lists to Curate Service Providers

The function of a Token-ranked List is the curation of value-based relationships with Service Providers. The design of a Token-ranked List allows Consumers to de-centrally curate a list of Service Providers based on relative performance over a period of time. Under this model, Consumers are the Curators.

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Episode 4

Post Capital Cybernetics aka Scalable Abundance

The purpose of the model is to provide an economic framework model abstraction for how people and organizations can come together and transact and organize in such a way that profit and purpose become synonymous: Require giving, before significant profit, enforced programmatically both at the application and at the protocol level.

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Episode 5

Token-Curated Registries

There are now two TCRs live on the Ethereum mainnet! What have we learned about the TCR idea from seeing these few in production? What are the problems? How can we do better?

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Episode 6


Introduction to the project. The idea is to improve the #ethereum UX (user experience) by making the end user's interaction with #blockchain easier. Fuel will allow #Dapps to pay transaction fees on behalf of their users by directing those transactions to gas providers on the Fuel network. This would enable a set of user-friendly features: no payment of fees, no management of private keys, better user flow.

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Topics for future episodes include…

  • Post-mortem: cryptoeconomic systems playtests
  • A sharded PoS stake mechanism tied to a concept ontology for knowledge assessments
  • Crypto-systems Simulation
  • Curation Markets

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