Created by Admin KL, Modified on Tue, 13 Feb at 3:20 PM by Admin KL

Tokens refer to anything that symbolizes a concept, with diverse definitions depending on the context. Nonetheless, the fundamental notion of representing one thing with another remains consistent.

In the realm of WEB 3.0, tokens can be defined as digital representations of assets on the internet. Think of tokens as akin to digital currency, but instead of physical coins or bills, they exist in the online domain. Some tokens function like regular money for purchasing or trading, while others resemble special tickets granting access to specific online services or games.

Understanding the disparities between web 2 and Web 3 highlights the futility of creating tokens on web 2. Explore more about the distinctions between web 2 and web 3 here. The creation of tokens involves a secure technology known as blockchain, acting as a highly secure online ledger that tracks token ownership. Typically, these tokens utilize smart contracts. However, on LiasS, it is relatively seamless and straightforward; there really is no need for a smart contract or any of those complexities. Individuals can engage in online buying, selling, or trading of tokens, with ownership securely recorded on the blockchain. Importantly, this decentralized process involves a network of computers worldwide, ensuring fairness and security, free from control by any single entity or company.

A token could be fungible or Non-fungible. We would discuss that in detail in the following section.

Fungible and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)

  1. Fungible Tokens:

    • Definition: Fungible tokens are interchangeable and mutually interchangeable with each other.
    • Example: Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin or traditional currencies (e.g., dollars, euros) are fungible. If you have one bitcoin and exchange it for another, you still have the same value.
    • Characteristics:
      • Each unit of the token is identical in value to every other unit.
      • They can be divided into smaller units, and each smaller unit is still interchangeable with any other unit.
      • Transactions with fungible tokens do not require additional information about individual units.
    • Use Case: Fungible tokens are commonly used for traditional forms of money and in financial transactions where interchangeability is essential.
  2. Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs):

    • Definition: Non-fungible tokens are unique and indivisible digital assets.
    • Example: Digital art, collectibles, and virtual real estate are often represented as NFTs. Each NFT has distinct characteristics that make it different from any other token.
    • Characteristics:
      • Each unit of the token is unique and has specific attributes that differentiate it from other units.
      • NFTs cannot be divided into smaller, interchangeable units like fungible tokens.
      • NFTs often represent ownership or proof of authenticity of a specific digital or physical item.
    • Use Case: NFTs are used in various creative and digital contexts, allowing artists, musicians, game developers, and other content creators to tokenize and sell their unique digital assets.

In LiaaS, all tokens are denoted as properties, each with its unique property ID. Both fungible and non-fungible tokens possess a property ID. In the case of non-fungible tokens, the property ID conceptually serves as a collection ID. Visualize a collection as a folder, with individual NFTs acting as the files within that folder. To begin crafting your fungible or non-fungible tokens, and to learn more about creating an NFT collection, it's important to note that creating an NFT necessitates having a collection.

In summary, fungible tokens are interchangeable and uniform in value, while non-fungible tokens are unique and represent ownership of specific, distinguishable assets. The concept of NFTs has gained significant attention in the digital art and entertainment industries, providing new ways for creators to monetize and share their work in the digital space.

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