An index that tracks the price of leading blockchain assets
What is a blockchain asset?
A blockchain asset is a digital asset, represented cryptographically on a distributed ledger, which plays an essential role in the use of a blockchain-based protocol. Examples of blockchain assets include digital currencies like bitcoin and tokens required to take actions on a protocol like REP.
Blockchain-based protocols are improving the security, privacy and usability of the infrastructure of the Internet. The growth of the blockchain asset class will depend on adoption of the protocols on which the assets are built.
Criteria for inclusion in The Control’s Blockchain Asset Index (BAI):
The network that the blockchain asset secures must have unique characteristics that are difficult to replicate and defensible by network effects.
The blockchain asset must be supported by a quality, active developer team and community.
The blockchain asset must have a total market value of >$3M.
The blockchain asset must have fair and reasonable distribution of the token.
The blockchain asset must be trading for three months prior to being included in the index. Q4 2016 projects like Zcash and Golem are not yet eligible.
Q4 2016: +33.24%
Note: This index is for informational purposes only. It’s not an investment recommendation or an investable security.
NOTE: THIS WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON MEDIUM
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