SETTING STANDARDS FOR GLOBAL TOKEN MARKETS
International Token Identification Number (ITIN)
BTC, BTX or XBT? 3 Letters are not enough! ITIN is a unique alphanumeric identifier for all types of cryptographic tokens. It enhances operational handling and transparency, thereby ending the growing confusion of duplicated, altered or varying crypto symbols!
International Token Classification (ITC)
Let’s unravel the crypto space together! ITC provides market players from business and academia with a comprehensive and extendable framework for the classification of cryptographic tokens according to various dimensions (economic, technologic, legal, etc.).
International Token Database (TOKENBASE)
Let’s end the time of unreliable and incomplete data! TOKENBASE is a large-scale dataset for personal, professional and academic use covering 800+ tokens with +3 years of time-series data (market prices, trading volumes, etc.) linked to the qualitative ITC classification data.

International Token Identification Number (ITIN)

The structure of the International Token Identification

What is ITIN?

So far tokens and exchanges chose ticker symbols deliberately. As a result the same token might trade under different ticker symbols on different exchanges or different tokens might be even listed under the same symbol. For instance, Bitcoin can either be found under the symbol XBT, BTC or BTX. This is not only confusing and but also represents a risk for investors and other market players.

With the International Token Identification Number (ITIN) ITSA is developing and implementing an open market standard for the safe and secure identification of cryptographic tokens. Its large implementation will drastically increase transparency and reduce operational risks.

ITSA is filling a niche desperately needed in the crypto token realm: standardized classification and identification. We are using the ITIN as a unique identifier for our vast on-chain data available at Anyblock Index.

Peter Eulberg
Co-Founder & CEO at Anyblock Analytics

“ITSA is promoting standards for global token markets – this is crucial, as comprehensive market standards enable the adoption of cryptographic tokens across the traditional financial industry.”

Natalie Tillack
Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Scalewonder

“At BCW Group, we believe a global standard for cryptographic tokens is imperative & are impressed by the methodical approach ITSA has taken utilising an international approach.  Therefore, we will grow the ITSA footprint from Hong Kong & the APAC region.”

Kyle Baron
Managing Partner, BCW Group

Philipp Sandner

“ITIN – the unique token identifier – is already used in Germany to clearly identify crypto assets for taxation purposes.”

Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner
Head of Frankfurt School Blockchain Center

“ITSA is filling a niche desperately needed in the crypto token realm: standardized classification and identification. We are using the ITIN as a unique identifier for our vast on-chain data available at Anyblock Index”

Peter Eulberg
Co-Founder & CEO at Anyblock Analytics

“ITSA is promoting standards for global token markets – this is crucial, as comprehensive market standards enable the adoption of cryptographic tokens across the traditional financial industry.”

Natalie Tillack
Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Scalewonder

International Token Standardization Association (ITSA) e.V.

Cryptographic tokens running on DLT systems will soon form an integral part of various major economic sectors (e.g. financial markets, information and media, manufacturing and trade). As such they are going to provide utility and value in many different forms to business and society as a whole. Moreover, cryptographic tokens are also on the verge of representing a recognized institutional asset class. Yet, the current token markets still lack a tangible and holistic framework for the identification, classification and analysis of different token types, which leads to economic, technological as well as regulatory uncertainty and a lack of transparency for all players involved.

With the objective of addressing these shortcomings, the International Token Standardization Association (ITSA) e.V. aims at implementing comprehensive market standards for the global token economy.

The International Token Standardization Association (ITSA) is based in Berlin and has more than 100 associated founding members.

Executive Board

 Chairman

Philipp Sandner

Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner

Head of Frankfurt School Blockchain Center

Vice Chairman

Andranik Tumasjan

Prof. Dr. Andranik Tumasjan

Professor
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Vice Chairman

Constantin Ketz

Constantin Ketz

Partner
Cadeia Capital

Treasurer

Klaus Himmer

Klaus Himmer

CEO & Co-Founder
CryptoTax

Vice Treasurer

Benjamin Horvath

Benjamin Horvath

Managing Director
BLOCKROCKET

Secretary

Christian Labetzsch

Christian Labetzsch

Founder
Blocksize Capital

Vice Secretary

Jan Mundin

Jan Mundin

Managing Director
Disrupt Network

Membership

ITSA is a non-profit organization and special interest group aiming at the development and implementation of comprehensive market standards for the identification, classification, and analysis of cryptographic tokens. ITSA provides multiple sets of databases. Some of them are for free, others are only available for ITSA members.

Associated Founding Members

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Selected Members

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