Bachelor Thesis, Master Thesis or Project Study
📌 Key facts
- 💡 Background
- 🦾Who We Are
- 🎯 Goals
- 🧠 Topics of Interest
- 🎓 Profile
- 📚 Further Reading
- 📄 Requirements to any Work
- 📬 How to Apply
With the hype surrounding the new blockchain technology growing, more and more fields of application are becoming apparent in a wide variety of areas. Recently, a new model has emerged: The Community Token Economy (CTE).
"A CTE provides a dynamic framework to incentivise collaborative behaviours early in the birthing cycles of [...] new digital economies. To be clear, CTEs are a governing and coordination model, and not a technology. It is meant to augment rather than replace generic protocols, blockchains or distributed ledgers like Ethereum or IOTA." - find the full introduction (here).
CTEs are extremely flexible, they can be based on a wide variety of resources such as IP, network, or distribution. This flexibility enables many different business models.
In your thesis you should provide an overview of social and community tokens: Research startups, corporates, use cases, business models, technologies, pros and cons as well as the state-of-the-art industry of community tokens. Make your findings accessible by creating a landing page that explains social and community tokens.
🦾Who We Are
The Chair for Strategy and Organization is focused on research with impact. This means we do not want to repeat old ideas and base our research solely on the research people did 10 years ago. Instead, we currently research topics that will shape the future. Topics such as Agile Organizations and Digital Disruption, Blockchain Technology, Creativity and Innovation, Digital Transformation and Business Model Innovation, Diversity, Education: Education Technology and Performance Management, HRTech, Leadership, and Teams. We are always early in noticing trends, technologies, strategies, and organizations that shape the future, which has its ups and downs.
- Conduct a systematic screening of startups, corporates, use cases, technologies, advantages and disadvantages, as well as the state-of-the-art industry - What are the current trends and players regarding social and community tokens?
- You may discover a new business model doing your analysis
- Provide an overview of social and community tokens
- Put your research into practice by launching a landing page that explains social and community tokens
The site should have information about startups, technologies, as well as the suitability for different applications ... and many more aspects.
You might also collaborate with munichNFT: munichNFT is the world's first city-NFT platform for creatives and artists who want to learn about, create, mint, auction and buy NFTs. The project is always open for new impulses.
🧠 Topics of Interest
- Innovations in Crypto
- Exploring something completely new
- New business models
- Reliable and self-driven
- Enthusiasm for Tokenization / Innovations in Crypto / New business models
- Ability to do sophisticated internet, desk research, and connect with practitioners
- Passion to learn more about the future and do research with impact
📚 Further Reading
Introducing Community Token Economies
This is a summary of our white paper which can be downloaded . With every emergent technology comes business innovation that changes how value is captured and delivered. For blockchain technology, token economies represent a new network-based crowdfunding model in which blockchain architecture locks in economic incentives.
We Put The Power in The Hands of Creators and Their Communities. Rally offers anyone with an online community the ability to launch their own coin without the complexity of coding on the ethereum blockchain. Rally is a decentralized platform completely governed by the community.
Web3 Creators Have a New Platform for Minting Social Tokens - CoinDesk
With $2.5 million in seed funding, Coinvise is bringing social tokens to Ethereum and Polygon. Social token platform Coinvise has raised $2.5 million in a seed-funding round led by Galaxy Digital HK and IDEO CoLab Ventures.
Social Tokens: Get Ready for the Next Massive Crypto Trend
InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Cryptocurrency isn't going anywhere soon with the next biggest craze after NFTs being social tokens. Source: Marko Aliaksandr/ShutterStock.com So what are social tokens? These are a type of cryptocurrency that is based around a brand, community, or influencer.
Props: Deploying Loyalty Tokens for Web 2.0
Props is a platform that empowers the new ownership economy, providing tokenized loyalty that gives users a financial stake in the network that they help build.
What are Social Tokens?
The idea behind communities creating currencies customized for their own needs is not new. The LETS and time-banking movements in the 1980s and 90s saw hundreds of communities in North America issue their own local...
📄 Requirements to any Work
We do not want your research to gather dust in some corner of bookshelf but make it accessible to the world. Thus, we warmly encourage you to create some or all of the following:
- Infograph - visually represent some of your work (find examples here)
- Slide Deck - summarize your research and possibly present it
- Extract most important sequences from podcasts, videos, and other media
- 3-4 Tweets about the most important findings and summarizing the topic
- optional: Medium Article - let people outside the university know about your research and start your personal brand
📬 How to Apply
If you are interested, please contact Prof. Dr. Isabell Welpe and Christian Ziegler (e-mail below) by submitting your CV and grade report. Please also briefly outline your tentative research idea (research question, data and methods, possible outcomes with a tentative outline all in word as *.docx)
We're greatly looking forward to hearing more about you!