Biggest searchable blockchain whitepaper database

Soon you’ll be able to read and search in more than 4000+ blockchain PDF whitepapers/research/eBook in an easy to use online searchable/labelled/tagged database.


For every single 247 country, the official regulation entity is identified. Thanks to Google an official statement or some articles are found detailing the situation in that country.

The database currently contains 180 articles as source and 129 regulation body.


Token economics insights

Usually, a percentage of the tokens is sold to ICO participants and a percentage kept for the company’s needs. The token distribution and allocation of the token is usually a chapter in the future company whitepaper. A pie chart displays how and to whom tokens will be allocated. But how much tokens are allocated (amount) and what are they used for? how much token should I spend for advisor? is 15% of all tokens too much for founder? How many company use reward pool and what is the best size?

I’m trying to answer all these questions at https://ico.tokens-economy.com/distribution/ You can discover how much token are given for pre-sale, main sales, or reserved for particular needs across a bit less than 900 ICO!

After analyzing 896 ICO, up to 24 main categories used to describe token distribution have been identified:

advisors, airdrop, bonus, bounty, burned, community, company, crowdsale, ecommerce, foundation, founder, investors, legal, lockup, marketing, operations, pool, premined, presale, referrals, research, reserves, team

The tedious work was to get the data and map categories (people used a huge amount of synonyms: up to 1936 unique words/sentences, including typos) down to 24 categories!

Some examples:

  • crowd-sale: is, sales, crowd sale, crowd-sale, free sale, ICO round, main-ico, coinsale, coin sale, ICO token, public, …
  • bounty: ICO bounty, bug bounty, gift, bounties
  • frozen: frozen, lock-up, vesting, lockup
  • and the list goes on….

After that, graphing all these values was easy thanks to #google charts API 

I will update the data regularly, so keep visiting this page in the future.

How it was done

  • Data are stored in Google Sheet, 2190 ICO, read from Whitepapers using PDFBox.
  • A category parser read and match token distribution categories (> 1936 unique words/sentences) and their respective values
  • A category reducer reduce the number of categories to a more manageable number by mapping similar category together. E.g. Early Bird investors -> preico
  • A category analyzer can query these data using multiple category selector strategies.

What’s next?

I will improve the category reducer over time to catch more and more synonyms and increase the coverage of ICO taken into account by the category analyzer.

I plan to export the rules used in the category reducer and display them beside each pi chart soon.

Blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies have revolutionized the way companies raise capital but at the same time are bringing their own sets of challenges. To ensure that your startup will go through that (ad)venture in a safe manner, you should always adhere to best security practices, for your company AND your investors.

This mind map will present you in a visual way lots of valuable information like:

  • A compilation of the most dangerous threats to the ICO industry and how to mitigate,
  • A set of best practices to protect your ICO from hackers,

Due to the nature of the ever-changing ICO landscape and the never-ending hackers creativity, this document will ALWAYS be a work in progress. I will continue extending it for the years to come, as long as there are interest and a value for the Blockchain community.

Token Economy Canvas consists of nine building blocks that are filled out in a pre-defined order. Answering the questions for each building block helps gain insight into each aspect of a blockchain project and its token. Combined, the answers allow a holistic view of the proposed token economy. From there you can make your own decision on the viability of a token or how it relates to a possible evaluation of a project.

Business Model Canvas is a strategic management and lean startup template for developing new or documenting existing business models. It is a visual chart with elements describing a firm’s or product’s value proposition, infrastructure, customers, and finances. It assists firms in aligning their activities by illustrating potential trade-offs.

Business Model Canvas: nine business model building blocks, Osterwalder, Pigneur & al. 2010



After reading this great article https://medium.com/@pstehlik/evaluating-blockchain-projects-with-token-economy-canvas-908bc1bab6 I felt the need to create an online editor.

“Token Economy Canvas consists of nine building blocks that are filled out in a pre-defined order. Answering the questions for each building block helps gain insight into each aspect of a blockchain project and its token. Combined, the answers allow a holistic view of the proposed token economy. From there you can make your own decision on the viability of a token or how it relates to a possible evaluation of a project. “

The tool save regularly all your entries into browser Local Storage, so it will restore them after browser crashes, tabs closings and other disasters.

The vision

If you agree to tick the checkbox to share, all your data will be persisted to the server, in a format that later allow the Blockchain community to query, compare and read token canvas (these features are in development).

As a bonus, i also provide an excel template. Visit https://canvas.tokens-economy.com/ now 🙂

now 🙂