What's the difference between a coin and a token?
A coin is a cryptocurrency that can operate independently. For example, Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) are coins.
A token is a digital unit designed with utility in mind, providing access and use of a larger cryptoeconomic system. It does not have store of value on its own, but are made so that software can be developed around it. For example, Tether (USDT) is a token that operates on the Omni platform.
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