(I'm working on a new crypto project so it's going to get pretty blockchainy around here.)
For anybody interested in crypto, I highly recommend reading through Nick Grossman's recent presentation on Why Tokens Are Fundamental:
"Cryptonetworks" can help us build a more competitive, innovative, secure and decentralized Internet. "Tokens" (also known as cryptocurrencies or cryptoassets) are integral to the operation of cryptonetworks. As we design new laws and regulations in this emerging space, we should keep these concepts in mind, beyond the financial aspects that are today’s primary focus.
It's a good followup to Joel Monegro's seminal post on Fat Protocols.