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Crypto Taxonomy (DACS)

The Digital Asset Classification Standard (DACS) provides a taxonomy with standardized industry definitions and classifications for digital assets. It seeks to classify digital assets by market capitalization in a three-tiered hierarchy of Sectors, Industry Groups, and Industries.

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    Crypto Taxonomy (DACS)

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