Before the advent of computers, any tangible asset owned by a company that had monetary value was the company’s entire asset. Today, the ubiquity of computers has forced the creation of two very specific asset classes: digital assets and tangible assets.
A digital asset is a virtual or intangible asset in binary (digital) format that includes a property right. Digital assets therefore have a digital value and consist mainly of digital documents (software) and multimedia content (images, sounds, graphics and videos) that are either in circulation (such as crypto-currencies and digital tokens) or stored on digital media (computers, hard drives, etc.).
Online stores, among others, are digital assets stored on digital media, in this case hosting servers.« Back to Glossary Index