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ICO - Initial Coin Offering

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Initial coin offerings (ICOs) is a fundraising mechanism for Decentralized Ledger Technology (DLTs) projects. They have proven to be extremely successful in helping projects raise funds quickly and conveniently. In 2018, ICOs raised roughly $6.3 billion, with most ICOs being centered in the United States. 

But this has been something of a double-edged sword. ICOs have come under the scanner for their tendency to be exploited by disingenuous individuals or groups, who purportedly launch a project and a corresponding token during an ICO, only to stop development or go dark once having raised money. This has led to investigations in several nations and, in some instances, an outright ban on ICOs.

Studies have shown that a vast majority of ICOs are indeed scams. Naturally, concern about investor protection is high, which explains the intense scrutiny placed on efforts that make use of ICOs, if not banning it outright. Furthermore, several ICOs have failed to meet their fundraising goals or alter their initial vision. 

Having said this, a change in the regulatory approach has offered some hope for believers in ICOs. The blockchain space, being so nascent, has not had reasonable regulation yet be established, which has no doubt contributed to the wild west reputation of the cryptocurrency market. However, as regulation steadily forms, both the ICO facet and general use of cryptocurrencies are expected to safer for investors.


Gamifying ICOs: Moving beyond traditional ICOs to improve health of the released cryptoasset, and protecting against regulatory headaches

6 Aug 2019 3 minute read 1 comment Daniel Goldman

Typically ICOs are just sales. A certain amount of funds are taken in, and a certain number of coins are given out. The typical ICO is, after all, modeled on IPOs: initial public offerings of stocks. The tokens are used to fund a project, and general...

EcoSmart - Promising ICO Sale - 10% Weekly Divs (TRX) - 30mil TRX in the Contract already!!!

5 May 2020 1 minute read 0 comments TronList

Hey all,   I just wanted to share an investment opportunity with you all: Summary: This is an ICO with a multi dividend option as it will have a full ecosystem including - Games, Wallet, Exchange, AI-Trading Bot and Social Media. All in this one Eco...

Blockchain base cloud computing Powered by HiveNet

20 Oct 2019 7 minute read 2 comments 9jaflick

Cloud computing is computing based on the internet. Where in the past, people would run applications or programs from software downloaded on a physical computer or server in their building, cloud computing allows people access to the same kinds of ap...

French Legal Regulation of Crypto-assets Financing Mechanisms (or DeFi) - Lending and Borrowing 2/2

25 May 2020 9 minute read 0 comments FrenchLegalAspect

  For better understanding and because of the close connection between them, you should read this post : French Law's Regulation of Crypto-assets Financing Mechanisms - The Case of ICOs (Initial Coin Offering).   A practice in the crypto-assets m...

Hotels HACKED! The company building high tech, blockchain powered, sustainable hotels - costing less to operate, and a lot less to rent!

30 May 2019 3 minute read 0 comments The Global Crypto Press Association

Have you ever imagined a scenario where you can live affordably all year-round in a hotel beachfront resort?Innovasis Hotels is that place. It’s the amazing new hotel project that is revolutionizing the hospitality industry. Not only in terms of affo...

New ‘crypto bank’ offering 15% interest rates on your tokens, with anonymity - introducing Alendoo...

18 Mar 2019 3 minute read 5 comments The Global Crypto Press Association

There are many crypto related loan platforms on the market, but none offering what Alendoo does! Alendoo platform is an innovative platform offering anonymous crypto backed loans and crypto rewarded lending. What is more, Alendoo wallet provides savi...

Overview of the multifunctional CRYPTOXYGEN crypto exchange

24 May 2019 2 minute read 2 comments roland4

Welcome to all traders, HODL-ers and miners in my crypto blog bitcointime.eu! Crypto currencies are gaining popularity every year. People are attracted by their openness, security and decentralization, which is combined with high volatility and the...

Initial Coin Offering (ICO) - The West of Fundraising

14 Jun 2020 4 minute read 0 comments Pot Project

The Initial Coin Offering is the main system used by cryptocurrencies and his owner for fundraising huge amount of money and can be considered the main event that launches a new project online with a lot of stakeholders involved. Supporters and fans...

Poins ICO (review)

23 Feb 2020 3 minute read 3 comments Heruvim78

Poins.io is an innovative ICO with the motto: Three platforms, one coin. What they want to say with that? Poins platform is based on the blockchain technology using Scrypt algorithm for high transaction speed, and they offer a complete trading platfo...

New token, new upgraded lifestyle! Introducing Elitium - the cryptocurrency bringing you the world of luxury living...

22 Mar 2019 2 minute read 0 comments The Global Crypto Press Association

“A lifestyle, once seen as inaccessible to most, is now just a few clicks away for all.” We’re all guilty. Having caught ourselves peering into the lives of the indulged, we’ve wrongfully assumed ‘that could never be me.’ They travel on private jets....