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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.

Hatch DAO – The BETTER version of CBDAO

8 Sep 2020 2 minute read 0 comments TronList

In today’s article we will introduce you to Hatch DAO – the newest DeFi Ecosystem on the Ethereum blockchain. What is their newly introduced governance token? Why is it different then CBDAO? How can you earn with the HatchDAO token? We have the answe...

GOOD NEWS: Supreme Court limits the extent of SEC disgorgement (fines) - will help crypto space

24 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments CryptoTapas.com

SEC has been in the habit of charging penalties that are higher than money raised by a project to deter others from committing fraud.  However, this practice has been inadvertently impacting the projects on the crypto space.   Companies that raised m...

Using Blockchain for the Securities Industry – Part 2

5 Mar 2020 2 minute read 1 comment beachbummer

In Part 1, I described the characteristics of the Custodian and the Client within the blockchain model. In Part 2 here, I will describe some of the vital pieces left in the model: namely token transfer and ICO/ITO.  Click here to read Part 1 Token Tr...

Kraken Security Labs identifies a flaw in the Trezor cryptocurrency wallet (Lost News, sorry)

5 Feb 2020 2 minute read 0 comments Roberto D.

With an article published a few hours ago Kraken Security Labs illustrated a security flaw that concerns one of the hardware wallets for cryptocurrencies hitherto considered among the safest; in a long post, published on its website, it is illustrate...

267 Million Users Have Been Hacked On DakrWeb Fer 500 Dollars 😭😭😭( Hot News )

27 Apr 2020 2 minute read 9 comments Atia99

Discalminer:- hello brothers I will say that I am New user here and I intend to post almost 5 topics a Day and so that if you want to follow my Content then follow me. So let's begin with the topic. And as I have a news that Bitcoin Has always been t...

The Halving or the Bitcoin Informations Odysee / Some thought´s

12 May 2020 2 minute read 0 comments Patte&Nessa

The Halving Everyone is waiting and talking about it. What will happen with my 0.007698314 Satoshi?! Will we finally reach the Moon? Lambo, I´m coming! Who knows..... The Situation Over Six Months now we are working with Cryptos. We´re Claiming our...

Get information about pre-sales (ICO)

8 May 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Samolower

You are looking for information about ICO (Initial Coin Offer) but you do not know where to start ? I can give you an advice to start getting information. My favorite platform is ICO DROPS (https://icodrops.com/), here you will be able to find upcomi...

Million dollar home, Ferrari, diamond jewels: the case of a fraudulent ICO involving the rapper T.I.

13 Sep 2020 1 minute read 0 comments alberdioni8406

The time of ICO's surely made a lot of money to companies and individuals who promoted their projects back in 2017, when it started, with marketing campaigns to promote their "millionaire projects" taken to extreme, some of this hired even well known...

Atomz.io ICO full review

27 Feb 2020 3 minute read 0 comments Heruvim78

The idea behind ATOMZ project, as it is underlined in the Whitepaper, is: How can one invest easily in cryptocurrencies? What if there is a software or device to signal us the best coin to buy or sell at the present moment? There are 1600+ coins to c...

SEC vs TI - The Trouble Man Finds Trouble with ICO

12 Sep 2020 1 minute read 0 comments KHubbard

  Image: Robert Kamau/GC Images Add Atlanta based hip-hop artist T.I. to the long list of celebrities who have faced a Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement action for promoting an ICO.  According to a SEC press release, the Commission anno...