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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.


StartEngine: Invest in ICOs via Equity Crowdfunding

15 Sep 2020 5 minute read 0 comments MintDice.com

2017 started the massive wave of cryptocurrency adoption across the globe and sparked a new trend of startups called Initial Coin Offerings (ICO). ICOs are a cryptocurrency comparison to a stock’s IPO. It’s the first chance that regular investors hav...

Block.One Startup Dwarfs Other ICOs

7 Sep 2020 5 minute read 1 comment MintDice.com

Many people have been getting into the EOS hype for the past number of months. Leading up to their June 1st date for the end of their token sales, many have been eagerly anticipating and registering their coins. Throughout the entire process, Block.O...

Cameron Winklevoss: DeFi Boom is Different From 2017 ICO Mania

23 Sep 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Abhi K

Gemini Exchange co-founder Cameron Winklevoss has commented on the recent DeFi boom and its comparison to the 2017 ICO mania, tweeting on September 22 that there was a great deal of difference. Winkelvoss says that in 2017, no working products were...

SwapDex – An Overview

7 Sep 2020 1 minute read 1 comment TronList

In today’s article we will introduce you to SwapDex.net – one of the newest platforms on the ETH blockchain. What exactly is SwapDex about? What does their Roadmap look like? How can I take part in the Presale? We have the answers to all of those que...

HaloToken.io – A Private Investment ERC20 Token

12 Sep 2020 1 minute read 0 comments TronList

Have you heard about the HaloToken already? It’s one of the newest decentralized private investment platform on the Ethereum blockchain. In this article we will explain how it works and why it could turn out to be a very lucrative investment. What m...

STARCURVE – ICO LAUNCHING 09/09/20

8 Sep 2020 3 minute read 0 comments TronList

Today we will introduce you to StarCurve. What is StarCurve? Why it is a good investment opportunity to invest in their IDO? How can you participate in the XSTAR token sale? TronList has the answer to all of those questions and much more! What is...

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...

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...

WeedFarmer – ICO LAUNCHED

12 Sep 2020 1 minute read 0 comments TronList

In today’s article we will introduce you to WeedFarmer.Finance – the newest DeFi platform on the Ethereum blockchain. What is it about and what are the tokencomics of the project? We have all the answers for you! What is WeedFarmer.Finance? WeedFa...

SaTT Smart Advertising Token Raises USD 7.1M, Rare Feat in 2020 Lackluster ICO Landscape

25 Sep 2020 2 minute read 0 comments Bit Media Buzz

Singapore, September 25, 2020 - Smart advertising marketplace SaTT is pleased to announce that its fundraising crowd sale has raised a total of USD 7.1 million against the generally lackluster ICO terrain in 2020. Hitting its soft cap of USD 3,360,0...