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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.


Is it time to crypto business leave the United States?!

7 Oct 2020 2 minute read 2 comments alberdioni8406

Recently we are seeing many actions taking by the United States agencies and regulatory firms that are targeting crypto business with their securities laws and regulations, that somehow helps to protect customers for bad actors on the market but with...

John McAfee has been arrested!

7 Oct 2020 1 minute read 2 comments Mozzie

McAfee is famous in the crypto community for his famous tweet about eating his own dick if Bitcoin didn't reach $500,000 by the end of 2020. John McAfee, co-founder of McAfee Crypto Team and founder of the McAfee Anti-virus has been arrested on O...

John McAfee on trouble: arrested in Spain accused of illegal ICO promotion and Tax evasion.

6 Oct 2020 1 minute read 0 comments alberdioni8406

It seems the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the department of justice (DoJ) in United States isn't playing and now one more prominent figure (after Arthur Hayes CEO of BitMEX) in the cryptocurrency field fall down and go behind bars. Th...

HaloToken.io – A Review

5 Oct 2020 2 minute read 0 comments TronList

In today’s article we will review – what exactly HaloToken.io is, how it works and what you will need to buy HALO tokens. So let’s dig into it, shall we? What is HaloToken.io? HaloToken.io is one of the newest decentralized investment platform o...

SALT Lending Settle with the SEC

1 Oct 2020 1 minute read 2 comments Tomadachi

SALT - the project that facilitates cash loans using cryptocurrency as collateral - announced they have reached a settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding the offer and sale of SALT Tokens in its initial coin offeri...

What Are the Smart Contracts and How They Work

1 Oct 2020 2 minute read 0 comments GetBlock

History In 1996, long before the Bitcoin and Ethereum appeared, the American cryptographer and programmer Nick Szabo described the principle of smart contracts. He said that it is a program that used mathematical algorithms to perform operations. The...

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...

Crypto Terminology: What is an ICO?

24 Sep 2020 1 minute read 0 comments EasilyRich.com

What is an ICO? If you clicked on this article you may be wondering, “What is an ICO?” In short ICO stands for Initial Coin Offering. You are essentially buying a new companies crypto or token. And typically, it is the first time they have offered it...

Cameron Winklevoss: DeFi Boom is Different From 2017 ICO Mania

23 Sep 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Abhimanyu Krishnan

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...

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17 Sep 2020 1 minute read 2 comments KHubbard

The SEC has recently issued a number of enforcement actions, many of which were lodged against ICOs that took place in 2017.  It was remarkable to see Security and Exchange Commissioner Hester M. Peirce make a public dissent againt Mark Cuban and As...