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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.


Altcoins and ICOs Explained

13 Jun 2021 7 minute read 6 comments RelyOnCrypto

What Are Altcoins? Altcoins, called Alts for short, are non-Bitcoin cryptocurrencies. Alternative Coins is an abbreviation for the term Altcoin. As a result, LiteCoin, Ripple, Dash, and every other non-Bitcoin cryptocurrency are all classified as Alt...

Is it good buying tokens during ICO

8 Jun 2021 1 minute read 4 comments Defiant Pathfinder

I am going to do a short analysis on whether you should buy tokens during ICOs or wait until they are listed on the coin market capitalization and being traded on CEX & DEX. The Positive Side Like its always said the early birds catch the fattest wor...

Things you should know about the upcoming MerchantToken (MTO)

28 May 2021 8 minute read 0 comments CandyNinja

Welcome to the newest (unpublished, even, as of writing this) post on my blog! Now, if you know me, I've been shilling crypto since about 2015. Still remember reading the news about Mt. Gox going out, and when C-CEX used to be a trusted exchange. I'l...

What are ICOs?

16 May 2021 7 minute read 0 comments Chriss

Many people compare ICOs (Initial Coin Offering) in the Cryptocurrency world to IPOs (Initial Public Offering) in the Corporate world of the stock market. But this is not necessarily the best comparison. ICOs can also be called Crowdsales Token, were...

Cosplay Token: The Latest Anime Fandom Crypto?

25 Nov 2019 5 minute read 4 comments MintDice.com

Yet another novel cryptocurrency is preparing to launch, and this time it is making an appearance in a less expected industry; it is a world of cosplay costumes and role-playing known as “cosplaying,” but don’t be fooled in thinking that this playful...

Best Platforms To Find The 100x Gem In Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) And Token Presales 🔥

10 Apr 2021 4 minute read 23 comments Cryptonator`s

The Holy Grail of cryptocurrency investing is finding the 100x low market cap gem before it even makes it to the market. This requires you to participate in Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) or token presales. The returns on these investments can be easi...

Crypto gems in the Coinlist token sales | Big potential from the next sale

16 May 2021 8 minute read 11 comments crypto5o

After a long time and many tries to buy some tokens from the Coinlist token sales, I finally succeeded. In the last token sale line, I got lucky and entered with the first 2000 users, triumphing in purchasing some Covalent - CQT tokens. I believe tha...

Initial coin offering | Merchant token ICO

7 Apr 2021 5 minute read 2 comments crypto5o

Possibly the biggest Defi Initial Coin Offering – ICO from 2021, started in early April 2021. Merchant token – MTO is on sale, and it will have 100 sale phases. This meaning that, the early you buy the tokens, the less you will pay for them. The Merc...

Worldopo. This is a multiplayer strategy game.

25 Apr 2019 2 minute read 0 comments plachpalach (Andrew Cherkasov)

I welcome everyone who is interested in blockchain-based projects. Today I will try to talk very briefly about a project called Worldopo. This is a multiplayer strategy game that will function in real time. It is a simulator of urban construction. Tr...

What is Chainlink?

27 Sep 2019 8 minute read 9 comments Mr.CryptoWiki

For years, commentators and crypto publications have hyped up the coming “blockchain revolution”. The future, they say, will see blockchain/crypto/ledger tech becoming a dominant force in business, and that coin prices will reflect this dominance. O...