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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.


Student Coin – New layout – minus any referral payment information to be found

28 Apr 2021 1 minute read 2 comments LoveCrypto

UPDATE 5/15/21: Student Coin paid me the referral payment! I think that is promising for investors in this project.   Student Coin has a new layout. It actually looks pretty nice when you login. Lots of links to potential positive news / listing / pl...

6 HOT ICOs - And How I Found Them

27 Apr 2021 4 minute read 7 comments The Part Time Economist

Have you ever felt like you are always late to the cryptocurrency party? Maybe you hear about a great crypto that you think has a lot of potential and decide to invest only to find out that the ICO has already passed and that most of the profit has a...

Big Merchant Token news | ICO still running

27 Apr 2021 1 minute read 0 comments crypto5o

The Merchant Token ICO is already in phase 73 from a total of 100, and it is still going forward at a high pace. April 26, 2021, arises with some big news for the Hips company and the future of Merchant Token - MTO. JOIN THE MERCHANT TOKEN ICO Wha...

Initial Exchange Offering (IEO) Explained

26 Apr 2021 4 minute read 2 comments RelyOnCrypto

Every second day, it appears, a new acronym emerges in the crypto universe. We've got Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), Security Token Offerings (STOs), and now Initial Exchange Offerings (IEOs). The aim of ICOs, STOs, and IEOs is the same: they are bot...

A controversial take on ICO's and early investor benefits.

25 Apr 2021 5 minute read 1 comment Dibbler

Love it or hate it, new projects need the backing of early buyers to get off the ground. Often those projects offer major incentives to get involved in the early stages of development to investors willing to fund a project before it has found its fee...

Knowing what you do now, would you go for an ICO 2.0 craze?

22 Apr 2021 3 minute read 0 comments Keith Thuerk

Knowing what you do now, would you go for an ICO 2.0 craze?   Not many here in the Publish0x community are not aware of the market froth in late '17 entering early '18 some of that market foam came from ICO (Initial Coin Offerings).  Sure the ICO is...

Initial Coin Offering | PointPay ICO

21 Apr 2021 7 minute read 0 comments crypto5o

October 2019, Moscow: The PointPay project wins the award for the best blockchain start-up, in the event carried by the Blockchain Life Awards. Nowadays, this highly ranked blockchain project is in the phase of Initial Coin Offering, and it will end...

Chapter 5: Student Coin ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

20 Apr 2021 1 minute read 3 comments SonderSight

I honestly cannot comprehend if this is a scam or not (at least to what extent). Some individuals online go in-depth pointing out a variety of points as-to why this is a scam coin, yet here we are at the "final phase" again* of their ICO. SN: I've be...

Price Prediction of Merchant Token

18 Apr 2021 1 minute read 0 comments ClemShinigami

What is Merchant Token? Merchant Token as name suggest it is Merchant Payment protocol built on DeFi environment for consumer protection. Project is part of HIPS Payment groups, who is leading provider of e-commerce and mobile payment solution. Merch...

$50M+ RAISED!!! 🚀🚀🚀 TWO WEEKS TO GO!

16 Apr 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Feedmypsyche

STUDENT COIN JUST SURPASSED THE $50,000,000 USD IN ITS LAUNCHPAD! This is crazy! Just a few days ago I posted a graph showing Student Coin surpassing $40,000,000 almost twice the Hard cap. The amount of money being invested lately is a huge sign of...