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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.


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...

A $ 111 million Bitcoin Transfer took place. How much transfer fees were paid?

30 May 2020 1 minute read 2 comments Rhelgus

A large Bitcoin (BTC) transaction took place in the morning of May 29th.According to the information shared by Whale Alert on Twitter, more than 11 thousandBitcoin transaction was seen. The estimated value of bitcoins is around $ 111 million. Accord...

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...

Telegram Will Hand Over Documents Related to ICO to the US SEC

8 May 2020 1 minute read 2 comments Abhimanyu Krishnan

Telegram is set to hand the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) documentation and communications related to the 2018 ICO, which raised $1.7 billion, after an order of consent was filed by the company on May 7. The deadline for the...

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...

Crypto sites You should know -ICO Drops (Initial Coin Offering list)

20 Feb 2020 1 minute read 1 comment Otek

Do you know that ETH Initial Coin Offering price was just 0,31 USD for 1 ETH?  Current price of ETH is around 250 USD per coin! So if You will bought ETH on ICO now it is worth 800 times more! That example shows a opportunity that gives you a Initial...

Should you limit the number of cryptocurrencies?

11 Jul 2020 1 minute read 6 comments Jandmade

Currently there are more than 2,500 different cryptocurrencies and in operation, and even the number is much higher if we add all those coins that disappeared along the way since Bitcoin was created.   This high number of different crypto can, in a w...

A trader made $ 1 million out of $ 15,000 and lost everything. How to make money on Bitcoin

12 Jul 2020 6 minute read 2 comments Kluma

Betting on US presidential elections, trading with a hundredfold increase in risk and profit, and participation in ICOs. The most highly profitable and dangerous ways to make money on cryptocurrencyThe cryptocurrency market is considered a high-risk...

The court allowed to resume the case against Ripple

28 Feb 2020 1 minute read 1 comment Kluma

The plaintiffs were given a month to file a second application against the blockchain startup regarding violations of the securities law The case against the blockchain startup Ripple for violating US securities laws can be reopened, judge Phyllis Ha...

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...