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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.


The Rise and Fall of ICOs

9 Jul 2020 6 minute read 6 comments ChangeNOW

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Block.one Litigation: Lessons for Promoters?

22 Jun 2020 5 minute read 1 comment JamesIrving

Block.one, the promoter of the EOS token, is currently facing two class-action lawsuits. There have been a number of lawsuits in the US against promoters of ICOs, security tokens (STOs), and the operators of trading exchanges. Some of these cases ar...

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...

Ethereum course doesn't benefit from DeFi hype - here's why

6 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments deleted00024

The ICO boom in 2017 was occasionally triggered by a massive increase in the Ethereum price. Both visionaries and fraudsters used the Ethereum protocol to issue their tokens and to draw millions of dollars from the blind investment frenzy. At that ti...

Telegram Will Pay $18.5 Million in SEC Settlement

26 Jun 2020 1 minute read 2 comments Abhi K

A court filing published on June 25 has revealed that Telegram will pay $18.5 million in a settlement with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (US SEC). In addition, Telegram will have to inform the SEC if it plans to issue any digit...

GOOD NEWS: Supreme Court limits the extent of SEC disgorgement (fines) - will help crypto space

24 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments CryptoTapas.com

SEC has been in the habit of charging penalties that are higher than money raised by a project to deter others from committing fraud.  However, this practice has been inadvertently impacting the projects on the crypto space.   Companies that raised m...

What is the difference between IEO, ICO, IPO?

24 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments mybuksy

The first in the cryptocurrency community began to use the term IPO, but it originated in the field of classical stock exchange trading and for lack of an alternative, it was first used in relation to cryptocurrencies.  The term itself means an initi...