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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.


New ‘crypto bank’ offering 15% interest rates on your tokens, with anonymity - introducing Alendoo...

18 Mar 2019 3 minute read 5 comments The Global Crypto Press Association

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Hotels HACKED! The company building high tech, blockchain powered, sustainable hotels - costing less to operate, and a lot less to rent!

30 May 2019 3 minute read 0 comments The Global Crypto Press Association

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Overview of the multifunctional CRYPTOXYGEN crypto exchange

24 May 2019 2 minute read 2 comments roland4

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Initial Coin Offering (ICO) - The West of Fundraising

14 Jun 2020 4 minute read 0 comments Pot Project

The Initial Coin Offering is the main system used by cryptocurrencies and his owner for fundraising huge amount of money and can be considered the main event that launches a new project online with a lot of stakeholders involved. Supporters and fans...

Poins ICO (review)

23 Feb 2020 3 minute read 3 comments Heruvim78

Poins.io is an innovative ICO with the motto: Three platforms, one coin. What they want to say with that? Poins platform is based on the blockchain technology using Scrypt algorithm for high transaction speed, and they offer a complete trading platfo...

New token, new upgraded lifestyle! Introducing Elitium - the cryptocurrency bringing you the world of luxury living...

22 Mar 2019 2 minute read 0 comments The Global Crypto Press Association

“A lifestyle, once seen as inaccessible to most, is now just a few clicks away for all.” We’re all guilty. Having caught ourselves peering into the lives of the indulged, we’ve wrongfully assumed ‘that could never be me.’ They travel on private jets....

TOKEN2049 Crypto Conference Delayed Over Concerns About Coronavirus Outbreak

9 Feb 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Tokenhell.com

he TOKEN2049 crypto conference was going to be held on March 17-18 in Hong Kong but now according to an announcement, it has been postponed due to concerns about Coronavirus and will be held in the month of October. As the announcement post reads: Al...

Batmine ICO (Full review)

22 Feb 2020 3 minute read 0 comments Heruvim78

What is cryptocurrency mining, you would ask, and how can you make money out of it? Cryptocurrency mining is one of the most commonly used methods of validating transactions that have been executed over a blockchain network. Not only does blockchain...

At a Glance: IPO, ICO, IEO and STOs Compared

20 Jan 2020 3 minute read 0 comments tabul8tor

Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), the process in which private companies offer shares to the public in exchange for shares in a public-listed company, have been around for hundreds of...

Money Rethought: The Fed, Hertz, A Bonkers Exchange And Why ICOs Still Count

13 Jun 2020 9 minute read 0 comments PassionCryptodotcom

Don't be afraid, Wall Street.  While this week's liquidation of stocks has been marked, the S&P 500 is still up 34% from its March 23 nadir on Friday morning. In other words, the US fiscal and monetary stimulus efforts on COVID-19 continue to strongl...