initial coin offering

An Initial Coin Offering (ICO) is a means of crowdfunding the release of a new cryptocurrency. Generally, tokens for the new cryptocurrency are sold to raise money for technical development before the cryptocurrency is released. Unlike an initial public offering (IPO), acquisition of the tokens does not grant ownership in the company developing the new cryptocurrency. And unlike an IPO, there is little or no government regulation of an ICO.

How to Run a Successful Security Token Offering in Compliance with New SEC Guidance
July 13th, 2019

With this tremendous growth and the widespread availability of crypto technology, STOs may soon be a viable way for most companies to raise revenue. However, some aspects of the STO bear a bit of explaining beforehand.

For the First Time Ever SEC Approves Blockstack Token Sale Under Regulation A+
July 11th, 2019

SEC, for the first time ever, approved a $28 million Reg A+ offering for decentralized Internet company Blockstack. The company will begin selling the SEC-approved tokens, essentially an investment vehicle for fundraising, as of today.

Token Offerings Raised $1.55 Billion, is VC Still a Thing?
June 11th, 2019

Is Venture Capital in crypto still a thing? With the obvious benefits, what token offerings bring to the table for both subscribers to token offerings and token issuers?

SEC Accusing Kik for Illegal ICO, and They May Be Right
June 5th, 2019

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is suing messenger app maker Kik for $100 million ICO for its Kin token which they think was an unregistered securities sale. The regulator appears to have built up a strong case in its initial court move.

Report: ICO Projects are Exploring Diverse Verticals
May 11th, 2019

While it’s widely-believed that Initial Coin Offerings are chosen as a fundraising strategy only by blockchain startups, Gregory S Mathew, blockchain expert and professional tech researcher, shares how other sectors explore opportunities presented by ICOs.

3 Ways a Multilingual White Paper Can Boost ICO Visibility
April 6th, 2019

As it’s impossible to imagine today’s rapidly evolving crypto space without the ever-growing number of startups, teams behind them have to severely compete for funds. Here’s how multilingual white paper could help win the competitive advantage.

Major Crypto Exchanges Adopt the IEO Fundraising Programs, KuCoin Joins the Bandwagon
March 21st, 2019

Crypto industry seems to be undergoing a transformational change with major exchanges adopting Initial Exchange Offering (IEO) programs. KuCoin and Bittrex become the latest to join this bandwagon.

Will 2019 be in Favor of Security Token Offerings?
February 23rd, 2019

Here comes another alternative of ICO, that is known as Security Token Offering (STO). There are analysts who believe that STOs will eventually replace ICOs. Here’s what makes them think like that.

Latest Research from South Korea Suggests that 2019 Could be the Year of STOs
January 22nd, 2019

The Coinone research notes that STOs can open new frontiers with better security over ICOs, and thus help to liquidate other illiquid assets.

Greed and Listing: The Twin Engines that Crashed the Crypto Industry
January 19th, 2019

Andy Tian, CEO at Asia Innovations Group (AIG) and founder of XPD Media, shares his vision of causes driving the collapse of crypto in 2018, explaining how ICO buzz contributed to the industry’s crash.