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.

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.

Are ICOs Dead and Buried?
January 17th, 2019

Karnika E. Yashwant, crypto expert and ICO advisor, introduces reaction piece to the Forbes’ ICO report that not all ICOs are dead but some with service and utility tokens – or protocol assets not designed for monetary exchange – are showing life.

Anchoring Crypto: STOs Will Finally Peg Tokens to Calculable Price Points
December 7th, 2018

Daria Generalova, Managing Partner at ICOBox and marketing, PR & communications expert, shares her vision of current ICO and STO landscapes, explaining which funding alternative boasts better potential.

International Cooperation is Essential for Eradicating ICO Fraud, Says SEC Official
December 5th, 2018

The ICO market has exploded in the last two years attracting an ever-rising number of fraudsters. A SEC official now believes that international cooperation is crucial to bring the scammers to justice.

Japan’s Financial Services Agency to Bring New ICO Regulations
December 3rd, 2018

The new guidelines mandate local companies to register with the FSA before launching their ICO digital tokens in the market.

SEC Starts Chasing ICO Promoters, Floyd Mayweather and DJ Khaled Face First Charges
November 30th, 2018

In its first cases, the SEC has brought violations against Floyd Mayweather Jr. and music producer DJ Khaled involving ICO promotion. The SEC noted that using celebrity endorsers was a crucial part of the ICO issuers’ promotional strategy.

ICOs Can Legally Yield to $50 Million in Revenue, 2015 SEC Regulations Reveal
November 27th, 2018

The notorious SEC does not truly kill ICOs in fact, the two regulations issued back in 2015 allowing companies to secure between $1 million and $50 million.

The Latest Ernst & Young Report Shows Extremely Poor Performance of ICOs Over Last Year
October 20th, 2018

The report goes to show astonishing details of how ICO projects failed drastically failed to meet investors’ expectations and trust.

The U.S. SEC Announces a FinHub Division to Tackle ICO Issues
October 19th, 2018

FinHub will act as a central medium for the securities agency to interact with developers and entrepreneurs from the fintech space.