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.

There Are Only 10% Alive ICOs, How Did They Survive?
October 2nd, 2019

We have picked some projects that conducted a successful ICO and still manage to work and develop their products, and we’ll try to find out what keeps them alive, besides money. These three projects are BOLT, NOAH, and Platio.

U.S. SEC Charges for Its $4 Billion ICO and It’s Not as Heavy as You Think
October 1st, 2019 settles with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over its ICO which raised about $4.1 Billion. The fine, however, is less than expected.

Report: Token Offerings Depreciated By 81% YOY, But Here’s Why That Could Be a Good Thing
September 14th, 2019

In this article, we’ll explore why Token Offering market’s fall isn’t necessarily a bad thing and why it’s actually necessary for the market to mature.

BitPAC, a Political Action Committee, Launches ICO to Support US House Candidates
August 28th, 2019

Recently a political action committee (PAC) BitPAC announced that they are going to conduct an initial coin offering (ICO) to support the candidates for public office. By donating, participants will receive Politicoins in return.

IEO: the Replacement for ICO Raised a Total of 262 Million in 2019
July 23rd, 2019

Though only half of the projects that participated in IEO in 2019 were profitable, the research indicates that the cumulative returns to be garnered over the span of 6 months could amount to 44% ROI.

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.