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How Determine The Coin Offering Investment Risk

You would think that determining the risk of the investment would be one of the last parts of my analysis. Nope! It is the first. This is because it is the most important metric and I know how busy investors are. They may not have time to dig through an entire analysis so I make […]

Ripple Ceo Predicts A Slump In Crypto Projects

Ripple CEO, Brad Garlinghouse predicts that the new year will provide a different environment to cryptocurrency projects.  Garlinghouse has voiced his concern about the market over time, and he insists the market is already saturated. He predicts that the oversaturation will lead to more projects shut down in 2020.  Garlinghouse believes that utility will become […]

Cryptocurrency ICO vs Cryptocurrency Pre-ICO

The world of cryptocurrency ICOs has been on fire as of late. In most cases, these ICOs cause quite a bit of strain on the Ethereum network, which is anything but enjoyable. It now appears a lot of projects are running so-called pre-ICO token sales as well. This allows teams to collect even more money, […]

Differences between ICOs and IEOs?

An Initial Exchange Offering or an IEO is the crowdfunding strategy that enables crypto projects to fundraise directly on exchanges. In contrast to ICOs, it’s a less-well-known model, although recently it has become a buzzword. Let’s think of an ICO for a moment. With this strategy, businesses need to hire developers. The developers make sure […]

Initial Coin Offerings: Understanding Crowdsale Terms like ‘Soft Cap’ & ‘Hard Cap’

Soft caps are fundraising minimums while hard caps are fundraising goals When discussing an Initial Coin Offering, some variation of the terms ‘soft cap’ and ‘hard cap’ are often used. An ICO’s soft cap is the minimum amount that a project can be funded in order to be considered successful. This metric is set by […]

Who Can You Trust in the Cryptocurrency Economy?

Of the 5,000 companies looking to raise money through selling tokens, some 1,500 of them are fraudulent. The rapid rise in Bitcoin’s value in December 2017 gave credence to true believers who had been promoting the world-changing possibility of cryptocurrency. Then came Bitcoin’s sudden crash in 2018, which was proof to skeptics that it was […]

Hong Kong to Educate Public on Crypto and ICOs

Hong Kong authorities have launched a campaign to educate the public on the risks associated with ICO and cryptocurrency investment. Kicking off yesterday, the campaign started on Jan. 29 and was launched by the government’s Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (FSTB) and the Investor Education Centre (IEC), a subsidiary of the Securities and Futures Commission […]

French Financial Regulator AMF has approved France’s First Initial Coin Offering (ICO)

The Autorite des Marches Financiers (AMF), the French financial markets regulator, has approved its first Initial coin offering (ICO). Even though the token sales stay legal as an option of fundraising in France, those that had been approved by the AMF might be marketed directly to the general public. The AMF shows a whitelist of […]

The origins of Bitcoin: Ethereum and ICOs

Before cryptocurrency really started to take off, ICOs first saw daylight in 2013 when Mastercoin sought to raise money for its project. Ethereum also held its own ICO the following year, raising around $2.3 million in less than a day. The substantial injection of funds ICOs were receiving led to expanded interest in the activity, as […]

Russia’s Largest Darknet Market Is Planning Its Own Initial Coin Offering

In a bold move Hydra, reportedly Russia’s largest darknet market, has revealed it’s planning its own initial coin offering (ICO) to fund a global expansion. According to an investment memorandum, first spotted by Russian news outlet Forklog, Hydra plans to raise $146 million through its ICO, which is set to start on December 16. Its tokens will be […]

Binance to Launch Fetch.Ai Token Sale at End of February

The exchange also said that it will start offering StableUSD in a week’s time. Cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced on Friday that it is going to be hosting the initial coin offering (ICO) for blockchain company Fetch.Ai (Fetch) For those of you unfamiliar with the firm Fetch is creating something akin to a blockchain internet. The company’s focusing its efforts […]

AMF Approves France’s First Initial Coin Offering (French-ICO)

French-ICO, which developed a platform for funding projects in cryptocurrency, was the first to be white-listed. France’s financial regulator, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), today approved the country’s first application for an initial coin offering (ICO). The offering from a company called French-ICO, which developed a platform for funding projects in cryptocurrency, was the […]

ICO Vs IPO: Key Differences

The new cryptocurrency technology brought us a brand new investing option (pun intended) – the Initial Coin Offering (ICO.) So, if you have some money to invest, you can go with a known, Initial Public Offering (IPO) based company or support one of the young startups with ICO. What would you choose, and what is […]

Looking confident is key to successfully raising money in initial coin offerings

Looking to raise money in an initial coin offering (ICO) online? You might find the key to success is not so much your plan, product or talent or even your attractiveness—it’s all about how confident your team looks, new research from the University of Bath shows. Initial coin offerings — where a firm seeks money […]

What is a Ponzi scheme?

With the price of Bitcoin recently taking a turn in the wake of the collapse of a crypto Ponzi scam, investors should take note of the signs so they do not fall into a similar trap. The price of Bitcoin was recently hammered after news that the ill-gotten gains from a cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme have […]

India’s Cryptocurrency Dilemma

Cryptocurrency is a highly disruptive technology, with a high carbon footprint, that can affect many stakeholders in today’s trust based financial system. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), its currency issuing power and its supervisory role in the payments system domain are first casualty because blockchain is completely decentralised and anonymous. But if we place […]

Enhancing consumer and investor protection in Initial Coin Offerings

The hype over Initial Coin Offerings needs to be accompanied by regulations enhancing the protection of consumers and investors The emergence of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) in recent years has opened up a new, exciting way of financing economic activity. In a typical ICO, a company or entrepreneur issues cryptocurrencies in the form of “tokens”, […]

Japan Reveal Plans for Regulating Initial Coin Offerings

Japan’s Financial Services Agency has held different meetings to discuss how to best regulate ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings). Additionally, to enlistment prerequisites, the controller allegedly plans to change two existing laws which can be connected to token deals. Registration and Law Changes The FSA, Japan’s leading monetary regulator, “is set to announce regulation on ICOs,” […]

Top 10 Biggest ICOs (by Return on Investment)

Initial coin offerings are on fire. By issuing their own digital tokens to investors who want to back their idea, product, or service, blockchain projects have raised more than $13 billion. Many of these new digital tokens then start to increase in value when they trade on digital currency exchanges. While not all ICO tokens […]

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