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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 […]

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 […]

Iran Proposes Cryptocurrency for Muslim Nations to Reduce Reliance on U.S. Dollar

The president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, has during an Islamic conference in Malaysia proposed the creation of a cryptocurrency for Muslim nations, as an alternative to the U.S. dollar. According to the Associated Press, Rouhani urged during the conference for Muslim nations to deepen financial cooperation to fight what he described as the United States’ economic […]

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 from investors […]

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 […]

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