initial coin offerings (ICO)

Are ICOs Returning?

Initial coin offerings took a hard hit during the prolonged crypto winter that set in last year after the all-time highs of late 2017. According to data compiled by the rating platform Icobench, with a few exceptions, the number of ICOs has been generally decreasing since August 2018, when 321 ICOs were published. A low […]

ICOs in Central and Eastern Europe

In 2017, startups in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) accounted for a staggering 20 percent of total ICO funds raised internationally. 2018 saw ICOs account for 16 percent of all forms of startup funding in Europe. However, market conditions took an unfavorable turn for ICOs in 2018. The bear market in the cryptocurrency sector had […]

2020 presidential candidate Bloomberg promises clearer rules on crypto taxes, initial coin offerings

Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg has proposed a financial reform plan to advocate for clearer regulations for cryptocurrencies, among other safeguards against future financial crises. On Tuesday, the Bloomberg campaign put out a financial reform plan, which comes amid the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primary. In the final section of the proposal, which focused on the […]

Crypto-assets need common EU-wide approach to ensure investor protection

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) today publishes its Advice to the European Union (EU) Institutions – Commission, Council and Parliament – on initial coin offerings and crypto-assets. The Advice clarifies the existing EU rules applicable to crypto-assets that qualify as financial instruments, and provides ESMA’s position on any gaps and issues in the […]

List of Top Cryptocurrency and ICO supportive Countries in the World

Cryptocurrencies have delighted in some achievement; Bitcoin is presently the biggest cryptographic money, with the aggregate number of Bitcoins right now esteemed at around USD$70 billion. Research delivered by Cambridge University finished up this year that there are between 2.9 million and 5.8 million unique users actively using a cryptocurrency wallet. The year 2017 has […]

A blockchain firm advised by Nobel laureate Myron Scholes just launched a rival to Facebook’s libra

One blockchain company thinks it has an alternative to Facebook’s digital currency proposal. With an advisory board that includes top economists like Nobel Prize-winner Myron Scholes, U.K.-based firm Saga hopes to introduce a global currency that regulators find agreeable. The company on Tuesday launched its saga (SGA) token, a virtual currency tied to a basket […]

Binance Sets Sights on Compliance as It Plans Trading Service in Japan

Binance is a powerhouse where cryptocurrency trading is concerned. With offices in Europe, Asia, Africa, and in the U.S. However, the company is still working on expanding to several countries.  Earlier today, the company published a press release announcing that it has started negotiations with Japanese crypto exchange TaoTao and business investment company Z Corporation. […]

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 […]

Emerging tech firms face tighter scrutiny

PBOC officials moot stricter measures in financial sector to protect investors. Regulators are expected to adopt a tough stance on emerging technology in the financial sector and extend supervision of technology giants in an effort to curb systemic risks, central bank officials said on Tuesday. Over-innovated financial products with lagging regulation may lead to financial […]

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 […]

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