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 […]

Is Bitcoin Banned in China?

Earlier this month, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) which is the central regulatory authority that regulates financial institutions and drafts the monetary policy of the country, issued a statement that “it would block access to all domestic and foreign cryptocurrency exchanges and ICO websites.” As per the news, China aims to clamp down on “all cryptocurrency trading with […]

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 […]

Sec may down harder on illegal crypto ICOs

Two years on from the 2017 ICO craze and some crypto projects are calling it quits despite escaping harsh sanctions from regulators. Some commentators say authorities may be forced to adopt harsher punishments for illegal token sales since indicted projects cannot be trusted to pay back investors. GLADIUS CALLS IT QUITS According to the Wall Street […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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