Cardano-based accelerator program Genius X continues to attract ADA delegators after the launch of its ISPO.
An initial coin offering, or ICO, is a controversial fundraising method for launching blockchain and cryptocurrency networks that involves the sale and distribution of a new crypto asset in exchange for other tokens, commonly Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH).
During the “ICO mania” of 2017 to 2018, projects collectively raised billions of dollars in capital, largely through nonaccredited investors.
This funding method has since lost most of its legitimacy, both inside and outside the industry. Many ICOs were clearly frauds or, at best, operating in regulatory gray areas. Over the past few years, regulatory agencies such as the United States Securities and Exchange Commission,or SEC, have brought legal action to past and present ICOs, slowly creating legal precedent and guidelines for future ventures.
While the ICO is now a precarious fundraising method for projects and investors alike, it did showcase a powerful use case of blockchain in permissionless fundraising at incredible scale. Over time, the launch methods of cryptocurrency networks will become more sophisticated, safe and, perhaps, regulatorily sound.
The effort will include issuing guidance for NFTs and ICOs, expanding infrastructure and supporting CBDC research.2376
The bull market may be over, but that doesn’t mean traders have to stop investing. Here are a few ways to invest in crypto even during a bear market.10920
With so many crypto projects being launched, founders are now looking beyond “traditional” crypto fundraising options.2147
Understanding the true value of a lost customer, a payments infrastructure platform aims to help crypto exchanges and digital asset businesses increase their overall conversion.1808
Roughly 40,000 participants staked nearly 620 million ADA as part of MELD’s first-ever initial stake pool offering, which concluded on Oct. 27.21069
The company aims to develop a decentralized data query system following new funding.2667
Both parachains on Polkadot and DeFi functions on Acala are still undergoing heavy development.13146
It appears EOS holders are extremely dissatisfied with the direction the network has headed.7862
Instead of a safe harbor for crypto firms, SEC Commissioner Caroline Crenshaw called for a “bridge” in which crypto firms work with the SEC to determine compliance plans.4166
The billionaire investor conveyed his predominantly bullish opinions on the crypto ecosystem during a recent online interview8882
A blockchain-based project plans to build renewable power projects with funds raised from the ICO.7446
The firm uses the Ethereum blockchain to allow traders to invest as little as $150 in expensive real estate properties.12625
The SEC has taken action against three companies owned by Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui for commingling the proceeds from two unregistered securities offerings.9357
A cryptocurrency exchange focused on frictionless transactions is positioning itself as the bridge between fiat and digital currencies across the globe.5011