ICO News

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. 

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This project is continuing to build momentum three years after their token sale.
ICO from 2017 expects October mainnet launch
Benjamin Pirus
2020-09-28T20:30:00+01:00
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News
A big day for crypto legislation in the United States.
Congress sees two new bills looking to chart CFTC and SEC regulatory turf in crypto
Kollen Post
2020-09-24T18:37:40+01:00
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News
Cameron Winklevoss and Tone Vays disagree on the quality of the DeFi space within the context of previous blockchain booms and busts.
DeFi may not be like the ICO boom, but is that a good thing?
Benjamin Pirus
2020-09-22T21:44:53+01:00
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News
DeFi is almost certainly the future, but that future may not be today.
DeFi right now is like 'trying to fly to the moon in a cardboard box' — Diginex CEO
Benjamin Pirus
2020-09-19T16:30:00+01:00
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Breaking news
Another remnant of 2017 gets hit by regulation.
Unikrn ICO faces further SEC action
Benjamin Pirus
2020-09-15T18:54:33+01:00
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Opinion
Widespread crypto adoption by enterprises has the potential to become a self-perpetuating mechanism for public blockchains, creating bigger, stronger networks.
How on-chain KYC can breathe new life into enterprise blockchain
Jagdeep Sidhu
2020-09-13T14:00:00+01:00
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Opinion
With regulators unlikely to change old-fashioned rules in favor of the emerging market, DeFi might be burdened under fraud and new portions of restrictions.
DeFi: A shrinking window of opportunity
Oleksii Konashevych
2020-09-12T14:00:00+01:00
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Opinion
Like the ICO boom of 2017, DeFi plays to our desire to get rich fast without any responsibilities.
Why DeFi, in its current state, is destined to fail
Alex Faliushin
2020-09-12T11:30:00+01:00
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