All posts in "ICO"

6 Ways to Spot an ICO Scam

By John DeCleene / April 14, 2018

Earlier this year in February, cryptocurrency news site announced the findings of its study of ICOs that were held during 2017. The most glaring result of all was that of the 902 projects that were tracked: 142 failed before raising funds 276 failed after fundraising a further 113 were considered “semi-failed” – either the […]


6 Key Differences Between Security and Utility Tokens

By Justin Chan / April 8, 2018

It’s not an overstatement to say that initial coin offerings (ICOs) have thoroughly transformed the fundraising landscape for early-stage blockchain companies around the world. Last year saw more than $4 billion being raised through such events, easily outstripping the amount blockchain start-ups raised through the more traditional channel of venture capital. Indeed, many would call […]


How ICO Regulation Could Actually Boost Innovation

By John DeCleene / December 4, 2017

Initial coin offerings (ICOs) have exploded in 2017 as blockchain startups have managed raised over $2 billion in funds since the start of the year using this innovative new form of financing. Not only have initial coin offering enabled startups to raise millions in funding, the increase in value of many of the newly issued […]


ICOs and Cryptocurrencies – The Chinese Perspective

By Justin Chan / October 15, 2017

On Monday September 11th, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Chinese government intended to close down Bitcoin exchanges in the country, a mere seven days after authorities announced a complete ban on fundraising through ICOs on the basis that they had “seriously disrupted the economic and financial order.” Cryptocurrency prices then plunged in dramatic […]


How to Structure a Successful Initial Coin Offering?

By John DeCleene / October 13, 2017

Initial coin offerings (ICOs) are now all the rage in the startup funding sector. Since the beginning of the year, over $1.8 billion dollars were raised through this innovative new form of funding that involves the issuance of a new digital token to investors during a crowdsale, whose value acts as a proxy linked to […]