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Category Archives: Initial Coin Offering

Stunning Visualization Of The Explosion Of ICO Activity In The Last Four Years

Via Elementus.io, This graphic shows every token sale that successfully raised at least $100k, from the beginning of 2014 through the end of last month, November 2017. The bar chart at the bottom displays the total dollar amount raised in each month (details below). How big is the ICO (aka token sale) market really? It […]

Frustrated Investors File Lawsuits Against World’s Largest ICO

Here's the latest sign that the massively fraudulent ICO market is headed for a collapse. Tezos’s investors are still waiting to learn when they can expect to receive the digital tokens that they paid a premium for during the company’s record-setting crowdsale. But as reports of abuse, internal strife and outright embezzlement have surfaced in […]

Blockchain-Based Platform Spurs Confidence In ‘Sketchy’ ICO Investment Opportunities

If it were a competition, BnkToTheFuture would be a shoo-in for “most meta business plan” of 2017. To wit, the company is building a blockchain-based trading system for selling and trading stakes in blockchain companies in a play to capture a subset of investors who are growing increasingly wary of the sketchy ICO market. A […]

World Largest Reseller Of Virtual ‘Skins’ Raises $40M With An ICO

ICO Investors are about to experience something that’s almost never happened in the brief history of the $3 billion market: An offering by a company with an actual product. Bloomberg Businessweek has managed to find the one ICO being launched to solve the rare problem that could actually benefit from decentralized, monetized tokens. The company […]

Ethereum’s Creator Mulls Limiting Supply In Novel Ways

While the ICO craze has got out of control in 2017, the two leading cryptocurrencies – Bitcoin and Ethereum – have gone from strength to strength. We’ve seen frequent gut-wrenching (for bulls) drawdowns, wallet freezings (Ethereum several days ago – see here), exchange closures (China) and high-profile criticism from speakers engaging forked-tongues (Jamie Dimon's famous […]

ICOs VS. Venture Capital and Banks

Traditionally, if you have a great business idea but lack the finances to get the project started, you would pursue funding through a venture capital outlet. There are hundreds of venture capital firms that spend tens of billions of dollars helping businesses get off the ground. However, not all startups attain venture capital funding, and […]

Crypto Mania – Why “It Is Currently Rational To Be Irrational”

Following JP Morgan CEO, Jamie Dimon’s, now infamous rant about Bitcoin being a fraud, a great product for criminals and having no value, Adam Ludwin, CEO of Chain.com, wrote “A Letter to Jamie Dimon”, which received some coverage in the financial media for its balanced discussion regarding the outlook for cryptocurrencies. In his letter, Ludwin […]

The World’s Largest ICO Is Imploding After Just 3 Months

Earlier this summer, Tezos smashed existing sales records in the white-hot IPO market after the company’s pitch to build a better blockchain for cryptocurrencies made it one of the buzziest ICOs in the world. As we noted at the time, the company capitalized on that buzz by courting VC firms and other institutional investors with […]

Bitcoin Surges Back Above $4600 For The First Time In A Month

Bitcoin continues to march back towards its record highs, breaking back above $4600 for the first time since September 8th.     So what will it take for the digital currency to get back to record highs above $5000 and beyond? Forbes' Panos Mourdoukoutas offers several possible catalysts… The return of buzz, which will bring […]

How One Trader Made Billions With Ethereum, And What He’s Doing Next

Former Fortress Principal Michael Novogratz left the firm's colossal macro hedge fund almost two years ago, but has been discussing investments in virtual currencies since 2013 when he told a UBS conference… "Put a little money in Bitcoin…Come back in a few years and it’s going to be worth a lot." He was of course […]