ICO Analysis: Platio
It is hard to be an inhabitant of the crypto-world for sure. Remember your first time using a fiat gateway to buy Bitcoin, sending it to a cryptocurrency exchange, executing orders to obtain other cryptocurrencies? For newcomers, all these are not easy ... (Oct 22, 2018, Hacked)
DX.Exchange ICO Pitch Competitors Revealed!
2018 has still shown that the demand for crypto projects is high, with many individuals continuing to set their sights on long-term investments. This push has prompted DX.Exchange to host an ICO pitch at the London Summit 2018 in hopes of finding the ... (Oct 22, 2018, Finance Magnates)
Spotcoin hits $5 million soft cap before ICO launch
This sponsored post is brought to you by Spotcoin. Digital currency services provider Spotcoin said it raised over $5 million even before its initial coin offering launched on Monday afternoon. The company, based in Tbilisi, Georgia, previously said it ... (Oct 22, 2018, NL Times)
How a startup aims to keep ICO blues away
Korala invested in and lost money to an ICO scam. The pain of this loss led him to study cryptocurrencies in more detail while in university. Korala began tracking or auditing these assets, especially the movement around Bitcoin pricing. This, in turn ... (Oct 22, 2018, Khaleej Times)
Stolen Identities, Telegram and ICO Scams: If the Co-Founder of Ethereum isn't Safe, Who Is?
LaneAxis uncovers sophisticated fraud attempt targeting ConsenSys founder Joseph Lubin. When the Equifax data breach occurred in September 2017, crypto guru and Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin was quick to criticize corporate mishandling and ... (Oct 22, 2018, AMBCrypto)
Australia Securities Watchdog Halts ICO Seeking to Raise $50 ...
Australia Securities Watchdog Halts ICO Seeking to Raise $50 ... (Oct 22, 2018, Coindesk)
Australia Securities Watchdog Halts ICO Seeking to Raise $50 Million
An Australian initial coin offering (ICO) project planning to raise as much as US$50 million has announced its token sale has been halted by the country's securities regulator. Called Global Tech Exchange, the Brisbane-based project announced on its ... (Oct 22, 2018, Coindesk)
Sberbank Stands Ready to Offer ICO Services to Clients
Russia's largest lender, state-owned Sberbank, and the National Settlement Depository (NSD) have completed their first initial coin offering (ICO) trial within the regulatory sandbox launched by the Central Bank of Russia in April to create a safe ... (Oct 22, 2018, Cryptovest)
Celebrity ICO Endorsers Taken to Court over Alleged Crypto Scam
Centra Tech collected $32 million in its ICO in 2017, which the lawsuit claims was partially because of the celebrities' involvement. The company attracted investors with the promise of developing a suite of financial products, including a crypto ... (Oct 22, 2018, Cryptovest)
Digital bank offers clients unique access to diamond ICO
Swiss digital bank Swissquote is allowing clients to participate in initial coin offering (ICO) crowd investing schemes via its platform. Account holders will be able to buy tokens from industrial diamond manufacturer LakeDiamond, which is raising ... (Oct 22, 2018, swissinfo.ch)
Newsflash: Telegram to test out its blockchain-based TON platform, Spotcoin reaches ICO soft cap of $5 million while ...
Newsflash: Telegram to test out its blockchain-based TON platform, Spotcoin reaches ICO soft cap of $5 million while ... (Oct 22, 2018, CaptainAltcoin)
Usain Bolt, Ronaldinho Gaúcho, and Dominique Wilkin's Champion Shave Launching ICO To Implement Blockchain ...
Usain Bolt, Ronaldinho Gaúcho, and Dominique Wilkin's Champion Shave Launching ICO To Implement Blockchain ... (Oct 21, 2018, Markets Insider)
ICO Analysis: Unboxed Network
Companies spent an excess of $5 million for a 30-second spot in last years Super Bowl, which gathered 105 million viewers. Kim Kardashian recently told a story about how, out of respect for her husband, she turned down a $1 million marketing offer. All ... (Oct 21, 2018, Hacked)
Government of Bermuda approves the first ICO of Uulala
The Royal Gazette stated that Uulala, the firm that got the first certification is working at reaching the unbanked using the technology. After receiving the approval in Miami, the company CEO Oscar Garcia stated that the ICO has already generated $10 ... (Oct 21, 2018, Crypto Economy (blog))
Celebrity ICO Endorsers Face Legal Blowback Over Alleged Fraud
Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather and rap producer DJ Khaled face a legal battle for serving as celebrity endorsers to an initial coin offering (ICO) accused of fraud. The founders of the allegedly fraudulent ICO were arrested by American criminal ... (Oct 21, 2018, Bitcoin News (press release))
How Not to Run an ICO
Recently I wrapped up my second-ever experience working on an ICO project. I really, really believed we honestly had a great chance of great success this time. Pretty soon I would be making enough money to travel around the world and live life how I ... (Oct 21, 2018, Coin Clarity (press release) (blog))
The Onecoin ICO Doesn't Appear to be Affilaited With Onecoin
There has been a fair bit of talk regarding Onecoin over the past few years. This notorious MLM scheme is widely considered to be a scam, even though its investors will gladly claim otherwise. To make things even more interesting, there is a Onecoin ... (Oct 21, 2018, NullTX)
Newsflash: 86% of 2017 ICO tokens are worth less than when they were initially listed while Floyd Mayweather and DJ ...
Newsflash: 86% of 2017 ICO tokens are worth less than when they were initially listed while Floyd Mayweather and DJ ... (Oct 20, 2018, CaptainAltcoin)
New Audit Report: ICO Market “Worse Than We Thought”
Labeled “The Class of 2017,” the new report examines ICO projects that were originally scrutinized by the firm in December 2017, with the sample group made up of 141 of the top ICOs which constituted 87 percent of all initial coin funding generated ... (Oct 20, 2018, Ethereum World News (blog))
Spotcoin ICO whitelist now open
Expert digital currency exchange firm Spotcoin is primed and ready to launch its ICO. It's just around the corner. That means it is now time to join the Spotcoin Whitelist. The ICO Whitelist opened on Monday October 8th at 18:00 (UTC+4), and with it ... (Oct 20, 2018, NL Times)
ICO Analysis: Svandis
Svandis is developing a platform for crypto market participants, providing leading financial research, analytical and visualization tools for anyone actively involved in the cryptocurrency space: short- and long-term traders, analysts, hedge funds ... (Oct 20, 2018, Hacked)
Investx to Pursue an Ethical ICO, the Mother of All Oxymorons
Investx has brought in Holo Director David Atkinson as an advisor, as it prepares to launch its ethical ICO. Their efforts to establish and follow a set of ethical principles should bring a welcome breath of fresh air into the toxic ICO arena. Also see ... (Oct 20, 2018, Bitsonline)
Floyd Mayweather and DJ Khaled Sued for Involvement in Centra ICO Scam
Centra claimed during the ICO, its customers could use their “Centra card” product to spend crypto using their conventional Visa or Mastercard debit cards, according to court documents. CTR was an ERC-20 token built on the Ethereum blockchain. No ... (Oct 19, 2018, CryptoSlate)
US-Based Company Becomes First to Get Cryptocurrency ICO Approval from Bermuda
A US-based fintech company, Uulala, created a milestone by becoming the first company to gain ICO approval from the Bermuda government. The approval follows Bermuda's new regulatory framework which came into effect earlier in the year. As reported by ... (Oct 19, 2018, Ethereum World News (blog))
Will The 'Ethical ICO' Atone For The Father's Sins?
There's not much separating an ethical ICO from a good ol' fashioned ICO, at a primary level anyhow. They are both crowdfunding strategies that sell utility tokens to investors on the understanding that there will be a use, a 'utility', for them when ... (Oct 19, 2018, Crypto Briefing)
Fidelity Launches Crypto Services Company, ICO Study Reveals ...
Fidelity Launches Crypto Services Company, ICO Study Reveals ... (Oct 19, 2018, Benzinga)
ICO portfolio is down by 66% in the first half of 2018, according to EY study
The latest study follows an initial analysis in December 2017, when EY analyzed top ICOs representing 87% of the ICO funding last year. It found that a lack of fundamental valuation and due diligence by potential investors was leading to extreme ... (Oct 19, 2018, PR Newswire (press release))
SEC's New Fintech Hub Helps Blockchain Startups Navigate ICO Rules
In a surprising move, the project — dubbed “FinHub” — allows blockchain innovators and initial coin offering (ICO) operators, among other fintech stakeholders, to speak with the SEC directly on rules and market integrity. As the project's website ... (Oct 19, 2018, CCN)
Blockpass Partners with Ethereum Exchange Ethfinex For ICO Compliance
Ethfinex, on the other hand, seeks to give direct access to pre-analyzed and vetted token sales that are designed for users operating in an environment that mainly mitigates some if not all of the risks that are associated with conventional ICO ... (Oct 19, 2018, Bitcoin Exchange Guide)
Enough with the ICO-Me-So-Horny-Get-Rich-Quick-Lambo 'Crypto'
CoinDesk asked cypherpunk legend Timothy May, author of the "Crypto Anarchist Manifesto," to write his thoughts on the bitcoin white paper on its 10th anniversary. What he sent back was a sprawling 30-page evisceration of a technology industry he feels ... (Oct 19, 2018, CoinDesk)
Bermuda Government Approves First ICO Under New Regulatory ...
Bermuda Government Approves First ICO Under New Regulatory ... (Oct 19, 2018, Cointelegraph)
Civil Refunds its ICO Investors in Token Sale Failure
Many investors were skeptical of Civil's vision, and they were proven right when Civil announced on Tuesday it will refund its investors. Civil's hyped initial coin offering (ICO) failed to attract enough interest. Civil announced it will give refunds ... (Oct 18, 2018, Bitcoinist)
The SEC Is Setting Up a New Office to Talk to ICO Startups
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is launching a new division with the goal of making it simpler for fintech startups – including those launching initial coin offerings (ICOs) – to navigate the legal implications of their products ... (Oct 18, 2018, Coindesk)
ICO Analysis: NODVIX
The ICO investor should note that the base price is 8,000 NVX for 1 ETH though this is only for the last twenty days of the ICO. The sale is structured that early birds pay less ETH per token as an investor will get 15,040 NDVX for 1 ETH, almost 90 ... (Oct 18, 2018, Hacked)
Exosis Initial Coin Offering (ICO) Bidding to be the Swiss Army Knife of Cryptos
On October 21, there will be a new addition to the 2018 ICO list courtesy of Exosis. Described as a multifaceted crypto platform, Exosis is bidding to become a one-stop-shop for all your online investment, storage and e-commerce needs. In simple terms ... (Oct 18, 2018, The Independent Republic (press release) (blog))
Crypto News Weekly 18.10.18: SEC Names Blockvest ICO Fraudulent, Telegram Launch, Coinbase Hedges Brexit
The American Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) has been intensifying its investigations of ICOs and widening the issue of subpoenas. As ongoing investigations leave many existing ICO projects that are operating unsure of future outcomes, some have ... (Oct 18, 2018, Cryptovest)
Civil ICO Returns Funds After Failing to Meet Token Sales Target
The Civil ICO became an indicator that the industry has cooled off and token sales no longer spark the same enthusiasm. The project announced it is rolling back its initial token sales, and returning the investments. The Civil team announced in a ... (Oct 18, 2018, Cryptovest)
ICO takes action against organisations for failure to pay new data protection fee
On 26 September 2018 the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) began formal enforcement action against 34 organisations that have failed to pay their data protection fees. Notices of intent have been served on both private and public sector ... (Oct 18, 2018, Lexology)
Is Iconovo AB (publ)'s (STO:ICO) Balance Sheet A Threat To Its Future?
Zero-debt allows substantial financial flexibility, especially for small-cap companies like Iconovo AB (publ) (STO:ICO), as the company does not have to adhere to strict debt covenants. However, it also faces higher cost of capital given interest cost ... (Oct 18, 2018, Simply Wall St)
Forbes-backed ICO fails to reach $8M target, investors to be refunded
The much-hyped Civil ICO has failed to reach its minimum target of $8 million, becoming only the latest ICO to fail at the first hurdle. In a highly embarrassing turn of events for the firm, Civil raised less than $1.5 million for its blockchain ... (Oct 18, 2018, CoinGeek)