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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Bermuda Government Approves First ICO Under New Regulatory ...
Bermuda Government Approves First ICO Under New Regulatory ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Spotify rival set for ICO in 2019
Hearo.fm opens up presales of its token, as it looks to revolutionise music streaming… A relatively new platform that's taken on the likes of Spotify is set to launch its own cryptocurrency, it's been revealed. Hearo.fm is already in the demo stage ...
Former Rothschilds Executive Banker Becomes Chairwoman for PlatinumDEX ICO
Will this be a killer ICO, though? Hard to tell. While the presence of Rosamund Evelyn Blomfield-Smith is definitely a positive point that means that you can have some confidence in the company, it actually looks a lot more like a traditional exchange ...
Thai ICO unicorn Omise raises funding in Global Brain-led round
It secured a $17.5-million Series B round led by SBI Asset Management in 2016, besides raising $25 million through an initial coin offering (ICO) for building an ethereum-based payment network last July. Its market cap crossed $1 billion in August last ...
Two US States Issue Cease and Desist Orders Against Five ICO Issuers
The U.S. states of Colorado and North Dakota have independently issued cease and desist orders against companies promoting initial coin offerings in their states. Their tokens are potentially fraudulent securities offerings, according to the two states ...
Ethfinex and Blockpass Collaboration Brings Simplicity to Compliance and ICO Investment
Ethfinex seeks to provide direct access to pre-vetted token sales for users in an environment that mitigates some of the risks associated with existing ICO contribution methods. A spin-off of Bitfinex, Ethfinex offers a hybrid trading solution for ...
Here's How Civil's Newsrooms Are Affected by Its Failed ICO
Civil concluded its first initial coin offering (ICO) this week, and it was an abject failure. The company hoped to raise at least $8 million by selling 34 million CVL tokens. Instead, it raised only $1.4 million from just 1,012 buyers. Civil will ...
ICO Analysis: FidelityHouse
Many social media companies store and sell their users' public and private data for financials gains and we all have been a victim of such acts at some point. However, it's not just our personal data that has monetary value but any content that we ...
FIND OUT WHY TIMOTHY LEWIS THINKS “THE ICO MARKET IS DEAD”
We provide daily cryptocurrency content and analysis on topics such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Altcoins and ICO's. We not only produce our daily content we feature CEO's of all exciting ICO's! Stay tuned to find out more! If you'd like to stay in touch or ...
Ethfinex partners with Blockpass for ICO identity and compliance
Ethfinex seeks to provide direct access to pre-vetted token sales for users in an environment that mitigates some of the risks associated with existing ICO contribution methods. A spin-off of Bitfinex, Ethfinex offers a hybrid trading solution for ...
United States: 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 ...
ICO grants programme
The ICO grant programme is intended to fund research into privacy and data protection issues affecting the UK public. Under the scheme, there is funding available of up to £100,000 to fund projects which will have a direct benefit to the UK public ...
On the Precipice: Which ICO Funds Will Survive?
For many analysts within the blockchain and cryptocurrency space, the era of retail investing in ICOs is over. The mom-and-pop coin buyers who helped drive the ICO boom from 0 to 100 last year aren't just voluntarily leaving the space–they're being ...
Record-Breaking ICO Rakes in $30 Million in Two Hours
We have seen some spectacular ICO successes in the last couple of years, as well as some notable flops. However, it is hard to beat an offering that pulls in $30 million is just two hours. This is the incredible success story of the ICO recently run by ...
American authorities block ICO that had claimed to have necessary approvals
At least that's per a statement from the SEC's Enforcement Division, that read “we allege that this ICO is using both the SEC seal and a made-up crypto regulatory authority to trick investors into believing the ICO was approved by regulators. The SEC ...
Declub ICO Is Raising $1 Billion USD to Connect Land Based and Online Casinos
Hong Kong, Oct 4, 2018 — A Malta venture is raising $1 billion USD via an ICO to acquire Declub International Company Limited of Macau (also known as Declub Macau), a professional Casino Management and Technology Company. It seeks to build an ...
Civil, a Blockchain-Media Startup, Cancels Its ICO, Offering a Full Refund to Those Who Bought Tokens
The Civil Media Co., a startup that hopes to use the blockchain to address some of the woes afflicting the world of journalism, is going back to the starting board in its plans to raise money through an initial coin offering. Civil was founded last ...
Civil, a Blockchain-Media Startup, Cancels Its ICO, Offering a Full Refund to Those Who Bought Tokens
The Civil Media Co., a startup that hopes to use the blockchain to address some of the woes afflicting the world of journalism, is going back to the starting board in its plans to raise money through an initial coin offering. Civil was founded last ...
Robot Bartender Yanu Reaches $1 Mln Soft Cap During the First Week of ICO Pre-Sale!
Yanu ICO pre-sale is live since 10th of October 2018. The soft cap of $1 mln was reached within the first week of pre-sale, with most of it raised during the private sale. During the first weeks of pre-sale investors can buy Yanu tokens with bonuses ...
Cobinhood Partners With E-Commerce Verification Platform simplyBrand Support ICO
Cobinhood then noted that ICO tokens supported by its platform maybe be listed on the COBINHOOD zero-fee exchange after their token sale process, preventing low liquidity. simplyBrands's token private sale officially kicked off today. Cobinhood Co ...
SEC Sues Blockvest for False Claims of SEC Endorsement of ICO
The SEC's complaint alleges that Blockvest falsely advertised that its ICO was approved and licensed by the SEC. Blockvest allegedly used the SEC's seal without its permission, which is an independent violation of federal law, and also promoted the ICO ...
COBINHOOD to support ICO of e-commerce verification platform simplyBrand
COBINHOOD, a cryptocurrency service platform today announced its partnership with e-commerce verification platform simplyBrand to support and advise the launch of the company's initial coin offering (ICO). The ICO token, SBA will be used to reward ...
ICO Roundups: The Biggest Trend In Crowdfunding [Infographic]
It all started in July 2013 when Mastercoin conducted the first reported ICO. Since then, billions of dollars have been raised as ICOs continue to grow. More precisely, $103 million was raised in 2016, $1.25 billion in 2017, and an astonishing $13.7 ...
September ICO Market Overview: Trends, Capitalization, Localization
In the last 12 months, the ICO market has shown a fluctuating trend, reaching two peaks, both for the number of ICOs and total capital raised: in December 2017 and March 2018. Afterwards, the amount of resources gathered by ICOs began to decline, in ...
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