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Swedish gaming platform Yamzu announces ICO
This ICO will offer that for both investors and gamers this July.” As the number of esports players worldwide increases, alongside the awareness of competitive gaming more generally platforms such as Yamzu stand to benefit. We've seen a number of ICOs ...
ICO Analysis: MetaHash
10% are distributed during ICO Round B (launched after forging starts). 5% are for building Ethereum and Bitcoin forks (MetaHash will leave anchors in these blockchains for added security). 50% of MHC are issued via forging over 10 years (gradual ...
Under GDPR, Data Breach Reports in UK Have Quadrupled
The scale of data breaches in Europe is rapidly evolving past the "problem unknown" stage, thanks to the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, which came ...
Cutting Supermarkets Won't Be Easy: Past-ICO Review
INS Ecosystem is attempting to reinvent the grocery business by selling directly to the consumer and cutting out the middleman, who in this case is the supermarket that all consumers have come to shop at. Blockchain technology is already being tested ...
7 Steps to Launching a Successful ICO
So, you want to launch an ICO? Chances are you've read about the organizations, like Storj, that have found great success through this fundraising strategy. It is true that ICOs give entrepreneurs the chance to raise funds even before their product is ...
The ICO Industry Can Solve Its Own Problems. And It Needs To.
Initial coin offerings (ICOs), the funding mechanism for releasing new digital currencies, are an enigma. They are at once a vital component for the proliferation of the decentralized economy, and they are one of the most controversial aspects of its ...
ICOHub and Crunchbase partner to improve ICO transparency
“Crunchbase's well-curated data will supplement online ICO projects' reputations,” Hub CEO and cofounder Eric Ly told me. “A comprehensive profile on Crunchbase, replete with early-stage investment rounds, team member reputations, and company data, ...
Friendz Raises $28 Million In ICO Round To Help Expand Services Abroad
Friendz, a digital marketing app, announced that it has raised $28 million in just 21 days from its ICO. The funds will go toward technical improvements, as well as to help expand the company overseas, creating a multinational Friendz community ...
Scams, Scoundrels And Multimillion Dollar Frauds: How To Verify An ICO Isn't A Con
The burgeoning Initial Coin Offering (ICO) market is expected to be worth more than $20 billion in 2018 alone. In just a few years, thousands of high-tech investors have flooded the sector with cash, hoping to get in early on the next hot crypto token ...
ProtonMail Confirms Having ICO in the Works
The rumors that ProtonMail - one of the most popular privacy-oriented encrypted email services - may soon be launching an initial coin offering (ICO) have been confirmed. CTO Bart Butler took to Twitter and made it official that the company was ...
What the ICO's Facebook fine teaches us
Much of the commentary about the European Union's (EU's) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) involves the increased fines that the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) can levy. There was an assumption that the ICO would use these powers ...
FlipNpik Raises $2 Million to Date in ICO Private Sale, Consolidates Partnerships for Expansion into Asia
LONDON & SINGAPORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FlipNpik's unconventional democratic ICO private sale has already raised USD 2 Million, 4 days after opening it to the public. Notably, funds raised have come from a combination of cryptocurrency and fiat ...
Weekly ICO Market Analysis [July 9-22, 2018]
Table 1.2 shows the development trends on the ICO market since the start of the second quarter of 2018. Only popular and/or successfully completed ICOs (i.e. ICOs which managed to collect the minimum declared amount of funds) and/or ICOs listed on ...
Marketing Gimmick or Gamble: Past ICO Review
IndaHash is a large multinational marketing company that, unlike others, was not born out of the Blockchain revolution, but rather adopted it and used it as a marketing tool. It runs on a similar mechanism that other marketing cryptos employ a trifecta ...
US Chamber of Commerce Calls for Crypto, ICO Regulations ...
US Chamber of Commerce Calls for Crypto, ICO Regulations ...
The Basics of ICO Investing: A Brief Reminder to Those Who are New to the Game
The ICO market has been heating up for a little less than a year now, but it truly has turned into a new wave of technology. The amount of wealth being created is insane, and it can be difficult to keep up with the rate of change that is occurring ...
ICO Analysis: FOAM Protocol
All the cool Decentralized Apps of the future that require mapping and tracking lack a way to come to a consensus on the location of objects and entities in space and time. New start-up FOAM is a Proof of Location Protocol looking to incentivize users ...
When Smart Contracts Act Stupid: Is Your ICO Smart Contract Safe & Secure?
The potential inherent in smart contracts is immense. The nascent technology may be used for identity verification, secure data sharing, and for the management of tokens and raised funds in an initial coin offering/token sale – but just how clever are ...
Encrypted Email Service ProtonMail Confirms Potential ICO, Calls It 'Not a Cash-Out'
Encrypted email service ProtonMail is “considering” launching an Initial Coin Offering (ICO), the company's CTO Bart Butler confirmed to Cointelegraph in a statement today, July 23. Butler also wrote on Twitter today –– in response to commentators ...
Upcoming ICO: Dream prepares to launch ICO
Dream, an innovative platform that allows some of blockchain's top talents to connect with one another 'on the blockchain', will on July 25 launch its very own ICO (initial coin offering) pre-sale. by Tom Hart Monday, 23 Jul 2018, 23:10 BST. Upcoming ...
ProtonMail May Start an ICO Soon
ProtonMail, a service that offers encrypted emails to privacy-minded individuals, may be starting an ICO at some point in the future—or it may work on a blockchain-based implementation of its software—according to a job posting we saw on the service ...
Decentralised Token Exchange Network: Powered by ICO Token Swaps
From my frustration with this cartel-styled control, I have come up with a novel approach where we use ICO token swaps to form the basis of a decentralised token-exchange-network. This innovative model enables us all, at various stages of our ICOs, as ...
Protonmail Hints at Possible 'Proton Shares' ICO
The advertisement for a blockchain developer lists several “preferences” specifically relating to initial coin offerings, including “[participation] in a successful ICO” and “expert in developing secure Ethereum smart contracts.” The description adds ...
Plexcoin: Alleged ICO Fraudster Forced to Surrender $3.7M in Bitcoin in Quebec Courtroom
Dominic Lacroix planned his “Plexcoin” ICO (initial coin offering) fundraise last summer but, according to Motherboard, was ordered by the Quebec regulator, Autorité des marchés financiers, to suspend the project. Lacroix went ahead with the offering ...
ICO Analysis: ARAW
The ICO is designed to fund ARAW's expansion to the blockchain, which can be considered less risky than the alternative, which is to rely on the ICO funds to develop a platform that remains in the conceptual stage. ARAW has a robust ecosystem, one that ...
ICO report shows UK is starting to take privacy and data protection seriously
The report claims 235,672 calls were received by the ICO's helpline, an increase of 24.1% year-on-year, while 30,469 live chats were requested, up 31.5%. The caseload from 31 March 2018 to the same date in 2018 has increased from 115 to 3526. Over the ...
Monarch ICO (MT & MTS Token): Online Stores Crypto Payment Exchange?
Monarch is an example of how ventures are rushing to develop innovative payment solutions that will allow users to convert multiple currencies across different platforms seamlessly. With experts predicting a move forward for the industry and rise in ...
US Chamber Demands Crypto, ICO Regulation
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is demanding clearer regulations for cryptocurrencies and any activities related to them, including initial coin offerings (ICOs). According to Forbes, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce — which represents large corporations ...
The Age of the Initial Trust Offering (ITO) – ICO is ITO
An ICO is really an I.T.O. an Initial Trust Offering. Talk is cheap unfortunately, especially when we live in a world of fake news, where we don't know who to believe. I do hope the following will help those who are reading wondering if they should ...
IG Token Switches to Airdrop after ICO Flop
It turned out the IG Token project was a recent ICO attempt with bonus airdrops. However, interest in buying the tokens was slim, so it is now available to anyone who sends 0 ETH to the smart contract. In return, the person will receive a pre-set ...
When Smart Contracts Go Wrong; How to Ensure Your ICO Smart Contract is Secure & Reliable
Smart contracts have amazing potential applications. They can be used for proving identity, sharing data securely and for managing tokens and funds raised in an ICO/token sale. There are more than 1500 dApps on the Ethereum network, using smart ...
Celebrity Endorsed ICO Projects – Where Are They Now?
However, this was practically the only successful celebrity-backed ICO to date. Mayweather then went on to call himself Floyd “Crypto” Mayweather and endorsed Centra and Hubii, two other ICOs. The former ended up being charged with fraud by the SEC, ...
An $8 Million ICO Ran Out of Tokens. What's Next Is Anyone's Guess
"Scarcity" may be a crypto buzzword, but "shortage" has hardly made the footnotes - until now. In early July, the developers behind U Network, a blockchain publishing protocol valued at around $8 million, abruptly announced that it had run out of its ...
ICOs Were 45% Of IPOs In Q2 2018, As Cryptos Disrupt Investment Banks
The initial coin offering (ICO) market—defined as capital raised on open blockchains via token sales—was 45% and 31% of the traditional IPO and venture capital markets during Q2 2018, respectively, up from 40% and 30%, during Q1 2018. ICO volume ...
ICO watch: sports car dealer Bitcar will 'burn' crypto after raising half of $25m target
The company, which is developing a Blockchain platform that offers cryptocurrency payments for fractional ownership of collectible car brands like Ferrari, launched an initial coin offering last year with plans to raise $25 million at the start of the ...
Post-ICO Startup Survival Rate Just 44 Percent: Boston College Researchers
A new study released by the Boston College Carroll School of Management has placed the post-initial coin offering (ICO) survival rate of cryptocurrency startups at just 44 percent. Penned by Prof Leonard Kostovetsky and Hugo Benedetti, the study ...
JPMorgan Files Patent to Use Blockchain to Issue ICO Tokens ...
JPMorgan Files Patent to Use Blockchain to Issue ICO Tokens ...
Top 15 ICO Review Sites You Should Bookmark
For anyone interested in either launching a coin offering or buying into one should be utilizing the research and guidance offered on ICO review sites. The purpose of these sites is to uncover both the viability and value-proposition of a coin-based ...
Judge Forces Alleged ICO Fraudster to Fork over $3.7 Million in Bitcoin
Dominic Lacroix, the subject of ICO fraud charges, transferred $3.7 million worth of bitcoins to a court-appointed administrator right in a Quebec City courtroom on July 6 as ordered by a judge, according to ICI Quebec. Canada's Financial Markets ...
ICO Analysis: CAHrenheit
It's always great seeing a team with a massively successful background launch an ICO. CAHrenheit is a blockchain solution for the automotive industry brought to you by core members, including a Co-Founder, of Kuaidi, a Chinese ride-sharing behemoth ...