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Crypto, Revolutionized: New French ICO Regulation on Its Way
To obtain the AMF's 'license' — which is, by the way, a voluntary process, not a legal requirement — a company proposing an ICO should produce a promotional document (aka a white paper) presenting contents that are “exact, clear, not misleading ...
ICO Analysis: Swace
Through the private pre-sale period, investors were offered bonuses between 30% and 60% which should be a concern for the ICO investor. Also, a hard cap of $23,000,000 seems too high for a project like this. The initial total supply of SWA is 2,700,000 ...
70% of All ICOs Are Now Underwater in 2018
As part of the latest edition of its weekly newsletter, Diar investigated the current state of the ICO sector, which despite this year's cryptocurrency bear market has raised more than in the 'boom' year of 2017. “Diar number crunching shows that 70 ...
Analytical Listing MoonRate Created an ICO Agencies Map 2018
With the growing number of ICOs and cryptocurrencies, it looks like we won't be ever hurt from a lack of information about the world of crypto. But do we know very much about the features of similar ICO Agencies? We do know that there are many ICO ...
Wallet Provider Blockchain Sues Crypto Startup Days Before ICO
Blockchain – formerly known as Blockchain.info – is suing Blockchain.io just days in advance of the latter's initial coin offering (ICO) over concerns that investors may believe they are buying tokens distributed by the wallet distributor, according to ...
The ICO behind the tragic Everest stunt is now “airdropping” tokens from rockets
Remember ASKfm, the Ukraine-based social network that was encouraging people to climb Mount Everest in search of crypto tokens, while not telling them that a man who was guiding the climb, Lam Babu Sherpa, had died on the descent? Unbelievably, we ...
Pierre Rochard Asks Crypto Community to Keep ICO Scams Away from Bitcoin
BitcoinAdvisory.com's Pierre Rochard recently published a response to the launch of the Blockchain Association, a blockchain advisory group launched earlier this month to influence lawmakers in Washington, DC. “Please, just keep your ICO scams away ...
BGOGO Disrupts the Traditional ICO Model - $420 Million USD 24-Hour Trading Volume
However, the current and common ICO model has deviated from the practices blockchain enables and drifted into a world of scams and corruption. Some of these so-called "projects", "exchanges" and "token funds" have taken advantage of current trends and ...
Cybercriminals Hacked into Crowd Machine ICO Reserve Funds and Steals All Tokens
Initial Coin Offerings, or ICOs, have been both a blessing and a curse in the cryptocurrency industry since they started. Though much of the worry has seemed to be due to the potential for the founders of an ICO to be running a scam instead, the ...
UK emits first GDPR notice… against Canuck Brexit campaigner
The first ever violation notice over Europe's new data privacy laws has been issued – and has landed on a Canadian data analytics firm that campaigned for Brexit. The GDPR notice was sent by the UK's Information Commissioner (ICO) against AggregateIQ, ...
Eden Coin ICO FUDges its Token Distribution
For investors, this is a story of prudence and selectiveness—not only in choosing ICOs, but also choosing who to believe when an ICO is spoken about. At this point, it's too early to call whether EdenChain was acting maliciously, but members of the ...
ICO Analysis: HiNounou
The ICO investor should note also that platforms with non-stable reward tokens historically tend not to yield a high return on investment, though the project seems both in goals and the structure quite similar to WaBi, a project which provided over a ...
With the ICO Era Winding Down, New Era Emerges
Imagine losing 100 percent of your investment in an ICO scam, only to lose 95 percent of your next investment (er, “contribution”) in a “legitimate” ICO like this one (while the CEO insists that the company is growing). Would you ever invest in an ICO ...
LEXIT Introduces Customizable and Scalable ICO Platform
LEXIT, the blockchain-based marketplace for the sale of intellectual property, has introduced a customizable and scalable ICO platform. Known as LEXICO, the new platform is designed to efficiently adapt to the requirements of any Initial Coin Offering ...
Veridium Labs Gets $5 Million USD Before ICO, IBM Blockchain and Stellar Partner for Carbon Token Project
Economists and financial analysts alike have remarked on the changing landscape of the cryptocurrency and blockchain financing industry. Though 2016 and 2017 saw the massive explosion of interest in the Initial Coin Offering (ICO) model, the latter ...
Here's What the SEC Did NOT Say About ICO Enforcement
Last week, in remarks at an industry conference, Securities and Exchange Commission Enforcement Division Co-Head Stephanie Avakian described the SEC's approach to Initial Coin Offering (ICO) enforcement as calibrated to avoid stifling innovation while ...
PR: Last Chance to Contribute to Modex Tech ICO
The Modex ITO closes this Monday, on September 24t (6:00 pm CET). This is your chance to sign up and support the company developing the world's First Multi-Protocol Smart Contract Marketplace with comprehensive dev tools, meant to help developers ...
ICO fines Equifax for 2017 customer data breach - CISO Mag
Atlanta-based consumer credit reporting agency Equifax has been issued a £500,000 ($660,000) fine by the Information Commissioner Office (ICO) for failing to ...
ICO Age
So, what is an ICO? Simply put, it is a digital token-based fundraising mechanism through which companies create and sell their own virtual currency in exchange for cash or widely accepted cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin. The buyer of the token can ...
ICO and IWCA sign agreement to promote gender equality
The International Coffee Organization (ICO) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Women's Coffee Alliance (IWCA) to pursue collaborative efforts to promote gender equality across the coffee sector at the 122nd session of the ...
8 Ways to Spot an ICO Scam
An ICO is considered to be a modern fundraising tool. It allows the general public to buy into and support a company or product, allowing investors to benefit from the value created by the ICO. There are currently over 10 ICOs being launched daily and ...
Crypto Startup Blockchain Takes Fraudulent ICO To Court
Blockchain's team claims that the ICO claims to have technology backing it that “don't actually exist.” Not only is technology a mess, but it was also pointed out that while Paymium's claims that it has SEC approval, there's “no registration statement ...
ICO, CAF sign credit facility
Spain's Instituto de Credito Oficial (ICO) and its LatAm counterpart CAF inked a $130m credit facility to promote infrastructure development last week. According to the Spanish development bank, the credit line will promote Spanish companies in Latin ...
ICO Analysis: Magnachain
The presence of so many projects with similar goals might be a concern for the ICO investor, yet this great team and the existence of a test-net released prior to the token sale is a definitive good sign for any return on investment. Still, the skeptic ...
New ICO on the Tron Network Plans To Create a Decentralized Exchange for TRX Tokens
The Tron (TRX) Mainnet recently had its fully functional Tron Virtual Machine integrated onto the platform on the 30th of August. This event marked the beginning of a new era in the Tron project: an era of Decentralized Applications. The Tron Network ...
Premier League's Newcastle United FC Turns Down Sporty Co., No ICO Launch Planned for the Magpies
Still, if Aitchison's comments are any indication, an initial coin offering (ICO) launch is not close for Newcastle fans. It would, however, be highly improbable that either team would back out of a deal this early and sign with a lesser-known ...
ICO Analysis: BitCanna
As banks, credit card companies, and PayPal all continue to deny working with Bitcoin and Cannabis, new ICO BitCanna has come up with a solution for the Cannabis industry. Use crypto to bypass the bank, and use their own distributed ledger to track all ...
Blockchain files a complaint against a cryptocurrency exchange, launching ICO next week
The blog further stated the company is falsely claiming that they have registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC] for their Initial Coin Offering [ICO]. The ICO is going to be launched in next week on 27th September 2018. This would ...
Coinolix ICO (CLX Token): Crypto Exchange With High Performance Trading?
Coinolix is developing a multifunctional crypto exchange that will combine an exchange platform with the blockchain. In this exchange, digital tokens pegged to one use dollar and backed by gold held by the Coinolix Exchange Limited. In the current ...
3 Key Factors for Post-ICO Success - AMBCrypto
According to a recent Boston College study, less than 50% of ICOs are still operational after the first four months following their token sale. People are so ...
Turkey Finance Minister Embraces ICO Hype for Already Troubled Economy
If regional Turkish media is to be believed, no less than the country's Minister of Finance (Finmin), Berat Albayrak, has proposed looking into the wildcat world of initial coin offerings (ICOs) as a way to boost the economy. English-speaking press ...
ICO Regulation And Security Tokens – Interview With Artem Afian
We had the pleasure of interviewing Artem Afian, crypto lawyer and managing partner of the law firm “Juscutum”. He shared his insights on current ICO regulations, its compliance with the SEC, new Ukrainian bill on cryptocurrency regulation and AILO – a ...
Upcoming ICO: Introducing XRK RecordsKeeper
Upcoming ICO: Introducing XRK RecordsKeeper. RecordsKeeper will, on October 1, launch the public round of its ICO (initial coin offering), following a successful whitelisted pre-sale, scheduled to end on September 30. by Tom Hart Friday, 21 Sep 2018, ...
Add/Submit Your ICO to Our ICO Calendar
Thanks for applying to submit your ICO to CoinCentral's ICO Calendar! In order to submit an ICO through this form, you must be a team member or have been hired by the team (PR/Marketing/Etc). If you're passionate about a project, but not involved ...
3 Key Factors for Post-ICO Success
People are so focused on the fundraising side of the phenomenon that they forget to address the most essential matter: what are the key success factors post-ICO? This question should be crucial for every investor or entrepreneur who intends to devote ...
First tribunal case overturning an ICO fine for sending marketing emails without opt-in consent
In Xerpla Ltd v. Information Commissioner [2018] UKFTT 2017_0262 (GRC) (14 August 2018), an English General Regulatory Tribunal has overturned a fine, issued by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) against the direct marketing company, Xerpla ...
Country Heights proposes ICO, to issue 'Horse Currency'
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 21): Country Heights Holdings Bhd wants to embark on an initial coin offering (ICO) to issue its own cryptocurrency, tentatively called "Horse Currency". In a filing to the stock exchange today, Country Heights founder and chairman ...
Three Key Factors for Post-ICO Success
People are so focused on the fundraising side of the phenomenon that they forget to address the most essential matter: what are the key success factors post-ICO? This question should be crucial for every investor or entrepreneur who intends to devote ...
ICO slaps AggregateIQ with first official GDPR notice
CANADIAN OUTFIT AggregateIQ, which was earlier this year accused of profiling voters using data improperly acquired from Facebook, has received the UK's first GDPR notice. Issued by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), the notice gives ...
ICO levels first ever GDPR fine against AggregateIQ
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has handed out its first GDPR enforcement notice, against Canadian company AggregateIQ (AIQ). Earlier this year, the firm was accused of profiling voters using data improperly acquired from Facebook, and has ...