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How Industry Responded to China's ICO Ban
The Chinese regulators have banned the execution of ICOs within its borders, while this has altered the activities of a number of blockchain companies, others have continued with their original plans, insisting that such a development is only but a ...
Minereum Successor, Artemine Announces ICO Campaign
The first self-mining smart contract, Minereum has received the much-awaited upgrade. The updated Minereum version 2.0, better known has Artemine is making the news with loads of improvements. The Artemine platform signifies a leap forward in the Smart ...
PR: BlockRx to Improve Patient Safety with the First Pharmaceutical ICO Offering
Philadelphia, PA (September 13, 2017) – BlockRx has announced its partnership with YourEncore, the industry's leading provider of proven expertise in the life sciences market, amidst the launch of its groundbreaking BlockRx Token ICO fundraising ...
Dentacoin Token is Supported on Five Exchanges Even Before ICO
Dentacoin is the leading cryptocurrency and review platform for the dental industry in Europe. The implications of their innovation will be monumental and global in scale. Even now before their ICO, their token is listed on five different exchanges ...
COBINHOOD ICO Launches, Signal The World's First Zero-Fee, High-Frequency Cryptocurrency Exchange
13, 2017 — Today, COBINHOOD launches the ICO (Initial Coin Offering) for its next-generation cryptocurrency service platform. The ICO signals the beginnings of the world's first zero-fee, high-frequency cryptocurrency exchange to be debuted in ...
Kik Begins Selling All 512 bln ICO Tokens, Canadian Users Still Banned
Social messaging platform Kik has launched its ICO with an aim to raise $75 mln - but not from investors in its own country. As sales of its remaining 512 bln KIN tokens began Wednesday, regulatory “failures” meant Canadian investors - one of Kik's two ...
Genesis Vision Starts The Options Sale – The Best Way to Provide Pre-ICO
An Initial Coin Offering (ICO) campaign presents many challenges. Genesis Vision addresses them in the most effective way with the introduction of its unique and powerful option program. Genesis Vision is launched through a promising Initial Coin ...
Ethereum (ETH/USD) Tanks as ICO Bubble Fears Grow
Ethereum fell to one-month lows on Wednesday, as concerns over an ICO bubble brought negative attention to the world's No. 2 cryptocurrency. // -- Discuss and ask questions in our community on Workplace. Don't have an account? Send Jonas ...
China's ICO ban makes more sense in light of its history with fintech
On Monday, the People's Bank of China announced that it was implementing a freeze on fundraising through ICO's on Chinese exchanges. (Here is the original announcement, for Mandarin speakers.) The move by China's central bank, which is roughly ...
Cryptocurrency Chaos as China Cracks Down on Initial Coin Offerings
China's move last week to ban initial coin offerings (ICO) has caused chaos among start-ups looking to raise money through the novel fund-raising scheme, prompting halts, about-turns and re-thinks. China is cracking down on fundraising through launches ...
ICO Analysis: bitJob
We can't stress enough how important the last point is, and yet we fear that many ICOs are missing it, forcing themselves into an intermediary or middleman role that will simply be flipped upside down on the next wave of disruption. The bitJob ICO is ...
$70 Million So Far: Kik ICO Kicks Off to Small Scams and Big Demand
In total, Kik is looking to raise a total of $125 million through the ICO, though it's already raised $50 million from the private sale of its token, called Kin, to institutional investors. Going forward, the remaining tokens are to be sold in two ...
The Life After September 4: Things to Consider When Planning an ICO
Before diving into the Protostarr ICO it is useful to recall that the SEC applies the Howey test and several other tests to determine if a publicly offered instrument is a 'security' for regulatory purposes. The Howey test will deem a token a security ...
ICO slaps cab app chaps for 10-day spam crap
The company behind a taxi comparison app that sent more than 700,000 spam texts in the space of 10 days is facing a £45,000 by the UK's data protection watchdog. Cab Guru, a Cambridge based firm that raised $2.8m (£3.7m) in its March 2016 seed ...
PBoC Official Claims ICO Ban Will not Hinder Blockchain Research Efforts
In a way, the cryptocurrency ICO ban is a positive sign. More specifically, it shows companies should flock to the ICO business model to raise capital without repercussions. After all, this unregulated area enforces no penalties on companies or ...
UK regulator says ICO investors should be 'prepared to lose your entire stake'
... and fully research the specific project if you are thinking about buying digital tokens. You should only invest in an ICO project if you are an experienced investor, confident in the quality of the ICO project itself and prepared to lose your ...
China's ICO ban necessary but should not stop blockchain research ...
China's ICO ban necessary but should not stop blockchain research ...
PlusCoin Announces ICO for Crypto-Cashback Platform Development
The public sale is focused towards raising funds for the development of an independent crypto-cashback platform. The proposed platform will replace the traditional cashback tools with blockchain-based tokenized tools. The problem with traditional ...
Blackmoon Crypto Raises $10.6 Million in Pre-ICO; ICO to Launch Sep 12
As the world's first legally-complied tokenized investment solution platform, Blackmoon Crypto raised nearly $10.6 million in its recently concluded pre-ICO round. The outcome demonstrated vast demand for a platform that bridges the gap between the ...
ICO Update: Creativechain Chasing the Dragon, Time to Buy Agrello?
Well, Creativechain (CREA) still has yet to return to its high prices of 10,000 or more Satoshi each, which were available directly after the ICO at a few markets. Moreover, and sadly, 5 months later, CREA has not released a browser-application yet ...
Protostarr ICO Shuts Down Following SEC Pressure
Protostarr has canceled its initial coin offering (ICO) after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) opened an inquiry into the U.S.-based startup. According to the project, all Protostarr ICO funds will be returned to investors. The ...
ICO Analysis: Wolk
Data rules everything around us, now let's find the ICOs that'll get the money. // -- Discuss and ask questions in our community on Workplace. Don't have an account? Send Jonas Borchgrevink an email -- //. The mantra of technology: disrupt and ...
ICO Regulation: Industry Experts Urge UK FCA To Not Stifle Innovation
As countries such as the US, China and Hong Kong are progressively tightening regulation around crowdsales and initial coin offerings (ICOs), the UK has the opportunity to create a regulatory framework that is conducive to innovation and attract the ...
Another ICO Conference Cancels in Wake of China Ban
A conference expected to focus on token sales has been cancelled following news that regulators in China have formally outlawed the use case. Organizers of the forthcoming Token Economy Summit, to be held in Shanghai later this week, confirmed to ...
Nexus Social ICO Raises $7000000 in its Third Week
The Nexus Social ICO recently featured in Forbes Magazine is now in its third week of fund-raising and has so far raised over 19,400 Ethereum from almost 4000 unique contributors. This represents over $7,000,000 raised for the project and 30% of the ...
KyberNetwork ICO Bans All Chinese Nationals and Citizens From Participating
Any company organizing a cryptocurrency ICO need to tread very carefully these days. With China cracking down on ICOs altogether, taking ample precautions is of the utmost importance. This may very well lead to all projects banning Chinese investors ...
Vinny Lingham On The Perfect ICO: 'Eat Your Own Dogfood'
Civic CEO Vinny Lingham has released his personal guide to ICO management, telling prospective businesses to “eat their own dogfood.” Following the entrepreneur's previous blog post on digital tokens “eating the world,” Lingham released a brief guide ...
Malaysian Securities Regulator Cautions over ICO Investments
Malaysia's statutory securities regulator has issued a public statement warning investor of the risks involved in ICO (initial coin offering) fundraising. In a public release, Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has moved to 'caution' investors of ...
ASIC poied to release ICO guidelines: What this means for startups
Startups enticed by the growing popularity of initial coin offerings (ICO) as a fundraising method may soon be subject to more regulation, as the corporate watchdog prepares step up its oversight of the blockchain-based funding practice to weed out any ...
China Ban on ICO is Temporary, Licensing to be Introduced: Official
Essentially, if the government decides to legalize and regulate the ICO market, its licensing program would structure similarly to the BitLicense program of New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDF), which requires companies to obtain a ...
'Roaches': SEC Director Excoriates ICO Scamsters
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Co-Director Steven Peikin excoriated initial coin offering (ICO) scamsters during a public discussion about cyber crime and the evolving technological landscape. At the panel, which took place at New York ...
Swiss Crypto Valley Association Calls for 'Careful' ICO Regulation
The Crypto Valley Association (CVA), a non-profit association that promotes the development of blockchain technologies, has announced its support for “careful” ICO regulation. The association, which is headquartered in bitcoin-friendly Zug, Switzerland ...
UTRUST Raises $1.5 Million In Pre-ICO; Public ICO Coming Sept. 20
As the world's first cryptocurrency payments platform with consumer protections, UTRUST raised more than $1.5 million in 90 minutes in its pre-ICO in late August, demonstrating vast demand for a mainstream cryptocurrency payments platform. UTRUST's ...
The ICO Governance Deficit
But while the debate over the treatment of blockchain-based tokens under securities laws has garnered much attention, there has been comparatively little public discussion about the corporate governance model, if any, applicable to ICO tokens. If ICOs ...
Camelgram ICO to gather funds for its Blockchain based POS Network
While the crowdsale is due to last for a period of two months and will conclude on November 6, 2017, early investors stand to benefit. The token launched during the ICO will be called POS. There are plans to distribute between 5 million to 40 million ...
DetectorToken Blockchain Bot for ICO Tokens Helps in Investment Decisions
Poland based blockchain platform DetectorToken is in the process of creating a blockchain based signals bot designed to monitor and alert users about the latest ICO and crowdsale campaigns. The well-timed product comes at the time when ICOs are at ...
ICO Ban: Bitcoin Exchange Binance Restricts Chinese Access
Binance, the exchange which is known for funding its operations through an ICO token called the BNB and having a high volume of NEO trading, has taken the news of Chinese regulatory changes in stride: fine, they say, the Chinese simply can't trade here ...
ICO Regulatory Round-Up: UK, Malaysia, and Switzerland's Crypto Valley Point to Risks
The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) also issued an official statement seeking to the potential risks associated with investing in an ICO. The concerns highlighted include the difficulty of “verify[ing] the authenticity of” an ICO, challenges ...
Confidence in UTRUST's Product and Team Help Pre-ICO Sell Out in 90 Minutes
The UTRUST Pre-ICO results are in, and they are incredibly impressive. This project aims to provide the world's first cryptocurrency and bitcoin payment platform with consumer protections in mind. Many seem to agree that this was something needed in ...
ICO Analysis: Etherparty
At heart, several ICO's products have essentially been graphically-friendly templates that allow the user to generate smart contracts, and their smart contracts generally require some interaction with the sub-network's token system. Aragon and several ...