Tag: ICO

  • Switzerland
    ICO

    Switzerland to Ease Regulation for Cryptocurrency Ecosystem

    Once called “Crypto Nation,” Switzerland has recently been driving away the ecosystem after setting up a more stringent regulatory framework. Having dropped from second place last year to sixth in 2018, in a PwC country ranking of the sum of initial coin offering (ICO) funds raised, the government is...

    Ricardo Esteves | July 19, 2018 | 7:30 pm
  • Augur REP
    Altcoins

    Augur Releases Long-Awaited Prediction Platform

    Augur, a cryptocurrency project on the Ethereum network, has just announced that it be launching its long-awaited prediction platform. Augur Prediction Platform: Three Years In The Making For the uninitiated, Augur is a decentralized predictions platform based on the Ethereum network, that allows for users to create and...

    nickchong | July 10, 2018 | 11:30 am
  • graveyard
    ICO

    Study Finds that Over Half of ICOs Die in First Four Months

    A new study out of Boston University has found that at over half of crypto startups that complete fundraising through an ICO is dead within four months of their coin launch. Only 44% of ICOs Survive 120 Days As the ICO has become the preferred method for emerging tech...

    John McMahon | July 10, 2018 | 9:30 am
  • Korea
    Industry

    Korean Financial Authorities Draft Policies to Help Grow Crypto Industry

    Financial authorities in Korea will ease regulations on crypto-based assets in attempts to line-up with policies brought forth by the G20 nations and foster growth in the industry. Korea Establishes “Unified Regulations” The new polices are “unified regulations” that relate to “all activities” of Korea’s cryptocurrency exchange operators...

    Thomas Delahunty | July 6, 2018 | 9:00 pm
  • Analysis

    DeadCoins Brings Attention to 800 Lifeless Cryptos

    Initial coin offerings (ICOs) were the talk of the town last year, drawing the eyes and ears of worldwide investors. However, DeadCoins has reported that over 800 cryptocurrencies now lay lifeless, with many of these projects enlisting business practices reminiscent of scams.  ‘DeadCoins’ Says Over 800 Cryptocurrencies Now...

    nickchong | June 30, 2018 | 9:30 pm
  • ICOs
    ICO

    ICOs Have Generated $13.7 Billion in 2018 So Far, Nearly Doubling 2017 Numbers

    In the first five months of 2018, cryptocurrency sales from initial coin offerings (ICOs) jumped to $13.7 billion — almost double the amount raised for the whole of 2017, according to a report released yesterday by PwC’s strategy and consulting division Strategy& and Switzerland-based Crypto Valley Association. 2018’s...

    Thomas Delahunty | June 29, 2018 | 7:00 pm
  • florida
    Industry

    Florida Appoints Crypto Czar to ‘Scrutinize’ and Regulate Digital Currency

    The state of Florida will be bringing in a state-specific cryptocurrency czar to closely manage and regulate the technology. This follows the SEC appointing a cryptocurrency chief earlier this month. Florida Recognizes Crypto Growth Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis issued a statement today saying that he...

    tim copeland | June 27, 2018 | 2:00 pm
  • Industry

    World’s Biggest VC Firms are Creating Cryptocurrency Funds, Market Enthusiastic

    Historically venture capitalists do not own cryptocurrencies. They hold equity and invest in privately and publicly held companies but, with the potential of cryptocurrency and blockchain based technology companies to create unprecedented returns VC firms are exploring ways to restructure legally and financially to tap into that future revenue...

    John McMahon | June 22, 2018 | 5:03 am
  • Exclusive

    Exclusive: NEO GM Says Blockchain Could be Used to Replace Facebook

    A senior NEO executive has questioned how Facebook handles data, offering blockchain as a solution to the problem of data consent. Speaking on his first time in London, he also said NEO are planning to create a European office to access the western market. Blockchain: More Transparent and...

    tim copeland | June 17, 2018 | 10:00 am
  • Altcoins

    SEC Chairman: Tokens are Not Exempt From Regulation, Expresses Discomfort

    Government agencies all over the world scrutinize ICOs and their associated tokens. The SEC is an excellent example of the most recent developments taking place. Chairman Jay Clayton is seemingly convinced all tokens will be subject to regulation. That may prove impossible to enforce. Jay Clayton has a...

    JP Buntinx | June 12, 2018 | 2:02 pm

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