Tagged: ico

Everybody is Going to Do It: Indiegogo / Microventures Lists first Initial Coin Offering with Fan Controlled Football League

The opportunity is simply too strong to resist. The rapid rise of tokenized securities and the booming initial coin offering market is compelling crowdfunding platforms to reposition provide issuers the platform they demand. As the United States is the top ICO issuer in the world,… Read More

Blockchain JV: Overstock Founder Patrick Byrne & Economist Hernando de Soto Partner on Global Property Registry

Described as an initiative to fight global poverty and inequality, Patrick Byrne, founder of Overstock (NASDAQ:OSTK) has formed joint venture with Hernando de Soto – prominent economist who has been deeply engaged in the Blockchain and cryptocurrency sector.  The new company, called De Soto, Inc., will… Read More

Head of Israel Securities Authority Says No to Bitcoin Listings, But Sees Promise in Initial Coin Offerings

Shmuel Hauser, the Chairman of the Israel Securities Authority, published a statement today addressing Fintech, Bitcoin and Initial Coin Offerings, in an extended comment on regulations and the changing financial landscape. Hauser stated; “From a regulator perspective, we want make sure that Fintech will not… Read More

Props Token Sale Now Open on CoinList, Republic Investors See ICO Sell Out Immediately

Props, a decentralized video network operated by YouNow, Inc., has opened its public token sale on CoinList. The Initial Coin Offering (ICO) expects the offer to close on December 22nd making it the third ICO to fund on the AngelList founded platform. YouNow’s community that is… Read More

Here is the SEC Order that Halted Munchee ICO

Today, the Securities and Exchange Division announced it had halted an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) as an unregulated securities offering. Munchee, a food review App based on Blockchain, agreed to refund all investors without accepting nor denying the allegation. The ICO was seeking $15 million… Read More

Munchee Halted: SEC Shuts Down Initial Coin Offering as an Unregistered Security

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has shut down an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) as conducting an unregistered securities offering. This is the first time the SEC has has halted an ICO where there were no allegations of fraud representing a new shift in approach… Read More

SelfKey Digital Identity Firm Tops $5 Million in Private Pre-sales, Public Pre-Sale ICO Kicks Off on December 15th

SelfKey, a “self sovereign identity” firm, has just completed a pre-sale of KEY tokens raising $5 million. Now SelfKey is preparing to launch its public Initial Coin Offering (ICO) on December 15th. The token sale has a hard cap of US$21.78 million. The SelfKey white… Read More

Is South Korea Backtracking on ICO Ban? FSC Vice Chair Moderates Stance on Token Offerings as New Task Force is Formed

This past week saw a bit of reversal in South Korea’s stance on Initial Coin Offerings (ICO). In September, it was reported that Korea had decided to totally ban ICOs following a similar approach by China. But during a presentation at the National Assembly by… Read More

Telcoin, a Mobile Cryptocurrency Solution, Plans ICO Launch on December 11th

Telcoin, a French Accelerator startup that is based in Tokyo, is planning to launch an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) on December 11th. Co-founded by Claude Eguienta and Paul Neuner, Telcoin has created a cryptocurrency that expects to be distributed by mobile operators and accepted everywhere…. Read More

Why Massive Discounts & Short-Term Liquidity Are Bad For Most ICO Investors

In the early days of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), basically for much of this year, one of the keys of a successful ICO raise was ability to snag a crypto-influencer onto one’s advisory board – or to get them to be an early investor in… Read More

ICOs: The Dual Token Conundrum

It is clear that the SEC is going to do an enforcement action against a number of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), and the people who are selling utility tokens to investors for Bitcoin or Ether cryptocurrencies. Most ICOs are conducted by companies that have not… Read More

Indeco Launches Pre-Sale ICO on StartEngine Under Reg CF Crowdfunding Rules

Indeco, the first Initial Coin Offering (ICO) pre-sale under the SEC’s rules for Regulation Crowdfunding or Reg CF, as it is widely called is open for investors now on StartEngine. First announced during the ICO Summit hosted by StartEngine in November, by using Reg CF… Read More

Finom Blockchain Corp Files Reg D for $101 Million Equity ICO

Finom AG has announced a $101 million Initial Coin Offering (ICO). Finom says it has filed for a Reg D exemption for the equity offering thus making it compliant to accept accredited investors in the US. The  token sale is to create a Blockchain-based platform to reduce… Read More

SEC Emergency Action Halts PlexCoin ICO Scam. First Charges Filed by New SEC Cyber Unit

The Securities and Exchange Commission has obtained an emergency asset freeze to halt an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) scam that reportedly raised up to $15 million from thousands of investors since August. Dominic Lacroix, and his company, PlexCorps, had launched the PlexCoin ICO and falsely… Read More

Law Firm that Filed First Class Action Against Tezos is Looking for More ICOs to Pursue

Taylor-Copeland Law, the San Diego based law firm that filed the first class action law suit that hammered the Tezos initial coin offering (ICO) and everyone associated with it, is looking for other ICOs to legally pursue. According to a post on their site, Taylor-Copeland… Read More

Blockchain “Virtual Gifting Protocol”Gifto, Launched by Former Head of Zynga China, Adds Investors & Plans $30 Million ICO

Gifto, a new blockchain ‘virtual gifting’ protocol that claims it will allow content creators to monetize their content on sites like YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram, has announced that Pantera and Block Asset have joined a group of initial investors in the company.  Gifto is being launched… Read More

2018: When ICOs Will Light a Great Big Fire Under Fintech

Until now ‘Fintech’ has had a rather timid relationship with crowdfunding – and to put it bluntly many Fintech founders would have rather be seen dead in a ditch than crowdfunding a million dollars or two – even as a first step. Until now. Initial… Read More

SEC Director of Corporation Finance Says More Enforcement Actions Coming for Initial Coin Offerings

Speaking at the annual SEC Forum on Small Business Capital Formation, William Hinman, Director of Division of Corporation Finance at the SEC, said there are more enforcement actions coming when it comes to Initial Coin Offerings (ICO). Hinman, a former Silicon Valley based corporate attorney, did… Read More

CoinList + Republic Crypto : PROPS ICO Accepting Registrations

PROPS initial coin offering  (ICO) is now accepting registrations on CoinList for accredited investors that are interested in participating in the token sale. The CoinList sale begins on December 11th. Simultaneously, a separate pre-sale of Props tokens will begin on “Republic Crypto” on December 11th… Read More

Another Day, Another Class Action: Tezos ICO Sued by GGCC, LLC in California

The Tezos legal battle continues as the Restis Law firm in San Diego, along with Lite DePalma Greenberg, have filed a class action law suit in the state of California on behalf of GGCC, LLC against Dynamic Ledger Solutions (DLS), Tezos Stiftung (a Swiss Foundation), Kathleen Breitman… Read More