Tagged: initial coin offering

#MetaHash Becomes First Cryptocurrency Recognized by Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority as a Payment Currency as ICO Commences

The #MetaHash team has announced that is has successfully been examined by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) which has officially concluded that the #MetaHashCoin (#MHC) will be recognized as money of general utility with payment functions. This is the first cryptocurrency to be… Read More

TrustToken, Platform to Create Asset Backed Tokens, Looks to Raise $61 Million on CoinList, First Stablecoin is Dollar backed TrueUSD

  TrustToken, is looking to raise $61 million in an security token on CoinList. TrustToken will be offering its native platform token – TrustToken (TRU). TrustToken is already backed by multiple big VC names, including; A16Z Crypto, Founders Fund Angel (Pathfinder), Jump Trading Capital, Foundation… Read More

A Vision for the Future of Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding today exists in many forms. Platforms such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo let entrepreneurs reward their community of supporters with tiered, tangible rewards.  Patronage-based models allow content creators to sustain their work with recurring donations from their fanbase. Equity crowdfunding and emerging initial coin offering… Read More

German Decentralized Venture Capital Firm Iconiq Lab Announces Addition to ICO Accelerator Program

Germany-based decentralized venture capital group Iconiq Lab announced on Thursday its latest addition to its ICO accelerator program – Verv, the machine-learning startup behind the VLUX token. The firm confirmed that this new addition comes in as a move to acknowledge and further the universal need for renewable… Read More

The Elephant: Security Token Platform is Offering Hybrid Funding Round of Equity & Tokens

The Elephant (formerly PrivatEquity.biz Platform), a security token issuance and secondary trading platform, is doing a small hybrid funding round. According to details shared with CI, the offer is seeking a few strategic investors to raise $2 million. The minimum subscription is $250,000 with each… Read More

TaTaTu: This Initial Coin Offering Says it has Raised Over $575 Million

You may have thought the days of super-sized initial coin offerings (ICO) was nearing an end. Think again. The TaTaTu Token offering claims it has sold $575 million worth of digital coins in a private sale. The offering has apparently seen the participation of Prince Felix… Read More

Nasdaq CEO Says ICOs Exploiting Retail Investors

The CEO of stock marketplace and benchmark index for US tech stocks, Nasdaq, has come down hard on the opportunism of issuers of ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings), whom she believes are “taking advantage” of retail investors, CNBC reports. An initial coin offering is a relatively… Read More

LATTICE80 Set to Launch ICO Platform Fintech & Blockchain Startups Within the KAYA Network

LATTICE80 announced on Wednesday it is launching an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) platform for startups within the KAYA Network. The company reported it built KAYA Network as a global network of more than 11,000 fintech and blockchain startups in over 100 cities. According to LATTICE80, the… Read More

SEC Obtains Additional Order to Freeze PlexCoin ICO Assets

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has received an additional emergency court order freezing the assets of Dominic Lacroix. The freeze is part of an ongoing enforcement action that stems from some time ago. The SEC had previously sued for securities fraud and had obtained… Read More

Bright Will Provide Global Loans to Businesses in Decentralized Marketplace, Plans Token Sale

Bright, company that is developing a “verified business data ecosystem using data provided by the MSMEs,” says it will use the information to provide loans to businesses. Bright said it will provide loans to businesses through BrightBank and allow MSMEs (micro, small and medium sized… Read More

Cboe President Warns of Regulatory Danger Hanging Over Issuers and Holders of ICOs

The president of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (Cboe), the first US company to sell futures contracts on Bitcoin, has warned that “two waves of reckoning” will come down on issuers and then holders of ICOs (initial coin offerings) in the US, Business Insider reports…. Read More

Forested Japanese Village Contemplating Municipal ICO to Fund Sustainability Measures

As part of its dedicated efforts to become ecologically and economically self-sustaining, a Japanese village called Nishiawakura is considering raising funds by ICO (initial coin offering) to replace revenue from government development grants that expire in 2020. The forested village, which sits in the mountainous… Read More

Origin Protocol Initial Coin Offering Now on CoinList

CoinList has posted its first initial coin offering (ICO) of 2018. After a big start last year, CoinList is back in the market with Origin Protocol. Origin Protocol is a platform designed to enable developers and businesses to build decentralized marketplaces on the blockchain in… Read More

StartEngine Hits $5 Million Crowdfunding Goal, Announces $10 Million Initial Coin Offering

StartEngine, a leading investment crowdfunding platform in the US, has just closed its self-crowdfunding round hitting its goal of $5 million backed by 3400+ investors. The Reg A+ offer was first filed in September of 2017 as the platform sought to raise growth capital. In… Read More

Optimism for Digital Assets Shines at Security Token Summit

Security tokens are the future of investments, so it appears. The speculation fueled initial coin offering (ICO) industry is quickly morphing into a legitimate sector of finance as securities on blockchain seem poised to become the norm. At the first Security Token Summit held in… Read More

Stryking is Giving Away 1000 STRYKZ Tokens for Predicting Correct Scores of World Cup Games

German Fantasy Sports company Stryking Entertainment is rewarding people with STRYKZ tokens for predicting the right scores of a variety of World Cup games.  All fans have to do is to join the STRYKZ telegram group and post their predictions ahead of selected games. The winner will… Read More

CryptoMillionsLotto: Lottery on Blockchain ICO Pre-Sale Starts Monday

Cryptocurrency lottery CryptoMillionsLotto has announced its pre-sale ICO to commence on Monday (June 8). The offering is being made available to US investors using Reg D 506c. Creators are promoting CML just like any other lottery as participants get to have a chance at a… Read More

SEC Director of CorpFin William Hinman Tells Conference Whether an ICO May Start Life as a Security and Transform Later into Something Else (but Ethereum is not a Security)

Ethereum Not a Security Speaking at the Yahoo Finance conference in San Francisco today, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Director of Corporate Finance William Hinman tackled the topic of morphing initial coin offerings (ICOs) and whether an ICO could start life as a security and… Read More

Crypto Wealth Manager B21 Launches

B21 has launched their “personal wealth manager exclusively for crypto assets.” B21 is described as a mobile-focused platform that allows anyone to build a portfolio of cryptocurrencies currently including Bitcoin, Ethereum, EOS with additions determined by user voting. The App is available in both iOS… Read More

Here is the Preliminary Injuction filed by the SEC Against Titanium Blockchain and their ICO

Yesterday, the Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Enforcement, posted an update on the Titanium Blockchain enforcement action that reviewed the preliminary injunction filed against the firm. A quick review of the update indicated little new pertaining to the SEC’s move to shut down the… Read More