Tag Archives: ICOs

Many ICOs are fraud, according to Ethereum co-founder and Ripple CEO

For example, investors have sued the organizers of the ICO for a company called Tezos that raised over $230 million. Reuters reported two lawsuits have been filed — the most recent one was filed this week and alleged that Tezos’ organizers broke U.S. securities laws and defrauded and misled participants during the token sale, according […]

Can ICOs by Mainstream Companies Lead to Cryptocurrency Mass Adoption?

Antonio Madeira · November 16, 2017 · 10:00 pm Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are a new crowdfunding phenomenon that is making waves both in and outside of the cryptocurrency space. A recent report by Deloitte estimate that over 26,000 Blockchain Projects got started in 2016 and other estimates also put ICO funding near the $1 […]

Can ICOs by Mainstream Companies Lead to Cryptocurrency Mass Adoption?

Antonio Madeira · November 16, 2017 · 10:00 pm Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are a new crowdfunding phenomenon that is making waves both in and outside of the cryptocurrency space. A recent report by Deloitte estimate that over 26,000 Blockchain Projects got started in 2016 and other estimates also put ICO funding near the $1 […]

Ethereum Co-Founder Lubin Says ICOs Aren’t Going Anywhere

Ethereum co-creator Joseph Lubin said there’s certainly “irrational exuberance” in the ongoing ICO craze. Yet Lubin was also optimistic, arguing ICOs are so promising that they are here to stay. Lubin Notes Cons and Pros of ICO Mania In a November 9 interview with CNBC, Ethereum’s co-founding developer Joseph Lubin mused on the status of […]

Will rules and regs sober up startups buzzed on cryptocurrency ICOs?

Initial Coin Offerings are one of those disruptive technologies filed under crazy enough to work. And how — entrepreneurs launch new cryptocurrencies and sell them for existing cryptocurrencies (like bitcoin) to buyers betting the new currency will appreciate. Does this sound like a safe space for scam artists? Regulators seem to think so, and they are increasingly […]

ICOs: Cryptocurrency ‘pump and dump’ scams organised on Telegram

The scams used by the ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ in stock markets have now found their way into cryptocurrency markets. Business Insider/Samantha Lee/Paramount Pictures Traders “pump and dump” small cryptocurrencies to artificially inflate the price in the hope of making a quick profit at the expense of other investors. Business Insider observed five apparent “pump […]

ICOs: Cryptocurrency ‘pump and dump’ scams organised on Telegram

The scams used by the ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ in stock markets have now found their way into cryptocurrency markets. Business Insider/Samantha Lee/Paramount Pictures Traders “pump and dump” small cryptocurrencies to artificially inflate the price in the hope of making a quick profit at the expense of other investors. Business Insider observed five apparent “pump […]

As bitcoin soars and ICOs spread, advisors urge caution

It’s been a wild ride for bitcoin investors in the last week. The news that the CME Group would launch a futures contract on the first and most highly valued cryptocurrency in the market sent the price of each bitcoin flying to a record high of $7,879 last week — more than 10 times its […]

Ethereum to ICOs: You’re Doing It Wrong

“Grotesque” might not be the word you’d think ethereum developers would ascribe to the ICO environment. But that’s exactly how some of the platform’s ardent supporters described the current state of affairs. At Devcon3 in Cancun, Mexico, last week, developers were decidedly unenthusiastic when approached for thoughts about the new funding method, some going so far […]

ICOs will mark a ‘huge paradigm,’ Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin says

There is “irrational exuberance” in the initial coin offering (ICO) market and it’s a technology that’s here to stay, the co-founder of Ethereum said Wednesday. Joseph Lubin told CNBC said while there is a lot of excitement around ICOs, the long-term potential of the “profoundly powerful” technology is huge. “There’s certainly some irrational exuberance in […]

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