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Company raises $347K ICO, vanishes

A company called Confido raised a small ICO by selling special CFD designed to allow “safe and trustless cryptocurrency payments. According to ICODrops they raised their goal of about $400,000 a

Coin offerings using celebrity glitter may not be golden, SEC warns

A slew of media stars have hitched their stars to various virtual currencies, lending their social media outreach and luster to projects that have seemed less than golden. Now the SEC is warning celeb

Build your own token sale with CoinLaunch’s CoinCreator

Building a token sale is at once quite simple and quite complex. A number of issues crop up immediately, including, but not limited to, the need for an expensive team of lawyers, marketers, social med

Crunch Report | Using SpaceX Spaceships to Travel on Earth

Elon Musk plans to use SpaceX spaceships for travel on Earth, Apple has quietly acquired Regaind and South Korea decides to ban ICOs. All this on Crunch Report.

Some VCs want to jump into ICOs, but a host of challenges remain

Venture capitalists are in a pickle. Companies have raised more than $1.7 billion through initial coin offerings, or ICOs, this year by selling their own customized virtual currencies. For the compani

How to run a token sale

Seed funding is drying up. Accelerators are scrambling for revenue. Things are changing drastically in the startup ecosystem. So how do you raise money when your product needs more than some Django co

21.co announces a token system to get people to join its paid messaging network

Today at Disrupt, 21.co CEO and co-founder Balaji Srinivasan outlined his company’s unusual evolution and announced the launch of a new system for kickstarting the site’s user base by incentivizin

YC wants to let people invest in its startups through the blockchain

ICOs -- or initial coin offerings -- are emerging as a route for startups to raise money from a wide pool of investors through cryptocurrency networks. Speaking at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in

How NOT to invest in ICOs

The early days of ICOs are even more speculative than the dot-com bubble, and Google ads clearly aren’t your friend.

The early days of ICOs are even more speculative than the dot-com bubble

So... let's talk about initial coin offerings. The buzziest buzz in certain corners of the entrepreneurial ecosystem these days, ICOs were the talk of the town at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017.

SEC shows support for ICOs that are not obviously securities

The SEC appears to have taken very thoughtful action on two crypto projects to date. Nay-sayers are predicting the end, while proponents of crypto dismiss the actions. Here's a quick analysis of what

China’s ICO ban makes more sense in light of its history with fintech

Nik Milanovic Contributor Share on Twitter Nik Milanovic is a fintech and financial inclusion enthusiast, with a decade of work across mobile payments, online lending, credit and microfinance. The opi

UK regulator says ICO investors should be ‘prepared to lose your entire stake’

The UK’s markets regulator has added its voice to warning calls from across the world around the dangers of ICO investing. ICOs, also known as token sales, have brought in an estimated $1.7 bill

Crunch Report | China’s Central Bank Puts a Ban on ICOs

China's central bank puts a ban on ICOs, the next generation of the Lily drone is here, WhatsApp for Business is launching and Alphabet creates a new holding company to complete 2015 corporate reorgan

Equity podcast: The Uber saga, delayed IPOs and just what is an ICO?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a social experiment regarding how many acronyms an audience can endure before passing out. Each week we dive into the world of venture capital, looking to understand

Crunch Report | Postmates delivers a personnel shift

The first ICO unicorns have arrived, the Nest Thermostat E is a new cheaper, simpler thermostat, Postmates laid off all its city managers yesterday and the latest SanDisk microSD card can now hold 400

Chat app Kik to raise $125M through an ICO in September

Messaging app company Kik has revealed that it plans to raise $125 million via its ICO. The company first announced the plan to hold a token sale in May, taking advantage of a rush of investment based

We don’t want a Balkanized Internet, says brexiting UK

The UK government has warned of the risks of the Internet being 'Balkanzied' by the application of different rules in different geographies, suggesting that data localization efforts could throttle co

Enigma will refund ICO investors who lost $500,000 to scammers

Enigma, the investment platform that is preparing for an ICO next month, confirmed today that it will refund members of its community who lost money after a scammer compromised its social accounts. Ar

This European country may hold an ICO and issue its own cryptocurrency

We’ve officially hit peak ICO. Estonia, a small country in Northern Europe, just floated the idea of potentially raising money by issuing a token called “estcoins“. So why Estonia? T
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