What Is An Initial Exchange Offering (IEO) – IEOs Explained | IEO Benefits | Best Exchanges for IEOs

  An Initial Exchange Offering is a token sale on a cryptocurrency exchange and is exclusively available to the exchange's users. In many ways, IEOs function just like ICOs – a set amount of tokens is available for sale at a fixed price, and there is usually minimum and maximum contribution limits set per user. An IEO is rolled out by a crypto...
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The Smartdrop Model

How To Bootstrap Dapps and Protocols Without An ICO Authors: David A. Johnston, Mark Thorsen, Henry Liu, Erik Kuebler & Grace Torrellas Technical Reviewers: Kyle Samani, Tushar Jain, & Nathan Johnston Abstract This paper proposes best practices for "Smartdrops", as a means of fast-tracking community growth, raising brand awareness and incen...
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Analysing ICOS and Doing Your Own Research

Many things have shaken the cryptocurrency world between the event of Bitcoin mooning (growing in value exponentially) and Bitconnect scamming thousands of people to the tune of 2.6 billion dollars. Market sentiment is erratic, nearing scepticism while scam ICOS create havoc and make investors even more nervous and tense about participating. As a g...
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Why Bitcoin, Ethereum and the Entire Crypto Market Are Down in Value

The way I see it, investors in 2017 — and specifically in Q4 — wanted to buy Bitcoin ( BTC) and Ethereum ( ETH ) for the sole purpose of exchanging it for specific ICO tokens they wanted to invest in. The buyers of Bitcoin and Ethereum did not want to own Bitcoin or Ethereum. They wanted to buy the newly issued initial coin offering ( ICO ) tokens,...
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Zhao: Binance Chain to Be Ready in “Months,” Enabling Projects to Issue Tokens

  Some of Asia's most wealthy people have gathered in Singapore today to learn about blockchain technology and crypto from the planet's most influential thought leaders in the space. Amongst those presenting at Forbes Asia's "Decrypting Blockchain for Business" event was Binance's Changpeng Zhao and BTCC's Bobby Lee. Interest in Blockchain Rem...
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Venture Capital Firms Rush into Blockchain, Investing Way More Than in 2017: Diar Study

 Now that ICOs are becoming less popular, according to some experts, venture capitalists keep investing in Blockchain-oriented companies — funding them directly, a new Diar report claims. Boost of 'business angels' investment A recent report by Diar says that almost $4 bln of VC investment came to Blockchain startups during Q1-Q3 of 2018. Appa...
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JPMorgan Files Patent to Use Blockchain to Issue ICO Tokens

Increasing regulatory oversight in the shifting landscape of cryptocurrencies has introduced a new set of security token markets enabling institutions to join the sector. On July 19, 2018, JPMorgan filed a patent to issue asset-backed tokens on a distributed ledger x Distributed Ledger A digital record of transactions that is maintained by a group ...
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Five of the biggest venture capital firms investing in blockchain

 Venture capital firms aren't well known for their business with blockchain, but this is slowly changing with more and more firms looking into investing in blockchain-related funds. In this, we explore five of the notable VC firms who are diving into the world of cryptocurrency. Venture Capital (VC) firms have not been as quick as other organi...
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US Ranks as ‘Most Favorable’ Country for ICOs in Recent Report

  The U.S., Switzerland, and Singapore were ranked as the top three "most favorable" countries for Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) in a recent report, according to a press release the researchers shared with Cointelegraph July 14. Analysts associated with the Crypto Finance Conference compiled the research based on publicly available data of the ...
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Top Swiss Stock Exchange Says It Is ‘Open’ to Offering Crypto Trading on Its Platform

  SIX Group, the parent company of Switzerland's principal stock exchange, has revealed that it is "open" to the possibility of offering cryptocurrency trading services on its digital trading platform. The platform, still in development, is set to launch by mid-2019, SIX Group's spokesman told the Swissinfo news outlet in an interview July 15....
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