Posts Tagged ‘understanding ICO’

After Marketing 70 ICOs, I’ve Witnessed the Most Common Mistakes. Here They Are.

Starting a small business is challenging whether you’re riding one of the hottest tech trends in Silicon Valley — or not. In the cryptocurrency sector, stories that come to mind include the Telegram ICO raking in over a billion dollars, the ICOs narrowing the funding gap with IPOs and those ridiculous projects that have fooled […]

Will the reverse ICO trend tokenise the world economy?

Now that the market has matured, a new class of ICO has emerged called the ‘Reverse ICO’, which is when an established company ‘tokenise’ their already popular platforms. This means that the new altcoin they create is already connected to a successful platform, with an established user base ready to automatically take up the use […]

Top 6 Most Important Factors To Consider When Reviewing An ICO Token

How do you separate good ICOs from bad ones? How can you judge an ICO? Here are 6 of the most important things to consider while reading the project’s homepage, whitepaper, forum posts, social media posts, and other online content, according to Data Integrity: How the project presents itself online, including the content within the […]

ICO Academy releases a new YouTube Channel

MiRAK, a Norway-based ICO launch and marketing agency has released a new YouTube channel to provide information to the ICO industry. The channel covers many sides of the ICO world, with short and instructive videos. The lectures are mostly done by Dr Karim, CEO at MiRAK. The main purpose of the channel is to provide ICO […]

Six Alternatives to an Initial Coin Offering

Whenever a new musical movement emerges – punk; nu-metal; emo – bands lumped into the genre rush to distance themselves from it. Something similar has happened with ICOs: everyone’s in them, but no one wants to admit to being in them. Instead, we have the spectacle of projects dressing their ICO up as a “token […]

The Seven Pillars of ICO Investing

Crypto Asset Management (CAM) receives around a dozen emails per day from new companies planning on launching crypto tokens to raise capital. CAM, through the various funds and share classes it manages, invests in less than one out of every 100 ICOs that comes across its desk. The company has developed an analytical framework for […]

The ‘Wild West’ of financing: are ICOs the end of venture capital fundraising?

Start-ups today have many options to raise capital, with many needing an infusion of funds to get off the ground. Traditionally, new companies would have looked to venture capital (VC) to raise capital and to help their growth plans. Now, however, companies have a new option: Initial Coin Offering (ICO). Fast-growing technology start-ups are increasingly turning […]

Initial Coin Offerings: The Badlands Between Innovation and Regulation

Regulation is inherently reactive, and is an intrinsic response to innovation. The natural cycle of regulation begins with innovation, which is often misunderstood and foreign to regulators, and is followed by a period of bureaucratic interpretation and finally by enforcement. The SEC is now prepared to aggressively tackle the issues/violations associated with ICOs, hence the […]

How to Successfully Market an ICO in 2018

2018 promises to be a bumper year for ICOs. However, with increased competition and a tightened regulatory environment the line between success and failure of an ICO in 2018 will be even finer. Planning an ICO marketing strategy from Day One is essential and should include the following items: The Website – Your ICO’s Shop […]

What ICO Issuers and Investors Need to Know About Taxes

Much attention has been paid to regulatory issues in connection with token issuances. Less attention has been paid to the potential tax issues that may arise for both issuers and investors. But these issues are just as real. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has not issued any guidance concerning the tax treatment of token issuances. […]