Posts Tagged ‘understanding ICO’

Long-term Rental Platform Rentberry’s Rollercoaster ICO

In February Rentberry raised $30 million in what is, to date, the largest PropTech ICO. The Rentberry tokens are already being used on the platform. For this reason, they have a utility value. But, the liquidity and market-based pricing that is a selling point for many to raise money through ICOs can cause the initially limited […]

SEC Crackdown On Cryptocurrency ICOs Expands. Here’s What To Know

The US SEC, which conducts oversight of the country’s stock and options exchanges as well as the securities industry as a whole, has increasingly been cracking down with severity on fraudulent ICOs, for violating securities laws. If you are considering investing in an ICO, it’s a good time to become more familiar with what the […]

Yes, your ICO needs a strong marketing plan to stand out from the crypto clutter

Despite incredible and revolutionary ideas, building a startup is never easy, especially in a technological landscape that not many people understand. Nevertheless, people still try—which means investors are weary from skimming through hundreds, if not thousands, of ICOs. They know very well that not all of these projects would have the best intentions, and of […]

Lawyer’s Guide to Understanding The Legal Risks of ICOs

Where there are profits to be won, lost or stolen, then governments and their rules, regulations, and laws surely follow. So it is with cryptocurrency and ICOs. It is important that you do your homework in this cryptocurrency world. It may seem relatively straightforward, but this new area of law can be quite complex. Read more

After The ICO: Q&A With Oleg Seydak, CEO Blackmoon Crypto

Blackmoon Crypto is a Fintech blockchain-based company that raised $30 million during its ICO in September 2017. The company lets its users create, promote, develop and manage investment funds while covering all aspects of technology and infrastructure from legal compliance to corporate structuring. From June 2015 to July 2017, Blackmoon processed more than $100 million in […]

Utility or Security Token: Choosing Between ICO Coins

Not all tokens being developed off the Blockchain need to be of a nature that leads them to being classed as securities. There are a few other types of tokens that can be built off the Blockchain, including utility tokens. While there are more than just two types of tokens, including equity, work, share-like and asset-backed, […]

What Should Be in an ICO White Paper? Expert Take

Buyers of ICO tokens—whether they are investors seeking to profit or technology users seeking to support and participate in an innovative product— expect some disclosures in order to make a purchase in an informed manner. According to Chris Brummer, a Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center and Director of the school’s Institute of International Economic […]

Five key points to consider when launching an ICO

In 2018, Playkey successfully completed their ICO campaign, raising $10.5M in the process. According to Egor Gurjev, CEO at Playkey,  five key points to consider when launching an ICO are as follows: Treat your ICO as you would if you were raising capital via the traditional routes such as private or public funding. Clearly identify a […]

ICO Security Playbook: 5 Steps to Ensure Best Practice

ICOs are a highly effective tool for startups seeking to maintain control of their businesses but are not risk-free and omnipotent. To ensure success, you should always adhere to best security practices: Audit Your Underlying Smart Contracts Listen to Community Concerns and Resolve Them Implement Robust Policies to Detect Phishers Provide Strong Security for Your […]

What to Look for in ICO Terms and Conditions

Terms and conditions (or T&Cs) are an essential part of the makeup of an ICO. With all the ICO hype, “white paper” has become a household term, boldly presented at the top of the ICO landing page. The terms and conditions, however, are typically a link at the bottom of the ICO’s website, and investors […]