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Most successful ICOs

Most successful ICOs

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are increasingly becoming the most preferred route for the blockchain-cryptocurrency start-ups to raise fund. A start-up creates a whitepaper describing their business plan and technology, carries out online marketing, uses a popular platform such as Ethereum or Waves, and raises fund for their development effort in public sale. Investors buying crypto tokens effectively get a stake in the project, quite like Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), however, ICOs aren’t conducted in a regulated environment. The first ICO was in 2014, for Ethereum project, while, for the first time in the history of ICOs, start-ups in June 2017 raised more funds through ICOs than traditional venture capital (VC) funding. There are many cryptocurrencies in the market, and there have been many ICOs. However, not all tokens have become as famous as Bitcoin or Ethereum. Success of an ICO can be measured by the funds raised during the public...

Initial Coin Offering (ICO): An overview

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are increasingly becoming important fund-raising means for cryptocurrency and blockchain projects. The first ICO was in 2014, for Ethereum project, which had raised US $ 18 million. In June 2017, for the first time in the history of blockchain entrepreneurship, blockchain and cryptocurrency entrepreneurs raised more money through ICOs than traditional venture capital (VC) investment. While ICOs do offer a stake of the project to public, and are like Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) in that aspect, there are crucial differences over what an ICO is, how the investors and the entrepreneurs benefit from it, the risks, and method of conducting an ICO. What is an ICO? ICO is an unregulated means of raising funds for a new blockchain-cryptocurrency venture. Start-ups increasingly use it to raise funds for the development of their product or service, without having to go through the rigorous process of raising funds from VCs or...

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