Initial Coin Offering

Why the Marshall Islands Is Doing a Pre-Sale for Its National Cryptocurrency

Revealed at Invest: Asia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands is launching a token pre-sale for its sovereign cryptocurrency, the SOV.

Markets  ·  12 September 2019

A Wannabe Netflix Raised $575 Million on Ethereum – Then Ditched Crypto

From yachting with Selena Gomez to doling out TaTaTu tokens to movie stars, one producer's road to Hollywood was paved with ICO excess.

Business  ·  28 June 2019

NEO Releases Detailed Financials Ahead of Cryptocurrency Relaunch

Many of the companies associated with NEO have proven to be a lucrative boon for token cofounders Erik Zhang and Da Hongfei.

Business  ·  7 June 2019

SEC Slaps ‘Fraudulent’ ICO Founder With $30K Fine, Lifetime Ban

The SEC has issued a cease-and-desist along with a $30,000 penalty to the founder of a token sale it called "fraudulent."

Policy & regulation  ·  14 August 2018

Overstock’s tZero Wraps Up Months-Long Token Sale's token platform subsidiary tZero is officially closing its security token offering (STO) Monday night.

Markets  ·  6 August 2018

Japanese Research Group Calls for ‘Appropriate’ ICO Rules

A research group led by members of Japan's private and public sectors called for ICO regulation and published its recommendations in a report today.

Policy & regulation  ·  5 April 2018

Dutch Finance Minister Calls for ICO Regulations

The finance minister of the Netherlands has called for new regulations around cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings.

Policy & regulation  ·  9 March 2018

Kodak’s Cryptocurrency Is Already Being Presold

The company licensed by Kodak to use its name in conjunction with a new cryptocurrency has already begun pre-selling it ahead of a public initial coin offering (ICO).

Markets  ·  10 January 2018

Crowdfunding Giant Indiegogo Opens to ICOs

Indiegogo is getting into the initial coin offering (ICO) game, seeking to become the "go-to" platform for the emerging market.

Business  ·  12 December 2017

Alleged ICO Fraudster Pleads Not Guilty in New York Court

A New York businessman charged with defrauding investors in two initial coin offerings (ICOs) plead not guilty in court last week.

Policy & regulation  ·  4 December 2017

Germany’s Securities Regulator Warns ICOs Pose ‘Numerous Risks’

Germany's top finance regulator has issued an investor warning on initial coin offerings (ICOs).

Policy & regulation  ·  9 November 2017

New Zealand Regulator: Cryptocurrencies Are Securities

New Zealand's chief financial regulator has published new guidelines for local initial coin offerings (ICOs).

Policy & regulation  ·  1 November 2017

Jaguar-Backed Blockchain Startup Completes $6 Million ICO

Blockchain data startup DOVU has raised roughly $12 million in an initial coin offering (ICO).

Markets  ·  19 October 2017

$257 Million: Filecoin Breaks All-Time Record for ICO Funding

Filecoin's initial coin offering has ended, raising more than $257 million over a weeks-long token sale.

Tech  ·  7 September 2017

$26 Million: Ethereum Microfinance Startup Everex Closes ICO

An ethereum-based microfinance startup has become the latest to close a successful ICO, raising $26 million in ether and bitcoin in its token sale.

Markets  ·  1 September 2017