Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. What separates a real-deal token from a scam? A new wave of tech enthusiasts is asking that question as tokens rack up big gains and take over market discussions. And it's certainly not one with an easy...
The companies behind three blockchain platforms have unveiled a new advocacy group centered around interoperability between disparate networks. Dubbed the Blockchain Interoperability Alliance, the effort is being backed by Aion, ICON and Wanchain in a bid to advance standards that would, as envisioned, promote a greater degree of connectivity between different blockchains. "We...
Ethereum-based startup Confido, a little-known project that recently raised $374,000 in an ICO from investors in exchange for CFD tokens, has seemingly vanished from the internet, as all its social media profiles and website have been taken down. Investors are now looking into the situation, which points to a potential exit...
A Mt Gox initial coin offering (ICO)? It's not unthinkable, according to the defunct bitcoin exchange's controversial CEO. In a blog post published yesterday, Mark Karpeles detailed possible avenues for reviving Mt Gox, the once-dominant Japanese bitcoin exchange that collapsed amid allegations of fraud and mismanagement in early 2014. Hundreds of millions...
Dutch financial regulator, the Netherlands Authority for Financial Markets (AFM) has warned investors about the risks in the market for new digital currencies, including those issued through initial coin offerings (ICO). The regulator claimed that investors should be wary of the promises of high returns from ICOs, as well as the...
European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) issued two same-day warnings concerning initial coin offerings (ICO) on 13 November after the preceding weekend was witness to dramatic swings in prices and volatility. One release is geared toward investors and the other is aimed at participating firms. ESMA Warns ICO Investors In what might...
Blockchain development startup HCash has closed its initial coin offering (ICO), raising nearly AUD$53 million in the process – the largest ICO to date in Australia. In an announcement today, Melbourne-based HCash revealed details of its ICO fundraising wherein the startup raised 21,000 Bitcoins in a round between June 28...
They didn't take questions from the audience, nor did they say much, but many people in the crowd were amazed that Kathleen and Arthur Breitman took the stage at all. In their first public appearance since a flurry of news stories documenting the internal power struggles impacting their blockchain project, Tezos, the married couple...
Blockchain firm Bloq has announced the creation of Metronome, a cross-blockchain cryptocurrency that will be issued through an initial coin offering (ICO). As reported by Bloomberg, Bloq intends to unveil Metronome today at the Las Vegas Money 20/20 conference. The project is being developed by Bloq chief executive Jeff Garzik, a former...
Look I am enthusiastic as anyone when it comes to Blockchain, crypto currencies and yes ICOs. I have done my own ICO, worked on several others and have created a new token launch platform. But here is the thing There are many ICOs that could be open to retrospective investigations by regulators and the authorities because...