Tag Archives: ICO’s

Scrap the White Paper: How to Evaluate Tokens and Blockchains

Scrap the White Paper: How to Evaluate Tokens and Blockchains

If you have spent any time in the cryptocurrency sector, or looking into initial coin offerings (ICOs), you know that the process revolves around “the white paper.” This is a document that lays out facts about the blockchain, protocol, or distributed application (dapp) that is being built, and describes how the tokens will work. Sometimes […]

Are Tokens Like Gold? Attorneys Ask Tough Questions on ICOs

Are Tokens Like Gold? Attorneys Ask Tough Questions on ICOs

It’s unusual for panels to get heated, but that’s just what happened during a discussion on securities law and the Simple Agreement for Future Tokens (SAFT) on Tuesday. Called “Structuring Legally Compliant Token Sales,” the panel took place at the Cardozo School of Law, at Yeshiva University in Manhattan. There, much of the conversation centered […]

Survey: Institutional Traders Are Split on Bitcoin’s Price, Wary of ICOs

Survey: Institutional Traders Are Split on Bitcoin’s Price, Wary of ICOs

A plurality of respondents to a new survey from brokerage firm Triad Securities said they believe bitcoin is in a bubble that’s primed to crash. The survey was conducted earlier this month by New York-based Triad as well as Datatrek Research, garnering responses from 317 institutional traders. Of those, just over half work for buy-side […]

Russian Central Bank Official: ICOs Have ‘Huge Potential’

Russian Central Bank Official: ICOs Have ‘Huge Potential’

A senior official at Russia’s central bank said earlier today that he believes initial coin offerings (ICOs) could drive funding opportunities for startups. According to the state-owned news service TASS, Bank of Russia first deputy chairman Sergei Shvetsov said that the central bank would “support the development” of the blockchain funding model. It’s a notable development, given […]

‘Young’ ICOs: Nasdaq Exec Says Exchange Still the Place to Raise Capita

‘Young’ ICOs: Nasdaq Exec Says Exchange Still the Place to Raise Capita

A Nasdaq executive has argued that the initial coin offering (ICO) markets are still immature and that the stock exchange is still the best place for a company to raise money. Talking to CNBC during the Web Summit tech conference in Lisbon yesterday, Nasdaq vice chairman Bruce Aust said the ICO funding method is still “very young” and in its […]

Crypto venture firm Blockchain Capital is raising $150 million for two funds

Crypto venture firm Blockchain Capital is raising $150 million for two funds

According to SEC filings this week, the firm has raised about $85 million combined for the two funds. One of the funds — Blockchain Capital Parallel Fund IV — only accepts contributions in cryptocurrencies, according to a source familiar with the firm. Blockchain Capital has invested in 42 companies in the past three years, according […]

Industry Executives Think a Bitcoin ETF Is on Its Way

Industry Executives Think a Bitcoin ETF Is on Its Way

Bitcoin exchange-traded funds are coming, helped by the emergence of derivatives on the digital currency, according to industry executives. Don Wilson, founder of Chicago-based trading powerhouse DRW Holdings LLC, said on a panel at the Futures Industry Association annual conference in Chicago that it seemed obvious that futures and options will lead to an ETF. […]