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The ICO immaturity problem

The ICO immaturity problem

I’ve been following “startups” – I define startups as small businesses with a global scale – for almost two decades. In that time I’ve watched them morph from unfunded pet projects by random geniuses

Gibraltar Will Take Market-Driven Approach to ICO Rules

Top officials say Gibraltar will let the market determine what 'good' ICOs look like, and hinted that crypto investment fund regulation is to come.
The Biggest ICO Yet Just Kicked Off, and It's Not Like Any Other Cryptocurrency You've Heard About

The Biggest ICO Yet Just Kicked Off, and It's Not Like Any Other Cryptocurrency You've Heard About

A lot of initial coin offerings are criticized as cynical cash grabs. Now an entire country may be trying to get a piece of that action.

Actor Steven Seagal Endorses Questionable 'Bitcoiin' ICO

Action film star Steven Seagal has become the brand ambassador for a controversial cryptocurrency ahead of an initial coin offering (ICO).
Auctus is bringing blockchain tech to the $36 trillion retirement plan market

Auctus is bringing blockchain tech to the $36 trillion retirement plan market

Retirement planning is not the sexiest topic in the world, but we all have to think about it at some point. And it is a significant business. Depending on which research firm you quote, we’re talking
Atari Is Launching a Cryptocurrency Because That's Just What a Company Like Atari Does Now

Atari Is Launching a Cryptocurrency Because That's Just What a Company Like Atari Does Now

Lately, it’s seemed like Atari has been putting it’s focus on two big strategies: crowdfunding and promoting products that don’t exist. So, it makes perfect sense that it’s reportedly getting into the
Atari Is Launching a Cryptocurrency Because That's Just What a Company Like Atari Does Now

Atari Is Launching a Cryptocurrency Because That's Just What a Company Like Atari Does Now

Lately, it’s seemed like Atari has been putting it’s focus on two big strategies: crowdfunding and promoting products that don’t exist. So, it makes perfect sense that it’s reportedly getting into the
People are already flipping the Telegram ICO for millions, even though it’s not on sale yet

People are already flipping the Telegram ICO for millions, even though it’s not on sale yet

The world of initial coin offerings (ICOs) is attracting so much interest that some investors are able to double their money—on paper—before an offering has…

Petition Calls for SEC to Allow for ICO Remediation

Templum and Liquid M have called on the SEC to allow token issuers to remediate their offerings given previous lack of regulatory guidance.
Secret sword discovered in ‘Shadow of the Colossus’ remake

Secret sword discovered in ‘Shadow of the Colossus’ remake

Players have discovered a secret sword hidden in Bluepoint's Shadow of the Colossus remake for PlayStation 4. The sword wasn't present in the original PlayStation 2 version of the game. The post
Cryptojacking attack hits ~4,000 websites, including UK’s data watchdog

Cryptojacking attack hits ~4,000 websites, including UK’s data watchdog

An attacker injected a crypto mining script into a web plugin’s JavaScript library, and some 4,000 websites — a large number of them taxpayer funded — were co-opted into illegal crypto mining… oopsie…

China Fintech Watchdog to Step Up ICO Oversight

China's National Internet Finance Association said it will normalize efforts in overseeing ICOs in its 2018 agenda.
The US senate just learned what bitcoiners mean by “hodl”

The US senate just learned what bitcoiners mean by “hodl”

At a hearing today on cryptocurrency regulation, it was up to J. Christopher Giancarlo, head of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), to explain…
Fusion raises $50 million in under 24 hours to create a token ecosystem

Fusion raises $50 million in under 24 hours to create a token ecosystem

EXCLUSIVE: When the values of primary cryptocurrencies fall, it’s easy to assume ICOs and token generation events will be affected, too. Proving that this is not necessarily the case, Fusion has
Ubiquicoin’s two-coin structure seeks to solve cryptocurrency volatility

Ubiquicoin’s two-coin structure seeks to solve cryptocurrency volatility

EXCLUSIVE: Cryptocurrencies are hot right now, but the market is also extremely volatile. Price fluctations are a major concern, as are issues with transaction times and a lack of real strategic
ProBeat: Facebook’s Bitcoin ban is baffling

ProBeat: Facebook’s Bitcoin ban is baffling

OPINION: Facebook banned Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies this week in an advertising announcement. The move was necessary (many ads on the social network really are peddling snake oil), but it was
Digital minister’s app lands on data watchdog’s radar after privacy cock-up

Digital minister’s app lands on data watchdog’s radar after privacy cock-up

The Matt Hancock app, which launched this week and quickly ran into a storm of criticism for displaying an unfortunately lax attitude to privacy, has caught the attention of the UK’s data watchdog.

Bee Token ICO Stung by $1 Million Phishing Scam

Due to a phishing scam, investors in the Bee Token ICO have actually sent nearly $1 million to malicious actors instead.

Bitcoin, Blockchain, and the Trouble with ICOs

WIRED’s new columnist Joi Ito on the many things that could go wrong with cryptocurrencies.
Startup Founders Say Securing Funding Has Never Been Easier

Startup Founders Say Securing Funding Has Never Been Easier

They are having difficulty finding qualified employees, however.