initial coin offerings

How to Turn a $17 Million ICO Into $104 Million: The Cosmos Story

The startups building Cosmos don't own it or rely solely on it for income. And that's the point.

‘Gold-Backed’ Crypto Token’s Promoter Investigated by Florida Regulators

Karatbars, issuer of a purportedly gold-backed crypto token, is under investigation by Florida regulators over links to a Miami “crypto bank.”

SEC Charges Adult Entertainment Token Platform With 2017 ICO Fraud

The U.S. SEC has charged the CEO of an online adult entertainment marketplace with running a fraudulent initial coin offering scheme.
Jeffrey Epstein’s bitcoin intrigue deserves scrutiny at MIT

Jeffrey Epstein’s bitcoin intrigue deserves scrutiny at MIT

Joichi Ito, director of MIT's Media Lab, resigned after The New Yorker published an investigation into his attempts to conceal contributions from Jeffrey Epstein.

How Celsius Turned Its Crypto ICO Into a Billion-Dollar Lending Business

Lending startup Celsius went from a $50 million token sale to $1 billion in crypto deposits.

This Crypto Is Worth Less Than 1 Cent. VCs Are Betting Millions on Its Future

This healthcare startup is still growing, and attracting investment, long after raising $7.2 million in a 2017 token sale.

Co-Founder Sues Israeli Blockchain Firm for Breach of Contract

An Israeli ICO company is facing a multi-million dollar lawsuit following a founding partner's ejection from the firm.

Bancor Raised $153 Million and Found Actual Users. Why Did Its Price Tank?

Bancor raised $153 million as one of the top initial coin offerings of 2017. With its BNT token trading near all-time lows, here's an update on the project.

Kik vs SEC – The Lawyers Speak

The SEC's complaint against Kik, after it raised $100 million in an ICO, seemed pretty brutal, but not so fast, we're only hearing one side of the story. Watch more here as three lawyers discuss the

Kik vs SEC: The Lawyers Speak

The SEC's complaint against Kik, after it raised $100 million in an ICO, seemed pretty brutal, but not so fast, we're only hearing one side of the story. Watch more here as three lawyers discuss the

Messaging Giant Telegram’s ICO Token Is at Last Going on Public Sale

Telegram's gram token, previously sold to accredited investors in one of the biggest-ever ICOs, is at last to be offered to the public.

$1 Billion Valuation May Elude Ethereum Co-Founder’s New Blockchain Polkadot

Polkadot’s bid for unicorn status has hit a snag, with three Chinese funds buying into the token sale at valuations below $1 billion.
SEC Sues Messaging App Kik Over $100 Million Initial Coin Offering

SEC Sues Messaging App Kik Over $100 Million Initial Coin Offering

The Securities and Exchange Commission is suing anonymity-focused, Canada-based messaging service Kik Interactive, claiming the company’s Hail Mary pivot to raising money via a cryptocurrency sale in

The 8 Biggest Bombshells From the SEC’s Kik ICO Lawsuit

In a complaint filed Tuesday, the SEC laid out where Kik allegedly ran afoul of U.S. securities law with its $98 million ICO in 2017. It also revealed a lot more.

Bitfinex’s Private Token Sale Raised $1 Billion in 10 Days, Exec Says

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex raised $1 billion via a sale of its exchange token LEO in just 10 days, according to the firm's CTO.

Binance, OKEx and KuCoin Are Using IEOs to Command the Spotlight

So far, initial exchange offerings are the hottest token fundraising trend of 2019.

Data Market Ocean Tries New Token Sale After CoinList Offering Misses Target

After a token sale on CoinList failed to reach its target, data marketplace Ocean is trying again on crypto exchange Bittrex International.

Gate.io Raises $64 Million for Launch of New Exchange Cryptocurrency

Crypto exchange Gate.io has raised $64 million in seven days for its exchange cryptocurrency that is yet to be launched on a blockchain.
China Considers Ban on Cryptocurrency Mining Because It's a Stupid Waste of Energy

China Considers Ban on Cryptocurrency Mining Because It's a Stupid Waste of Energy

Regulators in China are considering a ban on cryptocurrency mining as an “undesirable” economic activity, according to a government document released Monday. Read more...

Swiss Watchdog Rules Crypto Miner’s ICO ‘Seriously Violated’ Laws

Switzerland's finance regulator has found that crypto mining firm Envion's $90 million ICO took deposits from investors unlawfully.