Token Sales

CoinList’s Fifth ICO Is a $61 Million Bid to Tokenize All the Assets

1 month ago admin2 Comments Off on CoinList’s Fifth ICO Is a $61 Million Bid to Tokenize All the Assets
The website aiming to be the gold-standard for token sellers has been picking up the pace. Since spinning off from venture capital giant AngelList last October, New York-based CoinList has been able to make a spot on its website a coveted place for serious projects, even in a crowded market for compliant coin offerings. So, on Monday, Read More

Public Company’s ICO Paves the Way for Other Token Sales in Thailand

3 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Public Company’s ICO Paves the Way for Other Token Sales in Thailand
Crowdfunding The first initial coin offering (ICO) by a publicly traded company in Thailand has begun trading on a couple of local exchanges. Meanwhile, the regulators are still drafting the legal framework for cryptocurrencies and token sales. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space First Public Company to Launch ICO The launch of Read More

Corporations Bypassing Korean ICO Regulations With Overseas Subsidiaries

4 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Corporations Bypassing Korean ICO Regulations With Overseas Subsidiaries
Featured Major corporations in South Korea are increasingly establishing cryptocurrency subsidiaries and launching initial coin offerings outside of the country due to prohibitive regulations. They are seeking opportunities in countries like Japan, Switzerland, Singapore, and Gibraltar. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 Cryptocurrencies Regulations Driving Away Businesses An increasing number of corporations Read More

Massachusetts Halts 5 ICOs for Selling Unregistered Securities

5 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Massachusetts Halts 5 ICOs for Selling Unregistered Securities
Massachusetts has ordered the stoppage of five initial coin offerings (ICOs), stating in new orders that the companies behind them were selling unregistered securities. Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin ordered 18moons, Across Platforms, Mattervest, Pink Ribbon and Sparkco to cease their ICO campaigns Tuesday, following investigations into each of the companies. Government officials found Read More

8 Ways Telegram Thinks Its Own ICO Could Go Wrong

5 months ago admin2 Comments Off on 8 Ways Telegram Thinks Its Own ICO Could Go Wrong
If Telegram’s ambitious blockchain project fails, investors can’t say they weren’t warned. Along with the white paper and technical documents, prospective buyers in what could be one of the largest-ever initial coin offerings (ICOs) have received a nine-page memorandum spelling out the risks of buying the tokens. For investors in traditional markets, such a litany of Read More

2017: A Defining Year for Cryptocurrency Regulation

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on 2017: A Defining Year for Cryptocurrency Regulation
In a year of soaring cryptocurrency prices and countless initial coin offerings, it’s perhaps unsurprising that, over the course of 2017, regulators worldwide stepped in to define how they would oversee what had been to date a legally murky environment. From China’s crackdown on exchanges to the SEC’s report on The DAO, 2017 was perhaps Read More

ICOs: The Beauty, the Beast and JFK

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on ICOs: The Beauty, the Beast and JFK
Christine Duhaime is a financial crime attorney and the founder of the Digital Finance Institute, where she advises digital currency companies, and the co-founder of Chatbo, an AML chatbot solution for screening and onboarding. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. All technological advances have a good and a bad Read More

2018 for ICOs: A Quarter-By-Quarter Outlook

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on 2018 for ICOs: A Quarter-By-Quarter Outlook
Emma Channing is the CEO and general counsel of the Satis Group, an investment group focused on blockchain and digital finance. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. As specialists in the ICO market, we assist our clients in optimizing the execution of their ICOs, and understanding the constantly shifting state Read More

Report Warns SAFT May Increase Legal Risk of Token Sales

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Report Warns SAFT May Increase Legal Risk of Token Sales
Far from insulating token issuers against regulatory actions, the proposed SAFT framework may actually increase the risk certain sales run afoul of securities laws, according to a new report out today. If put into practice, the Simple Agreement for Future Tokens (SAFT) structure could misalign incentives, encouraging sophisticated early investors to flip tokens for a Read More