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- Bitcoin News - 24 May 2022, 11:30 pm
A crypto investor has been arrested after knocking on Do Kwon’s door following the collapse of cryptocurrency terra (LUNA) and stablecoin terrausd (UST). He lost about $2.4 million and is now under investigation by the South Korean police. “I felt like I was going to die,” he said about losing his investments. Investor Under Investigation […]Read More
- Bitcoin News - 24 May 2022, 11:00 pm
PRESS RELEASE. D’CENT Hardware Wallet recently added a new user-focused feature named ‘Exchange’ under the platform’s ‘Discovery’ tab menu, allowing users to exchange multiple network cryptocurrency assets with only a few clicks. Furthermore, users may acquire cryptocurrencies using their credit cards directly from the ‘Buy Cryptocurrency’ tab, thereby bypassing the need for crypto exchanges. Details […]Read More
- Bitcoin News - 24 May 2022, 9:30 pm
During the last few years, cryptocurrencies have been integrated into traditional finance tools like automated teller machines (ATMs), loadable debit cards, point-of-sale devices, and direct payments for all kinds of goods and services. Digital assets have also been added to retirement account offerings issued by financial giants like Fidelity. In recent times, cryptocurrencies can be […]Read More
- Cointelegraph.com News - 24 May 2022, 9:24 pm
The Federal Reserve’s steady interest rate hikes have put stocks and crypto into bear market territory, but analysts worry about what happens if inflation still remains out of the “target range.” As economic conditions continue to worsen, financial experts worldwide are increasingly placing the blame at the feet of the United States Federal Reserve after the central bank was slow to respond to rising inflation early on. Financial markets are currently experiencing their worst stretch of losses in recent history, and it doesn’t appear that there is any relief in sight. May 24 saw the tech-heavy Nasdaq fall another 2%, while Snap, a popular social media company, shed 43.1% of its market cap in trading…Read More
- Cointelegraph.com News - 24 May 2022, 8:45 pm
The survey took place in the EU’s major economic areas such as France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, and the Netherlands. On Tuesday, the European Central Bank, or ECB, published the results of a new survey conducted in six eurozone areas; the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Belgium, France, and Germany. Together, approximately 10% of respondents from the surveyed countries said they own cryptocurrencies. Out of this group, only 6% of respondents said they own digital assets worth more than 30,000 euros. Meanwhile, 37% of respondents said they owned up to 999 euros in crypto.Across all of the countries surveyed, investors in the fifth income quintile (or the wealthiest 20% of the population) consistently had the highest proportion…Read More
- Cointelegraph.com News - 24 May 2022, 8:40 pm
Crumbling tech stock prices, declining DApp use and bearish derivatives data continue to pin ETH price below $2,000. Ether’s (ETH) 12-hour closing price has been respecting a tight $1,910 to $2,150 range for twelve days, but oddly enough, these 13% oscillations have been enough to liquidate an aggregate of $495 million in futures contracts since May 13, according to data from Coinglass.Ether/USD 12-hour price at Kraken. Source: TradingViewThe worsening market conditions were also reflected in digital asset investment products. According to the latest edition of CoinShare’s weekly Digital Asset Fund Flows report, crypto funds and investment products saw a $141 million outflow during the week ending on May 20. In this instance, Bitcoin (BTC) was…Read More
- Cointelegraph.com News - 24 May 2022, 7:57 pm
Blockchain startups building for the Web3 economy have attracted billions of dollars in venture capital funding this year alone. Although Web3 has become a sort of buzzword in the cryptocurrency community, its application and utility extend far beyond the world of blockchain, according to Polkadot (DOT) founder Gavin Wood. In an exclusive interview with Cointelegraph at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, Wood talked about Web3 applications and whether the all-encompassing concept needed to evolve past its current usage. “I don’t think Web3 needs to evolve, really, from its origins too much yet but maybe in the future, it will,” he said before explaining the merits of the technology: “The key takeaway is…Read More
- Bitcoin News - 24 May 2022, 7:30 pm
This week the world has been talking about the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, Switzerland, which started on May 22 and ends on May 26. At the event, Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio spoke about today’s economy, the Federal Reserve, cash, and cryptocurrencies. Dalio noted at the WEF conference that he believes blockchain […]Read More
- Cointelegraph.com News - 24 May 2022, 7:15 pm
Cryptocurrency companies unite to create use cases for Brazil’s CBDC with central bank approval. Brazilian exchange Mercado Bitcoin announced its partnership with the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) on Tuesday. The company said it intends to develop one of the nine projects selected for the LIFT Challenge Real Digital, promoted by the Central Bank of Brazil.The LIFT Challenge Real Digital is a collaborative environment carried out by the Central Bank of Brazil (Bacen), in partnership with the National Federation of Associations of Central Bank Servers (Fenasbac). With the announcement of Stellar’s integration, SDF will join the consortium created by Mercado Bitcoin to develop solutions for Real Digital and which also has CPQD and ClearSale.CEO of Stellar Development…Read More
- Cointelegraph.com News - 24 May 2022, 6:30 pm
Panelists at the World Economic Forum session on crypto’s carbon footprint seem to be seeing FUD galore surrounding the environmental consequences of crypto mining. The need for a clear, balanced concept of the issue was a constant theme at the panel discussion of crypto’s carbon footprint at the 2022 World Economic Forum. There was general agreement that there has been a rush to judgment on the consensus mechanisms of crypto mining and education, and careful policymaking can counteract it.“Crypto tribalism” on social media is an impediment to environmentally sound crypto mining, FTX.US president Brett Harrison said, comparing the situation to politics. “A vocal minority obscures the majority,” he said, while there is a unified effort…Read More
- Bitcoin News - 24 May 2022, 5:30 pm
The City Court of St. Petersburg has recognized a large amount of cryptocurrency handed over by the victim in an extortion case as a means of payment, Russian media reported. The prosecutor’s office in Russia’s second-largest city describes the ruling as a precedent. Two Men Sentenced for Cryptocurrency Extortion in Russia Two Russian citizens have […]Read More
- Bitcoin News - 24 May 2022, 4:00 pm
Crypto markets were down across the board on Tuesday, as bears re-entered the market, following strong gains on Monday. SOL was one of the tokens to fall, as it lost just over 10% of its value. NEAR also slipped by over 10% during the session. Solana (SOL) SOL was one of the most notable tokens […]Read More
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Cryptocurrency News: An initial coin offering (ICO) is the cryptocurrency industry’s equivalent to an initial public offering (IPO). A company looking to raise money to create a new coin, app, or service launches an ICO as a way to raise funds.
Interested investors can buy into the offering and receive a new cryptocurrency token issued by the company. This token may have some utility in using the product or service the company is offering, or it may just represent a stake in the company or project (Cryptocurrency News).
How an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) Works
When a cryptocurrency startup wants to raise money through ICO, it usually creates a whitepaper which outlines what the project is about, the need the project will fulfill upon completion, how much money is needed, how many of the virtual tokens the founders will keep, what type of money will be accepted, and how long the ICO campaign will run for.
During the ICO campaign, enthusiasts and supporters of the project buy some of the project’s tokens with fiat or digital currency. These coins are referred to the buyers as tokens and are similar to shares of a company sold to investors during an IPO (Cryptocurrency News).
If the money raised does not meet the minimum funds required by the firm, the money may be returned to the backers; at this point, the ICO would be deemed unsuccessful. If the funding requirements are met within the specified timeframe, the money raised is used to pursue the goals of the project.
Although ICOs aren’t regulated, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) can intervene. For example, the maker of Telegram raised $1.7 billion in an ICO in 2018 and 2019, but the SEC filed an emergency action and obtained a temporary restraining order due to alleged illegal activity on the part of the development team.1 In March 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a preliminary injunction, and Telegram had to return $1.2 billion to investors and pay a civil penalty of $18.5 million. Cryptocurrency News Blog
Special Considerations (Cryptocurrency News Blog)
Investors looking to buy into ICOs should first familiarize themselves with the cryptocurrency space more broadly. In the case of most ICOs, investors must purchase tokens with pre-existing cryptocurrencies. This means that an ICO investor will need to already have a cryptocurrency wallet set up for a currency like bitcoin or ethereum, as well as having a wallet capable of holding whichever token or currency they want to purchase.
How does one go about finding ICOs in which to participate? There is no recipe for staying abreast of the latest ICOs. The best thing that an interested investor can do is read up about new projects online. ICOs generate a substantial amount of hype, and there are numerous places online in which investors gather to discuss new opportunities. There are dedicated cryptocurrency news sites that aggregate ICOs, allowing investors to discover new ICOs and compare different offerings against one another.
Initial Coin Offering (ICO) vs. Initial Public Offering (IPO)
For traditional companies, there are a few ways of going about raising the funds necessary for development and expansion. A company can start small and grow as its profits allow, remaining beholden only to company owners. However, this also means they may have to wait a long time for funds to build up. Alternately, companies can look to outside investors for early support, providing them a quick influx of cash—but typically coming with the trade-off of giving away a portion of ownership stake. Another method is to go public, earning funds from individual investors by selling shares through an IPO.
While IPOs deal purely with investors, ICOs may deal with supporters that are keen to invest in a new project, much like a crowdfunding event. But ICOs differ from crowdfunding in that the backers of ICOs are motivated by a prospective return on their investments while the funds raised in crowdfunding campaigns are basically donations. For these reasons, ICOs are referred to as “crowd sales.”
ICOs also retain at least two important structural differences from IPOs. First, ICOs are largely unregulated, meaning that government organizations like the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) do not oversee them.3 Secondly, due to their decentralization and lack of regulation, ICOs are much freer in terms of structure than IPOs.
ICOs can be structured in a variety of ways. In some cases, a company sets a specific goal or limit for its funding, which means that each token sold in the ICO has a pre-set price and that the total token supply is static. In other cases, there is a static supply of ICO tokens but a dynamic funding goal—this means that the distribution of tokens to investors will be dependent upon the funds received (i.e., the more total funds received in the ICO, the higher the overall token price).
Still, others have a dynamic token supply which is determined according to the amount of funding received. In these cases, the price of a token is static, but there is no limit to the number of total tokens (save for parameters like ICO length).