Initial Coin Offerings

stars, universe

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

| Leigh Cuen

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

gold, nugget

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

| Leigh Cuen

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

| David Pan

The U.S. SEC has charged the CEO of an online adult entertainment marketplace with running a fraudulent initial coin offering scheme.

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

| Leigh Cuen

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

| Leigh Cuen

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

Former Partner Sues Israeli Blockchain Firm for Breach of Contract

| William Foxley

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?

| Leigh Cuen

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…

Kik vs SEC – The Lawyers Speak

| Bailey Reutzel and Evan Engel

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…

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

| Daniel Palmer

Telegram's gram token, previously sold to accredited investors in one of the biggest-ever ICOs, is to be offered to the public via a third party firm.

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

| Leigh Cuen and Wolfie Zhao

Polkadot’s bid for unicorn status has hit a snag, with three Chinese funds buying into the token sale at valuations below $1 billion.