Initial Coin Offerings

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.

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

| Yogita Khatri

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

| Leigh Cuen

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

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Ocean Tries New Token Sale After CoinList Offering Misses Target

| Brady Dale

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

| Wolfie Zhao

Crypto exchange Gate.io has raised $64 million in seven days for its exchange cryptocurrency that is yet to be launched on a blockchain.

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

| Yogita Khatri

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

Crypto Startup TokenPay Buys Equity Stake in Heidi Klum Lingerie Maker

| Leigh Cuen

TokenPay is turning ICO proceeds into equity investments, this time with a stake in lingerie company Naked Brand Group.

Bittrex Exchange Nixes RAID Token Sale at 11th Hour

| Anna Baydakova

Bittrex has canceled a $6 million "initial exchange offering" by a crypto project called RAID hours before launch.