Initial Coin Offerings

Aion Token Project Estimates 18-Month Runway After Bitcoin and Ether Sales

| Leigh Cuen

The Aion Foundation has sold off half of the bitcoin and ether raised in an October 2017 token sale, says its CEO.

Kik Selects Stellar Over Ethereum for Token Launch

| Brady Dale

"One Kin on one blockchain," said CEO Ted Livingston. "That's our vision."

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PwC Is Advising (Not Auditing) Another Stablecoin Project

| Ian Allison

PwC's Hong Kong division is exploring best practices for issuing stablecoins with non-profit Loopring Foundation. Auditing, though, is another matter.

Israeli Startups Raised $600 Million Through ICOs in 2018: Report

| Aditi Hudli

A new report by research firm One Alpha found that, despite a general slowdown in the crypto market, Israeli startups continue raise funds from ICOs.

The Incoming Wave of ICO Regulation (Yes, It’s Coming)

| Alex Sunnarborg

The SEC has not forgotten or overlooked the ICO space, and a wave of regulatory action is coming, believes Alex Sunnarborg.

Global AML Watchdog to Release Crypto Regulations By Next June

| Daniel Palmer

Global money-laundering watchdog, the Financial Action Task Force, has said it will draw up rules for cryptocurrency regulation by next summer.

Media Startup Civil to Issue Refunds as $8 Million Token Sale Fails

| Wolfie Zhao

New York-based blockchain media startup Civil will issue refunds to participants in its token sale, which failed to hit the $8 million minimum.

Crypto Reckoning? Industry Vets Strike Humble Tone in San Francisco

| Leigh Cuen

Many at San Francisco Blockchain Week are warily reflecting on the lessons of the 2017 token boom, the pride that came before the bear-market fall.

North Dakota Securities Regulator Issues Cease and Desists Against 3 ICOs

| Yogita Khatri

North Dakota's securities watchdog is again taking action against ICO projects it alleges are operating illegally in the state.

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United Arab Emirates to Allow ICOs as Corporate Funding Option

| Daniel Palmer

The U.A.E. plans to introduce regulations that would permit initial coin offerings to be used as a means of fundraising for domestic companies.