Browsing the "ICO" Tag

Wala Was Africa’s Perfect Crypto Success Story – Until It Collapsed

| Leigh Cuen

Wala went from serving customers in Uganda to shuttering its payments app. Here's what sources say happened.

film, camera

A Wannabe Netflix Raised $575 Million on Ethereum – Then Ditched Crypto

| Leigh Cuen

From yachting with Selena Gomez to doling out TaTaTu tokens to movie stars, one producer's road to Hollywood was paved with ICO excess.

NEO Releases Detailed Financials Ahead of Cryptocurrency Relaunch

| Leigh Cuen

Many of the companies associated with NEO have proven to be a lucrative boon for token cofounders Erik Zhang and Da Hongfei.

$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.

John McAfee Says He Is Launching His Own ‘Freedom’ Cryptocurrency

| Daniel Kuhn

Like Seinfeld, the McAfee Freedom Coin is a token about nothing.

Banks Can’t Snub Crypto Startups Thanks to France’s New Blockchain Law

| Ian Allison

France's wide-ranging new blockchain law aims to solve a longstanding problem for crypto startups: banking, or lack thereof.

Police Freeze Accounts, Seize Luxury Cars in Probe of ICO Promoter Vanbex

| Marc Hochstein

Canadian police have frozen assets of the founders of Vanbex, as part of a fraud probe into the firm's $22 million ICO.

Security Token Startup Templum Shifts to Private Blockchains

| Ian Allison

Security token specialist Templum is shifting from public to private blockchains through a new partnership with enterprise vendor Symbiont.

From Mar-a-Lago to Coinbase, Dubious Claims Follow Doc.com Token Sales

| Leigh Cuen

A CoinDesk investigation reveals that health startup Doc.com has used overstated claims to gin up investor demand.

newspaper, headlines

Employees Say Startup Civil Hyped Crypto Returns, But Failed to Pay

| Leigh Cuen

Civil was supposed to create a more transparent and democratic model for journalism, but so far, journalists working on its platform have yet to…