Browsing the "ICO" Tag

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 ICO Startup Didn’t Die During Crypto Winter. It Has DAI to Thank

| Leigh Cuen

The London-based Monolith just added DAI to its crypto debit card product. But the startup itself has long used DAI to manage its treasury.

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.

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…

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.

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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.