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How Much Does It Cost To Conduct An ICO?

Driven by a common misconception that ICOs are an inexpensive endeavor to be engaged in, a lot of founders find themselves dealing with immense bills that they have not anticipated while launching an ICO. Ivan Aleksandrov, the CEO of Memorandum Capital, an investment company focused on ICOs and investing in blockchain-based assets, dwells into real costs of ICOs and all the expenses of the preparation for private- and public-sale. My clients very often address me with questions with regard to ICOs and how much they cost, being disillusioned about all the specifics and characteristics of the entire process. The ICO market is currently undergoing crisis, so I will describe the process of holding an ICO based on the market realms as of August, 2018. The first part of the article will outline ...

What’s Next On The ICO Market?

With the ICO model undergoing crisis these days, many wonder what it is to expect in regards to its development and future in general. Ivan Aleksandrov, the CEO of Memorandum Capital, an investment company focused on ICOs and investing in blockchain-based assets, outlines 3 trends that will not only resolve the crisis but will also contribute to its advancement. I am often being asked about what is going to happen to the ICO market and how it is going to evolve in the future. It is commonly agreed that it is currently experiencing major problems that make it even worse than the situation with Bitcoin. The ICO model as we know it today undergoes crisis, however, it is important to remain optimistic while looking into the future and try to understand how this crisis can be resolved. I will o...

OiCOiN, Spearheading The Osmium Revolution

OiCOiN is the latest blockchain project to bridge a gap between traditional precious metal investment, though it’s not what you think. With Gold crashing in popularity, OiCOiN believe that Osmium is the next precious metal to revolutionise the jewelry industry, therefore they are giving new investors the chance to jump on board now. OiCOiN are spearheading the Osmium revolution and it’s something you probably want in on. What is Osmium? According to livescience.com: “Osmium is one of the densest elements in the world. It is a lustrous, bluish white, hard metal and can be brittle even at a high temperature. Within the platinum group, osmium has the highest melting point and the lowest vapor pressure. Osmium tetroxide is a highly toxic powerful oxidizing agent with a strong odor. Because of ...

The ICO Bubble Collapsed. Why Your ICO Would Not Be Able To Attract Investments?

Due to stagnation on the ICO market and doubts around the existing investment model, investors prefer to abstain from major moves while waiting for a more favorable climate in the industry. The previous investment boom led to the collapse of the ICO bubble with Venture Capital traditions wrongly projected on the emerging ICO market. Ivan Aleksandrov, the CEO of Memorandum Capital, an investment company focused on ICOs and investing in blockchain-based assets, outlines the most problematic aspects of the existential crisis of the industry and makes predictions about further trends on the market based on his significant professional experience and personal observations. From the beginning of 2017, the ICO market continues to experience stagnation. It is getting harder for projects to attract...

Despite Slump, ICOs ‘Hodling’ $720M Worth Of Ethereum

Have initial coin offerings (ICOs) cashed out their Ethereum tokens (CRYPTO: ETH) in order to realize gains from last December and avoid this year’s bear market? You might think so but guess again. A lot of ICOs still have plenty of Ethereum on their balance sheets, according to research by crypto newsletter Diar. At current price of $192, Ethereum has lost 86% of its value from its $1,400 peak in January. That’s a pretty steep decline. On Monday Larry Cermak, head analyst at Diar, tweeted “There is a big misconception that ICO companies have liquidated most of their ETH holdings.” He adds “On average, all of these projects have moved or liquidated 62% of the amount that they initially raised. In other words, they are still holding 38% of the initially raised ...

Esports.com Passes KYC Check From HitBTC With Flying Results

Esports.com token ERT experienced a paused trading activity on HitBTC for the past month. The reason for that is the strict KYC procedure HitBTC is undergoing for the majority of the coins and tokens listed on their exchange, and the companies behind them. HitBTC required multiple documents from Esports.com, ranging from Certificates of Incorporation and Good Standing, to verifying the identity of the CEO and the team behind Esports.com and the ERT. The major crypto exchange then underwent a strict and thorough security check and validation of those documents, in order to make sure the Esports.com is 100 % legit and verified, and has the proper validation to do business. After the careful KYC procedure, HitBTC came with the conclusion that Esports.com is as real and legal entity as it can ...

Crypto Tax And ICO Regulations In The United Kingdom

“We want to approach this in the same way as we approach other bits of the fintech sector in that we don’t want to stifle innovation, particularly in relation to the underlying technology, but equally we want to manage the risk.” – David Ra, deputy director of banking and credit at HM Treasury, on cryptocurrencies. In a statement from the HMRC on cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin in specific is defined as asset whereas other cryptocurrencies have to be looked into case by case. Overall, cryptocurrencies are legal in the United Kingdom and underlie tax and ICO regulations. Nevertheless, the full extent of regulatory efforts for the usage of virtual currencies is still evolving. Crypto taxation in the UK Depending on the extent to which the currency is used, it can be subject to income tax or ...

StellarX Weigh In On The Problems With Running ICO’s On Ethereum

StellarX is the looming crypto asset trading platform, developed by an affiliated branch of Stellar (you know, the XLM crypto project). As the StellarX platform continues to see its development, some of the team there have been carrying out side research into why the Ethereum blockchain is a bad place to launch an ICO, indeed, they share some interesting findings too. In a blog on the StellarX blog page, written by ‘Christian’ it’s made clear that the StellarX team think Ethereum is a bad idea for ICO’s, citing a number of different reasons that I’m going to share with you now. You can see the full article for yourself, here.   Their main justification for this is ‘The Great Filter’ which they believe will occur when high costs on the Ethereum blockchain and the slow performance of it all ...

The Philippines Proposes All ICOs Be Classified As Securities

Countries all over the world are either already regulating cryptocurrencies or are in the works of it. As for the Philippines, the national watchdog-SEC-is in the works of it. On Thursday this government agency released what they propose to be the new set of rules that will govern ICOs. These proposals have been put out to the public and will be open to the public of whom the SEC expects feedback from before they can put them in effect. One notable proposal is the SEC’s disregard of whether an ICO is a security or not. If the proposal is to be passed, all ICOs will be regarded as securities and will fall under the body’s regulations unless they can prove otherwise. All ICOs Are Securities Unless Proven Otherwise, Says The Philippines Initial Coin Offering (ICOs) allow startups to raise mon...

The ICO Landscape Is Changing – Mark Lyford Blockenomics

 Mark Lyford of Blockenomics discusses how the landscape for ICO’s is changing. ICO’s are a very big part of many crypto companies plans and ambitions, without them, many projects can’t get off the ground, therefore its important to explore ICO’s to see how they could impact our investments in the future. Please remember to subscribe to our channel and turn on notifications. Share this video, add a comment and spread the word! Please remember that this is not investment advice. Before you choose to invest, do your research and always remember to trade safe.

The Solution To The Broken Real Estate Market – Dominium

The blockchain promises to fix pretty much everything. When we look at the implications of blockchain technology, the list for potential applications is frankly huge. One big area that needs to be addressed is the global property market. This is where Dominium come to the fore, with their blockchain based solution for the broken real estate market. The Problem The global property market is massively lucrative, but centralisation means that it suffers from antiquated technologies, complex regulations and control by authorities, middle men and financial institutions. Banks, estate agents and lawyers make property transactions costly.  Contracts, mortgages and complex negotiations make them slow and tiresome.  Regulation and registration of property differs per region, country and language.  ...

Tezos ICO Dispute Moves From Crypto Valley To Silicon Valley

A legal dispute focusing on the legalities of the Tezos ICO is starting to make some traction in the United States, despite the actual offering being carried out in Crypto Valley, better known as Zug, Switzerland. Zug is fast becoming a hotspot for cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, it is the home of the Crypto Valley conference and thus has taken on the name for itself. What we are seeing here though, is a new intervention from courts situated a little closer to another valley, one better known as Silicon Valley. What’s going on? Tezos are being held accountable under United States law for the Initial Coin Offering of the Tezos token, which is deemed to be an unregistered security. Whilst this offering did not take place in the United States, the offering was hosted on a server i...

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