Global Real Estate Giant Emaar Group to Launch a Community Token

Global Real Estate Giant Emaar Group to Launch a Community Token

One of the world’s largest real estate development companies, Emaar Properties, is all set to launch an Ethereum-based community token by the end of this year to enhance customer loyalty and referral ecosystem of the group. Emaar Properties has a valuation of approximately US$35 billion, and is responsible for the development of the world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa and other such iconic structures. The development of the token is given in hands of the Swiss-based…

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Blockchain-Based Journalism Startup Civil Relaunches Another ICO

Blockchain-Based Journalism Startup Civil Relaunches Another ICO

The current bear market has brought many seemingly great projects to there knees without discrimination. The ICO market has also suffered and many startups failed before they were even able to get off the ground. One of those startups was Civil: A blockchain-based journalism platform that uses the powers lent by blockchain technology to produce investigative and trustworthy journalism that no longer had to rely on ads for revenue and allowed content consumers to vote…

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Microsoft is Getting into the ICO Game with Stratis Platform

Microsoft is Getting into the ICO Game with Stratis Platform

The current bear market has put a strain on every aspect of the crypto market, and perhaps especially ICOs as they’ve seen a sharp decline towards the end of 2018 as compared to the Jan-Mar time period of the same a year ago. However, another side story has been developing alongside the bear market which involves many of the world-renowned mainstream corporations and blockchain. Specifically, companies like Walmart, Samsung, IBM, and Amazon have been working…

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Kik Gears Up for a Legal Battle with the SEC over its 2017 ICO

Kik Gears Up for a Legal Battle with the SEC over its 2017 ICO

Kik Interactive, a Canadian messaging app company is getting ready for the legal battle with the SEC by bringing the Washington D.C. regulatory giant to court over a potential enforcement action against 2017 KIN token offering. Ted Livingston, CEO of Kik Interactive announced that the company would be launching a cryptocurrency, Kin, in September 2017 in a token distribution event (TDE) or ICO with an aim to raise $125 million. Kik raised nearly $100 million…

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ICO Analysis: 15% More Funds were Raised in 2018 Compared to 2017

ICO Analysis: 15% More Funds were Raised in 2018 Compared to 2017

It is no secret that the crypto market is going through a bear market for over a year now. Prices are seeing record drops every day and it might seem like the end of the cryptocurrencies is upon us. However, that’s not the case at all according to a recent ICO Market Analysis report published by ICOBench. Even as cryptocurrencies suffered through a brutal year, the interest and investment in crypto projects still increased by…

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OECD Analysis: ICO can be a Faster and Cheaper Financing Option than IPO

OECD Analysis: ICO can be a Faster and Cheaper Financing Option than IPO

As part of its research program, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released a study on January 15, showing a detailed analysis of the ICO ecosystem and its potential as a financing medium for DLT-based small and medium businesses (SMEs) and start-ups. The study also examines the benefits and drawbacks of using ICOs as a financing medium for SMEs as well as some legal and regulatory uncertainties affecting its possibility. Comparing IPOs and…

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Pablo Escobar’s Estate Launches Cryptocurrency to Impeach President Trump

Pablo Escobar’s Estate Launches Cryptocurrency to Impeach President Trump

Cryptocurrencies have certainly been known to attract some strange news stories. Recently, there was a story of a Bitcoin miner in Taiwan who was renting stores and putting up phony restaurants to run mining operations with stolen electricity from the same building. In another news, Ethereum classic was the target of a 51% attack. However, the latest news coming from the crypto world sounds a lot stranger than anything we’ve seen so far. Pablo Escobar’s…

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Civil Founder Talks about Future Plans and New Token Sale

Civil Founder Talks about Future Plans and New Token Sale

The founder of Civil, Matthew Iles, shared a blog post on the mistakes made so far, the lesson learned, and the next chapter for Civil. Following their failed token sale, Mr. Iles met with every member of the Civil team, their newsrooms, partners, close advisers, and community members to learn of their weaknesses and strength. In the course of the meet-ups, Mr. Iles learned of the grave mistake they made so far and what they…

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Hong Kong Plans to Harden Regulation of Cryptocurrencies and ICOs

Hong Kong Plans to Harden Regulation of Cryptocurrencies and ICOs

Ever since their rise to fame in 2017, cryptocurrencies have also had to face criticism for the lack of security available on the platforms for their investors and stakeholders. Cryptocurrencies in specific and crypto assets in general, have always seemed elusive for government agencies to provide any form of oversight. However, as the world comes to grips with the fact that cryptocurrencies and other blockchain-powered technologies are here to stay, governments and institutions across the…

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Five Important Signs that an ICO Is a Scam

Five Important Signs that an ICO Is a Scam

The prospect of investing in an initial coin offering (ICO) can be quite alluring. There is something rather exotic and tempting in this type of crowdfunding, whose relative unfamiliarity and technical complexity can invoke excitement and frenzy. But the fact that something might be mysteriously complicated and full of sophisticated wording doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily legitimate. ICO is a great way to harness the power of the crypto-community in order to raise some capital,…

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