Digital Currency

What is an Initial Coin Offering (ICO)?


An Initial Coin Offering (ICO) is similar to an Initial Public Offer (IPO). During an IPO investors revive shares in return for their investment. In an ICO investors receive digital assets in return for their investment. These digital assets are known as tokens. Unlike, an IPO where investors receive an equity stake or voting rights in the company, during an ICO investors are investing hoping that these tokens will increase in value over time. Another risk of ICOs is the lack of regulation as there is no dedicated “ICO regulator” to monitor the company dispensing the tokens.
 
  • In 2016 there was a total of 46 ICOs which raised a total of $96,389,917 USD.
  • In 2017 there was a total of 235 ICOs which raised a total of $3,700,682,293 USD.
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