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Pantera Capital Launches Third Crypto Fund with $71 Million from 90 Investors
16.08.2018Cryptocurrency-focused investment fund Pantera Capital has launched a third crypto fund with $71 million in capital already committed from 90 investors.
Japanese Messaging Giant LINE Launches $10 Million Blockchain Venture Fund
15.08.2018LINE, Japan’s largest messaging app, launched “Unblock Ventures,” a $10 million token venture fund focusing on blockchain startups and initial coin offerings (ICOs).
SEC Hits ICO Scammer with $30,000 Fine and Lifetime Trading Ban
15.08.2018The founder of a fraudulent ICO project was issued a $30,000 fine, barred from serving as the director or officer of any publicly traded company, and banned from trading penny stocks for life by the U.S. SEC.
Venezuela’s Next Step: a Central Bank For Cryptocurrencies
15.08.2018The National Constitutional Assembly plans to reform the country’s 1999 Constitution to include a Central Bank for cryptocurrencies.
ICORating Weekly Report: 32th Week of 2018
15.08.2018This report contains data on several highlighted categories of upcoming, finished and successfully funded ICO projects of the last week (32th Week of 2018).
New Token Listings: TTC Protocol, Savedroid and SIRIN LABS
15.08.2018Trading pairs of initial coin offering (ICO) projects TTC Protocol (TTC), Savedroid (SVD) and SIRIN LABS (SRN) were listed on various cryptocurrency exchanges on August 14-15.
Saudi Arabia Warns Citizens and Residents Against Trading Crypto
14.08.2018A governmental commission on financial matters in Saudi Arabia has warned the public that trading digital currencies remains illegal in the kingdom.
The Next ICO Funding Trends, According to a Leading Crypto Attorney
14.08.2018Jay Swab, a highly regarded ICO attorney, has shared his views on what’s next for ICO funding. The ICO field "is one of the fastest changing sectors I've ever seen”, says Swab.
New Token Listings: Airbloc, HCash, ODEM and Blue Whale
14.08.2018Trading pairs of initial coin offering (ICO) projects Airbloc (ABL), HCash (HC), ODEM (ODE) and Blue Whale (BWX) were listed on various cryptocurrency exchanges on August 14.
South Korea’s 2019 Investment Plan Includes Blockchain
13.08.2018According to local media, South Korea plans to develop eight sectors of its domestic economy by investing around $4.4 billion in 2019. The blockchain industry is among these sectors.
New Funding Rounds: Rate, everiToken and Audius
13.08.2018Initial coin offering (ICO) projects Rate (RTE), everiToken (EVT) and Audius (AUD) closed a new funding round in the period from August 06 to August 13, 2018.
Bond-i: The World’s First Blockchain Bond
13.08.2018The World Bank has announced bond-i - the first bond to be created, allocated and transferred using blockchain technology. The Commonwealth Bank of Australia was hired to manage this process.
How a Positive SEC Decision Could Change the Crypto World
13.08.2018As we reported back in July, the SEC has delayed its decision on whether to approve a Bitcoin ETF until September. There is an optimism in the industry, though, that the decision will be positive.
ICORating Releases ICO Market Research Q2 2018 Report
10.08.2018ICORating’s new ICO Market Research Q2 2018 report outlines the main trends of the ICO market in Q2 2018. The nature of investment in the ICO market in Q2 is changing, both amount of funds raised and requirements for projects have multiplied.
ICORating Report Analyzes Clusterization of Ethereum-Based Tokens
10.08.2018Investors looking to gain exposure to cryptocurrency beyond Bitcoin and Ethereum are faced with hundreds of options. ICORating’s new report, Clusterization of Ethereum-Based Tokens, categorizes ERC20 tokens based on key parameters.
Thai Crypto Exchanges Applying for New Digital Assets Licenses
10.08.2018Companies offering token sales and exchange services are hurrying to apply for new digital assets licenses just weeks after they were announced; 20 crypto exchanges had already registered for licenses.
Global Blockchain-Enabled Solution for Shipping
10.08.2018IBM and Maersk have jointly launched a blockchain-based shipping supply chain platform, a strong example of the application of this technology. The project already involves 94 organizations and 154 million shipping events.
Binance Presents Pre-Alpha Version of Decentralized Exchange
10.08.2018A demo release was announced by the cryptocurrency trading platform’s CEO, Changpeng Zhao, in a tweet. There was also a video with a presentation of a “casual, early, pre-offer” version of a decentralized exchange.
Judge Refuses to Dismiss Class Action Lawsuit Against Tezos ICO Founders
09.08.2018The judge hearing a class action lawsuit against the founders of Tezos, which held the largest initial coin offering (ICO) in the world to date in July 2017, turned down a motion filed by the defendants to dismiss the lawsuit.
Crypto Valley of Asia in Philippines
09.08.2018The Philippines government is building a cryptocurrency and fintech hub - Crypto Valley of Asia (CVA) - in the Cagayan Economic Zone. The estate is ready to welcome 25 companies that are set to operate within the zone.
Cryptocurrency Tax Law Draft Is Released in South Africa
09.08.2018According to the draft, digital currencies are classified as intangible assets subject to income tax. This means, that declaration of income accrued from crypto transactions will be obligatory by law.
ICORating Weekly Report: 31th Week of 2018
09.08.2018This report contains data on several highlighted categories of upcoming, finished and successfully funded ICO projects of the last week (31th Week of 2018).
Opera Rolls Out Native Ethereum Wallet on PC Web Browser
08.08.2018Opera, one of the most popular web browsers in the world, will add a native Ethereum wallet to the desktop version of its web browsing software.
Wall Street Aims to Make Digital Assets More Acceptable
08.08.2018Wall Street is willing to help cryptocurrencies gain acceptance among investors, merchants and consumers. To achieve this, a new platform for the easy trading is in the making.
New Token Listings: Engagement Token and Simple Token
08.08.2018Trading pairs of initial coin offering (ICO) projects Engagement Token (ENGT) and Simple Token (OST) were listed on various cryptocurrency exchanges on August 07.
Geeba ICO Aims to Use Blockchain to Disrupt E-commerce Deliveries Market #Promo
08.08.2018Initial coin offering (ICO) project Geeba aims to combine blockchain technology with autonomous air and ground vehicles and smart hubs, to revolutionize the delivery of goods purchased over the internet.
Introducing Ethen Decentralized Cryptocurrency Exchange
08.08.2018Decentralized cryptocurrency exchange Ethen specializes in trading ETH and ERC20 tokens anonymously. Unlike many other exchanges, Ethen doesn’t ask users create an account or register. All they need to do to start trading is connect their wallet.
Swiss Bank Maerki Baumann Will Offer Accounts to Cryptocurrency Firms
07.08.2018Zurich-based private bank Maerki Baumann will now form banking partnerships with cryptocurrency firms, enabling eligible companies to open bank accounts and conduct business using fiat.
Korean Police Raid Crypto Startup Selling Treasure from $130 Billion Shipwreck
07.08.2018South Korean police raided the offices of the Shinil Group, a company that claims to have discovered a shipwreck carrying $130 billion in gold, and attempting to sell cryptocurrency tokens backed by the treasure.
ICORating To Participate in the BlockShow Conference, Las Vegas, August 20-21
07.08.2018ICORating's Steven Campbell, our Sales & Partnerships Manager, will be a guest at the BlockShow Americas conference in Las Vegas on August 20-21.
Crypto Price Manipulations Let Trading Groups Earn $825M in 2018
07.08.2018According to a recent study conducted by the Wall Street Journal, organized “trading groups” are responsible for creating price manipulations. An $825M revenue was registered.
Token Lockup Periods for Successfully Funded ICO Projects in Q2 2018
06.08.2018Investors and funds looking to participate in initial coin offering (ICO) projects must take many factors into account, but one of the most overlooked is the token lockup period.
Argo Blockchain Becomes First Ever Crypto IPO Listed on London Stock Exchange
06.08.2018Cryptocurrency mining firm Argo Blockchain PLC has become the first crypto company listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) to hold a successful initial public offering (IPO).
NYSE Parent Company Announces Launch of Digital Assets Platform
06.08.2018Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the company that owns the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), plans to launch a digital assets platform and a Bitcoin futures product.
German Stock Exchange Stuttgart Börse to Launch ICO and Crypto Trading Platform
03.08.2018Stuttgart Börse, the second largest stock exchange in Germany, plans to launch a platform for initial coin offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrency trading.
New ICO Regulations From Philippines
03.08.2018The Philippines SEC issued a draft of rules regulating how companies can legally raise funds through ICOs. The draft awaits public feedback before it becomes official regulation.
CoinJar Launches First Australian Cryptocurrency Index Fund
03.08.2018Australian cryptocurrency exchange CoinJar has launched the CoinJar Digital Currency Fund, the country’s first cryptocurrency index fund available to wholesale and accredited investors.
Coinbase Users Can Now Buy and Sell Crypto with British Pounds
03.08.2018US crypto exchange and wallet service Coinbase has started working directly with UK banks and has added support for cryptocurrency transactions conducted in British pounds (GBP).
ICORating Weekly Report: 30th Week of 2018
02.08.2018This report contains data on several highlighted categories of upcoming, finished and successfully funded ICO projects of the last week (30th Week of 2018).
Join ICORating at Unblock Community Conference in Hong Kong on September 9-10
01.08.2018ICORating Head of Partnerships Mike Mironov will be a speaker at Unblock Community, a conference focusing on how to grow and monetize communities, in Hong Kong on September 9-10.
DCEX and AlphaPoint Launch World’s First XRP-Based Crypto Exchange
31.07.2018Cryptocurrency marketplace DCEX has partnered with blockchain services company AlphaPoint to launch the world’s first cryptocurrency exchange using XRP as its “exclusive base currency.”
South Korean Crypto Exchanges May Soon Lose Huge Tax Breaks
31.07.2018A revision to South Korean tax law may soon strip the country’s cryptocurrency exchanges of their ability to use significant tax breaks granted by the government to small businesses and startups.
ICORating UlordChain Code Review
31.07.2018Initial coin offering (ICO) project UlordChain, or Ulord, appears to feature many sophisticated technical components, but has to date gone largely unnoticed by the media. ICORating technical analysts performed a thorough code review of Ulord’s code repository.
New Token Listings: Dock.io, PDX, Robotina, Zper and Polymath
31.07.2018Trading pairs of initial coin offering (ICO) projects Dock.io (DOCK), PDX (PDX), Robotina (ROX), Zper (ZPR) and Polymath (POLY) were listed on various cryptocurrency exchanges on July 30-31.
New Funding Rounds: ODX, Ultrain, USAVE, BlockFi and MaterialsZone
30.07.2018Initial coin offering (ICO) projects ODX Pte. Ltd (ODX), Ultrain (UGS), USAVE, BlockFi Lending LLC (BLOCKFI) and MaterialsZone (MZT) closed a new funding round in the period from July 24 to July 30, 2018.
Monopolisation Review: Fast Facts
30.07.2018We analyzed 232 Q2 2018 projects with tokens identified on Etherscan. We also performed a monopolisation review on 173 projects having more than 160 token holders.
ICORating Q2 2018 ICO Market Quarterly Report
30.07.2018Our second quarterly report for 2018 outlines the main trends and key developments for the ICO market in Q2. The nature of investment in the market continued to change and the amount of money and degree of requirements for projects has multiplied.
ICO Fundraising Platform KICKICO Loses $7.7 Million in Smart Contract Breach
27.07.2018KICKICO, an initial coin offering (ICO) project that helps other ICOs raise funds, was hacked on July 26, with hackers successfully making off with more than 70 million KICK tokens worth about $7.7 million.
BRICS Members Signed MoU on DLT Research
27.07.2018Major banks from BRICS countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the development and implementation of DLT during their 10th summit in South Africa, on July 26.
New Token Listings: DACC, WePower, Bancor, Zilliqa, Refereum and Stellar
27.07.2018Trading pairs of initial coin offering (ICO) projects WePower (WPR), Bancor (BNT), Zilliqa (ZIL), Stellar (XLM) and others were listed on various cryptocurrency exchanges on July 26.
Is Cryptocurrency Purely Speculative? New ICORating Report Weighs In
27.07.2018ICORating analyzed the over-the-counter (OTC) and exchange-based trading volumes of the top 34 cryptocurrencies, which account for over 80% of the total industry market cap, in order to determine whether cryptocurrency is truly a purely speculative instrument.
ICORating Launches New Website Section Dedicated to Cryptocurrency Exchanges
26.07.2018ICORating has launched a new website section dedicated to cryptocurrency exchanges, providing information on all of the world’s major crypto exchanges, including daily trading volume, listed token pairs, country of origin, social media, and other useful facts.
New Token Listings: Sonder, IOS Token, Refereum, DACC, LiveEdu, Alchemint, BIX Token and Huobi Token
26.07.2018Trading pairs of initial coin offering (ICO) projects Sonder (SNR), BIX Token (BIX), Huobi Token (HT) and others were listed on various cryptocurrency exchanges on July 25-26.
ICORating Weekly Report: 29th Week of 2018
25.07.2018This report contains data on several highlighted categories of upcoming, finished and successfully funded ICO projects of the last week (29th Week of 2018).
Singapore Airlines Announced a Digital Wallet for Travelers
24.07.2018One of the world’s best-rated airlines now offers frequent travelers to convert air miles into digital currency via its own blockchain-based wallet - KrisPay.
Bitcoin ETF Nearly Certain To Win Approval Later This Year - Updated
24.07.2018Two sources from the SEC and the CFTC said that the approval of a Bitcoin ETF and other crypto ETF products is “nearly certain”.
Nanjing Launches $1.5 Billion Fund for Blockchain Projects
24.07.2018The Chinese city of Nanjing has launched a 10 billion yuan ($1.48 billion) blockchain development investment fund to foster the local token economy and attract blockchain startups.
Judge Orders Scammer Behind PlexCoin ICO to Return $3.7 Million in Bitcoin
24.07.2018Dominic Lacroix, the founder of scam initial coin offering (ICO) PlexCoin, was ordered to transfer $3.7 million worth of Bitcoin to a court-appointed administrator by a judge in Quebec City.
New Token Listings: Vechain, Holo, Hycon and CPChain
24.07.2018Trading pairs of initial coin offering (ICO) projects Vechain (VET), Holo (HOT), Hycon (HYC) and CPChain (CPC) were listed on several cryptocurrency exchanges on July 24.
Meet with ICORating at Fintech Week 2018 in New York City
23.07.2018ICORating will attend the second annual Fintech Week, which is set to take place across different venues in New York City’s iconic Times Square from July 31 to August 2.
New Token Listings: Sparkster, aXpire, PlayCoin, Egretia, and Cardano
23.07.2018Trading pairs of initial coin offering (ICO) projects Sparkster (SPRK), aXpire (AXPR), PlayCoin (PLY), Egretia (EGT), and Cardano (ADA) were listed on cryptocurrency exchanges on July 23.
JP Morgan Files Patent for Blockchain-Based Virtual Receipts Management System
20.07.2018JPMorgan Chase & Co has filed a new patent for a blockchain-based system that manages virtual receipts backed by assets or bonds.
Neufund, Binance, and Malta Stock Exchange to Create Issuance Platform for Security Tokens
20.07.2018Crypto fund Neufund, Binance, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, and MSX, the innovation arm of the Malta Stock Exchange, have partnered together to form a decentralized global exchange and security token issuance platform.
New Token Listings: ContentBox, Sweetbridge, CrowdCoinage, and Alttex
20.07.2018Trading pairs of initial coin offering (ICO) projects ContentBox (BOX), Sweetbridge (SWC), CrowdCoinage (CCOS), and Alttex (ALTX) were listed on several different cryptocurrency exchanges on July 20.
New Funding Rounds: TransitNet, Stronghold, and Gamedex
19.07.2018Initial coin offering (ICO) projects TransitNet (TRANSIT), Stronghold (STRONG), and Gamedex (GDX) closed new funding rounds in the period from July 5 to July 17, 2018.
Japanese Messaging Giant LINE Launches Operations for Crypto Exchange BITBOX
18.07.2018Japanese messaging giant LINE has officially commenced operations for its Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange BITBOX, supporting trade in 30 cryptocurrencies.
ICORating to Host Second Edition of Wall Street Road Show in New York City
18.07.2018After the success of the first edition back in June, ICORating is organizing a second Wall Street Road Show on August 2. The ICO pitching session is set to take place at the Mailroom Bar, located at 110 Wall Street, right in the heart of Wall Street.
New Token Listings: Loom, Six Doman Asset, Elastos
18.07.2018Trading pairs of initial coin offering (ICO) projects Loom (LOOM), Six Domain Asset (SDA), and Elastos (ELA) were listed on several different cryptocurrency exchanges on July 18.
ICORating Weekly Report: 28th Week of 2018
18.07.2018Our analysts have compiled another weekly report (27th Week of 2018) on the status of the ICO industry, highlighting the top initiatives in several funding categories.
PayPal Co-Founder Peter Thiel and Bitmain’s Jihan Wu Lead Block.One Investment Round
17.07.2018Block.one, the developer behind EOS, which has held the largest initial coin offering (ICO) to date, has received investment from PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel and Bitmain co-founder Jihan Wu, among other big names in venture capital and investment.
SEC Greenlights Coinbase Acquisitions, Enabling It to List Security Tokens
17.07.2018Coinbase has reportedly received approval from the SEC to acquire Digital Wealth LLC, Venovate Marketplace Inc. and Keystone Capital Corp, which will enable Coinbase to list securities tokens.
New Token Listings: SyncFab and Crypviser
17.07.2018Trading pairs of initial coin offering (ICO) projects SyncFab (MFG) and Crypviser (CVCOIN) were listed on several different cryptocurrency exchanges on July 17.
Catch ICORating at the Blockchain Partners Summit in Seoul
16.07.2018ICORating Head of Partnerships Mike Mironov will take part in the Blockchain Partners Summit, set to be held at the Grand Walkerhill Hotel in Seoul on July 21 and 22.
New Token Listings: Stellar and Cryptonia Poker
16.07.2018Trading pairs of initial coin offering (ICO) projects Stellar (XLM) and Cryptonia Poker (CPCP) were listed on several different cryptocurrency exchanges on July 16.
ICORating to Attend DappCon Berlin Developer Conference
14.07.2018ICORating will take part in DappCon Berlin on July 19 and 20, participating in the one of the largest developer conferences for Ethereum dapps & infrastructure.
ICORating Report on Native Tokens of Cryptocurrency Exchanges
13.07.2018Native tokens, which are designed to make trading cheaper on cryptocurrency exchanges, have increased in importance and value. Which native tokens give you the most bang for your buck? Find out for yourself with ICORating’s new Native Tokens report.
The World’s Top Token Holders and Their Portfolios - Report
13.07.2018Our new report investigates top token holders across a range of ICO projects and identifies which tokens have the highest amount of top holders.
New Token Listings: Mainframe and EBCoin
13.07.2018Trading pairs of initial coin offering (ICO) projects Mainframe (MFT) and EBCoin (EBC) were listed on several different cryptocurrency exchanges on July 13.
ICORating Weekly Report: 27th Week of 2018
13.07.2018Our analysts have compiled another weekly report (27th Week of 2018) on the status of the ICO industry, highlighting the top initiatives in several funding categories.
Cloud Computing Blockchain Startup Oasis Labs Raises $45 Million from All Star Cast of Crypto Funds
12.07.2018Oasis Labs, a privacy-first cloud computing platform on blockchain, has raised $45 million from a host of top funds, including the Andreessen Horowitz crypto-focused fund a16z, Binance Labs, Pantera Capital, Polychain, Huobi Capital, Accel, and Bitmain.
New Token Listings: Hashgard, High-Performance Blockchain, Moonlight
12.07.2018Trading pairs of initial coin offering (ICO) projects Hashgard (GARD), High-Performance Blockchain (HPB), and Moonlight (LX) were listed on several different cryptocurrency exchanges on July 12.
MyEtherWallet Warns of Potential Security Breach After Hola VPN Hack
11.07.2018Popular cryptocurrency wallet service MyEtherWallet urged some of its users to move their funds to a new wallet address, after reports that a hacker group may have compromised a virtual private network (VPN) browser extension for Google Chrome.
ICO Roadmap Updates: QuarkChain, LALA World, and Ontology
11.07.2018Initial coin offering (ICO) projects QuarkChain (QKC), LALA World (LALA), and Ontology (ONT) have announced major product releases.
Winklevoss Twins Quietly Add Tezos to Portfolio
10.07.2018Early Facebook and Bitcoin investors Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have quietly added cryptocurrency project Tezos (XTZ) to the portfolio of their investment holding company, Winklevoss Capital.
Token Creation Platform Bancor Hacked, $13.5 Million in Crypto Stolen
10.07.2018Hackers have made off with about $13.5 million in cryptocurrency following an attack on token creation platform and decentralized cryptocurrency exchange Bancor.
New Token Listings: AppCoins and BANKEX
10.07.2018Token pairs of initial coin offering (ICO) tokens AppCoins (APPC) and BANKEX (BKX) were listed on several different cryptocurrency exchanges on July 10.
Alibaba Affiliate Ant Financial, China’s Biggest Payment Service, Exploring Blockchain Tech
09.07.2018Zhang Hui, director of the blockchain department of Ant Financial, a subsidiary of e-commerce giant Alibaba valued at $150 billion, said that the company is developing its own consortium chain and blockchain-based platform.
Biggest Swiss Stock Exchange to Launch Cryptocurrency Exchange
09.07.2018SIX, Switzerland’s biggest stock exchange, has announced plans to launch a “fully regulated” cryptocurrency exchange to serve the Swiss market by mid-2019.
Monthly ICORating Overview Report 2
09.07.2018Our analysts have compiled another monthly ICORating overview report (06.01.2018-06.30.2018) on the status of the ICO industry, highlighting the top initiatives in several funding categories.
EOS Holding Company Appoints Former Jefferies Asia CEO to Lead Venture Fund
06.07.2018Block.one, the company that manages the EOS blockchain platform, have hired a former executive from global investment giant Jefferies Group Asia to run their $1 billion venture capital fund.
Coinbase Launches ‘Custody,’ A Digital Assets Custodial Solution for Institutional Investors
05.07.2018Major American cryptocurrency exchange and wallet service Coinbase has launched ‘Custody,’ a digital assets custodial solution for institutional crypto investors.
Over $750 Million Stolen from Crypto Exchanges in First Half of 2018
05.07.2018Over $750 million worth of cryptocurrency was stolen by hackers and other malicious actors from cryptocurrency exchanges in the first half of 2018, three times more than the total amount stolen in the course of 2017.
New Token Listings: GoNetwork, Cortex, 0xcert, and Mainframe
05.07.2018Token pairs of initial coin offering (ICO) tokens GoNetwork (GOT), Cortex (CTXS), 0xcert (ZXC), and Mainframe (MFT) were listed on several different exchanges on July 5.
ICORating Weekly Report: 26th Week of 2018
04.07.2018Our analysts have compiled another weekly report (26th Week of 2018) on the status of the ICO industry, highlighting the top initiatives in several funding categories.
ICOs Raised $13.7 Billion in First Five Months of 2018, More Than All Previous Years Combined
04.07.2018A report released by PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) found that 537 initial coin offering (ICO) projects raised $13.7 billion in the first five months of 2018, double what ICOs had raised for the entire year of 2017 and more than all previous years combined.
ICO Roadmap Updates: SONM, Enigma Catalyst, and OriginTrail
03.07.2018Initial coin offering (ICO) projects SONM (SNM), Enigma Catalyst (ENG), and OriginTrail (TRAC) have announced major product releases.
Austrian Regulator Calls for Stricter Crypto and ICO Laws
02.07.2018Austria’s top financial regulator, the Financial Market Authority (FMA), proposed stricter regulations on cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs) on June 29.
Over 1,000 ICO Projects Have Already Died - TechCrunch Report
02.07.2018Citing data gathered by Coinopsy and DeadCoins, a new report published in TechCrunch on June 29 claims that over one thousand initial coin offering (ICO) projects have “already died” in 2018.
New Token Listings: MoneyToken, Distributed Credit Chain, Cindicator, and CarTaxi
29.06.2018Token pairs of initial coin offering (ICO) projects MoneyToken (IMT), Distributed Credit Chain (DCC), Cindicator (CND), and CarTaxi (CTX) were listed on several different exchanges on June 29.
New Token Listings: Nebulas, Pundi X, Huobi, and RightMesh
28.06.2018Token pairs of initial coin offering (ICO) projects Nebulas (NAS), Pundi X (NPXS), Huobi (HT), and RightMesh (RMESH) were listed on several different exchanges on June 28.
ICORating Weekly Report: 25th Week of 2018
28.06.2018Our analysts have compiled another weekly report (25th Week of 2018) on the status of the ICO industry, highlighting the top initiatives in several funding categories.
Andreessen Horowitz Launches $300 Million Crypto Venture Fund
27.06.2018Iconic American venture firm Andreessen Horowitz has launched a $300 million venture capital fund focused exclusively on cryptocurrency-related projects.
Facebook Reverses Cryptocurrency Ad Ban, But Not for ICOs
27.06.2018Social media giant Facebook has officially reversed its ban on cryptocurrency-related advertising, but not for initial coin offerings (ICOs) or binary options trading platforms.
New Token Listings: Egretia, Selfkey, Swarm, and HeroNode
27.06.2018Token pairs of initial coin offering (ICO) projects Egretia (EGT), Selfkey (KEY), Swarm (SWM), and HeroNode (HER) were listed on several different exchanges on June 27.
Central Bank of the Bahamas Plans to Roll Out Pilot Digital Currency
26.06.2018The central bank of the Bahamas will roll out a pilot central bank digital currency (CBDC) in order to bring banking services to all the disparate parts of the island nation.
Decentralized Access Content Chain (DACC) Gathers Investors and Launches Token Sale
26.06.2018Initial coin offering (ICO) project Decentralized Accessible Content Chain (DACC), a blockchain platform designed to preserve copyrights for digital and media content, launched its token sale on June 9 after securing some key investors and partners.
Stablecoin Tether Issues 250 Million Additional USDT Tokens
26.06.2018Stablecoin Tether, which claims that its USDT token is backed 1-to-1 by the US dollar (USD), has issued 250 million more units of USDT.
ICO Roadmap Updates: GoldMint and Ccore Announce Beta Version Releases
26.06.2018Initial coin offering (ICO) projects GoldMint (MNTP) and Ccore (CCO), two projects tracked by ICORating, have released beta versions of their products and made them available for public testing.
Crypto Fund Pantera Capital Underperformed Bitcoin in May 2018
25.06.2018Cryptocurrency-focused hedge fund Pantera Capital underperformed compared to the price of Bitcoin in May 2018, according to Pantera founder Dan Morehead.
Winklevoss Twins Secure Patent for Crypto Exchange Traded Products
25.06.2018Entrepreneurs Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, early investors in Facebook and Bitcoin, have secured another crypto patent, this time for a system that enables cryptocurrency exchange traded products (ETPs).
New Token Listings: CEEK, TTC Protocol, and Metronome
25.06.2018Token pairs of initial coin offering (ICO) projects CEEK (CEEK), TTC Protocol (TTC), and Metronome (MET) were listed on several different exchanges on June 25.
Thirty Free Guest Passes to Japan Blockchain Conference Available for Limited Time
25.06.2018We are very pleased to announce that organizers of Japan Blockchain Conference 2018 have made 30 free guest passes to the conference available exclusively for members of the ICORating community!
Huobi Pro and ICORating to Jointly Hold London Investment Meeting
23.06.2018ICORating and Huobi Pro, the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchange, will jointly hold the London Investment Meeting at the Le Méridien Piccadilly Hotel in London on June 28.
ICORating Weekly Report: 24th Week of 2018
23.06.2018Our analysts have compiled another weekly report (24th Week of 2018) on the status of the ICO industry, highlighting the top initiatives in several funding categories.
Scam Alert: Top 3 DomusCoins Wallets Hold Over 200 Percent of Coin Supply
22.06.2018The top three DomusCoins (DOC) wallets appear to hold over 200 percent of the total supply, perhaps indicating that the token suffers from leakage and that the vulnerability has already been exploited.
Huobi HB10 Cryptocurrency Market Index Added to Bloomberg Terminal
22.06.2018The Bloomberg Terminal has added data on cryptocurrencies tracked by Huobi Pro, the third largest crypto exchange in the world, via Huobi’s HB10 cryptocurrency market index.
ICORating Client Ubex Joins Nvidia Startup Incubator
22.06.2018Global computer chip producer Nvidia has accepted blockchain advertising platform and ICORating client Ubex into the Nvidia Inception Program, Nvidia’s own incubator for AI and deep learning startups.
New Token Listing: Dorado and Distributed Credit Chain
22.06.2018Token pairs of initial coin offering (ICO) projects Dorado (DOR) and Distributed Credit Chain (DCC) were listed on several different exchanges on June 22.
New Token Listings: CashBet, Pundi X, and Colu Local Network
21.06.2018Token pairs of initial coin offering (ICO) projects CashBet (CBC), Pundi X (NPXS), and Colu Local Network (CLN) were listed on several different exchanges on June 21.
Nasdaq CEO Adana Friedman Believes ICOs Are 'Taking Advantage' of Retail Investors
21.06.2018Despite helping early stage companies with an excellent method of fundraising, Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman believes that initial coin offerings (ICOs) are ‘taking advantage’ of retail investors.
Goldman Sachs COO Says Company Looking At Offering New Crypto Derivatives
21.06.2018Goldman Sachs COO David Solomon has revealed that the iconic Wall Street investment bank is looking at adding new cryptocurrency derivatives trading products.
New Token Listings: Hurify, Pundi X, Crowd Machine, TraDove, and Bitxoxo
20.06.2018Token pairs of initial coin offering (ICO) projects Hurify (HUR), Pundi X (NPXS), Crowd Machine (CMCT), TraDove (BBC), and Bitxoxo (XOXO) were listed on several different exchanges on June 20.
Hackers Steal $30 Million from Major South Korean Exchange Bithumb
20.06.2018Bithumb, the sixth largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world by volume, has suspended all deposits and withdrawals after losing about $30 million in cryptocurrency to hackers.
Don’t Miss ICORating at Blockchain Conference Amsterdam
20.06.2018ICORating will take part in the Blockchain Conference Amsterdam, set to take place at the RAI, Amsterdam for the second leg of the 2018 World Series on June 27 and 28 and set to feature over 8000 attendees, 400+ speakers and 250+ exhibitors.
New Token Listings: Constellation (DAG), Merculet (MVP), and MediBloc (MEDX)
19.06.2018Token pairs of initial coin offering (ICO) projects Constellation (DAG), Merculet (MVP), and MediBloc (MEDX) were listed on several different exchanges June 19.
Suspects Finally Arrested and Charged in $1.8 Million Ether Kidnapping from 2017
18.06.2018A cryptocurrency millionaire was robbed of his holdings at gunpoint by four men in New York in November 2017. Only one of the suspects was apprehended and charged in December 2017, but the law has finally caught up with the three other accomplices.
ICON Announces Swap of ERC20 ICX Tokens to Mainnet Tokens
18.06.2018After releasing its mainnet in January 2017, ICON (ICX) has announced that their older ERC20 tokens can now be swapped for mainnet tokens on select exchanges and via the ICONex wallet.
Meet Six ICO Founders During First Leg of ‘Making the Impossible Possible’ World Tour
18.06.2018Six founders and CEOs of initial coin offerings (ICOs) will present their projects, answer questions, and network with visitors at the first leg of the Krypital Group ‘Making the Impossible Possible’ world tour, set to take place at the Conrad Hotel in Seoul on July 1.
ICORating Head of Partnerships to Speak on Token Investment at BEF San Francisco
15.06.2018ICORating Head of Partnerships Mikhail Mironov will take part in a panel discussion at the Blockchain Economic Forum in San Francisco, which will run from June 16 to 20.
ICORating to Speak and Judge ICO Pitch Contest at City Blockchain Summit LA
15.06.2018ICORating will take part in a panel discussion and contribute a judge to the ICO pitch contest at the City Blockchain Summit in Los Angeles, which will take place on June 19 and 20.
Bitcoin and Ethereum Are Not Securities - SEC Official
15.06.2018William Hinman, head of the Corporation Finance division at the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), has stated that he doesn’t believe that Bitcoin and Ether should be considered securities.
US Congress Proposes Study on Crypto Use in Sex and Drug Trafficking
14.06.2018The US House of Representatives Financial Services Committee has proposed a bill commissioning a study on illicit cryptocurrency usage in sex and drug trafficking.
“I Don’t Know How Much More Clear I Can Be” - SEC Chairman Reaffirms Most ICOs Are Securities
14.06.2018US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton reaffirmed his previously stated position that most initial coin offerings (ICOs) should be considered securities offerings in the eyes of the law.
Major Russian Corporations Create Joint Venture to Invest in Blockchain
13.06.2018Russian corporate giants, including telecom company MegaFon, Gazprombank, government corporation Rostec, and the USM Group have created a joint venture to invest in blockchain development, fintech, and Internet of Things (IoT).
London Stock Exchange Lists Blockchain Company For First Time
13.06.2018The London Stock Exchange (LSE) has listed a blockchain company for the first time. Argo Blockchain, a company that provides cryptocurrency mining services, is planning an initial public offering (IPO) on the LSE.
ICORating Technical Audit of Ethen
12.06.2018ICORating has conducted a full technical audit of Ethen, a cryptocurrency and altcoin trading platform, analyzing the smart contract source code for potential vulnerabilities.
ICORating Weekly Report: 23rd Week of 2018
12.06.2018Our analysts have compiled another weekly report (23rd Week of 2018) on the status of the ICO industry, highlighting the top initiatives in several funding categories.
Moscow Stock Exchange Preparing to Publish ICO Data for Investors
12.06.2018The Moscow Exchange, Russia’s largest financial exchange, will publish information about initial coin offering (ICO) projects for potential investors.
China May Overturn Cryptocurrency Ban in Favor of Regulation
11.06.2018An editorial in a leading semi-official Chinese newspaper has advocated relaxing the country’s cryptocurrency trading and initial coin offering (ICO) ban, possibly indicating a softening of Chinese crypto regulations.
CFTC Subpoenas Crypto Exchanges for Trading Data in Bitcoin Price Manipulation Probe
11.06.2018The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has sent subpoenas to several Bitcoin exchanges, demanding they provide trading data records in order to gather evidence for a recently launched investigation into Bitcoin price manipulation.
Coinbase Poised to Offer SEC-Regulated Crypto Securities After Series of Acquisitions
08.06.2018Coinbase, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges and wallet services operating in the US, has made several high-profile corporate acquisitions that further the company’s goal of becoming a federally regulated broker-dealer offering crypto securities.
Japanese Financial Regulator Rejects Crypto Exchange Application for First Time
08.06.2018Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA), the country’s foremost financial authority, issued its first ever rejection of an application for a license to legally operate as a cryptocurrency exchange.
IT Giant Fujitsu Releases Blockchain Platform for Retailer Promotions
07.06.2018Fujitsu, one of the largest information and communication technology (ICT) companies in Japan, has revealed a new blockchain-based promotional platform for retailers.
Thai Central Bank Trialing Digital Currency for Interbank Settlement and Clearance
07.06.2018The Bank of Thailand (BoT), Thailand’s central bank, is performing trials of a blockchain-based central bank digital currency (CBDC), called Inthanon, to help with interbank settlement and clearance operations.
ICORating Weekly Report: 22nd Week of 2018
07.06.2018Our analysts have compiled another weekly report (22nd Week of 2018) on the status of the ICO industry, highlighting the top initiatives in several funding categories.
Monthly ICORating Overview Report 1
07.06.2018Our analysts have compiled another monthly ICORating overview report (05.01.2018-05.31.2018) on the status of the ICO industry, highlighting the top initiatives in several funding categories.
Valerie Szczepanik Appointed as New Crypto Chief of US SEC
06.06.2018The US SEC, one of the most important financial regulators in the world, has appointed Valerie Szczepanik as chief of all matters related to cryptocurrency and ICOs.
Huobi Launches $93 Million China-Korea Crypto Investment Fund with Local Partners
06.06.2018Huobi, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, has joined with Chinese and South Korean partners to launch a $93 million China-South Korea investment fund.
ICORating Head of Partnerships to Moderate Panel Discussion at Cryptocurrency Fund Forum
05.06.2018ICORating Head of Partnerships Mikhail Mironov will moderate a panel discussion at the Cryptocurrency Fund Forum at the Bloomsbury Hotel in London on June 6.
Blockchain Devs Reportedly Leaving GitHub After $7.5 Billion Microsoft Acquisition
05.06.2018Blockchain developers have begun declaring that they will no longer use GitHub, the world’s largest code repository, after news broke that Microsoft would acquire the platform for $7.5 billion.
Coinbase Announces Plans to Expand Service into Japan
05.06.2018Coinbase, one of the largest cryptocurrency wallet and exchange platforms operating in the United States, has decided to expand its operations to Japan, the largest cryptocurrency market in the world.
EOS Closes $4 Billion ICO, But Nearly Half of Tokens Held on 10 Addresses
04.06.2018The EOS initial coin offering (ICO), which concluded on June 4, raised over $4 billion and become the largest ICO in history. However, independent research shows that nearly 50 percent of all EOS tokens in circulation are held by just 10 addresses.
ICORating Head of Partnerships to Speak at Blockchain International Show London
04.06.2018We are excited to announce that ICORating Head of Partnerships Mikhail Mironov will be an official speaker at a panel discussion during the Blockchain International Show in London on June 6 and 7.
EOS Closes Largest Ever ICO, Netting Over $4 Billion
04.06.2018Blockchain platform block.one closed the EOS initial coin offering (ICO) on Saturday, June 2, raising over $4 billion and becoming the largest ICO in history.
Binance to Launch $1 Billion Crypto-Focused Venture Capital Fund
04.06.2018Binance, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, has announced plans to launch a $1 billion venture capital fund for crypto projects.
Binance Lists BTC and ETH Trading Pairs for QuarkChain (QKC)
04.06.2018Binance, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges by 24 hour volume, has listed QuarkChain (QKC) trading pairs for Bitcoin and Ethereum as of June 4.
Seattle-Based Exchange Bittrex Now Offers USD-Crypto Trading for Corporate Clients
01.06.2018Seattle-based crypto exchange Bittrex has signed an agreement with a New York bank that will enable corporate investors to trade selected cryptocurrencies for US dollars on their platform.
Binance Adds New Ripple, TrueUSD, Stellar, and IOTA Trading Pairs
31.05.2018Binance, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world by 24-hour trading volume, has added XRP/BNB, TUSD/USDT, XLM/USDT and IOTA/USDT trading pairs.
Poland’s Largest Crypto Exchange Forced to Move to Malta After Bank Shutout
31.05.2018Bitbay, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in Poland, will cease all cryptocurrency trading within the country and move its entire crypto trading operation to Malta.
Boston College Researchers Claim Average ICO Investor Makes 82 Percent Profit
31.05.2018A new report released by researchers from Boston college claims that the average investor into initial coin offering (ICO) projects receives a return on investment of around 82 percent.
IOTA Sees Double-Digit Rally After Releasing Trinity Wallet Beta
30.05.2018Cryptocurrency project IOTA saw a double-digit price rally on Tuesday, May 29, after the project announced the beta release of their Trinity Wallet iOS and Android app.
ICORating Weekly Report: 21st Week of 2018
30.05.2018Our analysts have compiled another weekly report (21st Week of 2018) on the status of the ICO industry, highlighting the top initiatives in several funding categories.
US SEC Obtains Court Order to Freeze Activities of Fraudulent ICO That Raised $21 Mln
30.05.2018The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has obtained a court order to stop the activities of an initial coin offering (ICO) called Titanium Blockchain Infrastructure Services Inc. that raised $21 million, allegedly by fraudulent means.
South Korean Officials Reveal Plans to Reverse ICO Ban
30.05.2018Members of a South Korean National Assembly committee revealed plans to reverse the country’s ban on initial coin offerings (ICOs), in place since September 2017.
Poloniex Legacy Accounts Frozen After Rollout of Mandatory KYC Verification
29.05.2018Legacy users of cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex reported that their accounts had remained frozen despite completing a newly mandated know your customer (KYC) verification process imposed by the exchange.
Ethereum Price Drop May Be Due to Huge ETH Sell-Off by EOS Team
29.05.2018Huge ETH trading volumes, mostly on cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex, resulted in an Ethereum price drop of over 8 percent and may be due to a massive sell-off by members of the EOS team right before the EOS initial coin offering (ICO) concludes.
ICORating Client Egretia Reaches Hard Cap Funding Goal Three Minutes After Launch
29.05.2018Initial coin offering (ICO) project Egretia has closed its hard cap funding goal of $23.7 million just three minutes after launching its public token offering.
South African Police Probe Alleged Crypto Scam That Stole Upwards of $80 Million
28.05.2018South African police are investigating an alleged cryptocurrency investment scam that has affected over 28,000 investors with losses exceeding 1 billion rand ($80 million).
Bank of England Open to Central Bank Digital Currency
28.05.2018Bank of England Governor Mark Carney revealed that he is ‘open-minded’ about releasing a potential central bank digital currency (CBDC).
New ICORating Website Section Coming Soon
25.05.2018ICORating is excited to announce that we're working on building a new part of our website dedicated to providing the latest and most important statistics about ICO projects. Our developers are busy building our new "Statistics" section and we hope to announce the launch soon.
US DOJ Opens Criminal Probe Into BTC and ETH Price Manipulation
25.05.2018The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has opened a criminal investigation into illicit trading and price manipulation in Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH).
Major Russian Financial Institutions Set to Test ICO Regulatory Platform for First Time
25.05.2018Sberbank, Russia’s largest bank, and the National Settlement Directory (NSD) will partner to conduct the first ever Russian initial coin offering (ICO) via a new regulatory sandbox by the end of summer.
Operation Cryptosweep Targets ICO and Crypto Scams in US and Canada
24.05.2018US and Canadian securities regulators joined forces to launch a far-reaching crackdown on initial coin offering (ICO) and cryptocurrency scams across North America in an operation dubbed “Cryptosweep.”
ICORating to Speak at Crypto Forum for Hotcoins in Seoul
23.05.2018ICORating will speak at the Crypto Forum for Hotcoins, set to take place in Seoul on May 24 at the Le Meridien Seoul Hotel. The forum will feature a startup pitch competition as well as coverage by South Korean business news channel SBS CNBC.
Ubex ICO Reaches Soft Cap Just One Day After Launch
23.05.2018Global blockchain-based advertising exchange platform Ubex reached its soft funding cap just one day after launching its Token Sale. The Ubex ICO was launched on May 21 and the project had already filled its 4,000 ETH soft funding goal by May 22.
VCs Invest $1.3 Billion in Blockchain Projects So Far in 2018, Already Surpassing 2017 Total
22.05.2018Just 5 months into 2018, the amount of funding from venture capitalists and institutional investors for blockchain and cryptocurrency projects reached $1.3 billion, already exceeding the total for the entire year of 2017.
Report: Australians Lost Over $2 Million to Crypto Scams in 2017
22.05.2018According to a recent report by an Australian consumer protection organization, Australian citizens lost over $2.1 million AUD to various cryptocurrency scams, including initial coin offerings (ICOs). The report goes on to say that this loss may only be “the tip of the iceberg.”
ICORating Weekly Report: 20th Week of 2018
22.05.2018Our analysts have compiled another weekly report (20th Week of 2018) on the status of the ICO industry, highlighting the top initiatives in several funding categories.
Norwegian Central Bank Considers Developing National Digital Currency
22.05.2018Norges Bank, the central bank of Norway, revealed that the Scandinavian country is weighing up the risks and opportunities of releasing its own digital currency.
Former OKEx CEO Chris Lee Joins Rival Crypto Exchange Huobi
21.05.2018Chris Lee, the former chief executive of OKEx, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume, has announced he is joining rival platform Huobi as its vice president of global business development just one week after stepping down.
Japanese Exchange Coincheck Stops Trading Four Privacy-Focused Altcoins
21.05.2018Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck has confirmed that they will stop the trading of four anonymity-centered altcoins in order to comply with the demands of regulators.
ICORating to Speak at Tokenomics Conference in Tallinn
21.05.2018ICORating Business Development Manager Zufar Gatiyatov will be an official speaker at Tokenomics, an emerging token conference set to take place at Tallinn Technological University in Tallinn on May 24 and 25.
$100K Investment Up For Grabs at WBCSummit Moscow ICO Startup Pitch Contest
19.05.2018One lucky startup ICO project will take home the grand prize of $100,000 at the first pitching session of one of the world’s biggest ICO investment competitions - the World ICO Show! ICORating Co-Founder Anatoliy Poedintsev is set to be one of the judges at the pitch contest, which will be held at the WBCSummit Moscow event on May 19.
Swiss Government Requests Study of State-Sponsored Digital Currency E-Franc
18.05.2018Switzerland, one of the most crypto-friendly governments in Europe, has requested a study examining the risks and opportunities of releasing a government-backed digital currency tentatively called the “e-franc.”
China Releases Blockchain Ranking List Despite ICO and Trading Ban
18.05.2018Despite enacting a ban on initial coin offerings and cryptocurrency trading in September 2017, the Chinese government has published a ranking of the world’s top blockchain platforms.
ICORating to Participate in BlockShow Europe
18.05.2018Interested in getting your ICO project rated or finding out about potential partnerships with ICORating? ICORating Business Development Manager Zufar and Sales & Partnerships Manager Victoria are ready to meet with you and discuss possible collaboration at BlockShow Europe.
US SEC Launches Mock ICO HoweyCoin To Educate Investors About Fraud
17.05.2018The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has launched a website dedicated to a fictitious initial coin offering (ICO) project, dubbed “HoweyCoin”, in order to educate potential investors on how to avoid ICO fraud.
Thailand Waives VAT for Cryptocurrency Trading, But Keeps Capital Gains and ICO Tax
17.05.2018Thailand has removed a 7% value added tax (VAT) on cryptocurrency trading, but a 15% capital gains tax will be levied on profits generated from trading in the country while companies that conduct an initial coin offering (ICO) will still have to pay corporate taxes on funds raised.
Mobile Payments Company Circle Raises $110 mln to Develop US Dollar-based Stablecoin
17.05.2018Mobile payments and cryptocurrency trading company Circle has raised $110 million in funding from mining hardware manufacturer Bitmain to develop a US dollar-linked stablecoin.
Bing Joins Google, Facebook, and Twitter in Banning All Crypto Ads
17.05.2018Microsoft’s Bing search engine has decided to ban all advertising related to cryptocurrency or initial coin offerings (ICOs) from its digital network, following in the footsteps of global internet giants Google, Facebook, and Twitter.
ICORating Weekly Report: 19th Week of 2018
15.05.2018Our analysts have compiled another weekly report (19th Week of 2018) on the status of the ICO industry, highlighting the top initiatives in several funding categories.
Virtual ID Service Telegram Passport To Become First Feature in TON Project
14.05.2018After raising $1.7 billion in an initial coin offering (ICO), Telegram has announced the first new service for its ambitious Telegram Open Network (TON) project - a virtual identification service tentatively called Telegram Passport.
ICORating Co-Founder Anatoliy Poedintsev to speak at the WBCSummit
10.05.2018Over 3,000 participants from 100 countries will mingle with startups like DeepAero, Achain, ROMAD, AI Opinion, and CrypoHub, top-level government officials, investors and the "big 4" consulting groups.
ICORating Weekly Report: 18th Week of 2018
09.05.2018Our analysts have compiled another weekly report (18th Week of 2018) on the status of the ICO industry, highlighting the top initiatives in several funding categories.
Blockchain Festival Vietnam
08.05.2018We are excited to announce that ICORating’s Head of Partnerships Mikhail Mironov will be an official speaker at Blockchain Festival Vietnam, a premier blockchain event set to take place in Ho Chi Minh City on May 24 and 25.
Vault (VLT) Token Sale launches for Blockchain-Based Legal Contracts Marketplace, ‘Contract Vault’ #promo
04.05.2018Contract Vault is a Blockchain-powered platform on which one can develop, use, resell, customise and repurpose legally sound contracts.
A Blockchain David Fighting Against AI Goliath #promo
04.05.2018If you’ve ever asked Siri a question, scrolled through your newsfeed on Facebook, or bought a recommended item on Amazon, then you’ve benefited from artificial intelligence (AI).
Telegram cancels Public ICO, satisfied with $1.7 billion from pre-sale
03.05.2018Messaging company Telegram has allegedly opted not to proceed with the public round of its initial coin offering (ICO) after raising $1.7 billion from two separate private pre-sales.
ICORating Weekly Report: 17th Week of 2018
02.05.2018Our analysts have compiled another weekly report (17th Week of 2018) on the status of the ICO industry, highlighting the top initiatives in several funding categories.
Nasdaq “Would Consider” Becoming Cryptocurrency Exchange, Says CEO
26.04.2018Nasdaq, the world’s second largest stock exchange, may be interested in opening its own cryptocurrency exchange in the future.
ICORating Weekly Report: 16th Week of 2018
25.04.2018Our analysts have compiled another weekly report (16th Week of 2018) on the status of the ICO industry, highlighting the top initiatives in several funding categories.
Japan’s Cryptocurrency Exchanges Launch Self-Regulatory Body
25.04.2018Japan’s sixteen licensed cryptocurrency exchanges have gathered together and agreed to form a self-regulatory body that will create standards for all its members.
MyEtherWallet Confirms Some DNS Servers Have Been “Hijacked”
24.04.2018MyEtherWallet, one of the world’s largest Ethereum wallets, has confirmed that some of its DNS servers have been “hijacked” by unknown parties in a Twitter post published on April 24.
One in Five Financial Institutions Will Add Crypto to Portfolio in 2018
24.04.2018Big financial firms across Wall Street and worldwide are planning to add cryptocurrency assets to their portfolios, with up to 20 percent of firms forecasted to add crypto assets in 2018
SEC Arrests Third “Mastermind” in Centra ICO Investigation
23.04.2018The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced charges against a third partner in their investigation of a $32 million initial coin offering (ICO) promoted by legendary boxer Floyd Mayweather.
Reserve Bank of India Asked to Respond to Court Case Challenging Crypto Ban
23.04.2018India’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has been asked to respond to a legal challenge to its recent ban on bank dealings with cryptocurrencies by the Delhi High Court on a plea which claims that the ban violates the constitution.
South Korean Financial Authorities Rethinking ICO Ban
19.04.2018South Korean financial regulators are reportedly reconsidering the country’s September 2017 decision to ban initial coin offerings (ICOs).
Cambridge Analytica Reportedly Planned $30mln ICO Before Controversy Broke
18.04.2018Cambridge Analytica had reportedly planned a $30 mln initial coin offering (ICO) before the company was caught up in a scandal due to its controversial use of personal data obtained from Facebook user profiles.
ICORating Weekly Report: 15th Week of 2018
18.04.2018Our analysts have compiled another weekly report (15th Week of 2018) on the status of the ICO industry, highlighting the top initiatives in several funding categories.
Hong Kong Securities Regulator Deputy Head Issues Warning On ICOs
17.04.2018The deputy head of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), Julia Leung, issued a warning to both investors and members of the public about initial coin offerings (ICOs), calling many of these projects “downright frauds.”
Sharp Moves Up in Crypto Market May Make ICOs More Attractive
16.04.2018All of the Top 10 cryptocurrency tokens on CoinMarketCap recorded at least 10 percent growth in trading on Friday, April 13, indicating that the crypto market still has legs and is blowing wind in the sails of upcoming initial coin offerings (ICOs).
Winklevoss Twins’ Gemini Exchange Starts Block Trading BTC and ETH
16.04.2018Gemini, a cryptocurrency exchange owned by early Bitcoin investors Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, started block trading Bitcoin and Ethereum outside of their regular books on Thursday, April 12, at 9:30 AM EST.
New Cannabis-Centered ICO Departs from ERC20 Standard with Testnet Blockchain #promo
16.04.2018A new initial coin offering (ICO) project called Smoke Network will launch a testnet blockchain in time for its token offering, allowing the project to show potential investors a working product prototype before selling a single token.
ICORating Weekly Report: 14th Week of 2018
11.04.2018Our analysts have compiled another weekly report (14th Week of 2018) on the status of the ICO industry, highlighting the top initiatives in several funding categories.
Profede Aims to Fix ‘Broken’ Professional Recruitment Market With New Blockchain Protocol #promo
10.04.2018A new blockchain protocol called Profede aims to transform the professional recruitment industry by allowing professionals to be paid for their work history and data whilst also offering complete data protection.
Rockefeller Venture Fund Venrock Announces Partnership with CoinFund
10.04.2018Venrock, the official venture capital fund of the Rockefeller family, announced a partnership with Brooklyn-based cryptocurrency investment group CoinFund, as reported by Fortune on April 6.
ICORating Urges Readers to Beware of Scammers and Impostors
09.04.2018The initial coin offering (ICO) market continues to be plagued by an increasing number of scammers, and these dishonest players are turning to different tactics to trick their victims.
Cloud Alliance Announces Partnership with Unity for New Blockchain-Based Game Store #promo
08.04.2018Singapore-based blockchain company Cloud Alliance have announced a partnership with the iconic gaming company Unity.
SunMoney Solar Group Announces Partnership with Ukrainian Renewable Energy Giant UkrTeplo #promo
07.04.2018On March 21st, renewable energy company SunMoney Solar Group (SSG) announced a partnership with Ukrainian renewable energy giant UkrTeplo for a new blockchain-based investment platform.
ICORating RSS Feeds Are Live Now!
06.04.2018After receiving a lot of feedback about adding this feature, we’re now opening the floodgates to our RSS feeds of our website. Read them in a convenient tool of your choice and never miss an update now.
Chinese E-Commerce Giant Alibaba Files Trademark Lawsuit Against ‘Alibabacoin’ Company
06.04.2018Chinese online retail leader Alibaba filed a lawsuit on April 2 in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York against a Dubai-based firm behind the initial coin offering (ICO) of a project named ‘Alibabacoin,’ alleging that the project is using Alibaba’s trademark illegally.
Co-Founders of Centra, ICO Backed by Floyd Mayweather, Arrested for Fraud
05.04.2018Sohrab “Sam” Sharma and Robert Farkas, two co-founders of Centra Tech, an initial coin offering (ICO) project endorsed by boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, have been arrested on charges of fraud levied by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Justice Department.
ICORating Weekly Report: 13th Week of 2018
05.04.2018Our analysts have compiled another weekly report (13th Week of 2018) on the status of the ICO industry, highlighting the top initiatives in several funding categories.
PBoC Says China Developing National Cryptocurrency
03.04.2018The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) released a statement on March 29 saying that it is taking measures to promote the “central bank’s digital currency,” indicating that the world’s most populous nation is continuing to develop a national cryptocurrency.
Telegram Doubles Investments With Another $850 Mln in ICO Second Round
03.04.2018Documents filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) by Telegram messaging app founder Pavel Durov reveal that the Telegram ICO raised another $850 million from their second round token offering, doubling the overall funds raised to $1.7 billion.
ICORating and Kaufman Production to Hold ICO Analysis Event in Moscow
30.03.2018Kaufman Production and independent rating agency ICORating will hold Moscow’s first ever ICO case study event at Deworkacy Red October in Moscow on April 4.
ICORating Weekly Report: 12th Week of 2018
28.03.2018Our analysts have compiled another weekly report (12th Week of 2018) on the status of the ICO industry, highlighting the top initiatives in several funding categories.
HOQU Co-Founder to Reveal Secrets of Successful ICO at ICORating Investment Summit
27.03.2018Blockchain-based decentralized advertising marketplace HOQU raised over $14 million in its January 2018 initial coin offering (ICO).
COO of Neuromation Speaks About What to Do After Successful ICO
25.03.2018Synthetic data marketplace Neuromation became one of the most successful initial coin offerings (ICOs) of 2018, raising 100 percent of their target funding goal of $71.7 million in January 2018.
ICORating Weekly Report: 11th Week of 2018
21.03.2018Our analysts have compiled another weekly report (11th Week of 2018) on the status of the ICO industry, highlighting the top initiatives in several funding categories.
Maduro’s Cryptocurrency Gamble - Does Venezuela’s ‘Petro’ Have a Future?
19.03.2018Cryptocurrencies and blockchain ledgers were first developed by the cypherpunk community as a way to offer decentralized, anonymous, and trust-less financial transactions to enhance personal privacy and inspire social change.
French Financial Authority Set to Give Go-Ahead for ICO As Investment Method
19.03.2018French financial regulator l'Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) is preparing to introduce legislation that will give the green light for companies to launch initial coin offerings (ICOs) as legitimate investment methods.
Global Head of Advisory of ICO Investment Fund Kenetic Capital to Speak at ICORating Summit
19.03.2018Blockchain investment fund Kenetic Capital’s Global Head of Advisory John Fiorelli has confirmed that he will speak at the ICORating Investment Summit.
US House Hearing on ICOs Draws Mixed Reactions
16.03.2018The US House Capital Markets, Securities and Investment Subcommittee convened on Wednesday, March 14 in Washington D.C. to discuss cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs), drawing both positive and negative reactions.
Google Announces Ban on All Cryptocurrency and ICO Ads
16.03.2018Search engine and internet marketing giant Google has announced a blanket ban on all advertising related to cryptocurrency and initial coin offerings (ICOs) starting in June 2018.
ICORating Weekly Report: 10th Week of 2018
14.03.2018Our analysts have compiled another weekly report (10th Week of 2018) on the status of the ICO industry, highlighting the top initiatives in several funding categories.
Grasshopper Capital Co-Founder and General Partner Ari Lewis to Speak at ICORating Investment Summit
13.03.2018ICORating is proud to announce that Ari Lewis, Co-Founder and General Partner of Grasshopper Capital, will be speaking at the ICORating Investment Summit on March 28 in New York City.
Roadmap for KodakCoin Released, Token Status Still Undetermined
12.03.2018A roadmap for the Eastman Kodak Company’s much anticipated initial coin offering (ICO) of its KodakCoin token has been released, but the document fails to provide a determination for the legal status of KodakCoin.
Cease-and-Desist Issued to Bitcoiin, ICO Endorsed by Steven Seagal
12.03.2018The US state of New Jersey issued a cease-and-desist order to an initial coin offering (ICO) of Bitcoiin, a cryptocurrency project endorsed by actor Steven Seagal.
KakaoTalk, South Korea’s Largest Chat App, Announces Blockchain Subsidiary
08.03.2018Kakao Corp, the owner of South Korea’s largest messaging service KakaoTalk, announced that it will form a blockchain subsidiary and that it is considering launching its own initial coin offering (ICO), set to take place later in March.
Cambodia Becomes Latest Country to Explore National Cryptocurrency Launch
08.03.2018Following in the footsteps of the launch of Venezuela’s government-sponsored and oil-backed cryptocurrency last month.
Auto Giant Daimler Announces New Crypto Coin to Reward Green Driving
08.03.2018German auto manufacturing giant Daimler AG, maker of Mercedes-Benz and SMART vehicles, unveiled its own blockchain-based digital currency called MobiCoin at the 2018 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on March 5.
ICORating Weekly Report: 9th Week of 2018
07.03.2018Our analysts have compiled another weekly report (9th Week of 2018) on the status of the ICO industry, highlighting the top initiatives in several funding categories.
ICORating Investment Summit to Bring Together Crypto Funds and Startups
06.03.2018ICORating, international rating agency for the ICO market, will host an investment summit at the Times Center in New York City on March 28th.
Liechtenstein’s Bank Frick Becomes First to Provide Cryptocurrency Investments
06.03.2018Bank Frick of Liechtenstein has become one of the first investment banks in the world to offer clients the ability to make direct investments into cryptocurrencies.
Uber Co-Founder Reveals New Cryptocurrency Platform Called ‘Eco’
06.03.2018Garrett Camp, co-founder of global multi-billion dollar ride sharing company Uber, has revealed that he will launch his own cryptocurrency platform called Eco and token called EcoCoin.
Marshall Islands to Launch ICO of ‘Sovereign’ National Cryptocurrency
05.03.2018The legislature of the Republic of the Marshall Islands passed a bill to launch its own national cryptocurrency and initial coin offering (ICO) potentially by the end of this year.
Chinese E-Commerce Giant JD.com Launches Blockchain Startup Incubator
02.03.2018JD.com, China’s second largest e-commerce company by revenue, announced the launch of a global startup accelerator focused on funding new blockchain ventures called AI Catapult.
ICORating Weekly Report: 8th Week of 2018
28.02.2018Our analysts have compiled another weekly report (8th Week of 2018) on the status of the ICO industry, highlighting the top initiatives in several funding categories.
Austria Announces New Plans to Regulate Cryptocurrencies and ICOs
27.02.2018Austria became the latest country in a growing list of governments planning to regulate cryptocurrencies by using existing rules for trading gold and derivatives.
New York State Senators Consider Revising BitLicense
27.02.2018The New York State Senate may be considering revising or revamping the controversial 2015 BitLicense law that currently regulates many different companies offering cryptocurrency services in the Empire State.
ICORating Weekly Report: 7th Week of 2018
22.02.2018Our analysts have compiled another weekly report (7th Week of 2018) on the status of the ICO industry, highlighting the top initiatives in several funding categories.
Telegram Reveals $850 Mln Raised for Blockchain Project in SEC Filing Notice
22.02.2018Telegram founder and CEO Pavel Durov revealed that $850 Mln had been raised during the Telegram Open Network (TON) private investment period in a notice to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) about the investment on February 13.
Lithuania Investigating $120 Mln Bankera ICO for Securities Law Compliance
22.02.2018Lithuania’s central bank is investigating a domestic initial coin offering (ICO) from a blockchain startup called Bankera, which claims to have raised over 100 mln Euro ($123 mln).
Switzerland to Regulate ICOs Using Existing Financial Market Legislation
21.02.2018Switzerland’s financial regulator announced that it will apply existing financial laws to initial coin offerings (ICOs) in guidelines published on February 16.
Australians Reported Losses of $1.2 Mln From Crypto Scams in 2017
21.02.2018The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) Scamwatch program gathered 1,289 complaints from Australians about crypto fraud in 2017, with Australians reporting losses totalling $1,218,206 last year.
Atari Shares Skyrocket After New Cryptocurrency Project Announcement
16.02.2018Shares of iconic game maker Atari, a company which helped lay the early foundations for computerized gaming, have grown by over 60 percent since the company announced a new cryptocurrency project on February 8.
‘Fully-Regulated’ Canadian Security Token Offering Program Aims to Rival ICOs
16.02.2018Aspiring Canadian companies looking to raise capital by offering a token sale may now have a government sponsored and ‘fully-regulated’ alternative to the popular method of an initial coin offering (ICO).
ICO White Paper Copywriting Services Draw Scrutiny from Chinese Regulators
16.02.2018Despite formally banning initial coin offerings (ICOs) on Chinese territory, the market for ICO services in China continues to draw significant demand.
IMF Director Lagarde Says International Regulation for Cryptocurrencies is ‘Inevitable’
15.02.2018International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde said that regulation of cryptocurrencies on an international level is both “inevitable” and “necessary” during an interview with CNNMoney on February 11.
Arizona State Legislature Debates Measure Defining When ICOs Are Securities
15.02.2018Arizona’s state legislature is debating a new measure which aims to define exactly when initial coin offerings (ICOs) should be regulated under the same legal framework as financial securities.
ICORating Weekly Report: 6th Week of 2018
15.02.2018Our analysts have compiled another weekly report (6th Week of 2018) on the status of the ICO industry, highlighting the top initiatives in several funding categories.
Abu Dhabi Financial Regulator Preparing Legal Framework for Cryptocurrencies and ICOs
14.02.2018Abu Dhabi’s financial regulator is developing a legal framework to regulate cryptocurrency trading and initial coin offerings (ICOs) on the territory of the Emirate.
New Russian ICO License Requires Issuer to Have $1.7 Mln in Nominal Capital
14.02.2018Companies interested in launching an initial coin offering (ICO) in Russia will now be required to obtain an official license first.
ICORating Weekly Report: 5th Week of 2018
13.02.2018Our analysts have compiled another weekly report (5th Week of 2018) on the status of the ICO industry, highlighting the top initiatives in several funding categories.
Gibraltar Working on Draft Law for “World’s First” ICO Regulations
13.02.2018Lawmakers and financial regulators in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar are working on a draft legal framework aimed specifically at regulating initial coin offerings (ICOs), which they claim will be the first such law in the world.
Chinese Financial Watchdog Promises Increased ICO Oversight
13.02.2018China’s often-rocky relationship with cryptocurrencies has entered a new chapter after a Chinese fintech watchdog vowed to step up oversight of initial coin offerings (ICOs).
Bitclave and ICORating: How a third-party ICO analysis can bring you $ 2.2 mln in fundraising
09.02.2018Bitclave, a decentralised ad network project that staged its ICO in late Nov. of 2017, has chose to take its transparency to a new level and asked ICORating to research the project and score it.
ECB Says Cryptocurrency Regulation “Not High on To Do List”
09.02.2018The European Central Bank (ECB) has weighed in on the international debate on cryptocurrency regulation, with a representative saying that regulating the crypto space was “not high” on the ECB’s list of priorities in a televised interview with CNBC.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Urges OPEC to Explore Creating Cryptocurrency
09.02.2018Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro made a bold statement after meeting with (OPEC) Secretary General Mohammed Barkindo in Caracas on Monday, announcing that he plans to officially propose a common OPEC cryptocurrency backed by oil.
New York Increases Reporting Requirements for Crypto Companies to Tackle Fraud
08.02.2018In a bid to prevent fraud and market manipulation, the US state of New York has strengthened reporting requirements for companies offering cryptocurrency related services, including ICOs.
Scammers Impersonating Seele ICO Admins Steal $1.8 Mln from Investors
08.02.2018$1.8 mln worth of Ether tokens has been allegedly been stolen after scammers were able to infiltrate the Seele initial coin offering (ICO) and pose as administrators of the group’s Telegram channel.
UAE Financial Regulator Issues Warning About Investing in ICOs
07.02.2018Residents of the United Arab Emirates have received official warnings from the Gulf nation’s financial regulatory body, the Securities and Commodity Authority (SCA), about the dangers of investing in initial coin offerings (ICOs).
ICORating’s 2017 Annual Report — A Year in Review for the ICO Industry
07.02.20182017 was a great year for ICOs in general, and market investors reacted to them with corresponding interest expressed in large amounts of funding.
KodakCoin ICO Postponed, Kodak Cites Need to “Verify” Potential Investors
05.02.2018Eastman Kodak company announced that the much anticipated ICO of their cryptocurrency project KodakCoin, slated for January 31st, would be delayed by several weeks just one day before the ICO was set to take place.
Venezuelan President Maduro Announces Token Pre-Sale for Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency ‘Petro’
05.02.2018Venezuela has moved one step closer to rolling out their own state-sponsored cryptocurrency after President Nicolas Maduro announced on Tuesday, January 30th, that the country will hold a token pre-sale on February 20th.
Facebook Bans Cryptocurrency and ICO Ads in Bid to Stave Off Scams
04.02.2018Social media giant Facebook has officially decided to ban advertising for all ICOs and cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, in a bid to clamp down on “misleading or deceptive promotional practices” on its network.
Japan's Most Popular Messaging App Set to Roll Out Cryptocurrency Exchange
04.02.2018Japan's biggest messaging app, called Line, announced on January 31st that it plans to launch its own in-app cryptocurrency exchange, providing a platform for trading cryptocurrencies to over 200 million monthly users.
CryptoBots, Assemble: a New Crypto Collectible Game is here #promo
02.02.2018As the world has got into the era of blockchain based everything, it was no surprise for the gaming industry to follow them into, perhaps, the most hyped IT-subsection right now.
ICORating Weekly Report: 4th Week of 2018
28.01.2018Our analysts have compiled another weekly report (4th Week of 2018) on the status of the ICO industry, highlighting the top initiatives in several funding categories.
ICORating Weekly Report: 3rd Week of 2018
25.01.2018Our analysts have compiled another weekly report on the status of the ICO industry, highlighting the top initiatives in several funding categories.
ICORating Weekly Report: 2nd Week of 2018
19.01.2018Our analysts have compiled another weekly report on the status of the ICO industry, highlighting the top initiatives in several funding categories.
Exclusive: Get the primer of Telegram Open Network whitepaper from ICORating
10.01.2018ICORating team has acquired a primer of the whitepaper of the upcoming ICO of Telegram Open Network — a crypto initiative that already is said to be record-breaking in terms of hype and investment attention.
The HOQU Roadshow #promo
09.01.2018The project HOQU, rated by us as Positive, has been showing good crowdfunding results, having already collected more than USD12m - more than 80% of its planned hard cap.
ICORating Weekly Report: 1st Week of 2018
08.01.2018Our analysts have compiled another weekly report on the status of the ICO industry, highlighting the top initiatives in several funding categories.
AI project sets a new record in ICO fundraising
26.12.2017A startup that is creating a decentralized base for blockchain based AI, came out at the fastest in the history of ICOs. The SingularityNet project raised $36 million in one minute, as reported by Crowdfundinsider.
CME launches bitcoin futures trade
19.12.2017Trading on CME started with bullish positions, with the contract price for January being $20,650. However, after four hours this fell by 3.8% to $18,760. More than 200 contracts were sold in the first hour.
Mt.Gox creditors intend to pull the exchange out of bankruptcy
18.12.2017A group of creditors of the ruined stock exchange filed a new judicial motion to prevent a possible payment of a billion dollars to CEO Mark Karpeles.
Regulators issue new warnings in connection with BTC growth and the launch of futures trading
15.12.2017EWB Council member Ewald Nowotny called on the European Union to develop a system for regulation of bitcoin, noting that the problem of money laundering needs special attention.
Bank of America obtains crypto exchange system patent
08.12.2017The financial conglomerate Bank of America has received a patent which grants the bank an opportunity to develop a digital cryptocurrency exchange service, as reported by Coindesk.
New York City Legislation is to Decide on 4 Blockchain Bills
04.12.2017Member of the Assembly of New York, Clyde Weinel, introduced four bills that will determine the place of blockchain in the legislative system of the State of New York.
How GDAX and Coinbase collapses drove BTC below $ 10 K
30.11.2017The cost of bitcoin collapsed due to the fact that the leading cryptographic instruments Coinbase and GDAX went offline because of overload issues.
ICO Pros Agree on Self-Regulation Necessity, Fearing Outer Threats
30.11.2017The ICO community is aware if the volatile state of current market situation and its members seek means to establish basic rules of thumbs in public ethics and transparency before the state regulations barge in.
Bitcoin of Wall Street: NASDAQ plans to open BTC futures in 2018
30.11.2017Having broken the bar of $ 11 000 per token, bitcoin convinced New York financiers to consider it a commodity: the trades could be launched on the high-tech companies exchange.
Coindesk releases State of Blockchain Report for Q3’2017
30.11.2017Coindesk announced its quarterly report with in-depth analytics on blockchain and crypto currencies markets for 3rd quarter of 2013.
Overstock Holds Bitcoin for a Rainy Day
22.11.2017Overstock.com Inc. is one of the first leading retail markets to start accepting Bitcoin, and it turns out that it is keeping more of what it receives.
Chinese Startup Is the Top Stock on the Nasdaq
22.11.2017Xunlei Ltd., a Shenzhen-based cloud computing provider, is becoming the top stock in the Nasdaq Composite Index due to a little Bitcoin magic.
ICORating Meets Nasdaq, Discusses the Bright Future
15.11.2017Our Chief of Business Development, Brian Kean, and Nasdaq’s Chief of IPO Execution, Jay Heller, conducted a business meeting in stock exchange’s office in New York City. It was a lively discussion about several days’ hot topics, including blockchain and crypto assets.
Baltic Countries Endorse Blockchain Technology Development
14.11.2017The Baltic states finance ministries have recently come to an agreement to endorse Blockchain technology or distributed ledger technologies (DLT).