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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.
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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).