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ICORating Weekly Report: 7th Week of 2018
22.02.2018
Our 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
22.02.2018
Telegram 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
22.02.2018
Lithuania’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
21.02.2018
Switzerland’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
21.02.2018
The 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
16.02.2018
Shares 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
16.02.2018
Aspiring 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
16.02.2018
Despite 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’
15.02.2018
International 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
15.02.2018
Arizona’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
15.02.2018
Our 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
14.02.2018
Abu 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
14.02.2018
Companies 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
13.02.2018
Our 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
13.02.2018
Lawmakers 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
13.02.2018
China’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
09.02.2018
Bitclave, 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”
09.02.2018
The 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
09.02.2018
Venezuelan 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
08.02.2018
In 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
07.02.2018
Residents 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
07.02.2018
2017 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
05.02.2018
Eastman 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’
05.02.2018
Venezuela 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
04.02.2018
Social 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
04.02.2018
Japan'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
02.02.2018
As 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
28.01.2018
Our 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
25.01.2018
Our analysts have compiled another weekly report on the status of the ICO industry, highlighting the top initiatives in several funding categories.
Where you can meet ICORating this month
22.01.2018
The ICORating team travels extensively and is often available for meetings and discussions at the world’s leading crypto and blockchain events.
ICORating Weekly Report: 2nd Week of 2018
19.01.2018
Our 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
10.01.2018
ICORating 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
09.01.2018
The 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
08.01.2018
Our analysts have compiled another weekly report on the status of the ICO industry, highlighting the top initiatives in several funding categories.
Disputing of the Information about Partnership
30.12.2017
A project called EtherDelta has posted our logo at their website and position us as their partners, which is not true.
List of Crypto Funds
30.12.2017
We are glad to announce that we have intruduced a new page to our website - Funds.
ICORating Weekly Report: Week 51
28.12.2017
Our 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
26.12.2017
A 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.
ICORating Weekly Report: Week 50
22.12.2017
Our analysts have compiled another weekly report on the status of the ICO industry, highlighting the top initiatives in several funding categories.
Litecoin founder Charlie Lee sells all his coins
22.12.2017
He did this to avoid accusations that he personally affects fluctuations in its price.
CME launches bitcoin futures trade
19.12.2017
Trading 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
18.12.2017
A 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
15.12.2017
EWB 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.
ICORating Weekly Report: Week 49
13.12.2017
Our analysts have compiled another weekly report on the status of the ICO industry, highlighting the top initiatives in several funding categories.
Bank of America obtains crypto exchange system patent
08.12.2017
The 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.
Scaling Problem Could Be Crucial For ICOs
07.12.2017
ICO Section of Token Summit held in San Francisco underlines the scaling problem and threats from governmental bodies
Bitcoin Blasts Past $ 14,000. Sets New Record Again
06.12.2017
World's largest crypto currency sails past $ 14,000 and that's a new record!
New York City Legislation is to Decide on 4 Blockchain Bills
04.12.2017
Member 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
30.11.2017
The 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
30.11.2017
The 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
30.11.2017
Having 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
30.11.2017
Coindesk announced its quarterly report with in-depth analytics on blockchain and crypto currencies markets for 3rd quarter of 2013.
Bitcoin’s New Adventures in Cryptoland
29.11.2017
Bitcoin price reaches its historical maximum twice in one day.
Overstock Holds Bitcoin for a Rainy Day
22.11.2017
Overstock.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
22.11.2017
Xunlei Ltd., a Shenzhen-based cloud computing provider, is becoming the top stock in the Nasdaq Composite Index due to a little Bitcoin magic.
Bitcoin Price Target Set at $11,500
22.11.2017
On November 21 hedge fund manager Mike Novogratz said that Bitcoin will end the year at $10,000.
ICORating Meets Nasdaq, Discusses the Bright Future
15.11.2017
Our 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.
Mastercard Files a Patent for Blockchain-based Instant Payment Tech
14.11.2017
Mastercard has recently filed a patent for “Method and System for Instantaneous Payment Using Recorded Guarantees”.
Baltic Countries Endorse Blockchain Technology Development
14.11.2017
The Baltic states finance ministries have recently come to an agreement to endorse Blockchain technology or distributed ledger technologies (DLT).
Blockchain Will Protect Data for European Insurance Sector
11.11.2017
Blockchain is becoming more and more widespread with its aggressive adoption curve.

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