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04.09.2018
08:31 CryptoCoinsNews.com Over US$8 Million Lost by 2,600 Investors in South Korea’s ‘Treasure Ship’ ICO

Millions of dollars are estimated to have been sunk by investors seeking a piece of the ‘Russian treasure ship’ ICO fronted by a South Korean ‘treasure-hunting’ firm. According to South Korean police, it has been tentatively concluded that about 2,600 people invested around 9 billion won or slightly over US$8 million in Shinil Group which … Continued The post Over US$8 Million Lost by 2,600 Investors in South Korea’s ‘Treasure Ship’ ICO appeared first on CCN

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31.08.2018
18:56 Entrepreneur.com Simplifying ICO Terms for the Mainstream Entrepreneur: Yes, It Can (and Should) Be Done

Wanted: compelling and captivating sci-tech communicators for blockchain marketing.

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30.08.2018
20:44 CoinDesk.com ICO Advisor Satis Claims $96K Bitcoin Price Possible in 5 Years

An ICO advisory firm believes bitcoin's price might jump to $96,000 in the next five years, according to a new analysis of the crypto market.

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12:41 CoinDesk.com Korea's Jeju Island Appeals to President in Push for ICO Hub Status

The governor of South Korea's Jeju island is maintaining his push to turn the autonomous region into a blockchain and initial coin offering free zone.

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03:10 CryptoCoinsNews.com Colorado’s ‘ICO Task Force’ Levies Orders Against 3 Crypto Startups

Colorado Securities Commissioner Gerald Rome has issued signed orders to show cause that three cryptocurrency businesses have allegedly offered and promoted unregistered ICOs in Colorado. The investigation is part of a recent crackdown against fraudulent ICOs by officials of the Division of Securities under Colorado State’s Department Of Regulatory Agencies (DORA). ‘ICO Task Force’ Targets The post Colorado’s ‘ICO Task Force’ Levies Orders Against 3 Crypto Startups appeared first on CCN

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29.08.2018
22:08 Telegraph.co.uk Students can get exam details for free ICO says as experts predict surge in requests

www.telegraph.co.uk for the latest news from the UK and around the world.

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02:07 CryptoCoinsNews.com Indiegogo Cancels First ICO Due to Regulatory Concerns, Refunds Investors

Last week, crowdfunding giant Indiegogo launched its second-ever initial coin offering (ICO), this time hosting a security token offering (STO) for a luxury resort in Aspen. All the while, though, the company was quietly erasing its first ICO from memory. That ICO, a utility token offering from the Fan-Controlled Football League (FCFL), had raised more … Continued The post Indiegogo Cancels First ICO Due to Regulatory Concerns, Refunds Investors appeared first on CCN

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27.08.2018
09:59 CryptoCoinsNews.com Analyzing 1200 ICOs and 100 Factors: 4 Crucial Aspects That Influence ICO Fundraising

Social media intelligence firm Singularex has revealed insights into the initial coin offering (ICO) market by researching 100 factors that have been influencing 1200 ICOs from 2015 to Q1 2018. The firm narrowed down on four crucial aspects that influence the number of funds raised and lots of surprising dependences that any ICO investor and issuer … Continued The post Analyzing 1200 ICOs and 100 Factors: 4 Crucial Aspects That Influence ICO Fundraising appeared first on CCN

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26.08.2018
15:23 CryptoCoinsNews.com Fluctuating Cryptocurrency Prices Are Wreaking Havoc on ICO-Funded Blockchain Startups

In the last three months, ethereum price as fallen by over 60%. This drop in price has directly affected the budget plans of every ETH-denominated token sale within this period. Price volatility is a prominent aspect of the cryptocurrency ecosystem of today. While most ICOs executed in 2017 benefited from the significant surge in price … Continued The post Fluctuating Cryptocurrency Prices Are Wreaking Havoc on ICO-Funded Blockchain Startups appeared first on CCN

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24.08.2018
22:08 CryptoCoinsNews.com An Ethereum ICO Investor is Moving Millions in ETH to Bitfinex

One of the first “ethereum whales” appears to be having second thoughts about the second-largest cryptocurrency’s prospects. One of Ethereum’s First Whales is Funneling Millions to Bitfinex That anonymous investor, who received more than 314,000 ETH from the network’s Genesis block as a result of their investments in the Ethereum initial coin offering (ICO), has … Continued The post An Ethereum ICO Investor is Moving Millions in ETH to Bitfinex appeared first on CCN

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17:36 TheNextWeb.com Indiegogo quietly canceled its first ICO after raising $5.2 million

Indiegogo’s first foray into the world of blockchain and cryptocurrency has gone awry – but the good thing is that it appears investors will at least get their money back. In an email sent out in July, Indiegogo’s token brokerage partner, MicroVentures, informed investors they will not be receiving tokens – but refunds instead. From the looks of it, the reason for issuing refunds are recent changes in regulation. Hard Fork has since obtained a copy of the message, which you can read below: Thank you for participating in the FCFL pre-sale. If you have been following the crypto and… This story continues at The Next Web

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23.08.2018
23:55 CryptoCoinsNews.com Crowdfunding Giant Indiegogo Lists First Security Token ICO

Crowdfunding giant Indiegogo has announced that it will expand its nascent initial coin offering (ICO) listing service to include security tokens, and the first such offering is now live on its platform. The first security token made available through Indiegogo’s ICO platform is that of St. Regis Aspen Resort, a luxury hotel nestled in Colorado’s … Continued The post Crowdfunding Giant Indiegogo Lists First Security Token ICO appeared first on CCN

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21.08.2018
20:53 Techcrunch.Com From ICO to SEC: Join us for a panel on regulation at TechCrunch Disrupt

Capital, crypto, and regulation go together like bread, peanut butter, and jelly. And what better way to make a great sandwich than to bring them all together at TechCrunch Disrupt. I’ll be leading a panel with Avichal Garg of Electric Capital, Arianna Simpson of Autonomous Partners, and Valerie Szczepanik of the SEC in San Francisco. […]

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16:20 CryptoCoinsNews.com South Korea Lawmakers Discuss ICO, Cryptos During Extraordinary Session: Report

South Korea has commenced an extraordinary session in the National Assembly to discuss regulation and measures to promote the cryptocurrency industry alongside ICO guidelines to eventually overturn the ongoing ban. According to a Business Korea report on Monday, the short session – extraordinary sessions cannot exceed 30 days – in South Korea’s National Assembly will … Continued The post South Korea Lawmakers Discuss ICO, Cryptos During Extraordinary Session: Report appeared first on CCN

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20.08.2018
22:21 CryptoCoinsNews.com Congressman Invites Cryptocurrency Industry to ICO Summit to Discuss ‘Light-Touch’ Regulation

A U.S. Congressman has invited 32 cryptocurrency industry organizations to Capitol Hill to discuss initial coin offering (ICO) regulation. Axios reports that the summit, sponsored by Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH), will take place on Sept. 25 and feature participation from a variety of businesses and non-profits, including Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), Nasdaq, CME Group, Andreessen Horowitz, … Continued The post Congressman Invites Cryptocurrency Industry to ICO Summit to Discuss ‘Light-Touch’ Regulation appeared first on CCN

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19.08.2018
16:17 CryptoCoinsNews.com Sports Token ICO Issuer MobileGo Threatens Critics With Legal Action

MobileGo, which bills itself on its website as a dedicated token to bring eSports to everyone, has warned it will consider legal action against people making unreasonable demands against the company. The situation came to light on Twitter Friday, Aug. 17, when one tweeter commented that an ICO issuer is threatening to sue investors and … Continued The post Sports Token ICO Issuer MobileGo Threatens Critics With Legal Action appeared first on CCN

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13:46 CryptoCoinsNews.com FINRA Throws Shade on the ‘SAFT’ ICO Framework

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), a Washington-based self-regulatory body, has cautioned investors to beware of ICOs touting their adoption of the SAFT (Simple Agreements for Future Tokens) framework as evidence of investment security or regulatory compliance. SAFT Background The warning, which appears in its August 16, 2018 Investor’s Alert publication addressing potential ICO investors … Continued The post FINRA Throws Shade on the ‘SAFT’ ICO Framework appeared first on CCN

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17.08.2018
16:54 CryptoCoinsNews.com Mark Cuban-Backed Unikrn ICO Sued by Disgruntled Investor

Unikrn, an esports gambling startup that raised approximately $31 million through an initial coin offering (ICO) in 2017, has become the latest ICO-funded project hit with a class-action lawsuit by a disgruntled investor. The Seattle-based company, which launched in 2014 as the world’s only fully-licensed and regulated esports betting platform, has been sued by lead The post Mark Cuban-Backed Unikrn ICO Sued by Disgruntled Investor appeared first on CCN

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09:27 CoinDesk.com Mark Cuban-Backed Unikrn ICO Hit by Class Action Lawsuit

Unikrn, an e-sport betting firm that conducted an ICO last year, is now facing a class action suit that accuses it of violating US securities law.

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16.08.2018
21:33 CoinDesk.com Judge Rules Against ICO Founder in Fraud Lawsuit

A federal judge ruled against Monkey Capital and Daniel Harrison after finding he defrauded victims in an initial coin offering.

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15.08.2018
03:07 CryptoCoinsNews.com SEC Smacks ICO Fraudster with $30,000 Fine, Lifetime Trading Ban

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued an officer and director bar, a penny stock bar, and a penalty of $30,000 to a fraudulent ICO founder today. According to the official press release, David T. Laurance was previously found guilty for taking part in deceitful security offerings. Laurance’s LinkedIn profile shows that he is the president … Continued The post SEC Smacks ICO Fraudster with $30,000 Fine, Lifetime Trading Ban appeared first on CCN

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14.08.2018
21:21 FinExtra.com SEC bars perpertartor of ICO fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission today obtained permanent officer-and-director and penny stock...

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20:07 CoinDesk.com SEC Slaps 'Fraudulent' ICO Founder With $30K Fine, Lifetime Ban

The SEC has issued a cease-and-desist along with a $30,000 penalty to the founder of a token sale it called "fraudulent."

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16:06 CoinDesk.com Crypto-Powered Fantasy Football League to Raise $100 Million in ICO

A blockchain startup wants to raise nearly $100 million dollars to create a new form of fantasy football aimed to bring fans together.

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15:34 CryptoCoinsNews.com Jeju Island Aims to Become an ICO-Friendly Blockchain Hub Inspite of South Korea Ban

South Korea’s Jeju island is proposing a plan to become a blockchain haven wherein initial coin offerings (ICOs) would be allowed in the autonomous province despite the ongoing ban in the mainland. According to a report by the JoongAng Daily on Monday, the governor of Jeju Island has formally proposed that the central government of … Continued The post Jeju Island Aims to Become an ICO-Friendly Blockchain Hub Inspite of South Korea Ban appeared first on CCN

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10:12 CoinDesk.com Korea's Jeju Island Seeks to Become an ICO Hub Despite Domestic Ban

Korea's Jeju island is eyeing a plan to allow crypto projects to conduct initial coin offerings in the self-governing province despite a domestic ban.

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13.08.2018
19:21 CryptoCoinsNews.com ICO Exit Scams Have Stolen Nearly $100 Million: Research

The cryptocurrency industry may be maturing, but that doesn’t mean it’s likely to shed its reputation as a playground for scam artists anytime soon. That’s according to a report from Diar, which found that ICO exit scams have now cost investors nearly $100 million. The majority of these stolen funds, an estimated $68 million, has … Continued The post ICO Exit Scams Have Stolen Nearly $100 Million: Research appeared first on CCN

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18:29 ComputerWeekly.com ICO strengthens commitment to technology and innovation

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18:07 CoinDesk.com Former S&P President Leads Seed Round for ICO Compliance Startup

Regtech and compliance startup iComply has just completed a seed funding round led by former Standard and Poor's chief Deven Sharma.

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08:01 CoinDesk.com In Rare Decision, ICO Founders Will Delay Crypto Paydays – For a Decade

Nebulas raised $60 million in an ICO in December, but in order to help its team focus on completing its tech, it's extending its team's token lockup.

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10.08.2018
18:09 CoinDesk.com Public Firm Becomes First to Launch an ICO in Singapore

An e-commerce platform that recently launched a token sale aimed to raise $50 million has become Singapore's first public firm to hold an ICO.

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09.08.2018
19:22 CryptoCoinsNews.com Bad Timing: ‘Thousand-Year Cryptocurrency’ Metronome Blames Bear Market After Pedestrian ICO

Bad timing and a less than spectacular user experience — that’s what cryptocurrency startup Bloq says is to blame for the pedestrian $12 million raised through the metronome (MTN) initial supply auction (ISA), referred to by nearly everyone but the company as an initial coin offering (ICO). Bloq made this assessment in a lengthy post-mortem … Continued The post Bad Timing: ‘Thousand-Year Cryptocurrency’ Metronome Blames Bear Market After Pedestrian ICO appeared first on CCN

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16:35 ComputerWeekly.com ICO fines Emma’s Diary £140,000

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14:21 TheFintechTimes.com Zwoop, the AI and Blockchain Enabled Find Engine, Announces its ICO

Company targets $30m raise for Zwoop token that allows cryptocurrency payment from any merchant in the world. Zwoop is revolutionising e-commerce with its AI and blockchain enabled find engine. Zwoop, the AI and blockchain enabled find engine, has announced its Initial Coin Offering (ICO). The ICO pre-sale will begin on the 28th August 2018 and public ICO on the 25th September 2018. The Zwoop team is targeting a raise of $30m in total, with investors gaining access to the Zwoop token which will facilitate cryptocurrency payments on the platform. Zwoop will transform how the world shops online by removing the frustrations and inefficiencies of existing e-commerce.  It combines AI and blockchain to free shoppers from their dependency on search engines, price comparison sites and online marketplaces, saving them time and money and giving them complete control of their personal data. Zwoop helps shoppers find the products they want from any website, confirm their availability, check for

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09:59 CoinDesk.com Thailand's New ICO Rule Has Already Attracted 20 Crypto Exchanges

A new licensing rule governing initial coin offerings appears to have gained interests from ICO and crypto exchange projects.

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08.08.2018
18:04 CoinDesk.com Tezos ICO Class Action Looms After Motion to Dismiss Denied

A motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit against Tezos' $232 million ICO was denied on Tuesday by a U.S. judge.

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14:04 CoinDesk.com Crypto ICO Metronome Raises $12 Million in Unconventional Auction

An initial coin offering for Metronome let the market find its price with a reverse auction that sold 8 million tokens.

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07.08.2018
14:47 CryptoCoinsNews.com Korean Police Raid Firm in Fraud ICO Probe of $130 Billion Shipwreck

South Korean police have raided the office of the company that claims to have discovered the shipwreck of a Russian pre-World War 1 battleship carrying $130 billion in gold bars and coins. On Tuesday, the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency has raided the offices of Shinil Group, a cryptocurrency startup looking to sell treasure from a … Continued The post Korean Police Raid Firm in Fraud ICO Probe of $130 Billion Shipwreck appeared first on CCN

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05.08.2018
20:13 CryptoCoinsNews.com Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales has ‘Zero Interest’ in an ICO

The founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales, has ruled out the possibility of the free online encyclopedia getting involved with cryptocurrency. Asked whether Wikipedia had any cryptocurrency or ICO ambitions during an interview with Business Insider Wales said the platform had ‘zero interest’. “We are absolutely never going to do that. Zero interest,” Wales said. The … Continued The post Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales has ‘Zero Interest’ in an ICO appeared first on CCN

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03.08.2018
01:50 CoinDesk.com Germany's No.2 Stock Exchange Is Developing an ICO Platform

Boerse Stuttgart Group is developing a suite of crypto services including an ICO platform.

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02.08.2018
15:51 CoinDesk.com Philippines' Proposed ICO Rules Presume All Tokens Are Securities

The Philippines is close to introducing new regulations governing how companies can legally raise funds through initial coin offerings.

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11:37 FinExtra.com Boerse Stuttgart to develop ICO platform and MTF for cryptocurrency trading

Boerse Stuttgart is doubling down on its investment in the crypto markets with plans to develop a ne...

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01.08.2018
21:58 CoinDesk.com Telegram Tech Promised In ICO Vulnerable to Attack, Researchers Say

Telegram has put out its first app since its ICO, but that identity play has security researchers reeling.

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13:55 CoinDesk.com Wikipedia Has 'Zero Interest' in an ICO, Says Jimmy Wales

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has said the not-for-profit online encyclopedia platform will "never" hold an ICO or issue its own cryptocurrency.

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12:09 CryptoCoinsNews.com Korean Shipwreck ICO Under Investigation for Possible Fraud

A South Korean treasure-hunting company called Shinil Group recently made headlines across the world once they announced an ICO after making the big discovery of a sunken Russiani battleship carrying gold worth $130 billion. Team members from the company posted a YouTube video on July 16th showing how they were able to allegedly find wreckage of the … Continued The post Korean Shipwreck ICO Under Investigation for Possible Fraud appeared first on CCN

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31.07.2018
23:51 CoinDesk.com Korean Officials Probe Shipwreck ICO for Possible Fraud

Korean police are investigating a cryptocurrency startup claiming to be selling treasure from a sunken ship, the Korea Joongang Daily reported.

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30.07.2018
18:46 BitcoinMagazine.com Chamber of Digital Commerce Sets Out ICO and Token Guidelines

The Chamber of Digital Commerce’s Token Alliance is producing a new group of guidelines built to help the cryptocurrency and initial coin offering (ICO) markets grow responsibly. Released today as a whitepaper, the report is entitled “Understanding Digital Tokens: Market Overviews & Guidelines for Policymakers & Practitioners.” The paper will specifically pertain to “utility tokens,” which provide users with future access to products or services. In these instances, ICOs will raise money for new blockchain products by offering investors future use of the items being developed (usually at a discounted rate). Former Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) commissioner and CEO of Patomak Global Partners Paul Atkins comments, “These principles are an important tool for responsible growth and smart regulation that strikes the right

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27.07.2018
20:41 CoinDesk.com ICO Platform Promises Full Refund Following $7 Million Hack

Initial coin offering support platform KickICO lost $7.7 million in KICK tokens in a hack on Thursday, the company reported. 

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15:07 CryptoCoinsNews.com Another ICO Hacked: KICKICO Loses $8 Million After Smart Contract Breach

KICKICO, an initial coin offering (ICO) project launched on top of the Ethereum blockchain protocol, was hacked on July 27, losing more than 70 million KICK worth $7.7 million. Smart Contract Breach Dissimilar to most cryptocurrency, blockchain network, and token hacking attempts, the security breach of KICKICO was unique in that the hackers were able … Continued The post Another ICO Hacked: KICKICO Loses $8 Million After Smart Contract Breach appeared first on CCN

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26.07.2018
22:12 CryptoCoinsNews.com Swiss Regulator FINMA Launches Investigation into $100 Million ICO

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) announced on Thursday that it has opened an inquiry into the operations of Envion AG, a blockchain startup that raised more than $100 million through an initial coin offering (ICO). FINMA said that it believes that Envion’s EVN token sale may have violated banking laws by accepting public The post Swiss Regulator FINMA Launches Investigation into $100 Million ICO appeared first on CCN

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18:42 CoinDesk.com Swiss Markets Authority Investigates Troubled $100 Million ICO

Swiss watchdog FINMA announced Thursday that it is investigating Envion AG for potentially breaking financial market rules with its ICO.

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17:10 TheNextWeb.com No, ProtonMail won’t be running an ICO anytime soon

Contrary to the rumors, ProtonMail CEO Andy Yen has stepped forward to clarify that the popular encrypted email service provider will not be running an initial coin offering (ICO) for the time being – nor will it be issuing its own cryptocurrency. “There have been some recent reports online about a ProtonMail ICO,” Yen told Hard Fork in an email. “These are unsubstantiated rumors at this time, and we have made no announcements on this topic.” This is a rather quick turnaround. Earlier this week, Cointelegraph reported that ProtonMail CTO confirmed the email service is “exploring issuing a token as an… This story continues at The Next Web

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24.07.2018
19:06 VentureBeat.com ICOHub and Crunchbase partner to improve ICO transparency

EXCLUSIVE: While the main cryptocurrencies are seeing a slight resurgence, their values are still down from last year’s record numbers. That hasn’t stopped the influx of investment in blockchain projects, however. But one thing remains a thorn in the side of the distributed ledger and cryptocurrency world. According to Satis Group, 78 percent of ICOs are […]

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12:29 ComputerWeekly.com What the ICO's Facebook fine teaches us

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23.07.2018
18:06 CryptoCoinsNews.com Encrypted Email Provider ProtonMail Could be Planning an ICO

Cryptocurrency-friendly encrypted email provider ProtonMail appears to be planning an initial coin offering (ICO), a job posting has revealed. The Swiss firm, founded in 2014 by CERN researchers, has long supported cryptocurrency payments for its premium email and VPN services. Now, the company is hiring a blockchain developer for a project that may see the The post Encrypted Email Provider ProtonMail Could be Planning an ICO appeared first on CCN

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08:39 CoinDesk.com An $8 Million ICO Ran Out of Tokens. What's Next Is Anyone's Guess

What can a blockchain startup do when it runs out of its own tokens? According to U Network, buy back tokens from its ICO investors.

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00:01 CryptoCoinsNews.com Post-ICO Startup Survival Rate Just 44 Percent: Boston College Researchers

A new study released by the Boston College Carroll School of Management has placed the post-initial coin offering (ICO) survival rate of cryptocurrency startups at just 44 percent. Penned by Prof Leonard Kostovetsky and Hugo Benedetti, the study examined more than 4,000 ICOs that raised a total of $12 billion in capital between January 2017 and March 2018, … Continued The post Post-ICO Startup Survival Rate Just 44 Percent: Boston College Researchers appeared first on CCN

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22.07.2018
22:30 CryptoCoinsNews.com Judge Forces Alleged ICO Fraudster to Fork over $3.7 Million in Bitcoin

Dominic Lacroix, the subject of ICO fraud charges, transferred $3.7 million worth of bitcoins to a court-appointed administrator right in a Quebec City courtroom on July 6 as ordered by a judge, according to ICI Quebec. Canada’s Financial Markets Authority and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission claimed Lacroix was responsible for a fundraising scheme … Continued The post Judge Forces Alleged ICO Fraudster to Fork over $3.7 Million in Bitcoin appeared first on CCN

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14:31 KoreaTimes.co.kr Korean lawmakers racing to regulate crypto, ICO, blockchain

Rep. Park Yong-jin of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea, Rep. Chung Tae-ok of the main opposition Liberty Party Korea (LPK) and Rep. Choung Byoung-gug of the minor opposition Bareun Mirae Party are most committed to the issue. They plan to submit their respective bills regarding the legal status of cryptocurrency and requirements for crypto exchanges, among other things.

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13:40 CryptoCoinsNews.com Korean Firm Discovers $130 Billion in Gold from Sunken Russian Battleship, Plans To Launch ICO

Shinil Group, a South Korea treasure-hunting company, has announced that it will launch an ICO after discovering worth $130 billion in gold from the wreckage of the Russian cruiser Dmitrii Donskoi. Dmitrii Donskoi was scuttled in 1905 after being severely damaged in the Russo-Japanese War. Since then, it has been ‘found’ many times in the past two decades. The post Korean Firm Discovers $130 Billion in Gold from Sunken Russian Battleship, Plans To Launch ICO appeared first on CCN

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20.07.2018
14:38 ComputerWeekly.com Uptick in UK privacy awareness, says ICO

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19.07.2018
22:46 CryptoCoinsNews.com JPMorgan Wants to Use Blockchain to Issue ICO Tokens

American investment banking giant JPMorgan Chase is pursuing a patent for a distributed system that uses blockchain technology to issue virtual depository receipts that sound suspiciously like initial coin offering (ICO) tokens. JPMorgan Wants to Host IPOs on a Blockchain The patent application, filed by JPMorgan in January and published by the U.S. Patent & The post JPMorgan Wants to Use Blockchain to Issue ICO Tokens appeared first on CCN

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18.07.2018
18:51 BitcoinMagazine.com Blockchain Startup Launches Platform for Risk-Managed ICO Investments

CoinMirror, a Berlin-based startup, is launching the public beta of its platform for ICO investments on the Ethereum mainnet today, July 18, 2018. The platform seeks to provide investment opportunities to investors regardless of available capital. Speaking with , CoinMirror co-founder Sebastian Hoffmann stated, “We came up with CoinMirror to democratize investing by providing access and education. We want to break down investment barriers and give power back to the people. We are excited to launch our solution and contribute to the decentralized community, and ultimately help to accelerate the healthy evolution of the ecosystem.” ICOs have revolutionized the fundraising process globally, but it has also created a range of problems for the average investor. From minimum investment thresholds to the absence of due diligence (DD)

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17:54 Techcrunch.Com Kik launches beta product after $100 million ICO

Kik made waves last year after a successful $100 million ICO. Now the company has released its first beta product related to its Kin token. Called Kinit, it’s a simple wallet that enables users to earn, store, and spend its tokens. “Kinit is a fun, easy way to earn Kin, a new cryptocurrency made for […]

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17:17 Entrepreneur.com Should You Launch an ICO to Raise Money for Your Startup?

As of February 2018, 46 percent of the previous year's ICOs had already failed -- despite the fact that they had raised more than $104 million.

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17.07.2018
19:09 CryptoCoinsNews.com Kik Beta App ‘Kinit’ Goes Live on Google Play after $100 Million ICO

Kik rolled out its much anticipated the standalone app, KinIt just a few months after it posted its product vision on Medium. The product is quite unique in that it has the potential to instantly become the largest consumer-facing cryptocurrency app. Kin’s vision is quite ambitious but with more than $100 million in the bank form … Continued The post Kik Beta App ‘Kinit’ Goes Live on Google Play after $100 Million ICO appeared first on CCN

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02:26 CoinDesk.com CFTC Says Buyer Beware in New ICO Advisory

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued a warning on initial coin offerings (ICOs) and crypto-assets.

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16.07.2018
23:33 CryptoCoinsNews.com Fmr. Macau Gangster Raises $750 Million in 5-Minute ICO

An initial coin offering (ICO) operated by a little-known company in China and backed by a former Macau gangster raised $750 million in less than five minutes. The South China Morning Post reports that World Hung Mun Investment — led by former 14K Triad gangster “Broken Tooth” Wan Kuok-koi — sold 450 million “HB” tokens The post Fmr. Macau Gangster Raises $750 Million in 5-Minute ICO appeared first on CCN

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17:02 TheFintechTimes.com Positive.com: ICO Projects Contain Five Security Vulnerabilities On Average

Positive.com’s specialist anti-fraud team found an average of five separate vulnerabilities in each project they examined in 2017, revealing the extent of risk for ICO management teams and investors alike. 47% of ICO vulnerabilities uncovered by Positive.com’s anti-fraud team were medium to high severity. Just one vulnerability is enough for attackers to steal investors’ money and do irreparable damage to corporate reputation. According to various estimates, total investments in ICOs exceeded $5 billion in 2017, with the first quarter of 2018 showing no sign of slowdown. With large sums of money available, incentives for cybercriminals are high, and in fact, we saw 7% of all funds raised in ICOs last year stolen, to the value of $300 million. Of all the security audits conducted for Positive.com clients active in ICOs and blockchain deployment in the banking industry in 2017, only one did not contain any critical flaws. Positive.com has launched the open beta phase of its

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15:05 TheFintechTimes.com “You can’t buy credibility. You earn it.” Trust building is the best way to get ICO investors in this market.

People who got rich riding the crypto wave in the second part of last year are under pressure. If they held on to their coins and did not liquidate during December-January, their patience is being tested. Cryptocurrency market is living through challenging times during the first half of 2018 – the overall market valuation has dropped around 70% and is hovering over $250 billion at the moment. Baltic fintech startup ORCA Alliance is experiencing the market volatility first hand – bear run is making the battleground for ICO investors increasingly fierce. The number of ICO projects which are aiming to raise millions is growing on a monthly basis but investors are harder to find. Pessimistic market sentiment means that new market entrants are more likely to buy and hold cryptocurrencies which are already traded on exchanges. They choose hodling rather than trying their luck at ICO investments. Security issues and frequently reappearing news about hacks and fund losses is not adding

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14.07.2018
04:49 South China Morning Post Former Macau gangster ‘Broken Tooth’ signs poker deal with secretive Chinese firm after raising US$750 million in cryptocurrency ICO

Former Macau triad gangster “Broken Tooth” Wan Kuok-koi has partnered with a mysterious Beijing firm to back chess and poker tournaments on the mainland, as it emerged he raised US$750 million in less than five minutes in an initial coin offering for his ‘HB’ cryptocurrency. Wan launched the ICO in a star-studded event in Cambodia, attended by high-ranking government officials and military officials, businessmen, and celebrities from mainland China and Hong Kong. In...

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13.07.2018
16:21 CoinDesk.com CoinList's Fifth ICO Is a $61 Million Bid to Tokenize All the Assets

CoinList, arguably the top site for listing token sales, has chosen TrustToken as the fifth ICO to be hosted on its website.

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13:14 FinExtra.com Jersey issues 'crypto-friendly' ICO guidance note

The Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) has today issued a guidance note containing informat...

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11.07.2018
20:56 Telegraph.co.uk The Labour Party was illegally sold the data of more than a million new parents, claims the ICO

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20:38 FT.com Technology ICO says ‘Emma’s Diary’ company sold data to Labour Party

Marketing business faces £140,000 fine for sale of 1m households’ information

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11:38 ComputerWeekly.com Facebook could face ICO fine of up to £500,000

ComputerWeekly’s best articles of the day

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03:08 TheRegister.co.uk ICO fines Facebook £500,000 for Cambridge Analytica scandal

Just over 13 minutes of profit - Zuck must be terrified Facebook has received a £500,000 fine from the UK’s data protection watchdog for failing to protect users’ info or tell them how their data will be harvested.…

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07.07.2018
21:48 CryptoCoinsNews.com Fifty Shades of Blockchain: Meet Dogecoin Creator’s Erotic, ICO-Crazed Twitter Bot

Dogecoin creator Jackson Palmer has moved onto a new project — a Twitter bot that mixes dialogue from the infamous erotic romance novel Fifty Shades of Grey with blockchain whitepaper jargon. There are shackles attached at each bonus period. — Fifty Shades of Blockchain (@blockshade) July 6, 2018 Fifty Shades of Grey reached global recognition The post Fifty Shades of Blockchain: Meet Dogecoin Creator’s Erotic, ICO-Crazed Twitter Bot appeared first on CCN

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06.07.2018
14:51 ComputerWeekly.com ICO Grants Programme launches second round of funding

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05.07.2018
14:15 CoinDesk.com Thailand SEC Reveals Date for Enacting ICO Licensing Rule

After a months-long process that saw public hearings and legislative debates, Thailand regulators said a rule on ICOs will take effect this month.

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12:36 CryptoCoinsNews.com Thailand Regulator Publishes ICO Regulations; 7 Cryptocurrencies Approved

Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the country’s capital markets authority, has announced a regulatory framework for initial coin offerings (ICOs) which will go into effect on July 16. Under the new guidelines, ICO issuers are mandated to have a company registered in Thailand approved by the SEC with a minimum registered capital of 5 … Continued The post Thailand Regulator Publishes ICO Regulations; 7 Cryptocurrencies Approved appeared first on CCN

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03.07.2018
22:16 TechnologyReview.com Despite shadiness and crackdowns, the ICO boom is bigger than ever

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14:07 CoinDesk.com Smartphone Giant Xiaomi Disavows ICO Token Pegged to Its Stock

An initial coin offering is selling a token that claims to be pegged to smartphone maker Xiaomi's stock price in its IPO next week.

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02.07.2018
16:14 EFinancialNews.com Crypto downturn? ICO fundraising surges in 2018

A regulatory crackdown has failed to derail initial coin offerings, a controversial fundraising method

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30.06.2018
21:09 CryptoCoinsNews.com Envion ICO Scandal: Court Rules in Cryptocurrency Mining Firm Founders’ Favor

Since our last article on the unfolding situation with the deadlocked Envion ICO, a group identifying themselves to CCN as Concerned Envion Investors have been working to produce evidence that CEO Mathias Woestmann snatched the company from the founders and falsified documents to seal the deal. Now they claim to have that evidence. The case The post Envion ICO Scandal: Court Rules in Cryptocurrency Mining Firm Founders’ Favor appeared first on CCN

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29.06.2018
23:02 CryptoCoinsNews.com Hong Kong VC Invests $160 Million in Overstock-Backed tZero ICO

A Hong Kong-based venture capital firm is placing a major bet that tZero, a security token exchange owned by e-commerce company Overstock, will prove to be a central hub in what blockchain visionaries have termed the “tokenization of everything.” GSR Capital, which also has offices in Beijing and Silicon Valley, has entered into an agreement The post Hong Kong VC Invests $160 Million in Overstock-Backed tZero ICO appeared first on CCN

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19:27 ValueWalk.com PwC Strategy & Crypto Valley Association Release Second Quarterly Global ICO Report

PwC Strategy&, in collaboration with the Crypto Valley Association (CVA), a not-for-profit established to foster the growth of the blockchain ecosystem in Switzerland, has published the June 2018 edition of their quarterly reports on the global ICO market. Q1 hedge […] The post PwC Strategy & Crypto Valley Association Release Second Quarterly Global ICO Report appeared first on ValueWalk.

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28.06.2018
22:28 CryptoCoinsNews.com TKO: Mayweather-Backed ICO Is a Security, US Judge Says

An initial coin offering (ICO) token promoted by boxing legend Floyd Mayweather is a security, a US district court judge has said. Magistrate Judge Andrea Simonton made this determination in a report related to a class action lawsuit against the operators of Centra Tech, a cryptocurrency startup whose $32 million ICO was shut down by … Continued The post TKO: Mayweather-Backed ICO Is a Security, US Judge Says appeared first on CCN

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06:53 CoinDesk.com US Judge Says Boxer-Backed ICO Token Is a Security

A Florida district court has published an analysis explaining how Centra Tech's CTR token is a security. 

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02:08 CryptoCoinsNews.com Crypto Service Uphold to Launch Securities Division, List ICO Tokens

Cryptocurrency-based financial services platform Uphold has announced that it will launch a securities division and begin listing initial coin offering (ICO) tokens, a move that was made possible through the acquisition of a licensed broker-dealer. Uphold to List ICO Tokens The firm, which has offices in four countries and serves customers in more than 180, … Continued The post Crypto Service Uphold to Launch Securities Division, List ICO Tokens appeared first on CCN

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00:46 BitcoinMagazine.com TaTaTu Hosts the World’s Third-Largest ICO, Earns Over $500 Million

TaTaTu Token has sold over $575 million worth of its currency through an initial coin offering (ICO), making it the third-largest coin offering, behind Telegram and EOS, respectively. Known as TTU tokens, the currency is the blockchain entertainment platform’s central unit of exchange, and all private sale proceeds will go toward funding technical development and growing the company’s customer base. TaTaTu is a decentralized system that financially rewards users for viewing content and referring their friends and family to the platform. Users can earn TTU tokens by streaming films and related projects at no cost and by voting to choose which types of content TaTaTu should host in the future. All projects are monetized based on the number of views they receive, and creators earn funds depending on their projects’ popularity. In

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27.06.2018
12:31 TheRegister.co.uk ICO seeks views on how tween-friendly websites should be designed

More Pewdiepie is definitely not an option The UK's data protection watchdog is crowdsourcing ideas for the code that will govern how websites and apps aimed at under-16s are designed.…

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06:45 Zdnet.com ​Facebook holds ICO ban but allows 'approved' cryptocurrency ads

The social network has tweaked its financial product scam ban, now allowing ads that promote cryptocurrency and related content from pre-approved advertisers only.

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26.06.2018
12:04 TheNextWeb.com Meet the ‘reverse ICO,’ where existing companies run a token sale

In 2017, Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) netted a collective $5.6 billion, becoming one of the hottest tech trends of the year. Also referred to as token sale, ICO is a method for companies to raise funds by selling their own proprietary cryptocurrencies on the blockchain. In many cases, blockchain startups managed to raise millions of dollars by introducing nothing more than a conceptual whitepaper, a flashy website, a promo video and a team of veteran engineers. However, this wasn’t without troubles and controversies, especially as the crypto industry is still highly unregulated. A considerable number of blockchain projects died and… This story continues at The Next Web

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25.06.2018
22:21 CryptoCoinsNews.com AI Reads 100 ICO Papers, Publishes a Crypto Whitepaper: Here’s How it Sounds

Clay Space, a blockchain researcher and the founder of Blockspace Media, recently ran a study by feeding an artificial intelligence (AI) system 100 initial coin offering (ICO) whitepapers and having it produce its own. Essentially, through the utilization of AI and machine learning, Space had an AI system, which previously had no knowledge of cryptocurrency … Continued The post AI Reads 100 ICO Papers, Publishes a Crypto Whitepaper: Here’s How it Sounds appeared first on CCN

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23.06.2018
03:20 CryptoCoinsNews.com US Lawmaker Calls For ‘Light Touch’ on ICO Regulation

US Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH) said a “light touch” regulatory framework is needed for the initial coin offering (ICO) market during a CNBC  “Squawk Box.” interview. Davidson is a member of the House Financial Services Committee of the House of Representatives. “We want to make sure that the United States’ capital markets stay strong and The post US Lawmaker Calls For ‘Light Touch’ on ICO Regulation appeared first on CCN

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22.06.2018
19:30 TechInvestorNews.com ICO Holder Named @ExpoDX Media Sponsor | @ICOHolder #FinTech #Blockchain #Bitcoin #Ethereum (iPhone Developer's Journal)

iPhone Developer's JournalICO Holder Named @ExpoDX Media Sponsor | @ICOHolder #FinTech #Blockchain #Bitcoin #Ethereum - DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that ICOHOLDER named Media Sponsor of Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO. ICOHOLDER gives detailed information and help the community to invest in the trusty projects. Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO has opened its Call for Papers. The two-day event will present 20 top Blockchain experts. All ...

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11:05 TheNextWeb.com Meet the ‘reverse ICO,’ where existing companies run a token sales

In 2017, Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) netted a collective $5.6 billion, becoming one of the hottest tech trends of the year. Also referred to as token sale, ICO is a method for companies to raise funds by selling their own proprietary cryptocurrencies on the blockchain. In many cases, blockchain startups managed to raise millions of dollars by introducing nothing more than a conceptual whitepaper, a flashy website, a promo video and a team of veteran engineers. However, this wasn’t without troubles and controversies, especially as the crypto industry is still highly unregulated. A considerable number of blockchain projects died and… This story continues at The Next Web

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21.06.2018
22:57 CryptoCoinsNews.com SEC Obtains Another Order to Freeze Plexcoin ICO Assets

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has obtained an additional emergency court order from a federal court in Brooklyn, New York freezing assets linked to Dominic Lacroix, the founder of PlexCoin whose assets were frozen when the its ICO was halted amid a fraud investigation in December 2017. Announcing the court order in a communique … Continued The post SEC Obtains Another Order to Freeze Plexcoin ICO Assets appeared first on CCN

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18:33 TechInvestorNews.com ICO Holder Named @ExpoDX Media Sponsor | @ICOHolder #FinTech #Blockchain #Bitcoin #Ethereum (Wireless Developer's Journal)

Wireless Developer's JournalICO Holder Named @ExpoDX Media Sponsor | @ICOHolder #FinTech #Blockchain #Bitcoin #Ethereum - DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that ICOHOLDER named Media Sponsor of Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO. ICOHOLDER gives detailed information and help the community to invest in the trusty projects. Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO has opened its Call for Papers. The two-day event will present 20 top Blockchain experts. All ...

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