Initial Coin Offerings

‘Gold-Backed’ Crypto Token’s Promoter Investigated by Florida Regulators

Karatbars, issuer of a purportedly gold-backed crypto token, is under investigation by Florida regulators over links to a Miami “crypto…

SEC Charges Adult Entertainment Token Platform With 2017 ICO Fraud

The U.S. SEC has charged the CEO of an online adult entertainment marketplace with running a fraudulent initial coin offering…

How Celsius Turned Its Crypto ICO Into a Billion-Dollar Lending Business

The Takeaway: Crypto lending startup Celsius raised $50 million in a token sale in 2018. Lending volume has surged since…

This Crypto Is Worth Less Than 1 Cent. VCs Are Betting Millions on Its Future

Not all token sales led to quick failures or cash grabs. Some were part of a broader, albeit ambitious, business…

Co-Founder Sues Israeli Blockchain Firm for Breach of Contract

Co-founders of Israeli blockchain firm Orbs are being sued by former partner Elad Arad following the dissolution of his shares…

Large Regulated Token Sales Indicate ICOs May Be Coming Back

Initial coin offerings have seen a significant decline in popularity, but they are not to be written off completely. Although…

Bancor Raised $153 Million and Found Actual Users. Why Did Its Token Tank?

The cryptocurrency industry is still grappling with the legal implications of the initial coin offering (ICO) trend of 2017. Two…

This Rare ‘Physical’ Bitcoin Can Be Yours for $99,000

A physical bitcoin (BTC) is selling on eBay for $99,000, a listing on July 1 shows. The seller claims the “collector’s must have”…

Kik vs SEC: The Lawyers Speak

The SEC has filed a complaint against Kik, claiming the company's initial coin offering was a breach of federal securities…

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