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The ICO Scam Train Arrives in Sweden – Meet “Starflow”

ICO scams can take many forms. There are phishing scams, perpetrated by impostors. There are the straight-up take-your-money-and-run exit scams. And there are the pointless ICO scams which will rob investors by failing to deliver a viable working...

ICO Craze Lures Australian Investors

The hype surrounding the profit-potential associated with initial coin offerings (ICOs) is continuing to attract participation from Australian investors. Despite the potential to incur fast losses just as easily as fast profits, many Australians appear to be dabbling...

Atari Joins Growing List of Old Brands Trying To Revitalize Through Cryptocurrency

For generation X-ers, old enough to remember a time when photographs were analogue and games consoles were 16-bit, brands such as Kodak and Atari evoke fuzzy nostalgia. Nothing perfect lasts forever though, and those companies which once dominated...

Token Holders Don’t Give a Damn About Voting Rights and Community Governance

You’ve probably heard of The DAO and you’ve certainly heard of the ICO. Now say hello to the DAICO, an “innovative fundraising model” that aims to combine the best of both frameworks. The Abyss Platform is the first...

The Satoshi Revolution – Chapter 5: ICOs – Peril or Menace or Expression of Satoshi Spirit? (Part 2)

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations. Section 2 : The Moral Imperative of Privacy Chapter 5: Implementing Crypto Privacy by Wendy McElroy ICOs: Peril or Menace or Expression of Satoshi Spirit? (Chapter 5, Part 2) It...

Many Token Crowdsales No Longer That Open to the Crowds

The ICO was hailed as the new IPO, offering a more egalitarian way of raising funds. The fact that crowdsales bring in millions of extra dollars and create an active community from day one doesn’t hurt either. In...

The Bee Token Crowdsale Stung by $400k Phishing Scam

The Bee Token, 2018’s most eagerly anticipated and oversubscribed ICO, has had a disastrous start to its crowdsale. Over 100,000 people had applied to be whitelisted, and the anticipation in the group’s Telegram channel was palpable. The moment...