How to launch a compliant ICO – Private ICO ?

Note: This post does not provide legal advice. In any token sale, there are a host of legal requirements to consider. Please consult your own securities lawyer. “I believe every ICO I’ve seen is a security… ICOs that are securities offerings, we should regulate them like we regulate securities offerings. End of story.” This is […]

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Why KYC compliance is necessary for ICO?

In the early days of ICOs, startups that used token sales to raise funds created their own set of rules and regulations as opposed to abiding by laws. This led to the rise in illegal operations like scams, frauds and money laundering as laws that regulated such sales were in its infancy and not executed […]

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ICO Airdrop Programs : How to do it for the maximum results ?

What makes ICOs so desirable for the startups is undoubtedly their ability to raise funds easily for the development of the company. However, attracting investors towards an ICO is clearly a difficult task at hand. Numerous ICOs are being introduced every day and as a result, raising the funds you require may seem like a pipe dream […]

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How Bounty Programs can help your ICO project

We’ve already discussed in previous posts about how ICOs are the most popular method for startups to raise funds for their project or idea. A well-tailored marketing strategy – the bounty program can make your ICO reach to a large group of potential investors and increase your value. It is old school but still very […]

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How important is Referral Programs for your ICO?

Mostly, it is difficult for ICO founders to gather enough people to invest in their project but a good marketing strategy can make a difference. This brings me to the topic at hand — Referral Programs : one of the most effective marketing strategy involving word of mouth. According to the Harvard Business Review, “Referral marketing is the […]

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Reverse ICO : How existing businesses can launch an ICO

ICOs are launched by blockchain startups to raise enough funds to develop and deploy their project and to meet the operations costs for a few initial years. Since 2013, we have seen several ICOs come and go, many of those have succeeded and even more have failed. Anyhow, ICOs have helped numerous entrepreneurs to raise […]

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How to make the best out of your ICO’s PR strategy

Launching an ICO can be very exciting for new startups. It gives you a hope that your newest project can get all the funds and investments easily. Smooth sailing, right? One would think so since last year, startups raised over $5.6 billion in funding through ICOs. That is huge. However, only 48% of those ICOs […]

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Watchout for these common mistakes entrepreneurs make in launching ICOs

Initial coin offerings or ICO have gained much wider attention over the past couple of years. In 2017, the ICO funding market exploded with a whopping $1.2 billion with more than 94 ICOs. It is expected to reach $1 trillion valuations at the end of this year. However, most of the ICOs launching nowadays has failed […]

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Understanding STOs (Security Token Offerings)

The buzz created by ICOs for past 2 years have caught the attention of almost every entrepreneur. Especially since in 2017 when it outperformed venture capital funding and became the number one method of funding blockchain organizations. The rapid growth in this particular sector has attracted a few fraudsters to come up with fake campaigns […]

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ICO community management : How to do it better ?

There have been 852 ICOs in the first quarter of 2018 which has raised over $5B in funding. Due to this growth in the interest for ICOs, this sector has become crowded, making it harder for new ICO companies to catch the attraction of the investors and to build an active investor community. Projects which raise […]

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Understanding ICO token models. How to choose the best for your project?

The ICO market is growing rapidly and it’s a new avenue for startups to raise funds needed to launch their projects. Defining and communicating each facet of a token sale is very important for the successful funding as it mitigates risks and illustrates trust and transparency between founders and investors. One of the key aspects […]

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How to design the tokenomics for your ICO? – Part 1

Blockchain and ICOs have been going through an amazing phase over the last couple of years. Today, ICOs are one of the most sought-after ways for Blockchain startups to raise capital for their businesses. Until the first quarter of 2018, the total funds raised through ICOs sums to $6.3 billion, which is 118 percent of total […]

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