Tag: initial coin offerings
MusicLife raises $5m for blockchain-based ‘music exchange’
We may be over the first rush of ‘initial coin offerings’ (ICOs) given the growing number of blockchain startups announcing funding from more traditional sources. Singapore-based MusicLife is the latest example around...
August 28, 2018
VR concerts startup Ceek to use blockchain smart contracts
Ceek is one of the startups looking for a business model in broadcasting music concerts in virtual-reality. Now it’s adding a splash of blockchain technology into its mix, and yes, inevitably this involves a token sale. “Ceek...
April 16, 2018
Report claims 46% of ICOs from 2017 are already defunct
Fears that the mania for blockchain startups and initial coin offerings (ICOs) are a bubble will hardly be assuaged by a new report published by news site Bitcoin.com. “Tokendata, one of the more comprehensive ICO trackers,...
February 26, 2018
Blockchain startup Guts Tickets raises $2.5m (so far) from ICO
Dutch startup Guts Tickets is one of the companies exploring blockchain technology’s potential for the music industry – but in its case, the focus is on selling tickets rather than recorded music. The company has just...
October 31, 2017
ICOs raised $797m in the second quarter of 2017 alone
Despite being banned in China and regulated more strictly in the US, initial coin offerings (ICOs) for blockchain-based startups are going to be drumming up large amounts of funding for a while yet. A new report by Coindesk...
September 8, 2017
Initial coin offerings are now banned in China
The Chinese government has banned initial coin offerings (ICOs), claiming that businesses raising funding through offers of virtual coins or tokens are engaging in “essentially a form of unapproved illegal public financing...
September 5, 2017
Ethereum expert delivers warning about Initial Coin Offerings
We’ve written a few times recently about the boom in ‘initial coin offerings’ (ICOs) for blockchain-based startups. It’s a way of raising money by selling ‘tokens’ for a new cryptocurrency in exchange for an...
July 19, 2017