Interview with Nicholas Amato – CEO of 803 MINE

Posted on October 16, 2017

Thank you for agreeing to be interviewed about your project and ICO. We will publish this interview as an article on the site. Please send an image of the person you would like the interview to be attributed to. BitcoinX: Thank you for taking the time to chat with us today. So, tell us who […]

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Interview with Stanislav Taktaev – Founder and CEO of DARFchain

Posted on September 21, 2017

BitcoinX: Thank you for taking the time to chat with us today. So, tell us who you are and what your position is at DARFCHAIN? DARFCHAIN: My name is Stanislav Taktaev, and I’m a founder and CEO of DARFchain. BitcoinX: Tell us – what is DARFCHAIN? What is the main idea behind the project and […]

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Neo & Bee Moves Forward With Reverse ICO

Posted on September 15, 2017

After years of total silence, failed bitcoin startup Neo & Bee is finding its way back into the spotlight for doing the one thing no one expected: Repaying investors. Last month, the long-shuttered “bitcoin bank” sent out emails inviting shareholders to access a new “redemption portal” for “NEOBEE” tokens. (Full disclosure: This reporter owns a […]

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China’s ICO “Ban” May Actually Be A “Pause”

Posted on September 13, 2017

Last week, Chinese financial regulators sent shockwaves across the cryptocurrency world when reports surfaced that authorities were preparing for a crackdown on ICOs and exchanges in the country. Although hardly surprising given the Chinese government’s often tense relationship with the booming blockchain sector, many suspected that the so-called “ban” on ICOs wasn’t quite what it […]

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Russia Reverses Stance on ICOs

Posted on September 11, 2017

Late last week, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov told reporters that his ministry was drafting plans to regulate both cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs). The move comes as a surprise, as only last year the ministry proposed criminal charges — with a maximum sentence of seven years in jail — for those dealing in […]

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Canadian Regulators Give Green Light To ICO

Posted on September 8, 2017

This week, Quebec’s financial regulatory agency — Autorite des Marches Financiers (AMF) — announced that it would be including an ICO into its experimental “sandbox” program for non-traditional securities and financial instruments. The AMF has approved a proposal from Toronto-based “socially responsible” banking startup Impak Finance, giving official approval to its MPK coin ICO. The […]

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After SEC contact, Protostarr ICO shuts down and offers refunds

Posted on September 6, 2017

Late last week, the founders of the Protostarr token announced that they would be immediately halting operations following contact with the enforcement arm of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The project will also be returning the 119.5 ETH raised during their ICO (around $40,000 at press time), which launched on August 13th. The […]

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China’s Central Bank Bans ICOs

Posted on September 4, 2017

In a new ruling published on Monday, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) declared ICOs and similar cryptocurrency-based fundraising tools to be illegal within the country. The PBOC’s statement also demanded that all current ICOs on China-based exchanges be halted immediately, and that funds from previous ICO rounds be returned. The ruling follows an extended […]

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Meet Anton Galenovich – Leader of DAO IPCI Team

Posted on September 3, 2017

BitcoinX: Thank you for taking the time to chat with us today. So, tell us who you are and what your position is at DAO IPCI? DAO IPCI: Anton Galenovich – leader of DAO IPCI Team. BitcoinX: Tell us – what is DAO IPCI? What is the main idea behind the project and why did you […]

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The Quick Start Guide for Participating in an ICO

Posted on August 31, 2017

Few things are as exciting as the launch of a new initial coin offering (ICO). But if you’re new to the club, the process for actually participating in an ICO can be downright confusing. Most of the popular guides on the subject assume that you’re already familiar with the basics of both managing cryptocurrency and […]

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Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) – Weekly Overview

Posted on August 30, 2017

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Getting Real About Estonia’s Government-Backed ICO

Posted on August 30, 2017

Last week, the tiny Baltic nation of Estonia found itself at the heart of the cryptocurrency and ICO rumor mill. In a post on Medium, the managing director of Estonia’s e-Residency program, Kaspar Korjus, said that the country was considering the possibility of launching its very own ICO. The proposed token — tentatively named “Estcoin” […]

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SEC Issues Investor Warning On ICOs

Posted on August 29, 2017

Yesterday, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued an “Investor Alert” about “potential scams involving stock of companies claiming to be related to, or asserting they are engaging in, Initial Coin Offerings (or ICOs).” Given the turbulent and uneasy relationship between the U.S. government and crypto-based startups, this investor warning sent a brief chill […]

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ICO Scene Overview: August 2017

Posted on August 28, 2017

Only a few years ago, the idea of treating bitcoin as a serious investment was, to the financial mainstream at least, laughable. Why take a risk on this digital funny money when there were “real” currencies to invest in? Looking back, those experts and talking heads couldn’t have been more wrong.

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Do’s and Don’ts : White Paper for ICO

Posted on August 24, 2017

Cryptocurrency, specifically Blockchain, has been proven to be a groundbreaking technology in society today, yet it is still in the early stages of adoption. Consequently, many new cryptocurrency concepts are being marketed to bridge the gap between technical complexity and usability of Blockchain. Cryptocurrencies will change the world . Initial Coin Offering’ ( ICO’s) seem […]

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