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Tokens 101

What is the ERC-1155 Protocol?

ERC-1155 is a new protocol that claims to solve the problems associated with ERC-721.

What is an ICO?

An initial coin offering (ICO) is a fundraising method for entrepreneurs in which they solicit funds from investors in exchange for coins or tokens related to ...

What is the Difference Between Coins and Tokens?

Coins and tokens are often used interchangeably in crypto parlance, but they are distinct items with separate purposes.

What is a Security Token?

Security tokens are tokens that offer complete or fractional ownership of an asset or company to investors.

What was the First ICO?

Early on, ICOs were primarily popular among niche investors who saw a clear market opportunity for crypto and blockchain-based ventures.

Are ICOs Scams?

In 2017, 78% of all ICOs were identified as scams, according to a study by the advisory firm Statis Group. Cybersecurity company Carbon Black also found that ...

What is an ICO Token?

In the context of cryptocurrency, “coin” and “token” are sometimes, inaccurately, used interchangeably. Despite some overlap, they have very distinct ...

What is a Non-Fungible Token?

Each NFT is unlike the others and not equivalent in value.

What is the Difference Between an ICO and STO?

Given the similarities, it might be easy to confuse them, but there are structural differences between the two.

What is an STO?

STOs are a method for entrepreneurs, venture funds and organizations to raise money by issuing tokens.

Regulatory

Notable ICO Scams

Since the early days of ICOs, entrepreneurs have found ways to deceive both investors and regulatory bodies.

What is the Howey Test?

Classification as a security token makes issuers of such tokens liable for additional responsibilities, such as maintaining a white list of accredited ...

Current Events

AR/VR ICOs

While evaluating investment in an AR/VR ICO, it is important to consider the nature of coins being issued. Generally, coins that are used for transactions ...

Crypto 101

Cryptocurrency Mining: The Basic Economics

Understanding the economics of crypto mining — how it impacts and is impacted by certain blockchain activities — is critical to understanding coin price ...

What Are Stablecoins?

Stablecoins are meant to be stable with respect to their price action. This stability is achieved by pegging the coin’s value to a tradeable basket of goods.

Token Sales

Why did ICOs Become Popular?

The rapid rise in popularity of ICOs was primarily due to three simultaneous developments.

How can you tell if an ICO is a Scam/Fake?

There are certainly bad actors in the space whose only intention is to exit a sale with their investors’ cash, but many ICOs fail for far less sinister reasons ...

What is an ICO?

An initial coin offering (ICO) is a fundraising method for entrepreneurs in which they solicit funds from investors in exchange for coins or tokens related to ...

What is an Initial Exchange Offering (IEO)?

Initial exchange offerings are a variation of the more popular form of fundraising known as initial coin offerings. As the name suggests, these sales are ...

What was the First ICO?

Early on, ICOs were primarily popular among niche investors who saw a clear market opportunity for crypto and blockchain-based ventures.

Are ICOs Scams?

In 2017, 78% of all ICOs were identified as scams, according to a study by the advisory firm Statis Group. Cybersecurity company Carbon Black also found that ...

Security

What is Cryptocurrency Insurance and Do You Need It?

Cryptocurrency insurance is a type of insurance that covers operational aspects of cryptocurrency-related products and services.
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