$1.3bn has been invested in Initial Coin Offering (ICO) also known as Token Sales. Regulators such as the SEC are starting to form opinions.
We wrote a blog post on this subject matter to give you an overview on Initial Coin Offerings and how it impacts investors on BnkToTheFuture and the upcoming regulatory challenges.
When Bitcoin was born in 2008 it inherited the label cryptocurrency. Even though it is not just a currency but also a commodity, store of value and protocol technology, people associate it most with disruption in the currency markets.
Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) more accurately known as token sales, seek to disrupt equity by allowing for the creation of tokens for blockchain based companies or projects. At the moment they are mostly all built using Ethereum and some early adopters of the cryptocurrency markets are slowly assuming the following belief and conclusion:
“Where Bitcoin is disrupting currency, Ethereum is disrupting equity.”
Whether this is true or not it is still very unclear, but several things have changed over the last year that investors need to be aware of.
In The News
Our CEO and co-founder Simon Dixon gave an interview on his belief and forecasts on what would happen to Bitcoin, Altcoins, ICO’s and FinTech companies in an economic slump or crash as well as some forecasts on Bitcoin scaling, digital money and the economy in general.
Other BnkToTheFuture News
Last few hours & over $1,000,000 raised for Pandai:
For those that want exposure to the growth of the Internet Finance boom in China, qualifying investors may be interested in subscribing to the last bit of investment available in Pandai here.
New pitch live – Coinsecure:
Nowhere in the world has a larger ‘war on cash’ problem than India. That’s why we are investing in CoinSecure, one of India’s leading Bitcoin exchanges. CoinSecure is now live for qualifying investors on our online investment platform.
330% share price increase for Wirex investors:
Wirex offers USD, EUR and GBP debit cards that can be topped up using Bitcoin allowing you to spend your Bitcoin wherever Visa is accepted. With the investment from one of the largest banks in Japan our investors have already achieved a share price increase of over 330% and you can watch the full case study here.
New Token Sale / ICO page:
If you are launching a token sale or ICO and would like to apply to have BnkToTheFuture as a strategic purchaser then read more details here and make a quick application. If you qualify and would like to explore co-purchasing with us on the most favourable terms pre-ICO then we are actively working on both ‘equity bonus deals’ (co-investing) as well as ‘pre-sale token deals’ (co-purchasing). More details here.
Over $174,500,000 invested:
We have now passed $174.5m invested in funding rounds listed on our Online Investment Platform. We thank every investor who have contributed to an investment in the Future of Finance and Technology. More details can be found on our home page
We have now paid our BnkToTheFuture Professional Investor Members over 765,000 of dividends and over $6,700,000 has been returned through our dividend paying funds.
We are delighted to have over 40,500 (and counting) real active registered BF Professional Investor Members on our Online Investment Platform who are waiting for more Financial Innovation & Technology Investment opportunities to invest in. Click here to find an opportunity you like.
More financial innovation:
If you are involved in Financial Innovation & Technology, then we would love to receive your application and explore if you can raise investment with us. About 89% of companies that have listed on our Online Investment Platform so far have raised at least their minimum funding goal. You can make a quick application for finance here and we will follow up.