Initial Coin Offering a.k.a ICO is a fundraising tool used by startups working on new blockchain projects. An ICO is akin to an IPO, but with some notable differences. An ICO provides a chance to trade future crypto-currencies against crypto-coins having current liquid value such as bitcoin or Ethereum. Most new digital assets and currencies mainly traded against bitcoin and ether. They also trade against other digital assets and fiat (USD, EUR, GBP) as well.
Crowdsale, crowdfunding and token sale are among other popular terms for ICOs.
See also: What is an ICO Pre-Sale?
ICO Guides: Introduction
Section 1: What is an ICO?
Section 2: How are ICOs created?
Section 3: History and evolution of ICOs
Section 4: ICOs Vs IPOs: What is the difference?
Section 5: How to participate in an ICO?
Section 6: Advantages of investing in ICOs
Section 7: What are the risks of investing in ICOs
Section 8: How to evaluate an ICO?
Section 9: How do you spot an ICO scam?
Section 10: How to trade ICOs
Section 11: What are the regulations in the ICO world?
Section 12: Should you invest in ICOs?
Section 13: How to set up your own ICO?
Section 14: What might be the future of ICOs?
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