Tips to Evaluate Crypto Token Offerings Before Investing in 2021

You've finally found the one crypto token offering (ICO) you've always sought. Somehow though, a cautious part of you prevents you from taking that plunge. As excited as you are about the product, there's that uncomfortable feeling urging you to reconsider. You finally submit to this prodding to evaluate the ICO that has got you so smitten. The problem is you're at a loss as to where to start your search. Crypto token offers (ICOs/IEOs/STOs) are the route that many…

ICO vs. STO – Understanding the Differences

As a savvy blockchain investor, it's smart to understand the differences between an ICO vs. STO. Recently, there has been a lot of hype surrounding STOs and their ability to service institutional clientele. Here is how these unique financial instruments came to be and why so many analysts see them as the evolution of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). What is an ICO? - ICO vs. STO The first step in this journey is to understand precisely what an ICO is…

Revolutionizing Film Finance with STO Launchpad

The film industry is an ever-growing sector since the early days providing viewers globally with entertainment. It generates over 100 billion dollars annually with constant productions of movies and other motion pictures. Film financing is a broad aspect induced before the pre-production to evaluate a proposed film project's possible value. The process requires input from banks, investors, taxation, and more, considering the risks of making films for a sustainable endgame. The financing further considers payments of everything featuring in a…

Security Tokens: A Revolution of Crypto Investments for Everyone

There are thousands of cryptocurrencies in the market today, and they are no longer a medium of exchange alone. Multitudes have noticed the advantages of investing in them as opposed to fiat currencies. According to 2019 statistics, over 20% of the world's population has bought cryptocurrencies, and over 80% have invested in crypto-related ventures. Bitcoin is the most invested cryptocurrency thus far, with Ethereum following closely. Nevertheless, crypto investments primarily engulfed influential investors in the market. The need to involve…

Security Token Platform in Germany Collaborates to Develop a Custody Solution

Black Manta Capital Partners which manages German security token offering (STO) platform is now into partnership with Finoa (a local digital asset custody company). This is towards the development of an institutional security token custody. The partnership was announced on May 4 and it was noted that it is towards the development of a regulated security token custody solution clearly focused on institutional investors, high net worth persons and corporations. Last month, an announcement stated the tokenization of $12 million worth…

The Emergence of Crypto IEO: Could 2020 Be the Hottest Fundraising?

In just over a year since it became popular, IEO (Initial Exchange Offering) managed to replace ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) as the fundraising system of choice for a majority of blockchain enterprises.  In simple terms, IEOs are a token sale that operates through a partner exchange. It's identical to an ICO in almost every way except that investors who can participate in the sale are typically limited to users on the associated exchange. The IEO process kicks off with an…

The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) Releases A Security Token Evaluation

On February 25, The Malta Financial Services Authority provided a paper highlighting 18 industry stakeholders' feedback on security token offerings (STO). The MFSA in July 2019, requested the stakeholders to help interpret and advise on the definition of STOs, and their basis for legal existence.  However, the published paper gives good feedback on the definition of security tokens and the possible ways of addressing the issues facing the assets within the Maltese market.  However, most respondents disagreed with the MFSA…

Why ICOs & IEOs are doomed and why STOs will be the next form of fundraising

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and Initial Exchange Offerings (IEOs) have been around for a couple of years. They represent a viable form of raising money for companies developing blockchain-based projects. For a long time, developers could not get enough of them. That is until Security Token Offerings (STOs) entered the scene and kicked speculative secondary markets in the teeth. Now, we are looking at a slow but steady fading away of ICOs & IEOs as fundraising methods in favor of…

ICO vs IEO vs STO: A Comparison of Tokenized Fundraising

Trying to raise enough capital for a venture in the past was not very easy. The options were limited. Today, Blockchain technology's innovative power makes a larger range of public funding options possible. By removing the place of a physical mediator in transactions and including transparency in transactions, the fundraising landscape expanded. As such, tokenized forms of funding, such as Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), became a game-changing facet of business funding, especially in the crypto landscape. However, with development as…