The ICO madness continues…
I wish I could write about something else! I really do! But we saw another record smashed yesterday in the ICO space. Tezos raised a total of $232 million.
If you ask me the reason why? Well they had some very strong advisors and a team, and were working on a totally new blockchain for a few years now (according to them).
They utilized a typical structure of a issuing company in a Swiss Foundation which acquired 100% of operating entity shares post ICO. Very impressive to be able to raise that kind of money. I have an upcoming article I’m writing on how to structure an ICO and where to set it up.
We are seeing many other industries besides just blockchain core tech be funded as well. See this chart which shows in 2013 it was mostly core tech being funded, but now there are categories from media or IOT to gaming.
Overall ICO’s aren’t completely new but the rate at which they are receiving funding is unprecedented. This is partly because there are so many new entrants into the space, partly because the technology is maturing, and partly because there are new investors buying ethereum (or old investors who have made a killing on ethereum and are now investing again). As mentioned in a newsletter last week – JPY/BTC now represents the largest trading volume of any currency pair.
ICO’s involve a lot of our core strengths at FT. ICO’s use corporate structures that are cross jurisdictional, and involve a lot of core technology to get off the ground.
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