Roland Antonides, CFA
Roland Antonides, CFA
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IC(P)Os: securities or not securities, that is the question...

In the "The DAO" case the SEC very clearly categorizing token as "securities". Recently, SEC chair says "no bright line test". Utility (not equity) token don't require Act 33/34. See 2018 ICO outlook.

Animation: Visualizing the ICO Explosion in One Timeline

Animation: Visualizing the ICO Explosion in One Timeline

visualcapitalist.com

All is quiet for about three years of this incredible animated timeline - but by 2017, there's an ICO explosion as billions of dollars are poured into crypto.

Infographic: Visualizing the Rise of the ICO

Infographic: Visualizing the Rise of the ICO

visualcapitalist.com

What is an ICO, and how did this new financing mechanism gain so much traction? Today's infographic covers the history and characteristics of ICOs.

SEC investigation on "The DAO"

SEC investigation on "The DAO"

sec.gov

This SEC report issued in July 2016 provides insights why the SEC thinks ICO tokens are securities under the "Securities" and "Exchange Act". All securities offered and sold in the United States must be registered with the Commission or must qualify for an exemption from the registration requirements.

SEC Chairman Statement On Crypto And ICOs Offers No Bright Line Tests

SEC Chairman Statement On Crypto And ICOs Offers No Bright Line Tests

forbes.com

SEC Chairman Jay Clayton furthered the agency's stance that whether or not a particular offering constitutes a security depends on the facts and circumstances of the case, plus gave the first indicati

2018 for ICOs: A Quarter-By-Quarter Outlook - CoinDesk

2018 for ICOs: A Quarter-By-Quarter Outlook - CoinDesk

coindesk.com

This ICO insider sees the market's hot streak continuing into the new year – even though, there are some potential pitfalls along the way.

Failure: Class-Action Suit Targets ICO Promoted By Floyd Mayweather, Jr. - CoinDesk

Failure: Class-Action Suit Targets ICO Promoted By Floyd Mayweather, Jr. - CoinDesk

coindesk.com

An initial coin offering (ICO) promoted by boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr., is at the center of a newly filed class-action complaint.

The SAFT Project

The SAFT Project

saftproject.com

A forum for the discussion of a compliant framework for token sales. The goal: To develop an industry standard that protects the interests of network creators, investors, and users.