The final installment of the 2017 Year End Review considers the geography of token sales, both the number of completed sales and amounts raised on a national basis, as well as more obscure yet equally revealing metrics looking at regional patterns including a consideration of what regions are serving as global token sale hubs.
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|Chimaera (CHI)||A custom blockchain for hosting decentralized games.|
|Lendingblock (LND)||A platform that facilitates peer-to-peer borrowing & lending of cryptocurrencies & digital assets, offering institutional-grade securities lending functionality.|
|IPCHAIN (IPCHAIN)||A blockchain-based database of intellectual property for scientists and academic publications.|
|Effect.ai (EFX)||A private, decentralized ecosystem for AI development and AI-related services.|
|LabStart (LAB)||A decentralized platform where users can directly invest in projects and own shares of the resulting patents.|
|FIC Network (eFIC)||An end-to-end securities network for cryptocurrencies that enables the listing, exchange, and securitization of fixed income financial instruments.|
|Bitnation (PAT)||A voluntary nation as a DAO with a reputation token.|
Cardano is a cryptocurrency project and decentralized public blockchain developing what it terms a third generation smart contract platform that aims to deliver more advanced features than previous protocols.
Venezuela’s proposed Petro cryptocurrency has elicited numerous, impassioned reactions, but beyond the particularities of the Venezuelan context the Petro raises a number of more far-reaching trends related to state-backed, commodity-based, cryptocurrencies. This article begins to consider some of these wider issues.
We live in exponential times, and the blockchain/cryptocurrency industry is itself one of the best examples of this. We have been given the tools to build anything and we cannot afford to copy the exact systems we set out to remake.
In this report, we share our thoughts on self-regulation within the token sale / ICO industry. It is in informed by countless internal conversation and debates throughout our network, the review of over five hundred different projects, and the dozens of notices and actions from regulators around the world.