Overview and Analysis of ICO Regulatory Developments

The spring and summer of 2017 have been tumultuous for the ICO industry. We summarize recent developments, particularly the wave of recent regulatory actions. We argue for cautious optimism while acknowledging that the industry needs to regulate itself.

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Blockstack Token Sale: Infrastructure for a Decentralized Internet

Blockstack has implemented decentralized alternatives DNS and HTTP and built a method for blockchains to integrate with existing cloud storage networks. In the last three years, the Blockstack team has been largely funded by VCs but is now launching a meta token on Ethereum to incentivize network participation and raise funds.

Observations on the Geography of Token Sales

ICOs are being launched from many jurisdictions around the world. While countries like Singapore and Switzerland unsurprisingly host many ICOs, the list of countries that have continues to grow, reflecting recent regulatory developments.