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.
WePower is a European-focused blockchain-based green energy trading platform that will enable investors and consumers to participate in the funding of clean energy projects. Specifically, it will allow anyone to crowdfund a portion of renewable energy projects and receive energy tokens representing 1 future kWh from that project.
Unlike other similar projects, Publica is specifically targeting the publishing industry for long form content like textbooks and novels.
Aero Token proposes a blockchain-based system for granting, utilizing, and paying for avigation easements for commercial drone flights. While the project is superficially appealing, closer examination uncovers serious questions about the regulatory and financial prospects of the company’s approach. Consideration of this project highlights many the wide-ranging challenges and healthy skepticism required while conducting due diligence research in the novel world of ICOs.
Horizon State is an Australian company with a blockchain-based voting ecosystem offering secure, cost-effective campaign operations for a range of election types and voting parameters.
Smith + Crown has launched a curated list of ICOs and token sales. This list should help people focus on projects that meet several key criteria we think exhibit a thoughtful token sale. It is not a paid list, and inclusion is done at our own discretion.
Grid+ aims to be a utility provider exposing its customers to wholesale electricity prices by streamlining billing and administrative services using smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain.
BurstIQ seeks to make patient data more secure, accessible, and shareable while creating richer, more personalized and more insightful individual health profiles through Blockchain-based data storage and machine learning engines for data analysis.
Blackmoon Crypto, aspiring to become ‘The bridge between the crypto universe and the traditional investment market,’ is the creation of an Ireland-based financial management group developing a blockchain-based investment management platform allowing managers to host and manage their own tokenized funds on with Blackmoon providing infrastructure and services to support and simplify fund management.