"Since the ICO explosion began in 2017, some 800 ICOs have been offered, raising a total of about $20 billion. MobileGo and Polybius were eagerly oversubscribed when they launched and were among the top ICO offerings of 2017."
Links to the best articles, videos and podcasts about ICOs.
“In a bounty ICO, we hold a token-sale that exists purely for the purpose of testing a specific design. By selling tokens that can be redeemed for a guaranteed return, we create an incentive for people to obtain as many tokens as possible. In other words, we are paying the crowd to reveal through their actions what kind of distribution will be produced by a certain design.“
"The proposal to issue crypto tokens would make the Republic of Estonia the first country with an Initial Coin Offering (ICO)."
The Convexity and its relation to token projects explained with the example of bonds.
"In this post, I argue that initial coin offerings (ICOs), made possible by tokens represented on a blockchain, will breathe new life into traditional forms of organization such as the mutual company or cooperative society."
Preethi Kasireddy on the whole crypto ecosystem in a beginner-friendly manner. She explains Bitcoin, Ethereum, Blockchain, Tokens, ICO and the connection between them.
How do ICOs work? Where do crypto-tokens stand legally? Are crypto-token projects a scam?
The article analyses problems of crypto gaming projects and suggests possible solutions.
The article describes what DAICOs are, how it combines the features of DAOs (decentralized autonomous organisations) and ICO (initial coin offering), lists pros and cons of them.
A comprehensive framework for a cryptoassets valuations.
A really good framework for assessing crypto assets.
Naval Ravikan on tokens (2014).
Balaji S. Srinivasan's deep analysis of tokens.