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Initial Coin Offerings and Cryptocurrency

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)

An ICO is a process for selling cryptocrurrency “tokens” in exchange for conventional or “fiat” currency or other cryptocurrency.

ICOs employ revolutionary technologies for an age-old purpose - giving people the opportunity to invest. It is therefore inevitable that ICOs draw regulatory scrutiny. Add the underlying complexity of the technology and the possibility for anonymity and secrecy, and the regulatory pressures increase – even as regulators around the world struggle with exactly how to regulate them.