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June 03, 2017, 12:12:14 PM
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This would be hard to determine. I mean, I think it's even possible to lie about the origin. As some people said here, expect plenty of scam from China, though that would be more due to the sheer number of bitcoin users there.

I personally wouldn't put money on these. I mean, new coins are a dime a dozen. Even for those that manage to get through ICO and finally start trading, what are the chances you'll earn a profit? For all practical purposes, many coins are just pump and dump for whales.


It's too hard to know what is or isn't a scam. In the ICO world, I think it's safe to have a mindset where everything is a scam by default.

China has tons of people so statistically tons of scams are going to come from China. They say the chinese love money above everything else because coming from communism they now want to get their hands of all money. I don't believe in racial generalizations tho.

Just go project by project and evaluate.

I think this is pretty much the stereotype for the Chinese wherever they are, even for the Chinese that never lived through communism (like the diaspora in Southeast Asia for example).

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June 03, 2017, 03:11:29 PM
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I would bet on Switzerland on the most favourable legislation for the whole blockchain industry, not only ICOs or ways of raising capital. The investors, project founders, and communities are working very closely with the government that recognizes the opportunity and not only the risk associated with it. Even some companies from Singapore are considering relocating to Switzerland, which gives me a sense that their ecosystem will really grow. + it's the nicest country on the list Smiley

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June 03, 2017, 03:20:06 PM
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I would bet on Switzerland on the most favourable legislation for the whole blockchain industry, not only ICOs or ways of raising capital. The investors, project founders, and communities are working very closely with the government that recognizes the opportunity and not only the risk associated with it. Even some companies from Singapore are considering relocating to Switzerland, which gives me a sense that their ecosystem will really grow. + it's the nicest country on the list Smiley

Yep! Financial liberty can be one major factor in determining concentration of crowdfund in any country. Switzerland laws allow more liberty to individuals and privacy on international front. "The Wolf of Wall Street" fan can easily relate to this Cheesy
However, ideas can't be bound within geographical boundaries and I doubt developers and creators are limited to any specific country.
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June 03, 2017, 10:45:07 PM
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I think this is a mistaken way to look at things, we need to look at ICOs for their merits and not because of nationality, besides many new coins and project are assembled with people from all over the world so it is difficult to know where that coin comes from, is no different than any other product really, your TV may say is made on X country but most of the materials came from Y country.



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June 05, 2017, 10:44:31 AM
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I don't think we really can tell and investing in these icos are very risky. I gambled on an ico previously which as suggested by a friend who's long been into trading. That was psb or pesobit and it actually reaped wonderdul profits for me so i know there really is good money in icos. The challenge is to know which ones to invest on

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June 05, 2017, 10:55:26 AM
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Hi, thank you for all responses. I see the point. For me the country or origin does not matter, I was was asking more like from the probability point (argument that China is so big that probability is higher is ok for me).

One of the persons pointed out that one may hide his origin placing in Switzerland or another country.

I'm just courius why we do not hear a lot from countries like Spain, Poland, Portugal, France, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Croatia etc..

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June 07, 2017, 01:05:18 PM
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We'll see when first "I want to check you" will come - after a year. Now mostly people trade the tokens in a form of speculation, not a physical representation of the company itself.

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June 07, 2017, 02:02:46 PM
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The country does not matter, lookout for  distribution method repeated often in ICO scams is for the dev to do a signature campaign with scam ICO coins as promised payment. That gets him free publicity and the rest of the ICO coins are sold in two batches, one with escrow, and the other without escrow.

What the dev wants is bitcoins from those who buy without escrow. At the end of the ICO he disappears with those bitcoins, the signature campaigners don't get paid, and the buyers who used escrow get their bitcoins back but lose the escrow fee they had to pay. I rate the half with escrow, half without escrow model as equally likely to be as scam as the no escrow model.
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