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October 10, 2018, 11:02:03 PM
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Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) have raised $20 billion since the start of 2017, which is $18 billion more than the previous year, according to a recent study by financial research firm Autonomous Research. The study dubbed “Crypto Utopia” explores the cryptocurrency industry over the past year, focusing on ICOs and the regulation to which they are exposed.

Per the study, $12 billion has been raised through ICOs in the course of 2018, while last year they raised $7 billion. The ICOs of blockchain protocol EOS and messaging app Telegram are responsible for almost half of all ICO funds in 2018 at $4.2 billion and $1.7 billion, respectively.

Though over 300 crypto funds have been launched to invest in crypto assets, a vast majority of funds are concentrated within a small minority of organizations, according to Autonomous. 

The research notes that ICOs are often exposed to fraud and scams, which form 20 percent of project white papers, while phishing and hacking are responsible for stealing 15 percent of all crypto assets by market capitalization. More than 50 percent of ICOs have failed to raise funds and subsequently have closed.

2017 saw over $7 billion of investment flow into ICOs, which is fourfold greater that equity investment in crypto companies. Many ICOs were purportedly launched to take advantage of the “goldrush,” subsequently resulting in quality and regulatory concerns regarding tokens.

Price performance for the top 200 liquid coins during the last 1.5 years has reportedly demonstrated an unprecedented surge, from 10 to 1 million percent. The authors of the study suggest that such a performance shows exponential software-like growth for digital currencies.

The study states that  venture and trading funds are “the most numerous and hold the most assets under management.”

Another study by Autonomous Research published last month stated that funding in ICOs has seen its hardest slump in 16 months, stating that in August startups raised $326 million, which is the smallest amount since May 2017.

In August, ICORating published a study showing that the ICO market more than doubled in a year. ICOs in Q1–2 2018 had already raised over $11 billion in investments, a figure which it purports is ten times larger than the sum of investments from ICOs in Q1–2 2017.

Reference: https://cointelegraph.com/news/research-20-billion-raised-through-icos-since-2017
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October 12, 2018, 04:10:58 AM
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In August, ICORating published a study showing that the ICO market more than doubled in a year. ICOs in Q1–2 2018 had already raised over $11 billion in investments, a figure which it purports is ten times larger than the sum of investments from ICOs in Q1–2 2017.

Reference: https://cointelegraph.com/news/research-20-billion-raised-through-icos-since-2017
Changes in numbers is inevitable yet ICO trend is growing up but comparing on last years total amount raised as of this year.Ive been wondering where those funds go, yet i havent
seen much projects that do succeed to have these number of fundings as of this year. The current market condition is already a proof that those numbers arent really precise or accurate.

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October 15, 2018, 05:16:30 PM
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I wonder where does this money come from, I mean there are so many problems in different countries because lack of money yet people can get $20 000 000 000 out of pocket and invest into something so risky in volatile.

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October 15, 2018, 05:37:34 PM
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This only proves that people who are already in the cryptocurrency market are starting to wander off other options besides what they are seeing in the secondary market. People like the idea that they have the chance of buying something at its possible cheapest price is what they are hoping that is why they keep on participating ICOs hoping that what they are holding is finally the one that will make them rich. After an increase in awareness of ICO investments, I just wish that they focus more on being responsible investors in order for them not to fall into potential scams in the future.

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October 15, 2018, 05:53:55 PM
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And I wonder how many actual dollars they managed to extract from it.

I'll guess a huge amount evaporated in price falls and what's left is still stuck in increasingly worthless tokens.

From where I'm sitting the whole ICO thing has been a giant fisting that's been and gone and left nothing of value whatsoever.
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October 15, 2018, 06:23:47 PM
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The questions is how much investor get from these ICOs, what are the values now? 1/5 of what they invested?
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October 16, 2018, 10:00:56 AM
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The questions is how much investor get from these ICOs, what are the values now? 1/5 of what they invested?
It depends on project. If it real and the team works hard with product you could earn more the investment in may 2018, before market going down.
Now hype is not enough to have a profit.

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October 17, 2018, 12:33:53 PM
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I'm sure ICOs will be a fad that dies off eventually... or at least taper off in popularity. There's far too many scams and broken promises and investors quickly learn after getting burned. They've probably peaked already truth be told or it not will do sometime within the next couple of years. Regulation will probably be a big kick in the nuts to them as well and it's already started with ICOs asking for KYC and things now, which is a huge turn off to many.

I wonder where does this money come from, I mean there are so many problems in different countries because lack of money yet people can get $20 000 000 000 out of pocket and invest into something so risky in volatile.

Because there's lots of people investing small amounts. There's also a lot of people looking for the next big thing and there's lots of these get rich quicksters who are all too willing to throw their money at something. Sometimes you can strike it big by investing in the right ones, but most are pure trash that should be left well enough alone.
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October 17, 2018, 06:02:58 PM
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The questions is how much investor get from these ICOs, what are the values now? 1/5 of what they invested?
It depends on project. If it real and the team works hard with product you could earn more the investment in may 2018, before market going down.
Now hype is not enough to have a profit.

Yes hype helps to make money for investors, but, this is more a zero sum game, the price can not be sustained by the hype, price will go down so someone will take a loss. Maybe early people get a profit, and ICO issuers for sure, but most investor will end up losing.
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October 17, 2018, 09:47:42 PM
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ICO demonstrates better development this year than in previously peak in 2017 year
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October 19, 2018, 06:37:06 PM
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Those who invest in ICOs consistent lost big, I am sure they are regretting, lol
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