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Showing posts with label cryptocurrency. Show all posts
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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The future of funding companies could shift from stock and IPO's to crowdfunding and cryptocurrency token ICO's

With the blockchain suddenly becoming much more than simply a platform able to run the over 700 different cryptocurrencies, there is growing talk that the technology may also be the catalyst to replace how companies receive funding in the future.

Today most startup companies rely upon venture capitalists and brokers to grow to the point where they can apply for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) on a given market exchange.  And in exchange for cash, investors receive stock shares in that company.

But a few recent events are providing a conduit for businesses that may no longer require stock exchanges at all to receive capital, and the rewards to investors may come in the way of cryptocurrency tokens rather than in the old form of shares and stock certificates.

Ever since Bitcoin first appeared on the scene several years ago, fans of the cryptocurrency have been searching for a way to apply the idea that might capture the public imagination and broaden the use of the technology beyond just geeks and programmers. 
Now, some believe that application has appeared with the rise of the "token" economy, in which companies or startup ventures fund their operations by handing out units of cryptocurrencies. Some companies have even done what are known as "initial coin offerings" or ICOs, in which they distribute tokens instead of shares to investors. 
The cryptocurrency market is seen by some as a bubble with hugely inflated prices. Some observers say bitcoin and other similar ventures are similar to Linux, an open-source alternative to Microsoft's Windows operating system that has never really achieved mainstream success. 
But entrepreneur and investor Balaji Srinivasan, a partner at Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, believes that token-based systems "may eventually create and capture more value than the last generation of Internet companies." - Fortune
Ironically it may have been actions taken by the banks themselves following the 2008 finance crisis that could see the demise of the traditional way in which companies receive capital to expand and grow.  This is because most commercial banks have shut off lending to small businesses and projects that would have otherwise been their bread and butter in the past, and this has led to the creation of capital sourcing through mechanisms such as Crowdfunding over the past eight years.

With the advent of Initial Coin Offerings (ICO's) being used in place of Initial Public Offerings (IPO's) to fund new enterprises, markets could be seeing the beginning of a new paradigm shift, where stocks no longer hold the same value as they did in the past, and where cryptocurrency tokens replace them as the asset for short and long-term investment.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

ZenGold blows away Dubai's OneGram during their respective ICO's last Friday

On May 26, two gold backed cryptocurrencies commenced their Initial Coin Offerings (ICO), with differing results for each after the first day of trading.  ZenGold, which is cryptocurrency model based on the sale and distribution of 100 million tokens that are each backed by physical gold bullion. sold out its complete offering of 63 million coins in a single day.  And one of the biggest reasons for the incredible success might have been the fact that ZenGold was allowing the use of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ether to be used in purchasing the tokens.


In the meantime, Dubai's gold backed OneGram cryptocurrency had a much less successful beginning as their ICO started on the eve of Ramadan, and is set to continue all the way through the duration of the Islamic holiday (June 24).

And as of the end of Friday OneGram had sold only $430,000 worth of a $500 million offering.
OneGram announced at Consenus this week the world’s first Sharia-compliant, gold-backed digital currency. The company also announced details for its “OGC” token crowdsale which will begin at the onset of Ramadan. The Initial Coin Offer (ICO) will continue for 120 days. OneGram seeks to raise an astounding $500 million by selling more than 12+ million OGC tokens. As of today, over $430,000 has been deposited, according to the OGC ICO page. - Crowdfund Insider
Interestingly, there might have actually been a parallel to Bitcoin's $800-900 drop in price on Friday, as it is very possible that Asian investors either sold their Bitcoin to get into ZenGold's ICO, or used their Bitcoins directly in purchasing the new gold backed cryptocurrency.
Friday May 26, 2017 ZenGold launched a cryptocurrency backed by physical gold. Bitcoin and Etherum cryptocurrencies began moving violently in the market place on Friday May 26. ZenGold accepts Bitcoin and Ethereum as currency for the “tokens” of ZenGold.
Would it make sense the drop in both Bitcoin and Ethereum as being related to people moving their cryptocurrencies into ZenGold? Asians love gold and with a gold backed cryptocurrency coming online that accepts the two most popular cryptocurrencies it makes to me that some of what we have seen over the past 48 hours is directly related to the launch of ZenGold. - The Daily Coin