Top upcoming and active ICO projects, Week 33 ’18

Top upcoming and active ICO projects, Week 33 ’18

In the below list you'll find some new ICO projects which have to be paid attention to: Hedera Hashgraph, MultiVAC, CertiK. We have also prepared the list of Top ICOs that are active: Moonlight, Opiria

The List of Upcoming ICOs

Hedera Hashgraph (HHC)

hederahashgraph.com

Hedera Hashgraph will be governed by a council of renowned enterprises and organizations, across multiple industries and geographies.

Telegram: 39941 members, last comment — August 13, 2018

Rating

ICORating.com —  Hype score: Very High

icodrops.com — High

  • Token Sale: August 16
  • Token type: Own Wallet
  • ICO Token Price: TBA
  • Fundraising Goal: $120,000,000
  • Total Tokens: TBA
  • Sold on presale: $100,000,000
  • Whitelist: Yes

MultiVAC (MTV)

mtv.ac

MultiVAC is a high-throughput flexible blockchain platform based on trusted sharding computation.

Telegram: 22778 members, last comment — August 13, 2018

Rating

ICORating.com —  Hype score: Medium

icodrops.com — High

cryptobriefing.com — 7.6 (of 10)

  • Token Sale: Soon (no exact dates)
  • Token type: Own Wallet
  • ICO Token Price: TBA
  • Fundraising Goal: TBA
  • Total Tokens: TBA
  • Accepts: ETH
  • Whitelist: Yes

CertiK (CTK)

certik.org

CertiK is a formal verification framework for Smart Contracts and Blockchain Ecosystems.

Telegram: 41217 members, last comment — August 13, 2018

Rating

ICORating.com —  Hype score: High

  • Token Sale: Soon (no exact dates)
  • Token type: ERC20
  • ICO Token Price: TBA
  • Fundraising Goal: TBA
  • Total Tokens: 100,000,000 CTK
  • Accepts: ETH
  • Can't participate: China, United States
  • Whitelist: TBA

The List of Top Active ICOs

Moonlight (LX)

Moonlight is a decentralized platform, built on the NEO network, that aims to change the way people recruit and scale their workforce.

  • Token Sale (August 11 — 31, ‘18): ends in 18 days
  • Raised: $4,125,000 (50%)
  • Goal: $8,300,000

Opiria (PDATA)

Opiria & PDATA is a decentralized marketplace to create a passive income stream by selling personal data.

Basic review by ICORating.com

  • Token Sale (June 16 — September 30, ‘18): ends in 48 days
  • Raised: $13,427,000 (45%)
  • Goal: $30,000,000

Opiria

Ended on 14 Jul, 2018
$ 12M of 35M raised

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JDX Coin to Build Their Asset-Backed Jade Token Ecosystems, Collectible DApp, and Fast and Stable World Currency on Hedera Hashgraph Public Distributed Ledger

SILICON VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, JDX Coin announced that they have selected the Hedera Hashgraph public distributed ledger platform upon which to build their JDX token ecosystems in three phases.  JDX Phase 1 monetizes four rare white jade antiques from the Han Dynasty.  100,000 coins will be minted based upon a collection value of 100 million, USD.  The JDX coin will be 100% asset backed and stable.  Phase two will be the first of its kind to auction off an entire collection of pieces and mint their associated tokens in real-time.  Bidder and all antique attributes will be immortalized on the Hedera public ledger and tradable that same day.  Phase three will introduce a currency, a debit card, and a revenue model.  The JDX coin will be used throughout the world for micro and macro payments. Full story available on Benzinga.com
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Security tokens in the US: regulations and exemptions under the SEC laws

The USA and Switzerland became the first countries to initiate the legitimization of tokens. It is up to them that today we know the difference between security and utility tokens. Despite the fact that no law defines these concepts, each jurisdiction already has its own rules regarding security tokens’ issuance. Experts from consulting company Platinum have examined the American legislation and share their insights on SEC regulation, common pitfalls and secret paths.2018 can be considered as the year when crypto industry matured. The US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) started investigating crypto companies on the nature of their tokens.As a result, more and more companies started filing the SEC’s Form D to conduct an STO, considering this type of fundraising as a reliable and convenient substitution to traditional IPO and ICO.According to the SEC’s EDGAR database, a total of 40 crypto and 18 blockchain related ventures with the words “crypto” and “blockchain” in their titles have filed notices with the SEC since 2014. In the crypto boom period (from July 2017 and especially in 2018) the tendency intensified: while in April 2017 only one company filed a notice, then a year later their number amounted to 36. The chart by Elementus clearly demonstrates the trend.And now, when regulatory authorities became stricter towards new coins emission, the number of SEC filings only grows.Fundraising via STO is compliant with the US laws, thus it allows crypto companies to sell security tokens to big institutional players. It is something that startups were not able to do before.Hedera Hashgraph, the blockchain platform seeking to provide a new form of distributed consensus, is a perfect example of the potential this method of fundraising has. After filing the Reg D 506c with SEC, they have conducted an STO, raising $104,467,509 from over 900 different investors.Why Form D? Because this type of offering is exempt from full SEC registration requirement. It permits issuers to broadly solicit and generally advertise an offering, provided that:All purchasers in the offering are accredited investors.The issuer takes reasonable steps to verify purchasers’ accredited investor status and certain other conditions in Regulation D are satisfied.According to the law, businesses do not have to file the Form D before STO. There are 15 days to do that after the first sale of securities in the offering takes place. However, the most revolutionary thing is that the security nature of tokens allows institutional investors to form part in the STO, it includes pension funds, ETFs, banks, insurance companies, pensions, hedge funds, REITs, investment advisors, endowments, and mutual funds.Review of SEC regulations and their pitfallsThe SEC, being a federal government agency, is responsible for protecting investors, maintaining fair and orderly functioning of securities markets and facilitating capital formation.According to the Federal Securities Law, none company can issue or sell security tokens without the previous registration in the SEC, unless the offering falls under another exemption from registration.SEC has several documents regulating financial instruments, including tokens and securities.The most fundamental is the Securities Act of 1933, under which not all offerings of securities must be registered with the SEC. The most common exemptions from the registration requirements include:Private offerings to a limited number of persons or institutions;Offerings of limited size;Intrastate offerings;Securities of municipal, state, and federal governments.Regulation D of the Securities ActCurrently, Regulation D is comprised of three rules: Rule 504, Rule 506(b) and Rule 506(c) — all of them allow a company to raise capital by accessing the private capital markets through an unregistered (“private”) offering, without having to pass through whole process of registration.According to the SEC report, this path reduces an issuer’s regulatory obligations, thereby decreasing issuance costs and the time required to raise new capital. This particularly benefits smaller firms, for whom accessing public capital markets may generally be too costly.Under Rule 506(b), a company:Can raise an unlimited amount of money;May sell its securities to an unlimited number of “accredited investors” and up to 35 other purchasers;Cannot use general solicitation or advertising to market the securities;Must decide what information to give to accredited investors, so long as it does not violate the antifraud prohibitions of the federal securities laws;Must be available to answer questions by prospective purchasers.Under Rule 506(c), a company:Can broadly solicit and generally advertise the offering only to accredited investors;Takes reasonable steps to verify that the investors are accredited investors, which could include reviewing documentation, such as W-2s, tax returns, bank and brokerage statements, credit reports and the like.Rule 504 of Regulation provides an exemption from the registration requirements of the federal securities laws for some companies when they offer and sell up to $5,000,000 of their securities in any 12-month period. Investors in such offerings should be informed that they may not be able to sell the securities for at least a year unless the issuer registers the resale transaction with the Commission.The following companies are not eligible to use the Rule 504 exemption:Companies that already are Exchange Act reporting companies;Investment companies;Companies that have no specific business plan or have indicated their business plan is to engage in a merger or acquisition with an unidentified company or companies;Companies that are disqualified under Rule 504’s “bad actor” disqualification provisions.It is important to keep in mind that each US state has its own securities act, known colloquially as the “blue sky law”, which regulates both the offer and sale of securities as well as the registration and reporting requirements for broker-dealers and individual stock brokers doing business (both directly and indirectly) in the state, as well as investment advisers seeking to offer their investment advisory services in the state.Regulation A of the Securities ActAs the Securities Act states there are two offering tiers: Tier 1, for offerings of up to $20 million in a 12-month period; and Tier 2, for offerings of up to $50 million in a 12-month period. For offerings of up to $20 million, companies can elect to proceed under the requirements for either Tier 1 or Tier 2.There are certain basic requirements applicable to both Tier 1 and Tier 2 offerings, including:Company eligibility requirements;Bad actor disqualification provisions;Disclosure, and other matters.Additional requirements apply to Tier 2 offerings, including:Limitations on the amount of money a non-accredited investor may invest in a Tier 2 offering;Requirements for audited financial statements and the filing of ongoing reports;Issuers in Tier 2 offerings are not required to register or qualify their offerings with state securities regulators.Regulation S of the Securities ActIt is an additional mechanism that provides an SEC compliant way for US and non-US companies to raise capital outside the U.S. It is not necessary to have a company in the USA to use Reg S.When a foreign issuer is making an unregistered offshore Internet offer and does not plan to sell securities in the United States as part of the offering, it should implement the general measures outlined in Section III.B. to avoid targeting the United States. Assuming that the offering is made pursuant to Regulation S, the offering must comply with all of the applicable requirements under that regulation, including the requirement that all offers and sales be made in “offshore transactions.”Regulation S advantages are:U.S. issuers can sell securities offshore without regard to the sophistication or number of purchasers in the offering or the size of the offering.It does not contain specific information requirements.It permits issuers and distributors to advertise an offering offshore (consistent with the prohibition against directed selling efforts and the offshore transaction requirements) in a manner that would not be consistent with the prohibition against general solicitation in a private placement in the United States.It will continue to afford U.S. issuers a means to sell securities without the potential delay and “market overhang” caused by registering equity securities under the Securities Act.Purchasers will continue to have several sources of liquidity.It is possible that purchasers in Regulation S offerings could insist upon registration rights as do purchasers in private placements.Particularly in the case of reporting companies, a Regulation S offering coupled with on demand registration rights provides an issuer with ready access to foreign capital while according purchasers access to U.S. markets for liquidity.Regulation S disadvantages are:Purchasers of domestic equity securities sold pursuant to Regulation S may have to wait a longer period of time before they can publicly resell the securities into the United States.In addition, these purchasers will have to provide certification that they are not U.S. persons that may result in additional recordkeeping burdens on issuers and distributors who must maintain records of this compliance.There are different regulations that a company can choose to follow, however neither of them is perfect, as Platinum legal team admits. There are some pitfalls that must be weighed before coming to a final decision.Security tokens in the US: regulations and exemptions under the SEC laws was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Institutional Trend Is Growing As Well As the Number of Partnerships (Investment and Partnership Digest, Dec 5 — 12)

Trustology gets $8M, Coinbase launches OTC, BTC scams Singapore investors, UNICEF invests in six blockchain startups, Klaytn partners with Watcha and Atlas, Raise partners with African Legal Network, NEM plans to work with GUBI, Blockchain Association and eToro become partners, Tokeny partners with Security Token Network, Maker Ledger launches partnership with Neufund, KuCoin partners with Shrimpy, BitMart announces partnership with CertiK, SBI Holdings partners with R3, TokenIQ teams with DealBoxTrustology garners $8 million in investments from ConsenSys and Two Sigma Ventures. Trustology is cryptocurrency custody startup which developed a service for protecting private keys. The firms will be a part of the startup’s board of directors.Cryptocurrency and traditional financial firms caters to institutional investors. Coinbase launched an OTC trading desk; high-net-worth investors can now use Poloniex for trading, with a $250,000 minimum amount for trades; Russia’s Sberbank and Interros processed an OTC transaction through smart contracts; and MV Index Solutions embarked on a Bitcoin index using three major over-the-counter platforms.Bitcoin scams defrauded a sum of $78,000 from Singaporean residents. Fake investments contrived to lure residents were promulgated online to call the attention of investors.The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has invested in six blockchain startups. The UNICEF Innovation Fund will invest up to $100,000 in Atix Labs, Onesmart, Prescrypto, Statwig, Utopixar, and W3 Engineers. It will also assist the startups with their second-round investment garnering.Kakao’s blockchain platform Klaytn partners with Watcha and Atlas. Using the deployed Klaytn testnet, the partners work towards further reinforcing Klaytn’s ecosystem by releasing their DApp services at the time of mainnet launch in the first half of 2019.Raise partners with African Legal Network. Therefore, the first security token framework will be established to help future investors and issuers to rely upon uniformity across all security token offerings.NEM will work with GUBI, the largest artwork database in China. The NEM blockchain technology will run the user and expert credit system, online reviews, and the identity system.Blockchain Association and eToro are launching a partnership. The goal is to encourage effective regulation, to promote more efficient, inclusive and distributed financial systems as well develop a better-decentralized web application. Tokeny and Security Token Network have announced a new partnership. This partnership will see tasks associated with the STO/DSO process, where Tokeny will be responsible for token management, deployment and governance and Security Token Network — for planning, execution and marketing.Maker Ledger partners with Neufund to create a security token platform. ERC20 tokens will be added to Ledger’s new desktop application, ‘Ledger Live’, allowing users to manage any tokens issued using Neufund’s protocols and platform.KuCoin exchange partners with Shrimpy to offer users automated management of their portfolios. Despite this downward trends in the market, Shrimpy and KuCoin have chosen to go on with the partnership to offer better investment and portfolio management.BitMart announces partnership with CertiK in Blockchain Security and Smart Contract Auditing. This partnership has revealed BitMart’s determination in enhancing platform security and providing a highly secure trading environment to their global users, to avoid malicious exploitation and stealing due to vulnerabilities in the smart contract.SBI Holdings announces their partnership with R3. Together, they’ll be expanding the use of the Corda blockchain platform in Asia, while SBI increases their investment to R3.TokenIQ teams with DealBox to offer various Security Tokens. Six companies from varying industries are looking to take advantage of this partnership. Cumulatively, these 6 companies are hoping to raise $440 million through their planned STOs.
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