ICOs are a hot topic this past couple of days in our crypto news since they are gaining popularity each day. However, over the past two years, initial coin offering projects managed to raise more than $30 billion but most of the projects have little or none to show.
Most ICO projects don’t really have good results in term of user growth and blockchain adoption and user activity on decentralized systems are quite low. Despite the fact that a lot of tokens expressed great success, this is still not enough.
For example, Binance Coin made a huge success when it was launched and thousands of merchants started to use the token to accept crypto payments. Other tokens such as 0x also proved to be successful for facilitating liquidity among the many decentralized exchanges.
However, the larger majority of the tokens still haven’t proved to be very successful. Uber’s Sam Gelman explained:
“After $30 billion invested in the past two years in ICOs there still isn’t a single crypto app with a real user base for anything other than speculating on crypto. The BTC price movement is tough, but the lack of real user base for anything they’re investing in is tougher.”
The ICO ecosystem is expected to get hit even harder and this will be a problem for both investors and project makers. Only this week the SEC shut down two ICO projects characterizing them as unregistered security offerings.
Experts believe that the Bear Market will help to filter the projects useful to useless and those that will manage to stay afloat will be projects with a great roadmap, active user base, and a competitive model.
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“a) exchange between crypto assets, b) transfer of virtual assets, and c) participation in and provision of financial services related to an issuer’s offer and/or sale of a crypto asset.”Cyprus is one of the seven EU member countries that have already released a declaration that aims to promote the use of DLT in the region. Last fall, the national investment partner in the country, Invest Cyprus, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with VeChain Foundation from Singapore in order to work on multiple national level investment strategies that will be blockchain based.
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“Blockchain technology has established a highly mutual trust data sharing mechanism among tax authorities, invoice service providers, taxpayers and other parties. This is a major reason for the tax authorities to take a new step in deepening the [technological] reform [by] the distribution services.”Back in December 2018, one of the bigger cities in the Guangdong province-Shenzhen announced its success story of how blockchain technology helped with the tax invoices via the messaging app WEChat payment platform. Also, last year in November, the capital of the Guangdong and one of the most developed economic zones in China, Guangzhou, was chosen as a headquarters city for the new blockchain alliance. The alliance involves 54 different companies and is promoting blockchain technology in finances and trading. Countries around the world are opting for blockchain-based tax solutions because of the higher efficiency and transparency.
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