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Why Most New Tokens Are Ethereum ICOs

The summer of 2017 has seen an explosion in new cryptocurrencies, with dozens of startups using digital currency as a fundraising mechanism. According to Bloomberg, initial coin offerings (ICOs) have raised over $1.6 billion in the past year.

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ICO Survival Guide

ICOs are similar to crowdfunding in that they use digital networks to aggregate financial support from multiple funders. But ICOs have several features that do not apply to traditional crowdfunding platforms.

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Blockchain Application Hack

Despite much of the early hype, blockchain applications are not “unhackable.” In the last year, a handful of highly visible attacks against blockchain-based tools served as a reminder that there’s no such thing as flawless security.

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ACT

ACT: Citizens First The internet age has given birth to entirely new models of fundraising. Constant availability of up-to-date information

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Price Volatility

Bitcoin’s price is so volatile because of speculation. While it’s possible to buy physical goods with Bitcoin in some places, the large majority of Bitcoin transactions are still investment based. As such, people buy and sell Bitcoins like they would any other investment. This buy-sell cycle is what makes Bitcoin’s price so volatile.

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