Overstock to launch token exchange with its own ICO

Retail giant, Overstock, is about to launch its token exchange with its own ICO
11 October 2017   2520

The idea to presale coins of a cryptocurrency or token of a blockchain project has evolved in a crazy successful instrument to raise funds for the development of a new application. Projects held a successful ICO raise millions of dollars, make partnerships and gain popularity. That's why it's vital to keep track of both recent and upcoming token sales. 

Following the ICO stream, the retail giant Overstock is going to launch its new regulated token exchange with its own ICO.

The brand new exchange is set to be the first marketplace specifically for trading tokens classed as securities in the U.S., and the ICO is to be the inaugural event for the project. The service is being launched under the umbrella of Overstock's capital markets arm,. As detailed, a tØ-specific token is to be created and sold duting the token sale. Patrick Byrne, Overstock CEO, claims that it will be "distinct from other tokens on the exchange, being a so-called utility coin and not a security", as ibtimes.com reports.

Byrne also argues that building the new service was a natural process.

If there's one company that could legitimately issue a token it should be us.
 

Patrick Byrne
Overstock CEO

The platform is to launch the new token "before Thanksgiving". In total, the company expects to raise $200 million to $500 million via the ICO.

GRAM May be Traded at Liquid at Triple ICO Price

Bloomberg says that Telegram tokens, that may appear at Liquid will be sold by Gram Asia at $4 per token, but there's no official info from Telegram
04 July 2019   827

Even before the official public release of the cryptocurrency of the messenger, Telegram can increase in price by 200% relative to its value during the initial offer of coins. It is reported by Bloomberg.

As previously reported, Telegram tokens may appear on the Liquid Bitcoin Exchange already on July 10. The distributor is Gram Asia, which calls itself the largest holder of GRAM tokens in Asia. It intends to put up for sale rights to cryptocurrency at $ 4 per unit.

At the same time, one of the investors said to the publication that at the time of purchase the price of 1 Gram was $ 1.33.

It is worth noting, however, that after the announcement of the public sale of Telegram tokens to Liquid, the media reported that this intention had nothing to do with the official plans of Telegram.

Then one of Telegram's investors stated that no one has the right to sell tokens before their official launch in accordance with the signed agreement. Moreover, representatives of the popular messenger noted that they first heard about Gram Asia.

Later, CEO Liquid Mike Kayamora admitted that Telegram has no relation to the placement on Liquid: the deal was concluded exclusively between the exchange and Gram Asia, which allegedly is an incubator for the TON project.

The Block's leading analyst Larry Chermak on several tweets expressed skepticism about the announced Telegram tokenale based on the Liquid stock exchange, saying that he would “think twice before making a decision to invest.”