Top upcoming ICO August 20th - August 26th

List of the most interesting ICOs which will start from 20th to 26th of August
20 August 2017   19358

According to the experts, for the first three years of the ICO Institute, from 2013 (when Mastercoin first sold its tokens to the ICO) until 2016, about $150 million was raised. In 2016 ICOs collected more than $ 250 million (of which $ 150 million accounted for The DAO), and in the 6.5 months of 2017 within the ICO, $ 1.2 billion was raised! 

Umbrella

The Umbrella Coin (UMC) team is building a next generation model for providing risk management and general benefits. Worldwide, more disposable income than ever is going towards Property/Casual and Life/Health premiums, with companies still passing on costs to policyholders. UMC saw this as an opportunity to help individuals and families trying their best to make ends meet. UMC developed an innovative way to help relieve financial stress so that way we can enjoy happy moments, and the unexpected tragedies as well.

Sales period. From Aug 20, 2017 to Oct 20, 2017
Accepted currencies. ETH
Max investment cap. 100 000 ETH
Website and whitepaper.
Hype.codes rate - 79/100.

Enigma

Enigma Catalyst will be an open platform where quantitative traders and data scientists can build, test, deploy and monetize trading algorithms within a native, decentralized crypto-exchange. The Enigma Catalyst ecosystem will be composed of two primary features: a decentralized crypto-exchange and an open source software development kit (SDK) for data scientists. Data, such as proprietary data sets, personal information, trading algorithms, and order books will be decentrally stored in a distributed database using a modified Kademila DHT protocol. This is the same distributed data storage protocol used by BitTorrent and Storj.

Sales period. From Aug 21, 2017 to Aug 31, 2017
Accepted currencies. ETH
Max investment cap. $30 M
Website and whitepaper.
Hype.codes rate - 87/100.

Jincor

Jincor is a venture-backed enterprise communication tool aimed at helping employees within an organisation to connect with each other and existing external partners as well as to establish new business relations with companies across the globe and streamline blockchain transactions involving digital assets, contractual and legal procedures via smart contracts. Jincor sees its mission in building a global enterprise platform which interconnects organizations, people within them and assets into a blockchain-powered autonomous ecosystem, while also thriving on security and transparency. Thus challenging inherent complexity and limitations of the dominant institutional designs, our goal is to ultimately empower business communications by reducing the amount of time, effort and money it usually takes to find and establish valuable business connections, expand your market reach and execute transactions.

Jincor logo
Jincor logo

Sales period. From Aug 21, 2017 to Sep 18, 2017
Accepted currencies. ETH
Max investment cap. $13.5 M
Website and whitepaper.
Hype.codes rate - 80/100.

StreamSpace

StreamSpace incorporates cutting edge technologies like decentralized storage systems and blockchains, which make it the most progressive streaming marketplace in the world. Filmmakers set a price for their work and are paid immediately by consumers, disrupting the traditional industry model.

Sales period. From Aug 21, 2017 to Sep 18, 2017
Accepted currencies. ETH
Max investment cap. $20 M
Website and whitepaper.
Hype.codes rate - 81/100.

TokenStub

TokenStub is a decentralized infrastructure for event ticket sales, which aims to disrupt the $33 billion event ticketing industry.  The ticketing industry is plagued with problems.  Consumers are blocked from the primary market due to the proliferation of sophisticated resellers who use bots to buy up the majority of tickets.  When consumers are able to access the primary market, typically only subpar seats are available – and customers must pay exorbitant fees to secure those seats.  If tickets to an event are sold out, consumers typically turn to the secondary market to source their tickets.  On the secondary market, they also pay high fees and risk fraud due to the lack of transparency.

TokenStub
 TokenStub logo

Sales period. From Aug 25, 2017 to Oct 3, 2017
Accepted currencies. ETH, BTC
Max investment cap. $15 M
Website and whitepaper.
Hype.codes rate - 76/100.

TokenStars ACE

ACE provides funding and promotion resources to young aspiring tennis players at the critical junior age, so they don't drop out of professional sports. This significantly raises their chances for success. When successful tennis stars earn prize money and as they accumulate celebrity status, players sign huge sponsorship deals.

Sales period. From Aug 24, 2017 to Oct 24, 2017
Accepted currencies. ETH
Max investment cap. $15 M
Website and whitepaper.
Hype.codes rate - 82/100.

UNYT

UNYT is run on IPFS, and operates through the Ethereum blockchain. Countless nodes supporting the system means it is never vulnerable to outages or DoS attacks.
Smart Escrow powered by Ethereum makes up the backbone of UNYT. Unalterable and uninterruptible, the Smart Escrow smart contracts allow for secure and transparent real-time payments. You are only ever represented by your chosen username, and payments are made to and from private addresses under your control. UNYT simply coordinates the interactions and transactions, but does not hold funds at any stage.

UNYT ICO logo
UNYT ICO logo

Sales period. From Aug 21, 2017 to Sep 4, 2017
Accepted currencies. ETH
Max investment cap. 400 000 ETH
Website and whitepaper.
Hype.codes rate - 73/100.

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Swiss Regulators Published ICO Guidelines

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA published today initial coin offering (ICO) guidelines  
16 February 2018   166

The guidelines set out how it intends to apply financial market legislation in handling inquiries from ICO organizers. According to it, regulators will oversee and regulate ICOs anti-money laundering laws.

FINMA clarifies how token issuers should proceed in the country. The regulator also stated that there is a sharp increase in the number of Switzerland-based ICOs. This led to questions about applicable regulations.

The press release noted that financial market law and regulation aren’t applicable to all ICOs. Each case must be decided on its individual merits.

The regulations will be based on economic function and purpose of the tokens issued by the ICO organizer. Due to the fact that there is no generally recognized terminology for the classification of tokens in the world,  FINMA categorizes tokens into three types:

  • Payment tokens are synonymous with cryptocurrencies and have no further functions or links to other development projects.

  • Utility tokens are tokens which are intended to provide digital access to an application or service.

  • Asset tokens represent assets such as participation in real physical underlyings, companies, or earnings streams.  

FINMA will handle ICO inquiries according to three different categories, based on the type of tokens they’ll be issuing.

  • Payment ICOs (payment tokens), that issue tokens that are transferable and function as means of payment.

  • Utility ICOs (utility tokens), that will not qualify as securities, as long as their purpose is to confer digital access rights to an application or service. If a utility token functions as an investment in economic terms, it will be treated as a security.

  • Asset ICOs (asset tokens), that issue tokens that will be seen as securities. This means they’ll be treated like equities or bonds. These will be subject to strict requirements.

Our balanced approach to handling ICO projects and inquiries allows legitimate innovators to navigate the regulatory landscape and so launch their projects in a way consistent with our laws protecting investors and the integrity of the financial system.

Mark Branson

FINMA CEO