Crypto M&A: Barbarians on the Blockchain

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Crypto M&A – A comprehensive review Crypto M&A is alive and kicking. 350 acquisitions involving cryptocurrency and blockchain companies have taken place since 2013. However, beyond anecdotes, press releases and high level summaries, there haven’t been any thorough or forward-looking analyses, until now.  What follows is a condensed version of…

Token Buybacks: Design or Despair?

Friday, November 9, 2018

Similar to stock buybacks, token buybacks involve a cryptocurrency project buying back its tokens from existing holders. We’ve come across a number of examples and have divided the token buybacks into three categories: Buybacks Instead of Dividends Some projects have explicitly mentioned buybacks as a core feature of their business…

ICOs are dead – long live the ICO

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Token and ICO fundraising continued a steep decline in July 2018. 40 ICOs and (private) token sales raised a total of $417M – down from $585 Million in June and $2 Billion in May. This is the lowest monthly amount we’ve measured since May 2017. A closer look at the…

Mega-ICO-saur sale extinction?

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

July had the lowest ICO activity in more than a year Token and ICO fundraising continued a steep decline in July. 40 ICOs and (private) token sales raised a total of $417M – down from $585 Million in June and $2 Billion in May. This is the lowest monthly amount we’ve measured since May 2017….

ICOs raised $2B in May 2018 and $10B in 2018 ytd

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

ICOs raised $2 billion in May and $10 billion in 2018 ICOs raised a total of $2 billion in May 2018 with the following breakdown: 53 completed ICOs raised a total of $1.1B in May 2018 – versus $548M in April.  The EOS sale raised a total of $913M in May 2017 – versus…

Q&A with Set Protocol – Decentralized Crypto Baskets

Monday, June 4, 2018

The explosion of ICOs has led to an exponential increase in the number of ERC-20 tokens that are actively traded. There have been dozens of ICOs and matching numbers of tokens for each new blockchain use-case. As a result, many users and investors in the crypto space frequently ask the…

Weighing in the heavyweight contenders

Thursday, May 3, 2018

ICOs raised $550M in April  48 completed ICOs raised a total of $548M in April 2018. This is a significant (25%) decline since March and close to a 70% decline from the “ICO fundraising peak” in January. Total capital raised by completed ICOs stands at $4.1B in 2018 versus $5.6B…

The 3 F’s of Crypto Index Funds

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The TokenData Take: Fees, Forks & the Fidelity of Crypto Index Funds Custodial services, more regulatory certainty and robust cryptocurrency index funds are all requirements for institutional capital (pension funds, endowments and insurers) to enter the cryptocurrency space. So, when Coinbase launched their aptly named Coinbase Index and Coinbase Index Fund last week, we decided…

Legal Domiciles of ICO teams

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

For the third month in a row, ICOs have raised more than $1B, with 55 projects collecting $1.2B in February 2018. To put this into perspective: In the first two months of 2018, ICOs have already raised 50% of 2017’s total capital…and this is excluding the monstrous Telegram sale which is on track to raise…

ICO Pre-Sale Mania

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The TokenData Take: Pre-Sale Rounds Contribute 60% to ICOs Correction for January 2018: We updated our database with a few more confirmed ICOs reflected in the graph above In our last update we mentioned the trend of ICOs raising a majority of capital through private rounds and pre-sales rounds. Some ICOs have even cancelled the planned public/main sale…