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…

Despite Bitcoin price correction ICOs are still raising Billions

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The TokenData Take: ICOs raised $1.5B in January 2018 67 ICOs completed their fundraising efforts in January for a total of $1.5B raised. We’re fully aware the monthly statistics are starting to sound like broken records (pun intended)… That’s why we’ll keep it short this time so that we can all go back to procrastinating at…

The TokenData Take: New Year, NEO Me?

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Only two weeks into the new year, token sales and ICO fundraising have kept their momentum from the last weeks of 2017. A staggering $570M was raised by 23 token sales in the first two weeks of 2018. We’ve distilled a number of insights and trends from the first two weeks…

Billion Dollar December

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

The TokenData Take: ICOs raise >$1B in December and >$5B in 2017 Let’s cut straight to the chase: ICOs ended 2017 on a high by raising more than one billion dollars ($1.2B) in December, bringing total capital raised to $5.6B. It’s safe to say that this has exceeded everyone’s expectations including our own prognosis two…

Closing in on $5 Billion

Monday, December 18, 2017

With only two weeks left in 2017 we seem to be reaching a slowdown of new ICOs. A mere 16 new sales are launching this week versus the 30-50 we have seen in the past weeks. The dudes running ICOs are either too busy raising and trading Cryptokitties or figuring out which…

Location, Location, Location?

Monday, December 4, 2017

The Location of Legal Entities & Founders behind ICOs Over the past months, we have worked with European VC firm Atomico on the data side to contribute to their annual State of European Tech Report. This year’s report wouldn’t be complete without a data-driven section about the crypto and ICO frenzy, so together…

Stranger Token Things

Monday, November 20, 2017

Unreported and Extended Token Sales Last week, the TokenData team took a short hiatus from the newsletter and crunching token returns. For those of you who missed us and pictured us working in a worn down Regus office whiteboarding and roadmapping away – we have to disappoint you – we spent…

Leaving Tokens on the Table

Monday, November 6, 2017

Day 1 Token Trading Analysis For those unfamiliar with the land of academic research in “traditional” finance, the “Day One” trading return for IPOs (aka “trading pop”) is a mythical creature described in thousands of articles written by fledgling PhD students and the occasional Nobel prize winner. Long story short: the starting question…