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…

Diminishing Token Returns (cont)

Monday, October 30, 2017

A Graph of Diminishing Token Returns Last week‘s update about diminishing token returns prompted a number of questions and comments. One of the most recurring questions was if we could plot the historical values of the hypothetical token portfolio and show it against ETH and BTC. In anticipation of a…

Diminishing Token Returns

Monday, October 23, 2017

Last week we showed a simple table in our newsletter that showed the relative performance of ICO-issued tokens versus Bitcoin and Ethereum (conclusion: ~30% of tokens have returned more than both BTC and ETH since the respective ICO dates). We received many requests for a more granular take on this data, so we did…

Q&A with Amentum: A Crypto Fund with a Mission

Monday, October 23, 2017

Supporting TokenData since before it was even called TokenData, Steven McKie (the guy behind BlockChannel) recently announced the launch of a new investment fund called Amentum. When we looked at Amentum’s twitter feed, all we saw was the fund’s mission statement — “A crypto fund focused on diversity, security, interoperability, and sustainability for…