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More than a thousand of crypto projects are “already dead” as of June 30, 2018, according to a recent TechCrunch report. The news outlet has based its claim on data from two websites: Coinopsy and DeadCoins.

Coinopsy provides daily reviews of various cryptocurrencies, including ones that are already “dead.” It defines a “dead” token as exhibiting at least one of the following: “abandoned, scammed, website dead, no nodes, wallet issues, no social updates, low volume or developers have walked away from the project.”

According to Coinopsy’s list, there are 247 “dead” coins as of press time. These include the notorious Bitconnect that was shut down in January 2018 and is described by the website as “the most successful ponzi-scheme in crypto so far.”

DeadCoins similarly has a 830-item long list of “dead” cryptocurrencies. Among them is the recent Titanium Blockchain Infrastructure Services initial coin offering (ICO) that was shut down by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for fraudulent practices.

According to the SEC’s press release, Titanium has raised $21 million from investors from the U.S. and other countries. In its statement, the SEC warned investors about ICOs as an extremely risky type of investment:

“Having filed multiple cases involving allegedly fraudulent ICOs, we again encourage investors to be especially cautious when considering these as investments.”

As Cointelegraph reported Friday, the volume of ICOs has reached $13.7 billion in 2018 so far, which is already twice as much as the market amounted to in the entire 2017. According to TechCrunch, scam and dead ICOs raised $1 billion in 2017.

On June 21, Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman warned that ICOs pose “serious risks” for retail investors, claiming that projects that raise money this way have “almost no oversight.”

Earlier in June, crypto evangelist John McAfee said that he will stop promoting ICOs due to alleged threats from the SEC.


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Bro can you tell me what is ICO is it like IPO in share market?😅

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Initial Public Offering (IPO) is the first time that the stock of a private company is offered to the public and IPOs are often issued by younger, smaller companies seeking capital to expand, but they can also be done by large privately owned companies looking to become publicly traded

Participating in any ICU is very risky. We should first study it well and then it should be buy only after launch on any major exchange. This will save our money and we will also generate good profits. Do you guys think I'm right?

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@rajatgaur the ICO website offers exciting discounts as part of the pre-sale as is usual for ICOs, but the moment you try to buy the tokens, you are redirected to, and all the fun ends


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@rajatgaur You researched well about this topic. Most of the ico only comes to raise money and making fool of clients l, that why SEC mekes some strict regulation against these fraud ico's


@rajatgaur As of now, in the crypto currency world, there are also some scam coins which are take benefits of this hot market. So, everyone should open their eyes every time in doing investing in it.

Yes bro we should careful before investing and also search for it first so that you got knowledge about it first

Now how many coins are coming from the market everyday. And more than half of those ico are fake

@rajatgaur brother thanks for the sharing this valuable content, but invest in ICO is very risky we have to keep our eye's open to identify the right one.

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