Over $23 Billion Raised So Far In ICOs All Over The World

in news •  2 months ago

Grab some coffee, make yourself comfortable and put this video below on a loop:



It's a fabulous visualization, taken from this exceptional report by elementus.io. There are a ton of other interesting tidbits in that report and I kindly recommend you to go read it for yourself, but if you're in only for the TL/DR version, here's my take on it:

  • the explosion of ICOs in 2017 is very similar to viral spreading patterns, which means this new organism (the ICO) is capable of enormous replication strength
  • the biggest ICO so far is of a state-regulate crypto, namely the Petro in Venezuela
  • the second biggest ICO is EOS, which, in case you didn't know, was created by @dan, co-founder of BitShares and Steemit
  • Romania, the country where I was born, is listed there with a surprising $73 million amount. Not bad, not bad at all...

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That's a lot of money down the drain.

well i'm not in a mood for coffee, but i am surely putting this video in a loop and will watch it again and again.

...and you will see the number of new ones that are going to pop-up with EOS

I see that three biggest pies in the chart have happened in 2017-18 period. This is a very good indicator that future is going to be great for the cryptos!

It feels like money is too cheap. Too many investors all chasing new markets and rates of return.

May not be a great time as interest rates continue to climb and they'll be less liquid capital to toss around.

petro alone did a massive ico that's such a huge and on a large level ico

23 billion USD is a huge amount, but why we are in dip? :(

ICO has become a major way of funding blockchain projects and i see this major pattern increasing in the future together with tokenized SMT. Blockchain evolution is now transforming the world in the way funds are been raised

Wow 2018 was the world of ICO, with EOS is on the 2nd no, but I have seen people who don't love EOS much.

Steem.supply soon i will check it .

interesting graphic, definitely agree with a comment above, lots of money down the drain, specially petro and that's nearly 20% of all ico money raised. then there is good stuff like ethereum which was only 100 million if i am correct.

i expect this to continue for a while, till either the sec stops it or one of the project fails big time.

Thats massive amount. I love coffee. But my coffee maker is not working right now. I'll grab coffee later but add this video in my loop to watch when I needed again it to watch

the biggest ICO so far is of a state-regulate crypto, namely the Petro in Venezuela

Are you kidding me? Petro? How come. No news has really been heard about this token for so long now. How come it made he apex?

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you are right brother, never ever heard of this coin before.

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I wrote about it quite a lot, but probably you didn't follow me back then...

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I have just started following you now when you have started challenges.

looks like an interesting visual ... having Petro in the middle of it seems like a joke though ,,, it sounds like an even bigger joke than KodakCoin

Great to watch this video and literally speaking this video was reflecting so attractive because it was showcasing ICO's as bubble formations as video was moving, and amazing to know all these top three ICO's and EOS is well familiar and it raised handsome funds through that ICO, but i was unaware of other two so that's really informative to know.

Definitely future is exciting because these days are just start and this is warming up phase and in future we will see many services will adopt Crypto and will launch the ICO's. Let's hope for the best.

Thanks for sharing this post with us and wishing you an great day. Stay blessed. 🙂

I really like visuals like that. They tell the story way better than just a bar graph. While I believe it's great that more and more people are using the blockchain technology to create cryptocurrencies, I wish we didn't have to always saturate markets and then watch things fail. I guess that's the way it is, it just gets a little old after a while.

It's lots of me. I've visible individuals who don't love eos muchoney down the drain. you'll see the range of recent ones which can be going to pop-up with eos. in 2018 i have visible folks that do not love eos plenty.

Crypto is the new world order