ICO and STO are An initial Coin Offering (ICO) - is when a company sells a new cryptocurrency to raise money. Security Token Offerings (STO), or tokenized IPO - are similar to ICO, but a more complex one, where a company raise money, but it is a tokenized digital security.
Initial Coin Offering (ICO): What It Is and How It Works
An initial coin offering is one of the most popular ways for startups to raise capital. Here’s everything you need to know to safely invest in it.
AML / Compliance Officer
AML officer is the contact person for the Estonian Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), who will answer directly to the company's board. The AML officer is either employee of the company or part of the structural unit, i.e., the company board of directors.
What is FinTech Launchpad in Estonia?
We work a lot with Fintechs and crypto companies. Crypto companies do fall into the Fintech category in my opinion, but it’s also a whole separate category by its own.
How to understand AML requirements?
AML regulations are getting tighter all the time. When you deal with any bank in Europe it’s obvious that the AML regulations are already unproportional for most of us doing simple businesses and transactions.
Opening a Security Token Exchange in Europe?
Security token market is gaining more and more traction. In order to develop a functional security token industry in Europe, it’s vital to have liquidity and secondary trading platforms.
e-Residency and Security Token Offerings
Both concepts, the e-Residency program and the token offerings have similar underlying principles. To simplify, bring down the costs, and to enable doing everything online, remotely.
Difference between IPOs and STOs
During our sales meetings, we sometimes spend the first ten minutes explaining to our clients the differences between the ICOs and STOs. While it’s easy to differentiate ICOs from STOs, the main question that constantly comes up instead is how the STO differs from the IPO?
Security Tokens As Airdrops?
Giving away tokens for free – which is called an airdrop – has gained popularity. It means the company isn’t raising capital by doing the ICO...
Security Token Offering in Estonia?
Security tokens and regulated markets are coming. It’s yet to see whether the regulators of some countries will come out with a simplified approach for launching STOs.
Estonia – the most ICOs per capita
Our friends at btxchange.io have created an excellent infographic on the funding of ICOs in the recent years. And the most ICOs per capita? Estonia.
What to do before an ICO?
It seems the biggest ICO craze is past us when companies were raising ludicrous amounts of money even for the most ridiculous projects.