With the increase in the influence of cryptocurrency on people, there is also an increase in the number of people investing in bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies. In the initial phase of the cryptocurrency, people were unaware of the term and hence very few people knew about cryptocurrency and its benefits. There were a lot of debates in the beginning related to the topic of whether cryptocurrencies will be good for human beings in the future or not. But with time, it is evident that cryptocurrencies can bring a good revolution to the traditional banking system and transaction purposes.
What is ICO?
ICO or initial coin offerings are similar to IPOs that our initial public offerings. It includes 3 steps and when all the steps are completed the ICO is over and the project or the startup starts. After this, the token or the coin is listed in the major exchanges and many projects allow the investors to trade in their cryptocurrency. Now the question arises here ICOs are good for us in the future. The answer to this question can be drawn from the example of ethereum. When the ethereum ICOS was introduced 1 bitcoin was exchanged for the no. Of 2000 Ethereum which gave numerous and beneficial returns in the future. The biggest advantage of ICO is that no matter where you live you can invest in ICO and can exchange cryptocurrencies. It is the benefit of the decentralized and democratic view that you just need an Internet connection, a system, and some bitcoins to start the trading. When the ICO was not introduced only people with sufficient funds or balance could invest in blockchain start-ups but now with the help of ICO, anyone in the world can do it. But these are only pros of ICO. However, there are some challenges to this Idea too like
Risks associated with ICO
Many ICO is a kind of fraud in which people invest but after some time the ICO gets dumped and all the money of investors is lost to make the profits of ICO Developers. There are numerous ICOS that do not even exist in real life. Some ICOs are based on good ideas but they might lack security and terms of service. But, hopefully, with time all these challenges will be resolved to make the world digital in terms of currencies.
Development of ICOs
Whenever there is the development of anything it brings pros and cons with itself. For example when mobile phones and computers were developed or invented many people said that these can be harmful to the human race in the coming time but with changes in some rules and regulations now we can say that computers and mobile phones are a blessing for the current generation and we cannot think a day without them. Similarly, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have faced search allegations in the initial phase but nowadays a lot of people are investing in it by keeping the pros in their views. There are a lot of exchanges available in the crypto market to buy, sell and store bitcoins or other cryptocurrencies. Nowadays various verticals are being created and one of the most like verticals is ICO. The ICO vertical is facing the same problem of acceptance and rejection as bitcoins and other inventions. Some say that ICO is risky because of the past experiences of some people. For example, coin dash ICO last about $7,000,000 after being hijacked by the Hackers.