29 Jun '17, 11pm

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It's a term deliciously similar to those three letters guaranteed to make bankers, investors and founders salivate: IPO. For the most part, bankers have been cut out of the ICO equation -- almost by design -- but founders are loving the notion that you can launch your own cryptocoin, and a growing number of investors are excited about the prospects for huge windfalls. ICOs are so similar to penny stocks that the investing strategy looks almost the same: Throw a few dollars at a low-value security and hope that a bit of hype will see its price go up by astronomical multiples. Here's how it works. A founder comes up with a new cryptocoin and pre-sells an amount to investors prior to launch. They may swap these digital tokens for fiat money, such as U.S. dollars, but are more likely to do so for an established cryptocurrency like bitcoin or ethereum. This early investment not...

Full article: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-28/crypto...

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