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ICO vs IPO: so alike and yet so different?
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05. 23. 2018

Over the recent months, there has been more and more talks about the difference between ICO and IPO. It is largely due to the fact that these two procedures look quite similar for a layman. However, they differ in a variety of parameters, and this comparison is largely inaccurate. First you need to understand what are ICO and IPO.

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Lawyer's view: What happens if owner of the startup dies?
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05. 23. 2018

Along with the increasing popularity of cryptocurrency, there is a growing need to adapt them to traditional public institutions. No one likes to think, let alone talk about death. But as the Russian classic (Bulgakov) said: "Yes, man is mortal, but that would be only half the trouble. The worst of it is that he's sometimes unexpectedly mortal – there's the trick!" All the cryptocurrencies that you have mined, purchased through ICO, or bought on the exchange, can be lost. Of course, since the main way to access a cryptocurrency wallet is a personal key, you can simply transfer it to confidants for safekeeping (family, friends, relatives). But are there any legal commitments that your digital assets ​​are guaranteed to be inherited?

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Security Of Your Bitcoins Is Predominantly Responsibility
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05. 23. 2018

Content theft has persisted as one of the worst ills of the internet generation. Data breaches and identity thefts have always left victims with a sour taste. Bitcoin wallets have been hacked and owners’ wealth stolen on several cases. Are there ways to ultimately prevent one’s wallet from being hacked? Is there any way of recovering stolen funds from a hacked wallet? Are exchanges obliged to refund Bitcoins stolen from a virtual wallet?

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Why cryptocurrency has become so popular this year?
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05. 23. 2018

Why cryptocurrency has become so popular this year? What factors and events contributed to this? There are two reasons. First of all, it is an exponential growth of the two most popular cryptocurrencies bitcoin and ethereum, that happened this spring. Secondly, it is ICO boom, a process when a company raises funds by issuing and selling its own crypto tokens. Many opinion leaders in the financial and banking sector, politicians across the world, celebrities started talking about bitcoin and blockchain.

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What is painful in ICO collapse?
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05. 23. 2018

ICO (initial coin offering) or Token sale is a method of primary and sometimes venture capital raising, into a project by issuing a limited number of its own crypto-token and further selling them to a wide range of people. Often such companies work on blockchain technology, but not necessarily, as in the case of the Zirkoin tokens or the expected "Biokoin"-token of the company "LavkaLavka". In total about $2 billion have been raised since the very first ICO in 2013. And a half of this sum – over the past year. This amount is a multiple of the classical venture financing market. Such figures have appeared, among other things, because of the significant growth of the cryptocurrency exchange rates in the spring-summer of 2017. Of course, there has been a "boom" of ICO, which continues to this day.

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