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Differences Between ICO and IPO
  • The cryptocurrency market continues to bring the
    consideration of many traders and investors in
    similar proportions.
  • Though its critics consider it no more as a
    bubble that can pop at any point in time, its
    supporters have come out in its support fully and
    term it as a revolutionary innovation.
  • Initial coin offering or ICO is strange from
    initial public offering (IPO) in the sense that
    both methods use diverse means with a common
    goal- to collect funds for the project. However,
    there are other variations too that are mentioned

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  • Key Differences Between ICO and IPO

Regulatory Oversight
  • Unlike IPOs, ICOs are not forced legitimately to
    issue any form of legal documentation.
  • ICOs are unregulated, which signifies that just
    about anyone can start it by describing key
    information concerning the project in the
  • On the other hand, any company looking to issue
    IPO must create an outline which must incorporate
    key information about the company and its aim to
    issue its shares in the public domain.

Track Record Credibility
  • IPO is a long process which needs the
    verification of accounts by licensed accounting
    firms, liaising with exchanges, and investment
    banks to act as underwriters to satisfy specific
  • It is necessary to have a good track record
    before a company can list its shares through IPO.
  • On the other hand, ICOs do not require any track
    record or adherence to the regulatory framework.
    This makes it very tough to evaluate their

  • The stocks earned through IPO represents an
    ownership stake in the project.
  • The utility of holding stock authorizes
    shareholders to receive dividends and a right to
    vote in the shareholders meeting.
  • On the other hand, investment in ICO coins does
    not yield an ownership right to the unit holders.
    However, there are other ways through which
    investors can reap advantages in the future.

Duration of Offerings
  • Traditional IPO issuance can take anywhere from 4
    to 6 months as it is required to go many legal
    stages to get a final consent of the relevant
  • The whole process of ICO is of the much shorter
    term as it depends on the nature and timeline of
    the project. Once a whitepaper is drawn out, just
    about anyone can drive the crowd sale.

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