Week in Ethereum News
December 18, 2016

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Stuff for Dapp developers


Token Sales

  • Two white papers released:
    • iEx.ec – distributed computing
    • Etherisc – decentralized insurance
  • Gnosis unveils its modified Dutch auction token sale mechanics
  • Mysterium sells out its pre-token token sale quite quickly.
    • To elaborate on last week’s comments that I didn’t like this deal structure: I don’t like the idea of putting value into a project that has locked in future funding terms that it might not be able to hit (thus unnecessarily crippling itself and ruining the value I put in).
    • Given the state of the Ethereum token sale market, this probably isn’t a huge danger for them, but guaranteeing future funding prices is not a good model.
    • Why’d they hit it so quickly?  Probably three things:
      • Techgeek type of project
      • Attracted some flippers who figure Mysterium will hold the full token sale, and thus they can exit early.
      • Low ask
  • Coinbase’s Token Sale Law Framework is back up permanently.  If you’re going doing a token sale at any point, you should have this bookmarked.


Dates of note                                                                                                

[I aim for a relatively comprehensive list of Ethereum sales, but make no warranty as to even whether they are legit; as such, I thus likewise warrant nothing about whether any will produce a satisfactory return. This is not investment advice.]                                                                                             

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