Bitcoin Price Could Hit $15,000 This Year

Christopher Matta, Goldman Sachs

According to my estimates, the recent tx spam on the ETH network cost up to ~$15m USD

Vitalik Buterin

ICO Raised $8,3 Billion In the Second Quarter of 2018

During the second quarter of 2018, ICO investments increased by 151% according to ICORating research. Primary offerings of different projects raised $8,3 billion. The total amount of money raised in the 6 months is $11,3 billion which is 10 times more than during the same time frame of 2017.

In June, EOS project finished crowdfunding campaign that lasted for a year and managed to get $4 billion. The month its ICO was over is considered the month when financial funds were raised.

More than half of the projects 55% couldn’t achieve their financial goals. ICORating analysts emphasized that it had nothing to with the token type, all the project that failed were of a bad quality. Only small group was able to get $50 million and some of the projects reached $100 thousand.

The projects that were planning to get financial support by presenting one an idea of the future development got the least amount of funds. 58% of such projects failed to raise more than half a million dollars. Instead, a majority of investors were interested in participating in projects that had an MVP ready. These ICOs raised as much as $34.5 million on average in crowdfunding.

Meanwhile, concerning popularity, financial, gaming & VR, investment, blockchain and social media industry witnessed a more substantial number of ICO projects. The number of gaming projects doubled compared with Q1.