It’s an IPO, It’s an ICPO. No, Wait, it’s an ICO!

What Happens When Venture Capital meets Cryptocurrencies (approximate reading time: 10–20 mins)

Idea in Brief

Cryptocurrency 101

Block Chain

Bitcoin & Other Cryptocurrencies

Ether & Ethereum

Initial Coin Offering (ICO)

Relatively Riskier Investment

Performance of Bitcoin

Performance of Ether

Performance of Litecoin

Legal and Regulatory Challenges

The Mt. Gox Hack

The DAO Hack

Conclusion

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