ICOs

Utility Tokens vs. Security Tokens – Why it Matters

It’s amazing how popular public opinion can drive herds of investors in directions that are sometimes fatal. Take for example Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), most of which offer up something called “utility tokens”. These are largely worthless tokens that live on the blockchain and have no equity behind them, yet media pundits still offer up speculations as to […]

ICO Scams – How to Tell if an ICO is a Scam

Now that we’re starting to hear about some massive ICO scams, we figured that lots of people might be interested in knowing how to tell if an ICO is a scam. It’s something that 32,000 people wish they knew before giving those Vietnamese lads at “Pincoin” $600 million – which they promptly ran away with. Fortunately, our crack team […]

5 Startups Creating Security Tokens on the Blockchain

Ilusory superiority refers to the propensity of humans to overestimate themselves when compared to others. Take for example the survey they did of Stanford MBAs, of which 87% rated their academic performance as above the median. While that sort of ignorance can be expected from people with MBAs, it’s actually a far more widespread problem. The truth […]

Why ICOs are Not an Investment or an Asset Class

You won’t have to look very hard to find people who think initial coin offerings (ICOs) are all scams and people who think they’re the greatest thing since sliced bread. With a fierce debate raging on, we want to try and understand this whole “ICO/cryptocurrency/blockchain” thing from the perspective of investors who can see that the […]

Paragon’s Cannabis Themed Initial Coin Offering

We’ve been seeing a lot of ads lately about initial coin offerings or ICOs. In fact, while you’re reading this article you may see some ads on our site about ICO offerings. We don’t control what ads you see, Google does, but if people click those ads we get some dollars which we use to feed […]

Are Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) Scams?

It never ceases to amaze us how many scams there are in the world of penny stocks and yet the SEC does very little to shut them down. We have been exposing these scams for years and will continue to do so because it’s people like the elderly who most often are preyed upon by these […]