A comprehensive review of the global development of initial coin offerings (ICOs) and their regulation

Cristiano Bellavitis*, Christian Fisch, Johan Wiklund

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Abstract

Initial coin offerings (ICOs) represent an innovative and new funding mechanism for new technology ventures. In our comprehensive review of the industry's evolution, we show that despite its short history, there have been dramatic changes and shifts in the number of ICOs, the amount of money raised, the geographic distribution of ICOs, and their regulation. This dynamism calls into question current research practices and findings. We propose that scholars sort out and differentiate supply of vs. demand for ICO funding, taking geography and regulation into account with a global perspective.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere00213
JournalJournal of Business Venturing Insights
Volume15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We thank James Thwaite and Kevin Wang for their help with data collection. This research has been funded through Auckland Business School FDRF funding. I have reported the funder and grant in the online system. It is: Auckland University , grant FDRF 3713248 .

Funding Information:
We thank James Thwaite and Kevin Wang for their help with data collection. This research has been funded through Auckland Business School FDRF funding. I have reported the funder and grant in the online system. It is: Auckland University, grant FDRF 3713248.

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