News und Studien cometis AG, Frankfurt am Main

Presentation by Maximilian Franz, Consultant cometis AG, at the IR Conference 2018, 30 January.

Key takeaways:

  • In the context of so-called initial coin offerings, or ICOs for short, hundreds of millions of euros are collected by companies in the crypto scene
  • Coins or tokens are virtual coins or items whos value is determined by the individual issuer and which are based on blockchain technology
  • These coins or tokens can then be traded on various digital exchange platforms
  • They are extremely volatile, have little or no legal regulation in many countries and lose all their value in nine out of ten cases
  • Established media, banks and academics explicitly warn of ICOs
  • On the other hand, there is a hype about this new form of investment on customer and investor side, that makes enormous speculative profits possible
  • The IR industry has to expect an increasing complexity of its own professional field in connection with ICOs


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