Public Consensus PredictionTM
Initiated by: M.D.

What will be the future of ICOs?

(Will they survive? If so, in what form?)
Public verdict: ICOs will evolve and survive, and still be the dominant funding mechanism in 2020, because they’re both democratic and inclusive.
71 jurors voted to form this verdict and were awarded 7,100 RHU. Check your balance to see if you qualified. Log in
Case description
ICOs are fading in the eyes of investors, and blockchain projects are experimenting with new, more equitable, fundraising models. Some primarily address concerns with potential SEC actions; others are more focused on flexibility for investors. Voting choices below are derived from reporting by Kai Sedgwick in Bitcoin News and Anujit Mukhopadhyay in 101 Blockchains.Voters who predict this accurately will share 20,000 RHU on August 15, 2020.
242 total voters
How the public voted
71 votes
"ICOs will evolve and survive, and still be the dominant funding mechanism in 2020, because they’re both democratic and inclusive."
56 votes
"STO (Secure Token Offering). Regulated coin offerings that comply with SEC policies, such as Reg A+, Reg D, and Reg S."
38 votes
"IICO (Interactive Initial Coin Offering). First proposed by Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin, the model lets contributors specify their maximum cap, which if exceeded results in a return of their investment."
30 votes
"SAFT (Simple Agreement for Future Tokens). Accredited investors purchase SEC-compliant securities contracts under an agreement that they will receive tokens only when the project is operational and the tokens are useable / tradable."
28 votes
"No ICO or funding. The best coins will create their own economics and will grow their own mechanisms and usage organically, without external funding."
19 votes
"ISA (Initial Supply Auction). A descending-price auction, with a high opening price that descends in increments to a floor. Investors choose the price at which they’re comfortable and receive their currency as soon as purchased."
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What happens next

Disputing parties will be invited to resolve the matter based on this public verdict. If the parties have agreed beforehand to use the results to arbitrate the case the verdict will be binding. If not, the results are nonbinding but can be used as input to guide further negotiation. Depending on the case, results may be distributed to other interested parties such as regulators and media.