Some crypto prognosticators have boldly predicted 2018 to be “the death of the ICO token,” as Ripple CTO Stefan Thomas put it. Others are not so gloomy, with some saying ICOs are actually heating up (especially in FinTech) and learning how to better comply with regulation.
We at Token Report prefer to let the numbers speak for themselves, so we’ve put together the top-level market statistics to know before you make your own bold predictions about what 2018 will hold for Initial Coin Offerings.
Delivering on that promise, our researchers put together this report on the pipeline of ICOs scheduled in Q1 2018, and for you to compare, ICO open / close / cancelled data for 2017. As a bonus, we’re also including the top 10 ICOs by amounts raised for both Q4 2017 and the full year.
If you want to share and discuss your takeaways from this data set with over 450 crypto investors, we’ll be doing just that in our Telegram group. (Token Report, a financial data service for cryptocurrency investors, has merged with Blockchain News. Read more here.)
ICO Market Outlook for Q1 2018 and Q4 2017 Comparison:
Full Year 2017:
Number of ICOs opened — 778
Number of ICOs closed — 503
Number of ICOs canceled — 87
Dollar amount closed — USD 5.955 billion
Number of deals opening per month (mean) — 64.5
Number of ICOs opened — 401
Number of ICOs closed — 262
Number of ICOs canceled — 48
Dollar amount closed — $3.055 billion
Number of deals opening per month (mean) — 133
Q1 2018 Pipeline:
Scheduled to open in January — 90
Scheduled to open in February — 38
Scheduled to open in March — 10
Number of TBDs (total) — 202
Number of deals opening per month (mean) — 44 (Q1 2018)
Top 10 ICOs by Amounts Raised, Q4 2017 and Full Year
Full Year 2017:
*Note: EOS purportedly raised $700 million, but their ICO is still ongoing.
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