Initial Coin Offering (ICO)
An ICO (Initial Coin Offering) is the digital response to the classical initial public offering (IPO). If you are looking for a new financing model for your start-up or for your expansion plans, an ICO is a modern alternative to the traditional capital market.
We support you with the necessary expertise and coordination of your ICO. In doing so, we put together a team from our network that is individually tailored to your needs and manage and/or monitor the financing project. Our ICO services at a glance:
What is Blockchain?
The big advantage of a blockchain is that it offers the possibility to exchange data and digital currencies without the need for a basis of trust. Basically, the blockchain is a database of transactions that uses a decentralized network of computers (“nodes”). Each “node” in the network keeps a record of all transactions carried out and works on confirming further transactions.
How does a transaction work on the blockchain?
Peer to Peer:
Monitoring of the transaction by a third party is not necessary.
Open Source & Transparency:
All transactions are public and the entire network is transparent. The blockchain can be checked at any time.
As soon as a block is added to the blockchain, the transaction can no longer be revoked.
The databases are globally distributed and do not know any national borders.
24h / 7 days:
Transactions are not bound to the business hours of the service providers and can be validated around the clock.
Crypto currencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple or Litecoin are by-products of the blockchain technology. In their simplest definition, crypto currencies are virtual currencies traded over their own decentralized network. In a process called mining, “nodes” confirm the transactions in the network by solving mathematical puzzles. The owner of such a “node” receives a reward in the appropriate crypto currency for confirming the transactions. The value of crypto currencies is very volatile, which has led to considerable market speculation. The following link gives a good overview of the prices of the crypto currencies: https://coinmarketcap.com/
The term “Smart Contract” refers to computer programs that are able to implement agreements with the help of blockchain technology. The terms of the contract are set out in the code as conditions and instructions. The program itself is recorded on the blockchain, making it irreversible and resistant to censorship. The program can also control blockchain assets. This means it can store and transfer amounts of crypto currency. Its main goal is to enable two parties to trade without intermediaries.
Benefits for the company
Various tech companies such as Uber, Airbnb and Kickstarter have proven that the sharing and crowdfunding industry is a success, but users of these platforms are always dependent on an intermediary. Blockchain, however, opens the door to direct interaction between customers and service providers, partly because it enables peer-to-peer payments. And this is precisely where the potential lies for the development of a fully decentralized sharing economy. Blockchain technology, however, offers several other application areas that are already in use today. Here are a few examples:
Combating money laundering / KYC
The cost of identifying the origin of customer funds in the KYC (Know Your Customer) process can be reduced by cross-institutional customer verification, while at the same time increasing the efficiency of monitoring and analysis.
Intellectual property / patent protection
The illegal copying and redistribution of files is reduced by automating the sale of creative works online and protecting copyright through intelligent contracts.
Supply Chain Management
Thanks to decentralised business books, it is easy to check whether the background information, such as the origin and quality of the products purchased, is true.
Blockchain enables a cost-efficient trading of renewable energy, which is produced for example in the neighbourhood networks and small communities.