2017 has been the best year yet for ICOs, and it continues to break records in several aspects. A massive amount of funding has been raised through ICOs than it was gathered via seed funding, not to mention the fact that ICO fundraising has left all the VC funding that has been invested in blockchain startups in the dust.
Although we are in the last quarter of 2017, there are still a few ICO funding projects, either in progress and planned, before this year comes to a close. Let’s take a look at the top 10 ICO fundraisings of 2017:
The EOS project has gained a lot of attention since it has been announced, but there is still a big question mark on whether the people behind it can deliver on its promises. The project has raised more than $185 million during its initial coin offering.
A decentralized blockchain with the capability to govern itself with the help of a digital commonwealth – Tezos is a pretty interesting idea indeed. The project has successfully raised more than $232 million to bring this technology to life.
The Filecoin ICO has been surprising for many, but it managed to raise $257 million in fundraising to realize its concept. The project itself carries a lot of implications, but the ability to host files and earn Filecoin is something people are looking forward to.
An open-source message platform, Status is a great browser that allows interaction with decentralized applications that are running on the Ethereum network. This ICO has raised $90 million within a short period.
Since Bancor features the involvement of Tim Draper, a lot of people has taken interest in this project. The Bancor ICO raised $153 million, and that too very quickly, as it didn’t take much time for it to sell out.
Debit cards related to cryptocurrency – that’s a unique concept. The ICO launched in 2017 and has gathered around $64 million, as it garnered a lot of initial interest.
MobileGo is one of the most fascinating projects that has put up its ICO. The idea is to bring mobile gaming and cryptocurrency together to create an amazing new world. About $53 million has been raised in support of this project during its ICO.
Decentralization can definitely benefit supercomputing in more than one ways. While there are few other projects with somewhat similar concept, SONM has got a great amount of potential that people have seen in it. That’s why it raised a decent $42 million during its ICO.
It is extremely difficult to make smart contract technology available to the masses, but Aeternity has taken up the job and is planning to create a smart contracts interface that works using real-world data. People are quite optimistic about this project – its ICO raised almost $37 million.
The aim of Monetha is to offer a Ethereum blockchain powered, globally trusted commerce solution that can be applied to all industries. While the project was just recently launched, the amount of funds, i.e. $36.6 million, it raised during its ICO was remarkable.