Demystifying the crypto markets, one ICO at a time
The ICO Network (“TICON”) is a financial information and ratings service that provides news, market data, research, and other resources related to cryptocurrency and ICO markets.
For token sales and ICOs to be globally adopted by investors, companies, and financial institutions we must collectively work together to root out fraud, improve communications, and create unbiased analysis of investment opportunities.
This is ultimately TICON’s mission: To help investors better navigate the cryptocurrency and ICO markets and bring more transparency and accountability to those seeking to use token sales and ICOs as a vehicle to fund their businesses.
We will do this by focusing on three key areas:
The TICON Seal represents a voluntary certification process aimed at creating more transparency and accountability for those seeking to use token sales of all types as a vehicle to fund their businesses.
Companies that receive a TICON Seal show investors that its ICO has passed an independent and unbiased audit of its company, management team, and overall opportunity. These companies are also committed to an Investor Communications Pact (ICP), promising to regular and transparent communications with its investors after a successful funding.
Verify Identity – We will review the legal identity of founders as well as key documentation such as Articles of Incorporation, investor T&Cs, Token Purchase Agreement, and Pre-Crowd Token Offer.
Review Opportunity – We will review their white paper, prototypes and whether this proposed ICO brings something new to the crypto/blockchain community
Review Team – We will conduct a 1-hour interview with founders and key partners
Investor Communications Audit (ICP) — After a successfully funded ICO the TICON Certification Board will conduct two communication audits to make sure company has adhered to its ICP.
Please read below before submitting your ICO for certification review
If your ICO is disapproved for certification, you will receive a refund minus a 25% non-refundable deposit within 1 week of being notified of the TICON Certification Board’s decision.
If your ICO’s certification is revoked for your company failing to adhere to your Investor Communications Plan or TICON’s terms-of-use, you WILL NOT be issued any refunds.
If your company’s ICO has been given a TICON Seal, you are free to use logo in all marketing and communications including but not limited to company Website, social media, press releases, advertising and physical event branding.
The TICON Seal is NOT an award. It is a badge that companies can use to show investors that its ICO has passed an independent audit by the TICON Advisory Board.
Any additional questions on usage rights should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
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