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Crypto tokens and ICOs

Crypto tokens and ICOs

Slide deck for #nordicnext with an overview of cryptographic tokens and crowdsales.

All data is as of June 5th, 2017.

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Stefano Bernardi

June 07, 2017
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  1. The first real revolution in VC Stefano Bernardi Crypto tokens

    and ICOs
  2. ABOUT VC Startup VC Crypto? ?

  3. What’s a token and what’s an ICO? Crypto token Digital

    security Digital token ICO Crowdsale Token sale Coin ITO “An ICO is a way to raise money for a new cryptocurrency project by distributing a percentage of the initial coin supply among the early supporters and backers” Smith and Crown “A crypto token can be any kind of digital asset or any digital representation of a physical asset, which is recorded on a cryptographic blockchain” yours truly Crypto asset Token distribution event
  4. Intrinsic tokens Asset-backed tokens Application tokens Types of crypto tokens

  5. Why does it matter? $100B+ TOTAL MARKET CAP

  6. Why does it matter? 0 500 1000 1500 2000 ICOs

    Blockchain-related early stage VC Early stage VC $2,000M $140M $350M $2,000M $140M ICOs vs VC
  7. Why does it matter? ICOs vs VC

  8. Why does it matter? 0 1,000 2,000 3,000 4,000 Q1

    14 Q2 14 Q3 14 Q4 14 Q1 15 Q2 15 Q3 15 Q4 15 Q1 16 Q2 16 Q3 16 Q4 16 Q1 17 Q2 17 Ethereum-related repos on Github
  9. Why does it matter? Protocols & Infrastructure Middleware & DevTech

    Capital & Liquidity Applications Distributed computing Distributed Storage External Data Identity & Privacy Cryptocurrencies Crypto Funds Asset MGMT Public Blockchains Private Blockchains Market Cap over time GovTech Legal Tech Analytics & Resources Exchanges & Wallets Scalability & Interoperability By Alexander Ruppert, VC @Earlybird. Supplychain & Logistics Energy DevTech IoT & mesh networks Marketplaces Infrastructure Attention thanks to @alexruppertvc
  10. Why does it matter? CVC + Major VC-backed companies launching

    tokens and many others coming soon
  11. Why does it matter? $36M raised 24s total time (2

    blocks) <150 total investors $8M largest transaction $4000 largest transaction fee 10x price on exchanges
  12. Value shift Fat protocols

  13. Why tokens? A new tool GOVERNANCE ECONOMIC INCENTIVES MONETARY SUPPLY

    AND FISCAL POLICY INFLUENCE USAGE
  14. Value shift Tokens: The end of monopolies?

  15. What’s the difference? Ownership model VENTURE CAPITAL CRYPTO TOKENS Preferred

    equity shares Cryptographic protocol / usage tokens Investors Accredited angel investors, institutional ventures funds Retail Capital entry Rolling seed rounds, structured venture rounds ICOs Capital exit Acquisition, IPO, (dividends) Liquid exchanges Structure C-Corp, Ltd Anything, usually LLC + non-profit foundation Lock-up 5-10 years none Investor protections Board seats, covenants, shareholder approvals, etc. none inspired by William Mougayar Information Private: Deck, business plan, KPIs, team, metrics. Public: Whitepaper, product, team, open source code.
  16. Difference #1: LIQUIDITY A new world

  17. LIQUIDITY

  18. Lose control of price At the mercy of the market

    from day 1, including: - pump and dump schemes - malicious owners - market mood swings LIQUIDITY
  19. Difference #2: PUBLIC and DEMOCRATIZED A new world

  20. PUBLIC and DEMOCRATIZED 100X bigger investment base More distributed ownership

    Engaged and incentivized user base Substantial upgrade for companies outside of VC-heavy hubs
  21. 100X bigger investment base More distributed ownership Engaged and incentivized

    user base Substantial upgrade for companies outside of VC-heavy hubs People will lose their shirt No idea on owners identity and amounts No “very invested”/aligned owners Value often irrational PUBLIC and DEMOCRATIZED
  22. Difference #3: Basically NO REGULATION A new world

  23. Great experimentation in governance structures Level-playing field all over the

    world NO REGULATION For now
  24. Great experimentation in governance structures Level-playing field all over the

    world Lots of scams Very hard to litigate
 
 Companies creating tokens just for fundraising purposes, with no real utility NO REGULATION For now
  25. Difference #4: IT’s NOT EQUITY A new world

  26. PREDICTIONS / TRENDS Normalization: Pre-ICO rounds (and funds) Milestone-based investments

    Tokenized equity Completely new value-distribution models A new breed of amateur investors Regulation is coming
  27. A final, crazy prediction: In 20-30 years, token exchanges will

    be bigger than the stock market.
  28. THANK YOU ste@bernardi.me