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Blockchain, Coins, Tokens and Their New Funding Method: The ICO

As blockchain technology accelerates, self funding new coins, tokens and currencies via it's unique new funding mechanism, the 'Initial Coin Offering' (ICO) it is set to rapidly transform business and the world.

The 'gold rush' is ON! So is the race to understand what is happening around us - the implications, opportunities and threats for entrepreneurs, established businesses and citizens alike.

This page, and my efforts, are dedicated to cutting through the morass of disjointed facts and opinions to make the complex plain and understandable to all those that need to know: entrepreneurs, businesses-people and us all.

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Crowdonomics® - The Book

"At the heart of every successful crowdfund is a product, idea or cause that enough people care about enough to contribute enough to make it happen." Barry James, November 2013
But how does it work? Why? What kind of things does it work for (and what not)? How do I maximize my chances of success? Does it matter of I 'fail'? Is this an art or a science?

I'm a serial entrepreneur and technologist who originally trained as a mathematician and social scientist. In order to understand what's going on within the mechanisms that power every campaign - from the viral to the flop - I've my team and I have collected data from hundreds of thousands of crowdfunds and I've become a visiting fellow (at the University of Portsmouth's Business School) and a data scientist.

With some help and inspiration from other researchers we've pieced together and tested a new model that, for the first time explains how and why crowdfunding, in it's various forms, works - and why it confounds the expectations of those new to it.

Uncovering the driving forces that makes crowdfunding possible, and the phenomenon that it has become to answer the abiding questions, including:

  • What is it?
  • Why is it different?
  • Why does it confound people's expectations (that it will soon be rife with fraud)?
  • Is it able to support creativity, innovation and job-creation in a new way - and if so why and how?
  • How does it actually work?
and not least "What do I have to do to succeed?".

We will look at its origins, its defining characteristics and detail and document the mechanics of this new phenomenon in a new way so that we may better understand it and, more importantly, put it to work to create a better world and a better future for us all.

We want to do this collaboratively - which is why we are doing it here on Patreon. We want you to be a part of the making of this book and the body of work it represents. Not just so that it answers your questions - from the theoretical to the highly practical - in forms and language that's highly accessible but so that it contains more practical and deeper insights than would otherwise be possible.

My team and I have together already dedicated more than ten man-years in what we believe is a crucially important endeavour. We hope you will join us and become a part of the process by contributing your thoughts, ideas and questions - as well as contributing towards the cost of putting all this together.

Our intention is to share the process by sharing the book section by section, chapter by chapter and diagram by diagram as it's written - starting with some explanatory videos to help kick off the whole process.

Please do join us by contributing you ideas, thoughts and to the costs of making this, and more, happen. Thanks.
 

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Blockchain, Coins, Tokens and Their New Funding Method: The ICO

As blockchain technology accelerates, self funding new coins, tokens and currencies via it's unique new funding mechanism, the 'Initial Coin Offering' (ICO) it is set to rapidly transform business and the world.

The 'gold rush' is ON! So is the race to understand what is happening around us - the implications, opportunities and threats for entrepreneurs, established businesses and citizens alike.

This page, and my efforts, are dedicated to cutting through the morass of disjointed facts and opinions to make the complex plain and understandable to all those that need to know: entrepreneurs, businesses-people and us all.

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