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posted by Fnord666 on Monday August 07 2017, @03:39AM   Printer-friendly
from the monkey-business dept.

ICOs [Initial Coin Offerings] are becoming so hot that one issuer has been able to sell options prior to the funding round. Monkey Capital, a decentralised hedge fund that invests in SpaceX supply contracts, hostile public company takeovers and Blockchain systems, while simultaneously speculating on large blocks of Crypto, made history Thursday by becoming the first ICO to successfully sell options.

The options, called COEVAL, trade on Waves Decentralised Exchange (DEX), and did robust business out of the gate during a discussion in which Monkey Capital's CEO talked to hundreds of investors in the company's Slack about valuation premiums.

[...] Earlier in the week, Huffington Post labelled Monkey Capital's ICO "the billion dollar baboon" with senior writer Azeem Khan reporting that "chat rooms already have the offering pegged to raise a billion dollars or more, becoming the first ever 10-digit sum raised in a crowdfunding campaign."

[...] On July 15, Monkey Capital will launch its ICO when buyers will have a chance to subscribe for Monkey (MNY). Some months ago however, the management team distributed tokens called COEVAL out to friends and family, as well as "hot girls" according to Harrison.

Source: Coinspeaker.com

Previously:

https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=17/07/27/1640225

https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=17/07/20/1430212

https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=17/07/19/0123201


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  • (Score: 2, Informative) by corey on Monday August 07 2017, @10:08AM (3 children)

    by corey (2202) on Monday August 07 2017, @10:08AM (#549843)

    I honestly don't understand what TFS just said.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 07 2017, @01:17PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 07 2017, @01:17PM (#549913)

    While the language may be hard to follow, I think the summary is simple -- speculators are going to speculate, and some will lose while most likely the big money will win. Or in even simpler terms, gamblers will always be able to find some place to gamble, and this is just another option(sorry) for them.
     

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 07 2017, @08:51PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 07 2017, @08:51PM (#550208)

    that, and that the hedge fund used Slack to talk to people.

    most real people I know refuse to use Slack because of reasons like lack of control and subscriptions and stuff.

    but i guess not everyone out there knows how to set up an xmpp server and open ports and stuff. that requires an expert good with wizards.

    anyway it just makes me think the place is a scam due to having the ceo or other 'high ranking people' throwing money away... to talk about investments in figurative concepts about values. i guess, though, they dont need to outsource some role to India to get chat working if they just pay some slacker to do it i guess.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday August 10 2017, @07:36AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday August 10 2017, @07:36AM (#551508)

    Don't worry: the guy who is managing your assets doesn't either.
    Do worry: Still he buys all these wonderful new complex things, with your money.