Moonlighting Featured on Top ICO Listing Site in the Crypto World
Moonlighting is now listed on ICO Alert for others to gather information and stay updated. ICO Alert started out as a simple idea for a college students personal use. Only to become the go to resource for ICO listings. Read the story of entrepreneur, Rob Finch and his brother on how it all started.
In 2012, a college student was browsing an online forum when he discovered the term “cryptocurrency.” Fascinated with the idea of blockchain technology, Robert Finch and his brother developed a web listing of ICOs to keep track of the crypto world. Five years later, Finch is the founder and CEO of the single most complete and comprehensive list of ICOs. His mission: to be the most trusted source of crypto information out there.
“My brother and I started ICO Alert for ourselves, initially,” says Finch, who lives in Pittsburgh, Pa. In April of 2012, the number of companies launching Initial Coin Offerings was growing. “The market began to heat up, and other people started using the site.” That is when Finch realized that his website held great value in the eyes of anyone buying into an ICO.
An Initial Coin Offering, or ICO, is a fundraising mechanism in which a company issues crypto tokens to its users in exchange for Ethereum or Bitcoin. The idea is not unlike an IPO (Initial Public Offering), but an ICO internalizes and aligns incentives between developers and users. This incentive structure has contributed towards the dramatic increase in ICOs over the past three years. By the end of 2017, Finch says, the total funds raised via ICOs will exceed 3 billion dollars––that is more money raised than all American venture capital funds combined.
“I learned to code, began taking on some web clients as a freelancer, and eventually ICO Alert came into being.” ICO Alert, the only comprehensive list of ICOs in existence, has been covered in Bloomberg Business, Inc.com, and other major news publications. The website currently has nearly 130,000 active users and continues to grow. Infrastructure companies make up 30% – 40% of the ICOs listed on the site, whereas the remaining companies are generally decentralized app and tech startups.
Read the full story featured on The USA Today article here.