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Organization and Implementation of ICO for Business

Student: Maryia Alchykava

Supervisor: Tatiana Yakushkina

Faculty: Graduate School of Business

Educational Programme: Business Informatics (Bachelor)

Final Grade: 9

Year of Graduation: 2020

Organization and implementation of Initial Coin Offering (ICO) is currently point of interest of many startups. This research examines the problem of assessing the investment attractiveness of projects participating in ICO. The paper describes the theoretical foundations of the ICO phenomenon and the main principles of its functioning. The study also considers current projects that completed ICO in 2019 and 2020, and investigates their most important parameters. In the practical part of the study, correlation analysis is carried out to identify dependence of collected investments and its ratio to soft cap on individual project characteristics. In the final part of this research, recommendations are offered for startups and potential investors based on the results of correlation analysis and review of academic literature in this area, and prerequisites for further study are formulated.

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