What’s the difference between an IPO and an ICO?


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Originally published at: https://wirexapp.com/whats-difference-ipo-ico/

ICOs have exploded in popularity over the last year. If you’re wondering how they compare to traditional IPOs, here’s a primer. What is an IPO? An IPO (Initial Public Offering) is the first public sale of a private company’s shares. Companies need to be large before its worth holding an IPO, although there’s no size requirement. Before that, a company belongs to its founders and people who have invested in it. That could include anyone from the founder’s…