Ripple CEO and Ethereum Co-Founder Bash ICO Industry

In a recent interview, Ripple chief executive officer, Brad Garlinghouse, and Ethereum co-founder, Joseph Lubin, have criticized the current state of the ICO industry. The pair expressed concerns that although many 'high-quality projects' are using ICOs as a fundraising vehicle, numerous 'copycat projects' have raised money without 'intend[ing] to deliver any value to the people buying the tokens.”

Ripple’s CEO Believes That Regulators Need to Catch up With the ICOs Industry

Garlinghouse also asserted that token issuers currently operate in a legal 'gray area,' whilst they wait for regulators to catch up with the industry. The Ripple CEO suggested that the futures markets may prove to be analogous – as it took significant time to develop a regulatory framework for the futures markets.

“There are a lot of really fabulous things that get done with digital assets and blockchain technologies to reduce friction, to reduce costs, and enable things that weren’t possible before. I think instead of focusing on those, we’re distracted by what’s going on in this gray area.”

Ethereum’s Joseph Lubin Has Described China’s ICO Ban as An “Appropriate Approach”

“With China’s political approach to things, and with the fraud that was rampant there, it made a lot of sense for them to pause things a little bit and get a better, deeper understanding of the ecosystem, and scare potential fraud perpetrators,” Lubin said.

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