Blockchain Theory and Technology

I've been thinking about a concept: essentially a decentralized exchange similar to Kyber, except it would also have the comparability to issue new tokens on the platform. A new ICO would be proposed on the exchange, and the issuer would be able to also upload information about the project (white paper, code, statement from founding team, etc). P2p would ensure that information uploaded would be linked to the original issuer and prevent false info on ICOs which is currently rampant. Investors could then use existing tokens they have listed on the exchange to stake into the new ICO under a set of rules established by the issuer using smart contracts (ex: first 1000 bitcoin would get x tokens per bitcoin, next 1000 would get y amount of tokens, funding is capped at a certain amount, or however they want to conduct their funding round). Issuer can also set a threshold to return funding if the adequate amount of seed funding isn't reached, in order to eliminate underfunding of projects which often drives coin values down to zero. After a certain amount of time on the exchange, the promised ICO coins would automatically be issued to investors and immediately listed on the exchange for trading. Any coins staked on the actual exchange itself would generate a return of a percent of every transaction. I think this would make ICOs very transparent, enable regulators to easily monitor ICOs, reduce a large portion of the risk associated with new coin offerings, and open the door for accountability for founding teams and potential legislative recourse. Right now, someone could write a white paper and a few thousand lines of code, pump and dump Reddit, issue an ICO, collect millions in bitcoin/ether, and then abandon the project with no transparency or consequence. What are y'all's thoughts on this kind of protocol? It's just a curiosity that's been rolling around in the back of my mind for a while.

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This forum is to discuss the underlying tech......but to answer your question, the current exchanges lack basic functionality, leave alone integrating ICOs. E.g you can’t even do basic fib retracement analysis or write an algorithm on Bittrex, GDAX etc. ......On a separate note, you don’t get IPOs on stock exchanges, but then again, I’m not sure why. I suppose there are certain prerequisites to be listed, otherwise you risk the reputation of the exchange

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