Is ether thought of an preliminary coin providing and/or safety token, contemplating its preliminary pre-sale and the favored use instances of the ether token on the platform? Does one essentially indicate the opposite? How robust is the case that it’s a utility token? How do you consider these initiatives? What’s the short-term versus long-term pattern for tokenisation for funding, loyalty factors, and product / service accessibility?
Notice: I’m not a lawyer, and there are totally different views on this topic (together with these within the Ethereum group who would describe the ether pre-sale – earlier than it had “usability” – as an ICO: This was recorded months previous to the SEC’s announcement concerning its interpretation of token gross sales and safety tokens on June 14th.
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