Did Ethereum ICO? Founder Joe Lubin Gives Uncertain Answer

Did Ethereum ICO? Founder Joe Lubin Gives Uncertain Answer

The early history of ethereum was up for discussion at an event debuting a new Quartz video series highlighting the potential of blockchain this week. There, Quartz editor-in-chief Kevin Delaney asked one of the protocol's co-inventors, Joseph Lubin: When ether first went on the open market in 2015, "Was that technically an ICO?" Perhaps a nod to the increasing scrutiny around the funding model, which has raised more than $2 billion for early-stage projects, Lubin dodged the question.