The Cryptocurrency News Group The ICO Rollercoaster – The securities question as seen from Europe  It is difficult to know for sure where the ICO ride will stop, but Initial Coin Offerings are an important development on the global start-up and fundraising landscape. Ignore the ICO trend at your peril. But participate with caution. Not all of these rollercoasters have been built with the same standards or safety checks, or within the bounds of relevant regulations. But amid the wild ride, regulators have shown tolerance and an interest in encouraging innovation.