ICO ( Initial Coin Offering ) :
ICO is an abbreviation for initial coin offering. It is a type of capital-raising activity in the cryptocurrency and blockchain environment. A company seeking to raise money to create fund its business or services can launch an ICO.
IDO ( Initial DEX Offering ) :
IDO is an abbreviation of Initial DEX Offering (IDO), an IDO is a crypto token offering run on a Decentralized Exchange (DEX). Liquidity pools (LP) play an essential role in IDO's by creating liquidity post-sale. A typical IDO lets users lock funds in exchange for new tokens during the token generation event. Some of the raised funds are then added with the new token to an LP before being returned later to the project.
IDOs provide a cheap and simple way for projects to distribute their tokens. IDOs have been around for a while, but they are still evolving and providing new models like the Initial Farm Offering (IFO). We may also see increasing KYC requirements as the area becomes more regulated.
IEO ( Initial Exchange Offering ) :
Initial Exchange Offering (IEO) involves the use of a cryptocurrency exchange to raise funds for a new project. It is common to trade assets on these platforms, but that typically only happens after the developers raise money to kickstart their projects.
Because an IEO is facilitated by an exchange, the startups opting for this route must be serious about their plan of action. In most cases, the IEO proposal is rigorously reviewed by the participating exchange. In some ways, the exchanges put their reputation on the line for every IEO they decide to offer. With an IEO, potential investors can buy these assets before they become available on the market. With the help of the exchange facilitating the token sale, registered users who provided their KYC information will be able to buy tokens before they start trading on the open market.