ICO

noun
\ ˈī-ˈsē-ˈō How to pronounce ICO (audio) \
variants: or I.C.O.
plural ICOs or I.C.O.s

Definition of ICO

: an initial offering of a cryptocurrency to the public : initial coin offering The venture capital industry is beginning to take a good, hard look at a new financial instrument coming out of the bitcoin community—Initial Coin Offerings, or ICOs.— Richard Kastelein

First Known Use of ICO

2014, in the meaning defined above

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“ICO.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ICO. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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