Regulatory scrutiny is increasing, but this isn't slowing the pace of blockchain activity - if anything, it's helping the industry mature.

Following the boom of 2017 in which over $3.8 trillion dollars was raised in initial coin offerings ( data) regulators have woken up to the enormity of the capital at large here and it is becoming increasingly more difficult to

  1.  proceed with an ICO for a business and
  2. win the trust of the investors who are now more savvy to the risks involved with investing into a virtual token.

Companies choosing to go down the ICO route are increasingly on the look out to maintain an image (and reality) of security; how can you assure your investors that their hard earned funds will be secure?

Ironically, research is beginning to show that to invest with a new and nontraditional method into technologies such as a blockchain, the demand for a traditional 'seal of approval' is preferable. For example, insurance.

In a Wild West of ICO's open to the public and with their dangers made increasingly more exposed - to have the knowledge that the token you are buying into is backed by a company holding the right traditional insurance with an element of protecting your financial interest, would without a doubt be a huge attraction point.