A white paper is an authoritative report or guide that informs readers concisely about a complex issue and presents the issuing body's philosophy on the matter. It is meant to help readers understand an issue, solve a problem, or make a decision. Whitepapers have been used for many reasons in business including sharing expertise, generating leads, and showcasing original research.
Up until the 2017s, blockchain entrepreneurs used white papers primarily to attract individuals to an Initial Coin Offering (ICO). However, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) began to regulate ICOs and white papers have begun to focus on attracting venture capital funding and legions of fans.
At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Define the elements of a blockchain white paper
- Explain the critical elements of any good white paper
- Delineate the purpose and benefits of white papers
- Acquire new blockchain vocabulary associated with ICO regulation
- Recognize hiccups of white paper development
- Articulate critical questions to ask your attorney
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White Paper 2.0