@rfikki They all seem to be simple token contract creators. What I am looking for is a company with appropriate infrastructure to run an ICO campaign, i.e. conduct due diligence on investors (KYC), provide DDoS protection, scalability, follow appropriate securities laws in different jurisdictions, etc...
@phalexo, the ICO launching methods are changing due to regulatory concerns. It would seem that there seems to be a strong push towards securities tokens rather than utility tokens. There are several outfits that seem to be at the forefront of this new type of token. One of them seems to be polymath.network
You should also look at harbor.com version of rtoken on github for another method of dealing with securities tokens. @phalexo
It is not specific to securities tokens. Often a company will simply set up an ICO website and will handle all the traffic to it, do its own KYC, etc... I am looking for a SaaS version of an ICO site. To give an example of a company I am thinking about check out CoinList.co
CoinList.co seem a bit snooty and it is not clear to me what services they do provide in addition to KYC.
@rfikki By the way, there is really no difference between security tokens and utility tokens from a programming point of view. The only possible difference would be payment of dividends logic (which I have implemented for my tokens) and vesting logic (which I am about to implement for someone else). So when Polymath makes these huge claims they seem a bit fake to me.
@phalexo in the USA there are also time based restrictions on transfers in some case with regards to security tokens. Another key issue is that of the possible need to use transfer agents when transferring security tokens between parties. Additionally in some cases you have to limit transfers of security tokens based on lenght of time held and only between accredited investors.
For instance in a Reg D offering under Rule 506(c), securities tokens would be restricted from transfer for at least one year. But, I believe there is an exemption that allows transfer in 90 days if it is between accredited investors.
So, there are variables that depend on the type of security offering.
Also, under Rule 506(c) Reg CF offering you are limited to a total fund raise CAP of no more than 1.07 million dollars. You can sell to non-accredited investors under that rule, as long as they do not purchase more than up to 10% of their income.
Anyway, we probably should continue this conversation in private message.