During this year, Bitcoin appeared in the news because of different situations. One of the reasons was its price, that since the beginning of the year, and until now, it grew almost eight times.
It was a mere 81 days ago that the Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork occurred, and here we are again, awaiting the coming of the Bitcoin Gold Hard Fork. Of course, there is yet one more planned Hard Fork coming in late November, with the Segwit2 Implementation, as well.
An ICO is an unregulated means of crowdfunding that is typically conducted via a crypto currency blockchain or custom website built solely for this purpose.