Nearly 50% of ICOs Failed?

Given that the rate for actual succes with startups is rather low, is it really a surprise to see that the succes rate for ‘ideas’ is not nearing 100%? I believe from various studies that around 1 in every 10 startups achieves a reasonable level of succes.

“According to the recent research, nearly a half (46%, if we need to be more precise) of them failed to raise any funds in 2017 and 2018. This study was conducted by a consulting and research company called GreySpark Partners”

From: “Nearly 50% of ICOs Failed, Report Claims”

With most ICO’s being a test to gauge interest in an idea (white paper, website, no working product), I am surprised to see that so many actually manage to raise more than $1 million. I think a big factor there has been the ICO FOMO more than anything else really.