An initial coin offering (ICO) is a term for the initial release of a new digital asset. Like an IPO in the stock market, an ICO is the first time new buyers can tap into a currency. If you’re ready to get started with your first ICO, find the coin you want to buy and when it will be released. Sign up for a cryptocurrency wallet that supports the asset, or create an account with an exchange that will let you trade. You can click on any coin for more detailed information on that ICO project.