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ICO Review: QuarkChain (QKC) - Highly Scalable Secure Blockchain Solution
 
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QuarkChain is a blockchain that utilizes sharding to provide a high-capacity peer-to-peer transactional system. Learn more: https://crushcrypto.com/quarkchain-ico-review/ Project website: https://quarkchain.io/ White paper: https://quarkchain.io/quark.pdf Download the PDF version of the presentation: https://crushcrypto.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/CrushCrypto-ICO-Review-QuarkChain-QKC.pdf Download the free ICO Guide which contains 6 simple steps for analyzing any ICOs to find the winning projects: https://crushcrypto.com/youtube/ Note: This is not a paid review. We do not offer promotional or advertising services. Our content is based on our own research, analysis and personal opinion. _______________________________________ What does the company/project do? QuarkChain is a blockchain that utilizes sharding to provide a high-capacity peer-to-peer transactional system. It will consist of two main layers – the sharding layer, which allows for high throughput by effectively distributing data, and the Root layer, which serves to confirm the blocks of the first. Using this design, QuarkChain aims to satisfy the tradeoff between the three pillars of a blockchain – decentralization, security, and scalability. There will be Nodes and Clusters for mining on the QuarkChain platform. Clusters are multiple nodes forming a cluster running as a super-full node. This way, supernodes can be formed without them being run by supercomputers. This will provide smaller players a competitive edge in mining. _______________________________________ What are the tokens used for and how can token holders make money? QKC coins are used as transaction fees for transactions performed on QuarkChain. It will also be used as reward for miners. These value of QKC coins should depend on the usage of QuarkChain. The more activities and transactions being made on QuarkChain, the more valuable QKC coins should be. The initial tokens released will be ERC-20, and a placeholder for the value of the actual coins which will be released with the mainnet that is scheduled in Q4 2018. At time of mainnet release, there will be a token swap. _______________________________________ Opportunities - The closed testnet is already demonstrating a TPS of 2,000 using just a few AWS nodes, which puts it ahead of most other blockchain 3.0 projects with much higher valuation. As more nodes are being used in the testnet, higher scalability should be achieved. - We mentioned a few months ago that scalability will be one of the central subjects in 2018. Those projects that can successfully tackle this problem would be hugely rewarded. - QuarkChain integrates with Solidity, which is by far the most popular language used to program dApps. For those dApps built on Ethereum that need a high throughput, it will be easy to port over to QuarkChain, providing a low barrier of entry to adapt the platform. - The team consists of a mix of academicians and engineers at reputable tech companies/universities. Their credentials provides comfort as to the execution ability of the team. _______________________________________ Concerns - The team wants to wait until the blockchain demonstrates higher throughput before actively seeking projects to be built on the QuarkChain platform. While it makes sense to prove what they claim first, we feel that they could be more aggressive in terms of generating traction on adoption of the blockchain. _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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Crusher of the Month: ICON (ICX)  - Blockchain Designed For Real World Use
 
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The ICON Project aims to connect all the activities in a country through its own blockchain. It is creating an open source ecosystem that allows organizations like government departments, universities, hospitals, and financial institutions to interact without third-party networks that charge transaction fees or delay the process. Full report by Crush Crypto: https://crushcrypto.com/icon-crusher-apr-18/ PDF of the presentation: https://crushcrypto.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/CrushCrypto-Crusher-of-the-Month-April-2018-ICON-ICX.pdf ICON official website: https://icon.foundation/ ICON whitepaper: https://icon.foundation/resources/whitepaper/ICON-Whitepaper-EN-Draft.pdf Download the free ICO Guide which contains 6 simple steps for analyzing any ICOs to find the winning projects: https://crushcrypto.com/youtube/ Note: This is not a paid review. We do not offer promotional or advertising services. Our content is based on our own research, analysis and personal opinion. _______________________________________ In our Crusher of the Month series we will select a coin or token each month that we have high conviction in. Here are some reasons why we selected ICON (ticker: ICX) for our April 2018 Crusher of the Month: #1: Focus on Real World Adoption We believe that the best metric to assess the value of a blockchain is actual usage, and the best proxy is the number (and value) of transactions performed on the blockchain. The ICON team is business-minded and focuses on getting more people to use their blockchain. Starting from South Korea, the project has partnered with numerous organizations to achieve its goal of connecting the world using blockchain technology. For example, there is already a pilot program at two South Korean universities (Sogang University and Postech University) where ICX tokens can be used to purchase items at vending machines. ICON also attracts high quality decentralized applications (dApps) to be built on their platform as the team provides blockchain development support to those projects. This is very valuable as blockchain talent is extremely difficult to come by. Six dApps were officially announced at the ICX Summit in January 2018, all of which are very solid. We believe that there are more dApps lined up and they may be announced after the ICON ICO platform is live. Being a country that is at the forefront of new technology, South Korea currently has the greatest level of cryptocurrency adoption globally. ICON, being the most advanced blockchain platform created in South Korea, has tremendous potential in achieving wide adoption in the country and abroad. #2: Relative Valuation in the Current Market Environment We believe ICON is significantly undervalued at its current level, in part due to there being some delays in the project’s development progress. The main net token swap and the mobile wallet were scheduled to be completed in Q1 2018 but neither are finished yet. The token swap is basically ready now and is just pending exchange integration. Development of the mobile wallet is far less important in our view so we are not as concerned with the delay in its deployment. We believe the coming couple of months will be very exciting for ICON because there will be lots of development milestones for the platform: - Main net ICX trading on exchanges - ICO platform goes live - Cross-chain transactions, starting with Ethereum, showing significant development - More partnerships with established companies - More dApps/ICOs to be announced With a barrage of news incoming for the project, we believe there will be numerous catalysts in the coming months to push the price of ICX tokens to new highs. Currently, ICX is the #21 most valuable cryptocurrency according to Coin Market Cap with a market cap of $1.1 billion. We believe it has the potential to become one of the top 10 coins by the end of the year, with a valuation comparable to Neo or EOS. _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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Crusher of the Month: ælf (ELF) - Multi-Chain Parallel Computing Blockchain
 
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ELF is a blockchain project that aims to create a "Linux eco-system" for blockchain. As of January 9, 2018, It has a circulating market cap of $610 million and is ranked as the #67 most valuable cryptocurrency. Full report by Crush Crypto: https://crushcrypto.com/aelf-crusher-jan-18/ PDF of the presentation: https://crushcrypto.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/CrushCrypto-Crusher-of-the-Month-aelf-ELF.pdf Download the free ICO Guide which contains 6 simple steps for analyzing any ICOs to find the winning projects: https://crushcrypto.com/youtube/ Note: This is not a paid review. We do not offer promotional or advertising services. Our content is based on our own research, analysis and personal opinion. _______________________________________ In our Crusher of the Month series we will select a coin or token each month that we have high conviction in. Here are some reasons why we selected ælf (ticker: ELF) for our January 2018 Crusher of the Month: #1: Hidden gem that is under the radar Not many people know about aelf because the project did not have a public ICO. It raised 55,000 ether through a private placement with leading VCs such as FBG Capital, Draper Dragon, Blocktower, AlphaBit, and others. Because aelf did not have a marketing campaign like most ICOs, many investors have not heard of the project or know what the project does. With so many institutional investors on board, we can have assurance that the team is qualified to carry out the project. #2: Rich feature of the blockchain While it is still too early to tell whether aelf will be successful, it strives to include many features that are highly desirable for the next generation of blockchains. It will contain the below main features: - Introduces the concept of main chain and multi-layer side chains to handle various commercial scenarios. One chain is designed for one use case, distributing different tasks on multiple chains and improve processing efficiency. For example, ticket issuance is of high frequency and a high volume of transactions per second in the system is desirable; digital legal contracts, on the other hand, require high security and reliability. - Enables aelf to communicate with external blockchain systems via messaging, e.g. Bitcoin, Ethereum. They interact with each other via the main chain in the form of Merkle tree and verification through external information input. The main chain contains the index of the system boundaries. Therefore, aelf does not seek to replace existing blockchains but rather aims to complement them. - Permits parallel processing for non-competing transactions and cloud-based services. During the process of Block formation, nodes assign transactions to different groups based on mutex of the transactions. Transactions within a group will be processed in sequence, while all groups will be processed simultaneously. - Enables scalable performance as computational power increases. The aelf kernel enables each node to operate on a cluster of computers. This means when more computational power joins the aelf ecosystem, it not only enhances system security but also grows transaction speed proportionally. - Permits stakeholders to approve amendments to the protocol, including redefining the consensus protocol; permits side chains to join or exit from main chain dynamically based on consensus protocol, therefore introducing competition and incentive to improve each side chain. The mainnet is scheduled to launch in May 2018, so we believe the token provides good value right now before the launch of mainnet. _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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Crusher of the Month: Zilliqa (ZIL)  - High-throughput Public Blockchain Platform
 
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Zilliqa is a high-throughput public blockchain platform designed to scale to thousands of transactions per second. Zilliqa is one of the few blockchains that has demonstrated a high transaction throughout in the range of thousands of transactions a second using common servers (AWS EC2). Full report by Crush Crypto: https://crushcrypto.com/zilliqa-crusher-mar-18/ PDF of the presentation: https://crushcrypto.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/CrushCrypto-Crusher-of-the-Month-March-2018-Zilliqa-ZIL.pdf Zilliqa official website: https://www.zilliqa.com/ Zilliqa whitepaper: https://docs.zilliqa.com/whitepaper.pdf Download the free ICO Guide which contains 6 simple steps for analyzing any ICOs to find the winning projects: https://crushcrypto.com/youtube/ Note: This is not a paid review. We do not offer promotional or advertising services. Our content is based on our own research, analysis and personal opinion. _______________________________________ In our Crusher of the Month series we will select a coin or token each month that we have high conviction in. Here are some reasons why we selected Zilliqa (ticker: ZIL) for our March 2018 Crusher of the Month: #1: Demonstrated On-Chain Scaling Capability For blockchain to achieve mass real-world adoption, it needs to match or even exceed the throughput of current payment networks like Visa or MasterCard, which is capable to performing a throughput of up to 4,000 transaction per second (TPS). However, the popular blockchain platforms currently has a very low throughput (Bitcoin at 3-7 TPS, Ethereum at 7-15 TPS) because each node stores all states (account balances, contract code and storage, etc.) and processes all transactions. So far, Zilliqa is the only blockchain with a working implementation of sharding which allows the platform to achieve TPS in the thousands. Sharding attempts to split the blockchain's data into more manageable parts, so that each node doesn’t have to validate all transactions. Ethereum is also actively researching on sharding and has sharding in its roadmap, scheduled to be implemented after the Casper hard fork. Zilliqa has demonstrated a 2,488 TPS running AWS EC2 servers with 6 shards and 3,600 nodes. It has also shown that the more nodes the blockchain has, the more TPS it can handle. Therefore, sharding doesn’t only work in theory, but is proved to be doable on testnet. Zilliqa is scheduled to release the initial version of testnet by the end of March 2018, and roll out its mainnet by Q3 2018. #2: Strong Team and Advisors Zilliqa’s development activities has been very active, with over 10 contributors on GitHub. They also provide bi-weekly update on their development progress on their blog. It has a stacked team and advisors working on the project, which gives us confidence that the team can achieve its vision. #3: Relative Valuation in the Current Market Environment We are currently experiencing a bear market, which actually provides opportunities to pick up quality projects at a discount. Zilliqa’s current market cap is at $281 million, comparing to EOS at $3.7 billion, Nano at $1.2 billion, RChain at $413 million, and aelf at $156 million (which is our earlier Crusher of the Month). Compared to the incumbent Ethereum, which has a market cap of $59 billion, Zilliqa’s market cap is 0.5% that of Ethereum. Even though we are bullish on Ethereum, we also believe there can be multiple winners in the race to scalability. When it comes to reward versus risk, we believe Zilliqa has great long-term potential. _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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Crusher of the Month: Eximchain (EXC) - Enterprise Public Blockchain Network for the Supply Chain
 
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Founded in 2015 at MIT, Eximchain (short for Export Import on Blockchain) aims to bring visibility to global supply chain finance through smart contracts. The project focuses on helping small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that are struggling to obtain financing due to an inability to prove legitimacy. The Eximchain ecosystem will enable SMEs to gain access to affordable capital sources by giving financiers visibility into the supply chain cash flow. Full report by Crush Crypto: https://crushcrypto.com/eximchain-crusher-june-18/ PDF of the presentation: https://crushcrypto.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/CrushCrypto-Crusher-of-the-Month-June-2018-Eximchain-EXC.pdf Eximchain official website: https://www.eximchain.com/ Eximchain whitepaper and deck: https://www.eximchain.com/documents Download the free ICO Guide which contains 6 simple steps for analyzing any ICOs to find the winning projects: https://crushcrypto.com/youtube/ Note: This is not a paid review. We do not offer promotional or advertising services. Our content is based on our own research, analysis and personal opinion. _______________________________________ In our Crusher of the Month series we will select a coin or token each month that we have high conviction in. Here are some reasons why we selected Eximchain (ticker: EXC) for our June 2018 Crusher of the Month: #1: Low Market Awareness After raising $20 million in early 2018 from top tier investors such as Hashed, FBG, Kenetic, GBIC, among others, Eximchain had an airdrop campaign where they gave out $5 million worth of tokens (at the ICO price, these tokens are now worth over $11 million) and EXC tokens were released on May 21, 2018. The cryptocurrency market, especially for altcoins, has been soft since the token was listed. In addition, EXC tokens are currently only listed on the decentralized exchange IDEX, which is another reason why they are currently trading at a discount, in our opinion. All of these factors have caused the token to trade below the valuation that we believe they deserve. With the strong supporters backing the project, we believe EXC tokens should be able to be listed on a number of decent exchanges in the near future, which should support the price. #2: Solid Technical and Business Development The team has been making solid progress on both the technical and business development fronts. Technical Development The mainnet is on track to launch in 2018 Q3. The team has already gone through 8 rounds of large-scale stress testing with all of the results published on GitHub. The testnet currently has 250 nodes (estimated to be around the same size as the mainnet) running the protocol across 14 regions. Eximchain will offer users the ability to manage globally distributed blockchain, API, and key management infrastructures to support their applications. Business Development The team is building their first proof-of-concept with their partner, YOOsourcing, which has over 30,000 registered users on its mobile app and is providing white-labeled SaaS solutions for two corporate clients. The two companies have been co-developing the inspection application on blockchain over the past few months. Using this application, suppliers can better monitor requests for quotations, promote new products, and build up their reputations to garner future businesses leads. We believe more promising partnerships are incoming. Eximchain’s go-to-market strategy is to first build out a proof-of-concept with its partners, and later on offer software development kits to enable smaller-sized companies and developers to build customized solutions that solve specific sourcing, supply chain finance, and logistics management issues. Basically, Eximchain is building an app store for the global supply chain. The versatility of the platform is one of the reasons why we believe the project will be a success in the long run. _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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Crusher of the Month: Polymath (POLY) - Securities Token Blockchain Platform
 
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Polymath is an automated and scalable platform that helps companies issue securities on the blockchain using a standardized token protocol, ST-20. Through the Polymath Platform, previously illiquid assets such as private company shares, real estate, bonds, and collectibles, can now be tokenized, providing broader access and liquidity to investors and issuers. Full report by Crush Crypto: https://crushcrypto.com/poly-crusher-may-18/ PDF of the presentation: https://crushcrypto.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/CrushCrypto-Crusher-of-the-Month-May-2018-Polymath-POLY.pdf Polymath official website: https://polymath.network/ Polymath whitepaper: https://polymath.network/whitepaper.html Download the free ICO Guide which contains 6 simple steps for analyzing any ICOs to find the winning projects: https://crushcrypto.com/youtube/ Note: This is not a paid review. We do not offer promotional or advertising services. Our content is based on our own research, analysis and personal opinion. _______________________________________ In our Crusher of the Month series we will select a coin or token each month that we have high conviction in. Here are some reasons why we selected Polymath (ticker: POLY) for our May 2018 Crusher of the Month: #1: Security Token is the Next Mega Trend in Tokenization with a Market Size in the Trillions It is widely considered that security tokens will fuel the next wave for the growth of cryptocurrency. Qualified investors can theoretically purchase fractional ownership of any assets. Security tokens are promising because it offers a few key advantages compared to traditional equity: - 24/7 access. Right now, it is difficult for investors in one country to trade stocks in another country. In the future, anyone can trade security tokens anywhere, anytime. - Programmable equity that allows restriction of who can trade the tokens. - Elimination of middlemen (clearing house, stock broker, audit system, etc.). However, since security tokens are investment security, there are strict regulations surrounding the creation and purchase of such tokens. This is where Polymath comes in. The project makes launching security tokens easy and efficient. #2: Polymath has a First Mover Advantage Polymath has by far the most advanced development in the security token space. It currently has over 40,000 investors and 10,000 issuers. The project partners with tZero, the security token exchange to be established by Overstock, which provides a source of liquidity for tokens launched on the Polymath platform. Other tidbits relating to the progress of Polymath: - Testnet 2.0 is live – you can try it at https://polymath-issuer.netlify.com/ - In negotiation to buy a stake in a real stock exchange - Owns tokens.com and securitytokens.com _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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Crusher of the Month: 0x Project (ZRX) - Protocol for Trading Tokens
 
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0x protocol enables transactions of ERC20 tokens between users in a secure, trustless, feeless, and quick manner through the use of Ethereum smart contracts. Full report by Crush Crypto: https://crushcrypto.com/0x-protocol-crusher-oct-17/ Download the free ICO Guide which contains 6 simple steps for analyzing any ICOs to find the winning projects: https://crushcrypto.com/youtube/ Note: This is not a paid review. We do not offer promotional or advertising services. Our content is based on our own research, analysis and personal opinion. _______________________________________ In our Crusher of the Month series we will select a coin or token each month that we have high conviction in. Here are some reasons why we selected 0x Project (ticker: ZRX) for our October 2017 Crusher of the Month. 1. First mover advantage Many projects are being built using 0x protocol and it is expected that they will roll out in the coming months. Other decentralized trading projects such as Kyber and AirSwap are not expected to launch until Q1 2018. A couple of relayers (Kin Alpha and Radar Relay) are already live on the Ethereum MainNet. The most anticipated relayer of all, Ethfinex (developed by Bitfinex), announced on October 6 that it was edging towards the end of phase 1 and nearing the beta launch. We believe Ethfinex is going to attract a lot of liquidity and has the potential to become as large as Bittrex or Binance in token trading. Granted, Ethfinex’s phase 1 doesn’t involve the use of 0x protocol yet, but its intention to be a decentralized exchange is well-known and should help the market learn about 0x and its potential. Here is a list of projects using 0x protocol: https://0xproject.com/wiki#List-of-Projects-Using-0x-Protocol. The next milestones for the relayers are listed below: - Ethfinex: Phase 1 nearing beta launch, phase 2 (which will incorporate 0x protocol) will be late 2017/early 2018. - KinAlpha: Alpha testing on Mainnet began in September and more features will be added. - RadarRelay: Beta launched on Mainnet. They have said that beta is expected to last one month. - The 0cean: Public beta running on testnet in mid-October, public launch with API running on Mainnet in November – December. - Paradex: Beta testing will begin in mid-October and mainnet launch in November. 2. 0x has more comprehensive features 0x’s current relayers function like an exchange while Kyber and AirSwap function like Shapeshift. However, according to Will Warren, CEO of 0x, it is actually possible to recreate Kyber and AirSwap using 0x protocol. It is also possible to combine the different relayers’ order books so that the liquidity can be pooled together. 3. Attractive valuation At the time of publication, 0x’s market cap is around $100 million. In comparison, the market cap of Kyber market cap is $187 million and Binance Coin (which is used to lower the trading fee on Binance) is $144 million. We believe that over time, 0x should have a comparable or higher market cap than these two projects. _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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Three Macro Trends in 2018 for Cryptocurrency
 
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For our full article, please visit: https://crushcrypto.com/3-trends-for-2018/ Please subscribe to our YouTube channel and our email newsletter to get our latest updates. _______________________________________ Three Macro Trends in 2018 for Cryptocurrency: 1) Bitcoin to lose its throne During 2017, Bitcoin’s market cap as a percentage of the total value of all cryptocurrencies dropped from over 90% at the beginning of the year to 43% now. This is due to the proliferation of different blockchain projects. We expect this trend to continue as projects with superior technology/features gain more popularity. We believe in 2018, there is a good chance that Bitcoin’s network value will be overtaken by another cryptocurrency. Bitcoin’s development, particularly in relation to the scaling issues, is too conservative due to political reasons and infighting. There are generally two camps with different visions of Bitcoin – those who view Bitcoin as a medium of exchange and those who view it as a store of value. The medium of exchange camp is in favor of more aggressive scaling proposals while the store of value camp is more conservative. If the two camps could work together on SegWit2x, then Bitcoin Cash would have sunk into oblivion already. But they chose not to cooperate due to political reasons, and now Bitcoin Cash is gaining tremendous traction (Coinbase listing, Bitpay integration) while the median transaction fees for Bitcoin is soaring to over $20, making it unusable except for large amount transfers. With cryptocurrency becoming more mainstream each passing day, we believe the Bitcoin mempool is only going to become bigger and bigger, driving up the transaction fee even higher and generating record profit for the miners. Many people are anticipating Lightning Network to help alleviate the transaction fees. I believe it is very risky to rely the future of Bitcoin entirely on Lightning Network – a project that started from 2015 and does not yet have a definite timeframe for publicly launching on Bitcoin. I don’t want to come off as just bashing Bitcoin, but if its scalability does not improve in 2018, it has a real risk of being overtaken by another coin. 2) Decentralized applications (dApps) to gain traction Currently, there are thousands of different decentralized applications being developed. According to State of the dApps, there are 910 dApps built on Ethereum alone. Many of the dApps will be live starting from next year. Even if only a small fraction of the projects thrive, we will still see a number of popular dApps. Some of the use cases include the tokenization of assets, payments & lending, insurance, gambling, and so on. With oracles connecting real world data into smart contracts, the possibilities are endless. With more and more functioning dApps that investors can choose to put their money in, we believe the market will have a higher bar for ICO projects. Investors will have a choice to back projects at more advanced stages, so ICO projects will need to show further progress in order to compete for funding. We will soon be able to see what blockchain technology can do aside from making payments. I am very excited to see how we can actually utilize blockchain technology to make our lives better. 3) Scalability will be the central subject With the explosion of popularity in cryptocurrency, the number of transactions made on the blockchain has grown exponentially over the past year. As a result, there are congestion issues with the more popular blockchains such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. Ethereum has already shown that it can handle upwards of 1 million transactions per day, but this is not going to be nearly enough when the flood of dApps begin to launch next year. There are different blockchain protocols aiming to solve the scalability issue. The ones that can solve the issue while maintaining decentralization and security will be able to gain substantial network value. With the amount of developers working to solve this problem, I am optimistic that blockchain can scale exponentially and eventually be able to support dApps as well as daily payment transactions. _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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ICO Review: Sentinel Protocol (UPP)  - Security Intelligence Platform For Blockchain
 
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Sentinel Protocol aims to create a secure ecosystem for cryptocurrency by utilizing a collective intelligence system. Learn more: https://crushcrypto.com/sentinel-protocol-ico-review/ Project website: https://sentinelprotocol.io White paper: https://sentinelprotocol.io/Sentinel%20Protocol%20Whitepaper%20English.pdf Download the PDF version of the presentation: https://crushcrypto.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/CrushCrypto-ICO-Review-Sentinel-Protocol-UPP.pdf Download the free ICO Guide which contains 6 simple steps for analyzing any ICOs to find the winning projects: https://crushcrypto.com/youtube/ Note: This is not a paid review. We do not offer promotional or advertising services. Our content is based on our own research, analysis and personal opinion. _______________________________________ What does the company/project do? Sentinel Protocol aims to create a secure ecosystem for cryptocurrency by utilizing a collective intelligence system to perform threat analysis. Currently, the most popular type of hacking is phishing – users entering the wrong website or are approached by a fake admin and send the cryptocurrency to a scam address. Blockchain is a system that shares information transparently. Through careful analysis, it is possible to track down illegal use of cryptocurrencies. The flow of cryptocurrency transactions that has been hijacked by cybercrime is actually easily traceable. Eventually, in order to monetize the hijacked assets, hackers need to send such assets to exchanges. This applies even to coins with anonymity features, such as Monero, Dash, and Zcash. Sentinel Protocol has three security features: threat reputation database, machine learning engine integrated security wallet, and distributed malware analysis sandbox. _______________________________________ What are the tokens used for and how can token holders make money? UPP tokens are used as a currency for goods and services provided by Sentinel Protocol, including the advanced security features of the security wallet. It can also be used for detailed cyber forensic service, consultancy, vulnerability assessment, and/or other activities requiring The Sentinel Protocols’ help. To incentivize the early participants or early Sentinels, the initial inflation ratio will be set between 3 to 7% per year, decreasing gradually each year. Similarly, the rewards of UPP tokens for performing similar contributions will gradually reduce. 30% of UPP revenues will go towards community contributors. _______________________________________ Opportunities - Security is one of the most important issues concerning the growth of cryptocurrencies. There are countless scam attempts on Telegram, Twitter, Slack, and so on. If successful, the potential for the project can be huge. - Most people focus on how not to get scammed/hacked in the first place, whereas Sentinel Protocol focuses on tracing the transactions/wallets of hackers. There is no competing project that we know of, therefore the project has a first mover advantage. - The project plans to partner up with exchanges to prevent hackers converting their stolen coins back to fiat. This provides a clear go-to-market strategy for quick adoption of the project. _______________________________________ Concerns - The project relies on network effect to create a rich database of threats. The protocol’s usefulness is limited if not a lot of people report scam addresses/transactions. - Because the project requires manual and real-time verification of fraudulent addresses/transactions, we believe the system would be fairly labor intensive. _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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ICO Review: Maecenas (ART) - A Decentralized Art Investment Platform
 
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Maecenas is creating a decentralized art gallery where shares of fine art are bought and sold. Full report by Crush Crypto: https://crushcrypto.com/analysis-of-maecenas/ Download the free ICO Guide which contains 6 simple steps for analyzing any ICOs to find the winning projects: https://crushcrypto.com/youtube/ Note: This is not a paid review. We do not offer promotional or advertising services. Our content is based on our own research, analysis and personal opinion. _______________________________________ What does the company/project do? Maecenas is creating a decentralized art gallery, which is a blockchain-driven platform where shares of fine art are bought and sold. Currently, only the rich can invest in expensive artwork because the price is high and it is difficult to obtain financing for the purchase. On the platform, Maecenas divides artworks into fragments and users can invest and trade those shares. Users can now own a fragment of an artwork, whereas in the past they could not afford the whole painting or sculpture. Users on the platform can also trade the shares between each other to create a liquid secondary market for those artworks. With Maecenas, artworks can be traded like stocks. Currently, the artwork trading industry is inefficient. It is an old-fashioned, illiquid and often opaque market. Galleries typically go through a few reputable auction houses that charge huge fees — up to 25 percent. In contrast, Maecenas charges a flat fee of 2-6% for monetizing the artwork. _______________________________________ What are the tokens used for and how can token holders make money? ART token is a utility token that is used to settle transactions on the platform. As all the ART in circulation added together represent 100% of all the artworks on the Maecenas platform, the market cap of ART should be at least the value of all the artwork on the Maecenas platform. This is similar to the concept where the market cap of a company should exceed the net asset value of that company because that is how much shareholders will receive if the company is liquidated. Therefore, there should be a floor to the value of ART. If token holders believe that more artworks will be listed on the Maecenas platform, ART market cap would exceed the value of all artworks currently on the platform. The more artworks that is being brought to the platform, the more valuable ART tokens should be, because more ART tokens (in value) will be required by the platform. _______________________________________ Opportunities - The artwork trading industry is large ($3 trillion in value with $65 billion worth of arts being traded each year) but is still considered a niche market. It is also very old-fashioned and inefficient, so it is ripe for disruption. - The value of ART has a floor – the value of all the artworks on the Maecenas platform. - Maecenas is one of the first cofound.it projects and went through the rigorous vetting process employed by cofound.it. - Other than artworks, there is potential for Maecenas to expand into other physical assets including antiques, classic cars, gemstones, vintage liquors, and rarities. - Network effect is present. The more people use the platform, the more valuable the platform is (more liquidity, more selection of artworks). - If Maecenas is able to secure partnership with museums / galleries, then it can increase the value of all the artworks on the Maecenas platform substantially. _______________________________________ Concerns - Part of the value of a piece of artwork is the ability to enjoy it. Rich people buy expensive artworks partially for the bragging right. With Maecenas, users cannot enjoy the artwork – hang on the wall, see it, touch it physically. - Liquidity for the individual artwork can be an issue. Let’s say you have invested in a painting. If the liquidity for that painting is very thin, it would be hard for you to convert the investment back to ART. - According to LinkedIn, certain team members, including the CEO and CTO, are still working at DXMarkets. It is unclear how they will allocate their time between the two projects. _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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ICO Review: Atonomi (ATMI) - Security Protocol for The Internet of Things
 
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Atonomi provides a security protocol to enable IoT devices to have trusted interoperability for data and commerce. Learn more: https://crushcrypto.com/atonomi-ico-review/ Project website: https://atonomi.io/ White paper: https://uploads-ssl.webflow.com/5a9f110b6e90d20001b2307d/5aa600a2dc199e000140f98a_Atonomi-Network-White-Paper-v0.9.1.3s%20(1).pdf Download the PDF version of the presentation: https://crushcrypto.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/CrushCrypto-ICO-Review-Atonomi-ATMI.pdf Download the free ICO Guide which contains 6 simple steps for analyzing any ICOs to find the winning projects: https://crushcrypto.com/youtube/ Note: This is not a paid review. We do not offer promotional or advertising services. Our content is based on our own research, analysis and personal opinion. _______________________________________ What does the company/project do? Atonomi provides a security protocol and infrastructure to enable IoT (internet of things) devices to have trusted interoperability for both data and commerce. The project proposes an Identity Service which will apply to all products within a network. This will start at the manufacturer level, where Atonomi will provide a screening based on cybersecurity best practices, and provide a score, so people can verify the integrity of their network. Select manufacturers will be designated as the server operators to verify the integrity of whitelisted parts/products. When something is verified, then the end user/consumer can activate the device to include it in their network. The team will also develop a Protocol for reputation over time. Auditors will ensure that devices are operating within their predefined parameters, and, if not, their score will decrease. If a device has a low reputation, its communication with other devices on the network will be restricted to ensure the robustness of security over time. Audit partners will be paid through fees on the network via Atonomi tokens to ensure incentive for quality work. _______________________________________ What are the tokens used for and how can token holders make money? The tokens are going to be used in a number of ways along the track of device activation, registration, and ongoing transactions. - Register devices with unique identities. - Activate the devices on a given network. - Earned by manufacturers that upkeep the reputation system of devices. - Validate the identity/reputation of peer devices for all Atonomi-enabled use cases. - As a medium of exchange for commerce transactions between devices. The tokens should appreciate in value depending on a number of outcomes. For example, if IoT becomes much more prevalent in the world, the security issues within will need to be addressed. If Atonomi can address those concerns, then their protocol, and, thus, tokens should have an increased value from greater demand of use. _______________________________________ Opportunities - The IoT industry is massive and projected to grow at a rapid rate. Security is one of the biggest concerns regarding the industry. Should Atonomi becomes successful in solving the problem, the upside is substantial. - Atonomi’s parent company CENTRI can provide tremendous support to the project, from contributing to the development using its patented technology to securing commercial partnerships. CENTRI’s technology is currently being used by tech giants including Arm, Flex, and Intel, which can become potential early adopter of the Atonomi project. CENTRI holds 8 US patents in the area of IoT. _______________________________________ Concerns - The Internet of Things trend is still in its early stage. The success of Atonomi depends heavily on the success of the IoT trend itself. - Majority of team members also work at CENTRI. It is unclear how they allocate their time between the two ventures. - The detailed roadmap is not published yet. _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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ICO Review: Dock.io (DOCK) - Decentralized Professional Data Exchange
 
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The dock.io protocol is a decentralized data exchange protocol for the professional industry. Learn more: https://crushcrypto.com/dock-ico-review/ Project website: https://dock.io/ White paper: https://dock.io/whitepaper Download the PDF version of the presentation: https://crushcrypto.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/CrushCrypto-ICO-Review-Dock.pdf Download the free ICO Guide which contains 6 simple steps for analyzing any ICOs to find the winning projects: https://crushcrypto.com/youtube/ Note: This is not a paid review. We do not offer promotional or advertising services. Our content is based on our own research, analysis and personal opinion. _______________________________________ What does the company/project do? The dock.io protocol is a decentralized data exchange protocol for the professional industry. It aims to provide a solution for what they term “data hoarding” with current professional networks, which have no incentive, or disincentive to share their data with the competition. They aim to do this by creating a data exchange that will (1) integrate user profile (work experience, education, location, contacts, qualifications, etc.) from different platforms, and (2) incentivize data transactions/sharing, while providing user complete control over their own data. For Users, they will be able to synchronize all of their employment history and data in one location. It will be updated automatically as the users update their information in other platforms, and they will be able to control which data moves between different platforms with opt-ins/outs. For Data Providers and Consumers, providers will be platforms and applications that send individual users data regarding any updates to their information on that respective platform, while consumers will be applications that must pay to access the data. Furthermore, all data will be fully encrypted and stored using the blockchain, and can only, therein, be controlled by the user with the appropriate keys. The data can only be decrypted when willingly exchanged between parties. _______________________________________ What are the tokens used for and how can token holders make money? DOCK tokens are going to be used primarily as the currency for data transacting. Token holders can also introduce new proposals and vote on the future development roadmap of the protocol. Users will have control over which applications can access and update their data. DOCK tokens will not be used to incentivize users to share data with applications. Applications will indirectly pay other applications to access their data. If an application pays a flat rate fee to a user for their data and no third party application data is included, such fees (in DOCK tokens) will be burned. Because of this, the token’s value will be intrinsically linked to the demand for users’ information. Furthermore, this means that there is greater incentive for applications/platforms to use the dock.io platform for data acquisition the more users will join and actively use the app. _______________________________________ Opportunities - DOCK tokens should have quick adoption from DOCK’s partnerships with Remote.com and other companies that have lots of users (tens of millions according to the company). - The project is backed by a strong team that has previous entrepreneurial success in relevant area (recruitment and outsourcing). - The Alpha is easy to set up, functions well, with a slick user interface. - There is a burning mechanism of tokens, so token supply will decrease over time. Negative inflation is good for token valuation. - The project has attracted various venture capital investors, meaning that it has passed the scrutiny of those institutional investors. _______________________________________ Concerns - The Dock Protocol represents a two-sided market (applications and users). If the protocol cannot attract users from both sides quickly, the network effect would be diminished. - The key team members are working on both Dock.io and Remote.com. Although the two ventures have synergies, it is unclear how the team members will allocate their time. _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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Featured Project: STK Global Payments (STK) - Real-Time Cryptocurrency Retail Transactions
 
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STK aims to create a platform to use any currency (fiat and crypto) for point of sale transactions on a real-time basis. Learn more: https://crushcrypto.com/stk-project-review/ Project website: https://stktoken.com/ White paper: https://stktoken.com/STK_whitepaper_en.pdf Download the PDF version of the presentation: https://crushcrypto.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/CrushCrypto-Featured-Project-STK.pdf Download the free ICO Guide which contains 6 simple steps for analyzing any ICOs to find the winning projects: https://crushcrypto.com/youtube/ Note: This is not a paid review. We do not offer promotional or advertising services. Our content is based on our own research, analysis and personal opinion. _______________________________________ What does the company/project do? STK Global Payments aims to create a platform for people to use any currency (fiat and crypto) for retail point of sale (POS) transactions on a real-time, day-to-day basis. They plan to do this through the use of an STK State Channel via STK Token and STACK, their mobile wallet application. STK’s major partner to facilitate its global payments is MasterCard, and can be compared to other “Prepaid Crypto Debit Card” type projects such as Monaco, TenX, and Tokencard. _______________________________________ What are the tokens used for and how can token holders make money? STK Tokens are used to open up State Channels that facilitate the real time payments between a customer and a POS. When using STK tokens as the cryptocurrency that gets converted to fiat for these transactions, STK will waive and refund any and all gas fees, allowing for completely feeless transactions. Token value should appreciate as more people use STACK on a daily basis to buy smaller goods such as coffee, lunch, and other small day-to-day purchases. As more people use the wallet, more STK State Channels will need to be created, which in turn requires more STK to be held. _______________________________________ Opportunities - The team has extensive experience working in large financial institutions and MasterCard, and is able to leverage their connections to a direct signed contract with Mastercard. This sets it apart from its competitors. - Unlike most of its competitors, STK project’s scope is more than just a prepaid debit card and cryptocurrency wallet. The STACK app has rich features with elements of social media/network, which is icing on the cake, but if successful, it would lead to substantial potential and increased customer stickiness. - The CEO handled the AMA sessions and addressed all the questions very well, which demonstrates his knowledge in the industry and that he has a clear vision of the project. - Many of STK’s competitors that issue Visa card are suffering from Visa’s change in stance towards cryptocurrency, and are either scrambling to find a new issuer or at risk of having their services terminated. As a result, STK is in a prime position to capture the market left behind by those competitors. - The target users are those who already own cryptocurrency, therefore little education is needed to get them to acquire and use STK tokens. _______________________________________ Concerns - The social media/network side of the app is unproven and may not attract enough users to gain the network effect necessary to maintain the ecosystem. Some users may not want to share their financial transactions for everyone to see. - The team’s expertise is clearly on the financial transaction side. However, STACK also has social media (STACK World Stream) and tools/advice to help users reach their financial goals, which may be too many different things for the team to handle. _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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ICO Review: LendingBlock (LND)  - Securities Lending for the Crypto Economy
 
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Lendingblock is an exchange for borrowing and lending cryptocurrencies and digital assets on a cross-chain basis. Learn more: https://crushcrypto.com/lendingblock-ico-review/ Project website: https://lendingblock.com/ White paper: https://lendingblock.com/static/media/Whitepaper-English.21b2ed91.pdf Download the PDF version of the presentation: https://crushcrypto.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/CrushCrypto-ICO-Review-LendingBlock-LND.pdf Download the free ICO Guide which contains 6 simple steps for analyzing any ICOs to find the winning projects: https://crushcrypto.com/youtube/ Note: This is not a paid review. We do not offer promotional or advertising services. Our content is based on our own research, analysis and personal opinion. _______________________________________ What does the company/project do? Lendingblock is an exchange for borrowing and lending cryptocurrencies and digital assets. It allows borrowers and lenders to enter into cross-chain fully collateralized crypto vs crypto lending agreements. The cryptocurrencies that will initially be supported by LendingBlock are bitcoin, ether, and ripple. Users can borrow any of these 3 currencies and use any other 2 currencies as collateral. The collateral value will be monitored by the platform and there will be margin call if the collateral value falls to near the loan value to ensure there is an appropriate level of collateralization. _______________________________________ What are the tokens used for and how can token holders make money? LND tokens are used as the currency within the LendingBlock platform. All interests from the loans generated on the LendingBlock platform will be paid in LND tokens. Borrowers will be able to pre-purchase LND tokens to meet interest payments at the start of the loan agreement, to allow them to lock in the cost of the interest payments. The value of LND tokens hinges on (1) how much loans are being generated on the LendingBlock platform, and (2) the length of time borrowers hold the LND tokens that are used for repayment of loans. The more activities the platform has and the longer period of time users hold LND tokens, the more valuable LND tokens should become. _______________________________________ Opportunities - Unlike other cryptocurrency-related lending projects which target mainly retail borrowers, LendingBlock targets institutional investors with a minimum loan size of $100,000. - The project is backed by a solid team with strong connections with financial institutions – we are not surprised if they are able to form partnerships with established financial institutions in the future. - LendingBlock takes a different approach when it comes to attracting lenders – it will seek partnership with different cryptocurrency wallets rather than building one in-house, thus increasing the success rate that it will attract supply of loans. Users of those wallets will have an option to lend their cryptocurrency out in return for a rate of return – similar to generating interests from deposits at a bank. - LND tokens are being used to pay interests on the loans, which we believe the interest rates should amount to over 10% per year. Therefore, assuming that the platform would gain traction, the tokens would have heavy usage because borrowers need to accumulate a lot of it. - LendingBlock is a crypto to crypto lending platform, so it will not encounter as many legal/regulatory challenges as other crypto to fiat lending projects. _______________________________________ Concerns - LendingBlock is a centralized application which we believe do not benefit greatly from the use of blockchain. With that said, the target borrowers/lenders may actually prefer a centralized application rather than a decentralized one, at least in the beginning. - Margin call monitoring may be difficult to implement for cryptocurrency assets because there are different exchanges trading the same asset. “Fat finger” may be a problem that can trigger unwarranted margin calls. _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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ICO Review: Zeepin (ZPT) - Distributed Creative Economy
 
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Zeepin is aiming to be a disruptive creative platform and economy. Learn more: https://crushcrypto.com/zeepin-ico-review/ Download the PDF version of the presentation: https://crushcrypto.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/CrushCrypto-ICO-Review-Zeepin.pdf Download the free ICO Guide which contains 6 simple steps for analyzing any ICOs to find the winning projects: https://crushcrypto.com/youtube/ Note: This is not a paid review. We do not offer promotional or advertising services. Our content is based on our own research, analysis and personal opinion. _______________________________________ What does the company/project do? Zeepin is aiming to be a disruptive creative platform and economy. They are planning on taking the creative process that has existed, and decentralizing it, which would provide the opportunity for creators to operate in a trustless system. Use cases are payments and copyrighting (through time-logging of ideas/data on the blockchain), as well as providing crowdfunding and networking. The team is planning to release several features and dApps to facilitate their vision, including the following: ZeeCrew - A fast, low cost, trustless, distributed way to quickly find team members with the skills necessary to make a project become a reality. ZeeRights - A blockchain based copyright solution, providing immutable proof that a copyright belongs to the one holding the signature. ZeeProof - Going hand in hand with the service above, ZeeProof undeniably shows the existence of the copyright, without disclosing copyright contents, greatly reducing change of intellectual property violations from third parties. ZeeSure Asset Insurance - A “One Stop Shop” for insurance for digital assets, as well as legal consultation. ZeeCreate - A creative services matchmaking program, so that people looking for design ideas or services can access such quickly, and without a middleman, making the interaction essentially entirely P2P. ZeeTalent - A digital identity on the Zeepin platform, which is to match real-world KYC requirements. ZeeFund Crowdfunding - The Zeepin foundation (or a 3rd party auditor) will verify a project request for Crowdfunding, and, if approved, will be opened to the community (to pay in ZPT) to fund the project. _______________________________________ What are the tokens used for and how can token holders make money? ZPT tokens will be used in 3 main ways on the platform. Firstly, it will be how creators are paid for their work, or receive bounty if a team offers such. Whether it is your proportional profit being part of a team, or a one off service, you will be credited with ZPT tokens, or credit someone else for their service. Secondly, users can use ZPT tokens for accessing some dApp services on the network. Finally, it will also be used for investing in crowdsourced projects, which can yield a return based on a given team’s defined terms for investment. The value of ZPT tokens should, therefore, grow based on how many users of Zeepin there are. As more dApps are released, and projects are running, there will be more opportunity for ZPT use, and thus demand should go up. _______________________________________ Opportunities - The project is led by a strong team with demonstrated success in relevant creative field. - The use of blockchain and smart contract makes sense in order to send cross-border payments efficiently as well as mimic the escrow function. - By providing a one-stop-shop, a design can go from just an idea to mass production, all done within the platform. This can help creative entrepreneurs, who are often not business savvy, to launch a business successfully. _______________________________________ Concerns - The project does not have a finished MVP/proof-of-concept, so it is essentially a white paper project. - The scope of the project is very ambitious that include finding suppliers, customers, employees, filing copyright, obtaining crowdfunding, and insurance. Generally, the more ambitious a project is, the more likely it is to fail because there are so many moving parts. - It is unclear what the go to market strategy for the project is. The team has experience in China so it should be the obvious choice for the first target market, but there is no details in the white paper. _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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ICO Review: Red Pulse (RPX) - Intelligence and Content Ecosystem For China's Markets
 
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Red Pulse is a market intelligence platform covering China's financial markets to help clients make informed business decisions. Full report by Crush Crypto: https://crushcrypto.com/analysis-of-red-pulse/ Download the free ICO Guide which contains 6 simple steps for analyzing any ICOs to find the winning projects: https://crushcrypto.com/youtube/ Note: This is not a paid review. We do not offer promotional or advertising services. Our content is based on our own research, analysis and personal opinion. _______________________________________ What does the company/project do? Red Pulse is a market intelligence platform covering China's financial markets, providing clients with the knowledge and context to make informed business decisions. The company employs machine learning, Chinese natural language process, in addition to traditional research practices to help solve the problem of information overload. According to Red Pulse, out of the thousands of independent research shops worldwide, Red Pulse is ranked around 70 for readership on Bloomberg globally. Red Pulse has 50 paying institutional clients along with over 50,000 subscribers on its free email newsletter. There is a lot of noise in the Chinese financial market. Red Pulse’s goal is to provide quality information not available from the traditional sell-side investment banks and news publishers. Red Pulse aims to fix the information overload problem and revamp the research content ecosystem in China, and eventually globally. They plan to do it by introducing a sharing economy for research – content creators can sell their research for RPX tokens while consumers can purchase such content or even request to have specific research topics to be created. Using this platform, industry experts, former employees, or investors can produce their own independent research that cannot be provided by legacy data providers. _______________________________________ What are the tokens used for and how can token holders make money? RPX tokens are used as the currency on the Red Pulse open source research platform. Therefore, the more usage the Red Pulse platform has, the more valuable RPX tokens should be. Research producers can earn RPX by producing relevant and valuable research on China’s financial markets. Red Pulse will also have a Credibility Score system so that content producers with a higher Credibility Score can earn more RPX for each piece of work. Research consumers use RPX to purchase content. Additionally, holding RPX will also provide greater voting power, which can be used to upvote research articles. Users paying RPX to initiate research prompts will give those users exclusive access temporarily. Unlike most other tokens, there is a 10% annual inflation for RPX – half of which goes to token holders and the other half goes to content providers. _______________________________________ Opportunities - Red Pulse is a Chinese company that is well understood by Chinese investors. - The company is established since 2015 with revenues from institutional clients, making it more advanced than most ICOs out there. - The company is well positioned to benefit from the rising economy of China, especially in the news industry where information is opaque in China. - Red Pulse is trying to solve a genuine problem – information transparency in China. If successful, Red Pulse can be the leader in a very large market. - The company has a strong team and advisors. _______________________________________ Concerns - Since this is the first ICO on the NEO platform, the security risks are higher than normal. - Red Pulse announced that they will not accept any contributions from Chinese. As Red Pulse is raising fund through NEO, which is a predominately Chinese platform, this change is going to hurt the demand for the ICO to a certain extent. - The business and technology have nothing to do with blockchain. The idea doesn’t really need blockchain to work. - Unlike most of the other tokens, there is a 10% per year inflation in RPX, half going to existing RPX holders, and the other half going to content producers. So effectively, there’s a 5% inflation for token holders. - The open research platform will not be launched for another year (ETA 2018Q3-4). _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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ICO Review: Ink Protocol (XNK) - Reputation and Payments for Marketplaces
 
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Ink Protocol is a cryptocurrency used for Listia, a web and mobile marketplace where users exchange goods. Learn more: https://crushcrypto.com/ink-protocol-ico-review/ Download the PDF version of the presentation: https://crushcrypto.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/CrushCrypto-ICO-Review-Ink-Protocol.pdf Download the free ICO Guide which contains 6 simple steps for analyzing any ICOs to find the winning projects: https://crushcrypto.com/youtube/ Note: This is not a paid review. We do not offer promotional or advertising services. Our content is based on our own research, analysis and personal opinion. _______________________________________ What does the company/project do? Listia is a web and mobile marketplace where users exchange goods, trading unwanted items for credits that can be used to purchase goods offered by other users. These credits are currently called “Listia Credits”, a centralized digital currency controlled by Listia, Inc. They are now building the Ink Protocol and will launch it on their marketplace with a corresponding token called XNK, designed to take over the role of Listia Credits. By adopting a blockchain based system, Listia will benefit from decentralization as well as more security and transparency in their operations. First, the smart contract will feature a decentralized feedback mechanism, where buyers can leave feedback for the seller about each transaction. This feedback will consist of a rating and comment about the transaction, stored as public data on the Ethereum blockchain. Any marketplace that supports the Ink Protocol will benefit from improved trust and security for their platforms. Even brand-new markets can launch with instant trust and user feedback in place due to Ink and the XNK token. _______________________________________ What are the tokens used for and how can token holders make money? XNK will replace Listia Credits as the marketplace currency, and users with existing Listia Credits will be able to trade them in for XNK. In addition, users can earn XNK the same way they used to earn credits, which could be referring other users or completing tasks/offers. Customers will benefit from the transition to XNK because it will be more fungible and tradable for other currencies, and Listia will benefit from no longer acting as a central bank who have to print and regulate Listia Credits. As P2P transactions cannot always be trusted, the token/blockchain will also act as an added level of security using escrow and third-party dispute resolution. When a buyer pays, XNK tokens are held in the smart contract until the buyer indicates the item has been received. There is also a staking function where the seller must stake their reputation against the tokens until the buyer receives the item. If something goes wrong in this process, users assign a human or automated mediator to transactions that acts as a third party smart contract to help settle disputes. As XNK tokens are used on the Listia platform, the more activities the platform has, the more valuable XNK tokens should be. _______________________________________ Opportunities - Listia is an established platform with 10 million registered user and is backed by reputable VCs. This shows the experience and capability of the team. - The token model makes sense. We believe the switch from Listia credit to XNK token would be smooth and not impact the user experience at all. - Since Listia will implement the use of XNK tokens soon after the end of ICO, there will be immediately traction with the usage of tokens. This is different from most other ICOs that will not be able to launch their platform until 3-12 months after ICO. _______________________________________ Concerns - From the public information that we gather (app ranking history, website traffic, the co-founder admitting that Listia’s growth is not as fast as everyone wanted), and last fund raising round being four years ago), we believe Listia is not a growing business. Since the switch to XNK token does not dramatically change the business model of Listia, we are not sure if the ICO will help Listia’s growth. - It is less than 2 weeks before presale begins and the future roadmap of the project is not released yet. We cannot analyze the soundness of the roadmap and level of planning of the team in executing its vision. _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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ICO Review: Quantstamp (QSP) - Protocol for Securing Smart Contracts
 
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Quantstamp is a security verification protocol for smart contracts that improves the security of Ethereum. Full report by Crush Crypto: https://crushcrypto.com/analysis-of-quantstamp/ Download the free ICO Guide which contains 6 simple steps for analyzing any ICOs to find the winning projects: https://crushcrypto.com/youtube/ Note: This is not a paid review. We do not offer promotional or advertising services. Our content is based on our own research, analysis and personal opinion. _______________________________________ What does the company/project do? Quantstamp is a security verification protocol for smart contracts that improves the security of Ethereum. The advantages of the security protocol include automation, trust, governance, and ability to compute hard problems over a distributed network. Currently, smart contract auditing cost starts from $5,000 and takes at least a week to complete. Quantstamp’s goal is to lower the cost to as low as $10 per audit, delivered within minutes after submitting the smart contract for audit. _______________________________________ What are the tokens used for and how can token holders make money? QSP tokens are used to pay for, receive, or improve upon verification services. Below are the participants and how they interact with QSP tokens: - Contributors receive QSP tokens as an invoice for contributing software for verifying Solidity programs. Most Contributors will be security experts. Contributions are voted in via the governance mechanism. - Validators receive QSP tokens for running the Quantstamp validation node in the Ethereum network. Validators only need to contribute computing resources and do not need security expertise. - Bug Finders receive QSP tokens as a bounty for submitting bugs which break smart contracts. - Contract Creators pay QSP tokens to get their smart contract verified. - Contract Users will have access to results of the smart contract security audits. _______________________________________ Opportunities - Quantstamp had a successful audit with Request, which was a smoothly-run ICO. This speaks to the team’s capability in blockchain development/audit. - This is one of the projects that can help drive blockchain adoption and the potential is huge​. Right now, smart contracts are unsecured by default. Smart contracts need to go through expensive and prolonged audit process, which is hindering the adoption and usage of smart contracts. This needs to change and Quantstamp is a good candidate to tackle the problem. - Even if the software only has limited functionalities in the beginning, it can be a good first step in a manual audit because it can potentially save a lot of time for the auditor. - In their Telegram, Quantstamp has indicated that they will buyback if token prices drop below ICO price (tokens will be put into a reserve which the team can release in the future), indicating that the team is confident in the project. _______________________________________ Concerns - The project is still at an early stage. According to the white paper, mainnet release won’t be until August 2018, which is 9 months after the end of ICO and pretty far away. - Presale participants receive up to 100% bonus, which leaves a bad taste in some potential participants’ mouth. People are now more concerned about ICOs with large presale discount/bonus because those participants are willing to sell their tokens at a much lower price than crowdsale participants. For example, even if QSP tokens drop to 25% below ICO price, those who received 100% bonus can still generate a 50% return. - We believe that smart contract audits cannot be fully automated because human judgment is required to understand the logic and intent of the smart contract. Software can spot bugs that cause the contract to not function, but it cannot detect errors that cause coins/tokens to be sent to the wrong person, or wrong formula being used to calculate payoff in a smart contract, etc. - Since the problem that Quantstamp is trying to solve is large, there are other competitors – Etherparty, BlockCat, ZeeplinOS, and Agrello. All of these projects aim to lower the cost of smart contract development. Quantstamp may not be the winner in this space. _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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ICO Review: PolicyPal Network (PYPL) - Insurance for the Unbanked and Cryptoassets
 
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PolicyPal is a non-regulated platform built with the vision of granting the unbanked access to insurance protection. Learn more: https://crushcrypto.com/policypal-ico-review/ Project website: https://www.policypal.network/ White paper: https://www.policypal.network/whitepaper/PolicyPal_WhitePaper.pdf Download the PDF version of the presentation: https://crushcrypto.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/CrushCrypto-ICO-Review-PolicyPal-Network-PYPL.pdf Download the free ICO Guide which contains 6 simple steps for analyzing any ICOs to find the winning projects: https://crushcrypto.com/youtube/ Note: This is not a paid review. We do not offer promotional or advertising services. Our content is based on our own research, analysis and personal opinion. _______________________________________ What does the company/project do? PolicyPal Network is a non-regulated platform built with the vision of granting the unbanked access to insurance protection by lowering the barriers associated with traditional insurance coverage. With the use of blockchain technology, PolicyPal Network hopes to increase universal access to insurance, while providing faster, more varied service that is secure and transparent. While PolicyPal operates within Singapore, PolicyPal Network will operate outside of Singapore, targeting emerging markets. With the use of blockchain technology, the advantages of PolicyPal Network include 24/7 availability, real-time transactions, transparency of information, automated validation, audit trail and full transaction history, and improved efficiency. Furthermore, PolicyPal Network plans on reducing insurance fraud, and automating claims with the use of smart contracts, and reliable third party data. _______________________________________ What are the tokens used for and how can token holders make money? As PolicyPal Network will have its own blockchain that is a fork of Ethereum, PYPL tokens will be used as gas price for the blockchain. In the first 2 years of PolicyPal Network blockchain, the gas fees collected in PYPL tokens will go towards the incentive for PolicyPal Network Blockchain pool. From the third year onwards, the tokens collected will be burnt, which will limit the supply of tokens. The PolicyPal Network blockchain will utilize Proof-of-Stake as the consensus mechanism. PYPL token holders will need to complete crowdsourcing tasks to ensure their active contribution on the PolicyPal Network. As PYPL tokens will be used as gas for the PolicyPal blockchain, the more usage the platform (hence the blockchain) has, the more valuable the tokens should become. _______________________________________ Opportunities - Having founded PolicyPal, the team has great connections in the Asian insurance industry and has proven their capability and innovation in the space. With a highly relevant track record under their belt, it is much easier to grow PolicyPal Network into a success. - Security is a huge concern for both individual and institutions in the cryptocurrency space. CryptoProtect is an insurance product targeting this problem and should have quick adoption because its target users are those already familiar with cryptocurrency. - The penetration rate for insurance is still very low for Southeast Asia compared to other regions. With PolicyPal Network’s offerings, the unbanked will have a much easier time signing up for insurance products and the potential is substantial. - The team has been very active in promoting the awareness of their project. They have recently completed a speaking tour in Asia. _______________________________________ Concerns - As with any project developing their own blockchain, the development timeline is uncertain with delays being common. The release of the PolicyPal blockchain on the Ethereum mainnet is scheduled for in Q3 2018 but it could be delayed. - Although PolicyPal is a running company, PolicyPal Network itself does not yet have an alpha or prototype. _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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ICO Review: GIFTO Protocol (GIFTO) - Decentralized Universal Gifting Protocol
 
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GIFTO is a protocol that allows the creation and customization of virtual gifts for content creators. Learn more: https://crushcrypto.com/analysis-of-gifto/ Download the free ICO Guide which contains 6 simple steps for analyzing any ICOs to find the winning projects: https://crushcrypto.com/youtube/ Note: This is not a paid review. We do not offer promotional or advertising services. Our content is based on our own research, analysis and personal opinion. _______________________________________ What does the company/project do? GIFTO is a protocol that allows the creation and customization of virtual gifts for content creators. Virtual gifts can be purchased using GIFTO tokens, which are sent by viewers/fans to content creators on all of the major social networks including Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube. Asia Innovations Group (AIG), the company behind GIFTO, has been building a live stream content creation platform, Uplive, for the past two years. Uplive will be the first application that utilizes the GIFTO protocol. _______________________________________ What are the tokens used for and how can token holders make money? GIFTO tokens will be the main transactional currency in GIFTO Protocol and will be used in the following ways: 1. Virtual gifts: Community members can use GIFTO Tokens to buy and redeem virtual gifts; 2. Incentivizing the community: Participants can earn GIFTO Tokens by performing a service in the ecosystem, for example, creating a virtual gift or curating virtual gifts. As the supply of GIFTO tokens to is set to be one billion and will not increase, the more activities and transactions the GIFTO protocol has, the more valuable GIFTO tokens should become. _______________________________________ Opportunities - GIFTO is the first Binance Launchpad project whereby Binance provides crowdsale services that ensures safety, fairness, and transparency. Therefore, it has passed the due diligence of Binance and should be able to list on the exchange soon after tokens are tradable. - GIFTO tokens will have adoption quickly by leveraging the Uplive platform. - The project has a strong team with proven track record in relevant industry. - AIG has received multiple rounds of funding from institutional investors, meaning that the company has passed the scrutiny of those professional investors. - Virtual gifts can be integrated with apps outside of Uplive, such as Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. This can dramatically expand the usage of GIFTO tokens. - The white paper is detailed and explains clearly the GIFTO protocol and Uplive. This shows the thoughts that the team has put into the GIFTO protocol and that the token model makes sense. _______________________________________ Concerns - Other giant tech companies such as YouTube also allow viewers to pay content creators during live stream, so GIFTO will in a way compete with those companies. - Only 30% of the tokens are being sold to ICO participants, with another 30% of the tokens being used to power the GIFTO ecosystem. Therefore, the project will have moderate inflation in the years going forward. _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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Weekly Update: Market Update / JPMorgan / New EU Rules / Coinbase / Bitcoin & Circle
 
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This video is a recap for the cryptocurrency market for the week ending May 19, 2018. For more on this week's developments, please visit: https://crushcrypto.com/cc-weekly-may-20-2018/ Download the PDF version of the presentation: https://crushcrypto.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/2018-05-20-Crush-Crypto-Weekly.pdf _______________________________________ Highlights: - The cryptocurrency market was relatively flat during the past week. The overall market cap dropped by 3% to $389 billion dollars. - Bitcoin prices fell 3% over the week to the $8,200 dollar level while Ether prices rose 2% to just under $700 dollars. - JP Morgan announced a prototype of a blockchain platform which is aimed at cutting costs and enabling smoother transactions pertaining to securities. A spokesperson from JP Morgan said that the platform could be transformative for capital markets infrastructure due to vast amounts of capital being transacted daily between many different stakeholders. - The European Union recently announced that it has approved new anti-money laundering legislation related to cryptocurrencies. The new legislation targets anonymity of cryptocurrencies and the use of certain consumer banking products such as anonymous prepaid cards. - Coinbase, one of the largest crypto exchanges in the world, published a blog post a few days ago that highlights the new institutional grade products and services that Coinbase has been working on and has now officially launched. - Bitmain, the largest mining hardware manufacturer in the world, is leading the Series E funding round for Circle, the mobile payments and crypto trading firm. The funding round is currently at $110 million dollars and implies a valuation of $3 billion dollars for Circle, up significantly from its previous valuation of $480 million dollars back in 2016. Please subscribe to our YouTube channel and our email newsletter to get our latest updates. _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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ICO Review: Cindicator (CND) - Hybrid Intelligence for Asset Management
 
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Cindicator aims to improve decision making abilities in investing by using wisdom of the crowd. Full report by Crush Crypto: https://crushcrypto.com/analysis-of-cindicator/ Download the free ICO Guide which contains 6 simple steps for analyzing any ICOs to find the winning projects: https://crushcrypto.com/youtube/ Note: This is not a paid review. We do not offer promotional or advertising services. Our content is based on our own research, analysis and personal opinion. _______________________________________ What does the company/project do? Founded in 2015, Cindicator aims to improve decision making abilities in investing by using wisdom of the crowd. The platform, now on a mobile app, asks users questions about the financial / cryptocurrency market. _______________________________________ What are the tokens used for and how can token holders make money? CND tokens are used to incentivize forecasters to provide accurate forecasts as the more accurate they are, the more CNDs they will earn. After receiving the relevant licenses, Cindicator will allocate 20% of the crowdsale funding to a portfolio that is managed by Cindicator’s hybrid intelligence. Potential profit from this portfolio will be used to buy back CND tokens from exchanges and distribute such tokens to the forecasters, in proportion to their rating, accuracy, and participation over a given period. There are two uses of CND – to obtain intelligence that are accessible from holding CND or from spending CND. Holding CND Each CND token holder can obtain a new level of access to Cindicator's indicators, indices, data, services, information, and analytical products. The level of access and the products and tools available will depend on the quantity of tokens in each holder's possession, which will in turn be influenced by the level of active participation in the ecosystem. Spending CND Additional intelligence can only be purchased using CND: - Daily/weekly/monthly distribution of indicators via messenger/email. - SaaS (Software as a Service) – a website with an access to indicators and analytics of Hybrid Intelligence for various events. - Mobile application. - API access. As services will be provided to CND holders or for purchase via CND, the more valuable Cindicator intelligence is, the more valuable CND tokens should be. _______________________________________ Opportunities - The hard cap of US$15 million is relatively low for a solid project, allowing limited downside. - Multiple institutional investors have already invested in Cindicator, meaning that the company has already passed due diligence of those investors. - The project is two years in the making and has a mobile app released with over 10,000 users. Cindicator also announced that two funds decided to contribute to the crowdsale in addition to being clients of Cindicator. - Emotions and speculation currently drives a large part of the cryptocurrency market. With Cindicator’s platform, investors can easily understand what the crowd thinks in real time and act accordingly based upon the information. - The token system makes sense because it provides an incentive for forecasters to actively participate and provide accurate predictions. _______________________________________ Concerns - Cindicator is targeting both the traditional financial market and crypto market. Since the two markets are quite different in terms of infrastructure (data sources, news flow, etc), Cindicator may have trouble focusing on the two markets at the same time. - There are a number of competitors in the artificial intelligence and finance space – Numerai, Enigma, and other crypto data providers such as Santiment and Coindash. All of those projects have a market cap in the $25 to $50 million range. It may be difficult for Cindicator to trade at a market cap significantly higher than that of competitors. _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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ICO Review: Neon Exchange (NEX) - Hybrid NEO Decentralized Exchange
 
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Neon Exchange is the first decentralized exchange supporting NEO’s NEP5 tokens with advanced features. Learn more: https://crushcrypto.com/nex-ico-review/ Project website: https://neonexchange.org/ White paper: https://neonexchange.org/pdfs/whitepaper_v1.1.pdf Download the PDF version of the presentation: https://crushcrypto.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/CrushCrypto-ICO-Review-Neon-Exchange-NEX.pdf Download the free ICO Guide which contains 6 simple steps for analyzing any ICOs to find the winning projects: https://crushcrypto.com/youtube/ Note: This is not a paid review. We do not offer promotional or advertising services. Our content is based on our own research, analysis and personal opinion. _______________________________________ What does the company/project do? Being one of the first decentralized exchange supporting NEO’s NEP5 tokens, Neon Exchange hopes to bring high trading volume and advanced features to the decentralized exchange space so users can take advantage of both the convenience of centralized exchanges with the security of decentralized exchanges. NEX is going to use “off-chain relay” which, instead of executing trades directly on the blockchain, potentially clogging up the network, uses side-chain smart contracts to match orders, and then they are fulfilled on-chain. In addition, NEX will be using an automatic matching engine (which is semi-centralized) to reduce arbitrage opportunities and to allow for more complex trade orders. To further enhance security while granting ease of access, NEX will have users store their private keys client-side (in a web browser via extension). This will allow users to login and interact with the NEX platform without uploading their private keys. The fee structure will divided into maker/taker fees, with makers (users who put the trade order up) having a 0% fee to encourage liquidity, and takers (users who take up the order) having a 0.13-0.25% fee depending on the trading volume they generate. Another component of the NEX ecosystem will be its Payment Service, which will be a pool of NEO and a NEO equivalent (XNEO), which can more smoothly interact with smart contracts. This will serve to further reduce friction when sending NEO because one can easily convert between the two equivalent currencies before and after transactions complete. _______________________________________ What are the tokens used for and how can token holders make money? The NEX token does not have a specific use, but will entitle its holders to a share of the fees generated by the NEX exchange. To do this, users will have to stake the tokens in a NEX wallet, and they will automatically get payouts (similar to GAS claim calculations on the NEO network). The fees received will be a direct cut of fees across each token on the exchange. For example, if Neon Exchange is trading NEO, GAS, NEX, and RPX, the user would receive a share of each of these assets. The token will appreciate in value if the NEX platform grows and generate more trading volume. As the platform grows, there will be more fees generated, and thus more payout, making the token inherently more valuable. _______________________________________ Opportunities - Being the only decentralized exchange listing NEP5 token and with the support of NEO Council, Neon Exchange is going to have a dominating market share specializing in NEO projects. This is especially valuable since only a handful of exchanges list NEO-based NEP5 tokens. - The team’s technical capabilities is demonstrated by being cofounders of City of Zion, the open-source global NEO developer community. - The platform doesn’t require NEX tokens to function, so the introduction of NEX tokens would not create a barrier of entry to use the exchange. _______________________________________ Concerns - Even though decentralized exchange is a new space, there are already many projects working on the same area. As NEX eventually expands to include Ethereum-based tokens, it would compete with all other decentralized exchanges which will most likely generate a significant amount of trading volume by then. - Because NEX token holders share the fees generated by the exchange, the token is most likely a security token which makes it difficult to be listed on other exchanges. _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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ICO Review: ICON (ICX) - Blockchain Designed For Real World Use
 
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The ICON Project aims to connect all the activities in a country through its own blockchain. Full report by Crush Crypto: https://crushcrypto.com/analysis-of-icon/ Download the free ICO Guide which contains 6 simple steps for analyzing any ICOs to find the winning projects: https://crushcrypto.com/youtube/ Note: This is not a paid review. We do not offer promotional or advertising services. Our content is based on our own research, analysis and personal opinion. _______________________________________ What does the company/project do? The ICON Project aims to connect all the activities in a country through its own blockchain. It is creating an open source ecosystem that allows organizations like government departments, universities, hospitals, and financial institutions to interact without third-party networks that charge transaction fees or delay the process. ICON’s vision is to allow people to use ICX to pay for products and services directly to organizations that partner with the ICON Network. ICX will essentially be the currency that can be used in the real world for various products and services. _______________________________________ What are the tokens used for and how can token holders make money? ICX is the currency for the ICON blockchain, similar to how Ether is for Ethereum. ICX tokens can also be used for the generation of other tokens within ICON. Since ICON also allows interchain communications, ICX is needed to transfer from one blockchain to another. As ICX is needed to perform various actions on ICON, the more usage ICON has, the more valuable ICX tokens should be. _______________________________________ Opportunities - The company is started by a Korean FinTech startup that is valued at $4 billion. It is now established as the market leader in Korea with the largest blockchain network, with over 40 organizations in the financial services, insurance, education, and hospital space. - The project has been under development for over 2 years and has real world applications. The first production blockchain service, a KYC authentication platform, was launched in August 2017 with 25 securities firms. - An experienced team is running the project. DAYLI Intelligence has over 100 employees and most of whom has contributed to the project in some way. - The interchain capability makes ICON a blockchain agnostic platform. It can benefit regardless of which blockchain becomes the dominant platform in the future. _______________________________________ Concerns - It is uncertain whether ICX tokens will be tradable before migrating to its own blockchain (which is estimated to happen in November 2017). Therefore, it has a longer lock-up period than most other ICO projects. - ICON may face difficulty expanding outside of Korea due to language and culture barrier. - There are uncertainties around the regulatory environment for Korea regarding ICOs. If ICOs are not allowed in Korea, it would somewhat limit the use case for ICON. - The maximum inflation of 20% is quite high and dilutive to ICO participants. _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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ICO Review: Mobius Network (MOBI) - Connecting to the Blockchain Ecosystem
 
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Mobius aims to integrate the blockchain ecosystem into apps, with products including DApp store and Oracles. Full report by Crush Crypto: https://crushcrypto.com/analysis-of-mobius/ Download the free ICO Guide which contains 6 simple steps for analyzing any ICOs to find the winning projects: https://crushcrypto.com/youtube/ Note: This is not a paid review. We do not offer promotional or advertising services. Our content is based on our own research, analysis and personal opinion. _______________________________________ What does the company/project do? Mobius aims to integrate the blockchain ecosystem into apps. With its DApp store and public APIs, Mobius makes it easy to connect applications, devices or data streams to the blockchain ecosystem. Mobius has 3 major product offerings. For more information, please visit: https://crushcrypto.com/analysis-of-mobius/. _______________________________________ What are the tokens used for and how can token holders make money? MOBI tokens are used as a currency on the Mobius platform – DApp store, oracle data, and smart markets. Oracles also need to vest and stake MOBI tokens before inputting data into the blockchain ecosystem, following a proof-of-stake system. As MOBI tokens are needed to perform different actions within the Mobius platform, the more usage the platform has, the more valuable MOBI tokens should be. _______________________________________ Opportunities - By having the project to run on the Stella blockchain, Mobius is able to have a higher transaction throughout and faster confirmation time. - The problems that Mobius is trying to solve have a lot of opportunities. If Mobius is successful and gains traction, it have a lot of upside potential. _______________________________________ Concerns - It seems like Mobius is trying to do everything at once. The roadmap includes off-chain token scaling solution, proof of stake Oracle protocol, dApp store, and cross chain connectivity. Each of them is a huge undertaking by itself and there are projects that deal specifically in that one area. The lack of focus is going to divert the team’s attention and we are not sure if the Mobius team can pull everything off. - The project runs on the Stellar blockchain, which most people are not familiar with. ICO participants will need to learn how to use Stellar wallets to store and send the MOBI tokens. This is going to create another barrier for potential participants interested in buying MOBI tokens. - There is a tradeoff between scalability and decentralization. In Stellar’s consensus protocol, the network validators are not rewarded for good behavior or penalized for bad behavior. Each node selects a set of publicly trusted peers, and forwards only the transactions that have been validated by a certain majority of its trusted partners. This is how Stellar is able to support thousands of transactions a second with a confirmation time less than 5 seconds. - Because Mobius have a very broad scope, it competes with many blockchain projects in some way – Status, Decentraland, and District0x for the DApp store; Chainlink and Oraclize on the Oracle side. _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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ICO Review: Fantom (FTM) - DAG-Based Smart Contract Platform
 
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Fantom aims to be the world’s first Directed Acrylic Graph (DAG) based smart contract platform. Learn more: https://crushcrypto.com/fantom-ico-review/ Project website: https://www.fantom.foundation White paper: https://www.fantom.foundation/data/FANTOM%20Whitepaper%20English%20v1.1.pdf Download the PDF version of the presentation: https://crushcrypto.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/CrushCrypto-ICO-Review-Fantom-FTM.pdf Download the free ICO Guide which contains 6 simple steps for analyzing any ICOs to find the winning projects: https://crushcrypto.com/youtube/ Note: This is not a paid review. We do not offer promotional or advertising services. Our content is based on our own research, analysis and personal opinion. _______________________________________ What does the company/project do? Fantom aims to be the world’s first Directed Acrylic Graph (DAG) based smart contract platform that solves the issue of scalability and confirmation time of the existing blockchain technology. The goal is to provide secure and fast transactions (300,000 transactions per second) via an open-source and permissionless platform. The project aims to improve on newer blockchain platforms that are also DAG-based such as IOTA, Nano, Byteball, and Hedero Hashgraph. These platforms improve on current blockchain scalability as nodes are designed to process transactions asynchronously. Because each transaction is linked to another and there are no miners in the system, as more nodes participate in the network, the number of transactions processed per second increases. Fantom differentiates itself by incorporating smart contract dApp infrastructure into a DAG-based platform so that it offers instant payment, near zero cost (transaction fees will be under $0.01 from one wallet to another), and infinite processing scalability. _______________________________________ What are the tokens used for and how can token holders make money? FTM tokens will be used in various ways: - To enable low-cost transactions to proceed and to pay for transaction fees. - Enable access to the platform across various FANTOM applications and smart contract variations. - Incentivize network participants. The platform will initially have a 5% annual inflation rate that decreases as more users join the network. 20% of the total inflation will be used to reward nodes and the rest will be used to incentivize platform users (e.g. near zero fees), and to reward users for contributing to the ecosystem. The demand for FTM tokens should increase as more users join the network and more transactions being made on the network. _______________________________________ Opportunities - The closest competitor of Fantom is Hedera Hashgraph but Hashgraph is raising $300 million for 5% of total tokens. If Fantom is able to execute on its vision (smart contract on a scalable DAG platform), the potential is huge. - The team is business-minded and has built companies with large user bases before. We believe that one of the main metrics to determine the success of a blockchain is usage. The team has a strong background in food tech and has already partnered with South Korea Food Tech Association, but this is just one of the use cases that Fantom has planned. _______________________________________ Concerns - The competition among next-generation blockchains is fierce. Fantom is relatively early in its development progress compared to some of its competitors. The mainnet launch is currently scheduled for 2019 Q3, which is over a year away from the ICO. By that time, there will be a lot more competition in place, many with the goal of solving the issue of blockchain scalability. - The team is mostly based out of South Korea. South Korea is going to be the initial target market for Fantom and we are unsure if the team would be able to expand beyond the country. _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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ICO Review: Ambrosus (AMB) - Blockchain-Based Supply Chain Ecosystem
 
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The Ambrosus network is a blockchain-based ecosystem for supply chains. Full report by Crush Crypto: https://crushcrypto.com/analysis-of-ambrosus/ Download the free ICO Guide which contains 6 simple steps for analyzing any ICOs to find the winning projects: https://crushcrypto.com/youtube/ Note: This is not a paid review. We do not offer promotional or advertising services. Our content is based on our own research, analysis and personal opinion. _______________________________________ What does the company/project do? The Ambrosus network is a blockchain-based ecosystem for supply chains, ensuring the origin, quality, compliance and proper handling of items tracked by the network. Ambrosus’ primary focus is on improving supply chains for life-essential products, specifically food and medicine, although the protocol can be applied to other supply chains. Ambrosus’ use cases: - Food origins and tracing - Logistic sustainable improvement - Food delivery without the middleman _______________________________________ What are the tokens used for and how can token holders make money? Amber is the native token of Ambrosus, used to help trace products through their value chain, linking the information gathered to the records about the batch. The tokens are used to keep information on the Ambrosus network up to date as products move across the supply chain. Amber tokens are sent to the network alongside readings and remain locked in the Measurements Smart Contract until a batch has completed its movement through the supply chain. Amber is also the fuel for the Ambrosus ecosystem, used to access the network services, interact with the sensor systems and to enter commercial agreements assured by smart contracts. As Amber is used to perform different actions within the Ambrosus ecosystem, the more usage the Ambrosus platform has, the more valuable the Amber tokens should be. _______________________________________ Opportunities - The project has an above-average team and all-star advisors, which would legitimize the project even when the company is publicly launched only three months ago. - Presale has raised around CHF 30 million already. - New regulations or more stringent requirements around the distribution of specialty goods, such as medicinal products could increase demand for supply chain QA. For example, a recent change under the EU regulation, Good Distribution Practice of Medicinal Products for Human Use, requires companies to report any deviations to the distributor and the recipient of the affected medicinal products _______________________________________ Concerns - Food sensor and tracking is very common and lots of companies are doing it already. Ambrosus faces stiff competition in the traditional space, such as GlobeRanger, Oceansoft, and Blue Maestro, as well as in the blockchain space from Modum. - The project is launched only three months ago based on the LinkedIn profiles of the CEO and CTO. We feel like this project receives the attention it has solely because of Gavin Wood and other advisors. We don’t even see a picture of the hardware – the component that is essential to the Ambrosus platform. - We believe Ambrosus is an average business idea, one that is difficult for the company to gain a substantial competitive advantage over other competitors and gobble up market share. - Seems like the only advantage Ambrosus has over existing competitors is that data on the Ambrosus platform is incorruptible and tamperproof. However, is it really needed? _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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ICO Review: Lightstreams (PHT) - Blockchain Network for DApp Speed and Privacy
 
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Lightstreams is a blockchain network that aims to support decentralized applications that require high performance and data privacy. Learn more: https://crushcrypto.com/lightstreams-ico-review/ Project website: https://lightstreams.network/ White paper: https://s3.amazonaws.com/lightstreams/lightstreams_whitepaper.pdf Download the PDF version of the presentation: https://crushcrypto.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/CrushCrypto-ICO-Review-Lightstreams-PHT.pdf Download the free ICO Guide which contains 6 simple steps for analyzing any ICOs to find the winning projects: https://crushcrypto.com/youtube/ Note: This is not a paid review. We do not offer promotional or advertising services. Our content is based on our own research, analysis and personal opinion. _______________________________________ What does the company/project do? Lightstreams is a blockchain network that aims to support any decentralized application that requires high performance and data privacy. It is a modification of the Ethereum protocol, attempting to solve some of its current issues while remaining compatible with the existing Ethereum developer tools and libraries. Lightstreams will create a permissioned decentralized storage system integrated into a blockchain network. The goal is to provide uncapped storage capacity, zero storage costs, improved transaction speeds, and allow for management of data privacy and confidentiality. The team has developed an authorization protocol called Permissioned Blocks designed to manage access to protected content in decentralized networks. The protocol contains two network layers: A Distributed Secure Storage Network (DSSN) layer that is based on IPFS for peer-to-peer sharing of protected content, where IPFS data blocks are only exchanged with authorized nodes. An Ethereum layer for token and smart contract capabilities, where smart contracts are used to manage the programmable file permissions for the DSSN. _______________________________________ What are the tokens used for and how can token holders make money? The Lightstreams Network will be an independent Ethereum compliant blockchain, and as a result will operate via its own native token called the Photon Token (PHT). PHT will be used for: - Network transaction fees – Sending tokens, storing files, and other network functions. - Purchasing content on the Lightstreams Network. - Network governance – Voting on proposals and new authority nodes in the Proof of Authority (PoA) consensus mechanism. DApps building on top of the Lightstreams Network will be able to issue their own tokens using ERC20 or similar contracts. Similar to Ethereum, the value of PHT token depends on how much adoption and usage the Lightstreams Network has. _______________________________________ Opportunities - Lightstreams aims to have the capability for permissioning access to protected content, which is very useful for sharing copyright content. If the project gains traction and becomes successful, the potential can be substantial. - As Lightstreams is a fork of Ethereum, they share the same codebase. It should be easy for Ethereum dApps to be ported over to Lightstreams should they choose to do so. _______________________________________ Concerns - The project was actually suspended for a few months. We do not find any development on GitHub after the white paper was finished. - On the scalability side, it looks like Lightstreams is just taking Ethereum and changing the consensus mechanism to POA. This way, the platform is sacrificing decentralization by having fewer nodes in exchange for higher scalability. - The project is designed for dApps that require speed and privacy. However, it doesn’t seem like much effort has been made to attract dApps to be built on the Lightstreams platform. - The future development roadmap is vague (less than 20 words) and did not provide any milestone from 2019 and onward. It is difficult to gauge the level of planning the team has surrounding the project. _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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ICO Review: Bluzelle (BLZ) - Decentralized Database Service for dApps
 
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Bluzelle is a decentralized database solution for decentralized applications. Learn more: https://crushcrypto.com/analysis-of-bluzelle/ Download the free ICO Guide which contains 6 simple steps for analyzing any ICOs to find the winning projects: https://crushcrypto.com/youtube/ Note: This is not a paid review. We do not offer promotional or advertising services. Our content is based on our own research, analysis and personal opinion. _______________________________________ What does the company/project do? Bluzelle is a decentralized database solution for decentralized applications (dApps). It is different from other file storage projects in that Bluzelle focuses on database while other projects focuses on files. Files are relatively large, of arbitrary size, and their contents are not searchable or structured in any agnostic way. File storage services are optimized to deliver whole files, and lack the granularity required to do search and retrieval within files efficiently. On the other hand, data fields are typically small, of fixed size, and organized in groups and collections and structures to be searchable, for quick storage and retrieval. Data fields are stored in databases to achieve the best security, performance, and scalability metrics. Databases provide fundamental functions like create, read, update, and delete (CRUD), which are absent from file storage services. Bluzelle has indicated in their whitepaper that their intended target for marketing to start will be the early adopters and dApp developers that can take advantage of and see value in the Bluzelle network. _______________________________________ What are the tokens used for and how can token holders make money? There are going to be two tokens that power the Bluzelle platform, BLZ and BNT. BLZ is an ERC-20 token that is going to be sold during the public sale. BNT will be used in the Bluzelle internal crypto economy that runs on its own consensus ledger as a faster, no-fee counterpart. The creation of the two-token system is due to the speed limitations and cost of transactions on Ethereum for real-time database accounting. These two tokens will be interchangeable through smart contract, where they are transferred at a 1:1 ratio to and from the respective holders’ Bluzelle network wallet and their registered Ethereum wallet (with a 0.1% conversion fee payable in BLZ). Token users will be developers that are storing, or retrieving various data, and thus will pay in BNT to accomplish that. Producers will be those that are paid for allowing developers to use their storage resources. Producers will have to stake a certain amount of BNT in order to offer their services, and, in the event that a producer does not meet the Bluzelle standard, they will be penalized a certain amount of BNT which will then be awarded to the consumer. As BNT tokens are used as the currency on the Bluzelle platform and BLZ tokens are interchangeable with BNT tokens, the more users and volume the Bluzelle platform has, the more valuable BLZ tokens should be. _______________________________________ Opportunities - Most dApps will utilize database to a certain extent. Bluzelle’s main competitor is BigchainDB but BigchainDB is more focused on enterprises while Bluzelle is focusing on dApps. We believe Bluzelle will be providing services to many dApps going forward, giving the project constant stream of news flow which is important in the crypto market. - Decentralized database management is a big market and has many use cases. If Bluzelle is successful in capturing a meaningful market share, the potential is substantial. - It is very difficult for a startup to be selected to work with blue chip financial institutions such as HSBC and AIA. This demonstrates the team’s capabilities. - The team has strong background and has been in the blockchain space since 2014. _______________________________________ Concerns - None. _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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ICO Review: Refereum (RFR) - Decentralized Gaming Referral Marketplace
 
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Refereum is a platform that directly rewards individuals for sharing games and embracing influencer sites. Learn more: https://crushcrypto.com/refereum-ico-review/ Project website: https://refereum.com/ Download the PDF version of the presentation: https://crushcrypto.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/CrushCrypto-ICO-Review-Refereum.pdf Download the free ICO Guide which contains 6 simple steps for analyzing any ICOs to find the winning projects: https://crushcrypto.com/youtube/ Note: This is not a paid review. We do not offer promotional or advertising services. Our content is based on our own research, analysis and personal opinion. _______________________________________ What does the company/project do? Refereum is a platform that aims to reduce the costs of selling and marketing games by directly rewarding individuals for sharing games and embracing influencer sites. It hopes to replace the currently inefficient process for video game marketing and expensive traditional payment methods. The video game industry is a $108 billion industry, however, recent years show that game budgets are shifting away from development and more towards marketing. In addition, top game distribution platforms enforce up to 30% cuts of all product sales, taking away value from game companies and impeding developers. To accompany this, top game streamers and content creators are growing huge followings on the internet, yet have limited opportunities to monetize their followings. The goal of Refereum is to build a three-sided network where developers benefit from lower costs and less hassle, influencers receive effective avenues to profit, and gamers can earn money sharing and playing video games. _______________________________________ What are the tokens used for and how can token holders make money? RFR tokens will have three main use cases on the Refereum network. First, anyone can buy games on Earn.Refereum.com using RFR tokens, and verify these purchases on the blockchain. This provides incentive for users to refer their friends and followers and earn RFR tokens, so they can earn new games over time. However, games can still be purchased with fiat currency. Second, game developers can pay in RFR tokens to feature their game on the marketplace and get more traffic. They can also share profits in the form of RFR with influencers who help sell the game. For example, instead of using 30% of a game budget to pay traditional distribution platforms, they can choose to allocate 10% that goes directly to streamers who help distribute the game via referrals. Third, sellers of digital goods can pay to list their products for distribution by paying with RFR tokens. The more people that use Refereum’s network, the more demand there should be for RFR tokens over time, especially for influencers and game developers who make a living in this industry. _______________________________________ Opportunities - The idea of compensating gamers is a good way to build up a community and create traction. Refereum used this strategy to promote their own ICO and it is proving to be successful in driving market awareness. - Influencers are paramount in the gaming industry today. Twitch, the #37 most visited site globally according to Alexa, is basically built entirely from video game influencers. With Refereum, influencers should be able to bring in a lot more earnings. - The demo is showing a lot of promises with the referral model and ways that gamers can be compensated. The RFR token model makes sense. _______________________________________ Concerns - The roadmap is vague with the only milestone for 2018 being “add new features and scalability to the platform”. Without a detailed roadmap, we cannot gauge how well thought out the team’s strategy is. - The team did not disclose the range of bonus provided to presale participants. This makes it hard to see the cost basis of presale participants. _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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Weekly Update: Market Update / ZIL & ZRX Rally / Upbit / S. Korea / NYSE / Facebook Cryptocurrency
 
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This video is a recap for the cryptocurrency market for the week ending May 12, 2018. For more on this week's developments, please visit: https://crushcrypto.com/cc-weekly-may-13-2018/ Download the PDF version of the presentation: https://crushcrypto.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/2018-05-13-Crush-Crypto-Weekly.pdf _______________________________________ Highlights: - The cryptocurrency market was at a downward trend during the past week. The overall cryptocurrency market cap dropped 17% to $388 billion. In general, altcoins dropped more than bitcoin and Bitcoin dominance rose to 37%. - Bitcoin dropped 14% to around $8,500 dollars as average trading volume contracted by 13%. - In South Korea, government authorities raided the offices of the crypto exchange Upbit. According to prosecutors, Upbit is currently being investigated but no further details were provided. Transations and withdrawals remain unaffected and client assets are safe. - Also in South Korea, the newly appointed Financial Supervisory Service governor made some optimistic remarks on the crypto market. He believes that regulation should help the crypto market create more services and products and grow. - According to the New York Times, the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange has been building a platform to allow institutional investors to buy and hold bitcoin. Traders will be offered swap contracts that would enable customers to obtain Bitcoin the next day with the contracts backed and approved by Intercontinental Exchange. - There have been rumors that Facebook is considering incorporating cryptocurrency on its platform to facilitiate payment transactions. Facebook recently formed a blockchain division after transferring the head of Facebook's Messenger app to head a dedicated blockchain research group. Please subscribe to our YouTube channel and our email newsletter to get our latest updates. _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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ICO Review: SelfKey (KEY) - Digital Identity Management System
 
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SelfKey is a decentralized identity system whereby users can instantly verify their identity. Learn more: https://crushcrypto.com/analysis-of-selfkey/ Download the free ICO Guide which contains 6 simple steps for analyzing any ICOs to find the winning projects: https://crushcrypto.com/youtube/ Note: This is not a paid review. We do not offer promotional or advertising services. Our content is based on our own research, analysis and personal opinion. _______________________________________ What does the company/project do? SelfKey is a decentralized identity system whereby users can instantly verify their identity to access a variety of products and services such as financial services, exchanges, token sales, passport/citizenship registration, and more. With SelfKey, the pain of KYC onboarding will be eliminated. Users only need to enter their information once, and their information can used for any products on the SelfKey marketplace. SelfKey’s products include (1) an identity wallet, (2) a marketplace with over 300 products and services including residency and citizenship by investment, company incorporation, bank account set up, etc., and (3) a protocol and API built for KYC. _______________________________________ What are the tokens used for and how can token holders make money? KEY tokens will be used to power the SelfKey network in a number of ways. Each member of the ecosystem, such as users, certifiers, and relying parties, will need to stake a certain amount of KEY tokens in order to participate. KEY tokens are also used for payments on the SelfKey platform. Example of uses include paying for request attestations, receiving identity claims, and paying for marketplace listings. As KEY tokens are needed for staking and transact on the SelfKey platform, the more usage and transaction the platform has, the more valuable KEY tokens should be. _______________________________________ Opportunities - The team has proved their capabilities with KYC Chain which is already working with different blue-chip organizations. It is very difficult for startups to be commissioned by established financial institutions and government agencies, so this speaks to the team’s ability. - The client base of KYC Chain is highly complementary to SelfKey. The partnerships that are in place with various ICO projects such as Kyber, AirSwap, Polymath and others should help drive the adoption of SelfKey quickly because the target users are already familiar with cryptocurrency. - After the Equifax hack which allowed attackers to obtain crucial personal identity information for 143 million people, the public realizes the importance of a decentralized identity system. - Going forward, SelfKey will be mentioned every time their technology is used in a token sale. In cryptocurrency, news flow is one of the main factors that drives valuation because the field is so speculative. _______________________________________ Concerns - The completed product won’t be finished until 2019 and beyond according to the roadmap, which is a fairly long time. - There are other blockchain projects in the identity authentication space, including Civic and Sovrin, so SelfKey may not be the winner in the space. However, we believe SelfKey has a broader scope and is further along in development/adoption. _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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ICO Review: Solve.Care (CAN) - Platform for Decentralization of Healthcare
 
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Solve.Care is a decentralized platform for administration of healthcare and benefits programs. Learn more: https://crushcrypto.com/solve-care-ico-review/ Project website: https://solve.care/ White paper: https://solve.care/documents/Solve.Care-Whitepaper.pdf Download the PDF version of the presentation: https://crushcrypto.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/CrushCrypto-ICO-Review-Solve.Care-CAN.pdf Download the free ICO Guide which contains 6 simple steps for analyzing any ICOs to find the winning projects: https://crushcrypto.com/youtube/ Note: This is not a paid review. We do not offer promotional or advertising services. Our content is based on our own research, analysis and personal opinion. _______________________________________ What does the company/project do? Solve.Care is a decentralized platform for administration of healthcare and benefits programs. Authority is delegated to the patient with the hopes of enabling better access to care, streamlined physician tasks, and timely and accurate payments by the healthcare administrator. The Solve.Care platform consists of Care.Wallet, Care.Card, Care.Coin, and Care.Protocol, designed to offer an innovate approach to administer benefits and keep all parties in sync away from a centralized record keeper. _______________________________________ What are the tokens used for and how can token holders make money? The Solve.Care platform will be utilizing a two-token system consisting of CAN tokens and Care.Coins, each with distinct use cases. CAN is the token being offered in the Solve.Care ICO, and it is needed for wallet subscription, card subscription and using of Care.Coin for payments. It will have variable value, be tradable on crypto exchanges, and be used for Care.Marketplace purchases. Transactions involving Care.Coins will require CAN tokens for emission and transaction fees. Care.Coins differ from CAN tokens because they are not a part of the token sale, will not be tradable on exchanges, will be pegged to fiat currency to ensure a stable value, and the supply is not limited. Care.Coins will be intelligent digital coins designed for transparent, accurate, and verifiable payment of healthcare services. It can be used for care administration network payments. As CAN tokens are used for Care.Cards transactions and as emission and transaction fees for Care.Coins transactions, the more usage and transaction the platform has, the more valuable CAN tokens should be. _______________________________________ Opportunities - The project is led by a strong team with deep experience in the healthcare industry. They are being advised by respected people in the healthcare and insurance industry. This is going to help Solve Care open doors to companies in the healthcare industry to secure partnerships for the adoption of the product. - Solve Care has signed a multi-year contract with a healthcare delivery organization that is responsible for managing care for 250,000 citizens, 5,000 providers, and 200+ facilities in Arizona, US. Should the pilot becomes successful, Solve Care would have a much easier time persuading other companies or government agencies to follow suit. - Care.Cards is a platform that allows third party dApps to be hosted on top of it. It is expected that users will be able to use healthcare-related dApps within Care.Cards. This provides substantial potential for the usage of platform. - The idea of the project makes sense and would provide significant real world benefits. If successful, the project can save a substantial amount of money in the inefficient healthcare industry. _______________________________________ Concerns - Solve Care has plans to expand globally. However, because the healthcare industry (insurance, doctor, and hospital network, as well as government agencies) is very different in each country (and in the case of the United States, in each state), the expansion plan may not be as quick as the team has projected. - The US healthcare industry has proved to be difficult to disrupt with the incumbents resist to changes. The adoption of blockchain technology would eliminate a lot of middlemen and those companies would be against the change. Solve Care is at a fairly early stage and it is unproven that the project could disrupt the US healthcare industry and abroad. _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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ICO Review: Qlink (QLC) - Decentralized Mobile Network
 
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Qlink aims to decentralize mobile network by offering telecom services like Wi-Fi sharing and SMS service. https://crushcrypto.com/analysis-of-qlink/ Download the free ICO Guide which contains 6 simple steps for analyzing any ICOs to find the winning projects: https://crushcrypto.com/youtube/ Note: This is not a paid review. We do not offer promotional or advertising services. Our content is based on our own research, analysis and personal opinion. _______________________________________ What does the company/project do? Qlink aims to decentralize mobile network by offering telecom services such as 1) decentralized Wi-Fi sharing, 2) repackage mobile data for content distribution, 3) decentralized E2P SMS service, and 4) hardware Wi-Fi sharing hub. Qlink will also build its own blockchain using Neo’s NEP-5 protocol. Qlink Chain contains digital content, data traffic billing information, and user visit records. Users will be able to deploy smart contracts between telcos, content producers, IoT terminal and enterprises. The company divides the mobile networks into two parts on blockchain – infrastructure part and service part. For infrastructure information, it will be stored on Neo blockchain. The service part, including billing data and content track record, will be stored on Qlink Chain. _______________________________________ What are the tokens used for and how can token holders make money? QLC tokens are used to settle every transaction on the Qlink network, for example, Wi-Fi access, mobile data access, E2P SMS packages, and registration of content on the Qlink Chain. It can also be used for rewarding users for viewing the sponsored content. QLC tokens can also be acquired by using the Qlink BaseStation to contribute to the network through mining. As QLC tokens are needed to perform various actions on the platform, the more usage and transactions Qlink has, the more valuable the tokens should be. _______________________________________ Opportunities - Strong team and advisors in place. The team founded Youyou Mobile, which is in the mobile data space and received significant amount of VC funding. With the connections of the team and advisors, the company should be able to open dialogues with different telcos and gain traction. - Qlink is trying to disrupt the inefficient mobile network industry. If it becomes successful, the potential for Qlink and QLC token holders is enormous. _______________________________________ Concerns - Qlink needs to work with a lot of different telcos and form partnerships with them. Telcos are typically large companies that are slow to change. It may take a long time to implement a new model as radical as Qlink’s. - The project’s goal is ambitious, offering many different services (sharing Wi-Fi, mobile data, SMS service, mobile app, hardware development, etc.). This is not easy to pull off. - The MVP is not out until the end of the year, which makes Qlink a white paper project. 10,000 Ether worth of tokens are sold to strategic investors with a 30% bonus and 1-month lockup. They are willing to sell at a lower price once the tokens are unlocked since their cost basis is lower. - Even though Qlink is a Singapore-registered foundation, its operations will be based out of China. The Chinese government’s stance toward cryptocurrency and ICO could impact QLC tokens. _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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ICO Review: Raiden Network (RDN) - Scalable Transfers for Ethereum
 
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Raiden is an off-chain payment network built on top of the Ethereum network. Full report by Crush Crypto: https://crushcrypto.com/analysis-of-raiden-network/ Download the free ICO Guide which contains 6 simple steps for analyzing any ICOs to find the winning projects: https://crushcrypto.com/youtube/ Note: This is not a paid review. We do not offer promotional or advertising services. Our content is based on our own research, analysis and personal opinion. _______________________________________ What does the company/project do? Raiden is a payment network built on top of the Ethereum network. The goal of the Raiden project is to provide an easy to use conduit for off-chain (i.e. not on the Ethereum blockchain) payments without the need of trust among the involved parties. This is done by broadcasting transactions on the blockchain only during settlements, and not at each individual transaction between the two parties. It works similarly to a bar tab, in that you only pay the total to the bar when you are done for the day, instead of going through the whole payment process each time you purchase a drink. Each “bar tab” is called a channel. By using off-chain payment channels instead of settling on the blockchain for each transaction, parties in a channel can send money or tokens back and forth nearly instantly, in high volume, and without fees until settling the net amount on the Ethereum blockchain when the parties decide to close the channel. _______________________________________ What are the tokens used for and how can token holders make money? Protocol level fees are necessary to keep the payment channel network balanced. Nodes will use fees to prevent their channels from being depleted over time. These fees will be comparatively small and be denominated in the token that is transferred in the channel. Peripheral fees will be payable to services in the network that, for example, assist with finding a path with sufficient capacity or services that provide channel monitoring services for offline users. Users running these services themselves will not need to pay these fees but can earn them instead. The Raiden team expects that over 95% of all nodes on the network will be light-clients who are happy to pay tiny fees for the convenience of not having to run the full stack of services. It is expected that most dApps will use a light client, so Raiden transactions via those dApps will incur a fee that is payable in RDN tokens. As most users will not run a full node, they will need to pay RDN to participate in the Raiden network. Therefore, the more usage the Raiden network has, the more valuable RDN tokens should be. _______________________________________ Opportunities - Since it is a highly anticipated project, the Raiden Network will probably have large usage right off the bat. Very few ICOs can claim to do the same. - This project moves Ethereum forward in helping to solve the scaling issue. The use case of Ethereum can be greatly expanded with the introduction of Raiden. - Network effect is present. The more people use the Raiden Network, the more channels there are, and the more efficient the network will be. If the Raiden Network becomes very large, potentially the vast majority of the Ethereum transactions can be shifted off-chain, making Raiden Network very valuable. _______________________________________ Concerns - The project has been delayed by over half a year – we are not sure when it will actually be finished and rolled out. - Raiden Network is more useful in some cases than others. It is not intended to support large value transfers, for example. - If other similar scaling solutions are developed, users may prefer to use other solutions that don’t charge a fee. _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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Weekly Update: Market Recovery / PPT & ZIL Rally / MasterCard / AWS / Samsung / Huawei
 
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This video is a recap for the cryptocurrency market for the week ending April 21, 2018. For more on this week's developments, please visit: https://crushcrypto.com/cc-weekly-april-22-2018/ Download the PDF version of the presentation: https://crushcrypto.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018-04-22-Crush-Crypto-Weekly.pdf _______________________________________ Highlights: - The rebound in the cryptocurrency market continued last week, with the overall market cap increasing by 18% to $380 billion. With the breakout lasting for around 10 days so far, many are saying that the bull market is back. All of the major coins had double digit price increases during the week. - Bitcoin rose 11% to just under $9000 dollars as trading volumes increased 20% from the previous week. Ether prices rose 21% to over $600 dollars, increasing 1.1x in the past month. - Mastercard recently filed a patent related to blockchain technology used to prevent fake identities. According to their application, there is a need for immutable storage of identity and credential data as existing solutions may be inaccurate. - Amazon Web Services announced it is launching a new service that will essentially make Hyberledger and Ethereum easier to use for its customers. According to a post published by AWS, customers can now use templates to launch either a public or private Ethereum network, or a private Hyperledger network, in just a few minutes and a few easy steps. - Samsung is also looking into utilizing blockchain technology. The company said they are considering a blockchain system to track global shipments, which could potentially cut their shipping costs by 20%. - Huawei, the Chinese telecom company, recently launched a blockchain-as-a-service platform. According to the company, the new service will help companies and developers create and deploy more quickly on Huawei Cloud with high security and lower costs. Please subscribe to our YouTube channel and our email newsletter to get our latest updates. _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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ICO Review: Mercury Protocol (GMT) - The Future of Communication Platforms
 
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Mercury Protocol strives to enable a more secure and private social network to form on the blockchain. Full report by Crush Crypto: https://crushcrypto.com/analysis-of-mercury-protocol/ Download the free ICO Guide which contains 6 simple steps for analyzing any ICOs to find the winning projects: https://crushcrypto.com/youtube/ Note: This is not a paid review. We do not offer promotional or advertising services. Our content is based on our own research, analysis and personal opinion. _______________________________________ What does the company/project do? The Mercury Protocol is a suite of smart contracts that enable a more secure, more private social network to form on the blockchain, instead of isolating the network in centralized servers. By creating a tokenized social ecosystem, applications can leverage tokens to incentivize meaningful interactions while users can utilize them to gain access to premium services. When applications build on the Mercury Protocol, they can charge GMT tokens for premium services or award it to active users for positive participation. Dust, the messaging app created by the company, will be the first application to utilize the Mercury Protocol. Broadcast is on the pipeline and will be the second app integrating with the protocol. Any application on the protocol can communicate with another application on the protocol. _______________________________________ What are the tokens used for and how can token holders make money? GMT tokens are used for unlocking premium services for applications built on top of the Mercury Protocol. Users are rewarded GMT for being active on these applications and networks. This creates an ecosystem that encourages active participation on the apps built on top of Mercury Protocol. As GMT tokens are needed to perform different functions for applications built on the Mercury Protocol, the more usage those apps have, the more valuable GMT tokens should be. _______________________________________ Opportunities - Good ICO structure – there is no bonus/discount to ensure a level playing field. - The messaging app industry is large. WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook for $19 billion back in 2014. Snap Inc. also has a market cap of $19 billion as of October 16, 2017. If Mercury Protocol is successful, the upside can be substantial. - The company already has a functioning product, Dust, for a few years. _______________________________________ Concerns - According to the white paper, the biggest differentiation of Mercury Protocol over currency players (Messenger, WhatsApp, WeChat, etc.) is that it does not collect user information and monetize it. However, we are not sure how many users actually care about this, as long as they can use all the necessary functions for free and enjoy the user experience. - Since the messaging industry is large, it is very competitive. The industry also enjoys enormous network effect, so most users would not want to try a new messaging app when none of their friends are using it. - If Dust and Broadcast are not popular after integrating with Mercury Protocol, it would be difficult for third party developers to take the plunge and build applications on top of Mercury Protocol. - The project will implement state channels and oracles – looks like it is a pretty complicated project and may face a lot of challenges during development. - The use case is rather limited compared to Status, its closest competitor. Status’ use cases include running dApps, sending payments, storing cryptocurrency, which cannot be done by the Mercury Protocol. _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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ICO Review: CoinFi (COFI) - Decentralized Market Intelligence
 
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CoinFi aims to create an all in-one platform for cryptocurrency investors with analysis, catalysts, and tools/signals Learn more: https://crushcrypto.com/analysis-of-coinfi/ Download the free ICO Guide which contains 6 simple steps for analyzing any ICOs to find the winning projects: https://crushcrypto.com/youtube/ Note: This is not a paid review. We do not offer promotional or advertising services. Our content is based on our own research, analysis and personal opinion. _______________________________________ What does the company/project do? CoinFi is attempting to create an all in-one platform for cryptocurrency investors with analysis, catalysts, and tools/signals to be offered all on the same place. CoinFi’s platform will aid users with a collection of tools for choosing strong investments as well as offering a chance for users to build a reputation for their analysis on their platform. CoinFi will offer a crowdsourced and curated real-time news database, as well as a number of ways for users to identify abnormal market conditions, or the best place to purchase coins without having to do so manually. It also offers a platform that combines a decentralized social platform, with automated trading signals, and the option to sell your own trading tools. _______________________________________ What are the tokens used for and how can token holders make money? In order to access advanced features of the CoinFi platform, users need to lock and stake COFI tokens. The real-time aggregation of news portion of the platform is free, but advanced features, such as trading signals and in-depth research will require staking or payment of various level of COFI tokens. Power-users on the platform are able to offer subscriptions to their content, as well as the ability to auction their trading signals and bots. CoinFi will receive a percentage of the proceeds to these subscriptions. The value of COFI token should appreciate as the platform offers more and more value to its users. Users will want to purchase COFI tokens for access to the in-house CoinFi content as well as the content published by other CoinFi contributors. _______________________________________ Opportunities - Cryptocurrency investment is gaining recognition rapidly. Demand for financial analytics in the crypto space is surging – especially when institutional money start coming in. - The team has a strong background in finance and investment which helps the project to open doors to institutional investors. This helps driving demand for premium content and services. - CoinFi is bringing an all-in-one solution to cryptocurrency investing and trading. Their scope is more ambitious than other similar projects. - The tokens have a clear utility in that higher access level would be unlocked when a user holds more tokens. This prevents too many users having access to the same signals which will dilute the value of such information. _______________________________________ Concerns - There are many similar projects that compete with CoinFi to some extent, for example, Cindicator, Santiment, Enigma, CoinDash, and Coinigy. These projects generally have a more advanced development progress since they started earlier. - The ICO is essentially a white paper project with the public beta scheduled to be released late Q1 2018 – it is one thing to have ambitious roadmap but it is another to be actually able to deliver. _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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Announcement: Introducing the Crush Crypto Core DAA on ICONOMI
 
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We are very excited to announce that Crush Crypto has partnered with ICONOMI to become one of their first Digital Asset Array (DAA) managers. The Crush Crypto Core DAA (CCC) is a portfolio of digital assets that people can directly acquire on the ICONOMI platform. To learn more, please visit the links below: Link to the Crush Crypto Core DAA page: https://crushcrypto.com/crush-crypto-core/ Link to the FAQ page: https://crushcrypto.com/faq/ Link to our official announcement, please visit: https://crushcrypto.com/introducing-the-crush-crypto-core-daa-on-iconomi/ _______________________________________ Please subscribe to our YouTube channel and our email newsletter to get our latest updates. _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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ICO Review: WePower (WPR) - Blockchain Based Green Energy Trading Platform
 
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WePower is proposing a blockchain-based green energy trading platform that directly connects producers to consumers. Learn more: https://crushcrypto.com/wepower-ico-review/ Project website: https://wepower.network/ Download the PDF version of the presentation: https://crushcrypto.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/CrushCrypto-ICO-Review-WePower.pdf Download the free ICO Guide which contains 6 simple steps for analyzing any ICOs to find the winning projects: https://crushcrypto.com/youtube/ Note: This is not a paid review. We do not offer promotional or advertising services. Our content is based on our own research, analysis and personal opinion. _______________________________________ What does the company/project do? WePower is proposing a blockchain based green energy trading platform that directly connects producers to consumers. The most important mechanism of WePower’s platform is allowing producers to tokenize the clean energy they create. These tokens (different from WPR) will represent 1 kWh of energy to be produced in the future and are a contract between the producer and consumer. Through this tokenization of renewable energy, WePower aims to allow renewable energy producers to pre-sell their production on a global scale and obtain necessary capital to increase their profitability. This will tackle a huge issue in today’s clean energy markets, as the unique regulatory framework in Europe keeps competition high and does not provide a market for open connection to the energy grid. As a result, the investment ecosystem for global renewable energy will be simplified and open to more consumers. Investors will also benefit from better energy investment terms (lower costs & higher liquidity) as well as access to clean energy projects worldwide, making green energy a more appealing asset class. _______________________________________ What are the tokens used for and how can token holders make money? WePower has a 2 token system (WPR token and energy token worth of 1 kwh). With WPR token holder will be able to receive 0.9% of energy tokens produced by renewable plants. 1 energy token equals to 1 kwh. Holders of the WPR token will receive 48 hours priority access to participate in auctions for purchasing this tokenized energy once renewable energy plants are connected to the platform. Each plant will set the minimum price per token, and both historical and current energy prices will be visible on the platform to ensure a fair auction. In addition, WPR token holders are entitled to no less than 0.9% of tokenized energy donated directly by the renewable energy providers. The token holders have the option to use this energy, sell it before its production, or sell it to the wholesale market when it is produced. The WPR token model is designed to provide intrinsic value to investors in the form of energy. As the platform grows and sees more clean energy producers sign up, WPR holders will be entitled to more energy over time, which should drive demand for WPR upwards. _______________________________________ Opportunities - The team is able to secure a number of solid companies agreeing to work with WePower, which helps creating supply when the platform is launched and demonstrates the team’s capabilities. - This project demonstrates what blockchain can do and shows an innovative way to tokenize assets – in this case, energy. - From the tokenization of energy, energy construction projects can save on fundraising costs and are able to improve the return on equity, thus they can provide more affordable energy. _______________________________________ Concerns - The energy sector is highly regulated and the landscape is different in each country. It may be difficult for different companies/governments to get on board with the idea of sharing one platform. - Even if the project successfully hits its own growth project (which is usually on the optimistic and aggressive side), the risk-adjusted return is not high. If we apply a 25% discount rate for the energy received as stated in page 11 of the white paper and assuming ether price is $1,000, the total return on the 10 ETH investment over a 6-year period is 67%, or a compound annual growth rate of 9%. This is considered low for a cryptocurrency investment. _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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ICO Review: TraDove (BBCoin) - Tokenized Business Social Network
 
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TraDove is a platform for businesses to be able to communicate and transact with each other. Learn more: https://crushcrypto.com/tradove-ico-review/ Download the PDF version of the presentation: https://crushcrypto.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/CrushCrypto-ICO-Review-TraDove.pdf Download the free ICO Guide which contains 6 simple steps for analyzing any ICOs to find the winning projects: https://crushcrypto.com/youtube/ Note: This is not a paid review. We do not offer promotional or advertising services. Our content is based on our own research, analysis and personal opinion. _______________________________________ What does the company/project do? TraDove is a platform for businesses to be able to communicate and transact with each other, similar to how LinkedIn is a professional network and Facebook is a social network. TraDove will allow corporate buyers and sellers of goods and services on its platform to discover each other more easily, along with the added trust that a user on the TraDove network will have to verify their position as a representative for their business. _______________________________________ What are the tokens used for and how can token holders make money? Corporate buyers have access to TraDove’s services for free. Corporate sellers will have access to basic functions for free, but will have to use BBCoin in order to pay for premium options and advertisements on the platform. Corporate sellers will pay potential buyers with BBCoin in order to pitch their product/service directly to them. They can also pay TraDove in BBCoins for a prioritized advertisement (similar to a sponsored ad on Yelp) except that buyers also receive BBCoins for paying attention to these advertisements. BBCoin’s value will appreciate as its platform offers more and more value to its users. As TraDove grows its user base, they also hope to allow the use of BBCoins as an international trade payment method. _______________________________________ Opportunities - TraDove is an established business with over 250,000 users from over 200 Fortune 1000 companies. Very few ICO projects have this kind of user base. - TraDove’s advisors include Mike Honda, former US congressman, and Richard Rosenberg, former Chairman and CEO of Bank of America. Both made a video for the project, which we believe puts an end to the FUD that alleges the project is a scam. _______________________________________ Concerns - For some reason there are chatter that the project is a scam. The FUD, while not true, has dampened the sentiment for this project. In the Telegram channel, people are discussing refunds for their contribution, which almost never happens. - The target users of BBCoin are corporate buyers/seller, and they are mostly not cryptocurrency users. Therefore, the use of cryptocurrency would become a barrier of adoption for those target users which would hinder the adoption of the project. As the project’s value depend heavily on the network effect from having a large amount of buyers and sellers, we are not sure if using a token is going to help the business. _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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ICO Review: Request Network (REQ) - Decentralized Network for Payment Requests
 
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Request Network is a decentralized platform that allows anyone to request peer-to-peer payments. Full report by Crush Crypto: https://crushcrypto.com/analysis-of-request-network/ Download the free ICO Guide which contains 6 simple steps for analyzing any ICOs to find the winning projects: https://crushcrypto.com/youtube/ Note: This is not a paid review. We do not offer promotional or advertising services. Our content is based on our own research, analysis and personal opinion. _______________________________________ What does the company/project do? Request Network is a decentralized platform that allows anyone to request peer-to-peer payments. Its goal is to replace payment systems such as PayPal and make the most advanced payment terms available to everyone. There are many use cases for Request Network: - Online payment - B2B invoicing - Automation of jobs - Simplification of commercial tools _______________________________________ What are the tokens used for and how can token holders make money? REQ tokens are required for the operation of Request contracts and especially the extension layers for advanced features such as Escrow, Tax, Down Payment, and Late Fees. The fees are distributed between REQ token holders (70%) and the extension developer (30%). The costs are expected to be 0.1% to 0.5% of transaction value per extension and several extensions can be accumulated for each request. As all transactions that use extensions require REQ tokens, the more usage the Request platform has, the more valuable REQ tokens should be. _______________________________________ Opportunities - Request is the first ICO project incubated by YCombinator. YCombinator has funded over 1,400 startups and those companies have a combined valuation of over $80 billion. - The problem that Request is trying to solve is huge so the upside is substantial if Request can deliver on its vision. - The other company that the team is running, Moneytis, has received 6 rounds of funding from 2015 to 2017. This could be an indicator that the company is growing throughout the years, which speaks to the execution skills of the team. - Network effect is present. The more people use Request Network, the more valuable the platform becomes. _______________________________________ Concerns - Request has not released any proof of concepts for their product, so this is a white paper project. The only two milestones prior to the ICO are “release final draft of white paper” and “launch the Request Network website”. - All the team members are working on Moneytis and Request at the same time. It is unclear how the team allocates their time between the two projects. - Since peer to peer payment is the backbone of cryptocurrency, the project faces competition from many blockchain projects in one way or another: Status, Metal, Monetha, OmiseGO, Everex, TenX, Monaco, Centra, Token Card, Pillar, and many others. - 20,000 Ether was sold to early investors and strategic partners with 20% bonus (this is not part of the 100,000 ETH hard cap). This may create selling pressure once tokens are listed, as those participants are willing to sell at a lower price than people who contribute in the public crowdsale. _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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ICO Review: Effect.AI (EFX) - Decentralized Network for Artificial Intelligence
 
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Effect.AI proposes a private, decentralized ecosystem for AI development and AI related services. Learn more: https://crushcrypto.com/effect-ai-ico-review/ Project website: https://effect.ai/ White paper: https://effect.ai/download/effect_whitepaper.pdf Download the PDF version of the presentation: https://crushcrypto.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/CrushCrypto-ICO-Review-Effect-EFX.pdf Download the free ICO Guide which contains 6 simple steps for analyzing any ICOs to find the winning projects: https://crushcrypto.com/youtube/ Note: This is not a paid review. We do not offer promotional or advertising services. Our content is based on our own research, analysis and personal opinion. _______________________________________ What does the company/project do? The artificial intelligence market is growing at an increasing rate, with a projected size of $15.7 trillion as early as 2030. Between transportation, commerce, and communication, AI is likely to have a large impact on human life as time goes on. However, only a few companies such as Google, Facebook, and Amazon are positioned to develop these algorithms right now. This is because the entry barrier is currently very high due to data processing, diverging tasks, and computational costs. Effect.AI proposes a private, decentralized ecosystem for AI development and AI related services called The Effect Network. This network is designed to provide an alternative to services like Amazon Mechanical Turk, Fiverr, OneSpace and Guru. The Effect Network will operate fully on smart contracts deployed on the NEO blockchain. The goal will be to provide most, if not all of the services necessary for a healthy and accessible artificial intelligence market. The network requires no commissions, has a low barrier to entry, and is split up into three distinct phases: Mechanical Turk, Smart Market, and Effect Network. _______________________________________ What are the tokens used for and how can token holders make money? The EFX token will be launched on the NEO blockchain, adhering to the NEP-5 token standard. It will be the medium for payments between workers and requesters on The Effect Network. Effect.AI’s first goal is to maintain liquidity for EFX tokens, especially during the early stages where no major exchanges have listed the token. They want the following actions to always be possible on their platform: 1. Workers are able to sell their EFX rewards for native tokens 2. Requesters and network users are able to buy EFX To help with this, The Effect Network will maintain a central pool of tokens to provide liquidity, encourage adoption, and stabilize network fees. This pool is called the Galaxy Pool and consists of a mix of EFX and native tokens. The Galaxy Pool ensures stable exchange rates for platform users, and is not suitable for day traders. It has a mechanism to prevent price manipulation. As EFX tokens are used as a currency on The Effect Network, the more activity the network has, the more valuable EFX tokens should be. _______________________________________ Opportunities - A lot of Human Intelligence Tasks can be performed by people without specialized skills. Therefore, even the unbanked in any countries can work on The Effect Network whereas they cannot become a worker on other centralized platforms because they don’t have a way to receive compensation. - The project is ambitious but is a logical progress. The transition from phase 1 to 3 makes sense and each phase builds on top of the previous one. EFX tokens should have plenty of usage even when only phase 1 is launched. - 20% of total token supply is locked up for 18 months for the purpose of a future token sale. This is a positive sign as it shows that the team (1) has incentive to make progress and keep token price high, (2) has a long-term commitment to the project. _______________________________________ Concerns - The team is on the younger side and most members have relatively little working experience. It is unclear whether they can handle the development intensive project. - The team has not disclosed any advisor which is very uncommon. - The project has not released an Alpha/MVP yet, which makes it a white paper project. _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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Deep Dive Into NEO
 
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Everything you need to know about the cryptocurrency NEO, a smart contract platform that aims to provide a scalable network of dApps. Learn more: https://crushcrypto.com/neo-cryptocurrency-deep-dive/ Website: https://neo.org Whitepaper / Technical Documents: http://docs.neo.org/en-us/index.html Join the official Crush Crypto Telegram channel for our latest publications and updates: https://t.me/joinchat/AAAAAESrVCwzd19x1DvDOQ Download the PDF version of the presentation: https://crushcrypto.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/CrushCrypto-Deep-Dive-Into-NEO.pdf Download the free ICO Guide which contains 6 simple steps for analyzing any ICOs to find the winning projects: https://crushcrypto.com/youtube/ Note: This is not a paid review. We do not offer promotional or advertising services. Our content is based on our own research, analysis and personal opinion. _______________________________________ What is NEO? NEO (previously known as Antshares) is a smart contract development platform that aims to automate the management of digital assets and provide a scalable network of decentralized applications (dApps). The non-profit project was established in 2014 and has accumulated more than 65 community-built dApps on its platform, including NEX, Moonlight, Red Pulse, and Zeepin, which can be accessed at http://ndapp.org. _______________________________________ Token Economics NEO has a dual-token system comprised of a management token, NEO (symbol NEO), and the utility token, NeoGas (symbol GAS). NEO tokens are non-divisible and give token holders management rights including voting for bookkeeping, network parameter changes, etc. The total supply is 100 million NEO, which were all generated in the genesis block of the NEO network. GAS tokens are used to fuel the smart contracts and tokens on the NEO blockchain. The total supply is 100 million GAS but the maximum supply will not be reached until an estimated 20+ years. _______________________________________ Strengths - Developers do not need to learn a new programming language to create a smart contract as NEO supports multiple widely-used languages. This reduces the learning curve for developing smart contracts. - NEO runs a dBFT consensus mechanism where users will earn GAS by holding NEO in their wallets, essentially earning passive income assuming NEO price doesn’t decline. - It is one of the few blockchain protocols to have ICOs conducted successfully, which helped built a large community and awareness of NEO. - Transactions on NEO are free. - NEO is supported by Onchain, another company founded by NEO’s co-founders. - The project is supported by a large development community from City of Zion. _______________________________________ Weaknesses - While NEO has the potential to reach 10,000 TPS through further optimization, there is still a limit and there are blockchain solutions out there that are working on the ability to process hundreds of thousands of TPS. - NEO currently has only 8 nodes running. This is considered centralized and not permissionless, but the team is gradually decentralizing the protocol and is planning to have 7 more independent consensus nodes to be voted in by the end of 2018. - As transactions on NEO can be free, it is susceptible to spams. In order to counter spams, users can add GAS to their transactions as a priority fee to avoid delays. - Network have been down or even experienced outage during heightened activities, for example, during ICO crowdsale hosted on NEO. - The fee to deploy NEO smart contracts is high – it takes 500 GAS, or around $4,500 at current GAS price, to deploy a smart contract on NEO. As a result, only 10 smart contracts have been deployed on NEO in June 2018 and 8 in July. - There are a lot of upcoming smart contract platforms that will compete with NEO that claims to be superior, such as Quarkchain, Fantom, Hashgraph, ICON, aelf, etc. - Inflation is fairly high in the next few years. _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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Crusher of the Month: Monero (XMR) - Private and Untraceable Cryptocurrency
 
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As of December 12, 2017, Monero is the #9 most valuable cryptocurrency with a market cap of $4.7 billion, but we believe it has the potential to climb even further over the next year and beyond because it is, in our view, the best cryptocurrency for financial transactions. Full report by Crush Crypto: https://crushcrypto.com/monero-crusher-dec-17/ Download the free ICO Guide which contains 6 simple steps for analyzing any ICOs to find the winning projects: https://crushcrypto.com/youtube/ Note: This is not a paid review. We do not offer promotional or advertising services. Our content is based on our own research, analysis and personal opinion. _______________________________________ In our Crusher of the Month series we will select a coin or token each month that we have high conviction in. Here are some reasons why we selected Monero (ticker: XMR) for our December 2017 Crusher of the Month: #1: Increasing Scrutiny from Government Leads to Rise in Privacy Coins With the surge in popularity in cryptocurrency in the past year, governments around the world have been keeping a close eye on it. Many countries are introducing or planning to introduce restrictions or regulations to control as well as collect taxes from the boom. Not to mention, cryptocurrency investing is a gray area in some countries in which regulators may deem certain coins or tokens to be securities. As a result, we believe cryptocurrency users will become more and more concerned with their anonymity in the use of cryptocurrencies. Very few people want to have their financial transaction history exposed for others to see. Therefore, we believe privacy coins will have wider adoption in the near future. #2: Monero vs. Other Privacy Coins We believe Monero is superior to other privacy coins mainly due to their private-by-default feature. On the Monero network, everything is hidden unless the sender chooses to reveal certain information – this is the opposite of other privacy coins. If only a small percentage of the transactions in a network is shielded, it makes those transactions stick out like a sore thumb. This is why we believe the mandatory privacy nature of Monero is the best structure to maintain absolute privacy. Below is a comparison of Monero and other major privacy coins: - Dash uses CoinJoin and can take a long time for the partners to mix different transactions. - ZCash has less than 400 fully shielded transactions a month, making it very easy to trace transactions on the network. - PIVX works the same way as Dash but with less partners, so it takes even longer to mix transactions. #3: Robust Development Roadmap Monero is an open source project without the backing of any centralized organization. Any developer can contribute to the project and some even receive funding from the community if there is enough support. There are regular, scheduled hard forks to upgrade the protocol. So far, the community has been very united and none of the hard forks were contentious. As a result, Monero has been able to improve and make big changes over the years. Here are some of the major developments for Monero in the near future: - Shrinkage of transaction sizes by over 80% - Multisignature support - Mobile wallet - Kovri development which hides IP addresses, making Monero completely anonymous #4: Increasing Adoption Monero is increasingly being used for transactions on the dark web, replacing Bitcoin as the transaction fees for Bitcoin has skyrocketed. The currency is also seeing increasing adoption by mainstream merchants. For example, it is accepted by 45 musicians including Mariah Carey and Sia during the holiday season. Ledger Wallet and Trezor are working on supporting Monero. When it is completed, it will be far easier for investors to safely store their monero in a hardware wallet. _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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Featured Project: Mainframe (MFT) - Decentralized Messaging Protocol
 
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Mainframe is a decentralized messaging protocol aiming to aid in the fight against censorship. Learn more: https://crushcrypto.com/mainframe-project-review/ Project website: https://mainframe.com/ White paper: https://mainframe.docsend.com/view/j39qpui Download the PDF version of the presentation: https://crushcrypto.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/CrushCrypto-Featured-Project-Mainframe-MFT.pdf Download the free ICO Guide which contains 6 simple steps for analyzing any ICOs to find the winning projects: https://crushcrypto.com/youtube/ Note: This is not a paid review. We do not offer promotional or advertising services. Our content is based on our own research, analysis and personal opinion. _______________________________________ What does the company/project do? Mainframe is a decentralized messaging protocol aiming to aid in the fight against censorship, while increasing individuals’ and group’s privacy. It’s based off a Kademlia network, which is decentralized by nature, and increases privacy and resilience of the system. They will keep the system secure by incentivizing nodes to cooperate and follow their protocol, providing storage and encrypted peer-to-peer information relay in return for compensation. The primary method for moderate security, but high output communication will be done through multicasting. If information is highly sensitive, there is a dark-routing option, which essentially proxies the sent information to an abundant number of potential recipients, making it nearly impossible to infer who the intended recipient is. They will be providing an abundance of resource for developers to increase the adoption of their platform, including SDKs and tutorials. _______________________________________ What are the tokens used for and how can token holders make money? MFT tokens will be largely used as an incentivization feature for nodes to ensure quality storage, and reliable transfer of information. Additionally, they will be a medium of exchange for users in marketplaces and on the Mainframe platform, where digital services/goods can be bought and sold. The value of MFT tokens will rise if greater interest shifts toward decentralized, encrypted and censorship-resistance communications, thereby increasing the usage of Mainframe and demand for MFT. _______________________________________ Opportunities - Following the recent events concerning censorship of messaging applications (WhatsApp being blocked in Brazil, Telegram being banned in Russia, WhatsApp CEO leaving Facebook group after reportedly clashing with Facebook management over data privacy), it really shows that unstoppable messaging is a legit issue concerning many people. - Mainframe is a protocol that allows different applications to take advantage of its censorship resistance features such as dark routing and peer-to-peer architecture. This reduces the reliance of any one application to become successful in order to enjoy the upside of MFT tokens. - The development of the project is more advanced than most of the other blockchain projects, with the first application on the Mainframe protocol, Onyx, being built already. _______________________________________ Concerns - Users need to spend MFT tokens in order to incentivize the nodes to keep the network running. There are a lot of messaging applications that are free to use and users who do not value privacy and censorship as much may opt to use the free applications instead of those built on the Mainframe protocol. - Network effect is very strong for messaging platforms. Unless there is a large issue with the current platform, it is difficult to get people to switch to another messaging application. We believe it would be easier for Mainframe to build up its user base in some cases (i.e. enterprises) than others (i.e. for personal use). _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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ICO Review: Kin by Kik (KIN) - Decentralized Ecosystem of Digital Services
 
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Kik is an instant messaging mobile app and Kin will be the virtual currency on its platform. Full report by Crush Crypto: https://crushcrypto.com/analysis-of-kin-kik/ Download the free ICO Guide which contains 6 simple steps for analyzing any ICOs to find the winning projects: https://crushcrypto.com/youtube/ Note: This is not a paid review. We do not offer promotional or advertising services. Our content is based on our own research, analysis and personal opinion. _______________________________________ What does the company/project do? Kik Messenger, commonly known as Kik, is a freeware instant messaging mobile app developed by the Canadian company Kik Interactive, and is available on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. According to Wikipedia, Kik is known for its features that help preserve its users' anonymity. For example, it allows users to register without providing a telephone number. Kik has been experimenting with different forms of in-app currencies since 2014, when it launched Kik Points which allowed people to earn points by watching ads. The Kik Points experiment saw an average volume of 300,000 transactions per day during its lifetime from 2014 through 2016, reaching 2.6 million transactions per day at its peak. Kik is introducing Kin as the new virtual currency on the Kik platform. Over time, Kik will work to structure and form the Kin Foundation, a nonprofit organization that will oversee the fair and productive growth of the Kin Ecosystem. The Kin Foundation will administer the Kin supply and the Kin Rewards Engine. Ultimately, the Kin Foundation will facilitate the entire ecosystem’s transition to a fully decentralized and autonomous network. _______________________________________ What are the tokens used for and how can token holders make money? Kik will integrate Kin into its chat app by using Kin as the platform’s primary transaction currency. In the future, users will be able to earn Kin by providing value to other members of the Kik ecosystem through curation, content creation, and commerce. Kik users will be able to spend Kin on products, services, and other valuable assets offered by merchants, developers, influencers, and other participants. There will be fixed supply of 10 trillion Kin tokens in total. _______________________________________ Opportunities - The Kin token will immediately be used by a large base of users. This is something that almost no other token can achieve right now. - The project has generated a lot of media awareness as it is the first ICO initiated by an established company. - Kik/Kin has a proven team with strong background and they have worked together to create a very popular messaging app. - Kik’s target users are mostly teens aged 13 to 24 years, so this could potentially speed up the adoption of cryptocurrency. - The tokens benefit from the network effect. The more people use Kin, the more valuable the tokens will become. - If Kin tokens can grow beyond the Kik platform and are used in other apps/platforms, the potential upside will be substantial. _______________________________________ Concerns - The fundraising amount is high – $125 million represents only 10% of the tokens, implying a $1.25 billion market cap on a fully diluted basis. - Kin tokens will face high inflation – in just 1 year, token sale participants’ share of the circulation will drop from 100% to merely 29%. - ICO participants are not necessarily existing Kik users – the ICO doesn’t really help Kik rejuvenate its user base. - Kik has been declining in popularity due to intensifying competition from older (WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Snapchat) and newer (Discord, Telegram) players. - No future development roadmap was provided in the white paper. Without a development framework, there is no way of knowing what the key milestones are, how long it would for take them to reach those milestones, and no way of holding them accountable. _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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ICO Review: Republic Protocol (REN) - Decentralized Dark Pool Exchange
 
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Republic Protocol is a decentralized dark pool for atomic, cross-chain trading. Learn more: https://crushcrypto.com/republic-protocol-ico-review/ Project website: https://republicprotocol.com/ Download the PDF version of the presentation: https://crushcrypto.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/CrushCrypto-ICO-Review-Republic-Protocol.pdf Download the free ICO Guide which contains 6 simple steps for analyzing any ICOs to find the winning projects: https://crushcrypto.com/youtube/ Note: This is not a paid review. We do not offer promotional or advertising services. Our content is based on our own research, analysis and personal opinion. _______________________________________ What does the company/project do? Republic Protocol is a decentralized dark pool for atomic, cross-chain trading. This means that individuals, or, more likely, institutional investors can trade in any size of volume without having those details divulged. The primary function of this network is to provide trustless and anonymous cross-chain trades. _______________________________________ What are the tokens used for and how can token holders make money? The REN token will be used as an incentive token for the running of nodes by miners. Traders need to stake and pay REN tokens in order to use the protocol. There isn’t a mentioned practical minimum fee, but similar to the Ethereum network, the higher a fee you offer, the higher priority your trade with have for those running nodes. REN tokens will also be used as a bond for those running nodes and traders alike to punish any bad actors in the space. This will work in two ways: First, traders will have to create a bonded identity on the network (which will be entirely refunded when they leave the network), and if they were to act maliciously, for example, create a false account in attempt to acquire order information, the bond would be lost. Secondly, to run a node, there will also be a required bond, and should a given node try to falsify any information about a trade, it will be unable to provide evidence of truthful computation, and would lose their bond. This token should appreciate in value as there are more users on the network, which will thus drive up demand for both traders who wish to utilize the network, and the nodes that will do the computational work. As there are more traders, running a node becomes more profitable, and the more nodes there are, the more secure and appealing the network is. _______________________________________ Opportunities - Following the rapid growth in cryptocurrency, there is now significantly more funding coming from institutional investors, who perform large transactions and very much value the service of a dark pool. Republic Protocol would be able to serve the demand from this trend. - Currently, there are firms offering dark pool services, but none of them are established household names. A lot of trust is required to use their services because significant amount of money is involved. With Republic Protocol, there is no need for trusted intermediary. - Cross-chain atomic swaps is a big theme for blockchain this year. It is one of the ways to solve the blockchain scaling issue. If successful, the potential for this project is substantial. - The advisors of the project can help open doors in cooperating with other blockchain projects. We believe Kyber’s guaranteed liquidity asset swap platform would complement very well with Republic Protocol. _______________________________________ Concerns - The project is at a very early stage, with GitHub activity starting only from December 2017. An early internal prototype with the Testnet for Bitcoin/Ethereum-based assets is scheduled to come out in 2018 Q2. Therefore, Republic Protocol is essentially a white paper project. - Aside from the CTO, the developers of the team are all fairly inexperienced with less than a year of working experience. We are unsure whether the team can solve the challenging issues encountered by the project, including automatic swap, a trustless trading system with hidden order book, and computations that are verified through zero-knowledge proofs. _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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ICO Updated Review: ChainLink (LINK) - Decentralized Oracle Connecting Blockchain With Outside Data
 
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ChainLink has developed oracles that allow smart contract creators to interact with data providers. Full report by Crush Crypto: https://crushcrypto.com/analysis-of-chainlink/ Download the free ICO Guide which contains 6 simple steps for analyzing any ICOs to find the winning projects: https://crushcrypto.com/youtube/ Note: This is not a paid review. We do not offer promotional or advertising services. Our content is based on our own research, analysis and personal opinion. _______________________________________ What does the company/project do? Most smart contracts that seek to mimic/replace securities, insurance and most other financial agreements, will require access to off-chain resources such as data feeds, APIs and any other sort of resource which exists outside of a blockchain network. Oracles are the necessary middleware that provide this access/functionality to Ethereum smart contracts. With oracles, it is possible to provide programmable contracts that do payouts between two parties once certain criteria have been met, without involving a middleman. ChainLink has developed oracles that can allow a smart contract creator a way to interact with different data providers, payment solutions, and the traditional banking system. ChainLink’s LINK Network is the first decentralized oracle network which allows anyone to securely provide smart contracts with access to key external data, off-chain payments and any other API capabilities. Anyone who has a data feed, useful off-chain service such as local payments, or any other API, can now provide them directly to smart contracts in exchange for LINK tokens. ChainLink supports Ethereum, Bitcoin, and Hyperledger. As ChainLink is a decentralized network, users can receive the rewards of decentralization, trust, and immutability from using ChainLink oracle. _______________________________________ What are the tokens used for and how can token holders make money? LINK tokens are used to pay data providers, ChainLink node operators, payment providers, and other online service providers for their services. Smart contract users will compensate the data providers that they use with LINK tokens. The vast majority of smart contracts need external data to execute. Currently, it is very challenging to get these data, which is why ChainLink exists. The token compensation system will both guarantee accurate data in addition to increasing decentralization across the network. As LINK tokens are used as a currency on the ChainLink platform, the more usage the ChainLink platform has, the more valuable LINK tokens should be. _______________________________________ Opportunities - With oracle, blockchain technology and smart contract will become vastly more useful. People would be able to execute different kinds of contracts in a trustless manner. I believe ChainLink’s oracle will help blockchain technology reaching mass adoption. - ChainLink’s partnership with SWIFT, which is used by over 11,000 banks worldwide, allows ChainLink to easily partner with other financial institutions going forward. - The team has been working together in the blockchain space for a few years already and came up with functioning products in their previous venture. - Network effect is present because the ChainLink platform is more useful when it is the go-to source for blockchain data feeds, so that users don't need to go to several sources for different types of data. _______________________________________ Concerns The team has not been very responsive to community's questions for the past two weeks. This may drive some potential participants away as they may prefer a team with more transparency. _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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ICO Review: Nexo (NEXO)  - Instant Crypto Overdrafts
 
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Nexo seeks to provide instant loans to anybody via collateralization of digital assets. Learn more: https://crushcrypto.com/nexo-ico-review/ Project website: https://nexo.io/ White paper: https://nexo.io/assets/downloads/Nexo-Whitepaper.pdf Download the PDF version of the presentation: https://crushcrypto.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/CrushCrypto-ICO-Review-Nexo-NEXO.pdf Download the free ICO Guide which contains 6 simple steps for analyzing any ICOs to find the winning projects: https://crushcrypto.com/youtube/ Note: This is not a paid review. We do not offer promotional or advertising services. Our content is based on our own research, analysis and personal opinion. _______________________________________ What does the company/project do? Nexo seeks to provide instant loans to anybody via collateralization of digital assets. Users in need of a loan would lock up their cryptocurrency and immediately receive fiat money to spend in their Nexo Credit Card or in their own bank accounts via same/next-day bank transfer. The Nexo credit card is free for Nexo users and charges no extra fees. The credit limit is tied to the market value of the digital assets within the user’s wallet, and the user may pay off their outstanding balance with fiat, a percentage sale of the digital assets in their wallet, or NEXO tokens. Repayments using NEXO tokens offer the user a discount off the interest. The Nexo credit card also requires no minimum monthly payment as long as the outstanding balance is within the credit limit. _______________________________________ What are the tokens used for and how can token holders make money? Nexo is clear from the start that the NEXO token will be a security token. They categorize their token as a US SEC-compliant divided-paying asset-backed security token with utility features. The NEXO token is compliant to the US Securities Act Regulation D Rule 506(c), and token holders will receive 30% dividends from Nexo’s profits, payable monthly in ETH and distributed proportionately to all NEXO token holders. As in a security, NEXO tokens are backed by the underlying assets of Nexo’s overdraft portfolio. In terms of utility, NEXO tokens will offer holders of the token to receive a discount on repaying the interest on their overdrafts when they pay using NEXO tokens. The magnitude of discount is not specified. Eventually, users will also be able to collateralize NEXO tokens for overdraft financing on the platform. _______________________________________ Opportunities - Nexo is a public company that has a 10-year history, has operations in several countries, is growing and profitable. Very few ICO projects is backed by a company as established as Credissimo. This demonstrates the capability of the team. Nexo is also advised by reputable entrepreneurs in the tech and blockchain space, who can open doors for the company to seek partnerships. - Credissimo has created an option to use Bitcoin to repay loans in 2016. The users who have been using this feature would have a much easier time integrating with Nexo’s platform because they are already familiar with cryptocurrency. - Using cryptocurrency as a collateral for lending has substantial potential as it would allow users to generate liquidity without selling the underlying cryptocurrency and triggering a tax event. _______________________________________ Concerns - The company states that for the crowdsale, they will do a Dutch auction for a small supply of tokens. This means either the hard cap or the percentage of tokens sold to ICO participants will be changed. Either way, the fully diluted market cap of the project is going to be increased, meaning that ICO participants’ share of dividends will be diluted. - NEXO token is classified as a security token because of its dividend paying nature, so none of the current high-volume exchanges are able to list it. It is uncertain when exchanges supporting security tokens will operate and generate sufficient trading volume. - There are a number of operating blockchain projects focusing on using cryptocurrency to obtain loans, such as Salt Lending and ETHLend. Nexo will be competing with them in one way or another, although the entire space is huge and is big enough for multiple winners. _______________________________________ Disclaimer The information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research before making any investment decisions. Cryptocurrency investments are volatile and high risk in nature. Don't invest more than what you can afford to lose. Crush Crypto makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained in this video or any sites linked to or from this video.
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