Initial Coin Offerings, ICO’s, have become a topic of much debate in the cryptocurrency community. Almost all the ICO’s that have surfaced are only an idea, and they’re asking for millions of dollars before any proof of concept exists. However, if the team looks good, and the idea seems doable, than investing in the ICO could bring a good ROI. The following are a few ICO’s that I think have good potential. Don’t use this article alone to decide weather or not you should invest in the mentioned ICO’s. This is not intended to be used as investment advice, that’s what our CryptoSig service is for.
The following ICO’s aren’t in any particular order. I have picked these ones for this list based on their Whitepaper and the team behind the project. If an ICO seems too good to be true, than it probably is. Always do your own research before investing in anything.
Here’s the list… These ICO’s will be happening in the following months: August/September. Lookout for part 2 for more coming ICO’s!
Red Pulse is the very first project to use the NEO blockchain. Most ICO’s use Ethereum’s blockchain since it’s the most popular. Since NEO is big in China, we’ll start seeing more ICO’s on the NEO blockchain. Since Red Pulse is the first one, I expect it to do well simply because of that.
What is Red Pulse?
Red Pulse is creating a groundbreaking research content platform that simplifies incentives and directly compensates research producers for their valuable insights, while ensuring research consumers can access the research that is most relevant to them. The RPX token is the underlying currency used to facilitate this ecosystem, and provides token holders with direct participation in the rise of China.
In simpler terms, Red Pulse provides timely, relevant and actionable information and analysis on China to be used by finance professionals and accredited investors.
Unlike most ICO’s, Red Pulse actually already has a working platform that people are using. It was launched in 2015 and is apparently being used by “leading financial institutions and Fortune 500 corporations”.
Roadmap and Links
The ICO will start on September 10, 2017 and end on September 24, 2017.
Aventus is almost like a blockchain alternative to StubHub. They were originally going to do their ICO back in early August, but they had to postpone it due to the drop in ETH’s value. They have now rescheduled it for September 6, 2017 until September 13, 2017.
What is Aventus?
Aventus is a fair, secure, and transparent blockchain-based event ticketing solution that practically eliminates fraud and unregulated touting. Organisers can create, manage and promote their events and tickets with dramatically reduced platform costs, and can set price controls and receive commissions on secondary market sales.
Aventus already has a public alpha release that runs on the Rinkeby public test net. It allows you to actually test out and explore the product before you invest in it! Also, Aventus is planning on doing a 2000-5000 person trial later this year.
Roadmap and Links
SmartContract allows you to basically use smart contracts in the real world. You can easily connect smart contracts to your web application, any API, and widely accepted USD payments. The crowdsale will start on September 7th, and run for exactly 1 month until October 7th.
What is “Smart Contract”?
ChainLink is secure blockchain middleware that allows smart contracts on various networks to connect with the critical resources they need to become useful for 90% of use cases. They’ve been creating secure oracles for Bitcoin and Ethereum for over 3 years, connecting smart contracts on various networks to critical external data feeds as triggers, and the many off-chain systems the need to become operational.
Roadmap and Links
Unikoin Gold has recently been getting a lot of media attention from big sites such as CNBC, Coindesk, Forbes, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. They have received $10,000,000 in investments from Ashton Kutcher, Mark Cuban, Shari Redstone, Elisabeth Murdoch, and others.
The ICO begins on September 22nd.
What is Unikoin Gold?
In order to understand what Unikoin Gold is, you must first understand what Unikrn is. Unikrn was established in November of 2014 and is the most technologically-advanced wagering platform for esports, including both skill-based and spectator betting products.
For the past few years, the team has been developing their own cryptocurrency, Unikoin Gold.
UnikoinGold is designed as a decentralized ERC20 token on the Ethereum blockchain utilized for and allowing for the exchange and interchange of a virtual point-based reward system for the purpose of legal and licensed betting on esports matches, tournaments and other engagement around gaming. UnikoinGold will also be used as a rewards and incentive token for esports participants, players and teams.
Unikrn is committed to making UnikoinGold the be-all and end-all token for the esports and gaming communities.
Roadmap and Links
Thats it for now! Keep an eye out for part 2 (should be coming out in a few days). If you’d like to suggest ICO’s to include in future parts, leave a comment below and I’ll take a look at it.