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For some time now, Cryptocurrencies have been built in a way that would naturally and organically grow its usage over time. This has worked well for innovators and early adopters. Little has been done to bring the majority of users into the cryptocurrency market.

There are still some barriers today holding back the waiting masses. One of the major problems is the complexity involved in getting hold of cryptocurrency in the first place. In many cases buyers need to set up accounts and crypto wallets, verify identities, deposit funds and mess around with unintuitive interfaces before they can get their hands on major cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Alt-coins require further steps.

XCOYNZ wants to make this process as seamless as possible to the everyday user. There is still a large proportion of the population who lack the understanding of cryptocurrencies. This has naturally led to the spread of many inaccurate misconceptions. One of the core principles of XCOYNZ is to educate and inform the wider public of the benefits behind this revolutionary idea and its potential to change the way money is used today.

London based XCOYNZ Limited, is all set to remove the barriers faced by cryptocurrency users today by introducing an ecosystem with a comprehensive suite of products aimed at facilitating widespread adoption of cryptocurrencies.

First and foremost, the XCOYNZ Exchange will allow established traders and new users alike to trade in crypto-to-crypto, fiat-to-crypto and crypto-to-fiat with ease and simplicity. While numerous crypto exchanges have appeared in recent times the winning formula that the XCOYNZ Exchange applies is to allow users to set their own fees for trading. A user of the XCOYNZ Platform is given a pre-set quota of transactional volume and the ability to offset transaction fees to whatever they like by way of using the XCZ token — even to zero if they so desire! Simple means of purchasing the XCOYNZ tokens via the platform to offset transaction costs is a winning deal considering the difference in token price and the realizable value against fees. A number of key features of the Platform are available through use of the XCZ token which ensures that the long-term appeal of the token is at the of heart of the XCOYNZ business model.

The second product that XCOYNZ is building is one of innovation called a Smart Algorithm Wallet or SAW for short. The XCOYNZ SAW is a crypto wallet designed to consolidate multiple crypto assets into a single wallet with built in intelligent functions. Using a combination of smart algorithms and machine learning techniques the XCOYNZ SAW will help users to determine the best combination of assets to use to process payments, minimising costs and maximising profits. The XCOYNZ SAW will be integrated into the XCOYNZ Platform and is the flagship component feeding in to other features such as the XCOYNZ Payment Gateway and the XCOYNZ Smart Card.

One of the largest areas that has yet to see the integration of cryptocurrency is the online retail industry. The XCOYNZ Payment Gateway will bridge this gap bringing sellers and buyers even closer. This immeasurable benefit to the retailer in exposing their products and services to a wider audience goes hand in hand with that of the consumer, who now gets to make use of a portion of their wealth that previously was unable to directly link with the retail world. With the XCOYNZ Payment Gateway, both brick and mortar businesses and e-commerce retailers can accept cryptocurrencies as payment for goods and services – and receive timely fiat payments with competitive or better rates than traditional payment methods.

Finally, XCOYNZ is planning to close the loop and truly enable complete mass adoption by way of its Smart Cards. The XCOYNZ Smart Cards will be linked to users’ XCOYNZ accounts with the already enabled XCOYNZ SAW. This will give users a seamless experience while using their crypto assets in both traditional and new ways of financial transactions.

XCOYNZ are running a crowdsale of their XCOYNZ Token (XCZ) from the 5th of February. More information is available via their website and social medial channels below.

Website: www.xcoynz.com

LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/xcoynz

Telegram: https://t.me/XCOYNZ

Twitter: https://twitter.com/xcoynz

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/XCOYNZ/

Medium: https://medium.com/@xcoynz

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1esNawIaKY6umKW7kcfo4Q

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Introduction

We have a great pleasure to present ICO Market Weekly Review by ICObazaar. This report is aimed to inform you on ICO market and the blockchain technology and community. It is based on the carefully gather information to provide best analytics.

 

We will be happy to know if you want to see any additional information in the ICO Market Weekly Review.

Thank you for choosing ICObazaar and we are looking forward to your feedback.

ICObazaar team

 

Disclaimer

ICObazaar  expert ratings are based on personal opinions, which is not an investment advice and meant to be used for informational purposes only. The data about funds raised by projects was collected based on the projects’ announcements. Some data could be a subject to alteration.

 

News of the week.

  1. Cryptocurrency market keeps going down. The capitalization dropped by 87% since the beginning of 2018. Ethereum went below 100 USD, Bitcoin – below 3500 USD. Also there is a great rally between Bitcoin Cash and its fork – Bitcoin SV, the price and capitalization of Bitcoin SV is higher notwithstanding the fact that Bitcoin Cash is backed by such a giant as Bitmain.
  2. Ethereum Classic. The Co-founder and CTO announced this week than due to uncertainties on the market he has to dismiss the development team.
  3. A whale woke up this week. On 3, December the wallet 1EBHA1ckUWzNKN7BMfDwGTx6GKEbADUozX that was asleep for about 4 years became active again. There was only one transaction, but for the whole balance of more than 66 233 Bitcoin, that was more than 257 M USD at the moment of transaction.

 

1. ICO Market Overview


The ICO market is growing fast, and there has already been stars ICOs, who managed to raise huge amount of funds. We think that it is easier to see the dynamic, if we divide it by the biggest ICO’s ever, monthly leaders and weekly leaders.

 

1.1 Top 5 ICOs ended week#47

 

By the amount of funds raised

* based on the projects’ announcements

 

1.2 Top 10 ICOs in October 2018

 

By the amount of funds raised

* based on the projects’ announcements

 

1.3 Top 10 ICOs to date

By the amount of funds raised

* based on the projects’ announcements

 

1.4 Monthly ICO market size

* based on the projects’ announcements

2. ICO’s by industry

It is very important for investors to understand which industry attracts more investments. If a project collect a lot of funds it will have a better chance to become successful, as a lot of investors will know about it and would like to buy the token.

 

2.1 ICOs by industry during week #47

* based on the projects’ announcements

 

2.2 ICOs by industry in November 2018 (Part of week #44 + week#45 + week #46 + week#47)

* based on the projects’ announcements

 

2.3 ICOs by industry in October 2018

* based on the projects’ announcements

 

2.4 ICOs by industry in 2018

* based on the projects’ announcements

 

We can see that infrastructure projects have the biggest market share. It happens because the cryptocurrency market is very young and platforms like Bitcoin and Ethereum are becoming more and more outdated, due to small throughput and lack of scalability. So new platforms like EOS, Zilliqa came to market.

 

On the second place we can see Finance industry, there are different projects like exchanges, that are the main source to get cryptocurrencies now.

After a successful Telegram private sale, that attracted US$ 1.7B led the industry of Communication to the third place.

 

Trading and Investing took the fourth place. In our opinion it happens due to the fact that there are a lot of enthusiasts at the market, and they decided to entrust their funds to professionals.

The fifth place went to Payments. It is one of the most important implementation of crypto assets, that could boost the capitalization of the cryptocurrency market.

 

3. ICO ROI analysis

ROI is one of the main character of a successful ICO. So here the list of top 10 ICO by ROI from the ICO.

 

3.1 Top 10 ICOs by ROI ever

 

As we can see, 8 of 10 projects were launched before 2017, the crypto hype year, only Binance and Storj ICOs took place in 2017. However, Binance was launched on a bearish market. We can see a similar picture now, a lot of interesting projects are performing ICO with a view to win a bigger market share.

 

3.2 Top 5 ICOs by ROI for the 12 months

 

Even though 2018 is a bearish year there are successful projects that have great ROI.

4. ICOs by rating

Rating is an important thing to look at, when a person make a decision on investing or not. ICObazaar team does its best to provide the best and impartial rating to the clients. We worked out our own rating system, that is based on analysis of more than 30 characters. We never force ICO project to pay for a rating, since we are targeted to provide truthful and useful information. Our analytical team contains people with great education in finance, management, marketing and IT. Moreover all of them have experience in top companies.

 

4.1 Top 5 ratings week #47

 

As you can see from the table above there were 5 ICO this week, that have high  ratings. You always can visit our site and read our short reviews on these projects.

 

4.2 Top 5 ratings in October

4.3 Top 10 ratings to date

5. ICOs to launch week #47

 

14 ICOs were to launch during the week #47.

 

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Introduction

 

We have a great pleasure to present ICO Market Weekly Review by ICObazaar. This report is aimed to inform you on ICO market and the blockchain technology and community. It is based on the carefully gather information to provide best analytics.

 

We will be happy to know if you want to see any additional information in the ICO Market Weekly Review.

Thank you for choosing ICObazaar and we are looking forward to your feedback.

 

ICObazaar Team

 

Disclaimer

 

ICObazaar  expert ratings are based on personal opinions, which is not an investment advice and meant to be used for informational purposes only. The data about funds raised by projects was collected based on the projects’ announcements. Some data could be a subject to alteration.

 

News of the week.

 

  1. Bitcoin and digital assets are here to stay. The chairman of NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) said that digital assets has a great potential on regulated trading market.
  2. Cryptocurrency market began to grow, after a dump. The capitalization has grown up by 10% as well as the prices for coins and tokens.

 

1. ICO Market Overview


The ICO market is growing fast, and there has already been stars ICOs, who managed to raise huge amount of funds. We think that it is easier to see the dynamic, if we divide it by the biggest ICO’s ever, monthly leaders and weekly leaders.

 

1.1 Top 5 ICOs ended week#46

 

By the amount of funds raised

* based on the projects’ announcements

 

1.2 Top 10ICOs in October 2018

 

By the amount of funds raised

* based on the projects’ announcements

 

1.3 Top 10 ICOs to date

 

By the amount of funds raised

* based on the projects’ announcements

 

1.4 Monthly ICO market size

 

* based on the projects’ announcements

2. ICO’s by industry

 

It is very important for investors to understand which industry attracts more investments. If a project collect a lot of funds it will have a better chance to become successful, as a lot of investors will know about it and would like to buy the token.

 

2.1 ICOs by industry during week #46

* based on the projects’ announcements

 

2.2 ICOs by industry in November 2018 (Part of week #44 + week#45 + week #46)

* based on the projects’ announcements

 

2.3 ICOs by industry in October 2018

 

* based on the projects’ announcements

 

2.4 ICOs by industry in 2018

 

* based on the projects’ announcements

 

We can see that infrastructure projects have the biggest market share. It happens because the cryptocurrency market is very young and platforms like Bitcoin and Ethereum are becoming more and more outdated, due to small throughput and lack of scalability. So new platforms like EOS, Zilliqa came to market.

 

On the second place we can see Finance industry, there are different projects like exchanges, that are the main source to get cryptocurrencies now.

After a successful Telegram private sale, that attracted US$ 1.7B led the industry of Communication to the third place.

 

Trading and Investing took the fourth place. In our opinion it happens due to the fact that there are a lot of enthusiasts at the market, and they decided to entrust their funds to professionals.

The fifth place went to Payments. It is one of the most important implementation of crypto assets, that could boost the capitalization of the cryptocurrency market.

3. ICO ROI analysis

 

ROI is one of the main character of a successful ICO. So here the list of top 10 ICO by ROI from the ICO.

 

3.1 Top 10 ICOs by ROI ever

 

As we can see, 8 of 10 projects were launched before 2017, the crypto hype year, only Binance and Storj ICOs took place in 2017. However, Binance was launched on a bearish market. We can see a similar picture now, a lot of interesting projects are performing ICO with a view to win a bigger market share.

 

3.2 Top 5 ICOs by ROI for the 12 months

 

Even though 2018 is a bearish year there are successful projects that have great ROI.

 

4. ICOs by rating

Rating is an important thing to look at, when a person make a decision on investing or not. ICObazaar team does its best to provide the best and impartial rating to the clients. We worked out our own rating system, that is based on analysis of more than 30 characters. We never force ICO project to pay for a rating, since we are targeted to provide truthful and useful information. Our analytical team contains people with great education in finance, management, marketing and IT. Moreover all of them have experience in top companies.

 

4.1 Top 5 ratings week #46

 

As you can see from the table above there were 5 ICO this week, that have high  ratings. You always can visit our site and read our short reviews on these projects.

 

4.2 Top 5 ratings in October

 

4.3 Top 10 ratings to date

 

5. ICOs to launch week #46

 

Only one ICO was to launch during the week #46. It is Verifier the project has been launched on 15.11.2018 and will be finished on 15.12.2018.

 

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Introduction


We have a great pleasure to present ICO Market Weekly Review by ICObazaar. This report is aimed to inform you on ICO market and the blockchain technology and community. It is based on the carefully gather information to provide best analytics.

We will be happy to know if you want to see any additional information in the ICO Market Weekly Review.

Thank you for choosing ICObazaar and we are looking forward to your feedback.

ICObazaar Team

 

Disclaimer

ICObazaar  expert ratings are based on personal opinions, which is not an investment advice and meant to be used for informational purposes only. The data about funds raised by projects was collected based on the projects’ announcements. Some data could be a subject to alteration.

 

News of the week.

Still in correction. The cryptocurrency market is still falling this week. The capitalization of the market is less than US$ 140B, that is 14 months low.

India will regulate crypto market.The Indian government are working on cryptocurrency regulations. The laws will be implemented this winter.

USD Coin by Circle is verified. Auditors has confirmed the amount of money on bank deposits connected with USD Coin, so a rival of Tether is gaining confidence

 

 

1. ICO Market Overview


The ICO market is growing fast, and there has already been stars ICOs, who managed to raise huge amount of funds. We think that it is easier to see the dynamic, if we divide it by the biggest ICO’s ever, monthly leaders and weekly leaders.

 

1.1 Top 5 ICOs ended week#45

 

By the amount of funds raised

* based on the projects’ announcements

 

1.2 Top 10 ICOs in October 2018

 

By the amount of funds raised

* based on the projects’ announcements

 

1.3 Top 10 ICOs to date

By the amount of funds raised

* based on the projects’ announcements

 

1.4 Monthly ICO market size

* based on the projects’ announcements

2. ICO’s by industry

It is very important for investors to understand which industry attracts more investments. If a project collect a lot of funds it will have a better chance to become successful, as a lot of investors will know about it and would like to buy the token.

 

2.1 ICOs by industry during week #45

* based on the projects’ announcements

 

2.2 ICOs by industry in November 2018 (Part of week #44 + week#45)

* based on the projects’ announcements

2.3 ICOs by industry in October 2018

* based on the projects’ announcements

 

2.4 ICOs by industry in 2018

* based on the projects’ announcements

 

We can see that infrastructure projects have the biggest market share. It happens because the cryptocurrency market is very young and platforms like Bitcoin and Ethereum are becoming more and more outdated, due to small throughput and lack of scalability. So new platforms like EOS, Zilliqa came to market.

 

On the second place we can see Finance industry, there are different projects like exchanges, that are the main source to get cryptocurrencies now.

After a successful Telegram private sale, that attracted US$ 1.7B led the industry of Communication to the third place.

 

Trading and Investing took the fourth place. In our opinion it happens due to the fact that there are a lot of enthusiasts at the market, and they decided to entrust their funds to professionals.

The fifth place went to Payments. It is one of the most important implementation of crypto assets, that could boost the capitalization of the cryptocurrency market.

 

3. ICO ROI analysis

 

ROI is one of the main character of a successful ICO. So here the list of top 10 ICO by ROI from the ICO.

 

3.1 Top 10 ICOs by ROI ever


As we can see, 8 of 10 projects were launched before 2017, the crypto hype year, only Binance and Storj ICOs took place in 2017. However, Binance was launched on a bearish market. We can see a similar picture now, a lot of interesting projects are performing ICO with a view to win a bigger market share.

 

3.2 Top 5 ICOs by ROI for the 12 months

Even though 2018 is a bearish year there are successful projects that have great ROI.

 

4. ICOs by rating

Rating is an important thing to look at, when a person make a decision on investing or not. ICObazaar team does its best to provide the best and impartial rating to the clients. We worked out our own rating system, that is based on analysis of more than 30 characters. We never force ICO project to pay for a rating, since we are targeted to provide truthful and useful information. Our analytical team contains people with great education in finance, management, marketing and IT. Moreover all of them have experience in top companies.

 

4.1 Top 5 ratings week #45

As you can see from the table above there were 5 ICO this week, that have high  ratings. You always can visit our site and read our short reviews on these projects.

 

4.2 Top 5 ratings in October

4.3 Top 10 ratings to date

5. ICOs to launch week #45

 

Only one ICO was to launch during the week #45. It is Discoperi, the project has been launched on 07.11.2018 and will be finished on 27.11.2018.

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Although the year is moving to its end, there is still an impressive lineup of blockchain and cryptocurrency events to be attended in December. Here is a roundup of the most important events for your business plans.

 

Dec 3: Fearless in FinTech, New York

 

Fearless in FinTech will bring together 25 speakers, most of them women, to explore how to work with fintech and how to develop disruption. Sessions on disruptive thinking, the changing consumer, intrapreneurship in traditional firms, and leading the data transformation will help attendees advance fintech in their organizations. Speakers include Jennifer Barrett (CEO at Acorns), Amy DeBerg (President of R&P Group), Falguni Desai (Head of Strategic Initiatives and Transformation at Credit Suisse), and many other prominent figures. Use promo code ICO15 to buy a ticket with a discount!

Website

Ticket

 

Dec 4–5: 3rd Annual Blockchain Opportunity Summit, NYC

 

The 3rd Annual Blockchain Opportunity Summit features actual functioning products and applications helping major enterprises transform their processes with the help of the blockchain technologies. Brand leaders will share their case studies and welcome attendees to collaborative problem-solving workshops. Keynote speakers include Kelcey Gosserand (Founder of Trellis), F. Dario De Martino (Co-Chair at Morrison & Foerster, LLP), Steve Ehrlich (COO at Wall Street Blockchain Alliance), and many others. Use our promo code ICO25 to get a discount!

Website

Ticket

 

Dec 7: Block Hedge 4th Business Edition, Zurich

 

Block Hedge 4th Business Edition in Zurich will bring together the world’s top thought leaders in the blockchain field. It is an international platform for showcasing latest blockchain innovations, contemporary industry trends, hottest ICOs and much more. Keynote speakers include Olga Feldmeier (CEO at Smart Valor), Ian Scarffe (blockchain advisor and consultant), Jose Alejandro (Co-founder of Bitcoin Gold) and many others.

Website

Ticket

 

Dec 7: Crypto Pro Miami Art Week, Miami

 

Crypto Pro Miami Art week is a special blockchain and cryptocurrency event, part of Art Basel Miami and Miami Art Week. The event will feature discussion panels and keynotes by celebrities, experts and thought leaders from the investment, art and blockchain industries. Among the speakers there will be Brian Kelly (CNBC’s Fast Money Fonder and CEO), Peter Sinkevich (Founder of US Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Association), Dr. Richard Swart (Founding Member of Silicon Valley Blockchain Society), and many others.

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Ticket

 

Dec 7–8: Blockchainer Forum, Shanghai

 

Blockchainer forum will tackle the blockchain technology development, application and investment and other aspects of exchanges in order to open the doors for blockchain development promotion, future application, infrastructure and game development. Among the speakers there will be Li Jun (Co-founder of Onchain, Founder of Ontology), Dr. Andrew Long (Founder of CP Chain), Chen BoHui (Chairman of the Asia Blockchain Industry Institute), etc.

Website

Ticket

 

Dec 8: NAC3 Bitcoin & Blockchain Conference, Las Vegas

 

NAC3 Bitcoin & Blockchain Conference is one of the most anticipated blockchain conference on the West Coast. The event will feature network with industry leaders, latest developments in blockchain technology, the biggest announcements and initiatives. Keynote speakers include Carter Thomas (Founder of Coin Mastery), Dane Elliott (Business Director at Achain), Andrew Romans(GP at Rubicon Venture Capital), and many others.

Website

Ticket

 

Dec 11–12: CryptoBlockCon, Las Vegas

 

CryptoBlockCon aims to provide a local group of entrepreneurs the ability to connect. The conference is focused on ”talking about the future benefits of blockchain and crypto assets, and showcase companies who are using this technology to disrupt industries and continuously innovate.” Keynote speakers include Shawann Hoffman (IBM), David Chaum (Elixxir), Marina Titova (NKB Group), and other leaders of the industry.

Website

Ticket

 

Dec 12: NextBlock Conference, Tel Aviv

 

Tel Aviv Stock Exchange will host NextBlock Conference “From Chaos To Clarity: 2019 Trends” organized by Krypton Events. The conference will bring together over 350 participants and 20+ distinguished speakers, top blockchain experts looking into 2019 trends. As a good tradition, the event will be celebrated by a luxurious FashionTV Party. Keynote speakers include David Weild (Vice Chairman of NASDAQ), Robert Cohen (Director of Principal Investment and Head of NKB Capital), Aviv Lichtigstein (Founder of 101Blockchains.com), and other prominent figures.

Website

Ticket

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Introduction

We have a great pleasure to present ICO Market Weekly Review by ICObazaar. This report is aimed to inform you on ICO market and the blockchain technology and community. It is based on the carefully gather information to provide best analytics.

We will be happy to know if you want to see any additional information in the ICO Market Weekly Review.

Thank you for choosing ICObazaar and we are looking forward to your feedback.

ICObazaar Team

 

Disclaimer

ICObazaar  expert ratings are based on personal opinions, which is not an investment advice and meant to be used for informational purposes only. The data about funds raised by projects was collected based on the projects’ announcements. Some data could be a subject to alteration.

 

News of the week

Black Wednesday. There was a great market meltdown, the whole industry lost US$ 30B in several hours. Experts claims that it happened due to uncertainty about Bitcoin Cash fork. Many investors sold their BTC for BCH, moreover, a lot of miners began mining BCH. According to many forecasts the price could go even lower.

Bank of America received a patent for a cryptocurrency storage system. One of the biggest bank of the USA received a patent for a cryptocurrency storage system. With its help big financial institutions will be able to securely store crypto assets of theirs customers. According to the BOA’s representatives more and more people and companies will need cryptocurrencies.

Christine Lagarde’s crypto statement. The head of International Monetary Fund suggested that Central Banks of all countries should issue there own cryptocurrencies. It is essential since payment would become faster, cheaper, potentially semi-anonymous, moreover governments and theirs institutions wouldn’t lose their importance. She also added that China, Canada, Sweden and Uruguay are already working on this topic.

 

 

1. ICO Market Overview

1.1 Top 5 ICOs ended week#44

1.2 Top 10 ICOs in October 2018

1.3 Top 10 ICOs to date

1.4 Monthly ICO market size

2. ICOs by industry

2.1 ICOs by industry during week #44

2.2 ICOs by industry in November 2018 (Part of week #44)

2.3 ICOs by industry in October 2018

2.4 ICOs by industry in 2018

3. ICO ROI analysis

3.1 Top 10 ICOs by ROI ever

3.2 Top 5 ICOs by ROI for the 12 months

4. ICOs by rating

4.1 Top 5 ratings week #44

4.2 Top 5 ratings in October

4.3 Top 10 ratings to date

5. ICOs to launch week #44

 

1. ICO Market Overview


The ICO market is growing fast, and there has already been stars ICOs, who managed to raise huge amount of funds. We think that it is easier to see the dynamic, if we divide it by the biggest ICO’s ever, monthly leaders and weekly leaders.

 

1.1 Top 5 ICOs ended week#44

By the amount of funds raised

* based on the projects’ announcements

 

1.2 Top 10 ICOs in October 2018

By the amount of funds raised

* based on the projects’ announcements

 

1.3 Top 10 ICOs to date

By the amount of funds raised

* based on the projects’ announcements

 

1.4 Monthly ICO market size

* based on the projects’ announcements.

 

2. ICOs by industry

It is very important for investors to understand which industry attracts more investments. If a project collect a lot of funds it will have a better chance to become successful, as a lot of investors will know about it and would like to buy the token.

 

2.1 ICOs by industry during week #44

* based on the projects’ announcements

 

2.2 ICOs by industry in November 2018 (Part of week #44)

* based on the projects’ announcements

 

2.3 ICOs by industry in October 2018

* based on the projects’ announcements

 

2.4 ICOs by industry in 2018

* based on the projects’ announcements

 

We can see that infrastructure projects have the biggest market share. It happens because the cryptocurrency market is very young and platforms like Bitcoin and Ethereum are becoming more and more outdated, due to small throughput and lack of scalability. So new platforms like EOS, Zilliqa came to market.

On the second place we can see Finance industry, there are different projects like exchanges, that are the main source to get cryptocurrencies now.

After a successful Telegram private sale, that attracted US$ 1.7B led the industry of Communication to the third place.

Trading and Investing took the fourth place. In our opinion it happens due to the fact that there are a lot of enthusiasts at the market, and they decided to entrust their funds to professionals.

The fifth place went to Payments. It is one of the most important implementation of crypto assets, that could boost the capitalization of the cryptocurrency market.

 

 

3. ICO ROI analysis

 

ROI is one of the main character of a successful ICO. So here the list of top 10 ICO by ROI from the ICO.

 

3.1 Top 10 ICOs by ROI ever

 

As we can see, 8 of 10 projects were launched before 2017, the crypto hype year, only Binance and Storj ICOs took place in 2017. However, Binance was launched on a bearish market. We can see a similar picture now, a lot of interesting projects are performing ICO with a view to win a bigger market share.

 

3.2 Top 5 ICOs by ROI for the 12 months

Even though 2018 is a bearish year there are successful projects that have great ROI.

 

4. ICOs by rating

Rating is an important thing to look at, when a person make a decision on investing or not. ICObazaar team does its best to provide the best and impartial rating to the clients. We worked out our own rating system, that is based on analysis of more than 30 characters. We never force ICO project to pay for a rating, since we are targeted to provide truthful and useful information. Our analytical team contains people with great education in finance, management, marketing and IT. Moreover all of them have experience in top companies.

 

4.1 Top 5 ratings week #44

As you can see from the table above there were 5 ICO this week, that have high  ratings. You always can visit our site and read our short reviews on these projects.

 

4.2 Top 5 ratings in October

 

4.3 Top 10 ratings to date

 

5. ICOs to launch week #44

 

As we can see from the table below, 79 ICOs were to launch during the week #44.

 

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The IoT industry is extremely interested in the blockchain technologies implementation due to the fact that the blockchain offers exactly what IoT requires – decentralization, anonymity and transparency. However, experts agree that at the present stage of its development, the blockchain is not stable enough. Today we analyze the pros and cons of integrating the blockchain into the IoT and also look at successful IoT blockchain applications.

 

IoT market size

According to the data published by Juniper Research in June 2018, the total number of IoT devices is around 21 bln in 2018 and will grow up to 50 bln by 2022. The main reason of this fast growth will be the rise of edge computing, that “would be critical in scaling deployments up, owing to reduced bandwidth requirements, faster application response times and improvements in data security”. Juniper Research estimates 46 billion industrial and enterprise devices connected in 2023 that will rely on edge computing.

According to IDC research,  IoT spending will reach $1.2 trillion in 2022 and at least 20% of IoT devices will use blockchain

 

Why blockchain?

Blockchain appears to be a perfect solution as IoT industry is in a constant search for secure and automatic ways of devices and sensors interaction. Blockchain that is a distributed ledger technology regulated by smart contracts can accelerate data exchange by removing the middleman – a server that organizes all the communication between an Iot device and its network.

 

Blockchain advantages
  • A distributed system that can record and share data across a network of key stakeholders.
  • Embedded business terms for automating interactions between nodes in the system.
  • Hash-based security, verification of identity and provenance authentication.
  • Consensus and agreement models for detecting bad actors and mitigating threats.

Applying a blockchain model in an IoT network could solve several digital business issues:

  • Analytical model tracking: the system will be able to record and share metadata and create an immutable history of the IoT devices decision making processes.
  • Secure software updates: blockchain will allow to publish software updates in a form of URL on the blockchain, including cryptographic hash that will provide additional security level when IoT device validates it during the process.
  • Automation of the payment process: automated payments based on the data produced by IoT devices and sensors, micropayments between devices without human confirmation.

 

Challenges

Possible benefits, however, not yet able to outweigh the disadvantages:

  • Longevity issues: most of IoT devices and sensors are supposed to operate for years while blockchain is highly volatile and there’s no solution for that yet. IoT wants to get reliability, scalability, and endurance to succeed from blockchain, while blockchain is still on an experimental stage.

  • High development costs: creating a blockchain application that’ll work without crashing might be expensive and time consuming.

  • Security issues: although security has always been one of indisputable blockchain feature, human factor should not be underestimated, so that blockchain IoT projects usually have bugs and security holes inside. That’s what happened to Iota, the most well-known example of blockchain for IoT project: they implemented a serious vulnerability  in their code creating their r own hash function, which allowed people to steal Iota coins.

 

Top projects
  • IOTA – a new transactional and data layer for IoT based on Tangle technology.
  • WaltonChain – a Chinese analog of Ethereum that focuses on data sharing. Its own Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) technology utilizes radio waves to read and capture information that is stored on a tag attached to an object, which can be really usefull in IoT industry.
  • Streamr combines IoT and blockchain  to make data streams tradeable. The project uses its own interface for payments and real-time data transfer.
  • Slock.it solves the problem of efficiently connecting a device to the blockchain and adds the necessary features for it to become usable to non-blockchain developers working on IoT systems. It is highly interoperable with other devices and completely decentralized.
  • Chain of Things  is a consortium exploring use cases for blockchain combined with IoT technology.
  • Ambrosus is a blockchain IoT network that mainly focuses on the pharmaceutical and food industries. This project provides secure communication between sensors and the blockchain to optimize supply chain assets.
  • BlockCloud – SCN (service-centric networking) on blockchain, powered by Shenzhen Oudmon Technology –  a smart home/smart wear company that serves millions of users in China and has over 100 partners. Oudman has been in the IoT business for the past six years; the company has submitted applications for more than 80 patents and connected over 8 million devices.

 

Conclusion

Blockchain in IoT definitely has a huge potential, but it’s not the only way of evolution. Blockchain still has serious performance and scalability issues that should be solved before it reignes IoT. Internet of Things need some kind of new blockchain platform that would be able to use different frameworks, customized to utilize blockchain differently at IoT’s edge, platform and enterprise layers.

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Two key problems of the blockchain technology that still slow down its widespread use throughout the world are scalability and security. Considering that we regularly see news about another leak of tokens and a hacker attack on a successful cryptocurrency, it is not surprising that serious market players continue to treat the blockchain suspiciously, and their activity still should be considered experiments in spite of the fact that huge budgets and investments are in the game.

Most recent security accidents in blockchain

 

  • Recent reports show that in 2017-2018 global blockchain losses from security breakthroughs resulted in $1.8 bln.

 

  • North Korea’s hacking group Lazarus stole $571 mln during 2017-2018 according to cybersecurity vendor Group-IB report. Total loss from hackers’ attacks at crypto exchanges amounted to $882 mln.

 

  • In September and October 2018 EOS Bet platform was hacked losing $200,000 and $338,000 worth of EOS respectively due to a vulnerability in the EOS blockchain. The hackers were able to trick the EOS smart contracts functionality into paying their fake accounts using a malicious code.

 

  • In October 2018 The Trade.io team reported losing 50 mln of the platform’s own coins, TIO. The stolen coins were meant to be the company’s ‘liquidity pool’. Thrade.io claims that  the stolen coins were in a cold wallet in safe deposit boxes in banks which weren’t compromised during the hack.

 

  • In January 2018 Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck reported losing 58 bln yen (approx. $533 million) during a massive hacker attack. According to Bloomberg, 500 million NEM tokens were stolen from Coincheck’s digital wallets.

 

  • The largest example of hacker attack that buried the project was in 2016, when hackers exploited an unforeseen quirk in a smart contract written on Ethereum’s blockchain to steal 3.6 million ether ($80 mln worth) from the DAO.

 

Ways to cheat

Security is considered one of the key advantages of the blockchain due to the nature of data encryption and complex mathematical calculations that are extremely difficult for attackers to manipulate. The problem is that the holes are usually located in those places where technology and cryptography come into contact with the human world, it is people who turn out to be a weak point in case of security breakthroughs.

There’re “technical” ways suggest that the hacker is looking for holes in the technology itself:

  • There’s a way to subvert a blockchain, when a miner can gain an unfair advantage by fooling other nodes into wasting time on already-solved crypto-puzzles, experts say

  • An attacker can take over one node’s communications and fool it into accepting false data that appears to come from the rest of the network can trick it into wasting resources or confirming fake transactions.

But the most common weak point is human factor:

  • Creating fake ICO
  • Breaking through smart contracts
  • Using social engineering (phonejacking, phishing attacks)
  • Getting malware access to wallets and private keys
  • Creating fake wallets and arranging supply chain attacks
  • Using DNS attacks or redirecting to fake web pages
  • Breaking into “hot wallets” – apps for storing the private keys

 

Scalability risks

Now the main issue of the further development of the blockchain rests on the scalability and many projects are fighting over the best ways to solve the problem. However, there is an opinion that the widespread blockchain raises new security issues.

For example, a US organisation the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) raises several questions:

  • The lack of experience in solving problems inside the blockchain system makes them fear that with the growth of the system with a scalably big core problems, this can put the economy of the whole sector at risk.
  • The 51% problem (the majority attack) can become reality if a significant number of participants conspire against the rest of the users.
  • Lack of regulation: many experts consider a big disadvantage the lack of common rules and regulations. If chains need to be integrated the lack of standards would mean new risks during the merging process.

 

How to reduce risks for a common user

The following simple steps are highly effective at keeping hackers from stealing your blockchain keys:

  • Store you private key in cold storage or encrypted apps and never in a text file
  • Use an antivirus for Windows and Android and have regular anti-malware check-ups
  • Never send your private keys in an email
  • Always check the address of your crypto funds recipient

 

Conclusion

It must be admitted that the blockchain is a very promising technology that develops at high speed and gradually solves its problems, reaching a new level with every new project. Understanding that we are now at an early stage of its development will help to treat what is happening with optimism, but also caution. Serious security vulnerabilities are often patched up quickly enough and when there’s an extreme situation community can agree to create a hard fork (as it happened with The DAO). Blockchain is not yet perfect, but what is? It’s important that the community continues working on solving security issues making it as save as possible.

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The cryptocurrency market is actively developing not only technologically and increasing in volume, but also adapting traditional financial practices to its needs. That’s what happening to trading techniques when applied to crypto investing. We already have bitcoin futures, market calls and candles and big financial institutions are even considering launching cryptocurrency trading desks. Today we are talking about cryptocurrency margin trading features.

What is margin trading?

Margin trading (margins or leverage trading) offers you a possibility to borrow additional assets (fiat money or cryptocurrency) leveraging the number of cryptocurrencies that you already own to buy additional crypto assets.

This practice comes from traditional trading world and has been applied to crypto industry by many exchanges. The main difference is that in the traditional markets you’ll face tons of rules and regulations while in crypto it’s quite simple for now.

Let’s take a simple example. Let’s say that you want to buy $1000 worth Bitcoin with only $500 in your pocket. To get extra $500 you can borrow them through the margin of 2:1 (2x, it means for every dollar you have, you will get extra one dollar to invest). If Bitcoin price increases by 10%, you get 20% instead of initial 10% profit. However, in a negative scenario if the initial price decreases by 50% you’ll be left with nothing.

So the margin trading (as well as any type of crypto trading) is a high risk but possible high profit escapade.

Important steps to consider

  • Do not neglect technical analysis basics to make correct estimations before you start.
  • You should also study sound risk management beforehand
  • Do not use your full margin balance for one operation
  • Always keep a cushion of funds which can support the trade
  • Be prepared to lose all the investment, never invest more than you can afford to lose.
  • Prepare a risk management plan to help you recover in case of failure

 

Best margin trading options through crypto exchanges

BitMex is the most popular exchange for margin trading right now with a very strong team and good conditions for traders. This platform offers 6 cryptocurrencies:

Coins Leverage Maker fee Taker fee Settlement fee
Bitcoin (XBT) 100x -0.03% 0.08% 0.05%
Bitcoin Cash (BCH) 20x -0.05% 0.25% 0.00%
Cardano (ADA) 20x -0.05% 0.25% 0.00%
Ethereum (ETH) 50x -0.05% 0.25% 0.00%
Litecoin (LTC) 33.33x -0.05% 0.25% 0.00%
Ripple (XRP) 20x -0.05% 0.25% 0.00%

 

Huobi is an exchange with headquarters in Singapore operating since 2013. Huobi offers 10 cryptocurrency options for margin trading with possible leverage up to 5X in BTC

(Source: https://coinsutra.com/margin-trading-crypto-exchanges/)

 

Bitfinex is one of the oldest crypto exchanges on the market operating since 2014 with headquarters in Hong Kong. Bitfinex allows you to margin trade and get a leverage of up to 3.33X offering 13 cryptocurrency options.

CURRENCY FLASH RETURN RATE TOTAL SUM OF ACTIVE FUNDING TOTAL AMOUNT USED
IN MARGIN POSITIONS
EUR 0.000017 3,219,058.48 3,218,936.04
JPY 0.000365 11,415,678.60 11,391,528.36
GBP 0.00016 68,033.98 65,299.98
USD 0.000142 482,183,453.48 480,154,425.15
BTC 0.00014 52,978.36 52,928.05
ETH 0.000105 192,596.33 191,482.48
EOS 0.000033 3,965,156.38 3,790,096.17
LTC 0.000043 121,382.75 119,074.37
XRP 0.000037 25,286,276.66 23,944,504.95
BCH 0.000035 35,396.40 33,167.53
IOTA 0.000018 5,643,942.45 5,473,342.11
NEO 0.003422 130,284.28 128,711.80
ETC 0.000004 572,480.51 360,273.34
OMG 0.000068 229,267.83 229,147.27
XMR 0.000054 49,036.56 49,009.29
DASH 0.00002 46,574.30 46,560.56
ZEC 0.000017 11,405.69 11,401.94
BTG 0.000155 62,706.50 58,562.66
SAN 0.000015 175,075.72 174,749.44
ZRX 0.000283 757,413.76 757,413.76
EDO 0.000142 509,511.92 509,259.25
ETP 0.000193 801,506.74 801,202.64

 

 

Poloniex, an exchange founded by Tristan D’Agosta in 2014 is currently owned by Circle, an internet financial limited. Poloniex offers a leverage up to 2.5X in BTC and margin trade following 11 cryptocurrencies for BTC:

(Source: https://coinsutra.com/margin-trading-crypto-exchanges/)

 

Whaleclub is also based in Hong Kong offering margin trading of cryptocurrencies, commodities, and forex. 5 cryptocurrencies are available for margin trading:  BTC, LTC, ETH, XMR, and DASH.

(Source: https://coinsutra.com/margin-trading-crypto-exchanges/)

Conclusion

Margin trading is a great opportunity for experienced investors who understand the market and know what they are doing. You should remember that it’s a very risky approach and you’ll need to do a deep research before taking the loan.

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Nowadays all investors interested in the cryptocurrency market are in search of the Holy Grail – a currency that simultaneously makes space profits and is protected from the insane fluctuations that are usual for this market.

Is stablecoin a possible reference point for the entire cryptocurrency market or another inoperative idea? Let’s have a look, whether the currency will be able to occupy a significant niche in the market or will it be consigned to oblivion and what its pros and cons are.

What is stablecoin?

A “stable coin” concept might be an answer as stablecoin is a cryptocurrency backed by real assets like gold or other precious metals, fiat currencies or real estate items. This currency would be decentralized without direct connection to a central bank.

Another benefit is low volatility of such a coin. If we consider Bitcoin and Ethereum price fluctuation we’ll see that cryptocurrency usually get highly volatile. In the end of 2017 Bitcoin cost up to $20,000 and then dropped back to $8,000. That makes most cryptocurrencies inconvenient for everyday transactions.

The main characteristics of an ideal cryptocurrency would be price stability, scalability, high transaction speed, privacy and decentralization. But stability is the key for wide implementation on the market: it’s important both for short-term usage and long-term investment.

Types of stablecoins

There are three types of stablecoins:

  • Fiat-collateralized (assets-collateralized) stablecoins
  • crypto-collateralized stablecoins
  • non-collateralized stablecoins

(Source: Hackernoon)

Fiat-Collateralized Stablecoins

Fiat collateralized stablecoins are stablecoins backed by fiat reserves such as USD, EUR, etc.

To create a fiat-collateralized stablecoin you need to collect fiat funds and back your coin on a 1:1 basis against the money. You can also use non-fiat commodities such as gold and oil, but you’ll be measuring non-fiat assets in fiat equivalent anyway.

The main problem with this type of stablecoin is that you need to provide regular audit of existing fiat funds to make sure that it’s still 1:1 proportion. This means you’ll need a third party custodian who acts as the guarantor.

Example: Tether, TrueUSD

Crypto-Collateralized Stablecoins

Crypto-collateralized Stablecoins are backed by other reserves of cryptocurrencies. The proportion between a stablecoin and backing crypto asset differs from stablecoin/fiat pair. Crypto-collateralized stablecoins requires 2:1 ratio of Cryptocurrencies : Stablecoins. The reason is the fluctuation of crypto prices.

This kind of stablecoin is much more risky than fiat-collateralized coin. For example, if the currency that is backing a stablecoin crushes, this stablecoin crushes as well.

Example: DAI

Non-Collateralized Stablecoins

Non-collateralized stablecoins don’t have any particular asset to be backed by. They are stabilized by smart contracts which keeps expanding or contracting to keep the price stable. This is quite similar to what banks do with fiat currencies.

The problem is that market is not ready to use this type of coin widely as it’s highly unpredictable and can cause fast loss.

Example: Carbon, Basecoin

 

Advantages
  • Stability: stablecoin stand strong while other cryptocurrencies show high volume of price fluctuations. Stablecoin allows investors to stay afloat during market turbulence.
  • Decentralized currency for daily purchases: due to the fact that they provide a stable price, this currency can be used for daily needs without being tied to the central bank.
  • Standardization: stablecoin might become a reference point for crypto market, if they can be stable and provide a measuring scale.
  • Legal access to the cryptocurrency market: stablecoin can be used in those countries that are hostile towards cryptocurrencies. For example, stablecoins are popular in India after Indian banks banned crypto transactions.

Disadvantages

  • High risk and low coverage: stablecoins are still quite a risky investment option and we’re on the stage of early adoption of this concept.
  • Fiat-collateralized requires you to trust a centralized third party to hold your dollars (or euros).
  • Crypto-collateralized depend on other cryptocurrencies that is a highly violative approachNon-collateralized requires continual network growth in the form of new investors who can provide capital to support a falling currency value.

TOP-7 Stablecoins on the market

Tether

Tether is 100% backed by fiat currency assets in a reserve account. The conversion rate is 1:1. Tether is the most popular stablecoin right now with $1,76 bln market cap.

BitUSD (BITUSD)

BitUSD is a USD-backed stablecoin, one of the older stable currencies on the market. It is a popular option on the BitShares platform and is made available to all BitShares users. BitUSD is backed by the BitShares core currency, BTS, to which it can be converted at any time at an exchange rate set by a trustworthy price feed. The demand of the currency is linked to the popularity of the BitShares platform and BITUSD currently has a market cap of over $11mln.

True USD (TUSD)

True USD is a coin launched in January 2018, recently listed by Binance. The value of the TUSD Token is pegged against that of the US Dollar with 1:1 ratio. True USD is 100% collateralized by US Dollars that sit in legally protected escrow accounts. The project is a subject to monthly audits with regularly published account details. TUSD has a market cap of over $157mln.

Dai

Dai is a stablecoin backed by ETH and each coin is supposed to be worth $1. Stability is maintained through an autonomous system of smart contracts. To receive Dai, you send your tokens to the Maker platform to lock those tokens up. The Dai token also works with Maker’s MKR currency that appreciates in value in relation to the amount of ETH pledged in order to purchase the Dai token. Dai has a market cap of $63mln

Havven

Havven is backed with two coins: Nomins which is the stable coin and can be used for daily transactions and Havvens that is a crypto collateral. Havven has a fixed supply and Nomin (or eUSD) has the floating supply and derives its value from the Havven collateral. A fee for each transaction completed with Nomins will go back to the company. The fees are then distributed back to the Havven token holders who are rewarded for maintaining the system that backs itself. Havven has a $9mln market cap.

Basecoin

Basis, formerly known as Basecoin, is a non-collateralized stablecoin. It’s pegged its price to $1. When coins are trading for less than $1, coins are contracted by allowing coin holders to buy bonds. Coins used to buy bonds are destroyed. Supply decreases and price increases. They do the opposite to expand supply.

Carbon

Carbon is a non-collateralized stablecoin too. But it is based on Hashgraph. Carbon maintains its price stability by an algorithmic bidding which helps in consensus and figuring out the right price of each Carbon. It also contracts and expands its supply based on the data points received through the algorithmic bidding with the help of smart contracts. It’s market cap is less than $1 mln right now.

Conclusion

The cryptocurrency market obviously needs a stable point of reference, a gold standard that could be relied upon with general market instability. That’s why market experts are warmly greeting stablecoins to develop and grow. However, the problem is that a stablecoin has a number of problems, both inherent in cryptocurrency and its own. So it’s obvious that stablecoin is useful right now for short term investments but for long term you need to do your own research first.

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