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Title: Most important criterias of choosing to invest in ICO?
Post by: Edgeless on December 16, 2016, 08:58:25 AM
Hi,

I am considering, there are so many criterias which can influence a decision to invest or not in current ICO Crowdsale? Are you able to exclude top 5 criterias which are the most important (and why?) for your decision to invest or not? (ROI? Team? Relevance of project? )







Title: Re: Most important criterias of choosing to invest in ICO?
Post by: MirkoIta on December 16, 2016, 08:59:58 AM
Just don't invest in ICOs and you will be good. You can buy them later on the open markets if the project and the team is true.


Title: Re: Most important criterias of choosing to invest in ICO?
Post by: bathrobehero on December 16, 2016, 09:54:49 AM
How much money you want to flush down the toilet.


Title: Re: Most important criterias of choosing to invest in ICO?
Post by: mummybtc on December 16, 2016, 12:09:09 PM
First, it is the how credible is the developer and the team behind the project e.g Dacrus ICO didn't hit the minimum fund cap and the fund was refunded to the investors in the matter of days while Decloud scam investors and run away with their money. The difference between the two is that Dacrus developer was known and trusted but Decloud developers was not known by anyone

second, it is how feasible the idea is, so many dummy ideas outthere now asking for money for project that have no real world use.

Third, Credible Escrow is a must to protect you in case of any unforeseen circumstances


Title: Re: Most important criterias of choosing to invest in ICO?
Post by: lafona on December 16, 2016, 01:38:45 PM
Credibility of developers is definitely important. For me I also look a the tech their project is being built on. If I am a big fan of the tech and it seems like they are making interesting changes(addressing new market or taking different approach to solve a problem) then I will be more interested.


Title: Re: Most important criterias of choosing to invest in ICO?
Post by: Oops on December 16, 2016, 01:41:46 PM
How much money you want to flush down the toilet.

That doesn't answer what is the most important criteria. I have always made money on ICO and what I usually go for is pretty pictures and anonymous devs with no escrow.


Title: Re: Most important criterias of choosing to invest in ICO?
Post by: tiggytomb on December 16, 2016, 01:54:52 PM
It's a bit of a tough one really, various factors come into play.

  • Is the project good, or is it just a copy of something else already out there.
  • Is there any history with the team, have they done anything in the past.
  • What is the community feeling towards the project.
  • Lastly, how much bitcoin are you willing to lose (in case it all falls through).

Just a few that come to mind right now.



Title: Re: Most important criterias of choosing to invest in ICO?
Post by: Edgeless on December 16, 2016, 02:13:40 PM
How much money you want to flush down the toilet.

That doesn't answer what is the most important criteria. I have always made money on ICO and what I usually go for is pretty pictures and anonymous devs with no escrow.


Do you have some strategies of investing in these ICO projects?

How do you diversify your investments?
Different investment sizes?
How many ICO projects have you invested already?


Title: Re: Most important criterias of choosing to invest in ICO?
Post by: sexydh80 on December 16, 2016, 02:24:32 PM
How much money you want to flush down the toilet.

That doesn't answer what is the most important criteria. I have always made money on ICO and what I usually go for is pretty pictures and anonymous devs with no escrow.

You've gotta be kidding me right?


Title: Re: Most important criterias of choosing to invest in ICO?
Post by: coin-investor on December 16, 2016, 02:57:42 PM
Just don't invest in ICOs and you will be good. You can buy them later on the open markets if the project and the team is true.

This is highly recommended of course there are profit if you are the first trader of the coin,but you can save yourself from scam ICO,some of these Ico small portion hardly get into exchange and if they ever get in,it is just to  pour their premine.


Title: Re: Most important criterias of choosing to invest in ICO?
Post by: MirkoIta on December 16, 2016, 03:32:12 PM

That doesn't answer what is the most important criteria. I have always made money on ICO and what I usually go for is pretty pictures and anonymous devs with no escrow.

yeah I would look for the same things. Also broken engrish and almost no info on the coin is a must


Title: Re: Most important criterias of choosing to invest in ICO?
Post by: xuan87 on December 16, 2016, 04:13:18 PM
to be honest, it is better to stay away from ICO because the outcome is too unpredictable,it is like choosing an item in the dark place, there are no indicator what is the bad coin and what is the good coin, because the coin is still in an early stage, and i had failed 2 times investing in ICO and i don't think i want to repeat that mistake again


Title: Re: Most important criterias of choosing to invest in ICO?
Post by: European Central Bank on December 16, 2016, 05:38:28 PM
let some other mark take the hit. don't put any money into them. if it's a real project then it'll launch on an exchange and almost certainly collapse as people run for the exit. once it's settled down a little then it might be worth a closer look.

icos are run by assholes for assholes.


Title: Re: Most important criterias of choosing to invest in ICO?
Post by: robelneo on December 17, 2016, 03:14:09 PM
Hi,

I am considering, there are so many criterias which can influence a decision to invest or not in current ICO Crowdsale? Are you able to exclude top 5 criterias which are the most important (and why?) for your decision to invest or not? (ROI? Team? Relevance of project? )







Transparency plays a big factor to me and expertise,these are my main guide in choosing the right ICO to invest if any one of this absent I will not invest at all,there's no way they can develop a coin without people behind it knows how to code a coin and set up projects,and if they failed to answer all investors queries,people cannot trust that project.


Title: Re: Most important criterias of choosing to invest in ICO?
Post by: asriloni on December 17, 2016, 03:28:22 PM
Hi,
I am considering, there are so many criterias which can influence a decision to invest or not in current ICO Crowdsale? Are you able to exclude top 5 criterias which are the most important (and why?) for your decision to invest or not? (ROI? Team? Relevance of project? )
Honestly, I strongly agree with all of the things has listed in there, and it was true. The fundamentals.
https://medium.com/iconominet/the-psychology-behind-ico-funding-81787ecd9b42#.hk976afkz


Title: Re: Most important criterias of choosing to invest in ICO?
Post by: pereira4 on December 17, 2016, 03:32:28 PM
You should study what amount of ICOs have ended up with a price that's higher than what the ICO sold off at the begining. If im not mistaken, this is a very smart %. This alone shows how lucky you must be to pick up a good deal.

But if you still want to get in a ICO, investigate the project, learn about it, and very important: learn what the total supply of the coins will be. No matter how good a project is, if the inflation is too big, the investment will go down (look at ZCash)


Title: Re: Most important criterias of choosing to invest in ICO?
Post by: robelneo on December 17, 2016, 04:49:12 PM
You should study what amount of ICOs have ended up with a price that's higher than what the ICO sold off at the begining. If im not mistaken, this is a very smart %. This alone shows how lucky you must be to pick up a good deal.

But if you still want to get in a ICO, investigate the project, learn about it, and very important: learn what the total supply of the coins will be. No matter how good a project is, if the inflation is too big, the investment will go down (look at ZCash)

Yes inflation is also an issue,unless the coin has a lot of projects and dev is a big whale and can set up a buy wall for his coin,his coin will end up a dead coin,anyway they can still opt to burn their coin,there's a coin that can do that for you and it's name is Barr..


Title: Re: Most important criterias of choosing to invest in ICO?
Post by: fortunecrypto on December 17, 2016, 06:30:35 PM
Hi,

I am considering, there are so many criterias which can influence a decision to invest or not in current ICO Crowdsale? Are you able to exclude top 5 criterias which are the most important (and why?) for your decision to invest or not? (ROI? Team? Relevance of project? )







People behind the project,unmoderated threads so people can ask freely,escrow in one trusted escrow so we'll be sure that dev will not run away with the money and we can scrutinize the coin if it is really legit and of course transparency,not hiding anything from those who are asking.


Title: Re: Most important criterias of choosing to invest in ICO?
Post by: uneng on December 17, 2016, 06:51:49 PM
Hi,

I am considering, there are so many criterias which can influence a decision to invest or not in current ICO Crowdsale? Are you able to exclude top 5 criterias which are the most important (and why?) for your decision to invest or not? (ROI? Team? Relevance of project? )







People behind the project,unmoderated threads so people can ask freely,escrow in one trusted escrow so we'll be sure that dev will not run away with the money and we can scrutinize the coin if it is really legit and of course transparency,not hiding anything from those who are asking.

To invest in ICO it's necessary trust. I agree with you, you need to know who is running the project, what are the benefits they offer, if they don't look professionals, don't invest.
But I still agree with others here. Don't invest in ICOs is the best to do, wait more time, follow the coin progress and buy it when the coin is in the market.


Title: Re: Most important criterias of choosing to invest in ICO?
Post by: tripwirearmpit on December 17, 2016, 09:39:15 PM
ESCROW AND RELEASE GOALS!


Title: Re: Most important criterias of choosing to invest in ICO?
Post by: rokkyroad on December 17, 2016, 10:20:30 PM
There is no transparency in an ICO. Its all smoke and mirrors. Don't be fooled into throwing your money away.


Title: Re: Most important criterias of choosing to invest in ICO?
Post by: gloana on December 18, 2016, 09:04:24 AM
imo any ICO is risky. Usually devs are unknown, after ICO projects might be abandonned, ICO money is lost and everyone disappeared. Too many scams happened.


Title: Re: Most important criterias of choosing to invest in ICO?
Post by: Sourgummies on December 18, 2016, 10:39:12 AM
If you guys want to see how a proper ico is handled check out purevidz. Their dev is uber professional, they're not asking for a crazy amount of btc, its has multiple escrows and even milestone completion tasks before getting the ico money from the escrows.

Others icos do it different but when I see a staff member of bitcointalk and the most well know escrow on bitcointalk working together on an escrow job it just screams at me. If the dev was a loser retard I wouldn't invest even with the superstar escrow team but this dev seems very competent and seems to know his shit.

*Always DYOR*


Title: Re: Most important criterias of choosing to invest in ICO?
Post by: aioc on December 18, 2016, 02:52:54 PM
Some of the coins here are just pump and dump coin with nothing to offer to investors,so your guide should be about usage,transparent,who are the people behind the coin and of course innovation,there are many factors but these are the top ones.


Title: Re: Most important criterias of choosing to invest in ICO?
Post by: yhlsqj on December 18, 2016, 03:22:36 PM
ESCROW AND RELEASE GOALS!

Exactly,
1. ico has reliable multi-escrow is important, also needs to release partial fund until specific milestone has been done.
2. great team, and publish the team info.
3. innovative idea
4. not overvalued, overvalued ico will be dumped sub ico, would be losses there.


Title: Re: Most important criterias of choosing to invest in ICO?
Post by: tripwirearmpit on December 18, 2016, 03:29:39 PM
Ico=scam
There is no need to pump and dump, just take the money and run.

Some rare devs do fair ico for small price, but it is just betting your money.
(To cover vps, site,explorer, compiled wallets, etc,etc)


A lot of icos are scams but there are many many good ones. You just need to take the time to find the winners.


Title: Re: Most important criterias of choosing to invest in ICO?
Post by: romconulus on December 18, 2016, 03:31:45 PM
What's the best ico to invest in now?


Title: Re: Most important criterias of choosing to invest in ICO?
Post by: crairezx20 on December 18, 2016, 03:43:15 PM
Honestly i do not trust ICO's maybe after their release but if you want to be safe better to not invest your money in ico.. much better to choose old altcoin that actually good in rankings and high marketcap.. than newly altcoin or ico's


Title: Re: Most important criterias of choosing to invest in ICO?
Post by: romconulus on December 19, 2016, 12:15:25 AM
ESCROW AND RELEASE GOALS!

Exactly,
1. ico has reliable multi-escrow is important, also needs to release partial fund until specific milestone has been done.
2. great team, and publish the team info.
3. innovative idea
4. not overvalued, overvalued ico will be dumped sub ico, would be losses there.

But how do you know if its overvalued? I now know how to value a company.


Title: Re: Most important criterias of choosing to invest in ICO?
Post by: The Pharmacist on December 19, 2016, 12:48:03 AM
How much money you want to flush down the toilet.
This exactly.  The size of your bowl.  OP, don't fall for this shit.  Everyone on this forum who 'invests' in ICOs is looking to do the same thing, which is get in early with the hope that the devs of whatever particular coin aren't complete liars.  But they're all complete bullshit coins that have no advantage over bitcoin OR the 1000s of other shitcoins on the market.  Just stay away.  Far, far away.


Title: Re: Most important criterias of choosing to invest in ICO?
Post by: romconulus on December 21, 2016, 02:29:27 AM
How much money you want to flush down the toilet.
This exactly.  The size of your bowl.  OP, don't fall for this shit.  Everyone on this forum who 'invests' in ICOs is looking to do the same thing, which is get in early with the hope that the devs of whatever particular coin aren't complete liars.  But they're all complete bullshit coins that have no advantage over bitcoin OR the 1000s of other shitcoins on the market.  Just stay away.  Far, far away.

But there's lost of money to be made flipping ico's if you get in early and out on time. Even holding some long term paid off like with waves and with eth.


Title: Re: Most important criterias of choosing to invest in ICO?
Post by: MirkoIta on December 21, 2016, 10:09:07 AM

But there's lost of money to be made flipping ico's if you get in early and out on time. Even holding some long term paid off like with waves and with eth.

There is lots of money to be made playing lottery too but most of the people lose. As for waves and eth and some other legit ICOs, even buying low and selling high when they got on exchanges paid off, only difference is that you didn't have your BTC in developer's hands for months or a year to see profit back.


Title: Re: Most important criterias of choosing to invest in ICO?
Post by: PacePay on December 21, 2016, 01:35:02 PM
I often invest in those ICOs who have a complete currency like if a team have a currency and do not have any purpose for that currency then I know that it will not have a good demand and if a team will have a purpose of the coin like when the coin is used in the market for something then I know that it will have a high demand and will increase in value.


Title: Re: Most important criterias of choosing to invest in ICO?
Post by: Warkop on December 21, 2016, 09:42:51 PM
Hi,

I am considering, there are so many criterias which can influence a decision to invest or not in current ICO Crowdsale? Are you able to exclude top 5 criterias which are the most important (and why?) for your decision to invest or not? (ROI? Team? Relevance of project? )






I suggest it's better to buy mid coin shows why ico running like that if you buy coins mid-ico walk a lot of people who mine the coin is a coin auctioning it.


Title: Re: Most important criterias of choosing to invest in ICO?
Post by: Exoskeleton on December 22, 2016, 07:28:53 AM
The problem with these new coins is that almost all the innovation has been tapped out already.

What I mean by that is there are no new ideas that aren't already in the works. There are no new developers that aren't working on projects already. What you have left are hack ideas and hack developers. Id say you should find a coin that is already listed, that you believe in because of what they have already done, not because of what they promise to do in the distant future.

That ICO train has left the station and what you see now is sad to say the least.


Title: Re: Most important criterias of choosing to invest in ICO?
Post by: stealth.money on December 22, 2016, 07:31:17 AM
Team is very important in my book of crypto currency investment.


Title: Re: Most important criterias of choosing to invest in ICO?
Post by: CyberKuro on December 22, 2016, 09:17:42 AM
The problem with these new coins is that almost all the innovation has been tapped out already.

What I mean by that is there are no new ideas that aren't already in the works. There are no new developers that aren't working on projects already. What you have left are hack ideas and hack developers. Id say you should find a coin that is already listed, that you believe in because of what they have already done, not because of what they promise to do in the distant future.

That ICO train has left the station and what you see now is sad to say the least.

I agree, too many coins already invented, some success and anothers failed.
Success on the launch does not mean the coin could last for a long time with high demand and higher price.
The most important thing to consider is, how the coin could compete with another coins, what this coin offered to the people?


Title: Re: Most important criterias of choosing to invest in ICO?
Post by: Zadicar on December 22, 2016, 09:43:47 AM
Just don't invest in ICOs and you will be good. You can buy them later on the open markets if the project and the team is true.
This advice would be best to do and im doing the same thing too on which i dont really like to invest on ICO because i would like to see first if a particular coin does have a potential when it launches 1 month after and thats the time i would decide if i have to put or invest on it.Im quiet hesitant now to invest on ICO because of previous scams which causes a lost of huge money.


Title: Re: Most important criterias of choosing to invest in ICO?
Post by: kidoseagle0312 on December 23, 2016, 06:05:50 AM
Those criteria of choosing to invest in ICO as Follows;

- The developer must have a good track record in doing the campaign in the past.
- The project should be realistic and attainable too.
- It must have a good history for the investors before, because if they don't any of it better not joining the ico campaign.
 That's the only thing came up into my mind.


Title: Re: Most important criterias of choosing to invest in ICO?
Post by: chaser15 on December 23, 2016, 06:18:56 AM
Hi,

I am considering, there are so many criterias which can influence a decision to invest or not in current ICO Crowdsale? Are you able to exclude top 5 criterias which are the most important (and why?) for your decision to invest or not? (ROI? Team? Relevance of project?


After studying their roadmap plus the proposed developments and projects in the future.... play with the risk that's it. That's how risky altcoin investment is.

Aside from that, it's a matter of people's view on a certain ICO if that will be succesful or not. If you have the guts to invest then go on. After all some of the new coins on ICO are offered in cheap price. If you think that you are not comfortable with that then better forget altcoin investment.

More importantly don't believe in a disclaimer like "It will worth billion someday". lol.


Title: Re: Most important criterias of choosing to invest in ICO?
Post by: sexydh80 on December 24, 2016, 02:36:31 AM
Hi,

I am considering, there are so many criterias which can influence a decision to invest or not in current ICO Crowdsale? Are you able to exclude top 5 criterias which are the most important (and why?) for your decision to invest or not? (ROI? Team? Relevance of project?


After studying their roadmap plus the proposed developments and projects in the future.... play with the risk that's it. That's how risky altcoin investment is.

Aside from that, it's a matter of people's view on a certain ICO if that will be succesful or not. If you have the guts to invest then go on. After all some of the new coins on ICO are offered in cheap price. If you think that you are not comfortable with that then better forget altcoin investment.

More importantly don't believe in a disclaimer like "It will worth billion someday". lol.

I agree. Dont believe extravagant promises and look for coins with serious potential to disrupt something.


Title: Re: Most important criterias of choosing to invest in ICO?
Post by: JeffBrad12 on December 24, 2016, 02:42:18 AM
Hi,

I am considering, there are so many criterias which can influence a decision to invest or not in current ICO Crowdsale? Are you able to exclude top 5 criterias which are the most important (and why?) for your decision to invest or not? (ROI? Team? Relevance of project?


After studying their roadmap plus the proposed developments and projects in the future.... play with the risk that's it. That's how risky altcoin investment is.

Aside from that, it's a matter of people's view on a certain ICO if that will be succesful or not. If you have the guts to invest then go on. After all some of the new coins on ICO are offered in cheap price. If you think that you are not comfortable with that then better forget altcoin investment.

More importantly don't believe in a disclaimer like "It will worth billion someday". lol.
I just give once example like ebitz totally they've made the roadmap for clearly but at the end was turning into the scam project. Honestly about the great point for verification about the promises projects, always look at the project was using the trust escrow. 


Title: Re: Most important criterias of choosing to invest in ICO?
Post by: CraigWrightBTC on December 24, 2016, 02:50:49 AM
I think learn about ICO will be long time until i know it is legit or not, but for me it is same with making investment on trading altcoins.
I don't have any specipicly criterias of choosing ICO but the most commons criterias when making investment.
Always use free bitcoin and be ready for lost them on ICO.


Title: Re: Most important criterias of choosing to invest in ICO?
Post by: virasog on December 24, 2016, 08:11:56 AM
Those criteria of choosing to invest in ICO as Follows;

- The developer must have a good track record in doing the campaign in the past.
- The project should be realistic and attainable too.
- It must have a good history for the investors before, because if they don't any of it better not joining the ico campaign.
 That's the only thing came up into my mind.

Good points. I also feel that the investors should try to avoid projects which have anonymous devs as we have seen a lot of scams
happening in coin with anonymous team members. The other is objectives and goals set up the team and how far can it be achievable.


Title: Re: Most important criterias of choosing to invest in ICO?
Post by: MFahad on December 24, 2016, 01:10:34 PM

Those criteria of choosing to invest in ICO as Follows;

- The developer must have a good track record in doing the campaign in the past.
- The project should be realistic and attainable too.
- It must have a good history for the investors before, because if they don't any of it better not joining the ico campaign.
 That's the only thing came up into my mind.

The project should also try to solve a real issue and not just look to replace bitcoin or be the next bitcoin.  Altcoin can not replace the Bitcoins, not even in next decade.


Title: Re: Most important criterias of choosing to invest in ICO?
Post by: tripwirearmpit on January 08, 2017, 04:06:30 PM
Is anyone here investing in the purevidz ico. Its ending in 8 hours and it just reached its 50 btc goal.


Title: Re: Most important criterias of choosing to invest in ICO?
Post by: BrewMaster on January 08, 2017, 04:48:30 PM
i have been thinking about this subject for a long time and even studied many of the ICO projects that has existed.

but so far i have not been able to come to a complete conclusion as to what i should consider when speculating about the future of an ICO project. and after reading this topic i see only one or maybe two good points but in the end i say it is not worth investing in any ICO because they are too unpredictable.

and you say things like team, that may be a good criteria but at the same time, an experienced team can easily mean and experienced team in fooling you into a scam.