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1  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / ICORating Releases ICO Market Research Q2 2018 Report on: August 13, 2018, 10:56:33 AM

ICORating's new ICO Market Research Q2 2018 report outlines the main trends of the ICO market in Q2 2018. The nature of investment in the ICO market in Q2 is changing, both amount of funds raised and requirements for projects have multiplied.

$8,359,976,282 is the total funding amount raised by 827 projects over the quarter, compared to the $3,331,005,381 collected in the 1st quarter of 2018. Thus, there has been a 151% increase in Q2 of 2018. Funds raised by EOS project account for most of this increase, they have collected $4,197,956,135 for a year-long ICO.

In performing our analysis, we have paid specific attention to the geographical distribution of projects, the distribution of their industries, and the development stages of their products. The post-ICO state of projects has been taken into consideration, as well as the crucial question of how profitable it was to invest in ICOs of Q2 2018. Due to the increase in the number of crypto asset-focused funds, a portion of our market review is dedicated to the current state of institutional funding in ICOs.

In Q2 2018, the majority of projects were launched in Europe - 46% of all projects. North America was the leader in terms of funds raised - 64.67% of all funding attracted. Asia-based projects showed an increase in funds raised (+20%), but a decrease in the number of projects launched (–40%).

We outline three key developments in the report. Firstly, we highlight a sharp increase in the share of institutional capital and a continued decline in the number of retail investors. Secondly, the impact that crypto exchanges have on the market continues to rise significantly. Lastly, we noticed that many projects preferred to raise the majority of their ICO funding in private rather than public sales in this period.

One of the trends in the 2nd quarter was an increase in the share of tokens allocated to private and presale stages, and, accordingly, a decrease in allocations for crowdsales.

Find the full report here:
2  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Token Lockup Periods for Successfully Funded ICO Projects in Q2 2018 on: August 08, 2018, 08:55:53 AM

Investors and funds looking to participate in initial coin offering (ICO) projects must take many factors into account, but one of the most overlooked is the token lockup period.

ICORating has gathered data on token lockup periods for various ICO projects funded by institutional players in Q2 2018. One of the most important takeaways from the data is that nearly half of all projects had no lockup period for their tokens, distributing them to members of their team immediately after the completion of an offering.

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3  Economy / Trading Discussion / Daily trading volume by exchange geographical location on: July 27, 2018, 10:49:21 AM
ICORating has launched a new section on our website dedicated to cryptocurrency exchanges. In our new section, users can find information on all of the world’s major crypto exchanges, including daily trading volume, listed token pairs, country of origin, social media accounts, and other useful facts.

In connection to our launch of the our new cryptocurrency exchange website section, we’ve prepared a map of the countries where the biggest crypto exchanges by trading volume do business. According to data on July 25, 2018 collected from CoinMarketCap, only four territories handled 24-hour trading volumes over one billion USD on July 25: the Seychelles ($5.5 bln), Hong Kong ($2.3 bln), China ($1.95 bln), and the UK ($1.48 bln). Each territory was dominated by one exchange that accounted for the bulk of trading volume: BitMEX in the Seychelles, Binance in Hong Kong, OKEx in China, and Huobi in the UK.

Exchanges in both Singapore and South Korea handled just under one billion USD each, with Singaporean exchanges processing $962 mln and South Korean exchanges processing $916 mln in 24-hour trading volume. The territories with the largest daily exchange volume in the Americas were the British Virgin Islands ($455 mln), the United States ($373 mln), and Canada ($274 mln). Apart from the UK, the European territories with the largest daily exchange volume were Estonia ($206 mln), Russia ($145 mln), and Malta ($119 mln).

More details are here:

4  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Marketplace (Altcoins) / ICORating Basic Review - 12Ships project on: July 24, 2018, 10:44:41 AM

12Ships Basic Review by ICORating Agency

Our analysts gave a basic overview of 12Ships ICO initiative and are proud to present the overall project report.

12SHIPS is developing a new mining chip in collaboration with Samsung and a new mining rig with an immersion cooling method.

The Basic Review is an analysis without audit and investment highlights rating estimation.

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5  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Tokens (Altcoins) / New Token Listings: Sparkster, aXpire, PlayCoin, Egretia, and Cardano on: July 23, 2018, 03:44:46 PM

Trading pairs of initial coin offering (ICO) projects Sparkster (SPRK), aXpire (AXPR), PlayCoin (PLY), Egretia (EGT), and Cardano (ADA) were listed on several different cryptocurrency exchanges on July 23.

Sparkster (SPRK), a blockchain-based platform that enables users to build software without writing code, raised $30 million in its initial coin offering. Cryptocurrency exchange IDEX listed an SPRK/ETH trading pair on July 22.

aXpire (AXPR), a blockchain-based spend management solution for institutional investment clients, raised $20 million in an initial coin offering. IDEX listed an AXP/ETH trading pair on July 23.

Blockchain-based gaming platform PlayCoin (PLY) raised $33 million in an initial coin offering. listed a PLY/ETH trading pair on July 23.

Decentralized HTML5 engine and user ecosystem Egretia (EGT) raised $17.2 million in an initial coin offering. Kucoin listed EGT/ETH and EGT/BTC trading pairs on July 23.

Cardano (ADA), a decentralised public blockchain and smart contract platform, raised $62 million in an initial coin offering. OKEx listed ADA/ETH, ADA/BTC, ADA/USDT, and ADA/OKB trading pairs on July 23.

6  Bitcoin / Project Development / Research ICOrating on: August 03, 2017, 12:36:27 PM
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9  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Service Discussion (Altcoins) / Kibo analytical report from ICOrating on: October 14, 2016, 12:20:12 PM
ICOrating team welcomes crypto community!

Recently we've been noticing a lot of polarized opinions about the blockchain-based startup Kibo. Some aspects of the business structure and the organization of the ICO process have raised suspicions among the the potential investors about the integrity of the project's founders.

We’ve prepared our own analytical report of Kibo, in which we've analyzed every component of the project for possible "red flags."

The objective of this report is to evaluate the project as impartially as possible and to allow potential investors to look at Kibo objectively, and not through the prism of other people's opinions.

We hope that you will get the answers to all the controversial issues and that this report will help you make an informed decision about investing in this project.

Links: Kibo analytical report
ICORating Team
10  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Service Announcements (Altcoins) / ICOrating - Rating agency for ICO-market on: October 01, 2016, 11:12:09 AM
ICOrating ( is a rating agency that provides independent analytical research. We're developing a benchmark system to evaluate blockchain-based companies planning on an ICO (initial coin offering).

This company’s experts will give investors information that helps them make well-informed and rational decisions about investments in blockchain-startups.

Blockchain-based companies have the potential to revolutionize the infrastructure of many traditional business areas. This will create entirely new business models that simply could not exist in the market few years ago.

The emergence of this new business model has created great opportunities for potential investors. However, as with any young market, there are significant risks for all, including a lack of quality-assessment standards, as well as how to access the reliability and transparency of the new projects. If not careful, this situation could lead to many fraudulent schemes.

At the moment, the blockchain industry is going through a standardization process, such as the development of “evaluation-and-application” standards for new opportunities. Given that the ICO market is based on the blockchain industry, at the moment there is a complete lack of reliable criteria set for the evaluation of new platforms.

Investors need to collect information on blockchain projects piece by piece from various sources like company websites and discussion forums, wherein each participant expresses their subjective point of view.

This means that, to date, there are no sources of systematically assessed and analyzed data for the elements that make up blockchain projects: technical features of the platform, its business model, the team, the strengths and weaknesses of decentralized infrastructure and many other factors. However, by performing this kind of analysis, it will allow us to objectively evaluate risks and paint a complete picture of the investment object and its potential.
The goal of ICORating’s team is to develop clear assessment standards for blockchain startups and assign ratings based on a transparent and standardized scale. It was this type of approach that turned the Wild West of traditional stock trading into a civilized platform. After rating agencies are established, the risk of fraud will be minimized for both issuers and investors, and they will have access to less biassed information for which to make their decisions. This will, in turn, increase the responsibility of developers of decentralized services before handing over this information to users.

Our mission is to help the market achieve the necessary standards of quality, transparency and reliability as quickly as possible. This will help attract institutional investors who will create great opportunities for entrepreneurs of this new economy to acquire funding for their projects.

Our team consists of experts from diverse fields, including international investment, blockchain and online-businesses.

To the Crypto-Currency Community,

We would love to hear your comments about our first analytical report on the following: DECENT ICO. It is very important for our team to understand what aspects of our analysis are most important to and interesting for the community. This includes knowing what we should focus on more, what we can add, improve, etc.

We will consider all your feedback and comments before creating any future reports. This will help us to make them more informative and as a result, increase your chances of selecting highly profitable investments.

At the moment, our project is completely nonprofit and free: all information provided is available publicly and free of charge. Our project’s goal is to aid a financial blockchain’s development, which means we rely on the support of the crypto-currency community.

Please give us your feedback in the comments section of the Google Doc or send us an email at:


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