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August 23, 2018, 05:29:24 AM
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hey guys

i wanna know whats the best altcoins/Cryptocurrency to invest for 2018 ?

tnx in advance




I think you should still trust those top coins like bitcoin , ethereum etc. when it comes to your investment because if you invest on those coins you have an assurance to earn a good profit when the market bounce back.
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August 24, 2018, 12:59:11 PM
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The dramatic increase in GAS fees is attributed to the viral popularity of a slew of games emerging from online forums. While not as prejudicial to Ethereum transaction throughput as CryptoKitties, these new dApps have amassed over 26,000 transactions in 24 hours, causing GAS costs to double in price to $0.02.The spike in Ethereum dApp game interest has demonstrated the fragile nature of the Ethereum blockchain, illustrating the impact of a relatively small increase in transaction throughput on the capacity of the network. Ether Shrimp Farm, one of the most popular games causing network congestion, places players in control of a virtual shrimp farm with the goal of optimizing shrimp production, ultimately trading eggs for ETH. TIM is GPS united with blockchain. And this changes everything. It exponentially upgrades the performance of permission-less agents by a new consensus mechanism based on geomining. The dapps become hyperlocal and geo-location aware. This boosts security and experience. The MVP network, at BitPost, provides 100k+tps capabilities for token transactions, smart contracts, IOT array operations scalable to 100M tps. TIM network is automatically and dynamically managed by swarms and geo-mining for load distribution, fraud detection and network operations.
A multi-zone blockchain running on specialized proof of belongingness based swarm defense app mechanism. Along with standard dapps, TIM blockchain provides hyperlocal geo-fenced dapps for economical and performant system of utility dapps. The defense mechanism works by a swarm of community apps which are run through communities or organizations with special smart contract with TALKING Foundation for providing a useful service along with proof of location for geo-mining
The blockchain can handle all natural dapps like transaction, insurance, speculation, contracts etc. In addition to the above dapps, TIM can also host geo-fenced dapps which boosts the security and privacy.
TIM will have 8.5+ billion tokens and normal production rate of 5 tokens per second. The production rate will be regulated by foundation to match human population. The notion of matching human population is for promoting a philosophy of growth. The tokens will be rewarded in new blocks every 5 seconds. The token will be assigned over all the main network for winning nodes of each of the zones. Therefore, the rewarded tokens would be mostly fractional. This is called micro-distribution. The network will start with 2 billion pre-mined tokens. These reserved for various kinds of econometric agenda. The major share of pre-mined tokens is reserved for impact investments. 500 Million TIMs are reserved for Africa development through various entrepreneurship initiatives. 600 Million TIMs are similarly reserved for rest of the world. Apart from development expenses, a stability fund of 500 Million TIMs are reserved for helping crypto-currency growth initiatives or helping starved projects. Stability funds can also be used for merging desirable networks to increase development resources or defenses for the TIM.
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August 25, 2018, 01:16:44 PM
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At that time, while designing the logistics track and trace solution for our postal client, we had 2 options, to say yes to Big Money or Big Impact. If we had designed a solution with servers and databases, it could have suited a limited use case at a higher cost and possibly at a respectable margin for us. But we chose to make an impact. A low cost solution without servers and databases also without all the heavy blue collar operations, would be suitable for low lying economic regions.
After 1 year of hustle and design marathons, we completed the three major code bases over 20% ERC20 codebase. TIM is hyperlocal, geo-mined and works by proof of belongingness(PoB). These 3 features make TIM superbly scalable, fast and robust.
Low Transaction Cost in Africa
The geo-mining module creates multiple sub network, where each network independently adds and validates the transactions in its geographical area. The network splits into 2 variable sized triangles if the transaction fee and waiting transactions fulfill a pre-defined condition. Similarly, the network merges into nearby zones either fully or partially if waiting transactions reduces. Such a system provides high performance similar to large enterprise cloud based solutions.
Isolated from Remote Incidents
There are special types of dapps on TIM network which are geo-fenced and zero-knowledge proof based, called hyperlocal dapps. Hyperlocal dapps maintain their own blockchain file and only the TIM coin spending is captured in main network without checks unless a conflict occurs. Conflict resolution is managed by zonal nodes and costs the usual zonal transaction fees. In honest hyperlocal dapps, the ideal cost of transaction is zero as well as realtime. This also creates a network where high volumes doesn’t impact global blockchain performance. Such a resiliency creates an internet grade blockchain.
Clean and green planet
The proof of belongingness(PoB) is the work-horse for block creation by nodes. The PoB is an improvement over PoS(proof of stake) and PoW(proof of work), so that there is no hogging of ownership by select few and also not as polluting like PoW energy guzzlers. PoB works by geo-location where certain large number of apps act as trusted source of location. And these large swarm of trusted truth source authenticating any node which wants to add a block in its region. This creates resiliency and also a high performance environment. The opportunity to add block also becomes available to a larger number of newer nodes.
Role of the Impact Fund
TIM blockchain requires only 5 TIM Coins as stake for nodes interested in creating new block. This is an extra protection mechanism where malicious nodes would loose stake for attacking the network. The staking of 5 coins is low and inclusive for democratic participation. The fund will distribute tokens to entrepreneurs in under-developed and backward regions like Africa and Asia, etc.
The new face of Africa
Exchange of information is already getting enabled in remote parts of the world. An economic media for exchange of value will unlock huge potential of Africa. Easy banking services and commerce are quick wins. Further integration into global economy will aid in uplifting of poverty, health and sanitation.
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August 25, 2018, 03:30:53 PM
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I don't think this post will ever get noticed,But putting my perspective out here.
According me the Emerging coins are:
1. The x42 protocol
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2. Stellite
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        -Highly decentralised
        -Anonymous
        -ZeroNet+ipfs

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August 26, 2018, 12:18:53 PM
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INGOT Coin, pioneer of the revolutionary Ecosystem that will link the crypto market with the traditional financial industry, will be offering a specialized shop for the purpose of assisting blockchain projects to issue their ICOs. The Accelerator will offer professional services for supporting ICOs creation through collaboration with advisors, law firms, and specialized marketing companies until the ICOs are listed on the exchange. The following are the services that will be offered by the Accelerator.
ICO Feasibility Studies and Financial Plans
The financial advisory function will translate ICO seekers’ ideas into a financial model, combining assumptions, factors, and growth rates to reflect a financial vision bearing in mind both relative and relevant financial ratios and figures such as NPV, IRR, ROI.
ICO Concept and Strategy
A rating process will be undertaken for the team, terms, conditions, token, and the underlying concept of the proposed ICO. A comprehensive advisory service will be provided to the proposed ICO in terms of initial offering, layers and brackets. Whitepaper drafting service will be provided, starting from the abstract and ending with the legal wording and jurisdiction coverage.
INGOT Coin will provide an extensive look into the roadmap of the proposed project as a whole in order to make sure that the milestones presented in the whitepaper are SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Timely), achievable, and transparent. Website undertaking includes but is not limited to building the underlying technology, designing, and content customization. IC ICO Accelerator will produce a website that highlights the whitepaper, its concept, and the team behind it. An efficient token distribution strategy blueprint will be drawn and customized based on the nature, need, specification, and industry complexity of each ICO proposed.
INGOT Coin’s community reach is vast and extensive, offering a wide range of advisors’ and investors’ outreach for both pre-ICOs and ICOs, as well as business experts. With an ever-growing investor database, coordination of potential investors will provide bigger opportunities for Seed, Angel, and VC funding.
ICO Legal and Compliance Advisory Services
Full coordination with a professional panel of local and international attorneys covering a vast range of industries in order for them to provide tailored legal frameworks based on the proposed ICO needs. Legal coverage and definitions for pivotal legal pillars will be provided, including funding options, token functions, and fund collection. Full compliance guidance for the KYC, AML, and terms and conditions.
ICO Rating Agency
This will be an internationally recognized rating agency that will issue a label to guarantee investors team quality, projects and financial projections for the proposed ICO. It will also provide a complete analysis of the proposed ICO starting with the model, team, advisors, legal framework and offer an extensive final report which includes a one-day and one-on-one consulting sessions.
ICO Marketing and Public Relations
The main success factor for any ICO is a global reach. The Accelerator will provide the following solutions:
1)    Unique roadshows.
2)    Specialized bounty programs.
3)    Global conferences.
4)    Brand image and website design.
5)    Articles on crypto websites and blogs.
6)    Social media and marketing campaigns.
INGOT Coin’s Community links together leading international investors with entrepreneurs to share knowledge, ideas and perspective on ICOs. Company executives will be offered the opportunity to meet with international fund managers in person or through webinars and seminars.
Listing on IC Exchange
Finding an available exchange to list your token is no easy task as this might cost high fees and take several months of waiting in order for your token to get listed. Our IC ICO Accelerator services will give you the opportunity to avoid these obstacles and guarantee that your coin will be listed on IC Exchange.
Token Design and Wallet Development
The Accelerator will explore the full extent of the blockchain technology for each potential ICO, conduct full analysis, and provide tokenization and programming solutions.
Our team of technical specialists will provide Smart Contract development, custom token rules, testing and implementation based on technologies such as ERC20, Waves, and OMNI. Token designs will be implemented by nodes on codes and crypto coin designs, along with providing escrow services through secured multi-sig wallets.
Customer Satisfaction
After providing full pre-ICO and ICO services, we will offer you with token trading analysis, liquidity channels, long-term token brand development, digital influence and marketing, strategic guidance and board advisory services, updates, and financial reports when necessary. Furthermore, staying updated in a fast-developing market is challenging as this is something that requires constant updates and vigilance. A team of experienced professionals will provide guidance to investors through news deeds and market intelligence analysis of the crypto market.
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August 26, 2018, 09:19:18 PM
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Ethereum is the best I think.Because time will increase.I am very confident when I can not comment on others.However, I do not give up on btc if I get rid of the altcoin.
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August 27, 2018, 11:22:43 AM
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While the price of Bitcoin shows several ups and downs - the markets endure to show faith in the currency. This is a figure which has been seen multiple times in the past. While Bitcoin’s market dominance has risen, the market scenarios then and now are quite different. Back then, Bitcoin covered a 50% market share of the cryptocurrency markets, where the total crypto market cap stood at nearly $600 Billion. However, while Bitcoin’s market dominance is 50% , the overall market cap is less than half of what it was back then. The total cryptocurrency market cap is about $208 Billion. INGOT Coin (IC) aims to integrate the traditional financial industry with the blockchain innovation by offering a complete Ecosystem that provides crypto holders the access to all financial services. The first of all-inclusive Ecosystem will be the pioneer in linking the crypto universe to the current traditional world. INGOT Coin will comprise an unique solution by integrating 6 basic components of financial ecosystem and providing a one-stop-shop for the digital asset, traditional asset and currency markets to solve challenges by creating a link between the crypto market and the traditional market. The IC Ecosystem will establish 6 different components to work hand in hand under one umbrella, proving all community members the chance to capitalize on upcoming opportunities in all markets. The Ecosystem’s components, as shown below, are the  IC Wallet, IC Exchange, IC Brokerage, IC Digital Bank IC Certifier and IC ICO Accelerator.
INGOT Coin aims to create an unprecedented, a first-of-its-kind revolutionary ecosystem based on Blockchain technology that will link newly developed crypto markets with the currently existing financial markets eliminating inefficiencies, while providing a one-stop ecosystem that enables participants to perform and execute transactions according to their financial needs. Among that background, they are constantly hard at work, try to intensify the formation and reach of INGOT Coin throughout the world. INGOT is creating an interrelated global community of trust and collaboration with its highly obvious platform. INGOT is balanced to give power back to the people by making them take total control of their finances.
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August 27, 2018, 11:49:23 AM
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If you talk about the best altcoin to invest in 2018, of course that is ethereum,
even though currently ethereum prices are down but I still believe that in the future ethereum prices will rise again,
so the point is we must remain patient to wait for that

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August 27, 2018, 01:51:37 PM
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August 29, 2018, 04:46:04 PM
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TIM is GPS combined with blockchain. And this changes everything. It exponentially improves the performance of permission-less agents by a new consensus mechanism based on geomining. The dapps become hyperlocal and geo-location aware. This boosts security and experience. The MVP network, at BitPost, provides 100k+tps capabilities for token transactions, smart contracts, IOT array operations scalable to 100M tps by Q4-2018. TIM network is automatically and dynamically managed by swarms and geo-mining for load distribution, fraud detection and network operations. TIM is a two layered blockchain-
-First layer is root blockchain which only stores Merkle hash of second layer. First layer is very light weight (approx. 4 MB data size).
-Second layer (Multigraph) is the one which stores all the transaction data in form of blocks. First layer only references the blocks of second layer. Second layer blocks are partitioned using vertical shard.
Each node (mobile device / computer running TIM core engine) in TIM network contains entire root blockchain (first layer) and only a part of the second layer blocks. Assuming there are 10,000 nodes in a network, TIM first creates cluster of nodes based on geolocation using partition technology. So the nodes which belongs to ASIA will be part of ASIA cluster and nodes which belongs to North America will belong to North America cluster. TIM call this clusters as triangles / graphs.
The transaction which is originating in North America will participate in triangle of North America only. All blocks mined in North America will be stored in each of the nodes which belong to North America region only. However, all the nodes of North America will have complete root blockchain present but only part of second layer blocks which is mined in North America. Similarly, each Node of Asia Cluster (triangle) will contain entire root blockchain of TIM but only part of second layer blocks which is mined in ASIA. This is called as vertical partition of blocks.
If the data size of entire TIM blockchain is 1 GB, then it will split among these two regions (approx. 500 MB each). So, each node of North America will store root blockchain (4 MB size) and approx. 500 MB of block data. However, in ideal scenario of 1 GB data, TIM will have many triangles (approx. 100). And data will be partitioned (using dynamic vertical partition based of geolocation) to approx. 10 MB block data. So, each node in a given triangle will have 4 MB of root blockchain and 10 MB of partitioned second layer blocks data. This will enable even a mobile device with less memory to become a node of TIM blockchain.
Triangles (cluster of Nodes) / Multigraph – Each node in the triangles communicate to each other using DAG (Directed Acyclic graph) topology. Hence, we call these triangles as graphs also. And collection of these triangles is called as Multigraph (which is the second layer of TIM blockchain). Multigraph stores entire blocks split across graph/triangles. So, if we have 100 triangles, Network will look like as below.
It is because of the DAG topology of each triangle, nodes can communicate very fast, achieving speed of 10,000 tx/sec per triangle. And if the 100 partitions are created due to the demand of transactions, then total network capacity will be around 1 million tx/sec.
However, these triangular regions are created by TIM technology on demand of transaction load. If the load increases in a given region, the TIM technology can further split triangle into two parts and there by doubling the speed of that region. TIM network auto adjusts the load based on demand and also merges the region if the demand is less. This is driven by statistical model for load balancing and using geolocation of nodes to understand the transaction load in a given geographical area.
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August 29, 2018, 06:52:39 PM
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If you talk about the best altcoin to invest in 2018, of course that is ethereum,
even though currently ethereum prices are down but I still believe that in the future ethereum prices will rise again,
so the point is we must remain patient to wait for that
I understand that in addition to Bitcoin and the etherium, there is no confidence in other crypto-currencies, even though some coins still show growth, despite the poor market conditions. In any case, we can see 5 x for Bitcoin and 10x for the etherium in the coming years.
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August 30, 2018, 07:15:07 PM
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I don't think that buy altcoins in 2018 is good idea. I think about buy for long-term such cryptocurrencies as Holo, Ontology, Nano, Waltonchain. But I am going to buy them by the middle of the next year, because IMHO this downtrend will last that time. If you also want to buy any altcoin right now, I would advice you to use stop loss. Personally right now I prefer to trade through leverage on big cryptocurrencies as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Cardano, TRX, which have USD as a basis currency.
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August 30, 2018, 10:57:34 PM
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I think that if they accept ETF, then there is a great potential for growth, of course, to get bitcoin, because it concerns him, and how the rest of the coins will react can only guess
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September 02, 2018, 11:27:04 AM
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IC Wallet will be a blockchain based crypto wallet assigned to working as a custodial for all cryptocurrencies in the Ecosystem. Participants can use the wallet to send, receive, and store cryptocurrencies available in the market with ease and security. The wallets will contain multi signature and cold storage systems to create a secure and reliable environment for all stakeholders. The wallet allows for transfer of tokens from and to the exchange and other wallets. Furthermore, the wallet will be integrated with the IC Digital Bank, allowing users to pay with fiat and settle with crypto and vice versa.
Integrated Wallet & Fund Management
IC wallet is an encrypted blockchain based cryptocurrency wallet. The IC Exchange software is unified with the multi-currency wallet system. Wallet funds are protected via cryptography as well as a multi-signature cold storage which guards market participants’ funds from any external access. All cryptocurrency funds will be automatically managed through the IC Wallet interface. Fiat funds such as Euro or US Dollar can be deposited in the IC Bank and managed manually by the IC Exchange operator or automated through the implementation of payment processing features through the IC Digital Bank interface.
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Multiple layers of security prevent any hacking attempt and ensure that funds always remain safe. The first layer is established through utilizing multiple independent servers. The IC Exchange software is bridged with the IC wallet where all crypto funds will be stored. Recordkeeping procedures will be another layer with continuous reconciliation to prevent hacking from occurring, while maintaining compliance with major regulatory bodies. The client’s assets are further protected by using the IC Digital Bank account to store the fiat currency, and the IC Brokerage account to store the traditional assets. The IC Wallet application will also include a custom dashboard that portrays the total value of all the different assets allocated in the IC Bank (fiat account balances), IC Brokerage (Stocks and commodities portfolios), and cryptocurrency balances.
IC Wallet users who trade crypto against crypto can transfer their assets between IC wallets safely and smoothly on the blockchain through a set of procedures that will verify all legal requirements such as, KYC, AML and multi signature. Crypto traders will be able to trade traditional assets with other individuals (P2P) or through IC Brokerage from markets like NYSE, NASDAQ, CME, etc. As IC Wallets and order requests are entered by the user on IC Exchange, the order matching software will match all the buyers and sellers together depending on the best bid and the best ask orders in order to ensure that the execution of the trade occurs with the best available market price and in an efficient timely manner as the IC Exchange will have an IC Liquidity pool as well as API connections to the top exchanges which will be accessible to all investors.
IC Wallet holders who are wishing to exchange any type of crypto to any type of their preferred fiat currency, are able to do so through requesting the order from the IC Exchange’s platform which will release the order and once completed, directly deposit the fiat fund into the users’ IC Bank. As users enter their wallet address and their trading orders if they are trading crypto/traditional asset pairs, the IC Exchange order book will match the best bid and the best ask orders and connect the users together to complete the transaction, once the order is filled the software will complete the swap and deposit the funds and assets in their respective destination.
The IC Digital Bank is fully integrated and cohesive with the IC Wallet, IC Exchange and IC Brokerage to guarantee the quick and safe movement of funds between clients’ bank accounts. Traditional assets are stored in the IC Brokerage account, fiat will be stored in the IC Bank and cryptocurrencies will be stored in the IC Wallet.
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September 02, 2018, 11:47:18 AM
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I think that if they accept ETF, then there is a great potential for growth, of course, to get bitcoin, because it concerns him, and how the rest of the coins will react can only guess

etf is indeed very influential for bitcoin,
just look at the price of bitcoin rising after a review from etf yesterday.
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September 02, 2018, 12:54:34 PM
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Take a look at SkyChain and Ubex. If we are talking about High risked investments then it is perfect shot. SkyChain team will present a beta soon and Ubex will most likely be listed on Lbank exchnage! Thx to these news both tokens will show a good growth
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September 03, 2018, 12:54:48 PM
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I believe that in the next couple of years it is better to invest in Ethereum, since in the last few years the Bitcoin exchange rate has actually remained unchanged.

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September 03, 2018, 12:57:07 PM
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Ethereum, XRP, Ark, Siacoin

None of these will provide HUGE RETURN

Possibly ark.



XRP will. Chartered Standard and Bank of England are behind it
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September 03, 2018, 06:42:44 PM
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BTC, XRP, Stellar, LTC, CET, BCH
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September 03, 2018, 07:06:21 PM
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It's hard to make such forecasts and obviously better to invest through professional investment managers /crypto hedge funds that can efficiently manage your capital. Otherwise it's just a gamble like 100% leverage on BitMEX. Fortunately, now anyone can invest in top-tier crypto hedge funds through ELEMENTS (www.elements.cx) Here is why:

Crypto market is highly volatile by nature and most ICO tokens lost around 90% in value in 2018. Approximately 80% of ICOs are scams and over 50% fail within first four months of operations. The return on investment in ICOs is in steady decline because of the incredibly high business, regulatory, and legal risks inherent to this nascent space. Aggressive market manipulation and widespread pump-and-dump schemes increase chances of losing investors’ money.

Despite all these negative factors, retail investors still participate in token sales with no certainty how ICO project will perform and what will the value of its token be. We can observe not a high risk/return ratio here but actually a very high risk/uncertain return correlation. On the risk side of the equation, all ICO investments are exposed to extremely high idiosyncratic (unsystematic) risk as investment is made in a single ICO project with no historical performance and track record.

Investors’ demand is driven primarily by expectations of high return on investments. Investing in liquid digital assets that have well established teams and business models could be an alternative to ICO investments. However, even in this scenario, retail investors can’t efficiently manage their capital as they are not qualified enough to perform token price valuation, fundamental analysis of the blockchain project, technical analysis of the token price movements, and legal and regulatory due diligence.  

Another type of investors are crypto hedge funds that are managed by investment professionals. Generally, top-tier crypto hedge funds with hundreds of millions of US dollars under management have excellent historical performance and track record. Crypto hedge funds that use active portfolio management approach have the ability to deliver impressive returns even during bear market conditions. For example, Pantera Bitcoin Fund's lifetime return was over 10,000% as of the end of July, 2018, net of fees and expenses.

Crypto hedge funds can earn substantial returns leveraging their deep knowledge of market trends, strong investment expertise, and rigorous due diligence. When investing in ICOs, crypto hedge funds have access to exclusive private deals with deepest discounts and can invest in the most promising blockchain projects that are not opened to public. Hedge funds provide their investors with monthly investor reports and perform annual audit to confirm the transparency of hedge fund operations and actual holdings.

Unfortunately, regular investors are not able to invest in crypto hedge funds, at least in the United States. Crypto hedge funds typically require multi-million dollar minimums and are designed for high-net-worth individuals, family offices, and institutional investors.  Under the US securities laws, in the context of a natural person, an accredited investor is an individual who have a net worth of at least $1,000,000, excluding the value of one’s primary residence, or have income at least $200,000 each year for the last two years (or $300,000 combined income if married) and have the expectation to make the same amount this year.

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