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September 01, 2017, 02:08:21 AM
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I dont invest because it is a risk only join ICO campaign so i if it is a scam i dont waste any money but see for yourself which is scam because you can see it by the account if its legit and has a trust issue

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September 01, 2017, 04:09:07 AM
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Some are good and some are not. We have to make a research on it before we invest in it. I personally don't invest in ICOs but i do get the free tokens by taking part in their campaigns. Its the best way to get their tokens without actually investing in it. As you know bitcointalk is a big community and most of the ICOs promote themselves here by running signature campaigns, bounty campaigns etc ... By promoting them we can earn their tokens as well as bitcoins. Even if the ICO scams other people we wont be in a loss because we would have got bitcoins for our work and the tokens would just have been a bonus to us Tongue .


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September 01, 2017, 04:13:27 AM
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All ICOs are scams. All ICOs just have a plan and roadmap, no one can guarantee its success. There's no surveillance either, so after they get money, they pretty much can do anything./

                                 
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September 01, 2017, 04:29:46 AM
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so many ICOs, how a person can know in which ICO to invest?

It is true that many of ICO now appears here in this industry. But not all are scams, though most of them are yes it is. Still, it can't be deny most of the successful community here became successful in investing towards ICO project campaign, and I earn big also in the ico, were I joined to participate  to their signature campaign.


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September 01, 2017, 06:30:41 AM
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I have never invested in a scam ICO, surely that is the one reason I hardly believe that scams do exist, however, I heard and read that scams do exist. I would advice you to read about a certain project before you consider investing in it. Understand the concept and the idea behind the project, read the whiterpaper, and understand the team behind. Most of the ICOs I have invested in are slowly but surely delivering what their white paper assured investors to deliver. They are getting bigger and better each day, I guess that is a sign of the success of the project.

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September 01, 2017, 07:06:01 AM
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so many ICOs, how a person can know in which ICO to invest?

I think you need to check the ICOs before invest. At now we have many tools to check it.
Anyway, if the ICOs have no escrow, I suggest you don't invest in, it has higher risk than the ICOs have an escrow.
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September 01, 2017, 08:32:18 AM
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You have to do your research. I liked EventChain after researching them myself. Now I even joined the signature bounty campaign. Bounty campaigns are a great way to get involved for free before actually buying an ICO.
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September 01, 2017, 08:39:01 AM
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so many ICOs, how a person can know in which ICO to invest?

You should first of all look at their social media and see if the account are old or new, if new it raise a suspension. Then check if the developers have previously been a part of a good project or a scam, if they were also a part of a scam then you shouldn't touch this project at all.
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September 01, 2017, 08:59:26 AM
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ICO = scammy distribution model.

Why would anyone participate in a scammy distribution model? I just don't get it.

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September 01, 2017, 11:49:53 AM
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Im supporter and follower only on the REAL few percent of ICO project.however, i always keep in mind that an ICO project are unregulated and unsecure, there is no supporting agency that will evaluate them thats why there always a great chance that most of ico project that are sprouting are only there just to make money and runaway after they get what they want..we should do are due deligence before making a decision.
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September 01, 2017, 11:50:32 AM
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As someone else mentioned DYOR (Do your own research)

Check for the degree of transparency, legit team, LinkedIn, whitepaper etc.
Check for community, activity level on channels, media presence etc.
Check for use case impact, innovative use case? competition? Market size etc.
Check for funding structure, amount of tokens, supply cap, how much money that they want to raise/compared to how much they need.
Check for the stage of development, any MVP, beta platform, whitepaper etc.

Also be a wolf, not a sheep, act on your own guts and plans, don't follow the status quo.
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September 01, 2017, 11:54:37 AM
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As someone else mentioned DYOR (Do your own research)

Check for the degree of transparency, legit team, LinkedIn, whitepaper etc.
Check for community, activity level on channels, media presence etc.
Check for use case impact, innovative use case? competition? Market size etc.
Check for funding structure, amount of tokens, supply cap, how much money that they want to raise/compared to how much they need.
Check for the stage of development, any MVP, beta platform, whitepaper etc.

Also be a wolf, not a sheep, act on your own guts and plans, don't follow the status quo.


This is so true. There are good ICO's and there are also scams. Better to check those mentioned above or your sorry of your investments. There are legit company with existing business that raised for ICO to source out funding.

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September 01, 2017, 03:19:06 PM
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Some are, others maybe not. Due diligence is the most important thing. Don't invest because somebody on a forum says it is a good idea, investigate properly, read the whitepaper and check the background of the people behind the project. However, even if a project is not a scam, it may still fail.
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September 01, 2017, 03:24:39 PM
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There are a lot of new ICOs right there, but I think less than 1% will be really successful
actually, 25% of them are successful. 50% are scammers and the rest will fail cause their project can not make the world better or supply what people need. Some ICOs are useless and therefore if you want to invest in ICOs, think clearly before making a deposit

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September 01, 2017, 03:25:34 PM
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ICO = scammy distribution model.

Why would anyone participate in a scammy distribution model? I just don't get it.

Well not all ICOs are scam many of them are very successful and raised some handsome amount of money. Few black sheeps  are there in every field and in ICO there are few which are scam. To avoid lose of money thoroughly investigate the team and the projects there LinkedIn id, whitepaper, target market and how innovative the idea is.

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September 01, 2017, 03:30:28 PM
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so many ICOs, how a person can know in which ICO to invest?

Depending on the type of token you will have different value propositions. We distinguish between three general types of tokens:
Type one: usage token; work token; asset-backed token
Type two: native blockchain token vs. app token
Type three: useful token vs. useless token
Different projects are at various development stages at the time of their ICO. Some are only ideas others have working alphas. Depending on the stage of the project you can draw your own conclusions:
Does the project have only a landing page?
Did they write a whitepaper? How relevant is it?
Running prototype?
Blockchains are all about trust and transparency, therefore, security is a big part of a project especially if it has to do with smart contracts. Writing secure smart contracts is a difficult task:
Audits: were there any external audits of the code? If yes by whom?
Is there a testnet where people could play around with the app and test it?
Even though many governments still lack any regulations, this does not mean that the developers have the full freedom to do whatever they want. Their business idea might not even be allowed:
Regulation: how national and international laws could affect the business model?
In order for a company to succeed its product needs to solve a real world problem. Relying only on a good idea won’t cut it:
Value proposition: What problem does it solve?
Demand: Is there any demand for the product short term and long term
Social media buzz: Does the project get discussed in the relevant communities even before launch? What is the general opinion? How do experts in the field valuate the project?
Competition & partners: Any announced partnerships? Any competition?

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September 01, 2017, 04:12:58 PM
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There are a lot of new ICOs right there, but I think less than 1% will be really successful
actually, 25% of them are successful. 50% are scammers and the rest will fail cause their project can not make the world better or supply what people need. Some ICOs are useless and therefore if you want to invest in ICOs, think clearly before making a deposit

True! Out of 100 ICO that has sold out there are only of those that is successful and really follow their roadmap most of the ICO now a days has the same concept and idea. Investing in ICOs is very risky so it would be better to research all the detail and most importantly the developer and the team backgrounds to make sure if its legit or not.
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September 01, 2017, 04:24:57 PM
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so many ICOs, how a person can know in which ICO to invest?

well he or she have to research about the ico that he will be joining at because if he/she weren't did that the money that he invest may will be leading into just a trash, if the ico that he join in is failed then he will be not success in the ico,.
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September 01, 2017, 04:29:08 PM
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There are a lot of new ICOs right there, but I think less than 1% will be really successful
actually, 25% of them are successful. 50% are scammers and the rest will fail cause their project can not make the world better or supply what people need. Some ICOs are useless and therefore if you want to invest in ICOs, think clearly before making a deposit

True! Out of 100 ICO that has sold out there are only of those that is successful and really follow their roadmap most of the ICO now a days has the same concept and idea. Investing in ICOs is very risky so it would be better to research all the detail and most importantly the developer and the team backgrounds to make sure if its legit or not.
This is true,most of the ICO or projects as of now do have already the same concept which makes investors wont really be interested already to put some funds.As you said only a few do really follow their roadmap and striving on developing on their project even more.Most of them tend to fail or having no updates after a certain ico. Its just like accumulating without being serious on the project that they do propose into the public.

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September 01, 2017, 04:29:12 PM
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That is the question we all would like to know the answer to, you just have to dyor and make the decision.  There is always an element of risk so just be awre that you could lose what you put in.

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