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Top 12 Token ICOs for Explosive Growth

Predicting which ICO token will be raving in the future is definitely fun. But when it comes to analyzing them to pick the top 12, things get very very tiring. It is definitely not an easy task to select from hundreds of ICO happening each year, with some of them repeating or going for ages. After much thought and analysis, we have zeroed down on these 12 projects that we believe have huge potential to be extremely valuable.

Some have shown promise due to the level of technical expertise they possess, some for their clear vision backed by clear documentation, while some for innovative and valuable ideas. But one thing we are very sure about is nothing works if there is no market for the product. So in this article, our prime focus is on the value of the project in the market it is trying to target. Also, we have selected projects whose ICO is either completed, happening or about to in this year.

UBEX

Ubex, the hottest ICO of our list, is a global decentralized advertising exchange where companies can advertise effectively, while publishers profitably tokenize ad slots on their resources. In plain words what it does for its member networks’ websites is, through the use of its neural network-based algorithm, it assesses the interests of the visitors, calculates the likelihood of targeted actions for all advertiser offers, and choose the most suitable advertisement. Basically, Ubex tackles the issue of low confidence in purchasing digital advertising for its members.

UBEX is token is an ERC-20 type token. But the UBEX token is neither a security nor a utility token, it is a payment token and will be used within an operational application. There are a couple of factors for which we believe UBEX is going to be a very valuable token in future. Let’s start with their ICO event stat first.

UBEX directly started with their ICO campaign instead of opting for a pre-sale or private sale. The token sale started on May 21 and though initially it was supposed to end on August 13, the team is holding another token sale till September 30, offering a total of 2,880,000,000 UBEX tokens for the entire ICO. Throughout the event the UBEX team has offered varied weekly bonuses – starting with 20%. There is no bonus offered for August 14 – September 30 token sale.

To check how successful their token sale went consider these two facts. First, the UBEX team were able to hit their soft cap goal of 4,000 ETH (1,802,760 USD) on the first day. Second, after they managed to hit their initial hard cap goal of 24,000 ETH (10,816,560 USD) by August 13, the team has increased the target to 28,800 ETH to raise within the extended ICO period. The team has managed to raise 24,548 ETH i.e. about 85% of their hard cap goal so far. With 43 days to go, they will hit their new hard cap target for sure. The current UBEX token price is 0.00001 ETH i.e. $0.0029 USD, which is very cheap, and you can buy the UBEX token via ETH, BTC, and LTC, well only if you are not from the US, Iran, or North Korea.

Probably the two strongest factors we believe this token has a great future is – a very strong team and the market potential it is targeting.

The team has more than 30 specialists with their fields ranging from marketing to Information Technology with some of them have more than 10 years of experience. Separately it is worth highlighting that part of the team focused on the development of the community around Ubex, apparently, the target market of the project is primarily the Asian market.

Artem Chestnov – CEO and Co-founder of Ubex, he has a background in marketing, mostly focused on the European market. He was also Ex-Marketing Director of AB InBev, Belgium. He is a specialist in the blockchain technology, brand and product launches, portfolio strategy, and promotions. Artem did his MBA from   INSEAD and also has a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management from The Baltic State Technical University and spent most of his career in the Netherlands and Belgium. He was head of marketing and innovations for a major consumer goods company.

Daniel Biesuz – An expert at the intersection of law, business, and technology, Daniel Biesuz is one of the co-founders and Head of Legal of Ubex. He is also the Advisor to many Blockchain & ICO Companies. He closes the gap between new tech and traditional legal and financial business. He has built his career in the legal space, helping the M&A process of companies in Switzerland.

Dan Gartman – He is now CTO of Ubex. He is a master of Artificial Neural Networks and a Data Science Certified Engineer. He is also quite experienced with Google TensorFlow, GoLang, Solidity and React.js. Gartman was raised in a family of engineers and after completing graduation, he engaged himself in researching electromagnetic waves and physics of solid objects and worked as a web developer at the same time. Gartman had also performed Artificial Network Classification for the Bank Marketing Data which was used as a basis for ADAM and increased the client’s trust by moving core system logic to blockchain (Solidity, Javascript, GoLang).

Andrew Rippon – Andrew, a Blockchain technologies specialist, is the COO of Ubex. He is also a BLOCKCHAIN & ICO Technology and Investment Advisor, a Blockchain Investment Partner, the Co-Founder of Fiduxa and the  Board Advisor at EVEN & SKYFChain. He was previously the advisor to Smart Dubai Office, an initiative of the Executive Office of HH Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and the DESIGN AUTHORITY for the Smart Dubai Platform. He is Fluent in English, French, Italian, and Spanish.

Ekaterina Anthony – She is the Head of Global Sales at Ubex AI. Ekaterina is also the CEO & Founder of FINVESTECH.ch, marketing and legal solutions for ICO/TGO/Crypto Funds. She is a Graduate in Economics and an MBA in finance management from California State University. She has more than 20 years of experience in sales and business development management. She is based in Switzerland and an active member of the Crypto Valley in Zug.

Alberto Maiorana – Alberto is Ubex’s Strategic Partner. He is also a Senior Regional Manager (International Markets) of The Pokémon Company International from Jan 2017. He has more 15 years of experience in marketing and business development and has been working with GM, English Premier League, Star Wars, KHL, UEFA Champions League and on the international level, particularly across Europe.

UBEX has 5 solid advisors having quite an influential status in the community, which can provide substantial support to the project.

Sergio Pereira – Advertising and blockchain advisor at Ubex AI, he is a financial expert with over 15 years of experience. He is also the co-founder and managing director at ComparaJá. He is also the co-founder and managing director at ComparaJá.

Sergiu Draganus – The Co-founder and CEO of CryptoCoin.Pro is an IT specialist with over 18 years of experience. He is also a Co-Founder at Swiss Crypto Exchange AG, Zürich, in Switzerland. He has also attended as a speaker on Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain innovation and Big Data Acquisition projects. He was associated with many leading IT companies and crypto projects as CEO, Concept Architect, Board member, and technical advisor.

Ali Kassab – He has over 20 years of experience across multinational cloud software and digital payment companies.

Javier Gonzalez – Javier is the founder of VentureSpec and is the Senior Partner of Southern Europe – Avolta Partners. He is a former Rocket Internet MD and at present gives boutique advisory services.

Igor Selivanov – Igor is a Senior Full-Stack & Blockchain Engineer, advising UBEX on the blockchain.

The digital advertising market growing dynamically. According to UBEX’s analysis, the total volume of the advertising market is an estimated $500 billion in 2017, 39% of which belongs to the digital segment. The revenue of programmatic advertising was $24 billion, and it is projected to grow to $42 billion by 2020. However, the data of Statista analytical portal shows the digital advertising market was worth about $247 billion in 2017 – a slightly higher value.

Though at this time the US lead the chart on volume of the digital ad spending, eMarketer shows higher growth rates for the cost of digital advertising in China than in the US, with the gap quickly closing. Where in 2017 US spent $82.28 billion, China spent $54.16 billion. By 2020, the projected spending of China will be $93.25 billion against the US’s $113.18 billion. So UBEX’s focus on the Asian market is definitely a visionary decision.

Though there are UBEX-like services such as MAD Network, Adshares, Exchain etc., none is as feature-rich as UBEX. Ubex is not just a place for algorithmic traffic purchase, but a system in which artificial intelligence plays a main role, unlike others. In Ubex, AI constantly improves the quality of advertising purchases, makes qualitative detection of fraud and causes the least rejection of the audience, as it shows the most relevant advertising. Therefore, with more number of users, its token will be very valuable. Also, Ubex platform has the ability to create campaigns to solve the advertiser’s tasks at various stages of the sales process.

Once UBEX’s main product launches in March 2019 (scheduled), we expect a significant increase in token demand. So considering it become successful and start with their established business processes and neural network algorithms as planned, Ubex has excellent long-term prospects and looks quite scalable.

WePower

Our next bet is on WePower – a well-designed project dealing with green energy distribution. Though it has come later in the market, after the launch of PoweLedger which is competing on a shared market, WePower ICO result has proved investors definitely see something in it.

WePower Tokens called WPR was released for sale on February 1, 2018, and though it was supposed to go on till February 14, it ended on the very next day (Feb 2) as the target of $40 million was met. WPR is an ERC-20 type token and was limited to 0.2 ETH to each buyer. It shows the level of positive response We Power received from the global investors.  

WePower provides fundraising platform for green energy producers and sale their produced energy upfront. The tokens issued by energy producers represent the energy they commit to produce and deliver in the future. The WePower model allows for energy producers to trade directly with the green energy buyers i.e. consumers and investors and raise capital by selling energy upfront, at below market rates. This helps the producer to raise fund for the development and running the organization.

In turn, investors benefit from the energy share donated by the producers with respect to the tokens held by the investors. Investors can either sell or use the energy to liquefy their investments. Investors will get 0.9% per token worth of energy from the producers as a donation, 1WPR token=1kWh. This idea provides benefit to both the parties and raise the interest of more investors as well as encourage startup green energy producers to bring out their product in the market without going through the hassle of taking the support of the investment plans of finance organizations like banks.

The global renewable energy market has experienced multi-billion-dollar investments. Though stat from Bloomberg New Energy Finance shows that in 2016 investments took a significant dip than the previous year, it is to be noted here that there is no set trend of investments over the years. The problem is that the global renewable energy market has been highly centralized and often subsidized, and we believe that substantial capital expenditure requirements and long payback periods are the reason for the trouble of finding investors. But with WePower’s decentralized energy sharing platform where investors and producers (even consumers able to share their excess energy) can make use of the tokenized energy as per their need likely to renew interest.

If there’s one thing we have to pick that make for the case of WePower, that will be its list of partners and support for the project. WePowers is supported by the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania. The project has become a global initiative backed up by several global green energy producers like Civistas projects, Conquista Solar and Novocorex. It has managed to connect more than 1000 MW solar power capacity of plants together via its platform. Apart from this, WePower project is backed up by one of the most innovative transmission systems operators in Europe, Elering. Elering has set the goal of tokenizing all Estonian energy sector via WePower platform.

The Australian Energy Track program selected WePower as one of the 11 electric power projects for Startupbootcamp Accelerator (SBC) program. This allowed WePower to launch itself in the Australian market together with Energy Australia, the largest energy company in the region and Spotless – starting an energy campaign in Australia. Electric retailing companies like 220 Energia operating in a number of countries mostly in the Nordic and Baltic region has joined WePower to tokenize energy sector.

WePower shares the idea of sharing surplus green energy (say solar) between consumers with PowerLedger. But the WePower white paper reveals that their development plan is much more thorough and well-thought out.

The WePower team has highly experienced professionals with most of them associated with the energy industry for more than 10 years.

Nikolaj Martyniuk – Co-founder and CEO of the company with more than ten years of experience in renewable energy. He has led big brands like Modus Energija, and was a partner of Contrarian Ventures – a firm also deals in smart grid projects. At WePower he is responsible for strategy and business development. He has also worked at JSC Renvia as Head of Biogas Department.

Artūras Asakavičius – He is another Co-founder of WePower with a strong background in regulation and Fintech. He has led a team of five lawyers at FinTech, handled all blockchain and cryptocurrency related businesses of the most reputed law firm of the Baltic-Sorainen. Apart from also being a former chairman of Lithuanian Fintech Association he has been recognized twice as a Lithuanian Crowdfunding Patron by the EU Commission. At WePower he is looking into the investor relations and legal aspects of the business.

Kaspar Kaarlep –  Kaspar is the CTO of WePower. He was appointed as CTO of a large National DSO, he worked on smart grid challenge and integration of green energy for the past seven years. He was in charge of development and execution of DSO strategies and plans a well as he also managed total operations and Information technology and operation technology. He is also widely known to speak at European conferences regarding energy systems digitalization, specializing in building and implementing big data analytics systems and smart meters.

Heikki Kolk – Energy IOT Expert at WePower. Heikki is the Principal Consultant for Catapult Lab’s consulting services team where he leads the overall activity of WePower’s three consulting service offerings: Systems Integration, Post-Security Risk Assessment Support, and Business Analysis & IT Governance Support. Prior to working at Catapult Labs, Heikki worked for Elektrilevi, holding different positions over 10 years.

There’s a strong team of advisors consulting WePower as well.

  • Jon Matonis – founding Director of the Bitcoin Foundation and Chairman of Globitex.
  • Eyal Hertzog – Founder of MetaCafe.
  • David Allen Cohen – founder and Chairman of Dcntral.
  • Trevor Townsend – Startupbootcamp Australia energy program manager.
  • Nimrod Lehavi – Co-founder and CEO at Simplex and board member of the Israeli Bitcoin Association.

So to summarize, what is going for WePower is a professional team with proven experience in the relevant fields, a strong approach to marketing the project, a very detailed development roadmap, detailed necessary materials for investors and, very active collaboration with state institutions and commercial structures.

Quadrant

Quadrant is a blockchain-based platform focusing on creating a blueprint for mapping varied data sources, thus offering data with authenticity to users and at the same time incentivize data producers and vendors. Before delving into why we firmly believe Quadrant’s token is going to be valuable, first let us examine how their ICO went.

The Quadrant token is an ERC-20 type token and is called eQUAD. Their ICO, online from June 26 to July 26, raised $16 million which is 80% of their hard cap target of $20 million. Out of the total 1 billion eQUAD token generated, 40% is offered in the crowdsale. The price of 1 eQUAD is  0.0441 USD. This eQUAD token will likely be converted to another token called QUAD, a network utility token, which will be used to stamp data, support access structures, for subscription payments, and for staking by Elons ( companies or individuals who innovate product from data).

Quadrant uses Proof of Authority consensus. The platform incentivizes both data producers and vendors for utilizing their data or data products each time those are used. This is possible because of Quadrant’s Data Stamping Protocol. Both the suppliers and consumers of data can create Constellations, the grouping of different data, thus allowing for the nesting of revenue share. Also Guardian Nodes help in building blocks onto the Quad Chain and anchoring them to a public chain.

Quadrant has a very strong team with some of them having more than a decade of experience in their relevant fields.

Mike Davie – Founder and CEO of Quadrant, Mike has more than 10 years of experience. He is also the founder and CEO of DataStreamX, the world’s first online marketplace for real-time data. and had been a speaker at ICT and Big Data conferences 2014 – 2017. Mike was a member of the Advanced Mobile Product Strategy Division at Samsung.

Barkha Jasani – Director of Engineering at Quadrant. She is also the engineering director for DataStreamX, and before that was a senior Java programmer, technical lead, and project manager at N-Xperts Solutions, and has been in software engineering for over a decade.  She has received the National Award for building e-Governance portal for RPSC.

Sharique Azam – Big Data and Blockchain Engineer,  Azam is a master of big data analysis and architecture. He will oversee the core blockchain development for Quadrant. He has held multiple roles at DataStreamX, including software engineering and data engineering. Winner of Tech in Asia Hackathon 2014, Singapore and winner of NUS iCreate Mobility Challenge 2014 – InfiniteLoopers (Team).

Roger Ganga – Head of Data Science and Smart Contracts — Ganga is responsible for the machine learning and data science operations of Quadrant, and contributes to their blockchain development as the prototypes their Data Smart Contracts. He is an accomplished Solidity engineer with several years of training.

The advisor team of Quadrant has experienced individuals from diverse fields.

Dorjee Sun – Chief Operations Officer at Santiment. 15+ years (Distributed ledger technology consultant. Currently advising Quadrant Protocol, Devery.io, Loki, Blue Frontiers, Airbloc, etc.)

Benedict Chan – Technical Advisor of Quadrant. Chief Technology Officer at BitGo. Have 10+ years of experience. Partners at Fragenetics LLC.

Pavel Bains – Technical Advisor. Chief Executive Officer at Bluzelle, 20+ years of experience. A blockchain pioneer, financial analyst, BA in Marketing & International Business.

Hari Krishnan – Strategic Growth Advisor at the firm. Chief Executive Officer at Property Guru. Currently also advising billionBRICKS, DataStreamX, and HackerTrail. 15+ years of experience.

Everett Leonidas – Corporate Partnerships Advisor. Currently advising Quadrant Protocol, DataStreamX, Biofourmis, etc. Have 10+ years of experience.

Jeremy Seow – Market Advisor. Partner at ChainRock. Previously worked as a Senior Product Manager at Zendesk where he built and shipped the Zendesk Message product.

The most valuable resources of our world are data and the industry is worth $100 billion. And Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple are the only giants that capitalize on it.  But with the recent data security and privacy issues, Quadrant fills the gap nicely and naturally. And the firms working with AI have an appetite for as much data they can get. The International Data Corporation (IDC) valued the revenue of Global Big Data and Business Analytics at USD 130.1 billion annually in 2016, and the number is expected to grow to over USD 200 billion by 2020.

Both Ocean Protocol and Streamr uses global data, and validation but doesn’t offer the level of transparency, authenticity and trust factor for data integrity like Quadrant. If you ask what is so special about Quadrant over competitors like Ocean, Streamr, Synapse AI and IOTA, it is that the platform provides Elons the opportunity to innovate using a diverse array of mapped data sources. In short, while pioneers create data products based on the data provided by data providers, Elons take those products, find linkages and then create mega Constellations. Companies use this data for various services, and every contributor of the chain get fairly compensated.

The good news is it’s been a couple of months that Quadrant’s testnet has launched, their working prototype has done data stamping- has been operating successfully, and the mainnet is on the way.

So let’s summarize – Quadrant’s ambitious idea, successful testnet and impending mainnet in a valuable fast-growing market, vastly experienced skilled team, and inspire economic potential to speak volume of the immense possibility of the project.  

Solve. Care

Solve.Care platform utilizes blockchain technology to reduce the enormous global clinical and IT system costs associated with our current healthcare system. Here, authority is delegated to the patients for better access to care, streamlining physician tasks, and timely and accurate payments by the healthcare administrators.

The Solve.Care token is called CAN – an ERC-20 type token priced at 0.1 USD during ICO. The ICO ran from March 31 to May 1 this year, perfectly hitting their hard cap goal of $20 million. Out of their 1 billion total supply, 350 million tokens were sold during their presale and ICO events. The CAN token is needed for wallet subscription, card subscription and using of Care.Coin for payments. The token value will vary, be tradable on crypto exchanges, and be used for Care.Marketplace purchases. Transactions involving Care.Coins will require CAN tokens for emission and transaction fees. The more CAN token is used and transacted on the platform, the more valuable it should be.

Patients and providers will use Care.Wallet, a blockchain app for communication and care management with Care.Cards and Care.Coins for full control over information and actions. Care.Cards are applications that can be downloaded from the Care.Marketplace that helps to build the platform’s management system. They will automate healthcare processes, coordinate all interactions between stakeholders, handle billing system and so on. Care.Coin, a Solve.Care’s token will make the payment system transparent and immutable. One more component called Care.Vault will be built for data management on the platform including its safety and access permissions. All these components and processes between them are synchronized by using Care.Protocol.

The team has more than 50 members including some experienced individuals especially the CEO.

Pradeep Goel – CEO of Solve.Care. He has been in the CEO, COO, CIO, and CTO roles at various tech companies for over 25 years, including EngagePoint, Noridian BlueCross BlueShield of North Dakota, and Dakota Imaging which was acquired by WebMD. He was deeply involved in designed and building solutions for public programs such as Medicaid, children health insurance, Medicare, SNAP, TANF, mental health, and others.

Vadym Vorobiov, CTO – Vadym’s career in software development has been related to product design, development, and adoption. He has spent over 10 years in the Health and Human Services sector, building and deploying enterprise systems for government and commercial organizations.

Vlad Fedorenko – Serving as Backend Dev Team Lead, Vlad has worked as a freelance Java developer, and developer/team lead for Devster Lab before joining the Solve.Care team.

Artem Grygoryev – Web Dev Team Lead at solve.Care, Artem was a web developer for Medicalaser, Farrosoft, and NextGenDev.

The advisory team includes

David Randall –  Senior Policy Advisor to the firm. A Ph.D. holder and a Resident Scholar with the American Research and Policy Institute

James Moran –  Strategic Advisor to Solve.Care. A former US Representative for the 8th congressional district of Virginia.

Donald Upson – Strategic Advisor, Donald is a former Cabinet Secretary of Technology for Virginia.

Chris Peterson – Strategic Advisor. Managing Principal of Arbor Strategies, LLC.

Andrey Zamovskiy –  CEO of Ambisafe and fChief Blockchain Evangelist for Propy Inc.

Solve.Care has acquired Ukrsoft – a firm with clients such as Delta Airlines, Boeing, and Department of Defense. The firm has signed a multi-year contract with Arizona Care Network, a healthcare delivery organization, that is responsible for managing care for 250,000 citizens, 5,000 providers, and 200+ facilities in Arizona, US. Should the pilot becomes successful, Solve Care would have a much easier time persuading other companies or government agencies to follow suit. Solve.CAre has partnered with Dinocrates group to offer their service to Government agencies.

Care.Card allows third-party dApps, obviously health-related to be hosted on top of it. This provides a substantial potential for the usage of the platform.According to the Solve.Care white paper, the healthcare administration actually costs about 7% to 30% of total healthcare spending, the bulk of which is the result of inefficient processes, effort duplications, and data system silos. This is because of poor coordination between consumer, provider, and insurance company. Nearly 15-25% of all money spent on benefits ends up getting spent on IT, administrative processes, and duplication of effort, tracking which are difficult. That’s where Solve.Care comes in cutting these extra costs and thus lower the health cost worldwide.

COTI

COTI is building a platform that creates payment networks over DAG. It offers merchants, payment service providers, developers and financial organizations with a full solution that can help them replace cash, credit cards, and banks. COTI provides a full solution: an infrastructure and services layer with a number of applications.

COTI’s token sale will start on September 15 and end on October 1. In the community pre-sale, COTI managed to raise a $3 million fund, and that in 27 hours. The firm’s hard cap goal is $30 million USD. COTI is an ERC-20 token and It will be exchanged for the intra-platform currency after the ICO and the launch of the full version of its network.

COTI network offers low-to-zero fees, buyer-seller protections, a robust Trust Scoring Engine and decentralized Mediation System. COTI is very well-documented and offers a very good strategic view which feels very professional. There are three full-fledged documents that disclose the project from the parameters of the token sale, the business model, and technical features. Each document is well-worked, including design and presentation.

Unlike other blockchain-based fintech solutions, COTI’s decentralization based on the directed acyclic graph (DAG) and the principle of confirming a transaction based on a Trust Engine with an assigned Trust Score is very promising. The network also uses a Trust Scoring Mechanism to solve the problem of trust between parties to transactions, including those in goods and services. Transactions become safer with the use of escrow. COTI has also come up with a mediation system for dispute resolution.

COTi’s team has some exceptional members –

Shahaf Bar-Geffen –  CEO of COTI, he is the Co-Founder and Former CEO of WEB3, a leading provider of digital media advertising solutions. Since founding the company in 2006, Shahaf has led WEB3 to become a leading multinational digital marketing firm. Shahaf holds a B.Sc degree in Biotech and Economics from Tel Aviv University (magna cum laude) and is an Israeli Air Force officer (Major, reserves)

Erol Hallufgil – Research and Software Engineer at the firm. Erol previously headed up the developer team at TechChain Solutions. He holds a master’s degree in mathematics from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.  

Yoni Neeman – Software Engineer, Yoni is a full-stack software engineer, with extensive experience in fintech and mobile applications. He previously worked as an integration team leader in the risk management project of UMTB Bank, and as a mobile gaming SDK engineer. Before joining COTI, he developed DSS software for algorithmic trading purposes. He holds a degree in Computer Science from Tel-Aviv University.

Dr. Nir Haloani – CTO of COTI. Nir is an innovator in the areas of data compression, AI, and machine learning and has earned the prestigious Master Inventor title for authoring over 13 patents in these fields. He has over 19 years’ experience leading research and development teams at a number of tech companies and was the former co-founder and CTO of Infima Technologies, which was later acquired by IBM. Nir holds a BSc degree in computer science and mathematics from Tel Aviv University, as well as a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Bar-Ilan University.

Anton Suslonov – Anton brings to COTI wide-ranging expertise in blockchain technology, applied mathematics, and data science. Recently, he has contributed to the Wings Foundation as an Economic Analyst dealing with various blockchain projects. Previously, he worked in IT and risk management roles for a finance company in Russia. He holds a degree in Applied Mathematics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.

The advisors of COTi includes –

Dr. Matt McBrady – Former CIO & MD of BlackRock. He has held senior roles at Silver Creek Capital and Bain Capital.

Steven Heilbron – He has served as the global head of private banking and the joint CEO of Investec Bank in London.

Avi Chesed – Avi is the co-founder and CEO of Processing.com. He was previously chair of the board of directors of Transact Europe Holdings.

Gred Kidd – Co-founder of Hard Yaka and an early investor in numerous startups in the exchange space including Ripple, where he served as CRO, Shift, Coinbase and 3taps, and previously Square and Twitter.

Lindsey Maule – CEO of Luna capital

COTI has partnered with Processing.com which a large network of customers, and Transact Europe which is a European bank able to issue debit cards. Both partnerships will definitely prove to be extremely useful for its development.

The COTI platform is experiencing more and more user and merchant sign-ups. As of June 26, 2018, there were over 50,000 users and 4,500 merchants signed up indicating serious demand. Therefore the popularity of the project within the community is great and that is exactly what can drive the token value.

The main factor in the value of COTI currency will certainly be the popularity of the ecosystem among the community and business. The project is aimed at a wide range of merchants and the e-commerce sector. The level of security and efficiency of the COTI architecture in combination may prove to be one of the highest among its competitors.

A strong experienced team, detailed and well-documented strategy and initial popularity before the ICO are what going for COTI token. Though not really an ingenious idea, targeting a trillion dollar market, COTI token has high chances to make it to the top. You can question its position against IoT-blockchain projects that are coming up, and that is true, but with their product launch in 2019, they are likely to innovate based on a solid foundation it is already offering.

Truegame

The Truegame project is an iGambling platform based on blockchain technology aimed at all participants in the casino industry. The features of the company include more than a dozen playable games like prize draws, lotteries, giftboxes, and scratch cards.

Truegame token is called TGAME and it is an ERC-20 type utility token. The total number of tokens issued is 300,000,000 and 70% of them are available for sale. Note here that there will be no additional token issue. Their hard cap goal was $9 million USD and the soft cap was $2 million. The ICO started on Apr 16, 2018, and ended on Apr 30, 2018, raising 3,426,445.00 USD. You can get 9,250 TGAME tokens for 1 ETH. One thing to note here is that they closed their private funding just within 24 hours and they claim that they had refused additional capital offering.

The team consists of specialists from the fields of gambling, blockchain development, and jurisprudence – all the necessary specialists to make the project very successful. Legal support is also provided by Esteban van Goor (Megalodon Capital, Baker McKenzie, Deloitte)

Dmitry Danilov – CEO of Trugame. Dmitry has 15 years of online sales experience with Ottogroup.com, one of the largest online stores in the world. Project developer since 2016. He is also a partner in the following online stores: Quelle, Zalando, Klingel, Bonprix. Co-owner of catalogi.ru. CRM Solution providing company web development since 2010.

Dmitry Shchuvatov – CMO at TRugame. A specialist in digital marketing with 10 years of experience, founder of the Mediagiants Company, co-founder of Corestore Online Trading Ltd., Corestore.ru

Tatiana Munteani – Token listing specialist. She is a specialist in interaction with cryptographic exchanges. Engaged in the launch of tokens on exchanges, has successful experience with the launch of Revain project tokens (market capitalization of Revain tokens is more than $230 mln.)

Shivang Shekhar – Blockchain developer. He is an entrepreneur with experience in the computer programming industry, a developer of innovative and advanced technologies.

The advisory board includes –

Arvind Upadhyay – Co-founder / COO at Glück Games, with the company since 2018; one of the founders of a number of companies: Whow games, 3luckyguys, Blue Terra Ventures, Glück Games and Anchor Point Marketing; as an advisor or investor Arvind focuses on online games based on the blockchain.

Bogdan Fiedur – Blockchain advisor. With the Truegame company since February 2018. He has experience in setting up network environments, launching and maintaining servers. Experience in online advertising. 24 years of experience in IT.

Benjamin Föckersperger – the co-founder/CEO at Esports.com, with Truegame since February 2018, has 10 years of experience in creating online gaming businesses. Owner and co-founder of Blue Terra Ventures UG since 2014.

The main purpose for the TGAME utility token is to access games and giveaways on the Truegame platform and to enable placing bets. So an increase in the number of users and the number of lotteries provided by the platform will be the main factors for its price growth. The project team has already implemented and launched a traditional and widely known lottery called 6/49 on the European gambling market, and also has developed two of their own lotteries called Blockchain Ball and Crypto Million, featuring large jackpots.

One of the most interesting features of Trugame is its architecture which will allow it to switch from its current Ethereum platform to any other in the future. This will allow the platform to increase transaction processing speed and reduce transaction cost, thereby increasing house edge. It will also have more payment systems, integrate third-party services and provide white label iGaming solutions for other market participants.

As seen in the case of projects like Edgeless, Trueflip, and Smartbillions, we do have therefore reason to believe that tokens of blockchain-based gambling projects tend to show good growth after ICO. Additionally there are a number of unique features it has over the above projects – the project has created its own development department instead of using solutions from ready-made white labels, all games on the platform are created based on smart contracts, the code is publicly available, and the firm plans to obtain gaming licenses in several countries soon.

The online gaming industry has experienced tremendous growth over the years and is expected to grow explosively. In 2017, the evaluation stands at about $47 billion as opposed to $41 billion in 2016. Statistical analysis projects this value to rise to $59.79 billion by 2020. Research and markets analysts predict that the world market for online gambling will grow with CAGR of 9.36% in the period 2017–2021.

Though the gaming industry is very populated and highly competitive, Trugame token will be popular and experience huge growth because of such a huge market, well-rounded specialized team, and unique features of the platform. Truegame is confident that its token value will rise in coming years exponentially.

Play2Live

Launched in the gaming and VR industry, the Play2Live platform focuses on streaming services, content, and practical-needs generation for gamers, offering interactive features and monetizing tools. The Play2Live whitepaper shows the project scope is in eSports and gaming, betting and exchange of external items, Live and VOD broadcasting of game content, and  VR. Unlike streaming services like YouTube where streamers earn from advertisements, the streaming platform gives a huge amount of manual control to the streamers, allowing him to decide how much, when and what advertisement to show, even up to manually turning on videos in between broadcasts. The platform allows its users to invite a streamer to perform a task for a fee during streaming.

The Ethereum blockchain is not used for the Play2Live ecosystem, instead, the team is developing its own network called Level Up Chain. The platform allows viewers to earn in 5 different ways – through advertising, Voting, Internet channel sharing by P2P CDN, by performing tasks set by streamers, Betting and gambling. And the streamers can earn in 11 different ways as compared to 5 regular ones on the existing streaming platform. One such example is if users provide computing power for the CDN to increase the speed of streaming. This is how Play2Live differs from its competitors like Arcblock, Pundi X, SapphireCoin, TrakInvest, GIMMER, KWHCoin.

As for their ICO, the Play2Live team started their ICO on February 12, 2018, and ended on March 5, 2018, hitting their hard cap goal of $30 million. The ERC-20 type token called LUC is valued at $0.05 USD. There was a total of 1,308,800,000 tokens available for sale. The token has already been listed with HitBTC and YoBit.

The Play2Live ecosystem shares the platform revenue with users via the buyback of tokens from the market i.e. revenue burning. Also, the team plans to share profits from the project after reaching the operating profit, and it is obliged to destroy up to 25% of tokens from the profits. This mechanism is extremely beneficial in terms of stimulating the value of the token.

Play2Live boasts an outstanding and experienced team –

Alexey Burdyko – CEO and Founder of Play2Live. He has experience in eSports of more than 7 years; one of the trailblazers in the eSports industry in Russia and CIS. Founder of one of the largest eSports holdings in Russia and CIS – Game Show Media Holding, valued by Ernst and Young at $36.8M. Alexey held 35 esports tournaments in total, including intercontinental eSports show matches. Work experience with major streaming platforms such as Twitch.tv, Hitbox.tv, Azubu.tv, Mail.Ru Group (VK.com, OK.RU)

Dmitry Kochnev – COO at Play2Live. Former Director of eSports at Mail.Ru Group. In 2013–2015, he was managing director of Rambler.Ru, the third largest Russian media portal. Since 2010, Dmitry has acted as COO of GameNet, a social network for gamers, and COO of Xsolla, a payment solution for games. In 2006–2010 Dmitry was VP Business Development at Astrum Online Entertainment, an online game publisher, later acquired by Mail.Ru Group.  

Inna Moroz – CBDO at the firm and former Head of Co-branding and Licensing Global, Head of Merchandize Licensing Global in Wargaming. 16 years of successful management experience, business development and marketing in the gaming industry including promotion, co-branding, deal origination and licensing. Successful track record in international publishing including eSports.

Orhan Zeynalli – Blockchain CTO. Graphene evangelist. Solid experience in developing projects in the blockchain industry on the Bitshares and Graphene platforms in the USA and Europe. Has launched more than 10 projects. CTO / co-founder for Blockchain platform for travelers (mapala.net), SmartData for Travel Market (Travelchain) – CTO / co-founder. Creating a machine-learning project (Aigents) using blockchain social platforms Steemit & Golos – PM.

Alexey Kuznetsov – Lead developer (streaming core). He has served as CTO Rutube.ru, Co-founder and CTO Minutta, CTO Inventos — broadcasting for NTV+ Co-founder, and CTO TvBit, a TV-like media streaming experience service from social news feeds.

The advisors to the firm are –

Can Yang – VP of Global Business Development for Imba TV, CBO of Team MVP

David Drake – Managing Partner at LDJ LP Fund Investments

Victor Martyn – CEO and Owner of GosuGamers

Greg Limon – Founder of Canada Capital Group Inc.

Stan Milc – Co-Founder of Planet Partners

Anton Arganovsky – President, Agranovsky IT; Ex. Destiny Development

Richard Kastelein – Co-Founder, Cryptoassets Design Group

Reuben Godfrey – Advisor at Playkey

An analysis shows that the Interactive Media segment is expected to grow faster than Digital Games. It is expected that the share of Interactive Media of the total revenue will increase from 7.7% in 2017 to 26.9% in 2020 and the CAGR of the segment will be about 77%. Regarding VR, this market will be one of the most promising in the coming years. The VR technology is already sufficiently developed to make VR content available to the mass consumer, it is just up to the content producers.

The study by SUPERDATA provided a very interesting forecast on the dynamics of the VR segment – within four years the segment will show explosive growth that will make the VR segment more than noticeable – $3.7 billion in 2017 to $28.38 billion in 2020. Here is another interesting fact for you – the number of Gaming Video Content (GVC) audience is 665 million, more than HBO, HULU, Netflix and ESPN combined (325 million) in 2017.

Cappasity

Cappasity offers its blockchain platform to create, rent and sell 3D products and offer its services for businesses. It is a decentralized AR/VR (Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality) ecosystem for 3D content exchange. The infrastructure of the platform will be based on the Ethereum blockchain system, the application of which will allow users to register the copyrights to their work and monitor the fair distribution of compensation between all stakeholders using smart contracts for transactions. With this platform, the distribution of 3D content is made easy and fast for ordinary people as well as businesses. It ensures that participants will have access to tools for productive interactions.

 

Cappasity has a huge potential to become something big in the next one to 5 years, because of the solution it offers. Digi-Capital quotes forecasted volumes for the AR/VR industry at $108 billion by 2021 against $2.7 billion in 2016, i.e. 40-fold growth for 5 years. Goldman Sachs, an American multinational investment bank, and financial services company, estimates that the 3D industry could be worth as much as $35 billion by 2025.

 

Cappasity team conducted their ICO from February 22, 2018, to March 22, 2018, raising $2,360,000 USD. The CAPP token is ERC-20 type token and has an average price of $0.01 USD. It has an ROI value if 25% as of the time of writing. The Cappasity utility token (CAPP) is issued as a digital payment coin or token to use as fuel to run AR/VR/3D content exchange among the ecosystem participants from around the world.

 

Cappasity regularly receives a high level of user response on various social media and crypto-news channels because of several reasons. It has an established product, service and user base. The CAPP token is used for purchasing services and content on Cappasity ecosystem. Now the features of Cappasity platform are designed to be open to third-party developers using Unreal Engine, Apple ARKit, Unity, and the Google ARCore technology. As of today, the platform is used by 1.7 million users for 3D content.

Cappasity’s team has members having really impressive resumes.

Kosta Popov – CEO and Founder of Cappasity and that for more than 10 years. Since 2014, under Kosta’s leadership, the company successfully raised over $4M and launched the Cappasity platform and 3D digitizing software in 2017. He is an expert in SaaS solutions, 3D technologies, and mobile applications.

Natalie Reyes – As Chief of Sales at Cappasity Inc, she is responsible for increasing brand awareness, driving sales and driving revenue. She aligns Cappasity’s objectives with the business plan through active involvement in sales strategy development, corporate strategic planning, and forecasting and is accountable for effective sales organization design. She also establishes and maintains productive peer-to-peer relationships with customers and partners.

Alex Chegaev – Alex is the Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder at Cappasity Inc. Having excellent knowledge in blockchain and 3D technologies, Alex has worked with Kosta as a technical guide for several cross-platform software projects. He was listed as a programmer in Manual of “Depth Hunter”, developed by the Biart.

Julia Kasiyanova – She is the Business Development Manager at Cappasity Inc. She has done her Master’s degree in Science (MSc), from King’s College, London and Bachelor’s degree in Arts from the University of Greenwich.

Marianna Weber – Marianna is one of the Co-Founders of Cappasity and its current CBDO. She has Bachelor of Business Studies, Business Administration and Management degrees from Lancaster University.

The advisors for Cappasity are –

Jim Theberge – Theberge is an Emmy Award-winning advanced media executive consistently recognized for innovation and market execution. He is a successful entrepreneur & startup veteran with numerous industry awards and firsts.

Leo Batalov – Leo Batalov, Partner, Global Co-Head Emerging Growth Companies & Venture Capital at DLA Piper.

Jeff Smith – an executive with over 30 years of international and domestic high technology sales. Jeff has been an angel investor for quite a few startups.

So to summarize, what is working for Cappasity are a fully functioning powerful 3D content company, offers the platform to developers from different techs, founders are experienced, and a clear idea of project development.

XYO Network

XYO Network is a unique kind of blockchain project. XYO Network aka Oracle Network is working to allow the developers, like those writing smart contracts for blockchain platforms, to interact with the physical world like the way it was an API and that too without the involvement of a centralized third party entity. The abstractions of the platform make the verification of location trustless.

The network will be built over existing 1,000,000 devices in the world. Bluetooth and GPS devices of the company allow the people to place physical tracking beacons on the things they want to keep track of – the IoT way. These things could include expensive items, luggage, automobiles etc. Users can always locate these objects on their smartphone application.

XYO  team conducted their token sale from March 20, 2018, to May 21, 2018, raising about $12 million. The ERC-20 type token is called XYO and it is a network utility token. During the ICO, the token price of 1 XYO was $0.0236 USD. After the main sale, the team will not create any more XYO tokens. So, the tokens purchased during the main sale by the investors become a finite and scarce resource, which benefit and reward those who purchased them during the sale.

In their whitepaper, the team has described the developed ecosystem and services extremely carefully. And this is one of those few projects that have both business documentation and separate technical documentation, which showcases the software entities of the architecture and the Proof of Location protocol being created.

There are millions of Bluetooth and GPS devices in the world that can work in a single network and therefore transform the whole structure of the modern world. The widespread development of wireless broadband networks, the development of cloud technologies and the reduction in the price of mobile devices make IoT the most prominent technology of the next decade. XYO’s merit is in building a network based on an innovative idea that would fit into the concepts of IoT and IoE and would be partially their basis.

The application of the XYO Network is quite wide as their website presents 7 use cases – e-commerce, medical, rental cars, airlines, insurance, securitas, and drones. This coverage leads XYO Network to a market of almost unlimited potential. So, the XYO Network will receive a huge demand from many sectors of the economy since geolocation-confirmed data on any object in the offline world will remove the current limitations and will contribute to the development of stand-alone digital systems.

The team has adopted economic methods for balancing supply and demand which will help contain the volatility in the market in the long term. As a result, the risk level for the token holders will decrease.

The team members have immense experience under their belt.

Arie Trouw – Founder and Architect of XYO NEtwork. He is an accomplished serial entrepreneur with a rich history of technological breakthroughs and business successes.

Scott Schepher – Co-founder and Head of Marketing. He has worked on many exciting ventures with a talented group of people.

Markus Levin – Co-founder and Head of Operations of XYO. He has 15 years of experience in managing and growing some companies around the world.

William Long – Head of Hardware. He has over 25 years of experience in engineering management and the development of electrical engineering.

Christine Sako – Head of Analytics at the firm, she has an extensive background in mathematics and has worked in upper management for five years.

The advisor list of XYO is quite extensive.

Tom Kysar – XYO Token Market Economy

Raul Jordan –  XYO MainChain Scalability

Ismail Malik – Blockchain R&D

David Kim – Blockchain Consulting

Paul Hynek – Smart Cities

Chris Gholson – Art,  Music, Technology, Culture

Jack Cable – Blockchain Hacking

Zak Folkman – Digital Programmatic Advertising, The Nexus Group

Azam Shaghaghi – Blockchain Consulting

Tristen Blake – Artificial Intelligence

Nate Broughton – Marketing Operations

Andrew Rangel –  IoT Security

The value of the XYO is definitely in long term. As more and more IoT comes into play, XYO will have a strong advantage with their excellent team, well-thought out and unique plan, and lack of competition in the market for this kind of project.

Now the last 3 ICO projects are hard to predict, as though they have some very strong points, how it will turn out eventually depends on the market. We have listed these here because we are optimistic.

Abyss

The Abyss is a digital distribution platform, delivering all types of video games (Free2play MMOs and crypto games being a key priority), including AAA-titles, to the fast-growing global game community. The Abyss offers a multilevel referral system, allowing gamers and developers to earn from other users’ payments.

The ABYSS token is an ERC20 token priced as 1 ETH = 6500 ABYSS and 1 BNB = 169 ABYSS. The team has generated 905 625 000 ABYSS. The soft cap value is 11,538 ETH and hard cap goal is set at 34,615 ETH. The ICO started on April 16, 2018, and ended May 16, 2018.

The team has exceptional individuals having over a decade of experience in respective fields.

Konstantin Boyko-Romanovsky – Founder. 17+ years of experience in the game industry. Founder of the Destiny.Games video game company. A successful blockchain investor, cryptocurrency expert, and technology entrepreneur.

Vladimir Kurochkin – President. 12+ years in the game industry, with significant experience in project development and management. At Destiny.Games, he worked his way up from a web project administrator to the president.

Artem Veremeenko – Executive Producer. An executive producer, a leading game designer, and a scriptwriter with 14+ years of experience in the game industry. The author of F2P Botva Online game. He has worked at Destiny.Games since 2008, when the company was founded.

Vladimir Martynov – Chief Technical Officer. A programmer since 1987 and a Unix system administrator since 1993. He has 17+ years of experience with high-load projects and 14 years as a Chief Technical Officer in the game development industry.

Alexey Kobelev –  Technical Lead, Blockchain Engineer. 14+ years of experience in software development. He specializes in the back-end development of full-cycle projects. Alexey has rich experience with managing development teams, organizing processes, and building projects from scratch.

The advisor team has extensive experience –

Anton ChertiIkovtzev –  Maintenance Director

Sergei Zakharchemko – System Architect

Stepan Leshchenko –  Art-Director

Evgeny Petrov –  Chief Marketing Officer

Stanislav Kuzin –  VP of Platform Development

Albert Tugushev –  Head of Software Engineering Department

Evgeniy Kharchenko – Head of Customer Service

The Abyss platform has several advantages. The platform offers inexpensive and effective advertising options for developers. All payments here can be made in fiat currency as well as in ABYSS tokens. The platform also offers the opportunity for all participants to earn income in ABYSS tokens, within the 5-level referral program. This is one fact that sets it apart from others.

Abyss’s internal CPA Network that allows developers to exchange (buy and sell) targeted traffic using ABYSS tokens.

It is a crowdfunding platform, which is planned to be connected in the future and that will help young developers of MMO projects to attract investments for their creation, and sponsors to participate in the creation of prospective games. Players can also earn ABYSS tokens for their game achievements, by monetizing created content (articles, streams, reviews, guides, etc.), performing tasks for developers in the internal CPA Network, as well as forming syndicates and receiving tokens for joint activity. Abyss has an advanced statistics system.

Though there are 1.5 billion tokens available, the Abyss model will be consistently burning tokens throughout meaning that the supply could one day reach as low as 500 million or even lower, resulting in increasing the token price in a very short time.

Soundeon

Soundeon is a blockchain-based decentralized music ecosystem that wants to unite every key type of music industry player through its platform and develop a set of services for creating music by which artists can monetize their talent and be closer to fans during the whole creative development process. Basically, it offers the transparent management of copyright and revenue, fair financing for artists and fair ticket sales in both primary and secondary markets.

Sounderon’s is currently conducting their pre-sale which will end on September 29, and the ICO will start the next day and end either on October 31 or when the hard cap goal is met. The team has set hard cap target of 65000000 tokens, while the soft cap target is 52700000 tokens. Currently, Soundeon token value is $0.056923.

The Soundeon token is an infrastructural currency unit for the platform, involved in all transactions within it. The token value will increase as more and more transactions are carried out on the platform.

One of the main advantages of the Soundeon project is the availability of an alpha version which can be tested by anyone. The Soundeon team has promised to release a much better version in December of 2018, with the fully functional version launching in late 2019.

A market study shows that in 2015, music copyrights generated as much as $24.4 billion dollars which is about $10 billion more than the IFPI figure excluding publishing and songwriting for the most part. Additionally, the live ticket sales in 2017 brought in more than $32billion in main sales with another $9.8 in resales. Both segments of ticketing are growing at a 5-year CAGR of 14% and 19% respectively. Basically, tougher the two elements of music present a major marketing opportunity that is worth about $66.2 billion dollars.

Soundeon focuses on 5 main aspects of the industry. The music token sale is a great opportunity for the artists to launch their own ICOs for the purpose of paying for personal projects. The tracking of data for the purpose of royalty protection. They’ll be able to see all royalty streams and revenues that are out there and that includes ticketing. The decentralized tokenization tool and exchange will allow people to purchase royalty income with a great opportunity to build a diverse portfolio around it.

There will be a smart ticketing platform that is embedded in the Soundeon Environment. They will use smart contracts and QR Codes to completely eliminate scalping and piracy. And lastly, there will be a Soundeon music player built with blockchain technology to help keep the distribution transparent.

The team members include –

Vadim Kurochkin –  Founder and CEO. He has worked as Co-founder and managing partner of hedge fund Zilliard Capital Partners. He has worked as CFO at VQS FinanceGroup, manager for GenesisSecurities LLC.

Vladimir Avdeev – Co-Founder and CVO. He has served as co-founder and managing partner of the Zilliard Capital Partners Foundation. Vladimir has been CEO of the VQS Finance Group for more than 5 years.

Egor Bushlyakov –  CTO at Soundeon. Egor has been technical director of the Zilliard Capital Partners fund, Full-stack Developer at Vilesses.r.o.

Anastasia Liberman –  Co-Founder & Head of Product. She has previously worked for Ernst & Young, providing advisory services in the field of finance.

Ruslan Guseynov –  Co-Founder & Strategy and Development. Ruslan worked for the International Fund for Agricultural Development as an independent corporate-level evaluation financial architecture consultant, at European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) as ABS.

Jeff Bacon – Head of Partnerships – Currently Jeff combines several professions at the same time and is the founder of 73Barrios, Associate Music Director of Tracklib, a radio DJ at Barcelona City FM, and a vocalist and songwriter since 2000. He worked as a consultant at Utopia Music Group, and as global head of partnerships at OpenLIVE. He has also served as business development and strategic partnerships director for Consolidated Independent (CI) and Audiboo.

The Soundeon team consists of 6 experienced advisors –  

Ilya Lagutenko – A poet, composer, musician, and vocalist, as well as curator of the music festival V-ROX.

Alan Sorensen – Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin. He is a co-author of the article “Resale and Rent-Seeking: An Application to Ticket Markets”.

Christopher Nolte – head of partnerships for Tidal, a music and entertainment streaming service.

Hayk Ayrapetyan – Co-founder and general manager of GeekBrains, a training portal for programmers.

David Drake – Founder and chairman of LDJ Capital. He is an advisor for such projects as Vanig, Global Crypto Offering Exchange, BnkToTheFuture.com, ICOmax, Friendz, Vaultbank, Shopin, etc.

Anton Abduhamidov –  He has more than 6 years of experience with Sberbank CIB, where he has participated in mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and restructuring.

Therefore, a novel idea for benefitting musicians, huge market potential, competitive market driving product and service quality, and a very experienced team and advisors are the ingredients that are likely to drive the Soundeon token value in long-term, especially their main product launch.

SKYFchain

SKYFchain is a very interesting but expected project. It is the first Business-to-Robots Ethereum blockchain-based operating platform. SKYFchain is a platform for the management, control, development, and implementation of unmanned aerial vehicles for cargo delivery. This private blockchain system provides independent secure data-exchange and payment channels for a total support of robot-centric logistics. It will use ERC20 compatible protocol for SKYFT tokens and build payment channels for exchange transactions.

The team conducted their ICO event from Mar 10, 2018 – Aug 15, 2018, raising about $6 million – just passing their soft cap target of $5 million but well below their hard cap goal of $30 million. The  SKYFT token price set at $0.065 USD.

The market for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has shown significant growth. According to “The drones report” from BI Intelligence, revenue from sales of drones will be up to $12bln by 2021. This growth is promoted by the increase in price competition and the development of technologies. As technology progresses, UAV price will come down significantly, thus an increase in drone usage.

There are companies like Amazon, DPD, Apellix which uses drones to deliver goods. But none is of the scale of SKYFchain. As per their documentation, the average load capacity of the drone is up to 150 kg, and a range of flight is up to 350 km. This definitely means focusing their service mostly to industries having goods of a wider variety. If there is any potential competition we can think of that will be Natilus which claims to have developed an amphibian drone capable of delivering cargo weighing about 90 tons with a flight time of up to 30 hours, but the company’s website has no information on the practical application of this product, just its technical characteristics. So practically there is no competition for SKYFchain.

While talking about going big, the project is planning to cover 0.47% of the market by attracting bigger customers, joining other producers and drone owners to the SKYFchain operating platform and creating a franchise model in Asia-Pacific by the end of 2022.

The team has all the specialist and technical know-how they need to make the project a hugely successful one. The fact that the development project of SKYF drones attracted $5m of investment at an early stage, showcases investors’ confidence in the founders’ ability.

Alexander Timofeev – CEO of SKYFchain. Founder and CEO of Microbor-Nanotech, founder and managing partner of InvestKinoProject, general director of the Non-State Pension Fund “Innovation Fund LP” since 2010, has experience in attracting investment for high-tech projects in Russia and worldwide.

Maxim Khabur – CMO of the firm. He has worked for the SKYFchain team since July 2017. Marketing director. Also works as marketing director at iGlass Technology since 2015.

Valery Krivenko – Serving as IR, he Has worked with the SKYFchain team since November 2017. Managing Partner of Bright Capital; Head of High Tech Investments, ONEXIM Group; general partner of FPI Partners since 2011, dealing with investments in the food industry in the US and Europe.

Nickolay Kovoshov – The leading developer for SKYFchain since 2015. Leading developer and leader of R&D groups in a number of software start-ups involved in large data analytics. Has a degree in Computer Science from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, has experience of leading software development for WWPASS Corporation, the invention of a two-factor distributed security solution and 24×7 storage system, storage API.

Alexander Malikov – Software Engineer. He has worked in the SKYFchain team since the beginning of 2017; has developed a control system for fully autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles, developed embedded software for power systems.

Katya Bublik – Head of Digital Marketing. A digital marketing specialist with 5 years of experience in digital advertising, email marketing, mobile marketing and analytics in the US and Russia.

The Advisor team includes –

Michael Terpin – CEO of Transform Group, acts as an advisor to the Consumer Electronics Show, where he helps to program blockchain content, including for CES Asia; has led the launch of more than 150 blockchain companies and funds such as Aeternity, Augur, Bancor, Ethereum, Factom, Gnosis, Golem Network, Lisk, MaidSafe, Qtum and Tether. Currently, he heads the investment ICO committee of Alphabit Fund, a digital fund of $300 million registered in the Caymans, and advises numerous companies and blockchain funds.

Alexey Arkhipov – Currently heads technical development for the first Russian DLT-platform, Masterchain.

Ivanov Alexander – Expert in global business development, EPC Project Manager for Oil and Gas for SAKHALIN-1,2,3.

Igor Karavaev – Executive director of the Skolkovo Foundation, a leading Russian start-up business incubator; Director for Strategy and Business Development of some of the largest international corporations.

An exceptionally capable team and experienced advisors, almost no competition in its project scope, booming UAV cargo market, and probably the right timing to launch are the strongest suits for SKYFchain. So the SKYF token may experience an explosive growth in the near future.

Conclusion

Though we have tried our best to select the COs for explosive growth in 2018 by staying factual and calculated assumptions,  all of these may not turn out to be great tokens we expect or rather hope these to be – we do have our soft corners for certain project ideas! One thing is clear through a strong team, clear idea and well-thought strategy are must for any of these to succeed. So we are keeping our fingers crossed and watch which of these will make in the end.

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