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TokenGazer [EOS] Rating: 4.5, Indicator Trend: Underperform | Updated November 27, 2018
The target of the EOS project is to become the strongest infrastructure for decentralized applications, aiming at millions of transactions per second (TPS), no fees. The highest TPS on current EOS network is 3996, and the highest TPS of ETH is currently only a few dozen. TokenGazer believes that the EOS governance model is not conducive to long-term development, and ecosystem construction lacks a benign core application. The proportion of long-term market capitalization has a downward trend.
AppCoins Rating Report
AppCoins is an open and distributed protocol for App stores. Its economic model design is arguably mediocre. And no cooperation with any killer Apps has yet to be reached.
Waves - Analysis & Research report - CoinCheckup.com
Algo. score rating 3.2/5 (#408) 100% Open channels 8% Team Strength 78% Product Strength 63% Coin strength 50% Business strength 90% Brand awareness See attached PDF Analysis & Research report for more details.
Ethos : People Powered Mobile Crypto Wallet
Ethos is one of a handful of projects that is trying to develop a cryptocurrency blockchain that is used for, and operates almost exclusively on, mobile. The main project that the Ethos team is working on is their mobile wallet. This will be able to support all of the major cryptocurrencies and altcoins. The wallet will also use smart asset diversification that will make sure that the user has adequately diversified their portfolio away from one asset. They also claim that they are trying to partner with other projects to facilitate proprietary airdrops exclusively on the Ethos mobile wallet. The native token on the Ethos ecosystem is ETHOS which is an ERC20 standard token. This was built on top of the Ethereum ecosystem so that they could leverage the full security and capability of an established blockchain. They completed a token sale in July of 2017 and exchanged one 1 ETH per ETHOS. Trading began on the token not much longer after that and the tokens have exhibited a great deal of volatility. Over 50% of the volume is in one exchange and in Korean Won. This means that although there appears to be liquidity, it is still driven by Korean news cycles.
MANA | Rating:BB | Outlook: Positive
MANA, developed by Ari Meilich in July 2017, is a distributed and virtual reality platform. Users can browse and discover contents on this platform, and also can claim ownership of virtual territories through land ledger based on blockchains. The owner can decide contents that published on the territory, including interactive systems such as static 3D scenes and games.
district0x - Network of decentralized markets and communities
Districts are marketplaces and communities that exist as decentralized autonomous organizations on the district0x Network. All internet citizens will be able to deploy districts to the network free of charge, forever. All districts possess the following core functionalities: Posting & listing, Search & filtering, Ranking & reputation, Payments & invoicing.
Enjin Rating Report
Enjin is the largest online game community development platform. Enjin Coin provides a game community protocol that allows players, content providers, and game publishers to contribute to the gaming community. Game community teams are attracted by platform’s accumulated users through years, as well as the potential of being recognized by even more users. The pre-sales in its crowd funding accounted for a relatively high proportion of the total amount of tokens, while the distribution of tokens is even more concentrated today.
Komodo - Analysis & Research report - CoinCheckup.com
Algo. score rating 4.1/5 (#40) 100% Open channels 80% Team Strength 88% Product Strength 100% GitHub Activity 75% Coin strength 90% Brand awareness See attached PDF Analysis & Research report for more details.
Hydro Rating Report
Hydro is an Ethereum-based financial service platform for enterprises and developers to build customized financial tools. The HYDRO token circulates within its ecosystem as media of exchange. Currently, the project is in its early stage and no clear roadmap is disclosed. The incentive mechanism of HYDRO token is not clear and the distribution of HYDRO is quite centralized currently.
Bitcoin - "The Father Of Crypto"
Bitcoin is a digital currency that enables users to be their own banks, store their assets securely thanks to advanced encryption and send money without any intermediaries to anyone anywhere in the World. Bitcoin is the oldest cryptocurrency with a very good market price. It has made many investors, especially the earliest ones, incredibly rich bringing even 1000x of returns. However, because of this it has become a very speculative asset. Many people are researching Bitcoin only for the sake of profits and not to use it as a fast peer-to-peer payment method
ChainLink ICO Review – Decentralized Oracle Connecting Blockchain with Outside Data
Most smart contracts that seek to mimic/replace securities, insurance and most other financial agreements, will require access to off-chain resources such as data feeds, APIs and any other sort of resource which exists outside of a blockchain network. Oracles are the necessary middleware that provide this access/functionality to Ethereum smart contracts. With oracles, it is possible to provide programmable contracts that do payouts between two parties once certain criteria have been met, without involving a middleman. Chainlink has developed oracles that can allow a smart contract creator a way to interact with different data providers, payment solutions, and the traditional banking system. Chainlink’s LINK Network is the first decentralized oracle network which allows anyone to securely provide smart contracts with access to key external data, off-chain payments and any other API capabilities. Anyone who has a data feed, useful off-chain service such as local payments, or any other API, can now provide them directly to smart contracts in exchange for LINK tokens. Chainlink supports Ethereum, Bitcoin, and Hyperledger. As Chainlink is a decentralized network, users can receive the rewards of decentralization, trust, and immutability from using Chainlink oracle.
ICON Post ICO Rating Review
ICON is a decentralized network designed to connect independent blockchains. The ICON network is based on a proprietary blockchain technology (an open source project supported by the Korean government). ICON developers claim that their main objective was not to simply connect blockchain nodes, but to conduct a profound research of community-to-community connectivity. ICON’s initiative was to create a protocol (or cryptocurrency) that could be used in the real world within and between actual communities. The ICON network can be broken down into three key elements: ICON network components, connectivity, operation. The idea is that disparate blockchain communities (capital markets, various institutions, etc.) could be connected to form an ICON Republic through a linking Nexus network. The ICON network operates on a loopchain that can facilitate real time transactions based on enhanced Smart Contract. The network will be integrated with ICON tokens (ICX). It is a loopchain-based smart contract digital protocol, which will allow ICON participants to facilitate, verify and enact agreements. ICON operates on loopchain with following technical features: - LFT (Loop Fault Tolerance) is an enhanced BFT (Byzantine Fault Tolerance)-based algorithm that promotes faster consensus and ensures the finality of the consensus without the possibility of forks within the network. - SCORE, loopchain's own Smart Contract platform, ensures contracts to run directly in the node operation environment without a separate Virtual Machine. - Multi-channel feature allows multiple independent channels to be created within the same blockchain network to execute request, consensus, and Smart Contracts separately. - Tiered access system to differentiate access rights to nodes with different functions
Dent Rating Report
Dent is a mobile data trading exchange for personal unused data, whose token serves as a settlement tool. At present there’s mobile APP on-line, but the users’ coverage area is not large enough and the demand of market is limited.
Nano Rating - The Fast and Free Way to Pay
Nano, which launched in 2015 and was initially called RaiBlocks, is a trustless and low latency platform created for the settlement of payments. Its sole purpose was to offer instantaneous transactions while at the same time addressing Bitcoins scalability problems. Like other digital currencies, it seeks to eliminate the use of fiat currency. Its mission is to become an instant, zero-fee, and scalable currency over a decentralized network.
ethlend - Democratizing Lending with Ethereum Network
Fully decentralized peer to peer lending Smart Contract on Ethereum block-chain for lending Ether by using tokens as a collateral. Borrow Ether by placing Digital Tokens on Smart Contract for collateral. Use any ERC20 Token.
IoTeX (IOTX) | Rating: 8/10 | Outlook: Positive
IoTeX is developing a privacy centric blockchain that will connect numerous internet connected devices (IoT). They will do this with a protocol that provides flexibility and scalability through the use of side chains and proof-of-stake. The IoTeX ecosystem will include a number of different blockchains with a main root chain. It can then be thought of as a "blockchain-within-a-blockchain". There will be a number of other features that is to be included in the IoTeX protocol. There will be privacy through the use of ring signature technology. It will also allow for cross-blockchain communication through the use of "pegging" and block finality. IoTeX also uses a unique consensus mechanism called the Roll-DPoS. This consensus mechanism is able to address many of the flaws that are present with standard Delegated Proof of Stake (DPoS). The IoTeX team has an extensive background in cryptography, machine learning and cryptocurrencies. IoTeX has also been able to secure a number of partnerships in the blockchain ecosystem. The team is active in their GitHub repo and are working towards their roadmap. They are communicative with their community and have been awarded the Binance gold label status. The native token of the IoTeX protocol is the IOTX token. This is currently an ERC20 token but will be converted to a new utility token when IoTeX launches their mainnet in 2019. The team completed a private sale ICO in February of 2018 and were able to raise $14 million. Not long after the ICO, the IOTX tokens hit the exchanges. There was an initial rally in the prices after listing but the tokens have subsequently retraced with the rest of the crypto markets. Almost 90% of the volume of the tokens is done on one exchange (Binance). This means that liquidity could be a problem should volume slow down on one exchange. The tokens are more volatile than similar sized altcoins.
AdEx (ADX): The Blockchain Based Ad Network
AdEx is developing a decentralised ad exchange network based on the blockchain. It will connect advertisers with publishers so that they can negotiate advertising prices without a centralised party. They are also developing a solution for internet users where they refine the types of ads that they would like to see as well as be in charge of their own data. AdEx was originally built on the Etheruem network but there are plans to move the platform over to the NEO blockchain. The main features that have been touted by AdEx is that they will have detailed reporting, it will be available on all browsers and there is an emphasis on the privacy and preferences of the individual user. At the center of the AdEx protocol is their user portal. This will allow users, advertisers and publishers to interact with the network. Given that it will be built on the NEO blockchain, it will benefit from immutability. The native token in the AdEx network are the ERC20 standard ADX tokens. These will be used to purchase advertising space or to earn money for placements. The online advertising network is not short of competition for AdEx. There have also been a number of blockchain based alternatives that have entered the fray. These include the likes of Bitclave, Basic Attention Token (BAT) and qChain amoung others. AdEx has tried to differentiate themselves with their browser agnostic platform and broader scope. AdEx started out as a project called Stremio. It was founded by Ivo Georgiev and Dimo Stoyanov. Stremio received investments by companies like Bitmain and they have Jihan Wu as their strategic advisor. They completed an ICO in June of 2017 and were able to raise $12m in exchange for their native ADX tokens. Not long after the ICO the ADX tokens hit the exchanges. They are currently available on a number of exchanges but have the bulk of their trading on 5 different exchanges. The tokens have pretty strong liquidity but are still quite volatile compared to the norm.
EtherParty (FUEL): Platform for Blockchain Software Products
EtherParty is a project that is developing smart contract templates and software products that can be used by external developers. They want to create a solution whereby users can quickly and easily deploy their own smart contracts with very little coding experience. EtherParty was built on top of the Ethereum blockchain and have been developing a library of these smart contract templates. All of the processing of the smart contracts and escrow will be done through the Ethereum Virtual Machine. They also want to develop solutions on the bitcoin side through the use of Rootstock (RSK) APIs. EtherParty is working on a number of products currently including the Rocket, Comet, Hero and Saturn. The Rocket platform was launched in July of 2018 and has been through further development since. This will allow users to create their own Token Generation Event (TGE) in only a few clicks. The EtherParty team hopes that this can reduce the cost and complexity required to issue an ICO. EtherParty is based in Vancouver, Canada with Kevin Hobbs as the CEO. Kevin has been involved in other blockchain projects including the likes of Factom (FCT) and Storj. The EtherParty idea was conceived in 2015 but they only held their crowdsale in September of 2017. In exchange for $34m during this crowdsale, EtherParty issued 24 million FUEL tokens. These are ERC20 tokens that will be used for gas inside the EtherParty ecosystem. There will be a total supply of 1 billion FUEL tokens. FUEL tokens hit the exchanges in November of 2017 and the price performance has followed that of the rest of the cryptocurrency market. They have recently reached the lowest point since the ICO. The tokens are only actively being traded on 4 different exchanges. There seems to be relatively strong levels of liquidity and the token is about as volatile as similar sized coins.
Request Network (REQ): The Decentralised Payment System
The Request Network is trying to develop a decentralised payment system whereby users can request and send money more quickly and with lower costs than with traditional services. Using the benefits of blockchain technology, these payments will be stored on an immutable ledger that is easy to verify for auditing and accounting processes. In its simplest form, someone will send a request to someone else which can get paid and settled in one click. However, the Request Network eventually sees this expanding to be used for online purchases, B2B invoices and eventually payments via smart contracts in IoT systems. The Request Network Ecosystem is made up of three layers. You have the core layer which is where basic payments will be managed through the use of smart contract technology. You then have the extensions layer which will add to this functionality for other types of payments such as escrow, rent, taxes etc. Lastly, you have the applications layer which is off-chain and will let third party developers create their own apps that interact with the ecosystem. The Request Network has quite a few competitors in both the centralised traditional space and in the blockchain space. In the centralised markets they are competing against the likes of PayPal, Stripe and Venmo. In the blockchain space they have competing projects such as Populous (PPT) and OmiseGO (OMG). The team behind the Request Network has quite a strong background and most have come from Monetis, a global money transfer platform. They were also supported by the YCombinator incubator which is a well known startup investor. They sold their REQ tokens in a crowd sale that took place in October of 2017. They were able to raise $33.6m in exchange for 500,000,000 of the REQ tokens. The REQ tokens hit the exchanges in October of 2017 and their price followed the rest of the market. There is quite a bit of volume for the tokens with most of the volume occurring on two exchanges.
Bluzelle(BLZ) Qualification: B, Risk: Medium.
Rating Overview Qualification summary: B • The development team is experienced. Advisors are influential and resourceful. • Positioned as the database service provider in the blockchain world, Bluzelle has a clear vision and goal to bring innovative solutions to improve data retrieval speed, safety, and scalability. • The clear position and listing on Huobi was a good start. PR is slowly picking up the pace, but Blz has not yet gained listing on more top tier exchanges. Risk summary: Medium • Lovelace was pushed back from April to June. After two and a half months of testing, it opened to the public and the fulfillment tracking risk was lowered. • Due to the business nature of the project, most of the code will not be completely open source. On the DPRating code audit it ranked low for several months. • No lock-up plan was disclosed for either the institutional investor or for the team.