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ICO Analysis: 300Cubits’ TEU

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The TEU token is a project of 300cubits, which is owned by ETH Smart Contract Tech Ltd, a company based in Hong Kong which was founded on the 10th of last month. Their whitepaper really needs some good editing, and that could be why it hasn’t generated quite so much buzz (to this author’s knowledge) on this side of the world. But we won’t take away too much from their innovation or business model on such grounds. It’s easy to get lost in a slick production or a bad one and lose out on good opportunities or miss important warning signs.

Billing itself as “a cryptocurrency that propels ships,” the aim of the TEU token is to become the settlement currency for the shipping industry. In plain terms, the white paper identifies that dishonesty is rampant within the international shipping industry, and thus it needs transparency that a blockchain can bring.

One prominent shipping executive always says that everyone lies in the container shipping industry. Lies that we do not know, but one thing we know first handed is that the shipment agreements in container shipping are often not honored. Service contracts get re-opened when the freight rates have changed so much. And it happens so often in recent years that freight rates could swing 50-100% within a year or even within a month.

In general, an immutable ledger will be a value-added application for any industry which has a lot of moving parts. TEU understands this and says that they are already adding value as soon as they become available. The shipping industry is massive, after all, and it wouldn’t take an incredibly large slice to make some good money. Moreover, as they have one success after another, they are likely to expand operations across the world. An open ledger would also allow the industry to build its own applications to interface with the TEU token. All of these opportunities mean great potential, but we don’t share the confidence of the white paper in a single release of a cryptocurrency independent of everything else.

We are not suggesting a potential. We believe the TEU tokens will instantly add monetary value to the industry, much like a capital injection. How? A certain percentage of our tokens will be given out for free to the container liners, their customers and those who actively promote the tokens for early adoption. A successful Initial Token Sale (ITS) will automatically monetarize the TEU tokens. Use of the TEU tokens by industry players will validate and enhance the value of the TEU tokens. The adoption of the TEU tokens in the container shipping industry, in return, will influence its trading activities at cryptocurrency exchanges.

Shipping Industry Problem Solver?

In general, it is preferred that solutions for industries come from within them. This way the people creating the solutions have the most intimate knowledge of the industry at hand. Luckily, leadership roles filled by Johnson Leung and Jonathan Lee are leaning on fifty years of experience between them in both banking and shipping. As we often stress here, long careers like these mean connections to the actual means to get the job done. Thus, we feel it is positive that the leadership have spent their lives in the industry they now aim to disrupt.

TEU stands for “twenty-foot equivalent unit,” which is a measurement used in the shipping industry. The contention of 300Cubits is that the shipping industry is woefully inefficient, and that fraud can be significantly reduced with the blockchain. Their goal is to become the primary settlement currency of the global shipping industry.

How Fast Will The Industry Really Adopt & Adapt?

In concept, Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dashpay, and especially Ethereum should see widespread, fast adoption amongst legacy industries. But they see anything but. The network effect of money is a well-established concept. 300Cubits approaches this project with the idea firmly in hand that they will be adding value. The industry experience of the board has them feeling that this sort of thing will take off quickly, and that their connections can help it get going, it seems. But the problem is: these are promises that are easy to break.

Market penetration is one of the hardest things to bet on, and then we’ve got things like this which are going to slow it a bit more:

Unlike the existing service contracts in the container shipping industry, the smart contracts governing the transactions of the TEU tokens are coded with a set of immutable conditions. Once committed, neither party can alter what has been agreed.

Now, what sort of parties might take issue with such a proposal?

Answer: governments and corporations which benefit from negotiable contracts, ie, whoever is on the take in the shipping industry. Like as not, the self-same people are also at the helm of a few of the companies being targeted by this disruption. While shipping customers might see this idea as totally revolutionary, and a few Hong Kong-based veterans might have a great solution they’re getting fully behind, what you’re really asking for is the whole pie. Use of the TEU token is going to be dependent on companies making use of it – being willing to sign immutable contracts, implementing technology to ensure them, and so forth. Problematic to say the least. From a technological standpoint, sounds like fun. From an investor’s standpoint, sounds like either unicorn or minotaur.

To promote the usage of TEU tokens, we will develop a community with an IT infrastructure, which we call TEU Ecosystem, interested industry participants, application developers etc., to establish the TEU tokens as the de facto cryptocurrency for the container shipping industry. The TEU Ecosystem will include Smart Contract Builder Module, Booking Module, Market Place Module and Positive Credit Agency Module.

The above all sounds great – except, well, none of it circumvents what precedes it, and all of it leaves out the obvious specter of attrition which arises from competing efforts established either in real terms or conceptually.

TEU Token Details

There will be two TEU token sales, during which 40% of the tokens are sold off. A sum total of 100,000,000 tokens will be the fixed supply of the TEU token system. The numerical distribution of this 40% gets interesting:

The amount of TEU tokens to be given out to the industry users will be based on the market value discovered after the ITS as well as its trading activities on cryptocurrency exchanges. […] Based on the value reflected in TEU token trading, industry users shall determine how many TEU tokens to be used for each shipment booking in order to provide an adequate but not excessive economic incentive to both parties to honor the shipment booking. Based on all container liners’ revenue divided by the global container shipment volume at 190mn TEU per year.

They intend to do a second run with the same numbers, a 40% distribution with amounts purchased determined based on an industry scale that most investors will have no experience with. The TEU team will retain a full 54% for marketing and development, and another 6% of the tokens for themselves. Of this marketing & development fund, they authorize themselves to give away as many as they please:

A percentage of the TEU tokens will be given out for free to a selected group of container liners and their customers, or employees of shipping industry to promote the use of TEU tokens as shipment booking deposits and the de facto industry cryptocurrency in general.

Free services don’t exactly raise the value of an offering, but in our era they don’t lower it, either, necessarily. Further, this sounds like a plan to get industry partners on board – okay, good. But, if only a sum of 40% of tokens is on the market at opening, it’s hard to see a real valuation coming out of this thing before it’s completed its second run and markets start operating on 40%.

300Cubits Long-Term Operations

The TEU token is by design like money that performs as value storage, medium of exchange and, when established as the de facto cryptocurrency for container shipping industry, unit of account. Like the use of money, the use of TEU tokens is nearly free except for the gas payment in ETH for miners in the network who ensure the integrity of the public ledger. […] 300cubits will operate on fees generated from the use of TEU Ecosystem that contains modules namely the Smart Contract Builder Module, Booking Module, Market Place Module and Positive Credit Agency Module. Except Positive Credit Agency Module, all modules will need to deploy or execute part of the smart contracts at different stages where some TEU tokens will automatically be exchanged into ETH to cover the gas fees.

Okay, so at least they intend to go down with the ship. See point below.

The Verdict

Ethereum Smart Contracts are a good business to get into at this point in history. We learned from this whitepaper and project that the shipping industry is not currently such. As to the Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit token, we’re leaning toward it being dead in the water.

Risk

  • Little oversight over distribution of initial “marketing & development” team.
  • Way too much with-held from the economy.
  • Industry adoption seems slow if at all possible – despite hype by subject.
  • Price discovery and supply model might be gamable. After all, the industry in question essentially controls the global container freight rate. One scenario imaginable is in which the various cartels conglomerate, raise rates temporarily, wait for TEU tokens to be distributed and sold, and then go back to normal rates. This means that all speculators would have paid an extreme premium.
    • It’s not hard to imagine once you’ve done a bit of research into how the shipping industry actually works. Everything from unions to greedy governments to pirates can throw rates in disarray.

Growth Potential

  • As is often the case, one of the points from the risk category is also a growth factor – in token valuation only. Lots of factors could push industry participants toward the TEU, including unpredictable factors on the open seas.
  • 300Cubits will have some usable products that come out of their existence, but whether they are what they expect or not remains to be seen. In much the same way that numerous banks wanted “blockchain but not Bitcoin,” industry might be very interested in the ability to accurately predict demand for containers – whether that would be worth paying into the TEU system or not remains to be seen. It should be noted that they currently intend to force all users to interact through their system, but supply and demand rule all.
  • A successful disruption of this industry leads to trillions in revenue over decades. This statement is not meant to be mistaken as one which implies that TEU will successfully disrupt global shipping lanes.

Disposition

TEU passes all the checks for “grandiose vaporware.” Let us have a look at their “steps accomplished so far:”

  • Selected Ethereum network as the Foundation Layer of the solution
  • Completed coding of a set of core smart contracts usingSolidity, including the ITS, ERC20 compliant TEU tokensand various shipping prototype smart contracts, etc.
  • Started to test the smart contracts in atestnet environment and live chain of the Ethereum.
  • Formulated the IT infrastructure, which is called TEU Ecosystem for TEU tokens.
  • Completed concept development of various application modules.

Now, they want to raise a bunch of cash and continue on their roadmap. They give themselves until January to recruit programmers and marketers and then release an early version of the Booking Contract Builder d’application.

Groovy. But not with our money.

We rate TEU 3.0 out of 10 for effort. The best approach for this ICO is to see how the first “ITS” (ICO round) goes and reconsider then. We will re-evaluate after August 30th, when their Initial Token Sale concludes, in preparation for their second sale which begins September 13th.

Investment Details

  • Minimum .1 Ether investment. Don’t be like this guy.
  • TEU token will have 18 decimals.
  • “Allotment of TEU pool of a period is based on the proportion of ETH contributed of a contributor among all ETH contributions of the same period.”
    • Translation: “The amount you will get is not defined at time of transaction.”
  • Be sure to use the official website if you decide to jump on the ITS. https://300cubits.tech/
    • Further, be sure to check out pages 19 and forward in the whitepaper. Read the fine print. These are not regulated securities you are dealing with, so it’s never a good idea to proceed without caution.

 

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ICO Analysis: CWEX

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Investing in fine wine is a very attractive proposition. However, if you don’t know what you’re doing, it’s risky business. When acquiring wine over the internet, collectors have to deal with high fees, counterfeit bottles, border taxation, regulations, and insurance. And then if their bottle arrives in one piece, they have to worry about storing it properly. CWEX is using the skills of the blockchain to help investors cut down, even eliminate, most of these costs.

“We provide fine wine vendors and cryptocurrency owners with the possibility to trade together for the first time in a live market environment on a truly global scale.”

Based on EOS, CWEX is creating a fine wine trading platform, and onboarding trusted partners and vendors. Every rare wine bottle offered for trading is provided with a unique certificate of authenticity issued on the blockchain. This certificate provides a buyer with an “unambiguous identification of his investment.”

Crypto holders that want to invest in wine, can trade it on CWEX platform without ever holding the bottle and worrying about insurance/storage. CWEX will store it for them in their Swiss-based facility. And all they need to trade with is their certificate.

The trading platform is managed by two separate entities; DotChain GmbH and Crypto Wine Exchange (CWEX).

DotChain GmbH (Switzerland) ensures the contractual validity of the fine wine products, trade accountability, and product authenticity.

Crypto Wine Exchange (Hong Kong) is the blockchain based marketplace.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Registered traders place a bid or offer on selected fine wine.
  2. Once offer is matched the trader is notified.
  3. CWEX, in partnership with DotChain GmbH, secures the asset, meets all the compliance requirements and insures your asset.
  4. A blockchain based ownership certificate is transferred to the buyer. it guarantees the bottle’s authenticity and the investment value.
  5. As the certificate owner, you have three options; 1) your ownership certification can be traded on the platform. 2) its held for the price appreciation. or 3) have your wine delivered to your house.

Token

CWEX is the native Crypto Wine Exchange token. It is built on EOS for unmatched TPS, scalability, no fees, multiple wallets, and intuitive smart contract programming.

The main benefit of CWEX token is that it reduces trading fees. The system gives discounts of deductible fees automatically on the condition of having enough CWEX in your account.

Distribution:

  • 62% Crowdsale
  • 12% Community growth
  • 14% Team
  • 3% Bounty
  • 5% Legal
  • 4% Future stakeholder

Allocation

  • 25% Global partner and vendor management
  • 25% CWEX platform development
  • 25% Market compliance management
  • 25% Expansion and operations

Team

From Switzerland, this impressive team has 5 founders.

Jacob Manuel Kallupurackal – Co-Founder/CEO. He has worked for Cisco since 2015 as a Global Training Program Manager.

Maxim Andersen – Co-Founder/Blockchain Expert. 5 years as a Beam Instrumentation Specialist for CERN. Over 2 years as Software Engineer at CISCO.

Thomas Tsang – Co-Founder/Project Manager. 3 years as Remote Participation Analyst for the United Nations Telecommunications Union.

Nadir Zemrani – Co-Founder/Finance Manager. Master of Business from Swiss Management School in 2017.

Stephen Gonah – Co-Founder/Compliance Expert. Spent 14 years in different Officer roles for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.

David Guye – Partner Relations Manager. Huge wine expert.

Their current Advisory Board has 4 members. 3 of them look impressive with experience at JP Morgan, UN Food Program, HSBC, and Schroders.

Verdict

Despite being a risky and challenging investment, if it turns out fine wine, it can be quite profitable. According to wineinvestment.com, “the fine wine market has consistently delivered a positive absolute return over any 5-year return. More importantly, of the total 57 Five-Year periods that we covered (2008-2018), only 9 periods experienced negative returns.”

Risks

  • The token use case isn’t very exciting. It looks like most of its purpose is to save on trading fees. -1
  • The community is small. 300+ Twitter, 100 viewers of their ad video, 4,000 Telegram (bounty chasers). -1
  • 5 co-founders is a lot of chefs in the kitchen. -1

Growth Potential

  • As stated above, wine has consistently delivered positive returns to investors. When traders start making even better returns thanks to CWEX, and word gets out, it will ramp up the entire market. +3
  • On Crypto Wine Exchange, you can trade in CWEX/EOS/BTC/ETH/NEO/USDT. +2
  • The team is high grade. +3
  • There are a lot of wine collectors/investors out there. +2

Disposition

Cool concept. Great looking team. Very possible this project ages like a fine wine. 7/10

Investment Details

  • Symbol: CWEX
  • Platform: EOS
  • Total Supply: 89 million
  • Amount for Sale: 55 million (62%)
  • Price: $0.20
  • Presale: Dec 15 – Jan 9th (20% bonus)
  • Public Sale: Jan 10- March 31
  • Hardcap: $10 million
  • Softcap: $1 million
  • Website:  https://cwinex.io/
  • Telegramhttps://t.me/cwexio

All unsold tokens will be burned

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ICO Analysis: MOBU

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There’s a lot of buzz around security token offerings (STOs), and for good reason. There’s an $80 trillion securities market that has barely been touched by blockchain. Uncertainty and discrepancy in regulations have stifled the market up to this point. But it’s just a matter of time before the world is swimming in STOs.

This new project, MOBU, wants to provide a platform for launching compliant security tokens. This platform will “incorporate the ability to select experienced legal counsel across multiple jurisdictions within the platform, token issuers can be sure they can create compliant tokens customed to their local jurisdictions.”

From the whitepaper:

“MOBU is a decentralized blockchain based organized ICO platform for launching compliant security tokens. Real businesses such as property development companies, gold mines, retail companies and many more will be able to launch security tokens on the MOBU platform. MOBU connects approved entrepreneurs and investors by cutting out middlemen.”

Some core features of the platform:

  • MOB20 Protocol that defines a set of commands for security tokens to implement.
  • Supports Reg S, D, and A+ compliant security token offerings.
  • Vetted tender process for: legal providers, smart contract developers, escrow providers, KYC providers, etc.
  • A new standard called, Know Your Supplier (KYS), for complete due diligence compliance for all service providers using the platform.
  • A rating system for service providers which will create a free marketplace for investors.
  • A network of authorization centers for KYC/AML compliance.

This is only a taste of what MOBU plans to offer; check out the whitepaper here for more details.

Token

MOBU is a utility token and is the key to smart contracts and the ecosystem. Found on  pages 15-18 of the whitepaper is all the different purposes of the token, including MOBU Referrals, “where companies or individuals referring ICO issuers onto MOBU will be rewarded in MOBU tokens which will be equivalent of one year’s revenue generated on the platform by the percentage of fees generated from the marketplace.” Additionally, “This amount will be paid in MOBU and locked-up over a 3-year period also ensuring an increase in demand and scarcity of MOBU.”

There is also what’s called a “lockup” utility: All the ICO service providers on the MOBU will stake a certain amount of MOBU tokens to receive the right to operate in the ecosystem. These tokens will be locked up for the full duration while the service provider remains and utilizes the MOBU ecosystem.

Distribution:

Team

Mostly from South Africa, 12 members of the management team are listed. As a whole, they seem good, but not great. Here are a few that stood out.

Juan Engelbrecht – Founder/CEO. Also founded Zaber (a large South Africa crypto farm) in 2015. He spent 2 years as Director at Khalifa Capital. Has been Director at Evolve Fund Managers since 2013.

Paul Pelser – CFO.  He spent 17 years as an accountant for PSP Pelsar Accountants. He has been the owner of Pregal Mining for the last seven years,

Paresh Masani – Blockchain/security engineer. He spent three years as Mobile Platform Exec Director at Goldman Sachs, London. Senior Director at Thomson Reuters and ETX Capital.

A total of 12 Advisors, and two are from Realstart.com, a custom software development company. At least six of them are ICO experts and three are blockchain enthusiasts.

Verdict

This is an extremely attractive project andnd it looks like the hype/demand for this token is there. They already raised $3 million in the pre-sale, and are asking for just $6.5 mill more in the public sale.

Being a front-runner in the cryptocurrency space has proven to be a beautiful thing. When we asked CEO Juan Engelbrecht, who is your nos 1 and 2 competitors, he named Securitize and Polymath. Polymath has a $75 million market cap.

Risks

  • Pretty much crickets in their GitHub. Twelve followers. -1
  • No MVP out yet. They provide this video of what the MVP will look like, though. -1
  •  Non-accredited investors from the US are banned from using the platform. This is the opposite of a risk but gets a minus nonetheless. -1 
  • Their Blockchain Engineer, Paresh Masani (Goldman Sachs and Barclays) is a stud. But the rest of the team and advisors seem pretty average. -1
  • At this point in time, no major exchange is going to list the security tokens birthed from MOBU. When asked about this in Telegram their CEO said, “LA token has a security token exchange division. Also, MOBU is securing equity stake in an operational stock exchange. GBAX and Tzero will also have security token exchanges available soon.” -0.8

Growth Potential

  • They already have a Chrome and Gold mining business signed up to tokenize through MOBU. +2
  • The $9 million hard cap leaves all kinds of room for gains.+3
  • 120 million tokens is all there will ever be; 100% of them will be sold in the ICO. +1
  • MOBU will develop a First Forex Percentage Allocation Money Management Account and will retain 20% of the authorized tokens to put back into the development of the MOBU Platform.+2
  • From the company: “MOBU token will be available on most exchanges such as Bancor but have already been approved by COINEXCHANGE, CRYPTOPIA, IDEX, GET BTC, HitBTC, LIVECOIN and YoBit.net.”+2
  • Although most of these reviewers have lost credibility over the last year, their strong scores prove the hype train around this project is real. +2

Disposition

We usually don’t cover ICOs post-pre-sale, but this one is an exception because it’s still an attractive deal. The pre-sale bonus was 25%, and if you are fortunate enough to get into this crowdsale the bonus will be 20-25% depending on how early you get in. After that, the sky is the limit for MOBU.  7.2/10

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ICO Analysis: MFChain

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MFChain is in essence an entire digital economy with a vision towards creating an infrastructure within the blockchain community which is supportive of all cryptocurrencies. This ecosystem will enable seamless transactions and development to take place and facilitate an entire support network to grow around the future of the MFMainnet.

Beginning with a payments processing and rewards solution, the project will quickly expand with the launch of a variety of cross-chain features including a multi-currency ICO platform, and multi-language smart contract programming within the all encompassing ecosystem. This is ultimately focused on bringing the entire blockchain community of developers, merchants and consumers together in one central and flexible hub.

Empowering Rewards System

One of the major features of the platform which will be implemented initially is the unique rewards system. This will incentivize not only consumers, but also merchants with rebates of up to 1% available for both parties as well as the freedom and flexibility to accept multiple crypto currencies securely. All of which can be done through any Android or iOS powered mobile device which merchants can use as a POS system.

This will be the first of many innovative features to be launched within the ecosystem which will later incorporate attractive benefits for developers, ICO teams, and entrepreneurs alike.

Token

The native token of the platform will be the MFX token. This is an ERC223 token and will be the main token on the platform although the entire principle of the ecosystem is to allow freedom and acceptance of multiple currencies. MFX will be the token which is rebated to both merchants and consumers in the rewards program. This will essentially increase the flow of the token throughout all of the platform processes over time.

There will be a total maximum supply of 521,000,000 MFX tokens with an initial circulating supply of 306,000,000. 57% of the total tokens will be made available during the ICO period. The rest of the tokens will be allocated as follows:

  • Merchant Incentive Program: 15%
  • Developers & Advisors : 8%
  • Airdrops: 1%

A final 19% of tokens will be locked for future developments. These will be released in two blocks at times to be confirmed during Q2 of 2019 and 2020 respectively.

Developer and Advisor tokens will be subject to vesting and periodically released for a period of 12 months following the ICO.

The ERC233 MFX tokens will be converted to MFF tokens upon the mainnet release which is currently scheduled to occur in Q3 of 2019.

Team

Craig Neil (CEO)

He describes himself as a serial entrepreneur and has indeed headed up a variety of projects both in the blockchain sector, and also in finance and advertising. Neil also possesses an extensive engineering background having spent almost 5 years as a full stack engineer at Lenders Direct Capital prior to focusing on his own business endeavors.

Jayson Rellis (President)

Rellis is an ICO investor and strategist with a number of significant roles in other projects, such as his partner position at Komorebi Alliance. Prior to his passion for the blockchain, he headed up regional operations at Verizon Wireless where he was employed for more than a decade. He is also a contributing writer for HackerNoon.

Brian Rankin (VP of Banking Integration)

He has interests as an advisor or director for a number of other projects including SigFig, although his most captivating experience noted within the blockchain sector comes from his time as VP for client services at Ripple where he oversaw a number of banking related developments.

Advisors

The project have a total of five advisors currently on board. These members are covering a number of areas including marketing, PR, and technical matters. Among these is prolific project advisor Bogdan Fiedur, a blockchain expert whose skills are widely employed and who features on the ICOBench list of experts.

Partners

Partnerships are a vital aspect within the MFChain project, given the amount of integration with payment processors and networks which is required. The latest partnership which they have struck is with Zagg Protocol. This is in addition to existing partnerships with:

  • ShapeShift
  • Komorebi Alliance
  • DDEX
  • Chosen Payments
  • Loopring
  • Identity Mind
  • EduHash

These key partnerships ensure a progressive path for the project with more to be developed as the project continues to progress.

Verdict

Below is a breakdown of the risks and growth potential of MFChain.

Risks

  • The strong competition both within and outside the blockchain which exists in a variety of the markets MFChain is targeting is concerning. These include the likes of Dash, UTrust, and Stack. (-0.5)
  • The broad focus of the project into a number of markets may cause them to lose focus and also leaves them vulnerable as a new project in a variety of areas. (-0.5)
  • MFChain’s core team, whilst having diverse experiences, have nothing which stands out as highly suited to running this type of proposed multi-million dollar platform, with the exception of their VPs experience at Ripple. (-1)
  • Full release of the core teams vested tokens will be completed by Q2 of 2019 according to the whitepaper, with full mainnet launch not scheduled until Q3 of 2019. (-2)

Growth Potential

  • The global payments market alone is heading towards a $1 trillion value. This represents a huge market with almost unlimited potential for growth. (+2)
  • Moving toward a blockchain based and cashless society, we would expect to see a big migration toward blockchain based ecosystems such as MFChain. (+2)
  • The broad focus of the project is also positive in the sense of flexibility and scalability. Two very important factors among blockchain based projects. (+2)
  • The project have maintained a strong and steady following throughout all media channels. This is indicative of the potential and positive sentiment which the community feels toward MFChain. (+3)

Disposition

MFChain has harnessed the fundamental principles of blockchain to provide an ecosystem which is both rewarding and flexible throughout. As the community strives to find ways to promote everyday use of cryptocurrencies, the introduction of a system which can perform all of its functions in a cross-platform manner, is an exciting prospect.

Although the project team still have a lot of major steps to complete in order to bring MFChain to market, premium among these being to establish more key partnerships, the market is large enough and increasing constantly in size for them to position themselves strongly within if they can continue the current momentum.

MFChain receives a 5/10.

Investment Details

  • Type: ERC233
  • Symbol: MFX
  • Platform: Ethereum prior to Mainnet (2019 Q3)
  • Crowdsale: October 15th – December 15
  • Minimum Investment: 0.1ETH
  • Price: 1ETH = 8,500 MFX
  • Hard Cap: 33,000ETH or $17,000,000 equivalent
  • Payments Accepted: ETH
  • Restricted from Participating: USA

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