ICO ICO Analysis: AidCoin Published 1 year ago on December 20, 2017 By Joshua Larson Looks like the blockchain has found another groundbreaking use case, this time in the charity donation sector. The Blockbustered version of past charity fundraising required donors to blindly trust that their money was going to the promised cause. The problem with this is that you can’t trust anybody. In 2013, The Tampa Bay Times ran an elaborate investigation into the 50 worst charities in America. What they found was disgusting. The 50 charities raised a combined $1.3 billion over 10 years’ time. Only $350 million of that went to the cause, with the rest going to greedy hands, like the for-profit companies that raised the donations. AIDChain is a platform the tracks donation flows, allowing anyone to be able to track the AIDCoin, which will prevent any misbehavior. This platform will also be able to track fiat money flows by integrating with the banks API. According to the company, “Charities can also use the platform to register, verify identity and manage communications with their donors.” Another promising feature AidCoin offers is AIDPay, a donation button/gateway. Charities can integrate this feature onto their website and accept many different forms of crypto and fiat, allowing for easy exchange at the current rate for AIDcoin. The Token Supposedly, AIDcoin will be the only form of payment allowed into the ecosystem, and will be required to access the different services on AIDChain. As you can see above, the platform plans to exchange donor’s credit card, PayPal, bitcoin and Ethereum into AIDcoin. This is terrific. However, they don’t explain how they will do this. When I asked “will you be using that fiat/btc/eth to repurchase AID off the exchanges, and what % does the company keep for themselves?” They replied “We have essentially two ways to doing this: – integrate with existing exchanges through API – allocate part of the Aidpool and of the funds received to create a reserve and manage crypto conversions.While the answer can be a mix of the aforementioned two solutions, we can’t say right now how the process will work exactly since we need to test the different options available” This doesn’t really answer the question. The Team AIDCoin is backed by CharityStars, an existing online company that has raised over $10 million in charity auctions. CharityStars is already VC backed, and seems decent. However, $10 million in charity auctions is not a real earth shattering number. AidCoin’s team, or shall I say CharityStars’ team, is currently 25 people deep. Their CEO and Co-founder, Francesco Nazari Fusetti, has had success in the past. Their other Co-founder, Manuela Ravalli, was ranked (by somebody) top 10 Italian female entrepreneurs under 35. The team looks capable, and have been together at CharityStars for a few years now. The Verdict The online donation market in the United States last year alone was $15 billion. There is much to like about this “idea”. The thing is, it’s only an idea right now. The company has its “parent site” up and running, but AidCoin is not built yet. The AIDPay gateway is the thing that stands out most. Requiring AIDCoin to be the only coin on the blockchain, while accepting fiat and other cryptos, is perfection. They have figured it out. Quite a few projects grew weak when they abandon the usage of their coin. The technology that will allow them to do this is not built yet, though. Here is the company’s accomplishments, and gameplan so far. As you can see, the beta for the AIDChain won’t be released until Q1 2018. Risks Scaling and price fluctuation problems are a major concern. They are building on the Ethereum blockchain, which is not ready for them yet. The volatility of their token will be a problem. For example, how bad would it be if a charity raises $50,000 which they receive in AID, but by the time they go to sell the AID for a good price on exchanges, the price has gone down and they only receive $35,000? -4 CharityStars is a real company/website. They have been doing auctions since 2013, and have raised $10 million so far and their Twitter shows they are actively running different auctions. However, they currently have 17,000 followers, and their auction announcement tweets rarely get more than a couple likes. This lack of popularity is pretty concerning. Will putting their company on the blockchain really make it take off? They don’t leave any room in the budget for marketing. -3 They are basically a whitepaper ICO, a there is no working product, which is possible fine if we can trust them to build what they promise. A huge red flag with this project is that it seems they didn’t plan on how to build and integrate AIDChain. They say this AIDChain will be able to convert people’s fiat and crypto donations instantly to AIDcoin. That’s literally all they said. They offer no explanation of how they will build this technology. And according to their token allocation plan, they forgot to distribute tokens to the AIDChain. How is the chain going to supply AID if it doesn’t have any AID? -5 Growth Potential AidCoin/CharityStars claim to have had over 40,000 different bidders on their site. That’s pretty good for being such a young company. If they up their marketing, this could get popular.+4 The following quote from AidCoins’ telegram spokesman, Gorgio, sums up what they offer. “Right now charities manually report how they spend the funds received, with AidCoin and Aidchain traceability on use of funds can be automated. Moreover the information recorded on the blockchain will be immutable, tamper-proof and publicly accessible, increasing the level of transparency and allowing public auditing.” This is a big idea. Most people wealthy enough to donate money don’t because they simply do not trust that their funds will go where promised. +5 They raised 8,333 ETH during the pre-sale. That’s a success. Clearly, there is interest in this project. +3 The idea is beautiful. The token is the lifeblood and tracking device for where the donation is going. It makes fraud impossible. If the AID token is truly required for all donations, the price could get extremely expensive. This, once again, Is assuming they build the AIDChain the way they say the will. +5 Disposition We have mixed emotions on this one. Investors should re-evaluate once the AIDChain comes out Q1 2018. 5 out of 10 Investment Details The token sale starts January 16. You can sign up for KYC/whitelist here. Platform: ETH Symbol: AID Presale: ended (was 1,200 AID/ 1 ETH) ICO start date: Jan 16 1,000 AID/ 1 ETH) Max supply: 100 million Hardcap: $32 mllion (40k eth) Unsold tokens will not be created. Featured image courtesy of Shutterstock.com Important: Never invest (trade with) money you can't afford to comfortably lose. Always do your own research and due diligence before placing a trade. Read our Terms & Conditions here. Trade recommendations and analysis are written by our analysts which might have different opinions. Read my 6 Golden Steps to Financial Freedom here. Best regards, Jonas Borchgrevink. Rate this post: Important for improving the service. Please add a comment in the comment field below explaining what you rated and why you gave it that rate. Failed Trade Recommendations should not be rated as that is considered a failure either way. (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)You need to be a registered member to rate this. Loading... Joshua Larson 4.2 stars on average, based on 27 rated postsJoshua Larson is also known as the "Bullshit Man" for his ability to spot it a mile away. Avid ICO researcher and contributor. Former professional poker player/backer. Spent 10 years analyzing hand history, stats, and player data. Discovered blockchain in late 2016, and never looked back. He now uses his analysis skills to investigate ICOs full time. What a perfect match, because in today's crazy world of ICOs, information, passion, and diligence = dollar bills! Follow @HackedCom Feedback or Requests? Related Topics:initial coin offeringtoken raise Up Next ICO Analysis: THEKEY Don't Miss ICO Analysis: Majato You may like ICO Analysis: Fieldcoin ICO Analysis: Dispatch ICO Analysis: Chia Network ICO Analysis: Mattereum ICO Analysis: IoTBlock ICO Analysis: EndChain Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. ICO ICO Analysis: Fieldcoin Published 2 days ago on January 13, 2019 By Joshua Larson Fieldcoin is an agribusiness crowdfunding platform that enables anyone to buy, sell, rent, and manage farmland from anywhere in the world. Using IoT, smart contracts, and other agribusiness technology, token holders will form a DAC (Decentralised Autonomous Community) and vote on every aspect of their chosen agribusiness from seed to table. “Fieldcoin’s mission is to bring the blockchain technology to land property transactions and agricultural crowdfunding projects while creating a stable transaction instrument easing the process of land and agribusiness acquisition.” Fieldcoin will offer access to LANDS Management Services. Investors will be able to buy/sell/manage physical land of different sizes and budgets at an attractive price compared to the market value. The company claims to: Brings liquidity to the agricultural industry The token is backed by land. Decentralize the highly centralized agriculture market Track the origin of food products. Manage the way the food is grown (pesticides or organic) Along with the above highlights, Fieldcoin’s “trade-back token” guarantees an 80% ratio on the value of your token to the assets in the ecosystem and the possibility of claiming your assets in physical property at a certain rate under the market price. In the Fieldcoin ecosystem, there are 2 levels of ownership: “Off-chain,” which is to comply with national regulations and “On-chain,” which is recorded and transacted on the blockchain. Off-chain: Fieldcoin Ltd or a third party company DAO (decentralized autonomous organization) owns the property titles recorded in the national land registry. The token holder owns a share of the company representing the specific land acquired on the platform. On-chain: Fieldcoin Ltd creates a unique token with a unique number representing a specific property called LANDS (ERC721). The LANDS token represents the ownership of the property and can be exchanged on the Fieldcoin platform using the Blockchain. The FCO will start April 2nd, 2019. FCO means Field Coin Offering. It’s like any ICO, users buy (FLC) ERC20 Utility tokens which are used to acquire non-fungible tokens (ERC721), which represent a particular agricultural property. “The acquisition of NFT tokens during the ICO makes the Field Coin Offering unique and offers a strong advantage to investors that are able to test the platform and own tangible assets during the Coin Offering.” Token FLC is an ERC20-based utility token distributed during the FCO. The token is used as a currency to buy land, services and crowdfund agricultural projects on the platform. LANDS is an ERC721-based token received after buying a specific land property through our platform, representing land ownership and storing the data of your property. LANDS are also available for purchase during the FCO. According to the company, trade-back token is “Token holders will buy land on Fieldcoin’s platform and pay the full market price displayed on the website. They will be credited with a coupon to buy land for later purchases. The value of the voucher corresponds to the difference between the price drop of the token under the 80% threshold and the actual value of assets in Fieldcoin’s Ecosystem. The coupon can be applied to available properties sold by Fieldcoin Ltd on the platform.” Distribution: Private Sale 2% FCO 60% Token Bonuses 17% Reserves 10% Team 9% Bounty 2% Allocation of funds: 60% Purchase of Physical Land 15% Agribusiness Development 10% IT 7% Legal 6% Marketing 1% Reserve Fund 1% Social and Rural Development Ecosystem asset reallocation: 85% Land Recapitalization 9% Business Operations 5% IT Development 1% Participation in Communities Team The Fieldcoin project is governed and supervised by Fieldcoin Ltd, registered in London. The team members are from France, Canada, USA, India, Belgium, Italy, the UK, Pakistan and China. There are over 25 team members including the advisors. Marc Couzic is the Founder/CEO. He is a freelance commodities and crypto trader since 2013 and has been a “Contributor” to 3 blockchain projects this past year; Experty.io, Kart Block, and Magna Numeris. Alexandre Palubniak is a Web Project Manager from France. He has spent 7 years as a freelance “Director Artistique”. Jeremie Joncas is a COO from Canada but there is not much info on him. He owned a business for 4 years called J2 Entretien (but can’t find any info in it). He’s traded crypto for the last 1.5 years. The rest of the team is similar to the above – very little experience in agriculture or blockchain. There are also 10 Contributors/Advisors. They are average. Verdict When describing the benefits of Fieldcoin in Telegram, CEO Marc Couzic had this to say, among other things. “Yes, it is a share profit system where 40% of net profits on production goes to the externalized land management company or farmer (choosen by Fieldcoin) exploiting the land and 60% to the owner. The holder of LANDS tokens won’t need to do a thing besides participating in decision concerning the type of crops and agricultural method used on its land. The idea is to levy the burden of execution for the investor and move towards agricultural automation processes. Additionally, the price of land grow on average 2-3% worldwide” The idea of Fieldcoin is to have Decentralized Autonomous Communities that will decide on the agriculture products and management of their lands. They will vote on things like the amount of pesticides used, or if they want pure organic or reasonable agriculture. The problem is DACs are complicated. Billion-dollar projects like Ethereum and EOS are still developing the tools to perfect them. Does Team Fieldcoin even have the ability to execute this massive project? It seems iffy, as they are fast approaching on the pre-sale and do not have an MVP. They only have this picture of one. Risks Small soft cap of just $3 million USD. According to the company: “the Proof of Concept can only be implemented once the FCO has reached $5 million USD. In the event of the cap not being reached, the Proof of Concept will be postponed.” This is sketchy. -1 The team is not very impressive at all. -2 Their business plan requires the minting of new Fieldcoin tokens to buy more land. They explain the process in detail here. -1 Only 13% of the funds raised will go to legal and marketing. -1 DACs are complicated. Many top projects are delaying launch until they figure out governance. -2 Growth Potential First mover advantage. +2 They say they’ve already purchased land, have buying promises and about 35 offers to be displayed. +2 85% of the Ecosystem asset reallocation is reserved for new land acquisitions further expanding the Ecosystem.+2 “Fieldcoin plans to target low-risk and average potential markets first, such as the countries within the European Union, and will then move slowly to countries with more venture capital and with much higher expected returns for Fieldcoin’s Ecosystem.”+1.5 1% of the Fieldcoin tokens will be allocated to the Fieldcoin Foundation, which aims to develop community infrastructure. This project includes plans to build schools, water wells, irrigation systems, and roads.+2 “The Fieldcoin token is supported by “Trade-Back Protocol”, offering token holders the possibility to claim LANDS at a reduced price in case of market dips. Thanks to our upward trend capitalization mechanism, new physical lands will be acquired by Fieldcoin Ltd. increasing the guarantee of the Trade Back Protocol.”+2 Although we don’t score Fieldcoin well, these “respected” ICO sites have them ranked rather high. +0.5 Disposition The tools required to build a proper DAC voting system are only now being built. Although something similar to this DAC agribusiness will someday soon be a reality, this project is too early and too ambitious, especially with such an inexperienced team. 5/10 Investment Details Symbol: FLC (ERC20) LANDS (ERC721) Platform: Ethereum Total Supply: 1 billion Presale: Feb 4 – Feb 12, 2019 (100% bonus, 1 million USD worth of tokens available) Price: 1 FLC = $0.05 FCO (Field Coin Offering) Start date: April 2nd 2019. Hard Cap: $31 million Soft Cap: $3 million Telegram: https://t.me/fieldcoin Website: https://www.fieldcoin.io/ Barred Jurisdictions: USA and China All unsold tokens will be burned. 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Spent 10 years analyzing hand history, stats, and player data. Discovered blockchain in late 2016, and never looked back. He now uses his analysis skills to investigate ICOs full time. What a perfect match, because in today's crazy world of ICOs, information, passion, and diligence = dollar bills! Follow @HackedCom Feedback or Requests? Continue Reading ICO ICO Analysis: ECOMI Published 1 week ago on January 5, 2019 By Kent Hamilton ECOMI Collect is a delivery cross-platform (mobile, desktop, web) application and marketplace for buying, selling and swapping premium licensed digital collectibles and digital artwork. The authenticity and scarcity of digital collectibles is created using Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). ECOMI Collect is operated and supported by ORBIS Blockchain Technology Limited, a registered company in New Zealand, with offices in New York, Auckland, Taipei and Shanghai. ORBIS is comprised of 17 staff plus 14 board members and advisors. ECOMI has a vision of being the #1 platform for buying, selling, and trading premium digital collectibles and virtual goods using Distributed Ledger Technology. ECOMI plans to revolutionize the 200 billion USD collectibles market by building its own ecosystem (ECOMI Collect) on Blockchain technology and a Secure Storage Wallet. ECOMI already has major brands on board that will give them instant worldwide attention and credibility. They also have a team that is unparalleled in this industry including their Head of Global Licensing, Alfred Kahn, who is responsible for bringing Pokemon to the world as well as “go to market” strategies for iconic brands such as Cabbage Patch Kids, Pokemon Go, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Yu-Gi-Oh and many more. ECOMI Collect will give users real ownership of premium licensed digital collectibles and virtual goods while providing counterfeit protection and the ability for peer to peer transactions. ECOMI Collect intends to dominate this market by capturing six main categories: movies, television series, evergreen characters, animation, gaming, and digital art. Every user will have their own personal showroom which they can customize by using different layouts, backgrounds, and props. Users can make their showrooms private or public, and even share across multiple social media platforms. The vision is to revolutionize the collectibles industry by creating the world’s best platform giving users the freedom to interact and control their digital collectibles worldwide. The ECOMI Secure Wallet is the world’s first wireless, credit card sized, cryptocurrency hardware wallet. It is a true cold wallet that never connects directly to the internet that employs (CC EAL 5+ Security) government level encryption and security. It also uses an encrypted secure Bluetooth connection to the host device (iOS or Android smartphone) removing the need for a wireless connection. The Secure Wallet has an E-paper display on the card to view balances and pairs with the ECOMI app to view manage balances online. The ECOMI Secure Wallet can bend, waterproof, and has a fully rechargeable battery. There are no extra fees or contracts and it currently supports Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, and Bitcoin Cash. Token The ECOMI token is needed for the sale and purchase of digital collectibles and secondly, access to extra features and benefits within the app. The digital collectibles offered through ECOMI Collect are Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). In order to facilitate the purchase and trade of digital collectibles, ECOMI Collect utilizes the OMI token. The OMI tokens will be GO20 standard whereas the digital collectibles are GO721 (NFTs). When a purchase of a collectible is made, the OMI tokens will be exchanged for the NFT. The NFT will be sent to the users Ecomi Collect app and become rightfully theirs, whilst the OMI tokens used for the purchase are discarded to a locked address. Use of funds: Licensing Acquisition -55% Product Development -22.5% Marketing Expenses-15% Business Operation -5% Legal Expenses -2.5% Token allocation: ICO (Private & Public Sale) 20% | 150,000,000,000 OMI In App Purchases 40% | 300,000,000,000 OMI Business Development 20% | 150,000,000,000 OMI Team, Advisors, Board Members 20% | 150,000,000,000 OMI (ECOMI Team / Board / Advisors 12 month cliff, ECOMI Founders 24 month cliff, then vested at 25% quarterly) 1 token is equal to 1 satoshi and is only planned to be listed as BTC pairing on exchanges to minimise any potential downside to the token price. Team Below is a breakdown of the key team members. David Yu (Co-Founder & CEO) Founder – Games R Us Founder – Retail Management Group Trustee – Touchable Earth Foundation 2016 Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award – Australia New Zealand Chamber of Commerce Taipei 21 Years Experience in Collectibles and Branding Alfred Kahn (Head of Global Licensing) Chairman & CEO of CraneKahn LLC Chairman of the Board of Toon Goggles Inc. Chairman & CEO of 4Kids Entertainment Licensing Responsible for the biggest hits in licensing such as Pokemon, Cabbage Patch Kids, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Yu-Gi-Oh! Credited for the marketing of brands such as Nintendo, Mario Bros, Donkey Kong, Zelda, James Bond, WWF, WFW, and Xbox to name a few. MB Technology Co-Founder of the Interoperability Alliance Benn has lead ICO strategy for projects such as Wanchain, Quarkchain, Aion, Icon, GoChain, Origo, Fantom and many more. Benn has brought multiple top-tier projects to the cryptocurrency market and is definitely considered an industry leading advisor. Daniel Crothers (Co-Founder & COO) Co-Founder ABC Stars Co-Founder Digitalus Co-Founder HERB Joseph Janik (Co-Founder & CIO) Co-Founder of Movement Food Territory Business Manager of TechnoGym Account Executive of Rivkin Verdict The virtual goods market is currently at $80 Billion USD and expected to grow to $100 Billion USD within the next three years. The collectibles industry already generates $200 Billion USD annually, and ECOMI has strategic plans to capitalize on this growing trend in both markets. With this team’s credibility, ECOMI can easily become a major player in this field from their launch. Risks Only 20% of tokens are available during the ico sale which is considered to be on the low side. However, ico’s with similar token metrics, such as QuarkChain, have performed quite well. -1.5 Although they may not have team members as well known as the ECOMI team, there are competitors that have the advantage of already being in the space. -1 Growth Potential Compared to other ICOs with all-star teams, the hard cap is rather low which allows for greater opportunity for growth among initial investors. +1.5 The team brings years of expertise and experience in the necessary areas for ECOMI to succeed in what they’ve set out to achieve and is definitely the star of this ico with major credibility and recognition. +3 Strategic partnerships are key to helping ico’s succeed. ECOMI has partnered with CraneKahn® which is an international PR and licensing company powered by the visionary Alfred Kahn. Alfred brought to the world iconic brands, licensing programs and caused the viral adoption of major brands such as Pokémon/Pokémon Go, Cabbage Patch Kids, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Super Mario Brothers and many more, earning him membership in the Licensing Hall of Fame and KidscreenHall of Fame. ECOMI has also signed, or is at the final deal memo stage or MOU, with many top global brands. +3 Real world application is instrumental for the success of any blockchain project. An instore retail program will be introduced to support consumers with retail products being distributed throughout 4,000+ retail channels established through existing relationships. +2 Disposition With ico’s on the decline and recently shown in a negative light in the media, ECOMI could be exactly what investors are looking for: a project with a stellar and highly respected team, an achievable roadmap, and entering the virtual goods market which is estimated to reach $100B over the next five years. ECOMI receives a 7 out 10 rating. Investment Details 1 token is equal to 1 satoshi and is only planned to be listed as BTC pairing on exchanges to minimise any potential downside to the token price. Symbol: OMI Token Type: GO20/721 Total Circulating Supply: 750,000,000,000 OMI Tokens Available for Sale: 450,000,000,000 OMI Price: 0.00000001 BTC (1 Satoshi) Hardcap: 1,500 BTC Accepted Currencies: BTC Learn More: Website: ECOMI.com Pitch Deck: ECOMI Pitch Deck Telegram: t.me/ecomi Medium: medium.com/ecomi Twitter: twitter.com/ecomi_ Facebook: twitter.com/ecomi_ YouTube: www.facebook.com/ecomi.ecosystem Disclosure: Analyst does not own ECOMI tokens. Featured image courtesy of Shutterstock. Important: Never invest (trade with) money you can't afford to comfortably lose. Always do your own research and due diligence before placing a trade. Read our Terms & Conditions here. Trade recommendations and analysis are written by our analysts which might have different opinions. Read my 6 Golden Steps to Financial Freedom here. Best regards, Jonas Borchgrevink. Rate this post: Important for improving the service. Please add a comment in the comment field below explaining what you rated and why you gave it that rate. Failed Trade Recommendations should not be rated as that is considered a failure either way. (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)You need to be a registered member to rate this. Loading... Kent Hamilton 4.6 stars on average, based on 54 rated postsKent Hamilton - Co-Founder of CryptoDayTrader.io, where we are building Pro Crypto Tools Follow @HackedCom Feedback or Requests? Continue Reading ICO ICO Analysis: Dispatch Published 2 weeks ago on December 30, 2018 By Daniel Won Although it has the highest market cap and is the most popular cryptocurrency, Bitcoin is able to proceed on average only seven transactions per second. This means that when twenty people try to send their BTC at the same time, more than ten of these people have to wait until their transaction is confirmed and for the receiver to get their BTC. It is the same with Ethereum as well, due to its average fifteen transactions per second. Cryptocurrencies face a problem of scalability and if they are to reach the holy grail of main-stream adoption at some point in the future, this issue must be solved. But that is not all. When there is a network congestion and you need to send your tokens immediately, you might have to pay high transaction fees as well. Consider the following scenario: You are at a coffee shop, getting your morning coffee. They accept cryptocurrencies and you want to pay with your ETH. Unfortunately, there is a network congestion so that in order to pay ETH worth of $3 immediately, you have to pay a transaction fee in ETH worth of $5. Dispatch is a project proposing solutions to these issues. Its protocol enables fast, scalable, secure DApps without any transaction fees. It handles governance on-chain and data off-chain, making high transaction throughput a possibility as the network works more efficiently this way. Although Ethereum is deemed to be the main platform for DApps, the protocol is backward compatible, meaning that almost every decentralized application built on Ethereum can be moved to and work on Dispatch. Three key components of the Dispatch Protocol are as follows. The Dispatch Ledger: Just like with Bitcoin and Ethereum, the Dispatch Ledger keeps the record of transactions. The Dispatch Artifact Network: A network of data farmer holds data that cannot fit in the ledger. The Dispatch Virtual Machine: DVM connects these two main components. Dispatch’s own Delegated Asynchronous Proof-of-Stake (DAPoS) consensus algorithm enables a fast and eco-friendly environment for decentralized applications by incentivizing collaboration among validators, instead of competition as in other blockchain projects. It’s main difference from its competitors is its dependence on individual transactions’ gossips rather than the sequential distribution of blocks. Token The Dispatch token will be used to conduct transactions, for community building and as a bridge to other components of the Dispatch ecosystem. The total supply of DAN is 25,000,000,000 tokens. 42% of the total supply will be allocated for the token sale. No other information on the token distribution and how the team is planning to use the token sale proceeds are made public yet. Team CEO Matt McGraw: McGraw was the vice president of culture, client and staff experience at Synoptek and the manager of consulting services at All Covered. Patrik Wijkstrom: Wijkstrom has worked as the director of advisory services at PwC, as the senior manager of user experience at Juniper Networks and as the content and attribution tools manager at Nortel Networks. Zachary Fallon: Fallon worked as senior counsel for eight years at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and as an associate for about 3 years at Latham & Watkins. Darin Kotalik: Kotalik was a marketing operation strategist at Cisco and a senior product manager at Adobe Systems. Colin Lowenberg: Lowenberg has worked as a solution architect at Cisco Meraki, as a chief wireless architect at Accenture and as a wireless field applications engineer at Broadcom. Denis Molchanenko: Molchanenko was a lead automation engineer at Hitachi Data Systems, a performance engineer at IBM and at Charles Schwab. Dmitri Molchanenko: Molchanenko has worked as an automation engineer at Intuit and as a staff QA engineer at VMware. Advisors Nicole DeMeo: DeMeo has provided her marketing consultancy services to Babbel, Peak Games, Trendyol, Hewlett-Packard and Organic. Gil Penchina: Penchina has held respectable positions at eBay, Bain & Company and General Electric. Tim Siwula: Siwula was a software engineer at ConsenSys. Andrew Segal: Segal is an assistant professor of computer science at the University of San Francisco. Paul Lambert: Lambert has worked at Marvell Semiconductor, Oracle and Motorola. Jordan Burton: Burton was a case team leader at Bain & Company and the director of business development at EzGov. Investors Fenbushi Digital: Fenbushi Digital is an Asian leading firm investing in and promoting blockchain projects. Verdict Below is a breakdown of the risks and growth potential of Dispatch Labs. Risks The main problem which transaction fee-free blockchain projects usually face is that either the network is highly centralized or successful attacks on the network are not costly. It is not clear that how the Dispatch Protocol can operate without facing these two issues. (-1) Very limited information on token metrics and token distribution is made public so far. (-1) Growth Potential Great team and advisors. (+2) The token sale will be conducted after the main-net is launched, which is something we do not see very often. The team seems to do things right and this should provide trust in the project for the ICO investor. (+4) Disposition Top cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum are known to have problems of scalability and occasional high transaction fees. Although most decentralized applications are built on Ethereum, the low transaction throughput makes it inconvenient to use them as well. Dispatch provides a fast, secure and transaction fee-free network to solve these issues. By dealing with governance on the chain and data off the chain, it is able to provide high transaction speed and its own consensus protocol Delegated Asynchronous Proof-of-Stake provides an eco-friendly mining solution by incentivizing collaboration instead of competition among validators. Thanks to its backward compatibility with Ethereum, any decentralized application working on Ethereum can work on Dispatch as well. There is very limited information on token metrics and token distribution as of the time of writing and this makes it hard to evaluate the project’s financials and estimate any potential return on investment. The usual problem that blockchain projects without transaction fees are that either they are highly centralized, or they do not have strong defense mechanisms to evade attacks. It is not clear that how the Dispatch Protocol can operate without facing these two issues. On the bright side, the project has a great team and is backed by an all-star advisory board. The token sale is planned to be conducted after the main-net is launched and this is something we rarely see nowadays. Dispatch Protocol receives a 4/10. Investment Details Type: ERC20 – Utility Symbol: DIS Platform: Ethereum Crowdsale: Unspecified Minimum Investment: Unspecified Price: $0.005 Hard Cap: $39,500,000 Restricted from Participating: Unspecified For More Information Featured image courtesy of Shutterstock. Important: Never invest (trade with) money you can't afford to comfortably lose. Always do your own research and due diligence before placing a trade. Read our Terms & Conditions here. Trade recommendations and analysis are written by our analysts which might have different opinions. Read my 6 Golden Steps to Financial Freedom here. Best regards, Jonas Borchgrevink. Rate this post: Important for improving the service. Please add a comment in the comment field below explaining what you rated and why you gave it that rate. 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