ICO ICO Analysis: Cryptoflix Published 6 months ago on March 21, 2018 By Kent Hamilton The Money Makers Club now has 6 of 15 available seats. Learn more here! Once considered a niche market, video on demand services have now become mainstream. As these services continue toward mass adoption, Cryptoflix intends to become a player in the industry by tokenizing video streaming while adding it to the blockchain. Cryptoflix is a blockchain streaming platform designed for anyone, anywhere to view paid and free content. The paid content will include televisions shows and movies. Educational content will be free to individuals and available to schools, companies, governments and institutions via a subscription service. Users will be able to purchase the paid content with common cryptocurrencies and the Cryptoflix FLIX token – which will provide a discount to incentivize use. Cryptoflix will first target undeveloped, highly populated countries to gain traction and set out to expand from there. Following the completion of the platform, Cryptoflix intends to create a film marketplace. Holders of the FLIX token will have the opportunity to invest in film projects listed on this market using FLIX tokens. This will provide funding for the production of film projects while giving FLIX token holders the opportunity to earn returns. The launch of the film market is scheduled for Q1 2019. Token FLIX is an ERC223 token that will be used to purchase paid content on the Cryptoflix platform at a discount and to invest in film projects through the Cryptoflix Film Marketplace. The token sale is scheduled to begin May 15, 2018, and conclude June 15, 2018. The price is listed as 1 FLIX = 0.0004 ETH. The hard cap is set at 22,800 ETH, which translates to $11.4 million USD at the time of writing. More than half (57%) of the tokens are available during the ICO crowdsale and 18% is reserved for the team and advisers with a one-year vesting period. Team While it’s not uncommon for many of the current ICOs to have team members working full-time jobs in other companies and/or running other businesses, it’s certainly not the best case scenario for success. The Cryptoflix team is no exception, with their LinkedIn profiles showing outside obligations. It’s worth mentioning that only a couple of team members have Cryptoflix listed. However, they do have excellent experience in the fields necessary to achieve success, including film production and distribution, blockchain and marketing. Christian Falkenberg Husum is the founder and CEO of Cryptoflix, as well as current Managing Director for OptiNordic, Portobello Film Sales ApS and Phoenix Film Investments ApS. Stefan Steen Larsen is the COO of Cryptoflix and Head of Distribution and Marketing for Chili Entertainment ApS. Verdict Two billion people are estimated to not have access to bank accounts or credit cards, which is what current streaming and video on demand services require. Cryptoflix will give those people the option to use FLIX tokens or other cryptocurrencies in digital wallets to access video on demand content. Cryptoflix will start by launching its Cryptoflix streaming platform, which will include both free and paid content with ambitions to add additional services such as a film marketplace, a production company, an ebook distribution platform, as well as set up a charitable trust. Everything mentioned will be connected to the streaming platform. At the current price of Ethereum, the market cap for this project is rather low and could possibly give a nice return on investment if successfully implemented. Risks Team members have outside interests, which don’t allow for total commitment to the Cryptoflix project or its success. -0.5 The launch of Cryptoflix Alpha is scheduled for the third quarter of 2018, which is after the ICO. Savvy investors would prefer this to occur before the crowdsale. Although they have a proof of concept website, there isn’t any Github information. -1.75 If industry giants such as Netflix and Amazon Prime decide to join the cryptocurrency blockchain industry, they will be extremely tough to compete against. -1.5 Growth Potential Developing nations with high populations create an opportunity for exponential growth, provided that a platform like Cryptoflix is able to successfully integrate and gain popularity. +3 While the team may not have what some analysts consider “all-stars,” the members have all the prerequisites to achieve their ambitions. +3.5 The free content offered should broaden the project’s consumer base and enable conversion of some free content viewers to paid content viewers. +2.5 Disposition There is little doubt that streaming and video on demand services will continue to be implemented around the globe and Cryptoflix is positioned to profit substantially if successful at adding this tokenized service to the blockchain. The author would argue that focusing on underdeveloped nations in South America, Africa and Asia is one of Cryptoflix’s best decisions to-date, as this will broaden their chances of success. Getting to these markets first could give Cryptoflix a fighting chance if major players in this industry decide to begin using blockchain technologies. However, it’s unclear how those without bank accounts or credit cards will acquire tokens to use on the platform. Accounting for all factors, Cryptoflix receives a rating of 5.25 out of 10. Investment Details Type: Utility token Symbol: FLIX Platform: Ethereum Price: 1 FLIX = 0.0004 ETH Hard cap: currently $12,540,000 Crowdsale: May 15, 2018 – June 15, 2018 Available for sale: 57,000,000 FLIX Payments Accepted: ETH For more information regarding Cryptoflix: Website: cryptoflix.io Telegram: t.me/joinchat/HAI8CFMG4X23G1whB-rnYQ Twitter: twitter.com/Crypto_Flix Facebook: facebook.com/cryptoflix.io/ 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. (2 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)You need to be a registered member to rate this. Loading... Kent Hamilton 4.6 stars on average, based on 50 rated postsKent Hamilton - Co-Founder of SpryOne - Loyalty Platform on the Blockchain. Follow @HackedCom Feedback or Requests? Related Topics:crypto flixcrypto moviescrypto streaming moviescryptoflix Up Next ICO Analysis: Safein Don't Miss ICO Analysis: NeuroChain (NCC) You may like 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: Ultrain Published 1 hour ago on September 18, 2018 By Kent Hamilton The Money Makers Club now has 6 of 15 available seats. Learn more here! Ultrain Technology Limited is a cloud computing and smart contract platform with a programmable tech-infrastructure and multiple add-on features. Ultrain will function as an infrastructure for scalable decentralized applications (dApps), as well as provide trusted computational services to multiple sectors, such as retail, shared economy, logistics, financial services, healthcare, and media/entertainment. The company will use a new random trusted consensus framework allowing the network to use only 1% of computing power to mint new coins, freeing up the remaining 99% to be used by applications. Ultrain will provide computing power for network management, AI, user-friendly smart contracts, high-performance trust computation, and blockchain IoT services. This business ecosystem is comprised of multiple business organizations separated into three sectors: The Technology Sector: infrastructure services integrated based on public blockchain, AI, and IoT. The Horizontal Services Sector: organizations that provide decentralized business services, including decentralized insurance, decentralized banks, decentralized loan services, etc. The Vertical Application Sector: decentralized application services that can be implemented in numerous industries such as finance, retail, scientific research and development, manufacturing, logistics, entertainment, pharmaceutical biochemistry, food, real estate, education, agriculture, etc. Consensus features of Ultrain: Completely decentralized architecture Ultra-large-scale network cluster Multi-terminal support High-performance computing Decentralization design Token UGAS is the utility token that will be used within the Ultrain economic system. UGAS will be required to pay for the use of the computing power and third-party service components on Ultrain. Also, all participating nodes are required to mortgage UGAS. UTokens on Ultrain, similar to ERC20 tokens on Ethereum, will be issued by each dApps running on the network. dApps will choose their own consensus mechanisms and token metrics. The project has already raised $20 million during a seed round, during which 10% of the token supply was sold. Five percent of token supply is allocated for private/public sale scheduled for Q4 2018. The overall breakdown is as follows: 50% Mining 15% Core Team 10% Foundation/Ecology 10% Private Sale (Already completed) 10% Consultant & Community Building 5% Future Private/Public Sale Team The Ultrain team is impressive, bringing extensive experience from powerhouse companies such as Alibaba, Google, IBM, and Ant Financial. Their experience includes IT, finance, blockchain, business, management, computer programming, & software development. Team members include: Rui Guo – Ultrain Co-founder & CEO. Former Technical Director for Alibaba Group. Former Senior Architect for IBM Husen Wang – Ultrain Chief Cryptologist. Former Blockchain Cryptography Expert for Ant Financial. Former Project Collaborator for Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) Yufeng Shen – Ultrain Chief Architect. Former Senior Technical Expert for Alibaba Group. Former Senior Software Engineer for Google Advisors include: Dr. Keyu Jin – Tenured Professor at the London School of Economics. Board Member for the Richemont Group. Harvard University PhD Luyu Yang – Co-founder of musical.ly. Former Product Management Director for eBaoTech Corporation. Co-Founder of Snowbird Consulting Verdict Using a completely decentralized public network with lower operating costs, higher operating efficiency, and innovations in cryptography, Ultrain aims to surpass traditional public blockchain platforms in performance and scalability with up to 20,000 tps. With a stellar team and strong financial backing, Ultrain could become a major player by 2019. Risks Even with an all-star team, competing with the likes of Ethereum, EOS, and NEO is no small task. -1 Token metrics are a major aspect which ico investors consider. Based on current information available, the total market cap valuation is $200 million which is rather high in the current market. -1 The hype factor for Ultrain, which carries weight in the current crypto market, isn’t considered high. However, it is currently growing and gaining momentum. -1 Growth Opportunity Ultrain will release important R&D milestones and be the keynote speaker at SF Blockchain week in October to kick-start the developer community building for Ultrain. There are several products to be released: (1) Public testnet launching, (2) Permitted mainnet launching, (3) Zero knowledge proof demo, and (4) Multiple DApps demo on chain. +3 Unitopia lab, a Blockchain research lab of the well-known Chinese video game developer Electronic Soul, announced a strategic partnership with Ultrain. Together, they will aim to establish a presence in this new market and make Blockchain video games a household product. +3 DApps will be able to use their own consensus mechanism or choose PoW, PoS, DPoS, POA, and RPOS. +2 Ultrain has an extensive list of investing partners including Draper Dragon, FBG Capitol, KuCoin, and Bixon. +2 Disposition While Ultrain hasn’t gotten as much attention as some hyped up ico’s, this could work out in favor of investors who see an opportunity of an excellent project that’s been flying under the radar. The team and advisors are solid, they have a partnership with Unitopia lab, and they have the backing of numerous VC firms. All things considered, Ultrain receives a 7 out of 10 rating. Investment Details Type: Utility Symbol: UGAS Price: 1 UGAS = $0.20 USD Total Supply: 1,000,000,000 UGAS Private Sale: 10% of tokens (Completed) Future Private/Public Sales: 5% (Q4 2018) For more information regarding Ultrain: Website: http://www.ultrain.io Telegram: https://t.me/ultrainchain Twitter: https://twitter.com/UltrainB Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ultraincommunity/ Medium: https://medium.com/@ultrainchain 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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More experienced traders sometimes set prices to sell some or all of their tokens, taking profits and moving forward. This way of trading is basically predicting a price to sell cryptocurrencies: If you make a good prediction, then you sell at the peak. If not, either you are not able to sell as the price did not go up as much as you have predicted, or it keeps rising up which would be still a good trade. Hedge is a platform allowing seasoned traders to sell their predictions. They create Blueprints with the predicted information in the form of a smart contract. They are required to stake HEDG tokens which can be seen as a measure of security, disincentivizing these investors’ spamming Blueprints. Platform users obtain these Blueprints in return for HEDG tokens. A decentralized oracle then checks whether the prediction is true or false. If true, the predictor gets all staked coins. If not, the predictor loses his or her staked coins and the platform user gets his or her token back. Blueprint creators are ranked in terms of their success rates, streaks and so on. By checking creator’s rank, platform users can buy blueprints from more successful creators. Once you feel confident in your trading skills and predictions, you can create and sell Blueprints yourself on Hedge as well. Yet a dispute over almost anything is possible. A platform user or a Blueprint creator can create a dispute about the result of his or her prediction. In this case, the disputer has to stake more coins and highly-ranked users decide whether the prediction is, in fact, true or false. If a person is false about his or her dispute, he loses these additionally staked coins as well. All this process, from the creation of a Blueprint to the dispute’s result, is conducted in a decentralized manner. Token HEDG tokens are used for the creation of Blueprints, buying these Blueprints and creating disputes. The staking mechanism, a quite common defense mechanism, ensures that spamming Blueprints is not financially viable for the attacker. As tokens at any sale stage are sold $0.02, the ICO investor does not have much to worry regarding any huge bonus for private investors and so on. 90% of the hard-cap is already sold which is a good reason to think that the project has met interest to some acceptable degree and meeting the hard cap should not be hard. The initial total supply of HEDG is 1 billion tokens with the following token distribution: 50% private and public tokens 10% seed round 20% team 12% partnerships and community 3% advisors 5% company Team, partnership and community, and advisor tokens are locked for 36 months, 12 months and 12 months respectively. Once the lock-up period ends, tokens will be released in monthly installments. There is no information on how the team is planning to use the token sale proceeds at the moment. Team CEO David Waslen: Prior to co-founding Chrysalis Capital Advisors Inc., Waslen was the director of finance at Handy, an application to book home services. Allan Redman: Redman is a senior software developer at Siemens Canada. Before joining Siemens, he was a senior .Net developer at Schneider Electric. Verdict Below is a breakdown of the risks and growth potential of Hedge. Risks No advisors are listed as of September 15th. (-1) In the absence of social media channels such as Reddit and Telegram, it is hard to gauge the community interest in the project. (-1) A more complex prediction system instead of a true/false one could create more interest and diversity. (-1.5) Growth Potential The project has already met 90% of its hard cap in prior rounds and should not have trouble to hit the cap. (+2) Prediction market cryptocurrency projects tend to do well in terms of return on investment. (+2) Such a taking mechanism is a common, yet a good way to defend against spam attacks. (+1.5) Low hard cap. (+1.5) Disposition Hedge is a very simple, yet elegant prediction market cryptocurrency project. It enables seasoned investors to sell their predictions and less experienced traders to buy them with HEDG tokens. Even the adoption of a small community is sufficient for the project to work, which is quite likely as it has already raised 90% of its hard cap, precisely $9,000,000. On the other hand, from the perspective of an ICO investor, it is hard to gauge any potential return on investment as the absence of social media channels makes it extremely hard to gauge the community interest in the project. Implemented staking mechanism defends the platform against spam attacks and gives platform users a reason to use tokens. Investors might think that a binary prediction system isn’t ideal vs. a more sophisticated one. Hedge receives a 3.5/10. Investment Details Type: ERC20 – Utility Symbol: HEDG Platform: Ethereum Crowdsale: October 17th Minimum Investment: Unspecified Price: $0.02 Hard Cap: $10,000,000 Payments Accepted: Unspecified 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. 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... Daniel Won 4.8 stars on average, based on 30 rated posts Follow @HackedCom Feedback or Requests? Continue Reading ICO ICO Analysis: Block66 Published 2 days ago on September 16, 2018 By Daniel Won The Money Makers Club now has 6 of 15 available seats. Learn more here! The mortgage market is one of the biggest financial markets in the world. The market in the United States is around $10 trillion dollars, but the worldwide figure of $33 trillion is even more impressive. Yet getting a mortgage is not easy as risk-averse institutions do not have business with many viable candidates. Even if institutions at a smaller scale and private lenders want to get their piece of the pie, they are having a hard time to find a place in the market and meet entry barriers. Block66 is a mortgage blockchain platform aiming to connect these two sides of lenders and borrowers. By using this platform, credible people whose applications are denied by the mainstream mortgage market now can borrow funds from lenders. It should be also noted that a mortgage application takes forty to forty-five days in the United States and the most of this period is spent on bureaucratic issues. At the end of this period, many people’s applications are rejected, and their precious time is just wasted. But now thanks to smart contracts and the blockchain technology, this inefficient and stressful process of loaning and borrowing money can be conducted in a way much easier and faster. Having no access to any bank account or geographical boundaries is not an issue as long as you find a borrower or a lender, depending on which side of the trade you are. Any document can be automatically checked, thus no bureaucratic baggage. Truly Block66, the world’s first blockchain enabled mortgage lending network, can do it all in a highly transparent and efficient way. Token The Block66 platform uses two different tokens. The first one, Block66 Token (B66), is the main currency of the network. The second one, Block66 Network Tokens (BNET), is produced by B66 tokens, quite similar to NEO-GAS pair. BNET tokens shall be used for actions which take place in the network such as covering third-party KYC costs and modifying the proof of loan tokens. This currency generation mechanism brings another incentive to hold B66 tokens. As no currency other than BNET can be used for these actions, we can say that BNET is the fuel of the Block66 platform. Any BNET used for in-platform actions will be burned, thus decreasing the supply and increasing the demand per token. The ICO investor should note that in the pre-sale round still going on, contributors are offered a discount of 33%, making the price $0.07 per token. The initial total supply of B66 is 300,000,000 tokens with the following token distribution: 9% advisors and bug bounty 40% reserve 16.6% presale 34.4% main sale The team is planning to use the token sale proceeds as follows. 15% operations 30% business development 40% engineering 15% marketing Team CEO John Markham: Markham is a mortgage agent at Mortgage Intelligence, a mortgage broker company located in Ontario, Canada. Vishal Karangutkar: Prior to joining Block66 as a solidity developer, Karanguthar has worked as a principal engineer at Fidelity Investments and as a senior system engineer at Merrill Lynch. Advisors Shingo Lavine: Lavine is the founder and CEO at Ethos. Hakim Thompson: Thompson was the vice-president at Goldman Sachs’ Mortgages & Structured Products division before joining Behalf, an alternative financial provider for small to medium-sized businesses, as the director of finance. Rob Beswick: Beswick is the chief commercial officer at Virgin Mobile. Maurice Herlihy: Herlihy is a professor of computer science at Brown University and an advisor to Ethos and Algorand. Partners Bounty0x: Bounty0x is a blockchain platform built on the 0x protocol, allowing people and companies to run bounty programs. Civic: Civic is a blockchain project which creates tools for identity protection and control. Verdict Below is a breakdown of the risks and growth potential of Block66. Risks MVP will be launched Q1’ 2019. (-1.5) Cryptocurrencies’ volatility is quite a big problem for lending platforms. (-1.5) Growth Potential Due to the money lending market’s unrealistic standards and unfair restrictions, so many people’s demands are rejected. Once projects like Block66 earn these people’s trust, this area will be definitely a hot one. (+2) The presence of team members experienced in mortgage and real estate markets. (+2) Fair token metrics. (+2) Disposition The mortgage market is one of the biggest financial markets in the world, but due to institutional lenders’ risk-averseness, many credible people and small companies are not able to get a loan even if there are smaller institutions and private lenders out there willing to make loans. Block66 is the first mortgage-focused lending and borrowing cryptocurrency project, aiming to break down this wall between these two sides. Although it is pretty much established between the cryptocurrency community that lending platforms provide an important use-case, the expected success is not met so far. Block66 has a fair shot at relative success by having team members experienced in mortgage loans and real estate. Yet, since MVP will not be released until next year, it is too early to tell. Block66 receives a 3/10. Investment Details Type: ERC20 – Utility Symbol: B66 Platform: Ethereum Crowdsale: Unspecified Minimum Investment: Unspecified Price: $0.10 Hard Cap: $12,285,000 Payments Accepted: Unspecified 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. 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. 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