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MDX cryptocurrency exchange

With the increasing popularity of cryptocurrencies comes a growing demand for exchanges where the various cryptocurrencies can be traded. And although cryptocurrency exchanges have seen huge growth during the past couple of years, it’s still not showing any signs of slowing down.

We now have a large selection of both traditional centralized and newer decentralized crypto exchanges to choose from. Some of these exchanges accept trading between national (“fiat”) currencies and cryptocurrencies, while most only allow for trading between cryptocurrencies.

Mandala is a planned cryptocurrency and blockchain asset exchange that distinguishes itself from other established exchanges by being focused primarily on simplicity and user-friendliness for people who are new to trading and investing.

According to the company, people who are new to investing makes up the majority of current and future cryptocurrency investors. Mandala is therefore aiming to be the gateway for these people into the cryptocurrency universe, in a similar way to the purpose Coinbase has served over the past few years.

The Mandala team argues that as more and more big companies announce that they are exploring blockchain initiatives, the public will become more comfortable with the technology and more and more people will want to invest in cryptocurrencies. This will in turn lead to an exponentially growing flow of money into the crypto space, which translates into more business for crypto exchanges of all types.

MDX user interface

The most obvious problem when it comes to the Mandala ICO is the lack of any minimum viable product (MVP) or prototype. According to the roadmap on the website, the beta release of the exchange is scheduled for the third quarter of 2018, which is well after the start of the public token sale, which is set to begin on June 1.

It is also still unclear if Mandala will be a crypto-only exchange or if fiat currencies will also be accepted. The company writes on its website that they “hope” to be able to accept fiat currencies for trading “as the laws and compliance regulations allow.” In other words, we don’t know if fiat will eventually be accepted for trading on the Mandala exchange. However, given the strict regulatory requirements of most jurisdictions, and the fact that Mandala as of yet is not regulated by anybody, we have to assume that fiat trading will not be available in the foreseeable future.

In addition to the exchange itself, the team also plans to add a backtesting tool to let users easily test the reliability of technical trading indicators like the MACD or Moving Averages. It should be mentioned that this is something that is very difficult to create as an accurate and reliable tool. It is something for example TradingView has worked on for years, and even their solution is far from easy to use for beginners. With that said, IF the company manages to pull this off successfully, it would be a huge plus for the platform as a whole.

Token

The Cayman Islands-based company Mandala Holdings, LLC is issuing a utility token called MDX on the Ethereum blockchain.

The MDX token is intended to be used to pay for trading fees and commissions, and also as a currency to pay for purchases on the built-in marketplace that the team is planning to set up within the Mandala platform.

Similar to many other exchanges, users who pay their trading fees with the MDX token will receive significant discounts.

Approximately two thirds of the tokens will be available for sale, while the remaining tokens will be distributed as follows:

  • Team – 20%
  • Company reserve – 10%
  • Advisors, influencers and bounty – 5%

MDX token distribution

The current pre-ICO price of the MDX token is $0.07 + 25% bonus. During the first stage of the public token sale, the price will be $0.06 before it rises to $0.07.

Team

The first thing I always do when research an ICO team is to check the LinkedIn profiles of the key team members. This is a really simple way to check their level of commitment to the company launching the ICO, and very often I find the same result: Most of the team members haven’t even listed the company on their LinkedIn.

In the case of Mandala, the two co-founders have both listed the company as their employer. The Chief Marketing Officer, on the other hand, has no mention of Mandala on his personal profile.

The Chief Technical Officer, Zach Daniels, lists Mandala as one of six current employers on LinkedIn, which makes us seriously question his level of commitment to the company.

The CEO and co-founder of Mandala is Nate Flanders. Nate has a diverse background as founder of a blockchain-based online casino and a phone repair company in Florida. According to his LinkedIn profile, Nate is still working as Vice President of Operations at the online casino while he is setting up Mandala.

The other co-founder and CSO of Mandala is Chicago man Anant Handa. Just like the CEO, Anant also has a background in the phone repair business, and he remains CEO of ReVamp Electronics. In addition, Anant also remains an advisor to BitWatch.io, an app that helps crypto traders manage their trading activities and portfolios.

All in all, the two co-founders both have entrepreneurial experience and first-hand experience with blockchain technology, which is undoubtedly a positive for Mandala.

Verdict

The main problem when it comes to the Mandala ICO is clearly the lack of any prototype or MVP to demonstrate that the team is capable of building the platform they describe in the white paper. It should be clear for everyone that investing in an ICO that has nothing more than a website and a white paper is a very risky venture.

Regulations also pose a question mark when it comes to this ICO. It is unclear if the platform will be able to accept fiat currencies at this point, and we frankly don’t know if they will be able to obtain any regulatory approvals at all.

What we do know is that the company says they are “thoroughly researching and studying all applicable laws and will be be properly registered with the appropriate governing bodies, including the SEC and the CFTC[…]”

Unfortunately, the white paper that the team has prepared also appears somewhat generic and lacks details on how the platform will work.

Growth Potential

  • With the increasing popularity of cryptocurrencies comes an increase in demand for exchanges. Simplistic exchanges that are targeting new traders and investors certainly have a place in this space. +3
  • If the team can build user-friendly and reliable tools for backtesting of technical indicators and trading signals, that would be a big plus and could provide a boost for the platform as a whole. +4
  • The two co-founders have previous experience with blockchain projects, and the overall team appears competent, although we do have questions regarding the level of commitment from certain team members. +3

Risks

  • Generic-looking white paper with very few technical details on how the platform will work. A lot of general commentary about cryptocurrencies and blockchain, as well as visions and ideas for the coming Mandala exchange. -2
  • No minimum viable product (MVP). According to the roadmap, the beta release of the platform is scheduled for Q3 2018, with the full platform expected by the end of the year. Investing in ICOs with no MVP should always be considered high-risk. -4
  • The press releases published by the company, as well as the white paper, talks a lot about all the regulatory approvals that the team is planning to get, but lacks any details on what they have already acquired. -2 

Disposition

In summary, we believe that the idea of a simplistic exchange for new crypto traders is good, and we do think there will be a growing demand for this type of exchanges. The success of Coinbase clearly shows that this is something that can work very well if carried out in the right way.

Unfortunately, we cannot recommend investing in an ICO without an MVP, without knowing if the platform will accept fiat, without any regulatory approvals, and with a very general white paper without technical details.

Overall, we arrive at a score of 2 out of 10 for the Mandala ICO.

Investment details

  • Token Type: Utility
  • Platform: Ethereum ERC20
  • Symbol: MDX
  • Pre-ICO: Ongoing until May 31, 2018
  • Public ICO: Starting June 1, 2018
  • Token Supply: 400 million
  • Tokens Available for Sale: 260 million (65%)
  • Soft cap: $3 million
  • Hard cap: $18 million
  • Price: Pre-sale: $0.07 + 25% bonus, crowd sale: $0.06-$0.07
  • Minimum investment: 0.10 ETH/0.01 BTC/0.5 LTC
  • Payments Accepted: ETH, BTC, LTC
  • Jurisdictions Barred from Participating: USA

More information:

Website: https://mandalaex.com/

White paper: https://mandalaex.com/wp-content/uploads/mandala-whitepaper.pdf

Telegram: https://t.me/mandalaex

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Disclaimer: The author owns bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies. He holds investment positions in the coins, but does not engage in short-term trading. The author has no investment in Mandala at the time of writing.

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Up to this point, one of the main features of any cryptocurrency has been fungibility. Fungible means each token is divisible and identical, any token can be exchanged for another of the same type and no one token holds unique data. On Ethereum the standard for fungible tokens is called ERC20. Recently a new standard of non-fungible tokens called ERC-721 was developed. Unlike ERC-20 identical tokens, the non-fungible tokens are unique and carry data.

Crypto Kitties was one of the first ERC-721 tokens and was so popular it clogged up Ethereum. Crypto collectibles are just the very tip of the iceberg when it comes to non-fungible tokens. Real estate info, auto registration, diplomas/certificates, IDs, etc. can all have their own unique information stored into a token.

What non-fungible tokens need now is a protocol for companies to easily build from. 0xcert wants to be that protocol.

0xcert is an open source, permissionless protocol for validating the existence, authenticity and ownership of digital assets on the blockchain, translating one-of-a-kind digital or real-world assets into non-fungible tokens.

According to the company:

“With 0xcert, you can build on top of the non-fungible token standard, employing a complete toolset, development framework, and a set of conventions for various use cases. This results in shorter development time, lower risk and cuts cost associated with developing blockchain solutions. A wide range of decentralized applications and business models can be supported, giving companies the power to fully utilize the potential of blockchain technology.”

 

 

The 0xcert ecosystem is made of four different parts:

  1.  0xcert Labs: Will work on the latest innovation in the space of non-fungibility, decentralization and blockchain tech.
  2. 0xcert Protocol Development: 0xcert protocol is an open-source project. The team plans to implement a full DAO for protocol governance, which would completely empower the developer community.
  3. 0xcert Protocol Users: A lot of the team’s energy and resources will go into ensuring adoption of oxcert technology.
  4. Non-Fungible Alliance: A collaboration hub for building real-life applications.

Token

The 0xcert protocol provides a layer of conventions for creating non-fungible tokens from unique assets. These tokens are called Xcerts and are created through a custom minting process. Xcerts are a standardized and certified non-fungible token based on ERC-721 and 0xcert conventions that carries information about a particular unique asset. This mechanism is unique to the 0xcert protocol. The protocol allows for proof of existence, authenticity and ownership of these assets without third-party involvement.

The 0xcert protocol also makes use of a fungible ERC-20 utility token, called ZXC. Xcerts are all unique tokens that carry certain information, whereas ZXC tokens are uniform and are used for various utilities

DApps developed by Oxcert may use the ZXC token as the basic liquid asset for these dapps to operate on the protocol – similar to gas on the Ethereum blockchain. Some other use cases within dapps that may use ZXC include: bidding, granting access, rewards, loyalty programs, staking, etc.

 

The token distribution is as follows:

  • Crowdsale: 47%
  • Founder/team: 15%
  • Community pool: 12%
  • Reserves: 10%
  • Adviser/legal: 6%
  • Liquidity Pool: 5%
  • Pre ICO: 3%
  • Bounties: 2%

The allocation is provided below:

  • Marketing 15%
  • Development 50%
  • Legal 10%
  • Operation funds 10%
  • foundation fund 10%
  • Setting up the foundation 5%

Percentage of tokens going to contributors in all token sale stages: 50%

Lock-up for Founders: Locked for 6 months then 12.5% and 12.5% every three months.

Lock-up for Team: 20% released at ICO and 15% every three months after ICO.

Lock-up for Advisers: 20% at ICO, 40% in three months, 40% in six months

Lock-up for Reserves: 2 years

Team

The team is well organized/structured so far. There are 20 team members, mostly from Ljubljana, Slovenia. They look very young for the most part.

The 0xcert team’s mission is to empower developers with tools and useful applications of non-fungible tokens. They will also provide a foundation for trustless, certified, non-fungible tokens on the blockchain.

CEO Jure Zih was Director of Marketing from 2013-2016 for Databox, an app that serves as a personal data assistant, helping business users pay attention to what matters. They have 35 employees listed on LinkedIn. After that, he spent six months as an analytics and growth consultant for Doctrina, a pharmacy-related tech business he helped scale to over 50,000 pharmacists.

CTO/Founder Kristijan Sedlak was the CTO at the same place Jure Zih worked, Doctrinca.  Kristijan has been CTO of five different companies since 2006.

COO Mitja Pirc is a professional startup adviser. Previously he was a manager at A.T. Kearney, a huge global management consulting firm in Chicago.

Luka Kacil is the Senior Blockchain Developer. He spent three years as COO for APPMonster.

Eight advisers have been listed so far. They look pretty strong; perhaps the most important is the lead author and developer of ERC-721, William Entriken.

Verdict

ERC-721 non-fungible contracts have opened the door to all kinds of new innovations in crypto. 0xcert has a great idea for a protocol that extends this standard, making it easy to develop certified and standardized non-fungible tokens with a set of on-chain and off-chain rules, libraries and conventions for digital certificates on blockchain.

“0xcert is dealing with the application layer where developers need to act fast and agile. In order to ensure interoperability among applications in the future, Xcerts follow specific conventions. This will prevent incompatibility on a higher level, which might happen if every NFT issuer deploys their own version of an industry standard. Having this level of standardization built on top of a strong ERC-721 standard prevents high level fragmentation and safeguards long-term sustainability”

Risks

  • Kristijan Sedlak has been the CTO of at least five separate companies since 2006. This makes it seem like all he does is start-ups. Will 0xcert just be another company on his list? -1
  • When asked in Telegram, “How will 0xcert be able to scale on ethereum with all the slow transactions and high fees?”The reply was very standard: “the protocol is currently being built on Ethereum, but is blockchain agnostic.” This seems too convenient of an answer. ERC-721 tokens are a completely new idea, so it seems like making them blockchain agnostic will be really really hard to do. -2
  • The team seems pretty weak for such a challenging project. Nothing in their leaders resumes confirm they have what it takes to build this bleeding edge technology. -2
  • They lose half a point for this video. -0.5

Growth Potential

  • Possible use cases include identity, certificates, academic credentials, artwork ownership, deeds, land titles, collectibles, etc. +3
  • The smaller $10 million hard cap leaves so much room for growth. +4
  • They have an Ecosystem Growth Pool. Twelve percent of the entire token supply (community pool) and 10% of funds raised (ecosystem) will go towards the growth of the 0xvcert ecosystem.+2
  • If this protocol is successful, there will be endless dapps using it in the future. +3

Disposition

Non-fungible tokens on the blockchain is such a revolutionary idea. Its just a matter of time before competition to lead this space heats up. So far it looks like WAX and 0xcert are the two front-runners.  6.5/10

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Uulala offers a payment, remittance and micro-credit solution to the underbanked population in Latin America. The Uulala platform provides individuals in the U.S,, Mexico and Latin America the ability to participate in secure financial transactions, create a credit profile, make money transfers, as well as receive access to entertainment and participate in e-commerce, which they could not access before due to limited banking infrastructure.

The market for remittance is growing due to the situation in the economies of the world, trends in the development of migration processes and the level of unemployment. Total money transfers in the U.S. amounted to $429 billion in 2016.

Latin America and the Caribbeans are the only regions in which the growth of remittances was noted in 2016. According to the assessment, their total amount was $73 billion U.S. dollars (6.9% more than in 2015).

According to the World Bank, the average commission on transactions in the world is 7.45%, and in many remittance corridors apply significantly higher rates, which can reach 15%.

Uulala plans to take advantage of mobile money transfers through thousands of points of deposit of funds and through their Power User program. Their platform will also offer value-added services, such as entertainment products, the ability to replenish the balance of mobile phone, paying invoices abroad, forming a credit profile and cashback.

In addition to this, Uulala has filed a patent for in-house developed dynamic method fragmentation, which involves cryptographic data splitting into unique segments, the use of an error-prone Reed code – Solomon and the algorithm for calculating the checksum.

The company will create and track users credit profile, which will allow opportunities for micro-crediting platform that links creditors and lenders.

Overall, the company plans to offer a set of services in one application through an affordable and easy to use platform.

Competitors’ Market Landscape

The most significant competitors are Stellar, Trinity Network Credit, Monetha and Graft.

Traditional companies involved in remittances include Western Union, Paypal and Moneygram.

The project has a fully working MVP and is planning to release a fully working product after the crowdsale.

Token

The token Metrics are outlined below:

  • Soft Cap: 5m USD
  • Hard Cap: 50m USD
  • Total Supply: 750,000,000 UULA

The token distribution is outlined below:

  • 33% (250,000,000) – private sale participants
  • 33% (250,000,000) to he distributed to public sale participants
  • 10% (75,000,000) reserved by the Company to incentivize community, user adoption and strategic partners.
  • 10% (75,000,000) to be distributed by the company to appropriate founders and early investors at the company’s discretion.
  • 14% (100,000,000) to be distributed by the company to users of the Uulala platform through a referral and rewards program on the platform.

Any unsold tokens in the private sale will go into the public sale.

All unsold tokens from the public sale will stay on the Uulala platform held by the Company for sale only on the platform program

Token sale metrics are provided below:

Private pre-sale

  • 2 million – 2 cents
  • 3 million – 4 cents
  • 5 million – 6 cents
  • Cap – 10 million
  • Token allocation : 250,000,000

Public pre-sale

  • 3,333,333 USD – 8 cents
  • 3,333,333 USD – 10,000,000 USD – 12 cents
  • Cap – 15m
  • Token allocation: 125,000,000

Public sale

  • 5m – 13 cents
  • 2m – 17 cents
  • 18m – 28 cents
  • Cap – 25m
  • Token allocation – 125,000,000

Uulala will use part of the proceeds it received from the commission to buy back tokens the user.

Team

Two executive team members stand out in particular.

Oscar Garcia, CEO

Background – IT, Entrepreneurship

Relevant experience and achievements:

1) SEO Experience in Explore talent – creating online sales channels
2) Created web90x – e-commerce company
3) CEO in Batched – platform for services used by online merchants (mainly processing)

Oscar has relevant experience in programming and business development. It is clear that he has an understanding how to work with merchants and payment processors. Based on his contacts he is creating Uulala. He also has experience running a company, which alone is important.

A major issue is that he does not have experience implementing global projects.

Frank Dicrisi, COO

Background – Statistics

Relevant experience and achievements: COO in Atlantic Pacific Processing Systems, Inc. (payment processor).

Frank has a relevant experience, education and connections.

Alan Alvardo, CTO

 

Background: IT
Relevant experience and achievements: Ten years experience in IT; especially noteworthy are his jobs at Ktapulta Ventures and Opencap (both companies are involved in financial services in Mexico).

Verdict

Uulala offers a traditional use of blockchain for payment facilitation. The project is rather ambitious, has a clear business strategy and focus on the LATAM. The team is educated and has the necessary connections with the payment processors, electronic payment providers and merchants.

Risks

  • The token use case is supplementary. -0.5
  • There is quite a big difference between private sale price and public sale prices. -1.5
  • Competition is rather fierce in this segment. Finance is the first sector that has been disrupted by lockchain. -1.5
  • Low hype level. It seems they are mainly focused on regional marketing and do not have big brand awareness inside global crypto community. -1
  • The token will be harder to list with the multichain tokens on the exchanges. -1
  • Had cap is rather high for the current market. -1

Growth Factors

  • Idea and business case are clear. +1
  • The company has provided potential sales projections. Judging from the number of users they plan to have, their network can achieve a very high transaction volume and capitalization in the long term. +1
  • A focus on Latam, with relevant connections in the industry can allow Uulala to penetrate market fast. +2
  • MVP is available, and they are planning to launch their app after crowdsale. +3
  • Buyback mechanism is in place. +1
  • The company has managed to secure several relevant partnerships like YipTV (streaming service), Federal Consumers Association (which can bring a lot of users for their platform) and Bitlumens (provides lending options). +2
  • Team is above average, well built and educated with a relevant connection in the industry. +1.5

Disposition

Uulala has a noble vision of providing financial services in unbanked regions with a focus on LATAM. They have a team with the necessary skills and background as well as partnerships to back them up. However, there are many risks and ROI maybe not doing so well in the short term. After they get many users on board, it could be a good investment in the long term. I would say it is a good investment for people who share their vision and could use their app in the future. Uulala gets 5 of 10.

Investment Details

  • Type: Utility (supplementary token)
  • Symbol: UULA
  • Platform: Multichain
  • Crowdsale: Ongoing
  • Minimum Investment: none
  • Price: 13-28 dollar cents depending on the round
  • Hard Cap: 50m
  • Payments Accepted: USD, BTC, LTC, ETH.
  • Restrictions Barred from Participating: None

General details :

website : https://tokensale.uulala.io/

WP : https://tokensale.uulala.io/white_paper.html

FB : https://www.facebook.com/UULALAapp/

Telegram : https://t.me/uulalacommunity

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Many blockchain-based projects these days seem to focus on issues like data and identity, as these issues come to the forefront of public attention with widespread scandals like Equifax and Cambridge Analytica.

While these kinds of issues definitely affect consumers, companies are lost in the fray as well.

Regulatory bodies like governments have come down and demanded that corporations practice safe data storage and transmission practices that keep the consumer’s interests in mind. One such example is GDPR.

Solutions like Civic have emerged to give users control over their identities online. Peer Mountain is a project that not only lets users identify themselves online in a secure manner but also allows companies to offer services to users using PMTN tokens while staying compliant with regulation.

This could be huge as not staying regulatory-compliant could lead to huge fines or worse for companies.

The myriad of compliance concerns, such as compliance costs, data protection, onboarding, reliable KYC, real-time risk assessment, and so on is not being addressed sufficiently by current market solutions.

Peer Mountain is aiming to be the one-stop solution for safe, online personal data usage (consumers) and compliant, online provision of services (enterprise).

Peer Mountain Example: Car Rental

To give a concrete example, imagine you’re renting a car.

With Peer Mountain’s services, you can submit car rental forms in a few taps and get digital car keys sent to your Peer Mountain account right away instead of having to stand in a line for hours just to fill out some paperwork and wait even more.

Here’s how that works:

  1. You verify your identity with the services of identity verifiers, such as insurance companies. Your identity verification (e.g. just the confirmation that you are who you say you are vs. your personal details) is then stored safely on Peer Mountain’s decentralized network
  2. The car rental company gets access to your identity verification (confirmation document) but NOT your detailed personal information
  3. Since your identity has already been verified, the rental process is quicker
  4. For the rental agency, they receive verification but not any personal data, which means they don’t have to worry about data regulation concerns

Token

In the Peer Mountain token economy, PMTN is used for the following:

  • Offering services – when an end-user uses a Peer Mountain invitation or service offered by a company, the company pays a small PMTN fee
  • Using an identity verification – when an identity verification supplied by a verifier, such as a bank, is used, the verifier is paid in PMTN by e.g. a company that wants to verify the identity of their consumer

Everyone involved in the Peer Mountain ecosystem can take on the role of a consumer, service provider, or identity verifier. For example, service providers can provide identity verifications as another way to earn revenue.

Of the total PMTN supply (to be determined by Smartcap – red flag), 40% will be sold, 40% will be kept in the treasury, 10% will go to the team, 8% will be held in legal reserve, and 2% will go to the advisors.

Peer Mountain’s token sale has 4 stages:

  1. Presale 1 (priority first)
  2. Presale 2 (priority first) (presale ended March 15th, 2018)
  3. Tier 1 (public)
  4. Tier 2 (public)

peer mountain token sale

Of the proceeds, 40% will go to technological development, 25% to business development, 25% to marketing, and 10% to regulatory and legal costs.

The hard cap, too, is to be determined by Smartcap – red flag.

Team

CEO Jed Grant – Grant was named one of the top 200 European fintech leaders by LATTICE80 and has had a long career in tech, including IT at NATO as well as deep experience in compliance as CEO of KYC3.com, a leader in the compliance world that has been recognized for many relevant awards and honors, such as WealthTech Circle in London, Disrupt.Finance in Zurich, Fintech Fusion in Geneva, Lux Future Lab in Luxembourg, and Europe4Startups.

In terms of advisers, two in particular stand out.

Jeremy Epstein, CEO of Never Stop Marketing – took Sprinklr, a customer experience management platform for businesses, from $20m to $1.8b in four years as CMO

Professor Jorge Sanz – Global Chief Innovation Officer in Banking at IBM

Verdict

While the idea is great, Peer Mountain suffers from issues, such as a lack of strong team and advisors (relative to other projects), no working product, no disclosed significant partnerships, and a variable total token supply as well as token sale hard cap.

Risks

  • Team could be stronger relative to other projects’ teams. (-0.2)
  • Same goes for advisers. (-0.2)
  • No working product. (-0.2)
  • No significant partnerships that have been disclosed. (-0.2)
  • Max PMTN supply and token sale hardcap are variable and not set in stone. (-0.5)
  • Maximum contribution amounts unspecified. Combined with heavy discounts for presale purchasers (30% – Presale 1, 20% – Presale 2), this could be worrisome for those looking to get in on the public sale. (-1)

Growth Potential

  • Potentially huge emerging industry (staying compliant with data regulations). (+4)
  • First mover advantage – Peer Mountain seems to be the only project addressing the issues of personal data protection and data regulatory compliance at the same time. If things go well, they could cement themselves as the market leader quickly. (+3)

Disposition

Peer Mountain is a promising project with a very strong promise. However, things like lack of a strong team and advisors, no working product, no significant, disclosed partnerships, variable supply and funding cap, and unspecified maximum contribution amounts make it somewhat of a risky investment. Further analysis is recommended for those interested. As a result, Peer Mountain receives a 4.7/10.

Investment Details

  • Type: ERC20 – Utility
  • Symbol: PMTN
  • Platform: Ethereum
  • Crodsale: TBA
  • Minimum Investment: 1 PMTN (Presale), Unspecified (Public Sale)
  • Price: 1 ETH = 2,917 PMTN
  • Hard Cap: Unspecified
  • Payments Accepted: ETH
  • Restricted from Participating: Unspecified

For More Information:

Peer Mountain Website

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