ICO Analysis: SyncFab
SyncFab is a technology company established in 2013 and based in San Leandro, California. SyncFab is the first peer-to-peer Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) manufacturing blockchain for the hardware manufacturing supply chain. Manufacturers list their machining capabilities on the Syncfab platform and Hardware buyers can send part orders directly to them. Smart contracts guarantee production standards, protect Intellectual Property and guarantee payments. Blockchain makes the supply chain more efficient and cost-effective. By eliminating intermediaries such as brokers, outdated software, and inefficient procurement processes, the Smart Manufacturing Blockchain will easily lower costs by eliminating middlemen, inefficient procurement processes, and outdated software. Syncfab will also connect smart machines to factories and innovators to manufacturers.
SyncFab was created to be a supply chain platform used to manage, organize and track parts production using smart contracts. Syncfab will use MFG tokens as an incentive for manufacturers to lower prices and place faster bids, which reduces production time and drives competition. Through SyncFab orders will be sent directly from purchasers to manufacturers, cutting out middlemen. Buyers can then track their parts throughout the production process and have them delivered directly to their businesses, which will eliminate the majority of marketing costs since buyers will have a direct connection to manufacturers and suppliers. Using records compiled on the smart manufacturing blockchain, Syncfab will be able to match buyers with their most ideal suppliers and manufacturers.
The MFG Token is an ERC20 token used to reward purchasers, manufacturers and make payments on the Syncfab platform. Through smart contracts, MFG will be used to incentivize manufacturers/buyers who place orders using SyncFab and the Smart Manufacturing Blockchain. MFG will be available to purchase with ETH with 1 ETH purchasing 5,000 MFG, not including bonuses. 1 billion MFG tokens are to be created with 300 million being sold to the public with a hard cap of $30 million. Total supply will become 1 billion minus the tokens not sold during public sale, which will be destroyed upon completion of ICO.
The ICO began on Feb 15, 2018, and ends on March 15, 2018. ICO bonus schedule: Week 1 (15%), Week 2 (10%), Week 3 (5%), Week 4 (2.5%). MFG tokens to be distributed after completion of the public sale. Allocation of tokens: 30% Token Sale, 30% Partnership Adoption Pool, 15% Technical Development, 15% Smart MFG Tech LTD, 10% Founding Team and Bounty.
To purchase MFG, visit tokensale.syncfab.com
Syncfab’s number of team members is comprehensive, in comparison to other ICO’s, with 10 members and 10 advisors. The executive team members include Jeremy Goodwin – Co-Founder & CEO, (President, CEO of China Advanced Construction Materials, Inc), (Board Member at Cornell NorCal). Andy Le Tong – Co-Founder & CSO, (Co-Founder, CEO of Adaptive Tech), (Advisory Board Member for ImTech). Jay Ligda – CTO, (Previous Owner of SteadyServe.Net, Online Wellness Network, and Synergetic Web Creations). The extensive list of advisors includes Michael Jones (CEO of Science, Board Member of Dollar Shave Club and angel investor with over $2.5B in exists) and Gil Penchina (Partner at Ridge Ventures, previous VP & General Manager at eBay and angel investor in more than 300 companies such as Linkedin and PayPal.
A complete list of the team and advisors, with brief descriptions, can be found on their website along with their Linkedin links.
Industries, such as manufacturing, will soon be implementing blockchain technology as a means to increase efficiency, productivity, and profitability. Many will turn to Smart Manufacturing Blockchain because of its openness to new suppliers and is backed by an immutable distributed transaction ledger. As one of the first tokenized companies to come to market targeting manufacturing, Syncfab is situated to garner significant market share if able to successfully bring to bear its plans. Syncfab’s ambition is to revolutionize manufacturing by connecting buyers directly to manufacturers through the Smart Manufacturing Blockchain. Purchasers and manufacturers will be able to streamline supply chain processes, protect intellectual properties and track parts production in real time. Questions to be answered pertinent to potential investors are: As blockchain technology integrates manufacturing, will manufacturers choose to come on board with Syncfab? If so, in what time frame?
- There will be some reluctance by suppliers to adopt new technology and current brokers will resist change and want to hold on to their customers and revenues. -1.5
- International and/or local regulations may limit the use of tokens for supply chain procurement in the areas of the manufacturing supply chain industry. -2
- Competition in the space will look to take market share away from SyncFab. -1
- Syncfab already has an existing platform and has already connected thousands of purchasing departments and individuals to fabrication and manufacturing facilities. +3.5
- An extensive team consisting of experienced entrepreneurs, investors, and advisors. +4
- Small businesses will definitely benefit from partnering with Syncfab by connecting directly to consumers. +2.5
Current middlemen, which Syncfab looks to dispose of, definitely won’t go away without a fight and could possibly seek other blockchain alternatives to include themselves. Having an existing business already within the industry gives Syncfab a head start on the competition, which is sure to come and challenge Syncfab for market share. Syncfab also recognizes obstacles to mass implementation and lists them in their whitepaper. However, the experienced team and current infrastructure in place, Syncfab is in a good position to effectuate their plans. Syncfab receives a 5.5 out of 10 rating.
- Token Type: Utility
- Platform: Ethereum
- Symbol: MFG
- Token Price: 1 ETH = 5,000 MFG (without bonus)
- Payments Accepted During Crowdsale: ETH
- Crowdsale Date: Feb 15, 2018 – March 15, 2018
- Hard Cap: $30M
- Total Supply: Currently 1 billion MFG
- Jurisdictions Barred from Participation: Iran, North Korea, Syria, Sudan, Cuba, Crimea, Yemen
For more information regarding SyncFab:
Website: blockchain.syncfab.com (team, whitepaper, roadmap, partners)
Telegram: t.me/syncfab (10,530 members)