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I’ve spoken a little about Terra Virtua in the past, having recently covered their pre-ICO launch event which took place in London, UK back in March. The reason I have decided to take a deeper delve into the project, the platform and their token-based ecosystem, is because I am objectively excited to see them succeed; having a personal vested interest in both cryptocurrency and video-games.

Terra Virtua is attempting to combine these distinctive emerging technologies to achieve mutual disruption across each respective industry.

The team plans on achieving this with their eponymous virtual reality platform. It incorporates features such as digital marketplaces, as well as virtual lobbies and play-spaces where users can meet each other and participate in VR experiences together.

The Netflix of VR? Terra Virtua’s Influences

The marketing posits it as the ‘Netflix of VR’: where a vast and growing catalogue of internal and third-party produced content will be accessible instantaneously in return for a set monthly subscription-based fee. This library is set to not only include VR video games, but also virtual music concerts which take place in digital venues and cinemas.

The virtual interface and ‘world’ of Terra Virtua is a natural evolution of a combination of concepts which have been around in some form or another in the past. Being able to create and curate your own digital spaces in addition to internal economies and avatars has been previously seen in Second Life, for example (Linden Lab are attempting their own VR start-up successor named ‘Sansar’ at present).

A later evolution of this was the less successful ‘PlayStation Home’, a social gaming platform from Sony which (also like Terra Virtua) allowed players to meet and interact; as well as participate in activities and enter third party developed video-games and applications.

What Makes it Special?

Terra Virtua hopes to lower the barriers to entry when it comes to VR content creation. Through use of their proprietary ‘Terra Forma’ toolset, any token holding individual can design and produce their own games, digital assets, and experiences on the Terra Virtua platform. These can then be bought or sold on the platform marketplace for TVT (Terra Virtua Tokens) or shared for free.

Both the Terra Virtua 3D world and the ‘Terra Forma’ toolset are based on Epic Games’ Unreal Engine, which is a universally lauded code language and creation suite upon which many of most successful video game titles the past decade and beyond were created.

This is thanks to the two companies having agreed on a mutually beneficial partnership. One which solidifies Terra Virtua’s understanding and potential within the video games industry. It should also be noted that the company has acquired additional partnerships with various video game development and production studios.

Token

Terra Virtua’s entire infrastructure is reliant on their proprietary utility token ‘TERRA’ (TVT).

It’s an ERC20 compliant coin which will begin its life on the Ethereum blockchain before seeking greener pastures. TVT will be used for everything: from paying subscription fees for content access, to the purchase of in-world ‘special items’ from other users or players.

The white paper lists proposals for potential uses for the currency such as reward incentives for consumers, developers and token-holders. Consumers could hypothetically earn cryptocurrency in return for completing tracked objectives on the platform, like taking part in events or sharing VR experiences with others.

Token allocation / funds breakdown will reportedly (according to white paper) be:

  • 20%: Marketing
  • 2%: Admin, Legal & Accounting
  • 20%: Management & Advisors
  • 5%: 12 months running costs
  • 23%: Software Development
  • 5%: Development of Blockchain Infrastructure
  • 25%: Acquisition of 3rd Party Content

Team

The executive management team is led by CEO and co-founder Gary Bracey, a man whose been involved with the interactive entertainment industry since 1985, when he began a nine-year stint at Ocean Software (a British video-game development and production studio). Since then, Bracey has earned a reputation for having “helped to turn around the fortunes” of the company.

Other notable members of the leadership team include…

  • Jawad Ashraf (Founder of Terra Virtua): Commercial technology executive and entrepreneur, possesses UK and MENA experience.
  • Peter Bergstrom (Co-founder and CSO): Vast and diverse background in cryptocurrency consultancy, a member of the US Bitcoin Foundation, and self-proclaimed “Bitcoin Evangelist”.
  • Kish Hirani (CTO): VR subject matter expert. Former Head of Developer Services at Sony PlayStation, market leaders in the home video-game console market. Also, currently a member of the BAFTA VR advisory group.
  • Doug Dyer (COO): Video games industry veteran of two and a half decades, with a multidisciplinary proficiency: includes business development & general management.
  • Sabrina Gasson (Head of Marketing): The second bridge between the cryptocurrency and video-game halves of the business, next to Bergstrom. Previously worked as Marketing Director at Dragonchain and has a past in similar roles at prominent video game companies (including Konami Digital Entertainment).

Verdict

The team’s collective experience across mainstream entertainment, VR and videogames; combined with their impressive marketing presence and calendar of events / exhibitions, speaks volumes about their potential for penetrating the mainstream.

Additionally, Terra Virtua have already shown off working prototypes of various aspects of their platform (including at the ICO pre-sale launch event).

Despite all their efforts however, their biggest challenge will be to introduce consumers within an already fledgling market (virtual reality) to their even newer cryptocurrency-based platform.

Arguably, the executive team would benefit greatly from adding another cryptocurrency specialist to their ranks as their expertise arguably leans too far towards video games / VR at present.

If they succeed, then the token’s potential could be astronomical due to the milestones being rapidly surpassed by both industries.

Risks

  • There is already at least one other platform which seeks to combine VR & AR (augmented reality) with decentralized blockchain ecosystems. Although competitor ‘CEEK’ focuses almost exclusively on virtual reality music concert experiences, the similarities with Terra Virtua could pose a risk of mutual destruction if either project ends up failing or becomes involved with a scandal. Sansar is a closer competitor which we mentioned earlier but its presence is small -2
  • It can be difficult to convert consumers to a new ecosystem. Terra Virtua (like Abyss) is attempting to disrupt the digital distribution market for video-games. It’s a huge industry whose market leaders are not only long-established, but also held in high esteem by their consumers (e.g. Steam, GOG) -2
  • VR has made great strides in the past six years or so but has yet to fully break through into the mainstream (think: Ready Player One). It’s also not the first time such tech has been attempted, and like early VR and 3D movies – there is still a big risk that it won’t catch on -4
  • No announced plans for exactly what chain they plan on moving to after Ethereum or what might influence their decision in that respect -1

Growth Potential

  • Terra Virtua are putting various other ICOs to shame with their extensive marketing and touring efforts. This can make or break a new cryptocurrency and is also representative of the value and investment the team are willing to contribute towards their project’s success. They have a history and on-going schedule of attendances at trade shows, exhibitions, conferences, and other industry events. Additional marketing initiatives of note include the publication and broadcasting of localised and translated PR copy, digital media campaigns, and active official social media channels +4
  • You can often verify whether an unknown ICO can be trusted by looking at their leadership team and key partnerships. These two factors are among Terra Virtua’s strongest assets – with graphics card giants Nvidia, and video-game production house Epic Games already on board and more likely to follow +3
  • A content platform is only as good as the content it platforms. Beyond the larger partnerships that Terra Virtua has announced, it is important to consider that their platform offers significant benefits to the smaller video-game developer as well. TVT reduced commission fees from the platform, as well as less middle-men (payment processors, banks, etc) compared to fiat-based analogues. The ‘Terra Forma’ toolset adds a second dimension to this with the introduction of new creative thinkers to the portfolio of developers +3
  • Terra Virtua will be 100% platform agnostic and works on both the Vive and Oculus VR ‘headsets’ as of writing. In theory, it could also work with Sony PlayStation VR – although nothing official has been said on that front. Cross-compatibility issues have previously created a division between competing PC video-game marketplaces (such as Origin & Steam) and each respective proprietary offering from console manufacturers (Sony PlayStation, Nintendo) [+2]
  • Notable blue-chip corporations are heavily invested in the success of virtual reality, and the leading consumer hardware is being produced by the likes of HTC, Facebook and Sony. The potential for Virtual Reality is huge, and as the primary and most successful use-case for VR appears to be video-games: Terra Virtua could be a defining force for a decentralized future of digital entertainment +1
  • Terra Virtua will provide users with options for accessing many of their platform’s services outside the enclosure of a VR headset, with mobile and desktop apps. This vastly expands the potential for long-term engagement of users with the ecosystem +1

Disposition

I’ve tried the hardware, read the whitepaper, and been following the marketing so far and it’s safe to say I am happy to recommend that you investigate the coin yourself!

In full objectivity, I consider this ICO to be valued at a 5/10

Investment Details

  • Token Type: Utility
  • Platform: Ethereum ERC20
  • Symbol: TVT
  • Pre-ICO: On-going (30% bonus at time of writing)
  • Public Crowd sale: Date Unannounced
  • Total Supply: 1,200,000,000 TERRA
  • Tokens Available for Sale: 66.7% of Total Supply
  • Public sale hard cap: $29,000,000
  • Public sale soft cap: $5,000,000
  • Token Price: USD 0.08
  • Payment Methods: ETH and BTC
  • Website + pre-ICO details: https://terravirtua.io/
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/terra_virtua
  • Telegram: https://t.me/TerraVirtua

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ICO Analysis: IoTBlock

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Internet of Things is an emerging technology with the potential of immensely improving our lives. Connecting every single capable device, whether it is a car, a home appliance or a billboard, IoT allows for the collection and enabling of data analysis in a more efficient, faster and cheaper way. Consider that a car accident has just happened quite close to your workplace. This causes a traffic jam, making it inconvenient to use a private car. Usually, this information is either made public too late or is not released at all. If you had known, you could have used some other means of transportation, like the metro, and avoided wasting your time in traffic.

It is almost certain that this technology will take off in the future as many industry giants have already started to research and produce several products. In fact, it is estimated that by 2025 the IoT sector will grow to $11 trillion with 75 billion devices. Yet as in any emerging technology, just as in the case of blockchains, there are several problems which are required to be solved before it is widely used by the public. Studies show that 70% of IoT devices use non-encrypted forms of communications and 80% don’t have even the most basic security. Unfortunately, this makes it possible for hackers to abuse security flaws in a single device and gain access to the whole network. For instance, earlier this year, some hackers used an IoT-connected fish tank thermometer to steal a casino’s database.

In order to solve current and foreseeable problems in the IoT industry, IoTBlock provides a device-agnostic and blockchain-agnostic protocol. This agnosticism should be highlighted, since it means that the protocol can be used by any IoT device and any blockchain, whether it is Ethereum, IOTA, or Hedera Hashgraph. As of now, even the most popular blockchain-based IoT solution provider IOTA does not offer this. IoTBlock’s other important key features include secure authentication, open auditability, and cross-chain communication. The protocol can be used for IoT device authentication, insurance and dispute resolution, device health and safety verification, and data exchange.

Thanks to the use of Ora Protocol, a truly decentralized network of IoT devices is made possible. By its proof of authority, nodes are incentivized to serve truthful data and report inaccurate or malicious data. These nodes are rewarded with tokens in return for their contributions to the network.

Token

Although very little information regarding the token’s use is released at the time of writing, for now, we can say that it will act as a native token to pay fees for platform services. It should be noted that it is emphasized that the token is looking for a stable price per token, which is quite reasonable if it is to be widely used.

No information on the IoTBlock token metrics or how the team is planning to use the token sale proceeds are released at the time of writing.

Team

CTO Michael Arbach: Arbach was a blockchain architect at KodakOne.

Sanjeev Verma: Prior to joining to AMD as a principal architect, Verma has worked as a mobile security architect at Samsung Electronics, a senior research engineer at Nokia and a member of technical staff at Bell Labs.

Richard Fushimi: Fushimi was the CEO at Rocket Internet SE, the president, and COO at Sega, and a managing consultant at Genpact Headstrong Capital Markets.

Leo Rong: Rong has worked as a software engineer at Splunk for over thirty months.

Advisors

Chad Pleper: Pleper was a senior infrastructure architect at Elsevier.

Tugrul Firatli: Firatli has worked as the vice-president of global communication practice at TIBCO Software, as a software engineer at Apple and as a member of technical staff at Bell Labs.

Rex Wong: Wong was a founding investor at Applied Semantics, the company who created AdSense and later sold it to Google in 2003.

Verdict

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

Risks

  • No information regarding token metrics is not released at the time of writing. This makes it hard to evaluate the project’s worth and any potential return on investment. (-1)
  • It is a reasonable assumption that the competition in the IoT sector will be harsh in the future. As more and more technology giants might enter the market, it is likely that they might leave the blockchain-based IoT companies like IoTBlock in the dust with their superior resources. (-2)

Growth Potential

  • All-star team members like Sanjeev Verma and Richard Fushimi. (+2)
  • The protocol’s device- and block-chain agnosticism. (+3.5)
  • The team’s origins can be traced to a hardware and RFID device manufacturer started in 2004. This shows that the team is highly experienced in the IoT sector and not just riding the blockchain hype train. (+2.5)

Disposition

The emerging technology of the Internet of Things is expected to be widely used in the near future. It is estimated that by 2025 the sector will grow to a value of $11 trillion with 75 billion devices. Its use cases are limited only by one’s imagination, but as in the case of any emerging technology, just like blockchains, there are several important problems to be solved to gain wide public acceptance.

Currently, 70% of IoT devices do not use encrypted forms of communication and 80% do not have a basic level of security. As devices in a certain place are connected to the same network, to gain unlimited access to one device is to gain access to the whole network. Some hackers’ gaining access to a thermometer in a fish tank and using it to steal a casino’s database earlier in this year is an example.

IoTBlock provides novel solutions to solve this issues. The team consists of all-star team members like Sanjeev Verma and Richard Fushimi. The protocol is designed in a device- and blockchain-agnostic way, so that IoTBlock can be used by any IoT-connected device and blockchain.

Still, no information on token metrics is released as of the time of writing, making it hard to evaluate any return on investment. Also, the competition in the IoT sector will be extremely fierce in the future and the entrance of more and more technology giants to the sector might leave the blockchain-based IoT companies like IoTBlock in the dust with their superior resources. IoTBlock receives a 6/10.

Investment Details

  • Type: ERC20 – Utility
  • Symbol: Unspecified
  • Platform: Ethereum
  • Crowdsale: Unspecified
  • Minimum Investment: Unspecified
  • Price: Unspecified
  • Hard Cap: Unspecified
  • Payments Accepted: Unspecified
  • Restricted from Participating: Unspecified

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ICO Analysis: EndChain

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Logistics is a series of transactions that link a product from raw material through to the consumer. The logistics and transport management industry generate approximately 13% of GDP globally. Current supply chain logistics models are good, but not great. They can be improved by blockchain technology.

EndChain is a new project based on Ethereum, which aims to disrupt the logistics industry through decentralization, open protocols, and utilities. They believe the best way to improve current systems is to eliminate almost everything except the scan of the package.  According to them, “Technology can be molded to handle the rest of the necessary steps and to fit the needs of all users wanting to access the data.”

From the whitepaper:

“While some companies have attempted to create blockchain solutions for modern logistical problems, no complete solution exists today. Current options revolve around expensive RFID chips or an overt reliance on consumer input. EndChain focuses on the entire logistics chain: from manufacturer to businesses to customer to reseller. The goal of EndChain is to become the blockchain solution that the logistics industry desperately needs by allowing one blockchain that is easy to use for all verticals of the supply chain.”

EndChain wants to reduce the cost of logistics by providing a blockchain that’s responsible for all the data across the supply chain. Their uniform blockchain lets businesses easily adapt and communicate with one another. Their system will cover each sector of the supply chain, including the second-hand market.

The entire Endchain system is based on the use of their patent-pending QR/barcode design. Each item produced in the EndChain supply chain is paired with a unique id that can be automatically registered on the chain. This id is the foundation of Endchain and ensures that every physical item is linked to its digital counterpart.

All businesses which use the EndChain software will be able to identify themselves as producers, transportation, B2B or B2C stores. Employees simply need to scan the code. That simple scan will break down both the generic barcode and the individualized QR code. The software then automatically updates the chain with the new data that can be seen by all users.

There are 2 major benefits to their QR/barcode combo:

  1. It simplifies the scanning process. Instead of 2 or 3 separate barcodes, logistics workers will only have one easy to read code, filled with all the data.
  2. The code will update both the blockchain and the legacy systems at the same time. This allows EndChain to easily integrate with legacy systems that may not want to completely change their current methods just yet.

Additional benefits:

  • Reinforce the Authenticity of product
  • Secure transactions and fast settlements
  • Visibility in the supply chain
  • Cost-effective
  • Route optimization
  • More info on the product and cheaper costs
  • Ownership history

Token

ENCN token is required to purchase QR codes, make smart contracts, and access the data stream.

Token burning: EndChain’s self-regulating economy burns 2-4% of tokens per transaction. It works by destroying  more coins if the current market value of the ENCN is low. If the value of ENCN rises, less supply is destroyed as fewer coins are required for each smart contract.

Distribution:

  • 55% ICO
  • 22% Future development
  • 10% Team
  • 5% Leadership
  • 5% Advisors
  • 3% Bounty and referrals.

Use of proceeds:

  • 60% Development
  • 25% Marketing/sales
  • 5% Legal
  • 5% Security and compliance
  • 5% G & E

Team

Team EndChain is a mixed group from all around the globe. 15 team members and 9 advisors are listed.

Aaron Perkowitz – CEO.  Since October 2017 until now he’s been a Fund Manager at HNA Group, a global Fortune 500 company focused on aviation, tourism, logistics and financial services. Other than that, he lists 3 internships; Morgan Stanley, AngelVest, and RocketSpace.

Pierre Angot – CTO. Paris, France.  A self proclaimed Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain maestro, co-founded Medway, a telephone medicine app with between 2-10 employees. 2 years Managing Director at WAGT Consulting. Currently a Data Consultant at Verteego.

Felix Engelhardt – Business Developer. Currently (8 years) an Analyst at Cimic Group Limited, a world-leading infrastructure, mining, services and  private partnerships group with over 1,000 employees.

Javince Chan – UI/UX Designer. Lots of experience specifically in UX design; Currently at Quadrant Studio, she’s also worked for Amazon (1 yr), AKQA (1 yr), and Symplicit.

It’s an impressive group of advisors, with specific skills they acquired from places like; Huawei, Cimic Group, Morgan Stanley, Audi, Uber, Activision and Blizzard.

Partners are highlighted below:

Verdict

“EndChain provides a complete and cost-effective logistics package that benefits all parties of the supply chain. While most utility tokens focus on high end goods, EndChain focuses on the low to middle market, an area that has been ignored for too long. EndChain is able to enter this market due to the ease and low price of our system compared to other utility tokens which focus on expensive NFC chips or manual entry.”

The current blockchain solutions for the logistics industry won’t work for the majority of goods. They are too expensive to mass produce, therefore, they focus on luxury goods such as handbags, diamonds, and art while the vast majority of market purchases are ignored. EndChain is working on a solution by making a cost-effective product that can be applied to all goods.

Risks

  • Ethereum Blockchain. -1
  • There is already a lot of blockchain competition, and all their token values are at all time lows right now. Demand is not currently here. -2
  • 3% of their tokens will go to bounty/referrels. These bounty hoes usually just dump their tokens as soon as they hit an exchange. -1
  • 50% presale bonus. Same thing as above. They will dump at the first sign of dumpage. -1
  • This will be really challenging to scale. -1.5
  • Unsold tokens may or may not be burned. When we asked them in Telegram, their response was, “Once we got a concrete details, Soon we will be having an important announcement regarding that matter, stay tuned.” -0.5

Growth Potential

  • The team has produced a very profession ICO, a patent pending scan system, and lots of work on GitHub. Here’s their CEO giving a quick explanation on the work they have achieved so far. +2
  • Their uniqe QR code incorporates a barcode within the QR code. This allows users to scan the only code found on the packaging. Businesses that still use a legacy system can scan the embedded barcode. +3
  • 2-4% of the revenue generated from sales will be dedicated to burning EndChain tokens. +4
  • They will give a percentage of ENCN tokens to tradition shipping companies for free, to recruit them to the blockchain. Once they see the benefit of EndChain, they will become valuable costumers. +2
  • One of the largest benefits of this system is that it can be done offline. Information isn’t being downloaded, only uploaded, therefore it can remain in the system until its fully loaded, no need to wait to scan the next item. +3

Disposition

The team is strong, the whitepaper is professional, and the roadmap is realistically detailed. The goal is to launch the full version in Q3 2020. If they raise enough money in this token sale, we like their chances more than most. 7/10

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OATH Protocol wants to build an analog of a decentralized dispute resolution system modeling the common-juror system. In their view, this will solve the solution to the blockchain governance problem.

OATH Protocol wants to provide a solution to the Blockchain Governance system.

In order to do this the company plans to:

  • increase the usability of smart contracts by providing an easy to use user-friendly smart contract creation tool
  • creating a decentralized jury community, comprised of members with diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise
  • invites users from all communities to not only provide governance for the dApp they support but also for other ecosystems.

The protocol’s main advantages include:

  • Trust – all data is hashed on a blockchain.
  • Confidentiality – all jury members data of confidential.
  • Dynamicity – protocol will ensure that different jurors will be resolving multiple cases to avoid a collision and ensure the integrity.
  • Fairness – protocol will ensure random jurors selection based on a variety of factors as gender, background, age, etc. to have full objectivity.
  • Incentive – a mechanism to motivate jurors for participating and assign them credit.
  • Autonomy – parties mutually set rules that they would be bound by.
  • Transparency – jury votes are disclosed to the community after resolution.
  • Archive – protocol allows keeping all data in a structured irrecoverable way.

Use cases include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • E-commerce, which involves a variety of disputes, such as quality problems, missing pieces, broken product, etc. OATH jury will resolve each dispute based on user-provided testimony.
  • OTC trade of digital assets.
  • Disputes involving decentralized property rent.
  • Decentralized moderation.
  • Oracle for betting.
  • public chain governance.

So basically OATH is a decentralized agnostic protocol that offers a solution to of decentralized governance to all blockchains and Dapps.

Blockchain architecture is highlighted below:

OATH Protocol is an agnostic blockchain which may be integrated into other Daps and public chains.

The chain contains two main files:

  • Case ledger, which includes all information such as contracts, verdicts, voting reasons, selected jurors.
  • IPFS (InterPlanetary File System), which is a network designed to create a content-addressable, peer-to-peer method of storing and sharing hypermedia in a distributed file system. It replaces traditional domain names with content addresses so that users don’t have to consider names and paths of file storage.

Token

The total token supply is: 10,000,000,000 ERC-20 tokens (OATH).

Token use is summarized below:

  • Engagement between participants/granting access to the platform
  • Internal currency

Tokens are earned as nodes, disputes resolution and community services.

Team

We see a well-balanced team with a diverse background in tech, business, and law. Yin Xu, CEO, won several awards for best mobile application.

Jenny Vatrenko, COO, is an influential lawyer and  former litigator at Boles Shiller. She is active on the group’s Telegram channel.

Hongwei Wang has a strong technical background, including eight years of combined experience at Google and other tech-focused companies in China.

On the advisor side, we see people from Zefund, Qidain Capital, Continue Capital, a founder of an EOS supernode and energy startup NAD. Advisors cover the main focus groups: technology, business and legal. Jia Tian is a notable advisor who worked at Baidu and Alibaba, and is a big investor in Bitfinex Dafeng Guo. Tian worked for big investment banks like Morgan Stanley and Goldman.

Zainan Zuo is another notable advisor who serves as a core developer at Ethereum, and is a main developer of the ERC-1202 standard for Ethereum.

Investors

Several notable investors from the VC and blockchain worlds are also worth mentioning. While most are medium-sized funds, Quarkchain is among them. Quarkchain was a top ROI project during the second quarter of this year. EOS Asia and NEM are also partnering with OATH.

Verdict

In general, the project looks interesting. The team has the necessary technical skills to implement the product. We see the support of smart money. The very idea of the product itself is exciting. The decentralized dispute resolution system, which can be used both as a means of resolving disputes between traditional subjects in arbitration and within a decentralized system, deserves interest.

Risks

  • The project does not have MVP, only active Github. -1
  • Low public activity. -0.75

Growth Potential

  • The strong point is that it is an agnostic protocol so that it can be plugged to any blockchain and provide additional value to that respected network with their service. +2
  • The overall idea is interesting. +1
  • Any user of any blockchain can automatically be selected as a juror for OATH dispute which provides flexibility and helps to get users on board. +1
  • The token use case is rather strong – parties must deposit tokens during dispute case and pay arbitrators for their services. +1
  • The roadmap is medium long. Although for this kind of project long-term potential will rise together with overall crypto field and decentralization. +1
  • Token metrics are on the good side. +1
  • Team, advisors, partners, and VCs have been verified. +1.5

Disposition

I would say that the project is above average, but one should wait for prototype and full metrics to make the full investment decision. Currently, the rating of 6.75/10 is warranted, though it may be further increased or decreased once the project is up and running.

Investment Details

  • Type: utility
  • Symbol: OATH
  • Platform: erc-20
  • Crowdsale: TBA
  • Minimum Investment: TBA
  • Price: TBA
  • Hard Cap: TBA
  • Payments Accepted: TBA
  • Restrictions Barred from Participating: TBA

General details:

Website – https://oaths.io/

Whitepaper – https://oaths.io/files/OATH-Whitepaper-EN.pdf

FB – https://www.facebook.com/oathprotocol/

Telegram – https://t.me/oathsio

Medium – https://medium.com/@oathprotocol

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4.9 stars on average, based on 29 rated postsVladislav Semjonov has a legal and financial background. He has been involved in crypto space since early 2017 in both ICO advising positions in several ICO consultancy firms, and as an ICO analyst for VC. He began contributing for Hacked.com in April 2017.




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