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Judging by the multiple music-related projects already in the space, it is no secret that there is a giant need for blockchain in the industry. For too long creative artists have been takin advantage of by unfair contracts and outright thievery. Song ownership rights are not properly tracked, making it impossible to properly distribute royalties. The TuneToken project wants to fix this.  They are giving any artist and producer with an iPhonethe opportunity to create music on their platform and then giving them the solution (smart contracts) to monetize. Here’s how they describe their project.

“Tune Company is a software development and management company primarily focused on creating blockchain based technology, smart contract design and digital tokenized applications. Tune’s primary mission is to solve digital songwriter rights and royalty transparency issues for the music industry. Furthermore, the establishment of our tokenized products will enable applications the ability to offer user tipping and user/community incentivized rewards thru the sharing, creation and engagement of content as well as other features. Tune is proud to announce a licensing agreement with the TechCrunch Disrupt Cup award winning RecordGram application.”

RecordGram is an app created by the TuneToken team in 2016. It allows anyone to record vocals, write songs, lease beats and create music videos. The co-founder and spokesmen Erik Mendelson, while pitching his ICO, explains that “what separates our ICO from the others is that we actually have a working product”. This is technically true, but clearly salesmanship. They created the app before knowing about blockchain. They don’t have a working blockchain product.  Below is a screenshot of RecordGram. If you have an iPhone, you can download it from the Google play store.

The whitepaper is 80 pages long, it looks very technical, with pages and pages of equations and explanations on how they will use different technologies to accomplish their goal. They have plans to use Hyperledger, IPFS, and the Raiden Network to help them scale. Learn more here.

Token

“The TUNE token will serve as a primary method of exchange for goods and services across our decentralized music ecosystem”

Users will be able to convert their TUNE tokens into RecordGram Credits, which are used for unlocking beats, tipping artist, etc. Royalty payments will be paid using TUNE Tokens. All user-generated content will be placed on the blockchain and can be transparently tracked.

There will be a total supply of $1 billion tokens; 400 million of those will be available for the public and 200 million will go to the management team.

With respect to use of funds, the whitepaper doesn’t get into much detail. This is what we know:

  • 35% R&D
  • 35% marketing
  • 25% corporate development?
  • 5% legal

Team

The team’s No. 1 asset is Erik Mendelson . He is a hustler and a go-getter. He promotes his product and tries to get funding non-stop. He’s always taking meetings, looking for partnerships and funds. We are pretty sure he wrote the entire whitepaper. He has raised for the team over $2 million in seed money already, and is now looking for more from the blockchain community.

Their No. 2 asset is their Grammy Winning co-founder’s (Thomas and Mims) connections to the music industry. Although they aren’t huge players, they still know many folks in high places.

The entire team lacks in blockchain business and technology experience. They have 11 advisers credited on their team, not one of them appears experienced in blockchain. In fact, only three team members have any kind of experience in this space. Shariar Sikder CTO, Sam Abbassi and Christopher Arguello.

Shariar Sikder is TuneToken CTO, but he says nothing about it on his LinkedIn page. Under experience it says, “Technologist, for multiple companies Jan 2003-present. Also, both Arguello and Abbassi fail to mention TuneToken on their LinkedIn pages. Why wouldn’t they be proud? That’s a flag.

Verdict

This feels like the team at RecordGram created a cool app that few people valued. They received probably $2 million from VC’s such as Lightspeed. They did marketing and promos for about a year which must’ve not been too effective because they neglected to expand their app to Galaxy users. Instead, they decided to “move to blockchain” by writing an elaborate whitepaper filled with promises, in hopes to collect millions of dollars from ICO investors. This is my opinion based off of 20 hours of research (I could be wrong). It’s possible the team has every intention of trying to build TuneToken into the next big thing. If that’s the case, they need to start hiring the best tech staff possible.

Risks

  • There were quite a few red flags. First, they don’t have a version of their RecordGram App available for Galaxy users. That’s millions of potential app users they are neglecting. One would think this would be first priority.  Perhaps they ran out of seed money? That would be a bad sign because it would mean their backers and advisers are either incompetent or don’t believe in the project. They did, however, claim to have released the App for Galaxy in February. They now claim it will be out by May. -2

  • Their CEO and co-founder Erik Mendelson does not feel it’s appropriate to share info regarding the number of active users currently on their RecordGram App with possible ICO contributors. This is troubling and leads one to believe they don’t have many users. Which could be the reason why they didn’t put any money into making a Galaxy version. They also have been lying about their Telegram members. They seem to have purchased some sort of fake telegram member generator. Their members grew from 600 to 6,000 in about two weeks. When asked about this crazy growth, CEO Mendelson said it was do to the bounty campaign that had just begun. The same bounty campaign that got 2 hearts from the possible 1,200 RecordGram Twitter followers. This is also during winter season in ICO marketing, where no other project experienced anywhere near that amount of growth. -2

  • The coolest part of this project would be the smart contract use for royalty collection on music. However, in this TUNE’s case, the only songs that will be smart contracted and databased are the ones created on RecordGram. Therefore, the success of TUNE is completely dependent on the success of RecordGram. -1
  • There is a whole lot of competition. There have been several other failed music coin projects already. One of those, Vezt, was a similar idea to TUNE. They wanted to build a platform where anybody could buy the rights to certain songs and receive royalties through the blockchain. I gave them a strong review when I researched them in November, but I was wrong and they are now dead. Some would say It’s not fair to compare Tune to Vezt or anyone else but are too many similarities to ignore. -1

Growth Potential

  • Acquisition. RecordGram allows people to create original content. Original content is something all the big players such as Spotify are lacking. It’s very possible these big players decide to acquire RecordGram as a way of differentiating themselves from the others. +3
  • Connections. Having 2 Grammy winners as founders is a tremendous advantage. They  also have Wyclef promoting for them. +2

  • CEO Mendelson shows quite a bit of knowledge whenever talking about his project. His whitepaper does a good job of explaining exactly how they plan on scaling while using the Ethereum network. Now they just need to apply everything he’s planning. +2
  • will.i.am is an adviser for RecordGram.  He is not listed as an adviser for TuneToken. This could be do to regulations involving celebrities endorsing ICOs . If the team is still connected to will, then that would be extremely good for networking and promoting. +3

Disposition

Although this project has potential, it’s doubtful the tokens will hold enough value coming onto exchanges to make this ICO worth it. 4/10

Investment Details

  • Symbol: TUNE
  • Platform: Ethereum
  • Total Supply: 1 billion
  • Soft Cap: $10 million
  • Hard Cap: $40 million
  • Private/presale: Currently active. You can purchase your tokens here.
  • Crowdsale: Apr. 26, 2018
  • Token Price: $0.38 per token during crowdsale,
  • Jurisdictions: KYC and AML procedures will be fully enforced.

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ICO Analysis: Elph

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As you read this, a new decentralized Internet with thousands of possibly revolutionary DApps is being built on top of blockchain technology. Currently, there is no app store or search engine that users can use to find the most popular and trendy DApps. When they finally do find a DApp they want to interact with, their computers usually have difficulty with the new protocol language that DApps use. Users and developers lack the tools needed to build and scale. What they need is a go-to place for all things decentralized.

“Elph is for everyone who wants a fast, reliable, simple, and secure application to store their digital assets and use them to interact with blockchain-based apps. Think of Elph as a combination of a web browser (Google Chrome) with an app store (Apple App Store) on top of a digital identity (Facebook Auth), built for the decentralized Internet.”(elph.com)

Elph is a portal for Decentralized Apps and a digital asset wallet. It brings together a token-curated app store, decentralized identity and secure digital asset storage to make using blockchain based apps simple. Three keys features will help discover, organize and simplify the upcoming decentralized internet.

  • Decentralized App Store: A one-stop shop for discovering the best DApps. Powered by the ELPH token, the Elph Protocol manages the submission and ranking process to maintain the highest quality of dApps.
  • DApp Use Portal: Explore and use dApps built on the Ethereum blockchain.  Elph supports protocols built for decentralized apps, making them just as simple to use as normal Internet websites. It will support thousands of DApps such as digital collectible platforms, games, decentralized exchanges, and fee-less marketplaces
  • Wallet: Safely store your Ethereum-based digital assets including ERC20 tokens and ERC721 collectibles in the in-built wallet. Seamlessly use your digital assets on Web3-enabled dApps with just one click.

 

The digital asset wallet will simplify and enhance user experiences storing digital assets by offering several unique features including;

  • Server-side backup of the client side encrypted private key, allowing Elph to sync your seed phrase down on any device.
  • Gives users the option to undo a “send” transaction for 10 seconds after they initiate it.
  • No gas costs or similar fees. Syncing an Ethereum node to interact with DApps is not required.
  • Integrated exchange functionality.
  • Address abstraction,

For further details on how the platform will operate, go here: https://elph.com/developers

Token

ELPH token is an integral part of the protocol for curators to approve and rank dApps in the store. it will be used in the following ways:

  • DApp Submission Process: DApp developers stake ELPH tokens to apply into the store. Curators can also stake ELPH tokens to challenge applications, which are approved or rejected by a global token-holder vote.
  • DApp Ranking Algorithm: Curators upvote and downvote dApps in the store based on the number of ELPH tokens they hold. DApps are sorted based on the cumulative vote data.
  • Network Reward: all network participants receive value from the Elph Protocol. Consumers find the best dApps, developers get distribution for their dApps and curators get additional tokens as rewards for properly curating dApps.

Team

The team consists of five highly qualified co-founders, all UC Berkley Alumni.

Ritik Malhotra is the Co-Founder and CEO. He spent a few months early in his career as a software engineer for Twitter and Intel. Then he founded Streem, a popular media cloud storage product which he sold to Box, a large cloud storage company that powers over 70,000 businesses including GE. He now runs a successful VC fund.

Tanooj Luthra is the Co-Founder and CTO.  He also Co-founded Streem with Ritik and spent four months as software engineer at Microsoft. Recently, he spent a year as Senior Crypto engineer at Coinbase.

Vamsi Chitters is also a Co-Founder with a Master’s from Stanford. He spent five years as a Software Engineer for Google.

Sarat Ravi is also Co-Founder. He was the Senior Software Engineer at Streem, Box and LiveMagic

Abhinav Lanka is the other Co-Founder listed. He spent three years as Software Engineer for Yahoo.

Verdict

“Our mission is simple: we want to make crypto easy to use. We see Elph as a new portal for decentralized apps that brings together a token-curated app store, decentralized identity, and secure digital asset storage — allowing you to easily find and use these blockchain-based apps. Using decentralized apps should feel no different than any other app, and the “crypto” aspects should be an implementation detail.”

This quote from their Medium page really sums this project up. They are keeping it simple and making their platform/wallet fast, easy and clean. It’s too early in development for a sale date, whitepaper, or token metrics but they do have an MVP which you can download here. We checked it out and can confirm it’s legit. They also have an extremely impressive team.

Risks

  • The ELPH token and the Elph app are completely separate from one another. You can use the Elph app without ever having to own or interact with an ELPH token. -1
  • This could easily be chalked up to it being really early, but their community and communications are pretty weak. They are already using excuses for lack of updates. From their Telegram: “We’ve been heads down working on developing our product so we haven’t had a chance to update our blog. We’re excited to announce what we’re developing soon so stay tuned!” -0.5
  • No business plan yet. “We believe in the open decentralized web that is also 100% free. We’re well-funded by our investors and are here to develop software for the long-term. We plan on formalizing a business model in the future, but will not be in the business of selling your personal data.” -1.5
  • Five co-founders could get messy. -0.5

Growth Potential

  • Top shelf team. +3 
  • An alpha release of Elph is currently available on Mac and Windows. They are working on releasing an iOS and Android solution next. +2
  • Elph is super lightweight compared to other standalone dApp browsers for Mac and Windows. It does not require you to sync an Ethereum node to interact with dApps, making the onboarding process quick and simple.+2.5
  • They are going to provide a tool kit filled with different protocols for DApp developers to easily build their projects with.+2.5

Disposition

We found this little nugget extremely early, which is great because whitelists these days fill up fast. They have not yet announced the token sale. They are collecting preliminary interest from all users that sign up here. 6.5/10

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ICO bounty programs are popular among investors and blockchain startups alike. They give opportunistic cryptocurrency investors a way to earn tokens for promoting a project and they give companies a way to market their project.

Bounty Angels is looking to automate the process, matching who the company describes as “blockchain entrepreneurs,” or bounty hunters, with ICO founders. Bounty programs are marketing campaigns launched by companies in which bounty hunters can earn tokens for touting the upcoming ICO. It solves a problem for a new startup that might not have the marketing muscle or the capital to gain the global exposure they need for a successful launch.

Bounty hunters, however, face many hurdles in identifying relevant projects to promote, in some cases being overlooked for a lack of a track record, for instance. ICO founders also face challenges, including engaging with bounty hunters who break the rules.

Bounty Angels is offering a solution, one that automates and streamlines the bounty process for both sides. Bounty hunters generate a performance history and that data is then shared with ICO founders on the Bounty Angels platform. For the bounty hunters, they won’t have to worry about engaging with a worthless or scam project, as Bounty Angels vets all of the ICOs that are on its platform. There is an alpha version of the platform available today, according to the company’s blog, though when we clicked on the link it appeared to be down for maintenance.

Artificial intelligence appears to be part of the long-term plan, as evidenced by the white paper that states: “Automated technologies when coupled with the expertise of professionals and, going forward, artificial intelligence, will allow [us] to create an all-new image of Bounty programs.” The team admits it is an ambitious goal, one that involves “launching our service around the world … to attract the highest possible number of customers and Bounty Hunters.”

The project is powered by the BANG token, which bounty hunters have the option to accept as a reward for their marketing efforts. Bounty hunters can also choose to accept free tokens from the project they’re promoting.

Token

The Bounty Angels  BANG token will be issued in the ICO. BANG is designed to fuel the project’s ecosystem including payment to bounty hunters and can also be exchanged among token holders. The company maintains that the BANG token cannot be deemed a security or any other financial instrument.

 

Source: Bounty Angels

There is also a bonus program.

Source: Bounty Angels White Paper

Team

Anatoly Krasovsky is at the helm of Bounty Angels. He’s also a project manager at NEWSBTC, according to his LinkedIn profile. The company’s CTO, Andrew Tar, is also a journalist.

Verdict

The Bounty Angels ICO has the potential to catch on like wildfire among ICO investors. It’s an engine to connect bounty hunters with the best blockchain projects that are looking for marketing. While the project displays tremendous promise, it doesn’t appear to have advanced enough from the concept stage, as evidenced by its dependence on the ICO funds to both develop the platform and hire developer talent. Once these pillars are in place, there could be no stopping Bounty Angels.

Risks

  • The company is still hiring developer talent for the creation of  “complex smart content that will
    make it possible to automate distributions.” The fact that the developer talent is not yet in-house exacerbates the risk for investors as it could lead to delays in the building out of the ecosystem until the team is a well-oiled machine. Not to mention if the fundraising efforts fall short and prevent them from hiring top talent. (-3)
  • There doesn’t appear to be a mention of mobile anywhere in the white paper. While this doesn’t necessarily mean that an iOS and Android app isn’t on the horizon, it may be far down the roadmap if it didn’t warrant a mention. (-1)
  • Bounty Angels is not the only rodeo. They allude to a competing project, Bounty0x. (-1)

Growth Opportunity

  • Research suggests that there’s a direct link between bounty programs and ICO tallies. The larger the bounty campaign, the higher the amount that the ICO ultimately raises, suggesting that the engagement of bounty hunters pays off. According to Element Group, which performed the research, “[A] $1 increase in bounty campaign volume predicts between an $8 and $15 increase in the final amount raised.” This should incentivize ICO founders to participate in bounty programs and potentially join the Bounty Angels platform. (+3)
  • Artificial intelligence is a key technology that could propel the platform beyond the competition, especially if said competition isn’t automating their process yet. While it’s unclear when AI would be implemented, it does appear to be on the roadmap. (+3)
  • According to the website, Bounty Angels has received a good amount of media attention, which may have something to do with the fact that its management team doubles as journalists. This is a plus for the project and its upcoming ICO. Also, if the adage ‘you get what you pay for is true,’ that’s a plus for Bounty Angels as it’s a paid platform. (+2.5)
  • What the company describes as “intensive work” on the project hasn’t even begun yet. While we could view this as a risk or reward, we decided to count it as a plus, as it explains why so much has yet to be done. It also reminds us that Bounty Angels has yet to reach its full potential of where the project can be when it is in full-throttle. The beta version is scheduled for January 2019.  (+3)

Disposition

We come to a score of 6.5 for the Bounty Angels ICO. Keep in mind we will plan to revisit this project once it kicks into high gear.

Investment Details

  • Token Type: ERC20
  • Platform: Ethereum
  • Symbol: BANG
  • Pre-ICO: Sept. 3, 2018 – Oct. 3, 2018
  • Public Crowdsale: November – December 2018
  • Token Supply: 20 million
  • Tokens Available for Sale: 14 million across the pre-ICO and ICO
  • Soft Cap: Pre-ICO = $100,000
  • Hard Cap: Pre-ICO = $500,000; ICO = $3.5 million
  • Token Price: to be announced
  • Payment Methods: to be announced

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ICO Analysis: Zeex

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Zeex is offering users the ability to exclusively use crypto when shopping at various outlets. Users will be able to directly purchase whatever items thy want from their brands of choice without having to convert their crypto into fiat.

The following video shows Zeex in action outside of the Consensus conference at a Starbucks, where the CMO Apan Amos Damri uses their beta version to buy a cup of coffee using Ethereum. The transaction was successful, but the verdict is still out on whether they were able to spell his name correctly on the cup.

The ZIX token is what the whitepaper calls a “core element” of the solution, which does three things. It covers a user’s transactional risk until the trade is complete, it determines who can exercise what kinds of transactions when based on advertised discount rates and supplies, and it’s also a login method to use the Zeex platform.

To the surprise of probably very few people reading this, Zeex is a spinoff sister company of a European marketplace for buying and selling gift cards called Zeek Group. For Zeex, the road is already paved in terms of getting access to close relationships with name-brand retailers and a multi-million dollar inventory of gift cards.

Zeek has been able to raise venture capital from firms such as Blumberg Capital, Qualcomm Ventures, Scale Up Venture Capital and more.

The Zeex business model hinges on a few potential incomes streams:

  • Providing working capital to gift card suppliers, easing the transition for many businesses hesitant to get into the crypto field.
  • Financial services to support suppliers financially.
  • Marketing services to help suppliers speak the lingo of the cryptocurrency world. The whitepaper states that “Zeex has already mastered these industry-specific marketing channels and has been engaged in community building for a significant period, its in-house marketing team is already equipped to help suppliers build their own communities and maximize their value per transaction.”
  • Platform adoption and market penetration to help suppliers integrate crypto into their business makeup
  • Operations support to help suppliers and users better understand and utilize the platform.
  • Provide business intelligence data to retailers on cryptocurrency users.

Token

 

Risks

  • Not an entirely frictionless experience: This isn’t a problem unique to just Zeex, but is present throughout most digital payment solutions. Unless you can tap your phone on a receiver like Apple Pay, you’ll be behind the most “frictionless” payment system out there. However, this is miles ahead of crypto transactions. -1
  • Not really sold on the need for an ICO (for the investor’s sake): Although the Zeex platform sounds pretty useful, investor upside seems fairly limited (but then again, who can accurately predict investor upside in this space circa 2017/2018.  -2

Growth Potential

  • It works! Few projects raising money via ICO can boast a working beta, and Zeex already does and has a use case that many cryptocurrency users would likely want. +2
  • Yay user adoption! One of the largest detractors of the transactional user of cryptocurrencies is that it’s incredibly complicated and tedious. If you have 8+ steps before you can pay for a coffee, chances are you’re going to opt for that .25 second swipe of a Visa in your pocket. +2
  • Finally, a use for gift cards. When’s the last time you got a gift card that wasn’t from Amazon that you actually fully used? Too many people have gift cards just sitting around either untouched or with a fractional amount on them. There is a whole secondary market for discounted gift cards, and there’s a huge value in using these gift cards in a business model such as Zeex’s. The team essentially has a pool of gift cards going for a discounted price (usually around the 5 to 15% range), and are able to provide a solution to a community in dire need of one. +1
  • Zeek partnership. Having a sister company that already has the relationships with retailers necessary puts Zeex way ahead of the game. It’s not your typical run of the mill ICO that aims to build everything from ground zero for a lack of strategic partnerships, but more so a use case to be implemented with an already successful company. +3
  • Limited downside: Zeex claims that it will safeguard token value by using proceeds of the often sale to guarantee the supply of gift cards at the highest possible discount from a wide range of brands. If this means what I think it means, that worst case scenario you can use Zeex tickets to exchange them for gift cards at any time, and if there isn’t a stark depreciation of purchasing power for Zeex tokens, this is a cool perk few other ICOs can offer. However, if I’m wrong, write this point off as whitepaper tomfoolery. +2

Unknown

  1. This sounds like either a huge tax headache or a huge tax advantage. If the current American tax law stands that the exchange of crypto for fiat (or gift card) constitutes a taxable event, the Zeex team would have to figure out a way to help users report their taxes on these events. If this is the case, a -2 would be added to my score. However, if there is some international gift card loophole where users can trade any crypto for gift cards and there not be a taxable event, that would be huge for the team (although unlikely, because Uncle Sam is gonna get what he thinks is his). If this is the case, a +5 added to my score.

Disposition

We arrive at a +7/10 for Zeex. It’s got a cool use case, already works (in beta), and a relatively strong partnership in place. If the appreciation of the token’s value is correlated with the success of the app, investors would likely be pretty happy. However, if it’s just another token limited to its own ecosystem, I don’t see much use in investing into it unless you plan on using the Zeex app.

Investment Details

  • Type: ERC20 – Utility
  • Symbol: ZIX
  • Platform: Ethereum
  • Crowdsale: TBA
  • Minimum Investment: 0.1 ETH
  • Price:1 ETH = 5,000 ZIX
  • Hard Cap: $50 million U.S.
  • Payments Accepted: ETH
  • Barred from Participating: Israel, U.S., China, Lebanon, Iran.

Sign up for the Zeex email list to find the news for the public crowdsale on the Zeex website and check out their whitepaper.

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