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As soon as we hear “business platform,” we think Aragon. How can you improve on Aragon? Well, Ties is a bit different. Ties offers a social networking aspect that Aragon doesn’t achieve. While Aragon offers an easy introduction to smart contracts, Ties wants to build a network around such smart contracts, and promote the start of new businesses in the process. Billing itself as a decentralized “LinkedIn” of cryptocurrency, Ties certainly is interesting.

Ties.Network satisfies the need of crypto-community to connect and the need to secure P2P business transactions in a new counter- economy. Today the community is fragmented and connections are fragile for two reasons. It’s still a new market (though it’s growing rapidly), and because it is so new, it is hard to find professionals one can immediately trust and strike a deal with. Ties.Network aims at resolving the issue of trust for crypto-community on a fundamental level by giving people opportunities to find each other and do business in a new, yet safe environment in accordance with the principles of decentralized ​​economy.

On the surface, it seems that Ties can do most of what Aragon offers, including the crowdfunding aspect, but also offers a social network and rating aspect. The rating part appears important to the idea’s creators, in that they are limiting those who can actually offer feedback on a person or entity to those who’ve done business with such on the same platform. This is good in one respect but bad in another. Those who’ve already established themselves in the industries at hand will have to re-establish themselves on a new platform, competing perhaps with those who’ve not yet previously established themselves at all. This is problematic for obvious reasons, but not a major drawback.

As an IT product, Ties.Network is based on Ties.DB – a public, decentralized, and distributed noSQL database that allows to store huge amounts of dynamic data, and search within the content of the files. Ties.DB is a public, open-source solution that can be utilized by other dApps and decentralized blockchain-related projects to facilitate their entering the market and structure large amounts of data.

We like the sounds of Ties. In fact, from the outset, we don’t see a reason that it and Aragon necessarily have to compete for market share. There are two different types of groups being served here – in the case of Aragon, businesses themselves, whereas in Ties, we see that both the businesses themselves and the people operating within them are being served. In the case of Ties also, we see a forced usage of the token, similar to the Aragon Network token, and this is an encouraging sign for the health and long-term value of such a token. Once you’ve established that there are certain things that can only be achieved with a certain token, all that remains to do is to make that thing both valuable and in demand. That is the actual task of most of the firms we review here, and no less the task of Ties.Network. What have they actually to offer, then, in specifics?

Ties.Network Specifics

Ties list their “key abilities” as the following:

● Trade goods and services

● Trade cryptocurrencies

● Hire and recruit specialists

● Participate in token generation events and blockchain projects

● Receive feedback for startups or token generation events

● Promote token generation events and network with startups

The overwhelming focus on tokens and the creation thereof is disheartening. Someone has to say it, so it may as well be the author: the token craze is not going to last forever. Building businesses around it, at least those which make it easier to do, seems not just low-profit but also ill-fated. While tokenization will increasingly be the mode of the future, and platforms will be required to facilitate it, we don’t see these as good investments at this time. Such platforms are best left to rise of their own volition than be funded on the model they seek to service. This would be preferable for them, as well, to not need a token model to fund on, but just get in the business of helping people create tokens, the way that KICKICO did. Nevertheless, we have to say, that without this particular “token generation and promotion” aspect of Ties, we’re not actually offered that much.

To the end of the token generation events, we get a bit more detail:

A project on Ties.Network is an instrument for users’ collaboration within a certain industry allowing users to discuss/share their ideas, make P2P financial transactions between the project team members and collect finance from other users of the platform.

So far, we’re not overly convinced that this platform is solving real problems in real industries. We tend to think that Aragon could solve the actual crowdfunding issues, and that there are other means by which tokens can be issued than through this platform. It does not, probably, offer enough novelty to break ground long-term. Nevertheless, it could be a good entry point for some legacy businesses into the crypto space, and as such, its token is likely to hold some value, under certain provisions, and we will keep this in mind moving forward.

As to payments and settlements, we get:

Payment is transferred to a smart contract escrow, which is only released when the results of the transaction are accepted by all parties involved. When and only if necessary, Ties.Network arbitrators would intervene to resolve disputes […].

It’s almost funny to read the Ties explanation of its fee structure. Instead of taking fees, they levy taxes! Which are totally different things, right? In any case, it’s good to know there is some revenue model. We’ll talk about that a bit more in the token section.

As to the storage and relay of data, a decentralized network of nodes will perform this function, with faster nodes achieving a higher reward.

Ties Token (TIE)

Ties will derive revenue from advertising on the platform, a tax imposed on escrows held on the platform, and profits from currency exchanging.

The token is required to transact in the platform, which is crucial for its value long-term. The analysis then becomes whether or not the Ties platform is one that is going to do enough business to make the token in-demand enough to justify an investment, as well as whether or not the supply will make this a mistake even then. A high supply can mean that coins issue during the generation event wind up on discount at the exchanges – this is just the nature of things.

Fortunately, Ties are issuing 140,000,000 tokens, which is an amount that we can foresee holding some value. Earlier buyers will receive up to a 20% bonus of tokens, but we’ll discuss more about that in the investment details section.

We think the fundamentals are met with Ties, but we’re still not sure that this will necessarily perform enough outside of Aragon that both will truly co-exist. This shouldn’t detract from investments in the short-term, nevertheless, as it’s something that takes time to prove out, and in the interim there is definitely enough money and room for both.

Ties Team

According to his own description, CEO Alexander Neymark:

[…] has a significant experience in launching and developing innovative financial services in banks and telecommunications companies (starting from 2000).

A search of his name and blockchain yields this profile in a Dutch blockchain group, in which he writes:

The problem lays in the fact that if the system is distributed, then anyone can supply the server. A random person can have direct access to the entire database and can either conduct DOS attacks on it by placing a heap of garbage data, or delete everything. The the technical question raised here is: How do we avoid this? In centralized servers, such as facebook’s, the issue is simply addressed by deciding on what is valid and what is not, which makes it act like a top-down entity. In the case of a decentralized system, there is no such trust center. That is, we need to establish the general consensus rules of the game for everyone. It impossible to store such a database directly in the Blockchain. […]

The above is, of course, what Ties aims to do in a nutshell as far as its data storage abilities go.

Software lead Anton Filatov previously worked as a Java developer for a payments-based firm called PayStore.com. His work has mostly been in Java, but this should not detract from his ability to work in Ethereum projects.

The Verdict

We think Ties.Network, like Aragon, will have a long future, but we’re not sure how it will stack up against Aragon and other plays which want to help companies get onto the blockchain.

Risk

  • We think there is a myopic tendency to exaggerate the usefulness of tokens or the blockchain, and it represents itself in this project’s focus on tokenization for projects they want to bring on board. -2
  • Could be competing for a small market. -0.5
  • Coming into the ICO boom late. -0.5

 Growth Potential

  • We think that companies are only going to increasingly get on the blockchain, and platforms like Ties will be one way in which they do it. That they have built a few tertiary services to help give the token some value is also a plus. +3
  • The project is well-designed, if limited in scope. This isn’t always a bad thing. +2
  • We think that the team are philosophically inclined in the right direction to whether the upcoming store that will befall the global cryptocurrency market, inevitably. We think they’ll still be able to develop the project through bad times. +2
  • For a short-term play, there will certainly be a lot of interest in Ties around its ICO and directly after. We think that there are definite opportunities for profit via the bonus structure. +1

 Disposition

We arrive at a 5.0 for Ties.Network. As you can see, our reasoning is that while in the short-term there are profits to be made, long-term we think there is some proving left to be done as to the viability of a business model geared toward ICOs.

Investment Details

140,000,000 tokens will be issued, and the beginning rate is 24 cents each, at which price you will apparently get a 20% bonus. The bonuses then decrease as tokens are sold. When 10% have sold, the bonus is reduced to 17%, and so on, as shown below:

 

We recommend taking only official information, and being wary of anything unexpected. The scammers don’t need any help, they’re getting rich enough off the legitimate intentions of investors as it stands. So, get your information as to investment from https://ties.network/TGE-details and nowhere else. The sale begins in a couple weeks. A Google alert for “Ties network scam” is advisable, in case something happens you should be aware of.

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ICO Analysis: Platio

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It is hard to be an inhabitant of the crypto-world for sure. Remember your first time using a fiat gateway to buy Bitcoin, sending it to a cryptocurrency exchange, executing orders to obtain other cryptocurrencies? For newcomers, all these are not easy and for experienced crypto investors, it is still tedious to move funds from one place to another. You need to use multiple wallets to store different coins, keep your private keys safe and there are only a few platforms to exchange your crypto-assets with actual fiat currencies and traditional assets.

Platio is an all-in-one platform built on the EOS blockchain, connecting the two different worlds of crypto-currencies and traditional assets and providing banking services for crypto and fiat currencies and brokerage for stocks. It allows crypto-investors to store, send and receive their cryptocurrencies while enabling them to trade these with fiat and even stocks. Having already obtained UK and EU licenses, Platio is aiming to become the decentralized banking hub for all cryptocurrency and fiat money activities.

Asset Guard is a smart-contract based Platio product which is designed to protect the platform user’s assets against the high market volatility or the loss of access that can occur for several reasons such as the user’s death or simply losing his or her private keys. Auto Exchange smart contracts contain pre-set conditions to be executed when they are met, so the user’s assets stop further losses. This allows him or her to not constantly check his or her portfolio. It is possible for platform users to pre-set a certain period of time so that if the wallet is not activated for this period, the chosen assets are transferred to another wallet which the wallet owner previously chooses. This ensures that in unfortunate circumstances that the owner might find himself or herself in, assets stored in the platform are not lost forever.

Smart Escrow is another Platio product, designed to increase the commercial use of the platform by businesses and individuals. In the absence of an escrow service for shopping with crypto-assets, there is no way to make sure that the seller sends the product, or the buyer sends the amount of money for the transaction. Thanks to Smart Escrow, Platio users can chat in the internal messenger app, determine conditions for deals and once it is established that these conditions are met, the assets in the escrow will be transferred. Furthermore, thanks to Platio’s Merchant Processing API, sellers will be able to get easily paid by several means such as cards, cryptocurrencies, and SWIFT transfers.

Token

PGAS tokens will be used for internal transactions such as commissions, fees, and subscriptions. When the token is used for transactions, discounts depending on the user’s platform activity and subscription will apply as well. Half of platform commissions will be burned until no more than 10% of PGAS tokens are in circulation, decreasing (circulating) supply of PGAS and possibly pushing the price higher.

The ICO investor should note that the public pre-sale contributors are offered to buy their tokens with a bonus of 15%. In the first two days of the public sale, between November 26th and 28th, a bonus of 8% will be presented, so this bonus offered to the public pre-sale contributors should not worry the ICO investor as it isn’t as significant as bonuses for other ICOs. It should be also noted that any unsold token will be burned.

The initial total supply of PGAS is 397,500,000 tokens with the following token distribution:

  1. 65% token sale participants
  2. 25% founders and team
  3. 8% advisors
  4. 2% bounty

The team is planning to use the token sale proceeds as follows.

  1. 40% research and development, infrastructure and product development
  2. 30% customer acquisition and marketing
  3. 15% liquidity pool
  4. 15% regulatory and legal

Team

CTO Dzmitry Lapo: Lapo has worked as a development advisor at Sberbank-Technology and as a solution architect at EPAM Systems.

CFO Irina Berkon: Berkon was the director of finance at MogulTube and an audit manager at Grant Thornton.

Anna Makovnikova: Makovnikova has worked for Samsung Electronics Kiev and SMART Technologies Calgary.

Advisors

Maxim Nogotkov: Nogotkov is the founder and the chairman of Svyaznoybank, a Russian retail company. Previously he founded Pandora’s Russian franchise in Moscow.

Partners

Ripple: Platio’s partnership with Ripple enables the project to use Ripple’s xVia for overseas transactions.

Verdict

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

Risks

  • No public working product as of the time of writing. (-2)

Growth Potential

  • The team already has obtained UK and EU fiat and crypto licenses. (+4)
  • The proposed, all-in-one platform should satisfy most investors’ needs. (+2.5)

Disposition

For people who are not tech-savvy, it is hard to get into the cryptocurrency market, buying their first crypto-assets and storing them safely. Even if one is experienced enough, as there are not many platforms which provide all services sufficient for a smooth crypto-experience, it is a hassle to use several different exchanges to buy currencies and store them in different wallets. Platio provides an extensive range of services, aiming to become an all-in-one point of service for crypto-verse inhabitants. The Asset Guard product helps users to protect their wealth by pre-set conditions to process orders when they are met and allows them to send their tokens to a pre-determined person if their wallet is not activated for a predetermined period. The Smart Escrow product enables businesses and individuals to set success conditions, established between a buyer and a seller so that unless these conditions are met, their assets and products are kept in an escrow account safely. It is praiseworthy that the team has already obtained fiat and crypto licenses to work in UK and EU, meaning that once the platform is ready, they will not have any legal problem to launch it. The platform is designed to satisfy all of any investor’s needs, which is another important pro. Still, it is a source of worry that no working product is made public as of the time of writing. Platio receives a 4.5/10.

Investment Details

  • Type: ERC20 – Utility
  • Symbol: PGAS
  • Platform: Ethereum
  • Crowdsale: November 26th
  • Minimum Investment: Unspecified
  • Price: €0.20
  • Hard Cap: €34,500,000
  • Payments Accepted: BTC, ETH, DASH and EUR
  • Restricted from Participating: Singapore, the United States.

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ICO Analysis: Unboxed Network

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Companies spent an excess of $5 million for a 30-second spot in last years Super Bowl, which gathered 105 million viewers. Kim Kardashian recently told a story about how, out of respect for her husband, she turned down a $1 million marketing offer. All she had to do was make one Instagram post to her 119 million followers, promoting a knockoff Yeezy brand.

Kim’s sister Kylie uses her 120 million Instagram followers to sell her own products, which has earned her nearly $1 billion. There is clearly a lot of untapped power in influencer marketing, and companies are catching on.

According to the whitepaper, businesses spend $36 billion a year on Facebook ads alone. A lot of that is wasted because they can’t reach their target demos. Unboxed Network (est. 2014) puts these businesses in contact with specific target market micro-influencers that match what they are selling.

“The aim of the Unboxed Network is to offer the simplicity of Facebook Ads combined with the cost efficiency of an influencer marketing campaign, all on a single platform.”

Here’s how it works:

  • Any advertiser that wants to launch a campaign puts funds to escrow and provides their goals and influencer criteria (interests, location, gender etc).
  • Unboxed takes that info and plugs it into their blockchain oracles backed by AI, to invite the best matching social media influencers to get engaged with the campaign.
  • The influencers who get invited to the campaign create some sort of photo or video content that gets reviewed and approved by the blockchain oracles.
  • Influencers then post the approved content for the target market to engage with.
  • The influencers and oracles are then paid for posting and engaging

Micro influencers are so great for marketing because they are followed by people who trust their opinions. A certain percentage of Kylie’s followers will literally buy anything she puts in front of their faces. Unboxed already have thousands of micro-influencers in their network. And although they don’t have as many followers as Kylie, the followers they do have are real and trusting. Instead of paying one giant celebrity a fat check to run a single ad, brands will use Unboxed system to run their ads through special oracles that use AI to sift through their tens of thousand of micro-influencers to find the best influencers to match their specific campaign. Hitting the target market every time.

Token

NBOX token is based on Ethereum. It is what gives brands access to the platform, and what all micro-influencers are paid in.

Token holders gain exclusive offers from brands and will be able to exchange tokens for branded good and services. They can also use them to  access to the platform’s influencer took-kit.

 

Distribution:

  • 51% Crowd sale
  • 19% Team, advisors, partners
  • 15% Reserve fund for future financing
  • 10% Customer and blockchain oracles acquisition
  • 5% Airdrop and referral program

Team

Tadas Deksnys – Founder/CEO. Sold first venture at 18 . Build and sold a pet owner marketplace in 2014 before founding Unboxed.

Donatas Smailys – CBDO. Was CEO of a startup incubator backed by the biggest tech university in Lithuania. Member of Digital Leaders group at World Economic Forum. Organizer of TEDxKaunas, public speaker. Executive manager of Lithuanian Startups Association

Dovydas Reinikevičius – CMO. Founder of BeeMarketing, a digital marketing agency that did campaigns for big companies like Mcdonalds.

Vytenis Narušis – CTO.  Devbridge Group. Developed software for multinational multi-million revenue, organizations like Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Louis Dreyfus and Morningstar.

Verdict

The Unboxed Network is the only freemium platform that allows businesses to launch high quality and low-cost word-of-mouth campaigns within seconds. Here are some of their current and past clients.

Risks

  • Standard Ethereum risks. They do acknowledge this in their whitepaper, though: “Due to the increasing supply and adoption of new Blockchains like EOS, Stellar etc. that could potentially offer the necessary functionalities in a more efficient and/or less expensive way, we may consider using alternative solutions to the Ethereum blockchain in the future.” -1
  • It’s very common for online companies, such as this one, that have been around a few years, to do an ICO for their “new decentralized blockchain” business. 99% of them have failed or are currently struggling. -1
  • The token use case is pretty weak and doesn’t seem to stable. -1
  • The coolest part of their project, the oracles, aren’t even complete or operating at all yet. -3
  • Their roadmap is a joke. They already failed to deliver the oracles in early 2018. -2

Growth Potential

  • Brands “pay 50% less per engagement: no middlemen, no fees, no management required. Increase your return on investment (ROI) on your social media spend.”+2
  • According to their whitepaper, they are successfully operating in 10 markets, and already have a strategy in place for global expansion. They have researched and ranked countries based on a wide range of criteria and will be using their information to facilitate growth over the next 3-4 years.+2
  • “There are no limits to the number of accounts a company can have or the number of campaigns they want to run. With Unboxed, scope is limitless.”+3
  • Influencer marketing is booming because it’s so effective. According to Tomoson, businesses are making $6.50 for every $1 spent.+4
  • They have been around since 2014. And have a leg up on the competition. +3

Disposition

There is no doubting the effectiveness of influencer marketing. Can Unboxed actually create and implement their unique AI-powered oracle solution? Well, that’s the million dollar question. 6/10

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Svandis is developing a platform for crypto market participants, providing leading financial research, analytical and visualization tools for anyone actively involved in the cryptocurrency space: short- and long-term traders, analysts, hedge funds, institutional investors, proprietary trading firms, venture capital funds, token sales contributors, and exchanges.

In its essence Svandis is a blockchain-based data hub providing a research and visualization platform to crypto-market participants; prioritizing objectivity, relevance, and speed. All data is available in one place, crowdsourced by the DataMining App and the Research Community – a gamified validation system on the blockchain. Additional features and products will be offered by third-party partners on the Svandis Marketplace to allow for an increasingly customizable

For most advanced traders, the ability to visualize and cross-check varying types of data is a real challenge, simply because the professional tools to do so are not yet developed. As the number of ICOs and token sales increases, there is a real demand for professional services and tools to assist traders and investors in selecting tokens for trading, or finding token sales in which to participate

Svandis is offering an interesting solution to solve this.

The Svandis ecosystem is a collection of powerful tools, analytics, and indicators for professional traders in need of real-time, actionable data and analyses. The Svandis ecosystem aggregates data from a wide range of sources into one place, transforming raw data into reliable and valuable information, and covering professional crypto market participants with up-to-the-minute news and updates filtered by the Svandis research community and analysts through a web-based application

Basically, Svandis is developing a convenient infrastructure for providing users with information, tools, analytics, and indicators of high power and reliability, which will be run by the community.

As Svandis is a data hub. Not only it’s building with platform users in mind – but with the 3rd part as well. Svandis business model is about providing data as a service – real-time (API for Research Community data, newsfeed data, catalysts alert) or on-demand (on-demand database). The user experience is of paramount importance – but the growth of the company will be all about capitalizing on every angle that are in line with our vision – aka being a trustful and accurate data provider in a market filled with opinions, paid rating and other fake approaches.

I think the strongest point Svandis tries to bring lies in the data mining and verification process that is community driven. In order to do this, Svandis envisions the following infrastructure:

Thus basically raw data is provided by all users, which is then verified by Svandis internal team plus certified users.

Most data will be validated by the RC (Research Community) – internal team being pretty much the participants with the higher level (to become an analyst, you have to go through 20 levels – each level having its requirements, so basically allowing to filter participants up to the point we can trust them to act with more ”power” on the platform).

Traders, investors, investment funds and other professional players can pay to get access to Svandis products and SVN token serves as a medium of value and community engagement vehicle.

ICO reviews and listing website could use Svandis RC data, exchanges too. Our customizable on-demand news feed will be spread out a lot (marketing and branding tool).

So basically we can see that the verification process is community driven. That is actually a great use of blockchain and decentralization when a project can involve community itself through incentive to do actions.

In relation to data mining. Svandis will offer users a data-mining functionality by using the cross-platform Data Mining Application. The DataMining App is an open-source crawling application that users can install on their computers to participate in data crowdsourcing. Receiving tasks from the Svandis command server, the Data Mining App will grab website pages and social media content (all with user permission) to enable the analysis of a vast quantity of historical and real-time data.

One can visualize Svandis Data Mining process as:

 

Token

The token sale information is outlined below:

  • HARD CAP – $12,000,000
  • TOTAL TOKEN SUPPLY – 400,000,000
  • TOKEN FOR PUBLIC CONTRIBUTORS – 60%
  • MAXIMUM TOKEN SUPPLY TO THE PUBLIC – 240,000,000
  • TOKEN PRICE – $0.05

Token Distribution:

  • 60% Token Sale
  • 20% Team
  • 10% Advisors and Partners
  • 5% Marketing ambassador program
  • 5% Acquisition Funds

Use of Proceeds:

  • 40% Development and Security
  • 30% Analytics Department
  • 20% Marketing and Business Development
  • 5% Operations
  • 5% Legal

From the supply side, tokens will be awarded for data mining and verification to platform Ecosystem uses. From the demand side, every customer who would like to have an access to the products would need either to store and spend Svandis token.

Team

The team has 9 members and 7 listed advisors.

Hermann Finnbjörnsson – CEO and Founder. One of the co-founders of isx.is – the first and only cryptocurrency exchange in Iceland, a KYC-run exchange that connects to the user’s bank account, with all trades conducted in Icelandic króna pairs

Yan Crevier – Strategic Development and Co-founder – Advisor to Latium, Sharebee, and founder of Québec Blockchain non-profit organization.

Iakov Mishchenko – Chief Technology Officer – software engineer with over 10 years’ experience, and founder of the company KAMI Labs, a leading provider of cross-platform product development for both web and mobile.

Advisors include:

  • Kate Kurbanova – Head of Analytics, Cindicator
  • Anastasia Andrianova – Founder/CEO, Akropolis
  • Bokky Poobah – smart contract advisor auditor – Bokky is a respected smart contract security auditor, having developed and audited smart contracts for over 20 companies, among them Status, Cindicator, Stox, and others.
  • Jason Lee – partner at JSON Capital – a cryptocurrency based hedge fund.
  • Nodari Kolmakhidze – Chief Investment Officer, Cindicator
  • Cem F. Dagdelen – Advisor, DAO and Token Incentives – founding specialist at Horatii Partner. Svandis Research Community will leverage many beneficial DAO components as a means to increase trust in data and information, autonomy of operation and governance, and economies of scale.

Partnerhisps

Cindicator – Hybrid Intelligence for Effective Asset Management project. Has 100k analysts on their platform

Json Capital – crypto hedge fund

Credits – blockchain for financial transactions.

Horatii Partners – group of international consultants focused on blockchain advisory and use-case planning.

Verdict

Svandis in trying to create a much needed product. Although there are several resources for traders and cryptoanalysts, there is no comprehensive, full and easy to use the one-all tool.

Risks

  • A lot of tokens will be released after the token sale without any corresponding demand for the product itself. -1
  • Token economics is there, but without business processes costs and product prices it is hard to determine token appreciation potential. -1
  • Big competition from centralized platforms. However, the biggest issue by far with any centralized approach to supposedly verify and offer impartial information review is the ability to purchase a sponsored listing to bypass many necessary vetting processes and procedure. -1
  • Hard cap is way too big as per current market. -1

Growth Opportunity

  • Svandis is focusing on bringing transparency to the crypto market; protecting cryptocurrency users from deceit in the market. Quite a noble and necessary goal considering how much fraud and not transparency exists in the space. +2
  • The project tries to bring a value of decentralization in the space again. +1
  • Business model is clear – sources of income:
    1) Subscription to analytics products (including both “pay-to-go” and “hold-to-go” models) – B2B & B2C;
    2) Sponsored advertisements from businesses/entities who want to present themselves to our audience (all ads will be marked as an advertisement; we will never sell a paid rating or a similar schematic) – B2B;
    3) 3rd Party Marketplace +2
  • Partnership with Cindicator. Cindicator will become the first client of Svandis, integrating the Svandis data and features into their platforms and solutions for investors and market forecasters. Such product integration will help to catch Cindicator’s 110,000+ analysts audience, as well as more than 15,000 clients – and this will act as a springboard for our product and overall visibility and traffic. +2
  • The team is rather experienced in software development and business. +1
  • Roadmap looks realistic and adoption will be soon. +1

Disposition

Svandis is building an interesting community driven product. The team has experience and the product is not that hard to actually execute. However, there is a big competition in the space from traditional platforms in the long-term. From short-term, project has a big hard caps for such kind of project, small hype and tokens without any lock-up, which could result in a bad short-term performance. 5 out of 10

Investment Details

  • Type: Utility
  • Symbol: SVN
  • Platform: ETH
  • Crowdsale: TBA
  • Minimum Investment: TBA
  • Price: 0.05
  • Hard Cap: $12 million USD
  • Payments Accepted: ETH
  • Restrictions Barred from Participating: U.S.

General details :

https://svandis.io/

https://svandis.io/whitepaper.pdf

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4.9 stars on average, based on 12 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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