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ICO Analysis: Much Ado About OneGram

Posted on May 21st, 2017.

Hacked received a tip about an upcoming ICO called OneGram. We began our investigation and immediately noticed more than one red flag. Some digging revealed more concern. This report is not meant to be a condemnation of OneGram, and certainly not a warning against alternative money systems that comply with religious convictions around...

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ICO Analysis: Monaco

Posted on May 19th, 2017.

Monaco is a debit card and mobile wallet solution for Bitcoin and Ethereum whose ICO launched Thursday with so-far moderate success. At time of writing, the tokens were being sold at a rate of 150 MCO per ETH, or about 63 cents each. Since we’re late to the party, we’ll limit this analysis to the potential merits of the token itself. Key...

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ICO Analysis: Storj’s Move to Ethereum – Time to Buy In?

Posted on May 15th, 2017.

Storj is a decentralized cloud solution which has been in the works for quite a long time. They have gone through multiple iterations, funding rounds, and the like, and made it to market over the last couple years with a usable solution, Storj itself, semi-separated from the Storj (SJCX) token, which is used to secure the network. The...

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ICO Analysis: BitCAD

Posted on May 15th, 2017.

As it matures, Ethereum becomes increasingly interesting from both a financial and a cryptocurrency/cryptographic perspective. The platform is truly what you would call “Blockchain 2.0” because, as intended by creator Vitalik Buterin, the global community of Ethereans continue to expand and develop new technologies on top of it,...

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ICO Analysis: Tezos

Posted on May 12th, 2017.

A spate of new blockchain-based technologies are getting support from bigger names. Tezos is among them, having received vocal and financial backing from Tim Draper, the famed billionaire who bought a massive stack of coins from the federal government at auction following the Silk Road seizures. A Hacked reader asked us to take a look at...

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ICO Analysis: Aragon

Posted on May 10th, 2017.

Blockchain has been a buzz word amongst the mere mortals of the business world for quite some time, especially in the financial sector. Everyone wants to bet on blockchain, everyone wants to integrate it. For a long time, the prospect of Bitcoin, due to a number of factors, among them regulatory and legal issues, was not very attractive,...

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TokenCard ICO Bug: End of the Road for TokenCard?

Posted on May 7th, 2017.

A Hacked member writes: Love your service. I was wondering what you thought of the tokencard bug and if you think it will negatively affect the project and it’s token value? We at Hacked did not previously cover the TokenCard ICO. Looking into it, we have less-than-positive news to report. The TokenCard team seems to be taking the...

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ICO Analysis: Voise

Posted on May 6th, 2017.

The current generation is the passionate generation, the creator generation, the founder generation. Where our parents saw things like finding a job as paramount to life, millennials, empowered by technology, seek to create, create, create. The problem has always been: how do you make a living doing this? Most platforms don’t pay for...

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ICO Analysis: Adel

Posted on May 1st, 2017.

Adel, on the surface at least, is a highly-polished, well-thought-out project. The token called Adelphoi is but one part of the project’s goals. The project is to be spearheaded by a Board of Directors, as opposed to the usual “foundation” model. According to them: Adel is a global cryptocurrency community that is self-regulated,...

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ICO Analysis: BOSCoin

Posted on April 30th, 2017.

BlockchainOS Coin is what BOSCoin means. OS means “operating system,” for the completely non-technical among us. It differs significantly from other coins we’ve covered, as well as Bitcoin, Litecoin, and most other established cryptocurrencies. BOSCoin is not governed by the rules of consensus that are established and modifiable only by...

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ICO Analysis: Back to Earth (SRC)

Posted on April 25th, 2017.

Enthusiasts have long suspected that online games would be a booming application of blockchain technology. Players of Minecraft, for instance, have had the option of using Bitcoin to purchase store credit for years thanks to Bitpay. But this isn’t really what we mean when we say integrated blockchain technology in games – rather, we mean...

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ICO Analysis: Exscudo

Posted on April 18th, 2017.

Exscudo is a mix of legacy and cryptocurrency-based financial tools for global finance. Its token is EON and its ICO begins on April 25th. Currently, early investors get a 10% bonus and are able to invest for about .0002 per EON. Exscudo stands for “exchange” and “escudo,” which was the currency of the great Portuguese empire. “We have...

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ICO Analysis: Creativechain

Posted on April 15th, 2017.

Blockchain 2.0 – using the blockchain for purposes other than simply register the movement of funds. The purpose of Creativechain is to allow digital creative works to be registered one time and become indelible – permanently the property of their creator or owner, in a provable way. From a financial standpoint, there are several...

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ICO Analysis: Humaniq

Posted on April 11th, 2017.

The irony of the diffusion of human advancement has created a situation where more than a billion people have ready access to smart phones and the global Internet, but no reliable place to store their funds. The issue of poverty is complex, but investors who concern themselves with social issues have always believed it’s actually the...

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ICO Analysis: Internet of Coins

Posted on April 9th, 2017.

There is an ongoing crowdsale of the “Internet of Coins (IoC).” IoC is one of the competitors in this budding space of networking various blockchains mentioned in our last ICO Analysis, regarding Cosmos. IoC differs from Cosmos significantly. For starters, while Cosmos uses hubs and zones to interconnect assets, IoC uses a somewhat novel...

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ICO Analysis: Cosmos “Blockchain of Blockchains”

Posted on April 6th, 2017.

Cosmos is a novel answer to “sidechains,” which aims to enable users to traverse a galaxy of blockchains with ease. One intended usage of the platform will be to enable automated overflow of transactions, due to the congestion in current cryptocurrency designs. Cosmos consists of “zones” and “hubs.” A “zone” can become congested, just...