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ICO Analysis: ZeroTraffic

Posted on September 22nd, 2017.

ZeroTraffic is offering a cryptocoin smartphone-based application to help reduce recurrent traffic congestion. The way ZeroTraffic works is by utilizing gamification to reward commuters who travel off-peak times with the goal of reducing peak traffic volume. Studies have shown that just a 5 to 10% reduction in traffic volume can...

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Can SAFTs Create a Self-Regulated Cryptocurrency Market?

Posted on September 21st, 2017.

The Chinese government’s recent ban on initial coin offerings (ICOs) has reignited the debate on how crypto-assets should be regulated. In the United States, lawmakers are grappling to define ICOs from a tax, legal and securities perspective. To this day, no one is certain how this new crowdfunding model will be treated. ICOs mirror...

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Minerva’s OWL Token Fights Inflation and Offers Merchants Unique Revenue Stream

Posted on September 20th, 2017.

Luxembourg-based Ethereum startup Minerva has developed a platform that will reward merchants for using its tokens. Through a system of “reverse transaction fees,” Minerva will supply merchants with its newly minted OWL tokens when they agree to offer discounts on goods and services that can be paid for in the cryptocurrency. In other...

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ICO Analysis: ClearPoll

Posted on September 19th, 2017.

ClearPoll is offering a decentralized solution that makes it possible for the general public to vote securely and have their votes safeguarded on the blockchain without fear of having their opinion censored or misrepresented in any way. The ClearPoll concept is centered on the fact that many times today the media manipulates and...

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ICO Analysis: ICON (ICX)

Posted on September 17th, 2017.

ICON is another project that aims to interlink various blockchains, and allow for transactions to be hyperconnected between said blockchains. This is the primary purpose of it, but it can serve other purposes, including identity verification through the blockchain and payment rails. ICON will be one more effort at making the blockchain...

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ICO Analysis: BlockMason Credit Protocol

Posted on September 15th, 2017.

BlockMason wants to enable anyone to be able to participate in the offering and partaking of credit, through the miracle of blockchain technology. With the Credit Protocol, BlockMason has taken the next logical step in the decentralized economy: democratizing the creation of credit. Debt and credit are already extremely powerful...

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ICO Analysis: Chainlink

Posted on September 14th, 2017.

Chainlink believes that part of the problem with today’s smart contract is a lack of outside connectivity. They believe that a secure network of oracles can solve this problem, and this is the product they aim to present. In looking it over, we noted that it would have very specialized uses, first and foremost, and that recognition of...

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ICO Update: Doing the Math on Real.markets; Rex Reigns Over Property ICOs

Posted on September 13th, 2017.

We gave Real.markets a 4, and we hope that people are cognizant that that means we expect losses. All the same, we feel obligated to relay some information brought to us by a subscriber. So to describe the token price evolution they first go from a very strong assumption that yield and user reinvestment is stationary (and not...

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ICO Analysis: bitJob

Posted on September 12th, 2017.

As we said in our analysis of Wolk yesterday, the mantra of disruption is to disrupt and dis-intermediate. We can’t stress enough how important the last point is, and yet we fear that many ICOs are missing it, forcing themselves into an intermediary or middleman role that will simply be flipped upside down on the next wave of disruption....

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ICO Update: Creativechain Chasing the Dragon, Time to Buy Agrello?

Posted on September 11th, 2017.

Well, Creativechain (CREA) still has yet to return to its high prices of 10,000 or more Satoshi each, which were available directly after the ICO at a few markets. Moreover, and sadly, 5 months later, CREA has not released a browser-application yet, like the one pictured here: We think the rise of CREA and implementation across platforms...

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ICO Analysis: Wolk

Posted on September 11th, 2017.

Data rules everything around us, now let’s find the ICOs that’ll get the money. The mantra of technology: disrupt and dis-intermediate. Everyone knows that Google or Facebook didn’t get where they are by selling physical products. Instead, they’ve monetized the data of millions of people, and so the circle won’t be complete until the...

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How Many Blockchains Does The Future Hold?

Posted on September 11th, 2017.

We’ve seen the successful execution of dozens upon dozens of ICOs on the Ethereum platform. In too many cases, these ICOs just wind up being a useless token of thanks and their value tends toward zero. In plenty of cases, the token is a valuable part of a system. In either case, one ecosystem can only facilitate so many tokens at a given...

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IOTA Update: The Tangled Web of Home-Rolled Cryptography

Posted on September 10th, 2017.

Time for a disclosure: this author is not an application to monitor the behavior of the ICOs post-analysis. Sometimes, by the time of publication, things are already shifting, and updates are necessary. In IOTA, there was a rush to publishing because we did not want readers to miss out on the obvious hype bubble. We feel that plenty of...

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ICO Analysis: Etherparty

Posted on September 9th, 2017.

Smart contracts are great. They are a transparent way to conduct business and other operations without human interference. Human intent can be agreed upon and expressed once, and acted upon forever. We can imagine situations where smart contracts won’t work as well as their legacy models, of course, like overbilling situations or...

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ICO Analysis: Hero

Posted on September 8th, 2017.

The current state of cryptocurrency gambling is not yet the best it could be. While we have the option to bet sports at the likes of CloudBet and others, or to provably fairly roll dice at PrimeDice and others, what we don’t have is enough ways to bet against each other. For most people, the concept of sports betting doesn’t extend...

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ICO Update: Red Pulse Limiting Investments to $51,000 Total

Posted on September 7th, 2017.

Time has come to do an update on Red Pulse, which has reacted to the news of China’s declaring ICOs as unlawful in the most acceptable way possible: they’ve postponed their ICO sale and have, so far, made one minor, but significant, change to the way they’re operating the funding of the sale. Huge thanks to Hacked community member H.H....

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ICO Analysis: Change

Posted on September 7th, 2017.

Change Bank CEO Kristjan Kangro opens the Change whitepaper with a note on the failure of the world’s oldest bank. One would think that would be the end of the missive – the oldest bank in the world has failed, banking itself has failed more than once, cryptocurrency is intended to make such situations impossible. While there are moral...

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AdToken Update; AdEx Plodding Along

Posted on September 5th, 2017.

If we put AdToken (ADT) and AdEx (ADX) in the same exact category, one is definitely outperforming the other on every metric. We didn’t review AdEx here at Hacked during its ICO phase, but we did AdToken, and we do understand the massive potential for disruption that the data and advertising industries represent. We think the thing...

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ICO Analysis: BitClave

Posted on September 5th, 2017.

A brief survey of the companies making the brunt of the bucks online yields Google as a primary result, and other search and data companies not far behind them – Facebook knows at least as much about a given person as does Google. “The people are the product,” goes the adage, and it’s less scary than it makes simple economic sense....

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ICO Anaysis: Ties.Network

Posted on September 4th, 2017.

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...

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