TOP 10 ICO Projects That Became the Most Useful Ideas of 2018

The Coin Shark keeps on doing its changeless rubric of ТОP ICO projects. And this time we have collected 10 projects, which surprised everybody with their plans and their implementation this year. Some of them have already completed ICO, others are still open for investments. But one thing remains unchanged – today they are the best among hundreds of others in our opinion.

1. ADAB Solutions (from November 18 till December 12)

ADAB Solutions is developing the FICE – First Islamic Crypto Exchange, based on the norms of Shariah law. As a result, the implementation of the ADAB Solutions project will create a global infrastructure that functions on the principles of Islamic finance, and the community that regulates the development of Islamic crypto-economics. ADAB Solutions will solve the problem of halal cryptocurrency transactions, providing access to the cryptocurrency market for the Muslim Ummah , which accounts for 22% of the world’s population and manages Islamic financial assets with a projected volume of 3.8 trillion USD.

About the project: https://adabsolutions.com

Whitepaper: https://adabsolutions.com/pdf/WhitePaper_of_ADAB_Solutions.pdf

2. Boomstarter.Network (from August 6 till September 23)

It is the first global fundraising platform based on crypto, blockchain and smart contracts. The project will eliminate geographical restrictions and bring transaction speed and mining tools to earn and support fundraising goals.

Boomstarter is a decentralized platform based on the blockchain technology. It was created by example of the site Kickstarter and has a goal of helping its users to raise funds to implement their ideas into life. Boomstarter started out in 2012, it has successfully assisted about 2000 startups and involved 250 thousand investors. The project treats all of its customers equally, regardless of the sphere of activity. Due to restrictions of payment providers it was limited to operating only in Eastern Europe. It will open up a new era of crowdfunding on blockchain where all the worthy startups can get a chance and raise funds. Using blockchain will ensure the transparency, security and speed of all the transaction on the platform.

About the project: https://boomstarter.network/

Whitepaper: https://boomstarter.network/system/documents/bc_wp_en_1-04.20180827132718103898462.pdf

3. Securix (from September 27 till November 30)

Securix is an operationally ready cryptocurrency mining solution. The company is committed to simplifying investment in cryptocurrency through its innovative asset-backed SRXIO token, environmentally conscious power generation, and easy-to-use Mega Vault Wallet app. Securix’s mining operation will be located in an old sugar factory in the Netherlands. This site was specifically selected based on four core requirements: strategic placement, safety, security, and scalability. The factory is over 10,500 square feet, 3 stories high, and large enough to house 24,000 mining units. With all of this infrastructure, Securix will be able to mine up to 24.5 Bitcoin on a daily basis.

Securix.IO is the first blockchain-powered company that offers SRXIO token holders 45% of the monthly gross revenue from their crypto-mining operations! This means that Securox take all the entrepreneurial risks, so you don’t have to worry over such matters. Therefore, SRXIO token holders enjoy a guaranteed, passive income every single month via an honest and transparent investment strategy that will steadily increase the output and value of the SRXIO token over time.

About the project: https://securix.io/

Whitepaper: https://securix.io/wp/Securix_Whitepaper_onepager_GB.pdf

4. Humancoin (from September 15 till November 1)

Humancoin is a new massive cryptocurrency fuelled by the Proof of Charity mining protocol. This invention allows the project to scale thousands of times. It is backed by retail e-commerce and charity industry which have a united value of $3.5 trillion. Blockchain technology on a single P2P convenient platform adds transparency and traceability. Association with philanthropy will make Humancoin a potential global loyalty programs aggregator. Humancoins will be easily convertible into any partners’ points, miles, bonuses. Quarterly buyback 2x the Token Sale price after launch.

About the project: https://www.humancoin.net/

Whitepaper: http://docs.humancoin.net/HumanCoin_whitepaper_en.pdf

5. ARROUND (from September 15 till November 15)

ARROUND is a decentralized augmented reality (AR) platform. ARROUND uses blockchain and augmented reality to build an ecosystem consisting of four integrated elements: a disruptive universal advertising network, an augmented reality marketplace, a social platform, and the next generation AR map that will create a backbone for AR projects around the world. ARROUND offers versions for iOS and Android. ARROUND creates a new and engaging way for advertisers, brands and organizations to reach their audience in a way that both delights them and informs them. AR developers have little opportunity to reach the consumer market. The use of blockchain ensures IP rights and the AR Store provides a staging area to test new products and services, which ultimate contributes to the development of the social network.

About the project: https://arround.io/
Whitepaper: https://arround.io/content/file/arround-whitepaper-en.pdf

6. OPP Open WiFi (from August 14 till November 30)

OPP Open WiFi is a community driven service with the sole purpose of creating a global, free to access open WiFi hotspot network and rewarding each contributor for being a part of our cause. There are close to 2.5 billion smartphone users globally, 80% of which are active on social media. Wi-Fi access has become part of our daily lives. Yet 76% of us frequently find ourselves in a position where access is not available, or where access is blocked by a demand for payment. From those 2.5 billion people the project aims to recruit 25 million people, like you, over the next 4 years to join the community of “Hotspot Hosts”. OPP Open WiFi can build an accessible, open and secure global decentralised WiFi hotspot which will have a positive effect on the daily lives of hundreds of millions of people. Hotspot Hosts are people, like you, who pay for mobile data, pay for WiFi access at their homes or at their place of work. The research shows that more than 80% of us do not use all the data.

About the project: https://www.oppopenwifi.com/
Whitepaper: https://www.oppopenwifi.com/oppwhite20180627.pdf

7. Angenium (Pre-IСO is already on, ICO from October 15 till December 14)

A unique project of the efficiently extract of noble and rare metals, silicon oxides, aluminum and iron from man-caused waste. Purity of products is 99.9%. The project’s goal is recycling waste, saving the environment from pollution. From the mass of waste, they get a product of high cost. IRR is 733%. The cost of raw materials is $10/t., the cost of the products received is from $1000/t. Today, this technology is absent at the market and has no analogues. It already has a working installation and technology showing a concrete result, which is confirmed by examinations. The technological process can be observed in the laboratory of Angenium.

About the project: https://angenium.io/en.html

One-pager: https://angenium.io/files/One-pager_Eng.pdf

Whitepaper: https://angenium.io/files/WP_English.pdf

8. ZelaaCoin (from February 18 till November 15)

ZLC is the token abbreviation for ZelaaCoin, which stands for creating dynamic products & platforms to mainstream cryptocurrencies and achieve mass adaptability for the same. While existing solutions & products offer valuable services to the crypto realm, the project stands out by enhancing physical presence through the hardware based crypto vending machines that stream advertisements & enables the general public to buy or sell their cryptocurrencies on the machines at a zero-percent transaction fee. Zelaa does not just stop here, they are rapidly evolving and developing a financial ecosystem too by releasing the micropayments application starting with ZLC acceptance, but as the platform grows, other cryptocurrencies can leverage upon its services too.

About the project: https://www.zelaacoin.com/
Whitepaper: https://ru.scribd.com/document/383388530/Zelaacoin-Whitepaper-v2-0

9. Atlantico Network (from August 25 till October 31)

It is an international decentralized blockchain platform for wide use in the medical and pharmaceutical industry, with support in development and scaling by ministries of health, public and private medical centers and pharmaceutical manufacturers worldwide. Provision of poor quality services to the population by medical institutions and doctors makes patients unable to choose medical centers and doctors by analyzing the services provided. Atlantico will provide only high-quality services. It will also counterfeit drugs on the market, fight the presence of inflated prices for medical and pharmaceutical products and services, insurance fraud as well as the presence of unscrupulous doctors and medical centers that illegally charge money from insurance companies.

After the launch of the platform, investors who bought the tokens will be able to receive quarterly dividends, the amount of dividends will be constantly increased due to the platform scaling and the addition of new Medical Centers. The more people start using the platform, the bigger quarterly payments will get.

About the project: https://www.atlantico-network.io/
Whitepaper: https://www.atlantico-network.io/assets/doc/whitepaper-en.pdf

10. LH-Crypto (October 18, 2017 – January 30, 2018), 11 million dollars collected

On September 1, 2018, the company launched the LH-Crypto crypto-broker, which funds were raised for during the ICO. You can already start using the services of a crypto-broker: when registering an account, the user will be able to choose any of the 10 deposit currencies which the trading account will be opened in – Bitcoin, Ethereum, Monero, etc .; trade with more than 250 instruments – Forex, Shares, Precious metals, Commodity market and, of course, cryptocurrency; and carry out operations using the premium leverage (up to 1 to 500).

Representatives of the company said that in next 6 months the project will be actively improved and replenished with new services and opportunities.

About the project: https://www.lh-crypto.com/

Whitepaper: https://lh-crypto.io/static/WhitePaper_en.pdf

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Two European Finance Regulators Urge the EU To Adopt Crypto and ICO Rules

Cryptocurrency and ICO regulations have been an open topic in Europe for quite a long period of time. Some finance regulators claim that it is high time the European Commission determined the place of crypto and ICO in European economy.

The European Banking Authority (EBA) stated that the current crypto asset-related activities did not comply with the EU financial laws, so that The EBA urged the EU to look into the crypto rules and identify what actions may be required at the EU level.

The representative of the EBA said:

“The EBA’s warnings to consumers and institutions on virtual currencies remain valid. The EBA calls on the European Commission to assess whether regulatory action is needed to achieve a common EU approach to crypto-assets. The EBA continues to monitor market developments from a prudential and consumer perspective.”

Moreover, the EBA advised to use the FATF’s recommendations. The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is to issue a set of recommendations for crypto-related action in June 2019.

Another finance regulator, which supports the EBA, is the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). It released a report which helps the authorities of the EU to make decisions on rules applied to crypto and ICO.

The spokesman of the ESMA said:

“Our survey of NCAs highlighted that some crypto-assets may qualify as MiFID financial instruments, in which case the full set of EU financial rules would apply. However, because the existing rules were not designed with these instruments in mind, NCAs face challenges in interpreting the existing requirements and certain requirements are not adapted to the specific characteristics of crypto-assets.”

We remind you

Seven EU Member States United To Adopt Blockchain In Their Countries

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What is STO and Why Is It Going to Replace ICO in a Near Future

During the last couple years the crowdfunding market began to develop rapidly. ICO or initial coin offering – is not only a very convenient way of raising capital for further project’s development, but also a very profitable investment tool. But there are many troubles on this market, which need a solution. In this article we will talk about a new type of crowdfunding on the cryptocurrency market (STO), find out how it differs from the ICO and what is its future.

1. The main problems of ICO

So as it was mentioned before, the ICO reputation suffered during 2017 – 2018 years. The sad statistics indicates that the vast majority of cryptocurrency startups that conducted public ICO, failed. There are many scammers on this market, whose activities are aimed only at personal enrichment. In 2018 general investments in ICO amounted to more than 18 billion dollars, and by the end of the year all projects brought only losses and frustration to their investors. Because of this, the regulators began to actively monitor start-ups that raise their capital through crowdfunding.

Users can purchase two types of digital assets in a process of participation during initial coin offering:

  • Payment Tokens. They can be used to pay for different goods and services, offered by a company- issuer.
  • Utility Tokens (or useful tokens). They allow using some specific services, offered by an issuing company.

It is very important to understand, that possession of the above mentioned types of assets does not provide an investor neither with influence on the destiny of the company (for example to participate in the voting of shareholders), nor with protection of his rights. The fact is that payment and utility tokens are not equal to securities or stocks.

2. What is STO?

It worth noting, that there is one more type of tokens – Security Token. This variant of assets is very similar to traditional stocks, to which everyone has already managed to get used on stock markets. The main feature of this type is that their owners, in fact, have the right of ownership of a certain share of a company. Such kind of investment is fully protected by regulators. It means that company’s failure to fulfill financial obligations to its investors will entail legal proceedings.

Many experts note, that STO will replace ICO on the crowdfunding market. The matter is the best features of ICO and IPO were united in this investment tool. STO got that level of security, which IPO has, and also the relative simplicity and accessibility that is inherent to ICO.

3. Who can work with STO

SEC has developed rules for investors who wish to participate in STO.

  • An investor must have net worth of $1 million. It is worth noting that this amount does not include the market value of the investor`s real estate in which he lives.
  • The investor should have net income of 200 thousand dollars a year. If we are talking about a married couple, their total annual income must be at least 300 thousand dollars a year.
  • If we talk about an organization, its net assets must be at least $5 million in order to participate in STO. Also, all members of the company must be accredited investors.

It worth noticing, that an investor does not have to comply with all the above mentioned points, one is enough.

4. Forecast for the future

It is early to talk about the future that expects for STO yet. The main indicator of success, which is worth paying attention to is the number of companies that do not work on the blockchain technology market, who wants to conduct an STO in the near future. This type of attracting investment should interest middle class companies, for which to conduct a classic IPO is too expensive. If this scenario becomes a reality, then it will be possible to assert with confidence that STO has a great future. It worth noticing, that this is not a fast process. It will take at least 1-2 years to set all the mechanisms and launch STO for a wide audience. It is quite possible with the right approach of investors and regulators. Now there is another obstacle on the way to massive implementation of STO – the general decline of the cryptocurrency market. The matter is that people`s interest to investments in blockchain is decreased at the moment. But the fall cannot last forever, that is why many experts still have optimism and believe in better future of both STO and the cryptocurrency industry.

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WHISKY TOKEN Or WHY Should People Invest Into Crypto?

Regrettably, crypto market has recently experienced a great downfall of its value. Many cryptocurrencies have lost their former prices and now are climbing up to their stable marks. Market volatility has been an issue to all investors, even for skilled ones. What if we tell you that one Team has created a wonderful method to stabilize the market and to calm down investors’ nerves? Sounds fantastic, doesn’t it? We offer you to look into Whiskey Token – first whiskey-based crypto token.

What is WHY?

WHISKY TOKEN, or just WHY, is a creation of new values. Do you remember, in 1971, the US government decided that the dollar would be backed to the oil, not to the gold as it had been before? The same goes here, the WHISKEY TOKEN will be backed to the  real whisky value. It is based on Ethereum, this helps to combine growth potential and security of the token.

The Biggest Advantages

  • Minimum risk of loss for WHY holders. Whiskey portfolio protects them from total course breakdowns.
  • Participation is affordable for everyone. The fee is €30.
  • No commission for management, just a little for blockchain technology assistance and distinction to traditional investment funds.

WHY’s mission

The project aims to let WHISKY TOKEN (WHY) owners take part in crypto market, no matter what financial circumstances might be. Due to a high-end whisky portfolio, the holders will be able to make fortunes from returns of the crypto market with a limited downside risk. WHY combines crypto technology with real asset values. The Team is sure that expectation of every holder will come true.

ICO details

The ICO has already started, it will last till February 28, 2019. The total number of WHY created is 28,100,000. The ICO is divided into three parts, the price of token depends on the phases, starting from 1 WHY = 0.8 EUR to 1 WHY = 1,2 EUR. The soft cap is 2000000 EUR, the hard cap is 25000000 EUR. Accepted currencies are Bitcoin, Ethereum and fiat money. The bounty program is available, about €50,000 is allocated for this purpose.

If you are interested in whiskey, as well as WHISKEY TOKEN, please, follow the link to find more information about the project.

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MobileGO ICO Price Overview

MGO token allows you to significantly expand the functionality of smart contracts (similar to the Ethereum and Waves cryptocurrencies). With its help you can:

  • Acquire / sell virtual goods, as well as game content;
  • Participate in decentralized eSports events.

MobileGO ICO price is not only advantage. It has a number of useful functions:

  • Opportunity to participate in decentralized competitions;
  • Payment token in decentralized markets and stores;
  • Can be exchanged for any whitelisted crypto on exchange services.

MGO tokens are adopted by over 500 mln users all over the world. Gamers, developers, investors, publishers and creators are choosing MGO tokens massively, just like Bitcoin 2 years ago. This achievement is simple to explain — MGO is based on the transparent business utility achieved thanks to the partnerships with Xsolla, Microsoft and many other companies. Reputation, respect and revolution describe MGO in the best way!

On the chart you will be able to track the level of prices for the MGO token The transfer of it is carried out in dollars, rubles, ETH and BTC. With the help of the appropriate switch you can examine in detail the trend of the MobileGO token. You can choose a certain period for consideration — it can be 1 day, a week, a month or a year, as well as a full story.

Why to join MobileGO revolution right now?

MobileGO plans an airdrop giveaway! Everyone can join and get free MGO token! Please pay attention to the fact that airdrop of MGO tokens will be limited! It will start in November.

Follow the official social media channels and set the alert about notifications from us — don’t miss the airdrop’s launch on https://airdrop.mobilego.io!

Rules for application are very simple. Follow MGO social media and fill in the forms with required details. That’s all you have to do! They will reward you with free MGO tokens which will be sent to your Ethereum wallet as soon as you fill in the form.

Follow the updates about this and other events on the official website — https://www.mobilego.io/!

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Christmas Top Promising ICO Startups of the Outgoing 2018

Christmas is just around the corner 🎄 And we want to recall what bright startups have remained in our minds this year. The Coin Shark has already presented you TOP 10 Blockchain Startups 2018 and the TOP 10 ICO Projects That Became the Most Useful Ideas of 2018. Today we’ll talk about projects that we believe are among the most promising.

1. Joys

Joys is a project based on a creative idea of building a bridge between crypto holders and retailers willing to accept cryptocurrencies as a means of payment. It is an ecosystem where people will be able to find goods and services they like out of the wide selection of choices available at Joys and pay for them in Bitcoin, altcoins or tokens. A very important and useful feature of the platform is that it can be used even in the countries where crypto is officially banned with no violation of any regulations.

They design Joys as a tool of convergence between conventional monetary system and the new blockchain-based system to boost economy effectiveness. They expand application of cryptocurrency of any blockchain project at retail stores and service companies; this way, they involve classical retail into blockchain community and add value to both cryptocurrencies in general and currencies of projects connected to Joys independently.

About the project: https://joys.digital/en/

Whitepaper: http://download.joys.digital/docs/JOYS_White_Paper-EN.pdf

2.  Whisky Token

The entire whisky market has experienced strong global growth in recent years. The global trend is towards higher-quality and more expensive products. Total volumes have also risen significantly in recent years, with literal figures declining slightly in 2017 as well as in a few markets. In Germany alone, sales rose from EUR 735 million in 2010 to a forecast EUR 886 million in 2018, with the price per litre increasing in particular.

WHISKY TOKEN (WHY) stands for a disruptive new possibility in the crypto currency market due to the combination of High-End Whisky and Blockchain technology. Their mission is to combine the unlimited growth potential of a cryptocurrency with the security of real whisky value.

About the project: https://www.whisky-token.com/

Whitepaper:

https://www.whisky-token.com/whitepaper/whisky-token-whitepaper_en.pdf

3. Dragonglass

Dragonglass is a unique solution that will turn boring mining into an enjoyable experience. The project developers have created a special Dragonglass app that will let you play a game and mine DGS tokens at the same time.

Dragonglass is the world’s first gamified crypto-mining experience. Mining Dragonglass cryptocurrency is as easy and fun as playing a mobile game. It provides user-friendly and affordable cryptocurrency mining solution to everyone. Dragonglass is also powerful: by using a unique mining technology, it is thousands of times more efficient than traditional cryptocurrency mining.

About the project: https://dragonglass.com/

Whitepaper: https://dragonglass.com/dragonglass-whitepaper.pdf

4. Fidelium

Fidelium offers the very first cross-exchange trading platform for cryptocurrency. Fidelium’s trading system, named “Fortress,” enables users to trade at multiple exchanges around the world at once, within a single trading platform. It seamlessly connects numerous exchanges and allows users to freely choose which exchange to buy or sell their cryptocurrencies. Furthermore, Fortress will be integrated with the Fidelium mobile app, which features a multi cryptocurrency wallet, and a debit card payment system interface.

With “Fortress,” you can trade any cryptocurrency at any supported exchange you want, without any hassle, or time delay, enabling you to make the most out of your cryptocurrency trading.

About the project: https://fidelium.io

Whitepaper: https://fidelium.io/whitepaper_20180108.pdf

5. Skynavpro™

Skynavpro™ is a navigation software integrated in a specially developed hardware for communication, collision avoidance and live tracking for general aviation. Its shape is a single portable box, where all the information is being saved.

Throughout central Europe skynavpro™ is an already well-established brand and hardware prototypes are already developed. Due to its system level integration concept it can easily fit in any manned and unmanned aircraft (e.g. drones, UAV’s).

About the project: https://skynavpro.io/

Whitepaper: https://skynavpro.io/wp-content/uploads/ICO_skynavpro_Whitepaper.pdf

Joys: Rejoice and Pay in Crypto Everywhere

Cryptocurrency is such a unique and cool method of paying for goods and services. It is quick, safe and easy. Nevertheless, there are still relatively few opportunities for crypto holders to spend their assets on particular products. This is due to a range of issues: in some countries cryptocurrency is completely banned, some countries do not have any legislature on it whatsoever, but in most cases retailers and businesses are just reluctant to accept something new and unexplored and stick to the conventional methods, no matter how time-consuming and outdated they are. Crypto owners need to have the ability to spend their digital assets on what they want and where they want.

What is Joys?

Joys is a project based on a creative idea of building a bridge between crypto holders and retailers willing to accept cryptocurrencies as a means of payment. It is an ecosystem where people will be able to find goods and services they like out of the wide selection of choices available at Joys and pay for them in Bitcoin, altcoins or tokens. A very important and useful feature of the platform is that it can be used even in the countries where crypto is officially banned with no violation of any regulations. This can be achieved either using one of four possible payment mechanisms: bonus points, prepaid cards, digital coupons, or information and technical interaction. The platform is also available for various types of blockchain projects that are willing for their tokens to be used in store. Each and every new project on Joys is reviewed and treated individually, with the help of multiple apps and widgets. Thus, Joys brings a fresh breath of cryptocurrency and the blockchain technology into the sphere of conventional commerce.

How to get started, when Joys launches:

  1. Download and install Joys Wallet app (these will be available for installation in the second part of January 2019).
  2. Open settlement wallets.
  3. Deposit the amount of crypto necessary for your future purchases.

Token details

The project token Joys has already been listed at the crypto exchange. Trading pairs with Bitcoin (BTC) and Tether (USDT) are available for the customers.

🎄The Joys team would like to congratulate all the community with the upcoming holidays and wish everybody good exchange rates and investments in good projects!

More details on this revolutionary project can be found here.

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