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5 Token Launch Platforms to Consider

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Token Launch platforms take away all the pain of designing tokens and developing smart contracts for ICOs. Thanks to the rise of UI/UX developers, you can create an ICO by simply choosing from drop-down menus. All of the token launch platforms reviewed below boast that you do not need to know to code to conduct your ICO.

This level of client-centricity is a welcome change in the ICO development phase which earlier stalled projects due to contract development issues. With time, that token launch platforms will begin to provide the level of customization expected by ICOs. The Blockchain space evolves rapidly and the route to success is paved with the number of your successful clients.

Review Metrics

I reviewed 5 token launch platforms and rated them according to the following metrics:

  1. UI/UX — 10 points
  2. Features — 10 points
  3. KYC integration — 10 points
  4. Pricing — 10 points

Without further ado, let’s see how the top token launch platforms fared.

#5 Polymath

Arguably the grand-daddy of token launch platforms, Polymath specializes in security tokens. While ICOs vs STOs is a debate for another article, I sit firmly on the fence, for now. The Polymath platform requires you to conduct all your transactions in POLY tokens (1 POLY = 0.0012 ETH at the time of writing). Their demand of 250 POLY to register the name on the Blockchain for 60 days was an instant downer. While I understand the costs involved, it still is a barrier that impedes reviewers such as myself.

After paying 250 POLY, I proceeded further and it was a breeze from here on. One feature that might be a roadblock down the line is their limitation to develop only ST20 tokens. The UI/UX is fairly simple and self-explanatory so kudos to that. The KYC integration is managed on the backend via specialized KYC providers which is a really great feature. The pricing structure is on the higher side which is mostly the norm for security token offerings.

Score:

UI/UX – 7

Features – 7

KYC Integration – 9

Pricing – 2

Total Score – 25

#4 Token Launcher

This platform is a hybrid model that enables quick customizations with the help of their development personnel. The only way to review them is by requesting a demo. The feature set is vast due to their unique feature of plug and play modules.

Token Launcher has a distinctive dashboard that presents information relevant to the person logged in. Therefore, the admin and the users are shown different screens. The platform has developed plug and play modules that add features such as support for different blockchains, token standards, and KYC automation.

The UI/UX has a distinct made-by-coders feel to it and needs a bit of a learning curve. The CRM integration is a nice addition and the pricing is the most attractive among all competitors.

Score:

UI/UX – 5

Features – 9

KYC Integration – 6

Pricing – 9

Total Score – 29

#3 Mycontract

Taking development to the extreme, XinFin has developed a hybrid blockchain – XDC to create dApps and ICOs for their clients. This frees them from the limitations of other token standards and unpredictable gas charges. This, however, comes with a rider – you must use their native tokens to develop your ICO. My Contract integrates with the Bancor protocol to accept over 100 cryptocurrencies. 

According to their demo (which you need to login to access), the platform allows you to create ERC20, ERC223, ERC721 compliant-tokens and allows for integration with several third-party modules. The pricing is structured attractively with complete transparency.

Score:

UI/UX – 5

Features – 9

KYC Integration – 7

Pricing – 7

Total Score – 28

#2 Token Get

With over 50 ICOs under its belt, Token Get has proved to be a commendable product time and again. It checks off all the requirements an ICO/STO might have with even SAFT  generation baked in. Their key strength is their marketing module which automates several activities such as airdrop management.

All these bells and whistles demand a premium therefore, it is priced on the higher side. That being said, the plethora of features make up for it.

Score:

UI/UX – 8

Features – 9

KYC Integration – 8

Pricing – 6

Total Score – 31

#1 Token Asia Platform

Easily the most user-friendly UI of all, Token Asia Platform is packed full of features. The team clearly spent time designing a platform that even the layperson could use so to speak. Kudos to the UI/UX team behind this.

It boasts multi-blockchain support, multi-currency acceptance, simplified token development, robust implementation tools, and user-friendly KYC module.

Priced reasonably, Token Asia Platform is an excellent choice for showing launching your token and showing your investors the process of doing so.

Score:

UI/UX – 10

Features – 9

KYC Integration – 8

Pricing – 7

Total Score – 34

Conclusion

Despite no clear regulatory pathways, token launcher platforms did a commendable job in finding the middle paths to simplify further the experience of conducting ICOs/STOs. Once the clouds clear on that front, we can expect to see further innovations and developments in this space with the arrival of new contenders that could unseat the current cream of the crop.

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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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Blockchain-Focused ETF Arrives on London Stock Exchange

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The crypto community is still waiting for the US SEC to approve Bitcoin ETFs, with speculation which application might get approval being one of the hottest topics in 2018. However, come 2019, the US government shutdown dragged on, and the Bitcoin ETF request which had the most potential to see a grant got withdrawn by the very companies that submitted the application.

While the question of BTC ETF remains hanging in the air, blockchain-focused ETFs seem to be a different matter entirely. In a recent announcement by an independent investment managed firm called Invesco, the company has stated that it was about to launch the largest blockchain-focused ETF in the world. They managed to go through with this plan, and the ETFs have reached the London Stock Exchange today, March 11th.

The exchange-traded fund includes a portfolio containing as many as 48 different firms which are bringing exposure to the emerging technology. Among them, there is Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, which is a well-known creator of chips used for crypto mining, as well as the CME Group, which is the first regulated exchange in the US which launched Bitcoin futures. There are many other well-known companies as well, such as Intel, Microsoft, and others.

Chris Mellor, the Invesco’s head of ETF equity product management in Europe, said that blockchain has a huge potential to increase earnings, even though…

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Could Jeff Bezos Turn to Bitcoin to Hide Fortune from Wife?

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has made numerous headlines recently due to his overly-publicized divorce, which shows all signs of being one of the most expensive ones — if not THE most expensive one — in modern history. According to estimates, it might cost him as much as $70 billion, which will make his soon-to-be-ex-wife the richest woman in human history.

However, as the process continues to unfold, many have started wondering if things may have ended up differently for Bezos if he turned to Bitcoin for help.

Bitcoin as a divorce tool?

In the last several years — since Bitcoin and other cryptos hit fame — many have started turning to BTC during their divorce proceedings. In fact, it can even be said that using the largest cryptocurrency in this way has become a new trend. The trend has been gaining so much strength that numerous law companies started including advice on what to do in regards to Bitcoin as part of their websites.

However, while the trend has been picking up in recent years, it is nowhere near as easy as it might seem. For example, if there is even a suspicion of a spouse having undisclosed holdings appears during the divorce process, it might be enough to impact the final decision of the judge. In other words, even if there is a complete lack of evidence, but…

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Three Biggest Things To Know Come Cryptocurrency Tax Season

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In recent years, digital cash systems known as cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Litecoin have exploded into the public eye. A blend of cash and stocks, their use and value has grown exponentially. In 2017, the IRS decided to focus great effort on taxing them. In theory, this should be as simple as calculating taxes on any other type of property, bond, or other assets. Cryptocurrency, however, presents a unique challenge. The full extent of one person’s crypto activity can stretch across dozens of platforms and take a variety of different forms. This makes it difficult to gather all of this information cohesively, much less begin the seemingly- complicated process of reporting it.

These three tips should help anyone looking to legally report their crypto activity to figure out where to start.

Documentation is key!

There are dozens of different “exchanges” individuals can use to change their cash into crypto. When the flat currency is changed into cryptocurrency at the exchange, you establish your cost basis. This makes this data crucial when you begin the process of reporting.  Those who have used a variety of different exchanges should keep detailed records of everywhere that they made trades. Once tax season arrives, most exchanges will allow users to view their entire trading history with that exchange. This information will be necessary later to complete taxes.

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