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How a Distributed ICO Smart Contract Works

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One of the biggest advantages of Distributed ICOs is its added security. By integrating smart contracts into the ICO process, Distributed ICOs successfully curb scammers while keeping projects aligned with the needs and expectations of their investors. But how does it all work?

A major difference between traditional and Distributed ICOs is how the project is governed. Distributed ICOs involve extra guidelines that protect the investor and maintain the integrity of the project. This is achieved with a token contract that controls the entire ICO process, from start to finish. More than just a means of distributing tokens to investors, token contracts determine:

    • Token prices and the number of tokens distributed during each investment period.
    • The amount of money the startup can raise.
    • The minimum and maximum investment amount.

In other words, the smart contract works to ensure that projects raise enough money to complete their tasks, without giving the project leaders all the money upfront. This doesn’t only prevent startups from using investments as a way to turn a large profit, controlling token prices also effectively eliminates any manipulation techniques used to capitalize on volatility.

How the Distributed ICO Is Structured

First and foremost, there needs to be a funding plan that’s based on the project’s roadmap. That way, the team can look at the goals and expectations of the project and determine how much money they need to reach each milestone.

From there, the funding plan is partitioned as follows:

    • The entire funding plan is broken up into several periods.
    • Each period is divided into rounds.

The total number of tokens available, the price for each token, and the number of rounds that make up a period are all determined at the beginning of that period. This information informs how each round will be managed.

Every round has a set number of tokens available, and that number of tokens can’t exceed the number of tokens available for the whole period. Each round has its own predetermined minimum and maximum investment amount as well.

There’s also a special situation known as Round 0. This happens when the project has no token holders yet, so investors receive their tokens immediately upon investing rather than at the end of a period. The same applies for projects; during Round 0, they also immediately receive the funds from investors.

Finally, there’s the end-of-round procedure. This is when investors get to vote (proportionally based on the number of tokens they have) on the continuation of the project at the end of each round.

    • If the investors vote yes, the startup receives their funds and the investors receive their tokens.
    • If the investors vote no, the smart contract automatically returns the money collected in this round to the investors and the ICO is terminated.

Bringing a Better Solution to ICOs

As you can see, the distributed ICO adds some much-needed structure and accountability to blockchain projects. As such, startups integrate traditional project management principles into their company roadmap. The end result is a blockchain project that has the scope, financial management, and transparency needed to attract traditional investors.

Learn more about how you can use distributed ICOs to grow your platform by visiting the ICO Success website today.

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Why Chinese New Year Affects Bitcoin (BTC)

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Bitcoin (BTC) lost about $100 in value in the last week, and, while reasons behind the drop in crypto prices can often be hidden and unclear — this time, that is not the case. The reason for this drop is believed to be the celebration of the Chinese New Year.

The New Year celebration was over more than a month ago for most of the modern world. However, things are a bit different in China. This is a country which is considered to be one of the oldest ones in the world, with a long and complex history. The country’s traditions are fascinating to many around the world, as so many of them are different from western culture. One of these traditions is the Chinese New Year.

The New Year celebrations in China start on January 28th, which was a week ago. The New Year itself is today, February 5th, although the celebrations and festivities are going to last until February 19th. For the people of China, and all those around the world who follow the country’s tradition, this is the time to relax, take a break, and perhaps travel and visit friends and family. But, what does it have to do with Bitcoin?

China and Bitcoin

Those who are new to the world of cryptocurrencies have likely already heard many stories about China banning Bitcoin trading and…

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EO.Finance Launches Highest Paying Crypto Referral Program of 2019

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The EO Referral Program, already touted to be a significant addition to the ecosystem has been launched, and more details can finally be revealed. Offering 30% of transaction fees for each referral, it is expected to be the highest paying crypto referral program of 2019.

 

Each user will receive their own unique invite link, which can be shared with friends or via social media, in order to start earning 30% of the companies fees for every transaction made by someone who registered using their unique link. Furthermore, receive 5% of the fees for each new referral introduced by your own referral, increasing earning potential and adding even more benefits to an already feature-packed ecosystem. The fact the ecosystem supports credit and debit card transactions, as well as more than 40 cryptocurrencies means it will be even easier for you to start earning from your referrals.

 

The EO Referral Program will also extend to EO.Trade following launch, meaning it will be possible to earn from a single referrals transactions across multiple products within the EO ecosystem. It is important to note that the figure of 30% is significantly more than most competitors offer.

 

Payment will be made in the same currency as was purchased or exchanged. Withdrawal of the profits earned via the program can be made instantly, meaning you can earn immediately from your referral.…

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Is Bitcoin (BTC) Ready for Another Surge?

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It is no secret that Bitcoin (BTC) has had a rough 2018. The coin has dropped by over 80% from its all-time high in a matter of months, it experienced two market crashes, a constantly bearish market, and even troubles within its own ecosystem. Crypto investors spent the entire year hoping for a surge that never arrived, and since BTC is the most influential coin within the crypto space, its behavior usually dictates the pace for other coins as well.

Then, the year finally ended, and investors believed they could finally start anew, hoping to see BTC perform better in 2019. While Bitcoin is certainly performing better than in 2018, the current state of things is still far away from a rally. However, there is a possibility that this might change in the future.

Projects that could have sparked the next rally

As mentioned, crypto investors around the world were hoping to see a new price surge with the arrival of the new year. So far, this has not happened, and while there were several events believed to be able to boost BTC value, several complications prevent them from occurring.

One of them is the launch of the Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Exchange, which was scheduled to happen on January 24th. However, due to the long-lasting US government shutdown, the exchange failed…

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