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The 7 Golden ICOs to shine in Q2 of 2018

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It’s that time of the year again, it comes around fast doesn’t it? It’s precisely three months since I published the Q1 edition for the 7 Golden ICO’s to shine on Hackernoon. I had no idea at the time of writing, how far and wide the content could potentially reach. The stats for the article blew me away. It has received over 220k views to date and was ranked in the number one spot on Google when investors searched for the best ICO’s. So firstly, I want to say a big thank you to everyone who viewed, clapped, shared and commented on the article.

However, the timing of the article could not have come at a worse time. With the market taking a turn for the worse due to MTGOX flooding the market by dumping excessively high volumes of Bitcoin on three separate occasions. As a consequence, every coin on the market decreased dramatically and our chosen projects entered into a negative market on a downturn. However, one project managed to evade the downward spiral completely. Loomia cancelled their ICO and have opened a private sale, which is scheduled to continue until their token distribution which is scheduled for May 2018. Accredited investors can access the Loomia private sale at www.loomia.com/preferred-investor-portal.

Now without further adieu, here are the 7 Golden ICO’s to shine in Q2, 2018.

  1. Omnitude   

Talk of major corporations looking to integrate blockchain technology into their ecosystem have been ruminating around the market recently. When a business with epic stature like Starbucks announce their interest in utilizing blockchain technology, it is a clear indication that the market is on the verge of something special. The blockchain and Cryptocurrency as a whole is on the fringe of global adoption.

Omnitude have created a plugin and play architecture which enables any ecommerce platform to seamlessly integrate blockchain technology into their existing systems. The world is becoming increasingly aware of how the blockchain provides an indisputable record of data to usher in a new era of transparency between businesses and their consumers. The problem which many businesses face is how they effectively apply the technology to their existing systems without dramatically going over budget or disturbing processes which are already in place. By plugging in to Omnitude, businesses can set up an integration layer between existing protocols and enable rapid deployment of blockchain technology, without the need to replace current systems native to their network.

Omnitude have scheduled an ICO for the ECOM token

When – The ICO will begin on March 28th, 2018 and will run until May 31st, 2018. The ICO will end sooner if the Hardcap has been reached

Token – ECOM

Price – 1 ECOM = $0.46 USD

Supply – A total supply of 100 million tokens will be created, with a maximum number of 55 Million (55%) tokens to be sold

Platform – Hyperledger

Accepting – ETH & BTC

Hardcap – $20.7 million USD

A link to the Omnitude whitepaper

Where to participate in the Omnitude ICO

  1. XYO Network 

The landscape for business interactions between businesses and their consumers is constantly evolving. E-commerce is now pushing to take almost 20% of total global retail sales, up from just 7% in 2015. The trend looks set to continuously rise as we head into a future, where we will witness a dramatic increase in the number of IOT devices. Assets which are hyper connected through the internet to form a vast network of connectivity known as the internet of things. The problem facing all e-commerce platforms, from small business to the largest corporations, is that it cannot be guaranteed with absolute certainty that a delivery will always make it into the possession of the recipient. One in every three American residents experienced package theft from outside their homes in 2017.

The XYO Network is a radical concept which aims to revolutionize the way we track and locate anything of importance. By having a low-cost tracking device called a Sentinal included with our important items, we can now have intrinsically valuable knowledge to know where our item is located at all times. This information is systematically recorded on the blockchain as evidence for all parties to see. This allows blockchain technology to actually interact with events as they occur in real time alongside real-world scenarios. When an order takes place, a smart contract is created and will only execute when the item has physically entered inside the premises or into the hands of the recipient. The future is here.

XYO Network have scheduled an ICO for the XYO token

When – The ICO is currently ongoing and will end May 20th, 2018. The ICO will end sooner if the Hardcap has been reached

Token – XYO

Price – The public token sale has a tiered pricing structure which begins at a rate of 1 ETH = 100,000 XYO and maxes out at 1 ETH = 33,333 XYO

Supply – Finite and capped at the amount reached after the Token Main Sale

Platform – Ethereum

Accepting – ETH

Hardcap – $48 million USD

A link to the XYO Network whitepaper

Where to participate in the XYO Network ICO

  1. Atlas Protocol

The market been on a steady decline since mid-January and it’s extremely perplexing to understand the reason why. Our market is affected dramatically by news but the major statements echoing around the market, is all outrageously positive. Announcements coming from the G20 conference, stating that Cryptocurrency is to be regulated by July in push to support a prosperous future for the market. IBM told us that a substantial number of governments worldwide wish to launch a central bank coin, putting their nation’s currency on the market through the Stellar Lumens network. Also, the number of entrepreneur superstars exiting top vacancies in Silicon Valley to join the blockchain movement is an extremely positive sign for our market.

We now have two senior software engineers at Google, entering our space and aiming to tackle the giant head on through their new project Atlas Protocol. A digital marketing ecosystem which connects advertisers, publishers, and users in token-based digital marketing. What excites me even more about this project is that they have Hitters Xu, founder of Nebulas, Neo and former director of Alibaba’s financial arm, sitting on the board of advisors. Not a lot of information is currently available for this project but if I didn’t bring you this then I wouldn’t be doing my job correctly. Definitely one to watch out for.

Atlas Protocol are scheduling an ICO for the ATP token

When – The ICO currently has no date scheduled as of yet

Token – ATP

Price – There is currently no price data available for ATP

Supply – There are currently no token metric data available for ATP

Platform – Nebulas

Accepting – There is currently no data available for accepted currencies available for the token sale

Hardcap – There is currently no token metric data available for the token sale

A link to apply to see the Atlas Protocol whitepaper

Where to participate in the Atlas Protocol ICO

  1. DAOstack

Over the last three years there we have seen a dramatic influx in the number of new projects entering the blockchain space whilst established cryptocurrencies have blossomed. However, the decentralized environment what we have grown to love isn’t the easiest space to organise behind closed doors. Take Bitcoin for example. Many disagreements have resulted in the coin forking on numerous occasions. The inherent problem with decentralized autonomous organisations (DAO’s) is that there is no clear framework for decentralized blockchain governance.

DAOstack is constructing an all-purpose, modular framework for blockchain-based governance. A hub which provides a means to support Internet-scale curation networks, ushering in a new era open collaboration. The project aspires to create an environment where collectives can coordinate, pursue and establish a business etiquette centered towards shared goals and values. As a result, projects can overcome challenges of scalability without compromising core principles set within the team. The DAOstack protocol will enable mutual collaborative management of assets and decision-making to assist in the coordination of any work agreements undertaken with other agencies or DAO’s.

DAOstack have scheduled an ICO for the GEN token

When – The ICO will scheduled to begin on April 24th. The duration of the ICO is still to be announced

Token – GEN

Price – The price is currently calculated at 1 GEN = $0.75 (A peg to ETH will be announced the date of the TGE)

Supply – A total supply of 60 million tokens will be created, with a maximum number of 40 million (66%) tokens to be sold

The Genesis DAO – the first DAO launched on the DAO stack – will have the option of minting additional tokens over its lifetime, up to a maximum of 40m additional tokens.

Platform – Ethereum

Accepting – ETH

Hardcap – $30 million USD

A link to the DAOstack whitepaper

Where to participate in the DAOstack ICO

Kleros

It’s always exciting for a writer to come across a project which is bringing something unique to the market. Especially something which would improve my life or anyone that spends a great deal of their time online, dealing with various people. The Internet is a beautiful place, unfortunately it can be quickly transformed into a chamber of torment by certain unsavoury individuals you come across from time to time. Disagreements are rife across the web but there is no clear way to really deal with a conflict resolution quickly and effectively online.

Kleros are building a multipurpose court system to settle any form of dispute. By leveraging blockchain technology, crowdsourcing and game theory principles, they are developing a justice system that produces accurate decisions in a secure and inexpensive way. A sufferer of injustice can create a smart contract, select Kleros as their arbitrator and pay a small arbitration fee in Ethereum. The system then connects the user with a selected Juror who has the essential skills to solve the case. Then the agent (jury) follows a procedure where the input (evidence) is used to produce an output (decision). Users can apply to become a Juror on the Kleros network and be at the heart of justice on the Internet. Jurors are rewarded in Ethereum collected from arbitration fees and also PNK tokens which is the native Cryptocurrency used in the Kleros ecosystem.

Kleros have scheduled an interactive ICO for the PNK token

When – The ICO will begin on May 15th and is scheduled to end July 15th, 2018. The ICO will end sooner if the hardcap has been reached

Token – PNK

Price – The price of the PNK token is variable and will be determined on completion of the sale

The interactive ICO is seeking to allow a fair chance of participation for all who are interested. Participants make a bid for how much they wish to pay for the PNK token. When making their bid, participants choose a personal cap. This puts a ceiling on valuation. They know they won’t have to pay for tokens at a higher valuation than the one they selected. Also, if they are willing to select a valuation that is high enough, they can be sure they will participate.

Supply – A total of 1 billion PNK tokens will ever be created, 160 million tokens will be available in this ICO. Another token sale is scheduled for a later date

Platform – Ethereum

Accepting – ETH

Hardcap – No hardcap is being set due to the nature of the interactive ICO

A link to the Kleros whitepaper

Where to participate in the Kleros ICO

  1. Essentia

All major blockchain platforms are now pushing to grow and upscale their networks into powerhouses, capable of handling extensive use for when global adoption arrives. Businesses need to be prepared. As our networks continue to grow, essential services and solutions to protect user data and privacy also needs to expand but at a faster rate. The threat from online thieves is a major deterrent for future investors and must be eradicated.

The Essentia network acts as a protective framework which is integrated into existing blockchain ecosystems. This provides the user with full control and ownership over their data, ID’s, information, privacy and assets. The system also allows the user to seamlessly interact with both centralised and decentralised resources. Only the user has access to their personal data, ID’s, setups, preferences, wallets and can access their information from anywhere on the globe. Giving users an air of confidence to easily connect and use on-chain, off-chain and cross-chain services in a secure, private and reliable environment.

Essentia have scheduled an ICO for the ESS token

When – The ICO is currently ongoing and will end May 20th, 2018. The ICO will end sooner if the Hardcap has been reached

Token – ESS

Price – The ETH:ESS ratio is currently set at 1 ETH = 8000 ESS

Supply – The supply is dynamically generated by the amount of ETH received

Platform – Ethereum

Accepting – ETH

Hardcap – $32 million USD

A link to the Essentia whitepaper

Where to participate in the Essentia ICO

  1. Shivom

Over the last three years we have seen a dramatic increase in technological advancement, especially across three distinct industries. Noticeable improvements in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Genomics and blockchain technology became the catalyst in providing mankind with the knowledge and capability to cure diseases which were previously incurable.

The team at Shivom are pushing to create and delve into an extensive library of DNA, to gain deep scientific insights and learn how to potentially modify specific flaws contained within our genes. All of the data retrieved for genome sequencing remains under strict control of the donor, giving them the satisfaction in knowing exactly what their blood is being used for and also have the option to monetize from it too. As the project moves forward, Shivom are striving to become a highly scalable healthcare vertical and then have plans to establish a not for profit research and development organization. Equipped with specialist laboratories to enable genomic Councillors to conduct thorough research.

Shivom have scheduled an ICO for the OmiX token

When – The token sale has been scheduled for April/June 2018. Exact dates to be announced

Token – OmiX

Price – 1 OmiX = 0.00014 ETH

Supply – A total supply of 3 billion tokens will be created, with a maximum number of 990 million (55%) tokens to be sold

Platform – Ethereum

Accepting – ETH

Hardcap – 420,000 ETH

A link to the Shivom whitepaper

Where to participate in the Shivom ICO

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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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Cryptocurrency Collateralized Debt Positions Are Growing in Popularity

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While Bitcoin (BTC) continues to hover around the magical 10,000 price level, altcoins continue to fight an uphill battle.  Simply put, hopes of a future bull run continue to diminish as Bitcoin maintains its dominance.  One school of thought is that a few altcoins will survive and flourish, but which ones are anyone’s guess.  That being said, it’s hard to go wrong picking against the top coins like Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), and EOS.  These projects have managed to find a foothold in the market and have a better chance than most of staying there.  While traders wait for their positions to increase in value, one opportunity that may be worth looking at is initiating a collateralized debt position.

What is a Cryptocurrency CDP?

In traditional terms, a CDP is essentially putting up collateral in order to receive a loan against the deposited amount.  There are several examples of this in our day to day lives.  Auto title loans from large companies like TitleMax are extremely popular with consumers.  Consumers are essentially able to use their car as collateral in exchange for a cash payment which can then be used for whatever needs the consumer has.  The consumer can continue using their car as long as debt payments are made.

The same concept applies to cryptocurrency CDPs.  Consumers are able to put up crypto tokens, such as…

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Hodium Presents a Compelling Opportunity for Outsized Investment Returns

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I’m sure all of us remember the cryptocurrency glory days of 2017 and early 2018.  It was one of the biggest bull runs in history and created incredibly wealth for quite a few early entrants.  Unfortunately, for most of us, those gains have most likely been wiped out during the altcoin apocalypse.  The truth is that traders probably thought a bit too highly of their trading abilities when the reality was that anyone could have thrown a dart at a board and ended up making money.

As markets mature (and the crypto market is definitely maturing) it becomes more and more difficult to generate alpha.  In that regard, it’s similar to traditional financial markets.  I can remember trading during my high school days.  It was the late 90s and right in the middle of the dot.com boom.  Eventually, however, the euphoria fades away and reality hits hard.  Now, it’s become rather difficult to actually trade profitably which has given way to the rise of hedge funds.

Hedge funds are investment funds that pool capital from accredited and/or institutional investors and invest in a variety of assets, often with extremely complex portfolio-construction and risk management techniques.  The professionals employed by hedge funds are the best of the best and have spent years honing their craft.  That is why they’re able to make the millions of dollars that they normally…

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KaratGold Proves Its Business Model By Providing Official Documents

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There has been a lot of renewed enthusiasm in the cryptocurrency market thanks mainly to Bitcoin’s strong move about 10,000.  Although Bitcoin continues to show its dominance, the altcoin market has yet to benefit from that rally.  A few of the largest altcoins remain popular but the rest of the market continues to lag behind.  In 2018, there was a lot of talk regarding a possible altcoin apocalypse where only the strong would survive.  That prediction appears to be playing out as expected.  Going forward, only the best projects that have a real world need will survive.  Crypto traders will have to spend a lot of their time doing proper research in order to find the best opportunities, just like in all financial markets.  One promising project that appears to have the makings of a future winner is KaratGold Coin.

KaratGold Background

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Karatbars International and GSB Gold Standard Banking Corporation…

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