The Seven Pillars of ICO Investing

The Seven Pillars of ICO Investing

The number of initial coin offerings (ICOs) is growing rapidly,

having raised an astounding $5.6 billion in 2017 alone. More outrageous is that, by most estimates, over half of the ICOs launched in 2017 have already failed. In addition to the hundreds of ICOs being launched every month, our management company Crypto Asset Management (CAM), also receives around a dozen emails per day from new companies planning on launching crypto tokens to raise capital. CAM, through the various funds and share classes it manages, invests in less than one out of every 100 ICOs that comes across its desk.

Out of absolute necessity, we have developed an analytical framework for ICOs, which CAM applies to every such opportunity it evaluates. In this article we explain what we call The Seven Pillars Of ICO Investing™, which we've rigorously crafted over several years of investing in crypto and other assets.

Pillar #1: Team

The critical element which we are searching for is an experienced team, ideally with a strong track record in developing and launching blockchain technology. In addition, the team should have experience in the market it is targeting. A team that is not only competent, but capable of developing, completing and/or expanding the project is paramount to its success.

A couple of additional issues to consider are:

  • Does the team have a vesting token schedule that will properly incentivize it?
  • Do the advisors have the right experience and are they actively engaged?
  • Does the project have any notable financial backers? (VCs, other hedge funds, etc.)

Pillar #2: Idea

Without a compelling, realistic and timely idea for a blockchain-based enterprise, the investment will almost certainly fail.

A few of the key things we look for are:

  • Total addressable market:
    How large is the opportunity? We want as large of a market as possible (See: ethereum, filecoin).
  • Product-market fit:
    Does the business address an urgent problem? (0x, ChainLink)
  • Unique value proposition:
    What facets of the technology enable it to stand out from the competition? How much competition is there (Wax)? Ideally, the token has proprietary technology, and as little competition as possible (Orchid Protocol).

There is clearly an interrelationship between Pillars 1 and 2. However, if we had to choose between them, we would clearly rather invest in an "A" team working on a "B" idea than a "B" team working on an "A" idea. A talented group of people are the lifeblood of any business, and crypto is no different.

Pillar #3: Execution

In the cut-throat business world we live in, the only thing that matters is results. A brilliant idea and great team are nice, but execution is everything. Is there a working prototype or does your idea only exist in a nebulously written white paper? We prefer to invest in a product that already exists to some degree (Presearch, Basic Attention Token, Superbloom, FunFair), whether in the crypto space or analogously in the fiat space (Wax). Finally, we look for some sort of proof that the company will be able to hit future milestones.

Pillar #4: Legal/Regulatory

This pillar is essential given the current and growing regulatory uncertainty in the industry. Almost every week, there is news of a governmental agency in one country or another taking regulatory action or making a new statement around ICO governance. Of course, almost as often, there is news of a different country considering crypto-favorable legislation. Comprehensive regulation in many marketplaces is on the horizon and it is imperative to ensure that ICOs vigilantly navigate the landscape to the best of their abilities.

The threshold issue is jurisdiction: in what country is or will the ICO company be incorporated and the ICO executed? This determines the rules that will apply to the company's actions and the ICO. Depending on the approach taken, we may apply the somewhat arcane rules of the Howey test (in the US or if US investors are targeted or allowed to invest), KYC/AML principles (which are essentially universal) and applicable securities law.

Pillar #5: Tokenization

A significant number of the ICOs we analyze do not actually need the blockchain, tokenization or a public sale of their tokens to be successful. When this is an issue, it is usually the last – public sale – which is not necessary. (NASDAQ's settlement system is an excellent example of where tokenization is a brilliant idea but a public market would be superfluous, or even counterproductive.) Also, they are sometimes glorified apps that could be built without creating a specific token, despite how much "utility" the founders may claim their token provides.

With the enormous amount of value exchanging hands over the blockchain and the prospect of getting "free" money without giving up any equity, it's not hard to imagine why many industrious entrepreneurs try to identify any possible reason to launch an ICO. That being said, one of the crucial things that every investment we make must have is a legitimate reason for "tokenizing" their business, and for creating a public market for that token (OmiseGo, Icon, Raiden Network, Cosmos).

Pillar #6: ICO Structure

Similar to traditional venture capital investing, the financial underpinnings of the deal ultimately determine the decision to invest. The characteristics of an ICO can have important implications on the expected upside of the token.

This can be split out into two categories – ICO mechanics and ICO deal structure.

  • ICO Mechanics
    Historically, ICOs with a lower hard cap tend to outperform ICOs with massive hard caps. While it is important that the parent companies be well funded and have sufficient runway to work with, ICOs need to have a convincing plan for use of proceeds as the potential upside decreases in proportion to the amount raised. The precise metric here is valuation of the token economy – a derivation of the hard cap. Both the valuation in light of circulating tokens at launch and the valuation upon release of all tokens are factors that we consider.
  • ICO Deal Structure –
    The deal should be structured in a way so that investors are not at a disadvantageous position to the market.These are a few of our considerations:

    • Distribution: 
      The team should have a compelling structure for the distribution of tokens, fair allocation among team/advisors and investors, programs for market uptake, etc.
    • Distribution Schedule:
      Given the fast-moving pace of the crypto market, the distribution schedule should not massively favor specific parties. While long distribution periods can be considered acceptable for high-potential ICOs, individual liquidity preferences should be considered.
    • Discounts:
      Discounts are ubiquitous in the ICO environment, so examining the discount levels given to different tranches allows investors to understand where they stand in relation to other stakeholders.
    • Equity Stakes:
      At Crypto Asset Management, we like to be part of the growth of the company and investing directly into the equity of a company allows us to play a greater role in that development. In the world of token sales and short-term liquidity, people often forget that the value proposition of a company can be just as great or even greater than the token ecosystem it is developing.

Pillar #7: Price Drivers

Even if we believe a team is able to create a great product that incorporates a token with an imperative use case, this does not necessarily mean that we will want to hold the token or invest in the ICO. A token must additionally have a mechanism to drive price appreciation.

A token with constant supply without any incentive to hold, will not be subject to buying pressure which significantly outweighs selling pressure over the long run (Votes). This is underpinned by the concept of price risk, in which individuals will lean towards reducing their exposure to price volatility in favor of fiat or a form of stable currency.

A few of the price drivers we look for include:

  • Network Volume:
    In almost every instance the value of a token increases as the number of transactions on the blockchain increases (bitcoin, ethereum). This is one of the most basic, yet influential, indicators of demand, and is also the reason we invest primarily in protocols rather than dapps.
  • Market Leadership:
    We look to invest only in tokens that are clear market leaders, or have the potential to be in the near future. Usually, these tokens have a distinct and growing unique advantage over their competition (Practical VR).
  • Incentives to Hold:
    There is a clear reason why a user would rather hold than spend the token, which can be related specifically to speculated price increases or other non-monetary rewards (Presearch, PROPS). We won't invest in a token that's only purpose is a medium of exchange.
  • Supply Changes:
     This can include limiting inflation, meaning the token supply does not dilute the value of all tokens over time, or token burning, where the supply of tokens in the system decreases over time (Binance Coin, Iconomi).
  • Profit Sharing:
    Part of the value that is extracted from the system is given back to the token holders (Augur, NEO, Neon Exchange, Ethorse).
  • Staking:
    Having users of a network to lock up their tokens either for network consensus or as a requirement in certain processes. (Bee Network, Open Platform, NuCypher, Video Coin).
  • Sufficient Liquidity:
    If the project isn't proactive about getting listed on multiple exchanges, preferably top-tier exchanges, we will likely not make an investment.

Please note that, as a general rule, we are not in favor of asset-backed tokens as an investment vehicle at this time. There are no real drivers of price formation after an initial, relatively small boost for convenience (Sandcoin, OneGram) and the opportunity cost is consequently too high (there are far greater returns elsewhere). Importantly, the effect of implementing strong incentives to hold is multiplicative. Not only will the price increase be driven by the inherent tokenomics design, but also by speculation directly related to the implementation of these drivers.

Despite the incredible number of fly-by-night operations in the world of ICOs, it is certain that token generation events are here to stay. Such events are completely transforming the traditional venture capital industry and, for savvy investors, are creating fortunes literally overnight. For unsophisticated or undisciplined investors, ICOs are a minefield that should probably be avoided. However, for those who perform proper due diligence, the odds increase for realizing breathtaking returns on your investments.

This article is an abbreviated summary of our process for investing in ICOs. Here at Crypto Asset Management, we've also developed more in-depth tools, such as our innovative 64-point ICO Scorecard and a more traditional Private Equity Due Diligence Checklist.

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Tim Enneking is managing director at Crypto Asset Management. Robert Brauer and Andrew Kang are members of the Crypto Asset Management ICO Analysis team.

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What are Airdrops in Crypto World?

What are “Airdrops” in Crypto World?

Have you ever come across the term cryptocurrency airdrop

and wondered what it meant? Well, it’s nothing like the image you probably have in your head of an airplane dropping coins from the sky. In times of war, natural disaster, or other forms of crisis where the lives of people have been affected in places that are difficult to access by land, airdrops are carried out to provide essential supplies to people trapped in those zones. In the world of cryptocurrencies, airdrops have a different meaning. The cryptocurrency world has its own unique vocabulary which is expanding as the market evolves over time. In this article, cryptocurrency airdrops will be explained in detail.

Airdrop Definition

Airdrops can be defined as the process whereby a cryptocurrency enterprise distributes cryptocurrency tokens to the wallets of some users free of charge. Airdrops are usually carried out by blockchain-based startups to bootstrap their cryptocurrency projects. Also, established blockchain-based enterprises like cryptocurrency exchange platforms and wallet services can also carry out airdrops as well.

Process Mechanism

There are basically two major types of airdrops; the ones that come as a surprise and the ones that are announced beforehand. For already established blockchain-based enterprises, they may choose to go the route of the former rather than the latter. Getting to know about it might depend on how involved one is in the crypto community. These are the types of airdrops that occur and have people commenting on online forums that their wallets have been credited with coins and no one is the wiser as to where the coins came from.

For blockchain-based startups, they mostly favor the route that involves pre-airdrop announcements to get the buzz going. Since the aim is mostly to bootstrap the project, the airdrop process usually involves the completion of a number of tasks by the user in order to qualify for the airdrop. When the date of the airdrop arrives, the enterprise will release the free tokens to the users who qualify.

Reasons for Carrying Out an Airdrop

From creating hype and buzz around a new blockchain-based enterprise to rewarding loyal customers, there are a number of reasons why a cryptocurrency airdrop is carried out. The following are some of the reasons for carrying out a cryptocurrency airdrop.

As a Reward for Loyal Customers

From time to time, blockchain-based services like cryptocurrency exchange and trading platforms, wallet service providers etc. wish to give back to their customers and subscribers. Airdrops can be used as a means of rewarding loyal customers with free cryptocurrency tokens. This serves as an incentive that can assure continued patronage on such platforms. This type of airdrop mirrors the voucher and discount giveaways of non-blockchain companies in the mainstream commercial world.

In 2017, the cryptocurrency exchange platform, Binance, carried out an airdrop of 500 TRX cryptocurrency to account holders on the platform. The airdrop lasted from the end of October 2017 to the middle of November 2017. In order to qualify for the airdrop an account holder needed to have at least 0.003 BTC in addition to having completed at least one transaction on the account. Binance account holders who had the equivalent of 0.003 BTC in other cryptocurrencies were also eligible for the airdrop as long as they fulfilled the transaction requirement.

To Generate Lead Database

Marketing is all about leads. Organizations tend to pay a lot of attention to generating appropriate leads that will drive their marketing campaigns and increase patronage. Airdrops can be used by blockchain-based enterprises to generate valuable lead databases for their organizations. In exchange for free cryptocurrency tokens, users will be asked to complete online forms that contain valuable user information which can be used to develop targeted marketing strategies. This application of airdrops to generating lead databases can even be utilized by none-blockchain enterprises.

To Create Awareness About a New Cryptocurrency

With the sheer size of the cryptocurrency market, a new cryptocurrency can go completely unnoticed if it isn’t given the right boost in terms of substantial marketing campaigns. Just like every other aspect of the digital world, hype and buzz play an important role in the cryptocurrency ecosystem. With many cryptocurrency enthusiasts looking for new cryptocurrency options, an airdrop is a great way to get people interested in a cryptocurrency.

The marketing campaigns on social media for an airdrop can lead to increased attention being paid to a new cryptocurrency. Word of mouth advertising and other forms of organic engagements brought about by an impending cryptocurrency airdrop can lead to increased user participation in the cryptocurrency. This can help to bootstrap a new cryptocurrency as seen in the case of Bitcoin Cash. After the Bitcoin fork that led to the creation of the Bitcoin Cash, the developers of Bitcoin Cash carried out an airdrop rewarding all of its users. For every bitcoin held by a Bitcoin Cash participant, the developers gave a corresponding amount of Bitcoin Cash. The end result was that in less than one month, Bitcoin Cash was among one of the top 10 cryptocurrencies in the market.

How to Get Involved in Airdrops

Getting involved in airdrops requires access to information and the ownership of a cryptocurrency wallet to receive the free coins. The first step is to sign up for online services that provide timely information about cryptocurrency airdrops. These include websites, Twitter accounts, Telegram groups, as well as online cryptocurrency airdrop forums. Some examples of such online services include Airdropaddict and Icodrops. These services provide vital information that will help users stay informed about upcoming cryptocurrency airdrops. They also provide information on the qualifying criteria for participating in the airdrops.FundYourselfNow also has an ongoing Airdrop Program.

Getting a cryptocurrency wallet is an essential part of being in the cryptocurrency market and that applies for airdrops as well. It is a good idea to get an ERC20 compatible multicurrency wallet since the majority of the cryptocurrency tokens in the market are ERC20 tokens. When participating in airdrops, it is important to be security conscious so as to not fall a victim of fraudulent airdrop campaigns. Some airdrops are designed to hack wallets and steal private keys. Always confirm the authenticity of a cryptocurrency airdrop campaign before participating in it.

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The New Revolution

The New RevolutionIts Time for Positive Change

Conventional thinking, conventional living and living the way we all have become accustomed to is about to change dramatically.  In case you are not paying attention to the trends which are just right in front of your nose, Wyoming, the state known for groundbreaking thinking, has given ICO's the go ahead thumbs up!  Read about this here.  This is further indicators that we are on the very cusp of something extremely good happening within our systems and we all should be beginning to arrange our thinking in this manner.  Change is always a little frightening;  however, without change there is nothing but stagnation and the same old ways of doing business and having the same results as well.

Now is the Time for All Good Men and Women to Come!

The famous thinking of Winston Churchill  could certainly apply to the new and positive trends of alternative currency that will soon be impacting our very culture.  New ways of doing business, new and positive terminology, new thinking, new actions to take concerning our lives is all part of The New Revolution.

There will be groanings and rumblings from those that are satisfied with bad environments, bad water, bad food and bad economies;  however, for those that wish to make a difference for their families and generations to come The New Revolution will include many different facets to realize and become accustomed to knowing about.

Along the path of change there will be found many elements that will be firmly laid into place.  To be able to adequately and positively prepare for the coming change, it will be necessary to remove doubt, and begin the process of renewal and healing.  It is time that we as human beings were able to live, work and raise our families in a positive environment, serve them good food and water and bring them to adulthood in a loving and positive environment.  The New Revolution will integrate into all of these areas seamlessly and will be made available to anyone and everyone who is ready for the change.;

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What Needs to Be Done With the Elephant in the ICO Room?

What Needs to Be Done With the Elephant in the ICO Room?

There is an elephant in the room

and that room is the current ICO market. The elephant is the unignorable fact that the majority of ICOs offer no protection to their token buyers who consider themselves as investors.
These buyers are not investors.

Here’s why.

In 2017, initial coin offerings, or ICOs, emerged into the big time. Over the course of the year, startups conducting an ICO as a way of raising startup capital raised over $6.5 billion. Since then, many ICOs have issued utility tokens under the guise of security tokens, and they have raised millions of dollars by promising their holders huge returns and part of their income. In reality, they may not able to deliver on these promises.

The difference between a utility token and a security token was explained by Laimonas Noreika, the CEO of DESICO, the world’s first fully legal security token platform: “if Google were to have launched an ICO to raise capital by selling utility tokens, then Google utility token holders would now receive free Google ads in exchange for their tokens. Were Google to have issued security tokens, then Google security token holders would now be eligible to revenue share of the company.”

A security token is an investment and a financial product. It is a token that gives its holder ownership of a real asset, which can range from tokenized commodities and tokenized real estate, to tokenized funds. Meanwhile, a utility token simply provides access to a platform or product, and unlike a security token, it is not an investment and does not provide its holder with any rights.

Due to the different characteristics of security tokens and utility tokens, plus the lack of legal regulation, this has led to the ICO industry being shrouded in mystery. In mid-2017, this perception surrounding the credibility of ICOs led to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the SEC, cracking down on security ICOs and making them “subject to the requirements of the federal securities law.”

“The ICO industry is in desperate need for the correct legal frameworks and infrastructure to issue security tokens,” Noreika continued. “This is because finance experts predict that 2018 will be the year when security tokens begin to outstrip utility tokens, since more capital is expected to flow into the security crypto asset class. By the first quarter of 2019, it is estimated that ICOs issuing security tokens will outnumber those issuing utility tokens.” Empowered by the belief that security tokens are the future of a global tokenized economy, the DESICO team will introduce the world’s first fully legally compliant, and therefore game-changing, infrastructure to issue and trade security tokens.

DESICO’s full legal compliance is rooted in its country of operation. DESICO has chosen to operate from Lithuania, a Eurozone member and European Union member state. Lithuania holds a significant legal advantage due to its crowdfunding law, which makes it one of the few countries in the world, and the only EU country, to fully legally regulate ICOs. According to a recent report by Tokendata, Lithuania ranks third in the world behind the only the United States and China in terms of capital raised through ICOs in 2018. Furthermore, 2018 has seen startups from Lithuania successfully raise $249 million so far.

DESICO is a concrete example of Lithuania’s open attitude towards globally-operating blockchain companies. It has received support from the government backed business development agency, Enterprise Lithuania, as well as the country’s Ministry of Finance, with finance minister, Mr. Vilius Šapoka, praising DESICO for its encouragement in developing “Lithuania’s fintech and blockchain communities by promoting the settlement of global blockchain and fintech businesses in Lithuania.”

With its infrastructure to issue, buy, and sell security tokens in full compliance with the law, its internationally-experienced team of advisors and employees, plus its backing from the government of an EU member state, DESICO will not just eliminate the elephant in the room of ICOs. It will set new standards for the global ICO industry. Welcome to DESICO. Welcome to the world of security tokens.

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What is airdrop coin? Don’t miss a single coin airdrop

What is airdrop coin? Don’t miss a single coin airdrop!

What is a crypto airdrop? What is airdrop coin?

First of all, let’s focus on the airdrop cryptocurrency meaning. What does airdrop mean? Maybe you’re a newbie in the crypto world. And it’s better to know what you’re dealing with… So, a crypto airdrop, coin airdrop or cryptocurrency airdrop, is a limited time event created by coin projects to promote their crypto-currencies. How? By distributing tokens or coins to early adopters, for free. In other terms, projects airdrop coin. While there aren’t many requirements to get free airdrop coins 2018, you may have to work a little (create a post, like a page etc.). Or even to share some personal information (share your Facebook profile or give access to your contact list).

Also you may need to be active in the crypto-community. Indeed, some crypto-airdrops are restricted and noobs can’t get in… In addition, you may require some coins from a specified blockchain in your wallet. Most likely bitcoin or ethereum, because they’re the most popular out there. But a free coin airdrop can be done on any blockchain. And this brings me to the best part: You can receive free coins anytime, without even knowing about it! Indeed, some platforms give away tokens to people holding some of their coins, just like that. Therefore, I’d recommend you to hold a little bit of the most popular coins in your portfolio. And enjoy as many freebies as possible! Also, don’t worry too much about the requirements now. Because I’m not only offering an airdrop tracker, with a list of airdrops. But I’ll also explain how to get free tokens for all upcoming airdrops!

Why do people give away free coins via airdrop cryptocurrency?

Now you know what is airdrop coin. But why would projects give away free cryptocurrency? A coinairdrop is a win-win situation: On one hand, you get free tokens which could worth something in the future. And on the other hand, blockchain projects raise awareness for their crypto-projects. Because it’s free advertising for them, giving away tokens that are worth next to nothing. And that way, they’re able to create a community around their coin. Indeed, if you give someone a coin, he or she’ll likely get involved, to get some money out of it.

Also, giving away some tokens cause the new currency to appreciate. Because if you have a token, you’re inclined to give it more value than if you hadn’t heard of it. Furthermore, it’s a mean to create a customer database for a cheap price. And I don’t need to remind you the saying: If you’re not paying for it, you’re the product! Because these projects collect all the data they can in exchange of a few worthless tokens…

Finally, it seems there’s a new trend of digital currencies which don’t require mining coins. And this is an interesting concept, when we see how much energy and computer power is needed to mine bitcoins. So users don’t mine coins, they generate them during a Token Generation Event (TGE). And sometimes projects distribute all their tokens during a crypto airdrop campaign!

Coin airdrop: How does an airdrop cryptocurrency work?

Coin-airdrops are a brand new method to distribute free tokens in the cryptocurrency community. As a result, there isn’t any standard set of rules yet. And each blockchain team can request whatever they want from their backers. But always beware of scammers! Legit coin airdrops will never require you to share your private keys. And if you find one that does, please report it to the community. Because unscrupulous people are definitely behind it. While I’ll give you as much details as possible for each coin airdrop, you may have to get in touch with the developer directly.

If you need specific coins during a cryptocurrency airdrop, the dev team will make a photo of the corresponding blockchain. And only the people holding the crypto-currency in their wallet at that time will be able to get the free tokens. While you may get the tokens automatically, you may also be requested to claim airdrop tokens on the project’s website. If the free coin airdrop is linked to a social media network, you’ll have to share or retweet a post with a link of the project. And you may need a certain amount of followers to be eligible… Also, some teams request an access to your contact details and list of friends!

I received airdropped coins: What next?

You’re all excited because you got some free coins. But what now? Are you a millionaire yet? Not really… And after a coin airdrop, there’s nothing much to do. Because nobody has heard of the new crypto-currency… And it’s not even available in any exchange, yet. While you can exchange coins with other early adopters, your solutions are too limited. And despite the value the project announces, it’s really worth nothing.

But don’t despair yet. Because it becomes interesting when the new crypto arrives in the exchanges. And that’s when you know the real price of what you received. However, most backers usually want to sell their coins, to get “real” money. So the price may not be up to your expectations… Anyway, you don’t have to sell your free crypto coins, you can hold them for a later use.

How to keep your new free coins safe?

First of all, you need a wallet, to be able to receive, hold and send the newly minted crypto. While you can find many web-based wallets, a.k.a. hot wallets, I recommend you to use a hardware wallet. Trezor is the original and most secure cold wallet. And it’s compatible with most airdrop free tokens! And you must keep secret your private keys to your coins & tokens. Otherwise they’re not yours. Period. While you can share your crypto address, you must never share your private key! If you do, you can say goodbye to your coins. Finally, remember that this is your best airdrop alert website! So don’t forget to register to my newsletter, or to subscribe to my Telegram channel, my Facebook page or my Twitter account. And you won’t miss a single airdrop crypto!

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How Do You Measure Success?

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How Do You Measure Success?

Is your entire life governed by your acquisitions, your conquests, your dreams of living more lavishly or expensively?  What drives the engine behind your thinking?  Is it money, passion, desire, lust, greed?  Is it a burning desire to make a statement in life and actually be noticed by the world for your hard work and effort?  What makes you tick?  Money, power, wealth, greed, lust, desire or something more?  Do you have a passion to help the world?  Do you believe that YOU, and yes I am talking to YOU, have the power to make even a little statement in this world and actually have someone listen and respond toi you?  Are you willing to work harder, learn more, do what no one else will do and go the extra distance to achieve something positivfe and worthwhile in your life?

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A chance to come, change, engage, work, learn, earn and become  productive and fulfilled.  This will NOT be an easy journey.  To succeed here, you must come with the attitude of actually making a difference.  You will have the ability here atr MarketHive.com to change your life, your thinking, your health, your wellness and your sense of peace into something that up until this point within your life, you have only dreamed about.

Who will not come to MarketHive.com?

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ICO Reviews

ICO Reviews

I am currently creating some content on my homepage of MarketHive.com  Here, I will be researching and examining various ICO's to see how they stack up against our own powerful brand of Crypto magnates.  I will be as fair and impartial as I possibly can be here.  There is no misrepresentation of content at all.  My findings will be posted for all interested parties to come, view, learn and comment upon if desired.  This reviewing system is just another vital part of our own MarketHive.com format.

Research, Report, Comment and Post!

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Cryptocurrency

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cryptocurrency (or crypto currency) is a controversial[1][2] digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange that uses cryptography to secure its transactions, to control the creation of additional units, and to verify the transfer of assets.[3][4][5] Cryptocurrencies are a type of digital currenciesalternative currencies and virtual currencies. Cryptocurrencies use decentralized control[6] as opposed to centralized electronic money and central banking systems.[7] The decentralized control of each cryptocurrency works through a blockchain, which is a public transaction database, functioning as a distributed ledger.[8]

Bitcoin, created in 2009, was the first decentralized cryptocurrency.[9] Since then, over 1,800 cryptocurrencies have been created.[10]

So, youi might be thinking what is the big deal about Cryptocurrency and does it even affect me?  The answer may indeed disturb, alarm and may even wake you up!  Cryptocurrency is the new currency that will be used in transactions around the globe!  You heard it right here and now.  We are soon evolving into a better culture and more progressive culture and a culture that is designed for ALL people to live better, eat better, feel better and do better in their life!

Imagine being part of that revolution, and yes indeed it is a revolution of positive and progressive thinking individuals which have banded together on a journey.  A journey of success like you have never seen before, a journey of health, well being, peace of mind and intuitive thinking like the world has not experienced before!

MarketHive.com is the forefront of this technology and this is NOT a fantasy.  It is here, it is now and it is available!  So tell me one thing, what are you waiting for?

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Kenya’s Regulators Propose Special Unit For Handling Issues’ on ICOs Cryptocurrency

Kenya’s Regulators Propose Special Unit For ‘Handling Issues’ on ICOs, Cryptocurrency

The Capital Markets Authority (CMA) in Nairobi, Kenya,

has proposed the creation of a special unit to handle cryptocurrency related issues. The unit would include all relevant regulators such as itself and Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), according to Standard Digital. The proposal is included in the Capital Market Soundness Report, “Staying the course in a Turbulent World of Increasing Protectionism,” released Friday by CMA Chief Executive Paul Muthaura.

“There is need for regulators to devise a common approach towards handling issues revolving around cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs),” the report states. “A joint workgroup by financial sector regulators could be put in place to tackle issues around cryptocurrencies and ICOs.”

ICOs Banned

The CMO issued a notice in February warning investors against participating in ICOs, noting it has not approved any such offerings. The regulator said all such offerings are unregulated and speculative investments with significant risk exposure. CBK has taken a similar position, warning the public against bitcoin, which has experienced wide value fluctuations. Bitcoin traded at about $17,000 (Sh1.7 million) early this year before falling to $6,926 (Sh700,000) at the end of March.

“This volatility in price fluctuation remains a concern even as regulators seek to strike a balance between managing the risks that accompany innovations and avoiding being an impediment to market-led innovation,” CMA noted Regulators must communicate their willingness to accommodate fintechs to remove the perception that regulators do not appreciate new innovation, the authority noted.

Open To Blockchain

Sheila M’Mbijjewe, CBK deputy governor, noted earlier this month at the Euromoney East Africa Conference that new technologies like blockchain should be embraced cautiously. She said regulating fintechs should be balanced against encouraging innovation so that the technology’s growth does not bring an erosion of public confidence. “We (CBK) are not the innovators so we cannot move ahead,” M’Mbijjewe said. “If we move behind the market, we will have a problem. Essentially, we have to move alongside innovations.”

CBK) Governor, Patrick Njoroge also told legislators earlier this month that he had warned all banks warning on the dangers of virtual currencies. In addressing the National Assembly Committee on Finance at Parliament Buildings, he warned banks against dealing in virtual currencies. In December 2015, CBK issued a notice warning the public against virtual currencies.

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Can You Change the World?

Can You Change the World-With MarketHive.com, You Can

Can You Change the World?

You may think while reading this article that this is going to be yet another positive thinking repertoire of sayings from famous people about how to change your life, your living and your mental makeup to a more positive and pleasing one. You might think that this MarketHive.com post is going to be some type of positive thinking course with a huge price tag attached to it. You might even believe that I am some sort of living legend. After all, I have learned the true secret to life, happiness, fulfillment and all the good things have just been handed to me on a silver platter, right?

Wrong!

I am just a guy who has been able to do what he loves to do, which is to write. For me writing is much more than strain and pain. My writing is my release, my therapy, but it is actually much more than this as well. My writing can change the world! You heard that exactly right. My words, which will be read around the world of the web, can and will change the world for the readers who decide to move from their comfort zones and begin to realize that the world is indeed, changing and much to the better!

This new age is bringing to us the world of digital technology to such a magnificent degree, that is even changing the very fabric of things as we once called the “norm” and is making and waking people up to new worlds of economy, environment and even the way that we handle our business affairs! Exciting and positive changes that will impact the entire global scope unlike we have seen since the industrial revolution.

Go West Young Man-Young Women and Children!

“Go West, young man” is a phrase often credited to the American author and newspaper editor Horace Greeley concerning America’s expansion westward, related to the then-popular concept of Manifest Destiny. It was first stated by John Babsone Lane Soule in an 1851 editorial in the Terre Haute Express, “Go west young man, and grow up with the country.” Greeley later used the quote in his own editorial in 1865. Instead of going west, we are now entering a world of digital technology that surpasses the old and worn systems of Facebook, LinkedIn, and the other socialized social media outlets. Now, there are new kids on the block. Progressive, real, better, more intense, and better able to serve the needs of people who are desperately needing and wanting to see changes within their own lives, as well as wanting to see a new progressive thinking and acting on the web like we have not yet experienced.

Welcome to MarketHive.com!

Can you change the world? Indeed, it can be as simple as joining forward thinking progressive people who are like minded in one thing. They want to make the world a better, cleaner, healthier and more satisfying place for them and their families to live, work and enjoy life. Just imagine the place to come on the web where YOU get paid just for doing some incredibly simple things? YOU get paid! Every single simple forward step that you make, you reap rewards that are yet unimaginable to you. NO MLM! NO HYPE! Nothing but joining the absolute most intelligent, passionate, far thinking and reaching people produced on the planet today. Their knowledge, intuition, insight and hard work are literally changing the world as I write this article. To have the unlimited potential to come in contact with this type of human being is indeed something to behold. AND, you get paid for doing it!

Will you help us change the world?


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