**[Important: Become a Coinvision Premium member and join our private community on Discord](http://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=43ROI)** > There will always be bull markets followed by bear markets followed by bull markets - Templeton, billionaire investor Between 2013-2015, BTC tumbled all the way down from $1,163, crashing at a megre $152. Fast forward just 23 months later and BTC was up again to a staggering 13,000%, almost smashing $20,000. In early 2018, we all got trampled when the running of the bulls took another sharp turn into the brutal bear market that has been with us now for most of this year. Any fool can make money in a rocketing bull market, but a growling bear landscape is much harder to beat. You have to be prepared for what comes next. Bear markets are the best times to research and learn. Can't tell a fibonacci retracement from a ichimoku cloud? Do you have a Stochastic Oscillator spinning your head? Don’t run and hide. A commitment to increasing your knowledge now will put you ahead of the profit pack when the bulls start charging again. Are you missing out on a supportive community? While others have lost money at an alarming rate throughout the year, our Coinvision Premium members have benefitted from strong support and informed dialogue which has provided them with the competitive advantage to thrive in this market landscape. We share fundamental and technical analysis and our views so our Premium members are prepared to mitigate risk and have a clear perception of what to aim at in terms of target profits. ##ROI in the bear market Coinvision has been growing strongly despite the market crashes and reversals. Our position has, in fact, solidified since the 15th of January, when USD$220 billion was wiped from the global market cap in 48 hours and the crypto financial universe shrank by 60% in a matter of weeks. **From all the signals we sent out to Coinvision Premium members during this bear market:** **- 21% of our suggestions went all the way to target three with *more than 120% in profit* in less than 22 days.** **- Our signals on [$ELF](http://www.coinvision.co/articles/how-to-make-187-profit-in-5-weeks-with-coinvision?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=43ROI), $AION and [$ZRX](http://www.coinvision.co/articles/106-profit-since-our-zrx-alert?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=43ROI) were the strongest performers.** **- Nearly all our suggested tokens reached our Quick Profit marks within an average period of 12 days, and an *average profit of around 20%*.** The future holds great things for us and our private community. **In addition, [our suggested ICOs had a massive 680% ROI within just 3 months!](http://www.coinvision.co/articles/680-roi-with-coinvision-s-selected-icos-in-3-months?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=43ROI)** There has never been a better time to become a Coinvison Premium member. [Join our private community now.] (http://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=43ROI) > <img src="https://i.imgur.com/BQwp2vz.png?"> > *"I love the trading tips and ICO opportunities. Great tips for someone that doestn’t have enough time to do exhaustive research."* — [Tiago](https://twitter.com/TgsOnTheGo) Don’t forget that you can get [$20 free ETH](http://www.coinvision.co/invite?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=43ROI) for every friend your bring to Coinvision Premium. So why not share the good news with a friend and pick up your reward?! Sharing is caring! Happy trading #####Disclaimer We are stating our vision and opinions, we are not giving you financial advice and if you invest in this project it is your full responsibility. You are investing at your own risk. Always invest only what you can afford to lose and try to diversify your investments. Finally, do your own homework and learn about the project use case, roadmap and team.
**[Important: Become a Coinvision Premium member and join our private community on Discord](http://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=680ROI)** Since July 2017 we’ve researched thousands of new projects, white papers, teams and ICOs so we could present our Coinvision Premium members with the most credible projects in the crypto market. We provided the due diligence and recommended 47 ICOs across different sectors and industries. Now, almost 1 year later, we’re pretty thrilled by the results. Of the 47 ICOs we recommended, 27 are now on exchanges, and oh boy did they do well. Within the first three months on exchanges **WABI and UTRUST alone multiplied investments by over 22x and 20x respectively**. SALT, Cindicator, SingularityNET and QuarkChain all reached profits above 16x, while QuantStamp, BlockV and HEROCoin all multiplied our investors’ wealth by over 1000%. In all, those are 9 of Coinvision’s ICO recommendations that have multiplied investment by over 10 times, with two of those 9 multiplying investment by over 20 times. <img src="https://i.imgur.com/xUQVF6M.png"> We’re excited to confirm that on average, even including the lower performing projects, the ICO tokens we recommended have a staggering **680% average ROI against the USD within the first three months on exchanges**. That’s right. On average. **Here are Coinvision's TOP 10 ICOs by ROI**: * WABI (2225% ROI) * UTRUST (2054% ROI) * Cindicator (1900% ROI) * SALT (1887% ROI) * Singularity Net (1720% ROI) * QuarkChain (1631% ROI) * BLOCKv (1398% ROI) * HEROCoin (1110% ROI) * QuantStamp (1021% ROI) * INK Protocol (630% ROI) **Why do our alerts perform so well?** As one of the leading due diligence platforms in the market, we help our private community of investors discover credible crypto projects. We review each ICO based on a number of metrics: hype level, risk level, ROI, available MVP, pre-bonus sales, market cap, ICO price, as well as the experience and credibility of the team and advisers. This analysis removes the frustration for ICO hunters and new investors who are susceptible to scams, and helps to introduce them to the most viable projects. **An average of 680% ROI in ICOs is outstanding considering all the challenges in this current financial climate. In addition, [find out how we got 43% ROI in this bear market.](http://www.coinvision.co/articles/how-we-got-43-profit-in-a-bear-market?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=193ROI)** > <img src="https://i.imgur.com/EcXVmGp.png?"> > "The best things I’ve learnt from being a Coinvision Premium member are the analysis techniques as well as ICOs, which I would never enter without Coinvision.”— [@Rafael](https://twitter.com/rafaelcos90) **[Subscribe to premium now and get $34 Ethereum cash back as well as $20 FREE Ethereum when you bring a friend!] (http://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=193ROI)** ##Disclaimer *We are stating our vision and opinions, we are not giving you financial advice and if you invest in this project it is your full responsibility. You are investing at your own risk. Always invest only what you can afford to lose and try to diversify your investments. Finally, do your own homework and learn about the project use case, roadmap and team.* ++ All results calculated using first 3-month listing peak price
**[Sign up to Coinvision Premium and get $34 ETH cash back](https://www.coinvision.co/premium) and [get $20 ETH when your bring a friend to Coinvision Premium](https://www.coinvision.co/invite?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=NexoInt)** Coinvision sat down with Antoni Trenchev, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at [Nexo] (https://www.coinvision.co/nexo?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=NexoInt), a crypto-backed instant lending platform that has gathered massive community support. The platform is already operating and offers loans of up to USD$200 thousand in USD, EUR and Tether. In July, the team will add Binance Coin to their list of accepted tokens on the Nexo platform, but much more is expected to happen in the months to come. This is what Antoni had to stay about Nexo and the future: <img src="https://i.imgur.com/I4D619K.png"> **Coinvision: How does Nexo differentiate itself from other loan providers in the blockchain ecosystem?** **Antoni:** There are several distinctive features which have been instrumental in putting Nexo on the map. The most important one is that, unlike many blockchain companies out there, we walk the walk. Our product went live less than two months after meeting our funding goal of $52.5 million during a very successful and oversubscribed Private Sale. What is more, innovation is embedded in our business model. We offer the world’s first instant crypto-backed loans and many users are already enjoying their funds in their bank accounts. Nexo’s platform is building on the decade-long experience of our existing company, Credissimo, as a leading European FinTech company that provides online lending in compliance with multiple regulators. Now Nexo is taking that expertise and applying it in the crypto world. We have made sure that, right from the outset, our platform and operations measure up to the highest standards for a global financial institution. >**we have issued the world’s first US SEC-compliant dividend-paying token and we are proud to announce that we are now the largest security token issuer by market cap with a live product and a sustainable business model** We believe the future belongs to security tokens and as such, they need to meet the relevant regulations. If you look around, you’ll see lots of examples. Circle acquired Poloniex, one of the leading exchanges. And who stands behind Circle? Goldman Sachs. Oh, and by the way, they are now working on becoming a regulated exchange. Coinbase, another giant, recently announced it was waiting for an approval to operate as a regulated broker-dealer, after acquiring a US securities dealer company. Even Nasdaq has indicated that it will consider becoming a crypto exchange. I think it’s clear where things are heading and this is the path Nexo has been pursuing from the very beginning. **Coinvision: What is the importance of being SEC-compliant at a time when none of the exchanges out there is?** **Antoni:** The cryptocurrency market is still in its infancy which has led many to view it as the Wild West. Another reason is the mere nature of decentralization. Blockchain has put tremendous power in the hands of everyday people but has also resulted in multiple scams and gimmicky projects raising millions of dollars. At Nexo, we come across copycats and fraudulent individuals presenting themselves as part of the Nexo team in an attempt to dupe the crypto community out of their money. We constantly warn users to stay vigilant at all times and to refer any questions to our Telegram channel and our team. As the scene matures, we’ll see a tighter oversight on the part of regulators. We are already witnessing the first clampdowns which have been met with mix feelings. Whether you like it or not, this will have a healing effect on the industry. There are bubble conditions on the market which will help level the playing field. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The securitization of Nexo’s asset-backed loan portfolio, unveiled by Antoni Trenchev at the FinTech World Forum 2018 in London. Scaling and meeting the $1+ billion in loan requests is Nexo’s top priority.<a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%24NEXO&src=ctag&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">$NEXO</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HODL?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#HODL</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/InstantCryptoLoans?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#InstantCryptoLoans</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CryptoFinTech?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#CryptoFinTech</a> <a href="https://t.co/RDNsxZmZHA">pic.twitter.com/RDNsxZmZHA</a></p>— Nexo (@NexoFinance) <a href="https://twitter.com/NexoFinance/status/1001837846834106369?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 30, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> >**When the smoke clears, the ones who survive will be projects that offer value and have the user’s best interest in mind. The SEC-compliance is one way to demonstrate that we are one of those projects** **Coinvision: When do you expect an SEC-compliant exchange to emerge? What changes will that bring to the blockchain space?** **Antoni:** This is a very timely question. Just a few days ago, tZero, a company we are in talks with over a potential partnership, announced it had teamed up with Boston Stock Exchange to launch the world’s first regulated security token exchange. >**Regulated exchanges are on the horizon and might launch sooner than many had previously expected** Needless to say, they will disrupt the market by putting the rest of the players under pressure to ensure compliance. Most importantly, they will help instill confidence in industry stakeholders and strengthen the nascent cryptocurrency industry. **Coinvision: What do you foresee will be the impact of “Wall Street” and institutional money coming into the market for the acceptance of digital currencies in the “real economy”?** **Antoni:** Digital currencies are already part of the “real economy” and we’re hard at work to make the Nexo Platform one of the mainstream conduits linking the two. With every industry, institutional capitals are a bellwether of markets becoming mature and more stable. Due to their lower risk profile, it is not unlikely to see larger institutions joining the party later in the cycle when markets are more or less established and the ground rules are set. Consequently, in turn, they promote transparency and foster trustworthiness on the market. As you pointed out, there is clear evidence of this happening on the cryptocurrency market as well. >**Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and other large investment banks have long been flirting with the idea of launching crypto trading desks. Recent reports suggest that they are finally ready to put their money where their mouth is** It is worth noting that institutions of this caliber seek footing on the market through investment vehicles they are already familiar with. We are working on structuring a fixed-income financial instrument based on our asset-backed loan portfolio which is both appealing enough and provides the level of comfort Wall Street firms are looking for. **Coinvision: Can you share with us just how many users your platform has right now?** **Antoni:** Our platform has more than 70,000 users and counting. As any large financial institution, we are committed to keeping our investors in the know about any relevant developments. **Coinvision: What kind of loan conditions do users have access to within the Nexo platform, in terms of interest rates, value limits, etc.?** **Antoni:**We offer an annual percentage rate (APR) of 16% with a loan amount of $5,000 minimum, which will go even lower soon. Users can borrow up to $100,000 and we have no hidden fees or expenses. We do not require a minimum monthly payment as long as the outstanding balance is within the available limit. **Coinvision: What can we expect in terms of new tokens being added to the Nexo platform after Binance Coin makes an entry on July 1st?** *Antoni:** We have received applications from over 40 companies wishing to add their tokens with us and allow their holders to borrow against their coins without selling. What is more, many of them are eager to provide financing for Nexo to issue loans backed by their respective tokens which is part of our scaling strategy. Right now, our top priority is responding to market demand and the overwhelming loan requests for over $1 billion. So, this will guide also our partnership strategy in the foreseeable future. To this end, we are making good progress to acquiring an FDIC-insured US chartered bank which would open up a whole new world of opportunities for Nexo and our community. In addition, we are working on structuring a fixed-income financial instrument based on our asset-backed loan portfolio and adding new crypto assets as collateral options. **Coinvision: What will the acquisition of a FDIC-secured banking institution bring to Nexo and its users? How is the process for the M&A going so far?** **Antoni:** This is a key one for us and will bring multiple benefits to the table. For one, it will give Nexo a foothold in the US market. At the same time, and more importantly, it will provide us with access to additional cost-efficient financing. >**We’ve been inundated with loan requests, currently in excess of $1 billion and growing every day. The acquisition of a FDIC-secured banking institution will allow us to meet our increasing demand and expand our portfolio.** **Coinvision: What is your vision for the company in the long-term?** **Antoni:** In the immediate future, it would be meeting the demand. Once we do, acquiring an FDIC-insured US chartered bank and then, going beyond lending. And that's it from our talk with Antoni Trenchev, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at [Nexo] (https://www.coinvision.co/nexo?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=NexoInt). We will continue to follow their work closely. Stay tuned for our upcoming updates, alerts and interesting articles and get [$20 FREE Ethereum when you bring a friend to Coinvision Premium] (https://www.coinvision.co/invite?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=NexoInt) **Disclaimer** *We are stating our vision and opinions, we are not giving you financial advice and if you invest in this project it is your full responsibility. You are investing at your own risk. Always invest only what you can afford to lose and try to diversify your investments. Finally, do your own homework and learn about the project use case, roadmap and team.*
**[Joing Coinvision Premium now and get $34 Ethereum cash back] (https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=CindicatorInterview)** Coinvision sat down with Mike Brusov, CEO and Co-Founder of [Cindicator] (https://www.coinvision.co/cnd?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=CindicatorInterview), a project that brings together machine learning technology and thousands of analysts to create a hybrid intelligence-based market predicting platform. Seven months after a successful ICO and despite the bearish market trends, Cindicator appears to be thriving with an expanded community of users and experts further strengthening the project’s market strength. This is what Mike had to say about what the last few months have brought to the project and what we can expect for the volatile times ahead. <img src="https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/951504229566435328/_7Ljd0nf_400x400.jpg"> **Coinvision: It has been a couple of months since you have announced the deployment of Cindicator’s first Neural Network. How is the system performing so far?** **Mike:** Adding the first neural network already had a major positive effect. The back-tests showed that the neural network increased accuracy by 20 percentage points in some cases. The indicators that we sent to token holders since 22 March were already processed by the neural network. The accuracy was 69% even in the current very unstable market. **Coinvision: What are your plans for the extension of the current Neural Network system and what does that mean for Cindicator users?** **Mike:** We’re at the very beginning. Right now we have just one neural network of one type. It’s possible that a different structure might deliver an even greater improvement. Cindicator’s neural network works by identifying complex relationships between different models that we use. Basically, it’s a third layer on top of machine learning models that enhance analysts predictions. So adding more models of different types and more data points will likely increase accuracy. By its very nature, neural networks continuously learn from more and more data. **Coinvision: In January, the Cindicator team announced an accuracy level for the platform’s indicators at 62.6%, a positive figure despite major market volatility and bearish trend. How has the platform performed since then in terms of indicator accuracy?** **Mike:** The first quarter was a new phase in the market cycle. It was new for our systems, for our analysts, and for a lot of other people in the market. Everything worked well for us. We’ve passed an important stage in our learning. Our models evolved, analysts receive real feedback, and we’ve gathered a lot of data. The overall results in terms of accuracy are pretty good. So we’re looking into the future with great optimism. When a similar downturn would hit, we’ll be ready to show even better results. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/Crowd_indicator?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Crowd_indicator</a> is finally at <a href="https://twitter.com/Nasdaq?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Nasdaq</a> thanks for the nice talk and hosting me <a href="https://t.co/Yxc3Q8WIXZ">https://t.co/Yxc3Q8WIXZ</a></p>— Mike Brusov (@MikeBrusov) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeBrusov/status/996779689967521792?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 16, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> **Coinvision: Your Q1 roadmap describes the deployment of a new ICO focused product that has “never been seen before on the market”. What will this actually entail and how will users benefit from it?** **Mike:** Yes indeed, we will soon announce the product that is going to help investors make better decisions by using the combined power of 100,000 analysts enhanced by AI. This product will help them to make decisions about participating in various token sales. We think that this product would become one of the key decisive factors for individual and institutional investors because it gives access to a powerful hybrid intelligence that unites a large group of decentralized competent people who’ve been in this market for a while. We've received a lot of feedback about the necessity of such product. **Coinvision: What can token holders expect from developments in the Cindicator ecosystem over Q3 2018 and beyond?** **Mike:** During the rest of the year, we will strengthen our network. We’ll work on every node and feedback loop: more analysts, more data points, smarter models, and valuable analytical products. This will increase the total value that our ecosystem participants receive. We aim to build on what we have achieved so far. Improving the core technology. Creating more products. Further expanding our team. Developing the business. And we will continue to make more experiments, we are always testing, always growing. And sharing our knowledge and expertise along the way. **Coinvision: What is your message for investors in the market right now?** **Mike:** For long-term investors, my message would be to ignore price fluctuations. Look at how companies create and deliver the value that they’ve announced. Only a very limited number of companies really solves the issues that they’ve flagged in their white papers. That’s where we should be looking into. Would they be able to tackle those big global problems? If yes, then we are about to witness explosive growth akin to post dot-com boom that created new types of companies, new business models, new technologies. We believe what our indicators are telling us. Singularity is closer. And this has absolutely nothing to do with prices. And that's it from Mike Brusov, Co-Founder and CEO of [Cindicator] (https://www.coinvision.co/cnd?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=CindicatorInterview). Stay tuned for our upcoming updates, articles and interviews and alerts about high ROI opportunities. [Joing Coinvision Premium and get $34 Ethereum cash back!] (https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=CindicatorInterview) **Disclaimer** *We are stating our vision and opinions, we are not giving you financial advice and if you invest in this project it is your full responsibility. You are investing at your own risk. Always invest only what you can afford to lose and try to diversify your investments. Finally, do your own homework and learn about the project use case, roadmap and team.*
**[Become a Coinvision Premium member and join our private community on Discord] (https://www.coinvision.co/premium)** Coinvision sat down with Erich Spangenberg and Dan Bork, respectively, the CEO and the CTO of [IPwe] (https://ipwe.com/), a new venture creating a blockchain and AI enabled global patent market that has been attracting a lot of attention in recent months. This is what Eric and Dan had to say about their project and their ambitions for the future: <img src="https://i.imgur.com/cnoSCaY.png"> **Coinvision: Can you give us a short overview on IPwe? Maybe a little on how you came up with the business?** **Erich:** IPwe is creating the patent asset class. We are using AI and blockchain to answer basic questions about patents – Do they exist? Who owns them? Are they valuable? How do you transact?—so that more people can participate in the market. With greater transparency, lower costs and it being easier to transact, our thesis is that more people will get involved with patents. They will get involved not just in traditional transactions like licenses and acquisitions, but also new transactions like financings and innovation projects, that will benefit owners, investors and the society as a whole. **Dan:** Most of the team at IPwe has been working together for years. Erich bought our company that was originally a spin-out from the University of Minnesota in 2007. We invested over $20 million in coming up with better artificial intelligence solutions to analyze patents that were used to make hundreds of millions of dollars in the patent space. Back in the early days of developing these analytic tools, we would often talk about how inefficient the patent market was and we were amazed it operated in the way it did. When we started working on IPwe in early 2017 we realized that the market conditions and technology finally existed to enable the global patent market. **Coinvision: What advantages can the blockchain bring to the patent market and what problems can it solve?** **Dan:** It is hard to believe it in 2018, but there is no single reliable registry of the world’s 20 million patents. You have about 200 independent government agencies issuing patents. Blockchain is an ideal solution to handle building a registry for the world’s patents. For the IPwe Global Patent Registry we are taking it further and not only listing if a patent exists, but also engaging in an effort to also make it easy to find out who owns it. **Erich:** Part of our thesis is that if before you even start, you have to incur significant expense to establish if a patent exists and who owns it, few are going to transact. >**We are taking it a step further and not only will IPwe incur the millions in expense to create and build the Global Patent Registry, we will make it available for free for all forever** Why? We think it is worth it and an essential first step to creating the patent asset class. Without this critical simple first step, the patent asset class will not develop. As a society we spend billions on regulating, obtaining and maintaining patents – and an acceptable return is just not present and we are going to fix that. ![IPwe](https://i.imgur.com/0ixsHsL.png) **Coinvision: The proposal of establishing a world-wide blockchain-based patent registry is very interesting, but it being a government designed process in most countries, how can you bridge over the differences between different regulatory systems and procedures?** **Dan:** IPwe’s plan is not to replace patent offices — like many intermediaries in the patent space, they perform a critical function. All the Global Patent Registry is doing is providing the infrastructure to make the information available in a single registry that is free for all to engage with. The goal of Global Patent Registry is to let anyone determine if a patent exists, in which patent office it exists and who owns the patent. It’s a platform that works with patent offices to give a unified view of patents from a market perspective. We are seeking to work with the world’s patent offices. They are maxed out and resource constrained – we do not charge them and in fact we give them analytical tools to help make them more productive. >**[Zuse Analytics] (https://zuseip.com/) is our patent AI analytic tool and we have a customized version we make available free of charge to patent offices** **Erich:** We work with patent offices to make things better – and we do it without charging them anything. >**Ultimately, we think regulations will change and the entire patent space will be tokenized — this will not happen overnight, but it will happen** IPwe is working with regulators, owners and other interest groups to make this happen in an intelligent manner. Before that transition to a tokenized system occurs, we are working with the system to make it better. We admire the optimism of the people who are proposing to immediately tokenize the patent system and even more interesting ideas like a global patent – we just believe that there is an important interim step while those significant changes are further evaluated. **Coinvision: What value does your application Zuse bring to the patent industry? What has been the feedback from users so far?** **Dan:** With a team out of the University of Minnesota that includes Prof. George Karypis, we have been working exclusively on AI patent analytics since 2007. Our systems have been used to generate hundreds of millions of dollars in patent transaction, but these systems were never made available to the public. We have developed tools that answer basic and critical questions about patents. We think these tools should be available free of charge. For many participants, the information Zuse provides will be adequate or be enough to get them to be comfortable that it is worth spending additional capital or resources on a possible transaction. >**The feedback from our users has been really fulfilling. We are working on new analytic tools and new UX/UI’s that we think will advance critical understanding about patents beyond the traditional participants** **Erich:** We realize that we could create a business selling patent analytic services, but that this was not of interest to us. We want transactions to happen and we think IPwe should not get paid unless a transaction happens. We think Zuse Analytics is a great tool and are building API’s into Zuse so that if you want to leverage what we built to build some custom solution, you can. We are also analytics agnostic—if you are in love with another patent analytics system, use it. We are not interested in Zuse as a source of revenue—we do not charge, we do not track and we do not advertise on Zuse. **Coinvision: What is the IPwe Platform? How does it fit with the Global Patent Registry and Zuse Analytics?** **Dan:** IPwe Global Patent Registry and Zuse Analytics are up and running today and available to the public. Once you know there is a patent and who the owner is, you can use Zuse to get some basic answers to basis and critical questions. >**The IPwe Platform – which we anticipate will be available in late June for simple transactions—is where you will go to transact** Working with owners, inventors, corporations, universities, financers, insurance companies and a long list of service providers, the IPwe Platform will handle traditional patent transactions like acquisitions and licensing but also transactions that simply do not exist in today’s market. It will consist of both user interfaces and API’s that will integrate the Global Patent Registry blockchain, the transaction blockchain and elements of Zuse. **Erich:** Platforms are complex to build and even more complex to execute on. The IPwe Platform is not going for “nice to have;” we spent millions of our own money and a lot of our time thinking about and developing “must have” elements for the IPwe Platform that will cause the market to take notice and ask “why would you transact anywhere else?” That is our goal. ![Blockchain for Patents](https://i.imgur.com/XogC8Dx.png) **Coinvision: What partnerships has IPwe already established or is looking to establish? What do you expect to gain from them?** **Erich:** We are working with patent offices, large and small patent owners, service providers and intermediaries of all types. Our goal is not to eliminate all the intermediaries in the patent space. >**We are involved in a unique market where only 2% of the world’s 20 million patents transact and only 5% ever find their way into a commercial product. What we can do with the support of the market is increase these percentages dramatically and the market expands for everyone** Of course, intermediary costs are going to fall—that is a good thing—but if IPwe is successful, transaction volumes are going to increase dramatically. We want to work with all of the intermediaries, owners and other interest holders to expand the market. That will, of course, benefit IPwe, intermediaries and owners, but also society. **Dan:** Our AI analytic tool — Zuse Analytics — is a great example. For most intermediaries, Zuse is going to return to you laptop work that was going to be outsourced to a cheaper labor center and never be done by them. What Zuse’s AI does is let you focus on the higher value and more interesting work and services that your client actually wants. For patent offices, Zuse can aid in patent quality and more efficient access to patent information for their communities. **Coinvision: So far IPwe has been exclusively privately funded. Why have you not sought crowdfunding initially through an ICO as most blockchain projects have done so far?** **Erich:** It was hard to avoid the temptation of an ICO, but ultimately, we decided an ICO was not for us. IPwe works extensively with large companies and government agencies. A government agency and most large companies are not going to get near you if you have a potentially significant regulatory compliance issue. Put aside whether governments are right or wrong on “all tokens” being securities. For a government agency or most corporate customers, they are not going to accept “headline risk” – being part of a news story for the wrong reason — no matter how compelling your offering. We are B2B and B2G – we have to be fully compliant in all phases of operation. Now—this does not mean we are not interested in a security token or that, when regulation catches up, we will not pursue a utility token. We believe ICOs are a really interesting development and, in general, a very positive development—it is just not for IPwe right now. **Dan:** We think we are witnessing a natural progression of the market. The curious people that were getting paid a fortune to promote you on Telegram or Twitter are being replaced with serious people and we think that is a really good thing. The market will mature, We are fortunate to have the capital to fund our R&D and 20-person headcount without having the need to pursue an ICO. **Coinvision: Will it be possible for the broader community base to invest in the company in the mid-term?** **Erich:** We have made our required SEC filing and just can’t comment on IPwe fundraising specifics. >**We want to open up the patent asset class to capital and a new group of investors. This is something we are working hard on and I hope this will be a reality in Q4 2018 or early in 2019** Ultimately, our goal is to make the patent asset class investable for a larger group of people. Patents are a non-correlated investment opportunity that should open up to more than the handful of funds that currently invest in this asset class. This will benefit investors, inventors and owners, but also have a potential tremendous impact on innovation and macro societal benefits that are just not being realized today. **Dan:** IPwe has a very long-range view of the market. Every day I am deep in our technology roadmap and working with our team to develop systems that will meet the significant objectives being set for IPwe. And that's it from our talk with Dan and Erich, the CEO and the CTO of [IPwe] (https://ipwe.com/). We will continue to follow their work with great interest. Stay tuned and be the first to get our upcoming articles, interviews and alerts about high ROI opportunities. **[Become a Coinvision Premium member and get $34 ETH cash back as a signup bonus.] (https://www.coinvision.co/premium)** **Disclaimer** *We are stating our vision and opinions, we are not giving you financial advice and if you invest in this project it is your full responsibility. You are investing at your own risk. Always invest only what you can afford to lose and try to diversify your investments. Finally, do your own homework and learn about the project use case, roadmap and team.*
**[Important: Become a Coinvision Premium member and join our private community on Discord](https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=SurvCryptoCrash)** Over the weekend, Bitcoin tumbled 10% in an unexpected move attributed to, among other things, the US probe on exchanges and the hacking of South Korean exchange [Coinrail] (https://coinrail.co.kr/) (as you can see from the link the exchange is still in system maintenance). Either way, it becomes ever more apparent just [how relevant South Korea is to market prices](http://www.coinvision.co/articles/what-makes-south-korea-the-world-s-biggest-cryptoland?utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=SurvCryptoCrash). Adding this latest crash, the crypto market has lost over USD$300 billion since the beginning of the year. Admittedly, it hasn’t been pretty. So, what’s left for the crypto community in such volatile times? Here at Coinvision, we wanted to share our insights for surviving one of the sharpest dumps in months. Although these are scary times, DO NOT PANIC SELL. As always, you are responsible for conducting your own research, but if you’ve been following the discussions within the Coinvision community, then you’ll have sufficient knowledge to know which are the most credible altcoins. Check out our selection of [the 8 Best Altcoins for June 2018](http://www.coinvision.co/articles/8-best-altcoins-2018-june). Knowledge is power! So you should hopefully have very solid positions, and these are likely to recover soon. DON’T OPEN NEW POSITIONS in altcoins. The market is still reshaping and it could be too soon to have defined a bottom. We’ll be looking for clear market recovery signals before suggesting to make a move. The best way to proceed is to try to look for shifts in market trends and public discourse. So far the indicators give conflictive signs and it is uncertain if BTC has hit bottom. Keep an eye out for the 6k resistance line as a cross below that line will likely signal a strong tumble down and also check out our analysis on [Where BTC is Heading and How To Understand Current Market Trends](http://www.coinvision.co/articles/premium-btc-price-analysis). For specific buy and sell targets as well as stop-loss levels for BTC, [join our premium community](https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=SurvCryptoCrash). UNDERSTAND LIQUIDITY AND VOLUME. Have perspective and be calm when assessing the market. If you understand how markets work, especially liquidity and volume, then you will know that almost every project will recover once liquidity and volume comes back. Understanding this is the difference between investing and gambling. UNDERSTAND DIVERSIFICATION. Betting in different investment opportunities pays off in times like these. A healthy mix between ICOs, masternodes, low caps, medium caps and Bitcoin/Ethereum is advisable. Check out our [Easy Management Strategy for Your Crypto Portfolio](http://www.coinvision.co/articles/an-easy-management-strategy-fo?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=SurvCryptoCrash) to understand how to diversify successfully. Our private community is constantly discussing the hidden gems and new opportunities within the crypto market. We’ve helped our Coinvision Premium members to understand and install masternodes, as well as introduce them to the best upcoming ICOs. [Check out our selection of the 4 Best ICOs for June 2018](http://www.coinvision.co/articles/premium-4-best-icos-june-2018?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=SurvCryptoCrash). In times like these it’s crucial to understand what diversification opportunities are out there and to find a strong community that can help you discover and understand how to assess credibility. [Check our users reviews](http://www.coinvision.co/articles/what-members-are-saying-about-coinvision-premium-you-can-t-miss-this?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=SurvCryptoCrash). Research, research, research. Due diligence is always critical. Right now is the best time to learn new concepts and discover new projects. There are thousands of projects out there, so one of the best places to start learning is from the Coinvision [ICO TOP 20] (https://www.coinvision.co/top20?utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=SurvCryptoCrash). We’ve assessed and ranked each of these according to several criteria, such as: hype level, risk level, ROI potential, available MVP, pre-bonus sales, market cap, ICO price, as well as the experience and credibility of the team and advisers. Last, but not least: remember how much you believe in this technology. Blockchain is here to stay and still in very early stages. This is just the beginning and as the market consolidates your assets will grow with it. If you want to learn more about blockchain tech and discover credible cryptos to invest in, then there’s never been a better time to [join Coinvision Premium](https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=SurvCryptoCrash). Our private community on Discord has crypto experts and excellent research to help you become a better trader. Don’t miss out, join us now and be prepared to move when the market takes off again. ##Disclaimer *We are stating our vision and opinions, we are not giving you financial advice and if you invest in this project it is your full responsibility. You are investing at your own risk. Always invest only what you can afford to lose and try to diversify your investments. Finally, do your own homework and learn about the project use case, roadmap and team.*
**[Get these and other exclusive alerts by becoming a Coinvision Premium member and join our private community on Discord] (https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=BitcoinATM)** In the battle for mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies and the emergence of a new financial system, every little step counts. We have already seen the many use cases [where Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are accepted] (https://www.coinvision.co/articles/the-bullish-series-bitcoin-accepted-here?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=BitcoinATM) for day-to-day purchases, both online and in the physical world, but the process of moving from our current system to the new age of cryptos will be long and will need bridges. One such bridge that has become increasingly popular over the last few years is the Bitcoin ATM. #What are Bitcoin ATMs? The first known Bitcoin ATM was installed in a cafe in Vancouver back in 2014. This and subsequent machines are not technically ATMs as we know them, which allow us to withdraw hard currency from our bank accounts. Instead, they work as localized instant Fiat to Crypto exchanges. Users can purchase [Bitcoin] (https://www.coinvision.co/btc?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=BitcoinATM), [Ethereum] (https://www.coinvision.co/eth?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=BitcoinATM), [Dash] (https://www.coinvision.co/dash?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=BitcoinATM) and others, using Fiat, in cash, or to access their crypto wallets and exchange their digital currencies for Dollars, Euros or other currencies, withdrawing them on the spot. #How to use Bitcoin ATMs and convert cryptocurrencies to cash Using a Bitcoin ATM is fairly straightforward. After choosing the “buy Bitcoin” option, the user provides the machine with a wallet address or scans a QR code, inserts the cash and confirms the transaction. Bitcoin is automatically transferred to the users wallet. The “Selling Bitcoin” option is pretty much the reverse process. Transaction fees vary widely from country to country and operator to operator, as do the ways of interacting with the machine. Generally, Bitcoin ATMs do not demand any form of identification to perform transactions, which makes them a great way of purchasing cryptos in a completely anonymous way. Unfortunately, this has made them a great tool for people trying to hide funds from authorities or launder illicit gains. To face this issue authorities in Canada and the United States have imposed strict demands for “Know Your Costumer” (KYC) rules and transaction limitations to try to put a hold on illegal activities using these machines. China’s ban on ICO’s and exchanges also extended to the country’s only Bitcoin ATM, which now lies disconnected. ![China Bitcoin ATM](https://media.giphy.com/media/ADgfsbHcS62Jy/giphy.gif) # Where to find Bitcoin ATMs Tighter regulation has not stopped the strong expansion of the Crypto ATM network around the world and you can probably find a Bitcoin ATM not very far from you. Today, according to [coinatmradar] (http://coinatmradar.com), there are 3234 Bitcoin ATMs installed in 70 different countries. While the United States dominates by numbers, with 2017 installed ATMs, the curious winner by number of ATMs per million inhabitants is the small nation of Anguilla, with 666.7 ATMs per million people, which it achieves with only one ATM serving its population of 15000. As regulatory measures continue to evolve, aimed at making transactions either more secure or more controllable, worldwide, the number of these ATMs should continue to expand. In November last year, in a landmark move, South Korea’s Hyonsung, one of the largest manufacturers of ATMs in the world, [decided to integrate Bitcoin in all its international ATM models] (https://cointelegraph.com/news/major-atm-manufacturer-integrates-bitcoin-exposure-to-millions-of-users), something it has long done for its national market. In mid-April, [the first Bitcoin ATM started operating in Zimbabwe] (http://bitcoinist.com/isnt-ironic-zimbabwes-first-ever-bitcoin-atm-also-countrys-source-real-currency/), where Bitcoin has become a preferred form of storage of value to the national currency due to out-of-control inflation. Zimbabweans will perhaps benefit more than most from these machines as they will be able to buy Bitcoin at global market prices rather than through the country’s only exchange, [Golix] (https://www.golix.io/), where cryptos normally sell for a 10 to 15% premium. #The Crypto ATM and the future In the end, with few exceptions, Bitcoin ATMs serve little purpose, particularly in places where KYC is already mandatory. However, they give a sense of restrained adoption, filling the need for a smooth transition between the current system and the new financial order. ATMs are a structural part of our daily financial lives and having a machine that looks the same and sort of does the same thing for cryptos makes us feel like the objects that we are so accustomed to and comfortable using will not disappear overnight. But by all indications, Bitcoin ATMs are more of a fait-divers than a tool for the future, a sort of a mini-disk just before the emergence of the mp3. Interesting and fun, but an unnecessary physical object at the dawn of a digital revolution. Play with them while you can. For now, there is probably one not far away from you. Unless you live in China that is. Don't forget to check out our selection of the [8 Best Altcoins for June 2018](http://www.coinvision.co/articles/8-best-altcoins-2018-june?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=BitcoinATM) and stay tuned for our updates and [join our Coinvision Premium community] (https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=BitcoinATM) to be the first to get alerts about high ROI opportunities. [Subscribe to Premium now and get $34 Ethereum cash back, as well as $20 FREE Ethereum when you bring a friend!] (https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=BitcoinATM) **Disclaimer** *We are stating our vision and opinions, we are not giving you financial advice and if you invest in this project it is your full responsibility. You are investing at your own risk. Always invest only what you can afford to lose and try to diversify your investments. Finally, do your own homework and learn about the project use case, roadmap and team.*
**[Get these and other exclusive alerts earlier by becoming a Coinvision Premium member and join our private community on Discord] (https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune)** June is upon us and the crypto market continues with its up and downs, as if it was curing a cold that just won't go away. It is in times like these that clarity is most needed, and so, just for you, here is our selection of the alts to follow this month, from low caps, to disruptive projects and household names, take note: <img src="https://i.imgur.com/ign5DOZ.jpg"> #**Aurora DAO ([$AURA](https://www.coinvision.co/aura?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune))** **What is Aurora DAO ([$AURA](https://www.coinvision.co/aura?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune))** Aurora DAO ($AURA) is an advanced decentralized financial network that aims to democratize access to high-end financial services regardless of social class or geographic location. It works as an aggregator of [Ethereum] (https://www.coinvision.co/eth?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune)-based applications and protocols that form this banking and finance platform. Its flagship product at the moment is [IDEX] (https://idex.market), the biggest and most popular decentralized exchange in the market. The project also has its own stable coin, the Boreal, which is pegged to the USD and will eventually be collateralized against real-world assets **Why we like Aurora DAO ([$AURA](https://www.coinvision.co/aura?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune))** A couple of weeks ago you got an [entry point alert for Aurora] (http://www.coinvision.co/articles/premium-aurora-dao-aura-good-entry-point-around-0-000350-eth-long-term?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune). At the current price, Aurora is still at an interesting place, going through accumulation. This is a project we follow closely at Coinvision, it being behind the [IDEX] (https://idex.market) exchange. It is establishing Proof-of-Stake (POS) and will have an app that will allow users to validate data from the network on their own computer receiving a percentage of IDEX fees in return. There is no fixed date for the launch of POS in Q3, so this one is a long hold. **Current price:** 0.00002965 BTC **Term:** Long **Risk:** Medium-Low <img src="https://i.imgur.com/W7T5BNl.jpg"> #**Havven ([$HAV] (https://www.coinvision.co/hav?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune))** **What is Havven ([$HAV] (https://www.coinvision.co/hav?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune))** Another coin we are following closely this past few weeks is Havven ($HAV). The Havven team is putting in place a decentralized payment network and establishing a stable coin by using over-collateralized secondary tokens to create stability. HAV tokens are collateralized by other digital assets and locked in Smart Contracts which pay transaction fees to token holders. The HAV tokens are then used to collateralized the Nomins tokens, that are a stable coin used to operate the company’s platform. **Why we like Havven ([$HAV] (https://www.coinvision.co/hav?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune))** Havven is approaching a very interesting development in the coming weeks. The team is launching its Nomins ($nUSD) stable coin as well as its payment system platform on the 11th of June, which should bring much attention to it. Volume has already started to pick up at above USD$1 Million per day and the recent listing on [KuCoin](https://www.kucoin.com) also bodes well for the coin. **Current price:** 0.00007460 BTC **Term:** Medium **Risk:** Medium <img src="https://i.imgur.com/cswR6SI.png"> #**Internext ([$INTX] (https://www.coinvision.co/inxt?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune))** **What is Internext ([$INTX] (https://www.coinvision.co/inxt?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune))** Internext is developing a decentralized cloud storage platform geared for the mass market, with improved speed, user experience, and resource consumption. After an unsuccessful ICO in September last year, the team continued to push ahead with its ambitions. In Q1, the team released the Alpha versions of its X Cloud storage platform and of its X Core data sharing platform. They feature easy to install node running software and are already available to the public. **Why we like Internext ([$INTX] (https://www.coinvision.co/inxt?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune))** Internext is still very much under the radar even though it has a finished working product that it is already monetizing. This is a very low cap (USD$4 million), low-key (over 80% of volume is traded in [IDEX] (https://idex.market) or [CoinExchange] (https://www.coinexchange.io/)) token with a lot of potential for the long term. The team is releasing the Beta versions of X Core and X Cloud in Q3 and the token is going through accumulation stage even though volume remains low. **Current price:** 0.00075190 BTC **Term:** Long **Risk:** Medium-High <img src="https://i.imgur.com/M5er7hU.png"> #**iExec RLC ([$RLC] (https://www.coinvision.co/rlc?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune))** **What is iExec RLC ([$RLC] (https://www.coinvision.co/rlc?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune))** iExec RLC ($RLC) sustains a decentralized distributed cloud computing platform built of top of the Ethereum blockchain. In essence, the platform provides cloud storage and CPU/GPU resource and application renting, using a decentralized structure to tackle a market that is today dominated by Dropbox, Google Drive and iCloud. It has a novel approach to CPU renting as the platform’s marketplace allows users to trade computer power as a commodity. **Why we like iExec RLC ([$RLC] (https://www.coinvision.co/rlc?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune))** This is one of the most exciting tokens this month as its calendar should bring a lot of investor attention. iExec RLC’s near schedule should see the second version of their platform being launched in the short-term. They have recently signed a partnership with Intel for privacy preserving off-chain computing and another with RSK to bring off chain computing to Bitcoin smart contracts. They have also be selected for the second season of Ubisoft's Start-Up Program at Station F, in April. The iExec marketplace has just recently gone live and new updates were made to its whitepaper in mid-may. On top of all this, the charts show a big cup and handle on a triangle that could see the coin rise to as much as 0.0006 BTC in a long hold. **Current price:** 0.00021118 BTC **Term:** Long **Risk:** Medium-High <img src="https://i.imgur.com/8IZb2Q2.png"> #**Counterparty ([$XCP] (https://www.coinvision.co/xcp?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune))** **What is Counterparty ([$XCP] (https://www.coinvision.co/xcp?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune))** Counterparty runs a protocol on top of the Bitcoin blockchain that allows for the creation of smart contracts on the Bitcoin ecosystem. The company describes their system as “writing in the margins of the transactions”, imposing specific rules to token disbursement according to the code inscribed in the contracts. Their native token, XCP is used to pay for the execution of the smart contract services and also functions as stake, which grants the holder voting rights in community decisions. **Why we like Counterparty ([$XCP] (https://www.coinvision.co/xcp?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune))** This month we are looking at the $XCP token as it seems to be bottoming at USD$12 from a peak at USD$21 in April and an all time high of over USD$85 in January. It is a very low cap and low volume coin, which is subject to considerable and quick price swings that can provide quick profit opportunities. Counterparty currently trades mostly on [Bittrex] (https://bittrex.com/) on a BTC pair. This is a high-risk high-reward token, so be prudent. **Current price:** 0.00158274 BTC **Term:** Short **Risk:** High <img src="https://i.imgur.com/lro0lDS.png"> #**ENG ([$ENG] (http://www.coinvision.co/eng?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune))** **What is Enigma ([$ENG] (http://www.coinvision.co/eng?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune))** Enigma is a second-layer blockchain protocol that is tackling privacy and scalability issues in smart contract. The Enigma ecosystem, powered by the ENG token, turns smart contracts into “secret contracts” by introducing a new protocol that allows data to be processed by nodes without being visible to them. **Why we like Enigma ([$ENG] (http://www.coinvision.co/eng?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune))** We have been following Enigma closely here at Coinvision. As for calendar, the project’s testnet is going to be deployed until the end of June, which should gather developer interest. From a TA perspective, the token seems to have reached a good entry point after a solid retracement and both the RSI, the SRSI and most other indicators seem to indicate a reversal towards a price bounce. There is some risk but as it is a very solid project, the Enigma token can provide results both in the short and long run. **Current price:** 0.00026139 BTC **Term:** Medium **Risk:** Medium-High <img src="https://i.imgur.com/6DZmxtD.png"> #**EOS ([$EOS] (http://www.coinvision.co/eos?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune))** **What is EOS ([$EOS] (http://www.coinvision.co/eos?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune))** In the crypto world, it is difficult not to hear about EOS these days. The top 5 coin has just closed a record-breaking USD$4 billion ICO. However, in case you been living under a rock, EOS is establishing an ecosystem to enable vertical and horizontal scaling of decentralized applications within its own blockchain. It aims at supporting any type of digital asset on its network at nearly zero transaction costs. **Why we like EOS ([$EOS] (http://www.coinvision.co/eos?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune))** While the results of the ICO are impressive, we are looking at EOS this month for other reasons. The truth is that, after much talk about how EOS could raise ungodly amounts of money without a working product, this week we should finally see the deployment of the project’s mainnet. There will surely be a lot of price moment in the days before and after the launch. The upcoming airdrop should also help further strengthen investor interest. Whatever the immediate result of the upcoming changes is, however, we see EOS as a strong long hold. **Current price:** 0.00026139 BTC **Term:** Medium-Long **Risk:** Medium-low <img src="https://i.imgur.com/ljocHbw.png"> #**Kyber Network ([$KNC] (http://www.coinvision.co/knc?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune))** **What is Kyber Network ([$KNC] (http://www.coinvision.co/knc?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune))** Kyber Network is another coin we have talked about a lot here at Coinvision. The Kyber team has built a decentralized exchange for digital assets that will also allow users to engage in derivative trading, and is quickly becoming one of the most popular DEXs in the market. It supports seamless asset transfers with instant automatic cryptocurrency exchange. **Why we like Kyber Network ([$KNC] (http://www.coinvision.co/knc?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune))** This is a very solid project that has received considerable attention recently. Kyber Network's native token, $KNX, is used to perform the transactions within its network which, if we look at the example of most exchange-native coins, tend to show considerable gains as volume and adoption grow. The team is about to undergo a rebranding and marketing campaign that should see a lot of investor movement in the weeks/months to come. Their Initial Exchange Offering taking place this week should also greatly contribute to price increase. **Current price:** 0.00019137 BTC **Term:** Medium-Long **Risk:** Medium-Low And there you go, your catered selection for June 2018. Stay tuned for our upcoming updates, alerts and articles. We will keep looking around to give you the best of what is out there. **[Get these and other exclusive alerts earlier by becoming a Coinvision Premium member and join our private community on Discord] (https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=AltsJune)**. Happy trading. ##Disclaimer *We are stating our vision and opinions, we are not giving you financial advice and if you invest in this project it is your full responsibility. You are investing at your own risk. Always invest only what you can afford to lose and try to diversify your investments. Finally, do your own homework and learn about the project use case, roadmap and team.*
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**[Get these and other exclusive alerts earlier by becoming a Coinvision Premium member and join our private community on Discord] (https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=DAV)** This week, Coinvision sat down to talk with Noam Copel, the CEO and Founder of [DAV Network] (https://dav.network/), a project bringing autonomous vehicles and decentralized ride-hailing transportation services to the blockchain. After successfully completing a transaction with an autonomous drone in Moscow last month, the team just launched their network today (May 30th). This is what Noam had to share about DAV and the future: **Coinvision: What differentiates your project from other blockchain projects working in the peer-to-peer transportation sector?** **Noam**: The DAV project is different in a number of important ways. Perhaps the most significant difference is in the depth of the outcome — the DAV network will do for the transportation sector what the Web did for the information sector. >**Enterprises on the network such as decentralized ride-hailing and deliveries by automated drones are the obvious, first-order opportunities.** **Noam**: But just like with the Web, the depth of opportunities that will arise on the DAV network will transform the economy, and predicting these vast second- and third-order opportunities will be difficult! Search-and-recovery services for failed drones; custom, on-the-fly insurance services; arbitration services, and so many others will appear out of necessity and opportunity. ![AV](https://i.imgur.com/JH0FKob.jpg) **Coinvision: Which real-world challenges inspired you to create DAV? How can blockchain technology provide new and better solutions for these challenges?** **Noam**: Silos, or gatekeepers, are a major source of frustration in the markets. Both buyers and sellers have to struggle with information asymmetry that is encouraged by the middlemen. Blockchain technology offers a terrific opportunity to recreate the market without powerful gatekeepers removing choices from buyers. The decentralizing nature of blockchain provides us with a trustless environment in which to interact and transact, which leads us to vast opportunities in the mobility space. ![Drone](https://i.imgur.com/cGNymgy.png) **Coinvision: Last month, DAV announced a major milestone when a drone autonomously negotiated a pick-up and drop-off on the blockchain. Please describe this event?** **Noam**: What happened during this first experiment is that a user opened the app, and asked for bids from real drones in Moscow. A number of different (real and simulated) drones responded with bids, and the user chose a simulated drone to complete the delivery. Next, a smart contract was signed on the Ethereum blockchain between the user and the drone, and DAV tokens were transferred from the user to the contract. At this point a simulated drone completed the mission. The user approved the mission and the DAV tokens were transferred to the drone's wallet. The whole transaction was recorded on the Ethereum blockchain, as was the DAV identity of the user and the drones. **Coinvision: What impact will the use of smart-contract bound transportation services have on the pricing of transportation services?** Price-finding will still take place as it would in a normal market economy. What the smart contracts may help with is reducing overhead and overall costs within the economy. Losses due to non-payment, theft and over- or under-charging could vanish almost entirely. ![Pilot](https://i.imgur.com/0bewhh3.jpg) **Coinvision: What challenges do you see in terms of conflict solving within this decentralized ecosystem? Who moderates the responsibility for a drone malfunctioning or a package getting damaged?** **Noam**: Conflict resolution is a service that will be provided by professional arbitrators on the DAV network. It may be a service that’s part-and-parcel of what insurers provide, which is who we plan to be the ones dealing with the consequences of failed missions or payload damage. **Coinvision: Which partnerships have you already established or are looking to establish to further develop DAV?** **Noam**: We have close to twenty DAV Alliance members — partners who are stakeholders in the decentralized autonomous vehicle space. These currently include shipping & logistics companies, drones-as-a-service companies, last meter solution providers, route mapping service providers, rover innovators, drone designers, AI & roadway sensing developers, and more. We’re in negotiations with some top-tier organizations and expect that good things to come out of those discussions. We invite anyone who is in this vertical and interested in DAV to reach out to us. We’d love to hear from them. **Coinvision: What can users and supporters expect from your team in the short term after the crowd sale?** **Noam**: After the token sale is complete the entire DAV team will be re-aligning to engage fully in the work of building and developing. R&D will be further developing the DAV protocol and all of the associated tools and libraries, marketing and communications will be raising awareness and sharing our progress, and business development will be busy forging partnerships and enabling innovators and enterprises. It’ll be more of what we’re already doing, with the considerable resources and attention that were once directed at the token sale reallocated for expanding and reinforcing the DAV Foundation and the project itself. ![Roadmap](https://i.imgur.com/GdHnyBT.png) **Coinvision: More broadly, what is your expectation for DAV in the long-term? Describe your vision of the future when the network is fully deployed and operational? What will it mean for users?** **Noam**: >**“Ultimately our expectation is that everyone who wants it will have access to sophisticated mobility services at their fingertips, due to increasingly lower barriers to entry”** This has such huge, positive ramifications for society, including more economic opportunities for all of us and extending the period of independence for seniors considerably. Some people won’t own any sort of vehicle and will just hire them for mobility missions, whether that’s to move something or to move them. There will be large fleets of decentralized ride-hailing vehicles and single-vehicle enterprises. We’ll see drones that deliver small-footprint urgent goods and drones that deliver heavy freight. Drones will be widely used to do vertical infrastructure inspections or film production -- we’re already seeing some of that today. All of these services will reshape our urban centres and help make them more livable. >**“The long-term vision is not without some irony. When DAV is everywhere, when it has fulfilled its purpose of providing decentralized, global access to mobility services, no one will talk about it, much like how no one talks about TCP/IP even though it’s the very thing that drives the World Wide Web”** And that's it from our talk with Noam Copel, CEO and Founder of [DAV Network] (https://dav.network/), a project currently featured on our [ICO Top 20] (https://www.coinvision.co/top20?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=DAV). We will continue to follow their work with great interest. 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**[Get these and other exclusive alerts by becoming a Coinvision Premium member and join our private community on Discord] (https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=Korea)** For anyone familiar with the dynamics of crypto markets, it comes as no surprise that South Korea is the world’s third biggest trading market, trailing only the US and Japan. For most people trading in the Western world, the overnight “Korea effect” has become a familiar phenomenon, as the high volumes traded in South Korea when most Western traders are asleep tend to have a strong impact on the currencies’ fluctuations. With a population of 51 million, the Korean Won, is the third most traded currency for Bitcoin. It boasts one of the world’s biggest markets for Ethereum (by absolute volume) and has the biggest concentration of crypto investors in the world (over two percent of the population are active traders - many more have invested long-term). These figures are extraordinary and far exceed any other country in the world in terms of adoption. In Korea exchanges like [BitHump] (https://www.bithumb.com/), [Coinone] (https://coinone.co.kr/) or [Upbit] (https://upbit.com/) are household names, with open offices where crypto traders can exchange tokens in person. The interest is so high that Bitcoin and other currencies in Korea are often traded considerably above market price in what has been dubbed the “Kimchi Premium” (after South Korea’s staple dish). At its hype, the Kimchi Premium was as high as 50% above market prices in other parts of the world. ![Alt Text](https://media.giphy.com/media/xy89SN7vcAGys/giphy.gif) #South Korean Cryptocurrencies, a Love Story A number of variables are at play for making South Korea the epitome of crypto land. First, the country has one of the world’s best internet networks. Almost everyone in South Korea is constantly connected to the web, regardless of gender or age. Second, the country is very technology-focused, with names like Samsung, the SK Group or LG amongst its leading firms. Third, the younger generations are tech-savvy and highly educated, with the vast majority holding post-secondary degrees. Lastly, and most importantly, the rising cost of living, the lack of jobs to absorb all of the country’s highly educated young and the lack of other investment opportunities, have all combined to make cryptocurrencies this generation’s shot at prosperity. Nowhere else in the world have these factors combined in such a strong way as in South Korea. This conversion of variables did not mean that Koreans arrived particularly early at the market. Most of the volume growth in Korean exchanges did not materialize until relatively late in 2017. Unsurprisingly, this meant that a lot of people invested a lot of money just before the December market bust, giving rise to a social phenomenon called the “Bitcoin Blues”, defined by the psychological blow that losses incurred by the Bitcoin bust caused. And yet, the craze around cryptocurrencies continues in a maturing market, with South Koreans moving from simple investors to promoting some of the world's most interesting blockchain projects. #The Korean Ethereum One of the biggest success stories coming out of South Korea is [ICON] (https://www.coinvision.co/icx?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=Korea), which has been dubbed the Korean Ethereum. ICON is building an ecosystem known as the ICON Republic, which in essence uses smart contracts to connect different blockchain ecosystems, aiming at “building one of the largest decentralized networks in the world”. ICON has received great international attention and last year raised nearly USD$43 million in a crowd sale. Here at Coinvision we follow ICON's progress very closely. In fact, just in April an entry point alert went out on our exclusive Discord community that saw many of our members make a solid 255 profit in just 12 days. While the most popular, ICON is just one of a multitude of blockchain based projects that have emerged in South Korea in recent months. Blue Whale, Terracoin, Doom Network or Public Network are only a few of the better known projects coming out of Seoul and that we follow closely here at Coinvision. Sentinel Protocol and Fantom are another two very interesting projects coming out of Korea. They are both in ICO phase and currently rank number 5th and 6th respectively on [Coinvision’s ICO Top 20] (https://www.coinvision.co/top20?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=Korea). [Sign-up to receive alerts on these and other credible ICOs](https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=Korea) These projects and developments intertwine into a social fabric that is perhaps unique to South Korea in its intensity. Clusters, hubs, blockchain cafes and clubs have sprouted all over. Hashed, perhaps the best known of these blockchain dedicated venues, hosts and accelerates dozens of startups focused on DLT development and manages a wide crypto-investment portfolio. In fact, it was responsible for hosting ICON at its birth and is now home to Sentinel Protocol. Further, in the run up to June 2018, blockchain is gaining considerable space in the public debate, with the Mayor of Seoul demonstrating strong support for the technology. In APril he announced the Korean capital city is developing its own cryptocurrency “S-Coin” that will be used in public social programs. #Korea ICO Ban These are the reasons why when the Korean blockchain ecosystem sneezes, the global markets get a cold - and sneezed it has. The sheer level of disruptive adoption of crypto trading amongst Koreans made the state so nervous that in September last year it tried to address the lack of regulation surrounding ICOs by threatening banning them all together. Two months later, it barred all minors and non-resident foreigners from trading cryptocurrencies. When the police raided the offices of the Bithumb and Coinone exchanges on January 9th, the price of Bitcoin crashed from over USD$16 thousand to just above USD$13 thousand in less than 24 hours. Since then, authorities have hinted at banning crypto trading all together by closing down exchanges, a threat that the advent of decentralized exchanges is promising to put an end to. ![Alt Text](https://media1.giphy.com/media/l41lSHIhbEjPKESOc/giphy.gif) However, despite this month’s raide of UpBit’s offices in a case related to money laundering, Korean politicians seem to have moderated their attacks on the crypto universe. Yoon Suk-heun, who was appointed governor of the Korean Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) has since made supporting comments about blockchain technology, stating that regulation should help the market grow rather than squash it. Efforts are being made by some legislators to also reverse the attitude towards ICOs fronted last year that so many Korean companies choosing to settle in other more friendly markets like Switzerland or Gibraltar to launch their crowd sales (even if the ICO ban was not effectively made into law). Just last week, reports stating that South Korean officials intend to adopt the unified cryptocurrency regulations being developed by the G20 countries indicates that bigger clarity should soon be reached on the country’s regulatory stand. Until then, however, the future of crypto trading, ICOs and blockchain technology development in South Korea remains surrounded by doubt, which is rarely a positive thing for market trading. And that is South Korea in crypto for you in 5 min. We will continue to follow the South Korean market and bring you the most interesting projects coming out of the Korean peninsula so stay tuned. Stay tuned for our upcoming updates and [join our Coinvision Premium] (https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=Korea) community to be the first to get alerts about high ROI opportunities. 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**[Get these and other exclusive alerts by becoming a Coinvision Premium member and join our private community on Discord] (https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=SngNETInterview)** Coinvision sat down with Ben Goertzel, CEO and Chief Scientist of [SingularityNET] (https://www.coinvision.co/agi?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=SngNETInterview), a project leading the way in integrating the blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) by creating a decentralized marketplace for knowledge sharing in AI research. After a USD$36 million initial coin offering that sold out in just over a minute, a lot of expectation surrounds one of the most forward looking projects in the blockchain sphere today. Yesterday was a big day for SingularityNET as the team is in Toronto to announce the launch a new platform named DAIA, an Industry Alliance Leveraging Blockchain to Democratize AI. The project comes from a partnership between SingularityNET and AIDecentralized and will be working with over 100 projects in AI development. This is what Ben had to stay about the state of affairs of SingularityNET right now. **Coinvision: What do you regard as the main transforming aspects the SingularityNET platform will achieve?** **Ben:** There are two main aspects to the platform. The first is the platform itself, which has the potential to open exchanges within the AI research community. The other main shift is the set of AI technologies that our team has been working on and that we will be deploying on the platform, in opensource, for everyone to experiment with and use. In a way, just like the Android system allows developers to build applications on top of it but at the same time rolls out its own applications like Google Maps and Gmail, we will aim to do the same within AI, which will also give extra motivation for people to start playing with the platform to begin with. >**”In the medium term our goal is to offer something that is better than the cloud-based platforms that Amazon, Google and Microsoft are offering but that isn’t fundamentally owned by anyone”** Not just decentralized in terms of its physical infrastructure but decentralized in governance. Once we manage to deploy the platform, the resources needed for AI research will dramatically reduce while the scope of research can be significantly increased compared to the situation now. >**”Today, because AI research is centralized in a hand full of massive corporations and their shareholders, sectors of AI that can be very interesting for the wider audience remain underdeveloped as they are perceived to be less lucrative”** In this sense, there were two goals that were at the centre of this project. One is the potential for the acceleration of AI research, creating smarter and smarter machines moving towards general intelligence, and the other is to democratize AI, allowing for anyone with knowledge of AI technology to contribute for the development of these projects. ![Ben Goertzel](https://i.imgur.com/DHZcTFh.png) **Coinvision: What sort of sectors are you referring to?** **Ben:** As an example, in 2014 I co-founded Icog Labs, which was the first AI research centre in Ethiopia. There are so many brilliant students coming out of universities with computer science degrees and engineering degrees that are not able to find jobs locally and depend on finding scholarships to go abroad. There is no Google there to hire these people. So, we started deploying some of these technologies there. Using AI to analyse crop diseases with data gathered from local farms for instance, or helping to adapt software to some of the local languages that haven’t been addressed by mainstream companies. These issues are not the focus of major tech firms and therefore these avenues never get explored. >**”So much money is spent on face recognition software for example, which has its main applications in government control and advertising, while so little goes to analyse plant diseases that could contribute to help communities be more sustainable”** Our ultimate goal with SingulartyNET is to create a marketplace where the scope of research can be widened to reach those avenues that the centralized companies are not interested in covering. ![SingularityNET](https://i.imgur.com/EsZzKDH.png) **Coinvision: What is the main challenge you are facing in the platform’s development right now?** **Ben:** Today, one of the biggest challenges that we have is just how complex the usage of blockchain-based applications can be. We see that even people with AI backgrounds that love the concept of SingularityNET and are supporters of the project, are using Google’s Tensorflow to work rather than Singularity’s Alpha, because it is much slicker, faster and efficient at this point. Much like most people use Windows or OSX rather than Linux. While Linux allows greater functionality and even has less bugs than the other operating systems, not to mention that it is not owned by anyone, it is also much more complicated to use, and so, most people will prefer the easier options despite all their shortfalls. So, it is a central point for us to be able to provide a platform that works well, flows, doesn’t crash and ultimately operates better than the centralized solutions. We are working on building a platform that is smarter and more capable than what already exists out there but that is always easy to use to be able to attract a wide community of users. **Coinvision: When can we see this platform deployed?** **Ben:** We have just released a second iteration of the Alpha version of the platform on Github, which is much more friendly for people to build upon. The Alpha version we released last year, while it worked and expressed clearly the concept of SingularityNET, had various limitations that we have addressed to an extent now in the new version, which I would call Alpha++, rather than a Beta version. At this point, it doesn't add a lot of new functionality, but it has a different architecture that reflects our careful thinking about how to make a system that can be gradually growable into the full-scale platform that we need. Early-adopter AI developers would be well-served by crafting their AI code to make it work with our new Alpha code; with some technical caveats, this would result in their code also working with our scalable platform when it's ready. Later in the year, while we don’t have a set date yet, we will release a scalable version of the platform that is directed both at the end users and developers and that we can classify as Beta. ![SingularityNET](https://i.imgur.com/FQUqzVr.png) --- **BOX** *Yesterday, SingularityNET launched DAIA, an alliance of companies and foundations and labs working at the intersection of AI and blockchain. It has been created with the aim of fostering cooperation on projects, standards, events and IP and media and other matters of common interest. Ben had this to say about this brand new endeavour:* *"To me, DAIA is more than just another industry organization. It’s a movement — a movement by a network of adventurous technologists and entrepreneurs around the globe, aimed at wresting control of the world’s AI and the data and compute power that feeds it from the handful of big tech companies and big governments that are currently threatening dominance.* *DAIA is founded on the premise that making AI more decentralized, democratic and participatory is important for combating current issues such as wealth inequality and data privacy, and also for accelerating the development of AI technologies toward a broad scope of applications, not only those matching the business models of big tech and big government."* --- **Coinvision: What sort of SingularityNET-developed applications are you planning to deploy on your platform?** **Ben:** I have been working for a long time on an AI architecture called OpenCog, directed at achieving general intelligence. It is a probabilistic-based AI system, which is not the most popular field of research right now but has enormous potential applications. >**”We are planning to use SingularityNET as a venue for making OpenCog into a scalable and distributed system which will help us make it smarter”** I believe this could become a really defining step for SingularityNET because it is based on a very different AI architecture than any of the projects the major corporations like google and Microsoft are working on. Most big companies are now focused on deep learning software using neural nets, which is very good for processing audio, video and images. We will also have them on Singularity as Sophia uses deep neural nets for vision processing and for head movement control. However, what we are working with right now is an AI architecture that is much more powerful in terms of abstract reasoning and learning and that has many more applications. Now, all that we put on SingularityNET will be open source. So nothing will stop anyone or any company from just copying the code and throw money into it to create a really slick interface and market it, but somehow I think that these major corporations lack the flexibility and agility to really adjust gears and shift directions. After all, Microsoft could have copied Linux’s code decades ago and only now do you see some Microsoft servers running Linux. There is always a time lapse because their structures are too rigid. ![Sophia the robot, produced by Hanson Robotics] (https://i.imgur.com/A7w7KUX.jpg) **Coinvision: One of the most interesting announcements of the last few months is that you will be deploying Sophia’s (the Robot) mind on the network. What exactly does that mean?** **Ben:** We will effectively upload Sophia’s mind into OpenCog on the SingularityNET platform. At this point, its system is a combination of deep neural nets and a sort of logic-based decision-making protocol. When we link her to the network, she will be able to connect to a number of other deep neural nets. In this way, Opencog will be used to control her dialogue, while using the deep neural nets to recognize emotions in someone's face, for instance. It will allow for the coupling of additional, more complex systems to her AI. As an example of continuous improvements we are making to the system, we have used motion captures to capture an actress’s neck and head movements, which I “deep neural net modelled” so Sophia can generate head movements from that data, which gives her a much more organic movements. At the end, the system works through the combination of a set of deep neural nets that record emotions, movement, images etc, and that are linked to OpenCog, which works as a logic system that chooses what to say and how to react and move. Using SingularityNET to interact with these systems will be much more flexible than the technology that is available in the market today. The Robot Operating System that we are using now has a centralized node, which works well if you try to create one Sophia, but is totally insufficient if you want to create 1000 Sophias. >**”If we envision a future when anyone can have a Sophia on their phone or in any operating system, then we need a decentralized infrastructure to be able to make the system run”** <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Do you keep a journal or diary? Right now I use my logfiles, but maybe someday I'll sum up all my experiences and write them in a traditional journal!</p>— Sophia (@RealSophiaRobot) <a href="https://twitter.com/RealSophiaRobot/status/998733945876369408?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 22, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> **Coinvision: You have mentioned before that the Ethereum’s scalability limitations were insufficient for SingularityNET’s needs in the long-term and that you were working on developing your own blockchain. What is the state of that development?** **Ben:** There isn’t a single blockchain out there right now that will be sufficient to serve SingularityNET’s needs in the future. There is a lot of hype around projects that claim great scalability capabilities, but the truth is that when we try those networks, none is capable of giving the structure that we need. So we have two choices: We either build a better blockchain or help someone else build a better blockchain, or we choose to design around it while waiting for the next blockchain to come. At this moment, all our blockchain development is on Ethereum. It is a robust system and is well understood. So, for now it works, even if we are doing a lot of things off-chain rather than deploying everything on the blockchain. As the technology develops we hope we will see a system emerge that is capable to really scale to the level we need. **Coinvision: Where do you see SingularityNET in the long-term?** **Ben:** When the first personal computers started to be made available and we started to be able to just type commands and get the machine to operate, there was no way we could see just how impacting this technology would become today. The same for when electricity first emerged. So, I expect the same thing will happen with AI. Right now we are looking at robotics, we are looking at biomedical AI or even at social media analytics. We are also looking specifically at agricultural issues. Being able to take a photo of a leaf and instantly know what kind of disease the plant suffers from or what treatment does it need. But that is just the start. The potential applications are endless and impossible to predict at this point. And that's it from our conversation with Ben Goertzel, CEO and Chief Scientist of [SingularityNET] (https://www.coinvision.co/agi?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=SngNETInterview). Stay tuned for our updates and [join our Coinvision Premium community] (https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=SngNETInterview) to be the first to get alerts about high ROI opportunities. 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**[Get these and other exclusive alerts by becoming a Coinvision Premium member and join our private community on Discord] (https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=ICOsMay)** May is presenting itself as a month full of new and interesting projects coming into the market. As always, we have been combing through the multiplicity of new proposals to bring you the most interesting crowd sales of the coming weeks. Here is our selection of the four ICOs to follow in May: #[Arweave] (https://arweave.org/) **What is [Arweave] (https://arweave.org/)** Arweave is building a distributed ecosystem for permanent and low-cost data storage. For that, it is developing a blockchain based on a new form of transaction confirmation consensus called “proof of access”. This method permits the creation of what the Arweave team calls a Blockweave, that instead of depending on the previous block in the network for the confirmation of the new one, it uses a randomly chosen block from the network to confirm the legitimacy of the transaction. This allows miners to store only a random number of previous blocks to confirm transactions rather than the whole blockchain. In practice, it translates in a more lightweight ecosystem, faster transactions, less energy consumption, permanent records and lower costs. **Why we like [Arweave] (https://arweave.org/)** The Arweave project proposes a new vision for the organization and storage of permanent data on the blockchain, an activity that so far is still prohibitively expensive in large scale. While the team's technological proposal is of great interest, what really attracts us to this project is the ready to deploy platform. Even if the team did decide to postpone the crowd sale, which was supposed to start a month ago, they are sticking to their deadline for the deployment of their blockweave mainnet on the 8th of June. From then on, Arweave’s users will be able to use, trade, and sell their AR.cash token as well as permanently store their data on the network. **Date: Not Yet Defined** **Ticker: AR** **Token type: Native Wallet** **Sale Target: USD$8,7 Million** **Total Tokens: 66 Million** **Available for Token Sale: 20,6%** **Whitelist: Yes** #[Essentia] (https://essentia.one/) **What is [Essentia] (https://essentia.one/)** The Essentia project is developing a framework for users to be able to access centralized and decentralized apps, undergo identification procedures, manage online and offline data and exchange digital tokens, all from one entry point, or seed. The network will allow for cross-chain and multi-chain use as well as management of on-chain storage and cold storage data. In essence the team defines Essentia as the one seed for the “decentralized digital life”. **Why we like [Essentia] (https://essentia.one/)** Essentia is answering a very clear challenge of the blockchain ecosystem today. Wallet back-ups, back-up phrases, private keys, wallets for multiple chains, multiple exchange accounts, data cold storage and on-chain transactions; the amount of different codes, passwords and sign-ins grows exponentially with time, and with it the risk of loss. Essentia will overcome this issue creating a multi-chain one seed entry point for all user accounts on any platform. On top of that, it will run on masternodes, which we believe is a major plus. Further, the team has already established partnerships with the Finnish government, to find solutions to fight unemployment through the use of the Essentia platform, and with the Dutch authorities, to held improve border control. **Date: Starts 7th June** **Ticker: ESS** **Token type: ERC20** **ICO Token Price: 1 ESS = 0.0430 USD** **Sale Target: USD$25.5 Million** **Available Tokens for ICO: 35%** **Whitelist: Yes** #[Foam Protocol] (https://foam.space/) **What is [Foam Protocol] (https://foam.space)** The Foam Protocol is building a geolocation system based on a network of autonomous radio beacons. These beacons employ Foam’s proof of location protocol to permit users and authorized third parties to dynamically follow and record real live location data of a person or an object. Beyond its many other potential applications, FOAM will permit the construction of a consensus-driven map of the world on top of the Ethereum ecosystem, opening the door to one of the first iteration into espacial mapping on the blockchain. **Why we like [Foam Protocol] (https://foam.space)** Foam Protocol’s value proposition is not only enticing but quite original. The team is addressing three main issues; location data encoding/security; user experience with location applications; and reliability of espacial data. No other project in the market has approached the issue of geolocation in quite this way, and with the growth of location dependent applications, services and industries, the Foam Protocol can come to have quite a significant impact in the future. **Date: May/June** **Ticker: FOAM** **Token type: ERC20** #[Newton Protocol] (https://newtonproject.org) **What is [Newton Protocol] (https://newtonproject.org)** The Newton Protocol is an e-commerce directed project that will offer a new form of organization for the sector through decentralization, in what the team calls a protocol-based economy. They will deploy a new blockchain named NewChain, that will be composed by a main chain and a number of side-chains. The transactions and accounts will reside on the main chain, as usual, but all the Dapps, services and specific needs of each e-commerce player will be supported on their own dedicated side-chain. **Why we like [Newton Protocol] (https://newtonproject.org)** Newton Protocol first caught our attention because it is led by Xu Jizhe, better known for his work with the Elastos Project, today a USD$250 million market cap blockchain endeavour. While side-chains are not a particularly original solution anymore, Newton’s e-commerce focus comes with a suite of capabilities specially designed to make retailer’s lives easier, including digital marketing, supply chain management and payment mechanisms, in a way that had not been presented yet. Further, they have already established several partnerships with retailers in China, including OkBuy, the major e-commerce platform. It has gathered a considerable amount of hype even before releasing a white paper, which definitely justifies following it closely. **Date: Not Set** **Ticker: Unknown** **Token type: Native Wallet** There you go. This is our selection of the most interesting ICOs for you to follow in the coming weeks. Some of these are still a bit down the road, but we believe it is better to be early than late when it comes to ICOs. Stay tuned for our updates and [join our Coinvision Premium community] (https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=ICOsMay) to be the first to get alerts about high ROI opportunities. [Subscribe to Premium now and get $34 Ethereum cash back, as well as $20 FREE Ethereum when you bring a friend!] (https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=ICOsMay) **Disclaimer** We are stating our vision and opinions, we are not giving you financial advice and if you invest in this project it is your full responsibility. 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**[Get these and other exclusive alerts by becoming a Coinvision Premium member and join our private community on Discord] (https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=BitcoinOutlook)** The crypto world is still living in the aftermath of the great burst and bust of January 2018. As [Bitcoin] (https://www.coinvision.co/btc?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=BitcoinOutlook) remains the barometer for market sentiment, recent months have seen less than exciting developments. After all, USD$8000 a coin seems dim when compared with highs of USD$19000 just four months ago. However, if you think that this time last year one Bitcoin was worth around USD$1700, the outlook doesn’t seem so grim. Right now, Bitcoin’s first challenge will be to overcome this period of conservative market sentiment and it’s hard to tell when that will be. However, the coin’s market price has little to do with its underlying value as a technology. A lot has been happening in Bitcoin’s ecosystem development that could provide insight to its ability to endure in the future as the cryptocurrency of reference amidst great competition. If 2017 was a year of discovery and unprecedented growth for Bitcoin, 2018 might be its most technologically-interesting year yet. Here’s why: #SegWit and Lightning Two major developments are laying the foundation for making 2018 a fundamental year for Bitcoin, from a tech perspective. The first was the adoption of the [Segregated Witness] (https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/blob/master/bip-0141.mediawiki) (SegWit) protocol in August 2017. Put simply, SegWit reduced the size occupied by the transactions in the blocks by ignoring signature-related information whenever possible. This considerably augmented the amount of transactions registered in each block, reducing transaction times and fees. Most importantly, it also made it easier to deploy second-layer protocols (read Smart Contracts) on the Bitcoin blockchain. The second big development was the deployment of the [Lightning Network] (https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/blob/master/bip-0112.mediawiki). Touted as the solution for Bitcoin’s growing transaction fees, Lightning is basically a second-tier layer deployed on top of the Bitcoin blockchain, that allows for cheaper and nearly instant transactions. In a very simple way, it does this by creating a multi-signature wallet between two transacting parties that allows for mining-less fund interchange between the two users. Once the transactions are complete, the final result is the only thing registered in the blockchain. This also enhances privacy as the transactions between the two parties remain secret. Naturally, Lightning has the potential to solve some of Bitcoin’s biggest problems. While its implementation is still in the test phase, adoption and support seems to be strong. #Side-chains and the future Side-chains are basically independent chains that are linked to the Bitcoin blockchain and operate their own native tokens linked to Bitcoin. These side-chains can have their own operating rules, independent from the Bitcoin protocol. While there are a few different proposals for side-chain deployment on the network, the most popular one among miners seems to be [RSK] (https://github.com/rsksmart/bips/blob/master/BIP-R10.md). RSK uses a strong federative system secured by Proof-of-Work. It uses the same code as Bitcoin which makes integration with miners seamless. Developers claim RSK can support up to 100 transactions per second, which is on par with paypal. Other proposals include Liquid Network and [Drivechain] (https://github.com/rsksmart/bips/blob/master/BIP-R10.md), which propose alternative infrastructures for the deployment of side-chains. Once in place, we could see a much greater number of projects launching on the Bitcoin blockchain. Other important areas of research include Schnorr Signatures, Thumblebit, Bullterproofs and Confidential Transactions. All these protocols focus on improving transaction privacy and network efficiency, but are expected to take a considerable amount of time to implement. [MAST] (https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/blob/master/bip-0114.mediawiki), for instance, is an eagerly awaited protocol for the network, as it’s expected to redesign how smart contracts are written on the Bitcoin blockchain. By splitting the contracts into parts, it permits better privacy and transaction size, but it also allows for bigger smart contracts, as only part of the contract needs to be directly inscribed on the blockchain at each time. This will significantly improve smart contract development on the network. #What does this mean for the future of Bitcoin? Deploying improvements to the Bitcoin ecosystem are ultimately dependent on developers’ decisions, with the input of the miners in the network, but consensus can be difficult to reach. Lightning Network, for instance has been at the centre of a debate with a number of miners resisting adoption, even as it seems to bring Bitcoin into a new level amongst cryptocurrency capabilities. The reason for this is simple: money. The Lightning Network takes many of the network transactions out of the blockchain, reducing the financial incentives for miners. It provides rewards for the nodes that sustain the network, but these aren’t as attractive as the ones offered by the current Bitcoin protocol or other protocols like RSK. Also, RSK offers a more convenient improvement, as it enables a seamless process of mining Bitcoin and side-chains. We could see a battle amongst miners, with many preferring to leave the support for the Lightning Network to other entities. The deployment of other capabilities in the network will no-doubt be faced with these common challenges of crypto democracy. Either way, these developments are likely to shape the future of Bitcoin as we know it. SegWit and Lightning, which have seen robust adoption despite the miner debate, are already addressing the issues of scalability and high costs within the Bitcoin network. Further Smart Contract and side-chain capabilities are likely to also have a strong impact on Bitcoin adoption. Afterall, they will greatly expand developers’ capabilities to build on the Bitcoin blockchain and make use of the world’s biggest network of miners. If developers continues to push for constant improvements of the network, then it seems likely that Bitcoin will continue to grab miner interest and maintain its dominance for the foreseeable future. That bodes well for investors, particularly as we see the New York Stock Exchange working to open a crypto exchange and platforms like Coinbase and Ledger offering better custodial services. As far as we can see, Bitcoin will continue to be the leading star of the crypto world for quite some time. Stay tuned for our upcoming updates and [join our Coinvision Premium] (https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=BitcoinOutlook) community to be the first to get alerts about high ROI opportunities. [Subscribe to premium now and get $34 Ethereum cash back as well as $20 FREE Ethereum when you bring a friend!] (https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=BitcoinOutlook) **Disclaimer** *We are stating our vision and opinions, we are not giving you financial advice and if you invest in this project it is your full responsibility. You are investing at your own risk. Always invest only what you can afford to lose and try to diversify your investments. 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**[Nexo](https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/nexo/)**, "the first SEC-compliant crypto-backed instant loan provider in the market today", has just been listed on [HitBTC](https://hitbtc.com/exchange/NEXO-to-BTC). This move is expected to bring a lot of investor action as it enters a market with a lot of trading volume. The **[Nexo](https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/nexo/)** token was previously listed on the IDEX decentralized exchange last Wednesday, where it has grabbed a lot of attention, gaining upwards of 84% in value in just a week. The team behind Nexo stated yesterday that the decision to go ahead with the listing had to do with growing demand from investors for access to a bigger trading volume. To be sure, the Nexo team is particularly focused on featuring their token on a regulated exchange. They are working closely with authorities in different jurisdictions to be well positioned to become one of the first ever tokens traded on such an exchange, once one emerges. The reasons for this are stated clearly. Nexo, which brands itself as the “Wall Street” of cryptos, is targeting institutional money, banks, investment funds and the like. These are much more conservative than the average crypto investor, as they trade in extremely regulated markets and have remained mostly out of the cryptocurrency boom due to legal barriers. Being compliant with the regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and operating in an SEC-compliant exchange will certainly give Nexo a lot of exposure with major Wall Street investors. This is definitely one to keep watching. Stay tuned for upcoming alerts and don’t forget to [join our Coinvision Premium](https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=Nexo2) community to be the first to access content about high ROI opportunities like this one. [Subscribe to premium now](https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=Nexo2) and get $34 Ethereum cash back as well as $20 FREE Ethereum when you bring a friend! #**Disclaimer** *We are stating our vision and opinions, we are not giving you financial advice and if you invest in this project it is your full responsibility. You are investing at your own risk. Always invest only what you can afford to lose and try to diversify your investments. Finally, do your own homework and learn about the project use case, roadmap and team.*
**[Important: Become a Coinvision Premium member and join our private community on Discord](https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=ZRXUpdate)** It’s been just over three weeks since [Coinvision’s entry alert about ZRX] (https://www.coinvision.co/articles/premium-0x-zrx-good-entry-point-below-0-0009300-btc?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=ZRXUpdate), the coin that powers the [0X] (https://www.coinvision.co/zrx?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=ZRXUpdate) decentralized cryptocurrency exchange, was sent out to our Premium members. Since then, [ZRX] (https://www.coinvision.co/zrx?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=ZRXUpdate) has mooned by 106% from its 0.000093BTC entry point, crushing through our third target at 0.00019796BTC, and is now resting at 0.00017883 BTC. Take the opportunity to reap the profits and raise your stop-losses. In the meantime, stay tuned for upcoming alerts and don’t forget to [join our Coinvision Premium] (https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=ZRXUpdate) community to be the first to access high ROI signals like this one. [Subscribe to premium now and get $34 Ethereum cash back as well as $20 FREE Ethereum when you bring a friend!] (https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=ZRXUpdate) **Disclaimer** *We are stating our vision and opinions, we are not giving you financial advice and if you invest in this project it is your full responsibility. You are investing at your own risk. Always invest only what you can afford to lose and try to diversify your investments. Finally, do your own homework and learn about the project use case, roadmap and team.*
[Nexo](https://nexo.io/) is offering the world’s first instant crypto-backed loans, so clients can make use of their funds without having to give up on their market positions. The NEXO Tokens are on decentralized exchanges as of last week, pending listing on official exchanges May 10th. There is already quite a bit of FOMO surrounding this Nexo and the way we see it, it could make a run for the USD$1 billion market cap quite quickly. Here is why we are bullish on Nexo: ##**1 - Strong value proposition** Nexo’s value proposition can better be defined as the first ever SmartContract-bound SEC-compliant instant crypto-backed loan. By transferring your crypto assets into your Nexo wallet, you receive an instantaneous loan based on the current market valuation of your digital currencies. For now, the capital is sent to your bank account in Fiat, but as early as July, users will be able to get a free credit card from Nexo to make use of their loan without having to resort to their traditional banks. To be sure, your crypto is still yours and you remain the beneficiary of the value increase they might experience, all the while being able to make use of the capital you had locked up in your investments. The team has even introduced a provision to sell part of your own assets in case you want to take profits on your cryptos to repay the loan. The concept clearly out-performs any other options out there, like future trading or margin lending, as it widely undercuts the risk involved in those types of contracts while allowing the user to retain ownership of their assets. ##**2 - Platform already operating** This is quite a considerable development, particularly if we take into account the fact that the Nexo team managed to deploy their service even before being listed on any exchanges, something that, we risk to say, nearly no blockchain project was able to do. Further, quite a few roadmap landmarks have already been fulfilled, months ahead of plan. ##**3 - Support for multiple tokenized assets as collateral** Their value proposition is not only impacting but wide-reaching within the framework of the future of the tokenized society. In time, any tokenized items, including utility tokens, gaming tokens and cryptocurrencies, will be accepted as collateral for your fiat loan. But it goes even further - almost all asset classes get tokenized, like gold, oil, stocks, real estate, etc. Once tokenized and on the blockchain, it is just a matter of time before Nexo starts accepting them and starts lending against them. For now, Bitcoin and Ethereum are already accepted against loans in both US dollars and Euros. 2018’s third quarter will see the integration of the Japanese Yen as a loan currency as well as the integration of several other cryptocurrencies as accepted collateral. A mobile application for the platform is also soon to follow. ##**4 - Strong and experienced team** Over the last few months, the Nexo team has demonstrated a stoic adherence to deadlines and commitments. They are advised by two leading figures in the blockchain financial ecosystem, Michael Arrington, founder of TechCrunch and digital asset management hedge fund Arrington XRP Capital, and Trevor Koverko, founder and CEO of blockchain-based financial instruments issuing and trading platform Polymath. The project is backed by Credissimo, a FinTech loan-facilitating platform based in Europe that has served millions of clients over the last decade. Two weeks ago, Nexo announced a partnership with Onfido, the company behind the Know Your Customer and Anti-Money Laundering procedures for Coinbase, TransferWise, Revolut and other major market players, providing Nexo’s clients with a streamlined user journey when getting verified for a loan. Another big development has been the fact that BitGo, the world’s leader in custodian services for crypto, is now the partner who hold customer assets for Nexo, ensuring the highest security standards. A much more is coming! ##**5 - Still to be listed on any major exchange** Nexo was listed this week on the IDEX decentralized exchange. From an investment perspective, this seems like the time to buy. Throughout the two days its been trading, Nexo has already climbed considerably from the Private Pre-Sale price of ~USD$0.10, reaching as high as ~USD$0.28, even without a big exchange listing. To be sure, Nexo pays dividends to token holders. 30% of the company’s earnings are distributed to investors, which makes it an even more enticing asset, particularly ahead of being listed on any major exchange, which will take place on the 10th of May. Keep that date in mind. To know more about Nexo you can also check this interview with the founders. Happy trading. ![Nexo Interview](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJFv1ELgD9s&t) ##Disclaimer We are stating our vision and opinions, we are not giving you financial advice and if you invest in this project it is your full responsibility. You are investing at your own risk. Always invest only what you can afford to lose and try to diversify your investments. Finally, do your own homework and learn about the project use case, roadmap and team.
**[Important: This article was sent first to our private community. Become a Coinvision Premium member and join our community on Discord](https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=ALTSFORMAY)** We are back with our selection of coins for the month and, with the markets finally seeming to turn from its bearish wave, it is an exciting time to look at the projects that are most likely to bring you rewards this month. Take a look: ##[Nexo](https://nexo.io/) **What is [Nexo](https://nexo.io/)** To tackle the promising and innovative loan market within the crypto investment ecosystem, the Nexo project has established a platform for crypto-backed loans. The idea is that investors do not miss out on the uptrend of the market due to lack of funds. With Nexo, users can transfer cryptos into the Nexo wallet and instantly receive a loan corresponding to their assets' market valuation. Once the loan is repaid, they regain control of the cryptos used for collateral. **Why we like [Nexo](https://nexo.io/)** This month, here at Coinvision, Nexo is one of our favourites. It only just started trading on the 1st of May on IDEX and for now has remained relatively under the radar for traders, but with a great performance after ICO (+4x). The project’s value proposition is immense, as it will allow crypto investors to retain their positions while making use of their invested capital. As their assets appreciate in the Nexo wallet, so will the loan capital amount that will be made available. Their platform was live even before the exchange listing and their business model is one of the most interesting we have seen in a while. Nexo is going to list on a big exchange on May 10th and we believe it will easily reach TOP 30 of coins by market cap, reason why we see holding as a good strategy. ##[SingularityNET] (https://www.coinvision.co/agi?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=ALTSFORMAY) **What is [SingularityNET] (https://www.coinvision.co/agi?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=ALTSFORMAY)** This is a project we follow closely here at Coinvision. Led by the team behind the Sophia robot, which made headlines last year for its human-like movement and speech capability, SingularityNET is setting up a marketplace to create and monetize artificial intelligence algorithms and services on the blockchain. It has the potential to greatly reduce costs and increase the pace of AI R&D. The platform is operational in Alpha version since last December. **Why we like [SingularityNET] (https://www.coinvision.co/agi?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=ALTSFORMAY)** AGI, the token powering SingularityNET, is in clear accumulation phase and undervalued. After a massive retracement from its all time high above USD$1.8, it seems to be up-ticking in volume and price, although still standing at a humble USD$0.2. The technical indicators are coupled this month with the second version of the platform’s Alpha, which is scheduled for launching this month. It will bring much improved capabilities and operability to SingularityNET, and, with it, investor attention. ##[Republic Protocol] (https://www.coinvision.co/ren?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=ALTSFORMAY) **What is [Republic Protocol] (https://www.coinvision.co/ren?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=ALTSFORMAY)** Republic Protocol is deploying a decentralized dark pool exchange that provides investors with complete security as well as cross-chain trading. The platform will have a hidden order book and match orders through a computational protocol shared among a network of nodes. The system allows for complete privacy and supports atomic swaps between ERC-20 tokens, Ethereum and Bitcoin. **Why we like [Republic Protocol] (https://www.coinvision.co/ren?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=ALTSFORMAY)** Republic Protocol is a very interesting project as it is working on a very advanced decentralized exchange (DEX). DEXs will soon be the future of crypto trading, but the privacy and security focus of the Republic Protocol, in tandem with its support for cross-chain atomic swaps, makes it a strong bet for this growing market. The team is about to deploy its testnet after successfully testing the first network nodes and is launching its trading interface this quarter. It still has a small market cap, but trading volume has been picking up significantly in recent weeks signaling investor interest for the platform’s token, REN. ##[Enigma] (https://www.coinvision.co/eng?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=ALTSFORMAY) **What is [Enigma] (https://www.coinvision.co/eng?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=ALTSFORMAY)** Enigma is a privacy-focused project that is deploying a protocol to allow for data on the blockchain to be shielded from being accessed by third-parties, all the while avoiding the encryption that would make the data unusable for computation. Their aim is to turn Smart Contracts into Secret Contracts, opening the door to a number of privacy-sensitive industries to find solutions in the blockchain. Powered by the ENG token, it has already deployed Catalyst, a Dapp developed using the Enigma protocol that offers a decentralized data-driven crypto-asset investment and research marketplace. **Why we like [Enigma] (https://www.coinvision.co/eng?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=ALTSFORMAY)** Enigma offers a very attractive value proposition while already having a deployed platform with tens of thousands of users. 2018’s second quarter will see the team deploying their main protocol’s testnet, which should be followed by their mainnet in Q3. Also, they will be at the Consensus conference, which takes place in New York between the 14th and 16th of this month, and are slotted to make an announcement, which should gather considerable investor attention. At the same time, ENG is starting to show signs of strength after a 90% price retracement, with growing volumes and a slight price uptick. ##[Stratis](https://www.coinvision.co/strat?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=ALTSFORMAY) **What is [Stratis](https://www.coinvision.co/strat?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=ALTSFORMAY)?** Stratis has been developed to be a side-chain supporting blockchain. With a blockchain-as-a-service mentality, the platform allows other projects to develop their own applications on their own independent side-chains. It uses APIs as a way to access the side-chain, which overcomes issues of network maintenance and traffic. Because it has been designed in C#, a much more popularly known language than Solidity that was used to build Ethereum, Stratis offers an easy and reliable platform for developers to build their apps in. **Why we like [Stratis](https://www.coinvision.co/strat?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=ALTSFORMAY)** Stratis has been a sleeping giant for a while. After a price peak at over USD$20 in January, the STRAT token has retraced back to below USD$4 before a slight bounce to USD$7, where it stands now. The token is following a sustained upward trend that should greatly accelerate once the team launches its new ICO-dedicated platform. Scheduled for the 9th of May, this platform will greatly streamline crowd sales for blockchain projects and should bring a lot of attention from investors. Smart Contract launch is also not far in the horizon, so stay tuned. ##[Banca] (https://www.coinvision.co/banca?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=ALTSFORMAY) **What is [Banca] (https://www.coinvision.co/banca?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=ALTSFORMAY)** Banca is a recently launched blockchain project that is setting up a decentralized investment bank. Claiming to be “The Wall Street on Blockchain”, the project combines a community with technical and financial expertise with Artificial Intelligence and Big Data management to provide users with a personalized investment banking platform for the crypto market. **Why we like [Banca] (https://www.coinvision.co/banca?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=ALTSFORMAY)** Banca has been trading for a little more than a month now. Currently, the greater majority of the volume is being traded on HitBTC and, after a slight uptick last week to a humble USD$0.005, it is now trading at USD$0.004, or less than half a cent. Right now, it is still fairly under the radar, with a pretty small market cap at less than USD$50 million. That is likely to dramatically change as the team releases their CoinAI system, which will allow users to conduct in-depth analysis and obtain predictions for the future trend of digital tokens, on May 31st. ##[Apex](https://www.coinvision.co/cpx?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=ALTSFORMAY) **What is [Apex](https://www.coinvision.co/cpx?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=ALTSFORMAY)** The APEX Network is addressing the corporate data-hoarding practice that has been so present in today’s public debate. The aim of the project is to reverse the current centralization of consumer-related information by giving the user the ability to monetize its own data. The team is building a business-to-consumer platform where individuals have the opportunity to sell their own data directly to the companies and brands that want to collect it. **Why we like [Apex](https://www.coinvision.co/cpx?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=ALTSFORMAY)** Apex will be running a masternode-based network, a feature that has recently received great attention from the blockchain community as a fairly inexpensive way of receiving passive income. Their token CPX has been trading for just about two weeks on the relatively small LBank exchange, but has already experienced an almost 100% rise. Not a spike, but a consistent and sustained growth. At less than USD$0.30, it is still at a very interesting entry point. ##[TRON](https://www.coinvision.co/trx?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=ALTSFORMAY) **What is [TRON](https://www.coinvision.co/trx?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=ALTSFORMAY)?** The only TOP 10 coin of this month's selection, TRON claims to be one of the the largest blockchain-based operating systems in the world. The platform targets a new decentralized approach to the entertainment sector, allowing for peer-to-peer exchange and monetization for content creators, which are currently dependent on structures like Google Play or the Apple Store. **Why we like [TRON](https://www.coinvision.co/trx?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=ALTSFORMAY)?** TRON seems to have reached the end of an accumulation phase about a week ago and has been having consistent gains over this period, which is expected to continue in the coming weeks. The team introduced "super representatives" this month as an entity in their self-governance system and is undertaking a considerable three million token airdrop this week, bringing quite a bit of attention from investors to this growing community. As the project moves towards deploying its mainnet in the near future, value growth is expected to further accelerate. ##Bonus: [ARK](https://www.coinvision.co/ark?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=ALTSFORMAY) **What is [ARK](https://www.coinvision.co/ark?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=ALTSFORMAY)** ARK is developing an overarching blockchain ecosystem with the horizon view of fully democratizing access to blockchain technology for the masses. The team is deploying a sandbox system that will allow users and businesses to build their own blockchains in just a few clicks, by cloning ARK’s original blockchain code. **Why we like [ARK](https://www.coinvision.co/ark?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=ALTSFORMAY)** ARK has the release of its Core V2 system scheduled for Q2 2018. There is no exact date for the launch, but one thing is certain, once the system is deployed there will be a lot of attention and money focusing on ARK, so keep your eyes open. And there you go. This is our selection for this month, which promises to be a profitable on. As always, we will continue to send you updates, alerts and interesting articles tracking the best crypto market opportunities, so stay tuned. Happy trading. **[Get these and other exclusive alerts by becoming a Coinvision Premium member and join our private community on Discord] (https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=ALTSFORMAY)** ##Disclaimer *We are stating our vision and opinions, we are not giving you financial advice and if you invest in this project it is your full responsibility. You are investing at your own risk. Always invest only what you can afford to lose and try to diversify your investments. Finally, do your own homework and learn about the project use case, roadmap and team.*
**[Important: Become a Coinvision Premium member and join our private community on Discord to discuss Bitcoin in dept](https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=bitcoinmay)** Bitcoin trying to beat the stronger resistances of ~9850 to reach another strong resistance of 10k, for now we closed yesterday above the non-log ascending resistance. It's a good signal but now BTC is retesting that pierced upper diagonal support line, volume is good but we're seeing a bearish divergence on the 1h and a diamond pattern, meaning it might fall to 9420, testing the 1h Ichimoku cloud resistance and the 100 H EMA. On the 1D, we need to close above the diagonal resistance (non-log chart) and see if the volume increases a bit from the previous peak at 9683 (where the top corner of the ascending triangle is). On the 1D: - 9850-10k resistance also corresponds to the 200 D MA price resistance, the most important one to beat if we are to re-enter a bull market - 1D EMA cross of 20/50 was crossed a few days ago which is a good signal - Volume is not great though and has been declining on this waiting for confirmation - RSI is currently showing a possibility of having a bearish div that might lead to the bottom of touching the bottom of the shor term yellow triangle ascending support line - MACD is above the zero line and crossed up yesterday for today which is great - Wave trend also has an enter signal and DMI still positive and ADX purple line still above 25. - MFI retracing a bit which confirms the "waiting" for the confirmation above the - Price inside the Ichimoku Cloud, which makes as neutral and waiting, 8300 is the support line for the cloud which almost matches the ~8220 level of the 50 Days MA, TK didn't cross up though, the lines are almost touching, that will be also a great bullish signal if it happens as they are converging. [Click here to check this analysis](https://www.tradingview.com/x/7TbhfTH9/) All in all, we feel more bullish than before, lots of momentum on the sentiment as well with lots of developments on lots of projects and regulation not cracking down a lot, May 7th will see a decision on ETH for whether it is a security or not, that also might lead to a waiting game on BTC before moving up strongly with ETH leading in case the SEC decides for it not being a security.
**[Important: Become a Coinvision Premium member and join our private community on Discord](https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=RealCryptoUse)** Do you stay up at night wondering what a beautiful world it will be when cryptocurrencies rise and overtake the current archaic financial system we live in? If you believe in the future of blockchain technology, then you have probably wondered what a tokenized, frictionless, decentralized world might look like. For now, most media coverage seems to indicate that only crazy speculators and criminals invest in cryptos. Admittedly, the explosive volatility of the markets and the “in development” status of the vast majority of the projects that issued tokens in recent months make the use of cryptos for real world activities relatively difficult... but not impossible. Here are some of the opportunities that already exist for using cryptos in the real economy. #Crypto e-commerce Obviously the online world has always been more accepting of payments in [Bitcoin] (https://www.coinvision.co/btc?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=RealCryptoUse), [Ethereum] (https://www.coinvision.co/eth?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=RealCryptoUse) and other cryptocurrencies. Particularly in privacy-centered activities, like the adult entertainment sector, the anonymity provided by crypto payments is appealing. The latest of such moves was underpinned by popular pornography site pornhub.com, which this week broke a partnership with [Verge] (https://www.coinvision.co/xvg?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=RealCryptoUse) to start accepting payments in the project’s native token, XVG. The surprising announcement seems to have received little support from the markets with XVG dropping significantly as a result, even as Pornhub stated that it already received several thousand payments in Verge. The adult entertainment site joins an extensive list of adult sites accepting cryptos. Beyond porn, the gaming industry was one of the first sectors to integrate this new form of payment on its platforms. Green Man Gaming and BigFishGames have long accepted Bitcoin and Ethereum for its titles, but more recently, Microsoft also opened the door to crypto holders to purchase games on its Xbox and Windows store. Expedia for transport and accommodation arrangements, Overstock for electronics and appliances and CheapAir for flights, are other great examples of how you can use cryptos for day to day expenses, bypassing credit card fees and the need for third party bank services. Other companies, such as bloomberg.com, also allow you to pay for their premium services using cryptos, and the tendency seems to be spreading quickly. However, outside of the e-commerce world, possibilities are also growing everyday for the use of cryptos. #Bitcoin morning coffee In Canada, you can buy KFC with Bitcoin. Subway has also been accepting Bitcoin for their sandwiches for a while now. TV channels like Fashion tv and Playboy TV now accept several cryptocurrencies as a way of paying for ad spaces or pay-per-view content. The American supermarket chain Whole Foods also started to accept Bitcoin for its customers’ purchases. These are daily, casual transactions that are becoming natural amongst the general population, step by step. It will take a while, but as systems become more user friendly, with no more than a QR code scan necessary to transfer the exact amount to the retailer, we should quickly witness an expansion of services accepting cryptos. Other exciting examples include real estate purchasing in the United Kingdom’s division of the RE/MAX real estate company. In Poland, T-Mobile allows you to pay for your mobile phone top-ups with cryptos. One Shot Hotels in Spain and Clink Hostels in the UK also accept digital currencies as payment for accommodation. The consultancy company PWC’s Hong Kong offices now accepts Bitcoin in exchange for its services and In Front Digital, one of the UK’s biggest digital marketing agencies, has also made the move towards the decentralized currency world. JM Bullion, an American precious metals dealer, allows you to buy gold and other metals using Bitcoin. In Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Faculdade de Informática e Administração Paulista now allows students to pay for some of its courses using cryptos, joining a growing list of high-education institutions adhering to the crypto revolution. A shout out is due to the great Icelandic singer Bjork who accepted Bitcoin from fans trying to buy her latest and fittingly named album “Utopia”. Also, a farm in the US has been allowing you to buy Alpaca socks with Bitcoin for years. This means that your grandmother can pay for your Christmas gift in crypto, and that is just wonderful. It is true that mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies is still a while away, but generally, the signs of change are all around us and growing in numbers. Bitcoin, with all its known scalability and transaction price limitations, continues to be the most widely adhered to crypto. Perhaps most significantly, the US states of Arizona and Georgia are pushing legislation to be able to accept tax payments in cryptos. What a push that would be for adoption. And of course, the emergence of state-backed cryptos like the Russian and Venezuelan governments are planning to do, would bring adoption to mainstream use to a whole new level, while jeopardizing most of what the decentralized economy is trying to accomplish, but that is a story for another time. Stay tuned for upcoming pieces on the Petro and other state-cryptos as well as a look at Bitcoin ATMs and the answer to the question “what are they good for?”. In the meantime, with all these ideas about how to spend your cryptos, why not take a look at [how to get an extra income paid in digital currencies] (https://www.coinvision.co/articles/how-to-get-an-extra-income-paid-in-cryptocurrencies?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=RealCryptoUse)?
***[Important: Become a Coinvision Premium member and join our private community on Discord](https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=ICOsMay)*** As April brushes us into what seems to be a more uplifting period for the crypto world, it is that time of the month again to take a look at the new projects coming on the market and launching initial coin offerings in the short-term. Here is our selection of the four ICOs to follow in the coming weeks: ##[QuarkChain](https://quarkchain.io/) **What is [QuarkChain](https://quarkchain.io/)?** QuarkChain is combining DLT with sharding technology to produce a permissionless high-capacity peer-to-peer transactional system. The use of sharding as a more efficient way of information indexing and storing allows QuarkChain to process over a million transactions per second which, once deployed, would far outdo any other blockchain platform today. The project is weak miner-friendly, allowing individual miners to contribute to the network effectively without joining mining pools, further promoting decentralization. **Why we like [QuarkChain](https://quarkchain.io/)** QuarkChain’s tech combo between DLT and Sharding is a further leap towards the optimization of blockchain for financial transactions and has the potential to vastly lower transaction times and costs. Its focus on decentralization is relevant for security issues, making attacks harder to perform, as well as for governance. However, it is in the unprecedented amount of transactions processed per second that QuarkChain has the potential to take blockchain to world-wide commercial standards and highly accelerate wide adoption. This is one of the most promising ICOs of the year so far. Venture Capital funds from the US to China are all over this one already, so you don’t want to miss out. ##[Global Reit](https://goo.gl/2X9jMc) **What is [Global Reit](https://goo.gl/2X9jMc)?** The Dubai-based Global Reit project is bringing real estate investment trusts (REIT) to the blockchain. In essence, this gives real estate investors the ability to invest without the requirement of purchasing a whole property. Global REIT will acquire the real estate assets (in this case, their first target is a hotel in Dubai worth USD$75 million secured on a multi-year 8% yield contract) and token holders will own a portion of the assets in accordance with the amount of tokens they hold, receiving dividends from that investment. Investors will receive two utility tokens, one to participate in the Fund Manager, the GREM, and the other referring to the asset under management called GRET. Global REIT is also the first sharia-compliant REIT on the blockchain, opening the door to the wide muslim investment market. **Why we like [Global Reit](https://globalreit.io/)** REIT funds are a well established concept in the United States but remain a fairly new development within investment markets across the world. Bringing this sort of investment mechanism to the blockchain opens a new market of crypto investors that can now acquire a token to become real estate investors. It is very likely that the idea of owning a “real” asset in the form of real estate that backs the tokens will be appealing to investors, as will the dividends paid monthly in USDTether to all token holders. This one has a high profitability potential. ##[Nuggets](https://nuggets.life/alpha-whitelist.html) **What is [Nuggets](https://nuggets.life/alpha-whitelist.html)?** Nuggets is a blockchain-enabled payments and ID service that takes personal data security to the next level, using DLT capabilities. The platform, will provide users with a biometric tool they can use to log in to websites, securely make e-commerce payments or verifying their identify, while neither storing or sharing their data. In fact, the truly revolutionary value proposal of nuggets lies in the way the data is stored in the blockchain and solely managed by the user. Users can easily define exactly how much, if any, of their information is made available to any third party at any time. **Why we like [Nuggets](https://nuggets.tokenhub.com/)** Privacy and consumer centred projects have perhaps never been as relevant as they are today. Nuggets is tackling the issue of vast and vulnerable corporate databases of personal data by giving the power back to the user, which in itself is a very selable idea. The new level of security and control the platform offers will certainly revolutionize the way we manage data online and interact with commercial third parties. Within this structure, not even Nuggets employees can access your data. The platform has been getting a lot of traction, including a mention in the list of Europe’s Retail Tech Top 50 list compiled by Millennial 20/20 and Cognizant, and it is likely to draw much attention when the ICO goes live on May 1st. ##[nOS](https://nos.io/) **What is [nOS](https://nos.io/)?** nOS is a new transparency-focused DApp-developing platform running on the NEO blockchain. Through nOS, developers can easily access a sort of virtual operating system with a user-friendly desktop and mobile interface, that gives them access to an open, transparent, and immutable back-end code, structured on an Universal Smart Contract that supports a number of back-end features. The platform exclusively uses NEO’s GAS to power its own systems, automatically converting it into the necessary tokens with no intervention needed from the user. **Why we like [nOS](https://nos.io/)** nOS’s easy to operate interface for decentralized application development offers a great resource for the expansion of developers’ access to blockchain based project development. Despite the fact that the ICO will not take place until Q3 2018, the amount of hype around this crowd sale justifies us talking about it so early on. The project already has a working service on Github and will soon release its own testnet for applications. Keep this one on your calendar! There you go. These are our suggestions for upcoming crowd token sales. As always, we will be back soon with fresh projects you should be looking at and consider investing in. With so many ICOs out there, we know its difficult to identify the good opportunities, so stay tuned to Coinvision’s updates, which will help you sort through the good the bad and the ugly in the blockchain ecosystem. Happy trading. ##Disclaimer *We are stating our vision and opinions, we are not giving you financial advice and if you invest in this project it is your full responsibility. You are investing at your own risk. Always invest only what you can afford to lose and try to diversify your investments. Finally, do your own homework and learn about the project use case, roadmap and team.*
**[Important: Become a Coinvision Premium member and join our private community on Discord](https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=stablecoins)** Have you ever heard that joke about the Zimbabwean mother that goes out to buy bread? No, well, it goes something like this: A mother wakes up one day in Harare, Zimbabwe, and goes to the bakery to buy bread. Due to Zimbabwe’s crippling skyrocketing inflation she takes a shopping cart and fills it to the brim with bank notes, for that’s exactly how much bread cost, yesterday afternoon. However, when she gets to the bakery the price of bread has once again gone up by 5% and so, she is short on money. She parks her cart full of bills in front of the bakery and goes back home for the remaining cash. When she gets back, however (albeit none surprisingly) she has been a victim of theft. Ill-intended actors have stolen her shopping cart, but left all the bills behind. There is one single important image to take from this poorly-elaborated story. The shopping cart represented a more stable store of value than the Zimbabwean dollar. Now you care about cryptos and believe you are witnessing the biggest financial revolution in generations, but perhaps haven't taken the time to address the issue of price stability and how it hinders mainstream application of blockchain tech. For cryptocurrencies to be considered currencies, in the traditional sense, they should fulfil three essential functions: being a medium of exchange, a unit of account, and a store of value. Cryptocurrencies are very good as a medium of exchange, cheap, trustworthy, quick, but are poor as means of storing value. That is due to their price volatility. While the crypto world continues to be dominated by highly unpredictable currencies, their use for long-term financial activities, like loans, credit notes, and any sort of investment is extremely limited. Hence the need for or dream of the stable coin. **What are stable coins?** The definition of stable coin, as the name so obviously indicates, are cryptocurrencies that retain a constant value, in contrast to most tokens, which see price gains and losses of over 10% on a regular day. They are considered the single most important untaken step towards the practical widespread use of cryptos for everyday financial transactions, from paying for coffee to buying a new car. Their relevance however, is pegged to long-term predictability. For companies to issue long-term loans to individuals, provide health insurance or make long-term investments, which are the basis of modern day economic systems, they need to be able to predict return on investment and be sure they will not face unsustainable price highs or derailing price losses. Until we can have a strong stable coin in the crypto universe, cryptos will always be a target of speculation and keep away a myriad of risk averse individuals and businesses. **What models of stable coins are there?** So far, three different models of stable coin have been tried, with challenges and advantages inherent to each of them: ** Stable coin collateralised by fiat ** The simplest and most functional form of stable coin in existence today is achieved by fiat collateralisation. There is to say that a company will issue as many tokens as the amount of fiat currency it has in a bank account on a one to one ratio. This system is resistant to crashes and volatility as its value is dependent on the value of the real-world currency it is pegged to, that is, as long as you believe the company issuing the tokens is not overstepping its boundaries. Well known examples of this sort of stable coin are [Tether](https://www.coinvision.co/usdt?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=stablecoin) and [TrueUSD](https://www.coinvision.co/tusd?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=stablecoin), which are backed by US dollars. For each of these tokens in circulation there is one US dollar in the companies coffers. The problem with this system is that the issuer controls the system and the holder must believe that the issuer not only actually holds the collateral in full, but that it will be willing to trade it back, doubts that surround [Tether](https://www.coinvision.co/usdt?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=stablecoin) and other such organisations to this day. **Stable coin collateralised by crypto** Now, cryptos collateralised by other cryptos are a bit trickier, because if you back a stable crypto with, let's say [Monero](https://www.coinvision.co/xmr?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=stablecoin), the stable coin will be subject to Monero’s volatility. That will not do. In order to reduce the level of volatility, a coin can be over-collateralised. This means that for each USD$100 of the stable coin, the issuing company will deposit USD$200 worth of Monero. A protocol can be established that if [Monero](https://www.coinvision.co/xmr?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=stablecoin) ever goes below the initial established value of the stable coin, in this case USD$100, that coin can be automatically liquidated into Monero, but that leaves the investor once again exposed to volatility. This system offers are considerable gains in decentralisation and trust, since the collateralisation and liquidation are inscribed into an automated smart contract, but it is hardly a full proof solution against volatility and it implies considerable investment to over collateralise the coin. The most well known such coin today is the [DAI](https://www.coinvision.co/dai?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=stablecoin), which is collateralised by Ether. **Non-collateralised stable coin** Finally we have the most ambitious and complex model of them all, the stable coin that is not collateralised by anything. The idea here is to model a smart contract as a central bank issuing coin. If the demand for the coin is high and the price starts to rise, the smart contract can issue more coin and sell in the market pressuring the price of the coin down. If the demand is low, the smart contract can buy the coins in the market and burn them to reduce supply and bring the price back up. The earnings of creating and selling new coin in the open market are expected to offset the cost of buying back coin for burning in order to raise the price. The idea is very appealing as it could really represent a challenge to the current fiat system. There are a few drawbacks though. If the market pressure goes down continuously, the contract might run out of funds to continue to buy coins in the open market, which would leave the coin again open to volatility or even complete crash. Like in the case of Basecoin, a non-collateralised stable coin, the contract can sell bonds to coin holders which pay a dividend on top of the principal price in order to continue to buy coins and push the price up. However, the issuing of the bons is dependant on the holder’s belief in the future of the currency. In this way, the system is dependent on a continued economic and system growth, which, while common amongst most world fiat currencies, is not a given. Further, the currency’s ability to resist these downward market pressures would be difficult to analyse, and it would demand a considerable amount of initial capital to deploy until it reached the desired balance. However, non-collateralised stable coins would be a sort of holy grail for cryptos. They would be fully independent from fiat and even other currencies, and above all, independent of any political system or currency policy imposed by central banks. **Stable coins 2018: what to expect** It is difficult to say when these or other projects will find solutions for the challenges that the widespread dissemination of stable coins still faces. It is certain that a number of projects are trying hard to come up with answers. Others in the crypto world believe the pursuit of stable coins is a fool’s run, an impossible task, or even an undesirable one at that. Certainly, we will see many more projects emerge in this sector throughout the year. In a time of downward pressures in the market stable coins start to sound like a better idea than when [Bitcoin](https://www.coinvision.co/btc?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=stablecoin) was skyrocketing. [Nubits](https://www.coinvision.co/usnbt?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=stablecoin), for instance, another coin pegged to the dollar, saw its market capitalisation skyrocket in January. After it had been mostly ignored by investors since its inception in 2014, its market capitalisation went from under USD$1 million to over USD$14 million in 5 days. Articles in the media heralded it as the real threat to fiat currencies, and then, in mid-march, its USD$1 stable coin started to stumble and lost over 60% of its value in three weeks. It now trades at USD$0.31. This and other examples tell us that the road my still be a bumpy one in the quest for the truly stable coin. However, at the speed that the crypto world changes it is fair to assume that sooner or later an innovative solution will make an effectively stable, trustless, and sustainable coin a reality.
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***[Important: Become a Coinvision Premium member and join our private community on Discord](https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=coinsapril)*** Spring is here! The weather is warmer, the birds are singing and picnics in the park are only a few weeks away. Well, at least in some parts of the world as South of Europe or the West Coast in the United States. March was not a kind month for the crypto world, which seems to be going through an extended breathing period after a rollercoaster of a winter. Under this scenario, it is more important than ever to be picky about what projects you support. Here are our picks for April, enjoy: ##[Ethereum](https://www.coinvision.co/eth?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=coinsapril) **What is [Ethereum](https://www.coinvision.co/eth?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=coinsapril)** Within the exception of the complete newbies, this one needs little introduction. Ethereum is the second biggest cryptocurrency live today, after Bitcoin. Besides being several times quicker that the original Bitcoin blockchain, Ethereum was the first to support smart contracts, which allows for the deployment of decentralized apps on top of its ecosystem, among many other things. Nearly all blockchain projects that are developing Dapps have launched their ICOs and services on top of the Ethereum network. **Why we like [Ethereum](https://www.coinvision.co/eth?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=coinsapril)** Ethereum has had a rough few months. While the project maintains its fundamental role within the blockchain ecosystem, being the support of the majority of the tokens in the market today, it has been struggling. Since its all time high of over USD$1400 in mid-January, the market’s second most valuable coin has fallen by USD$1000 and now stands at around $400. This has been the worst performing months in the coin’s history, but now, all indicators show that this is about to change. Spring will be Ethereum’s time to bloom once again. ##[Xuma](http://www.xuma.network/) **What is [Xuma](http://www.xuma.network/)** Xuma is building a blockchain-agnostic decentralized database that is designed to unify access to data. What this means is that the Xuma protocol will provide a storage solution for developers and users that can work on multiple blockchains in a trustless, private and secure manner with no operational downtime. **Why we like [Xuma](http://www.xuma.network/)** Xuma remains relatively unknown to the crypto community, only being traded on Graviex, a recent exchange with HQ in Russia. The reason we are picking this one out, and the reason this project has caught the attention of everyone in the Coinvision community is because it supports and is supported by Masternodes, which at the time of writing are yielding over 1000% ROI per year. This feature, along with the company’s strong value proposition and very recent listing in the exchanges, makes it, for us, a hidden gem that will soon moon in value. ##[Bee Token](https://www.beetoken.com/) **What is [Bee Token](https://www.beetoken.com/)** The Bee Token is making use of the blockchain to offer new and better solutions for the home-sharing economy. The system bypasses the need for a central authority like the one needed for AirBnB to work, allowing the hosts and guests to interact on a peer-to-peer basis and lowering the platform’s fees to nearly zero. The company’s platform, Beenest, is already operational and offers a number of accomodation options in several Californian cities, for which users pay using the native BEE. **Why we like [Bee Token](https://www.beetoken.com/)** We have been following Bee Token since its ICO in January. Last weekend, the company signed strategic partnerships with three major California-based tech events to allow attendees to book rooms through the Beenest platform at discounted rates, in another important step towards broader use. However, what really attracted our attention to this coin this month is timing. The Bee Token distribution has ended, which means that if there is a dump coming, it will occur in the next few days, and will represent a good opportunity to buy. ##[ælf](https://www.coinvision.co/elf?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=coinsapril) **What is [ælf](https://www.coinvision.co/elf?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=coinsapril)** Ælf is a decentralized self-evolving cloud computing network that powers a “highly efficient multi-chain parallel-processing system”. Now, what this means is that Ælf’s blockchain will operate like a central operating system that will support multiple side chains running besides it. This will allow developers to build their own customizable Dapps with full scalability and no speed restrictions created for specific purposes. In a way, it operates as a Linux for the blockchain. **Why we like [ælf](https://www.coinvision.co/elf?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=coinsapril)** ELF, the coin powering the Ælf ecosystem, is in clear accumulation zone. It has witnessed considerable in trading volume in the past few days, while the price still remains depressed and stagnated at around USD$0.50, which indicates a bounce waiting to happen. Beyond the technical analysis, in May the team is scheduled to deploy its operating system as well as its mainnet, which will bring a lot of investor attention to this token. ##[DRGN](https://www.coinvision.co/drgn?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=coinsapril) **What is [DRGN](https://www.coinvision.co/drgn?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=coinsapril)** DRGN is the token that powers the Dragonchain ecosystem. Developed at Disney’s Seattle offices under an incubator program, Dragonchain is, in essence, a platform that aims to simplify the integration of business services and applications within the blockchain ecosystem. It is data protection-focused and developer centred, allowing for the use of the most common programming languages like python, Java or C# for the development of Dapps. **Why we like [DRGN](https://www.coinvision.co/drgn?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=coinsapril)** This month, the technical analysis is looking ripe for DRGN, which is going through an accumulation phase. Last week it recorded a slight pump but at current prices and indicators there is considerable space for growth. At the end of this month, the team will implement its Proof of Work system, the smart contracts library and its currency and block aggregation protocol, which will bring a lot of investor attention to a project that has already succeeded in bringing on the media spotlight upon itself. ##[AUGUR](https://www.coinvision.co/rep?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=coinsapril) **What is [AUGUR](https://www.coinvision.co/rep?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=coinsapril)** User-generated information input for market price prediction, in a sentence, that is what defines the Augur ecosystem. REP token holders contribute real world information that they believe will have impact on the markets into AUGUR’s contracts. While the contributing users receive financial incentives for contributing to the network, other participants are also incentivized to correct those contributions if they believe them to be incorrect. The result is an oracle that is constantly fed and corrected by a hive-mind sort of system, which allows it to make predictions on where the markets will go. **Why we like [AUGUR](https://www.coinvision.co/rep?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=coinsapril)** After going through a difficult dead cross, AUGUR’s technical analysis suggests the token is preparing to rise again over the next few weeks. A clear accumulation phase is underway and while the value might still stumble slightly over the coming weeks the end of the month should see a considerable spike in the token’s value. ##[Lunyr](https://www.coinvision.co/lun?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=coinsapril) **What is [Lunyr](https://www.coinvision.co/lun?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=coinsapril)** Imagine the wikipedia with decentralized servers and reward systems for reviewers and writers. That is what Lunyr is building, a decentralized and incorruptible library of human knowledge fed by user generated content and backed by a strong peer-review system. Contributors and reviewers are rewarded in LUN for their work. Their long-term game is the deployment of an application programming interface based around the platform’s accumulated knowledge, which should open new realms in the development of artificial intelligence-based and other advanced Dapps. **Why we like [Lunyr](https://www.coinvision.co/lun?utm_source=Content&utm_campaign=coinsapril)** Over the last few months, Lunyr’s team has proven to be absolutely unstoppable. New announcements succeed each other at high speed and their adherence to their road map and goals, as well as strong community gives trust to investors, so it is a strong long term investment by every mean. The company has just released has just released its native Dapp for OSX and Linux, with the windows version coming soon, and is preparing the launch of its Nebula update in the coming weeks. From a TA perspective, the first days of April have seen an upsurge in volume while maintaining depressed prices at under USD$8, which is a sign of an impending mooning. There you go! These are our picks for this month. Hopefully it will be a brighter ride than last month, but with cryptos you never know. So, as always, do your own research and invest only what you are willing to lose. We will be back soon with updates as the month goes by. Happy trading! ##Disclaimer *We are stating our vision and opinions, we are not giving you financial advice and if you invest in this project it is your full responsibility. You are investing at your own risk. Always invest only what you can afford to lose and try to diversify your investments. Finally, do your own homework and learn about the project use case, roadmap and team.*
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Mining farms have turned the mining of major currencies into a strangely centralized and high-roller game, where rewards have become uninteresting for individual users running the software on a laptop. However, other options exist. Recently, hosting masternodes (MN) to support blockchain networks has become a popular and more profitable way to make a passive income and be involved in the crypto world, normally without a major initial investment. ##What are masternodes? Think of a full node wallet. If you hold ethereum you have, at a certain point, likely downloaded a Misk wallet that took two weeks to sync and occupied around 60% of your available disk space, which you eventually deleted after researching where it was being stored to start with. Master nodes are basically full node wallets with a higher level of functionality. They are capable of supporting instant transaction records, off-chain anonymization or decentralized governance, amongst other services, depending on the coin or project in case. Lack of incentive and technical barriers have caused a decline in the number of full node wallets on the different networks. This poses several risks as it makes the network more centralized and vulnerable to attacks. In that sense MNs represent a refreshing solution to this problem, as they incentivize the community to support the network and its services by rewarding users with tokens. In a sense, hosting master nodes is the safer and smarter type of crypto investment you can make, if your day job does not allow you to be a successful day trader. ##How do they work? For MNs to function, the host must lock away a certain amount of tokens in a watchable wallet. This serves the purpose of assuring the Bona Fide of the hosts as the capital could be lost if a malicious attempt is made against the network. It also prevents excessive centralization of MNs, which could endanger the network. Each project demands a different number of tokens. In a way, this acts as a Proof-of-Stake style operation, but the MN system is also used by projects that operate with the more traditional Proof-of-Work system. There are several projects for which users can host MNs for, like Dash ($DASH), ChainCoin ($CHC), Stratis ($STRAT), PIVX ($PIVX) or Xuma ($XMX), to name just a few, all with different particularities. As it starts operating, the network yields tokens as a reward for the services performed by the node. Dash MNs yield DASH, Xuma MNs yield XMX, and so on. ##How much do they cost? While hardly as expensive as setting up a mining rig, MN hosting entails some investment. First, the host will have to acquire the necessary coins on an exchange to run the MN. Here the cost varies considerably. Xuma for instance, requires 10,000 tokens for the MN to operate, which right now is worth a bit north of USD$300. Some can cost as little as USD$80, some can cost several thousand dollars, all with varying levels of return on investment, which you can check [here](https://masternodes.online/currencies/XMX/). Also, setting up a masternode on your laptop can be a bit technical and you might have to brush off on your tech skills. Otherwise, you can opt for hosting your MN in a Virtual Private Server (VPS), which will set you back about USD$60 per year. Vultr is one of the most popular ones but there are many others to choose from. This is a particularly convenient solution as MNs need to be online 24 hours per day to receive the rewards. ##Which coin to choose? If Dash was the first project to function with Masternode system in 2014, many more have emerged since. This means that after deciding that you want to host an MN, you will have to choose which network to support. How to do this? Well, the first issue to consider is return on investment (ROI) and entry cost. [Here](https://masternodes.online/), you can see which coin better fits your investor profile. Some projects have return rates in the thousands, meaning you can pay your investment in just a few weeks - with the obvious catch that the the project might not even have enough volume. Once you pick one, or two, go on to the project’s website. Check their white paper and road map, check out what people are saying on social media and internet forums like bitcointalk, make sure the project, and its community, are active. In sum, do your own research. If you are satisfied with the cost/ROI ratio and feel confident about the project you are supporting, you are good to go. Follow the project’s guide to set up the node and you can sleep better knowing that with every passing hour you are cashing in on your investment. Sweet dreams. **Important: Want to discover the best masternode coins and learn how to set them up? 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In tumultuous times for the Altcoin market it is important to focus on the technology's added value and long-term prospects, rather than on what the current trade price might be, while choosing which projects to support. Here is our pick of four initial coin offerings launched by projects we think have the technological value to deserve your attention. **Important: Join the conversation on Coinvision's private community on Discord and get access to unlimited premium alerts with good coins and ICOs. [Didn't join us yet? Click here to become a Coinvision Premium member.](https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=content&utm_medium=bot&utm_campaign=icomarch)** ##[FICNetwork](https://ficnetwork.com/en) **What it is** The blockchain universe has grown to be worth several hundred billion dollars over the last year and has promised to change the way we understand money and finance, and yet, it still lacks a financial infrastructure that allows users to receive income, access credit or loans and securitize debt. That is what FICNetwork, which is now launching its ICO, is bringing to the blockchain. **Why we like it** FICNetwork is bringing the market of complex financial products and mechanisms to the blockchain, a sector that globally is worth around USD$230 trillion. The platform will bring enormous value to users, as they will be able to access loans, bonds, collateralized loan obligations, loan syndication, credit default swaps or futures, in both fiat and cryptos. It will also allow traditional financial institutions to adapt to the cryptocurrency market, a fundamental tool in bringing the world’s economy to the blockchain. Try their demo app on the website. ##[Open Platform](https://www.openfuture.io/) **What it is** Another welcome development in the blockchainization of our economy is brought to you by Open Platform. The project is bridging the gap in app payment infrastructure for on-chain payments. By providing the necessary architecture for the app's front-end to communicate with the back-end ledger-interacting code, the platform has the potential to greatly expand on the capabilities of crypto-wallets and allow for a much smoother introduction of crypto-payments in the real economy. **Why we like it** Open Platform does not really offer a blockchain, or is it launched on any specific blockchain. What the team is offering is a sort of digital scaffolding, which is deployable on any blockchain, that is able to easily bridge front and back-end with on-chain interactions for Dapps, even if their token will be running on Ethereum. The added value of this is tremendous as it would propel crypto tokens away from the “lack of practical use” label. ##[Hedera Hashgraph](www.hederahashgraph.com) **What it is** Hashgraph markets itself as a Blockchain 3.0 project. The platform offers a trustless ecosystem to securely collaborate and transact online without the need for a third party, much like the blockchain. However, through the use of hashgraph technology, the platform will provide all the features of the blockchain but with faster, cheaper, safer and miner-less transactions. **Why we like it** There is a lot of hype around this ICO and for good reason. The team behind describes the project as the future of blockchain, and they might just be right. Once deployed, a platform like Hashgraph should be able to overcome many of blockchain's limitations, and support uses like multiplayer gaming, stock market transactions, micro-payments and in-app purchases, which remain outside the realm of blockchain today. This one can be a game changer. ##[Virtue Poker](https://virtue.poker/) **What it is** Virtue Poker is bringing the multi-billion-dollar online poker industry to the blockchain. It leverages the advantages of the blockchain to address issues of “game fairness and security of player funds”. The project is launching on the Ethereum blockchain and will feature provably random shuffling, cryptographically secure cards and overcome the need for a player to ever have to deposit money on a website, as the funds are stored in the users’ wallets and disbursed by smart contract. **Why we like it** Virtue Poker is tackling a USD$2.5 billion market, which that is expected to double in size by 2021, by providing fundamental solutions for the industry’s current security and privacy issues. The project has been incubated into the major Dapp developer Consensys, boasts a strong development team and counts between its advisors well-known Ethereum and Consensys developers, as well as high-ranking poker players. Its potential to overcome issues of fraud in the online poker industry adds tremendous value to the platform. And that is it for our picks this month. Take the time to whitelist and read the white papers if you feel like supporting these projects. Just remember not to invest what you can not afford to loose. Happy trading! ##Disclaimer *We are stating our vision and opinions, we are not giving you financial advice and if you invest in this project it is your full responsibility. You are investing at your own risk. Always invest only what you can afford to lose and try to diversify your investments. Finally, do your own homework and learn about the project use case, roadmap and team.*
Yesterday we saw the market plunge $1000 in 2 hours. Now that it's coming back up again we can really see how volatile Bitcoin still is, even in these higher values and how it reacts to a certain amount of negative news, yet surviving quite well in a a technical perspective. ##What happened **1. Binance hack** Someone bought $VIA coin to sell it afterwards, the coin was shilled to being pumped in chat groups which drove a lot of volume once it started pumping and then the hackers sold for BTC by using phished credentials and stolen users' API keys usually tends to make people get money out of the exchange and convert it to do high risk management, this was possibly the main reason to see BTC taking a dive. Binance already came out and told the funds are safe. [View Source](https://cointelegraph.com/news/binance-reverses-irregular-trades-resumes-trading-amidst-community-confusion-about-hack). **2. Mt Gox. Yes, again.** News got out that MT Gox settlement management has been selling BTC. It actually already sold the required 400M that they have to pay on the recent lost lawsuit. [View Source 1](https://www.coindesk.com/report-japanese-regulator-punishing-crypto-exchanges/). [View Source 2](https://twitter.com/matt_odell/status/971374555603324928?s=09). [Read this a bullish perspective](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/82x3yd/market_crashes_being_caused_by_mt_gox_trustee_is/). **3. SEC warnings** SEC warned investors about unregulated exchanges being a mess and not compliant, this news may caused fear as the first headlines weren't clear enough, this is not a hunt but a warning that uncompliant exchanges are risky. [View Source](https://beta.techcrunch.com/2018/03/07/sec-says-cryptocurrency-exchanges-are-an-unregulated-mess/) **4. Japan** Japanese exchanges suspension. [View Source](https://www.coindesk.com/japans-fsa-announces-suspension-of-two-crypto-exchanges/). ##Technical analysis Even with all the negative news, Bitcoin is still showing some signs of recovery and we base this on our technical analysis. **Bull signs (12h-1D)** - BTC is seeing a hidden bullish divergence between the latest 2 bottoms (RSI descending as price is ascending) - seems to be forming a bull flag, needs confirmation - RSI is reaching the 40 level, watch for a bounce on volume. - MFI curving up on the daily - DMI downtrend is dropping and uptrend is starting to curve up, ADX line is above 25, meaning price action is still strong. - Daily EMAs squeezing: EMA 20 about to cross EMA 50 and EMA 100, EMA 50 still above EMA 100 **Bearish signs (12h-1D)** - If it breaks down 9280 it confirms a double top pattern (bearish) and might fall to ~7k - Price still below the Ichimoku cloud but the Kijun (blue) line ascending but still below Tenkan (red) line that is descending, all in all they seem to become closer which is a good (bull sign) if they cross. If you want to dive on some details, please join the conversation on our premium community. [Click here to become a member](https://www.coinvision.co/premium).
We are back with our suggestions for the coins you should be looking at in March and we have some recent ones, some more established ones and some that literally just hit the market. There were so many interesting projects to follow this month that instead of suggesting just eight coins, we are throwing in one bonus coin this month. There is always a lot happening in the crypto world, so try to phase out the noise and keep your eyes on the ball. **Quick note: Confused at current market situation? Bear or bullish? Join the conversation on Coinvision's private community on Discord. [Click here to become a Coinvision Premium member](https://www.coinvision.co/premiumutm_source=content&utm_medium=bot&utm_campaign=8coinsmarch).** ##[EOS](https://www.coinvision.co/eos) **What it is** EOS is back on the list this month. As you probably know, EOS is a well established project sitting comfortably among the top ten currencies by market capitalization. The project is dedicated to enabling vertical and horizontal scaling of decentralized applications within its own blockchain. It aims at supporting any type of digital asset on its network at nearly zero transaction costs. **Why we like it** EOS has started to retrace from its recent downward trend having already established a strong support level. Moreover, the launch of the project’s Dawn 3.0 code base, which will become EOS’s new code base by March 31st should bring quite a bit of hype around EOS this month. ##[LISK](https://www.coinvision.co/lsk) **What it is** Lisk started out as a fork of Crypti but quickly became a crypto of its own merit. The project’s baseline is the support of blockchain apps on individual side-chains connected to the Lisk main blockchain. The system is trying to address scalability issues seen in both the Bitcoin and the Ethereum blockchains, while allowing for greater customization of each sidechain for the purposes of each app. **Why we like it** Lisk’s value proposal is significant and has the potential to solve a major issue within blockchain development, i.e. scalability. However, it is particularly interesting this month as the team is preparing to introduce new fees and a new address system along with the release of their software development kit, on the first of April. However, the next real major development will take place on the 14th of April, when the team releases Lisk Core 1.0 Beta, which should allow developers to start building products on the platform and really take the project to the next level. ##[NEBLIO](https://nebl.io/) **What it is** NEBLIO is building its own blockchain designed to provide users with simple services, tools and application programming interfaces. The project aims to overcome the complexities of adopting distributed structures for practical enterprise activities. Like Ethereum, it supports smart contracts and the creation of other tokens on its platform. Since January, users can create their own tokens within the platform to power employee identity management, asset tracking, records management and many other services. **Why we like it** NEBL, NEBLIO’s native token, is approaching the end of a descending triangle and going through accumulation phase with all main indicators suggesting a price reversal in the short term. Also, by March 31st, the team is releasing the Restful APIs structure for developers, which will allow users to truly interact with the ecosystem and start using it for services. It should receive considerable attention throughout the month. ##[Metal Pay](https://www.metalpay.com/) **What it is** Metal Pay is addressing the issue of resistance to blockchain adoption by businesses and laymen. The team is trying to overcome issues of price volatility, challenging interfaces or even the need to understand the underlying technology that powers blockchain tech, making the system as easy and intuitive as possible. For that, they created a platform that allows users to send money at near zero cost while rewarding them with the platform’s native token, MTL. **Why we like it** Metal Pay is preparing to launch its system application by the end of March. This means that users will be able to start transfering money and receiving rewards with just a phone number. The team will also be releasing an improved website. At the same time, the MTL ERC-20 token is retracing and going through accumulation, indicating a potential pump soon. ##[Waves](https://wavesplatform.com/) **What it is** In essence, Waves is a Decentralized exchange, or DEX. The platform is designed for massive adoption, offering an extremely easy and seamless user experience, while remaining fully auditable and providing a number of opportunities for investors. It allows for fast transactions at extremely low fees. It has recently deployed its platform and signed a strategic partnership with consultancy giant Deloitte. **Why we like it** The WAVES token is perhaps the most depressed from our list this month. The coin seems to be approaching the end of a descending triangle, just as the Waves team prepares an update for their token launcher this week. Further, the team will be launching smart contracts on their platform by the 31st of March, which should bring great visibility and further push the price up. ##[Refereum](https://refereum.com/) **What it is** Refereum is developing a platform for gamers and game developers on the blockchain. The project’s primary objective is to overcome the issue of game release visibility. Today, game sales are overwhelmingly dominated by the developer's capability to market it. Through the Refereum platform, game developers find an avenue for game release that bypasses middlemen and big advertising budgets. It also makes it much easier for game streamers to be rewarded within the network. **Why we like it** Refereum offers great value for one of the most active communities on the internet, gamers. Within the platform, gamers will also be rewarded for playing and sharing the games they love, which will bring a lot of attention to it. The token, RFR, just hit the market and it's currently trading at under ICO price. Current market cap is around $35M, which gives a lot of space for this project to grow. ##[Nucleus Vision](https://nucleus.vision/) **What it is** The IOT-focused blockchain project Nucleus Vision is based on the idea that the future of retail will be based on the integration of physical shops with digital infrastructure. To accomplish that, the team has developed proprietary sensors that automatically identify the customer when it enters a store and provides the retailer with information to customize their offers for each customer. The shopper is automatically rewarded, in NCash tokens, just for entering the store, and can receive discounts, coupons and loyalty points on their NCash wallet. **Why we like it** The NCash token just went live on exchanges last week with great perfomance and is already retracing. Meanwhile the team keeps on expanding the reach of their network of proprietary sensors in retail stores. By the end of the month, as many as 25 stores will have Nucleus’s technology and will be recording customer data, in a rare display of quick, real life deployment of blockchain-based technology. ##[Stratis](https://www.coinvision.co/strat) **What it is** Stratis is building a blockchain that can support smart contracts as well as alternative tokens, but that overcomes the scalability issues and systemic dependence seen on the Ethereum blockchain. For that, Stratis supports side-chains. Every new coin has its own side-chain. This not only alleviates the weight of the system on the main chain, but also isolates projects from one another, reducing the impact a failed project can have on other projects in the network. Stratis is already designed for proof-of-stake and is written in C#, a much more accessible coding language for developers than those used by most blockchains. **Why we like it** While STRAT, which power Stratis, is a very volatile token and investment risk is higher than for other coins, the fact that the Stratis team is preparing to launch the ecosystem’s smart contracts by the end of the month, and the fact that the token is retracing, suggests a very positive performance in the coming weeks. **Bonus:** ##[Particl](https://particl.io/) **What it is** PARTICL is a privacy and security centric segregated witness-compatible blockchain based on Bitcoin’s latest code-base. While it only came out to the public in mid-2017, the project’s team had been developing it since 2014, optimizing the features it now offers. The most innovative feature of PARTICL, however, is the support for a peer-to-peer, decentralized, anonymous marketplace. In the PARTICL blockchain, only involved parties can see the transferred amounts inscribed in the ledger, completely protecting the users’ identity. **Why we like it** PARTICL, which is powered by the PART token, has been under the radar of most investors for quite a while. Right now, the token’s indicators look promising, with the Elliot Wave 2 retracement showing upwards movement. While the pump seems to have already started, it should see continued growth throughout the month. As the team prepares the launch of a new website and the alpha version of its marketplace, PART will receive a lot more attention from investors. And there we go. These are our picks for March. It promises to be a very interesting month for the crypto world. Keep your eyes and ears open. Happy trading! ##Disclaimer *We are stating our vision and opinions, we are not giving you financial advice and if you invest in this project it is your full responsibility. You are investing at your own risk. Always invest only what you can afford to lose and try to diversify your investments. Finally, do your own homework and learn about the project use case, roadmap and team.*
**Important: Join the conversation on Coinvision's private community on Discord. [Didn't join us yet? Click here to become a Coinvision Premium member.](https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=content&utm_medium=bot&utm_campaign=4icosfeb2)** Coinvision We are back with our four ICO suggestions for February and what an exciting month it will be. Take a look at what's in store over the coming weeks and be quick to whitelist the projects if you are interested in participating. From our point of view, here at Coinvision, these are definitely worth following. #[**VideoCoin**](https://videocoin.io/) What it is VideoCoin is revolutionizing video storage, encoding and distribution using the blockchain. The decentralized format of the platform is expected to reduce the cost of video storage and encoding by 50% to 80% when compared to centralized cloud-based solutions. VideoCoin will be deploying its own new blockchain with its own native token and has the potential to support other video apps on top of its own ecosystem. Why we like it The first thing to know about this project is that it boasts an impressively strong team. Their CTO, in particular, is Devadutta Ghat, the founder and chief architect of the Intel Video Transcode Service, which laid the groundwork for Facebook’s video platform. His name and others will bring a lot of hype to the project. On top of that, the intrinsic value of VideoCoin for companies working in the video industry is colossal in terms of outreach, operational cost reduction and efficiency promotion. VideoCoin will support hundreds of streaming companies, blockchain related or not, on its platform, opening the door to a multi-billion dollar market. #[**NEX**](https://neonexchange.org/) What it is NEX is building a decentralized currency exchange on the blockchain. It isn’t the first, and it will not be the last, but NEX provides something new. For one, it is built on the NEO blockchain, while almost all, if not all, other decentralized exchanges are supported by the Ethereum blockchain. Further, NEX combines the blockchain platform with an off-chain matching engine, which allows it to support features other exchanges have so far been unable to do, such as market and limit orders and margin trading. It also supports extremely fast transactions. Why we like it NEX answers a market need within the NEO blockchain by providing a smart contract supportive decentralized exchange (DEX) with extensive trading options. It is stepping up the game in the DEX race for success by introducing new trading features but also by proposing a cross blockchain integration, towards the end of 2018, with the Ethereum network. Once deployed, this could open up a whole new market for NEX. #[**Endor**](https://www.endor.com/) What it is Predictive analytics and machine learning are concepts that are becoming ever more common in this day and age, but its technical comprehension remains the privilege of major tech corporations. Endor is going to put an end to that monopoly by deploying the “first decentralized, trustless, censorship resistance behavioral prediction platform” on the blockchain. The platform will allow anyone to ask questions and receive high-quality predictive answers in a matter of minutes, with the user having no need to understand the underlying technology. Why we like it Endor’s endeavour is nothing short of amazing. The democratization of AI-based technology through a virtually un-censurable platform can change our lives dramatically. The good news is that Endor’s product is already working. It is being developed by an incredibly strong team, with combined experience in major tech names like IBM, Google, MIT and even military intelligence, that has been working with both artificial intelligence and cryptos for a long time. This one can change everything. #[**TrustToken**](https://www.trusttoken.com/) What it is While we love, at least most times, the opportunities created by volatility in the world of crypto, admittedly, it has also kept certain investors away and, above all, forbids the tokenization of real-life assets. That is the issue TrustToken is trying to address. A so called “stable coin”, it intends to bring the USD$256 trillion worth of real-world assets into the blockchain by providing a secure tokenization platform. TrustToken allows for the issuance of a new coin/token for every new asset that enters the blockchain, representing fractional ownership of the asset. This can be used for business ownership, real estate, commodities, intellectual property and basically everything else. Why we like it The extent of TrustToken’s value proposal is hard to overstate. The potential for open and secure tokenization of real-life assets is only really limited by the amount of value that exists in the world. The team has developed the smart contract structure and project vision with direct supervision of a large team of attorneys from all around the world, guaranteeing the legal value of these smart contract agreements. It will take tokenization to a new level and could bring the potential of blockchain technology to every household. This one is definitely one to follow. And there you go folks. Make note of the whitelist calendar and read into these projects. Remember to never invest what you can not afford to loose. We will be keeping our eyes open and will be coming back soon with more suggestions for you. Happy trading! *Disclaimer: We are stating our vision and opinions, we are not giving you financial advice and if you invest in this project it is your full responsibility. You are investing at your own risk. Always invest only what you can afford to lose and try to diversify your investments. Finally, do your own homework and learn about the project use case, roadmap and team.*
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Find good bottoms for this coins and wait for a rebound later in the month. ##[GET Protocol](https://guts.tickets/) **What it is** The Guaranteed Entrance Token (GET) Protocol is the fuel that powers the most recent blockchain iteration into the world of event ticketing, GUTS. Designed to prevent ticket fraud and black market resales, the protocol technically turns each ticket into a smart contracts on the blockchain. Once the user purchases the ticket with fiat currency from the ticket issuer, it becomes the owner of a smart contract with the equivalent amount of GET. This becomes a permanent record on the application’s back end. On the front end, the event-goer uses the app as its ticket. Customers are still able to resell their tickets, just not for profit. **Why we like it** GUTS already has a running application, having sold over 10 thousand tickets last year. They have partnered with Heckwerk, a major event manager in the Netherlands. Just last week, they announced they would be in charge of selling 50 thousand of Heckwerk’s tickets throughout 2018 for over 75 shows. The partnership will see 1 million tickets sold through GUTS in 2019. This makes GUTS one of those rare blockchain projects that already have a working and proven platform with strong partnerships and a solid product. However, its market cap remains low, at less than USD$12 million, particularly compared with competitor Blocktix, which is valued at over twice that. There is plenty of room to grow, particularly with these recent agreements coming to light. ##[AION](https://aion.network/) **What it is** AION’s goal is to develop a “federated blockchain network”. What this means is that the AION protocol will allow for the integration of different blockchains permitting efficient and decentralized systems to be developed in a blockchain-agnostic manner. Their protocol supports a high-performance bridging mechanism that builds multiple-bridges between dissimilar blockchain architectures. This answers issues of scalability in Dapp development, that can now be used across multiple blockchains. **Why we like it** AION’s value proposition has immense potential to answer issues of scalability in DAPP development, one of the biggest problems in blockchain use today. Whatever blockchain or blockchains “win” in the end, they will need to be able to interact with each other in order to remain relevant. AION can potentially give an answer to this need. Besides, they are opening their testnet to registered users to beta test their protocol in early February and will release the testnet to the wider public in early March, which will bring a lot of attention to the project. ##[VTC](https://www.vertbase.com/) **What it is** Vertcoin proposes a democratized decentralized currency exchange platform that addresses the issue of centralized mining. It does not accept application-specific integrated circuit chips (ASICs) in its network, which effectively means that any individual miner has an equal chance of earning VTC, the platform’s currency, for its contribution to the network. It aims to make mining fair and easy with a single-click mining software. **Why we like it** With a strong team and solid project, Vertbase has a great potential for large community engagement with the promise of fair and easy access to mining earnings. It is one of the safest coins in the market, it already gathered a considerable engaged support community and indicators show it is currently undervalued. By the end of February, the team will launch a gateway to exchange Fiat currency for VTC and vice-versa, which should do wonders for the token’s market value. ##[Bitshares](https://bitshares.org/) **What it is** The Bitshares project is a familiar one within the crypto world. The platform offers users a stack of financial services in a decentralized way. It aims to address the issue of lack of accessibility to financial services in many parts of the world, without the need for a bank account. The platform is capable of supporting a number of services that remain impossible within the Bitcoin ecosystem, including scheduled or recurrent payments. It supports smart coins and will potentially allow for regulation-compatible crypto asset insurance, a potentially revolutionizing development. The platform uses graphene technology which is capable of processing a hundred thousand transactions per second. **Why we like it** Bitshares has demonstrated strong growth in recent months with the charts indicating a possible upcoming pump pattern. Billionaire and former investment banker Mike Novogratz has supported the project as a decentralized exchange with capability to connect real life assets and financial products within the blockchain environment.It has a great potential for growth. ##[SingularityNET](https://singularitynet.io/) **What it is** Driven by the creators of the now famous cybernetic citizen of Saudi Arabia Sophia the Robot, SingularityNET, working with the AGI token, is finding solutions for the roadblocks in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) sector. It enables AI-as-a-service mechanisms, promotes communication between separate AI systems, facilitates access to AI services and permits economies of scale in AI development. **Why we like it** SingularityNET is addressing a major market with great growth potential and the team holds considerable experience in the sector. Just recently it was added to the KuCoin exchange, but the price is still well under USD$0.45. As more exchanges list the coin, AGI is bound to go up. ##[VEN](https://www.vechain.com/) **What it is** VEN powers the VeChain decentralized business ecosystem. In essence, it is a tool that helps companies collect, manage, and share essential product data with consumers and retailers through the blockchain. It has already deployed its services with companies in the agriculture, luxury goods, and liquor industries. **Why we like it** The end of February 2018 will see the rebranding of the VeChain platform with the introduction of THOR, a protocol coin that will work in the same way as GAS works within the NEO network. In a similar fashion to NEO, VEN holders will accumulate gas over time which can then be traded in the market. This rewarding system is very appealing for investors. Other announcements, including the launch of Masternodes, are also upcoming. ##[NANO](https://nano.org/en) **What it is** NANO is just a digital currency, but a really good one. Formerly known as RaiBlocks, the project was recently rebranded to NANO, which might have gone a long way to justify last week's 40% price rise. The currency is fast, eco-friendly and cost free. It answers the problems of high fees, high energy consumption or excessive CPU demand. A transaction consumes no more than 1 Wh. That is 330 thousand times less than Bitcoin. There is no mining or miner fees to be paid. This enables instantaneous micro transactions. Running a node in the NANO network takes no more than 1 to 2% of CPU capacity, addressing the issue of rising prices of computing software for mining. **Why we like it** NANO tries to address one problem and one problem alone, and it does so very well. It operates a Decentralized Autonomous Governance structure, akin to IOTA but with a smaller supply of tokens. After the success of this new rebranding, NANO was recently listed on Binance and other exchanges will follow later on, which will give it an extremely big exposure and will likely push the price up. ##[KNC](https://kyber.network/) **What it is** Kyber Network is building a decentralized exchange for digital assets that will also allow users to engage in derivative trading, a risk mitigation strategy. It supports seamless asset transfers with instant automatic cryptocurrency exchange. Kyber Network uses its native token, KNC, to perform the transactions within its network and enforces a buy-back scheme that naturally pushes the price of the token up. **Why we like it** Kyber is launching its mainnet on the 11th of Ferbruary. A lot of hype has emerged regarding the platform, which is rumoured to have considerable advantages regarding competitors like 0x. It is backed by Ethereum Founder Vitalik Buterin and has recently partnered with ICON, a cross-blockchain bridging platform. Since its ICO its price has more than tripled but the actual deployment of the platform will likely pump the price up considerably. **Bonus:** ##[Wanchain](https://wanchain.org/) **What it is** Wanchain is a cross blockchain financial protocol. This means that using Wanchain, users can directly exchange funds across different blockchains, while, at the same time, registering every cross-blockchain transaction on the Wanchain ledger. It will be able to seamlessly connect public and private blockchains, using a ring signature structure that protects the user’s anonymity, while removing centralized counterparty risks. It will support Ethereum smart contracts and Dapps with virtually no code change across multiple blockchains. It is part of the Blockchain Interoperability Alliance, a consortium that also includes ICON, AION and Kyber Network, which aims to create the infrastructure to power the new digital economy. **Why we like it** This was one of the most hyped initial coin offerings of last year, reaching its cap in less than a minute. The project has the potential to really shake things up in the crypto market by allowing for cross blockchain transactions. Wanchain has maintained an incredibly active and engaged community, which has helped keeping up the hype. Now, it is preparing to start distributing its tokens and be traded on exchanges, sometime between the end of February and the beginning of March. Keep your eyes open for any upcoming announcements. Here are our picks for February. It will surely be an intense month in the crypto world. As always, we will keep our eyes and ears open for you. Happy trading! ##Disclaimer We are stating our vision and opinions, we are not giving you financial advice and if you invest in this project it is your full responsibility. You are investing at your own risk. Always invest only what you can afford to lose and try to diversify your investments. Finally, do your own homework and learn about the project use case, roadmap and team.*
**Important: Join the conversation on Coinvision's private community on Slack. [Didn't join us yet? Click here to become a Coinvision Premium member.](https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=content&utm_medium=bot&utm_campaign=4icosfeb)** As we ride the up and downs of the cryptocurrency waves, any planning you manage to do is good planning. In the world of ICOs, finding the projects that are worth investing in and keeping track of which ones are active or upcoming, can be a challenging mission. At the time of writing, there are at least 20 active ICOs which investors can participate in. Here at Coinvision, we’ve done the hard work for you by taking a forward look at some of the most interesting upcoming crowd sales. These four projects haven’t even set a date for their ICOs yet, which should give you plenty of time to go through their white papers and decide calmly on their worth as investment assets. #[**Origin Protocol**](https://www.originprotocol.com) **What it is** Origin is designing a platform that will push the boundaries of the shared economy further. Using the Ethereum blockchain and Interplanetary File System (IPFS), Origin will permit users to build decentralized marketplaces for different services. These can include car-sharing, house-sharing/renting or food delivery. Structuring the services on the blockchain bypasses the high fees normally charged by centralized corporations like Uber or Airbnb. **Why we like it** Origin is tackling a multi-hundred billion dollar a year market that has been growing exponentially in recent years. This makes it a very interesting sector in which to explore iterations within the blockchain. However, Origin’s is not just an idea. They already have a decentralized application running live on their testnet, and according to the team, at least 6 companies, from three different continents, have already committed to build applications on their platform. For a project that hasn’t set a date for its ICO yet, this is a major early step towards implementation. #[**Codex Protocol**](http://codexprotocol.com/) **What it is** Codex is bringing the benefits of blockchain technology to the Arts and Collectibles asset class market, a $2 trillion a year industry that, in contrast to other similar sectors, still operates without asset registry. This means that there is no way of knowing who, when, where and for how long a certain art piece was owned, which hampers the ability to securitize, insure, and lend against this sort of assets. By running a blockchain immutable registry and allowing for the use of its token BidDex to directly bid in auctions without the need for financial disclosure, as the bids are inscribed in a smart contract, this project can address some of the greatest challenges in this industry today. **Why we like it** Codex offers a lot of exciting opportunities. Auction houses suffer great financial losses from people that back down from bids they have won. This forces these institutions to demand considerable financial disclosure. With the use of smart contracts that disclosure is no longer necessary as the smart contracts will automatically disburse the funds. This has the potential to open a whole new market to art collectors. However, the real reason this project stands out is the fact that the group behind the project, The Codex Consortium, already runs an annual sales turnaround of USD$6 billion a year in over 50 countries, and the only form of currency their platform will be accepting is the BidDex Token. Do the math. #[**Akropolis**](https://akropolis.io/) **What it is** Akropolis is tackling a silent but incredibly relevant issue in modern societyies, - the pension system (or lack thereof). The generalized ageing of the population in developed countries is leading to a crippling lack of budgetary balance to support the growing number of people reaching retirement age and living longer and longer. This is the premise behind Akropolis’ goal is to create an alternative pension system by establishing transparent Smart Contract based Pension Fund Infrastructure. **Why we like it** While Akropolis has not released a white paper yet, the premise the project’s premise works with is extremely enticing and is likely to draw a lot of attention from investors. The solution for the pension problem, whichever it might be, will be a multi-million dollar idea. The team behind it has a consolidated track record that includes the Ethereum Alliance, Binance, Lehman Brothers, the R3 Consortium, the University of Oxford, among many others. This is one we are going to be following very closely. #[**IPWE**](https://ipwe.com/) **What it is** IPWE is building an integrated patent registry using the blockchain. The project is addressing a consistent issue with patent registration worldwide, where registration offices oftenly make mistakes and keep outdated records while not facilitating access to patent information. This has been a hindrance on the patent market development for decades, but by placing this information on the blockchain in a verified, easy-to-access and untamperable manner, this project is creating a solution that should allow this market to flourish to new highs. **Why we like it** With more than 20 million registered patents in more than 200 registration offices around the world, this market has an incredible monetisation potential. IPWE’s platform will support innovative transactions in the patent market, including crowdsourcing R&D and patent-based financing. Beyond its registry database on the blockchain, IPWE is also launching Zuse Analytics, a state-of-the-art patent analytics tool which will provide vital investment information to users. The project is led by CEO Erich Spangenberg, the founder of IPNav and renowned patent monetiser, so it has many positive indicators in its favour. These are the four projects we will be following in the mid-term. There is time to whitelist, read the white papers, get the adequate wallets and invest during the biggest bonus moments, if you feel like it. Just remember not to invest what you can not afford to loose. Happy trading! *Disclaimer: We are stating our vision and opinions, we are not giving you financial advice and if you invest in this project it is your full responsibility. You are investing at your own risk. Always invest only what you can afford to lose and try to diversify your investments. Finally, do your own homework and learn about the project use case, roadmap and team.*
**Important: Join the conversation on Coinvision's private community on Slack. [Didn't join us yet? Click here to become a Coinvision Premium member.](https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=content&utm_medium=bot&utm_campaign=xrp)** Anyone familiar with the cryptocurrency world has definitely heard of [Ripple](https://www.coinvision.co/xrp). The project promises to greatly optimise the high-costs and slow-speeds of Bitcoin transactions by designing a network that catered specifically to the needs of banks and financial institutions alike. The Ripple Foundations’ token, XRP, has seen a meteoric rise over the last month climbing from USD$0.25 to over USD$3, before correcting back USD$1.4. After recording one of the highest climbs in 2017, at 36000%, and briefly overtaking Ethereum as the second biggest cryptocurrency by marketcap, XRP is now comfortably sitting in third place. **What’s affecting Ripple prices?** The reasons for Ripple’s fantastic growth in recent weeks are varied. The Ripple Foundation has been signing multiple agreements and partnerships with Banco Santander, Accenture, Bank of America, UBS Bank, and more recently, MoneyGram. This has attracted many cryptocurrency investors. The rumours that Western Union could start using Ripple’s system sometime in 2018 further contributed for the excitement. **What is Ripple - do you really know?** Ripple might not be exactly what you think it is and it is worth for any interested investor to understand exactly what it is that lies behind. **Ripple and XRP - are they the same?** In contrast to most cryptocurrencies, the use of the Ripple token is not necessarily connected to the use of the Ripple system. This happens because the Ripple Company offers three different products to the financial institutions it partners with, but only one, the least used of them, actually needs XRP to operate. 1 - The vast majority of Ripple’s partners use xCurrent, Ripple’s cross border money transferring system, which uses the company’s blockchain infrastructure but does not use Ripple. 2 - xRapid, a product for improving liquidity in emerging markets does use XRP, but has so far been adopted by only one relatively unknown nonfinancial player in Mexico. 3 - Ripple’s third product, xVia, is not even available yet. So, Ripple’s successes do not directly correlate with XRP adoption. **So, is Ripple cryptocurrency?** One of the main criticisms targeting Ripple is the fact that the issuing company kept 62% of its tokens, vastly dominating the market. While Ripple has pledged to lock-up most of its stash and progressively release them into the market (to do away with the need for investors to trust the company), Ripple remains exposed to the risks of regulatory pressure that any centralised currency may endure. In many ways, the fact that it is not decentralised means that many don’t really consider it to be crypto. **Is Ripple a good investment?** Ripple has been around for a long time. Its system has been vastly adopted in developed Asian banking markets and it has been striking partnerships all around the world. It boasts one of the strongest and most experienced teams in the market today and is actively trying to replace SWIFT as the default system for cross-border transactions for banks. If it succeeds, it will become a pillar of our financial system as we know it today. But Ripple will not be the ultimate cryptocurrency. It is limited to the banking sector, it is centralised, and there are already other systems that can process more transactions per second that Ripple can. It is, on the other hand, a strong, solid company with a lot of room to grow. If you invest in XRP, however, remember that Ripple and XRP are not really the same thing. Happy trading! *Disclaimer: We are stating our vision and opinions, we are not giving you financial advice and if you invest in this project it is your full responsibility. You are investing at your own risk. Always invest only what you can afford to lose and try to diversify your investments. Finally, do your own homework and learn about the project use case, roadmap and team.*
Bloody Monday, bloody Tuesday, bloody week. The time for a BTC correction has come and it’s healthy. The market was scaling fast and these kind of shake-ups should be celebrated. But while we try to stay positive, our alts are bleeding with 40% losses, our BTC is weak and desperation isn’t easy to overcome. So how do we survive these dumps? The answer is easy. **Portfolio management**. Next time a dump like this happens, make sure you have: * 30% to 50% of your portfolio in BTC. This enables you to go through its big swings, while having BTC to buy big alt coin dumps. * 10% to 20% in BTC for short-term trades. For these short trades, don’t forget to add tight stop losses; 10% is a good reference for a conservative stop loss; 5% is a very conservative one, ideal when the market behaves like it is doing right now, bearish and unpredictable. * 30% to 60% in long term alts that you trust and will thrive after the dump. Important: 1. You can also have from 10% to 20% in USD/USDT so you can buy Bitcoin dips. 2. Remember that your goal is to grow your BTC. So don’t despair if your USD goes way down, it will recover and what matters is your total BTC value. 3. Don’t sell the alt coins you are holding for the long-term and that you believe in. They will recover. So, try to understand what’s best for you. The more BTC you keep, the more conservative you are. The more you risk, the bigger the return can be. The last thing you want to do is to sell in the dips. Have faith in the projects you believe in. Happy trading!
While BTC shakes the market, the ICO frenzy continues unaltered with tens of projects lined up to release their tokens to the wider blockchain investment community in the coming weeks. While January is ripe with opportunity, it is sometimes difficult to decide on what to choose. Specially after seeing great ICOs selling out or closing whitelists (Nucleus Vision, Theta Token, Bluzelle). So, just for you, here are our four picks for initial coin offerings in January. **Note: this ICOs were previously discussed on our private Slack community. If you want to join the conversation and learn about the best opportunities [click here](https://www.coinvision.co/premium?utm_source=ICOjan) to become a premium member.** ##DADI **What it is** [DADI](https://dadi.cloud/en), which stands for Decentralised Architecture for a Democratic Internet, is developing a network of decentralized global cloud services. It will provide users with storage capability, deliver content and offer scaling and growth solutions for businesses. It forgoes the need for major physical storage infrastructure as it uses a fog computer structure, which is composed by a large pool of devises constantly connected to support the platform. It is particularly directed at editorial and e-commerce platforms, cutting down storage and hosting costs by as much as 90%. **Why we like it** Dadi’s ICO has been receiving a lot of attention and for good reason. The 18-strong team is very solid, with extensive experience in the tech sector. Its concept will provide a better alternative than existing centralized cloud structures offered by the likes of Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud. The technology it uses is almost completely developed. It is already being used by big editorial names like Monocle, Empire and Virgin. In all, a well structured concept, with already operating functionalities backed by a strong team set to compete with major corporations. This is everything an ICO should be. **ICO Period: 29/1 – 28/2** * Coin Ticker: DADI * ICO Price: 0.50 USD per unit * Fundraising Goal: 27.5 million USD * Tokens released: 100,000,000 * Token’s offered on ICO: 50% Note: Whitelist for pre-sale is closed, but you still have time to register for the main sale. ##INK PROTOCOL **What it is** [Ink Protocol](https://paywithink.com/) is developing a decentralized peer-to-peer marketplace to facilitate exchanges between buyer and seller, while allowing users to earn public reputation as they perform transactions. This reputation is decentralized and accessible by anyone at any time. The protocol is applicable to any market place and the buyer and user can carry their established reputation from one to the other. **Why we like it** There are many reputation-based blockchain projects out there in one shape or another, but we think Ink Protocol stands out from the rest. It is developed by Listia, a peer-to-peer marketplace that has been operational since 2009 and that counts ten million registered users and has already raised $11 million in venture capital. Once the ICO is concluded, all the credited capital in the Listia marketplace will be converted to their XNK token. That means 10 million active users from lift-off. Besides, they are partnering with Quamtstamp and have the Chief Architect Reputation AI Systems from ConsenSys in their advisory board. Really strong one! **ICO Period: 22/1 – 28/2** * Coin Ticker: XNK * Coin Price: USD$0.1 per unit * ICO Goal: USD$15 million * Tokens Released: 500 million * Token’s offered on ICO: 30% * Limitations: Barred to USA, China and Canada residents ##INSUREPAL **What it is** [Insurepal](https://insurepal.io/) is a decentralized insurance platform that uses the user’s social proof endorsements to lower the costs of insurance policies in a self-regulated peer-to-peer trust scheme. What this means is that, through its Social Proof Trustscore, it allows users to reduce their insurance premiums by getting endorsements from friends, family or colleagues. The endorser receives a cash reward for the endorsement from insurepal while being liable for a penalty in case the endorsee files an at fault claim. The more endorsers the lower the insurance fee. In this way, credit rating is evaluated by the user’s social circle. **Why we like it** Besides having a strong business concept and a solid team, the insurepal project offers an adoption structure that is based on both financial reward for all involved as well as a social involvement between the insured and the endorsers from its social entourage. This has the potential to make the user acquisition viral as more users ask other users to join and endorse each other in order to lower the insurance premium. **ICO Period: 13/1 – 5/2** * Coin Ticker: IPL * Coin Price: USD$0.1 per unit * ICO Goal: USD$18 million * Tokens released: 300 million * Token’s offered on ICO: 67% Note: pre-sale is closed, but you still have time to register for the main sale. ##BEE Token **What it is** The [BEE](https://www.beetoken.com/) project is developing a platform called Beenest for peer-to-peer home-sharing on the blockchain. It allows users to directly contact and negotiate home rentals without the need for a centralized authority like Airbnb. This permits to greatly reduce the fees on Beenest. The project works with three main protocols. The reputation protocol evaluates the user’s reputation based on their associated Ethereum accounts as to assess its integrity. The payment protocol is a smart contract to which the user sends the payment and which then disburses it on the check out date. Finally it offers an arbitration protocol where BEE token holders are called upon and rewarded for voting in solving the dispute. **Why we like it** This is another ICO aiming at directly competing with major players using the competitive advantages of the blockchain. The team already signed a number of partnerships that guarantee the functionality of the payment systems in the platform and the projection of Beenest within the tourism industry. The fact that the platform charges a 3.99% fee for payments in fiat and 1% for payments in ETH or BTC, but charges nothing for transactions in BEE, provides for a very good way of promoting demand for the coin and increasing its value. In all a very solid project with great potential. **ICO Period: Starts 31/1** * Coin Ticker: BEE * Coin Price: 1 BEE = 0.14 USD * ICO Goal: 15,000,000 USD * Tokens released: 500 million * Token’s offered on ICO: 30% * Limitations: Barred to USA, China, Canada and Hong Kong residents Notes: - Whitelist for pre-sale is closed, but you still have time to register for the main sale. - Not to be confused with BEE Coin with the ticker BCO There you go! These are our picks for January’s ICOs. Remember to whitelist as soon as you can if you are interested in participating. We will be adding these tokens to our Coin Index as soon as the ICOs end. Don’t forget to check it! Also, if you prefer to invest in coins already on the exchanges rather than try your luck on ICOs, check [our picks for best altcoin investments in January](www.coinvision.co/articles/8-altcoins-likely-to-pump-in-january-2018-view-source-to-read). As always, invest only what you can afford to lose and keep a diversified portfolio to minimize risks. Happy trading and best wishes for 2018 from everybody at coinvision. *Disclaimer: We are stating our vision and opinions, we are not giving you financial advice and if you invest in this project it is your full responsibility. You are investing at your own risk. Always invest only what you can afford to lose and try to diversify your investments. Finally, do your own homework and learn about the project use case, roadmap and team.*
We could not be more satisfied with the thrills and chills the digital currency world has given us in 2017. What a time to be alive! So, as the year comes to an end, we’ve already started thinking about the months ahead and what projects have growth potential in the short term, specially after this massive dump due to BTC price rise. Catered just for you, here are our “top cryptocurrency to follow” picks for January 2018. ***Important: Join the conversation on Coinvision's private Slack and get access to unlimited premium alerts with good coins and ICOs. [Click here](https://goo.gl/NnBZLo) to become a Coinvision Premium member.*** ##[NEO ($NEO)](https://www.coinvision.co/neo) **What is the project about?** [NEO ($NEO)](https://www.coinvision.co/neo) runs its own blockchain, which improves on Ethereum’s algorithm, making it more efficient and secure. It aims at supporting a smart economy using digital identity technology to allow for the digitization of assets and, like Ethereum, supports smart contracts, which allow for the management of those same assets. **Why we believe in it:** [NEO ($NEO)](https://www.coinvision.co/neo) recently started to gain more attention from investors. Its price more than doubled since the beginning of December. In January, the team will further distribute the network, guaranteeing no single group of node operators can control the network. It will also have a number of ICOs launching on its platform in the months to come, which will further strengthen the network’s position. ##[0x ($ZRX)](https://www.coinvision.co/zrx) **What is the project about?** [0x ($ZRX)](https://www.coinvision.co/zrx) backs the 0X project, which is creating a decentralized cryptocurrency exchange for ERC20 tokens established on top of the Ethereum blockchain. It aims at overcoming security issues related to the centralization of current exchanges like Bitifinex or Coinbase, which makes them more exposed to threats. **Why we believe in it:** The constant attacks on major centralized exchanges in the last few months have made the issues of security for investors ever more apparent, with increasing attention been given to decentralized exchanges. [0x ($ZRX)](https://www.coinvision.co/zrx) boasts a solid project and from our view, with a market cap ranging at USD$200 million and at a token cost of USD$.50, it has a lot of room to grow. ##[Cardano ($ADA)](https://www.convision.co/ada) **What is the project about?** [Cardano ($ADA)](https://www.convision.co/ada), the project behind the ADA coin, offers a blockchain environment that supports financial applications in an efficient and secure way. It boosts an architecture that has both users and regulators in mind, an unusual set up. [Cardano ($ADA)](https://www.convision.co/ada) could come to offer e-commerce providers a structure where they can operate with the benefits of the blockchain while obeying by the rules of the regulators overseeing them. **Why we believe in it:** [Cardano ($ADA)](https://www.convision.co/ada) has managed to gather an amazing amount of attention in December, skyrocketing into the top 10 currencies by market capitalization and multiplying its value by five. The team is updating their roadmap in January, which should further focus attention on the project. We expect a lot of activity around [Cardano ($ADA)](https://www.convision.co/ada) in January. ##[Substratum ($SUB)](https://www.coinvision.co/sub) **What is the project about?** [Substratum ($SUB)](https://www.coinvision.co/sub) develops a platform that aims at rewarding users, rather than miners, for the work of the blockchain. On the one hand, it serves businesses, groups and individuals that which to host apps or websites on their network. On the other, individuals can easily allocate part of their CPU’s capacity to run the nodes that forward the content from the website hosts, paying them back in [Substratum ($SUB)](https://www.coinvision.co/sub). It provides a safe and private way of accessing the Internet without censorship. **Why we believe in it:** [Substratum ($SUB)](https://www.coinvision.co/sub)’s project could come to do away with the need to use VPNs or systems like TOR to bypass internet censorship in a private way. The node operating application is designed to be very easy to install and run by non-techy users, opening the door for large adoption motivated by the financial reward. It more than doubled in price in December but we believe it still has a long way to go. The team is launching the platform's beta version in early January which should rally the price up. ##[EOS ($EOS)](https://www.coinvision.co/eos) **What is the project about:** [EOS ($EOS)](https://www.coinvision.co/eos) runs its own blockchain architecture, designed to enable “vertical and horizontal scaling of decentralized applications”. This means that EOS’s system is designed to scale, is capable of supporting accounts, authentication, databases, asynchronous communication and any type of application on top of its blockchain, processing millions of transactions per second at nearly zero cost. **Why we believe in it:** [EOS ($EOS)](https://www.coinvision.co/eos) is running the most unique ICO of 2017. It will will run for 341 days, until June 2018, allowing plenty of time for scrutiny and for investors to become acquainted with the project. Just in December 2017, EOS’s price has already tripled. The fact that the project has high transaction speeds, no fees and no need for forks to perform upgrades, make it a highly interesting coin to follow. ##[Cindicator ($CND)](https://www.coinvision.co/cnd) **What is the project about?** [Cindicator ($CND)](https://www.coinvision.co/cnd) is a project focused on the use of hybrid intelligence to make financial projections on the price of crypto assets. It uses the collective reasoning from its thousands of users coupled with machine learning capabilities, to reach its conclusions. **Why we believe in it:** [Cindicator ($CND)](https://www.coinvision.co/cnd) explores Hybrid Intelligence, a very interesting field of research that has had fantastic results in problem solving for scientific studies in the past. Using it to predict crypto prices makes it a project to follow, particularly with a community as active and galvanized as this project has. With a market cap of USD$90 million, it has a lot of room to grow. ##[IOTA ($IOTA)](https://www.coinvision.co/iota) **What is the project about?** [IOTA ($IOTA)](https://www.coinvision.co/iota) identifies itself as a third generation crypto. It is designed to serve developments within the Internet of Things and is structured on a blockchain transaction confirmation structure called Tangle. What this means is that instead of node operators confirming other transactions, IOTA uses the transactions themselves to confirm other transactions, eliminating the need for transaction fees. **Why we believe in it:** Despite some FUD over the last few months due to some false partnerships announcements, [IOTA ($IOTA)](https://www.coinvision.co/iota) is picking up pace and gathering attention. The December partnership with the corporate venture capital company of the Bosch Group brought the project into the spotlight. The last few weeks saw the price of [IOTA ($IOTA)](https://www.coinvision.co/iota) multiply by 5-fold, but there is still a lot of room to grow. ##[Salt Lending ($SALT)](https://www.coinvision.co/salt) **What is the project about?** [Salt Lending ($SALT)](https://www.coinvision.co/salt) is a blockchain-based cash lending structure. It allows users to acquire loans in fiat currency using their cryptocurrency assets as collateral. This permits borrowers to maintain their positions in crypto, instead of liquidating their positions when they need cash. The loans are based on the assets held by the user, so transactions forgo credit checks which streamlines the lending process. **Why we believe in it:** [Salt Lending ($SALT)](https://www.coinvision.co/salt) already gathered quite a bit of attention in recent weeks more than doubling in price in December. Coming the last days of 2017, the team will release the actual platform, which will bring even further attention to the project and likely, an even stronger price hike. Keep your eye on this one. And there you go folks. These are our picks for the bold new world that January 2018 will bring. Each month we’ll be sharing info about the coins we’re watching to help you comb through the sea of confusion that the crypto world always offers. Don’t forget to use our coin index to see which projects are drawing the most attention from influencers, and to find the credible coins you should put your money in. And always remember, aim for a balance portfolio management strategy and never invest funds you can not afford to loose. Merry trading and happy new year from all of us at Coinvision. *Disclaimer: We are stating our vision and opinions, we are not giving you financial advice and if you invest in this project it is your full responsibility. You are investing at your own risk. Always invest only what you can afford to lose and try to diversify your investments. Finally, do your own homework and learn about the project use case, roadmap and team.*