TOP ICO DESK is an ICO directory that’s curated by our internal full-time ICO analysts. Our aim is to identify the best potential Initial Coin Offerings (ICO’s) for cryptocurrency investors and list them in their respective categories (found below):
- Active or Ongoing ICOs – Projects investors can invest into straight away. This is done to fund the entire vision of the project.
- Pre ICOs – Projects investors can invest small amounts into straight away. This is done to fund the marketing and initial plans of the project. We also include some private sales in our pre sale section.
- Upcoming ICOs – Projects investors cannot invest into yet, but are building an initial community of investors to get feedback and get ready for their ICO
It’s important to realise that while we try to identify the best and hottest ICOs in our listings, it is crucial to NOT take any resource including TOP ICO DESK as financial or investment advise. You are still required to perform your own due diligence and make investment decisions on your own criteria. We offer a great list of projects we personally believe are worth looking into more aka perform your own due diligence.
Our ICO Review Process
TOP ICO DESK analysts aim to find the best ICO teams and projects to present to our network.
To find and identify the best of the best, we have had to constantly evolve our evaluation criteria and raise the standards with the growing influx of various quality levels of ICOs. In this article we will disclose what kind of things our analysis team is looking into when evaluating and rating ICOs
To make a proper due diligence for an ICO some very traditional issues are considered, such as is there an identifiable team behind the project. First of all we look at does the team have the relevant technical, financial, legal, strategy and industry expertise to make a realistic plan and execute it safely. The team composition is very important even though we also understand that the team can be built further after the ICO is finished. It is important to be able to identify the team members’ commitment to the project, especially if they are appointed in responsible roles. Previous working positions, networks and client endorsements may have positive effect on the evaluation of the team.
Product / Vision
The presented product or service has to have a lot of utility potential. We are looking for solutions that solve real industry problems and generate competitive advantages by utilizing blockchain technologies. The further the product development is, the more active clients, the more relevant partners, the more information about the business process is available, the better the legal framework has been designed – the easier it is to identify the jewels among the average business proposals. The White Paper has developed into an industry standard and the quality of the white paper has a lot of weight in our review process. The White Paper compresses a lot of information and indicates is the team solving actual client problems, can the team explain the technologies utilized and is the proposal communicated well enough so it can gain wide public attraction.
Token & token economics
After the team and product introductions have convinced us, we will take a deep look at the token economics behind the ICO. Provided materials have to explain in detail why the tokenization model has been chosen to run the business. It has to be clear what benefits do the tokens provide for the early investors and the end users. The distribution and total valuation of the tokens have to be reasonable compared to the business plan and the funds raised during the ICO cannot jeopardize the turnover of the business during the following quartals. Token economics have to make sense and this part of the review usually helps us to discover the true motivations of the ICO teams.
Marketing & community
Even the greatest team with the finest product and best business model will not success without having a good community outreach. Next thing we evaluate is the visibility and supporter base of the project. The social media channels have made it easy to build and evaluate community support.