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CRPT means “Collaborative Reliable Protocol for Tamperproof” rating of ICOs. We rate ICOs based on factors that really matter in this industry, which is determined based on selective criteria formed by our experienced team, backed by a due diligence framework.

Mission & Vision

The CRPT.IO team have been long in the industry to have the gut feel of what works and what does not, encountered some scalawags changing coats and have had just enough of flak. Being the first does not really mean the best if you do not upgrade your services to make the market more secure for investors, because, take it or leave it, ICOs are successfully launched with the commitment and concerted action of the community who believes in the potential of the product.

While hype and risk score are extremely important for the short-term investment potential of an ICO, we also felt that we should also thoroughly research ICOs to provide a good analysis and make that information available for investors who may not be inclined to read the more technical white paper. We are not only for short-term profit but also a lot about the future development of a project.

Methodology

Different ICO rating agencies would likely differ in their evaluation, and the safest path is go with a site which does NOT allow manipulation of ICO scores. Transparency and forthrightness are the keys to rating ICOs, equipped with due diligence framework.

Overall rating estimation

Based on our experience and common sense, we evaluate the different components of the overall rating and their different impact on the success of the project. Therefore, for the final evaluation, we do not use a simple arithmetic mean, we assign coefficients of influence to the different evaluation parameters, which in our opinion, correspond to their impacts on the success of the project.

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Satisfied Clients

Team & Advisory Board (TEAM & AB)
100 Points
Description

This score is determined by the amount and proof of information about the team members, such as expertise, previous projects, popularity in social networks of the core team. Specification or work matching the previous experience and links to all the team members social profiles can make a huge difference, especially if there is a proof of involvement in the project.

This score gets higher if advisors have links to the project in social networks and their expertise matches the needs of the project. Authority or advisors in the blockchain and fintech community means a lot to this mark.

We deduct from this score if it’s impossible to tell if all the team members and advisors are real persons, or their involvement in the project can’t be proven.

  • Leading technological expert (CTO) — 8
  • Project leader (CEO) — 8
  • Development team lead — 6
  • Marketing lead — 8
  • Marketing advisor — 8
  • Specification or experts’ work — 6
  • Experts experience of in their spheres — 6
  • Presence or a\I necessary experts — 10

If there is an unidentified team member —( —6)

  • Popularity or Advisors — 18
  • Expertise or Advisors to the project profile — 22

If there is a fake Advisor — (—6)

Project Description & Market Research (PD & MR) 100 PointsDescription

This score is determined by the quality of project description and market research. Projects receive high scores for project description if:

  • There is a Roadmap with clearly defined goals;
  • Project is not just a concept, but there is some kind of readymade product (App, Testnet, Prototype etc.);
  • Token role and necessity is clear and correspond to project needs;
  • There is high-quality white paper with well distributed financial plan and detailed description or technical part of the project;
  • Tokens and raised funds spending ratio is described and adequate.

This score is determined by quality of project competitors’ research, lack of readymade similar products, presence or technical advantages, competitors’ capitalization and dynamic of growth. Jurisdictional research and presence of legal disclaimer for duties and obligations form a great part of this score.

  • Project Description — 55
  • Roadmap — 5
  • Detailed product description — 10
  • Regularity of GitHub commits — 5
  • Presence or product beta-version — 10
  • Token description and role — 5
  • Discounts on goods and services — 1
  • Possibility or the project management via DAO — 1
  • Dividends reception from tokens — 1
  • Buyout of tokens from investors — 1
  • Commission for tokens usage — 1
  • Priori calculation is present and adequate — 5
  • Financial plan details — 5
  • Tokens spending ratio — 5
  • Market Research — 45
  • Lack or competitors — 5
  • Lack or ready-made products —  5
  • Presence of technological advantages — 5
  • The amount of financing attracted by competitors — 5
  • Dynamics or competitors growth — 5
  • Jurisdiction research — 10
  • Legal disclaimer for duties and obligations — 10

CONCEPT 100 POINTS
Description

We based our decision on this score on the adequacy of the concept, i.e., whether the proponent made it clear what problem the concept solves and whether the problem exists, originality of the concept and its value for the community.

  • Adequacy or the concept — 40
  • Originality of the concept — 30
  • Value or the concept for the community — 30

MARKETING 100 POINTS
Description

This score shows the quality of the official website (should be well designed and give all the information needed to take a decision on investing to this project), social networks (constant updating, number of subscribers and their activity).

What also can greatly influence on this score is expertise of the marketing team, well-described marketing plan and public presence of the team on conferences, community meet-ups etc.

  • Website — 25
  • Social networks — 20
  • Marketing plan — 15
  • Marketing team — 20
  • Public presence of the team — 20

Investors Security (IS) 100 POINTS
Description

Due to the recent increase in number of fraudulent lCOs, we decided to add this mark to our metrics. IS mark represents the safety of investing in this project. To evaluate this score, we check whether DAICO or decentralized escrow is used and if so, we analyze the smart contracts and conditions for investors.

  • DAICO — 65
  • Decentralized Escrow — 35

Profitability for investors (PFI)Description

This score represents profitability of investments which we evaluate according to a self-distributed algorithm which takes into account potential capitalization, adequacy or soft cap and hard cap, premine coefficient, and early stage investment bonuses.

Disclaimer

Evaluation of ICO rating is done using more than 100 parameters. CRPT.IO publishes marks and ratings for information purposes only. They are not investment proposals. We strongly recommend you to do your own research before making investment decisions.

ICO FAQs

An ICO (Initial Coin Offering or Token Sale) is a type of fundraising where in exchange for money (Bitcoin, Ethereum or fiat money) investors receive tokens (coins). Projects that launch an ICO promise an investor that tokens will have value and can be used after the ICO.

An ICO (Initial Coin Offering or Token Sale) is a type of fundraising where in exchange for money (Bitcoin, Ethereum or fiat money) investors receive tokens (coins). Projects that launch an ICO promise an investor that tokens will have value and can be used after the ICO.

An ICO (Initial Coin Offering or Token Sale) is a type of fundraising where in exchange for money (Bitcoin, Ethereum or fiat money) investors receive tokens (coins). Projects that launch an ICO promise an investor that tokens will have value and can be used after the ICO.

Before you can invest in an ICO, you have to buy Ethereum. There aren’t many places to buy ETH with dollars (or fiat, in crypto-speak). Here are a few options for buying Bitcoin or Ethereum with dollars:

Since most of the ICO are based on Ethereum smart contracts, your crypto wallet has to support receiving tokens. During an ICO, you send Ethereum to the company issuing a new token and receive the amount of tokens based on the announced exchange rate.

You create a passport and download the Keystone file, often referred to as a private key. MyEtherWallet generates a public address for your wallet and your private key is the only way to access it. Your public address is anonymous but everyone in the network can see it. In other words, everyone can see transactions that happen in your wallet but no one knows it’s yours.

Unlike your bank account login, which you can reset by proving your identity in person or with state issued identification, a lost or compromised private key in crypto is equal to a death sentence. You will never be able to recover it.

There are a few ways to secure your private key. You can use a hardware wallet, an encrypted device that stores private keys for all the coins you own. You can store an encrypted private key on a flash drive and keep it in a secure box at the bank as a backup. You can also use encryption software, such as password, to store your private keys. If you trade regularly, you will need access to your key often, so encryption software is a safe option.

Compile a short list narrowing down to five to ten. Look at three aspects: 1) basic concept 2) team 3) interest or hype.

Below is a list of questions that will help you:

Basic Concept

  • Can you understand the value of the token at least in theory?
  • Is it easy to explain and understand?

Team

  • Who is the behind the company?
  • Does the team consist of real people?
  • What are their backgrounds?
  • Where are they located?

Interest or Hype

  • What is their hype rating on ICO Drops?
  • How many people do they have in their Telegram channel and other social media channels?

Then, I would scan their white paper for more information about the solution, which often too technical. Our notepad can help you a lot. Often, we lack practical knowledge of what’s being discussed in the WP and so, fail to understand the judiciousness of investing. Sometimes companies don’t invest much time and effort in explaining what they want to build. A few even plagiarize and copy their papers.

A blockchain is a series of blocks that records data in hash functions with timestamps so that the data cannot be changed or tampered with. As data cannot be overwritten, data manipulation is extremely impractical, thus securing data and eliminating centralized points that cybercriminals often target.

These requirements are drawn from the Congressional testimony on monitoring and overseeing cryptocurrencies and ICOs:

  • Promoter’s location
  • Problem and proposed technology solution
  • Description of the token
  • Blockchain governance
  • Qualifications of the technical team
  • Risk factors

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