What makes crypto valuable?Every crypto project promises something. Some offer tokens designed purely for speculation, while others aim to transform entire industries. But how do you know which crypto projects are most likely to deliver value for both investors and real-world customers?
Beam reboots DeFi - with PrivacyPrivacy coin Beam is preparing to undergo its second hardfork this week. This fork is being conducted as a consensus change and upgrade, and begins a foray into the rapidly-growing DeFi space - with one twist in the tale; another step in the continued evolution of Beam’s privacy fortress.
On Yavin, Founder and CEO of Cointelligence, and Alex Mashinsky, Founder and CEO of Celsius NetworkOn Yavin, Founder and CEO of Cointelligence, and Alex Mashinsky, Founder and CEO of Celsius Network, talk about how a scam exchange and Coinmarketcap’s methods could have damaged Celsius Network.
Open letter to the crypto industry: stop abusing the word SCAMCointelligence has spent the past 2.5 years investigating and calling out crypto scams. We’ve learned how to tell what is and is not a scam, and how to identify scams, and how to properly use the word. With that in mind, here are our thoughts on the matter.
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Women Used as Bait in Bizarre Dobi Romance ScamRecently, we’ve received reports of a new scam, which involves exploiting women’s bodies in order to trick victims into buying a worthless cryptocurrency. This is a disgusting new low for crypto scammers.
I WAS DISINVITED FROM CC FORUMA few days ago I started talking to community members about the fact that CC Forum is enabling scammers by inviting them to be speakers at their event. I was planning to call out the scammers as part of my speech there, and I was also debating whether I should call out the organizers for not conducting any vetting of participants and therefore potentially legitimizing scammers and unscrupulous operators.
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Cointelligence Cryptocurrency Due Diligence and Professional ServicesAt Cointelligence, we have built our reputation on providing well-researched guides on various cryptocurrency and blockchain topics and impartial ratings of ICOs, STOs, IEOs, and exchanges. We have learned how best to audit cryptocurrency projects and exchanges. Now, you can harness our research skills for your own needs.
TRUE STORY: We don’t own the money in our bank accountsAnother person might not fight for a few hundred Euros worth of charges that should not have been made, which means so many people lose their money because banks falsely charge them and nobody does anything about it. Not the governments, not the regulators, not the customers.
Fight To Fame: another blockchain fraudA cryptocurrency project planning on an early June token sale with grand schemes to have competition-reality-show-like fights around the world, is in fact created and supported by an Interpol-wanted Chinese fugitive alleged to have defrauded billions from ordinary Chinese in 2016 in a massive financial Ponzi scheme. Additionally -- and completely counter to their claims – the project does not include Mike Tyson.
Your concise guide IEO marketing and running an IEOAfter quietly flying below the radar since December 2017, initial exchange offerings (IEOs) have suddenly picked up a great deal of interest in Spring 2019. If you are considering an IEO for your cryptocurrency project, you probably have some questions about how to market it. Below, find our top advice on IEO marketing.
Can Chainstarter be trusted?Misuse of investor funds - I reviewed a lot of emails and open letters and blog posts in the course of preparing this article, and there was one thing that both Mr. Ayton and Mr. Lofts can agree on: 21 Million made a loan of funds to Chainstarter, the ICO advisory company that Mr. Ayton and Mr. Lofts were also co-founders of.
STOs are real, and they’re here to stayThere’s nothing like a good debate to get everyone to think about and solidify their positions, so I’d like to say a few things in defense of the existence and value of STOs.
Changelly and ChangeNOW controversyOne recent example of a customer seeking justice by trying to expose an exchange that allegedly wronged him is the case of Bitcointalk user ni23457. He states that the ChangeNOW exchange has been withholding his funds for months now, without a valid reason. After scouring the internet for information about the platform and its leaders, the user pointed out to its connection to other crypto businesses.
ICO rating site ICOholder caught red handed, willingly promoting SCAM ICO Tkeycoin (TCD)It is important that the crypto community identify and dissociate from the ‘bad apples’ in our midst. We looked into this and were also shocked to learn that ICOmarks (ICOmarks.com) - an outfit that claims to “research” new ICOs - also falls horribly short of the mark. We discuss this and more in this blog post.
Interview with Justas Pikelis of MonethaI recently had the chance to sit down with Justas Pikelis, the co-founder of Monetha. We had a lengthy conversation about what Monetha is doing, and what contributed to the success of their ICO. I think you'll find his insights into ICO marketing and community building very interesting, especially if you are considering your own ICO, STO, or TGE in the near future.
How is Cointelligence different?We’re not like the strict professor at university who likes giving low grades, we just believe in fairness and it would be wrong to deceive the investors by giving false ratings to ICO projects.
Anti-Semitic, Violent, and Bullying Activity Crawls into Crypto CommunityThese disgusting images should not have been allowed to be added to the platform, but this goes to show that either Telegram does not screen their user created content, or they simply do not care.
Tech journalists and responsibilityDue diligence isn't just in the hands of would-be ICO investors. It falls on all of us. Journalists. ICO raters. Crypto experts. Bloggers. We all have a responsibility to research what we're talking about, to dig deeper when something doesn't seem to be right, and to call-out the lies, scams, and corruption that we see.
The road more traveledIt seems that schisms will always happen, and now we have the schism which occurred at block 478,559, when there was a permanent divergence from the previous version of the blockchain, and nodes running previous versions ceased to be accepted by the newest version. Welcome to the world, Bitcoin Cash!
In data we trust - but which data should we trust?Right now the cryptosphere is largely still ruled by the brains and hearts of entrepreneurs. People create projects because they really love the idea they want to broach to the world, and they then use their intelligence to make the best of their offer. The machines will take over sooner or later however because that's just the way it is.
Where should you publish your crypto blog?For companies that host their blog on Medium, users only spend a short amount of time on the company’s website. Instead of staying to read blog articles, users are sent off to another website. If a user arrived to a company’s website via a Google organic search, sending the user to another website may actually hurt that website’s ranking.
Enough is Enough! - Corrupt ICO Advisors, Experts, and Listing SitesCorruption creeps into everything. While the blockchain revolution was started with grand ideas of decentralization and privacy, its growing popularity has led to unsavory elements looking for ways to corrupt it for their own means.
What’s Happening with Outbrain and Taboola?Thanks to wide-spread ICO advertising bans on almost every major online advertising platform, many start-ups have turned to Outbrain and Taboola to market their ICOs. The crypto community was thriving on these two platforms. So it came as a shock to us when we discovered that they had both quietly banned crypto advertising.
FUSION's innovative platform connects various forms of blockchainsVia a novel technology relying on distributed management of control rights, tokens and coins belonging to different blockchains can be mapped directly onto FUSION's blockchain. As such, FUSION's wallets can be used to store coins and tokens existing on multiple blockchains, unlike conventional multi-coin wallets which can only store tokens and coins based on the same algorithm or protocol.
How to create the perfect ICO/STO marketing strategyThe difference between success and failure when it comes to an ICO/STO (Security Token Offering), more often than not, is in the marketing. Planning a winning strategy to market your ICO/STO project from the beginning is absolutely essential.
A guide to spot ICO scamsAs an investor, you're all on your own when it comes to busting fraudulent ICOs to avoid wasting your coins on scams, and star-crossed projects. Throughout this article, we will help you examine ICO projects to ensure they're real, legitimate business opportunities that one can consider investing in.
How Much Investment Is Currently Flowing into ICO Marketing Campaigns?Without the right visual stimuli, online presence, and optimized website, an STO or ICO marketing campaign is effectively moribund. The time for getting a website up and running is not just before the launch of the ICO or STO – it’s several months before.
Lights, camera, Segwit – the big debut of Bitcoin Core’s 0.16.0 updateThe latest Bitcoin Core client update has been released for public editing on February 15th. The 0.16.0 release includes full SegWit support, in addition to a myriad of other upgrades.
US government offers $100,000 rewards to stop crypto pump-and-dumpsThe CFTC has announced that it is going to reward individuals who can blow the whistle on major "pump-and-dump" cryptocurrency schemes. Such schemes represent the main domains of scams in the world of crypto.
How To Launch A $100M ICO [Conference Call]Cointelligence and Cryptoracle.io are hosting a conference call with Moshe Hogeg, Founder and Co-CEO of Sirin Labs. Here, we will talk about what it takes to launch such a successful ICO, the writing of white papers, and the development of next generation technology.
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