Top ICO’s of 2017
AKASHA is a Blockchain-based social media network that is built on Ethereum and IPFS (InterPlanetary File System). According to the CEO of AKASHA, Mihai ALISIE, he said in an interview, that the AKASHA team is aiming to solve the bigger problem in technologies as they came up with the idea of creating a Blockchain-based social network that can operate on a platform like Ethereum and IPFS. According to Alisie, how explains how the AKASHA works; that when a user publishes an entry on the AKASHA, the IPFS hash broadcasted a notification to all the followers on the network, which declares when people are interested in accessing the content. The AKASHA address issues concerning matters of abusive content being shared across the network of the censorship-free social network.
BLOCKSTACK is a new decentralized internet that has been tested in production in the past three years. The BLOCKSTACK is designed and aim to remove insecure and trusted third parties that are between users, application, and data. BLOCKSTACK is a real definition of decentralization by providing a comparable performance between other traditional internet services, thereby fulfilling the vision of the fathers of the web; Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Vint Cerf. The design of the BLOCKSTACK Blockchain operates on a peer to peer network and storage. The BLOCKSTACK possess three components as a core infrastructure; these include The Blockchain, Atlas Network, and Gaia Storage.
BLOCKCAT is a decentralized application that helps to deploy safe and inexpensive smart contracts on an Ethereum Blockchain with just a few clicks. It enables a complete stranger to sell or buy goods without relying upon blind trust or the interference of any third-party for security check or verification. The application is based on market predictions which enable it for sport and electoral predictions. The BLOCKCAT aimed to help every investor to benefit from the security and convenience of smart contracts based on the Ethereum network. It is seen as a way of unlocking the door to electronic commerce at a scale beyond possibilities.
Blocktix is a decentralized event hosting platform that is based on an Ethereum ICO. It offers a counterfeit-resistant solution for individual and event hosting business to advertise, distribute and enable them to transfer event passes and tickets to individuals. Hitherto, event hosting is a fast growing market, even more than the growth of the financial industry. However, it is faced with constant and systematic challenges regarding fraud prevention, intermediary cost and transfer of ownership. The usage of Ethereum smart contract would help to leverage the challenges by running the application on a peer-to-peer platform for ticket exchange, and on-chain ticket distribution, and an incentivized advertising network. It aims to create a single source of event hosting platform, this hope to replace the current fragmented system of ticket distribution in event hosting.
ADSHARE is also a decentralized peer-to-peer network for market programming advertising. It runs on a platform that provides a better transparency, reduced cost and less transparency for all the market participants. ADSHARE operates on ESC Blockchain and uses ADSHARE TOKEN for payment of ads. Enterprise Service Chain (ESC) is a Blockchain that is based on software which facilitates high volume of transactions, i.e. sending of tokens between users.
CCCoin is an amazingly innovative idea that should be applauded — It is the World’s first Charitable Decentralized Application. built on the Ethereum Blockchain. It does not ICO until Aug 21st and I expect it to be a big one. Essentially how it works is instead of having CCCoins “mined” — the coins automatically appear in the CCCoin-Team wallet every month. The CCCoin Team then sells the coins onto the exchanges and donates at least 75% of the money to charity. The charities are chosen by the CCCoin holders using a blockchain voting system. It’s one of the most socially responsible uses of blockchain technology I have seen.
Patientory is an Electronic Medical Records (ERM) storage network that is built on the Ethereum blockchain. It is used in United States, to keep patient medical records are protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) of 1996’s privacy rule, this help the patient to define their right to have full control and access to their private information about their health. Patientory was established in 2015, Atlanta, and has supplied over 100 million worth of token, in which the minimum investment goal is about 5,000 ETH and 385 PTOY per ETH for the first price.
Although, many people may have heard about Tezos and it is aim at establishing a future proof for smart contract system. It is has a different blockchain that makes it unique from other cryptocurrency ICOs. Consensus will be possible by allowing bonded stakeholders authorize transactions. An approximation of US $893,200.77 worth of token has been issued to its users as they have launched in July 1st of 2017. Within the few days, they have proposed undoubtedly to generate huge interest for their investors.
The Basic Attention Token (BAT), BAT has a token issued on issued on the Ethereum blockchain as unit of exchange in the new Blockchain. It is based on a digital marketing system, in which the attentions of the users are privately monitored in the brave browser. However, publishers are rewarded with BATs, users also get share of the BATs for participating. The market capital of Bats since its inception is about $24 million of ETH, with 1.5 billion of token available for its users.
Status is decentralized applications that run on the Ethereum Network. It was created in October 2016 as a Mobile Ethereum Operating System (Mobile Ether-OS) and available for android and iOS, with an open source messaging platform in which users` privacy are preserved. The fact that it is built based on peer-peer interaction technology, users can send payment and smart contract to one another. The sales of its token has rise to about $110 million with over 300,000 token sold. This technology aimed to reshape the society by changing how people exchange values and eliminating third-party by giving privacy and ownership right.