XZC
3.5

Zcoin (XZC) | Rating: 7/10 | Outlook: Positive

Zcoin is a privacy focused cryptocurrency that was originally built on the Zerocoin protocol. However, given a number of vulnerabilities in that protocol, they recently moved to a new "Sigma" Protocol that was launched in 2019. Transactions are made private by a privacy enhancement in the protocol called "minting". Before you are able to send transactions, you have to mint new coins. Given that all coin’s transactions originate from a newly minted coin, it is hard to track the origin. Privacy on Zcoin is made possible through the use of Zero Knowledge proofs. You also have Tor integration as well as their recently released "Dandelion" protocol. This will further help to cement user privacy on the network. ZCoin uses a the Merkle Tree Proof of Work algorithm (MTP). This is a memory hard algorithm that is considered to be ASIC resistant and hence less prone to centralisation. Zcoin also has a masternode architecture with their "Znodes" (require 1,000 XZC to stake). In compensation for running this full node, the Znode will receive 30% of the newly minted Zcoins. The team behind the Zcoin protocol is quite extensive experience in blockchain engineering, software development, cryptography and many more. The developers have also been hard at work if you take a look into their GitHub repository. When it comes to markets, XZC is listed on a number of exchanges including MXC, Coinex, Binance, Huobi etc. There appears to be reasonable liquidity on these exchanges which will ease execution. However, XZC is still volatile so trade with caution. *Coin Bureau's views are not investment advice. Do Your Own Research.
2019-09-17
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KMD
4.0

Komodo (KMD) | Rating: 8/10 | Outlook: Positive

Komodo is an end-to-end blockchain solution that external developers can use to build their own blockchains and launch their own ICO. Developers can build on top of the Komodo platform but instead of building on the main Komodo chain or building on sidechains, they are building their own standalone sidechain. This is possible because Komodo was developed from the ground up as a modular system. Komodo makes use of a unique consensus algorithm in the Delayed Proof-of-Work (dPOW) which they claim will make Komodo more robust and secure. Komodo was also one of the first blockchains to bridge the gap between Bitcoin and Ethereum's ecosystems with atomic swaps. There has been a lot of work done on the Komodo protocol. This can all be evidenced by their extensive GitHub commits. There is a large team of both core and community developers working on the project. One of the most exciting new releases of Komodo is their Antara framework. There are quite a competitors for Komodo in the form of other projects such as, Bitshares, Waves and NXT. However, Komodo is the only blockchain platform at this stage that is able to combine all these features into a singular blockchain. Komodo is a coin that will pay out an interest rate of 5% that is called the "Active User Reward". This could impact on the demand. Trading of KMD is quite well spread out and liquidity appears strong. However, the token still does remain quite volatile and has been on a downward trend since the beginning of the year. *Coin Bureau's views are not investment advice. Do Your Own Research.
2019-08-09
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ERD
3.0

Elrond (ERD) | Rating: 7/10 | Outlook: Stable

The Elrond Network is a public blockchain created to provide high-level scalability, interoperability, and high throughput. The goal is to create a decentralized network that can provide the same or better performance when compared with centralized networks, while also providing users with greater privacy. They will do this through their use of a Secure Proof of Stake (SPoS) consensus mechanism and adaptive sharding. SPoS is a more sophisticated version of Proof of Stake, it aims to ensure distribution of shards is fair, and it is a compromise between increased energy, computational demands and security. You can read more about this technology in our attached review. The result of all this technology is a some pretty impressive statistics on their testnet. For example, in testing phase the network can process 10,000 transactions per second, and a recent testnet case saw 12,000 transactions per second with just 5 shards in use. There will also be cross chain interoperability on the Elrond Network. This will be through the use of of their Virtual Machine which will support smart contracts written in Solidity. ERD tokens were issued through a Binance crowdsales that took place in July of 2019. They were able to raise about $3.2m which is much less than other projects in the space. The team has a pretty extensive background and the CEO was a member of the NEM core team. The COO is a successful entrepreneur. They have also been relatively active in their development. This is something that can be evidenced from their GitHub activity. The bulk of ERD token liquidity is currently on Binance. This could provide key exchange risk in a singular exchange. However, there is relatively strong liquidity on this exchange. Token trading is still quite volatile so trade with caution. *Coin Bureau's views are not investment advice. Do Your Own Research.
2019-08-07
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WIN
3.5

WINk (WIN) | Rating: 7/10 | Outlook: Stable

WINk bills itself as a blockchain gaming and social platform where users will be able to stake across multiple blockchain ecosystems. WINk will be the seventh token to be offered on the Binance Launchpad platform as an IEO. WINk is not a completely new project and was born as a rebranding from TRONbet. This was one of the most active dApps in the ecosystem when it came to adoption and transaction volume. WINk will be built on the Tron blockchain making it the first Tron Gaming blockchain. WIN tokens will be the utility token in the WINk ecosystem and they will power the platform. These will be used for staking on the numerous games. WIN will be issued as a dual token on both the Tron blockchain (TRC10) and the Binance chain (BEP2). The WINk team is evenly distributed, with four members coming from the blockchain industry, while three others are veterans of gaming and product management. Several of the developers have extensive experience in mobile gaming, and this could prove important for the future of the project. There is a pretty small yet active community behind the WINk project. This can be evidenced by their social channels including Twitter & Telegram. One major benefit is that the project can "piggyback" off of the Tron community and its founder, Justin Sun. WIN tokens will be issued on the Binance Launchpad through a lottery style offering. WIN tokens will be distributed to Binance users based with corresponding BNB balances deducted. Post issuance, WIN will commence trading on the Binance exchange in the secondary market. If the previous IEO offerings are anything to go by, WIN is likely to be incredibly volatile with large amounts of volume. Trading will be risky so be sure to practice adequate risk management. *Coin Bureau's views are not investment advice. Do Your Own Research.
2019-07-30
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IOTA
4.0

IOTA (MIOTA) | Rating: 8/10 | Outlook: Positive

IOTA is a distributed public ledger that was developed in order to power machine-to-machine payments in the “Internet of Things” economy. They were one of the first cryptocurrency projects to examine the IoT sector. IOTA could provide a unique alternative to blockchain technology through their use of the "Tangle". This is essentially a DAG based data structure that could help scale the network. The main genius behind the Tangle and DAGs in general is that the more activity there is, the more validation that takes place. This is quite opposite to the nature of blockchains where blockchain bloat can slow down the network. This Tangle has had great success but the main point of contention at IOTA has been the fact that there was a centralised "Coordinator". The IOTA team has been aware of this and as such they have begun the process of "Coordicide" - no doubt a positive step. The team behind IOTA is quite an experienced one. The Whitepaper was drafted by mathematics professor. There has also been quite extensive work done on the protocol as can be evidenced by the GitHub commits. IOTA has also been quite active in forging relationships with the business community and these include the likes of Volkswagen, Jaguar, Microsoft, Accenture etc. Moreover, there is a pretty strong community that is driving the project forward. MIOTA is listed on a number of exchanges and there is strong liquidity for the token. Prices have been falling recently as a result of bearish Alt sentiment. You should still trade with caution. *Coin Bureau's views are not investment advice. Do Your Own Research.
2019-07-26
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EGT
2.5

Egretia (EGT) | Rating: 6/10 | Outlook: Negative

Egretia is an HTML5 game engine that is based on blockchain technology. Egretia is constructing a complete ecosystem that has blockchain solutions that include developers, content-providers, the players as well as advertisers and delivery channels. The technology developed by Egretia already reaches more than 1 billion mobile terminals and is supported by 200,000 developers. Egretia began on the Ethereum blockchain but has recently transitioned to its own testnet. It plans on launching the mainnet in the second quarter of 2020. This blockchain will include features such as Delegated Proof of Stake, blockchain flexibility and transaction speeds of up to 2,000 tp/s. The Egretia core development team is built around the two founders of Egretia, the founder of Egret, and two additional members. There is also a pretty active community around Egretia even though the size of the followings through their social channels is quite limited. Public development on the Egretia platform has been quite limited as there have been very few commits to their GitHub repositories. They do have pretty ambitious milestones when it comes to their roadmap. The utility token on the Egretia network is EGT and is an ERC20 standard token. This was launched via an ICO that took place back in May of 2018. They were able to raise over $23m in exchange for the tokens. Trading of EGT tokens is taking place on a number of exchanges including OkEX, CoinTiger and Huobi. There is extensive volume for EGT across these main exchanges which means that liquidity is still quite high and order slippage is unlikely to be a thing. EGT tokens have been incredibly volatile and have even landed in the top 50 of CMC rankings. This appears unsustainable given the intense run up in these prices in the period. EGT tokens still remain much more volatile than comparative coins so trade carefully. *Coin Bureau's views are not investment advice. Do Your Own Research.
2019-07-25
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LSK
4.0

Lisk (LSK) | Rating: 8/10 | Outlook: Positive

Lisk is a blockchain development platform that will allow users to build their Decentralised applications in JavaScript. This was chosen as JavaScript is one of the most popular programming languages in the world. This makes them a unique alternative to Ethereum et al. These external developers can build their dApps by using the special SDKs developed by Lisk. They can deploy these in separate sidechains to the Lisk mainchain. This structure is able to reduce the risk of blockchain bloat and spamming from other sidechains. On the main chain, Lisk uses a Delegated Proof of Stake consensus algorithm. With this, blocks are generated by delegated nodes on the network. The number of delegates is set at 101 and is voted in by those who are staking Lisk on the network. The LSK token is the utility token on Lisk that is used as an incentive mechanism. It is used by the dApp developers to pay for the computing power and it is earned by the delegates as a block reward. Lisk conducted an ICO that took place in 2016 where they were able to raise a total of 14,000 BTC. LSK prices have been incredibly volatile as a result of crypto market conditions. They are currently well below their early 2018 highs – although still the price prior to the bull run. Lisk is a fork of an earlier project called Crypti. The founding team has previous history having worked in Crypti. There are currently over 53 members on the Lisk team. Development by these team members has been extensive as is evidenced by the GitHub commits. The project is second amoung all projects when it comes to total commits. LSK is listed on a number of exchanges although the bulk of the volume is on exchanges such as YoBit and Binance. There is strong turnover here which implies decent levels of liquidity for large orders. LSK tokens to remain quite volatile though so do trade with caution. *Coin Bureau's views are not investment advice. Do Your Own Research.
2019-07-22
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ABT
3.0

ArcBlock (ABT) | Rating: 7/10 | Outlook: Stable

ArcBlock is another project that is trying to simplify the process of Decentralised Application (dApp) and blockchain development. They are trying to build a blockchain 3.0 platform with the foundational components which include SDKs, Code Packages, developer tools and services. There are a number of interesting features behind the ArcBlock protocol. One of these is the Open Chain Access Protocol (OCAP). This enables connectivity across a variety of blockchain protocols. Developers are also able to build their dApps in a user-friendly interface on their web browser. Another component is the Blocklet. This takes advantage of server-less architecture to build services and applications. Blocklets are reusable and customizable for fast and powerful development within any platform the developer chooses. The team behind the ArcBlock project is quite a diverse one and they have backgrounds in entrepreneurship, software engineering and public relations. The team has also been quite active in their development as can be evidenced by the regular stream of GitHub commits. There is also a reasonably sized community at ArcBlock and this can be seen through their Telegram channel and their Twitter account. Community engagement is below average though for a project of this scale. The ABT utility token on the ArcBlock network is an ERC20 token. There is a total supply of 186m ABT. The team completed an ICO in February of 2018 and were able to raise a total of $45m. Trading on the token began not long after that and they have had quite a rough ride. It has followed the broader trend in the crypto markets. It is also listed on exchanges including Huobi global and Gate.io. There are relatively healthy levels of liquidity at these exchanges. Yet, ABT is still quite volatile so do trade with caution. *Coin Bureau's views are not investment advice. Do Your Own Research.
2019-07-18
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VIDT
4.0

V-ID (VIDT) | Coin Report | An Altcoin Trader's Handbook | Rating: 8/10 | 15th July 2019

Welcome to the 27th Coin Report. In today’s report, I will be assessing the fundamental and technical strengths and weaknesses of V-ID. This will be comprised of an analysis of a number of significant metrics, an evaluation of the project’s community and development and an overview of its price-history. The report will conclude with a grading out of 10. V-ID was conceptualised in early 2017, as a subsidiary of WIDIDI; a software developer in the Netherlands and the U.K. The company has branches in both countries and WIDIDI own the full rights to the V-ID software. As a company, V-ID took the uncommon path of developing a product before raising funding. Further, they onboarded several clients during this period. This was followed by a private sale of 12% of the total 100,000,000 VIDT tokens being created, and, in Q3-Q4 2018, V-ID launched an ICO, offering 50,000,000 VIDT to the public. $3.6mn was raised during this period, with 36mn unsold tokens burned and 14mn distributed to investors, equating to an average price per VIDT of $0.25. As of this month, V-ID has spent $1.8mn of this capital, but the project states it has a 24-month runway, excluding positive cash flow from revenues generated moving forward. Currently, VIDT is an ERC-20 token with a total supply of 62,787,519, but with 25mn VIDT of that set aside for the validation pool that will never be circulated. Thus, maximum circulating supply is 38,044,522 VIDT.
TOMO
3.0

Tomochain (TOMO) | Rating: 7/10 | Outlook: Stable

Tomochain is another one of the projects that is trying to help Ethereum scale. Apart from merely solving the scaling angle, they would also like to make a blockchain that could be interoperable with others. The Tomochain blockchain is currently able to process up to 5,000 transactions per second and they have been able to garner 2 second transaction times. They hope that in the not too distant future they could be able to reach 20,000 to 30,000 transactions per second. Technologically, on the Mainnet, Tomochain makes use of a masternodes framework. The consensus algorithm that they use is Proof-of-Stake Voting (POSV). There are also plans to implement sharding on the network which could speed up the transaction throughput dramatically. The Tomochain team is quite a diverse one with a wide range of experience. They have backgrounds in Investment banking and blockchain engineering. The CEO also used to be the lead for the NEM blockchain project. The broader team is based in Singapore. There has been a lot of work that has been done on the project which can be evidenced by their extensive GitHub commits. This is more than we have seen on other projects that are at similar stages of their life. You can read more about their Roadmap in our long form attached review. TOMO held their ICO back in March of 2018 and they were able to raise 8.5m in Exchange for some of the initial supply of TOMO ERC20 tokens. However, these were transitioned to a mainnet token on the Tomochain in December of 2018. Token trading is taking place on the Binance DEX, KuCoin and HotBit etc. HotBit has the bulk of the volume which could be risky from a Key Exchange perspective. There are healthy turnover levels on this exchange though. TOMO tokens are still quite volatile though so do trade them with caution. *Coin Bureau's views are not investment advice. Do Your Own Research.
2019-07-12
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Zcoin (XZC) | Rating: 7/10 | Outlook: Positive

2019-09-17
7/10

Zcoin is a privacy focused cryptocurrency that was originally built on the Zerocoin protocol. However, given a number of vulnerabilities in that protocol, they recently moved to a new "Sigma" Protocol that was launched in 2019. Transactions are made private by a privacy enhancement in the protocol called "minting". Before you are able to send transactions, you have to mint new coins. Given that all coin’s transactions originate from a newly minted coin, it is hard to track the origin. Privacy on Zcoin is made possible through the use of Zero Knowledge proofs. You also have Tor integration as well as their recently released "Dandelion" protocol. This will further help to cement user privacy on the network. ZCoin uses a the Merkle Tree Proof of Work algorithm (MTP). This is a memory hard algorithm that is considered to be ASIC resistant and hence less prone to centralisation. Zcoin also has a masternode architecture with their "Znodes" (require 1,000 XZC to stake). In compensation for running this full node, the Znode will receive 30% of the newly minted Zcoins. The team behind the Zcoin protocol is quite extensive experience in blockchain engineering, software development, cryptography and many more. The developers have also been hard at work if you take a look into their GitHub repository. When it comes to markets, XZC is listed on a number of exchanges including MXC, Coinex, Binance, Huobi etc. There appears to be reasonable liquidity on these exchanges which will ease execution. However, XZC is still volatile so trade with caution. *Coin Bureau's views are not investment advice. Do Your Own Research.

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3.5
EXCC
EXCC

ExchangeCoin (EXCC) | Coin Report | An Altcoin Trader's Handbook | Rating: 3/10 | 23rd August 2019

2019-09-09
3

Welcome to the 32nd Coin Report. In today’s report, I will be assessing the fundamental and technical strengths and weaknesses of ExchangeCoin. This will be comprised of an analysis of a number of significant metrics, an evaluation of the project’s community and development and an overview of its price-history. The report will conclude with a grading out of 10. ExchangeCoin was launched in November 2017 with an ICO that raised 650 BTC, equating to over $5,000,000 at the time. The token issued, EXCC, has a maximum supply of 32,003,133, with 4mn EXCC sold during the ICO. Further, the project also has a premine of 12.1mn EXCC, equating to 37.95% of the maximum supply (from which the 4mn was sold to the public in the token sale). The token itself operates on the Equihash algorithm, and underwent a hard fork in July 2018, after which the network migrated to a dual Proof-of-Work/Proof-of-Stake consensus mechanism, with 30% of block rewards rewarded to stakers and 70% to miners. The block reward is progressively diminishing, with the current reward at 24.5 EXCC per block, with 2.5-minute block times.

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An Altcoin Trader's Handbook
1.5
DAG
DAG

Constellation (DAG) | Coin Report | An Altcoin Trader's Handbook | Rating: 8/10 | 1st September 2019

2019-09-03
8

Welcome to the 34th Coin Report. In today’s report, I will be assessing the fundamental and technical strengths and weaknesses of Constellation. This will be comprised of an analysis of a number of significant metrics, an evaluation of the project’s community and development and an overview of its price-history. The report will conclude with a grading out of 10. Constellation launched in 2017 with a private sale that raised $35.2mn in exchange for 756mn DAG – the utility token for the Constellation Network. This amounted to 18.9% of the original 4,000,000,000 DAG maximum supply; however, as a gesture of good will, the founders burned the 288mn tokens originally allocated to them, leaving the maximum supply at 3.71bn DAG. The team raised no further funds following this. DAG was created as an ERC-20 token for accessibility purposes, but, upon the launch of the Mainnet in October, these tokens will be swapped for the native Directed Acyclic Graph tokens; hence the ticker, DAG.

An Altcoin Trader's Handbook
An Altcoin Trader's Handbook
4.0
LTO
LTO

LTO Network (LTO) | Coin Report | An Altcoin Trader's Handbook | Rating: 8/10 | 26th August 2019

2019-08-26
8

Welcome to the 33rd Coin Report. In today’s report, I will be assessing the fundamental and technical strengths and weaknesses of LTO Network. This will be comprised of an analysis of a number of significant metrics, an evaluation of the project’s community and development and an overview of its price-history. The report will conclude with a grading out of 10. LTO Network was launched in 2017, following the team winning the Dutch Ministry of Justice hackathon for their workflow engine concept. Subsequently, the team raised funds privately in a seed round followed by a second private funding round before a final public crowdsale in January 2019, offering their LTO token in exchange. The total amount raised was around $2.67mn. LTO was created as an ERC-20 token for accessibility but there is a native LTO token for the mainnet, as well as a BNB-based token for trading on Binance DEX. The total supply of LTO currently in existence is ~453mn, but this is split across the three chains in varying proportions, with a Bridge in place for interoperability.

An Altcoin Trader's Handbook
An Altcoin Trader's Handbook
4.0
GVT
GVT

Genesis Vision (GVT) | Coin Report | An Altcoin Trader's Handbook | Rating: 7/10 | 13th August 2019

2019-08-13
7

Welcome to the 31st Coin Report. In today’s report, I will be assessing the fundamental and technical strengths and weaknesses of Genesis Vision. This will be comprised of an analysis of a number of significant metrics, an evaluation of the project’s community and development and an overview of its price-history. The report will conclude with a grading out of 10. Genesis Vision was conceptualised in 2016, after the founders won the HackRussia hackathon in the Finance and Blockchain category for their early Genesis Vision idea. This idea was developed throughout 2017, with the team expanding to over 20 core members. In October 2017, Genesis Vision launched their ICO, issuing GVT as an ERC-20 token at $1 apiece with a maximum supply of 44mn GVT. 75% of this was available for the token sale, but 3,327,482 GVT were sold, with the remainder burned; around $3mn was raised in total. The alpha launch of the platform was in April 2018.

An Altcoin Trader's Handbook
An Altcoin Trader's Handbook
3.5
NIX
NIX

NIX (NIX) | Coin Report | An Altcoin Trader's Handbook | Rating: 7/10 | 10th August 2019

2019-08-10
7

Welcome to the 30th Coin Report. In today’s report, I will be assessing the fundamental and technical strengths and weaknesses of NIX. This will be comprised of an analysis of a number of significant metrics, an evaluation of the project’s community and development and an overview of its price-history. The report will conclude with a grading out of 10. NIX was launched in June 2018, with no premine or ICO. It began with a Proof-of-Work consensus mechanism on the lyra2rev2 hashing algorithm, but migrated to Proof-of-Stake in September 2018. NIX also has a network of Ghostnodes that operate alongside the Proof-of-Stake consensus. Regarding supply emission, 12.01 NIX are minted with each new block, with 2-minute block times.

An Altcoin Trader's Handbook
An Altcoin Trader's Handbook
3.5
KMD
KMD

Komodo (KMD) | Rating: 8/10 | Outlook: Positive

2019-08-09
8/10

Komodo is an end-to-end blockchain solution that external developers can use to build their own blockchains and launch their own ICO. Developers can build on top of the Komodo platform but instead of building on the main Komodo chain or building on sidechains, they are building their own standalone sidechain. This is possible because Komodo was developed from the ground up as a modular system. Komodo makes use of a unique consensus algorithm in the Delayed Proof-of-Work (dPOW) which they claim will make Komodo more robust and secure. Komodo was also one of the first blockchains to bridge the gap between Bitcoin and Ethereum's ecosystems with atomic swaps. There has been a lot of work done on the Komodo protocol. This can all be evidenced by their extensive GitHub commits. There is a large team of both core and community developers working on the project. One of the most exciting new releases of Komodo is their Antara framework. There are quite a competitors for Komodo in the form of other projects such as, Bitshares, Waves and NXT. However, Komodo is the only blockchain platform at this stage that is able to combine all these features into a singular blockchain. Komodo is a coin that will pay out an interest rate of 5% that is called the "Active User Reward". This could impact on the demand. Trading of KMD is quite well spread out and liquidity appears strong. However, the token still does remain quite volatile and has been on a downward trend since the beginning of the year. *Coin Bureau's views are not investment advice. Do Your Own Research.

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Coin Bureau
4.0
ERD
ERD

Elrond (ERD) | Rating: 7/10 | Outlook: Stable

2019-08-07
7/10

The Elrond Network is a public blockchain created to provide high-level scalability, interoperability, and high throughput. The goal is to create a decentralized network that can provide the same or better performance when compared with centralized networks, while also providing users with greater privacy. They will do this through their use of a Secure Proof of Stake (SPoS) consensus mechanism and adaptive sharding. SPoS is a more sophisticated version of Proof of Stake, it aims to ensure distribution of shards is fair, and it is a compromise between increased energy, computational demands and security. You can read more about this technology in our attached review. The result of all this technology is a some pretty impressive statistics on their testnet. For example, in testing phase the network can process 10,000 transactions per second, and a recent testnet case saw 12,000 transactions per second with just 5 shards in use. There will also be cross chain interoperability on the Elrond Network. This will be through the use of of their Virtual Machine which will support smart contracts written in Solidity. ERD tokens were issued through a Binance crowdsales that took place in July of 2019. They were able to raise about $3.2m which is much less than other projects in the space. The team has a pretty extensive background and the CEO was a member of the NEM core team. The COO is a successful entrepreneur. They have also been relatively active in their development. This is something that can be evidenced from their GitHub activity. The bulk of ERD token liquidity is currently on Binance. This could provide key exchange risk in a singular exchange. However, there is relatively strong liquidity on this exchange. Token trading is still quite volatile so trade with caution. *Coin Bureau's views are not investment advice. Do Your Own Research.

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3.0
WIN
WIN

WINk (WIN) | Rating: 7/10 | Outlook: Stable

2019-07-30
7/10

WINk bills itself as a blockchain gaming and social platform where users will be able to stake across multiple blockchain ecosystems. WINk will be the seventh token to be offered on the Binance Launchpad platform as an IEO. WINk is not a completely new project and was born as a rebranding from TRONbet. This was one of the most active dApps in the ecosystem when it came to adoption and transaction volume. WINk will be built on the Tron blockchain making it the first Tron Gaming blockchain. WIN tokens will be the utility token in the WINk ecosystem and they will power the platform. These will be used for staking on the numerous games. WIN will be issued as a dual token on both the Tron blockchain (TRC10) and the Binance chain (BEP2). The WINk team is evenly distributed, with four members coming from the blockchain industry, while three others are veterans of gaming and product management. Several of the developers have extensive experience in mobile gaming, and this could prove important for the future of the project. There is a pretty small yet active community behind the WINk project. This can be evidenced by their social channels including Twitter & Telegram. One major benefit is that the project can "piggyback" off of the Tron community and its founder, Justin Sun. WIN tokens will be issued on the Binance Launchpad through a lottery style offering. WIN tokens will be distributed to Binance users based with corresponding BNB balances deducted. Post issuance, WIN will commence trading on the Binance exchange in the secondary market. If the previous IEO offerings are anything to go by, WIN is likely to be incredibly volatile with large amounts of volume. Trading will be risky so be sure to practice adequate risk management. *Coin Bureau's views are not investment advice. Do Your Own Research.

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3.5
WIN
WIN

Rating: 2.5/5 Stars | WINk (WIN) | A Premier Blockchain Gaming Platform with 3k+ Daily Users and $7.5m Daily Volume

2019-07-29
Avoid

WINk is creating a premier gaming platform facilitated by TRON’s blockchain for users to game, gamble and socialize. Through its innovative token design and incentive mechanisms, developers will be able to focus on creating their dApps without worrying about operations, maintenance and user adoption. Rebranded from TRONbet, WINk is a live platform with thousands of daily active users (DAUs), ranking them one of the top dApps in the market.

Picolo
Picolo
2.5
IOTA
IOTA

IOTA (MIOTA) | Rating: 8/10 | Outlook: Positive

2019-07-26
8/10

IOTA is a distributed public ledger that was developed in order to power machine-to-machine payments in the “Internet of Things” economy. They were one of the first cryptocurrency projects to examine the IoT sector. IOTA could provide a unique alternative to blockchain technology through their use of the "Tangle". This is essentially a DAG based data structure that could help scale the network. The main genius behind the Tangle and DAGs in general is that the more activity there is, the more validation that takes place. This is quite opposite to the nature of blockchains where blockchain bloat can slow down the network. This Tangle has had great success but the main point of contention at IOTA has been the fact that there was a centralised "Coordinator". The IOTA team has been aware of this and as such they have begun the process of "Coordicide" - no doubt a positive step. The team behind IOTA is quite an experienced one. The Whitepaper was drafted by mathematics professor. There has also been quite extensive work done on the protocol as can be evidenced by the GitHub commits. IOTA has also been quite active in forging relationships with the business community and these include the likes of Volkswagen, Jaguar, Microsoft, Accenture etc. Moreover, there is a pretty strong community that is driving the project forward. MIOTA is listed on a number of exchanges and there is strong liquidity for the token. Prices have been falling recently as a result of bearish Alt sentiment. You should still trade with caution. *Coin Bureau's views are not investment advice. Do Your Own Research.

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4.0
EGT
EGT

Egretia (EGT) | Rating: 6/10 | Outlook: Negative

2019-07-25
6/10

Egretia is an HTML5 game engine that is based on blockchain technology. Egretia is constructing a complete ecosystem that has blockchain solutions that include developers, content-providers, the players as well as advertisers and delivery channels. The technology developed by Egretia already reaches more than 1 billion mobile terminals and is supported by 200,000 developers. Egretia began on the Ethereum blockchain but has recently transitioned to its own testnet. It plans on launching the mainnet in the second quarter of 2020. This blockchain will include features such as Delegated Proof of Stake, blockchain flexibility and transaction speeds of up to 2,000 tp/s. The Egretia core development team is built around the two founders of Egretia, the founder of Egret, and two additional members. There is also a pretty active community around Egretia even though the size of the followings through their social channels is quite limited. Public development on the Egretia platform has been quite limited as there have been very few commits to their GitHub repositories. They do have pretty ambitious milestones when it comes to their roadmap. The utility token on the Egretia network is EGT and is an ERC20 standard token. This was launched via an ICO that took place back in May of 2018. They were able to raise over $23m in exchange for the tokens. Trading of EGT tokens is taking place on a number of exchanges including OkEX, CoinTiger and Huobi. There is extensive volume for EGT across these main exchanges which means that liquidity is still quite high and order slippage is unlikely to be a thing. EGT tokens have been incredibly volatile and have even landed in the top 50 of CMC rankings. This appears unsustainable given the intense run up in these prices in the period. EGT tokens still remain much more volatile than comparative coins so trade carefully. *Coin Bureau's views are not investment advice. Do Your Own Research.

Coin Bureau
Coin Bureau
2.5
ALGO
ALGO

Evaluape Rating [Harmony] :A New Generation Public Chain,Score:8.4

2019-07-23
Positive

Advantages: Algorand’s mode is ingeniously designed, solving the problems among decentralization, security and blockchain performance. The mainnet has been online since June 2019, delivering a relatively complete product. The team is solid in technology and has a bounty of resources covering a wide range of industries. Disadvantages: The competition on the public chain is fierce. At this stage, its on-chain ecosystem is somewhat weak. The token economy and incentive mechanism on its network is still unclear.

Evaluape
Evaluape
4.0
LSK
LSK

Lisk (LSK) | Rating: 8/10 | Outlook: Positive

2019-07-22
8/10

Lisk is a blockchain development platform that will allow users to build their Decentralised applications in JavaScript. This was chosen as JavaScript is one of the most popular programming languages in the world. This makes them a unique alternative to Ethereum et al. These external developers can build their dApps by using the special SDKs developed by Lisk. They can deploy these in separate sidechains to the Lisk mainchain. This structure is able to reduce the risk of blockchain bloat and spamming from other sidechains. On the main chain, Lisk uses a Delegated Proof of Stake consensus algorithm. With this, blocks are generated by delegated nodes on the network. The number of delegates is set at 101 and is voted in by those who are staking Lisk on the network. The LSK token is the utility token on Lisk that is used as an incentive mechanism. It is used by the dApp developers to pay for the computing power and it is earned by the delegates as a block reward. Lisk conducted an ICO that took place in 2016 where they were able to raise a total of 14,000 BTC. LSK prices have been incredibly volatile as a result of crypto market conditions. They are currently well below their early 2018 highs – although still the price prior to the bull run. Lisk is a fork of an earlier project called Crypti. The founding team has previous history having worked in Crypti. There are currently over 53 members on the Lisk team. Development by these team members has been extensive as is evidenced by the GitHub commits. The project is second amoung all projects when it comes to total commits. LSK is listed on a number of exchanges although the bulk of the volume is on exchanges such as YoBit and Binance. There is strong turnover here which implies decent levels of liquidity for large orders. LSK tokens to remain quite volatile though so do trade with caution. *Coin Bureau's views are not investment advice. Do Your Own Research.

Coin Bureau
Coin Bureau
4.0
SIN
SIN

SINOVATE - Analysis & Research report - CoinCheckup.com

2019-07-18
3.7

Algo. score rating 3.7/5 (#100) 100% OPEN CHANNELS 92% TEAM STRENGTH 90% PRODUCT STRENGTH 74% COIN STRENGTH 30% BUSINESS STRENGTH 50% BRAND AWARENESS See attached PDF Analysis & Research report for more details.

CoinCheckup
CoinCheckup
3.5
ABT
ABT

ArcBlock (ABT) | Rating: 7/10 | Outlook: Stable

2019-07-18
7/10

ArcBlock is another project that is trying to simplify the process of Decentralised Application (dApp) and blockchain development. They are trying to build a blockchain 3.0 platform with the foundational components which include SDKs, Code Packages, developer tools and services. There are a number of interesting features behind the ArcBlock protocol. One of these is the Open Chain Access Protocol (OCAP). This enables connectivity across a variety of blockchain protocols. Developers are also able to build their dApps in a user-friendly interface on their web browser. Another component is the Blocklet. This takes advantage of server-less architecture to build services and applications. Blocklets are reusable and customizable for fast and powerful development within any platform the developer chooses. The team behind the ArcBlock project is quite a diverse one and they have backgrounds in entrepreneurship, software engineering and public relations. The team has also been quite active in their development as can be evidenced by the regular stream of GitHub commits. There is also a reasonably sized community at ArcBlock and this can be seen through their Telegram channel and their Twitter account. Community engagement is below average though for a project of this scale. The ABT utility token on the ArcBlock network is an ERC20 token. There is a total supply of 186m ABT. The team completed an ICO in February of 2018 and were able to raise a total of $45m. Trading on the token began not long after that and they have had quite a rough ride. It has followed the broader trend in the crypto markets. It is also listed on exchanges including Huobi global and Gate.io. There are relatively healthy levels of liquidity at these exchanges. Yet, ABT is still quite volatile so do trade with caution. *Coin Bureau's views are not investment advice. Do Your Own Research.

Coin Bureau
Coin Bureau
3.0
ERD
ERD

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars | Elrond (ERD) | Updated with Independent Technical Code Review.

2019-07-17

*Updated with Technical Code Review. The detailed audit covers Security, Scalability and Interoperability of the network. A Scalable Protocol Technology Utilizing Adaptive State Sharding with SPoS for Practicality Elrond is creating a novel architecture through adaptive state sharding technology and Secure Proof of Stake (SPoS) consensus. This transfer protocol will enable a scalable ecosystem embedded with interconnectivity while maintaining the decentralisation, security and fairness features of a public blockchain. Preliminary test results have reflected an average throughput of 1000x increase as compared to existing solutions that are currently in the market.

Picolo
Picolo
4.5
VIDT
VIDT

V-ID (VIDT) | Coin Report | An Altcoin Trader's Handbook | Rating: 8/10 | 15th July 2019

2019-07-15
8

Welcome to the 27th Coin Report. In today’s report, I will be assessing the fundamental and technical strengths and weaknesses of V-ID. This will be comprised of an analysis of a number of significant metrics, an evaluation of the project’s community and development and an overview of its price-history. The report will conclude with a grading out of 10. V-ID was conceptualised in early 2017, as a subsidiary of WIDIDI; a software developer in the Netherlands and the U.K. The company has branches in both countries and WIDIDI own the full rights to the V-ID software. As a company, V-ID took the uncommon path of developing a product before raising funding. Further, they onboarded several clients during this period. This was followed by a private sale of 12% of the total 100,000,000 VIDT tokens being created, and, in Q3-Q4 2018, V-ID launched an ICO, offering 50,000,000 VIDT to the public. $3.6mn was raised during this period, with 36mn unsold tokens burned and 14mn distributed to investors, equating to an average price per VIDT of $0.25. As of this month, V-ID has spent $1.8mn of this capital, but the project states it has a 24-month runway, excluding positive cash flow from revenues generated moving forward. Currently, VIDT is an ERC-20 token with a total supply of 62,787,519, but with 25mn VIDT of that set aside for the validation pool that will never be circulated. Thus, maximum circulating supply is 38,044,522 VIDT.

An Altcoin Trader's Handbook
An Altcoin Trader's Handbook
4.0
TOMO
TOMO

Tomochain (TOMO) | Rating: 7/10 | Outlook: Stable

2019-07-12
7/10

Tomochain is another one of the projects that is trying to help Ethereum scale. Apart from merely solving the scaling angle, they would also like to make a blockchain that could be interoperable with others. The Tomochain blockchain is currently able to process up to 5,000 transactions per second and they have been able to garner 2 second transaction times. They hope that in the not too distant future they could be able to reach 20,000 to 30,000 transactions per second. Technologically, on the Mainnet, Tomochain makes use of a masternodes framework. The consensus algorithm that they use is Proof-of-Stake Voting (POSV). There are also plans to implement sharding on the network which could speed up the transaction throughput dramatically. The Tomochain team is quite a diverse one with a wide range of experience. They have backgrounds in Investment banking and blockchain engineering. The CEO also used to be the lead for the NEM blockchain project. The broader team is based in Singapore. There has been a lot of work that has been done on the project which can be evidenced by their extensive GitHub commits. This is more than we have seen on other projects that are at similar stages of their life. You can read more about their Roadmap in our long form attached review. TOMO held their ICO back in March of 2018 and they were able to raise 8.5m in Exchange for some of the initial supply of TOMO ERC20 tokens. However, these were transitioned to a mainnet token on the Tomochain in December of 2018. Token trading is taking place on the Binance DEX, KuCoin and HotBit etc. HotBit has the bulk of the volume which could be risky from a Key Exchange perspective. There are healthy turnover levels on this exchange though. TOMO tokens are still quite volatile though so do trade them with caution. *Coin Bureau's views are not investment advice. Do Your Own Research.

Coin Bureau
Coin Bureau
3.0
NIM
NIM

Nimiq (NIM) | Coin Report | An Altcoin Trader's Handbook | Rating: 6/10 | 10th July 2019

2019-07-11
6

Welcome to the 26th Coin Report. In today’s report, I will be assessing the fundamental and technical strengths and weaknesses of Nimiq. This will comprise of an analysis of a number of significant metrics, an evaluation of the project’s community and development and an overview of its price-history. The report will conclude with a grading out of 10. Nimiq was launched with an ICO in July 2017 that raised $12.8mn (~56,500 ETH, at the time), which subsequently created 10.5mn NET (Nimiq Exchange Tokens). These NET were converted to NIM on a 1:100 basis, thus there were effectively 1.05bn NIM sold during the ICO, at an average price of $0.012 per NIM. More can be found on this ICO in Nimiq’s Transparency Report. The NIM token, which operates on its own blockchain, built from scratch in Javascript, utilises a Proof-of-Work consensus mechanism on the Argon2d hashing algorithm. It was launched in April 2018. Upon creation, there was a 12% allocation of the maximum supply of NIM, equating to 2.5bn NIM, to the token sale, the team, the Nimiq Foundation and the Nimiq Charity and other similar costs and ventures. Thus, 88% of the maximum supply became available to miners from mainnet launch in April 2018.

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An Altcoin Trader's Handbook
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