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Which ICOs raised the most?

by Mikael AskerovAugust 22nd, 2018
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It’s hard to find someone nowadays who’s never heard of an <a href="https://hackernoon.com/tagged/ico" target="_blank">ICO</a>. Startups are adopting tokens to all the industries from banking &amp; trading events to healthcare &amp; medicine. Many projects fail (actually, <em>most </em>of them fail) but others are becoming wildly popular and collected millions of USD during their token sales. Some generated <em>$10,000,000+</em>USD in <em>20 seconds </em>at the Pre-ICOstage!

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It’s hard to find someone nowadays who’s never heard of an ICO. Startups are adopting tokens to all the industries from banking & trading events to healthcare & medicine. Many projects fail (actually, most of them fail) but others are becoming wildly popular and collected millions of USD during their token sales. Some generated _$10,000,000+_USD in 20 seconds at the Pre-ICOstage!

According to current research, only half of all ICOs launched in the Q1 2018 collected more than $100,000. Others failed almost immediately. That begs three questions:

· What is the key to ICO success?

· Which projects are the most interesting for investors in 2018?

· How can you thrive at ICO?

Here’s a short list of successful 2018 ICOs that have already closed their token sales:

Faceter

Faceter creates innovative products for the surveillance such as adopting a ‘brain’ interface for cameras through enhanced facial recognition, object detection, andreal-time video analysis. This allows users to understand the situation and respond to it, thus providing maximum security and safety for all customers. Faceter’s technological core is their absolute respect for privacy. Their utilization of the features of convolutional neural networks in order to split tasks reinforces this commitment.

The project collected nearly $29,000,000 USD at ICO with $10,000,000 collected in first 20 seconds.

Bankera

Bankera is based in Vilnius, Lithuania. Its aim is to create the largest blockchain industry bank. Their token sale collected over 100 million euros from more than 80,000 contributors thus making Bankera’s ICO one of the biggest in the industry.

The most significant reason for Bankera’ssuccess is the fact that this startup already has a working product. Moreover, SpectroCoin is Bankera’sMVP. With SpectroCoin, investors can already see results and reap the benefits of the technology in which they are investing.

Envion

In January 2018, the Envion ICO made the list of the top ten biggest ICOs and crowdfunding campaigns in the market’s history. The company raised more than $100,000,000 during their ICO.

Envion’s objective is disruption and democratization of the cryptocurrency mining industry. Utilising state-of-the-art Mobile Mining Units, as well as engaging an expert team, this Swiss-run project appears to be destined for great things. Envion was reported to have closed deals with IBM.

Unfortunately, the end of this ‘successful’ story was not so positive.The team claims that the deals fell through, and its investors’ outlined goals are nowhere near completion, nor is it clear if they ever will be achieved.

Many media reported a huge scandal surrounding the company that includes the founders and CEO turning on each other with accusations of fraud. Envion, which should have been paying investors dividends by now, has stopped work altogether while their investors continue to demand their money back.

Zeepin

This startup describes itself as a company focused on building a creative decentralized economy based on blockchain. Its ingenious ecosystem incorporates various tools including copyright protection, tradable digital assets, remote cooperation, talent recruitment, and project crowdfunding.

Zeepin is a decentralised blockchain developed for the global creative industry and followers of the decentralised sharing economy community. This should assist global creative content producers and innovators in several capacities: assets digitisation and rights confirmation, enabling of efficient transactions, crowdfunding creative assets, and improve innovation efficiency for both organisations and individuals. The project’s hard cap — raised during the _very first day_of ICO — was $62,000,000. Impressive!

Crypterium

By the end of last year, the Crypteriumproject had raised $52 million in an ICO.

The project represents a digital mobile cryptobankwith the aim of providing comprehensive vertical integrated services. These services will facilitate collaboration with other cryptocurrency solutions and teams of blockchain enthusiasts.

Crypterium, the cryptocurrency bank, hired Marc O’Brien, former CEO of VISA, to fill a similar position with their company.

These ICOs are only a partial list of successful projects in the first half of 2018. If you’d like to explore the most interesting upcoming ICOs, check out https://forico.io

Good luck in your investments!