What is 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.
What is PRE, Pre-sale, Pre-ICO
It’s the first sale of tokens. Most often, money is collected for advertising the main ICO.
What is a “Bounty Program”
Bounty is a way to get tokens in exchange for helping the project, for example, by promoting it in social media, translating to another language or referring to friends. All ICOs with bounty programs could be found here.
What is an “Interest Level”
Interest Level shows ICOs which should be looked at first. We analyze only conditions and parameters of the token sale, only that which can influence in the short term. This opinion isn't a financial or investment advice.
We have three base parameters: Hype Level, Risk Level, ROI Level
This parameter depends on the size and quality of the real audience in social networks, chats and in the internet. We separate spam activity and bounty activity. Then we compare activity with other ICOs which are active now and other similar token sales in the past.
This parameter depends on the conditions of participation in token sale (% of total tokens on fundraising, hard cap, personal hard cap, pre-sale results, buyback and etc). This parameter means the probability that the exchange price will be lower than the price during the ICO.
Example #1. If the project's the pre-sale which has received $10,000,000 with the 40% bonus and during the main token sale it's received $10,000,000 only, the first group of investors might fix the profit (about 40%).
Example #2. If the project's sold a small percentage of all tokens, they can easily manipulate the exchange price.
This parameter shows how much the token can grow after its exchanges entering. It means short-term and medium-term growth. The parameter depends on the ICO conditions and results of similar category projects in the past.
Because the parameters can change over time, the rating is updated periodically. (Example, Wanchain was hype level "normal", now it's "high" because they postponed ICO and have accumulated a large base of loyal investors.)