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ROI if you had invested in these top ICOs that raised most money

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2017 was the year of ICOs. The ICO craze was sky high with quite a lot of cryptocurrencies shooting 100x, 200x or even 500x for those who timed the market. Lot of these projects boasted a lot prior to ICOs and fell flat  in execution, and some even exit scammed leaving their investors broke and angry.

For the benefit of those who are new to the crypto space, let’s start with what an ICO is before going into the list of largest ICOs.

What Is an Initial Coin Offering (ICO)?

An ICO is quite similar to an IPO (Initial Public Offering), where a company or a startup exhibits their whitepaper, which includes the details of their project and future goals. This also provides the information on how much money they want to raise and the percentage of shares they will be releasing for the investors and the shares they will be holding for the project development.

Instead of shares ICO grants tokens (native cryptocurrency of the platform) for exchange of other cryptocurrency like Ethereum or Bitcoin or good old Fiat.  While lot of companies claimed they were offering utility tokens and thus exempt from security laws – SEC vehemently rejected this position and went after lot of teams that ran ICOs without SECs approval.

That in a nutshell what an ICO is and why they have become a thing of relic at this point.

Now coming back to the ICO’s that raised the most money through an ICOs…

  • EOS – Over 4 billion

EOS has to be the longest ICO ever conducted, which ran almost a year (350 Days) and raised a whopping 4.1 billion for Block.One, the developer behind EOS. A total supply of 1,044,916,458 EOS tokens and 948,450,781 EOS are in Circulation at the time of this writing. The EOS token is currently trading on all leading exchanges at 3.64$ per token, putting its total market cap at 3.4 Billion.

  • Telegram Open Network — $1.7 billion

Telegram, an instant messaging service, which launched its ICO in 2019, has raised 1.7 billion through its Private Sale and ICO, making it the second largest ICO ever after EOS. The token was called ‘Gram’ and there were a total of 5,000,000,000 Grams and 44% were up for sale. Each token at ICO was priced at 4$ per Gram.

SEC recently filed a complaint over Telegram for running an unregistered ICO, which SEC claims to be a security and not a utility token.

Telegram TokenomicsSource: Whitepaper

  • Dragon Coin — $320 million

In March 2018, Dragon Corp, A Casino company based in Macau, raised $320 Million for their Project Dragon Coin (DRG). 500M DRG will ever be created and 360 Million DRG were up for token sale. The token is currently priced at 0.05 USD per DRG, which is 2.2% from its ICO price: $3.03.

  • Huobi — $300 million

Huobi(HT) the native token of Huobi Exchange, which garnered a high anticipation in the market prior to its ICO, had 60% of its total supply of 500,000,000 HT tokens for sale.

The team had decided to burn 15% of the profits from the fourth quarter and have burned upto 33M tokens which are worth over 100 Million USD, with the token now priced at 3$.

You can have a look at the burnt tokens here.

  • HDac — $258 million

Hyundai BS&C backed blockchain project HDac conducted the ICO that ran in the later part of 2017 managed to raise $258 Million, selling 2200 DAC per 0.1 BTC (0.81 USD per DAC Token). The token is currently trading at 0.02$ which is way down from its ICO price by 98%.

  • Filecoin — $257 million

Filecoin(FIL) is a decentralized distributed storage network which is backed by a token (cloud storage). This project raised $257 Million at a token price of $5 per FIL. The token is now trading at $3.8 with an all time high of $30 (Jan 12 2018).

  • Tezos — $232 million

Tezos (XTZ) is one of the very few projects that is doing pretty well even in such a long bear market, trading at 1.32$ which is 2.7x times its ICO price (0.47$). With a total supply of 694,191,974 XTZ and market cap of $899,583,613 is ranking at 14 in the market.

  • Sirin Labs — $157.9 million

Sirin Labs raised 157.9 Million USD for their project called Finney, a blockchain based smartphone with cold storage wallet built in. Sirin (SRN) a utility token was sold at 0.47$ per SRN, which fell drastically and is now trading at 0.004 which is 0.8% of its ICO price. The token was at $3.81 at its all time high during the early 2018. Soccer star Lionel Messi is endorsing their smartphones. Here is the link to the Tweet.

  • Bancor — $152 million

Another big project that tanked quite badly in the last two years is Bancor which raised $152 Million through ICO selling its Bancor (BNT) at $3.92per token. The BNT is currently trading at $0.22 which is about 5%. The token traded at 10$ during its all time high. 

  • Bankera — $150.9 million

A digital Blockchain Bank, Bankera, did not raise the target  amount $200 Million but it still collected $150 Million. The token (BNK) is now trading at $0.0015 falling from its ICO price: $0.02.  Bankera made it to the 42nd position in Fintech100 2019, a Leading Global Fintech Innovators as per KPMG.

Here’s how much you would have if you had invested $1000 in each of these ICOs and never sold:

ICO prices in Bear Market

Here’s how much you would have made if you had invested $1000 in each of these ICOs and managed to sell during their all time highs:
Top ICO's price in Bull Market

One can easily see why ICOs could mean a dream retirement or a broken bank account depending on when you invested and how smart you were to time your exit.

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Visit our Crypto Roundup section daily for a dose of all your favorite Crypto YouTube influencers in one place.    

Worried about missing updates from your favorite YouTube crypto influencers?  

Welcome to the Crypto Roundup.  

On this page, we will post a quick summary of the videos from some of the most popular YouTube crypto influencers.

Ivan on Tech  Altcoin Daily

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Ellio Trades Lark Davis

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MMCrypto Chico Crypto

Altcoin Daily

Video title: Bitcoin Will Be OVER $20,000 By Christmas 2020! BIGGEST WEALTH SHIFT OF OUR LIFETIME! Cryptocurrency

Date: 19-Nov-20

  • World’s biggest wealth shift of our lifetime is happening right now and no mainstream media is talking about it, except CNBC.

  • Preston Pysh predicted on August 26th that: “Bitcoin should be reaching its all time high by Christmas.”

  • If you are looking to buy a dip, there may not be one.
  • Ricardo Salinas Pliego, a mexican billionaire, has just revealed that 10% of his liquid assets are into bitcoin.

Lark Davis

Video Title: STOCKS HIT NEW HIGHS! WILL COVID VACCINES LEAD TO MEGA PUMP IN 2021? [Are You Ready?]

Date: 19-Nov-2020

  • Stock markets and bitcoin pumps higher on the news of the second successful covid vaccine.
  • There could be more chances for the new stimulus. Means more inflation, more debt and simultaneously pumps stocks, gold and bitcoin.

Crypto Zombie

Video Title: BITCOIN $18.5k TOP!!?! DON’T BE FOOLED!! HODL FOMO BEGINS!!! $TRILLIONS FLOOD!!

Date: 18-Nov-2020

  • Overall sentiment of Bitcoin has changed drastically from ICO craze in 2017 to a time where people are FOMOing to own more bitcoin.

Ivan on tech 

Video Title: BIG WARNING TO ALL HODLERS!!!!!!!!! DO NOT GET REKT!!! BITCOIN $18,500 REJECTED – NOW WHAT?

Date: 18-Nov-2020

  • Ivan expects bitcoin to shoot past $20K resistance before end of this year, giving it 85% probability

Chico Crypto

Video Title: World’s Most Powerful Turn BULLISH on BITCOIN

Date: 19-Nov-2020

  • All those who hold big bags of Bitcoin will come out of the shadows to talk up the Bitcoin rally, a $20K bitcoin could be on the cards before the end of this year
  • Ethereum mining could act as a big catalyst for Ethereum’s price
  • Big companies like google could play a bigger role in mass adoption of crypto

Let the FOMO begin…

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Lessons from the Veteran HODLERS to the Newbies!

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For all those who entered the crypto market after the 2017 bull run – here are few lessons from the HODLERS from the last bull run(s).

This is our attempt at making all you newbies aware of the mistakes veteran cryptoers did.

Let’s get started…

Don’t FOMO in to all the hype

FomoIt’s hard not to FOMO in crypto.  The trick is to make sure you don’t lose your shirt in crazy bets.  Always limit your bets to what you are comfortable losing.

The common ways you can become victim of FOMO are:

  • Following your favorite YouTuber without actually doing your own research on the project.
  • Investing into projects at the top.
  • Believing in promises of 100x or 1000x without any substance behind those claims.

HODLing far too long

Remember why you are into crypto – to make the money.

Never fall in love with your crypto, and HODL the tokens even when they are 10x and more.

Have a strategy to take your capital out before you become a HODLer.  

If you believe the project really has what it takes to go beyond 100x and more, just sell in instalments so as to not miss the ride.

One of the best ways to HODL is to take your capital in full and profit in tranches.

This rekt story will give you a right perspective of what it looks like, it’s one of many:

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket

Never go all in on one project. No matter how strong the project may look, even the projects with strong fundamentals don’t do well sometimes. 

And, you will be kicking yourself watching other projects go up and your portfolio just doesn’t seem to make a move.

And don’t over do it and have a portfolio with over 100 projects either. It is very difficult not to have invested in more than 15 projects but anything less than 20 is a good way to go, in our opinion. 

Put aside the share of Profits for Taxes.

One way you can get a good night’s sleep is by paying taxes. 

Always keep a habit of putting aside a % of your profits in USDT or other stable coins, as a reserve to take advantage of market volatility and also to meet your tax obligations. 

Exchanges are more evil during bull run

Foreign ExchangesDon’t trust exchanges. Yes we already know that, but they play more games during bullrun, some intentional and some technical. 

Many exchanges tend to go under maintenance when the prices shoot up too high too soon (Coinbase?), and you can’t sell. 

And the shady exchanges scam out before you know.

Regulators seem interested when the market cap of these projects goes through the roof, which then adds FUD around the project crashing the prices.  

Exchange may freeze funds pending investigations when such issues arise.

Take for example OKEx. Users are unable to withdraw their assets from the exchange for almost a month now, not certain if they ever will, and all that started with the legal dispute.

Never fall for Arbitrage gains

Arbitrage is when you buy in one exchange at a lower rate and sell on the other for a higher rate to take some profits. 

Some shady exchanges show a lot higher prices than the other genuine exchanges and when you deposit your assets to sell at those prices there won’t be actual volume to execute the trade. You may be stuck with either a high fee for withdrawal or other funky rules to take your own money out. 

Remember, there is no free Giveaway

Free CryptoScammers rise with the rising market.  

When the crypto market buzzes with all time highs – scammers cash in big time on newbies.

The most lucrative scam in crypto is ‘Free Giveaway’. Whether it be through YouYube ads or discussion groups and wherever they can get your attention.  Read this article on various sophisticated scams that are being deployed.

We hope these lessons help you through your trades and crypto life.  Stay safe and always DYOR.

Thank you for reading and sharing this article. We appreciate you.

Stay safe and healthy!

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Visit our Crypto Roundup section daily for a dose of all your favorite Crypto YouTube influencers in one place.    

Worried about missing updates from your favorite YouTube crypto influencers?  

Welcome to the Crypto Roundup.  

On this page, we will post a quick summary of the videos from some of the most popular YouTube crypto influencers.

Ivan on Tech  Altcoin Daily

Crypto Zombie Box Mining

Ellio Trades Lark Davis

Data Dash Bitboy Crypto

MMCrypto Chico Crypto

Altcoin Daily

Video title: The United States Just Brought Bitcoin into the National Conversation!! | Cryptocurrency in 2021

Date: 16-Nov-20

  • Former National Treasurer and the new US Senator Elected, Cynthia Lummis, said Bitcoin fits the bill as a good store of value as it is finite and limited, unlike the inflationary fiat currency.

  • Grayscale adds over 7000 more bitcoin in just the last 24 hours.
  • Just over 16% ETH staked for ETH 2.0 launch on Dec 2 2020.
  • Bitcoin Cash hard fork takes place tomorrow.

Crypto Zombie

Video Title: WARNING!!! BITCOIN 2017 BEAR FRACTAL RETURNS!!! BTC WORST CASE SCENARIO…

Date: 14-Nov-2020

  • Institutional money starts flowing into bitcoin.

  • Paypal goes live with its crypto trading platform for eligible customers. They have also raised the buying limits from the initially set $10,000 to $20,000 per week.
  • DIA, an DeFI Oracle provider, integrates with Polkadot.

Ivan on tech 

Video Title: BITCOIN WILL DO SOMETHING INSANE THIS WEEK!!!! -30% DUMP AHEAD vs $20,000 PARTY – Programmer

Date: 16-Nov-2020

  • Bitcoin could make a big move this week, either hit 20K or we may see a 20% to 30% drop
  • Chainlink partners with Etherisc to deliver agricultural insurance in Kenya.

Ellio Trades

Video Title: UNLOCKING $100 TRILLION? This low cap gem seeks to bridge CeFi and DeFi

Date: 15-Nov-2020

  • DeFI could be similar to the ICO craze in 2017
  • Low cap gem: AllianceBlock
  • AllianceBlock is bridging the gap between DeFi and CeFi
  • AllianceBlock Partnership with Orion Protocol and Chainlink.

Chico Crypto

Video Title: WARNING! An “EVIL” Entity Wants Control of BITCOIN…

Date: 15-Nov-2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45Ac-5y2ofg

  • 90% of Bitcoin’s mining pools are controlled by China based mining pools
  • As the value of bitcoin goes up – there is a threat of push to ‘control’ the network from China
  • Binance is looking to push through the 50% mining share and Chico believes this could be dangerous

Visit our Crypto Roundup section daily for a dose of all your favorite Crypto YouTube influencers in one place. 

Thank you for reading and sharing this article. We appreciate you.

Stay safe and healthy!

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