The Icotokn rating system aims to provide an independent opinion for any given project running an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) in order to help potential crypto investors make more informed decisions. The rating system consists of an adjusted formula with five factors, each of which evaluates some separate aspect of the project/ICO ending with a rating score published on the platform.

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The rating system seeks to evaluate the overall quality and viability of the product, team, vision, and technical implementation behind any given ICO. In order to give a fair score for any project running an ICO, we evaluate each by examining the following data information:

1) Project Idea & Whitepaper: MVP, Financial plan, roadmap, structure, utility of the token, product innovation, and idea presentation (marketing).

2) Team: Level of experience, transparency of team members, offline presence (video interviews), and quality of advisors.

3) Media & Community: Media presence, size of online community, and quality of social presence.

4) Technical Implementation: Market dynamics, escrow, accessibility of smart contract, and type of blockchain used for the project.

5) Website: Detailed information, mention of legal terms and policies, overall quality of the code, design, and web usability.

Each of these five key factors are rated on a 0-5 scale and the average gives us the final score.

Rating Categories Description

5.0 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ All-stars project – Projects within this category have extremely strong potential for short flipping and long term growth. They also have a reasonable potential to return profit from the initial coin offering.

4.0 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Speculative – The development and positive growth of projects within this category is uncertain. Investment in these projects is considered risky, however there is a chance that said investments will give return.

3.0 ⭐⭐⭐ High Risk – Projects in this category should be considered very risky investments. Some element of the project show lack in quality: not clear vision for the product, weak team and/or poor ICO implementation can be the reasons. The chances of projects in this category developing positively in the short or long term are very low.

2.0 ⭐⭐ Default – Projects in this category show major investment red flags. They have critical problems with their business model and/or technical abilities. There is a minimal chance that projects in this category will be profitable.

1.0 ⭐ Scam – Projects in this category are suspicious to be scam or totally useless. It is recommended avoiding them.

0.0 ☆☆☆☆☆ No rated – We don’t have enough information or data to rate the project.

Legal disclaimers: All ratings published on Icotokn should be considered only as informational purposes. They are based on our professional experience, publicly available information (whitepapers, roadmaps, interviews, reports) and possibly dialogues with the ICO project management team. We are unable to provide a forecast on investments in the future, as any returns are dependent on market performance. You are solely responsible for the investment decisions you make. We strongly recommend users perform independent analysis to make their own investment decisions.