Is it a good idea to invest in in ICO?
You think you know what’s ICO, right?
Initial coin offering, a way to crowdfund development of a new blockchain-based platform. Funds or social media support are provided in return for tokens that are sold out cheap in the presale so speculators buy in hoping the token will eventually get dearer.
So is it a good idea to invest in an ICO?
In terms of ICOs, the boom is behind us and there is not much to miss this year. So, is it a good idea to invest in an ICO in 2021?
Two things work against each other here:
- ICOs are an older concept, as are altcoins in general. In 2021, you are less likely to make as insane returns as someone who bought a good ICO in 2016.
- On the other hand, ICOs got regulated. There is less scams now and you are less likely to fall prey to a scam because there simply are not as many.
Bottom line is: Do Your Own Research.
It might be a good idea in some cases.
- Research everything - team, their history, the business logic, market size.
- Don’t go balls deep in case the project turns out to be vapor.
- If you get something that catches on, the profits might be so outsized to cover your losses too.
The way I described the ICO investment, it’s very similar to betting.
That’s something to keep in mind - because in gamble it might be a good idea to bet on the jockey, not the horse: Google some information about the project leaders.
It is usually fairly easy to find out if the leaders were previously related to a failed shitcoin in which case it might be a good idea to stay the fuck away.
ICO Watching Services
There are a few websites that let you monitor new ICOs.
A couple of good ones:
But in 2021, trading platforms have adopted ICOs and airdrops as well. You can now get information about token launches on big exchanges like Binance or Bitfinex.Labeled as: trading