CRYPTO20 Set For ICO After Successful $5M Pre-Sale

The minimum fund cap was reached within hours of the pre-sale launch on 7 October 2017.

CRYPTO20’s goal is to bring peace-of-mind cryptocurrency investment to mainstream investors. It is an index fund that holds and autonomously rebalances a data science proven portfolio of the top 20 cryptocurrencies.

Actively managed funds have consistently failed to beat the market index despite decades worth of data, billions of dollars and hundreds of analysts at their disposal. When they have, their fees dilute investor returns to less than if they had simply held the index.

Due to rising crypto prices, the fund value per token exceeded the price of tokens being sold. Pre-sale investors were able to acquire $1.10 of underlying crypto assets for $0.95 per token.

The CRYPTO20 pre-sale is now over, with over 2000 backers from 93 countries and $5 million in total funds raised. The main ICO starts on the 16th of October 2017 at 18:00 GMT and ends on the 30th of November at 00:00 GMT.

A Finished Product Offering Value Now

The fund’s token, C20, is a representation of an investor’s share of the fund, and the fund’s value is equal to the combined value of its assets. CRYPTO20, unlike many of the other offerings in the marketplace today, is a finished product and not a platform.

As evidence of this fact, CRYPTO20 has released trading tools and insights that are generated live from the 8 exchanges connected to the system via API. The trading tools are available here and include information on slippage, the best price and trading pair to acquire assets with and the volume by exchange.

Token-holders are able to liquidate the C20 token for their share of the underlying assets via the smart contract. By going directly to the end-user as a cryptocurrency itself, CRYPTO20 gives investors the ability to sell or exchange their tokens at will. The fund is fully AML/KYC compliant and operates as a registered LLC in the Cayman Islands, a popular fund jurisdiction.

The CRYPTO20 fund mitigates risk and volatility and historically has provided better returns than the market cap leader, bitcoin, alone.

Discover more at https://www.crypto20.com.
Join the CRYPTO20 Slack channel and chat with the founding team directly.

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Token Sale for Aigang Network Opens on 15th November

The insurance industry is days away from a technological and business milestone. The Aigang Network’s token sale on November 15th brings together Internet of Things devices and Autonomous Insurance, promising self-paying insurance claims on a subset of the 55 billion IoT products forecastto be produced over the next eight years. Aigang has created Proof of Concept products on the Ethereum blockchain that detect faults or failure dates (initially in mobile phones) and pay insurance claims to the user without the requirement for any human oversight. In other words, we are creating an insurance DAO; a Distributed Autonomous Organisation.

The Aigang insurance software, which includes all policy details, can be bundled with a device so that it is active when started-up or opted-in during configuration. The software detects imminent failure of components and triggers a payment automatically if insurance conditions are met.

Candidates for this solution include phones, drones, fitness trackers, gaming consoles, home electronics, white goods, cameras and watches.

Autonomous Insurance is not limited to completely automated use cases, since Aigang’s protocols provide for aspects of a product’s insurance policy to be passed off to conventional reinsurers. In other words, some claims for your self-driving car might require manual oversight, some may be automatically dealt with. This enlarges the universe of products that can access Aigang’s insurance.

The Proof of Concept app, on the Ethereum Testnet platform, has more than 7000 downloads and around 2000 smart insurance contracts have been issued. Aigang has deployed smart contracts that issue policies, conduct risk assessment and process claims. It has also deployed smart contracts that perform insurance profit calculations, create reserves and tokenise the insurance risk pool. The protocol architecture is able to integrate other insurance products.

There are a number of other innovative aspects to the Aigang Network, including the use of prediction markets to evaluate the viability of insurance products. Aigang are incentivising insurance industry experts and business analysts to participate in these prediction markets by rewarding successful predictions with status and tokens.

Internet connectivity is becoming the default for new products. All these devices, vehicles, appliances and systems are potentially insurable. Automating insurance will drive down policy costs, increase the diversity of insurance products and disintermediate inefficient insurers. Aigang is positioned to be a leading player in this space.

Advisors to the project include Bok Khoo (blockchain) and Niv Calderon (IoT). The team comprises longstanding insurance industry executives based in Europe and Asia, as well as developers with experience on all relevant technology platforms.

Aigang has already raised 10% of its total target funding. 60% of funds raised in the token sale will be applied to protocol development, with 15% allocated to security, 15% to operations and marketing, and 10% to legal and consulting expenses.

The token sale is individually capped during the first 24 hours and early-stage contributors can register here prior to Token Sale which is on November 15th, 13:00 UTC.

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