After IOTA‘s success, it seems that more and more people in the crypto community are trying to find blockchain based solutions that have some sort of an impact on our everyday physical reality. As you already know I am not a big fan of “Bitcoin and Forks” for the simple reason that is: they literally give you nothing more than “thin air” in exchange for your hard-earned money. I compiled a list of five (5) upcoming ICOs based on real-life use cases.
Now I know that there are tons of new ICOs out there and you might not find your favorite on the list, but you should understand that I am not saying that these specific five ICOs are “the best” or “the coolest” or the ones that might climb to the big top 10. These are just my personal choices compiled according to my fascination with technology and scientific progression. So…here we go:
WePower is a blockchain-based green energy trading platform, it enables green energy financing as well as green energy investment and trade at scale.
WePower token is a revolutionary token in many ways. It is shaped to grow together with WePower business. It stores tangible value and ensures liquidity. Every renewable energy producer using WePower, donates part of the produced energy to the WPR token holders. All WPR tokens constantly accrue this energy. Tokens accumulate real value in the energy form.
With the secured partnerships, WePower will start its activities and our tokens will collect energy immediately. You can use this energy for your personal needs or sell it so someone else. This way even contributors from places where WePower doesn't operate, can participate in the platform.
WePower token is a new player in the global energy market which is valued 242 billion USD right now.
Covesting is a revolutionary copy-trading platform for markets.
So you want to invest in the rapidly growing Cryptocurrency market and benefit from all the opportunities it offers, but you don't know where to start and how to manage your risks?
The Covesting platform helps investors and talented cryptocurrency traders find each other. A one of a kind peer-2-peer asset management platform allows it's users to replicate trading activity of professional digital asset managers and profit together.
With a friendly and easy to use interface you can share, filter and compare hundreds of strategies provided by professional cryptocurrency traders and subscribe to the ones matching your goals. You can follow up to 20 different trading strategies to diversify your risk. Then all the trades they make are automatically mirrored to your account at Covesting so you don't have to worry about the safety of funds and you'll always be in control.
Covesting allows any cryptocurrency trader to earn additional income by allowing others to copy their trades. The more successful a trader is, the more followers he will be able to get and the more money will be made.
SIRIN LABS – the developer of SOLARIN, an ultra-secure mobile phone – is holding a crowdsale event. Funds raised will support the development of FINNEY™, the first open source blockchain smartphone and all-in-one PC.
The current generation of smart devices compromises on user security. The focus is overwhelmingly on user experience, at a huge cost in fraud and cybercrime. We believe the digital economy of the future cannot tolerate this trade-off: device architecture demands a paradigm shift that enables true security while maintaining excellent user experience.
FINNEY™ devices are the first cyber-protected, blockchain-enabled mobile phone and PC. They enjoy the functionality of Android™ OS, plus a suite of cybersecurity technologies, giving users safe, reliable access to the blockchain.
FINNEY™ devices form an independent blockchain network, a distributed ledger both scalable and lightweight, powered by IOTA’s Tangle technology and SIRIN LABS’ security ecosystem. FINNEY™ is free from centralized backbones and mining centers, capable of providing fast, fee-less and secure transactions.
FINNEY™ devices will run on SIRIN LABS’ open-source operating system, SIRIN OS™. This is designed to support inherent Blockchain applications, such as a crypto wallet, secure exchange access, encrypted communications, and a P2P resource sharing ecosystem for payment and apps, supported by the SRN token.
The SRN is the FINNEY™ network’s default currency. Here are a few examples –
SIRIN LABS will partner with consumer electronics OEMs to promote the adoption of FINNEY™ architecture, the software platform, and the SRN currency. Both hardware and software platforms will be released as open source.
SIRIN LABS’ vision is to become the world’s leader in secure open source consumer electronics, bridging the gap between the mass market and the blockchain economy.
“KrioRus is the first and only cryonics company in Eurasia at the moment, which has its own storage facility. “KrioRus” exists since 2003. Today, more than 200 people have signed with us their contract for cryopreservation and we cryopreserved 54 people and 21 pets. The list of the patients can be seen here.”
While it seems to be like a sci-fi scenario out of a 60’s movie nobody understood back then, Cryogenics is a small but you bet an active field nowadays. KrioRus being the only legit team in EU/A are about to launch a crowdfunded project using blockchain technology, where the funds will be used for :
CryoGen will contribute to changing medicine forever. We are in the process of creating the technology for reversible cryopreservation of organs and developing cryobanking for transplantation purposes. Over time, our cryobank will store organs and tissues grown from stem cells or created via 3D bioprinting. Cryopreservation will allow medical specialists more time to use advanced techniques for saving millions of lives.
Cryogen will become the undisputed leader in the cryonics industry in Europe and most likely in Eurasia. Switzerland was chosen as the base of the project’s global headquarters not by chance: euthanasia is allowed there, and, hence, the highest quality cryonics is possible at the moment. Currently, Europe has a very high demand for cryonics, and even now about 25% of the KrioRus contracts are concluded with customers from Western Europe.
Cryogen will strengthen KrioRus’s position in Russia with the opening of a new cryo center in the vicinity of Moscow as well as with the accelerated development of the most affordable and efficient nano cryonics technology. Russian legislation makes it possible to integrate auxiliary services such as DNA preservation, cryobanking of organs, genetic archives, etc.
Cryogen has a unique opportunity to become the world’s leader in providing space anabiosis services — we can foresee that our technologies soon will be used for long-duration space travel. And the first step in that direction has already been made.
It seems that ICOs are shifting and being just a cryptocurrency is not enough! Tons of new companies and project are about to launch in 2018/2019 carrying extraordinary links between physical reality and digital monetization.
Will we be able to freeze ourselves and wake up in an era with flying cars and laser guns? Maybe, maybe not. One thing is certain if you think that scenario is more likely to occur then KrioRus will be on top of the chain.
The new Zenome platform is a peer-to-peer network with a decentralized market on top of it. The industry can use the platform to safely store the massive data that genetic research provides. Blockchain technology allows that information to be securely held and safely accessed.
Second, the platform provides access for research to millions data points within the genetic spectrum which privacy otherwise restricts. The distributed ledger allows permissions to create the world's first DNA advertising network that will use Zenome.io technology, without compromising the data of the entire network. For example, users could opt to sell their data to Google, where they might receive advertisements relating to their genetic predispositions.
Lastly, the platform would allow users the chance to share this data, help science and receive compensation through platform tokens. By allowing payments for information through a distributed ledger, Zenome will grant consumers freedom of choice in how they use their own genetic data.
Zenome makes it possible for consumers to advance science, make money and meet the needs of the scientific and advertising communities through the secure use and monetization of their genetic information, all at the same time.
So, are you still thinking about Bitcoin? Let me know which one is your favorite real-life use case inspired ICO in the comments and why.