Last Updated: Apr 19 2018

Top 10 upcoming ICOs

Welcome to the Coin Magnet's Top 10 Upcoming ICOs.

Based on in depth analysis of upcoming ICOs, Coin Magnet rates each ICO within 5 crucial categories; Concept, Team, Competition, Economics and Presence. The ratings in each category are added up and provide the overall rating for the ICO. Click on further reading to go to the full description and detailed ratings. Click on ‘Listing’ at the top of the page to see all rated ICOs on Coin Magnet.

  1. 91
    Overall Rating
    27 /30
    Concept
    20 /25
    Team
    19 /20
    Competition
    12 /15
    Economics
    10 /10
    Presence
    Neon Exchange (NEX) is a decentralised trade platform based on the NEO blockchain. If successful, NEX will offer the security of a decentralised exchange with the performance of a centralised exchange, offering significant advantage over existing alternatives. NEX have a strong team, with many members active in NEO’s open source developer community, City of Zion, and the CEO and CTO of Onchain are advisors for the project, indicating official support from NEO. NEO has a large, supportive following who may go out of their way to support a project running atop their favourite smart contract platform.
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  2. 79
    Overall Rating
    26 /30
    Concept
    20 /25
    Team
    13 /20
    Competition
    11 /15
    Economics
    9 /10
    Presence
    Essentia tackles two related problems: the commodification of individual data, and the fragmentation of current solution that aim to solve this issue. Essentia will encrypt the data of entities - individuals, companies, groups or organisations - ensuring that data can only be access by the owner. An operating system or “connective tissue” will offer a complete set of tool that will allow users to create, access and operate a decentralised digital life and identity. The founding team are experienced in starting and scaling companies, and the company has a firm understanding of the issues the project is trying to solve and have communicated their vision comprehensively. The project also has a strong following on social media and solid token economics.
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  3. 76
    Overall Rating
    25 /30
    Concept
    22 /25
    Team
    17 /20
    Competition
    9 /15
    Economics
    3 /10
    Presence
    Orchid Protocol is an ambitious open source project aiming to combat surveillance and censorship on the internet. The platform will use an overlay network built atop the internet, driven by a tokenised P2P bandwidth exchange, and will offer greater privacy than traditional VPN services. Orchid Protocol is entering a competitive market but one with plenty of room to grow, and is also unique enough to separate itself from the competition. The project boasts an outstanding team that includes Brian Fox, Gustav Simonsson, Jay Freeman, Stephen Bell, and Steven (Seven) Waterhouse.
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  4. 74
    Overall Rating
    23 /30
    Concept
    22 /25
    Team
    13 /20
    Competition
    8 /15
    Economics
    8 /10
    Presence
    Dfinity is building a blockchain-based, intelligent, decentralised cloud computing resource that is fully compatible with the Ethereum network, allowing an DApp running on Ethereum to run on Dfinity. The core benefits of Dfinity will be improved performance, security and scalability. This is a strong project with an impressive team. Dfinity is well-funded and is backed by both business and academic partners. Dfinity has had three years of ongoing development and a beta is scheduled for release in Q2 of 2018.
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  5. 73
    Overall Rating
    24 /30
    Concept
    20 /25
    Team
    13 /20
    Competition
    8 /15
    Economics
    8 /10
    Presence
    IoTeX is an exceptionally ambitious project with an all-star technical team made up of Facebook, Uber, Intel, Bosch and Microsoft alumni. The project aims to connect the billions of IoT devices already in operation on a decentralised network characterised by speed and privacy, while reducing operational costs and increasing privacy, security and functional value. IoTeX is targeted IoT sectors including smart homes, shared economies, autonomous vehicles and supply chains. Two of the three founders hold PhDs - one in Cryptography, the other in Machine Learning and Computer Vision - while the third co-founder is a founding partner of Sparkland Capital and has lead over 40 blockchain investments including PolyChain Capital, Radar Relay and Cobalt. 
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  6. 73
    Overall Rating
    19 /30
    Concept
    20 /25
    Team
    16 /20
    Competition
    10 /15
    Economics
    8 /10
    Presence
    ULedger is an existing enterprise solution aiming to improve their offerings by implementing blockchain technology. The blockchain is used to create an immutable audit trail that certifies the content, timing, and source of data, resulting in universally trusted data that can safely be relied upon for decision making, compliance and business operations. This project has a realistic chance of achieving considerable traction given its existing userbase and working products. The team is experienced in data science, blockchain, and business operations, and the company has already raised funding from angel investors for early development and filed for patents - a positive signal to investors that this is a serious project.
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  7. 72
    Overall Rating
    25 /30
    Concept
    17 /25
    Team
    15 /20
    Competition
    8 /15
    Economics
    7 /10
    Presence
    NuCypher is a privacy layer for blockchains and dApps that uses proxy re-encryption to provide decentralised key management and access control. Through NuCypher, developers can store, manage and share private data on public blockchains. The platform is scheduled to launch in 2018 and has already been commercialised and implemented privately. A number of projects have already announced they will use NuCypher, including Datum, Bluzelle, Wolk and Medibloc. NuCypher has a number of strong use cases including sharing encrypted files, private communications, decentralised databases, rights management, and identity management. The team are alumni of the acclaimed Y Combinator startup accelerator. 
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  8. 69
    Overall Rating
    19 /30
    Concept
    22 /25
    Team
    15 /20
    Competition
    6 /15
    Economics
    7 /10
    Presence
    Eximchain provides supply chain financing, supplier credibility and inventory management. The Eximchain SDK will allow SMEs to quickly build customised supply chain applications. The platform is built on Quorum, a public permissioned fork of Ethereum with a consensus protocol and quadratic voting-based governance model. Eximchain originated at MIT and has a strong team; the project’s focus on finance within supply chain is also an advantage as it will set the company apart from competitors in this sector. Eximchain has signed Letters of Intent with nine companies interested in using the platform, as well as  a Strategic Cooperation Agreement with a tech development zone in China. 
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  9. 67
    Overall Rating
    23 /30
    Concept
    20 /25
    Team
    15 /20
    Competition
    4 /15
    Economics
    5 /10
    Presence
    XCHNG is a an open-source software project developed by Kochava, a global leader in ad analytics and measurement, with the goal of tokenising digital ads and turning them into their own asset class. Although decentralised advertising is not a particularly innovative idea, this is a promising project targeting a huge industry with a well thought-out, end-to-end solution that addresses many of the problems with the current system, without forcing uses to radically change the way they operate. XCHNG is being developed by a market leader in the online advertising space, given their connections within this industry there is potential for XCHNG to gain significant market traction.
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  10. 67
    Overall Rating
    23 /30
    Concept
    20 /25
    Team
    12 /20
    Competition
    7 /15
    Economics
    5 /10
    Presence
    Uncloak is a blockchain-based cybersecurity platform that uses both human and AI security solutions. Threat detection is one of the better use cases for AI, as the typical attack vectors web-connected platforms are subjected to often follow predictable patterns. If Uncloak performs as promised, it will incentivised ethical hackers to report vulnerabilities. Uncloak are among the first blockchain cyber security threat management companies and also have an experienced and well connected team who will likely be able to scale their business. Given the growth in cyber crime, Uncloak has every chance success.
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