If you are a crypto investor looking to diversify your portfolio with some new promising coins, here is our list of some of the big ICOs that are scheduled for early 2019.
1. Geon Network ICO
ICO Start Date: 31 January 2019
ICO End Date: 31 March 2019
Geon is a platform that aims to redefine reality by expanding it through the implementation of Augmented Reality (AR) technology. The platform enables its users to create real-life Geons that will allow them to easily transfer value. In this way, Geon facilitates the interaction between B2C and C2C in an unprecedented way. Users can arrange conditions and define challenges that are required to be finalized before the transfer of value.
The platform’s native currency is the Geon Token (GEON). GEON is an ERC20 based token, being issued by the Ethereum blockchain. Users can use GEON to purchase Geon Coins and exchange value with other users, among other transactions.
2. MenaPay ICO
ICO Start Date: 15 January 2019
ICO End Date: 15 March 2019
MenaPay is a blockchain-based payment gateway in the Middle East and Africa. The platform’s objective is to replace traditional payment methods with a cryptocurrency fully powered by blockchain.
MenaPay will serve as a platform that connects customers directly with merchants through the use of blockchain. Merchants will be able to incorporate MenaPay’s technology on their platform. Most merchants are wary of accepting crypto as payment on their platform because of cash-out problems and price instability.
Thus, the developers created MenaCash. This coin can be considered a stablecoin, as its value is backed 100% by the US dollar. The crypto will be used as a currency for transactions on the MenaPay platform. On this platform, each MenaCash coin has a value of one dollar.
3. HotCoin ICO
ICO Start Date: 21 January 2019
ICO End Date: 21 March 2019
PRE-ICO Start Date: 07 January 2019
PRE-ICO End Date: 21 January 2019
HotCoin is a payment solution which endorses accessibility, privacy, and trust in the multi-billion-dollar adult entertainment industry.
HotCoin (HCN) uses Ethereum’s ERC20 blockchain algorithm, which was designed to ensure anonymity for users that access products and services offered by the adult entertainment industry. The team behind the project claims that their token can already be used in this purpose, allowing users to use adult websites and services.
They also aim to implement other products, including a HotCoin wallet, a payment gateway, as well as VR and AR solutions.
4. OCEAN Poseidon Foundation
ICO Start Date: 16 February 2019
ICO End Date: 24 March 2019
OCEAN Poseidon is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to reducing carbon footprints emissions.
Through their blockchain-powered platform, Poseidon can harness global concern over the climate change to make and track an impact in the forestry and land-use sector.
Poseidon’s blockchain platform enables users to transact carbon credits in grams. Before, carbon credits could only be bought in kilograms, so the acquisition of smaller items couldn’t be offset. Via the use of micro-transactions, Poseidon’s platform enables any product or (service) carbon footprint to be rebalanced at the point-of-sale.
Unlike most projects which use Ethereum’s blockchain, Poseidon’s token will use the Stellar platform, which is the most environmentally friendly blockchain platform, as it doesn’t require a consensus mechanism that consumes a huge amount of energy. A transaction on the Stellar network has an environmental footprint that is even less than that of a transaction (made using a Visa card).
5. RAWG ICO
ICO Start Date: 1 March 2019
ICO End Date: 15 March 2019
Pre-Sale Start Date: 22/05/2018
Pre-sale End Date: 01/03/2019
RAWG, unofficially dubbed the ‘IMDb of games’, is a video game database and discovery platform which features more than 50,000 titles from across all popular gaming platforms which turns your gaming skills into products and services.
Rewards will be given to gamers in RAWG tokens for in-game feats from their favorite games. For users, the tokens can be used to claim special offers from RAWG’s partners and convert them into other cryptocurrencies. Advertisers can also use RAWG tokens to buy ads on the RAWG platform, in order to reach players.
The price of a RAWG token is tied to the price for an advert placed on RAWG – 100 tokens will signify 1,000 impressions of a banner ad.
6. AvailCom ICO
ICO Start Date: 15 January 2019
ICO End Date:15 February 2019
ICO Token Supply: 835,000,000 AVL
Pre-sale Start Date: 15 November 2018
Pre-sale End Date: 15 December 2018
Pre-sale Token Supply: 70,000,000 AVL
Price: 1 AVL = 0.03 USD
AvailCom is a platform based on blockchain technology which can be used for any property renting, from apartments and houses to cars and bicycles, with the option of paying in fiat currency without any interest added to the price.
AvailCom is a platform that will speed up the search and leasing process of any property without keys, while also eliminating the need of a third party interference. By using this service, anyone will be able to negotiate and rent property free from the owner without having to deal with stuffy bureaucracy and time delays.
7. HyperionX (TREE) ICO
ICO Start Date: 20 February 2019
ICO End Date: 2019-12-31
Token price: 1 TREE = 0.04 USD
HyperionX is a unique organic community and a marketplace that incentivizes users to watch ads and complete surveys.
HyperionX‘s objective is to build something more than just a simple marketplace that hands out rewards. The team believes that emergent technologies such as blockchain will directly change the way we interact with society and how we view our jobs. Their goal is to build a free marketplace and a decentralized ecosystem where people will be able to create content and receive tokens for performing various activities.
As users will keep using HyperionX, they will unlock new features and decentralized applications that will generate new ways of interacting with the community.
If you’re interested in getting involved in ICOs, please do your own research. You can read further coverage on ICOs from our site in this macro-analysis of the market, or in this article about Vechain’s ICOs. Lastly, here’s another analysis of how ETH prices affect the ICO ecosystem as well.