Rating Framework

Tropyc rates ICO and token sales based on the information they chose to release. The rating framework evaluates the risk of fraud and assesses the project’s credibility to go through a fundraising round.

Our rating system is not an endorsement to projects and is not to be considered by any means as investment, accounting or legal advice.

It is divided into six sub-marks:

VARIABLE DESCRIPTION WEIGHT
Team Founding team is professional and fit to raise funds 20%
Safety Ability to create a responsible environment for investment 20%
Presentation Quality of project appearance and how well it is perceived 10%
Financial Delivery of commercial and financial information of the project 25%
Partnership Existing relationships with valuable stakeholders 15%
Communication Ability to market the project efficiently and facilitate communication with the community 10%

Team

VARIABLE DESCRIPTION WEIGHT
Identity Founding team has revealed their identity 20%
Incorporation Communication of company registration 20%
LinkedIn Hyperlink to LinkedIn profiles 20%
Pictures Photos of the team are available 20%
Capability (subjective) Team is fit to raise funds 20%

Safety

VARIABLE DESCRIPTION WEIGHT
Audit Third party has audited the project 20%
Vesting period Funds raised are locked for a certain period of time 12%
Disbursement Digital assets are automatically sent during or at the end of the sale 12%
Wallet Facilitation of wallets to securily store the assets 12%
Exchange Partnership with exchanges to list digital assets 12%
Investor Verification Verification of investors' identity for KYC compliance 12%
Hard cap Smart contract has a fixed maximum capitalisation 10%
Code repository Team has shared a code repository for the public to scrutinise 10%

Presentation

VARIABLE DESCRIPTION WEIGHT
Whitepaper Team has shared a comprehensive whitepaper 25%
Webdesign (subjective) Responsive, content rich and professional web design 25%
Video Presentation of the project on video format 25%
Roadmap Project provided a detailled timeline of the project 25%

Financial

VARIABLE DESCRIPTION WEIGHT
Distribution Distribution of token is clear and precise 18%
Fund allocation Provision of a project finance projection 18%
Unit of account Base capitalisation is calculated in fiat rather than in a cryptocurrency 18%
Hard capitalisation Smart contract has a maximum capitalisation in place 18%
Valuation delta Pre-ICO and ICO cap have not increased by more than 3 fold in 12 months 18%
Bonus Bonus for early investors is below 30% 10%

Partnerships

VARIABLE DESCRIPTION WEIGHT
Relevant corporate Project has corporate partnerships relevant to their solution 25%
Mainstream media Mainstream media houses have talked about the project 20%
Tech advisor Relevant technical talent are advising the project 20%
Crypto-investment fund Institutional investors in the cryptocurrency space are backing the project 20%
Crypto news Cryptocurrency blog and news community have been talking about the project 15%

Communication

VARIABLE DESCRIPTION WEIGHT
Code Repository Team has shared a code repository for the public to scrutinise 20%
Blog Periodic informative posts on a blog, Medium or other platforms 16%
Instant messaging Facilitation of instant support via Slack, Telegram or Discord 16%
Facebook Active page with periodic posts 16%
Twitter Active profile with periodic tweets 16%
Bitcoin Talk Presented the project on the most popular cryptocurrency forum 16%

Disclaimer

Tropyc does not provide investment advice and does not conduct in-depth research of each and every projects.

We do not endorse any of the listed projects, nor verify the specifics or claims of the team.

Listing and / or analysis of ICOs, token sales and other fundraising seeking projects:

  • are not an endorsement of the team or project.
  • are not a verification of the specifics or claims of a project.
  • are not investment, accounting or legal advice.

Please conduct your own research before entering an investment position.