ICO Ahoolee: “How We Did Not Collect $ 1,000,000 in 2 Weeks”

Unfortunately, the project of the search engine for goods failed to collect a soft cap, all means of this round were returned to investors, but the team is determined to develop the project further. The guys analyzed what went wrong and, moreover, even did it publicly.

The mistakes of the team when conducting pre-ICO for edification to other correspondents were told by the founder of the search engine for goods Sergey Ryabov:
Ahoolee: Work on bugs
The first and, perhaps, the most important: we did not communicate with large investors personally.
And, strangely, on pre-ICO, we just did it and were sure that we will close the round in any scenario. This time we hoped for the completed questionnaires, for which we obtained about 4 million, and decided that we would definitely collect a million. I recommend that those who conduct ICO, first agree on a personal basis with investors on closing the amount on the soft-cap minimum and only after that run the ICO.

We had a complicated ICO scheme.

We wanted to go against the rules of the market and act the way it’s done in the venture market, that is, to collect a small round with a huge discount, then a larger round, but still with a big discount, etc. And the rounds we carried far apart in time. Such a scheme on the venture market actually works, but on the ICO – other rules. Obviously, the crypto-investors did not accept this scheme and, therefore, did not want to join.

Investors scared off a huge discount.

In calculating the cost of tokens, we again focused on the sum of venture rounds. In them, a huge discount is given at the pre-seed round due to the huge risks. It turned out that in the ICO market such a discount only discourages investors.
A too complicated explanation of the essence of the project.
Unfortunately, we were not able to convey the idea of ​​the project to ordinary users, at least massively. It makes sense to submit the project so that any user understands by one phrase whether he needs it or not.

Poorly planned PR in the media space.

The articles we expected from the PR partner did not come out at the right time. Therefore, we could count only on ourselves, and quickly create noise in the information space without additional costs is almost impossible. Lay out a budget for paid publications and carefully choose a PR partner.

Not enough active work with the community.

We managed to organize an active Russian-speaking community and did not manage to do it in English at all. In addition, the links to all the communities we put at the bottom of the lending, which did not contribute to the involvement of users. By the way, in our experience, slack is evil. There is constant spam and scam. Also, we practically did not make newsletters by subscribers, and this is also an omission. Work out your e-mail database in full.

Inattention to the role of Advisors.

We attracted the advisers quite late. I can not say that this is critical, but it is still useful that they are.

Too much self-confidence.

In fact, it affected everything, but one of the most serious consequences is a tough smart contract, as a consequence – the inability to extend the ICO’s timing, etc.

Enigma Catalyst Platform

About the platform:

Enigma Catalyst is an investment platform that allows developers to create, test and execute micro-script funds. Through the project, developers can access the decentralized information exchange protocol and consume valuable crypto data that can be used in their strategies.

Catalyst allows developers, customers and experienced traders to easily create, simulate, validate, and ultimately support cryptic transactions in real time, using sophisticated software strategies. Regular investors can then invest directly in winning strategies through the project system.

However, to perform algorithmic trade in cryptoactive assets, reliable and up-to-date data are needed. The platform plans to study the original data sets, but in the future it is expected that most of the data will be created by the community in exchange for incentives (eg ECAP subscription fee).

By creating a decentralized data market, investors can subscribe and consume data when paying a fee to depositors who provide such data.

To provide a sense of the size of the market, the best hedge funds, such as Citadel, Two Sigma and Renaissance, spend tens of millions of dollars each year on high-quality data. Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters, the two main players in the financial data industry, received more than $ 20 billion in revenue last year.

What is the idea:

The idea was first conceived in 2015, when it was a research project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

In July 2017, Catalyst Alpha was released. You can check it out here.

The minimum viable product (MVP) is scheduled to be launched in 2018 Q1. Functionality includes API testing, live trading, advanced data sets and Web interface / IDE.

In Q2-Q3 in 2018, additional functionality will be added to the Catalyst, including an investment platform, a single exchange exchange, community-based management (datasets), and commercial ICO.

It is planned that the platform will turn the system into a Q1 decentralized in 2019 together with the elimination of the custodian.

Authorship Platform

Authorship is a decentralized platform that is designed to bring together authors, publishers, translators and readers. Through the platform, authors can easily publish their books, publishers can easily find authors who want to publish their books, translators can find popular books and translate them into different languages, and readers can access and buy a variety of literary treasures – all in one place.

To solve the problems of the traditional publishing industry, which mainly affect authors, the platform will force the authors to take responsibility for their work and not succumb to the unfair policies of publishers. In addition, registered authors will be able to present their work for sale to readers from around the world.

In addition to this, Authorship will bring many opportunities for publishers and translators. Thus, no matter in which part of the world you live and whether you are a reader, publisher or translator, if you are on the Authorship, you will be in contact with a large number of both authoritative and novice authors from all over the world.

Once launched, Authorship can be a revolutionary platform that facilitates and promotes the literary community around the world.

A representative of Authorship said: “We are excited! We have been working on this project for quite a long time and we are proud that we are moving to the finish. As you already know, Authorship is the facilitation and encouragement of authoritative and novice authors, readers, translators and publishers to do what they do best. This platform will be a convenience in which they need to grow in terms of both wealth and profession / interest / business. But we do not dwell on this; with convenience, we want these people also had financial security. Therefore, we will ensure that all our participants (authors, translators and publishers) guarantee a monthly salary through the platform. “

LiveEdu projects

What is the purpose of the LiveEdu projects:

– use of a portion of ICO funds as a stimulator of activities for streamers;

– for the organization of premium projects;

– each of the existing projects is covered by LiveEdu content;

– All channels without exception contain live streaming channel, video project, playlist and live chat window;

– each stream is automatically archived in the video;

– content creators can supply their author projects through a stream. This can also be a transmitted record (offline).

For today, we can offer two main and best-selling LiveEdu project:

1. Projects of the premium-textbook.

2. Numbers of premium projects.

Expand your learning capabilities with LiveEdu
Interactive live chat is the basic means of communication between the content author and his user.

What does LiveEdu provide?


1. Any student has the right to ask the question of interest, having received an exhaustive answer to it.

2. You can also suggest improvements to the program.

3. There is an opportunity to communicate with other participants, exchanging experience, questions and wishes.

4. Each of the students, when they open the live broadcast, can see

– a live channel;

– chat window;

– a clear description of the project;

– all downloadable resources;

– A curriculum that will help in learning.

In each schedule there are pre-announced “live” streams.

Do not want to miss the live broadcast? It’s simple. You need to subscribe to the live broadcast by receiving a notification in advance of an email about the exact date and time of the start of the broadcast.

Free token as initial capital

All participants of LiveEdu are given a wallet marker at the registration stage. This is a symbolic amount that is provided as an initial capital in the form of an EDU token replacing Fiat payment. They can pay for the subscription and training services.

Any of the activities of this program costs a certain number of tokens. By the way, anyone who wants to view the audience can buy EDU tokens by paying a minimum starting amount equal to only $ 10.

Where can I use EDU tokens?


– Payment of subscriptions, which will help you not to miss all the fun;

– with their help you can easily download all the necessary files you are interested in;

– use them to send messages or spend money on questions;

– submission of applications for projects and their voting;

– request for custom projects;

– donation.

ICO is an investment process that will, as a result of future crypto currency, be sold for fiat / liquid, familiar to us money. This platform will be launched on October 30th.

The total number of tokens is 100 million. The minimum price of the project is 5 million tokens.

Methods of purchase:

– Bitcoins (MTC);

– Etherium (ETH);

– Euro (€);

– Dollar ($).

The rate for the current period is determined: for 3 EDU tokens – 1 US $.


How is the distribution of funds from the ICO planned?


1. The new staff will be replenished with an experienced manager, manager, engineer, whose work is planned to spend 35% of the budget.

2. Develop a platform, pay for the server, and also integrate the EDU token system and the LiveEdu purse, expand the streaming cluster and improve it, improve applications for Android and iOS devices – 25%.

3. For premium products will take 15%.

4. The overhead will take about 10%.

Starbase platform (ICO + bounty campaign)

In this article I will talk about the Starbase project and why it is worthy of attention.
Starbase is a platform that works on blockchain technology, which unites talented people who have the idea of ​​creating a product, service, etc. on the one hand investor, designer, makrtologa and anyone else who will somehow help this idea c another.

This concept is very exciting, from a financial point of view and of course, most importantly, it will help people to reveal their talent, realize the idea and change our world for the better!

All those who want to participate are offered the following options:

ITO (initial token offering) – buy platform tokens at a low price and thereby support the project before its launch.
Bounty campaign – to support the project by telling about it in blogs, social. networks, recording video or other means. To take part in bounty it is enough to click on the link and register
For participating in the bounty, it is also supposed to be rewarded – platform tokens.
Become a part of the company (as an employee)
In addition to the idea itself, the platform attracted me by the presence of passive income.
Starbase will pay dividends to all the holders of the tokens!
And as the platform grows, payments will grow.

For those who are skeptical about this project, I propose to take part in the bounty, you risk nothing.

Review of the project “Coin Place”

The project called “Coin Place”, according to its creators, is an officially registered organization that receives profit from trading in crypto currency on profile exchanges. Having many years of experience in this field, the professionals of Coin Place provide profit, both the fund itself and all its investors.

The site of the project looks quite attractive. We would like to note the qualitative texts in the competent Russian language, the presence of a green strip of greenbar, which signals the legal activities of the company and the reliable protection of their site, and the cute author’s design, as well as the unique script on which the main job of the Internet portal “Coin Place”.

The investment offer of the project has three tariff plans:

· 110% of the total return within 15 days with a deposit of 10 dollars;
· 6% of profit per day for 20 days with an investment of 25 USD;
· 5% daily for 30 days for deposits of $ 50.

Speaking about the profit, do not lose sight of the partnership program of the fund. It has three levels in depth and can yield a profit of:

· 8% of the deposit of personally invited users;
· 3% of the contribution of referrals of the second level;
· 1% of the turnover of the third line participants.

As payment systems in “Coin Place” are presented Perfect Money, Payeer, Bitcoin, Advcash, Ethereum, Dash and Litecoin. According to information that is available on the site, all payments are processed instantly, which can not but rejoice.

The investor’s personal cabinet is designed in such a way that even a novice Internet user will easily understand what’s here and what.

The main page shows the basic information about your account, and the sections that are above this block can be:

· Create a deposit;
· Withdraw funds;
· See the list of your deposits;
· Analyze the history of financial transactions;
· To get access to the referral menu;
· Set up your account settings.

Coin Place users support is represented by a ticketing system, administration e-mail addresses and links to chat rooms in Skype and Telegram.

Well, dear friends, this is the end of our little story. We just want to remind you that all the partners of the first monitoring bank can count on the maximum reflex on deposits in Coin Place from our portal.

Profit to all of us.