Flood of ICOs to Plagiarize Each Other, WSJ Reports

Wall Street Journal analytics teams had studied 3300 ICOs and made disappointing conclusions
27 December 2018   457

Analysts of The Wall Street Journal researchers have 3,300 ICO campaigns on ICOBench, Tokendata and ICORating sites. They found that 16% (513) showed signs of plagiarism, promises of unrealistic profit and identity theft.

Note that plagiarism primarily concerned whitepaper projects. The WSJ compared sentences containing ten unique words with sentences in similar documents.

At the same time, they searched for the phrases “no losses” and “guaranteed profits”, and also analyzed the photos of the team members and the completeness of their biographies.

Head of the BitMEX exchange, Arthur Hayes, is convinced that the ICO will regain its popularity within the next 18 months.

TON Mainnet May be Launched in March

During January there should be a meeting of the project investors with a TON demonstration 
23 January 2019   99

Telegram Open Network (TON) blockchain platform can be presented at the 49th World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. However, there is no official information about Pavel Durov’s speech at WEF yet.

At the same time, according to The Bell, during January there should be a meeting of the largest project investors with a demonstration of the test version of TON. The launch of the main network is expected in March.

According to the latest TON roadmap, which appeared in the Telegram-channel @Tgram in early January, the launch of the main network may be postponed for 2-3 months due to the “innovative nature of the development”.

TON is about 90% ready, and the latest news about the platform will appear in February 2019. At the same time, an audit of Testnet is scheduled in order to find errors and flaws.

Pavel Durov hadn't provide any official comment on the situation.

Note that initially the launch of a test network for TON was planned for the second quarter of 2018. At the end of the same year, a full launch of the platform and the Telegram Wallet wallet was planned.

Earlier it became known that Pavel Durov filed an application for the liquidation of the Telegram Messenger LLP. According to the assumption of some experts, the decision will relate exclusively to changes in the corporate structure of the company.