About 56% of ICO start-ups ceased to exist during the first four months after the end of the tokensale. This is reported by Bloomberg.
ICO Funding by Month
First of all experts appreciated the activity of ICO-projects on Twitter. It turned out that 120 days after the fundraising only 44.2% "survived" .
According to analysts, the most secure investment strategy for various tokens is the sale on the first day of trading. Either way, almost all investors get rid of coins purchased under the ICO in the first six months.
What we find is that once you go beyond three months, at most six months, they don’t outperform other cryptocurrencies. The strongest return is actually in the first month. They are much lower now, so I wouldn’t expect them to continue to decline at this rate. People often look at returns and say this is a great deal, but we teach in finance that return is a compensation for risk. These are stakes in platforms that have not yet been built, that have no participants yet. There’s a lot of risk. The majority of ICOs do fail.
Researcher, Boston College
More than 1,000 tokens have already ceased to exist, and return on investment is steadily declining.
It should be noted that the monthly investment in ICO projects still holds above $ 1 billion. This trend has been maintained since the beginning of 2018.