Weiss Ratings Named 12 "Weakest Cryptocurrencies"

Citing several factors, including risks for investors, technological features and popularity, the agency named 12 "weakest" coins
16 March 2018   806

Weiss Ratings, one of the world's largest rating agencies, presented a new analysis related to the crypto-currency market, which included 12 of the weakest digital assets this time.

Citing several factors, including risks for investors, technological features and popularity, the agency assigned these alphanumeric ratings from D to E, where D means "weak", and E - "very weak".

According to Weiss Ratings, at present traders should avoid investing in the following crypto-currencies:

  • Auroracoin (D-)
  • Comet (E-)
  • Electroneum (E+)
  • Expanse (E)
  • Gulden (D-)
  • Matchpool (E)
  • Megacoin (E-)
  • Novacoin (E)
  • PotCoin (D-)
  • Quark (E-)
  • Rise (D-)
  • SaluS (E-)

Many newcomers rush into cryptocurrencies precisely at the wrong time — when speculative buying has reached a frenzy, crypto exchanges are overwhelmed and prices are on the brink of the next crash.

That’s a shame for two reasons: They lose a lot of money. Then they lose interest, bow out and miss out on the truly big opportunities.
 

Martin

Weiss Ratings

Recently, agency upgraded the rating of bitcoin from C + to B- in light of the development of technology Lightning Network.

'Kodak Miner' Turned Out to be a Scam

KashMiner by Spotlite USA was promoted as Kodak branded bitcoin miner 
17 July 2018   137

The KashMiner bitcoin miner, exhibited at the Kodak stand during the CES technology show in Las Vegas, was in fact a product designed to mislead potential consumers and with a potentially unattainable potential return. This is reported by BBC.

Spotlite USA is licensed by Kodak's lighting division, which allows it to use the famous brand in its products. In January 2018 the company introduced its miner and announced that it intends to lease it. According to its business plan, potential users had to pay a commission before getting the device. It was expected that after depositing $ 3,400, the customer will receive a device that will allow him to easily cover expenses and receive revenue from bitcoin mining.

However the company did not have an official Kodak license to use the brand in the production of mining equipment and initially overstated the indicators of the potential profit of its device, refusing to take into account the growing complexity and costs of bitcoin mining. The advertising materials reported that KashMiner brings $ 375 a month, which, subject to a 2-year contract, would allow the client to receive $ 5,600 of profit after paying a commission. Experts from the industry of cryptocurrency call this offer a scam.

There is no way your magical Kodak miner will make the same $375 every month.
 

Saifedean Ammous

Economist

CEO Spotlite USA Halston Mikail previously reported that he plans to install hundreds of miners at the headquarters of Kodak. According to him, he already managed to place 80 miners there, but the Kodak spokesman denied this information.

While you saw units at CES from our licensee Spotlite, the KashMiner is not a Kodak brand licensed product. Units were not installed at our headquarters.
 

Kodak Spokesman

In a phone call with the BBC, Spotlite's Halston Mikail said the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had prevented the scheme from going ahead.