The ICO craze of 2017 was just that…crazy. We saw projects raise tens of millions of dollars in seconds, sometimes hundreds of millions in under an hour. This year we saw the first Billion dollar raises come from EOS and Telegram. EOS did this before they even had a functioning product and ran their public ICO for over a year, while Telegram reached their goal mostly through private sales to accredited investors and institutions. Regardless of which method they chose, these companies want to get your money, and as investors the only thing that should matter is return on investment (ROI).
Below we can take a look at the top 15 biggest ICOs in terms of funds raised, the type of project they are and what ROI they have given investors up to this point.
visual from @ico_analytics. *Tezos price has been extremely volatile lately so ROI may differ.
From looking at this chart we can see that relative to smaller ICOs, large fundraising sums hasn’t necessarily correlated with great returns. Don’t get me wrong, even these ROIs make the risk/reward heavily weighted towards reward, you can only lose 100%, but make many multiples of that. That said, it will be interesting to see how these tokens and protocol coins hold up over time if the liquidity crunch continues in the crypto markets. Stay safe out there.
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