This round had a clear front runner from the very start, with PDATA immediately pushing ahead. They were then able to carry this momentum through to day two and claim victory with an incredible 56% of the vote.
The fight for second place was a more closely-contested battle. FTEC, Lightstreams and Countinghouse were back and forth throughout the final eight hours of voting, until a late surge from FTEC pushed ahead in the final few hours of the vote to take the second spot in the semi-finals. Well done guys!
PDATA and FTEC's success must be tempered by the fact that there were only 84 votes cast in this round, compared to 444 votes in QF1. They both have much work to do to progress to the final.
Opiria & PDATA have taken a new and much-welcomed stance on the control and spread of personal data. The project aims to become a decentralised marketplace that will allow the user to filter what personal data they wish to share. Not only will the consumer be able to control the stream of data given to companies, they will also be able to create a passive income stream by selling their chosen data to businesses.
PDATA enters the market as a personal data solution at a time when discussion of data and privacy are firmly in the spotlight. The project has a genuine use case incorporating a meaningful use of blockchain technology; there is an existing product, a good development team and an impressive existing customer base including automotive giants Mercedes Benz and General Motors.
FTEC (First Trading Ecosystem) is a platform for the savvy crypto trader looking to automate elements of their trading. It is an advanced platform with a lot of services under its belt. Looking to bring a range of intelligent bots, signals and algorithmic tools under one roof. FTEC targets to become the pre-eminent AI trading tool for the cryptocurrency market.
The platform has a total of fifteen services that work in automation to give users the tools to help trade this volatile cryptocurrency market. One of the most attractive features being the arbitration assistant that allows you to profit from the fluctuation of prices across different exchanges.
FTEC has a lot of hype in the current ICO marketplace with a very active Telegram following that has an impressive 38,000 members. They have a well-engaged marketing team producing high-quality content on a regular basis with interesting content emerging from their blog and social feeds week by week.
FTEC has multiple established working projects in the forms of the Coinbot Club, a trading bot rental service and cryptoangles, a 25,000 strong trading community. Their team carries respect in the crypto community, having built a good reputation for trading signals and building an team with valuable experience creating algorithmic trading tools. from past products.
The ICO has detailed documentation for investors and an experienced team and, whilst the use case of the actual token is questionable, there is a great use case for the platform as a whole. We plan to cover FTEC in an in-depth ICO review over the coming weeks.
The next Quarter-Final begins this evening, Saturday 16 June at 6pm GMT, where we see another four great projects clash heads in a public vote.
Quarter-Final 3 (16-18 June):
1. Uncloak - aiming to be the world's first blockchain-based, business-focused protection from hackers;
2. Drep Foundation - A decentralised solution that quantifies and tokenizes online reputation for internet platforms to leverage its power.
3. UseChain - The first mirror identity blockchain
4. Nauticus - Cryptocurrency exchange that will be the first to offer multiple fiat trading partners. Full review available here
Good luck to all parties involved. Who will be crowned the ultimate winner of the ICO World Cup 2018? You decide.
Let the voting commence !
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