Nearly everyone who has contact with the world of cryptocurrency, blockchain, and ICOs marvels at how fast things move. The last year, in particular, has seen an explosion of ICOs, making it even harder to keep up with developments- and making it more difficult to distinguish good projects from bad, and honest teams from scammers.
There is a strong demand to synthesize and present this huge amount of information in a way that is easy to navigate and understand so that people can find projects that interest them and assess the quality of these projects. A number of ICO listing pages have sprung up to fill this demand- some reputable, and others more dubious. Following is a list of some of the best and most well-known sites specializing in listings for ICOs, token sales, and crowdsales:
With over 100,000 unique monthly visitors, ICO Alert is one of the most established ICO listing and review sites around. It maintains a comprehensive calendar of both ICOs and pre-ICO crowdsales, as well as a record of past sales. ICO Alert also produces a weekly podcast and has over half a million subscribers who receive email alerts when ICOs go live.
More than just an ICO listing site, Tokenmarket aims to streamline the whole token economy by providing services as an exchange in addition to information about current and upcoming crowdsales and ICOs. They even provide the possibility to create and list your own token.
Presenting data on established coins as well as ICOs and crypto exchanges, Coingecko provides a useful set of metrics for assessing coins and tokens, and the communities behind them- including social media activity, developer activity, and public interest.
CoinSchedule takes a selective approach to ICO listings, conducting a thorough investigation on each crowdsale listed on its site, as well as implementing a rating system featuring what their analysts consider to be the best investments.
Positioning itself to be a thought leader in cryptofinance, Smith and Crown features research and analysis on ICOs and other cryptoassets, technology, and the cryptocurrency market at large. The site also contains selected ICO listings.
If you are searching for a particular ICO based on specific criteria, ICO Bench has some of the best interfaces for filtering and sorting the pool of current and upcoming ICOs according to rating, size, location, and other criteria.
ICO Bazaar offers ICO listings and analysis, upcoming events, and features an inbuilt interface for investing in ICO’s. This feature allows those who may be intimidated by managing their own wallets to invest in multiple assets via a single interface.
CryptoCompare also offers price tracking of crypto assets and listings of upcoming ICO’s, but it sets itself apart with social features and an active community of users that comments on and discusses crowdsales and tokens.