Frequently Asked Questions

What is an ICO?

The abbreviation ICO stands for "Initial Coin Offering". It is a type of fundraising where in exchange for cryptocurrencies (e.g. Bitcoin, Ethereum) or fiat money (e.g. USD, EUR) investors receive tokens of a new cryptocurrency venture. Later, these tokens can be used on the project platform as an internal currency, or they can be traded on exchanges. Any individual or a company can crowdfund any project or become an investor.

How is the ICO Blizzard rating determined?

Our rating is very transparent. It is based on a combination of two factors, each having a 50% weight in the overall rating.

  1. Fully completed ICO profile gains full points. The profile includes details regarding the white paper, financials, links to a website and various social media accounts, as well as contact details of the project team members, and more. Every submitted ICO is reviewed before it gets approved. However, as per our Terms of Service, we cannot guarantee the credibility of each approved ICO.
  2. Ratings provided by the users. Every user has the possibility to award ratings to any ICO and this counts towards the overall rating of the ICO.

What is ICO Blizzard?

ICO Blizzard is a free ICO browsing and rating platform. We consider it as a pool of possibilities for both users who are interested on viewing and discovering active and upcoming ICOs and for ICO organizers who have to possibility of publishing their ICOs.

ICO Blizzard is also a blockchain community where investors and ICO enthusiasts can interact and participate by commenting, rating and providing ICOs insights.

How can I publish a new ICO?

Publishing a new ICO is very easy, all you need to do is following those steps:

  1. Click here to get to the registration form
  2. Fill in the form with all the data required
  3. Submit your application

Please note that being listed in ICO Blizzard is free.

Why to carry out an ICO?

By launching an ICO campaign, the project can raise the funds it needs to develop its business. The funds are used to finance the company's development, marketing, expansion of its team, and more

What is an ICO rating?

A rating is a measurement of how good or popular an ICO is. Also, in ICO Blizzard we want to give everyone the opportunity to evaluate and review ICOs. Therefore, ICO enthusiasts will be able to rate and comment the ICOs they are interested in. However, the rating is not an investment advice, it is created as way for users to engage and also as an informational tool. The Rating system in created on 5-point scale, it is possible to rank form 1 to 5, where 1 is the lowest and 5 is the highest (the best possible rating).

If you want to read more about ICO Blizzard rating, you can access it at Rating Methodology.

How long does it take for an ICO to be published?

It might take from 1 to 5 days for your ICO to be published. It varies depending on the number of requests we receive. If you want your ICO to be published before the others, you can do that becoming a Premium user.

How can I remove my ICO from ICO Blizzard?

ICO Blizzard doesn’t normally remove ICOs from the platform after they have been published. If your ICO has a bad rating, it won’t be removed from the list unless you want to do so. In that case, you can reach out to us via the contact form. However, users will always have the opportunity to rate your ICO profile, so we suggest keeping it active.

Removal is considered when we have proofs that the ICO is scam, so that users have reported they tried to buy tokens and they didn’t receive them, the team members are not real, or the content/images have been stolen and/or fraudulently copied.

What is a token?

A token or a coin is a digital asset issued during an ICO campaign and sold to the public, usually for other popular cryptocurrencies, namely BTC or ETH, or sometimes directly for fiat currency. While standard cryptocurrency has its own blockchain, tokens are usually hosted on another blockchain (e.g. Ethereum platform).

By buying a certain number of tokens, you help the investors to crowdfund the project and to raise funds. Once an ICO campaign is successfully finished, the token developers can release the tokens on an exchange, where they can be traded like any other cryptocurrency.

How can I improve my ICO’s rating?

You can improve your ICO profile rating by completing all the missing information about your ICO in the profile. You can do this by sending us the relevant data via the contact form and our editors will either update your ICO’s profile with the new data or get back to you for potential clarifications.

If you didn't get a good score from the users, we suggest that you become more active, further develop your campaign and your product, and keep in touch with your potential investors on your social media accounts.

How can I update my ICO profile?

If would like to update any of the information you already submitted or add more data to your ICO description, then you can contact us here. Then, our team of editors will oversee the reviewing and approving of the information.

If you have any problems or queries when updating your ICO, you can reach us via contact.

What is a white paper?

A white paper is a document prepared by the ICO organizers/token developers prior to launching the new cryptocurrency. It contains information about the cryptocurrency, including commercial, technological and financial details.

How can I edit my ICO profile?

If you are interested in editing your ICO profile, you can get in touch with us through the contact form.

If you are a Premium user, you will have priority and skip the line.

What is an Airdrop?

A​ ​crypto airdrop​ ​is​ ​when​ ​a​ ​blockchain project distribute​s ​tokens to​ ​the​ ​community, either for free or for performing small tasks.

What is a Bounty Program?

A Bounty is a way to earn tokens in exchange for helping the cryptocurrency project, for example, by promoting it in social media, referring it to friends or translating to another language or. Different ICOs have different Bounty Programs.

What are the risks of a participating in an ICO?

Fraud. The ICO organizers may collect the money of users and then disappear without any intention of launching their project.

Unsuccessful ICO. When you contribute to an ICO, there is never a guarantee that the product will succeed, either with their ICO or in their future development. You should think of your contribution to a campaign as a donation to a project to support its potential development, and the tokens as a reward for your support.

What does Premium Listing imply and how can I get it?

The Premium Listing option is a paid feature provided for our users and it implies having your ICO listed on the top. We will place it directly in front of your target audience and making it part of the relevant categories. Moreover, your ICO will be featured on competitors’ profiles, while you will have no competitors listed in yours.

If you want to get more visibility and promote your ICO with ICO Blizzard Premium Listing, you simply have to click here to visualize all the package options we provide and choose the one you like best.