ICO Hot List is an independently curated catalog of the most promising active and upcoming Initial Coin Offerings (ICO’s). Our picks demonstrate real potential across their whitepapers, teams, roadmaps, responsiveness to inquiries and more. The Hottest projects are included on our “Hot” shortlist, at our discretion exclusively.

We keep a growing archive of running tokens to follow up on the performance of past ICO projects.

Submitting ICOs

If you are an authorized representative of a project please use the Submission form to help us evaluate the project for inclusion in our catalog.

Every project listed is reviewed in an individual fashion, using publicly available material. Sponsored content is clearly marked in our listings and e-mail newsletter.

Check out our Advertising section to learn about the terms and options under which we can offer you an edge over other projects in the space. The “Hot” marker in our listing is for particularly interesting subjects only, and is not for sale.

Our Review Methodology

Tokens offerings and ICO’s are highly speculative in nature. We help our readers assess risk by systematically reviewing the actual teams behind offerings, using structured criteria. Our analysts look into the backgrounds of team members, especially ones with prior business and ICO experience.

Naturally, we scrutinize the technology and available codebase, as well as project maturity and progress. Furthermore, we utilize industry leading advisers and aggregate data sources to further evaluate the core components of what makes a successful project before, during, and after the token sale. Some of the elements we cover include: The technology, viability of the idea, hype, potential risks, as well as the members in the team, advisory board and notable partnerships.

Transparency is a key factor in our reviews, including responsiveness to our inquiries about the projects we examine. We do evaluate marketing efforts, as well as social media and community engagement. However, skill, flashiness and buzz in presentation videos, and such, weigh less than willingness to be forthcoming, about what we previously pointed out as key factors in the beginning of this article.

In short, ICO Hot List caters to journalists, analysts, and enthusiasts or anyone spectating this ecosystem as a game of fantasy football. We’re also interested in your feedback, especially if you feel anything we publish comes off as dubious or misleading.