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Company: Bitcoin Cash CEO: Roger Ver

Average Wages:$35,368 to $106,174 yr Source

Staff Size: Formally 20? Source

Operating Costs: Unknown, $2,851 to $160 coin decrease

Revenue: Over $400 million Source

Pros $555.98 to $2,557.50

Cons $2,415.04 to $163

Sits on the top 5 coins
Mining value for 2018
Been around for years
Has everything BTC has
Lightning Network
No major breaches
359% 2017 gained
Mining costs skyrocketed
Vicious fork, staff lost
Roger Ver's outbursts
Bad public image
Too many unknowns
Mimics bitcoin
-93.25% 2018 lost

Demand: Supposed to be superior to Bitcoin processing. So far it's mirrored it. The mining scene around it is almost exactly the same. Medium

Supply: Has enough coins to be mined for decades. Perhaps longer. High

Interest: Aside from miners and occupying the top 10. It has waned several times. Has had a major fork. The investors looks at it largely with disdain. Low

Summary: It's difficult to find any credible information on their revenue. Staff size, wages. Most of the tech is 'borrowed' from open source Bitcoin. The fact that it mostly copies BTC's price action in mining means it's possible fraud. Avoid Source

Company: Tesla CEO: Elon Musk

Average Wages:$60,157 to $134,770 yr

Staff Size: 46,000 in 2018

Operating Costs: $18,942,000,000

Revenue: $17,523,000,000 Source

Pros $311.35 to $333.87

Cons $316.58 to $310.12

First to market electric cars
Competitors lagging behind
Warranties
Modernized tech
Outlasts gas powered
Low environmental footprint
Hard working staff
Automated features
7.23% 2017 gained
Multiple early hurdles
Initial production issues
Several employees sued
Several employees sabotaged
Actively hostile competitors
Many media bouts
No union
Dangerously explosive batteries
-2.04% 2018 lost

Demand: Gasoline will run out in the coming decades. Based on current expanding global usage. We are spending more money, to get less and less oil. Very High

Supply: Currently 29,800 cars have been produced. Another 100 million will be needed for the USA, and 500 million for the planet. Currently Limited, Very Low

Interest: Cheaper than gasoline powered cars when factoring long term repairs, upkeep. Lasts long than gas powered cars, has less powered parts. High

Summary: Musk has serious issues with criticism. Slept in his office, often relying solely on himself to solve complex hurdles. But, their competition sat on their hands. They are currently the only game in town. Potentially High Value, Risky Owner Source

Company: Dash CEO: Ryan Taylor

Average Wages: Mostly contractors, Varies

Staff Size: 45+

Operating Costs:24,521,290.99, funding contractors.

Revenue: $20 billion in possible funding

Pros $11.24 to $1,027.87

Cons $1,056.48 to $80.81

Fast transactions
Pushing into retail
Effective contracting system
Active in global fiat alternative
Mobile app advancements
Informative website, crypto
9,044% 2017 gained
Slow adoption
Other top coins more known
Internal struggle on direction
Too many contractors
Funding has spam/fraud flaws
Lacks proper advertising
-92.35% 2018 lost

Demand: It's slowly expanding to shops across the global. $184 trill debt, alternative fiat needed. Low, Expanding

Supply: Acts as a digital payment system in various regions, South America, Africa, Europe, NA. Mostly known for recent pushes in Venezuela. Medium

Interest: Countries, mostly third world have shown open support for mass adoption. Various small businesses and a few major outlets, KRIP have partnered with them. Low

Summary: I've been around my share of crypto companies as a logo animator. I'm no stranger to AI, security, PC hardware. Unlike their competitors. Dash has been active in development and deployment. My only worry is someone smaller will one day MS to Xerox away their advancements. One of the best coins to invest in. Wait for 4th gen

Company: Ripple CEO: Brad Garlinghouse

Average Wages: Unknown

Staff Size: 150 in 2016

Operating Costs: Unknown

Revenue: $163,000,000 Source

Pros $.006 to $2.35

Cons $2.23 to $0.35

Stable price action
Holds it's top 3 position
Financial institutions backed
Brand awareness
Difficult for trade bots
Non stop YT channel promotion
Aims for digital banking
39,066% 2017 gained
Lobbying
Not really a crypto coin
Attached to banks
Payments are tracked
Confusing sub systems
Bad growth in 2017
Little progress
-84.30% 2018 lost

Demand: More people buy and hold it, than use it. Medium

Supply: Circular processing system to grow it's value. Low

Interest: Public awareness of it's deep pockets. Medium

Summary: Was told several times to hold it. Because one day it'll be worth a fortune. (Rolls eyes) It's a worse version of Paypal. Pretends to be something more. But hasn't shown much of anything on the market. Looks like a trap for newcomers on crypto investing. Avoid

Company: Tron CEO: Justin Sun

Average Wages: Unknown

Staff Size: Over 40 Source

Operating Costs: Unknown

Funding 2018 Raised: $70,000,000 Source

Pros $.001 to $0.25

Cons $0.05 to $0.02

Picked up more devs
Owner has deep pockets
Sun founded Peiwo, $4b
Maintains position on top 10
Mineable coin
Willingness to spend to grow
On most exchanges
24,900% 2017 gained
Plagiarized white papers
Ridiculously long road map
Too many costly partnerships
Misleading business deals
Lots of talk, no results
Possible money laundering
Under investigation by China
-60% 2018 lost

Demand: Active users in the market. Medium

Supply: 66,641,176,471 TRX coins available. High

Interest: Mentioned on a regular basis in media. Medium

Summary: ICOs, 537 coin companies. Raised over $13.7 billion in 2017. Paid Bit torrent $120 million for access. $100k to Binance. They spend a lot of money on deals with other companies. Blew a lot to get little to nothing done. Avoid

Company: Microsoft CEO: Satya Nadella

Average Wages: $75,273 to $156,279 yr

Staff Size: 131,000

Operating Costs: $37,305,000,000 Source

Revenue: $114,906,000,000

Pros $62.70 to $85.54

Cons $88.19 to $101.93

Secure OS
Longevity
Recent Skype improvements
Massive software library
Over 90% global adoption
Deep pockets
Ease of use
36.42% 2017 gained
15.57% 2018 gained
Virtual OS monopoly
Sells private data
Telemetry
Overcharges for software
Questionable new CEO
In several legal battles
Questionable purchases
Many patents expiring
Tax evasion

Demand: When people build PCs, nearly all buy/install windows. High

Supply: It's usually digital software. High

Interest: A growing amount want an alternative. Low

Summary: Oracle, Motorola and other former tech companies have fallen into obscurity. Due to patents expiring and no longer innovating. MS is on the same path. Win10 is glorified malware with 4th amendment violations. Piled up substantial debt in 2018. Long Term Potential, Risk

Company: Iota CEO: David Sønstebø, Dominik Schiener

Average Wages: Unknown

Staff Size: Over 42

Operating Costs: Unknown

Revenue: Unknown

Pros $0.63 to $3.61

Cons $4.31 to $0.35

Highest private key security
No fees
Ease of use wallet
Focuses on crypto security
Doesn't require PoW
Could expand to bots
Cover your own transactions
473% 2017 gained
Entanglement processing errors
Hasn't updated wallet
Updates stopped in early 2018
Lengthy road map
No smart contracts, tokens, dabs
Internet of things market
MIOTA confuses people
-91.87% 2018 lost

Demand: It's mostly traded in Asia. Low

Supply: No problems delivering quantity. High

Interest: Consumer desire waned over 2018. Low

Summary: The hype around quantum computers has died. The promises of it breaking encryption remains science fiction. So you have a coin designed for something that never happened. Want a toaster that can catch fire because of hackers? IoT is a troubled market. IOTA has gone silent in 2018. Avoid

Company: Monero CEO: John Pleasants

Average Wages: Unknown

Staff Size: 22 Source

Operating Costs: Unknown

Revenue: Unknown

Pros $13.86 to $338.58

Cons $371.15 to $48.50

Privacy
No blockchain limit
Maintained stability
More adaptive than BTC
Market longevity
Holds top 20 crypto position
2,342% 2017 gained
Hackers go to coin
Used in criminal activity
Lacks accountability
Poor security
Difficult to develop on
Lacks a proper road map
-86.93% 2018 lost

Demand: The go to coin for private transactions. High

Supply: People don't have trouble getting coins. Medium

Interest: Still see investors hold, and pump it. High

Summary: Had to dig out a vicious family PC virus, during 2017 Thanksgiving break. This is how most people know of Monero. It does as advertised, privacy. But badly needs a way to deal with it's criminal hacker underbelly. Risky

Company: Walmart CEO: Doug McMillon

Average Wages: $11 an hour

Staff Size: 2,300,000

Operating Costs: $20,357,000,000

Revenue: $511,879,000,000

Pros $69.12 to $98.75

Cons $104.59 to $93.44

Grew in past two market crashes
Dominates retail market
Ridiculous revenue
Low prices
Employee stock options
Yearly bonuses
Disabled employment outreach
Expansive inventory
42.86% 2017 gained
Employees on food stamps
Doesn't drug check enough
Overworks staff
Under pays them
Evades taxes
Outsources
Race to bottom prices
Bribes politicians
-10.66% 2018 lost

Demand: Maintains foot traffic being 24/7 open. Medium

Supply: Various shipment problems. Low to Medium

Interest: Consumers go there for economic reasons. Low

Summary: They seem immune to economic collapses. But when you look at the charts you can see more of a roller coaster pattern. How they treat their employees, while siphoning over 90% for executives should be illegal. Still, they may stay successful by being the last standing. Decent

Company: Litecoin CEO: Charlie Lee

Average Wages: Unknown

Staff Size: Over 8 Source

Operating Costs: Unknown

Revenue: $7,600,000 Source

Pros $4.36 to $217.19

Cons $225.71 to $30.79

One of the originators
Less generation time vs BTC
Owner is also the developer
Decentralized, privacy
Operations stability
Has hit roadmaps
Cheapter than BTC
4,881% 2017 gained
Owner sold his bulk in 2017
Needs modern overhauls
Similar to Bitcoin
Hasn't done much in 2018
Lacks growth
Lacks mass adoption
Low mining payouts
-86.35% 2018 lost

Demand: Maintained it's usage through the years. Medium

Supply: No issues. High

Interest: A lot of investors, consumers still revere it. Medium

Summary: One of the foundations of crypto. The creator took his cash out. But has stayed in, continuing development. Unlike other coins, he's kept the spending practical. But I haven't seen them do much of anything in 2018. Unknown Future, Risky CEO

Company: EOS CEO: Brendan Blumer

Average Wages: Unknown Source

Staff Size: 75 employees Source

Operating Costs: $2-3 billion Source

Funding Raised: $4,000,000,000 Source

Pros $1.03 to $8.87

Cons $9.45 to $2.60

Held high value in 2017
Founder was involved with BTC
Bitshares, Steemit affiliation
Massive $4b funding
Expansive roadmap
Held top 10 position
Active on smart contracts
761% 2017 gained
One of the founders left
Argued ponzi scheme
Isn't really a crypto coin
Money taken from Steemit?
Pumped up, overvalued
Poor security
Cabal of VCs
-72.48% 2018 lost

Demand: Has gone down, but maintains position. Medium

Supply: More than enough to meet demand. High

Interest: People are still active in usage, investing. Medium

Summary: Difficult to find positive information. Does the same song and dance as most failing crypto coins. Little to show after 1 year, ridiculously massive funding. Co-Founder left after scathing report on Bizantine. Avoid

Company: Dwave, CVE:PTF stock CEO: Vern Brownell

Average Wages: $24.51 to $50.11 Source

Staff Size: Over 180 Source

Funding Raised: $165,000,000

Revenue: $19,000,000 Source

Pros $3.04 to $4.50

Cons $4.55 to $3.44

Could revolutionize AI
White paper suggest potential
Quantum entanglement
Quantum processing
Faster processing of data
Scientific, Medical benefits
Long running company
48.02% 2017 gained
Unfounded claims
Went open source
Can't break encryption
Doesn't do as advertised
Need a lot more development
4 years with little results
Still theoretical
-24.39% 2018 lost

Demand: Military to tech companies are looking to utilize the potential of quantum processing. High

Supply: Only a handful of companies have access to their technology. Google, IBM, MS. Low

Interest: Processor advancements have slowed down. Qbits could boost performance, efficiency. High

Summary: This was a company I recommended back in 2015. If you bought there, you doubled your stock value. My opinions changed in 2018. They went open source, stalled greatly on their claims. Unknown Future, Long Term

Company: Tether CEO: JL van der Velde

Average Wages: Unknown

Staff Size: Unknown

Operating Costs: Unknown

Revenue: $500,000,000 Source

Pros $304k to $1.386m

Cons $1.376m to $1.885m

Maintains it's $1 value
Holds top ten ranking
Used in major exchanges
Succeeded in crypto 2018
Pushing into Euro
Keeps surviving investigators
355.92% 2017 gained
36.99% 2018 gained
Money 'lost' $500m
Under investigation
May not do as claimed
Possible money laundering
Possibly stealing from BTC
Back door for exchanges
Based on fiat
Doesn't have debt, insurance

Demand: The go to crypto to fiat currency. Medium

Supply: Several times it had issues. Medium

Interest: Mostly used by exchanges, big VCs. Low

Summary: A very difficult coin to review. A lot of their activity is kept private. While it bounces around billions of dollars on exchanges. Several investigations have a recurring theme. Likely fraud. It does little to nothing to prove otherwise. Avoid

Company: Cardano CEO:Charles Hoskinson

Average Wages: Unknown

Staff Size: 160 Source

Operating Costs: Unknown

Revenue: Unknown, Claims billions of USD Source

Pros $0.02 to $0.73

Cons $0.70 to $0.04

Tackled key defects with crypto
Hit quotas on roadmap
Global representation
Founder does regular Q/A
Solves a lot of market problems
Slow, steady, stable approach
Doesn't hemorrhage money
3,550% 2017 gained
Emurgo
Recent partnership fallout
Difficult to contact
Mostly run on volunteers
Questionable VCs
Consistent value loss 2018
Doesn't take financial risks
-94.28% 2018 lost

Demand: Still see newcomers buy this coin. Medium

Supply: More than enough to meet demand. High

Interest: Plenty of people want to see it succeed. Medium

Summary: While the CEO is very aware, and active on the market's problems. His business ability is the polar opposite of his developer skills. He had some recent breaks with his previous partners. I can see people stealing his tech in 4th gen, due to his severe lack of management. Risk, Long Term

Company: NEO Founders: Da Hongfei, Erik Zhang

Average Wages: Unknown

Staff Size: 54 to 65 Source

Funding Raised: $16,000,000 Source

Revenue: Unknown

Pros $0.14 to $72.99

Cons $74.54 to $7.53

Allows multiple coding languages
Gas token price stability
Held value, results in 2017
Was Ethereum's closest competitor
High end, quantum proof security
Cross transaction, other coins
Peer to peer exchange
52,035% 2017 gained
Free processing at a cost
Gas could add debt
Potential inflation
No micro payments
Cayman Islands location
Limited growth in 2018
Centralized control
-89.89% 2018 lost

Demand: It has been slipping in 2018. Low

Supply: Thanks to Gas it usually meets quotas. Medium

Interest: Consumer desire waned over 2018. Low

Summary: Like all the other coins. I can't find much on their financial reports. It's based in a tax haven with laws favoring fraud. Despite all their progress, funding. They remain there. Which is highly questionable. Risk

Company: Stellar Founder: Jed McCaleb

Average Wages: Unknown

Staff Size: 27

Operating Costs: Unknown

Revenue: $115,043 per holder Source

Pros $.002 to $0.33

Cons $0.48 to $0.11

Decentralized?
Doesn't reward exploiters
Opensource
Can trade different coins
Does smart contract work
16,400% 2017 gained
Former Ripple employee
Forked from Ripple
Not mineable
Forked again in 2018
Not much to offer
-77.08% 2018 lost

Demand: Now that the fork is over, it should slip. Medium

Supply: More than enough to meet demand. High

Interest: Gained a lot of interest in Nov/Dec 2018. Medium

Summary: Like all the other coins. Makes a Key base; deal announcement, then goes into hiding. Backed by Sharia law? Ok... Can't do proper research without, 'Ripple competitor' coming up every other sentence. The more research I do, the less I find. Probably Pump/Dump in 2019, Otherwise Avoid

Company: Binance CEO: Changpeng Zhao

Average Wages: 90% paid in Binance Coins ): Source

Staff Size: 201-500 Source

Operating Costs: Unknown

Revenue: $500m to $1b

Pros $0.10 to $7.86

Cons $8.54 to $6.02

Largest crypto exchange
Best growing coin in 2018
Ease of use
Very little downtime
Perma destroys excess coins
Burns 20% yr to reduce inflation
7,760% 2017 gained
Excessive fees
Can't trade in pennies
Bribe to get listed
Under investigation
Trade bots
Lacks regulation
-29.50% 2018 lost

Demand: Several times in 2018 they were maxed out. High

Supply: Went down a few times from high usage. Medium

Interest: Continues to draw in new users. Medium

Summary: While I liked their ease of access. While most of the exchanges wanting my driver's license, other personal data. I was able to walk right into Binance. Their ridiculous fees was my only complaint. The back door shenanigans with alt coin listings don't help. Risk, Long Term

Company: NEM Founder, President: Lon Wong

Average Wages: Unknown

Staff Size: 119 Source

Operating Costs: Unknown

Revenue: $3,000,000 CEO? Source

Pros $.003 to $0.90

Cons $1.04 to $0.06

Encrypted messages
No coin inflation
Works on IOS, Android
Decentralized
Interest based
29,900% 2017 gained
'Hacked' -$400m
Slow growth
May be left for dead
Questionable ownership
Can withhold coins
-94.23% 2018 lost

Demand: It's used on the regular in Japan's exchanges. Medium

Supply: Plenty, even though they destroyed a chunk. High

Interest: Consumer desire waned over 2018. Low

Summary:If I hear revolutionary one more time... Another shady coin company that doesn't do what crypto is supposed to do. The 'hacks' hurt their image. NEM did virtually nothing in 2018 to repair it. They emerge a few times to drown out the negative news with recent BS advancements. Avoid


For new companies, private companies. They reserve the right to not post their wages, revenue, etc. With that said, you should see that lack of information as a red flag. 99.99% of crypto companies were bad investments, remain bad investments. I worked partially for Dash, Ubiq, and Decred. Bear that in mind. While there is vital info in here. These exist as examples for note taking. You should embark on your own research.

Summary: I was not impressed by any of these crypto companies. The best ones will likely get gutted by more savvy, efficient businesses. Someone is going to come in later. Most have poor advertising. Even if they do launch, no one will use their coins. Because their brand is oatmeal. Dull in the eyes of the public. Even with progress, it's just too slow! You'd think they are trying to cure cancer, rather than a simple encryption, transaction app. They could learn a lot from Pay Pal's launch. Then there's the shit coins. So little is known about them. People misplace review with overview. Where's the revenue reports? Where's the company debt? How about a list of all their milestones, and what those did on the market? Instead it's the same song and dance. Stellar or Ripple, etc makes a 'big' announcement. The coin pumps. Then they disappear for 3-6 months. Rinse repeat. The more oblivious YT channels state, "In this time period they grew." No, they didn't! That was January 3rd 2018. Everything pumped in that time span. I'm not surprised over 2,000 coin companies are now dead. The internet in 2018 needs higher standards for reporting data, facts, results. To all crypto CEOs, "You can't just say the right things. You have to produce them." To those who actually do effective reporting I thank you. There needs to be more of it. -Jonathan Murphy