A research made by ICO advisory firm Statis Group discovered that more than 80% of initial coin offerings (ICOs) in 2017 were scams. The study considered their lifecycle from the very beginning to the maturest phase of trading.
“Over 70 percent of ICO funding (by $ volume) to-date went to higher quality projects, although over 80 percent of projects (by # share) were identified as scams,” the study says. Furthermore, 4% of ICOs failed, and 3% had gone dead. By “dead” the researchers imply ICOs that are “not listed on exchanges for trading and has not had a code contribution in Github on a rolling three-month basis from that point in time.” read more