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Opportunities:Cryptocurrency exchanges that provide fiat on-ramp is a lot more difficult to operate than crypto-to-crypto exchanges due to regulation and compliance. Globitex is able to accept fiat deposit, which makes it stand out among most other cryptocurrency exchanges.Globitex is looking to provide much more than just cryptocurrency trading. Products including money markets, repo, futures, swaps, and options are tools that are used heavily by institutional investors. This is another way Globitex can differentiate against the competition.There is a burning mechanism for the token supply, so the token price can appreciate even if the value of the tokens as a whole do not increase.
Concerns:As with other tokens issued by exchanges, GBX token will most likely only going to be listed on the Globitex exchange and will not be supported by other exchanges.
Conclusion:Overall, we like both the short- and long-term potential of this ICO. Our thoughts of the tokens for short term and long term are as follows:For short-term holding:Good. Despite the recent market environment, we believe that the project is solid with a strong team. The low cap makes it much more compelling.The market currently places a high valuation to exchange token. Even the token of Bibox, the 30th biggest cryptocurrency exchange, have a market cap of $120 million. For long-term holding:Good. Globitex’s vision is ambitious and the team has a clear pathway to make it stand out among the competition. If the exchange becomes successful, the potential upside is substantial, especially considering the low market valuation to begin with.
Digital currency operators and Bitcoin exchanges are the most common targets of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks according to a report titled “Q3 2017 Global DDoS Threat Landscape.” The highest risk factor for small exchanges is security breach that could result in a loss of funds. The main risk for the product in the EU is that virtual currency exchange platforms and custodian wallet providers will be added to the list of obliged entities within the scope of the EU money laundering or terrorist financing directives. Also, Globitex product should comply with the upcoming MIFID II regulations in EU which obliges OTF operators to provide pre-trade and post-trade transparency. The roadmap is not clearly given in WP. The provided product development description only highlights the stages is not detailed.
The team does not explain how the exact fee level will be calculated. Therefore, the commercial viability of the platform is not clear. The business model relies on the assumption of high demand and large amount of transactions that might not held due to significant number of already operating cryptocurrency exchanges. The Hard Cap valuation of Globitex is $15M and is 2X larger than the median US software companies seed stage post-money valuation. Globitex does not provide any financial forecasts or assumptions for their growth. Globitex team does not provide the split of anticipated expenditures.
CTO of Globitex – Maris Kaneps – has 10+ years’ experience in managing IT development. However, the field of specialization cannot be verified and thus might not be relevant. As the company will operate in the area of financial transactions, it is strongly recommended for the project to have experts in the area of IT security. The IT Security expert of Globitex – Pierre Roberge – is not employed at the company and develops EdTech Stratup for kids, according to linkedin. What is more, the whole team is spread around the globe according to Linkedin. That is why robust development of the project might be at risk.
Globitex leaves a pleasant impression. The white paper of the project is detailed and clear, the team is competently structured, the blog on Medium displays up-to-date information and the Bounty campaign is already launched.In general, we consider Globitex to have a good potential in the modern market.
Put simply, Globitex is one of the sturdiest Bitcoin exchange platforms which is creating an impactful transformation by enabling institutional-grade Bitcoin trading. As an ICO, Globitex becomes suitable to invest in if you want the crypto project to be backed by a solid team of experts rather than a loosely knit organization. In short, this crypto exchange seems to be a great example of a centralized architecture that is simultaneously adding tremendous value to blockchain technology.
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