Navigating the world of cryptocurrencies, ICOs, and blockchain companies can be a wild ride. And it sure does get bumpy.
Even after the staggering rise of cryptocurrencies in 2017, the market is still in its early stages. Valuations are often poorly understood and subject to manipulation and volatility. Investments are largely driven by cycles of hysteria and mania (you already know about FOMO and FUD).
What investors need are the right tools to make smarter decisions in the crypto markets. That’s where XResearch—the world’s first decentralized crypto, blockchain, and ICO investment research firm—enters the picture.
Why XResearch is the first firm of its kind
For investors looking to diversify their holdings with cryptocurrencies or blockchain companies, a lack of independent financial analysis makes it difficult to make informed decisions.
Most investors have no choice but to simply buy low and sell high or HODL coins from the projects they believe in. Given how volatile the crypto markets can be, these are not necessarily great options.
The problem is that there is no source of truth for the crypto market. While there are lots of experts with solid advice (once you get past the paid promoters and potential fraudsters), they don’t offer real-time analysis or professional research that empowers you to make better decisions.
As a decentralized blockchain, cryptocurrency, and token investment research firm for investors worldwide, our platform has been built from the ground up for anyone interested in the crypto markets.
There will be a public facing website that focuses on independent and crowdsourced research (think a cross between CoinDesk and SeekingAlpha) and a members-only website for XResearch token holders.
Crypto-specific research that anyone can read
Anyone will be able to visit the free XResearch website and read up on the cryptocurrencies, ICOs, and blockchain startups they are interested in learning more about. Advertising revenue from this public site will go towards our development costs.
XResearch will hire an editorial team to create, publish, and distribute high-quality research on this website and across our social media channels. The website will include market quotes, indices, market heat maps, videos, and an event calendar. We will also be crowdsourcing content from our own XRES token holder contributors (more on this below).
Visitors to our free website can also sign up to our email newsletter to receive updates on our progress as a company, including how far along we are on our roadmap.
Anyone who wishes to have access to more in-depth research from the world-class XResearch team and verified contributors must become a paying subscriber.
Members-only site for serious investors
Paid subscribers are XRES token holders who have access to our members-only site and dashboard. They can enjoy real-time research and 24/7 data feeds. Payment is made with XRES or other approved cryptocurrencies, like ETH. Fiat payments will also be accepted.
The members-only site comes with three tiers of service:
- Tier 1: Receive ICO research directly from the core XResearch team, including commentary and research on cryptocurrencies, ICOs, and blockchain companies. You can access this in-depth research in your member portal through encrypted messaging and use our interactive charting tools. You can also become a validating node in our network (read more about what this means here).
- Tier 2: Receive everything in Tier 1, as well as long-form proprietary research from the core XResearch team. Set your own news and price alerts. Link your trading activity across crypto exchanges, giving you an immutable record of your trades. Enjoy access to our publication portal, where you can contribute* your own content. Contributed content will be ranked based on traditional traffic and engagement metrics.
*Contributors can apply to become verified contributors and can begin charging a subscription fee for their independent research, just like the core XResearch team.
- Tier 3: For institutional, B2B clients. Receive everything in Tier 1 and 2. Order bespoke, customized research or consulting and advisory services directly from the core XResearch team. Fund managers will have access to our training and portfolio management tools as well.
XResearch aims to behave like a public company, so we will be 100% transparent with our token holders and tread them like shareholders.
That’s why all XRES token holders, in aggregate, will have 5% of the equity in the company. They will also have access to quarterly independent audits of our business operations, which will be conducted by a third-party firm.
You can read more about the vision and roadmap of XResearch in our whitepaper.
This isn’t our first rodeo
XResearch aims to eliminate the guesswork and give you more confidence in your investment decisions. In order to accomplish this goal, we’ve brought together some of the best and brightest minds in investment research, finance, and blockchain technology.
With over 30 years of experience (each) at institutions like PIMCO, Morgan Stanley, Citibank, Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch, Bear Stearns, and other financial institutions around the world, our founding members and advisors have organized and structured financial firms, led national research departments, run billion-dollar hedge funds, started (and sold) public companies, and advised dozens of ICOs, including Bankex, XTRD, and BABB.
As a decentralized, blockchain-powered investment research firm, we intend to create a platform that instills investor confidence and enables folks to make more effective decisions by leveraging powerful research, data, and tools.
But we also want to attract, identify, and empower the best investment research talent around the globe, which is why we’re giving our subscribers the power to contribute (and get paid for) their own research.
The best investment research talent under one roof
For too long, professional investment research has been restricted to big banks and wealthy hedge fund managers. In the 21st century, we believe that the average investor around the world is entitled to better research than what they can find in online forums and speculative websites.
XResearch seeks to become the most reliable source of accurate, timely information for all things crypto. We plan to achieve this by building a transparent, crypto-specific investment research economy that empowers XRES token holders to participate and profit from the information economy.
If you’d like to find out more, please visit our website at www.xres.io.