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Introducing Token Metrics

We want to introduce you to the cutting-edge crypto analytics platform we spent millions and two years of our life creating.  

Now, those millions didn’t just come out of nowhere. We made it by investing in Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs).  

In fact, we became very well known for it.  

But we became even more well known for giving away our entire investment strategy in a spreadsheet for free.  

You see, we don’t believe access to life-changing investment platforms should be restricted. We believe in changing the status quo. We are also a firm believer in the success of cryptocurrencies.

That’s why we're opening up Token Metrics, our million dollar cutting-edge crypto investing platform to the first 1,000 subscribers.  

But we’ll get to that in just a minute.  

First, we want to tell you why we dedicated so much time and money into creating this platform.  

So to go back to the story.  

Thanks to the ICO spreadsheet, we were able to find hidden gems like WaBi, ICON, Dragonchain, Power Ledger, Loom Network, PundiX, and more.

ICON and WaBI made us go viral in the crypto world. Our CEO, Ian Balina's $20,000 investment in ICON turned into more than $2 million in just four months.  

It delivered a 100x return during the December 2017 crypto-mania. But not just that, WaBi also delivered another 100X+ return on investment, and Dragonchain delivered an 80X return on investment.  

Our spreadsheet helped us get three 80x or more returns in the same month, which was unheard of in the crypto world. Overnight, Ian Balina became one of the biggest names in crypto. 

Pretty soon, he was doing regular interviews with Forbes, CNBC, The Today Show, The Telegraph… you name it.

At it speak, one million unique people were using our spreadsheet every month to make better crypto investments, which was fantastic.  

But the system we created wasn’t built to handle millions of users, and eventually, we had to take it down because it couldn’t scale.  

However, after seeing the power of that spreadsheet, we knew what we had to do next.  

We set about creating not just a spreadsheet but building an application that would help people make money.  

Over the last two years, we've poured everything we have into this project.  

And we’ve brought on some of the top names in investing—and more importantly –machine learning, to get it off the ground.  

We wanted to ensure that this is the single best crypto analytics platform available anywhere—at any price.  

But we also wanted to make sure it is accessible to everyone — even those on a very tight budget. 

The State of Crypto

We suspect if you’re here, you’re also a believer in cryptocurrency.

We know there are two types of people in the world, people who want to invest now, and people who want to invest later.  

Today people are working multiple jobs because, since 2008, the current financial system is failing people.  

The world’s monetary system is entirely unpredictable.  

China wants to take over blockchain and challenge the US dollar as a reserve currency.  

Fiscal debt has doubled since 2008, while wages have not increased since 2008.  

There’s $250 trillion in worldwide debt, $15 trillion of which is negative yield debt compared to the $200 billion in 2014.

From the American Federal Reserve bank cutting interest rates twice to Hong Kong entering its first recession in over a decade due to protests, the world’s economies are signaling a possible global recession. Ray Dalio of Bridgewater, the world’s biggest hedge fund, expresses his concerns that since 2008, the US has printed $15 trillion to buy stocks propping up the equities markets; this made the rich even richer as the top 1% have as much money as the bottom 90% combined. The legacy financial systems are facing long term challenges that will be hard to fix. A lot of those systems will crumble, and chaos will ensue.

Wall Street Journal - Ray Dalio and Bridgewater Bearish Bet

When titans fall, newcomers swoop in to replace them.  

And lots of money is made by those who are early in seeing the opportunity.  

We believe that crypto is the future.  

We believe crypto will save people by giving them a free market again.  

Our friend and one of the first people involved in crypto, Charlie Shrem, says all you need is five bitcoin, and you will never have to work again.  

We believe Charlie is right; bitcoin is poised to come out on top after climbing the ladder of chaos happening in the global markets.  

It is incredibly important that you diversify your portfolio and hold some cryptocurrency so in case this scenario plays out you will not lose your wealth.  

In the late 1990s, everyone started investing in internet stocks, and in 2001, the dotcom bubble popped.  

People were irrationally exuberant back in that time exactly how they were in 2017 with cryptocurrencies.

After the bubble popped, the real internet companies that had true visions and use cases had tremendous returns.  

For example, if you invested in Amazon in 2002 after the bubble popped, you would have seen your shares go from $5 to $1770 almost 300 times return.  

Or if you invested in Netflix, it went from $0.50 to $290, almost 600 times return. 

We believe the same will happen with crypto.  

Compare that to the non disruptive technology investments if you just invested in the Nasdaq composite after the bubble popped in 2002 it went from $1,100 to $8,500 a mere 7x return and that includes the internet juggernauts.

At Token Metrics, we see an incredible opportunity to use our knowledge in the field to create something that will help our users to invest in these companies that are going to change the future.  

Token Metrics allows you to take advantage of the crypto revolution that is in progress and the AI revolution that is coming. 

The best of both worlds.  

When bitcoin started going from $3K to $14K in 2019, did you have a fear of missing out (FOMO)?  

Did you FOMO into investments at the top of the crypto market in 2017. 

With the Token Metrics platform, you will not have to worry about your emotions dictating how you invest. 

We are here to help you navigate through investing in crypto!  

What we offer is both unique and complete. 

Monetary and fiscal policy is going to force people into all these assets.  

We provide a new type and style of investing that mirrors what big Wall Street firms like Vanguard and Goldman Sachs created in the 1970s and 1980s. We like to call this Wall Street 3.0, but for the people.

If you want to profit from crypto and AI, this is the one-stop-shop.  

We have built on top of our previous spreadsheet by adding many different data points that will help value cryptocurrencies.  

Robo-advisers used by Wealthfront and Betterment and our competition will not be capable of competing with us.  

They are not going to be able to accurately price different cryptocurrencies because they do not know what drives the value of crypto as it is an entirely different asset class. 

It derives its value differently.  

Our vision is to also develop a Token Metrics licensed investment adviser platform eventually.  

That’s why our CEO, Ian Balina, took and passed the Series 65 Investment Adviser exam in 2019.  

We’re actively working on this and will keep you updated when we finish the registration process with the US Securities and Exchange Commission to become a registered investment adviser.  

We want to build a platform where you can put your crypto or your money, and our machine learning robo-adviser will invest for you based on hundreds of metrics.  

We’ve started with the first step, a crypto analytics platform.

How We Learned the Data-Driven Investment Approach That Made Ordinary Crypto Investors Millionaires 

Ian Balina, Founder and CEO of Token Metrics

Now coming back to our spreadsheet, the reason it became so popular was because of our unique approach.  

Unlike many big-name crypto investors, we didn’t start as financial advisers or fund managers.

Ian Balina's background isn’t in finance at all. It’s in computer engineering and software development.  

For four years, he worked at IBM as a Technical Sales Engineer and Sales Executive under the IBM Analytics brand.  

His specific expertise was in IBM Watson Analytics, a machine learning analytics platform for business users.

Ian helped educate Fortune 500 customers like Staples, Macy’s, Delta, and EY on how to leverage machine learning in the line of business.  

He even got featured in the Wall Street Journal’s private newsletter, for using IBM Watson Analytics to predict his March Madness college basketball bracket.  

But one of the most significant moments in his analytics career was winning the IBM Hundred Percent Club award on his very first year at the job!  

IBM gives this distinguished award to its best sales executives and technical sales engineers around the world that not only achieved more than 100% sales quota but also helped deliver the most value to IBM’s Fortune 500 clients.  

Ian was one of IBM’s best experts around the world in IBM Watson Analytics, it was the evolution of IBM’s Deep Blue supercomputer that famously beat Garry Kasparov at chess in 1997.  

Something that up until then was considered impossible by many.  

Watson gained much publicity for beating the two best Jeopardy players of all time and winning the show’s $1 million jackpot in 2011.  

After that, “big data” was firmly on the map.  

Watson became Watson Analytics. A cloud-based supercomputer that harnessed machine learning to discover patterns and insights in data.  

And that’s what Ian worked on while at IBM.  

This knowledge is what we brought to crypto investing.  

Taking Crypto Investing Mainstream 

We adopted a data-driven “Moneyball approach” to ICO investing, which would eventually make us, and some who followed it, crypto millionaires.  

But during the process, we did something that shocked everyone.  

We not only recorded the one hour-long YouTube video introducing people to ICOs pictured above, but also regularly hosted two live streams a week, which can still be viewed on Youtube to this day.

Lasting anywhere from two to three hours, we shared and documented our research process while answering our subscriber's questions.  

We learned from that experience that a system is needed to avoid the pitfalls of irrational exuberance and emotional FOMO that sets up investors for big losses.  

Along with the video, we gave viewers free access to our spreadsheet, which formed the backbone of our entire approach.  

It didn’t look particularly flashy, as you can see in the picture below. But it did work—incredibly well.

That video we recorded about ICO-s went viral with over 350,000 views on Youtube and became known as “the bible of ICO investing.”  

Over the next year, many people credited our spreadsheet and crypto investment approach with making them millionaires.  

But not everyone was happy about what we did.  

People thought It was ridiculous to give away such valuable information for free.  

Those people think it takes away their returns. 

And they don’t believe ordinary people should have access to that kind of powerful information.  

We believe the opposite.  

We believe that sharing information and teaching people creates more significant returns for everyone. 

And we're sure the many millionaires our original spreadsheet created would back us up on that.  

That’s why we recorded that YouTube video in the first place.  

And that’s why we made our spreadsheet available for free.  

The platform we're introducing to you today is the new evolution of our original millionaire-making spreadsheet.  

With an increased budget and a dedicated team, we’ve been able to amass all the resources we need to build the ultimate crypto analytics platform.  

Just like the supercomputer Deep Blue eventually evolved into the much more powerful in Watson, our spreadsheet has evolved into something much more powerful, too, TokenMetrics.com.  

And we think it’s about time we told you all about it.

The Only Platform You’ll Ever Need to Make Money in Crypto

Token Metrics is a crypto investment website that merges human capital, data, and machine learning to rate cryptocurrencies.  

It’s far more than just a tool. It’s an entire platform.  

It’s designed to be the only platform you’ll ever need to make money in crypto.  

Ian has channeled everything learned about machine learning, big data, and pattern recognition while working on IBM’s Watson Analytics, our three years investing in cryptocurrencies, and funneled it all into Token Metrics.  

We've also learned from all our mistakes and failed investments.

Token Metrics has:

  • In-depth ratings, analysis, and code reviews for the top 100 cryptocurrencies by market cap so you know which ones are scams and which ones are undervalued.  
  • Real-time technical analysis indicators and signals for the top 100 cryptocurrencies by market cap, telling you which cryptos we’re bullish and bearish on, based on movements in the token price.  
  • Back tested 30-day price predictions for the top 100 cryptocurrencies by market cap, powered by deep machine learning. We also tell you how accurate our models have been for the last twelve months, for full transparency.  
  • Industry-leading IEO reviews, so you know what the best upcoming cryptocurrencies are before they start trading on exchanges.  
  • Bi-weekly private investor webinars with the Token Metrics team, so you know exactly what we’re thinking trading and investment wise.  
  • Early access to investment ratings before they are made public, so you can get a head start over the rest of the crypto market.  
  • Join our exclusive private global investor network and make global connections with professional investors from all over the world.  
  • Complete portfolio tracking with risk metrics, so you know how balanced your portfolio is and if it’s the most optimum portfolio.  
  • With more features in the pipeline—including a DAICO, which is a milestone-based investment platform and a US-Compliant robo-adviser (fully automated trading and active portfolio management and rebalancing). 

And all of our data and analysis is continuously improving every day, as the machine learning evolves.  

Using Token Metrics, you can build and manage a custom portfolio that leverages machine learning without the need for any programming knowledge of your own.  

But of course, you’ll have access to the data for yourself and contact with our team. You’ll be the one in control.  

And if you’re among the first 1,000 people to subscribe to the Token Metric’s HODLer, Investor, or Professional plans today, you can get a full year’s subscription for 50% off.  

We’ll let you know how to do that—and the different levels of membership we offer—in just a minute.  

First, we want to show you why a data-driven approach is so important when it comes to crypto investing.

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With Token Metrics, You Can Harness The Power Of Machine Learning To Make Money In All Market Conditions 

Quant trading has ruled the traditional investment markets for some time. But it’s only recently made waves in crypto trading.  

Our original spreadsheet was a basic form of quant trading. It used mathematical and statistical models to analyze crypto investments.  

However, the crypto market has shifted dramatically according to PwC! The only crypto funds that made money in 2018 were quant funds.  

How are retail investors supposed to compete with quant funds? Especially if they’re not machine learning developers?  

That’s one of the problems we’re planning to solve.  

Token Metrics puts the full power of quant trading at your fingertips.  

Developing the algorithms used in Token Metrics’ quant systems was not easy or cheap.  

As we said, we’ve been working on this for more than two years, and put millions of dollars of our own money into the research, development, and experimentation of everything in our crypto investing career that’s led to the creation of Token Metrics.  

But we think the cost and the effort were well worth it.  

We're confident Token Metrics is going to help make many of its early subscribers enough money to retire on.  

We realize that’s a big claim. But we have data on our side.  

And more than that, we have the power of machine learning.

Token Metrics sits at the intersection of human capital, data, and machine learning 

Remember the story about IBM’s Deep Blue supercomputer beating chess world champion Gary Kasparov?  

Well, there’s a bit more to that story, which shows just how powerful machine learning has become.  

You see, IBM started working on a supercomputer to beat the chess world champion back in 1985.  

It took a full 12 years of development, and numerous defeats, before Deep Blue eventually beat Kasparov in 1997.  

But the thing about Deep Blue was, it wasn’t really “intelligent” at all.  

It needed to be fed unlimited data about the previous human vs. human matches to learn how to win.  

Even Google’s world-beating AlphaGo program, which became the best Go player on the planet in 2015, worked in the same way.  

It couldn’t learn for itself. It had to be spoon-fed by humans.  

Then in 2017, everything changed.  

In 2017, Google’s DeepMind released AlphaGo Zero.  

This new software taught itself to be the best Go player that had ever existed in just three days through what’s known as reinforcement learning using neural networks.  

Such systems “learn” to perform tasks by considering examples, generally without being programmed with task-specific rules.  

After three days, it was able to beat the original AlphaGo program by 100 games to 0.  

And it did it all without any human input, and without being fed any datasets.  

It merely played against itself, and learned along the way, getting better and better with each passing second.  

That is the real power of machine learning. And it is only now beginning to be realized.  

The Token Metrics platform uses deep learning neural networks to continually improve our underlying cryptocurrency rating algorithms the same way Google did with AlphaGo.  

The more valuable data we feed it the smarter it gets and we here at Token Metrics have worked out incredibly valuable data points throughout the years to feed it!  

We’re currently leveraging genetic algorithms in our machine learning models.  

Now stay with us here, it's going to get a bit technical!  

A genetic algorithm is an algorithmic search process that is inspired by Charles Darwin’s theory of natural evolution.  

This algorithm reflects the process of natural selection, where the fittest individuals are chosen for reproduction to produce the healthiest offspring in future generations.  

The process of natural selection starts with the selection of the fittest individuals from a population.  

They produce offspring which inherit the characteristics of the parents and become part of the next generation.  

If the parents had the best fitness in the last generation, their offspring will have better fitness than the parents and have a better chance of surviving.  

This process keeps on iterating, and in the end, we settle upon a generation with the fittest individuals.  

In addition to applying genetic algorithms to crypto, we’re exploring using particle-swarm optimization algorithms to crypto as well.  

Particle Swarm Optimization belongs to the field of Swarm Intelligence and Collective Intelligence.  

Particle Swarm Optimization comes from the social foraging behavior of some animals, such as the flocking behavior of birds and the schooling behavior of fish.

Aagam Jain, Machine Learning Engineer

We've brought on machine learning experts to transform crypto investing

Aagam Jain, Machine Learning Engineer


Machine learning is going to be paramount to the success of Token Metrics, and that’s why we’ve put together a strong data science team, that includes with Aagam Jain, a machine learning engineer.

Aagam is world renown for his performance in machine learning competitions.

He also makes sure our reinforcement algorithms are working smoothly.  

The way that our algorithms work is that we start with our experience of investing in hundreds of cryptocurrencies in the last three years.  

We score our performance as a benchmark.  

We then create an initial random population of 100 algorithms. Think of this as having 100 brothers and sisters.  

We test the accuracy of those 100 algorithms and declare winners.  

The winners being the models that had the highest accuracy in predictions that led to better investment performance.  

We then take the winning models, whether our expert opinion, or those from the initial random population, and create a second generation of another 100 algorithms, which we can call the offspring.

In other words, the best winning models create 100 new models inspired by the fittest models, just like with evolutionary natural selection.  

Token Metrics creates over 500 generations a day.  

Every single day.  

That's 500 multiplied by 100 children equating to 50,000 total models created a day to find the most optimum models.  

And that’s just for fundamental analysis.  

We do the same thing for technical analysis, technology and code reviews, as well as our final grades.  

That amounts to 200,000 total models a day across those four segments.  

That’s a ton of data, and that’s just for one single cryptocurrency.  

We replicate this for ALL other cryptocurrencies out there!  

That means we run 20 million models a day combined for the 100 cryptocurrencies we have in our system at the moment, and those numbers are growing with each new cryptocurrency we add.  

We don’t think anyone in crypto has done anything like this, at this scale, and made it available to the public!  

Our platform never stops trying to optimize towards a better performing model.  

The very next day, we continue the process, with the best performing model from yesterday.  

Imagine how smart these models will get after every day.  

We do not believe in a one-size-fits-all machine learning model.  

That’s why we create unique machine learning models for every cryptocurrency because we examine every individualized data point, no stone left unturned.  

This is similar to Charles Darwin’s natural selection.  

Over several generations mother nature selects the strongest traits in a species.  

This leads to drastic physical changes and gives species things like quills on a porcupine or thumbs on humans.  

This could take hundreds of years, our algorithms allow us to recognize and achieve these drastic changes to our models overnight.  

Humans cannot compete with this firepower and this is why AI is the future.  

Humans have no way to learn from that many mistakes.  

Humans make 5,000 trades over the course of 5 years and adjust and learn based on these.  

If your phone can recognize your face and understand who you are, why can’t machines recognize the price movement in charts or the data points that matter in selecting a cryptocurrency?  

AI is inevitably a better problem solver than us.  

Our job is going to be to define the problem at Token Metrics then our machine learning models will solve it.  

So with Token Metrics, you get the benefits of quant trading and the constant improvement of machine learning, all in one platform. Without having to be a developer!  

That’s why Token Metrics is the only platform you’ll ever need to make profits in crypto.  

It will always be working hard 24/7 for your assets, every second of every minute of every day.  

But it’s not just about trading.  

As we're sure you know, over the long term, asset selection also plays a significant role.  

Buy and hold for the right time frame can produce truly momentous returns.  

With Token Metrics, you get the fast profits of trading with the slow, oversized profits of buy and hold.

People want to be invested in crypto, but most people don’t want to think about it or deal with the volatility

Actively day trading is not suitable for most people.  

Passive investing or buy and hold is not the solution because crypto is a very volatile market.  

Passive investing with active portfolio management is a much better option, in our opinion.  

In other words, buy and hold with regular portfolio rebalancing done based on bullish and bearish signals of cryptocurrency.  

This can be automated with a crypto investment platform that leverages human capital and experience with data and machine learning.  

In the future, we want to build functionality into Token Metrics that lets you choose how often you rebalance your portfolio based on your investor profile and investment goals.  

We currently create and back-test individual models for token ratings, using the following:

  • Fundamental analysis.
  • Technology and code reviews
  • Technical Analysis.
  • 30-day price predictions
  • Overall token grade

Our back-testing algorithm uses 74 data points and is continually improving, thanks to machine learning.  

We'll tell you when a particular crypto has changed from bullish to bearish, and you can choose whether to trade in or out of it for yourself.  

Or down the line, in future versions, you could have our algorithms do all the rebalancing for you on a weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annual basis.  

And of course, you’ll have access to all the reports and analysis for yourself, too.  

Token Metrics is far more than a “black box” trading system.  

We know how important it is to be able to see all the data for yourself—that’s half the fun of crypto investing.  

We built our reputation on transparency, and Token Metrics is no different.  

All our machine learning model back-tests are available for users to view, keeping all of us honest and continuously in search of better returns.  

And speaking of data…  

You’ll get access to our IEO ratings, rankings, and reviews long before we release them to the public.  

ICOs were what got many of us into crypto investing in the first place.  

Just like with the evolution of the spreadsheet, the way we rank ICOs and IEOs has evolved, too.

We brought Sam Monac on as Token Metrics’ Head of Research. 

He used to work at Liberty Mutual which is an American diversified global insurer. 

It´s the third largest casualty and property insurer in the United States.  

Even if you haven’t heard of Sam Monac before, you’ve likely seen his results.  

We believe that our team’s research has been used by the world biggest cryptocurrency exchange Binance and several other exchanges to pick many of their own IEOs.  

For reference we discovered and shared with our private investor network, Matic Network, Harmony, and Elrond, over a year before their public IEOs.

Sam Monac, Head of Research

Imagine if you had an opportunity to invest in all of those projects before they had their IEOs on Binance?  

And as a Token Metrics subscriber, you can get exclusive access to our IEO ratings, rankings, and reviews—long before we release them to the public.  

We’ll rank IEOs on a fundamental and a technical level, giving both scores from zero to a hundred.  

Our fundamental analysis has many metrics, including:

  • The network’s consensus mechanism
  • Token supply
  • Decentralization 
  • Team members
  • How long the company has been operational
  • The strength of the project’s whitepaper
  • Existing customers and users
  • Reputable early investors
  • And competition  

The technology and Github source code reviews go even deeper into the workings of the project.  

Paresh Masani, our CTO and former IT Executive at Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan, leads our technology research.  

All our results made consumable as exclusive written reports and videos that only our subscribers can access.  

It’s no secret that getting this kind of crucial information early-on can give you a huge advantage when it comes to investing in an IEO.  

That’s why you’re investing in an IEO in the first place—getting in early before the price possibly shoots up. 

Exclusive Private Investor Telegram Group And Bi-weekly Webinars With The Token Metrics Team

Being a successful investor comes down to having excellent information and connections!  

That’s why, when you subscribe to Token Metrics, you’ll also get exclusive access to our private investor Telegram group.  

In here, you’ll be able to talk with our analysts and researchers directly, in real-time. Our CEO, Ian Balina, will also be a regular on the group, so you’ll have a direct line to him, as well.  

We’ll also hold bi-weekly webinars, that’s two webinars a month, which we don’t intend to release to the public.  

These webinars are where you’ll get the best information on our upcoming analysis, research, and token reviews.  

You’ll also get a more in-depth look at our crypto market analysis and have a far better chance of connecting with the right people to invest early.  

And then you’ll be able to discuss the webinars in our private Telegram group as well.  

If you buy our product now, you will get access to Token Metrics at a huge lifetime discount because we’re still actively building the platform, and expect to add even more machine learning and robo-adviser functionality next year.