The Icon foundation launched their Ether based ICO in October 2017 quickly worked it’s way up to position 25 on Coin Market Cap. Based in South Korea, their advisors include Canadian business executive Don Tapscott and American Crowdfunding organiser Jason Best.
Icon wants to provide a platform that brings together financial, security, insurance, healthcare, education and commerce industries. Pretty ambitious right? They plan to use their loopchain technology to allow various blockchains to interact with each other via smart contracts.
Historically altcoin price fluctuations had a positive correlation with bitcoin price movements. This meant that if bitcoin price increased, you would soon expect the altcoin prices to increase, but recently bitcoin price and altcoin prices seem to be independent. Factors that drive price of an altcoin are interest around the altcoin, if there is an upgrade coming up, listing on prominent and trusted crypto exchanges and new partnerships formed by the altcoin.
Altcoin adoption has a major role in positive price increases, adoption is hugely influenced by the use cases of the coin. Spreading of FUD by media, negative press from influential people, banning of crypto by certain countries (regulation) and hacking of altcoin and exchange platforms has a negative effect on altcoin prices.
Icon can be bought via conversion on our marketplace. This means you can buy ICX with ZAR, EUR, NGN, GBP, AUD and many more. Supporting 25 countries, ICX can be bought using the most convenient local payment method; including bank transfers, PayPal, TransferWise, supported fiat deposits, direct deposits and M-Pesa. Credit card payments are coming soon.
Icon can be sold for BTC or other cryptocurrencies via the Coindirect conversion service. If you are located in one of our other 24 supported countries, you can instantly sell your ICX by selecting the best buy offer from vendors in your country or you can set up a sell offer on our marketplace if it's one of our major supported currencies.