Crowd Machine (CMCT) ICO Review

Conor Maloney

Crowd Machine is a project aimed at disrupting and enhancing the decentralized app (DApp) industry. CM plans to launch the first ever DAPP marketplace and enable developers to build and release DApps up to 45 times faster than current capabilities. The project is creating a intelligent decentralized cloud called Crowd Computer by harnessing the excess processing power of the many devices of users joining the project around the world, including mobile, laptop, tablet, and desktop devices with plans to include IoT devices in the future.

The Crowd Computer will use these devices to host DApps and execute smart contracts throughout the network. CM uses DApp creation technology to allow users to create new blockchains, apps, and source code without needing to code anything. The process is automated and uses templates on a ‘drag and drop’ interface, and the apps can be released to crowd share to be monetized online. Developers can use the Crowd App Suite to create ‘Patterns’ or templates which they can upload and monetize for each time they are used to create new apps. The project is blockchain agnostic, meaning DApps will not be limited to functioning on only one blockchain such as Ethereum and developers can migrate their app from one blockchain to another.

Why Does it Need a Blockchain?

The nature of the Crowd Machine project is that it will be dealing with blockchain products, and the project team claim furthering the global adoption of blockchain as one of the project goals. Decentralized app developers can use the Crowd Machine interface to create new apps to be launched on the marketplace, and the CMTC token is required for all stages of this process. The Crowd App Suite allows developers to create and monetize Patterns for DApps which can be launched on any blockchain and migrated between blockchains.

The CMTC token itself, however, will operate on the Ethereum blockchain - Crowd Machine is built to utilize any blockchain but will not require or use a blockchain to operate the network.

Core Team

Craig Sproule - CEO and Founder

Craig Sproule is a systems engineer and was CEO of Metavine and Softworks Group software companies before founding Crowd Machine. Sproule is responsible for product management, financial management, overseas marketing and strategic technical programs as well as other day-to-day business admin tasks.

Kurt Pfluger - CSO

Pfluger has been the CEO and founder of four different companies including 4DS Memory Limited and Big Wave Technologies Inc. prior to his current role, all for what he describes as breakthrough technology companies. He handles community development an Crowd Machine strategic partnerships.

Ben Gorlick - CTO

Gorlick is a product architect and Bitcoin and blockchain expert, and co-founded PeerNova which dealt in mining and blockchain financial applications.  As CTO for Crowd Machine he handles Crowd Computer architecture and development.

James Duchenne - COO

Duchenne is the co-founder of Sutton Stone, a venture building and investment network dewaling in cryptocurrency, and Vaults Markets, a trading platform on the Ethereum network. He is a Mauritius Honorable Representative in the US for blockchain initiatives and a Legal Practitioner of the High Court of Australia.

Tokenomics and ICO Sale

The token is an ERC20 token called CMTC. The price will be determined based on the overall amount invested.

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App owners will use CMTC tokens to pay for the usage of their app on the Crowd Computer. The tokens will also reward node operators on the network for contributing their resources, and developers will be rewarded in CMTC for their software being executed on the network. 

Donations will be accepted in Ether, Bitcoin, and fiat currencies. 80% of the tokens will be allocated to investors, and the remaining 20% will be allocated to the team.

The team has not released how they will be using the ICO proceeds specifically, stating that they will be allocated to CM products, developer community, sales and marketing, product and community support, and other business proceeds.

The tokens will be divided into 5 lots as follows:

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Total supply: 2 billion
Ticker: CMTC
Soft cap: $30,000,000
Hard cap:  N/A

There was a private sale with a minimum investment of $100,000 USD which is now closed. The public sale was scheduled for 28 April but has been postponed with no date set as of yet. Tokens will be received within 4 hours of the close of sale.

Citizens of North Korea, Cuba, Iran, Lebanon, Syria, Sudan, Libya, and Somalia are unable to invest in this ICO.

OpenLibra Project Lead Accused of Scamming in ICO Controversy

Michael LaVere
  • OpenLibra co-founder Lucas Geiger is in the midst of controversy stemming from the 2018 Wirelineio ICO.
  • Web3Journal founder Andrew Lee says he invested $1 million into Geiger's Wireline ICO and has not had any update since.

Just a day after the announcement of OpenLibra, a decentralized fork of Facebook’s digital currency libra, the project lead is being accused of past ICO controversy.

OpenLibra co-founder Lucas Geiger first announced the project on Oct. 9, at the Ethereum Foundation’s DevCon 5 conference held in Osaka, Japan. However, Twitter user Andrew Lee was quick to call out Geiger for his previous role in the ICO in 2018, in which Geiger is also a co-founder. 

According to Lee, who is the founder of Web3Journal, he and several friends invested $1 million into Lucas’ Wireline ICO. Despite making the investment, Lee claims he has not heard from Geiger in “months” and that the project's advisor Sizhao Yang made numerous false promises. 

Lee went on to post a series of text messages attempting to contact Geiger without reply. The messages say that the Wireline token release was promised for Q2 2018 and that the project would receive an investment from the Ethereum Community Fund (ECF). Due to the lack of communication, Lee is encouraging users not to invest in Geiger’s OpenLibra project. 

Lee also called out Geiger’s emphasis on open-source for the OpenLibra project, insinuating that he should be more forthcoming about his role in the ICO.

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