The DigRate has assigned Quality Rate High to Datarius project.
Datarius cryptobank is a platform that will function on the basis of P2P-ecosystem and will combine many different financial services, such as: fast money transfer; currency exchange; crediting of P2P; transactions and investments in real funds; trading exchange instruments; demand deposits; integration with instant money transfer systems Western Union, MoneyGram, TransferWise; access to SWIFT; use of fixed cryptochecks; mortgage credit lending; creation of services for small and medium-sized businesses; creation of a VC investment fund; access to the market of government bonds. Future users of the platform will receive financial services that will meet their needs, as transactions will be automated and services will be adapted to the wishes of users through smart contracts.
According to the report by McKinsey & Company, the volume of investments in fintech startups increased from $ 2.5 bn in 2012 to $ 14.6 bn in 2016 and continues to grow rapidly. According to the forecasts of the World Bank, by 2025, 10% of world GDP will be serviced through a blockchain. The project team conducted a comparative analysis of Datarius with traditional banking institutions and competitors from the fintech field. However, concrete projects on a blockchain with a similar concept have not been considered (for example, according to Forbes, in 2017, 22 of the 50 most successful fintech startups were implemented on the blockchain).
Another decentralized fintech project is Lala World (B1 investment attractiveness score), ICO has already ended and the project raised $ 12 mn. The Lala World team presents a product with limited functionality, that is used by more than 500 thousand people. Despite the similarity of projects for a standard set of financial instruments, Datarius offers an innovative model of socialization of the fintech system, as well as many additional tools. Among the competitive advantages of Datarius: relatively low commission fees for transactions (0.02 to 0.15%), the ability to customize services for the needs of a particular user; a flexible system that will allow users to transfer personal accounts to crypto-space significantly saving on banking services and receiving bonuses for activity on the platform and, thanks to integration with international translation systems, it will be easy to invest and withdraw funds.
The economic nature of the DTRC token defines it as a digital unit of Datarius service, a unique key and the only tool for participating in the ecosystem. The entire range of financial products and ecosystem services is based on the interaction of users directly with each other using DTRC.
DigRate analysts believe that the distribution between the token holders of a part of the platform's revenue carries the risk of classifying DTRC as a security token and without obtaining licenses in a number of countries it can be considered as violation of the securities market law. However, the team is advised by professional lawyers, and the results of Howey test will be published soon. In order to reduce the risk of token devaluation, the project envisages the limited issuance of tokens and the listing of DTRC on exchanges after the product has entered the financial services market. The ability to use the ecosystem with a variety of financial instruments, a minimum platform commission fee when carrying out a transaction, the allocation of a part of the platform commission fees are the main factors of high potential demand for DTRC.
At the moment, the main disadvantage of the project is incomplete implementation of the tech side, as the team does not represent the platform prototype. The code of the ICO smart contract is published on GitHub, the results of the independent safety audit of the smart contract are not presented.
In general, the success of the Datarius project will depend directly on the availability of the necessary licenses (starting with the DPL, that is in the status of application consideration), and also on the distribution of cryptocurrency as a legal means of payment.
If all legislative norms are observed and the project's functionality is fully implemented, the platform can be of interest to a wide range of users of different social levels.
More information about the strengths and weaknesses of the project can be found in our review.