How-To Research Crypto Investments Using GitHub

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When looking into a new cryptocurrency, it’s important to avoid getting scammed. But how can you tell whether there’s a real project behind that fancy-looking ICO webpage? One way is to check out the project and the developers’ Github accounts.

If you’re not familiar with Github, the idea of trying to navigate a coding collaboration site may sound intimidating, but don’t worry – it’s a lot easier than it sounds. Let us guide you through the process with this quick tutorial video! (And be sure to subscribe to our Youtube, because we’ve got more helpful how-to content like this on the way).

No time to watch? Here’s a quick rundown of the basics:

  1. Check the project team and make a note of the developers’ names.
  2. Google “[project name] github” to find the project’s Github, if it has one.
  3. Click “commits” to see any changes made to the project at what time, and by whom.

If you find a project that’s being frequently updated by users that are on the project’s developer team, that’s a good sign.

If you don’t find that, that doesn’t mean your chosen project is a scam (there are lots of reasons a project might not have an active Github).

But it does mean that it’s probably time for you to try to dig a little deeper to find out what’s going on behind the scenes.