Paragon Coin

Building blockchain into every step of the cannabis industry
September 24, 2017
Details
Symbol
PGN
Crowdsale Open
September 15, 2017
Crowdsale Close
October 15, 2017
Verification

Concept

Resolving simple issues surrounding the marijuana industry with blockchain technology looks like a creative marketing tactic.

Team

The team checks out as real people, though the CEO appears unqualified and gives off the vibe that she is a paid figurehead with a clean record in order to raise capital.

Execution

Company has nothing to show for besides excessive marketing and looking to raise an absurd amount of money for a niche concept.

Concept

Paragon seeks to pull the cannabis community from marginalized to mainstream by building blockchain into every step of the cannabis industry and by working toward full legalization. Our strength lies in the unique blockchain/cannabis connection that uses smart contracts.

Analysis Flags
1. Careless use of investment proceeds

According to the whitepaper a large amount of funds will be used for incubator office space? Really?

2. Requesting absurd amount of money

Requesting too much money for a niche market and providing no clear deadlines is a questionable business practice.

Synopsis

The Paragon Coin claims to provide a complete solution to the marijuana industry without knowing or defining the specific challenges that the industry faces. The CEO seen here had difficulty finding information, so her solution was to ask her husband to get her own private blockchain, and thus, Paragon was born. This unconvincing story can only be spewed from of the mouth of a puppet, through the puppeteer/husband and Chief Creative Officer - Egor Lavrov. We find it hard to believe that a custom private blockchain was spawned just for his wife. The purpose of a blockchain is to have a verified ledger, if she is the only one using it then that defeats the purpose. Otherwise, why not just use an organized excel worksheet?

Purposeful omission of crucial investment details should keep any smart investor away from this company. A questionable amount of money was spent on marketing, which distracts from their real business model that has no commercial viability for the amount they are attempting to raise. Can the Paragon coin be successful? Perhaps, but it is not a coin that we would invest in. It's definitely a hype coin at the moment due to their excessive marketing and the only demand seems to come from unwarranted FOMO. The whole story seems far too suspicious for us.