DigiByte Fights against WeissCrypto

DigiByte founder, Jared Tate, has raged a war against the US rating company, WeissCrypto. However, he seems to have a valid reason to do so. WeissCrypto merits DigiByte as a cryptocurrency that must be avoided or the holders must promptly get rid of it. Meanwhile, when Altcoin Buzz reviewed the Weiss DGB summary, Jared’s anguish seemed justified.

According to the WeissCrypto rating, the market performance momentum of DigiByte is “very weak” earning the project a D- rating. Moreover, the rating company feels that DGB’s technology is weak too. Thus it sums up to give the coin an overall D+ rating. And now Jared is doubting whether WeissCrypto really understands what a truly decentralized blockchain means.

The mortifying rating was bought to Jared’s attention by @FrederikBf67, one of the founders of DGBAT. According to Frederik, WeissCrypto has been “advising” holders to get rid of DGB. All in all, this is putting WeissCrypto’s reputation as an unbiased trusted and independent rating platform in jeopardy.

Some inconsistences

On the page where WeissCrypto summarizes DGB’s market performance and technology, it also exhibits its 90-day price performance. Unarguably, DGB has had some glorious 90-days as the chart shows a 151.68% price pump from January 24 to April 26. Why could there be such a gap between market support and performance?

Skeletons in the closet

Moreover, on May 9, 2018, CryptoWeiss had conducted a Twitter poll asking for people’s opinion about the world’s #1 cryptocurrency considering Bitcoin is not in the running. The poll received a tremendous response with 8,027 votes. While Ripple (should have been XRP) emerged as a clear winner with 61.5% votes, DigiByte garnered 22.4% votes. In spite of the brilliant market performance and noteworthy market popularity, why does CryptoWeiss rate DGB as an unworthy coin?

DGB supporters are Bullish

According to @LunarCRUSH, the platform that tracks altcoin movements, DGB has hit a record bullish sentiment. With that, the coin has pushed to Rank#1 and has outranked Enjin, Tezos, DashPay, and even Ethereum.

Weiss Rating credible or not?

Around 2 years back, the then decentralized crypto platform Steemit had published an article ‘Weiss ratings reliable?’ According to Steemit, in the initial days, WeissCrypto reported Bitcoin as C+, and Ethereum was rated B. Moreover, the other top coins were rated as below


Cardano: B-


Stellar: C

Ripple: C

Monero: C

According to the researcher, Weiss Rating had merited Lehman Brothers as AAA just before it collapsed in 2008. This makes us question Weiss’s crypto rating credibility algorithm too. Could Jared’s assumption be correct that “WeissCrypto is being paid by insiders to promote bulls**t”?

Whether or not this is true, still such a demeaning rating of DigiByte does dent WeissCrypto’s credibility. Interestingly, at the time of the press, we did notice a slight upward correction of the overall rating to C- without any change in Digibyte’s market performance momentum or technology ratings.

Let us know your thoughts about both DigiByte and WeissCrypto in the comment section below.

Also, go through our 20 DigiByte facts article. 


  1. It is impossible to please everyone in the crypto space, especially when everyone is shilling their coin and project.

  2. Anyone or entity that declares DigiByte’s technology “is weak” – that’s a clear indication they don’t know what they’re talking about.

  3. Digibyte is a game changing coin, if it wasn’t for Digibyte’s updates and upgrades to its open source code none of the coins would of been able to survive as many attacks. Other coins should be happy to be working with Digibyte and thankful for its community.
    If the bigger players were to reference Digibyte I can assure you the bigger coins will get support from the Digibyte community but the more you push us away the community will still be happy for your progress but disappointed.



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