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Top Cryptocurrency Choices to look out in 2018

Cryptocurrencies have made it to the headlines in newspapers as the end of 2017 is approaching. For us, this year has been a defining one. We have been hale to help hundreds of crypto investors with their portfolios. Our successful altcoin calls over the years include some of cryptocurrency’s biggest movers, including $TRX, $DGB, $ZCL, $ICX, $NXT, $SALT, $FUEL, $LINK, $TNT, $BNB, $ICX and many many more.

With a lot more first-time investors entering the fray, we get two main questions – which cryptos to invest in and which platform to buy from. We have already answered the latter in one of our previous blogs, and if you’re just getting started, here’s your answer for top crypto coins to invest in this 2018 –

1. Bitcoin

Needless to say, this tops our list. Created by Satoshi Nakamoto, this cryptocurrency was the first in the market and has far surpassed the expectations of investors.  It is available on most of the exchanges.

Current Market Cap: $283 Billion

Markets: Coinbase, Zebpay (Although almost all exchanges allow you to buy it)

Buy Order: up to $18000

Our Prediction: $60,000 – $80,000

2. Ethereum

Ethereum is an open source development platform that allows developers to build and deploy decentralized apps (dapps). A lot of popular projects are launched using the Ethereum blockchain. The platform uses Ether as its token.

Current Market Cap: $76 Billion

Markets: Bittrex, Koinex

Buy Order: upto $800

Our Prediction: 3000$ – 4000$

3. Bitcoin Cash

Forked off Bitcoin in August this year, the fork allows more transactions to be processed because of increased block size i.e. 8 MB. It also offers replay and wipeout protection.

Current Market Cap: $51 Billion

Markets:  Bittrex, Koinex

Buy Order: upto 3500$

Our Prediction: 10,000$ – 20,000$

4. Litecoin

If Bitcoin is gold, then Litecoin is silver. It is also a fork of Bitcoin by Charlie Lee. Along with others, this currency has risen as well during the month of December and is currently the fourth largest cryptocurrency. The creator, Charlie has however sold all his Litecoin.

Current Market Cap: $15.7 Billion

Markets: Bittrex, Koinex

Buy Order: up to 300$

Our Prediction: 1000$- 1500$

5. Ripple

Ripple is an open source digital payment network which is also used by banks such as the bank of Tokyo. Call it the ripple effect, Ripple’s cryptocurrency, XRP has risen a lot as well. The network is extremely fast and payments in XRP take 4 seconds.

Current Market Cap: $48.2 Billion

Markets: Bittrex, Koinex

Buy Order: up to 1.3$

Our Prediction: 5$ – 7$

6. IOTA

It is a cryptocurrency designed for the Internet of Things (IoT). There is no concept of block or blockchain and thus no concept of mining. This also means there are no transaction fees. It uses a different data structure, tangle, which is based on a directed acyclic graph.

Current Market Cap: $11.9 Billion

Markets: Bittrex, Koinex

Buy Order: up to 5$

Our Prediction: 20$ – 25$

7. Cardano

The project aims to establish a smart contract platform which focuses on more advanced features. The team also plans to build a wallet capable of running decentralized apps on the blockchain. The total supply will be fixed at a total of 31 billion tokens.

Current Market Cap: $11 Billion

Markets: Bittrex

Buy Order: up to 0.5$

Our Prediction: 2$-3$

8. EOS

It is a blockchain based decentralized operating system which will enable businesses to build blockchain applications in a way similar to web-based applications. Elimination of transaction fees and scalability are two major features of the software.

Current Market Cap: $5.75 Billion

Markets: Binance

Buy Order: up to 11$

Our Prediction: 40$ – 60$

9. Monero

Monero is an open source cryptocurrency that has a focus on privacy, decentralization, and scalability. It uses cryptography to shield sending and receiving addresses, as well as transacted amounts.  There was even news that websites are using users’ CPU powers to mine Monero.

Current Market Cap: $6.66 Billion

Markets: Bittrex

Buy Order: up to 500$

Our Prediction: 1500$-2500$

10. NEO

Formerly known as Antshares, it is often called the Ethereum of China. It is very much like Ethereum but it also supports decentralized commerce, identification, and digitalization of assets. It also closes loopholes that have caused Ether contracts to be vulnerable to hackers.

Current Market Cap: $4.4 Billion

Markets: Bittrex

Buy Order: up to 75$

Our Prediction: 200$ – 300$

11. Stellar

Stellar is a system for sending and receiving money in any pair of currencies. The transaction fees are really cheap and it is fast. Moreover, it is backed by names like Mozilla, The CEO of WordPress, the director of Apache Foundation etc.

Current Market Cap: $4 Billion

Markets: Bittrex

Buy Order: up to 0.25$

Our Prediction: 1$-2$

12. Lisk

It is a public blockchain platform that provides decentralized apps. Contrary to Ethereum, does not use solidity, and instead uses Ethereum.

Current Market Cap: $2.8 Billion

Markets: Bittrex

Buy Order: up to 27$

Our Prediction: 100$-200$

13. TRON

Tronix(TRX) is the official currency of TRON. TRON aims to be a decentralized entertainment content sharing platform. It will allow creators to cut down middlemen such as the Apple store and Google Play Store.

Current Market Cap: $2.5 Billion

Markets: Binance

Buy Order: upto 0.04$

Our Prediction: 0.15$-0.3$

14. ARDOR

It offers Blockchain as a service. Ardor operates as the Main Chain securing individual and unique child chains. The first child chain is IGNIS.

Current Market Cap: $1.5 Billion

Markets: Bittrex

Buy Order: up to 2$

Our Prediction: 10$-20$

15. ICON

It aims to connect organizations like Government departments, universities, hospitals and financial institutions to connect and interact without any third party networks. This will prevent delay and avoid transaction fees.

Current Market Cap: $1.5 Billion

Markets: Binance

Buy Order:upto 6$

Our Prediction: 40$-50$

16. BitShares

It provides a decentralized asset exchange much like the exchanges in the real world except that these exchanges are for cryptocurrencies. It also provides a token called “BTS”.

Current Market Cap: $1.47 Billion

Markets: Binance

Buy Order: upto 0.6$

Our Prediction: 2$-3$

17. Raiblocks (sleeping giant)

Raiblocks hopes to be an efficient alternative to fiat currencies. Like IOTA it uses a directed acyclic graph algorithm. It uses a concept called block-lattice.

Current Market Cap: $1.43 Billion

Markets: Mercatox

Buy Order: up to 12$

Our Prediction: 40$ – 60$

18. Waves

Waves allow you to create multiple currency wallets and invest in verified crypto assets. This year, it has also partnered with Deloitte to launch the development of a legal framework for wider adoption of blockchain technologies.

Current Market Cap: $1.4 Billion

Markets: Bittrex

Buy Order: up to 15$

Our Prediction: 50$-70$

19. Stratis

Stratis is a powerful and flexible blockchain development platform. It also offers proof if an audit, proof of publication service which can be helpful for establishing ownership rights.

Current Market Cap: $1.37 Billion

Markets: Bittrex

Buy Order: up to 15$

Our Prediction: 50$ – 70$

20. Steemit

Steemit is a social network that looks a lot like Medium but it pays both the content creators and the people who select the best content by upvoting others’ work. It’s free to create an account and the content one writes will be published directly to the site.

Current Market Cap: $800 Million

Markets: Bittrex

Buy Order: 3.5$

Our Prediction: 15$ – 25$

21. Golem

Golem is an innovative idea which aims to decentralize computing power. It is a global, open-sourced supercomputer that anyone can access. Anyone can make money by renting out their computing power or developing and selling software.

Current Market Cap: $650 Million

Markets: Bittrex

Buy Order: up to 0.8$

Our Prediction: 2.5$-5$

22. Kyber

It is a decentralized exchange and payment service which allows instant exchange and conversion of digital assets and cryptocurrencies with high liquidity. It also provides payment APIs that allows a user to pay to a merchant in any token but the merchant will receive payment in his preferred token.

Current Market Cap: $335 Million

Markets: Binance

Buy Order: up to 2.75$

Our Prediction: 10$ – 20$

23. Powerledger

Powerledger enables peer to peer energy trading. If a person has a source of renewable energy at his home, he can trade the excess energy to somebody else and will receive payment as soon as they get energy. This will allow the public to get involved in energy distribution.

Current Market Cap: $325 Million

Markets: Bittrex

Buy Order: up to 1$

Our Prediction: 5$-10$

24. Civic

Civic is a digital identity verification platform very much like KYC. Digital identities are stored on the blockchain and companies can do KYC very quickly. It will also pay identity verifiers i.e banks and other trusted sources.

Current Market Cap: $315 Million

Markets: Bittrex

Buy Order: up to 1$

Our Prediction: 5$ – 10$

25. AdEx

Built on the Ethereum blockchain, AdEx is a decentralized ad exchange which aims to address problems like advertising fraud, privacy and the rise of ad blockers. It aims to be a transparent and more efficient advertising platform.

Current Market Cap: $188 Million

Markets: Bittrex

Buy Order: up to 3.5$

Our Prediction: 15$ – 30$

Coin statistics were collected on 29th December 2017. Rates might differ depending upon the date you’re reading on.

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