8 Best Alt Coins for Highest Returns in 2018

By Crypto101 | Alt Coins

Dec 28

2017 was a phenomenal year for cryptocurrencies. Aside from the meteoric rise of bitcoin, many other cryptocurrencies saw gains that surpassed 1,000%. While it has become unaffordable for many to own just 1 bitcoin, there are many other cryptocurrencies out there that will outpace bitcoin in gains.

We have done some research and outlined 8 affordable cryptocoins of 2018 that we think will offer the highest profit potential in 2018 (and beyond).

Most of these coins are under $1 USD and are a drop in the bucket of the massive ocean of cryptocurrency, but do not underestimate the effect these coins can have on your portfolio. It can accelerate your investment faster than the particles in the cosmoTRON!

1) Stellar Lumens (XLM)

Overview

Stellar is distributed payments system that facilitate currency and asset transactions between people and banks - with a primary focus on developing countries. It is fast, reliable, and cheap (fraction of a penny). 

Price

  • Get in under: $0.30
  • Current price: $0.22
  • Short term target: $1
  • Long term target: $10
  • Gain since Dec, 2016: 110x
  • Circulating supply: 17,858,829,490
  • Market cap: $4,090,886,354

Achievements

3 companies have already integrated Stellar in their product and services: Deloitte, Parkway, Tempo

New financial institutes and partners in 2017:

SatoshiPay, EXCH ONE GMBH, Novatti, Pundi X, MoneyMatch, Neoframe, Streami, SureRemit, Cowrie Integrated Systems, Smartlands

2)  Cardano (ADA)

Overview

Cardano is a  security focused blockchain built from the minds of the world’s brightest academics. The code is peer reviewed via a formal verification for logical proof and code correctness, thus creating a solid foundation for the platform to grow their smart contracts and decentralized application. 

Price

  • Get in under: $0.50
  • Current price: $0.40
  • Short term target: $5
  • Long term target: $50
  • Gain since launch Oct 1st, 2017: 20x
  • Circulating supply: 25,927,070,538
  • Market cap: $10,722,736,344

Achievements

Mainnet launched in September 2017, after 2 years of development.

Their next milestones have made significant progress.

Ouroboros: The first provably secure proof of stake algorithm, peer reviewed by academics, is at 75% complete.

Daedalus: The ADA wallet that will be able to run decentralized applications on the blockcain is about 50% complete. 

Source

https://github.com/input-output-hk/cardano-sl/

https://cardanoroadmap.com/

3)  Iota (IOTA)

Overview

“The backbone of IoT”, IOTA uses blockless distributed ledger technology called the “Tangle”. The tangle is a mesh of ledgers, whereas the blockchain is a single chain of blocks. The tangle promises scalability, speed, and fee-less transactions. 

Price per MIOTA (1 Million IOTA)

  • Get in under: $5.00
  • Current price: $3.80
  • Short term target: $10
  • Long term target: $50
  • Gain since launch June 2017: 6.35x
  • Circulating supply: 2,779,530,283
  • Market cap: $10,590,816,442

Achievements

Partnerships with massive corporations including: Microsoft, Bosch, Toyota, Volkswagen, Fujitsu, Samsung Artik, Sisco Systems, and many more.

4)  Neo (NEO)

Overview

NEO is a centralized and distributed ledger protocol that digitizes real assets, enabling resgistration, depository, transfer, trading, clearing/settlement via a peer-to-peer network. Often referred as the “Chinese Ethereum”, NEO differs by focusing on asset management and exchange instead of decentralized applications. NEO also gains value from apps build on the platform, but focuses on specialization and legalization instead of generalization.

Price

  • Get in under: $80.00
  • Current price: $67.31
  • Short term target: $100
  • Long term target: $1,000
  • Gain since December 2017: 447x
  • Circulating supply: 65,000,000
  • Market cap: $4,374,864,000

Achievements

NEO/Microsoft  Developer Competition has 318 applications, many are out of China.

Over 20 ICOs built on the NEO platform.

Source

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1g21tYH2ctNqapcP4W-_WWLqF2SODB7FNakeXpDLTlYc/edit

5)  Tron (TRX)

Overview

TRON is a global content entertainment ecosystem aiming to enable content creators to freely publish, store and own data, and any digital assets using blockchain and distributed storage technology.

Price

  • Get in under: $0.05
  • Current price: $0.03
  • Short term target: $0.10
  • Long term target: $5
  • Gain since launch Sep 13th, 2017: 15x

Achievements

Recent partnership with Obike.

40 million user base, including: Peiwo, Gifto/Up, and Obike

Open source on 12/29/2017

6)  Ripple (XRP)

Overview

Ripple aims to provides a secure, instant, and nearly free financial transactions. It is recognized as legal tender by several governments, with 47 banks successfully completed a proof of concept implement in Japan.

Price

  • Get in under: $1.50 Edit: $2.10
  • Current price: $1.11 Edit: $1.95
  • Short term target: $3
  • Long term target: $5
  • Gain since launch December, 2017: 187x
  • Circulating supply: 38,739,144,847 
  • Market cap: $43,250,318,264 

Achievements

#3 Coin, behind BTC and ETH in market cap!

Partnerships include: Cambridge Global Payments, American Express, UBS, Axis Bank, MUFG, RBC, Westpac, etc… See https://ripple.com/solutions/

Now #2 coin in the world, behind BTC and recently surpassed ETH.

7) VeChain (VEN)

Overview

VeChain is the world's blockchain platform for products and information. They are one of the first blockchain technology in the world.

Price

  • Get in under: $4.00
  • Current price: $2.15
  • Short term target: $10
  • Long term target: $50
  • Gain since launch Oct 1st, 2017: 8.6x
  • Circulating supply: 277,162,633
  • Market cap: $595,672,389

Achievements

Accumulated experience providing blockchain solutions to pharmaceuticals, auto, luxury goods, retail, supply chain, etc…

Has deployed of 111 nodes in 5 countries across the world.

8)  Basic Attention Token (BAT)

Overview

BAT aims to revolutionize the digital advertising ecosystem by introducing a new unit of exchange between publishers, advertisers, and the end users. Advertisers will give publishers BATs based on the user’s attention, and users will also receive BATs for viewing and sharing content. The digital advertising market is over $80 billion and BAT will cut out the middleman, leaving more money for the users, publishers, and advertisers.

Price

  • Get in under: $0.50
  • Current price: $0.39
  • Short term target: $10
  • Long term target: $40
  • Gain since launch June 1st, 2017: 2.3x
  • Circulating supply: 1,000,000,000
  • Market cap: $396,432,000 

Achievements

The BAT team has already launched an new browser using the BAT platform. This new BRAVE browser is fast, open source, and privacy-focused… meaning it blocks ads and trackers natively. No need to install any adblocking plugins!

Over 500,000 downloads.

You can try it here: https://brave.com/download/. It is built on top of Chromium (same thing Chrome uses).

This post is a live post, meaning it is constantly being refined and edited to ensure accuracy of information. This post was last edited on December 27, 2017.

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