Cryptocurrencies are all around us and if you think that Bitcoin is the only worthy cryptocurrency, you are dead wrong. Sure, Bitcoin carved its way through the years, so couple years ago it wasn’t worth even a few hundred USD. However, as this famous cryptocurrency started to gain popularity, we’ve seen a fair share of other cryptocurrencies making their way to the market. Now, there is a single question that bothers many people. What are the best cryptocurrencies to invest? If you are going to use your full computer firepower to mine those cryptocurrencies, you want to know which of them is worth your time and money, right? If so, I’ll give you 10 best cryptocurrencies and the list is just below.
Of course, Bitcoin is first on our list and I’m sure you know why. During the past couple of months, Bitcoin was at its peak, with 2017 being the most obvious evidence. Just a two years ago, Bitcoin was valued at around 600 USD, and look at it now- around 15,000 USD. Isn’t that great? Bitcoin was always the first choice of professional miners, and now that it’s very valuable, you might want to look out for it. But, we don’t exactly know what will happen in the future with Bitcoin; its value may increase or decrease. The thing is, it’s still going to be on the top, which is great. If you still don’t like Bitcoin, you can check out the Bitcoin alternatives below.
Neo might be a less popular cryptocurrency, but if you are from China, I’m sure you know much about Neo. As Tung (a big name behind this cryptocurrency) predicts, in 2018, Neo will explode and even stand head-to-head with Bitcoin. Quite frankly, Neo has been around since 2014 and still has a long way to go compared to Bitcoin, so I’m a little skeptical about Neo in the near future. But, I’m sure this Chinese guy knows his business, so I would still keep an eye out just in case.
Unlike Neo, Litecoin is a bit older, being with us since 2011. The reason I believe that this cryptocurrency will be another great thing because the guy behind it is Charlie Lee. This former Google employee promises to do some tweaking and accelerating the time required to complete a transaction in order to make Litecoin even more valuable and economic. Since the new year, Litecoin has seen an increase in value at around 5%, which is still a great result. As Charlie says, his vision is to make Litecoin a cryptocurrency for everyday shopping and a main method of payment. Well, good luck to you, Charlie!
Another Asian-based cryptocurrency is Cardano, created by blockchain developers Input Output Hong Kong. You may not have heard of it, and I don’t blame you as Cardano made its way to the crypto-world just a few months ago… well, officially. As its CEO Charles Hoskinson says, Cardano will resolve some issues like interoperability, scalability, and sustainability, hopefully making Cardano a cryptocurrency for millions of people worldwide. Currently, we have around 30 billion Cardano coins out of maximum 45 billion. Keep an eye out for this one, it may be a next Bitcoin!
Back in 2017, IOTA wasn’t such a big deal. Sure, it was there, lurking in the shadows and waiting for its five minutes of glory, but got much, much more. The reason you should be investing in IOTA is that the developer included some of the coolest features I’ve ever seen. The transaction-accept speeds are amazing and there aren’t any fees for that! Furthermore, the prognosis says that IOTA prices will increase to about 555% in the near future.
Ripple is a low-priced cryptocurrency that showed some amazing results in 2017 and at the beginning of 2018. In the last three months, Ripple started to rise slowly and peaked at 408% from the beginning of that period, which is really amazing. On top of that, Ripple saw little to no drops in value, and the results speak for themselves. I’m sure that you’ll be satisfied if you invest in Ripple in long term.
Monero is a cryptocurrency that values your privacy. Although the transaction info is recorded on a public ledger, it’s still completely untraceable. Monero has many great features aside from security. The first is that more than 50 musicians will accept Monero as a method of payment, so you can now enjoy your favorite music using this. Isn’t that beautiful? The second is the real deal. Monero DOES NOT have a fixed coin supply, which means that there isn’t a limit. If that sounds great to you, then you’ll better grab it as soon as you can!
Ethereum is a well-known cryptocurrency that was doomed near the end of 2017. Many cryptographers thought that Ethereum can surpass Bitcoin, but what happened is quite the opposite. This opens space for progression in 2018 as Ethereum is around 20% of Bitcoin’s market, meaning that there is still a hope for our beloved cryptocurrency. Be sure to keep an eye on this one… you never know what’s gonna happen.
Stox isn’t a number one choice for investing, but still, it isn’t all that bad. With the total value of just $18 million, Stox isn’t all that expensive for now, which doesn’t mean it’s not going to be in the future. The only concerning factor here is that this is only 50% of the maximum capacity, meaning that Stox is really low-priced for now. However, if you are worried about long-time investments, then you can probably try Stox.
Aragon’s rise was followed by a very successful ICO (Initial Coin Offering) and at the time of its release, it was a big deal, no jokes. This is a platform for creating decentralized organizations with the value of around $30 million at the moment, which is far more than Stox. As such, I’m sure that Aragon will rise in 2018.