The crypto fanfare is making everyone go crazy. 2017 was a brilliant year for cryptos where we saw players like bitcoin and Ethereum reach all time highs. Now as the year comes to an end, we are in search for the next Litecoin or the next Ethereum killer. The upcoming year is going to be another huge test for BTC and altcoins as it moves towards mass adoption.
In 2017, we saw coins like Ripple and Litecoin having a boom. They have been absolutely phenomenal. In the crypto world, a month is like a year. As the market is very volatile, we saw coins like iota take a bull rally for almost a week and just when it seemed it went for another pump, we saw how miscommunication of a news made the coin get dumped crazily. It’s all about the speculation and hype a coin creates in the crypto world.
In 2018, we will see a lot of the coins disappear as a majority of them do not have a roadmap or a product ready provoking the investor to pull out money. When picking the best crypto coins for 2018, we have made sure to look for good technology framework and an excellent team that can implement things as per the roadmap. What remains to be seen is how a coin performs in the volatile market of cryptos. Investing can be risky and equally rewarding so make sure to do your own research.
Often touted as the ethereum killer, Neo is also called the Chinese ethereum. The coin has a much-improved technology than ETH and supports Java, Go, Python and NET. The coin also supports Delegated Byzantine Fault Tolerance giving it an edge over ETH. One of the advantages of having NEO is that you earn free gas just by keeping it in the wallet. When it comes to ETH, you have to give an extra amount for the GAS. With their mainnet launching and also a lot of partnerships coming, NEO is going to be huge in the coming year. It sure feels like it might touch the 3 digit mark.
Current Market Cap: $4,523,889,500 USD
Possible prediction: 100 USD
With the ticker name ADA, Cardano is one of those coins which has had a phenomenal growth in the past few weeks. What makes cardano so interesting is their team which is yet to have a working product, but they have still managed to gather the trust of investors . In the coming year, together with Z/Yen Cardano shall launch around 8-12 different projects in the next which will shoot the prices of this coin. The project looks promising and they have things like proof of concept and pilot testing. Just recently they even published two research papers on smart ledgers. Their team and technology, both look promising to push ADA to a dollar mark.
Current Market Cap: $12,659,488,513
Possible prediction: 1.5 USD
Wabi is a chinese coin that comes out of an organization called Walimai. The organization is an established company working over counterfeiting since many years. China has already been dealing with the prolong problem of copied products and wabi seems to be the perfect coin to resolve this problem. They had a successful ICO and were among the fastest to get featured over Binance and coinmarketcap. Since the problem they aim to solve looks promising and with a very strong team behind them, Wabi is soon going to rally with investors pumping in more money.
Current Market Cap: $90,339,960 USD
Possible prediction: 5 USD
ETN was the most successful ICOs of this year. They raised a massive 15,000 units of ethereum. They had a tremendous marketing team which created a phenomenal hype to fuel the growth of this coin. One of the investors, Duncan Logan who is the CEO of rocketspace said “ETN is probably my first ICO”. They have huge names backing them such as Uber, IBM and Spotify. Apart from being the first coin to be created in the UK, they have just recently started to distribute their very own wallets and seems like 2018 is going to be huge for ETN.
Current Market Cap: $421,074,987 USD
Possible prediction: 1 USD
Ripple is the only coin in the top 10 cryptos which is backed by institutions recognized all across the globe. The tech behind ripple will make transactions faster than usual. As per Ripple, the time and resources required to transfer a fiat currency will be drastically reduced. Once their main framework a.k.a Ripplenet is implemented, it will just take 4 seconds to transfer a local currency, convert and then transfer into foreign currency exchange. The only problem here is today where the whole crypto world is trying to get rid of fiat money, here comes a coin which is dependant on the conversion of a fiat currency. With more banks adopting their framework, we can expect a steady rise in XRP.
Current Market Cap: $29,493,389,364 USD
Possible prediction: 5 USD