We have also added new picks for the month of June that we feel could be due for huge gains once Bitcoin has finished it’s correction. Bitcoin sets the stage for altcoins, when it’s dropped 10% you can expect a 20-40% drop in altcoins, sometimes less, sometimes more depending on the token.
If you started following some of our picks last year-the % gains have been incredible, you might think “I really appreciate CryptoClarified, the information they provide is pretty damn good.” Conversely, if you started following us during the period of time when Bitcoin has dropped 60% from all time highs, you’re probably thinking “these guys suck.”
Either way, you’d be right. It’s all about perspective and when you started to track some of the projects we cover. We believe in the market, the future of blockchain tech, it’s adoption and believe that there will be an influx of new capital into this arena at a clip the likes we have never seen, and may not ever see in our lifetimes again.
We take a long term approach to this young and maturing market, and it’s currently experiencing some growing pains. This is not the worst correction we’ve covered, and it won’t be the last. We’re not day traders. We cover solid projects that in our opinion, are undervalued and could be worth a hell of a lot more a year from now. The growth potential in this market, and the risk/reward potential of this revolutionary technology, in our opinion, dwarfs just about any other market on the planet.
If you you were told that it was as simple as downloading the Coinbase App, and 3 months later you’d be landing on the moon in a brand new Lambo, you’ve need new friends.
Remember, cryptocurrency investing isn’t for everyone, always do your due diligence and consult with a professional before making any investment decisions.
Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology have become incredibly popular amongst individual and institutional investors across the globe. Many have been leaning more towards investing in hedge funds relating to the cryptocurrency industry instead of the individual cryptocurrencies.
See Fund Ranks- Tracking The Top Performing Crypto Hedge Funds
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Cryptos With Massive Upside
#20 Mercury Protocol (GMT)
I’m sure you’ve thought someone would create a messaging app using blockchain. And someone has! The Mercury Protocol (GMT) is currently deployed in a messaging app called Dust. The project has Mark Cuban as one of their advisors.
In a cryptocurrency market predicated on hype, that gives GMT an edge over its competitors. Messaging using Mercury Protocol is supposed to be more secure and more private. It also allows for cross-platform integration of both services are using the protocol – if WhatsApp ever decides to use it, for example, you’d be able to use WhatsApp to send a message to someone on their Telegram.
- First blockchain based messaging token (GMT stands for Global Messaging Token)
- Mark Cuban being associated with this project generates hype, which is very important for the price of cryptocurrencies.
Where to buy GMT: Etherdelta
#19 SONM (SNM)
SONM (SNM) is a decentralised Amazon Web Services. The name stands for Supercomputer Organized by Network Mining. With a partnership with HP in the bag and already being listed on major exchanges, SONM has the capability to be the cryptocurrency that eats into AWS’s market.
What they call “fog computing” in their whitepaper is essentially decentralised cloud computing. This means anyone can host websites, develop applications, produce machine learning and perform calculations using SONM architecture.
Their whitepaper makes so much sense that DADI, a hyped up pre-ICO, was found to have copied it word for word.
#18 Blockport (BPT)
Blockport, is another exchange. Though we think this exchange really stands out because it focusses on being a social exchange. We have seen tokens that support the exchanges do really well (in our January pick- KuCoin shares did 3500% in a month.) We think Blockport has a really solid team, it is also one of the first ICO’s from the Netherlands.
They successfully funded the project in their ICO with support of the AFM (Authority financial markets, sort of SEC for the US). So we think it is a good pick for the potential to see a big return. The token trades with discounted fees.
At the moment the token is trade-able on KuCoin. Blockport is planning to release their beta platform in March.
- Social exchange
- Supported by AFM
- Good team
- Beta in March 2018
- Good communication
- Another exchange
Where To Buy BPT: Kucoin
#17 TokenPay (TPAY)
TokenPay is Fully Integrated with the Tor Network for MAXIMUM Coin Security, Anonymity and Privacy.
The TPAY coin is the ONLY token that contains ALL of the most vital anonymity features. It has Stealth Addresses, Ring Signatures, Zero Knowledge Proofs and is Untraceable, End to End Anonymous and Unlinkable.
It also has a Secure P2P and Group Chat function that is built directly in to the custom configured wallets. All of this is wrapped in a complete root level Tor Network Integration.
Out of all the other so-called “Privacy Coins” only Monero boasts many of the features similar to TPAY but it falls well short. Monero does not support Tor Network Integration or have a Secure Chat Interface. Zcash, while heralded for its privacy features, does not support End to End Anonymity and is linkable and has no Secure Chat or Tor Network integration while Dash basically has nothing in terms of true privacy coin attributes.
Only Verge’s technology is comparable when used in “Stealth mode.” Verge Developer Justin Sunerok is actually an Advisor for TPAY, and TPAY boasts that the project has been thoroughly audited by him.
We love the potential of both projects (Verge & TokenPay) Both have excellent features that make teach of them attractive for different reasons and both have impressive technology behind them. Sky’s the limit for TokenPay.
Where To Buy: Qryptos
#16 Vibe (VIBE)
Vibe Coin is a platform designed to combine the benefits of blockchain with the emerging trend of virtual reality. The developers want to create new virtual spaces, which, among other things, make it possible to hold business meetings, attend live events, take part in sporting events and meet new people. Vibe is at the forefront and already today builds a platform that can be used for the upcoming virtual universe, the Vibehub.
Vibe Coin is based on the Ethereum blockchain and is an ERC20 token. The token is used in the context of payment transactions on the platform, so that artists and teachers have the opportunity to reach millions of users via virtual reality. Monetizing virtual augmented and virtual reality content plays a particularly important role here. In order to give users a good chance of success, they have the freedom to become active in unique marketplaces within the framework of the Vibehubs. In addition, all Vibe payments and transactions are completed through Vibehub.
Performers are ranked based on their online popularity. Tokens can be used to purchase merchandise or get access to music industry contacts. Eventually, they are expected to be accepted for ticket purchases.
Vibe’s initial coin offering (ICO) made history by selling out in less than 5 minutes, raising $10 million in the process. Among its backers is Charlie Shrem, one of the most visible members of the Bitcoin community.
#15 Enigma ($ENG)
What is Enigma?
Enigma is a privacy-focused project that is deploying a protocol to allow for data on the blockchain to be shielded from being accessed by third-parties, all the while avoiding the encryption that would make the data unusable for computation. Their aim is to turn Smart Contracts into Secret Contracts, opening the door to a number of privacy-sensitive industries to find solutions in the blockchain. Powered by the ENG token, it has already deployed Catalyst, a Dapp developed using the Enigma protocol that offers a decentralized data-driven crypto-asset investment and research marketplace.
Why we like Enigma
Enigma offers a very attractive value proposition while already having a deployed platform with tens of thousands of users. 2018’s second quarter will see the team deploying their main protocol’s testnet, which should be followed by their mainnet in Q3. Also, they will be at the Consensus conference, which takes place in New York between the 14th and 16th of this month, and are slotted to make an announcement, which should gather considerable investor attention. At the same time, ENG is starting to show signs of strength after a 90% price retracement, with growing volumes and a slight price uptick.
#14 Stratis ($STRAT)
What is Stratis?
Stratis has been developed to be a side-chain supporting blockchain. With a blockchain-as-a-service mentality, the platform allows other projects to develop their own applications on their own independent side-chains. It uses APIs as a way to access the side-chain, which overcomes issues of network maintenance and traffic. Because it has been designed in C#, a much more popularly known language than Solidity that was used to build Ethereum, Stratis offers an easy and reliable platform for developers to build their apps in.
Why we like Stratis
Stratis has been a sleeping giant for a while. After a price peak at over USD$20 in January, the STRAT token has retraced back to below USD$4 before a slight bounce to USD$7, where it stands now. The token is following a sustained upward trend that should greatly accelerate once the team launches its new ICO-dedicated platform. Scheduled for the 9th of May, this platform will greatly streamline crowd sales for blockchain projects and should bring a lot of attention from investors. Smart Contract launch is also not far in the horizon, so stay tuned.
#13 VeChain (VEN)
VeChain is the very fast blockchain based application to grace the crypto-world with an innovative way of providing tamper free information around products. This is a future business distributed model that will create a reference point for all players in the supply chain management.
The VeChain Foundation in Singapore started off as a supply chain company but has recently announced its plans to move into the decentralized platform and hence evolving to become Enterprise DApp (decentralized application) solutions similar to Ethereum.
VeChain’s operations are similar to IBM’s crypto-anchors technology. VeChain functions as a mix of blockchain technology and their in-house built smart chip (tiny piece of code) to track items throughout their lifecycle and also to guarantee you’re receiving the same intended product at every node. VeChain’s strategy is beneficial in many ways and most importantly:
- By implementing the smart chip technology it helps remove the need for trust at every stage the item takes to reach the end user
- It offers counterfeit protection by re-verifying items at every node
- It improves logistics systems through simplified product tracking
- Smart chip scan assists businesses to acquire current and accurate information on each item. It also helps with quality control
- The upgraded platform will use twin tokens such as VeChain Tokens [VET] and THOR power
- Businesses who hold more VET are given high priority and more rights on the new VeChain THOR blockchain
- Rebranding does not mean re-launching of the main chain, but it will be upgraded to use THOR power and also for the creation of Dapps to do business on the VeChain platform
- VeChain THOR mainly relies on nodes in the blockchain system. Nodes are rewarded with THOR for maintaining the network
- Nodes are differentiated by their maturity, date and amount of VET they hold. They are named Strength, Thunder, Mjolnir, and Thrudheim
- VEN tokens will become obsolete once these are fully converted to VET tokens
The VeChain Foundation names this new big change as Apothesis.
With VeChain Thor set to launch in June as per VeChian CEO Sunny Lu, the organization is accommodating new tie-ups to add to their already impressive list of partnerships.
#12 Bread (BRD)
The Bread Token (BRD) provides discounts and additional services when using the popular Bread wallet app. Bread is the first cryptocurrency wallet to provide a loyalty and customer rewards program. In the competitive cryptocurrency wallet market, Bread has acquired over 650,000 customers in over 150 countries. The next step is incentivizing people to stay inside the Bread ecosystem.
The Bread wallet is a free iOS or Android download and easy to set up. There is no registration or personal information collected during the setup process. Upon downloading the app you can import a Bitcoin wallet or create a new one. If you create a new wallet, you’ll be provided with a paper key, “a list of 12 words that can be used to restore access to your wallet if you ever lose or upgrade your phone.”
If you decide to later use a different wallet, the 12 words can be used to generate your private key and you’ll still be able to recover your Bitcoins. The keys are only accessible from your device so you won’t have to worry about Bread getting hacked.
The simple user interface has options for sending and receiving Bitcoins. In the menu option, for certain countries, there is the ability to buy Bitcoin directly from the Bread app.
The ultimate goal of Bread is to build a decentralized bank. Just as AirBnB doesn’t own any hotels and Uber doesn’t own any cars, Bread doesn’t actually hold any of your money. They are simply facilitating the sending and receiving of your money. The company is headquartered in Zurich but provides services for users all around the world.
Bread will partner with a variety of financial services institutions to allow for the “buying and selling of Bitcoin, direct deposit of wages into Bitcoin, payment of bills, buying and selling of tokens, tracking ROI of crypto assets, etc. Bread is aiming to reduce customer’s dependence on traditional fiat based banks and move them to the world of decentralized banking.”
Rather than try and set up in each country and become legally compliant, Bread simply partners with established third parties in different countries. “If you open your Bread in Japan, you will be given access to local exchanges and services that are legally compliant and serve customers in Japan. If you travel to Germany and open your Bread there, you will see the services that are available for use in that region.”
#11 Ontology ($ONT)
ONT is a NEP-5 token native to the NEO blockchain. Ontology is a dual token system very similar to NEO. By staking your ONT, you receive Ontology Gas (ONG), which is used as the fuel to performance transactions on the Ontology blockchain.
Ontology is attempting to tackle a massive issue: how do we verify data and personal identity in order to confidently upload information from the “meatspace” onto the blockchain? Without digital identity and secure data, no one can participate in the smart economy being created by NEO.
It’s an ambitious project that aims to work with all the major industries such as government, healthcare, insurance, and banking. While Ontology is a public blockchain, they will be creating private chains for companies and governments to store (and share) sensitive data such as healthcare records.
Why You Should Watch ONT
Mainnet Launch in June 2018
Ontology is one of many projects launching their mainnet in June, and it has seen an impressive run-up since being listed on Binance back in April. We may start to hear announcements of partnerships coming out after the launch, which could keep the momentum going.
Massive Team Backed By Tons of Resources
It’s good to see that Ontology has an absolutely massive team to match the ambition of the project. They’ve also partnered with a handful of Venture Funds focused on developing companies in the tech space, namely Sequoia Capital, Danhua Capital, and Matrix China.
Not to mention, NEO and Ontology were both created by the parent company Onchain. Onchain was co-founded by NEO’s founder (Da Hong Fei) and Ontology’s founder (Jun Li), signaling a tight-working relationship between the projects.
Strength of the NEO Ecosystem
Instead of competing for market share, each new project in the NEO ecosystem seems to fulfill an important niche. This leads to increased functionality of the ecosystem, which benefits all projects involved. Over time, this shared vision may create an unstoppable network effect, making it nearly impossible for another ecosystem to overtake NEO in China. If this happens, the ONT token will be worth orders of magnitude more than it is today.
#10 Cardano ($ADA)
The much-awaited KEVM Testnet for Cardano has been released a few hours ago. K-EVM is a stack-based machine which is an executable form of semantics at the Ethereum Virtual Machine [EVM]. This is the first ever Cardano smart contracts corrected by an EVM, specified in the K framework.
Tweet by IOHK:
“First Cardano smart contracts testnet launches today, the KEVM testnet. This is the first time that a complete formal semantics of the EVM have been produced and important first in cryptocurrency that is a step towards building 3rd generation blockchains: https://buff.ly/2ktR7PR “
Charles Hoskinson, the CEO of Cardano tweeted:
“Yo Dog, I heard you like smart contracts? So we put smart contract in your smart contracts on a blockchain https://testnet.iohkdev.io/goguen/ Cardano CL’s first testnet has been released”
All the developers are allowed to take any application that runs on EVM and test it on KEVM to prove the complete working of the smart contracts. The Testnet is executed by specifying the desired property from the contract in K and combining the contract with the KEVM specification. Further, the K framework can be used to verify all the existing properties.
The technology is produced by Runtime Verification with the support of IOHK. IOHK claims that this is an important step towards the promise of third-generation blockchains.
The next Cardano test is scheduled in the month of July, which is a new virtual machine called IELE. IELE will give the developers the leverage to write, compile and execute smart contracts, with improved security and performance compared to the KEVM Testnet.
#9 Kyber Network (KNC)
This is simply a case of a quality project being severely undervalued.
Kyber Network (KNC) is a decentralized exchange built on a system of reserves. The project, which held its ICO in late 2017, is one of two projects formally advised and backed by Vitalik Buterin (Buterin has announced his support and advisement publicly for Kyber Network and OmiseGo).
Kyber’s decentralized exchange model is unlike anything we have seen before because it provides guaranteed liquidity at all times.
At its core, Kyber is also deflationary. The reserves must hold and spend KNC to execute these transactions, and a portion of the spent KNC is burned following every trade. As users and reserves increase on the Kyber Network, so will the demand for KNC. However, the supply of KNC will simultaneously decrease. High demand plus low supply equals positive price action.
If you look across the market, you can see how exchange tokens have been bullish over the past few months. Tokens such as BNB, ZRX, KCS, and KMD have all found their way into the top 50 cryptocurrencies on CoinMarketCap. However, Kyber is currently sitting in the 70s, and it seems to have stabilized in that range. Based on the success of the other utility tokens in its field, KNC seems to be extremely undervalueD.
#8 0x ($ZRX)
0x is an open source protocol for order discovery and execution. The 0x team aims to provide a real exchange with order books and liquidity. As such, the protocol incentivizes third parties to create channels, called “relayers,” for users to generate and broadcast these messages. 0x allows relayers to charge a fee, denominated in ZRX, for their services. While 0x offers the back-end infrastructure for decentralized exchange, relayers will provide the front-end services that allow 0x to compete with existing centralized services.
In addition to facilitating exchanges within existing DApps, the 0x protocol also makes it possible for any third party to run a dedicated decentralized exchange built directly on top of 0x. These parties are called relayers; they run their own order books and user interfaces but conduct trades using the 0x contracts. Radar Relay, The 0cean, Kin Alpha, Paradex, and EthFinex are all independent companies that are building 0x relayers. Other projects such as dYdX, Dharma, and Market are building derivatives and other financial products using 0x.
0x has an extremely talented team that is tackling one of the most pressing needs in the crypto ecosystem using the best technical approach (off-chain relay with on-chain settlement) coupled with strong market validation. The ecosystem that has emerged around 0x is incredible– not only are relayers building traditional exchanges on 0x, but others are using the protocol to offer other financial instruments, and many of the biggest projects in the Ethereum ecosystem are integrating 0x directly.
0x is fueling up for launch.
#7 Deep Brain Chain ($DBC)
Deep Brain Chain (DBC) Out of all the undervalued cryptocurrencies listed here, this one is the most likely to be big if you’re reading this article a few months from this being published. DBC is a smart contract token based on NEO that’s already listed on KuCoin and soon to be listed on Houbi, a popular Korean exchange.
It solves a huge problem in the artificial intelligence space, the training of new computers, and that’s one of the reasons DBC could be so valuable.What DBC does is create a blockchain based neural network training platform that connects computers across the world. It’s essentially a distributed AI creation network that may or may not be used in the next Skynet.
- Invested in by NEO
- First mover in the artificial intelligence space in cryptocurrencies.
- Team of top scientists and a whitepaper that actually makes sense.
- Constantly shilled on reddit and /biz/
Where to buy DBC: Kucoin
#6 Decred (DCR)
Medium author John Creasy Sums it up nicely:
The original goal of Bitcoin was to create a “decentralized currency.” This means that there is no one force controlling the currency (in the US’ case, the Fed); Bitcoin would be of the people, for the people. As great an idea as this was, however, Bitcoin soon became controlled by an “oligarchy,” so to speak. A group of miners were fortunate enough to own expensive mining equipment that allowed them to control the supply and demand (aka the price) of Bitcoin. Some developers weren’t happy, so they struck out on their own.
Enter Decred! A few of the original Bitcoin developers had a vision. They dreamed of a currency that was purely decentralized, with no room for power-hungry oligarchies.
Decred makes sure miners and users have the same amount of influence.
This was a great improvement from Bitcoin, but that’s not all Decred can do. What if Soni, a brilliant developer, has an idea that could revolutionize Bitcoin? Unfortunately there is no way for her to easily propose and help implement that idea in the current Bitcoin system. But because Decred believes their biggest strength is their community, they welcome Soni and her proposal. With help from other Decred community members, Soni’s idea flourishes, and Decred grows exponentially. This happens all the time!
Decred encourages members of their community to make the system better.
Decred officially launched on February 8, 2016, and it has made leaps and bounds of progress this past year. They were just recently invited to present at a Coinbase talk, and since then prices have jumped dramatically. At launch last year, 1 Decred was worth about $1.20. Today, it hit $5.30!
Bitcoin may be the superpower in the Blockchain and cryptocurrency world for now, just as Netscape was once a superpower. Then the internet came along. Decred may not be the internet, but such improvements are coming. It would be in all our interests if people started paying attention to this particular cryptocurrency. It has vision.
Decred is up and coming, and you should pay attention.
Where to Buy: Cryptopia
#5 ZCash (ZEC)
Zcash is a decentralized and open-source cryptocurrency that offers privacy and selective transparency of transactions. Zcash payments are published on a public blockchain, but the sender, recipient, and amount of a transaction remain private. Zcash is based on peer-reviewed cryptographic research and built by a security-specialized engineering team on an open source platform based on Bitcoin Core’s battle-tested codebase. Zcash uses advanced cryptographic techniques, namely zero-knowledge proofs, to guarantee the validity of transactions without revealing additional information about them.
Zcash hard fork, Overwinter, is scheduled to take place between June 25th and 28th of this year which builds on its Sapling update by providing faster transactions and more privacy. The hard fork introduces a “transaction expiry” so that the Zcash mempool does not balloon and cause transactions to be delayed due to resulting mining delays.
As Bitcoin’s mempool has often ballooned several times this year, causing several hour delays in receiving funds, this hard fork may receive increased attention in the media as investors begin to switch to Zcash as a more consistent payment medium and liquid store of value. Custodial & Exchange Acceptance.
In May, Gemini, the popular US exchange founded by Facebook co-founders, the Winklevoss twins, announced support for Zcash trading and custody. In addition, Circle, the Goldman Sachs-backed app company that purchased Poloniex, added Zcash to its offerings. Zcash is only the third cryptocurrency to be accepted by Gemini in addition to Bitcoin and Ethereum.
As Gemini is New York-based and is subject to the high regulatory standards of the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), this may pave the way for future acceptance by other exchanges like Coinbase. It may also clear the way for institutional investment and holding as a store of value in order to diversify away from the US dollar, gold, and existing large cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Ethereum & Litecoin.
Where to Buy: Binance
#4 DragonChain ($DRGN)
The US based company, Dragon Chain has been gaining quite a bit of attention from both newcomers and veteran crypto investors. Dragon Chainoffers blockchain as-a-service, which allows businesses to implement blockchain technology to secure their databases and execute smart contracts – all without any technical expertise. All business data is retained by the owning company and with a server-less scalable platform, any further development can be done with ease.
In addition to real world use case, Dragon Chain also serves as a platform for exclusive ICOs that can only be participated in by holding the DRGN token. The ICO function of Dragon Chain is projected to be a crucial element as over 200 projects are planned to launch an initial coin offering exclusively through Dragon Chain. To make things better, any upcoming Dragon Chain ICO will accept United States investors and only one KYC (know your customer) is required.
To bring this all together, an incredibly talented team was formed that consists of some very accomplished individuals. The list of team accreditations is too long to include in this article but a noteworthy detail to note, is that the founder of Dragon Chain, Joe Roets – has 20 years experience in software architecture and has been involved with companies such as Overstock, Coinbase, and Walt Disney. Being a United States based company with infrastructure that is completely scalable, an incentivized HODL program, and exclusive ICOs being launched on the platform – Dragon Chain is gearing up to be a promising project.
With launch of the AWS server-less platform right at the end of March, we feel that when the market turns, DRGN is going to fly (or will it rise?)
Usually announcements like this are already priced in, but with the market in its current state, people don’t seem to have jumped on the Dragon’s back with quite as much enthusiasm as they may over the next few weeks.
Dragon is perhaps one of the best long-term hold of these picks as well, so now might be one of the best entry-points you’ll ever get.
Where To Buy DRGN: Kucoin
#3 ICON ($ICX)
ICON (ICX) expects to build the largest decentralization network of communities such as financial institutions, insurance companies, hospitals, universities, and more. ICON (ICX) decentralization networks allow independent blockchains with different governances to transact with one another without intermediaries. Anyone can create a new blockchain project and join the network. A new blockchain project is free to connect with existing projects and create new unique worlds, or blockchain multiverse. ICON (ICX) itself can be viewed as both a living organism and an ecosystem.
ICON (ICX) is already working with South Korea institutions. ICON (ICX) is a vision with a proven track record and has progressed beyond the initial concept stage. ICON (ICX) already boasts communities comprised of reputable institutions, banks, securities, insurance, hospitals, universities, and more. The company states, “a future with faster money remittance and frictionless value exchange of securities, medical records, academic data, insurance fees is within our reach.”
South Korea as a major key player in cryptocurrency and with a GDP of $1.4 trillion one could only imagine if merely a fraction of South Korea institution gets on boardICON (ICX) Network. ICON (ICX) is being set to be a regional cryptocurrency much like NEO is the Ethereum (ETH) of China.
Flood of Partnerships
ICON (ICX) as a South Korean based project has a regional advantage with support from their regional industries and government. Samsung, Hyundai, Wanchain, Aion are working partners with ICON (ICX).
LINE Corporation, a Japanese based app development company known for its LINE social media platform with over 200 million daily active users, integration into the ICXblockchain network will be a massive exposure.
Good Time To Buy Icon ICX?
Down from an all-time high by 78% from a $4.736 billion market cap and price of $12.51, ICON (ICX) has experienced a massive correction since January 9th of this year, which is a good indication to buy. As cryptocurrency investors, we are looking for coins that are experiencing a 40% to 70% price correction and has found support at a 3,100 to 3,400 satoshi price and an above average volume of $20 million volume per 24hr.
Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) and Ripple (XRP) have experienced their share of massive corrections in price this year.
Alongside the price, correction is the constant influx of new partnerships ICON (ICX) is adding. In a speculative market, partnerships are key for a massive return on investment. ICON (ICX) is on top of this metric. Considering all the appropriate metrics, I believe now is the time to buy ICON (ICX).
#2 EOS ($EOS)
EOS is a general purpose smart contract blockchain platform created by Dan Larimer and the Block.one team. EOS has prioritized speed, scalability, and end user experience.
EOS uses a Delegated Proof-of-Stake (DPoS) consensus mechanism to achieve high throughput, with no transaction fees. The EOS token is required to leverage shared network resources such as bandwidth, storage, etc.
Why You Should Watch EOS
There is a long list of reasons to invest in EOS, and here are a few things to keep your eye on in June.
After a year-long ICO raising over $2 billion, the EOS blockchain will finally go live on the mainnet on June 2. There has been a ton of hype, but can EOS possibly live up to it all?
EOS is highly capitalized, which suggests that they will throw a lot of money into their launch. Besides their massive hackathon series, presumably the EOS team reserved some big news to announce during the launch.
Scalability is one of the most talked-about issues in 2018, and EOS is a high-performance blockchain positioned to capture that value.
EOS plans to launch with 1,000–6,000 TPS. If this is realized, they will have one of the fastest blockchains available today. EOS achieves high performance through the use of Delegated Proof-of-Stake (DPoS) with a relatively small amount (21) of Block Producers (a.k.a. nodes).
Will Solidity developers wait until Ethereum increases throughput via sharding, or will they jump ship to EOS, which can already process thousands of transactions per second? Adding fuel to the fire, EOS plans to offer the ability to simply port projects from Ethereum over to EOS.
Most projects built on EOS have done (or are planning to do) an airdrop for EOS token holders. While this is by no means a requirement, it’s a great strategy to seed your community, and it makes the EOS token more valuable. There are at least 5 scheduled airdrops in June, most notably, Everipedia’s IQ token.
Buy the Rumor, Sell the News?
So far in 2018, EOS has been one of the best-performing tokens in the top 100 by market cap. As we approach the mainnet launch, will we see a selloff that typically follows big events? Or will the EOS token maintain its strength long term?
#1 DIG (DIG)
Dignity (DIG) The Sleeping Giant
Believe us, or choose to believe the FUDsters on Telegram, that’s your choice and we won’t be upset with you either way. But we have done a thorough analysis of this token, the management at Cryptobontix & Arbitrade and their proposed mining operations, and to say we’re excited about this one would be an understatement. There are risks with any investment, especially cryptocurrency so never allocate more than you can comfortably afford to lose. That being said, the potential of this one, is off the charts.
Cryptobontix/Arbitrade (Formerly Unity Ingot)
Cryptobontix has a slightly different vision for Unity Ingot. While they are still attempting to continue maintaining the whole legacy asset idea in play for UNY, they have also converted the token into a new token named Dignity (DIG). The amount of smart contract is also being reduced from the huge 10 billion tokens to a bit more acceptable 3 billion. Their main focus is also to ensure that each token is being backed by $1 of Gold.
In addition to the token conversion, Cryptobontix is also planning to roll out 3 additional tokens on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018. The final token breakdown is as follows: one token representing $1 USD in Gold, assumed to be the new DIG token, $2 USD in Silver for the second new token, $3 USD in Platinum for the third new token, and $4 in Palladium for the fourth new token. This is a very interesting idea because now these token will have multiple ways to back their value through the rare metals market.
While the original success of UNY was somewhat stifled by the decline of Bitcoin value, at the same time it introduced a rather interesting way to ensure tokens retain their value and can be passed down to future generations.
Reducing the amount of token from the original 10 billion to 3 billion should make a huge difference in the ability of this token to retain its value; we think Cryptobontix is making an excellent decision here. Adding additional token to diversify the value profile is also a great move.
*** Breaking News ***
Management Addresses All Rumors, Telegram Drama & FUD
- DIG Announces New (World Class) Management Team
- DIG is currently on track to have 25,000 mining rigs up and running within six months. Their goal for this time next year is 65,000 mining rigs.
- DIG Announces Airdrop! Everyone holding DIG will be airdropped the new tokens for free as a bonus for holding DIG.
To accept the airdrop, you will have to move your DIG tokens to a non-exchange wallet.
The “bonus token” will be listed on a minimum of two exchanges to possibly five.
Compatible Third-Party Wallets:
- Exodus Wallet
- MyEtherWallet (MEW)
- Trezor Hard Wallet
- Ledger Hard Wallet
- Bread Wallet
- Mycelium Wallet
DIG tokens can be transferred onto exchanges again, once the airdrop has completed.
Do your due diligence and be ready. DIG is literally doubling your holdings at no cost so now you will own two different tokens.
With some of the upcoming partnerships and news expected over the next couple of months (according to industry insiders) Dignity (DIG) could do another 500% without breaking a sweat. Making Dignity (DIG) our #1 pick with the highest upside % upside.
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Top Bitcoin/Altcoin Casinos
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Coming in at #1 again, BetChain is an impressive casino and one of the pioneers in the Bitcoin scene. Since it was established, the casino has focused strongly on servicing the Bitcoin community. Only lately the casino has opened up its doors to traditional currencies, but its identity remains strongly defined by Bitcoin. Betchain is also re-launching its whole VIP program and refining its customer service further to offer an unprecedented gaming experience to all its clients
BetChain’s focus on service, coupled with unique bonus offers, makes it one of the most successful Bitcoin casinos. BetChain caters to customers hailing from different regions of the world. That means that apart from English, its page is also available in German, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Portuguese, Turkish, Greek, Dutch and Swedish. BetChain also offers live chat, 24 hour customer support, and lightning quick withdrawals.
Provably Fair: BetChain emphasizes provably fairness, allowing gamers (and the casino) to verify all bet outcomes to ensure they were correct and fair.
- Safe and Secure: BetChain claims to use the latest in encryption and secure servers to ensure that customers’ money is always safe.
- 24/7 Support: Contact BetChain anytime, day or night, at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the BetChain support form.
mBit is another major U.S. friendly bitcoin casino brand that have earned a stellar reputation for quality software and great customer service since they were founded in 2014 . They are based in Curacao and are fully regulated by the gaming commission there.
- All the games at mBit were independently tested and verified for fairness by RNG.
- mBit is now home to over 1,000 different games and new ones are added weekly.
- Live dealer blackjack, sede, baccarat, roulette and more available for BTC or Euro.
- Deposit instantly and for free. Sign-up takes seconds and only requires an email.
- mBit Casino is fully functional on any Android, iPad, iPhone or Windows Phone.
- United States of America players are welcome. Site in both English and Russian.
- mBit have an exceptional VIP program and a 110% 1st deposit bonus to 1 BTC .
The Top Exchanges
Binance is the #1 exchange in our opinion. If you don’t have an account with Binance and you plan to trade crypto.. you’ll want one.
Join Kucoin for some of the small/mid cap cryptocurrencies that may not be listed on Binance yet.
Fess of KuCoin are really competitive. It charges a flat fee of 0.1% per trade, while the average in the secctor is around 0.20% – 0.25%. Besides, for those who hold KuCoin Shares, there are attractive discounts.
Best Exchange for Small/Micro cap cryptocurrencies.
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