Top 10 Tokens of 2018
Exclusive Report: Top 10 Tokens of 2018 As of February 25th, 2018, there are approximately 1,523 cryptocurrencies on the market according to CoinMarketCap.com. It’s no secret that excitement about the crypto market has exploded in the recent year, which has brought many revolutionary companies to the forefront, as well as various bad actors. The Crypto Report was created as a way to keep the public informed through verified data, giving people the proper tools to make smart cryptocurrency investing decisions. There are 3 main criteria for choosing what cryptocurrencies to invest in: UTILITY • Is the company behind this digital asset solving a global problem that is not currently being addressed by possible competitors? • Is the specific industry that the crypto is entering ripe for disruption? • Do you see this business flourishing in 10 years? TEAM • Has the team already been involved in successful projects? • Are the members of the executive team media savvy? Can they hook that crucial Forbes article? • Does the management communicate well on Social Media outlets? Do they already have a healthy following? GROWTH STORY • Does the Road Map clearly describe important growth milestones? • Is there an already existing ecosystem surrounding this coin? Discovering the world of possibilities that blockchain and cryptocurrencies offer is a journey worth taking. Thanks for choosing The Crypto Report as your vehicle!
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Digital Assets Are Changing the World Visualizing the Growth: The graph below displays the relative growth pattern of the total cryptocurrency market value by cap. From $4B in 2015 to $460B today!
10 Cryptocurrency: Cindicator (CND) Utility: Cindicator is an ecosystem of predictive analytics, data and indicators powered by Hybrid Intelligence to support traditional and crypto financial market analysis.
Team : Mike Brusov Mike Brusov, CEO and Co-Founder of Cindicator, is a technological entrepreneur with 8 years of experience in launching companies in big data and predictive analytics. After graduating from Bauman Moscow State University, Brusov’s craving for IT products determined his entrepreneur path. The book by Isaac Asimov “Foundation,” led to the launch of the Cindicator company 15 years later. Brusov is a black swan ideologist, superforecaster, and Cindicator’s triathlon team captain.
Yuri Lobyntsev Yuri Lobyntsev, CTO and Co-Founder of Cindicator, is an out-of-the-box inventor, entrepreneur, and distributed applications developer. Starting coding at age 10, Lobyntsev traveled the world, winning competitions in sailing, math, and informatics, he is highly skilled in rapid nonclassical problem-solving using extraordinary approaches. Lobyntsev is passionate about new challenges and revolutionary ideas and has been involved in deep psychology, human and machine consciousness, complex systems interaction, neuro-communications, and explorations beyond rational limits.
Growth Story: October 20, 2017 - $0.016 per coin February 23, 2018 - $0.14 per coin 10K investment on October 20, 2017 would be worth $87,500 today (+875%)
Why: 1. A diverse group of financial analysts make their forecasts through the Cindicator Platform, answering various financial questions and predicting event outcomes. The questions are divided into several sections and cover both crypto and traditional financial markets. 2. At the core of the Hybrid Intelligence system, unique datasets provided by Cindicatorâ€™s analyst community pass through layers of machine learning to be transformed into valuable indicators. 3. The ML models applied are never static and continually learning by reviewing historical data and analyzing 500K+ predictions using complex statistical tools. Since the beginning of 2016 the indicators have been sourced via API by 11 hedge funds and three banks. 4. Cindicator tracks price drops and surges for a specified threshold. You can specify multiple thresholds for all supported pairs. 5. Displaying a list of prices on all supported exchanges for any given pair. Lists are sorted by price from lowest to highest.
9 Cryptocurrency: Monetha (MTH) Utility: Decentralized trust and reputation system (DTRS), powered by smart contracts, work flawlessly with Monetha’s payment processor. Through trustworthy and transparent reviews made by customers, transactions are secured. The information needed to ensure a trustful relationship between buyer and seller (such as warranty) will be recorded onto the blockchain. Smart contracts will automatically amend each party's trust rating according to an algorithm that assesses the quality of the transaction.
Team: Andrej Ruckij Andrej Ruckij, Co-Founder and Technology Lead of Monetha, is the mastermind architect of “Monetha” technology. He has experience as Vice President of Development at “Adform”: a global digital advertising company. He’s an engineering star who led a 300+ team of engineers to create the scalable Adform technology that is now used globally. With a degree in computer science, Andrej is recognized as one of the thought leaders in “Agile” software development philosophy and runs one of the most read “Agile” blogs in the world called “Agile Mindstorm”. It is notable, that Andrej left “Adform” after 9 years of excellent work to co-found “Monetha”.
Eric Duprat Eric Duprat, Payments Lead of Monetha, is a major name in the payments industry. A former General Manager of Mobile at PayPal, Eric played an instrumental role in establishing PayPal as a player in mobile payments. Under Eric’s leadership, PayPal’s mobile payment business saw growth from $7M of payment volume in 2008 to + $4 billion in 2011. During the past two decades, Eric has established a reputation throughout the industry as a results-oriented leader with 20+ years of experience in global payment and security.
Growth Story: October 10, 2017 - $0.07 per coin February 23, 2018 - $0.16 per coin 10K investment on October 10, 2017 would be worth $22,850 today (+228%)
Why: 1. Traditional payment gateways take up to 15 different type of fees. With a transaction fee ranging from 2% to 6%. By using the Ethereum blockchain, Monetha will have a single step and one fee only: a transaction fee of 1.5%. 2. An accepted transaction is only the beginning of a long sequence of intermediary transfers before it lands in the merchant's bank account days or weeks later. Time is money, which is why Monetha transacts in a matter of seconds. No intermediaries. Just you and the customer. 3. By using the Ethereum blockchain, Monetha will make commerce transparent and trustful. Monethaâ€™s Decentralized Trust and Reputation System is minimizing the possibility of an unreliable commerce for both the merchant and the client. 4. Based on the information saved during the transaction, clients and merchants will be able to file/solve a claim, rate each other, view ratings etc. Their history is then recorded onto the immutable Ethereum blockchain so that others can make wellinformed commercial decisions. 5. Allows sellers to build transferable, independent, universal and transparent reputation to boost commerce. Trust and be trusted globally.
8 Cryptocurrency: 0x (ZRX) Utility: 0x (ZRX) is an open, permissionless protocol allowing for ERC20 tokens to be traded on the Ethereum blockchain.
Team: Will Warren Will Warren, Co-Founder and CEO of 0x, is a smart contract Research and Developer. Warren previously applied physics at Los Alamos Nat Lab and mechanical engineering at University of California San Diego.
Amir Bandeali Amir Bandeali, Co-Founder and CTO of 0x, is a smart contract expert. Amir was previously a fixed income trader at DRW. He graduated with a degree in finance at University of Illinois.
Fablo Berger Fablo Berger, Senior Engineer of 0x, is a full-stack blockchain engineer. Fablo was previously a software engineer at Airtable and the founder of WealthLift. He received his degree in computer science at Duke University.
Growth Story: September 21, 2017 - $0.17 per coin February 23, 2017 - $0.97 per coin 10K investment on September 10, 2017 would be worth $57,058 today (+570%)
Why: 1. Decentralized organizations use tokens to represent ownership and guide their governance logic. 0x allows decentralized organizations to seamlessly and safely trade ownership for startup capital. 2. Decentralized prediction market platforms generate sets of tokens that represent a financial stake in the outcomes of real-world events. 0x allows these tokens to be instantly tradable. 3. Novel economic constructs such as stable coins require efficient, liquid markets to succeed. 0x will facilitate the underlying economic mechanisms that allow these tokens to remain stable. 4. Efficient lending requires liquid markets where investors can buy and resell loans. 0x enables an ecosystem of lenders to self-organize and efficiently determine market prices for all outstanding loans. 5. Decentralized fund management limits fund managers to investing in pre-agreed upon asset classes. Embedding 0x into fund management smart contracts enables them to enforce these security constraints.
7 Cryptocurrency: POWR Utility : The Power Ledger Platform is a trustless, transparent, and interoperable energy trading platform that supports an ever-expanding suite of Citizen Utilities: participants who generate, consume and transact electricity energy applications, with an exchangeable frictionless energy trading token, Sparkz. The Power Ledger Token (POWR) is the fuel of the Power Ledger Ecosystem with bespoke private trading applications creating Sparkz in exchange for POWRs. Sparkz are currently purchased and redeemed using fiat currencies with individual trading platforms hosting closed loop exchanges for energy and Sparkz.
Team : Bill Tai, World Renowned VC Funding startups as a VC since 1991, Bill is a leading figure in the Blockchain segment. He is a Board Director of BitFury, where he Chairs the Strategy Committee of the Board, and Board Chairman of Hut8, North America's largest crypto mining operation. He cocreated the annual Blockchain Summit on Necker Island in 2014, is lead Board Advisor to P2P Energy Company Power Ledger, the first ever Australian company to hold an ICO, and an investor and advisor in Blockchain based startups including Airswap, Gamma, BlockSeer and fund SparkChain Capital. His interest in cryptocurrency began in 2001 as a contributor to the creation of the currency in SecondLife and accelerated when he lit up his first Bitcoin Miner in 2009.
Dr Jemma Green Armed with a bachelor of Commerce in Finance from Murdoch University in Perth, she started a career in banking at JP Morgan in London. Here her work involved bringing sustainability and corporate social responsibility to the task of lending big money. This often involved persuading industries like mining to clean up their act, a challenge she relishes despite its complexity.
Growth Story: November 1, 2017 - $0.05 per coin February 25, 2018 - $0.57 per coin 10K investment on November 1, 2017 would be worth $114,000 today (+1,140%)
Why: 1. Using the Power Ledger energy-trading platform, building managers will be able to trade renewable energy from solar panels installed on each building with autonomous financial settlement enabled via the use of a secure banking interface. 2. Power Ledger gives retailers the ability to empower consumers to simply trade electricity with one another and receive payment in real-time from an automated and trustless reconciliation and settlement system. 3. The Power Ledger system was built to help drive down the costs of energy for consumers. 4. Carbon traders will benefit greatly from Power Ledgerâ€™s immutable distributed ledger technology, which provides transparency and auditability in the reporting and surrendering of carbon credits or certificates to regulatory authorities. 5. The Platform provides real time data metering, collection of big data, right to access and dispatch assets, rapid transaction settlement, network load balancing, responding to non-stationary energy.
6 Cryptocurrency: Aeron (ARN) Utility: The improvement in aviation safety today can be achieved by using blockchain technology. It will exclude the possibility of loss, distortion, or forgery of vital log data, therefore significantly reducing the risk of fatal accidents. Information should be transparent and available for the authorities to improve safety.
Team: Artem Orange Artem Orange, CEO of Aeron, has more than 15 years of experience in telecoms and finance. Ex-CEO of two national cellular operators and a serial entrepreneur in hi-tech industries. Aviation enthusiast and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder since 2009.
Nadezhda Barkanova Nadezhda Barkanova, CTO of Aeron, is an aircraft operation and air traffic management engineer with over 11 years of experience, specializing in full cycle of production aeronautical databases, flight crew training programs, flight simulators and computer based training development. EASA PPL(A) holder since 2013.
Konstantin Gertman Konstantin Gertman, CDO of Aeron, has 14 years of experience in consulting, market research and financial businesses. Master of Science in Banking and Finance. A passionate small aviation enthusiast and Co-founder of aerotrips.com, EASA certified pilot since 2013.
Growth Story: November 7, 2017 $0.483 per coin February 25, 2018 $2.26 per coin 10K investment on November 7th would be worth about $46,790 today (+467%)
Why: 1. With Aeron, aircraft operators are able to log flight data to blockchain through the company application. 2. With Aeron, pilots are able to log flight hours and submit data. The pilot app also offers a loyalty program and gives access to the best curated offers. 3. Passengers and flight school students can access validated global database of aviation services through aerotrips.com. 4. Maintenance Organizations log service data and submit to blockchain through the company application. 5. Fixed Base Operators submit airport services data to blockchain through the company application. Operators
5 Cryptocurrency : Po.et (POE) Utility: Po.et uses cryptography to give both publishers and content creators the tools to automate the licensing process without relying on any third parties. Choose from a pre-existing license or create your own terms and automate the payments, transfer and issuance of licenses.
Team: Jeremy Kandah Jeremy Kandah, Chief Coin Officer of Po.et, is a serial entrepreneur. Kandahâ€™s first startup was Flurry, the world's largest mobile analytics company which later sold to Yahoo. He founded Appcasher, LLC, a mobile advertising platform and the DApps Fund. He has raised a $10 million Bitcoin venture fund and assisted in establishing several ICOs, including Maidsafe, which set records by raising $6.4 million within two hours.
Lautaro Dragan Lautaro Dragan, Technical Lead of Po.et, is a software developer who specializes in APIs and web apps. Dragan has nearly 10 years of experience as a full-stack developer working for software companies like OLX (LetGo) and Globant and as an independent professional developing tailored solutions for local businesses. In his free time, heâ€™s a game development enthusiast.
Pat Riley Pat Riley, Head of Product of Po.et, is a self-taught designer who has been building products on top of Bitcoin for three years. Riley has a background in street art, brand strategy and sustainable development. He has worked for companies like Apple, BitPay and, most recently, BTC Media.
Growth Story: November 14, 2017 - $0.005 per coin February 25, 2018 - $0.05 per coin 10K investment made on November 14th would be worth $100,000 today (+1,000%)
Why: 1. Generate immutable and timestamped titles for your creative works and register your assets to the Po.et network. Because it is decentralized and secured by the blockchain, the metadata attribution remains safe, verifiable and immutable. 2. Providing an open network in a space that is always been controlled by third parties, Po.et builds a bridge between creators and publishers. Discover new content or verify authenticity, authorized through a truly transparent system of attribution. 3. Po.etâ€™s data is secured by the most powerful computing network in the world, the Bitcoin mining network. Cryptographic signatures guarantee the integrity of data and identity of parties interacting on the Po.et network. 4. Anyone can extend or modify Po.et to meet their needs. Build the future of academic research, meme libraries or anything else.
4 Cryptocurrency: Cardano (ADA) Utility: Cardano is a decentralized public blockchain and cryptocurrency project that is fully open source. Cardano is developing a smart contract platform which seeks to deliver more advanced features than any protocol previously developed. It is the first blockchain platform to evolve out of a scientific philosophy and a research-first driven approach. The development team consists of a large global collective of expert engineers and researchers.
The Cardano Foundation The Cardano Foundation’s core mission is to standardize, protect and promote the Cardano Protocol technology. Their goals are: •
To Study and Propose Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Regulation
To act as a Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Standards Body
To Protect, Enhance and Evolve the Cardano Ecosystem
To Aggregate, Educate and Grow the Cardano Community
To Serve as an Objective Organization for Enterprises to Join
Emurgo The role of Emurgo is to develop, support, and incubate commercial ventures and help integrate these businesses into Cardano’s decentralized blockchain ecosystem. Emurgo is investment focused and invests in two ways: •
Through direct investment into start-up ventures
Developing commercial partners who want to use blockchain technology to revolutionize their industries
Emurgo has established research and development centers in key geographies such as the Philippines, South Korea, and Vietnam, and has headquarters in Japan. In the first phase of building the community Emurgo will focus on establishing infrastructure so it can later deploy funds to strategic projects and application builders.
Growth Story: November 14, 2017 - $0.026 December 29, 2017 - $0.56 10K investment on November 14th would be worth over $215,000 today (+2,150%)
Why: 1. This is the first blockchain project to be developed from a scientific philosophy, and the only one to be designed and built by a global team of leading academics and engineers. 2. This digital cash represents the future of money, making possible fast, direct transfers that are guaranteed to be secure through the use of cryptography. 3. It is a technological platform that will be capable of running financial applications currently used every day by individuals, organisations and governments all around the world. 4. The technology is secure, flexible and scalable for use by many millions of users. 5. The scientific rigour applied to mission-critical systems such as aerospace and banking has been brought to the field of cryptocurrencies, with a high assurance implementation.
3 Cryptocurrency: Stellar Lumens (XLM) Utility: Stellar is a decentralized, hybrid blockchain that is fully open-source. Its infrastructure exists to facilitate cross-asset transfers of value, including payments. With just one integration into the Stellar Network, you will join an open, global financial network where all actors – be they people, payment networks, or banks – have equal access & economic participation.
Team: Joyce Kim Joyce Kim, Co-Founder of Stellar, was a VC at Freestyle Capital and an entrepreneur. Prior to that, she was an attorney at Wilmer Hale and Sherman & Sterling and pro bono at Sanctuary for Families and the Innocence Project. Joyce graduated from Cornell University at the age of 19, followed by graduate school at Harvard and Columbia Law School. She is also a Director’s Fellow at the MIT Media Lab.
Nicolas Berry Nicolas Berry, CTO of Stellar, is excited by turning potential technology into something practical that benefits most. He likes to tinker with software and tackle hard distributed problems. He previously helped build large scale systems at Microsoft and Salesforce. Nicolas holds a MS in Computer Science and Mathematics from ENSEEIHT in Toulouse, France.
Jed McCaleb Jed McCaleb, Stellar Developer, is a co-founder of Stellar Development Foundation. Previously, he created eDonkey2000 which became one of the largest file-sharing networks in its time. He later created Mt. Gox, the first bitcoin exchange, which was subsequently sold and re-coded by its current owners, followed by Ripple.
Growth Story: August 5, 2014 - $0.002 per coin January 22, 2017 - $0.34 per coin 10K investment on August 5, 2014 would be worth $1.7M today (+17,000)
Why: 1. With a team of top technology and finance professionals, the nonprofit Stellar.org expands access to low-cost financial services to fight poverty and maximize individual potential. 2. Stellar Lumens allows users to send money across borders quickly, for a fraction of a cent. Users are allowed to facilitate low-cost payments between different currencies. 3. Stellar Lumens allows users to increase efficiency and decrease the cost of smaller transfers. Stellar Lumens allows users to offer incremental payment options to their customers. 4. Stellar Lumens allows users to make mobile money platforms interoperable. Let your customers send MM to recipients with different providers.
2 Cryptocurrency: Tron (TRX) Utility: TRON is a blockchain-based decentralized protocol that aims to construct a worldwide free content entertainment system with the blockchain and distributed storage technology. The protocol allows each user to freely publish, store, and own data in the decentralized autonomous form. Publishers decide the distribution, subscription and push of content, thus forming a decentralized content entertainment ecosystem. Peiwo App with over 10 million users will become the first TRONcompatible entertainment partner.
Team: Justin Sun Justin Sun is the founder of TRON and Callme (PEIWO) APP. TRON is the world top 40 crypto network and blockchain entertainment content protocol. PEIWO is one of the largest voice live streaming apps in China. Justin is on the list of Forbes 30 under 30 for three times from 2015 to 2017. He is the only millennial student of Hupan University and becomes a protégé of China’s tycoon Jack Ma, Chairman of the Alibaba Group. Justin obtained a Master Degree from the University of Pennsylvania after he received a bachelor degree from Peking University.
Lucien Chen Lucien Chen is the CTO of TRON. Prior to TRON, Chen served in many first-tier Internet companies, such as Netease Youdao, Tencent, and Qihoo 360. With capabilities of developing with million-level system architecture, he has rich experience in big data, advertising algorithms, DMP system, BT system, CTR platform and high concurrent system framework design. He also has practical experience in team management, strategic planning and business integration. Apart from that, Lucien Chen not only has a deep understanding in cryptography, but also was an ealry investor of Bitcoin.
Growth Story: September 13, 2017 - $0.002 per coin February 25, 2018 - $0.04 per coin 10K investment made on September 13th would be worth $200,000 today (+2,000%)
Why: 1. Justin Sun has made impressive strides with his wildly successful Peiwu App, close connection to Jack Ma, numerous features in Forbes Magazine, and the hiring of top executives from Uber and Alibaba. His ecosystem of products and followers create the positive growth story needed for exponential growth in 2018. 2. Data liberation - On a free and uncontrolled basis, the contents including characters, pictures, audios and videos may be unloaded, stored and spread. 3. Content enabling: digital assets are obtained through provision and spread of contents, thus economically stimulating the enabling of content ecology. 4. Personal ICO - An individual may freely distribute digital assets in the form of ICO, while others may enjoy the benefits and services brought due to the continuous development of data contributors by purchasing digital assets.
1 Cryptocurrency : Ripple (XRP) Utility : Ripple is one of the few cryptocurrency companies that is structured as a forprofit organization. The purpose of Ripple is to reduce the transaction settlement time for institutional funds from the normal 4 days to a mere 4 seconds. Through test trials with over 100 banks including the Bank of England, Santander, and AMEX, Ripple has saved companies over 60% on their bottom line. Currently ranked as the #3 cryptocurrency based on market size, it is clear that XRP will overtake Bitcoin as the leading crypto within 5 years time.
Team : Brad Garlinghouse Brad is the CEO of Ripple and a member of the Board of Directors. Prior to Ripple, Brad served as the CEO of file collaboration service Hightail. Previously, he was President of Consumer Applications at AOL from 2009 to 2012 and held various positions at Yahoo! from 2003 to 2009, including Senior Vice President. Brad formerly served as CEO of Dialpad Communications, held management positions at SBC Communications and @Home Network and was an advisor to Silverlake Partners. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Animoto and OutMatch and has held board positions at Ancestry.com and Tonic Health.
Asheesh Birla Asheesh is VP of Product for Ripple. Asheesh started his career as an entrepreneur where he founded a content management company that he later sold to ThomsonReuters. He continued to work at Thomson-Reuters as the Vice President of Global Technology where he helped transform Thomson-Reuters into a world leader in online financial business content. After Thomson-Reuters, Asheesh joined an educational startup, Kno (acquired by Intel Corp), as the Director of Product where he helped launch an award-winning textbook learning platform for tablet and mobile devices.
Growth Story: Jan 1 2017 - $0.01 per coin Januaury 22, 2018 - $0.92 10K Investment made on Jan 1 2017 would be $920,000 today (+9,200%)
Why : 1. The transaction time for XRP is 4 seconds, while Bitcoin can take up to an hour to transfer, and tradtional banks may take up to 5 days for funds to settle. 2. Ripple’s client base is an ecosystem of the world’s largest financial institutions, positioning itself as has the first mover in the global payments blockhain market. 3. The Ripple team consists of ex-fed officials to stay ahead of the regulatory curve, as well a as an ex-Facebook communications manager to help facilitate the company’s messaging in the most efficient way possible. 4. On November 28th TechCrunch Founder announced that he is raising $100 Million for a Crypto fund that is exclusively powered by XRP. 5. In the beginning of 2017, Brad Garlinghouse announed that Ripple will be partnering with some of the world’s top money transfers; so far MoneyGram, Western Union, MercuryFX, and IDT have been confirmed. 6. SBI Virtual Currencies exclusively lists XRP at its launch.
Cryptocurrency: NEO (NEO) Utility: NEO is a non-profit community-based project that utilizes blockchain technology and digital identity to automate the management of digital assets using smart contracts, and to realize a "smart economy" with a distributed network.
Growth Story: April 20, 2017 - $0.17 per coin February 25, 2018 - $114.67 per coin 10K investment on April 20, 2017 would be worth $6.75M today (+67,000%)
Why: 1. NEO is taking on the collossal endeavor of creating a complete Smart Economy
via blockchain technology 2. By combining digital assets and digital identity, the worldâ€™s systems can run
much more efficient within a trustless society 3. DApps (Decentralizied Applications) such as NEX, Moonlight, Red Pulse, and
many more are being developed on the NEO platform, which will create exponential growth for the network as a whole in the coming years. 4. Led by Da Hongfei, after attending any event with him in attendance, it is clear that he is a superstar in the Blockchain world. Influencers look to him for guidance to the future of the industry, and NEO as a crypto greatly benefits from this fact.
Cryptocurrency: Tieron (TNT) Utility: The blockchain is becoming the new standard for trust and verification of data. Tierion turns the blockchain into a global platform for verifying any data, file, or process. Use Tierionâ€™s API and tools to anchor a permanent, timestamp proof of your data in the blockchain.
Growth Story: November 16, 2017 - $0.05 per coin February 25, 2018 - $0.12 per coin 10K investment on November 16th would be worth a $24,000 today (+240%)
Why: 1. Tierion is the first partner to Philips' Blockchain Lab who, together, have been exploring how blockchain technology can be used in healthcare. 2. Microsoft Corporation and Tierion are building a service that links data to the blockchain to prove the dataâ€™s integrity and existence. 3. Tieron technology provides proof of any transaction including purchases, stock trades, and insurance claims. 4. Tieron technology allows for their users to access medical records, financial records, corporate governance, legal records, and inventory management. 5. With Tieron, users are allowed to create a cryptographically verifiable audit trail, track data provenance and processes.
Cryptocurrency: ETHLend (LEND) Utility: Fully decentralized peer to peer lending on Ethereum Blockchain Growth Story: November 30, 2017 - $0.015 per coin February 25, 2018 - $0.09 per coin 10K investment on November 30, 2017 would be worth $60,000 today (+600%)
Why: 1. On the ETHLend Platform, no one can stop your lending or borrowing, not even ETHLend. All lending is possible via the Ethereum Smart Contract. No assets are held by ETHLend. 2. You don't need a bank to lend or borrow. With the Ethereum network, loans are sent within seconds or minutes. No middle-men, just the borrower and lender. 3. ETHLend provides the ability to borrow even in locations where there are no banks in sight. People lend Ether to people, which means you don't need a bank account to get a loan. 4. Interest rates are not based on where you live, but allows everyone to have access to low interest rates. 5. Every transaction is visible. All transactions are open for block-explorers. You can follow on what is happening with your loan Smart Contract.
Cryptocurrency: Kin (KIN) Utility: Related to the word “kinship” and conveying a feeling of being connected to community, the Kin cryptocurrency is designed specifically to bring people together in a new shared economy and will serve as the foundation for a decentralized ecosystem of digital services.
Growth Story: October 16, 2017 - $0.00006 per coin February 25, 2018 - $0.0027 per coin 10K investment on October 16th would be worth over $450,000 today (+4,500%)
Envisioned as a general-purpose cryptocurrency for use in everyday digital services, Kin will be used for all transactions within the Kin Ecosystem.
Kin will power a digital economy inside of the Kik app. With millions of users, Kik will drive mainstream consumer adoption of Kin, establishing fundamental value for the cryptocurrency.
By natively integrating the Kin wallet into the Kik app, it will instantly become one of the most adopted and used cryptocurrency wallets in the world.
Through the Kin Rewards Engine, Kin will be introduced into circulation as a daily reward, to be distributed among stakeholders by an algorithm that reflects each community’s contribution to the overall ecosystem.
Cryptocurrency: Sia (SIA) Utility: Sia is the first decentralized storage platform secured by blockchain technology. The Sia Storage Platform leverages underutilized hard drive capacity around the world to create a data storage marketplace that is more reliable and lower cost than traditional cloud storage providers.
Growth Story: April 5, 2017 - $0.0001 per coin February 25, 2018 - $0.02 per coin 10K investment on April 5th would be worth $2M today (+20,000%)
Why: 1. No outside company or third party can access or control your files, unlike traditional cloud storage providers. 2. On average, Sia's decentralized cloud storage costs 90% less than incumbent cloud storage providers. Storing 1TB of files on Sia costs about $2 per month, compared with $23 on Amazon S3. 3. No outside company or third party can access or control your files, unlike traditional cloud storage providers. 4. Both renters and hosts use Siacoin, a unique cryptocurrency built on the Sia blockchain. Renters use Siacoin to buy storage capacity from hosts, while hosts deposit Siacoin into each file contract as collateral.
Cryptocurrency: Tokens (DTR) Utility: Led by Bitstamp founder Damian Merlak, Tokens is a next generation digital currency trading platform launching in the latter part of 2018.
Growth Story: November 30, 2017 - $0.01 per coin (ICO Price) February 25, 2018 - $0.08 per coin 10K investment on November 30th would be worth $80,000 today (+800%)
Why: 1. With the creation of Bitstamp, Damian Merlak is a blockchain legend, poised for another breakout project, Tokens is platform to get excited about. 2. Cryptocurrency trading platforms have proven to be some of the most lucrative businesses within the blockchain eco-system. 3. With over $10B in daily transactions, the opportunities for user-friendly exchanges are substantial. 4. Similar to Binance, the Tokens platform will focus on crypto-to-cryoto trades, leaving out fiat currencies altogether. This strategy has proven successful for Binance, and mixed with Damian Merlakâ€™s experience at Bitstamp, Tokens has a good chance of a value breakthrough in 2018.
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It’s no secret that the crypto market has exploded in the recent year, which has brought many revolutionary companies to the forefront, as w...
Published on Feb 27, 2018
It’s no secret that the crypto market has exploded in the recent year, which has brought many revolutionary companies to the forefront, as w...