Despite the recent decline of Bitcoin and Crypto currencies, the market of the blockchain-based products and ICOs (Initial Coin Offering) projects is still rising. Of course, the rates go up and down and all coins face huge volatility. Especially taking into account the bad news from government. But let us agree on a true idea that Bitcoin rises every single year. Simple math: if you had invested $1 in bitcoin during 2015, then you would raise up to $7,420 (rates at this moment). Yet, we must agree that this kind of margin is absolutely unbelievable for other traditional industries.
Good news that Bitcoin (BTC) is not the only option for an investor and there are plenty of other great opportunities on the vast market of cryptocurrency. Just have a look at these successful cryptocurrencies and the ROI (returns):
- 8,294% in Quark
- 13,595% in FastCoin
- 5,683% in Asch
- 8,313% in MediterraneanCoin
- 5,248% in NoLimitCoin
- 6,045% in MaxCoin
- 7,477% in Golem coins
- 11,328% in Decred coins
- 6,792% in WorldCoin
- 75,063% in Cryptonite
- 59,577% in Influxcoin
- 823,750% in DubaiCoin
Quite impressive investment opportunity, isn’t is? Okay, so having done with the retrospective analysis, let us look in in the future. Nearest future of 2018. The best coins to watch this year. All the hidden gems of the crypto industry that you must not miss.
TOP10 ICO in 2018
This team is packed by the developers from Amazon, Google and Microsoft. Cypherium aims to build a new blockchain that will be incredibly scalable and permissionless. Its multi-level governance design, an absolutely unique feature, has been created and implemented from the ground up. The Cypherium blockchain separates governance at both the protocol and application levels.
As CEO of Cypherium Sky Guo states, “There are very few teams who can build what we are attempting to build. We believe that Cypherium will not only resolve scalability issues, but also help blockchain technology break into the mainstream.”
Rentberry is a blockchain long-term rental platform that has been operating on the rental market since 2015. Rentberry’s application has the tools to automate business within the renting process, from signing contracts to paying rent. This saves the tenant and landlord time and money, while expediting the legal agreements between both sides. Even more, Rentberry’s blockchain technology and smart contracts make possible to save thousands of dollars in rental security deposits for a tenant .
Rentberry CEO Alex Lubinsky admits, “$500 billion dollars are frozen in rental security deposits. Rentberry is the first international solution to help quality renters unlock billions of dollars, while streamlining the process of finding apartments, paying rent, and everything in between.”
Loci is a venture-backed technology startup known for its DIY patent research tool, InnVenn. Now this team has added to its platform the ability to buy and sell intellectual property via its native utilitarian tokens, LOCIcoin. InnVenn also has the capability of posting creation and disclosure of new claims for IP onto the Ethereum blockchain in Loci’s quest to simplify and update the patent process.
“Getting an idea protected with a patent is a convoluted, expensive, and risky process–but blockchain technology can fix that. We have created a platform that empowers the inspired inventor with a much quicker and safer alternative in making money from their great ideas,” states Loci CEO John Wise.
Trippki is a blockchain-based travel rewards protocol that makes possible to re-establish the relationship between hotel businesses and their guests. Using blockchain technology, the startup aims to increase the flexibility and versatility of travel reward programs. Trippki provides various methods of both earning and spending reward points.
CEO Ed Cunningham notes, “People want more from their travel reward points. Trippki offers a new-wave travel reward protocol that creates a mutually beneficial relationship between the guest and the hotel.”
RightMesh is a decentralized platform and protocol which is intended to change the way the world connects. Blockchain technology makes possible RightMesh networks to identify nodes with secure Ethereum accounts, and tokenization will grow the network by incentivizing users to share their device resources, such as internet, data, and storage.
“RightMesh is the first truly decentralized network and platform that is actually peer-to-peer. We put the power of connectivity directly into the hands of the people by mesh-enabling smartphones and devices they already own,” notes CEO John Lyotier.
Experty is a decentralized consulting platform that enable knowledge experts to be paid securely and instantly for the time they spend on a call, without third party intermediaries. The consultant sets their rate per minute, and shares their Experty profile wherever they market themselves. The person looking for advice contacts them through that profile, and payment is made automatically with the help of blockchain smart contracts.
“Decentralization is the key to what we are doing,” explains Experty founder and CEO Kamil Prezeorski. “There is already a massive and active knowledge marketplace out there. Instead of building our own, where users could search for experts, we have created a way for the experts to share their profile information anywhere they currently market their services.”
NAU takes advantage of the growing use of mobile phones and geolocation data to connect retailers directly with their customers, through digital coupons. They are aiming to disrupt traditional, expensive advertising models by giving local businesses access to social referrals through a user affiliate program.
“This is the perfect implementation of the social/local/mobile approach to connecting businesses with their customers,” explains founder and CEO Yaroslav Shakula. “To make a long story short, it’s digital coupons…totally reimagined.
Coinlancer is an Ethereum-based freelancing platform based on a smart contract escrow system. Existing freelance marketplaces have several drawbacks, including transaction fees as high as 15-20 percent, and risks associated with payments and delivery. The Coinlancer system eliminates these problems, with a peer-review system for dispute mediation and a much smaller (3 percent) fee on each transaction.
“The freelance economy is booming,” notes Coinlancer CEO Ian Viner. “With the rising gig economy, freelancing could grow to $10 billion annually in the next six years. We have to curb some of the challenges that freelancers are facing. We see blockchain technology as the smart way to do this.”
FansUnite is the first blockchain-based sports betting platform that is designed to solve real problems faced by bettors in the market today. Bettors concern themselves with price, market selection, liquidity, not facing restrictions or limits, and security. These are the central tenets behind FansUnite and are all areas where bettors stand to gain significant utility by converting to this platform.
“As Vitalik Buterin pointed out at ETHWaterloo, 90 percent of startups fail–ICOs will be no different. Many are trying to solve novel and worthwhile problems. However, a significant number are going to struggle with transitioning unproven conceptual token models into sustainable profitable businesses,” says FansUnite CEO Darius Eghdami.
Giftz gives its users the ability to provide a way for ANY business to tokenize their goods and services to sell as incentives on an exchange, just like airlines sell their miles.
“The airlines make more money selling their miles to other businesses, to use as incentives, than they do with their core business model. That’s why we can earn miles buying groceries,” admits John Paukulis.