Cryptocurrency is the future of money, and even though it is still in its infancy and lacking the regulatory systems and networks to fully utilize. The shared agreement to use and embrace this new wave of technological assets means that the current financial systems that control, regulate and maintain paper currencies such as the USD, GBD, EURO, YEN etc will no longer maintain a monopoly over the financial and monetary markets, and moreover, human affairs. These are my picks below.
Ethereum – Adds the benefit of smart contracts, which cannot be censored, fraudulent or interference with, by a third party. Smart contracts can be used to store and transfer value without a middleman.
Ethereum Classic – Is identical to Ethereum, but runs on the original blockchain which was forked after the technology was hacked, due to a bug. This hard fork has led to the cryptocurrencies ETH & ETC.
Litecoin – Is the younger and more lightweight version of Bitcoin which allows instant, near-zero cost payments to anyone in the world.
NEO – originally Antshare, which was lost in translation. Is basically Ethereum 2.0 and its direct competitor, with the ability to perform more transactions per hour and open to multiple programming languages.
Dash – A similar coin to Monero which focuses on the privacy and anonymity of its users and transactions.
Steem – Steem is a cool social media platform similar to Reddit, which grants is users actual monetary rewards based on its own Steem currency.
IOTA – Is a real-time open market platform, with no fees. Focused on business-2-business transactions.
Waves – A decentralized crowdfunding and trading platform, which users can use to create custom tokens.
Golem – Defined as Airbnb for computers. The Golem Project allows users to rent out their unused CPU/GPU capabilities through cloud computing systems for rewards.
Peercoin – Seeks to be the most secure crypto coin at the lowest cost, rewarding all its users by paying 1% annual PPC dividends when minting.
PIVX – Is a privacy-focused, decentralized, open-source cryptocurrency run by a global community of creators, innovators, and technology enthusiasts.
TenX – Has tackled the major problem of how to actually spend cryptocurrencies in real life.
Cardano – An open source and patent free, Cardano is engineered for efficiency and scalability with an aim to create the most useful and complete cryptocurrency.
Tron – Designed for payments, development, storage and credit sharing for global digital entertainment platforms. Such as gaming credits and currency.
Digibyte – Digibyte has no match when you talk about long term goals. You will now see most of the Digital Assets using Digishield which is Digibytes technology for there cybersecurity. Already ZCash, Bitcoin Gold, Dogecoin are using Digishield. This is a very good sign for the future of Digibyte. Rest assured this is a long term investment.
XLM – Stellar Lumens
SC – Siacoin is one of the leading players in Cloud Storage challenging major stakeholders like Amazon, Google, Microsoft. Sia offers more and secure cloud storage and other similar solutions at really cost effective prices. Sia’s decentralized cloud is on average 10x less expensive than current cloud storage providers. Storing 1TB on Sia costs about $2 per month, compared with $23 on Amazon S3.
Bytecoin – Bytecoin is an open-sourced decentralized cryptocurrency with untraceable payments that was started in 2012. It has been able to hold its place in