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Top 10 Cryptocurreny Altcoins To Buy and Hold In January 2018

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RIPPLE (XRP)
Market cap: $76 billion
Price: $1.9 USD
Creators: Web developer Ryan Fugger, businessman Chris Larsen and programmer Jed McCaleb
The early developers of bitcoin launched the cryptocurrency Ripple in 2012. Ripple has already licensed its blockchain technology to over 100 banks. It’s CEO recently told Fortune “We’re not anti-bank, we’re not anti-government, we’re not anti-fiat currency. For a while that took conviction to stay the course in the face of the more libertarian elements of crypto.”
According to my research Ripple is the best contendor in the list of top 10 cryptocurrencies to buy in 2018.
Predicted Price: 30$ USD

IOTA (MIOTA)
Market cap: $10 billion
Price: $3.7 USD
Creators: David Sønstebø, Sergey Ivancheglo, Dominik Schiener, and Dr. Serguei Popov, a team of entrepreneurs, mathematicians and developers
lota is not based on the blockchain technology but uses a technology known as Tangle, which is just a fancy name for asyclic graphs (Dags).
It has many advantages over other crypto currencies like no trading fees, block system or mining. Transactions are validated by other nodes or users when they make a transaction making every Iota owner also an Iota miner.
Predicted Price: 50$ USD

CARDANO (ADA)
Market cap: $20 billion
Price: $0.7 USD
Creators: Blockchain developer Input Output Hong Kong (IOHK)
Cardano cryptocurrency was introduced just a few months ago, but it has gained massive popularity in such a short time. It is now the 6th most traded crypto currency today in terms of market cap.
About 26 billion out of a maximum 45 billion coins are currently in circulation. Considering it’s price and that it was just introduced into the market we think it has much more room to grow and could be your best bet on spending the least and get the most.
Predicted Price: 10$ USD

ETHEREUM (ETH)
Market cap: $120 billion
Price: $1200 USD
Creator: Vitalik Buterin (Born January 31, 1994. Russian: Виталий Дмитриевич Бутерин) is a Russian-Canadian programmer and writer primarily known as a co-founder of Ethereum and as a co-founder of Bitcoin Magazine
Predicted Price: 1800$ USD

LITECOIN (LTC)
Market cap: $13 billion
Price: $246 USD
Creator: Former Google employee (and now notable star in the crypto universe) Charlie Lee
Litecoin dropped quite significantly lately due to it’s creator selling all of his litecoin’s to show that he is not promoting his cryptocurrency just to gain profits.
Predicted Price: 500$ USD

MONERO (XMR)
Market cap: $6 billion
Price: $400 USD
Creators: Just like bitcoin, Monero’s creators are anonymous.
Monero is a secure, private, and untraceable cryptocurrency. It is open-source and accessible to all. With Monero, you are your own bank. Only you control and are responsible for your funds. Your accounts and transactions are kept private from prying eyes.
Right now there are 15.5 million XMR in circulation, but Monero does not have a fixed coin supply.
Predicted Price: 900$ USD

BITCOIN (BTC)
Market cap: $246 billion
Price: $14000 USD
Creators: Satoshi Nakamoto (possibly just a pseudonym)
Bitcoin is the most used and the most popular cryptocurrency out there, but i highly doubt that it will still remain number one until the end of 2018 unless it’s upgraded and improved.
Bitcoin has many problems such as:

  1. High power consumption for mining and transaction verification.
  2. Centralization due to pooling of miners.
  3. High transaction fees.
  4. Only 7 transaction per second.
    Despite all these problems it’s price will still rise due to widespread adoption, increasing demand and limited quantity.

Predicted Price: 30000$ USD

STELLAR (XLM)
Market cap: $10 billion
Price: $0.5 USD
Creators: David Sønstebø, Sergey Ivancheglo, Dominik Schiener, and Dr. Serguei Popov, a team of entrepreneurs, mathematicians and developers
Stellar is a decentralized, hybrid blockchain that is fully open-source. It is infrastructure that exists to facilitate cross-asset transfers of value, including payments. With just one integration into the Stellar Network, you will join an open, global financial network where all actors – be they people, payment networks, or banks – have equal access & economic participation.
Predicted Price: 3$ USD

BITCOIN CASH (BCH)
Market cap: $48 billion
Price: $2800 USD
Creators: Bitcoin Cash was created by a team of people who forked the bitcoin blockchain ledger. It is now controlled by multiple independent teams of developers.
Bitcoin Cash is one of latest cryptocurrencies, introduced in August of 2017 as a hard fork of bitcoin. It was created to deal with the slow processing time and the increasing trading fees of Bitcoin.
Bitcoin Cash is currently on the fourth place below ripple, it’s major barrier is public acceptance and corporate adoption.
Predicted Price: 4000$ USD

VERGE (XVG)
Market cap: $2 billion
Price: $0.16 USD
“Verge is a secure and anonymous cryptocurrency, built with a focus on privacy.”
Verge is a neglected cryptocurrency, it has great potential for the future of cryptocurrencies. it would be one of the best options in Top 10 Cryptocurrencies to buy in 2018, but it’s market cap it’s too small to say something and it could also be just a big bubble because it’s price has exploded in the last 15 days.
Predicted Price: 4$ USD

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