XMR (Monero) - Monero is a leading privacy cryptocurrency, XMR has been the leader in private and censorship-resistant transactions for a while and for good reason. Data privacy is of increasing importance in a world where our internet personas are ever tracked, followed and targeted. Monero is among the most reputable projects in the dev community and was recently found by a group of researchers at Princeton to be the only untraceable coin. Monero does not market heavily as most coins do, which should be considered a good thing. Although the market cap rank is 12th and the coin trades at $330 USD today on Bittrex, there is much room for growth in XMR.
PRL (Oyster Pearl) - Oyster Pearl is creating the future of website monetization and distributed storage, built on IOTA Tangle and Ethereum. Using smart contracts, revenue can be generated from online content by utilizing just a line of code in the front end in the website. Website visitors contribute a small portion of their CPU and GPU power to enable users' files to be stored on a decentralized and anonymous ledger - In return, the website owners get paid indirectly by the storage users and website visitors can enjoy an ad-free browsing experience. Test net A released this month and Test net B is releasing next month, with the main net set to go live in May. Oyster Pearl is a project that has a lot of potential, PRL ranks 213 from a market cap perspective and currently trades at just $1.18 USD on Kucoin and Cryptopia.
WAN (Wanchain) - Wanchain aims to build a distributed “bank”. Just as traditional banks are the infrastructure of the current financial framework, Wanchain seeks to build a new, distributed infrastructure of digital assets to form an improved and modern framework. It uses the latest cryptographic theories to build a non-proprietary cross-chain protocol and a distributed ledger that records both cross-chain and intra-chain transactions. Jack Lu leads the team as a former senior software architect of Xerox and Hewlett-Packard, and with strong experience in decentralized technologies as the builder of Factom. With the test net going live last week and the coin set to begin trading on major exchanges before Chinese New Year, WAN should hit exchanges at ~$2-5 USD and should continue to rise from there if they are able to deliver.
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