Waltonchain and the IoT Revolution

Waltonchain (WTC) is a project that has caused controversy from it’s ICO during a sensitive time in The Asian crypto markets, but has continued to deliver on the back of a revolutionary team and product in the IoT blockchain space. The WTC blockchain is uniquely built to integrate directly with RFID sensor chips which write directly to the blockchain. This ensures authenticity and ultimately enables teams to build hyper traceable ecosystems. There is massive value in this technology with a large number of supply-chain oriented businesses, and WTC has drawn partnerships with Alibaba Cloud and The China Mobile IoT alliance.

WTC has been trading down the past few months with the bear market, but is starting to show signs of life as the team continues to deliver on the roadmap. The Waltonchain platform has also already birthed child chains in Freychain and Fashionchain, and will continue to grow as a leading IoT project in the space. The long-term value proposition is something to keep in mind, and WTC trades at just $6.71 on Binance today.

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Time For Bitcoin Bull Run?

Bitcoin is currently riding towards a three month low and has been sent downward in the past few days by fear surrounding a hack of a small exchange in Korea, along with sentiment from US government that ICOs will be labeled securities moving forward. BTC is the digital father of cryptocurrencies, and altcoins are swift to follow it’s price movements (Often with 10-20% greater amplitude than that of BTC).

While the SEC made their stance clear that initial coin offerings and tokens will be labeled securities(and thus face more stringent regulation), they were also clear that Bitcoin is not a security. BTC will remain a commodity and this is definitely positive news for. China has recently shown signs that the BTC ban may be repealed, which would be a tremendous boost of confidence to the Bitcoin markets. While the ICO environment may be uncertain in the coming months, Bitcoin should see a resurgence in market cap domination as well as price in the months to come. BTC is currently trading at $6,766 on Bittrex, Binance, and Coinbase.

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Hot Altcoin 🔥VeChain

VEN (VeChain) - The VeChain Foundation is building to become the top distributed business ecosystem. The project is being headed up by CEO Sunny LU, who was most recently the CIO of Louis Vuitton China. Sunny has been busy building top-notch partnerships and VeChain has already partnered with PwC, Cisco, BMW, Kuhne + Nagel (Massive Global Freight Company), and China Unicom (Chinese Telecom operator w/ 4 largest mobile subscriber base in the world), and Chinese Government Tobacco arm.

VeChain is gearing up to launch their mainchain, which will be named VeChain Thor Blockchain. During this launch, all VEN tokens will be exchanged to become VET at a 1 to 100 payout. This is essentially like a stock split and is positive news considering the massive partnerships the team has built. The team has also been working to get new projects to build on the Vechain Thor blockchain. Plair, a blockchain backed gaming platform and community, has been announced as the first ICO to debut on the platform. It will be an interesting couple of week but VEN/VET definitely gives a lot of reason for excitement, VEN currently trades at $4.32 on Binance.

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Image from Hackernoon

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Four Reasons to be Bullish on NEO

NEO is a project that most of you are probably familiar with by this point, and it is often referred to as the ‘Chinese Ethereum.’ This is a fair high-level comparison, but NEO operates utilizing the Delegated Byzantine Fault Tolerance (DBFT) algorithm - which is a consensus mechanism (as opposed to proof of work/stake) that allows distributed systems to operate effectively and efficiently in the event of a failed component. NEO has traded as high as $180 USD in early 2018, but has since slumped heavily. It now trades around $68 USD on Binance today and has really lagged behind the recent market rally of coins like Bitcoin and Ethereum. There are many reasons that outlook remains bullish on NEO, and below we’ll go through a few:

  1. Adoption - The NEO platform already has 19 projects deployed and running, these are issued in NEP5 format and offer advantages to the ERC20 format of Ethereum. Some NEP5 tokens include Ontology, RedPulse, KuCoin, and DeepBrainChain. They have one of the largest crypto Reddit communities(r/NEO) at over 90,000 subscribers.

  2. Partnerships - The NEO team has announced they are working with the Chinese Government Authorities around integrating real-world assets and smart contracts. NEO is also a part of the G3 alliance, alongside Bitmain(largest Bitcoin mining pool in China) and Elastos (decentralized internet project).

  3. Ecosystem - NEO is positioning itself on a larger scale to become the public cloud of China, offering a full suite of tools such as NeoX (cross-chain contract execution), NeoFS (decentralized storage), and NeoQ (quantum-resistant cryptography).

  4. Leadership - Da Hongfei is a tremendously established and well-respected crypto leader in the world! Check out Coin Central’s spotlight bio to learn more about him.

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Hot Altcoin 🔥 ELF

ELF token is the fuel behind aelf, which is a top 100 market cap cryptocurrency project. The aelf team has set out to build an overarching blockchain infrastructure built to scale commercially and will accommodate all of the existing systems utilizing cross-chain tech (enabling resource isolation and interpretability). ELF will be the token used to pay fees in the system around deploying side chains and transferring tokens. The aelf network is being built to operate on scalable nodes on clusters of computers, becoming a decentralized cloud computing network. This innovative approach will create maximum computing efficiency distributed across the entirety of the network.

The goal is lofty and the price action has picked up recently around news that the team will be announcing major partnerships with large industry players at an event that the aelf team is holding in Singapore early this week. If they can deliver on some solid partnerships, and continue to progress on their product, ELF token could be a big deal. Currently, ELF trades at $1.90 USD on Binance and Huobi.

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Top 3 Advantages of Litecoin versus Bitcoin

Litecoin has gained a lot of attention over the past year, and for good reason. The coin was created by former Google employee Charlie Lee in 2013 and was forked from the Bitcoin Core client. Lee is still at the helm and the Litecoin Foundation now features 6 full-time core developers and a large and growing community. LTC offers some prime advantages over BTC, and there is certainly much space for both of the coins in the future of the crypto world. Here are three key benefits of Litecoin:

  1. Faster transaction confirmation time (4x faster than BTC) 
  2. Increased storage efficiency due to scrypt usage in LTC proof-of-work algorithm  
  3. More coins to reward miners (84mn to be distributed total compared to 21mn BTC). 

These factors make Litecoin an appealing transactional cryptocurrency, and hundreds of e-commerce stores have already adopted accepting payments in the form of LTC, including Overstock.com! Litecoin's website even lays out methods and instructions for merchants to easily implement LTC payment acceptance on their websites.

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In the last month, 30% of total LTC purchased was in USD - with 50% of the total buys coming from Coinbase. This seems to be a good indicator that more people are discovering Litecoin, and it’s many benefits. After the coin has been beaten up in the bear market over the past few months, it is up 14% on the week and currently trades at $131.91 on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Coinbase, Bittrex, and Binance.

Hot Altcoin 🔥 Lisk

LSK (Lisk) - LSK has been hit among the hardest over the last 30 days from a price movement perspective, but the ETH and BTC markets are starting to rally. Lisk's Sidechain Development Kit makes it easy for companies and developers to build their own blockchain. The tools are free for everyone, open source and written in JavaScript. Blockchain technology can provide tremendous value across a large span of industries from healthcare to supply chain management, but many companies do not have blockchain developers to build entire ecosystems from scratch. Lisk is aiming to make this process easier, much like Shopify has made deploying and operating e-commerce sites an easy and accessible process.

The LSK team announced today that they have officially released the beta version of their Core chain. Although altcoins have been hammered of late, Lisk is a project to keep an eye on. The success will depend on the adoption of teams deploying applications on the platform. If it is truly pain-free to deploy sidechains on the Lisk platform, then it certainly could have a bright future! Right now, LSK trades at $9.50 USD on Binance and Bittrex.

Photo from Lisk team twitter(@LiskHQ)

Photo from Lisk team twitter(@LiskHQ)

Top Reasons Ethereum is Prime for a Run

Over the past four months the cryptocurrency markets have been in a bear market, but let’s take a moment to put this in perspective. One year ago today, the total market cap of all cryptocurrencies was $25 billion USD, right now it is currently $245 billion USD - this is almost a 10x increase still. The run up in December was bound to come with a correction and no one is sure how long it will last, but here are some reasons that make Ethereum an enticing coin to hold right now.

Often times, people have referred to the market cap of Ethereum exceeding that of Bitcoin as ‘the flippening’, but this has not happened to date. When looking at the total market cap as a percentage of the entire market, we see some interesting divergences between Bitcoin and Ethereum.

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Graph from coinmarketcap

ETH experienced a massive rise to a price of $390 USD in June of 2017, where it reached its closest to surpassing BTC as the largest market cap as a percentage of the entire market. Since that time, BTC continued to assert dominance in the market as it rose to a massive price peak of over $19,000 in December of 2017. Through April of 2018, ETH and BTC have both taken price hits, but the dominance in the market cap percentage has been rising for BTC, while it has been steadily decreasing for ETH. This is interesting considering the growing number of Ethereum dapps...


Ethereum dapps, which are many of the projects that you have seen ICO using ERC20 tokens, actually make up an astounding 85% of all crypto assets that have been issued under existing blockchains. All of these run on ETH as their ‘gas’ and rely on it to successfully operate, making Ethereum’s value crucial in the scope of smart contract projects. Because of Ethereum’s unique ability to cultivate and support deployment of crypto projects, it is in a great position to continue to thrive in this space. While there are cryptocurrencies that are building very similar functionality and even claim to have advantages over ETH, such as EOS and Cardano (ADA) - they have no working products at the moment. It will be important to keep an eye on projects like these, but ETH talks the talk and walks the walk.


While BTC is certainly the king of crypto today, ETH is the king of dapps. You can view all Ethereum projects, including 515 that are live and actively earning profits at State of the dapps. This increasing dapp support, along with the recent slide in market cap dominance, could be an indicator of an Ethereum run to come when the bear market subsides. ETH trades at $363 USD today on just about all crypto platforms such as Bittrex, Coinbase, Gemini and Binance.

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Hot Altcoin 🔥Wanchain

WAN (Wanchain) - Wanchain is building the world's first 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.

Wanchain’s president is Dustin Byington, who is a former employee at Goldman Sachs, and he is looking to use his connections in the world of finance to further the integration of the platform. WAN trades exclusively on Binance and is trading at $4.18. The team has just announced 3 ICOs (AllSpark, GameBank and UTour) that will take place on it’s platform and WAN should continue to trade on more exchanges as well, giving reason to be excited about the project.

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3 Altcoins With Real World Use Cases

As more and more Altcoins emerge, it can be hard to determine value when so many do not have even have a working product. This is a big reason that cryptocurrencies are considered a highly speculative investment. We wanted to take the time to highlight some projects that we think are addressing tangible use cases with specific applications and solutions! Here are 3 Altcoins that have real world use cases:

  1. MTL (Metal Pay) - Metal Pay is building a payment app that is a lot like Venmo for cryptocurrencies. Using Metal Pay allows you to transfer money to anyone, any time, and rewards every transaction. Metal’s ‘Pop’ features automatically pays out 5% in MTL every time a payment is sent, and the app will support integrations with big banks such as Chase, BofA and Citi, offering an instantaneous bridge between fiat and crypto. MTL could push crypto towards the mainstream and would certainly be simpler solution to sending payment than the standard wallet address copy-paste method (which can limit non-technical folks). The team has been transparent in uploading Metal Pay demo videos to their youtube, and marketing is picking up around the upcoming app launch. it will be interesting to see how adoption of the app plays out and could be worth keeping an eye on as MTL trades at $3.60 on Binance currently.
  2. PRL (Oyster Pearl) - Oyster Pearl is creating the future of website monetization and distributed storage, built on IOTA Tangle and Ethereum. Oyster enables a user-friendly way to implement both its revenue generation (only have to add a line of code). 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. PRL trades at $0.81 USD on Kucoin and Cryptopia. The PRL team will be performing an airdrop of SHL(Oyster Shell) in the near future, SHL will be used to pay for connectivity and Dapp operation across the Oyster meshnet and SHL will be paid out automatically to all PRL holders at a 1:1 ratio.
  3. ELA (Elastos) - Elastos is the building the first internet operating system that uses the internet as the base-layer infrastructure rather than an application. Elastos will call this the SmartWeb, and Dapps will be able to run on a peer-to-peer network without centralized control.The goal of the team is to build a new type Internet community with honesty and without network attacks. Recently, the team posted a photo of an iphone running on the Elastos operating system to Twitter (see tweet here). There has been a lot of mystery behind ELA as the circulating supply has not yet been reported on coinmarketcap, and many believe this number will be low due to a variety of lock ins by the team and some early investors; which could send the price higher. Regardless, after forming the G3 alliance with NEO and Ontology (ONT), Elastos is a project that is in good company, and could be worth checking out as it trades at $37 on Huobi currently.
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Top 5 Altcoins to Watch in 2018

As Bitcoin is starting to show signs of life again, we wanted to highlight some Altcoins that could go big in 2018. It’s always important to know Altcoins often are associated with higher risk. Approach these with caution, but understand with higher risk comes higher reward. Here are 5 Altcoins that are positioned well for the future:

  1. VEN (VeChain) - VeChain is looking to become the top distributed business ecosystem and is led by CEO Sunny Lu (former CIO of Louis Vuitton China). They are making a compelling case with a power lineup of confirmed partnerships that include PwC, Kuhne + Nagel (Massive Global Freight Company), BMW, and China Unicom. The team is offering varying levels of nodes to those who lock in large portions of VEN, which will enable higher staking bonuses of THOR (similar to NEO/GAS relationship). VEN trades at $3.83 on Binance and is starting to rally after getting beat up the past couple weeks.

  2. NANO - NANO (formerly Raiblocks) saw a massive surge around the turn of the year, trading as high as $37 at one point. The price took a big hit with the recent bear market alongside a BitGrail exchange hack (which had nothing to do with NANO tech, but was the fault of an incompetent exchange operator). Recently, the price has been steadily rising and Twitch embraced NANO as a means of donating crypto to streamers on the Twitch platform. Thanks to it’s unique block lattice architecture, NANO already offers feeless, instantaneous transactions, as well as unlimited scalability, making it ideal for peer-to-peer payments. NANO trades at $11.77 on Binance, and offers an extremely diversified holding in block lattice technology that is starting to get the credit it deserves.

  3. EOS - EOS is building a blockchain architecture that has the potential to scale to millions of transactions per second, eliminates user fees and allows for quick and easy deployment of decentralized applications. They have been running a unique year long ICO and will release their mainnet in the coming months. Projects such as Everipedia have committed to airdroping tokens that launch on the EOS network for free to those who hold EOS. Currently, EOS trades at $6.13 on Binance and Bithumb and it should be exciting to see how the mainet launch and future airdrops play out heading into June.

  4. NEO - NEO has emerged as one of the strongest altcoins due to it’s committed team, large community and its strong positioning as the cryptocurrency of China. They have further solidified that positioning in China with the recent formation of the G3 alliance alongside ONT and ELA, and the country continues to show a strong commitment to innovations in the blockchain space. Holding NEO on Binance receives monthly GAS payouts, which you can calculate here. NEO trades at $91.32 at the moment on Binance and Kucoin.

  5. XMR (Monero) - Monero is the leader in private and censorship-resistant transactions and has been for a few years. A team of researchers at Princeton recently found it to be the only truly untraceable coin. Moving towards the future of the space, XMR may prove to be immensely valuable to many who are looking to truly move in silence, and no other coin offers this at the moment(according to Princeton). XMR has a strong dev community and trades at $284 on Bittrex at the time being and is the strongest of the privacy coin holdings available.

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Hot Coins 🔥 OmiseGO

OMG (OmiseGO) - OmiseGO is a public Ethereum-based financial technology for use in mainstream digital wallets. OMG enables real-time, peer-to-peer value exchange and payment services agnostically across jurisdictions and organizational silos, and across both fiat money and decentralized currencies. Designed to enable financial inclusion and disrupt existing institutions, OmiseGO has already partnered with large names such as McDonalds, MUFG and Mizuho Bank. Omise is a payments company that has been around since 2013, the team is experienced and they already have a strong foothold across Asia - which primes them well to be able to launch the OMG network. It also doesn’t hurt that Vitalik Buterin, the creator of Ethereum, is advising the project.

Over the rest of 2018, the team’s road map is to complete building the entire OMG network alongside plasma-chain. After completion, and stress testing the network heavily, they will welcome all companies, applications, institutions, and governments to join the network of finance, banking and payments. OMG trades at $16.89 on Binance. and is ranked 22nd in market cap. There is a lot of hype around OmiseGO for good reason, and it could moon if the network launch stays on track.

 

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Hot Coins 🔥 NANO

XRB (NANO) - Two months ago, we tabbed XRB as a Hot Coin, it was trading at just over $1 USD at the time, and under the name Raiblocks. Since then, a lot has happened. We saw a massive surge in the price up to $37 USD as many came to see the massive potential and demonstrated success of block lattice technology. The XRB team also rebranded from Raiblocks to NANO. Recently, the bear market combined with the shakeup of the BitGrail exchange hack has seen the price fall down to $8 USD. We are calling on XRB as a hot coin once again, because NANO offers feeless, instantaneous transactions, as well as unlimited scalability, making it ideal for peer-to-peer transactions. The dev team has been nothing but phenomenal and this controversy is the fault of a con-man who ran a deficient exchange(BitGrail) into the ground. XRB trades at $8.65 USD on Binance today and as many remain fearful, it may be a time to be greedy…

Always research exchanges before buying!

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Hot Coins 🔥 Bitcoin and IOTA

BTC (Bitcoin) - Bitcoin has taken a hit over the past few weeks as the bear market has creeped in, but this is not the end of the king. BTC is the staple cryptocurrency that has a devoted developer following, and proven effectiveness. Concerns over longer transaction times and higher fees will continue to subside as Lightning Network develops further, directly addressing these concerns in the process. Satoshi's vision is very much alive in Bitcoin and when the time comes for the next bull market, Bitcoin usually leads the surge ahead of Altcoins. It trades at $8,158 USD on Bittrex and Binance today.

IOTA (IOTA) - IOTA is a revolutionary, next generation public distributed ledger that utilizes a novel invention, called a “Tangle”, at its core. The Tangle is a new data structure based on a Directed Acyclic Graph. Three big advantages of IOTA are that it offers a network that is extremely scalable, has no fees, and is quantum-proof (something that is extremely valuable as we look towards the future of computing). Another aspect that has many excited is that transactions are self validating and do not require miners. IOTA is trading down at just $1.67 on Binance today and looks like a solid hold for the long term.

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Hot Coins 🔥 Monero, Oyster Pearl & Wanchain


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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Hot Coins 🔥 EOS, Loopring & Power Ledger

EOS (EOS.IO) - EOS is building a network that introduces a blockchain architecture designed to enable vertical and horizontal scaling of decentralized applications. This will include accounts, authentication, databases, asynchronous communication and the scheduling of applications across multiple CPU cores and/or clusters. The resulting technology is a blockchain architecture that has the potential to scale to millions of transactions per second, eliminates user fees and allows for quick and easy deployment of decentralized applications. The team is announcing a VC partnership this week and also provides incentive to hold with the announcement that they will airdrop tokens that debut on the network into the wallets of EOS holders, beginning with Everipedia. This is a long term hold, as the 365 day crowdsale is still underway and the main net network going live this summer. EOS trades at $12.80 on Binance currently.

LRC (Loopring) - Loopring is not only a protocol but also a decentralized automated execution system that trades across the crypto-token exchanges, shielding users from counterparty risk and reducing the cost of trading. At the moment, Loopring is a project for a decentralized ERC20 token exchange. The first public blockchain is Ethereum, but other blockchains with smart contract capability, such as NEO and Qtum, will also be supported in a similar way in the future. Pooling the liquidity of cryptocurrencies is a topic of increasing importance as decentralized projects seek to move away from central exchanges. LRC is a similar project to ZRX and has taken a big dip lately, it trades as $1.01 on Binance today

POWR (Power Ledger) - Power Ledger is a distributed ledger for a distributed energy system. The Power Ledger Platform permits peer-to-peer energy trading by tracking the generation and consumption of all trading participants. It settles energy trades on pre-determined terms and conditions in near real-time. POWR is an ERC-20 token that will provide access to the network. Power Ledger is set to run all applications on a new smart city project, Fremantle. Fremantle will be built in Australia, using highly resilient, low-carbon and low-cost systems installed and connected through blockchain technology. POWR offers a targeted use case with a massive potential as we move towards a greener future, and trades at $1.04 on Bittrex and Binance..

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Hot Coins 🔥 VeChain, CryptopiaFeeShares & Obsidian

Week of January 14th, 2018

VEN (VeChain) - The VeChain Foundation has set out to become the top distributed business ecosystem. The project’s CEO Sunny LU, who was most recently the CIO of Louis Vuitton China, has been doing a damn good job of getting that done. They have already formed partnerships with PwC, Kuhne + Nagel (Massive Global Freight Company), and China Unicom (Chinese Telecom operator  w/ 4 largest mobile subscriber base in the world). Just today, VEN partnered with the Chinese Government as well, with the National Tobacco Corporation. At $6.20 USD and a market cap ranking of 30, VEN is a solid pickup.

CEFS (CryptopiaFeeShare) - CEFS is an interesting token that distributes 4.5% of the gross fees collected each month on the Cryptopia exchange to those who hold it. The price is strikingly high at about $7,500 USD right now, but there are only 6,300 tokens in circulation and that is a hard cap. At current trading levels, one coin would yield ~$90 USD a month, which would be about $1,000 USD a year. CEFS is greatly undervalued in comparison to similar exchange tokens on Kucoin (KCS) and Binance (BNB). What makes it even more enticing is that Cryptopia added one million users in december, and that number is set to double in January. As the exchange grows, so grows the dividend, and maybe even the price of CEFS. It trades exclusively on Cryptopia at the moment.

ODN (Obsidian) - Obsidian is a project that is building a private data-exchange platform, centered around private messaging. It is definitely an early stages project as the app is in beta, but it is relatively unknown and sits at a market cap ranking of 363.  The team is growing and if they deliver on some Q1 goals, ODN should see a sharp increase. It trades at $1.30 on HitBTC and Cryptopia.

If a private messaging platform seems a bit generic to you, this comparison should explain why people are getting excited about Obsidian, and what they intend to accomplish:

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Hot Coins 🔥 Modum, ChainLink and Everex

Week of January 7th, 2018

MOD (Modum) - Modum is a project aimed at the improving the pharma supply chain, which offers a passive monitoring solution, ensuring GDP compliance and auditability by using blockchain and IoT technology. Modum’s tested solution offers a significant cost savings over the active-cooling methods currently used, while providing valuable data to drive continuous improvement in supply-chain logistics. We like this project because it addresses a direct use case and is built specifically for it, we think of it as the Samsara of the Pharma industry. Furthermore, the product is built to satisfy recently updated EU regulations, which will make it easier for companies to adapt the necessary processes. MOD currently trades at about $8.20 USD on Binance. With a Circulating supply of ~18mn and a market cap ranking of 164, this coin has a lot of potential to run, and has picked up steam in the past few weeks alone.

LINK (ChainLink) - ChainLink is blockchain middleware that allows smart contracts to access key off-chain resources like data feeds, various web APIs, and traditional bank account payments. By providing smart contracts secure access to these key resources, ChainLink allows them to mimic real world agreements that require external proof of performance and need to make payment in widely available payment methods e.g. bank payments. This project is a powerful integration technology that is working with big names like SWIFT and Gartner,  and has somehow flown under the radar until recently. Rowlinstone, a heralded Cryptocurrency Research Group, named LINK their sleeping Giant for 2018. It trades at just $1.08 on Binance at the moment and is starting to command the attention it deserves.

EVX (Everex) - Everex is a project that has recently gained some deserved attention for their financial services platform that aims to bring banking to the unbanked, and help small/medium businesses thrive with Blockchain. EVX is applying blockchain solutions to cross-border payments, trading and lending; and the team is loaded with folks who have tremendous experience in the industry. Although the token has increased over 100% in the last week, it is still outside of the top 200 market caps, and should continue to increase as they continue to deliver. EVX trades at $5.20 on Binance right now.

 

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Hot Coins 🔥 Tierion, 0x & Ethereum

Week of December 31st, 2017

TNT (Tierion) - Tierion is building a universal platform for data verification. Tierion works by creating a proof that links data to a transaction on a blockchain, which is called anchoring. Anyone with this proof can verify the data’s integrity and timestamp without relying on a 3rd party. This project has wide spread use cases such as Audit trails for business processes, document timestamping and IoT data collection and provenance. They already have a working product with pricing available on website, and have partnered with Microsoft and Phillips… With ~500mn circulating coins and a market cap rank of 169, it’s only a matter of time before the project is recognized, and is a good candidate to shoot into the top 100 marketcap rankings in the near term. Tierion trades at ~$0.18 USD on Binance at the moment.

ZRX (0x) - 0x is an open protocol for decentralized exchange on the Ethereum blockchain. It is intended to serve as a basic building block that may be combined with other protocols to drive increasingly sophisticated dApps. The token serves two main utilities: 1) to solve the coordination problem and drives network effects around liquidity, creating a feedback loop where early adopters of the protocol benefit from wider adoption, and 2) to be used for decentralized governance over 0x protocol's update mechanism. Decentralized exchanges will be hot moving forward in the space, and ZRX is a should be a solid pick up, it trades at ~$0.70 USD on Binance right now.

ETH (Ethereum) - Ethereum is an open-source, public, blockchain-based distributed computing platform featuring smart contract (scripting) functionality, which facilitates online contractual agreements. The value token of the Ethereum blockchain is called ether. It is listed under ETH and is used to pay for transaction fees and computational services on the Ethereum network. Ethereum is a top tier hold, the staple token issuing network, and thousands of dapps are already utilizing the network. As more people become educated in the cryptocurrency markets into 2018, the value of ETH will continue to rise, it trades at ~$715 USD on Bittrex as of today.

 

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Hot Coins 🔥 Verge, Civic and Lisk

Week of December 24th, 2017

XVG (Verge) - Verge is a project that has been around since 2014 and aims to bring user privacy to the masses while keeping the original vision of Bitcoin alive by providing user privacy in a public ledger. Privacy enabling coins will be a crucial part of the cryptocurrency space moving towards the future.  Recently, Verge has seen a lot of deserved attention, with mentions from Forbes, Bloomberg and The Chicago Tribune; and it’s gaining more traction with further wallet improvements to be released in the near future. There is a strong developer community around the coin, and it trades at just $0.22 on Binance at the moment.

CVC (Civic) - Despite the benefits of privacy enabling cryptocurrencies, there is a large concern around Identity protection, and Civic is addressing this head on. Civic’s platform enables people to build a digital identification, and their unique product offering allows real-time authentication of identity data verified by Civic or a Civic Identity Partner, such as a government entity, financial institution, or employer.  Their development of an ecosystem that is designed to facilitate on-demand, secure, low-cost access to identity-verification services via the blockchain will prove to be of growing importance as our current world integrates with blockchain services. With just 347mn coins in circulation, and a current market cap ranking of 69, there is much room for growth in such a valuable project. CVC trades at $0.70 USD on Bittrex at the time being, and has seen steady growth over the last month.

LSK (Lisk) - Lisk is a decentralized network that is building towards enabling teams/developers to create, distribute and manage decentralized Blockchain applications by deploying their own sidechain linked to the Lisk network, including a custom token. It is unique because Lisk is written entirely in Javascript, allowing for a Blockchain framework which accelerates and simplifies development. Lisk has jumped over the past couple of weeks but is dipping a bit now, and with a rebrand and increased marketing efforts on the helm for 2018 - the future looks bright for Lisk! It trades at $17.90 USD on Binance currently.

 

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