The world of crypto currency is moving really fast. Over the past 5 years Bitcoin outperform any other investment like gold, stock market or real estate.
Over the past years hundreds of new crypto currencies came on the market. Most of them are just copy cat or only have a few features that make them different.
Only a handful of those crypto currencies are real outliers. Those unique ones disrupt their industry just like bitcoin did with the financial sector.
The following top 5 crypto currencies are outliers and are the one I am sure will go up in value by 10x-100x over the next 2 years. (Roger ver, here is my prediction) 🙂
**FOR THE UPDATED PRICE PREDICTION FOR 2018 SCROLL DOWN AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST**
Ethereum is a true outlier. It’s a platform that allows to create smart contract that runs on a decentralize network. The team behind Ethereum is very smart. I always look up the people that are behind a project before investing and Ethereum has 100% of my confidence. Those guys rock.
Other then the team, the degree of adoption that Ethereum gets at the moment is phenomenal. Because ethereum is a platform where developer can deploy Dapps, a lot of inovation is being made at the moment and each one of those innovation boost the adoption rate of Ethereum and create a network effect.
If one currency can make it big, it is Ethereum. It already grew 1000% over the past few months and I can see the currency go another 1000% easily if not more over the next few months and years.
Ethereum is the only crypto-currency that I believe has the capacity to overtake Bitcoin Market cap in the near future.
Current Market Cap: $816,840,813
Price: $10.54 US
Prediction: Ethereum is the crypto currency that has the most potential. I think it could be possible to see it overtake Bitcoin in Market Cap. 500$/ether is something plausible in the near future.
Factom is another fantastic cryptocurrency that used to be called “Notary Chain” that should grow by a lot this year.
Factom allows companies to create immutable database.
Factom store information in their own blockchain and then create a hash of that data and stores it into the Bitcoin blockchain. They are also working on adding that hash into ethereum and other big blockchain to add protection.
Factom just got a huge contract with 20 smart cities in China and are working with other countries to create immutable data base. This will allow those government to stream line and secure their data.
The market for Factom is huge and they definitly are outliers. The people behind Factom are also very smart. I am looking forward the growth of this company.
Current Market Cap: $10,408,536
Price: $1.19 US
Prediction: Factom is getting mass adoption very quickly, I can see it growing to $30 before the summer.
Maidsafe has been around for quite a while now. 10 years exactly and they finally launch their Alpha MVP this week. Maidsafe is a decentralize database.
Instead of storing data on your computer, with maidsafe you can encrypt and upload it on the decentralise server. That way no one person can access your data without your permission. It is 100% secure and it doesnt use any space.
This decentralise database will make it possibe for whistle blower to share information without having the fear of seeing the governement or other group censor them. It is the internet uncensored.
Again, the people behind maidsafe are real geniuses. When you listen to them, you know that their vision is the future. I am so excited to have the safenet working. Once the safenet goes live the crypto-currency behind their project should skyrocket to the moon. It already went 10x over the past few months but thats nothing compare to what is coming.
Maidsafe has the capacity to revoluionize the internet as we know it. They are really amazing. Only people in the crypto-world know them because they are in Alpha, but as soon as they are live ( a few months) You will see them on every newspaper.
Right now you can only purchase their temporary coins called MaidSafeCoin. Im not sure how the exchange process will work so that is the only thing stopping me from investing heavily in this one.
Current Market Cap: $46,466,724
Price: $0.10 US
Prediction: once they go live, their price will sky rocket to a few dollars for sure. I really think they can revolutionize the internet so their price should reflect that in the long term. 600$ in a few years.
Bitcoin has proven a store of value over the past few years and it is currently trading at 410$ today. The price vary a lot but it outperformed all the other investment vehicle by a lot.
Bitcoin has the network effect and most people have heard of Bitcoin. But this is not a panacea because Myspace had the network effect at some point and they lost their position over better platforms like Facebook.
Over the past few years, Bitcoin got a lot of venture capital money so we should see very interesting apps and project coming to the market in 2016. All those companies will drive wider public adoption which would drive the price up.
One problem with bitcoin is that it’s block size limit reached the maximum amount of transaction it can process. It will need to overcome this before the price can start climbing again.
Current Market Cap: $6,275,855,363
Price: $410 US
Prediction: With the stock market going down, people will be looking for a safe heaven. I think it can reach 1200$ before the end of the year if they don’t get overtaken by Ethereum. If they get overtaken, we might see the price drop instead as people transfer to this better option.
Ripple is my last choice. The Banking system is trying to catch up on what Bitcoin did to them. The only thing stoping bitcoin right now is slow rate of adoption. Ripple pivoted into the banking market and recently closed a deal with SBI Bank, one of the main financial institution in Asia.
I heard that Ripple was trying to do something with the w3c consortium and I heard of Ripple trying to close a deal with RBC bank. So there is no big tornado yet but it seems like they are working hard behind the scene and something big might come out in the near future.
One thing I know is that the banking system would rather deal with a stable crypto-currency rather than one that fluctuate a lot, so Im not sure how that will play out with Ripple.
I wouldn’t hold my breath and I’m not too interested to see the banking system win, all I want is to see bitcoin succeed. But I keep Ripple in the top 5 because I can see them being disruptive to the banking industry in the future.
Current Market Cap: $276,170,587
Price: 0.008 US
Prediction: If Ripple can prove that they are the solution for the banking industry, their valuation could skyrocket. Until then, let’s watch on the side line.
I think that Bitcoin, Ethereum, Factom and Maidsafe all do something very different and they complete each other. No one could do what the other one can do. They are all necessary in their adoption rate is very fast. This is why those are my main bet for the 5 best crypto currencies of 2016. Ripple is a long shot but is worth following.
Crypto currency are one of the biggest opportunies for investor out there. Forget about gold or the stock market. Crypto are the revolution and if you don’t want to be left behind, you better get started.
If you want to buy Bitcoin, Coinbase is the exchange I personally use. You can buy Bitcoin and Ethereum and receive Bitcoin payment directly into your bank account.
**UPDATE FOR JUNE 2018**
I first wrote this blog post in 2016 and as you can see, the price of many cryptocurrency went up quite a lot. If you followed my advices, the best investment so far was Ethereum. I predicted 500$ and we are currently sitting at 432$ per Ether as i’m writing this blog post.
My investment strategy has changed slightly since I first wrote this blog post.
I currently think that most other cryptocurrencies are overvalued. I would advice against Ripple, Maidsafe and Factom at current price.
Ethereum and bitcoin are both a very good investment in my eyes and I still have them in my buy list. in order my top 4 are:
Bitcoin is the gold standard when it comes to cryptocurrency. It will stay the number one cryptocurrency for the foreseeable future. There’s many reason why I think bitcoin price will keep on rising in 2018 and beyond.
First, the lightning network just launched and this is really good news. The lightning network is one of the solution created by some members of the community to resolve the problem of scaling Bitcoin. It allows the processing of more transactions every second. With the lightning network, a second layer solution,(It doesn’t interfere with the functioning of Bitcoin) users can finally transact everyday with Bitcoin to buy a cup of coffee or do groceries. If the lightning network get widely adopted it, it will open up many new use cases in commerce and micro-payments.
Another major reason for the upcoming increase in price of Bitcoin is that we are seeing more and more solutions for institutional investors. For example, Coinbase has released Bitcoin Custody which allows institutional investors to buy Bitcoin for their clients and give custody to Coinbase.
Many investment firms were previously kept aside from investing in this new assets class which is bitcoin because they didn’t have the expertise to secure the private keys for their clients(imagine losing 100 millions dollars worth of Bitcoin). With those new solutions emerging like Bitcoin Custody and specialize trading platform for institutional investors, the doors are now wide open for a lots of money to come in.
The only long term downside I see with Bitcoin is the overuse of energy in mining, which I think will only force us to turn to green energy. Other black swan event cannot be discarded but they are black swan In the way that they can’t be predicted neither. So every year that goes by makes the long term success of Bitcoin ever more likely.
Current price: $6600
price prediction: $60 000 by 2020. This is a conservative prediction. The upcoming halving scheduled for may 2020 will take away a lot of selling pressure on the exchanges around the world. This will in turn make the price increase dramatically. Remember that the last 2 halving were accompanied by massive bull run(halving of 2012 and 2016).
With a debt cycle near its peak, I wouldn’t be surprised if we’d go in a recession within the next 24 months and in that case, I am even more bullish on Bitcoin.
Overall, Bitcoin will be the winning asset class for the upcoming 2 years, outperforming stock, real estate and gold again. If you care at all about your financial future, it’s important that you accumulate as many Bitcoin as you can while it is still affordable to do so.
Ethereum was able to gather a solid community around its project which is no small task. People who are working with ethereum are passionate about it and will not let it down at the first difficulty. Because of that, I don’t see Ethereum disappearing from people radar hence keeping the price at level where it is today.
I see 2 current problem with Ethereum and this is why I am not recommending it as much as I did on my last call.
My first reason to be cautious is that Ethereum as an inflationary policy built in. Where there will never be more than 21 millions Bitcoin ever, Ethereum will keep on inflating at a small rate each year for infinity. At scale, a small inflation seems to be the only solution for running decentralized app all around the world. So that is why I am not over concerned about this but uses of Dapp will have to keep on increasing in order to justify the price.
The second reason I have a little bit of cold feet with Ethereum is that they have much bigger issue with scaling than Bitcoin. If millions of people would suddenly start using Ethereum today, the whole network would grind to a stop. The network is just incapable to have so many transaction at once and this would render unusable all Dapps on the network.
Ethereum has a much more urgent need for Scaling than Bitcoin. Ethereum does have a roadmap to solve this problem but they are still just project on paper and no software got released in that direction yet. I have Ether on my buy list because I bet on Vitalik Buterin and his team to find a solution to this problem but it’s is well worth noting that they are still far from having resolved it.
Current Price: $473
Price Prediction: $3000 by 2020. I think that Ethereum will take advantage of the increase in price of Bitcoin. Ethereum is the second largest crypto by Market Cap and if it can keep its strong community, I don’t see why Ethereum would lose it’s pole position.
3. Binance Coin
Binance is currently the biggest cryptocurrency exchange in the world. They released a Coin when they first got started in 2017 called Binance Coin(BNB) to finance their operation. Within a year, Binance exchange quickly became the number one exchange in the world.
The current use case of BNB is that trader on Binance who hold the coin can reduce their trading fees. Another reason to hold the coin is that a future decentralized exchange built by binance will possibly be using BNB as the fuel for the exchange.
There’s also another great reason to hold the coin. Every quarter, 20% of all the profit made by the cryptocurrency exchange Binance are use to buy back BNB in circulation and every coin purchased this way are burnt. This decrease the supply of circulating BNB, hence the appreciation of it over the past year.
Because exchanges are making a LOT of money right now, and I think they will be making even more money as more traders shift from the regulatory burdensome stock trading to relatively regulatory free cryptocurrency trading, I am betting on binance Coin.
Current Price: $14.76
Price Prediction: $90 by 2020. If Binance coin gets integrated into a decentralized exchange like planed by the CEO of Binance, we might see much higher price in the longer term.
For the shorter term, my whole Bitcoin and cryptocurrency investment strategy rest on the prospect of a steady or increasing adoption rate of Cryptocurrency in the future. If Binance keep it’s leading position which I believe it will because of its able management team, Binance profit will increase proportionally to the increase of interest in cryptocurrency. They will then burn more coins every quarter, making each one of the remaining coin more valuable.
This is the most under-looked part of a portfolio in my opinion but it is really important. In case of a correction, its important to have some cash on hands to buy more cryptocurrencies or just cover unexpected expenses. You should have enough dollars in your local currency to cover emergency expenses so you don’t have to sell cryptocurrency in a bear market in such case.
I see many people trying to time the market and it’s quite difficult if you don’t have a solid stomach and a basic understanding of human behavior. If you have some cash in the banks, you won’t have to sell in 4-6 months if the price is even lower than it is today.
I always take a long term approach and so I think you should not touch the money invested for at least 2 years from the time you invest or until after the next bull market. To do so, you need a plan and enough money to sustain some unforeseen events.
But keep in mind that this currency is the only one who is guaranteed to lose purchasing power over the next years, so keep some but not too much 😉
Current Price: $1.00
Price prediction: $0.50 in 2038 Based on the central banks inflation target of 2% per year, the US dollar will have lost 50% of it’s value in 20 years. Consume with moderation!
I completely agree with you about Ethereum and Bitcoin predictions. I actually tend to believe that Bitcoin will give up its position to Ether eventually. It has become too slow, and there is a stagnation period in the development area, so yes, Btc=MySpace, which is nice but… Ether=Facebook, which is simply better in all aspects.
It’s interesting to see how it will evolve. There is a lot of interesting project coming on Ethereum soon that could make Ethereum adoption go even higher. Arcade city, Slock.it digix, Augur, etc..
Rajesh Virumal Lalwani says
Good morning Alex Sir,
I am Rajesh from India, I am 100% new,In india selected5 to 6 exchange of bitcoin & 1 exchange of ethereum. I open mt A/c in bitxoxo.com. So Sir how can u teach me & how can I buy Coin at perfect price? HOW CAN I BUY OTHER COIN WHICH U SUGGEST?
Hasmkh Vikani says
RBI in india allows you to invest/transfer UD $ 250,000/ annum from your bank account to anywhere in the world, for investments, without obtaining any formal permissions. So in my opinion, you can transfer to one of the reliable exchange like GDAX (Coinbase) / Poloniex, (if you want to invest in multiple crypto currencies). What I understand from media reports that it will be a violation of FEMA, probably if you trying to invest un-accounted money. Still check with some guys who have good understanding of FEMA and recent amendments, if any.
Absolutely no !! USD $ 250,000 outward remittance is allowed only for for valid reasons like education, tourism, support to family members etc. Shares and crypto investment are not allowed. stick to indian trading platform to avoid messing up with FEMA. They are going quite strict day by day.
muhammad sameer says
you can buy bitcoin and exchange into another crypto whatever u want you can easily buy bitcoin to known money exchanger
I am a Nigerian, please how can i buy Ethereum in Nigeria? Secondly is Ethereun accepted worldwide? Hope to hear from you soon.
For your MAID prediction. Did you mean $6.00. Or truly $600?
Is ripple coin safe to invest
Well it evolved pretty well!
Hey I know you might get a lot of questions in regards to crypto currency, but what can you advise about aeternity?
bill evans says
did you mean MAID $6.00 or $600.00?
Alexandre Fortin says
maid safe at 600$ if and when they go live. It could take many years before the project is finally ready…
crypt investor says
One year after, 20% correct
Aesop Smith says
Hello, I’m new in the cryptoworld but after reading this article and your comment I just was wondering what are your thoughts now with btc rising to over 4K? What do you think we can expect from btc and etherium from here?
Digital Currency Traders says
We are pretty much the same in our top picks – though I’m giving more attention to Bitshares, Monero and Dash. Great read!
Thanks glad you enjoy!
Is datacoin is good for investment? Or it a scam?
Monero is great, Zcash coming out soon. Lots of interesting thing happening
how do you buy others besides bitcoin and ethereum like monero and litecoin and ripple etc if not from coinbase?
I personally use Kraken.com along with Coinbase. Kraken has 11 crypto currencies.
STUART WILLIAMS says
Hi Alex, what are your thoughts on Litecoin, and by extension the Litecoin network?
Same picks as well, though I’ve thrown in some smaller-caps: xcp, rdd, rbr, and sec.
Nice list… my personal favourites are Ripple , etherum and Bitcoin…There are other good ones but those 3 i predict will do very well in the future
You are right. How do I invest in Etherum & Ripple
Alok Rawal says
Hi iam alok from india please tell me which currency i can invest for long term for good returns.
Anil Thakur says
I thing bitcoin, factom, maidsafe, ethereum
Where can I purchase Ripple and Factom?
You can purchase them on exchanges like bittrex or poloniex
what is your prediction for ripple in ’17? i have heard conflicting reports from many. just curious what you think it will hit this year. in USD.
Vasant Kadam says
where can I buy top 10 crypto currencies
TXCoin will soon go on the market to be sold. I hear it is backed with gold and other. I will soon open up in the market. I paid 5 RMB for each coin. My coin already increased in value by 1.69 RMB It’s selling for 6.69 RMB as of now. It is preparing to go global any day. Have any of you gotten any feed back about TXCoin yet? This is all new to me so if anyone has any advice I would appreciate the support.
Hey David, never heard of txcoin. can you link to their ANN thread?
I Invested in Stellar and Monero
Am in east Africa and i am interested to read and learn more about crypto currencies may you recommend the regit website that i can get clear understanding and also advice on the best crypto currencies to invest in…..there is been a lot of buzzy about one coin in our country…any views…….thanks
Onecoin is a scam. Do not get involve with this. Check out http://www.bitcoin.com if you want to learn more about bitcoin. You can read satoshi Nakamoto White paper. Check out also my youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/AlexFortinDotCom for in-depth video about cryptocurrency.
Can you please let meknow how ONECOIN is a Scam.
Because it is not a cryptocurrency. The coin is not running on a blockchain, it is simply an excel sheet on their computer. When you buy the onecoin scam, you get your name on an excel sheet. Me and everybody in the Bitcoin industry advise against this scam, don’t get caught.
can u please name crytocurrency for long term investment. I am reading lots of forum and want to do long term safe investment. I had collected few name which I probably will go to buy. they are as follows-
strat, sys coin, antshare, grid, pot, burst, xem, maid, nxt, nav, stellar and sia.
what u say about all this. pls reply
Hi Alex, can u please tell me is leocoin has future, can people trust on it?
Farooq Mir says
What do you say about firstcoin. Is it good to invest in Firstcoin. Secondly what is the future of first coin
mr alex whats about giracoin ur thinking
whats its future
plz reply me
Onecoin is a huge scam. Google ‘onecoin scam’ to read both sides of the story (it sounds like you’ve already heard the pump, now read the dump). STAY CLEAR OF ONECOIN. Invest your money in a few of the top ten digital currencies and you’ll be all good a decade from now!
Clubcoin also.. Find this in bittrex and on the rise track.. Why? #coinpay platform (hundred merchent will allow this) launching soon.. Also the huge network over the world.. 3 years from now will be usd5-10.. reward by stake.. Study your self 🙂
kevin Nnadi says
thanks a lot Alex, i am from west Africa how can i buy ” ripple” please direct me.?
Alex, can you please throw some light on YOCOIN
Vlad Cealicu says
Really good suggestions, I would have included XMR in there just because of the hype Zcash was going to generate about privacy.
Overall, against USD at least ETH in the last 6 Months the price has moved by $ 2.39 (22.85%) with a total volume of over Ξ 36.87 M / $ 463.75 M https://www.cryptocompare.com/coins/eth/overview/USD
Factom in the last 6 Months the price has moved by Ƀ 0.001276 (31.90%) with a total volume of over FCT 59.28 M / Ƀ 197.01 K and on top of this BTC has moved up as well so it’s closer to 70% up since your prediction https://www.cryptocompare.com/coins/fct/overview
Maidsafe in the last 6 Months the price has moved by Ƀ -0.00006000 (-29.41%) with a total volume of over MAID 1,080.70 M / Ƀ 148.62 K but BTC has gone up against USD so you’d still be up against USD https://www.cryptocompare.com/coins/maid/overview
Bitcoin in the last 6 Months the price has moved by $ 177.36 (41.71%) with a total volume of over Ƀ 11.84 M / $ 6,767.52 M https://www.cryptocompare.com/coins/btc/overview
Ripple in the last 6 Months the price has moved by Ƀ -0.000006000 (-32.61%) with a total volume of over XRP 7,481.97 M / Ƀ 86.67 K but you’d still be up against USD https://www.cryptocompare.com/coins/xrp/overview
So out of all your predictions, it seems that FCT did the best followed by BTC.
Hi Vlad, thanks for this summup
Where would you invest now, knowing all this, in 2017 for the near future ?
I thing to maximize the chances, there should be at least 5 or 6 different coins to invest in, one of them will in a decade max be around 1000 usd probably (excluding ETH and BTC)..
Adesola Henry says
Good morning pls i want to invest on any cryptocurrency that have a very good future,pls I need your advice and guidelines on how to invest the morning through the right channel.
Adesola Henry says
I need guidelines on how to invest the money.
I’m closely watching Ripple and maidsafe and nem
Ripple will explode when we all least expect it, you watch! It has so much potential but so far, has been widely ignored for one simple reason (because Ripple is working WITH the banks instead of AGAINST the banks).
Amazing! hope you became rich from ripple just now – you deserve it!!!
Kudos to all ur efforts to sustain the world of crptocurrency, I am indeed motivated with your kindness, keep it up with ur good work. My name is fetuga, I am so much interested in investing in cryptocurrency particularly ripple and so called fathom but I dont know how to go about it.
Pls I will be so glad, if you can guide me through all the processes involve
Factom / FCT is the best cryptocurrency out there at the moment. Massively undervalued and the Factom team is awesome. Tim Draper’s team invested 4.5 million dollars recently also, and if it’s good enough for Tim, it’s good enough for me.
The fact that Tim invests is not good enough. His firm DJV was a lead investor in Theranos, and that has proven to be a scam, no one in the scientific community was giving a dime for them, yet I heard him speak in person praising the CEO, and see where it all is now
Remember, VCs operate on a scheme where they only expect about 10% of their investments to succeed 🙂
Hi Alex, can I buy MaidSafe coins directly with USD without buying Btc? If yes how?
You need to buy BTC first, then you can transfer to poloniex or shapeshift and purchase it.
Appreciate if you could advice some input for ETH Classic
Please which cryptocurrency should I invest in among these three~onecoin, Edinarcoin or Thebillioncoin…please I need guideline, thanks.
If the coin you want to invest in don’t have a github.com repository where you or someone you trust can actually look at the code behind the coin, it means it is a scam.
All cryptocurrency have a github repository where other developer can look at the code. No code = fake coin
The 3 coins you mention here are well known scams. There is no blockchain technology behind those coins. It’s only a excel spread sheet and they add your name with how much money they stole from you. Do not get con into those scams.
You are very wise in your comments. great. I liked you too much
alex what do to think about zcash as an alternative to monero ? Also cute coin which seems to have great application for good -will it also be profitable ? Lastly what is your opinion of whether it is worth taking out genrsis mining contracts ?
ps meant cure not cute coin
I think that cloud mining contract is not a valuable thing to do. I would definitely advise against it. You are better off buying your own rigs or just buy the coin itself.
Zcash has better privacy feature then Monero. Privacy is a huge reason why Bitcoin got so popular. So yes, the future is looking bright for Zcash and Monero because of their superior privacy feature.
Hi Alex what about Coin Space. Due to launch in September 2017. My first introduction to crypto currency. Thanks
How many authorized exchanges are there in India, for crypto currency purchase. Please suggest safer sites for purchases. Also I want to invest in 10-15 various crypto currencies
Why the Zcash isn’t listed on the CoinMarketCap.com ? The coin no longer exist or what?
I have about $500 usd to invest but l don’t know how to go about it. Can you please tell me the digital currency to invest in.
KENNETH Eze says
Alex which of the currency is best investing in right now and how will I go about it, need ur guide thanks
“The Ethereum Platform rests on open-source software, and there is a risk that the Ethereum Stiftung or the Ethereum Team, or other third parties not directly affiliated with the Stiftung Ethereum, may introduce weaknesses or bugs into the core infrastructural elements of the Ethereum Platform causing the system to lose ETH stored in one or more User accounts or other accounts or lose sums of other valued tokens issued on the Ethereum Platform.”
That makes me rethink any strategy as the whole point to crypto currencies is security and anonymity.
There is a lot of buzz around coinspace in U.K. And also Giracoin in Switzerland. What do you think of these two crypto currency.
Did you get a reply about coinspace , interested to see what he had to say
Hi, I really appreciate your support, and I still want to know if virtacoin as a good future also.
Hello Alex. Do you know about Airbit Club? Do you recommend it? Thank you
One coin i see to make it big is Gulden (NLG) already has online merchents, offline merchents. And with their app you can pay to any gulden bitcoin and iban/sepa adress (no exchange). Its quite unknown still. But the devs are amazing.
VICTOR EDUNEM says
where do i buy bitcoin and make payment with either mastercard or paypal.
Coinbase, but it will be limited amount per week.
Jawacoin is good
Capt Karamjeet Kaur says
Have you ever heard of Wow Coins? Need to know about its authenticity.
Great work Alex !. Any one have an idea about “das coin” which will be out in next year and according to the coinleaders. com which has a combined features of bit coin and factum. Is it a scam ?
Good-day alex,pls I invested with LEO how reliable it is, tnx.
Vasant Kadam says
from where and how to buy crypto currencies only having blockchain technology and easy to buy and sell ( encashment),
I know about bitcoin and there is bitcoin exchange in India
Vasant Kadam says
Please suggest me which cryptocurrencies is good for buy
Hello Alex. I agree with your predictions. I knew its a silly question but you gave your price expectation for all of them a part of ripple ;). Can u predict a certain figure? Thanks
Hi Alex, its great to see that you guide people the right way. Please share your thoughts and suggestions about Leocoin ?
Jahabar Sathick Farook says
Appreciate if you could kindly guide whether to invest in Ether or Bitcoin ?
Can you give me about virtacoin. Are this cryptocoin is good
Good work Alex
We all are on right track. Just avoid scammers. My top 5 is Bitcoin, Ethereum, Monroe, litecoin and Ripple.
Great article. But what are your concerns regarding the maidsafecoin exchange process?
How can someone invest into these coins, bitcoin, ethereum, factom and ripple?
Jonathan Kitay says
$600 for Maidsafe in a few years? That would give the company a market cap of $271,531,447,200. That’s a bigger market cap than General Electric, AT&T, Alibaba, Procter and Gamble, Visa, and Wal-mart. Do you think you’re being a little ambitious?
Firstly don’t forget the S-curve in supply (it’s not likely to get much over 3.5bn coins) and the fact that safecoins are burned/destroyed when used, then farmed anew with a higher velocity of money and utility than anything we’re used to in crypto – you HAVE to burn safecoins to store or serve data on the network, only surfing is free.
Secondly, even at your estimate that’s under 1/3 of a trillion. If SAFE Network is really successful it could do a hell of a lot more than that given the number of areas it excels in – black market ($10 trillion), internet ($15+ trillion), IoT (predicted over $7 trillion by 2020 and $20 trillion by 2027, gold and silver ($8 trillion), serving the unbanked, remittances etc ad nauseum.
Really, there is no limit to the potential for a secure, private, censorship resistant network (real digital freedom) that monetises spare resources, scales positively, and provides free infrastructure for developers, along with a coin that has intrinsic value to store and serve data securely, can be sent instantly with zero fees, no PoW, private by default, capped supply, huge utility demand blah blah blah..
Really, if it became very popular and worked exactly as described with no compromises made to the functionality it promises, then I think in the long term MAID/SAFEcoin could even dwarf that prediction – crazy as that may sound to the uninitiated. It can also do the smart contracts of Eth, but it scales, so if you like Eth potential and you like upside and the chance to make crazy returns then you should like MAID. It is by far and away my favourite pick and biggest hold in crypto, I have sold almost all my Eth in this recent bump ;). Sell optimism, buy fear and uncertainty.
My big pics for ROI in 2017/2018 are MAIDSAFE and PDC/Decorum.
I’ll be returning to quote myself here at some point with some numbers to show how right I was ;-p
Mike smith says
well I just heard about crypo currency and doing some research. Looks like you blew it big time selling Eth in March. Early days I know but just saying.
Charles – what are your thoughts on Litecoin?
Thx for this analysis. Do you know where we can buy some Project Decorum ? I don’t see that anywhere. I only have MAIDSAFE coins. Thx for your reply
As of March 2017, what do you think would be the best coin to invest in? Hopefully one that will rise like Bitcoin in the future!
Especially with Brexit coming.
Much thanks in advance.
Marc Richman says
I am fairly new to the cryptocurrency market but not to investing or trading in general. By following you I have learned a great deal of information about these crypto markets and find it so fascinating how it is still so far out from the “mainstream@ public.
I believe good due diligence on a few of these currencies will provide significant upside for many people currently looking to invest. Thank you for all of your thoughts and comments. Very helpful!
Today/Yesterday Ripple / XRP is up more than 30% plus there is a high trading Volume, who knows what the reason is for this? I mean I am a owner of XRP so I am happy with it, but I would like to know the reason.
Hello guy’s please which app is best to store cryptocurencys like litecoin, ripples, factom. I need info please. Like I use blockchain for bitcoins and coinbase for ethereum. Which one can I use to store ripples factom and litecoin. Please
Kiran Katkar says
Hi Alex, Kiran from india.
Can u explain whether e-dinar is blockchain tech.or not? They giving .65% growh daily in our points.,so is this safe for investing money?and if not then which crypt. is better for investing today
Joe BlogsPogi says
NEM (XEM) , long term
J howard says
I think ripple (xrp) is a no brainer, for the very reason it’s disliked by many. Investing in xrp isn’t supporting big banking, it’s supporting the cutting edge in what will be the future of banking. To believe big banking will fade away as cryptocurrency matures is naïve in my humble opinion.
The world wants an anonymous form of payment… remains to be seen if that will ultimately be Bitcoin, ethereum, dash or other.
Just as the financial sector wants, or in time and proven concept will want a more efficient secure means of transferring funds. Very likely ripple will be leading the race in my opinion.
I think people go wrong in even comparing Bitcoin and others to ripple, they both have equal value in different races..
It’s interesting to watch as people post their opinions on various forums, many of which post negatively about ripple for competing reasons… These very people just might be wise to invest in both sides of the coin.
Just my 2cryptos
If I’m a bitcoin holder, should I claim the opportunity to receive free Stellar Lumen tokens later on this yr? Is there a risk to this? What is the significance? if any…
Hi i what can you tell me about PASC.
How do I save my MAID coins in paper wallet? I have purchased them on shapeshift and dont want to rely on 3rd party exchange.
Thanks Alex, very helpful and informative. I currently have a very good feeling about Monero. It has a trait that bitcoin does not have: total privacy. People can’t even know when you use it. Plus it will not have the scaling issues like bitcoin. Even Roger Ver has said he has a lot of his money in Monero. I’m not trying to pump it, but all indications at the moment look extremely promising. People, black markets, etc. will use it simply because they need the privacy. Also, you might want to put a disclaimer on your webpage, something like: “All investment involves risk. You are responsible for whatever you invest in, should you choose to do so.” or something like that. I don’t care personally, but it might save you problems later on should you have to deal with any bad people.
Rodolfo Sotis says
Hi Alex i’m leaving in south of france & i’m 100% beginner, what can you say about GCC COIN? ( Global CryptoCurrency Coin ) Is this legit cryptocurrency?
Thank you in advance…
Back here to just mention RIPPLE, is 11.9cents canadian $ today. This represents an over thousand % gain in 6 weeks.
With over 1 – 1.5 billion $ new money coming into the market every day now, we will see ripple in the 15+ cent range in the coming weeks.
My 2017 prediction is 26 cents Canadian.
Bitcoin, ethereum, zcash, zclassic are all solid holds as well, and have gained tremendously.
Ethereum will be the big one late 2017/2018, as big things are on the way shortly.
Don’t take my word for any of this… research heavily before investing.
I’d like to hear more from Alex and others about maidsafe. I’m invested but considered selling.
Just can’t really get past their choice of using maid rather than made.
how can i buy ripple coin through inr directly tell me the sight where we can buy ripple directly with our indian currency
Ashish Gupta says
Have bought BTC from Zebpay then open an account in poloniex exchange so now you can buy any coin per BTC
Tell us more about maid.
Srivastava Allya says
Than Alex. Wonderful article
Hi, what do you guys think about the crypto Gulden (NLG)? Last week they published a whitepaper…with amazing futures!
Hi Alex, I will like to know your view about Ardor and Nxt coin,
Are they good crypto to invest in?
Can you share your views about cryptocarbon (CCRB)
You can shop in stores and earn this currency as a cashback.
Just a beginer.
Investing in any of these, when this article was first published, would’ve generated a many X,XXX% ROI by now, just a year later.
The train is leaving the station… time to get on board.
LOL exactly. Taking this advice even when investing with less than $1,000 would have yielded unbelievable returns. I scrolled down to the may 2017 comments searching for someone to point that out. I was only in BTC and ETH at the time this article was written ): Still happy with my returns tho.
What do you believe is the best cryptocurrency for a young person to invest in? I am 22 years old. While it is still new and impossible to tell what is going to happen, do you have any thoughts as to what the best long term investment cryptocurrency is going to be? Or should i just dive into ETH as soon as i can?
thanks Alex for your efforts, please am in Nigeria which sit can recommend for buying and selling of a bitcoin ,because I have been dupe for bitcoin
Can you write update article about the top 5
is it the same today?
Yep, that would be nice to see.
Crystal Girgenti says
Has anyone heard of bitqy (Bitqyck) and any opinions?
What do you think about Storj?
thank you for your insight you were definitely on the right track with all those predictions,
i was wondering what your view is on ETC compared to ETH. What causes the huge difference in price.
Thank you, great article
Thanks for the valuable insight in crypto investing. Being new to crypto, i am reluctant to give out my passport info to different exchanges. Are they safe and are there an exchange that i can trade many crypto??
Love your blog..
Do you think that MaidSafe has the potential to reach $600 per coin? It is currently hovering at 30-40 cents USD.
Also what are your thoughts (price predictions) on XEM and Aragon?
I want to store Factom, and Maidsafe but I do not find any wallet to store?
which is the best cryptocurrency wallet to store these factom and maidsafe coins?
You can use Poloniex to store multi currency wallet & also exchange here.
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Any one know which exchange i can use to purchase LISK coin on margin ?
You can use YObit & Poloniex for margin exchange.
Nwankwo chukwuemeka Victor says
Please is ethereum good to invest in?
Ethereum is going to change the playing field. Once people understand that a dapp and smart contracts can pay the lunchlady at school. And business no longer have to handle cash and the platform allows eccomerce to be as simple as sending to a name. This will evolve into their next capItal globe market place.
Same question as Dilip
I wand To buy some maidsafe but i really dont know âge de To stock them.
As a long investment i wand the best and more secur Wallet.
Could you please recommendet one.
Alexandre Fortin says
There’s no secure wallet for it yet. You can store them on an exchange but it is risky.
What about storing MAID coins on a Bitcoin wallet like Copay? Then one could use Omniwallet to withdrraw it when required.
Hey Alex, I’m Matt. I’ve read a lot of your stuff, and more articles than I can count now. A few weeks back I took the plunge and bought 2 BTC, 15 ETH, and 30 LTC on Coinbase. I plan to hold long term. Earlier today I bought 150 XRP on Poloniex, and I’d like to buy several more Altcoins. However, I’m a bit hesitant to leave so much to chance. Using Poloniex as a wallet seems a bit sketchy, haha.
Do you store large amounts on Poloniex or Kracken? Is there any way to store XRP or DASH or XMR on any kind of wallet? (Paper, flashdrive, etcetera)?
Also, any gut feelings on what the next Coinbase supported currency could be? Off the record?
One last thing… thanks for what you do, man. Hope you make it huge!
Alexandre Fortin says
I store almost nothing on exchanges. As you say, they are un-secure for long term storage. You will need to find a wallet for each coins you want to hold long term. i think the next one could be zcash. Thanks!
Cyril Smart says
Please how can i get wallet for LISK, ZCASH, RIPPLE, NEM, golem. Thanks
Hi Alex, appreciate if you could give some opinion on dogecoin? Can it go far?
which coins are 6-10 in you opinion???
Perikles Gkiokas says
reading this article after almost a year of its publication I can say that you are pretty accurate,
and that’s great news (mostly for you).
Are you going to publish a similar article for 2018?
And also after these months lots of things have happened (for me Zcash and wannacry is one of them).
Do you have anything to suggest so far till the end of the year?
Sebas Lim says
What do you think about future of Litecoin?
I want to know if Nano Ledger is really secure.
Alexandre Fortin says
Yes it is secure
Zach'ın günlüğü says
maidSAFECOİN future 600$ ?? Are you sure sir Alexandre fortin ? This is impossible, future maybe 1Msafecoin 5-10$ maybe…-it is even hard!
Alex,YOU NAILED it in this article, far before anyone else did. Love it!!!
I wondered, have you seen Mooncoin and the craziness there? Supposedly, it’s Litecoin’s devs that put it together, but it has gone NUTS the past month. Up over 2,200%. It is recognized on GitHub, but wondering if this smells like a pump and dump or scam coin? I’m intrigued by your thoughts.
Hi, which is the best way to keep maidsafe and where can i buy it?
Praveen Kumar Alluri says
Hi Alex I want to invest 5000$. Could you please tell where can i invest now.
and As of now i am using bittrex please tell me which wallet is secure to store my coins.
Thanks in advance.
what about this way
How to store your MAIDSAFE coins in a bitcoin wallet using Omniwallet for withdrawal
I wanted to hear your opinion about dark bitcoin(BTCD). Will this currency appreciate?
Nguyen Thoai says
What altcoins should invest in june and july with cheap price?
Hi , i just want know how can i purchase above currency
Alexandre Fortin says
coinbase.com kraken.com bitstamp.com
I believe Storj coin will change blockchain history. It’s an I-cloud like data storage company that is a fraction of the cost of I Cloud storage and will be used by banks and corporations the world over. It’s cheap now, in the $1.18 cent range, but it will blow up big time, I’m sure. It’s one of the best kept crypto secrets.
PLEASE, I WANT TO INVEST IN ANY COIN THAT U CAN PREDICT TO RISE LIKE ETHE COIN THAT IS UNDER 2$ PER COIN NOW.
Hi Alex, what about $Ufo Ufocoin? Same devs as Feathercoin (+ 3000 sat atm), growing community and under 10 sat. You think is a good bet?
Frank o reagan says
Hey Alex first time investor from Ireland and don’t know much about cryptocurrencies but have being told to invest in DasCoin by a shrewd man but everywhere I look on internet there is a lot of talk about scam and not a real coin!would appreciate your thoughts on it’s potential in your opinion and most importantly is it real?
Thank you in advance
What is your opinon about EOS (https://eos.io) ?
Mike smith says
What is the point of having an early 2016 article predicting which coins to buy in 2017?
Serdal Cerit says
Hi alex can u tell us again about coins with Potential ? Pls
Altaf Shaikh says
Please please please give a list of 10 coins to buy n stock just like u did last year.
Hi Alex, Pls I have only 50$ what coin can you advice Me to buy? I am new to cryto trading?
You said you don’t leave ur coin in any exchange, so were do you leave it?
Are you a short time trader or long term?
I am a lady just inquisitive to know and learn cryto trading
HI Alex, is ethtrade a scam?
hi Alex, Iam new to crypto currencies and i have decided to invest around 4000 usd into cryto currencies.
I would definitely go for eth,xrp.
Can you please suggest any other coins that have the potential to grow 100x from here preferably sooner than later.
Hope you would care for a reply..
HI Alex,What is the relationship between Maidsafe and Safetradecoin
Hi Alex, lately, you are not replying for comments. Could you please provide us some of your thoughts on which currencies to invest right now(June 19, 2017) so as to make better gains please.
We are ardent followers of your blog and will appreciate if you can give us an update on the cryptos to invest in this last half of 2017.
Your research is thorough and we appreciate this immensely. You will be amazed at the no of people that look forward to reading your inexhaustible research. Keep it up.What do i do when the coins i buy starts dipping instead of appreciating?
Someone, please explain how multiple CC’s will produce the ‘scarcity’ effect that currencies do not. Thank you.
Serdal Cerit says
What do you think aboıt NEM?
I am very new in the Universe of Crypto Currency.
Please guide me how can i start my journey here ?
What is your opinion about Steemit ?
Richie Rich says
Hello Alex, I am amazed how accurate were your predictions. Which cryptocurrencies would you choose for last three months of 2017 and year 2018?
Dong. L says
Thank you for your sharing. How do you think about Kyber Network KNC. Is it scam or should I invest in this crypto currency?
Have a nice day. Thanks
SNEHAL INTWALA says
Alex….your thoughts on Bitcoin GOLD?
There is also a Bitconnect coin do you recommend also this coin
Could I please get your thoughts on Electroneum ETC.
Rana Abid says
I want to invest in crypto currency. its my first time so plz help me to choose which one is best.
Please update the information
As of 1/2/18…these are how your 5 picks would have gone Alex…..
5 Picks…. Ethereum 80x, Factom 55x , Maidsafe 10x , Bitcoin 33X , Ripple 282.5X
..Averaged 90x Return…If someone had invested 20K Split (4k in Each) they would have made $1,800,000 in 2 yrs…if they just bought and held these….not bad man.
Alexandre Fortin says
Thanks my brother 🙂 I do my best
How about NXT and Ignis?
Do you think it is worth to
Invest on those coins?
I wish I have found this article before or at least at the beginning of 2017.
Alex we have 2018 , do you still hold the same prediction for MaidSafe coin – 600$ in a few years? Or something changed?
If you still believe that the price of maidsafe coin will be 600$ in a few years what’s the importance of current price?
Does it matter in practice if the current price is 0,30$ or 0,25$ or 0,35$?
In any case the gains will be astronomical!
If you still believe that the price of maidsafe coin will be 600$ a few years after launch, what’s the importance in practice of current price?
Does it matter if someone has bought with 0.36$ or 0.28$ or 0.40$ when the potential is 600$ or even more?
In any case he will be at least a millionaire.
Unless of course you expect a dramatic fall of the price and as a result it’s worth waitting!
Alexandre Fortin says
I don’t think Maidsafe will have a working product anytime soon so no, I dont suggest holding any Maidsafe at the moment.
I am buying MaidSafe still. Biweekly 200 bucks so not a lot but slowly accumulating. I predict a network launch in late 2019 maybe 2020 if hiccups. I believe coin value will be close to $60 so I am buying any coins while under $1.00. $600 is a bit aggressive IMO considering the # of coins the network will support, 450 mil now, 4.5 Billion later. Granted I view it as a binary play, if you believe they will produce a good good product before funding runs out then its a buy, if you think they are biting off more than they can chew and won’t reach product launch prior to funding exhaustion then its a no go. Wishing the best of luck to all in whatever crypto they dive into! Hopefully in two years I can return to this post happy with results hah.
claudia macgruer says
wondered what you thought of karat gold and the currency they have backed by gold?
Sam S says
Any advise abot investing on Nebulas, byte coin, Dogecoin and Dent please?
Alex – Why you removed ZCASH ?
Alexandre Fortin says
I don’t think it has enough potential
What changed recently which made you change your mind ? They did Sapling upgrade successfully.
Hi Alex. You totally missed EOS. The ethereum killer. Scales like mad. Not congested. Many developers are switching over. Bitcoin seems to have solved their scaling issues …..Ethereum has not. Stellar luemens is another good project. I hope this wins out over Ripple. Litecoin too is a good coin. Like Bitcoin but faster. Easier to use. Think of Bitcoin as a store ov value but Litecoin as actual currency. Digibyte too is a great coin even faster than Litecoin and also based in the Bitcoin prototype. They are innovating like mad at DGB. Finally Omesigo. OMG is helping people not in the current banking system and there are billions get a way to use cryptocurrency. Cheers. Will.
KAPIL kumar says
Bitcoin and other crypto currency are loosing their value heavily, is it possible to that total marketcap again dump below 100b ? as currently its on 142b?
also advise on Bitcoin cash and maidsafe as i can see there are not in your updated list.
waiting for your response
Alexandre Fortin says
They are not in my list because I don’t think they are worth investing in. This is the actual list im using right now to invest.
Alex, any updates? I have been following you for a few years and You have a solid vision about the crypto space.
Alex Fortin says
Id say focus on Bitcoin only. It is your safest bet longterm.
I am following you from last 5 year, I just want to know are you posting your investment list for 2020? If yess when?
Alex Fortin says
For 2020, id say only Bitcoin. I don’t see a reason to buy anything else.
Hope that helps
Michael Coffey says
Hi Alex any advice on Chinese Crypto I am aware that they gave some out in Shenzhen for the people to use. What about any Future connections between Ant group and Alipay I dont know what the RMB or digital Wan is called any insight would be greatly appreciated
Hi Alex – With BTC now @28K , what do you see next in 2021-22. Do you see any other coin with potential, Pls advise Thanks !
Jose Joseph says
wow golden words btc 410 nowwww 550000 eth 1800 thumps up
I’d love to know your thoughts for 2021 and 2022! Thanks.