Most digital currency investors know that the crypto market can be quite ruthless at times. Mistakes are hardly tolerated, and never truly forgotten. Altcoins that make the wrong move are very likely to lose a lot of their support, which usually only leads further down the road until they get completely forgotten, and never see the light of day again.
However, this is not always the case, and there are still coins that managed to make a comeback even after everyone thought that they are gone for good. Today, we will check out our top 3 picks for such coins, and see how are they doing today.
1) Dogecoin (DOGE)
Dogecoin is an altcoin that needs no special introduction. If you follow news from the crypto world, chances are that you have already heard of the “joke” coin multiple times. Doge came to be as a meme, but it managed to survive some of the most difficult periods in crypto history. How it did it — nobody knows. However, it likely has something to do with one of the strongest and most supportive communities in the crypto space.
Dogecoin never had extremely high value, and even during the late 2017 price surge, it only ever reached the value of $0.016 per coin. However, after the market crashed in January, DOGE dropped to only a fraction of that value. Its lowest this year was $0.002311, and it was reported just before Dogecoin surprised the entire crypto world by making a comeback in mid-September. Since then, the coin has been relatively stable, with small drops during the last several days. However, it still managed to come back from the brink, which is why it definitely belongs on this list.
EOS is a coin that barely has anyone in the gray area — most people either love it or hate it, with nothing in between. For EOS, 2018 was an eventful year, during which this altcoin made a lot of progress. However, it was not an especially happy year due to some mistakes that it made.
The biggest issue regarding EOS this year happened just after its MainNet was launched in June. Not only was the launch delayed, but the network proved flawed just after the process was completed. So much so, in fact, that it needed repairs within the first few hours of its “life”. While this is nothing scary at first glance, it affected the way a lot of people think about EOS, and the confidence in the project was lost.
Still, the project itself has a huge potential. It has an ecosystem similar to that of Ethereum, but more simple and user-friendly. It is also a great place for developing dApps and creating smart contracts, which has made it popular with developers. In addition, EOS is fast, cheap, scalable, and stable. This is why the project managed to stay alive even after it made its mistakes, and why it is expected to explode during 2019.
XRP may be the project that has suffered the most in 2018, at least when it comes to moves made against it. It certainly attracted a lot of attention, and it made numerous headlines due to controversies surrounding it.
Due to its nature, the fact that the company that created it owns the most of its funds, and numerous irregularities with bad explanations, XRP was a prime target of accusations, lawsuits, and negative press for a long time. Throughout the year, we kept reading about the company being sued, the coin being a scam, potential centralization, the fact that it cannot be mined, and a lot more.
All of this helped to create a very negative picture about XRP, and a lot of people believed that the coin won’t last for much longer. However, XRP managed to launch some of its long-awaited products, and they turned out to be working without any issues. As a result, XRP surged by as much as 20% twice in a span of a few months. On both occasions, it managed to briefly overtake Ethereum as the second largest coin by market cap. However, it was also brought back to the third spot both times, after only a few hours.
Still, this means that Ripple has a lot of potentials, and the company behind it has made effort to prove that the coin is truly decentralized after all. In addition, the situation regarding lawsuits got partially taken care of, and XRP has made quite a successful comeback.
In the end, there is a lot more that XRP needs to do in order to grow to its full potential. However, it is certainly not going anywhere, and it will likely stay high among the altcoins for a long time.
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TokenPay (TPAY), Litecoin, and Verge (XVG) alliance about to transpire
Ever since the cryptocurrency sphere was met with the news of the partnership between Litecoin Foundation, TokenPay, and Verge (XVG), the idea of them coming together has been among the most controversial news to ever surface in the cryptocurrency world.
The collaboration managed to even draw the attention of one of the most renowned crypto-influencer and bitcoin campaigner, Tone Vays. In his usual style, Tone took to Twitter handle on hearing the news, tweeting and expressing his disapproval while criticizing the creators of the three cryptocurrencies for allowing such a move to occur.
In retaliation to the attacks from Tone, Charlie Lee, the MD, and founder of Litecoin (LTC) posted his clarification on Reddit on the 17th July in regards to the partnership. Litecoin’s CEO started by explaining the dissimilarities between Litecoin as a currency and Litecoin as a company.
In his remarks, he said that Litecoin as a blockchain and crypto network is a decentralized network, whereas Litecoin Foundation as a company is a centralized non-profit institution whose goal is to ensure Litecoin (LTC) is developed, adopted, and used. Charlie also mentioned that Litecoin’s cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies did not require his direct services at the moment hence his concentration on Litecoin Foundation.
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WINGS, a decentralized crowdfunding platform based on the Ethereum blockchain, has had a great run over the past two months. Culminating in a peak of US $.23 just a few days ago, the currency behind the product has more than doubled since it’s lows of early September.
Despite the slight downturn WINGS is currently experiencing, this crypto-favorite may not be done running up the green candles on your favorite exchange just yet. A small drop like we had today was actually expected and could be considered healthy by long-term investors. These dips are also appreciated by those of us waiting to get in on a project we feel has real potential. WINGS has shown us that potential and is now presenting a great buying opportunity for speculators and traders looking for the next wave of support to lift this coin into the stratosphere.
What is WINGS?
WINGS was created to nurture project proposals via the Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) model. Using blockchain networks and smart contracts, the platform allows the WINGS community to promote proposals with the greatest chance of positive returns. WINGS, in essence, is a decentralized forecasting ecosystem, where token holders are given an incentive to make choices concerning projects on the platform.
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Since the crypto craze began, there have been hundreds of altcoins that have emerged and attempted to take over the world of crypto with their advanced and innovative ideas. While these days there are well over 2,000 individual coins, there have been many more to emerge and disappear, all within the last 10 years.
Clearly, having an idea and launching the coin itself is not enough. While it is by no means easy to do so, there are additional measures and rules that you, as an altcoin creator, need to consider if you want your coin to remain relevant. Clearly, not every idea can succeed, and after 10 years, it is quite difficult to present something new. However, cryptos are still a new technology, which is why there are still many unexplored possibilities that may allow you to reach success.
Secrets to altcoin success
1. Capturing the attention
As mentioned earlier, there is not a lot of things that are simple when it comes to creating altcoins. However, while your plan and idea make sense to you, no matter how complex they end up being, this will not be the case with potential investors. Many of them might give up on getting involved if they do not understand what the coin is all about, or if the road ahead seems too complicated and unclear.
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