2019 has brought another change to cryptos, and the crypto winter seems to finally be at its end. The prices of many cryptos are already recovering, including Bitcoin, which finally managed to grow past the $4,000 mark and turn this level into its strongest support.
However, Bitcoin and most other top coins are simply too expensive for an average investor, and many who are just arriving at the crypto space are wondering whether or not there are other coins which might be a worthy investment. Of course, the coins would still need to have a future, and something to hope for — something which might ensure their success some day. We believe that there are several such coins already in the market, with three of them being so cheap that you can get a decent number of them even if you can only spare $5 for your initial investment.
1. Stellar (XLM)
The first such coin, with its price well below $5 is Stellar (XLM). This is a project that aims to provide regular people with the ability to quickly and instantly make international payments, at low fees and with transactions being processed and completed as soon as they are made.
Stellar chooses to offer its services to regular traders and investors, unlike its biggest rival, XRP, which opted to offer its products and services to banks and financial institutions. So far, Stellar has been one of the fastest coins in the crypto market, but its price still remains relatively low, with only $0.10689 per coin at the time of writing. Its use cases are much-needed in this day and age, and that will surely remain true in the following years.
2. Basic Attention Token (BAT)
Next, we have BAT, which comes in combination with Brave browser. BAT is a coin which aims to change the way advertising works. So far, companies that wanted to offer their products to a wider audience needed to pay massive amounts of money to companies like Google, Facebook, and alike. They depended on these companies’ reach, as well as their efforts to advertise their products.
BAT and Brave hope to change that, with Brave blocking all online advertisement by default, and providing people the opportunity to watch ads of their own free will. To give them an incentive, each ad they choose to view will grant them a certain amount of BAT token. This will basically take power from major corporations that are currently holding a monopoly on the web, and allow companies to connect directly to their customers, and gain valuable feedback in return.
Currently, BAT price remains low, only $0.231500 per coin. However, this is likely to change in the following years, as Brave acquires more users and expands its reach even further.
3. Steem (STEEM)
Finally, there is Steem — a coin that features its own social media platform, Steemit. Steemit is a social media platform for bloggers, which allows people to express their thoughts and feelings, share images and videos, and get rewarded for posting content that the community likes.
It is similar to Reddit in a way, with the biggest difference being the fact that each upvote will grant you a certain amount of money, donated in crypto. You can also get money for commenting on other people’s posts, and even by upvoting other posts and comments, thus contributing the platform by pointing out the best quality content and community members.
Steemit is considered to be one of the platforms of the future, while STEEM has the potential to dominate an entire group of social media dApps, such as Steemit itself, Dtube, and many others. Meanwhile, STEEM price remains quite low as well, currently being at $0.452716. However, in the future, as more people start turning away from centralized platforms like Facebook and YouTube, Steemit and other members of the Steem dApp family will likely be the best alternative, and the increased usage will launch STEEM price to the moon.
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Should Crypto Projects Devote Resources to Community Growth and Marketing?
2020 has been an incredible year for crypto as investors have generated windfall profits and crypto projects have seen their businesses gain the spotlight they’ve been looking for. While Bitcoin has received most of the attention after major institutional investors announced they were accumulating the increasingly scarce asset, many altcoins have also seen their fair share of glory. When looking at all the big winners of the past year, the first project that probably comes to mind is Chainlink, having appreciated by more than 550% YTD and now valued at over $4.5 billion. But, the actual biggest winner of the year is HEX with a YTD return of over 5,000%.
I mention both of the above projects as they have each taken slightly different paths to achieve greatness. Chainlink has devoted resources toward building a fundamentally sound business with many strategic partnerships while HEX has spent vast sums of money on marketing and promotion. Both approaches are valid, but one thing is certain, it is absolutely imperative for crypto projects to let the crypto community know what makes them special. Of course, one of the reasons that makes crypto so valuable is the powerful blockchain technology that most projects are utilizing.
Cryptocurrency vs. Blockchain Technology
It’s important to make a distinction between blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. Although they are often used interchangeably, they are different. Blockchain technology and crypto were both created after the 2008 financial crisis, but cryptocurrency…
XENO starts VIP NFT trading service and collaborates with contemporary artist Hiro Yamagata
Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 24th December, 2020, // ChainWire //
The XENO NFT Hub (https://xno.live) will provide a crypto-powered digital items and collectables trading platform allowing users to create, buy, and sell NFTs. Additionally it will support auction based listings, governance and voting mechanisms, trade history tracking, user rating and other advanced features.
As a first step towards its fully comprehensive service, XENO NFT Hub launched a recent VIP service to select users and early adopters in December 2020 with plans for a full Public Beta to open in June 2021.
“NFTs are extremely flexible in their usage, from digital event tickets to artwork, and while NFTs have a very wide spectrum of uses and categories XENO will initially focus its partnership efforts and its own item curation on three primary areas: gaming, sports & entertainment, and collectibles.”, said XENO NFT Hub president Anthony Di Franco.
He also added “This does not mean we will prohibit other types of NFTs from our ecosystem However, it simply means that XENO’s efforts as a company will be targeted into these verticals initially as a cohesive business approach.”
Development and Procurement Lead, Gabby Dizon explained, “Despite our initial focus, we found ourselves with a unique opportunity to host some of the works of Mr. Hiro Yamagata. We are collaborating with Japanese artist Hiro Yamagata to enshrine some of his artwork into NFTs.”
Mr. Yamagata has been…
My Crypto Heroes Announces Issuance of MCH Governance Token
Tokyo, Japan, 24th November, 2020, // ChainWire //
My Crypto Heroes is happy to announce the issuance of MCH Coin as an incentive to players in the My Crypto Heroes ecosystem, aiming to allow them to craft a “User-oriented world”. The MCH coin is available on Uniswap with a newly created pool with ETH.
My Crypto Heroes is a blockchain-based game for PC and Mobile. It allows users to collect historic heroes and raise them for battle in a Crypto World. Officially released on November 30th, 2018, MCH has recorded the most transactions and daily active users than any other blockchain game in the world.
What is MCH Coin?
MCH Coin is being issued as an ERC-20 Standard Governance Token. The issuance began on November 9th, 2020, with 50 million tokens issued.
Of the funds issued, 40% are allocated to a pay for on-going development and as rewards for advisors and early investors. 10% are allocated to marketing and the growth of the ecosystem, and 50% are allocated to the community. The Distribution Ratio of the MCH Coin is subject to change via a governance decision.
The MCH coin will be used as a voting right as part of the ecosystem’s governance, with 1 coin being 1 vote. It will also be used for in-game utilities and payments. Additional information can be found here:
During December 2020 the first governance…