While 2018 was a far cry from the performance of 2017, some cryptocurrencies still had an outstanding year.
Here are five cryptocurrencies that caught out attention, and are potential big performers as we approach New Year 2019.
1. Ox (ZRX)
Ox (ZRX) had its ups and downs over the course of the year, but is still well in the green. It moved from $4.15 million to its current $4.75 million. However, in May it peaked at over $1 billion. Still, it survived the crash at the beginning of the year, and the company continued to grow. Therefore, Ox (ZRX) was added to the enormously popular Coinbase. Additionally, it was added to both Kucoin and Bitfinex. This could promote the Ox Protocol, which rewards developers in the native token.
2. Binance Coin (BNB)
Binance Coin (BNB) rose fairly steadily from a $1 billion market cap earlier in the year to the current $1.27 billion. Overall, the popular exchange and its currency had a successful year. Moreover, the biggest news is that they’re now testing a fiat exchange in Uganda. However, there is some concern as Binance just pulled 1.6 million coins from the market. This didn’t affect the increase in the value. Sometimes a coin burn drives up the price, but can also merely prevent it from dipping.
3. Digitex Futures (DGTX)
The overall trend of Digitex Futures (DGTX) was a steep incline since its ICO. Many prefer to approach crypto investments as futures, which is what the Digitex platform offers. Additionally, they provide the service with zero fees, which probably increased their popularity.
Furthermore, they use their native currency, which leads to a high trading volume. While other coins struggled during 2018, Digitex kept climbing, reaching around 300% in the last month.
Ripple is one of the cryptocurrencies that experienced an incredible year so far. While it’s price should be a bit higher, it’s adoptability reached new heights.
SBI Ripple just launched its blockchain-based money remittance app that may dominate Japanese bank transfers. The app, referred to as MoneyTap assists people to make real-time, free domestic transfers. They accomplished this by using Ripple’s xCurrent payment solutions.
Additionally, Banco Santander launched a mobile payment solution. Furthermore, RippleNet powers this platform as well. It is big for three reasons. One, Banco Santander is the world’s ninth largest financial institution by revenue. Two, it’s the biggest bank in the Eurozone. Launching its own blockchain solution is significant news. It’s a catalyst that could very well spearhead the adoption of blockchain in the financial sector.
5. Dogecoin (DOGE)
Dogecoin (DOGE) has become quite the Internet sensation involving cryptocurrencies.
For one, the project made famous for its Shibu Inu mascot may be preparing for a listing on Coinbase.com. In an interview with the crypto news publication Blokt, Dogecoin developer Ross Nicoll says his team plans to be included on Coinbase. The very idea of such a move could take the former joke coin to stellar new valuations.
Additionally, users of the Salt Lending platform can provide DOGE as collateral for loans.
“Having recently updated its platform to include Litecoin, SALT has seen increased loan demand from an international standpoint, specifically from the UK, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Vietnam,” says Salt.
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