Investing in cryptocurrency is a big gamble with many users constantly searching for the next big token. Despite the prominence of Ethereum and Bitcoin, many new challengers have stepped up as better alternatives.
The right choice can turn a modest investment into millions, which is why it is important to know who succeeded among the lesser-known startups.
All the following tokens and currencies were merely a blip on the radar last year. Now, they have become global competitors that would have been the biggest ICO investments you could have made just a year or two ago.
Take a look at some of the best ICO return on investments to date during 2018.
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1. Stratis (STRAT)
Stratis started the month before NEO, on the 21st of June 2016. The UK-based platform started as a blockchain-as-a-service before it launched its own cryptocurrency. Its wide reach has made it the biggest ICO ROI of 2018, rising from a measly $0.0073 by a whopping 23,629.35%.
2. NEO (NEO)
NEO was released back on the 8th of August 2016, with a decent ICO (ROI) thanks to a starting rate of $0.1590. It was the first ever decentralized cryptocurrency in China and had spread throughout the East before going worldwide. The ambitious project rose to great prominence, surpassing most of its competitors in a 14,177.50% rate rise.
3. QTUM (QTUM)
QTUM started earlier than many others on the list, back on 12th March 2017, with a rate of $0.1500. An open-source cryptocurrency, it focused on smart contracts and cross-currency reach. This hybrid of Bitcoin and Ethereum skyrocketed by 3,049.76%.
4. Populous (PPT)
Populous is aptly named for its focus on smaller enterprises, rather than worldwide conglomerates. Released in June 2017, it had potential with a value of $0.2522. By helping out the little guy, they’ve turned invoicing into a fast-paced system, and rose in value by 1,635.15% since their release date on the 24th June 2017.
5. 0X (ZRX)
ZRX had an ambitious goal back on August 15th of 2017. It wanted to make cross-currency exchanges simpler and faster, which is tough for a decentralized system. Its gamble is paying off since it has become one of the most profitable ICOs bringing a starting value of $0.0480 up by 1,546.49%.
6. OmiseGO (OMG)
OMG was released on 7th June 2017, with a promising rate of $0.2742 it practically took only seconds to reach hard cap. With a focus on decentralized exchange, the coins can be traded in the cheapest routes for fiat and cryptocurrency on mobile. This led to a rise in stock, going up by 1,533.70%.
7. Humaniq (HMQ)
Released on April 6th, 2017, Humaniq had a quiet start with a value of $0.0035. A couple of years later, it has shot up with an astounding 1,494.79% rise. This comes from its vast reach in the mobile data market, making it one of the best performing ICOs during 2018.
8. Tron (TRX)
Transitioning from Tronix on August 31st 2017, the tokens have risen in popularity from its initial $0.0019 rate. It has exploded as one of the biggest ICO competitors, shooting up in value by 1,221.29%. It’s no wonder thanks to a 2000 TPS speed and free transactions.
9. Ethbits (ETB)
Ethbits was released on April 15th, 2017 and was developed as a peer-to-peer transaction site. Users can directly transfer between both cryptocurrency and fiat currency. This has led to a substantial rise in its value from its $0.8800 start by 604.55%
10. DENT (DENT)
DENT was developed by DENT Wireless Ltd and was released on July 12th, 2017. Despite a starting rate of $0.0005, they have risen as one of the biggest ICO by 538.52%. This was probably due to its platform focusing primarily on mobile data transactions.
11. Tezos (XTZ)
Tezos was developed by parent company Block.one, and launched on the 1st July 2017. They started out with a $0.4000 price rate, before skyrocketing by 253.70%. This may be because Block.one handed the tech over to the community of users, even though that delayed the official release.
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