In this article, we follow up with the percentage gains from our April top picks (since our April 4th article Moonshot Picks up to this point). We have added new picks for the month of June that we feel could be due for huge gains. Remember, cryptocurrency investing isn’t for everyone, always do your due diligence and consult with a professional before making any investment decisions.
Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology have become incredibly popular amongst individual and institutional investors across the globe. Many have been leaning more towards investing in hedge funds relating to the cryptocurrency industry instead of the individual cryptocurrencies.
Shut Up Already Take Me To The Moon! Top Picks June 2018
#9 Cardano (ADA) Up 126.6% Since April 4th
Cardano; Short Term Gains and Long-Term Potential
Cardano is one of our Top 5 Picks for 2018 and should be (in our opinion) a staple in any crypto portfolio. As the bull market is back in place, we could see Cardano (currently trading at
A strong governance system is only one of Cardano’s benefits. They are also ready, willing and able to comply with new government regulations through their soft fork ability. The addition of the control layer protocol will make them into a viable Ethereum alternative. As they roll out the platform upon which decentralized applications can be created, their market share will increase. While Cardano’s ADA token has stagnated in price since December, it is primed to rise – and effectively available at a discount.
At the same time, Cardano is a long-term project that has plans to truly use their infinite scalability. As technology increases, so too can the blockchain. They will switch out modules and implement soft forks to keep the platform relevant and performing at a high level. The staying power that this produces should keep Cardano in the top 10, and their control layer will help them seize more of the emerging cryptocurrency market.
#8 Deep Brain Chain (DBC) Up 187.28% Since April 4th
Deep Brain Chain (DBC) Out of all the undervalued cryptocurrencies listed here, this one is the most likely to be big if you’re reading this article a few months from this being published. DBC is a smart contract token based on NEO that’s already listed on KuCoin and soon to be listed on Houbi, a popular Korean exchange. It solves a huge problem in the artificial intelligence space, the training of new computers, and that’s one of the reasons DBC could be so valuable.What DBC does is create a blockchain based neural network training platform that connects computers across the world. It’s essentially a distributed AI creation network that may or may not be used in the next Skynet.
- Invested in by NEO
- First mover in the artificial intelligence space in cryptocurrencies.
- Team of top scientists and a whitepaper that actually makes sense.
- Constantly shilled on reddit and /biz/
Where to buy DBC: Kucoin
#7 DragonChain (DRGN) Up 93% Since April 4th
The US based company, Dragon Chain has been gaining quite a bit of attention from both newcomers and veteran crypto investors. Dragon Chainoffers blockchain as-a-service, which allows businesses to implement blockchain technology to secure their databases and execute smart contracts – all without any technical expertise. All business data is retained by the owning company and with a server-less scalable platform, any further development can be done with ease.
In addition to real world use case, Dragon Chain also serves as a platform for exclusive ICOs that can only be participated in by holding the DRGN token. The ICO function of Dragon Chain is projected to be a crucial element as over 200 projects are planned to launch an initial coin offering exclusively through Dragon Chain. To make things better, any upcoming Dragon Chain ICO will accept United States investors and only one KYC (know your customer) is required.
To bring this all together, an incredibly talented team was formed that consists of some very accomplished individuals. The list of team accreditations is too long to include in this article but a noteworthy detail to note, is that the founder of Dragon Chain, Joe Roets – has 20 years experience in software architecture and has been involved with companies such as Overstock, Coinbase, and Walt Disney. Being a United States based company with infrastructure that is completely scalable, an incentivized HODL program, and exclusive ICOs being launched on the platform – Dragon Chain is gearing up to be a promising project.
With launch of the AWS server-less platform right at the end of March, we feel that when the market turns, DRGN is going to fly (or will it rise?)
Usually announcements like this are already priced in, but with the market in its current state, people don’t seem to have jumped on the Dragon’s back with quite as much enthusiasm as they may over the next few weeks.
Dragon is perhaps one of the best long-term hold of these picks as well, so now might be one of the best entry-points you’ll ever get.
Where To Buy DRGN: Kucoin
#6 Kyber Network (KNC) Up 173% Since April 4
This is simply a case of a quality project being severely undervalued.
Kyber Network (KNC) is a decentralized exchange built on a system of reserves. The project, which held its ICO in late 2017, is one of two projects formally advised and backed by Vitalik Buterin (Buterin has announced his support and advisement publicly for Kyber Network and OmiseGo).
Kyber’s decentralized exchange model is unlike anything we have seen before because it provides guaranteed liquidity at all times.
At its core, Kyber is also deflationary. The reserves must hold and spend KNC to execute these transactions, and a portion of the spent KNC is burned following every trade. As users and reserves increase on the Kyber Network, so will the demand for KNC. However, the supply of KNC will simultaneously decrease. High demand plus low supply equals positive price action.
If you look across the market, you can see how exchange tokens have been bullish over the past few months. Tokens such as BNB, ZRX, KCS, and KMD have all found their way into the top 50 cryptocurrencies on CoinMarketCap. However, Kyber is currently sitting in the 70s, and it seems to have stabilized in that range. Based on the success of the other utility tokens in its field, KNC seems to be extremely undervalueD.
#5 Icon (ICX)
ICON team has released an official wallet, ICONex. It is still only a desktop version, introduced by Chrome extension, but it will be expanded to mobile Android & iOS in the near future. According to the official announcement, ICONex supports not only native ICX coins of ICON Mainnet, but also ETH and ethereum-based ERC20 tokens.
Currently there are only ethereum-based ERC20 ICX tokens in circulation, distributed to ICON ICO participants at the end of 2017 as a temporary substitution for native ICX coins. Once ICON Mainnet is launched officially, there will be a swap of ERC20 ICX tokens to native ICX coins. ICON Mainnet, functioning now in a test mode, was launched in January 2018.
The official launch will be announced soon (presumably in March-April, 2018), as well as information about the swap of ERC20 ICX tokens to native ICX coins. After several months after publish numerous announcements about the token swap, the ERC20 ICX tokens will be burned. ICON is at an absolute value down at these levels.
In addition, Pantera Capital Management, one of the first and largest crypto hedge funds announced last week that ICON (ICX) is their largest bet for the upcoming year, a pick that they are so confident in that their portfolio holds a larger % of ICON than Bitcoin. Now that’s a vote of confidence.
#4 Bread (BRD) **New Recommendation**
The Bread Token (BRD) provides discounts and additional services when using the popular Bread wallet app. Bread is the first cryptocurrency wallet to provide a loyalty and customer rewards program. In the competitive cryptocurrency wallet market, Bread has acquired over 650,000 customers in over 150 countries. The next step is incentivizing people to stay inside the Bread ecosystem.
The Bread wallet is a free iOS or Android download and easy to set up. There is no registration or personal information collected during the setup process. Upon downloading the app you can import a Bitcoin wallet or create a new one. If you create a new wallet, you’ll be provided with a paper key, “a list of 12 words that can be used to restore access to your wallet if you ever lose or upgrade your phone.”
If you decide to later use a different wallet, the 12 words can be used to generate your private key and you’ll still be able to recover your Bitcoins. The keys are only accessible from your device so you won’t have to worry about Bread getting hacked.
The simple user interface has options for sending and receiving Bitcoins. In the menu option, for certain countries, there is the ability to buy Bitcoin directly from the Bread app.
The ultimate goal of Bread is to build a decentralized bank. Just as AirBnB doesn’t own any hotels and Uber doesn’t own any cars, Bread doesn’t actually hold any of your money. They are simply facilitating the sending and receiving of your money. The company is headquartered in Zurich but provides services for users all around the world.
Bread will partner with a variety of financial services institutions to allow for the “buying and selling of Bitcoin, direct deposit of wages into Bitcoin, payment of bills, buying and selling of tokens, tracking ROI of crypto assets, etc. Bread is aiming to reduce customer’s dependence on traditional fiat based banks and move them to the world of decentralized banking.”
Rather than try and set up in each country and become legally compliant, Bread simply partners with established third parties in different countries. “If you open your Bread in Japan, you will be given access to local exchanges and services that are legally compliant and serve customers in Japan. If you travel to Germany and open your Bread there, you will see the services that are available for use in that region.”
#3 0x (ZRX) **New Recommendation**
0x is a protocol for decentralized exchange (DEX) of ERC20 tokens. ZRX is the native token of the protocol. At its core, 0x is a system of smart contracts that can be used by anyone—it is open-source and completely free to use. Developers can use the 0x protocol as infrastructure to build user-facing decentralized exchange applications. 0x is one of the early examples of a protocol using the franchising go-to-market strategy.
Of the many technical approaches to building DEXs, we believe that 0x’s is the best. 0x utilizes off-chain matching of orders and on-chain execution of trades. This allows for a large number of individual trades to take place quickly without bloating the blockchain with unfilled/cancelled orders.
0x accomplishes this through a novel form of private key-signed messages. Users who wish to conduct a trade create a message that includes specific parameters about the trade—which tokens they’d like to trade, the price, and the order expiry. This message is signed by the user as authorization and broadcast to the network. Once broadcast, this order is open and can be filled by counterparties.
Alternatively, the user can name a specific counterparty and send the order directly to that party to fill. The order can only be filled according to the parameters set by the user that generated the order. When the taker signs the order, it is submitted to the Ethereum blockchain, where the trade is executed trustlessly by the 0x smart contract. This means that the smart contract simultaneously takes balances from both the maker and the taker and sends them to the counterparty at the exact same time. No third party must be trusted.
0x is an open source protocol for order discovery and execution. The 0x team aims to provide a real exchange with order books and liquidity. As such, the protocol incentivizes third parties to create channels, called “relayers,” for users to generate and broadcast these messages. 0x allows relayers to charge a fee, denominated in ZRX, for their services. While 0x offers the back-end infrastructure for decentralized exchange, relayers will provide the front-end services that allow 0x to compete with existing centralized services.
In addition to facilitating exchanges within existing DApps, the 0x protocol also makes it possible for any third party to run a dedicated decentralized exchange built directly on top of 0x. These parties are called relayers; they run their own order books and user interfaces but conduct trades using the 0x contracts. Radar Relay, The 0cean, Kin Alpha, Paradex, and EthFinex are all independent companies that are building 0x relayers. Other projects such as dYdX, Dharma, and Market are building derivatives and other financial products using 0x.
0x has an extremely talented team that is tackling one of the most pressing needs in the crypto ecosystem using the best technical approach (off-chain relay with on-chain settlement) coupled with strong market validation. The ecosystem that has emerged around 0x is incredible– not only are relayers building traditional exchanges on 0x, but others are using the protocol to offer other financial instruments, and many of the biggest projects in the Ethereum ecosystem are integrating 0x directly.
0x is fueling up for launch.
The forecast by end of the calendar year 2018 is around $ 37. Similarly, the five-year forecast is around $ 143. Thus, the total quantum of appreciation which can be attained is actually pretty huge. This is the reason why it is worth investing as well.
Moreover, when you look at the platform itself, you will realize that the platform is scalable as well. It is easier for the companies to use this platform in order to create various applications. With the help of parallel execution, it becomes easy for the company to run multiple decentralized applications.
With the help of multiple decentralized applications, the IT infrastructure need of the company is reduced. This is the reason why more and more enterprise level clients are expected by the platform. If indeed, it becomes the platform of choice for the enterprise level clients, the appreciation in the token will be huge.
This is the reason why this platform holds such a lot of potential. As more and more companies start using this platform for decentralized applications, the valuation of this platform could increase significantly.
Upcoming EOS MainNet launch: Few days left for token lockdown
With the EOS MainNet launch fast approaching, everyone has their eyes on June 2. This means only a few days have left before it splits from Ethereum. Hence, the message currently doing the rounds is, register your tokens.
After May 31, all the EOS held in the ethereum wallets will be useless as they will be locked down. Those EOS token won’t even be transferable.
So, make sure you register your balances via the official site of EOS. One can also send them to the exchange where you put them under the mercy of EOS core developers.
Reportedly, 50 percent of EOS addresses are unregistered that will have their EOS frozen unless they get themselves registered.
Here’s an instructional video to need help:
Exodus movement asked its users to register as it explained:
“EOS Mainnet tokens are to be distributed in a 1:1 ratio to the ERC20 tokens held by registered addresses. The current ERC20 EOS tokens are simply placeholders. All tokens are said to be swapped for Mainnet EOS tokens after the launch of the Mainnet.”
So, with just days left in the MainNet launch, the anticipation is at all-time high and the market is all ready to see the EOS prices skyrocketing.
#1 Dignity (DIG) ***New Recommendation***
Recently Cryptobontix became the new owners of the token known as Unity Ingot. They have a few ideas on what they want to do with the formerly rolled out tokens and a new direction for this asset. In order for us to explain exactly what will happen to Unity Ingot (UNY) token, we must first explain what they represent and what were the original goals set in motion by the developers of UNY.
What Is Unity Ingot UNY?
Unity Ingot launched on May 11th of 2017. The token was created under an Ethereumcontract format. The talk amount of fully issued tokens was established at 10 billion. The idea for this token seems pretty simple at first. Legacy asset is the name of the game. Unity Ingot was designed to be a valuable asset which could be handed down to your future generations or good friends as it continued to gain value over time.
The token’s value was designed to come from mining alternate coins, such as Ethereum, Lite Coin, Zcash, and other well-known coins. Afterward, the mined assets are to be sold and converted into gold bullion and Bitcoin to store the value of the coin.
Cryptobontix has a slightly different vision for Unity Ingot. While they are still attempting to continue maintaining the whole legacy asset idea in play for UNY, they have also converted the token into a new token named Dignity (DIG). The amount of smart contract is also being reduced from the huge 10 billion tokens to a bit more acceptable 3 billion. Their main focus is also to ensure that each token is being backed by $1 of Gold.
In addition to the token conversion, Cryptobontix is also planning to roll out 3 additional tokens on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018. The final token breakdown is as follows: one token representing $1 USD in Gold, assumed to be the new DIG token, $2 USD in Silver for the second new token, $3 USD in Platinum for the third new token, and $4 in Palladium for the fourth new token. This is a very interesting idea because now these token will have multiple ways to back their value through the rare metals market.
While the original success of UNY was somewhat stifled by the decline of Bitcoin value, at the same time it introduced a rather interesting way to ensure tokens retain their value and can be passed down to future generations.
Reducing the amount of token from the original 10 billion to 3 billion should make a huge difference in the ability of this token to retain its value; we think Cryptobontix is making an excellent decision here. Adding additional token to diversify the value profile is also a great move.
*** Breaking News ***
Management Addresses All Rumors, Telegram Drama & FUD
- DIG Announces New (World Class) Management Team
- DIG is currently on track to have 25,000 mining rigs up and running within six months. Their goal for this time next year is 65,000 mining rigs.
- DIG Announces Airdrop! Everyone holding DIG will be airdropped the new tokens for free as a bonus for holding DIG.
To accept the airdrop, you will have to move your DIG tokens to a non-exchange wallet.
The “bonus token” will be listed on a minimum of two exchanges to possibly five.
Compatible Third-Party Wallets:
- Exodus Wallet
- MyEtherWallet (MEW)
- Trezor Hard Wallet
- Ledger Hard Wallet
- Bread Wallet
- Mycelium Wallet
DIG tokens can be transferred onto exchanges again, once the airdrop has completed.
Do your due diligence and be ready. DIG is literally doubling your holdings at no cost so now you will own two different tokens.
With some of the upcoming partnerships and news expected over the next couple of months (according to industry insiders) Dignity (DIG) could do another 500% without breaking a sweat. Making Dignity (DIG) our #1 pick with the highest upside % upside.
Where To Buy: LiveCoin
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BetChain is an impressive casino and one of the pioneers in the Bitcoin scene. Since it was established, the casino has focused strongly on servicing the Bitcoin community. Only lately the casino has opened up its doors to traditional currencies, but its identity remains strongly defined by Bitcoin. Betchain is also re-launching its whole VIP program and refining its customer service further to offer an unprecedented gaming experience to all its clients
BetChain’s focus on service, coupled with unique bonus offers, makes it one of the most successful Bitcoin casinos. BetChain caters to customers hailing from different regions of the world. That means that apart from English, its page is also available in German, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Portuguese, Turkish, Greek, Dutch and Swedish. BetChain also offers live chat, 24 hour customer support, and lightning quick withdrawals.
Provably Fair: BetChain emphasizes provably fairness, allowing gamers (and the casino) to verify all bet outcomes to ensure they were correct and fair.
Safe and Secure: BetChain claims to use the latest in encryption and secure servers to ensure that customers’ money is always safe.
#2 – Bitstarz
The most popular Bitcoin casino out. The casino is provably fair and regulated by the Curacao government. It offers around 1,000 high quality games, however it does not offer a sportsbook feature (where you can bet on popular sporting events). Bitstarz also accepts multiple currencies and isn’t limited only to cryptos.
Deposits can be made via Mastercard, Skrill, Neteller, Bitcoin, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash and various other methods making it highly accessible to worldwide users, even those who don’t own Bitcoin. Support is available through social media, online chat and email. It’s also probably the most appealing casino out there in terms of design.
What really caught our eye about Bitstarz is the fact that they respond to user complaints even via Reddit, which shows they care about their customer experience and are willing to step up when needed.
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All the games at mBit were independently tested and verified for fairness by RNG.
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