Original: XP Coin

The cryptocurrency markets have been unforgiving on investors in 2018, leading many to lose a significant percentage of portfolio value in just a matter of months. However, as the bulls begin to make up ground and bitcoin charges towards $9,000, many are on the lookout for the best altcoin investment deals. This can be a difficult task given the ever-growing number of projects, and limited resources. And the resources that do exist tend to provide only a snapshot of the total market and signals after coins are on the move.

With that in mind, we took some time to put together a list of the cryptocurrency projects that have the most potential upside relative to their 52-week highs, as of April 20, 2018. This list, which you can view in full below, consists of 105 projects. While there are no guarantees that any project will return to its 52-week high, it’s a decent metric for screening potential upside given previous trading trends — especially since traditional valuation methods aren’t typically applicable to altcoins.

Here are some of the most interesting projects from the list:

DENT (DENT): 881% Upside

DENT is a blockchain company attempting to tokenize and democratize mobile data and bandwidth. DENT is developing a mobile app and marketplace using blockchain technology for buying and selling of mobile data packages, which can be direct telco products, or originating from users that sell unused mobile data packages to each other. Through this decentralized approach, DENT aims to seriously undercut the costs associated with traditional mobile plans, while offering a unique solution to the impending international data crisis. (more)

Electroneum (ETN): 821% Upside

Electroneum is a new project that has developed its own blockchain with the explicit intention of gaining mass adoption via the 2.2 billion smartphone users worldwide. With nearly 1 million users registered on their platform, Electroneum is focused on creating a network of mobile crypto miners to further facilitate widespread adoption of ETN as a currency. Ultimately, Electroneum hopes to be the first digital coin to enter common usage among ordinary mobile device users. (more)

RevolutionVR (RVR): 648% Upside

Revolution VR is a platform that allows anyone, anywhere to create, share and play virtual reality games and experiences without writing a single line of code. RevolutionVR includes a bundle of free assets that you can use to design with more content coming out every week. (more)

Sumokoin (SUMO): 576% Upside

Sumokoin is a small-cap privacy coin that was launched as a fork of Monero. By default, all transactions use RingCT with a minimum ring size of 12 to conceal sources/amounts transferred, as well as make the coin highly resistant to blockchain analysis. Many believe that Sumokoin is to Monero what Litecoin is to bitcoin. (more)

Trade Token (TIO): 533% Upside

Trade.io is a next-generation blockchain trading platform that aims to democratize the financial markets and redistribute wealth back to investors and companies, through reducing and eliminating fees and inefficiencies by utilizing its innovative trading platform. (more)

AppCoins (APPC): 499% Upside

AppCoins is an open and distributed protocol for app stores using blockchain
technology and smart contracts. The AppCoins project is currently supported by the Aptoide App Store, which boasts over 4 billion downloads, 200 million users and direct engagement with over 12,000 developers including Gameloft and Zeptolab. These staggering numbers make AppCoins one of the most significantly backed project launches in terms of product adoption. (more)

Storm (STORM): 432% Upside

Storm is a newly re-branded blockchain project that aims to create a low-fee, transparent freelancer platform that works to gamify microtasks and make workflows more engaging. Storm cuts out the middleman by leveraging smart contracts that securely link a freelancer to an employer, essentially eliminating fees as money is stored on the blockchain instead of a centralized escrow system. To further incentivize freelancers, Storm has introduced gamified microtasks that can be completed on mobile devices and are paid out in Storm token. (more)

Qtum (QTUM): 426% Upside

Qtum is a platform for implementing tools, templates, and other plug-and-play smart contract options to make it easier for businesses to build and execute smart contracts. Specifically, Qtum is focused on decentralized applications which can be executed on mobile devices. Qtum leverages a combination of Bitcoin’s blockchain and Ethereum smart contracts to offer businesses a high performing, yet stable platform for DApp development and implementation. (more)

Siacoin (SIA): 407% Upside

Sia is a decentralized storage platform secured by blockchain technology that leverages underutilized hard drive capacity around the world to create a data storage marketplace that is more reliable and lower cost than traditional cloud storage providers (i.e., Amazon, Dropbox, etc.). (more)

Bread (BRD): 426% Upside

Bread is a decentralized financial services platform company, launched their own bitcoin wallet back in 2014. While their wallet is easily one of the best designed on the market, the company has larger ambitions for their platform than just simple coin storage. Bread wants to become a decentralized banking platform, that will enable users to do more with their cryptocurrency holdings. Bread’s ultimate goal is to essentially put a miniature bank in the hands of every user. (more)

Request Network (REQ): 359% Upside

Request Network is a decentralized network that allows anyone to request a payment for which the recipient can pay in a secure way and all information is stored in a decentralized authentic ledger. Request Network’s code is open source, fully auditable, and allows developers to build their own financial applications. Through a growing number of partnerships with financial institutions like PwC and an investment fund of $30M designed to fund developers building on their network, Request Network aims to become the premier platform for both peer-to-peer payments and business invoicing. (more)

Substratum (SUB): 342% Upside

Subtratum is an open-source foundation for a decentralized web which will provide unrestricted access to content and sharing of information for users across the globe. To achieve this lofty goal, Substratum is developing a new hosting platform that leverages per-request billing via micro-transactions and incentivizes users to run nodes to create the network by paying node hosts in Substrate tokens. Ultimately, Substratum aims to develop the first fully functional peer-to-peer internet. (more)

Polymath (POLY): 261% Upside

Polymath is a new platform that opens up the blockchain to legally compliant securities offerings with a network of services designed to lower associated transaction costs over time. Powered by the blockchain and smart contract technology, Polymath and its unique Security Token Standard Protocol (ST-20) enables securities issuers to create digital tokens to represent shares and other instruments relating to traditional financial assets like private equity, stocks, debentures, commodities, VC funds, real estate, royalties, and insurance. This is the first platform to enable truly legal ICOs. (more)

Ethos (ETHOS): 255% Upside

Ethos aims to make the cryptocurrency market accessible to everyone, accelerate adoption of blockchain technology and democratize ownership of cryptocurrencies. To accomplish this, they are building out a number of products within their platform, including a universal wallet and a suite of APIs designed for developers building financial systems on the Ethereum blockchain. A key element of the Ethos platform is their social ecosystem, where they hope to build out a crowdsourced investment model, as well as a social gamification system for participation in the new blockchain economy. (more)

Reddcoin (RDD): 254% Upside

Reddcoin is a decentralized cryptocurrency that is built primarily for social media platforms. Reddcoin plans to integrate their digital currency platform seamlessly with all major social networks to make the process of sending and receiving money fun and rewarding for everyone. (more)

Waves (WAVES): 226% Upside

Waves is a platform which allows users to create, transfer and exchange blockchain tokens on a peer-to-peer basis in a single multi-currency wallet. The platform, which will soon implement smart contracts, allows users to issue their own tokens on the Waves blockchain with just a few steps. Waves aims to become the premier cryptocurrency platform and is actively building towards that goal. (more)

Navcoin (NAV): 224% Upside

NavCoin is a decentralized proof-of-stake (PoS) cryptocurrency based on the Bitcoin Core. On top of a solid foundation, NavCoin offers modern, easy to use wallets which are packed with high-tech privacy features. (more)

Lisk (LSK): 221% Upside

Lisk is an upstart blockchain project solving several Ethereum shortcomings by making it easy for developers to build and deploy their own blockchain applications in JavaScript. Given that JavaScript is a widely used coding language, especially when compared to Solidity, Lisk has lowered the barrier for developers to create blockchain projects. What’s more is that each application built on the Lisk blockchain is integrated via customizable side chains, solving a lot of the volume issues facing the Ethereum blockchain. (more)

Qash (QASH): 214% Upside

QASH is the native token of QUOINE’s LIQUID platform, which is a financial utility designed to bring together the global liquidity pool under a single umbrella. The ultimate goal of the QASH LIQUID platform is to provide liquidity services to both developed and emerging markets, where token issuers, token holders, innovators, and users of next-generation financial services all benefit and contribute to a shared liquidity pool. (more)

Ark (ARK): 201% Upside

Description: Ark aims to increase consumer adoption of the blockchain by focusing on two critical areas: a fast, secure core technology and practical services for real people. Ark is developing a platform to bridge popular blockchains (Bitcoin, Ethereum, etc.) through what they are calling a “SmartBridge,” which allow for communication among validated bridged blockchains with the ability to perform tasks and other more advanced functions. Ultimately, Ark hopes to rapidly lower the barrier to mainstream consumer adoption by making a seamless ecosystem through blockchain interoperability. (more)

Full Altcoin List

Methodology: The 52-week high is based on the best estimate of data available on CoinMarketCap.com, please consider that these numbers will almost certainly be different as the input price changes constantly. The potential upside is the hypothetical return on investment at the current (April 20) price if the coin returned to its 52-week high. Cryptocurrencies currently trading near all-time highs were intentionally ignored.

More: Bitcoin Price Moves Towards $9,000 With Strong Momentum, Bull MarketRipple Price Rallies 20% to Headline Surging Cryptocurrency Markets

Follow us: Telegram | Twitter | Newsletter

Disclaimer: The author(s) of this article may have a position in one or more of the securities mentioned above. This article is for informational purposes only and should not be taken as investment advice. Always conduct your own due diligence before making investments.