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Meanwhile, it will not be long before governments begin issuing legal tender in the form of cryptocurrencies. However, the fixed number of tokens circulating poses a challenge for managing the economy with standard monetary and fiscal policy tools.
As more people worldwide begin accepting the Bitcoin revolution, other digital currencies are likely to flourish, creating markets for swapping and arbitrage, just as in the traditional foreign exchange arena.
Top ten-listed Litecoin could have plenty of upside potential
Litecoin was an early Bitcoin spinoff or altcoin, starting in October 2011. Technically, Litecoin is nearly identical to Bitcoin.
Litecoin or LTC is the seventh leading digital currency out of over 8,380 different tokens in circulation.
As of Feb. 4, LTC had a market cap of $9.79 billion at time of writing, approximately 0.89% of the entire asset class. At $148.13 per token at time of writing, LTC did not follow Bitcoin to make a new high above its late 2017 peak.
The chart shows that LTC traded from a low of below $2 to a high of over $355 per token; the high came in December 2017.
In some ways, LTC has more utility than Bitcoin because transactions are verified four times faster. As the seventh leading cryptocurrency, those who believe that the asset classes’ market cap will rise likely think that Litecoin is inexpensive at under $155 compared to Bitcoin at the $37,000 level.
TRON is highly speculative but might pay off big time
TRX was initially created as a token based on Ethereum, but it migrated to its own network in 2018. Tron Coin or TRX is a next-generation social media outlet where users can create and share content with anyone worldwide. TRX is the currency that pays for the content.
TRX is the twenty-first leading digital currency with a market cap of around $2.434 billion that holds about 0.20% of the asset classes’ market cap. TRX was trading at the $0.03382 level on Feb. 4.
Since 2018, TRX has traded from a low of $0.001791 to a high of between $0.20 and $0.21. The high came in early 2018, just after Bitcoin reached its first milestone at the over-$20,000 level.
TRX is an exciting investment candidate because it allows content producers to host content on their platform without any middlemen, such as Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), taking any cut or commission. TRON is a peer-to-peer technology where creators have complete ownership without any second party intermediaries.
TRON announced a partnership with Samsung (OTC:SSNLF) in late 2019. TRX could attract lots of interest given its low price level. Remember, Bitcoin was at only 6 cents per token in 2010. A $100 investment then would be worth over $55 million today.
Number 1 rule for investing in the cryptos
Governments and regulators will use all their powers to retain control of the global money supply. With over 8,380 tokens in circulation, and rising, many alt-currencies will go bust, and investors will lose everything they pay for their tokens. A diversified approach to investing in a portfolio of cryptos is the most conservative method for this highly volatile and risky asset class.
The tokens with the most substantial market caps are likely to do the best and attract the most volume and investor interest. When storing cryptos in a wallet, don’t lose the key because all of your tokens can disappear into cyberspace if you forget the password.
The digital currency revolution has arrived, but the asset class remains small as its’ market cap is less than half the size of Apple’s. Investing a small percentage of your portfolio in digital currencies could pay off in the coming years.
However, the risk of a total loss remains high as governments are likely to put up more than a few roadblocks over the coming months and years.
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