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After a very exciting year in 2018, with booming ICOs, very highs and very lows, let’s turn our heads to the future! We have made our predictions, and while nothing is for granted, we expect these 10 tokens to make a rise in 2019.

Without any particular order, let’s see who we except to boom next year:

1. Komodo (KMD)

Komodo, the development platform and exchange with in-built privacy functions hold great promises. They have built a unique solution so far and started one of the only exchanges enabling atomic swaps between tokens. Their plan to launch the platform Komodo 2.0 should bring cross-chain smart contracts, UTXO-based smart contracts, and delayed proof-of-work security services. With federated multi-chain syncing they aim to achieve 1 million TPS. With the new release, the Komodo platform and coin holds great chances to boom in 2019!

2. Monero (XMR)

Monero is a privacy-token, with solid transaction schematics, ring signatures, and stealth addresses. It runs on a proof-of-work concept, whereby XMR holds at least the value of the electricity it was produced with. Monero was founded on 2 base principles of cryptocurrency: privacy and decentralization. Monero is backed by a huge community, who appreciate keeping their data completely safe and secret. This strong group of supporters most probably will keep this classic coin high in 2019.

3. Stellar (XLM)

Stellar so far has been boosting on cheap, fast and efficient cross-country payments. They offer 5-second transaction speed, and extremely low fees, which compared to the 5% transaction fee in the general market, is a huge advantage. Stellar has a fantastic management, and proven partnerships with giants as IBM. It also serves as a development platform for more crypto tokens, which require speed and efficiency. For example, it runs the Tempo remittances dApp, which can process 600,000 transactions for 0.01USD. Stellar seems to be growing at great paces, and is a solid investment for next year!

4. Basic Attention Token (BAT)

The Basic Attention Token has been developed to rethink how we consume and reward advertising content. The associated Brave browser has been boosting the download charts offering faster, ad-less Internet browsing, with over 4 million users. While the browser might not be perfect yet, there are significant developments, and it will serve as a base for using the BAT token. Brave and BAT give users a whole new way to perceive and get rewarded for ads while keeping publishers incentivized accordingly. Their project has a huge potential, industry experts, a working product, large community and they are set to success.

5. EOS (EOS)

EOS addresses some key issues in the Ethereum network as a development platform. EOS does not require its own programming language and provides extra services to developers. They overcame the scalability issues and provide faster transactions without gas. There is no coin mining, rather voting by selected block producers. There are now more than 200 decentralized applications developed on EOS, with very active users. Their token sale was a huge success in 2018, and they are supported by a great community. We expect EOS to boom in 2019.

6. OmiseGo (OMG)

OmiseGo aims to establish self-sovereign financial operation for the masses, targeting customers who do not have bank accounts and are excluded from the modern financial world. They have been making great progress in developing their Plasma network, which is scheduled to be released at the end of 2018 and is predicted to catapult the adoption and use of OmiseGo. This sets their boom right on time for the new year.

7. MakerDAO (MKR)

Stable coins are rising through the end of 2018 and are expected to grow in significance in 2019. The most popular stable coin Tether has been struggling, and the market is ripe for a better solution. MakerDAO with their DAI stable coin pegged to Ether has been growing at the end of 2018. They have received a significant investment from Andreesen Horowitz’s fund a16z, which is known to invest in companies as Facebook, Slack, and Twitter. MKR has a real use case, and the token has a lot of potentials, which will be noticed at least in 2019.

8. Civic (CVC)

Civic revolutionizes digital identity solutions, by providing secure storage for identity, with allowing the user to authorize the use of their identity real-time. Shortly, every time someone needs to prove who they are, now they can do quickly, safely and easily with Civic. They are growing a huge network of partners and users- for example, the above mentioned Brave browser and Bat, 0x exchange, Ubex, Dentacoin, and many more. With their growing network and great product, they are set for success in 2019!

9. Waltonchain (WTC)

Waltonchain is bringing harmony and efficiency to supply chains. Waltonchain allows individual organizations to align their processes on the Blockchain with the help of IoT and RFID. They have recently released their Q3 progress, and roadmap for the last quarter of 2018, which includes significant developments in hardware, like the RFID chip, and a subsidiary in Brazil. They have had also meetings with giants as LG, Pantos Logistics and Entrue Consulting, which show high hopes for the growth of Waltonchain.

10. 0x (ZRX)

In 2019 the masses are predicted to turn their heads towards decentralized crypto exchanges. 0x developed their own decentralized exchange protocol, which allows ERC20 tokens to be traded on the Ethereum Blockchain and makes for a much faster trading process eliminating unnecessary fees. 0x protocol hit many major milestones in their roadmap and eased its way into the development community. They are expected to grow to mass adoption in the crypto community next year.

By Barbora Juhaszova