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By Zach — 3 years ago
In this post, I am going to go over the top 3 altcoins to invest in 2019. You may be wondering, “Why would I be interested in altcoins when bitcoin is the king of crypto?” What is the best cryptocurrency to invest in now? Although it’s a fair question and bitcoin has dominated the market cap and literally created the cryptocurrency industry, there is plenty of development and utility with specific altcoins that bitcoin does not address. Additionally, the way most people accumulate bitcoin is by investing or trading in altcoins to then convert the gains back into bitcoin.
Although I have been trading and investing for several years now, there are a few specific altcoins that are paving their way to success with innovation and are what I consider “trend setters” in the industry and offer some unique value and are not just another bitcoin clone. Let’s get right to it below.
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Top 3 Altcoins To Invest In 2019
#1 HOLOCHAIN (HOT)
Holochain or (HOT) is an interesting product and platform that is light years ahead of the competition ins creating a truly decentralized internet. They have physical hardware products called HoloPort and is designed as a dedicated server that helps support the network. I am going to list the official details for this here. Why is this different?
Other projects that promise the same thing do not even have a working product and is has collected a plethora or money via an ICO, but have yet to deliver what they promise. HOLO does not have this problem, as they are already expanding and have physical products and a functioning product that works!
From a trading and investing standpoint, On Binance, when you compare the trading pair of BTC/HOT, there is a lot of upside. At the time of this writing, the price is only 25 satoshis which is very undervalued, but additionally, I got in pretty early at around 8 satoshis so it’s been a fairly nice gain so far.
In the video below, it displays the trading chart and where the best entry points are and what the potentials are for this product this year as they are ramping up for massive comp’any growth. This is a very interesting project and even at the current price, it is definitely worth looking into and getting a nice entry before the bull run that we are in starts really ramping up.
All in all, Holochain is a very solid project with new and interesting tech that uses it’s token to fuel the network and expand the ability to deliver value, by utilizing empty or unused disk space and RAM that is currently on your machine. This does not affect your current performance as you are able to allocate as much of the space as you want, and it lets you earn passive income in the form of the HOT token and you will also be strengthening and supporting the network. Most people have tons of unused resources on their machines and this is a good way to put it to work for you.
#2 TEZOS (XTZ)
In my opinion, Tezos is the new and improved evolution of Ethereum. It is a new platform for decentralized applications (dApps) and smart contracts. Here are a few key points that make it different:
1.) On-Chain Governance – The Tezos protocol offers a formal process through which stakeholders can efficiently govern the protocol and implement future innovations. This is democracy at it’s finest. It also helps avoid controversial “Hard Forks” as we’ve seen in the past with Bitcoin (BTC) to Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and then Bitcoin Cash (BCH) into Bitcoin SV (BSV). This has a detrimental effect on the network and causes a lot of confusion, contention, and tribalism.
2.) Security – This blockchain was designed to facilitate formal verification, which helps secure smart contracts and avoid buggy code. This has been a HUGE problem with Ethereum over the years as noted in the infamous “DAO Hack“, which again proved that their protocol was not immutable and caused yet another hard fork that brought forth Ethereum Classic into existence.
3.) Liquid Proof of Stake – This is a unique consensus proof-of-stake algorithm which gives every stakeholder the opportunity to participate in the validation of transactions on the network and be rewarded for doing so. Whether you are big or small, you have a vote. This is unlike the current mining pools that we have in place where the person with the most hashing power and hardware wins the block reward, and essentially dictate the rules of the network.
I tend to think that the tech behind each blockchain is what brings it’s value. Whether or not the price is currently up or down on these coins, I believe as the masses start to see the value these innovators bring to the table, the money will follow. If you don’t recall, it took over a year of price discovery before Ethereum finally found it’s place in the market. All this to summarize that I am very interested to see where these both end up in terms of price and user adoption over the course of this year.
One thing I would like to note is that Ledger Nano S hardware wallet now supports Tezos for cold storage baking. This means you can participate in verifying transactions on the Tezos network and keep your private keys online, WHILE simultaneously making passive income in block rewards.
#3 ZCASH (ZEC)
Zcash has been one of my favorite cryptocurrencies, ever since it was announced in 2014. Privacy has been a major staple in the cryptocurrency industry and this project has some unique technology as described below that sets it apart from other privacy based coins on the altcoins list
Zcash has a proprietary privacy protocol attached to it. This is extremely attractive, as one of the key selling points of cryptocurrency to begin with was anonymous, uncensorable transactions. This is money as it was intended to be. I should be able to transact with anyone in the world, and not only NOT have it tracked, but keep it between me and the other consenting party. They use a method called zk-SNARKs.
This is an acronym for “Zero-Knowledge Succinct Non-Interactive Argument Of Knowledge”. What does this actually mean? It essentially means that “Zero-Knowledge” proofs allow one party (prover) to prove to another (verifier) that a statement is true. It allows you to verify a transaction is relevant and true without knowing its origin.
Some people view this as potentially scary, because it allows money launderers or criminals to transact in a more private way. Well, my theory is this, criminals will always find a way to do what they want and transact privately. Valuable tools should not be banned or discredited because there is a potentially negative outcome.
There is an equally positive outcome. Privacy is an unalienable right to all humans and we should all expect it and understand our rights to it. To me, that makes this coin very very powerful and very much worth exploring, especially as it is considered an “Original”. Some similar example coins that came after are Monero and Zcoin.
There are many reasons I chose the above altcoins in the massive list of thousands of alternatives. As I mentioned above, these ones have the best overall fundamentals and upside in terms of risk/reward in terms of investment in my opinion. Some of these coins, like Zcash, have already been through a major market cycle before, so it is fairly seasoned, but Tezos and Holochain are fairly new and have yet to “survive” a new market cycle.
I still believe that overall, these have the best overall potential returns and create ways of making passive income, while allowing you to HODL offline as well. I have included the recommended hardware wallet that will support all of these coins, the only coin that does not have a native app (currently) is HOT, but it can be held or integrated with MyEtherWallet, while this is being developed.
What do you think? Are there better coins to invest in this year? Let me know in the comments below!
The Crypto Renegade
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By Zach — 3 years ago
In this article, I will tell you how to buy bitcoins with Paypal instantly. Some of us on our journey for buying our first bitcoin, we look at the funding source from which we want to pay for it. In some cases it may be your bank account, in others it could be with a debit or credit card, but what if you have some funds sitting in Paypal and you would like to use that as a payment method directly?
hLuckily, this can be done and some methods are more legitimate than others. I am going to include the best ways (in order) to do complete this process, but keep in mind that Paypal will include additional fees to buy bitcoin that can range from 10-20% more than the actual price you agree to, as Paypal is factoring in the risk of a charge back into the purchase price. Let’s begin!
#1 BUY BITCOIN ON ETORO VIA PAYPAL
Step 1 – Open Your Account
Step 2 – Deposit Funds with Paypal
– Log in to your eToro account- Click on the ‘Deposit Funds’ button- Submit the amount you wish to deposit and select your currency- Select your deposit method – in this case, PayPal- You’ll then be redirected to the PayPal website- Log in to your PayPal account- Review your transaction details- Verify the details and complete the transaction by clicking ‘Pay’
Step 3 – Buy Bitcoin!
- Visit the BTC markets page on eToro
- Click the blue ‘Trade’ button in the top right-hand corner
- Alternatively, you can click ‘Buy’ next to Bitcoin if you have added it to your Watchlist
- Enter the amount of Bitcoin you wish to buy in fiat currency
- Set stop losses and ‘take profit’ parameters- Click ‘Open Trade’
#2 BUY BITCOIN ON COINBASE VIA PAYPAL
*Disclaimer: Using the e-wallet via Coinbase (web or iOS) requires you to be a U.S. investor. If you are not an American, you can still link your Paypal account to Coinbase, but you can’t physically buy Bitcoin, Litecoin, or Ethereum. In order to use PayPal for non-US customers is to swap your Bitcoin for a fiat currency and transfer this back to your Paypal account.*
- Visit the Coinbase homepage
- Click on the ‘Sign Up’ button in the top right-hand corner
- Complete the sign-up form and hit the ‘Create Account’ button
- Activate your Coinbase account by clicking on the confirmation link in your sign-up email
Step 2- Deposit Funds with Paypal
- Log in to your Coinbase account
- Click the ‘Settings’ tab on the left-hand side
- Click ‘Add a Payment Method’
- Click ‘PayPal Account’ and verify your PayPal account using the on-screen prompts
Step 3 – Buy Bitcoin!
- Log in to your Coinbase account
- On the Dashboard, click the ‘Buy/Sell’ button at the top of the page
- On the Buy/Sell window, click the Bitcoin button
- Choose your preferred payment method e.g. PayPal
- Specify the amount of Bitcoin you want in your fiat currency
- Hit ‘Buy Bitcoin Instantly’
#3 BUY BITCOIN IN PERSON VIA PAYPAL (LOCAL BITCOINS)
Step 1 – Sign Up (If you haven’t already)
Click this link for a direct way to do this! – SIGN UP
Step 2 – Filter for Paypal
- High feedback scores are important. The closer to 100 percent, the better.
- Look at the number of trades and trade volume. Again, the higher, the better.
- Consider the trade limits to be sure the seller can fill your order.
- Look at the payment window to see how long you have to complete the transaction.
- Read any terms the seller might have. In some cases, the seller will also require a minimum reputation score for the buyer. If this is the case, you’ll have to make some small purchases to increase your reputation if you want to use that specific seller.
Step 3 – Confirm Transaction
This is documented in case of a dispute, but as long as you follow the tips above, that is unlikely. You can also negotiate to meet in person to initiate this process, if needed.
There are still other options to buy bitcoin with Paypal online, but those other options I have not personally used or tested and therefore, I cannot speak to how legitimate the entire process is. For your reference if you want to see what some other options are, I will link them below for you to take a look. Well, there you have it. Three tried and true ways to buy bitcoin online with Paypal and usually goes pretty quickly. This is a good option if you have funds sitting in Paypal and want to convert it into the far more valuable currency of the future.
NOTE: The other sites I will list below will allow other options for credit cards and other payment methods as well.
If you found this helpful or you have any other suggestions on other sources to obtain bitcoin securely and easily, please comment below!
The Crypto Renegade
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