#1. SWARM CITY was recently hit as part of the Ethereum hack which is the main reason their price has dropped significantly. However, this short-term setback represents a real long-term opportunity! Connecting buyers and sellers in the most efficient means necessary and enabling commerce between them is an excellent example of the amazing potential of blockchain technology to transform our world. Swarm City is building that online ecosystem to enable this economic leap forward where buyers and sellers can freely transact without centralized interference. Last week it was on sale, this week it's a fire sale! The dev team said they are resolved to carry out the vision of the company despite losing 90%+ of their funds. I believe they will be stronger and wiser for having gone through this ordeal.
#2. PATIENTORY is yet another unique application of blockchain to a field that desperately needs an overhaul. Free and easy way to store and manage your health information and get the best answer to any healthcare question. Complete, accurate, secure, and readily available medical records is a big challenge. If PTOY can streamline the healthcare process, that will be worth far more than it's current market cap of $8 million! The advisory board includes CEO/Founder of STORJ and investor who deals in the hundreds of millions. This coin will have NO problem reaching $1billion marketcap in the long term. That's a hundred bagger at least! Downside is they won't have working app until about October at the earliest but this one should trend higher leading into that time frame and now is a good time to accumulate.
#3. STEEM should not be hard to promote on this site. The people who are here can see that the future of social media needs a dose of social justice and accountability that only blockchain technology can provide. No one likes a bully, whether that bully is on a playground in school, or the CEO of one of the largest companies (monopoly) in the world. Society doesn't always act fairly for everyone all the time, but with distributed power, comes a sense of fairness and justice that allow us to advance together. This community and movement will only continue to grow. So might as well hop on the train - full STEEM ahead! Crossing over 250,000 users this platform should really start to grow exponentially.
#4. NEO The founders have made it very clear that their intention is to not only compete with Ethereum, but to be technologically superior in multiple, obvious ways. In addition to that, NEO is based in China and has a huge advantage there, which happens to be at this point in time, the heart of the cryptosphere. Finally, NEO's value is a small fraction of that of Ethereum which leaves plenty of room for appreciation. There has been a lot of consolidation recently and it should be ready for another major move upwards to $1bil marketcap or higher!
#5. LOMOCOIN remains on the list this week mainly because I had been dreaming about an app that matches their whitepaper and I was elated to finally find a crypto that is actually pursuing it! LoMo is basically a location based app that uses GPS coordinates to link customers with businesses and incentivize their patronage via geographic prizes. Sort of like a treasure hunt using your smart phone to find the treasure. Remember Pokemon Go game? And the craze that it started with people roaming around trying to catch worthless Pokemon? Now imagine the same infrastructure with REAL prizes to be gained such as cryptocurrency or free dinner at a local restaurant. Did I mention LoMo already has 300,000 users in China and plans to roll out v2.0 of their app in the next couple weeks? They are also starting an exchange (new ICO) called XSTAR that will allow transaction in many popular cryptocurrencies. This is almost guaranteed to be worth BILLIONS in the future and you can buy now at $8mil marketcap! From the leadership, next week "should be a key time frame". (whatever that means)
#6. ELASTIC is new to the list this week. If you are familiar with GOLEM, they are in the same space of super-computing, but currently priced at about 1/10th valuation. There is an article that compares XEL with GOLEM and some other similar coins for more info on the differences. Basically, imagine connecting all the spare computing power in the world through the blockchain and using it for a common (hopefully good) purpose! There is a ton of potential in this space and room enough for multiple players.
#7. LIBRARY CREDITS is positioning themselves to be the "Netflix of Cryptos". Their vision is to use the blockchain to remove the middlemen from artistic content distribution. Imagine unlimited music, movies, and other multimedia available at the click of a mouse without any centralized controlling corporation (monopoly) to censor, tax, extract fees, or force their advertisements down your throat. LBRY will connect artists directly with their customers offering unlimited flexibility in distribution which should benefit both creators of original content and their audience. This company has a long ways to go to get mainstream adoption, but if they are successful, it could add a couple zeroes to the end of their valuation. Every time this coin dips, just buy it and wait to cash the check!
#8. AdEx is a blockchain-based ad exchange aiming at disrupting the existing online advertising landscape and address its significant problems: advertising fraud, privacy and consent to receiving sponsored messages, etc. They are competing with ADT and other newer coins for a piece of a pretty large and growing pie. With a market cap of only $5million, it definitely has room to go up. It's hard to know which coin will win but for now there is room for all of them to prosper.
#9. GEOCOIN is a hidden gem of a crypto! The downside is the development team seems a bit small and quiet at the moment. However, this idea is pure gold! Combining crypto currency with geospatial data is going to be a game-changer for multiple industries. I will not elaborate further at this time, since I plan to accumulate more while this "on the grid" coin is still off the grid of most investors! Hard to imagine a way that this doesn't increase 100x from this level. Interesting coincidence there is a movie called "GeoStorm" coming out in October... Might be a good time to own GEO!
#10. CIVIC has the goal of giving businesses and individuals the tools to control and protect identities. It's a noble and necessary cause. Through their decentralized architecture with the blockchain and biometrics on the mobile device, their platform provides multi-factor authentication without a username, password, third party authenticator, or physical hardware token. So basically, all your identity for all your accounts in one app in the palm of your hand. Sounds convenient to me! The thing that got CIVIC on the list this week is how ambitious they appear to be. There is a lot of good vibes coming from this team and the future is bright if they can continue to network and form partnerships with key businesses etc.
#BONUS. LUNYR is really a GREAT idea! They call it "the future of knowledge sharing". Basically, anyone, anywhere can post their research/knowledge/how-to tutorials and get credit for it. They use an incentivized contribution and peer-review system
that ensures accurate and reliable information that eventually can be published in the form of research. Anyone who has been published for academic research KNOWS how difficult it is and how political(corrupt) the system is. A lot of research today is bogus and used as a means of securing research funding rather than pursuing scientific truth. The blockchain can help bring efficiency and accuracy to this field through decentralized peer reviews and open competitive research. A much needed update to a defunct system! At $5million, you can't go wrong here~
This post represents my view and opinion of the cryptosphere at this time. It is not to be considered investment advice. There is a good chance that I may own or will soon own any or all of these coins. I would love to hear any comments or tips which cryptos you think may be better than these!
(images based on screenshots taken from - http://coinmarketcap.com)