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These are the virtual currencies that have had the most profitability during this year.
Update as of 10/01/2018: new cryptocurrencies that have entered the top of the most profitable or with more capitalization are included and the data of those that were already in the original article at the same date are updated.
Cryptocurrencies are at their best: many of them are multiplying their value and interest in them is growing exponentially. Let’s say it’s the best time to invest (not to mine, which is another issue entirely) in virtual currencies.
To make this list we will rely on the purchase of virtual currencies worth 1000 dollars during some period of this year (in bold we show how much we would have earned if we sold). The order in which the cryptocurrencies are placed is according to the profitability obtained if we had invested at a certain time. NEO (NEO; formerly AntShares)
This coin is relatively new (2016). However, it has been very well received by the community. It currently has a capitalization of more than 7 billion dollars a day (very little), but the returns it has been managing have been very good.
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Specifically, it went from being worth $0.14 on January 1, 2017 to $119.98 on January 10, 2018. Doing the math, if we had bought 7143 coins worth $1000 back then, the value on January 10, 2018 would have risen to $857,017. NEM (XEM)
The case of NEM is very surprising, as it has gone from $ 0.0036 (yes, less than a cent) to $ 2.05 in a period of one year. Right now it is at 1.44 dollars, having obtained in this period of time 400 000 dollars, although at its best (when it was worth 2.05 dollars) it could have obtained 569 444 dollars. Ripple (XRP)
Ripple (2012) is known as the currency of banks. Many banks around the world agree to trade with it and the figure is rising every day. Its value is not very large, but it does have a fairly wide daily capitalization; it has a current value of 1.96 dollars and more than 5000 million dollars are handled daily.
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In May of this same year it had a value of 0.006 dollars. So, whoever invested 1000 dollars (to buy 166 666.66 coins) could have taken out 326 666 dollars. It is probably the most profitable of 2017, with a brutal profitability. Stellar (XLM)
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Another of the unknown but that have risen like foam. We put ourselves in a situation: on January 1, 2017 it was worth 0.0024 dollars, while on January 10 we found it at 0.55 dollars. This means that, if we had invested 1000 dollars on that date, we would have 299 166 dollars, not to mention that at its best, when it cost 0.92 dollars, we could have had 383 333 dollars. Ethereum (ETH)
We have already talked about it: it has gone from being worth 8.06 dollars on January 1, 2017 to 1290.52 on January 10, 2018, which is the maximum at the date of the update of this article. A hypothetical purchase of 124 coins on January 1, 2017 would be equivalent to having had $160,024. The investment would have multiplied, literally, by 160.
It currently has a capitalization of more than $125 billion, about half that of Bitcoin. It is a strong alternative to gold currency and, for anyone who wants something mature (with a large market), this cryptocurrency can be a very good option. Dash (Dash; formerly Darkcoin or XCoin)
Dash is defined as bitcoin, but ‘more advanced’, with advanced transactions and private transactions. That is why it has perhaps gone from 11.22 dollars (as of January 1, 2017) to 1094 dollars a day of January 10, turning the initial 1000 dollars into 97,504 dollars. It was created in 2014, although the name has been simplified twice. It has simply broken records in its statistics (not in financial ones, but in general) and milestones. Tron (TXR)
Tron has debuted within the 10 cryptocurrencies with the most capitalization recently, although right now it is left out for a single position (it is still within the list of the most profitable, however). From costing $0.0017 on September 13, 2017, right now, as of January 10, it stands at $0.11.
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It may seem little, but that would mean a step from $ 1000 to $ 64,706 without taking into account that just a few days ago it was worth $ 0.28, reaching $ 164,706 of benefit. Litecoin (LTC)
If Bitcoin is the gold coin, the Litecoin is the silver one (literally that’s its logo). Apart from its advantages over BTC, it is also having a pretty good return. It handles a daily volume of more than 300,000 dollars. There are times that it has far exceeded 1 billion dollars, also passing BTC and any other currency.
With a value of 3.8 dollars in March 2017, if we had bought 263 LTC with a value of 1000 euros, at its best we would have taken a slice of 63 296 dollars, because the sale is being made at 240.67 dollars. At its peak it was worth $366.15 (and could have earned $92,297). Cardano (ADA)
Cardano arrived on October 1, 2017, along with Bitcoin Cash, only it did so much quieter, so much so that you probably haven’t even heard of it. By then it was worth $0.021. The equivalent of having bought $1,000 would now be $35,714 (currently worth $0.75). And a few months ago it reached $ 1.28, which would have implied a rise to $ 60,952. Monero (XMR)
Monero is precisely the cryptocurrency used by applications and websites that mine with your CPU clandestinely. And its profitability is not bad either: from being worth 13.67 on January 1, 2017 to worth 402 dollars today, going from 1000 dollars to 29 433 dollars of profitability. Iota (Miota)
Iota is another one that is relatively new. She was born in June 2016 and since recently, who has hit a tremendous high, she was practically a total stranger. In July 2017 it was worth 0.16 cents on the dollar and today it is worth around 3.7 dollars, going from 1000 dollars to 23 125 dollars.
At one point there was false information about agreements that the organization would have made with Microsoft and Fujitsu, among other companies, which never really happened. Before it was known that the agreement was false, it reached $ 5.34, and could have turned the investment of $ 1,000 into $ 33,375, a little more than what would be obtained right now. Bitcoin (BTC)
It is the cryptocurrency par excellence. It is not the one that is having more profitability right now, but it has increased its value a lot. As I write these lines it has a price of 14 012 dollars. The daily capitalization amounts to almost 235 billion dollars.