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10 Sub-$50 Million Market Cap Altcoins to Keep an Eye on in March and Beyond

10 Altcoins and Platforms to Hold You Over in March, 2018

You’ve probably had the top 10 coins by market cap beaten into your brain so extensively over the last 6 months that you could recite everything from their founder’s name to employed staking mechanism, all the way to the most convenient 7-11 near their office headquarters.

And, with the great “crypto-saga of 2018” in full swing – a misnomer by Steve, your resident office “Bitcoin expert” who swears on his accountant’s life that crypto is doomed – it can be easy to forego research into smaller market cap coins, in favor of highly-touted and praised top ten coins by the masses.

So, to get your Q2 started off on the right foot, here’s a list of 10 sub-$50 million market cap altcoins and projects, all addressing fundamental shortcomings in our financial, social, and political climate.

1. ColossusCoinXT ($COLX) – $27 Million

ColossusCoinXT ($COLX)

What is ColossusCoinXT?

Positioning itself as an environmentally conscious alternative to Bitcoin, ColossusCoinXT is an

  • Open source,
  • Completely anonymous,
  • Minimal fee,
  • Community driven cryptocurrency, enabling instantaneous payments with minimal fees.

ColossusCoinXT is based on PIVX source code, boasting an obfuscation mixing mechanism for transaction security, more available valiating nodes, and fixed block rewards via Proof-of-Stake (PoS).

Why You Should Keep an Eye on It

With a white paper coming in the near future, easy-to-use functional wallet, and PoS mechanism, ColossusCoinXT is an attractive privacy coin for users looking for passive income and a straight-forward set-up.

In 2018, ColossusCoinXT is looking to permeate bigger exchanges, ramp up media presence, integrate with Coinpayments.net or another comparable payment processor.

Worth noting, at the moment, a current ColossusCoinXT masternode will run you about USD 20,000 (10 million coins), with 1000 coins awarded per block.

If you’re curious about what else ColossusCoinXT has in store for 2018, you can check it out here.

2. VibeHub ($VIBE) – $59 Million

VibeHub ($VIBE)

What is VibeHub?

While technically just over the $50 million market cap, we’re sneaking VibeHub on the list anyways (close enough).

Using “holoportation” technology, VibeHub is a virtual and augmented reality platform and marketplace for users to buy and sell virtual experiences, ranging anywhere from a virtual seat at a live Sam Smith concert, to meet-and-greet thousands of miles away, to “boxing, guitar, and yoga lessons.” VibeHub places users in custom virtual reality environments, scaling educators,, public figures, artists, and instructors to life-sized, or even butterfly-sized models, connecting millions of viewers and providing a never-before-realized immersive social experience.

Additionally, VibeHub accounts for Ethereum’s slowing transactions, bloating, and scalability, offering a hybrid off-chain solution for micro-transactions, such as the purchasing of concert tickets or chess lessons.

Why You Should Keep an Eye on It

Although a minor hiccup at the 2018 Super Bowl in February, VibeHub has started 2018 off with a bang, finalizing several partnerships (not already including Monster Technologies – think Beats By Dre), artist and education captures, and readying their beta platform for live performances.

VibeHub also allows users to monetize VR content and AR (Augmented Reality) technology via the Vibe token, providing a lucrative platform for content creators to charge fees and get paid instantly.

3. COSS ($COSS) – $28 Million

COSS ($COSS)

What is Coss?

Aiming to be a crypto-one-stop-solution (COSS) for all your crypto needs, COSS is a Singapore-based platform and digital economical system, offering an:

  • Exchange: Providing fast, secure, and simple exchange of cryptos, including BTC/ETH/VRS and USD/EUR/SGD,
  • Merchant payment gateway: Allowing businesses to accept cryptocurrencies on their e-commerce website instantly, and a
  • Wallet: To store all funds in one safe location.

Similar to the liquidity attraction tools employed by Binance and Kucoin (BNB & KCS), COSS puts 50% of daily trading fees back in the hands of users, with payouts proportional to the amount of COSS Coins users hold.

Unlike Kucoin which plans to lower their daily fee split to 15%, COSS has locked in their daily percentage at 50%, and pays out the dividends via a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO), ensuring an immutable percentage.

Why You Should Keep an Eye on It

With the recent successes of both Binance and Kucoin, daily dividends present an appealing option for investors looking to generate passive income and diversify their portfolio. Kucoin, one of COSS’s biggest competitors has already grown 300% in 2018, highlighting a current market interest in daily incentive bonus exchanges.

As of March 2018, the bulk of tokens traded on COSS are COSS Coins but is looking to grow with upcoming fiat-pairings, community-made marketing, and the ability for users to purchase ETH and BTC directly with credit cards.

You can check out the COSS fee share calculator here to gauge your daily, weekly, and yearly, earnings from holding COSS Coin.

4. Verify ($CRED) – $3 Million

Verify ($CRED)

What is Verify?

Built on the Ethereum-blockchain, Verify is a distributed reputation protocol tracking buyer and seller transaction history through counterparty feedback and ratings, ultimately, weeding out seller fraud, non-delivery, incorrect delivery, and lost shipments. Users earn reputation over time by fulfilling their end of the bargain and are able to receive special perks, such as advanced payment and credit.

Verify has already built their first “killer” application, Verify Payments, on the Verify protocol, which is set to overhaul e-commerce buyer protection by ensuring 100% purchase protection, and supports:

  • Improved checkout procedures,
  • Built-in escrow, and
  • Decentralized dispute resolution.

Why You Should Keep an Eye on It

With the global retail market valued at nearly $24 trillion, and the eCommerce market accounting for nearly 10% of it, there’s a lot to room to grow, especially in the crypto-sphere. Verify cites “for every $440,000 of commerce conducted, just $1 is paid for using cryptocurrency.” For the realization of mainstream blockchain commerce, it’s essential to have a buyer-friendly, transparent, and protective framework in place, something Verify strives to establish.

Additionally, while traditional payment platforms and methods, such as credit cards and processors, have underlying hidden transactional fees (generally around 3%), Verify foregoes such fees altogether, instead, levying a 1% insurance fee on sellers, which reduces as sellers gain credibility.

5. Publica ($PBL) – $5 Million

Publica ($PBL)

What is Publica?

For authors overwhelmed and unsure of the requirements and formalities surrounding the publishing process, Publica is a blockchain publishing platform providing authors and booksellers the necessary tools and resources to fund, distribute, and sell books.

Specifically, Publica helps authors:

  • Get discovered – providing tools to set up personal author and promotional pages,
  • Find readers – offering the ability to create your own email gathering service or use a built-in one,
  • Retain independence & ownership – protecting book licenses and IP in decentralized storage, and
  • Market their product – via social media platforms, blog-posts, newsletters, SEO, and a vibrant “Publican” community.

Why You Should Keep an Eye on It

Although some might be quick to dismiss Publica due to it serving a niche market, the publishing industry is rapidly growing and not slowing down anytime soon. According to Statista.com, the global book publishing market is set to surpass USD 120 billion by 2020, and e-book revenue is on pace to reach nearly USD 9 billion by 2018, setting Publica up nicely to serve the ever-growing digitized publishing community.

In an industry plagued by numerous “what-ifs” (unpredictable traffic sources, low-profit margins, inflated costs, and archaic marketing techniques), Publica offers a fresh and modern solution to fundamental publishing deficiencies.

To watch a 2017 live-streamed public ask-me-anything session with Publica CEO, Marc Josef, and COO, Antons Sapriko, check out the video here.

6. Bounty0x ($BNTY) – $9 Million

Bounty0x ($BNTY)

What is Bounty0x?

True to its name, Bounty0x is a decentralized bounty hunting platform for anyone, businesses and websites included, to:

  • Host & manage bounty campaigns,
  • Search bounty listings and enable users to participate, and
  • Automate the bounty and task review process via third party reviewers, also known as “bounty sheriffs.”

On the Bounty0x network, bounties are classified into one of three categories:

  1. Simple bounties – bounties (typically quantitative tasks) checked by algorithms and API’s,
  2. Sheriff bounties – bounties (typically qualitative tasks) reviewed by bounty sheriffs, and
  3. Super bounties – private bounties (highly technical or subjective) allowing the project creator to accept or deny submissions.

Why You Should Keep an Eye on It

On top of increasing industry efficiency by decentralizing the workforce, Bounty0x is practical and already has a working platform (supporting over USD 1 million in outstanding bounties), a growing user-base (10k active bounty hunters & 18k followers spread across various social media channels), and a transparent team (keeping an up-to-date and consistent blog).

Specifically, Bounty0x’s white paper outlines several core industries their incentivized bounty solutions aim to benefit, including online marketing, software development, global consulting firms, and research-oriented organizations and governments, such as finding a cure for breast cancer.

7. BitClave ($CAT) – $15 Million

BitClave ($CAT)

What is BitClave?

BitClave is an active search blockchain ecosystem putting the right to control personal data back in the hands of the people, not businesses, empowering customers to:

  • Control their identities,
  • Decide who can access their personal data, and
  • Receive compensation when granting use of that data.

However, it’s not just the customers BitClave benefits.

Why You Should Keep an Eye on It

In the current ads market, valued at $550 billion, major internet titans, such as Facebook, Amazon, and Google, are selling your information to millions of advertisers across the globe. This can be both worrying, and annoying. BitClave personalizes the advertising process by creating dual-party value and ensures consumers have a direct hand in the way their data is handled.

In 2017, BitClave announced a partnership with Kyber Network, a high-liquidity, decentralized cryptocurrency exchange, to ignite global reach by increasing accessibility and utility. The partnership allows users and merchants to seamlessly exchange CAT tokens for other currencies, and will likely result in an increased customer base.

8. Agrello ($DLT) – $19 Million

Agrello ($DLT)

What is Agrello?

Solidifying Estonia’s stronghold in the global crypto push, Agrello is an AI-powered blockchain interface allowing users to build smart contract legal agreements and automate traditional legal needs and services, no coding or legal skills required.

Agrello builds on several core inadequacies associated with traditional non-machine readable contracts, such as creation complexity, tracking restrictions, and enforceability challenges. But how? By enabling users and businesses to

  • Avoid unnecessary paperwork by way of a shared legal economy,
  • Minimize excessive legal and administerial costs, and
  • Orchestrate complex just-in-time production flows.

Why You Should Keep an Eye on It

At present, existing smart contracts lack proper obligation constructs for execution and enforcement, delaying mainstream implementation and practicality. Agrello eases and automates such by integrating pre-existing blockchain elements to allow for contract immutability and legal viability, ultimately, achieving a trustable management of contractual elements.

And, not only does Agrello’s team boast more than 45 years in the Estonian tech-friendly legal system, but they’ve also secured several partnerships with notable fintech and electronics manufacturing companies such as, ViewFin, InCap, and Diacle.

9. Modum ($MOD) – $40 Million

Modum ($MOD)

What is Modum?

Incorporating IoT sensors with blockchain technology, Modum is a passive monitoring solution for physical products in transit and stands to streamline supply chain processes across numerous sectors.

How does it work? Simply put, Modum IoT sensors record environment conditions while a product is in transit, verifying and validating data against predetermined smart contract conditions in the blockchain and ultimately, triggering certain actions, such as:

  • Notifications to both sender and receiver,
  • Release of goods, and
  • Payment.

Why You Should Keep an Eye on It

Supply chain management and the blockchain is becoming increasingly popular. Look no further than Chinese-founded Waltonchain, who in early 2018 joined the China Mobile IoT Alliance (along with over 140 of the world’s top IoT organizations), positioning itself for what could be the largest mainstream cryptocurrency operation to date.

Modum’s reliable and cost-efficient sensors and easy to use dashboard analytics allow businesses to pinpoint exactly where the supply chain process went wrong and how. For example, the pharma industry, requires high standards of product security, safety, and stability. Modum brings value and substantial distribution cost savings to the pharma sector through IoT technology and the blockchain, implementing:

  • A calibrated temperature sensor (molded to suite pharma standards and regulations),
  • Automated and fully wireless,
  • Easily integrated into established customer systems,
  • With data integrity, auditability, authenticity, independent verification, and flexible data ownership,
  • Resulting in low-cost, mass scale use.

10. Horizon State/Decision Token ($HST) – $45 Million

Horizon State/Decision Token ($HST)

What is Horizon State/Decision Token?

Existing collaborative decision-making models that once served democracy effectively, have taken a turn for the worse, and slowed down, grown in cost, and become overall ineffectual. Cue Horizon State, created for use by governments, blue-chip consumers, large corporations, and everything (and everyone) but the kitchen sink. Horizon State is:

A blockchain-based platform and ecosystem,
Enabling “efficient vote casting and decision making processes” by way of the Decision Token (HST).

Through a distributed ledger, Horizon State empowers smart and effective voting, giving voters confidence their voices are heard while allowing them to see the tangible results of their vote.

Why You Should Keep an Eye on It

With uncertainty and skepticism surrounding the legitimacy of the 2016 U.S. presidential election still looming, Horizon State comes at a time when confidence in the democratic process is at an all-time low. Courtesy of their distributed ledger technology, not only does Horizon State protect voter identities, it administers secure digital ballot boxes that can’t be tampered with or hacked, restoring integrity to all kinds of decision-making processes.

As of date of publish, Horizon State is still yet to be listed on any major exchanges, and is already in commercial use by MiVote – an Australian platform presenting various perspectives on “hot topics” debated in the Australian Parliament – and has facilitated the casting of thousands of votes since February 2017.

Additionally, Horizon State is in “advanced discussions” with several multinational NGOs, independent politicians, and publicly listed companies, causing some to wonder whether current democratic processes could finally catch up to every other aspect of modern life.

Disclaimer: We are stating our vision and opinions, we are not giving you financial advice and if you invest in this project it is your full responsibility. You are investing at your own risk. Always invest only what you can afford to lose and try to diversify your investments. Finally, do your own homework and learn about the project use case, roadmap and team.

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