Cryptocurrency: Top 10 coins with the largest gains 12 March 2018

Posted: 12 March 2018 10:56 am

Among the price rollercoasters there are a few coins which have seen especially large gains in the last 24 hours.

After a weekend of price ups and downs on the cryptocurrency rollercoaster, the trend is continuing into the new week. Despite the uptick at the time of writing, most coins are still running at a 7-day loss, with many prices hovering near the floor reached in the February crash.

These are the top 10 coins with the largest 24-hour gains at the time of writing, of the top 100 by market cap, according to CoinMarketCap.

1. Zilliqa – up 24.2%

A blockchain system designed for smart contracts with an emphasis on extreme scalability and high throughput.

2. IOStoken – up 23.4%

A decentralised blockchain solution for businesses, designed for ease of use and scalability, to serve as a solid blockchain infrastructure for a range of applications.

3. Bitcoin Cash – up 13.1%

Bitcoin, but with an 8MB block size that results in lower transaction fees and quicker confirmations. It was created in contentious circumstances to quickly put a bandaid on bitcoin's scaling problems. Despite being strongly rejected by many bitcoin users who viewed it as competition, it still managed to grow into one of the larger market cap coins.

4. Ethos – up 13.1%

Ethos is a cryptocurrency platform that aims to let everyone more easily participate in "the new economy." It's designed to be an all-in-one multicurrency wallet and community investment platform, with a focus on ease of use.

5. ICON – up 12.5%

A cryptocurrency and blockchain ecosystem based in South Korea to act as a kind of national blockchain solution with a wide range of applications, and governance network for multiple other blockchains. Its native ICX token can be spent on the direct ICON applications and also offers governance rights to stakeholders.

It holds a relatively advanced and widely accepted position in the market and is closer to real world uptake than most similarly ambitious projects.

6. Neblio – up 12.4%

A blockchain system for businesses, designed with an eye to the practical uptake of blockchain technology for global transmission of data.

7. MaidSafeCoin – up 12.3%

A decentralised computing and network services ecosystem, focused on security and privacy. It's designed to let users provide network services to each other and access the needed services at the lowest possible prices; to do everything they normally can on the Internet but more securely and at a lower cost.

8. Waltonchain – up 12.3%

An IoT blockchain designed with an emphasis on tracking goods and other items through Waltonchain's own RFID transmitters.

9. SmartCash – up 12.3%

A monetary token designed for private transactions. Other than privacy, it's also focused on uptake by merchants and effective community governance.

10. aelf – up 11.9%

Or ælf if you're feeling proper. This is a decentralised blockchain-based cloud computing platform, designed for scalability and high performance by segregating resources across their own separate blockchains.

Disclosure: At the time of writing the author holds ETH, IOTA, ICX, VEN, XLM, SALT, BTC, NANO

Disclaimer: This information should not be interpreted as an endorsement of cryptocurrency or any specific provider, service or offering. It is not a recommendation to trade. Cryptocurrencies are speculative, complex and involve significant risks – they are highly volatile and sensitive to secondary activity. Performance is unpredictable and past performance is no guarantee of future performance. Consider your own circumstances, and obtain your own advice, before relying on this information. You should also verify the nature of any product or service (including its legal status and relevant regulatory requirements) and consult the relevant Regulators' websites before making any decision. Finder, or the author, may have holdings in the cryptocurrencies discussed.

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