It’s easy to think in these market conditions that no token is worth investing in right now. But let me tell you that’s only partially true. This is the best time to look out for the potential projects that could give you those 100x gains in the next rally or when the bulls are in full force.
If you guys have been here for over a year, you know our Crypto Gems portfolio is split into 2 parts:
- HODL PORTFOLIO – Coins that we HODL (60% or 70%)
- TRADING PORTFOLIO – Coins that we trade (40% or 30%)
It depends on what kind of trader you are short-term, medium-term, or long-term. Therefore, in this article, you will discover why this strategy has performed so well for us and will talk about 5 amazing tokens that are under our radar right now.
Firstly, if you have been watching us for over a year you know we cannot stop talking about Polkadot and we do have a good % of DOT in our trading Crypto Gems portfolio. Founded by one of the co-founders of Ethereum, Dr. Gavin Wood, Polkadot is a big Layer-1 project.
What is Polkadot and how does it work?
Check out the latest technical explainer from @Web3foundation's @BillLaboon for a quick introduction to Polkadot, @substrate_io, XCMP, governance, and more. pic.twitter.com/SDQVroG3cV
— Polkadot (@Polkadot) February 4, 2022
Want to understand Polkadot most simply? Check out our 2-minute explainer video on Polkadot. This altcoin had a great 2021 like most of the Layer 1 chains did. As one of the best projects in the blockchain interoperability space, Polkadot is primed for a big rally. And that’s because interoperability is expected to take center stage in 2022.
Here is a summary of DOT:
- Market Rank: #9
- Circulating Supply: 1.08 billion
- Total Supply: 1.16 billion
- Price: $21.34
- All-Time High: $54.98 in November 2021
- Market Cap: $23 billion.
On the other hand, Polkadot is under our radar for three main reasons:
- It’s sold off 60% so we can bag some at a discounted price.
- Secondly, its fundamentals look stronger than November 2021 when it hit its last all-time high. Over the last 7 days, DOT has gained 6.8% which is not bad.
- The Parachain slot auctions are going great. And having auctioned off 8 slots successfully where bidders have locked their DOT for quite some time now. So a price squeeze is expected.
TONCoin comes from the team that gave us the Telegram messaging app. Many of you might think the project is dead because Telegram abandoned the project in 2020.
But the fact is that the project is alive and evolving. Telegram co-founder and CEO Pavel Durov stated in Dec 2021 even though TONCoin is now a project independent of Telegram, it is still years ahead of everything else in the blockchain realm.
Also, the number of new wallets created on TON from Jan. 23th to 29th grew from 193,194 to 202,057 (+4.6%). TON, which stands for The Open Network gives you an idea of what they are going for.
A Web 3 interoperable blockchain, we said earlier blockchain interoperability is expected to trend in 2022. But, their version of Polkadot’s parachains to work off the main TON chain are called “work chains”.
Moreover, like Near Protocol and the future of ETH 2.0, TON uses sharding as a way to scale up the network. It uses both PoS and PoW mechanisms. It uses PoW for mining and PoS to run the chain.
Here is a tokenomics summary of TON:
- Market Rank: #203
- Circulating Supply: 1.22 billion tokens.
- Max Supply: 5 billion tokens.
- Price: $2.74
- All-Time High: All-Time High: $5.29 in November 2021
- Market Cap: $3.34 billion.
And one nice thing that puts TON under our radar is that since November, including this entire December/January crypto bloodbath, TON is flat. That said, it is down 50% from its all-time high.
Also, we see TON adoption growing as in Dec 2021, Donate, a Telegram-verified payment service accepted TON. If you are a TON holder, the coin is about to undergo a ticker change. Right now, it is listed as TonCoin which will soon be changed to TON.
3. Orion Protocol
Number 3 on our Crypto Gems list is Orion Protocol, a project which is all about trading. Their goal is to be a single point of liquidity for DEXes, CEXes, bridges, swap pools, and more.
It’s time. #OrionBridge is here.
The first truly decentralized cross-chain bridge, built on peer-to-peer atomic technology.https://t.co/WR2YqT7SWA$ORN pic.twitter.com/vooJeUiNkG
— Orion Protocol (@orion_protocol) January 31, 2022
Their Orion Terminal works like legacy finance trading terminals. Therefore, you can access pricing on many exchanges and have a full liquidity source. It allows the trader to trade wherever he wants, and where he gets the best fill price for his trade.
Also, Orion’s market is institutions, large traders, and OTC market makers. With the best of liquidity options and the best of DeFi, Orion looks to benefit as DeFi grows and more institutions get involved.
Here is a tokenomics summary of ORN:
Market Rank: #301
Circulating Supply: 41.1 million tokens.
Total Supply: 100 million tokens.
Market Cap: $164.8 million
All-Time High: $29.25 in March 2021
Orion is under our radar due to the institutionalization of DeFi taking a back seat to Game and Metaverse in the last few months. DeFi will come to the forefront again and when it does Orion should grow.
Number #4 on our list is Arweave, decentralized permanent web storage. People can use it to:
- Build sites and apps.
- Use it as an archive so you never have a broken link again.
- Rent your extra space and get paid to add your store to the network.
Miners here provide “proof of access” to data. Instead of using up lots of energy in a Proof of Work model, miners are rewarded to copy and store portions of the database. We like the decentralized database idea. And unlike competitors like Filecoin, Sia, or Storj, we like the data permanence and archiving features Arweave offers.
Here is a tokenomics summary of AR:
Market Rank: #65
Circulating Supply: 50.1 million
Total Supply: 64.5 million
All-time High: $89.24 back in November
Market Value: $1.8 billion
Decentralized storage and the building of Web 3.0 infrastructure as a whole are under the radar. Most investors only know of Filecoin, ranked #43, in this space but there are other good options if you believe in Web 3.0 infrastructure as we do.
Finally, last on our list of Crypto Gems is Chromia which operates what it calls a relational blockchain. What that means, in this case, is they are their own Layer 1 blockchain with a Layer 2 that’s EVM compatible that is also compatible with BSC.
Also, dApps that run on Chromia run on their side chains that connect to the main chain. They are bringing some of the benefits of relational databases, like Salesforce.com where you can link names and sales behavior, to the blockchain. Chromia sees this as the way to manage data and scale.
Moreover, the parent company ChromaWay is a game developer and incubated the successful launch of Mines of Dalarnia. They also just got a new investment of $5 million from TGV 4 Plus, a VC out of Singapore. The total funding round was $10 million all raised in January.
On the other hand, one of the most popular P2E games, My Neighbor Alice, runs on this chain. Unlike issues on Ethereum or Solana of clogged messages and transactions, the game is running smoothly too.
Here is a tokenomics summary of CHR:
Market Rank: #183
Circulating Supply: 567.3 million
Total Supply: 567.3 million
All-Time High: $1.49 on November 2021
Market Cap: $368.4 million
Then, Chromia is under the radar for a couple of reasons:
- In this bear market, we face they successfully raised $10 million and no one has heard about it.
- Secondly, they bring innovation to the blockchain with its relational database features and are using it to successfully manage P2E games, which are one of the highest growth areas in crypto.
- They are a top 200 project that most people have never heard of. They are just quietly building out their ecosystem.
You can buy $CHR on Binance, Gate.io, Digifinex, Crypto.com, and FMFW.io
Finally, these are our 5 Crypto Gems projects. They cover lots of different parts of the crypto economy too like:
- Interoperability with TONCoin and DOT
- Decentralized storage with Arweave
- DeFi liquidity with Orion
- Or blockchain platform for games like Chromia
And we have some Crypto Gems projects with a $250 million market cap like Orion as well as the #10 ranked project, Polkadot at $20 billion. Therefore, there is something for most investing preferences on this list.
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