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Which Rising Altcoins Are Worth an Investment in 2022?

By 0xbeetee | 0xbeetee's Blog | 22 Jan 2022

Nowadays there are a number of relatively low market cap altcoins proliferating in the crypto space, and it’s not always easy to know which are capable of rising through the ranks and joining the likes of top performers Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), and Binance Coin (BNB), such as Solana (SOL) and Cardano (ADA) have in the last year.

This article aims to educate with a brief overview of five different altcoins whose market caps have slowly been climbing and may be worth considering investing in as we approach the second month of 2022.

Harmony (ONE)

  • Market cap (at time of writing): $2,477,216,383

  • What is it? A fast, secure, low-fee blockchain platform allowing developers to create decentralized applications (DApps) while offering a cross-chain bridge and interoperability with Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain, and others.

  • What makes it stand out? Harmony’s developers are focused on delivering scalability, decentralization, and security, effectively solving the so-called “Blockchain Trilemma” by utilizing shards (groups) of validators that can all simultaneously process transactions. The network is favored for its speed and ease of use.


Helium (HNT)

  • Market cap (at time of writing): $2,623,186,464

  • What is it? A decentralized blockchain-powered network of wireless nodes that provide a blanket of low bandwidth Internet coverage, designed to help connect future devices to the Internet of things (IoT).

  • What makes it stand out? Billing itself as “The People’s Network”, Helium aims to provide the infrastructure required for an influx of connected IoT devices expected to release over the next five years, improving Internet coverage around the world and allowing node operators to mine HNT tokens for themselves while contributing to the cause.


Tezos (XTZ)

  • Market cap (at time of writing): $2,906,060,403

  • What is it? A Delegated Proof-of-Stake (DPoS) blockchain network focused on scalability with its own governance model, allowing stakeholders to vote on any blockchain modification, addition, or upgrade to avoid any community disagreements and/or hard forks.

  • What makes it stand out? Raising over $232 million in one of the largest ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) ever, Tezos aims to take on Ethereum and primary competitor Cardano with its ever-evolving structure and intuitive smart contracts. The project made headlines recently after gaming giant Ubisoft became the first AAA game company to launch NFTs, opting to use the Tezos blockchain.


Filecoin (FIL)

  • Market cap (at time of writing): $3,304,743,550

  • What is it? A decentralized, distributed peer-to-peer cloud data storage and retrieval network running on the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS), providing a secure, affordable, and accessible cloud storage alternative to today’s data storage giants that allows anyone with spare hard drive space to contribute to the network and earn FIL tokens as a reward.

  • What makes it stand out? Filecoin emphasizes preservation with the mission to store all of humanity’s most valuable information. Holding the current record for largest ICO ever, Filecoin raised $257 million in 2017, and with the Internet’s data storage needs expected to skyrocket over the next few years, it aims to be the ultimate cloud storage solution for the future.


Stellar (XLM)

  • Market cap (at time of writing): $5,061,818,312

  • What is it? Originally a hard fork of Ripple (XRP), Stellar is an open network that allows digital representations of all forms of money to be moved and stored, designed to allow all the world’s financial systems to work together on a single network, thus making it affordable to trade assets across borders.

  • What makes it stand out? In an increasingly globalized world, Stellar makes it extremely affordable to send and receive funds from around the world, as each transaction costs just 0.00001 XLM. The project’s team has secured several partnerships with well-known technology groups and fintech firms including Moneygram, Wyre, and others, along with partnering with the Ukrainian government in December 2021 to help develop a national digital currency.

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