There are a lot of crypto projects out there; needless to say, most of them will be worthless in the next 4-5 years. That is not to say that there aren't projects that will come out of this bear market stronger.
Disclaimer: Before you read further, remember that this is not financial advice. I'm not a financial advisor, and never have I claimed to be one. I'm just sharing my thoughts on the market and what I see as possible winners in the long term, but that doesn't mean that I will be right or you should listen to what I say without doing your own due diligence. I do hold some of the cryptos that I mention in this post. Before risking your capital, consult a professional to help you assess and manage your risks. If you lose or make money in the market, it is on you, not me. Play it smart.
Wealth is generated when one invests wisely during a bear market.
And in the next few months, I'm guessing the market will be poised for some intelligent investments that could pay off handsomely in the next 4-5 year period. So here are my top five in the order of how safe I perceive them to be.
I will do my deep dive post about each of these projects later, so treat this piece as more of a listicle.
The most famous crypto project after Bitcoin, the amount of value Ethereum has been able to unlock in the crypto ecosystem is unmatched. They have the biggest ecosystem, the largest/prominent crypto projects on their chain, the most active NFT community, high institutional backing, and possibly the most brand recognition after BTC. With the merge, Ethereum could very soon edge closer to Bitcoin.
ETH had an ATH of $4,891; I expect them to hit past this in the first few months of the next bull run.
As of writing this post, 1 ETH = $1,618
This project has been linked with Ethereum for the entirety of its existence. Polygon is a decentralized Ethereum scaling platform with super low fees for those unaware. Anyone who has used Ethereum knows that their gas fees are usually ridiculous, and I have personally paid hundreds of dollars while venturing into their NFT ecosystem. But since Polygon entered the space, the experience has been game-changing, and their recent tie-ups are more reason to stay bullish for me.
MATIC had an ATH of $2.92; I expect them to hit past this in the first few months of the next bull run.
As of writing this post, 1 MATIC = $0.87
This project is known as the Ethereum killer in crypto circles and has had one of the best runs in the last bull market. I have personally used the Solana ecosystem for their NFTs, and the experience has been great. The biggest downside I see with Solana is them getting constantly hacked, and it has happened so many times that my trust has drastically deteriorated from last year's highs. I'm hoping they fix this so that there are no significant hacks in the future, but apart from that, the technology behind Solana is top-notch. It is possibly the most legitimate challenger to Ethereum.
SOL had an ATH of $260, and I expect them to hit past this in the first few months of the next bull run.
As of writing this post, 1 SOL = $39.33
If a tortoise exists in the crypto race, it must be Cardano. The project has been incredibly slow, but their diligence and priorities are what draw me to them because I believe that the institutions/assets that survive in the long-term are the ones that were built with a clear vision by a driven & diligent founder. I believe in Charles Hoskinson's vision for the future of crypto and decentralization.
ADA had an ATH of $3.10, and I expect them to hit past this in the first few months of the next bull run.
As of writing this post, 1 ADA = $0.50
This project had flown under the radar for much of the last bull run despite giving phenomenal returns for those who entered before 2021 (I didn't). Nevertheless, this project has already showcased real-life applications in the supply chain space. What concerns me about this project is its association with the Chinese Communist Party, which immediately puts them in a grey area. This is probably the riskiest project on the list, not because it lacks utility (it doesn't) but rather that a possible kill switch/poison pill exists in a political party's hands.
VET had an ATH of $0.18, and I expect them to hit past this in the first few months of the next bull run.
As of writing this post, 1 VET = $0.025
So those were the crypto projects that I think will come out of this crypto winter stronger and possibly be a good bet for the next 3-4 years or even beyond. What are your thoughts on this list? Let me know on Twitter @FightShiva.