12 Coins Of Christmas - 2017

12 crypto coinsThe 12 Coins Of Christmas - 2017

As we come to the end of 2017 and a very wild ride in the world of Crypto, there has been a lot of speculation as to what new coins may find their way onto Coinbase next year.

Since Coinbase in the biggest exchange and the initial onramp for most new people to the cryptosphere, any coin they list will make it easier to buy for the masses. This will almost certainly be accompanied a jump in price.

We came across this article on tradingview.com outlining the criteria a cryptocurrency would most likely need to meet, in order to get listed on Coinbase.

We thought we would breakdown these coins for you and throw in a couple of our top picks in a podcast series we call "The 12 Coins Of Christmas 2017"

The coins we highlight are (in no particular order):




DASH -6.21%




XRP -5.39%




NEO -2.85%




EOS -5.20%




ADA -4.50%




OMG -14.46%

Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin Cash


BCH -4.72%




QTUM 1.19%




WAVES -1.35%




STRAT -0.88%




ZEC -6.26%




MIOTA 4.67%

Crypto Dash Ripple

In Part 1 of the series we cover:

Dash: The coin that aims to be digital cash for everyday use.

Ripple: The blockchain system for banks and payment providers to make cross border transactions.


crypto Neo EOS

In part 2 of the series we cover:

NEO: An Ethereum killer. A platform to build distributed blockchain apps.

EOS: A decentralised operating system for building the crypto ecosystem of the future. Another Ethereum killer.


crypto cardano omg

In part 3 of the series we cover:

Cardano:  A platform  that will be capable of running financial applications currently used everyday by individuals, organisations and governments all around the world.

OMG:  A platform used in mainstream digital wallets, that enables real-time, peer-to-peer value exchange with an established payment provider behind it.


Crypto BCash and QTUM

In part 4 of the series we cover:

Bitcoin Cash: A hard fork of the Bitcoin blockchain the aims to take over the Bitcoin name
EDIT: This prediction has already happened.

QTUM: Another player in the platform space, with templates, and plug-and-play smart contract options to make it easier for businesses to build and execute smart contracts


Crypto - Waves and Stratis

In part 5 of the series we cover:

Waves: The platform that helps startups launch their coin

Stratis: The platform aimed at helping the Enterprise move to the blockchain. Blockchain as a service BaaS.


Crypto ZCash and IOTA

In part 6 of the series we cover:

Zcash:  Aimed at using cryptography to provide enhanced privacy for its users compared to other cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin.

IOTA: A 'tangle" based micro-payment platform for the "Internet Of Things"

If you are interested in buying any of these coins you can find them all in one place over on CoinSpot.


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  • Good stuff!
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    Easy to understand and digest. It has helped me take the plunge into Bitcoin and get all setup. Looking forward to future episodes.

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  • Exactly the show I have been looking for.
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    These guys have done a great job of getting me up to speed on all things CryptoCurrency, I have joined groups, been to meet ups and I work in IT but it has been awesome to have someone explain this whole world for me. Can’t wait for some of the product reviews!

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