ALTCOINS TO BUY: Crypto experts share the best investing opportunities they’re seeing outside of bitcoin

In this photo illustration of the litecoin, ripple and ethereum cryptocurrency 'altcoins' sit arranged for a photograph
In this photo illustration of the litecoin, ripple and ethereum cryptocurrency ‘altcoins’ sit arranged for a photograph Jack Taylor/Getty Image
  • Thousands of cryptocurrencies now exist.
  • It can be difficult to pick winners in such a saturated space.
  • Insider has asked several experts about where they see the biggest opportunities in altcoins.
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Cryptocurrencies have exploded in popularity over the last several months. Of course, the most popular remains bitcoin.

But some other smaller cryptos are gaining serious steam as well, as the concept of digital currencies continues to seep into the public consciousness.

However, it can be difficult to know which cryptocurrencies to invest in, or whether you should in the first place. There are currently thousands of different types of coins on the market. And some – like dogecoin, which was founded as a joke – don’t appear to be serious. Others, like some built on the Ethereum blockchain, appear to have better use cases.

And overall, there are legitimate concerns over whether the altcoin boom is unsustainable and will soon come crashing down.

Crypto is an esoteric domain – its intricacies can be difficult to understand, especially for those new to the space.

To help cut through the noise, Insider has talked to several experts about which altcoins – cryptocurrencies other than bitcoin – they believe have the best upside. These experts also described the fundamentals and technicals that make these altcoins attractive. Their views are shared in the articles below.

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4 altcoins to buy: A 12-year banking veteran says the biggest generational wealth transfer that’s about to take place will trigger a ‘parabolic’ bull run in crypto. He explains how he’s maximizing gains on the cryptos he’s holding.

John Vasquez quit a 12-year banking career to dive into crypto full-time.

He’s betting that the massive wealth transfer from baby boomers to their younger heirs will lead to a crypto boom.

Vasquez, known as Coach JV on social media, explained what people should know about crypto before investing and the altcoins he’s buying.

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5 altcoins that could surge 10-100x in the coming ‘legendary’ altcoin season that outshines bitcoin, according to a crypto technical analyst who’s holding them

Crypto technical analyst Adrian Zduńczyk says some altcoins due to outperform bitcoin in a “legendary” way. Zduńczyk is the founder and CEO of the Birb Nest, a trading platform. He shared five altcoins with us that he thinks could surge 10-100 times.

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The head of digital assets research at an $US81 ($AU112) billion money manager breaks down 3 drivers fueling the $US2 ($AU3) trillion crypto market’s latest bull run – and shares 3 competing altcoins to ethereum, including one that could nearly double in the next year

Ethereum is the second-biggest cryptocurrency at the moment, sitting behind bitcoin. But it has problems like expensive transaction fees. Matthew Sigel, head of digital asset research at VanEck, shares three altcoins to rival ether.

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A trader who warned of the 2017 and 2021 bitcoin bull market tops shares 4 altcoins he’s bullish on for the long-term – but breaks down why Evergrande’s crisis is keeping him away from crypto at the moment

The looming debt crisis of Chinese real estate developer Evergrande sent shockwaves through global equity markets in September – and crypto was not spared.

Given the recent sell-offs, Goodman said he was keeping his money on the sidelines in the crypto space until prices appear to be in an uptrend again.

He shared four projects he thinks can do well in the longer-term.

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Bitcoin is ready for a ‘monster run’ up to $US85,000 ($AU117,519) if it clears a key resistance level, a crypto evangelist predicts – and shares 7 altcoins he’s bullish on now

Ethereum’s major upgrade in early August led to a 9.6% intraday price spike, and investors haven’t yet sold the positive news. That’s one reason why David Gokhshtein is bullish. He also told us his theses for six smaller altcoins he owns.

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Why crypto crashed: 4 experts break down what Tuesday’s sudden drop might mean for the altcoin season and NFT frenzy – and share 12 high-quality tokens that are likely to continue rallying toward the year’s end

Various cryptos tumbled on Tuesday September 7 as El Salvador officially adopted bitcoin as legal tender. By the following morning, more than $US3.25 ($AU4) billion in crypto positions had been liquidated over 24 hours, affecting more than 300,000 traders, according to Bybit. We asked experts what was driving the sell-off, and where they recommended buying dips.

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The chief economist of a blockchain data firm breaks down why the current dogecoin rally has more legs to run – and lays out why ‘anything is possible’ for the altcoin, including reaching $US1 ($AU1)

When dogecoin rose over 12,000% to $US0.68 ($AU1) earlier this year, it shocked the investing community. It has since cooled off, though its price has picked up in recent weeks. It now sits around $US.027. What will it do next? Chainalysis chief economist Philip Gradwell broke down why he think it will go to $US1 ($AU1).

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WATCH: Crypto analyst David Grider and venture capital investor Ria Bhutoria discuss state of the market, under-the-radar altcoins, and outlook on regulation

Insider recently hosted a live webcast featuring two crypto experts. They broke down their views on everything from the recent slump to the possibility of regulation.

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Lyn Alden is the founder of Lyn Alden Investment Strategy

Bitcoin to $US100,000 ($AU138,258) and ether to $US5,000 ($AU6,913): Famed investment strategist Lyn Alden explains her bullish predictions for the largest cryptos in 2022, and why there are only 2 altcoins worth watching

Lyn Alden says most altcoins are “smoke and mirrors.” But there are at least two with interesting technologies that are worth watching.

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A crypto evangelist explains why he’s going ‘all in on altcoins’ – and shares why he’s worried about bitcoin whales taking over that market

As some altcoins have shown, there is potential for huge appreciation in crypto outside of bitcoin. David Gokhshtein is one investor that’s looking to take advantage of these opportunities. He shared two altcoins he’s bullish on.

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2 crypto traders and TikTok influencers share their 6 go-to altcoins for riding out crypto bear markets – including one that’s up more than 11,000% since its launch in 2017

The broader crypto space just went through a rough patch after huge gains earlier this year. Like any asset class, it has its bull and bear markets. When crypto bear markets do come, crypto influencers Mack Lorden and Lucas Dimos told us that six altcoins in particular help them hedge losses.

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The head of institutional coverage at crypto trading platform FalconX shares 9 Ethereum-tied digital tokens to take advantage of the DeFi revolution – and breaks down why Ethereum still has ‘significant’ upside

Many altcoins are built on top of the Ethereum blockchain. Aya Kantorovich, the head of institutional coverage at crypto exchange FalconX, shared nine coins built on top of the ethereum blockchain that she thinks have solid use cases.

“I personally always like coins with application,” Kantorovich said.