After several crashes in 2018, many have been left wondering which of these crypto startups would survive and which digital assets will keep from sinking to 0. There’s no shortage of opinions regarding which of these coins will prove to be valuable and which become useless, but when a popular crypto personality and Twitter account asked their followers which coin would perform best in the next year, the results were stark.
“2018 was brutal! 2019 will make all that hell worth it as long as you accumulated the right coins/tokens!
Which will see the biggest return in 2019?”
According to the poll from @Tha_Crypto_Guy, most of his followers apparently have faith in XRP to outshine the current leaders of the market cap race.
In fact, XRP was the overwhelming choice of respondents. While only a twitter poll and not scientific by any means, an amazing 75% of people who answered said that XRP will outperform the field. Of the thousands that responded, only 11% chose BTC, while 7% chose ETH and another 8% would pick outside of the big 3.
Perhaps there is a movement within the cryptocurrency community towards a preference of XRP over BTC and ETH and that could be due to the number of partnerships and developments being announced involving Ripple. They have been focusing on building a platform that is useful to banks and other major financial institutions and is working on projects with companies like Visa and American Express and central banks around the world.
Among these central banks is the National Bank of Kuwait which highlights Ripple’s aim to serve areas with high rates of migrant workers such as the Middles East. While speaking at a conference earlier this year, Ripple’s head of infrastructure innovation Dilip Rao explained the value they can bring to these types of workers.
“If you’re sending money for blue collar workers, this often can be a small amount of money, $200, and the fees for these kinds of small payments can be as high as 5 to 10%. So, this is actually hurting the people who can afford it the least.”
While many may look at this lopsided polling number like 74% and react with shock, but XRP has already passed Ethereum on multiple occasions and could be on track to widen that gap.