11 ESG-Altcoins and 7 Simple Reasons to Buy Them

Money, altcoins, ESG, and energy consumption-an important topic
  • The altcoin market is fascinating. Many coins overperformed Bitcoin in the last 12 months.
  • PoS-tokens are more environment-friendly, and the ESG-trend may strengthen them.
  • Elon Musk also claims to investigate power-saving cryptos.
  • Owning various altcoins has many benefits and is fun.

Rocket. "To the moon" price movement is the dream of crypto-holders


 The 11 Altcoins I’m Exploring Now

Why should you buy second-line altcoins if the first ones have a big chance to be successful? The last year was extraordinary in the altcoin market. Bitcoin “only” jumped 426 percent (more than five times higher), Ethereum, 1,800 percent, but many significant altcoins, much more. (See the charts.)

Altcoins are outperforming, and I don’t see why that would change soon.

Chart 1: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Cardano and other altcoins, price in one year
Chart 1: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Cardano and other altcoins, price in one year (Tradingview.com)

Do you have altcoins? Are you a crypto investor? You should diversify your portfolio and build a broader collection if you haven’t done that already. I am currently examining the following 11 alternatives beyond the top five riders:

  1. Polkadot (DOT)
  2. Chainlink (LINK)
  3. Solana (SOL)
  4. Stellar (XLM)
  5. IOTA (MIOTA) (DAGs ledger)
  6. Cosmos (ATOM)
  7. Tezos (XTZ)
  8. EOS (EOS)
  9. VeChain (VET)
  10. Avalanche (AVAX)
  11. Tron (TRX)

These are all PoS, dPos, and DAG-type coins. All use a different consensus administration mechanism than Bitcoin. (BTC is PoW-type.) PoS (proof-of-stake) systems are faster, cheaper, and more environment-friendly. PoW (proof-of-work), the method used by Bitcoin and some other cryptos, uses a lot of energy but is considered much more secure, immutable.

Energy consumption is the main reason why I’m interested more in PoS-coins. I think they are worth buying now, and not only the largest ones (Ethereum, Cardano, Binance Coin). All reasons are:

1. Elon Musk And His ESG-Crypto Campaign

The chief of Tesla (and “the Imperator of Mars”) tweeted last week he canceled accepting Bitcoin as a payment for his cars. He also stated:

We are concerned about the rapidly increasing use of fossil fuels for bitcoin mining and transactions, especially coal, which has the worst emissions of any fuel. 

He also mentioned that they are looking at other cryptocurrencies consuming “less than one percent of Bitcoin’s energy.” That is an important sign because the business world is becoming increasingly “ESG”-oriented. (ESG means “Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance,” which refers to the sustainability, environmental and societal impact of an investment.)

Small and large investors prefer investments with good ESG-scores today, and this trend appears essential already in the field of cryptocurrencies. So, fast, cheap, and environment-friendly PoS systems may overperform PoW. We don’t know which altcoin Elon Musk will choose, and if any. But if he chooses one, its exchange rate may multiply quickly.

2. Altcoin-Roadmaps Are Promising

Most developer teams have redoubled their efforts in the last six or seven months since the new cryptocurrency bull market began. Promising updates, developments, innovations, and forks are imminent or started working already. The progress has accelerated recently.

3. The Crypto-Industry May Stay a Multi-Player Game

There is intense competition between different altcoins. The game is not over. New ones are built every day. I don’t think only one or two cryptos will dominate the industry. I assume 5-10 major players may stay in the long run, e. g., as in the desktop computer industry. Or 10-20, as in the traditional car industry. The winners may overperform, and prices of various altcoins may multiply at the same time.

Chart 2: Bitcoin price and various altcoins, one year (Tradingview.com)
Chart 2: Bitcoin price and various altcoins, one year (Tradingview.com)

4. Simple Diversification Principles

“Never put all your eggs in the same basket” is the common sense version of portfolio diversification. It is better to spread the risks and hold various investments of the same asset class. (And to invest in several asset classes.) Last week, Cardano, Stellar, and EOS jumped, also Polkadot seems to surge. Some weeks before, Chainklink overperformed, and also Binance Coin had its excellent period. More cryptos may lead to more chances.

5. Altcoins to Pay Attention to

You can’t be an expert on hundreds of coins, as one analyst can’t analyze hundreds of companies effectively. You have to choose some.

Commemorative coins of Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin, and other altcoins
Commemorative coins of Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin, and other altcoins

We all are different, but I always pay much more attention to an investment if I own it myself. I read all related news, and I analyze it often. I try to understand it harder, find out why its price is moving the way it is moving. The exposure is educative for me, leads to more knowledge.

6. Altcoins Are Crazy

It’s fun to own cryptos, exciting. I suppose it boosts adrenaline production. Ten smaller packages are more often producing exciting news than only one. They will amaze (or annoy) you more frequently.

7. The Fall in Prices in the Last Couple of Days

Many altcoins are in the negative in the last seven days. It’s mostly 5-15 percent only, but I prefer not to buy anything at an all-time high.

I’m also holding Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin because I think the race to build the “digital silver,” an everyday, fast, low-cost transactional currency, isn’t over.

You may also like these related readings: 

9 Reasons I Invested in the Digital Silver, Litecoin

The 9+1 Highest Ethereum Price Forecasts (of This Year)

The 9 Boldest Bitcoin Price Predictions (in 2021)



I’m not a certified financial advisor nor a certified financial analyst, accountant, nor lawyer. The contents on my site and in my posts are for informational and entertainment purposes and reflecting my collection of data, ideas, opinions. Please, do your proper research or consult your advisors before making any investment or financial or legal decisions.

At the time of writing: I’m long in gold miner stocks, silver, platinum, copper, multinational energy companies, Anglo American, and various cryptocurrencies. Short in the VIX index.

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