Let’s start by briefly explaining what are the cryptocurrencies.

Like the Euro, Dollars or Yen, cryptocurrencies are means of exchanging value between its users. Contrary to traditional currencies, cryptocurrencies are exchangeable without intermediaries. No need to have a bank to centralize the exchanges. It works through a decentralized computers network.

The first cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, was created in 2009.


Bitcoin (BTC) was barely worth a few cents when it was created and is now worth over $ 43,000 with an ATH (All Time High) reached in November 2021 at almost $ 69,000.

Since then, new cryptocurrencies are regularly created with new projects based on blockchain technology. Examples include Ethereum (ETH), Polkadot (DOT), Ripple (XRP), Cardano (ADA), Binance coin (BNB), etc.


XRP had an outstanding performance in 2017 of 36,000% (ATH 3,38USD) and in 2021 +850% at the highest pick.


BNB in 2017 had a performance of 8,000% and in 2021 +3635% at the highest pick.

The market for cryptocurrencies is punctuated by successive cycles of significant increase period called Bull run and decrease periods called bear market. These cycles bring lots of investment opportunities.

Looking a bit to the past, already in 2017, there were exponential increases in some cryptocurrencies:

2017 Best Performing Crypto Assets

  • Ripple: +36000%
  • NEM: +29000%
  • Ardor: +16000%
  • Stellar: +14000%
  • Dash: +9000%
  • Ethereum: +9000%
  • Golem: +8400%
  • Binance Coin (BNB): +8000%
  • Litecoin: +5000%
  • OmiseGo: +3300%

And Bitcoin in 2017 was not even in this top 10.

Looking at 2021, here’s a peak of some outstanding performances:

  • BakerySwap: 16967%
  • Telcoin: 13619%
  • Dogecoin: 6453%
  • BNB: 3635%

If you are interested in cryptocurrencies with SMTMi you can access our portfolio of cryptocurrencies which we believe have an interesting and revolutionary project behind and that can still significantly increase price over time, or that can provide considerable exponential returns.

  • Long Term Portfolio: Interesting Projects with future;
  • Short/Medium Term Portfolio: Technical and fundamental analysis;
  • High Risk Portfolio;

Please keep in mind that we are not investments advisers. We just share our ideas and opinions. We always encourage you to make your own additional research before investing in a cryptocurrency project. Nevertheless, we share with you the important information of the projects in which we believe (White Papers, important news and every change in our crypto portfolio).