There’s no other way to put it: 2018 has been a rough year. In spite of this, there have been several cryptocurrencies that have been outliers, holding their own and even growing immensely throughout the course of the year.

These cryptos have kept the attention of the greater crypto community, and as such, they have fared much better than their counterparts. Take a look at the hottest cryptos of this year: 5.

Basic Attention Token (BAT) BAT is the native token and fuel behind the Brave web browser, an initiative by former Mozilla employees meant to solve the problems associated with digital advertising. Rather than being exposed to advertisements and pop-ups, Brave users earn BAT passively for surfing, and at the end of each month, this BAT is distributed to content providers, such as those on YouTube and Twitch.

When the concept first gained exposure in 2017, it was met with significant criticism. Skeptics didn’t see much incentive for users to ditch traditional browsers for Brave.

However, 2018 has proven these critiques to be largely erroneous, as millions of users now actively use the browser. There are currently over three million active users, and they are expected to grow to five million by the end of the year. Read more from…

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