There are many awesome blockchain projects out there, that sometimes it’s hard to choose one over the other. That’s why the best option is to always invest in all the coins that you believe in, and increase your chances of success. Unfortunately, sometimes you just don’t have enough fiat to get viable quantities of all the coins you want, and you have to choose one over the other. Take Stellar Lumens (XLM) and Vechain (VEN) for example. Both are awesome projects that can offer great long-term returns. But what if you don’t have enough fiat, and have to choose? Which one of these two makes for a better investment? Well, in such a scenario, it makes more sense to go with Stellar Lumens (XLM). Here’s why.
First, Stellar Lumens has a stronger brand name than Vechain. A few days ago, Stellar Lumens was named by NASDAQ as one of the 20 blockchain projects that have a good chance of growth it the future. Given the influential nature of NASDAQ in the financial markets, a good number of investors are likely to be swayed into investing in Stellar and other projects that were listed in the NASDAQ article, as opposed to those excluded from the list. Still on NASDAQ, this exchange has announced that Stellar is one of the cryptos that will pioneer in the upcoming NASDAQ crypto exchange. Once this goes live, it will significantly drive up the volumes of Stellar traded, and drive up its price way beyond $1. This is publicity that Vechain is missing out on, despite it being a strong project.
Second, Stellar (XLM) is focused on the finance industry, while Vechain (VEN) is focused on enhancing efficiency in global supply. While both industries are huge and offer opportunities for growth, finance is bigger. Stellar is competing for the same market as ripple (XRP), and the two are trying to solve a $20 trillion problem. If Stellar captures just a percentage of this market, it could hit huge valuations in the future. All indicators are there that Stellar will succeed on this front. That’s because it already has a partnership with IBM, a partnership that could see central banks across the world adopt stellar. That’s way bigger than anything that Vechain can achieve by solving global supply problems.
That’s not to say that Vechain is not known, or will not grow in value. At the moment, Vechain has lots of partnerships with multiple companies, and that’s good for its long-term value. It also came second in this year’s LVMH awards. That’s an indicator that people in the west are slowly beginning to appreciate the power of the Vechain blockchain. With this exposure, more companies will jump in, and start using Vechain in enhancing efficiency in their supply chains.
As such, it is best to spread your money on both Stellar (XLM) and Vechain (VEN), and make money as both gain steam in their respective markets. These are two projects that have the potential to do well in 2018, and beyond.