As we journey further into 2023, the crypto landscape is not just shifting — it’s erupting with new projects that hold fantastic potential for savvy digital asset investors.
However, with so many projects to choose from, it can be challenging for investors to narrow down which projects are worth considering and which aren’t.
With that in mind, this article discusses five trending cryptocurrencies that have shown promising innovation and growth prospects this year.
The top five trending cryptocurrency projects to watch this year
Listed below are five trending crypto projects that investors may wish to monitor in the coming weeks:
- Copium (COPIUM) — a newly launched memecoin with over $40 million of trading volume in its first 24 hours after an 800% pump.
- Love Hate Inu (LHINU) — a vote-to-earn meme project that surged 3,000% in price after its IEO on Huobi and OKX.
- AiDoge (AI) — an AI-powered memecoin with a unique meme generator and over $9.5 million raised in just three weeks of its presale.
- Ecoterra (ECOTERRA) — an eco-friendly crypto project in which users earn tokens for recycling household waste — $4 million now raised.
- yPredict (YPRED) – an all-in-one crypto analytics ecosystem featuring AI and machine learning to power crypto trading that raised over $1.2 million.
1. Copium (COPIUM) — A new memecoin with over $40 million of trading volume in its first 24 hours after an 800% pump
Copium is a brand new memecoin that has seen incredible volume since it launched on May 18.
In less than 24 hours, COPIUM saw more than $40 million in trading volume, with huge interest from the crypto community and several notable crypto figures.
The token is currently around 450% up on its initial launch price after it was listed straight-to-DEX on Uniswap, but with a market cap of just $10 million, there is still a lot of room to grow as more and more attention comes to the project.
Copium caught fire after launch due to a hugely hyped invite-only presale and upcoming NFT drop, which has yet to be revealed.
The fair launch saw presale investors have only 10% of their investment released initially — which saved new investors from being dumped on — with the remaining 90% to be released linearly over the next three weeks.
Major crypto figures such as YouTuber FaZe Banks, a co-founder of FaZe Clan, told his three million Instagram followers that he had a bag of COPIUM and would be holding, having now sold his initial stake.
The NFT collection saw the top 200 holders airdropped a Copium Tank, with 30 Ether (ETH) already spent despite the majority of owners holding and the artwork yet to be revealed.
Volume continues to pour into the token and COPIUM is expected to move up in price again as more eyes reach the project.
2. Love Hate Inu (LHINU) — a vote-to-earn project that skyrocketed 3,000% after its IEO
Love Hate Inu skyrocketed in price after its initial exchange offering on Huobi and OKX, reaching $0.004715 — a 30-fold increase from its final presale price of $0.000145.
The vote-to-earn memecoin had already enjoyed one of the best presales of 2023, having reached its $10 million hard cap in just eight weeks.
However, early investors saw massive gains in the opening minutes of the IEO as hype reached its peak and drew massive gains.
In its first hour of trading on the two leading centralized exchanges, volume had reached more than $5 million, and the interest is expected to continue, with CoinMarketCap rating both exchanges in its top-15 by daily trading volume. They also have a combined 4.5 million weekly visitors.
Love Hate Inu is a memecoin with utility, as it allows users to vote securely on both fun and serious polls and surveys while earning LHINU token rewards for doing so.
The project uses a stake-to-vote mechanism that ensures fair and immutable results that are free from manipulation and could attract institutional and brand interest in the near future.
More exchange listings are expected in the near future, which could push LHINU even higher.
3. AiDoge (AI) — An AI-powered memecoin with a unique meme generator that’s raised over $9.5 million
AiDoge (AI) is another top pick for the top trending cryptos of 2023. This is an AI-powered memecoin that is the native token of a meme generation platform trained on extensive datasets and crypto news repositories.
Using this meme generator, AiDoge users input text-based prompts and create memes in seconds without thinking of a caption or using photo–editing software — ideal for those looking to go viral.
To use the meme generator, users must purchase credits using AI — AiDoge’s native utility token. Not only can AI be used to buy credits, but these tokens can also be staked to generate daily credit rewards.
Users are also able to earn further rewards by upvoting and downvoting created memes, with the best ones earning AI.
As per the white paper, the total supply of AI will be capped at 1 trillion — with 50% of these tokens allocated to the presale with no vesting period and a hard cap of $14.9 million.
AiDoge has been racing through its presale allocation and is already in stage 12 of 20, with more than half of the total allocation snapped up in just three weeks.
AI tokens are currently priced at $0.0000304, and the AiDoge presale has raised over $9.5 million in just three weeks.
4. Ecoterra (ECOTERRA) — An eco-friendly crypto project where users earn tokens for recycling household waste
Ecoterra is a new crypto presale project that allows users to earn ECOTERRA tokens simply for recycling their everyday household waste.
The eco-friendly project encourages users to take recyclable items such as plastic bottles or cardboard boxes to a Reverse Vending Machine (RVM) at a supermarket, scan the barcode and deposit it.
The ecoterra mobile app then uses an AI-powered algorithm to attach a value to the scanned item and reward the user with the native ECOTERRA tokens.
However, users can take their green efforts a step further with the project by choosing to spend those tokens on other green projects, funding efforts such as beach cleanups or tree planting.
ECOTERRA tokens, as well as having the ability to be staked or sold on exchanges, can also be used to purchase Carbon Credits on the ecoterra app, which remove CO2 from the atmosphere.
The app will also allow businesses and individuals to connect with local recyclers and purchase recycled materials, as well as have a publicly visible profile that allows users to track their positive actions.
The ECOTERRA presale has so far raised more than $4 million and is now in stage 6 of 9. Tokens currently cost $0.0775, but will increase by 29% to $0.01 by the final presale stage.
One billion tokens — 50% of the max supply — have been made available to purchase during the ecoterra presale.
5. YPredict (YPRED) — an all-in-one crypto analytics ecosystem featuring AI and machine learning to power crypto trading
YPredict is a comprehensive crypto analytics ecosystem that aims to streamline the trading and investing process for market participants of all skill levels.
To do this, yPredict’s team has created a Polygon-based platform that features various valuable tools and features — some of the most prominent include AI-powered trading signals, automatic pattern recognitio, and trader sentiment analysis that will help traders maximize their profit-making potential.
Users can also subscribe to financial models created by AI and machine learning experts using YPRED, yPredict’s native ERC-20 token, with those who created profitable models able to earn rewards.
Like the other tokens on this list, yPredict is still in its presale phase and has now raised more than $1.2 million, with the token to increase by 70% from the current price of $0.07 to $0.12 in the final stage.
Given the project’s lofty ambitions and highly-experienced development team, there’s a growing belief that yPredict could be set for price increases once listed on CEXs.