Monero has emerged as the favoured token amongst privacy advocates. By utilising a series of novel techniques such as ring signatures and stealth addresses, Monero is able to keep transactions private. It is also a very lightweight token, which can be mined using CPU power. However, as with any token, mining is a whole other form of investing.
Monero’s inherently secretive nature might keep it off some of the more prominent exchanges out there, but it has also attracted a considerable amount of community support. Even if XMR is ultimately used mainly by darknet buyers, and struggles to find any ‘legitimate’ use cases, it seems all but certain to see a rise in its value over the next year.