If you knew which ones to buy, a handful of altcoins better than Bitcoin made eye-popping percentage gains.
In the last 18 months, more than 1,000 altcoins launched through initial coin offerings (ICOs).
The total wealth created is estimated at $35 billion and, on average, three to five altcoins are launched per day, globally.
Yes, 95% of altcoins drop precipitously from their ICOs. Investors lose thousands and even tens of thousands of dollars in the process.
Still, a handful of altcoins have turned small investments into fortunes for their lucky owners, providing a return on investment (ROI) in the hundreds of thousands of percent.
Click below to get a look at some of the altcoins better than Bitcoin and their gains.