Right off the bat, if you want a project you can invest long-term and have patience to hold it for 5+ years worry-free, this is it right here: Decred DCR.
The DCR market price got a big boost from the team’s activity on the Consensus 2018 conference in New York where the coin was one of the big hits.
Decred, started back in February 2016, is most known for its innovative governance model. As this article explains it
in more detail, Decred
) is a cryptocurrency with hybrid proof-of-work/proof-of-stake
consensus that enables on-chain governance. Its proof-of-work mining is similar to Bitcoin’s, except each block has to be approved by a randomly-selected group of users who “stake” their DCR. In addition to approving a block, these selected stakers can also vote on changes to Decred’s consensus protocol, allowing them to influence the long-term evolution of the network. This architecture creates a fair system
of checks and balances between users, miners and developers.
So, why is Decred a good long-term investment in our opinion: