1. Bitcoin (BTC)
Despite the huge crash in value on April 21st due to Elon Musk announcement, Bitcoin (BTC) still remains the top Cryptocurrency to invest in. Bitcoin has an incredible history of bringing outstanding long-term financial gains. It’s unquestionably the coin that’s increased the most in value! In 2010, Bitcoin was $0.08 per one coin. Now in 2021, one coin is worth an astounding $37,965.20. So if you were one of the lucky ones to invest over 10 years ago you’ll be extremely rich. Bitcoin is a very solid project so investing is likely to mean you’ll make financial gains over the years.
2. Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
Bitcoin Cash was introduced by Bitcoin (BTC) developers after concerning about the future of Bitcoin (BTC). It offers lower transaction fees and quicker wait times on its network. It can handle an impressive number of transactions that surpasses Bitcoin (BTC). The project is not as solid and stable as Bitcoin (BTC) but it oozes potential. It’s a great way to diversify your crypto portfolio.
3. Ethereum (ETH)
Ethereum has a share of roughly 18% of all of the crypto market and has been a favourite (just below Bitcoin) for a long time now. It has had a long list of founders since 2015 and has become the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization ($276 billion)! The project aims to cut out third parties such as brokerages and banks which makes it an exceptional money-saving platform for users.
4. Cardano (ADA)
Cardano was also founded in 2015 by Charles Hoskinson, a co-founder of Ethereum. He has left Ethereum (a much more solid and valuable crypto) with goals to make Cardano the leading cryptocurrency. He plans to do this before his platform is designed to use just a fragment of the energy that Bitcoin and Ethereum are currently using. It is currently the 5th most valuable cryptocurrency set at $43 billion! Many of its contracts will be activated in 2022 so we can expect big things.
5. Dogecoin (DOGE)
You’re more likely to hear dogecoin being referred to as ”doge” after the Shiba Inu dog meme circulated the internet. It has become the 8th most valuable cryptocurrency set at $129 billion! Despite the major crypto crash, Dogecoin has risen over 4,500% in 2021 and continues to rise. Billy Markus and Jackson Palmer initially created it as a joke or a somewhat lighthearted take on the blockchain craze. But much to everyone’s surprise, it actually became an extremely valuable investment.
6. Polkadot (DOT)
Gavin Wood, also a co-founder of Ethereum, created Polkadot (DOT) in 2016. No doubt this gave him a huge advantage and is the reason that Polkadot has become one of the top cryptocurrencies in 2021. It aims to acts as a bridge between networks and has updated features that make it quicker and more accessible than its competitors. Its progress has stayed consistent since the beginning and it presents a solid project.