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Top 10 Cryptocurrencies to Invest in 2021

Last Updated by Ravinder 08-Sep-2021

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Cryptocurrencies or “Digital Gold” as they are referred to by wall street wizards are the highest yielding investments among investors. But then comes the question of which are the best cryptocurrencies to invest in.
Don’t you worry anymore as today we have bought the list of top 10 cryptocurrencies to invest-in in 2021.

1. Bitcoin (BTC)


●Year established: 2009
●Market cap: $900 billion
●Price per bitcoin: $45,706.30 

Bitcoin (BTC) is the first cryptocurrency launched in 2009 and since has been the most successful cryptocurrency to this date. BTC has a two-thirds market share of the entire cryptocurrency market. Being a world no 1 cryptocurrency BTC has become the first to be recognized at major global stock exchanges.
The only major disadvantage of BTC is that it has a high transaction cost($12 per transaction) and takes 15 min for a transaction to clear which makes it hard to use as a day-to-day currency. Other than that BTC still remains the top choice to invest in cryptocurrency.

2. Ethereum (ETH)


●Year established: 2015
●Market cap: $178 billion
●Price per ethereum: $3342.2 

Ethereum (ETH) being new to the cryptocurrency race has risen to the top rank only behind bitcoin(BTC). ETH’s advanced technology and ability to make smart contracts are the factors behind its continued rapid growth. ETH is considered a digital wallet like google pay or apple pay which makes it more suitable for day-to-day transactions.
Time taken for a transaction to clear is relatively fast(15 seconds) as compared to bitcoin(BTC) but the transaction fee still remains high. Its superior technology, ease to use and high security makes it a top choice for both investors and users.

3. Cardano (ADA)


●Year established: 2017
●Market cap: $38 billion
●Price per Cardano: $2.52 

Cardano(ADA) is the most advanced third-generation cryptocurrency. It has a lot of upside potentials in 2021. ADA runs on the Cardano network which helps it to make smart contact while keeping track of payments like bitcoin and have fast transitions like ethereum.
ADA is the fastest growing cryptocurrency in the market as it only took less than 4 years to hit the market cap of $38 billion which is less than one-third the time BTC took for the same.

4. Binance Coin (BNB)


●Year established: 2017
●Market cap: $37.9 billion
●Price per Binance coin: $405.8
 
Binance coin(BNB) is a cryptocurrency from the Binance crypto exchange. Binance crypto being the world’s largest crypto exchange with 1.4 million transactions per second since 2018. BNB has increased by 860% in just this year(2021) and become the cryptocurrency with the 4th largest market cap of almost $38 billion. Investing in BNB comes with its own special perks like a special discount while paying at Binance crypto exchange with BNB.

5. TetherUS (USDT)


●Year established: 2014
●Market cap: $35 billion
●Price per TetherUS: $1

TetherUS (USDT) is a totally different type of cryptocurrency. USDT’s crypto coins are liked with traditional currencies like UDS, euro, pound, and yen.
USDT is more of a medium of exchange and mode of storage of value than a medium of investment.

6. Polkadot (DOT)


●Year established: 2017
●Market cap: $34.4 billion
●Price per Polkadot: $26.44 

Polkadot (DOT) is third generation cryptocurrency similar to Cardano(ADA). The thing that makes Polkadot a desirable cryptocurrency is that it runs on multiple blockchains in parallel which solves the problem we face with bitcoin (BTC) which runs only on a single blockchain.
In December 2020, Binance invested $10 million into DOT which resulted in a 41% increase in the price. Being a third-generation cryptocurrency DOT has both advantages of advanced technology and higher security which made it a top choice for investors.

7. XRP (XRP)


●Year established: 2012
●Market cap: $20 billion
●Price per XRP: $1.06 

XRP’s main focus is to take out the high cost of the inter-bank transfer. Due to its real-time uses, XRP is considered the top choice of investors in 2021.
In recent years XRP has become one of the top choices for many financial institutes around the globe and becoming an alternative for the SWIFT network.

8. Litecoin (LTC)


●Year established: 2011
●Market cap: $12.5 Billion
●Price per Litecoin: $174.2
 
Litecoin (LTC) is a P2P or peer-to-peer cryptocurrency that was created in 2011 as a bitcoin(BTC) alternative. LTC is an identical cryptocurrency to BTC.
In comparison to its predecessor(BTC), Litecoin is very cheap which makes it perfect for people who are looking to start investing in cryptocurrencies. LTC has more than 300% in its value in just the last 6 months which makes it a very hot cryptocurrency right now to invest in.

9. Chainlink (LINK)


●Year established: 2014
●Market cap: $12.2 Billion
●Price per Chainlink: $27.95 

Chainlink (LINK) is an oracle network. According to many forecasts from different trusted sources, LINK supposes to reach the mark of $62 by the end of 2021.
As per Google’s blog post from last year, Google is also using chainlink which makes it more desirable for investors.

10. Dogecoin (DOGE)


●Year established: 2013
●Market cap: $6.5 billion
●Price per dogecoin: $0.25 

Dogecoin (DOGE) is a meme that turned into cryptocurrency. In December 2020 after Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla tweets about DOGE it went up 200% in just a week. Since a meme turned crypto has been the center of interest for many investors.

So this was our list of the top 10 cryptocurrencies to invest in 2021. Please let us know what you think about it and make sure to leave your suggestions in the comment box below.

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