Ether

With a market capitalization of $316 billion, Ether is the second-largest cryptocurrency created in 2015. The Ethereum blockchain works on smart contracts that enable decentralized applications like the popular decentralized finance services (DeFi). While investors look at bitcoins like gold, this one feature of Ether allows a higher number of public blockchain transactions.

Ether’s current value in USD – $1,975.04

 

Binance Coin

With a market capitalization of $90.9 billion, this is the third-largest cryptocurrency launched in 2017. The coin is native to the Binance exchange and the new ecosystem the company is developing – Binance Smart Chain. Being one of the largest in the world, the company aims to become the primary infrastructure service provider for the entire blockchain ecosystem.

Binance coin’s current value in USD – $305.73

 

Solana

Solana is one of the fastest-growing DeFi ecosystems and now has a native cryptocurrency coin that saw its value peak last month. Launched in March 2020, within a short span it has managed to become the 14th largest cryptocurrency with a market capitalization of $11.19 billion. The Proof-of-History algorithm that it uses has the highest speeds of transaction. As compared to Ether, Solana offers low transaction fees.

Solana’s coin current value in USD – $34.38

 

Dogecoin

This is the cheapest cryptocurrency to buy in 2021. Thanks to Elon Musk calling himself the ‘Dodgemaster’, this coin has seen the spotlight after a dodgy history. Created in 2013 as a meme coin, nobody expected this coin to become legit, let alone be included in the top list of cryptocurrencies. The price spiked from $0.007635 to an all-time high of $0.074398 in less than two weeks. All this came after the GameStop incident and Elon Musk’s tweets.

Dogecoin’s current value in USD – $0.2805

Cardano

Cardano is projecting a promising growth potential. The coin has surpassed its value of $0.182 in January to $1.45 in February, making it the best affordable cryptocurrency to invest in. The reason behind this price hike is the recent update that brought the ability to create smart contracts that will allow developers to start working on dApps, many new cryptocurrencies, and the DeFi sector. This coin also boasts cheap transactions and a good development team that is taking this project towards full decentralization.

Cardano’s current value in USD – $1.44

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