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Best cryptocurrency to invest in 2021

Best cryptocurrency to invest in 2021

05/04/2021 01:43
Frazer Pugh

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Bitcoin (BTC)Ethereum (ETH)Binance CoinsTether (USDT)Cardano (ADA)PolkadotRippleLitecoinChainlinkStellarFinal Thoughts

Investing in crypto has never been this convenient. Now that the internet is so powerful, everything else can be done in a click. Look for an investment broker, open an account, deposit your initial investment, and viola! You can already invest in a portfolio you want.

Of all the available investments, cryptocurrencies are the hottest right now. Cryptocurrency is a type of digital money that is not regulated by a central authority such as the government. It is instead based on blockchain technology, with Bitcoin being the most widely used. As the popularity of digital money grows on Wall Street, more options become available. Currently, there are over 5,000 cryptocurrencies on the market.

Although cryptocurrency can be used to make transactions, most people consider it to be a long-term investment. However, if you don't know where to start, investing in cryptocurrency can be risky.

While you’re in the process of learning how to invest and trade, you can put small amounts of investments in crypto to mitigate the risks and losses you are trying to avoid. For your reference, we have here the list of the top ten cryptocurrencies to consider investing in 2021

Bitcoin (BTC)

Bitcoin has the longest history of any cryptocurrency. With a far higher price, market cap, and volume than any other investment option, it's easy to see why it's the leader. Despite the fact that there are thousands of other cryptocurrencies on the market, Bitcoin only accounts for 40% of the total market capitalization.

Bitcoin is now accepted by a large number of companies, making it a wise investment. Bitcoin is accepted by Visa, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently invested $1.5 billion in the cryptocurrency. In addition, larger banks are starting to include Bitcoin transactions in their services.

Ethereum (ETH)

Ethereum differs from Bitcoin in a way that it isn't just a digital currency. It's also a network that enables developers to use the Ethereum network to build their own cryptocurrency. Although Ethereum is far behind Bitcoin in terms of value, it is also far ahead of its rivals.

Despite the fact that it was released years after several other cryptocurrencies, it has far outperformed its market position due to its specific technology.

Binance Coins

Binance is one of the few cryptocurrencies that has surpassed its 2017 high. There was a bull market during that year, and the prices of all cryptocurrencies increased along with it, hitting a peak before plateauing and declining in value.

Unlike other cryptocurrencies, Binance Coin has maintained a slow but steady upward trajectory since 2017. Binance Coin has proven to be one of the more reliable investment options with fewer risks due to its success.

Tether (USDT)

Since it is tied to the US dollar, Tether is the most secure of all cryptocurrencies. The Federal Reserve Bank has one dollar for each unit of Tether. Tether is therefore ideal for investors who want to use their cryptocurrency to make transactions.

Cardano (ADA)

For many factors, the Cardano network has a smaller footprint, which appeals to investors. Cardano needs less energy to complete a transaction than a larger network like Bitcoin. As a result, transactions are both quicker and less expensive. 

It asserts that it is more adaptable and stable. To stay ahead of hackers, Cardano is constantly improving its growth.


Polkadot was founded by Ethereum leaders who split off to establish their own cryptocurrency with a more advanced network. Polkadot has many “lanes” to complete transactions in, rather than only one.

This cryptocurrency was created to reward real investors while weeding out those who are only interested in making quick money on the stock market. Investors who are actively involved in the business often assist in the decision-making process on issues such as fees charged by the network, upgrades to the network, and creating or dismantling parachains.


Ripple is the company that created the XRP token and is appealing to investors because it offers foreign transfers, which sets it apart from other cryptocurrencies. International money transfers via a bank will take up to ten business days. The same transactions take seconds with Ripple.

Furthermore, Ripple has agreements with major banks all over the world. The more contracts the Ripple cryptocurrency has, the more open it is to adopters.


Litecoin was first introduced to the market in 2011 at the same time as Bitcoin. It did not, however, take off in the same way. Litecoin claims to be four times quicker than Bitcoin at completing transactions.

It was the first cryptocurrency to successfully complete a Lightning Network transaction in 2017. The transition took less than a second to complete. Litecoin's value could skyrocket if the business extends its use of the Lightning Network for faster transactions.

Chainlink stands out as a cryptocurrency because of its low price. Although the shares are inexpensive to purchase, they are not called penny stocks. This appeals to investors since it has shown that it can increase in value, and there is still a lot of space for expansion.

It can also be traded on Coinbase, one of the world's most famous cryptocurrency exchanges. Chainlink is more attractive to investors because it is more available.


Stellar Lumens, also known as XLM, was created to meet a specific need in the cryptocurrency world. It functions as a bridge between banks and blockchain networks, similar to PayPal for cryptocurrency networks.

Stellar can convert any currency and exchange it through networks because it is a decentralized network. It makes these transactions less expensive and quicker than they would be if they were done through a conventional bank.

Final Thoughts

You can earn a lot through investing in cryptocurrencies. There are two ways actually: investing and trading. More investors are inclined to believe that investing is better than trading because of its long-term effect. But of course, you are not limited to one activity. You can do both at the same time while you are learning how to trade and invest. Aside from the top 10 cryptocurrencies we listed here, you can explore more altcoins. Keep on exploring until you find the right crypto that will meet your profit percentage.

Frazer Pugh | I work in the investment management sector as a professional. Previously, I advised top financial services companies on balance sheet management, portfolio planning, and valuations as a consultant. I am currently pursuing a part-time MBA at Melbourne University, where I am a lecturer in accounting and hedge fund strategies, as well as a mentor/coach in a part-time equity analysis initiative. I have a bachelor's degree in economics, a master's degree in finance, and am a Chartered Accountant. I enjoy instructing and assisting others in achieving their objectives.


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