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5 Best Cryptocurrencies, In Terms Of Market Capitalization

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Cryptocurrencies are decentralized electronic currency or virtual currency. An investor can buy cryptocurrencies only online, from any crypto exchange. Hence, you can pay for the coins via online mode. Here are the top 5 cryptocurrencies, globally, those that have the highest market capitalization. It is important to note that the price, market capitalization, fully diluted market capitalization, and volume are variable with time.

 

1. Bitcoin

1. Bitcoin

Bitcoin is certainly the most popular cryptocurrency that has a market share of above 40%. according to latest available data Bitcoin's current price is around $51,285.09, market capitalization is around $969,713,283,104, fully diluted market capitalization is around $1,075,938,667,642, and the coin's volume stood at around $24,350,675,406.

This coin was first described in 2008 by a pseudonym named Satoshi Nakamoto, and later in the next year, it was launched in January. Like all cryptocurrencies, this is available in the virtual mode and can be used as a mode of payment. To have your Bitcoin, you need to choose a wallet where you can keep your coin before selecting an exchange. The importance of Bitcoin is the first-ever cryptocurrency. According to the official source of Bitcoin, it 'is open-source; its design is public'. Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority or banks; managing transactions.

2. Ethereum
 

2. Ethereum

Ethereum's price is around $4,084.65, market capitalization is around $485,297,990,034, fully diluted market capitalization is around $452,633,201,272, and the coin's volume stood at around $11,382,417,993. An investor can send Ethereum without any intermediary service like a bank - which is peer-to-peer payments.

Ethereum also allows the investors to transfer money, to make any agreement directly with someone else. Hence, initially, the person does not need to go through any intermediary company. This is the basic understanding of any cryptocurrency. You can also buy Ethereum from the crypto exchanges like Binance, OKEx, CoinTiger, CoinFLEX, FTX, and so on. Ethereum officially states, "It's a community-built technology behind the cryptocurrency ether (ETH) and thousands of applications you can use today." The introductory paper or the White-paper of Ethereum was published in 2013 by Vitalik Buterin, the founder of Ethereum, before the project's launch in 2015. firstly, Ether officially went on sale for 42 days in July 2014.

3. Binance Coin

3. Binance Coin

As an investor, you can buy Binance Coin, at the cryptocurrency exchange named Binance, but the coin is also available in other exchanges. Binance Coin's price is around $570.66, market capitalization is around $95,045,758,273, fully diluted market capitalization is around $89,682,595,429, and the coin's volume stood at around $2,001,474,537.

Binance Coin is the cryptocurrency coin that powers the Binance ecosystem. This coin provides multiple offers to investors like - Earn up to 40% commission via their Referral Programme. Binance Coin was first launched in July 2017. Changpeng Zhao is known as the founder and CEO of Binance. Binance Coin officially states, "Binance schedules quarterly BNB burns to permanently reduce the supply of BNB, in turn, increasing its value. The amount of BNB burned is calculated based on Binance's overall quarterly trading volume. Quarterly coin burns will continue until a total of 100,000,000 BNB are destroyed, which represents 50% of the total BNB supply."

4. Tether

4. Tether

The Tether platform is built on top of open blockchain technologies, that will leverage the security and transparency provide provided by them. Tether's price is around $1.00, market capitalization is around $78,010,619,231, fully diluted market capitalization is around $81,794,010,227, and the coin's volume stood at around $53,704,801,152.

Every Tether token is 100% backed by Tether reserves, which include traditional currency and cash equivalents. Additionally, depending on time, this service may include other assets and receivables from loans made by Tether to third parties. This may include affiliated entities. Every Tether token is also 1-to-1 pegged to the dollar. That means, 1 USD₮ Token will always be valued by Tether at 1 USD. Tether's white paper mentioned, "The Tether transactional ledger is embedded in the Bitcoin blockchain as metadata via the embedded consensus system, Omni." This coin was launched in July 2014.

5. Solana

5. Solana

Solana is also a popular digital token backed by fiat currency. Solana's price is around $200.71, market capitalization is around $62,041,588,478, fully diluted market capitalization is around $90,199,557,949, and the coin's volume stood at around $1,727,402,077.

According to the official Solana website, this coin experiences 2,503 transactions per second, and it is the fastest blockchain in the world and the fastest-growing ecosystem in crypto, with over 400 projects spanning Defi, NFTs, Web3, and more. Solana was launched in March 2020, and initially, its project building started in 2017. To buy Solana you need to have a crypto wallet, which is an "application that stores a collection of keys and can be used to send, receive, and track ownership of cryptocurrencies." The Solana Foundation is based in Geneva, Switzerland, which maintains the open-source project.

(Also read: What Are The Top 4 Crypto Exchanges In India: Where To Buy Cryptocurrency?)

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Story first published: Wednesday, December 29, 2021, 12:37 [IST]
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