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The Best Cryptocurrency Of All Time

Updated July 22, 2021 254.8k votes 42.4k voters 64.8k views131 items

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It's going to the moon! The greatest cryptocurrencies have changed the financial markets and raised the money game to new heights that were unheard of only years ago. As digital cryptocurrency strives to fix the problems of traditional finance by putting power and responsibility in the hands of currency holders, new cryptocurrencies are developed every day. Currently, there are hundreds of cryptocurrencies on the market, all serving different purposes and making new waves in technology. So, what is the best cryptocurrency? 

The best cryptocurrencies typically provide a store of value and have a limited supply to increase demand, such as Bitcoin (BTC) or yEarn Finance (YFI). Or they are the currency of a decentralized network or "stack" where apps can be built, like Ethereum (ETH) or Cardano (ADA). Or maybe they are just fun alt-coins to hold and watch rocket to the moon(!), as are Dogecoin (DOGE) and Shiba Inu (SHIB).

Vote up your favorite cryptocurrencies and help decide which cryptocurrency is going to the moon and beyond! Then, head on over and find out which celebs love cryptocurrency.

Disclaimer: This list is for general information use. The information below does not constitute financial advice and nothing contained in this website should be construed as investment advice.

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  • 1
    8,177
    6,534
    XTZ
    Tezos (XTZ) is a cryptocurrency created by Arthur Breitman in 2014. Tezos is a decentralized, open-source blockchain network that can execute peer-to-peer transactions and serve as a platform for...  more
  • 2
    7,374
    6,107

    Ethereum

    ETH
    Ethereum (ETH) is a cryptocurrency created by Vitalik Buterin in 2013. Ethereum is a decentralized, open-source blockchain with smart contract functionality, and is the most actively used blockchain....  more
  • 3
    7,185
    6,165
    BTC
    Bitcoin (BTC) is a cryptocurrency created by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009. The cryptocurrency is a decentralized digital currency that can be sent from user to user on the peer-to-peer bitcoin network...  more
  • 4
    3,790
    4,040

    Iota

    MIOTA
    Iota (MIOTA) is a cryptocurrency created by David Sønstebø, Dominik Schiener, Sergey Ivancheglo, and Serguei Popov in 2015. IOTA is an open-source distributed ledger and cryptocurrency designed for...  more
  • 5
    HBAR
    Hedera Hashgraph (HBAR) is a cryptocurrency created by Leemon Baird and Mance Harmon in 2018. The cryptocurrency isn’t built on top of a conventional blockchain, instead, it introduces a completely...  more
  • 6
    1,535
    1,932
    EGLD
    Elrond (EGLD) is a cryptocurrency created by Beniamin and Lucian Mincu in 2017.The cryptocurrency is a public blockchain that's developed a novel consensus mechanism called Secure Proof-of-Stake. It...  more
  • 7
    2,802
    4,325
    ALGO
    Algorand (ALGO) is a cryptocurrency created by Silvio Micali in 2019. The cryptocurrency was invented to speed up transactions and improve efficiency, in response to the slow transaction times of...  more
  • 8
    2,922
    4,534

    Nano

    NANO
    Nano (NANO) is a cryptocurrency created by Colin LeMahieu in 2015. Formerly known as RaiBlocks, Nano is a peer-to-peer digital currency. It is a decentralized, open-source cryptocurrency based on...  more
  • 9
    387
    622
    GRT
    The Graph (GRT) is a cryptocurrency created by Yaniv Tal, Brandon Ramirez, and Jannis Pohlmann in 2018. The cryptocurrency brings a reliable decentralized public infrastructure to the mainstream...  more
  • 10
    3,285
    5,465

    Polkadot

    DOT
    Polkadota (DOT) is a cryptocurrency created by Ethereum co-founder Gavin Wood, Robert Habermeier and Peter Czaban in 2016. Polkadot is a heterogeneous multi-chain interchange and translation...  more
  • 11
    205
    460
    KLAY
    Klaytn (KLAY) is a cryptocurrency created by the Kakao Corporation's subsidiary GroundX in 2021. Kakao’s global public Blockchain project Klaytn is an enterprise-grade, service-centric platform that...  more
  • 12
    13,475
    28,138

    Cardano

    ADA
    Cardano (ADA) is a cryptocurrency created by Charles Hoskinson in 2015. Cardano is a public blockchain platform, open source, and decentralized, with consensus achieved using proof of stake. It can...  more
  • 13
    965
    2,081

    NIM

    Nimiq (NIM) is a cryptocurrency created by Elion Chin and Robin Linus in 2017. Nimiq is a blockchain ecosystem for payments designed to make cryptocurrencies easy to use for everyone without...  more
  • 14
    HT
    Huobi Token (HT) is a cryptocurrency created by Leon Li in 2013. Huobi is a Seychelles-based cryptocurrency exchange which processedsaround US $1 billion in trades daily....  more
  • 15
    1,398
    3,034

    Cosmos

    ATOM
    Cosmos (ATOM) is a cryptocurrency created by Ethan Buchman and Jae Kwon in 2016. The Cosmos network consists of many independent, parallel blockchains, called zones, each powered by classical...  more
  • 16
    1,077
    2,381
    CAKE
    Pancake Swap (CAKE) is a cryptocurrency created by an anonymous team in 2020. Pancake Swap is an automated market maker and Decentralized Exchange (DEX) that allows tokens to be exchanged on the...  more
  • 17
    BAT
    Basic Attention Token (BAT) is a cryptocurrency created by Brendan Eich and Brian Bondy in 2017. The cryptocurrency is primarily used as a payment token for running advertising campaigns through...  more
  • 18
    1,190
    2,871
    USDC
    USD Coin (USDC) is a cryptocurrency created by Jeremy Allaire and Sean Neville at Circle in 2018. USD Coin is a digital stablecoin that is pegged to the United States dollar and runs on the Ethereum,...  more
  • 19
    848
    2,072

    Chainlink

    LINK
    Chainlink (LINK) is a cryptocurrency created by Sergey Nazarov, Ari Juels, and Steve Ellis in 2017. Chainlink (or Link) is a decentralized oracle network and cryptocurrency that provides real-world...  more
  • 20
    1,021
    2,575

    Monero

    XMR
    Monero (XMR) is a cryptocurrency created by Nicolas van Saberhagen in 2014. Monero is a privacy-focused cryptocurrency and an open-source protocol based on the CryptoNote application layer. It uses...  more
  • 21
    912
    2,360
    VET
    VeChain (VET) is a cryptocurrency created by Sunny Lu in 2016. VeChain is a blockchain platform designed to enhance supply chain management and business processes. Its goal is to streamline these...  more
  • 22
    824
    2,160

    Tether

    USDT
    Tether (USDT) is a cryptocurrency created by Brock Pierce, Reeve Collins, and Craig Sellars in 2014. Tether is a stablecoin and was originally designed to always be worth $1.00, maintaining $1.00 in...  more
  • 23
    755
    1,995
    RUNE
    THORChain (RUNE) is a cryptocurrency created by Kai Ansaari in 2018. The cryptocurrency combines a range of novel technologies, including on-way state pegs, a state machine, the Bifröst Signer Module...  more
  • 24
    1,055
    2,781
    BCH
    Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is a cryptocurrency that is a fork of Bitcoin created in 2017. Bitcoin Cash increased the size of blocks, allowing more transactions to be processed and improving scalability....  more
  • 25
    XLM
    Stellar Lumens (XLM) is a cryptocurrency created by Jed McCaleb and Joyce Kim in 2014. Stellar Lumens, is an open source, decentralized protocol for digital currency to fiat money low-cost transfers...  more
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