For the first time after a protracted lull, the dynamics of the crypto market have become encouraging. It struck the market in late 2020 and has in some form remained active till the present. Those who chose the right targets for their profit were rewarded. Why not consider your own targets and read about the top 15 cryptocurrencies for long-term investment in 2021?* To make the below summary, we’ve analyzed performance, market capitalization, and trends for several tens of crypto coins.
1. Bitcoin (BTC)
Market cap: $991.2 billion**
2021 High: $65 0000, April
What can you do with Bitcoin in Freewallet?
You can buy BTC with MasterCard/Visa, exchange cryptos for BTC and back, top-up your phone with BTC, buy several hundred gift cards with BTC. A single-currency BTC app by Freewallet is one of the oldest applications of the company and is available for both Android and iOS platforms.
Since the very beginning of the crypto era, BTC has undoubtedly been the best cryptocurrency for investment in 2021. It is fair for both short-term and long-term traders. 2021 is another record-making year for the top digital coin. It has followed a wild route with impressive surges and declines. It hit $65 000 in April and dropped to $30 000 in just 3 months. Its further rally to $50 000 was followed by a collapse again. The huge volatility of this instrument provides enormous market opportunity and at the same time, speaks for its long-term potential.
Of course, Bitcoin is the largest cryptocurrency in terms of its market capitalization. This is a constantly growing figure approaching $1 trillion at the time of writing. The pace of Bitcoin mass adoption is highest among other cryptocurrencies which also makes it an excellent choice for storing value.
2. Ethereum (ETH)
Market cap: $397 billion
2021 High: $4196
What can you do with Ethereum in Freewallet?
You can buy ETH with MasterCard/Visa, exchange cryptos for ETH and back, as well as to buy several hundred gift cards with ETH. Don’t forget that a single-currency Ethereum wallet is available for both iOS and Android users.
Just like Bitcoin, Ethereum has reached its all-time High on May 12, 2021. This was at the mark of $4300. As a universal blockchain platform, Ethereum is massively preferred by developers. The second-largest crypto coin, Ethereum is always a solid choice for investors. The coin has reached eminent results in the last 5 years just by going from $11 to almost $4000.
It’s no exaggeration to say that 2021 year has been the most exciting time for Ethereum. Starting January, its price broke above $1000 and has only accelerated its pace since then. This year, the growth of the second largest cryptocurrency left Bitcoin far behind and allows it to retain the status of the best cryptocurrency to invest in 2021 for long-term strategies.
3. BNB (Binance Coin)
Market cap: $67 bln
2021 High: $675
What can you do with Binance Coin in Freewallet?
You can buy BNB with MasterCard/Visa (via the Simplex provider), exchange cryptos for BNB and back, and finally, buy several hundred gift cards with BNB.
Following many other cryptocurrencies, BNB has demonstrated bright results in spring 2021. It approached the highest mark at $686 on May 10. Just like in the case with the other top cryptos, it was an all-time High. Although this record was followed by a decline in the price, the important role of BNB in the operation of the Binance exchange platform puts it among the currencies worthy of investors’ attention.
4 Tether (USDT)
Market cap: $68 bln
2021 High: $1.011
What can you do with Tether in Freewallet?
Freewallet maintains two Tether blockchains, one is based on the ERC-20 standard (USDT20), and another one is represented by a stablecoin (United States dollar Tether on the Omni layer). For this article, we describe Tether as a stablecoin with wallet addresses of “31HHhh1hHMoohw1qBix9rLwYxUb11quDH1” type.
You can convert cryptos into Tether as well as exchange existing crypto for Tether. Also, feel free to download a single-currency Tether app for Android or iOS. Of course, Freewallet serves as the place to store, send and receive Tether coins. Also, you can pay Tether to buy several hundred gift cards
The cryptocurrency market is highly volatile and one may think about stablecoins as a way to hedge oneself against the abrupt behavior of digital money. Tether was among the first stablecoins rolled out and is theoretically pegged to the US Dollar.
5. DOGE (Dogecoin)
Market cap: $32.65 bln
2021 High: $0.731
What can you do with DOGE in Freewallet?
You can buy DOGE with MasterCard/Visa, exchange cryptos for DOGE and back, as well as to buy several hundred gift cards with DOGE.
A well-known cryptocurrency, Dogecoin, has reached the peak of its popularity and shown its best performance in May this year when it hit $0.731 in May. It’s one of the oldest coins (launched in 2013) and is greatly favored by the online community.
6. LTC (Litecoin)
Market cap: $12.249 bln
2021 High: $412
What can you do with LTC in Freewallet?
You can buy LTC with MasterCard/Visa (via both MoonPay and Simplex providers), convert cryptos into LTC and back, as well as download and install the Freewallet mobile applications for Litecoin developed for Android and iOS. Also, you can pay LTC to buy several hundred gift cards.
While Bitcoin holds the title of gold of the crypto world, a popular opinion is to equate LTC to silver. With a faster speed of transactions than that of BTC, LTC is ranked 12th biggest crypto. Litecoin is one of the most accepted cryptos among payment providers. All facts are for the long-term presence of this currency at the top of crypto.
Market cap: $3.65 bln
2021 High: $122
What can you do with NEO in Freewallet?
You can buy NEO with MasterCard/Visa (with the MoonPay provider), exchange cryptos for NEO and back, as well as to buy several hundred gift cards with NEO. Freewallet offers a single-currency mobile wallet for NEO as an application for Android.
Unlike the previous currencies, NEO had reached its historical High a while ago, in 2018. That time, the price hit $196. However, the current year has also pushed the dynamics of NEO with the price getting above $100 in May. Following this surge, NEO had been dropping until August and is not on the rise again.
8. XRP (Ripple)
Market cap: More than $50 bln
2021 High: $3.84
What can you do with XRP in Freewallet?
You can buy Ripple with MasterCard/Visa (via the MoonPay service). The purchase of XRP is not available to U.S. customers. Also, you can exchange Ripple, download the Freewallet XRP mobile application developed for Android OS and pay XRP to buy several hundred gift cards.
Designed for real-world use cases, Ripple’s architecture solves the issue of cross-border payments and ensures instantaneous processing of transactions. The payment network Ripplenet uses the XRP ledger, which also can be considered as one of the benefits of keeping XRP for future deals.
9. BAT (Basic Attention Token)
Market cap: More than $1.1 bln
2021 High: $1.65
What can you do with BAT in Freewallet?
You can send, receive and exchange BAT. Also, you can purchase BAT with the MoonPay provider. All transactions with the token can be done in the Freewallet Crypto application for Android, iOS, or its desktop version.
Basic Attention Token is ranked 97th by market cap, and its liquidity is rather high. Basic Attention Token is the utility token of the Brave browser. The idea of the project behind the BAT token is to improve the online advertising space. Using the BAT, a publisher targets the audience in a more accurate way whereas views of the Brave’s ads are rewarded.
10. UNI (Uniswap)
Market cap: More than $13 bln
2021 High: $44.92
What can you do with UNI in Freewallet?
In Freewallet, you can send, receive and exchange UNI, as well as buy UNI via MoonPay.
Launched in 2018, the De-Fi Uniswap exchange works as an automated liquidity protocol and allows users to swap ERC-20 tokens without the middle agents. Uniswap is considered to be the biggest existing De-Fi protocol and is, therefore, worthy of attention.
11. VET (Vechain)
Market cap: $7.7 bln
2021 High: $0.27
What can you do with VET in Freewallet?
Freewallet Crypto app allows you can send, receive and convert VET into BTC and altcoins. Also, you can buy VET with the MoonPay provider.
The VeChain solution serves better protection of intellectual property rights and facilitates a supply chain management system. In particular, it allows you to identify whether a good is authentic. As compared to 2021 April’s High, the current price of the token is half the value. However, the business performance of VeChain technologies still takes a fast pace, creating positive conditions for the token.
Market cap: $4.8 bln
2021 High: $14.22
What can you do with EOS in Freewallet?
You can buy EOS with MasterCard/Visa, exchange cryptos for EOS and back, as well as to buy several hundred gift cards with EOS. A single-currency EOS app by Freewallet is available for both Android and iOS platforms.
Competing with Ethereum, EOS endeavors to provide one of the best-elaborated platforms for DAPPs. Just like NEO, EOS had reached its historical peak in 2018 and hit $22.89 per coin. Its focus on reaching high scalability allows us to expect further advancement of this blockchain platform and use EOS currency in our investment considerations.
13. LINK (Chainlink)
Market cap: $14.1 bln
2021 High: $52.88
What can you do with LINK in Freewallet?
You can buy LINK with MasterCard/Visa (via MoonPay), exchange cryptos for LINK and back, as well as receive, send and store LINK in Freewallet.
The Chainlink network facilitates data sharing from the real world to smart contracts. It does so using the middle-layer, or oracles. By sending the off-chain data to smart contracts, the network’s design is able to boost opportunities opened by decentralization.
The network’s cryptocurrency, LINK, can be traded as an ERC-20 token. Following the bullish trades of most part of the top crypto coins, LINK started to surge in Feb 2021.
14. XMR (Monero)
Market cap: $4.89 bln
2021 High: $517.62
What can you do with XMR in Freewallet?
You cannot buy XMR, because it is a highly encrypted currency and no providers are able to ensure a verified payment procedure. Freewallet developed a single-currency Monero app for both iOS and Android. Using the Freewallet service, one can exchange Monero for altcoins and BTC and, of course, convert their existing coins into Monero.
Monero has always been a unique development, pursuing the idea of encrypted and protected crypto space. Its maximum price was reached in 2018 at the mark of $542. During the crazy crypto rally of 2021, the Monero price has nearly approached its historical High but backed off when hitting $517. Its market position is still strong, making it one of the best cryptocurrencies to invest in in 2021 for long-term purposes.
15. XLM (Stellar)
Market cap: More than $8 bln
2021 High: $0.73
What can you do with XLM in Freewallet?
You can buy XLM with MasterCard/Visa (with both MoonPay and Simplex), exchange cryptos for XLM and back, and run a single-currency Freewallet Stellar app for Android OS.
Stellar is known as a cheaper and faster cryptocurrency solution than those implemented by Bitcoin and Ethereum. Its all-time High was reached in 2018 when the price went above $0.8. Its notable growth throughout the year and future partnerships forging cross-border payment solutions may deserve investors’ attention.
*Our article serves information purposes only. It does not provide investment advice.
** The statistics are provided as for September 2021
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