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Title90-day PerformanceMarket CapPrice24-Hour Volume1-Hour Change1-Day Change7-Day Change
Bitcoin logoBitcoin (BTC)BTC 90-day performance$328,897,292,911.97$17,106.6571$19,895,601,828.71+0.15%+0.44%+2.34%
Ethereum logoEthereum (ETH)ETH 90-day performance$155,744,498,621.23$1,272.6941$5,112,968,079.88+0.14%+0.71%+1.23%
Waifu Token logoWaifu Token (WAIF)WAIF 90-day performance$98,075,189,140.00$335.7721$0.00+1.36%+0.84%+0.08%
Tether logoTether (USDT)USDT 90-day performance$65,690,386,473.76$1.0001$25,511,925,937.29+0.00%+0.00%+0.04%
BNB logoBNB (BNB)BNB 90-day performance$46,454,427,990.74$290.3959$606,325,539.55+0.03%+0.45%-3.49%
USD Coin logoUSD Coin (USDC)USDC 90-day performance$43,028,734,287.02$1.0000$2,241,930,534.060%-0.01%-0.05%
Binance USD logoBinance USD (BUSD)BUSD 90-day performance$22,106,505,707.42$1.0003$5,583,863,227.12+0.06%+0.02%-0.07%
XRP logoXRP (XRP)XRP 90-day performance$19,674,842,572.03$0.3915$813,281,558.30+0.05%+0.32%-3.03%
Dogecoin logoDogecoin (DOGE)DOGE 90-day performance$13,349,692,471.39$0.1006$529,513,224.78+0.32%-1.41%-6.71%
Cardano logoCardano (ADA)ADA 90-day performance$10,990,248,517.00$0.3189$163,680,971.22+0.19%-0.31%+1.26%
Polygon logoPolygon (MATIC)MATIC 90-day performance$8,013,041,743.04$0.9174$229,548,169.04+0.10%+0.01%+7.43%
Dai logoDai (DAI)DAI 90-day performance$5,877,089,981.26$0.9997$171,688,913.90+0.01%-0.02%-0.17%
Litecoin logoLitecoin (LTC)LTC 90-day performance$5,738,011,936.62$79.9459$551,991,204.76+0.33%-1.33%+3.38%
Wrapped TRON logoWrapped TRON (WTRX)WTRX 90-day performance$5,443,505,119.52$0.0535$629,142.77+0.09%+0.59%-0.05%
Solana logoSolana (SOL)SOL 90-day performance$5,195,930,185.20$14.2560$281,163,646.87+0.43%+2.56%+4.68%
Shiba Inu logoShiba Inu (SHIB)SHIB 90-day performance$5,126,139,535.78$0.0000$97,930,350.52+0.21%-1.13%+0.81%
Uniswap logoUniswap (UNI)UNI 90-day performance$4,755,869,558.74$6.2396$77,176,887.54+1.11%+0.97%+9.25%
Lido Staked ETH logoLido Staked ETH (stETH)stETH 90-day performance$4,352,580,709.62$1,247.9702$15,066,706.04+0.15%+0.36%+3.25%
Avalanche logoAvalanche (AVAX)AVAX 90-day performance$4,241,483,340.62$13.6722$127,213,232.79+0.10%+0.44%+7.68%
UNUS SED LEO logoUNUS SED LEO (LEO)LEO 90-day performance$3,636,073,388.00$3.8116$2,704,302.01+0.21%+0.49%+0.90%
Chainlink logoChainlink (LINK)LINK 90-day performance$3,625,632,363.90$7.1371$254,966,917.48+0.34%-2.19%-4.75%
Wrapped Bitcoin logoWrapped Bitcoin (WBTC)WBTC 90-day performance$3,415,954,434.09$17,067.4322$55,726,036.75+0.15%+0.57%+2.41%
Cosmos logoCosmos (ATOM)ATOM 90-day performance$2,908,437,460.64$10.1562$120,781,207.42+0.02%-1.25%-2.81%
Ethereum Classic logoEthereum Classic (ETC)ETC 90-day performance$2,703,871,107.26$19.5843$83,128,210.33+0.19%+0.48%-1.82%
Monero logoMonero (XMR)XMR 90-day performance$2,619,525,375.13$143.8489$69,831,625.61+0.49%-1.05%+3.15%
Stellar logoStellar (XLM)XLM 90-day performance$2,211,801,848.52$0.0860$39,499,247.84+0.44%-1.24%-4.13%
Bitcoin Cash logoBitcoin Cash (BCH)BCH 90-day performance$2,164,245,014.33$112.4342$158,773,442.19+0.43%+1.60%-0.05%
Cronos logoCronos (CRO)CRO 90-day performance$1,725,594,613.24$0.0683$38,032,288.81+2.68%+0.19%+6.35%
Algorand logoAlgorand (ALGO)ALGO 90-day performance$1,670,750,295.26$0.2345$44,033,958.35+0.26%-1.01%-4.79%
Filecoin logoFilecoin (FIL)FIL 90-day performance$1,521,550,030.79$4.5825$96,080,021.26+0.03%+1.37%+3.20%
NEAR Protocol logoNEAR Protocol (NEAR)NEAR 90-day performance$1,505,232,332.02$1.8043$85,894,761.59+1.77%+4.74%+8.75%
Quant logoQuant (QNT)QNT 90-day performance$1,480,294,923.29$122.6147$33,283,077.94+0.43%-4.00%+7.24%
OKB logoOKB (OKB)OKB 90-day performance$1,265,840,687.96$21.0973$11,128,355.09+0.16%-1.17%+1.65%
Flow logoFlow (FLOW)FLOW 90-day performance$1,149,810,358.50$1.1096$26,727,320.38+0.21%+0.69%-0.46%
Wrapped BNB logoWrapped BNB (WBNB)WBNB 90-day performance$1,107,602,210.43$290.8664$62,538,727.59+0.39%+0.85%-3.15%
Elrond logoElrond (EGLD)EGLD 90-day performance$1,081,029,463.11$45.4419$38,580,879.87+0.20%+5.22%+5.83%
EOS logoEOS (EOS)EOS 90-day performance$1,035,060,078.76$0.9617$117,388,716.33+0.33%+3.27%+3.20%
Frax logoFrax (FRAX)FRAX 90-day performance$1,014,913,577.43$0.9969$2,771,321.48+0.10%+0.19%-0.52%
Huobi Token logoHuobi Token (HT)HT 90-day performance$1,013,792,913.41$6.6106$11,430,838.19+0.11%-0.67%-7.52%
Chiliz logoChiliz (CHZ)CHZ 90-day performance$990,804,007.78$0.1614$109,453,115.78+0.81%-0.50%-2.71%
Pax Dollar logoPax Dollar (USDP)USDP 90-day performance$950,600,457.61$1.0052$1,232,091.26+0.26%+0.57%+0.72%
The Sandbox logoThe Sandbox (SAND)SAND 90-day performance$932,920,964.76$0.6222$126,342,761.21+1.77%+1.19%+8.66%
Tezos logoTezos (XTZ)XTZ 90-day performance$932,558,080.72$1.0149$15,768,442.66+0.08%+0.29%+2.06%
Axie Infinity logoAxie Infinity (AXS)AXS 90-day performance$915,645,664.08$9.1051$512,371,314.30+2.27%+4.14%+32.21%
Theta Network logoTheta Network (THETA)THETA 90-day performance$903,806,446.33$0.9038$13,928,199.24+0.00%+2.66%-4.35%
Aave logoAave (AAVE)AAVE 90-day performance$901,401,068.33$63.9600$46,008,028.66+0.08%-1.18%+1.81%
Chain logoChain (XCN)XCN 90-day performance$830,689,361.50$0.0387$10,300,133.74+0.03%+0.36%-5.78%
TrueUSD logoTrueUSD (TUSD)TUSD 90-day performance$815,348,231.86$0.9997$25,464,537.39+0.02%+0.07%-0.02%
Bitcoin SV logoBitcoin SV (BSV)BSV 90-day performance$802,439,058.68$41.6969$22,884,017.65+0.38%-0.16%-2.08%
Decentraland logoDecentraland (MANA)MANA 90-day performance$774,886,901.50$0.4177$57,505,313.70+0.54%-0.79%+4.39%
Zcash logoZcash (ZEC)ZEC 90-day performance$733,999,880.71$46.2789$36,549,912.07+0.31%-0.24%+13.43%
USDD logoUSDD (USDD)USDD 90-day performance$709,727,817.29$0.9785$109,194,729.71+0.03%-0.35%-1.15%
BitTorrent logoBitTorrent (BTTOLD)BTTOLD 90-day performance$692,945,277.25$0.0007$215,859.87+0.01%+0.15%+6.50%
Huobi BTC logoHuobi BTC (HBTC)HBTC 90-day performance$666,760,811.23$17,109.8131$22,573.69+0.10%+0.51%+2.12%
BitTorrent-New logoBitTorrent-New (BTT)BTT 90-day performance$658,437,795.96$0.0000$19,786,819.12+0.17%-0.22%+0.86%
KuCoin Token logoKuCoin Token (KCS)KCS 90-day performance$647,367,826.53$6.5803$646,928.09+0.04%+0.35%-1.44%
Fantom logoFantom (FTM)FTM 90-day performance$629,298,797.08$0.2473$91,102,325.19+0.34%-3.33%+9.03%
PancakeSwap logoPancakeSwap (CAKE)CAKE 90-day performance$623,248,145.38$3.9702$18,177,783.30+0.04%+0.05%+0.96%
Maker logoMaker (MKR)MKR 90-day performance$618,117,104.37$632.2601$18,963,545.72+0.12%-0.93%-3.58%
Gemini Dollar logoGemini Dollar (GUSD)GUSD 90-day performance$613,013,453.43$1.0098$720,902.64+0.33%-0.23%-0.03%
Neutrino USD logoNeutrino USD (USDN)USDN 90-day performance$609,988,415.82$0.8967$1,913,698.97-0.19%+1.08%-4.12%
IOTA logoIOTA (MIOTA)MIOTA 90-day performance$593,626,402.35$0.2136$9,516,919.87+0.02%-0.21%+0.02%
PAX Gold logoPAX Gold (PAXG)PAXG 90-day performance$576,958,184.63$1,774.1124$5,459,400.57-0.11%-0.02%+1.61%
Klaytn logoKlaytn (KLAY)KLAY 90-day performance$559,723,281.18$0.1849$19,688,171.23+0.26%-1.59%+0.21%
Dash logoDash (DASH)DASH 90-day performance$512,114,732.57$46.3940$73,382,694.44+0.34%-2.22%+6.14%
Neo logoNeo (NEO)NEO 90-day performance$503,586,811.97$7.1391$26,446,271.08+0.34%+2.67%+4.61%
FTX Token logoFTX Token (FTT)FTT 90-day performance$475,928,289.08$1.4471$10,565,157.53+0.62%+4.18%+10.62%
Synthetix logoSynthetix (SNX)SNX 90-day performance$472,664,789.88$1.9101$46,554,330.40+0.33%+1.02%+14.04%
Osmosis logoOsmosis (OSMO)OSMO 90-day performance$469,395,654.37$0.9529$6,759,200.92+0.05%-2.54%-5.44%
The Graph logoThe Graph (GRT)GRT 90-day performance$443,243,285.64$0.0642$15,620,549.53+0.16%+0.12%+0.81%
Mina logoMina (MINA)MINA 90-day performance$433,126,150.70$0.5663$10,440,025.34+0.26%+0.22%-1.17%
Fei USD logoFei USD (FEI)FEI 90-day performance$420,773,833.01$0.9901$558,875.25+0.10%+0.15%-1.27%
GateToken logoGateToken (GT)GT 90-day performance$394,013,334.74$3.6393$2,148,138.15+0.14%+1.37%+0.02%
GensoKishi Metaverse logoGensoKishi Metaverse (MV)MV 90-day performance$367,182,512.38$0.2148$631,967.840%+9.04%+0.87%
Nexo logoNexo (NEXO)NEXO 90-day performance$365,873,319.12$0.6533$14,005,745.30+0.02%-1.61%+0.35%
Curve DAO Token logoCurve DAO Token (CRV)CRV 90-day performance$362,804,232.36$0.6825$42,618,396.42+0.60%+0.87%+0.11%
Basic Attention Token logoBasic Attention Token (BAT)BAT 90-day performance$347,918,691.73$0.2334$13,549,641.78+0.05%+0.75%+1.66%
Loopring logoLoopring (LRC)LRC 90-day performance$337,312,941.14$0.2536$22,352,703.18+0.65%+0.57%+4.06%
Arweave logoArweave (AR)AR 90-day performance$316,715,476.03$9.4840$28,578,513.73+0.37%+0.69%+1.63%
Enjin Coin logoEnjin Coin (ENJ)ENJ 90-day performance$315,591,054.70$0.3156$21,715,582.65+0.80%-0.76%+3.33%
Casper logoCasper (CSPR)CSPR 90-day performance$315,008,817.33$0.0298$3,640,530.20+0.07%-0.83%-2.17%
Decred logoDecred (DCR)DCR 90-day performance$311,204,935.96$21.3713$3,107,586.38+0.51%-1.11%+5.36%
Zilliqa logoZilliqa (ZIL)ZIL 90-day performance$307,348,312.77$0.0226$20,352,765.36+0.21%-0.61%+0.87%
Celo logoCelo (CELO)CELO 90-day performance$304,456,422.48$0.6358$20,937,572.82+0.46%-1.90%+1.92%
Holo logoHolo (HOT)HOT 90-day performance$299,228,975.56$0.0017$14,654,984.91+0.33%+1.94%+5.03%
NEM logoNEM (XEM)XEM 90-day performance$295,891,523.04$0.0329$6,621,966.44+0.67%+0.78%+0.96%
Helium logoHelium (HNT)HNT 90-day performance$295,660,852.34$2.2011$1,553,647.76+0.57%-0.77%-12.51%
Balancer logoBalancer (BAL)BAL 90-day performance$282,006,377.57$6.1601$30,762,905.85+0.12%-4.67%+1.84%
Compound logoCompound (COMP)COMP 90-day performance$279,196,134.92$38.4189$15,390,130.49+0.02%-0.27%+1.29%
Ethereum Name Service logoEthereum Name Service (ENS)ENS 90-day performance$278,923,596.36$13.7775$18,993,356.39+0.56%-1.48%-0.12%
Waves logoWaves (WAVES)WAVES 90-day performance$274,447,677.93$2.4939$180,764,188.76+0.60%+4.61%+5.79%
NXM logoNXM (NXM)NXM 90-day performance$272,103,438.93$41.2649$1,812.81+0.14%+0.71%+0.29%
Ravencoin logoRavencoin (RVN)RVN 90-day performance$265,318,479.23$0.0222$5,991,756.73+0.14%+1.19%+1.18%
Oasis Network logoOasis Network (ROSE)ROSE 90-day performance$264,213,752.90$0.0461$11,295,215.72+0.06%-0.49%-0.96%
Bitcoin Gold logoBitcoin Gold (BTG)BTG 90-day performance$262,520,499.23$14.9892$2,110,697.59+0.22%+0.40%+0.58%
yearn.finance logoyearn.finance (YFI)YFI 90-day performance$261,989,979.97$7,150.8263$29,662,448.04+0.11%-0.86%+8.57%
XDC Network logoXDC Network (XDC)XDC 90-day performance$261,385,604.12$0.0212$2,891,744.01+0.06%-2.51%-8.05%
DeFiChain logoDeFiChain (DFI)DFI 90-day performance$246,670,435.55$0.4830$1,526,482.76+0.32%+0.75%+4.71%
STEPN logoSTEPN (GMT)GMT 90-day performance$245,043,896.13$0.4084$61,420,040.29+0.10%+3.81%+7.70%
Theta Fuel logoTheta Fuel (TFUEL)TFUEL 90-day performance$242,406,968.44$0.0457$4,959,957.54+1.46%+0.55%-4.56%
SwissBorg logoSwissBorg (CHSB)CHSB 90-day performance$239,333,653.16$0.2393$218,237.47+0.08%+0.70%-1.36%
Gnosis logoGnosis (GNO)GNO 90-day performance$235,850,190.49$91.0763$2,193,566.08+0.16%+0.41%+5.18%
Qtum logoQtum (QTUM)QTUM 90-day performance$232,534,330.80$2.2265$26,005,490.67+0.27%+1.63%+1.40%
Golem logoGolem (GLM)GLM 90-day performance$226,081,221.30$0.2261$8,159,000.24+0.01%+1.48%+2.74%
TerraClassicUSD logoTerraClassicUSD (USTC)USTC 90-day performance$212,227,993.87$0.0216$7,897,932.32+0.24%-1.32%+4.07%
Ankr logoAnkr (ANKR)ANKR 90-day performance$209,947,210.42$0.0217$16,815,285.73+0.19%+0.82%-2.83%
Tokocrypto logoTokocrypto (TKO)TKO 90-day performance$200,701,844.00$0.4030$35,875,079.83-0.74%+36.61%-0.01%
JUST logoJUST (JST)JST 90-day performance$197,928,135.87$0.0222$21,890,220.99+0.14%-0.02%-0.09%
Moonbeam logoMoonbeam (GLMR)GLMR 90-day performance$195,549,440.11$0.4247$11,131,979.76+1.72%+5.49%+18.69%
Dogelon Mars logoDogelon Mars (ELON)ELON 90-day performance$195,166,779.99$0.0000$5,676,515.09+0.51%-1.02%+20.56%
Polymath logoPolymath (POLY)POLY 90-day performance$194,103,955.11$0.2098$9,109,871.59+0.16%-2.02%-0.49%
Symbol logoSymbol (XYM)XYM 90-day performance$192,081,173.76$0.0344$633,012.59+0.21%-1.53%+9.13%
Harmony logoHarmony (ONE)ONE 90-day performance$190,258,347.69$0.0148$7,606,770.99+0.27%-0.25%+3.54%
Gala logoGala (GALA)GALA 90-day performance$189,175,411.77$0.0271$167,479,875.93+0.26%+4.15%+4.30%
Liquity USD logoLiquity USD (LUSD)LUSD 90-day performance$185,811,952.14$1.0293$1,346,020.11+0.00%+0.38%-0.93%
Reserve Rights logoReserve Rights (RSR)RSR 90-day performance$177,442,624.50$0.0042$9,952,022.44+0.35%+0.26%-2.95%
OMG Network logoOMG Network (OMG)OMG 90-day performance$170,662,095.57$1.2169$28,891,812.06+0.37%+0.33%+0.51%
Hive logoHive (HIVE)HIVE 90-day performance$169,846,324.03$0.3604$2,629,329.32+0.18%-0.68%+1.09%
ICON logoICON (ICX)ICX 90-day performance$168,074,167.42$0.1828$3,749,235.52+0.22%+1.33%-3.57%
BinaryX logoBinaryX (BNX)BNX 90-day performance$164,842,749.83$59.1888$16,012,731.65+0.56%-4.56%-58.29%
0x logo0x (ZRX)ZRX 90-day performance$163,191,935.57$0.1926$12,342,304.42+0.12%+0.44%+0.46%
Ontology logoOntology (ONT)ONT 90-day performance$162,007,701.67$0.1851$13,461,504.31+0.06%0.00%+0.90%
SushiSwap logoSushiSwap (SUSHI)SUSHI 90-day performance$161,610,793.80$1.2701$124,046,770.07+0.10%-10.04%-11.34%
ABBC Coin logoABBC Coin (ABBC)ABBC 90-day performance$160,488,867.23$0.1532$22,632,589.48-0.39%-0.06%-5.13%
IOST logoIOST (IOST)IOST 90-day performance$159,238,721.82$0.0086$4,029,752.68+0.25%+0.44%-0.19%
Audius logoAudius (AUDIO)AUDIO 90-day performance$149,876,775.55$0.1612$5,144,248.11+0.51%+0.53%+4.19%
BORA logoBORA (BORA)BORA 90-day performance$143,406,119.66$0.1546$2,380,262.24+0.12%-1.58%-0.14%
Siacoin logoSiacoin (SC)SC 90-day performance$136,863,268.38$0.0026$1,576,963.09+0.22%-0.42%+0.78%
Storj logoStorj (STORJ)STORJ 90-day performance$136,176,975.07$0.3298$7,113,771.40+0.19%+0.39%-0.51%
WAX logoWAX (WAXP)WAXP 90-day performance$134,761,181.47$0.0589$3,538,834.25+0.22%-0.63%+2.21%
UMA logoUMA (UMA)UMA 90-day performance$133,533,940.77$1.9368$101,325,567.07-0.56%+13.03%+14.44%
Render Token logoRender Token (RNDR)RNDR 90-day performance$132,027,061.93$0.5202$11,068,551.05+0.94%+5.10%+7.71%
APENFT logoAPENFT (NFT)NFT 90-day performance$130,819,385.47$0.0000$20,077,549.94+0.01%+0.38%-0.01%
STASIS EURO logoSTASIS EURO (EURS)EURS 90-day performance$128,585,267.60$1.0359$1,911,797.35+0.01%+0.02%+1.54%
Injective Protocol logoInjective Protocol (INJ)INJ 90-day performance$121,002,240.42$1.6574$7,931,804.66+0.53%+0.48%+1.61%
DigiByte logoDigiByte (DGB)DGB 90-day performance$120,668,048.15$0.0076$2,509,862.88+0.08%+0.34%+1.82%
ZEON logoZEON (ZEON)ZEON 90-day performance$119,257,363.21$0.0039$38,254.850%-1.51%-1.49%
Voyager Token logoVoyager Token (VGX)VGX 90-day performance$117,007,925.32$0.4202$13,464,856.74+0.01%-4.15%-2.29%
Poseidon Network logoPoseidon Network (QQQ)QQQ 90-day performance$116,613,000.00$0.0056$0.000%0%+0.00%
Veritaseum logoVeritaseum (VERI)VERI 90-day performance$114,001,188.96$53.0325$17,757.57+0.15%-4.53%+1.49%
Venus USDC logoVenus USDC (vUSDC)vUSDC 90-day performance$103,719,154.68$0.0217$22,131,366.93+0.02%0.00%-0.01%
Nano logoNano (XNO)XNO 90-day performance$103,473,113.75$0.7765$2,337,439.24+0.89%-0.17%+2.04%
Civic logoCivic (CVC)CVC 90-day performance$101,555,578.43$0.1016$4,439,717.30+0.16%-0.02%-1.61%
Pundi X (New) logoPundi X (New) (PUNDIX)PUNDIX 90-day performance$101,271,445.17$0.3918$19,603,959.56+0.16%-1.03%+1.75%
USDX [Kava] logoUSDX [Kava] (USDX)USDX 90-day performance$98,845,273.88$0.8860$193,837.88+0.02%-0.02%-0.42%
GameFi logoGameFi (GAFI)GAFI 90-day performance$96,354,874.00$6.4430$11,229.39-0.26%-2.79%+0.03%
Tribe logoTribe (TRIBE)TRIBE 90-day performance$95,047,047.34$0.2096$1,809,642.93+0.53%+0.35%+1.92%
Ren logoRen (REN)REN 90-day performance$93,224,750.77$0.0933$10,120,585.69+0.59%-1.65%-13.24%
Fruits logoFruits (FRTS)FRTS 90-day performance$91,953,609.95$0.0044$439,910.26+0.17%+1.04%-40.13%
Alpha Finance Lab logoAlpha Finance Lab (ALPHA)ALPHA 90-day performance$90,490,000.00$0.0905$1,504,599.43+0.54%+0.67%+0.04%
Prometeus logoPrometeus (PROM)PROM 90-day performance$88,511,321.00$4.5980$1,296,955.78-0.08%+0.18%+0.06%
Numeraire logoNumeraire (NMR)NMR 90-day performance$87,902,676.37$14.9278$81,817,576.88-0.07%-15.97%+31.04%
Celer Network logoCeler Network (CELR)CELR 90-day performance$87,171,727.63$0.0123$8,408,666.61+0.10%+1.64%+1.34%
Frax Share logoFrax Share (FXS)FXS 90-day performance$86,769,458.70$5.3530$7,207,363.42+0.11%+1.80%+15.12%
Mdex logoMdex (MDX)MDX 90-day performance$86,428,991.16$0.0925$17,660,425.84+0.14%+1.60%-1.18%
WINkLink logoWINkLink (WIN)WIN 90-day performance$86,364,786.14$0.0001$20,287,750.65+0.03%-0.29%-1.32%
Ocean Protocol logoOcean Protocol (OCEAN)OCEAN 90-day performance$86,117,738.09$0.1405$11,271,737.06+0.39%-0.85%-1.10%
iExec RLC logoiExec RLC (RLC)RLC 90-day performance$85,123,704.85$1.0509$4,346,148.72+0.16%-1.53%-4.02%
Ontology Gas logoOntology Gas (ONG)ONG 90-day performance$84,212,012.50$0.2588$1,925,940.88+0.54%+0.14%-0.30%
MX TOKEN logoMX TOKEN (MX)MX 90-day performance$83,641,205.43$0.8364$1,328,677.09+0.69%-1.09%-0.87%
Nervos Network logoNervos Network (CKB)CKB 90-day performance$82,785,190.56$0.0025$1,324,835.26+0.18%-0.02%+0.41%
Cartesi logoCartesi (CTSI)CTSI 90-day performance$82,331,168.64$0.1268$85,092,080.11-0.39%+13.43%+16.62%
AVINOC logoAVINOC (AVINOC)AVINOC 90-day performance$81,684,188.39$0.2099$418,933.68+0.02%+0.37%-0.83%
Crypto.com Coin logoCrypto.com Coin (CRO)CRO 90-day performance$81,496,220.00$2.5800$29,256.240%-0.77%+0.08%
MetisDAO logoMetisDAO (METIS)METIS 90-day performance$81,064,833.34$18.4055$2,661,215.25+1.18%-1.27%+1.57%
Syscoin logoSyscoin (SYS)SYS 90-day performance$80,367,458.22$0.1193$2,154,710.20+0.26%+1.86%+0.27%
Status logoStatus (SNT)SNT 90-day performance$79,296,542.38$0.0228$1,887,727.18+0.11%-0.23%+1.34%
CEEK VR logoCEEK VR (CEEK)CEEK 90-day performance$78,934,852.78$0.0980$18,101,104.59+0.13%+1.20%+4.21%
NuShares logoNuShares (NSR)NSR 90-day performance$78,471,826.00$126.9940$0.000%+0.84%+0.08%
Ardor logoArdor (ARDR)ARDR 90-day performance$77,867,503.06$0.0779$1,374,144.09+0.42%-0.20%+2.56%
Persistence logoPersistence (XPRT)XPRT 90-day performance$77,475,479.18$0.5745$424,588.50+0.15%-0.94%-5.44%
Creditcoin logoCreditcoin (CTC)CTC 90-day performance$77,171,028.46$0.3723$9,991,584.72+1.30%+0.89%+10.01%
Keep Network logoKeep Network (KEEP)KEEP 90-day performance$77,134,360.70$0.0896$195,033.98+0.23%+0.17%-0.80%
Biconomy logoBiconomy (BICO)BICO 90-day performance$76,399,129.39$0.3096$2,586,351.45+0.26%-0.85%+1.23%
Bancor logoBancor (BNT)BNT 90-day performance$76,039,228.61$0.3824$7,439,572.30+0.50%+0.33%+1.13%
Acala Token logoAcala Token (ACA)ACA 90-day performance$75,433,111.41$0.1321$2,763,446.00+0.60%+0.39%+17.87%
Ethernity Chain logoEthernity Chain (ERN)ERN 90-day performance$74,610,000.00$1.9596$160,688.15+0.49%0.00%+0.08%
Steem logoSteem (STEEM)STEEM 90-day performance$74,150,472.11$0.1760$4,185,801.89+0.34%-0.15%+0.18%
NuCypher logoNuCypher (NU)NU 90-day performance$73,255,124.07$0.1042$1,686,786.64+0.73%+0.40%+1.40%
Powerledger logoPowerledger (POWR)POWR 90-day performance$72,967,222.91$0.1503$5,500,302.62+0.42%-0.57%+0.30%
Function X logoFunction X (FX)FX 90-day performance$72,471,872.11$0.1774$996,769.73+0.24%+0.39%+6.06%
Orbs logoOrbs (ORBS)ORBS 90-day performance$72,395,533.22$0.0252$762,472.55+0.27%-0.89%-0.44%
MXC logoMXC (MXC)MXC 90-day performance$72,075,757.82$0.0273$5,378,892.39+0.06%-2.12%-2.77%
Band Protocol logoBand Protocol (BAND)BAND 90-day performance$71,849,913.55$2.0417$23,455,268.93+0.55%+0.49%+8.85%
Dent logoDent (DENT)DENT 90-day performance$71,048,820.41$0.0007$7,919,623.54+0.18%+0.68%+2.51%
Stratis logoStratis (STRAX)STRAX 90-day performance$69,648,985.15$0.4844$1,637,448.31+0.26%+0.40%-0.89%
MVL logoMVL (MVL)MVL 90-day performance$68,857,694.86$0.0031$332,035.25+0.38%+1.38%-2.01%
Chromia logoChromia (CHR)CHR 90-day performance$68,842,206.75$0.1213$14,914,581.62+0.05%+3.52%+6.28%
Spell Token logoSpell Token (SPELL)SPELL 90-day performance$68,643,287.24$0.0006$15,169,164.02+0.06%-1.53%+2.27%
aelf logoaelf (ELF)ELF 90-day performance$67,738,665.88$0.1297$17,303,169.62+0.12%+5.21%+5.83%
OriginTrail logoOriginTrail (TRAC)TRAC 90-day performance$67,704,411.24$0.1852$740,785.66+0.37%-1.20%+12.53%
Shentu logoShentu (CTK)CTK 90-day performance$67,621,417.30$0.7729$2,334,905.38+0.04%+0.10%-2.19%
WazirX logoWazirX (WRX)WRX 90-day performance$66,712,551.92$0.1747$15,024,734.61+0.59%+2.80%+3.69%
LooksRare logoLooksRare (LOOKS)LOOKS 90-day performance$66,657,514.66$0.1420$3,114,136.27+0.94%+0.19%+3.02%
Pirate Chain logoPirate Chain (ARRR)ARRR 90-day performance$66,500,256.50$0.3413$84,125.68+0.60%+1.42%+2.82%
Bitcoin Standard Hashrate Token logoBitcoin Standard Hashrate Token (BTCST)BTCST 90-day performance$66,363,323.04$5.4390$10,235,959.82+0.28%+3.53%+2.61%
Clover Finance logoClover Finance (CLV)CLV 90-day performance$65,400,000.00$0.0654$190,154.32+0.31%+1.40%+0.00%
Reef logoReef (REEF)REEF 90-day performance$64,995,058.80$0.0031$11,750,514.41+0.55%+0.26%+3.69%
DeversiFi logoDeversiFi (DVF)DVF 90-day performance$64,250,000.00$0.6425$7,479.32+0.66%+6.23%+0.02%
Loom Network logoLoom Network (LOOM)LOOM 90-day performance$64,044,156.75$0.0493$9,177,253.92+0.44%+0.11%-2.13%
Ultra logoUltra (UOS)UOS 90-day performance$63,703,987.90$0.2097$769,428.12+0.54%+2.20%+0.46%
Linear logoLinear (LINA)LINA 90-day performance$63,600,000.00$0.0064$1,352,453.00+0.32%-0.78%+0.07%
Wrapped Everscale logoWrapped Everscale (WEVER)WEVER 90-day performance$62,287,421.47$0.0363$65,789.45+0.32%+2.10%-5.33%
renBTC logorenBTC (RENBTC)RENBTC 90-day performance$61,991,600.54$17,317.5477$363,353.18+0.16%+0.93%+1.99%
Augur logoAugur (REP)REP 90-day performance$61,484,129.35$5.5895$3,517,936.53+0.45%-1.46%-6.99%
Everscale logoEverscale (EVER)EVER 90-day performance$61,058,042.84$0.0356$2,455,332.03+0.03%-0.60%-8.46%
Wrapped Velas logoWrapped Velas (WVLX)WVLX 90-day performance$60,732,010.17$0.0266$4,892.33+0.14%-2.26%+19.07%
DFI.Money logoDFI.Money (YFII)YFII 90-day performance$60,066,493.11$1,556.2880$132,427,953.85+0.09%-3.83%+49.35%
Radicle logoRadicle (RAD)RAD 90-day performance$59,205,349.74$1.7070$14,208,521.62+0.23%+3.92%+4.66%
inSure DeFi logoinSure DeFi (SURE)SURE 90-day performance$58,936,570.62$0.0022$635,137.65+0.34%+5.16%+12.65%
Venus BUSD logoVenus BUSD (vBUSD)vBUSD 90-day performance$58,615,641.85$0.0218$28,439,514.71+0.01%+0.03%-0.04%
Conflux logoConflux (CFX)CFX 90-day performance$58,505,058.07$0.0280$2,055,398.35+0.08%-0.28%-3.04%
Orbit Chain logoOrbit Chain (ORC)ORC 90-day performance$58,328,026.78$0.0936$375,599.36+0.24%-2.28%+0.92%
RSK Smart Bitcoin logoRSK Smart Bitcoin (RBTC)RBTC 90-day performance$58,318,515.55$17,127.5317$23,259.38+0.08%+0.35%+2.61%
Orchid logoOrchid (OXT)OXT 90-day performance$57,903,610.48$0.0838$4,900,824.48+0.13%+0.94%+3.72%
RichQUACK.com logoRichQUACK.com (QUACK)QUACK 90-day performance$57,819,283.63$0.0000$4,683,428.03+0.16%+1.00%-1.92%
cVault.finance logocVault.finance (CORE)CORE 90-day performance$56,812,966.58$5,681.2967$16,152.37+0.12%+3.14%-2.52%
Rakon logoRakon (RKN)RKN 90-day performance$56,407,621.07$0.2323$97,592.64+0.14%-7.96%-8.99%
Ampleforth Governance Token logoAmpleforth Governance Token (FORTH)FORTH 90-day performance$55,955,945.86$3.7348$6,672,037.54+0.11%+5.53%+22.41%
Vai logoVai (VAI)VAI 90-day performance$55,512,099.41$0.9655$7,248.43+0.21%-0.06%-0.95%
Beta Finance logoBeta Finance (BETA)BETA 90-day performance$54,657,961.87$0.0886$13,360,233.13+0.08%+6.69%-7.35%
XYO logoXYO (XYO)XYO 90-day performance$54,603,254.11$0.0043$268,725.75+0.11%-1.77%-1.91%
Liquity logoLiquity (LQTY)LQTY 90-day performance$54,489,546.54$0.6099$417,063.40+0.16%-0.27%+0.28%
Uquid Coin logoUquid Coin (UQC)UQC 90-day performance$53,883,345.98$5.3883$4,005,819.95+0.55%+0.30%-6.50%
Galxe logoGalxe (GAL)GAL 90-day performance$53,413,754.56$1.5191$23,013,219.88+0.39%+0.32%-2.06%
Ampleforth logoAmpleforth (AMPL)AMPL 90-day performance$53,061,847.14$1.1527$266,615.59+0.14%+2.42%+10.31%
Fetch.ai logoFetch.ai (FET)FET 90-day performance$52,786,213.86$0.0707$34,532,495.35+0.91%+3.58%+12.41%
Utrust logoUtrust (UTK)UTK 90-day performance$52,700,707.30$0.1054$10,628,441.92+0.51%+3.69%+10.24%
Venus logoVenus (XVS)XVS 90-day performance$51,863,577.08$4.2614$1,716,862.45+0.51%+1.19%-1.85%
StormX logoStormX (STMX)STMX 90-day performance$51,667,899.22$0.0052$3,896,749.45+0.35%-0.80%-1.81%
Dero logoDero (DERO)DERO 90-day performance$50,945,975.45$3.8916$53,340.02+0.08%-2.39%+0.50%
XSGD logoXSGD (XSGD)XSGD 90-day performance$50,403,187.54$0.7245$709,186.08+0.26%-0.06%-0.86%
Metal logoMetal (MTL)MTL 90-day performance$50,400,179.16$0.7569$6,226,452.94+0.23%+0.52%+0.99%
Divi logoDivi (DIVI)DIVI 90-day performance$50,313,184.11$0.0158$132,831.28+0.55%-3.10%+8.85%
Coin98 logoCoin98 (C98)C98 90-day performance$50,224,598.69$0.2315$9,464,145.74+0.08%-1.06%-3.20%
Moonriver logoMoonriver (MOVR)MOVR 90-day performance$49,812,888.73$8.5770$3,790,210.25+0.17%-0.59%+5.70%
SingularityNET logoSingularityNET (AGIX)AGIX 90-day performance$49,691,601.93$0.0438$4,347,333.13+0.87%-3.20%+3.22%
ASD logoASD (ASD)ASD 90-day performance$49,150,682.24$0.0744$1,945,079.21+0.42%-2.18%-7.72%
Dawn Protocol logoDawn Protocol (DAWN)DAWN 90-day performance$48,695,843.60$0.6539$94,777,374.51+0.00%+8.12%+12.70%
sUSD logosUSD (SUSD)SUSD 90-day performance$47,623,500.50$1.0039$12,076,324.54+0.26%+0.14%-0.64%
Adshares logoAdshares (ADS)ADS 90-day performance$47,063,957.39$1.3753$514,175.23-1.24%-0.17%-5.20%
Aavegotchi logoAavegotchi (GHST)GHST 90-day performance$46,704,097.07$1.0357$7,331,752.31+0.27%-1.67%-2.57%
Aergo logoAergo (AERGO)AERGO 90-day performance$45,611,094.31$0.1117$2,690,154.41+0.43%+0.40%-1.68%
H2O DAO logoH2O DAO (H2O)H2O 90-day performance$44,276,828.24$0.1970$57,012.81+0.00%-0.87%+3.58%
Celo Dollar logoCelo Dollar (CUSD)CUSD 90-day performance$43,677,525.38$0.9988$386,625.43+0.06%+0.50%+0.26%
Enzyme logoEnzyme (MLN)MLN 90-day performance$43,622,336.84$21.3990$1,837,201.52+0.37%-1.50%+4.38%
SOMESING logoSOMESING (SSX)SSX 90-day performance$43,237,742.97$0.0159$1,122,703.66+0.33%-1.40%-2.70%
MaidSafeCoin logoMaidSafeCoin (MAID)MAID 90-day performance$42,650,594.02$0.0942$564.65+0.10%+0.39%+5.22%
Verge logoVerge (XVG)XVG 90-day performance$42,001,525.23$0.0025$571,924.14+0.17%-0.64%+1.10%
WhiteCoin logoWhiteCoin (XWC)XWC 90-day performance$41,842,291.84$0.0562$705,470.09+0.15%-1.37%-4.83%
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How to Know Which Cryptocurrency to Buy: A Guide for Investors

Thinking about buying cryptocurrency? 

Your first question may have to do with how to know which cryptocurrency to buy. How to know what crypto to buy starts by understanding what cryptocurrency is and what to look for when buying cryptocurrency. When you finish reading this article, you’ll understand the basics of crypto, how to analyze different cryptocurrencies, which cryptocurrencies are evergreen choices for every investor and how to research and buy cryptocurrencies. 

Cryptocurrency is a digital currency that exists as an encrypted set of transactions on a digital ledger known as a blockchain. A bank or government entity issues the currency and maintains a ledger of transactions with standard fiat currencies. 

In the case of cryptocurrency, a computer algorithm performs both tasks. This highlights two defining features of cryptocurrency: the concept of blockchain and cryptography.

A blockchain is a digital ledger that records all cryptocurrency transactions. Each transaction represents a "block" of data strung together to form a chain that theoretically makes all cryptocurrency transactions available to all owners. The data for every transaction is encrypted using cryptography.

Cryptocurrencies share common characteristics, including the following:

  1. Digital form: Cryptocurrency does not have a physical equivalent like coins or paper money. The currency is code that exists inside of computers.
  2. Peer-to-peer form: A transaction only goes from one person to another online. There is no intermediary person or institution. 
  3. Borderless and frictionless: There is no exchange rate for cryptocurrency being traded in the U.S., Germany or Japan. It is a currency like gold and other precious metals that trades freely across countries and borders.
  4. Encrypted: Cryptocurrency owners are completely anonymous because each user has a public key (similar to a username) and a private key (like a password).
  5. Decentralized: This means there are no banks. An owner’s private key allows them access to their digital wallet, which carries some risk. If the owner loses the private key, no bank can back them up.
  6. Operate in a zero-trust environment: This means that all cryptocurrencies are built and verified on a blockchain by computers based on a series of algorithms.

How do you know what to look for when buying cryptocurrency? The best new cryptocurrency to buy can seem like a stumbling block for most investors. That’s because cryptocurrency is not a physical currency and cryptocurrencies aren’t companies with revenue and earnings. The rules that investors would use to analyze stocks don’t apply to cryptocurrency. 

However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t evaluate cryptocurrency. Take a look at some ways to analyze a cryptocurrency that you may want to buy. First, it’s important to understand the differences between types of cryptocurrencies.

Step 1: Consider tokens vs. altcoins.

Cryptocurrencies are categorized as coins (also called alternative cryptocurrency, or altcoins) and tokens. Altcoins are an alternative to Bitcoin. All altcoins have their own independent blockchain. These can be derived from Bitcoin's open-source protocol. They can also create their own blockchain and protocol for their native currency.

Tokens operate on top of an existing blockchain and allow the creation of more decentralized applications (called DApps), which is the future of cryptocurrency. Tokens are created using smart contracts, programmable computer codes that are completely self-executing. Tokens can represent any tradable asset. DApps can be thought of as similar to an interface that allows smart contracts to interact with the blockchain. Ethereum is the most popular digital application.

Step 2: Understand the project.

Next, understand the use case (the project) for the DApp:

  1. Review the project’s white paper. Most cryptocurrency projects produce a white paper summarizing the objectives and how the cryptocurrency will help achieve those objectives. The white paper should also spell out the long-term vision as well as the timeline for the project. These white papers can be highly technical in nature as is the cryptocurrency itself. If you don’t understand what the project is trying to accomplish, you may want to find a different cryptocurrency to analyze.
  2. Research the development team and project leadership. Some of this information should be readily supplied by the company on its “About” page. Prospective investors should be concerned if it’s unclear who the founders or developers are.
  3. Research the “community.” Cryptocurrencies can be very fraternal. This means that many altcoins have a passionate group of followers, which is essential for a currency to gain adoption. The value of cryptocurrency depends on the basic rules of supply and demand. A cryptocurrency that nobody wants to buy or trade will be worthless. A coin that is in high demand but with limited supply will be priceless. 

Step 3: Analyze market capitalization.

Analyzing cryptocurrency doesn’t follow the same rules as investors use to analyze a company or its stock so you might wonder how the words “market capitalization” or market cap apply to cryptocurrency. Many investors may think that assigning a market cap to cryptocurrency but market capitalization commonly used cryptocurrency metric defined as:

Total Circulation Supply x Price

In other words, a coin with a total circulation of 300,000 coins and a price of one cent would have a market cap of 3,000 (300,000 x 0.01). 

Because of the volatility of cryptocurrency, however, market caps can change suddenly and significantly. In this regard, crypto investors can apply some of the same logic as with stocks. That is, cryptocurrencies with a larger market cap tend to be less volatile than the ones with a smaller market cap. 

Step 4: Review the “tokenomics.”

In addition to knowing the relationship between a cryptocurrency’s supply and its market cap, it’s critical to understand the distribution, circulation and total supply of a cryptocurrency, also called “tokenomics,” which affects the price of cryptocurrency over time. 

Tokenomics is based on the relationship between a coin’s circulating supply, which is the amount of the coin currently in the market and its total supply, which is the amount of the currency after all the available tokens have been unlocked and distributed. It is also based on the coin’s maximum supply, which is the total amount of the coin there will ever be. 

Bitcoin has a maximum supply of 21 million, which means at some point, there will never be any new Bitcoin mined. This is an indicator that the price of Bitcoin will rise significantly in the future because each individual bitcoin (or fraction of a Bitcoin) will become much more valuable.

Step 5: Look for trusted sources.

Many investors want to do the research for themselves but cryptocurrency can get very technical in nature. You can access many online sources to assist you. For example, MarketBeat provides a cryptocurrency screener in addition to a daily cryptocurrency newsletter. Other reliable sources include Messari, Glassnode and CoinGecko. 

The first and most commonly recognized platform is the Bitcoin network. However, there are thousands of cryptocurrencies available. Here is a list of five of the best cryptocurrencies to buy as of this writing. 

1. Bitcoin

Bitcoin remains the largest of the cryptocurrencies. As of October 2022, it has a $350 billion market cap. One of the key arguments for owning bitcoin is the idea of scarcity. Only 21 million bitcoins will ever be “mined” and over 19 million are already in circulation. 

Bitcoin has also become widely accepted as a medium of exchange. Payment processors such as Visa and Mastercard allow Bitcoin to be used in transactions, which creates more institutional interest in Bitcoin. 

Bitcoin is also controversial because of its proof-of-work (PoW) validation mechanism. While users appreciate it for its safety and security, it draws the ire of environmental advocates who are concerned about the amount of electricity used in bitcoin mining. 

2. Ethereum

Ethereum is right behind Bitcoin in terms of market cap. Ethereum launched in 2015, about six years after Bitcoin. The coin is used as the payment or “gas” behind the platform, which is known for executing smart contracts. This has made Ethereum one of the go-to coins for developers, particularly those interested in creating nonfungible tokens (NFTs).

This popularity has come with a cost. As digital networks go, Ethereum has become kind of slow. But that is likely to change with “the merge” that happened in September 2022. It transitioned Ethereum from a PoW protocol to a proof-of-stake (PoS) protocol. This makes the network faster and lowers the gas fees for developers. It will make Ethereum a more environmentally friendly token as well. 

3. Cardano

Cardano is another PoS project. Cardano was the first coin launched with that mechanism in place. Cardano is popular among developers. As of September 2022, 1,000 projects were created on the platform’s blockchain, which gives credence to the idea that it may be a buy-and-hold coin for the long term.

The founders take a staged, measured approach to rolling out the entire Cardano platform. Each stage has brought new functionality to the platform. Cardano trades with the symbol ADA and recently released its rewards token, ADACash, to much fanfare. 

4. Ripple 

Ripple is a blockchain project used to facilitate fast and inexpensive cross-border transactions. Think about what has to happen to send money to a friend or relative overseas using the current SWIFT system. The funds have to leave your account in dollars and are delivered to the receiving country’s bank, where the funds are subject to exchange rates. It’s a project that’s not timely and inefficient. 

The Ripple token takes the place of the currency. You buy Ripple, send it to the receiving party who receives the funds as Ripple and then convert them into their native currency. All of this happens in seconds or minutes (as opposed to days). 

Ripple remains engaged in a court case with the SEC. Although Ripple is confident it will win, the outcome is still unclear at the time of this writing. The issue is whether or not Ripple should be treated as a security.

Learn more: What is an SEC filing and how does it relate to market indexes

5. Polygon

Polygon is an offshoot of the Ethereum blockchain. The platform’s goal is to improve the scalability and infrastructure of Ethereum. It accomplishes this with a “layer two” concept that expands the Ethereum blockchain into multiple chains. This allows faster transaction speeds. 

The platform supports the Tether (USDT) stablecoin and is making investments in carbon neutrality. Meta Platforms and Stripe have adopted Polygon, which will likely help facilitate the coin’s adoption. 

Let’s take a look at some steps to buy cryptocurrency.

Step 1: Determine your future goals.

Figuring out your future goals isn’t as cut-and-dried as it may seem. Cryptocurrency can serve many purposes. Many individuals buy cryptocurrency as an investment that they believe will increase in value over time. The most common way to make money with cryptocurrencies involves using a buy-and-hold strategy.

Some investors want to have a supply of cryptocurrency as a medium of exchange, such as Dogecoin. Dogecoin doesn’t have any particular utility aside from as a medium of exchange. One of the most publicized use cases for Dogecoin was when billionaire and owner of the National Basketball Association’s Dallas Mavericks said Dogecoin would be accepted as payment for some purchases. The same is true of AMC Entertainment, which accepts Dogecoin as a form of payment.  

Still others want to own cryptocurrency as a store of value. Bitcoin is referred to as digital gold and Ethereum as digital silver. As of this writing, there’s no evidence that cryptocurrency is an inflation hedge or a hedge against fiat currency. There are many who believe that will ultimately be the greatest reason to own cryptocurrency.

Step 2: Find an online crypto exchange and open your account.

You may be surprised to know how many crypto exchanges exist. Some of the more popular exchanges include Coinbase and eToro. A growing number of brokerage houses give their clients the option to invest in cryptocurrency. 

Once you find an exchange to trade on, you’re ready to open your account. Because cryptocurrency is decentralized, the only time you need to use fiat currency is to fund your trading account. You’ll need to make sure you have the required tools:

  • Digital wallet (cryptocurrency wallet): Cryptocurrency is stored in a digital wallet. The digital wallet is software that makes it possible for the blockchain to recognize the owner.
  • Public key: The public key is similar to a username that allows balances to be transferred from one account to another.
  • Private key: The private key is a password that allows the user to confirm the transaction.

Step 3: Practice diversification.

Similar to investing in stocks, it’s a good idea to carefully divide your cryptocurrency investments among several coins to mitigate risk. Cryptocurrency is highly volatile and it’s not surprising to see the price of a coin more 5% to 10% in a single direction in a day. Unlike the stock market, the crypto market never sleeps. Crypto exchanges are open 24/7, 365 days a year. You’ll have to monitor your accounts a bit more frequently than you might check your stocks. 

If you’re new to crypto or have a limited amount of funds available to purchase crypto assets, many analysts say it’s best to stick to Bitcoin and Ethereum as the best crypto to buy now. These two stalwart names will survive whatever shakeup happens as a result of potential regulation. Plus, these are the coins that institutional investors buy. 

Are you still asking, “How do I know which cryptocurrency to buy?” or “How do you know when to buy and sell cryptocurrency?” If so, it’s worth understanding that as with stocks and other investments, there is no single best time to buy cryptocurrency. 

However, keep the current market conditions in mind. Cryptocurrencies are still in their infancy and subject to a lot of volatility.

But is it safe to buy cryptocurrency? Is it like learning how to screen penny stocks or forex trading, some of the riskiest types of trading on the market? Some uncertainty is due to the fact that lawmakers have taken a close look at cryptocurrency and may impose some form of regulations on them. Regulation is generally seen as a necessary step toward mass adoption but we still don’t know how much it will mute demand among early adopters who bought crypto precisely because it was unregulated. 

On the other hand, there is evidence of more adoption by institutional investors. When that happens, not only will it be considered a good time to buy crypto, but crypto investing is likely to become a lot safer than it seems today.