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GOOGL   1,727.62 (-0.19%)
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TSLA   826.16 (-2.23%)
NVDA   514.38 (-2.58%)
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BA   204.32 (-2.66%)
DIS   171.44 (-1.15%)
NFLX   497.98 (-0.58%)
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MU   80.72 (-0.71%)
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MU   80.72 (-0.71%)
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7 Cryptocurrencies That Are Leading The Market Higher in 2021 - 1 of 7

 
#1 - Bitcoin

Bitcoin (BTC) is the leading cryptocurrency by a very wide margin. The coin’s dominance, or its percent of the total cryptocurrency market cap, has been running near 70% over the last few months and is on the rise. One reason is Bitcoin’s simplicity, it is the easiest by far to use, and the fact it has been around the longest. In a sense, Bitcoin is the “gateway to cryptocurrency” for many users because BTC wallets and exchanges are ubiquitous and many of the lesser-known coins and crypto-applications can only be purchased with BTC or some other cryptocurrency.

The drawbacks of Bitcoin are many but the main two are the cost of mining and the speed of the network. In terms of cost, Bitcoin is a power hog consuming more than 140 million terahertz of computing power every second of the day. In terms of transaction speed, the Bitcoin network processes about 5 transactions per second compared to the near-limitless amount of transactions per second handled by Visa and Mastercard







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