5 altcoins que vale la pena comprar hoy

2020 was a very productive year for the cryptocurrency industry. The total market capitalisation came close to the $2 trillion mark, and more than 100 million new users arrived in the crypto community.

We have tried to collect 5 most promising altcoins. If you invest in them, you can get good returns on the way out.

Chainlink

Let's start with one of the most effective altcoins of the past year.

Chainlink is a decentralised oracle service built on Ethereum. Oracles are special programs that supply data to the blockchain from external sources. They are in demand in DeFi projects. The LINK token is used to "recharge" the system and pay for services within the network. The total emission is 1 billion coins.

The cost of LINK has risen from a low of $1.95 to a high of $36.83 in less than a year. One of the main reasons for this is that analysts consider not only Bitcoin, which pulled all the violas, but also the huge demand for DeFi projects.

If the bullish trend continues on the market, LINK will be one of the best investments among altcoins. Especially given that it shows no signs of slowing down.

One of the latest updates to the project was the launch of Off-Chain Reporting in the main network, which increased its scalability. Not to mention integrating with many big companies and merging with chainlink Labs threefold.

Today, the project sits proudly in the top ten CoinMarketCap and is traded on the cryptocurrency exchange Binance at $29.76 per token. Given the trend, its growth is unlikely to stop and soon will please us with new heights of $40 per token.

Ethereum

This candidate hardly needs representation.

Vitalik Buterin never tires of delighting us with new achievements of his team. One of the nearest major events for the Ethereum blockchain will be the Berlin hard fork, which will be released in April. Despite the increase in the average transaction fee and the division of miners by the latest update into two camps, we still want to believe that the drop in the reward for mining will not cause the project problems and it will not harm the value of Ethereum on the exchanges.

The DeFi sector is almost entirely built on the basis of Ethereum and is now increasing even larger volumes. The blockchain has some problems with overload, but this does not prevent dozens of successful projects to be created on its basis. In fact, in 2020, DeFi showed an explosive growth of 7100%, and the amount of assets recorded exceeded 44 billion dollars.

One of the main engines of Ethereum this year will be ETH 2.0, which will improve the scalability of the project and reduce "gas bills''. So if you haven't purchased Ether yet - it's time to fix it, as long as it costs $1799 on Huobi, not twice or even three times more expensive!

Binance Coin

Binance Coin is the exchange token of the largest crypto-exchange Binance, whose trading volume increased by 36% in 2020, reaching the mark of 3.88 billion dollars.

The exchange feels great - in the past year alone it has placed more than 30 tokens for margin trading and about 350 new pairs.

Since March last year, Binance has managed to buy the resource CoinMarketCap, as well as launch the platform Binance Smart Chain, which today presents hundreds of promising DeFi projects, many of which give generous fruits to their investors today.

The BNB token is kept by many Binance users, at least because it is convenient for them to pay a commission and change within 100 cryptocurrency pairs. The BNB can also be placed as a deposit through Launchpool by exchanging for new coins. Or deposit them in the BNB Vault, using it as an income aggregator.

Today, the value of the BNB token is $266.39 on the Binance exchange, and its last high was fixed on February 19 this year at $342.88. Given the growth rate of the trading platform, its management hardly plans to stop there.

Dogecoin

Elon Musk's favorite altcoin, created as a joke against the background of the popular meme remains relevant for the year in a row!

In 2020, there was a powerful pump comic cryptocurrency Dogecoin against the backdrop of the challenge launched in TikTok. One of the bloggers of this social network appealed to subscribers to invest in DOGE, promising that their investment in the summer of 2020 25 dollars will eventually turn into 10 640 dollars. Provided that the cryptocurrency breaks the $1 mark. Against the background of his statement, the token gained 20% in price, after which other "challengers" joined, and the price continued to rise up to 140%.

A little later, the cost was blown up by the participants of the subreddit r/WallSteetBets, who increased the value of the cryptocurrency by 800% in just 24 hours.

In the winter of 2021, interest in Dogecoin was fueled not only by his main fan Elon Musk, but also by other celebrities - Snoop Dogg and KISS musician, Gene Simmons. By the end of January, according to quotes, the coin rose by 1115% in three days.

Given the origin and purpose of the coin, it is difficult to talk about its prospects. On the other hand, seeing the interest of the crypto community to the token, to imagine that it will become irrelevant and even more difficult.

Therefore, it is better to invest some of the funds in Dogecoin, while its price on Huobi is $0.0575, than to bite the elbows when it reaches the coveted figure of $1.

Cardano

The latest, but not the only, value goes Cardano - the brainchild of IOHK and Charles Hoskinson.

This blockchain is by far one of the most successful proofs of the stable work of the Proof-of-Stake consensus and an extremely attractive platform for DeFi projects. Apparently, so much so that even the founder Charles Hoskinson himself recently stated that more than a hundred projects will soon move from the Ethereum blockchain to Cardano.

The last positive news for the project was the listing on Coinbase PRO on March 18, after which the value of the coin rose by 44% to $1.48 for 1 ADA in just three days, and the capitalisation reached the mark of $45 billion.

Many investors are interested in Cardano primarily due to hedging tools and as a solution to potential Ethereum problems. Blockchain is constantly evolving. Thus, in July 2020, the second phase of the network - Mary Shelley was activated, and the next - Goguen team intends to launch in the next few months.

As an excellent platform for decentralised applications and DeFi projects, in general, experiencing the current high growth of interest, Cardano will certainly be able to confidently be in the top five cryptocurrencies at CoinMarketCap for the whole of 2021.

So, it's time to buy yourself a couple of dozen ADAs at the price of $1.20 on Binance, making good profit after the project reaches the major milestones in the future.

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The article has an informational character, reflects the opinion of the author. Before you make a decision, analyze the market situation.