1. Lucky Block (BLOCK)
Gambling and gaming online have become an industry that has grown rapidly in recent years. Lucky Block uses blockchain protocols to address the industry’s shortcomings as a decentralized lottery system. In addition to solving all of these concerns, the blockchain guarantees security, fairness, and transparency for Lucky Block users.
2. Bitcoin (BTC)
Blockchain, also known as a ledger, is the base of BTC, meaning that it records transactions across a network of thousands of computers. A cryptographic puzzle is used to verify the additions to the distributed ledgers, a process called proof of work.
Because bitcoins are becoming a household name, their price has skyrocketed. For example, a Bitcoin cost $500 in May 2016. As of January 3, 2022, Bitcoin was worth more than $46,000. That represents a growth of 9,200%.
3. Ethereum (ETH)
Ethereum is loved as a cryptocurrency and blockchain platform among programmers because it can be used for smart contracts and non-fungible tokens.
Ethereum has also grown tremendously. The price increased by over 33,500% from April 2016 to January 2022.
4. Binance Coin (BNB)
Binance Exchange, one of the largest trading exchanges globally, offers Binance Coins for exchanging and paying fees.
As of 2017, Binance Coin does more than facilitate trades on Binance’s exchange platform. For example, trading, payment processing, and booking travel arrangements can be done using it now in addition to trading and exchanging it for other cryptocurrencies, like Ethereum or Bitcoin.
5. Tether (USDT)
In contrast to other cryptocurrencies, Tether is a stablecoin, meaning fiat currencies back it like the U.S. dollar and the Euro. Thus, theoretically, it maintains the same value as either of them. Therefore, Tether’s value should be more stable than most other cryptocurrencies, and it is a favorite of investors who are wary of the extreme volatility of other coins.
6. Solana (SOL)
A decentralized finance tool built to support decentralized applications (dApps), smart contracts, and decentralized finance (DeFi), Solana runs on a hybrid proof-of-stake/proof-of-history system that helps it process transactions quickly securely. Solana’s native token, SOL, powers the platform.
At its launch in 2020, SOL’s price was $0.77. By January 3, 2022, it had increased more than 22,000% to $171.
7. Cardano (ADA)
Cardano’s introduction to the crypto community was somewhat late, but it is noteworthy for its acceptance of proof-of-stake validation early on. As an alternative to Bitcoin, this method eliminates the competitive aspect of verification of transactions and reduces energy usage and environmental impact. Furthermore, with the help of ADA, Cardano’s native currency, it enables smart contracts and decentralized applications, just like Ethereum does.
Cardano’s ADA token has seen relatively modest growth compared to other major crypto coins. For example, when ADA was introduced in 2017, its price was $0.02. However, when ADA was introduced in 2022, its price was $1.34. That represents a 6,600% increase.
8. XRP (XRP)
Ripple was founded by some of the same individuals who created XRP, a digital currency and payment processing company that can facilitate the exchange of fiat currencies and cryptocurrencies on its network.
XRP’s price was $0.006 at the beginning of 2017. The price reached $0.83 on January 3, 2022, increasing 13,700%.
9. Polkadot (DOT)
Various cryptocurrencies may use different blockchains; Polkadot (and the Polkadot cryptocurrency) connects the different blockchains to integrate them to coexist. Polkadot’s launch in 2020 sparked impressive growth through this integration, which may revolutionize how cryptocurrencies are managed.
Its price increased roughly 925% from $2.93 to $30.04 between September 2020 and January 2022.
10. Terra (LUNA)
Terra is a stablecoins platform built on blockchain technology to balance two types of cryptocurrencies. Stablecoins backed by physical currencies, such as TerraUSD, are called Terra-backed cryptos. With Luna, Terra’s counterweight, stablecoins are minted and used to power the Terra platform.
Whenever Terra stablecoins rises above the value of its tiered currency, users are incentivized to burn Luna to create more Terra stablecoins. Conversely, users are also encouraged to burn Terra stablecoins to make Luna when its value falls compared to its base currency. As a result, Terra’s adoption is increasing, and Luna’s value is also increasing.
The price of Luna has risen over 14,300% from $0.64 on January 3, 2021, to $92.64 a year later.