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Important cryptocurrencies

There are hundreds of cryptocurrencies available on the market, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. This is just a compilation of some key players that any trader or investor should be familiar with.

The oldest and best-known cryptocurrency

  • Litecoin

Around since 2011, it was created in the wake of Bitcoin and is fairly similar, though it has a faster confirmation rate

Ethereum was created in 2015 and is a software platform that facilitates the creation of DApps ( distributed applications) and smart contracts. All activities on the platform are performed with Ether and is the second most successful cryptocurrency after Bitcoin

  • Dash

Originally called Darkcoin, this cryptocurrency focuses on anonymity, employing technologies that make transactions nearly untraceable.

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  • Ripple

Ripple is basically an international payment network. It differs from the others in that it does not require mining for confirmation.

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