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
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
Originally called Darkcoin, this cryptocurrency focuses on anonymity, employing technologies that make transactions nearly untraceable.
Ripple is basically an international payment network. It differs from the others in that it does not require mining for confirmation.