The most valuable and, thus, most popular crypto assets are those that benefit both the crypto and the real sector. The Coinmarketcap resource shows the list of all existing crypto assets, which you may place according to their market capitalization, price, trade volume, etc. The top-traded coins in terms of trade volume are:
- Binance USD
- USD Coin
In this article, we would like to discuss two assets from the list – Ethereum and Ripple crypto.
What is XRP Crypto?
Ripple coin was released by the Ripple company enabling speedy cross-border money transfers. The network rivals the popular SWIFT system and has the following advantages:
- secure and speedy currency conversion (transactions occur in 2-3 seconds);
- high network throughput (1500 transactions per second);
- low fees ($0.0002 per transaction).
All these characteristics put the Ripple network higher than the outdated SWIFT system used by banks.
Ripple initially focused on financial institutions and banks to provide a better option for funds conversion and transfer across borders at low fees. Over 100 companies are already using the network in their work.
As of December 16, 2022, the XPR cryptocurrency price is $0.36, and the market cap exceeds $18 billion.
What is Ethereum?
Ethereum is a network for smart contracts and decentralized applications deployment. The blockchain has recently switched to the Proof-of-Stake consensus protocol, meaning that from now on, it will be much cheaper to use the Ethereum blockchain, and besides, it provides much higher throughput. ETH coins can be staked, which is an excellent passive income option. One ETH costs $1,213, and the market cap exceeds $148 billion.
Both ETH and XRP are good investment options. However, it will probably take longer for RIpple to develop and skyrocket because of the ongoing court case connected with the SEC’s lawsuit imposed on the ripple company. It slows down its development. At the same time, Ethereum is supposed to reach the moon during the next bull trend due to the PoS mechanism recently implemented. So we recommend buying both assets with the accent on ETH. Both cryptos are available on the WhiteBIT platform.