Top cryptocurrency 2021 by value: Bitcoin, Ether, Dogecoin, BinanceCoin and more

Editor’s note

Be careful with cryptocurrency. The crypto market is highly volatile and we do not recommend any particular cryptocurrency.

It’s pretty easy to find out what the top cryptocurrency is at any given time: it’s been Bitcoin for years now and that’s unlikely to change soon. However, the market below it moves very quickly, which can make it hard to keep up with all of the various altcoins.

However, it’s important that you do know about them, because investing in cryptocurrency can be a risky business. The crypto market is far more volatile than traditional stocks, with some coins growing in value swiftly, then dropping just as rapidly. Bitcoin, for instance, rose from $45,000 in March to a high of $63,000 in mid-April — then plunged to $35,000 in May.