Bitcoin – BTC
Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency and is currently still the largest cryptocurrency by market cap. It was invented by an anonymous person who goes by the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. Bitcoin launched back in 2009 and boasts ~7,800% ROI as of July 2019.
Ethereum - ETH
Created by Vitalik Buterin, Ethereum still remains the second largest cryptocurrency by market cap. Ethereum can also be used as a smart contract platform, which enables developers to build decentralized applications called Dapps that have near-endless practical uses. Since its launch, Ethereum has delivered ~7,980% ROI.
Ripple – XRP
Ripple is one of the big five cryptos and reportedly the most widely used. Ripple is also claimed to be the most efficient and fastest transaction and settlement digital currency. It is being used by banks like UBS and Bank of America. If you had invested in Ripple when it launched, you would have made ~ 5,200% ROI to date.
Litecoin – LTC
This peer-to-peer cryptocurrency was created by a former Google engineer, Charles Lee. The design was based on the Bitcoin protocol but with various improvements in the technology, it offers faster processing and a larger number of tokens. Litecoin has life to date ROI of ~1,995%.
Bitcoin Cash - BCH
Bitcoin Cash is a spin-off of Bitcoin, more commonly known as a hard fork that came into effect on the 1st of August 2017. Subsequently, it forked again in 2018 with Bitcoin ABC taking over the BCH ticker. The improvements made to Bitcoin Cash were designed to make it faster and move efficient than its predecessors.
Stellar - XLM
Stellar is an open source and distributed community network that provides for the fast and extremely cost-effective transfer of value including from fiat currencies to cryptocurrencies. Stellar was founded in 2014 by Jed McCaleb who is also a co-founder of Ripple. Since its inception, Stellar has delivered a healthy ~2,700% ROI.