Top 10 Best-rated Cryptocurrencies to Invest in India

When you’re first getting started in the world of crypto, it can be extremely overwhelming to look at the thousands of different cryptocurrencies available. There are more than 8,000 projects under development and 90% of them will never succeed! To help get your bearings when researching which coins to invest in (or just want some insight about blockchains in general), we have rounded up the top best-rated 10 cryptocurrencies based on their market cap and the total value of all of the coins currently in circulation.

1. Bitcoin (BTC)
Market cap: Over $846 billion

Bitcoin was conceived of by a person or group of people under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009. As with most cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin runs on a blockchain, which is a registry kept secure and safe from fraudsters through cryptography and computer processes. The reason it is so safe and secure is that everything has to be verified. This is where mining comes in. Mining is an energy-intensive process that adds new transactions to the Bitcoin blockchain or ledger. Because of this verification process, there is a cap on the total number of Bitcoins that will be available – and there’s an ever decreasing amount being produced as we speak – because all things have to be verified by solving a cryptographic puzzle through mining before anything can be added onto the blockchain/ledger.

2. Ethereum (ETH)
Market cap: Over $361 billion

Ethereum is a platform that helped developers launch their own Initial Coin Offering (ICO). The smart contracts system allows you to create, transact and enforce the rules in your tokenized ecosystem. It’s also handy when it comes to making transactions more safe and secure, especially when you want all the parties involved to stay anonymous.

3. Tether (USDT)
Market cap: Over $79 billion

Unlike other forms of cryptocurrency, Tether is a stablecoin, meaning it’s backed by the value of real-world assets. One U.S. dollar is worth one unit of Tether, according to the company’s we