1 Cryptocurrency I’d Buy Right Now — and It’s Not Shiba Inu – Motley Fool
I must admit that I’ve been blown away by what Shiba Inu ( SHIB 0.61% ) has done in a short time. A one-year gain in the ballpark of 54,000,000% tends to impress me. Shiba Inu came out of nowhere to become one of the most talked-about and most popular cryptocurrencies in the world.
But I don’t think that Shiba Inu is the best cryptocurrency to buy now. The digital token that’s at the top of my list is even more popular (at least, based on market cap). And I think it could be a huge winner over the next few years. Here are four reasons why Solana ( SOL 0.45% ) is the one cryptocurrency I’d buy right now.
1. The fastest-growing crypto ecosystem
Real-world utility is an important consideration in my view when considering cryptocurrencies. That’s a top reason why I like Solana.
There are currently around 500 projects built on Solana. They include decentralized finance (DeFi) applications, games, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and Web3 apps. One project that I find especially intriguing is Star Atlas. It’s a massive multiplayer metaverse. Star Atlas CEO Michael Wagner said, “The overall vision for Star Atlas is not possible on any other blockchain.”
Granted, Ethereum ( ETH 0.42% ) has even more projects built on it. But Solana is the fastest-growing crypto ecosystem on the planet. I wouldn’t say it’s an “Ethereum killer” because I don’t think that Ethereum is going away. However, my take is that Solana will continue to gain ground and remain the top competitor to Ethereum.
2. The fastest blockchain in the world
The most important reason why Solana is attracting so many developers is its transaction speed. It’s the fastest blockchain in the world, by far.
That’s actually putting it mildly. Ethereum processes between 15 and 45 transactions per second. Another top up-and-coming cryptocurrency, Cardano ( ADA 0.99% ), processes around 250 transactions per second. Solana can handle roughly 50,000 transactions per second.
Ethereum’s Eth2 upgrade could change the dynamics. It could scale up to 100,000 transactions per second. However, the full upgrade won’t happen until sometime next year.
Does this change my optimism about Solana? Nope. It could become even faster, too. Solana co-founder Anatoly Yakovenko has stated publicly that the Solana blockchain is “about four times slower than it should be.”
3. Low costs
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