Bitcoin is the first and most popular cryptocurrency; now it's called “digital gold.” Its amount is limited to 21 million coins to deal with inflation.
Since its launch in 2009, the price of Bitcoin has seen the high of about $20,000, and many say the highest rate is yet to come.
Ethereum - the second most popular cryptocurrency used on the network for programmable contracts and applications. Launched in 2015, Ether is used as a fuel for applications.
Starting from less than $1 at launch, ETH price once hit the record high of $1,400.
Bitcoin Cash is a Bitcoin clone with a larger block size. A result of a hard fork, it was created to keep more transactions in one block.
Its maximum amount is fixed at 21,000,000 BCH. With the price less than $400 before the launch, it has seen the maximal rate rising over $4,000.
Bitcoin Gold - a result of a Bitcoin hard fork aimed at re-decentralizing cryptocurrencies. No more than 21,000,000 BTG will ever exist. Bitcoin Gold attracted much attention due to its controversies.
After the hard fork, its rate varied between the highs of $500 and the lows close to $40.
Dash - a form of digital cash launched in 2014 for faster and more private transactions. Initially, it focused on privacy, but then it became a tool for everyday payments.
The supply is limited to 18,900,000 DASH, and with less than $1 at its lows, the highest price almost reached $1,500.
Ripple network was released in 2012 to enable instant and almost free financial transactions.
Banks around the globe have widely adopted the system. Only 100 billion XRP (network's currency) exist, and its prices varied starting from less than $0.01 to a high of over $3.
Stellar Lumens is a cryptocurrency on the Stellar network, enabling money exchange between various countries with high speed and at low cost. XLM is limited to 103 billion in supply.
The price started with less than $0.01 and overcame $0.85 at its highest point.
Zcash is a coin on the network using enhanced encryption for higher privacy. It allows hiding the sender, recipient, and the amount to be sent. The supply of Zcash is also limited to 21 million units.
With the price around $50 at the start, the highest rate for the coin was almost $870.
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