The ABCDE of Cryptos: from Avalanche to Ether


Cryptocurrency is part of the future of money, but it doesn’t mean much if you don’t know how to understand crypto, how to measure its potential, or know the metrics you need to pay attention to. But for those just starting out, here’s a primer to start your research. If you don’t want to or don’t want to do your own research, you can focus on these five cryptos.

  • A = Avalanche
  • b = bitcoin
  • C = Chainlink
  • D = Decentraland
  • e = ether

Let us now take a quick dive into these 5 cryptos. But before that I want you to read this crypto metrics we discussed earlier, A few more things to remember – the figures mentioned are as of 19 November 2021 and have been rounded off. Market Cap = Present Value x Circulating Supply. And Volume (24h) is the legal value of this crypto traded in the last 24 hours.

A = Avalanche (AVAX)

Avalanche is one of the largest decentralized finance (DeFi) blockchains. What I love most about it is that it lets me launch customized private and public blockchains.

Avalanche has an amazing transaction capacity of 4500 TPS. Others are much less in comparison – Bitcoin (7 TPS), Ethereum (14 TPS), Polkadot (1500 TPS).

awax Avalanche is a native token and can be used to place bets, pay fees, and provide a unit of account between multiple subnetworks built on Avalanche.

Some of the key AVAX metrics are:

cost $103
all time high $110.31
All time low $2.79
market cap $22.8 billion
volume $1.9 billion

B = bitcoin (BTC)

Bitcoin (BTC) is the world’s first and largest cryptocurrency. In fact, the term “blockchain” is derived from its whitepaper. In September 2021, El Salvador became the first country in the world to recognize bitcoin as legal tender.

Today a lot of top financial institutions and big companies are holding and trading bitcoin. We have seen the emergence of Bitcoin ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds). Many are also considering bitcoin to be a store of value and surpass the market capitalization of gold.

Bitcoin is not pre-mined, which means that no coins are distributed among the founders before bitcoin becomes available to the public.

Some of the major BTC metrics are:

cost $56,920
all time high $68,789.63
All time low $65.53
market cap $1 trillion
volume $43 billion

C = Chainlink (Link)


The problem to be solved by Oracles is – “How can a smart contract receive data from the outside world?”. Oracles act as middleware between smart contracts and external sources of data. Chainlink is a decentralized network of independent oracle node operators.

contact It is a crypto token that is used to pay Chainlink node operators for providing oracle services.

Some of the main link metrics are:

cost $27
all time high $52.88
All time low $0.1263
market cap $12.8 billion
volume $1.2 billion

D = Decentraland (MANA)

The Metaverse is a parallel “digital universe” where you can create your own digital avatar and do all kinds of cool things – learn, play, party and more! Decentraland is making some really cool stuff in the metaverse and has 2 cryptos – MANA and LAND.

Mind is an ERC20 convertible token that can be spent to buy Earth Which is an ERC-721 (Fungible) Ethereum Token. In addition to Virtual Land, you can buy avatars, wearables, and even names on the Decentraland Marketplace.

Some of the main mind metrics are:

cost $3.96
all time high $4.69
All time low $0.007883
market cap $8.7 billion
volume $7.1 billion

E = Ether (ETH)


Ethereum is neither a blockchain nor a cryptocurrency – it is a protocol (a set of rules or procedures). The original Ethereum-powered public blockchain split into two blockchains – Ethereum and Ethereum Classic, following the 2016 Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) hack.

The Ethereum Public Blockchain is the world’s largest and most popular decentralized finance (DeFi) platform and its core is crypto. ether (ETH). ETH is the fuel for the execution of decentralized smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain.

Some of the key ETH metrics are:

cost $4,146
all time high $4,869.5
All time low $0.4209
market cap $492 billion
volume $23.4 billion

Rohas Nagpal is the author of the Future Money Playbook and Chief Blockchain Architect at the Wrapped Asset Project. He is also an amateur boxer and a retired hacker. you can follow him on linkedin,

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