Weiss Ratings Places Ethereum Ahead of Bitcoin As Top Cryptocurrency, Says Cardano Has the Best Technology

Thursday 06 August 2020, 11:11 PM AEST - 1 month ago

Ethereum has dethroned Bitcoin as the top cryptocurrency, according to Weiss Ratings.

The ratings agency has updated its overall crypto rankings which consider adoption, technology, market momentum and investment risk. Weiss now places Ethereum (ETH) in the number one spot, followed by Bitcoin (BTC), Cardano (ADA), Litecoin (LTC), and Stellar (XLM).

Source: Weiss Ratings

In addition, the crypto ratings agency names Cardano as the coin with the best technology. With the Shelley hard fork a success, Weiss analyst Juan Villaverde says his firm has already factored in the blockchains long-awaited upgrade in the coin rankings.

Shelley is already reflected in our technology model because we had full confidence that it would come out with this (fork). Were also reflecting on that same model that Cardano is capable of running smart contracts and dApps because we think these things will come out eventually so when Cardano pushes a code update, it doesnt really reflect on our ratings, unless its something new on the roadmap that wasnt there beforeā€¦As the fundamentals for the blockchain, that is Cardano, improve over time, it will be reflected in our ratings.

Weiss also considers Cosmos (ATOM), Fantom (FTM), Tezos (XTZ), and Ethereum as the top coins in terms of technology.

As for the state of the crypto market, Juan Villaverde says the bull rally appears to have more legs as investors continue to focus on large-cap names.

The second story looks at the small-cap perspective. Weve seen small caps post stellar gains when a true crypto bull run is underway. This weeks pattern suggests to us that the crypto markets arent frothy yet and that higher prices await us still. We usually see the smaller altcoins outperform the broad crypto market once the rally enters its later stages.

The fact that the rally weve see ...

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