5+ Crypto Assets to Consider in an IRA

In 2021, cryptocurrencies made their way further into the mainstream thanks largely to rise of market segments like non-fungible tokens (NFTs), decentralized finance (DeFi), meme coins like Dogecoin and, last but not least, bitcoin's fresh all-time high. 

Since bitcoin's launch in 2009, however, plenty of other coins have emerged, some of which have charted their own course in the blockchain terrain. 

Let's take a look at some of them!


Ethereum is the second-biggest cryptocurrency. Also called ETH or ether, it is the native cryptocurrency of the Ethereum blockchain used to pay fees to secure the network. 


Doge was created as a joke back in 2013 but its influence has since exploded, making its way into the investment portfolios of billionaires Elon Musk and Mark Cuban and onto brokerage platforms like Robinhood. 


Known as the “Ethereum killer” by some observers, Solana calls itself the “fastest blockchain in the world,” boasting 1,547 transactions per second (TPS).