It’s been a fantastic year for cryptocurrency investors and Bitcoin (CRYPTO:BTC) in particular. The market-leading cryptocurrency’s price per token has surged roughly 113% year to date even with some recent pullback after hitting a new lifetime high of roughly $67,000 per token. 

Bitcoin appears to be gaining traction as “digital gold” and as a potential safe haven at a time when inflation and other factors are casting uncertainty over equities markets. As impressive as the crypto token’s performance has been, a panel of Motley Fool contributors has identified three cryptocurrencies they believe are primed to deliver better performance from here on out. Read on to see why they think Ethereum (CRYPTO:ETH), Cardano (CRYPTO:ADA), and Solana (CRYPTO:SOL) offer superior opportunities for investors. 

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Crypto’s second-biggest player could be a better bet

Keith Noonan (Ethereum): The Ethereum blockchain is rapidly gaining favor as a network for smart contracts and decentralized application development. With a market capitalization of roughly $469 billion, Ethereum stands as the second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap. 

Many fast-growing cryptocurrencies, trading platforms, and smart-contract services are built on top of Ethereum,