Do you want to invest in a cutting-edge cryptocurrency? Look no further than Ethereum (CRYPTO:ETH) and Solana (CRYPTO:SOL). Both blockchains are building compelling cases as platforms for decentralized application (dApp) development, which could help attract investors to their native tokens and support long-term price appreciation.

1. Ethereum 

Launched in 2015 to expand the potential of blockchain technology, Ethereum has since soared to become the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency, boasting a market cap of $490 billion. With its responsive development team and first-mover advantage, Ethereum is well-positioned to maintain its lead over the long haul. 

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If Bitcoin were a calculator, Ethereum would be a smartphone: a general-purpose computing platform facilitating a wide array of tasks through smart contracts (self-executing programs stored on a blockchain). It is the first blockchain optimized specifically for dApp development and is now home to projects including non-fungible token (often in the form of digital art) markets, decentralized crypto exchanges, and decentralized finance platforms which allow users to borrow and lend digital assets. 

Other programable blockchains like Cardano and Solana offer advantages in transaction speed and environmentalism because
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