Another excellent cryptocurrency to buy and hold that should outperform XRP for some time is Polygon (CRYPTO:MATIC). Polygon is another smart contract-compatible blockchain network, much like Tezos.

And although it can’t necessarily be upgraded automatically, what it does have going for it is that it’s compatible with Ethereum, which has allowed it to gain a tonne of popularity quickly over the last year.

Polygon was actually built to be a layer-2 scaling solution for Ethereum. So, while Ethereum awaits its upgrades and deals with a highly congested network, Matic has a tonne of potential to rally.

Many of the dApps and other DeFi projects that run on Ethereum can now be used on Polygon. Furthermore, because it often costs less than a cent to send Matic, it’s also a possibility that it could be used for tipping and payments — another reason it should outperform Ripple.

If you’re looking to buy a high-quality cryptocurrency that you can own for years, in my view, Polygon offers far more opportunity for growth than XRP.

Polygon solves pain points associated with Blockchains, like high gas fees and slow speeds, without sacrificing on security. This multi-chain system is akin to other ones such as Polkadot,