The world keeps heading into the direction of digitalization with many incredible technological advancements. We have seen massive industries from all over the spectrum shift and evolve, grow, and establish themselves in the new world.
One of the most relevant changes may be the incredible transformation exchange and trading made since its inception. We have come a long way since people had to specifically exchange items, get rid of unwanted ones, and acquire whatever was useful for them through barter.
From the introduction of gold and silver coins, paper money, credit cards, and online transactions, we are currently at the stage, which many consider the next logical step into financial innovation – cryptocurrencies. The concept and functionality, as well as optimal strategies on how to get started with these currencies, may be quite hard to figure out. Thankfully, though, many reliable resources that offer help with cryptoos are already available out there.
This list is for the relatively more knowledgeable ones, or for the simply curious. We will be going over the 15 most well-valued Crypto coins, based on market cap and statistics.
15. Wrapped Bitcoin
Launched in January 2019, the wrapped Bitcoin is essentially a normal Bitcoin converted to the Ethereum blockchain. It also has the same price as BTC, totaling the highest overall cost of all the coins, 29 700 US Dollars. As it stands today, the market cap for the currency is around 4.7 Billion dollars, but with a decreasing growth rate, with 2.3% less over the 7 day span.
Moving on, we have one of the much older coins, that being Litecoin. Surprisingly, it was launched all the way in October 2011, when this industry was nowhere near as big. After all these years it stands today with the price of 90 US dollars, which decreased by 5% over the last week, but with an impressive market cap of 6.5 Billion US dollars.
Launched in May 2020, we have Polkadot, a coin that very slightly edges out the previous entry in overall market cap, coming in at 6.5 Billion, while possessing a flat growth rate over the seven days for the actual price of 5 US dollars.
Next up is the first sub 1 US Dollar coin, Polygon, which has received almost a 5% decline in that price over the course of just 24 hours. However, Polygon still edges out the previous currencies via the 6.8 Billion overall market cap.
Next up is the first coin entering the 7 billion dollar market cap range. Launched in 2017, Tron maintained a single coin price of 0.08 dollars, losing to Polygon. However, also unlike all the previous entries, this currency is actually seeing a near 5% growth rate over the week.
What started as a meme currency, gained quite a bit of popularity after being purchased by the billionaire Elon Musk. He singlehandedly made the coin relevant, and finally broke it through the impressive 9.5 billion dollar market cap range. Launched all the way back in 2013, Dogecoin now stands at 0.06 US dollar single coin cost.
Solana gets us back over the 1-dollar single coin price threshold, way over it in fact, with 25 dollars. Things are looking quite decent for this specific currency, as it is also receiving a 15% growth over the weeklong span. The market cap is over 10 billion US dollars.
Launched in 2017, Cardano has the next spot. With the overall single coin price of 0.3 dollars, and a positive growth rate of 5% over the week, the coin has an overall market cap of 10.7 billion US dollars.
7. Lido Staked Ether
Lido staked Ether is the next coin. Launched in 2020, it has a relatively large single coin price of 1800 US dollars, certainly a contrast to most cryptocurrencies. Alongside this, the price has been flat for the week, and the total market cap tallies 14.6 Billion dollars, a significant leap from the previous one.
6. USD Coin
As the name would suggest, the USD coin, is a stablecoin, designed to replicate a normal dollar, just with more versatility and faster transactions. Intuitively, it is worth a dollar, but continues the trend of significant market cap leaps, by almost doubling the previous one, and stopping at 26 billion.
BNB is breaking the top five, while having a single coin price 240 US dollars. Launched in 2017, the coin now tallies up the market cap of 37 billion, with only a 2 percent decrease in cost.
Number 4 is a coin that received a massive, 61% growth over the week, XRP. It just broke the market cap of 40 billion, while having a single coin price of 0.7 US dollars.
The first in the top three is a currency almost identical to USD coin, with the major difference being in the ridiculous market cap of 83 billion, the coin is Tether.
The top two should be unsurprising to anyone, and opening it is Ethereum. The coin is sitting at a price of 1900 US dollars, with a 1% growth rate over the week, and an impressive 227 billion dollar market cap.
Finally, we have the oldest and most popular cryptocurrency of all time, that being Bitcoin. Launched in 2009, the currency has seen better days, as it just fell below 30k USD in price. This still is enough for the Bitcoin to be one of the most expensive cryptocurrencies, while also possessing the highest market cap of 570 billion.