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Essential statistics for anyone looking to get into cryptocurrency.
Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency to hit the market way back in 2010, with an asking price of around $0.01. While major news outlets barely took notice at the time, this one digital currency model was quickly duplicated and modified.
As more currencies entered the market and established coin values started to rise, investors and international media began paying attention. Those lucky enough to get in early saw returns of more than 5,000% on some coins, which spurred endless speculation as to which currency would be the next Bitcoin. All prices quoted on this page are in US dollars.
The top 250 coins today have a combined market cap (total value) of more than $1.68 trillion. Bitcoin leads the charge with a market cap of $783 billion. Of these coins, 74% of them have seen their prices hit an all-time high within the last 12 months.
The chart below shows the price movements for the market’s five biggest cryptocurrencies over the last three months. The index begins at 100 for each coin. A drop in the index from 100 to 90 would represent a 10 percentage point drop in that coin’s value.
As the first currency to hit the market, Bitcoin is seen as the forerunner of digital currency that indirectly controls the prices of other coins. It has seen gains of 24.15% in the last 30 days, going from $33,677 to $41,809 in just one month.
Over the last 30 days, 190 of the top 250 cryptocurrencies increased in price, with Axie Infinity leading the charge with growth of 606.6% – from $5.82 to $41.1. Osmosis has seen the biggest losses of the top 250, dropping by -45.26% from $3.38 to $1.85 over the last 30 days.
Of the top five coins, Tether has been traded the most over the last seven days, with more than changing hands. These five coins have a combined trading volume of $.82 trillion over the last week, 33% more than the week prior.
While only being ranked third in terms of market cap, Tether has seen the highest volume in the last 24 hours of all the coins in the top 250, with more than $48 billion being traded. Tether‘s current price is $1.00 and it has a market cap of $62 billion.
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