Cryptocurrency

The price of XRP and Bitcoin was boosted over the weekend but the news was not so good for Binance Coin and others.

On Friday morning, market leader Bitcoin (BTC) was below $54,000. At the time of writing on Monday (7am UK), it had reached £56,300 to stand 18% up over seven days.

XRP went from $1.07 on Friday to $1.16, although it lost almost 2% in the last 24 hours. Ripple’s coin is 12% higher than at this point a week ago.

Binance Coin (BNB) dropped from $437 on Friday to $416 and is slightly down over seven days.

It has been overtaken by Cardano in the league table of coins by market capitalisation. The proof-of-stake platform’s ADA token, however, also fell over the last three days – from $2.27 to $2.22. It is 1% up on last Monday’s price.

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Smart contract blockchain platform Ethereum (ETH), the world’s second most valuable crypto, dropped slightly over the weekend towards $3,500 yet is 5% up over the course of seven days.

Polkadot (DOT) maintained its eighth position in the valuation table – after climbing two spots before Friday – after increasing slightly over the weekend to $34.80. The proof-of-stake blockchain platform, which aims to securely connect blockchains as a sort of decentralised internet, is 12% higher than a week ago.

In seventh, Solana (SOL) dropped from $155 to $151 and is 10% down in a week.

Meme coin Dogecoin (DOGE), which enjoyed a spike last week thanks to a tweet of Elon Musk’s Shiba Inu dog on a Tesla, fell slightly to 23.5 cents and is 8% up on last Monday’s price.

The overall market cap of the almost 12,600 coins grew from $2.29 trillion on Friday to $2.32tr today.

To see how the valuations of the biggest movers and shakers – and main coins – have changed over the last few days, click here.

For valuations of the top 250 coins by market cap (updated every 15 minutes), their market cap plus 24-hour price change and volume traded, see below.