Cryptocurrency

An incredible start to the weekend saw Ripple’s XRP cryptocurrency gain 30 cents in value from Friday to Monday morning.

Despite a small drop-off in the last 24 hours, at the time of writing (7am UK) XRP is worth $1.30 having only returned to the $1 benchmark on Friday morning.

The coin, which has been delisted by some exchanges in recent months as a result of its legal battle with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), is up an astonishing 65% over seven days.

Proof-of-Stake blockchain platform Cardano continued to perform, reaching $2.16 to put its seven-day increase at 53%.

Cardano considers itself to be an updated version of Ethereum and allows developers to create decentralised applications (dApps).

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Market leader Bitcoin (BTC) reached $47,500 after adding almost $2k over the weekend. It is 9% up in a week.

Binance Coin (BNB) is at $423 after gaining $29 since Friday morning. It has gained a quarter of its value in a week.

Ethereum (ETH), the world’s second most valuable crypto, is closing on $3,300, $200 higher than Friday. It is 12% higher than its price seven days ago.

Meme coin Dogecoin (DOGE) is also on the move, sitting at 34c and is 41% up in a week.

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Chiliz (CHZ) has held value following rapid gains in the wake of football superstar Lionel Messi’s sensational move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain and news that part of his salary will be paid in Paris Saint-Germain Fan Token (PSG).

The blockchain firm operates the sports token platform Socios on which the PSG fan tokens are issued. CHZ is at 38c, a cent higher than Friday and 30% up in a week.

As for PSG, it has dropped to $37 – $5 higher than its price before the news broke, but $10 below its high watermark.

The cryptocurrency market is now worth a collective $2 trillion, with the almost 11,300 coins gaining 2.5% in value in the last 24 hours.

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. 

Cryptocurrency