Cryptocurrency

Binance Coin was the standout performer among the major cryptocurrencies in the last 24 hours after leaping 9%.

The crypto created by popular exchange Binance – which supports more than 1.4 million transactions per second – aims to become the infrastructure services provider for the entire blockchain ecosystem.

At the time of writing (7am UK), its BNB token had reached $442 and was 3% up over seven days.

Polkadot (DOT), a proof-of-stake platform which aims to securely connect blockchains, rose 5% to $34 and is 13% up in a week.

Solana (SOL) also enjoyed a positive 24 hours, up 3% to $147, but remains 6% down on its price last Wednesday.

Market leader Bitcoin had steadily grown to £57,200 yesterday morning, sparking hopes that it could top its record price of more than $64k, but fell back 2% in the last 24 hours. BTC is just above $55,500 and up 8% in a week.

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There wasn’t much movement elsewhere among the top 10. Meme coin DOGE remains just below 23 cents after a 1% climb – which puts it 14% down over seven days – while a less than 1% rise for Ripple’s XRP coin puts it at $1.10, 4% higher than a week ago.

Cardano (ADA) remained around $2.11, down 4% in a week, while smart contract blockchain platform Ethereum (ETH) remained just below $3,500 – also where it was seven days ago.

Stacks (STX) was the biggest winner among the top 100 coins, up 18% to $2.30, which puts it 64% up in a week.

The overall market cap of the more than 12,600 coins is at $2.31 trillion, a 0.7% increase 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.