Cryptocurrency

The cryptocurrency market plunged another 7.6% in the last 24 hours as traditional stocks and shares markets also suffered losses.

The overall market cap, at $2.17 trillion on Friday morning, fell to $2.03tr by Monday and at the time of writing on Tuesday (7am UK), the 12,000 coins are worth $1.87tr.

Market leader Bitcoin (BTC) shed 7% to below $42,500, which puts the original cryptocurrency 6% down over seven days.

Smart contract blockchain platform Ethereum (ETH), the world’s second most valuable crypto, dropped 6% to below $3,000 and is 9% down on last Tuesday morning.

Cardano (ADA), in third spot in the valuation table following a meteoric rise, dropped 5% to $2.08. The proof-of-stake blockchain platform is 13% down over seven days.

Binance Coin (BNB) dropped 8% to $360 and is 10% below its value a week ago.

Ripple’s XRP fell further away from $1 thanks to a 6% fall in the last 24 hours. At 93 cents, it is 13% down in a week.

Solana (SOL) is at $138 after a 5% fall and 18% down over seven days.

Meme coin Dogecoin (DOGE) shed 7% to below 21c and is 12% down over seven days.

Polkadot (DOT) shrunk 9% to sit around $29 and is 20% lower than its price last Tuesday.

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