Cryptocurrency

Cardano was the only coin among the top 10 cryptocurrencies to gain value in the last 24 hours.

The Proof-of-Stake blockchain platform considers itself to be an updated version of Ethereum and allows developers to create decentralised applications.

Its ADA token added 2% to stand at $2.22 at the time of writing (7am UK), leaving it 8% up over seven days.

Bitcoin and Ethereum, which hit record highs in the previous 24-hour period, fell back 2% apiece.

Market leader Bitcoin (BTC) is around $66,500, up 5% on last Wednesday morning.

ETH, the world’s second most valuable crypto, stands just above $4,700. The smart contract blockchain platform is 3% up over seven days.

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Binance Coin and Solana also dropped 2% apiece. BNB is at $634 and SOL at $240, leaving them 15% and 4% up in a week respectively.

Polkadot (DOT) shed 5% to $50.48 and is 1% down over seven days, while Ripple’s XRP is down 3% to $1.23 – yet is 3% up on last Wednesday.

Dogecoin lost 5% to return to 27 cents – where it was a week ago – while ‘Dogecoin killer’ SHIBA INU followed a 7% rebound in the previous 24-hour period with a 4% loss and is 18% down over seven days.

The overall market cap of the more than 13,900 coins is at $2.89 trillion, a fall of 1.8% 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.