Cryptocurrency

The cryptocurrency market shed another 1.9% in the last 24 hours with Ethereum, Solana and Polkadot faring the worst among the top 10 coins.

The overall market cap of the more than 12,000 coins, at $2.17 trillion on Friday morning, is at $1.84tr at the time of writing on Wednesday (7am UK).

Smart contract blockchain platform Ethereum (ETH), the world’s second most valuable crypto, dropped 4% to below $2,900 and is 16% down on last Wednesday morning.

Solana (SOL) is at $129 after a 6% fall and 20% down over seven days. With a market cap of $38.2 billion, it is now more than $5bn behind XRP in the battle for sixth spot in the valuation league table.

Ripple’s coin fell only slightly in the last 24 hours to remain around 93 cents yet is 14% down in a week.

Polkadot (DOT) shrunk 4% to sit around $27.50 and is 25% lower than its price last Wednesday.

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Other losses among the top coins were modest. Market leader Bitcoin (BTC) shed 1% to sit below $42,000, which puts the original cryptocurrency 11% down over seven days.

Cardano (ADA), in third spot in the valuation table following a meteoric rise, almost dropped a little more than 1% and is at $2.05. The proof-of-stake blockchain platform is 14% down over seven days.

Binance Coin (BNB) dropped 2% to $353 and is 15% below its value a week ago.

Meme coin Dogecoin (DOGE) shed 1% to remain below 21c and is 13% down over seven days.

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