Cryptocurrency

The top cryptocurrency coins had mixed fortunes in the last 24 hours.

Following the carnage on ‘Bitcoin Day’ earlier in the week, the overall market has grown slowly but steadily. At the time of writing (7am UK), it is up to $2.13 trillion after the 11,800 coins climbed 0.7% from Thursday to Friday.

Solana, which enjoyed an incredible jump of 29% in the previous 24 hours, fell back 9% to $191 but remains 38% up in a week.

The token – linked to an open-source project designed to facilitate the creation of decentralised apps – shot past XRP in the valuation table on Wednesday.

However the gap is closing again after Ripple’s coin gained 2% to reach $1.14. XRP’s market cap is just under $53 billion, $3bn short of SOL, after gaining $7bn on it in 24 hours.

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Polkadot (DOT) was the big winner among the majors after a 10% rise. It is at $32.04, but 4% down in a week.

Market leader Bitcoin (BTC) is around $46,700 after climbing a little less than 1% and is 6% down on its price last Friday.

Smart contract blockchain platform Ethereum, whose ETH token is the world’s second most valuable crypto, dropped 2% to below $3,500. It is 9% down over seven days.

Cardano (ADA), the third most valuable crypto, is at $2.54 thanks to a 3% increase. The proof-of-stake blockchain platform is 14% down in a week.

Binance Coin (BNB) climbed 3% to $428 and is 12% down over seven days.

Meme coin Dogecoin (DOGE) held steady, sitting at 26 cents. It is 13% down over seven days.

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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