Cryptocurrency

Solana and Polkadot lost value in the last 24 hours.

The Solana Foundation is an open-source project designed to facilitate the creation of decentralised apps, with the blockchain capable of processing 50,000 transactions per second.

Its SOL token stands at $228 at the time of writing (7am UK) following a 7% loss, leaving it 6% down in a week.

Polkadot, a proof-of-stake cryptocurrency which aims to securely connect blockchains as a sort of decentralised internet, saw its DOT token drop 5% to below $47. It is 11% down over seven days.

Bitcoin and Ethereum, which hit record highs earlier this week, remained relatively stable.

Market leader Bitcoin (BTC) is around $64,600 after a marginal shift, leaving it 4% up on last Friday morning.

ETH, the world’s second most valuable crypto, stands just above $4,700 following a 1% rise. The smart contract blockchain platform is 4% up over seven days.

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Cardano (ADA) shed 3% to $2.06 – although it is 3% up over seven days – while Ripple’s XRP also lost 3% to sit at $1.20, 1% up in a week.

Binance Coin (BNB) remained around $628 and is 7% higher than last Friday morning.

Dogecoin remained around 26 cents – also where it was a week ago – while ‘Dogecoin killer’ SHIBA INU gained 2% following a few days of losses. It is 14% up over seven days.

The overall market cap of the 14,000 coins is at $2.84 trillion, a gain of 3.8% in the last 24 hours.

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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.