Cryptocurrency

Solana and Bitcoin made solid gains over the weekend.

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 $243 at the time of writing (7am UK), up from $228 on Friday morning and 1% down compared with the start of last week.

Market leader Bitcoin (BTC) climbed from $64,600 on Friday to around $65,800, where it was a week ago.

Binance Coin (BNB) also enjoyed a productive weekend, moving from $628 to $653 – putting it 1% up over seven days.

ETH, the world’s second most valuable crypto, stands just above $4,700, where it was on Friday and 1% down on last Monday morning.

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Cardano (ADA) remained at $2.06 – also where it was a week ago – while Ripple’s XRP climbed from $1.20 to $1.22. However it is 6% down on its position a week ago.

Polkadot (DOT) is 12% down over seven days after remaining just below $47.

Dogecoin gain slightly to just short of 26.5 cents – 3% down on last Monday – while ‘Dogecoin killer’ SHIBA INU is 2% down over the course of seven days.

The overall market cap of the more than 14,100 coins is at $2.87 trillion, a gain of 1.4% 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.