September 2016 – September 2018: Where Are The Top Crypto Markets Now?
The price of BTC has gained about 980% in two years. It rose from rising from $602.89 USD on the 25th of September, 2016, to approximately $6,500 as of this writing. BTC has been governing the market uninterruptedly, as the largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization. It grew from about $9.5 billion during September 2016 to $112.9 billion at the time of writing.
Ethereum, the second largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, has gained about 1,550% since trading for roughly $13 two years ago, with ETH at $215 as of this writing. Its market capitalization has grown from $1.1 billion 24 months ago to $22.3 billion.
XRP has known the highest price gains of the leading crypto markets since September 2016. It gained 6,880% from $0.007391 to $0.515865 today. XRP’s market cap has grown from $262 million to $20.5 billion.
Litecoin was the fourth largest cryptocurrency as of September 25th, 2016. It then had a market cap of $181.14 million. At the time of writing, LTC was the seventh largest in terms of market capitalization with $3.4 billion and was trading for $58 – a roughly 1,425% gain over 2016’s price of $3.80.
Monero, in the last two years, has fallen from the fifth cryptocurrency with a market cap of $136.3 million, to the tenth ranked crypto with a market cap of $1.9 billion. XMR has seen price gains of nearly 1,000% in 24 months, growing from $10.50 to $115.
Ethereum Classic was ranked among the top ten largest cryptocurrency markets since 2016. It was sixth with a cap of closely $105 million and now ranked fifteenth with a market cap of $1.16 billion. ETC has gained 780% from $1.25 two years ago to approximately $11 today.
Steem dropped from seventh two years ago with $95.2 million, to thirty-fourth with a cap of $280.5 million. Steem grew roughly 60%, from $0.617 to $1 today (the weakest price gains of the top ten markets of Sept. 2016).
Dash was the eighth largest crypto market two years ago, with a cap of $7 million. Dash was ranked eleventh at the time if writing, with a cap of $1.57 million and was trading for $189 after gaining 1,540% in 24 months from $11.54.
Nem was the ninth largest cryptocurrency on September 35th, 20q6, with a market cap $46.3 million and tokens trading for $0.005153 each. Nem is ranked today eighteenth, with a market cap of $844 million. It has gained over 1,700% to trade for $0.093783.
Since September 2016, Maidsafecoin fell from tenth with $39.4 million to sixtieth with about $109.5 million today: the largest slide in market cap ranking. MAID has posted two-year price gains of roughly 180%, growing from $0.087132 to $0.241936.