Digital currencies had a phenomenal 2021 as the crypto economy surged past a couple of trillion dollars in value this year. Over the last 12 months, bitcoin gained more than 90% in value and ethereum spike more than 540%. However, while those gains are decent, numerous digital assets outperformed those 12 month gains by a long shot, as a few crypto assets have increased a great deal against the U.S. dollar and other fiat currencies.
2021’s Top 10 Crypto Gainers
At the time of writing, the crypto economy is worth $2.5 trillion in value as a great number of tokens swelled in fiat value this year. Many of the leading crypto assets saw decent gains, but a number of tokens have eclipsed the 12-month gains captured by leading digital assets like bitcoin and ethereum. The following is a look at the top ten crypto asset gains during the course of the last 12 months.
Gala (GALA) — +212,036% — Market Cap Dominance: 0.16%
According to statistics, the blockchain gaming platform token gala (GALA) has increased 212,036% during the course of the year. On December 27, GALA is exchanging hands for $0.507 per unit to $0.547 in terms of its 24-hour range. Gala has an overall market capitalization of around $4 billion on Monday with $774 million in global trade volume.
Axie Infinity (AXS) — +18,957% — Market Cap Dominance: 0.29%
The blockchain gaming platform token axie infinity (AXS) has increased 18,957% during the last 12 months. At the time of writing, AXS has an overall market valuation of around $7.48 billion and there’s $238 million in AXS trade volume today. On Monday, the 24-hour price range for AXS has been between $106 to $111 per token.
Content Value Network (CVNT) — +18,572% — Market Cap Dominance: 0.00%
CVNT is considered a native token for a new generation decentralized storage network and layer 2 (L2) system. During the last two weeks, CVNT gained 66.9% and 24-hour range metrics indicate CVNT has been exchanging hands for $1.23 to $1.31 per unit. CVNT’s market cap is around $21.6 million and has around $32,379 in 24-hour global trade volume. Year-to-date, CVNT jumped 18,572% in value against the U.S. dollar.
Terra (LUNA) — +17,589% — Market Cap Dominance: 1.34%
The smart contract platform Terra Protocol and its native digital asset LUNA has seen extreme gains during the last 12 months jumping 17,589% in value. LUNA has a market capitalization of around $34.9 billion and $2.5 billion in global trade volume. The crypto asset is ranked the ninth largest market cap and LUNA’s 24-hour range has been between $96 to $103 per unit today.
The Sandbox (SAND) — +17,497% — Market Cap Dominance: 0.24%
The metaverse token SAND has climbed 17,497% higher since the start of the year and the crypto asset currently has an overall market capitalization of around $6.1 billion. SAND’s 24-hour price range has been between $6.53 to $6.81 per SAND on Monday. The metaverse token’s 24-hour trade volume today is just over $1 billion.
Ecomi (OMI) — +16,247% — Market Cap Dominance: 0.06%
The distributed ledger technology platform Ecomi’s native digital asset OMI risen by 16,247% in 12 months. The crypto asset has a market cap of around $1.6 billion and $3.8 million in global trade volume. 24-hour price range metrics show OMI has been exchanging hands for $0.00637985 to $0.00671183 per unit.
Solana (SOL) — +15,217% — Market Cap Dominance: 2.43%
The smart contract platform Solana’s native asset SOL climbed 15,217% during the course of 2021. SOL is ranked fifth among 12,000+ crypto assets in existence today in terms of market valuation size. SOL’s market cap today is around $62.9 million and SOL has around $1.5 billion in global trade volume. Over the last day, SOL has been exchanging hands for $196 to $204 per coin.
Polygon (MATIC) — +14,352% — Market Cap Dominance: 0.74%
The Polygon blockchain network’s digital asset MATIC increased by 14,352% this year. MATIC has an overall market valuation of around $19.3 billion on Monday and $1.6 billion in 24-hour trade volume. Over the last two weeks, MATIC has increased 33.9% in fiat value and 24-hour range metrics show its trading for $2.78 to $2.92 per coin.
Fantom (FTM) — +13,820% — Market Cap Dominance: 0.23%
The digital asset fantom (FTM) increased a great deal this year, joining the biggest 2021 crypto gainers with a gain of 13,820% during the last year. FTM’s 24-hour range today has been between $2.25 to $2.45 per coin. FTM has an overall market valuation of around $5.9 billion and $768 million in global trade volume.
Flux (FLUX) — +11,018% — Market Cap Dominance: 0.02%
The digital currency flux (FLUX) jumped 11,018% in value during the last year and has an overall market valuation of around $526 million. Flux has been trading for $2.32 to $2.50 per unit on Monday with $39.4 million in global trade volume. Over the last two weeks, flux has increased in value against the U.S. dollar by 29.1%.
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Jamie Redman is the News Lead at Bitcoin.com News and a financial tech journalist living in Florida. Redman has been an active member of the cryptocurrency community since 2011. He has a passion for Bitcoin, open-source code, and decentralized applications. Since September 2015, Redman has written more than 5,000 articles for Bitcoin.com News about the disruptive protocols emerging today.
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