During the past eight months, crypto assets have shed enormous value against fiat currencies like the U.S. dollar. Bitcoin has shed 69% since the leading crypto asset’s all-time high on November 10, 2021, when the digital currency’s value tapped $69K per unit. The crypto economy has seen some healing as the market capitalization of all 13,413 tokens in existence is hovering just below the $1 trillion mark.
Today’s Top 10 Crypto Assets Have Lost 70 to 90% in USD Value
At the time of writing the entire crypto-economy is worth $983.65 billion after it lost more than $2 trillion during the past eight months. Every major crypto asset in the top ten standings (except for stablecoins) has shed well over 65% or more in USD value.
For instance, bitcoin (BTC) reached a lifetime high at $69K and today, it’s down 69% from that price high. Roughly 46.21% of BTC’s losses took place during the past 90 days. BTC’s market dominance is coasting along above the 40% range at 41.352%.
The second-largest crypto asset in terms of market valuation Ethereum (ETH) is down 75.46% from the high it saw eight months ago. ETH traded hands for $4,850 per unit on November 10, 2021. 60.11% of Ethereum’s losses were recorded during the last three months.
Over the last 12 months, ETH has shed 44.8% and its market capitalization of $142.40 billion represents 14.5% of the entire crypto economy. An interesting fact about 2022’s crypto-economy is that three stablecoin assets are now top ten contenders.
When this phenomenon first occurred, the stablecoin terrausd (UST) was still trading for $0.99 to $1 per unit. Moreover, the Binance-issued stablecoin BUSD was close to entering the top ten as well on May 6, 2022. Then UST de-pegged and the token plummeted to $0.00601 per unit on June 18, 2022.
Since then, BUSD managed to climb a few positions, and the stablecoin’s market cap is now ranked in the sixth position. Just above BUSD is Binance’s BNB token which is ranked fifth this weekend.
BNB’s all-time high (ATH) was more than eight months ago as it reached $686 per unit on May 10, 2021. BNB is down 65.6% today from the ATH and year-to-date BNB has lost 25.7%. XRP’s ATH was four years ago and today it is 90% lower than the $3.40 per unit high XRP saw on January 7, 2018.
Cardano’s (ADA) ATH was on September 2, 2021, or ten months ago when it reached $3.09 per coin. ADA is down today 84.7% from the ATH and 25.3% of the value was lost during the past 30 days.
Solana (SOL) reached an ATH four days before BTC’s and ETH’s price highs when it reached $259 on November 6, 2021. SOL is now down 85.6% from that price high and 6.6% was shaved during the last month. In the tenth-largest position, in terms of cryptocurrency market caps, dogecoin (DOGE), is down around 90.7% from the token’s price high.
Dogecoin’s ATH was recorded on May 08, 2021, when DOGE tapped $0.731 per unit that day. 15.1% of the meme coin’s value has been lost during the past month. Dogecoin’s market dominance today is 0.921%, while Solana’s (SOL) dominance rating is 1.301%.
Cardano’s market valuation equates to 1.619% of the crypto economy and xrp (XRP) is around 1.667%. BNB commands 3.934% of the crypto economy’s USD value and besides ETH, BTC, and stablecoins the combined market cap of DOGE, SOL, ADA, XRP, and BNB equates to 9.442% of today’s $983 billion value.