Bitcoin (BTC), Litecoin (LTC), Dogecoin (DOGE): This Is What Top 10 Cryptocurrencies Looked Like Five Years Ago

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Alex Dovbnya
🧐🧐🧐Where are they now? U.Today takes a look at the current standing of the top 10 coins of 2014
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New DataLight study vividly shows how the top 10 biggest cryptocurrencies by market capitalization changed throughout the years. Bitcoin (BTC), Litecoin (LTC), and XRP (XRP) are the only cryptocurrencies that stood the test of time and didn’t cede ground to competitors.

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Bitcoin and XRP remain at the top

Five years ago, as expected, Bitcoin was the king with a market capitalization of around $7.5 bln. On Feb. 24, 2014, its market dominance was at a whopping 88 percent. Litecoin (LTC), the early Bitcoin spin-off, was only the second biggest currency while XRP was only vying to dethrone it.

Dogecoin (DOGE), the very first memecoin, was in the top 5, and it occupies 27th place at the time of writing. BitShares (BTS), another top 10 entry, also managed to stay in the top 50 after five years.

Crypto fads of 2014

While the aforementioned coins sound familiar, newbies might be surprised to see Peercoin (PPC) in fourth place since it’s currently not even in the top 200 biggest cryptocurrencies. Nxt (NXT), Namecoin (NMC) are also outside of the top 200.

Omni (OMNI), the seventh coin, is sitting at 655th spot on CMC. Meanwhile, Quark (QRK), which was the tenth biggest cryptocurrency five years ago, has a tiny market cap of $1.2 mln, staying at 1249th place. The project looks pretty much dead at this point.  

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at alex.dovbnya@u.today.

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