THEN AND NOW: What are the top 10 ranking cryptocurrencies in 2013 up to today?

in #cryptocurrency2 months ago

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It's been 7 years since many of these cryptocurrencies were at the top. While some have stuck around, others have left the magical world of internet money.

Methodology and Approach

The approach used in this post includes:

  • Obtain the last historical snapshot data for 2013 on coinmarketcap (CMC)
  • Evaluate each cryptocurrency in the top 10 based on the following
    • CMC rank
    • Price
    • Github last commit (or other code repositories)
    • Market activity

Top 10 Cryptocurrencies in 2013:

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Where are they now?

Bitcoin (BTC)

  • Price: ↑ $9,356.07 (2013: $745)
  • CMC rank: - #1 (2013: #1)
  • Github last commit: 2020-07-22
  • Market activity: High

Litecoin (LTC)

  • Price: ↑ $43.73 (2013: $24.07)
  • Rank: ↓ #8 (2013: #2)
  • Github last commit: 2020-04-29
  • Market activity: High

Ripple (XRP)

  • Price: ↑ $0.198012 (2013: $0.027218)
  • Rank: ↓ #4 (2013: #3)
  • Github last commit: 2020-07-08
  • Market activity: High

Omni (OMNI)

  • Price: ↓ $1.68 (2013: $180.40)
  • Rank: ↓ #1022 (2013: #4)
  • Github last commit: 2020-05-07
  • Market activity: Low

Peercoin (PPC)

  • Price: ↓ $0.248647 (2013: $4.28)
  • Rank: ↓ #526 (2013: #5)
  • Github last commit: 2020-05-14
  • Market activity: Low

Nxt (NXT)

  • Price: ↓ $0.011047 (2013: $0.056123)
  • Rank: ↓ #413 (2013: #6)
  • Bitbucket last commit: 2017‑08‑13
  • Market activity: Low

Namecoin (NMC)

  • Price: ↓ $0.381421 (2013: $5.01)
  • Rank: ↓ #564 (2013: #7)
  • Github last commit: 2020-07-20
  • Market activity: Low

Quark (QRK)

  • Price: ↓ $0.025422 (2013: $0.111005)
  • Rank: ↓ #521 (2013: #8)
  • Github last commit: 2019-10-10
  • Market activity: Low

BitShares PTS (PTS)

  • Price: inactive (2013: $20.76)
  • Rank: inactive (2013: #9)
  • Github last commit: inactive
  • Market activity: inactive

WorldCoin (WDC) * data sourced from Coingecko

  • Price: ↓ $0.00084122 (2013: $0.518972 )
  • Rank: ↓ #1267 (2013: #10)
  • Github last commit: 2018-01-24
  • Market activity: low

** Note: data sourced from CMC at 2020-07-22 5AM GMT

Summary

While Bitcoin, Ripple and Litecoin have stuck around in the top 10, the other cryptocurrencies that were in the top in 2013 are left floundering in the bottom tier of the cryptocurrency world.

Thank you for learning with me and hope you have a good rest of the day!


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