The Top 10 Cryptocurrencies Throughout The Years

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The historical top 10 cryptocurrencies (2014-2022) 📊

Rank201420152016201720182019202020212022
1Bitcoin Price (BTC)Bitcoin Price (BTC)Bitcoin Price (BTC)Bitcoin Price (BTC)Bitcoin Price (BTC)Bitcoin Price (BTC)Bitcoin Price (BTC)Bitcoin Price (BTC)Bitcoin Price (BTC)
2Litecoin Price (LTC)XRPXRPETHXRPETHETHETHETH
3XRPLitecoin Price (LTC)Litecoin Price (LTC)XRPETHXRPXRPUSDTBNB
4PPCXPYETHLitecoin Price (LTC)BCHBCHUSDTLitecoin Price (LTC)USDT
5OMNIBTSDASHXMRADAEOSBCHXRPSolana logo.png
6NXTMAIDDOGEETCXEMLitecoin Price (LTC)Litecoin Price (LTC)Polkadot (DOT) Logo Transparent - PNG File Free DownloadADA
7NMCNXTPPCDASHLitecoin Price (LTC)XLMEOSBCHUSDC
8BTSXLMBTSREPTRXUSDTBNBADAXRP
9QRKDOGEXLMMAIDXLMBitcoinSVBitcoinSVBNBLUNC
10MECPPCNXTSTEEMMIOTATRXXMRLINKPolkadot (DOT) Logo Transparent - PNG File Free Download

Some quick data ✨

  • Bitcoin has stayed as the #1 cryptocurrency consistently
  • Ripple/XRP has consistently been in the top 10
  • Though not consistently in the #2 spot, Ethereum stayed in the top 10 consistently after it was launched in July 2015
  • Litecoin was consistently in the top 10 from 2014 to 2021 but fell off the list in 2022
  • Omni, PayCoin, Quark, Megacoin, Ethereum Classic, Steem, IOTA, Augur, NEM, and Chainlink have only been in the top 10 once in all 9 years prior to 2022

January 2014

RankNameSymbolMarket CapPrice
1Bitcoin BitcoinBTC$11,379,661,042.38$933.53
2Litecoin LitecoinLTC$659,900,583.81$26.83
3XRP XRPXRP$197,241,280.51$0.02523
4Peercoin PeercoinPPC$152,073,508.09$7.23
5Omni OmniOMNI$110,826,236.25$178.90
6Nxt NxtNXT$63,360,014.02$0.06336
7Namecoin NamecoinNMC$60,232,061.64$7.84
8BitShares PTS BitShares PTSPTS$24,630,584.87$19.31
9Quark QuarkQRK$21,670,928.49$0.08771
10Megacoin MegacoinMEC$18,931,093.85$0.8765
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January 2015

RankNameSymbolMarket CapPrice
1Bitcoin BitcoinBTC$3,616,325,669.88$264.20
2XRP XRPXRP$586,350,663.43$0.01893
3Litecoin LitecoinLTC$69,101,167.20$1.96
4PayCoin PayCoinXPY$53,186,750.90$4.31
5BitShares BitSharesBTS$34,255,564.35$0.01371
6MaidSafeCoin MaidSafeCoinMAID$18,266,242.67$0.04036
7Nxt NxtNXT$16,068,879.42$0.01607
8Stellar StellarXLM$15,717,689.11$0.004416
9Dogecoin DogecoinDOGE$15,405,093.44$0.0001583
10Peercoin PeercoinPPC$10,115,663.80$0.4601
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January 2016

RankNameSymbolMarket CapPrice
1Bitcoin BitcoinBTC$6,467,437,079.85$430.01
2XRP XRPXRP$201,799,631.27$0.006017
3Litecoin LitecoinLTC$152,873,521.20$3.48
4Ethereum EthereumETH$73,843,277.55$0.9719
5Dash DashDASH$19,794,713.11$3.24
6Dogecoin DogecoinDOGE$14,940,681.50$0.0001458
7Peercoin PeercoinPPC$9,756,958.98$0.4263
8BitShares BitSharesBTS$8,591,687.58$0.003386
9Stellar StellarXLM$8,436,464.84$0.001744
10Nxt NxtNXT$6,863,998.34$0.006864
Coinmarketcap

January 2017

RankNameSymbolMarket CapPrice
1Bitcoin BitcoinBTC$16,050,414,525.76$998.33
2Ethereum EthereumETH$715,049,311.31$8.17
3XRP XRPXRP$231,408,729.09$0.006368
4Litecoin LitecoinLTC$221,718,485.96$4.51
5Monero MoneroXMR$190,983,552.40$13.97
6Ethereum Classic Ethereum ClassicETC$122,202,803.82$1.40
7Dash DashDASH$78,524,019.74$11.23
8Augur AugurREP$43,994,859.70$4.00
9MaidSafeCoin MaidSafeCoinMAID$43,862,002.88$0.09692
10Steem SteemSTEEM$36,999,609.61$0.1612
Coinmarketcap

January 2018

RankNameSymbolMarket CapPrice
1Bitcoin BitcoinBTC$276,634,593,972.51$16,477.59
2XRP XRPXRP$130,853,590,978.56$3.38
3Ethereum EthereumETH$111,670,506,535.05$1,153.17
4Bitcoin Cash Bitcoin CashBCH$47,096,266,034.81$2,786.88
5Cardano CardanoADA$26,147,944,637.95$1.01
6NEM NEMXEM$16,584,480,283.80$1.84
7Litecoin LitecoinLTC$15,766,509,797.32$288.45
8TRON TRONTRX$13,126,926,719.67$0.1997
9Stellar StellarXLM$12,508,160,612.42$0.6996
10IOTA IOTAMIOTA$11,314,255,332.03$4.07
Coinmarketcap

January 2019

RankNameSymbolMarket CapPrice
1Bitcoin BitcoinBTC$71,206,795,852.79$4,076.63
2Ethereum EthereumETH$16,442,429,109.11$157.75
3XRP XRPXRP$15,028,369,642.24$0.3684
4Bitcoin Cash Bitcoin CashBCH$2,928,444,441.06$166.84
5EOS EOSEOS$2,605,701,210.90$2.88
6Litecoin LitecoinLTC$2,354,185,201.46$39.30
7Stellar StellarXLM$2,306,881,891.24$0.1204
8Tether TetherUSDT$1,910,347,640.98$1.02
9Bitcoin SV Bitcoin SVBSV$1,586,211,999.90$90.38
10TRON TRONTRX$1,533,052,180.50$0.023
Coinmarketcap

January 2020

RankNameSymbolMarket CapPrice
1Bitcoin BitcoinBTC$134,469,548,249.08$7,411.32
2Ethereum EthereumETH$14,875,569,429.66$136.28
3XRP XRPXRP$8,474,172,239.53$0.1955
4Tether TetherUSDT$4,133,500,727.77$1.01
5Bitcoin Cash Bitcoin CashBCH$4,080,035,773.48$224.10
6Litecoin LitecoinLTC$2,778,396,524.61$43.55
7EOS EOSEOS$2,559,643,917.93$2.70
8Binance Coin Binance CoinBNB$2,194,781,442.97$14.11
9Bitcoin SV Bitcoin SVBSV$2,003,156,469.14$110.87
10Monero MoneroXMR$940,587,960.20$54.10
Coinmarketcap

January 2021

RankNameSymbolMarket CapPrice
1Bitcoin BitcoinBTC$609,409,213,147.03$32,782.02
2Ethereum EthereumETH$111,309,985,610.91$975.51
3Tether TetherUSDT$21,340,101,768.04$1.00
4Litecoin LitecoinLTC$10,610,100,156.81$160.19
5XRP XRPXRP$10,254,417,776.80$0.2258
6Polkadot PolkadotDOT$8,995,148,461.43$10.03
7Bitcoin Cash Bitcoin CashBCH$7,845,655,333.38$421.79
8Cardano CardanoADA$6,377,915,101.91$0.205
9Binance Coin Binance CoinBNB$5,942,182,740.66$41.15
10Chainlink ChainlinkLINK$5,453,374,284.89$13.65
Coinmarketcap

January 2022

RankNameSymbolMarket CapPrice
1Bitcoin BitcoinBTC$895,688,387,523.14$47,345.22
2Ethereum EthereumETH$455,713,570,380.85$3,829.57
3Binance Coin Binance CoinBNB$88,637,570,485.46$531.40
4Tether TetherUSDT$78,373,882,136.14$1.00
5Solana SolanaSOL$54,552,495,291.77$176.38
6Cardano CardanoADA$46,129,061,735.77$1.38
7USD Coin USD CoinUSDC$42,562,534,941.23$0.9998
8XRP XRPXRP$40,838,984,413.81$0.8591
9Terra TerraLUNA$32,335,168,164.92$89.37
10Polkadot PolkadotDOT$29,361,884,232.15$29.73
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