These Were The Ten Best Performing Cryptocurrencies Of 2021

2021 was a record year for the crypto market, which briefly reached $3 trillion in November. Bitcoin and Ether, the two largest cryptocurrencies by market capitalization, hit all-time highs in the past year, while many other altcoins, such as dogecoin, have gained immense popularity. Let’s take a look at the ten best performing cryptocurrencies for 2021.

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Top 10 Performing Cryptocurrencies for 2021

For our list of the top ten performing cryptocurrencies for 2021, we used return data from coinmarketcap.com. Here are the ten best performing cryptocurrencies for 2021:

  1. Decentraland (MANA: >3,900%)

Launched in 2017, it is a virtual reality platform that enables users to develop, use and monetize content and applications. Decentraland uses two tokens: MANA and LAND. MANA, which is the ERC-20 token, needs to be burned to get the non-fungible ERC-721 LAND tokens. Also, users can use MANA tokens for transactions in the Decentraland marketplace, such as purchasing avatars, wearables, and more. MANA has increased in value by more than 3% in 30 days and is currently trading around $3.12. It has an all-time high of $5.90 (November 2021) and an all-time low of $0.007883 (October 2017).

  1. Harmony (single: >5,500%)

Harmony is a blockchain platform that supports the development and use of DApps (Decentralized Applications). It aims to innovate the way DApps work by focusing on random state segmentation. ONE is up over 59% in 30 days and is currently trading around $0.3218. It has an all-time high of $0.3798 (October 2021) and an all-time low of $0.001257 (March 2020).

  1. Kadena (KDA: >8900%)

Kadena offers a hybrid blockchain platform that features the only public network with a common and scalable first layer. It aims to address the challenges of Bitcoin scaling, as well as the security issues of Ethereum. The KDA is up over 4% in 30 days and is currently trading around $9.42. It has an all-time high of $28.25 (November 2021) and an all-time low of $0.1213 (January 2021).

  1. Solana (SOL: >9,400%)

Launched in March 2020, it uses a permissionless feature of blockchain technology to offer DeFi (Decentralized Finance) solutions. Solana protocol facilitates the creation of a DApp (Decentralized Application) and improves scalability. SOL is down more than 8% in 30 days and is currently trading around $138.46. It has an all-time high of $260.06 (November 2021) and an all-time low of $0.5052 (May 2020).

  1. Phantom (FTM: >13.100%)

Launched in 2019, it is a DAG (Directed Non-Periodic Graph) smart contract platform that provides DeFi (Decentralized Finance) services to developers. Fantom aims to address issues related to smart contract platforms, specifically transaction speed. The FTM is currently trading around $2.75. It has an all-time high of $3.48 (October 2021) and an all-time low of $0.001953 (March 2020).

  1. Earth (Moon: >13700%)

Launched in April 2019, it uses stablecoins pegged to fiat currencies to power price-stable global payment systems. The original Terra token helps stabilize the price of the protocol’s stablecoin. LUNA is up about 1% in 30 days and is currently trading at around $70.96. It has an all-time high of $103.33 (December 2021) and an all-time low of $0.1201 (March 2020).

  1. Polygon (Matic: >14600%)

Launched in October 2017, it is the first well-organized and easy-to-use platform for Ethereum scaling and infrastructure development. Polygon was formerly known as Matic Network. Its native token MATIC is used in payment services on Polygon. MATIC stock is down more than 12% in 30 days and is currently trading around $2.15. It has an all-time high of $2.92 (December 2021) and an all-time low of $0.003012 (May 2019).

  1. Axie Infinity (AXS: >16,200%)

Created in 2018, it is a blockchain-based commercial and battling game that is partially owned and operated by its players. Similar to games like Pokemon And Tamagotchi, Axie Infinity allows players to breed, breed, battle, and also trade token-based objects, called Axies. AXS stock is down more than 32% in 30 days and is currently trading around $73.10. It has an all-time high of $165.37 (November 2021) and an all-time low of $0.1234 (November 2020).

  1. Sandbox (Sand: >16300%)

Launched in 2011, it is a blockchain-based virtual world that enables members to create, build, buy and sell digital assets in the form of a game. The SAND utility token helps facilitate transactions on the platform. SAND stock is down more than 5% in 30 days and is currently trading around $4.86. It has an all-time high of $8.44 (November 2021) and an all-time low of $0.02894 (November 2020).

  1. Gala (Gala: >45000%)

Launched in 2019, Gala aims to create “blockchain games you will really want to play.” It wants to use blockchain technology to give players control over games and in-game assets. Members can use NFTs (non-fungible tokens) to influence the management of games within the Gala Games ecosystem. GALA is down more than 24% in 30 days and is currently trading around $0.3512. It has an all-time high of $0.8367 (November 2021) and an all-time low of $0.000151 (December 2020).

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