Let’s Play A Crypto Game: If You Invested $100 Into Top 5 Coins, Here’s Your Profit/Loss Percentages
Cryptocurrencies – Which Ten Assets Have Been More Profitable Than All the Rest?
Cryptocurrency projects and the launches of different tokens come with one major downside – there is no way to predict how they will fare over time. The crypto industry does not work in the way that the financial industry does, and there have been many cryptocurrencies that have managed to see impressive profits through the years. This breakdown will show the 10 most profitable cryptocurrencies in the history of the market, according to information gathered from DataLight.
It should come as no surprise that the first cryptocurrency – Bitcoin – tops the list. It started off on an exchange for just 30 cents when it was launched. While the value has risen and dropped several times, it is still almost at $4,000 right now, which no other cryptocurrency can boast. If an investor was lucky enough to be one of the first adopters, they would have seen over 1,300,000% increase on their return.
Ethereum follows behind, seeing an increase of over 68,000% since it was listed for 2 cents when it first joined the market. Now, the price is at $136.61. Dash (DASH) is in the number 3 spot, seeing a 39,509% increase in the time since it has come to market.
In the remaining positions for the most profitable coins, the return on a $100 investment would have resulted in the following profits
4. Binance Coin (BNB): $13,218
5. Ripple (XRP): $6,254
6. Stellar Lumens (XLM): $3,377
7. Monero (XMR): $2,045
8. Litecoin (LTC): $1,320
9. Tron (TRX): $1,140
10. EOS (EOS): $357
There is no way to examine these profitable cryptocurrencies without also addressing the asses that have seen the biggest losses. Right now, according to DataLight, the greatest losses have been seen by Zcash (ZEC), Bitcoin Gold (BTG) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH). Though ZEC originally traded at $4,293 in 2016, the current price demonstrates almost a 99% loss in value. Still, as supply increased, its position with CoinMarketCap’s ranking by market cap rose as well.