Half of 2019 has already passed and the crypto market was very active in the first half of this year. December 2018 saw considerable lows, so most of the market has fared well this year. Some tokens, however, were not so lucky.
The Biggest Crypto Winners Of 2019
It is well-known that 2018 was the year of the “crypto winter”, which is how some people called the bear market that happened last year. The whole year saw a huge bearish decline and many investors decided to leave the crypto trading world.
However, the situation was changed this year. From April onwards, most of the strongest tokens in the market were revived and their prices went up fast. Even unknown tokens were able to get their prices boosted by over 300%.
The top winner of the year was, obviously, Binance Coin (BNB), though. Binance’s token was able to go up 521% this year, much more than Bitcoin did. Other lucky tokens were Chainlink (LINK), which increased by 510%, Ravencoin (RVN) by 379%, Ignis (IGNIS) by 357% and Litecoin (LTC) by 345%.
While this does not mean that the all-time high of these companies was (LTC is still down by 64% when compared to December 2017), they increased a lot this year, which is considered important.
Other notable runs this year include Holo (HOT), Everex (EVX), Zcoin (XZC), Ripio (RCN) and Enjin (ENJ), all considerably obscure tokens which increased their prices by at least 169 to 282% this year.
EOS was able to grow 164%, followed by Bitcoin Cash, which had a growth of 158%. Bitcoin Core has “only” grown 150% this year, but the numbers are fairly great considering that it is the most obvious choice in the market.
Bundles of different tokens also saw a considerably high return this year. For instance, a basket with BTC, ETH, BCH, LTC and ETC saw an increase of 67% in price this year.
Most tokens are still considerably far from their all-time highs, though, this is also certain. The king Bitcoin is still 54% from its December 2017 price and Ripple is still down by 89%. Ethereum has also not recuperated a lot, so it is around 81% down, too. EOS is down 70%, XLM is down 87%, LTC is down 64% and BCH is down 81%.
The Biggest Crypto Losers Of 2019
Most of the real losers, however, are unknown tokens. The unlucky winner of the loser category is Counterparty (XCP). The token is down by 77% in a year in which almost no other token is faring this bad.
Other really bad altcoins were Dentacoin (DCN) which is down by 70%, Salt (SALT) down by 54%, Substratum (SUB) down by 50%, Namecoin (NMC) down by 49%, Quakchain (QKC) down by 47%, HXRO down by 45% and Factom (FCT) down by 42%.
You probably never heard of any of these, though, right? Waves, Bitcoin Private and Spankchain were the other worst assets that you may have heard about.
What about the future, now? It is hard to say, but we can still affirm that at least the current trend is bullish. Because of this, you should expect most tokens to increase their price (even if less than they did in the last three months) or at least to maintain their prices.