Cryptocurrencies all across the market have been suffering major downside since the crash. The crypto market saw a couple of hundred billions shaved off its market cap following this. Bitcoin, Ethereum, and others have all seen their value decline significantly in the space of a week . However, in all of this, some digital assets have been hit harder than others. This report takes a look at those cryptocurrencies.
Metaverse Tokens Take A Hit
The crypto market’s recent decline has been characterized by bloody streets. As expected, bitcoin’s 52% decline from its all-time high has dragged down other digital assets with it. Ethereum, the second largest cryptocurrency by market cap, is down 54% from its own all-time high. While these cryptocurrencies have seen major downsides, others have managed even more dips since then.
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Metaverse tokens which made a big splash when social media giant Facebook announced it was rebranding to Meta and entering the metaverse space, have borne some of the largest weight from the crash. These tokens which rallied to multiple all-time highs in the last couple of months have declined as high as 68% from their all-time highs.
Metaverse tokens take some of the biggest hit | Source: Arcane Research
MANA, SAND, and AXIE are some of the most popular metaverse tokens and have grown a lot in price in accordance with their popularity. However, with the market crash, they have not been able to hold up well. All of these tokens have lost over 68% since they hit their all-time highs. All three met averse tokens are down, trading at $2.27, $3.27, and $52.66 respectively.
What About Layer 1 Cryptocurrencies?
Layer 1 cryptocurrencies also took a major hit but have seen a more varied performance when compared to the metaverse tokens. Heavy hitter like Solana (SOL) and Cardano (ADA) were some of the hardest hit Layer 1 cryptocurrencies, both of them going the way of the metaverse tokens with over 68% losses since their various all-time highs. Other lesser known Layer 1 tokens have a different story though.
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FTM, ONE, ATOM, and Near, popularly referred to as the FOAN, made a splash while others were suffering. Each one of these cryptocurrencies have managed to outperform the market in a time where altcoins are dumping in response to bitcoin’s decline.
A look at decentralized finance (DeFi) paints a sadder story. This space that has brought finance products closer to the average investor saw some of the highest declines. Tokens from this space have recorded as high as 80% decline since their all-time highs .
The crypto market has managed to hold up against the crash but not before losing substantial value. In total, the crypto market is now down 50% from its all-time high. It now sits at $1.686 trillion at the time of this writing.
Crypto market cap crumbles to $1.6 trillion | Source: Crypto Total Market Cap on TradingView.com
Featured image from Bitcoin Magazine, charts from Arcane Research and TradingView.com