Top Ten Crypto Assets of 2017 (hint: Bitcoin is NOT on the list)

Crypto Assets

Oh I know, looking ahead and forecasting what 2018 will bring is so……..well, trendy. BUT lets look at what happened LAST year. And, since no one ever remembers, I picked all of these perfectly of course (I wish). So, you think bitcoin was hot? Ha! Check these cryptoassets. Will these names continue to rock? Will there be new names we will talk about at the end of 2018? Read more at FintekNews and be in the know (ad sponsored by me)
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“Bitcoin’s value grew by more than 1,000% in 2017, but that wasn’t enough to even place it among the 10 best-performing cryptoassets of the year.

In a breakout year for cryptocurrency trading, the biggest winners were Ripple, which is touted as a new kind of payment system for banks, along with less familiar names like NEM, Ardor, and Dash. Here are the top 10 cryptoassets of 2017—plus bitcoin, which came in 14th place:

Cryptoassets include standalone cryptocurrencies as well as tokens issued on the ethereum blockchain. Our ranking is based on a comparison of the yearlong gains made by the 10 most valuable cryptoassets as of Jan. 1, 2018, as measured by data provider CoinMarketcap.

Cryptoassets include standalone cryptocurrencies as well as tokens issued on the ethereum blockchain. Our ranking is based on a comparison of the yearlong gains made by the 10 most valuable cryptoassets as of Jan. 1, 2018, as measured by data provider CoinMarketcap.

Cryptoassets include standalone cryptocurrencies as well as tokens issued on the ethereum blockchain. Our ranking is based on a comparison of the yearlong gains made by the 10 most valuable cryptoassets as of Jan. 1, 2018, as measured by data provider CoinMarketcap.

Ripple’s big gains—it rose an astonishing 36,000%—came largely at the tail end of the year…

Bitcoin fares slightly better when compared against rival cryptocurrencies, meaning tokens with their own blockchains. This excludes tokens issued through so-called initial coin offerings (ICOs), which were a craze last year. Bitcoin makes it to eighth place in this ranking, although it’s still trounced by ethereum and litecoin…


Full Story at Quartz.com