From 2021 to 2022, the number of cryptocurrencies had more than doubled in a single year. By the end of 2021, the crypto market was adding almost 1,000 new currencies every month.
While there are now more than 9,310 cryptocurrencies available in November 2022, that number is down from the highs set earlier in the year. Since February 2022, the number of cryptocurrencies has fallen by 11%.
In February 2022, there were more than 10,397 cryptocurrencies, an all-time high, in circulation. Since then, about 1,100 cryptocurrencies have fallen off the market.
Number Of Digital Coins Fall For The First Time Since August 2021
The number of digital coins nearly doubled in 2021. The number of cryptocurrencies on the market reached a high of 6,044 cryptocurrencies in July 2021.
In August, the number of cryptocurrencies on the market fell for the first time, dropping four percent from its July peak. However, the market rebounded and began an upward trend shortly after, reaching a new high of 6,826 cryptocurrencies by October 2021.
The crash in November 2022 was two times as large as the decline in August 2021. It took almost three months for the market to bounce back, which could mean that crypto fans might see the number of digital tokens increase in the middle of 2023.
Top-20 Cryptocurrencies Make Up 90% Of The Total Crypto Market
While it’s not hard to introduce a new cryptocurrency to the market, most successful cryptocurrencies still have a purpose or goal. Developers from successful tokens like Bitcoin use cryptocurrencies in conjunction with blockchain technology to solve real-world problems.
In fact, the top 20 cryptocurrencies make up 90% of the total crypto market.
Check out the chart for a breakdown of the top 20 cryptocurrencies by market cap below.
Rank Name Symbol Price (USD) Market Cap
1 Bitcoin BTC 16,116.80 $310.98B
2 Ethereum ETH 1,119.85 $138.17B
3 Tether USDT 0.9989 $65.45B
4 USD Coin USDC 1.001 $44.18B
5 BNB BNB 263.01 $42.28B
6 Binance USD BUSD 1.001 $22.79B
7 XRP XRP 0.3715 $18.69B
8 Cardano ADA 0.3097 $10.79B
9 Dogecoin DOGE 0.077294 $10.36B
10 Polygon MATIC 0.847 $7.47B
11 Polkadot DOT 5.24 $6.08B
12 Dai DAI 0.9998 $5.84B
13 Litecoin LTC 68.84 $4.99B
14 Shiba Inu SHIB 0.00000861 $4.76B
15 TRON TRX 0.050261 $4.65B
16 Solana SOL 11.756 $4.31B
17 Uniswap UNI 5.2701 $4.05B
18 Wrapped Bitcoin WBTC 15,966.10 $3.80B
19 Avalanche AVAX 12.17 $3.69B
20 UNUS SED LEO LEO 3.8161 $3.64B