Crypto market as a whole is bearish, particularly the top 20. The DJ30 (+0.68%) and SPX500 (+0.64%) hit fresh highs yesterday in the first trading session of 2022. The NASDAQ100 (+1.2%) also closed higher. Tesla was the standout performer on the SPX500, advancing 13.5% after smashing analysts’ sales expectations.
Most of the top 20 by market cap have lost value, with Polkadot and Algorand being exceptions in the top 12. Solana dropped more than 3%, Cardano and BNB were down more than 2.5% and XRP slid more than 2%. Bitcoin was trading above $46,000, down approximately 1.5% at time of writing.
The live NEAR Protocol price today is $17 with a 24-hour trading volume of $1.4 billion. NEAR Protocol, which ranks 15th, is up almost 20% in the last 24 hours.
Fantom, ranking at #19, was trading at $2.89 at the time of writing. It is up 19% in the last 24 hours. It is relentless as it corrects its previous pullback. It has been on a constant bull run since December 13, 2021, and analysts believe it will reclaim its ATH of $3 before the end of January.
Another winner is ATOM, the token of Cosmos. Its price today is just over $39 with a 24-hour trading volume of $2 billion. Its native token, ATOM, is up 10% in the last 24 hours.
Hathor is the biggest top 100 winner today with gains of 25%. It arranges its transactions in a DAG – outside the blocks – which are confirmed by the blocks. This design reportedly allows Hathor to be highly scalable and decentralized. Hathor aims to tackle the complexity of creating a new token. Tokens in the network will reportedly operate with the same scalability and security parameters as the native HTR token.
Ravencoin is second with gains of 17%. It is a digital peer-to-peer network that aims to implement a use case specific blockchain, designed to efficiently handle asset transfer between parties.
Velas and Secret both gained 13% today. Velas bills itself as the world’s fastest EVM blockchain, enabling up to 75 000 tx/s, processed instantly, with high security and low cost. Secret is the native token of Secret Network, a blockchain with data privacy for smart contracts by default, allowing you to build and use applications that are both permissionless and privacy-preserving. This functionality protects users, secures applications, and unlocks hundreds of never-before-possible use cases for Web3.
Akash is the world’s first decentralized cloud computing marketplace, and the DeCloud for DeFi. It is also up 13% today. Tezos has gained 12% in the last 24 hours.
Saitama, a community-driven token and platform that wants to develop solutions to educate the next generation of investors and make crypto simple and safe for everyone, is up almost 50% today. It started as a meme coin, but eventually expanded beyond that. It’s surging on news of a potential Binance listing.
Shuna Inuverse, a next gen gaming NFT utility initiative, is the biggest trending coin of the day with value growth of 831%.