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The OG coins

What happened to the OG Crypto coins..


We are checking the ranking of Crypto tokens on December first 2013 just at the height of the bull run and are comparing them to the beginning of September 2023. How did the top 10 fare?



But first it is interesting to show the development of the total Crypto Market cap from start to current state:



Let's review the tokens one by one:


Starting of with the stars of the ranking.


01. Bitcoin

Bitcoin had a price of $955 and with a circulating supply of a bit above 12 Million $BTC, that translated into a marketcap of 11,5 Billion.


Bitcoin is the undisputed king of crypto and even with the forks happening since 2013, Bitcoin still accounts for almost 50% of the total crypto market cap in 2023. Currently with a circulating supply of 19,5 Million out of 21 Million and a price of $25.900 the market cap of Bitcoin alone is more then 500 Billion.


Bitcoins Nr1 ranking is unthreatened at this moment.


Value is up more then 2500%


02. Litecoin

Though Litecoin couldn't maintain its second place ten years after the snapshot, with currently holding position 15, it still held its ground as the cheaper alternative to Bitcoin. It's survival in this volatile market for over 10 years still shows a lot of promise for the future.


Litecoin had a price of $35 and with a circulating supply of a bit above 23,5 Million $LTC, that translated into a marketcap of 817 Million.

LiteCoin has a historical boost around halving with a drop back after. Currently with a circulating supply of 73.6 Million and a price of $64 the market cap of Litecoin is around 4,7 Billion.


The value of LiteCoin has doubled in 10 years, while the supply has trippled.


03. XRP

XRP is the third top 15 token from 2013 that could claim its position as a real OG crypto token. With a current fifth position it is still going strong and with the SEC courtcase result it is probably here to stay.


XRP had a price of $0,05 and with a circulating supply of a bit above 7,8 Billion $XRP, that translated into a marketcap of more then 400 Million.


XRP has had some volatility surrounding the insecurity of the SEC courtcase ruling. But the favorable result has stabilized XRP into a solid top 10 token. Currently with a circulating supply of 53 Billion and a price of $0.5 the market cap of XRP is around 27 Billion.


The value of XRP has increased with 1000% in 10 years, while the supply increased with a factor 7.


04. Peercoin

Peercoin has dropped into the forgotten ranks with a current position of 777 on the Crypto ranking.


PPC had a price of $6,4 and with a circulating supply of a bit close to 21 Million $PPT, that translated into a marketcap of 133 Million.

Currently with a circulating supply of 28,3 Million and a price of $0.3 the market cap of PPT is around 8,7 Million.

With a released update in 2023 the token still seems alive though.


The value of PPT has decreased by 95% in 10 years, while the supply increased with 30%.


05. Namecoin

Namecoin has dropped to a current position of 562 on the Crypto ranking.


NMC had a price of $8,4 and with a circulating supply of a bit close to 7,4 Million $NMC, that translated into a marketcap of 62,6 Million.


The chart has a suspicious look showing that the trading volume only seems to be coming from bots / market makers. No real volume suggesting it might be a dead token even though it still holds a position 562.

Currently with a circulating supply of 14,7 Million and a price of $1,38 the market cap of NMC is around 20,3Million.


The value of NMT has decreased by 85% in 10 years, while the supply has doubled.


06. Quark

Quark has dropped to the dead zone with a current position of 1579 on the Crypto ranking.


QRK had a price of $0,25 and with a circulating supply of a close to 24,5 Million $QRK, that translated into a marketcap of 61 Million.


With a current price of $0,001 we can announce this token deceased and resting at the crypto graveyard

07. MegaCoin

MegaCoin has completely vanished from the Crypto ranking and has no more active listings.


MEC had a price of $1,5 and with a circulating supply of close to 21 Million $MEC, that translated into a marketcap of 31,7 Million.

08. Bitshares

Bitshares used to be called Protonshares and is still hanging in there at around rank 500.


PTS had a price of $24,71 and with a circulating supply of a close to 1 Million $PTS, that translated into a marketcap of 24,5 Million.


Besides a jump in value between 2017 and 2019, the value has been at $0,01 from 2015 onwards.

Currently with a circulating supply of 3 Billion and a price of $0,01 the market cap of BTS is around 32 Million.


The value of NMT has decreased by 50% in 10 years (with 1000x denomination change), while the supply has tripled.


09. Feathercoin

Feathercoin came from nothing end of 2013 and dropped back to nothing soon after currently finding anonimity around rank 1500.


FTC had a price of $0,95 and with a circulating supply of a close to 24,7 Million $FTC, that translated into a marketcap of 24,5 Million.

Besides 2 Pump & Dump episodes Feathercoin has proven to be a pretty much uneventful token.


Currently with a circulating supply of 236 Million and a price of $0,0028 the market cap of FTC is just below 1 Million.


The value of NMT has decreased by 99% in 10 years, while the supply has increased with a factor 10.


10. Primecoin

Primecoin follows the same trend as Feathercoin seemingly being a 1 day fly. Now hovering around rank 1250.


XPM had a price of $5,54 and with a circulating supply of a close to 3,4 Million $XPM, that translated into a marketcap of 18,5 Million.

PrimeCoin looks like a great concept that couldn't get traction and then got lost in the wide variation of Proof of Work chains before Proof of Stake gained more popularity.


Currently with a circulating supply of 46,4 Million and a price of $0,024 the market cap of XPM is just above 1,1 Million.


The value of NMT has decreased by 99% in 10 years, while the supply has increased with a factor 15.


Summary

Not many tokens out of the top 10 could stay strong, but the top 3 is still around in a prime position. Most of the other tokens where simple POW tokens without a clear use case besides being an alternative for Bitcoin. The MarketCap from a top 10 in 2013 would now bring you to position 592 on Coinmarketcap

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