Given the meteoric rise in the value of the cryptocurrency market since the turn of the year, one might assume every major altcoin recorded growth in the six months since January 1st.
Yet a glance at the year-to-date figures for coins in the crypto market cap top 100 tells a different story. Many household-name cryptocurrencies are in the red for 2019, while the year’s best performers so far are mostly small-cap tokens which catapulted onto the scene during the past six months.
Here are the five best and worst performers of the year so far.
Crypto Winners in 2019
Egretia (EGT): +15,455%
This little-known altcoin burst onto the scene in mid-June, when a 170% weekly surge sent it marching into the market cap top hundred. Self-described as “the world’s first HTML5 blockchain engine and platform”, EGT is 2019’s best performer by a mile.
From January 1st’s starting point of $0.000342, the value of EGT has done nothing but soar – climbing to $0.053200 at the time of writing.
That amounts to ridiculous 15,455% gains, and leaves EGT ranked 42nd in the world. Egretia is an Ethereum-based token, overseen by Egret Technology, a publicly traded company out of China.
Clipper Coin (CCCX): +2,905%
Clipper Coin (CCCX) launched in mid-2018, bearing the promise of bringing professional financial services to the blockchain. That includes setting up a standardized rating system for ICO launches to provide “objective project valuations”.
The evolution of ICOs into IEOs in the meantime hasn’t stopped Clipper Coin’s growth. CCCX is up 2,905% for the year, climbing from a token price of $0.000597 up to $0.017404.
CCCX only just makes this list by virtue of being ranked 100th by market cap – a position which changes hands regularly.