Loss: $162.4 billion


World’s first cryptocurrency lost more than the existing market cap of whole cryptocurrency market ($131 billion) in 2018. The market-cap of bitcoin on January 1 was over $229 billion, which dropped to $66.7 billion on December 29 in spite of an upsurge in circulating supply. Nevertheless, it still is the leading and most prevalent cryptocurrency.

Image result for cryptocurrencies that lost the most in 2018




Loss: $77.6 billion


XRP by Ripple was the second major failure in 2018 taking a hit of around $78 billion in its value. Its market cap tanked to around $15 billion on December 29 from $92 billion on January 1. The difference can be greater if we contemplate its year high valuation of $131 billion.




Loss: $60 billion


Ethereum began the year with a market cap over $74 billion. It got to a high of $135 billion in January. Nevertheless, market-wide slump resulted in its value to lessen to somewhat over $14 billion at the end of December.


Bitcoin Cash

Loss: $38 billion

A hard fork of bitcoin lost more than 92% of its market cap in 2018. It started the year valued at $41 and is presently worth around $3 billion.



Loss: $17.8 billion

Presently the 11th major cryptocurrency suffered the fifth major loss among major cryptocurrencies over the year. The cryptocurrency was started last year and soon zoomed to a valuation of $19 billion at the beginning of 2018. It moreover climbed to be worth $29 billion in late January. Nevertheless, at the end of year, at $1 billion its valuation is a fraction of that at its prime.

Image result for cryptocurrencies that lost the most in 2018


Loss: $10.6 billion

One of the most promising cryptocurrency of last year saw its valuation spiral down to below $2 billion at the end of this year. The currency lost more than $10 billion in valuation during the year.



Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *