December 27, 20172min1006

A Look Back At 2017 in Crypto

With only a few days left in the year 2017, it’s time to look back at how far we’ve come in the crypto world since this time last year.

While bitcoin grabbed the most headlines in 2017, it’s not been the best performer by any measure. While impressive at 18x growth, it’s fairly paltry compared to Ethereum’s 106x, Litecoin’s 64x or Ripple’s 206x multiplier.

Continuing down the list there’s more good news for all top token hodlers from 2016.

Perhaps surprising, the top 12 coin which brought the biggest gains in the past 365 days has been NEM with a 264x multiplier.

On the other hand, the most “disappointing” coin has been Iconomi, which fell from 12th place all the way to 82nd and only returned an 8x gain to its investors.

In case you’re wondering, if you had invested €1,000 in each of the top 12 coins on 25th December 2016, your coins would be worth €927,000 today. That’s 7725% return on investment. Not too shabby.

Congratulations to Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, Dash, NEM and Monero, which have managed to hold on to top spots and (ignoring Bitcoin forks) welcome to the newcomers to top 12 IOTA, Cardano, EOS, NEO & Stellar.

As we enter 2018 with great excitement and trepidation, it will be fascinating to see what this chart looks at the end of December 2018.

Good luck to everyone with your picks of future top coins.

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