Altcoins have become a major driver of the thriving crypto market, which briefly topped a $3 trillion cap this year, with shiba inu and other cryptos leading in popularity growth and value, according to analysis released this week.

Bitcoin is still the largest crypto with about 42% volume dominance and a $1.1 trillion market cap, and its skyrocketing value has captured funds and attention from retail and institutional investors.

“And while BTC is undoubtedly still the king of cryptos, there are thousands of other tokens and coins, some of which have actually enjoyed higher surges of popularity and value than BTC has in the last year,” said BrokerChooser, in a report.

​​The business, which hosts reviews of brokers in 227 nations and territories, said it compared interest via Google search data and price in terms of US dollars between Sept. 2020 and Sept. 2021 for the 50 most recent biggest crypto coins.

Shiba inu rose the most by each measure, with its value increasing by 2.4 million percent over a year’s period ended Sept. 2021. A new rally shot shiba inu to the 11th spot among the world’s most valuable cryptos, a position that has since dipped slightly, to 12th place, according to CoinGecko.

Dogecoin price increased by 9,567% growth this year.

“Envisaged as being a fun and light-hearted crypto to poke fun at the growing world of crypto, dogecoin ended up producing its own community and taking off in a big way, particularly after being routinely mentioned by Elon Musk on Twitter,” said BrokerChooser, noting the Tesla boss has stated dogecoin is part of his personal portfolio.

Behind dogecoin was Terra, which trades as LUNA, with its price increase of 6,496% to $31.66 in Sep. The token, created by South Korean firm Terraform Labs, is used for staking and governance on a decentralized financial payment network that powers a basket of stablecoins for cross-border transactions.

Terra’s price “exploded” in Jan. when it raised $25 million in a funding round from Coinbase Ventures, Pantera Capital, Galaxy Digital, and others, stated BrokerChooser.

Author: Scott Dowdy

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