Cryptocurrency crash: Biggest losers and winners 22 February 2018

Posted: 22 February 2018 11:28 am

Some major coins are still posting significant gains despite a bearish day on the market.

With 24-hour prices red across the board, it's looking like a bearish day for cryptocurrency. But there are some gains posted, with an upwards readjustment at the time of writing.

All changes are based on CoinMarketCap prices in the last 24 hours at the time of writing, and only coins in the top 100 by market cap are included.

The biggest winners

The biggest gains in the last 24 hours include:

1. Dent (DENT) – up 21%

Dent wireless might be the biggest winner today, up over 20% against a backdrop of red. Some people might be seeing the future in this blockchain based phone data sharing system.

2. Nano (NANO) – up 9%

Nano's up 9% in the last 24 hours, rising as high as... US$7.80.

It's still a far cry from its all-time highs above $30 and still well below its price before the BitGrail incident. But it might still be a nice surprise for the believers and a sign that people reckon it's undervalued.

3. Monero (XMR) – up 6.4%

The original and best-known privacy coin is rising today. With use cases including criminal financing, North Korean blackmarket purchases and hiding assets during a divorce, it might actually be one of the more reliable tokens out there.

4. Cindicator (CND) – up 4.6%

"77,000+ decentralized financial analysts enhanced by artificial intelligence" to help apply a bit of high tech crowd wisdom to financial services.

The biggest losers

There's a lot more red on the board than green.

1. ZClassic (ZCL) – down 16.4%

A fork of Zcash. This token is designed to be a privacy coin, keeping transactions quick, cheap and anonymous. Maybe the market's favouring Monero for its anonymity needs.

2. ZCoin (XZC) – down 16.1%

Not a fork of Zcash. This token is designed to be a privacy coin, keeping transactions quick, cheap and anonymous. Maybe the market's favouring Monero for its anonymity needs.

3. Lisk (LSK) – down 13.3%

A token designed to enable the building of blockchain sidechains with the common and user-friendly JavaScript.

The drop might indicate a bit of disappointment in Lisk's recent "major announcement" which turned out to simply be a rebranding and logo change.

4. Dentacoin (DCN) – down 12.5%

Not to be confused with DENT. Dentacoin is a mildly controversial blockchain solution for dentists.

5. RChain (RHOC) – down 12%

A sharded smart contract platform that executes its contracts off the main blockchain, designed for extreme scalability.

By the numbers, it's also the fifth most volatile major cryptocurrency.

Disclaimer: This information should not be interpreted as an endorsement of cryptocurrency or any specific provider, service or offering. It is not a recommendation to trade. Cryptocurrencies are speculative, complex and involve significant risks – they are highly volatile and sensitive to secondary activity. Performance is unpredictable and past performance is no guarantee of future performance. Consider your own circumstances, and obtain your own advice, before relying on this information. You should also verify the nature of any product or service (including its legal status and relevant regulatory requirements) and consult the relevant Regulators' websites before making any decision. Finder, or the author, may have holdings in the cryptocurrencies discussed.

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Disclosure: At the time of writing the author holds ETH, IOTA, ICX, VEN, XLM, NANO, SALT, BTC

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