Cryptocurrency markets: Top 10 coins with greatest 24-hour change 3 Jan 2018

Harry Tucker 3 January 2018

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Tron, Steem and more. Here are all the biggest crypto movers over the last 24 hours.

While 2017 was the year of bitcoin, it's looking like 2018 will be the year of the altcoin as other currencies begin to be noticed off the back of bitcoin's hype.

These are the biggest movers over the last day.

1. XTRABYTES (XBY) +98%

Priced currently at $0.6 per coin, XBY has skyrocketed after it was announced the coin will soon be listed on Kucoin, pushing the coin closer to the mainstream. Development for the blockchain platform also took another step this week as a new testnet was opened.

2. KuCoin Shares (KCS) +82%

KuCoin is actually the Ethereum based token for the Kucoin exchange. Its price has risen sharply after a few new currencies were added to the exchange, including XTRABYTES and RaiBlocks. The exchange also announced earlier today that it has reached over 8000 BTC in daily trading volume – or roughly US$119 million.
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3. RChain (RHOC) +69%

There have been no real major news announcements with RChain, with some hype around it growing fast on Kucoin. It's one of the examples that can show how volatile the crypto market can be, spiking almost 70% for no real reason.

4. Aion (AION) +61%

Many fans of Aion think it has the potential to become the next Ethereum due to the fact that it can do all the things Ethereum can, plus it can work with other blockchains. Yesterday the dev team behind Aion said they will announce their testnet this week.
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5. Enigma +58%

The coin has skyrocketed over the last two days after a couple of influential crypto community members, including Eric Choe, gave it a 700% chain to gain rating.

6. Steem (STEEM) +57%

Like Enigma, a popular investment figure gave the coin a recommendation. This time it was Trading View, which gave Steem a 3300% profit potential.

7. Tron (TRON) +51%

Significant news came out overnight from the founder of Tron, Justin Sun, with Sun claiming that they have signed up huge partnerships with NASDAQ-listed companies and that some have platforms with over 100 million users.

8. Storm (STORM) +47%

This jump came after Storm broke into the top 100 for market cap. You often see those who just break in have a short spike as speculative buyers look to try and jump onto what they hope will be a big wave.

9. Dent (DENT) +32%

Dent appears to be slightly over-correcting itself after it dropped 15% just a few days ago. Dent will also be listed this week on the Qryptos platform which has brought a bit more hype around the coin.

10. Ardor (ARDR) +27%

Ardor had a massive December, and that looks as though it might keep growing. Ardor itself is a blockchain-as-a-service-platform, offering blockchain facilities to other providers. It has had several big coins and companies come off it, including NXT which is becoming increasingly popular. When those other coins go up, Ardor's value will probably increase too.

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