New Top 10 Contender Surges 39% as Memecoin Craze Cools Off

The cryptocurrency market witnessed a mixed week, with major coins dipping but a few defying the trend with significant gains.

A Frog chilling in the pool on a floating Toncoin.
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  • Major coins like Bitcoin have retreated, but some have defied the trend with explosive gains.
  • Dogecoin and Shiba Inu have seen double-digit losses after weeks of meteoric rise.
  • Uncertainty has lingered around whether positive sentiment from winning coins can trigger a wider market rebound.

The cryptocurrency market experienced a week of contrasts. While many major coins, including Bitcoin, retreated from recent highs, a select few defied the trend and posted impressive gains. This volatility leaves investors wondering if the positive sentiment from these winners can spill over and spark a broader market rebound.

Toncoin (TON) Breaks into the Top 10

Bitcoin, the world’s leading cryptocurrency, dipped 2% over the past week, currently sitting 8% below its all-time high reached on March 14. Ethereum, the second-largest coin, mirrored this decline with a 7% drop. Cardano also felt the pullback, losing 5% of its value.

However, the picture wasn’t universally bleak. Five cryptocurrencies managed to buck the trend and surge ahead. Toncoin stole the show with a remarkable 39% increase, pushing Polkadot (DOT) out of the top 10 rankings. 


Solana (SOL) and Avalanche (AVAX) followed closely with impressive gains of 36% and 33% respectively. Rounding out the winners’ circle were Binance Coin (BNB) with a respectable 12% rise and Ripple (XRP), with a modest 1.5% increase. Interestingly, XRP saw a brief spike of 20% on Monday before retreating and settling for a smaller gain.

The week’s biggest losers were the memecoin duo, Dogecoin and Shiba Inu, which had been major gainers in the previous two weeks. Despite dropping 13% and 12% respectively, both coins remain significantly up, Dogecoin by 84% and Shiba Inu by a staggering 196%, over the past month.


Half of the top 10 cryptocurrencies experienced price increases over the past week. Here’s a look at the gainers, ranked by their percentage increase:

DailyCoin's Snapshot of the Crypto Markets' Weekly Winners: Source DailyCoin
DailyCoin’s Snapshot of the Crypto Markets’ Weekly Winners: Source DailyCoin


Half of the top 10 cryptocurrencies experienced price losses over the past week. Here’s a look at them, ranked by their percentage increase:

DailyCoin's Snapshot of the Crypto Markets' Weekly Losers: Source DailyCoin
DailyCoin’s Snapshot of the Crypto Markets’ Weekly Losers: Source DailyCoin

This is just a snapshot of the current market conditions at the time of writing. Cryptocurrency prices are constantly fluctuating, so it’s important to do your own research before making any investment decisions.

On the Flipside

  • While some altcoins surged this week, they may be susceptible to corrections if the broader market continues its decline.
  • Despite a few gainers, major coins like Bitcoin and Ethereum are still down, indicating broader investor uncertainty.

Why This Matters

While established players like Bitcoin and Ethereum face a correction, the strong performance of select altcoins like Toncoin, Solana, and Avalanche hints at the potential for innovation and diversification within the cryptocurrency market. This could signal a shift in investor focus towards projects with strong fundamentals beyond established names.

To learn more about Cardano’s Hydra scaling solution and Charles Hoskinson’s denial of abandoning the project, read here:

Cardano’s Hoskinson Denies Abandoning Scaling Solution

To learn more about investor confidence in Solana and its technical indicators, read here:

Solana Gains 7% Despite Market Downturn: What’s Next for SOL?

This article is for information purposes only and should not be considered trading or investment advice. Nothing herein shall be construed as financial, legal, or tax advice. Trading forex, cryptocurrencies, and CFDs pose a considerable risk of loss.

Kyle Calvert

Kyle Calvert is a cryptocurrency news reporter for DailyCoin, specializing in Ripple, stablecoins, as well as price and market analysis news. Before his current role, Kyle worked as a student researcher in the cryptocurrency industry, gaining an understanding of how digital currencies work, their potential uses, and their impact on the economy and society. He completed his Masters and Honors degrees in Blockchain Technology within Esports and Business and Event management within Esports at Staffordshire University.