Newcomer Breaks into Top 10 While Memecoins Maintain Lead

This week, the cryptocurrency market saw growth, with memecoins still leading the charge and established players rising as well.

Shiba with chef outfit and a knife about to cut some coins.
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  • Most non-stablecoin top 10 cryptocurrencies have experienced growth.
  • Meme-based cryptocurrencies have dominated the charts.
  • Analysts have warned of a potential market correction despite the bullish sentiment.

This week, the cryptocurrency market continued its upward trend, with significant movement within the top 10 rankings. Notably, Tron was dethroned by Polkadot (DOT), marking a return for the latter after a period of absence. This development comes on the heels of a strong week for cryptocurrencies overall, with only two coins in the top 10 experiencing losses.

Polkadot Creeps Back into Ring

Shiba Inu, the meme-based newcomer to the top 10 last week, continued its impressive run with a 54% gain. This surge put it ahead of established names like Dogecoin, which rose by 23%, and Binance Coin (BNB), which saw a 27% increase.

While the overall mood remains positive, some analysts are raising cautionary flags. The Fear and Greed Index, a popular metric for gauging market sentiment, indicates an overheated market. Additionally, technical indicators suggest a potential correction might be on the horizon.


Despite these concerns, most top cryptocurrencies witnessed significant growth this week. Cardano displayed the smallest gain at 0.1%, while Polkadot and Solana followed closely with 10% and 11.4% gains, respectively. Bitcoin and Ethereum, the two leading cryptocurrencies, also climbed by 11.5% and 14%, respectively. 

The only losers for the week were XRP and AVAX, which experienced minor losses of 1.75% and 1%, respectively. While their losses were minimal compared to the overall gains, they stand out as the only two coins in the top 10 that failed to capitalize on the current market momentum.


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

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


Only 2 of the top 10 cryptocurrencies experienced price losses over the past week. Here’s a look at them, ranked by their percentage increase:

Table of DailyCoin's Snapshot of the Crypto Markets' Weekly Losers.
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

  • These meme-based cryptocurrencies are known for their extreme price fluctuations, making them risky investments for some.
  • Despite this week’s gains, the cryptocurrency market is still known for its volatility, and future price movements are uncertain.

Why This Matters

This week’s market movements showcase the continued potential of innovation and community engagement within the cryptocurrency space. Newcomers like Shiba Inu are achieving remarkable growth alongside established players. This widespread bullish trend signifies a potentially prosperous period for the crypto market.

To learn more about whether Dogecoin can maintain its rally, read here:
DOGE Sprints to Two-Year High. Is the Rally Sustainable?

To learn more about Bitcoin’s recent price surge and analysts’ opinions on whether the price will reach a new all-time high, read here:
Bitcoin Regular: BTC 10% Below ATH, Can It Claim New Highs?

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.