Top 10 Cryptocurrencies by Market Cap 2013 through 2021

Many changes will take place over 9 years, but Bitcoin (BTC) always remains number 1 in the crypto space. Let’s look back at the top 10 cryptocurrencies by Market Cap 2013 through 2021 and the evolution of Crypto with some highlight events that traders can never forget.


Bitcoin (BTC) was trading around $125 most of 2013. Ethereum (ETH) white paper was released in late 2013. By July of 2015, ETH was top 3.


Dash (DASH) made its first appearance in April and does a 6x to move to the third spot by May.

In January 2014, the total market cap was sub $14 billion.


PeerCoin (PPC) remained in the top 10 all the way until January 2015.

BTC dominance was at 99% in June 2015

Top 10 Crypto update on Jan 25th, 2015

Top 10 Crypto by Market Cap updated on Jan 25th, 2015 | Source: Youtube

The total crypto market cap was over $14 billion.


Bitcoin dominance was at 55% in July 2017.

The Ethereum was on top 3 by July 2015 and remained number 2 until December 2017.

Cardano (ADA) showed up in the top 10 for the first time in November 2017. But only for a minute.

Top 10 Crypto update onJan 22nd 2017

Top 10 Crypto by Market Cap  on Jan 22nd, 2017 | Source: Youtube


On January 15th, 2018, BTC halts the week-long slice but battled with regulatory pressure.

Tether (USDT) became the first top 10 stablecoin in July 2018.

In October 2018, Ripple (XRP) passed Ethereum and took second place in the top 10.

In 2019, ETH took back its second place and XRP lost its top 3 by May. The specific total crypto market cap at that time was $288,073,410,978.


Bitcoin dominance was at 66% in March 2020.

Polkadot (DOT) debuted in the top 10 in September 2020 with a price of $4.31.


Bitcoin Cash remained in the top 10 from August 2017 to January 2021.

In March 2021, third place was dominated by Binance Coin (BNB).

Top 10 Crypto by Market Cap update on Apr 25th 2021

Top 10 Crypto by Market Cap updated on Apr 25th, 2021 | Source: Youtube

Up to January 2022, Bitcoin is still undefeatable and takes the first place by coin market cap. Ethereum is still at number 2. Number 3 is a stablecoin, Tether (USDT), number 4 is BNB and number 5 is also a stablecoin, USD Coin (USDC). Number 6 is Solana (SOL), number 7 is Cardano (ADA). XRP, Terra (LUNA), Polkadot (DOT) take the next places, separately.

Sign up for a Binance account here (Discount 10% trading fees):

Read more:

Join us on Telegram

Follow us on Twitter

Follow us on Facebook

You might also like