As Bitcoin wavers, smaller tokens like XRP, SOL, INJ soar

  • XRP, SOL and INJ have shown resilience and growth in 2023.
  • Crypto rallies in past week, market confidence turns bullish.

Bitcoin, recognised as the first and most famous cryptocurrency, has long been the bellwether of the digital currency market. This position may be sliding however as smaller tokens become increasingly noteworthy.

Among these underdogs, Ripple’s XRP, Solana (SOL) and Injective (INJ) have done exceptionally well. In recent trading, all have seen significant growth. This leap indicates investors’ discovery of value in some lesser-known tokens.

XRP shows astonishing resilience and growth throughout 2023 

XRP coin, operated by Ripple Labs and circulated throughout the ripple network, has a strong performance among the smaller tokens. As of the third quarter of 2023, the native token XRP of XRPL has secured its position as the fifth largest cryptocurrency with a market value of 27.8 billion US dollars. In July 2023, after a judge in the Southern District of New York ruled that XRP “is not necessarily a security at face value”, XRP soared more than 30% on Thursday. Up to November 2023, XRP has risen 65%.

It’s worth noting that it has consistently defeated the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in an ongoing legal battle, providing regulatory clarity for the token. It has played a crucial role in today’s surge, enhancing investment confidence and catapulting it to the most promising cryptocurrency in the minds of many investors.

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Bitcoin rallied from the decline, revitalizing market confidence in cryptocurrencies

Since the digital asset crash in 2022, Bitcoin has rebounded by nearly 100% until October this year. Although the price of Bitcoin is still far below the peak of nearly $69,000 set during the 2021 pandemic, it is revitalising the confidence of investors, sparking bets on other cryptocurrencies.

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“The climb has weathered the damage to the sector’s reputation from the conviction of Sam Bankman-Fried for a multibillion-dollar fraud at the FTX exchange,” said one pundit.

However, Bitcoin’s dominance in the crypto market is falling it seems. Diversification of investment opportunities, technological advancements, market volatility, and regulatory landscape have all played a role in this shift. While Bitcoin remains a significant player in the cryptocurrency space, the emergence of alternative tokens signals a broader and more diverse market, providing investors with new avenues to explore and potentially reap rewards.


Vicky Huang

Vicky Huang was a reporter at btw media. She majored in international journalism and communication at Beijing Foreign Studies University.

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