The cryptocurrency market is riding on the wave of renewed bullish optimism that started at the turn of the year, but some cryptocurrencies have been recording continuous positive returns ever since their initial coin offering (ICO), including some less-than-expected assets.
Specifically, Tom Dunleavy, the senior research analyst at the crypto intelligence provider Messari, has shared the list of the top crypto assets ranked by their return on investment (ROI) since their ICO as per the data retrieved from the crypto analytics platform CryptoRank on January 25.
Among the expected well-known participants in the crypto field, some digital assets have made a surprise appearance thanks to their ROI since introductory fundraising, climbing to the highest positions on the list of the top cryptos by this indicator.
The ultimate winner on the list, Ethereum (ETH) has grown its ROI 5,163 times since its ICO on July 22, 2014, taking into account that its original sale price was a measly $0.311 and, at the time of publication, it was changing hands at the price of $1,606.
Its current price represents a daily increase of 4.94%, in addition to gaining 5.97% across the past week, and as much as 31.06% over the previous 30 days, whereas the market capitalization of Ethereum stood at $196.60 billion.
The native token of the cryptocurrency trading platform Binance, Binance Coin (BNB) was originally sold for $0.150 apiece during its ICO on July 1, 2017, whereas, at press time, it was trading at the price of $304.26, recording an ROI gain of 2,028 times.
Meanwhile, Binance Coin has grown its price by 1.3% on the day, 5.79% over the previous week, and 24.87% across the past 30 days, with a market cap of $48.11 billion, according to the data retrieved by Finbold on January 26.
In third place is IOTA (IOTA), which held its initial coin offering on November 25, 2015, when its token was available for purchase at the price of $0.00059, since then growing its ROI 384 times, and currently trading at the price of $0.226.
Presently, IOTA’s price demonstrates an increase of 3.5% over the last 24 hours, in addition to the growth of 12.69% during the previous week, and the accumulated monthly gain of 29.23%, while its market cap stood at $630.65 million.
At the same time, Polygon (MATIC) recorded ROI worth 380 times since its original fundraising on January 1, 2018, at the time going for the price of $0.00263, and now changing hands at the price of $0.999, with a market cap of $8.68 billion.
The price of the Polygon token at press time reflects an increase of 5.21% over the last 24 hours, 6.13% compared to the seven days before, as well as 22.69% in terms of its gains over the previous 30 days, as the charts demonstrate.
COCOS BCX (COCOS)
Surprisingly, the blockchain platform for metaverse and digital games COCOS BCX (COCOS) made it to number five on the list, thanks to achieving an ROI of 275 times worth its original selling price of $0.0023 during the initial fundraising, which ended on August 1, 2018.
At the time of publication, COCOS was trading at $0.633, up 2.18% over the previous day, adding up to its weekly gains of 11.37% and monthly advances of 18.19%, despite its lower market cap compared to the other big ROI gainers – $44.9 million.
Whether these cryptocurrencies will manage to retain their strong ROI in spite of the unfavorable developments and atmosphere in the crypto market and the wider macroeconomic landscape, remains to be seen.
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