30 Sep 2021 8:52 AM +00:00

Top Crypto Gainers: The Best-Performing Cryptocurrencies In 2021

2021 has been another tumultuous, but breakout year for cryptocurrencies, but which coins are the top gainers in crypto so far?

Since January, we have seen thousands of new cryptocurrencies enter the market, alongside the explosion of NFTs and Play-to-Earn games. The global crypto market cap has increased by 145% since the start of the year, although volatility does remain ever-present.

Here's a look at the best-performing cryptocurrencies.

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Top Cryptocurrency Gainers 2021

The top cryptocurrency gainer in 2021 is Axie Infinity (AXS). AXS' price has increased by 12,338.79% (as of September 30) to $73.72, after starting the year at $0.54.

This price increase comes as Axie Infinity continues to top the charts as the best-performing NFT. Having nearing 1 million daily users earlier this year, its developer Sky Mavis plans to implement AXS Staking soon.

Out of the top 100 cryptocurrencies by market cap, the following cryptocurrencies make up the top five gainers in 2021 (via CoinMarketCap):

  1. Axie Infinity (AXS): $73.72/12,338.79%
  2. Solana (SOL): $136.15/7391.55%
  3. Fantom (FTM): $1.22/6994.79%
  4. Polygon (MATIC): $1.12/6243.08%
  5. Terra (LUNA): $34.36/5295.60%
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Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) have gained 47.46% and 312.23%, respectively.

Top Cryptocurrency Gainers September 2021

September is historically a bad month for both stocks and cryptocurrency, and 2021 does not deviate from this trend.

However, while the likes of BTC, ETH and ADA have all fallen in the past 30 days, this was not the case for all cryptocurrencies.

Here are the top five gainers (in the top 100 cryptocurrencies by market cap) in the last month:

  1. Celer Network (CELR): $0.1457/214.32%
  2. OMG Network (OMG): $11.01/71.88%
  3. Quant (QNT): $278.23/49.84%
  4. Avalanche (AVAX): $64.76/48.35%
  5. Algorand (ALGO): $1.58/45.14%
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As cryptocurrencies experience different rises and falls, we'll keep this updated with new cryptocurrency gainers for next month, too.

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