By Jamie Redman
A great deal of digital currencies are down in value during the last 30 days and the worst performing crypto out of the top ten coins with the largest market valuations was solana, losing 19.12% against the U.S. dollar. Bitcoin was the second biggest loser in the top ten, as the leading crypto asset shed 12.71% in USD value this month.
Despite Mid-August Pump, Crypto Economy Shrank by $102 Billion Last Month
Crypto assets saw a decent rise on August 14, 2022, as bitcoin (BTC) jumped over the $25K zone and ethereum (ETH) surpassed $2K per unit. Despite the jump in value, BTC shed 12.71% in the last 30 days from Wednesday, August 3, 2022, up until Friday, September 2, 2022.
Ethereum’s monthly loss was less brutal after ETH took a 2.75% hit against the U.S. dollar. BNB lost 7.02%, XRP dropped 10.53% against the dollar, and ADA slid 9.34%.
Solana (SOL) was the biggest loser out of the top ten crypto assets as it lost 19.12% against the dollar. The tenth largest crypto asset, polkadot (DOT), shed 8.93% during the last 30 days.
Historical statistics from coinmarketcap.com indicate that the global cryptocurrency market cap on August 3 was $1.06 trillion and by September 2, the overall valuation of the entire crypto economy was under $1 trillion at $982.53 billion.
Crypto prices were different 30 days ago as well, as bitcoin (BTC) was trading for $22,829 per unit. Ethereum (ETH) was swapping for $1,614 per coin, and BNB was fetching $282 per unit. The best-performing crypto asset on August 3 was optimism (OP) as it was up 18.24% against the U.S. dollar.
However, OP has lost 38.2% against the dollar this month. Lido dao (LDO) saw an 18.04% rise 30 days ago, but it’s lost 17.7% against the dollar this month. Chiliz (CHZ) was down 9.87% on August 3, but during the last month, CHZ gained 64.7% against the USD.
Theta network (THETA) was down 5.45% a month ago, and during the last 30 days, it has shed 17.9% in USD value. 30 days ago, the total value locked (TVL) in decentralized finance (defi) was $89.81 billion and today the TVL is $59.58 billion.
Makerdao had $8.53 billion locked and as of September 2, Makerdao’s TVL is now down to $7.96 billion. Lido had $7.39 billion 30 days ago and today, it’s around $6.96 billion. The TVL in cross-chain bridges is $9.11 billion, down 25.1% this month, and Polygon bridges dominate by $4.21 billion.