Altwars: Monero Beats Litecoin to 4th Biggest Market Cap

Altwars: Monero Beats Litecoin to 4th Biggest Market Cap

Monero (XMR) is challenging the top four cryptocurrencies by market cap, having beaten Litecoin January 3 to reach an all-time high of $227.1 billion. Monero Taunts Litecoin. The privacy-centric altcoin is at press time hovering just below Litecoin’s $222.9 million cap again, making it the fifth-largest according to CoinCap.io. The entry into the top four marks a continuation of an eye-wateringly successful six months for Monero, the value of which as recently as August stood at just $2 per coin. Now, it is almost $17. While the market cap is certainly shy of the $1 billion predicted by....


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