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I examine inception dates because projects that have been around a while have more opportunity to gain market share. See below for more details and examples on how this evaluation metric can be used.
Highest grades awarded to oldest projects.
Quarterly data was pulled based on the top 25 market cap coins, throughout a given year.
Descriptions of each project are available on each of their linked, coinmarketcap, pages. More in-depth analysis is available for some of the top coins on this website, in the "Crypt Keeper By Coin" section.
Please note that Binance purchased coinmarketcap.com in 2020, therefore info gathered from coinmarketcap may now reflect a conflict of interest, because Binance is a project that is evaluated by coinmarketcap.com. Other sources for examining market data are:
Wrapped Bitcoin, Filecoin, and DAI were added to the top 25.
The following dropped off:
As of Q3 2020-
VeChain, Polkadot, and yearn.finance were added to the top 25
The following dropped off the top 25:
Eth Classic (32nd)
Hedge Trade (42nd)
As of Q2 2020-
Maker was added to the top 25, and Hedge Trade dropped to 26th.
As of Q1 2020-
Hedge Trade (smart contract-based trading prediction market) was the only new project added to the top 25 market cap.
Previously listed projects from 2019 that did not make it (and their new rank as of 3/26/2020):
Bitcoin Gold (38th)
As of Q3 2019- Huobi Token and Unus Sed Leo are added to the top 25 market cap. At the time of my data pull on 9/16/2019, Lisk, Bitcoin Gold, Z Cash, WAVES, VeChain, NEM and Crypto.com Chain were no longer in the top 25 market cap, but will continue to be featured in the 2019 data.
Video highlights from the Q2 2019 data:
As of Q2, 2019- COSMOS ATOM, Chainlink and Bitcoin Gold, have been added into the top 25 market cap for evaluation.
Video highlights from the Q1 2019 data:
Video highlights from the 2018 data. Warning: this is 20+ minutes of me talking about numbers.
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