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These Are the Crypto Economy's 10 Most Expensive Assets per Unit in 2022


news.bitcoin.com 21 January 2022 17:24, UTC
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A lot has changed in regard to the prices of various crypto assets throughout 2021, as today’s top crypto assets look a lot different than they did 12 months ago. Moreover, the most valuable cryptocurrencies in terms of U.S. dollars per unit have also changed, and the top ten most expensive coins have shifted. The following is a look at the top ten most expensive crypto assets in 2022, in terms of USD per unit.

The Top Ten Most Expensive Crypto Assets in 2022

At the time of writing, the top four most expensive digital currencies today are worth 5-digits in value against the U.S. dollar. For instance, the price of bitcoin (BTC) is around $38K per unit, and BTC, WBTC, and Huobi BTC (HBTC) are the top three most expensive crypto assets.

Of course, HBTC and WBTC are tokenized forms of bitcoin, which means — give or take a few percentages — they are all roughly the same price per token. Meanwhile, the fourth-most expensive crypto-asset, which is also 5-digits in USD value, is the token yearn finance (YFI).

The top five most expensive crypto assets on January 21, 2022. Fiat values for each crypto asset were recorded at 9:00 a.m. (EST) on Friday morning.

Currently, YFI is changing hands for $28,425 per unit. The next two tokens are ethereum (ETH) and a tokenized ethereum coin called lido staked ether (STETH). Similar to the tokenized BTC projects, ETH and STETH are roughly the same price.

However, ETH is trading for $2.7K per unit which is only four digits in USD value. Another four-digit contender following ETH and STETH is maker (MKR), which is swapping hands for $1,800 per unit.

The aforementioned digital currencies represent the top seven most expensive crypto assets today. Below maker (MKR) is binance coin (BNB), trading for three digits in USD value at $417 per unit, bitcoin cash (BCH) at $337 per coin, and kusama (KSM) at $228 per unit.

While BNB, BCH, and KSM represent the last of the top ten most expensive, ten more coins below KSM are trading for three digits in USD value. These include aave, monero, elrond, compound, quant, litecoin, solana, dash, zcash, and bitcoinsv. Every coin below bitcoinsv (BSV) is trading for under $100 per coin.

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