Ripple Cryptocurrency Now has a Larger Market Cap than Bitcoin

Many investors and traders believe that if there is one winner in the cryptocurrency race, it will be Bitcoin. One of the main reasons for that belief is that it has maintained the largest market capitalization.

The market cap, at least for cryptos, is the total number of coins times the current price. However, the key is “total number of coins”. Most sites reference the market cap based on Circulating Supply (the “float” in stock market terms), and in that case, Bitcoin would be at the top.

However, if you base it on the Supply Limit, which is the total number of coins possible, Ripple would be at the top with a market cap of $328 billion, based on the prices displayed at the time this article is written. Bitcoin would be $321 billion.

See the chart below for more detail:

Crypto Market Caps
Market Caps based on Supply Limits as Opposed to Circulating Limits
Coin Supply Limit Price Market Cap
Ripple 100,000,000,000 $3.28 $328,000,000,000
Bitcoin 21,000,000 $15,289 $321,069,000,000
Ethereum* 103,862,556 $962 $99,915,778,872
Stellar Lumen 103,570,548,975 $0.86 $89,535,911,024
Bitcoin Cash 21,000,000 $2,595 $54,494,580,000
Cardano 45,000,000,000 $1.04 $46,800,000,000
Litecoin 84,000,000 $244.16 $20,509,440,000
*Estimated supply limit. No set block limit.
Source: Based on prices at coinmarketcap.com on 1/3/17 at 5:10 pm PT

9 Top Books About Bitcoin: They Make Great Gifts

Are you a bitcoin novice? Did you ever wonder what the heck bitcoin, blockchain, and cryptocurrencies are all about? Or maybe you want to dip you toe in the water and buy a little but didn’t know how to do it. Possibly, you’ve bought a little and you want a lot more clarification.

The best way to get this information is by perusing some of the best selling books relations to bitcoin. The list below has some of the most popular which are worth reading over the holidays. By the way, these books make great gifts (especially for yourself).

Mastering Bitcoin: Programming the Open Blockchain

Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor’s Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond

Bitcoin: The Ultimate Guide to the World of Bitcoin, Bitcoin Mining, Bitcoin Investing, Blockchain Technology, Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency: Mining, Investing and Trading in Blockchain, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, Dash, Dogecoin, Emercoin, Putincoin, Auroracoin and others (Fintech) [2nd Edition]

Blockchain and Bitcoin Basics: A Beginners Guide To Blockchain, Bitcoin, Other Cryptocurrencies And Why It’s Important To Learn Now!

Bitcoin From Beginner To Expert: The Ultimate Guide To Cryptocurrency And Blockchain Technology

Cryptocurrency Investing Bible: The Ultimate Guide About Blockchain, Mining, Trading, ICO, Ethereum Platform, Exchanges, Top Cryptocurrencies for Investing and Perfect Strategies to Make Money

Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money

Mastering Bitcoin for Starters: Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies, Mining, Investing and Trading – Bitcoin Book 1, Blockchain, Wallet, Business

Don’t forget, if you want a free list of dozens of bitcoin stocks, check out this article.