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$8,500 in a year: The 9 best crypto returns, ranked

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A woman holds her phone with investment performance on it and a screen showing the value of various cryptocurrencies
Of the top ten performing assets in the last 12 months, nine were cryptocurrencies (Source: Getty)

The cryptocurrency market has been booming this year, and besides not being able to avoid market volatility, some digital currencies have still provided some hefty returns.

Those who invested in Elon Musk’s favourite meme coin, Dogecoin, would have seen the most growth of 8,535.47 per cent.

If you had invested just $100 one year ago, you could have made more than $8,500 profit.

And it’s no surprise that Ethereum also saw a big jump with the rise in popularity of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as Ether is the coin most commonly used to purchase NFTs.

Here are the top nine performing cryptocurrencies from the last 12 months, according to Traders of Crypto.

1. Dogecoin

  • September 2020: $0.000322

  • September 2021: $0.278062

So, your $100 a year ago would be worth $8,635 now.

2. Binance Coin

  • September 2020: $23.19

  • September 2021: $464.27

So, your $100 a year ago would be worth $$2,002 now.

3. Ethereum

  • September 2020: $434.87

  • September 2021: $3,430.76

So, your $100 a year ago would be worth $788 now.

4. Ripple

  • September 2020: $0.2816

  • September 2021: $1.1869

So, your $100 a year ago would be worth $421 now.

5. Bitcoin

  • September 2020: $11,679.32

  • September 2021: $47,099.77

So, your $100 a year ago would be worth $403.27 now.

6. Monero

  • September 2020: $93.35

  • September 2021: $286.11

So, your $100 a year ago would be worth $306.49 now.

7. Litecoin

  • September 2020: $61.11

  • September 2021: $171.47

So, your $100 a year ago would be worth $280 now.

8. NEO

  • September 2020: $20.48

  • September 2021: $52.15

So, your $100 a year ago would be worth $254 now.

9. Bitcoin Cash

  • September 2020: $274.48

  • September 2021: $637.15

So, your $100 a year ago would be worth $232 now.

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