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These 2 Altcoins Are Threatening To Kick Dogecoin Out Of The Top 10


Dogecoin has been able to stay in the top 10 cryptocurrencies by market cap after its impressive rally spurred by billionaire Elon Musk in 2021. However, the meme coin has been having a tough go at it after a drawn-out bear market triggered a 90% price decline. As a result of this, DOGE’s market cap has fallen drastically, now putting it at risk of losing its position in the top 10 cryptocurrencies.

Tron (TRX) And Chainlink (LINK) Crop Up Behind Dogecoin

The Dogecoin price, having fallen below $0.08 once again, has seen its market cap drop to around $11.2 billion. With the market cap this low, the meme coin only has a tentative hold on its 10th position on the list of largest cryptocurrencies by market cap.

Other altcoins such as Tron and Chainlink have had a better go at it, with their native tokens, TRX and LINK doing incredibly well over the last year. Even in the last week alone, while the price of DOGE has suffered 1.5% losses, these two altcoins have seen double-digit gains that have sent their market caps soaring.

Tron (TRX), on the one hand, is up more than 10% in the last week and is seeing 3.55% gains in the last 24 hours. These gains have brought its market cap above $10.9 billion, putting it dangerously close to Dogecoin’s $11.2 billion market cap. This accounts for only a $300 million difference, and even a 5% from TRX from this level will put the altcoin in front of Dogecoin.

In the same vein, Chainlink’s LINK has also had a bullish week after rising more than 16% in the 7-day period. Despite being down 3.29% in the last day, its market cap is still incredibly high at $10.8 billion, putting it only $400 million away from reaching Dogecoin’s market cap. And like TRX, a 5% move from here would see LINK overtake DOGE in terms of market cap, just like it did two days earlier.

Can DOGE Thwart Threats To Its Position?

Dogecoin has failed to follow the same growth pattern as most other large caps in the crypto space, and it has suffered greatly for this. To be able to hold its position in the top 10 cryptocurrencies by market cap, there would have to be some definite upward movement from the meme coin.

Now, as Bitcoinist reported, Dogecoin has been seeing significant levels of adoption over the last two weeks. However, none of this growth has translated to its price, which has slowly bleed out over the last month. This suggests that while there has been adoption, the selling pressure continues to overwhelm buyers, causing prices to fall further down.

If both TRX and LINK continue their upward movements this week and DOGE fails to move, then the meme coin could fall out of the top 10. At the time of writing, the DOGE price is trending at $0.078, accounting for 0.28% losses on the daily chart.

Dogecoin price chart from Tradingview.com (Altcoins)

DOGE price stays low at $0.078 | Source: DOGEUSD On Tradingview.com

Featured image from Motley Fool, chart from Tradingview.com



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