In the past 24 hours, Bitcoin (BTC) briefly surpassed $59,000, followed by a steep decline. Meanwhile, Bitcoin-focused altcoin Stacks (STX) was the top 100 cryptocurrency in terms of market capitalization during the same period. Apart from Stacks, 5 more coins stood out with their performance.
Stacks' STX token, a first-layer blockchain solution designed to bring smart contracts and decentralized applications (dApps) to Bitcoin, has gained 35.21 percent in the last 24 hours. Stacks aims to bring smart contracts to Bitcoin with its security and stability intact. The team behind Stacks is attending the Web 3.0, NFT and Metaverse conference called NFT BZL. Also, the founder of the project announced that there will be an update on the network in seven days.
Another altcoin, one of the stars of the day, was Voyager Token (VGX) with an increase of 24.68 percent. Voyager Token is a cryptocurrency broker that provides traders with a reliable and secure access point to trading cryptocurrencies. Voyager was built to offer both individual and institutional investors an almost instant solution for crypto trading. Recently, Voyager launched a Mastercard-based debit card and launched its loyalty program.
The CRV token of Curve, a decentralized exchange (DEX) built for stablecoins, rose 15.85 percent, while the UNI token of another DEX Uniswap rose 11.46 percent. Uniswap announced that it has given $1 million in funding to the project called Other Internet through its grant program.
Another of the popular coins of the day was Polygon (MATIC). Polygon is a structured platform for Ethereum scaling and infrastructure development. Recently, the network has come to the fore with the acceleration of the metaverse field, because there are many metaverse projects in the ecosystem. The last of these was MetaMundo, a virtual NFT marketplace focused on metaverses.
Finally, the RUNE token of THORChain, the decentralized protocol that allows users to buy and sell cryptocurrencies across various networks, gained 9.71 percent. Recently, there has been an innovation in THORChain's network, and for the first time, sharding has been performed in Asgard vaults.