Over the past few months, Polkadot (DOT) joined Chainlink (LINK) as one of the newest members of the coveted top-10 rankings of cryptocurrencies by market capitalization. However, perhaps more interesting is the stagnation of three of the biggest names in cryptocurrencies—Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Litecoin (LTC) and Ripple (XRP). Narek Gevorgyan, CEO of crypto portfolio tracker CoinStats, said recently in a tweet "literally nobody cares about bcash" and pointed to the downward price discovery of BCH/BTC pair as evidence—which seems to find a new ATL (all-time low) every week and said he believes BCH is a "big bubble". Similarly, Ripple is down about 95% from it's ATH (all-time high) of $3.00 on January 3, 2018 and has one of the highest inflation rates of any cryptocurrency at 20% per year. Ripple's token, XRP, boasted low fees and faster transaction speeds than Bitcoin, but its low institutional and retail demand coupled with regulatory uncertainty makes it a prime takeover target for other faster-growing crypto projects. Ripple's price is down nearly 20% over the last year. Litecoin (LTC), founded by Charlie Lee in 2011, is one of the darlings of the crypto industry. Reaching a peak of $237 in December 2017, and reaching as high as the #3 most popular cryptocurrency by market cap, Litecoin is now trading around $47, down 80% from its ATH, and has fallen to #10 in market cap ranking. The Litecoin Foundation says they want to focus more on privacy and fungibility in 2020 to help maintain its popularity.

Cointelegraph (Sept 13, 2020)