Bitcoin has more than doubled in price since the FTX collapse in November 2022, but several other coins, such as Chainlink, have seen even bigger gains since.
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In November 2022, the FTX collapse wiped nearly $300 billion off the market cap, impacting several cryptocurrencies. The ones that suffered the most were tokens with deep financial ties to FTX, including Solana’s (SOL), Serum (SRM) and the exchange’s native FTX Token (FTT).
But a year later, things have improved for BTC and most cryptocurrencies impacted by the FTX collapse.
Here are the top gainers (from the top 30 by market capitalization) that would have yielded the biggest profit if bought in November 2022.
Solana up 660% from FTX crash bottom
Solana’s price plummeted by over 50% to $8 after the FTX collapse. The sell-off occurred primarily because FTX and its sister firm, Alameda Research, held about 55 million SOL, triggering fears of a dump to plug liquidity holes.
Nonetheless, buying SOL a year ago would have produced a profit of over 660% today.
Solana’s gains have primarily stemmed from an upside sentiment in the crypto market, led by hopes for a spot Bitcoin exchange-traded fund approval in the United States. At the same time, SOL’s price has also benefited from subsiding fears about a potential dump by FTX.
They are completely OUT of unlocked $SOL.
— Curb◎ (@CryptoCurb) November 14, 2023
FTX Token rival OKB is up 275%
OKX crypto exchange’s token OKB was among the least-affected tokens by the FTX fiasco. Moreover, it has significantly benefited in price after its top rival went bust.
Buying OKB at the FTX bottom of $17.20 a year ago would have yielded investors a 275% profit today.
BNB has underperformed many of the top 30 cryptocurrencies over the past year, rising only 16% from the FTX bottom.
Chainlink’s (LINK) had fallen by as much as 40% following the FTX collapse. However, its lower exposure to the crypto exchange, coupled with development updates, has resulted in a sharp price recovery since the event.
Notably, buying LINK in November 2022 at $5.68 would have produced over 180% profits today.
Factors that helped the LINK price rally in recent months include launching a new proof-of-reserve product, growing adoption, and increasing demand among professional investors, as suggested by Grayscale’s Chainlink Trust trading at a 170% premium to LINK’s spot price.
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