February 7, 2023
By Anjali Kochhar
The first month of 2023 saw Bitcoin and Ethereum experience double digit gains against the US dollar. Several alternative cryptocurrencies saw even greater increases in value, with metaverse tokens like Decentraland’s MANA and The Sandbox’s SAND rising 92-150% against the greenback.
In the past month, Decentraland’s MANA token has been the top performer, rising 150% against the U.S. dollar. Over the last two weeks, MANA climbed 7.3%, and in the past seven days, it rose 2.9%. On January 31, 2023, a single MANA was trading for $0.716 to $0.755 per unit.
The Sandbox’s SAND metaverse token has increased 92% in the past 30 days and has risen 5% in the last two weeks. However, despite the 30-day increase, seven-day metrics show a 7.5% decrease in SAND.
Following Axie Infinity’s AXS increase in value over the past month, the Apecoin project’s APE token has risen 63.3% in the same period. APE has increased 19.4% over the last two weeks, with 5.5% of those gains occurring in the past week.
A significant number of other metaverse tokens have risen in value this month as well, following a similar pattern to artificial intelligence (AI)-related cryptocurrencies.
On the other hand, AI-based cryptocurrencies have seen even greater gains compared to metaverse-related coins. However, metaverse-focused crypto assets have still performed better than the top two cryptocurrencies; bitcoin (BTC) rose 40% this month, and Ethereum (ETH) increased 33.5%.
About the author
Anjali Kochhar covers cryptocurrency stories in India as well as globally. Having been in the field of media and journalism for over three years now, she has developed a sharp news sense and works hard to present information that goes beyond the obvious. She is an avid reader and loves writing on a wide range of subjects.