Everyone sits there and dreams about the one certain crypto they went all in for going to the moon.
We think of the lambos, pools, and endless amounts of garlic bread.
You think, “Ugh, if my coin would just hit $1,000 or $10,000, I could retire on an island somewhere!”
But is it even possible for your coin to hit $10,000? Or even $1,000?
I had this question, so I went ahead and did some math of the crypto that most people are holding to see what prices they could realistically hit if, if, if, if, if, if, IF, (if) they could possibly hit Bitcoin’s market cap.
Here’s how it’ll work:
Right now, Bitcoin has a market cap of $760.3 billion, but at its all time high its market cap was at $1.263 trillion, so we’re just going to average it out and call it $1 trillion.
So, basically we are going to see what these top coins would look like if they hit a trillion dollar market cap.
To get the amount the crypto will be with a certain market cap, all you have to do is divide the market cap by the amount of coins that are currently in circulation. The answer is what the price will be.
We’ll also take a look at what the coin could look like in the future with its max supply circulating.
These are not price predictions. We don't like to make price predictions here at Crypto Loves H2O, because no one can predict the price of anything, ever, no matter what they say. This is just having some fun with math to see the possible potential of these popular cryptocurrencies. Again, these are NOT price predictions, and is just for fun.
The current prices of the crypto in this article reflect the price at the time when this post written. The current prices may be changed due to volatility, but the crypto's price at a one trillion dollar market cap won't change.
Here are the prices of some of 2022’s top cryptocurrencies if they had the market cap of Bitcoin, or one trillion dollars.
Ethereum is a platform designed to allow developers to create decentralized apps, (dApps) like decentralized finance (DeFi) apps, that make use of smart contracts, which are self-executing once certain conditions are met. Ethereum’s cryptocurrency is called ether, or ETH.
Ethereum’s current market cap is $364.6 billion and has a current circulating supply of 120.4 million coins, which makes it worth about $3,028 per ETH.
If Ethereum had a trillion dollar market cap, it would be worth around $8,305 per ETH
. That’s a 274% increase, 2.74 times (also the amount of currently-priced ETH you could buy with this hypothetical amount) its current price.
Ethereum’s supply is unlimited, so in order to stay at a price of $8,305 per ETH, the project would need a constant flow of investment. This price is not sustainable at a trillion dollar market cap. However, Ethereum has been burning coins
in order to combat inflation.
Right now, you earn 2 ETH per block mined and it looks like there are about 6,400 blocks mined on any given day. About 12,800 ETH are put into circulation each day. However, the network is burning about 8,900 ETH per day, netting 3,900 new ETH per day. At this rate, in one year 46,800 new ETH would be added to the network, and the price would be around $8,302 after the first year if it maintained the trillion dollar market cap.
Solana is an Ethereum competitor, and is similar in that it also allows developers to create apps, like NFT projects or decentralized exchanges (DEX). However, Solana is better than Ethereum in terms of speed as it’s much faster at processing transactions. Solana’s crypto is called SOL.
Solana’s current market cap is $33.2 billion and has a current circulating supply of 328.1 million coins, which makes it worth about $101 per SOL.
If Solana had a market cap of one trillion dollars, it would be worth around $3,047 per SOL
. For Solana, this would be a 3,016% increase, over 30 times its price now.
Solana doesn’t really have a max cap on the number of coins that will eventually be in circulation. The project has an inflation schedule, and according to that schedule in about 8 years the total supply of coins will be around 700 million, which is a little over double the current supply. If Solana maintains the made-up trillion dollar market cap the price would no longer hold at $3,000, but possibly be lower than $1,500.
Cardano is another platform that allows the creation of dApps by developers that make use of smart contracts. Cardano was designed to be environmentally friendly with its proof of stake consensus method
. Its native cryptocurrency is ADA.
Cardano’s current market cap is $31.4 billion and has a current circulating supply of 33.8 billion coins, which makes it worth about $0.93 per ADA.
If Cardano had a market cap of a trillion dollars, it would be worth around $30 per ADA
. This is a 3,225% increase, 32.25 times Cardano’s price currently.
Cardano’s current circulating supply is about 75% of its total supply. Its maximum supply is 45 billion coins. If Cardano had a trillion dollar market cap, the more realistic possible price would be about $22.22.
Some people are hoping that Cardano will reach $100. However, this is highly unlikely unless somehow it can reach around a 5 trillion dollar market cap. The people that think Cardano will reach $100 are the same people that dumped their entire life savings at its all time high.
Terra is a project that powers certain stablecoins and other financial apps. Terra has a stablecoin called TerraUSD (UST) pegged to the U.S. dollar, but also has many other stablecoins pegged to all sorts of other currencies. Terra’s crypto is called LUNA.
Terra’s current market cap is $29.2 billion and has a current circulating supply of 360.8 million coins, which makes it worth about $81 per LUNA.
If Terra had a trillion dollar market cap, it would be worth around $2772 per LUNA
. That’s a 3422% increase, 34.22 times Terra’s current price.
Terra has a max supply of 1 billion coins, which is a little over double the current supply. This means that in the future, when the max supply is circulating, if Terra can hit a trillion dollar market cap the crypto would realistically be worth around $1,000 each, a 1,234% increase, or 12.34 times its current price.
Terra is another project that successfully burned coins to try and limit the supply, causing the price of the token to increase. This is something they could try to do in the future to replicate that increase. Because Terra has already burned some LUNA tokens the circulating supply will never actually get to 1 billion.
Funny how this aged. Well, Terra and LUNA are no longer with us. You can read more about what happened with Terra and Luna
Avalanche is another Ethereum competitor, a smart contracts platform which developers can use to build dApps or custom blockchains. Avalanche has a token called AVAX.
Avalanche’s current market cap is $20.7 billion and has a current circulating supply of 268.3 million coins, which makes it worth about $77 per AVAX.
If Avalanche had a trillion dollar market cap, it would be worth around $3727 per AVAX
. From Avalanche’s current price, this is a 4,840% increase, which is over 48 times.
Avalanche has a total supply of 720 million coins. That’s about 2.7 times the amount of AVAX tokens currently circulating. So, with a trillion dollar market cap and its max supply circulating, Avalanche would be worth about $1,389. That’s an 1,803% increase, or 18 times its current price. Sounds like a pretty great return on investment to me!
is a memecoin that was designed to parody Bitcoin, but grew to a large market cap thanks to its community. It once helped send the Jamaican bobsled team to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Dogecoin’s crypto is called DOGE.
Dogecoin’s current market cap is $19 billion and has a current circulating supply of 132.7 billion coins, which makes it worth about $0.14 per DOGE.
If Dogecoin had a trillion dollar market cap, it would be worth around $7.53 per DOGE
. That’s a 5,378% increase, 53.78 times the current price of DOGE.
Dogecoin is another coin that has absolutely no maximum supply, maintaining a market cap of one trillion dollars would actually decrease the price of DOGE over time. Dogecoin is expected to produce 5.2 billion coins per year for the rest of forever, which would lower the price of DOGE from $7.53 to $7.25 within the first year, and to $6.98 after the second. Don’t worry though, it would take about 166 years to produce enough DOGE for it to be worth $1 at a trillion dollar market cap.
is a blockchain that allows different blockchains to talk to each other. For example, Bitcoin and Ethereum cannot exchange data with each other without something like Polkadot. Its cryptocurrency is called DOT.
Polkadot’s current market cap is $17.6 billion and has a current circulating supply of 987.6 million coins, which makes it worth about $17.82 per DOT.
If Polkadot had a trillion dollar market cap, it would be worth around $1,013 per DOT
. That’s a 5,684% increase, or 56.84 times its current value.
Like many other crypto on this page, Polkadot has no max supply, which means that in order for it to keep the price of $1,013 per DOT, it would need more investment, and unfortunately that price could not be maintained at a trillion dollar market cap.
Polkadot’s inflation rate is based on the number of validators on the network, maxing out at 10%. At that rate, after a year each DOT would be worth about $920.
Shiba Inu is another memecoin, similar to Dogecoin, except it’s Ethereum-based. The project has things in the works besides being a meme, like its decentralized exchange called ShibaSwap. Its token is SHIB.
Shiba Inu’s current market cap is $14.1 billion and has a current circulating supply of 549.1 trillion coins, which makes it worth about $0.000026 per SHIB.
If Shiba Inu had a trillion dollar market cap, it would be worth around $0.00182 per SHIB
. Shiba would increase by about 7,000, or 70 times its current price.
The amount of Shiba Inu that is in the total supply is 589.7 trillion. With this max supply at a trillion dollar market cap, SHIB would be about $0.00169 each.
So many people want Shiba to hit a penny
, but the fact is it would need somewhere over a 5 trillion dollar market cap with its current supply in order for that to happen.
is a layer-2 platform, meaning it allows Ethereum-based projects to transfer data to each other. It also allows developers to create their own blockchains which are compatible with the Ethereum network. The project’s token is called MATIC.
Polygon’s current market cap is $10.7 billion and has a current circulating supply of 7.8 billion coins, which makes it worth about $1.38 per MATIC.
If Polygon had a trillion dollar market cap, it would be worth around $128.21 per MATIC
. This would be a 9,290% increase, 92.9 times MATIC’s current price.
Polygon has a max supply of 10 billion tokens, which means there are still 22% percent remaining before the total supply will be circulating. When this happens, MATIC would be worth around $100 per MATIC at a trillion dollar market cap.
Chainlink is an oracle, which means that it connects blockchains with accurate external data, like market prices. Chainlink’s native cryptocurrency is called LINK.
Chainklink’s current market cap is $6.4 billion and has a current circulating supply of 467 million coins, which makes it worth about $13.66 per LINK.
If Chainlink had a trillion dollar market cap, it would be worth around $2,141 per LINK
. Chainlink would increase around 15,673%, a whopping 156.73 times the price currently.
Chainlink has a total supply of 1 billion, just over double the current circulating supply. If it were to reach a market capitalization of one trillion while its max supply is circulating, it would be worth around $1,000 per LINK, which is 73.2 times its current price.
My Personal Favorites
I had fun while writing this so I decided to do the same thing with a couple of my favorite cryptos, Algorand and Loopring.
Algorand is a blockchain network that focuses on scalability, security, speed, and aims to reduce energy usage
. Like a lot of these other projects Alogrand is a platform where developers can build dApps, but it's also a digital currency. Algorand’s currency is called ALGO.
Algorand’s current market cap is $5.1 billion and has a current circulating supply of 7.1 billion coins, which makes it worth about $0.72 per ALGO.
If Algorand had a market cap of a trillion dollars, it would be worth around $140.84 per ALGO
. Algorand would see an increase of about 19,561%, or 195.61 times the current ALGO price.
Algorand has a max supply of 10 billion coins. So, 29% of the supply still is not in circulation. However, if ALGO were to reach a trillion dollar market cap with its max supply circulation, it would be worth around $100 each. That would still be 138.88 times its current price, a 13,888% increase.
Loopring is an application based crypto that allows developers to create their own decentralized exchanges to better and more quickly connect people who are trying to buy and sell crypto. Loopring is LRC.
Loopring’s current market cap is $1.2 billion and has a current circulating supply of 1.37 billion coins, which makes it worth about $0.93 per LRC.
If Loopring were able to hit a market cap the size of Bitcoin, it would be worth $729.92 per LRC
, a 78,486% increase, or 784.86 times the currency price of LRC.
All of the Loopring coins are already circulating, creating scarcity. It’s also a deflationary asset meaning the price could possibly rise as coins are burned during transactions as a fee. As the amount of tokens decreases the price will continue to rise even if it maintains a trillion dollar market cap.
Remember this is not a price prediction and is all for fun.
You can find the price of any crypto by dividing your hypothetical market cap by the amount of coins in circulation.
Sadly, the odds of one of these coins hitting a trillion dollars is very slim.
Don’t forget a trillion dollars is a lot of money. That’s like Tesla sized. It’s bigger than Berkshire Hathaway, or even Facebook. There are only 6 trillion dollar companies on the stock market. And only Bitcoin itself is the only cryptocurrency pushing a trillion dollar market cap currently.
The cryptocurrencies that will have a high market cap in the future are the ones that provide an actual use. In the long term, there needs to be a reason to invest in a certain crypto. Just like companies in the stock market, it will be the coins which provide value.
However, if any of these do manage to reach a market cap of one trillion dollars, I hope it’s the one you hold most of.
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