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Crypto crash: Here’s how much $1,000 invested at the peak is worth today

January 6, 2022, 4:25 PM UTC

Cryptocurrencies continued to slide Thursday following aggressive comments in the minutes of the Federal Reserve’s December meeting, which caused widespread concern among investors.

Bitcoin was down more than 8% in mid-morning trading, while Ethereum fell 11%, and Cardano was off 7%. While we’re only a week into the year, all major cryptos are in negative territory in 2022.

That could spook investors, many of whom hopped on the crypto train last year as prices spiked. (Bitcoin, for instance, saw its price double last year at one point.)

Volatility is a constant risk in the crypto world, but the past two months have driven that home for some investors. Only one crypto has shown gains in that time.

But what about the people who invested right at the peak of these cryptos? We got curious about the impact on those investors. (All prices are as of 10:00 a.m. ET on Thursday.)

Bitcoin

All-time high: $68,990.90
Value of $1,000 investment today: $618
2022 year to date: –6.6%
Since Nov. 6, 2021: –31%

Ethereum

All-time high: $4,865.57
Value of $1,000 investment today: $693
2022 year to date: –7%
Since Nov. 6, 2021: –25%

Cardano

All-time high: $3.10
Value of $1,000 investment today: $394
2022 year to date: –4.8%              
Since Nov. 6, 2021: –39%

Dogecoin

All-time high: $0.740796
Value of $1,000 investment today: $212
2022 year to date: –6.7%
Since Nov. 6, 2021: –40%

Shiba Inu

All-time high: $0.000089
Value of $1,000 investment today: $337
2022 year to date: –9.8%
Since Nov. 6, 2021: –48%

Litecoin

All-time high: $413.47
Value of $1,000 investment today: $323
2022 year to date: –7.4%
Since Nov. 6, 2021: –32%

Bitcoin Cash

All-time high: $1,836.63
Value of $1,000 investment today: $213
2022 year to date: –8.09%
Since Nov. 6, 2021: –43%

Solana

All-time high: $260.12
Value of $1,000 investment today: $569
2022 year to date: –11.54%
Since Nov. 6, 2021: –43%

XRP

All-time high: $3.40
Value of $1,000 investment today: $223
2022 year to date: –7.61%
Since Nov. 6, 2021: –34%

Terra

All-time high: $103.61
Value of $1,000 investment today: $733
2022 year to date: –9.76%
Since Nov. 6, 2021: +49%

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