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Memecoin Mania: Sector Skyrockets with Unprecedented 1,312% Gains, Outperforming Traditional Crypto Narratives

In a recent revelation by CoinGecko, the memecoin sector has distinguished itself as the most lucrative narrative within the crypto market this year.

A staggering average return of 1,312.6% was seen across leading memecoins by market cap.

New entrants like Book of Meme (BOME), Brett, and Cat in a Dogs World (MEW) broke into the top 10 by market value following their March launches.

Brett achieved an astonishing 7,727.6% return by Q3 2024’s end, outshining Dogwifhat (WIF) with its 2,721.2% growth, spurred by a Solana-based memecoin craze.

CoinGecko analyst Lim Yu Qian highlighted the exceptional performance of memecoins, stating, “Notably, the memecoin narrative was 4.6 times more profitable than the next best-performing crypto narrative of tokenized real-world assets (RWA), and 33.3 times more profitable than the layer 2 narratives with the lowest returns in Q1 this year.”

As it stands, memecoins boast a market cap of $60.93 billion, a notable 176.9% rise from the previous quarter and making up 2.32% of the total crypto market.

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This surge outpaces the capitalization of sectors like decentralized physical infrastructure networks ($29.98 billion), layer 2 solutions ($32.39 billion), and others, underscoring the memecoin market’s growth and investor appeal.

Google Trends data reflects a peak in “memecoins” searches, hitting a near five-year high in March, indicative of soaring global interest.

This uptick in popularity and increased transaction volumes points to a broadening investor base and vibrant community engagement around memecoins.

The sector’s success coincides with Bitcoin’s record-breaking rally, with its price surpassing $73,800 for the first time, ahead of a supply halving event.

This achievement has arguably fueled broader interest in cryptocurrencies, including memecoins, as investors look to capitalize on the burgeoning market.

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