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In a 2017 survey conducted by Cambridge University in the U.K., by far the most widely supported cryptocurrency was Bitcoin, with 98% of exchanges, wallets and payment companies supporting the currency. Far behind was Ether (33%), Litecoin (26%) and Ripple (12%), reflecting the longevity of Bitcoin as well as its soaring popularity as prices skyrocketed in late 2017.

Other cryptocurrencies, however, became more popular as buyers attempted to catch (and cash in on) the next “big thing” in crypto.