e data, we capture higher-moment connectedness among three dominant cryptocurrencies. We find a moderate realized-volatility connectedness wherein Bitcoin and Litecoin (Ripple and Binance Coin) emerge as the leading spillover receivers (transmitters). A robust realized-skewness connectedness is found between Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin, while a strong realized-kurtosis connectedness between Bitcoin and Ethereum. Furthermore, a time-varying connectedness analysis exhibits an enhanced higher-moment connectedness in the cryptocurrency market, which peaks during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study carries critical implications for higher-order pricing in the cryptocurrency market.