Bitcoin Dominance Drops Significantly

6 August, 2018

The cryptocurrency markets are experiencing some sideways movement this morning (UTC + 3) with the total market capitalization showing some stability above $250 Billion and at current levels of $254.65 Billion. The same cannot be said about the dominance of the King of Crypto in the markets. Bitcoin (BTC) dominance seems to be declining at the current levels of 47.4%. BTC has dropped from 48.76% levels witnessed less than 3 days ago on August 3rd.  This is a drop of 1.36% in the same time period.

The dominance of Ethereum (ETH) has however increased to current levels of 16.26% from those of 15.62% witnessed on the 3rd of August.

The same August 3rd saw BTC 24 hour trade volumes of $4.6 Billion. That volume is now at $3.798 Billion indicating a significant drop in the market action of Bitcoin. The volumes of ETH have dropped from $1.88 billion to current levels of $1.4 Billion in the same time period.

Looking at the preferred stable coin – Tether (USDT) – during times of decline in the markets, its daily trade volume has been surging on a constant basis in the last month or so. This indicates that investors are choosing to hold on to USDT whenever there is market turmoil.

Regular daily trade levels of USDT are fluctuating from $1.5 Billion to around $3 Billion. But on the 28th of July, this value reached a staggering $13.487 Billion in one day.This is a clear indication of a worried or overly cautious Bitcoin and Ethereum investor base.

What also has been noted in the last 24 hours, is that some alternative coins have gained significantly in the markets indicating a shift from the top 5 crypto assets of BTC, ETH, XRP, BCC, EOS and LTC.

Ethereum Classic (ETC) is still basking in the news of a confirmed addition on Coinbase and is currently up 4.26% in the last 24 hours and trading at $17.32. ZCash (ZEC) is also up 3.37% in the last 24 hours and currently trading at $182. DigiByte (DGB) is up 3.58% in the last 24 hours and currently trading at $0.0334.

The most impressive of the top 100 digital assets according to coinmarketcap.com is MOAC (MOAC) that is currently up 12.67% in the last 24 hours and trading at $4.50 at the moment of writing this.


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