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Bitcoin dominance falls under 40%


28 Dec 2021

#Bitcoin

While Bitcoin critics claim this means that BTC is losing its first-mover competitive advantage, others are anticipating the “altcoin season” is just around the corner, or might even be already underway. Bitcoin’s market dominance has continued to fall, bottoming out below 40% this week. That’s very close to the all-time low of 36.7% in January 2018, according to data from TradingView. Bitcoin (BTC) market dominance refers to the ratio between BTC’s market capitalization and the total crypto market cap.

It’s not the first time its dominance has dipped in 2021. Back in May, Cointelegraph reported that BTC had dipped to represent just 40.3% of the combined crypto asset capitalization, according to CoinMarketCap, and it neared the same level again in September. 

Bitcoin critic and Europac chairman Peter Schiff tweeted about the event on Wednesday, saying that it’s indicative that BTC is “losing its first-mover competitive advantage.” Research published by TradingPlatforms on Monday stated that the data may signal an incoming “alt season.” Over the last seven years, altcoin market dominance has increased threefold from 21% in 2014 to around the 60% mark this month.

Ether’s (ETH) market dominance continues to sit above 20% at almost​​ $500 billion. Over the past year, ETH’s market dominance has doubled from 10%. In a Friday tweet, Crypto analyst Altcoin Sherpa claimed that the “alt season” has already been underway for an entire year. They referenced a chart tracking BTC’s market dominance, suggesting that the downward trend may continue.

It remains to be seen whether institutional investments will help put a floor under the dominance metric. In a Tuesday interview with CNBC, Genesis Trading head of market insights Noelle Acheson said that she could see “strong signs” of institutional crypto investment growth accelerating during 2022. She said that the amount of institutional investment growth in the crypto space over the last 12 months “has been astonishing.”

Back in October, analysts from international banking giant JPMorgan stated that the BTC rally at the time was being fueled by an increased appetite from institutional investors. They claimed that “institutional investors appear to be returning to Bitcoin, perhaps seeing it as a better inflation hedge than gold.”

According to on-chain data from Glassnode, although BTC’s short-term supply has decreased by 32%, long-term holders added 16% to their treasuries during 2021.


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