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Mid-cap tokens outperform Bitcoin over past 7 days as BNB hits 6% market dominance

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Mid-cap tokens outperform Bitcoin over past 7 days as BNB hits 6% market dominance

Over the past seven days, mid-cap altcoins have outperformed large-cap and small-cap tokens by some margin compared to Bitcoin.

As a result, Bitcoin’s dominance has fallen to 40% from a high of 45% on Nov. 17.

Projects with a market cap above $1 billion are considered large-cap, while mid-caps are those with a market cap between $100 million and $1 billion. Small-caps are projects below $100 million but above $50 million.

The Glassnode graph below charts the growth of the above market cap groupings against Bitcoin. Mid-caps have gained almost 4% against Bitcoin, while large-caps have remained neutral, and small-caps lost around 2%.

With a market cap of nearly $50 billion, BNB Chain is considered a large-cap token. Among a reasonably neutral return for L1s over the past seven days, BNB has dramatically outperformed the market compared to Bitcoin. BNB posted roughly 14% gains on Bitcoin following a surge in price on Nov. 22.

Since Oct. 23, BNB has been up 31% against Bitcoin and 12% when denominated in USD. Further, BNB’s market dominance hit an all-time high on Nov. 23 as it made up over 6% of the total market cap of the crypto industry.

Also known as Akiba, Liam is a journalist and editor of Blocklight at CryptoSlate. He believes that decentralized ledger technology has the potential to make widespread positive change. He predicts the next 10 years will bring in a dawn of a new age of technological innovation.

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