Bitcoin’s Dominance Rises as BTC Reached a 4-Day High at $35,500 (Market Watch)
Although bitcoin failed to continue upwards after its intraday high of $35,500, its dominance over the market has increased further. This comes as most alternative coins have stalled, except for Dogecoin, which is up by double-digits.
BTC Dominance on the Rise
After the mid-week crash, in which bitcoin slumped below $30,000 for the first time since January, the asset’s performance has been calmer. It recovered most losses and even spiked to just shy of $35,000 on the following day but failed to continue higher as reported.
The bears drove it south to around $32,000, but the trajectory quickly reversed in the following hours. BTC started climbing again and added more than $3,000 of value.
As a result, it charted a four-day high of approximately $35,500. Despite losing over a grand since then, its dominance over the market has actually increased.
The metric comparing BTC’s market capitalization with all other cryptocurrencies is up to 47%.
Alts Stall While DOGE Pumps
Most of the alternative coins have remained stagnant on a 24-hour scale. Although Ethereum recovered from its most violent stages of the crash, it still fails to overcome $2,000 decisively. As a result, ETH trades just north of $1,900 for a second consecutive day.
Binance Coin jumped higher in the past 24 hours and even exceeded $310 at one point, but has retraced since then and is currently around $290. Cardano, Polkadot, Bitcoin Cash, and Chainlink are slightly in the red since yesterday.
In contrast, Ripple, Uniswap, Litecoin, and Solana have marked minor gains. Dogecoin is the most impressive performer once more from the larger-cap alts following a 10% increase to $0.26.
More fluctuations come from lower- and mid-cap alts. Celo (20%) has surged the most, followed by Nano (16%), Siacoin (12%), THORChain (12%), Curve DAO Token (11%), and Waves (10%).
Klaytn has lost the most from yesterday after a 14% drop. Nevertheless, the cumulative market capitalization of all cryptocurrency assets has remained just shy of $1.4 trillion.Source