For months, Bitcoin stole the show when it came to crypto, sucking the capital out of the <span class="wpg-tooltip-term-title">Altcoin</span></h3><div class="wpg-tooltip-content">Altcoin is defined as any cryptocurrency except for Bitcoin. “Altcoin” is a combination of two words: “alternative Bitcoin” or “alternative coin”. There are over 1,500 altcoins with many more planned for release.<p class="wpg-read-more"><a href="https://www.newsbtc.com/dictionary/altcoin/">» Read more</a><p></div>”>altcoin market. Shortly after the top cryptocurrency started its pullback, profits began to flow back into altcoins that have since been soaring over the last month.
BTC dominance shows how down to the wire the fight between Bitcoin and altcoins has become. Just one line is left separating a continued surge into full-blown alt season, or the top cryptocurrency approaching total dominance.
BTC Dominance Hovers At Two-Thirds Market Share
Once upon a time, there was only one: Bitcoin. From <span class="wpg-tooltip-term-title">Satoshi</span></h3><div class="wpg-tooltip-content">Satoshi Nakamoto is the founder and creator of bitcoin, the most popular cryptocurrency. The smallest amount of bitcoin (0.00000001) was also named after him, it is called a Satoshi. This tiny amount of bitcoin is one hundred-millionth of a bitcoin. That’s 7 zeros before the number 1! Satoshi Nakamoto is an unknown person or group of people who created bitcoin in 2009. Very little is known about Satoshi. In an online profile he claims to be a Japanese man born in 1975, but all of his software and online conversations are in perfect English.<p class="wpg-read-more"><a href="https://www.newsbtc.com/dictionary/satoshi/">» Read more</a><p></div>”>Satoshi Nakamoto’s vision of a better form of digital money came vast digital universe filled with altcoins serving a variety of purposes.
Cryptocurrencies are no longer just currencies; they are the building blocks of decentralized finance, a way to keep transactions private, and much more.
Bitcoin itself is still considered an experiment, but that stigma is disappearing by the day as institutions buy into the scarce asset as a safe haven. Altcoins, sans a few with present day utility, are still far more speculative, illiquid, volatile, and risky.
Related Reading | A Dangerous Technical Pattern In Bitcoin Is Back, And It Is Breaking Down
When Bitcoin and altcoins exploded into public view in 2017, the first-ever cryptocurrency’s longevity and adoption helped it weather the top crypto winter far better. From top to bottom, it fell 84%, but by comparison, altcoins dropped much further.
When this all happened, Bitcoin went from being the only kid on the block, to representing only 35% of the entire market share. But since then, altcoins have been in a downtrend against Bitcoin that is reaching a pivotal moment. And it’s all resting on just one line.
<img alt="btc.d bitcoin dominance altcoin