Bitcoin [BTC] Unilateral Rise to $9385 Dwarfs Altcoins; Will Dominance Usurp 70%?

By Nivesh Rustgi
Published April 30, 2020 Updated April 30, 2020
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Bitcoin [BTC] Unilateral Rise to $9385 Dwarfs Altcoins; Will Dominance Usurp 70%?

By Nivesh Rustgi
Published April 30, 2020 Updated April 30, 2020

The uptrend in Bitcoin [BTC] price has been unilateral, in that it has failed to cause an uptrend in the altcoins. While Bitcoin [BTC] have achieved 100% recovery from the drop in March, the total market capitalization of altcoins is trailing behind Bitcoin [BTC].


The price of Bitcoin [BTC] at 6: 00 hours UTC on 30th April is $9360, it recorded a high at $9385 earlier today.

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BTC Vs. Total Market Capitalization of Altcoins (TradingView)

The percentage Mcap of cryptocurrencies excluding Bitcoin and Ethereum is currently at 27.2%. Moreover, the top ten altcoins after Ethereum comprise of 11% of total crypto market cap. Veteran trader and chart analyst, Peter Brandt tweeted,

Market cap summary as of April 29, 2020 Bitcoin = $159.8 billion
U.S. Corn crop (2019/20) = $41.1 billion
ETH $23.8
Combined XRP, BCH, LTC, EOS, XTZ, XLM, LINK, ADA, XMR, TRX = $29.0 billion

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ETH/BTC Price Analysis (Source: Twitter)

Furthermore, Ethereum, one the leading performing altcoins, also broke the uptrend w.r.t. Bitcoin. Tyler D. Coates (Alias: Sawcruhteez), tweeted,

I am very, very, very impressed with the move in $BTC today for a variety of reasons.

1) First sign of decoupling from $gold and the #SP500
2) $ETH lost value vs #BTC & broke down a TL.
3) We are back above the adoption curve TL.

With the halving less than 12 days away, the uptrend in Bitcoin is expected to continue. Furthermore, the dominance of Bitcoin [BTC] rose above 65%, and is currently facing looking for support from the 50-day EMA (Exponential Moving Average). The dominance looks primed for a move up to the 70% mark on a weekly scale.

Nevertheless, along with BTC, the altcoin market capitalization broke above the long term bearish trend-line. Continuation can be expected to the upside from the breakout above descending triangle. However, with Bitcoin [BTC]’s violent price action, support needs to be established before altcoins can establish a bull or bear trend.

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Total Market Capitalization of Altcoins (TradingView)

Do you think Bitcoin [BTC] bull run will initiate an alt-season or BTC dominance will reach new yearly highs? Please share your views with us. 

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Nivesh from Engineering Background is a full-time Crypto Analyst at Coingape. He is an atheist who believes in love and cultural diversity. He believes that Cryptocurrency is a necessity to deter corruption. He holds small amounts of cryptocurrencies. Faith and fear are two sides of the same coin. Follow him on Twitter at @nivishoes or mail him at nivesh(at)

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