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Altcoins Ready to Steal the Show as Bitcoin’s Dominance Remains Below 50%

Altcoins Ready to Steal the Show as Bitcoin’s Dominance Remains Below 50%

Bitcoin has seen significant growth in 2023, with an increase of over 80% since the start of the year.

However, altcoins have not seen the same amount of attention, with only minor gains in comparison. Based on certain market metrics, the moment for altcoins to outperform, popularly known as “alt season,” might be approaching soon. Alt season typically occurs after a Bitcoin rally; experts suggest it may be on the horizon.

On April 16, a crypto trader and analyst known as “Skew” made a few observations on altcoins and markets. They observed that altcoins and Ethereum (ETH) were leading in 24-hour volume, with a “large OI shift to altcoins here.” Open interest (OI) measures the number of active crypto derivatives contracts that have yet to be settled.

The analyst also noted that Bitcoin’s dominance has begun to decrease, falling nearly 4% in less than a week due to Ethereum’s rally after the successful Shapella upgrade on April 12. Currently, Bitcoin’s dominance is at 47.06%, and it has not exceeded 50% for two years since April 2021.

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The analyst remarked that altcoin appreciation might be expected in the near future when BTC Dominance is declining. The analyst also drew comparisons to previous cycles, stating that there are similarities between the 2021 bottom consolidation when BTC showed strength first before a greater market rally.

Additionally, Ethereum seems to be leading the altcoins, and “if ETH is actually showing strength here, some altcoins are well undervalued,” the analyst said.

While some altcoins have experienced some significant gains – some even reaching +50% – the majority of altcoins have not made notable moves. Thus, alt season may have to wait a little longer.

Alexander Stefanov

Reporter at CoinsPress

Alex is an experienced finance journalist and a cryptocurrency and blockchain enthusiast. With over five years of experience covering the industry, he deeply understands the complex and constantly evolving world of digital assets. His insightful and thought-provoking articles provide readers with a clear picture of the latest developments and trends in the market. His passionate approach allows him to break down complex ideas into accessible and insightful content. Follow up on his content to be up to date with the most important trends and topics - stay ahead of the curve with CoinsPress.

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