Bitcoin Forum
August 02, 2021, 06:26:52 PM *
News: Latest Bitcoin Core release: 0.21.1 [Torrent]
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register More  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: [2017-12-20] Bitcoin Dominance Drops Below 50%, Litecoin and Other Altcoins Surg  (Read 47 times)
WatchMaker
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 490
Merit: 104


View Profile
December 20, 2017, 01:47:29 PM
 #1

Bitcoin Dominance Drops Below 50%, Litecoin and Other Altcoins Surge Rapidly




The bitcoin dominance index has fallen below 50 percent for the first time since October, as alternative cryptocurrencies in the market such as Ethereum, Litecoin, and Ripple demonstrated strong performance over the past week.

After a week-long rally, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, Cardano, IOTA, Dash, NEM, and EOS, all of the top 10 cryptocurrencies with the exception of bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash, have recorded a daily gain of over 10 percent.

Earlier this week, CCN reported that Litecoin and Cardano have both demonstrated more than 150 percent increase in value within a seven-day period. Since then, both Cardano and Litecoin have surged by nearly 20 percent.

Why are Alternative Cryptocurrencies on the Rise?

Throughout this week, many analysts have provided contrastic viewpoints in regards to the rise of altcoins. Some have claimed that the entrance of institutional money and hedge funds in the cryptocurrency market initially by bitcoin futures have led investors to explore other cryptocurrencies in the market.

Others have attributed the success of altcoins to the scalability issues of bitcoin and the lack of Segregated Witness (SegWit) integration by businesses. Leading wallet platforms like Blockchain and Coinbase, along with bitcoin transaction fee prediction platforms have been recommending a transaction fee in the range of $10 to $30, due to the state of the bitcoin mempool, the holding area of unconfirmed transactions.

Willy Woo, a highly regarded cryptocurrency analyst and researcher, noted that while SegWit has improved the Bitcoin blockchain in terms of scalability and block size expansion, SegWit will need to reach a high adoption rate to substantially lower the transaction fees of bitcoin. Woo wrote:

“Now that Segwit is out, bitcoin blew past the 4 transactions per second ceiling and tipping 5.5 transactions per second. But judging on past organic growth, the true demand is over 10 transactions per second right now. If Segwit was fully adopted, the network would be able to handle this estimated 10 transactions per second of demand easily. Hardly any of the major exchanges have adopted Segwit. IMO they have the biggest power right now to quickly alleviate congestion.”

However, only a few major bitcoin platforms including Trezor, Ledger, ShapeShift, and BitGo have integrated SegWit, and larger wallet platforms such as Coinbase and Blockchain are yet to implement SegWit.

In the short-term, the lack of a scaling solution and slow adoption rate of SegWit will continuously lead to high transaction fees, unless the mempool clears.

Public Interested in Tokens


The public and investors in the cryptocurrency sector have begun to take interest in tokens and cryptocurrencies that are able to carry operations and process transactions bitcoin is not capable of.

For instance, Litecoin’s faster confirmation times allow the facilitation of small payments with lower fees. Dash, Monero, Zcash, and Verge’s privacy measures enable users to process anonymous transactions that cannot be tracked through public blockchain explorers.

Whether the trend of alternative cryptocurrencies rising and bitcoin sustaining its value will continue in the mid-term remains uncertain. In July, bitcoin’s dominance index was also below 50 percent, as the popularity of Ethereum surged. Throughout August and September, bitcoin’s dominance index recovered, peaking to 62 percent.

URL: https://www.ccn.com/bitcoin-dominance-drops-50-litecoin-altcoins-surge-rapidly/
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
1627928812
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1627928812

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1627928812
Reply with quote  #2

1627928812
Report to moderator
1627928812
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1627928812

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1627928812
Reply with quote  #2

1627928812
Report to moderator
1627928812
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1627928812

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1627928812
Reply with quote  #2

1627928812
Report to moderator
Kemarit
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 2072
Merit: 1293



View Profile
December 20, 2017, 02:49:52 PM
 #2

As per coinmarketcap, bitcoin dominance is down to 46%. Just last week, it went as high as 56% if I'm not mistaken. Obviously, it went down because the price is dropping. It is just above $17,000 from a high of $19,000. I saw threads today saying that bitcoin is dead because of the high of doing transactions, so the complains keeps mounting, maybe that's why the main reason why the price is dropping in the last days. However, I don't know if alts are better choice, we all know for a fact that they are merely for pump-and-dump schemes. We have seen this in the past. And if others think that Bitcoin Cash is the best replacement because of its big blocks, think again. Its gonna be centralizes crypto's, and we all know who are the entities behind it, and I'm sure you don't trust those guys like I do. I'm still voting for Lightning Network, it could be the sidechain solution that we are all been waiting for. It will allow us to send using its layers, on top of blockchain. But let's see when its going to be implemented. I'm sure that there will be resistance on this if ever if its going to be activated soon.

Duelbits            ▄████▄▄
          ▄█████████▄
        ▄█████████████▄
     ▄██████████████████▄
   ▄████▄▄▄█████████▄▄▄███▄
 ▄████▐▀▄▄▀▌████▐▀▄▄▀▌██

 ██████▀▀▀▀███████▀▀▀▀█████

▐████████████■▄▄▄■██████████▀
▐██████████████████████████▀
██████████████████████████▀
▀███████████████████████▀
  ▀███████████████████▀
    ▀███████████████▀
.
         ▄ ▄▄▀▀▀▀▄▄
         ▄▀▀▄      █
         █   ▀▄     █
       ▄█▄     ▀▄   █
      ▄▀ ▀▄      ▀█▀
    ▄▀     ▀█▄▄▄▀▀ ▀
  ▄▀  ▄▀  ▄▀

Live Games

   ▄▄▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▄▄
 ▄▀ ▄▄▀▀▀▀▀▄▄ ▀▄
▄▀ █ ▄  █  ▄ █ ▀▄
█ █   ▀   ▀   █ █  ▄▄▄
█ ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ █ █   █
█▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀█  █▄█
█ ▀▀█  ▀▀█  ▀▀█ █  █▄█

Slots
.
        ▄▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▄
        █         ▄▄  █
▄▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▄       █
█  ▄▄         █       █
█             █       █
█   ▄▀▀▄▀▀▄   █       █
█   ▀▄   ▄▀   █       █

Blackjack
|              ▄▄▀▀█▌
          ▄▄▀█▄    █
        ▄▀     ▀▄▄ █
       █    ▄▄    ▀█
    ▄▄█    █  █   ▐▌
  ▄▀ █      ▀▀    █
▄▀  ▐▌           █
█ ▄▀▀▄▄        ▄▀
▀▀  ▄  ▀▄▄   ▄▀█
  ▄▀   ▄  ▀█▀  █
   ▄▀ ▄▀   █  █
  ▄▀ █     █▄▀
   ▄▀
NEW GAME!
..CRASH...
|||
[ Đ ][ Ł ]
AVAILABLE NOW
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!