The Crypto market has been volatile since it has attained a pace. Bitcoin, on the other hand, has not been surging as it did before.
The market cap has reached around $2 Trillion, which has doubled in the last few months.
But if we see Bitcoin as a part of a whole, it’s indeed contributing to half of the cap and is able to maintain its $1 Trillion market cap, which is really an epic thing in itself.
However, Altcoins have been getting into notice for the last couple of months.
So before we dig deep into the prices of Altcoins and why it is so, let’s understand Altcoins’ concept.
Altcoins: A View From The Above
Altcoins are a collection of cryptocurrencies launched post Bitcoin.
As of March 2021, there were approximately 9,000 cryptocurrencies which accounted for around 40% of the total digital market.
Some top most preferred altcoins include Ethereum, Binance Coin, Tether, Cardano, Polkadot, and XRP.
Coronavirus had severely hit most of the sectors, from manufacturing industries to stock markets. Since the pandemic happened, the values and worth had been fluctuating.
Besides, Bitcoin seems to be revolving around $57K, and the bullish market is trying hard to break the $60,000 threshold. It might be obvious that half the worth of the market is because of Bitcoins.
However, some other coins have been gaining weight and rising steadily.
The Soaring Altcoins
Altcoins have been surging for so many reasons since the beginning of 2021. Let’s see some major reasons for the growth of Altcoins.
- Ether had tracked its all-time high up to $2,100 last week. Polkadot recorded around 30% high, XRP around 52.5%. Some smaller assets like TRON had surged up to 107%, BitTorrent around 176% too.
- The high counting of transactions happening on Tron than on Ethereum also makes the Altcoins rise to the next level.
- Launched in September 2020, BSC also had been a great contributor in lifting the market cap. They have recorded the ATH transaction volumes of $745 Billion in February.
- In February 2021, BSC had surpassed Ethereum in both cases, unique active wallets and transaction volume.
Reports and Analysis
- According to Galen Moore’s analysis, Altcoins’ unexpected performance is because of smart contract plans introduced recently. Also, these cryptocurrencies were aided by increased use of stablecoins, which are digital assets whose value is reserved by some real entries, primarily the U.S. Dollar.
- Steinglass also believes if early adopters mobilize towards Altcoins, this will alleviate Bitcoins’ volatility, which is an essential step towards the greater strength to the Digital Assets other than Bitcoins.
- According to reports, the market of Bitcoins has been weakened. The rapid increase in favour of Altcoins is gradually happening since the market cap reflects the power of Altcoins. This will eventually shift the market towards other cryptocurrencies.
- In the case of Ethereum, the blockchain could be observed as the growing use of the network of choice for DeFi, which consisted of automatic blockchain software rules that can replace every bank and trading firms on Wall Street.
Bitcoins had come down to 57%, from approximately 73% at the start of the year. The market is varying either by Bitcoins or by other digital assets.
Bitcoins support half of the market, and the rest is on the shoulders of Altcoins.
However, the market cap has doubled, and the credits go to Altcoins since Bitcoin is struggling to cross that $60K barrier, and the performance is quite slow since the last few months.
The volatility of the market is a sudden thing. Now it’s important to see whether the Bitcoins can cross the barrier and get the pace back or Altcoins will keep soaring and surging every day.