Bitcoin’s market dominance fell to a three-year low of 40.05% after the weekend’s Musk drama noticed its value fall again below $45,000.
What Happened: Crypto Twitter blamed the Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO for the selloff, alleging his tweets hinting at an imminent Bitcoin selloff by Tesla prompted a lot of market individuals to panic promote their very own share of the digital asset.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 16, 2021
While Bitcoin (CRYPTO: BTC) isn’t the one cryptocurrency that was topic to the weekend’s hostile value actions, altcoins now accounted for almost all of the market, reaching a collective market cap of $1.2 trillion.
Ethereum’s market dominance stood at a three-year excessive of over 19%, whereas others like Binance Coin (BNB) and Cardano (ADA) accounted for over 3% every.
Why It Matters: Since September 2018, Bitcoin has accounted for over 50% of the crypto market, and throughout the peak of the asset’s bull run between December 2020 and March 2021, dominance reached a excessive of 70%.
In truth, just a few large-cap altcoins even managed new all-time highs amidst the market-wide selloff. One of those cash was Cardano (ADA), which reached a excessive of $2.42 over the weekend. ADA’s 24-hour losses have been additionally much less important than different cash, because it remained round $2.19 at press time regardless of solely breach the two-dollar mark on Saturday.
Solana (SOL) was one other altcoin that rose to a brand new excessive, because it breached $52.50 earlier at this time. The token’s 24-hour buying and selling quantity was up by 227% to $2.56 billion on the time of writing.
“The Bitcoin dominance remains to be falling,” wrote crypto dealer “The Moon” on Twitter. “The alt season shouldn’t be over but. But my intestine feeling is that the top is close to!”
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