Bitcoin’s Dominance Drops as BTC Price Briefly Dips Below $10K
Crypto markets continue to trade sideways, with the majority of the top 20 coins by market cap seeing losses.
Saturday, Sept. 21 — crypto markets continued to trade sideways, with the majority of the top 20 coins by market cap seeing losses at publishing time.
Market visualization. Source: Coin360
Bitcoin dominance continues to slip
After briefly dipping below the $10,000 threshold, Bitcoin (BTC) has bounced back to trade at $10,041 at press time. The major cryptocurrency is down 1.1% over the past 24 hours, also seeing a nearly 3% loss over the past seven days.
Bitcoin’s dominance on the market has continued to drop, down from 67.7% at the beginning of the day to 67.5% at publishing time, according to CoinMarketCap.
Bitcoin 24-hour price chart. Source: Coin360
On the other hand, Ether (ETH), the second-biggest cryptocurrency by market cap and the top altcoin, is up 0.5% today to trade at $219 at press time. After seeing a bullish trend reversal earlier this week, Ether is up more than 18% over the past seven days.
Ether seven-day price chart. Source: Coin360
XRP, the third-biggest cryptocurrency by market cap, rose about 1.1% on the day to trade at $0.292. The altcoin has also notable gains over the past seven days, up 11.3% at publishing time.
XRP seven-day price chart. Source: Coin360
Winners and losers
EOS, the seventh-largest crypto by market cap, is seeing the biggest gains over the past 24 hours at publishing time, up about 3.2%. As recently reported, EOS is expected to have its first hard fork on Monday, Sept. 23.
In contrast, privacy-focused coin Monero (XMR) slipped 2.6% over the day, which has led the coin to see some of the largest losses over the past 24 hours.
Total market capitalization has seen a slight loss over the day, down from $269 billion at the beginning of the day to $267 billion at press time. Still, market cap is up on the week after crypto markets saw a notable sell-off to account for $261 billion earlier this week.
Meanwhile, the crypto community is eagerly anticipating a major industry event on Monday, Sept. 23, in the launch of Bakkt’s physically delivered Bitcoin futures. On Sept. 19, Tom Lee, Fundstrat Global Advisors co-founder and major Bitcoin bull, expressed his bullish stance regarding the upcoming launch, claiming that it will lead to more trust in Bitcoin and crypto from institutional traders.