Bitcoin’s market dominance surged in the third quarter of 2019, briefly reaching highs above 70% of the total market. Mirroring that surge, Binance reports Bitcoin and stablecoin trading pairs also grew in trading dominance in Q3, making up roughly 40% of all trading activity on Binance.
The report notes that Bitcoin’s trading volume dominance had fluctuated between 15-25% for the first half of 2019.
“The third quarter of 2019 exhibited adverse price movements, breaking the two consecutive quarterly price gains in Q1 and Q2,” Binance Research noted. “In Q3, Bitcoin’s price dropped by nearly 30%, closing on September 30th at around $8,000. Meanwhile, large marketcap altcoins all displayed negative performances ranging from -38% to -60%.”
The report matches September exchange data published by Binance Research that shows only Ethereum (ETH) comes close to Bitcoin’s average daily volume, although all of the top-9 altcoins saw significant volume growth last month, apart from Binance Coin (BNB).
Binance also touched on a number of altcoin correlation trends from Q3 in the report, indicating that coins that are Proof-of-Work, Privacy or Programmable blockchains all had strong correlations within their respective categories.
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