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Bitcoin (BTC) flies to $13,000 and dominance is close to 62%.

During last night, bitcoin reached new highs of the last 18 months, testing the threshold of 13 thousand dollars on several exchanges, including Binance. As a result, bitcoin dominance approached the 62% threshold, indicating strong suffering for the altcoins, literally crushed by the mighty growth of BTC.

At this time bitcoin is trading at about $12,700, a figure slightly lower than the day’s high, due to a slight correction caused by the settlement of several open shorts on Bitmex.

BTC is nevertheless recording a daily increase in its value of $1300, for a percentage variation close to +12%.

The dominance of bitcoin is close to 62%.

As already seen in this last week, bitcoin growth is taking place at the expense of altcoins, which for days now have shown significant losses against BTC. In addition to the inflow of fresh capital, there is also a shift of funds from altcoins to bitcoin, with a consequent increase in BTC’s dominance.

In the last week, bitcoin increased its dominance from the initial 60% to the current 64%. This value has not been reached since December 2017, when BTC reached the $20,000 mark, albeit with a much higher total market capitalisation.

Surely as soon as bitcoin suffers a slight decrease in its value, the dominance will decrease slightly, giving the altcoins a breath of relief, often able to increase by a few percentage points the value of the main coins.

The daily volume recorded by bitcoin reached 32 billion dollars traded in 24 hours, followed by the stablecoin Tether, with a daily volume of 29 billion dollars. By contrast, the volumes recorded by the other coins were much lower.

It is difficult to predict whether bitcoin dominance will continue to increase towards new annual highs or whether it will stabilise, allowing altcoins to recover significantly.

Everything will depend on BTC’s movements in the next few hours and days. At the moment the most significant resistance is between 13 and 14 thousand dollars, which is why the rise has temporarily settled around 12,700 dollars.

Emanuele Pagliari
Emanuele Pagliarihttps://www.emanuelepagliari.it/
Telecommunications engineer with a strong passion for technology. His adventure in the world of blogging started on GizChina.it in 2014 and then continued on LFFL.org and GizBlog.it. Emanuele is in the world of cryptocurrency as a miner since 2013 and today he follows the technical aspects related to blockchain, cryptography and dApp, also for applications in the Internet of Things.