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Bitcoin, dominance back below 60%

The opening week of April is off to a strong start, with more than 85% of the most capitalized cryptocurrencies up and bitcoin’s dominance seemingly eroded. 

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Over the weekend, there were already signs of a bullish reaction after a week of uncertain movements.

Among the most high-profile currencies, there were double-digit gains for the privacy coins, with Monero (XMR) rising more than 10% and ZCash gaining more than 25%. Both are now back to the relative highs of early March. 

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Among the coins attracting the most interest in recent periods in the NFT sector today are Decentraland (MANA) and Flow (FLOW) which are up 15%.

Bitcoin, record market cap but dominance declines

Bitcoin’s rise over the past few hours has put the market cap near all-time highs at $1.830 trillion. Bitcoin is within touching distance of $1.1 trillion in capitalization but is again losing the 60% market share threshold. This is a sign that although Bitcoin is leading the rise, it is the altcoins that are showing a more sustained climb.  

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Decentralized finance is also back on the upswing and is back above $42.5 billion in turnover. The number of Ethereum locked in DeFi projects updates the record of the last 5 months, with 9.4 million ETH. 

The largest options expiry on Friday has reduced the volume of open interest from over $14 billion to $10 billion. It will be interesting to see how traders reposition their new strategies in the coming days. 

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Bitcoin chart by Tradingview

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With the rise of the weekend reflected in the first part of today’s day, Bitcoin is back to within a step of $58,500, the highest level since March 21st, chasing away concerns of a plunge below $50,000, the lowest level recorded in the first week of March. 

In the coming hours, it will be necessary to understand if the rise will be supported by volumes that in the last three days have remained above the monthly average.

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Ethereum chart by Tradingview

Ethereum (ETH) 

The price fluctuations that had characterized the movements of Ethereum from early March until the beginning of last week ended with the break-down of the $1,750 area which occurred exactly one week ago, Monday, March 22nd. 

It was a movement that had caused concern for a closure of the quarterly cycle below $1,500, but in recent hours prices have returned above the support of $1,750, confirming the bullish structure that accompanies Ethereum since last December and that shows no sign of giving in. 

This week it will be important to understand if the support of the purchases will continue with prices going back above $1,900, the highs recorded in mid-month. 


Federico Izzi
Federico Izzi
Financial analyst and independent #trader – S.I.A.T. & Assob.it partner. He operates actively on stock and derivatives markets (futures and options) since 1997. A precursor of cyclic-volumetric analysis he is known for having identified the most important upward and downward movements in the financial markets of recent years. He participates annually as a speaker at the ITForum in Rimini since the 2010 edition and InvestingRoma and Napoli since the first edition of 2015. He is a guest and market expert on the "Trading Room" and "Market Driver" broadcasts of Class CNBC, Borsa Diretta.tv and on the evening news of Traderlink. Since July 2017 he is a permanent guest on LeFonti.TV, the only weekly national space dedicated to cryptocurrencies alongside the most important international experts in the field. He was interviewed as a cryptocurrency expert for Forbes Italia, Panorama, StartupItalia and DonnaModerna. He was recognized as the first Italian technical analyst to have published the first secular cyclic analysis on Bitcoin. Periodically publishes articles on ITForum News, Sole24Ore, MILANOFINANZA, TrendOnLine and Wall Street Italy. Federico Izzi is... "Zio Romolo".