Don’t Hold Your Breath, Bitcoin to Outperform Altcoins For Now

Despite the fact that Bitcoin is the leading crypto, altcoins — the blanket term given to cryptocurrencies that aren’t BTC — were all the rage in late-2017 and early-2018.

In fact, over the course of the bull run from 2016 to early-2018, dominance fell from over 90% to 33% at the bottom. This so-called “altseason” was catalyzed by a Cambrian explosion in the number and variety of cryptocurrencies, the ICO revolution, and massive growth in older projects like XRP and Ethereum.

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With this move, many investors have become accommodated to the idea that when BTC runs, cryptocurrencies should rally even further. But during ’s recent move from $3,150 to the local peak of $14,000, altcoins widely underperformed, as made evident by a 10% uptrend in the Bitcoin dominance stat.

Altseason Unlikely Until Late-2019; to Outperform

For months now, investors on “Crypto Twitter” have been screaming for an altseason. After all, that’s where many traders made their in 2017’s mania.

According to Adaptive Fund’s Willy Woo, however, investors shouldn’t be holding their breath for altcoins to outperform. In a recent three-part thread, the popular analyst explains that one of his indicators suggests that an altseason won’t occur until at least the end of 2019, even the start of 2020.

As he explains, the signal — a bullish cross of the 365-day moving average of the altcoin market cap against Bitcoin — is still a ways off from coming to fruition.

Citing his years of experience in this industry, Woo concludes by reminding his followers that in the long run, a majority of altcoins do not survive, no matter how much money the people running these projects throw into marketing and development. The only “altcoin” that he gave a nod to was Ethereum, which has managed to survive at least four years of market cycles and the rise of “competing” projects.

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Your Alts Will Be Worthless

Woo isn’t the only prominent analyst not exactly expecting altcoins to outpace the market leader anytime soon.

In a recent thread, Joe McCann, the chairman of Node Source and a leading investor, opined that all fundamentals and technicals signal that will be the cryptocurrency to beat for the foreseeable future.

Out of his points, the most notable is that institutions investing directly into digital assets have kept their sights locked on Bitcoin, not XRP or even Ethereum.

Fidelity Investments’ digital asset division is a case in point. The institution’s cryptocurrency arm has only supported thus far, with the division’s arm stating that it is wrestling with adding altcoins due to certain concerns.

You can see a similar trend with the cryptocurrency-focused financial vehicles already on the market, or those that are looking to come to market. Look no further than the incessant stream of crypto-backed exchange-traded fund (ETF) applications and the futures from the CME. Also, notice how Bakkt, who will be testing its first product starting this week, is only releasing futures.

With the cryptocurrency market evidently become one that is -first, it seems improbable that altcoins will begin to gain on the market leader

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