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Bitcoin dominance tops 50% amidst market volatility: What’s next?

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Bitcoin has dominated the crypto market over the years. Its dominance could increase further.

Bitcoin dominance tops 50% amidst market volatility: What's next?

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  • BTC remained the most dominant asset despite recent declines.
  • BTC rose above the $61,000 price range.

Bitcoin [BTC] prices have been fluctuating, moving in and out of the red zone, highlighting the lackluster trend it has been experiencing.

Despite these fluctuations, Bitcoin dominance has managed to stay above 50%, albeit with marginal changes.

This sustained dominance above the 50% mark has also influenced the overall trend of the cryptocurrency market capitalization.

Bitcoin dominance remains at over 50%

AMBCrypto’s analysis of Bitcoin’s dominance data from CoinMarketCap indicated that towards the end of the previous year, BTC dominance dropped below 50%, signaling a decrease in BTC’s market cap.

However, at the onset of 2024, the market cap regained the 50% threshold and continued to rise. As of the last recorded data on 11th May, BTC dominance stood at over 53%.

Bitcoin dominance trend

Source: CoinMarketCap

It’s worth noting that CoinMarketCap calculates data weekly. As for the 24-hour data from Crypto Rank on 12th May 12th, BTC dominance had fallen to around 50%.

However, within the last 24 hours, BTC dominance has increased by approximately 0.4%, bringing it back to over 51% at this time.

This translates to around 51% of the total crypto market capitalization.

Bitcoin market cap maintains a $1 trillion threshold

Analysis of the crypto market capitalization trend on CoinMarketCap revealed that it stood at around $2.3 trillion at press time.

Recent data indicated a reduction in market cap over the past few weeks, with a decrease of over 2% in the last 24 hours. Declines in the prices of various crypto assets primarily drive the decrease. 

Also, following a period in 2022 where the market capitalization fell below the $2 trillion mark, it re-entered this range around March and has since remained there, albeit with fluctuations. 

Further examination of the data highlights that out of the total $2.3 trillion market capitalization, Bitcoin accounts for over $1.2 trillion.

Also, despite market fluctuations, the price of Bitcoin has managed to hover around $60,000.

This ensured that its market capitalization remained above the $1 trillion mark for an extended period, allowing Bitcoin dominance to remain above 50%.

BTC makes push above $62,000

AMBCrypto’s analysis of the Bitcoin daily timeframe price trend indicated that it has surged above the $62,000 price zone. It was trading at around $62,500 at the time of writing, with an increase of over 1%.

This marked the first return to this price range in the last three days. 

Bitcoin price trend

Source: TradingView

Read Bitcoin’s [BTC] Price Prediction 2024-25

Should this momentum persist, BTC may test its short-term resistance level at around $64,000.

However, it’s worth noting that it remained in a bear trend according to its Relative Strength Index (RSI) at press time.


Adewale is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. While he is increasingly fascinating by the world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies, Adewale holds a degree in International Relations. Besides working on insightful articles that touch upon the crypto-space's hottest issues, he finds joy in supporting Manchester United and Afrobeat music.
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