On Jan. 21, 2023, the price of bitcoin reached a 24-hour high of $23,333 per unit at 5 a.m. Eastern Time on Saturday. The entire crypto-economy is now valued at $1.05 trillion after rising 7.2% against the U.S. dollar. Bitcoin’s price rise has led to the crypto asset’s dominance level surpassing the 40% region among thousands of crypto assets, as the digital currency’s market valuation has climbed to $443 billion.
Bitcoin’s Value Rises 37.2% in 30 Days, Pushing Dominance Level Above 40%
Bitcoin jumped above the $23,000 zone on Jan. 21 and the crypto asset’s value is now 37.2% higher than it was 30 days ago. The increase has pushed BTC’s dominance level above the 40% region. According to coinmarketcap.com (CMC) data, BTC’s dominance level on Jan. 21 is around 42.4%.
The leading crypto asset’s dominance level rose above the 40% region after the first week of January 2023. The crypto economy aggregator coingecko.com (CG) indicates that bitcoin’s dominance is around 41.1% on Jan. 21. Bitcoin’s dominance is the digital currency’s market capitalization divided by the crypto economy’s entire market valuation.
From 2009 to 2017, BTC’s dominance level held above the 80% range. But after dropping below 80%, the dominance level never returned to that position. While BTC’s dominance is around 41-42% today, CG metrics show the second-leading crypto asset, ethereum (ETH), has a dominance level of around 18.4%.
CMC data suggests ETH’s dominance is around 19.3% out of the $1.05 trillion in U.S. dollar value. Other major dominant players in January 2023 include tether (USDT) as it commands 6.33% market dominance, and binance coin (BNB) has a dominance level of around 4.57%.
The stablecoin USDC has a market dominance level of around 4.13%, and XRP’s is roughly 1.99%, according to CMC statistics on Saturday afternoon at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Between BTC, ETH, USDT, BNB, USDC, and XRP, the dominance level of all six coins is around 78.72% on Jan. 21. The last time BTC’s dominance was this high was six months ago in mid-July 2022.
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