Bitcoin dominance, the ratio of cryptocurrency’s value to the overall market cap of digital assets, is at the lowest level since April 2018. The declining dominance ratio suggests traders are rotating into altcoins such as ether (ETH), which is up about 20% over the past week versus a loss of 3% in BTC during the same period.
But not all is lost for bitcoin.
Although retail investors have been pouring into DOGE “and other small-cap crypto assets, BTC adoption has still been growing,” wrote Coin Metrics.
It’s possible that long-term holders are building conviction as bitcoin adoption grows.
The monthly net position change in long-term holders turned positive in April, which suggests profit taking from January is starting to slow, according to data from Glassnode.