Bitcoin Crypto Dominance Declines as Ether Soars Past $3,000

Bitcoin’s domination of total cryptocurrency market value is declining as its next-biggest rival Ether reaches the $3,000 milestone.

The rise of Ether suggests there’s room for more than one winner among digital tokens as the sector evolves. Bitcoin now accounts for about 46% of total crypto market value of $2.3 trillion, down from roughly 70% at the start of the year, according to tracker CoinGecko. Ether is up to 15% and a group of others outside the top few has doubled its share to 36%.

Bitcoin remains the biggest cryptocurrency but the momentum in other tokens is drawing increasing interest. Crypto proponents argue investors are getting more comfortable with a variety of tokens, while critics contend the sector may be in the grip of a stimulus-fueled mania.