In the last five years, Ethereum has not only taken a significant market share from bitcoin, but it has consistently grown in the same time period. While bitcoin had maintained the majority of the market dominance for the longest time, it has not taken altcoins a long time to come for the majority share. In fact, this year, the market dominance of bitcoin feller 50%.
As ethereum’s market dominance has grown, it is important to look at what this might mean for the digital asset and how it may play out in the future. Ethereum has no doubt had an incredible run this year but does growing market dominance indicate a continuous rally?
Ethereum’s market cap had grown as a result of the price surge that the digital asset recorded this year. At almost $500 billion, it remains at only about half of bitcoin’s market cap but has grown to become one of the most valuable assets in the world. Following this, the market dominance of the altcoin has also risen as adoption of the asset had grown rapidly.
In the space of a year, the market dominance of the asset has grown 10%, taking most of the share from bitcoin. This has been an indicator of how much the cryptocurrency had grown, as well as some long-term implications.
As ethereum continues to maintain such a large dominance of the market, it solidifies its place as one of the most valuable cryptocurrencies in the space. With its numerous use cases such as DeFi and NFTs, in addition to its real-world applications, it is expected that ethereum will continue to see a larger share of the market dominance.