Crypto Market Update: Focus on BTC, XRP, BCH, BNB, DASH, and ETC

Siamak Masnavi

This article provides a quick overview of how the crypto markets have been doing—with the focus on Bitcoin (BTC), XRP, Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Binance Coin (BNB), Dash (DASH), and Ethereum Classic (ETC)—over the past 24-hour period.

Bitcoin (BTC)

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As you can see in the price chart below, since September 2, Bitcoin has been trading between $10,000 and $10,900, and at press time, it is trading around $10,300. It seems like Bitcoin needs a major positive catalyst for the price to climb above the $11,000 mark. The opening of the Bakkt Warehouse on September 6, sadly, made no difference to the price of Bitcoin, but the launch of future trading on the Bakkt platform on September 23, especially if there is significant trading volume, might make a positive impact.


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Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse gave an interview to CNN on September 12 during which he was asked about allegations that Ripple is dumping XRP on the market. He replied:

In the XRP community, Ripple is the largest owner, and we are the most interested party in the success of the XRP ecosystem... We are clearly interested in a healthy, successful XRP ecosystem, and we would never do that.

Bitcoin Cash (BCH)

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On September 12, in an interview with Bloomberg, David Shin, the head of the exchange division of, the main company promoting/supporting Bitcoin Cash (BCH), mentioned that is planning to get BCH futures listed on a CFTC-regulated crypto derivatives exchange such as the CME. However, the lack of substance in this news means that BCH has not received any kind of boost so far.

Binance Coin (BNB)

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On September 10, Binance announced that futures platform A had won the competition and thereby had become the official Binance Futures platform. Two days later, Binance announced that Binance Futures would go live at 04:00 UTC on September 13.

Dash (DASH)

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DASH is enjoying a 9% price surge today probably due to the news that it will be listed on Coinbase Pro on September 16 (with trading become available possibly as early as September 17).

Ethereum Classic (ETC)

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Ethereum Classic's "Atlantis" hard fork event took place on September 12 without any problems. 

Yaz Khoury, ETC Cooperative's Director of Developer Advocacy, took to Twitter to congratulate everyone connected with the project:


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Bitcoin Dominance Bump Unlikely to Last — Market Analysis

The entire crypto market seems to be going risk-off and turning to a state of correction, after an excellent start to 2020 throughout January and February which saw significant gains. This is reflected in the brief pop in Bitcoin market dominance. But in the longer term, it’s a different story, and we must always bear in mind the intercourse the conflicting trends of different timeframes – and how they can still agree with each other.

Here, rather than focusing on any specific crypto, we’ll look at the market as a whole using some trusted indicators.

We first look at a small-to-medium-timeframe chart of Bitcoin plus Bitcoin’s market dominance arrayed against the “Others” market dominance, Others being a basket of all altcoins below the top 10. This panoply of charts gives us a broad insight into the whole market.

just some speedbumpsBTC chart by TradingView

During January and some of February, we can see clear risk-taking in the form of a rising altcoin market share. Bitcoin’s price was rising even as its dominance was falling: peak altcoin conditions, where so much buying is coming into the system that more entities are buying Bitcoin than selling Bitcoin for altcoins, even when there is a lot of that.

This pattern has reversed in the past few days, with Bitcoin’s price falling even as its dominance rose, with altcoins being sold back into Bitcoin. The market was overheated in the short term, and people are wisely hedging their profits.

But this trend is unlikely to last. Zooming out and looking at a chart of Ethereum/Bitcoin and both dominance charts again (with Ethereum being a general proxy for the altcoin market), we see a different story.

the bigger picture says the opposite thingETH chart by TradingView

There is a lot going on here. First we can note that Ethereum – again, bearing in mind its role as a general proxy for altcoins – has retaken a very important inflection line that it lost during 2019, the dotted line. It is likely, based on this line retaken last week, that Ethereum is starting a long term uptrend against Bitcoin – and that altcoins in general will do the same in the long term.

Moving to the Bitcoin dominance display in the middle panel, we see an agreement of the above thesis. Bitcoin’s dominance has fallen below its own critical level, namely the area near and above 70%, which BTC held for a while during 2019. This level had not been held since 2017, when Bitcoin put in its all-time-high – and it now looks to be trending steadily away from it again.

This trending away will again provide the space for altcoins to grow in market share, and we have already seen the beginning of this trend during 2020. Perhaps what we have seen was only ‘Round One’.

And moving below to the Others dominance, we see that this indicator has, yet again, taken an important level of 6% and is likely trending away from it. This is the same message in reverse: this level was first tickled during the first real altcoin mega-rally, in the beginning of 2017, and stayed above it for years. It was lost for a time in 2019, about the same time Bitcoin retook its level of 70%.

The larger trends are likely moving in the opposite direction than the shorter ones. Bitcoin's price, based on these indicators, is likely to continue rising even as its market share continues to falls. Altcoins, after years of being battered, are likely to continue gaining market share; and in that situation, the pie can only be getting larger overall.

The views and opinions expressed here do not reflect those of and do not constitute financial advice. Always do your own research.

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