Exchange, DeFi and metaverse tokens were hit hard in the second quarter of 2023 while Bitcoin continued to make gains.
The second quarter of the year has been a solid one for Bitcoin’s performance as its market dominance gained against altcoins, which “bled” throughout the quarter, according to CoinGecko.
CoinGecko said BNB and ADA saw the largest losses as both were labeled securities in lawsuits against Binance and Coinbase filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
As a result, Bitcoin dominance increased to a two-year high of just over 52% in late June. However, it dropped back below 50% recently with the altcoin rally driven by Ripple’s partial court victory.
Additionally, most of the altcoins that made gains following the 80% XRP pump have already lost them, returning markets to the status quo before the court’s ruling.
CoinGecko reported the total market cap remained sideways for the quarter, ending where it started the period at $1.2 trillion. It has remained sideways into the third quarter and is still at $1.2 trillion at the time of writing.
The big winner for the period was Bitcoin, which outperformed the rest of the market with its gain of almost 7%, the report noted. However, the average daily trading volume for BTC declined 58.7% from the previous quarter.
“After a stellar Q1, Bitcoin still outperforms most major asset classes in Q2, only lagging behind the NASDAQ and S&P500,” the report stated.
With most altcoins aside from XRP continuing to retreat at the moment, hopes for an early “altseason” are dwindling as Bitcoin remains the king of crypto.