The crypto-currency community has been betting on version 2.0 of the altcoin season. Back in March, a team of researchers at Binance suggested that the crypto market might be approaching the Alt season. A situation where alternative cryptocurrencies (altcoins) pump hundreds of percentages and outperform the leading crypto, Bitcoin.
Well, it’s worth noting that the final alt season took place between 2017 and 2018 after bitcoin hit below-34%. The 6th of March Binance Research Paper hinted at renewed activity across the Altcoin industry. However, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao recently came out claiming the anticipation that all altcoins are going to rally is too optimistic and should be dismissed by far.
Not all alts will pump during the next #altszn. If a project has been around for 3 years but not much to show for, then…
A few that have consistently pushed development will thrive.#BUIDL
— CZ 🔶 Binance (@cz_binance) July 8, 2020
Hot Anticipation of Alt Season in Third Quarter of 2020
Of course, a number of traders expect altcoins to gain by the third quarter of 2020. Looking at several altcoins, including Dogecoin, ChainLink and Cardano, reveals a frantic effort to take over the price charts.
Among the list, however, only Dogecoin has made gains in excess of a hundred percent. LINK scored at least 6.11 percent on the 24-hour price chart, while Cardano pumped at least 26 percent. Both hit a market price of $5.99 and $0.13 respectively. In addition, the market dominance of Bitcoin still stands at 63 percent.
Low Bitcoin Trading Volume in February
The basis of Binance Team Research back in March was a huge decline in the dominance of Bitcoin’s trading volume back in February. After that, it plunged from 40% to 27%. In fact, the researchers suggested that if the bearish trend were to continue, the high appetite for trade-in altcoins would definitely be rooted.
However, while the market can predict a surge across the following altcoins; Dogecoin, VeChain, Icon, Cardano, 0x and Cosmos; not all altcoins will pump. This is also according to a tweet from Binance CEO, an opinion backed by other industry followers such as Jason Calacanis-an investor in Robinhood and Uber. Who, however, claims that at least 99 percent of altcoin projects have no merit.
Meanwhile, according to CoinmarketCap the cryptocurrency market capitalization stands at $271.3 billion.