Why Bitcoin Outperformed Most of the Crypto Assets in 2019 – Ep.107

Nate Maddrey, senior research analyst of Coin Metrics, gives an overview of how the major crypto networks ended 2019. We discuss how Bitcoin outperformed most other crypto assets last year, how it has been somewhat correlated with gold this year, whereas other crypto assets are not, and how the price movement of Bitcoin and Ethereum is starting to uncouple. We also talk about “realized cap,” which is when each individual coin last moved on chain, and “market cap to realized cap” (MVRV), which is a way of looking at when the current holders will obtain profits if they sell, and how Bitcoin’s investors are in the black, or that perhaps Ethereum is undervalued. Another topic was stablecoins, and how Tether on Ethereum has overtaken Tether on Omni and why, plus which other stablecoins are seeing growth. He also covers which four networks have seen their number of active addresses drop, how all those also saw their prices decrease and how only Bitcoin and Ethereum had a substantial amount of daily fees, and why that’s significant. 

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