Bitcoin dominance peaks for 1 year amid XRP sales as it returns briefly to $ 24,000

Bitcoin (BTC) maintained volatility on December 23, as the $ 22,800 dip triggered a lightning rally to the classic $ 24,000 resistance.

The daily performance of the cryptocurrency market. Source: Coin360

BTC’s dominance is the highest since the end of 2019

Data from Cointelegraph Markets, Coin360 and TradingView tracked BTC / USD as factors including panic among XRP traders made unstable conditions prevail.

In the press, the pair was trading at 23,700 dollars, after briefly going above the sales levels, at 24,000 dollars. All of this happened in the same few hours that saw Bitcoin go from current levels to $ 22,800 in a matter of minutes and back.

1 minute BTC / USD candle chart. Source: TradingView

With obvious volatility, attention turned to the prospects of other currencies, as the problems at Ripple caused BTC’s dominance to increase to one-year highs.

1-year dominance BTC chart. Source: TradingView

“Historically, we made a top structure in December, after which we had a wonderful first quarter for altcoins,” Cointelegraph Markets analyst Michaël van de Poppe He commented to Twitter followers on the Bitcoin domination action.

Altcoins collapse in another tried December

Meanwhile, XRP’s largest holder, Ripple, is facing a new lawsuit from US regulators over potential sales of unlicensed securities. If the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) wins, analysts worry that XRP transactions will actually be destroyed because of the legal ramifications.

As Van de Poppe suggested, the Bitcoin advance came at the expense of the altcoins more, with various top ten chips recording daily losses. The biggest altcoin, Ether (ETH), was flat that day at $ 611.