Bitcoin’s (BTC) recent plunge could have been caused due to profit-booking by institutional investors, according to a report by crypto fund manager CoinShares. The report noted a sharp drop in institutional inflows during the first week of the new year and weekly outflows from several crypto investment products.
Crypto market data daily view. Source: Coin360
While the recent 28% decline may have scared some new investors, Bitcoin HODLers were likely unfazed as they’ve encountered six larger corrections during Bitcoin’s massive bull run in 2017. Therefore, describing a 20% fall as a bear market may not apply to cryptocurrencies.
As Bitcoin attempts to stage a recovery, let’s analyze three altcoins that may outperform in the short term.
As Ether’s price neared its all-time high, traders focused their attention on it’s competitors, one of them being IOST. In a bullish environment, traders usually buy the rumor of an impending announcement and this appears to have happened with IOST.
IOST co-founder Terrence