Is This The Time To Buy Altcoins? Crypto Researcher Sees These '2 Main Options'

Zinger Key Points
  • Crypto researcher Viktor notes that altcoins will likely offer better a risk-reward ratio, with Bitcoin nearing its local bottom.
  • He compares current altcoin resilience to past market recoveries, hinting at a possible bullish future.

Viktor, a pseudonymous researcher focused on decentralized finance, recently shared his thoughts on the potential for altcoins to outperform Bitcoin BTC/USD in the current market.

What Happened: In his latest tweet, the researcher noted that altcoins have been performing better than Bitcoin during the recent market downturn.

He proposed two possible scenarios: altcoins could suffer a significant drop in the next downward move, or they might not have many sellers left relative to Bitcoin due to the April 12-13 liquidation cascades.

Coinglass data indicates that Bitcoin’s long liquidations on April 13 peaked at a multi-month high of $261.1 million. Citing these dumps as evidence, he leans towards the second scenario.

He observed that while Bitcoin was only slightly down from the top, some altcoins had already dropped by 50%. This, he suggested, indicated that the risk-reward was in favor of altcoins versus Bitcoin, especially for those who entered close to the April 13 bottom of $65,000.

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Why It Matters: Viktor also drew parallels to the market dumps in May and June 2022, where altcoins were severely impacted during the Luna collapse in May but then outperformed Bitcoin for nearly three months following the 3AC/Celsius collapse in June.

"What’s more, June 2022 would have been the bottom if it wasn’t for FTX," he notes.

While the overall market health depends on Bitcoin’s performance, Viktor sees the current $57,000 zone as a potential bottom for the crypto king, given the likelihood of investors front-running the $52,000 support level.

In another tweet, on May 2, VIKTOR notes the highest volume of coins on Bybit perpetual. While the top three are Bitcoin, Ethereum ETH/USD, and Solana SOL/USD, the list is followed by Pepe PEPE/USD, Dogecoin DOGE/USD, and Dogwifhat WIF/USD, reporting the largest increases of 14%, 4%, and 15%, respectively.

What’s Next: The influence of Bitcoin as an institutional asset class is expected to be thoroughly explored at Benzinga’s upcoming Future of Digital Assets event on Nov. 19.

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