Capital flight from 'top caps' to DeFi, visualized

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Jul 21, 2020

Amid Bitcoin’s ongoing consolidation, the market attention has ostensibly shifted away from perennial top-caps and towards lending protocols, decentralized exchanges and multiple other DeFi-based initiatives.

But don’t take my word for it - ever since Bitcoin’s ‘halvening’ on May 11th, the benchmark coin’s trading volume has been in a state of constant and ongoing decline, lending credence to the idea of organized ‘capital flight’ from crypto ‘blue chips’ into a growing number of mid and low-cap altcoins.

Bitcoin's trading volume, last 6 months (Source: Sanbase)

On May 11th, Bitcoin’s recorded trading volume was around $105,730,000,000. In comparison, the last 24 hours saw a ‘mere’ $26,290,000,000 being exchanged between traders - a 75.1% decline.

And it’s not just BTC, either. Other top-ranked assets including Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) have all experienced a similar drop in speculative interest

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