Bitcoin has gone by way of yet one more leg up, gaining 5 % previously 24 hours alone. And whereas some altcoins have managed to extend even surpass BTC, others have been left hanging within the dry. Under we check out the 5 worst performing cryptocurrencies towards Bitcoin to this point in 2019.


Ethereum (ETH)

Satirically, the second largest cryptocurrency by way of complete market capitalization has been declining in worth towards BTC.


ETH/BTC 00 is down about 14 % to this point in 2019. Nonetheless, towards the greenback, ETH has managed to realize round 31 %.

In the meantime, Ethereum’s community is dealing with rising competitors, particularly now that Binance has introduced the launch of the mainnet of its decentralized change Binance Chain.

Whereas Changpeng Zhao has explicitly expressed his stance that Binance Chain doesn’t intend to compete with Ethereum, it’s totally attainable that sure initiatives could select emigrate, particularly given the upside value potential already witnessed this 12 months. 

Ripple (XRP)

XRP 00 is one other altcoin that has skilled a notable drop in its worth towards Bitcoin. Because the starting of 2019, the cryptocurrency has misplaced virtually 40 % when buying and selling towards BTC.


Extra alarmingly, XRP has additionally didn’t capitalize on the whole market’s surge all year long because it has decreased towards the US greenback. XRP is down about 8.5 on that entrance as effectively.

In line with some reviews, Ripple is dealing with rising competitors within the face of ‘bankcoins’ such because the first bank-backed cryptocurrency, JPM Coin, in addition to its closest rival Stellar (XLM). 

Bitcoin SV (BSV)

Bitcoin SV 00 has certainly seen higher days albeit solely current since November 2018. The altcoin is down 55 % towards BTC and about 30 % towards the USD.

This 12 months has additionally seen round $450 million wiped off its complete market capitalization.


Bitcoin SV’s decline was additional propelled by its delisting from main cryptocurrency exchanges comparable to Binance and Kraken, following Craig Wright’s transfer to sue customers for calling him a fraud.

IOTA (MIOTA)

IOTA 00 is a protocol touted because the “next generation of distributed ledger technology.” Sadly, fancy wording doesn’t appear to be sufficient for its native cryptocurrency, MIOTA, which is down 40 % towards BTC.


MIOTA’s value doesn’t look so significantly better when buying and selling towards the USD both. The cryptocurrency is down about 15 %, dropping round $120 million of its complete market cap because the begin of 2019.

Tron (TRX)

Regardless of the ‘constant developments’ outlined by its founder Justin Solar, TRX 00 has additionally didn’t capitalize on the sturdy efficiency of the cryptocurrency market in 2019. Whereas it hasn’t marked any main declines, the truth that it didn’t do effectively whereas virtually all the pieces else was surging is ample.

TRX/BTC has misplaced about 10 %. Issues are higher when its efficiency towards the USD. TRX has managed to realize about 35 % because the starting of 2019, which is maybe anticipated, given the general market rally.

Therefore Why They Are ‘Altcoins’

As Bitcoinist reported, Bitcoin has dwarfed each different altcoin in terms of returns on funding (ROI) since preliminary change itemizing.

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Furthermore, the newest rally has additionally managed to regain Bitcoin’s energy relative to the whole cryptocurrency market capitalization. Although being a quite poor metric, the Bitcoin dominance index now sits at 53.2 % marking a rise of just about three % all through the final month.

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