On May 13, the San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange, Coinbase published a report that shows digital currency investors are investing in alternative cryptocurrencies despite bitcoin’s 67% market dominance. Data from Coinbase shows that customers with at least five crypto purchases, roughly 60% of them buy bitcoin first but only 24% remain exclusively loyal to the digital asset.
75% of Coinbase Customers Eventually Buy Other Digital Assets Rather Than Bitcoin
Coinbase has recently released interesting data on the purchasing of bitcoin (BTC) and alternative digital assets. The company that started in 2012 is one of the most popular cryptocurrency exchanges and is the largest worldwide by reserves held. The recent report dubbed “Bitcoin’s dominance alongside Coinbase customer behavior” indicates that customers who leverage the exchange still enjoy purchasing altcoins other than BTC.
“Among customers with at least 5 purchases, 60% start with Bitcoin but just 24% stick exclusively to Bitcoin. In total, over 75% eventually buy other assets,” the Coinbase report notes.
Coinbase says that in general, BTC is a “blue-chip asset [that] has remained unchallenged.” But the company also sees a trend where alternative digital currencies are increasingly gaining traction. “This could be for a variety of reasons, but one is largely psychological. As people feel good about their initial crypto investments (into Bitcoin), they branch out to find other possible categorical winners (as evident in the 2017 bull run),” the report highlights. “The converse is also possible, as prices drop and fear grips the market (2018–2019), a flight to crypto safety drove Bitcoin back to the forefront,” the San Francisco company’s report further stressed.