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Bitcoin falling: Activity and interest waning - Deciphering

Mon 13 May 2024 ▪ 3 min of reading ▪ by Ariela R.
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Bitcoin is currently experiencing a slowdown. Activity and interest in the Bitcoin ecosystem have indeed decreased in the last few weeks. This decrease in activity can be seen through several key indicators, including transaction volume, miner revenue, and interest in new applications based on Bitcoin.

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Bitcoin: Activity and interest in the crypto network are declining

Decline in Runes Bitcoin Protocol Activity

The Runes protocol is a new tokenization solution on Bitcoin. It experienced a significant peak in activity at its launch three weeks ago. Runes captured more than 80% of the transaction volume on the Bitcoin network.  

However, this initial frenzy was followed by a rapid decline. Proof of this can be seen as Runes Bitcoin’s transaction volume has significantly decreased. As a result, it has lost its dominant position on the Bitcoin network and has even dropped to a lower level. This decrease is accompanied by a reduction in total revenue from transaction fees on the Bitcoin network, despite Runes’ high daily revenues.

One probable reason for this slowdown is the waning interest in memecoins. These had become increasingly popular on the Runes platform. But this enthusiasm has lost its momentum.

This is compounded by the competition from other tokenization solutions, such as Ordinals and BRC-20. They offer similar functionalities to Runes, but with potential advantages in terms of efficiency and costs.

Uncertain Prospects for the Flagship Crypto

The current slowdown in activity and declining interest in Bitcoin raises questions about the future of the cryptocurrency. However, it is still too early to determine if this trend will continue or if Bitcoin will experience a rebound.

One thing remains certain, however: this slowdown highlights the challenges Bitcoin faces, including:

  • increasing competition,
  • the volatility of prices,
  • regulatory uncertainty.

Bitcoin remains the leading cryptocurrency on the market. Its future will depend on its ability to overcome obstacles and assert itself as an efficient and innovative solution in an ever-evolving financial landscape.

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Ariela R.

Je m'appelle Ariela et j'ai 31 ans. J'oeuvre dans le domaine de la rédaction web depuis maintenant 7 ans. Je n'ai découvert le trading et la cryptomonnaie que depuis quelques années. Mais c'est un univers qui m'intéresse beaucoup. Et les sujets traités au sein de la plateforme me permettent d'en apprendre davantage. Chanteuse à mes heures perdues, je cultive aussi une grande passion pour la musique et la lecture (et les animaux !)


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