Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?



Bitcoin’s Correlations to Ethereum, EOS and Litecoin Hit 2020 Lows

Bitcoin’s correlations to most major altcoins have reached yearly lows after the top cryptocurrency surged above $15,000

Bitcoin’s (BTC) correlation with some of the most popular altcoins is currently sitting at 2020 lows, according to Boston-based cryptocurrency data provider Coin Metrics.

On Nov. 10, the 90-day correlation between Bitcoin and its closest rival, Ethereum (ETH), dipped to 0.71—its lowest level this year.


More altcoins are decoupling

Litecoin (LTC), the silver to Bitcoin’s gold, and controversial fork Bitcoin Cash (BCH), also appear to be in the process of decoupling from the crypto king, with their correlations reaching 0.69 and 0.61 on Nov. 6.

EOS’s decoupling is particularly notable: EOS-BTC went from 0.90 on May 3 to a fresh yearly low of 0.57 on Nov. 10.

Bitcoin correlationsImage by

There are some prominent cryptocurrencies that do not tend to zig when Bitcoin zags. Binance Coin (BNB) and Chainlink (LINK) have the lowest correlation to Bitcoin among the non-stablecoin Top 10 currencies (0.41 and 0.56, respectively).

LINK is, however, far off its yearly lows. In August, it approached negative territory after its parabolic rally left Bitcoin in the dust.

Notably, ETH, BCH and LINK were all negatively correlated to the first cryptocurrency in their early days, meaning that they were likely to go up each time BTC went down.

Bitcoin’s correlations with traditional finance

When it comes to traditional assets, Bitcoin is evidently struggling to decide whether it wants to perform as a risk-off or risk-on asset.

Throughout this tumultuous year, the ambidextrous cryptocurrency has traded in lockstep with both gold and stocks.

GLDSPImage by

Presently, Bitcoin seems to be more sensitive to the S&P 500 index than the yellow metal (0.23 and 0.14, respectively), but historical data shows that these correlations with legacy finance tend to be rather short lived.


Trending Post


ChainLink is basically very exciting.  Users have to state that it stirs the imagination and passions of the community in ways that other projects...


Senseering offers an IOTA-based solution to create a marketplace for data that can be shared among partners. Senseering’s solution will be used in collaboration...


Cryptocurrency investment is becoming a common trend. In the fourth quarter of the year, when investments are said to start doing well, how are...


VeChain (VET), BTCMVMNT, and Team Zuby have joined forces to create a limited-edition merchandise collection dubbed “Take the Power Back.” The team says the...

Copyright © ELEVENEWS