Zig-Zag: These Are Top Five Cryptocurrencies with Negative Correlation to Bitcoin

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    Bitcoin, the biggest cryptocurrency, has always ruled the roost with altcoins copycatting its volatile price swings. However, the king of crypto is not omnipotent. U.Today presents the list of five  cryptocurrencies that do not follow Bitcoin

Zig-Zag: These Are Top Five Cryptocurrencies with Negative Correlation to Bitcoin
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The DataLight report shows that Repo Coin (REPO) recorded a 65.03 percent negative correlation during the period from April 2018 till March 2019. Its price stubbornly refuses to follow Bitcoin, which is a rare occasion for the lion’s share of popular altcoins.

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Giving up on Bitcoin

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QBIT and DGTX also refuse to dance to Bitcoin’s tune with their negative correlation reaching 30.89 percent and 23.26 percent respectively. They are followed by Bitcoin Gold (BTG) and Chainlink (LINK).

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Balancing out

In layman’s terms, a negative correlation means that the price of any of these assets on the list usually goes up when Bitcoin goes down. Hence, it could help balance out your portfolio during a period of increased volatility.

As reported earlier by U.Today, Binance Coin (BNB) looks like another contender to decouple from Bitcoin. Its recent up-and-downs were not in synch with the number one digital asset.

About the author

Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets.

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