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If the major digital assets, bitcoin (BTC) included, can’t prompt another bull market in 2020, exchange-based tokens may decline due to the possible trading volume shrinkage, says TokenInsight, a token data and rating agency.

Their latest annual report on the cryptocurrency spot exchange industry explains that the price trend of exchange-based tokens “has a synchronous relationship” with bitcoin. But also, as exchanges hold a stable profit model in the current crypto-assets industry, their tokens can go higher when there’s a massive trading volume, typically with BTC’s price going up as well. Hence, concludes TokenInsight, if BTC and other main altcoins cannot start a bull market in 2020, the price of exchange-based tokens may continue to be affected by the volume shrinkage.

Many exchange-based tokens had seen a positive performance in 2019, with mechanisms like token buy-back or burn pushing the price upwards. Exchange-based tokens showed a continuous upward trend in Q1 and Q2, and their prices remained relatively high even during the price decline in Q2 and Q3.

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Author: Sead Fadilpašić


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