The fight for higher returns between Bitcoin and Ethereum has been going on for a long time. These two cryptocurrencies hold the largest market share in the market and, accordingly, have the largest number of supporters. Despite the fact that they work in the same space, the rivalry between them is unparalleled. It doesn’t just end in the networks themselves, but flows into the communities that support both assets as each claims to be superior to the other.
Bitcoin vs Ethereum
The profitability of both of these digital assets has been huge over the past few years. Since their founding, they have cemented their reputation as millionaires. However, when it comes to investing, the competition for the best option continues.
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On an annualized basis, the newer and younger Ethereum has proven to be the most profitable for investors, typically outperforming pioneering cryptocurrency Bitcoin by more than 2x on various occasions. This attracted more investors and suggested that Ethereum was the better choice.
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This school of thought is also supported by data that shows the profitability of both digital assets. Ethereum is currently seeing 54% of all holders in profit, surpassing bitcoin holders. However, this is only by a small margin, given that 52% of BTC investors are in profit. This also shows up in loss territory, where losses for ETH and BTC investors are 42% and 43%, respectively. This puts both cryptocurrencies on an almost equal footing.
Carrying Through a Bear Market
Both digital assets have a reputation for being good holding options in a bear market. But where Bitcoin shines through is in its ability to hold up better during market downtrends. During the last bear market, the price of bitcoin dropped by just over 80%, while Ethereum fell by over 90%.
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This is due to the current bear market. where bitcoin performed better again. Since the all-time high in November, BTC has fallen by about 56%. However, over the same period, the price of ETH fell by more than 63%.
One thing remains the same for these two digital assets, which is the fact that long-term holders are more likely to make a profit compared to those who choose to hold them only in the short term. Wallets that hold their cryptocurrencies for more than one year are more likely to be in the black than those that are not.
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