Altcoin Season

1. definition

Altseason, short for "Altcoin Season," refers to a phase in the cryptocurrency market where investments predominantly flow into altcoins, rather than into established protocols like Bitcoin (BTC) or Ethereum (ETH).

This phenomenon often occurs following the onset of a bull market, as traders seek to diversify their gains from major holdings into a broader range of crypto assets. The resulting influx of investment into lower-cap coins can trigger rapid price increases, attracting further investment and amplifying the effect.

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