An Altcoin Perspective Feels amazing to be back after a 1-year hiatus! I recently started my full-time job and have not been so active in data science but I would like to start going at it again. It’s virtually impossible to ignore what’s going on in crypto markets right now and it’s super exciting to explore what we can do here with all the data and opportunities. It’s been a while so I’m starting with something light this round. December 4th Crypto Selloff Crypto markets were hit with a wave of de-risking recently on several possible factors: Fed speeding up the tapering process as inflation no longer seen as ‘transitory’ Omicron fears and U.S job growth slowing Billionaires like Musk and Bezos selling their stocks Evergrande warning it could run out of money rose sharply before the crash (money from wallets to exchanges with possible intention to sell away) Exchange Reserves for BTC Estimate Leverage Ratio for BTC hitting ATHs Exchange Whale Ratio for BTC hitting 3Y Highs Liquidating crypto to lock in profits ahead of holiday season Crypto Feed & Greed Index at Extreme Fear Low liquidity conditions (weekend night, crypto people partying in ) Art Basel Miami Prior to this, the crypto market was on a bull run with all the hype about Metaverses, NFTs, Web3, DAOs and DeFi 2.0; and I wanted to see how the top coins performed after coming off the euphoria into what many would call a bear market or a crash. A Quick Data Collection Process I scraped price data, token images and basic data from for free using python’s requests and beautifulsoup instead of using CMC’s API. I started scraping them when BTC prices were $47,543, which was shortly after the bottoms when things stabilized for a bit. Was busy checking my positions when it all happened… haha. CoinMarketCap Visualizing the data I used plotly which looked great and was easy to use. I also used PIL to store the coin image objects for the plots and sized them up based on their market cap rank. I plotted the daily 24h % price change against the expressed as a percentage, as I wanted to see how far we were from recent tops before this selloff. I also excluded most stable coins to see the other coins better. T-24h Price from 30D High Analyzing the data There are several observations that we can make with a little bit of extra digging: —Ethereum, Polygon & Solana near the yellow line region vs Tron & Bitcoin near the orange region vs XRP, Algorand & Litecoin near the red region vs VeChain & Kadena near the black region. Avax was a surprise outperformer. Large L1 coins dropped even more if they were already further off from recent highs — Axie & Sandbox near the orange region vs Decentraland & Enjin near the red region vs Wax near the black region. Theta was a surprise underperformer. Above applies for Gaming coins too — Uniswap, Chainlink, Dai, Fantom & Loopring near the red region vs Avax, Tezos & Maker near the orange region and PancakeSwap & Wrapped BTC near black region. DeFi tokens dropped the most in the 30% from the recent highs cat, they also happen to be mentioned a lot more in social media recently Above 3 findings could support the argument that . We know the Metaverse narrative has been hot for gaming crypto, and the surge in ETH gas fees has led to a wave of support in other L1s. downward momentum is heavy for categories that were recently very popular — Kucoin, Huobi, FTX & Voyager down about 10–15% (I realized CRO is missing from the scraping..*) CEXs fell the least relative to other coins despite where they were , except for $CEL which is a L&B platform with mcap of $1b, and $NEAR which is an L1 with mcap of $7b. $REV is also in the list but it has fallen so much from 3M and ATHs. Most coins have come off around 30% from recent highs. Most coins have dropped at least 10% — Coins like NuCypher, Velas, Nano & DigitalBits have limited drops to 15% while others like dydx, SKALE & Storj saw drops beyond 25%. Smaller caps see wider volatility in the price fall with the exception of Kadena. Coins that have come off at least 40% from recent highs (black line) are mostly small and under 1b mcap Well, I’m sure you can derive more from this and it is definitely just a starting point for further analysis. Conclusion It seems like there is a very general downward pressure that suggests that the further coins have come off the last rally, the further they have continued to drop in the recent selloff. I am curious to find out what else you see here and what your next steps would be. Please reach out to me on linkedin!