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Crypto Industry Report: BTC Beats Nasdaq Index and Gold in Q1, Liquid Staking Governance Tokens up by 210%

April 19, 2023


After closing the past year trading below $17,000, bitcoin staged a comeback that saw it close the first quarter (Q1) of 2023 trading above $28,000. With this performance, bitcoin, which eventually went past the $30,000 level, has outperformed major asset classes including the Nasdaq index and gold, data from the latest Coingecko crypto industry report has shown.

As shown in the report, bitcoin’s quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) growth of 72.4% makes it the best-performing asset during the period. The Nasdaq index and gold were the second and third-best performers with gains of 15.7% and 8.4%, respectively.