I think Dash being the first coin to rise a lot in 2017 was a disadvantage. This is because the noobs missed out on the hype and it was only the regular crypto community that saw it. When a coin rises, noobs buy and become bag holder shills. Ask any group of noobs what their favorite coin is and it is often one that has been rising in recent weeks. In 2017 coins such as Neo, Iota and Nano became the noobs favorite because they rose later in the market cycle than Dash did. So I think the late rise of Dash this time might draw in more noobs than 2017.
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