Bitcoin has had a vibrant week, which began with a vicious but prompt plunge to the $5,101 weekly low. This was soon followed by a rebound that pushed the price up to the new $6,180
Bitcoin Tumbles After Saudi Prince Calls Crypto – “Enron In The Making” https://t.co/7rgd1PgYXP
— zerohedge (@zerohedge) October 23, 2017
I have to strongly disagree that the Saudi prince primarily impacted today’s downturn. It is more likely, that it was chiefly instigated by the hourly countdown to the listing of BTG on the YoBit exchange, and from the uncertainty of the actual event. Even though the exchange is hated by many, there were no other relevant trading events in the past 24 hours, aside from a vast swat of reiterated news pieces, which were mostly just quotes from the latest batch of talking heads. The swings in bitcoin’s price seem to be correlated with the volatility of bitcoin gold’s buy support as well, to a degree and for the time being at least.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak at Money 2020:#bitcoin is mathematical and more legitimate than most systems. pic.twitter.com/HMV8cyvLoK
— Joseph Young (@iamjosephyoung) October 23, 2017
Bittrex will be crediting accounts with BTG tomorrow. However, trading will not be possible via a seperate market, so users will have to withdraw to other sources (exchanges and/or wallets). Just as it was with the bicoin cash fork, the parity will remain the same; one BTG will be credited per one BTC during the snapshot block. There are many points of contention when it comes to the latest offshoot of bitcoin, one of the main concerns being the absence of replay protection, and a rather sizable developer premine (100,000 BTG).
With the upcoming #Bitcoin gold airdrop, @BittrexExchange just took down their $BTC wallet. pic.twitter.com/NLb0YuBWUg
— WhalePanda (@WhalePanda) October 23, 2017
Statement about bitcoin gold support https://t.co/eVGexekllC
— Bittrex (@BittrexExchange) October 22, 2017
PSA: Reminder,BTC wallet going offline for BTG snapshot. Withdraw now if you want funds. Deposits will credit when online @BittrexExchange
— Richie (@richiela) October 23, 2017
For seasoned crypto enthusiast and traders, the forks and accompanying terminology do not really present anything new or challenging. I can only speculate as to how this all looks to newcomers and people who are less tech savvy.
The #Bitcoin forks explained in one infographic: $BCC $BTG #B2X pic.twitter.com/O6ZQonZAlN
— De Cryptografter (@DeCryptografter) October 19, 2017
BTG futures are also tradable on the Bleutrade exchange, while HitBTC is offering B2X trading pairs (B2X/BTC, B2X/ETH, and B2X/USDT). It should be noted that these SegWit2x futures are currently not available anywhere else.
— 8ball88 (@8ball811) October 22, 2017
Involuntary browser mining has become more rampant in the last few weeks, with
— EnergieGE.WIN? (@EnergieGEWIN) October 12, 2017
Ever since the $6,180
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