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BCH vs BSV: One Month After The Hash Wars Ended

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While most cryptocurrencies experienced massive losses throughout 2018, no one will soon forget the mid-November hard fork of BCH, which has given birth to BSV and has also pushed the entire crypto market into a completely new nosedive and created a BCH vs BSV rivalry. Now, over a month after the event, the market is still suffering consequences. However, many are interested in what did the hard fork manage to achieve, as well as what might await these coins in the future.

BCH vs BSV: A quick recap

As many already know, Bitcoin Cash (BCH), which itself came to be as a fork of Bitcoin, was scheduled to have a hard fork on November 15th. This was one of two hard forks that BCH is expected to have annually so that it can implement necessary upgrades and improve the blockchain. However, due to the difference in opinion within the BCH community, two sides eventually formed.

One was led by Bitcoin ABC, which wanted to bring its version of upgrades to BCH. The other was led by nChain’s Craig Wright, who believed that implementing said upgrades would change BCH and that it would no longer be what Bitcoin’s creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, envisioned when he created BTC a decade ago.

After months of debating, the two sides were unable to come to a consensus, and the hard fork resulted in the creation of two coins. Another problem was that both of them wanted to be considered the real BCH, which is why they entered a hash war. After more than a week of excessive block mining, Bitcoin ABC got its version of BCH to be considered the real BCH. As for Wright’s coin, it came to be known as Bitcoin SV (BSV).

BCH and BSV in a post-war market

As mentioned, the hash wars of these two coins started a downward spiral that has affected Bitcoin’s entire ecosystem, and the entire crypto market followed. Within only days, Bitcoin lost nearly half of its value, and the same is true for the crypto market as a whole. After the hash wars died down, the BSV representative, Calvin Ayre, stated that the community is ready to move on from the conflict. Their coin was doing well even without the BCH as their name, and they have decided that they do not want it anymore.

The entire situation has proven that the community believes that BSV should exist, and this fact alone is enough for the coin’s developers. Despite the fact that they have lost the name Bitcoin Cash, they consider BSV’s very existence to be their victory. At first, it appeared like BSV might disappear, and join Litecoin Cash, Bitcoin Diamond, and Bitcoin Gold. However, the coin soon started gaining value, especially in early December, when it started seeing massive gains in the middle of a crashing market.

BSV started advancing rapidly, in terms of price and market cap, and it quickly moved past several of the top 10 coins. The progression soon stopped, and dropped to 9th position, with a current price of $105.77. As for Bitcoin Cash, it also appeared like it might lose its position permanently, but it soon returned to the 4th spot, where it currently resides.

Right now, it appears like the market is trying to find a way to reach stability. After almost a week of growth, a lot of coins are currently seeing a slight correction. Investors have already given up on their dreams of a bull run, but many still hope that the market will successfully find balance in the last days of 2018.

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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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Investors Beware: Another Large Bitcoin Crash Might Be Coming

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The crypto prices have surged quite high in the last few months. Of course, their progress is nowhere near the one seen in 2017, but they appear to be getting there, one day at the time. However, things might not be as simple as that, and according to recent performance — it is more than possible that a major Bitcoin crash is incoming.

The fact is that cryptos saw a massive amount of growth in a very short period. Bitcoin itself more than doubled its price in only two months. Now, the rally is starting to crash in on itself, and the coin is already about $1,000 lower than last week. If such development does come to pass, a lot of people will experience quite large losses, although experienced investors might find some opportunities, and leverage in order to enhance their holdings’ long-term value.

For example, Bitcoin dominance is expected to crash very quickly, which will work in favor of quite a lot of altcoins. While this does not seem to be the best time to invest in BTC, altcoins are another story, and diversifying a portfolio now might end up being very profitable in days to come.

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Top 3 Coins to Buy Before They Go Big

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Crypto bulls are back, that much is clear. The long-lasting, harsh crypto winter is gone, and the new era in digital currency sector opens up some rather interesting opportunities. With many more bull runs expected to come in months ahead, a lot of coins are likely to blow up and maybe even hit new all-time highs, although that still remains purely theoretical.

On the other hand, the fact is that numerous coins are seeing prices that were not achieved since early 2018, and the overall momentum remains bullish. With that in mind, even if new records do not come for a very long time — chances are that many of the coins will blow up enough for investors to see some serious gains in months to come. As a result, investing in some of these coins now might be a very profitable decision, for those who have the patience to wait a few months. Here are some of the projects believed to have the greatest potential to go big in the second half of 2019 and beyond.

1. TRON (TRX)

Putting TRON on the list should not really surprise anyone, as the project constantly comes up with new project updates, partnerships, and alike. It also constantly breaks records, as is becoming one of the biggest players in the dApp and smart contract development sector.

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Can Crypto Credit Cards Disrupt the Fight Against Financial Crime?

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It is commonly known that the world of finances has the biggest problem with the crime of all existing industries around the world. It has been so throughout history. While the financial world has evolved, so did the criminal activities, and they continue to be an issue. With the arrival of cryptocurrencies, many were hoping that financial crime might be disrupted. However, for now, at least, it appears that cryptos themselves cannot find a way to resolve issues such as international money laundering.

In fact, when it comes to money laundering, the crypto sector appears to be the weakest link, especially because of the nature of digital currencies. The anonymity that cryptos are being praised for means that anyone can get a payment from an unknown source from anywhere in the world. This method can then be used for financing drug trafficking, cyberattacks, terrorists, and more.

Until recently, it was not easy for bad actors to make use of cryptocurrencies obtained for illegal purposes. The number of merchants willing to accept the coins was low, and criminals were forced to find a way to exchange crypto into fiat currencies. However, this came with a set of issues, such as taking foreign exchange risks and then sending the money through wallets and exchanges to a banking system that would allow withdrawal. The banking account was the biggest obstacle here,…

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