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Here’s What Happened to Bytecoin (BCN) In The Past Few Days

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People who have been keeping an eye on famous altcoins that have been rising in terms of markets after being listed on Binance must know about Bytecoin. Bytecoin has recently been all over cryptocurrency news due to its phenomenal rise and other happenings after it got re-listed on Binance back on 7th May. Bytecoin project and its concept are one of the oldest which mainly focussed on the privacy of the end user. Bytecoin markets observed a quick recovery despite the fact that it was trading at 11x increased prices at Binance. Some people even suggested that it was the result of a pump and dump group. Let’s dig further into the matter and find out what really happened with Bytecoin.

A Little About Bytecoin (BCN)

Bytecoin is a well-known anonymous cryptocurrency that uses CryptoNote ring signatures in order to perform anonymous transactions. It’s very similar to Bitcoin due to the fact that it is primarily a peer-to-peer payment system for people to use. Bytecoin project started back in the year of 2012, hence, one can call Bytecoin as one of the earliest created cryptocurrencies. The company and the team behind Bytecoin have recently come forward to share more about their anonymous peer-to-peer payment system through multiple media channels. It uses a unique Egalitarian Proof-of-Work which according to the development team can lower the gap between two classes of miners (GPU miners and ASIC miners).

The Rise of Bytecoin

Bytecoin prices have recorded an unshakable 486% profit in terms of value as compared to its early April figures. On the day of 7th when Binance, one of the largest and most influential cryptocurrency exchange announced the listing of Bytecoin on their platform along with BTC (Bitcoin)and ETH(Ethereum) and BNB (Binance Coin) trading pairs, its market rose sharply above other depreciating altcoins and by the end of May 9th it reached an all-time high of $0.030 Ua SD which is a 343% spike in its price within 24 hours. This incredible performance by Bytecoin was shot down with several doubts of being another pump and dump scheme. Even after an extreme market shakedown, Bytecoin has successfully become one of the biggest altcoin hits in Asia.

Struggling with Technical Issues

Everything was going pretty well for Bytecoin as it marked down approximately 62.66% hike within the past week but soon the prices experienced an unexpected dip after Binance trading reached their peak. Crypto enthusiasts think that Bytecoin could have possibly completed its worthy market recovery, but the abrupt network and technical issues came in the way of Bytecoin and success. After some time of the opening trade, Binance users experienced delays in deposits and withdrawals which spread among the community and traders backed out sniffing an underlying scam. Bytecoin solely relied on its trading at Binance which caused the surprising dip of Bytecoin markets.

Aftermath and Relisting on Binance

It has already been stated that Bytecoin was entirely dependent on Binance platform for its trading and hence experienced a lot of network/technical issues. Due to these withdrawal issues, some other cryptocurrency exchanges such as Poloniex and HitBTC announced temporarily halting of Bytecoin trading until the situation improves. Following this announcement, there was absolute scare in the market because Bytecoin fell from its rank as the 15th biggest cryptocurrency. The depreciation stopped when Binance declared a re-opening of trade for Bytecoin. Even though it is still under maintenance to fix the network and trading issues which investors and traders suffered from Bytecoin team. Shortly after Binance’s news, Poloniex exchange also walked down the same path and activated Bytecoin trading. Although, Bytecoin is still undergoing recovery on HitBTC platform. The developer’s team of Bytecoin have already released an update for the desktop wallet to counter the withdrawal issue. Even though Bytecoin suffered damages for two days amidst its rally towards the top but analysts believe there’s still some fight left in the cryptocurrency.

Market Position

As per the data available on CoinMarketCap, Bytecoin is ranked as the 16th largest cryptocurrency with an individual price of $0.012 USD rising at a rate of 1.10% consistently. Its total market capitalization has reached approximately $2.21 billion USD which is huge for an altcoin. Although it’s trading volume has diminished to $95 million USD from $148 million USD there are chances of recovery once Bytecoin recovers from the recent mess caused by technical problems.

Conclusion

Even after the failed market comeback attempt made by Bytecoin, it still managed to keep markets on fire and attracted everyone’s attention towards itself proving that it can easily influence the market once again. The trading issues and other difficulties have made it clear to the Bytecoin team that a permanent solution for such situations is needed to guarantee their peak performance. According to their roadmap, on June 12, Bytecoin is going to perform a hard fork which is expected to solve most of its network issues. Hopefully, Bytecoin will bring some more positive trends in the days to come.

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ICTE May Bring About Sweeping Changes for Cryptocurrency Exchanges

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Cryptocurrency has taken the world by storm during the last few years. An entirely new financial market was created almost overnight which has captured the imagination of all its participants. Cryptocurrency is even starting to attract institutional money from investment banks, hedge funds, and other proprietary trading firms. Despite the rapid growth, traders remain extremely frustrated by having to deal with the fragmented nature of centralized crypto exchanges.

A Change is Needed

When cryptocurrency first began, there weren’t many participants and the trading volume was relatively insignificant. But, over time, that has radically changed. Some tokens now have a capitalization in the billions and are being traded 24-7 by institutions all over the world. Despite the volume, significant problems exist with the current way that exchanges work. Some of those problems include the following:

  • Constant fear of hackers
  • Exchange manipulation
  • Fragmented liquidity
  • Risk of identity theft

One of the biggest issues regarding centralized exchanges is the risk of being hacked. These hack stories seem to always be circulating around the internet. While experienced traders may have the tools to avoid becoming a victim, potential new traders have zero interest in dealing with this. And it’s not just the small exchanges that are at risk. Even large exchanges, such as Mt. Gox and Binance, are subject to being hacked.

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SonicX and Dash Could Challenge Facebook’s Libra for Global Payments Market Share

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When Satoshi Nakamoto unveiled Bitcoin to the world, the dream was always for Bitcoin to serve as a new universal currency.  It would be free from the bureaucracy of governments.  And free from the tyranny of the old-world financial cartels.  Although the dream hasn’t yet materialized, it comes closer and closer with each passing day.

One of the biggest roadblocks for Bitcoin has been scalability.  At a speed of approximately 7 transactions per second, Bitcoin lags behind other cryptocurrencies like Ripple and global payment processors like Visa.  Many expect the lightning network to have a positive impact on Bitcoin’s TPS but until that comes to fruition, mass adoption will likely need another significant development.

Libra Currency Announcement

One development that could help pave the way toward mass adoption is the launch of the Libra currency.  Libra is expected to go live during the first half of 2020 according to Facebook’s June announcement.  According to Facebook, Libra will make sending money online cheaper and faster.  It will also have a hand in improving access to financial services, especially for the unbanked.  Given Facebook’s global reach, including many third world countries, providing financial access to the unbanked could provide a huge spark to global economies.  Additionally, it could provide the growth spark that cryptocurrency needs.

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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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