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ZClassic (ZCL) and the Reason Behind the 97% Drop

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ZClassic was viewed upon as a new opportunity in the world of crypto values, especially for miners. After having ZClassic derived from the original blockchain of ZCash, miners were thrilled knowing that they won’t need to be giving some of their profit, 20% to be exact, to the development team behind ZCash, but were able of that moment to keep all the mined coins in their own wallets. However, something without a doubt went wrong as ZClassic fell for the amazingly horrific 97% from the moment of being forked from ZCash. ZCash, on the other hand, kept up the good work on the market, maintaining its price above 200$ for a long period of time already. What went wrong with ZClassic and what kind of future is expected from ZCL in the following months?

What Went Wrong with ZClassic?

ZClassic was originated out of the hard fork ZCash went through. After ZCash had its first hard fork ever, ZClassic was the product that remained afterward. The main reason for having been adopting ZClassic is the fact that the miners can mine ZCL without having to give a part of their mined goods to the developers and the team behind ZCL. While mining ZClassic, miners have generated more ZCL coins as opposed to the number of coins of ZCash that are currently in circulation. So now there are nearly 30.000 more ZCL coins that are circulating the market.

Although this situation was pretty benevolent for miners as they could keep all their mined coins in their wallet and use them for whichever purpose intended, something went wrong with the price along the way.

A huge gap in the market price appeared between ZCash and ZClassic, which was viewed upon as a great defeat for ZClassic holders. The current market capitalization of ZClassic is around 3000 BTC while ZCash has a market cap of nearly 99.000 BTC. Needless to say that the difference between the two is pretty visible as well as the fact that ZCash is a definite winner in this comparison.

During the period of December of 2017 and February 2018, ZClassic was actually doing pretty well with selling at the price that was higher than the current price of ZCash, hovering around the value of 235$ per one unit of ZCL.

But as of the mid-February when the most recent market dip started off and went on lasting for eight weeks, ZClassic came out of the market dip as one of the biggest losers on the market with 97% of its market capitalization lost to the bad state of the market. But, how come other coins didn’t lose so much on the value when compared to ZClassic?

It seemed that the developers might have given up on ZClassic, while miners were taking advantage of a great opportunity to proactively mine coins with over 200$ price per one unit. Somewhere along the way, probably because of being neglected, ZCL lost its value while ZCash managed to keep up with its positive pace of growth still hovering around 200$ price per one unit. That is how ZClassic ended up below 300th place on the global coin ranking list while ZCash is standing its ground on the 25th spot.

While ZCL was still worth 235$ per one unit, investors and traders were fairly interested in the coin, but as the investors noticed that ZClassic is not making any progress on the field of technological improvements without a clearly stated roadmap, they have probably given up on ZCL while its price immediately started to fall as a consequence.

It is a fact that a digital asset must go hand in hand with improvements and modifications in order to perfect the blockchain technology, and ZClassic just couldn’t keep up with the “trend”. So while other dev teams were working on correcting flaws in their networks and sealing partnership in order to sky-rocket their coins and networks, ZClassic was ravaged by miners while being fairly neglected by the dev team.

That was probably the breaking point for ZCL and at the same time the main reason why a coin that was traded at 235$ per one unit only 3 months ago is now being sold for a bit over 4$ per one coin.

There are speculations since it is the fact that ZCL is not going up for quite some time now but instead is dizzily dropping, that this coin will soon have no value, which means that there is an unfortunate chance of having ZCL being sold at 0$ pretty soon in case the coin continues to drop further from this point.

It seems that the miners forgot that you can’t just go on mining coins and keep them in your wallet without spending them or having them traded because then the coin s have no purpose and as a result, these coins are slowly becoming worthless. The dev team, in this case, seemed to have forgotten about sealing partnerships and pushing ZCL further into the crypto market to increase its attainability and worth.

That is how investors and potential partners lost their interest in ZCL, which eventually resulted in having a coin that was once worth 235$ now being traded at 4$.

However, in case the dev team has some interest in ZCL and they manage to come to their senses, they could still be able to save ZCL as 4$ isn’t that bad if you forget about the fact that this coin was once worth over 200$ per one unit.

How is ZClassic Doing at the Current Moment?

After the latest change in the market, ZClassic lost -8.68% and dropped against the dollar in the course of 24 hours.

After the initial drop, ZCL can now be purchased for 4.26$ per one unit, while ZCash is still hovering around the value of 200$ even though this coin itself is suffering from a drop while trading in the red. Still, ZCash is now worth 215$ while ZCL can be traded for a bit over 4$ per one coin.

In case ZCL continues to drop at the current rate, pretty soon this coin could lose all its value.

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It has been around a month and a half since the start of 2019, and there are already some pretty obvious changes in the way the crypto market operates, especially when compared to the last year. Early 2018 was almost a complete opposite. The previous year started with cryptocurrencies at their strongest, only to see them crashing down after a few weeks. Back then, the ICO model was still quite strong, and so was the hype surrounding the crypto space. New investors kept entering the space, and new startups emerged with their tokens ready to be sold.

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