The cryptocurrency market is bleeding for the past few days and many major coins are suffering the wrath of the bear. Bitcoin Cash [BCH] has fallen massively after observing tremendous growth and moving to the fourth position on the CoinMarketCap.
At the time of press, BCH was valued at $132, with a market cap of $2 billion. The 24-hour trade volume of the coin was registered to be $260 million with a fall of 17.32% over seven days. The coin slipped by 5.23% in the past 24 hours and is still seen to fall by 1.03% over the past hour.
According to Trading View, BCH reported a downtrend from $156.47 to $131.47, which extended further to $129.27. The coin did not register a significant uptrend. The coin’s growth is restricted at $162.26 while support was provided at $127.46.
Awesome Oscillator indicates a bullish market losing momentum.
Chaikin Money Flow indicates a bullish market as the marker is above zero.
Bollinger Bands are at a converging point, indicating a decreased volatility in the market. The moving average line was above the candlesticks marking a bearish market.
The one-day chart of Bitcoin Cash indicates an enormous fall from $772.74 to $566.10, which further extends from $627.54 to $155.80. The coin registered a significant uptrend from $156.10 to $178.40 in the one day chart. The coin met with resistance at $196.55 while the support goes as low as $76.19.
Parabolic SAR marks a bearish market with markers aligning above the candlesticks.
MACD line is under the signal line pointing towards a bearish market right after a recent crossover.
Relative Strength Index indicates that the buying and selling pressures are evening each other out.
As per the one-hour chart, Bollinger Bands, Parabolic SAR, and MACD indicate a bearish market. However, Awesome Oscillator and Chaikin Money Flow predict a bullish trend. Going by the majority, the market forecasted is a bearish one.
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Bitcoin and Ethereum Classic find themselves on opposite ends of the 51% attack spectrum
Every revolutionary product comes with its own fallacy. However, to its internal metrics, in order for that product to remain adherent to the principle it hopes to expound, the cryptocurrency world is no less. Bitcoin [BTC] and other Proof-of-Work [PoW] cryptos have an in-built fallacy as well, the dreaded “51 percent attack.”
A recent study by cryptocurrency analytics firm LongHash, detailed the cryptocurrencies that are the closest to being subjected to the aforementioned attack.
The report looked at ten of the most significant PoW coins including, Bitcoin, Ethereum [ETH], Bitcoin Cash [BCH], Litecoin [LTC], Dash [DASH], Bitcoin SV [BSV], Zcash [ZEC], Monero [XMR], Ethereum Classic [ETC], and Bitcoin Gold [BTG].
Prior to detailing the study, Longhash listed out the two key points required to execute a 51 percent attack. First, a single mining pool/entity/individual would have to control over 50 percent of a network’s mining power. Second, the energy expenses related to the same, based on renting or sheer purchase of mining power.
Dividing the parameters of performance into two key parts, LongHash initially looked at the one-hour attack cost based on data from OnChainFX as on June 19, and consequently, the percentage of mining power available for rent on NiceHash. The matrix for an unsuccessful attack would be a high one-hour attack cost with low power availability, deeming the network “quite safe.”
Bitcoin took the top spot, with the report stating that there exists “very little power available to rent,” coupled with a “very high hourly attack cost.”
Traversing down the estimate cost Y-axis, several coins are scattered including, LTC, ETH, BCH, ZEC, BSV, DASH, and XMR, citing low power available via NiceHash. However, the estimated cost to rent the mining power is fairly low.
The report added,
“Most tokens, however, are clustered in the bottom-right corner of our chart, with low mining power availability and hourly attack costs north of $10,000, which makes them appear relatively safe.”
Moving horizontally further down the total mining power X-axis, BTG is the sole cryptocurrency exhibiting around 35 percent mining power availability on Nice Hash, with the lowest estimated cost to rent 51 percent of mining power for sixty minutes.
The biggest worry by far, was Ethereum Classic. The ETH hardfork had more than 80 percent of its mining power available on NiceHash, while the hourly attack was estimated to cost less than $10,000.
Earlier this year, the ETC network was the subject of a 51 percent attack, with several exchanges pausing ETC-related transactions in the process. The attack led to several cases of network double-spends and re-organisations totaling around $1.1 million or 219,500 ETC.
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