The cryptocurrency market’s sudden uptrend has put a smile on the faces of users and investors as prices have shot up after an extended bear run. The top ten cryptocurrency club including Bitcoin [BTC], XRP and Ethereum [ETH] have all shot up, elevating their market cap as well as their trading volume.
XRP’s price hike is clearly visible on the charts as the trend line shows an acute climb. The uptrend caused the price to move from $0.296 to $0.3216. The support has been holding at $0.292 while the resistance is at $0.322.
The Relative Strength Index shows a market spike on the chart, breaching the overbought zone and settling just below it. This is a sign of the buying pressure being more than the selling pressure.
The Awesome Oscillator too displays a significant climb as the market momentum has been swayed by the arrival of the bulls.
The one day graph for XRP has still not taken the side of the bull as the downtrend is much more apparent. The downtrend resulted in the prices dropping from $0.516 to $0.316 while the support has been holding at $0.263.
The Chaikin Money Flow indicator shows a vertical spike to reach the zero line after which there have been sporadic bullish and bearish signals. The hold below the zero line is an indication of the capital leaving the market being more than the capital coming into the market.
The Bollinger bands have taken a constricted pipe-like shape after the majoritarian sideways movement of prices. The upper band and the lower band have started a slight divergence which means that a trend change is imminent.
The above-mentioned indicators all show XRP recovering from its bearish drudge which is evident even in the increase in market momentum. The only cause for concern is the duration of the bull run, which the signs point to being a short one.
Subscribe to AMBCrypto’s Newsletter
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.
Subscribe to AMBCrypto’s Newsletter