- Nov. 13, 2017, Four:57 AM
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- Bitcoin metselspecie prices rocketed overheen the weekend.
- So too did Dash coin.
- The fifth largest cryptocurrency almost doubled ter value.
Bitcoin had a wild weekend, spil prices for bitcoin (BTC) got smoked while bitcoin contant (BCH) rocketed higher.
The weekend price act spotted bitcoin contant klapper a record high above $US2,600 a coin – after trading around $US300 ter latest months – spil the battle overheen bitcoin’s transactional capability proceeds to rage.
A brief time ago, it had almost halved to around $US1,300, while Bitcoin remains more than $US1,000 below its levels above $US7,000 prior to the weekend.
Meantime, among the other major cryptocurrencies (measured by market capitalisation), investors have swung sharply into Dash coin today.
This monthly chart shows the scale of the budge. After trading te a narrow range around $US300, a brief time ago it had almost doubled to an all-time high:
DASH flew to overheen $500 before slumping into the mid-$400s. CoinGecko
The Dash network operates on a two-tier podium, split inbetween miners and network “knots” which approve fresh transactions.
To create an incentive system for knots to help the network run slickly, the value of each fresh block on the blockchain is attributed identically – 45% to miners and 45% to the master knot. The remaining 10% goes into a snaak pool of funds held by the network.
Last week, one of the podium’s developers announced a network update which will increase the transaction size for each block to Two megabytes (MB).
That’s the size which bitcoin developers just rejected, electing to maintain a capped size of 1MB, while BCH has an 8MB capacity.
The weekend price act exposes the prevailing stand-off among bitcoin developers around what the cryptocurrency stands for and how it should be used – whether it’s a store of value (like gold), or a swifter, trustworthy and more convenient means of exchange.
Dash CEO Ryan Taylor has previously indicated he sees the cryptocurrency spil more of the latter – an improved technology which permits for swifter payments.
Either way, while the technology around the major cryptocurrencies proceeds to develop, it’s likely to remain spil an asset class for the plucky – suggesting the potential for big comebacks along with high volatility.
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