Bitcoin Cash gained over 30% in less than 24h

Huge price jump of one of the Bitcoin's hardfork brothers; what's the reasons? 
10 November 2017   2853

Bitcoin Cash' price gained more than 30% in less than 24 hours. At the moment of press, 15 UTC, November 10, 2017, it's $829.10 with $13 822 501 360 marketcap and $3 104 290 000 24h volume.

Bitcoin Cash Price Chart
Bitcoin Cash Price Chart

The rapid increase in the price of Bcash can be attributed to a number of factors, including the latest announcement of the founder of the Pirate Party, Rick Falkvinge, that he is redirecting all available resources to the BTH.

Under the "latest developments" Rick Falquinge is referring to the statement of the supporters of SegWit2x about the refusal of the planned for the middle of November hardfork.

Another important reason for the increase in Bcash's price can also be considered the approaching hardfork of this network: as previously confirmed by the developers, it will happen on November 13. This fork is planned and is aimed at changing the existing consensus rules in the Bcash network.

We can not, however, exclude another version, which co-founder of Bitcoin.org Cobra recently expressed.

Also, among the latest developments in the Bitcoin Cash ecosystem, we can point out the Bitcoin. com almost stopped BTC mining and now is focused on Bitcoin Cash. At the moment, the Bitcoin.com share in the total hashte Bitcoin Cash is about 18%.

Bitcoin Cash last blocks
Bitcoin Cash last blocks

ViaBTC, which owns one of the largest mining pool in the Bitcoin Cash ecosystem and the Exchange of the same name, circulated a statement that it is taking a community decision and disclaims the BCC ticker in favor of BCH.

In late October, the Bitcoin Investment Trust, announced the sale of 1,688,700 shares denominated in Bitcoin Cash and the further distribution of the funds received to the company's shareholders.

This news looks interesting on the background of Bitcoin price rapid fall.

Dutch Authorities to Shut Down Bestmixer

The service is accused of launder over $200M worth crypto with coin "mixing" - spliting the amount and mixing it with other coins from different sources
23 May 2019   374

The Bitcoin mixing service Bestmixer was forced to cease operations after a nearly one-year investigation of money laundering charges. It is reported by Bleeping Computer.

Like other similar services, Bestmixer.io split the amount in bitcoins into smaller transactions and mixed them with transactions from other sources in order to hide their origin, and then transfers the entire amount minus the commission to the final address.

It also offered similar services with Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash.

The investigation believes that service customers could launder money through cryptocurrency.

Bestmixer offered a very clear page on why someone should mix their cryptocurrency. On this page Bestmixer described the current anti-money laundering policies and how its service could help evade these policies by making funds anonymous and untraceable. Offering such a service is considered illegal in many countries.
 

John Fokker

Head of Cyber Investigations, McAfee

Bestmixer was opened in May 2018. For the year of its existence, its turnover amounted to about 27,000 BTC (approximately $ 200 million). Fiscal Information and Investigation Service claims that a significant part of the funds passed through the mixer was obtained as a result of conducting illegal activities or was used to finance criminal gangs.

Policemen confiscated a domain and six servers in Luxembourg and the Netherlands. In addition, they got access to all transactions carried out using the service, cryptocurrency and IP-addresses, as well as messages from the chat. This information is currently transmitted to Europol.