Bitcoin Cash Payments to Have Low Popularity

According to the Chainalysis team, one of the reasons of this is concentrated ownership of tokens
21 August 2018   1016

Analysts from the Chainalysis conducted an analysis of the trade turnover of the largest crypto payment services and found a significant decrease in the volume of payments in the Bitcoin Cash. This is reported by Bloomberg.

There are fewer users of Bitcoin Cash, fewer holders.
 

Kim Grauer

Senior economist at Chainalysis

Since the beginning of this year, the price of Bitcoin Cash has fallen by about 75%. However, this cryptocurrency remains one of the largest. So, according to CoinMarketCap, it occupies the fourth line of the rating, and the market capitalization of BCH is $ 9 billion. The weighted average price of the coin at the time of publication is approximately $ 520.

After analyzing the turnover of the 17 largest crypto payment services, including BitPay, Coinify and GoCoin, it became clear that Bitcoin Cash (BCH) payments in this digital currency significantly decreased. If in March Bitcoin Cash turnover was $ 10.5 million, in May it decreased to $ 3.7 million.

According to Grauer, another reason for the low adoption of Bitcoin Cash in e-commerce is concentrated ownership of tokens. It is reported that more than half of the offer of this crypto currency is on 67 wallets. At the same time, only two wallets store from 10 to 100 thousand BCH.

GMO Internet to Report on BTC Mining Increase

Additionally GMO completely stopped mining Bitcoin Cash; in November 2017, it mined 400 BCH coins
09 January 2019   300

Japanese IT giant GMO Internet Group has published a report, which reported an increase in the number of BTC companies.

The company also confirmed information about the termination of the production of its own equipment due to significant financial losses. In addition, GMO confirmed plans to transfer mining capacities to regions with cheap energy prices and the possibility of switching to alternative energy sources.

During last December GMO mined 960 BTC. This is almost a third more than in November 2018. Also, this indicator is 45 times higher than the volume of extracted bitcoins during December 2017, when the company was just starting the mining business.

On the other hand, GMO completely stopped mining Bitcoin Cash (BCH). Note that in November 2017, the company mined 400 coins of this fork of Bitcoin.

Last December, the GMO mining hashrate was 670 PH / s, which is 30 times more than a year ago.

The company also announced that it will now provide reports quarterly.