Bitcoin falls: what's the reason?

Average Bitcoin price reached $6800 mark; let's figure out, what's the background
10 November 2017   2702

Bitcoin Price

On 10th of November, at 9:24 UTC price of first cryptocurrency started to fall.

Bitcoin price chart
Bitcoin price chart

At the moment of press, Bitcoin is being traded for even less than $6800 at some exchanges, for example, Bitfinex, Kraken and HitBTC

Bitcoin price at different exchanges
Bitcoin price at different exchanges

Main market parameters of Bitcoin at the moment of press are:

  • Average price $6817.56 
  • Market cap $113,675,484,123 
  • 24h volume $3,855,700,000

Possible reasons

One of the possible reasons for such a rapid fall in the price of the first cryptocurrency may be that after the announcement of the developers of SegWit2x cancellation the "disappointed" part of traders transfer assets to other crypto currency or fiat money.

As for SegWit2x, although it is officially frozen, a number of recent events indicate that certain something is taking place behind the scenes, the consequences of which are likely to become known soon enough.

For example, almost unknown Bitcoin mining pool bitPico said that they will still try to implement hardfork. They also say that they have control over 30% of Bitcoin network hashrate. Still no solid proof on this statements.

Also a mysterious website bitcoin2x. org was discovered. It differs little from bitcoin.org. On its main page there is SegWit2x related statement. Also, the site's creators say that they will not allow six people to decide the fate of the bitcoin, and the previously assigned date of the hard-fork (November 15) remains in force.

We have decided to continue with the fork as planned. We will not allow the destiny of Bitcoin to be controlled by 6 individuals.

Same date - November 15th.

Bitcoin2x is a secure payment network with cheaper and faster transactions
 

Bitcoin2x Team Statement

Who is behind this resource, is still unknown, also draws attention that the link to Developer Documentation leads to a non-existent page.

This price fall looks interesting on the background of Bitcoin Cash price jump

Lightning Desktop App to be Launched in BTC Mainnet

The application, which is based on the lightweight Neutrino client, is available for the macOS, Windows and Linux, however, it's oriented fro test environment
24 April 2019   130

Lightning Labs, a leading developer of solutions for the Lightning Network, announced the launch of its desktop wallet in the main Bitcoin network. An application that was previously tested in a test network is available in the alpha version.

The application, which is based on the lightweight Neutrino client, is available for the operating systems macOS, Windows and Linux, however, as the developers emphasize, is still oriented primarily to the test environment. At the same time, more advanced users can also experiment with the wallet interface and get access to their funds.

Lightning App Desktop Version Screenshot
Lightning App Desktop Version Screenshot

The Neutrino client allows non-custodial Lightning wallets to verify Bitcoin transactions without the need to synchronize with the full version of the blockchain.

The new release includes such a function as displaying a single balance, which will allow users to see the cumulative number of coins both in the network base and in the payment channels by percentage.