Bitcoin locked over $4800

First cyptocurrency continues its growth on the background of big events planned
10 October 2017   798

Continuing steady growth on Monday, October 9, the first crypto currency went to levels above $ 4800. As of 08:00 GMT on Tuesday, the average weighted bitcoin rate, according to Coinmarketcap, was $ 4,819.58, but subsequently dropped to $ 4,802.47 to a moment of press.

The observed increase in the price of bitcoin occurs against the background of the expected Bitcoin Gold hardfork later in October and the growing disagreements in the community regarding the SegWit2x. The latter, if nothing extraordinary happens, SegWit2x will have to happen in November.

Both hardforks assume the releaze of new coins for users, which is why high trading volumes are happening last 24 hours. Bitfinex, Bithumb, BitFlyer, HitBTC and GDAX exchanges became the top five leaders in the volume of deals with Bitcoin at this hour.

Over the past 24 hours, bitcoin has risen in price almost by 5%, while its dominance index with total capitalization of $ 152 billion is over 52%.

Bitcoin Charts
Bitcoin Charts

At the same time, we can see that whole bunch of altcoins are losing their "weight". 

Top ten cryptocurrencies chart
Top ten cryptocurrencies chart

As you can see on the chart above, besides Bitcoin, only NEM continues to grow. It gained more than 8.85% in last 24 hours.

Twitter CEO: BTC to be Single Currency in Decade

Jack Dorsey has a strong belief in the future potential of bitcoin
22 March 2018   20

CEO Twitter Jack Dorsey believes that after 10 years bitcoin will bypass the importance of the US dollar and become the most relevant currency in the world, which will be used by billions of users around the world. The businessman said this in a commentary to the British edition of The Times.

The world ultimately will have a single currency, the internet will have a single currency. I personally believe that it will be bitcoin.As more and more people have it, those things go away. There are newer technologies that build off of blockchain and make it more approachable.

Jack Dorsey

CEO, Twitter

Despite the fact that at the moment the bitcoin continues to experience certain problems that, according to Dorsey, prevent him from becoming an "effective currency," further development of the protocol, he believes, will inevitably lead to necessary changes.

The last thought of Jack Dorsey, who is also the founder of the payment start-up Square, seems to refer to the Lightning Network technology - the second layer of bitcoin scaling, which allows for instant and exceptionally cheap microtransactions.