Vertcoin rises significantly

VTC coin saw a decent price increase during last week
24 October 2017   2244

Vertcoin rose almost 100% during past 7 days reaching its peak on 22 October with the price of $4.60. At the moment of writing its price is $3.23 which is 50% higher than it was only 4 days ago. Why does the coin experience such a progress while most major currencies tend to drop?

One of the reasons is its integration with Ledger, announced by Vertcoin Development Team on October 19.This provides the opportunity to expose VTC to  BTC and other coins holders for the first time.

What is more, users decide to get involved with VTC because of the potential of Atomic swaps which can be carried out, and atomic swaps are useful when the coins are swapping between different currencies. For instance, Charlie Lee, the creator of Litecoin, gave a significant promotion to VTC, when he did the Atomic Swap with James Lovejoy, the lead developer of Vertcoin, and tweeted that it worked flawlessly.

Also, the developers work hard on making it Vertcoin ASIC-resistant, they built up a social contract with the community to hard fork the mining algorithm if ASICs or FPGAs are ever detected.

Thus, Vertcoin is a growing currency, secured by its users, focused on decentralization and developing rather rapidly.

Bear Market to Hit Mining Hard

BitMEX research division presented an analysis of the impact of market decline on the mining industry
11 December 2018   75

The cryptocurrency market has experienced a marked decline over the past weeks. The BitMEX research division presented an analysis of the impact of these events on the mining industry. Bitcoin hash rate has fallen by 31% since the beginning of November, which is equivalent to the capacity of 1.3 million Bitmain S9 devices. From this, BitMEX concludes that miners as a class are in a difficult situation, however, they may have different conditions, and those who pay more for electricity, are forced to turn off their equipment first, while others may still be quite viable.

The decrease in the price of Bitcoin by 45% since the beginning of November has already caused two recalculations of the complexity of mining to the lower side - by 7.4% and 15.1% on November 16 and December 3, respectively. The first recalculation turned out to be the largest since January 2013, the second - since October 2011.

Bitcoin mining revenue fell from $ 13 million per day in early November to $ 6 million per day in early December. The fall in the size of the miner's encouragement turned out to be even more rapid than the fall in the price of cryptocurrency. This is due to the delay in recalculating the complexity of mining. For the six-day period ending December 3, 21.8% fewer blocks were mined than expected, since the miners left the network before recalculating the difficulty. As a result, in addition to reducing the size of the miners' encouragement in dollar terms, due to lower asset prices, they received 21.8% less bitcoin awards.

One of the popular reasons for the recent decline in the cryptocurrency market is that miners sold bitcoins to cover their costs of hash warsin the Bitcoin Cash network. The monitoring platform Boltzmann recorded an unusually large sale of Bitcoin by the miner on November 12, that is, 3 days before the hard fork of Bitcoin Cash.

BitMEX assumes that the actions of miners over the past weeks could have played a significant role in reducing the market, however, recommends not overestimating their value and reminds that in a bearish trend, prices continue to fall regardless of asset movements and news.