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BTC price slips below USD 38,000, 51 percent attack on BSV

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BTC is fighting for USD 38,000 – and in the future, possibly with ether, for the throne as the number 1 cryptocurrency. At least Pantera CEO Dan Morehead thinks that is realistic. Meanwhile, BSV suffered a massive 51 percent attack. The market update.

The BTC course was not granted a green day candle in August. On August 3, BTC finished at $ 38,177, 2.5 percent below the previous day’s closing price. Today, August 4th, the bears are still in control for the time being. At press time, BTC is still battling the $ 38,000 mark at $ 37,830. BTC has thus moved further away from the support at USD 38,513 that BTC-ECHO analyst Stefan Lübeck noted in the previous BTC analysis.

Total market capitalization remains unchanged at $ 1.6 trillion at press time. Within the top 100, Perpetual Protocol (PERP), Terra (LUNA) and Quant Network (QNT) show the strongest daily increases with 19, 15 and 10 percent.

Pantera boss sees BTC at USD 700,000 – and outperformed by ETH?

Despite the meager start to August, BTC can at least record an increase of almost eight percent in a 30-day comparison. But if the head of the crypto investment company Pantera Capital has its way, then we are still only at the base of the flagpole. On Monday Dan Morehead attended a rendezvous Reuters Global Markets Forum.

Morehead expects BTC to end between $ 80,000 and $ 90,000 in 2021 and climb to over $ 120,000 within a year. Increased mass acceptance could push the value to $ 700,000 over the next decade,

it says in an article by the news agency Reuters to Moorehead’s appearance. There, the Pantera CEO was as usual bullish, but without marking the BTC maximalist. Rather, he presented a bull case for the smart contract platform ETH and its coin, Ethereum (ETH). According to Morehead, a trend is emerging according to which ETH will increasingly be used as a store of value in the future – a use case in which BTC has so far been unchallenged in the crypto space (keyword: digital gold).

The Pantera CEO sees tomorrow’s ETH upgrade in London as a catalyst for this development. With London, ETH receives, among other things, a new fee model that is supposed to make transaction costs more predictable. In the future, there will be a dynamic basic fee, the amount of which depends on the block utilization. This base fee does not benefit the ETH miners, but is destroyed. This gives the uncovered ETH supply a deflationary element that could improve Ethers store suitability.

You will see that the people who want to store their wealth will do so more in (ether) than just in BTC,

quoted Reuters the Pantera CEO.

51 percent attack on BSV

While the long-term outlook remains bullish for BTC and ETH, BTC Satoshi Vision (BSV) is currently looking dark. The network suffered a 51 percent attack on the evening of August 3. This means that an attacker had briefly stolen more than half of the BSV hash rate. This enabled him to rewrite 14 blocks of the BSV blockchain.

The blockchain analysis provider CoinMetrics was among the first to publicize the attack. Accordingly, in the course of the 51 percent attack, two forks were created by the BSV blockchain, which apparently also caused confusion among the miners.

BSV is exposed to a massive 51 percent attack.

After an attempted attack yesterday, a considerable hashing power was unleashed today at 11:46 a.m. and the attackers are successful.

More than a dozen blocks are reorganized & up to three versions of the chain are mined by pools at the same time.

Lucas Nuzzi from Coinmetrics via Twitter

Even with blockchain explorers, there are currently still isolated synchronization problems. According to the Coin.Dance website, for example, no BSV block has been “mined” for five hours.

The BSV-Verband BTC Association has meanwhile appealed to the BSV miners not to mine for the attacked blockchain anymore.

In response to the ongoing reorganization attack on the # BSV network, the BTC Association recommends that network node operators mark the fraudulent chain as invalid. This will immediately bring your node back to the chain supported by honest miners and lock out the attacker’s chain.

BTC Association via Twitter

The course of BTC Satoshi Vision has so far dealt with the horror news comparatively well. With a 24-hour minus of 4.2 percent, sales were still limited at the time of going to press.

All content in this article is for informational purposes only and in no way serves as investment advice. Investing in cryptocurrencies, commodities and stocks is very risky and can lead to capital losses.

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