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Current Bitcoin Price: $5045
It had been a good weekend for the cryptocurrency market, with Bitcoin bumping up more than $100 on Sunday alone. Since then, the market has taken a turn to the red, with Bitcoin falling back to last week’s levels in the $5050 to $5100 range.
There’s some red for most other major altcoins: Ethereum and XRP are down 3% and 2%, while Binance Coin, Stellar, and IOTA are all down more than 3%. Bitcoin SV is down more than 12% following today’s news, while Bitcoin Cash (ABC) has climbed about that amount.
Top Stories for 15th April 2019 🔥
Just before the weekend, we talked about how Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao had threatened to remove Bitcoin SV from his exchange due to dishonest claims from its leading figure, Craig Wright. Wright has repeatedly claimed to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin
Today, Binance made the controversial decision to remove BSV trading from its platform, causing the asset to fall by more than 12% in price. Other exchanges such as ShapeShift have echoed this decision on their own platforms, with some — like Kraken — still considering whether to follow.
Wences Casares is the CEO of Xapo and Director of PayPal, the world’s leading online payment system. He’s a known Bitcoin bull, featured in our list of Bitcoin Price Predictions.
In a recent essay, Casares commented that Bitcoin has a 50% chance to succeed with only a 20% chance to become worthless.
One of the great perks of blockchain technology is that all entries to the ledger are immutable, which means they can’t be changed. This has lead some to believe that blockchain could be the solution for storing important data in a transparent way, like voting results.
West Virginia is to implement blockchain technology in voting for the 2020 presidential elections, with the technology provided by blockchain startup Voatz.