Zcash Halving: What Has Changed For The Privacy Coin?

Anonymous payment network Zcash (ZEC) recently had its halving where rewards are reduced by half. This major development is set to change the dynamics of the privacy coin. Zcash Undergoes First Halving Just like Bitcoin (BTC), Zcash uses a periodic mechanism to control inflation on its blockchain called ‘’Halving’’. Halving reduces the mining rewards generated by miners and helps to reduce inflation. Until yesterday, 6.25 ZEC were generated from each block. Since the halving, miners will only be rewarded with…

Impact of Hashrate on Bitcoin Price Predictions

As far as the Bitcoin network's components are concerned, the Bitcoin hashrate plays an integral part. Diving right into its essence, Bitcoin hashrate can be referred to as a parameter that calculates the number of calculations that the network can perform each second. Basically, it's the feature that gives dimensions to Bitcoin's architecture.  When Satoshi Nakamoto designed the world's first cryptocurrency, he had to solve a basic problem of getting nodes that would maintain the system and have an incentive…

Bitcoin Holdings on Bitfinex Reduce by One-Third Within a Month

Reports have it that Bitcoin holdings on one of the renowned cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex have reduced by 66k over the previous four weeks. As of Mar. 17 this year, the number of Bitcoins held in the exchange was 200,140. However, the number declined by 33 percent to only 134,091 Bitcoin by Apr. 13. This huge decline is similar to the experience with another exchange BitMEX, which recorded a 38 percent reduction in its number of Bitcoin holdings following the massive flash crash that…

BTC Faces A Spike in On-Chain Activity

Last week, Bitcoin recorded outstanding growth trading with more balance and less price volatility. This remarkable surge has seen BTC trading at the $7k zone.  Bitcoin whales have significantly contributed to the coin's sudden growth because they have accumulated many coins since the market crash in March. Bitcoin seems to have an outstanding strength that could see it through to stability in the market. A recent weekly report by Glassnode shows that BTC recorded a significant growth as observed in…

The Risk of a Post-Halving Price Dumping Limited By the Coronavirus Pandemic

A cryptocurrency market crashed has ensured thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. However, crypto experts believe the crash has reduced the risk of a halving price dump and has possibly started a Bitcoin bull run. Chainalysis played host to several industry experts for an online panel discussion a few hours ago. The discussion was concerning the coronavirus effect on Bitcoin and its roadmap. Chris Bendikson of CoinShares sees last month's crash as helpful to miners. It gave them early preparation for…

Bitcoin Halving Beginner’s Guide: All You Need to Know

Considered one of the most important events in the Bitcoin community, the Bitcoin reward halving is the process by which the incentives available to miners decrease by half of what it currently is. The Bitcoin Halving mechanism was put in place by founder Satoshi Nakamoto to incentivize the network and slowly distribute the 21 million currency supply. Historically, the Bitcoin reward halving has been known to be a prelude to a monumental bull run. On 9 July 2016, the market…

BTC Miners Jittery Over The Coin’s Free Fall and Rewards Cut

BTC miners who are critical to the coin's functioning are starting at massive profit cuts. This is according to a  March 13, 2020, Bloomberg report. According to Chris Bendiksen, head of research at  CoinShares, the almost 40%  decline in Bitcoin’s price this month,  has pushed miners into the red. The miners account for a 3rd of all the network's power. Black Thursday Crypto Twitter has christened March 12 ‘Black Thursday’ on crypto following  Bitcoin's almost 40 percent plunge. As a…

Bitcoin Mining to Spike as Chinese Hardware Manufactures Get Back in Business

In February 2020, Bitcoin mining difficulty lowered by 0.38%, and it may be partly a result of government quarantine against the coronavirus in China; hence the mining delays. Despite the decrease, the hash rate during the period posted strong performance and even hit an all-time high of 136 EH/s. Miners expect the total network difficulty rate to bounce back by over 10% on March 10, as hardware delivery slowdown caused by the coronavirus outbreak abates. Since mid-February, the Chinese government…

Bitcoin Stock-to-Flow Model Creator Expects Its Price to Stay At $10k

The bitcoin stock-to-flow model creator, Plan B, is confident that the coin's price will stay around $10,000 after the halving. He is even more optimistic of its future price, expecting a gradual climb to the $100,000 model value by December 2020. The stock-to-flow (S2F) model aims to make predictions of the Bitcoin (BTC) price based on its supply cuts. Many investors, however, criticize this, holding the view that BTCs price is rather demand-driven. Regardless of the criticism, a host of…