Bitcoin Flippening: BCH Overtaken By Satoshis Vision BSV
Bitcoin SV is surging through the crypto market cap rankings. Here's why. | Image: shutterstock.com
- Bitcoin battle becomes three-way shootout as BSV replaces BCH as fourth-largest capped cryptocurrency.
- BSV has been on a tear all week – seven-day gains stand at 286%.
- But is there any substance behind BSVs market growth?
A Bitcoin flippening was witnessed for the first time this week as Bitcoin Cash (BCH) was replaced by Bitcoin SV (BSV) as the worlds fourth-largest capped cryptocurrency.
The BSV Flippening
BSV gained over 100% on Tuesday alone, eventually topping out at $452 per coin on Wednesday according to TradingView.
BSV surged to a high of $452 before a slight drop off, | Source: Trading View
Pulling back to the weekly view, we see that BSV has been on a tear all week. The coins gains for the past seven days stand at a whopping 286%. That saw the coin price rise from $117 up to the $452 recorded on Wednesday.
BSV recorded 286% growth over the course of the week. | Source: CoinMarketCap
Bitcoin SV – led by self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto, Craig Wright – was created in November 2018 as the result of a hash-war.
Controversy has followed the coin since its inception, leading many to assume the worst about Bitcoin SVs current pump. rang around skeptical circles of social media.
But BSV supporters are celebrating what they see as the first step in an eventual victory over other Bitcoin imitators.
Bitcoin Cash had held onto fourth spot in the cryptocurrency market cap rankings for some time – only briefly being replaced by an inflated Tether (USDT) on occasion.
Now, the rise of BSV turns the ongoing Bitcoin battle into a three-way shootout. As CoinGeek CEO Calvin Ayre retweeted on Wednesday, the BSV blockchain:
Calvin Ayre and BSV supporters celebrate the blockchains ability to support high usage. | @Satoshis_D, Twitter
Indeed, . That said, compared to its competitors.
BSVs sudden ascension is doubly surprising given its earlier this year.
The real reason for the coins pump may not be related to its utility in the slightest. A glance at the days top gainers puts Bitcoin SV in unreputable company.
All three of the days top gainers are Bitcoin forks. Two of them have established reputations as pump and dump coins. | Source: CoinMarketCap
Both Bitcoin Gold (BTG) and Bitcoin Diamond (BCD) are . A lack of strength in the coins mining communities makes them very easy to manipulate.
Can the same be said for BSV?
Disclaimer: The above should not be considered trading advice from CCN. The writer owns bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. He holds investment positions in the coins but does not engage in short-term or day-trading.
This article was edited by Sam Bourgi.