Bitcoin Cash: Price of new currency rises after bitcoin's 'hard fork'

On Tuesday afternoon, bitcoin split into two in an event known as a “hard fork” that has divided the virtual currency’s online community. Two competing strands of bitcoin emerged after some of its leading backers disagreed on the best way to take it forward. The price of the cryptocurrency fell by around 4pc to around $2,700 (£2,000) after the fork, while the predicted price of Bitcoin cash rose from just over $200 to about $370, but traders are still unsure what will happen when the dust settles. Here’s what you need to know.

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Is blockchain een hype of de grote belofte?

Blockchain wordt wel vergeleken met de opkomst van het internet. Ook over dat succes liepen aanvankelijk de meningen sterk uiteen. Maar gaat blockchain ons leven net zo ingrijpend veranderen? Vooralsnog wordt er veel geëxperimenteerd, zonder baanbrekende verdienmodellen. Vraag is of die ooit gaan komen.

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