There are many interesting developments in the world of Bitcoin right now. It is evident there are some major changes on the horizon. The Bitcoin network is slowing down, causing transaction delays and higher fees. Most miners have moved to Bitcoin Cash due to profitability reasons. If this “flip” would remain a permanent trend, things are looking pretty bad for the Bitcoin chain. All of this is just a snapshot of the current charts, though.
With the Bitcoin Cash price surging as of late, it is a lot more profitable to mine. More specifically, there is less of an incentive to mine Bitcoin itself. Despite a price of over $6,000, most miners will simply follow the most profitable option. Right now, BCH is 69.4% more profitable. It also means over half of the total hashrate on both networks has switched from Bitcoin to the altcoin. If this trend continues, things will get very problematic in quick succession.
All Systems go for Bitcoin Cash
Without sufficient hashpower, the Bitcoin network will grind to a standstill. Transactions already take longer to confirm right now. Users pay outrageous fees, which often hit double-digits as of today. That in itself is a big problem that needs to be addressed. It is impossible to find a real solution, though. Instead, we see more and more people move over to Bitcoin Cash. It would certainly explain the massive price pump over the past week. This situation will get very tense over the next few days and weeks, to say the very least…