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We Know About Bitcoin, But What Is Bitcoin Cash?!

Posted Thursday, October 5, 2017 by
Shain Vernier • 2 min read

Over the past month or so, we here at FX Leaders have covered the exploding cryptocurrency markets in depth. Real-time analysis, trading signals and news updates have been available on a near-daily basis.

Bitcoin CashBitcoins Have Become A Player In The Financial Arena. Will Bitcoin Cash Follow Suit?

Today, a brief look at a newer cryptocurrency asset called “Bitcoin Cash” is on the docket. By now we all pretty much know what a Bitcoin (BTC) is. So, what the heck is Bitcoin Cash (BCH)?!


Bitcoin Cash

Ok, the truth is the creation of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is complex. Without having a background in computer programming and working knowledge of cryptocurrencies, the hows and whys behind BCH can be a challenge to understand.

The best approach to explaining BCH is to keep it simple. Below are a few of most important aspects of BCH as they relate to us traders:

  • BCH is a peer-to-peer form of electronic cash.

  • BCH is the fourth largest cryptocurrency in terms of market cap.

  • Currently, it is valued at $358.25 per BCH.

  • BCH has a circulating supply of 16.7 million units.

Perhaps the most important aspect of BCH is that its value does not follow BTC in lockstep. It can be used as a diversification tool, similar to Ethereum, Litecoin, and Ripple.

Overview: If it has a pulse we can trade it. BCH is showing 24-hour volatilities upwards of 5%. The float is much the same as BTC, meaning that it is limited and susceptible to rapid swings in value. This characteristic makes BCH a potential target for active trading.

From a macro perspective, the world of cryptocurrencies is brand new. In order to successfully navigate these exciting markets, be sure to take the time and select a reputable broker.

Performing your due diligence before jumping in with both feet is a must. Staying tuned to FX Leaders or implementing a social trading platform can help you stay on the competitive lead lap.

As always, trade smart and for tomorrow!

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