China's BSV Community Has Reportedly Declared War on a Little-Known Altcoin

Francisco Memoria

The Bitcoin Satoshi’s Vision (BSV) community in China has reportedly declared war on “multi-chain parallel computing network” Aelf (ELF) over its founder’s launch of a campaign against prominent BSV supporter and self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto Craig Wright.

According to crypto news outlet 8BTC, Aelf’s founder Ma Haobo called Craig Wright a scammer, and on the Chinese microblogging platform Weibo (a Twitter-like app) launched the #BoycottBSVAndCrtingFaketoshi hashtag, after learning Craig Wright allegedly cried in court during a hearing related to a $10 billion lawsuit filed against him.

The hashtag, 8BTC writes, gained the support of various popular cryptocurrency community members in the country, including F2Pool co-founder Mao Shixing, and Poolin mining pool co-founder Zhu Fa. It soon got to 200,000 views.

As it spread it reportedly gained the attention of China’s BSV community which soon fought back and attacked Aelf for having a $193 million market cap, compared to BSV’s $3.6 billion market cap. The community alleged also threatened to drop Aelf’s price “to zero,” presumably through an attack in which they’d mine empty blocks.

As CryptoGlobe covered, a BSV-aligned mining pool called SharkPool has threatened to pull such an attack of BTC forks using the “Bitcoin” name as it believes these cryptocurrencies don’t fulfil Satoshi Nakamoto’s original vision.

Bitcoin Satoshi’s Vision is a notably controversial cryptocurrency. Earlier this year, various cryptocurrency influencers called n exchanges to delist BSV after Craig Wright put a $5,000 bounty on the true identity of a Twitter user who called him a fraud.

As a result, various cryptocurrency exchanges, including Binance, Kraken, and ShapeShift delisted BSV in April. Despite being delisted from top exchanges the cryptocurrency’s price is still up by over 120% so far this year.

While some claim Aelf’s founder created the hashtag against Craig Wright as a marketing ploy, Ma denied the accusations. At press time, one ELF token is trading at about $0.23 after rising nearly 9% in the last 24-hour period.

Crypto Market Update: Ethereum (ETH), XRP, Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and Chainlink (LINK)

Siamak Masnavi

This article provides: an overview of how Ethereum (ETH), XRP, Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and Chainlink (LINK) has been doing over the past 24-hour period; a recap of interesting recent news that might have affected their prices (or might do so in the future); and recent useful observations from Crypto Twitter regarding these cryptocurrencies.

To give you a rough idea of how well the crypto markets are doing today, 13 out of the top 20 cryptoassets (by market cap) are currently in the green (against the dollar). 

All market data used for the price charts in this article was taken between 15:30 UTC and 16:00 UTC on 22 October 2019 from CryptoCompare, which also generated the price charts shown in this article.

Ethereum (ETH)

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Since October 16, ETH has been trading between $170 and $180. 

Earlier today, Hudson Jameson, Community Manager at Ethereum Foundation, said on Twitter that he is not happy with Ethereum's current governance structure and asked the crypto community for suggestions on how it could be improved:

Ethereum Foundation researcher Vlad Zamfir had this say in his reply to Jameson's tweet:


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Although XRP is up only slightly down, in the past 30-day period, the XRP price has risen 6.96%. 

Earlier today, Ripple announced that it had expanded its global regulatory team and opened an office in the heart of Washington, DC. Furthermore, Craig Phillips, former Counselor to the Secretary at the U.S. Treasury Department, is now part of Ripple's Board of Directors. Lastly, Ripple has become a member of the Blockchain Association, and Michelle Bond, Ripple’s Global Head of Government Relations, will be sitting on its board.

Bitcoin Cash (BCH)

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On October 17, CryptoGlobe reported that Changpeng Zhao (aka "CZ"), Co-Founder and CEO of Binance, the world's largest crypto exchange by trading volume, had proposed (on the Binance community forum) the idea of listing BCH on Binance DEX, Binance's decentralized exchange platform.

In his post on the Binance community forum, CZ said that Binance was proposing to list (on Binance DEX) BCH-1FD, "a pegged token that tracks the value of the native asset of the Bitcoin Cash" to allow "Binance DEX users to trade BCH on the DEX." CZ went on to say:

BCH-1FD is backed by real BCH assets, and Binance, the largest cryptocurrency exchange, will provide conversion between BCH and BCH-1FD through deposit/withdraw. As such, there isn’t much development work in this token or any potential of conflict of interest.

Yesterday, Binance announced that Binance DEX had listed this new token (i.e. BCH-1FD) and that trading in the pair BCH/BNB had gone live. Since then, there have been 2116 transactions.

Chainlink (LINK)

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Chainlink continues having a great October, going up almost 10% today (highest gainer among the top 20 cryptoassets).

Chainlink continues to impress the crypto markets with a non-stop flow of partnership announcements; the latest one came yesterday when blockchain startup Ultrain announced via a blog post that it "will officially integrate with the Chainlink oracle network."

Chainlink's highly impressive return on investment (ROI) figures for the past seven days, 30 days, three months, and one year are +16.04%, +52.82%, +15.71%, and +607.18% respectively.


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