Daily crypto: Coinbase bans Wikileaks and bitcoin cash are going for the moon

Bitcoin cash has almost doubled its value the last week, and seems to be aiming for the moon.

Bitcoin cash has almost doubled its value the last week, and seems to be aiming for the moon. Image source: Shutterstock/Trijo News

Totte Löfström

totte.lofstrom@trijo.co

The crypto market continues its journey upwards, but bitcoin seems to struggle to keep up with the other coins.

The last 24 hours biggest news was really released on Friday but gained momentum and media attention yesterday. The whistleblower website Wikileaks’ webshop has had their Coinbase account shut down, due to “regulatory compliance mechanisms” and violation of their terms of service. Wikileaks shop has been using their Coinbase account to exchange cryptocurrencies, received as payment for merch, for fiat-money.

Wikileaks shop tweets about the shut down of their Coinbase account.

Wikileaks shop tweets about the shut down of their Coinbase account. Image source: Twitter

As a response, Wikileaks now calls for a global blockade of Coinbase next week, as Coinbase is an “unfit member of the crypto community”.

Wikileaks calls for a global blockade of Coinbase this week.

Wikileaks calls for a global blockade of Coinbase this week. Image source: Twitter

Trijo News has been trying to get a comment from Coinbase, but unfortunately without result.

On the price side of the world of crypto, the last 24 hours have been really strong, to say the least. Best of all coins was once again bitcoin cash (+15,07%), which has almost doubled its value the last week. From $745 a week ago to $1.316. Ethereum (+3,98%) have also been doing well, while ripple (+0,48%) and litecoin (+0,75%) are in the greens, but just barely. On the top five, bitcoin (-0,08%) performed the worst and was the only coin that actually lost value.

During the weekend, eos (+1,14%) once again managed to reach the top five by pushing down litecoin to a sixth place. Eos ($9,37 billion) now has a total market cap lead of more than a billion dollar more than litecoin ($8,31 billion).

The biggest winners of the top 100 was dentacoin (+31,39%), golem (+25,16%), and iostoken (+19,57%). The only big loser was game.com (-32,79%).

Prices the last 24 hours

Coin: Price: % (24h):
Bitcoin $8 847,54 −0,08%
Ethereum $631,38 +3,98%
Ripple $0,868446 +0,48%
Bitcoin cash $1 316,82 +15,07%
Eos $11,56 +1,14%

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