Cryptocurrency Nano leaps ahead in price by 30%. The move places the coin in the top twenty in terms of marketcap with a total valuation of $2.06b, making each Nano coin worth at $15 the time of writing. This jump is the latest in a period of huge volatility for the virtual currency, gaining 20% in just one day last week. The cause of the volatility is likely the BitGrail event, where over $170m worth of Nano was stolen. Representing 10% of the total supply of Nano the event shook the market heavily. The price of one Nano fell a staggering 466%, from highs of $28 to just $6. Fear, uncertainty, and doubt led to a loss of confidence in the currency and left investors rushing to sell. The technology behind Nano was not responsible for the crisis, however, with developers pointing fingers at the now-closed BitGrail exchange. As time has passed investors have realized this fact and returned to the falling coin looking for a bargain.
Nano is leading the crypto recovery today. After a week of bloodshed, there is finally some green out there yonder on the ol’ crypto fields. Right now, only ten cryptos are down out of the top 100 cryptocurrencies. Nano has been a consistent leader today, outgrowing all the other cryptos on the market. At the time of writing, Nano has a selling price of $12.59. This puts the altcoin up 35.41% in the past 24 hours – more than any other coin on the market as of right now.
Like many of the other cryptos on the market, Nano struggled in the first half of this week. However, the altcoin started to recover faster than many of the rest of the cryptos out there. Nano began to recovery by around Tuesday and continued its growth through to Wednesday. Nano’s fast growth in the latter half of this week is a relief to many after the token plummeted thanks to the hack on the Italian exchange BitGrail. In fact, Nano was managing to grow while many of the other cryptos continued to suffer.
Nano is the only coin in the top 30 by market cap to have gained significantly on a day when most cryptocurrencies have
fallen by high single-digits. At the time of writing, Nano (XRB) is up almost 20 percent to the US dollar and almost 25
percent against Bitcoin. At the time of writing, Nano is priced at $8.82. According to coinmarketcap, all top thirty coins
have fallen except Nano, Populous, and Tether, the latter two only marginally in the green. The coin is currently the 24th
largest, with a market cap of $1,166,932,553. Nano was rebranded from RaiBlocks on the 31st of January. It boasts transaction
speeds averaging just over one-and-a-half seconds, making it one of the fastest cryptocurrencies to send and receive. The
sender and the receiver conduct Proof-of-Work using a “block lattice” structure. This unique structure means that each
account, as determined by its public key, is itself a blockchain. XRB is fast, free, and minerless. Each user effectively
mines the coins as they use them. Nano boasts unlimited scalability, theoretically, and operates on a lightweight protocol.
The currency has endured a tumultuous start to the year. Given its unique structure, the ability for large-scale exchanges to
support it was limited. While now listed on kucoin and binance, some 30 percent of Nano volume was exchanged on Italian-based
BitGrail. The coin represented roughly 85 percent of BitGrail’s trading volume.
It was announced yesterday that BitGrail, the Italian cryptocurrency exchange, lost 17 million of the cryptocurrency NANO (XRB). To date, the hack is worth over $170 million USD. A week ago, RaiBlocks rebranded to Nano and jumped in price nearly 40% in 24 just hours.The rebranding was highly anticipated by most in the project’s community but not all were certain it would be the best move. Non-the-less, it seemed to have been a positive move until now. Nano provides fast, easy and free transactions on its blockchain. These transactions can be done on an app or your desktop computer, making it extremely convenient to use.