Bitcoin decreased over 6% but remained above $2,150 as the virtual currency’s community faces a large scaling debate. Traders remained cautious as the Bitcoin community is entering a period of uncertainty until August 1.
The deployment day for SegWit2x, which is also known as BTC1, starts on July 14. This update would enable more transactions on the network, but it would also increase the capacity of a single blockchain, a move opposed by some miners. Volatility is to be expected following the SegWit2x deployment, but the modification should have a positive long-term impact on the cryptocurrency as it will alolowe cheaper transactions and exponential speed.
Bitcoin decreased 6.18% to $2,186.5 at 7:01 pm CET. The cryptocurrency remains 126.4% higher since the beginning of the year.