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Throughout its brief lifespan, Blackcoin has defied expectations and found success in the wild-west of the altcoin markets by innovating with features such as Blackhalo. However, the Blackcoin price has declined quite a bit since peaking in mid-April. The Blackcoin price decline continued over the past week. CCN examines this altcoin price decline.

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Blackcoin Price Falls Back into the Red

After declining for the bulk of the Summer, the Blackcoin price rallied  in September, reaching 15,900 satoshis due to increased trading volume on Chinese exchanges. However, the rally was short-lived, because the Blackcoin price fell back into decline during October and early November.

The Blackcoin price decline continued throughout the past week. On November 10, the Blackcoin price was 9,202 satoshis. The price inclined slightly on November 11, but it dropped to 8,436 satoshis on November 12. The Blackcoin price hovered around that mark for the next two days but soon resumed its decline.

From November 14-17, the Blackcoin price fell another 10% to its current mark of 7,658 satoshis.

Blackcoin Price November 17
The Blackcoin price continued to fall over the past seven days. The current Blackcoin price is 7,658 satoshis. Chart from CoinGecko.

Blackcoin now has a market cap of $2.2 million, ranking it 16th among cryptocurrencies in total market cap.

Analysis

CoinGecko gives Blackcoin a 50% overall coin rating, which ranks it 14th among cryptocurrencies. Like most altcoins, Blackcoin’s strongest score is its developer activity rating (58%). Since Blackcoin’s market cap and CoinGecko ranking are fairly close (16th and 14th, respectively), the Blackcoin price appears to be performing at roughly the level its rating indicates it should.

What do you think explains the Blackcoin price decline? Comment below!

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