A comparative analysis of the price explosiveness in Bitcoin and forked coins

Xiaolin Kong, Chaoqun Ma, Yi-Shuai Ren, Konstantinos Baltas, Seema Narayan

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This study employs the PSY method to detect the price bubble of Bitcoin (BTC) and its forked coins. The statistical relationship between BTC and its forked coins is then calculated using Pearson correlation coefficients and six distance measurement methods. The findings indicate that (1) BTC has more bubbles with longer periods. In contrast, certain forked coins do not have bubbles; (2) The correlation between the price bubble of BTC and several forked coins is significant; (3) From the distance of binary time series, Bitcoin Cash and BTC are the closest, while Bitcoin SV is the farthest from BTC.

Original languageEnglish
Article number104955
Number of pages11
JournalFinance Research Letters
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2024


  • Bitcoin
  • Explosiveness
  • Forked coins
  • Price bubbles
  • PSY test

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