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Il rally del Bitcoin rallenta mentre le balene trasferiscono la ricchezza agli investitori al dettaglio

La società di analisi delle criptovalute Glassnode ha individuato diversi indicatori che suggeriscono che i tori di Bitcoin potrebbero rallentare.

Il mercato toro di Bitcoin potrebbe entrare nelle sue fasi successive

Il fornitore di analisi Glassnode sta segnalando che gli attuali indicatori on-chain suggeriscono che il mercato toro di Bitcoin potrebbe entrare nelle sue fasi successive.

Nel suo rapporto Week on Chain del 22 marzo, il fornitore di analisi on-chain Glassnode ha notato un calo nel numero di balene Bitcoin nonostante l’accumulo costante dai portafogli che detengono 1 BTC o meno da marzo 2018.

„L’accumulo persistente di piccoli detentori dimostra la volontà di HODL attraverso la volatilità con la tendenza ininterrotta da metà 2018 fino al caos del 2020“, ha osservato il rapporto.

Gli indirizzi delle balene che detengono più di 100 BTC sono stati relativamente piatti in confronto, con il gruppo che attualmente detiene il 62,6% dell’offerta – un aumento di appena lo 0,87% negli ultimi 12 mesi.

Attingendo alla sua metrica „Reserve Risk“ – che viene utilizzata per valutare la fiducia dei detentori a lungo termine rispetto al prezzo di Bitcoin, Glassnode afferma che un „trasferimento di ricchezza“ di BTC dai detentori a lungo termine ai nuovi acquirenti è attualmente in corso.

Il prezzo di Bitcoin potrebbe scendere fino a 25.000 dollari

Il rapporto ha dichiarato che i mercati toro generalmente seguono un percorso di trasferimento di ricchezza simile in tre fasi distinte, che possono essere utilizzate per stimare in quale fase si trova il ciclo attuale. Le fasi di picco dell’hodl sono punti di inflessione in cui la maggior parte delle monete possedute dal detentore a lungo termine, o LTH, sono in profitto.

„Simile alla metrica Reserve Risk, questi studi suggeriscono che le condizioni sono simili alla seconda metà o alle fasi successive di un mercato toro. Rimane una porzione relativa più grande di offerta ancora detenuta dai LTH che hanno speso solo il 9% dal punto di picco presunto HODL“.

Glassnode non è il solo a ipotizzare che la fine della stagione toro potrebbe essere incombente, con il CEO del pool minerario cinese BTC.TOP Jiang Zhuoer che ipotizza che il mercato toro potrebbe essere finito già a settembre.

Parlando ai media locali il 21 marzo, ha citato una ripresa economica generale tra il lancio del vaccino COVID-19 e un probabile calo di interesse per i crypto asset se la recente tendenza di grandi aziende come Tesla e MicroStrategy che aggiungono Bitcoin alle loro riserve di tesoreria cessasse di continuare come probabili catalizzatori per un’inversione di mercato.

Il gestore di investimenti Timothy Peterson ha anche notato il recente declino delle balene, affermando che: „tali mosse sono spesso ma non sempre associate ai mercati orso“. Peterson ha ipotizzato che il prezzo di Bitcoin potrebbe scendere fino a 25.000 dollari.

Los principales minoristas suizos están listos para presentar tarjetas de regalo de Bitcoin

Manor y Valora están aprovechando el actual bombo criptográfico para vender tarjetas de regalo de Bitcoin en sus tiendas en Suiza.

El auge de las criptomonedas en Suiza ha entrado en otra dimensión con los minoristas que lanzan cupones y tarjetas de regalo de Bitcoin ( BTC )

Según el diario suizo Tages-Anzeiger, Manor, la cadena de grandes almacenes más grande del país, ya vende tarjetas de cupón de Bitcoin en 59 de sus sucursales.

Mientras tanto, el gigante minorista Valora comenzará a vender tarjetas de regalo BTC en sus quioscos en todo el país a partir del 1 de abril.

Apodado „Cryptonow“, los cupones de Bitcoin son de los establos de Värdex Suisse, una empresa de servicios financieros de criptomonedas. Värdex también es una subsidiaria del importante exchange de criptomonedas suizo Bitcoin Suisse.

Según Simon Grylka, jefe de operaciones de Värdex, Cryptonow ofrece un canal de incorporación simple para los posibles adoptantes de criptomonedas intimidados por las vías habituales para adquirir moneda virtual. Para Grylka, el vale de Cryptonow es similar a las monedas de oro digitales.

Las tarjetas de cupón de Cryptonow estarán disponibles en tres variantes diferentes que van desde 100 a 500 francos ($ 107 a $ 535). El producto de tarjeta de regalo Värdex Bitcoin llega en medio de un crecimiento continuo en la industria de la criptografía y la cadena de bloques de Suiza.

Como informó Cointelegraph anteriormente, las 50 principales empresas de blockchain en Crypto Valley han aumentado más del 680% en valor desde mediados de 2020.

Con la adopción comercial de BTC aún creciendo, los propietarios de Cryptonow están limitados en cómo gastar sus tarjetas de regalo de Bitcoin

Actualmente, las opciones disponibles para ellos serían canjear los cupones a través de un servicio de intercambio o vender la cantidad de BTC cargada en la tarjeta utilizando uno de los 70 cajeros automáticos de Bitcoin operados por Värdex.

Sin embargo, con las tarifas fijas y marginales que cobran los minoristas por adquirir las tarjetas, Cryptonow en su versión actual parece ser principalmente una forma novedosa de adquirir Bitcoin.

Si bien hay varias vías que ofrecen el intercambio de tarjetas de regalo a cripto, Cryptonow es uno de los primeros productos que ofrece tarjetas de regalo cargadas con criptomonedas.

El uso de tarjetas de regalo para comprar criptomonedas es popular en el ámbito del comercio entre pares, especialmente en jurisdicciones con una infraestructura de servicios financieros subdesarrollada.

LL Cool J and Paul Tudor Jones invest in new crypto venture

LL Cool J and Paul Tudor Jones invest in new crypto venture capital fund

The investment fund has already committed money to several high-profile crypto projects.

Several notable figures from finance and entertainment are investing in a new crypto venture capital fund launched by former Digital Currency Group investor Travis Scher, Silver Lake Partners co-founder Glenn Hutchings and his son James Hutchins.

According to a Yahoo Finance report, the crypto venture Golden Profit capital fund has raised $72m from investors including investment guru Paul Tudor Jones, rapper and actor LL Cool J and former Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi. Father-son duo Hutchins co-manage the investment fund with Scher through New York-based North Island Ventures.

„We believe that crypto products can solve some of the world’s most important problems, which is why we have made it our mission to help the world’s best entrepreneurs bring these solutions to market,“ as Scher explains the ambitions of the new venture.

North Island has already used the investment fund to provide venture capital to several crypto companies, including Dapper Labs, the company behind the blockchain game Cryptokitties; Axelar, a project by the founders of the blockchain network Algorand; and Nori, a blockchain investment platform that can provide funds for projects that aim to reduce CO2 emissions.

Scher confirms that more investments will follow soon

Hutchins‘ firm Silver Lake Partners has recently played a minor supporting role in the affair involving GameStop stock, the trading platform Robinhood and the social network Reddit. A Reuters report reveals that the company sold its entire stake in AMC Entertainment’s stock, which was also pushed up by the favour of forumists or small investors, after the hype triggered by the r/Wallstreetbets subforum about heavily „shorted“ securities. These had lifted the share price to a new high for the year of 19.90 US dollars, allowing Silver Lake to raise 713 million US dollars.

Elon Musk’s influence on bitcoin price and Dogecoin

Study examines Elon Musk’s influence on bitcoin price and Dogecoin

Do Elon Musk’s crypto tweets have a big impact on the markets? A study analysed the billionaire’s influence on Bitcoin (BTC) and Dogecoin (DOGE).

A new study sheds light on the connection between Elon Musk’s tweets and price fluctuations on the crypto market. In the process, we all know that Dogecoin and Bitcoin in Crypto Engine particular have caught the attention of the richest man in the world. Only on 29.01.21 he changed his Twitter bio to „Bitcoin“ and only yesterday he tweeted again about Dogecoin.

Not necessarily to everyone’s delight, as the resulting pump for the cryptocurrency is often short-lived. This was the response of one of Elon’s 45.5 million Twitter followers:

But do Elon’s tweets actually move the markets?

Elon’s tweets and their effect on Bitcoin and Dogecoin

Blockchain Research Lab’s (BRL) study analyses six Bitcoin and Dogecoin-related tweets from the billionaire tech entrepreneur. The results show that Musk’s tweets can have an immediate and pronounced impact on the industry.

According to the study, how big an impact each tweet has depends on whether Musk is responding to activity already taking place in the market, or whether he is independently sharing a thought out of the blue.

If his crypto-related Twitter activity is not linked to prior market activity, the impact is much more significant. For example, within three hours of his bio change to Bitcoin (BTC), the Bitcoin price rose from over $32,000 to over $38,000. This led to a price rally of 18.99% in just 7 hours.

Similarly, Musk’s tweet of just the word „doge“ led to an increase in average trading volume from about 9 trades per minute to 775 trades per minute within 30 minutes. In the report, the analysts therefore conclude:

‚The results presented show that individual tweets can have a significant impact on cryptocurrency returns and trading volume.‘

They go on to write about the influence of social media and influencers:

While Elon Musk is probably an extreme example in terms of influence via social media, there are a large number of comparatively less influential individuals, groups or companies who communicate their opinions about cryptocurrencies via social media. A systematic classification of influencers in terms of their short-term influence on cryptocurrencies could be a promising research approach.

According to the BRL analysts, four other tweets analysed in the study were likely reactions to previous market activity and therefore did not provide as significant results.

Biden halts Trump administration’s controversial crypto bill

President Biden has temporarily halted all government bills, including a controversial FinCEN crypto law.

On his first day as the new US president, Joe Biden stopped several planned bills, including the controversial law regulating so-called self-managed crypto wallets, which was introduced by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin shortly before the end of the Trump administration.

This emerges from an official memorandum from the White House addressed to several federal agencies, including the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), which reports to the Treasury Department and which submitted the relevant bill.

The crypto industry welcomes this step, including crypto lawyer Jake Chervinsky, who works as general counsel for compound finance and writes :

“We fought hard and deserved to take a deep breath. Janet Yellen is not Steven Mnuchin. I am optimistic. “

The bill in question was submitted on December 18 by Crypto Profit under the aegis of Finance Minister Mnuchin . If the law were to be passed, banks and financial service providers would be obliged to collect, store and pass on the data of customers who interact with private crypto wallets.

The draft was therefore heavily criticized by the crypto industry and parts of the financial industry , including Twitter boss Jack Dorsey, who is also the managing director of the large American payment service provider Square. Dorsey thinks that this information should not be obtained for cryptocurrencies, as this is also not collected for transactions in local currencies.

In addition, the critics counter that for many crypto projects it is almost impossible to obtain such information, since automatically processed smart contracts do not record this data

President Joe Biden has appointed Janet Yellen as the new Treasury Secretary, but she has already dampened the joy of the crypto industry at the departure of Mnuchin by saying this week that cryptocurrencies are used „primarily for illegal activities“. Nevertheless, crypto lawyer Chervinsky sees the change of office as positive:

“First, everyone is better than Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, who hates crypto with body and soul. Second, although Dr. Yellen is not yet a crypto fan, I assume that she is open minded, will listen and will take into account the provisions of the law. That’s good. „

Biden has also made Gary Gensler the new head of the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The former chairman of the supervisory authority for derivatives trading is considered open-minded towards digitization and blockchain .

Crypto Weekly # 128 – Cryptocurrency news of the week

News regarding Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies is in constant turmoil. It can happen that important information gets lost in the daily news flow and you miss important points.

This format is there to remedy that. We come back to the news of the past week in the Crypto Weekly to keep you informed on the current situation of cryptocurrencies.

For the unmissable of this week, we find Thomas who returns to the mother of financial bubbles , namely the South Sea bubble . Occurring 300 years ago, this one is nonetheless interesting to study.

What is a bubble?

Before delving into the history of the Compagnie des Mers du Sud , let’s define what a financial bubble is. A bubble is increased , rapid and often irrational price of an asset, which will be followed by a sharp decline : the bubble burst .

Historical context

Our story takes place in 1720 . The British crown is heavily in debt after a war of succession with Spain ( 1701-1714 ). Trade with the colonies is flourishing. The Company was granted a monopoly of trade in the South Seas in exchange for its management of the British debt .

For a few years now, the South Sea Company has been importing slaves from Africa to the Americas. However, these operations are not a great commercial success. Indeed, taxes imposed on this trade following the war with Spain reduce profits.

The shenanigans

In order to facilitate the management of the British debt, the Company undertakes to collect all the debt securities in circulation . It offers a simple exchange: a debt security for a share of the company with a guaranteed minimum dividend of 5% . This 5% was therefore a minimum dividend with a strong potential for an increase due to the Company’s monopoly.

Daniel Defoe , director of the Company, then undertook to manipulate the courses by all the means at his disposal. False rumors about profits in the South Seas, corruption of parliamentarians, use of prestigious figures to attract small investors . This market manipulation partially approved by the British government has paid off. The price of the securities was 128 pounds sterling in January 1720 and reached 1,050 in June 1720 .

Stanford groep wordt 9e grootste Uniswap-afgevaardigde

Stanford groep wordt 9e grootste Uniswap-afgevaardigde, haalt UC Berkeley in.

Postsecundaire instellingen lijken de Uniswap beurs te veroveren. Een Stanford-studentengroep heeft zojuist bevestigd dat het een Uniswap-afgevaardigde is geworden met meer dan 2,5 miljoen stemmen.

Stanford Blockchain Club is uitgegroeid tot een van de grootste afgevaardigden voor de uitwisseling Uniswap, het inhalen van een groep studenten aan de rivaliserende Californische universiteit UC Berkeley.

De blokketenclub onder leiding van een student verifieerde zichzelf als afgevaardigde van Uniswap op dinsdag, nadat hij 2.524.711 stemmen had vergaard, volgens Sybil, een Bitcoin Superstar instrument voor ethisch bestuur. Dat zet Stanford op de negende plaats, net voor UC Berkeley’s CalBlockchain met 2.524.711 stemmen.

Ik controleer mezelf als een @UniswapProtocol #UNIDelegate op Sybil️https://t.co/aduPp8Jyvy.

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– Stanford Blockchain Club (@StanfordCrypto) 5 januari 2021

Dharma en EOA blijven de twee grootste afgevaardigden, met elk meer dan 15 miljoen stemmen

De top 10 van Uniswap bestaat nu uit twee academische instellingen, waarbij de nadruk ligt op de diverse spelers die bijdragen aan het bestuur van de uitwisseling. Zoals Cointelegraph vorige maand meldde, heeft UC Berkeley zich aangesloten bij het bestuursprotocol van Uniswap als een manier om het onderzoek van de groep in de blokketenruimte te laten zien.

De Stanford Blockchain Club werd in 2014 opgericht als een studentenorganisatie „voor alles wat met blockchain, cryptoe-economie en cryptocurrency te maken heeft“.

Stanford heeft een actieve aanwezigheid in blokketen-gericht onderzoek. De universiteit exploiteert het Stanford Center for Blockchain Research, dat „engineering, rechten en economische faculteit, evenals post-docs, studenten en bezoekers, samenbrengt om te werken aan technische uitdagingen in het veld“.

Een peer-reviewed paper genaamd „An analysis of Uniswap markets“ verschijnt ook op de website van Stanford. De paper geeft een gunstig beeld van de decentrale uitwisseling en noemt deze „stabiel onder een breed scala aan marktomstandigheden“.

Uniswap is uitgegroeid tot ’s werelds grootste gedecentraliseerde beurs naar volume, volgens data-aggregator CoinMarketCap. Vanaf woensdag had Uniswap ongeveer 42% van het DEX-marktaandeel.

Bitcoin supera los $ 32.5K, ¿qué está impulsando el rally?

El 2 de enero de 2021, bitcoin finalmente rompió los $ 30,000 alrededor de las 12:03 p.m. GMT. Esa resistencia había frustrado a la criptografía insignia durante varios días, ya que había un importante muro de ventas de alrededor de $ 30K en muchos intercambios. Muchos pensaron que la criptografía sería rechazada desde ese nivel y se dirigirá a un retroceso importante.

Pero, como ha sido el caso durante la actual temporada alcista, bitcoin superó esa barrera y, en el momento de escribir este artículo, ha establecido un récord de $ 33,090. La moneda ha ganado más del 10,8% en las últimas 24 horas.

Bitcoin Up superó las órdenes de venta masivas de alrededor de $ 30K, lo que ha creado un impulso alcista masivo después de la liquidación de cortos por valor de alrededor de $ 130 millones . Los datos muestran que existe una creciente afluencia de agentes minoristas en el mercado.

La criptografía insignia se ha vuelto parabólica e incluso superó muchas expectativas creando un impulso nunca antes visto. Después de explotar por encima de los 20.000 dólares, muchos analistas pensaron que se produciría un retroceso antes de que continúe el impulso alcista. Sin embargo, BTC desafió todas las probabilidades y en dos semanas superó los $ 33,000. Dentro de ese período, la criptografía ha registrado ganancias de $ 2,000 a $ 3,000 en períodos de 24 horas.

¿Qué está causando este aumento?

Este rally está encabezado predominantemente por inversores institucionales que actualmente están comprando más bitcoins de los que los mineros pueden suministrar a diario. PayPal, Grayscale y MicroStrategy le han demostrado al mundo que bitcoin podría desempeñar muchas funciones, incluida la actuación como un activo de cobertura, un activo de tesorería y una nueva reserva de valor.

Además, la reciente eliminación de Bittrex de las monedas de privacidad podría estar impulsando este aumento. Esa exclusión de la lista generó la especulación de que la agencia reguladora podría continuar prohibiendo las monedas de privacidad a continuación. Muchos intercambios japoneses, surcoreanos y australianos comenzaron a eliminar las monedas de privacidad en 2020 debido a las nuevas pautas AML del GAFI. Ahora, el organismo regulador en los EE. UU. Parece haber comenzado a presionar a las bolsas para que hagan lo mismo.

Si muchos más intercambios de criptografía deciden seguir el mismo camino, es posible que se eliminen en masa los tokens de privacidad en la mayoría, si no en todos, los intercambios de confianza. La mayoría de los jugadores en la escena de las criptomonedas expresaron su descontento con la medida y criticaron al gobierno por decidir tomar medidas enérgicas contra algo que aparece principalmente bajo sus derechos fundamentales, que es la privacidad.

La oleada meteorológica

Con apenas 12 años, bitcoin ha disfrutado de una explosión meteórica desde marzo, cuando se situó por debajo de los 5.000 dólares. PayPal anunció que admitiría transacciones criptográficas y, en octubre de 2020, los analistas de JPMorgan Chase compararon la criptografía con el oro. Ellos dijeron:

„Bitcoin podría competir más intensamente con el oro como moneda ‚alternativa‘ en los próximos años, dado que los millennials se convertirán con el tiempo en un componente más importante del universo de los inversores“.

Varios bancos centrales han respondido al aumento de las criptomonedas y la caída del uso global de efectivo presentando sus planes para crear unidades digitales respaldadas por bancos. No regulado por ninguno de estos bancos centrales, Bitcoin se convirtió en una opción atractiva para los inversores interesados ​​en su naturaleza anónima y descentralizada.

Confusing tweet: NFL player Russell Okung is not paid in Bitcoin

Various news platforms have reported that Okung gets part of his salary in BTC. That is not true, however.

National Football League player Russell Okung is a well-known proponent of Bitcoin ( BTC )

He may convert part of his salary into BTC, but his employer, the Carolina Panthers, don’t pay him in virtual currency. A few crypto publications got misled by this.

A spokesman for the Carolina Panthers confirmed to Bitcoin Superstar that Okung, like the rest of his teammates, is only paid in dollars. What he does with the money is his business, the spokeswoman said. In other words, the player has no agreement with the team to get paid in BTC.

The Offensive Tackle Okung is currently in the final year of a four-year contract and will make $ 13 million this year, according to Spotrac.

The NFL player is said to be using a crypto startup called Strike to convert part of his earnings into bitcoin. A beta version of the application says users can „send money instantly, with no fees, anywhere in the world“. This is available for iOS, Android and Chrome.

Okung contributed to this confusion when he recently posted a tweet claiming he was „paid in Bitcoin“. The tweet was in response to a post made in May 2019 when he first expressed his desire to get paid in BTC.

It is not entirely clear whether Okung wanted to show that he was paid in Bitcoin or whether he wanted to promote the crypto startup with the following tweet :

The NFL star has a huge following on Twitter because of his celebrity and Bitcoin advocacy. His Twitter headline reads: „life liberty, and #bitcoin“. His followers include Michael Saylor and Anthony Pompliano , as well as other crypto advocates.

In his recent tweets, he promotes buying Bitcoin and educating citizens about the impact of inflation on the purchasing power of the US dollar.

Bittrex follows Coinbase’s example: Ripple’s XRP denied due to SEC lawsuit

More and more large exchanges are distancing themselves from XRP. Ripple tries to limit the damage and wants to fight back.

The cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex announced on December 29th that it would take all XRP markets off the platform starting January 15, 2021. The pairs affected are BTC / XRP, ETH / XRP, USDT / XRP, and USD / XRP.

Just a few days earlier, the exchange had announced to Coinbase that it would suspend trading in XRP from January 19th

It’s not going well for Bitcoin Superstar right now since the SEC publicly announced last week that it was going to sue Ripple .

The lawsuit said Ripple, CEO Brad Garlinghouse and co-founder Chris Larsen raised more than $ 1.3 billion from an unregistered, ongoing sale of XRP securities.

Ripple responded , claiming the SEC’s „attack“ on Ripple was an attempt to bring down the entire US crypto industry.

The company denies that XRP is a security, as the SEC claims. It also stated that the majority of XRP customers are based outside of the US and that it would continue to sell its products in the rest of the world.

That did little to reassure investors, however, as the XRP price has fallen another 10 percent to $ 0.20 in the past 24 hours

XRP was soaring ahead of the SEC lawsuit announcement, hitting an annual high of $ 0.67 in late November.

It has fallen 70 percent since then, and analysts are wondering whether this litigation could mean the end of the XRP .