25% van de Britse investeerders zou £1 miljoen

25% van de Britse investeerders zou £1 miljoen hebben verdiend door all-in te gaan op BTC in 2020: Enquête

Uit een nieuwe peiling blijkt dat een kwart van de beleggers in het Verenigd Koninkrijk waarschijnlijk groot had moeten inzetten op Bitcoin in 2020.

Uit nieuw onderzoek van de Britse denktank Parliament Street blijkt dat 25% van de Britse beleggers inschat dat ze £1 miljoen of meer ($1,39 miljoen) winst zouden hebben gemaakt door begin 2020 al hun vermogen in Bitcoin te beleggen.

De enquête „The Great Cryptocurrency Report“ peilde 2.000 Britse beleggers over hun vertrouwen in crypto en algemene investeringsplannen voor 2021.

Uit de peiling bleek dat 29% van de Bitcoin Future respondenten was aangemoedigd om te investeren door de buitenproportionele rendementen die zijn gegenereerd in de laatste bull-run waarin de Bitcoin-prijzen 56.000 dollar, of 40.000 pond, hebben bereikt.

Maar aan de andere kant van het grootboek bleek uit het onderzoek dat 31% niet in cryptocurrency zal investeren omdat ze denken dat ze „de boot al hebben gemist“.

Beleggers onthulden hun prijsvoorspellingen in het onderzoek, waarbij 31% voorspelde dat ze verwachten dat de prijs van Bitcoin dit jaar 50.000 pond, of 69.000 dollar, zal bereiken, een stijging van 23% ten opzichte van de huidige prijzen.

Een kleiner aantal is nog optimistischer: 18% verwacht dat de Bitcoin in 2021 meer dan 100.000 pond zal waard zijn

Dat verbleekt nog steeds bij de recente voorspelling van Kraken CEO Jesse Powell dat Bitcoin in de komende tien jaar $1 miljoen zal bereiken. Powell zei tegen Bloomberg dat als Bitcoin in staat zou zijn om alle valuta ter wereld te vervangen:

„Dat betekent in feite wat de marktwaarde van de dollar is, de euro – dat alles bij elkaar is wat Bitcoin waard zou kunnen zijn.“

Hoewel de houding van sommige Britse beleggers ten opzichte van cryptocurrency aan het veranderen is, heeft meer dan de helft van de respondenten nog steeds geen interesse om op korte termijn de markt te betreden. Uit de poll bleek dat 55% van de respondenten geen plannen heeft om dit jaar überhaupt in crypto te investeren. Daarnaast gaf 52% aan dat ze eerder zullen investeren in de aandelenmarkt en traditionele activa zoals goud.

Deze resultaten worden ondersteund door een andere in februari gepubliceerde peiling in het Verenigd Koninkrijk, waarbij 6.070 Britse inwoners boven de 18 werden ondervraagd en bleek dat 57% geen zin heeft om in cryptocurrency te investeren.

Christine Lagarde annoys against Bitcoin, the black sheep of finance: BTC takes off at € 38,800

Bitcoin, the ugly duckling – Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank (ECB), feels that the old economic system is on the verge of exhaustion. From the start of 2021, she set the tone by denigrating Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies , after having praised her dear digital euro at the end of last year. This does not prevent him from putting another layer against the king of cryptocurrencies.

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, a business for speculators?

In an interview given to the BFMTV channel on February 7, Christine Lagarde returned to the dramatic situation of the world economy, which was already shaky and in debt even before the health crisis of the Coronavirus.

When the subject of crypto-assets comes to the fore, the President of the ECB gets angry and immediately announces the color: Bitcoin (BTC) is not frequent and has no vocation of currency.

“[Bitcoin] is not a currency. Cryptoassets are not a currency. It is a highly speculative asset class.“

Even if she claims that nothing „poses a problem“ to her in this sector, cryptocurrencies often participate „in the financing of a number of businesses that take place on the dark web“ according to her.

A refrain that is well known in the cryptosphere, despite its inaccuracy – illicit activity would have represented only 0.34% of transaction volumes in 2020.

Stablecoins: good, if you want to …

Since stablecoins look a lot like her beloved central bank digital currency (MNBC), Christine Lagarde is slightly more accommodating :

„Where we can no longer talk about money, it is Diem, which we used to call Libra, which was Facebook’s attempt to set up an exchange vector which would be equivalent to one [American] dollar (…)“

However, whether for cryptos or stablecoins, for the President of the ECB nothing beats regulation so strict that it would almost make it lose interest in this sector which is innovating at full speed:

“It is imperative that, if an activity is carried out by a private actor, (…) if it is similar to money, it is subject to exactly the same rules, (…) to exactly the same supervision mechanisms. „

Words that will shudder in the back of any crypto-enthusiast: everyone is free to flee inflationary fiat currencies for very good reasons, in particular to avoid the stiff, cumbersome and expensive regulations that make fiat currencies as slow as they are. obsolete in our digital world.

Bitcoin (BTC)-Reserven von 3iQ BTC Trust steigen auf $1.000.000.000

Dieser Fonds hat kürzlich auch Ethereum (ETH) Trust gelistet.

Der allererste regulierte, auf Kryptowährungen ausgerichtete ETF-ähnliche Fonds, Bitcoin Trust des kanadischen Riesen 3iQ, hat einen historischen Meilenstein in Bezug auf den Wert erreicht.

Erste Milliarde Dollar für Bitcoin (BTC) Fonds

Während Bitcoin (BTC) nach einem schmerzhaften 26-prozentigen Rückgang erstmals wieder die 40.000-Dollar-Marke erreicht hat, meldet die in Kanada ansässige Investmentgesellschaft 3iQ, dass ihr Flaggschiffprodukt Bitcoin Trust ein Gesamtvolumen von 1.000.000.000 Dollar an verwaltetem Vermögen erreicht hat.

Diese Leistung wurde in einem feierlichen Tweet des 3iQ-Teams erwähnt. Es sollte angemerkt werden, dass der Preis eines Anteils dieses Fonds Hand in Hand mit der Bitcoin System Preisrallye in die Höhe schoss.

Am 8. Januar erreichte er ein Allzeithoch bei $54,67. Als Bitcoin (BTC) auf $30.500 abstürzte, brach auch der Preis von QBTC um 24,5 Prozent ein. Inzwischen, es wiederhergestellt prompt und ist auch in der grünen Zone heute, sitzen bei $48.63, oder bis 3,47 Prozent in 24 Stunden.

Bitcoin Trust von 3iQ war das erste regulierte Bitcoin-basierte Anlageprodukt. Solche Anlagen bieten Kleinanlegern und anspruchsvollen Investoren die Möglichkeit, sich an den Kryptomärkten zu engagieren, ohne die Notwendigkeit, Token direkt zu kaufen und zu lagern.

Nicht nur Bitcoin (BTC)

Bitcoin Trust von 3iQ ist an den Börsen von Toronto (TSX) und Gibraltar (GSX) erhältlich – für Kunden mit KYC/AML-Prüfungen.

Auch der 3iQ Ethereum Trust wurde am 11. Dezember 2020 als TSX:QETH.U gelistet. Es ist eines der ersten Ethereum-basierten Produkte für Aktienanleger.

Wie von U.Today zuvor abgedeckt, Gemini Custody war der technische Partner von QETH.U Auflistung. Der Service von der Winklevii zur Verfügung gestellt ist verantwortlich für die Sicherheit der digitalen Vermögenswerte von 3iQ Investmentgesellschaft zugeordnet.

Zum Zeitpunkt der Presse, es ist wechselnden Händen bei $23.80, oder bis mehr als 100 Prozent von seinem IPO-Preis ($11.80).

New crypto fund wants to catapult the blockchain scene in Germany forward

It is no secret that the venture capital scene and the financing volumes of start-ups in Europe are comparatively small compared to the USA. This gap is particularly evident in the crypto-economy. There are no larger venture capital firms (VC) in Germany that have focused on blockchain start-ups. The crypto VC Greenfield One from Berlin now wants to change this and has announced the launch of a second crypto fund.

If you consider that there are more blockchain start-ups in Berlin than anywhere else in Europe, it looks rather poor when it comes to VC financing. Although here and there a crypto-start-up takes place, the capital received from a VC – this would, for example Bitwala to mention that recently 15 million euros, among others, Earlybird received – yet most VCs with respect rather subdued block Chain .

Decentralized business models, tokens as a new medium and an ICO bubble from 2017 are still unsettling even experienced investors. But precisely because the crypto industry is only „difficult to grasp“, it promises to multiply the number of companies that VCs dream of. In any case, that was understood in the USA. For example, there is blockchain capital with the VC fundsor a16z, better known under Andreessen Horowitz, powerful VC funds that not only provide sufficient capital, but also networks for the crypto-economy.

Are European start-ups falling behind?

In the Europe-wide Blockchain Innovation Center Berlin, you can dream not only of the sums, but also of the additional help provided by the American VCs. The network in Berlin is more of an informal one, shaped by meetups and less by financially strong venture capital companies that are building blockchain ecosystems with force and determination.

This also has its appeal, but there is a risk that history will repeat itself, i.e. it is the American blockchain start-ups that set the standards, as in the platform economy through Facebook and Google. In order to counter this, the Berlin VC Greenfield One would like to make a decisive contribution to „Crypto in Europe“.

Greenfield One: Not just money, but also an ecosystem

The early stage crypto VC based in Berlin is launching its second fund with a target volume of 50 million euros in a first closing. The main focus of the second fund is on the blockchain networks and development teams of the mainly European teams. As with Web 2.0, it is about the big picture of Web 3.0.

The first Greenfield One fund was launched in early 2019. Since then, the VC fund has invested in various early-stage start-ups. These include NEAR, Celo, Spacemesh, Vega, Multis, Arweave, Dapper Labs and 1inch. The group of investors in the BaFin-regulated fund includes Bertelsmann Investments, the investment arm of the international media, service and education company, and family offices such as Lennertz & Co. from Hamburg.

VC veteran Sebastian Blum, who founded Greenfield One together with serial founder Jascha Samedi, is sure to BTC-ECHO that a VC with a focus on crypto is needed. “Investors who specialize in one segment can deliver much greater added value,” he emphasizes, pointing out that the “space” is still fairly new and that there is a corresponding lack of know-how in many places. Unfortunately, Sebastian Blum cannot yet give an answer to the question of which investments the second crypto fund is. However, he adds that the announcement should take place this month. More news from the Berlin crypto VC should follow soon.

Vitalik Buterin entered a chess battle with Master FIDE

Ethereum co-founder Vitaly Buterin played a chess game with Canada’s national team player Alexandra Botez live on Twitch.

Source: twitch.tv/botezlive.

Botez has the FIDE Master title and is a five-time Canadian Champion among girls. She defied Botez after a series of podcasts on the Ethereum blockbuster.

„I am a chess streamer and a big fan of your work. I have heard from some people that you play chess quite well! It would be a great honour to play with you,“ she wrote.

Despite the title of Alexandra Botez, some users assumed that Vitalik Buterin has chess techniques and is able to successfully resist it:

„Vitalik knows more than 2,500 moves, he just has never played a rating match.

In 2019, Buterin made his debut in „1.58-dimensional chess“ on the pyramidal plane.

Forecast markets accepted bets on a game between Boutin and Botez, calling it the „king vs. queen“ game. The preferences of Yieldwars users turned out to be on the side of Alexandra Botez, while Omen Prediction Markets players were confident that Buterin would win.

Alexandra Botez won the game.

Source: YieldWars.

Recall that in 2016 a group of students from Berlin Technical University played a chess match using software based on the Ethereum blockbuster.

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Stack Funds salue la „correction saine“ de Bitcoin et prédit l'“euphorie“ à venir

Bitcoin pourrait atteindre les 100 000 dollars l’année prochaine après le „repli salutaire“ d’hier, la psychologie du marché étant actuellement au stade de la „croyance“, selon Stack Funds.

Le fournisseur de fonds d’indices cryptographiques Stack Funds a qualifié le recul d’hier de „correction saine“ nécessaire avant que Bitcoin ne poursuive sa trajectoire ascendante.

Bitcoin a franchi la barre des 19 000 dollars en début de semaine après avoir affiché sept semaines de gains consécutifs. Selon la firme, la crypto a été surachetée depuis octobre, ce qui confirme la nécessité d’une correction.

La société a examiné les mesures relatives à la psychologie du marché, et affirme que les acteurs du marché sont actuellement dans la phase de „croyance“ du cycle qui finira par entrer dans une phase d'“euphorie“.

Pour étayer ses affirmations, le fonds cite les données de Glassnode sur les bénéfices/pertes nets non réalisés de Bitcoin, souvent appelés NUPL – qui comparent le prix actuel de la BTC avec la date du dernier mouvement de chaque pièce dans la chaîne.

Historiquement, lorsque le nombre de personnes en profit a dépassé 95 %, explique le fonds, cela a été un bon indicateur des sommets du marché. Les couleurs représentent les paramètres en percentiles avec différents états du marché (Euphorie – >75 %, Croyance – 50 à 75 %, Optimisme – 25 à 50 %, Espoir – 0 à 25 %, Capitulation

Les pertes et profits nets non réalisés de Bitcoin.

L’état de „croyance“, que Bitcoin vient de passer ce mois-ci, a tenu plus d’un an pendant le marché haussier de 2017, voyant le prix de la BTC passer de 850 $ à près de 20 000 $ – soit une augmentation de 2 250 %.

En extrapolant le modèle du marché haussier de 2017 à l’état actuel de la BTC, le fonds a suggéré que même un quart de cette augmentation de prix verrait Bitcoin atteindre plus de 86 000 dollars l’année prochaine, au moment où nous entrons dans la phase „Euphorie“ du cycle.

D’autres analystes pensent également qu’il ne s’agit là que d’un coup d’éclat, le fondateur de Quantum Economics, Mati Greenspan, estimant que la correction a peut-être déjà atteint son point le plus bas, ajoutant

„Un recul de 17% est plutôt timide pour cette étape du cycle.“

Lark Davis, personnalité de la cryptographie, a fait remarquer ce matin qu’il n’a pas fallu longtemps pour que les niveaux de soutien arrêtent la correction à 16 500 dollars, en demandant „Est-ce que c’était la baisse ? Ou allons-nous baisser ?“

Mayne of Tether“, le trader de Crypto, a déclaré à ses plus de 70 000 followers sur Twitter que le recul va créer d’excellentes opportunités de rachat des altcoins. Un autre compte trader appelé „teklordz tweeted“ a déclaré que le retracement est essentiel :

Les données de la plate-forme d’analyse Santiment ont indiqué que la prise de bénéfices parmi les détenteurs de Bitcoin pourrait devenir rampante, les détenteurs de Bitcoin à court et à long terme réalisant des bénéfices de 15 et 63 % respectivement.

Crise de l’offre de bitcoins : comment les institutions créent la rareté de la CTB

  • Les entreprises pourraient créer une crise de l’offre de Bitcoin
  • Ces entreprises détiennent actuellement 3,86 % de l’ensemble des Bitcoins fournis

Le PDG de Capriole investments, Charles Edward, a révélé que l’entrée d’acteurs de l’industrie financière comme PayPal, Grayscale, Square etc. sur le marché de la cryptographie pourrait entraîner une crise de l’offre de Bitcoin Circuit.

Charles l’a fait savoir via un fil qu’il a créé sur Twitter où il a détaillé comment ces institutions vendent plus de CTB que les mineurs ne sont capables d’en produire.

Il a cité le fait que Jack Dorsey’s Square avait vendu plus de 153 000 BTC au troisième trimestre, alors que tous les mineurs de

l’actif crypto n’ont pu obtenir que 81 000 BTC en récompense de leur travail

Cela ne tient pas compte des autres acteurs du secteur qui sont également intéressés par la vente aux acheteurs au détail. PayPal, par exemple, vient d’annoncer qu’il allait permettre la prise en charge des cryptocurrences.

On peut s’attendre à ce que l’institution financière surpasse largement Square en ce qui concerne la vente de Bitcoin. Cela créerait très probablement une crise de l’offre de Bitcoin dans le secteur.

Sans oublier que Grayscale dispose de plus de 7 milliards de dollars dans son fonds fiduciaire Bitcoin. De plus, la participation de Grayscale dans Bitcoin s’élève actuellement à 84% de tous ses actifs de cryptage.

Comment ces institutions pourraient provoquer une crise de l’offre de bitcoin

Dans l’état actuel des choses, ces entreprises ne montrent aucun signe de ralentissement dans leur tentative de détenir plus de bitcoin.

Si cela continue à ce rythme, cela pourrait conduire à une éventuelle crise de l’offre de bitcoin.

Dans son analyse, Charles a conclu que ces institutions forceraient Bitcoin à se raréfier. Il pense que cette pénurie pourrait faire en sorte que les bitcoins ne soient plus en circulation pour la vente.

Selon les Trésors Bitcoin, les institutions corporatives détiennent actuellement 3,86% de l’offre totale de Bitcoin dans le monde.

Bitcoin Treasuries est un projet qui cherche à suivre le comportement des institutions d’entreprise sur le marché de la cryptographie. Le projet a été créé par Rodolfo Novak.

El cofundador de Kucoin revela que el 84% de los fondos pirateados se han recuperado

El cofundador de Kucoin, Johnny Lyu, en un tweet el miércoles 11 de noviembre de 2020, actualizó a la comunidad sobre el progreso hasta ahora en el reciente ataque que sacudió el intercambio en septiembre. Lyu, en su tweet, dio a conocer que el 84% de los fondos pirateados ahora se recuperaron, y que los esfuerzos para recuperar el resto aún están en curso. Aunque relativamente silencioso sobre el proceso de cómo se recuperaron los fondos, Lyu dijo que los detalles del proceso de recuperación se publicarán una vez que se resuelva el caso.

Kucoin recupera la mayoría de los fondos robados

Como informó ZyCrypto el 26 de septiembre de 2020, se robaron nada menos que $ 250 millones en activos de uno de los principales intercambios de criptomonedas, Kucoin.

Como se informó en ese momento, las monedas y tokens robados incluían Bitcoin, Ethereum y varios otros tokens ERC-20. Se informó que estos fondos se habían movido de la billetera caliente de Kucoin.

En ese momento, el intercambio prometió que los usuarios afectados serían compensados ​​mientras se comunicaban con otros intercambios, con la esperanza de rastrear y posiblemente recuperar los fondos robados.

El evento hizo que el intercambio cerrara algunos de sus servicios en la plataforma

Algunas buenas noticias finalmente llegan cuando el cofundador de los intercambios, Johnny Lyu, revela que una parte considerable de los fondos robados, el 84% para ser precisos, ya se recuperó.

Al informar sobre los pasos tomados para recuperar dichos fondos, Lyu dijo que los activos afectados se recuperaron a través de un enfoque de seguimiento en cadena, actualización de contrato y recuperación judicial. Aunque no fue más allá de eso, Lyu dijo que cada detalle del hack se publicaría una vez que se cierre el caso como lo pidieron las agencias policiales.

Además, Lyu agradeció a aquellos (incluidos individuos y organizaciones) que comprometieron sus esfuerzos para recuperar los fondos robados.

En el futuro, prometió que el intercambio duplicaría sus esfuerzos para salvaguardar los activos de los usuarios en la plataforma.

The global ATM crypto boom is still ongoing

The sector is growing very rapidly: about one new machine is installed every hour

 

In 2013 the world witnessed the debut of the first ever Bitcoin ATM: a company called Robocoin placed a machine in a café in Vancouver. Allowing customers to buy Bitcoin with cash and vice versa, around $10,000 was exchanged for BTC on the first day alone.

Now that one month is left until the end of 2020, according to CoinATMRadar there are 11,665 crypto ATMs worldwide that allow customers to buy and sell Bitcoin and other digital currencies using cash. This figure implies a significant increase in the number of crypto ATMs compared to last year: at the end of 2019 there were an estimated 6372 machines; during 2020 there was an increase of almost 80%.

Data collected by the same company also show One Bitcoin a Day that the number of crypto ATMs is constantly increasing, with an average of 23 devices installed every day, or almost one per hour.

The United States has the fastest growing number of crypto ATMs in the world: they increased from 4,213 in 2019 to 9,242 in 2020. The United States currently accounts for around 79.2% of the total number of machines of this type worldwide.

There is also a growing diversity in the spread of crypto ATMs in America: they are installed in small shops, shopping malls, transport hubs and there is even one in the Tesla Gigafactory.

In second place we find Canada with 880 ATMs, the UK in third place with 268, Hong Kong in fourth place with 62 and finally, in fifth place with 59, Colombia, a country that has recently shown great interest in this sector.

As far as Africa is concerned, South Africa is currently the continent’s leading country with 6 ATMs, but things could change as Nigeria, the continent’s largest economy, has shown growing interest over the past year.

As for the companies that produce crypto ATMs, Genesis Coin ranked first in the world with 4000 machines installed, followed by General Bytes with 3442.

The significant increase in the number of crypto ATMs in 2020 demonstrates the growing interest in the asset class from both retail buyers and financial institutions: just see the announcement by the financial giant Paypal.

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The funniest 9 memes about Bitcoin on the internet

Bitcoin worth a lamborghini and ‚I am Satoshi‘ are among the most entertaining montages in the social networks about the cryptomime market.

Bitcoin is the most famous cryptomeda on the market, and its popularity has already earned a few memes on the internet. From unimaginable prices to caricatures that have won social networks, some memes are already part of Bitcoin history.

So, in a publication in the Medium, the website Blockchain.com elected which are the nine most popular memes of Bitcoin on the internet, check it out:
Magic money

Those who don’t know Bitcoin may believe that cryptomime „is magic money“. Although it’s been over ten years since its creation, there are many ‚legends‘ before BTC.

The MEME currency’s joke airdrop is now worth $600K

And one of them refers to Bitcoin as a „magic money“. Considered a great meme of cryptomoeda, a simple design of a security wizard a stick with the Bitcoin symbol can be considered a great promoter of cryptomoeda some years ago.

In the United States the movement to popularize the Bitcoin made the coin earn an honorable comparison with the badger animal of honey. Considered a mammal of great resistance, the honey badger is considered a brave mammal that is resistant even to the poison of some venomous snakes.

Thus, Bitcoin was considered the „honey badger of money“, in a free association of cryptomime with the animal, common in the United States. Even billboards were spread with the Bitcoin symbol and the honey badger.

The greatest mystery about Bitcoin is related to its creator, known as Satoshi Nakamoto. Nobody knows the true identity of the man who gave life to cryptomoeda, and Satoshi can be the name of a group of developers.

However, what else exists are people who declare themselves „I am Satoshi“, making this a great meme with Bitcoin. Elon Musk is among the most famous people who have assumed the identity of the creator of Bitcoin.

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John McAfee launches the WHACKD – a cryptomeda from meme ‚Epstein didn’t kill himself

Hodl of Bitcoin

This meme became more eternalized as a life philosophy, the investment strategy of holding the balance in cryptomoedas gained ascension in the market soon after the first years after Bitcoin was created.

In this way, hodl means to keep Bitcoin, being hodler the one who practices this investment strategy, waiting for the right moment of valuation of cryptomoeda. From religion to strategy, the word is considered one of the best known memes in this market.

A printer that looks more like a ‚mass roll‘ accompanies this meme, which appears next to a graph with the price of Bitcoin in a wave of appreciation. In this case, the meme was born as a provocation to the fiduciary currencies, which can be printed in an uncontrolled way by governments like the United States.

In contrast, Bitcoin has its issuance limited to 21 million units, always practically impossible to change this rule that makes cryptomoeda an asset of rare value.