Questa società quotata in borsa ha appena acquistato 2 milioni di dollari di Bitcoin per la sua tesoreria

La Bitcoin ha visto un afflusso di adozioni istituzionali negli ultimi mesi.

Come è stato ampiamente coperto da questo sbocco, gli ultimi mesi hanno visto importanti investitori istituzionali allocare capitali alle valute crittografiche per coprire i loro portafogli contro l’attuale inflazione macroeconomica in corso. Inoltre, molti ritengono che la Bitcoin svolgerà un ruolo sempre più importante nella finanza.

Per esempio, Paul Tudor Jones ha scritto in una lettera agli investitori all’inizio di quest’anno che pensa che il Bitcoin sarà il „cavallo più veloce della corsa“ a causa della grande inflazione monetaria:

„Stiamo assistendo alla Grande Inflazione Monetaria – un’espansione senza precedenti di ogni forma di denaro, a differenza di qualsiasi cosa il mondo sviluppato abbia mai visto“.

Altri investitori di Wall Street hanno condiviso opinioni simili.

Queste dichiarazioni hanno fatto sì che le società cercassero di coprire i loro portafogli di investimento e tesorerie usando il Bitcoin.

Questo è iniziato all’inizio di quest’anno con MicroStrategy, che ha acquistato BTC in agosto con 250 milioni di dollari di denaro aziendale perché vedeva la principale valuta crittografica come una copertura contro le tendenze inflazionistiche. L’azienda ha continuato a raddoppiare il prezzo di BTC nei mesi successivi ed è ora in rialzo di oltre il 100% rispetto all’acquisto originale.

Questa mossa ha spinto altre società pubbliche ad investire in Bitcoin con denaro aziendale per proteggersi dalla svalutazione del dollaro statunitense.
Altre aziende seguono la coraggiosa mossa Bitcoin di MicroStrategy

Secondo l’account Twitter „Deltaone“, che ripropone interessanti titoli di Bloomberg nel suo Twitter feed, NexTech acquisterà 2 milioni di dollari di BTC con denaro del Tesoro.

NexTech è una società quotata in borsa in Canada e ha sede a Vancouver. È un „fornitore leader di tecnologie e servizi per l’esperienza della realtà virtuale e aumentata (AR) per l’eCommerce, l’istruzione, le conferenze e gli eventi“.

Sull’investimento, l’amministratore delegato della società ha scritto:

„Il nostro investimento in Bitcoin fa parte della nostra nuova strategia di diversificazione e allocazione del capitale con l’intento di massimizzare il valore a lungo termine per i nostri azionisti. Questo investimento iniziale riflette la nostra convinzione che Bitcoin sia un deposito di valore a lungo termine e un’interessante attività d’investimento con un potenziale di apprezzamento a lungo termine maggiore rispetto alla disponibilità di liquidità, che attualmente rende lo 0,06%“.

L’esecutivo, Evan Gappelberg, ha aggiunto che pensa che Bitcoin guadagnerà terreno contro l’oro nei prossimi anni.

Questo annuncio arriva appena un giorno dopo che la Greenpro Capital Corporation, quotata al Nasdaq, ha annunciato una mossa simile. Greenpro sta cercando di raccogliere fino a 100 milioni di dollari nel 2021 per acquistare BTC.
Ha senso?

È stato sostenuto che le società che acquistano Bitcoin rendono le loro rispettive azioni più attraenti da detenere.

L’importante società di ricerca azionaria Citron Fund ha scritto in un rapporto di novembre che le azioni MSTR di MicroStrategy sono attraenti e sono il modo migliore per investire in BTC attraverso il mercato azionario.

„Mentre gli investitori si affannano a cercare modi per capitalizzare su bitcoin nel mercato azionario, non guardare oltre MSTR. A questi prezzi oggi, gli investitori stanno ottenendo il meglio nel settore del software con uno sconto e un’opzione call gratuita per possedere un tesoro crescente di bitcoin“.

Och under de senaste fem till tio åren har myntet visat att det är en av de bästa tillgångarna

Raoul Pal säger att institutionella investerare håller på att investera massivt i Bitcoin.

Han tillade att dessa institutioner hade drivit efterfrågan på myntet bortom utbudsnivån

I en nyligen intervju med Bostjan Usenik har Raoul Pal, en stor Bitcoin-investerare och grundare av Real Vision, sagt att fler institutionella investerare nu är redo att köpa den ledande kryptotillgången.

Pal noterade att varje institution han har talat med hade visat en beredskap för att köpa Bitcoin Lifestyle. Han tillade att godkännandet av en BTC- ETF också skulle gå långt för att förändra hur branschen fungerar.

Enligt Pal är Bitcoin en tillgång som aldrig har sett tidigare i finansbranschens historia. Och under de senaste fem till tio åren har myntet visat att det är en av de bästa tillgångarna.

Real-Vision-grundaren sade vidare att „institutionerna ännu inte har kommit helt in i kryptovärlden.“ Han tror att när de så småningom gör det kommer det att bli massivt för den snabba tillgången.

Institutionella investerare i Bitcoin driver efterfrågan bortom utbudsnivån

Raoul Pal berättade också för Bostjan att efterfrågan på Bitcoin från institutioner som PayPal, CashApp, Grayscale och andra för närvarande inte tillgodoses av tillgångens nuvarande leveransnivå.

Den tidigare fondförvaltaren på Goldman Sachs säger att dessa institutioner slingrar sina mynt eftersom de också förväntar sig att tillgångens pris fortsätter att stiga. Detta har lett till nästan ingen leverans av myntet; istället fortsätter kraven på det att öka.

PayPal tillät nyligen sina användare i USA att kunna köpa Bitcoin via sin plattform. Grayscale, å andra sidan, har en av de största trusten av BTC. Företaget innehar för närvarande över 10 miljarder dollar av den digitala tillgången.

Institutioner som MicroStrategy, Mass Mutual Insurance Company och andra innehar också tusentals kryptotillgångar.

Coin Center will not support XRP against SEC

The DC think tank doesn’t see XRP like Bitcoin or Ethereum.

In the upcoming lawsuit against the US securities regulator, Ripple will not receive any support from some key people in the crypto lobby

Jerry Brito, the executive director of Coin Center , made it clear on Tuesday that his organization would not object that XRP is a security.

In response to a question about Coin Center’s work to keep XRP out of the SEC’s purview, Brito posted two articles in which Coin Center argued why Profit Revolution and Ethereum are not securities. He pointed out that there was no such contribution for Ripple:

Coin Center is a non-profit advocacy and research group that supports the development of crypto-friendly policies. The organization began lobbying Bitcoin in 2014.

Ripple has been discussing with the SEC for years whether XRP is a security that should fall within the purview of securities regulators. Although Ripple has tried to differentiate itself from XRP , the company holds more than half of the total token offering. Many argue that XRP matches Howey’s test , which views securities as any type of investment where profits are dependent on the work of a third party.

The SEC lawsuit against Ripple was announced by CEO Brad Garlinghouse, who asked the public for their opinion on Twitter on Monday

The XRP course has been in free fall since Garlinghouse made the lawsuit public. The third largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization fell below $ 0.50 and posted a double-digit decline in percent.

According to Garlinghouse, a SEC listing is not the end of the world for Ripple or XRP. He told the Pomp Podcast last month that „more than 90 percent of RippleNet customers are outside of the United States .“

Such a determination would then require US investors to complete a broker-dealer registration with the SEC in order to hold XRP. That would be a possible barrier to acceptance.

„Extremely confident“ – German crypto researcher sees Bitcoin soon at 200,000 US dollars.

Glassnode CTO Rafael Schultze-Kraft deduces that Bitcoin could manage a tenfold increase based on six key figures.

Rafael Schultze-Kraft, the German CTO of crypto market research institute Glassnode, sees several Bitcoin (BTC) metrics at „extremely promising“ levels, so promising in fact that he predicts a tenfold increase in the price over the course of this uptrend.

On December 9, Schultze Kraft posted a Twitter thread in which he arrives at the very optimistic assessment and explains the logic behind it. Accordingly, he cites six „of the most important metrics“ that are currently at similar levels as they were at the beginning of Bitcoin’s 2017 record run.

1/ Where are we in the #Bitcoin market cycle?

A look at some of the most important on-chain market indicators.

TLDR: Insanely bullish, most metrics are far from the top. If things develop anything like 2017, we could see more than 10x $BTC from here.

For every single metric, Schultze-Kraft derives a multiplication of the bitcoin price into the six-figure range, with all but one even pointing to a price value of more than $200,000.

To arrive at these forecasts, Schultze-Kraft took as a starting point for each metric the value that the metric currently has. He looked at this for 2017, calculating the percentage gain in the bitcoin price from its then level to its record high. He has in turn applied this percentage gain to the current bitcoin price, which leads him to the price targets he predicts.

First, Schultze-Kraft points to the „Net Unrealized Profit/Loss“ (NUPL), a metric that „shows the difference between unrealized gains and losses since the last movement of the Bitcoin currency units under consideration.“ The NUPL is currently back at 78% of its 2017 record high.

At that time, a gain of 1,400% followed, which in turn allowed the NUPL to capture its previous record high of 201. If similar this time around, such a gain would carry Bitcoin’s price up to $286,000.
Net Unrealized Profit/Loss of Bitcoin.

The next metric is the „Market Cap to Thermocap Ratio,“ which relates Bitcoin’s market capitalization to the total profit made by Bitcoin miners. The MCTC currently stands at a quarter of its record high in 2017, when Bitcoin gained 625%, which also catapulted the ratio to new heights. Currently, a similar increase would result in a price of $138,000.

The „MVRV Z-Score“, which in turn compares whether Bitcoin is overvalued or undervalued relative to its „fair“ market value, currently stands at 34% of its 2017 record high, which was followed by a price increase of 1,150%. Such an upswing would see the market-leading cryptocurrency currently climb to $240,000.

As Kraft-Schultze explains, the metrics that track the long-term behavior of Bitcoin investors are quite indicative of strong gains.

For example, the long-term „MVRV,“ which shows the average gain or loss of all circulating bitcoin, and the long-term „SOPR,“ which breaks down the total gain and loss since certain bitcoin last moved, each show a value 13% of the 2017 record high. At that time, the price gained 1,340% and 1,620%, respectively, which would mean values of $274,000 and $328,000 for the current bitcoin price.

„Reverse Risk“ a metric that measures long-term investor confidence relative to the price, also suggests the price could jump as high as $240,000, as it currently stands at just 11% of its 2017 record high.

Despite all the „promising“ metrics, however, Kraft-Schultze cautions his followers to „take them with a grain of salt“ because each is just a single data point. Nonetheless, his conclusion remains very optimistic:

„What I’m saying is that these bitcoin metrics are currently far from their levels during the record high of 2017.“

So there is still a lot of upside for the price, if Schultze-Kraft and the metrics he presents are to be believed.

Meanwhile, his crypto market research firm, Glassnode, released a report on Dec. 8 that predicts Bitcoin will initially experience a downturn before continuing upward to new record highs. It states:

„Initially, there will be a downward or sideways move as investors unwind the gains they made during the recent climb.“

China hosts massive digital yuan airdrop in pilot city

In China, the digital yuan is already available in some pilot cities, selected to prepare for national deployment. Over the weekend, $ 3 million in digital yuan will be distributed to residents of Suzhou City via a raffle. Is the launch approaching?

The digital yuan on trial

In China , the Suzhou city government is distributing 20 million yuan in digital form over the weekend , the equivalent of 3 million dollars . The 10.7 million inhabitants of the city can register for this airdrop and 100,000 lucky ones will each receive 200 digital yuan, or 30 dollars.

In order for the experiment to yield good results, the selected inhabitants will be able to spend their digital yuan on the Internet on the occasion of “ Double 12 ”, a local version of Black Friday . Online, the digital yuan can be used for purchases on JD.com , the 2nd largest e-commerce platform in China.

At the same time, a handful of people will have the opportunity to spend their funds in stores in the city, in order to try out the digital wallet’s offline payment function .

This event is organized with the collaboration of a local bank, which will provide its mobile application dedicated to the Bitcoin Era.

Besides being a test for the digital yuan, a Suzhou City press release on the subject explains:

“This event is also an innovative approach led by the city of Suzhou as part of the standardization of epidemic prevention and control to stimulate consumption and domestic demand. It is of significant importance for promoting quality development of the local economy. “

National deployment is getting closer

Such a free distribution of the digital yuan is proving to be a relatively effective strategy to accustom the population to the digital version of the yuan. In addition, the integration of the digital yuan within the ecosystem of local giants like JD , Alibaba or even Tencent , offers it unprecedented visibility.

Other industries such as the telephone industry are working on solutions for the digital yuan. This is particularly the case with Huawei , the smartphone maker having revealed last October that its models in the Mate 40 series will include a hardware wallet for the digital yuan .

Note that this life-size test for the digital yuan is not the first. Last November, 50,000 residents of the city of Shenzhen shared the equivalent of $ 1.5 million in digital yuan . Some of the winners of this first airdrop had not found any particular interest in the digital yuan compared to other already existing means of payment, while designating it as less practical .

The introduction of the digital yuan on the whole territory is approaching, not to the displeasure of those who have given unfavorable criticism against it …

Bitcoin’s price of $20,000 would be easily achievable after a break in the previous resistance

BTC/USD rises to over USD 18,800 during Friday’s trading.

The Bitcoin (BTC) price reached new highs of over USD 18,750 on November 20, as its latest extended upward trend continued to delight investors.

BTC price closer to historic highs

Data from Cointelegraph Markets, Coin360 and TradingView showed that the BTC/USD pair rose rapidly after reaching the USD 18,000 level, surpassing its previous peak of USD 18,420 to continue rising.

At the close of this edition, local peaks of USD 18,817 placed Bitcoin at Immediate Edge only USD 1,250 of its historical peaks since December 2017.

The latest gains come as the altcoins also begin to reach historic levels, which have been unproven for several years.

Speaking about the current market strength and future outlook, Tom Lee, co-founder of Fundstrat Global Advisors, was more optimistic than ever.

„The halving occurred this year, which of course historically is good for the price, bit’s history also says that the year after the halving is much more important,“ he told Yahoo! Finance.

„Bitcoin was the best performing asset last year, 2019. It’s breaking it down this year; it’s simply crushing all other hedges and asset classes this year, 2020. But in 2021 I think Bitcoin could be the year of the fireworks, so if people are interested, they should realize that the best is probably yet to come.

Data from the monitoring resource Skew emphasises how much Bitcoin has outperformed the macro alternatives. Bitcoin yields to date total 160%, while gold has achieved only 22% and the S&P 500 10.9% even less attractive.

Bitcoin SV brise le mouvement lié à la gamme, manque d’acheteurs à la hausse

Hier, les acheteurs ont fait des efforts concertés pour briser la tendance latérale de trois mois de la pièce. BSV n’a pas été en mesure de négocier au-dessus de la résistance des frais généraux de 180 $ depuis septembre.

Les acheteurs ont fait plusieurs tentatives avant de briser la résistance des frais généraux de 180 $.

Le récent rebond a atteint un sommet de 193 $, mais il fait face à une résistance

La présence de vendeurs dans la zone de résistance de 200 $ affecte le mouvement à la hausse de la pièce. Bitcoin Pro continuera avec l’élan à la hausse si les haussiers maintiennent l’élan haussier au-dessus du support de 180 $. Cependant, si les vendeurs poussent le prix sous le support de 180 $, la crypto reprendra son mouvement latéral en dessous de la résistance des frais généraux.

Lecture de l’indicateur Bitcoin SV

Le prix a dépassé les SMA, ce qui suggère que la pièce est susceptible d’augmenter. Deuxièmement, le récent rebond a brisé la ligne de résistance du canal horizontal. Lorsque le prix casse et ferme au-dessus de la ligne de résistance, cela implique que la tendance a changé. Actuellement, le prix teste à nouveau la ligne de résistance pour casser en dessous. La crypto est au-dessus de la plage de 75% de la stochastique quotidienne. Cela indique que la pièce est dans une dynamique haussière.

Quelle est la prochaine direction pour BSV / USD?

Bitcoin SV a cassé la résistance des frais généraux de 180 $; il y a une probabilité d’un autre mouvement ascendant de la pièce. Le 17 novembre, tendance haussière; un corps de bougie retracé a testé le niveau de retracement de Fibonacci à 50%. Ce retracement indique que la pièce augmentera et atteindra le niveau 2.0 de l’extension Fibonacci ou le plus haut de 189,29 $.

These scammers steal $ 1.1 billion in Bitcoin with a giant Ponzi – their story ends badly

The scams keep going – Pyramid scams have unfortunately adapted very well to the world of cryptocurrencies. Today, it is the leaders of the Ponzi scheme called „WoToken“ who must answer for their actions before the Chinese justice.

Colossal sums of swindled cryptocurrencies

The court in the city of Yancheng, in the Chinese province of Jiangsu, has just rejected the appeal of 4 officials of WoToken , a Ponzi scheme that promised – as usual – totally surreal interest rates .

The 4 individuals promised their investors that their “super” trading bot with a “brilliant” arbitrage algorithm would bring them huge returns . Except, of course, the so-called returns actually came from the poor investors who came after in the pyramid scam, and so on.

The Crypto Genius would have closed on 715,249 users in China, according to the crypto-media AMBCrypto which reports the case. The amounts scammed total $ 1.1 billion . In detail, the embezzled cryptocurrencies were:

The prison box awaits WoToken leaders

Of the fortune they stole , only $ 60 million has been recovered so far, first seized by law enforcement, and now confiscated by the Chinese Treasury.

The masquerade of the WOR token and its fake trading platform managed to last from August 2018 to October 2019 .

Their appeal now rejected, the 4 criminals – Gao Yudong, Li Qibing, Wang Xiaoying and Tian Bo – will have to serve sentences ranging from 2.5 to 8.8 years in prison .

Ponzi scams are unlikely to end anytime soon, unfortunately. With the crazy interest rates sometimes offered by decentralized finance, it is more important than ever to be very vigilant . Unrealistic promises of return are much more likely to end up turning into a total loss of capital than into any gain.

Investoren pumpten im Rekordquartal 1,05 Milliarden Dollar in Grayscale’s Bitcoin-, Ethereum-, XRP- und Altcoin-Produkte

Grayscale, das weltweit führende Unternehmen für Digital Asset Management, sagt, dass im 3. Quartal 2020 rekordverdächtige Investitionen in Höhe von 1,05 Milliarden US-Dollar in seine Familie digitaler Produkte geflossen sind.

Dies ist das dritte Rekordquartal in Folge und übertrifft den bisherigen Höchststand von 906 Millionen Dollar von Grayscale im zweiten Quartal.

„Die von Grayscale verwalteten Vermögenswerte erreichten im 3. Quartal 2020 ein Allzeithoch, was das breite Interesse an Investitionen in die Anlageklasse der digitalen Währung widerspiegelt. YTD stieg das AUM von Grayscale von 2,0 Milliarden Dollar auf 5,9 Milliarden Dollar, ein Anstieg von etwa 195%.“

Im Jahr 2020 haben sich die Investitionen in Grayscale von den 1,2 Milliarden USD, die zwischen 2013 und 2019 investiert wurden, auf 2,4 Milliarden USD verdoppelt.

Seit seiner Gründung im September 2013 beläuft sich der kumulative Zufluss über die Produkte von Grayscale jetzt auf insgesamt 3,6 Milliarden USD. Insbesondere die Investitionen in das Flaggschiff des Unternehmens, den Grayscale Bitcoin Trust, verzeichneten das schnellste Wachstum und brachten zwischen Juli und September Zuflüsse von 719,3 Mio. USD, was einem Durchschnitt von 55,3 Mio. USD pro Woche entspricht. Das AUM des Trusts ist von 1,9 Milliarden USD auf 4,7 Milliarden YTD gestiegen.

Bitcoin ist nach wie vor die attraktivste Anlage für Anleger und die am schnellsten wachsende unter den Produkten von Grayscale, doch laut Grayscale verzeichnet die Nachfrage nach alternativen Produkten das deutlichste Wachstum.

„Während Bitcoin weiterhin einen Großteil der Allokationen von Grayscale-Anlegern ausmacht, kommt der bemerkenswerteste Wachstumsschub von Produkten, die alternative Anlagen halten. Auf Produkte ohne Bitcoin entfielen 31% der Zuflüsse im 3Q20“.

Die Firma brachte im dritten Quartal durchschnittlich 80,5 Millionen Dollar pro Woche ein. Die Altmünzprodukte von Grayscale, zu denen der Grayscale Ethereum Trust, der Grayscale XRP Trust, der Grayscale Bitcoin Cash Trust, der Grayscale Litecoin Trust, der Grayscale Ethereum Classic Trust, der Grayscale Zcash Trust, der Grayscale Horizen Trust und der Grayscale Digital Large Cap Fund gehören, brachten zusammen einen wöchentlichen Zufluss von 25,2 Millionen US-Dollar ein. Das ist eine Steigerung von mehr als 1.400% gegenüber dem Vorquartal, so Grayscale.

Darüber hinaus weist Grayscale darauf hin, dass der Ethereum Trust nun 13% der gesamten Zuflüsse hält, 17% davon stammen von der institutionellen Nachfrage.

Institutionelle Anleger (d.h. Hedge-Fonds) hatten laut Grayscale einen Anteil von 84% an den gesamten Investitionszuflüssen. Dieser vierteljährliche Anstieg der institutionellen Investitionen in die Produkte von Grayscale ist laut Grayscale auf die beständige Performance seiner Produktfamilie im Vergleich zu den wichtigsten Indizes zurückzuführen.

„Im 3. Quartal des Jahres 20 hat die Produktfamilie von Grayscale die wichtigsten Indizes deutlich übertroffen, selbst wenn man die mit den Fonds verbundenen Gebühren, Ausgaben und sonstigen Kosten berücksichtigt. Der sprunghafte Anstieg der Mittelzuflüsse zu den Produkten von Grayscale könnte mit der anhaltenden Outperformance der digitalen Assets zusammenhängen, was es schwieriger macht, sie als potenzielle Portfolio-Verstärker zu ignorieren“.

Il tentativo di rubare Bitcoin ATM va terribilmente male in Canada

Mercoledì, 7 ottobre, due sospetti non identificati hanno tentato di rubare un bancomat Bitcoin a Kelowna, Canada, facendo entrare un camioncino nell’edificio di un’azienda locale, riferisce Vernon Morning Star.

I criminali hanno tentato senza successo di entrare all’interno di notte prima di sparire dalla scena del crimine. L’unico promemoria del loro tentativo di effrazione fallito è stato il portellone posteriore della GMC Sierra e, naturalmente, tutto il casino che hanno fatto.

Non è stato preso nulla

L’esterno della proprietà ha subito danni estesi e costosi a causa dell’incidente, secondo la RCMP Kelowna.

Tuttavia, come osserva un portavoce del dipartimento di polizia locale, in realtà non è stato preso nulla, compreso il bancomat Crypto Cash in questione.

„Una valutazione preliminare condotta dal personale in loco, suggerisce che, nonostante le migliaia di dollari di danni causati, nulla sembra essere stato preso dall’interno dell’azienda, poiché i sospetti non sono riusciti a prendere il bancomat Bitcoin“.

Non è chiaro se il camion che hanno usato per entrare nell’edificio fosse un veicolo rubato.

Gli investigatori forensi sono poi apparsi sulla scena del crimine per raccogliere le prove fisiche necessarie.

Una calamita per i criminali

I bancomat Bitcoin sono un bersaglio popolare per i criminali. A gennaio, due ladri hanno fatto irruzione in un negozio di Philadelphia e hanno usato i palanchini per rimuovere una cassetta di banconote da un bancomat Bitcoin. Ironia della sorte, i due banditi hanno ignorato un bancomat convenzionale che avrebbe portato loro un bottino molto più grande.

Dato che i bancomat sono completamente anonimi, sono anche usati attivamente per riciclare il denaro, secondo un rapporto Bloomberg del 2018.

Ciononostante, il numero di bancomat Bitcoin continua a crescere, superando le 10.000 macchine del mese scorso.