Monat: Dezember 2020

NFL professional receives annual salary in Bitcoin

Last year Russel Okung demanded that his annual salary be paid out in Bitcoin. Now he has received the BTC payment from his club.

American football player Russell Okung received half of his annual salary in bitcoin

With a salary of $ 13 million, the Seattle Seahawks offensive player is now roughly 228 BTC richer. Okung is the first NFL player to ever receive payment in cryptocurrencies.

As early as May 2019, he asked his club via Twitter to pay him with Bitcoin Lifestyle. On December 29th, he announced in a tweet that he had finally received a bitcoin sum. A short time later, Okung commented on the advantages of the cryptocurrency:

When we are all paid in Bitcoin, no one can tell us what to do with the value we create.

Meanwhile, Okung made critical hints against the US dollar. He sees Bitcoin as a safe alternative to protect his money:

If you think elections have been rigged, wait until you find out about the US dollar. You can earn ‚x‘ a year and watch it slowly decrease with inflation

The NFL athlete’s Bitcoin payment could be the starting signal for many other athletes to follow suit. Jack Mallers, founder of Zap, said that athletes from the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Major League Baseball (MLB) are also considering possible payment with Bitcoin.

In times of the Bitcoin all-time high, the payment for the NFL professional should have arrived at just the right time. Cryptocurrencies now seem to have arrived in the field of sports. This is just further evidence that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are moving more and more into the field of vision of the general public.

Envoltura del mercado: Bitcoin se recupera hasta casi 24.000 dólares; el éter monta los ‚Coattails‘ de Bitcoin

El precio de Bitcoin se recuperó rápidamente de la venta del lunes en el pequeño mercado, acercándose a un nuevo nivel de resistencia de 24.000 dólares el martes. Los operadores y analistas dijeron que se debe a que la demanda ha continuado aumentando a pesar de un movimiento negativo menor del mercado.

Bitcoin (BTC) cotiza en torno a los 23.433,85 dólares a las 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Ganando un 2,64% durante las 24 horas anteriores.
El rango de 24 horas de Bitcoin: $22,384.13-$23,629.40 (CoinDesk 20)
BTC por encima de sus promedios de 10 y 50 horas en el gráfico horario, una señal alcista para los técnicos del mercado.

Hubo pocas reacciones del mercado en la brusca caída del lunes a la rápida recuperación del martes.

„El mercado de monedas de bits está altamente apalancado en ese momento y la volatilidad se disparó con la ruptura de $20.000“, dijo el analista de macro criptografía Alex Kruger. Un „movimiento de $1,000 (~5%) bajo las circunstancias actuales es bastante ordinario. Espere que esta acción de precios continúe hasta que el apalancamiento y los volúmenes [de operaciones] bajen“.

Con la mayoría de la gente ya en camino a las fiestas, los volúmenes de operaciones de Bitcoin en las ocho bolsas principales rastreadas en el CoinDesk 20 no han bajado desde noviembre.

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Es posible que la pequeña caída de precios del lunes se haya visto como otra gran oportunidad para muchos nuevos y grandes jugadores en el espacio criptográfico, dijeron los comerciantes y analistas a CoinDesk, y eso impulsó en parte la rápida recuperación del precio de Bitcoin el martes. Ahora se acerca a los 24.000 dólares.

Lea más: Riot compra 15.000 máquinas de minería adicionales de Bitmain

„Independientemente del corto plazo, la tendencia muestra una demanda creciente de bitcoin, especialmente por parte de los grandes jugadores que quieren entrar en el mercado criptográfico“, dijo Alessandro Andreotti, un comerciante de criptografía de venta libre, quien también dijo que 24.000 dólares será el próximo nivel de resistencia.

„Si fuera mi suposición, el volcado estaba relacionado con los temores macro relacionados con el coronavirus“, dijo Ryan Watkins, analista de investigación de Messari, a CoinDesk. „Creo que está bastante claro que la tendencia alcista está intacta y espero que los descensos se compren de aquí en adelante“.

Otra posible razón de la reciente volatilidad es la diferente actitud hacia el bitcoin por parte de los inversores en diferentes partes del mundo.

„Las instituciones europeas y americanas están al alza, los inversores minoristas asiáticos están a la baja“, dijo a CoinDesk Simons Chen, director ejecutivo de inversión y comercio de la entidad crediticia criptográfica Babel Finance, con sede en Hong Kong. „Por lo tanto, los precios se han mantenido volátiles recientemente. Pero como las instituciones tradicionales siguen entrando en el mercado, un nuevo repunte de los precios es sólo cuestión de tiempo“.

Notablemente, el precio de Bitcoin se negoció más bajo durante las horas de comercio en Asia, pero ha estado tendiendo al alza desde que los mercados abrieron en los EE.UU. el martes.

Bitcoin, S&P 500 y las volatilidades del oro desde enero de 2020.
Fuente: Mercado de lingotes de Londres pm fijación de precios; CoinDesk Research, St. Louis Fed, Yahoo Finance
La volatilidad de Bitcoin ha permanecido mucho más alta que la del índice de acciones S&P 500 y del oro, y ha subido desde octubre, según los datos recopilados por CoinDesk.

Más información: Skybridge de Scaramucci invirtió 25 millones de dólares en un nuevo fondo de Bitcoin

La tendencia positiva de Bitcoin
La segunda mayor criptodivisa por capitalización de mercado, el éter (ETH), subió el martes, cotizando alrededor de 626,26 dólares y subiendo un 2,35% en 24 horas a partir de las 21:00 UTC (4:00 p.m. ET).

Como la mayoría de las otras criptodivisas, el precio del éter ha seguido la recuperación de bitcoin, pero aún así ha tenido un rendimiento muy inferior al de la criptodivisa más antigua.

El éter „parece estar simplemente montado en los faldones de bitcoin“, dijo Vishal Shah, un comerciante de opciones y fundador de la bolsa de derivados Alpha5. „Dicho esto, la cruz éter/bitcoin continúa moliendo a favor de bitcoin, y hay una razón limitada para ver ese descarrilamiento. El éter podría seguir teniendo un rendimiento inferior“.

La correlación entre el bitcoin y el éter sigue siendo relativamente fuerte, a un nivel superior a 0,7.

Otros mercados
Los activos digitales del CoinDesk 20 están mezclados Cryptosoft el martes. Ganadores notables a partir de las 21:00 UTC (4:00 p.m. ET):

litecoin (LTC) + 6.01%
cardano (ADA) + 3.09%
algoritmo (ALGO) + 3.83%
Notablemente perdedores:

xrp (XRP) – 10.91%
orquídea (OXT) – 5.44%
0x (ZRX) – 2.31%
Lea más: Una victoria de la SEC en el caso Ripple haría que el XRP sea „Intransitable“, dicen los profesionales del mercado.

Acciones:

El Nikkei 225 de Asia cerró en rojo 1,04%, ya que una nueva cepa de coronavirus en el Reino Unido amenaza la recuperación de la economía mundial.
El FTSE 100 en Europa cerró en alza en 0.57% el martes, una pequeña recuperación de la venta del lunes de las nuevas preocupaciones del coronavirus del Reino Unido.
El S&P 500 en los Estados Unidos bajó un 0,21%, ya que los inversores buscan orientación sobre el impacto potencial de la nueva variante del coronavirus encontrada en el Reino Unido.
Materias primas:

El petróleo bajó un 2,19%. Precio del barril de crudo West Texas Intermediate: 46,93 dólares.
El oro estaba en rojo 0.89% a $1859.93 al momento de la impresión.
Tesoros:

El rendimiento de los bonos del Tesoro de EE.UU. a 10 años cayó el martes a 0,92 y en rojo a 0,05%.

The death of galleries: how crypto revolutionized the art world

People gather at the Bitcoin Mining Market to celebrate BitBasel, a gathering of crypto artists, collectors and fans.

What is crypto art really and what makes it different from other art forms?

Several platforms have been created to meet the needs of artists and collectors, and more are about to be launched.

December 2020 under sunny Florida. Art Basel Miami, one of the world’s largest and most important art events, has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the crypto art community is not giving up on the virus.

In Miami’s artistic Wynwood district, around 100 people gather at the Bitcoin Mining Market to celebrate BitBasel, a meeting between crypto artists, collectors and fans. We see a lot of tattoos, funky hairstyles and sexy dresses. Unlike most crypto events, the male to female ratio there is around 50/50.

A livestream connects this room on the theme of bitcoin (BTC), which notably includes a bench built from disused mining machines, and speakers from around the world. Some interviews and moderation take place on a small stage, but most of the speakers and panelists can only be seen on multiple flat screens.

About 1,000 viewers follow the event online. Two other screens feature a selection of crypto artwork, most of it vividly colored, psychedelic animation, which was selected by crypto artist Johnny Dollar for the occasion. Many of these works can be acquired and traded on a blockchain as non-fungible tokens ( NFTs ).

Crypto art, what is it?

But what is crypto-art? What is it that draws Miami’s hip crowd and online viewers around the world to this new phenomenon? What makes it different from other art forms?

The most precise definition of crypto art is this: digital art that obtains its scarcity through non-fungible tokens on a blockchain . Art can only be of value if it is scarce. Paintings and sculptures are rare by nature. The photographs, engravings or lithographs are generally limited editions signed by the artist. On the contrary, digital files can be copied endlessly without loss of quality and therefore could not be rare. At least before the invention of the blockchain.

The blockchain was created to ensure the scarcity of digital money without the need to trust a central institution. The tokens on a blockchain can also represent something other than money, and art is one of them.

However, there is a big difference between money and art. Money has to be fungible, which means it doesn’t matter whether you are paid in 20 euro bills or in euro coins. As long as the value is correct, you don’t care about the shape. The same goes for bitcoins or digital tokens. Each token that represents a value is as good as another.

Analytiker kaller neste store Altcoin-spill som milliardær Mike Novogratz investerer i lite kjent Crypto Asset

Kryptoanalytiker Alex Saunders sporer en relativt uklar kryptoaktiv som har fanget oppmerksomheten til Mike Novogratz Galaxy Digital.

Saunders fremhever Galaxy Digitals investering i RedFOX Labs (RFOX), som han har fortalt sine følgere om siden det var en mikrotapp på $ 300.000

“Mens du er opptatt av å lure på hva det neste store alt-spillet er, investerte Novogratz og Galaxy Digital bare i RedFOX Labs. Den eneste Crypto Gaming, DeFi, dApp og NFT-inkubatoren i Sørøst-Asia. Jeg har betalt det til deg siden $ 300.000 markedsverdi. Det er nå en markedsverdi på $ 30 millioner. ”

RFOX er et ERC-20-token. Cryptosoft introduserer verktøyet for token med en 22. desember lansering av den andre utgaven NFT-samlingen for det mobile blockchain-spillet KOG.

RFOX-token vil drive hele RedFOX-økosystemet. RFOX vil bli brukt til handelsgebyrer, for å utvikle likviditetsbassenger og for opprettelse av NFT-er

I en pressemelding som kunngjør investeringen, sier Galaxy Digital visepresident Jon Kol at RedFOX labs gir det digitale kapitalforvaltningsselskapet en mulighet til å få eksponering mot det sørøstasiatiske kryptomarkedet.

“Vi ser på Sørøst-Asia som et marked med et enormt potensial, og har vært opptatt av å få eksponering i noen tid.

Å jobbe med RedFOX Labs får oss den eksponeringen og lar oss lære av deres ekspertise som opererer i regionen. ”

Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Dash Preisanalyse: 17. November

Die Leistung von Bitcoin könnte sich positiv auf Bitcoin Pro auswirken das in der vergangenen Woche eine Reihe von niedrigeren Höchstständen verzeichnet hat. EOS hat den größten Teil seiner Abwärtsbewegung vom Anfang dieses Monats zurückverfolgt, während Dash eine Bullenflagge bildete und bald bereit sein könnte, ein Widerstandsniveau zu testen.

Bitcoin Bargeld [BCH]

Bitcoin Cash wurde innerhalb eines absteigenden Kanals (weiß) gehandelt. Es fiel bis auf 238 $, aber die Käufer sprangen sofort ein, um den Preis wieder über die Unterstützung bei 245 $ zu treiben.

BCH wurde zur Pressezeit mit 251 $ bewertet und bewegte sich auf die obere Grenze des Kanals zu. Der RSI lag in den vergangenen Tagen unter 50 und deutete auf einen sich abzeichnenden Abwärtstrend hin.

Die jüngste Aufwärtsbewegung gegenüber Bitcoin könnte sich jedoch zugunsten von BCH auswirken. Solange Bitcoin keinen Rückgang verzeichnet, könnte BCH aus dem Kanal ausbrechen und auf einen Widerstand bei $265 zusteuern.

EOS

EOS reagierte positiv auf die Widerstandsniveaus bei $2,53 und $2,59 und durchbrach das Widerstandsniveau an einer Sitzung mit gutem Handelsvolumen.

Der MACD zeigte ebenfalls ein starkes zinsbullisches Momentum an. Anhand der Fibonacci-Retracement-Levels lässt sich erkennen, dass EOS den größten Teil seines Rückgangs von $2,75 auf $2,22 vor einigen Wochen zurückverfolgt hat.

Ein Schlusskurs oberhalb des Widerstands von $ 2,72 für EOS könnte eine gewisse Konsolidierung vor einem weiteren Anstieg auf $ 2,84 bedeuten.

Gedankenstrich [DASH]

Der Strich bildete eine Bullenfahne, wobei die Fahnenstange (orange) und die Fahne (weiß) auf den Diagrammen zu sehen waren. Daraus ergab sich ein Ziel von 84 USD für das Krypto-Asset, was ebenfalls einen Widerstand darstellt und eine gute Position für den Ausstieg aus einem Long-Trade darstellt.

Der OBV legitimierte die jüngsten Gewinne von DASH, da er eine Reihe von höheren Tiefstständen bildete, die auf ein starkes Kaufvolumen hindeuteten.

Bei einem Widerstand ist ein leichter Rückzug zu erwarten, bevor der DASH in den nächsten Handelssitzungen wieder nach oben geht.

New institutional player: MassMutual bought $100 million in Bitcoin

The company reportedly hopes to achieve „measured but significant exposure to a growing economic aspect of our increasingly digital world.

MassMutual, a Massachusetts-based insurance company, has just announced that it has purchased $100 million in Bitcoin for its general investment account.

MicroStrategy: The new „Bitcoin ETF“?

According to a news report in The Wall Street Journal, the company bought the coins, allegedly 5,470 Bitcoin (BTC) at the current price of $18,279, through the New York-based fund management company, NYDIG. MassMutual apparently also bought a $5 million stake in the company, which holds $2.3 billion in crypt coins.

MassMutual told Cointelegraph that the investment is part of a larger strategy, with the goal of achieving „measured but significant exposure to a growing economic aspect of our increasingly digital world. The company clarified that:

„Our $100 million investment in Bitcoin through NYDIG will represent 0.04%, or less than one tenth of the %, of our overall investment account.

Why is BlackRock vital to Bitcoin’s future?

The purchase comes at a time when major institutional players are adopting Bitcoin for the first time and making a long-term commitment to investments in cryptosystems. In September, the business intelligence company MicroStrategy bought more than $425 million in Bitcoin to make it its main reserve asset. Earlier this week, the company announced that it would invest the proceeds of a $400 million stock offering to buy more Bitcoin.

MassMutual told Cointelegraph that the company is overseeing more than $235 billion in its overall investment account by September 30.

This report identifies 18 „non-financial risks“ to DeFi

Beyond the obvious financial risks, there are a number of technical risks that DeFi users should be aware of.

A November report by data and research firm BraveNewCoin has highlighted a number of serious „non-financial“ risks in decentralized finance.

The financial risks involved with DeFi have been well documented, but the new report delves into more technical concerns associated with Ethereum-based smart contract finance protocols.

The report, written by BNC analyst Xavier Meegan, begins with the scalability risks that anyone who dealt with DeFi in September of this year will be familiar with. Network congestion resulting in high gas rates and failed transactions can cause DeFi protocols to malfunction or not function as intended.

A feature that allows for anonymous trading in Uniswap is back

During the height of the yield frenzy, Ethereum’s average transaction rates shot up to record highs of around $15. The report cited the Black Thursday event as an example;

„The report cited the Black Thursday event as an example; „We saw this happen on Black Thursday in March 2020, when MakerDAO players (liquidators) were unable to access the auctions to bid on the warrants, resulting in the warrants being sold for free.

Numerous smart contract vulnerabilities were cited, including the re-entry risk that occurs when a contract sends ETH before updating its internal status. The $25 million dForce attack in April is an example of a re-entry exploit.

They analyzed CBDC trends, in Labitconf 2020

Urgent loans (where assets can be borrowed and repaid within the same transactions) can take advantage of this, with notable examples this year including bZx, Opyn, Harvest Finance, and most recently Pickle Finance.

Oracles also pose a risk, as a smart contract can receive misleading or inaccurate information about out-of-chain securities or asset prices due to manipulation of information by the vendor or a malicious agent.

The design of the protocol can pose a risk if it can be manipulated to benefit cyber-crooks. Composability is a good example of this, as a DeFi protocol needs to be supported by another protocol to work. The report indicated that the concept of „Lego of money“ interconnectivity within the ecosystem opens it up to greater risk;

„The current interconnectivity of DeFi is extremely similar to that which existed before the global financial crisis (GFC) in 2007-08.

Ripple låser 900 millioner XRP tilbake i sperring og fokuserer på OTC-salg

Ripple har jobbet hardt for å øke adopsjonen av krypto ved hjelp av den digitale eiendelen, XRP, og har forsøkt å finne brukstilfeller utover bare en investering.

Som planlagt mottok Ripple 1 milliard XRP fra deponering 1. desember, som ble betalt til den i tre avdrag på 500 millioner, 400 millioner og 100 millioner. Whale Alert, sporer disse betalingene og informerte samfunnet om utbetalingen.

Tidligere har Ripple brukt escrow-beløpet til utvikling av XRP-økosystemet; det siste året har det imidlertid stoppet det programmatiske salget av den digitale eiendelen. Etter utgivelsen av denne måneden låste Ripple den utgivne XRP tilbake i sperren. Ripple låst i 900 millioner XRP tilbake i sperring, hvoretter det ble notert at selskapet flyttet en sum på 224 millioner XRP.

Denne summen var mer enn de resterende 100 millionene den hadde reservert fra sperret. Whale Alert, varslet også samfunnet om overføringen fra Ripple OTC Distribution-lommeboken til ukjente lommebøker, i to transaksjoner på tilnærmet 40 millioner XRP.

150 millioner XRP-trekk ble også observert mellom to ukjente lommebøker. Gitt XRPs verdi rundt tiden, setter dette den totale verdien nær $ 139,459 millioner.

Dette kan være en transaksjon for OTC-salg av den digitale eiendelen. Ripple hadde bemerket selv i kvartalsrapporten for 3. kvartal at:

„Ripple fokuserte utelukkende på salg og leieavtaler uten resept (OTC) som en del av å tilby økt XRP-likviditet til visse RippleNet ODL-kunder for å forbedre ODL-opplevelsen, eliminere behovet for forhåndsfinansiering og muliggjøre øyeblikkelige globale betalinger.“

Il picco dei prezzi Bitcoin: quanto di questo è dovuto alla sua utilità?

L’asset criptato potrebbe ancora continuare a vendere per il suo massimo storico

Negli ultimi tempi, il prezzo della Bitcoin è stato testimone di una massiccia impennata. La moneta è stata venduta per ben oltre 19.000 dollari e questo ha portato molti a prevedere che il bene criptato potrebbe continuare a raggiungere il suo prezzo più alto di sempre.

Ma questo non è stato solo il caso, il rapporto ha anche dimostrato che il Bitcoin è cresciuto fino a diventare il bene più adottato nell’universo. Willy Woo, popolare analista di crittografia, ha twittato che la popolare curva di adozione della crittovaluta può essere paragonata a quella dei conti mobili su Internet e dei conti PayPal.

In sostanza, il grafico mostra che l’adozione di Bitcoin è cresciuta enormemente negli ultimi tempi. Molti si chiedono ancora se questa adozione sia guidata dall’utilità della moneta.

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Un recente tweet di Peter Schiff, un agente di borsa americano, ha messo in dubbio questo, ma la risposta di Woo fa più luce su come i possessori di Bitcoin abbiano avuto un ruolo nell’utilità dell’asset.

Secondo Woo, l’adozione dell’asset cripto è simile all’utilizzo e alla sua caratteristica economica. A queste caratteristiche si può accedere solo tenendo l’asset.

Questa linea di pensiero ha sempre generato un certo livello di attenzione, poiché la maggior parte delle persone crede che l’utilità dovrebbe significare l’uso dell’asset nello svolgimento di transazioni, cioè come mezzo per pagare beni e servizi.

Hodling Bitcoin è utilità

Nel thread di twitter, è stato anche rivelato che hodling Bitcoin è un’utilità.

È stato affermato che prima che il prezzo del Bitcoin avesse una crescita massiccia, milioni di monete erano chiuse in portafogli criptati.

Questo è stato dimostrato usando la logica che se la detenzione non rappresenta l’adozione, allora anche l’acquisto e la detenzione di oro in un caveau non rappresenterebbe l’adozione.

E poiché i possessori di questo metallo raro non devono effettuare transazioni per dimostrare la loro adozione, allora la detenzione di BTC dovrebbe essere una prova sufficiente della sua adozione.

Tenendo conto di questo, i possessori di BTC hanno un ruolo nell’aumento del valore della moneta, poiché ne aumentano l’adozione e la liquidità.