Coronavirus helped bitcoin growth, says Grayscale study

Grayscale says interest in Bitcoin among investors is increasing. And he says the coronavirus pandemic has played a key role

Grayscale, the world’s largest cryptoactive manager, published this Tuesday (27) a survey showing that US investors are more interested in bitcoin than last year, partly stimulated by the coronavirus pandemic.

The research, which summarizes the opinions of 1,000 American investors aged between 25 and 65 years, showed that the average investor in bitcoin has higher education, is male and is employed, in other words, younger. No surprise there (said that, the research counted only those with family income above US$ 50,000 per year).

In addition, “investors interested in bitcoin are also more likely to actively seek new investment opportunities, describe their risk tolerance as “aggressive,” maintain investment accounts in various companies and eagerly consume financial news,” concluded Grayscale.

Grayscale conducted a similar survey last year. This year, 9% more respondents say they are “familiar” with Bitcoin (62% compared to 53%) and interest is increasing; in 2020, 55% of respondents showed interest in Bitcoin, compared to 36% last year.
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Of the respondents who invested in Bitcoin, Grayscale found that 63% of investors in Bitcoin said the coronavirus pandemic impacted their decision to invest. 39% said that the pandemic made bitcoin more attractive.

“Bitcoin seems to be gaining strength as market participants seek investments that can act as safe havens in a portfolio,” Grayscale said.

The research showed that investors aged 35-44 who “have already gone through three recessions and have seen traditional defensive instruments, such as real estate, some stocks and bonds, have lost their appeal as a hedge against market downturns,” saw bitcoin as a protection against the crisis.

But it is the younger generations that can provide the greatest value to the cryptoeconomy, concluded the report. “The fact that most current and potential investors in Bitcoin have not yet reached their first years of gains, along with the $68 trillion wealth transfer scheduled to occur over the next 25 years, reveals a potentially huge opportunity for those who see the possibility of long-term growth in Bitcoin. ”

Bitcoin ha appena pubblicato il più grande segnale di acquisto in più di due anni, afferma il principale analista di criptovalute Nicholas Merten – Ecco cosa c’è dopo

Il fondatore di DataDash e analista crittografico Nicholas Merten afferma che Bitcoin ha appena mostrato il suo più grande segnale di acquisto in oltre 24 mesi.

In un nuovo video di DataDash, Merten spiega perché la chiusura settimanale di Bitcoin superiore a $ 13.000 è una pietra miliare storica per la più grande criptovaluta

“Ieri, abbiamo fissato la chiusura settimanale più alta, che è di nuovo il prezzo significativo su cui le persone si stanno concentrando, la chiusura settimanale più alta da quando siamo tornati qui a metà gennaio 2018. [Sono stati] più di due e un mezzo anno da quando siamo arrivati ​​a questo punto … Quindi questa è davvero, davvero eccitante.

Con il contesto in termini di prezzo fissato, lo stratega crittografico evidenzia perché la recente chiusura settimanale è un forte segnale rialzista

“Il motivo per cui da un punto di vista tecnico questo è estremamente prezioso ben oltre il valore di qualsiasi indicatore che potresti utilizzare nei tuoi grafici è perché questo è stato un punto di resistenza significativo per Bitcoin per un lungo periodo di tempo, ovunque tra la gamma superiore di $ 11.000 Di nuovo qui nel febbraio del 2018, qui a luglio e giugno del 2019 e anche qui nell’agosto del 2020. È probabile che questo intervallo tra il range superiore da $ 11.000 a $ 13.000 sia stato un intervallo di resistenza contestato per Bitcoin più volte.

Mentre i prezzi hanno cercato di riguadagnare a quei massimi di $ 20.000 che abbiamo visto nel dicembre 2017, il prezzo ha lottato per rimanere in quella fascia e infatti, ogni volta che è arrivato in questo intervallo, è stato rapidamente venduto da persone che avevano acquistato Bitcoin e alla fine ha preso profitti sulle loro posizioni, dove la pressione sul lato vendita ha cominciato a prevalere sugli acquirenti. Questa volta, non c’è davvero molta pressione da parte dei venditori. Questo è il fattore importante qui: come [il] prezzo sta tenendo “.

Dapper Labs raises $ 18 million for Flow, its blockchain focused on NFTs

Startup behind CryptoKitties and NBA Top Shot, Dapper Labs has just raised $ 18 million for the development of Flow, its blockchain focused on non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

Dapper Labs , creator of CryptoKitties and a startup known for creating blockchain- based entertainment experiences , has just completed its public fundraiser

In order to support the development of its own blockchain, Flow , Dapper Labs just collected $ 18 million from 13,200 participants . This fundraising took place on CoinList , a platform for investing in Bitcoin Circuit projects.

This sale gave investors the opportunity to purchase FLOW tokens, the native blockchain asset that is used by validators, developers and network users.

The sale took place in two phases: a community sale and an auction. The community sale ran from September 21 to October 2, and each investment was capped at $ 1,000 , or 10,000 FLOW .

The tokens obtained through this sale are subject to a blocking period of 2 years, during which half will be released at the end of the 1st year and the rest during the 2nd year in a linear fashion.

In the second sale, investors submitted bids over a 12-day period to share 2% of the Genesis block, or 25 million FLOW . During this uncapped sale, the price of the FLOW token closed at $ 0.38 .

An already resounding success

Dapper Labs’ new flagship game, NBA Top Shot , is already enjoying great success. During its private beta, the blockchain game notably generated more than $ 2 million in revenue for Dapper Labs.

Open to the public since October 1, NBA Top Shot already attracts a large number of basketball fans and offers significant visibility to the world of NFTs .

After the explosion of decentralized finance (DeFi), the crypto-sphere seems to be turning to the world of NFTs, true digital collectibles in blockchain sauce.

At the heart of NFTs since the creation of CryptoKitties in 2017, Dapper Labs is one of the players most inclined to benefit from a potential increase in visibility in this sector.

This significant fundraising for its Flow blockchain is therefore not so surprising, as it focuses on the creation of solutions adapted to NFTs.

Last August, Dapper Labs had already raised $ 12 million for NBA Top Shot from the investment arm of Coinbase , Andreessen Horowitz , and several NBA stars.

Dapper Labs is now a long way from its flagship creation, CryptoKitties. The startup is now tackling a whole section of the blockchain, namely NFTs. With Flow, creating and implementing NFTs in applications is made much easier, which encourages developers to implement them in their games .

Mostly created on Ethereum , NFTs are enjoying a breath of fresh air with the deployment of Flow, this blockchain providing a cheaper and more scalable alternative for these digital objects.

More investors do HODL in Bitcoin in anticipation of a 2021 boom market

Network data shows an increase in HODLing among Bitcoin retail investors who expect BTC to recover in the first quarter of 2021

More investors do HODL in Bitcoin in anticipation of a 2021 high MARKET NEWS

New data shows that current Bitcoin ( BTC ) price action is showing higher levels of ‘HODLing’ activity than previous bullish cycles.

According to the Willy Woo network analyst, an indicator called ‘reflectivity’ has been increasing in recent months. Woo explained that the indicator measures the tendency of Bitcoin investors to keep their BTC as its price rises. It is essentially an alternative way to assess the HODLing activity of retail investors.

Bitcoin market capitalization gain per dollar invested or reflectivity. Source: Willy Woo
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There are several reasons why retail investors may be holding onto their BTC even more than in previous bullish cycles.

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If Bitcoin goes up in 2021, most investors will see this as a high post reduction by half. Historically, BTC has recovered 12 to 15 months after each reduction by half, registering a new historic high each time.

Based on BTC’s tendency to rebound after halving, retail investors may be maintaining it as a strategy to prevent prices from being eliminated if a strong sustained rise begins.

Bitcoin has also shown a surprising level of resilience in several potential black swan events. After its initial recovery from the pandemic-induced crash in March, it remained above $10,000 despite several negative events.

More recently, the price of Bitcoin plummeted after the US Commodity and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) accused BitMEX of violating the Banking Secrecy Act.

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After the CFTC announcement, the price of BTC fell below $10,500 but quickly recovered to the $10,700 support level. According to Woo, this is possibly due to the confluence of the two key factors. Woo explained :

“This [reflexivity] is the tendency for HODLers to hold their currencies harder as the price increases. I had expected reflectivity to increase during the mania phase of BULL markets, but it seems quite constant in the last two cycles … This cycle is interesting; reflectivity is increasing rather than static compared to the last cycles. Although we now need more invested capital to obtain similar% gains in price, the effect of HODLers holding currencies harder is amplifying the ‘number goes up’ per dollar invested. ”
On the way to the fourth quarter, industry executives believe that the US presidential election could benefit Bitcoin and positive HODLing data could further boost the price of BTC.

The US presidential election and the fourth quarter could push up the price of BTC
Industry executives and prominent investors in the cryptomaniac industry are predicting the next presidential election in November to benefit Bitcoin.

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Su Zhu, the CEO of Three Arrows Capital, said a Democratic sweep would catalyse Bitcoin due to several macro factors. He also suggested that a second term for Trump could also benefit Bitcoin. He wrote :

“Biden is extremely optimistic for the BTC because the Democratic blue wave could inaugurate the unprecedented installation of the MMT agenda with weakness and corresponding dollar deficits. With this, Trump is also optimistic. ”
As the Cointelegraph reported earlier this week, traders, including Peter Brandt, believe that the longer-term charts point to a strong uptrend for Bitcoin. The combination of favourable techniques, strengthening fundamentals and increased HODLing activity could drive a BTC bullish run in 2021.

CFTC lupaa suojata digitaalisten omaisuuserien kuten Bitcoinin kasvavat markkinat

CFTC jatkaa salausta koskevaa ilmoitusta tällä viikolla äskettäisessä petostentorjunnassa.

Perjantaina Commodity Futures Trading Commission sai petoksen maksamaan takaisin sijoittajille 7,4 miljoonaa dollaria ja vannoi samalla suojaavansa Bitcoin-markkinoita.

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CFTC jatkaa työtä markkinoidemme, mukaan lukien Bitcoinin kaltaisten digitaalisten omaisuuserien, kasvavien markkinoiden, suojaamiseksi petollisilta järjestelmiltä ja toimii tarvittaessa rinnakkain rikoslainsäädännön valvontakollegojemme kanssa.

Tämän päivän ilmoitus koskee Jon Barry Thomsonia, joka tunnusti syyllisyytensä hyödykepetoksissa saadakseen kaksi sijoittajaa vakuuttamaan lähettämään hänelle yli 7 miljoonaa dollaria Bitcoin Bank-sijoitusjärjestelmälle, joka ei koskaan toteutunut. Se seuraa laajempaa suuntausta tällä viikolla, jonka uskomattoman aktiivinen CFTC on nähnyt joukon valvontatoimia ruoppausmarkkinoilla.

Juuri eilen CFTC nosti syytöksiä Seychellien kotipaikan salakirjoituksesta Bitmexille rekisteröinnin epäonnistumisesta johdannaispörssinä Yhdysvalloissa

IOTA-Zugang bringt eine quelloffene, bedingte Zugangskontrolle

IOTA-Zugang bringt eine quelloffene, bedingte Zugangskontrolle für jede Anwendung oder Plattform

IOTA Access ist ein DLT-basiertes Open-Source-Rahmenwerk zur Gewährung oder Aufhebung des bedingten Zugangs zu physischen Geräten auf entfernte, unerlaubte und überprüfbare Weise.

BERLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#BiiLabs–Die IOTA Foundation, eine gemeinnützige Stiftung mit Schwerpunkt auf verteilter Ledger-Technologie (DLT) und Open-Source-Entwicklung bei Bitcoin Era, gibt heute die Einführung von IOTA Access bekannt, einem Open-Source-DLT-Framework für Gebäudezugangskontrollsysteme. Gegenwärtig arbeitet die IOTA Foundation mit Partnern wie Jaguar Land Rover, STMicroelectronics, EDAG, RIDDLE&CODE, NTT DATA Romania, ETO GRUPPE und BiiLabs zusammen, um ein sicheres, hochkonfigurierbares und berechtigungsloses Zugangskontroll-Framework für intelligente Geräte auf der ganzen Welt zu entwickeln.

Bestehende Zugangssysteme erfordern eine Zentralisierung. Die Berechtigungen drehen sich um eine Internetverbindung, wobei Privilegien und Berechtigungen auf einem Server oder in der Cloud gespeichert werden. Das Gerät, das den Zugriff gewährt, muss eine Verbindung zu diesen Systemen aufrechterhalten, um ständig nach Berechtigungen zu suchen, was es sehr restriktiv macht. In der Welt des Automobils zum Beispiel funktioniert das einfach nicht. Fahrzeuge haben nicht zu jeder Zeit eine stabile und konsistente Verbindung. Das ständige Einchecken bei der zentralisierten Struktur stellt dasselbe Problem wie bei anderen zentralisierten Systemen dar: Es erfordert eine große Bandbreite und bietet einen Single Point of Failure.

IOTA Access dezentralisiert Zugriffs- und Berechtigungsstrukturen

Sie können z.B. direkt in das Fahrzeug eingebettet werden, um diese Signale auf individueller Ebene und nicht als Teil einer größeren, zentralisierten Struktur zu verarbeiten.

Stellen Sie sich dieses Szenario vor. Sie stimmen zu, Ihr Auto mit Ihrem Mitbewohner Andy zu teilen. Er kann das Auto zu bestimmten Zeiten ausleihen, zu Zeiten, zu denen Sie schlafen und er arbeitet. Im Gegenzug erklärt er sich bereit, eine Gebühr für Benzin und Wartung zu zahlen. Andy erklärt sich auch bereit, die Versicherung aufrechtzuerhalten und jeden Tag bis 7 Uhr morgens mit dem Fahrzeug zurückzukehren, so dass Sie um 8 Uhr zur Arbeit gehen können.

Der IOTA-Zugang erhöht das Vertrauen in Transaktionen wie diese durch eine zusätzliche Ebene der Transparenz und der flexiblen Delegation von Fahrzeugfunktionen. Wenn Andy das Fahrzeug benutzen soll, muss er bestimmte Bedingungen erfüllen, um Zugang zu erhalten. Beim IOTA-Zugang werden diese Bedingungen elektronisch kontrolliert, wobei die Erlaubnis für das Fahrzeug je nachdem, ob er die genannten Anforderungen laut Bitcoin Era erfüllt oder nicht, erteilt oder entzogen wird. Beispielsweise ist der Zugang erlaubt, wenn er zwischen 23.00 Uhr und 7.00 Uhr morgens unterwegs ist, wenn er eine gültige Versicherungspolice hat und 600 IOTA pro Monat in die Brieftasche überweist. Und obwohl der IOTA-Zugang mit der Automobilbranche beginnt, sind die Anwendungsfälle endlos. Die IOTA plant, den Zugang im Laufe der weiteren Entwicklung auf mehrere Zugangs- und Berechtigungsfälle auszuweiten.

“Die Herausforderung besteht darin, wie wir den Zugang zu unseren Ressourcen delegieren und gleichzeitig sicherstellen können, dass strenge Bedingungen erfüllt werden”, sagte IOTA-Mitbegründer Dominik Schiener. “In der Wirtschaft fällt die Verwaltung dieser Verträge oft unter die Kontrolle ganzer Abteilungen oder Rechtsteams. Mit IOTA Access verwalten wir den Großteil dieser Arbeit über eingebettete Geräte, Plattformen oder sogar über eine Smartphone-App.

Mit IOTA Access, dem Tangle-Protokoll von IOTA, kann ein Benutzer Zugriff auf jedes physische Gerät oder jeden Datenstrom auf entfernte, genehmigungsfreie und überprüfbare Weise gewähren. All dies wird hinter den Kulissen kontrolliert und in Produkte oder Plattformen eingebaut, die Transaktionsdetails verwalten und den Zugang ohne Benutzereingabe gewähren oder entziehen.