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Trzyletni edukator Bitcoin przemawia na konferencji kryptograficznej

Urodzona podczas wyścigu byków w 2017 roku Lily Knight jest wczesną adaptacją na wiele sposobów.

Chociaż Lily Knight może nie być jeszcze na tyle dorosła, by przeliterować „kryptowaluta”, jeśli chodzi o Bitcoin, już zabiera ludzi do szkoły

W nagranej wcześniej wiadomości wideo – ponieważ minęła już pora snu – dla wirtualnych uczestników konferencji krypto i blockchain Women of the Future w poniedziałek, Lily wyraziła niewinny entuzjazm dla Bitcoin ( BTC ), aby rozpocząć Międzynarodowy Dzień Kobiet. Trzylatek, reklamowany jako „wiodący na świecie ekspert w dziedzinie kryptowalut w przestrzeni dla dzieci”, był najmłodszym mówcą na wirtualnym wydarzeniu.

– Całe życie byłam HODLerem – powiedziała Lily, kiwając głową z boku na bok. „Fajnie jest widzieć kobiety i dziewczęta w przestrzeni kryptowalut. Ważne jest, abyśmy wzmocnili finansową przyszłość”.

Zrzut ekranu z Women of the Future

Chociaż prawdopodobnie pomagał jej rodzic przy wypowiadaniu niektórych warunków finansowych, Lily wcześniej przeszła na półwirus w przestrzeni kryptograficznej po opublikowaniu filmu wyjaśniającego ograniczoną podaż Bitcoinów za pomocą cukierków Skittles. Współzałożyciel Gemini, Tyler Winklevoss, pochwalił wyjaśnienie Lily na temat waluty cyfrowej, mówiąc, że „rozumie Bitcoin lepiej niż większość bankierów centralnych”.

Urodzona podczas wyścigu byków w 2017 r. Lily rozpoczęła program online ze swoimi rodzicami w ramach projektu kwarantanny w sierpniu 2020 r. Jej ojciec drażnił więcej odcinków dotyczących kryptowaluty i łańcucha blokowego i ma nadzieję, że w przyszłości będzie mogła sama uczestniczyć w konferencjach.

Chociaż Lily jest z pewnością jednym z najmłodszych głosów w przestrzeni kryptowalut, nie jest bynajmniej jedynym dzieckiem HODL. W zeszłym miesiącu dyrektor generalny Tesli, Elon Musk, powiedział, że kupił trochę Dogecoin ( DOGE ) dla swojego 9-miesięcznego syna z kanadyjską muzykiem Claire Elise Boucher, lepiej znanym jako Grimes. Zakup nastąpił po tym, jak miliarder Mark Cuban ogłosił, że kupił DOGE o wartości 5 dolarów dla swojego 11-letniego syna Jake’a.

US$1bn in assets under management

Swiss crypto ETP firm: US$1bn in assets under management

Swiss crypto-ETP firm 21Shares now manages over US$1 billion in crypto-ETP assets.

21Shares, a Swiss provider of cryptocurrency exchange-traded products (ETPs), has seen its assets under management (AUM) grow by 100 percent in the past two weeks.

The company announced on Monday that 21Shares had crossed the 1 billion mark in assets under management across its 12 diversified crypto-asset ETPs. CEO of 21Shares Hany Rashwan said the company has seen a sharp rise in its crypto-ETP products recently, doubling its assets under Crypto Trader management in less than two weeks. The company had earlier announced that 21Shares had crossed the $500 million mark in assets under management on 8 February.

According to the announcement, the massive increase in 21Shares‘ crypto ETP business is mainly due to the rapid adoption of crypto by institutional investors and the availability of the products on regulated European exchanges.

Rashwan said institutional investors can invest in 21Shares‘ crypto ETPs by using the International Securities Identification Number (ISIN), which is a global standard. This is used to identify specific securities such as bonds, equities, derivatives and others:

„With such institutional demand for exposure to cryptocurrencies through an ISIN, we have now reached over $1 billion in less than two weeks after hitting the $500 million mark in AUM. For many asset managers, private banks, family businesses and individuals, it makes more and more sense to invest in crypto assets.“

According to a product breakdown in the announcement, most of 21Shares‘ total AUM comes from the 21Shares Binance BNB ETP (ABNB). This is an ETP that tracks the investment results of Binance Coin (BNB). BNB’s dominant share of total AUM comes on the back of Binance Coin’s recent rise to become the world’s largest cryptocurrency on 19 February.

As of 18 February, ABNB was still behind the 21Shares Bitcoin ETP or ABTC

It had an AUM of around $214 million, while ABTC AUM came in at $272 million, according to official records on 21Shares‘ website.

The former Amun AG, now called 21Shares, is known for launching the world’s first multi-crypto ETP. The product was listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange in November 2018. In just over two years since launching its first crypto ETP, 21Shares has actively diversified its crypto ETP offering, increasing its assets under management by 200 times. In early February, 21Shares launched the world’s first ETP based on Polkadot (DOT).

Money Laundering & Bitcoin: Misconceptions

The amount of bitcoins involved in illegal activity is decreasing.

Crypto-tracing technology improves and reveals a less worrying world.

Cryptocurrency may be able to shed its constant stigma and become more mainstream

For some, the concept of cryptocurrency goes hand in hand with money laundering. That said, recent research suggests that bitcoin heavyweights have nothing to do with it.

Bitcoin’s (BTC) biggest boost before 2017 may have been news from the “Silk Road” money laundering market . When the world discovered a place online where you can send untraceable money to buy drugs and weapons, it sparked interest. Bitcoin has attracted hordes of new followers, some with good intentions, and some with bad intentions.

Authorities have now shut down “Silk Road” and the public largely forgot about cryptocurrency until its media buzz in 2017.

Unfortunately, this information leak has created many negative connotations for bitcoin. Before 2016, most people had heard of bitcoin, that its price fluctuated often, and that it was used to finance money laundering.

How many bitcoins are then actually being used for illegal activity these days, and does that line up with public opinions?

46% …

A 2019 article by Foley et al found that up to 26% of Bitcoin users and up to 46% of Bitcoin transactions were used for money laundering . These types of transactions accounted for $ 7 billion in bitcoin equity and $ 76 billion in trading volume in 2017.

While striking, these figures are not without reservations. Since 2017, bitcoin has attracted much more general public interest. With that, there have naturally been more attempts at Know Your Customer (KYC), regulation, and better tracking protocols.

Some entities even sell their services exclusively for these purposes. The anti-money laundering company (AML) AMLBot uses its algorithms to track Bitcoin addresses and transactions that have been involved in illegal activity.

Indeed, this tool has shown that regulatory trends in crypto are likely to decrease the amount of “illicit” cryptocurrency addresses. AMLBot told BeInCrypto:

“We believe the number of illicit addresses will fluctuate around 2% due to deepening regulations and LBA / KYC’s strict policies on major exchanges. No matter what happens outside of the exchanges, within the exchange, BTC addresses are regularizing. „

Money Laundering: Corrupt Bitcoin

AMLBot’s crime research methodology identifies coins related to crimes ranging from illegal markets to ransomware attacks to stolen coins. Technology qualifies illicit bitcoin as risky.

In AMLBot’s categorization system, suspicious activity can come from cryptocurrency ATMs or exchanges without KYC (know your customer), while reliable coins can come from mining or known highly regulated, or regulated wallets. .

Money laundering is difficult, but criminals always find a way. AMLBot gave BeInCrypto some examples:

“There are still many loopholes for money laundering, such as peer-to-peer exchanges, DEXs, exchanges with weak AML / KYC policies, etc. The easiest way is to sell at a discount. “

The qualifications for illicit bitcoin in Foley’s 2019 study include a similar algorithm known as the Union-Find algorithm. This popular method of tracking funds compares transactions and addresses to automatically approximate the source and destination of reported funds.

However, this method is not 100% accurate. In addition, there are many more addresses now than there were in 2017. Therefore, the “46%” of crime-related addresses need to be updated.

So even if that $ 7 billion of illegal bitcoin remained in circulation today, it would be diluted by a much larger market capitalization of bitcoin, which is now around $ 700 billion (bringing that illegal value to about 1%).

It has also been observed that bitcoin crime has significantly decreased year after year. Cryptocurrency crime in 2020 fell to $ 1.8 billion through October, from $ 4.5 billion the year before.

Next, we need to take into account what is considered “illicit” bitcoin.

Bitcoin, the flagship of the post-Covid financial revolution?

Covid-19, bête noire of the established order – Due to the current crisis so overwhelming, some of the oldest critics of Bitcoin, in particular Nouriel Roubini (Dr. Doom), have come (occasionally) to recognize the digital currency queen as a real store of value . The winds of change seem to be here, for others too.

Corona, accelerator of change

It has been a few years since we started a generalized transition to digital. The Covid-19 will have done the right thing to force us to carry out, in a few months, major transformations that would have taken years in normal times.

Among these transformations, 2 are strongly in favor of Profit Secret and digital currencies in general: the considerable increase in online transactions and the unreasonable production of fiat currencies .

The banknote that overflows the safe

Let us quickly come back to the concept of helicoper money , which is the fact of printing as many currencies as possible , then lending it at the lowest possible rate to companies, so that they can meet their obligations.

The result of this monetary policy? Over 23% of dollars printed since the advent of the currency were produced in 2020 . Faced with this proliferation of greenbacks, a question arises: what is the value of this constantly growing money supply?

This question, initially reserved for the most fervent detractors of sovereign currencies, has now made its way to Wall Street where confidence in the dollar is gradually decreasing .

The rise of online transactions

Due to social distancing , there has been a marked increase in online transactions , whether for purchases or movements of money. The last refractories, still placing their transfer orders on paper, had to go digital in the face of the closure of bank counters and a large part of the population has resorted to e-commerce.

In this new all-digital paradigm, surveillance is increased . In fact, the more we use online services, the more data we generate to analyze our behavior . Bitcoin could therefore be an alternative to circumvent this generalized surveillance.

Bitcoin-dominantie (BTCD) stuitert terug na het mislukken van het overwinnen van de weerstand

Op 5 november werd de Bitcoin Bank Dominance Rate afgewezen door een dalende weerstandslijn die al meer dan een jaar bestaat. De verwachting is dat de koers op korte termijn zal dalen voordat er uiteindelijk weer een poging wordt gedaan om uit te breken.

Bitcoin-dominantie afgewezen van de weerstand

Het BTCD-tarief is sinds begin september gestegen. De stijging hield aan tot een dalende weerstandslijn die sinds juli 2019 bestaat. BTCD bereikte deze lijn op 5 november, maar werd kort daarna verworpen en begon de huidige daling.

De lijn valt ook samen met het 66.5% weerstandsgebied dat het 0.786 Fib-niveau van de meest recente daling is. De dichtstbijzijnde steun wordt gevonden op 64.5%.

Kortetermijnbeweging BTCD

Technische indicatoren geven geen duidelijk oordeel over de toekomstige beweging. Hoewel de MACD overbought is en het histogram zwakheden vertoont, is het nog niet begonnen met het afnemen ervan en heeft het ook nog geen bearish divergence gegenereerd.

Op dezelfde manier is de RSI begonnen met een daling van het overboughtgebied, maar heeft het geen bearish divergence gegenereerd. Tot slot heeft de Stochastische oscillator nog geen bearish cross gemaakt, ook al beweegt hij naar beneden.

Aangezien de koers weer in de buurt van de weerstandslijn komt en de technische indicatoren niet sterk genoeg zijn, zou een andere afwijzing het meest waarschijnlijke scenario zijn.

De kortere-termijngrafiek biedt een vergelijkbaar perspectief. De koers ligt tussen de 0,5-0,618 Fib-niveaus van de meest recente daling, een gemeenschappelijk niveau voor een retracement tot het einde.

Noch de MACD, noch de RSI heeft echter een bearish divergentie gegenereerd, hoewel de laatste overbought is.

Golftelling

Cryptocurrency handelaar @TheEWguy schetste een BTCD grafiek, waarin staat dat na een relief rally, een uitgebreide neerwaartse beweging waarschijnlijk in de kaarten zit. In dit scenario nadert de BTCD-snelheid momenteel de top van de B-golf van een A-B-C-c-correctiestructuur (rood). Dit zou een langere-termijngolf 4 (blauw) voltooien.

De afkeuring en de afname van zowel de afkeuring van de dalende weerstandslijn als de Fib-weerstandsniveaus op korte termijn. Wat betreft het aantal golven op langere termijn, blijkt dat BTCD zich in subgolf 4 (blauw) van een langere golf 3 (zwart) bevindt.

Daarom wordt verwacht dat de BTCD na de huidige daling weer zal toenemen.

Conclusie

Terwijl een kortstondige retracement zou kunnen optreden, wordt verwacht dat de BTCD uiteindelijk uit de huidige dalende weerstandslijn zal breken en hoger zal blijven bewegen.

El CEO de MicroStrategy revela las existencias de bitcoin personales

Fundador y CEO de la empresa de inteligencia de negocios MicroStrategy, Michael Saylor dijo en un tweet de hoy que él personalmente tiene 17.732 BTC que compró a 9.882 dólares cada uno en promedio.

Además de declarar su botín personal de BTC, Saylor dijo que había informado a MicroStrategy sobre su inversión personal en BTC antes de que la compañía decidiera comprar Bitcoin para sí misma:

Algunos han preguntado cuánto #BTC poseo. Personalmente tengo 17.732 BTC que compré a 9.882 dólares cada uno de media.

Informé a MicroStrategy de estas participaciones antes de que la compañía decidiera comprar Bitcoin para sí misma.

La autodeclaración viene después de que Saylor dijera el mes pasado que su empresa había completado la adquisición de 16.796 BTC a un precio de compra agregado de 175 millones de dólares.

Antes de esto, MicroStrategy incluso había dicho a la Comisión de Valores y Bolsa de los EE.UU. el 14 de septiembre que la empresa „podría aumentar“ sus participaciones en BTC más allá de la inversión de 250 millones de dólares que MicroStrategy había comprado anteriormente el 11 de agosto de este año.

El CEO fue una vez abiertamente crítico con BTC y a finales de 2013, había dicho que los días de Bitcoin „están contados“ y que BTC era similar a las „apuestas online“. Sin embargo, Saylor pronto cambió su mentalidad hacia el cripto y se convirtió en uno de los maximalistas de Bitcoin. De hecho, en un podcast anterior, había declarado que „BTC era 1000 veces mejor que el oro“.

Con la reciente corrida de la BTC, la empresa que cotiza en bolsa habría obtenido grandes ganancias dadas sus actuales participaciones en la BTC y su aumento de precio a más de 13.000 dólares. De hecho, recientemente, un investigador independiente de criptografía, Kevin Rooke, declaró que MicroStrategy había ganado 100 millones de dólares en los últimos dos meses con sus compras de Bitcoin. Comparó este hallazgo con los 78 millones de dólares que MicroStrategy había ganado en los últimos 3,5 años de sus operaciones comerciales reales.

Además, con respecto al informe trimestral de MicroStrategy, el CEO había dicho que la mencionada compra de 425 millones de dólares de bitcoin, „ofrecía un mayor potencial de retorno“ para los inversores que el mantenimiento de dichos saldos en efectivo. Afirmó que hacer de bitcoin el „activo de reserva de tesorería primario“ de la empresa había aumentado la visibilidad general de MicroStrategy en el mercado.

En el momento de escribir este artículo, Bitcoin tenía un valor de 13.205,19 dólares y ha bajado un 3,3% en las últimas 24 horas.

Check Bitcoin Address Balance

With this tool, you can simply paste your addresses into the website and check the balance of all of them at once, even if they belong to different portfolios. Just access the site on your computer or cell phone and enter your addresses.

The Bitcoin Address Balance Checker is now available. Developed in Brazil, the application allows you to easily check the balance of several Bitcoin addresses at the same time. Everything done in your browser, on a cell phone or desktop, even if the addresses belong to different portfolios.
Benefits of using the Bitcoin Address Balance Checker
Simultaneously see the balance of addresses of different portfolios

If a user has some The News Spy platform in a hardware wallet, other satoshis in a wallet on his cell phone and others in a wallet on his computer, it is difficult to keep track of the balance of all wallets. If the user still has many addresses, it is also difficult to track each address individually in a blockexplorer.

Many users also feel uncomfortable checking the balance of their wallets, having to open them one by one.
Announcement

Thinking about this the Bitcoin Address Balance Checker application was developed.

With this tool, you can simply paste your addresses into the website and check the balance of all of them at once, even if they belong to different portfolios. Just access the site on your computer or cell phone and enter your addresses.
Segwit Support

Many portfolios, APIs and block explorers do not yet fully support Segwit addresses. Segwit addresses are addresses that allow cheaper and faster transactions, and start with 3 (P2SH addresses) or bc1 (BECH32 addresses).

The tool has full support for Segwit BECH32 and P2SH addresses. This way, regardless of the format of your addresses, you will see the balance of each one on the site.

How to use the application
See your balance in bitcoins (BTC), reais (BRL) or dollars (USD)

To use the tool, simply enter your addresses in the indicated field, entering only one address per line. Then click on the button „See Balance“ and wait for the loading, as shown below.