O bitcoin sobe para $18.000, o mais alto ainda em 2020

Depois de atingir a marca de $17.000 em 17 de novembro, a Bitcoin agora ultrapassou a faixa de $18.000 em algumas das principais trocas criptográficas de hoje.

Enquanto a Bitcoin baixou 0,7% na última hora, os preços da BTC subiram mais de 4,7%, em um período de 24 horas no momento em que foi escrito. No total, a Bitcoin Future subiu 14,6% no período semanal.

A prever valores de longo prazo do criptograma

O rally teve vários analistas especulando se a pandemia encorajou os investidores a prever valores de longo prazo do criptograma, juntamente com altcoins como ETH, LTC e XRP, que também tiveram seus próprios aumentos de preços nos últimos meses.

De fato, Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou, analista da JPMorgan, era de opinião que a Covid-19 estava „propagando a reavaliação do bitcoin“. Ele disse:

Há aqui uma reavaliação sobre seu valor [BTC] como uma moeda alternativa; como uma alternativa ao ouro.

Enquanto alguns esperam uma correção de preço, a maioria dos investidores parece estar segura de que mesmo crimes criptográficos como fraudes, lavagem de dinheiro e pirataria que desencadearam tendências de baixa no passado causando trocas que perderam milhões em criptográficos, não podem rescindir este rally. Pelo menos para os níveis vistos em 2014, onde o BTC caiu para as faixas de $300 e $600.

Anthony Pompliano o fundador e sócio da Morgan Creek Digital

Além disso, o fundador e sócio da Morgan Creek Digital, Anthony Pompliano, disse que a valorização do Bitcoin no acumulado do ano foi de mais de 135% em relação ao dólar, ao mesmo tempo em que aumentou 88% desde a redução pela metade em maio de 2020.

Lembre-se de que a bitcoin passou de $10.000 para $20.000 em apenas 10 dias em 2017, um número para o qual muitos estão agora em contagem regressiva nesta corrida de touros.

Ligando para cima e para baixo: os analistas e comerciantes de Bitcoin mais populares de 2020

O comércio de bitcoins e criptomoedas é bastante popular atualmente

Com a alta dos preços e a volatilidade em 2020, os comerciantes de criptografia ganharam e perderam muito dinheiro. Nos últimos anos, vários entusiastas da moeda digital foram atraídos por traders e analistas profissionais que publicam análises técnicas (TA) online de forma rotineira. A negociação de ativos criptográficos explodiu este ano e há um grande número de comerciantes sofisticados compartilhando segredos, juntamente com as perspectivas do mercado de curto e longo prazo.

Os negociantes de moeda digital podem ganhar muito dinheiro ligando para os topos e os fundos, aproveitando o insight e a análise técnica (TA). Por exemplo, se um trader jogou suas posições corretamente, ele poderia ter ganho um grande momento (358%) com a queda em meados de março (Quinta-feira Negra) até a alta desta semana em 2020 em $ 16.495. Neste fim de semana, o preço do BTC caiu um pouco, e o crypto ativo está sendo negociado atualmente a preços entre $ 15.850 e $ 15.950 por unidade.

Este ano, os fãs de criptomoedas têm seguido vários negociantes e analistas de criptografia em plataformas de mídia social como o Twitter e sites de gráficos como o Tradingview. A postagem a seguir é uma coleção dos comerciantes de criptomoeda mais populares da atualidade, sem uma ordem específica, mas acumularam muitos seguidores com suas dicas de negociação de moeda digital este ano.

Ligando para cima e para baixo: os analistas e comerciantes de Bitcoin mais populares de 2020

O site Tradingview é um portal da web que mostra cotações ao vivo de ações, futuros, forex e mercados de criptomoedas. O site é um dos sites de gráficos e análises técnicas mais populares para comerciantes de criptografia, e o portal também oferece uma rede social de comerciantes. Ao ler a seção de mercado BTC / USD no Tradingview, você verá os principais traders compartilhando insights durante os últimos dias e estatísticas de todos os tempos. No sábado, 14 de novembro de 2020, os principais negociantes de BTC / USD na Tradingview incluem seis indivíduos que compartilham percepções sobre os movimentos do mercado de bitcoin.

O melhor trader no Tradingview é um indivíduo chamado “Botje11” que dirige seu próprio grupo público de Telegram e escreve atualizações frequentes sobre os mercados BTC / USD. Botje11, um trader da Holanda que ingressou no site há três anos, compartilhou 939 ideias até o momento. Além disso, Botje11 tem muitos pontos de reputação e também 35.393 seguidores no Tradingview. A última perspectiva de mercado BTC / USD que Botje11 compartilhou foi em 14 de setembro, chamada de „fase de consolidação do Bitcoin“.

Ligando para cima e para baixo: os analistas e comerciantes de Bitcoin mais populares de 2020

Por trás do comerciante, Botje11 está “Magicpoopcannon”, um comerciante de criptomoedas com sede nos Estados Unidos que também compartilha ideias de negociação sobre os mercados BTC / USD. Magicpoopcannon (MPC) também aderiu há três anos e tem 73.569 seguidores no site Tradingview. O trader se autodenomina “Crypto Pop Legend” e “Master of Charts” e também tem 30.000 seguidores no Twitter. O último insight BTC / USD compartilhado pelo MPC foi intitulado „Veja como e por que o BTC pode chegar a 80.000-90.000 em meados de 2021“, publicado em 4 de novembro.

Goldbug1 é o terceiro trader mais popular na Tradingview hoje e o analista tem cerca de 38.003 seguidores na plataforma hoje. Durante os últimos três anos, Goldbug1 compartilhou 352 insights sobre Tradingview até o momento. Os últimos gráficos BTC / USD que Goldbug1 publicou mostraram que ele está comprado em bitcoin e seu último TA foi em 11 de novembro de 2020. O post chamado “BTC – Can You Fold a Winning Hand? Gerenciando o risco ”explica que o bitcoin tem se consolidado, mas para Goldbug1, ele acredita que“ esta é uma área para obter um pouco de lucro com níveis mais baixos, não para adicionar mais risco. ”

Seguindo os três principais traders no Tradingview (TV) de acordo com as estatísticas de todos os tempos, seguem os traders Alanmasters, Excavo e Tradingshot. Alanmasters tem 89.657 seguidores de TV e publicou 3.784 ideias públicas. O trader Excavo tem 98.891 seguidores de TV e compartilhou publicamente 1.647 ideias na plataforma. Durante os últimos dois anos, o sexto analista BTC / USD mais popular na TV é Tradingshot, um corretor que publicou 1.051 ideias para seus 19.469 seguidores de TV.

Twitter – Crypto Traders & Analysts

A lista de traders news.Bitcoin.com coletada do Twitter é uma lista mais aleatória e também uma contagem tabulada de seguidores de mídia social. Ao contrário dos traders acima mencionados da Tradingview, os traders e analistas do Twitter não são listados em nenhuma ordem específica.

Cryptoyoda (@ Cryptoyoda1338) é um entusiasta da criptografia, analista técnico e escritor que não pega o caminho fácil. Os proponentes da moeda digital podem seguir o Cryptoyoda no Twitter, mas também em yoda.substack.com e cryptoyoda1338.com. O perfil de Cryptoyoda diz que ele é de Dagobah e ingressou em 2017. A conta compartilha gráficos de moedas digitais e insights de negociação regularmente e tem mais de 207.000 seguidores no Twitter.

 

ECCO COSA PUÒ AVER CAUSATO LA CADUTA DEL BITCOIN NEL SUO SUPPORTO CHIAVE

  • Bitcoin ha visto una picchiata che ha causato la cancellazione di tutti i guadagni di ieri pomeriggio a causa dell’intensa pressione di vendita intorno ai 13.800 dollari.
  • Questo livello segna i massimi del 2019 per la criptovaluta, e una continuazione del trading a questo livello potrebbe confermarlo come un top locale
  • È importante notare che BTC ha trovato un sostegno superiore a 13.200 dollari, il che è un segno positivo che suggerisce che il lato positivo è imminente
  • La resistenza non è l’unico fattore che può aver scatenato questo selloff
  • Gli analisti osservano che un improvviso aumento del valore del dollaro statunitense potrebbe aver colpito anche la crittovaluta.

Il Bitcoin e il mercato aggregato delle criptovalute sono stati colti in una forte tendenza al rialzo negli ultimi giorni e settimane, ma questo slancio sta ora mostrando segni di cedimento.

Nel corso della notte, BTC ha assistito al suo primo duro rifiuto visto nel corso della sua recente tendenza al rialzo.

Questo rifiuto ha fatto precipitare il suo prezzo dai massimi di 13.800 dollari ai minimi di 13.200 dollari prima di poter trovare un qualche sostegno che ha poi contribuito a rallentare la sua discesa.

La sua prossima tendenza dipenderà in gran parte dalla possibilità di continuare a mantenere o meno il suo sostegno a breve termine.

BITCOIN PRECIPITA DAGLI ALTI MENTRE LO SLANCIO VACILLA

Al momento della scrittura, Bitcoin è in calo di poco più del 3% al suo attuale prezzo di 13.200 dollari. Questo segna un notevole calo rispetto ai suoi recenti massimi di 13.800 dollari che sono stati fissati ieri pomeriggio.

Finora, il top locale di Bitcoin Bank coincide perfettamente con il suo „blow-off top“ del 2019 fissato in estate. La resistenza qui potrebbe rivelarsi significativa nel prossimo futuro.

Tuttavia, se rotta, il passaggio a nuovi massimi di tutti i tempi di oltre 20.000 dollari sarebbe nelle carte.

ECCO UN’ALTRA RAGIONE PER CUI LA BTC STA PRECIPITANDO OGGI

La resistenza a 13.800 dollari non è l’unica ragione per cui il prezzo della Bitcoin è sceso oggi.

Il suo ultimo declino è coinciso anche strettamente con una rapida impennata del valore del dollaro statunitense, a cui BTC è stata inversamente correlata negli ultimi tempi.

Un analista ha parlato di questo, osservando che è ormai imperativo che BTC mantenga un valore superiore a 13.250 dollari – un livello che attualmente sta scendendo al di sotto.

„Ripercorri qui su BTC, dato che DXY sta spingendo verso l’alto, date le paure della pandemia di coronavirus che la circonda. Per evitare deviazioni al di sopra dell’intervallo alto, 13.250-13.325 dollari devono tenere per il supporto. Se questo si rompe, 12.700 dollari sembrano essere i prossimi“.

Se l’indice di valuta statunitense (DXY) continua a spingere verso l’alto, potrebbe mettere ulteriore pressione su Bitcoin.

Wie stehen die Chancen, dass Bitcoin seinen Stierrennen 2017 wiederholt?

Während der größte Teil des Jahres 2020 für Bitcoin Unsicherheit und Konsolidierung bedeutete, hat sich die Kryptowährung in den letzten Wochen aus Sicht der Handelspreise gut entwickelt. Der Preis von Bitcoin schaffte es nicht nur, über dem entscheidenden Preisniveau von $15k zu bleiben, sondern durchbrach auch kurzzeitig die $16k-Marke, bevor er wieder fiel.

Während es viele Debatten und Spekulationen darüber gegeben hat, ob eine Wiederholung der Eroberung 2017 in diesem Jahr wahrscheinlich ist oder nicht, scheinen Schlüsselindikatoren wie die Wale hinter der BTC, institutionelle Investoren und die demographische Entwicklung der Bergarbeiter vielversprechende Anzeichen für die BTC zu zeigen.

Nach Angaben des Marktdatenanbieters Santiment steigt die Anzahl der Bitcoin-Walkonten stetig an, und diese Wale werden wahrscheinlich die derzeitige Haussestimmung, die Bitcoin Era genießt, aufrechterhalten. Die Zahl der Adressen, die mindestens 10.000 BTC besitzen, hat mit 111 den Höchststand von 2020 erreicht. Darüber hinaus liegt die Anzahl der Konten mit 1.000-9.999 BTC nur 6 unter dem ATH von 2.135 Adressen.

Ein Blick auf Whalemaps Darstellung der nicht ausgegebenen Bitmünzen für Whale-Konten zeigt, dass eine Menge Bitmünzen ungefähr auf dem Preisniveau von $14.000 bis $15,5.000 angesammelt wurde. Eine solche Anhäufung wird wahrscheinlich die Preisunterstützung der Münze im Falle einer Korrektur bieten. Die Tatsache, dass diese Unterstützung so lange gehalten hat, zeigt, wie wichtig diese Konten für die zukünftigen Bestrebungen des Kryptos sind.

Während das Jahr 2020 viele der von vielen Analysten vorhergesagten Kursverläufe nicht erfüllt hat, hat Bitcoin an der institutionellen Investmentfront Ergebnisse erzielt.

Vor dem Hintergrund einer stetigen Rallye in den letzten Monaten bieten die wirtschaftlichen Bedingungen großen Institutionen einen Anreiz, enorme Investitionen in Bitcoin zu tätigen.

Tatsächlich hat Bitcoin laut JP Morgan einen enormen Wert als langfristiger Vermögenswert, und in einem seiner Berichte wird erläutert, wie „beträchtlich“ das langfristige Aufwärtspotenzial von Bitcoin ist. Dieser allgemeine Stimmungsumschwung bei vielen im traditionellen Finanzwesen lässt sich wie folgt belegen,

Die Daten von Skew wiesen auf einen signifikanten Anstieg der OI und des Volumens von Bitcoin Futures auf dem CME hin. Zum Zeitpunkt der Drucklegung belief sich das gesamte Open Interest auf rund 912 Millionen Dollar. Ein derart hoher OI wurde in diesem Jahr nur bei einer weiteren Gelegenheit beobachtet.

Interessanterweise schien eine weitere wichtige demografische Gruppe bei Bitcoin, die eine ähnlich positive Stimmung widerspiegelte, die derzeitige Hausse solide zu unterstützen. Die Bergarbeitergemeinschaft von Bitcoin hatte ein ziemlich schwieriges Jahr. Die Reduzierung der Blockbelohnungen von Bitcoin und die anschließende Periode der Seitwärtsbewegung der Kryptowährung bedrohten viele Bergleute. Darüber hinaus könnte auch das Ende der Regenzeit in der Provinz Sichuan für die schwindenden Bitcoin-Guthaben auf den Brieftaschen der Bergleute verantwortlich gewesen sein.

Jüngsten Netzwerkdaten zufolge, die von Glassnode zur Verfügung gestellt wurden, stabilisieren sich die Bitcoin-Salden auf den Brieftaschen der Bergleute jetzt jedoch. Ein Zeichen dafür, dass die Bergleute die Bitcoin, die sie fördern, nicht mehr verkaufen müssen, um betriebsfähig und nachhaltig zu bleiben.

Die Tatsache, dass der Handelspreis von BTC in der Lage war, nahe dem Preisniveau von 16.000 $ zu bleiben, könnte der Kipppunkt gewesen sein, der dazu beigetragen hat, die schwierige Stimmung innerhalb der Bergarbeiterdemografie aufrechtzuerhalten. In Verbindung mit dem Vertrauen der Wale des Kryptos und der institutionellen Investoren ist die Wiederholung von Bitcoin 2017 keine Frage des „ob“, sondern des „wann“.

Des pirates informatiques attaquent le fabricant d’ordinateurs portables Compal et exigent une rançon de 1100 bitcoins

Le fabricant taïwanais d’ordinateurs portables Compal a été victime d’une attaque avec demande de rançon le week-end dernier. Les pirates exigent maintenant une rançon de 1 100 bitcoins.

10 novembre 2020 | AtoZ Markets – Le fabricant taïwanais d’ordinateurs portables Compal Electronics a été victime du virus DoppelPaymer. Pour décrypter les fichiers, les pirates ont exigé 1 100 BTC (près de 17 millions de dollars à l’heure où nous écrivons), selon Bleeping Computer.

Compal touché par un logiciel de rançon

Compal, qui produit des Bitcoin System portables pour des sociétés comme Apple, Acer, Dell et Toshiba, a été attaquée ce week-end. Au départ, la société a annoncé des problèmes dans le fonctionnement des systèmes d’information des bureaux et ses soupçons que la raison en était une attaque de pirates informatiques.

Comme Bleeping Computer l’a découvert par la suite, Compal a été victime du malware DoppelPaymer, connu pour attaquer les réseaux d’entreprise en accédant aux droits d’administrateur et en les utilisant pour se propager sur les réseaux Windows.

Auparavant, DoppelPaymer avait attaqué la compagnie pétrolière mexicaine Pemex. Les pirates ont ensuite exigé une rançon de 100 BTC pour avoir décrypté les fichiers des sites et services municipaux de la ville de Torrance.

Selon les experts du Groupe IB, DoppelPaymer était parmi les trois plus agressifs et les plus gourmands en matière de cryptage en 2019.
Courtier du mois

Les attaques par rançon sont en augmentation

Les attaques de rançon dans le monde entier ont augmenté depuis que l’adoption de la cryptographie s’est généralisée. Par exemple, le gouvernement de Singapour a révélé en juin qu’il y avait eu une augmentation des attaques par demande de rançon en 2019 dans le pays.

Comme l’a rapporté AtoZ Markets en juillet, la plus grande entreprise de télécommunications d’Argentine a été victime d’un piratage avec demande de rançon. Les pirates ont exigé une rançon Monero d’une valeur de 7,5 millions de dollars.

Lire aussi : La banque chilienne BancoEstado met fin à ses opérations suite à une attaque par logiciel de rançon

En outre, l’Agence de cybersécurité et de protection des infrastructures (CISA), le FBI et le ministère américain de la santé et des services sociaux (HHS) ont averti les établissements de santé américains de la „menace croissante et imminente“ des attaques de logiciels de rançon Trickbot.
Ce que vous pouvez faire pour vous protéger

Toute personne qui met régulièrement à jour son système informatique et qui pratique ne serait-ce que le strict minimum de la sécurité informatique a très peu à craindre. Les utilisateurs de PC sont les principales cibles des logiciels malveillants, suivis de près par les utilisateurs de Mac. Les utilisateurs de Linux ne peuvent pas non plus se reposer sur leurs lauriers, bien qu’ils soient les moins exposés aux logiciels malveillants.

Bullish overview: These billionaires are already huge Bitcoin fans

Bitcoin is still viewed by some as a scam or something of little intrinsic worth.

That is changing, however, as prominent institutional investors and billionaires are now behind Bitcoin.

Here is a quick recap of some of the many billionaires who support Immediate Bitcoin.

Bitcoin has a list of billionaires who support it

Bitcoin is still viewed by some as a scam or something of little intrinsic worth. However, both private investors and prominent institutional investors are now beginning to recognize Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies as a whole.

Here’s a quick recap of the many billionaires who advocate Bitcoin:

Stanley Printmiller, a multi-billion dollar asset manager known for predicting the 2008 Great Recession. His net worth is estimated at over $ 4 billion.

Paul Tudor Jones, a friend of Druckermiller and also a multi-billion dollar asset manager.

Jack Dorsey, also CEO of Square and Twitter. Dorsey has given Square entry into the cryptocurrency space and has cited Bitcoin as the internet’s most likely contender for a native currency.

Abigail Johnson, CEO of the world’s largest asset manager Fidelity Investments. She has mined Bitcoin since 2014 and pushed the asset into the cryptocurrency space with a prime brokerage service.

Chamath Palihapitiya, a Canadian-American venture capitalist who once held 5% of the Bitcoin supply with a number of partners. He is also the chairman of Virgin Galactic.

Stanley Druckermiller is likely to be the biggest BTC bull

Some argue that Stanley Druckermiller’s endorsement of Bitcoin may have been its biggest advocate yet.

On Monday, the billionaire Wall Street investor spoke to CNBC about his thoughts on the markets. Widely regarded as one of the best money managers in the world, Druckermiller said he thought Bitcoin might be a better bet on inflation than gold.

While he admitted that he owns more gold than Bitcoin on a dollar basis, he expects BTC to catch up in terms of its price action.

According to the investor, the coin has „a great attraction“ for millennial investors and „West Coast money“.

Raoul Pal, CEO of Real Vision and a friend of Druckermiller, commented on this news by saying:

“The importance of the largest and most respected money manager in the world – Stan Druckermiller, who said earlier that he is already Long Bitcoin, cannot be overestimated. This removes any obstacle for any type of hedge fund or foundation that wants to invest … „

Many investors are currently reluctant to buy Bitcoin because they pigeonhole it with criminals or think it is something „normal“ investors shouldn’t own. But with one of the best investors in the world now advocating Bitcoin , capital allocations in this area could rise rapidly.

GazpromBank per offrire il trading e la custodia di Bitcoin in Svizzera

  • La FINMA autorizza la filiale russa per il commercio e la custodia di Bitcoin in Svizzera
  • Servizi che includono l’acquisto, la vendita, il trading Bitcoin e la custodia
  • Gazprombank per facilitare il trading tra le valute cripto e fiat

Le finanze svizzere testimoniano l’era dei cripto-criptatori, sanzionando le istituzioni che forniscono servizi basati sulla cripto-moneta in Svizzera. La filiale russa Gazprombank, con sede in Svizzera, ha ottenuto l’approvazione degli enti finanziari svizzeri per la stessa.

Gazprom è ora pronta ad offrire una varietà di servizi legati alla crittografia che includono il trading e la custodia di Bitcoin Trader in Svizzera.

Annunciato il 29 ottobre, Gazprombank, con sede a Zurigo, ha confermato il ricevimento dell’approvazione da parte dell’Autorità federale di vigilanza sui mercati finanziari (FINMA) per facilitare il commercio di valuta digitale sul mercato finanziario svizzero. Gazprombank è uno dei primi 5 istituti finanziari russi e il terzo in Europa per numero di azioni.

Negoziazione e custodia di Bitcoin in Svizzera

Gazprombank è il fornitore leader di prodotti e servizi bancari convenzionali per clienti corporali e istituzionali. L’approvazione segna l’autorità crittografica della banca nella regione, e il portafoglio prodotti sarà testimone di caratteristiche potenziate per il trading e la custodia di Bitcoin. È probabile che la banca offra al commercio di fiat e altre valute crittografiche.

L’annuncio includeva dettagli sulla fase iniziale di implementazione, in cui i servizi menzionati saranno aperti ad una specifica base di clienti e ad una linea di prodotti aggiuntivi come soluzioni di archiviazione dati specifiche per le istituzioni e il trading di Bitcoin (BTC). I piani a lungo termine includono l’imbarco in altre importanti valute crittografiche e prodotti correlati ai suoi servizi basati sulla crittografia.

La banca ha sottolineato la crescente importanza delle attività digitali a livello globale e la sua base di clienti attuali e potenziali. La liquidità degli asset digitali è un’esigenza crescente per le attività a lungo termine, che la banca intende soddisfare con un ulteriore tocco di sicurezza svizzera di alto livello.

Diverse banche e governi stanno saltando sulla criptovaluta e il carro della banca centrale di valuta digitale nel panorama economico post-COVID-19 e questo sviluppo segna un’altra pietra miliare in questa direzione.

Alibaba Oprichter Jack Ma: Digitale valuta’s kunnen waarde creëren

De oprichter van de Alibaba Group, Jack Ma, ziet waarde in digitale valuta, maar de mondiale toezichthouders moeten het huidige kader versterken en verbeteren.

Oprichter en voormalig uitvoerend voorzitter van het multinationale technologieconglomeraat Alibaba Group, Jack Ma, is van mening dat de wereldregelgevers de wetgeving rond digitale valuta moeten verbeteren omdat ze waarde zouden kunnen creëren.

Ma: Digitale valuta’s kunnen waarde creëren

In een recente toespraak van Bloomberg bekritiseerde de Chinese miljardair het huidige wereldwijde financiële regelgevingskader voor zijn gebrek aan innovatie. Hij beweerde dat de waakhonden vooral gericht zijn op risicobeheersing, wat hen ertoe heeft aangezet om geen ontwikkelingen na te streven, en dat ze zelden „mogelijkheden voor jongeren en ontwikkelingslanden in overweging nemen“.

Volgens Ma zijn de Bazelse akkoorden een „club voor ouderen“ die alleen problemen oplost voor financiële systemen die al jaren actief zijn. Landen als China, die nog steeds als een „jeugd“ worden beschouwd, hebben meer innovatie nodig om „een ecosysteem op te bouwen voor de gezonde ontwikkeling van de lokale industrie“.

Een gebied waar regelgevers zich meer zouden kunnen richten is digitale valuta. Als de waakhonden van de wereld hun aanpak inderdaad zouden verbeteren, zouden virtuele valuta’s een essentiële rol kunnen spelen bij de opbouw van een financieel systeem dat in de komende 30 jaar zal worden gebruikt, voegde hij eraan toe.

„Digitale valuta zou waarde kunnen creëren, en we zouden moeten nadenken over hoe we een nieuw soort financieel systeem kunnen opzetten door middel van digitale valuta.

Hij heeft het (waarschijnlijk) niet over Bitcoin

Hoewel Alibaba’s oprichter niet specificeerde wat hij precies in gedachten had bij het gebruik van de term „digitale valuta“, suggereert zijn geschiedenis dat het waarschijnlijk geen Bitcoin was. Een paar jaar geleden waarschuwde Ma de mensen om voorzichtig te zijn en zei dat hij wegblijft van de primaire cryptocurrency omdat het „een zeepbel“ zou kunnen zijn.

Maar hij was beduidend gunstiger voor de onderliggende technologie van Bitcoin – blokketen. Het bedrijf dat hij heeft opgericht is de afgelopen jaren betrokken geweest bij talloze projecten die verband houden met de blokketen. Alibaba lanceerde vorig jaar zelfs twee DLT-filialen in Shanghai.

Bovendien werd in een recent rapport benadrukt dat Alibaba het bedrijf is met de meeste patenten op blokkettingen.

Dus, als Ma niet verwijst naar Bitcoin als de digitale valuta met waarde, dan heeft hij het misschien over het aankomende China CBDC. Alibaba heeft samengewerkt met andere grote Chinese organisaties, zoals China Merchant Bank, Tencent en Huawei, om de digitale valuta van de nationale centrale bank te ontwikkelen.

Bovendien is het meest bevolkte land ter wereld ook openlijk pro-blockchain geweest en heeft het opnieuw bevestigd dat Bitcoin en andere cryptocurrency’s officieel verboden zijn binnen zijn grenzen.

Are cryptomaps safe?

The good and the bad sides of the Bitcoin network

It is ten years since cryptomorphs were introduced into our lives and their advocates have pointed to it as the safest form of currency. Although I take a similar view, over that time we have realized that even the best security systems are subject to failure. In this article, we look at the good, the bad and the dark (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly) of cryptomo coins based on the Bitcoin network.

The Good: Bitcoin Security Protocol

Cryptography like Bitcoin uses cryptography as the basis of its protocol to create an unspecified, decentralised currency. In the case of Bitcoin, the SHA-256 encryption adopted both for its Working Proof structure and for transaction authentication.

The security of the Bitcoin protocol is provided based on one of its critical features? the transaction blockchain. When we talk about blockchain we should think of a number of blocks that have transaction records. The blockchain starts with the seminal block, which is also described as the genesis block. The creation of a chain of blocks occurs when transactions and hashes resolved add new blocks after the genesis block.

In simpler terms, the blockchain used to support Bitcoin records data about transactions, including the sender, recipient, the volume of Bitcoins transferred, as well as the transaction time. Thus, every 10 minutes all the transfers that occurred in this period are grouped in a block.

Bitcoin generation. In this process, the miners reach a consensus on which transfers are authentic, and then these are added to the network.

Within the Bitcoin protocol, the blockchain that has gone through the most Work is considered the best. Therefore, the entire protocol uses this blockchain as a reference for authenticating transactions. Once a transaction is validated, it results in Bitcoins expense.

Now, let’s consider a situation where there is malicious activity in the Bitcoin network, such as if an individual wants to spend Bitcoins that he does not actually own. In such a scenario, the transaction is cancelled and removed from the rest of the blockchain because the network of miners identifies the fraudulent nature of such a transfer.

If you are wondering what the difference is between the blockchain technology, the underlying platform for Bitcoin Freedom transactions, and the traditional techniques in use today, the answer is simple. Conventional approaches have a single point of failure, which means that malicious parties only need to infiltrate a central server in order to execute traditional attacks.

In contrast, in the blockchain the situation is different due to its decentralised nature. It eliminates the possibility of the network having a single point of failure/attack. Essentially, the devices that maintain the network function are distributed around the world. Therefore, if a single device is dysfunctional, all others will still support the network’s smooth operation.

The Bad: Violations

As we have seen, the Bitcoin protocol is almost impenetrable when thought in isolation. However, the same cannot be said of the platforms and amenities that deal with Bitcoin transactions. Let’s see some examples:

Inputs.io

This company operates as a Bitcoin portfolio service provider. However, at the end of 2013 the company was subject to two hacking incidents. Cumulatively, up to 4,100 Bitcoins with an estimated value of US$ 1.2 million were stolen.

This attack was executed through a social engineering attack that allowed hackers to access the company’s infrastructure hosted on Linode, which is a cloud hosting provider. By infiltrating several email accounts, including one created by the founder of inputs.io six years before the attack, the hacker was able to gain access to the platform’s Linode account and changed his password.

Mt. Gox

It was probably the biggest violation so far. She even forced this former leader of Bitcoin’s exchange services to file for a concordat after US$468 million coins disappeared from the platform.

The decline of Mt.Gox began in February 2017, when the company stopped withdrawals from Bitcoin as a result of heavy distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks focused on capitalising on Bitcoin’s transaction malleability. Transaction malleability refers to a situation where transactions are changed to look like they failed, when in reality they were successful.

Although Mt.Gox cited the transaction malleability as the main reason for its collapse, internal company data that leaked showed that in addition to this problem, the service had weak security protocols as well as weak accounting procedures.

The situation at Mt.Gox was further impaired as other service providers, such as Bitstamp, were able to solve their transaction malleability challenge and resume operations within days of freezing transactions.

Pony‘ Botnet

For about 5 months, between September 2013 and January 2014, cybercriminals used a botnet called ‚Pony‘ to infect a considerable number of PCs. As a result, hackers stole $220,000 worth of Bitcoins.

To put it in context, ‚Pony‘ is the same botnet that was discovered for compromising more than two million passwords and keeping them on a server configured by the criminals. ‚Pony‘ infiltrated the PCs and stole Bitcoin wallets stored locally on the affected devices. This case illustrates the risks associated with maintaining Bitcoin wallets on devices with an Internet connection.

The obscure: 51% attack

Although the 51% attack does not qualify as a security breach in the original sense of the term, it does pose the greatest risk to the Bitcoin network. If an individual or a group of people has more than 50% of the computing power within the network, it will be exposed to that type of attack. This is possible because the computing power advantage can be used to bifurcate the primary transaction blockchain and engage in fraudulent activities, such as double spending.

While the possibility of such an attack seems impossible, the Bitcoin network almost suffered such an attack in 2017. Bitcoin enthusiasts were nervous when the Ghash.io, which is a mining pool, came close to the dreaded 50% limit. However, the problem was solved quickly and efficiently due to the migration of miners from this platform to smaller pools, as well as the pool’s decision to restrict approval of new miners.

This case has been solved independently, which may suggest that the network itself can manage its risks, however, being dependent on miners and pool owners doing the „right“ thing is problematic and brings insecurity to the system. Although the distribution of mining authority has declined in terms of concentration, the reality is that we are still subject to a 51% attack.

Conclusion

It is difficult to refute the notion that in fact the Bitcoin network has security problems. However, we can conclude that security breaches and challenges are related to the people and services that trade and store the Bitcoins, and are not a result of the protocol itself.

For example, theft performed on inputs.io, as well as the use of the ‚Pony‘ botnet capitalised from wallets kept online on PCs connected to the Internet. On the other hand, although the loss incurred in the Mt.Gox scandal was in fact from wallets stored outside the Internet, there is general consensus that the problem was a direct result of the automated system adopted by the platform, which collected data from offline wallets.

This Wall Street ogre is spending money to get his hands on cryptocurrency

Always more bitcoins – The Grayscale investment fund regularly breaks its records for buying bitcoins and other crypto-assets. We barely had time to tell you about their recent records when the group is already breaking another. Crypto Code now administers the equivalent of $ 7.3 billion in cryptocurrency on behalf of its clients.

$ 300 million worth of cryptos acquired in one day

There is not even a month, we reported the (now former) purchase record of 183 million bitcoins in 3 days of Grayscale .

The latter buys underlying crypto-assets to feed its investment funds and then sells shares in these funds, to make life easier for institutional investors (who then do not have to manage or store their cryptocurrencies directly).

As Barry Silbert , co-founder and CEO of Grayscale proudly announces , the latest record crushes all previous ones:

“An addition of $ 300 million in crypto-assets under management in a single day. “

$ 1.4 billion in crypto added since late September

By adding up the 9 cryptocurrencies that make up Grayscale’s funds – including Bitcoin and Ethereum which constitute the major part , the valuation of its digital assets under management now reaches $ 7.3 billion , an increase of 1.4 billion dollars. dollars within a month .

The acceleration of acquisitions took place in the last week before the publication of these new figures. This has indeed seen the purchase of $ 1 billion in cryptoassets over 7 days .

Even though the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust and Grayscale Ethereum Trust funds are by far the largest in terms of value – $ 6 billion and $ 942 million respectively , it should be noted that Litecoin (LTC) appears to have an impressive premium .

While litecoins value of each share of Grayscale litecoin Trust is 5.12 dollars , they bought 68 dollars by institutional investors. The latter are therefore ready to pay a surcharge of 1,328% above the price of LTC to acquire it.

If products intended for institutional investors are starting to approach the market price for Bitcoin , it would seem that large altcoins are still hardly accessible to them .