BlackRock könnte Bitcoin-Futures kaufen

BlackRock könnte Bitcoin-Futures kaufen, sagen SEC-Akten

Investment-Management-Riese hat zaghafte Pläne, einen Teil seines Vermögens in Bitcoin-Futures zu investieren.

  • BlackRock hat in zwei neuen Einreichungen bei der US-Börsenaufsicht SEC Pläne geäußert, Mittel für Bitcoin-Futures bereitzustellen.
  • Die Firma erforscht Blockchain bereits seit 2015.
  • BlackRock hat jedoch noch kein Bitcoin-Investment getätigt.

BlackRock plant, in Bitcoin-Futures bei Crypto Bank zu investieren, laut zwei neuen Einreichungen bei der U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Zwei Einreichungen bei der SEC

Zwei Einreichungen (mit dem Titel BlackRock Funds V und BlackRock Global Allocation Fund, Inc.) beziehen sich auf die Möglichkeit, dass BlackRock in Bitcoin-Futures-Kontrakte investieren wird. Jede Einreichung besagt, dass bestimmte BlackRock-Fonds „in Futures-Kontrakte auf Bitcoin investieren können.“

Jedes Dokument umreißt auch die Risiken von Bitcoin, nämlich regulatorische Änderungen, Preisvolatilität und Illiquidität aufgrund geringer Handelsvolumina.

Die Unterlagen beziehen sich nicht speziell auf Bitcoin; viele andere Arten von Investitionen werden ebenfalls diskutiert, einschließlich Wertpapiere und Rohstoffe.

Noch keine Investition

BlackRock äußerte zunächst Interesse an Kryptowährungen, als es 2015 eine Blockchain-Arbeitsgruppe zusammenstellte. Dann, im Jahr 2018, erwog die Firma die Möglichkeit eines börsengehandelten Bitcoin-Fonds (ETF), etwas, das in den USA noch nicht genehmigt wurde.

Das Interesse des Unternehmens an Kryptowährungen hat sich seither schrittweise entwickelt. Im vergangenen November schlug der Chief Investment Officer des Unternehmens vor, dass Bitcoin das Potenzial hat, Gold zu ersetzen.

Wenn die Pläne, die in den SEC-Einreichungen dieses Monats skizziert wurden, weitergehen, wird dies die erste Bitcoin-bezogene Investition der Firma sein. Es ist jedoch noch nicht klar, ob BlackRocks vorgeschlagene Pläne genehmigt werden oder ob sie umgesetzt werden.

BlackRock ist die größte Vermögensverwaltungsgesellschaft der Welt. Es hat derzeit mehr als $7,8 Billionen Assets under Management.

Zum Zeitpunkt der Erstellung dieses Artikels hielt dieser Autor weniger als $50 an Bitcoin, Ethereum und Altcoins.

All eyes on Elon Musk: when will the Tesla founder get into Bitcoin?

Elon Musk lets it be known that he has all the qualifications to become a bitcoiner. Is the PayPal founder already toying with BTC? The opinion ECHO.

When does he jump up?

Ever since Microstrategy boss Michael Saylor enriched his company with around 70,000 Bitcoin (BTC), the scene has been hoping for an even more prominent rock scientist to jump on the Bitcoin train: Elon Musk . As a tech entrepreneur, the community now sees the richest person on earth as being predestined to participate in the Bitcoin market.

It is true that Musk had repeatedly commented on BTC in the past. However, the entrepreneur was unable to elicit clear statements on whether or not Musk sympathized with digital gold.

Now Musk’s BTC journey is entering the next round

After Ben Mezrich, author of „Accidental Billionaires“, tweeted that he „would never refuse to be paid in Bitcoin again“, Musk replied „neither do I.“

It comes as no surprise that the community would fervently pounce on every move the billionaire made about Bitcoin. Interestingly, the Tesla founder let it be known that he definitely has an opinion on BTC and Co.

Make money in cryptocurrencies with the power of your PC? A review of GamerHash

A quick rhetorical question: what does your PC gamer upscale its computing power when you do not play video games? When you’re on Facebook, writing e-corn, or watching Netflix, for example. The answer, of course, is this: It only uses a tiny fraction of maximum capacity when it isn’t doing any heavy-duty tasks like graphics-demanding video games.

Wouldn’t it be interesting then to be able to “ rent ” this unused computing power to earn money when your computer uses little of its CPU and GPU?

The GamerHash team claims they can help you with this. Truth be told, as long as you enjoy playing video games, they promise to help you earn passive income even if you don’t have a high-end PC. We will come back to this later.

First, we’ll take a look at what Bitcoin Future really is and, more importantly, if it really is a convenient way for you to generate passive income in cryptocurrency.

GamerHash? What is that ?

GamerHash is a Polish blockchain company founded in 2017. The company claims to have created an innovative, blockchain-powered application that allows you to monetize your PC’s computing power. Kind of like a self-funded supercomputer, they add.

Under the hood, GamerHash bears some resemblance to multi-currency mining pool systems. However, as a platform it seems a bit bigger than any regular mining pool. In addition, the ecosystem has greater potential due to its design.

The principle is simple. GamerHash offers an eponymous application that evaluates your computer’s capabilities at any given time, then automatically determines how best to earn the passive income that has been promised to you by using your PC’s unused resources to mine cryptocurrency.

Gamers then receive daily income in BTC on the platform’s wallet .

You can spend your GamerHash winnings in much the way you want. For example, you can place your earned bitcoins as an investment. You can also use them to buy games from GamerHash’s online store, pay for groceries, purchase a Netflix or Spotify subscription, etc. There are over 600 digital products on the platform store.

Who is GamerHash for?

Anyone with a laptop or desktop (Windows 7 and later) and an internet connection can download and use the GamerHash app. That said, you can earn sizable passive income even without a high-end computer. In this case, rather than renting computing power, you will earn your money by performing tasks within the games. This is the “ Play & Earn ” module .

From appearances, GamerHash has done a remarkable job with an app that is easy to use for almost everyone, including inexperienced users.

Il patrimonio BitGo in custodia cresce fino a 16 miliardi di dollari tra gli investimenti istituzionali

La società fiduciaria digitale BitGo ha annunciato il 24 dicembre di avere 16 miliardi di dollari in custodia (AUC). Gli esperti del settore ritengono che questo potrebbe essere dovuto al fatto che i grandi investitori cercano una sicurezza di livello istituzionale per la custodia.

L’amministratore delegato della BitGo

Inoltre, l’amministratore delegato della BitGo, Mike Belshe, ha affermato che la società ha riscontrato un „interesse senza precedenti“ da parte degli investitori istituzionali a seguito dell’impatto economico della pandemia. Tanto più che l’interesse istituzionale per la Ethereum Code continua a crescere. Affermare che il rally bitcoin del 2020 è stata un’altra ragione per questo sviluppo, ha detto Mike Belshe in una dichiarazione:

BitGo si è posta l’obiettivo di creare fiducia e di aprire la strada agli investimenti tradizionali in beni digitali.

Oltre all’adozione, le aziende guardavano al patrimonio digitale anche come a una migliore copertura contro l’inflazione, invece che all’oro. Infatti, il gruppo Global Markets Strategy di J.P. Morgan ha visto il bitcoin come un’alternativa all’oro e ha suggerito un „raddoppio o triplicazione“ dei prezzi del bitcoin in futuro.

Una società quotata in borsa

Recentemente, Mogo, una società quotata in borsa, ha effettuato un investimento iniziale fino a 1,5 milioni di dollari in bitcoin. Prima di questo, MicroStrategy ha acquistato altri ~29.646 Bitcoin. Il 16 dicembre, la società d’investimento Ruffer ha destinato circa il 2,5% del suo fondo multi-strategie a Bitcoin, che all’epoca ammontava a 15 milioni di dollari di acquisto.

BitGo è sostenuta da Digital Currency Group, Galaxy Digital Ventures, Valor Equity Partners e Goldman Sachs, tra gli altri. In precedenza, l’azienda aveva fatto notizia tra le speculazioni che PayPal Inc. stava cercando di acquisire BitGo. All’epoca, i rappresentanti di entrambe le società non rilasciarono una dichiarazione ufficiale al riguardo.

Al tempo della stampa, la Bitcoin valeva 23.361,43 dollari, con un volume di scambi di dollari in 24 ore. Il prezzo della BTC è sceso dello 0,1% e dell’1,3% rispettivamente nelle fasce orarie e giornaliere.

The Swiss Central Bank continues its curious experiments – Central bank digital currency on the horizon?

Switzerland is also taking part in the race – The Swiss Central Bank is taking a new step in the creation of its MNBC. She is looking for commercial banks to scrupulously test her crypto-franc.

First conclusive tests

It has been some time now since the Swiss National Bank (SNB) started various tests with a view to issuing an MNBC.

But it was in early December that she finally published a document summarizing her work with the BIS (Bank of International Settlement) in the context of large transfers between banks .

After initial favorable results, the SNB is preparing to test its cryptocurrency as part of the launch of the SIX Digital Exchange , in 2021. This appears to be the ideal infrastructure to test the newly created MNBC.

In reality, the next step is to test the adaptability of the MNBC with commercial banks . This is why the SNB claims to be currently looking for a guinea pig:

“We are now looking for local banks who are willing to participate, as it involves some costs for them. They will need to be able to adapt their own systems to participate. „

Statement by Thomas Moser, deputy member of the Executive Board of the Swiss National Bank at The Block
Tests gathered in the Helvetia project
All of these tests are part of a project called Helvetia. Its main objective is to set up proofs of concept to test the viability of an MNBC.

This project included 2 different proofs of concept :

The first on tokenization , namely the issue of the MNBC

The second concerns „detokenization „, namely the delivery against payment of the tokenized asset.
However, this project is only the beginning of a long series of tests.

“The Helvetia project is a first step towards this broader understanding of the implications for the financial system. There is still work to be done to establish a clear vision of the role of a central bank in any future system. “

For its part, the Central Bank of France is continuing its tests in partnership with Société Générale . It remains to be seen who will be the first country on the European continent to adopt a central bank cryptocurrency.

Ser tilbage, bevæger os fremad: Cryptos mest indflydelsesrige i 2020

Hvem flyttede nålen på krypto i år? Hvad var de projekter, der var vigtige? Hvem knuste glasloftet og brød formen?

Fra DeFi til bitcoins sidste års stigning var 2020 fuld af store historier, trends og personligheder. Deltag i os, da CoinDesk afslører sin 2020 mest indflydelsesrige liste, et udvalg af 12 personer, der hjalp med at skubbe branchen frem i år.

Dag 1: Mest indflydelsesrige Revisited: Hvor er de nu?

Mandag 7. december 2020 | 13.00 ET

Hvert år siden 2014 har CoinDesk identificeret de „mest indflydelsesrige“ medlemmer af kryptosamfundet. I de tidlige dage var teknologien revolutionerende, men mainstream-adoption var ingen steder i sigte. Samfundet havde brug for påvirkere for at sprede opmærksomhed, opbygge tillid og skabe præcedenser for, at den digitale valutaindustri kunne nå sit fulde potentiale.

Disse evangelister brød igennem al den hvide støj og indledte en ny bølge af entusiaster ind i rummet. For at genkende deres bidrag lancerede CoinDesk sin „mest indflydelsesrige“ franchise for at fremhæve personer, der flyttede nålen.

I dette CoinDesk Live-segment, der er indstillet til dagen før lanceringen af den mest indflydelsesrige 2020-liste, ser CoinDesk podcastredaktør Adam Levine, CoinDesk-veteranen Bailey Reutzel og Peter McCormack, vært for podcasten „What Bitcoin Up Did“ tilbage til den første liste og gøre status over branchens fremskridt.

De vil dele historier fra de tidlige dage, opdatere os om, hvor Class of 2014 nu er, og interviewe Lyn Ulbricht fra Free Ross-kampagnen.

Dag 2: Introduktion til det mest indflydelsesrige 2020

Tirsdag 8. december 2020 | 13.00 ET

2020 var et vandskelår for kryptovalutaindustrien. Fra DeFi og stablecoins til CBDC’er og bitcoin blev afhandlinger valideret, vedtagelse bugnede, og et helt nyt finansielt system syntes muligt.

Deltag i en live begivenhed på, YouTube og Twitter, når vi sorterer disse trends og annoncerer vinderne af årets mest indflydelsesrige liste.

China Construction Bank refused to issue $3 billion in block bonds.

The exchange was notified on 20 November that China Construction Bank had given up its initial plans.

Fusang has already started returning funds to investors. Why the sponsor and issuer Longbond Ltd suddenly changed their plans is not explained.

At the beginning of November, it became known that Crowd Millionaire and China Construction Bank, in cooperation with Fusang, would issue $3 billion worth of debt securities on a block listing.

In mid-November, Fusang announced that the listing had been postponed.

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Bitcoin address activity reached a two-year high

Transaction activity in the Bitcoin network continues to break records.

The report of the Unfolded team using CoinMetrics‘ service data states that the number of bitcoin addresses performing transactions on a daily basis has increased to 1.19 million, the highest level since January 2018.

The researchers presented a graph from which it can be seen that the number of transactions at the blockhead steadily increased during the so-called BTC Rally in November.

Let us remind you that the largest digital currency this month is showing very good results. The coin on Saturday 21 November exceeded $18,600. Many analysts say that there is a high probability of a repeat of the famous 2017 race, when the bitcoin on some trading floors reached $20,000.

The so-called Greed Index last Friday reached its highest level since June 2019, when the crypt currency traded at $14,000. This index was 94 points.

This trend indicates that investors are afraid to lose out on the market, so purchases are likely to increase.

The analysts of the Skew team are also optimistic. In their opinion, the chances of reaching $20,000 this year are approximately 25%.

In October, the probability of a repeat race three years ago was only 7%. Against the backdrop of capital inflows to the Bitcoin, the minimers have also intensified. The network hash rate exceeded 130 exahes per second (EH/s) on 20 November.

Chainalysis: As Instituições Querem Incertezas Macroeconômicas de Ponta com Bitcoin

O interesse da instituição no mercado de moedas criptográficas é motivado pelo desejo de se proteger contra a incerteza macroeconômica, acredita Chainalysis, uma empresa de análise de cadeias de bloqueios. Em um novo relatório, a empresa de análise afirma que o atual rally de criptografia é diferente da corrida de touro de 2017 em quem está comprando bitcoin (EXANTE: Bitcoin) e por quê.

Chainalysis determina 2020 como o ano em que o dinheiro institucional começou a fluir para o espaço Bitcoin Trader. Em particular, a empresa mostra que há um aumento significativo nas transferências de alto valor enviadas das trocas de moedas criptográficas em 2020.

A empresa focada na cadeia de bloqueio estima que em 2020 as trocas criptográficas enviaram aproximadamente 19% mais transferências no valor de US$ 1 milhão ou mais, enquanto que a BTC ultrapassou US$ 10.000 em comparação a 2017.

„Isso sugere que os indivíduos por trás dessas transferências têm mais dinheiro para gastar, como esperaríamos quando investidores maiores se envolvessem“, aponta a empresa.

Chainalysis diz que o atual aumento do bitcoin contém vantagens não apenas quanto ao próprio aumento dos preços, mas também quanto ao motivo pelo qual eles estão aumentando. Desta vez, os investidores se tornaram mais savvier e mais estratégicos, destaca a empresa.

Em outubro de 2020, Chainalysis enfatizou que as instituições financeiras deveriam avaliar individualmente cada troca de moedas criptográficas com as quais seus clientes fazem transações para gerenciar riscos adequadamente.

Bitcoin: A black hole?

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Iran’s central bank soon Bitcoin whale?

In the opinion-ECHO today we encounter two different narratives. One sees Bitcoin as the dominant asset in the world. The other clashes with Bitcoin’s supposed inefficiency.

The fact that Bitcoin will be the dominant asset class in 2020 should not have escaped many. Despite bullish stock market trends, BTC beats competing investment products by far. Not only Bitcoiners, but also figures from the traditional financial sector are now recognizing this. One person who has already changed sides in the past is Raoul Pal. The ex-hedge fund manager and CEO of Real Vision has been considered a „Bitcoin convert“ for some time now and embeds the crypto-market events in the current macro environment.

European potential: quality stocks and hidden champions

DJE Kapital AG – The European stock market looks favourable compared to the US-American one, but that alone is not an investment criterion for Maximilian Köhn, the fund manager of „DJE – Europe“. He rather sees the future potential of Europe in quality stocks and hidden champions from the second and third tier.

This is what happened last Tuesday. In a Twitter thread, the investor measures the BTC buying power against other assets such as gold, silver, stocks and bonds. The result: no other asset has even the slightest chance of keeping up with BTC performance.

Meanwhile, according to Pal, it hardly makes sense to have any other assets in the portfolio at all.

The performance of Bitcoin is SO dominant and SO all-encompassing that it will suck up and spit out every other asset. Never before in my career have I seen a trade with such dominance that it makes almost no sense to hold other assets.
Raoul Pal (translation of the tweet).

Bitcoin and Visa – a bad comparison

How much Bitcoin stands at the beginning of its journey, shows up meanwhile again and again on the basis expressions of opinion from a more conservative part of the financial industry. World financial journalist Daniel Eckert for instance triggers the Bitcoin scene gladly with comparisons like this one:

On the base layer, Bitcoin comes to just seven transactions per second. Too little, critics say. There visa is nevertheless clearly faster. But the comparison is misleading. After all, Bitcoin is less a payment network than more a monetary base layer with its own monetary policy controlled by the users. Bitcoin makes a compromise between transaction throughput and security and optimizes on the second aspect – and that is a good thing. After all, the highest maxim of monetary goods should be a focus on confidence building. And this only develops if the network rules can be controlled by all participants.

Moreover, decentralized networks like BTC scale less well than their centralized counterparts like Visa. Speed, throughput and the like can be compensated as a second or third layer afterwards.

Anyone who wants to send money quickly from A to B already has all the possibilities. Unless you want to send assets to countries with dysfunctional financial systems such as Iran, you need alternatives.