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Ethereum: absolute record for the price of ETH, miners‘ revenues explode

The price of Ether (ETH) followed the stratospheric breakthrough of Bitcoin (BTC). It has just achieved a new record at $ 1,790. With transaction costs that have never been higher, the income earned by miners is also at record levels. Update on the situation.

Ether (ETH) hits a new all-time high …

Bitcoin (BTC) surpassed $ 48,000 this morning , crossing a never-before-seen threshold for the largest cryptocurrency. Altcoins are therefore following the trend, especially the native Ethereum cryptocurrency (ETH) , which was already in great shape in recent weeks. Early this morning, ETH hit $ 1,790, a new all-time high:

In just over a day, the price of Ether jumped + 15%. ETH’s previous all-time high was set on February 5, at $ 1,760. Since then, the second largest cryptocurrency had fallen to $ 1,520, before starting to rise again since yesterday. ETH’s capitalization now exceeds $ 200 billion .

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… and the miners rake in substantial sums

Beyond making a few happy investors, the breakthrough of ETH also has an impact on the miners of the network. As the analysis firm Glassnode notes, miners‘ incomes have skyrocketed . The transaction costs of the Ethereum network are indeed at their highest in recent days, which increases the income generated by minors:

Record Ethereum ETH miners income

Last Friday, the miners thus released 3.74 million dollars in less than an hour : this is also a record. Glassnode also points to the influence of new smart contracts on this trend:

“ With gas costs which remain high […] and d are smart transaction contracts may consume the gas, which are becoming the norm, network miners earn more than ever. “

Will it be temporary? This is possible, since a proposal for improving the network (EIP-1559) proposes to modify the way in which the fees are applied for transactions on Ethereum. In the meantime, the goose that lays the golden eggs will continue to attract miners . According to several reports, Chinese miners are buying massive RTX 3000 laptops , in order to use them to mine ETH …

Next round for Bitcoin ETF: After VanEck, Valkyrie is back in the race

The US investment company Valkyrie has filed an application for a Bitcoin ETF with the American SEC. This is evident from a registration form dated January 22nd.

The US asset manager Valkyrie Digital Assets wants to usher in the next step in Bitcoin adoption

The mutual fund recently filed an application for a Bitcoin ETF with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Valkyrie thus documents the latest case in which an investment company tried to register an ETF based on digital gold. So far, however, all attempts at the SEC have failed.

Valkyrie Digital Assets is a subsidiary of Valkyrie Investments. Specifically, the “Valkyrie Bitcoin Fund” is to be deposited “physically” through Bitcoin. The American crypto exchange Coinbase serves as custodian. The S-1 form states the investment objective:

The investment objective of the trust is that the shares will reflect the performance of a bitcoin as represented by the index, less the liabilities and expenses of the trust.

VanEck also with an application for Bitcoin ETF

But Valkyrie is not alone in this. With VanEck, the competition even comes from within the country. The investment company with headquarters in New York even registered its Bitcoin ETF before the turn of the year . VanEck had previously failed in 2019 with a corresponding application to the SEC. In return, Germany was able to look forward to the introduction of a Bitcoin ETN on the Xetra exchange. BTC-ECHO found out in an interview that the US asset manager likes to compare Bitcoin with gold .

New SEC boss is considered crypto-savvy

The recent rumors about the appointment of the new SEC chief under the Biden administration are likely reasons for cautious optimism. As reported by BTC-ECHO , among others , US President Biden plans to appoint the economist Gary Gensler as the new chairman of the tax authority. Gensler was previously chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). He is considered an expert in the crypto sector and with his expertise could significantly contribute to the introduction of a solid Bitcoin ETF.

Previsão de preço a vista Bitcoin: BCH/USD vira em baixa; o suporte de $440 pode ser mantido?

Previsão de preços da BCH – 12 de janeiro

O indicador técnico revela que o preço do BCH pode continuar o impulso descendente.

  • Mercado BCH/USD
  • Níveis chave:
  • Níveis de resistência: $600, $650, $700
  • Níveis de suporte: $350, $300, $250
    BCHUSD – Gráfico diário

Há alguns dias, o BCH/USD atingiu um pico de 654 dólares e, no momento, tem seguido uma tendência descendente dentro do canal. Enquanto isso, pelo preço não ficar acima de $600 arruína o quadro técnico de longo prazo da moeda. A moeda bitcoin cash terá que manter o valor atual de mercado em outros para orientar contra a pressão descendente e o suporte mais próximo espera que a moeda fique em $400. Uma vez eliminada, o lado negativo pode provavelmente crescer, com o próximo objetivo apoiando os níveis de $350, $300 e $250.

O que esperar do Bitcoin Cash (BCH)

O dinheiro em dinheiro Bitcoin está pairando a $456,27, mas ainda não está abaixo da média móvel de 21 dias depois de quebrar a média móvel de 9 dias. Do lado positivo, uma movimentação sustentada acima de $500 pode aliviar a pressão inicial negativa e criar um impulso para os touros com o foco para mover o mercado para os próximos níveis de resistência de $600, $650 e $700, respectivamente.

No momento, o RSI (14) nosedives abaixo de 60 níveis, o que indica que o impulso para baixo pode provavelmente continuar. Além disso, o suporte formado entre $450 e $400 forneceu uma proteção hermética que pode permitir que os compradores se concentrem na ação de agitação ao norte.

Mercado BCH/BTC: Continua a seguir a tendência descendente

Quando comparado com Bitcoin Evolution o gráfico diário revela que os ursos continuam mostrando algum comprometimento acima das médias móveis de 9 dias e 21 dias. Enquanto isso, seguindo os recentes sinais negativos, a tendência pode continuar a descer se os vendedores bombearem mais pressão para o mercado.

BCHBTC – Gráfico Diário

Além disso, como a linha de sinal RSI (14) sinaliza os narizes abaixo do nível 55, se os compradores puderem manter o suporte a 1341 SAT, o preço de mercado pode iniciar um movimento ascendente, enquanto que empurrando mais pode levá-lo ao nível de resistência de 1600 SAT e acima, mas um reteste pode baixar o preço para os suportes de 1100 SAT e abaixo.

Olympic Torch drivers in Brazil are ’starving‘ and sell symbol for less than 0.024 bitcoins

A scarce asset like Bitcoin, the Olympic Torch of the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil are sold on the Internet with an initial price of R$ 4 thousand

The Olympic Torch, one of the main symbols of the Olympics, the largest and oldest sports competition in the world, is being sold ‚by the sea‘ by Brazilians who are in economic difficulties due to the crisis caused by the coronavirus.

On the internet or differently with the holders of the Olympic symbol it is possible to acquire an original Olympic torch for less than 0.023 bitcoins.

On Mercado Livre, the biggest e-commerce portal in Latin America, it is possible to find ads of people selling the torch with initial value of R$ 4 thousand to R$ 120 thousand and, among the questions asked to the sellers, many buyers ask if they can pay with cryptomoedas.

„I told a little about my life: the fact that I’m trans, that at the time I was studying at the Faculty of Letters and I argued about breaking taboos. Then I was chosen. On the day, I thought I would only go there, like anyone else, to drive the torch. But when I got to the point where I would drive, I saw a lot of reporters and a lot of people. I had no idea that I was the first trans to drive the torch and the responsibility that this represented,“ highlighted Folha de São Paulo Bianka Acsa Rosa da Fonseca, who intends to sell the torch to pay bills.

Paying debts is also the desire of Ygor Marcel da Cruz Santos, who also conducted the torch in 2016 and is unemployed.

„I’d rather give up something that’s important to me than arrive at a store, a market or anywhere and know that I’m not going to go in there with my head held high because I should. I want to get my life together and be able to walk down the street again with my head held high,“ he said.

Torch is not a rare commodity

Although the Olympic torch is one of the main symbols of the Olympics, it is not a ‚rare commodity‘ and about 12,000 torches were made for Brazil’s Olympics in 2016.

They were conducted by exactly 12 thousand people during the 95 days preceding the Olympic Games that year.

However, the participants were not ‚given‘, those who had no sponsor to ‚bankroll‘ the Olympic item had to pay R$ 1,985 for the product.

So, although the item is not rare, after all there are 12 thousand torches spread throughout Brazil it is an item with scarce supply, that is, there will be no more torches, at least regarding the 2016 Olympics.

And if it depends on the son of singer Tim Maia, Carmelo Maia, the item should become even more scarce in the market, since he said he intends to buy all the available torches.

„I want the torch, because I’m a collector of any rare object -even though the torch is not rare, were distributed 12,000 of them, which is a big deal-, but I would like one because it was made an event in my country and I’m super patriotic. I’m a collector,“ he told Folha.

Medalists and Coinbase

While Olympic torch drivers sell their goods to pay off debts, Olympic athletes like world-famous tennis player Serena Jameka Williams invest in the cryptomorph market.

Since 2019, Williams through her investment company, Serena Ventures, has announced an important investment in Coinbase, the leading exchange of cryptomorphs in the U.S..

Olympics and digital currencies

While in Brazil the Olympic torch is traded by bitcoins, in China the country intends to officially launch its Central Bank Digital Currency, (CBDC), now known in the country as DC/EP, or Digital Yuan, in the Olympic Winter Games in 2022.

In 2022, Beijing will host the Olympics for the second time in its history, having hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Although there are ten other cities that have hosted the Olympics twice, Beijing will be the first to host both games.

In 2008, 6.8 million tickets were sold for the Olympic Games, and larger numbers are expected this time, especially with the success recorded so far in the Covid-19 match.

With tests in progress and incentives associated with the digital yuan project, it is expected that sufficient data will be acquired and possible adjustments made before the 2022 Olympics in Beijing.

Hotels, restaurants, and sports facilities are the main industries where the CBDC is likely to be implemented.

Recently the Chinese government also declared that the digital yuan test is „in full swing“ at the Olympic sites.

Esta empresa que cotiza en bolsa acaba de comprar $ 2 millones en Bitcoin para su tesorería

Como ha sido cubierto ampliamente por este medio, los últimos meses han visto a prominentes inversionistas institucionales asignar capital a las criptomonedas para cubrir sus carteras contra la actual inflación macroeconómica que está teniendo lugar. Además, muchos creen que Bitcoin jugará un papel cada vez más importante en las finanzas.

Por ejemplo, Paul Tudor Jones escribió en una carta a los inversores a principios de este año que cree que Bitcoin será el „caballo más rápido en la carrera“ debido a la gran inflación monetaria:

„Estamos siendo testigos de la Gran Inflación Monetaria, una expansión sin precedentes de todas las formas de dinero, diferente a todo lo que el mundo desarrollado haya visto“.

Otros inversores de Wall Street han compartido opiniones similares

Estas declaraciones han hecho que las corporaciones busquen cubrir sus carteras de inversión y tesorerías utilizando Bitcoin.

Esto comenzó a principios de este año con MicroStrategy, que compró BTC en agosto con 250 millones de dólares de dinero de la empresa porque vio la criptomoneda líder como una cobertura contra las tendencias inflacionarias. La compañía continuó duplicando BTC en los meses posteriores a eso y ahora ha aumentado más del 100 por ciento en su compra original.

Este movimiento ha empujado a otras empresas públicas a invertir en Bitcoin con dinero de la empresa para protegerse contra la devaluación del dólar estadounidense.

Otras empresas siguen el audaz movimiento de Bitcoin de MicroStrategy

Según la cuenta de Twitter „Deltaone“, que vuelve a publicar interesantes titulares de Bloomberg en su cuenta de Twitter, NexTech comprará $ 2 millones en BTC con dinero del tesoro.

NexTech es una empresa que cotiza en la bolsa de Canadá y tiene su sede en Vancouver. Es un „proveedor líder de tecnologías y servicios de experiencia de realidad virtual y aumentada (AR) para comercio electrónico, educación, conferencias y eventos“.

Sobre la inversión, el director ejecutivo de la empresa escribió :

“Nuestra inversión en Bitcoin es parte de nuestra nueva estrategia de diversificación y asignación de capital con la intención de maximizar el valor a largo plazo para nuestros accionistas. Esta inversión inicial refleja nuestra creencia de que Bitcoin es un depósito de valor a largo plazo y un activo de inversión atractivo con más potencial de apreciación a largo plazo que tener efectivo, que actualmente rinde un 0,06% „.

El ejecutivo, Evan Gappelberg, agregó que cree que Bitcoin ganará tracción frente al oro en los próximos años.

Este anuncio se produce apenas un día después de que Greenpro Capital Corporation, que cotiza en Nasdaq, anunciara un movimiento similar. Greenpro busca recaudar hasta $ 100 millones en 2021 para comprar BTC.

¿Solo tiene sentido?

Se ha argumentado que las empresas que compran Bitcoin hacen que sus respectivas acciones sean más atractivas de mantener.

La destacada compañía de investigación de acciones Citron Fund escribió en un informe de noviembre que las acciones MSTR de MicroStrategy son atractivas y son la forma principal de invertir en BTC a través del mercado de valores.

“Mientras los inversores se esfuerzan por buscar formas de capitalizar bitcoin en el mercado de valores, no busque más allá de MSTR. A estos precios en la actualidad, los inversores obtienen el mejor negocio de software de su clase con un descuento y una opción de compra gratuita al poseer un creciente cofre del tesoro de bitcoins „.

Why 2021 will be the best Bitcoin year yet

Bitcoin has had an explosive breakthrough year as a mature financial asset. Cryptocurrency is finally being considered for the first time by institutional investors – in a year that will go down in history for unprecedented money printing.

The hard-coded digital scarcity of the asset is a primary driver of its boom and bust cycles, and magic happens the year after each block reward halve. With the New Year approaching, here’s a look back at past crypto market cycles to get a glimpse of what to expect from The News Spy scam in 2021.

Review of historical Bitcoin market cycles

All markets are cyclical and go through various phases of bear and bull trends. These cycles can extend over decades or a handful of years.

With cryptocurrencies, cycles often move faster than traditional assets because the market is active around the clock. But since Bitcoin is only a little over a decade old, there are only a few boom and bust cycles on which you can read useful data.

Technically, a new bull market will begin when Bitcoin breaks its previous all-time high.

Basically, this happens every four years after the asset’s block rewards have been halved. This built-in mechanism will cut the supply of BTC in half at a time when demand starts to rise again.

The combined effect of suddenly decreasing supply and increasing demand throws the balance of buying and selling so much that the price increases exponentially.

2020 was an ideal example of the impact each halving can have on the market. Bitcoin went from a „fad“ to a full blown FOMO in less than nine months – all because supply and demand are so cheap for positive returns.

And while 2020 was definitely a breakout year for a bullish bitcoin, it’s the next year that will create a new wave of bitcoin billionaires.

Why 2021 will be the best Bitcoin year

If you look at the chart above, it’s shocking how high Bitcoin has climbed in twelve years. Over the past twelve years, the cryptocurrency has seen three significant halves, with the reward miners getting reduced from 50 to 25 BTC, then from 25 to 12.5 BTC, and finally to the current 6.25 BTC.

Every time this happens, demand begins to outweigh limited supply so drastically that the asset increases parabolically and exponentially.

In the two recorded years after the halving, the first resulted in a return of well over 6,000% and the second resulted in a return of just under 2,000%. What could 2021 bring for crypto investors?

Another 2,000-6,000% return is not likely, simply due to the Law of Decreasing Income, however even a 400% increase from the current level would result in a price of $ 125,000 per BTC.

Les bitcoins sont chers mais cette technique prouve qu’il n’est jamais trop tard pour acheter des CTB

Les investisseurs particuliers peuvent penser que Bitcoin est maintenant trop cher à l’achat, mais la méthode de l’étalement des coûts s’est avérée être l’une des plus efficaces.

Les investisseurs chevronnés de Bitcoin (BTC) savent que le marché du crypto se négocie par cycles, et maintenant que le prix du BTC a dépassé son précédent sommet historique, un cycle haussier complet est en cours.

Pour l’investisseur moyen qui dispose d’un temps limité et d’un emploi à temps plein, la négociation sur séance n’est pas une option. Ajoutez à cela le fait que les données montrent que la majorité des traders à haute fréquence ne parviennent pas à générer des profits substantiels.

Heureusement, il existe un moyen beaucoup plus facile et efficace de négocier des bitcoins pendant les cycles haussiers et baissiers, et cette tactique s’appelle la moyenne des coûts en dollars.

Les données montrent que cette méthode est la plus efficace pour accumuler des bitcoins

Pour l’investisseur moyen qui recherche une approche plus simplifiée, de nombreuses études ont montré que l’achat de Bitcoin en moyenne de dollars a fourni un retour sur investissement dont la plupart des fonds se vanteraient.

Comme le montre le graphique ci-dessus, un investisseur qui a acheté 1 000 $ en 2017 a considérablement augmenté la valeur de son portefeuille et a surpassé tous les marchés traditionnels au cours de la période de trois ans.

Cette stratégie d’achat et de conservation est une méthode éprouvée pour investir dans Bitcoin, mais tous les investisseurs ne sont pas à l’aise pour placer une somme importante dans un actif aussi volatile que Bitcoin.

Pour les investisseurs qui sont plus réticents au risque, la méthode de la moyenne d’achat est une méthode encore plus „sûre“ pour investir dans des actifs à risque.

La méthode de l’étalement des coûts est une technique d’investissement bien connue que des grands noms de l’investissement comme Warren Buffet ont présentée comme un moyen d’investir dans des marchés volatils. Bien que l'“Oracle d’Omaha“ se référait spécifiquement à l’achat de grands fonds indiciels, la même vérité s’applique à la cryptographie.

 

La DCA est utilisée par les grands fonds pour faciliter l’accès à de nouveaux postes

Même les grandes institutions utilisent cette stratégie pour accroître leur exposition au bitcoin et à l’éther.

Plus récemment, Microstrategy a fait des vagues dans le monde de la cryptographie et de l’investissement traditionnel lorsque son PDG Michael Saylor a annoncé que la société avait acheté pour plus de 425 millions de dollars de Bitcoin et avait fait de la CTB sa principale monnaie de réserve.

Lors de la discussion de l’acquisition sur Twitter, Saylor a déclaré

„Pour acquérir 16 796 BTC (divulgué le 14/09/20), nous avons négocié en continu pendant 74 heures, exécutant 88 617 transactions ~0,19 BTC toutes les 3 secondes. ~39 414 $ de BTC par minute, mais à tout moment, nous étions prêts à acheter 30 à 50 millions de dollars en quelques secondes si nous étions chanceux avec un pic de baisse de 1 à 2 %.“

La lenteur et la régularité sont des facteurs déterminants pour gagner la course

Les day traders, les experts en investissement et les célébrités du crypto Twitter publient souvent des captures d’écran de leurs transactions qui donnent envie à n’importe quel investisseur de faire du FOMO sur Bitcoin, mais il est prouvé que ce n’est pas la méthode la plus efficace.

Les données reflètent des statistiques sombres pour les day traders, puisque 80 à 95 % d’entre eux perdent en fait de l’argent. Ce chiffre ne concerne pas seulement les marchés des cryptocurrences, mais aussi tous les marchés de trading.

Cette méthode n’est peut-être pas tape-à-l’œil et n’ébranle pas les fonds, mais c’est une approche prudente et fiable pour créer des richesses à long terme.

Ist Michael Saylors Treasury-Strategie wirklich optimistisch?

Ist Michael Saylors Treasury-Strategie wirklich optimistisch?

Michael Saylors jüngste Pläne, Barmittel für Investitionen in Bitcoin zu beschaffen, könnten für T. MicroStrategy kontrovers sein. Die Treasury-Strategie von T. MicroStrategy funktioniert wie geplant, und der Zeitpunkt der Entscheidung, Bitcoin zu kaufen und als Treasury-Asset bei Bitcoin Era zu ersetzen, war möglicherweise der Hauptgrund für das Wachstum von MicroStrategy in der ersten Hälfte des Nach-Halbzeit-Zyklus.

Tatsächlich erhöhte sich dadurch nicht nur die Wahrscheinlichkeit, schnellere und positive Erträge zu erzielen, sondern dieser Schritt maximierte auch MicroStrategy’s Exponierung in der exponentiellen Wachstumsphase nach der Halbierung.

Warum die Treasury-Strategie von Michael Saylor optimistisch ist

Dieser gut getimte Kauf von Bitcoin wird sich wahrscheinlich nachhaltig auf die Bewertung von MicroStrategy auswirken. Der ursprüngliche Plan von MicroStrategy bestand darin, die Kaufkraft seiner USD-Bargeldreserven durch deren Umwandlung in Bitcoin zu erhalten. Aufgrund der Preisrallye von Bitcoin zu einem neuen ATH hat dieser Plan jedoch so gut funktioniert, dass MicroStrategy beschlossen hat, den Einsatz zu erhöhen.

Tatsächlich hat Michael Saylor in vielen Podcasts die Geschichte vom Einstieg bei Bitcoin erzählt. Wenn man alle Podcasts durchsieht, ist eines sicher – MicroStrategy hatte einen Plan schon lange vor dem eigentlichen Kauf von Bitcoin.

Denken Sie zum Beispiel nur an die systematischen und konsistenten Bitcoin-Käufe von MicroStrategy,

  • August 2020 – BTC im Wert von 250 Millionen Dollar
  • September 2020 – BTC im Wert von 175 Millionen Dollar
  • Dezember 2020 – BTC im Wert von 50 Millionen Dollar

Das ist ein strukturierter Plan, einer, der Planung und Vorbedacht schreit.

Ergo stellt sich die Frage – Wird MicroStrategy mehr Bitcoin kaufen? Vielleicht. Nun, der riskante Aspekt dieser Investition ist die Beschaffung von Bargeld, um in Bitcoin zu investieren. Solange Bitcoin jedoch mit dem Reservegeld gekauft wurde, war das Risiko vergleichsweise geringer.

Dieses kalkulierte Risiko und diese Investition könnte nun eine turbulente und unvorhersehbare Entwicklung anheizen. Da das aktive Angebot von Bitcoin zunimmt, sind die Institutionen möglicherweise nicht in der Lage, die gesamte geförderte Bitcoin zu absorbieren, und da die Währungsreserven steigen, multiplizieren sich die Risikomultiplikatoren für MicroStrategy und andere, die Geld für Investitionen in Bitcoin aufbringen.

Trotz der Behauptungen, dass Bitcoin direkt mit Gold konkurrieren wird, da es sich in seiner frühen Phase befindet, ist die Akkumulation der einfachere Teil. Das HODLing oder Warten auf greifbare Erträge ist die eigentliche Herausforderung. Derzeit macht Bitcoin 30 % der Marktkapitalisierung von MicroStrategy aus, eine Zahl, die an sich schon ein hohes Risiko darstellt.

Und die besagte Entwicklung hat auch viele Blicke auf sich gezogen. Danny Scott, CEO der britischen Münzbörse Bitcoin Exchange Coin Corner, kommentierte die mutigen Schritte von MicroStrategy mit den Worten: „Ich wiederhole das immer wieder, aber vor unseren Augen spielt sich eine Liquiditätskrise bei Bitcoin ab. Bitcoin, das aus den Börsen entfernt wird, nimmt weiter ab. In der letzten Woche wurden weitere 700 Millionen Dollar aus den Börsen entfernt, und es stapeln sich immer mehr Menschen.

Wenn das „Stacking“ weitergeht, wird es nur einen weiteren Aufwärtstrend für MicroStrategy’s Bitcoin Reserven erzeugen.

Visa decides to integrate USDC Stablecoin

The credit card company Visa has partnered with Circle to integrate USDC into their payments.

This is part of Visa’s Fast Track system, which is reinventing itself as „network for networks“.

Visa has also invested in companies that may be ready to take the reins if central bank digital currency launches.

The „king“ of the credit card industry, Visa, has partnered with Circle to use USDC on Ethereum. Even more digital integration is on the horizon.

Arrive at a collaboration

While crypto volatility has kept some payment companies at bay, Visa has plunged to connect its payment system to USD Coin ( USDC ). USDC was developed by Circle, a company specializing in digital payments.

While users trade cryptocurrency and make payments using the Circle app , the Visa partnership will focus its efforts on USDC. The stablecoin , which runs on the blockchain Bitcoin Compass has a total market capitalization of 2.9 billion. Each USDC is pegged to one US dollar and is backed one to one.

This new partnership will see Circle working with Visa to help integrate USDC into the card company’s platforms. Circle will also integrate its app with Visa processing, and both companies hope this translates into fast, cheap (and potentially international) payments.

In theory, USDC could be sent anywhere in the world where Visa is accepted. Additionally, upon completion of the Fast Track program, Visa will issue a credit card that will allow USDC cardless payments.

Although Bitcoin has been called a store of value, the adoption of a non-volatile asset on the blockchain has been elusive. Could this card fill this gap?

The USDC team also promises to implement a Layer-2 solution that will drastically reduce or even eliminate fees. Another claimed benefit: zero purchase fees through the Coinbase exchange . This potentially facilitates USDC transfers to and from bank accounts.

“This will be the first corporate card that allows businesses to spend a USDDC balance,” said Cuy Sheffield, Visa’s crypto manager.

Change the situation

On the tech side, the USDC runs on the Ethereum blockchain, which recently launched the genesis block of its version 2.0. This new proof of stake version of the blockchain could end network congestion and reduce fees.

Likewise, ETH2 intends to expand massively to very many nodes, rather than a few centralized companies.

More than just Visa

Recently, Visa has shown more interest in digital currencies. The company has invested $ 40 million in Anchorage, a crypto startup. “Continue to think of Visa as a network of networks,” Sheffield said. He suggested that Visa could expand to other stablecoins or other blockchain networks.

Sheffield described Anchorage as potentially crucial for central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). If the US Treasury decided to release a digital dollar, Visa would likely be in a good position to take advantage of it.

Dalio admite que „podría estar perdiéndome algo“ mientras Bitcoin supera los 18.000 dólares

Desde las elecciones de EE.UU., los precios de Bitcoin (en USD) han subido un impresionante 40%, tambaleándose también más después de cada titular de la vacuna.

Source: Bloomberg

Cada vez más cerca de su récord de todos los tiempos…

Source: Bloomberg

Como los precios de la criptografía se dispararon de la noche a la mañana, el fundador de Bridgewater Associates, Ray Dalio, volvió a la pelea, diciendo en un hilo de Twitter que „puede que me falte algo en Bitcoin, así que me encantaría que me corrigieran“.

… Mis problemas con Bitcoin siendo una moneda efectiva son simples. Son esos:

1) Bitcoin no es muy bueno como medio de intercambio porque se puede comprar mucho con él (supongo que es porque es demasiado volátil para que lo usen la mayoría de los comerciantes, pero corrígeme si me equivoco)…

2) no es muy bueno como almacén de riqueza porque su volatilidad es grande y tiene poca correlación con los precios de lo que necesito comprar, así que poseerlo no protege mi poder de compra, y…

3) si tiene el suficiente éxito para competir y es lo suficientemente amenazador para las monedas que los gobiernos controlan, los gobiernos lo prohibirán y lo harán demasiado peligroso de usar.

Además, a diferencia del oro, que es el tercer activo de reserva más alto que poseen los bancos centrales, no puedo imaginar que los bancos centrales, los grandes inversores institucionales, las empresas o las compañías multinacionales lo utilicen. Si me equivoco en estas cosas me encantaría que me corrigieran. Gracias.

Esto viene después de los comentarios de Dalio la semana pasada de que „no creo que las monedas digitales tengan éxito en la forma en que la gente espera que lo tengan“, citando esos tres problemas principales con el bitcoin y otras criptodivisas que limitarán su futuro.

El escepticismo de Dalio no llegó hasta Chicago, donde el interés abierto por los futuros de bitcoin negociados en la bolsa del Grupo CME ha alcanzado máximos históricos de 976 millones de dólares en medio de una oleada de entradas de capital institucional a la principal criptodivisa y sus mercados de derivados.

La encuesta (de más de 900.000 encuestados) sugiere que no, pero Mike Novogratz tenía algunos consejos alternativos:

Por último, observamos que el reciente aumento de Bitcoin ha llevado su límite de mercado a un máximo histórico de más de 336.000 millones de dólares, superando el límite de mercado de Nvidia, uno de los fabricantes de tarjetas gráficas más conocidos del mundo (que, por cierto, se utilizan a menudo para extraer criptodivisas).