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MicroStrategy just bought another $ 10 million in BTC for its $ billion in Bitcoin holdings

They say dips are there to buy – and that’s apparently the approach taken by a NASDAQ-listed software company. Its CEO Michael Saylor tweeted that his company, MicroStrategy, had just spent $ 10 million to buy 314 additional Bitcoin ( read the Buy Bitcoin cheaply guide ).

Form 8-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) confirms this latest purchase. It also includes a summary of the company’s overall Bitcoin position.

Based on this information, MicroStrategy currently has earnings of $ 1.2 billion, which translates into a return of approximately + 104%.

„As of January 22, 2021, the company holds approximately 70,784 bitcoins that were purchased for a total purchase price of $ 1,135 billion and an average purchase price of approximately $ 16,035 per bitcoin, including fees and charges.“

MicroStrategy has become something of a beacon for institutional Bitcoin adoption. The company has been buying BTC as an inflation hedge since September last year.

Bitcoin FUD scares the market

In the past 24 hours or so the bears have been rampaging. Tremendous selling pressure caused the Bitcoin price to drop to as low as $ 28.6k. But a rebound at that level in the early hours rekindled hopes of recovery.

Observers have attributed the slump to several events this week . But perhaps most noticeable is the „Double-Spend Bitcoin“ FUD that has been making the rounds.

As the name suggests, double-spending refers to a potential issue where two recipients can spend the same BTC. This calls into question the validity and security of the blockchain.

It started mid-week when BitMEX Research tweeted the discovery of what appeared to be a small „double spend“.

“Today there was a stale bitcoin block for 666,833. SlushPool beat F2Pool in one race. It appears that a small double donation of around 0.00062063 BTC ($ 21) has been discovered. “

Following this, several outlets began to stir up the FUD flames. Terms like „critical bug“ or „terrible scenario“ did little to help the cause – which ultimately led to a Twitter meltdown.

There was no double issue

Since then, further research has shown that there was no double donation. BitMEX Research later tweeted that it was a replace-by-fee (RBF) transaction.

What Happened: Someone sent 0.00062063 BTC but set the lowest possible fee. Because the fee was so low, it took a long time for the transaction to be confirmed. Then, to speed up the process, the sender tried to advance the original transaction with an RBF.

At this point, however, the network had already confirmed the original transaction.

Bitfinex CTO Paolo Ardoino explained the problem as a brief disruption during the chain reorganization. But there was no security breach as the upstream RBF transaction with the going down chain became invalid.

“What actually happened is that two blocks were mined at the same time. As a result, the chain was reorganized, which did not result in a double spend. “

So when you take that into account, the supposed problem wasn’t at all.

Más del 31% de la gente en América Latina quiere invertir en Bitcoin

Casi 1 de cada 3 personas en América Latina tiene un fuerte interés en las criptocurrencias. Pero muchos no invertirán hasta que realmente las entiendan.

A pesar de ser una región subdesarrollada, América Latina es un ejemplo para todo el mundo en lo que respecta a la adopción, el comercio y el interés por las criptodivisas.

Una encuesta reciente reveló que más del 30% de los latinos están interesados en invertir en cripto moneda, ya sea para aumentar su riqueza o al menos para mantener su valor en tiempos de inestabilidad económica.

El estudio, comisionado por Sherlock Communications, incluye una encuesta a más de 2.200 personas en Argentina, Brasil, Colombia y México para entender sus actitudes hacia las criptodivisas y otros activos digitales.

América Latina ama las cripto monedas… pero primero la gente quiere entenderlas

Según los resultados compartidos, entre el 31% y el 39% de los encuestados de los cuatro países participantes dijeron que estaban „mucho más interesados“ en invertir en Bitcoin después de experimentar las consecuencias de la pandemia de COVID-19. En comparación, entre otro 35% y 51% de los encuestados dijeron que estaban „un poco más interesados“ ahora. Sin embargo, la mayoría de la gente no invierte en Bitcoin o en cualquier otra criptografía porque no tienen suficientes conocimientos sobre los activos digitales.

Los encuestados perciben una brecha significativa en la región en cuanto a la adopción de criptografía y condiciones legales favorables. Argentina encabeza esta visión pesimista, ya que más de la mitad de la población percibe que el país se está quedando atrás en comparación con otras naciones

Otros países -como Brasil y Colombia- sienten que „están progresando“ en esta área. Este fue el segundo más popular con el 28% del total de respuestas.

Otro hecho interesante es que la mayoría de los encuestados (43% – 51%) están de acuerdo en que las criptodivisas facilitarán eventualmente el intercambio de dinero a nivel internacional, y un segmento ligeramente más pequeño (32% – 46%) cree que estas tecnologías reemplazarán eventualmente a las monedas fiduciarias.

Por otra parte, Bitcoin se destacó como la criptodivisa más conocida de la región, con un reconocimiento del 86% al 92%. Muy por detrás, Ethereum fue el segundo nombre más popular de la lista, con sólo un 26% a 29% de reconocimiento dependiendo del país.

Esto es bueno para Bitcoin y la cadena de bloques en general

La situación político-financiera de América Latina es perfecta no sólo para Bitcoin y otros tipos de cripturas, sino también para el aumento de las aplicaciones descentralizadas. Colombia, Perú, Chile y Brasil están experimentando ahora mismo con el uso de soluciones basadas en cadenas de bloques para optimizar su sistema administrativo, haciéndolo resistente a la corrupción. Por otro lado, Venezuela y Colombia lideran el mundo a lo largo de Rusia en términos de comercio P2P y adopción.

Para Luiz Hadad, un popular consultor de cadenas de bloques en América Latina, América Latina es un gran caso de estudio para aquellos interesados en desarrollar soluciones descentralizadas para muchos problemas macro y el estudio es un reflejo de esta realidad:

Estos resultados son alentadores para las criptocracias y las aplicaciones basadas en cadenas de bloques que se quieren lanzar en América Latina, y para los latinoamericanos que están sintiendo los efectos de la actual crisis económica. La falta de confianza en los gobiernos, la inestabilidad económica, la inflación, el deseo de transparencia, millones de personas sin bancos o económicamente desatendidas. Nombra el problema que la cadena de bloqueo está tratando de resolver: Lo tenemos aquí

América Latina es una región muy heterogénea, con diversas culturas y sistemas políticos, pero parece que no importa lo diferente que piensen las personas, cada día hay más ojos que se dirigen a Bitcoin y a la cripto-revolución. Y a Bitcoin no le importan las nacionalidades.

Can’t spend crypto? Redditor sells moon tokens for rent

A Reddit user sold his moons to pay his rent.

A Reddit user named „satoshinakamoto7“ claims he used his free MOON tokens to pay his rent for this month. This is another sign that cryptocurrencies are starting to add real value to people.

In a post on Tuesday , satoshinakamoto7 said he used up all of his cash savings and gold during the pandemic as he was out of work for 10 months. Then he remembered that Bitcoin Evolution still had over 14,000 moons.

The user stated:

„I’ve been wondering what to do about the rent for a week. And just remembered that I had over 14,000 moons here in r / Cryptocurrency. Sold them and paid my rent. It was like It took a load off my heart. I can hardly find the right words for this feeling. “

At the time of going to press, the post had over 600 comments and 96 percent upvotes.

The user did not specify how he sold the moons or for how much. But as we reported in one of our Reddit articles , it is very likely that these were sold on one of the secondary markets, possibly via the xDai blockchain. Although a Moon on Coingecko is currently worth around $ 0.012, the user could have made a higher price in secondary markets.

„I am grateful to this sub who tolerated my contributions,“ said satoshinakamoto7. „You all gave me a roof over my head for a month! I am so grateful!“

Moon is the official token of the r / Cryptocurrency subreddit, in which everything about crypto and blockchain is discussed. The token rewards users who are active with posts and other contributions in the community.

The r / CryptoCurrency community was founded on March 11, 2013 and has more than 1.2 million users. To date, over 48 million moons have been given out as rewards.

SkyBridge lanserer offisielt sitt Bitcoin-fond med $ 310 millioner posisjonSkyBright

New York-baserte globale investeringsselskap SkyBridge Capital kunngjorde i dag at det hadde startet sitt Bitcoin Fund med 310 millioner dollar i forvaltningskapital (AUM).

Hedgefondforvalteren grunnlagt av den tidligere kommunikasjonsdirektøren i Det hvite hus, Anthony Scaramucci, er for tiden det nyeste fondforvaltningsselskapet som tilbyr institusjonelle investorer eksponering for bitcoin via et Bitcoin-fond.

SkyBridge Bitcoin Fund blir sådd med 310 millioner dollar i eiendeler som angivelig er hentet fra firmaets flaggskipfond på 3 milliarder dollar

I en kommentar til den siste utviklingen sa SkyBridge-grunnlegger og administrerende partner Anthony Scaramucci til Reuters: «Tenk deg hver modellportefølje der gull har blitt en akseptert aktivaklasse, hver modellportefølje har en 1% eksponering for bitcoin, og du kan se størrelsen på hvor bitcoin kunne vært.“

SkyBridges omfavnelse av bitcoin kom av den nylige bitcoin-prisstigningen sammen med andre kryptoaktiva. Toppkryptovalutaen har hatt en økende oppadgående trend og hadde til og med satt en ny heltidshøyde for seg selv da den krysset terskelverdiene på $ 34.000 på søndag.

Bortsett fra den nylige prisøkningen, går SkyBridge også inn for fortjenesten. Data fra Hedge Fund Research (HFR) – et bransjesporingsfirma, avslører at kryptovaluta-fokuserte fond bare i november ga 52% fortjeneste, som er omtrent% 156 i 2020.

I følge HFR-president Kenneth Heinz, har fortjeneste på hedgefond tiltrukket investorer oppmerksomhet, sa han:

„Etter å ha lagt sterke gevinster gjennom det urolige 2020, øker investorene aktivt eksponeringen mot hedgefond, inkludert kryptovalutastrategier.“

SkyBridge håper å få tak i en andel av markedet utenfor Grayscales Bitcoin Trust, som for tiden har 17,5 milliarder dollar i eiendeler under forvaltning.

Grayscale confirms increased investor interest in Ethereum

The assertiveness of Ethereum is convincing more and more investors.

Bitcoin ( BTC ) has made cryptocurrencies palatable to many investors, with Ethereum crypto ether ( ETH ) increasingly benefiting from this attention, as the asset management company Grayscale believes.

Accordingly, Grayscale’s Managing Director Michael Sonnenshein stated in an interview with Bloomberg that his wealth management company saw a significant increase in investors investing exclusively in Ethereum in 2020. This, in turn, shows that the crypto project is not only of interest to programmers.

To that end he said:

“In the course of 2020 we will see a new group of investors who specialize in Ethereum or even invest exclusively in Ethereum. […] The optimism about Ethereum as a financial product is growing noticeably. “

Grayscale manages a number of mutual funds that give investors direct access to the crypto market. Although Grayscale’s Bitcoin mutual fund continues to be the most popular crypto product in asset management, the Ethereum mutual fund has recently seen a sharp increase in new investment capital.

In the third quarter, for example, $ 15.6 million per week flowed into the Grayscale Ethereum Trust , while investments in the much larger Bitcoin Trust amount to $ 55.3 million per week

The strength of these numbers is made all the more apparent by the fact that the entirety of Grayscale’s crypto mutual funds posted record numbers in October .

As Grayscale had already announced this week , the Ethereum mutual fund will switch to a nine-for-one split on December 17th to make it even more attractive for investors. All investors who bought into the mutual fund by December 14th will receive eight additional shares for each share they already own as part of this changeover.

An important reason for the increasing popularity of Ethereum could be the current hype about decentralized financial services (DeFi), which are predominantly based on the Ethereum blockchain. Bloomberg Intelligence Analyst Mike McGlone confirms that Ethereum is the market leader so far in the burgeoning sector.

Ether has gained 335% in the current year, but the current price is still below half of the previous record high.

Sonnenshein is nonetheless convinced that the smart contract platform “has the same assertiveness as Bitcoin”.

Análisis de precios en efectivo de Bitcoin: El BCH necesita apoyo de la comunidad

El martes 17 de noviembre, el BCH está creciendo, y se negocia cerca de 252.50 USD.

En el D1, el efectivo de Bitcoin sigue moviéndose en un canal lateral. Las cotizaciones han rebotado en el nivel de soporte y están cotizando a 38.2% Fibo. Una ruptura de este nivel y el aseguramiento por encima de él se convertirá en una señal adicional de crecimiento con el objetivo de alcanzar el siguiente nivel de 50.0%. El MACD está por debajo de cero, lo que podría significar una próxima corrección menor. Comparando los datos del gráfico y del indicador, podríamos esperar una pequeña corrección y luego un crecimiento hasta los 268.00 USD.

Om H4, el Bitcoin Cash se está negociando por encima del 38.2% Fibo. Actualmente, esta es otra señal de un mayor crecimiento con el objetivo de llegar al 50,0%. El estocástico está a punto de formar una Cruz de Oro en la zona de sobreventa, lo que puede indicar el final de un retroceso y pronto la continuación del impulso ascendente. El objetivo del crecimiento es el mismo que en D1 – 268.00 USD.

Después de un duro trabajo en la red de Bitcoin Compass Cash el 15 de noviembre, la red se „partió en dos“ de nuevo. De todas formas, la actualización no se tomó positivamente en el mercado: algunos inversores piensan que el proyecto es inestable, y su futuro es vago. Algunos fans del BCH están seguros de que los constantes conflictos duros (éste fue el tercero en cuatro años) dividieron la comunidad criptográfica en dos partes, lo que es perjudicial para la muestra.

Los expertos piensan que la falta de apoyo del mercado puede hacer caer casi cualquier criptocracia si no sugiere una tecnología o soluciones actualizadas. Esto es lo que podría pasar con el BCH.

Los trabajos duros ocurren en la red aproximadamente cada seis meses. Ocurren cuando no hay acuerdo en la sociedad de la criptografía sobre las formas clave de desarrollo. Si es así, la red se divide. Por ejemplo, en 2018, un trabajo duro resultó en la aparición del CV de Bitcoin, y luego del Nodo de Efectivo de Bitcoin. No es que la gente se agitara por las monedas; tienen sus fans pero tienen poco peso en el mercado.

Recientemente, el sistema de pago de PayPal ha añadido el Bitcoin Cash a la lista de monedas disponibles junto al BTC, ETH y LTC. Esto significa que una de las criptodivisas que aparecen como resultado del trabajo duro puede adquirir el apoyo de la comunidad, lo que más tarde afectará a su precio.

Bitcoin’s price was $16,320 higher for only 12 days in its history

Since its creation to date, Bitcoin has only spent 12 days at or above the current level

Yesterday Bitcoin (BTC) closed the day at $16,320: since its creation to date, the cryptocurrency has only spent 12 days at an equal or higher level.

According to data published by the Messari crypto analysis platform, the closing price exceeded $16,320 only in another 12 days: 10 of these Bitcoin Era are between 7 and 20 December 2017, with the highest closing recorded on 16 December at $19,378. Investors who bought at the historical high of $20,089 would still be losing 18.35%. Conversely, investors who bought at $3,126, the low in this cycle reached on 15 December 2018, would be in profit by 424%.

Among the other cryptocurrencies in the top 10, only Chainlink (LINK) is vaguely close to Bitcoin. The token has spent 2.7% of its life above the current price of $12.70.

Most altcoins, however, have yet to reach proportionally rare price ranges. In the past, the current price of Ether (ETH) of $464 has been exceeded for 201 days, equivalent to over 10% of its 1,933 days of activity since the network launch.

The prices of XRP, Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Litecoin (LTC), Binance Coin (BNB), Polkadot (DOT) and Cardano (ADA) are between 9.7% and over 30%. BCH exceeds all the other coins, having spent at least a third of its life above the current price of 258$.

Recently, the strong rise of BTC over $16,000 has set other records. On November 5, the trading volume in Bitcoin reached $5.5 billion, a figure exceeded only in nine days in the history of cryptocurrency.

Compared to this day in previous years, investors saw profits of 88%, 2.275%, 4.326% and a staggering 5.833.991% for 2019, 2016, 2013 and 2010 respectively.

Swipe’s Double Hollow (SXP) Could Cause Further Rise

The SXP price completed a double dip near $ 1.05.

It could have started a bullish impulse.

There is resistance at $ 2.61

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Swipe (SXP) has created a bullish reversal pattern and is showing signs that it may move up soon.

The price of the SXP has been declining since August 13, when it peaked at $ 5.15. The decline continued to a low of $ 1.04 on September 24. The latter was right on the 0.85 fibonacci level of the retracement, or $ 1.20. Since then, the price has returned to this level and is on the rise.

On October 7, the price fell back to $ 1.07, creating a double dip pattern, before starting the current upward movement.

Cryptocurrency trader @devchart shared an SXP chart showing the double dip pattern. Since his tweet, the price has confirmed this pattern and has started to rise.

Daily data technical indicators are bullish. The MACD is on the rise, although it has yet to reach positive territory. The RSI generated bullish divergences and the Stochastic Oscillator formed a bullish cross.

Additionally, while the slope is unclear due to many long wicks, it looks like price has breached a descending resistance line.

All of these signs indicate that the SXP should go up

In this case, the next closest resistance zone should be at $ 2.61, which is the 0.382 fibonacci level of the entire decline, as well as an old support zone. The next area of ​​resistance is found at $ 3.58.

Looking at the movement of the SXP since July shows a full bullish impulse, followed by a correction in WXY (in black below). The sub-wave count is shown in blue.

If the count is correct, the aforementioned low of September 24, which corresponds to the 1st part of the double-dip pattern, thus marked the end of the corrective movement, and the start of a new upward movement.

Further observation reveals a possibly finalized 1-2 wave formation. Waves 3-4-5 are expected to follow which may take price to the aforementioned resistance at $ 2.61 and beyond.

A decline below the low to $ 1.06 on October 7 would reject this account of waves.

Ethereum-Bullen versuchen einen Schuss bei $350

Ethereum-Bullen versuchen einen Schuss bei $350, Ausbruch im Anmarsch? (ETH-Preisanalyse)

Ethereum verzeichnete heute einen kleinen Preisanstieg von 1%, nachdem es sich von der 100-Tage-EMA wieder erholt hatte. Die Krypto-Währung bleibt in einem symmetrischen Dreiecksmuster gefangen und wird durch die untere Grenze gestützt. Bei Bitcoin ist die Situation sehr ähnlich.
ETH/USD – Kurzfristige Konsolidierung geht weiter

  • Wichtigste Unterstützungsebenen: $336, $324, $317.
  • Schlüsselwiderstandsstufen: $342, $365, $378

Ethereum ist seit Mitte September in einem kurzfristigen symmetrischen Dreiecksmuster gefangen. Die Münze konnte am Dienstag bei Bitcoin Revolution nicht über die obere Grenze hinaus brechen, da sie sich nach unten in die 100-Tage-EMA bewegte. Die Unterstützung dort hat in den letzten zwei Tagen gehalten, nachdem sich die ETH von der unteren Grenze des Dreiecks erholt hatte.

Die Münze nähert sich nun rasch dem Höhepunkt dieser Konsolidierung – wo ein Ausbruch erwartet wird.

Wenn die ETH eine tägliche Kerze unter dem 100-Tage-EMA schließt und unter das Dreieck fällt, liegt die erste Ebene der Unterstützung bei 324 $ (.618 Fib). Danach folgt die Unterstützung bei $317, $306 und $300. Die Unterstützung bei $300 wird durch eine 6 Monate alte steigende Trendlinie weiter verstärkt.

Auf der anderen Seite liegt die erste Widerstandsmarke bei $342. Darüber liegt der Widerstand an der oberen Grenze des Dreiecks bei $365 (Höchstkurs 2019) und $378 (bearish .382 Fib).

Der stochastische RSI gab vor kurzem ein rückläufiges Crossover-Signal aus, das den Markt nach unten drehte. Er ist immer noch nicht bereit für ein zinsbullisches Crossover, das ein Ende des Abwärtsdrucks signalisiert.
ETH/BTC – Ethereum handelt innerhalb eines größeren symmetrischen Dreiecks gegen BTC.

Wichtigste Unterstützungsebenen: 0,0315 BTC, 0,0311 BTC, 0,0305 BTC.

Gegenüber Bitcoin wird Ethereum auch in einem größeren symmetrischen Dreiecksmuster gehandelt. Die Münze versuchte in dieser Woche, die obere Grenze zu durchbrechen, scheiterte jedoch, was dazu führte, dass sie mit etwa 0,032 BTC in den 100-Tage-EMA eintrat.

Ebenso nähert sich der Markt der Spitze, wo ein Ausbruch erwartet werden kann. Hoffentlich können die Bullen beginnen, sich neu zu gruppieren, damit der Markt nach oben ausbrechen kann – andernfalls sieht es immer wahrscheinlicher aus, dass wir in den folgenden Wochen ein großes Abwärtsmomentum sehen werden.
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Mit Blick auf die Zukunft, wenn die Verkäufer unter das Dreieck drängen und unter 0,0315 BTC ausbrechen, liegt die Unterstützung bei 0,0311 BTC (,618 Fib Retracement), 0,0305 BTC (nach unten 1,618 Fib Extension) und $0,3.

Auf der anderen Seite liegt der Widerstand zunächst an der oberen Grenze des Dreiecks. Darüber liegt der Widerstand bei 0,033, 0,0337 BTC (Unterstützung März 2019 – jetzt Widerstand) und 0,0347 BTC.

Das Momentum ist eindeutig in der bärischen Gunst, da der RSI weit unterhalb der Mittellinie liegt.

Hodlers control 63% of Bitcoins

According to Glassnode’s figures, the Hodlers would control 63% of all Bitcoins ever mined, equivalent to 11.7 million BTC.

In the crypt world there are two types of users. There are the Bitcoin traders, who trade more or less frequently with the crypto currency in search of profit. And there are the Hodlers, long-term investors in BTC. Who keep their savings in virtual currency waiting for its price to rise before selling it. And today, it was revealed that Hodlers control 63% of all Bitcoins in circulation.

Bitcoin Begins New Month in Bullish Trend

What are Hodlers?

Since the birth of Bitcoin there has been a group of people who have believed in the project for the long term. Accumulating a significant amount of Bitcoin, and keeping it in their wallets. This is due to the conviction that cryptomoney will have a much higher value in the future, or that its use as a currency will become more widespread.

Those who carry out this activity are usually known as Hodlers. And after the big rally in 2017, when the price of Bitcoin briefly touched $20,000 per BTC, thousands of people have adopted this investment strategy.

Thanks to this, Bitcoin has been gaining a reputation over time as an active reserve of value. Because of the use it is given by the Hodlers, who trust that cryptomoney is an investment capable of maintaining and multiplying their capital. This has already begun to attract institutional investors, who through investment funds such as Grayscale, are acquiring millions of dollars in BTC daily.

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63% of the Bitcoins in circulation

This is how over time the Hodlers have become an increasingly important part of the crypto market. Currently, they account for 63.3% of all Bitcoin ever mined (11.7 million), as commented in a Tweet by the analysis firm Glassnode. This would mean that high-frequency trading with cryptomoney represents only a minority fraction of the overall market.

The confidence shown by the Hodlers in Bitcoin would be even more impressive when one sees the percentage of BTC’s total liquidity that has not been mobilized in more than 3 years. Thus, 31.4% of the world’s Bitcoins, equivalent to 5.8 million BTCs and about $61.55 billion, have been dormant during this time.
Hodlers control 63% of the Bitcoins ever mined. Source: GlassnodeHodlers control 63% of the Bitcoins ever mined. Source: Hodlers: Glassnode

These figures would be important for a crypt currency that from time to time faces criticism both inside and outside the crypt market. This demonstrates the confidence that BTC users have in the value of cryptomoney, and in its future growth. This can be a determining factor in defining the trend of Bitcoin’s market price.