Bitcoin prices are at their highest ever, but there may be a chink in the cryptocurrency's armor.
Just a week ago, the bitcoin-U.S. dollar (BTC/USD) exchange rate hit lows near $5,500. Then, by Friday, prices were flirting with fresh record highs around the $8,000 mark.
With bid tone remaining intact over the weekend, bitcoin rose to an all-time high of $8,101.91 around 20:00 UTC yesterday, as per CoinDesk's Bitcoin Price Index.
However, while the $2,500 rally is impressive, data from CoinMarketCap indicates the move higher from $7,853 (Nov. 17 open price) lacks substance, as trading volumes have steadily declined over the last three days. ( ͡°( ͡° ͜ʖ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)ʖ ͡°) ͡°)pokaż całość
@escabor: Ja tam się gówno znam i spokojnie od wczoraj czekam , więc przestań pierdolić i robić z siebie dziewicę niepokalaną, jesteś tak zajebisty , że normalnie majtki sobie na głowie łamałem z podniecenia , jak zobaczyłem jak zarobiłes całe 0,5 BTC , to prawie jak zostać w połowie milionerem
BitShares (symbol BTS), formerly known as ProtoShares (PTS), is an industrial grade “crypto-equity”, peer to peer distributed ledger and network based on a Delegated Proof of Stake (DPoS) algorithm. It was created in 2014 by visionary Dan Larimer (“Bytemaster”), co-founder of Steemit, EOS and Cryptonomex.
BitShares is based on Graphene, an open source C++ blockchain implementation, which acts as a consensus mechanism. Graphene is used by several other projects like Steemit.com (decentralized Reddit, blog platform), and PeerPlays.com (gaming site and token PPY) indicating real-world usage.
BitShares operates more as an equity rather than a purist “currency” since BTS tokens are used as collateral for a variety of decentralized financial services like smart contracts, decentralized exchanges, banking, derivative creation (of market pegged “bitAssets”) and currency rails.
BitShares Technical Details
Consensus algorithm: Delegated Proof of Stake DPOS
Coins not in reserve fund: 2,599,900,000 BTS (2017 Sept 30)
Coins in reserve fund: 1,000,668,097 BTS (2017 Sept 30)
Maximum Coins: 3,600,570,502 (constant)
Maximum Transactions Per Second: 100,000+ potential (proven 3,400+ tx/s)
Noteworthy is the lightning fast blockchain with 1.5 second average block times and throughput potential of 100,000 transactions per second (which is more than all the credit card transactions worldwide combined).
BitShares management is controlled by a Decentralized Autonomous Company (DAC), a framework which allows BitShares holders to contribute and ultimately decide on the future direction of BTS. This DAC operates independently but in tandem with the original open source code base that is developed and tweaked continuously.
Your wallet address is your username
This is way better than long cumbersome strings of letters and numbers which is just asking for bad user experience and errors. Your username acts as your wallet address (like your social media or google login). It’s much easier to remember and type “john-smith” then 21x9d8sv37sd6m282u4j2hg9h4orbjht2u98f3.
BitShares competes with banks by issuing collateralizing market-pegged and stable bitAssets (also called smart coins)
This means crypto-based assets track real-world market assets like the US dollar denominated “bitAsset” known as bitUSD. This tracks the movements of the dollar by aggregating a variety of data sources that are maintained by the BitShares community.
This Smart Coin token always has at least 200% (or more) of its value backed by the BitShares core currency (BTS), to which it can be converted at any time, as collateral in a smart-contract based loan managed by the blockchain.
What makes this platform unique is that it’s free from counterparty risk yet still has a loan backed by collateral. This is achieved by allowing the network (and software protocol) to secure collateral and perform settlements.
The goal of price stable smart coins (bitAssets):
A predictable stable price with reduced volatility
A relatively reliable solution to predict the future value of a token
A unit of account distinct from assets with capital gains or losses (which has increased tax liability)
Hedging against volatile Cryptocurrency markets and price action
A BitShares market-pegged asset (MPA) can be viewed as a contract between an asset buyer seeking price stability and a short seller seeking greater exposure to BTS price movement.
BitShares as a Lender
BitShares offers the capability to loan your BTS holdings with customizable reserve levels (a minimum of 200%, reaching as high as 1000 or even 2000%+ reserves). BitShares integrates with any stock, commodity or currency pair provided there are price feeds available. In addition, bitAssets including bitGold, bitSilver, bitOil and other crypto focused commodity pairings can also exist in this construct.
It’s a working, dynamic “smart” economy which adjusts to the needs of the market. To help preserve price stability, large collateralized loans (10-20x) can be created allowing loans to last almost indefinitely.
Decentralized Exchanges (DEX)
Traditional exchanges create counterparty risk as receivers of fiat and issuers of IOUs
Typically with exchanges, there’s a clearinghouse required to facilitate buyers and sellers. While providing a needed service for the market, there is room for improvement as centralized management is a constant security risk.
Exchanges have withdrawal limits and other regulatory restrictions which can include furnishing various forms of identifications, utility bills and other documentation to be onboarded.
How Traditional Cryptocurrency Exchanges Operate:
Receive cryptocurrency and fiat issuing IOUs in its place
Redeem and allow exchange of IOUs
Process the order book
Exchanges issue and redeem IOUs and maintain the market ledger
Has anyone ever considered how the same entity doing the above 3 steps is a conflict of interest? Not to mention a security risk. The same people are responsible for both the security of funds and the “books” of the whole market.
The BitShares financial services white paper elaborates further: “There is no reason why the same entity needs to be responsible for issuing IOUs and for processing the order book. In fact, this is actually a disadvantage from a security standpoint.”
Decentralized Exchanges (DEX) remove the single point of failure and counterparty risk
Because these two roles have been combined this causes centralization particularly in the Cryptocurrency space with exchanges. This has proved to be problematic especially when exchanges mismanage wallets, keys or any other vulnerable aspect of the infrastructure. (Causing breaches, hacks and other losses of assets like with Mt Gox, Bitfinex, or Mintpal)
Gateways broker entry and exit into different asset pairs
Gateways operate as trustless portals to trade various assets that are recorded on the BTS blockchain. A gateway buys the coin and then sends it to your wallet, under your control. They do not hold it for you like Coinbase and other exchanges. This is more secure than having others hold your coins because you possess the private keys.pokaż całość
American Investors Plan to “HODL” Bitcoin Until Price Hits $196,000
When would an average investor completely exit Bitcoin? A new survey among Americans indicates a price of $196K.
LendEdu commissioned a survey in November 2017 of 564 Americans who had invested in Bitcoin. While surveys have been done in the past to gauge the awareness of the general public about Bitcoin, this survey focused on American Bitcoin investors and their sentiments. We have come a long way from 2015, when 65% of Americans surveyed didn't know what Bitcoin was. The questions asked in the survey ranged from their reasons for investing in Bitcoin to when they would sell all their Bitcoins.
Sell all your Bitcoin?
The average price at which the survey respondents said that they will sell all their Bitcoins is $196,166 per Bitcoin. This represents 30x the value of Bitcoin prevailing at the time of the survey. It is to be noted that this is the price at which the respondents will sell all their Bitcoins. Almost a third (32.62%) have sold some of their Bitcoins since they started investing. It is tempting to book profits, given how the price of Bitcoin has rallied in the last year.
Most of the respondents plan to hold their Bitcoins at least one year, with only 16.49% planning to sell sooner than that. According to the survey, 21% of Bitcoin investors plan to hold on to their coins for at least seven years, and 11.7% say they will hold the currency for 10 years or longer.pokaż całość
Katsunori Sago, the chief investment officer at Japan Post Bank, has joined the cadre of financial observers calling bitcoin a bubble, stating that bitcoin’s fair value should be around $100. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)ﾉ⌐■-■
The banker went on to call the bitcoin bubble worse than the 1990s dot-com bubble.
Sago said the bank could consider buying bitcoin if it falls to $100 乁(♥ ʖ̯♥)ㄏ, but it has no plans to short sell bitcoin on account of its volatility ( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°), in remarks reported by Reuters yesterday. Today, bitcoin price hit a new all-time high of $8,040.
Worse Than Dot-Com Bubble
Sago said there was a rally in dot-com shares in the 1990s, but people then were at least using the services of dot-com players like Yahoo and Rakuten, a Japanese Internet company.
Today, people he knows are “doing crypto-currency businesses,” but no one he knows is trading cryptocurrencies or using them in real life. In that sense, he said bitcoin is worse than the IT bubble.
@RybaPan: Mi się zwiesza czasami przy wysokich voluminach , jak btc szło z 7800 na ATH i w dół na 7800 , to był lekki problem z orderami , jeżeli chodzi o możliwość złożenia/zamknięcia czy zmiany w ustawieniach stopów beta, na BCH w ogóle ostatnio była faza bo co chwila było szaro
@Niewinnyk: To nie możesz kupić za tyle ile masz kasy tylko uzależniasz inwestycję od plusów z wypowiedzi ? Śmieszne to trochę. A jak ktoś botem nabije na 1 milion plusów to też kupisz za milion ? (ʘ‿ʘ)
Bitcoin Cash Rally Continues as Value Soars Past $1,250
It would appear the Bitcoin Cash price rally is still in full effect. More specifically, we have seen the Bitcoin Cash price increasing for two days in a row now. Whether or not this is just another temporary trend or a sign of things to come remains to be determined. For now, though, the momentum clearly favors BCH.
Bitcoin Cash Price Keeps Rising
It is pretty impressive to see how the Bitcoin Cash price has evolved over the past two weeks. Although the initial spike to US$2,500 and beyond was considered to be a pump and dump, the value of BCH has not collapsed entirely just yet. In fact, the Bitcoin Cash price has remained above US$1,000 for quite some time now, despite the dip to US$885 not too long ago. This seems to indicate the BCH value will remain around this level for quite some time to come, although nothing has been set in stone.
The past 24 hours have been pretty solid for the Bitcoin Cash price as well. After hovering around the US$1,100 mark for some time, the price eventually started moving up again. After reaching US$1,380 not too long ago, the price has slowly started to come down again. Right now, the goal is to find a decent level of support in the US$1,250 range, although that will not be easy by any means. After all, the markets are often pretty volatile during weekends.
How the Bitcoin Cash price will evolve in the hours and days to come remains anybody’s guess right now. A lot of supporters would like nothing more than to see the value per BCH return to US$2,500 in the near future, but that won’t be easy whatsoever. In fact, it may never happen again, for all we know.
With over US$3.34B in 24-hour trading volume, things are certainly looking good for Bitcoin Cash right now. Similarly strong trading volume has been present for quite some time now, and it doesn’t appear things will change in this regard over the next few days. If there weren’t such a demand for BCH, this volume would never have reached such heights. It is evident people enjoy trading Bitcoin Cash, although it remains to be seen how much of that is based on speculation first and foremost.
As has been the case for nearly two full weeks now, the Bitcoin Cash trading volume is mainly dominated by Bithumb these days. Its volume still represents over 40% of all BCH trades, which is pretty interesting. So far, this doesn’t appear to have had any negative impact on the Bitcoin Cash price. Coinone is in second place on the list of exchanges ranked by volume, although its gap with Bitfinex is pretty small. That’s an interesting situation well worth keeping an eye on.
All of this goes to show that speculation in connection with Bitcoin Cash is far from over right now. There is still sufficient momentum in place to continue pushing this currency’s value toward US$1,500. At the same time, we may see the Bitcoin Cash price drop again in the coming hours.
About The Author
JP Buntinx is a FinTech and Bitcoin enthusiast living in Belgium. His passion for finance and technology made him one of the world's leading freelance Bitcoin writers, and he aims to achieve the same level of respect in the FinTech sector.pokaż całość
Fear of cash seizures has led cartel to use bitcoin currency
The revelation that Dutch police uncovered a "bitcoin farm" in a fortified Amsterdam apartment used by the Kinahan cartel for drug transactions is evidence of the mob's reluctance to use cash for their international transactions.
Sources say that the use of bitcoin is most likely as a result of the huge amount of cash seizures against the cartel since their deadly feud with the Hutch mob began in February of last year.
It is estimated that the cartel has lost a total of around €4m in cash since the major garda drive against them started 18 months ago.
"It is clearly easier for the cartel to now trade in bitcoin rather than cash because it is less likely that this currency will be seized from them," a source said.
More than a dozen people are now before the courts facing money laundering charges and the cartel's operations have been severely hampered as millions of euro has been seized from them.
Bitcoin is a form of virtual global currency that is stored electronically and used to buy goods online.
The anonymous nature of bitcoin, which was created in 2009, has made it popular with groups involved in many different forms of criminality, including those who trade on the so-called Dark Web.
Bitcoin farming or mining is the process of adding and verifying transactions to bitcoin's public ledger and also the means by which new bitcoin are released.
Gardai first became aware of bitcoin being used by drugs trafficking gangs here in December 2014, when they busted a Dublin man who had used sophisticated encryption techniques to traffic drugs on the internet. They discovered more than €1.5m in the digital currency on computers he controlled.
It has emerged that the Criminal Assets Bureau first seized bitcoin in Ireland in 2015.pokaż całość
Editor's note: The author, a freelance writer in the U.K., has an account at Trading 212 and was in the BCH market on Nov. 12.
As the cryptocurrency bitcoin cash surged to a high of $2,500 last weekend, clients of Trading 212, a brokerage based in the U.K., Germany and Bulgaria, were sitting on fat profits, in some cases hundreds of thousands of pounds.
That is, until Sunday, when the cryptocurrency took a nosedive – and the firm suspended trading.
Unable to close their positions, the affected customers could only watch as the price of bitcoin cash fell more than $800 in under an hour. Trading 212 says the suspension lasted only 10 minutes, but according to the traders, that was all it took to erase in some cases sizeable gains.
Not taking it lying down, 54 customers went so far as to set up a WhatsApp group called "People v 212," where they compared notes about how to reclaim their alleged missing gains.
All told, the Trading 212 clients – many of whom described their frustrations in interviews or emails – say they lost an estimated £10 million ($13.2 million), though some have settled their complaints with the company. For example, a group of traders from Cardiff, Wales, has accepted an offer to pay out a proportion, about 10 percent, of the profits they say they were owed.
Aside from temporarily preventing clients who had accumulated gains from cashing out, some said Trading 212 failed to execute their stop-loss or take-profit orders. The company, in turn, claims the customers whose orders were canceled had violated its contract terms.
"Today we have settled with most of the affected clients," Borislav Nedialkov, a co-founder of Trading 212, said Friday.
Justin Galvin, one of the Trading 212 customers battling to get what they see as their rightful profits, blamed the company for the situation, however. In statements, he argued the firm simply took too risky a strategy in offering the product in a nascent market.
"In my opinion, they exercised too much risk by offering bitcoin cash to entice new customers only to have those traders beat the market by 100 times.”
But while bruising losses are nothing new in the crypto space, these traders hadn't actually purchased bitcoin cash. Rather, they had entered into contracts for difference (CFD) with Trading 212. In a CFD, traders don't buy assets directly but take positions on price movements. (CFDs are banned in the U.S.).
The gains and losses are amplified because the brokers allow trading at 30x to 150x margins.
In short, these entities don't hold any of the assets that customers are trading on. In this sense then, CFD brokers operate in a world that is more akin to betting. (Indeed, many of the companies in the sector also offer spread-betting services, although not in Trading 212's case.)
These companies sometimes freeze positions for short periods to manage volatility, as Trading 212 did with bitcoin cash on Sunday. In such situations, there is little clients can do if the broker prevents them from adjusting their positions in the market.
The goings on at Trading 212, then, perhaps represent a collision of worlds, where crypto traders meet old-school middlemen.
"In crypto, I exit with my bitcoin profits immediately. Never leave your winning chips on the table for the dealer to see,” said Clem Chambers, chief executive of company stock analysis site ADVFN.com.
Trading 212, however, is relatively new to the CFD broking game, launching its share-dealing and crypto service in June this year. Nevertheless, it has succeeded in attracting many young investors and traders. Its addition of eight cryptocurrency markets has helped it to expand.
Still, many investors may have been prone to act emotionally, perhaps either not understanding, or being wilfully unaware, of the terms of the investments in which they had entered. It may be that the company concluded the Cardiff-based traders were "trading in concert" given that they knew each other, although the company has so far brought forward no evidence.
Not used to the nature of the trading schemes that have sprouted up around the market, many were surprised, then, at the measures the company has taken.
But Trading 212 isn't the only area of the crypto market to come under stress as a result of bitcoin cash's weekend ups and downs.
Bitcoin cash's price pullback happened at the same time as Korean exchange Bithumb began to have outages. In response, industry website CoinMarketCap stopped taking prices from the exchange, meaning 50 percent of trading volume worldwide wasn't shown in its charts.
Three thousand Korean customers of Bithumb have launched a class action lawsuit against the exchange claiming they suffered losses as a result of the two-hour outage.
Price swings of the magnitude seen in the bitcoin market on Sunday would possibly have triggered a trading suspension on stock exchanges, but this is crypto, where no such mechanisms exist. Having said that, the market is showing signs of maturing.
The introduction of bitcoin futures by derivatives market giant CME Group will go some way to bearing down on bitcoin volatility – although some incumbents in the futures markets worry that a crypto "virus" could jump the species barrier and initiate a pandemic in the "real economy." The outbreak of influenza at Trading 212 may be an early warning sign.
Regulators, it seems, are taking notice, though their main message is "buyer beware."
Following the incident, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) issued a statement on the risks of cryptocurrency CFDs. But Trading 212's customers are unlikely to find any consolation in its words.
While the FCA regulates CFD brokers, it warned:
"These protections will not compensate you for any losses from trading."
Since then, Trading 212 appears to be taking steps to ensure a similar situation doesn't repeat, announcing it was raising the deposit level required to trade on margin.pokaż całość
Over 20 Banks Join Singapore-Hong Kong Blockchain Trade Network ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)ﾉ⌐■-■
Members of the central banks of Singapore and Hong Kong have revealed that a number of banks have now joined their recently announced blockchain-based trade network.
Expected to launch by early 2019, the new network will now involve participation from over 20 global banks and financial institutions, a Business Times report says. The announcement of the new members of the project was made during the Singapore Fintech Festival on Thursday.
The proof-of-concept – called the Hong Kong Trade Finance Platform (HKTFP) – is a collaboration between the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), aimed to digitize trade finance using distributed ledger technology (DLT).
According to the officials from the two monetary authorities, the DLT pilot – which is described as a "global trade connectivity network" (GTCN) – is expected to set "new global standards" for the industry and aims to trace global trade flows between Singapore and Hong Kong.
Li Shu-Pui, executive director of the HKMA said that there have been concerns from bankers regarding data and transaction privacy. As a result, regulators should consider regulations around DLT, he said, since it is a new form of innovation in the "mission-critical" trade finance space.
Li indicated that he also expects European financial institutions to get involved in the project as it progresses.pokaż całość
The Internet Archive, the digital library of internet artifacts and webpages, has added new cryptocurrency payment options for supporters wanting to help keep their servers running.
In a blog post published Thursday, the non-profit host of the Wayback Machine – a service which takes snapshots of webpages as they evolve through time – announced it will now accept donations in bitcoin cash and zcash. ( ͡°( ͡° ͜ʖ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)ʖ ͡°) ͡°)
Donating to the archive will allow it to fulfill its mission of ensuring the internet is "free, secure and backed up for all time," according to the post.
The organization wrote:
"At the Internet Archive, we are big fans of the cryptocurrency movement and have been trying to do our part to test and support alternative means of commerce."
The Internet Archive has supported bitcoin donations since 2012, noting in a previous post that they have allowed employees to be paid in the cryptocurrency since 2013.
In the same post, the organization said it doesn't cash out its cryptocurrency holdings, but is rather holding them to study how bitcoin can be used to benefit non-profits.
"We want to see how donated bitcoin can be used, not just sold off," it wrote at the time.
The archive says it aims to back up every book, webpage, audio file, TV show and piece of software ever produced, making them freely accessible to anyone on the internet.
Disclosure: CoinDesk is a subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which has an ownership stake in Zcash Company, the for-profit entity that develops the Zcash protocol.pokaż całość
@megaloxantha: Wiesz od kiedy gram i na czym zaczynałem ? Nie wiesz, ale jesteś peirwszy do mówienia za mnie.
Może chcesz za mojego rzecznika robić ?
Ale jak może mi sie skońćzyć depozyt jak co jakiś czas wypłacam zyski co chwile ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ
To uczucie kiedy chciałeś napisać o pompie na BCH, ale doszedłeś do wniosku , że nie warto, bo zaraz wykopowi eksperci urządzą sobie festiwal wyśmiewania i postanawiasz postawić beta i siedzieć cicho i jedynie pokazać niedowiarkom jak smakuje zwycięstwopokaż całość
jeśli obecne waluty opierają się na zaufaniu to w niedalekiej przyszłości wiele osób straci zaufanie do rządów i banków centralnych
tak jak dziś wikipedia jest cytowana i uznana za wiarygodne źródło, tak bitcoin będzie miał taką wartość zaufania
bitcoin stanie się walutą światową nawet jak poszczególne rządy nie będą jej uznawać
a co dalej?
Wartość bitcoina będzie tak duża że mało kogo będzie stać na pojedynczą jednostkę ale do tego czasu będzie się dzielić kilkaset razy i po podziałach ułamek bitcoina będzie dostępny
a co z innymi kryptowalutami? Jeśli nic nie zachwieje wiarygodnością bitcoina to będzie dominującą kryptowalutą inne mogą być równoległe ale wiele zniknie, jeszcze więcej się pojawi ale to bitcoin będzie podstawowy
Bitcoin cash has taken a beating today, but there are already signs of a potential bottom.
As of writing, the world's third-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization is changing hands at $1,007. As per CoinMarketCap, the bitcoin cash-U.S. dollar (BCH/USD) exchange rate has depreciated by 20 percent in the last 24 hours.
The widely cited movement of money out of bitcoin (BTC) and into bitcoin cash following the suspension of the controversial Segwit2x software upgrade appeared to push BCH to record highs near $2,500 on Sunday. However, the bull run looked overdone as per technical studies, and BCH soon lost altitude while BTC made a sharp recovery from $5,500.
Despite the losses today, so far the BCH has defended the new base level of $1,000 as expected.
The price action analysis and the volume analysis shows a potential for a move higher to $1,300-$1,400 range.
The chart shows:
The upward sloping 10-day moving average (MA) has helped prices defend the psychological level of $1,000.
Despite confirmation of a bearish doji reversal (Monday's doji and a bearish follow-through on Tuesday), BCH is holding above the $1,000 mark.
The 4-hour 50-MA (black line) and the 4-hour 100-MA (red line) maintain the bullish tone (sloping upwards).
The last 4-hour candle was a doji, which occurs when the opening and closing price is virtually the same. It indicates exhaustion, i.e. the sell-off from the record highs near $2,500 has run out of steam.
A bullish doji reversal would be confirmed if the current 4-hour candle closes above $1,100. Such a move would improve the odds of a move to $1,400 or more.pokaż całość
Bullish doji reversal is confirmed
The relative strength index (RSI) is oversold
So, the stage looks set for a recovery, however, the falling channel is still intact. A break above the falling channel resistance around $1,115 would validate the bullish doji reversal and oversold RSI, and would open up upside towards $1,400.
Volume analysis: Pullback from record highs lacks substance
As per CoinMarketCap, total trading volumes for BCH have dropped 84.2 percent over the last four days, indicating that the pullback from the record highs is largely "corrective" in nature.
BCH is likely to defend its new base level of $1,000 and move higher to $1,400 over the next 24-48 hours.
Only multiple 1-hour closes below $1,000 would weaken the bull market case and could yield a deeper pullback to $700 (Nov. 3 high). pokaż całość
Swiss Firms to Let Traders Short Bitcoin With New Futures Products
Swiss asset management firm Vontobel will launch a new futures product designed to let customers bet against the price of bitcoin.
To be launched on SIX Exchange this Friday, the offering will enable investors to reap gains even if the bitcoin price plunges. According to Reuters, the company will release two mini futures, a type of derivatives instrument that represents a fraction of the value of standard futures.
According to Eric Blattmann, head of public distribution of financial products at Vontobel, the news comes at a time when traditional traders are simply looking for more options when it comes to trading cryptocurrencies.
He said in statements:
"We have seen big demand for our long tracker certificate from investors interested in playing the upside potential of bitcoin and now they have also the possibility to hedge their position or go short."
Along with Vontobel, Swiss investment solutions provider Leonteq Securities AG also announced the launch of a separate product that has a two-month maturity, Bloomberg reported today.
Likewise, in his statements, Manuel Durr, head of public solutions at Leonteq noted that clients "appreciate" the choice between a long or a short investment in bitcoin.
Indeed, the move comes amid an uptick in interest in cryptocurrency products among institutional investors. U.S. derivatives marketplace operator CME Group, for example, announced recently it would launch a bitcoin futures product, setting off speculation other firms may follow suit.
Already, New York-based startup LedgerX is offering live cryptocurrency futures trading, with $1 million traded in its first week.pokaż całość
@Kliko: Ale co wiadomo ? o CME Gruop mówisz , które od Grudnia ma wchodzić w BTC czy o Szwajcarkim Vontobel , które właśnie teraz wchodzi ? Bo to nie jest to samo , a do tej pory tylko o CME Group była mowa w mediach.
Along with Vontobel, Swiss investment solutions provider Leonteq Securities AG also announced the launch of a separate product that has a two-month maturity, Bloomberg reported today.
Likewise, in his statements, Manuel Durr, head of public solutions at Leonteq noted that clients "appreciate" the choice between a long or a short investment in bitcoin.
Indeed, the move comes amid an uptick in interest in cryptocurrency products among institutional investors. U.S. derivatives marketplace operator CME Group, for example, announced recently it would launch a bitcoin futures product, setting off speculation other firms may follow suit.pokaż całość
czarne chmury widzę , chyba będzie padać całą zimę (ʘ‿ʘ)
The activation of Segregated Witness on the Bitcoin network hasn’t done too many favors so far. The number of SegWit-capable transactions is still incredibly low. Without proper support form wallets and other service providers, this will not change. According to the charts, less than 10% of all transactions use this scaling solution. It is a very worrisome trend, to say the very least. Solving this problem will not be easy by any means. ( ͡°( ͡° ͜ʖ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)ʖ ͡°) ͡°)
Segregated Witness is designed to make Bitcoin scale in a major way. After a full year of opposition, the solution has now been active on the network. In fact, it has been for several months already. For some reason, there is a low number of SegWit transactions on the Bitcoin blockchain. (ʘ‿ʘ) This number is decreasing below 10% once again as well. (ʘ‿ʘ) For some reason, the lack of native support is not being resolved whatsoever. This has been a problem for many months now and only gets worse.(ʘ‿ʘ)
SegWit Adoption Struggles to Surpass 10%
According to recent statistics, less than 10% of Bitcoin transactions use Segregated Witness. Although this is not a big change compared to a while ago, it’s not positive either. Some blocks show a slightly higher percentage, but it’s pretty bleak overall. Until service providers and wallets finalize integration, the number will not change. These companies have struggled to finalize this process. Not entirely surprising, as the code is still pretty messy right now.Integration this project has been cumbersome, to say the least.
It is unclear if any big changes will occur before the year is over. (ʘ‿ʘ) Until we see some big improvements, the Bitcoin ecosystem will continue to struggle. (ʘ‿ʘ) Moreover, it also shows the Bitcoin Cash team may not have been entirely wrong in their decision. ( ͡°( ͡° ͜ʖ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)ʖ ͡°) ͡°) Scaling comes in many different ways, although SegWit seemingly presented the best solution. It seems a lot of people tend to disagree, otherwise, we would have seen better integration already. A very problematic turn of events, to say the very least. ( ͡°( ͡° ͜ʖ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)ʖ ͡°) ͡°)
It will be interesting to see how this situation evolves in the coming weeks and months. ( ͡€ ͜ʖ ͡€) Bitcoin can easily be attacked with spam transactions. ( ͡€ ͜ʖ ͡€) Such an attack occurred not too long ago. Without a real scaling solution, issues like these will continue to occur on a regular basis.( ͡€ ͜ʖ ͡€) A solution has to be found sooner or later. That is much easier said than done, unfortunately. ( ͡€ ͜ʖ ͡€)
Pytanie odnośnie kopania BTC/BCH do kogoś rozeznanego w temacie
Jakie są korzyści z utworzenia własnego poola ?
powiedzmy , że mówimy o 100 sztukach Antminer S9 , bo czytałem ogólnikowo narazie , i w kalkulatorze wyszło coś koło 4k$ zysku rocznie
Rozumiem , że pojedyńcza koparka kopie lekko ponad 0,5 BTC rocznie przy obecnej cenie ? A jak spadnie cena to więcej BTC bo trudność zmaleje ?
Jaka jest różnica w kopaniu gdyby takie koparki podpiąć do Antpoola , a jaka jest w przypadku gdybym sam utworzył takiego poola i w ramach tego poola kopał?pokaż całość
Dodatko a propo sprzętu: ZAWSZE ale to ZAWSZE, powtórzę ZAWSZE producenci sprzętu robili taki myk: dostarczali na rynek sprzęt który właśnie tu i teraz na papierze w kalku wyglądał naprawdę spoko
@TompsonzPolski: Czyli podobnie jak z grami które są pisane pod karty graficzne , które dopiero co mają wyjść.
Reasumując znacznie bardziej opłacalne jest HODL
To zależy , dobry bet na zmianę ceny na lewarze jest jeszcze bardziej opłacalny i nie trzeba tyle czekać co podczas holdowania. Cena rosła stabilnie bo zainteresowanie było głównie ideowe, że tak się wyrażę , gdy nadchodzi etap gdy wchodzą ludzie z ulicy chętni łatwego zysku to i korekty łatwiej. A im wiecej altcoinów poważnieje i utrzymuje się na rynku to tym bardziej będzie skakał miedzy nimi pieniądz. I tak każdy ulokuje się w swojej % częsci market capu.pokaż całość
@nocnyjanek: @TompsonzPolski: I jestem wdzięczny za odpowiedź , bo ja na technicznych aspektach kopania BTC się nie znam i dlatego zapytałem , bo byłem ciekaw czy są jakieś bonusy z łaczenia koparek na własnym poolu , widziałem wzmianki o tym , ale żadnych danych jak to wygląda. A wasza odpowiedź w zupełności mi wsytarcza i wyjaśniła mi w prosty sposób to co chciałem sie dowiedzieć.
"Generalnie można powiedzieć że BTC słuzy jednynie tej ciemnej stronie: scam, ukrywanie dochodów, pranie pieniędzy, ukrywanie pieniędzy, sprzedaż dragów, silk road itp. A poprzez obecny wzrost cen i opłat transakcyjnych totalnie zrobił się bezużyteczny. ktoś zrabia, ktoś traci, ot życie. "
Korean Crypto Exchange Suffers Outage During Bitcoin Cash Surge
Taki popyt był na BCH podczas pompy , że aż Bithumba wywaliło :D
Bithumb, one of the world’s most heavily trafficked bitcoin exchanges, is getting heat from customers who were unable to make transactions after its server went down over the weekend.
For about two hours on Sunday, users of the Seoul-based exchange couldn’t make withdrawals and deposits after a sudden surge in usage caused a server connection failure, Bithumb said on its website. Trading volume was about 800 percent higher than the October average as prices in some virtual coins experienced wild fluctuations.
Bithumb said it canceled some transactions to minimize damage and is having conversations with law firms about how to compensate users who lost money. Frustrated investors who were unable to take advantage of the price fluctuations have joined forces to discuss filing lawsuits against Bithumb, according to local Korean news sites.
This isn’t the first time Bithumb has had problems. In June, customer information was stolen from an employees computer. It also isn’t the first crypto exchange to grapple with performance issues. Coinbase, one of the most popular U.S. exchanges, has faced an influx of customer complaints this year as it has struggled to keep up with unprecedented volume driven by skyrocketing prices and speculation.
Amid the cataclymsic collapse of Bitcoin late on Friday night, the crypto currency suddenly saw a large buyer step in as prices plummeted below $6000. We now have an idea who that buyer of last resort was...
As a result of a giant publicity effort from its proponents, BCH saw mass investment as it heads towards a potentially contentious hard fork set for just after 7 p.m. GMT today. The failure of SegWit2x, coupled with endorsement from the soon-to-be-defunct Bitcoin Classic team meant BCH became the major ‘competitor’ to Bitcoin over the weekend.
But, as Reuters reports, former Fortress macro hedge fund manager Mike Novogratz - who we most recently profiled here - told Reuters Global 2018 Investment Outlook Summit in New York that he bought $15 to $20 million worth of Bitcoin over the weekend in that recent pullback.
No to już wiemy kto chciał zatrzymać korektę na BTC , a nic z tego nie wyszło jak narazie :Dpokaż całość
Mirki, mam wolna kase. Chcę przenaczyc ja w krotkoterminowe inwestycje w kryptowaluty. Mam od tygodnia wplacone 50zl dla testu na gieldzie i zarobilem okolo 10% angazujac sie lacznie okolo 30 minut. Dac sobie spokoj czy nie? Bo sie trochę napaliłem.