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Handling of crypto-currencies: are they organized on forums?

The manipulations are organized by online communities.

Jake Daniels explored a scenario where he had to buy the ADA token

Forums will continue to find cryptocurrencies that are climbing and reap the money generated by media attention.

All these massive hikes organized by online communities are making a crowd of new traders drool with envy looking for the next big asset. It is no coincidence that I have noticed an increase in posts regarding participation in “pump discord groups” on Twitter.

I’m a marketing project manager at CoinSmart, a Canadian cryptocurrency exchange . My role is to create animated and topical graphics that highlight the cryptocurrency that will be talked about.

On Tuesday, February 2, I was investigating whether a particular event had been responsible for the 20% rise in Cardano’s ( ADA ) share price. Was this a new tech announcement, or a new manipulation of the WallStreetBets forum?

Browsing through the hashtag $ ADA on Twitter, I observe that it is inundated with identical tweets mentioning a group of people looking to manipulate the market.

“$ Ada handled by a lot of people tonight!”

“#Wallstreetsbets and other forums will manipulate $ ada. They have already attacked $ xrp, $ doge, $ gme and $ amc! Check the court of these assets ”.

I considered this situation, and envisioned a scenario where if I were to buy ADA while under the effect of FOMO, what would happen?

Cryptocurrency case number one: ADA

The first order: Browse tweets about ADA manipulation and merge them into intervals to measure trading volume . You will find below this volume on the history of the token price.

Os futuros do CME Ethereum vão ao ar, Bitcoin cumpre sua melhor semana: 5 coisas para assistir esta semana

Com seu melhor fechamento semanal na bolsa, Bitcoin está definido para competir com Ether e a nova “altseason” pela supremacia esta semana.

Os touros do Bitcoin ( BTC ) parecem firmemente no comando nesta semana, já que a maior criptomoeda começa na segunda-feira, perto de US $ 40.000.

Depois de subir em grande parte das negociações da semana anterior, o BTC / USD subiu 15% em comparação com sete dias atrás – o que vem a seguir?

O Cointelegraph analisa cinco fatores que podem influenciar a direção do Bitcoin nos próximos dias.

Ações batem recordes, mas dólar cai

A ascensão do Bitcoin antes do fim de semana foi acompanhada por um cenário familiar nos mercados macro.

Apesar do coronavírus e suas consequências continuarem causando estragos em muitas economias em todo o mundo, os mercados de ações atingiram novos recordes históricos, com o S&P 500 fechando seu maior ganho semanal desde novembro passado. O petróleo subiu acima de US $ 60 o barril pela primeira vez em mais de um ano na segunda-feira.

O clima aumentou com a perspectiva de novos gastos nos Estados Unidos, enquanto os legisladores procuravam finalizar os detalhes do pacote de estímulo de US $ 1,9 trilhão do presidente Joe Biden

Como os proponentes do Bitcoin têm notado consistentemente desde o início da pandemia e antes, mais gastos significam mais dinheiro concentrado perto do governo e do banco central – um fenômeno conhecido como “efeito cantillon” – abrindo caminho para intervenções contínuas nos mercados de ações, entre outros áreas.

Ao mesmo tempo, o dólar americano sofreu nos últimos dias, como parte de uma narrativa em andamento que afirma que a moeda de reserva mundial continuará caindo.

O índice da moeda do dólar americano (DXY) caiu abruptamente abaixo de 91 na segunda-feira, revertendo sua recente tendência de alta, iniciada em meados de janeiro.

Bitcoin (BTC) exceeds € 20,000 for the first time on Christmas Day

On this Christmas day, December 25, 2020, Bitcoin (BTC) is giving us a gift: it has for the first time exceeded € 20,000. Unheard of since the launch of this cryptocurrency in 2009.

Bitcoin (BTC) exceeds 24,500 dollars, or more than 20,000 euros

Nothing can stop Bitcoin (BTC), the king of cryptocurrencies saw its price exceed € 20,000 several times on December 25, 2020. Since crossing its old ATH ( All Time High ), its highest price, Bitcoin Era is not weakening. It is even the reverse!

While several analysts saw Bitcoin’s price correct to around $ 18,000, this still has not happened. Besides, it is possible that this correction will never happen, the future will tell, because the price of BTC is extremely volatile.

More and more companies are adopting Bitcoin

New companies to convert part of their cash into bitcoin keep increasing. The Mogo company plans to allocate 1.5% of its assets in bitcoins , the manager SkyBridge is launching a Bitcoin fund , MicroStrategy announces that it has bought back for $ 650 million in Bitcoin …

According to the Bitcoin Treasuries site , around thirty companies have invested part of their funds in Bitcoin. And these are only the companies that have communicated publicly on this subject.

The number of purchases by institutions (companies, specialized funds, etc.) seems to be increasing. According to an analysis by Ki Young Ju for CryptoQuant , the number of OTC (Over The Counter) deals, which are exchanges carried out outside the traditional circuits, seem to be increasing via Coinbaise.

12,006 BTC came out of Coinbase a few hours ago. Like I said, they went into wallets that appear to be custody. It seems that Coinbase generates a new cold wallet for each customer after an OTC deal with an institutional.

Other analyzes confirm a significant withdrawal of bitcoins on Coinbase and other exchanges. Indeed, according to the Whale Exchange Ratio on Gemini calculated by CryptoQuant, the number of whales (large owners of bitcoins stored on the Gemini exchange ) seems to be decreasing which is rather a good sign. These big fish withdraw their BTC to keep them for the long term.

Shameless” stagione premiere nome ‘Shameless’ gocce Bitcoin e altri cripto

Peccato che la breve conversazione cripto-correlata sia stata in gran parte senza senso.

Diversi programmi televisivi hanno menzionato Bitcoin

Diversi programmi televisivi hanno menzionato Bitcoin (BTC) o altre criptocurrenze nel corso degli anni, tra cui Big Bang Theory nel 2017 e The Simpsons nel 2020. Una delle ultime citazioni crittografiche è avvenuta durante la premiere dell’undicesima stagione di Shameless, in un episodio intitolato “This is Chicago”.

E’ il mio crypto”, dice il personaggio Dash, elaborando: “Il mio Bitcoin”. E’ sceso di 30 e lo stavo usando per far leva sul mio Tether e sul mio Ethereum”. Un altro personaggio ha risposto: “Non ho idea di cosa tu abbia appena detto”.

Dash continuò:

“I futures petroliferi hanno sventrato il mio portafoglio la scorsa primavera. Quindi, se ci sarà un altro calo di due punti sui miei cryptos, dovrò coprire una chiamata di margine”.

È improbabile che i commenti di Dash abbiano molto senso per i partecipanti al mondo reale nello spazio dei blockchain, dato che il dialogo sembrava essere poco più di una combinazione di parole chiave e technobabble a bassa fedeltà. Si potrebbe usare Tether in un commercio Bitcoin a leva, per esempio, ma il contrario sembra illogico. Inoltre non è chiaro cosa significhi esattamente “giù di 30” per Bitcoin. Se si riferisce semplicemente ai dollari, allora potrebbe volersi allacciare la cintura, dato che uno swing di 30 dollari per il Bitcoin è un’azione di prezzo minuscola.

I prezzi del petrolio hanno effettivamente subito una dura primavera quest’anno

I prezzi del petrolio hanno effettivamente subito una dura primavera quest’anno, tuttavia, quindi almeno il suo commento sul petrolio si allinea adeguatamente. Coprire un margin call significa che Dash deve depositare più garanzie per mantenere le sue attuali posizioni di trading se i prezzi scendono oltre un certo punto.

Lunedì, l’account Twitter della piattaforma di portafoglio MyCrypto ha segnalato le quotazioni dell’episodio, dicendo:

“Bitcoin, Ethereum e Tether hanno ricevuto una menzione nella premiere della stagione di questa sera di Shameless!”

Anche se il dialogo non aveva molto senso, l’inclusione del cripto dell’episodio ha comunque segnato la crescente consapevolezza del mainstream per le valute digitali. Bitcoin e altri hanno visto un’adozione significativa nel 2020, compreso il recente lancio di PayPal sulla sua piattaforma.

 

In 2020, Darknet market crypt currency revenues exceeded $1.5 billion.

Even without December, Darknet market revenues in crypt currencies surpassed the previous year’s level, reaching a new high of over $1.5 billion, according to the Chainalysis report.

The company’s specialists account for transactions in Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Litecoin (LTC) and Tether (USDT).

Despite the growth in the total volume of Bitcoin Loophole platform transactions in digital currencies, Chainalysis analysts believe that darkness markets can wait for difficult times.

They drew attention to two trends: the decline in the number of sites and the number of transactions. While at the beginning of the year Chainalysis had 57 active markets in the darnet, by December this figure had fallen to 37, the lowest value since November 2017. In this category, analysts consider markets with monthly turnover of at least $100 in crypt currencies.

Last year, its users made more than 12 million transactions in digital currencies, in 2020 the figure barely exceeded 9 million. The cost per purchase increased on average. According to Chainalysis, this can be explained by the increase in the number of buyers of prohibited goods for subsequent resale and the exit of those who purchased them for personal consumption.

The reduction in the number of sites in the company is seen as a result of law enforcement and increased competition, which leads to consolidation of the sector.

“We have also seen more darknessnet market closures in 2020, including those known as Flugsvamp 2.0 and Empire,” said Chainalysis.

Analysts cite the implementation of fraudulent schemes and competitor DoS attacks by operators as the main reasons why dacernet markets have stopped operating. Another factor is the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which causes problems with delays in delivery.

Earlier, Chainalysis stated that the fall in the price of Bitcoin in the spring of 2020 against the backdrop of global panic from the coronavirus has reduced activity on dacnets markets.

Russia follows suit: Sberbank announces stablecoin

The Russian state bank Sberbank plans to launch its own crypto platform for the acquisition of digital assets from next year. In addition, the financial institution would like to issue its own crypto currency, the “Sbercoin”.

The Russian news agency RBC reported on Monday on the plans of Russia’s largest bank, Sberbank, referring to CEO Herman Gref.

He said the company is responding to the upcoming Russian law regulating the crypto market with this move . They want to offer services related to the acquisition of digital assets with their own blockchain platform.

“Sbercoin” should come in early 2021

In addition, the financial institution announced its own stablecoin, the “Sbercoin”, which will also be launched in 2021. This step comes as no surprise. The bank had been toying with the issue of a stablecoin for a long time.

With the establishment of the “Sbercoin”, Bitcoin Future enables the quick exchange of a crypto asset, for example Bitcoin, for traditional fiat currencies such as US dollars, euros or rubles.

Interest in cryptocurrencies is growing in Russia

In late July, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law regulating transactions in digital assets. This legalizes the buying and selling of cryptocurrencies. The currency remains denied the status of legalized means of payment.

Nevertheless, interest in cryptocurrencies is growing, as Russia’s Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin told RBC. However, he emphasized: “It is important that owners of digital assets can protect their rights and interests and that shadow business is made more difficult.”

They moved a billion dollars in Bitcoin associated with the black market of Silk Road

Two crypto intelligence companies reported that a billion dollars was moved in Bitcoin associated with Silk Road. Who was it?

Yesterday CipherTrace published a report where it was reported that an anonymous user moved 69,370 Bitcoins from an address associated with Silk Road. We tell you everything!

Bitcoin associated with Silk Road

Silk Road was closed by the US authorities in 2013, as the site allowed people to sell drugs and other illegal products. Two years later, its creator, Ross Ulbricht, was sentenced to life in prison.

Now CipherTrace has reported that 69,370 Bitcoins, or more than USD 960 billion, were moved in two transactions from a wallet of an Crowd Millionaire connected to Silk Road.

Elliptic, a crypto intelligence company, also reported the move. However, in the report Tom Robinson, co-founder of Elliptic, stated that he is not quite sure who owns the funds.

“I would say that I am 60% sure that these funds are from Silk Road at this time, I am not sure,” Robinson said.

Let’s remember that this wallet address associated with the Silk Road case, before the recent move, had the fourth highest balance of any Bitcoin address.

We should also bear in mind that an encrypted file has been circulating on hacker forums for the past year. Apparently, this file has the crypto keys needed to take over Bitcoins at this address.

There is therefore a possibility, albeit a small one, that a hacker managed to obtain the keys. But there is also the possibility that it was Ulbricht himself.

What do you need to know about this case?

According to Elliptic, Silk Road attracted about 150,000 buyers and thus 4,000 suppliers. Illegal negotiations and exchanges apparently took place, resulting in total sales of USD 183 million.

At the time, the FBI apparently confiscated approximately 174,000 Bitcoins belonging to Ulbricht. After they were confiscated, these Bitcoins were auctioned off by the US government.

However, it seems that the numbers are not entirely accurate. The reason is that the total commissions earned by Silk Road are believed to have totalled 614,000 Bitcoins. So the question is, where is the rest?

Let’s bear in mind that that amount of Bitcoin is currently valued at $6 billion.

“There has always been a suspicion that Silk Road profits can remain in circulation,” said Robinson.

Who will be behind this move? What will be the next step? We’d like to know your opinion!

Buy Bitcoin: Fund manager believes that every bank will buy BTC in the future

Buy Bitcoin!- This is the advice Bill Miller, founder of the investment firm Miller Value Partners, gives to the listeners in a recent interview with CNBC.

Miller, who has more than 20 years of experience in the investment field, advises to buy Bitcoin. Compared to other assets, the crypto currency dominates in the 1-year, 5-year and even more so in the 10-year perspective.

Bitcoin is an enormous chance and one should use this purchase opportunity now, so Miller.

Bitcoin: Each bank will buy sometime BTC

The Bitcoin roller coaster was also present this year. When the markets set off south in March under the impression of Covid-19, the price of the digital crypto currency BTC also fell sharply. In absolute terms, we saw a price level of around $4,000.

With the slow recovery of the stock and financial markets, Bitcoin Pro also began to recover. In the meantime, the price is quoted at a level of around $15,000.

Bill Miller starts at this point in his CNCB interview. Admittedly, he admits that the volatility of the crypto currency was high this year. But the same is now also true for shares and other asset classes.

The recent movements of Bitcoin are however a sign of stability. While few years ago the question arose again and again whether the Bitcoin course could fall to 0$, today probably hardly humans place themselves this question.

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Support from Wall Street

Miller sees the support Bitcoin has received from Wall Street as a particularly strong signal. Wall Street sees Bitcoin as a necessary hedge in times of low interest rates and rising inflation.

Miller repeats a common narrative in this context. He believes that the monetary policy of the Federal Reserve Bank will lead to rising inflation. A hedge against this loss of purchasing power is therefore necessary. In his opinion, banks are now increasingly seeing Bitcoin as such an instrument alongside gold.

I think that every large bank, every large investment bank and every company with a high market capitalization will eventually hold a position in Bitcoin.

In short: Miller believes that all relevant players in the financial world will be confronted with Bitcoin in the future and will buy Bitcoin, at least in small parts.
The golden law of supply and demand

At this point we may once again recall the golden law of supply and demand for pricing in markets. Finally, the third Bitcoin Halving took place in May of this year.

According to this, the newly created supply of BTC was halved. Especially in times of quantitative easing, Bitcoin’s supply and monetary policy represents a real contrast. Miller therefore stresses that Bitcoin and its pricing is simply the logical result of supply and demand.

With the fixed parameter of 21 million BTC and the fact that demand – stimulated by large companies – is higher than supply, a further price increase is logical.

Po tym, jak Kanye West i PewDiePie znani Rapper Logic popierają Bitcoin

Bitcoin zyskał ostatnio wiele uwagi po ogromnym wzroście, który spowodował przekroczenie granicy 15 000 USD i zaszokował wielu. Zasób ten był obserwowany przez wiele międzynarodowych celebrytów i wygląda na to, że słynny raper Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, popularnie znany jako Logic, jest najnowszym, który promuje Bitcoin, a ogłoszenie pojawiło się zaraz po tym, jak Bitcoin wykonał ogromny ruch i zyskał popularność na Twitterze.

W tweecie 7 listopada emerytowany raper i twórca treści, którego rekordy wielokrotnie znajdowały się na szczytach list przebojów, zauważył, że jego menedżer Chris Zarou przekonał go do zakupu Bitcoina.

Chociaż szczegóły dotyczące inwestycji nie zostały ujawnione, Logic wspomniał w swoim tweecie, że była to „duża inwestycja w #bitcoin”

Logic ma ponad 2,3 miliona obserwujących na Twitterze, a społeczność wydawała się podekscytowana wejściem rapera do świata kryptowalut. Z drugiej strony, niektórzy martwili się o jego czas wejścia z powodu ruchu za 1500 $ dzień wcześniej, a gwałtowna korekta mogła zmienić zdanie rapera.

Jest to jednak mało prawdopodobne, ponieważ menedżer Logic Zarou wydaje się być zwolennikiem Bitcoina, ponieważ kilka dni wcześniej napisał na Twitterze, że jest „nieodpowiedzialnie długi” na Bitcoinie.

Termin nieodpowiedzialnie długo został sformułowany przez zarządzającego funduszami hedgingowymi i byka Bitcoin Raoul Pal, który uważa, że ​​Bitcoin może osiągnąć milion dolarów w tym cyklu rynkowym w wyniku zainteresowania instytucjonalnego.

Logic nie jest jedynym artystą, który stawia na Bitcoin, ponieważ jest wspierany przez zdobywcę nagrody Grammy i kandydata na prezydenta Kanye Westa, który w zeszłym miesiącu transmitował na żywo popularny podcast Joe Rogan i chwalił Bitcoin.

W międzyczasie pewna sensacja YouTube’a PewDiePie zaprezentowała swoim 107 milionom subskrybentów na początku tego miesiąca niewymienialne tokeny (NFT) i kryptowaluty, promując grę w stylu Pokemona o nazwie Wallem, w której również sprzedaje swoją „skórkę PewDiePie” w grze jako NFT.

Bitcoin rajd nie jest napędzany przez inwestorów detalicznych

Pomimo, że wiele celebrytów popiera kryptowaluty, takie jak Bitcoin, dane z Google Trends pokazują, że zainteresowanie terminem „Bitcoin” i innymi powiązanymi wyszukiwaniami było wciąż na najniższym od wielu lat poziomie.

Może to być wskazówką, że obecny wzrost jest napędzany przez graczy instytucjonalnych, takich jak Grayscale i inni zarządzający funduszami, na podstawie liczb zgłoszonych przez te instytucje.

Dostawcy usług płatności mobilnych Square’s Cash App również odnotował znaczny wzrost przychodów w trzecim kwartale dzięki Bitcoin. W oparciu o raport finansowy dla amerykańskiej Komisji Papierów Wartościowych i Giełd, Bitcoin stał się największym źródłem przychodów dla aplikacji Cash App.

Biorąc wszystko pod uwagę, Logic i inne gwiazdy wchodzące na rynek Bitcoin to wciąż dobra wiadomość dla całej branży, jeśli chodzi o popularyzację tej dość nowej klasy aktywów.

Rosyjscy urzędnicy publiczni muszą teraz zadeklarować swoje zasoby kryptograficzne jako dochód

Urzędnicy publiczni w Immediate Edge będą teraz musieli zadeklarować jako dochód wszystkie aktywa kryptograficzne, które posiadają. Środki obowiązują od 1 stycznia 2021 r., Podały lokalne media.

Rosyjski prokurator generalny Igor Krasnov oświadczył :

„Od przyszłego roku urzędnicy państwowi będą musieli deklarować [wirtualne] waluty na równi z innymi aktywami”

Krasnov powiedział to 20 października, przemawiając na spotkaniu korupcyjnym z udziałem 15 innych prokuratorów generalnych z państw członkowskich Szanghajskiej Organizacji Współpracy (SCO) i innych krajów.

SCO jest ośmioosobowym sojuszem politycznym, gospodarczym i bezpieczeństwa założonym w 2001 roku przez Chiny, Rosję, Kazachstan i Tadżykistan. Obejmuje również kilka państw stowarzyszonych, takich jak Iran, Białoruś, Kambodża i Afganistan.

Według raportu Russia Today, wyjaśnienie Krasnowa „oznacza również [że] urzędnicy będą musieli wskazać kryptowalutę w swoich deklaracjach dochodowych, co pozwoli państwu śledzić zarobki wszystkich urzędników”.

Do tej pory urzędnicy publiczni nie byli zobowiązani do deklarowania swoich zasobów cyfrowych

Wydawało się, że rada rosyjskiego ministerstwa pracy z 2018 r. Zwolniła ich z tego.

Jednak w związku z obawami, że kryptowaluty są wykorzystywane do korupcji ropy naftowej, prokuratura generalna ujawniła, że ​​w ciągu ostatnich trzech lat przejęła ponad 440 milionów dolarów nieujawnionych aktywów pieniężnych od urzędników publicznych, donoszą branżowe media .