Swiss blockchain project Dfinity brings „Internet computers“ to the mainnet

Dfinity founder Dominic Williams explains to Cointelegraph how his project can usher in a paradigm shift.

After several years of research and development, in which several breakthroughs in the fields of cryptography and computer science were achieved, the Swiss blockchain company Dfinity finally launched its „Internet Computer“ on December 18th.

The „Internet Computer“ is said to be the first blockchain network that is as fast as the Internet and also has unlimited capacity

This is to be made possible via the so-called “Chain Key Technology”, which divides the requests to smart contracts into “Update Calls” and “Query Calls”.

The „update calls“ are requests that can be processed within one to two seconds, depending on how long the respective block production takes. The „query calls“, on the other hand, can be processed in a few milliseconds, since the changes they have transmitted expire immediately after processing.

In this way, the blockchain developers can create a user experience that can keep up with the functionality of normal Internet apps

In this context, Dfinity founder and head of research Dominic Williams confirms that it is the company’s intention to „expand the functionality of the Internet to a new and innovative blockchain network that no longer requires traditional technologies such as cloud servers, databases and firewalls“ . Accordingly, the “Internet computer enables companies and developers to completely rethink the how and what they develop, which ultimately heralds a paradigm shift”.

The switch to the mainnet went as planned, because the release date was targeted for the fourth quarter of 2020. However, this raises the question of why such a project was not launched with great fanfare.

First of all, it should be noted that the switch to the mainnet is not to be interpreted as with other blockchain projects.

The Dfinity platform is already fully functional and decentralized, whereby it is operated via the so-called Network Nervous System, but there will be no reset on the way to the „Genesis version“ as is often the case. Nonetheless, Williams describes the current „Mercury version“ as a kind of alpha.

Accordingly, only a fraction of the 469 million governance tokens held by Dfinity, early investors and a few other investors have been distributed so far. These in turn will vote on the distribution of the remaining tokens as soon as the conditions for the start of Genesis have been met.

The mainnet is currently operated on several nodes located in data centers in the USA, Germany and Switzerland. The subnet that controls the Network Nervous System has already produced 400,000 blocks since December 18 and currently integrates 896 new nodes for the transition to Genesis.

As Cointelegraph had reported , the price for the futures of the ICP governance tokens is currently a little over 21 US dollars, which would make the Dfinity project almost one of the five largest crypto projects by market capitalization. Although this is still a long way off at the moment, the project has now taken another big step along the way.

As Cointelegraph reported, the current futures price of over $21 on ICP governance tokens would put Dfinity just outside the top five digital assets by market cap. While that may still be on hold for now, this massive undertaking has just passed another major milestone.

Los inversores minoristas no se involucran en gran medida, ya que el precio de Bitcoin persigue los 40.000 dólares.

Bitcoin parece que alcanzará muchos nuevos máximos históricos en 2021, pero ¿cuándo se unirán a la fiesta los inversores minoristas?

Hay muchos inversores que se sienten validados en el mercado de la criptodivisa ahora que el precio de Bitcoin ha establecido un nuevo máximo histórico de 34.778 dólares.

La última vez que Bitcoin (BTC) se negoció cerca de este nivel fue durante la corrida alcista de 2017, cuando alcanzó un pico de alrededor de $19,783. Incluso los principales medios de comunicación se dieron cuenta, incluyendo el New York Times, que observó que la actual subida tenía „una sensación muy diferente a la de la última vez“.

Muchos en la comunidad de la criptocracia estarían de acuerdo. Por lo tanto, es esencial echar un vistazo más profundo a los factores que están impulsando el rally actual.

El „ciudadano común“ ya no dirige el show…

En 2017, se creía que el alza de Bitcoin había sido alimentada por inversores minoristas que estaban haciendo apuestas especulativas en un mercado BTC naciente y otras criptodivisas de menor capitalización de la locura inicial de oferta de monedas.

En ese momento, se informó de que había millones de inversores minoristas en Corea del Sur, Japón y China que se convirtieron en una fuerza en el mercado. En aquel entonces, era el „tipo medio“ el que impulsaba la ganancia de Bitcoin de más de un 1.300% ese año, como señaló en el Wall Street Journal el jefe de estrategia de mercado del Grupo IG, Chris Weston.

La cuota de mercado de Bitcoin se basa en la moneda involucrada.

El comercio del dólar americano aumenta con la llegada de Wall Street

Avanzando rápidamente hasta el 2020, el panorama de los inversores ha cambiado dramáticamente. Los inversores institucionales, que en gran medida se mantuvieron al margen en la primera carrera alcista, han sido la cara del rally esta vez.

Se espera que estos inversionistas tomen posiciones a largo plazo sin intenciones de vender en el corto plazo. También están acudiendo en masa a los mercados de futuros de Bitcoin, donde el interés abierto en la Bolsa Mercantil de Chicago ha superado recientemente los 1.000 millones de dólares, y están reforzando sus balances con BTC en lugar de dejarlo en efectivo.

Si bien no es inusual que los inversores institucionales se adelanten a la curva, vale la pena repetir que no fueron los primeros en salir de la puerta en criptografía. De hecho, muchos de los líderes de la América corporativa que ahora están entrando en Bitcoin por primera vez son ahora las mismas personas que despidieron a Bitcoin en aquel entonces.

Por ejemplo, en octubre, PayPal anunció que apoyaría las transacciones en criptodólares entre los 26 millones de comerciantes de su plataforma. Los usuarios también pueden comprar, mantener o vender criptodivisas en la plataforma de PayPal, incluyendo Bitcoin, Ether (ETH), Litecoin (LTC) y Bitcoin Cash (BCH).

La ironía es que Bill Harris, el ex CEO de PayPal, advirtió en 2018 que Bitcoin no tenía ningún valor y se dirigía hacia el cero – incluso lo etiquetó como una estafa. PayPal sólo compite con Jack Dorsey’s Square por el ritmo al que las grandes empresas están comprando Bitcoin.

Las empresas de Wall Street anteriormente evitaban Bitcoin debido a su volatilidad, calificándolo como un activo de riesgo en el mejor de los casos y „veneno para ratas al cuadrado“ en el peor, según Warren Buffett de Berkshire Hathaway. Mientras que Buffett aún no ha entrado en razón en forma criptográfica, otros grandes inversores se están sumergiendo.

Operadores multimillonarios desde Paul Tudor Jones a Stanley Druckenmiller se han vuelto alcistas en Bitcoin, ambos han estado promocionando la principal criptodivisa por encima del oro físico.

En 2017, el CEO de JPMorgan, Jamie Dimon, amenazó con despedir a los empleados que comerciaban con Bitcoin, pero ahora la empresa publica informes analíticos alcistas sobre el activo digital. Larry Fink, CEO de BlackRock – el mayor gestor de activos del mundo – también parece estar calentándose con Bitcoin, sugiriendo que no está fuera de la posibilidad de que Bitcoin „evolucione hacia un mercado global“. Declaró:

„Bitcoin ha captado la atención y la imaginación de mucha gente. Aún no se ha probado, es un mercado bastante pequeño en relación con otros mercados“.

Mientras tanto, el CEO de MicroStrategy, Michael Saylor, fue el primero en mover la América corporativa al espacio de Bitcoin, pero no siempre fue un fanático. En 2013, Saylor dijo que los días de Bitcoin estaban contados y que el mercado estaba destinado a sufrir un destino similar al de las apuestas online.

Entonces, en un giro inesperado de los acontecimientos, Saylor decidió convertir a Bitcoin en el principal activo de reserva de tesorería de la compañía, recogiendo 425 millones de dólares de BTC para el balance. Esa inversión vale 1.560 millones de dólares en el último cheque. El 4 de diciembre, Saylor subió la apuesta comprando más BTC.

First hearing in February in case against SEC

Ripple: first hearing in February in case against SEC

The first hearing of the SEC’s case against Ripple will not take place until 22 February 2021 in the Southern District Court of New York, with Judge Analisa Torres presiding.

Ripple claims that the SEC complaint is an attack on the entire cryptocurrency industry in the United States.

In reality, the question as to whether some cryptocurrencies, such as XRP, should be considered as security does not apply to all cryptocurrencies, as Bitcoin and Ethereum, for Bitcoin Code example, have repeatedly expressed opinions, including institutional opinions, against this association.

But, although some cryptocurrencies such as BTC and ETH are now commonly considered commodities even by the institutions themselves, other cryptocurrencies may in fact run risks similar to those that XRP is running.

It is no coincidence that some of these have lost value in recent days, albeit much less than XRP, precisely because of shared fears.

Ripple claims that there is a dangerous lack of regulatory clarity for the crypto sector in the United States, whereas in the UK, Japan, Switzerland and Singapore there are clear rules for the use of this cryptocurrency. It also states that the holders of XRP have no connection to the company itself.

This point should be reiterated: XRP is not the cryptocurrency of the Ripple company – or at least not anymore – so if it could be considered a utility token, and not a security token, its fate could theoretically be unrelated to that of the company.

Ripple states:

„With this decision, the SEC has brought and put only more uncertainty into the marketplace, actively harming its community of consumers and investors, which it should actually be protecting in the first place. Unsurprisingly, various industry players are reacting conservatively and reflexively in the face of these facts, moving very cautiously about the future of the very industry in which we all operate.“

He refers in particular to the decisions of several exchanges to suspend XRP trading as a precautionary measure for US users.

Ripple-SEC case, hope in new governance

It also reiterates that it will ensure all its services are fully operational in the meantime, not least because most of its customers would not be in the US, just as most of the XRP trading volume would be traded outside the US.

One point that might be of interest is the change in the presidency of the government agency.

The company in this regard states:

„We look forward to working with the new leadership of the SEC once the new representatives are appointed. First, we note that recently the SEC chairman, six of its directors from each division of the SEC, the SEC’s chief economist and the SEC’s legal counsel have left (many left just last week) and our continued commitment to constructive regulatory engagement has not changed.“

These changes could also open up new scenarios specifically regarding the agency’s attitude towards the crypto world.

NUTS Finance integra RenVM para agilizar el intercambio entre cadenas de BTC

Ren, un protocolo abierto que permite el movimiento de valor entre blockchains, ha anunciado su próxima integración de RenVM con NUTS Finance, un DAO de desarrollo de blockchain.

acBTC, NUTS first dApp ahora admite depósitos nativos de BTC a través de RenJS

Esta nueva característica agiliza el proceso de cadena cruzada de BTC y la acuñación de acBTC en una sola transacción, proporcionando una experiencia óptima para los usuarios.

acBTC es una solución de Bitcoin compuesta en Ethereum, diseñada para unir ERC20 BTC para maximizar la usabilidad y la interoperabilidad en las redes blockchain

El ecosistema acBTC integra Bitcoin nativo y ERC20 BTC con aplicaciones de intercambio, ahorro y préstamo en un estándar seguro, eficiente y utilizable.

“RenVM ofrece una experiencia de usuario perfecta para conectar la liquidez de BTC a la red Ethereum en un entorno sin permisos. Esperamos aprovechar aún más el sólido conjunto de productos de Ren para aumentar la adopción y la usabilidad de ERC20 BTC „.

– Terry Lam, cofundador de NUTS Finance

“BAM!” – Stablecoin Tether breaks record of US $ 20 billion

The market-leading stablecoin is being pulled to new heights in the slipstream of Bitcoin.

The market-leading Stablecoin Tether ( USDT ) has achieved a market capitalization of over US $ 20 billion for the first time.

As the stablecoin data on December 18 show, Tether is now worth $ 20 billion, which will further strengthen its position as the fourth largest cryptocurrency.

Tether doubled since September

„Tether has just cracked a market capitalization of US $ 20 billion,“ as the corresponding message on Twitter says. And further:

„This fantastic milestone is further confirmation that Tether has expanded its leading position as the cryptocurrency with the highest liquidity, stability and trustworthiness!“

The market capitalization of stablecoins has recently increased at a record pace , with the then record of 10 billion US dollars only broken three months ago.

Tether CTO Paolo Ardoino euphorically underscores the new record with a simple “BAM!” On Twitter

The steadily increasing creation of new currency units by Tether, the so-called „minting“, has repeatedly caused controversy in the past, as some market researchers fear that the Bitcoin ( BTC ) price will be artificially increased as a result. In addition, there are still allegations against iFinex, the company that operates both Tether and the Bitfinex crypto exchange, which is adding fuel to the fire.

The demand for tether is nonetheless unbroken, as the stablecoin is an important bridge to other cryptocurrencies and DeFi tokens. The USDT has now further expanded its market leadership among „stable value“ coins.

Google Trends shows peak year in Bitcoin searches with BTC’s rise to $19,400

Google Trends data show that Bitcoin searches peaked annually, while the price of BTC rose to $19,400.

The price of Bitcoin (BTC) extended its rise to an all-time high on November 25, with the price rising to $19,412 in the morning trading session.

Determining the all-time high for BTC is somewhat debatable, as different exchanges have different numbers listed. For example, Coinbase recorded $19,892 as the peak of Bitcoin, while BitMEX and Binance have $19,891 and $19,799 respectively. Thus, for most traders, $20,000 is likely to be the big focal point that will solidify the BTC’s record set.

The rise above the $19,000 level occurred faster than many expected, especially after the price of Bitcoin plummeted to $18,000 on the night of November 23. This fall was almost in tandem with the 30% drop in XRP at Coinbase after altcoin reached US$0.92.

Data from TheTie, a social media data platform, shows that as the price of Bitcoin lost momentum on Nov. 22 and 23, trading sentiment struck a perceptible blow when traders anticipated a possible retreat from lower supports in the area below US$18,000.

According to Joshua Frank, founder of TheTIE

„The daily sentiment score analyzes how positive or negative investors have been in the last 24 hours compared to a continuous 20-day window. This metric (daily sentiment) has been positive (over 50) since November 16, when Bitcoin was close to $16,000. For the daily sentiment score to remain positive, this means that conversations must become increasingly positive. So if investors are positive in the last 20 days, they must be even more positive in the last 24 hours for the score to be above 50“.

This suggests that regardless of strong setbacks at, say, $18,000 or less, most people who invest or track the price of Bitcoin still feel extremely optimistic about the digital asset outlook when compared to historical price and sentiment data.

Google Trends data also shows that searches for the term „Bitcoin“ also hit a high in 2020 on Tuesday, with the price rising above $19,000, but the figure is far from the high seen in December 2017.

What next for the price of Bitcoin?

As shown on the four-hour chart, the Bitcoin flow to $18,000 created a double bottom on the right on the main support, and the hoists came on the scene to buy the dive with three successive high-volume peaks.

By the time this article was written, the price had already retreated to test the lower support again at $18,900 and if this level does not hold, the next support is at $18,650, which is slightly above the 20-day MM and a high-volume node on the VPVR.

Similar to the move to $18,000, a period of consolidation and support construction is normal and healthy to sustain momentum in an upward trend.

According to Matt Blom, head of global sales at EQUOS:

„Bitcoin is focusing on reaching a new historical record and it seems highly unlikely that, having come so close, it will not break the 2017 record. With resistance levels scarce above the head, thoughts turn to the next important target. Using the Fibonnaci retracement levels, we see $29,100 as the target, with a move from $1,618 from $4,644 to $19,447 price points as our base. ”

Iota joins an Austrian university for a blockchain and Internet of Things research laboratory

The Iota Foundation has partnered with one of Austria’s most prestigious universities to promote research in distributed general ledger technologies.

The Iota Foundation, the non-profit organization behind Iota, Iota Tangle and Miota, announced that they will be joining Austria’s newest Christian Doppler Laboratory, or CDL, as an industrial partner.

This is the first of its kind, and the lab is located at the Vienna University of Technology and is called CDL Blockchain Technologies for the Internet of Things, or CDL-BOT.

Competition launched for projects integrating IoT devices with the IOTA protocol
The laboratory was officially opened in a digital ceremony on 26 November by the Austrian Federal Minister for Economic and Digital Affairs, Margarethe Schramböck. It will focus on research and development in public/private partnerships between institutions and companies that seek to expand the implementation of distributed general ledger, or DLT, technologies in everyday scenarios.

Iota will join CDL-BOT together with its new research partner, Pantos, which calls itself „the first multiblockchain token system“. Pantos is a division of BitPanda, a Vienna-based trading platform for crypto-currency and other assets, such as gold.

IOT2TANGLE is launched, a project in which Argentineans and Europeans are working
Prof. Stefan Schulte, who runs the newly established laboratory, commented

„With the increasing number of possible application areas for DLT-based payments and data exchange in the Internet of Things, new DLTs need to be integrated and interoperability between the different DLTs is necessary. I am looking forward to carrying out joint research with the IOTA Foundation and Pantos to find innovative solutions to this highly topical issue“.
Launched as Jinn in 2014, Iota’s goal is to implement its platform as the de facto standard for DLT and Internet of Things devices, or IO, which is currently experiencing unprecedented economic growth. Using Iota as an operational standard, each IOT device would be able to transmit data and payment information to other devices connected to the IOTA main network.

On November 24, Iota completed a standardisation update to help ensure interoperability between devices and systems using Iota-based software. In October, the Iota Foundation announced that it would work with the government of Japan on a project to transform the country’s industrial infrastructure using its systems.

IOTA’s Chrysalis upgrade increases network speeds by 50 times
The Iota network can now theoretically handle up to 1,000 transactions per second thanks to an August update called Chrysalis.

Although Iota has been criticised in the past for being too centralised, the Iota Foundation plans to become a fully decentralised network by the first quarter of 2021.

Il calo dei volumi DEX riflette il passaggio degli investitori DeFi a Bitcoin, i dati mostrano

Il calo costante dei volumi di trading DEX e la disintegrazione dei prezzi dei gettoni DeFi suggeriscono che gli investitori hanno spostato la loro attenzione su Bitcoin.

Tutti gli occhi sono puntati su Bitcoin (BTC), mentre l’asset digitale continua a raggiungere il nuovo record del 2020. Nel frattempo, il clamore sui progetti di finanza decentralizzata continua a diminuire, soprattutto con il crollo dei prezzi simbolici. I dati mostrano che il volume degli scambi per le borse decentralizzate, o DEX, sta calando rapidamente, segnalando ulteriormente il declino del settore DeFi.

Il recente hack di Harvest Finance ha visto i volumi di DEXs crescere per un giorno, specialmente Uniswap e Curve. Secondo i media e gli investitori di Harvest, l’hacker ha eseguito un flash-loan exploit che ha utilizzato milioni di dollari di valuta criptata sia su Uniswap che su Curve per far scendere i prezzi percepiti dei token Tether (USDT) e USD Coin (USDC) su Harvest Finance.

Nella seconda metà di ottobre, i DEX hanno visto la settimana peggiore in termini di volume di scambi da agosto. Il volume settimanale è sceso dal record di 8 miliardi di dollari della prima settimana di settembre a circa 3 miliardi di dollari dal 19 al 25 ottobre. Uniswap è ancora in testa al gruppo con una quota di mercato del 56% di tutto il volume di trading DEX.

Nonostante l’importante correzione che ha interessato gli asset DeFi e il ridotto volume di scambi, il valore totale bloccato è rimasto vicino ai massimi storici. I dati di DeFi Pulse mostrano che il valore totale bloccato è attualmente a 11,2 miliardi di dollari, un leggero calo rispetto al massimo storico del 25 ottobre a 12,46 miliardi di dollari.

La stagione DeFi finisce proprio mentre tornano i Bitcoin bulls

Con l’affievolirsi dell’hype sulla finanza decentralizzata, la Bitcoin è di nuovo sotto i riflettori. Il prezzo del Bitcoin è salito di circa il 24% dall’inizio di ottobre, con molteplici scommesse di alto profilo da parte di giganti aziendali come Square e Paypal, quest’ultimo potrebbe aiutare a triplicare la base di utenti Bitcoin nel prossimo futuro.

La riduzione del volume di trading per DeFi dimostra che i trader hanno perso interesse, in una certa misura, nel prendere profitti e stanno tornando a Bitcoin. Questo è ulteriormente cementato dai volumi crescenti visti attraverso i prodotti derivati Bitcoin.

Mentre è difficile discernere l’impatto che gli attori istituzionali stanno avendo sull’azione dei prezzi Bitcoin, le recenti acquisizioni e le impennate nei volumi delle opzioni e dei futures indicano che i tori sono in gioco.

A seguito dell’annuncio di PayPal che aggiungerà Bitcoin alla sua piattaforma, il prezzo di BTC è salito di quasi il 10%. Il 23 ottobre, Grayscale ha annunciato che in un solo giorno sono stati aggiunti ben 300 milioni di dollari di attività criptate, e attualmente l’azienda detiene 7,6 miliardi di dollari di attività in gestione.

I DEX possono sopravvivere?

Con gli investitori che spostano la loro attenzione di nuovo su Bitcoin, alcuni si chiedono cosa riserva il futuro per gli asset decentralizzati. Il valore totale bloccato in DeFi è rimasto alto, ma questo potrebbe cambiare presto a causa dei ridotti volumi di negoziazione in borsa.

Dal momento che una gran parte dei premi sui protocolli DeFi è associata ai volumi di trading, i volumi più bassi porteranno a rendimenti più bassi per i fornitori di liquidità e diminuiranno ulteriormente l’interesse degli investitori per DeFi.

Secondo Ilya Abugov, lead analyst di DappRadar:

„C’è stato un po‘ di calo dalla fine dell’estate, ma penso che sia naturale. Periodicamente l’hype supera la crescita reale e quindi segue un periodo di raffreddamento“. Tuttavia, da un punto di vista fondamentale, non c’è nulla che abbia danneggiato la storia della crescita di DeFi e DEX. Si stanno sviluppando nuovi progetti“.

Nonostante alcune sfide reali, alcuni progetti DeFi continuano a ricevere un forte interesse da parte degli investitori. Il 28 ottobre, il fondatore di Yearn.finance Andre Cronje ha rilasciato Keep3r, una piattaforma di lavoro decentrata alimentata dal mercato dei lavori tecnici KPR.

Nonostante la mancanza di annunci, gli investitori hanno colto l’opportunità di partecipare al progetto e i trader hanno fatto salire il prezzo del KPR del 570%, passando da 24 a 162,58 dollari. Il progetto ha visto anche più di 255 milioni di dollari di volume di trading il primo giorno di trading.

L’hype intorno a Keep3r dimostra che l’interesse è ancora presente se il progetto giusto si presenta. Nuovi progetti e sviluppi in DeFi possono aiutare a generare interesse sul campo, e Abugov ha detto:

„Ora, oltre a wBTC, l’Ethereum DeFi sarà introdotto anche in Zcash e Dash wrapped. I DEX faciliteranno lo scambio di beni e quindi dovrebbero beneficiare della crescita complessiva di DeFi. Inoltre, vedendo crescere il play-to-earn in DeFi, potremmo vedere una maggiore interconnessione del settore dei giochi con DeFi. Questa attività dovrebbe anche influenzare i DEX“.

Bitcoin has outperformed all other asset classes this year – Anthony Pompliano

Bitcoin (BTC) and gold: The two are often compared with regard to the store of value. Both assets can be used to store value. Bitcoin is easier to transport and sell, but its price is more volatile. Gold is the traditional Save Habour, but not as dynamic as Bitcoin. The picture shows a bitcoin in front of gold pieces.

Bitcoin advocate Anthony Pompliano (aka „Pomp“) from Vocal Bitcoin posted a Twitter thread to educate BTC critics. Pomp sets out his reasons why he believes Bitcoin will remain an excellent store of value.

Bitcoin critics get their fat off

Anthony Pompliano posted a Twitter thread explaining his views on Bitcoin remaining a good safe haven. Pomp examined several theses from BTC skeptics and confronted the critics with his arguments. Why did haters speak out against BTC again this year?

The main reason is the economic shock that occurred in March and April, with Black Thursday occurring on March 12th. At that time, BTC crashed along with the altcoins. The stock market followed, and with it oil, which briefly sank below zero. When the crisis hit, many people started selling not only bitcoin but other liquid assets as well, explains Pomp.

Bitcoin is up 300 percent since hitting March lows

Pomp goes on to say that Bitcoin has now risen over 300 percent since the market disaster in March (seven months later) and is up 83 percent since the start of the year.

In terms of value, it has outperformed any other asset class this year:

Bitcoin is up 83 percent since the start of the year and more than 300 percent since its low in March. BTC has clearly outperformed all other asset classes.

Correlation is currently 0

Pompliano pointed out that the biggest argument the critics used is the fact that Bitcoin was correlated to other assets during the tough times for the economy in March / April.

Critics used this as a basis to say that BTC is not an inflation hedge. Pomp argued that the same thing happened to gold, stocks, and other markets, and that it was a passing thing.

Right now, Pomp tweeted, Bitcoin’s correlation with traditional markets has dwindled over time and is now at zero. He calls BTC an ultimate safe haven and says that BTC couldn’t be more uncorrelated than it is now.

It outperformed stocks, bonds, gold, oil, and pretty much everything else. It also has little to no correlation over a significant period of time. Bitcoin is the ultimate safe haven & the market is proving it.

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¿Cuándo admitirá el Financial Times la derrota sobre Bitcoin?

El periódico Financial Times está notoriamente en contra de Bitcoin, pero se ha demostrado que están equivocados sobre sus afirmaciones de reducción a la mitad.

En mayo, el periódico descartó la posibilidad de una bomba posterior a la reducción a la mitad, desde cuando Bitcoin ha subido un 39%.

¿Qué hará falta para que el Financial Times admita la derrota?

Al Financial Times no le gusta Bitcoin . O criptomoneda . O cualquier cosa fuera de su ámbito bancario tradicional. Esto quizás no sea sorprendente considerando que el periódico tiene 132 años y está dirigido a una multitud en particular, pero si bien algunos de sus argumentos son legítimos, de vez en cuando son tan despectivos sobre uno u otro aspecto de Bitcoin que le recuerdan el ‚ anciano le grita al meme de Bitcoin.

Pieza de reducción a la mitad de Bitcoin reveló falta de comprensión

Un ejemplo se centra en la ‚cobertura‘ del Financial Times sobre la reducción a la mitad de Bitcoin en mayo . El día de la reducción a la mitad, el periódico publicó un artículo que desestimó los comentarios sobre la reducción de la recompensa que provocaría un aumento de precios en el futuro, a pesar de que la historia sugiere lo contrario.

Después de admitir que el modelo deflacionario era „bastante ingenioso“, el escritor socavó su conocimiento de Bitcoin al vincular su escasez inherente a los cientos de bifurcaciones de Bitcoin que existen:

… No hay escasez en el número de criptomonedas imitadas, lo que socava la idea de escasez en bitcoin.

Dejando esto a un lado, cuando se habla de la reducción a la mitad, el artículo del Financial Times estaba lleno de burlas de aquellos que predijeron que la reducción a la mitad iba a actuar como un catalizador de precios una vez más, bromeando que „los hermanos parecen estar esperando , el precio aumentará „.

Bueno, el precio ciertamente ha aumentado: en el día de la reducción a la mitad estaba valorado en $ 8.500 y hoy es de $ 11.845. Eso es un aumento del 39%. En los mercados tradicionales eso ciertamente contaría como un aumento, pero como estamos hablando de Bitcoin, simplemente lo deslizaremos debajo de la alfombra porque no encaja con la narrativa, ¿no?

Financial Times siempre encontrará una excusa para criticar Bitcoin

La pregunta es, ¿en qué momento admitirá el Financial Times que su schadenfreude y escepticismo están fuera de lugar? ¿Qué tiene que hacer Bitcoin para obtener un indulto: romper los máximos históricos, alcanzar los $ 100,000, curar el coronavirus?

Se ha recuperado de la caída del mercado de marzo en un valor del 238%; si realmente fuera un activo tan inútil como el Financial Times, seguramente habría muerto en ese momento. ¿Y qué pasará si se cumple la profecía, si Bitcoin “surge”? Encontrarán alguna otra excusa para atribuírselo, alguna otra forma de denigrarlo.

Solo ocho semanas antes de que descartaran prematuramente a Bitcoin, el Financial Times intentaba digerir una caída del 39% en las ventas, mientras que Bitcoin se recuperaba de su caída de marzo.