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La Suède travaille avec le DLT pour sa preuve de concept CBDC

Le vice-gouverneur de la banque centrale de Suède a récemment informé le public de l’exploration de la CBDC du pays.

Les monnaies numériques des banques centrales, ou CBDC, ont fait parler d’elles dans le domaine de la cryptographie et de la banque en 2020, la future couronne électronique suédoise étant l’une des principales. La banque Bitcoin Trader centrale suédoise, la Sveriges Riksbank, étudie la technologie des grands livres distribués, ou DLT, pour sa preuve de concept CBDC, a confirmé aujourd’hui le vice-gouverneur de la banque.

„La technologie que nous utilisons est le DLT appelé Corda“, a déclaré mercredi Cecilia Skingsley, vice-gouverneur de la banque centrale suédoise, lors d’une conférence du CfC à Saint-Moritz. Moritz. Elle a toutefois refusé de transformer cette annonce en une véritable publicité pour Corda :

„La raison pour laquelle nous utilisons Corda n’est pas que nous pensons nécessairement que Corda est le meilleur choix pour une éventuelle future couronne électronique, mais lorsque nous avons fait notre processus d’achat, la proposition d’Accenture basée sur Corda que nous avons trouvée était celle qui correspondait le mieux à nos critères“.

La Riksbank a fait équipe avec le cabinet de conseil Accenture à la fin de l’année 2019 pour ses projets de CBDC. La banque a mis un peu plus de 12 mois à travailler sur sa preuve de concept e-krona, a noté M. Skingsley.

Le pays travaille sur une CBDC depuis des années déjà

L’année dernière a donné lieu à un certain nombre de gros titres sur le développement de la couronne électronique en Suède. En décembre 2020, les dirigeants du pays ont commencé à évaluer les ramifications de l’introduction d’une CBDC.

M. Skingsley a toutefois précisé que le pays n’a pas encore confirmé sa décision de créer une CBDC. Elle a déclaré :

„Bien que nous explorions cette question, la Riksbank n’a pas décidé d’émettre une e-krona. Nous sommes encore dans la phase où nous étudions différentes options. La Riksbank est donc en train d’élaborer une preuve de concept pour une couronne électronique, et nous le faisons afin de mieux comprendre comment une couronne électronique pourrait fonctionner dans la réalité, et quels sont les compromis à faire pour choisir entre différentes propriétés ou fonctionnalités“.

Au cours de l’année écoulée, de nombreux pays ont manifesté leur intérêt pour ce qui ressemble à une course, la Chine ayant fait des progrès significatifs.

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2020: Probably the most exciting year in Ethereum history

After rather chaotic previous years, Ethereum (ETH) exceeded many expectations in 2020. Not only the decentralized finance sector (DeFi), but also the non-fungible token market (NFT) recorded enormous growth. In addition, the first phase of the long-awaited Ethereum 2.0 upgrade began. We take a look at the most burning topics and review 2020.

Ethereum 2.0 Phase 0 is live

The wait is finally over. Ethereum 2.0 has become a bit of a reality in 2020 and on December 1, the long-awaited upgrade by the community started in the first phase. As planned, the mainnet went live successfully at the first attempt and there were no major complications. On the contrary, the rush to the ETH-deposit contract, which makes the Punting ether possible was overwhelming.

Currently, over $ 1.2 billion worth of ethers are staked. Put simply, by staking, investors help secure the Ethereum network and receive an ETH return in return. However, it is not yet clear how long ethers will be bound in the so-called deposit contract – possibly years. The enormous amount of Ether that is already staked is a good demonstration of how optimistic many investors are about the future of the smart contract platform.

One of the most important functions of Bitcoin System is known as “sharding”. “Sharding” allows transactions to be processed at the same time, which is intended to take the current speed of the Ethereum network to the next level. This will make it possible for developers of decentralized applications (dApp) to develop cheaper, more complex and more user-friendly dApps. Solving the scaling problem could therefore help emerging sectors like DeFi and the NFT space to innovate, and some of the most pressing problems that have plagued ETH for a long time may finally be solvable. In addition, completely new sectors could emerge, for which it did not make sense to build decentralized applications on Ethereum for reasons of cost.

Decentralized Finance: Revolution of the Financial Sector

2020 was without a doubt a successful year for Decentralized Finance. While a few crypto enthusiasts were already fairly familiar with the emerging sector in advance, DeFi experienced a huge hype in 2020.

What is DeFi?

DeFi shakes the traditional understanding of the financial world and redefines some rules of the game. There are no central institutions or intermediaries in DeFi. This means that banks, brokers and all other middlemen are eliminated because the blockchain doesn’t need them to function. Everything is regulated decentrally via the Ethereum blockchain and smart contracts.

Still, the sector is in its infancy and can currently be considered experimental. Not all DeFi projects are 100 percent decentralized yet, but the way there is paved.

One of the most important indicators to analyze DeFi space growth is the Total Value Locked indicator. The indicator measures the total value of all ETH and all other ERC-20 tokens tied in the corresponding Smart Contracts of the DeFi protocols, in US dollars. For this reason, not only Ethereum is one of the assets that are in DeFi protocols, but also stablecoins, tokenized Bitcoin and in some cases even NFTs.

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Este DeFi Blue Chip está chegando ao Bitcoin com a proposta de mercado RSK

“Uma abordagem Aave para o mundo Bitcoin” é o que o projeto DeFi Bluechip está tentando alcançar agora.

O popular projeto de finanças descentralizadas anunciou esta semana que agora está chegando ao Bitcoin com uma nova proposta “para um mercado RSK no Protocolo Aave”

“Este é um grande passo para expandir o ecossistema DeFi”, observou a equipe que lançou o Aave V2 na semana passada , que viu seu tamanho de mercado ultrapassar US $ 35 milhões. A atualização torna o projeto mais fácil e barato de usar, com sua funcionalidade de empréstimo instantâneo também sendo renovada.

Após o lançamento da versão mais recente, a equipe propôs a capacidade de delegar separadamente o poder de proposta e o poder de voto –

“Um grande passo na escalabilidade da governança, pois acreditamos que a capacidade de avaliar propostas requer habilidades diferentes daquelas necessárias para fazer uma proposta de contrato inteligente.”

Aave é o quarto maior projeto DeFi cujo token de governança AAVE continua a crescer forte , negociando a $ 76,28, com um desempenho colossal de 4.147% no acumulado do ano.

O projeto tem US $ 1,6 bilhão em TVL, com 432,5k ETH, 10k BTC e 15,55 milhões de DAI bloqueados

A proposta do fórum de governança do Aave explica que, para alavancar o Bitcoin, eles incorporarão o mercado RSK. Isso será feito totalmente pelos desenvolvedores RSK, e a integração já foi feita com o Chainlink , que será usado pelo Aave.

A pilha de tecnologia completa da RSK é construída sobre Bitcoin e seu objetivo é agregar valor e funcionalidade ao ecossistema da maior criptomoeda, permitindo contratos inteligentes, pagamentos quase instantâneos e maior escalabilidade.

Em vez de uma ponte , Aave propõe a criação de um mercado, uma nova ideia que incorpora novos clientes que não estão usando o Aave. Todos os novos tokens já no RSK Marketplace nativamente serão trazidos junto com a nova proposta para aumentar a liquidez e as oportunidades para ambas as empresas. A equipe notou,

“Traremos para a mesa novos clientes que trarão novos negócios e liquidez do mundo bitcoin que têm uma aparência diferente para as plataformas DeFi”.

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Ray Dalio llama a Bitcoin una alternativa ‚interesante‘ al oro

Sin embargo, el famoso inversor sigue prefiriendo el oro.

En resumen…

  • Ray Dalio no es tradicionalmente un gran fan de Bitcoin.
  • El inversor ha dicho hoy que podría ser un „diversificador del oro“.
  • Sin embargo, todavía prefiere el oro a Bitcoin.

Tal vez el famoso inversor Ray Dalio está suavizando su postura sobre Bitcoin, aunque sea un poco.

En una sesión de Ask Me Anything de hoy, el fundador del fondo de cobertura Bridgewater Associates fue preguntado si Bitcoin era una respuesta a la desigualdad económica causada por el sistema monetario de los Estados Unidos.

Haciendo un poco a un lado la pregunta, Dalio se centró en lo que los inversores individuales pueden hacer para proteger sus activos y, presumiblemente, seguir el ritmo de multimillonarios como Dalio. Una forma: Comprar un poco de Bitcoin.
Ray Dalio quiere que cambies su opinión sobre la inversión en Bitcoin

Con el precio de Bitcoin subiendo de nuevo últimamente, superando los 17.700 dólares en el momento de escribir este artículo, estamos viendo cómo cada vez más líderes financieros tradicionales reevalúan sus puntos de vista sobre la principal criptografía.

„Creo que el bitcoin (y algunas otras monedas digitales) se han establecido en los últimos diez años como interesantes alternativas de activos similares al oro“, dijo, „con similitudes y diferencias con el oro y otros depósitos de riqueza de suministro limitado y móviles (a diferencia de los bienes raíces)“.

Continuó:

„Así que podría servir como un diversificador para el oro y otras reservas de riqueza. Lo principal es tener algunos de estos tipos de activos (con oferta limitada, que son móviles y que son depósitos de riqueza), incluyendo acciones, en la cartera de uno y diversificar entre ellos. No hay suficientes personas que hagan eso“.

El mes pasado, Dalio sugirió que Bitcoin no es un gran almacén de valor debido a su alta volatilidad – y el potencial de ser prohibido por los gobiernos – pero también declaró, „Puede que me esté perdiendo algo de Bitcoin así que me encantaría que me corrigieran“.

Sus últimos comentarios ciertamente reconocen la utilidad de Bitcoin como una cobertura inflacionaria, pero aún está más cerca de estar en el mismo campo que el multimillonario Steve Forbes, que la semana pasada opinó sobre las virtudes del oro y llamó a Bitcoin „demasiado volátil para ser un almacén de valor a largo plazo“.

„En lo que respecta a Bitcoin en relación con el oro“, concluyó Dalio, „tengo una fuerte preferencia por mantener aquellas cosas que los bancos centrales van a querer mantener e intercambiar valor cuando intentan realizar una transacción“.

Así que, el oro.

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Privatudstedte stablecoins udgør større risiko end Bitcoin, siger ECB

ECBs præsident Christine Lagarde siger, at stablecoins udgør en større risiko end bitcoin.

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Christine Lagarde har identificeret stablecoins som repræsenterer en større risiko for finansiel stabilitet og EU’s monetære suverænitet end kryptovalutaer som bitcoin.

Den Europæiske Centralbanks (ECB) præsident siger, at ustabile priser og mangel på likviditet gør BTC og andre digitale aktiver dårligt egnede til brug som penge.

Lagarde er også opsat på at fortsætte med ECBs digitale euro. Hun hævder, at en sådan centralbankudstedt digital valuta (CBDC) ville hjælpe med at beskytte EU’s monetære suverænitet.

Lagarde siger privateudstedte stablecoins udgør særlige risici

Christine Lagarde mener ikke, at bitcoin og andre faste forsyningsaktiver er en særlig trussel mod den økonomiske status quo i Europa.

Skrivning for magasinet L’ENA hors les murs , det ECB-chef udtalte , at cryptocurrencies som Bitcoin ikke ”opfylder alle funktionerne i penge.”

Hun identificerede deres mangel på prisstabilitet såvel som det „mangelfulde koncept om, at der ikke var nogen identificerbar udsteder“ som hindringer, der forhindrer vedtagelsen af sådanne digitale valutaer.

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How will your savings be eaten? To protect itself, Bitcoin attracts more than gold, according to Deutsche Bank

The king of cryptos superior to the king of metals? – Could Bitcoin (BTC) be seen more and more as a better safe haven than gold itself? In any case, this is what seems to think a CEO of Deutsche Bank.

Bitcoin, a “credible” asset preferred to gold metal?

According to the ZeroHedge site which reports the words of Jim Reid , head of the British branch of Deutsche Bank , Bitcoin is on the way to supplant gold in the hearts of some investors.

In an analysis of world markets, a week after the announcement of a possible vaccine against Covid-19, Jim Reid indeed notes a significant decorrelation between the price movements of precious metals and those of Bitcoin:

“One of the oddities [in the markets] has been the dramatic divergence between gold (-3.6%) and silver (-4.4%) on the one hand, and bitcoin (+13, 4%) on the other hand. Bitcoin rose another 3% overnight and appears to be building its own momentum. It has grown by over 70% over the past six weeks as more and more investors begin to see it as a credible asset to invest in ” .

The king of cryptos and the inflation debate

Observing this dissonance among these assets considered to be stores of value , Jim Reid even goes so far as to say that:

“There seems to be an increasing demand for the use of Bitcoin, where gold was previously used, to hedge against dollar risks like inflation and other things. “

Indeed, an ever growing number of billionaires consider the king of cryptos as an alternative to gold as a safe haven : Bill Miller , Stanley Druckenmiller , Ricardo Salinas Pliego , … And the list is not exhaustive!

Even if their degree of preference in gold or in Bitcoin may differ slightly, they are all unanimous in their fears regarding hyperinflation of the US dollar.

Given that many policies call for ever more economic interventionism, and therefore monetary printing, this tendency to mistrust (not to say mistrust) vis-à-vis fiat currencies is not ready to end. ‚reverse. While gold as a proven safe haven will certainly benefit, it looks like the new kid on the block – Bitcoin – is now seen as even more promising protection.

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7 high-tech ways to have fun on Halloween

We have prepared a selection of applications that are indispensable for Halloween. Here is how you can make the night before All Saints Day unforgettable with your smartphone.

1. Learning about the future Halloween is a magical night when the border separating us from the supernatural becomes particularly thin. Remember to ask the magic ball about your destiny – spirits know many things that are beyond our reach.

2. Do you really think that there are ghosts around here? According to the developers, the Ghost Radar app will help you detect a spirit or the presence of an extraneous entity. The sensor provides Bitcoin Billionaire in the form of radar or text and numeric indicators. Who are you gonna call? No one – you can do quite well yourself!

3. Hear voices from other worlds If you can’t see ghosts, you can try to hear them. The author of this app claims that it allows you to record sounds from a world of spirits that are otherwise inaccessible to the human ear.

4. Create an atmosphere A small phono of freezing blood sounds will never hurt. Especially on Halloween. Just download one of the themed apps and run it at the right time – make your neighbour happy, wandering home alone on a dark street.

5. Make a really creepy costume It’s amazing what effect a simple T-shirt with a hole in the right place and a secret iPhone pocket with the right app on it can have.

6. Show your creativity The app shop shelves are literally busting with programs that can add a ghost to your picture or make a ghost out of you. Choose which one you like – and go ahead!

7. Play a nice old atmospheric toy

Limbo is a classic. Even if you have played it 10 times already, Samhain is a great excuse to once again enjoy the inexpressible atmosphere of one of the best games in the genre.

We wish you a terrible Halloween!

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A French municipality will accept votes on blockchain for a road project

„The vote will be 100% secure,“ said Avosvotes CEO Florian Ribière.

The French municipality of Verneuil-sur-Seine is using blockchain technology to allow its inhabitants to vote on a consultation on a road project that has been planned for 50 years and involves three cities.

According to the official website of Verneuil-sur-Seine, from 1 to 8 October, the municipality and neighbouring villages of Vernouillet and Chapet enabled blockchain voting through the Avosvotes startup, based in the Yvelines region. Residents can express their opinions on a road linking the villages of Orgeval and Les Mureaux along the Seine, voting for or against the project.

The blockchain voting app verifies residents‘ identities, provides certificates stored on the Tezos blockchain as proof that votes were cast through smart contracts, and allows real-time monitoring of votes as they are collected. The Verneuil-sur-Seine website specifies that the consultation will take place simultaneously in the three municipalities, and all results will be counted independently.

„In Verneuil-sur-Seine, the decentralised and secure voting tests on the blockchain provided by the French Tezos researchers will ensure the legitimacy of the vote,“ commented Florian Ribière, CEO of Avosvotes. „The vote will therefore be 100% secure and each voter will be able to verify that his or her vote was considered during the digital count.

At the time of writing, the residents of the municipality, with a Bitcoin Compass population of around 16,000, cast 487 votes.

Although blockchain voting has been advertised as a solution to counter electoral fraud and cyber attacks, its implementations have not always been successful. In Italy, the blockchain vote in a 2017 election ended with additional costs and time to publish the results. However, in August, the organizers of the Michigan Democratic Party State Nominating Convention successfully used the blockchain Voatz voting platform to address the restrictive measures related to COVID-19.

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Bitcoin as a world reserve currency – just a matter of time?

In Bitcoin circles it is more and more common that BTC will replace the US dollar one day.

But does digital gold really have what it takes to become a world reserve currency?

The world reserve currency plays a unique role in the global financial system. It is the currency that almost every central and commercial bank holds as a reserve. One also speaks of a “safe haven” – simply because it is the most liquid and most stable currency of all. But: Bitcoin Era reviews are not forever. The half-life of fiat currencies is shorter than some think. To be more precise, it only takes an average of a stupid 27 years for a national currency to abdicate and be replaced by another. With reserve currencies like the US dollar (USD), things are only partially better.

Because much more than 110 years has not yet been possible for the dominant form of money. The US dollar is not immune to devaluation either.

Go on, there is nothing to see here

And devaluation is the keyword. Because one thing is certain: as long as states have a monopoly on the creation of money, there will be inflation. This is not surprising; after all, the monopoly on the creation of money is one of the foundations of statehood. With good reason. Devaluation makes debt-based public finance viable. Because if the value of the national currency decreases, the real debt of the creditor also decreases – and the largest creditor in an economy is still the state itself.

The Maastricht Treatytherefore expressly provides for the independence of the European Central Bank (ECB). This is to prevent incentives according to which states prefer to turn on the printing press instead of exercising fiscal discipline. Because that is unpopular and usually leads to redistributions (falling social spending, rising taxes, etc.).

But there is such a thing as the independence of the ECB. At least since Mario Draghi’s “whatever it takes”, it should also be clear to the last proponent of state money that monetary policy, financial stability and state financing go hand in hand. What was meant was the commitment to protect the euro through unconditional asset purchase programs. In plain language, it was clear to the European tax authorities that they had (via detours) found a buyer for bonds. Quantitative easing took its course.

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Understand why the reduction in the volume of Bitcoin futures trading can signal the beginning of a new uptrend

The volume and amount of open contracts in Bitcoin futures are steadily declining, but this may help to catalyze the next upswing

The future volume of Bitcoin ( BTC ) and open contracts are decreasing rapidly. Data shows that since September’s peak, BTC’s future volume has dropped 60%, from over $25 billion to about $10 billion.

Bitcoin Future Volume per Exchange (September)

While the decline in business activity may seem like a negative metric, it may also indicate that a bullish cycle is emerging.
Why the decline in futures market activity could drive the price of Bitcoin

The Bitcoin futures market represents the majority of the superb trades in the Bitcoin market and popular platforms like Binance, BitMEX and ByBit allow leverage of up to 125x.

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When traders are highly leveraged, they are vulnerable to settlement. For example, if a 10x long contract placed at $10,000 is liquidated at $9,000, it forces the buyer to sell the position in the market.

Assuming there are a large number of traders in similar positions, this increases selling pressure and can catalyze a large settlement in the Bitcoin price.

If the futures market opens interest and increases volume, this will put Bitcoin in a vulnerable position and increase the likelihood of cascading settlements, such as those seen during the infamous Black Thursday, when more than $1 billion in futures contracts were settled while the Bitcoin price plummeted to less than $3,600.

The drop in future volume can be perceived as a potentially high event, as normally a small price move can turn into a large price swing if mass settlements are triggered at a certain price level.

As such, the declining volume and amount of open futures contracts could prepare the ground for a stable and prolonged recovery.

Open interest and Bitcoin volume during high and low markets

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During bullish markets, there are often several peaks of open contracts, but the market remains neutral for a prolonged period, allowing the spot volume to grow. As shown in the chart below, while the volume of the futures market fell, the spot volume increased slightly.

Spot Exchange Volumes

Exchange volumes in sight.

Although not shown on the chart, LMAX Digital, a Bitcoin cash handbag tailored for institutions, has recently overtaken Coinbase to become the largest cash handbag. Kyle Davies, co-founder of Three Arrows Capital, explained :

„BTC is not a niche industry: 1) BTC has strong correlation with stocks and commodities, but you only trade crypto 2) LMAX is the largest BTC USD spot exchange, but you don’t have an account there 3) Entrants traded in $ billion that you’ve never heard of. ”

Considering the increase in institutional demand, the increase in cash volume and the reduction in the number of open futures contracts, the continuous trend can be considered upward.

What traders expect in the short term

In the short term, traders expect continued consolidation under the $11,000 resistance and this may extend the downward trend in volume in the future.

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Edward Morra, a cryptomaniac broker, said that liquidity shows that Bitcoin is likely to face more parallel trading. He said :

„My current perspective, either the local top is on the rise or another peak to prevent stops. A lot of liquidity left below price. ”