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O gerente de investimentos da Crypto DAiM lança o Bitcoin 401(k) Planos de Aposentadoria Patrocinados pela Empresa

Uma empresa de gestão de ativos digitais com sede nos EUA, a DAiM, lançou um plano de aposentadoria 401 (k) patrocinado pelo empregador.

Após executar um teste de 12 meses, a DAiM anunciou o lançamento dos primeiros planos 401(k) patrocinados pelo empregador que usam o Bitcoin Era como moeda base.

De acordo com o anúncio de hoje, o DAiM observa que o novo serviço está em conformidade com as Leis de Segurança da Renda de Aposentadoria de 1974 (ERISA) e estará totalmente disponível a partir de 2021.

Alocação de até 10% para Bitcoin

O gerente de criptografia disse que trabalharia de perto com as empresas e serviria como consultor e custodiante para criar um plano 401(k) com uma carteira de modelos flexíveis recomendados e 10% de alocação para Bitcoin.

O DAiM também será responsável pela seleção, monitoramento e benchmarking da oferta de investimento, bem como um plano fiduciário.

As bitcoins serão armazenadas em custódia de armazenamento a frio institucional com o Gemini Trust, permitindo assim que o DAiM transfira facilmente o BTC para os funcionários que deixam as empresas participantes.

Desde 2018, os cidadãos americanos estão autorizados a manter moedas criptográficas em suas contas pessoais de aposentadoria, contas de corretagem e rollovers 401(k), após a imposição de impostos pela Receita Federal sobre Bitcoin.

Entretanto, o Chefe de Operações do DAiM, Adam Pokornicky, deixou claro que tem sido impossível oferecer a Bitcoin dentro dos planos baseados na empresa sem ter sido penalizado ou demitido do emprego até agora.

Ele acrescentou ainda que os setores convencionais de administração de riqueza têm sido lentos em se aquecerem à Bitcoin, apontando que quase não há consultores de investimento que ofereçam acesso licenciado e regulamentado à Bitcoin diretamente nas contas de corretagem e aposentadoria.

A Bitcoin tem um lugar no Portfólio Moderno

Pokornicky atribui a hesitação da indústria à grave burocracia regulatória em torno do cumprimento da criptografia, salientando que foi necessário „quase um ano inteiro de construção lenta“ antes que a inovação do DAiM fosse endossada para fornecer instalações patrocinadas pelo empregador.

Pokornicky também destacou o forte aumento na demanda por Bitcoin de investimentos para aposentadoria e disse:

„Temos visto a maioria da demanda de indivíduos entre 28-45 anos“.

Segundo ele, a principal moeda criptográfica provou ser uma adição viável em carteiras modernas, e „os indivíduos devem ter a oportunidade de ’sair do zero‘ e investir diretamente através de sua conta de aposentadoria“.

SpaceChain Receives Funding For Blockchain Network In Orbit

Extra-terrestrial ambitions are rewarded. The British blockchain start-up SpaceChain will also install a blockchain network in space. Bitcoin satellites are by no means a new invention.

The British blockchain start-up SpaceChain receives government funding for the development of a decentralized satellite network in orbit

As stated in a press release, which BTC-ECHO has received, SpaceChain receives 440,000 British pounds (around 480,000 euros) in funding. The start-up also has access to research and development facilities. Together with Addvalue Innovation and Alba Orbital, SpaceChain will develop a decentralized satellite infrastructure (DSI). At the core of the DSI, a blockchain is operated to enable direct control of a satellite in real time. The network nodes should orbit in low earth orbit (LEO), with an altitude of no more than 2,000 kilometers.

Once the DSI architecture and the blockchain payload have been developed, a test phase follows to check reliable connectivity and performance. Once this has been successfully completed, providers of space resources, satellite applications and fintech companies can access the SpaceChain network.

The funding is provided by EUREKAsGlobalstars initiative awarded. EUREKA was founded in 1985 and is an international network that aims to promote collaboration in research and development in 45 countries. As a result, 14 countries of the cooperation network were invited to submit proposals for this project. With the planned blockchain-powered mesh network of satellites in low earth orbit, SpaceChain and its partners are planning to „democratize access to the emerging space sector with lower entry barriers for individual companies“.

Space exploration projects are huge and require close collaboration and partnership. This milestone opens up new opportunities for building commercial solutions using space and blockchain applications,

Blockchain in space

SpaceChain announced earlier this summer that it had carried out its first blockchain transaction in space. The hardware housed in the International Space Station authorized a transfer of 0.0099 BTC (about $ 92 at the time). Jeff Garzik, the chief technology officer, carried out this transaction.

However, this will not be the first time that the blockchain has also populated space. Blockstream has already sent a Bitcoin satellite into orbit. One of the special features of such space projects is that the satellite network is available around the clock around the globe. The users are thus independent of an Internet connection and any country or government-specific restrictions. In the case of Blockstream, in addition to an existing satellite antenna, only the purchase of a special “satellite kit” is necessary.

Konsolidierungswelle schlägt globales Glücksspiel unter regulatorischem Druck und starkem Wettbewerb

Die ersten Monate des Jahres erwiesen sich im Glücksspielbereich als recht ereignisreich. Und das wahrscheinlich wichtigste Ereignis, das Branchenkollegen miterlebten, war die Konsolidierungswelle, die weltweit eintrat und an der einige der weltweit größten Glücksspielunternehmen beteiligt waren.

GVC Holdings schloss die Akquisition von Ladbrokes Coral ab, bevor das derzeitige Vorgehen gegen FOBTs unmittelbar bevorsteht

Playtech beschloss, seine Position auf dem italienischen Glücksspielmarkt zu festigen, indem es einen seiner Hauptakteure, Snaitech, übernahm. The Stars Group kündigte den Kauf an Sky Betting and Gaming und zuletzt Cirsa wählten das amerikanische Buyout-Unternehmen The Blackstone Group als bevorzugten Bieter für sein vielfältiges Geschäftsportfolio.

Die Konsolidierungswelle hat gerade das Feld getroffen und es wird erwartet, dass in den kommenden Monaten immer mehr Fusions- und Übernahmeverträge angekündigt werden. Es ist jedoch wichtig zu sagen, dass, obwohl noch abzuwarten ist, was die Zukunft auf Lager hat, alle oben genannten Transaktionen von einer Größenordnung sind, die nicht nur ihre eigenen Abläufe, sondern auch die gesamte Branche verändern würde Regulierungsdruck in wichtigen regulierten Märkten , wachsender Wettbewerb auf diesem Gebiet und Kunden, die nach größerer Vielfalt und Innovation suchen.

Hier ist ein bisschen mehr über jeden der vier Deals.

GVC Holdings und Ladbrokes Coral

GVC Holdings hatte sich zuvor mindestens zweimal mit einem Konsolidierungsvorschlag an Ladbrokes Coral gewandt, aber die Gespräche waren beide Male auseinandergefallen. Im Dezember letzten Jahres wurde Ladbrokes Coral, Inhaber der größten britischen Kette von Wettbüros und Betreiber mit Online-Präsenz in einer Reihe von Ländern, erneut von seinem Online-Kollegen angesprochen, um sein Angebot zu überprüfen und schließlich anzunehmen .

Der Deal wurde am 22. Dezember 2017 bestätigt und Ende März 2018 abgeschlossen. Damit wurde praktisch ein Glücksspiel-Kraftpaket geschaffen, das in allen Sektoren und in mehreren regulierten Gerichtsbarkeiten präsent ist.

Bereits im Dezember wurde bekannt gegeben, dass Ladbrokes Coral einen Wert zwischen 3,2 und 3,9 Milliarden Pfund haben wird , abhängig von der Entscheidung der britischen Regierung bezüglich der höchst umstrittenen Wettterminals mit festen Quoten. Ladbrokes Coral betreibt die größte Anzahl solcher Geräte in ganz Großbritannien, und eine vorgeschlagene Kürzung des maximalen Einsatzes, den diese akzeptieren, auf nur 2 GBP würde die Rentabilität erheblich beeinträchtigen. Letzte Woche wurde berichtet, dass britische Abgeordnete diesem Vorschlag tatsächlich zugestimmt haben und ihre endgültige Entscheidung voraussichtlich in den nächsten Wochen bekannt gegeben wird. Die Aktien von GVC Holdings fielen letzte Woche um 6%, nachdem die Berichte in mehreren Nachrichtenagenturen erschienen waren.

Während Ladbokes Coral sicherlich einen schweren Schlag durch das drohende Durchgreifen erleiden wird , könnte es in der Lage sein, einige der Verluste durch die Verbesserung seines Online-Produkts auszugleichen. GVC verfügt über eine solide Online-Erfahrung und sein neues Vermögen wird sicherlich in der Lage sein, die Erfahrungen und Positionen seiner neuen Muttergesellschaft in mehreren Ländern zu nutzen. Darüber hinaus kann GVC auf eine gute Erfolgsgeschichte bei der Integration neuer Geschäftsbereiche in die bestehenden Geschäftsbereiche zurückblicken. Daher scheint die Zusammenarbeit mit Ladbrokes Coral jetzt und vorerst ein profitabler Schritt zu sein, insbesondere für letztere.

Ethereum 2.0 – More than 50% of the ETH required for the launch have been submitted

After a difficult start, the preparations for the launch of Ethereum 2.0 and Bitcoin Evolution have gained considerable interest. More than half of the ETHs required for the roll-out of the network have been deposited in the deposit agreement. Will Ethereum 2.0 go online before 2021?

The roll-out of Ethereum 2.0 is approaching

Buoyed by a rapid and continuous rise in the price of Ether (ETH) over the last few days, the launch of Ethereum 2.0 is getting closer. More than half of the Ethers required for the network rollout are now in the deposit contract.
At the time of writing, 294,336 ETH have been deposited in the contract, representing nearly $170 million. The launch of ETH 2.0 will take place when an additional 229,952 ETH have been deposited, for a total of 524,288 ETH.
The graph below speaks for itself. The amount of ETH deposited in the contract has risen dramatically since November 19 from almost 100,000 ETH to almost 300,000 ETH.
This rapid increase in the number of ETHs committed is in parallel with the increase in the ETH price from $470 to $585 in 3 days :

Ethereum 2.0 Valeur totale stakée

Evolution of the total amount of ETH deposited for Ethereum 2.0 – Source: CryptoQuant

Moreover, Ethereum 2.0 will only come into being if 16,384 validators join the network in its early stages. This second prerequisite is also well on its way to being reached. At the time of writing this article, 8,834 validators are already ready, with at least 32 ETHs deposited each.

Like the number of ETHs submitted, the number of validators has almost tripled in only 3 days, from 3,000 to almost 9,000:

Ethereum 2.0 Nombre de validateurs

A launch before 2021 thanks to whales?

ETH whales are partly responsible for this rapid growth. According to a report by the company Bison Trails, a very wealthy whale deposited 17,088 ETH on 14 November, which had been sleeping in its portfolio since 2017 until they were deposited in the contract.

In addition, even leading investment funds are participating. This is notably the case of a Dubai-based company, IBC Group, which deposited more than 20,000 ETH in the contract to support the launch of Ethereum 2.0.

In addition, Vitalik Buterin himself made a major contribution, depositing 3,200 ETH when the deposit contract was available to all. A gesture from the founder of the network that will most certainly have motivated Ethereum followers to follow him.

Initially planned for December 1st, the online launch of phase 0 of Ethereum 2.0 is probably postponed for the same month. If the deposits in the contract progress at the same pace, a launch in mid-December seems plausible. As soon as the 524,288 ETH are deposited in the contract, the launch of Ethereum 2.0 will take place 7 days later.

Perché un continuo ribasso dei prezzi Bitcoin sarebbe in realtà estremamente rialzista

Il Bitcoin è noto per essere un bene estremamente volatile che può salire o scendere di oltre il 20% in un giorno. Durante il passato rally dei tori iniziato nel 2016, il Bitcoin ha subito numerosi e significativi ritracciamenti fino al 40%.

Il ritiro medio che Bitcoin ha sperimentato durante l’ultimo raduno di tori è di circa il 34%, il che significa che questo recente recupero è solo la metà di quello che ci si aspettava. Molti analisti considerano questo ritiro estremamente sano e, di fatto, troppo piccolo per Bitcoin.

Tuttavia, c’è una differenza significativa per il mercato della crittovaluta attualmente, il volume degli scambi. Già nel 2016 e nel 2017, il volume di trading del Bitcoin e di altri cripto-criptus era notevolmente inferiore a quello attuale. Questa potrebbe essere la differenza tra i soliti ritiri del 30% e quelli recenti del 17%.

Bitcoin potrebbe aver bisogno di ripercorrere ancora più in basso per un massiccio rally di tori

Sembra che, secondo un grafico postato dal leggendario Paul Tudor Jones, la Bitcoin potrebbe seguire la tendenza che l’oro aveva già nel 1975 prima della sua impennata esponenziale.

Elke voortdurende dump in $ BTC zou extreem bullish zijn, omdat het zou onthullen dat we de goudfractal uit de jaren 70 volgen, zoals hieronder wordt beschreven door Paul Tudor Jones – de legendarische macro-investeerder die met succes fractals gebruikte om de supercyclus van de aandelenmarkt in de jaren 80 te voorspellen.

Il grafico mostra fondamentalmente due linee rosse tra il primo rally al massimo storico e il periodo di correzione. Bitcoin sembra seguire un trend simile dopo aver raggiunto il picco alla fine del 2017 a circa 20.000 dollari.

Sembrerebbe che BTC abbia bisogno di vedere un ritiro ancora più forte prima di tentare di superare i livelli astronomici. Tuttavia, come abbiamo già detto, il crescente interesse da parte degli investitori istituzionali e di grandi nomi come Square e Stone Ridge sta fondamentalmente creando un nuovo mercato.

Potremmo facilmente vedere Bitcoin semplicemente continuare a salire più in alto e a raggiungere maggiori altezze entro la fine dell’anno, nonostante abbia subito un solo grande recupero del 17%. E‘ anche importante notare che, contrariamente a quanto accaduto nel 2017, questo rally è stato molto più equilibrato e tranquillo, senza troppe folli giornate di 20-30%.