Blockchain beschleunigt die Geschwindigkeit des Schienenhandels zwischen China und Europa erheblich

Schienenladungen von China nach Europa können jetzt in Tagen statt in Monaten geliefert werden, nachdem ein neues Blockchain-System in einem großen chinesischen Eisenbahnhafen installiert wurde.

Die Schienenhandelsroute China – Europa wurde dank der Anwendung der Blockchain-Technologie erheblich verbessert, berichtet Chinas People’s Daily Online

Der Chengdu International Railway Port in der Provinz Sichuan wurde von der Industrial and Commercial Bank of China mit der Blockchain-basierten Sino-Europe Trade Link 2.0-Plattform installiert.

Das neue System soll nicht nur zeitaufwändige logistische Dokumentenprüfungen reduzieren, sondern auch Außenhandelsunternehmen ermöglichen, Geld direkt von der Bank zu sammeln, um den Cashflow zu beschleunigen.

Geschäfte, bei denen Fracht aus China auf der Schiene geliefert wurde, brauchten mehr als einen Monat, um ihre Ziele in Europa zu erreichen. Unterlagen und Frachtbriefe müssten an jedem Grenzübergang überprüft werden, dessen Logistik durch Übersetzungsschwierigkeiten und bürokratische Verzögerungen erschwert wurde.

In den ersten drei Jahren und drei Monaten seines Bestehens gelang es dem Frachtdienst China-Europa, 200 Fahrten durchzuführen. Seit Einführung der Blockchain-Technologie wurde die gleiche Anzahl von Fahrten in nur zwei Monaten durchgeführt.

Ein Mitarbeiter von ICBC erklärte gegenüber Reportern, die Vorteile des Blockchain-fähigen Systems machten es zu einer zuverlässigen Plattform für das Hosting und die Verfolgung von Handelsdaten

„Wir nutzen die Vorteile von Blockchain, wie Manipulationssicherheit und Zeitstempel, um zuverlässige Handelsdaten zu erstellen. Dies kann die Finanzierungsmöglichkeiten kleiner und mittlerer Außenhandelsunternehmen erheblich verbessern “, sagten sie.

In den letzten zehn Jahren hat sich die Art und Weise, wie der Welthandel abgewickelt wird, radikal verändert, sagte Chen Ran von der Chengdu International Inland Port Operation. Er fügte hinzu: „Im Vergleich zu 2007 haben wir jetzt die Unterstützung von Blockchain, dem Internet der Dinge und Big Data kann helfen, die Logistik zu verfolgen und das Risiko von Ladungsschäden erheblich zu senken. So gibt es einen besseren Schutz für Banken und Kunden. “

A mesa de negociações de Cingapura explica o que está impulsionando o mercado Bitcoin bull em andamento

O Bitcoin passou por um rally extremamente forte nos últimos meses, apesar da queda contínua.

A moeda criptográfica, que negocia por $36.000, subiu cerca de 100% nas últimas seis semanas, e ainda mais nos últimos seis meses. Outras moedas criptográficas, além da BTC, também se saíram bem.
Gráfico da ação de preços da BTC nas últimas seis semanas do TradingView.com

Mas o que está por trás do mercado de touros em andamento? Uma mesa de negociações baseada em Singapura sugere que o rally Bitcoin Machine é em grande parte um subproduto dos fluxos institucionais que entram no mercado de Bitcoin via Grayscale. A Grayscale Investments é uma gestora de ativos digitais focada em instituições sediadas em Nova York.

O que levou o Bitcoin a subir?

A Prop trading company e o provedor de liquidez QCP Capital comentou na manhã de sexta-feira que o recente comício da Bitcoin foi em grande parte um subproduto do Grayscale’s Bitcoin Trust, um produto de investimento institucional para BTC.

A Bitcoin começou a mostrar sinais de fraqueza (pressão de compra à vista mudando para pressão de compra de futuros) quando a Grayscale suspendeu temporariamente os influxos no final de dezembro.

A venda atingiu seu pico no início desta semana quando a suspensão do fundo chegou ao fim, explicou QCP:

„Anteriormente destacamos o GBTC como grande demais para falhar em nossa atualização de ano novo, e a venda na segunda-feira/terça-feira atingiu o pico no final de suas duas semanas de suspensão de fundos para novos investidores. Na quarta-feira, eles reabriram novamente, o que resultou na selagem, já que ~5k do BTC foi adicionado ao fundo em apenas dois dias“.

5/6 Na quarta-feira, eles reabriram novamente e isto resultou na selagem, já que ~5k do BTC foi adicionado ao fundo em apenas 2 dias desde então. pic.twitter.com/KYuNHYGdNw

– QCP Capital (@QCPCapital) 15 de janeiro de 2021

A firma acredita que este é um sinal de que os influxos de Grayscale são na verdade uma grande parte da demanda de Bitcoin no lado da hora:

„Sem dúvida, os fluxos de GBTC continuarão a ser a força motriz do mercado, pelo menos até que um ETF dos EUA seja aprovado – algo que ainda não prevemos em breve“.

Sobre as perspectivas técnicas para BTC, eles parecem estar certos de que a tendência macro geral permanece em alta para o principal ativo criptográfico.

Bitcoin manteve sua tendência de alta parabólica na semana passada, apesar de ter caído tão baixo quanto $30.000, dizem os comerciantes.

Eles acrescentaram que embora o aumento da volatilidade tenha começado a ser um sinal preocupante, até agora é „perfeitamente consistente com uma tendência exponencial nesta fase“.

No início da semana passada, os analistas observaram que o volume extremamente alto visto no mercado de Bitcoin na correção de $30.000 de segunda-feira foi provavelmente um sinal de que uma reversão estava próxima.

Os picos de volume são freqüentemente indicativos de reversão de preços, pois marcam uma exaustão de uma tendência de touro ou de urso.

Um motivo de preocupação de alguns é que houve um desenvolvimento no caso Mt. Gox que pode resultar em um influxo no fornecimento de Bitcoin para o mercado.

On-chain data shows: Millionaires flock to Bitcoin – but there’s not enough to go around

Demand for Bitcoin has increased many times over in 2020. And on-chain data shows that the asset’s limited supply may be causing a rush.

The Bitcoin FOMO train
Bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency, experienced a surge in demand last year amid a gloomy economic outlook, worries about dollar inflation, weakened fiat currencies, incessant money printing and low yields on traditional assets.

The rally even ensured that institutional players took notice Bitcoin Supersplit of the asset as it broke through its previous all-time high of $19,800, rising to as high as $41,750 in December 2020. Some of them multi-billion-dollar funds like Guggenheim Partners, which filed its interest in BTC with the US Securities and Exchange Commission last year.

Others took the plunge. Paul Tudor Jones, billionaire investor and head of Tudor Investments, put nearly 2% of his capital into the asset class, saying it was a „great speculation“, and the „fastest horse“ among all other assets on the open market.

Technology firms also invested briskly. Fintech service Square, owned by Bitcoin advocate and Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, invested $50 million of its funding in BTC, saying it was a tool of „economic empowerment and offers the world a way to participate in a global monetary system.“

But that was still small compared to business intelligence firm MicroStrategy’s bitcoin purchase. Starting in August 2020, the firm built a $1 billion position in Bitcoin. The largest purchase came in December, when the firm raised $650 million in a convertible note and used the proceeds to buy more Bitcoin.

What on-chain data says
Despite the volumes, institutional interest in bitcoin is only just beginning. On-chain analyst Willy Woo currently writes in a tweet that the „whale spawning season“ is here – showing a record number of large bitcoin transactions.

Woo goes on to write:

„The world has 47 million millionaires, 71% of them live in the US or EU, there are only 14.9 million BTC in circulation, and only 4.1 million BTC are liquid and can therefore be bought.“

Such a liquidity shortage on the sell side likely caused the record buying of bitcoin last month – which in turn drove the asset’s price to over $23,000 and beyond, Woo said.

According to Woo, the data would show that the supply of the 4.1 million „liquid“ coins (or those that were available for sale) has steadily declined amid the money printing and stimulus rounds. An observation that suggests the market is running out of sellers.

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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.

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%.

Raoul Pal: „Institutional investors will push Bitcoin to $ 250,000 in 2021“

In an interview with Cointelegraph, investment expert Raoul Pal says that institutional investors will take Bitcoin to astronomical heights.

Raoul Pal, co-founder and managing director of Global Macro Investor and Real Vision, predicts that Bitcoin will climb to $ 150,000 by November 2021, even calling this a „conservative“ estimate. Rather, he assumes that the market-leading cryptocurrency will even rise to 250,000 US dollars by then, as more and more institutional investors enter the market.

And it is precisely in this circumstance that Pal sees the big difference to the crypto hype of 2017, which was mainly fueled by private investors

As Pal explains, large companies such as Square, PayPal and Grayscale are currently buying up all newly created units of Bitcoin immediately, which creates a shortage that in turn leads to a price increase.

„I’ve never seen a market in which supply and demand are so unbalanced,“ said Pal, referring to the macroeconomic factors that are favorable for Bitcoin, since the demand is significantly greater than the existing supply.

Although a vaccine for the coronavirus could soon normalize the economy, it will probably need further financial aid packages beforehand

These financial injections, however, devalue local currencies, which in combination with negative interest rates could lead to more and more investors fleeing Bitcoin and driving the cryptocurrency up, Pal concludes.

“It can change lives. No other financial product has the potential to increase 5-fold, 10-fold or 20-fold in a short period of time, ”said the investment expert about the market-leading cryptocurrency.

You can see the full interview with Raoul Pal on Cointelegraph’s Youtube channel .

Jimmy Song: la supervivencia de Bitcoin durante 20 años demostrará su verdadero valor Jimmy canción Bitcoin

El popular promotor y desarrollador de Bitcoin, Jimmy Song, dijo que la criptomoneda solo se consideraría realmente un activo de reserva de valor si puede sobrevivir durante dos décadas. Song reveló esto en una entrevista hoy con un medio de comunicación local japonés, Dg Lab Haus.

El desarrollador de The News Spy cree que la clase de activos tendrá que convencer al mundo de que puede utilizarse como reserva de valor sobreviviendo durante 20 años sin ningún problema importante.

Cuando esto se logre, Song dijo que más personas adoptarán BTC que nunca

“La única forma de demostrar el verdadero valor de Bitcoin como tecnología de ‚almacenamiento de valor‘ es que Bitcoin sobreviva […] para cuando lleguemos a los 20 años sin mayores problemas, creo que más personas la usarán”, dijo Jimmy Song.

Muchos expertos financieros han intervenido en el debate sobre si Bitcoin debería o no clasificarse como un activo de reserva de valor.

Para algunos, a pesar de que la mayor criptomoneda por capitalización de mercado ha existido durante más de 12 años y contando, creen que es demasiado pronto para declararla como un activo de reserva de valor.

Por otro lado, muchos creen que BTC debe considerarse una moneda que posee un depósito de valor solo cuando su precio es estable

A pesar de la opinión de Song sobre Bitcoin, la criptomoneda ha visto a varios inversores, especialmente actores institucionales, adoptarla.

En los últimos tiempos, Bitcoin ha sido descrito como „oro digital“ porque comparte ciertas similitudes con el oro físico. Bitcoin estaba programado para tener un suministro total de 21 millones de monedas, una característica que aumentaría su valor con el tiempo.

Varias grandes corporaciones informaron grandes compras de BTC para protegerse del impacto negativo de la pandemia global.

El mes pasado, la empresa de gestión de activos digitales Grayscale publicó su innovador informe financiero del tercer trimestre de 2020 , con su Bitcoin Trust registrando la friolera de $ 719,3 millones de los $ 1.050 millones recaudados en todos sus productos.

3iQs Bitcoin Fund försöker sälja upp till 1 miljoner enheter på kanadensisk börs

Den Toronto-baserade investeringsförvaltaren 3iQ Corp. försöker samla in ytterligare finansiering genom att genomföra ett statligt erbjudande för sin börsnoterade Bitcoin Billionaire, som handlas på Toronto Stock Exchange.

Ett uttalande som släpptes idag som beskriver investeringsfördelningen säger att fonden som förvaltas av 3iq säljer upp till 1 050 000 klass A-enheter för att samla cirka 25 200 000 C $, eller cirka 19,3 MUSD

Klass A-enheterna kommer att erbjudas till ett pris av 24,00 C $ per enhet, ett förmånligt pris än gårdagens stängning på TSX till 30,38 C $. 3iQ: s slutna bitcoinfond erbjöd ursprungligen klass A- och klass F-enheter till 10 dollar vardera. För att framkalla fler och fler köpare fanns det ingen gräns för minimiköp.

”Erbjudandekursen i klass A fastställdes så att den inte utspädde det senast beräknade substansvärdet per klass A-enheten den 5 november 2020, plus agentens avgift per enhet och kostnaderna för erbjudandet,” bolaget förklarar.

Trots att den handlas på den kanadensiska börsen och drivs av den kanadensiska investeringsfondförvaltaren 3iq Corp, är värdet på investeringen denominerade i amerikanska dollar.

3iQ förvaltar redan två privata investeringsfonder – 3iQ Bitcoin Trust och 3iQ Global Cryptoasset Fund – som började som en privatemission endast tillgänglig för ackrediterade och institutionella investerare i Kanada. Tidigare i år tillkännagav 3iQ sammanslagningen av 3iQ Bitcoin Trust till The Bitcoin Fund och distribuerar fondandelar av klass B som kvalificerade enligt prospektet.

De börshandlade produkterna ger aktieägare direkt exponering för bitcoinvärde. Den icke-inlösbara investeringsfonden syftar också till att uppnå kapitalstegring genom en långsiktig innehavsstrategi

Efter ett överklagande har 3iQ tidigare säkerställt godkännande från Ontario Securities Commission att erbjuda sin Bitcoin-fond till kanadensiska investerare . I september har den också flyttat sin Bitcoin-fond på Gibraltar-börsen, ett steg som syftar till att bredda sin investerarbas utanför dess ursprungliga noteringsområde i Kanada.

För att ge stöd till fonden sa 3iQ att man tog upp frågorna om prissättning, förvaring, revision och allmänintresse i en reglerad investeringsfond. Det fungerar som investerings- och portföljförvaltare för fonden, medan kryptobörsen Gemini Trust i New York kommer att fullgöra förvaltaren av de bitcoins som finns i fonden.