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$1 MRD OPHALEN OM BITCOIN TE KOPEN, JIM CRAMER VERTELT RAAD VAN GAMESTOCK (GME)

Net toen de aandelen GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME) aandelen explodeerden hoger in de laatste uren van de handel op woensdag, adviseerde Jim Cramer het bestuur van de videogame retailer om Bitcoin te kopen om de aandelenkoersen verder te laten stijgen.

„Nog een laatste keer GME,“ tweette de CNBC’s Mad Money host. „Geef een miljard dollar aan aandelen uit, koop een miljard aan bitcoin en kijk hoe je aandelen naar 430 dollar gaan.“

De verklaring verscheen terwijl andere bedrijven op Wall Street ervoor kozen om een deel van hun kasreserves te vervangen door de benchmark cryptocurrency.

Op woensdag, Nasdaq-genoteerde MicroStrategy onthulde dat het $ 1,06 miljard aan extra bitcoins heeft gekocht bovenop zijn 70.000-plus BTC-reserves. Ondertussen kondigde ook betalingsbedrijf Square aan dat het op dezelfde dag $ 170 miljoen had toegevoegd aan zijn BTC-profiel van $ 50 miljoen.

Tesla, een Fortune 500-bedrijf, investeerde ook 1,5 miljard dollar in Bitcoin om zijn reserves te beschermen tegen de risico’s van de devaluatie van de Amerikaanse dollar. De Amerikaanse autofabrikant ging een stap verder door aan te kondigen dat het ook de cryptocurrency zou gaan accepteren voor zijn diensten en producten. De onthulling kwam begin februari.

WAAROM BITCOIN KOPEN

Sinds het coronavirus pandemie begon, kwam de economische cyclus tot stilstand. De Amerikaanse overheid en haar centrale bank, de Federal Reserve, reageerden door via banken extra liquiditeit in Amerikaanse dollars op de markten te injecteren (ook wel kwantitatieve versoepeling genoemd), leningen betaalbaar te maken (de rente tot bijna nul te verlagen) en directe hulp aan mensen te bieden (via stimulering).

De Amerikaanse dollarindex, die de greenback meet ten opzichte van een mandje van buitenlandse valuta, daalde met meer dan 12 procent als gevolg van het overaanbod.

Veel bedrijven zaten bovenop enorme stapels kasreserves. Ze wilden niet dat hun dollars zouden devalueren door inflatie. Dat leidde hen naar Bitcoin, een opkomend dekkingsmiddel dat belooft zijn waarde te behouden tegen devaluatie van fiat. Dat werd de belangrijkste reden voor MicroStrategy, Tesla, Square en vele andere bedrijven om de cryptocurrency te kopen.

Bitcoin steeg met meer dan 1.200 procent van zijn dieptepunt halverwege maart tot 3.858 dollar na de belofte van de Federal Reserve om oneindig kwantitatieve versoepeling te bieden. MicroStrategy’s investering in de cryptocurrency heeft het bedrijf tot nu toe twee keer zijn oorspronkelijke inleg opgeleverd. Tesla staat ook op een winst van 1 miljard dollar dankzij de parabolische uptrend van Bitcoin.

MAAR…

…Mr. Cramer stelde Bitcoin voor als een financiële asset die ook de zogenaamde pandemische verliezers zou kunnen beschermen. Zijn advies aan het bestuur van GameStop om de cryptocurrency te kopen had meer te maken met het genereren van voldoende kapitaal om de futures-activiteiten te financieren, vooral nu het vorige maand dichter bij een faillissement kwam.

Het GME-aandeel bevindt zich momenteel in het midden van volatiele koersschommelingen. Op woensdag piekte zijn waarde met 104 procent om te sluiten op $ 91,71. TraderAlert data toonde aan dat GME’s optie-activiteit ook steeg naar het hoogste niveau in twee weken, met meer bullish contracten dan bearish. De piek gebeurde bijna zonder enige concrete katalysator.

GME werd eerder al het middelpunt van een Reddit-gestuurde koopmanie die handelaar Keith Gill, ook bekend onder zijn pseudoniem DeepF**ingValue, in januari lanceerde om hedgefondsen short te laten gaan op het GameStop-aandeel. Gill verdubbelde onlangs zijn beleggingen in GME door 50.000 extra aandelen te kopen.

Het GME-aandeel sprong 13 procent omhoog na zijn oproep. GameStop had op 31 oktober vorig jaar ongeveer 500 miljoen dollar in kas.

Så här kommer Eth2, DeFi och Bitcoin att påverka Ethereums CME-futures

Investerare är nervösa över att den här veckans CME ETH-futureslansering kommer att vara en upprepning av Bitcoins 2017 CME-lansering men data tyder på något annat.

Bitcoins ( BTC ) avgrundsbaserade futurelansering i december 2017 blev kortare än investerarnas förväntningar och även om CME BTC-marknaden har överträffat 2,5 miljarder dollar i öppet intresse har den första lanseringen förstärkt berättelsen om att veckans CME ETH-futurelansering kommer att vara lika baissär i kortsiktigt.

Innan CME BTC-futureslanseringen hade Bitcoin redan vunnit 1 900% för året, en rally som vissa analytiker hävdar drivs av förväntningarna på reglerade futures

Nu när CME ETH-futures har lanserats, följer investerare noga för att se om Ether ( ETH ) kommer att möta en liknande situation eftersom den redan har fått 600% det senaste året.

Hittills finns det inget sätt att uppskatta hur Immediate Edge skulle ha gått utan förekomsten av CME- och CBOE-futures. Ändå tenderar handlare fortfarande att ansluta CME-lanseringen till 70% krasch i BTC-pris som inträffade under de första tre månaderna efter lanseringen.

Att analysera ett sortiment av råvaror och valutakontraktlanseringar under de senaste två decennierna kan ge ett bättre perspektiv på frågan så vi kommer att granska data från CME: s historiska index för första handelsdatum för att se om det finns en märkbar prisutveckling som uppstår efter CME-listor.

Rå palmolja

När rå palmoljeterminer lanserades på CME i maj 2010 påverkade de inte dess pågående prisåterhämtning, vilket ovanstående uppgifter visar. Liknande kontrakt hade redan funnits i nästan ett decennium på NYMEX, så ovanstående händelse kan ha haft mindre betydelse eftersom båda börserna hanterar institutionella kunder.

Flera faktorer kunde ha orsakat att palmoljepriserna steg efter CME-lanseringen, inklusive WTI-oljans 23% positiva resultat under de kommande fem månaderna.

Sydkoreanska vann

På en liknande ton vann de sydkoreanska futures som noterades i september 2006 och i detta fall verkade lanseringen ha en omedelbar inverkan på priset.

Trots att det inte hade ett terminskontrakt fanns redan icke-levererade framspelare (NDF) för den sydkoreanska vinnaren före CME-listan. Dessa NDF-kontrakt handlas vanligtvis over-the-counter (OTC) och är sällan överförbara mellan investerare. Detta innebär att det listade terminskontraktet hade ett större antal institutioner som kan delta.

Än en gång är det omöjligt att uppskatta om lanseringen av ett terminskontrakt hade en omedelbar påverkan på priset. Det är möjligt att den sydkoreanska vann devalveringen följde trenden med framväxande eller asiatiska ekonomier. Därför verkar det vara en sträcka att fästa den här rörelsen på CME-futureslansering.

New study shows enormous success of NFTs

300% annual growth: New study shows enormous success of NFTs (non-fungible tokens)

  • The NFT sector has seen 299% growth over the last year.
  • Active wallets transacting NFTs grew by 97%.
  • Big brands like Nike, Louis Vuitton and Warner Music, are experimenting with NFTs.

Last year, the total value of transactions in the non-fungible token (NFT) space grew 299% year-on-year, reaching over $250 million.

In a study conducted jointly by NonFungible.com and foresight firm L’Atelier BNP Paribas, it was concluded that NFTs will be a leading emerging asset class and a Bitcoin Era key driver of the virtual economy in 2021.

This market niche is showing solid, consistent growth, with the total number of active wallets transacting NFTs increasing by 97% to 222,179 in 2020. For reference, the number was 112,731 in 2019.

„The number of buyers and sellers increased from 44,644 to 74,529 (+66%), and from 25,264 to 31,504 (+24%), respectively. The number of active wallets accelerated throughout 2020, pointing to even stronger growth in 2021: overall growth in Q4 was double that of Q3 and three times that of Q2.“

Profits for NFT traders also increased, with some traders able to generate annual profits of more than $100,000

Big names and leading companies around the world – such as Nike, Louis Vuitton and Warner Music, to name a few – are also experimenting with NFTs by developing online collectibles and games.

Just recently, tech giant Microsoft collaborated with gaming-based blockchain platform Enjin to launch customisable NFTs. The tokens will be compatible and transferable with the sandbox adventure video game Minecraft.

Billionaire Mark Cuban also wants a piece of this digital pie. He has made his first set of NFTs available for purchase on Rarible for fans or haters alike.

Titled „The RollUp 2021“, the NFT artwork features a GIF of Cuban showing off his outstanding dance moves in a Dallas Mavericks tank top.

A number of NFT projects were showcased at the „ETHDenver Hackathon“ event last week. The hackathon brings together the Ethereum community and allows developers to showcase new projects, some of which end up integrating into the Ethereum (Go to Buy Ethereum with Paypal Guide) ecosystem.

The $500,000 scam: no, Elon Musk doesn’t give bitcoins!

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Prudence is the mother of caution – As Elon Musk shows a growing interest in digital assets, more and more scammers are posing as the entrepreneur to steal crypto-currencies. These scammers are hacking into verified Twitter accounts to add a layer of „legitimacy“ to their scams.

Nothing new under the sun
This type of scam is not new. We have been seeing this kind of practice for more than three years now. So much so that Vitalik Buterin changed his name on Twitter to prevent gullible crypto-enthusiasts from falling for it.

Vitalik Buterin Changed His Twitter Name to Avoid Scams Impersonating Him
After Vitalik, CZ and the Winkelwoss twins, it is now the turn of Elon Musk to be used to trick Twitter users into stealing their precious digital currency.

According to data compiled by Metamask, more than $500,000 worth of Bitcoin has been stolen over the past few weeks.

Bitcoin address Amount
BTC Amount
USD
1cD2EEwxjVYqwP83Pah21PLnqD3PMJc6i 2.62081802 $103,238.22
1CZA6v4XzPQmC599WmSvbvsu2r8UEUbHi $0.44035153 $17,346.15
1MusK1HoQi7ULXJdodirUsHiZfyN7z5puP $1,00200,000 $39,470.38
1MUSK1Je69ucdgjgMrwHb7DR9YxgzEvSKQ 0.12708550 $5,006.10
16ShxhEXxzFyyEFeRkNbJDEHb3zuvTdSuH 10.64921182 $419,489.49
Addresses for Bitcoin scams
Twitter in the spotlight
The Bluebird Platform has garnered some headlines this year, but not the most glowing ones. In July, users were able to see Barack Obama, among others, praising the cryptomonnages following a massive hack of audited accounts.

Since July, Twitter no longer allows accounts to be verified to limit their misuse. However, this has not stopped the scammers of the 2021 class from hacking into already verified accounts to carry out their scams.

Since then, Twitter has come under a lot of criticism for its handling of fake accounts and scams. The crypto scams have been going strong for several years, without the network finding effective solutions to stem their proliferation.

This news comes at a bad time for Twitter, which was already the subject of criticism for its censorship of Donald Trump. The platform is therefore caught between its censorship of freedom of expression and its inability to curb dubious practices. If you care about your Bitcoins, remember the adage: if it’s too good to be true, it’s certainly not true.

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Moneroprijsanalyse: 11 januari

Een dalende Bitcoin-markt heeft ervoor gezorgd dat de waarde van de overgebleven cryptos ook enorm is gedaald. De privacy-gerichte munt, Monero was al in de problemen gekomen met het van de beurs halen van de lijst als gevolg van de regelgeving en is nu getuige van een prijsdaling.

De prijs van de cryptomunt had een neerwaartse trend gekend door de schrapping, maar deze trend werd versneld door de dalende BTC-markt. De daggrafiek was getuige van scherpe wieken voor de dag, met als hoogste punt $190.77, terwijl het laagste punt $126.69 was. Op het moment van schrijven handelde XMR op $150.71.

Monero eendagsgrafiek

Bron: XMRUSD on TradingView

De bovenstaande grafiek geeft de sterke stijging van de koers aan die gisteren werd waargenomen en een onmiddellijke correctie volgde vandaag. Het prijsniveau voor de stijging en daling was vergelijkbaar, maar dit heeft de trend in de markt veranderd.

Traders kunnen de huidige markttrend gebruiken om de digitale asset te verkorten, omdat de bearishness binnen sijpelt.

Redenering

Met de prijsstijging van gisteren werd de relatieve sterkte-index naar de overboughtzone geduwd. Een correctie heeft de indicator nu naar de evenwichtszone geduwd, waarin de koop- en verkoopdruk worden geëgaliseerd. Aangezien de kopers en verkopers het actief bleven verhandelen, is de volatiliteit in de markt toegenomen.

De divergentie van de Bollinger Bands duidde op een stijging van de volatiliteit, terwijl de signaallijn over de kandelaars heen schommelde, wat duidt op een verandering in de prijsontwikkeling. Hoewel de kopers aandrongen op de aankoop van het digitale activum, merkte de Awesome Oscillator het gebrek aan momentum in de markt op om de kooptrend in stand te houden.

Belangrijke niveaus

Toegang: $2,75
Stop-Loss: $2.8168
Take-Profit: $2.6189
Risicobeloning: 1,96

Conclusie

De huidige markt bood op de lange termijn een kans voor de handelaren om het activum te verkorten, aangezien de steun het meest beproefde prijsniveau van de afgelopen week was. Hoewel de kopers en de verkopers het hoofd bieden, was de algemene beestachtigheid in de markt duidelijk zichtbaar.

Crypto Distribution: a new economy

This article was originally published December 18, 2020 on DeFi Today.

The week of new highs. Bitcoin’s chart revealing the start of the new cycle to much higher prices, the „Stock to Flow“ in its right timing and the fact that anyone who had an amount in Bitcoin, without selling it, did not lose money. An accomplishment to prove to those who were skeptical, and a moment of maximum focus on the entire Crypto industry.

It has been rumored for a long time that institutional investors could not ignore Bitcoin. Now every day we hear of new groups that do not want to be left out of the new monetary phenomenon that they themselves once mocked.

It is wise not to stay out of it. There may be no better protection of crypto than the economy of terminal capitalism, of 20 years of unfavorable industrial relocations, of irresponsible consumer credit, of unbridled creative finance, of manic and unlimited money printing.

It is ironic how JP Morgan reacted with the entry made with 100 million on Massmutual’s Bitcoin.

„This is a sign that institutional players will grow Bitcoin.“

The same group whose CEO, as we know, said that Bitcoin is a scam. The same group that will not fail to increase exposure in the crypto world, to make money and to protect itself.

Ruffer Investment Company has made this clear, with its entry into Bitcoin not light on 2.5% of the portfolio.

„We’re doing this to protect ourselves from the devaluation of traditional currencies.“

A run on Bitcoin with big names: Black Rock, Microstrategy, Stone Ridge, Sky Bridge, Square, Guggenheim, Northern Trust, PayPal, American Express.

Bitcoin to protect themselves from the galloping and inevitable devaluation of fiat money which, looking to the future, makes the „price of the moment“ insignificant.

The rush of institutional investors are a precise indicator that cannot be ignored in the traditional economic reality and after the damage it has brought.

It may be this indicator that raises the awareness and adoption of Crypto Revolt to the next level, offering the possibility of a new and promising distribution of wealth, aimed at everyone.

Bitcoin can be interpreted as an anti-globalization event

It is useful to recognize some differences in principle.

Bitcoin increases in value over time due to its deflationary monetary line. The currency is a global reference that therefore benefits those who own it. Wealth is unstoppably distributed as time goes on, as demand increases. Its very mechanism is also unstoppable: no master, no one can severely intervene to stop it or change its destiny – the 21 million and the numerical release established. Decentralization is like a new standard that everyone will have to irrevocably accept, if one does not want to risk being excluded from it, as institutional funds seem to have realized.

The monetary regime of globalization, on the other hand, has an opposite effect. It impoverishes western populations. The time that passes brings them a reduction in purchasing power, a devaluation of the currency and an increase in the cost of living. Contrary to the fundamental principle of Bitcoin (central power does not exist to determine monetary destiny), globalization has taken away from the many to give to the very few, centralizing power further with control bodies, for the exclusive benefit of those who are close to those centers of power.

With Bitcoin and Crypto, accessible to anyone, it is not the privilege of the social position of proximity to those who print money to determine an advantage, as happens with the „Cantillon effect“ for the well-placed of the globalized world, but it will be the normal possession of the currency, the positioning, the natural flow of money that from an economy full of internal contradictions and bearer of heavy crises, pours into the world of Crypto and Bitcoin, structured for a growing interest and increase in value, in repeated economic cycles, initially volatile, until the achievement of greater stability in the eventual future.

Future that fulfills the new distribution in favor of the individuals who decide to be part of it. The opposite of the internal principles of the economy of globalization.

The most incredible disparity in history

The 2008 crisis was the result of globalization and its banking system.

In a phase of waning economy and progressive impoverishment, mostly due to relocations, consumer credit (mostly for the purchase of houses) was promoted by exasperatingly indebting people who (they knew) would soon become insolvent.

But the banks, obviously, did not take the risk of the hyper-indebted. Their debt was „securitized“, i.e. given to others as an instrument on which to earn an interest, with the complicit support of the rating agencies and the American regulator. This is creative finance, which passed on risks to others, in the phase preceding the subprime crisis.

First the boom, then the real estate bubble and the gigantic debt, then the showdown.

Result: millions of people on the breadline and social catastrophe.

The American State should have intervened severely to prevent finance from passing on to others the debts incurred by the mother-girl and the Mexican immigrant, and other subprime debtors. As Roosevelt had done, succeeding with difficulty against the financial establishment of that time, in the 1930s. He had imposed the Glass Steagall law, which distinguished for banks the activity of deposit from that of speculation. A law that lasted for decades until 1999, then repealed by Clinton, the president who most decisively initiated globalization.

Instead what had been done?

Trillions of dollars created out of nothing were injected with the apparent intent to heal the effects of the crisis now triggered. Only on one part of the economy: the part that was deemed necessary to cure all the other parts, namely the stock market.

In the end, of those injections of money, nothing came to the aid of the real economy and the people overwhelmed by the crisis.

But there were absolute winners. Shareholders who became billionaires for hundreds of billions, for having invented companies that for the real economy do not even produce anything. Like Amazon, like Google.

An unprecedented disparity had started in this way, to last in time. Gigantic numbers for very few, at the same time as the devastation of many, too many people left without anything.

A drastic moment in history, the beginning of a new goal of distribution of wealth taken away from the people, without measure and without justice. From that time until today there have been no government interventions to re-establish a balance, or at least an attempt to protect the economy in Western policies.

There was a time when this would never have been possible. Capitalism before globalization had statesmen of a very different kind. A world that now seems ancient.

It is surprising to know that in the period between 1950 and 1963, in America, the super rich were taxed in a way that may seem draconian: 90% for the top fraction of the wealthiest incomes.

In government were presidents who were far from being classified as socialists. There was Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower and John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

Personalities who had lived through the Great Depression, and knew the Soviet enemy they faced. So the American dream had to be alive and within reach.

Several years later, Ronald Reagan, together with Margaret Thatcher, had eased taxation on the very rich. The reason for this was the certainty that private individuals could allocate capital more efficiently and more skilfully than the state. It was therefore good to allow millionaires to become billionaires and trillionaire, because they would have activated „trickle down economics“, the drops of money that from the very rich fall on all the others. That too was a promise of redistribution, but it anticipated the possibility granted some time later for an unrestrained radicalization and decline towards the tremendous inequality of ultimate capitalism.

By the beginning of this year 2020, the 12 richest men in America had already reached the record of their wealth. Then came the lockdowns. The general slowdown of the world and the economic halt. An unprecedented deflationary vortex.

But just during the lockdowns, always them, billionaires born with the previous crisis of 2008, since mid-March have found an increase in their wealth of 283 billion dollars.

Jeff Bezos alone has become $76 billion richer.

Forbes showed that the world’s top 400 billionaires had 8% increased wealth during 2020. This in America where 48% of small businesses are at risk of permanent closure at the end of 2020, while the Fed plans to print $6.5 billion in money, and the ECB $1.2 billion.

Trend started in America and extended to Europe. The ECB has created in the last 10 years from nothing 5 billion euros, in a world without growth. Money created and distributed in a cumbersome way but without benefit to the real economy, causing the wealth of an absolute minority to the detriment of all others.

It is an economy with unsustainable implications that needs historical events to counteract them.

Crypto economy counteracts this trend by creating a new distribution, with the passage of time, maintaining the right importance of being able to accumulate wealth within a system in favor of the individuals who are part of it, but avoiding the sense of injustice and general counterproductivity.

Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel laureate in economics in 2001, predicted it: „the top 1% controls 40% of the national wealth. The top 1% have the best homes, the best educations, the best doctors, and the best lifestyles, but there is one thing that money doesn’t seem to have bought: the understanding that their fate is tied to how the other 99% lives. Throughout history, this is something the top 1% eventually learns. Too late.“

Over $ 29,000: High-volume surge brings Bitcoin to new all-time high

The Bitcoin bull broke the resistance at $ 28,500, but $ 30,000 is still a challenge.

Bitcoin ( BTC ) price hit a new all-time high of over $ 29,000

On December 29, the Crypto Bull price tried to break the strong resistance at $ 28,500. After a rally to $ 28,600, the price turned sharply downward and fell to $ 27,300.

Today’s surge to $ 29,000 came after a large surge in volume broke the resistance at $ 28,500. But the struggle for $ 30,000 is far from over.

Data from Material Indicators shows that there are still retail walls near the $ 30,000 mark on Binance and other major cryptocurrency exchanges.

Unless there is a further sustained increase in purchase volume, the sales walls suggest that an increase to $ 30,000 would trigger a strong sell-off. The BTC rate would then fall again to the key underlying supports at $ 28,000 and $ 27,300, where the 20-day moving average is currently in the 4-hour window.

$ 30,000 and then up?

Many traders expect the Bitcoin price to rise well over $ 30,000 once the psychological barrier is overcome. But Nunya Bizniz, a popular trader on Twitter, explains that above $ 30,000, Bitcoin is starting to look exaggerated as the 1.618 Fibonacci retracement is at $ 30,196.

Given that Bitcoin price is up 64.9 percent since early December, hitting the 1.618 Fibonacci level could be a signal that a decline is imminent. But ultimately, volume will be the primary indicator of where price could go.

The Bitcoin price has currently risen 302.6 percent over the year, outperforming gold and traditional markets such as the Dow and S & P500 by far. In the fourth quarter, BTC was up 168.32 percent, making the second-best quarterly move since 2017, when the digital asset rose 210.13 percent in the fourth quarter.

The views and opinions contained herein are those of the author only and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every step of investing and trading carries a risk and one should research well before making a decision.

Steve Wozniak creates a blockchain company with his token, the WOZX

45 years after co-founding Apple with Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak launched Efforce (WOZX), a blockchain company that aims to reinvent energy efficiency. Efforce presents itself as an energy market allowing companies to undertake energy efficiency projects without barriers.

Strive, a future blockchain giant?

Famous Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is launching his 2nd company, Efforce , aimed at transforming and energizing the energy efficiency market. After forever changing the world of tech, Steve Wozniak is now taking on the energy industry, helped by blockchain .

Bitcoin Profit promotes itself as a blockchain-based energy market that enables companies to take energy efficiency measures without barriers. The new company wants to be accessible to all – regardless of borders – so that any company and investor can „monetize the transferable energy savings“ .

As the press release points out , the financing of energy efficiency measures is proving to be particularly complex, both financially and in terms of regulations. This greatly limits the speed of growth of this market. To boost energy efficiency across the world, Efforce is accompanied by a blockchain- based platform and its own token, the WOZX .

“Endeavor was created to be the first decentralized platform that enables everyone to participate and financially benefit from global energy efficiency projects, and create meaningful environmental change,” said Steve Wozniak.

The exchanges between the parties will be fully managed by smart-contracts on Ethereum . In addition, the WOZX is an ERC-20 token which acts as a utility token for Efforce. The WOZX serves as a certificate for initiating energy saving projects and for cooperation between consumers and savers.

Contributors who wish to take part in energy saving projects on the platform may be required to lock in 1 WOZX for every 1 USDT of contribution . Such a mechanism would eventually make it possible to raise the demand rate, for example to be required to block 1 WOZX for every 10 USDT of contribution.

Holding WOZX tokens gives voting rights for the general governance of the project, in addition to offering interests to its holders.

A start with great fanfare for WOZX

Although the first Efforce concepts were launched in September 2017, its launch has just happened. Since December 3, the WOZX token has been listed on the HBTC platform , and its success is already remarkable.

With a listing price set at $ 0.10 on the platform, WOZX is trading at the time of writing these lines around $ 1.48. The launch seems particularly successful, especially since the volumes exceed 10 million dollars over the last 24 hours .

The token should also be listed on the South Korean platform Bithumb , before most likely making its entry on other platforms.

For the moment, it’s hard to know how far Efforce and its WOZX token will take us. However, with Steve Wozniak at the helm, this new project may become a staple in some time.

With the goal of democratizing the $ 250 billion market for energy efficiency projects, will Efforce succeed in repeating Apple’s feat of expanding access to personal computers?

Justitsministeriet udleverer påstået BTC-minedrift Ponzi-operatør fra Panama

AirBit Clubs ledelse er samlet i New York City og står over for anklager for at stjæle „medlemsafgifter“ for at finansiere massive marketingbegivenheder og overdådige personlige livsstiler.

I henhold til en mandagsmeddelelse har USA’s justitsministerium og det sydlige distrikt i New York udleveret en leder af den påståede Ponzi-ordning AirBit Club fra Panama

Gutemberg Dos Santos er en af ​​seks anklagede operatører af Crypto Trader og den sidste, der kommer ind i USA for at blive retssag før SDNY. Dos Santos er dobbeltborger i Brasilien og USA. Myndigheder oprindeligtanholdt fem af de seks tilbage i august med en sjette undgående myndighed indtil oktober.

DoJ hævder, at AirBit Club solgte „medlemskaber“, der lovede garanteret afkast. De seks operatører markedsførte deres afkast som et produkt af klubbens minedrift og handelsstrategier. Per DoJ eksisterede disse operationer ikke. I stedet gik medlemsafgifter til finansiering af yderligere markedsføring over hele verden, herunder massive begivenheder for at rekruttere nye medlemmer og jet-set livsstil for sig selv.

Nogle af disse begivenheder kan ses på AirBit Clubs stadig aktive hjemmeside, hvor den seneste fandt sted i Sao Paulo, Brasilien, sidste år

En af de seks tiltalte var Scott Hughes, en advokat i Californien, som, ifølge DoJ, bistod AirBit Clubs ledelse „ved blandt andet at hjælpe med at fjerne negative oplysninger om AirBit Club og Vizinova fra Internettet“ – muligvis ved at true truende sager mod lukke dissens.

Hughes står også anklaget for at hjælpe operationen med at vaske indkomst via forskellige klientkonti.

En af de mest berømte Ponzi-ordninger i krypto er PlusToken, der for nylig så over 4 milliarder dollars værd af kryptoaktiver konfiskeret af den kinesiske regering.

Bitcoin hits crucial levels – but could still crash to $ 16K

Bitcoin has gotten into a strong uptrend in the aftermath of the recent sell-off, with the bulls having largely absorbed selling pressure.

After falling to lows of $ 16,400, the cryptocurrency saw a massive boom that has now taken it above $ 18,000

Bitcoin’s current momentum shows little sign of slowing down, and there is a strong likelihood that further upward moves are imminent in the near future.

However, one trader notes: It is now imperative that the bulls hold Bitcoin above $ 17,700-17,850.

He suggests that a break below this support could result in Bitcoin being pulled down into the $ 16,000 region.

Bitcoin and the rest of the crypto market are currently in a rally – even the recent Bitcoin sell-off has done little damage to the market as the bulls try to make up for any losses.

BTC is now trading above $ 18,000 again and showing no signs of slowing. Should this level become a support, it could allow for significant further growth in the coming days and weeks.

One trader now comments that holding above the top $ 17,000 is critical for the market to move higher – and that a break below that range could open the gates for a decline towards $ 16,000.

Bitcoin is gaining momentum, bears are stalling

Bitcoin is currently listed (buy now? Click here for instructions) at a price of 18,455 US dollars. This represents a remarkable increase from the lows of $ 16,400 at the end of the recent sell-off.

The strength the aggregate market has seen lately seems to suggest that further upside is imminent – and that this recent sell-off was just another „buy the dip“ opportunity.

For this to be confirmed, however, BTC must show signs of stability in the coming days and weeks.

Trader: BTC has to stay in the upper $ 17,000 region for further uptrend

One trader tweeted that Bitcoin needs to stay stable above $ 18,000 in order for the market to maintain momentum.

He points to the upper $ 17,000 region as the key support area and comments that a break down could open the gates for a move towards $ 16,000.

“The critical level to maintain is the $ 17,700–17,850 mark. If that is lost, we will probably see the 16s again. „