Ripple promises response to SEC ‚attack‘: XRP will continue to be denoted by exchanges

Ripple has released a statement announcing it will lay out its side.

 

XRP fell after several exchanges denoted it and suspended trading in it. Ripple Labs issued a statement on Tuesday promising to respond to the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) allegations against the company.

 

The statement begins with the following message:

 

„The public and the press have only heard the story from the SEC’s side. We will be filing our response in a few weeks to dispel these unsubstantiated allegations against Ripple.“

The statement said the SEC was using Ripple to bring down Bitcoin Machine the entire cryptocurrency industry in the United States. It also said the company had been asking for regulatory clarity on digital assets for years to no avail.

 

Some observers believe Coinbase’s decision to suspend XRP trading from January could be the end for the digital currency. Ripple, on the other hand, is set to embark on a multi-year legal battle with the SEC. Coinbase announced on Monday that it would suspend XRP trading. This was hardly surprising for Coinbase given its plans to go public.

 

XRP has fallen very sharply since the SEC filed the lawsuit against Ripple for alleged violations of securities laws. That prompted several exchanges to denotify XRP to avoid criticism from regulators. Ripple says the lawsuit has „already impacted countless innocent XRP traders who have no connection to Ripple“.

 

In the meantime, Ripple will continue to offer its products outside the US. The statement said:

 

„The majority of our customers are not in the US and all XRP volume is largely traded outside the US. There are clear rules for the use of XRP in the UK, Japan, Switzerland and Singapore, for example.“

As Cointelegraph previously reported, Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse believes his company will still do well regardless of how the SEC ultimately classifies XRP. That’s because more than 90 percent of RippleNet users are outside the country.

 

Few people within the crypto industry have defended Ripple against the SEC’s accusations. Coin Center, a D.C.-based think tank and cryptocurrency acceptance advocate, says it will not contradict the claim that XRP is a security.

Bitcoin climbs to $ 28,400 and then drops suddenly

The Christmas climbing party is briefly interrupted by a sudden crash, but Bitcoin is already looking at 30,000 US dollars.

On December 27th today, Bitcoin ( BTC ) climbed to a new record high of $ 28,400 before a sudden crash ensued.

$ 1,900 loss in minutes

As the data from Cointelegraph Markets , Coin360 and TradingView show, Bitcoin only climbed sharply on the Sunday after Christmas, only to lose large parts of the gains in just a few minutes.

After a daily profit of up to 15% was achieved, there was heavy selling pressure above the 28,000 US dollar mark. In the end, the upswing was unable to withstand this, causing the price to drop to a low of $ 26,500.

At press time, volatility remains around the $ 27,000 mark, making it difficult to see where we’re going next.

Analyst: „Record run of record runs“

As Cointelegraph had already reported today , Bitcoin has reached several new milestones with the price jumps of the last few days. The market-leading crypto currency cracked a market capitalization of 500 billion US dollars for the first time yesterday.

In addition, the largest futures gap that has ever existed for Bitcoin should arise on Monday.

Since the resistance at US $ 24,000 could be jumped, BTC has been moving in uncharted waters because there is no more arithmetical resistance upwards. Resistance can only arise through natural selling pressure.

Since institutional investors are currently slacking off a bit, the focus is shifting even more towards private investors in order to maintain the upward trend of Bitcoin.

„The record run among the record runs has begun“, as Cointelegraph Markets expert Michaël van de Poppe sums up the current situation optimistically on Twitter .

In this regard, he sees the area around $ 19,500 as a possible zone for a possible return, whereby the altcoins would benefit from such a scenario .

The order book of the market-leading crypto exchange Binance suggests that the next big selling pressure is likely to arise at the $ 30,000 mark.

Bitcoin continua olhando para cima, excede o limite de mercado da Visa e da Samsung

A Bitcoin ultrapassou o limite de mercado da empresa de pagamentos, Visa, em $460 bilhões, já que o preço ultrapassou o nível de $25.000. No momento de escrever, a Bitcoin está flertando com $26.000 e os analistas acreditam que o criptográfico chegará a $30.000 nos próximos meses. No dia de Natal, o preço do BTC ultrapassou $25.000, registrando um novo recorde histórico de $25.020 no Bitstamp.

Apenas 24 horas mais tarde, o criptograma da bandeira estabeleceu outro recorde histórico de $25.970, enquanto continua com sua fase de descoberta de preços. No processo, o maior criptograma ultrapassou o limite de mercado da Visa em um marco histórico. Os serviços financeiros estão avaliados em $460,06 bilhões de dólares de acordo com o Yahoo Finance.

A partir de 26 de dezembro, Bitcoin está pairando confortavelmente acima de 478 bilhões de dólares. Também ultrapassou as capitalizações de mercado da TSMC e da Samsung.

A comparação entre Visa e Bitcoin é uma boa opção?

BTC é um protocolo de software peer-to-peer enquanto, por outro lado, a Visa é uma corporação com fins lucrativos. Alguns podem insistir que uma comparação direta entre os dois não é adequada, uma vez que são fundamentalmente diferentes.

Entretanto, a bitcoin que excede a avaliação da Visa é simbólica acima de tudo e a atual capitalização de mercado da BTC teoricamente a tornaria a 11ª maior empresa do mundo.

Entretanto, durante todo este ano, o interesse institucional no bitcoin tem explodido. Hoje em dia, a demanda institucional pela moeda criptográfica continua aumentando exponencialmente. O aumento da capitalização de mercado da Visa no passado pode aumentar ainda mais a confiança em torno do bitcoin entre as instituições.

Mais investidores e instituições credenciadas têm ganhado mais exposição ao BTC através do mercado futuro CME Bitcoin e Grayscale. Os ativos sob gestão da Grayscale estão flertando com US$ 17 bilhões, já que o interesse aberto do mercado futuro da CME Bitcoin permanece consistentemente bem acima de US$ 1 bilhão.

A Visa também está entusiasmada com a moeda criptográfica nos últimos meses, seguindo o apoio da PayPal e da Square à Bitcoin. Por exemplo, o emissor do cartão de débito criptográfico Visa, Wirex, tornou-se um membro principal da Visa na Europa. O diretor sênior e chefe de criptografia da Visa, Cuy Sheffield, disse:

„As moedas digitais têm o potencial de estender o valor dos pagamentos digitais a um maior número de pessoas e lugares“. Estamos entusiasmados em trabalhar com a inovadora Fintechs como a Wirex e permitir que seus clientes usem moedas digitais em mais de 61 milhões de comerciantes na rede Visa“.

Pontos de dados na cadeia para onde Bitcoin está indo a seguir

A curto prazo, os comerciantes e os analistas na cadeia acreditam que a trajetória de Bitcoin continua bastante otimista. No bloco, os analistas apontaram $23.069 e $23.377 como os níveis críticos de suporte para o bitcoin no curto prazo. Eles escreveram:

„A bitcoin tem sido capaz de sustentar acima de $23.000. O indicador IOMAP apóia essa premissa como está mostrando um forte nível de apoio na faixa entre $23.069 e $23.377,1, onde quase 900 mil endereços foram adquiridos anteriormente 796 mil $BTC“.

Desde que o bitcoin permaneça acima dessas zonas críticas de apoio, os comerciantes antecipam o mercado de criptografia para ver um rally maior. Um comerciante em tempo integral na Bolsa de Valores de Amsterdã, Michael van de Poppe, espera que a capitalização acumulada do mercado criptográfico exploda logo acima de seu máximo histórico de cerca de $780 bilhões. Ele tweeted:

„A capitalização de mercado total #crypto está parecendo extremamente alta, pois vem testando a região mais alta de todos os tempos. Os níveis a serem observados são de $550 e $450 bilhões de dólares. Qualquer uma destas regiões está comprando oportunidades de mergulho. Se estas se mantiverem, a próxima corrida trará o mercado acima da ATH“.

La „tempête parfaite“ pourrait aider Bitcoin à atteindre le million de dollars en 2021, selon un vétéran de la cryptologie

Dan Held, responsable du développement commercial de la bourse de cryptocourrier Kraken, a révélé qu’il pensait qu’une „tempête parfaite“ pourrait aider le prix du bitcoin à atteindre le million de dollars l’année prochaine, en se basant sur différents facteurs qui s’alignent parfaitement.

M. Held a déclaré que la pandémie COVID-19

S’adressant à Altcoin Daily, M. Held a déclaré que la pandémie COVID-19 a fait du tort à l’économie car „des tonnes d’entreprises ont été fermées“. Les gouvernements, a-t-il dit, sont „engagés dans des opérations massives d’impression de monnaie“ qui créent un manque de confiance dans l’institution du gouvernement. Il a ajouté:

C’est donc une tempête parfaite pour Bitcoin, car Bitcoin a été construit et implanté pendant la crise financière de 2008 pour résoudre un problème de confiance et de stockage de la valeur auprès des gouvernements.

Held a ajouté que les gens peuvent maintenant „avoir confiance dans les mathématiques et la théorie des jeux au lieu de devoir faire confiance à un politicien et à ses mouvements corporels“. L’infrastructure construite autour de la CTB et son adoption par les investisseurs institutionnels pourraient alimenter ce qu’il a appelé un „supercycle“ qui verrait le prix de la cryptocouronne monter en flèche.

Selon ses termes, la réduction de moitié du bitcoin, qui a réduit de moitié les récompenses des blocs de 12,5 BTC à 6,25 BTC par bloc, s’est produite au début de cette année, et dans un environnement macroéconomique „nous n’avons jamais été dans une situation aussi mauvaise“. La combinaison de ces facteurs constitue un argument de poids en faveur du bitcoin, car la demande augmente alors que l’offre diminue.

Le bitcoin est reconnu comme une réserve de valeur mondiale

Le bitcoin est reconnu comme une réserve de valeur mondiale, un or 2.0. Il est reconnu par les institutions. Il devient plus liquide. De plus en plus de services sont mis en place, une infrastructure commerciale super robuste.

Held, comme l’a d’abord rapporté le Daily Hodl, a souligné qu’il existe maintenant des options et des marchés à terme très développés, qui n’existaient pas lors de la hausse de 2017. Des solutions de garde ont également été construites, donc maintenant tout est „construit et prêt à partir pour qu’une énorme quantité d’argent arrive“.

L’exécutif Kraken a également souligné que PayPal a surpris l’industrie de la cryptoconnaissance en permettant aux utilisateurs d’acheter BTC, BCH, ETH et LTC sur sa plateforme. En combinant la demande croissante avec le „contexte macroéconomique de l’économie mondiale“ et la réduction de l’offre de bitcoin, il y a un potentiel pour „un super cycle de bitcoin“, a-t-il déclaré.

Selon lui, le bitcoin est comme une assurance contre les tremblements de terre : c’est de la négligence au début mais tout le monde envisage de l’acheter une fois qu’il y a un tremblement de terre. Et d’ajouter : „Le bitcoin, c’est comme une assurance contre les tremblements de terre:

En 2021, nous pourrions atteindre le million de dollars. Il pourrait peut-être atteindre le million. Il y a une chance folle qu’elle atteigne le million si le monde entier commence à croire en Bitcoin, nous pourrions peut-être atteindre ce chiffre.

M. Held a également fait une prévision de prix plus modeste, à savoir que le prix de la CTB pourrait se situer entre 100 000 et 250 000 dollars la semaine prochaine. Quoi qu’il en soit, il a dit : „nous allons tous sur la lune“.

Football player Gerard Piqué invests in the blockchain game Sorare

Football player Gerard Piqué invests in the blockchain game Sorare

2 minutes reading Posted by Clément Wardzala. This article was last updated on December 18, 2020 at 7:19 PM

The fantasy football blockbuster Sorare has just raised an additional 3 million euros from football player Gerard Piqué and other investors. The total financing of the French project is raised to 7 million euros.
Football player of Bitcoin Up platform Gerard Piqué invests in the blockbuster football game Sorare

The famous FC Barcelona defender Gerard Piqué and former Coca-Cola vice-president Emmanuel Seugé are investing 3 million euros in Sorare, the fantasy football blockbuster. Gerard Piqué also joins the Sorare team as strategic advisor.

As Sorare points out, the appetite for the athlete investor to re-imagine sports and media companies for tomorrow’s audiences is not new. In particular, he created Kosmos Holding, his own investment fund. The footballer is on all fronts, and is more akin to a multifunctional entrepreneur. Today he runs several companies in real estate, eSport, food and many other areas.

His Kosmos fund holds the rights to the Davis Cup, one of the most prestigious international tennis competitions. By investing in Sorare, Gerard Piqué hopes to promote the blockbuster game to major clubs and help the team in its goal to create a global fantasy football game:

„I see enormous potential in the development of online football games in a digital economy where audience attention is the most important monetary unit. I look forward to helping Sorare develop its partnerships with football leagues, clubs and players around the world to create the best possible fantasy football experience,“ commented Gerard Piqué.

Sorare’s CEO, Nicolas Julia, adds :

„Gerard is not only one of the world’s best advocates, he is also an active entrepreneur who is redefining the sports and entertainment industry. The strategic advice and business acumen that Gerard brings to our Board of Directors is invaluable. I am pleased that he is joining our team to unleash the passions that online fantasy football can generate with Sorare. »

The French Sorare project is already meeting with considerable success on the international scene. The platform’s non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are reaching new heights in terms of trade volumes and value.

A fortnight ago, a digital card bearing the effigy of the player Kylian Mbappé was sold at auction for more than 55,000 euros, a record for Sorare.

Sorare’s trading volumes have exploded in recent months, totalling $5.7 million since its creation

And on the side of partner clubs, Sorare is adding big names at a frenetic pace. The latest major club to join Sorare is Real Madrid. All of the club’s players are now available on Sorare in the form of NFTs, which users are scrambling to assemble their teams.

Sorare’s ecosystem is growing rapidly, and the new funds raised will enable the French startup to continue to grow.

BITCOININ PERUSTEET PYSYVÄT SUURISTA Huolimatta 3000 dollarin pudotuksesta korkeista: analyytikko

  • Bitcoin on pudonnut dramaattisesti 19 500 dollarin korkeimmilta
  • Kolikko putosi niinkin alhaiseksi kuin 16 200 dollaria aiemmin tänään keskellä vahvaa myyntiä ja ostotukien puutetta
  • Jotkut ajattelevat, että 3 000 dollarin pudotus voi olla alku syvemmälle retracementille tulevina kuukausina
  • Willy Woo, merkittävä ketjuanalyytikko, on edelleen optimistinen.

BITCOIN PUDOTTAA DRAMAATTISESTI 19 500 dollarin KORKEISESTA 16 200 USD MATALAAN

Crypto Profit on pudonnut dramaattisesti 19 500 dollarin korkeimmilta. Kolikko putosi niinkin alhaiseksi kuin 16 200 dollaria aiemmin tänään keskellä vahvaa myyntiä ja ostotukien puutetta. Jotkut uskovat, että tämä on seurausta siitä, että useimmat yhdysvaltalaiset kauppiaat ja instituutiot ottivat viime päivät (ja muutaman seuraavan päivän) pois kiitospäivän seurauksena.

Jotkut ajattelevat, että 3 000 dollarin pudotus voi olla alku syvemmälle retracementille tulevina kuukausina. Vaikka Willy Woon mukaan tämän alueen pitkäaikaiset perustekijät ovat edelleen nousussa kuin koskaan, joten tämä on hyvä aika ostaa.

Viitaten alla olevaan kaavioon Glassnodesta, joka osoittaa, että Bitcoinin vaihtovirrat ovat neutraaleja, Woo kirjoitti:

”Marginaali-ikäjä piiskaillaan, kunnes ne menevät lyhyiksi. Oliko bullishness oli tapa ylikuumentunut. Vaihtovirrat ovat neutraaleja; spot-myyjät sovitetaan yhteen ostajien kanssa. Perusteet perusteellisesti. Seuraavat viikot? Loistava aika kaataa halpoja kolikoita vuodelle 2021. „

Hän lisäsi, että äskettäinen ralli 17 000 dollarin ja 19 000 dollarin välillä merkittiin „pienemmillä ostajilla“. Hänelle tämä on selkeä merkki siitä, että markkinat olivat alkaneet ylikuumentua lyhyellä aikavälillä, koska pienet ostajat ovat usein viitteitä vähittäiskaupan toimijoille:

„ATH-resistenssin viimeisen vaiheen leimasivat pienemmät ostajat, luokan nousu noob FOMO. Viime viikolla tulleiden uusien käyttäjien määrä oli kuitenkin korkein, mitä olemme nähneet tässä härkäkierroksessa, aivan vuoden 2017 manian tasoilla. “

EI AINOA BULL

Muut analyytikot ovat edelleen nousussa huolimatta jatkuvasta pudotuksesta.

Viitaten siihen, kuinka vähittäiskaupan pelaajat ostavat suuren määrän Bitcoinia, kuten PayPal, Dan Morehead, Pantera Capitalin tietohallintojohtaja, sanoivat äskettäin:

„Kun PayPal julkaistiin, äänenvoimakkuus alkoi räjähtää. ItBit-volyymin kasvu tarkoittaa, että PayPal ostaa jo lähes 70% uudesta bitcoin-tarjonnasta neljän viikon kuluessa lähetyksestä. PayPal ja Cash App ostavat jo yli 100% kaikista uusista bitcoinista. „

Monet ajattelevat, että lopulta ostajat painavat voimakkaammin myyjät joka päivä. Tämä johtaa voimakkaaseen nousuun ajan myötä, koska BTC: n markkinatarjonta ei ole riittävä vastaamaan markkinoiden kysyntään.

Man who was worth billions in bitcoins behind bars – Vinnik convicted of money laundering

Partially guilty? – Alexander Vinnik is one of the main suspects in the disastrous hack of the defunct crypto exchange Mt Gox. He was notably accused of money laundering, by facilitating the concealment of bitcoins stolen from this platform in 2014. But it was for other acts of money laundering that he was tried in France last October.

A ransomware and bitcoin laundering system

Since his arrest by Greek police in 2017, Alexander Vinnik has been the subject of extradition requests from both Russia (where he is from), France and the United States . It was finally France that obtained the transfer of the suspect to its soil from Greece, in early 2020.

The trial of Alexander Vinnik thus opened in Paris on October 19 . As summarized by the Russian newspaper The Moscow Times , the charges against this computer developer concerned the use of ransomware to obtain bitcoins (BTC) and then their laundering through the exchange platform BTC-e .

The one who has always presented himself as a “simple technical operator” of the BTC-e platform has just received the verdict of his trial, which will be described as half-hearted .

Sentencing to 5 years in prison

Even though there was not sufficient evidence against Alexander Vinnik to support the charges of participation in the use of the ransomware called Locky , the Russian national was convinced to have participated in and facilitated the laundering of the 135 million euros hijacked by these cyber attacks.

The now 41-year-old man, already in detention, was therefore sentenced to 5 years‘ imprisonment and a fine of 100,000 euros for money laundering in an organized gang.

If Alexander Vinnik had been extradited to the United States rather than France, things could have turned even worse for him. He is indeed facing 21 charges , ranging from identity theft to facilitating drug trafficking, including money laundering.

In the reverse, is, like the the souhaitait, carry Extrade été en Russie , il n’y serait que d’une room fraude de 9 500 euros . Suffice it to say that he would have come out free.

Gemini donerar 50 000 USD till HRF för att hjälpa till med att finansiera ytterligare en omgång Bitcoin-utvecklare 2021

Human Rights Foundation har säkrat donationer för att finansiera ännu fler Bitcoin-utvecklare år 2021, och begränsar 2020 genom att lägga till ytterligare en stödmottagare i sitt bidragsprogram.

Delat uteslutande med CoinDesk donerar Winklevoss kryptovalutautbyte Gemini 50 000 dollar till Human Rights Foundation för att finansiera „programvara med öppen källkod som [förbättrar] privatliv, användbarhet och motståndskraft hos Bitcoin Network.“

Den nya finansieringen kommer samma dag som Human Rights Foundation tillkännager sin sponsring av ännu en utvecklare, Gloria Zhao. En undergrad vid UC Berkeley och president för Blockchain i Berkley, Zhao bidrar till Bitcoin Core och arbetar med ett projekt som skulle förbättra hur „grupperade“ transaktioner vidarebefordras. Denna framsteg skulle bland annat hjälpa till med att öppna och stänga betalningskanaler i Lightning Network.

Zhaos bidrag kommer från den tredje omgången av Human Rights Foundations finansiering. Dess första bidrag i sommar gick till den amerikanska Bitcoin Code utvecklaren Chris Belcher för arbete med det integritetsförbättrande Coinswap-protokollet.

En andra omgång gick till Evan Kaloudis för arbete på Zeus, en Bitcoin-plånbok med ett gränssnitt med full nod; Fontaine, den pseudonyma utvecklaren bakom Fully Noded, en annan programvara för Bitcoin med full nod och plånbok; och Openoms, en pseudonym utvecklare som arbetar med ett lättanvänt gränssnitt för JoinMarket, ett integritetsverktyg för blandning av Bitcoin-transaktioner.

Cryptocurrency exchange som stöder Bitcoin-utvecklare

Den nya finansieringen från Gemini kommer att gå till en ny skörd av sponsrade utvecklare under första kvartalet 2021. Human Rights Foundation Chief Strategy Officer Alex Gladstein berättade för CoinDesk att stiftelsen redan har fått många förslag och förväntar sig att fler kommer.

För att lägga till en ökande trend där kryptoföretag donerar pengar för att finansiera Bitcoin-protokollutveckling, deltar Gemini i en växande lista över kryptovalutabörser, inklusive Coinbase, Bitmex, OKCoin, Kraken och Square Crypto, som har sponsrat Bitcoin-utvecklare. Speciellt är finansieringen på 50 000 USD det andra bidraget från Gemini den här månaden efter att det donerats till Brink, en utvecklingsfond med öppen källkod, delvis ledd av Bitcoin Core-utvecklaren John Newberry.