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„The institutions are there“ – CME overtakes OKEx as the largest market for Bitcoin futures

The increased open interest of Bitcoin futures shows that more and more institutional investors are entering the market.

The CME Group is currently the world’s largest market for Bitcoin futures after the derivatives exchange saw a significant increase last month

In a tweet on Friday, the crypto market researchers from Arcane Research found that the CME has replaced the trading platform OKEx as the leading market for Bitcoin ( BTC ) futures . Citing data from Skew, Arcane points out the open interest of CME Bitcoin futures, which is currently valued at $ 1.16 billion. For OKEx, however, the “open interest” is $ 1.07 billion. The open interest is a key figure that shows the total value of all „open“ futures in the market.

The “institutional investors are there”, as Arcane concludes from the available data.

This conclusion is probably based on the fact that institutional investors mostly prefer to invest in crypto derivatives instead of buying the cryptocurrency directly. Increased open interest indicates that these investors are all the more active. A fact that is underlined by the strength of the CME Group , because the derivatives exchange is one of the leaders in its field and is therefore all the more attractive for institutions.

The market for Bitcoin futures on the CME more than doubled in the past month , which is due to the fact that many investors want to participate in the current soaring of the cryptocurrency. However, futures trading is often very volatile, especially as the contracts are nearing their expiration date.

The November futures (BTCX20) expire on Friday , which could be an additional reason for the CME’s surge

The crypto exchanges Binance and Huobi have also emerged as leading players in the futures market this year. In terms of open interest, they represent the third and fourth largest market for Bitcoin futures.

Trading platform Bybit, also on Arcane’s list, announced this week that it plans to launch quarterly Bitcoin futures soon.

As already mentioned, institutional investors in particular use the opportunity to invest in Bitcoin via derivatives. Because of this, the futures market serves as a good indicator of the rising interest of institutions. While the great crypto hype of 2017 was primarily carried by private investors, the current high altitude is much more underpinned by institutional investors.

The asset management company Wilshire Phoenix sees the CME as an important market for Bitcoin pricing .

So says Wilshire, that the importance of CME „is demonstrated not only by the values of trading volume and open interest“, but also „through their influence on prices on the spot market.“ The spot market is the market where Bitcoin is traded directly.

The Bitcoin price is currently moving sideways in a price range around 16,500 US dollars after heavy losses on yesterday Thanksgiving Day .

The ProBit Exchange platform places DeFi at the heart of its strategy

If you are passionate about the cryptosphere, you have certainly witnessed the tsunami called decentralized finance (DeFi). Having submerged the cryptocurrency market in a few months, the phenomenon is like a financial jungle where even insiders can hardly find their way around. Don’t panic, however: the ProBit exchange platform offers you a professional and secure trading environment , with DeFi projects selected with the greatest attention.

This promotional article was produced in collaboration with ProBit.

A booming DeFi market

Since the start of summer 2020, crypto projects in decentralized finance have all simply exploded . The DeFi market, valued at less than $ 1 billion until February 2020, suddenly attracted envy before reaching an all-time high of more than $ 13.86 billion in crypto-assets, stored in the various existing protocols / dApps / smart contracts.

Total value (in billions of dollars) of cryptocurrencies locked in DeFi projects – Source: DefiPulse
However, with the incredible success of this brand new financial paradigm, many entrepreneurs have taken advantage of this windfall to attempt incongruous fundraising. Using Liquidity Mining processes , copy paste of already popular projects, but also scams of all kinds have invaded the ecosystem.

While decentralized exchanges cannot by nature have any control over the tokens made available to users, platforms such as ProBit establish rigorous pre-selections, in order to avoid any disappointment.

ProBit offers you the ideal setting to enjoy DeFi

ProBit Exchange offers you no less than 35 tokens belonging to Decentralized Finance, all selected with the greatest care. LINK , YFI , JST , BAND , FTM projects and many others are thus present.

To easily find all these projects in one click , you also have a tab dedicated to DeFi projects on the ProBit trading interface (top left in the screenshot below).

ProBit platform trading interface, here on the „DeFi“ tab

With more than 800,000 active users every month , ProBit is also one of the safest crypto exchanges in the world. You can also find our full review on ProBit here .

Starka grundläggande faktorer drar Bitcoin till nyårshögt

Bitcoin hade sin högsta månadsavslutning sedan 2018, vilket återgav optimism att det kunde bryta tidigare rekordhöga toppar.

Viktiga takeaways

  • Bitcoin registrerade sin högsta veckostängning på $ 13.045 på Coinbase sedan januari 2018.
  • Det finns över 20 000 BTC-adresser värda mer än en miljon dollar.
  • Den nuvarande tjurkörningen drivs av institutionellt intresse snarare än detaljhandelshype.

Bitcoins veckodiagram visade en ren breakout över motståndet med en 13,1% ökning av priserna veckan som slutade den 25 oktober. Sedan dess har BTC fortsatt att stiga till en ny årlig höjd över 13 500 $.

Detaljhandeln Bitcoin-köpare fortfarande tyst i nuvarande drag

Med ökningen av kryptovalutapriserna är nu över 20 000 Bitcoin-adresser värda över en miljon dollar. Vid 13 500 dollar stycket motsvarar detta en adress som innehåller cirka 74 BTC.

Antalet Bitcoin-adresser med mer än 1 000 BTC gjorde en ny heltidshöjd på över 2200. Detta antal är 30% högre än tjurmarknaden 2017, som främst drivs av detaljhandelshype.

Google Trends-uppgifter om nyckelordet „Bitcoin“ avslöjar att intresset för detaljhandeln är nästan hälften av dess nivåer för 2019, när BTC senast berörde 13 000 USD, och långt ifrån sin topp 2017. Få sökningar efter den ledande kryptovalutan kan vara en positiv signal eftersom euforin i detaljhandeln vanligtvis är en indikator på en bubbla.

För att öka utbrottets trovärdighet kan Bitcoin Revolution ha sin högsta månadsstängning sedan december 2017⁠⁠, då BTC handlade till 13 880 USD. Institutionellt stöd kan innebära att denna tjurkörning kan ha mer styrka än de två tidigare försöken att bryta rekordhöga toppar.

Bitcoin byter händer till 13 580 dollar vid presstid, med priser upp 2,9% sedan veckans stängning.

L’économiste américain Nouriel Roubini explique pourquoi le bitcoin n’est pas une monnaie

Nouriel Roubini a réitéré son opinion sur le bitcoin, en disant que la cryptocarte n’est jamais une monnaie.

Il a fait valoir que la fonction de stockage partiel de la valeur de Bitcoin ne repose sur rien.

L’économiste américain populaire et président de Roubini Macro Associates, Nouriel Roubini, a réitéré sa position critique sur le Bitcoin Era, en disant que la principale monnaie numérique n’est „PAS une monnaie“. Bien que l’économiste américain ait reconnu que la cryptocarte fonctionne comme une réserve de valeur „partielle“, il s’est servi de son pseudo Twitter pour expliquer qu’une telle fonction ne repose sur rien. Depuis des années maintenant, Nouriel Roubini a maintenu une position de non fan sur Bitcoin.

Le Dr Doom affirme que Bitcoin n’a pas de valeur

Dans un tweet lundi, l’économiste américain a réitéré son opinion selon laquelle la principale cryptocarte n’est pas une monnaie. Tout en expliquant cela, Nouriel Roubini a fait valoir que le bitcoin ne sert pas d’unité de compte, et qu’il ne s’agit pas d’une méthode évolutive pour effectuer des paiements. En outre, Roubini a ajouté que la cryptocarte n’est pas un numéraire unique, et qu’elle n’a pas de support, ni n’a été acceptée par aucune juridiction comme ayant cours légal.

Concernant la volatilité du prix des bitcoins, l’économiste a ajouté que le prix de la cryptocarte est très manipulé. En tant que tel, „sa fonction de stockage partiel de valeur ne repose sur rien“, a ajouté Nouriel Roubini.
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Bitcoin n’est PAS une monnaie : ce n’est pas une unité de compte, ce n’est pas un numéraire unique, ce n’est pas un moyen de paiement évolutif, il n’est adossé à aucun actif, il n’a pas cours légal, son prix est fortement manipulé & ainsi sa fonction de réserve partielle de valeur ne repose sur rien.
– Nouriel Roubini (@Nouriel) 9 novembre 2020

Nouriel Roubini, position longue sur Bitcoin

Nouriel Roubini est devenu populairement connu sous le nom de „Dr. Doom“, après avoir prédit la crise économique de 2007-2008 environ deux ans auparavant. L’économiste n’a pas été un partisan du bitcoin et a qualifié le bitcoin et les autres monnaies numériques de „mère de toutes les escroqueries et bulles“. Cependant, quelle que soit son opinion, l’industrie de la cryptoconnaie a fait des efforts. Bitcoin a également attiré l’attention d’importants investisseurs et d’institutions comme MicroStrategy.

D’autres sociétés de paiement comme PayPal ont annoncé leur intention d’activer les services de Bitcoin pour son million d’utilisateurs. Nouriel a critiqué cette initiative, affirmant que l’intérêt de PayPal à offrir de tels services affecterait sa clientèle.

Der Aufstieg von ZIL hat das Potenzial für beträchtliche Gewinne

Der Aufstieg von ZIL hat das Potenzial für beträchtliche Gewinne

  • ZIL handelt zwischen langfristiger Unterstützung und Widerstand bei $0,16 bzw. $0,27.
  • Die technischen Indikatoren für den täglichen Zeitrahmen sind zinsbullisch.
  • Der Kurs ist aus einer absteigenden Widerstandslinie ausgebrochen.

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Der Zilliqa-Preis (ZIL) steigt seit dem 21. September und hat ein wichtiges horizontales Niveau zurückerobert, während er aus einer kurzfristig absteigenden Widerstandslinie ausbricht.

Der Preis wird sich wahrscheinlich weiter nach oben in Richtung der unten beschriebenen Widerstandsniveaus bewegen.

Langfristige Niveaus

Der ZIL-Preis handelt derzeit oberhalb eines langfristigen Unterstützungsniveaus nahe 0,016 $, nachdem er seit seinem Ausbruch im Juni über dem Niveau von 0,016 $ gehandelt wird. Während der Preis angeblich im Sept. unter dieses Niveau fiel, erholte er sich anschließend wieder und hinterließ einen langen unteren Docht.

Der Hauptwiderstandsbereich liegt bei $ 0,027, über dem der Preis seit Oktober nicht mehr gehandelt wurde, mit Ausnahme eines Dochtes im Juli 2020.

Während technische Indikatoren keine endgültige Richtung laut Bitcoin Formula vorgeben, liegt der RSI bei über 50, ein zinsbullisches Zeichen.

Außerhalb des aktuellen Bereichs von $0,016 – $0,027 liegt der nächste Widerstand bei $0,036, während die nächste Unterstützung bei $0,009 liegt.

Aktuelle Bewegung

Der ZIL hat sich seit seinem Tiefststand von 0,0127 $ am 21. September nach oben bewegt. Der Preis hat den Widerstandsbereich von $0,0175 zurückerobert, der nun zur Unterstützung geworden ist.

Die technischen Indikatoren sind zinsbullisch. MACD und RSI steigen, wobei erstere über 0 und letztere über 50 liegen. Der Stochastic Oscillator steht kurz davor, ein zinsbullisches Cross zu bilden.

Daher sollte der Kurs weiter in Richtung des zuvor umrissenen Widerstandsbereichs bei $0,027 steigen.

Die kürzerfristige 6-Stunden-Chart unterstützt diese Möglichkeit, da der ZIL aus einer absteigenden Widerstandslinie ausgebrochen ist und diese dann als Unterstützung bestätigt wurde.

Cryptocurrency-Händler @Mesawine1 twitterte ein ZIL-Diagramm, das zeigt, dass der Preis einen Aufwärtsimpuls begonnen hat. Wenn die gesamte Bewegung wie erwartet stattfindet, könnte der ZIL ein Hoch über $0,036 erreichen.

Vom Juni-Hoch aus gemessen, scheint der Kurs eine A-B-C-Korrekturstruktur (unten schwarz dargestellt) abgeschlossen zu haben, bei der die A:C-Wellen ein Verhältnis von 1:1 aufweisen, wie es bei solchen Korrekturen

Wenn die Zählung korrekt ist, hat der Kurs nach dem 21. September-Tief (grün markiert) eine neue Aufwärtsbewegung begonnen. Es ist wahrscheinlich, dass sich der Kurs in Richtung der im ersten Abschnitt umrissenen Widerstandsbereiche bei $ 0,027 bzw. $ 0,036 bewegen wird.

Group now controls over 51% of Grin’s hashrate

The anonymous cryptocurrency Grin (GRIN) is currently very vulnerable to a 51% attack. An unknown group of miners now control more than half of the network’s hashrate.

Grin risks 51% attack

As a reminder, the 51% attacks generally concern blockchains that use Proof-of-Work. They can occur when an entity controls more than half of the network hashrate. The latter can then reorganize the chain and the blocks to profit from them or censor transactions. This is why the occurrence of a 51% attack on Grin can be extremely problematic for the altcoin.

Grin’s second mining pool, 2Miners, issued an alert yesterday , reporting that an unknown mining pool was handling 57% of the payment network hashrate . Grinscan data also shows that the share of hashrate controlled by this unknown entity has since increased: it has risen to 58% today:

What are the risks for Grin users?

We can already note that a block was reorganized by the unknown entity, on the day of November 7. While for now the network does not appear to be otherwise affected , this can be of concern to Grin users, who now have a sword of Damocles hanging over their blockchain.

That said, an entity can have this power over an altcoin without ever doing anything with it. For the Grin network in particular, the sparkpool mining pool had already controlled more than 60% of the network hashrate , without using the possibilities it gave it.

However, the occurrence of these vulnerabilities is no coincidence: the hash rate of the GRIN has dropped drastically for more than a year, which made it more vulnerable to attacks by 51%:

Less confidence = falling GRIN price?

Another real risk is of course the erosion of confidence in the security of the Grin network. This could have direct consequences on the price of GRIN , which was already not in great shape in recent months.

It exceeded 0.60 dollars in August but has fallen steadily since to reach 0.23 dollars this morning. For the week, it loses nsaids i 16% , with a more marked fall since the announcement of the vulnerability yesterday:

Over the past twelve months, the GRIN has lost 79% of its value. Its market cap has now fallen to $ 13 million, which places it at 324th in the ranking of cryptocurrencies by market capitalization.

Former lawyer of Bolsonaro and Queiroz is linked to the cybersecurity of the STJ, which suffered hacking this week

Frederick Wassef was married to the owner of the cyber-security company of the Superior Court of Justice, which recently suffered hacking.

Former lawyer of Bolsonaro and Queiroz is linked to the cybersecurity of the STJ, which suffered hacking this weekNOTES

The controversial lawyer Frederick Wassef, who has already represented the President of the Republic Jair Bolsonaro and also his personal friend Fabrício Queiroz, is linked to the cyber-security of the Superior Court of Justice, according to the journalist Diego Escoteguy.

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Wassef, who became nationally famous for „sheltering“ Queiroz in a house in Ubatuba until the arrest of former Senator Flavio Bolsonaro’s advisor, was married to Cristina Boner Leo, who owns Globalweb Outsourcing, responsible for the security of the STJ.

Wassef was called „Angel“ by Queiroz and supposedly „hid“ the former advisor – linked to the militia in Rio de Janeiro and accused in the scheme of the crack of the state legislature – in Atibaia until last year. During the period in which he was „disappeared“, Queiroz – who was not formally denounced – became famous in the country because nobody knew his whereabouts.

This week, a number of federal and state entities suffered from hacker attacks in Brazil, among them the STJ, but also the Ministry of Health Crypto Cash and the Military Court of the State of São Paulo. President Jair Bolsonaro claimed last Thursday night that the authorities had identified those responsible for the attacks.

While the price of Bitcoin has risen by 150 percent, inflation in Brazil is at its highest since 1995.
Hackers give interviews
The hackers known as CyberTeam, who claimed responsibility for this week’s attacks, gave an interview this Friday for the LiveCoins portal, explaining the actions.

The attacks were allegedly carried out in ‚partnership‘ with other hacker groups such as TheMx0nday and NDA staff and claimed to be linked to ‚protests‘ related to the judicial system and the Mariana Ferrer case, which was humiliated at a hearing this week in a case where she accused the son of a powerful businessman in Santa Catarina of rape. A hacker identified as Zambrius says:

„We carry out these acts in protest at the culpable rape and the system of justice itself, it is not only in Brazil that the system works this way, it is all over the planet, and we are tired of being punished many times for things we have not done. I myself am being punished for something that I did not do, and Justice implies condemning me even though I know the truth, but money has always spoken louder, this happened to Mari Ferrer, money has always spoken louder in the society we live in…“.

He also claims that this is „the beginning of the campaign“ and that system security weaknesses have been exploited:

„The attack has all been very automated with tools suitable for the vulnerabilities found in the systems, often end up being an outdated Apache that allows us to enter the systems, as VPN’s with remote access to computers … The attack itself we can not expose“.

The group also guarantees that it has data from President Jair Bolsonaro himself and could expose it on the Internet. It’s worth remembering that Bolsonaro and his children were already the subject of attacks and even credit card fraud last year. The hacker completes:

„The databases have been extracted and it is possible that in the future there will be a leak as in Bolsonaro’s examinations, we have recently cloned the SUS cards of the Bolsonaro family“.

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Finally, Zambrius assures that the hacker group „is not kidding“ and says that the attacks will follow:

„The people know how the system works, and we are censored when we speak out, these attacks were not the first and not the last, we are not kidding, and we will not stop when we are alive“.

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Os grandes bancos que estão em alta com o Bitcoin devem preocupá-lo

Que outubro foi para Bitcoin. A moeda criptográfica número um por limite de mercado teve um aumento de 30% em seu preço nas últimas quatro semanas, fazendo com que o processo atingisse uma alta de 17 meses.

Ainda mais impressionante é como a Bitcoin conseguiu encolher os macrofatores em deterioração para conseguir isto.

Isto se deve principalmente a um excesso de sentimento positivo vindo da América corporativa, que parece estar começando a aquecer a idéia de uma rede descentralizada de armazenamento de valor.

A MicroStrategy foi a primeira a carimbar sua aprovação na Bitcoin. O que se seguiu foi uma série de reviravoltas das empresas líderes da indústria, algumas das quais, no passado, foram abertamente vocais sobre seu ódio à Bitcoin.

O exemplo mais proeminente foi o JP Morgan, cujo diretor executivo, Jamie Dimon, lançou a maldita Bitcoin como uma fraude. Mesmo chegando ao ponto de dizer que os Bitcoiners são estúpidos.

É pior que as lâmpadas de tulipas. Não vai acabar bem. Alguém vai ser morto. Só não é uma coisa real, eventualmente será fechada“.

Embora Dimon tenha desde então expressado seu pesar ao dizer isso, o fato é que Bitcoin e os bancos sempre tiveram uma relação inquieta.

Os banqueiros odeiam Bitcoin

Os escândalos bancários são tão comuns que o público se tornou apático a esta questão. A mais recente desgraça, o vazamento FINCEN, mostrou que vários bancos centrais se complicam em facilitar a lavagem de dinheiro.

Documentos mostram que o Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, Standard Chartered, HSBC, Barclays, BNY Mellon e Societe Generale não relataram atividades bancárias suspeitas. Tem havido uma negação generalizada de qualquer ato ilícito consciente por parte dos bancos.

No entanto, Rachel Woolley, Diretora de Crimes Financeiros do Fenergo, disse que o incidente destacou falhas sistêmicas em toda a indústria financeira.

Mas, ao invés de criminalizar os infratores, os reguladores optaram por punir os bancos com multas. O verdadeiro golpe é que as penalidades financeiras são apenas mais um custo de negócios para os bancos.

O que o escândalo FINCEN mostra é que os bancos são um componente central da rede criminosa. Além disso, a julgar pelas punições aplicadas, uma punição que também é intocável.

Quando se trata de Bitcoin e dos bancos, o entusiasta do criptograma Michael Kern resumiu-o bem dizendo que os bancos odeiam qualquer coisa que interfira com seu monopólio sobre o abuso.

„Algumas das maiores instituições financeiras do mundo querem proibir o bitcoin para proteger a sociedade contra a lavagem de dinheiro e atividades criminosas, mas talvez o que elas realmente queiram é proteger seu próprio monopólio em matéria de regulamentação e abuso de clientes“.

Considerando isso, é de se admirar que tantos bancos tenham sido vozes de propaganda de Bitcoin no passado?

Bancos que fazem inversão de marcha em Cryptocurrency

O sentimento geral é de que os bancos que entram a bordo com Bitcoin é uma coisa boa. Mas será que nós, como libertários e buscadores da democracia financeira, devemos nos preocupar?

Como Kern aludiu, os bancos já têm o seu caminho há tanto tempo. E por isso é difícil imaginar que eles também queiram a democracia financeira.

O motivo mais provável por trás da reviravolta não é porque eles vêem os benefícios de fazer transações de par a par. Ao contrário, eles vêem que o fracasso em entrar a bordo os deixará completamente irrelevantes.

Os bancos têm manipulado e corrompido todos os mercados em que estiveram envolvidos. Basta perguntar a qualquer investidor de metais preciosos. Como tal, os bancos que estão se tornando otimistas em relação ao Bitcoin precisam ver pelo que é, um estratagema para manter a autoridade financeira.