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Eksperter delt på BTC-forudsigelser: Bullish eller super bullish?

Fra kryptoforkæmpere til tidligere skeptikere overgår pundits sig selv for at forudsige stadig højere priser for Bitcoin.

På trods af den aktuelle kamp mellem Bitcoin

På trods af den aktuelle kamp mellem Bitcoin-tyre og bjørne omkring prismærket på $ 50.000 – og en tilbagegang på 8,7% i løbet af de sidste 24 timer – har en række analytikere og kommentatorer fået deres krystalkugler ud for at tipse en glitrende fremtid for Bitcoin-priser.

Den 4. marts pegede Senior Commodity Strategist for Bloomberg Intelligence Mike McGlone på historiske data for at antyde, at Bitcoin er på vej til $ 100.000.

McGlones logik drejer sig om den voksende rabat på aktier i Grayscale Bitcoin Trust, som er på samme niveau som sidste års Black Thursday-sammenbrud. Rabatten henviser til, når aktier i Grayscale Bitcoin Trust handler for mindre end værdien af den underliggende Bitcoin (normalt handles de med en præmie).

Twitter-bruger „Lee Hendricks“ var ikke overbevist om, hvilket tyder på, at katalysatoren for Grayscales rabat kan være et resultat af pres fra kommende ETF’er og andre kryptofonde. (Selvom det også uden tvivl er bullish.)

Bloomberg-strategen er ikke den eneste ekspert med høje forventninger til BTC, med influencer og YouTuber Lark Davis, der siger den 4. marts, at „vi er lige nu forbi den første store prisbølge“ med yderligere to større bølger.

Den 2. marts udsendte teknisk analytiker Kaleo et diagram, der forudsiger, at BTC vil ramme $ 100.000 nær starten af april i år.

Det er en opfølgning på hans „Bitcoin Halving Reward Era Price“ analysediagram for to år siden, der forudsiger, at prisen ville nå 200.000 $ omkring midten af 2021. Han tweetede for to uger siden, at han stadig har tillid til det:

„Det er langt den mest nøjagtige, langsigtede diagramforudsigelse, jeg nogensinde har set for Bitcoin … $ BTC vil ramme $ 200K + denne cyklus.“

En anden analytiker, der går under Twitter-navnet MasterChangz, fortalte sine 10.000 tilhængere, at han mener, at Bitcoin vil ramme $ 200.000-marken endnu tidligere end midten af 2021, potentielt i starten af april. Den næste stigning, sagde han, er til $ 77.000 i løbet af de næste to uger.

At kryptovalutaen kunne nå $ 1 million eller endda „uendelig“

Andre forudsigelser er endnu dristigere med Kraken-administrerende direktør Jesse Powell om, at kryptovalutaen kunne nå $ 1 million eller endda „uendelig“ i et tv-interview fra Bloomberg den 4. marts og tilføjede, at det i sidste ende bliver verdens valuta.

”Vi kan kun spekulere, men når du måler det i dollar, er du nødt til at tro, at det går til uendelig,” sagde han. „De sande troende vil fortælle dig, at det går hele vejen til månen, til Mars og i sidste ende vil være verdens valuta.“

Kraken chef for vækst Dan Held, gentog denne forudsigelse den 5. marts og hævdede på Twitter, at:

„Bitcoin er mere tilbøjelige til at ramme $ 1.000.000 end $ 0.“

Selv tidligere Bitcoin-skeptikere er ved at blive kryptokonvertere med investeringsselskabet Sanders Morris Harris CEO George Ball, der indrømmer over for Yahoo Finance den 4. marts, at han mener, at kryptokurver nu er „attraktive“ som en „lille del“ af enhver portefølje.

„Med kryptokurverne tror jeg, at der er et grundlæggende hydra-skift, der gør dem attraktive som en del, en lille del af næsten enhver portefølje,“ sagde Ball.

På trods af denne bølge af optimisme antyder historien også, at marts kunne være en blodig måned, hvor Bitcoins pris faldt i løbet af måneden i seks af de sidste ni år med et gennemsnit på 5,8%. Den seneste af disse fandt sted sidste år på sort torsdag, da prisen faldt med 50%. Når det er sagt, skete det næststørste månedlige lys i BTC-historien i marts 2013, da prisen skød op med 179%.

Michael Saylor: Fears about Tether are unnecessary, while Bitcoin is unstoppable

The uncertainties surrounding Tether (USDT) have worried some market participants.

Michael Saylor remains committed that nothing can shake Bitcoin, not even USDT’s FUD

Meanwhile, a notable gold investor shows growing interest in Bitcoin during a conversation with Saylor.

Michael Saylor has always spoken a lot about the doubts and fears (also known as “FUD”) around Bitcoin. He thus firmly affirmed that digital currency remains unstoppable.

The debacle of Tether (USDT) lasts for some time and market players generally love scandals about crypto-currencies.

Tether: the market guideline?

Michael Saylor, CEO of MicroStrategy, maintains his firm belief in Bitcoin. In a recent interview , he said Tether was “unnecessary” because of how companies‘ investments in BTC work.

Mr. Saylor explains:

“I spoke to hundred billion dollar strong companies. I know of at least ten of them who have bought at least 500 million bitcoins or more. They all transferred money to regulated exchanges. They buy bitcoin, then put it in a cold room. “

However, some cryptocurrency enthusiasts have shown opposing views to this view. Some believe that closing Tether can have disastrous effects on the entire crypto market.

The uncertainties expressed here are based on the premise that the USDT is a major ramp for entry into bitcoin. Currently, Tether is the most used.

With a market capitalization of $ 25 billion , it has become the most important stablecoin . Perhaps this explains why many cryptocurrency investors see it as a lifeline for the survival of the cryptocurrency exchange.

Meanwhile, Saylor backed up his point by explaining that he bought bitcoin worth $ 1.3 billion by simply sending money to a regulated exchange. He then sent bitcoins to a cold room. He added that USDT is ultimately useless, saying „nobody uses Tether“.

It is not known if Saylor is referring to trading (OTC) transactions, although this is likely how he bought BTC. According to him, Tether is simply a “successful FUD” effect and will not affect Bitcoin if withdrawn.

He argues that stable cryptocurrencies; or stablecoins, exist primarily for international trade with the need to settle. From Saylor’s perspective, institutional investors buy the main cryptocurrency with the dollar treasury bills they already have.

Bitcoin is monetary energy

In a separate interview, Anthem Blanchard, the co-founder of blockchain company AnthemGold Inc, also spoke with Saylor about Bitcoin. Anthem is the son and successor of Jim Blanchard, the man responsible for legalizing gold in the United States .

Blanchard asked Saylor what he thought of Bitcoin and its independent value compared to gold. In response, Saylor presented an example by saying that money carries energy and BTC has the best ability to store that energy.

As a result, bitcoin is a better currency than gold and will outperform the gold market as it goes.

“Basically you have a lossless energy battery. Bitcoin works like a network to collect monetary energy, to store monetary energy, to channel monetary energy. You can think of this analogy as being similar to the price of bitcoin, or monetary strength. „

Przesuń się nad BTC; Ethereum przewyższa zyski Bitcoin’a o milę

Całkiem łatwo dać się wciągnąć w ten szum Bitcoinów. W końcu waluta jest twarzą rynku aktywów cyfrowych i obecnie służy jako największa kryptokurna waluta przez market cap. Z jego niedawnym skokiem do około 40.000 dolarów na jednostkę i ustanowienie nowego wszechobecnego haju, trudno nie utrzymać naszą uwagę i skupienie na nim, ale nie możemy odwrócić się plecami do Ethereum lub innych wysokiej klasy aktywów cyfrowych na świecie, z których wiele jest umieszczenie Bitcoin nagłe przypływy do wstydu.

Ethereum jest wielkim zdobywcą od późnego czasu.

Młodsza od BTC o około sześć lat, waluta ta jest powszechnie znana nie ze swoich zdolności płatniczych czy zwyczajów zarabiania pieniędzy, ale raczej z inteligentnych kontraktów, które pozwoliły wielu twórcom oprogramowania kryptograficznego z całego świata na tworzenie nowych zdecentralizowanych aplikacji – lub dappsów, jak się je nazywa – i nowych aktywów, które ostatecznie stały się głównymi konkurentami cyfrowymi.

Po raz pierwszy od 2018 roku, Ethereum jest notowane na giełdzie za ponad 1000 dolarów za sztukę, co sprawia, że w ostatnich tygodniach zyskało bardzo dużo. Nie ma wątpliwości, że Ethereum prawdopodobnie nie uderzyłby w tę marżę handlową bez pomocy Bitcoin, ale byłoby błędem dyskontować Ethereum w jakikolwiek sposób lub działać tak, jak nie trzyma się ziemi, gdy jest umieszczony obok Bitcoin.

Pod wieloma względami, Ethereum skoczył jeszcze dalej niż Crypto Bank. Problemem w tej chwili jest to, że BTC nadal ma największą cenę, a więc mamy tendencję do dawania mu więcej ostrości niż konkurencyjnym altcoins, ale kiedy naprawdę spojrzeć na liczby i liczby w grze, widzimy, że choć Bitcoin hogs całej przestrzeni, to nie jest najlepszy w branży.

Na przykład, na początku 2020 roku – mniej więcej rok temu – aktywa te były przedmiotem obrotu za około 7000 dolarów. Teraz jest to handel za 40.000 dolarów za sztukę, co jest nieco cofnąć się od swojego niedawnego skoku do nieco poniżej 42.000 dolarów. Patrząc na tę ostatnią liczbę, łatwo jest powiedzieć, że Bitcoin urósł do sześciokrotności swojej wielkości w ciągu ostatnich 12 miesięcy.

Altcoins zasługują na naszą uwagę

Ethereum natomiast na początku 2020 r. miało znacznie niższą cenę, a każda jednostka sprzedawała się za około 140 dolarów. Teraz jednak, gdy cena wzrosła do ponad 1000 dolarów za jednostkę, staje się jasne, że aktywa wzrosły prawie dziesięciokrotnie i szybko wyprzedziły wzrost meteoryczny Bitcoin’a.

Ponadto, waluta nie jest sama, po dołączeniu kilku alternatywnych monet, takich jak Litecoin, który potroił się w ciągu ostatnich trzech miesięcy i obecnie handluje ponad 150 dolarów na jednostkę. Bitcoin cash również prawie się podwoił w tym samym okresie czasu i obecnie sprzedaje za około 400 dolarów.

Der Steuermann kommt für Bitcoin: IRS „Enforcement“ droht in 2021

Es wird angenommen, dass Krypto-Inhaber eine wichtige treibende Kraft hinter einer sich ausweitenden „Steuerlücke“ in den Vereinigten Staaten sind.

Bitcoin betritt das Jahr 2021 an der besten Stelle, an der es je war. Mit starken Bewegungen jenseits von $30.000 wartet die ganze Welt darauf, wie hoch Bitcoin gehen wird. Aber während die Taschen der BTC-Händler vor Geld strotzen, rüstet sich der Steuerarm der Vereinigten Staaten, auch bekannt als Internal Revenue Service (IRS), für ein hartes Durchgreifen gegen unkontrollierte Gewinne.

In der Tat, in einem Artikel für Law360, sagte Don Fort (der zuvor die Abteilung für strafrechtliche Ermittlungen der IRS leitete), dass, während die Steuerbehörde zuvor eine eher „erzieherische“ Haltung gegenüber Kryptowährungshändlern eingenommen hat, die Schultage vorbei sind: die Zeit für „Durchsetzung“ ist gekommen.

„Der IRS hat sich nicht so leise für einen reibungslosen Übergang von der Bildung zur Durchsetzung im Jahr 2021 und darüber hinaus positioniert“, schrieb er. Der Artikel wurde von Lawrence Sannicandro mitverfasst, einem Anwalt, der seine Karriere auf bundes- und einzelstaatliche Steuerkontroversen konzentriert hat. Beide Männer sind Teil des Teams von Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP.

„[…] Auch wenn der IRS noch nicht viele Mainstream-Steuerhinterziehungs- oder Geldwäschefälle angekündigt hat, die virtuelle Währungen involvieren, sollte sich dieser Trend im Jahr 2021 ändern“, schreiben Fort und Sannicandro.
Don Fort, ehemaliger Leiter der Abteilung für strafrechtliche Ermittlungen (CI) des Internal Revenue Service und derzeitiger Leiter der Ermittlungen bei Konstelanetz und Fink.

In der Tat, im Dezember 2020, CoinTelegraph berichtete über die Hinzufügung einer Krypto-bezogenen Frage an der Spitze des Formulars 1040. Dies scheint darauf hinzudeuten, dass die IRS bereitet sich auf die Ausrottung der Unterbezahlung.
Coinbase-Nutzer könnten das erste Ziel der IRS sein

Vielleicht nicht überraschend, der Artikel sagt, die IRS die erste und wichtigste Quelle von Informationen über möglicherweise straffällige krypto hodler ist Coinbase.

Im Jahr 2018 wurde Coinbase gezwungen, Kontoinformationen für etwa 13.000 Nutzer herauszugeben; in den folgenden Jahren waren viele dieser 13.000 Personen die Empfänger von Briefen der Steuerbehörde. Die Briefe haben Kryptowährungsbesitzer darauf hingewiesen, dass sie, wenn sie ihre Kryptowährungsbestände in den Bundeseinkommenssteuererklärungen nicht korrekt gemeldet haben, „geänderte oder verspätete Erklärungen einreichen müssen.“
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Seitdem hat Coinbase auch Funktionen integriert, um seinen Benutzern zu helfen, Steuererklärungen für ihre Bestände genau und pünktlich einzureichen.

Doch Coinbase ist vielleicht nur der Anfang: Der Artikel erwähnte auch ausdrücklich, dass die IRS so weit ging, Informationen von der in Luxemburg ansässigen Börse Bitstamp über einen ihrer amerikanischen Nutzer anzufordern.

Krypto-Besitzer könnten für eine wachsende „Steuerlücke“ in den USA verantwortlich sein

Die kommende Durchsetzung der IRS auf Krypto hodlers ist offenbar zum Teil wegen einer sich ausweitenden „Steuer-Lücke“ in den Vereinigten Staaten. Mit anderen Worten, der durchschnittliche Betrag dessen, was Einzelpersonen und andere Unternehmen der Regierung schulden sollten, ist zunehmend niedriger als das, was sie tatsächlich zahlen.

Don Fort und sein Co-Autor glauben beide, dass Krypto-Hodler eine große Rolle bei dem offensichtlichen Wachstum der Steuerlücke spielen könnten. Die IRS scheint eine ähnliche Überzeugung zu teilen.

„Mit Stand vom 10. Dezember, als Bitcoin neue Rekordhöhen erreichte, betrug die Marktkapitalisierung von Kryptowährungen 524 Milliarden Dollar“, schreiben Fort und Sannicandro.

„Unter der Annahme von kryptowährungsbezogenen Steuerverbindlichkeiten in Höhe von 25 Milliarden US-Dollar und einer Einhaltungsquote von 50 % machen die nicht gemeldeten Steuerverbindlichkeiten für Kryptowährungen wiederum etwa 3,2 % der Steuerlücke von 381 Milliarden US-Dollar aus. Somit ist es wahrscheinlich, dass nicht gemeldete steuerpflichtige Kryptowährungstransaktionen erheblich zur Steuerlücke beitragen.“

Hacker exploits Cover protocol flaw – prints 40 trillion tokens and price drops -90%

An individual has successfully exploited a flaw in the Cover protocol’s smart contract, allowing him to forge 40 trillion COVER tokens. The token’s price quickly collapsed by over 90%, from $ 700 to $ 50 in just 2 hours.

Crypto’s Jerome Powell Takes on Cover Protocol

New blow for decentralized finance (DeFi). Cover Protocol , a peer-to-peer insurance protocol, has been exploited by a hacker. The attacker managed to find a critical flaw in the protocol’s smart contract . He thus discovered how to create unlimited COVER tokens.

Like the United States Federal Reserve (FED) and the dollar, the attacker printed an astronomical amount of tokens, injecting the markets with the equivalent of 40 trillion COVER tokens (exactly 40 796 131 214 802 500,000 tokens):

Hack Cover Protocol

According to our colleagues at Bitcoin Bank, the attacker would have managed to sell the equivalent of $ 3 million in COVER tokens through 6 transactions on 1inch , an aggregator of decentralized exchanges. There followed the full absorption of the token’s liquidity, causing a sudden drop in its price.

In a completely unexpected move, the attacker returned the funds to Cover Protocol with the following message: “ Next time, take care of your own shit ”. It would seem that another protocol called Grap.Finance is behind this attack:

Nevertheless, in the space of 2 hours and 20 minutes, the course COVER fell more than 93% , from $ 740 to $ 50 at its lowest point. On Binance, COVER / BUSD pair volumes hit $ 32 million as of this writing.

A few hours after the attack, Binance also ended trading and deposits of the COVER token:

One more attack on DeFi

It should be noted that the Cover protocol has recently been absorbed by another protocol, Yearn.Finance . Banteg, one of the developers of Yearn.Finance, urged all protocol users to withdraw their cash as soon as possible, even if it is already too late.

This major attack follows those against Warp Finance ($ 7.7 million) and Pickle Finance ($ 20 million). All of these attacks are the result of flaws in the protocol or in the smart contract itself.

Although these DeFi protocols are generally audited, it seems that critical flaws still slip through the cracks, much to the delight of hackers. These kind of fortuitous events prove once again that the industry is far from mature enough to be adopted by the masses.

Il CEO di Coinbase dice agli utenti di fare attenzione durante il rally di Bitcoin

Bitcoin è stato recentemente nelle notizie quando i prezzi hanno superato la soglia dei $ 23.000, un livello psicologico importante. L’amministratore delegato di Coinbase Brian Armstrong ha condiviso oggi un messaggio sui „rally del mercato crittografico“.

Mentre il CEO ha lodato l’attuale rally e il modo in cui le testate giornalistiche hanno coperto l’aumento dei prezzi di Ethereum Code, ha ritenuto che la crittografia fosse „un’innovazione rivoluzionaria“.

Armstrong ha esortato i clienti a capire che investire in criptovaluta „non era privo di rischi“

Ha aggiunto che le criptovalute potrebbero essere più volatili degli strumenti finanziari tradizionali e ha informato gli utenti che i mercati delle criptovalute potrebbero muoversi molto più velocemente dei mercati azionari.

Ha avvertito gli investitori, che si sono concentrati sulla speculazione a breve termine, di comprendere meglio i rischi associati all’investimento in criptovalute. Ha incoraggiato i clienti a cercare risorse e persino a consultare consulenti finanziari e ha detto:

Per coloro che credono nel potenziale delle criptovalute, dobbiamo anche credere che siamo ancora nelle primissime fasi e che c’è molto di più in arrivo

Proprio ieri, quando Bitcoin ha violato i $ 20.000, diversi clienti di Coinbase si sono rivolti a Twitter per segnalare problemi tecnici durante l’utilizzo della piattaforma. Ben presto, il team di Coinbase ha pubblicato un aggiornamento che stava „attualmente indagando sul problema“.

Sebbene Armstrong non abbia affrontato direttamente i problemi di ieri, ha osservato che mentre il team „occasionalmente non è stato all’altezza“, ha affrontato le carenze dell’azienda „in modo trasparente“. Armstrong ha anche scritto che il team di Coinbase ha lavorato duramente per aiutare i clienti a prendere decisioni di trading informate, specialmente durante periodi „estremi“ come l’attuale rally del mercato.

Nel frattempo, il prezzo di Bitcoin è aumentato del 13,4% nelle ultime 24 ore e valeva $ 23.479,34, con un volume di scambi di 24 ore di $ 56.889.259.280, al momento della scrittura.

Senator elected in U.S. wants to ‚bring Bitcoin into national debate

Does Bitcoin finally have an advocate at the highest levels of the US government?

In an interview to the ABC News GMA3 program: What You Need To Know on Friday, senator-elect Cynthia Lummis again expressed her support for the popularization of Bitcoin, even saying she „hopes to bring Bitcoin to the national debate market.

Cointelegraph Consulting: How the US elections may affect the price of Bitcoin

In a Twitter clip, the future senator representing Wyoming – possibly the highest ranking U.S. authority that has spoken so enthusiastically about digital currency – cited her experience as a former state treasurer to explain why she believes in the future of Bitcoin.

„I am a former state treasurer and I invested the permanent funds of our state, so I was always looking for a good reserve of value, and Bitcoin fits in. Our own currency inflates; Bitcoin does not. There are 21 million Bitcoins that will be extracted and that is it, it is a finite supply. Therefore, I am confident that this will be an important player in the value reserve for a long time. ”

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The senator also seemed to ignore the implication of GMA3 host Sara Haines that Bitcoin could be used for money laundering or tax evasion, choosing not to address these charges.

As the Cointelegraph published earlier, Lummis is one of the first to adopt Bitcoin, having acquired the currency for the first time in 2013 after a tip from her son-in-law, Will Cole, who works at the cryptomime service company Unchained Capital.

Before Congress, regulators challenge U.S. pace in developing national digital currency

While some in Congress took a warm approach to cryptomime, such as Florida representative Darren Soto, who accepted campaign contributions donated in cryptomime, few – if any – were as expressive of his support as Lummis.

While many vehicles have noted that Lummis is the first female Wyoming representative in the Senate, many in the world of cryptomoeda no doubt expect her to be the first true Bitcoin representative as well.

Western Union in difficulty due to US sanctions against Cuba

IN BRIEF

  • The Cuban government has announced that Western Union will have to cease its operations on the island due to new US sanctions.
  • The sanctions prohibit US citizens from sending money to companies linked to the Cuban military.
  • Western Union, which works in Cuba through Fincimex, which is owned by the military, insists that it can find a way to continue operating while maintaining regulatory compliance.

The Cuban government has announced that Western Union will have to close its 407 offices on the island and cease operations following a new round of sanctions imposed by the US government.

The sanctions, revealed to the public on October 27 by the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), are expected to take effect from November 26. Western Union insists that it can find a way to continue operating legally.

Under the new sanctions regime, all natural and legal persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction, including citizens, residents, and businesses, are prohibited from processing remittances to or from entities identified on Cuba’s restricted list as having ties to the Cuban military.

This effectively removes Western Union’s Cuban partner – the military company Fincimex – from the remittance situation.

Josefina: 407 Western Union payment points will close in #Cuba due to the brutal measures taken by the US government against remittances. Another example of the policy of maximum cruelty towards the Cuban people and families, even more so in times of pandemic #COVID19.

#UnblockCuba

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba:

„The measures imposed by the US government against Fincimex harm the Cuban people.“

See full text on @CubaMINREX

#ElBloqueoEsReal

Fincimex’s sanctions policy

For almost two decades, Fincimex has been Western Union’s main Cuban partner, giving it a special status as a pipeline used by the American diaspora in Cuba, estimated at 2.7 million people, to send money to friends and families back home.

According to a statement signed by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the new sanctions are aimed at preventing the Cuban military from continuing to oppress the Cuban people. Pompeo argued that the sanctions would also prevent interference in Venezuela by using remittance revenues from the diaspora.

The statement reads in part

„The Cuban government and army have created a system that seizes hard currency through financial mechanisms managed by the army, such as FINCIMEX and AIS, and takes some of the remittances that ordinary Cubans receive from abroad, including from the United States“.

Reuters reports that some analysts believe that this movement is part of a political calculation by the Trump administration to consolidate its vote in Florida, where the majority of the historically anti-communist American diaspora in Cuba lives.

Western Union is not giving up yet

In a statement provided to Reuters, Western Union stressed that it believes it can find a way to continue Cuba’s operations while maintaining compliance with the new rules. The statement said :

„We are exploring ways to comply with the new rules and regulations on Cuba. We will provide further information as we formalise these plans. In the meantime, Western Union services between the United States and Cuba remain operational“.

Sabrina Rodriguez: I have been sending money to my family in Cuba via Western Union for years. My family and tons of families in Miami will find new ways to do it, but it complicates many lives.

Also, 7 days before the US presidential election.

Patrick Oppmann CNN: Western Union will end remittance services to Cuba following new administrative sanctions by Trump, a Cuban government company.

While Western Union does not intend to give up its lucrative Cuban business without a fight, the Cuban government’s position is far less conciliatory. On 29 October, a statement shared by the foreign ministry of the troubled island state said the government had no intention of giving up.

This counter-statement reads in part

„Fincimex, which is part of the Cuban financial system, is the entity designated by a sovereign decision of the Cuban government to guarantee remittances to Cuba from the United States, which will be completely stopped. Among its US counterparts is Western Union, an entity whose 407 outlets in Cuba, scattered throughout the country, will be closed as a result of the implementation of these brutal measures. The US government bears full responsibility for the disruption of the money transfer service between the two countries. »

France: Ledger obtains an official security audit test

The French company Ledger has obtained the audit test named SOC 2 type 1.

This audit test echoes the theft of its customer database at the end of July 2020.

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The French company Ledger has obtained the security audit test named SOC 2 type 1. This audit test echoes the theft of its customer database at the end of July 2020.

Ledger gets an audit test

The French manufacturer of cryptocurrency storage equipment has obtained an audit test called “System and Organization Controls (SOC). Ledger’s handy audit was to ensure that customer information was handled properly by the company.

The firm Friedman LLP based in New York, conducted the type 1 SOC 2 test on Ledger.

The SOC 2 Type 1 exam is used to analyze a company’s security through an audit and to verify the proper management of customer information. SOC 2 type 1 certification shows that a company has implemented best practices.

Charles Guillemet, CTO of Ledger, said:

By obtaining SOC 2 Type 1, we are now able to provide an additional layer of security for our customers.

By passing this audit, Ledger shows that these processes and its systems are rational, documented and globally secure.

The Gemini exchange created by the twin brothers Winklevoss was awarded a higher level of audit in January 2020 known as SOC 2 type 2.

Echoes of theft from its customer database

At the end of July 2020, Ledger had been stolen from a database containing 1 million emails from customers and prospects. This database was used to send order confirmations and promotional emails.

A subset of this database also contained the names, first names, addresses and telephone numbers of more than 9,000 customers .

The French manufacturer alerted the French authorities and filed a complaint with the Paris prosecutor’s office. Ledger said he did not find any information about his customers and did not receive any ransom requests.

Passing this audit test was essential for a company that specializes in security.

O Bitcoin se tornará uma moeda viável para jogos?

A criptomoeda já existe há algum tempo; no entanto, há dúvidas sobre a moeda virtual desde que ela está disponível. No entanto, ele continua a fazer ondas em mercados específicos.

O mundo dos jogos é certamente uma área em que criptomoedas como o Bitcoin criaram um burburinho. Os usuários consideraram o uso dessa forma de moeda como uma forma de desfrutar de uma experiência melhor ao fazer compras nos jogos e também consideraram a moeda virtual como uma forma de se manterem mais seguros.

Mas, o Bitcoin e outras moedas virtuais podem se tornar métodos viáveis ​​de pagamento na indústria de jogos? Há alguma sugestão de que sim.

Compras no jogo para aplicativos gratuitos

Há uma série de free-to-play aplicações disponíveis através de um número de diferentes portais de download; no entanto, muitos deles darão aos jogadores a chance de melhorar sua experiência e níveis de diversão de um jogo específico, oferecendo a opção de fazer uma compra dentro do aplicativo. Muitas pessoas não querem perder tempo tentando obter coisas de graça, que muitas vezes gastam um pouco de dinheiro aqui e ali, o que por sua vez tornou o setor de jogos móveis uma indústria de bilhões de dólares.

Ao usar criptomoedas, os desenvolvedores de aplicativos são capazes de atrair jogadores de todo o mundo sem quaisquer restrições, enquanto os jogadores também não terão que se preocupar com quaisquer taxas de câmbio ou custos de processamento que possam enfrentar se jogarem um jogo de um desenvolvedor internacional.

Reconhecidamente, o uso de criptomoeda ainda é uma coisa relativamente nova e ainda não atingiu o mercado convencional, mas quando isso acontecer, não seria uma surpresa ver vários usuários procurando usar esse método de pagamento quando ele finalmente chegar.

Eliminando intermediários de pagamento

Como a criptomoeda tem a capacidade de permitir que os jogadores façam transações entre si para comprar e vender ativos, intermediários como as lojas de aplicativos podem sofrer. Usar moedas como Bitcoin Superstar pode tornar o processo mais suave, mais barato e mais fácil de gerenciar e completar para os desenvolvedores.

No entanto, seria bastante improvável ver o fim de uma app store, já que muitos jogadores provavelmente ainda usarão formas tradicionais de pagamento e vão querer um lugar para encontrar todos os títulos mais recentes. Na verdade, seria uma surpresa se esses mercados de aplicativos não oferecessem criptomoedas no futuro, pois seria quase impossível ignorá-los se eles alcançassem o mercado principal.