Bloomberg analyst on Canadian bitcoin ETF

Bloomberg analyst on Canadian bitcoin ETF: $1bn in assets under management by Friday

Eric Balchunas said Purpose’s bitcoin ETF could overtake all other ETFs in Canada within 2 months.

After just two days of trading, the first Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund in North America has reached more than $400 million in assets under management. The volume is expected to grow even further.

According to a tweet by Bloomberg analyst Eric Balchunas, the Bitcoin exchange-traded fund recently launched by Canadian firm Purpose Investments is likely to reach US$1 billion in assets under management by 26 February. Shortly before, Purpose Crypto Engine reported its bitcoin ETF had traded US$421.8 million in the period between its listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) on 18 February and the close of trading on Friday. The ETF is listed under the ticker BTCC.

Balchunas compared Purpose’s bitcoin fund’s impressive start to other ETFs currently trading on the TSX. With more than $4.6 billion in total assets, the JPMorgan BetaBuilders Canada ETF is one of the largest ETFs in the country. The Bloomberg analyst said he „wouldn’t be surprised“ if Purpose’s bitcoin ETF outperformed all others in Canada within two months. That is, unless there is an unexpected „nasty sell-off“.

The Purpose ETF is not the only bitcoin exchange-traded fund in North America

Last week, Evolve Funds Group also received approval from Ontario’s securities regulator to launch its own bitcoin ETF, which began trading on Friday under the ticker EBIT. By Friday’s close, EBIT.U had traded 103,595 units at a price of $21.54.

While some investment managers have suggested that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under US President Joe Biden may be more open to a bitcoin ETF, regulators in the United States have yet to give it the green light. New York-based Digital Investment Group and Dallas-based Valkyrie Digital Assets have applied for a bitcoin ETF since the new president took office.

According to the TSX, BTCC.B has traded 9,270,111 units at a price of US$10.55 and BTCC.U has traded 2,065,855 units at a price of US$10.57

Bitcoin fällt, als Bergleute verkaufen, Institutionen beobachten Yellen

Der Preis von Bitcoin fiel während der frühen Handelszeiten am Dienstag um bis zu 10%, als Bitcoin-Bergleute zum ersten Mal seit Oktober einen großen Teil der Kryptowährung verkauften. Es gibt nicht genügend Nachfrage, um die zusätzlichen Münzen auf dem Markt aufzunehmen, da die Institute eine Vorstellung davon haben möchten, wie die neue Biden-Administration Bitcoin und andere Kryptowährungen sehen wird.

Zum Zeitpunkt der Drucklegung wurde Crypto Trader laut CoinDesks BPI bei 32.254,59 USD gehandelt, was einem Rückgang von 3,04% in den letzten 24 Stunden entspricht . Der Preis fiel auf fast 30.000 US-Dollar, nachdem die Märkte in den USA am Dienstag geöffnet hatten.

Bergleute verkaufen

Der Positionsindex der Bitcoin-Bergleute, ein Verhältnis der Anzahl der Bitcoin-Beträge, die alle Brieftaschen aller Bergleute verlassen, zum gleitenden Einjahresdurchschnitt dieser Zahl, erreichte letzte Woche ein Achtjahreshoch und liegt nach Angaben des On-Chain-Analyseunternehmens immer noch über 2,0 CryptoQuant. Jeder Wert über 2,0 zeigt an, dass die meisten Bergleute verkaufen.

„Zum ersten Mal seit einiger Zeit scheinen Bergleute einige ziemlich beträchtliche Beteiligungen verkauft zu haben, um Geld zu sammeln, wie wir es bei einer Rallye nach Oktober erwartet hatten“, sagte Neil Van Huis, Direktor für Vertrieb und institutionellen Handel bei Blockfills, gegenüber CoinDesk. „Mit der Notwendigkeit, mehr (und neueren) Bergbaugeräten Kapital zuzuweisen, war es das beste Szenario, Bitcoin 30-60 Tage nach Ende der Regenzeit in China zu drei- oder viermal höheren Preisen aus der Bilanz zu nehmen ] hätte fragen können. “

Nicht genug Käufer

Während Bergleute weiterhin Bitcoin verkaufen, scheint es nicht genügend Käufer zu geben, insbesondere von institutionellen Investoren, um die Verkaufsseite zu treffen.

Die „ Coinbase-Prämie “, die Lücke zwischen dem BTC / USD-Paar von Coinbase und dem BTC / USDT- Paar von Binance, an der das Tether Stablecoin beteiligt ist, hat nach Angaben von CryptoQuant nach dem Negativ in der vergangenen Woche keine starken oder konsistenten Zahlen über 50 USD gezeigt.

Wenn diese Metrik über 50 US-Dollar liegt, deutet dies normalerweise auf einen stärkeren Kaufdruck von Coinbase hin, sagte Ki Young Ju, Chief Executive von CryptoQuant, gegenüber CoinDesk. Und wenn es keine USD-Spot-Zuflüsse gibt, sinkt die Prämie.

It’s getting serious: BlackRock is toying with Bitcoin investments

The world’s largest wealth manager may soon get into the digital gold business with two of its funds. This emerges from two applications that BlackRock filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on January 20.

From Saul to Paul:

This is how you could describe the change of attitude at BlackRock when it comes to Crypto Superstar. At least if the matching media reports from the English-speaking crypto space are correct, which distilled two recently submitted BlackRock applications to the SEC an increased donation of the financial giant to digital gold.

Specifically, it concerns the two funds „BlackRock Global Allocation Fund“ and „BlackRock Funds V“. BlackRock has filed a supplement to the respective securities prospectus for both of them with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The applications indicate that investments in Bitcoin futures will also be reserved in the future.

Each Fund may use instruments called derivatives. These are financial instruments that derive their value from one or more securities, commodities (such as gold or oil), currencies (including Bitcoin) […]

BlackRock also points out the risks that include the volatility of the crypto market, possible regulatory measures and the difficulty of determining the price of Bitcoin, the value of which is not covered by a government or a company. BlackRock also plans to trade Bitcoin Futures exclusively on exchanges that are subject to the supervision of the Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). So far, only the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) has come into question.

BlackRock: Bitcoin has been on the radar for a long time

BlackRock’s advance fits into the picture of a growing enthusiasm for Bitcoin among institutional investors, which has further legitimized the number 1 cryptocurrency in recent months. Bitcoin seems to be less and less attached to the dirty image as a darknet currency from its early days. With good reason, after all, with its transparent blockchain, BTC offers a real honey pot for law enforcement authorities who have long since found ways and means to track down careless authors of Bitcoin transactions .

For a long time, BlackRock had also found it difficult to recognize Bitcoin as a legitimate asset. In 2017, Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock, described Bitcoin as a “speculative money laundering instrument,” which institutional investors avoided with good reason. However, a change of heart at BlackRock has already in 2018 signed . In the years that followed, BlackRock approached Bitcoin more and more. It was not until December 2020 that a job advertisement for the asset manager caused a sensation, in which a search was made for a crypto specialist for the valuation of digital assets. Previously, CEO Fink had already admitted the potential to BTC at the event of a US think tankTo become “a global market”. With Bitcoiners, of course, he runs into open doors.

Bitcoin: when will it stop growing? We talked about it with a well-known industry player

Nathaniel Whittemore discussed Bitcoin’s price trajectory and what might be holding back bullish momentum

The price of Bitcoin (BTC) is recently experiencing a very volatile moment, having more than doubled in the last two months after leaving behind the previous record highs of 2017. Podcaster Nathaniel Whittemore gave his opinion on ways to spot a macro top in this bull run.

The host of The Breakdown podcast told Cointelegraph, „There really isn’t a macro top in the sense that the conditions align nicely with the narrative.“

Whittemore then added:

Following the March crash, Crypto Profit recovered faster than the U.S. stock market, which had suffered a similar collapse. After completing its third halving in May, the asset trended sideways for most of the summer, but its overall macro-trend remained bullish. Coinciding with significant capital allocations by some large companies, the price of BTC rose significantly in the final months of 2020.

„If the Democrats were to impose a series of new fiscal measures and after a few months the velocity of money was still low and inflation limited, then some managers and institutions might decide to turn around, animated by the idea that inflation is not something to worry about-that could hurt some of the thesis animating the bull run.“

The U.S. economic situation also plays an important role in this reasoning, as the government has been working on a number of economic stimuli as well as printing significant amounts of money.

Bitcoin’s previous macro bull run tops have come as a result of price corrections in an extended bullish outlook. A local top is a shorter-term price spike that occurs before a correction.

Whittemore pointed out:

„A local top could come if people get nervous that [BTC] is too unstable and the market has overheated with new retail investors coming in. […] That hasn’t happened yet, but it looks like we’re in an early stage (see Coinbase coming in at #25 on the most downloaded free apps from Apple’s App Store).“

Just nine days into the new year, Bitcoin is already up more than 40 percent, according to data from

Whittemore continued:

„The speed of this growth is pretty dizzying, there’s no denying that. What’s happening is that we have a hugely underpriced asset, with a constrained supply by design, that is finally being revalued. A lot of big buyers have moved in and there’s not enough to go around.“

Bitcoin has a maximum supply of 21 million coins, making it an inherently scarce asset. Regardless, BTC is still less than 15 years old: as Mark Cuban previously stated, Bitcoin is worth as much as people are willing to pay for it, as is the case with gold. Some experts, such as financial commentator Peter Schiff, still remain skeptical of Bitcoin and call it a bubble.

LTC går over $ 150 og når høyeste pris siden 2018

LTC står overfor motstand på henholdsvis $ 185 og $ 225.

Bølgetellingen antyder at LTC har begynt en bullish impuls med sine mars lavt.

LTC / BTC står overfor motstand kl0.008

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4. januar ble den Litecoin (LTC) -prisen nådde en høyde på $ 173, en høyde som ikke er sett siden 2018.

Mens det kan fortsette å øke og nå motstandsområdet på $ 185, ser det ut til at det nåværende rallyet er topptungt, og en korrigerende bevegelse vil snart følge.

LTCs langsiktige bevegelse

Det ukentlige diagrammet viser at LTC endelig har beveget seg over toppene i juni 2019 på $ 145 og faktisk har nådd en ukentlig avslutning over dette nivået.

Hvis den fortsetter å øke, vil de neste motstandsområdene være på $ 186 og $ 225, henholdsvis 0,5 og 0,618 Fib retracement nivåer.

Tekniske indikatorer er bullish, og støtter muligheten for et brudd og en gradvis bevegelse mot de beskrevne motstandsområdene.

Cryptocurrency trader @ Pentosh1 skisserte et diagram og sa at når det endelige motstandsområdet på $ 140 er brutt, vil sannsynligvis et betydelig oppadgående trekk følge.

Siden tweeten har LTC beveget seg over dette nivået og vil dermed sannsynligvis fortsette å øke.

De Bitcoin-levering warmt op als Grayscale bijna 3x de in december gedolven BTC koopt.

Grayscale brengt zijn totale vermogen onder beheer op tijd boven de $20 miljard voor het begin van 2021, naarmate de vraag van BTC toeneemt.

Institutionele crypto-investeringsgigant Grayscale heeft nu $20 miljard onder zijn controle omdat zijn Bitcoin (BTC) de productie met bijna drie tegen een overstijgt.

Zoals opgemerkt door de gegevensanalysebron Coin98 Analytics op 1 januari, kocht Grayscale bijna drie keer meer BTC dan wat er in december 2020 op de markt werd gebracht.

Het is officieel: Mijnwerkers kunnen niet genoeg Bitcoin produceren…

Vorige maand voegde het bedrijf een totaal van 72.950 BTC (2,132 miljard dollar) toe aan zijn activa onder beheer (AUM). In dezelfde periode genereerden de mijnwerkers slechts 28.112 BTC (821,7 miljoen dollar) – 38,5% van de buy-in van Grayscale.

De cijfers onderstrepen wat velen hebben beschreven als een voortdurende liquiditeitskrapte in Bitcoin Profit waar grote kopers elke beschikbare voorraad opzuigen en uit de circulatie nemen, en deze naar de koelcel sturen voor de lange termijn.

Zoals Cointelegraph rapporteerde, was het fenomeen al zichtbaar in november, maar in december was er een duidelijke toename van de vraag van Grayscale en andere institutionele entiteiten.

BTC ontgint het in december 2020 tegen Grayscale.

Grayscale controleert nu 20 miljard dollar in crypto…

Terwijl de klok klok klokte op oudejaarsavond, vierde Grayscale CEO Barry Silbert dat hij het totale AUM van het bedrijf over zijn verschillende crypto-fondsen naar meer dan 20 miljard dollar bracht. Een jaar geleden was dat nog maar 2 miljard dollar.

Grayscale crypto activa onder beheer vanaf 31 december 2020.

Het bedrijf blijft de grootste institutionele speler op de Bitcoin-scene, met zijn 17,475 miljard dollar in BTC, die elke andere marktdeelnemer ver overtreft. Nieuwkomer MicroStrategy heeft nu 70.470 BTC (2,06 miljard dollar) in handen, hoewel het geen investeringsbedrijf is.

Analisten voorspellen dat meer vraag naar het vaste aanbod van „nieuwe“ bitcoins van mijnwerkers alleen maar zal dienen om een biedoorlog te creëren en de prijs op te drijven. De verkopers zagen reeds stijve resolutie van kopers in December onder ogen, toen de nieuwe hoogtepunten van alle tijden er niet in slaagden om significante langdurige terugtrekkingen te veroorzaken.

Wie das aktive Angebot von Bitcoin sowohl einen ATH als auch einen ATL traf

Bitcoin handelte zum Zeitpunkt des Verfassens dieses Artikels weit über 19.000 $ in den Charts. Obwohl dies eine optimistische Beobachtung ist, würde ein genauerer Blick auf die Fundamentaldaten von Bitcoin eine Art Widerspruch offenbaren.

Merkwürdigerweise hat das aktive Angebot von Bitcoin sowohl einen ATH als auch einen ATL erreicht. Diese widersprüchliche Position ist vollständig auf den Unterschied in den Bewegungen des 1Y-Altbestands und des 2Y-3Y-Altbestands von Bitcoin zurückzuführen. Tatsächlich kletterte der aktive Vorrat von Bitcoin 2y-3y (1d MA) auf ein 4-Monats-Hoch von 2.622.543,824 BTC, basierend auf Daten von Glassnode, während das vorherige 4-Monats-Hoch von 2.613.571,261 BTC Anfang August beobachtet wurde.

Interessanterweise erreichte das prozentuale Angebot von Bitcoin in den letzten aktiven 1+ Jahren gerade ein 5-Monats-Tief von 61,188%. Der vorherige 5-Monats-Tiefststand des prozentualen Angebots von Bitcoin von 61,189 % wurde ebenfalls kürzlich beobachtet.

Basierend auf den Daten von Glassnode ist der prozentuale Anteil des aktiven 1J-Jahres-Angebots gegenüber der zunehmenden Aktivität des 2J-3J-Angebots von Bitcoin rapide zurückgegangen. Diese Widersprüche sind insofern interessant, als sie für BTC auf kurze Sicht einen allgemeinen Aufwärtstrend darstellen. Der Preis von Bitcoin wird durch sein aktives Angebot bestimmt, und obwohl das zunehmende Angebot von Bitcoin seit 2017 und 2018 in den Brieftaschen schlummert, erreicht das prozentuale aktive Angebot auf den 1J-Charts neue Tiefstände.

On-chain-Analysten haben vorausgesagt, dass die Liquidität von Bitcoin sinken muss, bevor sich der Preis wieder erholt, doch das prozentuale aktive Angebot erreicht neue Tiefststände, und damit ist der Long-Form-Narrativ erledigt.

Die Knappheit der Angebotserzählung, die die Preiserholung von Bitcoin nach der dritten Halbierung ausgelöst hat, ist nach wie vor gültig. Darüber hinaus wird die bullishe Stimmung durch Deribits BTC OI mit einer Streikrate von 36.000 US-Dollar belegt. Mit 19.995 Kontrakten in OI war dies zum Zeitpunkt der Abfassung dieses Artikels der führende Streik. Tatsächlich hatte er einen fiktiven Wert von 378 Millionen Dollar, und ein Großteil davon entfiel auf Optionen vom Januar 2021.

Das Open Interest an den meisten anderen Derivatbörsen unterstützt den Beweis und die Erzählung einer anhaltenden langfristigen Preisrallye, die für Bitcoin in Aussicht steht.

Hong Kong bans cryptocurrency trading on unregulated exchanges, authorisation required

The Hong Kong Government wants to ban cryptocurrency trading on unregulated exchanges. Exchanges in Hong Kong must be licensed in order to continue. The government plans to release a document on the new rules on Tuesday afternoon, says Christopher Hui Ching-yu in an interview with Yahoo Finance. Hui is Hong Kong’s Secretary for Financial Services.

All cryptocurrency exchanges from Hong Kong

The new rules cover all types of cryptocurrency trading platforms operating in Hong Kong. This also applies to foreign exchanges targeting Hong Kong.

Hui: „Simply put, we will require that all digital currency trading platforms, Bitcoin Cycle operate transparently. Under the proposed new regulatory regime, they must fit within the authorisation requirements of the SFC and must follow all consumer protection and anti-money laundering regulations‘.

The new authorisation rule would meet the requirements of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), of which Hong Kong is one of over 200 member jurisdictions. Since last year, the International Anti-Money Laundering Organisation has required all its members to introduce compulsory licensing or registration for virtual trading platforms.

Standstill in innovation

Hugh Madden is a board member of BC Technology Group, a platform for digital assets in Hong Kong. He does not like the regulatory environment: „The new regulation is likely to lead to a standstill in the industry, as not all trading platforms operating in Hong Kong today will be able to meet some of the licensing requirements and associated compliance costs. He expects some of the exchanges to leave Hong Kong.

In this sense, the situation in Hong Kong is also similar to that in the Netherlands. In April 2020, the Senate voted in favour of a new law to ensure that Dutch crypto companies are subject to the supervision of the Dutch Central Bank. Not all parties were able to comply with these new rules, and some smaller parties were forced to quit.

Qualcuno ha appena inviato 1 miliardo di dollari in Bitcoin

Qualcuno ha appena inviato 1 miliardo di dollari in Bitcoin, pagato solo 3 dollari di tasse

Le transazioni back to back da un conto Xapo sono ammontate a oltre 1 miliardo di dollari. Il costo delle spese di transazione è stato di soli 3,54 dollari.

  • Due transazioni, a pochi minuti di distanza l’una dall’altra, hanno inviato oltre 1 miliardo di dollari in Bitcoin da un portafoglio Xapo a due indirizzi.
  • La commissione totale della transazione è stata spesa circa il prezzo di un caffè Starbucks.
  • È probabile che i fondi siano stati spostati per la custodia.

Nelle transazioni back to back di questa mattina, 45.671 Bitcoin (602 milioni di dollari) e 43.185 Bitcoin (570 milioni di dollari) hanno lasciato un conto Xapo Bitcoin Era ad altri portafogli.

Si tratta di oltre 1,1 miliardi di dollari in Bitcoin, e il tutto per una commissione di transazione totale di 3,54 dollari.

Anche se lo stesso conto ha inviato i fondi, sono andati a due diversi indirizzi sconosciuti

Non è insolito che i portafogli Xapo inviino grandi quantità di Bitcoin, ma di solito non così grandi. La settimana scorsa, ad esempio, 4.000 BTC e 1.000 BTC hanno lasciato i portafogli Xapo. Ma le dimensioni di queste transazioni fanno sembrare che.

„Ci sono molteplici ragioni per grandi trasferimenti criptati come questo: la più ovvia è che Xapo sta spostando fondi in depositi frigoriferi per la custodia“, ha detto il CEO di MyEtherWallet Kosala Hemachandra a Decrypt.
„L’altra ragione potrebbe essere che il proprietario di questi fondi è pronto a diversificare. Venendo dal lato dell’Ethereum, vorrei ipotizzare che il proprietario si stia preparando a trasferire i fondi all’Ethereum come ETH o utilizzando renBTC“.
Anche in caso di grandi transazioni, c’è sempre la possibilità che venga sfruttata una vulnerabilità di sicurezza.
Il portafoglio Bitcoin più segreto ha appena spostato quasi 1 miliardo di dollari

Il più grande portafoglio Bitcoin che appartiene ad un’entità o individuo sconosciuto ha recentemente spostato 101.857 BTC, per un valore di poco più di 933 milioni di dollari. Il trasferimento è stato notato per la prima volta da un sistema di tracciamento crittografico automatizzato…

Indipendentemente dal motivo, la stessa transazione non sarebbe possibile in una banca, almeno per un individuo. Mentre un bonifico ACH (Automatic Clearing House), che richiede giorni per la compensazione, sarebbe gratuito nella maggior parte delle banche, i clienti si troverebbero di fronte a limiti giornalieri e/o mensili.

Anche Chase Bank, che ha una politica molto generosa tra le banche, limita gli utenti a non inviare più di 25.000 dollari al giorno; l’invio di 1,172 miliardi di dollari richiederebbe 128 anni – e questo supponendo che Chase decida di rimanere aperta nei fine settimana.

Perseguire un bonifico bancario ha due vantaggi. In primo luogo, i trasferimenti nazionali possono di solito spostare fondi durante lo stesso giorno; in secondo luogo, i clienti possono inviarne di più. Chase Bank consente fino a 250.000 dollari al giorno per i conti personali, il che significa che ci vorrebbero solo circa 13 anni per inviare tutto quel denaro (supponendo, ancora una volta, che non ci siano weekend o vacanze)!

E, grazie a uno sconto per l’invio di fili online sul territorio nazionale, il costo minimo sarebbe di 117.200 dollari.

Bitcoin juggernaut OKEx suspends cryptocurrency withdrawals … indefinitely!

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Disturbing explanations

Twist: Friday, October 16, OKEx announced that the cash withdrawal was suspended indefinitely. For good reason, one of the „key holders“ was disconnected from the network . The latter is in fact in cooperation with the „public security bureau“ in the context of an investigation . The CEO of OKEx, Jay Hao, has also indicated that this investigation with justice was due to “personal problems” that the key-holder was going through . According to Hao, this matter should not affect OKEx . Colin Wu, journalist on site, suggests that the investigation could be part of a larger framework. The latter indeed suspects a repressionof the Chinese government in matters of money laundering .

“The Chinese government is cracking down on money laundering involving cryptos […] exchange platforms represent a real danger for states. “ – Colin Wu

An immediate reaction

As is often the case, the case began with significant movements of cryptocurrencies . Twitter account @whale_alert reported, on October 14 at 8:38 a.m., an $ 11 million (1,000 BTC) transaction . Subsequently, 50 million TRX and 21,000 ETH were also transferred, worth $ 8 million . These transactions came from OKEx, and they were destined for unknown wallets . A few hours later, OKEx sat down to dinner detailing the news, which prompted an immediate reaction from the markets . Indeed, the OKB / USD pair fell 3% in 30 minutes , then 17% over the last 24 hours.. More generally, the cryptocurrency market also rocked on Friday.

The platform also tried to reassure its investors through a press release, posted on Weibo :

“Other OKEx functions remain normal and stable, and the security of your assets at OKEx will not be affected. We will resume crypto withdrawals immediately as soon as the holder of the relevant private key is able to authorize the transaction. “ – Jay Hao

Since then, some movements of funds have yet been identified by the community , especially to the exchange Binance . According to the local Chinese press , on this Monday morning, Xu Mingxing, the founder of OKEx is currently being detained by the police.