Grayscale deshabilita la compra de nuevas acciones para Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin y otros

Grayscale Investments ha desactivado temporalmente la compra de nuevas acciones para Bitcoin, señaló hoy un usuario de Twitter . La firma también ha detenido la compra de acciones de otras criptomonedas como Ethereum, Litecoin, Ethereum Classic y Bitcoin Cash. Sin embargo, la compañía todavía ofrece acciones de cifrado para Zcash, XRP y Horizen.

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Grayscale cierra periódicamente sus cripto fideicomisos a las llamadas rondas de „ubicación privada“. Se dice que el período de bloqueo para las acciones de Bitcoin Revolution es de seis meses y, una vez finalizado este período, los inversores pueden vender estas acciones a clientes minoristas. Para marcar el final de este período de bloqueo, se sabe que Grayscale detiene las compras.

Grayscale había detenido por última vez la compra de acciones de GBTC en junio de este año. Muchos en el campo creen que tales suspensiones temporales siempre tienden a afectar la demanda institucional de Bitcoin.

Sin embargo, según el investigador, tras el lanzamiento de nuevas acciones, los mercados solo „se disparan más alto:“

Una vez que termina la cuenta regresiva, vemos en los últimos dos años evidencia sólida de que el mercado repentinamente sube casi cada vez.

Hasta la fecha, se informa que Grayscale ha acumulado un total de 536k Bitcoin. El crecimiento de Bitcoin Trust solo se ha acelerado con el fondo elevándose a $ 5 mil millones en el cuarto trimestre de 2020. Durante este trimestre, Grayscale agregó 115,236 BTC, según descubrió un analista de tecnología:

Hace una semana, el CEO de Grayscale, Michael Sonnenshein, dijo que los flujos de Grayscale aumentaron seis veces „de lo que eran el año pasado“ y agregó:

Los tipos de inversores que ponen el capital a trabajar son algunos de los inversores más grandes del mundo, que realizan asignaciones más grandes que nunca.

En octubre, Grayscale publicó su informe de inversiones del tercer trimestre, según el cual, la empresa recaudó $ 1.050 millones en sus productos de inversión, lo que marca su mayor entrada de capital en un solo trimestre. Los activos de la empresa bajo administración incluso aumentaron un 147 por ciento hasta la fecha, en ese momento.

Después de una adición de $ 270 millones, se decía que el AUM de los fideicomisos de GBTC ahora estaba por encima de los $ 13 mil millones.

Digital education with blockchains

The technology “blockchain”, in English “chain of blocks”, has been known for several years – especially since the success of Bitcoin. The education industry is also gradually becoming interested in this technology and exploring the first possible applications. A look at initial approaches and other possible use cases.

Blockchain: A chain of information

Blockchain is a chain of information. Depending on the industry in which the blockchain is used, the information involved is very different: In the financial industry, account numbers or purchases made are stored in the blockchain, in the real estate industry it consists of rental contracts, rental payment confirmations or ancillary cost statements. In the education sector, for example, it is assessments such as grades or the individual solution to a math problem. But what are the advantages of a blockchain? To answer this question, three properties of the blockchain are important: its sequence, its network, and its security.

Blockchain: the order is crucial

In the blockchain, all information is chronologically linked in a chain. Each piece of information is stored as a block – as a link in the chain. An example: Two pieces of information about a student, the mathematics exam on March 21 and the censorship: 11 points, are linked together. The blockchain provides both pieces of information with an encrypted check digit, a so-called hash, and a time stamp. This hash is now the same on block 1 – mathematics exam on March 21 – and block 2 – censorship: 11 points – the same.

That means: Block 1 and Block 2 are inextricably linked, only Block 2 can follow Block 1. The order of the blocks is therefore exactly determined. If many blocks are chained in this way, a blockchain is created. Taking the math grades as an example, it could look like this: „Certificate grade 1st semester: 12 points – Math exam on March 21 – Censorship: 11 points – Exam on May 14 – Censorship: 9 points – Math exam on July 3 – Censorship : 13 points – Certificate grade 2nd semester: 11 points “.

Blockchain as a network

A blockchain like this is part of a network. You need a special program to enter the network with your own computer. Members of the network for the math blockchain from the example above are all persons who are related to this student’s math exams, for example the math teacher, the student, the math examiner, the headmaster and others. A scenario: The student from the example above is dissatisfied with his grade, 11 points in mathematics, because he is aiming for a degree with a high numerus clausus. Shortly before the grades close, he sneaks into the staff room and forges his own math grade in the grade index of his course: He gives himself 13 points. Such manipulation is not possible in the blockchain. Is someone trying to change the blockchain this is immediately registered by the blockchain network. If only one block changes, e.g. censorship, within the blockchain, the hashes – the check digits – of the adjacent blocks no longer match.

Bitcoin on the front page of The Wall Street Journal

Cryptocurrencies have once again caught the attention of the mainstream media. The Wall Street Journal talked about the bitcoin rally up 80 percent on its front page.

Bitcoin ( BTC ) has rallied, up 80 percent in two months

Bitcoin is now attracting media interest again. The Wall Street Journal on November 23, on the homepage of its website about the acceptance of cryptocurrency institutional investor reports .

The report said Bitcoin recently received support from „Wall Street billionaires“ Paul Tudor Jones and Stanley Druckermiller, as well as other celebrities, including a sports radio host.

Prior to this report, Bitcoin was rarely present in mainstream media, despite the surge . And this despite the fact that the rise came to prices that it had not reached for a long time, and at the same time it set new records for market capitalization.

In addition to the substantial investments made by hedge fund managers and grayscale investments , the WSJ emphasizes that there is increasing demand among small investors. These can now access crypto assets through well-known financial services companies.

The report said the volume of bitcoin on Square’s Cash app was $ 1.6 billion in the third quarter of 2020

This compares to a total of just $ 555 million in 2019. Trading activity on the US exchange ItBit also increased sharply after it became known that PayPal’s Bitcoin trade would be processed through the platform.

On the same day, during an appearance on CNBC , PayPal CEO Dan Shulman predicted that increasing Bitcoin adoption would lead to crypto-assets „moving from a pure asset class to a currency.“ He also said:

„As paper money slowly disappears, a different type of transaction becomes established, and central banks, especially in retail, will have to replace paper money with digital fiat currencies.“