Ya se puede invertir en cientos de ETF con exposición a Bitcoin

A pesar de la falta de un ETF de Bitcoin con sede en Estados Unidos, cientos de fondos han realizado importantes inversiones en las industrias de blockchain y criptomonedas.

Numerosos fondos cotizados en bolsa de Estados Unidos, o ETF, se están cargando de acciones en las principales empresas de criptomonedas del mundo.

Según ETF.com, cientos de fondos han invertido en empresas que cotizan en bolsa y que tienen BTC en sus balances. En el momento de escribir este artículo, 88 ETFs tienen acciones de MicroStrategy, mientras que 144 ETFs tienen Square, y 222 ETFs tienen Tesla. Dieciséis ETFs tienen exposición directa a acciones de minería de Bitcoin.

Casi 200 ETFs tienen acciones de BlackRock, que recientemente se benefició de 360.457 dólares después de comenzar a “incursionar un poco” en el cripto.

ETFs con mayor exposición a las criptomonedas

Nueve fondos están expuestos tanto a acciones de criptominería como a empresas con BTC en sus balances.

Como parte de su cartera global, el Amplify Transformational Data Sharing ETF (BLOK) tiene la mayor exposición a las criptomonedas. Siete de las 10 principales asignaciones de BLOK están en las principales empresas de criptografía, incluyendo Galaxy Digital, Marathon Digital, Voyager Digital, Hut 8 Mining, Hive Blockchain, Riot Blockchain y Argo Blockchain. Estos valores representan un tercio del capital de BLOK.

El fondo describe sus inversiones como dirigidas a “tecnologías transformacionales de intercambio de datos”.

BLOK se encuentra entre los ETFs de mayor rendimiento de 2021 hasta ahora, ganando un 71,7% desde el comienzo del año. En lo que va de 2021 ha registrado la octava mayor rentabilidad entre todos los ETF, y ocupa el segundo lugar si se excluyen los productos apalancados e inversos. Entre los ETFs, BLOK es el que más ha invertido tanto en MicroStrategy como en las acciones de Marathon.

El Nasdaq NexGen Economy ETF (BLCN) es el único otro ETF expuesto a las criptomonedas que se encuentra entre los 100 mejores ETFs por rendimiento YTD cuando se excluyen los fondos inversos y apalancados, quedando en el puesto 82 con una ganancia YTD del 23,15%.

BLCN posee actualmente 5,63 millones de dólares en acciones de Marathon, 5,4 millones en Microstrategy y 5,24 millones en Square.

Mayores tenedores por valor total de activos

Si se mide por el valor total de los activos, el Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI) es el ETF con mayores asignaciones a empresas expuestas a las criptomonedas. El VTI representa actualmente 2.770 millones de dólares de Tesla, 478 millones de Square, 29,4 millones de Microstrategy y 11,38 millones de Riot Blockchain. VTI también posee 516 millones de dólares de Blackwater.

El ETF iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market (ITOT) es el segundo mayor fondo por exposición global a las criptomonedas, con 450 millones de dólares en Tesla, 4,4 millones en Microstrategy, 3,86 millones en Marathon y 3,12 millones en Riot.

La Comisión del Mercado de Valores de Estados Unidos aún no ha emitido un veredicto sobre siete solicitudes de ETF de Bitcoin, entre las que se encuentran Fidelity Investments, Skybridge Capital, WisdomTree, Morgan Stanley y NYDIG, VanEck y Valkyrie Digital Assets.

El ETF Purpose Bitcoin comenzó a cotizar en la Bolsa de Toronto a mediados de febrero, y ha acumulado cerca de 1.000 millones de dólares en BTC desde su creación. Las canadienses Ninepoint Partners y CI también han anunciado planes para convertir sus fondos de Bitcoin en ETF.

Occam.fi rivela il primo ponte di liquidità Ethereum-to-Cardano in assoluto

L’Associazione Occam è lieta di annunciare il lancio del primo ponte di liquidità cross-chain Ethereum-to-Cardano, sviluppato come parte del launchpad decentralizzato di OccamRazer.

OccamRazer offre opportunità per progetti basati su Cardano per raccogliere capitali attraverso offerte DEX iniziali alimentate da pool di liquidità decentralizzati. Il cross-chain bridge di Occam è essenziale per fornire un’adeguata liquidità a questi pool, il che consentirà agli utenti di Ethereum di finanziare progetti basati sulla blockchain di Cardano e trasferire senza problemi la liquidità da Ethereum all’ecosistema Cardano.

I progetti lanciati tramite OccamRazer potranno utilizzare questo ponte cross-chain, dando ai progetti che pianificano il lancio su Cardano l’accesso alla base di utenti e alla liquidità di Ethereum

I ponti cross-chain sono elementi della logica del contratto intelligente che lavorano per il wrapping interchain delle risorse, legando una risorsa su una blockchain al valore di una risorsa corrispondente distribuita su un’altra. Gli esempi di bridge cross-chain sono molti e variano tra i protocolli blockchain esistenti, il più importante dei quali è Wrapped Bitcoin (wBTC), un token Ethereum legato al valore di Bitcoin ( BTC ), un’iniziativa condivisa tra BitGo, Republic protocol e Kyber Rete.

Dopo aver rilasciato le sue capacità di token multi-asset e native attraverso l’hard fork di Mary, Cardano è ora pronto per massicci afflussi di capitale. Tuttavia, non esiste ancora alcun ponte di liquidità cross-chain per la blockchain Cardano, ponendo limiti alla quantità di capitale che rimarrà sulla catena nelle prime incursioni del protocollo nella finanza decentralizzata.

Mark Berger, presidente dell’Associazione Occam, ha dichiarato:

“Attraverso il cross-chain bridge Occam.fi, la liquidità e il valore possono essere trasferiti senza problemi sulla blockchain Cardano e sui progetti associati attraverso la collateralizzazione da parte della liquidità on-chain di Ethereum. Riteniamo che questa soluzione genererà liquidità ed esposizione per i progetti Cardano all’interno della considerevole comunità Ethereum DeFi, consentendo ai fondi di fluire facilmente ai progetti su Cardano “.

Per supportare l’ecosistema Occam, verrà lanciato anche il token OCC. I token OCC consentiranno l’accesso a pool di liquidità premium alimentando anche la continua diversificazione dell’ecosistema, una caratteristica in cui gli staker di token OCC vengono continuamente ricompensati tramite programmi di estrazione di liquidità.

SkyBridge lanserar officiellt sin Bitcoin-fond med 310 miljoner dollar

New York-baserade globala värdepappersföretaget SkyBridge Capital meddelade idag att det hade startat sin Bitcoin-fond med 310 miljoner dollar i förvaltningstillgångar (AUM).

Hedgefondförvaltaren grundad av den tidigare kommunikationsdirektören i Vita huset, Anthony Scaramucci, är för närvarande det nyaste fondförvaltningsbolaget som erbjuder institutionella investerare exponering för bitcoin via en Bitcoin-fond.

SkyBridge Bitcoin Fund sås ut med 310 miljoner dollar i tillgångar som enligt uppgift har hämtats från företagets flaggskeppsfond på 3 miljarder dollar.

I en kommentar till den senaste utvecklingen sa SkyBridge-grundare och verkställande partner Anthony Scaramucci till Reuters: “Tänk dig varje modellportfölj där guld har blivit en accepterad tillgångsklass, varje modellportfölj har 1% exponering för bitcoin, och du kan se storleken på var bitcoin kan vara.”

SkyBridges omfamning av bitcoin kom från den senaste tidens prisuppgång tillsammans med andra kryptotillgångar. Toppkryptovalutan har haft en ökande uppåtgående trend och hade till och med satt en ny heltidshöjd för sig själv när den passerade tröskelvärdena på 34 000 $ på söndagen.

Bortsett från den senaste prisökningen, går SkyBridge också in för vinst. Data från Hedge Fund Research (HFR) – ett branschspårningsföretag, avslöjar att enbart i november gjorde kryptovalutafokuserade fonder 52% vinst, vilket är cirka 156% 2020.

Enligt HFR-president Kenneth Heinz har vinster som gjorts på hedgefonder lockat investerarnas uppmärksamhet, säger han: “Efter att ha lagt starka vinster genom det tumultiga 2020, ökar investerare aktivt exponeringen för hedgefonder, inklusive kryptovalutastrategier.”

SkyBridge hoppas kunna ta en andel av marknaden utanför Grayscales Bitcoin Trust, som för närvarande innehar 17,5 miljarder dollar i tillgångar under förvaltning.

Coinfomania citerade nyligen JP Morgan-analytiker som påstod att inflöden till gråskala är en potentiell indikation på hur länge Bitcoin-rallyet kommer att fortsätta. Grayscale hade enligt uppgift i genomsnitt 1 miljard dollar i tillgångar varje månad 2020. Vid ett tillfälle förvärvade Grayscale 12 319 BTC (290 miljoner dollar) på en dag.

Spotify’s New Job Listing está procurando um Diretor Associado para ajudar com os esforços internos da Crypto

Spotify é o mulling que une a banda de moedas criptográficas.

Spotify Contemplação é adicionar suporte para pagamentos criptográficos

De acordo com um relatório do The Block publicado em 3 de dezembro, o gigante de streaming de áudio Spotify está procurando contratar um diretor associado para liderar uma equipe de estratégia de pagamentos envolvida em seus esforços de criptocracia e ativos digitais. O lançamento para o mesmo pode ser visto aqui.

Pelo lançamento oficial, o diretor associado “desempenhará um papel fundamental na definição e implementação da estratégia de pagamentos da Spotify, bem como na liderança da atividade da Spotify dentro do projeto Libra stablecoin e de um espaço mais amplo de ativos digitais e moedas criptográficas”.

É digno de nota que há apenas alguns dias, o controverso projeto Libra stablecoin do Facebook mudou seu nome para Diem, um movimento que tem sido visto em grande parte como um movimento de apaziguamento voltado para os reguladores globais.

Além disso, o anúncio de emprego afirma que o diretor associado também “levará em consideração novas oportunidades e inovações no ecossistema emergente da tecnologia de livros contábeis distribuídos, cadeias de bloqueio, moedas criptográficas, moedas estáveis, moedas digitais do Banco Central (CBDCs) e outros ativos digitais”.

Notavelmente, o papel será baseado tanto em Estocolmo quanto em Londres, diz o anúncio.

A adoção da criptografia continua a crescer em 2020

Embora 2020 tenha sido um ano de choque para os mercados financeiros globais (incluindo o criptograma) devido ao início da pandemia do coronavírus, as coisas estão parecendo relativamente mais otimistas no final do ano.

Além disso, o ano testemunhou a adoção sem precedentes de moedas criptográficas entre as indústrias, o que é um testemunho da crescente maturidade e interesse na classe de ativos emergentes.

No início deste ano, o BTCManager informou que a gigante austríaca de telecomunicações A1 Telekom havia anunciado que iria introduzir apoio para pagamentos criptográficos cortesia de sua nova parceria forjada com o processador austríaco de pagamentos criptográficos, Salamantex.

Da mesma forma, em outubro, a empresa e-commerce titan Shopify anunciou o suporte para pagamentos em moeda digital após uma parceria com o processador de pagamentos criptográficos Alchemy.

Em uma nota mais recente, o BTCManager informou em 4 de dezembro que a S&P Dow Jones – dois anos após ter se distanciado da inclusão de um serviço de fundo de índice criptográfico em sua cesta de índices de mercado – anunciou que estaria lançando índices de moeda criptográfica a partir de 2021.

The European Central Bank’s digital euro: an assessment

The European Central Bank (ECB) communicated its first assessment of the digital euro a few weeks ago. In the report published on this, the ECB gives first insights into its ideas about the digital euro. In this guest contribution, Jonas Groß, Philipp Sandner and Alexander Bechtel evaluate the ECB’s report and discuss its three most important aspects.

In October the European Central Bank (ECB) published its long-awaited ” report”to the digital euro, a digital central bank currency (CBDC) for the euro area

The ECB addresses the issue of the “digital euro” from the perspective of its mandate. The main intention of the ECB is to create a digital form of cash for European citizens and not a programmed form of the euro for European industry. However, looking at the ECB’s analysis, it becomes clear that the digital euro outlined by the ECB is not a digital variant of cash. The ECB is currently still keeping an open question as to whether the digital euro will be token-based, non-interest-bearing and anonymous – all of which are key features of cash.

In its report, the ECB emphasizes that it has not yet decided whether a digital euro will actually be introduced. At the same time, however, the central bank stressed that it was ready to introduce a digital euro “if the need arises”. The ECB defines the following scenarios from which the need for a digital euro could arise:

Firstly, the digitization of the European economy should be supported.

Second, a digital euro could be a response to a significant decline in the use of cash as a means of payment

Third, a digital euro could be required to reduce reliance on foreign CBDCs or private digital coins such as Libra, China’s DC / EP, or a US CBDC.

Fourth, a digital euro could open up a new transmission channel for monetary policy.

Fifth, a digital euro could increase the resilience of digital payments so that a hacker attack, natural disaster, pandemic or other extreme event would not restrict the provision of payment services.

In addition to these scenarios, the ECB is also discussing risks that could arise from a digital euro, for example in relation to financial stability, regulation, IT security, capital flows and the euro exchange rate. The ECB emphasizes that such risks must be adequately addressed and therefore stipulates requirements that a digital euro must meet in order to counteract such risks.

Bergleute leeren Block Bitcoin Cash Chain-Split-Münze

Die neueste Münze, die aus einer Spaltung von Bitcoin Cash, BCHA, hervorgeht, sieht eine Art Denial-of-Service-Angriff, da ein unbekannter Bergmann, der anscheinend 80% des Hashs enthält, Blöcke abbaut, ohne dass eine Transaktion außer für den Block enthalten ist Belohnungstransaktion (Coinbase).

Das bedeutet, dass die Leute viel länger auf eine Transaktion warten müssen, aber das ist alles, was hier bisher passiert.

BCHA leere Blöcke, November 2020

Sie versuchen nicht, ihre eigenen Münzen doppelt auszugeben, was sie gut tun könnten, aber in einer Münzbasis-Nachricht heißt es: “25. November 2020: BCHA-Dump”.

Das heißt, der Angreifer ist höchstwahrscheinlich jemand von BCHN, der neuen Kundenmünze, die es geschafft hat, den BitcoinABC-Kunden, jetzt die BCHA-Münze, wegen weltlicher technischer Meinungsverschiedenheiten sowie wegen Meinungsverschiedenheiten in Bezug auf die Finanzierung der Entwicklung auszuschalten.

BCH-Bergleute schlugen die Idee vor, die Entwicklung durch einen Teil der Blockbelohnungen zu finanzieren, was BCHA umsetzte, aber BCHN lehnte ab.

BCHA- und BCHN-Hashrate, November 2020

Sie greifen jetzt BCHA an, das derzeit etwa 10% der BCHN-Hashrate aufweist, eine Menge, die besser ist als die von BCH, als es im August 2017 von Bitcoin getrennt wurde.

Dies bedeutet, dass dieser oder jene Bergleute effektiv ihre Zeit verschwenden, weil anscheinend andere Bergleute wie ViaBTC hereingekommen sind, die Transaktionen abwickeln.

Dieser Bergmann könnte jedoch auch darauf hinweisen, dass Sie Gebühren benötigen, um Bergleute dazu zu bewegen, Transaktionen einzubeziehen, da sie sonst nur leere Blöcke abbauen könnten.

Die Theorie ist natürlich, dass größere Blöcke mehr Transaktionen bedeuten und daher diese kleineren Gebühren einen erheblichen Betrag ergeben, je mehr Transaktionen enthalten sind.

Da es sich jedoch um eine ziemlich brandneue Kette handelt, gibt es kaum wirklich viele Transaktionen, sodass weder die großen noch die kleinen Blocker hier etwas beweisen können.

First company pension plans launched in the USA with investments in Bitcoin

DAiM launched the first employer-sponsored pension plans supporting investments in Bitcoin

Digital Asset Investment Management, or DAiM, a US asset manager, has launched the first 401(k) employer-sponsored retirement plans supporting Bitcoin (BTC).

According to an announcement on 19 November, DAiM will act as a consultant and trustee to help companies “create a 401(k) plan that offers several recommended model portfolios, with various risks on traditional assets and an allocation of up to 10% in Bitcoin”.

BTCs will be stored in cold storage by Gemini Trust, allowing DAiM to transfer Bitcoin to employees leaving participating companies.

DAiM’s crypto-friendly pension plans comply with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and may be offered by employers from 2021.

U.S. citizens have already been able to include Bitcoin Freedom crypto assets in their individual pension accounts, 401K rollovers and brokerage accounts since the Internal Revenue Service began taxing Bitcoin in 2018. However, Adam Pokornicky, chief operating officer of DAiM, explained to Cointelegraph that “it was impossible to offer Bitcoin within business plans:

“The difference is that you can take an old 401K plan and convert it into an IRA when you leave a job or company to invest in Bitcoin, but until now it was not possible to invest in Bitcoin working in a company without incurring penalties or being forced to fire you”.
Pokornicky pointed out that traditional wealth management sectors have been “slow to familiarize themselves with Bitcoin,” adding:

“There are very few investment advisors who offer authorized and regulated access to Bitcoin directly into brokerage and retirement accounts.

In his view, the industry’s reluctance is due to the “heavy regulatory bureaucracy” associated with crypto compliance, highlighting how it took “almost a year of slow development” before DAiM was approved to offer its employer-sponsored services:

“As a consultant, you can’t just start managing and advising Bitcoin because you feel like it. There is a huge amount of work and compliance to be done to develop cohesive operational frameworks, infrastructure and strategic partnerships to be compliant in every state in which you operate”.
In addition, Pokornicky reported “booming” demand for pension investments in Bitcoin, adding: “We have seen the highest demand from individuals between 28 and 45 years of age”.

Terra Virtua creates an ecosystem of non-expendable collectible tokens for Comic-Con attendees

USD 2.5 million raised in a private funding round will be used to develop the first platform for a “mass market” of digital collectibles.

The digital collectables platform, Terra Virtua, announced on November 4 that it had completed a USD 2.5 million private financing round, attracting support from funds such as Woodstock, NGC Ventures and AU21 Capital.

The investment raised will be used to develop what the company describes as the first ecosystem for a “mass market” in non-fungible tokens, or NFT.

In addition to being a market for proven rare digital collectables, the platform has a strong focus on the social side of the fan world. As such, it offers a number of customisable virtual spaces where users can showcase their digital collections in the form of NFT, including in-game items, artwork, movies, music and sports memorabilia.

Terra Virtua is also supported by partners such as Paramount Pictures, Legendary Entertainment and Unreal Engine, and has already signed intellectual property, or IP, agreements for films such as Top Gun, Lost in Space and The Godfather.

While the possibilities offered by NFT have been gaining popularity in the crypto superstar scam space and especially in blockcha- based video game circles for some time now, they have not yet created a significant impact on the most important traditional markets.

However, consumers are now more comfortable with having digital goods, thanks in large part to the mp3 revolution in the music industry and the subsequent era of iTunes.

So could an ecosystem of digital collectables break into the $62 billion market for fan goods and products, drawing the Comi-Con audience to the blockchain party in the process? Terra Virtua founder Jawad Ashraf thinks so:

“Imagine exclusive merchandise from the Game of Thrones finale available only during the episode. If you could get exclusive merchandise from a team when a player hits a home run. Merchandise that is available at a concert during specific performances. Having action figures come to life… this is the kind of thing you will experience at Terra Virtua”.

Venezuela: creation of a state exchange for PTR, BTC, LTC and DASH

In a context of major hyperinflation, the Venezuelan government continues to open up to the cryptocurrency markets. He has indeed announced the launch of a state exchange, which will allow the exchange of cryptocurrencies other than Petro (PTR).

Venezuela government bets on cryptocurrency exchange

As announced in a statement from the National Cryptoassets Superintendency (SUNACRIP), the platform proposed by the government will be called Venezuela Exchange (VEX) . The exchange will be available from the Bitcoin Rush wallet, which has also been made available to the inhabitants of Venezuela.

We know so far few details on this exchange. However, we know that it will be based on “P2P technologies”, and that users will be able to exchange several assets. Beyond Petro (PTR), the government’s cryptocurrency, you can find Bitcoin (BTC), Litecoin (LTC) and Dash (DASH) on Venezuela Exchange . They can be exchanged directly for the sovereign bolivar (VES).

Does the government plan to seize all areas related to cryptos?

The statement said the portal SUNACRIP is a comprehensive platform that brings together the wallet PetroApp, the new Venezuela Exchange, the department transfer of cryptomonnaies Patria Remesas and a current converter.

After pushing the inhabitants of Venezuela to use the Petro before any other asset, the government therefore seems to have made a change of course in recent months, by integrating cryptocurrencies as a whole . He is betting big on this “ new digital economy ”, because the economic and political crisis in the country has worsened.

Last month, the government announced it had created a state mining pool to force miners into surveillance . Nicolás Maduro had also officially confirmed that cryptocurrencies would now appear in Venezuela’s anti-sanction arsenal . However, it remains to be seen whether the exchange offered to the inhabitants of Venezuela will be functional. In the past, the official services related to Petro and cryptocurrencies had indeed encountered many problems.

El gigante de activos de billones de dólares Fidelity lanza un nuevo esfuerzo para llevar Bitcoin a inversores adinerados

La división de activos criptográficos de Fidelity Investment, Fidelity Digital Assets, se está asociando con Stack Funds, con sede en Singapur, para llevar servicios de custodia criptográfica a inversores de alto patrimonio en Asia en medio de un creciente interés en Bitcoin (BTC) y otras criptomonedas en la región.

La asociación ofrecerá a los clientes de Fidelity una mayor exposición a lo que algunos todavía ven como un sector económico incipiente

El cofundador de Stack, Michael Collett, le dice a Bloomberg que la conexión de la empresa con Fidelity atraerá a los inversores asiáticos que deseen acceder a los servicios de custodia segura de Fidelity Digital Assets.

La asociación Stack no es el primer paso de Fidelity para hacer que la criptoinversión sea accesible para su clientela.

La firma creó su sucursal de Activos Digitales en 2018 y solo este agosto Fidelity se presentó ante la SEC para ofrecer un fondo de índice de Bitcoin (Wise Origin Bitcoin Index Fund, I, LP).

Stack también lanzó un fondo de índice bitcoin de grado institucional en enero

El anuncio de Fidelity and Stacks llega al mercado a medida que el precio de Bitcoin continúa experimentando una importante acción del precio a raíz del mayor interés institucional de empresas como MicroStrategy y la reciente adopción de criptografía de PayPal .

El cofundador de Stack destaca el renovado interés de los clientes en Bitcoin meses después de que el precio de la criptomoneda insignia cayera por debajo de $ 4,000 en marzo.

“Este año ha sido difícil en lo que respecta a hacer que la gente se interese en Bitcoin porque no se cubrió de gloria en la recesión del mercado … Desde los oscuros días de marzo, las consultas volvieron a aumentar”.