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Weekly Update: 2gether has 40k users, $BOMB on Uniswap, Ghost data service, Constellation State of the Union…– 5 Jun - 11 Jun'20

Weekly Update: 2gether has 40k users, $BOMB on Uniswap, Ghost data service, Constellation State of the Union…– 5 Jun - 11 Jun'20
Hey everyone! This is Part IV of VI from our May-June update catchup series (5 Jun - 11 Jun'20):

Yosma's Cheerful Cassowary beat Eva's Bright Beetle in a quick finale to win this week's Parena which had a massive $PAR pot thanks to a generous donation from Tony. Gamer Boy’s “Random Gk” and “Renewal from January” quizzes in Tiproom were fun as always. Plus, there were 10k $PAR in prizes. Cool! Charlotte’s “Mega Trivia” got everyone scratching their heads. CoD Mobile gamers were in for an epic time this week with Tavo hosting a tournament with a 3k $PAR pot in the Parachute War Zone. Two-for-Tuesday slid into the "rap, reggae and reggaeton" mode this week. Click here to listen to the playlist. Thanks Sebastian for setting it up! If you have been around for a while, you’ll know that Clinton’s charity, For Living Independence, does some amazing work. So the next time you shop on Amazon, don’t forget to show some love though AmazonSmile.
Cap and crew made their voices heard in NYC this week in solidarity with George Floyd
Congratulations to 2gether for crossing the 40k user mark this week. A new way for account top ups was introduced as well. This week’s CEO email covers news on the latest UX and the 2GT token. Youtuber Funontheride featured the email in his video. Filippo Angeloni covered the latest updates in his newest video as well. Founder Savador Casquero wrote about crypto staking in an Investing.com article. MakerDAO covered the 2gether card in its blog post on crypto debit cards. Following the XIO dApp update from last week, Citizens brainstormed about the UI this week. Citizens also talked about some of their contrarian beliefs in crypto. Bomb community started a Uniswap rewards program. Voyager raised USD 2.1M through a private placement from investors such as Streamlined Ventures, Susquehanna, Market Rebellion etc. Their stock has seen some enormous growth this year too. CEO Stephen Ehrlich shared his thoughts on the crypto market in a recent Bloomberg article. The team also took inputs from the community on which crypto to list next. John McAfee announced a Ghost cell phone data service to be released in September. Check out how the eSIM will work from the sneak peek video. The list of supported phones is mentioned here. And hope you had good fun in ParJar Gaming while winning some cool $ESH. A new set of upgrades were pushed to the Fantom Wallet. For the latest technical update on the project, click here. This week, I also wrote a Hackernoon article (with my co-author Rohit) exploring projects which had unique variations to Proof-of-Stake for their chain consensus. Among the projects featured were Fantom, COTI and Harmony. Jeff from Uptrennd will be speaking at the LA Blockchain Summit in October this year. The winners of the Blockchain Awards were announced. The newest Opacity release allows expired accounts to be revived within 2 months of expiry.
Fantom, Harmony and COTI take up a tiny but growing slice in the global staking pie
Catch up on the latest District0x weekly update and dev update from here and here respectively. The Q1 2020 report was released as well. The project is still sitting on a healthy crypto asset base of USD 4M+. Hydro team shared a guide to choosing a prepaid debit card program manager. Their PaaS report was also covered by Finovate this week. A new research page for featuring all of Hydro’s fintech research material was released. The successful applicants of the Project Hydro Decentralization Ambassador Program (which started in May) were voted upon this week and 7 DAs were elected. Silent Notary, Ubikiri and IDL integrations were completed this week with Silent Notary now appearing in Applications section of Ubikiri. A roundup of the latest updates was published as well. Sentivate founder Thomas Marchi sat down for an interview with MineYourBiz Monday’s NrdGrl007. Mycro announced that Chaia.io will be hosting a campaign on the Mycro Hunter App soon. SelfKey’s Data Breach compendium was updated this week. And if you’re a Product Designer looking for remote work, don’t forget to check out this opening at SelfKey. What next for Constellation? Watch the Constellation Network State of The Union to find out. Their educational group Startdust Collective made a brand video and a high level explainer article on the HyperGraph Transport Protocol. Pynk is thinking about doing a global crowdfunding campaign as opposed to one that is restricted to certain countries only. In light of this, the Pynk Crowd Wisdom was put to work to find out the best way to go about this.
Results of the Project Hydro DA Elections
Wibson’s latest app update was covered by Cointelegraph and Europe World News. Click here to catch up on this week’s detailed work thread from the Harmony project. A recent Harmony ecosystem is the SmartStake dashboard to check staking stats. Sprout Wallet now supports core utilities of HRC20 tokens. The team sat down for an AMA with Binance India and KuCoin this week. Next week they will be doing another AMA with the larger Binance community. Some insights about the Harmony grants were shared in this week’s community call. Read up on Intellishare founder Raymond Xiong’s thoughts on DAOs which he shared as part of a speaker panel at the 2020 Digital Innovation Project Exchange Conference. The team also published a post on how they aim to solve the DeFi congestion. The TestNet is expected to arrive soon as well. After the latest livestream of DI-RECT’s concert which saw ~10k attendees, GET Protocol announced that they will be facilitating tickets to the follow-up show as well. A recap of the COTI journey was published to mark the one-year anniversary of the project and the occasion was celebrated with a fun trivia. DoYourTip community voted to have liquidity rewards for pooling $DYT on Uniswap.

And with that, it’s a wrap! See you again with another update. Ciao!
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Elaborating on Datadash's 50k BTC Prediction: Why We Endorse the Call

As originally published via CoinLive
I am the Co-Founder at CoinLive. Prior to founding Coinlive.io, my area of expertise was inter-market analysis. I came across Datadash 50k BTC prediction this week, and I must take my hats off to what I believe is an excellent interpretation of the inter-connectivity of various markets.
At your own convenience, you can find a sample of Intermarket analysis I've written in the past before immersing myself into cryptos full-time.
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USD/JPY intermarket: Bulls need higher adj in 10-y US-JP spread
The purpose of this article is to dive deeper into the factors Datadash presents in his video and how they can help us draw certain conclusions about the potential flows of capital into crypto markets and the need that will exist for a BTC ETF.
Before I do so, as a brief explainer, let's touch on what exactly Intermarket analysis refers to:
Intermarket analysis is the global interconnectivity between equities, bonds, currencies, commodities, and any other asset class; Global markets are an ever-evolving discounting and constant valuation mechanism and by studying their interconnectivity, we are much better positioned to explain and elaborate on why certain moves occur, future directions and gain insights on potential misalignments that the market may not have picked up on yet or might be ignoring/manipulating.
While such interconnectivity has proven to be quite limiting when it comes to the value one can extract from analyzing traditional financial assets and the crypto market, Datadash has eloquently been able to build a hypothesis, which as an Intermarket analyst, I consider very valid, and that matches up my own views. Nicolas Merten constructs a scenario which leads him to believe that a Bitcoin ETF is coming. Let's explore this hypothesis.
I will attempt to summarize and provide further clarity on why the current events in traditional asset classes, as described by Datadash, will inevitably result in a Bitcoin ETF. Make no mistake, Datadash's call for Bitcoin at 50k by the end of 2018 will be well justified once a BTC ETF is approved. While the timing is the most challenging part t get right, the end result won't vary.
If one wishes to learn more about my personal views on why a BTC ETF is such a big deal, I encourage you to read my article from late March this year.
Don't Be Misled by Low Liquidity/Volume - Fundamentals Never Stronger
The first point Nicholas Merten makes is that despite depressed volume levels, the fundamentals are very sound. That, I must say, is a point I couldn't agree more. In fact, I recently wrote an article titled The Paradox: Bitcoin Keeps Selling as Intrinsic Value Set to Explode where I state "the latest developments in Bitcoin's technology makes it paradoxically an ever increasingly interesting investment proposition the cheaper it gets."
However, no article better defines where we stand in terms of fundamentals than the one I wrote back on May 15th titled Find Out Why Institutions Will Flood the Bitcoin Market, where I look at the ever-growing list of evidence that shows why a new type of investors, the institutional ones, looks set to enter the market in mass.
Nicholas believes that based on the supply of Bitcoin, the market capitalization can reach about $800b. He makes a case that with the fundamentals in bitcoin much stronger, it wouldn't be that hard to envision the market cap more than double from its most recent all-time high of more than $300b.
Interest Rates Set to Rise Further
First of all, one of the most immediate implications of higher rates is the increased difficulty to bear the costs by borrowers, which leads Nicholas to believe that banks the likes of Deutsche Bank will face a tough environment going forward. The CEO of the giant German lender has actually warned that second-quarter results would reflect a “revenue environment [that] remains challenging."
Nicholas refers to the historical chart of Eurodollar LIBOR rates as illustrated below to strengthen the case that interest rates are set to follow an upward trajectory in the years to come as Central Banks continue to normalize monetary policies after a decade since the global financial crisis. I'd say, that is a correct assumption, although one must take into account the Italian crisis to be aware that a delay in higher European rates is a real possibility now.
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Let's look at the following combinations: Fed Fund Rate Contract (green), German 2-year bond yields (black) and Italy's 10-year bond yield (blue) to help us clarify what's the outlook for interest rates both in Europe and the United States in the foreseeable future. The chart suggests that while the Federal Reserve remains on track to keep increasing interest rates at a gradual pace, there has been a sudden change in the outlook for European rates in the short-end of the curve.
While the European Central Bank is no longer endorsing proactive policies as part of its long-standing QE narrative, President Mario Draghi is still not ready to communicate an exit strategy to its unconventional stimulus program due to protectionism threats in the euro-area, with Italy the latest nightmare episode.
Until such major step is taken in the form of a formal QE conclusion, interest rates in the European Union will remain depressed; the latest drastic spike in Italy's benchmark bond yield to default levels is pre-emptive of lower rates for longer, an environment that on one hand may benefit the likes of Deutsche Bank on lower borrowing costs, but on the other hand, sets in motion a bigger headache as risk aversion is set to dominate financial markets, which leads to worse financial consequences such as loss of confidence and hence in equity valuations.
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Deutsche Bank - End of the Road?
Nicholas argues that as part of the re-restructuring process in Deutsche Bank, they will be facing a much more challenging environment as lending becomes more difficult on higher interest rates. At CoinLive, we still believe this to be a logical scenario to expect, even if a delay happens as the ECB tries to deal with the Italian political crisis which once again raises the question of whether or not Italy should be part of the EU. Reference to an article by Zerohedge is given, where it states:
"One day after the WSJ reported that the biggest German bank is set to "decimate" its workforce, firing 10,000 workers or one in ten, this morning Deutsche Bank confirmed plans to cut thousands of jobs as part of new CEO Christian Sewing's restructuring and cost-cutting effort. The German bank said its headcount would fall “well below” 90,000, from just over 97,000. But the biggest gut punch to employee morale is that the bank would reduce headcount in its equities sales and trading business by about 25%."
There is an undeniably ongoing phenomenon of a migration in job positions from traditional financial markets into blockchain, which as we have reported in the past, it appears to be a logical and rational step to be taken, especially in light of the new revenue streams the blockchain sector has to offer. Proof of that is the fact that Binance, a crypto exchange with around 200 employees and less than 1 year of operations has overcome Deutsche Bank, in total profits. What this communicates is that the opportunities to grow an institution’s revenue stream are formidable once they decide to integrate cryptocurrencies into their business models.
One can find an illustration of Deutsche Bank's free-fall in prices below:
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Nicholas takes notes of a chart in which one can clearly notice a worrying trend for Italian debt. "Just about every other major investor type has become a net seller (to the ECB) or a non-buyer of BTPs over the last couple of years. Said differently, for well over a year, the only marginal buyer of Italian bonds has been the ECB!", the team of Economists at Citi explained. One can find the article via ZeroHedge here.
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Equities & Housing to Suffer the Consequences
Nicholas notes that trillions of dollars need to exit these artificially-inflated equity markets. He even mentions a legendary investor such as George Soros, who has recently warned that the world could be on the brink of another devastating financial crisis, on lingering debt concerns in Europe and a strengthening US dollar, as a destabilizing factor for both the US's emerging- and developed-market rivals.
Ray Dalio, another legend in the investing world and Founder of Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund, "has ramped up its short positions in European equities in recent weeks, bringing their total value to an estimated $22 billion", MarketWatch reports.
Nicholas extracts a chart by John Del Vecchio at lmtr.com where it illustrates the ratio between stocks and commodities at the lowest in over 50 years.
As the author states:
"I like to look for extremes in the markets. Extremes often pinpoint areas where returns can be higher and risk lower than in other time periods. Take the relationship between commodities and stocks. The chart below shows that commodities haven not been cheaper than stocks in a generation. We often hear this time it is different” to justify what’s going on in the world. But, one thing that never changes is human nature. People push markets to extremes. Then they revert. "
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Bitcoin ETF the Holy Grail for a Cyclical Multi-Year Bull Run
It is precisely from this last chart above that leads Nicholas to believe we are on the verge of a resurgence in commodity prices. Not only that but amid the need of all this capital to exit stocks and to a certain extent risky bonds (Italian), a new commodity-based digital currency ETF based on Bitcoin will emerge in 2018.
The author of Datadash highlights the consideration to launching a Bitcoin ETF by the SEC. At CoinLive, our reporting of the subject can be found below:
"Back in April, it was reported that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has put back on the table two Bitcoin ETF proposals, according to public documents. The agency is under formal proceedings to approve a rule change that would allow NYSE Arca to list two exchange-traded funds (ETFs) proposed by fund provider ProShares. The introduction of an ETF would make Bitcoin available to a much wider share of market participants, with the ability to directly buy the asset at the click of a button, essentially simplifying the current complexity that involves having to deal with all the cumbersome steps currently in place."
Nicholas refers to the support the Bitcoin ETF has been receiving by the Cboe president Chris Concannon, which is a major positive development. CoinLive reported on the story back in late March, noting that "a Bitcoin ETF will without a doubt open the floodgates to an enormous tsunami of fresh capital entering the space, which based on the latest hints by Concannon, the willingness to keep pushing for it remains unabated as the evolution of digital assets keeps its course."
It has been for quite some time CoinLive's conviction, now supported by no other than Nicholas Merten from Datadash, that over the next 6 months, markets will start factoring in the event of the year, that is, the approval of a Bitcoin ETF that will serve as a alternative vehicle to accommodate the massive flows of capital leaving some of the traditional asset classes. As Nicholas suggests, the SEC will have little choice but to provide alternative investments.
Bitcoin as a Hedge to Lower Portfolios' Volatility
Last but not least, crypto assets such as Bitcoin and the likes have an almost non-existent correlation to other traditional assets such as stocks, bonds, and commodities, which makes for a very attractive and broadly-applicable diversification strategy for the professional money as it reduces one’s portfolio volatility. The moment a Bitcoin ETF is confirmed, expect the non-correlation element of Bitcoin as a major driving force to attract further capital.
Anyone Can Be Wrong Datadash, But You Won't be Wrong Alone
Having analyzed the hypothesis by Nicholas Merten, at CoinLive we believe that the conclusion reached, that is, the creation of a Bitcoin ETF that will provide shelter to a tsunami of capital motivated by the diversification and store of value appeal of Bitcoin, is the next logical step. As per the timing of it, we also anticipate, as Nicholas notes, that it will most likely be subject to the price action in traditional assets. Should equities and credit markets hold steady, it may result in a potential delay, whereas disruption in the capital market may see the need for a BTC ETF accelerate. Either scenario, we will conclude with a quote we wrote back in March.
"It appears as though an ETF on Bitcoin is moving from a state of "If" to "When."
Datadash is certainly not alone on his 50k call. BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes appears to think along the same line.
On behalf of the CoinLive Team, we want to thank Nicholas Merten at Datadash for such enlightening insights.
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#PundiX Announces Recap of May 2019 Activities via Insider Report @peko0413

#PundiX Announces Recap of May 2019 Activities via Insider Report @peko0413

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Dear Pundians,
We’re close to capping the first half of the year, but we assure you that Pundi X has barely scratched the surface in terms of what we can offer in 2019. A lot of works are in progress which we will announce when ready. Nonetheless, we have achieved some very promising milestones for the past few weeks, further highlighting our commitment to bringing easy payments and unparalleled crypto experience to our clients. More product enhancements, merchant activation, greater engagements, and higher security standards — these are what we have delivered last month.

Product Development

XPOS certified by FCC and KC
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We are proud to announce that XPOS received certifications from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Korea Certification (KC), on top of the certification it has already received from CE and TRA. These certifications will certainly help build XPOS a trustworthy blockchain device as these markings indicate that from a safety and environmental protection perspective the XPOS can confidently be used by their customers.
Pundi X Open Platform is available for token listing from May 11
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At the beginning of the month (1st May) we’ve launched Pundi X Open Platform that allows blockchain developers or businesses to sign up for a developer account to list their ERC20 tokens throughout XPOS, XWallet and XPASS. Not only that, now the developers have the option to create customized XPASS cards. To learn more about how to list on the Open Platform, you can read the instruction here.
NPXS buy back to incentivize quality blockchain developers to list on the Pundi X Open Platform
After announcing Pundi X Open Platform, the team has allocated the tokens from the Partnership Reserve Fund (PRF) to encourage good blockchain projects to list on Pundi X payment platform by subsidizing their initial liquidity pools. The source of PRF is the NPXS that we buy back from the open markets. On May 20, we executed NPXS buybacks equivalent to 500 ETH at around $0.00072 dollars on May 20, 2019.
XWallet improvements
This month we continue improving XWallet by adding more features and support. Here is a list of improvements we made in May:
  1. Added the option to deactivate Google Authenticator
  2. Improved SMS delivery service by fixing the issue of SMS delivery failed in certain countries
  3. Added unlocking feature using fingerprint and facial recognition
  4. Added German language support
  5. Activated NPXSXEM transfer feature to private wallet addresses
XWallet app on Samsung Galaxy Store
We’ve also working hard to make XWallet app on more platform. It is now available on Samsung Galaxy Store.
https://twitter.com/PundiXLabs/status/1130814360245248000
You can use XWallet app for not only topping up and paying cryptos instantly with XPOS merchants across 30 countries but also sending tokens to any XWallet user in the world without fee when the receiver uses the ‘Collection’ feature. Most of XWallet users are also using staking feature from both XWallet and their own ERC20 private wallets to get FX tokens.
As of today, XWallet has more than 200,000 registered users and growing.

Merchant Adoption and XPOS partner update

DoshEx brought crypto payment to coffee shops in South Africa
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Dosh Exchange is now expanding their XPOS footprint to coffee shops in South Africa. Pundians can now enjoy the best coffee in town using XPOS. XPASSes can also be bought in-store and used at the counter immediately.
iBank introduced Cao Jun XPASS card during New York Blockchain week
Limited editions of Cao Jun XPASS card powered by Pundi X and IOST have made its first appearance during a Night at BlockchainImpact event on May 15 during the blockchain week in New York. The cocktail gathered Limited Partners (LPs) and General Partners (LPs), family offices, corporate investment offices, and individuals for networking opportunities and blockchain investments. To get the limited editions of CaoJun XPASS cards, you can order them at https://www.ibankdigital.io/ibankxpass
https://twitter.com/iBank_Digital/status/1129530118852845569
Pundi X and BlockVibe
Thanks to BlockVibe’s cryptocurrency savvy members, Pundi’s XPOS system will now be available in more businesses in the future. This new partnershipwill not only bring cryptocurrency closer to becoming a mainstream form of payment, but will also cement Pundi X’s crucial role in helping realize this possibility.
BlockVibe has successfully held an event on the Korean American Chamber. In this event, XPOS has been introduced to the participants. In the near future, there will be more and more XPOS merchants activated by BlockVibe.
https://medium.com/@Blockvibe/blockvibe-event-with-the-koam-korean-american-chamber-of-commerce-bf8568385734
Bit2Big in Blockchain Summit Nigeria
On 24th May, the CEO of Bit2Big and blkchainafrica, Mr Kiberu Nagenda was presenting at BlockchainSummit Nigeria. Summit participants can also experience the transaction via XPOS devices.
https://twitter.com/Bit2Big/status/1131539944441303040

Pundi X Events

Pundi X at the BitConfBR in Sao Paulo
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Pundi X Brazil team had an action-packed weekend at BitconF held from 6 to 9 May. Attendees headed to our stand and top up cryptos in their XPASS cards and XWallet, while learning more about our company and our advanced XPOS technology.
La Conexion Conference in Medellin
During 21–22 May 2019, Brazil Country Manager of Pundi X Joao Victor Mendes attended the La Conexion Conference held at Country Club Medellin, Colombia. Joao discussed the adoption of digital assets and their direct impact on the retail industry, in light of the huge potential for blockchain development in Latin America.
https://twitter.com/jvictormendess/status/1130140915471978496
Keynote at Blockchain Finance Conference, APAC in Singapore
On May 8 2019, Vic Tham, CEO of Quantum Energy Asset Management and Chief Investment Officer of Pundi X Labs was a speaker at Blockchain for Finance Conference, APAC. Vic Tham has delivered keynote regarding investing in Blockchain or Fintech startups.
https://twitter.com/VicWTham/status/1126921973529899008
Bitcoin Pizza Day
On 22 May 2010, programmer Laszlo Hanyecz bought two pizzas for 10,000 bitcoins. Known as the first real-world transaction with bitcoin, this event paved the way for greater exploration into the world of crypto payments. To learn more about the history, you can read the revolution of cryptocurrency payment at CoinMarketCap.
Pundi X is grateful to be a part of this massive revolution, and of course we celebrated the day by satisfying some Bitcoin Pizza Day-induced cravings. We partnered with Papa John’s in Seoul and offered pizza discounts to anyone who used their XWallets to purchase from the store as well as hosting a 24 hour online XPOS flash sale.
https://twitter.com/PundiXLabs/status/1131189007256174592
XBlockchain Meetup in Seoul
The following day in Seoul, we held an XBlockchain Meetup with Function X Foundation and Dapp.com. In the meetup, we have shared the update and ongoing R&D progress, including upcoming integration with Binance Chain and new social networking service on Function X ecosystem, FX Thread (code name). XWallet users will be the first to preview and test this service before the launch of XPhone.
https://twitter.com/FUNCTIONX_IO/status/1131731391706566656
David Ben Kay, Chief Legal Counsel of Pundi X, has officially onboard to lead Function X Foundation. He shared the foundation vision and status of Function X development in this meetup.
InnoVEX Forum in Taipei
On May 30, I had the honor to be invited to deliver keynote about blockchain for smart payment at InnoVEX, one of Asia’s leading startup platforms in conjunction with Computex 2019 and later participated the panel led by Jason Hsu, Taiwan’s Crypto Congressman with Dominik Schiener from IOTA and Jeff McDonald from NEM Foundation.
https://twitter.com/peko0413/status/1134122186027876352
Pundi X joins the Blockchain Collaborative Consortium in Japan
Japan-based Blockchain Collaborative Consortium (BCCC) welcomed Pundi X on 27 May, in a step for us to engage Japanese institutions and regulations and develop awareness around blockchain. According to BCCC, they promote the widespread adoption of blockchain technology, particularly through the acquisition of latest information and basic knowledge of blockchains, training of engineers and planners, formation of network willingness of practical experiments and implementation, and the implementation of blockchain related business to be widely notified to the market and the adoption of blockchain to various businesses.
The crypto space in Japan is growing at a desirable rate, and we are hopeful that Pundi X will be one of the frontliners in helping BCCC achieve its goals.

NPXS token removal

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Pundi X team has executed the token removal as planned on May 11, 2019. A total of approximately 14.5 billion (7.59 billion of NPXS and 6.95 billion of NPXSXEM) have permanently removed from the supply. You can check the details here.

Monthly unlock token mechanism is completed

The monthly unlock tokens came to an end on May 31 as announced. The team will complete the last batch of unlock NPXS and NPXSXEM by mid June. After that, there will be no monthly unlock tokens.
For the KYC verified NPXS/NPXSXEM XWallet users, don’t forget you have the option to hold your NPXS/NPXSXEM to stake for FX tokens till March 19, 2020.
That’s all for the highlights of Pundi X Insider in May. Hope you enjoy our progress. I look forward to sharing our next update in June!
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仮想通貨の価値評価

こんにちは! Platinumのマーケティング部アシスタント、Artem Finkoです。弊社は、世界で一番のSTOおよびICOマーケティングエージェンシで、すでに700以上のICO・STOキャンペーンを成功させています。 弊社はICO・STOのPR、又はセキュリティトークンを機能させる方法についてすべてのコツを知っている専門家です。 以下は弊社のパートナーからのフィードバックをお読みできます。 Platinum.fund 暗号通貨経済の世界に入り込むのは最初から難しそうに見えますが、先刻承知になったら、離れられなくなる。だからこそ、私たちはUBAI大学を設立することにしました。暗号トークンの正体、ICOのマーケティング方法などは、UBAIのコースで詳しく勉強できます! 3つの主な暗号通貨の変動パターンと特徴は何ですか? それを知るためにUBAIの記事をお読みください!
主要仮想通貨 概要
仮想通貨は、価値の保存の手段として、特定のビジネスモデルのためのユーティリティートークンとして、あるいは個人と企業間の取引の手段として利用されるかもしれないデジタル資産です。仮想通貨の適切な価格設定、または分類は、近頃の金融世界では最も魅力的で扱い難い話題のひとつです。
ビットコイン(BTC)
あらゆる指標において、ビットコインは世界で最も大きな仮想通貨と言って差し支えないでしょう。ビットコインの価値は、仮想通貨の市場総額の40以上を占め、仮想通貨産業で最もよく知られている存在です。 2100万のBTCが市場に供給されて1600万が流通しています。
ビットコインは2008年12月にホワイトペーパーが発行された後、2009年1月3日に発行されました。ビットコインの発行のタイミングは世界経済の崩壊の直後であり、第一次世界大戦後の大恐慌以降に起きた最も大きな不況の時期でした。 とりわけビットコインに関しては、過去数年での瞬間的な暴騰と前例のないボラティリティーがメディアの報道で強調されて印象に残っているのではないでしょうか。” “主要仮想通貨 概要
イーサリアム(ETH)
イーサリアムは、市場の時価総額で2番目に大きなコインです。イーサリアムは Vitalik Buterin(ヴィタリック・ブテリン)によって開発され、2015年から取引が開始され、かつて無いスピードで成長しました。イーサリアムのブロックチェーンは、その技術的特徴により、開発者が独自にデザインした新しいコインを簡単に創れるように設計されています。
仮想通貨のネットワークでは、イーサリアムは、「イーサ」や「ETH」と呼ばれ、マイニングによる取引の正当性の検証方法はProof of Work(PoW)を用いるようにデザインされています。イーサリアムは、2013年にヴィタリックによって提唱され、その後2014年にICOがされました。ETHは驚くべき事に800億USドルの総資産を持ち、9千7百万トークンが流通しています。
2016年には、ブロックチェーンが分岐(ハードフォーク)し、イーサリウムクラシック(ETC)として知られる新しいイーサリアムが作られました。これは、the DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization:非中央集権型独立組織)プロジェクトの失敗に起因します。このプロジェクトは、歴史上最も大きなICOの失敗として記憶されています。イーサリアムのネットワークはブロックチェーン上でスマートコントラクトを実行することが出来ます。 “ “主要仮想通貨 概要
リップル(XRP)
リップルは、国際支払手段の唯一のブロックチェーンになることを目指してスタートしました。時価総額400億USD以上を持つ3番手の仮想通貨になり(2018年2月21日)、その価格は1ドルを超えました。
リップルの最大発行量は1000億XRPであり、990億が総発行量であり、390億が流通しています。リップルは、送金のための銀行間決済に主に用いられます。送金に使われるトークンは、送金後直ちに破棄されます、従ってマイナーが報酬を受け取るProof of Work (PoW) を利用していないことを意味します。
リップルは、リップルネットワークを通じて、銀行と、仮想通貨取引や国際送金機関のような金融サービス機関を繋ぎます。XRPは、Bitfinex(ビットフィネックス), Upbit, Bittrex(ビットレックス), Binance(バイナンス), Poloniex(ポロにエックス)などの仮想通貨取引所で利用されます。リップルのウェブサイトは(www.ripple.com)、リップルプロジェクトの特徴について理解するのに最も適した場所であり、リップルチームが目指す目標を知ることの出来るサイトでもあります。
仮想通貨の市場を調査すると、共通の特徴と要因があることに気付きますが、それらは株式市場やオプション取引、あるいはデリバティブマーケットとは異なる事にも同時に気付くでしょう。” “市場力学
仮想通貨がデジタル資産として最もシンプルであることは既に記しました。そして、このレッスンを受けている方々は既にお気づきのとおり、仮想通貨産業はいまだ黎明期です。仮想通貨産業とマーケットがいまだに未熟なために、全ての仮想通貨はボラティリティーが途方もなく高いのです。
1BTCは、初期の頃の価格は0.00076USドル(約8銭)でした。その後、急上昇して2018年初等に約19,500USD(約220万円)の最高価格(ATH)を記録しました、その後半分以下に下落して2018年9月現在は5桁ドル(100万円台)へは復帰できていません。
何がビットコインにこのような大きな変動をもたらしたのでしょうか?
最近の状況を理解するために、まずちょっとした背景を論じてみましょう。通貨の定義には、取引の手段として用いることができる機能や経済的能力が含まれます。また、通貨は必ず価値を持っています。外国為替市場では、異なる通貨同士が互いに価値を評価しあいます。 例えば、 英ポンド/米ドル、米ドル/日本円、豪ドル/米ドル、などです。仮に、1英国ポンド(GBP)が米国ドル(USD)に対して $1.16 の価格だったとしましょう。この場合は、GBPでUSDを買いたいと望む人は誰であれ、1GBPを支払えば、1.16USDと取引することが出来ます。しかし、外国為替では2つのタイプの市場が存在することを知っておかねばなりません。光のマーケット(Light Market)と、ダークマーケット(Dark Market)です。
「光の」マーケットは、重い規則が定められ、政府の許可と管理の下にあります。「闇の」マーケットでは、店頭取引(Over the Counter: OTC)が一般的で、2組あるいはそれ以上を相手にしたプライベートな取引が行われます。 “ “市場力学 §2
仮想通貨とブロックチェーン業界にも同様に、「光」と「闇」のマーケットがあります。伝統的な外為市場と比べて主な相違点は全ての取引所が「光」のマーケットと考えられていることです。それらのマーケットは規制や法整備は強くないにもかかわらず、全ての投資家に対して、重要な情報が公表されています。これは、どのような中央組織も持ちえない、仮想通貨の非中央集権的な特徴です。
取引所は、買手と売手が互いに1つかそれ以上の通貨を取引するために作られた場で、Coinbase (コンベース), Kraken (クラーケン), Bittrex (ビットレックス), Binance (バイナンス), Poloniex (ポロにエックス)、 Coinexchange (コインエクスチェンジ)などの大手取引所が有名です。 価格は、NYSE(ニューヨーク証券取引所)で取引される株式や債券のように、一秒ごとに変化します。売買価格は、同時間に最高値を付けた買い注文と売注文の間で決定され、同時刻に買手と売手が売買価格と売買量で合意したときのみ発生します。管理者と他の投資家は、取引所で売買された取引価格と取引量を見ることができます。
しかし、取引所で提示された価格とは異なる価格で仮想通貨を売買する人が現れる場合もあります。例えば、通貨危機が発生していた時のジンバブエでは、市民はビットコインを取引所が提示する市場価格よりも高い価格で買い求めようとしたと報じられています。仮想通貨に投資しようとする人は、このような仮想通貨のチャートや市場力学について心にとどめておくべきです。 “ “分類の定義
ここまで繰り返し学んだように、仮想通貨と法定通貨にはいくつかの類似点があり、その点についてもう少し話をしましょう。フィアットのシステムは他の通貨に対して価格が決定され、外国為替市場で取引されます。仮想通貨は仮想通貨取引所で取引され、価格は他と同様に比較されます。典型的な例は、BTC/ETHであり、投資家が一方で他方を買ったり交換したりする際のレートが提示されています。
ビットコインが、金融資産に分類されるべきか、あるいはユーティリティー トークンと呼ばれるべきかについて会計上または法的側面から激しい議論がなされています。一部の評論家は、ビットコインは価値の保存の機能を持っており、通貨よりもむしろ金のようであると考え、他方、BTCはe-goldのようにデジタル資産に分類することを好む人もいます。そして、また別の人々はBTCは証券であし、アップル社の株式と同様であると主張します。
いま、ビットコインの定義について三つの学閥を挙げましたが、金融の専門家や法規制の関係者による最も有力な意見は「デジタル資産」説です。次に優勢なのが「証券」説です。そして、三番目が いわゆるコモディティ商品説です。分類の問題は色々とあり、資産の分類が異なると取扱い方も異なり、価値の見え方も変わってきます。 “ “マーケットへのニュースとゴシップの影響 主要な影響力
仮想通貨の市場は、伝統的な市場と同様に、ビジネスや金融関連のニュースに影響されます。関連ニュースの記事で仮想通貨の相場が動いたいくつかの注目すべき例があります。次のセクションでは、それらについてもっと詳細に見ていきましょう。 最初に、仮想通貨の価格に一般的な影響を与える、主要な影響力をもつ話題があります。これらの様々な要素は、時間、プロジェクトの初期価格設定、取引所への上場、プロジェクト開発の進捗、プロジェクトの特徴、開発メンバー、コミュニティの浸透度、実用性、そして政府や当局の意見などに大きく分類することが出来ます。
伝統的市場のプレーヤー達がよく言うことわざがあります。 「噂で買って、ニュースで売れ」
このことわざが示す教訓は「正しい」と言えます。ニュースを構成する前述の全ての要素は、仮想通貨の価値に影響を及ぼします、しかしそれはシンプルではありません。多くの人が、とあるニュースを目にするときには、それは既に遅すぎます。そのニュースがただの噂ならば、買った方が良いかもしれません。ニュースがヘッドラインに表れたのを見たときには、賢い投資家は早い段階で利益を得て売り払った後であり、よく事情を知らない投資家が遅れて買うのです。 “ “マーケットへのニュースとゴシップの影響 主な影響
時間
時間は、市場で多くのコイン価格形成の特徴に影響を与えます。巨大コイン、例えばBTCやETHは、証券やコモディティ商品よりも頻繁に取引されます。ICOトークンは、初期段階の証券によく似た取引のされ方をします。時間は浄化装置であり分析機器です。時間が経過すればするほど、より多くの取引がなされ、トークンあるいは仮想通貨の真の価値が明らかになります。十分な支援のない、あるいは過剰評価されていたトークンは売られ、一方で過小評価されていたトークンは買われて価格が上がります。
これが、自由市場の機能です。価格は、ファンダメンタルズだけに依存して変動するのではありません。マーケットの思惑と投資家の見解は、市場の推移を理解し予想するために考慮すべき不可欠の要素なのです。
プロジェクトの価値
全ての仮想通貨は、事業の運営を開始するためにホワイトペーパーを用意して発行します。ホワイトペーパーは、プロジェクトの価値を支える基盤となるビジネスモデル、戦略、財政基盤を含みます。
例えば、Cardano (ADA) の評価は、そのコインはイーサリアムの最も有力な競争相手であることを暗示しています。 ADAの制作者は、イーサリアム開発チームのトップメンバーの一人であり、また、ADAはイーサリアムと同様にスマートコントラクトを実行することができます。過去には、ADAの価格は、基板となる技術と戦略的な位置付けがよく似ているという理由でETHに明確に連動していました。 “ “マーケットへのニュースとゴシップの影響 主な影響
取引所への上場
取引所は仮想通貨が最も取引される場所ですので、取引所へのコインの上場、あるいは上場廃止は、価格に非常に大きく影響します。 仮想通貨プロジェクトは、それぞれの取引所へ上場するための一連の特別な手続きに従う必要があります。コインを取り扱う取引所が増えれば増えるほど、そのコインのプロジェクトの信頼が確立され、またプロジェクトの露出がより増えるため、仮想通貨投資家はより多くの取引所へコインが上場されることを望みます。上場される取引所が大きければ大きいほど、上場されたとき、あるいは上場廃止になった時の価格への影響も大きくなります。
プロジェクトの開発
トークンあるいは仮想通貨が特定の業種や業界内でのその規模を成長させるにつれて、開発のロードマップや開発計画は、価格に影響を与える重要な要素となります。ハードフォークやWegWitなどのイベントは、注目を集める重要な開発工程です。すべての仮想通貨プロジェクトは、投資家や世間一般に向けたニュースの配布のためのPR機能を持ちます。 Coinmarketcap(コインマーケットキャップ)は、そのような情報を受け取るためには優れたサイトです。最新ニュース、Gryptotalk.orgフォーラムの投稿、ニュースリポートなどを得る事ができます。CoinMarketCalendarもまた仮想通貨関連イベントを確認するのに役立つサイトです。 “ “ーケットへのニュースとゴシップの影響 主な影響
プロジェクトの特徴
価値を高めるために役立つお金の最も重要な資質は「不足」です。同様に、トークンの総発行量はその欠乏を明確にし、価値に影響し、トークンの価格を大きく左右します。何十億ものコインを発行しているプロジェクトがいくつかあります。Digibyte(DGB)のようなコインは、1-1000サトシの間で変動し、それ以上になったことはありません。
コミュニティの浸透度
仮想通貨の価格は、多くの部分が市場の心理によって決定され、トークンが一定の価値があると投資家に信じられていることによって支えられています。仮想通貨プロジェクトは、仮想通貨投資家のコミュニティ内でよい評価を得て維持することを確実にするために、相当の努力と時間を使うことを必要とされます。
投資家は、マーケットにおいてトークンの究極的な運命と価格を決定します。デジタル資産、仮想通貨、あるいはトークンが伝統的な資産、たとえばアップル社の株式などとは異なることを思い出してください。なぜなら、仮想通貨はキャッシュフローや、価格の適正性を計算する資産に裏付けられているわけではないからです。仮想通貨の市場価値は、現在の価格よりも価値が高いと信じて買う投資家の信頼が全てです。 “ “マーケットへのニュースとゴシップの影響 主な影響#4
チームメンバー チームに参加している人々は、それぞれ独自の性格、適性、そして人生を持っています。理想的には、彼らはそれぞれ高い評価を得て、プロジェクトに貢献するでしょう。素晴らしいプロフィールを持ち、高く評価されたメンバーがプロジェクトに参加すること、トークン価格に良い影響をもたらします。もし、チームに高い評価を得ている、またはビジネスで成功した経歴のある人物が参加していることを知れば、投資家はプロジェクトに対して安心と確信を感じることでしょう。
ロジャー・バー(Roger Ver)は、顕著な例です。彼はビットコインの初期の賛同者で、ビットコインのブロックチェーンがハードフォークしてビットコインキャッシュが誕生したときの中心人物の一人でした。ロジャー・バーのような重要人物の参加とサポートがあったために、ビットコインキャッシュは強い注目を集め、高い評価を得る事が出来たといっても過言ではないでしょう。
ウィルス対策ソフトで有名なMcAffee(マカフィー)のジョン・マカフィー(John McAfee)も、市場に影響を与える力を持つ人物です。2017年の年末にかけて、いくつかの特定の仮想通貨に対してキャンペーンを開始しました。彼は、市場に対して大がかりなHypePRを起こし、VergeはBittrexで1200 サトシまで急上昇しました。彼は同じ手法を他のコインにも仕掛け、取引所に上場されているコインにダンピングして合法的に大きな利益を得て、それに対して人々が非難をし始めるまで、繰り返し行いました。 “ “マーケットへのニュースとゴシップの影響 主な影響#5
政府の意向 もちろん、仮想通貨エコシステム全体と、全ての仮想通貨は、新しいイノベーションを含んでいます。ほとんどの国の法整備に関連する人たちは、包括的な法整備を行うため、ただし技術のイノベーションや進歩を破壊するためでも、不必要に遅らせるためでもなく、適切なマーケットを育成するための試みをいまだに続けています。たとえば、中国政府が、金融の安定性も、社会の動揺も無視して仮想通貨を弾圧したときには、全ての仮想通貨の価格はかつてないほど暴落しました。国民が、中国政府は市場から中国人投資家と採掘者を退場させるのではないかと心配したからです。
仮想通貨は、中央の権力により規制されておらず、コントロールもされていないと言えるでしょう。しかし、仮想通貨に投資したり、市場に参加している個々人は、政府や当局によって制定された全ての種類の法律と規制の影響を直接的にも間接的にも受けています。投資家は、仮想通貨に関連したニュース、や、突然のあるいは極端な投資家心理の変化に翻弄されないように、常に関心を持ち続ける必要があります。 “ “ビットコイン 相場の詳細な歴史
仮想通貨は、ビットコインのイノベーションと発表と供に、世界中の人々の関心を引きました。仮想通貨の研究は1990年代までさかのぼります。Cypherpunkのグループが今日の多くの仮想通貨の基礎となっている、特別なアイデア、原理、基礎技術を提供しました。
もし、あなたがBitcoinとはなにかという根本的な問題を理解したいのならば、ビットコインがどこから来たのかを知ることが役に立つでしょう。HASHCASHを作ったAdam Back、Bit Gold を造ったNick Szabo、Digicash のDavid Chaum、B moneyの Wei Dai、RPOWの Hal Finney、彼らのプロジェクトは暗号化通貨を徐々に光の当たる場所へと導きました。そして、少し遅れてビットコインが暗号化通貨の仲間入りをし、今日の仮想通貨産業の代表になりました。
2009年1月に発行された直後、1ビットコインの価格は0.00076USドルでした(8銭程度)、そして最初のビットコインのトランザクションは、サトシ・ナカモトとHal Finneyの間で発生しました。2010年2月6日にDWDOLLARと呼ばれる最初のビットコインの取引所がオープンし、そのときの価格は0.001ドルでした(11銭程度)。
2010年3月22日とても有名な出来事が起こりました。ある男性が、1万ビットコイン(当時25ドル相当)でピザ2枚を買いました。これが、記念すべきBTが最初に現実世界で利用された取引の例となりました。その7か月後にはビットコイン価格は32倍上昇し、0.08ドルで年末を迎えることとなります。聞くまでもないことですが、今日もらえるなら、ピザとビットコイン、どちらが欲しいでしょうか? “ “ビットコイン 相場の詳細な歴史§2
The Silk RoadはRoss Ulbrichtによって設立され、2011年1月1日にオープンし、オープン当時の価格は1ビットコイン0.32USドルでした。11年3月6日、Jeb McCallebはMt.GoxをMark Karpelesへ売却しました。この時のビットコイン価格は0.88ドルです。4月23日までに、BTCとユーロのペアのレートは1ビットコインが1ユーロの値を付けます。
翌日の4月24日に、Erik VoorheesがSATOSHIDICEを開始したとき、1ビットコインは1.63USDになり、同年6月までにビットコイン価格は10ドルまで急上昇します。
2013年2月に、1ビットコインは30.26ドルでしたが、上昇を続けて13年3月28日は86.18ドルになります。ビットコインの市場の時価総額は10億USDを記録しました。Erik VoorheesはSATOSHIDICEを11万5千USDで売却しました(約12億7千万円)。
双子のWinklevoss兄弟は、ビットコインが120ドルのときに、BitInstant 150万ドルを投資しました。2013年8月、テキサス州の司法がビットコインを通貨であると規定し、ブルームバーグが金融商品の一覧に「BTC」を加えた直後から、価格は急上昇をはじめ13年12月に約1,200ドル(約13万円)に到達します。
Mt.Goxの2014年の悪名高いハッキング事件は、ビットコインのコミュニティに激震をもたらした大きな事件のひとつです。しかし、2017年12月まで数年間、引き続きビットコインは上昇を続け、ついに最高値の約1万9千5百ドル(約220万円)に到達します。 BTC取引はその年の年末まで、劇的な価格の上昇を示します。これが、BTCの価格変動の研究でテクニカル分析をする上で最も重要なトレンドのパターンです。 “ “ビットコイン 主要な価格変動
ここで、BTCの価格に影響を及ぼす特別な要素と、その背景にあるボラティリティーや取引量について考えてみましょう。
テクニカル分析では、BTCトレードの最初の数年間は、「エキサイトステージ」と呼ばれます。ビットコインと、ブロックチェーンは、金融と技術の双方にブレークスルーを起こした驚異的なイノベーションであり、その価格は人々が望むだけ上昇し続けることができ、天井知らずでした。信者にとっては、ビットコインとブロックチェーンの潜在能力はほぼ無限だったのです。
しかしながら、上記のチャートで見られた、価格を押し下げるいくつかの大きな問題が存在しました。チャーリー・シュレム(Charlie Shrem: BitInstantのCEOで共同設立者)はマネーロンダリングの容疑がかけられました。シルクロード(Silk Road) はビットコインを用いた売買が可能な便利なオンラインマーケットウェブサイトでしたが、不法な取引の手段として人々が麻薬やその他の違法品を買うことが出来たサイトでもあり、様々な社会的議論を呼びました。そして、2014年に、当時世界最大の取引所であり、取引量の70%を占めていたMt.Goxの破産と法廷論争に発展したBTCの不正引出し事件が起こりました。
2017年の爆発的なブル・ランと、その後の暴落は、2018年の前半に前代未聞のボラティリティーを示しました。自分を取り巻く状況を理解するよりも早く相場は変動し、幸運によって大金を得、またそれによって失い、多くの人々が翻弄されました。人々は2017年末には20,000ドルを1ビットコインに支払い、2018年にはたった3分の1で売却しました。 “ “ビットコイン マーケット全体への影響
ビットコインは市場の現在価値が最も高い仮想通貨であり、主要な取引所で最も活溌に取引されているコインです。実際、ほとんどの取引所ではビットコイン以外の仮想通貨も、Satoshiで価値を計算しています。
多くのテクニカルのアナリストは、ビットコインがいつブル・ランするかに言及していますが、市場には多くのマイナス要素があります。
システムの外側から、そして他の仮想通貨からビットコインへ資金を移す事による、ビットコインのパンプが起こった結果です。
しかし、ビットコイン価格の動向に有効的に連動するいくつかの仮想通貨もあります。 市場総額でトップ5からトップ10にランクされるような、他の主要仮想通貨はビットコイン価格が上がったときは同時に上がり、逆もまた同様です。ビットコイン価格が下落すると、他の主要通貨はそれ以上の下落をします。
行動予想の観点から見ると、いくつかの検討すべき重要な理由があります。仮想通貨市場に流れ込むお金の大部分は、一般投資家と洗練されたプロの投資家のどちらかを問わず、ビットコインとイーサリアムと、リップルで構成されています。 これらのコインの価格が高く評価されているときは、市場を非常に上昇させる効果をもたらします。全ての仮想通貨の投資家も同様です。彼等の投資が上がったとき、下がったとき、彼等は同じ感情、同じ欲望、同じ恐怖に悩まされます。彼等は、熱狂的になり、鬱にもなります。 “ “ビットコイン 主な歴史
ここでは、ビットコインの歴史における4つの主要な時代に焦点を当てましょう。
仮想通貨取引所 Mt.Goxの倒産
取引所の運営から得られる利益を目当てに、Mark Karpeles(マーク・カルプレス)はMt.Gox(マウント・ゴックス)の経営権を買いました。彼は、仮想通貨関連の技術について経験がなく、セキュリティーを確実にするために必要なお金を投資することについて興味を持ちませんでした。最後の不正な引出しが起きる前にも、3件の同様な、しかし少額の不正アクセスが起きていました。最後の不正引出しが起き、数千の人々は「ビットコインがもはやそこには存在しない」ことに突然気付きました。この出来事は、全ての仮想通貨コミュニティとブロックチェーンのエコシステムに信じられないほどのパニックを引き起こしました。
ビットコイン価格は直ちに1,200ドルから120ドルまで暴落しました。まるで、銀行が倒産したかのように。考えられない出来事でしたが、実際に怒ったことです。投資家の心理には、致命的な一撃でした。ニュースのヘッドラインは「仮想通貨は安全ではない」「セキュリティーが存在しない」そして「ビットコインは危険だ」という見出しで埋め尽くされました。
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チャーリー・シュレムの詐欺
Charlie Shrem(チャーリー・シュレム)はビットコイン財団の副理事であり、BitInstantのCEO兼共同設立者でした。シュレムの取引所は、買手と売手のマッチングのみをサポートしていましたが、彼はどうやら投資家へのBTCの販売も行っていたようです。徹底した調査の結果、彼は様々な不正行為の中心人物であったことが明るみに出ました。彼は、The Silk Roadで非合法な闇市場の運営に関わっていました。FBIにThe Silk Roadが閉鎖されたとき、関係者は逮捕され起訴されましたが、それ以上に仮想通貨市場のイメージに大きな被害を与えました。
一応はビットコイン財団という素晴らしい団体の副理事を務めていたこの囚人のおかげで、不法取引のためにどのようにビットコインと仮想通貨が用いられたか、という数多くの話が飛び交いました。この類の話は、仮想通貨のイメージと価値を害し、市場に参加しようとしていた潜在的な多くの投資家に投資を躊躇させました。この初期のネガティブなイメージは、世間一般の仮想通貨の受入れを遅らせ、BTCと他の仮想通貨の価格を抑制しました。
続きはwww.ubai.coでご覧ください!” “ビットコイン 主な歴史
SegWit の適用
これは少々技術的な問題ですが、あるひとつの開発工程がBTCの価格変動に大きな影響を与え、また他の仮想通貨にも同様に影響しました。2017年の年末に向けて、ビットコインのブロックチェーンでSegWitの適用に対する激しい批判もありました。 SegWitは Segregated Witnessの略であり、オリジナルのブロックチェーンに影響を与えたブロックチェーンの改定であり、またビットコインのハードフォークの原因になりました。
後ほど、Bitcoin Cash、Bitcoin Goldなどのいくつかのハードフォークに言及しますが、SegWitのフォークが起きたとき、開発チームの一部の中心人物達は、それがあまりに早く進行したことでコミュニティを混乱に陥れた結果になったために、批判的でした。 特にビットコインのマイニングをしていた人達は、修正されたブロックチェーンに適応するようマイニングプログラムを変更する必要があるにもかかわらず、そのための十分な時間が与えられなかったために大いに落胆しました。 このような理由により、メインチェーンで起こったこのフォークは、BTC価格に暴落を起こしました。 このような技術的な問題は、投資家にリスクをもたらし続けるでしょうし、急激な価格の上下を引き起こし、ボラティリティーをより高める燃料になり得ます。
The Silk Rad (シルクロード)
The Silk Road(ザ・シルクロード)は、ロス・ウルブリヒト(Ross Ulbrict)によって設立され、 2011年から2013年まで運営されていました。Silk Roadが世界に向けてオープンしたときは、eBay(イーベイ)のような、違法な商品サービスを仮想通貨で売買できる、匿名のオンラインマーケットでした。
面白いことに、シルクロードで、麻薬、拳銃、暗殺、その他のありとあらゆる売買を行っていた中心人物がFBIに起訴されたとき、この短期間でシルクロードは10億USD(110億円)近くの売上を作っていました。当時、このニュースは世界で最も大きな話題のひとつでした。 “ “価格形成の例
ここまでで私達は、ビットコインの黎明期から始まり、2万ドルを少し下回る水準で取引されていた2017年後半のブル・ランの劇的なピークの出現までの、一連の一般的な歴史を学びました。
この空前絶後の価値の急騰は、世界を震撼させたと言っても過言ではないでしょう。ここからは、ビットコイン投資の全歴史の概要と、全てのストーリーを読みましょう。これは、巨額のお金の流入と、感情を揺さぶるニュースと、ビットコインを入手するためならいくらでも払うと思わせたFOMOによって牽引された想像も付かないようなブル・ランのストーリーです。 “ “価格形成の例 §2
2018年4月12日、マーケットへ膨大な量の新しい資金が流入した結果、ビットコイン価格は普通では考えられないほど突然上昇しました。しかし、最初は、多くの人々は、価格上昇の背景になにがあるのかを理解できていませんでした。重要なニュースは何もなく、個人投資家は既に興味を失っており、ビットコインは一定額まで下落しつづけるだろうと思われていました。
日が経つにつれ、投資家は徐々に何が起こったのかを理解し始めました。4月12日に、ビットコインを購入しようとする機関投資家の巨大資金が押し寄せたのだろうと確信しました。伝統的なヘッジファンド、投資銀行、あるいはベンチャーキャピタルに関連した機関投資家の資金が動いたと予想されています。 多くの仮想通貨コミュニティにとって、この日は伝統的金融世界から仮想通貨が受入れられた瞬間となりました。伝統的金融世界は、ビットコインを買うために非常に巨大な資金を投入したのです。この確認された機関投資家の資金はビットコイン価格の下落を阻止してつなぎ止める一助となりました。 “ “イーサリアム 詳細な歴史
仮想通貨は、金融革命を引き起こすほどの世界の変化を追求して、誕生以来何度も何度も繰り返しチャレンジを続けてきました。いくつもの仮想通貨が、異なる目的や異なる技術とともに出現しましたが、一方で、ビットコインの初期の目的を未だに志しています。
イーサリアムは、そのネットワーク上でのスマートコントラクトを特徴とする、オープンソースのブロックチェーンネットワークです。この機能は、イーサリアムの技術に基づいた、Dappsと呼ばれる非中央集権型アプリケーションを開発することを可能にしています。 イーサリアムプロジェクトは、全ての仮想通貨エコシステムのプロジェクトの中で最も持続可能なプロジェクトのひとつであることは確実です。
イーサリアムはICO時の価格が0.311ドルでスタートし、5千万トークンがICO中に販売されました。2015年8月7日、イーサリアムは流通市場 にて$2.83で取引が始まりましたが、同日中に$2.77に落ちました。
ETHの価格は、2016年1月に上昇に転じるまで、上場日以降の5ヶ月間は下落を続け、ようやく新しいATH(All – Time High 期間中最高値)である$2.97に2月8日に到達しました。上記のチャートは、1年間で2ドルから5ドルまでのレンジで推移したことを示しています。そして2017年3月12日、ETHは21.46ドルで取引され、5月20日までに100ドルを超えました。 イーサリアムはその後も下落することなく、100ドルを超えた後は2018年1月14日にATH 1,397ドルに達しています。 “ “イーサリアム 特筆すべき歴史
イーサリアムは、独立した仮想通貨として、価格の推移に数々の特筆すべき出来事を経験しています。このレッスンでは、BTCに比べて、ETHの詳細についてそれほど多くを語ってはいませんが、ETHの価格推移の歴史についてもきちんと学ぶ必要がある事は間違いありません。
最も有名な最近の出来事に1つは「the ramp」です。2017年8月の第2週、イーサリアムは300から400USドルまで僅か数日で一気に上昇しました。その後の数ヶ月間は、ETHは重要な技術的障壁を破ることに悩まされたため、価格上昇は一段落しました。そして、11月の終わりに向けてそれは突然はじけて、取引量の巨大な変動と、BTC価格との連動を伴って、800ドルを超えました。
最近、2018年4月1日、イーサリアムは、年初来最低価格である359.22ドルまで下落しています。(そして、これを書いている8月14日は、さらに低い価格です)
ETHは歴史的にBTCの価格と強い相関関係を維持していましたが、2018年中盤では、ビットコインとイーサリアムの価格連動性はやや弱くなっています。しかし将来、我々はBTCの下落を見ることになるかもしれませんし、しかしETHはその価格を維持するかもしれませんし、あるいはさらにどちらも暴騰するかもしれません。 “ “リップル 詳細な歴史
リップル(XRP)はこのレッスンで学ぶべきTop3の主要仮想通貨の3番手です。この通貨は、銀行間決済をもっと早く実行することを目的にデザインされ、2012年に発行されました。 XRPは0.005874ドルで2013年8月4日に始まり、2018年1月8日には3.36ドルまで上昇しました。 市場全体の弱気の雰囲気によって、XRPの価格は0.586198まで大幅な下落を示しています。そして2018年8月14日の今日は、さらに悪い結果になっており、0.265030ドルで取引され、市場の時価総額は10,434,885,990USDです。
主要な価格の推移
このボラティリティーの程度は、リップルに対して大きな議論を呼んでいます。何故なら、リップルは劇的な価値の下落を起こしたからです。多くの評論家が納得のいく回答を出せないままでいます。価格が不自然に上昇し、そしてダンプが起きるという減少が何度も起きています。リップルについて、多くの批判とネガティブな意見があります。ある人々は、リップルは銀行間取引システムで使われるものなので、銀行が自身の利益を守る為にリップルをハイジャックしているから、リップルは嫌われているのだ、とまで言いっています。
XRPの価格に影響する、解決の難しい他の要素は、リップルの中央集権的な体制が仮想通貨コミュニティの多くのメンバーにとって受入れにくいという問題です。 言い換えると、リップルは、仮想通貨のいくつかの基本原則を無視しているということです。仮想通貨は非中央集権的であるべきという視点が、そうではない一プルに対して、人々の疑問となっているのです。 すべての授業を受講いただければ、噂やゴシップが市場に及ぼす影響について理解を深めることができます。
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stephen corliss, [19.10.17 21:07] Team Bitquence, Who Are They? Collectively, the team has over 150 years of professional experience, lead by a leader who has accomplished more in 19 years than many people will over their entire careers. This team has the skills and gumption to deliver what it promises. These simple facts should be enough to stop anyone from spreading FUD that anything here is a scam. If it is not, let me say this, I carry securities licenses that are overseen by government regulators and I also founded a regulated investment business that is still active. If I, or anyone as part of this team, were involved in anything devious, the Feds would be at my door with handcuffs. Would I or anyone of us really be this stupid? I can’t wait to remove all these irresponsible pinheads from this industry who care only about themselves rather than society. In the world I desire, there is absolutely NO room for greed anymore where society suffers at the hands of a few!
stephen corliss, [15.09.17 17:43] [In reply to James: stephen interested to know if Bitquence was on your radar before you joined us?? Or were you interested in getting into the space and they approached you?] Hi James, I've actually been in crypto since the early days all the way back to 2013, hopping around the globe trying to help shape the vision for our industry. BQX and I stumbled upon one another and immediately discovered we shared the same visions and inspirations to deliver a truly transformative platform that is built for the consumer to help them in every way possible to take control of their financial futures. This is also why Shingo and I believe our platform should cover not only crypto but even traditional fiat assets (sec's, bonds, etc). This is critical as consumers will have the majority of their wealth tied up in traditional assets, like those retirement assets tied up in employers retirement plans, for at least another decade before they can transition to the Blockchain.
stephen corliss, [24.08.17 02:47] [In reply to Matt Hopkins: stephen I cannot express how impressive the response from the team, Shingo, and yourself has been. Reading the white paper and watching your videos where just a glimpse into this amazing vision and platform. You guys have brought this community to the next level. Thank you for your transparency and constant updates. I know I speak for the whole community here. Here’s to a great future with Bitquence.] Matt, Thanks man. I've seen a lot of stuff in my life and people who claim to be visionaries, only one of them could hold a candlestick to Shingo. You know, I've seen and been involved in a lot of exciting things over the years but nothing like this. Not even close!
stephen corliss, [25.08.17 21:07] [In reply to Liam: Stopping wild rumours in their tracks with your unbeatable knowledge of all the rules and regulations that need to be adhered to, I wonder how other crypto companies ever manage to survive without someone like you on their team] Sustainability of Bitquence and the entire eco-system is of major importance so some times it means getting very deep into the weeds as the complexity level globally can be a daunting task to most. But, it can be fun, especially if your bit wacky like me!
Shingo, [30.09.17 05:59] [In reply to Long Ton: How many coders do you guys have working on Bitquence? I’d be concerned if Shingo was managing university and coding] 7 or 8 devs if you are talking about technical people working on various aspects of the platform. The number feels about right to me. Jeff Bezos always said you should have no team that is too big to share 2 large pizzas otherwise you lose productivity
stephen corliss, [02.11.17 16:02] [In reply to Markus Winnen: What´s the story behind hiring you? Did you know each other before or how does the contact happened? :D]
We didn’t know each other but we had some mutual acquaintances. After meeting, Shingo and I immediately hit it off and also discovered that our dual solutions for creating a new eco-system for global financial services had a lot of overlap. So, they asked me to come on as a founder. Decision was easy.
stephen corliss, [02.11.17 23:49] [In reply to Ab Alphabeta1: amongst all your positions at work so far, which has been your favorite ? I know the first job is always special, apart from that?] My work at BGI/iShares was very special for numerous reasons but none more meaningful than having alignment of core values. The work itself was awesome as I had to build a global sell side business across asia, europe and americas, which is extremely hard to do by itself but doing it within a buy side asset manager and then integrate the two together was unheard of. Building an entire infrastructure including global trading systems across all asset classes including equities, bonds and cash is a lot of fun as you have to also build all of the upstream and downstream processes and tech and then overlay 100’s of jurisdictional regulations and laws while collaborating with regulators. Crazy fun but it was even more rewarding because in a short period of time we grew it to a $200m revenue a year while trading $350billion in assets.
stephen corliss, [10.11.17 18:06] [In reply to Kevv: if you don't mind be asking Stephen, what's the team plan with recruiting/getting more dev/marketing/back end ppls ect?] Its a continuous process but we have the core team of expert devs building as we speak and our expanding with other experts, eg. AI and Machine Learning, so things are changing rapidly as we progress on the roadmap. Non-technical staff are also in the picture and being added continuously as we have already have key staff onboard as part of the assembling of a highly skilled marketing team. Lots happening!
stephen corliss, [15.11.17 15:31] I learned quite early on that creativity and innovation are things that can come both normally and with intention. Most people don’t deliberately set aside time to tap into these skillsets. For me, I’ve always allowed myself time each and every day to challenge conventional ways of thinking, business and economic models or broad processes. This often allows me to devote the time to really understand an issue, model and process so I can then break it apart into small pieces and rethink how to rebuild it to be bigger, better and faster. This is why school for me was frustrating as it moved at a pace that doesn’t truly allow one to build in-depth knowledge and understand all sides and angles. Most of what I have come to know came afterward or what I did on my own time. Hate to admit it but my hobbies are not traditional, I like researching the history of capital market and economic models and studying congressional history around how market based rules came about and what motivated them. Weird? Yeah, a bit but if you truly love something, who cares!
Community
stephen corliss, [28.10.17 14:21] All, As the public opinion debate about Bitquence is beginning to ramp up I wanted to take a moment to share some thoughts. Openness and transparency are one of the several reasons I decided to enter crypto several years ago. This may seem strange coming from someone with my background but in my opinion, the traditional approach of hiding behind the corporate veil is cowardly and toxic. So, for any firm in this space, both it and its supporters must embrace diverse opinions and have an intelligent and open dialogue with those that disagree with our opinions. Lets not embrace the culture that exists in our global politics where those with different opinions are tarred and feathered but rather choose to behave like adults to set the example for our youth. Crypto is not about being closed minded but rather quite the opposite. So, when we are challenged lets not scream the loudest and attack but rather choose to engage those having different opinions in an open intelligent dialogue. Lets ask the tough questions of ourselves and others. If someone has an opinion, lets discover what informs that opinion by demanding openness and transparency about the facts that matter when sharing that opinion such as someone’s background or the analysis, facts and details that support it. As you all know, Shingo and I are here everyday to answer all of your questions, whether easy or difficult. This is a conscious decision on our part because of two main reasons, first because leaders in our industry should not cowardly sit behind the corporate veil like our traditional corporate counterparts and secondly, because we are building a global community that desires a financial system that works for society rather than against it. Lets embrace diversity of opinion as we are a diverse community from all walks of life who understand that differences should be embraced rather than pushed aside. I will be here everyday no matter how big or busy things become at Bitquence. Not because I have to but rather because I want to. I’m not afraid to be challenged and neither should any of you as this is the only way to get to the best result. I love this community so lets do everything we can to maintain a culture of openness that embraces our differences to discover the best answers. Change is coming!
Shingo, [10.09.17 18:42] The Bitquence community is different from other communities. We are smaller, but passionate because we all share the same pain points and yearn for the same vision. You don't see this sort of passion in many other places which is why we don't care very much about the short-term. We are looking long and when we have the product, we will get people to come and Bitquence will change the way people interact with crypto
stephen corliss, [19.10.17 21:22] Those of us in this community all know that we have the best community as each one of us plays a powerful role in building the momentum behind a unique grassroots movement that is absolutely scaring the shit out of our competitors. People Powered ya’ll !! stephen corliss about communication [21.08.17 18:32] You all deserve nothing less! We pay attention and want to ensure we all move along together and share in the fun
stephen corliss, [12.10.17 05:29] [In reply to Ke: Stephen can you specify 1 or 2 concrete things that those of us longterm holders who see the vision especially the 7yr plan to overtake Fidelity can do right now to help make it a reality perhaps sooner than we imagine. I believe alot if folks here are in this not just for the profits that will surely come but also because the vision of changing consumer finance is noble.] Two things, absolutely. 1) Every chance you get whether digitally or voice speak positively about this industry and recognize that early on it was full of bad stuff but we are changing that now by legitimizing everything we do so we can change financial models for the future 2) re-Post anything from this forum, other forums or from our site that you believe in, to any venue whether it is Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Reddit; etc. Don’t do or post anything that you don’t truly believe in as people will see through that instantly. This is not about a single person or company, this is truly about what is best for us as a global community. Our dipstick lawmakers may believe we live in separate societies, but I believe we live in just a single global community who wants more than what the current rules and structures consider. Yeah, a bit of a soapbox comment but this is our time to really deliver change. That is what drives all of us.
Shingo, [26.10.17 20:46] We have said time and time again, we are looking for real, organic growth and a genuine brand and community. That is why we avoid hype, shilling and all that comes with it
stephen corliss, [04.11.17 06:04] This project is backed by a community. We are not defined by any one individual, not Shingo, not me, not the team, but instead a collection of individuals who desire change. We have many supporters and we appreciate them all and although I personally don’t know Suppoman, I would ask that you not slander anyone in this forum. Lets just keep everything professional and focus on delivering change together.
stephen corliss, [25.08.17 04:43] [In reply to John: stephen enlighten this newbie here...what can i expect for investing in bitquence] Game over bro! Sorry for the playground choice of words but if anyone has aspirations to see mass adoption of crypto become a reality then they need to be a part of this community who together will make this a reality. I couldn't mean this anymore than I do. This only happens with every one of us sharing a goal to deliver a new paradigm for financial services, especially how we build wealth ( that means You, Shingo, Adam, Kevin, the other BQX team members, everybody!)
stephen corliss, [10.11.17 23:57] Community Message: All, I wanted to share some thoughts on community etiquette. As we are moving quickly into a very serious phase, I want to share with all of you our views on how we proceed and protect our positioning and image. As you all know, we are a community fighting together to bring real change. As part of doing this, what this means is that we are having serious strategic discussions with countless serious and successful businesses to partner with us as service providers, strategic partnerships and the like. However, what this also means is Bitquence is now under the microscope and held to a much higher standard than most. To ensure we maintain the best public profile this means we must also ask the same of all of you as we are in this together. So, earlier today we had some person enter the forum talking about shorting and referring to BQX as a scam. Rather than sit idle and extend a long rope as we normally would do, I banned this person almost immediately. I didn’t do this to “muffle” anyone’s voices or to limit healthy debates or discussions but rather to protect the public profile of the community and Bitquence for the very reasons I just shared. I promise you that we love and embrace diverse opinions and love open debate but we all must now realize the we have moved into a very critical phase and professionalism has to be the standard. We are doing the impossible but each and everyone of us is playing a critical role in our overall success so lets not allow Fudsters and people focused on themselves to tarnish our image.
Thank you all for everything. Much love!
Competition
stephen corliss, [28.09.17 14:57] If you can find me just 1 single competitor who can do what we plan and do it in a way where they won't violate laws and can service every jurisdiction, let me know. I don't see anyone thinking about this the way we do. Remember, first may be okay initially but if your model isn't sustainable and insulated from all the changes to laws and regs that are forthcoming, then it won't matter as you will be out of business. Working smarter and with speed and precision is always better in my book. I don't think the complexity of what we are doing and the space we're doing it in is always apparent. You can't just build something, especially in finserv, without knowing first where all the minefields are, as many have tried before and have since departed with many others to follow. Don't get me wrong, I don't wish this on anyone but if you don't plan appropriately, there really isn't an excuse. If we are sustainable, everyone wins. The team has basically doubled in a week, so the train is rolling at a high rate of speed to deliver not only an innovative model but also "several" innovative tech solutions.
stephen corliss, [15.11.17 04:14] [In reply to EstimatedProphet: Stephen since you are the global strategist, what do you feel gives you a strategic advantage in comparison to competitors? Is the product quality? Is it your former experience in the finance industry? I would love to know. Also, do you feel that certain relationships you have made in the past working for BOA and BlackRock provided outlets/resources that others might not have access to?]
Great question. Let me try to answer as best I can. what do you feel gives you a strategic advantage in comparison to competitors? With Shingo’s vision and capabilities, my knowledge of global market structures and regulations and the expert team we have brought together, I believe there is no other firm with the collective capabilities that we have at Bitquence. I’ve personally spent nearly 30 years studying everything about global finance, capital markets, structures and regulation. I believe the team here cannot be replicated anywhere. So, competitors may be able to copy but they will never do it as well as us because of our knowledge advantage. Is the product quality? Knowledge and capabilities unleash quality, which is what will differentiate us from all others Is it your former experience in the finance industry? Partially but it is the team that gives us the advantage. Also, do you feel that certain relationships you have made in the past working for BOA and BlackRock provided outlets/resources that others might not have access to? OH, MOST DEFINITELY Lastly, what do you currently feel is the most important market for BQX to take over first? I think we’ve said this before, its the United States. Why? All others avoid the US because they believe it is too risky, I don’t agree. If you solve for the US, this means you can operate pretty much anywhere. So, we solve for the US now ( Which we have!) and then concurrently role out in other Jurisdictions across Europe and Asia. I know there is a global strategy at hand, but what national market is most important to make the mark and or ensure long term success? See above.
Shingo, [15.09.17 22:58] I've seen at least 12 platforms that people are saying "doing something similar to bitquence". If we were the only ones trying to do what we are doing, I would be very worried! The fact that so many are trying to do stuff like this simply means that there is a very real market need for it. Competition is good and will motivate us to make the best product
stephen corliss, [14.09.17 13:19] [In reply to momo] Absolutely, competition is healthy. However, we have a significant advantage as we have visionary engineers and financial minds who know how to create something that nobody has seen before that can also withstand the highest degree of scrutiny. I wish I could find the words to explain how difficult it is to uncover the solutions we have found but I cannot as it requires much more space than is available to me here. Plus, why tip off everyone! let them figure it out for themselves after we become the biggest baddest platform on the street!
stephen corliss about competition, [08.09.17 16:13] Coinbase is not a good barometer for Bitquence, whether we're discussing technology, legal/regulatory structure, product / service quality and depth or customer service. If you can't even get customer service right, how can anything else be great? No worries all, the BQX Team understands all the critical elements required to deliver! Competition? What competition....! In my view, we are trailblazers. Sure, many will try and follow us or even try to interpret our vision and replicate it to beat us to market, but none will be able to do this with complete success. That's what drives us and focused is what we are!
[In reply to Bjorn: How does BQX not be a competitor of existing Exchanges Stephen if we can buy and trade coins on the BQX platform?]
Thanks Justin! Hi Bjorn! Let me first call your attention to page 7 in our latest Whitepaper. Here you will find how all of the various dynamic layers of the platform work in conjunction with one another. BQX powers everything on the platform and links the Platform Layer with the Liquidity Layer. BQX will represent the individual baskets which will hold diverse ccy's and coins where liquidity for the individual constituent ccy's/coins will be sourced via CCY and Coin Exchanges. (also eliminating counterparty risk) There are a lot more nuances here but this should give you more details. I likened this to what we did with exchange traded funds over 15 years ago where exchanges at the time felt unnecessarily threatened by ETF's as they thought it would hurt their businesses. In fact, it did exactly the opposite as they generated exponentially more trading volumes because of the many:1 design of index funds. In the end, what this delivers is a fully fungible diverse basket of ccy's/coins that delivers the full benefits of directly holding them while streamlining day to day transactions for users. Does this help at all? Again, this is why we help exchanges grow their business as it allows for "mass adoption".
stephen corliss, [03.09.17 15:51] [In reply to Z Davinci] All, We hear you 100%. Let me make one point reference competition. Competition will be and is a healthy thing for any industry as it provides options for consumers while also allowing consumers to choose the better service provider and technology. However, when building a model in an industry such as this one that has to align with a complex financial industry centuries old, most will either fail or miss the mark significantly. What we have right now is a classic "square peg round hole" situation where ONLY those with the necessary technical, business AND industry expertise will win. What I can share here is this, we've done all of the necessary work designing a comprehensive solution that can flourish in a highly fluid business environment, where most others will be confused and distracted. I've set up many financial firms in my life worldwide so this is not unchartered territory and we will do whatever is necessary to ensure BItquence can flourish. FOCUS, BE BOLD, BE FAST, BUILD AND DELIVER, it is as simple as that.
stephen corliss, [08.09.17 02:17] [In reply to Slim] First, I'm old school so lets start with a giant HA! Then, lets move on to calling bullsh1t! Clearly, they have no idea about what we are building, and more importantly, how one goes about doing it. Lets take those comment 1 by 1. 1) Its a lot like Prism and Iconomi? What? Prism essentially deploys a CFD type model where holders do not hold the underlying coins it is meant to track and thus users have no rights or benefits that may come with each coin. All they have is a bet that they can win or lose. This is more appropriate for heavy traders employing a hedge or wanting quick/simple artificial exposure. It also doesn't save much in transaction costs either, which contradicts one of the main benefits of a CFD, their usually cheap! I don't knock their product but it is a complete 180 from BQX. Now Iconomi is different but similar. Considering my years with Indexes and ETF's, I clearly appreciate what they are trying to do. However, again, I have access to yield generation capabilities (or not depending on market moves) but what do I actually own? ICNX and ICNP only, not the underlying coins. Is the DAA transportable? No. I can go on and on but it seems unnecessary. Especially considering that none of this considers the Universal Wallet and all its benefits. 2) You do not own the currencies, you own the keys? Wrong, you own both! 3) You are given est. prices and own the assets and compare to actual investments? Nope, you know prices (est and actual) and own the ccy's 4) We are going big and will hv hurdles? Sure, but we solved those already! 5) Bitquence is centralized? Ah, nope its not. 6) They hold the wallet? Nope! 7) They are the exchange? Nope, we deliver optimized price discovery, cost reduction and lessen market impact 8) 1% Fee? Maybe but not finalized, however, that would be a lot cheaper than anyone else by leaps and bounds! 9) Years for product introduction to US customers? Solved!
Okay, did I miss anything? The problem here, all, is that our peers like to say that they understand Shingo's vision, but in all do respect they really really don't. They are building interesting products but none are remotely close to BQX because our visions and motivations are vastly different. We can cohabit the same space as we service different clientele but the similarities begin and end with we occupy space in the same industry. Product differentiation is quite vast.
stephen corliss, [07.11.17 20:53] [In reply to Ke: Is it fair to say that the biggest target bitquence is going after right now is Coinbase? Is that the real competitor?] I wouldn’t call it that specifically. In the financial space there are 2 main groups, Buy Side (eg Blackrock) and Sell Side (Brokers/Exchanges). I believe Bitquence is on the Buy Side and Coinbase is on the Sell Side. So, they could service us as a liquidity provider. However, because of their model involving coin storage, we will have an impact on them as consumers begin to leave their assets in cold-storage. However, this dynamic could still be positive for Coinbase as Bitquence creates opportunities to deliver new product sets of which Coinbase could provide liquidity and possibly even custody.
POS
stephen corliss, [13.09.17 13:54] POS is rebranded to Bitquence Predictions as POS implies other things, although we share numerous simiilarities
Shingo, [23.10.17 18:50] We have changed predictions as a "reward only" system to avoid complex legal concerns
Shingo, [23.10.17 18:42] [In reply to Marco: will BQX hodlers generate profits just by hodling ? (similar to OMG, NEO,...)] I would be cautious of any "passive income" model that is uncleared by regulated bodies. As Stephen said, there are some structures that may work and others that don't. There isn't enough guidance in the industry right now to say for sure Chris Ryan: So all Proof of Stake coins are considered securities?]
Stephen: That will depend on the details. First question to ask is always, what are users doing to earn divs? The less substance there is the more likely a coin will be found to be a security.
Shingo: The jury is still out for me whether or not proof of stake is passive or active income. Masternodes to me seem to be able to be justified as "active income" since you are providing services to the network and getting compensated in return. In that sense you could say you are getting paid income by the organization. The way OMG describes their model is a "tollbooth on a busy highway". As Stephen always says "The devil is in the details". I wouldn't want to say anything here without proper due diligence. I am excited for what OMG is doing and think they have a lot very great minds working for them. I'm sure they are considering issues such as these
stephen corliss, [02.09.17 14:30] Good morning! Quick details on POS or what we now call Bitquence Predictions. First, the critical outcome from this service is high quality intelligent data, which you can think of as Consensus based research. This service is the first step as it builds a valuable data inventory that will feed into our Basket creation, risk management, asset allocation and other functionality. It also allows knowledgeable and successful users to establish and build their reputation and following on the platform. This was never intended to be a gambling service and be, as some say above, "the only value maker for BQX". This thinking is an incorrect interpretation and I hope this explains why. BQX value creation, as discussed in slightly earlier threads, is generated by what happens in the next phases of the project, which are the "transactional" based Baskets and Universal Wallet services where BQX is both 1) necessary as Gas and for transactions and storage 2) A constituent holding option in the basket 3) liquidity enabler for the Liquidity Network and The Universal Wallet. Now, there are a lot more details to think about when thinking about BQX value creation but each one of the above should provide the basis for that analysis. Hope this helps.
stephen corliss, [29.08.17 22:40] All, I want to be sure the entire community understands precisely how POS will work. First, as you all know, we have been doing a deep global analysis of our entire roadmap, vision, products and services. This strategic analysis is and will continue to be our guidebook for all related decisions. The analysis is premised on one large assumption, during the short and intermediate term Bitquence should not require financial related licenses (Unless it is mandatory) in any jurisdiction. As such, with regards to POS, we have completed the required analysis and in NO way will this service be considered gambling, investment or derivative related. Users will not surrender / pay anything of monetary value to participate in POS. Winners will benefit and be rewarded for providing essential data but this will not come from any other user who predicting incorrectly. We will share more information but the above statements should clear this issue up. We of course understand that some of the information put out by us may have lead to this confusion but we will revisit those materials in due time to ensure they are more precise. Thank you everyone!
stephen corliss, [28.09.17 14:51] [In reply to Yoyo: People would get free coins to keep coin in the wallet?] Lets stick to Predictions. In order to build the most powerful financial platform, it begins with intelligent data. The best or smartest data isn't traditional research or crowd-based data individually but collectively. So, we begin by building superior Intelligence by first having users provide predictions on coin performance over short and long term periods enriched with other social data created on the platform. To encourage use, we allow users to join the platform and begin predicting and participating in other social engagement. The more accurate you are, the more rewards users can obtain. The more followers users gain, the more rewards they obtain. This is unique content and when enriched with other traditional and non-traditional research, it is highly intelligent and significantly useful to users when making both passive and active coin decisions.
Shingo, [27.10.17 07:04] [In reply to Ab Alphabeta1: Any coin which provides some sort of dividends be considered security?] I think the distinction is more between passive and active income and income on investment versus income for services rendered. Any token that requires you to stake or use your token in some sort of process that benefits the network suggests to me that it is compensation for services rendered. That being said, line is really blurry and won't become clear until governments and regulators catch up and render a decision
Marketing
Shingo, [19.10.17 19:27] I want to clarify what we mean by marketing. What we will NOT be doing is buying ads, spending on search/video/interstitial etc. What we ARE doing is putting effort into nurturing our community and increasing our earned traffic. This means upgrading the brand, creating a PR plan, scheduling releases etc. Once we launch the product, we will begin to buy ads and push the marketing pedal. I believe that this is the right strategy and will help to develop this community organically
stephen corliss, [20.10.17 01:55] As I know you all know how we approach things by now, I would hope you all expect a slow dribble of news that all connects strategically. We have a lot of great things brewing and information will follow but only when the time is right. We don’t buy into the hole pump crap, so please just remember that we are extremely strategic and precise in everything we do.
Shingo, [16.11.17 20:03] [In reply to Steve Crypto: Do you plan to make another Dev Update video for those who are not part of the Product Council?] Maybe... I've answered this question a bit before. We want to release less high quality content. What will likely be the format going forward is: - ExplaineAnimated Product videos - Captain's Log - Thinkpieces - Blog
Shingo, [01.09.17 02:38] [In reply to EstimatedProphet: Shingo are there any strategic marketing techniques being aimed at the general public? I know you're targeting mass adoption, but what is the plan for reaching consumers outside of the Crypto community?] Lots of guerilla marketing. One of the initiatives we are working on right now is building a large library of content aimed at new users (courses, blog content, guides etc.) We are hoping that for many people, their first interaction with bitquence will be "how do I buy bitcoin" or "what is Bitcoin" We hope to serve the user over the course of their journey of discovery from learning about crypto, to becoming a social crypto trader
Shingo, [10.09.17 18:41] While we are developing the product, we want to be careful with the brand and marketing. There is no point in pushing out our message far and wide before we have anything to show people besides demo videos. Building a community organically is much more powerful than building an artificial community that doesn't care about the product
Shingo, [13.09.17 21:05] [In reply to Ke: Shingo...could you shed some light on how you and the team plan to get this out to the masses once the product is out? Do you plan for early adopters to be sophisticated types looking to enter a new asset class or do you plan on positioning the product as a new cool way for millenials to get a solid ROI through this beautiful tech solution? Or can you adequately market to both groups?] We don't quite want to tip our hand just yet, but our customer acquisition strategy is going to strategic partnerships and aggressive competition to market incumbents. Our strategy with exchanges has always been to get more people exposed to BQX and learning about it which is why we have been pushing for listings and why Binance was a great victory for us. The second part is aggressively going after different market sectors in the crypto industry and strategically taking market share. We anticipate that improved tools, guerilla marketing, enthusiastic community and solid promotional materials will make for a powerful combination as we enter the next phase of development
Shingo, [19.09.17 18:50] [In reply to Greg: It would be nice to put up dates on roadmap in white paper or in one of dev updates, to be official.] We don't want to promise something we can't fulfill. We try to hold true to everything we say publicly. Our PR motto is under promise and over deliver which typically leads to more happy people than the opposite
stephen corliss, [24.09.17 16:43] [In reply to M I H A I] Good day all. Marketing is absolutely critical. However, burning capital on marketing "too early" runs the risk of having a large CAC that will have significant negative results. Your points are not wrong but the right timing is essential
Shingo, [09.10.17 05:17] What I want to do is frame up some more of our ambitious thinking in a way that people can understand where we see all of this going but also while preserving our competitive advantages over others
Shingo, [13.10.17 20:58] Again - we are revamping our marketing efforts and part of that means putting together a cohesive plan and schedule. That means less in the short term, but I believe that it will be highly beneficial in the long term once we start executing to this plan. Instead of putting out mediocre marketing immediately, we are going to put out great marketing in due time.
stephen corliss, [20.10.17 14:15] The only things we will be protective of are those elements that allow us to maintain a competitive advantage and a leading position. Typically these will be strategic initiatives that we will need to keep top secret until making a big public reveal. This allows us to protect our first mover advantage and further differentiate ourselves from everyone else. We have a few big surprises already.. 😊
stephen corliss, [24.10.17 14:27] All, lets move on to more constructive topics. We have just hired a very talented Marketing Executive who is developing our short and long term strategy as we speak. The benefits of this change will be significant and be visible across all channels and methods so lets stay tuned. I’m quite excited as this has been a big missing component for us that is now ramping up!
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The CEO of Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, Changpeng Zhao aka CZ appeared on Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia and shed light on Bitcoin’s price movement. While the entire crypto community has been awaiting a significant price change in Bitcoin, CZ suggested that Bitcoin would sooner or later, considering the current scenario that consists of everything pertaining to macroeconomics as ... John Light is the co-founder of PawnCoin, an innovative way for bitcoin users to unlock the value of their bitcoins.He has been making the rounds with investors, pitching his business in front of ... Similarly to Hal Finney’s 2009 tweet that said: “Running Bitcoin,” Light tweeted: Running drivenet — John Light (@lightcoin) June 29, 2020. Light detailed how he synced the platform and ... John Light. Follow. Sep 27, 2017 · 5 min read. In today’s era of ICOs, appcoins, and “permissioned blockchains”, I am often asked about what I think about the future of bitcoin. Will it ... News is emerging that the world’s largest crypto exchange, Binance, has been the victim of an attempted ransom demand from a scammer. The attacker Even after CZ announced that Binance would not pursue the re-org option, the fact that this was even brought up ignited outrage in the Bitcoin and crypto community. The power of exchanges and mining groups to control what should, in essence, be a decentralized network had been unintentionally brought to light. Some have thrown out accusations of the Bitcoin network becoming centrally managed. BitMEX, Kraken, Binance, Bitcoin.com ... he said “CSW is a fraud. Investing in a fraud never ends well.” Binance, you might recall, leverages its laughably light (read: non-existent) Know-Your-Customer procedures to attract millions (approaching billions) in criminally-gained digital assets for the purpose of money laundering. Roger “I think insider trading is a non-crime” Ver, owner ... Launched as recently as late 2017, Binance is a third-party exchange platform that allows users to buy, sell and trade cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, and hundreds more. Although the company now has its headquarters in the European Isle of Malta, the project was founded by Chinese national Changpeng Zhao (CZ). John McAfee is a prime example. The software pioneer turned digital coin advocate says he ... Zhao said he was “against fraud,” and then Binance delisted Bitcoin SV. The coin’s market value ... Binance is a cryptocurrency exchange that’s been gaining momentum over the past few months. Here’s our Binance review. What Is Binance? Binance, found online at Binance.com, is a popular cryptocurrency exchange currently sitting in the top 20 exchanges by volume.. The exchange has particularly strong volume in pairs like NEO/BTC, GAS/BTC, ETH/BTC, and BNB/BTC.

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