MicroStrategy CEO: „Bitcoin is like LeBron James

MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor compares the development of Bitcoin to that of basketball star LeBron James.

In an interview with German financial expert and non-fiction author Marc Friedrich, MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor emphasized that the criticism of Bitcoin (BTC), which was still valid in 2015 and 2017, is no longer valid.

Like LeBron James

Since 2017, Bitcoin has made significant progress in terms of infrastructure, fundamentals and adoption. In addition, and probably for this very reason, more and more institutional investors have invested in BTC this year as a store of value and a hedge against inflation.

While 2017 was still cited as a major criticism that the crypto currency would fluctuate too much and could possibly fall to zero, Saylor sees the development over the last three years as a sufficient counter-argument that will blow this criticism away.

The MicroStrategy boss symbolizes this by referring to the successful basketball player LeBron James, who is repeatedly traded as the heir to the legendary Michael Jordan. As Saylor points out in his analogy, even James, despite his great talent, would have had to mature before success could be achieved:

„I also think it is important to address the concerns and concerns of those in the crypto community who fear that Bitcoin is too risky, too volatile or could even go to zero. These people are still living in 2012, 2015, or 2017, and I will respond to them with this example: LeBron James played basketball between the ages of 9 and 18, when he was very talented but erratic and volatile. When he grew up, he destroyed every one of his opponents between the ages of 18 and 28.

One of the most important developments Bitcoin has made since 2017 is the significant expansion of the market. While three years ago, crypto trading platforms like BitMEX, which specializes in private investors, dominated the derivatives trading market on their own, the picture has changed.

As Cointelegraph reported, the large options exchange Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), which targets institutional investors, now has a trading volume similar to that of crypto-trading platforms for retail investors. For example, CME Bitcoin futures had $1.14 billion in open interest on December 4, which is higher than Binance Futures, Bybit, Huobi and BitMEX.

The on-chain data also shows that more and more large transactions are being made on the Bitcoin block chain, which is further evidence of the increased interest of institutional investors.

According to IntoTheBlock, the number of transactions worth more than $100,000 has doubled in the last two years. From this, the crypto-market researchers conclude, increasing activity by institutions.

Not only has the number of high volume transactions increased considerably, but also their volume has risen noticeably, the analysts write:

„The number of transactions of over 100,000 US dollars per day on the Bitcoin block chain has more than doubled compared to the previous year. In addition, the total volume moved in these transactions has increased more than six times over the same period“.

The increased interest of the institutions is an important driving force, which on the one hand provides for high capital inflows and on the other hand strengthens the perception of the crypto currency as a legitimate investment product in the mainstream. As Saylor stated in the interview, Bitcoin has thus taken a decisive step, which now provides it with the basis for writing a similar success story to LeBron.

Payday – whales sell their bitcoin to institutions, scarcity increases

The whales are currently causing pressure to sell, but the shortage could soon push the price back up.

Big Bitcoin investors, the so-called „whales“, are currently selling parts of their assets to institutional investors, while the scarcity of the cryptocurrency is becoming ever more acute.

As data from several sources show, while more and more Bitcoin Machine are being deposited on crypto exchanges and offered for sale, the demand, especially from institutional investors, is still significantly greater than the available supply.

Institutions don’t let up

According to data from Coin98 crypto market researchers, the Grayscale asset management company bought twice as many Bitcoin in November alone as were newly produced by miners (see graphic).

Together with Square and PayPal, the other two big companies buying up more and more Bitcoin, Grayscale creates an imbalance between supply and demand, the logical consequence of which is an increase in prices .

Also in December can not Grayscale gradually bought last 7,000 BTC in just 24 hours, whereby the assets under management of the investment firm on 4 December to more than 10.5 billion US dollars rose is.

At the same time, Bitcoin was able to break the previous record high this week and climb towards the psychologically important US $ 20,000, which, however, has created massive selling pressure

Subsequently, however, the market-leading crypto currency was able to catch up again at 18,100 US dollars and climb back to 19,000 US dollars, but the 20,000 US dollar mark remains a major hurdle. The driving force for this is probably that the “Bitcoin whales” and long-term investors currently have a good opportunity to book out their profits, as institutions like Grayscale keep buying.

This thesis is confirmed by the fact that the whales increasingly deposited Bitcoin back into crypto exchanges this week as the price approached the $ 20,000 mark. While the resulting sales pressure initially keeps the current climbing party in check, the Bitcoin fortunes migrate behind the scenes from the whales to institutions like Grayscale and their clients.

„The number of addresses that buy more than 1 million US dollars in Bitcoin and then withdraw them from crypto exchanges has grown by leaps and bounds,“ as CNBC reported on Thursday .

„That is an increase of more than 180% since 2017. The analysts conclude from this that more and more wealthy investors are buying Bitcoin and then storing it offline.“

The shortage of the market-leading cryptocurrency will continue if the Bitcoin that has been bought out is immediately taken out of circulation. All the more likely that Bitcoin will be able to resume its current soaring as soon as the whales stop selling and the institutions continue to maintain their demand.

Binance to airdrop Spark token to XRP holders

Flare Networks has announced that the snapshot will be taken on December 12.

The Spark token is a “utility fork” of XRP.

Binance exchange has announced that it will participate in the next Flare Networks Spark token airdrop.

Spark Airdrop on Binance

XRP owners will receive the Spark token at the start of 2021 in a 1: 1 ratio, which means that 100 billion Spark tokens will be created. The snapshot of XRP balances will take place on December 12 at 12 p.m. UTC. Beneficiaries will retain ownership of their XRP funds while receiving the new tokens.

Other exchanges have already announced that they will support aidrop namely Bitstamp, Bithumb and Crypto.com.

Flare Networks also wants to join other renowned exchanges such as Coinbase, Bitfinex and Kraken. Ripple’s main partner in Japan, SBI, is also exploring whether or not to support the distribution of Spark tokens.

Fork you XRP

Flare Networks will integrate the Ethereum virtual machine so that smart contracts can be executed on the Ethereum blockchain using XRP.

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse said Flare will give users the best of both worlds:

“From my perspective, Flare combines the best of XRP (VERY fast settlement), Ethereum (smart contracts) and Avalanche (for consensus), which extends the usefulness of XRP and creates smart contracts for new use cases like lending and decentralized finance (DeFi) ”.

Safiya Umerova gewinnt 2016 WSOP $ 1.500 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout

Safiya Umerova , eine in Russland geborene Pokerprofi, die jetzt in Los Angeles lebt, ist die zweite Spielerin, die dieses Jahr ein WSOP-Goldarmband gewonnen hat. Umerova gewann das $ 1.500 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout für ihr erstes Goldstück im Zusammenhang mit der WSOP und den Hauptpreis von $ 264.046 , das größte Geld, das sie seit Beginn ihrer kurzen Pokerkarriere gesammelt hat.

Umerova begann vor ungefähr anderthalb Jahren Poker zu spielen.

Zunächst nahm sie an Cash Games mit kleinen Einsätzen in Pokerclubs in LA teil

Es war dieses Jahr, als sie anfing, an Turnieren teilzunehmen. Sie war begeistert von der Aufregung dieses Angebots und hat in den letzten Monaten an einer Reihe von One Casino Veranstaltungen teilgenommen.

Kurz nach ihrem Sieg letzte Nacht gab die Spielerin bekannt, dass sie viel Zeit und Mühe in das Erlernen des Spiels investiert hat . Sie hat viele Bücher gelesen und wurde von vielen erfahrenen Menschen unterstützt. Umerova schrieb ihren Triumph letzte Nacht hauptsächlich der Tatsache zu, dass sie sehr hart an ihrem Spiel gearbeitet hat.

Wie oben erwähnt, ist die in Russland geborene Spielerin, die vor etwa sechs Jahren in die USA kam, die zweite Spielerin, die ein Turnier im diesjährigen Spielplan der Serie gewonnen hat. Noch vor zwei Tagen hat Kanadas Kristen Bicknell das $ 1.500 Bounty No-Limit Hold’em für ihr zweites Goldstück gewonnen.

Auf die Frage, wie es sei, eine Frau in der männlichen Welt des Pokers zu sein, sagte Umerova, dass weibliche Spieler oft unterschätzt würden. Sie fügte hinzu, dass es ihr ziemlich oft passiert war, als sie am Pokertisch saß.

Trotzdem hat Umerova bewiesen, dass Frauen gleich gut spielen und riesige Spielerfelder besiegen können. Apropos, das $ 1.500 No-Limit Hold’em zog in diesem Jahr bis zu 1.050 Teilnehmer an.

Der generierte Preispool von 1.417.500 USD wurde an die 120 besten Teilnehmer verteilt

Das Turnier wurde über drei Tage im Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino gespielt. Der letzte Tag des Events begann mit 12 Spielern, die zurückkehrten , um den offiziellen Finaltisch mit neun Händen zu decken und gegen einen späteren Gewinner zu spielen. Von allen 12 Überlebenden waren Vanessa Selbst und Sam Greenwood die einzigen Spieler, die zuvor Goldarmbänder gewonnen haben. Beide schafften es jedoch nicht bis zum Final Table.

Das Neunhandspiel begann mit dem britischen Spieler Niall Farrell als Chipleader, gefolgt von Umerova. Die beiden Spieler standen sich schließlich im Heads-up gegenüber. Es dauerte 59 Hände, bis einer der beiden als Turniersieger hervorging. Hand # 152 war die letzte, die letzte Nacht gespielt wurde.

Umerova erhöhte auf den Button auf 200.000 und Farrell ging All-In. Umerova callte und reichte [Ah] [6h] gegen die [Qs] [9h] ihrer Gegnerin ein . Das Board lief aus [Ad] [Kh] [5c] [5h] [2h] und sicherte der Pokerprofi den Titel. Farrell sammelte insgesamt $ 163.158 für seinen zweiten Platz.

Michael Mixer aus E Greenwich, Rhode Island, belegte den 3. Platz für $ 118.109 . Der Bulgare Yuliyan Kolev belegte den 4. Platz für eine Auszahlung von 86.513 USD . Damian Salas aus Argentinien sammelte $ 64.129 für den 5. Platz. Raymond Ho aus Cerritos, Kalifornien, belegte den 6. Platz für 48.115 US-Dollar .

Daniel McAulay aus Großbritannien belegte den 7. Platz, gut für 36.543 USD . Daniel Tang , ein weiterer britischer Spieler am Finaltisch, gewann 28.101 US-Dollar am Preispool, um den 8. Platz zu belegen. Der Russe Alexander Lakhov wurde 9. für 21.881 US-Dollar .

A repressão na China pode ser a razão por trás do aumento do preço do Bitcoin (BTC) acima de US $ 18.000

A trading QCP Capital, sediada em Cingapura, observa que as mineradoras chinesas estão enfrentando grandes problemas de liquidez e incapazes de vender suas participações devido à repressão do governo às bolsas. Essa lacuna na demanda e oferta desencadeou a última alta dos preços do BTC.

Embora tenha havido várias teorias apoiando o Bitcoin Trader aumento de preços com participação institucional, há outro motivo para abastecer essa alta.

A recente repressão da China nas trocas locais de criptografia pode ter desempenhado um papel significativo no salto do Bitcoin

É a economia básica de oferta e demanda desempenhando um papel fundamental por trás do movimento de preços mais recente do BTC. Enquanto a demanda disparou de um lado, a oferta está secando do outro. A trading QCP Capital, sediada em Cingapura, disse que, com a última repressão às bolsas, as mineradoras chinesas estão encontrando cada vez mais dificuldade para liquidar suas participações.

“A falta de oferta alimentou extremamente bem a tendência deste rali, sem nenhuma das grandes vendas típicas da atividade de mineração no passado”. escreviQCP Capital. A trading observa que, apesar de todas as conversas sobre fatores macro e proteção contra a inflação, a alta se deve a outros motivos. Os mineiros de bitcoin geralmente descarregam seus ativos no mercado para financiar suas despesas.

Eles fazem essa atividade quase diariamente e recebem pagamentos em moedas locais. Assim, por ser vendedores constantes, a ação mineira influencia o movimento do preço do BTC. Agora, só os mineiros chineses controlam 70% do poder de mineração do Bitcoin ou a taxa de hash. Com a repressão do governo chinês, os mineiros têm suas contas bancárias e dinheiro congelados. Assim, eles simplesmente não são capazes de liquidar o BTC em dinheiro.

Esta crise de oferta das mineradoras está elevando ainda mais os preços do BTC

74% dos mineradores de Bitcoin enfrentam problemas de liquidez devido à repressão na China
Citando o estudo da QCP Capital, o repórter criptográfico chinês Wu Blockchain relatou que quase 74% dos mineradores de Bitcoin estão enfrentando problemas de liquidez. A repressão do governo chinês começou no início deste ano, em junho de 2020. Desde então, a situação vem piorando.

O relatório da QCP Capital observa que, durante o início de setembro de 2020, o preço do BTC foi corrigido de $ 12.000 para $ 10.000. A trading atribui essa correção à venda do minerador. Mas mais recentecomo sabemos, troca de criptografia OKExsuspendeu as operações indefinidamente em outubro após a repressão. Estados QCP Capital:

“Piscinas de mineração estavam vendendo grandes pedaços de bitcoin no início de setembro por meio de bolsas, mas isso foi interrompido às pressas quando suas últimas avenidas fiat de rampa de saída foram impactadas com a prisão de grandes cabeças de câmbio como Star Xu e outros [over-the-counter] corretores ”.

Essa crise de oferta, juntamente com a demanda institucional, desencadeou um grande aumento no preço do BTC. Curiosamente, os dados mais recentes da Glassnode confirmam que a receita da mineradora também atingiu os níveis pré-COVID.

Il pagamento Bitcoin è ora accettato per i servizi di passaporti statunitensi

I servizi Peninsula Visa and Passport negli Stati Uniti hanno annunciato, tramite un comunicato stampa, che il pagamento Bitcoin è ora accettato per alcuni servizi di passaporti selezionati, come il rinnovo del passaporto, il cambio di nome e il secondo passaporto.

La società Visa expeditor accetta il pagamento Bitcoin per i servizi attraverso Coinbase Commerce come processore sicuro per queste transazioni. Secondo l’azienda, l’aggiunta di Bitcoin come opzione di pagamento è una mossa al momento giusto.

La Bitcoin ha continuato a godere di un’adozione massiccia nel settore privato della società e nel settore pubblico. Negli ultimi tempi, i governi hanno prestato attenzione al re dei crittografi mentre lo integrano nei loro sistemi.

Perché Peninsula Visa ora accetta il pagamento Bitcoin

Il COO dello studio, Evan James, ha rivelato che l’adozione di Peninsula Visa Bitcoin è una preparazione per il futuro. Ha detto che la decisione della società si basava sulle previsioni future che un mondo post COVID si sarebbe affidato maggiormente ai moduli di pagamento digitali.

BTC è stato uno dei mezzi di pagamento alternativi più accettati oggi dalle aziende e dagli uomini d’affari nel mondo.

Peninsula Visa, inoltre, nell’ambito della garanzia di un’esperienza di pagamento Bitcoin senza soluzione di continuità, ha messo in atto misure per affrontare l’elevata volatilità di BTC. Il cambio (Coinbase) consentirebbe una finestra in cui il tasso di cambio sarà bloccato per dieci minuti. Coinbase lo notifica a seconda del movimento del prezzo di BTC. La società può fornire un nuovo tasso di cambio dopo il tempo.

Le aziende pubbliche continuano ad adottare Bitcoin

Evan James ha notato che sono il primo fornitore di servizi Visa ad offrire servizi di passaporto americano con Bitcoin. Ma a livello globale, non sono i primi ad accettare la crittografia come mezzo di pagamento.

Come modo per superare le loro difficoltà economiche, il governo venezuelano ha aperto il pagamento Bitcoin per l’elaborazione del passaporto, il pagamento dello stipendio, l’importazione e l’esportazione. Allo stesso modo, in Austria, i residenti possono utilizzare il Bitcoin per pagare vari servizi presso 3.500 uffici postali australiani.

L’échec de l’attaque a menacé de lier les adresses IP aux identités des utilisateurs.

  • Monero a été la cible d’une attaque aujourd’hui qui aurait pu compromettre la vie privée de certains utilisateurs.
  • Cependant, l’attaque n’a pas atteint son objectif : relier les adresses IP et les identités des utilisateurs.
  • L’identité de l’attaquant est toujours inconnue.

Monero a été la cible d’une tentative d’attaque de la Sybille qui Bitcoin Era a finalement échoué, selon les rapports du développeur de projet Riccardo Spagni.

Adresses IP ciblées par l’attaquant

Comme l’explique Spagni, un attaquant inconnu a fait fonctionner plusieurs nœuds pour tenter de compromettre la vie privée des utilisateurs de Monero. En substance, l’attaquant a essayé d’enregistrer les adresses IP et de les associer à certaines transactions pour compromettre la vie privée des utilisateurs.

L’attaque a exploité un bogue spécifique à Monero qui a augmenté les chances de l’attaquant de se retrouver dans la liste des pairs d’un nœud légitime.

Mais l’attaque a finalement échoué : Spagni décrit les tentatives de l’attaquant comme „largement incompétentes“ et „maladroites“, ajoutant que l’attaquant n’a exploité aucune des fonctionnalités de confidentialité de Monero sur la chaîne, telles que les transactions protégées ou les signatures en anneau.

Spagni affirme que, bien que la ligne d’attaque précise soit nouvelle, des attaques similaires pourraient être effectuées contre la plupart des cryptocurrences et des pièces de monnaie de la vie privée. Ainsi, Spagni recommande aux utilisateurs de Monero de diffuser leurs transactions via Tor ou i2p. Monero a également publié une liste noire des adresses associées à l’attaquant, ce qui réduira encore les risques.

Il convient de noter que l’attaque ne touche que les utilisateurs de Monero qui utilisent un noeud complet, et non les utilisateurs qui ont un portefeuille léger.

Qui a mené l’attaque ?

On ne sait pas exactement qui est responsable de l’attaque. Il est possible qu’une société de surveillance ait exécuté l’attaque. Étant donné que le gouvernement américain a engagé deux sociétés d’analyse pour contourner la vie privée de Monero, il est plausible que l’une de ces sociétés soit responsable de la tentative d’attaque.

Spagni prétend que des sociétés telles que Chainalysis ont utilisé des techniques similaires pour surveiller d’autres chaînes de blocage comme Bitcoin.

Cependant, il ne croit pas que ce soit le cas dans cette attaque.

Spagni affirme que Chainalysis „a déjà une relation“ avec les échanges et dit qu’elle peut demander des informations que l’attaque de Sybil aurait fournies. „Je ne pense pas qu’ils s’en donneraient la peine“, conclut-il.

Amerikanske borgere krævet at levere data om kryptoer modtaget gennem luftdrop

IRS, den amerikanske skattetjeneste, har netop præciseret den procedure, som brugerne skal følge i forhold til kryptokurver, når de indgiver deres selvangivelse. Når de rapporterer om det aktuelle år, skal amerikanske borgere rapportere „om de har modtaget nogen økonomisk interesse i en virtuel valuta.“

IRS har afklaret skatteydere skal svare ja på dette spørgsmål, hvis de har solgt kryptoer, byttet dem til varer, tjenester eller ejendom. Det samme svar skal gives, hvis Bitcoin Profit er modtaget gratis, for eksempel gennem en luftdrop eller som et resultat af en hård gaffel. Imidlertid bør amerikanske beboere svare nej, hvis de simpelthen har en krypto eller har foretaget overførsler mellem deres egne tegnebøger.

IRS har understreget, at kravene beskrevet ovenfor vil træde i kraft, medmindre der opstår „uventede problemer“ eller en ny lovgivning vedtages.

IRS har hidtil nægtet at afklare spørgsmålet om kryptobeskatning og har i stedet sendt breve til kryptoejere, der minder dem om, at de måske har glemt at rapportere visse skatter, eller at deres retur er forkert.

Bitcoin is voor een nichepubliek! Hier is voor wie het is

De recente Bitcoin Investor-studie van Grayscale heeft een goed beeld geschetst voor Bitcoin wat betreft acceptatie. Meer dan de helft [55%] van de investeerders in de Verenigde Staten was geïnteresseerd in Bitcoin-investeringsproducten in 2020, vergeleken met 36% die werd waargenomen in 2019. De belangrijkste redenen voor deze boost zijn de pandemie die mensen ertoe aanzet om op zoek te gaan naar nieuwe investeringsmethoden en Bitcoin Lifestyle heeft bewezen betere winsten op te leveren in de nasleep van de COVID-19-crash.

Ondanks de toename van de acceptatie van Bitcoin , hebben bepaalde demografische gegevens een gebrek aan interesse in Bitcoin-investeringsproducten uitgedrukt. Volgens het onderzoek van Grayscale toonde slechts 40% van de investeerders in de leeftijdsgroep 55-64 jaar, de oudste van de onderzochte sectie, bekendheid met Bitcoin. Deze waarde was de laagste binnen elke leeftijdsgroep. Bovendien merkte slechts 30% van de 55-64-jarigen een neiging op om Bitcoin-beleggingsproducten te overwegen.

De bovenstaande grafiek gaf een beter beeld van de interesse die Bitcoin onder de massa heeft gewekt. Hier kunnen we opmerken dat de volgers van Bitcoin voornamelijk afkomstig waren van de jongere generaties, variërend van Millenials tot GenX.

Bitcoin betreft Boomers

We wisten dat de acceptatie van technologie moeilijk is naarmate we hoger op de leeftijdsschaal gaan, maar dat leek geen grote zorg voor crypto. De zorgen weerspiegelden echter de omstandigheden van oudere beleggers met betrekking tot toegang tot beleggingsinkomsten voor het naderen van hun pensioen.

Terwijl andere zorgen over de vluchtigheid van Bitcoin bijna 81% van de ongeïnteresseerden kwelden. Als we echter kijken naar de marktprestaties van Bitcoin in 2020, heeft het actief een grote volwassenheid weerspiegeld, aangezien de grote positieve of negatieve aankondigingen zijn geabsorbeerd door de Bitcoin-markt. Het nieuws over de investeringen van Square in Bitcoin of het onderzoek van OKEx had geen grote invloed op de BTC-waarde. Vanwege deze zorgen als investeringsactiva zei 84% dat BTC „te riskant was voor hun investeringsprofiel“.

Mannelijke investeerders die in een landelijk gebied wonen, 51 jaar oud en met beleggingen tussen $ 100K en $ 250K, verklaarden de reden om Bitcoin op afstand te houden als:

„Het is niet tastbaar, te veel variabelen met hun waarde.“

Terwijl vrouwelijke investeerders die op het platteland woonden, 37 jaar oud met een belegbaar vermogen van $ 25.000 en $ 50.000, waren op hun hoede voor de cyberaanvallen.

“Het computersysteem van ons bedrijf is gehackt door iemand die losgeld in Bitcoin wilde. Ik vertrouw het niet. “

Zelfs nu het onderzoek de Millenials dicteert om in de komende decennia bijna $ 68 biljoen van babyboomers te erven, wordt de huidige adoptie stopgezet. Hoewel de veiligheid van het activum een ​​van de grootste zorgen was, niet alleen voor boomers, maar ook voor de millenials, werden de zorgen over regelgeving en geen overheidstoezicht op Bitcoin aan deze lijst toegevoegd.

I cubani si rivolgono alle rimesse Bitcoin con il 25% di commissioni per battere il blocco

I cubani disperati stanno facendo di tutto per ricevere rimesse dall’estero per aggirare il blocco bancario del Paese, rivolgendosi a Crypto Trader, intermediari che prendono commissioni fino al 25% e consegne di biciclette mentre le sanzioni economiche continuano a mordere.

Queste le conclusioni di un rapporto dell’agenzia di stampa AFP (tramite il quotidiano peruviano Gestión)

La nazione ha trascorso 58 anni sotto il blocco economico dopo che gli Stati Uniti hanno imposto per la prima volta sanzioni a Cuba nel 1962, ma i cubani d’oltremare continuano a cercare il modo di aggirare le banche nella loro ricerca di inviare denaro a casa, con la maggior parte delle principali istituzioni finanziarie del mondo che diffidano di fare qualsiasi tipo di affari con la nazione. I servizi di Stripe, PayPal, Visa e altri servizi di bonifico e di e-pay non offrono servizi per i cittadini cubani con sede nei loro paesi d’origine.

Solo nel 2017 i cubani d’oltremare hanno inviato allo stato insulare 3,5 miliardi di dollari di rimesse. L’agenzia di stampa ha riferito che una piattaforma di rimesse alimentata da bitcoin, chiamata Bitremesas, è diventata sempre più popolare nel Paese.

Ciò comporta l’invio di BTC attraverso la piattaforma da parte di familiari e amici che vivono all’estero. Ma piuttosto che inviarle alle loro famiglie – spesso non bancarie e analfabete in tutto ciò che riguarda la crittografia – gli intermediari si offrono invece per il diritto di „consegnare“ queste rimesse di persona.

Si tratta di „convertire“ le rimesse di BTC

Si tratta di „convertire“ le rimesse di BTC a fiat e consegnarle di persona ai loro destinatari – spesso in bicicletta in viaggi di 14 km attraverso l’implacabile caldo cubano.

I premi sono comunque redditizi. AFP ha dichiarato che gli intermediari di Bitremesas possono ricavare „fino al 25%“ di commissione dagli accordi, in effetti imbustando un quarto di tutte le BTC inviate.

L’agenzia di stampa ha citato un intermediario di Bitremesas freelance, affermando che „calcoli non ufficiali“ hanno stimato che una comunità di cubani di 10.000 persone fa uso di bitcoin, in particolare per scopi legati alle rimesse.