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Il responsabile di Bitcoin Core fa un passo indietro e incoraggia la decentralizzazione

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„Una cosa è chiara: questo è un progetto serio ora, e dobbiamo iniziare a prendere sul serio la decentralizzazione“, ha detto Wladimir van der Laan.

Il manutentore principale di Bitcoin Core, Wladimir van der Laan, ha deciso di assumere „ancora di più“ un „ruolo di sfondo“ per il bene di decentralizzare ulteriormente il progetto, secondo un nuovo post sul blog.

Bitcoin Core è il software chiave alla base della rete Bitcoin. Mentre il lavoro di van der Laan è per lo più di natura „amministrativa“, assicurandosi che il codice del progetto proceda senza problemi, alcuni nella comunità lo vedono come una sorta di leader. Come dice van der Laan, è diventato una sorta di „collo di bottiglia centralizzato“.

Il suo annuncio arriva dopo essersi trovato in mezzo alle polemiche giovedì. Alcuni utenti di Crypto Cash non hanno gradito la sua decisione di ritirare il libro bianco da bitcoincore.org, in seguito alle minacce legali di Craig Wright. Ma van der Laan sostiene che questa decisione di ritirarsi da Core è una decisione a cui stava pensando da un po‘.

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„Inizierò delegando i miei compiti, e diminuendo il mio coinvolgimento. Non ho intenzione di smettere di contribuire a Bitcoin, o anche al progetto Bitcoin Core, ma vorrei togliermi dal percorso critico e assumere (ancora di più) un ruolo di secondo piano“, ha scritto.

Decentrare lo sviluppo di Bitcoin Core

Pensa che questa mossa aiuterà a decentralizzare il progetto, una moneta digitale che si suppone non abbia leader. „Una cosa è chiara: questo è un progetto serio ora, e dobbiamo iniziare a prendere sul serio la decentralizzazione“, ha scritto van der Laan.

La sua decisione è parte di uno sforzo molto più grande per decentralizzare ulteriormente il progetto. Per esempio, il 2020 ha visto un’ondata di aziende Bitcoin che hanno elargito sovvenzioni agli sviluppatori che lavorano a tempo pieno sul protocollo sottostante.

L’exchange OKCoin, per esempio, sta finanziando Marco Falke, che è il mantenitore più attivo dietro van der Laan in termini di commit – modifiche al codice che sono state aggiunte con successo al progetto. Il popolare exchange Coinbase sta ora sostenendo anche due sviluppatori, dopo aver ricevuto molte richieste di farlo dalla comunità. Diverse altre aziende si sono unite a loro nel distribuire sovvenzioni nell’ultimo anno.

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John Newbery, collaboratore di Bitcoin Core, ha lanciato l’organizzazione non-profit Brink per il mentoring e il finanziamento di altri sviluppatori, nel tentativo di coinvolgere ancora più collaboratori, in particolare di diversa provenienza.

Infatti, van der Laan nota nel suo post che lui non è più il più attivo manutentore di Bitcoin Core, dato che molti altri si sono aggiunti nel corso degli anni.

Inoltre, egli delinea altre idee per decentralizzare il progetto. Per esempio, Bitcoincore.org è uno dei principali siti web dove gli utenti possono scaricare nuove versioni del codice Bitcoin Core. Ma è di proprietà privata e centralizzata. Egli suggerisce di spostarlo in un’organizzazione.

„Bitcoin è abbastanza diverso in alcuni dei requisiti qui da altri progetti [software libero e open-source], quindi dovremo sviluppare alcuni strumenti mentre andiamo“, ha scritto van der Laan. „Potremmo anche, sicuramente, usare un po‘ di aiuto qui“.

Ha chiesto ad altri sviluppatori di farsi avanti per prendere il suo posto come leader della riunione settimanale di sviluppo di Bitcoin Core, dove gli sviluppatori discutono i prossimi passi urgenti.

Bitcoin is a bubble – Bank of America is lashing out at BTC

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Bitcoin is gaining more and more supporters and recognition, but not across the board. The Bank of America wrote Bitcoin “blows the doors off prior bubbles” and thus strikes against the leading cryptocurrency.

Michael Hartnett, the chief investment strategist at Bank of America, found clear words about the current situation. As a result, a multitude of indicators created a “toxic brew in 2021”. The fact is, about $ 10 billion went into stocks, 29 billion into cash, and 1.5 billion into gold last week, according to the bank’s data. At the same time, Bitcoin’s market capitalization increased by around $ 133 billion, and the good people at Bank of America obviously don’t like that at all.

Even if it is not clear how much money actually went into Bitcoin, it was certainly a lot. GrayScale alone reported at the end of December that around half a billion dollars a week found their way into Bitcoin.

The narrative of Bitcoin as digital gold is paying off

Investors have withdrawn money from gold and invested in Bitcoin, as the digital currency obviously reacts much faster to the mass printing of money. Plus, it is increasingly adopted as a portfolio diversifier even by large companies after numerous studies concluded that Bitcoin increases risk-adjusted returns.

Instead of cash, BTC is now being held as reserves and that the banks and governments do not like this is understandable from their point of view. The blow against Bitcoin is therefore not surprising, but it puts the current development in the wrong light.

Without a doubt, the parabolic rise in the Bitcoin price can quickly be perceived as a bubble. However, the term “bubble” has negative connotations for many when it comes to investing. It implies that something is far beyond its real value and has constructed a house of cards that cannot help but collapse completely at some point. But it is not entirely correct and why I am going to explain to you now.

Why blistering is completely normal

Bitcoin is special in many ways. Above all, however, it is the market launch of the digital currency that sets it apart from what we otherwise know.

Startups such as Facebook or Google once were closed to the public in their early phase by virtue of the Securities Act 1933. That means that at this stage, where there is rapid growth and rapid appreciation, the company is not publicly traded and therefore has no price that we can all track the movement of.

However, it has a private price tag that is only accessible to well-heeled investors and banks. If this price were also shown publicly and constantly updated in real time through public trading, it would quickly become clear that the price developments of such companies also look like a huge, massive bubble. Only when the company has completed its parabolic price increase in this growth phase do early investors realize their immense profits in the form of an Initial Public Offering (IPO) in which they sell their shares to the public. So it was done on Facebook, Google, and every other public company.

So it’s not that Bitcoin is a bubble that eventually bursts and more or less disappears into nothing. Rather, it is the first time we are witnessing real, public pricing of an asset from the very beginning. We are in the phase in which the true value of the underlying valuable asset has yet to be found during its growth phase. It’s no different than with all the startups out there, only that in this case we can follow it without any problems and even have the freedom to get involved.

Bitcoin was publicly tossed on the open market with a starting price of $ 0. The market itself has decided that 1 BTC is currently worth around $ 40,000. Nobody else. The volatility, which shows in parabolic price increases and harsh corrections, only reflects the uncertainty of a free market about where the real value of the digital asset is currently to be applied. After all, that’s not that easy either, because something like Bitcoin has never been there before. So we lack accurate comparison values ​​that we can use. But Bitcoin is not a bubble that bursts and disappears at some point. On the contrary, because it is an unprecedented opportunity for the „little man“ and the „little woman“ to be there from the start and also to benefit from the parabolic growth phase. But clarifying about it is probably not in the interests of Bank of America. But in ours!

This Wall Street giant is quickly getting rid of Ripple (XRP)… and he doesn’t want to hear about it anymore!

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XRP still roughed up – Bad news continues to fall for Ripple Labs and its interbank token. The investment company Grayscale has indeed just taken one more step towards the total withdrawal of XRP from its crypto funds intended for institutions.

Ripple’s XRP abandoned by Grayscale

The company Ripple Labs , issuing the XRP , accumulates trouble since the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has called its interbank token of securities ( securities ).

Among the crypto exchanges and offers offering Bitcoin Superstar, Grayscale Investments had already stopped all new subscriptions (and canceled pending ones) for its investment fund Grayscale XRP Trust.

In a new press release shared by OTC Markets, Grayscale now announces that its multi-cryptomonnaies funds – Grayscale Digital Large Cap Fund (GDLC) – contains no more XRP simply.

The decision was made on December 31, 2020. The XRP of this fund were all resold , to be replaced by the 4 other crypto-assets of the Digital Large Cap Fund. Grayscale thus bought more Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) instead of the Ripple token.

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The new composition of this fund (below) also always gives pride of place to bitcoins , which weigh 81.6% on their own, followed by ethers which constitute 15.9% , litecoins and other Bcash supplementing the last remaining percent.

However, XRPs accounted for only a small portion (1.4%) of the GDLC before their (final?) Withdrawal.

With this new defection, Ripple finds himself more and more isolated in the face of the SEC’s accusations. Will Grayscale go so far as to completely dissolve its XRP fund? In any case, this is the very last step that the investment company would have to take, if it wants to get rid of any risk associated with the future of XRP.

Alexander Lebedev’s cryptocurrency bank attracted over $3.5 million in investments

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DeFi-project Indefieco announced the completion of the primary distribution of 10% of the platform’s management tokens. As part of this process, partners provided liquidity in various cryptocurrencies, receiving xIDF tokens for free.

After the main launch scheduled for February 2021, holders of xIDF tokens will be able to exchange them for their proportionate share of the 1 million IDF tokens put up for distribution.

The minimum threshold (Soft Cap) of $2 million set by the organizers of the round was reached within two hours back at the launch on December 16. In the next 10 days, the project team additionally received the equivalent of $1.545 million in liquidity.

The total amount of funds provided by more than 40 partners amounted to more than $3.5 million.

According to the terms of the multilaterally audited smart contract, these assets are invested in the current DeFi-projects Indefieco with a high return, and the profits generated within 90 days will be used to prepare for the main launch.

Partners have the right to claim their funds at any time by returning the xIDF tokens received during the distribution. After 90 days, they can withdraw the liquidity provided without returning the management tokens. By default, they will start receiving income with the option to withdraw it online. Already available to Indefieco customers is the DAI Stablecoin deposit service, which provides up to 15% p.a. in U.S. dollars.

„Our relationship will be built on the basis of maximum trust in each other on this new platform, which will be the second breath of development of the cryptocurrency market,“ said Indefieco founder Alexander Lebedev.

Currently, the development team is busy preparing the main smart contract and technological solutions for the directions of the first smart contract bank in the DeFi sector, as laid down in its memorandum and white paper.

In January 2021, the developers plan to launch a bridge for Binance Smart Chain and Ethereum, which will provide Binance users near-zero commissions when working with popular DeFi projects.

Recall that Alexander Lebedev announced the creation of a large-scale „anti-bankster“ DeFi-project in September. According to him, Indefieco is designed to solve the chronic problems of the traditional financial system.