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CIO Guggenheima pod ostrzałem ze względu na zmianę nastrojów na temat BTC

CIO firmy Guggenheim jest pod ostrzałem w mediach społecznościowych za wyrażanie różnych poglądów na temat Bitcoin, pozornie po obu stronach dużej inwestycji.

Guggenheim CIO Scott Minerd widoczna zmiana z byczego na niedźwiedzie iz powrotem po obu stronach zgłoszenia SEC dotyczącego pół miliarda dolarów inwestycji w BTC wzbudza zainteresowanie w mediach społecznościowych

Obserwacja została dokonana po tym, jak około 500 milionów dolarów w BTC zostało przeniesionych z Coinbase do serii prywatnych portfeli 31 stycznia, co odpowiada kwocie i dacie wejścia w życie w zgłoszeniu SEC przez Guggenheim Funds Trust.

Przed złożeniem wniosku, Minerd trafił na pierwsze strony gazet 21 stycznia, kiedy przechylił BTC, zobaczyłby „pełne zniesienie z powrotem w kierunku poziomu 20 000” i że jest mało prawdopodobne, aby osiągnął wyższy poziom przed 2022 rokiem .

W wywiadzie dla Bloomberg Television 27 stycznia powiedział, że popyt instytucjonalny na Bitcoin nie jest wystarczająco wysoki, aby utrzymać go powyżej 30 000 $.

Ale od 31 stycznia Minerd znacznie poszerzył swoje oszacowanie ceny Bitcoina na najwyższym poziomie, twierdząc, że w wywiadzie dla CNN we wtorek może osiągnąć 600000 USD , w oparciu o jego niedobór i wartość złota. To wynikało z jego grudniowych szacunków, opartych na badaniach i analizach przeprowadzonych przez Guggenheim Partners, które sugerowały, że uczciwa cena Bitcoina w perspektywie długoterminowej wynosi około 400 000 USD .

Wierząc, że byli świadkami dużej rozbieżności w publicznie emitowanych nastrojach, które mogły świadomie przynieść korzyści Guggenheimowi, wielu skorzystało z Twittera i Reddita, aby podkreślić pozornie sprzeczne oświadczenia Minerda, a także ich czas i znaczenie.

Niektórzy nazwali to manipulacją, a inni „ FUD ”, chociaż nie ma dowodów, że Minerd nie reaguje po prostu na szybko zmieniające się wydarzenia na rynkach kryptowalut

„Mówiłem to cały czas” – powiedział użytkownik Asher68W na Twitterze. „Guggenheim zaczął kupować Bitcoiny w grudniu. „Kiedy cena wzrosła w styczniu, Minerd zdemolował BTC w mediach, aby utrzymać cenę na niskim poziomie do zakończenia zakupu”.

Guggenheim Partners, firma świadcząca usługi finansowe o wartości 275 miliardów dolarów, podjęła decyzję o publicznym inwestowaniu w Bitcoin, składając w listopadzie 2020 r. Poprawkę do SEC, w której 500 milionów dolarów miało zostać przeznaczone na inwestycję w Greyscale Bitcoin Trust .

Prośba o komentarz od Guggenheim Investments, globalnego działu zarządzania aktywami Guggenheim Partners, nie otrzymała natychmiastowej odpowiedzi.


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From Buda.com they questioned Christine Lagarde’s statements about regulating Bitcoin

Buda.com CEO Guillermo Torrealba questions Lagarde’s statements about Bitcoin

Christine Lagarde, the president of the European Central Bank, made headlines recently for her statements, recommending regular Bitcoin. After those statements, Buda.com CEO Guillermo Torrealba said that Lagarde’s statements were late.

Christine Lagarde recommended regulating crypto currencies, saying that they were „essentially speculative in nature“ and because they are supposedly tools used to commit crimes. In this regard, Torrealba first pointed out: „In all countries of the world, economic crimes are already punished, whether they are committed using banks, cash, credit cards or crypto-money. Moreover, there are financial intelligence units (in Chile the UAF, UAIF in Colombia, UIF in Peru and Argentina) whose objective is precisely to ensure the prevention, detection and punishment of these crimes. In this sense Immediate Bitcoin is already regulated“.

Secondly, he asked: „What does the assertion that Bitcoin is essentially speculative mean? And he said: „I guess what it means is that its price is not based on its use, but strictly on the expectation that it will be worth more tomorrow, and that’s true in a way, but the comment without its deserved context doesn’t seem fair to me“.

After Lagarde’s words, Bitpanda’s CEO says that you can’t see Bitcoin from the same angle as fiat money

„Not all the demand for bitcoin is for investment, in fact at Buda.com we have thousands of Venezuelan immigrant customers who use Bitcoin to send money back home. They do so because the other mechanisms disappeared as a result of the political reality that their country is experiencing. We also have business customers who use it to pay or collect, instead of using the banking system, and so they can operate 24/7 and pay less commissions. Is this the majority? I would bet that not, but ten years ago those cases did not exist while today they are common and increasing“, added the CEO of Buda.com.

On the other hand, he also reflected: „If more than 60% of gold extraction does not go to industrial uses, but to investment, doesn’t this make gold also mainly speculative? And the national currencies, when their exchange rate shoots up in seconds as a result of an announcement by the Central Bank (like the Chilean peso a few days ago), isn’t this also speculation? Or when the price of a company shoots up because the founder tweets, isn’t this speculation? Isn’t speculation the source of financing for any venture that still doesn’t produce, but that bets on building a business? What’s the point?

They will hold a virtual meeting on Bitcoin’s perspectives and crypto-currencies in 2021

For Torrealba, there are indeed aspects of Bitcoin that are still being developed and have not yet reached their potential, however, he said: „Bitcoin is already today a useful technology for millions of people around the world.

„On the other hand, it is not right to regulate technologies, but the economic activities that use a particular technology for something that, in the traditional industry, is regulated. Committing a crime with Bitcoin is as serious (although very unlikely according to the UK’s HM Treasury, something like its financial superintendency) as committing it with any other tool,“ he said.

He also indicated that Latin American countries have a unique window of opportunity to position themselves in an incipient technology before the rest. „But the window is closing and, for a change, we are lagging behind. Smart, empathetic and timely regulation will help this industry flourish with innovations that will make the traditional -old fashioned- financial industry more transparent, secure, economic and competitive. But we have to hurry,“ he said.


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Ripple investors petition the SEC – XRP risk continues to rise

Over 35,000 people have signed an online petition calling on the US federal government to classify the cryptocurrency XRP as a currency.

Ripple investors are desperate

On December 22, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced a lawsuit against Ripple Labs Inc. and two of the company’s executives, alleging they raised over $ 1.3 billion through an unregistered digital asset securities offering .

This has resulted in mass delistings of XRP and brought the price down. Many frustrated XRP fans and investors are currently trying everything to absorb the negative development.

The petition says:

The job of the Securities and Exchange Commission is to protect investors in US securities. However, it has filed a rash lawsuit claiming that the cryptocurrency XRP, which has already been classified as a currency by FinCEN, is a security.

Since the SEC announced the lawsuit, Ripple’s price has fallen dramatically. After trading at $ 0.56 on December 21, 2020, XRP fell 67% to $ 0.18 by December 29.

Since then, XRP has climbed slightly to $ 0.24 but has failed to rebound to what it was before the SEC’s announcement.

XRP risk has increased

The initiator of the petition claims that the SEC’s decision cost investors a lot of money and that the government agency is supposed to protect them from it. An allegation that is unlikely to find resonance with the SEC, and which could worsen the situation.

„As a result of this action, the $ 40 billion market for the currency is collapsing rapidly as companies struggle to maintain compliance,“ the petition said, adding: „Hundreds of thousands of ordinary Americans – just the Americans who do.“ the SEC is supposed to protect – suffer irreparable damage. “

Meanwhile, the petition has already garnered 35,000 signatures. For the government to respond, another 65,000 signatures must be collected.

It remains exciting at XRP. The risk of holding the cryptocurrency has increased since the issue with the SEC. It is unclear what decision will be made there and what consequences it will ultimately have for XRP. With such a highly speculative asset, if there are uncertainties, the money flows out quickly and there are no new buyers.


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Selon Elliptic, les criminels utilisent de plus en plus des portefeuilles de protection de la vie privée pour blanchir des bitcoins

Principaux points forts :

Les portefeuilles de protection de la vie privée sont de plus en plus populaires pour le blanchiment de Bitcoin

Les portefeuilles de protection de la vie privée sont de plus en plus utilisés pour blanchir les bitcoins obtenus par des moyens illégaux, selon la société d’analyse de chaînes de magasins Elliptic. Le co-fondateur de la société, Tom Robinson, a expliqué qu’alors que seulement 2 % des produits du crime de Bitcoin ont été envoyés par des portefeuilles de confidentialité en 2019, ce chiffre est monté en flèche pour atteindre au moins 13 % en 2020.

La popularité croissante des portefeuilles de protection de la vie privée se fait au détriment des mixeurs, qui sont des services centralisés qui regroupent les bitcoins des utilisateurs, puis permettent à ces derniers de retirer le même montant de différentes Bitcoin Trader, moins une redevance. Selon Elliptic, le principal inconvénient de l’utilisation d’un mixeur est qu’il nécessite de la confiance – l’opérateur pourrait simplement sortir de l’escroquerie et s’enfuir avec les fonds. Pour les criminels, un autre risque lié à l’utilisation de tables de mixage est que le service pourrait être exploité secrètement par les autorités comme un pot de miel destiné à attraper les criminels.

Au lieu d’utiliser des mixeurs, dit Elliptic, les criminels sont maintenant de plus en plus susceptibles de se tourner vers les portefeuilles de protection de la vie privée qui utilisent la technologie CoinJoin. À un niveau très basique, CoinJoin fonctionne en combinant de nombreux paiements de la CTB en une seule transaction, ce qui rend beaucoup plus difficile la comparaison des origines et des destinations de tout paiement individuel inclus dans la transaction.

Si des outils tels que les portefeuilles de protection de la vie privée ont des applications très légitimes pour protéger la vie privée financière des utilisateurs, leurs puissantes fonctionnalités les rendent malheureusement également utiles aux criminels. Comme l’a fait remarquer M. Robinson :

„Il y a des raisons tout à fait légitimes d’utiliser des mixeurs ou des portefeuilles de protection de la vie privée, et la protection de la vie privée financière est un fondement de toute société ouverte. Toutefois, les données de la chaîne de blocage montrent que les criminels ont rapidement exploité ce nouvel outil et que cela représente un défi croissant pour les régulateurs, les services répressifs et les professionnels de la conformité qui cherchent à lutter contre la criminalité financière dans les crypto-biens“.

Les cryptocurrences comme Monero et Zcash, qui permettent aux utilisateurs d’envoyer des transactions privées sans avoir besoin de solutions supplémentaires comme les mixeurs et les portefeuilles de confidentialité, ont été sur le radar des régulateurs du monde entier. Des retraits massifs de la cote des pièces de monnaie de la vie privée des échanges de cryptocurrences ont déjà eu lieu dans certains pays, comme le Japon et la Corée du Sud.


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Bitcoin is a „convex bet“, says the CEO of an institution with a $600 million exposure at BTC

Another giant reveals its upward position in Bitcoin.

2020 has been a great year for the massive adoption of Bitcoin (BTC). One of the newest participants in the space is One River Digital Asset Management, a hedge fund headed by CEO Eric Peters.

The firm expects to hold approximately $1 billion in Ethereum (ETH) and BTC for the first half of next year, and has already accumulated approximately $600 million in assets, a Bloomberg news release said Wednesday. Alan Howard, co-founder of Brevan Howard Asset Management and a well-known billionaire, is also involved in the company.

Peters‘ position at Crypto Trader aligns with that of other players, who see Bitcoin as a possible hedge against gold-like inflation during uncertain economic times. Considering interest rates, printing money and other factors, Peters told Bloomberg:

„There are definitely more risks to this than gold, which has been around for thousands of years, but there is also much more convexity […] There are very few convex bets that will help your portfolio when these macro forces start to develop.

Peters has embarked on a train of thought leadership that sees BTC becoming more and more prevalent in the days ahead. He explained:

„There’s going to be a generational allocation to this new asset class.“

However, One River did not just buy the USD 600 million at BTC and ETH yesterday. According to Bloomberg’s article, Peters completed the purchases in November, secretly acquiring lots of assets without arousing public enthusiasm.

Bitcoin’s price recently reached $20,000 and remains above that level at the time of this article’s publication.


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„‚Whales‘ have bought another 500,000 bitcoins since the start of the autumn Over the past few months, big investors have been aggressively buying up bitcoins.

According to Chainalysis, the so-called „whales“ have bought around 500,000 more BTC since September, worth more than $11.5 billion. According to Philip Gradwell of this team, the researchers used data on the activity of investors controlling bitcoins worth $20 million or more when compiling this survey.

The expert stressed:

Why is bitcoin up 225% in 2020? Since September, investors holding at least $20m in bitcoin have bought half a million BTC, which is Bitcoin Future currently worth $11.5bn. To me, this graph fully explains the movement of bitcoin in 2020.

The Chainalysis spokesperson fully shares the view of those analysts who are convinced that the bitcoin rally in November and December was the result of a massive entry of „whales“ into the industry.

Proponents of the concept of „whale influence“ on the crypto market point to the entry of giants such as MicroStrategy and Grayscale into bitcoin as evidence of this. According to the Skew platform, open interest in bitcoin futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) alone reached a record $1.4bn this week.

On Saturday, December 19, the largest digital currency is trading just below $23,000.

The WhaleMap team predicts further strengthening of bitcoin support from the big players. „Whales“, according to analysts, will push the coin to new highs, the next stop could be $30,000.


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Previsão de preço de bitcoin: BTC/USD estabiliza acima de $18.000 enquanto os touros lutam para conquistar $18.500

Previsão de preço Bitcoin (BTC) – 19 de novembro

Há alguns dias, o preço do Bitcoin vem tentando quebrar acima da marca de 18.500 dólares, mas sem sucesso.

BTC/USD Tendência de longo prazo: Alta (gráfico diário)
Níveis-chave:

Níveis de resistência: $19.000, $18.800, $18.600
Níveis de apoio: $16.800, $16.600, $16.400

O BTC/USD está atualmente negociando a 1,29% mais alto no dia, já que a moeda abre a sessão a $17.790 e agora se ajusta para cima ao valor de mercado predominante de $18.200. No entanto, a moeda real está se movendo dentro da tendência de alta a curto prazo em meio à baixa volatilidade. As condições atuais implicam que o preço pode permanecer no intervalo durante as próximas horas de negociação, à medida que a moeda se move acima das médias móveis de 9 dias e 21 dias.

Para onde vai o preço do BTC a seguir?

Na abertura do mercado hoje, após testar o mínimo de $17.356, o BTC/USD está sendo negociado atualmente a $18.013. Enquanto isso, olhando para o movimento do mercado, é provável que a moeda possa experimentar um retrocesso rápido se ela se mover acima do limite superior do canal para tocar a resistência crucial de 18.500 dólares.

Do lado negativo, se o mercado decidir cair, o preço da Bitcoin Up poderá cair abaixo da média móvel de 9 dias, e se esse suporte não conseguir segurar a venda, os comerciantes poderão ver um declínio adicional abaixo do limite inferior do canal e em direção aos níveis de suporte de $16.800, $16.600 e, criticamente, $16.400. Mesmo assim, qualquer movimento adicional de alta acima do canal pode atingir os níveis de resistência de $19.000, $19.200 e $19.400, pois o indicador técnico RSI (14) permanece dentro da zona de sobre-compra.

BTC/USD Medium – Term Trend: Alta (Gráfico 4H)

No gráfico de 4 horas, o BTC/USD está negociando a $17.999, pois todos os olhos estão colados no nível de resistência de $18.500. Olhando para o gráfico atualmente, a moeda é vista movendo-se acima das médias móveis de 9 dias e 21 dias, enquanto a tendência existente está variando.

Entretanto, o preço da Bitcoin está se recuperando acima do nível de $17.900 em meio a um novo impulso de compra. Mais ainda, a linha de tendência de alta permaneceu intacta, e é por isso que a prioridade da Bitcoin ainda permanece a mesma e a moeda pode provavelmente voltar a testar a marca de $17.500 em seguida. Portanto, se o indicador técnico RSI (14) continuar a seguir o movimento ascendente, a moeda poderá provavelmente atingir o nível de resistência de $18.800 e acima, enquanto o nível de suporte a ser observado fica em $17.200 e abaixo.


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XRP-Wal bewegt 90 Millionen XRP, während BTC- und ETH-Wale den Markt schwärmen

Auf dem Markt für Kryptowährungen hat gerade ein XRP-Wal eine riesige Summe von XRP-Token gegen eine minimale Gebühr bewegt.

Das Unternehmen wurde erstmals vom Krypto-Twitter-Bot Whale Alert gemeldet und hat XRP-Token im Wert von fast 23 Millionen US-Dollar verschoben. Der Benutzer zahlte nur eine Transaktionsgebühr von etwas mehr als fünf Dollar für die große Transaktion.

XRP-Wal in Bewegung

Ein anonymer XRP-Wal hat 89.999.980 XRP-Token von seiner Brieftaschenadresse in den Kryptowährungsaustausch Coinbase verschoben. Die Transaktion im Wert von fast 23 Millionen US-Dollar kostete den Benutzer nur eine winzige Summe von 5,04 US-Dollar als Transaktionsgebühr.

Während der Twitter-Bot die Transaktion als Umzug von einer unbekannten Brieftasche zu einer Coinbase-Adresse meldete, zeigt die Website des Bots, dass der Umzug zwischen zwei Brieftaschen erfolgte, die demselben Kryptowährungsaustausch gehören.

Whale Alert filtert Kühllagertransaktionen von Börsen heraus, was bedeutet, dass der XRP-Wal wahrscheinlich ein Investor ist, der Vermögenswerte bewegt, um sie auf dem freien Markt zu handeln oder sie woanders zu lagern. Wenn die frühere Aussage der Grund für den Umzug ist, könnten wir einen kurzfristigen rückläufigen Effekt auf den Preis von XRP sehen.

BTC- und ETH-Wale schwärmen ebenfalls von den Märkten

Bitcoin- und Ethereum-Wale schwärmen seit einigen Tagen von den Märkten. Am letzten Tag fand eine Vielzahl umfangreicher Bitcoin-Transaktionen statt, wobei die größte BTC- Transaktion zwischen zwei anonymen Geldbörsen im Wert von mehr als 220 Millionen US-Dollar bewegte.

Die meisten Waltransaktionen fanden entweder zwischen zwei anonymen Benutzern oder zwischen Investoren statt, die Vermögenswerte aus Kryptowährungsbörsen entfernen. Dies ist ein zinsbullisches Signal, da Personen, die Vermögenswerte verkaufen möchten, diese in der Regel an der Börse aufbewahren.

Ethereum-Wale zeigten dagegen eine Bewegung in Richtung Austausch oder DeFi-Protokolle. Dazu gehört die größte ETH-Transaktion , die gestern stattgefunden hat und die ETH im Wert von über 21 Millionen US-Dollar an Uniswap übertragen hat.

Inzwischen ist die Ethereum Foundation noch weit davon entfernt, ihr Ziel, 524.288 ETH-Anteile zu haben, zu erreichen. Der Vertrag hat 50.849 ETH erhalten, fast zwei Wochen bis zum Stichtag.


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Forudsigelse af Bitcoin-pris: BTC / USD gør sig klar til endnu et forsøg på $ 11.500

Efter en kort konsolidering handler BTC / USD i øjeblikket over $ 11.450.

BTC / USD Langsigtet tendens: Bullish (dagligt diagram)

Forudsigelse af Bitcoin (BTC) – 18. oktober

Nøgleniveauer:

BTC / USD-tyre fokuserer på at bryde modstanden til $ 11.500; et træk, der vil bane vejen for gevinster over $ 12.000. Mønten lægger sig i øjeblikket over $ 11.400, mens den yderligere opsving er begrænset af den lokale modstand på $ 11.300. Imidlertid var den nylige dip, der fandt sted for et par dage siden, faktisk nyttig for Bitcoin, da den tekniske indikator RSI (14) bevæger sig over 60-niveau, da mønten gør sig klar til næste etape op.
Hvad kan man forvente af Bitcoin (BTC)

Bitcoin-prisen forbliver i konsolidering på trods af en breakout over det 9-dages glidende gennemsnit. Tyrerne etablerer et højere lavpunkt, men har kun brug for at klatre over $ 11.500 for at bekræfte en daglig opadgående tendens. I øjeblikket er tendensen til fordel for tyre, og hvis situationen forbliver uændret, kan BTC / USD fortsætte med at male nord.

Imidlertid overgår Bitcoin-prisen i øjeblikket de 9-dages og 21-dages glidende gennemsnit med den vandrette modstand på $ 11.462. Enhver yderligere bullish bevægelse over det kan give anledning til fortsættelsen på $ 11.700 og det psykologiske niveau på $ 11.800. Der er en chance for, at der oprettes en ny sti til $ 11.900, $ 12.100 og $ 12.300 modstandsniveauer.

For nu skal al opmærksomhed gå mod at overvinde forhindringen på $ 12.000 og forsvare support på $ 11.200. I mellemtiden kan det sandsynligvis søge support på henholdsvis $ 11.100, $ 10.900 og $ 10.700 under $ 11.200.

På 4-timers diagrammet ses BTC / USD efter en sidelæns bevægelse siden 10. oktober, mønten handles i øjeblikket over de 9-dages og 21-dages glidende gennemsnit. I mellemtiden kan Bitcoin-prisen følge den opadgående bevægelse, hvis den tekniske indikator RSI (14) forbliver over 55-niveauet. Den potentielle modstand er placeret over kanalens øvre grænse ved $ 11.650 og derover, mens supportniveauerne kan findes under de glidende gennemsnit på $ 11.300 og derunder.


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Coinbase Pro annonce la prise en charge du jeton Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC) de DeFi

Coinbase lance la prise en charge de Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC).

Cela fait suite au lancement récent d’autres jetons DeFi comme Uniswap (UNI).

Les activités et les espoirs sur le marché de la finance décentralisée ( DeFi ) semblent être lents. Nonobstant, les échanges de crypto-monnaie ajoutent toujours des jetons DeFi pour les clients, à l’appui du marché. Aujourd’hui, Coinbase Pro, la plate-forme de trading professionnelle de Coinbase, a lancé la prise en charge du jeton Bitcoin enveloppé de DeFi appelé WBTC .

Le trading WBTC commence bientôt sur Coinbase Pro

Suite à l‘ annonce , Coinbase Pro a débuté le support du jeton WBTC à partir du 15 octobre. Par conséquent, les traders sur la plate-forme peuvent commencer à déposer leurs jetons Bitcoins emballés, bien que le trading soit prévu pour une date ultérieure. À l’ouverture du transfert entrant du jeton, le trading devrait commencer mardi, c’est-à-dire si les conditions de liquidité ont été atteintes.

Avec un approvisionnement suffisant en jetons Bitcoin, Coinbase Pro lancera les paires de trading fiat et crypto du jeton – WBTC-USD et WBTC-BTC – dans leurs carnets de commandes. Cela devrait être publié en environ quatre phases, qui incluent le transfert uniquement, le post-seul, la limite uniquement et le trading complet. Les traders cryptographiques des régions prises en charge par Coinbase Pro peuvent participer au trading, à l’exception des clients de New York.

Jetons Coinbase DeFi

Le lancement de Wrapped Bitcoin sur Coinbase Pro intervient alors que la demande pour le jeton continue de croître. Le protocole est actuellement classé comme le troisième plus grand protocole sur DeFi Pulse, avec près de 1,2 milliard de dollars d’actifs verrouillés. WBTC est essentiellement la version Ethereum de Bitcoin. Il s’agit d’un jeton ERC-20 approximativement lié à Bitcoin dans un rapport 1: 1. Compte tenu de la différence entre les Blockchains, le jeton a été créé pour permettre aux utilisateurs de Bitcoin d’interagir de manière égale avec Ethereum et DeFi pour être précis.

Pendant ce temps, le jeton Bitcoin enveloppé n’est pas le premier jeton financier décentralisé à être pris en charge par l’échange. Récemment, Coinbase a déployé la prise en charge de jetons tels que Maker (MKR), Yearn.Finance (YFI), Compound (COMP), Uniswap (UNI), Balancer (BAL) et bien d’autres.