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Bitcoin’s Security and Hash Rate Explained

Bitcoin’s Security and Hash Rate Explained
As the Bitcoin hash rate reaches new all-time highs, there’s never been a better time to discuss blockchain security and its relation to the hashing power and the Proof of Work (PoW) that feed the network. The Bitcoin system is based on a form of decentralized trust, heavily relying on cryptography. This makes its blockchain highly secure and able to be used for financial transactions and other operations requiring a trustless ledger.
Far from popular belief, cryptography dates back to thousands of years ago. The same root of the word encryption — crypt — comes from the Greek word ‘kryptos’, meaning hidden or secret. Indeed, humans have always wanted to keep some information private. The Assyrians, the Chinese, the Romans, and the Greeks, they all tried over the centuries to conceal some information like trade deals or manufacturing secrets by using symbols or ciphers carved in stone or leather. In 1900 BC, Egyptians used hieroglyphics and experts often refer to them as the first example of cryptography.
Back to our days, Bitcoin uses cryptographic technologies such as:
  1. Cryptographic hash functions (i.e. SHA-256 and RIPEMD-160)
  2. Public Key Cryptography (i.e. ECDSA — the Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm)
While Public Key Cryptography, bitcoin addresses, and digital signatures are used to provide ownership of bitcoins, the SHA-256 hash function is used to verify data and block integrity and to establish the chronological order of the blockchain. A cryptographic hash function is a mathematical function that verifies the integrity of data by transforming it into a unique unidentifiable code.
Here is a graphic example to make things more clear:

– Extract from the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) in Digital Currencies at the University of Nicosia.
Furthermore, hash functions are used as part of the PoW algorithm, which is a prominent part of the Bitcoin mining algorithm and this is what is of more interest to understand the security of the network. Mining creates new bitcoins in each block, almost like a central bank printing new money and creates trust by ensuring that transactions are confirmed only when enough computational power is devoted to the block that contains them. More blocks mean more computation, which means more trust.
With PoW, miners compete against each other to complete transactions on the network and get rewarded. Basically they need to solve a complicated mathematical puzzle and a possibility to easily prove the solution. The more hashing power, the higher the chance to resolve the puzzle and therefore perform the proof of work. In more simple words, bitcoins exist thanks to a peer to peer network that helps validate transactions in the ledger and provides enough trust to avoid that a third party is involved in the process. It also exists because miners give it life by resolving that computational puzzle, through the mining reward incentive they are receiving.
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Significant people of The Crypto World

Significant people of The Crypto World
The cryptocurrency and blockchain spheres are less than 10 years old, but in this industry, thanks to the incredible speed of change, there are already “people-legends” that nobody knew about yesterday, and tomorrow the whole world will speak.In this article, we will continue our acquaintance with crypto geniuses, which would eventually become more and more.So who are the great minds of the virtual world?

Brock Pierce — from gamer to millionaire

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Brock Pierce met cryptocurrencies through entertainment. In the 2000s, Pierce, being an avid gamer, founded one of the largest gaming companies selling virtual assets. Involvement in virtual currencies led Pierce into the world of the blockchain at the very beginning. He was fascinated by the potential of Bitcoin, so he decided to leave the gaming industry and start looking for, founding and financing cryptocurrency companies — Mastercoin, Blockchain Capital, Coinbase, Ethereum, Tether, Bitfury and now Block.one. Brock donated $1 billion to a decentralized autonomous community, which is created on the basis of the EOS platform.

Preethi Kasireddy — An engineer with a big heart

https://preview.redd.it/awljtyepvrl31.jpg?width=1280&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=6869c5cc3a562e396bc4290734fbf2b4a77132c8
Meet Preethi Kasireddy — blockchain engineer and former associate of CoinBase, Goldman Sachs and Andreessen Horowitz. In 2012, Preethi graduated from the University of Southern California, gaining knowledge in the field of industrial and system engineering. Today, Preethi Kasireddy, as the founder and CEO of TruStory, is creating a company that introduces and develops blockchain technologies. In her free time, Preethi does volunteer work. For example, Preethi was actively helping to raise funds in Los Angeles to educate low-income children in India. Also, she teaches a full course “WEB development for schoolchildren”. Preethi says she lives and breathes the idea of ​​a crypto.

Roger Ver — “Bitcoin Jesus”

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Roger Ver was one of the first investors in Bitcoin startups and financially helped several projects such as Blockchain.info and BitPay.
Roger first met Bitcoin while listening to the radio program. Later, when dealing with media representatives, Roger Ver said that he had not left his house for more than 7 days after that and was looking for any available information about this cryptocurrency. At that moment Roger realized that this virtual currency is the best form of financial resources that ever existed in the world. The desire to gain knowledge about Bitcoin led to a lack of sleep, because of which Roger Ver’s friend had to take the young entrepreneur to the hospital.
The entrepreneur has invested his own funds in a huge number of different projects related to Bitcoin virtual currency, including Blockchain.info, BitPay, Ripple and many others. Roger Ver’s total financial investment was approximately $1 million.
Communicating with media representatives, Roger Ver said that Bitcoin will meet many obstacles on its path, but it will be able to improve the quality of all people’s lives in the world. He also added that he does not care enough about short-term changes in the rate of this virtual currency.

Andreas Antonopoulos — Bitcoin Guru

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Andreas Antonopoulos is one of the world’s most famous Bitcoin and blockchain experts. He is a very popular speaker and he is interested not only in the investment side of technology, but also in the educational, political, cultural and human components.
In 2014, Andreas was invited to the post of lecturer at the University of Nicosia, the first university in the world, where people can receive a master’s degree in digital currencies. Today Antonopoulos works in the Committee for Supervision of Bitcoin on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.Today Antonopoulos works the Oversight Committee for the Bitcoin Reference Rate at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
Andreas has published many famous bestsellers about cryptocurrency. In particular, in 2014, Antonopoulos wrote the book “Mastering Bitcoin”.
Andreas emphasizes that he is not very interested in the spread of Bitcoin in developed Western countries. He is more fascinated by the idea that you can use Bitcoin in Kenya, Lagos or Nigeria with an old Nokia, and people who have never had access to banking services will be able to join the global economy this way.

Winklevoss brothers — the first Bitcoin billionaires

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The first in the world billionaires who earned a fortune on Bitcoins were American twin brothers Cameron and Taylor Winklevoss. The state of the brothers is estimated at 100 thousand Bitcoins, which is equivalent to 1.17 billion dollars.
Well-known entrepreneurs and Bitcoin-enthusiasts, the Winklevoss brothers build two Bitcoin companies and own 1% of all Bitcoins already mined. As said Tyler Winklevoss, “We eat, sleep, breathe Bitcoin.”
Winklevoss deliberately do not sell cryptocurrency, indicating the long-term investment. Bitcoin they call the “improved version of gold”.

There are many amazing people in the Crypto World and we will keep telling you about the most vivid and interesting ones. Some have distinguished themselves by contributing to the development of the industry, others have managed to make good money and promote blockchain technology. Without these people, we would never know about such great innovations as blockchain and cryptocurrency, which is the future of our world.


Feel free to follow our updates and news on Twitter, Facebook, Telegram and BitcoinTalk.
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Significant people of The Crypto World

Significant people of The Crypto World
The cryptocurrency and blockchain spheres are less than 10 years old, but in this industry, thanks to the incredible speed of change, there are already “people-legends” that nobody knew about yesterday, and tomorrow the whole world will speak.
In this article, we will continue our acquaintance with crypto geniuses, which would eventually become more and more.
So who are the great minds of the virtual world?

Brock Pierce — from gamer to millionaire

https://preview.redd.it/cpg7ccxq1dm31.jpg?width=960&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=ce5d1f4cc2ff52aea425c68056d89c3d6f9b543e
Brock Pierce met cryptocurrencies through entertainment. In the 2000s, Pierce, being an avid gamer, founded one of the largest gaming companies selling virtual assets. Involvement in virtual currencies led Pierce into the world of the blockchain at the very beginning. He was fascinated by the potential of Bitcoin, so he decided to leave the gaming industry and start looking for, founding and financing cryptocurrency companies — Mastercoin, Blockchain Capital, Coinbase, Ethereum, Tether, Bitfury and now Block. one. Brock donated $1 billion to a decentralized autonomous community, which is created on the basis of the EOS platform.

Preethi Kasireddy — An engineer with a big heart

https://preview.redd.it/84dtgmis1dm31.jpg?width=1280&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=6b1a450a6d689acce9c2dd5ef3690fb67923d83b
Meet Preethi Kasireddy — blockchain engineer and former associate of CoinBase, Goldman Sachs and Andreessen Horowitz. In 2012, Preethi graduated from the University of Southern California, gaining knowledge in the field of industrial and system engineering. Today, Preethi Kasireddy, as the founder and CEO of TruStory, is creating a company that introduces and develops blockchain technologies. In her free time, Preethi does volunteer work. For example, Preethi was actively helping to raise funds in Los Angeles to educate low-income children in India. Also, she teaches a full course “WEB development for schoolchildren”. Preethi says she lives and breathes the idea of ​​a crypto.

Roger Ver — “Bitcoin Jesus”

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Roger Ver was one of the first investors in Bitcoin startups and financially helped several projects such as Blockchain. info and BitPay.
Roger first met Bitcoin while listening to the radio program. Later, when dealing with media representatives, Roger Ver said that he had not left his house for more than 7 days after that and was looking for any available information about this cryptocurrency. At that moment Roger realized that this virtual currency is the best form of financial resources that ever existed in the world. The desire to gain knowledge about Bitcoin led to a lack of sleep, because of which Roger Ver’s friend had to take the young entrepreneur to the hospital.
The entrepreneur has invested his own funds in a huge number of different projects related to Bitcoin virtual currency, including Blockchain. info, BitPay, Ripple and many others. Roger Ver’s total financial investment was approximately $1 million.
Communicating with media representatives, Roger Ver said that Bitcoin will meet many obstacles on its path, but it will be able to improve the quality of all people’s lives in the world. He also added that he does not care enough about short-term changes in the rate of this virtual currency.

Andreas Antonopoulos — Bitcoin Guru

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Andreas Antonopoulos is one of the world’s most famous Bitcoin and blockchain experts. He is a very popular speaker and he is interested not only in the investment side of technology, but also in the educational, political, cultural and human components.
In 2014, Andreas was invited to the post of lecturer at the University of Nicosia, the first university in the world, where people can receive a master’s degree in digital currencies. Today Antonopoulos works in the Committee for Supervision of Bitcoin on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Today Antonopoulos works the Oversight Committee for the Bitcoin Reference Rate at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
Andreas has published many famous bestsellers about cryptocurrency. In particular, in 2014, Antonopoulos wrote the book “Mastering Bitcoin”.
Andreas emphasizes that he is not very interested in the spread of Bitcoin in developed Western countries. He is more fascinated by the idea that you can use Bitcoin in Kenya, Lagos or Nigeria with an old Nokia, and people who have never had access to banking services will be able to join the global economy this way.

Winklevoss brothers — the first Bitcoin billionaires

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The first in the world billionaires who earned a fortune on Bitcoins were American twin brothers Cameron and Taylor Winklevoss. The state of the brothers is estimated at 100 thousand Bitcoins, which is equivalent to 1.17 billion dollars.
Well-known entrepreneurs and Bitcoin-enthusiasts, the Winklevoss brothers build two Bitcoin companies and own 1% of all Bitcoins already mined. As said Tyler Winklevoss, “We eat, sleep, breathe Bitcoin.”
Winklevoss deliberately do not sell cryptocurrency, indicating the long-term investment. Bitcoin they call the “improved version of gold”.

There are many amazing people in the Crypto World and we will keep telling you about the most vivid and interesting ones. Some have distinguished themselves by contributing to the development of the industry, others have managed to make good money and promote blockchain technology. Without these people, we would never know about such great innovations as blockchain and cryptocurrency, which is the future of our world.

Feel free to follow our updates and news on Twitter, Facebook, Telegram and BitcoinTalk. Read what the customers say about SimpleSwap on Trustpilot. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have via [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]).
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Significant people of The Crypto World

The cryptocurrency and blockchain spheres are less than 10 years old, but in this industry, thanks to the incredible speed of change, there are already “people-legends” that nobody knew about yesterday, and tomorrow the whole world will speak.In this article, we will continue our acquaintance with crypto geniuses, which would eventually become more and more.So who are the great minds of the virtual world?

Brock Pierce — from gamer to millionaire

https://preview.redd.it/iv2hqlopzrl31.jpg?width=960&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=af75f42cee1fb10f6ce24813f3109232a075d829
Brock Pierce met cryptocurrencies through entertainment. In the 2000s, Pierce, being an avid gamer, founded one of the largest gaming companies selling virtual assets. Involvement in virtual currencies led Pierce into the world of the blockchain at the very beginning. He was fascinated by the potential of Bitcoin, so he decided to leave the gaming industry and start looking for, founding and financing cryptocurrency companies — Mastercoin, Blockchain Capital, Coinbase, Ethereum, Tether, Bitfury and now Block.one. Brock donated $1 billion to a decentralized autonomous community, which is created on the basis of the EOS platform.

Preethi Kasireddy — An engineer with a big heart

https://preview.redd.it/2g97la2tzrl31.jpg?width=1280&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=6813f4b926bccd930dd11a32d4844a9f0a0aceca
Meet Preethi Kasireddy — blockchain engineer and former associate of CoinBase, Goldman Sachs and Andreessen Horowitz. In 2012, Preethi graduated from the University of Southern California, gaining knowledge in the field of industrial and system engineering. Today, Preethi Kasireddy, as the founder and CEO of TruStory, is creating a company that introduces and develops blockchain technologies. In her free time, Preethi does volunteer work. For example, Preethi was actively helping to raise funds in Los Angeles to educate low-income children in India. Also, she teaches a full course “WEB development for schoolchildren”. Preethi says she lives and breathes the idea of ​​a crypto.

Roger Ver — “Bitcoin Jesus”

https://preview.redd.it/0ompex8vzrl31.jpg?width=4000&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=a2140091e53728136c9c9e4672e034cb735d83ec
Roger Ver was one of the first investors in Bitcoin startups and financially helped several projects such as Blockchain.info and BitPay.
Roger first met Bitcoin while listening to the radio program. Later, when dealing with media representatives, Roger Ver said that he had not left his house for more than 7 days after that and was looking for any available information about this cryptocurrency. At that moment Roger realized that this virtual currency is the best form of financial resources that ever existed in the world. The desire to gain knowledge about Bitcoin led to a lack of sleep, because of which Roger Ver’s friend had to take the young entrepreneur to the hospital.
The entrepreneur has invested his own funds in a huge number of different projects related to Bitcoin virtual currency, including Blockchain.info, BitPay, Ripple and many others. Roger Ver’s total financial investment was approximately $1 million.
Communicating with media representatives, Roger Ver said that Bitcoin will meet many obstacles on its path, but it will be able to improve the quality of all people’s lives in the world. He also added that he does not care enough about short-term changes in the rate of this virtual currency.

Andreas Antonopoulos — Bitcoin Guru

https://preview.redd.it/djpi38yyzrl31.jpg?width=722&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=b76f8a39296daf1f9fcc0892fbbba0adc72350ab
Andreas Antonopoulos is one of the world’s most famous Bitcoin and blockchain experts. He is a very popular speaker and he is interested not only in the investment side of technology, but also in the educational, political, cultural and human components.
In 2014, Andreas was invited to the post of lecturer at the University of Nicosia, the first university in the world, where people can receive a master’s degree in digital currencies. Today Antonopoulos works in the Committee for Supervision of Bitcoin on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.Today Antonopoulos works the Oversight Committee for the Bitcoin Reference Rate at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
Andreas has published many famous bestsellers about cryptocurrency. In particular, in 2014, Antonopoulos wrote the book “Mastering Bitcoin”.
Andreas emphasizes that he is not very interested in the spread of Bitcoin in developed Western countries. He is more fascinated by the idea that you can use Bitcoin in Kenya, Lagos or Nigeria with an old Nokia, and people who have never had access to banking services will be able to join the global economy this way.

Winklevoss brothers — the first Bitcoin billionaires

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The first in the world billionaires who earned a fortune on Bitcoins were American twin brothers Cameron and Taylor Winklevoss. The state of the brothers is estimated at 100 thousand Bitcoins, which is equivalent to 1.17 billion dollars.
Well-known entrepreneurs and Bitcoin-enthusiasts, the Winklevoss brothers build two Bitcoin companies and own 1% of all Bitcoins already mined. As said Tyler Winklevoss, “We eat, sleep, breathe Bitcoin.”
Winklevoss deliberately do not sell cryptocurrency, indicating the long-term investment. Bitcoin they call the “improved version of gold”.

There are many amazing people in the Crypto World and we will keep telling you about the most vivid and interesting ones. Some have distinguished themselves by contributing to the development of the industry, others have managed to make good money and promote blockchain technology. Without these people, we would never know about such great innovations as blockchain and cryptocurrency, which is the future of our world.


Feel free to follow our updates and news on Twitter, Facebook, Telegram and BitcoinTalk. Read what the customers say about SimpleSwap on Trustpilot. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have via [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]).
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Significant people of The Crypto World

The cryptocurrency and blockchain spheres are less than 10 years old, but in this industry, thanks to the incredible speed of change, there are already “people-legends” that nobody knew about yesterday, and tomorrow the whole world will speak.
In this article, we will continue our acquaintance with crypto geniuses, which would eventually become more and more.
So who are the great minds of the virtual world?

Brock Pierce — from gamer to millionaire

Brock Pierce met cryptocurrencies through entertainment. In the 2000s, Pierce, being an avid gamer, founded one of the largest gaming companies selling virtual assets. Involvement in virtual currencies led Pierce into the world of the blockchain at the very beginning. He was fascinated by the potential of Bitcoin, so he decided to leave the gaming industry and start looking for, founding and financing cryptocurrency companies — Mastercoin, Blockchain Capital, Coinbase, Ethereum, Tether, Bitfury and now Block. one. Brock donated $1 billion to a decentralized autonomous community, which is created on the basis of the EOS platform.

Preethi Kasireddy — An engineer with a big heart

Meet Preethi Kasireddy — blockchain engineer and former associate of CoinBase, Goldman Sachs and Andreessen Horowitz. In 2012, Preethi graduated from the University of Southern California, gaining knowledge in the field of industrial and system engineering. Today, Preethi Kasireddy, as the founder and CEO of TruStory, is creating a company that introduces and develops blockchain technologies. In her free time, Preethi does volunteer work. For example, Preethi was actively helping to raise funds in Los Angeles to educate low-income children in India. Also, she teaches a full course “WEB development for schoolchildren”. Preethi says she lives and breathes the idea of ​​a crypto.

Roger Ver — “Bitcoin Jesus”

Roger Ver was one of the first investors in Bitcoin startups and financially helped several projects such as Blockchain. info and BitPay.
Roger first met Bitcoin while listening to the radio program. Later, when dealing with media representatives, Roger Ver said that he had not left his house for more than 7 days after that and was looking for any available information about this cryptocurrency. At that moment Roger realized that this virtual currency is the best form of financial resources that ever existed in the world. The desire to gain knowledge about Bitcoin led to a lack of sleep, because of which Roger Ver’s friend had to take the young entrepreneur to the hospital.
The entrepreneur has invested his own funds in a huge number of different projects related to Bitcoin virtual currency, including Blockchain. info, BitPay, Ripple and many others. Roger Ver’s total financial investment was approximately $1 million.
Communicating with media representatives, Roger Ver said that Bitcoin will meet many obstacles on its path, but it will be able to improve the quality of all people’s lives in the world. He also added that he does not care enough about short-term changes in the rate of this virtual currency.

Andreas Antonopoulos — Bitcoin Guru

Andreas Antonopoulos is one of the world’s most famous Bitcoin and blockchain experts. He is a very popular speaker and he is interested not only in the investment side of technology, but also in the educational, political, cultural and human components.
In 2014, Andreas was invited to the post of lecturer at the University of Nicosia, the first university in the world, where people can receive a master’s degree in digital currencies. Today Antonopoulos works in the Committee for Supervision of Bitcoin on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Today Antonopoulos works the Oversight Committee for the Bitcoin Reference Rate at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
Andreas has published many famous bestsellers about cryptocurrency. In particular, in 2014, Antonopoulos wrote the book “Mastering Bitcoin”.
Andreas emphasizes that he is not very interested in the spread of Bitcoin in developed Western countries. He is more fascinated by the idea that you can use Bitcoin in Kenya, Lagos or Nigeria with an old Nokia, and people who have never had access to banking services will be able to join the global economy this way.

Winklevoss brothers — the first Bitcoin billionaires

The first in the world billionaires who earned a fortune on Bitcoins were American twin brothers Cameron and Taylor Winklevoss. The state of the brothers is estimated at 100 thousand Bitcoins, which is equivalent to 1.17 billion dollars.
Well-known entrepreneurs and Bitcoin-enthusiasts, the Winklevoss brothers build two Bitcoin companies and own 1% of all Bitcoins already mined. As said Tyler Winklevoss, “We eat, sleep, breathe Bitcoin.”
Winklevoss deliberately do not sell cryptocurrency, indicating the long-term investment. Bitcoin they call the “improved version of gold”.

There are many amazing people in the Crypto World and we will keep telling you about the most vivid and interesting ones. Some have distinguished themselves by contributing to the development of the industry, others have managed to make good money and promote blockchain technology. Without these people, we would never know about such great innovations as blockchain and cryptocurrency, which is the future of our world.


Feel free to follow our updates and news on Twitter, Facebook, Telegram and BitcoinTalk. Read what the customers say about SimpleSwap on Trustpilot. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have via [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]).
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Why should you invest in BlockMason?

Today I want to talk to you about why BlockMason Credit Protocol is a good investment. There are a few points that I want to talk about that will help showcase the value in BCPT.
In a short amount of time BlockMason will release their rebranded app called 'LNDR'. This is how it works: You send a debt to a friend, they confirm, and the amount is stored securely on the blockchain platform. BlockMason is run on the Ethereum platform, and benefits from stability, encryption, and permanent recording and tracking. This is a next step in blockchain technology, because working with debt and credits has huge potential. In the future you can also stake your BCPT that can generate transactions that run the dapps onto the Credit Protocol. These transactions can be sold in the future to companies that have dapps on top of the Credit Protocol.
The Team:
There are 3 co-founders on the blockmason team, Timothy Galebach, Jared Bowie, and Michael Chin.
Timothy Galebach; Co-Founder
Timothy is a startup founder, technical expert, and business development specialist, with a particular focus on data-driven ventures and automated infrastructure. He is currently the owner and founder of Almond Media Solutions, a technology consulting firm in the e-commerce and display advertising space. Timothy graduated from Harvard University in 2007, with a degree in Computer Science, and went on to work with a variety of startups and established companies in CTO roles. His primary focus was making large quantities of data visualizable and actionable for salespeople and internal business teams, and eliminating cost centers through aggressive optimization and automated data orchestration.
Jared Bowie; Co-Founder
Jared Bowie has been designing systems to coordinate distributed databases and peer to peer networks for more than 10 years. He was an early adopter of Bitcoin and invested in multiple altcoin mining operations. He became fascinated with the power of Ethereum when he began writing programs on its blockchain and is now convinced of its power to take over the world. Jared graduated from James Madison University with a major in philosophy. After graduation, obsessed with the convergence of big data and display advertising, he started his first digital advertising venture. Since then, Jared has written specialized software and proprietary algorithms to run successful multimillion dollar ad campaigns and manage remote teams based in Hong Kong, mainland China, and India.
Michael Chin; Co-Founder Michael graduated from Washington University in St. Louis magna cum laude with majors in Finance and Accounting. He has spent his entire career in the credit industry, beginning with J.P. Morgan principal mezzanine credit group in New York. Michael then transferred to J.P. Morgans’ Debt Capital Markets and Syndicated Leveraged Finance group in Hong Kong, helping Asian issuers with investment grade, high yield debt, and syndicated loan offerings. Then, Michael joined the Hong Kong office of Intermediate Capital Group (a FTSE 250 composite company), one of the pioneers of mezzanine debt in Europe, before helping co-found BlockMason.
They also have Anthony Di Iorio (co-founder of ethereum) as advisor of Blockmason.
Anthony Diiorio is a serial entrepreneur, VC, community organizer, and thought leader in the field of decentralized technologies. Born and raised in Toronto, Diiorio is the former Chief Digital Officer of the TMX Group and Toronto Stock Exchange, founder and CEO of Decentral, a software development company focused on blockchain technologies, and founder and CEO of Jaxx, a multi-token, blockchain interface that provides a unified experience across 9 platforms and devices. In 2013, Diiorio funded, and along with Vitalik Buterin and 3 others founded the smart contract platform Ethereum.
Anthony has been investing in cryptocurrencies and blockchain companies since 2012. In 2014, his project Ethereum raised $18 million, becoming the largest, completed crowdfunded project of its time. The market cap of Ethereum was recently valued at $30 billion. Over a 4-year span, Anthony’s blockchain and cryptocurrencies investments have yielded 2000x returns.
Since 2012, Diiorio has hosted over 100 technology event as well has spoken and keynoted events all over the world. Notable events he has organized include the first Canadian Bitcoin Expo in 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, and DEC_TECH events at MaRS Discovery District. In 2015, Anthony became a lecturer for the University of Nicosia's Master's program in Digital Currency and advisor at MaRS Fintech Cluster. He is involved in Deloitte’s Exponentials.xyz initiative, is a member of the Bitcoin Speakers Bureau for the Bitcoin Foundation, as well as a member of the Satoshi Roundtable, an annual retreat for the top 50 thought leaders in blockchain technology.
BCPT has 45 million circulating supply, and is sitting at a market cap of 10$ million, and is currently below it's ICO price. It was recently listed on Binance, and Kucoin, and is also available on Etherdelta.
The Blockmason team are also working on patents take on major industries. This is what the BCPT team are telling us about it: First: We are currently filing key patents with our legal team that will challenge multi-billion dollar industries. We have gone to great lengths to assure that there is no prior art, that our methods and processes are sound, and that the USPTO should look favorably on our applications and designs. While no outcome is 100% guaranteed we are bullish in the extreme on what this portends for the future of Blockmason. While we are building out this new IP that supports Credit Protocol and other internal BM efforts, we believe that our team will allow us to operate more effectively.
you can check their white paper here: https://blockmason.io/cp-whitepapeIntroduction-amp-Features
telegram: https://t.me/blockmason
twitter: https://twitter.com/blockmasonio
steemit: https://steemit.com/@blockmason
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Three Laws of BTC Bull and Bear Cycle and Its Applications — Freezing Point Forecast — One

Three Laws of BTC Bull and Bear Cycle and Its Applications — Freezing Point Forecast — One
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TOKEN Roll x FENBUSHI DIGITAL
Analyst: Song Shuangjie
Special Adviser: Shen Bo Rin
Guide:
The fourth price-rising cycle of BTC might commence around May 2019. The mainstream institutions join the game and ETF might be the driving force of the fourth round of price cycle.
Summary:
BTC has undergone three rounds of price cycles. ‘It is different this time’ has always been a terrible lesson for investors. The tokens, typical represented by BTC, are special in nature to other financial products, which makes it easily get mistaken that BTC will go up straightly and never decline. When the cycle power works, the asset price, which was thought to create a different history, will collapse. There are 3 major rules of the BTC price cycle:
A. BTC price cycle is closely related to its halving cycle. A complete BTC price cycle lasts for about four years. The price-rising section will commence one year ahead of the time before the output is halved. The BTC output was halved for the first time at the end of November 2012, and before that the BTC price touched the bottom in November 2011. The BTC output was halved for the second time in July 2016, as the BTC price touched the bottom in August 2015. As you can see, each time BTC output halving, is the start of a price-rising cycle, and the price speeding up begins with it.
B. BTC price fluctuation range decreases as market value increasing. The BTC’s (in circulation) market value varies with its price fluctuations, which means BTC’s price rising makes its market value increases, and the price fluctuation range decreases. It is similar to the historical process of other asset classes. During the first price cycle, the price of BTC rose by 10636 times which was the biggest gain, and the maximum drawdown was declined by 93.76%. During the second price cycle, the price of BTC rose by 623 times, and declined by 83.93% maximum. During the third price cycle, BTC rose by 98.57 times at most, the maximum declining has not been confirmed yet.
C. The innovation led by BTC is constantly evolving and more and more approved by the mainstream. From BTC to Altcoin, from Altcoin to Crowdsale, there are iconic innovations and applications in every price cycle. In the first cycle, the birth and gradual application of BTC was a landmark event. In the second cycle, with the re-emergence of BTC in 2013, the tide of the Altcoins was rampant, and a large number of Altcoins appeared. In the third cycle, Crowdsale began to be popular around the world, and many websites started to provide Crowdsale's news and discussion forum. Since 2017, Crowdsale has dominated the blockchain investment, far exceeding VCs and corporate investment. With the development of blockchain technology, the evolution of digital certification, the improvement of practitioners' awareness, and the evolution of government regulation, the innovation led by BTC has evolved and is more approved by the mainstream.
The third round of the price cycle might come to an end around May 2019, and followed by the fourth round of price cycle. The maximum rise in the BTC's fourth price-rising cycle will be smaller than last three cycles. BTC's increasing market value demands more capital. Digital token shall embrace supervision to absorb more institutional funds. ETF will be a viable solution. In the future, it will shift from Crowdsale to ETF, and from deregulation to embracing supervision.
Risk Tips: ETFs have put capital amount into this market less than that we expected. Quantum computer technology is advancing by leaps and bounds
Content
1 The First Round of Price Cycle .
2 The Second Round of Price Cycle
3 The Third Round of Price Cycle
4 Three Major Rules of BTC Price Cycle
4.1 BTC price cycle is closely related to its halving cycle
4.2 BTC price cycle is closely related to its halving cycle
4.3 BTC-led innovatioized by the mainstream
5 The new journey of BTC will Start in May 2019
List of Graphs
Graph 1: BTC Price Trend in The First Price Cycle (in USD)
Graph 2: BTC price trend in the second round of price cycle (in USD)
Graph 3: The number of tokens in 2013 has increased significantly Graph 4: BTC price trend in the third round of price cycle (in USD)
Graph 5: VIX index and BTC price are negatively correlated
Graph 6: Crowdsale has dominated blockchain investment since 2017 (millions of US dollars)
Graph 7: A large number of Crypto Funds were established in recent years.
Graph 8: ETH price trend (in USD)
Graph 9: ETH price is positively related to the size of Crowdsale financing
Graph 10: Lightning network capacity continues to grow
Graph 11: The number of lightning network channels continues to grow
Graph 12: The global Crowdsale growth rate slows down in 2018 .
Graph 13: Crowdsale’s fundraising has started to decline since 2018 .
Graph 14: Significant growth in venture capital in the blockchain sector in 2018
Graph 15: BTC block reward trend reduction
Graph 16: BTC price cycle and halving mechanism (in USD)
Graph 17: BTC market value scale trend increase
Graph 18: BTC price fluctuations become smaller
Graph 19: Admission to mainstream institutions has continued since the end of 2018
Graph 20: The third round of the price cycle may be completed around May 2019
Graph 21: The current stage of the price cycle has been probable more than half, and the downside space is limited
History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme. --Mark Twain
‘It is different this time’ has always been a terrible lesson for investors. The tokens, typical represented by BTC, are special in nature to other financial products, which results in producing an idea, in some investors’ mind, that the price of BTC will go up straightly and never decline. When the cycle power works, the asset price, which was thought to create a different history, will collapse. No matter it is the A-share market of 2007 or the one of 2015, or any ‘bubble time’ in human history, the cycle power played its role. As far as BTC is concerned, its price has also experienced three rounds of cycles.
In addition, when the asset price is in a dark period of continuous decline and weak rebound, the power of the cycle also works. As long as it is a valuable asset, its price will eventually bounce back from the bottom. Opportunities have always been there, if you have an asset with high potential in hand. In the dark moments before dawn, the more you are afraid, the more you will be confused. At this time, you have to believe in the value investing. ‘Be fearful when others are greedy and be greedy when others are fearful’, not the other way around. That means, we shall invest reversely, buying undervalued assets gradually in the bottom region of price decline cycle; selling overvalued assets gradually in the top region of price-rising cycle; and following the trend in other time region of the cycle.
1 The First Round of Price Cycle
The first round of BTC price cycle lasted for 610 days, from March 2010 to November 2011, and in this cycle, BTC price rise rate was the highest of BTCs three price cycles.
The price rise stage of the first round of price cycle, from March 2010 to June 2011, lasted for 447 days. The starting price was 0.003 USD/piece, and the highest price was 31.91 USD/piece, the rise rate reached 10,636 times. The price decline section of the first round of price cycle, from June 2011 to November 2011, lasted for 163 days. In this price decline section, the starting price of BTC was $31.91 per piece, and the lowest price was $1.99 per piece. The decline rate was 94%.
On May 22, 2010, the famous BTC Pizza dealt. Laszlo Hanyecz from Jacksonville, FL, bought two pizzas with 10,000 BTCs. Each price ofBTC is less than 0.01US dollars.
In the first round of the price cycle, there is no explicit positive or negative factors causing BTC's price huge fluctuation. Fluctuations are more like in a “natural” situation. Before the first BTC bubble bursted in November 2011, its price was in a trend of increasing. The reason of rise was that the price base of BTC was very low. With the understanding of BTC gradually getting better, the demand increased, and then, the price rose. For example, June 2011, WikiLeaks and some organizations began accepting BTC donations.
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2 The Second Round of Price Cycle
The second round of BTC price cycle lasted for 1377 days, from November 2011 to August 2015, and in this cycle, the price of BTC exceeded gold for the first time.
The price rise stage of the second round of price cycle, from November 2011 to November 2013, lasted for 743 days. The starting price was $1.99 USD/piece, and the highest price was 1,242 USD/piece, the rise rate reached 623 times. The price decline section of the second round of price cycle. From November 2013 to August 2015, lasted for 634 days. In this price decline stage, the starting price of BTC was 1,242 USD per piece, and the lowest price was 199.57 USD per piece. The decline rate was 84%.
At the second price cycle, the range of application of BTC has been greatly expanded. In November 2012, WordPress began to accept BTC; and in October 2013, the world's first BTC ATM was deployed in a coffee shop in Vancouver where customers could buy and sell BTC. In November 2013, the University of Nicosia announced accepting BTC for tuition, the university's chief financial officer called it "gold of tomorrow"; In addition to some underground economy and gray economy began to accept BTC, BTC is also getting closer to daily life.
The success of BTC popularized altcoins. The first type of altcoin LTC (Litecoin) was created in October 2011, and it is the time when the BTC price came to the end of price decline. In 2011, Namecoin and SwiftCoin were born successively. In 2012, Bytecoin and Peercoin were issued, however, BTC was still in the stage of rising slowly from the bottom, and the market was not hot. Along with the re-emergence of BTC in 2013, the tide of the altcoins is rampant, and a large number of altcoins are issued. According to CoinMarketCap data, there were 66 kinds of altcoins at the end of 2013, while there were less than 10 at the beginning of the year.
The safe-haven properties of BTC are widely approved. BTC was a choice for people in many countries that are in crises. The residents flocked to BTC, hoping to maintain assets value through BTC. This phenomenon has occurred many times during the European debt crisis. For example, in early 2013, in order to get the bailout, the Cyprus government imposed taxes on deposits and imposed strict capital controls. In order to prevent property from shrinking, the Cypriot people rushed to bank runs and exchanged their currencies for BTC. The price of BTC quickly rose from 30 something to 265 US dollars.

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Due to the lack of supervision, BTC is often affected by negative events, which makes the market confidence in the danger of collapsing. In October 2013, the FBI seized approximately 26,000 BTCs from the Silk Road website, causing the BTC price to collapse to 110 US dollars. On December 5, 2013, the People's Bank of China banned the use of BTC by Chinese financial institutions, which made the price of BTC declined. In February 2014, Mt. Gox, the largest BTC exchange at the time, said that 850,000 BTCs of its customers were stolen, worth nearly 500 million US dollars, and BTC prices fell nearly half, from 867 to 439 US dollars.
The emergence of a large number of altcoins caused market bleeding. Since 2014, the number of altcoins has exploded. By August 2015, the number has reached 556, resulting in diversion of funds and market expansion. On May 1, 2013, BTC accounted for 94.29% of the market value of all tokens, and the market value of other tokens except the top 10 tokens was about 1%. By August 25, 2015, the proportion of BTC is about 83%, and the other tokens account for 4%, which is obvious.
No matter how magical token is, it is still a kind of asset. The mean return of value is a basic common sense of investment. The value will pull the price back to it, just like the gravity. The risk increases with the price rises, and the value appears when the price declines. In the rising section of this cycle, the price of BTC rose by 623 times, which is a great rise rate. When the price is too high, and the potential return in the future is insufficient, the attractiveness to new investors will fall, and the old investors will leave and look for more lucrative assets. Once the power of trend investors exhausted, the trend will reverse.
3 The Third Round of Price Cycle
The third round of price cycle of BTC is not over and is currently in the downward phase of the cycle. The price increased from August 2015 and lasted for 845 days till December 2017. The starting price of the price-rising cycle BTC was 199.57 USD/piece, and the highest price was close to 20,000 USD/piece. The rise rate is up to 99 times. Since December 2017, the price started to decline. The price has fallen to the lowest 3,191.30 US dollars up to now, a drop of 84%.
BTC networks expanded rapidly, and BTC has gained increasing recognition among legislators and traditional financial companies. Studies have shown that by November 2013, the commercialization of BTC is no longer driven by the underground economy, but by legitimate businesses. During this price cycle, people from more countries can get in touch with, select, trade and use BTC on a daily basis. In January 2016, Bitcoin computing capacity reached 1 exahash/S for the first time; In March 2016, the Japanese cabinet acknowledged that BTC has a function similar to real money. In 2017, Norway's largest online bank Skandiabanken integrated BTC accounts. In December 2017, Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) officially launched BTC futures, which is an important step for BTC to take toward mainstream investment. In October 2018, Fidelity launched its independent subsidiary Fidelity Digital Asset Services to provide digital asset services to institutional customers. In December 2018, the first round of financing was completed by the token exchange Bakkt launched by the Intercontinental Exchange. In February 2019, Nasdaq officially launched - Bitcoin Liquid Index (BLX) and Ethereum Liquid Index (ELX)- two indexes. The pension fund of US invests in the encryption fund, the mainstream organization is accelerating, and the relevant infrastructure is gradually improved.
BTC has become a risky asset. Under the current “three lows” environment - low interest rates, low spreads and low volatility, investors are seeking high returns, which leads to excessive financial risk behaviors and complacency, investors' risk appetite, and high leverage tools and the acceptance of high-risk products has increased, arbitrage transactions have prevailed, liquidity mismatches have been severe, and the overall market is fragile. As the results we can see that, the price of BTC is increasingly correlated with the VIX index (Chicago Options Exchange Volatility Index). A lower VIX index indicates that investors expect less volatility, while a higher VIX indicates higher expected volatility. The lower VIX index indicates that investors are optimistic about S&P 500, while the higher VIX means that investors are uncertain about the market outlook. When market volatility declines, investors buy stocks and other types of risk assets, when the market volatility rises, investors sell risky assets.
Risk assets will be dumped when risk appetite reduces panic market. BTC bid farewell to the nature of safe-haven assets and become a risky asset. Since December 2017, with the decline of the VIX index, the price of BTC rises, and the price of BTC is negatively correlated with the VIX index. At the beginning of 2018, the VIX index skyrocketed and BTC fell rapidly. In October 2018, the global market risk aversion trend increased, the VIX index went up, and the BTC price also fell sharply.

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Crowdsale has become the main financing method in the blockchain field. Crowdsale was born in the second round of the price cycle, Mastercoin did the world's first Crowdsale in July 2013. In 2014, Ethereum also raised funds through Crowdsale, when the price of ETH was less than 0.22 USD per piece. After 2016, when it is in the third price cycle, Crowdsale is popular around the world, and many websites began to provide information and discussion communities for Crowdsale. From a global perspective, Crowdsale has dominated the blockchain investment since 2017, far exceeding VCs and corporate investment. In 2017, Crowdsale raised 7.4 billion US dollars, and in the first half of 2018, Crowdsale Raised 12 billion US dollars.
The Crypto Fund emerged. Along with the Crowdsale boom, a large number of Crypto Funds were created. The number of Crypto Funds newly established in 2017 was nearly 200, far exceeding the total amount of the Crypto funds created in previous years, which fully demonstrated that, with the rise in the price of the token, the enthusiasm of funds to blockchain field is high.

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The rise of blockchain 2.0, the Crowdsale tide pushed ETH up nearly 10,000 times. In the third round of the BTC (Token) price cycle, the biggest star is not BTC, but ETH. Crowdsale after 2016, issued tokens mainly through Ethereum, which represented the rise of ETH in the blockchain 2.0 era. Crowdsale prosperity boosted the rise of ETH. On January 13, 2018, the price of ETH rose to a peak of 1,432.88 US dollars per piece, which is 6512 times rise rate comparing to its initial price.
The ETH price has a significant positive correlation with the growth rate of Crowdsale financing. The growth rate of Crowdsale financing decreased by 69.23% in 2015, the price of ETH decreased by 66.30% in the same year. In 2016, the growth rate of Crowdsale financing increased by 2737.5%, and ETH increased by 753.74%. In 2017, the growth rate of Crowdsale financing increased by 3,159.91%, and ETH rose by 8809.91%.

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Plan for public blockchain performance improvement emerged, and significant progress were made in lightning network. With the popularization of blockchains, the congestion of BTC and other public chains has gradually emerged, and performance has become one of the bottlenecks in the blockchain industry. In 2018, the performance-improvement plan of the public blockchain emerged. Improvements were made to the difference in blockchain logical architecture, including on-chain capacity expansion schemes by improving consensus mechanism and sharing, and off-chain capacity expansion schemes by status channel, sidechain, off-chain computing, and Layer 0 expansion scheme that enhance the scalability of the blockchain by optimizing the underlying data transmission protocol of the blockchain. Since the main net of BTC lightning network goes live, the number and capacity of channels have been increasing. As of March 10, 2019, the capacity has reached 790 BTC, and the number of channels has reached 35,464.

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Note: The Unique channel refers to the channel that is directly connected to the node for the first time, and the Duplicate channel refers to the channel between the nodes that have been connected.
The standardization of the token is promoted. On January 22, 2018, South Korea required all BTC dealers to disclose their identity, thereby prohibiting anonymous trading of BTC. During the first quarter of 2018, Facebook, Google and Twitter prohibited the promotion of Crowdsale, while the US Securities and Exchange Commission investigated a large number of Crowdsale projects, and issued bans to some Crowdsale projects. Regardless of the government's attitude towards the token, it is committed to incorporating the token into the regulatory framework for legal compliance.
The Crowdsale bubble bursted and the magical story is no longer magical. According to incomplete statistics, in 2017, 871 Crowdsale were completed in the world. These projects involved directions as distributed analogous Facebook, twitter, amazon, and next-generation public chain (blockchain 3.0), etc. These projects have raised a large amount of funds, but the actual operating is worrying. The promotion of the project dissipated a large amount of funds, but the actual development progress was far less than expected, resulting in the market's expectation failure and the diversion of funds from the mainstream token. Superimposed the impact of more and more negative news, technical adjustment requirements and market sentiment fluctuation. The market enters a negative cycle, as the decline begins.

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In 2018, there has been rapid growth in venture capital in the blockchain sector, indicating that venture capital still have good expectations about the application and future prospects of the blockchain. According to Coindesk data, the risk investment in the blockchain sector in 2018 reverse the decline of 2017, year-on-year increase of 257%, and the total amount for the year 2018 reached 3.1 billion US dollars.

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BTC peaked first. In terms of time, in the third round of the price cycle, the first to peak is BTC, which reached 19,870.62 USD per piece in December 2017. The peak of ETH happened later than BTC, in January 2018. EOS did not peak until April. The important reason for BTC to peak first is that the amount of funds needed to support the BTC market value scale is the largest. When the market’s ability to carry on is not enough, it is inevitable for the price of BTC to react first.
4 Three Major Rules of BTC Price Cycle
The price cycle of BTC has obvious regularity, and some unchanging factors determine the price fluctuation of BTC.
4.1 BTC price cycle is closely related to its halving cycle
One full BTC price cycle lasts approximately four years. In the first round of price cycles, the measure of time span is not reliable because of the availability of BTC trading prices. The second round of the price cycle lasted for 1,377 days, from November 2011 to August 2015, about four years.
The price-rising cycle of BTC is closely related to its halving period, and the price-rising cycle starts one year before each halving. At the end of November 2012, the first production of BTC was halved, that is, the number of BTC generated by each block was 25, and in November 2011, the price of BTC has bottomed out, and the halving of BTC is one year after the second price-rising cycle. In July 2016, production of BTC was halved the second time, that is, the number of BTC generated by each block was 12.5. In August 2015, BTC had already bottomed out, and BTC's production was reduced again one year after the third price-rising cycle started.

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BTC output halving blows the horn of each price-rising cycle, and the price speeding up begin. Although it is not BTC output halving that brings the price-rising cycle, but the halving of BTC output significantly reduced the growth rate of BTC supply, speeding up the rise of BTC price and the price-rising cycle. From November 2011 to November 2012, before the halving of BTC output, BTC increased by 6.74 times in one year. From November 2012 to November 2013, BTC price increased by 99.57 times. In the third price-rising cycle, BTC price rose by a maximum of 2.87 times in about 11 months before the production cut. After halving, BTC price rose by a maximum of 29.73 times in about 11 months.

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4.2 BTC price cycle is closely related to its halving cycle
The change in the market value scale of BTC (circulation) is mainly caused by its price fluctuations, and has little to do with the changes in the total amount of BTC output. According to CMC data, by April 28, 2013, the total amount of BTC that had been mined was about 11.18 million pieces, which is more than 53% of the total amount of BTC of 21 million pieces. The halving mechanism of BTC also accelerated the marginal decline of BTC total growth rate. Compared with the amount of BTC already mined, the new supply of BTC is very insignificant. In addition, the volatility of BTC prices far exceeds the volatility of BTC's total output, and the market value of BTC fluctuates with its price.
The market value of BTC has increased in trend. Because of the trend of BTC price-rising, the number of BTC total output has also increased in one direction, and the market value of BTC has increased in the long run. According to CMC data, on April 28, 2013, BTC's market value in circulation was only 1.5 billion US dollars. By the peak of the third price-rising cycle, the market value increased to 326.1 billion US dollars, and the current market value also reached 113.8 billion US dollars, increased by 74.87 times.
The price volatility of BTC is gradually getting smaller. With the increasing of BTC market value in trend, the BTC market is becoming more and more mature, more and more accepted by the public, more and more professional organizations are participating, the compliance operation is becoming mainstream, and the BTC price volatility is decreasing. Similar to the historical process of other asset classes, and the same thing is repeated again and again. In the first price cycle, the price of BTC increased by 10636 times, and the fell by 93.76% maximum. In the second price cycle, the price of BTC increased by 623 times, and fell by 83.93% maximum. In the third price cycle, the maximum increase of BTC price was 98.57 times, and the biggest decline has not been confirmed

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4.3 BTC-led innovation continues to evolve and is more and more recognized by the mainstream
From BTC to Altcoin, from Altcoin to Crowdsale, there are iconic innovations and applications in every price cycle. In the first cycle, the birth and gradual application of BTC was a landmark event. In the second cycle, with the re-emergence of BTC in 2013, the tide of the Altcoins was rampant, and a large number of Altcoins appeared. In the third cycle, Crowdsale began to be popular around the world, many websites started to provide Crowdsale's news and discussion forum. Since 2017, Crowdsale has dominated the blockchain investment, far exceeding VCs and corporate investment.
The original intention of Nakamoto to create BTC is to establish a more efficient means of trading that can be electronically transferred in a safe, verifiable and non-tamperable form. During the early days of bitcoin and blockchain development, this drove the development of most applications of BTC and blockchain. However, with the development of blockchain technology, the evolution of digital token, the recognition of practitioners, and the evolution of government regulation, the changes led by BTC continue to evolve and gain more mainstream recognition.
More and more countries recognize that the blockchain reflects its unique value in many fields. The government has gradually incorporated digital token into regulation, and mainstream institutions are increasingly recognizing BTC. In 2017, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) officially launched BTC futures, as BTC took an important step toward mainstream investment, improving the accessibility of BTC to traditional financial institutions. In March 2017, Cameron's Cliveworth and Taylor W. Crawworth brothers attempted to submit an application to the US Securities and Exchange Commission for BTC ETF (transactional open-ended index fund). Although on September 22, 2018, US Securities and Exchange Commission rejected nine BTC ETF applications, the approval of BTC ETF application is a high probability event in the long run. With the continuous improvement of related infrastructure and the gradual maturity of the market, the pace of institutional entry has shown signs of acceleration. Since the end of 2018, news about the organization of encrypted assets by mainstream institutions has continued.

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5 The new journey of BTC will Start in May 2019
The fourth price-rising cycle of BTC will start in May 2019, and mainstream institutions will enter the market, while ETF may become the core trend of the fourth round of BTC price cycle.
From the perspective of supply, the third halving of BTC begins around May 21, 2020. The price-rising cycle of BTC is closely related to its halving period. The price-rising cycle starts about one year before halving. From this perspective, the BTC price-rising cycle may be opened around May 2019.

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From the time dimension, the complete BTC price cycle lasts for about four years. The third round of the price cycle, which started in August 2015, will be completed around August 2019, and the fourth round of the price cycle of BTC will begin thereafter. Considering that the data in the second round of the price cycle is more reliable, only the second round of price cycle data is used as the measurement standard, the complete price cycle is 1377 days, about 3 years and 9 months, and the third round price cycle may end around May 2019.
Combined with the previous two BTC price cycles, the downturn phase of the current price cycle has been probably more than half, and further downside space is limited. In the first two rounds of the price cycle, the duration of the downlink phase is less than the duration of the uplink phase. The duration of the third phase of the price cycle has been confirmed (845 days), while the duration of the downturn phase has been more than half of the upstream phase (450 days). From the first two rounds of the price cycle, the rapid decline in prices occurred in the early stage of the downtrend phase. The price fluctuations of BTC in the second half of the downturn phase have been significantly reduced. The BTC price declines reached 61% in the first half and 74% in the second round of the price cycle, and the corresponding maximum declines in BTC were 94% and 84% respectively. In the current round of the price cycle, the biggest drop has reached 84%, so take it from now, even if the price is further down, the downside space is already limited.
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Note: The data of the third round of the price cycle and the total duration are up to March 12, 2019.
From the price dimension, the downside space of the current round of BTC prices is limited, and the maximum increase of BTC's fourth price-rising cycle will become smaller. In the first price cycle, the price of BTC increased by 10636 times, and fell by 93.76% maximum. In the second price cycle, the price of BTC increased by 623 times, and fell by 83.93% maximum. In the third price cycle, the maximum increase of BTC price was 98.57 times, and the biggest decline has not been confirmed. On February 6, 2018, BTC fell to a minimum of 3,191.30 US dollars per piece, drop by 84.07%, has reached the low of second round of price cycle, from the perspective of price adjustment, BTC price downside has been more limited. The maximum increase in the fourth price-rising cycle of BTC will be smaller.
From the perspective of risk, after a year of continuous adjustment, BTC prices have fully fallen, risks have been gradually released, and investor’s risk appetite has risen to create favorable conditions for BTC prices to stabilize. Beginning at the end of December 2018, the VIX index has fallen, and now it has reached 15 or below. The investor's risk appetite has gradually picked up, creating favorable conditions for the BTC price to rise stably.
Last but not least, from the perspective of capital, the mainstream institutions accelerated their entry and many positive signals were released. With the continuous improvement of related infrastructure and the gradual maturity of the market, the pace of institutional entry has shown signs of acceleration. Since 2018, on the one hand, the entry of mainstream institutions can bring incremental funds to the entire market, on the other hand, it also contributes to the formal development of the entire industry.
The value of the BTC's market value in circulation continues to increase, and the digital token embraces regulation. It is expected that the ETF will be the core trend in the fourth price cycle. As the value of the BTC and digital token market increases, their use will be more tied-up to legitimate use than illegal activities. According to the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) data, only 10% of the current BTC transactions is related to illegal activities and 90% is used for legal transactions. BTC's increasingly large market value requires more financial support. Digital token will embrace supervision to absorb more funds, and ETF will be a viable solution. In the future, there is going to be an evolution from Crowdsale to ETF, from regulation to embrace supervision.
Note:
Although in this report, we try to predict the bottom and time of Token, especially BTC, by using time and space cycle, we would like to tell investors that it is very dangerous to invest basing on a specific dot and time. An investment shall base on the assessment of the value of the token.
Here are our suggestions: 1. Do not try to predict the market. Mistakes are liable to happen when you try to predict market harshly. 2. Feel the cycle. Cycle is always there, because of the constant human nature;3. Be with a good Token, which will bring you more chance to win. 4.Keep valuation in mind. The most important thing in value investing is to keep the valuation in mind. If the price is reasonable, everything is getable. The key is the difference between price and value (Absolute valuation method is not available with Token because of its specialty. However, a relative valuation method can be applied. Please refer to Token Toll’s report series).
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For some reasons, some definition in this report are not very defined, such as: Token, Digital Token, Digital Currency, Currency, Crowdsale, etc.
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Hilo General de Bitcoin, despues del Hardfork, viene la evolución.

Hilo continuación del que venimos, para postear opiniones y noticias que no merecen hilo propio. Iré modificándolo poco a poco para dejarlo bien.
[QUOTE=Sr.Mojón;18954032][B][SIZE="5"]Hilo Oficial del Bitcoin[/SIZE][/B] [SIZE="5"][B][SIZE="4"][COLOR="Green"]XI Edition[/COLOR][/SIZE][/B][/SIZE]
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[B][SIZE="3"]Cotización en tiempo real[/SIZE][/B] [IMG]http://bitcoin.i-rme.es/api/price_image/price_forocoches.php#png[/IMG]
[SIZE="4"][B]Venimos de...[/B][/SIZE] [url]http://www.burbuja.info/inmobiliaria/burbuja-inmobiliaria/854847-hilo-oficial-del-bitcoin-x-to-the-moon.html[/url] [url="http://www.burbuja.info/inmobiliaria/burbuja-inmobiliaria/709069-hilo-oficial-del-bitcoin-ix-ahora-mas-burbujas.html#post15408097"]Hilo oficial del Bitcoin (IX)[/url] - 07-nov-2015 [url="http://www.burbuja.info/inmobiliaria/burbuja-inmobiliaria/675253-hilo-oficial-del-bitcoin-viii.html"]Hilo oficial del Bitcoin (VIII)[/url] - 27-jul-2015 - [I][COLOR="Gray"](retornado del exilio político)[/COLOR][/I] [url="http://www.burbuja.info/inmobiliaria/burbuja-inmobiliaria/610897-hilo-oficial-del-bitcoin-vii.html"]Hilo oficial del Bitcoin (VII)[/url] - 13-ene-2015 [url="http://www.burbuja.info/inmobiliaria/burbuja-inmobiliaria/497459-hilo-oficial-del-bitcoin-vi.html"]Hilo oficial del Bitcoin (VI)[/url] - 14-ene-2014 [url="http://www.burbuja.info/inmobiliaria/burbuja-inmobiliaria/482709-hilo-oficial-del-bitcoin-v.html"]Hilo oficial del Bitcoin (V)[/url] - 27-nov-2013 [url="http://www.burbuja.info/inmobiliaria/burbuja-inmobiliaria/472578-hilo-oficial-del-bitcoin-iv.html"]Hilo oficial del Bitcoin (IV)[/url] - 24-oct-2013 [url="http://www.burbuja.info/inmobiliaria/burbuja-inmobiliaria/415715-hilo-oficial-del-bitcoin-iii.html"]Hilo oficial del Bitcoin (III)[/url] - 22-abr-2013 [url="http://www.burbuja.info/inmobiliaria/burbuja-inmobiliaria/412574-hilo-oficial-del-bitcoin-ii.html"]Hilo oficial del Bitcoin (II)[/url] - 11-abr-2013 [url="http://www.burbuja.info/inmobiliaria/burbuja-inmobiliaria/400662-hilo-oficial-bitcoin-i.html"]Hilo oficial del Bitcoin (I)[/url] - 06-mar-2013 [URL="http://www.burbuja.info/inmobiliaria/burbuja-inmobiliaria/236815-guia-absoluto-novato-bitcoin.html"]Guía para el absoluto novato en Bitcoin[/URL] - 02-jul-2011
[I]*En estos hilos hay gráficas y noticias de sus respectivas fechas.[/I]
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Los cimientos de BITCOIN: [youtube]ZDNZTiCtbIY[/youtube]
Ejemplo visual de una BlokChain: [url]https://anders.com/blockchain/blockchain.html[/url]
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[U]-.nuevos_2016:[/U] [url]https://coinmarketcap.com/[/url] [url]https://coin.dance/volume/localbitcoins[/url] [url]https://bitcoinity.org/markets/kraken/EUR[/url] [url]https://coin.dance/[/url] [url]https://tradeblock.com/bitcoin/[/url] [url]http://fiatleak.com/[/url] [url]https://www.kaiko.com/[/url] [url]https://bitcoinfees.21.co/[/url] ** ,muy interesante [url]https://blocks.wizb.it/[/url] [url]https://live.blockcypher.com/btc/[/url] [url=http://www.satoshi.24ex.com/]Satoshi Converter[/url] *Para saber el cálculo en usd/eur en unidades menores al Bitcoin. [url]https://www.cryptonator.com/converte[/url] *Para saber el cálculo entre fiat-cryptomonedas
[SIZE="4"][B]Noticias: [/B][/SIZE] [url]https://news.bitcoin.com/[/url] [url]http://www.coindesk.com/[/url] [url]http://criptonoticias.com/[/url] [url]https://forobits.com/c/bitcoin[/url] [url]https://cointelegraph.es/[/url]
[B][SIZE="4"]Trading[/SIZE][/B]
[B]Exchanges[/B] [URL="https://www.bitstamp.net/"]Bitstamp[/URL] - [COLOR="SlateGray"]SEPA[/COLOR] [URL="https://btc-e.com/"]BTC-e[/URL] - [COLOR="slategray"]SEPA[/COLOR] [URL="https://www.kraken.com/"]Kraken[/URL] - [COLOR="slategray"]SEPA[/COLOR] [URL="https://gemini.com/"]Gemini[/URL] - [COLOR="SlateGray"]USA[/COLOR] [URL="https://www.coinsetter.com/"]Coinsetter[/URL] - [COLOR="slategray"]USA[/COLOR] [URL="https://exchange.coinbase.com/"]Coinbase Exchange[/URL] - [COLOR="slategray"]USA[/COLOR] [URL="https://www.okcoin.com/"]OKCoin[/URL] - [COLOR="slategray"]China[/COLOR] [URL="https://huobi.com/"]Huobi[/URL] - [COLOR="slategray"]China[/COLOR] [URL="https://www.bitfinex.com/"]Bitfinex[/URL] - [COLOR="slategray"]Hong Kong[/COLOR] Mas..[url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_currency_exchange[/url]
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[B][SIZE="4"]Gurus de Bitcoin:[/SIZE][/B]
Andreas Antonopoulos Charlie Shrem Peter Thiel Arvin Narayand
[B][SIZE="4"]Cursos:[/SIZE][/B] -. [url]http://www.truthcoin.info/papers/truthcoin-whitepaper.pdf[/url] (paper sobre una sidechain que servirá para incluir un sistema descentralizado de oráculos en Bitcoin.) In-depth Udemy Course(over 8 hours of video tutorials) -. [url]https://www.udemy.com/bitcoin-or-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-crypto[/url] Coursera Cryptocurrency Course(61 videos in 11 sections) -.[url]https://www.coursera.org/learn/cryptocurrency[/url] Khan Academy Bitcoin Course(9 ~10 minute videos) -.[url]https://www.khanacademy.org/economics-finance-domain/core-finance/money-and-banking/bitcoin/v/bitcoin-what-is-it[/url] Bitcoin 101 Blackboard Series(over 7 hours of video tutorials) -. [url]https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzctEq7iZD-7-DgJM604zsndMapn9ff6q[/url] Introduction to Bitcoin(3 hour course available via free trial) -. [url]https://www.pluralsight.com/courses/bitcoin-decentralized-technology[/url] Introduction toDigital Currency - MOOC offered by University of Nicosia -. [url]http://digitalcurrency.unic.ac.cy/free-introductory-mooc/[/url]
[B][SIZE="4"]Deep Dive Technical Resources: (pá los valientes):[/SIZE][/B] Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency Technologies (Princeton's 300 page textbook) [url]https://d28rh4a8wq0iu5.cloudfront.net/bitcointech/readings/princeton_bitcoin_book.pdf?a=1[/url] Bitcoin Developer Guide [url]https://bitcoin.org/en/developer-guide[/url] Bitcoin Ninja [url]http://bitcoin.ninja/[/url] Bitcoin Protocol Specification [url]http://enetium.com/resources/Bitcoin.pdf[/url] Epic List of Research Papers [url]https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VaWhbAj7hWNdiE73P-W-wrl5a0WNgzjofmZXe0Rh5sg/edit?pli=1#gid=0[/url] How the Bitcoin Protocol Actually Works [url]http://www.michaelnielsen.org/ddi/how-the-bitcoin-protocol-actually-works/[/url] Mastering Bitcoin [url]https://github.com/aantonop/bitcoinbook/blob/develop/book.asciidoc[/url] Epic List of Bitcoin Books [url]https://github.com/McFrankline/Blockchain-stuff#bitcoin[/url] Epic List of Many Blockchain Books [url]https://github.com/McFrankline/Blockchain-stuff#blockchain-books[/url] Programming the Blockchain in C# [url]https://programmingblockchain.gitbooks.io/programmingblockchain/content/[/url]
[B][SIZE="4"]Documentales:[/SIZE][/B] Bitcoin Films [url]http://bitcoinfilm.org/documentaries/[/url] Bitcoin in Uganda BrRXP1tp6Kw Inside Man with Morgan Spurlock [url]http://www.disclose.tv/action/viewvideo/198650/Morgan_Spurlock__Living_On_Bitcoin__The_Inside_Man_Bitcoin_CNN_Full_Documentary/[/url] Life on Bitcoin [url]http://lifeonbitcoin.com/[/url] Life Inside a Secret Chinese Bitcoin Mine K8kua5B5K3I The Bitcoin Doco [url]http://thebitcoindoco.com/?p=202[/url] The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin [url]http://bitcoindoc.com/[/url]
[B][SIZE="4"]otras cosas de este año 2016:[/SIZE][/B] [url]http://themerkle.com/top-6-ways-of-losing-bitcoin-funds-if-youre-not-careful/[/url]
[url]https://opendime.com/[/url] is a small USB stick that allows you to spend Bitcoin like a dollar bill. Pass it along multiple times. Connect to any USB to check balance. Unseal anytime to spend online. Trust no one.
[url]https://github.com/amper5and/secrets.js/[/url] It can be used to split any "secret" (i.e. a password, text file, Bitcoin private key, anything) into n number of "shares" (each the same size in bits as the original secret), requiring that exactly any number t ("threshold") of them be present to reconstruct the original secret.
[U]Compra rapida Por Claudius:[/U]
Y por ultimo:
[I]P.D1:*¿que puede pasar si se amplia el Tamaño de Bloque?[/I] [url]https://www.reddit.com/Bitcoin/comments/3cgft7/largest_transaction_ever_mined_999657_kb_consumes/[/url]
P.D2:[url]https://www.reddit.com/Bitcoin/comments/5609tu/1st_test_on_lightning_network_between_rusty/[/url] [I](primer ejemplo de lightning_network)[/I]
explicacion del video anterior: [SPOILER]Todo lo hace en la testchain de Bitcoin. Abre un canal con 0'04 testcoins y efectua el pago de 10000 milisatoshis para comprar la ya famosa imagen de los gatitos viendo la luna.
No hay transacción de vuelta, es símplemente un pago que se ha realizado a través del canal que habían abierto.
En la blockchain (en realidad, en la testchain, puesto que se está utilizando la cadena de bloques para pruebas que tiene Bitcoin) se ha realizado una transacción, que es la transacción necesaria que hay que hacer para establecer el canal.
La transacción de compra de la imagen (la de los 10000 milisatoshis) es la que se hace fuera de la cadena de bloques.
A ver, el canal se establece por un importe de 0'04 bitcoins (testcoins, en realidad). Una vez realizada la transacción de 10000 milibitcoins en la lightning network, el balance de ese canal cambia a 0'04 bitcoins - 10000 milibitcoins.
Pero lo bueno del asunto es que el canal de pagos es bidireccional y, se supone, que formará parte de una red (la lightning network) de manera que el balance se irá reajustando conforme las transacciones de la red vayan necesitando hacer uso de dicho del canal de pago que has abierto.
Cuando cualquiera de las dos partes decida cerrar el canal, entonces el balance que contenga en ese instante será el que se fijará en la cadena de bloques.
Las transacciones que emplean el canal de pago son "off blockchain", esto es, se realizan sin necesidad de ser reflejadas en la cadena de bloques. La única transacción que ha necesitado utilizar la cadena de bloques es la necesaria para crear el canal.
El canal no se ha cerrado, ha permanecido abierto.[/SPOILER] P.D 3:
P.D 4: Los iré añadiendo poco a poco que son un huevo: [url]https://sites.google.com/site/bitcoinsig/resources[/url]
P.D.5:[/QUOTE]
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4/10/14 Video News - China & BTC, Bitcoin Tax Solutions, Libra & BitInvest Coincards

http://www.moneyandtech.com/apr10-news-update/
Here are your top news stories today in Money & Tech:
Bitcoin prices plunged again today, this time as much as 10%, as more Chinese banks confirmed rumors and sent out official deposit shutdown notices to bitcoin businesses, including exchanges BTCTrade, BTC100.org and Huobi. The People’s Bank of China, however, continues to offer no official statement. And BTC China CEO Bobby Lee confirms that they still haven’t received any official word, maintaining their promise to operate in full until they do. Lee reiterates that this is not the end, but rather “a cooling off period,” and that they “are still very excited.”
April 15th is also a big day for the US. Tyson Cross of Bitcoin Tax Solutions is partnering with BitcoinTaxes, to create the first specialized preparation service for cryptocurrency users and help them navigate the recent IRS tax ruling. The new service will automatically monitor purchases and mining income through the blockchain, then calculate short-term and long-term capital gains, and prepare your tax files, all while offering expert tax advice and planning throughout the process.
Bitcoin startup Libra is also building a user-friendly tax solution, which can automatically track your transaction history and calculate your capital gains in accordance with the new IRS regulations. Libra won’t be ready to launch until the third quarter, but founder and CEO Jake Benson promises it will at least be ready quote “in time for the extended tax deadline, so we advise everyone to file for an extension this year.”
Brazil digital currency exchange BitInvest is introducing a new pre-paid MasterCard called the Coincard which actually holds bitcoins, and can be used at any location that accepts MasterCard. This launch date hasn’t been announced yet, but will be timed nicely with the upcoming World Cup, allowing visitors coming into the country for the games to buy things during their stay without the hassle of exchange rates.
Netsolus announced at Inside Bitcoins NY this week that it has begun creating a custom data center for industrial mining customers, which will “be bringing close to 20 megawatts online.” 1 megawatt alone would be enough to power 1,000 homes. The hosting and data center provider already earns 75% of its profits from bitcoin customers, and offers a total of about 3 megawatts of power capacity across its existing five data centers and various custom bitcoin mining sites.
Law and Business school professors at NYU are designing a new course for this coming Fall term called “The Law and Business of Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies” which would join similar programs such as Khan Academy’s online course “Bitcoin: What is it?” and in Cyprus, the University of Nicosia’s digital currency master’s program.
This year, annual tech startup award show The Europas is adding a brand new category for the “Best Virtual Currency Startup”. The event’s founder, Mike Butcher, who is also TechCrunch’s “Editor At Large,” is very confident about this new category, saying “you’d have to live under a rock not to realise that digital currency is potentially one of the biggest tech trends in the last 20 years.”
In our effort to bring you regulatory updates and insights this week, we interviewed CoinApex CEO and co-founder Alex Waters about his newest startup CoinValidation. Find that video here shortly.
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Neo meets w/ Parliament of Cyprus (English translation).

Thank you Zambetis!
[–]zambetis 1 point 1 hour ago
A slightly more polished translation:
The House Commerce Committee reviewed the issue of bitcoin, which in recent months has drawn the attention of the entire planet with respect to its role, the regulation that will need to be considered and the dangers that exist for anyone who deals with the currency. Institutional representatives, the Central Bank, the SEC and representatives from NEO, the company that brought bitcoin to Cyprus, were present.
Central Bank: Stelios Giorgakis of the Central Bank stated before the Commerce Committee that it is not under the CBC's authority to regulate bitcoin. "Since we're not talking about a currency, it is not something that concerns us. In legal terms, bitcoin is not a currency and therefore it is not something we are considering. Neither is it electronic money, so even in that respect we are not considering it. But it should be reviewed as a payments system. Therefore we must wait from the European authorities to see what is bitcoin exactly and who should regulate it. We might eventually conclude that bitcoin is an asset such as oil or gold."
University of Nicosia: On behalf of the university which accepts bitcoin, Christos Vlachos said: "We have many students from abroad studying online. Many foreign students have asked us to pay their fees in bitcoin. This made ​​us review and ultimately decide to adopt bitcoin at our university." Moreover, the representative of the University of Nicosia said: "We are the first university worldwide that accepts payments with bitcoin, we are the first to offer a post-graduate degree for digital currencies and submitted concrete proposals for the role bitcoin can play in Cyprus." "Bitcoin is a decentralized global asset. At times various attempts were made to create something similar, but only bitcoin managed to evolve so much. Many have adopted it, but it is still nascent and has not reached the general public. Just as Google and Yahoo tried to bring the internet to the masses, several companies are trying to bring bitcoin to the world", said the representative of the University of Nicosia. Additionally, Mr Vlachos said: "Think of two people who do not know each other and do not trust each other. Bitcoin brings the two sides together without intermediaries from anywhere in the world. As a university we accept it as payment. As a means of payment, one of bitcoin's many applications, it has many advantages: it is cheaper, faster and easier for transactions." "The university does not express any position on bitcoin as an investment. There are risks as with all investments," the representative of the University of Nicosia noted. Indeed, it was reported that three months ago the University of Nicosia filed a complete proposal to the government to create an industry with many jobs and revenue for Cyprus, with minimal investment by the state.
Kostas Kosta of AKEL (Communist Party) asked the representative of the University of Nicosia: "How come so many universities in the world do not adopt bitcoin and only in Cyprus there is such a move?". Christos Vlachos of the University of Nicosia said: "You can see many articles in renowned media such as the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and Reuters. We studied and read about bitcoin and took our decision to adopt the currency as payment at our university. Within the next years there will be big changes and research on the subject from universities and companies around the world."
SEC: SEC President Demetra Kalogirou, taking the floor, said: "It will take a long time before we can decide how much the virtual currency should concern us. As a means of investment it concerns us but not as a means of payment. As a means of payments it mainly concerns the Central Bank. For the SEC and at a European level it is something that concerns us because bitcoin is already used as an investment. Since it is not classified as a currency or other security, the SEC can not give permission to companies to make derivatives with bitcoin. It is premature for us to take a position. Nevertheless, we have issued some warnings for investors to know what risks exist from trading and investing in bitcoin. There are also large fluctuations in the price of bitcoin and this is a risk. For example, it was worth over $1,000 at some time and then the value fell to 400, and therefore someone suddenly lost a lot of money. We are also concerned with the potential problem of money laundering. For example, if someone goes to a bitcoin exchange with a black bag full of euros and gets bitcoins and then buys cars in another country, no one knows where the money came from. Anonymity is a big issue regarding the bitcoin».
Angelos Votsis of the Democratic Party asked the President of the SEC "Who determines how many bitcoins are in the market? Until now there is a specific number of the product so if someone creates more of them, will the price of the existing number drop sharply?" Ms. Kalogirou replied that this is a matter of the university that accepts these payments, but they should probably convert their bitcoins directly into euros in order to avoid risk. The representative of the University of Nicosia agreed with this, explaining how the payment process works, saying that the institution simply uses bitcoin as a means of payment.
A representative of NEO at the Commerce Committee said: "If you came to our store with the knowledge that you now have, I would say that you should spend two weeks reading about bitcoin and then come back again. In our store we talk about all parameters and all the risks associated with bitcoin. We do not give investment advice, we only suggest an alternative payment system. Bitcoin has no issuing authority and is merely a contract between the persons dealing with bitcoin». Ever since the NEO store opened in Nicosia, about 100 people have expressed an interest in bitcoin, the NEO representative said, adding that: "There is great interest from companies and we are in contact with them to resolve the questions regarding bitcoin».
On behalf of the Hotel and Tourism Industry , Zacharias Ioannides said: "Change always frightens and worries people. We see something new in the world market. As a sector we operate in a global economy and would like to have this payment option available to our Customers. Already there are requests from people who want to book hotel rooms for the summer with bitcoins. We want the institutions of Cyprus to give us answers so we can use safeguards that will protect both businesses and consumers. We want protection from wallet thefts."
The Association of Cyprus Travel Agents said: "We are concernced about bitcoin because there is demand for it as a payment option. At the same time, we see competition from foreign platforms that already accept payments with bitcoin». A representative of the Ministry of Finance had this to say about bitcoin: «The MOF is in contact with European authorities and other ministries of the EU to adopt any European level decision on bitcoin»
A VAT representative stated that there is no taxation and that is something that troubles the European countries. The Banks Association stated: "We do not offer this product but we are concerned about it, because a client of ours could be a provider or user of bitcoin. However, we need to know where a certain deposit comes from and so there is interest in the issue. When there is a deposit in excess of 10,000, we as banks monitor the deposit." Furthermore, an explanation was given on how deposits from customers are monitored. "If I know that a client of mine makes a 10,000 deposit and suddenly makes a 30,000 deposit, then we look into where the money came from. Moreover, the anonymity of digital currencies concerns us and we are looking ways out of such situations."
The general manager of the Cyprus Stock Exchange Nodas Metaxas said: "By definition, these electronic products are not currencies. However, they are something we will come across and will have to study and decide upon soon. We need to institutionalize a dialogue to see how we move forward".
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Do all bitcoins have same value? Degree in Blockchain - University of Nicosia Cyprus, MSc in Digital Currency MSc in Digital Currency - University of Nicosia - YouTube Bitcoin QvesvesA: 21 million bitcoins Andreas M. Antonopoulos  University of Nicosia Socrates Minas, University of Nicosia Talks Success ...

Nicosia, Cyprus (December 5, 2013) – A few days after the University of Nicosia (“UNic”) announced that it is the first accredited university in the world to accept Bitcoin for payment of tuition and fees, a recently enrolled international student has made the first tuition payment to UNic using the popular digital currency. UNic is the largest private university in Cyprus and one of the ... Bitcoin may challenge the dominance of networks such as Visa and Mastercard. Its use by Baidu and the University of Nicosia and support for these moves by the governments of China and Cyprus respectively goes a long way to establishing bitcoin in the pantheon of world currencies. However, it may be that the future of bitcoin is in its value as ... In a recent conference at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus, university CFO Dr. Christos Vlachos gave a presentation about Bitcoin to the Cypriot government and Cyprus Stock Exchange. The highlight of the presentation was a formal proposal to the government for “Converting Cyprus into a worldwide hub for Bitcoin trading and processing.” The University of Nicosia, the largest private university in Cyprus, announced today it is going to be the first university in the world to accept Bitcoins as payment for tuition and will also launch a Master’s degree in digital currency. Join the iFX EXPO Asia and discover your gateway to the Asian Markets. In addition to its own commitments to develop Bitcoin’s respectability, the ... Cypriot University To Accept Bitcoin Payments Cyprus' biggest private university, University of Nicosia is the first in the world to take Bitcoin as an alternative method to settle tuition fees. Accepting Bitcoin will help foreign students in countries where traditional banking transactions are either difficult or costly to pay for programs such as online degrees.

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