Banks are interested in payment methods using digital assets
BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole, and Caisse des Dépôts are launching a partnership with Tokeny and Blockchain XDEV to explore payment possibilities using digital assets.
The project will be launched on Ethereum and Tezos.
It will also be linked to efforts at the European Union level to work on a stablecoin for central banks.
Swiss Bitcoin deposits 100,000 ETH for ETH2
Swiss Bitcoin, the staking and custody service, deposited nearly 100,000 ETH in the contract for ETH2.
These funds will therefore be locked in, however Bitcoin Switzerland is considering secondary market opportunities.
Bitcoin Switzerland has not accepted deposits from US customers due to regulations.
Launch of Ethereum 2
Ethereum 2, let’s go!
In the night of November 23rd, a few hours before the deadline, the amount needed to launch Ethereum 2 was reached.
Avalanche announces its bridge towards Ethereum
Avalanche, an “ethereum killer”, announced his bridge to the Ethereum chain.
This bridge allows him to transfer his ERC20 tokens, as well as ETH (in the form of WETH) to the Avalanche chain.
The bridge, which is currently in the test phase, uses Chainsafe technology.
The market has been looking for a long time for a solution to the interoperability of blockchains, in particular Ethereum.
DeriSwap, a new protocol in sight
Andre Cronje, originator of DeFi protocols such as Yearn and Keep3r, announces the upcoming release of DeriSwap.
This new protocol seeks to combine Swap, Options and Lending functions within the same Ethereum contract.
Until now, there is a loss of efficiency on the market because these products are managed by different protocols, such as Uniswap, Hegic, and Aave.
The protocol is still undergoing audits, and no release date has been announced yet.
A new stablecoin
A new stablecoin is born under the VNDC ticker.
This stablecoin will be indexed on the Vietnamese Dong.
This project is launched by the eponymous market place.
The Vietnamese Dong used as collateral will be held by First Digital Trust, a regulated entity based in Hong Kong.
It will be issued on Ethereum in the form of an ERC20 as well as on the Binance Chain.
Many important persons in favor of Bitcoin
More and more coming out are taking place.
Bill Miler, iconic head of Hedge Fund, recommends Bitcoin for purchase at current prices, and reminds us that it is the best performing asset over 1 year, 5 years, and 10 years.
Billionaire Stanley Druckenmiller has also revealed that he owns Bitcoin, and highlights its qualities as a new asset value reserve.
Ricardo Salinas Pliego also revealed that he holds 10% of his portfolio in bitcoins.
Finally, BlackRock’s Chief Investment Officer spoke on CNBC this week about Bitcoin as a solid alternative to gold.
ASIC Bitcoin out of stock
Orders for new generation Bitcoin ASIC miners are on backorder until May 2021.
Institutional demand is at its highest level.
Institutions outside China are the largest buyers this time.
Many Chinese miners have turned to ether mining.
Figures of the week
A new record for Bitcoin…
Outstanding positions on future Bitcoin at WEC have surpassed the $1 billion mark, a record.
… And a second one!
With recent surges, Bitcoin’s market capitalization is at its highest level ever. This is explained by the additional number of Bitcoins that have entered into circulation since the end of 2017.
Millionaires believe in active crypto
The rising price of Bitcoin attracts the biggest fortunes: 73% of millionaires have invested, or want to invest, in active crypto.
Not yet at the same level as 2017
The keyword Bitcoin in Google searches today is only 13% of the volume in the 2017 bull run – so there is still time for the masses to rush to it.