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Bitcoin : la demande du matériel de minage pèse sur les fabricants en pleine pénurie mondiale

  • La pénurie mondiale de puces fait grimper le prix du matériel de minage de Bitcoin.
  • La demande de matériel grand public reste élevée alors que les restrictions sociales reviennent dans le monde entier.
  • Les pénuries n’ont pas eu d’impact sur le taux de hashage du BTC, qui reste proche de son sommet record en date.

The Trust Project est un consortium international d’organismes de presse basé sur des Bitcoin Revolution normes de transparence.

L’industrie minière de Bitcoin est la dernière en date à ressentir le manque de puces informatiques au niveau mondial.

La demande inattendue d’automobiles à une époque où les ventes d’électronique grand public sont élevées fait monter les prix et laisse les fabricants sans composants pour le minage.

Le matériel minier est vendu par des entreprises de premier plan comme Bitmain, ce qui oblige les mineurs à écumer le marché des pièces d’occasion. La hausse du coût des unités minières fait monter les prix, sauf pour les plus riches.

Pénurie de matériel de minage de Bitcoin alors que la demande augmente

Le matériel minier est très demandé suite à la récente augmentation du cours du bitcoin. Comme l’a rapporté BeInCrypto, les grandes exploitations minières américaines ont récemment commandé d’énormes quantités de matériel à des fabricants de premier plan comme Bitmain.

Cité par Reuters, Lei Tong de Babel Finance, qui prête de l’argent aux mineurs, a commenté :

“Les volumes d’achat en provenance d’Amérique du Nord sont énormes, ce qui comprime l’offre en Chine”.

La demande de puces d’autres industries exerce une pression supplémentaire sur les fabricants. Le retour des mesures de restriction sociale est en grande partie à l’origine de cette demande, les consommateurs se préparant à passer encore plus de temps devant leur écran.

Simultanément, l’industrie automobile, qui connaît une reprise inattendue, demande également des puces. Comme l’a rapporté DW, les ventes de voitures chinoises ont chuté d’environ 80% en février de l’année dernière. Mais l’augmentation de la demande à la fin de 2020 a fait que le secteur n’a baissé que de 6,8 % par rapport à l’année précédente.

Un porte-parole de Continental a expliqué :

“Après l’arrêt de l’industrie au début de la crise et la chute brutale de la demande qui en a résulté, les constructeurs automobiles de toutes les régions ont augmenté leurs volumes de production beaucoup plus rapidement que ne l’avaient prévu les experts du marché”.

Ils affirment qu’un délai de six à neuf mois dans la fabrication des puces avait créé le goulot d’étranglement actuel. Les marges bénéficiaires de l’électronique grand public ont tendance à être plus importantes, c’est pourquoi les fabricants préfèrent fournir l’industrie en premier.

Hausse du prix du matériel minier d’occasion

La hausse de Bitcoin au-dessus de 30 000 dollars a considérablement augmenté la rentabilité de l’exploitation minière. Lorsque les marges bénéficiaires de l’exploitation minière sont faibles, les coûts de l’électricité sont plus importants pour déterminer la rentabilité globale. Les prix de l’électricité devenant négligeables, l’exploitation minière se développe rapidement en Amérique du Nord et au Moyen-Orient.

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Harvard, Yale e Brown Endowments vêm comprando bitcoins há pelo menos um ano: fontes

Doações universitárias que apoiaram VCs de blockchain em 2018 começaram a comprar criptografia diretamente da Coinbase.

Alguns dos maiores fundos de doação de universidades nos Estados Unidos têm comprado criptomoedas discretamente no último ano ou mais por meio de contas mantidas na Coinbase e outras bolsas descobriu a Bitcoin Profit.

De acordo com duas fontes familiarizadas com a situação, Harvard, Yale, Brown e a Universidade de Michigan, bem como várias outras faculdades, têm comprado criptografia diretamente nas bolsas. (Vários fundos da Ivy League se interessaram pela tecnologia blockchain por meio de fundos de capital de risco com foco em criptografia em 2018.)

“Existem alguns”, disse uma fonte que pediu para não ser identificada. “Muitas dotações estão alocando um pouco para a criptografia no momento.”

Yale e Brown não responderam aos pedidos de comentários até o momento. Quando contatado pela CoinDesk, as doações de Harvard e da Universidade de Michigan se recusaram a comentar. A Coinbase também não quis comentar. Doações universitárias receberam uma única menção no relatório anual da Coinbase para 2020, mas sem citar nomes.

Alguns dos fundos de doação da universidade em questão podem ter mantido contas na Coinbase por até 18 meses, de acordo com uma fonte.

“Pode ser desde meados de 2019”, disse a fonte. “A maioria já faz pelo menos um ano. Eu acho que eles provavelmente irão discutir isso publicamente em algum momento deste ano. Eu suspeito que eles estariam sentados em alguns bons pedaços de retorno. ”

Doações universitárias são pools de capital acumulado por instituições acadêmicas, geralmente na forma de doações de caridade. Esses recursos, de apoio ao ensino e à pesquisa, podem ser alocados em diversos ativos para fins de investimento.

Harvard é a maior doação universitária com mais de $ 40 bilhões em ativos. Yale tem mais de US $ 30 bilhões, Michigan cerca de US $ 12,5 bilhões, enquanto Brown detém US $ 4,7 bilhões. Não se sabe quanto cada fundo alocou em criptografia, mas provavelmente é uma fração de uma porcentagem de seus ativos totais.

Estrada longa

Em 2018, o diretor de investimentos da Universidade de Yale, David Swensen, ganhou as manchetes apoiando dois fundos de risco focados em criptografia, um administrado por Andreessen Horowitz e outro lançado pelo co-fundador da Coinbase Fred Ehrsam e o ex-sócio da Sequoia Capital Matt Huang.

Várias outras universidades seguiram Yale no apoio a criptomoedas VCs, incluindo Harvard, Stanford, Dartmouth College, MIT, University of North Carolina e Michigan . Claramente, algumas dessas escolas parecem estar dando o próximo passo, investindo diretamente em ativos criptográficos.

A segunda fonte, que está envolvida no mundo dos fundos de hedge de criptografia, apontou para “uma grande mudança” nos últimos meses. “Estamos vendo planos de pensão de benefício definido chegando perto de fazer alocações. Estamos vendo os planos de previdência pública chegando perto de fazer alocações ”, disse a pessoa.

“Se eu tivesse ouvido isso três anos atrás, teria dito que estava errado”, disse Ari Paul, co-fundador da BlockTower Capital e anteriormente gerente de investimentos da Universidade de Chicago. “Mas muitas instituições agora estão confortáveis com o bitcoin . Eles entendem e podem simplesmente comprá-lo diretamente, desde que seja de uma entidade regulamentada como a Coinbase, Fidelity ou Anchorage . ”

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Bank for International Settlements conducts research on CBDCs in innovation centers

The BIS innovation centers are to work more intensively on projects for central bank digital currencies in the new year.

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has made central bank digital currency (CBDC) research a top priority for its innovation centers for 2021

As indicated in the new annual timetable of the “Bank for International Settlements‘ Innovation Hub” (BISIH), the latter wants to “explore the usability of central bank digital currencies for faster and more cost-effective processing of cross-border payments”. In addition, the BISIH wants to test various “architectures for retail CBDCs”.

The corresponding research projects will be carried out by the BIS innovation centers in Hong Kong, Singapore and Switzerland, in which they will cooperate with the central banks of the respective countries.

The innovation center in Singapore is to develop an international platform for payment processing on which banks and payment service providers can transact various central bank digital currencies.

Meanwhile, the center in Hong Kong is to tokenize “green bonds”, i.e. bring them in the form of crypto tokens. It is also tasked with developing a bridge for international payment transactions via CBDCs. Various models for issuing stablecoins are also to be examined here.

The BISIH offshoot in Switzerland has already carried out a feasibility study in which tokenized assets were connected to existing payment systems and processed via a so-called wholesale CBDC.

Benoît Cœuré, the head of the BISIH, explains in this context:

„This annual roadmap shows that we have set ourselves the goal of further researching how we can harness innovative technologies for the benefit of central banks and create public goods for the optimization of the financial system.“

In November, the Bank for International Settlements again made proposals for standards for the transmission of data from stablecoin issuers to the responsible supervisory authorities.

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300 000 $ pour le prix du bitcoin d’ici décembre ? Vous pouvez parier là-dessus

Quelqu’un se sent chanceux ? Deribit donne à ses utilisateurs la possibilité de parier sur une augmentation du prix de Bitcoin de plus de sept fois le prix actuel d’ici décembre 2021.

Deribit a lancé un contrat à options très élevées.
Le prix de Bitcoin devrait être multiplié par plus de sept pour que le contrat devienne rentable.
Actuellement, personne ne soutient l’offre. Pour l’instant.

Connaissez-vous un taureau Bitcoin local que vous voulez voir mettre son argent là où se trouve sa grande gueule béante ? Alors dites-lui de le mettre sur le nouveau contrat d’options de Deribit, qui lui permet d’acheter Bitcoin en décembre 2021 au prix d’aubaine de 300 000 dollars.
S’ils signent le contrat maintenant, ils auront le droit d’acheter Bitcoin pour 300 000 dollars à l’expiration du contrat en décembre 2021. Cela signifie qu’ils seront dans l’argent si le prix de Bitcoin dépasse ce prix.

Au prix actuel de Bitcoin, 41 408 $, la valeur de Bitcoin devra augmenter d’environ 258 612 $ pour que vous atteigniez le seuil de rentabilité.

Jusqu’à présent, 14 personnes ont proposé ces contrats d’option, qui coûtent entre 1 872 et 2 361 dollars. Mais il n’y a pas d’intérêt ouvert, ce qui signifie que personne ne les a achetés et qu’aucun pari ne sera réglé en décembre.

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En fait, sur Deribit, le prix le plus élevé que les gens sont prêts à parier que Bitcoin atteindra d’ici la fin de l’année est de 64 000 dollars. Il y a 18,6 Bitcoin (actuellement 766 267 $) en intérêt ouvert pour ce pari.

Cela signifie qu’aucun des traders de Deribit n’a pris au sérieux les affirmations d’un analyste senior de la Citibank, qui en novembre 2020 a prédit que Bitcoin pourrait dépasser 300 000 dollars d’ici décembre 2021.

Les commentaires de l’analyste, qui fixait Bitcoin à 318 000 dollars d’ici la fin de l’année, ont qualifié Bitcoin d'“or du 21e siècle“.

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„Le temps nous dira si nous finirons par atteindre des niveaux aussi élevés, mais le contexte et l’évolution des prix que nous observons suggèrent clairement la possibilité d’une hausse majeure dans les 12 à 24 prochains mois“, a écrit Tom Fitzpatrick, directeur mondial des services techniques de CitiFX à la Citibank, selon M. Forbes.

Mais il est trop tôt pour appeler : la négociation des contrats d’options de 300 000 dollars n’a été ouverte qu’il y a quelques heures. Cela, et décembre 2021 est loin d’être une date butoir.

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Bitcoin: the price brings the market cap to an all-time high

We are starting to run out of adjectives to comment and describe the trend of Bitcoin that since mid-December has started a race that seems to know no more stops and that marks new records for price and market cap.

22 days have passed since December 16 when the price of Bitcoin broke the wall of 20,000 dollars, disintegrating the previous historical record. In this period as many as 14 days, i.e. more than half, have recorded new absolute records setting a rise from 18,000 to more than 37,000 USD, doubling the price of a Bitcoin in less than a month.

A trend greater than the previous dazzling rally between November and December 2017.

A parallelism that day after day exalted the current rise relegating to memories what happened exactly three years ago.

The drop at the beginning of the week – January 4 – which saw the price of Bitcoin lose just under 20% in less than 24 hours causing a loss of over 6,300 USD, the worst daily descent in history, did not frighten investors who went back to buying again causing the price to rise.

A few minutes after the start of the day (calculated on the CET time zone of London+1) the price of Bitcoin marked a new all-time record at 37,720 USD, dragging behind the rise also of Ethereum, which updates the highest record of the last three years at 1,225 USD, as well as most of the Altcoins.

It’s a choral rise that shuffles the top ten capitalized charts. The head-to-head battle for third position between Ripple (XRP) and Litecoin (LTC) continues with XRP up over 30% in less than 24 hours takes the podium of the day’s best, led by Stellar (XLM).

With a flight of over 60% and price one step away from 42 cents, the highest level since May 2018, Stellar rises to 10th position undermining Binance Coin (BNB).

Among the best shines Cardano (ADA) which recovers 35 cents on the dollar with a rise of more than 20% from yesterday morning’s levels, conquering for the first time the 5th position in the ranking, bypassing Bitcoin Cash (BCH). It is not enough the rise to 460 USD of BCH, which since the beginning of the year gains just over 25%.

The rise in the last hours raises the total market capitalization for the first time above $1 trillion. In one year – since January 1, 2020 – the market cap of the entire sector has multiplied five times.

Credit to Bitcoin occupying about 69% of the market share and a capitalization that in these hours reaches $700 billion, doubling the previous peak in December 2017.

The recent climb in the price of Ethereum pushes the capitalization to $135 billion, beyond the previous record reached in January 2018. Despite this, Ethereum’s market share loses a few decimals from its highest peak in two years of 14% recorded yesterday. Trying to rise again XRP from last week’s quicksand, returning over 1.3%.

Despite the number of tokens used as collateral continuing to be withdrawn from decentralized platforms, the increase in token value raises Total Value Locked (TVL) above $21 billion, a new record.

Leading Maker climbs above $4 billion for the first time in its history, sending MKR governance token quotes soaring above $1,200 USD, the highest level since the launch of quotes occurred in May 2018. Aave maintains the second position followed by Uniswap which continues the head-to-head with Compound.

Third day on the rise for Bitcoin, which records a new all-time high just a step away from 38,000 USD. It’s a rise that since Monday, January 4, sees Bitcoin prices gaining about 24% in 4 days.

The rise at the beginning of the day also coincided with some profit-taking that currently brings Bitcoin prices back below $36,500, without worrying the strong uptrend that has been characterizing Bitcoin’s performance since mid-December.

Volumes explode and yesterday they record the highest peak for exchanges on the main exchanges with over 13.3 billion dollars, an all-time record for exchanges in counter value in dollars. This marks the particular moment of Bitcoin that sees a smaller amount of Bitcoin change hands, for a countervalue that marks absolute historical records. In these first 6 days of 2021, January 1 alone saw trades below $10 billion.

On a technical level, Bitcoin prices are moving away from the first short-term support area that from $30,000 now moves to $32,600, the area of 25% of the Fibonacci retracement calculated from the mid-December minimum to the highs recorded a few hours ago.

Only a drop below this threshold would give a warning signal in the short term while in the medium to long term a drop below this threshold would give a warning signal in the short term.

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