Hvorfor Bitcoin var MicroStrategys eneste mulighed

MicroStrategy brød stilheden, da den investerede i Bitcoin.

Det ændrede, hvordan institutioner så Bitcoin fra et investeringsperspektiv. Fra skeptikere, der kritiserer [kritiserer] Michael Saylor og MicroStrategys investeringsbeslutning til de samme mennesker, der dypper tæerne i Bitcoin Profit har tingene ændret sig til det bedre i sidste kvartal.

Var MicroStrategys beslutning dog god?

Nå, klart, især da dets overskud er mere end fordoblet siden dets investering i Bitcoin. Faktisk steg det samme til 194%, efter at Bitcoin steg til $ 23.700 for mindre end 24 timer siden. Selvom overskuddet er godt, er det bedste, at aktiekursen nu har klaret sig meget bedre end Bitcoin siden sin første investering i august.

Konkurrenter til MSTRs Bitcoin-investering

Siden august har Bitcoin steget med 106%, mens MSTR er steget med massive 124%. Tesla har dog overgået MSTR selv og registrerer afkast på 153%.

Efterhånden ville måske investering i TSLA [selvom det var underligt for et offentligt selskab at investere i et andet offentligt selskab] have givet MSTR mere overskud end Bitcoin hidtil har gjort siden august. Man skal dog forstå, at mens TSLA uden tvivl ville have returneret mere afkast end Bitcoin, ville disse afkast være kortvarige.

I modsætning til Bitcoin har Tesla flere variabler eller wild cards, der vildt kan påvirke aktiekursen. Mens denne risiko for det ukendte enten kunne give MST høje afkast i fremtiden eller måske lavere, er Bitcoin blevet programmeret til at fortsætte sin rejse ind i knaphed, hvilket betyder, at der er færre variabler.

En ting at bemærke her er, at både Bitcoin eller Tesla står over for almindelige usikkerheder som pandemien og dens virkninger på det globale finansielle marked. Nå, hvad med andre sikre aktiver som guld eller sølv?

Det er klart, at afkastet på både disse eller andre sikre havneaktiver eller ædle metaller har været lavere end Bitcoin eller TSLA.


Mens der muligvis er bedre aktiver, der måske giver bedre afkast end Bitcoin på kort sigt, er de ikke levedygtige for den langsigtede investering, som MSTR leder efter. Indtil videre, i usikre tider som disse, ser kryptokurrencyøkosystemet ud til at være det eneste med svaret.

Desuden er aktien siden sin Bitcoin-investering også steget, hvilket er en usædvanlig kendsgerning i betragtning af MicroStrategys konkurrenter – Looker & IBM – som begge har næsten nul afkast siden august. Tværtimod har en anden konkurrent, Domo, oplevet en stigning på 100% i samme tidsperiode og er ergo en undtagelse.

Revolut adds 4 additional cryptocurrencies to its application

Neo-bank Revolut is expanding its cryptocurrency offering by adding EOS, OMG Network (OMG), 0x (ZRX) and Tezos (XTZ) for its European customers.

4 additional cryptocurrencies

London-based Revolut has announced support for 4 additional cryptocurrencies to enable its European customers to purchase EOS , OMG Network (OMG), 0x (ZRX) and Tezos (XTZ) .

It was already possible to buy major cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), XRP and Stellar (XLM). It is therefore now possible to buy 10 different cryptocurrencies on the application.

According to Bitcoin Formula, the new additions meet significant user demand . The neo-bank claims 12 million customers worldwide and has exceeded one million customers in France.

Revolut has not changed its pricing structure for cryptocurrencies, the neo-bank charges a 2.5% commission for each conversion. Users with a Premium or Metal subscription benefit from a 1.5% commission .

Limited service

The cryptocurrency purchasing service offered by Revolut for its American and European customers has some limitations .

Indeed, cryptocurrencies purchased via its application remain locked there , the bank being the custodian. Apart from the purchase, customers can only transfer their cryptocurrency to other Revolut users . Additionally, customers cannot pay in cryptocurrency using their bank card.

In July 2020, the neo-bank had yet taken a step forward by giving its users a „right of use“ on crypto assets.

“You will own the rights to the financial value of any cryptocurrency that we purchase for you. We will hold it on your behalf and you will have a right (called a “beneficial interest”) in it. „

A change which had given legal property rights to clients, but which seems relatively limited in practice.

However, in October Revolut integrated a new wallet and a new retention system in partnership with the company Fireblocks . Fireblocks‘ commitment aims to improve the customer experience and promote the introduction of new services dedicated to cryptocurrencies.

Bitcoin Weekly Outlook: How Likely is it to Go above $ 20,000?

For the past 7-10 days, a bear-bull clash has pushed Bitcoin into a tight price range.

Traders see short term technical barriers in long term bullish fundamentals. Sentiment is causing Bitcoin to fluctuate within a triangle-like technical pattern, with the upper trendline proving to be resistance and the lower trendline proving to be support.

That’s all the cryptocurrency flagship has to offer: short-term long / short opportunities with no attempted breakouts

It seems safer for traders to take short-term calls rather than stretching their bullish targets beyond Bitcoin’s recent all-time high of $ 19,915. Their previous attempts at this have resulted in stop loss triggers – which in turn resulted in billions of dollars‘ worth of liquidations in the Bitcoin Union futures market.

The mood now continues into the new week. Bitcoin has formed a series of lower daily highs after topping at $ 19,915.

Meanwhile, the cops are holding $ 18,000 in support. It’s only a matter of time before you know which level will break through first. The fundamentals could provide the answer.

Bitcoin’s macroeconomic outlook

As the development and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines begins, the U.S. economy could gradually recover from the aftermath of the pandemic. In the meantime, Congress could make more specific decisions about its bipartisan efforts to get the second $ 900 billion stimulus package under way.

The US Federal Reserve also meets next week to discuss whether to expand its unlimited bond buying policy from short-dated Treasuries to long-dated ones. In both cases, the US Federal Reserve has made sure it will continue to buy up government and corporate debt and maintain its ultra-low interest rates.

It is safer to assume that investors – not traders – will be watching these developments even if Bitcoin price falls below $ 18,000. A retail investor meltdown would offer those with the long-term perspective an opportunity to buy the cryptocurrency cheaper – especially as more analogies predict that its price will reach at least $ 90,000 in an inflationary environment.

Non-supporting technical factors

Bitcoin opened the week in negative territory. It is down slightly, 0.43 percent, but is trading above $ 19,200, confirming an intraday bias conflict.

Nonetheless, technical indicators are showing a sell-off warning that could push the price towards $ 18,000 this week.

The TD sequence indicator completed its cycle after its ninth and final candlestick was printed. This means that the price can start a downward movement in the form of red candlesticks.

Additionally, for shorter periods of time, the price tends to stay close to its upper resistance area, leading to profit-taking among day traders. All in all, it seems unlikely that Bitcoin will continue its uptrend above $ 20,000 this week.

Nevertheless, one should be prepared for surprises.

The founder of MyEtherWallet has his say on crypto-friendly country

According to Kosala Hemachandra, crypto-friendly regulation could be a secondary factor

Each country has very different regulations, but which is the most crypto-friendly country in the world? Kosala Hemachandra, CEO and founder of MyEtherWallet, called this question rather difficult.

„First of all we have to define what crypto-friendly means,“ Hemachandra explained to Cointelegraph. „Some countries, such as China, are keen to issue digital state currencies, which would encourage rapid adoption but do not live up to the decentralised spirit of crypto.

Over the years, China has proven to be one of the least crypto-friendly countries, as confirmed by various bans and restrictions. In 2020, the country made significant efforts to establish its central bank digital currency, the digital yuan, but such an asset differs from the decentralized, open-ended digital assets native to the crypto sector.

„In some regions, especially those where fiat currencies are unstable or highly inflationary, regulations may be unfavourable for cryptos, but at the same time there is widespread use of client-side crypto solutions,“ Hemachandra added. Venezuela, for example, has suffered incredibly high levels of inflation. As a result, crypto assets have gained popularity in the country.

The United States has a unique situation where each state has different laws and regulations, as well as being under the supervision of the federal government. „In the U.S., the reception for crypto assets can vary greatly from one state to another,“ stressed the founder of MEW. This concept often manifests itself when U.S.-based crypto platforms release new products or services earlier in certain states than in others that see a delayed launch.

The global landscape and ethics of cryptos, however, affect demand. Hemachandra explained:

„Looking for the most crypto-friendly geographical region is not necessarily the most valid approach, as every crypto service provider aspires (and must aspire) to a global user base. As a company in the industry, what we can do is stay focused on making crypto-critical services safer and easier to use, so as to encourage adoption and increasingly reduce the importance of geographical boundaries“.

The crypto environment witnessed strong growth in 2020, observed in both the Bitcoin price rise and the boom in decentralised finance. During this phase in the evolution of the blockchain industry, the United States continued to pursue technology law enforcement.