Bitcoin price soars above $ 15,000
Definitely, 2020 will not have been a catastrophic year for everyone. Bitcoin has indeed performed very well this year and has even just exceeded the symbolic mark of US $ 15,000, a first since January 2018. At the time of writing, BTC is trading at over $ 15,100, which represents an increase of 8% in 24 hours and 12% in one week. To reach its highest historical level which is close to 20,000 dollars (reached in December 2017), Bitcoin would have to jump 30%. Experts’ predictions are very positive for the next few months, Bloomberg Intelligence easily sees it at $ 100,000 by 2025. We just have to wait …
Ethereum 2.0 Phase 0 Comes December 1, ETH Price Rises
Hallelujah! It seems that we finally have a launch date for the first phase of Ethereum (ETH) 2.0, it would be December 1, 2020. This second version of Ethereum will launch the genesis block (the first block ) of its beacon chain, that’s in any case what the developers announced this week. According to them, there must be at least 16,384 validator deposits 7 days before December 1. These deposit contracts will allow transactions to be carried out between the original Ethereum and its second version which will be based on the long-awaited mechanism of consensus by the proof of the stake.
Cubans are more and more interested in Bitcoin and it makes sense
According to recent data from Google Trends, it seems that Cuba is taking an increasingly serious interest in Bitcoin (BTC). We note that the island now ranks second in terms of interest in Bitcoin over the last 30 days. The country follows Nigeria, which has not dropped from the first step of the podium where it has remained since April 2020. One of the explanations for this growing craze of the Cuban people for the oldest of cryptocurrencies is certainly to be found at home. Uncle Sam. The United States has indeed imposed sanctions on Cuba that its inhabitants can bypass thanks to Bitcoin which recognizes no border. Large digital payment companies like PayPal and Stripe are indeed not accessible to Cubans. At the end of October, programmer and local YouTuber Erich García called on the country to use Bitcoin for cross-border money transfers through the cryptocurrency exchange BitRemesas.
A pro-Bitcoin senator has just been elected
Cryptocurrency supporters are overjoyed. A pro-Bitcoin (BTC) politician has just won a seat in the US Senate. This is Cynthia Lummis of the Republican Party for Wyoming. She has already been nicknamed Senator Bitcoin and has received the support of several financial figures such as Caitlin Long, CEO of Avanti Bank & Trust. Lummis recently said in a blockchain event: “It was during my time in Congress that I got to know Bitcoin. I was struck by its innovative nature, with its decentralized public ledger and fixed supply. knowing that there will only be 21 million bitcoins makes it an attractive store of value. ” She said she made her first purchase in 2013 when you could buy a BTC for around $ 300.
The European Central Bank wants your opinion on the crypto-euro
For several months, central banks have been studying the subject of central bank digital currencies (MNBC). The European Central Bank, which wants to speed up the implementation of a digital euro, recently asked people for their opinion on the subject via a poll. According to Fabio Panetta, a member of the ECB’s board of directors, the current health climate could even represent a scenario favoring the creation of an MNBC, we learned from our colleagues at Journal du Coin. An opinion shared by Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB, who said on Twitter: “We have started to explore the possibility of launching a digital euro. As Europeans increasingly turn to digital in the way they spend, save, and invest, we should be prepared to issue a digital euro, if necessary. I would also like to hear your opinion on this. Ms. Lagarde wishes to collect the opinions of individuals as well as those of professionals. Here is the link to this survey.
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