COVID-19 phishing scams explode on the Dark Web

Security firms have warned of an increase in scams linked to the COVID-19 vaccine.

Phishing and dark web sales requiring cryptocurrency have become a big problem.

Users must be vigilant so as not to find themselves victims of fraud

Two security companies, Check Point and KnowBe4, have alerted the world to a growth in phishing campaigns that use the pretext of a Covid-19 vaccine as bait.

It finally happened: Hackers are using Covid-19 vaccine promises to steal your information. According to a study published by Check Point and KnowBe4 , there has been a noticeable increase in suspected vaccine advertisements on the Dark Web in the past few days.

A particular example of phishing is an email promising access to COVID-19 vaccines which, in effect, grants access to the Agent Tesla (RAT) spyware trojan.

Phishing typically comes in the form of an authentic looking website that then steals information from a user when they log in. Other scams are as simple as asking a user to buy products through WhatsApp or Telegram, promising prescription pills in addition to COVID-19 vaccines.

A more sophisticated hack scam exploits stolen Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine data to scare users into giving up their credentials.

Eric Howes of KnowBe4 said fear tactics were a big part of these new scams. He said the crooks were preying on user insecurity by asking these questions:

Protecting yourself from COVID-19 scammers

Users should be wary of any vaccine, warns Check Point’s Oded Vanunu. He explained that people naturally search the internet for vaccines and information, but that such research could lead to criminals on the dark web.

Ways to avoid being scammed include checking email addresses before clicking on any links and knowing any hyperlinks that contain domain names or misspelled words. Anything that had highly manipulative and emotional / alarmist language was also a warning sign.

Rather than clicking on links, users can search for businesses on Google to make sure they’re using legitimate URLs. In general, it’s a good idea to never give out login information in response to an email.

Vanunu also suggested that users use two-factor authentication and regularly check their financial accounts.

Vaccines for sale!

The „sellers“ also claim to sell vaccines on the dark web. A con artist appears to be selling Pfizer / BioNTech vaccines for $ 250 a one. Since these vaccines need to be cooler than the Arctic to remain viable, the chances of the ads being genuine will likely be nil.

Some researchers have surveyed crooks to prepare for a bogus sale. With a supposed supplier, the vaccines were offered for 0.01 BTC / piece. These vaccines were not specified by brand and required 14 doses to work. The same vendor also had the allegedly ineffective hydroxychloroquine for sale .

É provável que o roubo de bitcoins cresça na escassa economia pós-COVID: Relatório

Os cibercriminosos podem preferir uma criptomoeda diferente nos próximos meses.

A fraude e o roubo relacionados à criptomoeda provavelmente crescerão no mundo pós-COVID-19, de acordo com um novo relatório do provedor de segurança cibernética e antivírus Kaspersky Lab

Securelist, braço de pesquisa de ameaças cibernéticas da Kaspersky, publicou um relatório sobre ameaças cibernéticas a organizações financeiras, prevendo alguns tipos específicos de ataques financeiros que provavelmente ocorrerão em 2021.

A Securelist previu que uma onda de pobreza alimentada pela pandemia COVID-19 levará inevitavelmente a „mais pessoas recorrerem ao crime, incluindo o cibercrime“. Isso também pode significar um aumento nos crimes relacionados ao Bitcoin ( BTC ).

De acordo com o braço de pesquisa da Kaspersky, o Bitcoin provavelmente será o ativo mais atraente para o crime cibernético porque é o ativo digital mais popular. O relatório diz:

“Podemos ver algumas economias quebrando e moedas locais despencando, o que tornaria o roubo de Bitcoins muito mais atraente. Devemos esperar mais fraudes, visando principalmente o BTC, devido a esta criptomoeda ser a mais popular. ”

Os pesquisadores da Securelist também sugeriram que os perpetradores online poderiam mudar para ativos digitais mais voltados para a privacidade, como Monero ( XMR ). De acordo com a empresa, essa mudança ocorreria devido à crescente “capacidade técnica de monitoramento, deseanonimização e apreensão de BTC”. O relatório da Securelist diz:

“Devemos esperar que os cibercriminosos mudem para criptomoedas de trânsito para cobrar das vítimas. Há uma razão para acreditar que eles podem mudar para outras moedas com privacidade reforçada, como Monero, para usá-las primeiro como uma moeda de transição e depois converter os fundos para qualquer outra criptomoeda de sua escolha, incluindo BTC. ”

Conforme relatado anteriormente pela Cointelegraph, crimes relacionados à criptografia diminuíram significativamente em 2020, embora alguns setores de criptografia, como finanças descentralizadas, tenham se tornado novos focos de atividades criminosas. De acordo com um relatório da empresa de rede privada virtual Atlas VPN, os hacks relacionados à criptografia e ao blockchain provavelmente continuarão diminuindo em 2021.

A breakout above $80 will increase AAVE/USD, with a possible high to $100 in the coming weeks

After a weekend recovery, the AAVE technical staff suggests that the bulls are in control. The short-term outlook for the token includes a planned breakout for $100 if pressure sends the AAVE/USD pair above $80.

However, if the wider altcoin market fails to sustain the bullish trend, the bears are likely still in play. The scenario will probably see the AAVE/USD pair consolidate just above $70 or drop to previous lows near $56, with the worst case scenario taking it to $38 in the short term.

As long as the bulls stay above $70, the technical outlook for the Aave’s price suggests a recovery to the high seen for the last time in August.

The Aave price has crossed the upper limit of a parallel channel downhill. The daily chart shows that the bulls are currently looking to consolidate above the upper limit of the channel ($71).

If bulls can hold prices above $71, the chart shows Bitcoin Revolution that the Fibonacci level of 0.786 provides the immediate resistance at $76 (yellow line) with the red line ($90) providing the next major hurdle. Above this level, AAVE bulls would target $100.

Daily AAVE/USD Chart. Source: TradingView

As shown in the daily chart, the Relative Strength Index (RSI) indicator is tending northwards to support the short-term bullish outlook.

If bulls fail to hold prices above the $70 level, the AAVE/USD currency pair could return to the S/R levels marked by the 0.618 and 0.5 Fibonacci levels ($65 and $57), respectively. SMA-100 ($55), SMA-50 (51) and SMA-200 ($38) provide additional support areas.

Graph AAVE/USD of 4 hours. Source: TradingView

On the 4-hour chart, MACD suggests that the bulls remain in control, with the formation of a bullish divergence indicating a strengthening of the positive outlook. The Relative Strength Index is also tending towards the overbought region.

However, a slight drop in the indicator coincided with a downward pressure influx that saw the price of Aave drop from highs above $76 to lows of $71 on the day. This suggests that despite holding the advantage, the bulls are still not entirely out of danger.

Therefore, if buyers fail to hold prices above $71 in the next few sessions, the AAVE/USD currency pair will likely fall to the support level near $68 (100-SMA). Another buffer zone on the downside, as highlighted on the 4-hour chart, is at 50-SMA ($65).

Wall Street giant requests SEC approval to invest up to R$ 2.6 bi in bitcoin

The purchase may result in a tightening of the bitcoin supply and increasing demand may trigger prices.

U.S. financial services giant Guggenheim Partners has filed a request with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to invest up to $500 million ($2.6 billion) in Crypto Bull through the Greyscale crypto investment fund.

According to the request to the SEC, Guggenheim intends to allocate 10% of its net assets in bitcoin. The company has about $5 billion in assets under management, if it gets approval to allocate the 10%, that would mean a purchase worth at least $500 million.

„Guggenheim can seek investment exposure in bitcoin by investing indirectly up to 10% of its net asset value through the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (“ GBTC „)“.

Guggenheim Partners is a consulting and investment firm. It offers investment banking, capital markets, insurance, trade, finance and retail real estate services. The company serves clients around the world.

If the SEC approves the order, bitcoin will likely exceed its historical record of $20,000 and enter price discovery mode.

After the news began to circulate, the options market recorded an increase in digital currency purchases.

The institutional cash flow at the bitcoin was massive this year, as opposed to 2017. Companies investing in digital currency can feed the market in two ways. First, when a name known as the Guggenheim shows interest in investing in bitcoin, it animates the general feeling of the market.

And second, when institutions buy bitcoin, they create significant demand because they usually invest hundreds of millions of dollars at once.

With the price of bitcoin hovering around $18,000, this purchase would amount to about 27,650 bitcoins.

The purchase may result in a tightening of the bitcoin supply and increasing demand may trigger prices. Many analysts have started to give six-digit targets for bitcoin by the end of 2021, forecasting bitcoin at $100,000.

Guggenheim Partners should now join a list of institutions that have taken public positions in bitcoin, institutions such as MicroStrategy, Square and PayPal have come out ahead.

Guggenheim intends to make the investment through a subsidiary due to tax reasons:

„As the fund invests in GBTC, it will do so through a wholly-owned subsidiary, which is incorporated as a limited liability company under the laws of the Cayman Islands. The fund will not invest, directly or indirectly, in cryptomoedas,“ the document says.


Le marché des bitcoins a subi des pertes importantes en milieu de semaine, son prix étant passé de 19 500 $ à 16 200 $.

Certains analystes pensent que la cryptocouronne a plus de place pour les baisses, étant donné son rallye à 100 % avant la dernière correction. Néanmoins, les fondamentaux macroéconomiques continuent de favoriser les perspectives haussières du jeune actif.

L’un des principaux facteurs de hausse de Bitcoin est l’affaiblissement du dollar américain. La cryptocouronne a été parmi les plus grands bénéficiaires après que la Réserve fédérale a inondé les marchés mondiaux de liquidités excessives en billets verts par une rafale de facilités d’urgence pour freiner l’impact économique de la pandémie de coronavirus.

De nombreux stratèges s’attendaient à ce que le dollar rebondisse après la réouverture des économies par le gouvernement américain. Malgré quelques tentatives, l’indice du dollar américain a continué de baisser, atteignant cette semaine son plus bas niveau depuis 2018. Son biais à la baisse a montré la probabilité que les investisseurs conservent leur exposition aux actifs plus risqués, donnant ainsi à Bitcoin de nombreuses opportunités de reprendre sa tendance à la hausse.

„Les liquidités excédentaires en dollars [de la Fed] sont toujours dans le système“, a déclaré à WSJ Salman Ahmed, responsable mondial de la macroéconomie chez Fidelity International. „Une fois que les choses s’amélioreront et que la reflation reviendra, ces liquidités pourront retourner dans des actifs plus risqués“.


Les investisseurs restent fortement investis aux États-Unis, ce qui, à son tour, maintient la demande pour le billet vert à un niveau plus élevé. Mais l’arrivée d’un éventuel vaccin COVID-19, associée aux attentes d’une politique commerciale plus amicale de la part de l’administration Joe Biden, rend les actifs étrangers plus attrayants.

Mais cela ne signifie pas un afflux de capitaux sans réserve dans les économies développées et émergentes qui subissent déjà les conséquences de la pandémie. Les taux d’intérêt restent bloqués à des niveaux plus bas dans la plupart des pays, ce qui les expose à leurs marchés plus risqués.

C’est pourquoi, pour de nombreux stratèges, le dollar américain reste un actif surévalué, se négociant à un niveau plus élevé que ses taux réels en raison du manque d’alternatives d’investissement au niveau mondial. Un rapport de Citigroup suggère même une baisse de 20 % de la valeur du billet vert, entraînée à la baisse par les investisseurs mondiaux qui se détournent des marchés américains.


Bitcoin, même si cela signifie recevoir un afflux de capitaux comparativement faible par rapport à ce que le reste du marché traditionnel attire.

La cryptocouronne a récemment atteint des sommets historiques par rapport à plusieurs devises étrangères. Elle a augmenté en particulier dans les régions les plus touchées par l’inflation, comme la Turquie et le Venezuela, tout en se renforçant dans d’autres économies en difficulté comme le Brésil, l’Argentine, la Zambie, le Soudan, l’Angola et d’autres.

Bitcoin s’échangeait également près de son pic record sur les marchés russe, colombien et de la zone euro.

Les mesures ont montré une demande en forte hausse pour les actifs en cryptocrédit dans lesdites économies. Les investisseurs et les traders ont couvert le Bitcoin et ses devises sœurs pour échapper à l’incertitude de l’inflation. En bref, leur déviation par rapport aux actifs américains a également augmenté le potentiel de la BTC/USD à atteindre 20 000 dollars malgré les corrections cycliques à la baisse.

Rug Pull NFT ofreciendo Bitcoin a un afortunado ganador, a un precio

Rug Pull, un experimento de arte NFT, recompensará a los ganadores de una subasta de NFT con un bitcoin almacenado dentro de su NFT
Se han creado 12 NFT con sólo una que contiene la moneda de bits, pero si sólo una persona comprueba su NFT entonces el contenido de cada cartera de NFT será revelado
Los creadores de SuperMassive esperan que los ganadores de las subastas sigan el juego y mantengan las adivinanzas.
¿Te apetece ganar un poco de dinero a través de una obra de arte? El experimento Rug Pull NFT podría hacer que eso sea una posibilidad… pero no es tan simple. Creado por el colectivo artístico SuperMassive en conjunción con el protocolo Meme, Rug Pull pretende ver si la tentación de ganar potencialmente un bitcoin puede ser anulada por el conocimiento de que sólo el acto de averiguarlo tirará de la alfombra en todo el experimento.

Con un gran poder viene una gran responsabilidad

Rug Pull es un experimento NFT/arte/humano creado por el artista Simon Wan y el escritor/director Robin Schmidt. Trabajando juntos como SuperMasivos se han asociado con el creador de la NFT, el protocolo Meme, para producir Rug Pull, que hace una pregunta – „en un mundo digital de infinita iteración, entrega instantánea e imitación imprudente, ¿qué pasará con el arte?“
Schmidt, Wan y el protocolo Meme esperan obtener al menos una respuesta parcial a esta pregunta con Rug Pull, un experimento que recompensará a un poseedor de NFT con un bitcoin a expensas de todos los demás poseedores. 12 piezas idénticas de arte NFT han sido creadas por SuperMassive, una de las cuales contiene un bitcoin, y no hay nada que detenga a los ganadores de la subasta de rasgar febrilmente su arte NFT para ver si son los ganadores del boleto dorado.

Sin embargo, lo que esperemos que los detenga es el conocimiento de que en el momento en que una de las carteras detrás del NFT se abre, también lo hace cualquier otra, revelando qué NFT está sosteniendo el bitcoin, tirando así de la alfombra en el experimento.

Schmidt dijo a FullyCrypto que espera que los que compren los NFT lo hagan porque quieren ver el éxito del experimento y que funcione el mayor tiempo posible:

El objetivo es hacer más valioso para los participantes el no tomar el Bitcoin y en su lugar elevar el valor del arte y trabajar con cada uno y el artista para crear ese valor de manera que nadie se sienta tentado a mirar dentro y potencialmente arruinarlo para todos.

¿Tirarías de la alfombra?
Los 12 NFTs tienen todos la misma imagen de Alfred Hitchcock mirándote a través de una lupa con la palabra ‚REKT‘ debajo. Sin embargo, esta imagen sólo se revela una vez que el contenido de la billetera ha sido expuesto – antes de que tome la forma de „animación constantemente cambiante de colores y texturas arremolinadas“.

Los NFT están siendo subastados a través del sitio web de Meme, a partir de hoy, y será fascinante ver qué precios alcanzan.

La pregunta es, si te haces con uno, ¿lo dejarías en paz o lo tirarías de la alfombra?

Wanneer Crypto’s meest betrouwbare verkoopsignaal uitvalt, staat de Bitcoin Bull Run aan

Crypto-handelaren vertrouwen op verschillende hulpmiddelen om toekomstige Bitcoin-prijsactie en trendveranderingen te helpen voorspellen. Weinig tools zijn in de loop der jaren zo betrouwbaar geweest als de TD Sequentiële indicator, gecreëerd door markttimingsexpert Thomas Demark.

De paar keer dat deze tool faalde op de hoogste tijdframes, is Bitcoin absoluut geëxplodeerd in de maanden erna. Is deze keer anders en zal het verkoopsignaal dat het geeft betrouwbaar zijn? Of is dit de laatste kans om Bitcoin te kopen onder het oude record van $20.000?

Bitcoin Triggers Zeldzaam Verkoopsignaal dat ooit mislukte Kicked Off The Bull Market

Bitcoin is historisch gezien een van de meest volatiele activa, vanwege het speculatieve karakter ervan en stijgt van letterlijk niets naar bijna $20.000 in 2017.

De cryptocurrency pikt weer stoom op, en er zou weer een stierenmarkt kunnen beginnen. Als eerste in zijn soort is Bitcoin iets meer dan tien jaar oud en heeft het nog maar twee eerdere berenmarkten te gaan.

Maar beide vorige berenmarkten, eindigden toen de TD Sequential-indicator op maandtermijnen een „8“ verkoopsetup perfectioneerde, voordat ook een „9“ set up werd geperfectioneerd.

Typisch, een TD 9 signaal suggereert trends zijn bijna uitputting, en de tool is betrouwbaar geweest alle in de hele berenmarkt op dagelijkse en wekelijkse tijdschema’s op het bellen van tops en bottoms in Bitcoin en altcoins.

De hoogste tijdsframesignalen zijn meestal ook het meest dominant en effectief bij het voorspellen van de toekomstige trend. In de laatste twee gevallen is de TD Sequential echter jammerlijk mislukt op de maandelijkse tijdframes bij het bellen naar de top, waardoor beleggers mogelijk een rally van meer dan 8.000% missen.

Nu is het signaal terug, maar is dit keer anders?

Fool Me Twice: niet vallen voor de TD Sequential In A Crypto Bull Market

In 2013, toen de TD Sequentiële indicator geperfectioneerd een „8“ en „9“ verkopen setup, doen zou zijn geweest een ernstige fout. Het verkopen van een 8,000% rally zou gemist hebben.

Jaren later, toen de meer uitgebreide berenmarkt eindigde, explodeerde Bitcoin met nog eens 4.700% na de geperfectioneerde setups. Opnieuw zou de verkoop als investeerder rampzalig zijn geweest. Tijdens de rally van 2017 heeft de TD Sequential zelfs een „13“ countdown sell setup teweeggebracht, wat betekent dat de trend ernstig overtrokken is.

Toch kon het Bitcoin nog steeds niet neerhalen, en in plaats daarvan piekte het vijf maanden later van $3.000 naar $20.000.

De TD „8“ is geperfectioneerd, en een andere hogere high volgende maand zou de „9“ perfectioneren. Dan is het kijken en wachten, om te zien of het verkoopsignaal deze keer werkt of dat een andere impuls van meerdere duizenden procenten volgt.

Bitcoin flirts with $ 14K – and more and more people google for „how to buy bitcoin“

Rising prices due to bullish developments in the industry could spur Google searches. Google Trends suggest that new money is entering the Bitcoin market.

The recent volatility in the stock market could force a larger number of institutions to consider exposure to BTC.

Driven by various bullish developments, the Bitcoin Circuit app has had an impressive month behind it. Over the course of October, the price of the leading cryptocurrency rose by more than 25%.

Data from Google Trends suggests that soaring prices are attracting the attention of retail investors, apparently non-industry investors. Meanwhile, others claim that the return of volatility has also sparked institutional interest in the market.

Bitcoin is getting bullish

After starting October at less than $ 10,900 and trading above $ 13,750, sentiment in the Bitcoin market is very bullish right now. In this month alone, the BTC price has increased by more than 26%.

Such price increases have clearly not gone unnoticed. Google Trends, one of the simplest metrics for assessing public interest in the industry, suggests that new money might be coming into the market.

Far from the all-time high of interest observed at the height of the bull market in 2017, the number of people searching for the phrase “how to buy Bitcoin” on Google rose in October. Previous highs in the metric also coincided with BTC price runs.

The searches for „how to buy Bitcoin “ increased in May, August and December 2017, also in early July 2019 and during the recovery from the price plunge in March 2020. In each example, the Bitcoin price rose rapidly in a short period of time.

The renewed interest is likely to be related to a number of bullish developments around Bitcoin. Large corporate-level investments, an optimistic report from JPMorgan, and PayPal’s interest in cryptocurrencies are likely to have contributed.

Is it institutions and small investors this time?

Google Trends data is likely to illustrate the growing interest among retail investors in Bi t coin. While the average investor is likely to turn to the popular search engine for information on how to buy BTC, it seems doubtful that institutional buyers, with tens or hundreds of millions to choose from, would approach the market this way.

However, market analyst Travis Kling believes that volatility in stock markets may have piqued the interest of institutional investors as well. It highlights the growth in the CBOE’s (VIX) volatility index, which coincides with that of the Bitcoin price.

I migliori trader vanno molto tempo dopo i rally dei prezzi Bitcoin alla resistenza chiave di $11.5K

Il premio dei contratti futures e il rapporto lungo-breve mostrano che i top trader si sentono rialzisti per il prezzo Bitcoin.

Il 7 ottobre il Cointelegraph ha riferito che i migliori trader di crypto hanno mantenuto una posizione ribassista da metà settembre e che all’epoca il rapporto tra lungo e breve del Bitcoin (BTC) aveva raggiunto il livello più basso in 10 settimane. Tutto questo è cambiato nel giro di poche ore non appena BTC ha superato la resistenza di 11.000 dollari.

Ogni volta che la volatilità del Bitcoin Code diventa troppo bassa, di solito segnala che i trader sono diventati troppo compiacenti. Naturalmente, ci saranno periodi di range trading, ma l’imprevedibilità a breve termine è la caratteristica che definisce Bitcoin.

Per i trader professionisti, la volatilità implicita è comunemente conosciuta come indice di paura perché misura il premio medio pagato nel mercato delle opzioni. Qualsiasi inaspettato movimento sostanziale del prezzo (sia negativo che positivo) causerà un forte aumento dell’indicatore.

Prendete nota di come le opzioni a 3 mesi hanno recentemente toccato i livelli più bassi degli ultimi 17 mesi. Questo non deve essere interpretato come un mercato privo di rischio, poiché la volatilità a 3 mesi dell’S&P 500 si attesta attualmente al 28%. Non è nemmeno la metà dell’attuale 60% di Bitcoin; quindi, una candela da 500 dollari al giorno non dovrebbe essere una sorpresa.

Le due settimane più recenti hanno visto il prezzo Bitcoin scambiare nella fascia di 10.400-10.900 dollari e l’interesse dei futures aperti di BTC è aumentato di 300 milioni di dollari. Questo dimostra che, nonostante fosse un periodo apparentemente tranquillo, i trader avevano aumentato le loro scommesse.

Indipendentemente dal motivo alla base del più recente movimento dei prezzi, i top trader si sono affrettati a coprire le loro posizioni corte. Nel frattempo, il premio dei contratti futures è rimasto modesto, segnalando spazio per un rally sostenibile.

Il premio sui futures segnala che tutto va bene

Un venditore di contratti futures di solito richiede un premio di prezzo alle regolari borse a pronti. Questa situazione si verifica in tutti i mercati dei derivati e non è esclusiva dei mercati cripto. Oltre al rischio di liquidità della borsa, il venditore rimanda il regolamento, quindi il prezzo è più alto.

I mercati sani tendono ad operare con un premio annualizzato dal 5% al 15%, noto come tasso di base. D’altra parte, i futures sono scambiati al di sotto delle normali borse a pronti che indicano un sentimento ribassista a breve termine.

Come indica il grafico sopra, l’ultima volta che i futures BTC hanno avuto un premio del 15% è stato il 18 agosto, e da allora hanno mantenuto un tasso leggermente positivo. Il rally di venerdì non è stato sufficiente a causare l’overleverage, rafforzando così la tesi di copertura dello short-covering spiegata in precedenza.

Per valutare meglio come i trader si stanno posizionando, dato che BTC sembra voler stabilire 11.000 dollari come nuovo livello di supporto, si dovrebbero monitorare i rapporti lungo/breve delle borse.

I top trader sono al 20% di lunghezza netta

Anche se ogni mercato dei futures è bilanciato tra acquirenti (long) e venditori (short), le posizioni dei top trader possono differire da una clientela più ampia. Aggregando esclusivamente le posizioni nette dei top trader, si può determinare quanto siano rialziste o ribassiste le loro scommesse.

Secondo i dati di OKEx, il rapporto lungo-breve dei migliori trader sullo scambio ha toccato il fondo a 0,75 il 9 ottobre. Questa cifra si traduce in una posizione corta netta del 25% e può essere interpretata come ribassista.

Durante le 24 ore successive, questi trader non solo hanno chiuso i loro short, ma sono tornati ad una posizione lunga netta del 25%. Questo è un buon indicatore di un recupero affidabile, al contrario di un semplice scenario di copertura corta.

I dati di Binance descrivono una situazione simile, dato che il rapporto long to short dei suoi top trader è salito dal 9% al 23% netto long durante lo stesso periodo. Vale la pena di notare che le metodologie tra le borse variano. Pertanto si dovrebbero monitorare i cambiamenti invece di cifre assolute.

I dati di cui sopra indicano che i top trader sono stati, di fatto, net short in anticipo rispetto al recente aumento dei prezzi BTC. Il premio sui futures è stato mantenuto ad un livello positivo e sano, aprendo spazio per un’ulteriore leva sul buy-side.

Invece di scommettere su un tipico „modello Bart Simpson“, i top trader hanno cambiato la loro posizione e ora sono inclini al rialzo, sostenendo la tesi di una corsa al rialzo a 14.000 dollari.

In futuro, i trader potrebbero prendere in considerazione la possibilità di spostare le loro posizioni in base ai dati, invece di speculare su come i movimenti dei prezzi possano o meno innescare cambiamenti di tendenza.

Non importa se l’oscillazione del prezzo è in relazione con la recente acquisizione di Square 4.709 Bitcoin. Se i top trader stanno diventando rialzisti, allora questo è tipicamente un segnale che il trend si sta rafforzando in quella direzione.

DeFi in 1 figure: $ 2.28 billion in Uniswap

It moves a lot in the DeFi – uniswap, widely known for its rehearsals records, resumes its stride. This time around, its liquidity is in full swing, topping $ 2.28 billion. Meanwhile, the rest of DeFi continues to climb and explode the counters.

Uniswap and its UNI token

You probably couldn’t have missed the news: Uniswap has unveiled its governance token . Uniswap has therefore joined the long list of DeFi platforms having a native token. This will allow users to suggest and vote on developments and modifications to the platform. The whole process is made possible by the UNI token, which grants these rights to its holder.

Unfortunately, it would seem that in practice, decentralization of governance is just window dressing . Indeed, it is currently impossible to take part in governance, as Andre Cronje , the creator of yEarn, had already pointed out the day after the release of the UNI token.

In fact, a user who wishes to make a modification proposal must have a „voting power“ of 10 million UNI tokens , or 1% of the total offer. Although this amount can be delegated by other users, it is still almost impossible to collect . In practice, only the centralized Binance trading platform holds enough tokens to participate in governance . This puts Uniswap in a bizarre situation, to say the least, where only its centralized competitor can take part in its governance.

+236% in 72 h

Obviously, yield farmers around the world couldn’t miss this opportunity. Thus, the day after the announcement and before the liquidity mining operation began, Uniswap’s liquidity pools saw an influx of $ 500 million in additional digital assets in just 24 hours .

A trend which has since been confirmed and which brought the total liquidity to a maximum of 2.16 billion dollars on September 20 , an amount so far never reached. In total, cash flow increased 236% in 72 hours. Afterwards, the craze continued and liquidity hit a new record of $ 2.18 billion .

In total, the 4 liquidity pools eligible for liquidity mining have already raised $ 1.667 billion . The providers of these pools share the modest sum of 2.33 million UNI per week.

The rest of DeFi lagging behind

In parallel with Uniswap, which is living its “best life” , the rest of the DeFi ecosystem continues to climb . Indeed, the total cash deposited on DeFi protocols has also just reached a new high, currently accounting for $ 11.11 billion .

Since its launch, the price of UNI has stabilized at around $ 4.20. For their part, socks made by Uniswap have seen their price explode to more than 10,000 dollars. The hype is back at Uniswap.