ShapeShift Rolls Out Self-Custody Trading App para as fichas BTC, ETH, LTC, DGB, TUSD, & ERC20

Um aplicativo de negociação auto-soberano como o ShapeShift é considerado mais seguro, uma vez que não envolve terceiros para o armazenamento dos ativos

ShapeShift, uma bolsa de criptografia de auto-custódia sediada na Suíça, lançou seu aplicativo soberano de negociação móvel, seguindo as pegadas de Robinhood e Revolut. O recém-lançado aplicativo de negociação móvel permitiria aos negociadores comprar e vender criptografia de seus dispositivos móveis, com os usuários tendo controle total sobre suas chaves.

Um aplicativo de negociação auto-soberano como o ShapeShift é considerado mais seguro, pois não envolve nenhum terceiro para o armazenamento dos ativos. No momento do lançamento, o aplicativo de negociação móvel suportaria Crypto Genius, Ethereum e tokens ERC-20, Digibyte e TrueUSD.

O ShapeShift também afirma ostentar uma base de clientes de 120 países e, no momento do lançamento, eles tweeted:

Mas, ele só estava disponível na web

„A nossa nova aplicação dá-lhe o poder de negociar com tarifas competitivas e comprar Bitcoin em mais de 120 países, tudo isto enquanto desfruta da auto-custódia do seu crypto.“

Erik Voorhees, fundador e CEO do ShapeShift lançou uma declaração para o lançamento do aplicativo móvel que dizia:

„A plataforma de criptografia ShapeShift lançada há um ano, trazendo a auto-custódia adequada da gestão de ativos digitais para as massas. Mas, ele só estava disponível na web. O aplicativo móvel está aqui, e com um e-mail e uma senha, os usuários podem desfrutar de finanças auto-soberanas tanto na web quanto no celular“.

O lançamento do aplicativo de negociação móvel do ShapeShift se encaixa bem com seus planos de expansão para alcançar uma nova base de clientes. Em fevereiro deste ano, a empresa anunciou um novo COO em Lisa Loud, uma antiga engenheira da Apple, e executiva do PayPal.

ShapeShift tentando levar uma peça no crescente setor de comércio móvel

A arena de aplicativos de negociação móvel começou a ver alguma competição com Robinhood compartilhando a maioria do mercado. O lançamento do aplicativo de negociação móvel do ShapeShift vem poucos dias depois que o banco concorrente baseado em Londres, Revolut, lançou seu aplicativo de negociação móvel com a facilidade de compra de Bitcoin e Ethereum para clientes dos EUA. Ao mesmo tempo, os clientes europeus também podem comprar Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, e XRP.

Robinhood também cancelou o lançamento de seu aplicativo de negociação de ações e criptografia no Reino Unido após obter a autorização do corretor da Autoridade de Conduta Financeira do Reino Unido (FCA), em 2019. Um representante da empresa comentou sobre o adiamento do lançamento no Reino Unido e disse que atualmente eles estão tentando fortalecer sua posição em seu mercado principal nos Estados Unidos. O porta-voz disse:

„Muita coisa mudou no mundo nos últimos meses, e tomamos a difícil decisão de adiar nosso lançamento no Reino Unido indefinidamente“. Como empresa, estamos redireccionando os nossos esforços para fortalecer o nosso core business nos Estados Unidos“.

Six major crypto companies will participate in the Ethereum 2.0 participation test

Six high profile crypto companies will participate in a pilot project for ETH 2.0 staking using ConsenSys‘ Codefi platform.

On June 17, ConsenSys announced in a tweet that cryptomoney exchanges Bitcoin Revolution and Crypto.com, digital asset custody providers Trustology, Matrixport and Huobi Wallet, and investment firm DARMA Capital would receive early access to the ETH 2.0 Test of Participation or Staking through its decentralized platform Codefi.

ETH miners will have few options once Ethereum 2.0 launches the PoS

ETH 2.0 is expected with more and more eagerness
The measure comes in the midst of the boom due to the long-awaited launch of ETH 2.0, which will integrate the proof-of-stake (PoS) model into Ethereum (ETH).

As part of the launch, a network of validators will receive rewards in exchange for securing the Ethereum network. Validators must freeze at least 32 ETHs to begin.

James Slazas, CEO of DARMA Capital, described the PoS upgrade at ETH as „a crucial moment for both the Ethereum and the Web 3.0 ecosystem.

Launch date for Ethereum 2.0 postponed while problems persist

The demand for staking services with ETH 2.0 grows
A series of outsourced staking projects are now emerging, as some stakers are willing to give up part of their rewards in exchange for custody and management services. Others simply do not have 32 ETHs to begin with.

„Some of the risks of these outsourced projects is that managing your own validator could result in the theft or loss of keys, poorly done fund transfers, not to mention hardware or Internet connectivity failures that result in a loss of validator rewards,“ explained Codefi’s staking project manager, Tim Lowe.

„With Codefi, validation keys are stored in a secure vault that requires your digital signature, and there will be multiple access controllers that will validate transactions to prevent unauthorized use,“ he added.

Ether’s mining pool decides to pocket one of the $2.6 million transaction fees

Enthusiasm for staking services has also manifested itself in the form of an explosive rise in the prices of RPL, the token that supports Rocket Pool, an ETH 2.0 staking group aimed at investors with less than 32 initial ETHs.

From mid-March to mid-May, RPL gained over 950%, from approximately $0.30 to record highs of $3.20. Since then, RPL has retreated to $1.90.

Dieser Bitcoin-Dokumentarfilm aus Afrika wird auf Amazon Prime gestreamt

Laut Peer-to-Peer-Austauschdaten von Paxful und LocalBitcoins steigt die Nachfrage nach Bitcoin in ganz Afrika ungeachtet der allgemeinen Wirtschaftskrise weiter an.

Es gibt jedoch keine einzige „afrikanische“ Kryptoerzählung, da Benutzer in Gerichtsbarkeiten auf dem gesamten Kontinent die Technologie für sehr unterschiedliche Umstände verwenden.

Ab Freitag bietet Amazon Prime den Dokumentarfilm „Banking on Africa: Die Bitcoin-Revolution“ des südafrikanischen Filmemachers Tamarin Gerriety an, der von der Krypto-Börse Luno gesponsert wird. Es verfügt über Schwergewichte der Branche wie den SatoshiCentre-Gründer Alakanani Itireleng in Botswana und den südafrikanischen Monero-Entwickler Riccardo Spagni. Der Film zeigt, wie unterschiedlich ihr Leben ist, von einer botswanischen Ziegenfarm bis zu Spagnis städtischem Dach und Drohne.

Bisher scheinen in Nigeria, Südafrika, Kenia und Ghana die am schnellsten wachsenden Gemeinschaften von Bitcoin-Nutzern auf dem Kontinent zu leben

In einem Bericht des Marktforschungsunternehmens DataReportal vom Januar 2020 wurden 11% der Nigerianer und 13% der südafrikanischen Internetnutzer unter 64 Jahren mit eigener Kryptowährung für den Internetzugang hier geschätzt, verglichen mit dem weltweiten Durchschnitt von 7%.

Ein solcher Bitcoiner, der nigerianische Unternehmer Keith Mali, kaufte 2016 sein erstes Bitcoin, brach die Universität 2018 ab und hält seitdem Vorlesungen an Schulen in der Region über Bitcoin. Er ist jetzt auch der Gründer des Social-Media-Startups Swirge.

„Kryptos haben im Vergleich zum Westen eine höhere Wachstumschance [in Nigeria] … insbesondere bei grenzüberschreitenden Überweisungen“, sagte Mali. „Wir haben gerade unsere öffentliche Beta während dieser Pandemie gestartet und sind über 20.000 Benutzer gewachsen, ohne ein erstes Münzangebot.“

Bitcoin

„Die Menschen suchen nach Möglichkeiten, ihre Einkommen zu diversifizieren“, fügte er hinzu

Ebenso sagte ein nigerianischer BuyCoins-Benutzer namens Nnanna Ijezie, dass er und viele seiner Freunde mehrere Konten verwenden, darunter Luno, Coinbase und BuyCoins, um einen Teil ihrer Gehälter für Einsparungen in Bitcoin umzuwandeln. Nigerianer, die reisen oder eine Familie im Ausland haben, verwenden Bitcoin auch für Überweisungen, sagte er. Börsen werden überwiegend zum Kauf verwendet, während Social-Media-Gruppen für Händler zur Liquidation verwendet werden.

„Jeder in Nigeria hat in den letzten fünf Jahren mindestens zweimal eine Abwertung erlebt. Die Volatilität von [Bitcoin] ist also ein Kompromiss, zu dem die Menschen bereit sind“, sagte Ijezie. „Aber der größte Teil des Handels findet offline statt. … In Nigeria ist der Markt auch an die Stärke der Diaspora-Bevölkerung gebunden. “

BuyCoins, Binance und Luno sehen in Nigeria alle eine lukrative Traktion. Diese Woche hat die Forschungstochter von Luno, Arcane Research, einen Bericht veröffentlicht, der den Film „Banking on Africa“ ergänzt. Dem Bericht zufolge sind die 4 Millionen Nutzer von Luno, vor allem in Südafrika, aber auch in vielen Nigerianern, von Inflationssorgen, politischer Instabilität und dem geringen Zugang zu erschwinglichen Finanzdienstleistungen inspiriert. Sie tätigen täglich Kryptowährungen im Wert von 4,5 Millionen US-Dollar.

Daten sowohl von Arcane Research als auch von Peer-to-Peer-Börsen deuten darauf hin, dass die Traktion in Ghana und Kenia ebenfalls stark zunimmt.

Der unternehmerische Bitcoin-Pädagoge Michael Kimani in Kenia sagte, er leite eine Klasse von 25 Personen und zahle fünf Wochen lang jeweils 2,5 US-Dollar für 2,5 Stunden. Es ist seine dritte Klasse seit letztem November.

Battle of the visionaries – Vitalik Buterin criticizes Dan Larimer’s vision EOS

On Reddit, recently Vitalik Buterin, the head behind Ethereum, made a critical statement about EOS, a statement that did not have to wait long for an answer from Dan Larimer.

EOS has often been called the new Ethereum in various circles. BTC-ECHO has also reported on EOS as part of the ‚New Coins on the Block‘ series, but without using terms such as ‚ethereal killer‘.

Now the Ethereum subreddite on Reddit posed a rather offensive question:

The team behind EOS claims that the Delegated Proof of Stake technology behind EOS would be better than Ethereum and that therefore Ethereum can never execute as many transactions as EOS. In addition, Ethereum should not be able to use the virtual machine behind EOS, as all the dapps on the Ethereum blockchain would then no longer work. Are these accusations true and has anyone from Ethereum commented on them themselves?

The answer was not from anyone, but from Vitalik Buterin herself, the most famous person behind Ethereum.

With regard to the claim that EOS could execute significantly more transactions, he pointed out that this scalability is realized by relying on a small number of master nodes – and therefore a strong centralization. In addition, technical details such as Merkle proofs are being abolished, so that a normal user hardly has a chance to check the execution of transactions.
Vitalik Buterin also criticizes the concept of Delegated Proof of Stake. This consensus mechanism wants to maintain decentralisation via an electoral mechanism. According to Vitalik, there are several problems here. On the one hand, voter turnout is low; on the other hand, bagholders – and not users – determine the future of a blockchain.
Finally, he goes into another unique selling point: The lack of transaction fees in EOS, as with Steem, another project by Dan Larimer, is compensated by a stake-limited number of transactions per second. This means that a potential EOS user has to create a large stake in order to initiate many transactions efficiently. In this way, fewer wealthy people are ultimately excluded from the system.
Dan Larimer commented on these points on Steem. He addresses the three points and, from his point of view, describes how the problems mentioned – with regard to Steem – are none. In his view, non-voters are as much a certainty as voters. If someone wants to submit a negative proposal for the Delegated Proof of Stake system, he believes there will still be enough voters whose large stake will lead them to use their right to vote in their favour.

Regarding the poorer people discouraged from using a toll-free system, he replies that this problem exists anyway: The effort someone has to put in to exchange Fiat for any crypto currency at all is so high that it would only pay for itself from an investment of a hundred US dollars. In this context, he also refers to Steem, a network that has existed for some time with toll-free transactions.

Dan Larimer concludes with a criticism of Casper, the proof of stake consensus planned for Ethereum, referring to an analysis he had already made two years ago. In his opinion, Casper also leads to a centralization. This criticism was further deepened by him.

Vitalik, of course, did not let the statements stand like this. Thus he went again into the individual points on the part of Dan Larimer and criticized that the criticism of Casper addresses points, which were current two years ago. Since then, however, Casper has continued to develop.

The debate is certainly not over. What is striking in a positive light is that both Vitalik and Dan Larimer focus largely on factual arguments. While other steemers and editors write ad-hominem attacks, both look at the technical details – and base their criticism and defense on them. From this point of view the reading of this exchange of blows is worth reading for everyone – one learns a lot about attack vectors on decentralized systems and about consensus mechanisms and the associated difficulties.