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Empiricus crypto expert points out that Pokémon-inspired gaming token can ‚bomb‘ this year

Empiricus‘ analyst bets on the valorisation of NFTs in the game Axie Infinity, inspired by the universe of Pokemón.

Empiricus‘ crypto expert points out that Pokémon-inspired game token may ‚bomb‘ later this year’NEWS

Criptomoeda analyst at financial education firm Empiricus, André Franco, has published an article on the website Seu Dinheiro in which he points out that the non-functional tokens (NFT) of a game inspired by Japanese design Pokémon is „about to bombard the market later this year“.

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In the article „Pokémon is not just a game: the brand Bitcoin Era that dominated the entertainment market can now make you profit from cryptomoedas“, André Franco recalls the Pokémon Go fever, which in 2016 brought increased reality to the world of mobile games and generated a global fever.

Now, he highlights the game Axie Infinity, inspired by the original Pokémon universe and allowing players to battle, collect and create virtual creatures called „axies“, in addition to trading their properties through non-functional tokens. And it explains:

„But do you know what the big „draw“ of all this is? That these lands will be traded in the form of NFTs (non-fungible tokens), which are virtual collectibles that can be used as payment for various purposes. Each character, item and piece of land can be bought and sold by Axie Infinity market participants“.

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Empiricus‘ analyst argues that the more the „metavers“ of games attract users, „the more NTFs will be marketed to generate value to digital platforms, and highlights five major competitors in the universe of NFT game items: Decentraland, Somnium Space, Crypto Voxels, The Sandbox and finally Axie Infinity. And it completes:

„The game will trade most of its features in a cryptomeda. It will act as the ‚glue‘ that unites all members of the platform in three main functions: Staking: as an incentive to keep their assets in portfolio and support the growth of the game ecosystem, participants will be able to cede and block their NTFs to receive cryptomoeda; Form of payment: cryptomoeda will be accepted as payment for items in the game shop; Governance: the game treasury will receive the revenues generated by Axie Infinity and part of the rewards made in the ’staking‘, both paid in cryptomoeda“.

Still in beta phase, the game should be released in the second half of the year, which in the analyst’s view will cause the price of the game tokens to change „drastically upward“:

„This will be caused first by demand, then by greater interaction with the platform, and finally by a decrease in supply, since most of the lots will already have been sold. And where does the investor get into this? Well, if cryptomeda has the capacity to appreciate a lot in 2021, it is worth surfing on it. Even without playing, it will be possible to capture very expressive gains by owning some lots of the digital currency used in the game. Therefore, the recommendation is that you position yourself now to see profit still in the second half of this year“.

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The use of non-functional tokens has not been confined to the gamer universe. Several real assets have already won counterparts in NFTs to be traded, including at auction sites, among works of art, gems and even collector items.

This year, design creator Rick & Morty announced that he will auction his NFT art collection.

Dieser Beitrag wurde am 25. Januar 2021 in Bitcoin veröffentlicht.

UK Man biedt City $ 72 miljoen aan voor toestemming om afgedankte Bitcoin Fortune op te graven

James Howells, een in het VK gevestigde IT-medewerker, heeft de gemeenteraad van Newport $ 72 miljoen aangeboden in ruil voor toestemming om een ​​harde schijf op te graven die hij in 2013 had weggegooid en waarop 7.500 BTC is opgeslagen.

Volgens The Telegraph gooide Howells toen per ongeluk de harde schijf weg tijdens het schoonmaken van zijn huis

Zijn Bitcoin Evolution werd verdiend door te minen met een CPU, terwijl het nog relatief eenvoudig was om de vlaggenschip cryptocurrency te minen.

Toen zijn fortuin miljoenen waard begon te worden, probeerde hij de harde schijf te herstellen, maar de gemeenteraad van Newport heeft zijn verzoeken voortdurend afgewezen. Volgens het dagblad van Newport, de South Wales Argus , heeft hij de stad nu een bod gedaan ter waarde van 25% van het geld als een COVID-19-nooddonatie.

Tegen de huidige prijzen is de BTC op de harde schijf bijna $ 300 miljoen waard. De IT-medewerker zei naar verluidt dat hij alleen toegang nodig heeft tot de stortplaatsgegevens om te weten waar hij moet zoeken, en dat het zoekteam een ​​luchtdichte afsluiting zou creëren om het vrijkomen van giftige gassen te voorkomen.

In een reactie op de mogelijkheid om het geld te vinden, zei Howells dat er „geen garantie“ is dat de harde schijf nog steeds werkt vanwege de omgeving waarin deze zich bevindt, maar voegde toe:

De buitenkant van de behuizing is mogelijk verroest. Maar de interne schijf, waar de gegevens zijn opgeslagen, zou een goede kans moeten zijn dat het nog steeds werkt. Ik denk dat er nog steeds een kans zal zijn. Maar hoe langer dit duurt, het is minder waarschijnlijk dat dit een mogelijkheid is.

Ambtenaren hebben echter tegengegaan dat er milieurisico’s zijn verbonden aan de opgraving, en dat als de harde schijf niet wordt gevonden, ze de rekening zelf moeten betalen. Howells heeft echter gezegd dat hij bereid is geld op een geblokkeerde rekening te zetten om de graafkosten te dekken.

Dieser Beitrag wurde am 19. Januar 2021 in Bitcoin veröffentlicht.

Morgan Stanley Bank (indirectly) buys Bitcoin (BTC)

Morgan Stanley increases its stake in MicroStrategy by 450%. This American company listed on NASDAQ is known to hold 70,400 BTC in its treasury. The famous investment bank is thus indirectly exposed to Bitcoin Supreme review.

11% MicroStrategy

Morgan Stanley , the 5th largest bank in the United States, has decided to triple its stake in the capital of MicroStrategy .

On December 31, Morgan Stanley filed a form with the U.S. Financial Constable to report the transaction. The investment bank acquired 792,627 shares of MicroStrategy for a total stake of 10.9% .

MicroStrategy is an American company listed on NASDAQ known for having converted part of its cash into bitcoin. Thus, the company bought 21,454 BTC in August, 16,796 BTC in September and finally 32,220 BTC in December.

Thus, MicroStrategy holds a total of 70,470 BTC for a value of 2.8 billion dollars at the current price. The company had communicated:

“This investment reflects our belief that Bitcoin is a reliable store of value and an attractive asset with greater potential for long-term appreciation than holding cash. “

In recent months, Michael Saylor , CEO of MicroStrategy has even multiplied statements in favor of Bitcoin in the media and on Twitter. A commitment that does not seem to bother the American bank.

Indirect exposure to Bitcoin

The share price of the company MicroStrategy has experienced impressive last month saw its shares move from $ 289 to $ 545 over the period of December 8, 2020 January 8, 2021.

The price has even climbed 330% since the company bought its first bitcoin on August 11, 2020 , from $ 123 to $ 545.

Given that MicroStrategy’s shares largely follow the price of BTC, it is likely that Morgan Stanley is looking to gain exposure to Bitcoin without directly owning it.

Another American bank did not have the same analysis. In December, Citbank downgraded MircroStrategy’s stock rating from „neutral“ to „short“ because of its „disproportionate“ exposure to BTC.

Dieser Beitrag wurde am 10. Januar 2021 in Bitcoin veröffentlicht.