Legge decodificata: Nuove minacce all’autocustodia prendono forma negli Stati Uniti, 27 nov. 4 dic.

I provvedimenti cautelativi che provengono sia dal Tesoro che dalla Camera negli Stati Uniti conducono questa settimana a Law Decoded.

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Per diverse settimane, negli Stati Uniti sono circolate voci secondo cui il Dipartimento del Tesoro sotto la guida di Steven Mnuchin sta pianificando una sorta di regolamentazione per vietare o limitare severamente i portafogli di criptovalute autoospesi.

Il Tesoro non ha rilasciato dichiarazioni pubbliche a sostegno di queste voci, ma sono abbastanza persistenti e pervasive da meritare attenzione. Nel più ampio ciclo di notizie finanziarie, il Segretario Mnuchin è attualmente molto più sotto esame per i suoi piani di restituire quasi mezzo trilione di dollari di fondi non spesi del March CARES Act al Fondo generale entro la fine dell’anno, a cui l’amministrazione di Joe Biden avrebbe bisogno dell’approvazione del Congresso per potervi accedere. Anche lui sta uscendo dalla porta, quindi a questo punto sta davvero sistemando i suoi conti.

La potenziale regolamentazione del Tesoro non è l’unica minaccia da criptare all’orizzonte questa settimana, ma è una domanda interessante. Senza le difese statutarie per l’autocustodia e i portafogli non ospitati dal Congresso, non c’è davvero nulla che impedisca a un ordine del Tesoro di avere un peso legale, almeno per un po‘ di tempo. Io, per quanto mi riguarda, non ho alcuna fiducia nei mezzi tecnologici del Tesoro per far rispettare qualsiasi blocco dei portafogli non custoditi. Tuttavia, se il dipartimento ha il diritto legale di citare in giudizio Coinbase, o Kraken, o Gemini per le transazioni con portafogli non ospitati, non c’è dubbio che una tale mossa causerebbe il congelamento dell’intero mercato.

Una guerra contro gli stalloni?

Giovedì sera, la Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) ha introdotto un nuovo disegno di legge che costringerà gli stablecoins a rispettare le norme bancarie.

La logica dichiarata da Tlaib per il disegno di legge era „numerose barriere all’accesso e all’utilizzo delle istituzioni finanziarie tradizionali“ che avevano portato molte persone a basso e medio reddito a cercare alternative come le stablecoin, che l’annuncio di Tlaib ha sostenuto possano trarre vantaggio da queste persone – il che non è ingiusto, ma la soluzione proposta di replicare i requisiti del sistema finanziario esistente sembra rimettere quelle persone al punto di partenza.

Il disegno di legge è stato accolto con un’immediata e diffusa condanna da tutti gli angoli della comunità di cripto-moneta, che ha criticato aspramente la legislazione per aver ignorato il potenziale di cripto per aiutare i non-bancati e anche per aver apparentemente considerato i gestori dei nodi come gli stessi trasmettitori di denaro.

Tlaib e i co-sponsor Stephen Lynch (D-MA) e Jesús García (D-IL) fanno tutti parte della House Financial Services Committee, che è stata in prima linea nei conflitti con la Diem di Facebook (nata Bilancia) e la legislazione per espandere i pagamenti federali all’indomani della pandemia COVID-19. Le probabilità reali che questa legge diventi legge sono minime, soprattutto se si considera che sta per riunirsi un nuovo Congresso. Ma sembra essere parte di una narrazione più ampia da parte di questi membri della commissione che hanno intenzione di tenere al guinzaglio l’innovazione crittografica del settore privato, il che è abbastanza presagio.

La Bilancia di Facebook, alias Diem

Parlando delle controverse scuderie, l’Associazione Bilancia ha cambiato il suo nome in Associazione Diem a partire dall’inizio della settimana.

C’è una vecchia regola secondo la quale non si può scegliere il proprio soprannome. A riprova delle immagini di un nuovo giorno, il passaggio alla Diem avviene dopo che la Bilancia ha passato il primo anno e mezzo del suo sviluppo a essere totalmente scossa dalle autorità di regolamentazione. In seguito, l’associazione ha fatto scorta di professionisti della compliance nel suo team esecutivo. Ma è abbastanza chiaro che il cambio di nome è in gran parte una manovra di PR per allontanare l’iniziativa da quelle prime lotte.

Accanto all’annuncio della Bilancia da parte di Facebook la scorsa primavera c’era uno schema per l’Associazione Bilancia, che teoricamente avrebbe disperso l’autorità da Facebook in 100 membri corporativi dell’associazione che avrebbero preso le decisioni con il voto. Ma nessuno se l’è bevuta. Il Congresso ha trascinato Mark Zuckerberg a rispondere del progetto. I titoli dei giornali lo identificano ancora come „la Bilancia di Facebook“.

Il registro delle imprese della Svizzera – dove ha sede la Bilancia – non ha ancora cambiato pubblicamente l’Associazione Bilancia in Associazione Diem. Tuttavia, sarà interessante vedere l’efficacia di questo cambiamento. Dipenderà in ultima analisi da quanto saranno smemorati i regolatori e da quanta trazione potrà avere la prima pedina Diem, che sarà a spillo del dollaro, al momento del lancio.

Il FinHub della SEC ottiene un aggiornamento

Ieri la Securities and Exchange Commission ha annunciato che lo Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology, o FinHub, sta diventando un ufficio a sé stante.

Ci sono pochissime ragioni per la maggior parte delle persone per sapere cosa significhi questa indipendenza. Non significa che FinHub stia diventando un’entità indipendente, ma significa che l’ufficio è allo stesso livello di altri, come gli Affari Internazionali o la Compliance e le Ispezioni.

Dal 2018, FinHub è stata la sede di riferimento per le società di tecnologie finanziarie che cercano di raggiungere la Securities and Exchange Commission, ma è sempre stata all’interno della Divisione di Corporate Finance. Il leader di FinHub, Valerie Szczepanik, che in precedenza dipendeva dal Direttore della Finanza Aziendale William Hinman, sarà ora un direttore a sé stante, che risponderà alla presidenza della SEC.

Come per gran parte di ciò che sta accadendo in questo momento con le autorità di regolamentazione che si trovano ad affrontare il turnover degli incaricati, questo ha l’aria di un lavoro incompiuto. Sia Hinman che il presidente della SEC Jay Clayton se ne andranno presto. Il fatto che abbiano considerato un cambiamento strutturale per sottolineare le tecnologie emergenti alla SEC una questione di cui vale la pena occuparsi prima della partenza è di per sé significativo. È piuttosto difficile annullare un cambiamento istituzionale di questo tipo una volta avvenuto.

Si legge inoltre

Il Peter Van Valkenburgh del Coin Center, Peter Van Valkenburgh, spiega la miriade di problemi legati allo STABLE Act.

Scrivendo per il Consiglio Atlantico, Hung Tran sostiene che uno yuan digitale avrebbe una lunga strada da percorrere prima di minacciare seriamente il dominio del dollaro.

David Zaslowsky dello studio legale Baker McKenzie blogga sulla risposta della comunità dei crittografi alla legge STABLE.

Severe University criticism: Researchers say Ripple’s protocol ‚can fail ugly

According to researchers at the University of Bern, the presence of defective or malicious nodes in the Ripple network can have „devastating effects“.

University’s severe criticism: Researchers say Ripple protocol ‚can fail ugly’NEWS

Researchers at the University of Bern released a report stating that the Ripple consensus protocol „does not guarantee security or vivacity“.

In a post yesterday on the university’s Cryptology and Data Security Research Group blog, researchers Christian Cachin, Amores-Sesar and Jovana Mićić released an analysis claiming that the payment company’s consensus protocol could allow users to „spend the same token twice“ and stop transaction processing.

The trio configured examples of the Ripple protocol using different Italian Formula numbers and types of nodes to illustrate possible security and vividness violations (a term to define the network’s ability to continue processing transactions and make progress). According to their models, the presence of defective or malicious nodes can have „devastating effects on network health“.

„Our findings show that the Ripple protocol relies heavily on synchronized clocks, timely message delivery, the presence of a seamless network, and an a priori agreement on common trusted nodes with the [Single Node List] signed by Ripple,“ the researchers said.

„If one or more of these conditions are violated, especially if invaders become active within the network, the system could fail badly.
David Schwartz, Ripple’s technology director, responded quickly to Cachin on Twitter by challenging the findings. Ripple’s CTO argued that such a situation would be „impractical,“ saying that any invader would have to „sponsor the network“ and control part of its Single Node List, or UNL, to do what the researchers proposed.

„The general philosophy of the UNL is that invaders have a chance to compromise their vivacity and then stay out of the UNL forever,“ Schwartz said. He added:

„Security attacks also require significant control over the spread of messages on the network, which makes them unviable. That is why Bitcoin’s total lack of partition tolerance is not a practical problem. ”
None of the researchers has yet responded to Ripple’s CTO’s criticism of its findings. The group admitted in the original analysis that the attacks were „purely theoretical and were not demonstrated with a live network.

United States: a bill strongly threatens the development of stablecoins

Are stablecoins too dangerous for the general population? This is what members of the US Congress believe. They have tabled a bill that worries the crypto community …

A bill that threatens stablecoins?

CEO Coinbase Brian Armstrong, launched the warning last week: proposals for drastic regulation of cryptomonnaies were coming to the front of the stage . Have we just witnessed the first offensive? Rashida Tlaib, a congresswoman from the United States, explained why she believes this law is essential to regulate stablecoins. It would be about protecting the vulnerable citizens of the United States, so that the “ crimes of the big banks” are not reproduced by this new industry.

“Particularly in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, their vulnerabilities could be exploited and masked by malicious actors who wish to issue Bitcoin Circuit scam, like other currency issuers in the past. “

Very strict regulations

The proposed law is particularly strict: it prohibits anyone from issuing a stablecoin or providing a product / service related to stablecoins, “ without obtaining written approval in advance and each time from the appropriate federal banking agency, the Corporation and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve ” .

As several experts have pointed out, the wording of this proposed law is broad enough to include a whole variety of activities related to cryptocurrencies . The idea is to regulate the cryptocurrency sector even more strongly than the banking sector, in order to avoid the practices of “ shadow banking“ , that is to say banking systems which operate in parallel with traditional banks.

The crypto community stands up against the proposed law

Unsurprisingly, the crypto community unanimously condemned this proposed law . Jeremy Allaire, CEO of Circle, explained why he thought it was bad for the industry . He recalls that it would first of all prevent the sector from innovating, which would put the United States in danger of falling behind in the development of the blockchain and FinTech industry .

In addition, Jeremy Allaire recalls that vulnerable populations have been able to have access to financial services thanks to companies that operate outside traditional banking systems:

“A huge part of the innovation brought to low-bank people and small businesses has come from non-bank FinTech companies (Stripe, Square, PayPal, Circle, Coinbase, Apple, Google and many more) . “

The crypto community is therefore interpreting this bill as a way to control parallel payment systems , which concerns Congress. However, it should be noted that there is only one month left in Congress to pass this law, before the change of government is enacted. It might therefore be difficult for its members to get this proposal approved.

Ethereum, Bitcoin, Ripples XRP: has China already sold the $ 3 billion in cryptocurrencies?

It has just been announced that there has been a massive development in the PlusToken case. PlusToken was a 2019-era crypto Ponzi scheme that managed to entice most users in Asia into depositing Bitcoin, Ethereum, EOS, and a range of other digital assets valued at billions.

As recently reported by The Block, $ 4.2 billion worth of cryptocurrency has been seized by lawmakers in China

It was rumored that many of the PlusToken ringleaders were still on the run, although the report may have invalidated that rumor.

The holdings that the Chinese authorities have allegedly seized are substantial: 194,775 BTC, 833,083 ETH, 1.4 million LTC, 27.6 million EOS, 74,167 DASH, 487 million XRP, 6 billion DOGE, 79,581 BCH and 213,724 USDT.

While these assets were only valued at around $ 2 billion when the scam began, their value now stands at $ 4.2 billion.

It is unclear whether these coins have already been sold or not.

The 2019 crypto market correction is believed to have been caused by an influx of selling pressure from Bitcoin and Ethereum on exchanges like Huobi, apparently from PlusToken-related addresses. This report seems to have contradicted that – right?

Has the Chinese government sold billions of stolen cryptocurrencies?

According to the Chinese crypto reporter „Wu“, there is a likelihood that the government has sold a large part of the coins:

“The Chinese government seized 190,000 BTC and 830,000 ETH from the Plustoken MLM case with a total value of billions of dollars. The official announcement seems to indicate that the government has sold them and returned them to the central treasury administered by the central bank. “

This is in line with blockchain analysis, which found that a large proportion of the Plustoken coins have not yet moved, while most of them were sold on exchanges like OKEx and Huobi earlier this year or late last year.

This also removes the confusion about how PlusToken funds could be deposited on these centralized exchanges without the authorities having to freeze the funds.

Matthew Graham, a blockchain-focused investor based in China, has confirmed this view. According to Graham, after reading the court documents, it is likely that the coins have been „mostly sold,“ so there is no need for FUD.

Ethereum’s Active Adresses Suggereer ETH is dichter bij $500 dan we denken

Bitcoin was het middelpunt van de belangstelling voor een paar dagen eerder deze week, toen het zich verzamelde tot 15.955 dollar, na het vrijmaken van de sterke weerstand vanaf 2019. Na de rally van de benchmark crypto’s, kijken experts nu naar etherische en andere altcoins.

Nu dat Bitcoin Code stieren lijken te nemen een adempauze als de prijs regelt op $ 15.500, zijn andere cryptocurrencies genieten van een rally – met inbegrip van ’s werelds op een na grootste cryptocurrency door de markt GLB, etherische. In het bijzonder, suggereren de actieve adressen van etherische valuta’s dat het moment om te schitteren nabij zou kunnen zijn, volgens de laatste bevindingen van het cryptocurrency analytisch platform Santiment.

Ethereum’s actieve adressen suggereren dat het kapitaal van Bitcoin in de ETH zal doorstromen

De bitcoinprijs is sinds 21 oktober met meer dan 30 procent gestegen in het licht van de Amerikaanse verkiezingen en de algemene zwakte van de dollar. De cryptocrisis heeft de ene na de andere horde weggenomen, waarbij de eerste de hoogte van 13.880 dollar in juni 2019 was.

Toen BTC hogerop kwam, merkten de meeste waarnemers op dat de opleving de altcoins zou schaden, omdat het grootste deel van het volume van de cryptocurrencymarkt werd weggehaald. Terwijl de bitcoin zich opstapelde, deprecieerden de meeste altcoins ten opzichte van de dominante cryptocurrency.

Echter, de trend zou snel kunnen omkeren als kapitaalstromen van bitcoin naar etherische en andere altcoins. Onderzoekers van Santiment merkten op dat er sinds het begin van deze maand wordt voortgebouwd op de etherische blokketen. Opmerkelijk is dat de verhoogde activiteit op het ethereumnetwerk vaak wordt gevolgd door een stijging van de prijs van de ether, zoals te zien was tijdens de decentrale financiën (DeFi) in het derde kwartaal van dit jaar.

De onderzoekers benadrukten verder dat de actieve adressen van het etherzuur tot op het laatst gezien op 16 oktober tot hoogten zijn gestegen. Dit geeft volgens Santiment aan dat de winst van de bitcoin geleidelijk aan naar het etherische en andere altermunten wordt afgeleid.

De komende ETH 2.0-upgrade is een andere stuitende factor

Naast de dagelijkse adressen van de ether die een monsterlijke rally laten doorschemeren, is ETH 2.0 een andere belangrijke factor die in het voordeel van de stieren is. De langverwachte proof-of-stake upgrade is slated voor de lancering op 1 december. Staking is een proces van het ondersteunen van een PoS blokketen door het plegen van fondsen voor een duur van tijd in ruil voor een bepaald percentage van de stimulansen.

ETH 2.0 gaat begin december van start na jaren van onderzoek en talloze vertragingen in het verleden. Onlangs werd het depositocontract – dat als brug fungeert tussen de huidige PoW-hoofdketen en de aankomende PoS-blokketen – vrijgegeven op het hoofdnet.

Dit betekent dat gebruikers nu de minimaal 32 ETH kunnen storten die nodig zijn om op Ethereum 2.0 in te zetten. De opwinding rond ETH 2.0 escaleerde nadat Ethereum medeoprichter Vitalik Buterin 3.200 ETH (gelijk aan $1.5 miljoen) naar het stortingscontract stuurde in gereedheid voor de upgrade.

Is $500 het volgende doel voor ETH in 2020?

Het sterke momentum van ETH heeft de prijs van het actief zien stijgen van $350 naar top $460 eerder vandaag. Dit betekent dat de cryptocurrency in staat was om de $450 te doorbreken, wat een hardnekkig weerstandsgebied is geweest voor het grootste deel van 2020.

De samenloop van bitcoin die zich terugtrekt na het verliezen van stoom rond het $15.9 niveau en de lancering van ethereum 2.0 maakt $500 en verder waarschijnlijk tegen het einde van dit jaar.

BTC-Rallye dank „Institutional FOMO“ angekurbelt, sagt Whalemap

Analysten von Whalemap haben jetzt Daten veröffentlicht, die zeigen, dass institutionelle Spieler begonnen haben, Bitcoin zu akkumulieren, und zwar im Bereich zwischen $12.000 und $15.00. Laut Whalemap ist dieser Trend positiv, da Wale und institutionelle Akteure in der Regel Vermögenswerte als längerfristige Investition horten.

Wale verschlingen Mainstream-Interesse

Das Interesse an Bitcoin ist in letzter Zeit eher verhalten, und es könnte sehr gut daran liegen, dass diese schwergewichtigen Anleger damit begonnen haben, Bitcoin zu akkumulieren, anstatt es von zahlreichen Kleinanlegern verteilen zu lassen.

Was Google Trends betrifft, so war die Nachfrage nach BTC im Mainstream-Bereich trotz der parabolischen Rallye der letzten Monate eher gering.

Analysten von Whalemap bezeichnen diesen massiven Nachfrageanstieg der Wale als „institutionelles FOMO“-Ereignis. FOMO steht für „Fear Of Missing Out“ (Angst, etwas zu verpassen) und beschreibt Trends, bei denen jede Gruppe beginnt, sich auf etwas einzulassen, weil sie befürchtet, etwas zu verpassen.

In diesem Fall sind es die Investoren, die Bitcoin Pro aufkaufen, weil sie Angst haben, dass sie kein Stück von diesem saftigen Preisanstieg abbekommen, der den Preis ironischerweise noch weiter nach vorne katapultiert.

Massive Wal-Cluster gemeldet

In einem Twitter-Beitrag liess Whalemap von seinen Analysten zeigen, wie sich Wal-Cluster zu bilden begannen, wobei mehr BTC in bereits bestehende Wal-Brieftaschen floss. In seinem Tweet stellte Whalemap einfach fest, dass die massive Zunahme von Clustern das Erscheinungsbild des FOMO auf institutioneller Ebene ist.

Whale-Cluster beschreiben, wann bereits existierende Waladressen, d.h. Brieftaschen mit über 10.000 BTC, beginnen, mehr Bitcoin aufzukaufen, ohne sie über einen längeren Zeitraum zu bewegen.

Dadurch, so die Analysten von Whalemap, wird deutlich, dass die Wale planen, ihre jüngsten Käufe von BTC in ihren persönlichen Brieftaschen zu behalten.

Die Zeit ist reif für BTC

Wale, die Bitcoin auf so aggressive Weise anhäufen, können in erster Linie für zwei Schlüsseltrends verantwortlich gemacht werden, die seit Oktober auf den Krypto-Märkten zu beobachten sind.

Der erste Trend ist der Spotmarkt, der den Terminmarkt anführt, und nicht umgekehrt. Das bedeutet, dass der Finanzierungssatz von BTC selten über dem Durchschnitt von 0,01% liegt, auch wenn der Preis dafür steigt.

Ein weiterer Schlüsselfaktor ist der massive Rückgang der Liquidationen von Kurzkontrakten im Rahmen dieser jüngsten Rallye. In der Vergangenheit haben die Rallyes der BTC in der Regel dazu geführt, dass an den großen Börsen Kontrakte im Wert von mehr als 100 Millionen Dollar liquidiert wurden. All diese Faktoren machen deutlich, dass es sich bei dieser Rallye nicht nur um einen kurzen Engpass handelt, sondern um eine tatsächliche Akkumulationsphase.

Qual é a chave para que a Bitcoin atinja 300 mil dólares em um ano?

O mercado de Bitcoin tem tido um desempenho excepcional ultimamente, com o registro de moeda criptográfica de 160% de retorno de YTD, no momento da imprensa. Deve-se notar, entretanto, que embora os ganhos no mercado atual sejam mais „reais“, em comparação com 2017, a inclinação das instituições no mercado tem sido impulsionada principalmente pela alta volatilidade no mercado de ativos digitais.

Segundo o fornecedor de dados Skew, apesar da alta volatilidade, a Volatilidade Realizada de Bitcoin próxima a fechar é metade do que era em 2017. Na verdade, ela se moveu menos de 2% perto de fechar em valor absoluto 207 dias este ano, tornando-a menos volátil do que a maioria das ações ou commodities de tecnologia no mercado tradicional.

Entretanto, como Bitcoin ainda não superou sua ATH anterior, a moeda criptográfica, de certa forma, ainda se encontra em território desconhecido. Ergo, poderia haver uma mudança de regime se a Bitcoin se movesse acima de $20K, especialmente à luz da inclinação recorde de opções baratas.

Bitcoin e ouro digital

A referida volatilidade e preço definitivamente convidaram mais instituições a investir em Bitcoin, mas será que este interesse se manterá acima do nível de preços de $20K? Isto depende de quanto da narrativa do „Bitcoin é ouro digital“ segue.

Considere isto – Stanley Druckenmiller, recém-chegado e importante investidor, observou que o Bitcoin poderia ser uma classe de ativos que tem muita atração como uma reserva de valor. Esta visão aponta definitivamente para uma mudança no processo de pensamento dos grandes investidores. De fato, embora ele tenha admitido que possuía mais Gold do que Bitcoin, ele acrescentou,

„Eu possuo muito, muito mais ouro do que tenho bitcoin, mas francamente se a aposta de ouro funcionar, a aposta de bitcoin provavelmente funcionará melhor porque é mais fina e mais ilíquida e tem muito mais beta“.

Embora o uso do Bitcoin tenha permanecido limitado a operações criptográficas específicas, a maioria dos investidores não confiaram nele como confiaram no Ouro. Assim, a possibilidade do preço do Bitcoin subir para 300 mil dólares até o final de 2021 (conforme avaliado pelo Citigroup) permanecerá por enquanto um sonho rebuscado. Isto simplesmente porque a narrativa de „Bitcoin é ouro digital“ ainda não foi realizada e ainda não encontrou seu lugar entre os investidores institucionais.

Isso não é tudo, porém, pois Ray Dalio acredita que não pode imaginar o Bitcoin sendo usado por bancos centrais, grandes investidores institucionais, empresas ou empresas multinacionais, como estão usando Ouro. Isto destacou a crença de que o Bitcoin está sendo usado como um hedge novamente para o comércio de inflação, ao mesmo tempo em que sublinha a precedência do Gold em comparação.

Para crescer tão grande quanto o mercado de Ouro, o limite de mercado da Bitcoin tem que atingir $9T, o que significaria um preço de $485k por Bitcoin. Isto é mais alto do que o preço estimado pelo Citigroup. Entretanto, a única maneira de isso ser possível é se ele atingir o status de ouro digital e se os investidores acreditarem que o ouro digital é de fato equivalente ao ouro físico.

Olhando para o mercado criptográfico neste momento, é difícil ver o Bitcoin subindo para $300K até o final de 2021.

Detroit Casinos ratifizieren neuen 5-Jahres-Arbeitsvertrag

Es wurde bekannt gegeben, dass die Vertragsverhandlungen, die im August begonnen haben, zu einem positiven Ergebnis geführt haben und die fünfjährige Vertragsbestätigung mit den drei in Detroit ansässigen N1 Casino nun Realität ist.

Die Arbeiter genehmigten den Vertrag am Sonntag und beendeten die langen, komplizierten Diskussionen und Bedenken, dass sie möglicherweise den größten Teil ihrer Leistungen verlieren könnten

Laut Joe Daugherty, Präsident von UNITE HERE Local 24, hat eine große Anzahl von Arbeitnehmern ihre Unterstützung für den Vertrag zum Ausdruck gebracht. 95% der Greektown-Mitarbeiter stimmten dem zu, und Statistiken zeigen, dass 85% der Motor City-Mitarbeiter und 76% der MGM Grand-Mitarbeiter ebenfalls für den neuen Vertrag gestimmt haben.

Die Vizepräsidentin von UNITE HERE Local 24, Sandra Poinsetta, erklärte nachdrücklich, dass die lokale Glücksspielbranche weiterhin erhebliche Auswirkungen auf die Wirtschaft in Detroit haben wird und weiterhin ein profitabler Sektor ist, der Hunderte von Arbeitsplätzen sichert.

Frau Poinsetta fügte hinzu, dass im Rahmen des neuen Fünfjahresvertrags die Hauptanliegen der Casinoarbeiter angesprochen werden. Die inflationären Gesundheitskosten sowie die Lohnerhöhung in den letzten zwei Vertragsjahren sollen zu den obersten Prioritäten zählen. Darüber hinaus erhalten Vollzeitbeschäftigte Unterzeichnungsprämien. Kürzungen bei den Gesundheitsleistungen sind unwahrscheinlich, da es dem Casino-Sektor gelungen ist, dem Druck zu widerstehen und die Gesundheitskosten von etwa 6.000 Mitarbeitern unverändert zu lassen.

Gemeindevorsteher waren wirklich am Ergebnis der Gespräche interessiert, da Casinos eine Schlüsselrolle bei der Anziehung von Touristen spielen und einen erheblichen Beitrag zur Stadtkasse leisten

Am Sonntag wurde eine vorläufige Einigung erzielt, und nach Angaben von Fachleuten waren die Diskussionen über die Leistungen der Arbeitnehmer im Gesundheitswesen sehr intensiv. Die neue Vereinbarung soll die alte ersetzen, die Mitte Oktober abgelaufen ist.

Vertreter des Casinos teilten den Gewerkschaften mit, dass die Mittel für Erhöhungen und Prämien nicht ausreichen würden , wenn nicht ein größerer Betrag für die Gesundheitskosten von den Gehaltsschecks der Arbeitnehmer abgezogen würde . Das Ergebnis der Diskussionen war eine Vereinbarung, wonach die bestehenden Gesundheitspläne unverändert bleiben und keine zusätzlichen Prämienkosten erhoben werden sollen.

Gemäß den anderen Klauseln enthält der ratifizierte Vertrag, dass Teilzeitbeschäftigte nach fünfjähriger Tätigkeit für das Unternehmen Anspruch auf einen zusätzlichen Krankheitstag haben . Die Planung von Teilzeitbeschäftigten und die Verbesserung der Arbeitnehmerklassifikationen sind weitere Aspekte, die berücksichtigt werden.

Vertreter von Greektown und MGM Grand wurden um einen Kommentar gebeten und sie entschieden sich für die Idee, ein erfolgreiches Unternehmen aufzubauen, das insbesondere den lokalen Gemeinschaften und den Teammitgliedern zugute kommt. Die Casino-Verantwortlichen äußerten sich zufrieden mit der ausgearbeiteten Vereinbarung, die sich auf die Aufrechterhaltung der Gesundheitspläne und die Sicherstellung von Boni und Lohnerhöhungen konzentriert.

US-Staatsanwaltschaft strebt „substanzielle“ Gefängnisstrafe an

US-Staatsanwaltschaft strebt „substanzielle“ Gefängnisstrafe für Centra Tech-Mitbegründer in einem 25-Millionen-Dollar-Betrugs-Markenverkauf an

Die US-Bundesstaatsanwaltschaft strebt eine beträchtliche Gefängnisstrafe für Robert Farkas an, einen der Mitbegründer des Kryptoprojekts Centra Tech, das laut Bitcoin Superstar ein erstes Münzangebot (ICO) im Jahr 2017 mehrere prominente Befürwortungen erhalten hat. Farkas bekannte sich später des Betrugs schuldig.

In einem am 30. Oktober beim US-Bezirksgericht für den südlichen Bezirk von New York eingereichten Strafantrag erklärten die Bundesanwälte, dass „eine beträchtliche Haftstrafe in diesem Fall angemessen und gerecht wäre“, wobei sie feststellten, dass Farkas an einem Plan beteiligt war, der direkt Verluste in Höhe von mehreren zehn Millionen Dollar an Geldern von Hunderten von Investoren verursachte, die Opfer waren.

Im Juni hatte sich Farkas im Zusammenhang mit der betrügerischen ICO der Verschwörung zur Begehung von Wertpapier- und Überweisungsbetrug schuldig bekannt.

Als Teil des Programms machte Farkas zusammen mit den beiden anderen Gründern, Sohrab Sharma und Raymond Trapan, Investoren auf eine „Centra Card“-Krypto-Debitkarte aufmerksam, die angeblich von Visa oder Mastercard ausgegeben wurde. Sie behaupteten auch, 38 staatliche Geldsenderlizenzen und einen CEO zu besitzen, der, wie sie sagten, Harvard besucht habe.

In einem Bericht vom Juni sagten die Staatsanwälte, dass keine dieser Behauptungen wahr sei

Während Frakas in den Anmerkungen zur Urteilsverkündung Hausarrest und gemeinnützige Arbeit beantragt hat, sagten die Ankläger in dem Dokument, dies sei angesichts der Art und Schwere seiner Verbrechen unzureichend.

Das Centra-Tech-Projekt, das von mehreren Prominenten unterstützt wurde, darunter dem ehemaligen Profiboxer Floyd Mayweather, der später die von der U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission erhobenen Anklagepunkte beilegte, brachte der ICO 25 Millionen Dollar ein und war eines von vielen Projekten dieser Art, die die im Entstehen begriffene Natur solcher Angebote für illegale persönliche Gewinne ausnutzten.

In dem Dokument hieß es auch, dass „eine substantielle Haftstrafe auch notwendig ist, um die Ziele der Verurteilung zu erreichen, die darin bestehen, kriminelles Verhalten angemessen abzuschrecken“.

September 30 price analysis: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, BNB, DOT, LINK, BSV, CRO, ADA

Bitcoin and some altcoins are still struggling with resistance at the higher levels, this suggests that the upward trend may soon resume.

According to CryptoQuant data, the total amount of Bitcoin (BTC) held in stock on the exchanges fell from 2.8 million BTC in October 2019 to 2.4 million.

Although Bitcoin is still well below its historical highs, if it manages to close Q3 2020 above USD 10,590, that would be the second best close in any quarter.

All these factors suggest that the crypt currency markets are moving into the hands of stronger investors who do not care about daily price fluctuations.

It is said that institutional investors have big pockets and are in favour of holding long term positions. Bybit data shows that Grayscale Investments currently holds 449,900 Bitcoin, that’s more than 2% of the maximum possible supply of Bitcoin.

If institutional investors increase their allocations to crypto-currencies, demand could eventually exceed supply and that could drive the price of Bitcoin.

Let’s study the graphs to analyze the path with the least resistance for the 10 main cryptom currencies.

BTC/USD

Bitcoin has been walking around the 20 day exponential moving average (USD 10,732) for the past few days.

Bearers were unable to take advantage of the weakness and sink the price below USD 10,500 support. This shows some indecision between the upside and downside about the next directional move.

The 20-day flat EMA and the relative strength index (RSI) near the midpoint suggest a balance between supply and demand. It is difficult to predict the direction of the next break in this range.

However, sometimes the RSI movement can give us some clues. If the RSI rises above the symmetrical triangle and the 55 level, it will increase the possibility of the bullish side attempting a breakout from the USD 11.178.

If successful, the BTC/USD can rise to USD 12,000 and then USD 12,460. Conversely, si bearishers sink the price below USD 10,500 and the uptrend line is likely to fall to USD 9,835.

ETH/USD

Bearers are trying to stop the recovery movement in the 20-day EMA (USD 361). If the price falls and breaks below USD 337, Ether (ETH) could fall to USD 308,392.

When the price does not rise above the 20 day EMA in a downward movement, suggests that sentiment is negative and the bearers are selling during the runs.

Both moving averages are declining marginally and the fact that the RSI is not rising above the 50 level suggests that the bearishers have the upper hand. A break below the critical support of USD 308,392 could result in a fall to USD 240.

This negative view will be invalidated if the ETH/USD pair rises and breaks the 20 day EMA. Such a move could result in a rally to the USD 395.

XRP/USD

The decline from the intraday low of USD 0.219712 on 24 September hit a 20-day EMA hurdle (USD 0.243). The failure of the bulls to push XRP above the 20-day EMA suggests that the bears may be trading short at the resistance.

Both moving averages are falling marginally and the RSI is just below the 50. level suggesting that the bearishers have a small advantage.

If the bears can push the XRP/USD below the support zone between USD 0.2295 and USD 0.219712, the downtrend can be resumed with the next stop set at USD 0.19.
if the pair rises and breaks above the 20 day EMA, it will be the first sign that selling pressure is reducing. The break of USD 0.26 will suggest a possible change in trend.

BCH/USD

If the bearishers drop the price below USD 223, there will be a drop to USD 210 and then to USD 200 on the jokers. A break below the critical support of USD 200 will be a big negative signal, as it could indicate the beginning of a possible downward trend.

This negative view will be void if the BCH/USD pair rises and breaks the downward trend line and the upper resistance at USD 242. Above this level the upward movement can reach USD 280.

BNB/USD

The decline in Binance Coin (BNB) reached the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level at USD 29,0886 on September 29th where it faces resistance. However, if the high does not lose much ground, the bulls will make another attempt to take the price above USD 29,0886.

If successful, the BCH/USD could reach the 78.6% Fibonacci retracement level of USD 30.9884 and above that it could reach USD 33.4084. Rising moving averages and RSI in the positive zone suggest that the bulls are in control.

Bearers will try to sink the price, but it is likely that the bulls will buy aggressively during the next fall to the 20 day EMA as the trend is upwards. Failure to hold the price above the 20 day EMA will be the first sign of weakness.

DOT/USD

The fact that buyers cannot get the price above the 20-day EMA (USD 4.55) indicates weakness.

If it has its way, the DOT/USD could lose ground and fall to USD 2,782 and below it to USD 2. The 20 day EMA is gradually falling and the failure of the RSI to stay above the 50 level suggests that the bearish move is in the ascendancy.

However, if the pair rebounds back above USD 4 or rises from current levels, bullishers will attempt to push the price above the 20 day EMA. If they can do so, the pair may rise to USD 4,921 and subsequently USD 5,5899.

LINK/USD

The failure of the bulls to hold the price above the 20 day EMA (USD 10.60) could have caused short term traders to decide to withdraw their gains. Bearishers will now attempt to take advantage of this weakness and sink Chainlink (LINK) below immediate support at USD 9.3771.

If successful, the LINK/USD can fall to USD 6.90. The 20-day EMA has begun to fall and the RSI has been below the 50 level for a few days now, suggesting that the bearish move has the upper hand.

However, if the pair rebounds off the USD 9.3771 support, a few days of range-bound action may occur. A break above USD 11.1990 will be the first sign that selling pressure has decreased.

BSV/USD

Bitcoin SV (BSV) fell from the downward trend line on September 28, but the upside did not allow the price to fall below the 20 day EMA (USD 166). Buyers today pushed the price above the downward trend line and are attempting to take it above the 50 day SMA (USD 180).

Instead, if the pair falls from the 50 day simple moving average (SMA), it will suggest that the bearish move is being aggressively defended by the sellers. Sellers will attempt to push the pair below the support zone between USD 146.20 and USD 135.00.

CRO/USD

Crypto.com Coin (CRO) has been trading below the moving averages for the last few days, but the bearishers have not managed to sink the price below the immediate support at USD 0.144743.

However, if the CRO/USD pair does not break above the moving averages in the next few days, it could result in a new sales round that could challenge the USD 0.144743 support.

A break and a close (UTC time) below this level will complete the downward triangle pattern, which targets USD 0.10607.

This bearish configuration will be invalidated if the bulls push the price above the downward trend line of the triangle. Above this level a move is possible first to USD 0.183416 and then to USD 0.191101.

ADA/USD

The strong recovery movement in Cardano (ADA) could not break the downward trend line on September 28, but the good news is that the bulls are not allowing the price to fall below the 20 day EMA (USD 0.0955).

The 20-day EMA is tilting upwards and the RSI has remained above the 50 level, suggesting that the advantage is in favour of the bulls.

If the ADA/USD bounces off the 20-day EMA, bullishers will again attempt to push the price above the downward trend line. If they have their way, the pair could go up to USD 0.1280.

Contrary to this assumption, if the bears sink below the 20 day EMA, a drop to the USD 0.0855982 and then to the USD 0.0755701 is possible.