Bitcoins have been darling of investors and recently has been gaining a lot of traction around among commons. Although a lot of people, especially the traditional investors are sceptical as it is difficult for them to invest in something which they can’t physically hold. Which has brought a lot of stakeholders to think of producing or printing physical bitcoins?
Physical Bitcoins have been a challenging topic till now but there are possibilities of having one soon if challenges are worked upon with focus.
This idea is not new and was first touched upon by Gavin Andresen in 2010. He himself started a Bitcoin Forum to discuss possible ways to “print out bitcoins to function as user-created paper money.” A lot of companies and wallets followed same and came up with its versions of physical Bitcoins.
The most common of them being Denarium which finds its headquarters in Finland. Denarium coins have private keys built inside the coin and use a holographic code as a security against counterfeiting. The holographic image also has space where a portion of a public address of the Bitcoin which allows the holder for checking balances and loading bitcoins. Denarium sells its coins in two variants one being loaded with predefined money and other being empty without money.
The other players which have been fairly popular in the “Physical” Bitcoin space are Opendime which uses a tiny USD flash drive to load bitcoins by the first user and passed along in more lighter hardware wallet. The beauty of Opendime is that the private is generated at the time the setup, unlike others physical bitcoins where the private key is attached to it.
Having physical bitcoins could be a doom as they can be exchanged anonymously without disclosing leaving any proofs behind just like dollars- exactly reasons its hated by regulators. Also making a physical bitcoin which is super secure and usable is very difficult. Also having a physical bitcoin (or in paper wallets- where Keys are printed on paper) would require the first receiver to empty the wallet as anyone could empty the wallet with keys physically handy breaking the blockchain.
Although sounds and interesting ideas, a full proof solution to make bitcoins physicals is yet to be seen. Any physical bitcoin operator which existed a few years ago has either disappeared or don’t show signs of being recently active. Others are just innovation souvenirs that don’t hold actual bitcoins. Only time will tell whether these interesting physical bitcoin options both, on the horizon and in the market will make a difference as big as a digital bitcoin.
Thomas Lee: BTC Misery Index Has Never Been Reported During Bear Market
“It means that a bull market is likely starting.”Thomas Lee explained that if an indicator reports such a value as mentioned, ‘’six out of six times, there was a drawdown in the market.’’ He continued to explain that the drawback of 25 percent of the average in similar instances and the short-term, the market could see a headwind. He also pointed out that this could show that investors could decide to move their capital to other altcoins instead. Thomas Lee pointed out that bitcoin reached the 200-day moving average which he thinks that this could bring the recovery of the number one cryptocurrency and is happening faster than expected. This comes as a result with the previously made statements that we covered in our altcoin news when he claimed that ‘’the key number to watch is the 200-day moving average.’’ The breakout could also mean that the recovery won’t be difficult that the one in the past according to Thomas Lee. It can also bring bitcoin to a faster recovery all the way up to new highs. However, when he was asked if the new highs for the number one cryptocurrency achieved this year, he answered that he expects to reach the new levels but doesn’t know when. According to Thomas Lee, there are a lot of reasons why the new trend taking over the crypto market. for Example, he explained that the old bitcoin wallets are now getting new doses of BTC and the transaction activity is also increasing with the crypto exchange volumes. The number of active bitcoin wallets sees an uptick as well.
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“CoinGeek is negotiating to sell its miners (62k units with 960k TH/s) and other assets (e.g. http://coingeek.com) for $45.5 million. Miners’ avg operational cost is $0.073 /kWh, resulting in $3580 operational breakeven (assuming used to mine BTC not BSV).’’During the second half of 2018 especially in the last few months, the breakeven cost of BTC mining dropped below the price of Bitcoin which meant more net losses for the miners on their operations. The miners continued to operate during the bear market since many of the operations secure long-term energy deals which require expensive ASIC equipment. Andreas Antonopoulos, the popular crypto security expert, explained that bitcoin could seize to exist if it leaves the BTC mining protocol:
“Part of the reason that’s unlikely to happen is that miners have a much more long-term perspective. Meaning that they have existing investments in equipment and they usually purchase electricity on long-term plans, they don’t pay it by the week. And therefore, if they have to wait to become profitable another three months and they have the equipment in place, they’re not turning it off.”However, many of the miners continued to secure the bitcoin blockchain network during the BTC mining process across the prolonged bear market. Now it seems that the entire process is profitable if the price does not drop below the $4,000 price point in the near term.
War-Torn Afghanistan Aims To Improve Its Economy With Bitcoin
“Even a gradual replacement of donor grants with loan financing (a customized illustrative scenario) would quickly lead to an unsustainable debt burden.”Bitcoin could be the solution for the problem in war-torn Afghanistan since it offers a closer path to international markets.
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