Arthur Hayes, the CEO of BitMEX, is certainly one of the most interesting people in the crypto space – mostly because of his (controversial) statements.
In the latest news, Hayes predicted that the Ethereum price is on track to plunge to double-digit price levels, illustrating the movements quite colorfully.
As he wrote in BitMEX’s “Crypto Trader Digest” which is the exchange’s newsletter, he argued that Ethereum is “a sh*tcoin” and that the ETH price has been buttressed by initial coin offerings (ICOs) since early 2017.
What’s interesting is the fact that the investments have been made by venture capitalists (VCs), which, according to him, will eventually capitulate to the bear market and dump their Ether and ERC-20 tokens at different price levels.
In his own words, Morehead wrote:
“The VC investor who has never suffered the vagaries of the market is as green as the noob who thinks he or she can go from 1 to 100 Bitcoin in a few trading days. They don’t have the mental strength to cut positions to limit further losses, or backup the truck and buy opportune dips even though they are down. More importantly, LPs can now see an objective last price for a particular token, and can’t be hoodwinked. They will attempt to be a Monday morning quarterback, and that only adds to the VC investors’ anxiety. At a certain point, they go ‘fuck it’, and dump everything they can.”
Ethereum has been one of the main headliners in the recent crypto bloodbath, trading as low as $249 on Monday and still being down 22% over the past week, despite the last recovery to about $280.
At this moment, Hayes is confident that “Ether goes from a 3-digit to a 2-digit sh*tcoin.”
About 1% Of The Total ETH Supply Is Locked In The MakerDAO Smart Contract
What's interesting is the following... Even though the blockchain shows around 1 million in ETH locked up in Maker smart contracts, Dai's token market capitalization is about a third of the figure, currently sitting at $72 million. The way this system functions is simple - users pool Ether together (referred to as PETH) and are issued Dai tokens which are deposited and stabilized at $1. One term that is widely used in these discussions is "WETH" which is short for "wrapped Ether" and a concept of the MakerDAO. At the time of writing, there is a total of 967,507.91 ETH locked in the primary Maker contract.“You’re most likely familiar with stablecoins that hold USD in bank accounts and issue tokens on a blockchain that are ‘backed’ by these dollars. I call this legally-backed crypto, or an IOU coin, because if those bank accounts should ever be frozen or if the accountants defrauded token holders, the stablecoin now becomes an IOU on whatever’s left when they eventually get the bank accounts back (if they ever regain the bank accounts). Relying on the legal system to maintain crypto-tokens inserts an unreliable middle-man into the blockchain."
January 16th: The New Goal For Ethereum’s Constantinople Blockchain Upgrade Launch
"We can just say mid-January, it doesn't make difference if we decide on a date or not. We can always postpone."Other developers pointed to Ethereum's so-called "difficulty bomb" which is an algorithm that is embedded within Ethereum's code that makes blocks steadily harder to mine - and one that was put in place to act as an incentive for encouraging regular updates in the network. Constantinople has delayed this difficulty bomb for a further 18 months while decreasing the Ethereum mining reward from 3 ETH to 2 ETH per block. However, Szilagyi noted that the software upgrades which will implement the hard fork should be released before the end of the year
"All clients should release a stable version with the baked in block number before Christmas," he concluded.
ConsenSys Creator: Blockchain Is Much More Complicated Than The Internet And Will Take A Little Longer To Develop
''Blockchain projects will enable people to build more things that will come in handy again. That's how the web was developed. It will probably take a little longer because it is much more complicated. Also, because we work on topics such as digital money, Blockchain will permeate society more than the Internet. Everything will be networked in a Web3.”ConsenSys was created right before Ethereum was released with one goal only-to build tools and the right infrastructure so a decentralized system can be created in which Ethereum will function and also not focus on controlling the ecosystem bur promoting it. While explaining how the current internet functions and how the blockchain does as well, he said that the internet today and the nature of the blockchain technology is completely contradictory which enables a ‘’self-determined, sovereign identity.’’
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