L’ETF Bitcoin est peu probable tant que la capitalisation boursière n’aura pas atteint 2 000 milliards de dollars, selon le gestionnaire du fonds

Un responsable de la cryptographie a déclaré que le très attendu ETF Bitcoin aux États-Unis serait probablement retardé jusqu’à ce que le jalon soit atteint.

Désolé, pas d’ETF Bitcoin

Les fonds négociés en bourse (ETF) Bitcoin et cryptocurrency figurent depuis des années sur la liste de souhaits des acteurs du marché de la cryptographie, en particulier parmi les gestionnaires de détail et professionnels aux États-Unis.

Ces produits sont des offres de cryptographie réglementées et conservées qui permettraient aux négociants et aux investisseurs de parier sur la croissance (ou la baisse) des cryptocurrences en utilisant une plateforme bien réglementée, légale et réputée qui minimise le risque de contrepartie (le scénario d’une bourse qui ne paierait pas ou ne reconnaîtrait pas sa position de négociation).

Les investisseurs ont longtemps attendu qu’un tel fonds fasse son apparition aux États-Unis, et ils devront peut-être attendre encore plus si l’on en croit un gestionnaire de fonds.

Cathie Wood, la PDG de la division crypto-focalisée d’Ark Investment, a déclaré lors d’une récente apparition à l’événement ETH Trends Big Ideas que le marché crypto avait encore un long chemin à parcourir avant de pouvoir être considéré comme formidable sur les marchés américains.

Selon M. Wood, le plafond du marché de la cryptographie doit atteindre au moins 2 000 milliards de dollars pour que Bitcoin Machine ou les ETF de cryptographie soient pris en compte ou dépassés par les régulateurs américains. Il s’agit d’une augmentation de près de 200 % par rapport aux 700 milliards de dollars de capitalisation boursière que Bitcoin a réussi à atteindre au début de ce mois, son plus haut niveau à ce jour.

Elle a déclaré:

„L’afflux de la demande doit être satisfait, donc il faudra qu’il dépasse largement le billion de dollars – 2 billions de dollars, je pense, avant que la [U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission] se sente à l’aise avec un ETF Bitcoin.

Plusieurs entreprises américaines ont essayé de lancer leurs ETF Bitcoin réglementés dans le pays, mais n’ont rencontré jusqu’à présent qu’un refus. Au moins trois de ces ETF ont été rejetés en un seul jour en 2018, tandis qu’un autre s’est même retiré de la course aux ETF en 2019 (il a déclaré qu’il essaierait lorsque les lois seraient plus favorables).

Biden est bon pour la crypto

Dans la suite de sa présentation, M. Wood a ajouté que Gary Gensler, le chef de file de la Commission américaine des opérations de bourse sous l’administration Biden, avait une opinion favorable du marché de la cryptographie et qu’il était susceptible d’introduire des politiques de soutien pour en revigorer l’utilisation.

Elle a qualifié Gensler de „pro-Bitcoin“ lors de la réunion, en plus de mentionner que les nouveaux dirigeants de la SEC étaient relativement plus favorables à la cryptographie que l’administration Trump précédente.

Entre-temps, sa présentation contenait également quelques prévisions sur les prix de Bitcoin, en particulier au moment où les fonds spéculatifs, les entreprises technologiques et les family offices font leur entrée sur le marché florissant de la cryptographie.

M. Wood a déclaré que si chaque société du S&P 500 devait investir 1 % de ses actifs de trésorerie dans Bitcoin, le prix de l’actif augmenterait de 40 000 dollars. Et pour encore plus d’hopium, elle a dit que si cette répartition atteignait 2,5 % et 6,5 %, cela pourrait avoir un impact sur le prix de Bitcoin „de 200 000 à 500 000 dollars“.

Why this on-chain analyst is short-term bearish on the price of Bitcoin

Several reputable analysts and traders have turned neutral to slightly bearish on Bitcoin in the short term as BTC struggles to regain USD 33,000.

Ki Young Ju, CEO of CryptoQuant and on-chain analyst, says Bitcoin (BTC) is showing a neutral to bearish short-term trend at the moment.

There are two main indicators that have been useful in detecting trend changes in the current bullish cycle.

3 reasons why the Bitcoin price dropped below USD 30,000 in a surprise overnight correction
First, every time the Coinbase premium appeared, meaning that BTC trades higher on Coinbase than on Binance, for example, BTC experienced upward momentum. Second, Bitcoin’s momentum strengthened when it saw large outflows from Coinbase.

In recent days, however, neither of these two indicators have shown Profit Secret any staying power, as the metric fell into negative territory on 24 January.
BTC: Coinbase premium index (blue). Source: CryptoQuant
When will sentiment in the Bitcoin market improve again?
Bitcoin is most likely to find renewed bullish momentum if the premium on Coinbase consistently appears alongside large outflows from the exchange.

The combination of these two indicators would suggest that high net worth individuals are accumulating Bitcoin once again. Ki explained:

„I will maintain my bearish bias until there is a significant premium from Coinbase and outflows from the exchange. $BTC needs spot inflows of US dollars from institutional investors to start the next bull run.“
The popular narrative around Bitcoin’s recent rally is that institutional investors and high net worth individuals are collecting BTC on every price drop.

In addition to the two Coinbase-related indicators, stablecoin deposits are another important metric that could signal that a new rally is in the making.

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Ki noted that stablecoin deposits on exchanges are often a powerful on-chain signal for a rally because it shows the inflow of marginalised capital into the cryptocurrency exchange market.

Deposits of stablecoins. Source: CryptoQuant
For example, when stablecoin deposits spiked on 22 January, BTC proceeded to rally by around 6% over the next 24 hours. Ki said:

„This indicator is one of the most powerful on-chain signals with a pretty good hit rate. You can predict an instant short-term rise regardless of the overall market trend. It is the amount of stablecoin deposits on all exchanges, which means that investors try to send stablecoins to exchanges to buy cryptocurrencies. For example, if this value reaches 80, we can assume that 80 people are trying to deposit on an exchange in a single block, in 15 seconds“.
How low can BTC go?
For the foreseeable future, if Bitcoin continues to move sideways, some traders expect BTC to fall as low as USD 27,000.

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A pseudonymous trader known as „CJ“ shared a potential scenario in which BTC could mark a floor near USD 26,000 or USD 27,000.
Bitcoin price chart with key lines. Source: TradingView.com and FT
However, even in a worst-case scenario, analysts generally do not see the Bitcoin price revisiting the area below USD 20,000. The trader wrote:

„This channel could be precisely what prevents a retest of USD 20,000. According to this chart, the sweet spot for a fall is between USD 23,000 and USD 27,000.“
Although short-term on-chain indicators point to a slightly bearish outlook, they do not point to the likelihood of a deeper correction.

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Bitcoin falling back to around USD 20,000, the previous all-time high, would mean a 35% drop from current levels. Such an event seems unlikely, but traders should be on the lookout for a possible black swan event, such as a regulatory crackdown or a high-profile lawsuit against a major industry player.

Simple, a BBVA fintech, closes its doors in the United States

Fintech Simple (a digital native bank) closes its virtual doors in the United States

Fintech Simple (a digital native bank) closes its virtual doors in the United States. It is a firm that had been acquired by BBVA in 2014. This was reported in an article in the Invertia supplement of El Español.

As explained in the publication, the decision is part of a strategic initiative. „Users don’t have to do anything. Their deposits are guaranteed and will be automatically transferred to a BBVA USA account,“ they clarified.

In the article they also detailed: „The move is part of the bank’s exit from the United States. Along those lines, current customers will become BBVA USA customers once the process of transferring funds and data is completed. And, in turn, they will be integrated into PNC, which took over the Spanish bank’s assets in November for $11.6 billion“.

„In general, customers have been waiting for a long time without perceiving any improvement in the product cycles. They initially adopted this application because of the absence of commissions, as well as its simplicity. At the time of purchase the application had more than 100,000 customers. It was one of the competitors that planted the so-called neo-banks, where they competed with Nubank, N26, Revolut or Monzo,“ they added.

Criticism of actress Sophia Thomalla for advertising the G999 blockchain project

The actress Sophia Thomalla has come under fire for an advertising partnership with the blockchain project G999 of the former Karatbars chairman Josip Heit.

The German actress Sophia Thomalla has come under fire for an advertising appearance for the controversial blockchain project G999 of the former Karatbars chairman Josip Heit, according to a report in the Handelsblatt on January 3.

Thomalla advertises G999

The actress and Instagram influencer poses in an elaborately produced commercial for the G999 blockchain project by Josip Heits from Hamburg-based Gold Standard Banking Cooperation AG (GSB). Its credibility is under criticism because of Heit’s earlier involvement with the startup Karatbars as “Chairman of the Board”, with its allegedly gold-backed virtual currency Bitcoin Pro Coin investors lost millions .

G999 is described on the project website as a “peer-to-peer electronic cash system”, which aims to become a “solid global currency with fast payments, micro-fees, a new generation of communication and high transaction capacity”. According to the Handelsblatt, it is “unclear” what exactly is behind the project.

Heit describes his company GSB as „an international conglomerate based in the port of Hamburg.“ GSB only moved from Düsseldorf to Hamburg two years ago. Until 2018 the company was called GCC Gazella Corporate Capital GmbH, whose most important asset is said to have been a quarry in Croatia for a long time.

According to Handelsblatt, there is still a legal dispute between Karatbars company founders Harald Seiz and Josip Heit, and Seiz is planning a direct competition to G999 with the very similar-sounding blockchain project V999. That said, Seiz had come first with the start of G999.

According to Handelsblatt, Heit is said to have had intensive contact with the Romanian Alex Bodi, who has since been arrested for alleged mafia activities and forced prostitution in his home country. When asked, he threatened the Handelsblatt with lawsuits in the USA.

Meanwhile, Sophia Thomalla is clueless. She does not know this side of her new business partner, she said on request. Her lawyer wrote that she would not comment on matters „of which she has no knowledge and in which she was not nor is involved.“

Celebrities as draft horses for scams

Crypto fraudsters repeatedly employ celebrities as the draft horses to give their project the appearance of seriousness. Advertising with boxing star Floyd Mayweather and musician DJ Khaled for the ICO of the fraudulent crypto investment company Centra Tech caused a sensation in 2017 .