Das 10-jährige Jubiläum des Verschwindens von Bitcoin Creator

Heute vor 10 Jahren war der anonyme Schöpfer von Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, zuletzt online aktiv. Niemand weiß, was er seitdem vorhat.

Am 12. Dezember 2010 veröffentlichte der anonyme Ersteller von Bitcoin zum letzten Mal im BitcoinTalk-Forum.

Seitdem hat niemand mehr etwas von ihm gesehen oder gehört

Es gibt eine Reihe von Gründen, warum der Schöpfer von Bitcoin anonym bleiben möchte.

Heute vor 10 Jahren war der anonyme Schöpfer von Bitcoin zum letzten Mal in einem Bitcoin- Forum aktiv. Seitdem hat niemand mehr von ihm gehört.

Satoshi Nakamoto (der ein Mann, eine Frau oder eine Gruppe von Menschen sein könnte – niemand weiß es wirklich) machte seinen letzten Beitrag am 12. Dezember 2010, bevor er sich am nächsten Tag abmeldete, um nie wieder in die Online-Welt zurückzukehren.

Pete Rizzo, der Herausgeber der Website von Kraken zum Austausch von Kryptowährungen , machte die Beobachtung am Samstag auf Twitter. „Heute vor 10 Jahren hat Satoshi seinen letzten Beitrag im BitcoinTalk-Forum veröffentlicht“, schrieb er.

Warum ist der Bitcoin-Erfinder Satoshi Nakamoto anonym geblieben?

In seiner mehr als zehnjährigen Lebensdauer hat sich Bitcoin von der Nischenbesessenheit einer Gruppe von Cypherpunks auf Message Boards zu einer der größten Währungen der Welt entwickelt. Doch die Identität seiner Schöpfung …

In Nakamotos letztem Beitrag am 12. Dezember ging es darum, DoS-Angriffe (Denial-of-Server) auf das Bitcoin-Netzwerk zu verhindern.

10 Jahre später hat der Preis von Bitcoin neue Höchststände erreicht – zum Teil dank Investitionen von institutionellen Anlegern und der Unterstützung von hochkarätigen Unternehmen . Aber der Typ hinter der Technologie ist nirgends zu finden.

Der Schöpfer der weltweit größten Kryptowährung war immer anonym, und obwohl es im Laufe der Jahre viele Theorien darüber gab, wer er sein könnte, sind seine Identität und sein Aufenthaltsort immer noch unbekannt.

Eines ist jedoch sicher, er hat sehr gute Arbeit geleistet, um seine Identität geheim zu halten.

How should the role of bitcoin in a portfolio be thought about?

When we invest, we should do so by looking at the value of an asset and its role in our portfolio, not just its price

When it comes to investing, the most frustrating part is the incessant focus on the price rather than the quality, characteristics or possible uses of the asset. Investor psychology then almost always drives us to enter an asset when it is most volatile and expensive, historically worst time. As in life, in the world of investing we need a little common sense and organization. When we invest, we must do so by looking at the value of an asset and its role in our portfolio. A portfolio is like a jigsaw puzzle: each piece has a specific role to play, so it must be constructed carefully.

There is a lot of euphoria in the markets these days, both in equities and cryptocurrencies. There is a lot of talk about Bitcoin Benefit and the appetite that institutional funds are beginning to have. Two factions have formed among our clients: on one side are the Bitcoiners, those who would put all their capital into BTC; on the other are the skeptics, those who compare the asset to the Tulip bubble in Holland in the 1600s.

In this article I will explain how I view Bitcoin as an investor, its position in the portfolio, why I would never put all my savings in one asset, and why investing is a generational issue.

The generational issue

In families, talking about assets always leads to endless discussions: different generations see capital management in different ways. This is a fairly common feature, as each generation invests according to the times. Social and economic status strongly conditions our risk appetite.

For example, the Silent Generation, those born between 1928 and 1945, lived in a period of strong instability and therefore their interest was more in gold. The Baby Boomers on the other hand, those who saw one of the best demographic and economic booms in history, were avid buyers of stocks because they benefit in expansive periods. Generation X, the one after the Baby Boomers, on the other hand, arrived at a time when stock yields and returns were beginning to decline. Because of this, they had a strong interest in hedge funds and all those alternative structures that offered (or promised) above-market returns.

And this brings us to the latest generation. The one that entered the markets a few years ago: the Millennials. The greatest generation in history is living in a time when markets are at an all-time high. But the markets and the economy have then reached a gap never seen before: as the markets continue to rise, the economies worsen. This is the correlation between markets and GDP, which as you can clearly see has become negative.

This situation is driving Millennials more and more towards Bitcoin, the disrupting asset.

Have Institutional Funds sniffed it out?

Until a few years ago, the relationship between Institutional Investors and Bitcoin seemed almost impossible. In reality, the evolution seems to be in line with that of a new and unconventional asset: Institutional Investors, and here we are talking about the big money managers, need time before adopting an asset. They need to feel comfortable, or at least understand the risks and have a track record: Bitcoin today has achieved this track record, having more than 10 years. Also, it is important for an asset to go through at least one crisis to be considered as such, as investors always want to see how it performs during less rosy times.

Bitcoin was christened in March 2020: today, it is still alive and well, headed for even higher levels. That’s why Bitcoin has followed the steps that any other asset follows: it started with angel investors, or rather those investors who have more appetite for risk (like the Winklevoss brothers for example), many of whom have become billionaires thanks to cryptocurrency.

We then moved on to Michael Novogratz, the founder of the investment fund Galaxy Digital Holdings, who worked as a hedge fund manager at Fortress Investment Group and Goldman Sachs. That was followed by Barry Silbert, the founder of Grayscale Investments, which is the firm that manages the Bitcoin Investment Trust (GBTC), the first fund that actually gave Bitcoin access to the institutional world. In the U.S., Grayscale has become the portal that helps institutional funds diversify their portfolios and take exposure to Bitcoin. According to Morningstar, since the beginning of the year, GBTC’s price is up 189% and NAV is up 161%. These numbers show how much the appetite for Bitcoin by institutional funds is increasing.

The marbles races with hamsters arrive on Ethereum: is this the future of gambling?

The little rodent, called Mia, starts the races simply by running inside its faithful wheel

After more than two years of development, a new form of gambling was launched on Ethereum: marbles tracks with hamsters.

The project is based on Siberian hamster Mia and her trusty wheel. Nicknamed „Mia & the Marbles“, it is an automated platform for marbles competitions and gambling created by a group of independent developers.

Although the concept behind the project may seem bizarre, in an interview with Cointelegraph the „M&M“ development team revealed how carefully designed the platform was:

„We guarantee fair and just competitions, and it is easy to prove that they take place live. We can guarantee that the races take place in real time and are not prerecorded. We do this with our live stream, which shows the first 8 bits of the current Ethereum blockhash on the race track, with 8 moving pegs. A high peg stands for a 1, a low peg for a 0“.

 

The team underlines that there is also a refund function for races that do not give a valid result after two days.

Although Mia & the Marbles may seem like a mere experiment or a hackaton project too absurd to be true, the developers claim that M&M is inspired by a passion for fair gambling.

The team has stated:

„We’ve always had the idea of developing an on-chain gambling platform. Unfortunately, scams are not uncommon in the crypto world. That’s why we brainstormed ideas with the aim of making the part of the game necessary to prove the correctness of the platform easy for anyone to understand and at the same time fun“.

 

The developers report that Mia is a very good colleague. There was a difficult moment in the beginning (when she was a puppy, Mia used to enjoy munching on developers‘ fingers) but today she is always ready to compete. While many protocols governed by DAO have to worry about incentive structures and the possibility that another project might take the most talented developers away from them, Mia runs happy in her wheel up to 8 kilometres a day.

The development team explained: „Hamsters are very active naturally and cover great distances at night to collect food.

In the future there will be even more complex tracks and possible „championships“ for marbles. The developers intend to continue building fun and fair games on Ethereum:

„We firmly believe that adding randomness to crypto gambling projects can dramatically increase the confidence players have in these products. We want to contribute to a fair world“.