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Cryptocurrency Will Create a World of Possibilities In the Financial Sector: Says Daniel Masters.

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Daniel Masters, The Chairman of Digital investment Bank, Coinshares and chief investment officer at Global Advisors explained in an Interview with Bloomberg, how distributed ledger technology is doing for the democratization of peer-to-peer transactions; what the internet did for the democratization of news.
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During the conversation, he was asked about the possibility of having a leakage problem in the fractional reserve monetary system, where only some of a bank’s deposits are backed by assets. His response to the question was that of optimism.
“Cryptocurrencies arent creating leakage in that leverage, at least not yet. Masters described a “regulatory sandbox” environment where digital assets resided for the past five years or so through the end of 2017. He said an ecosystem that’s $1 billion – $10 billion in size “is almost experimental in the scope of the main financial system.”
With the inception of cryptocurrency, there were speculations of how authentic and relevant it was, however, it is now evident to the world that cryptocurrency cannot be ignored. banks, regulators and governments have decided to pay attention to it. “I don’t think there’s any concern from that community at the moment that there’s leakage .. but I think they’re beginning to realize that there is potential for that in the future,” he added.
Referencing a statement made by IMF Chief, Christine Lagarde and the Financial Stability Board Chairman Mike Carney, “cryptocurrencies don’t pose any immediate risks to global financial order.”
The possibilities of the market are almost endless
Masters opinion regarding cryptocurrency and the regular financial system has been one of a marriage and not a conflict of interest. He says it’s about “what portion of the total financial ecosystem accrues to cryptocurrencies,” adding: “I think even if it’s only 5% at the end of the day, that market will then still be much bigger than it is today.”
Daniel Masters manages crypto assets worth at least $800 million through his company Coin shares. The assets are used in both active and passive trading strategies. Previously he had also touted Bitcoin as “the play of 2018”.
In contrast, his former employer JPMorgan has been a very vocal critic of Bitcoin. A short while ago JPMorgan boss Jamie Dimon had called Bitcoin a fraud.
Do you think cryptocurrency or the blockchain technology pose a threat or provides endless possibilities? Does Masters have a valid point? lets hear your opinions. Leave your comment down below.
 
 
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I Didn’t Own Any Cryptocurrency Before Beam, Not Even Bitcoin – Beam CTO, Alex Romanov 

I did not have any relation or experience with any other cryptocurrency or blockchain.

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The Chief Technical Officer of Beam Alex Romanov has revealed the first cryptocurrency he ever owned. He said in the CryptoTvplus AMA Series on the 25th of November that Beam was the first cryptocurrency he owned. Not even bitcoin, he emphasized. 

He said the Beam project was the first blockchain related project he undertook. Before I started, he explained, “I did not have any relation or experience with any other cryptocurrency or blockchain. In fact, I didn’t even own any other cryptocurrency before Beam. Beam was the first cryptocurrency I actually first owned.”

This is like true for most of the team I think. We were new to this space and had to learn everything from scratch very quickly, which we did and eventually we produce Beam, Alex added. 

In the AMA session which was focused on the Beam Confidential DeFi Ecosystem, Alex also revealed the project did a hard fork in July and added a feature amongst others called Confidential Assets. 

This feature allows anyone to create a confidential token easily without special development skills. 

He also expressed his opinion on the future of the industry with emphasis on regulations as it affects privacy coins.

He said “we’ll see regulations moving forward to adapt to the new reality and understanding privacy is not something bad but something good that people need to be able to trade on blockchain”

You can watch the full session here. 

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Beam is building Decentralized Bridges Between Chains to allow Interoperability- Beam CTO, Alex Romanov 

According to Alex Romanov, there’s a current strong trend in the industry in terms of interoperability. Beam is building  decentralized bridges between Beam, Polkadot and Ethereum. These bridges will enable anyone to move value between either of these networks and Beam in a completely decentralized way. 

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The CTO of Beam and Tech Lead has been revealed Beam is building decentralized bridges between blockchains. The bridge is designed to allow interoperability between blockchain networks such that values can be easily transferred between chains. 

This was made known on the CryptoTvplus AMA Series which aired on Wednesday, the 25th of November, 2020.

According to Alex Romanov, there’s a current strong trend in the industry in terms of interoperability. Beam is building  decentralized bridges between Beam, Polkadot and Ethereum. These bridges will enable anyone to move value between either of these networks and Beam in a completely decentralized way. 

The Beam CTO went on saying Beam definitely will lead the direction of building blockchain connecting tools. In his words 

Alex Romanov, CTO & Tech Lead, Beam
Alex Romanov, CTO & Team Lead, Beam.

Interoperability is happening, there will be more projects that connect to each other in the future and Beam will definitely lead this direction by building completely decentralized bridges that will allow to freely move value across chains and trade confidentially.”

Considering the development in the industry as regards to regulatory impact on privacy coins which Beam is one such, Alex Romanov said, in few years, we’ll see regulations moving forward to adapt to the new reality and understanding that privacy is not something bad but something good that people need to be able to trade on blockchain. 

He also said the industry will see much more serious trading on blockchain because it’s convenient and has lots of advantages. 

You can watch the AMA Session here below:

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Cypherpunk Ditches its Investment in Monero and Ether to Purchase BTC 

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A Canada-based investment outfit dubbed Cypherpunk Holdings recently ditched its store of value in two different Altcoins, Monero and Ether and stashed its gains from both into Bitcoin BTC.  

Cypherpunk Holdings revealed on Thursday the 26th of November,  2020 that its store of BTC is now worth 276.479 BTC. Its Bitcoin holdings rose from  72.979 BTC to its current 276.479 BTC estimated to be the remainder for the second quarter of 2020. This stands as a whopping 279% increase.

The holding company liquidated their investments in the privacy coin dubbed Monero, and Ether, one of the most valuable cryptos. They in turn used the money they got to buy more and more BTC. 

Cypherpunk also used monies obtained from the private placement of CA$505,000 which is approximately USD 400,000, a deal closed on the 27th of August to buy BTC. 

Cypherpunk is not the only company that took the BTC route, publicly quoted companies like MicroStrategy and Square have diversified their investments into BTC in 2020.

These trends suggest that BTC is a worthy store of value and an alternative hedge for inflation. 

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