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Ethereum whales increase their Ether holdings by 84%

Ethereum non-exchange whale increased its holdings by +84% this past month.

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In spite of the recent sell-offs recorded across Financial markets, large entities known as whales had increased their buying pressure on Ether coins.

Data retrieved from Santiment Research Company reveals top ETH whale holders are confident in crypto’s 2 market cap coin. Data also indicates the top Ethereum non-exchange whale increased its holdings by +84% this past month.

Their bag jumped from 3.16m to 5.80m in this time span!

What you ought to know: Themoneymetrics had in latest times, determined the excessive motion with the aid of using those Ethereum Whales as those massive entities have bought nearly half of all of the Ethereum mined thus far in 2020.

This is apparent proof that fundamental buyers at the moment are searching on the destiny capability of ETH as an funding notwithstanding the latest sell-offs recorded withinside the second maximum capitalized crypto market.

In addition, the latest increase in Defi tokens is as caused an surprisingly excessive extent of transactions at the Ethereum network, regularly main to congestion and a surge in transaction costs charged with the aid of using ETH miners.

Quick fact: Ethereum is a cryptocurrency designed for decentralized programs and deployment of clever contracts, that are created and operated with none fraud, interruption, control, or interference from a third party.

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You can now pay with Bitcoin for a U.S passport

Peninsula Visa, announced it would be accepting the world’s flagship crypto, Bitcoin as a form of payment for selected passport services

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An American based company, Peninsula Visa, that specializes in visa and passport, announced recently it would be accepting the world’s flagship crypto Bitcoin, as a form of payment for selected passport services, via using Coinbase Commerce as the secure processor for these transactions.

Evan James, Chief Operating Officer at Peninsula Visa said, “Never before has anyone been able to pay for a U.S. passport using a digital currency. We’re thrilled to be the first company in the nation offering this alternative payment method to our valued customers.

As we look forward to a post COVID world, one that we believe will be more digital than ever before, offering travelers the ability to pay via Bitcoin feels like the right move at the right time.”

  • At the time of filing this report, Bitcoin price traded at $16,328.11 with a daily trading volume of $20,049,300,522.
  • BTC price is up 2.1% in the last 24 hours. It has a circulating supply of 19 Million coins and a max supply of 21 Million coins.

The services further listed by the California based company, Peninsula Visa, for payment through Bitcoin, with additional passport and visa services to be rolled out over the next 12 months are:

  • Passport renewal
  • Name change
  • Second passport
  • Second passport renewal

Peninsula Visa — Peninsula Visa was founded in 1975 as a paper airline ticket delivery company in Silicon Valley. Since its start, it has transitioned through the constantly changing landscape of technology and international travel.

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World biggest crypto hedge fund: Grayscale Crypto holdings now $9.8 billion

Grayscale’s crypto products show the company now has $9.8 billion in assets under management (AUM).

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The world’s leading crypto hedge fund Grayscale is on the grip of reaching a major milestone as its crypto holdings are now worth $9.8 billion.

What we know: New numbers on Grayscale’s crypto products show the company now has $9.8 billion in assets under management (AUM), rapidly approaching the $10 billion mark. Barry Silbert,founder/CEO of Grayscale via his Twitter feed revealed the crypto holding.

  • Net Assets Under Management, Holdings per Share, and Market Price per Share for our Investment Products.
  • Total AUM: $9.8 billion
  • Crypto portfolio include $BTC $BCH $ETH $ETC $ZEN $LTC $XLM $XRP $ZEC

What this means: The fast-rising crypto hedge fund suite of investment products give institutional investors a simple and safe exposure to Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Litecoin (LTC), Stellar (XLM), Horizon (ZEN), Zcash (ZEC), Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), XRP, Ethereum Classic (ETC).

Recall it was about five months ago, revealed how institutional investors and hedge funds around the world have been rushing to have a stake in crypto assets which all have been outperforming other financial assets in 2020.

A popular hedge fund based in New York –Grayscale Investments –caught the investment world by surprise by buying up Bitcoin (BTC) at a great rate in recent months.

What you need to know about Hedge Funds; They are firms that offer alternative investments to a specific type of investors (high net worth individuals), in a bid to protect their investment portfolios from market uncertainty, while generating positive returns regardless of market sentiments.

Bottom-line: With global economic uncertainty gradually becoming a daily norm, institutional and hedge funds around the world have been rushing to have a stake in crypto assets which all have been outperforming other financial assets in 2020.

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Wealthy Crypto entity moves over $100 million worth of Bitcoin

Someone moved 7,002 BTC valued at (112,904,407 USD) from an unknown wallet to unknown wallet.

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Wealthy crypto players seem to be at their game in Q4, 2020, as regards moving Bitcoin.

Data retrieved from the advanced crypto tracker, Whale Alert, revealed someone moved 7,002 BTC valued at (112,904,407 USD) from Unknown wallet to Unknown wallet.

  • At the time of drafting this report, Bitcoin was trading slightly above $16,000, with daily trading volume pegged at $18,472,207,777.
  • BTC price is up 0.3% in the last 24 hours. It has a circulating supply of 19 Million coins and a max supply of 21 Million coins.

What this means

Crypto investors are going long, stashing their digital gold at record levels, as the crypto market is awash with cheap money coming from stimulus packages from global central banks.

What you should know

Our source some months ago, reported that 47% of BTC holders were Bitcoin (BTC) whales. As the COVID-19 pandemic resurgence disrupted the global financial market – coupled with the recent weakening of the American dollar, the number of whales has been increasing at a steady pace after Bitcoin’s recent halving.

  • While it is difficult to predict market movements, BTC whales have shown historically that they often determine the BTC trend.
  • At the BTC market, investors or traders who own large amounts of BTCs are typically known as Bitcoin whales.
  • This means that a BTC whale could be an individual or business entity (with a single Bitcoin address) owning around 1000 Bitcoins or more.
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