Sie haben ein älteres Fernsehgerät? So verbinden Sie einen nicht intelligenten Fernseher mit Wi-Fi

Um einen älteren Fernseher mit dem Internet zu verbinden, können Sie ein spezielles Streaming-Gerät, ein HDMI-Kabel, einen Blu-ray-Player oder eine Spielekonsole verwenden.

Wir sind im Zeitalter des Streamings angekommen, aber nicht alle unsere Fernsehgeräte haben die Neuigkeiten mitbekommen. Wenn Sie einen Fernseher haben, der nicht mit dem Internet verbunden werden kann, brauchen Sie nicht zu verzweifeln: Es gibt mehrere einfache (und erschwingliche) Möglichkeiten, Ihren älteren Fernseher intelligent zu machen – und für die Einrichtung ist kein IT-Studium erforderlich. Hier sind einige unserer Lieblingsoptionen.

So verbinden Sie Ihr Fernsehgerät mit dem Internet

Kaufen Sie ein Streaming-Gerät
Die Verwendung eines Streaming-Geräts ist bei weitem die benutzerfreundlichste Art, Ihren Fernseher mit dem heimischen WLAN zu verbinden. In den meisten Fällen werden diese Geräte an den HDMI-Anschluss und die Steckdose Ihres Fernsehers angeschlossen und bringen alle verfügbaren Streaming-Apps direkt auf Ihren Bildschirm. (Es gibt zwar ein paar Ausnahmen, aber die sind selten. Die AT&T TV-App ist zum Beispiel nicht auf Roku-Geräten verfügbar).

Streaming-Geräte kosten in der Regel um die 30 US-Dollar ohne 4K-Kompatibilität und 50 US-Dollar mit Kompatibilität. Wenn Sie demnächst auf einen 4K-Fernseher aufrüsten möchten, könnte sich die Anschaffung eines 4K-Streaming-Geräts lohnen. Ihr neuer 4K-Fernseher kann zwar direkt mit dem Internet verbunden werden, aber Streaming-Geräte bieten fast immer ein besseres Benutzererlebnis und ermöglichen in der Regel den Zugriff auf mehr Apps als Smart-TVs.

Anschließen eines HDMI-Kabels

Wenn Sie Ihr Fernsehgerät nur ab und zu zum Streaming verwenden möchten, reicht ein HDMI-Kabel wahrscheinlich völlig aus. Da es alles auf Ihrem Laptop, Tablet oder Telefon spiegelt, können Sie diese Methode auch für Dinge wie das Teilen von Urlaubsfotos oder Heimvideos verwenden.

Fast jeder Laptop verfügt über einen integrierten HDMI-Anschluss, so dass Sie in diesem Fall nur das Kabel selbst benötigen. Wenn Sie nicht schon eines zu Hause herumliegen haben, kosten sie in der Regel um die 10 Dollar neu.

Für den Anschluss eines Smartphones oder Tablets ist in der Regel ein zusätzlicher Schritt erforderlich. Für Apple-Produkte benötigen Sie einen Lightning-Digital-AV-Adapter, während die meisten neueren Android-Handys und -Tablets einen Typ-C-Anschluss (auch als USB-C bekannt) oder einen Typ-D-Anschluss (Micro HDMI) haben. Je nachdem, welchen Typ Ihr Android-Gerät verwendet, müssen Sie möglicherweise einen Adapter kaufen.

Verwenden Sie einen Blu-ray-Player oder eine Spielkonsole

Wenn Sie in den letzten zehn Jahren einen Blu-ray-Player oder eine Videospielkonsole gekauft haben, verfügen Sie wahrscheinlich bereits über alles, was Sie brauchen, um Ihren Fernseher mit Wi-Fi zu verbinden. Konsolen wie die PlayStation 3 (2006-2013) und die Xbox 360 (2001-2013) sind bereits mit der Fähigkeit ausgestattet, eine Verbindung zum Internet herzustellen. Zugegeben, Sie werden nicht auf so viele Apps zugreifen können wie bei einem speziellen Streaming-Gerät, aber Sie werden keine Probleme haben, beliebte Dienste wie Netflix und Hulu herunterzuladen.

Bei Blu-ray-Playern ist es etwas schwieriger, einen Treffer zu landen. Wenn Sie ein älteres Modell haben, kann es möglicherweise keine Verbindung zum Internet herstellen. Aber die meisten Modelle, die in den letzten fünf Jahren auf den Markt gekommen sind, preisen ihre Streaming-Fähigkeit als eines der wichtigsten Verkaufsargumente an. Wenn Sie lieber in einen neuen Blu-ray-Player als in ein Streaming-Gerät investieren möchten, erhalten Sie die meisten Modelle mit Wi-Fi ab etwa 70 US-Dollar.

Verwenden Sie nach Möglichkeit ein Ethernet-Kabel

Obwohl sich die drahtlosen Verbindungen in den letzten Jahren stark verbessert haben, bieten Ethernet-Kabel in den meisten Haushalten immer noch eine zuverlässigere Verbindung. Da sie jedoch an den drahtlosen Router angeschlossen werden, muss sich Ihr Fernsehgerät relativ nahe am Router befinden, um eine kabelgebundene Verbindung zu nutzen. Von den vier wichtigsten Streaming-Geräten verfügt nur Apple TV bei allen Modellen über einen Ethernet-Anschluss. Für Amazon Fire TV Sticks und Google Chromecasts müssen Sie einen separaten Adapter kaufen, während Roku nur bei seinem teuersten Modell einen solchen enthält. In unserem Leitfaden erfahren Sie mehr über die Auswahl des richtigen Ethernet-Kabels.

Stellen Sie sicher, dass die Download-Geschwindigkeit ausreicht
Die meisten Streaming-Dienste empfehlen Download-Geschwindigkeiten von etwa 5 Mbit/s für reibungsloses, pufferfreies Streaming in HD – ein leicht erreichbares Ziel für die meisten Haushalte. Je mehr Geräte gleichzeitig auf Ihre Verbindung zugreifen, desto höhere Geschwindigkeiten sind jedoch erforderlich. Wenn Sie nicht sicher sind, welche Geschwindigkeiten Sie derzeit erreichen, können Sie unseren Geschwindigkeitstest unten verwenden, um dies herauszufinden.

 

 

Wie Sie kostenlos von Windows 7 auf Windows 10 aktualisieren

Microsofts kostenloses Upgrade-Angebot für Nutzer von Windows 7 und Windows 8.1 endete vor einigen Jahren, aber Sie können technisch gesehen immer noch kostenlos auf Windows 10 upgraden. Microsoft hat zwar die speziellen Upgrade-Angebotsseiten entfernt, aber das Unternehmen aktiviert weiterhin Windows 10-Lizenzen für Nutzer, die von Windows 7 oder Windows 8.1 upgraden. Das kann sogar bedeuten, dass Sie auch kostenlos auf Windows 11 upgraden können.

Die Windows 10-Methode

Ed Bott von ZDNet testet die Windows 10-Methode schon seit Jahren, und das kostenlose Upgrade funktioniert immer noch. Das Upgrade von Windows 7 ist für jeden ganz einfach, zumal der Support für das Betriebssystem heute endet. Vorausgesetzt, Ihr PC erfüllt die Mindestanforderungen für Windows 10, können Sie das Upgrade von der Microsoft-Website aus durchführen.

Das Wichtigste dabei ist, dass beim Upgrade von Windows 7 auf Windows 10 Ihre Einstellungen und Anwendungen gelöscht werden können. Es besteht die Möglichkeit, Ihre Dateien und persönlichen Daten beizubehalten, aber aufgrund der Unterschiede zwischen Windows 10 und Windows 7 ist es nicht immer möglich, alle Ihre vorhandenen Apps beizubehalten. Vergewissern Sie sich, dass Sie sich notiert haben, welche Apps Sie regelmäßig verwenden, damit Sie sie durch erneutes Herunterladen der Installationsprogramme leicht wiederherstellen können. Auch Windows 8.1 kann auf die gleiche Weise aktualisiert werden, ohne dass Sie Ihre Apps und Einstellungen löschen müssen.

Hier erfahren Sie, wie Sie ein Upgrade von Windows 7 auf Windows 10 durchführen können:

Sichern Sie alle Ihre wichtigen Dokumente, Anwendungen und Daten
Rufen Sie die Windows 10-Downloadseite von Microsoft auf.
Wählen Sie im Abschnitt Windows 10-Installationsmedien erstellen“ die Option Tool jetzt herunterladen“, und führen Sie die Anwendung aus.
Wenn Sie dazu aufgefordert werden, wählen Sie „Diesen PC jetzt aktualisieren“.

Sie werden dann gefragt, ob Sie Ihre persönlichen Dateien behalten oder neu starten möchten. Denken Sie daran: Neu beginnen oder Ihre Dateien behalten bedeutet, dass alle Apps und Einstellungen für das Windows 10-Upgrade gelöscht werden.
Sobald das Upgrade abgeschlossen ist, sollten Sie eine digitale Lizenz für Windows 10 erhalten, die Sie unter Einstellungen > Update & Sicherheit > Aktivierung finden.

Val som sålde Bitcoin före 2020 kraschade ut 156 miljoner dollar före veckans 20-procentiga dopp

En seriell säljare med mycket BTC till sitt namn valde att avyttra sig av en stor bit Bitcoin strax före måndagens krasch till 47 400 dollar.

Bitcoin ( BTC ) förlorade 20% på en dag, delvis tack vare en enda val, enligt ny forskning.

Data från kedjeanalysföretaget Santiment den 23 februari visade att BTC / USD sjönk till $ 47 400 efter Bitcoins näst största transaktion 2021.

Ghost of Bitcoin säljer tidigare avkastning

Transaktionen, 2700 BTC till ett värde av 156,6 miljoner dollar till 58 000 dollar per token, resulterade i en försäljning som pressade marknaden, detta snöboll i det största en timmes ljuset i Bitcoins historia.

„Som vi noterade igår fanns det en 11x börsinflöde som steg # Bitcoins priskorrigering från dess $ 58,3 000 #ATH“, skrev Santiment i bifogade kommentarer på Twitter.

„Ytterligare datakamning avslöjade att en adress var ansvarig för årets näst största $ BTC-transaktion, en import av 2700 tokens till plånboken innan en snabb försäljning.“

Resultaten belyser vad som exakt hände när volatiliteten tog över för Bitcoin, som lyckades återhämta sig till $ 54 000 innan det handlades under $ 50 000 en gång till i skrivande stund.

Vissa tror att marknaden var överutvidgad, särskilt naysayers som hävdade att en bubbelliknande process länge hade pågått. Andra hävdade att det helt enkelt var „affär som vanligt“ för kryptohandel, men som Cointelegraph rapporterade hade farhågor ökat om ovanligt inflöde till börser.

Santiment noterade att samma adress också hade sålts omedelbart före priset kraschar över tillgångar i mars 2020. Vid den tiden förlorade Bitcoin nästan 60% av sitt värde och nådde 3 600 dollar.

„Samma adress gjorde också en 2.000 $ BTC-import i mars förra gången som Black Thursday-korrigeringen ägde rum“, avslöjade det.

„Totalt har det gjort 73 transaktioner under ett års existens, för totalt 91 935 $ BTC importerat, med alla polletter flyttade bort inom några minuter efter ankomst.“

Valar i rampljuset

Misstanke hade länge sett ögon på valar, som hade dragit nytta av små plånböcker som sålde under tidigare prisnedgångar under Bitcoins senaste bull run. Som Cointelegraph rapporterade hade antalet plånböcker i valstorlek ökat, medan småbrukarna hade minskat.

“Det mest intressanta sida vid sida berättar hur Bitcoin-investerarprofilens framsteg -“ valar „minskade när priset höjdes under den senaste cykeln; en ny grupp av valar dyker bara upp den här gången, medan räkor är de svaga händerna som sålde för tidigt. ”Primitiv grundare Dovey Wan twittrade förra veckan tillsammans med ett diagram som jämför tjurkörningarna 2017 och 2021.

”THE GREAT WEALTH TRANSFER”, tillade hon.

Vissa svar på forskningen noterade under tiden att plånboken i fråga hade varit ansvarig för en bråkdel av den totala handelsvolymen och att dess inflytande därför borde vara begränsat.

Górnicy Ethereum zarobili 3,5 miliona dolarów

Górnicy Ethereum zarobili 3,5 miliona dolarów w ciągu zaledwie jednej godziny

Gwałtownie rosnąca cena Ethereum to dobra wiadomość dla górników kryptowalut, ale zła dla osób pobierających opłaty.

  • Przychody z wydobycia Ethereum na godzinę właśnie osiągnęły rekordowy poziom.
  • To dlatego, że cena Ethereum również osiągnęła nowy rekord wszech czasów.
  • Oznacza to jednak, że robienie interesów na blockchainie Ethereum jest teraz bardzo drogie.

Górnicy Ethereum BitQT zarobili dziś 3,5 miliona dolarów w ciągu jednej godziny, co stanowi nowy rekord, według danych z witryny Glassnode zajmującej się analizą metryki.

Dane z Glassnode, opublikowane dzisiaj, pokazały, że przychody górników ETH poszybowały dzisiaj w górę, podobnie jak cena Ethereum, która osiągnęła szczyt 1 756 dolarów, najwyższą cenę w historii.

Górnicy #Ethereum zarobili $3,5M (!) w ciągu jednej godziny – najwyższy godzinny przychód do tej pory.

Chart 👉 https://t.co/MYE72aEpgU pic.twitter.com/HHdWnMaEtK

– glassnode (@glassnode) 5 lutego 2021 r.

Ten rekord pomógł górnikom Ethereum wycisnąć najbardziej lukratywną godzinę do tej pory.

Górnicy Ethereum, tak naprawdę po prostu bardzo potężne komputery, zarabiają pieniądze, uruchamiając oprogramowanie, które rozwiązuje skomplikowane zagadki matematyczne w celu weryfikacji transakcji na blockchainie Ethereum.

Blockchain Ethereum nagradza górników za to w nowo wyemitowanym Ethereum. Uwaga: nie jest to równoznaczne z 3,5 mln dolarów zysku na godzinę, ponieważ od przychodów należy odjąć opłaty za energię elektryczną potrzebną do uruchomienia i chłodzenia górników, a także koszty samych górników.

Mimo to, jest to świetna wiadomość dla górników i dowód na to, że wydobycie blockchain jest jednym ze sposobów na zarobienie cholernie dużych pieniędzy. Wczoraj, ostatniego dnia, dla którego Glassnode pokazuje dane, górnicy Ethereum na świecie wygenerowali 53 miliony dolarów przychodu.

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  • Cena ETH

To około 10 milionów dolarów więcej niż górnicy Bitcoina zarobili wczoraj, zgodnie z danymi Glassnode.

Ale nie wszystkie dni są tak lukratywne

1 lutego górnicy Bitcoina zarobili zaledwie 29 milionów dolarów. A 13 stycznia górnicy Ethereum zarobili około 20 milionów dolarów.

Ponieważ Ethereum jest zdecentralizowane, użytkownicy muszą płacić wysokie opłaty. Nie są one tanie i często wzrastają, gdy na blockchainie jest dużo aktywności. Wczoraj użytkownicy Ethereum musieli zapłacić średnio 23 dolary za transakcję, według danych BitInfoCharts. To samo dotyczy Bitcoina: wczoraj użytkownicy musieli zapłacić średnio 17 dolarów za transakcję, co jest jedną z najwyższych kwot w historii.

NASDAQ giant buys (again) $10 million from BTC

He’s betting it all on Bitcoin – NASDAQ giant buys (again) $10 million from BTC

When the Wolf Starves (from BTC) – This week, MicroStrategy filed a new notice with the SEC to report the purchase of an additional 314 Bitcoins. The acquisition brings the company’s total bitcoins to 70,784 for a market value of $2.2 billion.

MicroStrategy: All of its Cash in Bitcoins

Since last August, Micheal Saylor has been swearing by Btcoin Compass to invest his surplus cash. His strategy has paid off, as MicroStrategy’s share price has appreciated by 350% since the beginning of Q3 2020. From a fundamental stock analysis point of view, this price increase makes sense.

Indeed, most stock valuation methods take into account the cash value of the company under study. As such, MicroStrategy’s share price has doubled with the rise in the price of Bitcoin. Obviously, this has an impact on the share price.
MicroStrategy’s share price
Saylor, Evangelist of Bitcoin

Michael Saylor took advantage of this new acquisition to come and discuss Bitcoin on CNBC and make an amazing announcement. Saylor intends to hold a conference bringing together executives from the largest American companies to explain how to expose themselves to Bitcoin:

„We’re going to bring together thousands of executives, managers, directors and business advisors, starting the first week of February. They all want to understand how to integrate Bitcoin into their balance sheet or income statement. So we’re going to share what we’ve learned in this area. »

Why would Saylor take the risk of losing its market advantage? Perhaps the idea behind the conference would be to accelerate institutional adoption in order to increase demand for bitcoin and push its price even higher.

Analyst names potential level of bitcoin price drop

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About further possible scenarios of bitcoin price movement, RoboForex leading analyst Dmitry Gurkovsky tells.

BTC/USD quotations failed to push back from the lower boundary of the Triangle pattern and went lower. There was a breakdown of the lower boundary of the pattern with its subsequent test, and now the asset is trading near the level of $31,000. If we defer the height of the pattern from the breakdown point, the downside target might be the level of $22,000. Therefore in case the price fixes under important level of $30,000, its further decrease within the limits of model working off is not excluded.

 

On the daily chart RSI indicator has once again „caught“ the support line, which might indicate a high probability of rebound from the current levels and continuation of the uptrend. An additional signal in favor of this option would be a rebound from the lower boundary of the uptrend channel.

Despite such a significant drop in the value of the asset, Michael Sailor, at the time of the $30,000 level test, again posted a tweet where he wrote that MicroStrategy bought another 314 BTC at an average price of $31,808 for $10 million. The last time he wrote about a large purchase on December 21, 2020, when the price briefly corrected and then went back up. But that time it was about $650m. Taylor thus hints that you should not buy at the peak, but at times of large price drops.

The growing number of addresses, which contain more than 1,000 bitcoins, also points to the end of the downward correction. A new record of 2,446 addresses has been set here. There are 140 more in the last 20 days alone, which may indicate that large investors are ready for BTC growth in the near future. All in all, this all supports the theory of assets shifting from small crypto market players to wealthier bitcoin owners, who are only hoarding coins without considering selling them.

In turn, there is growing interest in digital currencies from the US government as well. Janet Yellen, who just became Treasury Secretary in the Biden administration, said she was concerned about the illegal use of cryptocurrencies. She noted that such assets provide an opportunity to circumvent the current financial system and undermine American interests. However, Saylor is confident that new rules to regulate digital currencies will ultimately be positive for bitcoin’s growth. Such an approach will accelerate the attraction of institutional money to the market.

 

On the 4-hour chart, the RSI indicator values have broken the downtrend line for the first time since the correction from the $42,000 level developed. This may be a signal to its completion and resumption of price rise. In this case, the nearest growth target will be the level of $34,500.

As an alternative variant the current price movements may be considered as the „Wedge“ model with a test of its lower boundary at the level of $28,000. Breakdown of the pattern’s upper boundary and fixation of the quotes above the level of $32500 will indicate the potential for their growth towards the level of $42 000 and above within the reversal pattern working out.

RISCOS SEVEROS DE QUEDA DE BITCOIN NA APARÊNCIA DE „CRUZ DE MORTE“ EM BAIXA

Um padrão de „cruzamento de morte“ em baixa está procurando aparecer no gráfico Bitcoin de quatro horas pela primeira vez em cinco meses, o que é um aviso para perdas adicionais a curto prazo.

Mas a história recente indica que o padrão pode não levar a uma fase prolongada de baixa para a moeda criptográfica de referência. Por exemplo, sua última ocorrência em agosto de 2020 coincidiu com a queda de 18% do BTC/USD para $9.813.

No entanto, os fundamentos de apoio ajudaram a dupla a recuperar inteiramente suas perdas, seguidos por uma corrida selvagem até um recorde histórico próximo a $42.000 neste mês de janeiro.

Isso mostra que os cruzamentos de morte passados apareceram muito perto dos fundos locais de Immediate Edge. A taxa de câmbio BTC/USD caiu quase US$ 10.500, ou 25%, para negociar perto de US$ 31.800 depois de fechar em seu recorde de alta em meio a temores crescentes de inflação e do rebaixamento do dólar americano.

Antes disso, a dupla devolveu ganhos mensais, aumentando mais de 1.000 por cento a partir de seu nadir de meados de março de 3.858 dólares (dados da Coinbase). Na quarta-feira, a média móvel de 50 dias da Bitcoin caiu $33.342 de seu pico de sessão de $37.616, enquanto sua média móvel de 200 dias aumentou para $33.218 de $28.647.

BITCOIN PARA $28.000

Uma cruz de morte ocorre quando o 50-DMA, que muitos gráficos tratam como um indicador de tendência de curto prazo, fecha abaixo do 200-DMA, que os comerciantes vêem como uma linha de referência entre as tendências de alta e baixa de longo prazo. O Bitcoin está muito próximo de formar um padrão semelhante em seu gráfico de curto prazo, o que sinaliza uma venda nas próximas sessões.

A última cruz de morte“, afirmaram os analistas da TradingShot, „não foi o fim do mundo, mas ela proporcionou um recuo de 15%“. O BTC/USD levou 50 dias para recuperar o preço [após o crossover em baixa]. A partir do nível atual do 4H MA200, um recuo de -15% colocaria o BTC em torno de $28.000″.

Enquanto isso, a TradingShot também previu um cenário de 50-200 crossover baseado na história recente das médias móveis de Bitcoin. Por exemplo, em dezembro de 2020, os dois MA aproximaram-se da formação de uma cruz de morte, mas não fizeram o contato em baixa. Mais tarde, isso levou a uma onda agressiva de alta.

„Já vemos um pequeno Canal Up se formando (dentro do Canal Down), o que é encorajador“, disseram os analistas da TradingShot enquanto se referiam ao gráfico acima.

TUDO ESTÁ [AINDA] BEM

Muitos analistas concordam que novas quedas no mercado de Bitcoin atrairiam acumuladores, principalmente investidores com uma perspectiva de alta de longo prazo da moeda criptográfica.

Konstantin Anissimov, diretor executivo da crypto exchange CEX.IO, observou que o BTC/USD parece ter atingido o fundo do poço perto de US$31.500. O analista acrescentou que o caminho da moeda criptográfica nas próximas sessões mensais é para o lado positivo.

„A demanda está crescendo, enquanto a taxa de produção da moeda é bastante baixa, o que poderia fazer com que a moeda subisse para 50.000 dólares até o final do primeiro trimestre deste ano“, disse ele à Bitcoinist.

 

Czy Bitcoin pozostanie silny? Analitycy ważyją

Bitcoin rośnie z opóźnieniem, ostatnio udało mu się po raz pierwszy od około trzech lat przekroczyć granicę 19.000 dolarów. Jeszcze bardziej imponujący jest fakt, że Bitcoin pozostaje na miejscu, a kilku ekspertów z branży teraz waży się.

Bitcoin będzie nadal skakał, analitycy uważają, że

W przeważającej części sentyment wydaje się być byczy, a wielu analityków twierdzi, że Profit Revolution prawdopodobnie utrzyma swój obecny pęd w nadchodzącym roku. Waluta żyje wysoko, ponieważ dolar amerykański i inne formy fiatu spadają płasko na ich twarzach dzięki rozprzestrzenianiu się pandemii koronaawirusów, która od połowy marca niszczy rynki finansowe.

Peter Smith – dyrektor generalny i współzałożyciel kryptocurrency exchange Blockchain.com – uważa, że Bitcoin jest tu na stałe. Choć na początku mógł być „wielkim eksperymentem“, to teraz ugruntował swoją pozycję jako główna „bezpieczna przystań“ i narzędzie do zabezpieczania swojego bogactwa. Jest przekonany, że waluta będzie trwała, a jej przyjęcie wkrótce osiągnie nowe wzloty.

Skomentował to w jednym z ostatnich wywiadów:

Od 2017 roku, Bitcoin stał się nieunikniony. Postawił na nieuchronność Bitcoin’a.

Paolo Ardoino – CTO na kryptońskiej giełdzie Bitfinex – zaproponował podobny zwrot, wspominając, że jego zdaniem nic nie może potencjalnie sprowadzić Bitcoina z obecnego haju. On mówi:

Żadna ilość cynizmu, niedowierzania czy nawet fantastycznego myślenia nie może przesłonić przekonywującego przypadku Bitcoin’a. Zarządzający aktywami na świecie będą nadal odpowiednio dostosowywać swoje portfele.

Innymi słowy, coraz więcej osób będzie prawdopodobnie dodawać Bitcoin do swoich portfeli w nadchodzących latach, biorąc pod uwagę, że aktywo nie jest już używane tylko do celów spekulacyjnych.

Anthony Denier – dyrektor generalny platformy transakcyjnej Webull – mówi, że coraz więcej osób zaczyna wykazywać mniejsze zainteresowanie standardowymi aktywami – tj. złotem, metalami szlachetnymi, akcjami, itp. – i wkładają swoje pieniądze w krypto i bitcoin. Wspomina:

Jeżeli ludzie wyciągają pieniądze ze złota i wkładają je do bitcoin’a, to może to dać więcej paliwa na rajd bitcoin’ów.

Simon Peters z e-Toro sławy powiedział, że pojawiło się wiele znaków technicznych sugerujących, że bitcoin prawdopodobnie stanie się jeszcze silniejszy i większy w najbliższych tygodniach i miesiącach. Stwierdza on:

Jeśli utrzymamy obecny wzrost, to 25.000$ przed startem 2021 roku jest na kartach. Będzie trochę sprzedaży na 20.000 dolarów, i to może zobaczyć krótki ruch do tyłu, ale jeśli Bitcoin wzrusza się z tej sprzedaży i nadal rośnie, to Sylwester na 25.000 dolarów jest tam do wzięcia.

Asset stał się stabilny

Glen Goodman – autor książki „The Crypto Trader“ – twierdzi, że „tulipanowa mania“ za BTC zniknęła, a waluta naprawdę ugruntowała swoją reputację jako główny atut. On mówi:

Nie ma już mowy o „tulipanowej manii“ w okresie boomu w 2017 roku. Kiedyś historyczna holenderska bańka tulipanowa pękła, nigdy się nie odbudowała, a Bitcoin pokazał, że ma teraz prawdziwą, utrzymującą się siłę.

Former Ripple executive loses $ 220 million Bitcoin key

A former Ripple Labs executive is said to have lost over 7,000 BTC.

He says this experience marred his vision of a system without banks.

It is estimated that 20% of existing bitcoins would be irretrievably lost.

Stefan Thomas, of German origin and a former Ripple Labs executive, has almost certainly lost over 7,002 bitcoins (BTC), worth more than $ 220 million.

The programmer, who lives in San Francisco, is struggling to find rest despite the XRP tokens he was given in 2012 and whose value is unknown.

The anguish of a loss of $ 220 million

Does the parent in you “keep a hard copy of everything”? That said, few people regret not having listened to this advice as much as Stefan Thomas. According to the New York Times , Mr. Thomas, who held the private keys to his Bitcoin wallet inside an IronKey hard drive, would not remember the password.

The IronKey external drive is specially password protected and automatically blocks the user after ten failed attempts, forever encrypting the data it contains. Stefan Thomas has already made eight attempts (with his most common passwords) and only has two left.

Stefan Thomas has two tries to find a password worth around $ 220 million. This is one of the many people who find themselves deprived of their Bitcoin fortunes: The amount of funds locked in lost or stranded digital wallets is estimated at $ 140 billion.

Unfortunately, the programmer who now lives in California lost the paper he wrote his passwords on.

While he enjoys technology, knowing that he has hundreds of millions of dollars in BTC, but could never touch, constantly eats him away. He has said he will make a plan to release his bitcoin, but will be all the more disappointed when he realizes that it won’t work.

This experience tainted the idea that a person could become his own bank, which was the “original” vision of Satoshi Nakamoto’s white book .

“This idea of ​​being your own bank… Let me tell you: do you make your own shoes?” said Thomas.

“The reason we have banks is because we don’t want to do all of these things that banks do.”

Bitcoin custodians as an alternative solution

However, there are some intermediate solutions. Some, for example, use insured depositories, such as BitGo . Others put their private keys in opaque folders, spread across different vaults, and then across an entire country (as the Winklevoss twins did, as described in the book Bitcoin Billionaires ).

However, a large number of people who want their bitcoins to be accessible by password then resort to exchanges. Exchanges are however exposed to the risk of hacking, the most infamous of which is Mt.Gox . Unless you have some sort of futuristic quantum computer , it’s next to impossible to hack into an offline storage cold wallet.

What does 2021 hold for cryptomonies and Blockchain technology? The experts answer

This is what industry leaders foresee in the development of Blockchain technology and crypto space in 2021.

It would be fair to admit that after 2020 and everything it put us through, making any prediction for next year is more likely to be a blindfolded game. In the meantime, I am sure that humanity has much to learn from its past transgressions, and will move forward by correcting our mistakes and weaknesses. That is what we have always done. Without a doubt, the main driver of our development this year was the outbreak of COVID-19. The effects of the current global pandemic on all aspects of our lives will shape our future, and there are some trends that we started last year that will most likely continue into 2021.

COVID-19 revealed the urgent need for solutions in economic efficiency and transparency, and most urgently within the health sector. The deployment of new blockchain solutions will strengthen health systems, if not revolutionize them, helping both physicians and patients worldwide. Despite promises to preserve citizens‘ private data during the global pandemic in the name of public health, blockchain-based solutions that store COVID-19 data have raised serious concerns, as they do not appear to be private at all. While the potential of these emerging technologies is promising, balancing privacy with appropriate solutions should be a priority for those involved in this industry.

In driving our technological development into the future, the pandemic has also had a significant and ambitious impact on the financial sector. On the one hand, governments around the world have made great strides in developing digital central bank currencies (CDBC) this year. With CBDC implementations getting closer, serious privacy concerns have rightly been raised within the crypto community, as the technology represents another step towards a more centralized financial system.

On the other hand, people have been looking for alternative, decentralized solutions, resulting in the unprecedented growth of the decentralized finance sector (DeFi) that has been observed this year. Both trends will undoubtedly continue to be fundamental in this 2021.

In the midst of the new coronavirus pandemic, world governments began printing money, raising new concerns about the health of the financial sector and drawing people’s attention to alternative assets – cryptosystems. As a result, Bitcoin (BTC) proved to be a hedge against inflation while its position as a store of value strengthened, unlike in 2017.

Serious institutional investors, hedge funds and other sophisticated financial players, such as Grayscale Bitcoin Trust, MicroStrategy, Square and PayPal, among others, entered the crypto space, and this trend is likely to continue this year. With more investors and service providers joining the industry, the true utility of digital assets will further drive the mass adoption of crypto currencies around the world, which in turn will drive crypto charities and philanthropy.

With inexpensive, scalable systems that are unreliable, Blockchain technology is improving supply chain efficiency in many industries, from blood drives to food companies, and there are sure to be more DLT-backed use cases around the world. Some even argue that business block chains are the next step in the evolution of economic architecture, and that not taking this step along with all the others will be a serious mistake for large companies in 2021.

Last but not least, there is the potential of the chain of blocks in our efforts to combat climate change and global warming. Blockchain technology managing the environment will be crucial for the future, from sustainable digital finance and carbon emissions to green energy cryptomining and transparent fuel use. As we enter the third decade of the 21st century, achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals without Blockchain technology seems an impossible task.

Blockchain and crypto-currency are not a panacea and will not solve all our problems, but it would not be wise to ignore their potential to improve the world. Cointelegraph contacted industry leaders and asked them for their personal expectations for 2021 to get some information about what awaits cryptomonics and Blockchain technology in 2021.

What will 2021 bring for the development of the cryptomint and blockchain space?

Brian Behlendorf, executive director of Hyperledger:

„I don’t have a magic 8-ball when it comes to predictions in cryptomonal space, although I suspect that volatility will remain its defining characteristic. The use of the block chain, distributed general ledger and smart contract tools will continue to grow as they have in 2020.

The more difficult economic times that are likely to continue into 2021 mean little room for proof-of-concept projects, but those conditions also tend to lead small and large companies to greater cooperation rather than battles that add nothing to market share, which means more consortium efforts, more realistic expectations about the benefits of those efforts, and less fuss and noise. We have already seen that some networks, such as Food Trust, reliably achieve increased value through network effects.

If your industry doesn’t already have a DLT transaction network at the heart of its business processes, it will by the end of 2021. And where there is competition, those block chain consortia whose governance is more open and with networks that are easier to link will have the advantage.

Brian Brooks, acting comptroller of currency for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency of the U.S. Department of the Treasury

„Crypto-currencies are to banking what the Internet was to libraries. Just as the Internet existed for a decade before 1995, its rapid adoption was only possible after it became accessible to everyone, not just programmers.

In 2021, I hope to see the beginning of that same transition to cryptomonics. I think we are approaching the critical mass for a much more ubiquitous acceptance of cryptomonics as a tool for everyone to use, not just those who look like Silicon Valley. That acceptance, of course, is not guaranteed. Cryptomoney developers, exchange operators, and others need to remain focused on addressing concerns about anti-money laundering compliance, fraud detection and prevention, and a host of other things that must be addressed if the industry is to operate at scale.

Charles Hoskinson, founder and CEO of IOHK

„Blockchain technology is at a critical juncture. To deliver on the technology’s high promise and achieve mass adoption, the industry needs to learn to work together. This is not a new concept, in conventional technology companies rarely work in silos. We wouldn’t expect, for example, that a Samsung phone would only work with Samsung wireless routers, and we shouldn’t expect this in cryptosystems. If we continue to take the attitude that a platform needs to ‚win‘, then we risk shooting ourselves in the foot.

2021 will be a crucial test of this. If companies can prioritize the search for ways to interoperate, recognizing that the industry will benefit from a rich ecosystem of partners, all working together seamlessly for the end user, then there is nothing stopping us from having our ‚bluetooth moment‘ and replacing global operating systems with better and fairer solutions for all participants.

We could see the adoption of Blockchain technology on an unprecedented scale in the developing world by 2021. For developing countries, the pace of growth is often held back by the lack of basic infrastructure. However, this could begin to work in their favour. The Blockchain’s agile capabilities mean it could scale to serve entire populations, without the need for existing infrastructure. After a record year for the development of the Blockchain, the technology is finally mature enough to take them there.

Not only could this allow developing nations to grow at a much faster rate, but it also means they are not hampered by the challenges developed countries face in overhauling existing legacy systems.

Da Hongfei, founder of Neo, founder and CEO of Onchain

„In the future, I believe that 2021 could be the year when Blockchain technology becomes mainstream. Bitcoin Pro already proved its value to conventional investors in 2020, while DeFi’s projects affirmed the transformative power of Blockchain. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic revealed the various cracks in the current global system and the growing need for more Blockchain-driven solutions to overcome current limitations.

In 2021, I do not see any of the above trends slowing down, if anything, only continuing to accelerate as major institutions increasingly adopt Blockchain technology.

Denelle Dixon, CEO and executive director of the Stellar Development Foundation

„Although 2020 was far from the year most of us expected, I think it was an important year for the blockchain and digital currencies. It demonstrated the positive impact Blockchain technology can have in delivering payments more quickly and efficiently. It established a solid foundation for the coming year.

In 2021, I believe we will see more adoption of the Blockchain technology as we work to create connected and easy to use products. For us at the Stellar Development Foundation, we are doing that by working to expand our base foundation, organizations that issue fiat tokens and provide financial entry and exit ramps, to make Blockchain technology seen as useful, versatile, and scalable. This foundation will better support the most common use cases we see for next year, cross-border business-to-business payments and customer-to-customer remittances, and will encourage additional applications to emerge in the marketplace.

Elissa Shevinsky, former product manager at Brave, former editor of Lean Out

„I believe that well-funded players will continue to run and maintain the crypt-currency business. Bitcoin will continue to be newsworthy. I think we’ll see more corporate stuff and less independent stuff, because of the way the funding is currently being distributed.

I think 2021 will be an extension of 2020 in many ways, rather than a year in which we see a dramatic change. 2021 will see a lot of optimism, as people get vaccinated and life starts to feel more ’normal‘.

I am seeing a growing distrust of governments and a lack of confidence in the way countries handle financial policies and basic functions. Did you know that the recent cyber attack (using SolarWinds, Microsoft, etc.) included a breach in the US Treasury? Would you invest in the US dollar? That’s what you do when you put dollars in your savings account. All of this makes me bullish about cryptomonies.

Emin Gün Sirer, CEO of AvaLabs, professor at Cornell University, co-director of IC3

„In 2021, DeFi will become a cross chain ecosystem, where users will find and pursue performance opportunities with the same assets across multiple chains through bridges. We will also see many use cases released for the first time, as developers explore networks capable of sub-secondary purposes and much cheaper fees than those they are currently working with.

Significant decentralization, as measured by the number of full nodes participating in the consensus, and on-chain governance will come to the fore as users and newcomers to cryptomonies become more aware of how centralized many block chains are and the risk involved.

Finally, we will see institutions and companies begin to move beyond just buying crypto currencies as an investment, to also developing real applications and infrastructure on platforms that can meet their performance requirements and be modified according to their data and compliance mandates.

Heath Tarbert, President and CEO of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

„The digitization of markets is a macro trend. Of course, digital assets are part of that. Digital assets and their underlying technology are pushing conventional boundaries. I’m going to make a relatively safe prediction, which is that this is going to continue to be a vibrant and active space.

Digital assets, and in particular the underlying Blockchain technology, are very promising for our economy and for world markets in general.

Innovation in this space must continue to thrive. The financial services industry of my parents‘ generation, or even when I was growing up, is not what it is today. And I don’t expect today’s to be the same as my grandchildren’s. The markets must continue to evolve. We’ve seen firsthand how these markets, and especially these technologies, have no geographic boundaries. It is important that regulators develop coordinated, principle-based approaches to this ever-changing industry.

Irene Gao, Antminer’s sales director for North, Central and South America at Bitmain

„The current bull run is different than the one in 2017. Unlike previous years, we are moving from retail speculation to conventional market integration. We have already seen an increase in interest from financial institutions and regulators alike, and this will only continue in 2021.

It is likely that planned and delayed mining deployments will resume because of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in the United States. As such, next year, we are likely to see greater diversity in Bitcoin mining as U.S. miners expand their operations. We have improved the efficiency of our factory in Malaysia to serve more of our customers overseas and have enhanced cooperation with our customers to help them in the continued expansion of their mining operations.

We look forward to moving forward to 2021. We are improving services for our customers. Recently, we have extended the warranty on our Antminer 19 Series from 6 to 12 months and have started cooperating with more local partners in different regions to provide better support worldwide.

Jean-Marie Mognetti, CEO of CoinShares

„During 2020, Bitcoin exhibited similar patterns to those seen in 2013 and 2017. Price movements and trading volumes also show that trading, especially Bitcoin, has a kind of kinetic energy. If this trend continues, we may see Bitcoin following a parabolic movement in 2021.

We’re likely to see a continued increase in the number of institutional investors and companies adding digital asset and Bitcoin investment vehicles to their portfolios. This will result in some Bitcoin investment vehicles, such as CoinShares‘ ETP (exchange traded product) and Grayscale’s Bitcoin Trust, continuing to acquire more Bitcoin than can be mined daily, a pace that will likely accelerate in the new year. I think we’re about to see a repeat of the 2017 or 2013 trends in 2021, albeit in a much more structured and less emotional way, unless a six-sigma event occurs that disrupts the kinetic momentum of the market.

Jimmy Song, writing from Programming Blockchain

„A giant bull market and many more institutional investors. I don’t think anything in the blockchain space will have any impact, as it has in the last six years. The cryptomoney will be largely for new investors who will learn that anything other than Bitcoin is really a scam.

Joseph Lubin, co-founder of Ethereum, founder of ConsenSys

„I believe that the DeFi will become more relevant to ordinary people and the technology used to interact with them will be even easier to use.

I also continue to predict that the parts of Web 3.0, decentralized storage, bandwidth and value, will become even more integrated with each other. We spent a year collaborating on a bridge between Filecoin and Ethereum via Codefi’s DeFi bridge, and Infura’s IPFS service transferred over 300 TB of data this year alone. Web 3.0 is showing the potential for providing more open content creation, the ability to publish, participate, create, conduct e-commerce, communication, video, etc.

We will also be closely involved in the escalation of Ethereum, both with our research contributions to Eth2, our Teku client team, Codefi Staking, and the Infura beacon chain API. The merger of Eth1 and Eth2 may occur in 2021, and we expect a more flexible and scalable settlement layer for the planet.

In the early 1990s, you couldn’t buy anything legally on the Internet; now we’re seeing the same democratization in the financial industry. We’ve replaced bank books and calls to brokers with online interfaces. The distribution of financial services accessible to anyone is a great achievement, and we believe this will continue to take off in 2021. I believe the 21st century is about to begin in 2021.

Mance Harmon, co-founder and CEO of Hedera Hashgraph and Swirlds Inc:

„In 2021, the intersection of three trends – tokenization, DeFi, and business logic moving to layer two – will pave the way for enterprise adoption of public DLT networks. These trends, combined with the hard lessons learned from attempts to deploy private networks, have made enterprises susceptible to public DLT networks in ways that were not previously the case.

Today, digital tokens are designed for economic activity within supply chains, not just as a way for stratups to raise capital. The combination of tokenization, fiat-backed stablecoins and DeFi, the underlying technology, not the short-term turmoil, will make traditional financing operations faster and less expensive, fundamentally changing existing processes for purchase order financing, working capital borrowing, insurance purchasing, inventory financing guarantee and invoice factoring.

And companies are realizing that they can make their applications run business logic on layer two networks and simply use layer one for consensus and arbitration. This approach combines the advantages of public networks (distributed trust) with the advantages of private networks (low cost, scalability, privacy and regulatory compliance).

The intersection of these trends will lay the foundation for enterprises to use DLT in routine business transactions, driving a significant acceleration in enterprise adoption by 2021.

Mathew Yarger, Director of Mobility and Automotive, Iota Foundation

„2021 is going to be a year of hybrid DLT, interoperability and real-world integrations. Let’s look at it as a great transition year for the DLT space. Moving from the mistaken mentality of „DLT is the cure“ to the realistic understanding that DLT is a tool, just like artificial intelligence and cloud services.

We should see a growing understanding that some DLTs are good for some things, while others are good for other things, and that they can be combined in interesting ways to obtain interesting solutions. Other major issues to pay attention to are: interoperability between DLTs that are allowed and not allowed by enterprise applications, connecting DLTs focused on the Internet of Things to DLT environments hosted in the cloud, verifying key knowledge by using DLTs for consumer-oriented solutions, and testing more secure architectures in real-world environments, predominantly in healthcare, energy, mobility and supply chain solutions where ecosystems are highly fragmented or highly regulated.

There are many pragmatic and exciting things that will permeate the technology, affecting traditional technology companies with them showing a strong commitment to the DLT space, and driving their technologies in new and exciting ways.

Mike Belshe, CEO of BitGo

„We believe that 2021 will be the year when institutional investors accept and agree with Bitcoin’s thesis: that the scarcity of the asset is paramount to the long-term value. As such, we expect 2021 to be a very big year for BitGo and the industry as a whole. A combination of factors caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, the influx of institutional investment, and the Bitcoin boom cycle will continue to accelerate growth and attract new investors on both the retail and institutional sides in the new year.

In the longer term, we also see enormous potential, as the future of money depends on a transparent and profitable way of doing business across borders, as well as helping people around the world have greater access and freedom to build financial security. We strongly believe that we will continue to accelerate growth in 2021 and attract new investors on both the retail and institutional sides.

Paul Brody, director and global innovation leader for Blockchain technology at Ernst & Young

„Adoption of the Ethereum core network by business customers and early adoption of privacy-enabled DeFi by business users. Rapid maturation of DeFi’s security and audit tools Early adoption of decentralized business applications beyond finance Shift from DApps to ZApps, zero-knowledge applications that do the same job, but support user privacy First regulatory frameworks that specifically cover stablecoins linked to a fiduciary currency and their use in consumer and business applications.

Roger Ver, CEO of Bitcoin.com:

„Almost every year has been better than the previous year. I don’t think this is going to change in 2021.

Samson Mow, chief strategy officer of Blockstream:

„In 2021 we’re going to see Bitcoin make incredible gains as more and more institutional players arrive. However, we’re also going to see a wave of shitcoins in the retail market as con artists try to take advantage of Bitcoin’s aura to get rich.

Scott Freeman, co-founder and partner of JST Capital:

„We believe that many of these existing trends around institutionalization will continue and we expect to see great growth, particularly within the decentralized credit and decentralized derivative offerings over the next 12-18 months.

We believe that investors will begin to see cryptosystems in a slightly different light, as people see Bitcoin more as a store of value and begin to see the utility value of other currencies. This could lead to a reduced correlation between traditional crypto assets and increased investment opportunities.

Vinny Lingham, CEO of Civic

„This year was a warm-up for next year. In 2021, we will see decentralized storage, decentralized finance and non-political currencies take off.

My favorites are Bitcoin, Ether and Filecoin. However, Ethereum’s scalability problems must be solved next year if we expect to see continued success in 2022.