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Publicly traded companies own 601,000 Bitcoins, gain $500 million

more than 601,000 BTC is held by companies listed on the Nasdaq and other exchanges around the world.

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Publicly traded firms have now invested about $7 billion in the world’s most popular crypto.

Statistics, compiled by Bitcoin Treasuries show more than 601,000 BTC is held by companies listed on the Nasdaq, Australian Securities Exchange, Toronto Stock Exchange, London Stock Exchange, OTC Markets Group, Canadian Securities Exchange.

The 15 publicly traded companies with BTC treasuries have also gained $500 million since their respective time investing in Bitcoin.

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The number one holder of this valuable crypto is Grayscale’s Bitcoin Trust, which has a BTC treasury worth about $5.17 billion. CoinShares comes a distant second holding more than $802 million in BTC.

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Michael Saylor, the company’s Chief Executive, disclosed why his company chose Bitcoin as a multigenerational investment.

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“I considered investing our treasury in fiat, bonds, stocks, swaps, index funds, options, real estate, commodities, precious metals, art, & intangibles before settling on Bitcoin. It seems like the ideal long-duration asset – I don’t understand why anyone would want to trade it,” Saylor said.

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In an explanatory note to Nairametrics, Ekene Ojieh, Head of Public Relations and Corporate Strategy at Buffalo Chase, a crypto analytic firm, gave vital insights on why BTC seems to be the next safe-haven asset. She said, “In the past few weeks, gold saw a new all-time high of $2034 which is about 42.6% in the last decade.”

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She further said;

  • Bitcoin has gained about 8.9 million percentages over the last decade. Security and scarcity are the topmost reasons why traders have trust in safe-haven assets like gold and bitcoin.
  • Bitcoin would outperform gold in a foreseeable future because it’s easily accessible for anyone with internet and of course a more profitable asset than gold.

She spoke about the initial skepticism that traditional banks and global financial regulators had on bitcoin, which looks to be changing now

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  • The last decade has been quite challenging for bitcoin and the crypto space despite the enormous price increase. Regulators, investors, and mainstream traders were skeptical about bitcoin because of its volatility and how bitcoin works.
  • In recent times, we have seen growth in the adoption of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in general; regulators and banks are finding an entry point into the crypto space.
  • In addition, the market cap of both gold and bitcoin, which is 9 trillion dollars and 117.81 billion dollars respectively, shows that bitcoin still has a lot of potentials. Going by this trajectory, bitcoin is expected to gain more grounds, increase in value, and also be widely used/accepted.”

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Olumide Adesina is a France-born Nigerian. He is a Certified Investment Trader, with more than 15 years of working expertise in Investment Trading and Financial Market Analysis. Member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Society. You can follow Olumide on Twitter @tokunboadesina or email [email protected]

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$100,000 bounty offered to catch crypto hacker

Harvest Finance, a major decentralized finance protocol, has recently tagged a $100,000 bounty as a result of a $24 million attack.

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$100,000 bounty offered to catch crypto hacker

Harvest Finance, a major decentralized finance protocol, has recently announced a $100,000 bounty, as a result of a $24 million attack targeting its liquidity pools.

In a recently released tweet seen by Nairametrics, Harvest Finance disclosed there is enough data so far to identify the attacker, “who is well-known in the crypto community.”

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Also, for the BTC addresses which hold the funds, there is now a significant amount of personally identifiable information on the attacker, who is well-known in the crypto community.

“We are putting out a 100k bounty for the first person or team to reach out to the attacker,” Harvest Finance tweeted.

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Why it’s happening

Harvest Finance’s $100,000 bounty is coming on the back burner when it observed its protocol was apparently hacked, with the cyber hacker reportedly exploiting about $24 million from Harvest Finance pools and swapping for renBTC (rBTC).

Hence, Harvest Finance affirmed the hack, stating the protocol is “working actively on the issue of mitigating the economic attack on the Stablecoin and BTC pools.”

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The report reads,

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We are working actively on the issue of mitigating the economic attack on the Stablecoin and BTC pools and will update this thread in realtime as soon as additional details are available.

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The economic attack was performed through the curve y pool, stretching the price of the stablecoins in Curve out of proportion and depositing and withdrawing a large number of assets through harvest.

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“To protect users, we’ve pulled y pool and btc curve strategy funds to the vault

“At this point, all Stablecoin and BTC funds are in the vault (not deployed in a strategy). No other pools are affected.

“To be specific: to protect users, 100% of Stablecoin and BTC curve strategy funds have been withdrawn from the strategy to the vault.”

READ: Rich Bitcoin investor moved $175 million worth of BTC for just $0.84

What you should know

Harvest, a new (DeFi) platform created on the Kava blockchain, plans to launch a product that will enable users to earn more on Bitcoin, XRP, Binance coin, and two other cryptos.

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Harvest offers crypto users the platform to supply crypto assets for lending, and earn interest on them, as well as, use their crypto as security for borrowing,; this is according to Brian Kerr, Kava’s co-founder and Chief Executive.

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Bitcoin Whale transfers $1.1 billion worth of crypto for $3.58

A Whale is said to have moved 88,857 BTC, worth roughly $1.15 billion for a fee of only 0.00027847 BTC.

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Bitcoin Whale transfers $1.1 billion worth of crypto for $3.58

Big whales are definitely up to something, with the prevailing price seen at the world’s flagship crypto.

As Bitcoin’s price trades above $13,000, an unknown Bitcoin whale moved more than $1 billion worth of cryptos.

According to on-chain data Blockchain, the said whale moved 88,857 BTC — worth roughly $1.15 billion — for a fee of only 0.00027847 BTC, or $3.58 at the time of writing. The coins were confirmed in block 654,364 on Oct. 26.

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What you should know

  • Bitcoin, at the time of this publication, traded at $13,085.43.
  • With a daily trading volume of $21.4 billion, BTC price is down -0.1% in the last 24 hours.
  • It has a circulating supply of 19 million coins and a max supply of 21 million coins.

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That said, it’s critical to note these large entities are on record highs amid last week’s price ascension. Statistics obtained from BitcoinCharts revealed that Bitcoin whale addresses actually control a much higher 7,902,469 BTC, or 42% of the total supply.

Explore Data on the Nairametrics Research Website

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  • That brings an affirmative bias that these large entities’ movements are trajectory to price movements at unprecedented levels.
    This is an indication that more high-net-worth individuals are entering the space to invest in Bitcoin, in expectation of $BTC price appreciation.
  • Bitcoin accumulation has been on a constant upwards trend for months.
  • 2.6M $BTC (14% of supply) are currently held in accumulation addresses.

READ: Large entity moves Bitcoins valued $244 million

What this means

Nairametrics believes the increased buying pressures by notable institutional brands are partly responsible for the non-dilutable crypto recent highs. While it is difficult to predict market movements, BTC whales have shown historically that they often determine the BTC trend.

What this means from a macro level is that the increase in the number of these large entities can be considered bullish.

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Large entity moves Bitcoins valued $244 million

BTC whale moved about 18,901 BTC estimated to be worth about $244million, some hours ago.

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3 BTC whales move 140 million worth of Bitcoins from Binance

As the price of the Bitcoin, the world’s flagship crypto breaches above $13,000 price levels, a growing amount of large entities in recent times have been increasing their transactional volume at the world’s most popular crypto.

Data obtained from Whales Alert, a crypto analytic tracker, revealed that an unknown BTC whale moved about 18,901 BTC estimated to be worth about $244 million, some hours ago.

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Meanwhile, at the time of writing, Bitcoin traded at $13,064.05 with a 24-hour trading volume of $18,700,010,754. BTC price is down -1.8% in the last 24 hours. It has a circulating supply of 19 million coins and a max supply of 21 million coins.

Explore Data on the Nairametrics Research Website

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What this means: From a macro level, the increase in the number of these large entities can be considered bullish.

  • At the time this report was drafted, Bitcoin was still trading around the $13,000 support levels, as investors have kept buying BTC at its support levels.
  • Nairametrics believes the increased buying pressures by notable institutional brands are partly responsible for the non-dilutable crypto recent highs while it is difficult to predict market movements. BTC whales have shown historically that they often determine the BTC trend.

READ: Two strange Bitcoin whales transfer $290 million worth of Crypto

Quick fact: At the BTC market, investors or traders who own large amounts of Bitcoins are typically known as Bitcoin whales.

  • This means that a BTC whale would be an individual or business entity (with a single Bitcoin address) owning around 1000 Bitcoins or more.
  • As BTC whales accumulate BTCs, bitcoin’s circulating supply reduces, and this can weaken any bearish trend bitcoin finds itself in.
  • This means that over time, it’s possible that as BTC approaches its fixed supply of 21 million, the price of BTC will go up, with BTC’s present demand factored in.

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