Ethereum’s total supply has close to doubled since 2016, with it now at above 107 million eth, up from ◊72 million in 2016.
The current supply (pictured above) is about ◊10 million more than Vitalik Buterin, ethereum’s co-founder, estimated would be reached in 2025.
Even for the yer 5000, Buterin said in 2017 that ethereum’s supply would reach only ◊103,862,556.
That’s missing the mark by quite a bit, with Buterin back then stating “in the foreseeable future, the supply will not go far above 100 million.”
航空航天巨头波音公司已加入面向企业的公共区块链网络Hedera Hashgraph的管理委员会，成为其第10个成员。其他成员包括金融服务提供商FIS Global、Tata Communications、Nomura Holdings和IBM等公司。
Aerospace giant Boeing has joined the governing council for Hedera Hashgraph, a blockchain-like network for enterprises, CoinDesk has learned.
The Chicago-based aircraft and satellite manufacturer became the 10th member of Hedera’s governing council Thursday, joining the likes of financial services provider FIS Global, Tata Communications, Nomura Holdings and IBM.
Each member of the council runs its own node operating the hashgraph, and when the network’s open access launch takes place next month, these companies will also be able to use the Hedera Consensus Service, allowing members to plug private networks into the public network to take advantage of its transaction ordering system.
Hedera also claims that its distributed ledger technology can facilitate micropayments and distributed file storage and support smart contracts.
Hedera announced earlier on Thursday that it would begin distributing its HBAR Tokens, a process that is expected to take 15 years. The company raised $124 million through three rounds of funding using a simple agreement for future tOKens (SAFT) framework. Roughly 1,000 participants in the SAFT rounds will receive the first distribution of HBAR tokens.
Stablecoins with a clear governance framework may be hampered by the uncertainty of the lack of regulation, according to the European Central Bank (ECB).
Four major types of stablecoins outlined
On Aug. 29, the ECB released a new paper devoted to stablecoins, which it describes as digital units of value that are not a form of any specific currency but rather rely on a set of stabilization tools in order to minimize fluctuations in their price.
The ECB’s paper is called “In search for stability in crypto-assets: are stablecoins the solution?” and proposes a classification of stablecoins based on different key concepts used to keep their value stable. Specifically, the ECB outlined four major types of stablecoins including those specified as tokenized funds, off-chain collateralized stablecoins, on-chain collateralized stablecoins and algorithmic stablecoins.
54 stablecoins totally $4.8 billion in July 2019
According to the ECB’s data, there are at least 54 existing stablecoin projects, with 24 of them being operational. The total market capitalization of stablecoin initiatives almost tripled from €1.5 billion ($1.7 billion) in January 2018 to over €4.3 billion ($4.8 billion) in July 2019, while the average volume of stablecoin transactions was €13.5 billion per month within the period between January and July 2019.
“I talk to cool hip tech brands who are spending all this money on marketing right now,” says BitPay Chief Commercial Officer Sonny Singh. “All they have to do is accept bitcoin to get new customers. The whole crypto community, which has been valued as high as $800 Billion, would know about these brands. [They] would probably be doing about 5-10% of their online sales in bitcoin. And of that 5-10%, nearly 60% of those customers will be first-time customers.”
Sonny Singh, Chief Commercial Officer, BitPay
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Singh believes Bitcoin is the least expensive way for brands to acquire new customers quickly.
“Yet, cool hip tech brands are the ones not doing it,” he says. “It boggles my mind when I talk to these mid-tier brands and they don’t even know about [bitcoin]. These are cool tech kids that are running these companies, backed by VCs. And they don’t even understand how Bitcoin works?”
美国证券交易委员会宣布对Bitqyck Inc.及其创始人提起诉讼，指控其涉嫌通过发行证券欺骗投资者，并经营一家未经注册的交易所。据悉，Bitqyck和创始人Bruce Bise及Sam Mendez通过创建并出售数字资产Bitqy和BitqyM从超过13000名投资者筹集了超过1300万美元。投资者据称可通过向Bitqyck推荐新投资者获得450万美元，但共失去了向Bitqyck投资的三分之二以上的资金。
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced pressing charges against Bitqyck Inc. and its founders for defrauding investors in securities offerings of two digital assets and operating an unregistered exchange. Quoting the official statement,
“Bitqyck and founders Bruce Bise and Sam Mendez created and sold Bitqy and BitqyM (tokens) in unregistered securities offerings to more than 13,000 investors, raising more than $13 million.”
It also alleged that while investors received $4.5 million for referring new investors to Bitqyck, the deal resulted in a collective loss of more than two-thirds of their investment in the company. The complaint was initially based regarding the duo, Bise and Mendez, “misrepresenting QyckDeals, a daily deals platform using Bitqy, as a global online marketplace, and falsely claiming that each Bitqy token provided fractional shares of Bitqyck stock through a “smart contract”.”
Adding to the preceding charges, the founders were also alleged to have illegally operated TradeBQ, an unregistered national security exchange offering trading in a single security, Bitqy. SEC Director (Fort Worth), David Peavler also commented on the matter,
“We allege that the defendants took advantage of investors’ appetite for these investments and fraudulently raised millions of dollars by lying about their business.”
As a repercussion, Bitqyck consented to pay a total of $8,375,617, while Bise and Mendez consented to pay $890,254 and $850,022, respectively.
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