Arthur Stolk of Bitcoin fund Icoinic: „We will have a 125% return in 2020“.

In this Hup Bitcoin podcast Arthur Stolk, founder of the Dutch Bitcoin – and crypto fund Icoinic, will be the guest. For them, 2020 is the year of the breakthrough. Stolk: „We are outperforming right now.“

Bitcoin fund Icoinic

The meeting was prompted by the merger between Icoinic and Cyber Capital, also in the Netherlands. The new merger name is Icoinic Capital, but they will keep the existing funds.

Cyber Capital is known for ideological reasons for having a fund without Bitcoin.

It is a cautious signal that the Dutch Bitcoin Trend App market is consolidating. At the end of last year, for example, it took over the smaller fund Synnofin from Deventer.

The Icoinic model in a nutshell: anyone who wants to trade in cryptocurrency from EUR 100 000 is welcome. They have developed an algorithm, with which they do on average between 10,000 and 30,000 trades a day on international crypto exchanges, but also at AMDAX in Amsterdam.

„On average we are only 8 seconds in a trade“.

– ARTHUR STOLK, FOUNDER ICOINIC CAPITAL

Icoinic manages EUR 13 million of assets, mainly of high net worth individuals from the Netherlands and Europe.

„We started the fund in February 2018. a bad time because the market just collapsed. However, the hype was short-lived and we were able to attract clients. In the bearmarket of 2018, we still beat the market with an 11% return.“

In 2019 we got new clients who had made a loss in 2018, a year that we closed with 25%. But in 2020 we see a new group that wants to diversify their portfolio. The narrative is always: a hedge against the financial system, but I have never heard that said.

In 2020, the algorithmic fund is working on its best year with a return of around 125% so far.

Regulation

As is well known, stock exchanges and brokers are supervised by De Nederlandsche Bank. This is regulated differently for investment funds. These are registered with the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive.

This means that these funds are exempt from operating without a licence for the time being. At the same time, the European Commission wants to legalise digital assets. To this end, earlier this year they published the legislative proposal ‚Regulation on Markets in Crypto Assets‘ (MiCA).

A good development, according to Stolk.

„It simply creates clarity in our market. Companies then know which rules they have to comply with. It covers all types of digital assets. They also deliberately call it assets and not currencies. They see Bitcoin as an asset.“

Icoinic itself has the necessary procedures to prevent unnecessary risks. For example, they assign a certain risk score to each stock exchange. They trade on platforms such as Coinbase, Kraken, Bitstamp and Bittrex.

„But Binance and OKEx’s risk score is such that no activities take place there. We simply cannot find out who the owners are and where the funds come from“.

This episode was made possible by: Knaking, Bitcoin Master, Coinmotion and Probit. Interview by Wessel Simons.

Mijnwerkers beginnen met het lossen van etherische bedrijven terwijl het ondermaats blijft presteren bij BTC

Ethereum heeft de afgelopen dagen en weken zwaar onderpresteren op Bitcoin, met de op één na grootste cryptokapitalisatie door de marktkapitalisatie die momenteel ver onder de jaarlijkse hoogtepunten ligt.

Ondertussen handelt de prijs van Bitcoin momenteel tegen de hoogste prijs in ruim een jaar, waarbij stieren strijden om het $13.800 niveau te doorbreken en de crypto naar een nieuw hoogtepunt na 2017 te brengen.

De huidige kracht heeft slechts een lichte wind in de rug gecreëerd voor ETH en andere grote altcoins, waarbij investeerders zich momenteel volledig richten op de cryptocijfers van de benchmark.

Veel analisten hebben gespeculeerd dat er op een bepaald moment een rotatie van kapitaal zal zijn, weg van BTC en in altcoins zoals Ethereum, maar het blijft onduidelijk hoe hoog het kan klimmen voordat dit plaatsvindt.

Een van de redenen waarom het ethereum op dit moment ondermaats zou kunnen presteren ten opzichte van zijn grotere tegenhanger is te wijten aan een enkele trend op de keten.

Een analytisch platform merkte in een recente tweet op dat etherische mijnwerkers hun ETH-holdings snel hebben verkocht, wat de reden zou kunnen zijn waarom het sterk achterblijft bij Bitcoin.

Ethereum heeft moeite om het momentum van Bitcoin te evenaren

Ethereum zweeft al een paar dagen binnen de regio van de lagere $400 terwijl Bitcoin langzaam hoger blijft duwen.

Gisteren stuurde een scherpe verkoop van Ethereum door BTC naar een dieptepunt van $380, maar de koopdruk in dit gebied liet stieren toe om snel terug te keren naar de neerwaartse trend en het weer omhoog te laten schommelen na $400.

De ether moet nog ruwweg 20 percenten beklimmen alvorens zijn 2020 hoogtepunten van $490 te bereiken die bij de piek van de DeFi hypecyclus werden geplaatst.

Tenzij Fase 0 van ETH 2.0 binnenkort wordt vrijgegeven, blijft het onduidelijk wat elke verschuiving in zijn afnemende impuls kon katalyseren.

ETH mijnwerkers beginnen te ontladen bedrijven als technische sterkte degradeert

Een van de redenen waarom Ethereum ondermaats presteert is het feit dat mijnwerkers de afgelopen dagen hun bedrijf hebben gelost.

Analyticsplatform Santiment sprak hierover in een recente tweet en legde uit dat de mijnbouwbalans van Ethereum de afgelopen dagen snel is gedaald.

„De mijnwerkers van het ethereum hebben gedumpt, en het lijkt erop dat de toegenomen activiteit op de keten en de handelaar FOMO de afgelopen week is vertraagd.

Totdat de mijnwerkers stoppen met het lossen van hun balansen, kan Ethereum achterblijven bij de benchmark-cryptocurrency.

Dit zou verstrekkende gevolgen kunnen hebben voor de geaggregeerde markt, aangezien de meeste grote altermunten de laatste tijd de leiding nemen over Ethereum. Totdat ETH wat aan dynamiek kan winnen, zullen andere altmunten waarschijnlijk stagneren.

Het etherische element, dat op dit moment op nummer 2 staat, is de afgelopen 24 uur met 4,25% gestegen. ETH heeft een markt GLB van $45.89B met een 24 uurvolume van $13.63B.

Famous people congratulate Bitcoin for 12 years of paper

Blockchain security company campaign recruited the famous ones who sent their messages about digital currency.

A company launched an unusual campaign to celebrate an important date in the history of Bitcoin. With nine famous people congratulating Crypto Code Halborn Security leaves its tribute to the world’s main cryptomeda.

Bitcoin is in fact celebrated on two different dates every year. This is because one of the dates that the currency receives tribute is related to the launch of the network on the internet.

The other date that receives the community’s attention is related to the launch of the article that explains Bitcoin’s technological fundamentals. In other words, these would be the main „commemorative dates“ of the coin today, among others that have gained prominence over the years, such as pizza day, for example.

In 2020, the year has been special for Bitcoin, in market adoption mainly.

With the arrival of the 12th anniversary of the Bitcoin whitepaper, nine famous people congratulate the digital currency

There are more than 5,000 cryptomyces in the world today, but none of them compare to Bitcoin even today. Considered the first native currency of the internet, Bitcoin is also the safest of all.

In addition, Bitcoin is the most valuable and with the largest community of enthusiasts and developers of all. However, it all started with a movement in web hackers forums.

That’s because on October 31st, 2008 the creator of Bitcoin, using Satoshi Nakamoto’s codename, published a technical article with the fundamentals of currency. The proposal was clear to bring to the world a new government free currency, that is, decentralized.

Moreover, with the inviolable security of Satoshi’s cryptography, he sought guarantees of a currency that would work through the Internet, from anywhere in the world.

This publication attracted other advanced developers to the project, like Hal Finey. After the publication of the article, Satoshi dedicated himself to the code implementation of his ambitious project. About two months later, Bitcoin was finally released, on January 3rd, 2009.

To remember about the important event, the company Halborn Security invited some famous people to congratulate Bitcoin.
Charlie Sheen congratulated Bitcoin and Satoshi Nakamoto, actor of the program „Dois Homens e Meio“.

For the advertising campaign, Halborn invited nine famous people to comment on Bitcoin. That’s them: David Hasselhoff, Charlie Sheen, Gilbert Gottfried, RZA, Carole Baskin, Hassan Johnson, Doug Benson, Soulja Boy and Charlamagne tha God.

One of those who congratulated Bitcoin for the brand hit, Charlie Sheen said he doesn’t have Bitcoin yet. However, he made it clear that as soon as possible he will have his first coins. Nevertheless, Charlie stated that Satoshi has brought progress to the world with Bitcoin.

„I don’t know much about Bitcoin, but I know that it turned out to be a game. So, for you Satoshi Nakamoto, congratulations, you showed them that you had another way, a better way. You led and others followed, so you should be proud for Bitcoin’s 12th birthday. Congratulations Bitcoin, see you at the 13th“, stated Charlie Sheen