Affected by the epidemic, people’s interest in smart contracts and other products has increased
The coronavirus epidemic has made working from home a new normal, and it has also spawned the need for digital solutions. According to companies in the token space, this digital advancement may be a long-term positive factor. People’s interest in certain products has increased, such as smart contracts and fixed asset tokenized funds.
Monitoring data provided by British security firm Digital Shadows shows that in the past three months, the content of the dark web related to new coronary pneumonia has increased by 738%. Dozens of merchants are selling masks on the Empire Market, the dark web market. Statistics show that the highest-selling business has sold 8,000 masks. In addition, there is even a mask shop “MASK SHOP (mask shop)” on the dark web. Currently, there are two masks on the mask store, under the brands Farstar and 3M. Among them, the price of Farstar is 10 89 euros, which is equivalent to 68 yuan; the price of 3M is 10 79 euros, which is equal to 61 yuan. The seller does not accept Euro transfers, only Bitcoin payments. In addition to masks, there are also people selling new coronary pneumonia testing reagents on the dark web market DarkMarket. The total price of 25 test reagents is 430 US dollars, which is equal to 17.2 US dollars (120 yuan), which supports Bitcoin and Monero payments.
In addition, in a dark web market, someone claimed to have developed a vaccine against the new coronavirus. A seller selling the “new coronavirus vaccine” said that the vaccine was developed by Israel and is expected to be released in a few days. The 10 vaccines are priced at $ 99 and can be shipped worldwide, and only support Bitcoin payment. It was even announced that a special antidote for new coronary pneumonia has been developed.
Europe and the United States are working on a decentralized privacy protection new crown virus tracking solution
Last weekend, Google and Apple announced a large-scale cooperation. In the coming months, they will update the operating system to identify the new coronavirus carriers. When the user’s Bluetooth is connected to other devices nearby, the system records who the person is in contact with. According to previous news, the “Pan-European Proximity Surveillance Based on Privacy Protection (PEPP-PT)”, composed of more than 130 research institutions from 8 countries, is compiling various contact tracking proposals, including support from 25 academic researchers The decentralized privacy protection proximity tracking (DP-3T) initiative. They believe that PEPP-PT can provide a model for protecting privacy when conducting necessary disease surveillance.
Claudia Diaz, associate professor and researcher at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, the highest university in Belgium, commented: “This system is very good because it does not leak (privacy) and it is difficult to extract any meaningful information from visible information Information, because there are only some random keys, no one can understand, unless you interact with me. “Note: Nym is an open source, decentralized, license-free agreement.
The problems to be solved by the US contact tracking system include how to keep the user’s Bluetooth ID truly anonymous, and how to ensure that the Bluetooth data is uploaded to the server, thereby forming a decentralized and open system method.
Net inflow of BTC funds exceeds USD 10 million in the past 2 hours
From 8 am to 10 am (2 hours), the top three in terms of net capital inflow are: BTC (+1098.05 million US dollars), ETH (+623.93 million US dollars), EOS (+189.69 million US dollars); the top three of net capital outflows are respectively : XRP (-96.05 million US dollars), LTC (-82.14 million US dollars), TRUE (-31.43 million US dollars).
Tether added 120 million USDT in printing money in the past week
Tokenview stablecoin data monitoring. As of 9 o’clock today, Tether added 120 million USDT in printing money in the past week, down 77.79% month-on-month. Through Tether Treasury, 107 million USDT was newly issued, a decrease of 64.77% from the previous month; Treasury’s address balance remains 270 million USDT, which has not yet been issued. Of the USDT issued, 19.02 million USDT flowed into 4 exchanges including Binance and Huobi.
15 million USDT transferred from Tether Treasury wallet, valued at 15.084 million USD
WhaleAlert data shows that at 09:56 on April 14th, Beijing time, 15 million USDTs were transferred from the Tether Treasury wallet to the address starting with 0x0c77. At the current price, the value is about 1.5084 million US dollars. The transaction hash is: 0xdd97d7366e38b8dcb9e83a581c78752587ddd0493d58b0dcec269e63bbc14c
15 million USDT transferred from Tether Treasury wallet, valued at 15.058 million USD
WhaleAlert data shows that at 09:57 on April 14th, Beijing time, 15 million USDTs were transferred from the Tether Treasury wallet to the address starting with 0x8bb0. At the current price, the value is about $ 15.058 million. The transaction hash is: 0xa04741346ef967bca0b3fbde38edb64f8422dd9a73826ff6bdc659c80ead6753
BTC is suitable as a risk asset rather than a value store
According to a report by SFOX Research, BTC is very suitable for the role of risky assets. In the past month, the price of BTC has fallen by 13.14%, and as of April 8, BSV had the least loss (-0.61%). The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 4.35% month-on-month; gold rose 0.55% month-on-month. As a financial asset, BTC has similar characteristics as risk assets, rather than the value storage (SoV) as advocated by Bitcoin minimalists.