Bitcoin.org site goes off the air after suffering DDoS attack

Cobra, the site administrator made a post on Twitter announcing that the site was being attacked.

Bitcoin.org was attacked today and was off the air for a few hours.

The domain that was registered by Satoshi Nakamoto, creator of Bitcoin, went offline for visitors this Saturday morning. The Bitcoin network did not suffer any attacks.

The site is known to be one of the biggest sources of information about Bitcoin. It is there that the most updated Bitcoin Core software can be downloaded. The attack has been mitigated and the address can already be accessed normally.

The site suffered a denial of service (DDoS) attack; the aim of the attackers, therefore, was to take the site off the air, so visitors would have to seek another source of information.

Generally this type of attack is done by competitors.

In this specific case, the biggest beneficiary of the site bitcoin.org going off the air would be Bitcoin.com, site managed by Roger Ver, creator of Bitcoin Cash.

The first result by the term „Bitcoin“ in Google is Bitcoin.org, with it off the air, Google would naturally put another one in front, because the search engine always removes outdated content and off the air, the time usually varies from 2 hours to 48 hours, the longer the site is off the air, the longer it also takes to return to the first position.

This way, Bitcoin.com would be extremely happy, since Bitcoin is on the rise and people are looking for the active.

Unfortunately this would be bad, since Bitcoin.com does not promote the original Bitcoin, but a cheap copy of Bitcoin. Several people have already bought Bitcoin Cash cheated by the site. Imagine buying a Bitcoin thinking it is the original Bitcoin (which today is worth $ 24 thousand) and then discovering that you have bought a copy that is worth $ 300.

Cobra, the administrator of the site made a post on Twitter announcing that the site was being attacked. According to tuite, the attack was big and whoever is behind it is really determined to get it.

It is not possible to know who is behind the attack, so all the administrators can do is identify some pattern and mitigate.

Generally DDoS attacks use a BOTNET and distribute the attack around the world, the cost can vary depending on the intensity of the attack, type and duration, the price can be from $100 to $3,000 per hour.

In other words, whoever finances an attack against a site usually has some higher goal than „just knock down“. After all, no one will go out there burning money just to put a website offline.

The attack, therefore, can be orchestrated by someone (person or company) who wants to be on Google first.

Influencer appeals to US government: don’t auction seized Bitcoins

Pierre Rochard has made an „urgent“ appeal to lawmakers to create a strategic reserve and deposit the Bitcoins seized by law enforcement there

Bitcoin (BTC) influencer Pierre Rochard has called on US lawmakers to prevent more than $1.6 billion worth of seized Bitcoins from being auctioned, proposing instead that the confiscated coins be placed in a „strategic reserve“.

Rochard, a Bitcoin maximalist who recently kicked up a fuss by talking about the total supply of Ether (ETH), would like the authorities to draft and pass a bill to amend the Judiciary Act of 1789, which would allow the US Marshals Service to hold any Bitcoin it receives.

In a post on his blog on 16 December, Rochard expressed his opposition to the auctioning of 69,370 Bitcoins seized by the IRS in November from an alleged Silk Road hacker, noting that the US Attorney’s Office has filed a civil complaint over the confiscation of the BTCs.

Speaking to Cointelegraph, Rochard stressed the „urgent“ need to update the legislation, as he expects the U.S. Marshals Service to win the case and thus auction off Bitcoins „within the next six months.“ In his view, „we need to get this law passed very quickly so that we can stop the auction“.

In his blog, Rochard pointed out, that in the 2014-2015 period, some auctions for more than 144,000 Bitcoins yielded only $122 million, while the same cryptos would have yielded the government more than $3.32 billion today:

„In my view, the rapid auctioning of the seized Bitcoins was a mistake in hindsight.“
Although the coins seized in November are now worth $1.6 billion, Rochard suggests that the US could make more money by holding these Bitcoins for a longer period, urging lawmakers to allow „Congress time to deliberate on the disposition of this unique asset.“

„The Federal Reserve can create an infinite amount of US dollars, i.e., the proceeds of the auction. Bitcoins cannot be created out of thin air and there is a limited amount of them. […] A large strategic reserve of Bitcoins could be crucial to our national security.“
Rochard, moreover, predicted that Bitcoin will soon play a „crucial“ role in the treasuries of national governments, predicting that „in the next decade we will see governments develop large sovereign wealth funds denominated in Bitcoin“.

The influencer concluded:

„If the United States wants to maintain its leadership, both financially and in science and technology, then we should develop a Bitcoin reserve fund at the federal level. At first, we could put seized coins into this fund, but then as we move forward, it would be nice to add others as well.“

TA: Bitcoin Settles über $19K, Warum BTC könnte $19.5K brechen diese Zeit

Der Bitcoin-Preis handelt in einer positiven Zone oberhalb der $19.000-Zone gegenüber dem US Dollar. BTC durchbrach ein wichtiges zinsbullisches Muster, was auf hohe Chancen für weitere Aufwärtsbewegungen über $19.500 hindeutet.

  • Bitcoin handelt in einer positiven Zone oberhalb der Widerstandsniveaus von $18.800 und $19.000.
  • Der Preis handelt jetzt deutlich über der 19.000 $-Marke und dem einfachen gleitenden 100-Stunden-Durchschnitt.
  • Auf dem Stunden-Chart des BTC/USD-Paares (Daten-Feed von Kraken) ist ein Durchbruch über ein wichtiges kontrahierendes Dreieck mit einem Widerstand bei $19.150 zu erkennen.
  • Es ist wahrscheinlich, dass das Paar in naher Zukunft weiter über das wichtige Widerstandsniveau von $19.500 steigt.

Der Bitcoin-Preis zeigt bullische Anzeichen

Nachdem der Bitcoin Future eine starke Unterstützung bei $17.600 gebildet hatte, begann er einen stetigen Anstieg. BTC übertraf viele wichtige Hürden in der Nähe der $18.000 und $18.500 und bewegte sich in eine zinsbullische Zone.

Die jüngste Aufwärtsbewegung verlief so, dass der Preis über den Widerstand von 19.000 $ und den einfachen gleitenden 100-Stunden-Durchschnitt kletterte. Darüber hinaus gab es einen Durchbruch über ein wichtiges kontrahierendes Dreieck mit einem Widerstand bei $19.150 auf dem Stunden-Chart des BTC/USD-Paares.

Der Bitcoin-Preis handelt nun über dem 50% Fib-Retracement-Level der jüngsten Abwärtskorrektur vom Hoch bei $19.433 bis zum Tief bei $18.959. Er zeigt viele positive Zeichen oberhalb der $19.150 und $19.200 Niveaus.

Ein unmittelbarer Widerstand befindet sich in der Nähe der 19.320 $-Marke oder dem 76,4% Fib-Retracement-Level der jüngsten Abwärtskorrektur vom Hoch bei 19.433 $ bis zum Tief bei 18.959 $. Ein Ausbruch über 19.320 $ könnte die Türen für weitere Aufwärtsbewegungen über das Hoch bei 19.433 $ öffnen.

Im genannten Fall bestehen hohe Chancen für eine starke Aufwärtsbewegung über den Widerstand bei 19.500 $. Der nächste wichtige Widerstand liegt in der Nähe der 19.800 $-Marke, gefolgt von der 20.000 $-Marke.

Werden Abwärtsbewegungen in BTC unterstützt?

Wenn bitcoin eine kurzfristige Abwärtskorrektur beginnt, könnte er Unterstützung in der Nähe des Niveaus von $19.200 oder der gebrochenen Dreiecks-Trendlinie finden. Die erste wichtige Unterstützung befindet sich in der Nähe des Niveaus von $19.150.

Die Hauptunterstützung bildet sich nun in der Nähe der 19.000 $-Marke. Ein richtiger Tagesschlusskurs unterhalb der 19.000 $-Marke könnte den Preis kurzfristig in Richtung der 18.500 $-Unterstützung führen.

Technische Indikatoren:

MACD auf dem Stunden-Chart – Der MACD gewinnt langsam an Fahrt in der zinsbullischen Zone.

Stündlicher RSI (Relative Strength Index) – Der RSI für BTC/USD liegt derzeit deutlich über der 50-Marke.

Wichtige Unterstützungslevels – $19.150, gefolgt von $19.000.

Wichtige Widerstandsniveaus – $19.320, $19.500 und $19.800.

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Solo 3,4 milioni di bitcoin rimasti per gli acquirenti come prezzo doppio dalla metà

Il terzo blocco di Bitcoin è venuto e se n’è andato senza un crollo del mercato come l’ultima volta, e in effetti ha fatto molto bene allo spazio di criptaggio. Il prezzo del Bitcoin Pro è più che raddoppiato dall’evento del dimezzamento, guadagnando circa il 110% in valore.

L’11 maggio 2020, la BTC si stava ancora riprendendo dal crollo del mercato indotto dal COVID, scambiando a 8.566 dollari, ma ora sta testando i 18.000 dollari al momento della scrittura.

Solo 3,4 milioni di BTC in circolazione

Chainalysis ha pubblicato un rapporto il 19 novembre 2020. Questo rapporto ha mostrato che il flusso di scambio e il livello di liquidità hanno subito un enorme cambiamento da quando si è verificato l’evento del dimezzamento.

Nel rapporto, l’azienda identifica due tipi di portafogli che contengono Bitcoin: liquidi e illiquidi. I conti liquidi sono classificati come portafogli che inviano il 25% o più dei loro Bitcoin ricevuti e sono considerati portafogli per i trader. Quelli illiquidi, detenuti dagli investitori, si trovano nell’altro campo, utilizzando meno del 25% delle loro partecipazioni in Bitcoin.

I dati di Chainalysis chiariscono che il Bitcoin ha visto un calo dell’offerta per i nuovi investitori a guadagnare all’inizio di quest’anno, con il Bitcoin illiquido che a sua volta ha visto un aumento drammatico. Secondo le stime della società di analisi, solo 3,4 milioni di Bitcoin potrebbero essere liquidi, mentre il resto potrebbe essere detenuto in investimenti a lungo termine, e alcuni potrebbero essere persi per sempre.

Giocatori Istituzionali Accaparramento di BTC

L’azienda attribuisce la colpa di questo livello di liquidità di Bitcoin così basso alle spalle degli investitori istituzionali, che hanno accumulato Bitcoin all’ingrosso per tutto il 2020.

Chainalysis ha messo in evidenza i molti grandi nomi che il 2020 ha visto entrare in Bitcoin: Paul Tudor Jones, il gestore di hedge fund dei pesi massimi, Square, e molte altre istituzioni e società finanziarie tradizionali. Jones si è spinto fino a confrontare gli attuali investimenti Bitcoin con i primi investimenti in Google o Apple, con Square che ha allocato l’1% del suo patrimonio totale anche in BTC. Sembra che le istituzioni mainstream si stiano rivolgendo sempre di più a Bitcoin.

Segnali molto rialzisti in tutto il mondo

Grayscale Bitcoin Trust, un fondo cripto gestito dal gestore del fondo Grayscale, vanta un totale di oltre 500.000 Bitcoin in gestione. Il fondo stesso vanta oltre una dozzina di investitori istituzionali di alto profilo, e solo negli ultimi sei mesi si è accumulata la metà di quell’oltre 500.000 BTC, mostrando un sentimento rialzista, se mai ce ne fosse stato uno.

Anche i minatori di crypto-minerali stanno riscuotendo un enorme successo. Appena un giorno fa, Glassnode Studio ha pubblicato un rapporto sui ricavi minerari della Bitcoin. Anche i minatori della rete hanno iniziato a guadagnare più di quanto non avessero prima del dimezzamento, anche se la metà dei Bitcoin è stata premiata. I minatori hanno ottenuto il massimo delle entrate giornaliere in tutto l’anno appena un giorno prima di quel rapporto, tre volte i guadagni ottenuti subito dopo il dimezzamento.