On November 26, 2017, a news came out about a former SpaceX employee claiming that Elon Musk was “presumably” Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin. Bitcoin was established in 2008 and claimed under the pseudonym “Satoshi Nakamoto”, the rumored holder of more than one million Bitcoins.
The secret of Satoshi has been a hotly debated issue in the digital currency world, with entrepreneurs regularly claiming and denying responsibility. Many individuals jumped at the opportunity to get a reaction out of Musk, with very little success on the first day.
In under 48 hours, the news reached Musk, who swung to Twitter to expose the claims in true Musk way:
“Not true. A friend sent me part of a BTC a few years, but I don’t know where it is.”
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The gossip started from this Medium post from Sahil Gupta, a student at Yale University and former intern at SpaceX. Gupta’s post was widely covered over media, bringing together a blend of supportive and skeptical responses. Normally, the dominant part of reactions was doubtful:
“Obviously, and on the 7th-day Musk rested.” – Phil Thompson
“Musk is a serial self-promoter. Had he come up with anything 1/1000 are groundbreaking we’d have known about it.” – Frayed_Knot
“I will debunk this right now. There is no way Elon Musk is Satoshi. He would never create a currency system that uses so much energy. One bitcoin transaction uses the amount of power an entire home uses in a full week. No way would he impact the environment like this.” – Adam W.
“Yes and no doubt one of his P.R. companies facilitated this article.” – Dave
The last comment can be easily exposed. Yes, Musk is capable of many things, but it is safe to say that he didn’t create Bitcoin.
With Musk’s latest response, the secret of Satoshi lives on and stays to be one of the best mysteries in the crypto world.
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Ranked as the 13th best digital currency, Monero recently became part of the crypto jacking stir. In a recent uproar of these growing cases in the cyber world, Coin hive was being implemented for the unauthorized mining of the Monero cryptocurrency.
In a recent report by the cybersecurity researcher, Troy Mursch explains in detail how this malware hacked nearly 400 web pages in no more than 3 months. These web pages included a lot of government and educational sites as well.
The term, crypto jacking has been in circulation for quite some time now. The hacker or the group of hackers uses the victims or the visitors’ processing and the computing power to mine the cryptocurrencies without their consent. The hackers scramble and steal the data and information from the users’ web-based applications. They would then manipulate victims to pay them any digital coins for the decryption of the data.
Crypto jacking is seriously affecting many websites and object them to mine cryptocurrencies according to the hackers need.
Coinhive- The Crypto Jacker?
On its own, Coinhive is not malicious, but when encrypted and compromised with a ‘crypto jacking’ code, it forces the system to mine Monero without the knowledge of the target. UNICEF runs the same malware to raise funds for their work. But they use it with the consent and knowledge of their users. Which is definitely the right way to use the malware for which it was created.
There are a number of web pages using the same method and process to offer users to donate their system power to mine cryptocurrencies. The process is only performed with the consent and permission of the users. Projects like Bail Bloc and Salon are offering to mine these coins but just with the consent of the operators.
Affected by Coinhive
In an official statement, Troy Mursch has extensively mentioned a list of all the web pages that were affected by the malware so that all the users and visitors can be fully aware of the subject. Among these nearly 400 above websites included,
- San Diego Zoo
- The Government of Chihuahua, Mexico
- The National Labor Relations Board
- A U.S Federal Agency
- The City of Marion, Ohio
- The University of Aleppo
- The Ringling College of Art and Design
- UCLA’s webpage for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program, and many more in the list of this 400.
With this detection of extensive, without the consent mining of these Monero (XMR) cryptocurrencies, it is hoped in the future that these practices could be detained. Coinhive is just an application like many others. It is just misused and wrongfully being implemented and practiced by the hackers.
Subsiding this dilemma, there has been an extensive negative dropping of Monero in its already established and flourished market. The reasons and causes still remain undetectable.
The Market Affect
With the slight rise in the market, all the majority of the digital world is floating in the red zones. Still not being able to maintain the pace with the Dollar. Monero XRM has been no different than the trend. Keeping the flow awaken, XRM shows a trivial downfall recently.
Despite its top 20 peers, XRM has been seen floating little weak during the month. For a period of a month, it just managed to collect a rise of 32%.
On a collective period of two months, there has been a collective drop down of -15% of the currency. Despite the reckoning, its top 20 peers still managed to rise gradually with the Dollar.
Keeping eyes on the occurring trends, Monero is facing the same dip for the current week too, continuing the same flow up to -7%.
With its fall of -3% against the dollar collectively, the currency has fallen seemingly for -1.37% against the Bitcoin.
After hitting its record price of $490 per unit against the dollar in January 2018, Monero is being traded at $222.68 currently.
Now a day, bitcoin is at the top of the cryptocurrency’s list. Accordingly, bitcoin gained fame only in 9 years, read on to find out more about what bitcoin is worth today.
According to the first investor in Snapchat Jeremy Liew and Peter Smith co-founder of the blockchain, Bitcoin is not going to leave its strength. They estimated that the Bitcoin will hit $500,000 by the year of 2030.
All the settlements of the bitcoin move from country to country. World Bank shows the gross product data of last 15 years is 0.76%. Foreigner sends money back to their home. According to the Peter and Liew’s reviews, they found the expensive alternative in form of the Bitcoin. In that scenario, we can say that with the awareness of the bitcoin, its percentage of the settlement also increases day by day.
According to the both, bitcoin popularity increases in US, UK and in developing countries. They said, at the consuming and investment level, bitcoin liquidity, its uncertainty, easy ways of transfer making it more flexible and impressive. This is the huge possibility that bitcoin’s market outperformance will make the bitcoin a strong competitor.
Peter and Liew said that next years will the time of smartphones. Because noncash transactions will move from 15% to 30%. right now, penetration of the smartphone is 63% which may increase to 78% (63+15), or 93% (63+30). And, this is the expectation that users of the mobile will expand to 1 billion by 2020. GSMA reported that 90% users of this technology are from developing countries. In addition, this makes the easy approach to everything. Everyone has the bank in his pocket, which provide an enhancement to the bitcoin. Accordingly, 50% of the all noncash transactions could be accounted by the bitcoin.
Basic model drivers are as follow;
- bitcoin price in 2017 is $2809.77
- bitcoin supply by 2030 will be 20 million
- 2030’s value and the user of the bitcoin will up to $500,000 and 400 million. Whereas, a value is calculated by taking $10 million market cap and dividing it by 20 million bitcoins (amount of fixed supply of Bitcoin).
- Market cap of Bitcoin 2030 year is calculated by multiplying the number of the bitcoin holder with its average value.
- market cap of the bitcoin is $16.4 billion, means each user contain $2,515 worth of bitcoin. Accordingly, it will be increased to the $ 25,000.
- Bitcoin users increase from 120,000 to 6.5 million in 2017. It could be the beginning, means growth would be 400 million in 2030.
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These above are the rough estimation for the year of 2030. Now a day, China plays and important role in bitcoin technology. which means bitcoin is nearly 100% responsible for trading in bitcoin. However, three well-reputed exchanges announce the fee of 0.2% fee on each transaction.
According to the Smith, Bitcoin is at its beginning stage. He says, “The SEC’s ruling wasn’t a surprise to us,”. In addition, he gets that sort of approval. He includes, bitcoin is too much easy to use, whether it is buying or selling process. And, also getting mature in assets sense. We will examine the development of the bitcoin.
Countries are still at the strife stage. As bitcoin didn’t get regulatory approval in the US. Whereas, in Japan, cryptocurrency is legal payment.
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According to a Bloomberg report, CEO of Square Inc. and Twitter, Jack Dorsey, expressed sanguinity about the role of cryptocurrency in the future. Dorsey said:
“The internet deserves a native currency — it will have a native currency.”
On Wednesday, Dorsey shared the idea of cryptocurrency enthusiasts — at the Consensus conference and cited virtual currencies as the future of a legitimate way of global crypto payment. He also said, he doesn’t know whether it is going to be Bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency though he said:
“I hope it will be.” He also added:
“This technology is a fundamental shift in our world and can have so many positive outcomes. We have to do the work to educate regulators and educate the SEC why this technology is important.”
A developer of payment and financial services solution, Square, permitted traders to accept Bitcoin in 2014. It made the availability of Bitcoin trading for almost each and every user of its Cash App. Everyone at Square doesn’t share the same enthusiasm as Dorsey, though he said, it was quite combative to move in the company. He also added, there are still many discussions and arguments over this topic, but according to Dorsey, many of the board of directors of the company are also robust to the idea of cryptocurrencies — crypto payment system.
Square reported low profits at the beginning of May — in the first quarter for the trading of Bitcoin, which amounted to only $200,000. The trading of Bitcoin made a 5% revenue overall, which was almost $34.1 million, and $33.9 million has been spent by the company in order to purchase tokens.
The recent speech of Dorsey reiterates his previous comments that the leading cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, is going to become the single currency of the world within a decade.
“The world ultimately will have a single currency; the Internet will have a single currency. I personally believe that it will be Bitcoin.”
At this time, Bitcoin seems to be sluggish and inflated, which makes it even more hard to use as a medium of exchange. Future on Bitcoin — Dorsey also added:
“As more and more people have it, those things go away