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Falling dollar and other factors that will affect the price of bitcoin this week:

Analysts say, Bitcoin started the week with breaking the $ 11,500 resistance, but what can we expect from it in the coming days, and what will the price depend on? U.S. elections could send dollar into 2018 The Democratic victory does not bode well for one of the most important macroeconomic indicators, namely the US dollar index (DXY). On October 12, Goldman Sachs warned that Joe Biden, entering the White House, could scare the markets so badly that DXY would drop to a 2018 low. Bitcoin is showing a pronounced inverse correlation with the DXY, so the dollar index updating its lows will be a holiday…

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MARKET SIGNALS 10.13.2020

Today we will look at one debt securitiy as investment ideas for this week: Volkswagen IDEA #1: Volkswagen Against the background of Gazprom's plans to place indefinite term in the foreign market, we note that such Eurobonds are quite actively placed by companies in the real sector of the economy. For example, you can mark the "perpetual" Eurobonds of such issuers as General Electric, Electricite de France or Petroleos Mexicanos. Among our top picks in the single European currency segment is the perpetual issue of automotive giant Volkswagen AG. I must say that Volkswagen AG is a fairly active…

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Bitcoin breaks the $ 11.200 resistance level amid rising institutional investors

Analysts of the Pi Capital Union group of companies commented about what is happening on the crypto market. On the night of Saturday, October 10, the price of the first cryptocurrency broke through the resistance level previously indicated by many analysts at $ 11.200, at the moment it came close to $ 11.500. At the time of publication, Bitcoin is trading at around $ 11.200. Over the past 24 hours, BTC grew by 4.4% (+ 7.5% per week), capitalisation increased to $ 210.5 billion, which is 57.6% of the total market indicator. The impulse for the latest wave of Bitcoin price growth, as many experts…

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What is KYC and AML and why is it important to comply with them?

Financial security is number one in the activities of all organisations. And if in the case of trade in goods and services, insurance against risks is carried out by the terms of the contract, then in the case of financial technologies, the instruments of operations themselves include security measures. Alex Zask, Chief Development Officer EX Pi talks about what constitutes an anti-money laundering policy, when and why it became an important part of the security policy of Pi Capital Union companies. KYC and AML — principles of counter party / client awareness The modern world is increasingly striving…

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How to make money on OTC cryptocurrency trading?

Many market players are abandoning traditional exchanges in favor of OTC trading. Larger deals, less commission, more stable prices. But when entering this area, you need to play by special rules and be prepared for serious risks. In 1913, book publisher Arthur Elliot and financier Roger Babson founded the National Quotation Bureau (NQB). The main task of the company was to inform potential investors about the shares of companies that were not included in any exchange listing. For a long time, Elliot and Babson published a newsletter on pink paper, where they indicated the name of the company,…

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MARKET SIGNALS 10.06.2020

  INVESTMENT IDEAS Today we will look at one debt securitiy as investment ideas for this week: Turkey's senior unsecured sovereign Eurobond IDEA #1: Turkey's senior unsecured sovereign Eurobond Against the backdrop of growing global risk appetite in 2019, Turkey's senior unsecured sovereign Eurobond due in 2030 rose in price quite actively along with other EMs. However, at the peak of the sell-off that swept the global trading floors in the first decade of March 2020, the yield on the issue soared to near double digits. As the situation on the world markets stabilized by the beginning of June,…

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Bitcoin rate approached $ 11,000. What will happen next?

Analysts and experts of our group of companies Pi Capital Union, explained the growth in value of the main digital coin, and whether it will be able to overcome the key mark. On Thursday, October 1, the bitcoin rate rose to $ 10,933, over the past day, the cryptocurrency has risen in price by 1.8%. In September, the asset several times made an attempts to overcome the important level of $ 11,000, but all of them ended in vain. Bitcoin has been holding above the $ 10,000 mark for the longest number of days in history. We believe that technically nothing is currently stopping the asset from going…

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How to use your blockchain: what to choose?

Before developing your own blockchain your team should clearly understand what the blockchain is for, and what budget you can allocate for its maintenance. Blockchain design and launch have their own nuances. They can be easily overlooked when planning if you misjudge the scope and complexity of the task. Alex Zask, Chief Development Officer of EX Pi shared his experience in building infrastructure Blockchain is a tool for creating a decentralised database. This is a software that a large number of computers have access to. Such a peculiar type of accounting makes it possible to control current…

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OTC desk: how million-dollar cryptocurrency transactions are made?

Several years after the appearance of bitcoin in 2009, transactions with it took place only on the OTC market. Then centralised exchanges appeared but OTC transactions remained. Now, they are concluded on sites where users buy cryptocurrency from each other for small amounts, as well as on platforms where it is possible to purchase digital currency in the amount of $ 50,000 or more. Konstantin Kolokolov, Chief Operating Officer of EX Pi, spoke about the specifics of the operation of such sites. You can buy a large amount of cryptocurrency on a traditional centralised exchange, but it is more difficult…

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Pi Capital Union issues euro-backed stablecoin

The European group of companies Pi Capital Uunion has launched its own stablecoin in the form of an ERC20 token called EuPi, which is used in its multicurrency wallet and, in the future, on its own exchange. Each EuPi token is free from volatility and has an estimated value of € 1. “People will be able to buy our euro-backed stablecoin in order to make transactions, as well as to purchase our tokens, which are fund units. Another of our products is Co Pi and Ca Pi, and you will need EuPi to purchase it, ”said Alex Zask, CDO of the startup, in an interview. According to experts, the choice of the…

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MARKET SIGNALS 20.09.29

INVESTMENT IDEAS Today we will look at one debt securitiy as investment ideas for this week: Tinkoff IDEA #1: Tinkoff One of the few securities that gained in price last week was the only Eurobond issue Tinkoff (dollar perpetual, placed in 2017) on the news of Yandex's purchase of TCS Group for $ 5.5 billion. The Tinkoff issue is one of those Russian eternal "securities that we recommended to pay attention to some time ago. Our idea is that now that rates are at historic lows and the markets are not waiting for the dollar base rate to rise until 2023, there is ample opportunity for issuers to…

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MARKET SIGNALS 20.09.24

INVESTMENT IDEAS Today we will look at one debt security as investment idea for this week: VEB.RF IDEA #1: VEB.RF Against the background of the redemption of the sovereign issue of 750 million euros last week, we decided to pay attention to the dynamics of this segment of the Russian market. Unlike dollar securities, which have not only recovered in value in relation to their dock-like levels, but have also rewritten lows in terms of yield, the euro segment has not yet fully recovered from the consequences of the current crisis. And this despite the fact that credit spreads to underlying assets…

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MARKET SIGNALS 20.09.15

INVESTMENT IDEAS Today we will look at one debt securitiy as investment ideas for this week: Sovkombank IDEA #1: Sovkombank On September 10, 2020, Fitch Ratings changed the outlook for Sovcombank's long-term issuer default ratings (IDRs) in foreign and national currencies from negative to stable. "The revision of the forecast of the Long-term IDR reflects the weakening of the pressure on the credit profile of Sovcombank, caused by the pandemic, the fall in oil prices and, as a result, the economic downturn in Russia," - the message says. Agency analysts point out that the bank's profitability…

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Европейский союз стремится к строгому регулированию криптовалюты и стейблкоинов в новом законопроекте

Европейская комиссия, исполнительный орган ЕС, разработала правила для тщательного мониторинга криптовалют, которые она считает «важными», включая стейблкоины, обеспеченные активами, такие как Libra Facebook. Европейское новостное агентство Euractiv впервые сообщило об этом 10 сентября, сославшись на просочившийся проект на 167 страницах. Согласно отчету, регулирование будет направлено на борьбу с высокой волатильностью биткойна, а также с «рисками, создаваемыми системными рисками, такими как libra», путем создания «новой коллегии надзорных органов» с участием существующих национальных и континентальных…

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MARKET SIGNALS 20.09.08

INVESTMENT IDEAS Today we will look at one debt securitiy as investment ideas for this week: VEON Holdings B.V. IDEA #1: VEON Holdings B.V. Last week, a new placement took place in the ruble section of the Russian Eurobond market - the second issue this year was placed by VEON Holdings B.V., a subsidiary of the VEON telecommunications holding. 5-year Eurobonds for RUB 10 bln. were placed at 6.5%. Recall that in June this year the company also placed 5-year Eurobonds for 20 billion rubles with a coupon of 6.3% per annum. The sector of ruble-denominated Eurobonds is usually somewhat overshadowed…

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Craig Wright Million Bitcoin Court Hearing Postponed To 2021

Judge Beth Bloom granted a motion to extend the preliminary trial in the case of Craig Wright with the family of his former business partner Dave Kleiman. The trial was scheduled for July 6 and, after several postponements, was postponed until October 13, but will now only take place in 2021. “This case is scheduled for consideration within a two-week period starting on January 4, 2021. The calendar call will be organized on December 15, 2020, ”the decision says. The brother of the deceased Dave Ira Kleiman filed a lawsuit against Wright more than a year ago. According to the prosecution, they…

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MARKET SIGNALS 20.09.01

INVESTMENT IDEAS Today we will look at one debt securitiy as investment ideas for this week: Gazprom IDEA #1: Gazprom Last week, the list of corporate Eurobonds listed on the Moscow Exchange, denominated in euros, was supplemented by two issues of Gazprom at once - with maturities in 2024 and in 2025. Thus, the line of euro instruments available for trading with a minimum lot of 1 security in addition to the indicated above the Gazprom Eurobonds, it now includes two more issues: the VEB Eurobond maturing in February 2023 (YTM 1.3%) and the MKB issue maturing in February 2024 (YTM 3.5%). Of the…

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MARKET SIGNALS 20.08.26

INVESTMENT IDEAS Today we will look at two debt securities as investment ideas for this week: Howmet Aerospace and Petropavlovsk Plc IDEA #1: Howmet Aerospace The current reporting season is of particular interest in the light of the fact that companies are reporting data for the 2nd quarter - which turned out to be very turbulent due to the pandemic. For the American company Howmet Aerospace, the reporting for the second quarter of 2020 is doubly interesting, since this is the first quarter after its reorganization. April 1, 2020 aluminum manufacturer Arconic Inc. completed the division of its…

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Darknet Giant Empire в автономном режиме в течение 36 часов

Согласно ряду источников, один из крупнейших даркнет-рынков в мире, Empire Market не работает более 36 часов. Похоже, популярный рынок даркнета (DNM) Empire не работает уже более полутора дней, и с тех пор, как он отключился. В воскресенье, 23 августа 2020 года, форум Reddit r / darknet с его 127 000 подписчиков завален тредами и мемами о простоях Empire. На сайте darknetstats.com указано, что Empire «не работает, не работает», согласно странице статистики Empire на веб-портале. Дискуссионный форум Dread, похожий на Reddit, также заполнен людьми, обсуждающими простои Empire. В Твиттере учетная…

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Дедолларизация России и Китая приближается к «моменту прорыва»

Дедолларизация в России и Китае Как сообщила в понедельник Financial Times со ссылкой на недавние данные центрального банка России и Федеральной таможенной службы, доля доллара в торговле между Россией и Китаем составила лишь 46% расчетов в первом квартале. Это был первый раз, когда использование доллара США для расчетов по сделкам упало ниже 50%. С другой стороны, на евро приходилось 30% всех расчетов, а на национальные валюты — 24% — оба показателя являются историческими максимумами. С момента создания Бреттон-Вудской системы доллар США использовался как средство международной торговли. Однако…

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Соседи по дому Big Brother Nigeria участвуют в биткойн-викторине и получают 500 BTC в качестве награды

Восемнадцать соседей по дому нигерийской версии Большого Брата приняли участие в биткойн-викторине, где каждый участник получил биткойны на 500 долларов в качестве призовых. По сообщениям BBN согласился на этот необычный шаг, чтобы предложить своей аудитории нечто большее, чем просто развлечение. В рамках внутренних задач сегмента викторин BBN на прошлой неделе соседи по дому принимали участие в мероприятиях, проверявших их знания о криптовалютах. Соседи по дому должны были рассказать аудитории о некоторых случаях использования биткойнов, таких как пополнение эфирного времени и онлайн-платежи.…

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MARKET SIGNALS 20.08.18

INVESTMENT IDEAS Today we will look at one debt security as investment ideas for this week: Volkswagen AG IDEA #1: Volkswagen AG Against the backdrop of a weakening dollar against the world's leading currencies (the DXY index has been at its lows since May 2018), we decided to look at the maximum profitability offered by instruments from high-quality borrowers in euros. It should be noted that the weakening of the dollar is also facilitated by the decrease in the dollar's advantage in yield. The rate spread on 10-year US and German government bonds, adjusted for inflation, fell to the lowest in…

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3 человека арестованы в Гонконге за мошенничество с биткойн-банкоматами

Власти Гонконга арестовали трех человек в связи с ограблением шести биткойн-банкоматов после того, как две биржи криптовалюты сообщили о незаконном снятии средств с них. Бюро по кибербезопасности и преступлениям в сфере технологий полиции Гонконга арестовало трех человек после того, как две биржи криптовалюты подали отчеты о том, что средства были сняты с шести биткойн-банкоматов без разрешения, сообщила в субботу South China Morning Post. Подозреваемые якобы являются основными членами более крупного синдиката, утверждает полиция. Ограбления и аресты происходили в течение двух дней, в четверг…

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305 муниципалитетов Венесуэлы собирают налоги в криптовалюте Petro

Национальное соглашение Венесуэлы о согласовании налогов подписано советом, представляющим 305 муниципалитетов. Они согласились использовать криптовалюту страны, PETRO, в качестве расчетной единицы для налоговых платежей. В воскресенье Боливарианский совет мэров подписал Соглашение о национальной налоговой гармонизации Венесуэлы, в котором криптовалюта petro стала расчетной единицей для уплаты налогов и штрафов в 305 муниципалитетах. Страна состоит из 335 муниципалитетов, входящих в 23 штата и столичный округ. Назвав соглашение «историческим», вице-президент Делси Родригес подчеркнула, что запрет…

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Казахстан введет 15% налог на майнинг биткойнов для борьбы с коронавирусом

Казахстан предложил закон, согласно которому компании, занимающиеся добычей биткойнов, будут облагаться налогом в размере 15%. Это часть усилий по сбору денег для борьбы с пандемией коронавируса. Согласно недавнему отчету местного российского издания, предложенный Министерством экономики страны новый налоговый план требует, чтобы майнеры биткойнов (BTC) сначала подали заявку на регистрацию в органы власти. После этого налогоплательщик должен указать 15% налог в своих ежегодных налоговых расчетах. В отчете отмечается, что «пункт о регистрации делает законопроект уникальным… налогоплательщик, работающий…

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MARKET SIGNALS 08.11.2020

INVESTMENT IDEAS Today we will look at one debt security as investment ideas for this week: Southwestern Energy Corporation IDEA #1: Southwestern Energy Corporation The dynamics of the yield on the index of high-yield American corporate bonds LF98TRUU, which is literally one step away from its dock levels (see the chart below), prompted us to pay attention to the Southwestern Energy Corporation (SWN) Eurobond due in 2026. Although in terms of price, this issue has already overcome the consequences of the current crisis, its ratio of risk and profitability, in our opinion, is still very interesting.…

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SEC Names 20 Institutions Investing in Bitcoin

20 institutional investors in the last quarter filed reports with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), indicating that they have a stake in the bitcoin trust (GBTC) of Grayscale Investments, writes Forbes. Many contributors are well known, including Ark Invest with $ 4.5 billion in assets under management and Horizon Kinetic with $ 5.3 billion. However, there are also newcomers to the cryptocurrency space on the list such as Addison Capital and Corriente Advisor. Institutions, the amount of assets under their management and the amount in GBTC in hundreds of thousands of US dollars…

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MARKET SIGNALS 08.04.2020

INVESTMENT IDEAS Today we will look at one debt security as investment ideas for this week: L Brands IDEA #1: L Brands Among the international issues that have lagged behind the market in their dynamics, we would like to highlight the Eurobond of the American corporation L Brands, which is part of our portfolio Rentier-Global, with maturity in 2035. I must say that both L Brands shares and the LF98TRUU index (tracking American corporate high-yield Eurobonds) fully won back all the losses of the current crisis, while the price of the issue with maturity in 2035 is still about 10 figures lower than…

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MARKET SIGNALS 07.28.2020

INVESTMENT IDEAS Today we will look at one debt security as investment ideas for this week: Perpetual Eurobonds IDEA #1: Perpetual Eurobonds Against the backdrop of tending to zero interest rates, we decided to pay attention to the most highly profitable segment of the market - the so-called "perpetual" Eurobonds. It is clear that these securities, due to the risks associated with them (non-payment of the coupon at the discretion of the issuer, the likelihood of write-off), offer the highest levels of yield on the debt market. However, now that the markets are not expecting an increase in the…

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MARKET SIGNALS 07.21.2020

INVESTMENT IDEASToday we will look at one debt security as investment ideas for this week: Freeport-McMoRan IncIDEA #1: Freeport-McMoRan IncAgainst the backdrop of storming 18-month highs in copper prices, we decided to pay attention to one of its largest producers - Freeport-McMoRan Inc. The company's capitalization has fully recovered from the consequences of the current crisis. A role in this was played by the fact that the company is a gold producer, which is also in great favor with investors lately.The issue of the company with maturity in 2034 feels great too. It not only recovered to the…

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