Software publisher Sequoia Holdings now allows its employees to receive part of their remuneration in the form of cryptocurrencies. Employees have the choice between ETH, BTC and BCH.
MicroStrategy is now a software development specialist heavily invested in Bitcoin. Another player in the software industry is in turn taking a step in favor of the adoption of cryptocurrencies. But not as an investor.
Software expert, Sequoia Holdings announces that it will now allow employees who wish to receive a salary in crypto. But a priori not all their remuneration. Without specifying, the publisher mentions a “portion” of this remuneration.
The crypto salary, a “new advantage”
“Many of our employees are enthusiastic supporters of cryptocurrency. And we’re happy to help them gain exposure to this trillion-dollar asset class, “said CEO Richard Stroupe.
For the manager, this option constitutes a “new advantage” for his staff. For this new salary program, Sequoia Holdings therefore chooses to favor three benchmark cryptocurrencies.
The part of the salary paid in the form of crypto can thus be done via Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash or theEther, the native token of the Ethereum blockchain. There is no question, however, for the publisher of becoming a crypto specialist.
“The company has partnered with a third-party payroll processing company to withhold taxes and convert the rest into crypto currency. It will be kept in a digital wallet administered by the payroll processing company, ”he explains.
Part of the salary converted into a crypto investment
And to justify this new salary, the American company takes for example a top athlete, Russell Okung. The US football player was recently talking about him by receiving 50% of his salary in Bitcoin.
Sequoia Holdings therefore offers its staff to transform their remuneration into investments. “Cryptocurrency has emerged as a major alternative to traditional investments such as stocks and bonds”, judges its CEO.
“We are proud to give our team members the ability to easily invest in cryptocurrency and build their savings,” he concludes. The current trend in the crypto market, however, could make such an option a significant risk.
Several institutional experts are indeed warning against a sharp decline in Bitcoin, like JPMorgan and Guggenheim. BTC would thus constitute “the least reliable hedge in times of acute market stress”. Before converting your salary into cryptocurrency, maybe it’s best to wait for prices to stabilize somewhat.
Ethereum Outperforms Bitcoin, Why ETH Could Rally To New ATH
Ethereum started a fresh increase above $4,175 against the US Dollar. ETH could gain pace if there is a clear break above $4,300 in the near term.
- Ethereum was able to climb above the $4,175 and $4,200 resistance levels.
- The price is now trading above $4,200 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
- There is a major rising channel forming with support near $4,175 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
- The pair could extend its increase if it clears the $4,300 and $4,320 resistance levels.
Ethereum Price Could Rise Further
Ethereum started a fresh increase after it settled above the $4,050 level. ETH was able to clear the $4,750 resistance zone and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
Ether price even traded above the $4,250 resistance zone. A high was formed near $4,313 and the price is now consolidating gains. It traded below the $4,300 level. An immediate support is near the $4,260 level. The stated level is near the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the upward wave from the $4,091 swing low to $4,313 high.
There is also a major rising channel forming with support near $4,175 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. An immediate resistance on the upside is near the $4,300 level.
Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com
The next major resistance is near the $4,320 level, above which the price might start a fresh rally. In the stated case, the price might rise towards the $4,400 level. Any more gains could lead the price towards the $4,550 level.
Dips Supported in ETH?
If ethereum fails to continue higher above the $4,300 and $4,320 resistance levels, it could start a fresh downside correction. An initial support on the downside is near the $4,260 level.
The first major support is near the $4,200 level. It is close to the 50% Fib retracement level of the upward wave from the $4,091 swing low to $4,313 high. The main support is near $4,175 and the channel trend line. Any more downsides could lead the price towards the $4,050 support. The next major support for the bulls is near the $4,000 level.
Hourly MACD – The MACD for ETH/USD is gaining pace in the bullish zone.
Hourly RSI – The RSI for ETH/USD is now well above the 50 level.
Major Support Level – $4,175
Major Resistance Level – $4,320
Terra prepares to burn more than 9% of LUNA’s total supply
Burning nearly 90 million LUNA tokens into the community pool can put an upward pressure on the native token’s price.
Do Kwon, co-founder and CEO of Terraform Labs, the South Korean company behind the blockchain project Terra (LUNA), recently announced on Twitter that on-chain voting for project 44’s proposal will begin on Wednesday. ).
The proposal to start burning 88,675,000 LUNA from the community pool to mint 3 – 4 billion UST will reduce the total supply of native token by more than 9%.
TVL on Earth reached ATH
After the integration of the IBC protocol last week and the launch of Wormhole V2 support for Terra, the total blocked value (TVL) in protocols on the network has reached a new high.
Last week, TVL on Earth reached $10.22 billion, with the Anchor, Lido, Mirror and Terraswap protocols accounting for more than 90% of the amount, according to data from DeFi Llama.
Currently, at US$9.97 billion, Terra is ranked as the fourth blockchain with the largest TVL, following Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain and Solana.
New Bitcoin ETF Offers Shorting Bitcoin Futures, Creators Warn of Multiple Risks
Direxion has filed for a Bitcoin ETF that allows traders to short BTC futures contracts
According to an article by Bloomberg, a new Bitcoin ETF, if approved, will enable traders to short Bitcoin futures. The filing was submitted on Tuesday, Oct. 26.
Direxion wants to launch Bitcoin futures ETF for short-sellers
Bloomberg has written that, on Oct. 26, Direxion submitted documentation to launch the Direxion Bitcoin Strategy Bear ETF. Last week, two ETFs that track the performance of Bitcoin futures were launched by ProShares and Valkyrie.
Now, the BTC futures ETF industry in the U.S. may reach a new milestone—if the launch of the ETF for bears is approved by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
The debut of Bitcoin futures products last week prompted Bitcoin growth to almost $67,000 and a new all-time high.
However, today, the flagship cryptocurrency retreated below the $60,000 level as a mind-blowing half-a-million worth of liquidations were conducted across major exchanges: Binance, Bitfinex, OKEx, Huobi and so on.
Slightly over $500 million worth of those crypto liquidations were long positions.
BITO ETF gains $1 billion in just two days
ProShares Bitcoin ETF last week became the second-most-traded asset on the NYSE on its first day of trading. Buy orders to the tune of 10,100 were placed on BITO (the ticker the ETF goes by), and seven times more orders were placed to sell it.
After trading for two days, BITO reached $1 billion in net asset value. That is the equivalent of the net asset value of several Canadian Bitcoin ETFs that have been trading for a while already.
Direxion fund bears lots of risks
The new Bitcoin ETF filed for by Direxion bears numerous financial risks for short-sellers, the company warns. Trading this ETF may lead to shorters getting wiped out, Bloomberg writes, and Bitcoin’s massive price swings would be a problem here, too.
The SEC filing states that if you are not prepared to lose all your funds by investing in this ETF, you should not bet on it.
This week, some in the crypto community also expect another Bitcoin futures ETF to kick off—the one filed for by the VanEck asset manager.