On March 26, 2022, BitSampa will be held in São Paulo, one of the main events about cryptocurrencies and blockchain in Brazil. The meeting is organized by Felipe Escudero, host of the YouTube channel bitnothing, and by Hathi Studios.
BitSampa 2022 will bring together major figures in the Brazilian cryptocurrency scene. At the event, several relevant topics about the national crypto market will be addressed.
Second Escudero, the The organization will focus on the participant experience, promoting the best lectures and debate panels in the crypto world:
“After almost two years without any crypto event in Brazil, the community misses closely observing the innovations in this market. And BitSampa fills this gap. I am very happy to be able to bring the greatest experts from Brazil and the world to discuss Bitcoin, blockchain and cryptocurrencies. From the freedom aspects, to more in-depth investment aspects and technical issues.”
As Escudero pointed out, the first batch of tickets sold out in a few hours. Now, the second lot is on sale at a 50% discount.
The amount referring to the other 50% of the ticket is being funded by KriptoBR, official reseller of cryptoactive portfolios in Brazil and master sponsor of the event. Tickets can be purchased at KriptoBR website.
BitSampa’s master of ceremonies will be cryptocurrency journalist Flavia Jabur.
Escudero also pointed out that the award CryptoAwards 2022, the biggest prize in Brazilian cryptoeconomy promoted by CriptoFácil in partnership with Cointelegraph Brasil, will be live during BitSampa 2022:
“The CriptoAwards, which has its own and independent criteria, will reward the greatest experts and companies in cryptocurrencies in Brazil.”
Paulo Aragão, co-founder of CriptoFácil and host of BitCast, is confirmed as one of the speakers at the event:
“It’s always an honor to be able to participate in BitSampa. This year, in addition to the fact that CriptoFácil and Cointelegraph Brasil are media partners of the event, we closed a partnership so that the CriptoAwards can take place during BitSampa. The CriptoAwards is the first and largest award in the cryptoactive market. Certainly, this “marriage” with BitSampa will be more than successful. We are very happy with this partnership.”
Also during the event, an edition of the newspaper “Diario de El Salvador”, with the cover of Bitcoin Day (September 7th), will be auctioned. The entire amount collected from the auction will be allocated to institutions.
The event will take place at the Rebouças Convention Center located at Av. Rebouças, 600 – Pinheiros, São Paulo/SP. Registration of participants will start at 8:00 am (Brasilia time).
- Flavia Jabur – Journalist and master of ceremonies
- Felipe Escudero – BitNothing
- Rodrigo Miranda – University of Bitcoin
- Caio Vicentino – MakerDAO Brazil
- Marcello Paz – O2 Research and Cryptocapitalists
- Luiz Fernando Roxo – Financial Educator
- Maurício Bellinelo – Professional Trader Advisor
- Augusto Backes – Bitcoin Masters Course
- Edilson Lauro – Digital Investments
- Paulo Aragão – CriptoFácil and BitCast
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Binance proposes a real-time token burning mechanism to boost BNB value
- Binance has proposed the BEP-95 aimed to burn a percentage of transaction fees as a deflationary measure.
- BEP-95 will occur alongside the quarterly token burn and well after the 100 million token supply is achieved.
Binance Smart Chain (BSC) is taking further steps to incorporate an additional deflationary mechanism to increase token valuation. As announced today, Binance (BNB) is introducing a new Binance Evolution Protocol (BEP) known as BEP-95. The BEP stands out from the network’s occasional token burns since it introduced a real-time burning mechanism.
According to Binance, a fixed portion of gas fees collected by validators in each block will be sent to the burn address. The ratio initially set at 10 percent, is adjustable according to changes proposed by the Binance community. BSC validators get to vote on community proposals, where voting power is based on staked BNB.
For a proposal to be reviewed by the validators, it has to receive a minimum deposit of 2,000 BNB (mainnet). All BNB is returned to holders after the finalization of the voting process. A proposal that wins is that which gathers 50 percent of the total voting power on the mainnet. Binance notes that voted-upon parameters are implemented immediately.
Details of Binance BEP-95 token burning mechanism
BEP-95 became relevant as it speeds up the BNB token burn, and makes the network increasingly decentralized. The BNB supply cap is about 168 million tokens and Binance intends to burn until 100 million tokens remain in circulation. This will take about 5-8 years to complete, according to Binance. The network’s most recent quarterly burn wiped out over 1 million tokens, worth about $639 million, from circulation.
However, the latest update from its blog now says the BEP-95 burn “will continue functioning” even after the above target is attained. With the burn, Binance expects the intrinsic value of the BNB token to increase in tandem with demand. The network notes that validators and delegators may receive fewer tokens from staking, but the “fiat-denominated value of their rewards may increase.” Moreover, BNB has multiple use cases that benefit all holders of the token.
Currently, BEP-95 is in the draft stage and the network is yet to give a specific date for its implementation.
Several blockchains use the crypto-burning mechanism to create token scarcity and a subsequent increase in token value. Ethereum, for instance, uses the EIP-1559 for this purpose.
BNB price action
BNB, the fourth-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, was trading at $494 at press time, according to our data. The token has gained 0.8 percent in the day, and 4.8 percent week-over-week. Similar to other digital assets, BNB has rallied fueled by the Bitcoin-led gains. Crypto investor and YouTuber Lark Davis expects “good things” for the BNB price following its launch of a $1B growth fund.
Google warns crypto investors of Youtube scams amidst high hacking
- Google warn crypto investors to be weary of Youtbe scams.
- Google says hackers impersonate crypto influencers to run scams on YouTube.
- YouTube, a hotbed for crypto scams.
Google’s Threat Analysis Group has warned crypto investors to beware of cryptocurrency scams on Youtube as phishing and impersonation on the video-sharing platform surges.
The Google group noted that a group of hackers is taking over Youtube, rebranding popular Youtube channels of well-known crypto or tech companies. “The channel name, profile picture, and content are all replaced with cryptocurrency branding to impersonate large tech or cryptocurrency exchange firms,” the group said, adding that hackers would live stream videos promising crypto giveaways in exchange for “initial contributions.”
According to the Google group, if these hackers don’t rebrand, they sell pages to the highest bidder depending on how many subscribers the channel has. They note that fake Youtube pages sell anywhere from $3 to $4,000.
The Google group notes that a group of hackers recruited in a Russian-speaking forum are actors behind the campaign.
Crypto investors should be warned as YouTube remains a hotbed for crypto scams
The video-sharing platform so many times has been used as a tool to dupe unsuspecting crypto investors. In December, American crypto exchange Gemini exposed two fake YouTube channels that were pretending to be from the exchange.
“These scam accounts are not our company. We have reported these accounts to YouTube,” Gemini tweeted.
Funny enough, it was not the first time Gemini was being impersonated on Youtube.
Crypto scams have been well perpetrated on the platform that the video giants ban crypto content on its platform. Authorities in the UK also warned young crypto investors with campaigns on Youtube and TikTok against being victims of crypto scams.
The cycle of crypto scams across all platforms is one that may never end. As much as crypto exists, crypto scams would remain a thing. The rise in crypto scams recently has been attributed to the surge in price and adoption of cryptos globally. It is safe to say that with crypto prices going up and more people, corporate organizations adopting cryptos, more scammers will be threatening the burgeoning space.
Binance’s Trading Volume Hits $100 Billion in Just One Day
Binance continues to see unprecedent trading activity while attempting to sail through regulatory hurdles
Binance’s daily volume hit an eye-popping $100 billion on Oct. 20, according to a tweet by CEO Changpeng Zhao.
The leading crypto exchange recorded this crucial milestone on the day Bitcoin, the largest cryptocurrency, reached a new all-time high of $67,276.
Despite introducing stricter measures for users due to severe regulatory scrutiny, Binance enjoys a comfortable lead over other crypto exchanges in both spot and derivatives trading, according to data provided by CoinMarketCap.
Eerier this month, the trading platform also announced a $1 billion ecosystem fund.
Meanwhile, the decentralized finance sector is catching up with centralized behemoths. The total value locked in DeFi protocols has hit $100 billion for the first time.