美国SEC企业融资主管:加密资产可能演变成无需监管的工具

据比推报道,美国证券交易委员会(SEC)5月31日在其位于华盛顿特区的总部召开金融科技论坛讨论分布式账本技术和加密资产。SEC企业融资主管William Hinman称加密资产可能演变成无需监管的工具。

该论坛有来自IBM、富达、DTCC、麻省理工学院和其他主要机构的代表参与发言。由于此前SEC对于比特币ETF的一再推迟,使得SEC对加密货币的监管政策一直处于舆论的中心,业内希望此次论坛能够在确定监管框架以及促进技术创新方面取得进展。

在过去一年半的时间里,监管机构一直在针对通过出售代币筹集资金但未将其注册为证券的项目提起诉讼。SEC企业融资主管William Hinman在该活动的开幕致辞中表示,几年前进行首次币发行(ICO)的初创公司有可能有资格获得SEC的非诉讼款豁免,加密货币有可能从潜在的证券转变为明显的非证券。

他表示,“加密资产可能演变成一种不再需要受监管的工具。”

Hinman曾在2018年的演讲中暗示,以太坊在ICO发行期间类似于证券,但是此后它已经足够去中心化而不再是证券。他提到了早些时候获得SEC非诉讼款豁免的TurnKey Jets公司,SEC不会建议对其采取强制措施。

Hinman解释称该公司的代币、网络和应用当时已相当成熟,这意味着代币具有实际功能且其网络已经完全开发。他补充称,即使该项目的某些方面尚未完全开发,SEC仍可能愿意提供非诉讼款豁免。

他还在讲话中指出,SEC迄今为止的行动都是根据其现有法规进行的。



比特币多空双爆一日震荡,后市是勇登9000,还是坠入7000深渊?

受利好带动的加密资产已蠢蠢欲动,多数分析观点认为BTC需要回调,并且认为BTC大幅回调之后仍将震荡上行。

文 | 孙曜

出品 | 火星财经APP(微信:hxcj24h)

昨夜BTC拉高9000美元后迅速下跌至8600美元原震荡位置,随后在凌晨4-6时再次下跌,至最低8000美元,走出多空双爆的报复性行情。此前BTC于5月26日大幅拉升至8800美元,并在8900-8500美元区间连续三日震荡下调。而近期部分行情分析师仍持看多态度,部分原因是8500美元回调后反弹,承接稳固,市场看多情绪狂热,所以大概率震荡后继续拉升。但是技术分析的局限也在此暴露无遗,BTC突破9000美元,还没等到狂欢开始就急转直下,在几分钟内暴跌回到8600美元。

“现在仍然不是牛市”

脑洞大开创始人许志宏对火星财经APP(ID:hxcj24h)表示,BTC突破9000美元、但迅速回落,是针对BTC期货市场的价格操纵行为,和5月19日的Bitstamp事件如出一辙。他认为自2018年之后,机构投资势力上升,逐渐掌控了OK现货市场的现货价格,导致杠杆交易频繁“插针”。他表示这是有定价权的机构对中小投资者的成功收割,且在过程中强化自身定价能力,定会故伎重演。

在最新开设的《火星财经行情直播间》中,火星财经APP(微信:hxcj24h)还邀请币麦创始人茅毅峰、资深分析师蔚蓝、DGroup创始人赵东、BitGlobal量化CEO Jack Hu等多位业内顶尖从业者组成“火星财经特约分析师”团队及多位业内头部分析师参与行情分析。

BTC跌至最低点8000美元之后,迅速反弹回到8300美元,随后日内成交量萎缩,BTC在8200美元左右震荡。此时不乏大量抄底的投资者,USDT自昨日7.02美元推高至平均7.11美元,USDT OTC买入溢价平均2.83%,而BTC OTC买入溢价平均2.78%。

但BitGlobal量化CEO Jack Hu指出,目前的行情给大家养成了一个定性思维,就是都觉得看多,跌下来点就觉得可以抄底了。但在加密资产的世界里最容易让人亏大钱的就是这个惯性思维。他说:“我反而觉得还没有跌够,从2月8号开始一路上涨,很多都已经翻了好几倍,但是并没有出现一个像样的回调,我比较偏好最近一段时间会震荡下行调整下,在接着开始往上走。”同时他提出这种行情下,如果对行情不是特别肯定的时候,需要注意:纠结的时候,看不清楚方向的时候,宁愿不动,也不要乱动。

抱有相似看法的还有币麦创始人茅毅峰。他认为当前行情还是以调整上行为主。但要留意短期趋势扭转往下,而目前市场波动太大,这种情况也随时可能发生。在随后就4、5月大型金融机布局加密资产新闻的讨论中,茅毅峰表示根据行情走势,是这些消息所带来的FOMO(害怕没跟上车)的情绪推动BTC从6000美元以下上涨到近9000美元。对此茅毅峰表示,虽然近期有不少机构表示开展比特币业务,但这些机构都是整体业务大,比特币业务却很小很小,不足以支持短期这么大级别的牛市。

而DGroup创始人赵东表示,现在仍然不是牛市,仍未看到资金大量入场。 此前BTC从8000美元上涨到8800美元,赵东对火星财经APP(微信:hxcj24h)表示,从交易上看,尚未看到资金大幅流入,但是继续走高。而之前从4000到8000的反弹是有迹象的:Tether持续增发10亿美元就是资金流入迹象。 而从8000美元继续走高开始,还没有明显迹象出现。

利好带动的加密资产已经蠢蠢欲动

在BTC低位震荡时段内,当前加密资产市场前十资产涨跌如下,其中BSV跌幅13.88%高居榜首,BSV前几日再次因假消息暴涨,但有评论表示,BSV筹码集中且多为赌徒,拉盘迅速。BSV虽然短期涨幅较大,但每次都是拉高回落,相比盈利的投资者,套在高点的投资者仍占很大比例,风险较高,如果没有相应的风险控制能力,及风险承受能力,还是不要碰它为妙。其次ETH、BCH、XLM跌幅较大,ETH前几日走势较好,以太坊2.0技术不断放出利好,推动ETH向好,虽然随BTC大幅回调,但远期仍有较大收益空间。此外LTC同样因2个月后的减产利好,当前已经有摆脱BTC,走出独立上涨行情的趋势,近期可加强关注。

资深加密资产交易者蔚蓝对火星财经APP(微信:hxcj24h)表示,此前提示的ETH,在昨日已有启动迹象,遭遇黑天鹅重新回到蓄势状态,可持续关注,后市仍有望跑赢BTC和EOS。

再来看平台币,本轮BTC带动的下跌过程中,各平台币也出现不同程度随跌,但其中,FCoin平台币FT仍保持在近日震荡位置,且24小时上涨1.9%,而Bitfinex平台币LEO也幸免于难,保持了0.67%的涨幅。

对此,分析师蔚蓝表示,平台币中提示的LEO已经跑出7日线,昨日随大市下跌,今日已经强力上涨7%几乎收复昨日失地,后市有望持续上探。BNB和HT短期图形有下探15日线,可耐心待涨。BIX已经走弱,但有较强支撑,可待反弹之后调出。

BTC需要回调,但后市仍将震荡上行

综合各分析师观点,火星财经APP(微信:hxcj24h)发现,多数观点认为BTC大跌并不意外。将BTC带入高位的大金融机构入场被证明BTC其实只占其投资组合中的很小一部分,在这些机构里,甚至将BTC划为“另类投资”。像富达投资、摩根溪、TD Ameritrade、灰度等机构的动作,我们看起来振奋人心,实际上他们对加密资产领域的能量还很小。BTC价格中附带的这些消息面价值,当冷却下去,必然会引发较大波动,但此次由定价权之争引发的多空双爆,或许不应算在其中。

多数分析观点认为BTC需要回调,并且认为BTC大幅回调之后仍将震荡上行。而BTC这次波动再次警醒投资者,技术指标并不能完全代表这个市场的波动,完整的行情分析应该包括技术分析、基本面分析、资金分析,以及政策、消息分析,火星财经APP(微信:hxcj24h)认为完善的行情分析体系能够给投资者带来最有效的价值信息。而投资者参考观点的同时,仍需要有一定的市场判断能力,及符合自身的风险控制能力,在提升自身的同时结合来自各优秀分析师的加持,才能在瞬息万变的市场中获得更高的收益。


比特币重回8500美元以上,市场先跌后涨

过去24小时,加密货币市场在经历了短暂的回落之后开始震荡上行。eToro高级市场分析师Mati Greenspan表示前一日比特币已跌破上升趋势线,并称“目前心理支撑位是8000美元。”目前,比特币从接近8000美元的低位上行至8500美元以上。其他主要加密货币均跟随了这一波回落反弹的行情,而EOS则在多个利好消息的支持下24小时涨幅超过10%。

当前加密货币市场总市值为270,642,221,514美元,24小时交易量为83,658,586,846美元,比特币占市场比重为56.18%。

在过去24小时,市值排名前20的加密货币中,有20个上涨,市值排名前100的加密货币中,有71个上涨。加密货币市场整体呈上升态势。涨幅前3的分别是:HyperCash(29.1%)、Aion(16.05%)、Ravencoin(12.74%)。跌幅前3的分别是:Verge(-2.25%)、Aurora(-1.41%)、MaidSafeCoin(-1.39%)。

加密货币市值排名第1的Bitcoin据比推行情,当前价格为8565.99美元,总市值1519.03亿美元,24小时内上涨2.94%。最高价格为8581.65美元,最低价格为8223.6美元。

加密货币市值排名第2的Ethereum据比推行情,当前价格为264.27美元,总市值280.91亿美元,24小时内上涨3.70%。最高价格为264.73美元,最低价格为251.91美元。

加密货币市值排名第3的XRP据比推行情,当前价格为0.439980美元,总市值185.30亿美元,24小时内上涨4.18%。最高价格为0.441539美元,最低价格为0.417591美元。

在过去24小时,市值前100位的加密货币中交易额前10的分别是:Bitcoin(247.00亿美元)、Tether(241.13亿美元)、Ethereum(109.80亿美元)、EOS(46.09亿美元)、Litecoin(43.52亿美元)、Bitcoin Cash(23.27亿美元)、XRP(22.83亿美元)、Ethereum Classic(8.06亿美元)、Bitcoin SV(7.67亿美元)、TRON(6.93亿美元)。



Venture Investor: Use of Bitcoin as Hedge Against Uncertainty Will Send it to 7 Figures

Entrepreneur, investor, and author James Altucher is one of a growing number of individuals who believe Bitcoin will astound the planet with its price in the relative short-term. Appearing on Kitco News earlier, he stated that a $1 million dollar Bitcoin was indeed possible by 2020.

Altucher bases his speculations on the rising levels of geopolitical instability around the world today, as well as increases in general Bitcoin acceptance from the likes of Whole Foods and others.

Could BTC Be On Track for $1 Million by 2020?

A $1 million dollar Bitcoin by the year 2020 might sound like an absolute pipe dream. However, for some, it is as good as an inevitability. Venture investor, entrepreneur, and author James Altucher is one amongst their ranks and has been since 2017.

In an interview with Kitco News, Altucher reaffirmed that it was indeed possible but the timeline was so uncertain that one can’t rule out a seven-figure Bitcoin by 2020. In his reasoning, he states that his opinions from 2017 haven’t changed. He still holds that crypto assets solve many of the problems of fiat currency – excessive inflation caused by reckless currency printing, privacy, and the potential for counterfeiting are just a few of those issues.

Altucher believes that it is inevitable that these genuine crypto assets that offer some benefit over the current system will increase in value:

“Long-term, all cryptocurrencies that are safe and not scams are going to go up.”

In his 2017 interview, Altucher stated that he felt 95 percent of all crypto assets were scams and has since reasoned that the number of them collapsing is evidence that he was correct.

When addressing the short-term outlook for Bitcoin, Altucher spoke about the geopolitical turmoil in the world today. Brexit, trade tariff wars, and rogue states such as Iran were all mentioned as factors contributing to the global instability the author and entrepreneur believes is already driving and will continue to drive Bitcoin up.

When explaining the recent rally, he states:

“It’s a flight to safety and there’s a lot of companies now announcing that they’re going to be accepting it.”

So, What About That 2020 Million Dollar Bitcoin?

Perhaps the most interesting part of Altucher’s interview was when he directly addressed his earlier million dollar price call. In 2017, he stated words to the effect that he wouldn’t be surprised if Bitcoin went to $1 million by 2020.

When asked if he still held that view, he confirmed that indeed he did and that $1 million might even be a healthy discount for a single unit of the digital asset.

To justify his seemingly wild possible Bitcoin price, Altucher stated that there is about $200 trillion in paper currency out there today. He compared this to the market capitalisation of all of crypto – less than $267 billion. Whilst the percentage difference isn’t quite the 200,000 he stated, it’s not far off. He continued:

“That could give Bitcoin a price of, I don’t know, $8 million. So, $1 million is actually a discount on where it could go.”

He continued, stating that whilst he doesn’t know when it will get there, the general trend will take it to prices unthinkable almost unthinkable today.

When pressed on whether he still thought it was possible to sell a single Bitcoin for more than $1 million specifically by 2020, he confirmed that he did think it possible:

“Will it be $1 million in 2020? Maybe. Will it be 2021, 2022, who knows? At some point, some country, their currency is going to collapse, who knows which country it will be – Argentina, Iran, many countries in South America are a potential… The population of that country will say, ‘Let’s all move to Bitcoin, and then you’re going to see mass adoption.”

Whilst Altucher hasn’t put quite as much on the line for his $1 million Bitcoin call as John McAfee, he clearly feels that given the right conditions, the rise to enormous prices will be swift. The necessary collapse of a national currency that he believes will send prices skywards could happen at any time and a sudden increase in buying pressure on an asset with a fixed supply can only result in higher prices.

 

Related Reading: The Million Dollar Bitcoin Club and its Uber-Bulls

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North Korean Hackers Target UpBit Users in Bitcoin Scam

North Korean Hackers Target UpBit Users in Bitcoin Scam

North Korean hacking group, “Kim-Soo-ki,” have allegedly orchestrated a phishing attack targeting users of South Korean cryptocurrency trading venue, UpBit, in a bid to steal their bitcoin, according to a report by The Next Web on May 31, 2019.

North Korea Phishing for Bitcoins

Per sources close to the matter, North Korea’s notorious hacking group, Kim Soo-ki, have conducted a phishing attack aimed at stealing the digital assets of users of South Korea’s UpBit exchange.

Reportedly, the rogue actors allegedly sent a phishing email to bitcoin traders on the UpBit exchange, masquerading as admins of the platform and claiming that the trading venue needed additional personal details of its users to enable it to process a “fake sweepstakes’ payout.”

To make the phishing operation easier, the cyberpunks embedded an information-stealing malware in a file attached to the email and once the victim tries to open the attachment, a malicious Trojan is automatically installed on the victim’s system.   

According to East Security, the cybersecurity firm that first discovered the attack, the attached was titled the “Event Winner Personal Information Collection and Usage Agreement” form and it had a .hwp extension.

Upon clicking the file, another document is displayed on the victim’s screen. However, the primary aim of the document is to run a malicious code which will, in turn, steal critical information stored on the victim’s PC, including the list of installed programs, passwords for cryptocurrency exchange accounts and other details.

The stolen information will then be sent to an external server controlled by the hackers.

The team has also revealed that the malware also connects itself to the command control server designated by the hackers, enabling them to gain remote access to the victim’s computer.

Commenting on the incident, Mun Jong-hyun, East Security ESRC Center Director, noted that the recent surge in the price of bitcoin has attracted more users to the UpBit exchange and has also motivated bad actors to up their scam game in general.

It’s worth noting that this is not the first time that North Korean hackers have attacked South Korea.

As reported by BTCManager in March 2019, a UN report revealed that North Korea may have amassed up to $670 million in cryptocurrencies, most of which were obtained through cyber attacks.

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Cryptocurrency Mixing Service Bitcoin Blender Shuts Down After Running for Five Years

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Cryptocurrency Mixing Service Bitcoin Blender Shuts Down After Running for Five Years

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A popular cryptocurrency mixing service called Bitcoin Blender has recently shut down, after running for nearly five years in the cryptocurrency space. The service’s admins have asked users to withdraw their funds.

As first reported by Bleeping Computer, Bitcoin Blender is shutting down merely a week after a leading bitcoin mixing service, Bestmixer, was seized by authorities in the “first law enforcement action of its kind” against a cryptocurrency mixing service. As Europol explained in a press release:

A cryptocurrency tumbler or cryptocurrency mixing service is a service offered to mix potentially identifiable or ‘tainted’ cryptocurrency funds with others, so as to obscure the trail back to the fund’s original source.

Typically, these services take a small commission between 1% and 3% of the total amount of cryptocurrency mixed. It isn’t clear whether Bitcoin Blender shut down because of Bestmixer’s downfall, or for other reasons.

The service, which has been running since 2014, merely added a message to its platform informing users it was going to shut down, and asking them to withdraw their funds. An account on the popular Bitcointalk forum associated with the service further confirmed the news.

Bitcoin Blender worked as a hidden service on the deep web, and has a website on the clear net directing users to it with information on the service. While the hidden service has been shut down, the informational website is still up.

Reacting to the service shutting down some users started asking about alternative bitcoin mixing service, with various services appearing to fill in the gap. Some replied that mixing services may not be secure anymore, and advised the use of the privacy-centric cryptocurrency Monero.

Buy Failing Deutsche Bank With Bitcoin, Suggests Fund Manager

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Buy Failing Deutsche Bank With Bitcoin, Suggests Fund Manager


Frankfurt-based multinational investment bank Deutsche Bank has seen its stock price decline over the past five years with no signs of revival. Popular cryptocurrency fund manager Anthony Pompliano says that it would be interesting if people put their bitcoin together and bought it out. 


Deutsche Bank Stocks in a Free Fall

Deutsche Bank (DB) is a large multinational investment bank that’s based in Frankfurt, Germany. It currently has its stocks valued at $14.12 billion.

The stock price at the time of this writing is $6.76, which is a decline of around 5 percent during the last five days. This is also an all-time record low.

“The pin that pops the current bubble will probably be Deutsche Bank declaring insolvency,” Max Keiser told Bitcoinist last year.

This will be the falling domino that starts another Lehman-esque cascading down of markets.

If this doesn’t sound alarming a lot, looking at the bigger picture paints the complete story. And it’s alarming. Since the beginning of 2019, DB’s stock price has declined by about 17.5 percent.

Going back one year gives us losses of around 39 percent. In the past five years, DB has seen its stock plunge from $38.74 to their current levels, which is a devastating loss of about 82 percent.

What is even more alarming is that the overall trend in the bank’s stock price is more than obvious – over the past five years, it shows absolutely no signs of recovery.

What If… We Bought It With Bitcoin?

The poor performance of Deutsche Bank’s stock price didn’t go unnoticed. Commenting on the matter was long-term Bitcoin proponent and co-founder at cryptocurrency hedge fund Morgan Creek Digital, Anthony ‘Pomp’ Pompliano.

Today Deutsche Bank is valued at just over $14 billion and the stock price is in a free fall. If we could raise the capital, it would be interesting to purchase the failing bank and revive it by embracing Bitcoin. Crazier things have happened.

The $14 billion worth of BTC currently represents around 10 percent of the cryptocurrency’s market cap. Surely, raising that amount will be challenging enough. However, given that DB’s stock price and BTC are currently going in different directions, this may become affordable with time.

But even if it’s doable, however, the question is whether it’s even needed. Sure, it’s likely to send out an interesting message but apart from that, there doesn’t seem to be any point in that.

Interestingly enough, one of the comments under Pompliano’s tweet pretty much sums it all up:

“When designing a space rocket you don’t need the Wright Brothers plane.” – Answered Gimme Crypto (@Retire_Young_1)

To provide a bit of context, the Wright Flyer, designed and built by the Wright Brothers, was the very first heavier-than-air powered aircraft. It was built in 1903 and it was the first powered and heavier-than-air machine to achieve a sustained flight with a pilot aboard.

Deutsche Bank Wouldn’t Like It

The German banking giant isn’t a fan of Bitcoin, however. In 2017, DB chief strategist, Ulrich Stephan, called the cryptocurrency a risk due to its volatility and lack of regulation.

Ironically, the headquarters of the same bank was raided in 2018 due to suspicions that DB “may have helped clients in setting up offshore companies in tax havens.”

What do you think of buying out Deutsche Bank? Don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below!


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Analyst: Despite Latest Bitcoin Pullback, BTC Is Still in the Very Early Stages of an Uptrend

The upwards momentum the crypto markets have incurred in recent times was put into jeopardy yesterday after Bitcoin failed to surge past $9,000 and found itself reeling back down to the lower-$8,000 region.

Despite this less-than-positive price action, one analyst is quick to note that while looking at BTC from a long term perspective, it is still abundantly clear that Bitcoin is in the early stages of the next noteworthy uptrend, which means that investors shouldn’t fret too much about choppy price action in the near-term.

Bitcoin Finds Support Around Low-$8,000 Region

At the time of writing, Bitcoin is trading down nearly 4% at its current price of $8,426 and is down significantly from its recent highs of over $9,000 that were set yesterday.

Although BTC’s bearish reaction to the $9,000 range does appear to spell trouble for the cryptocurrency, while zooming out on BTC’s chart, it is clear that it is still firmly in the bull’s control over a longer-time frame.

Despite this, if the crypto’s bulls want to maintain control of the cryptocurrency going forward, then it is important that they hold the price steady above roughly $8,100, as a dip below this price level could lead to significantly further losses.

Josh Rager, a popular cryptocurrency analyst on Twitter, discussed the importance of this aforementioned price level in a recent tweet, noting that a close below it “wouldn’t be good.”

“$BTC: Small range & no position currently, I like to make my way through different time frames to at look various support/resistance. If it breaks down and closes below $8193 especially $8114, wouldn’t be good. Above $8330 on LTF would push up for a retest of previous support,” he said.

BTC Still in a Firm Uptrend, Despite Recent Drop

Although it is easy to believe that the latest pullback could mark the end of the cryptocurrency’s massive upwards surge that has occurred in recent times, it is important to note that it is still in the very early stages of the next uptrend, which means that pullbacks are to be expected.

Josh Rager also discussed this in a recent tweet, explaining that he believes BTC is less than one fourth into its next uptrend, based on historical data.

“$BTC Bull Market Cycles: As you look at the historical cycles on the Bitcoin chart, you will notice that each bull market cycle exceeds the length of the previous uptrend. Don’t worry about pullbacks, Bitcoin is likely less than 1/4 into the current uptrend to the next peak high,” he bullishly explained while referencing the below chart.

Although many short-term traders and investors fear that BTC may see increased bearish pressure in the coming days and weeks, as long as it continues to trade above its key support levels, it is highly probable that further gains are imminent.

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The Copyright for the Satoshi White Paper is Already Causing Trouble

Craig Wright’s copyright registration of the original bitcoin white paper is starting to create ripple effects.

On May 28 Scribd, a service for posting downloadable documents on the Internet, notified CoinDesk that it had pulled down our copy of the Satoshi Nakamoto white paper.

“This is a notification that Scribd’s BookID copyright protection system has disabled access to Bitcoin White Paper (id: 411710754). This does not necessarily mean that an infringement has occurred, or that you have done anything wrong,” the company wrote in a terse email.

This was the link in question – a plain, unmodified copy of the Satoshi white paper. I also uploaded a copy calling it a musical production of the white paper. Scribd did not pull mine down although it should, theoretically, be covered by Wright’s copyright.

As we noted before, while Wright did register copyright for the white paper this means absolutely nothing unless someone contests the copyright in court. However, because systems like BookID most likely ping the US copyright database, copies of the paper will be dinged on public services.

Chilling effects

The chilling effects of this are very real. While in our specific case there is little concern the white paper will ever disappear – it will be here forever or until CoinDesk’s servers melt down – the loss of access could have far-reaching and unintended consequences.

What’s more, anyone can register a copyright for almost anything. Copyright – and patent-trolling – are already rampant in other parts of tech and it’s clear blockchain is next.

As for CoinDesk’s particular problem, everything seems back to normal… for now.

Jason Bentley, Legal Operations Manager at Scribd, wrote:

Our team has reviewed your response and has determined that Scribd’s BookID copyright protection system likely misidentified your content as infringing. We have restored your content and accompanying metrics. It may take several minutes for restored documents to re-appear on Scribd. BookID is part of Scribd’s diverse efforts to reinforce the rights of intellectual property rights holders. The volume of content in our copyright database prohibits us from proactively reaching out to uploaders before content is disabled.

We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused and thank you for using Scribd.

Craig Wright image via CoinDesk Archives