One of the greatest benefits of this type of tourism is the generation of new business models, as well as the search for opportunities that have not existed until now. Augmented reality, for example, would help to generate a new type of completely virtual experience.
Among the wide mosaic of cryptocurrencies existing today, Ether (ETH) and Bitcoin (BTC) are the undisputed leaders of the crypto world for several reasons that have made them the leading players in this new market and the favorites of investors. Let's learn a little more about these cryptocurrencies.
Vitalik Buterin designed the Ethereum platform based on blockchain technology, which means that it is also an open source and decentralized ledger just like Bitcoin, but with the intention of going beyond what the original cryptocurrency has established.
In October 2008, an individual or group of individuals who would later be known as "Satoshi Nakamoto" released the "Bitcoin" white paper”. His claim is that it will become the world's digital currency, distrusting the FIAT money backed by governments and the International Financial System (IFS).
2020 along with so far in 2021, have been a dream season for crypto-investors. At the beginning of 2020 the price of Bitcoin hovered around $9,000 and, in 2021, it has reached over $60,000. And the question is whether this trend will be permanent or is it a speculative bubble that could eventually burst.
Almost since Bitcoin came out, it has been at the center of the debates, with positions for and against it on issues such as whether it is money or not, if it is a store of value or not, what it is backed by, if it is better than fiat money or if it is just a speculative instrument that will generate a big bubble that will burst in a negative way for all those who believe in it.
For some time now many analysts have been saying that Bitcoin is or will be digital gold. However, such a statement carries with it a great responsibility for this asset: to occupy a place like that of metal as a store of value.
Since the launch of Bitcoin in 2009, and the gradual emergence of other cryptocurrencies, these have been gaining popularity among the common people and among traditional financial institutions, as well as among large and small investors seeking alternative returns for their capital.
BBVA has begun to roll out the trials of what will become its first commercial service for the trading and custody of digital assets. The new service, which is to be offered through BBVA Switzerland, will make it possible to manage bitcoin transactions and have deposits in this cryptocurrency.
2017 has been the year of cryptocurrencies: More than 300 new virtual currencies have been created. Bringing their total to over 900. In other words, the number of virtual currencies in the world more than triples the number of conventional, state-issued currencies, which according to the UN currently stand at 180.