Flamengo and PUC-Rio partner to use Artificial Intelligence in sports

Liverpool, Manchester City and Inter Milan are some of the teams that use similar tools

In order to enhance results in Olympic sports, Flamengo has partnered with PUC-Rio to develop projects in the area of technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI). The collaboration was announced last Wednesday (21) in a statement on the team’s website.

The first software created jointly is a virtual technical assistant to support basketball matches. Called BAICA (Basketball Artificial Intelligence Coach Assistant), the project uses AI concepts to analyze data and provide real-time information to athletes.

In Europe, Liverpool, Manchester City and Inter Milan are some of the teams that already use similar tools to improve their performance. Through automated data interpretation, the software can assess each player’s strengths and weaknesses and recommend replacements at strategic moments, for example.

According to Delano Franco, Vice-President of Olympic Sports of Rubro-Negro, the development of this type of technology equates Flemish with the international top teams, and the cooperation with PUC guarantees high quality for the innovations to come.

The partnership will also rely on the collaboration of US startup Sports Power AI, as explained in the text by PUC-Rio’s deputy development director, Sergio Bruni. According to him, the company will assist in the development of solutions and applications based on data science.

As a result, the team and the university expect this to be the first step towards the implementation of a Technological Innovation Center in Vale da Gávea, where scientific research related to automation tools applied to sport will be conducted.

Bitcoin contre actions technologiques: qui seront les grands gagnants?

En tant qu’outil financier, Bitcoin n’a pas de concurrent, mais en tant que classe d’actifs, il en a beaucoup. Le plus évident est l‘ or , mais l’équivalent le plus moderne est la classe d’actifs des actions technologiques.

Depuis le creux du krach financier de mars 2020, peu d’actifs ont récupéré leurs pertes

Alors que Bitcoin a augmenté de près de 200%, les actions technologiques ont également connu des fluctuations haussières. Le Nasdaq Composite a augmenté de 56%, Facebook de 77%, Amazon de 95%, Apple de 112% (il a eu une division d’actions en août 2020), Netflix de 77% et Alphabet de 48%. Ce sont les grands gagnants du crash, mais sans aucun doute, Bitcoin Profit a enregistré des gains plus importants. Et pourtant, il n’y a pas plus de battage publicitaire autour de l’investissement dans la crypto-monnaie.

Alors que les investisseurs institutionnels comme MicroStrategy, Square et Paul Tudor Jones sont devenus optimistes sur l’actif numérique, les investisseurs de détail restent méfiants et optent pour des actions technologiques moins performantes (mais néanmoins précieuses). Pourquoi?

Dans une interview avec AMBCrypto, Nick d’Ecoinmetrics a donné trois raisons de cette surperformance des actions technologiques par rapport au Bitcoin sur le front de la vente au détail.

Passivité

En raison de la capitalisation massive des entreprises susmentionnées, les actions technologiques voient un «flux passif» plus élevé, a déclaré Nick. Ce qu’il voulait dire par là, c’est que des entreprises comme Apple, Alphabet, Netflix, Facebook, Amazon et Microsoft occupent les premières places du S & P500, elles reçoivent des investissements via divers fonds indiciels et à grande capitalisation. Il a dit,

«Les FAANG représentent déjà une part importante des indices utilisés pour l’investissement passif. Prenons Apple seul, cela représente environ 6,5% de l’ensemble du SP500… Cela fait grimper le prix du marché. »

Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook et Alphabet occupent les 5 premières places du S & P500 , avec une pondération combinée de plus de 20%, ce qui signifie que pour chaque dollar investi dans l’indice, 20 cents sont inévitablement versés à ces entreprises.

Pour comparer cette assimilation d’indices pour les actions technologiques à Bitcoin, il n’y a pas d’équivalent. Bien qu’il existe quelques crypto-indices, comme l‘ indice CM Bletchley , le processus d’investissement n’est pas tout à fait rationalisé comme pour les fonds indiciels et, par conséquent, pour les actions technologiques. Les investisseurs particuliers, qui investissent sans aucun doute dans de tels fonds, le font sans la motivation d’investir directement dans des actions technologiques, mais finissent par le faire en raison de leur nature mutualisée.

A Argentina está em uma briga com um grupo Bitcoin Ransomware

Não negociamos com terroristas… Este é o princípio básico de países como os Estados Unidos. Ouvimos estas palavras proferidas em vários filmes e até mesmo em briefings políticos, e agora a idéia de permanecer vigilante em tempos de conflito parece estar se infiltrando na mente de várias outras nações, inclusive da Argentina.

A Argentina não quer abrir mão de sua Bitcoin

Recentemente, o país sul-americano teve um pequeno problema com os cyberhackers. A agência nacional de migração do país foi forçada a um desligamento temporário não há muito tempo, depois que os ciberpilotos ganharam o controle das redes e dados do escritório e criptografaram as informações que possuíam para resgate.

„Pagar em Bitcoin Revolution ou pagar em dados perdidos“ parecia ser o lema dos maus atores, mas a Argentina aparentemente tem se mantido firme, recusando-se a ceder diante do terrorismo, e no momento em que escrevo, os reguladores afirmam que o ataque cibernético foi contido.

O incidente resultou na diminuição de várias das táticas migratórias da Argentina, incluindo o controle de fronteiras. Além disso, o Sistema Integrado de Captura Migratória (SICaM) também foi muito afetado, o que resultou temporariamente na impossibilidade de muitas pessoas saírem ou entrarem no país.

Entretanto, em uma declaração emitida no final de agosto, a agência comentou que a infra-estrutura central do escritório não foi afetada pelos hackers, nem qualquer informação corporativa foi roubada ou comprometida. No momento da imprensa, entretanto, não está claro o que esta „informação corporativa“ contém.

De acordo com várias fontes de notícias latino-americanas, o ataque foi realizado pela Netwalker, um grupo de hackers de resgate que supostamente exigem bitcoin para a liberação de dados criptografados aos proprietários originais. Inicialmente, os hackers até enviaram a muitos funcionários do governo uma mensagem de advertência de que tentar recuperar o acesso a seus arquivos sem um „programa decriptor“ poderia potencialmente danificar os dados ou torná-los „impossíveis de serem recuperados“.

A partir daí, o grupo também colocou algumas das informações que roubou na Internet como prova de que era responsável pelo ataque e que os dados estavam de fato em suas mãos. Os hackers inicialmente queriam $2 milhões em bitcoin em troca da informação, embora esta quantia tenha sido posteriormente dobrada para $4 milhões por razões desconhecidas.

Não estamos dando um centímetro

No momento de escrever, a agência diz ter conseguido deter o ataque, embora não esteja claro se a organização obteve alguma de suas informações de volta. De qualquer forma, os relatórios sugerem que a agência ainda não pagou a taxa solicitada, nem indicou que o fará. Parece que a Argentina está procurando terminar a luta que outra entidade começou e se recusa a negociar.

O Live Bitcoin News vai dar mais informações sobre esta história se novos desenvolvimentos forem trazidos à luz.

Bitcoin, inflation and the global interest rate chaos: can BTC help?

For a long time, the following credo has applied in our financial world: Interest on fixed-income investment products is significantly higher than the interest on traditional savings accounts or call money accounts. In today’s environment, which consists of inflation and low interest rates, investors hardly see the classic investment at the bank as attractive anymore. On the contrary: investors take refuge in products with a higher return. What role does Crypto Engine play in this?

Bitcoin in times of zero interest rate policy

In the 2000s, savers still received interest on their fixed deposit accounts of 3-5% per year. The return on a fixed-term deposit account was thus well above the rates for a call money account and also exceeded inflation. Under these conditions, a fixed deposit account was an attractive and secure investment option for investors.

Today’s situation looks different, however: the current zero interest rate policy means that savers receive interest rates between 0 and 1% per year on the current, overnight and fixed deposit accounts. The dilemma behind this is inflation, which is above this rate. In other words, investors are effectively losing purchasing power.

The world-famous author of the book Rich Dad, Poor Dad formulated this particularly striking. Robert Kiyosaki said in an interview with Stansberry Research in September this year:

If everything were perfect, we wouldn’t need money, silver or Bitcoin. However, the zero interest rate policy shows us that banks don’t really need our savings and capital.

Kiyosaki even said the opposite is the case. Investors are punished with negative and penalty interest for keeping money in the bank or account. Therefore, alternative investments are needed.

Interest rate policy is forcing investors on the bonds, stock and real estate markets. It also forces investors into new markets with attractive returns, such as cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin.

From a personal point of view, Kiyosaki made a few valid points. But how attractive are bonds and real estate today and are they suitable for everyone?

Bonds and real estate are not for everyone

The following statement can definitely be made here: Bonds were considered a safe addition to the portfolio for many years. Bonds from countries with a high credit rating gave investors a safe dividend and thus a good opportunity for diversification.

But from today’s perspective – and this is where the zero interest rate policy is taking effect again – the weaknesses of bonds have been maximized and their strengths minimized. This means that bonds from countries with an acceptable credit rating are also significantly below inflation and are hardly attractive, especially for private investors.

For many, real estate is still considered one of the most stable tangible assets. But especially in the course of Covid-19 and the associated effects, there are also dangers here. If there are long-term consequences such as mass layoffs and economic downturns, it will be difficult for many borrowers to repay their home payments.

The consequence could be a widespread loan default that corrects real estate prices.

Bitcoin is a growth market

Now we come to Bitcoin (BTC) . Of course, cryptocurrency is not the solution to all problems. Nevertheless, we can state without a doubt that the properties of the decentralized cryptocurrency are one of the greatest strengths in the current times, especially with regard to the specified range.

I recently reported on the Global Cryptoasset Benchmarking Study . It shows that the global user base of Bitcoin has increased by 189% in the last two years alone.

More and more people are using Bitcoin as an investment and security for their own portfolio. The events are increasing and so it became clear this year that not only private investors, but also more and more institutional investors as well as companies traded on the stock exchange are investing in the crypto currency.

A current example of this is Square, run by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. One credo is becoming increasingly clear.

Les législateurs israéliens prévoient d’exonérer les bitcoins de l’impôt sur les plus-values dans un projet de nouvelle loi

Les législateurs israéliens ont proposé dans un projet de nouvelle loi de traiter le bitcoin comme une monnaie plutôt que comme un actif à des fins fiscales, ont rapporté les médias locaux.

Selon un rapport de Globes, quatre législateurs du parti politique Yisrael Beiteinu ont présenté le 22 septembre à la Knesset le projet de loi relatif à l’ordonnance sur l’impôt sur le revenu (taxation de la vente de monnaies numériques) au Parlement israélien.

l’impôt sur les plus-values Le projet de loi dit

Le projet de loi des quatre – MK Oded Forer, Yevgeny Soba, Yulia Malinovsky, et Alex Kushnir – propose plusieurs changements à la taxation de la cryptographie, y compris l’amendement de la loi fiscale existante pour exempter les actifs numériques comme le Bitcoin Code (BTC) de l’impôt sur les plus-values. Le projet de loi dit :

La réalité réglementaire en Israël n’est pas adaptée à la réalité existante dans ce domaine. Les [monnaies numériques] continueront à être un moteur de croissance qui permet.

l’industrie israélienne de la haute technologie de s’épanouir et de se développer

Bitcoin est actuellement reconnu comme un actif en Israël, ce qui signifie que les ventes de la cryptographie ou les conversions en espèces attirent une taxe sur les plus-values de 25%. Cependant, certains utilisateurs comme les prêteurs à court terme de la CTB et ceux qui entreprennent des activités liées aux obligations paient des plus-values de 15 %.

En 2019, les Israéliens ayant des revenus inférieurs à 22 000 dollars auraient été imposés à un taux de 10 % en moyenne – un niveau qui pourrait prendre une certaine importance si la loi proposée était approuvée.

MK Forer a déclaré qu’Israël, qui possède déjà une industrie technologique bien développée, avait la capacité d’être un leader dans les paiements cryptographiques, en particulier à l’heure de la pandémie de coronavirus

„C’est précisément dans cette période, où l’avenir économique n’est pas clair, qu’il est possible de promouvoir les options de paiement numérique en raison de la distance sociale qui nous a été imposée“, a déclaré M. Forer.

Le secteur israélien de la cryptographie se développe rapidement, mais des obstacles réglementaires semblent entraver la croissance. Selon l’association israélienne Bitcoin, le nombre de sociétés de crypto dans ce pays du Moyen-Orient a augmenté de 32 % entre 2018 et 2019, avec environ 150 sociétés de chaînes de blocs et de crypto actives en décembre de l’année dernière.

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