Viktoria Khechumyan is the COO of Nooor Blockchain Armenia, a non-profit organization that unites and supports blockchain enthusiasts, experts, developers, businesses, startups from various spheres helping them integrate into the international blockchain network.
Viktoria Khechumyan is one of the head organizers at the Chainpoint 19 conference on 14-15 October in Armenia.
In this interview, Viktoria Khechumyan shares insights on what are the challenges and opportunities brought by Blockchain technology with a short anticipation of what will be discussed at the Chainpoint 19 conference.
What is your background and how did you get into Blockchain?
It has been a long time since I am involved in the IT industry, the 5th year counting and during this time I have worked with different teams who were trying to make this world a better place. And you may ask, how? The vision is simple – the technologies provide us with an opportunity to innovate in the places that you would never imagine before. So that is how that happens: technology + creative and critical thinking + a little bit of economics + right people and voilà, you are the next Elon Musk or Steve Jobs. At first, blockchain was just another field of interest for me, all that buzz around cryptocurrencies, the technology that will disrupt all the industries, so I decided to dig deeper and understand where all of these leads. Then I joined the Nooor Blockchain Armenia and blockchain became a focus.
What are the major challenges in the Blockchain industry today?
Lots of researches have been done to finally discover the challenges that the technology faces today and everyone in the industry will state the same. The first challenge seems to be the scalability: we cannot be sure about large-scale applications that will find a way. The second one is interoperability: there are no standards and that brings us to have lots of decentralized networks that still form a centralized one. Another issue is regulation, which comes to be a huge issue. I think one of the biggest challenges is still the trust issue and it always has a place when we talk about human-technology “relationship”. But with the right use cases, we have a real chance to overcome these challenges one by one.
You will be a speaker at ChainPoint Conference. What will your speech be about?
I haven’t decided on my speech yet, but I would like to share the whole idea behind the ChainPoint 19, which will be held in Yerevan on October 14-15 this year. One can say that ChainPoint is not simply a conference, but a global meet-up of people who, in a global effort, jointly promote new concepts and a new industry called blockchain. We will present the opportunities that the Armenian market has for the international community. Vigen Arushanyan, the President of the Nooor Blockchain Armenia together with the Minister of Economy of RA will present the main principles behind the law project on crypto regulation during the conference. And we are working on getting an effective regulation of the crypto industry in place by the end of the year and to make ChainPoint an even bigger success than last year’s conference.
What do you see the year 2020 holding for Blockchain ventures?
Demand for people, experts of the industry. One thing is obvious, the industry is growing so fast, that we cannot even control it. I do believe some national cryptocurrencies coming up next year, we will see some successful integration of blockchain with governments and we can hope for a number of cross-industry applications: blockchain integration with AI and IoT and the rise of Smart Cities.
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ETH Developers Calculated How To Defuse The Difficulty Bomb
ETH developers calculated how to defuse the difficulty bomb because if they leave it untreated, they will slow down the network as we can see more in our Ethereum news today.
Ethereum’s encoded difficulty bomb is set to explode this summer and James Hancock as well as Tim beiko said that the ETH developers calculated the time needed to delay the bomb and this could the last time the developers need to take that action. Ethereum developers agreed on Friday how to delay the difficulty bomb ad if that is left untreated, the entire network could be slowed down. The difficulty bomb is an old piece of code that makes mining on ETH slower and less profitable over time by increasing the lag between the production of blocks.
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Recap below 👇🏻 https://t.co/wDU2vlNnBS
— Tim Beiko | timbeiko.eth 🦇🔊 (@TimBeiko) May 14, 2021
Ethereum 2.0 switches the network from proof of work as a way of validating transactions with powerful mining computers to Proo of Stake which rewards the ones that pledge the coins to the network. It takes an average of 13 seconds to mine a block on ETH right now and without delaying the bomb, it could take more than 20 seconds to validate the block by the end of the year. Ethereum developers agreed on how many blocks were quite necessary to delay the bomb until December. The calculation for the delay was proposed by the ETH core developers James Hancock as he said:
“The bomb’s always there, and we defuse it by turning the blocktime back just for the bomb.”
He later said that the proposal will delay the bomb by 9,700,000 blocks. Tim Beiko, the ETH core developer also said that the developers dismissed a proposal to delay the bomb next spring but that won’t be necessary. The developers expected that by December, the network will update to allow the ETH 1.0 the network that relies on PoW to communicate with ETH 2.0 as the new network relies on PoS and this is known as the Merge:
“If the Merge is ready by December, we won’t need to do anything about the bomb because we will move away from mining entirely.”
If the merge plans remain unimplemented, the Shanghai fork is expected to go live and will delay the bomb once again. The Bomb has been delayed three times so far.
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VeChain price prediction: VeChain prepares to move higher?
TL;DR Breakdown VET retests 0.618 Fib retracement level. Closest major resistance at $0.22. Closest support at $0.16. Today’s VeChain price prediction is bullish as the market continues setting higher lows over the past days in preparation for a push to the upside next week. The overall market trades in the red today as Bitcoin has […]
- VET retests 0.618 Fib retracement level.
- Closest major resistance at $0.22.
- Closest support at $0.16.
Today’s VeChain price prediction is bullish as the market continues setting higher lows over the past days in preparation for a push to the upside next week.
The overall market trades in the red today as Bitcoin has lost almost 2 percent, while Ethereum trades with a 5 percent loss. Solana (SOL) is one of the best performers as it trades with a gain of 15 percent. Alternatively, Polkadot (DOT) is among the worst performers, with a loss of almost 9 percent over the last 24 hours.
VET/USD opened at $0.172 today after a bearish push yesterday. Over the past hours, VET/USD retested the local high at $0.19, from which the market moved lower once again and currently looks to set another higher low.
VeChain price movement in the last 24 hours
The VET/USD price moved in a range of $0.1701 – $0.1925, indicating a moderate amount of volatility. 24 hour trading volume has increased by 9.5 percent, totaling $1.7 billion. The total market cap trades around $15.5 billion, resulting in a market rank of 17th.
VET/USD 4-hour chart – VET consolidates in an increasingly tighter range over the past days
On the 4-hour chart, we can see bulls picking up any further selling pressure around the $0.175 mark, indicating that another slightly higher low will be set.
Overall the market continues retracing from the $0.25 swing high set on the 7th of May. A total loss of 35 percent was seen over several days, indicating that further selling pressure is likely exhausted.
Currently, the VeChain price action builds a base from which to move higher over the next week. Both a higher low and a lower high were established over the past 24 hours, indicating an increasingly tighter range. Therefore, once VET/USD breaks above the $0.19-$0.195 mark, we expect the market to rapidly move forwards to the next major resistance target around $0.215 – $0.22. From there, bulls will likely pick up momentum and push the market towards the current all-time high resistance around $0.27-$0.28.
Alternatively, Vechain cannot move any higher and breaks below the current local swing lows around $0.17, we should see another push lower over the next 24 hours. In this scenario, VET/USD will likely continue moving lower next week towards the next major support area around $0.12-$0.13.
VeChain Price Prediction: Conclusion
VeChain price prediction is bullish as the market continues to consolidate in an increasingly tighter range after a sharp drop earlier this week. Therefore, we expect VET/USD to push higher early next week to regain some of the loss.
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Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC Breaks Long Term Trend As Tesla Ditches It
Bitcoin has broken out of a long 3 month range of $10,000. After Elon Musk announced Tesla will no longer be accepting BTC due to environmental reasons, BTC broke its major support of $55,000 and quickly fell over 15%. BTC is now is now in scary waters.
While looking at the chart, BTC has broken a long term trend that has been held for nearly 6 months. This is not a good sign as there is much FUD spreading about Bitcoins environmental impact. BTC must hold major support range of $46,500-$48,000 or we can experience a large fall to $40,000. As of now, the 150MA has held the price of BTC as it touched this moving average for the first time in 6 months.
Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC/USDT 1 Day Chart
If BTC can break above $48,000 and hold, there will be a decent revival to $51,400. In the case that BTC holds this resistance, next up is $54,400. BTC has grown over 1000% in a year. With this being said, there is a good chance more downside might occur before BTC resumes a bullish uptrend.
While looking at the Stochastic RSI, we can see that strength has reset to oversold levels. If the strength can bound above 30, expect a revival to minimum $51,400. The regular RSI also confirms a small bullish upswing as it has printed a bullish divergence. This occurs when price makes a Lowe low but RSI makes a higher low.
BTC intraday levels
- Spot rate: $48,100
- Trend: Bearish
- Volatility: High
- Support: $46,400
- Resistance: $48,000
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