Original title: Musk’s “Happy Day”: Beating Bezos to win the NASA project; Dogecoin soared 200% in a single day and 400 times in 13 months
According to news on April 17, NASA officially announced that it will select SpaceX and its interplanetary spacecraft to provide a manned lunar landing system for the Artemis project.This will be the first commercial lunar landing plan in NASA history.
According to media reports, SpaceX defeated the Blue Origin+Lockheed Martin+Northrop-Grumman + Draper formed a “national team”, as well as a “small business team” formed by Dynetics.
It is reported that,The price of this contract is as high as 2.89 billion US dollars (about 18.8 billion yuan).According to the contract, SpaceX’s starship will be used to perform an unmanned orbiting the moon and a manned mission to the moon, sending astronauts to the moon as soon as 2024.
And from 1969 to 1972ApolloThe moon landing is different-it is the only time that humans have landed on the surface of the moon so far. NASA is preparing to carry out longer-term activities on the moon this time and regards this operation as an ambitious plan to send astronauts to Mars. Prelude.
Currently, NASA and SpaceX are planning to launch Crew-2, the second commercial manned mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Crew-2 is scheduled to be launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 6:11 EST next Thursday (April 22).
If the plan goes well, SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft will dock with the Orbital Laboratory at 5:30 am Eastern Time on April 23.
It is not easy for SpaceX to obtain this contract. After all, the companies competing for this contract at the same time are all well-known companies, such asAmazonThe blue origin of founder Bezos and the well-known military companies Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman Corp (Northrop Grumman Corp) and Draper (Draper) formed a consortium, as well as the United States defense, Dynetics, a subsidiary of aviation, information technology and biomedical research company Leidos (LDOS).
Dogecoin pulls 200% in a single day 15.7 billion yuan of warehousing in the entire network
From cheap altcoins to the hottest world’s fifth largest cryptocurrency, Dogecoin only took more than 2 months.
What pushed Dogecoin to the top wasTeslaCEO Elon Musk.
On April 16, Beijing time, he released a picture of a dog growling on the moon, again implying his desire to bring Dogecoin to the moon. As soon as Musk’s voice fell, Dogecoin got on the rocket, and the price of the currency skyrocketed by more than 200% in one day.
The “epic” volatility of Dogecoin has also driven the prosperity of the cryptocurrency market.
Dogecoin skyrocketed by more than 200% in one day
April 16th, Beijing time, was the most glorious day in the history of Dogecoin. The price of Dogecoin rose linearly. The intraday increase once exceeded 200%, and the price reached a record high of $0.47 per coin. The total market value once exceeded $50 billion. The market value of major banks such as Barclays has also jumped to the fifth place in the total market value of cryptocurrencies.
As of 19:27 on the evening of April 17, Dogecoin was quoted at US$0.27, a surge of up to 112 times during the year, and an increase of nearly 340% on the 7th.
On April 17th, Musk was also shocked by this amazing rise, and couldn’t help but sigh: “Dogecoin prices skyrocketed.”
In fact, if the time is stretched to the lowest point of the 313 plunge last year, in these 13 months,Dogecoin has also increased by about 400 times.
From chanting “Dogecoin” (DOGE) on social media on February 3, P pictures imitating the classic scenes of cartoons, to launching a vote to advocate “Dogecoin is the currency of the future earth”, SpaceX’s space program will be used to put the dog The dog took to the moon… In the past two months, Musk’s more than 40 million social media fans have been crazy “Amway” and their investment enthusiasm has been ignited.
A netizen posted his own rich wealth record:In February, he bought about 4 million Dogecoins at a price of $0.047. Now he has soared by 700% and he has become a millionaire.
It is said that if you invested $1,000 in each of the following cryptocurrencies in 2016, their current value is:
Ethereum (ETH), $273,716.
Bitcoin (BTC), US$148,194.
Litecoin (LTC), $87,900.
XRP (XRP), $267,900.
Dogecoin (DOGE), 1.03 million US dollars.
Affected by the surge in Dogecoin, the cryptocurrency market is also boiling. The price of Bitcoin broke through the $64,000 mark for the first time and hit a new record high; Ethereum broke $2,200, a record high.
However, the violent fluctuations in the price of cryptocurrencies have led to the recurrence of a large liquidation phenomenon that has not been seen in the currency circle for a long time. As of April 17, before the publication, 15.7 billion yuan of funds had been harvested within one day.Among them, the short order with the largest liquidation suffered heavy losses, amounting to 443 million yuan.
Will the “door to riches” remain open?
William, the chief researcher of OKEx Research Institute, a well-known digital asset trading platform, pointed out: “Affected by the listing of Coinbase, American users’ enthusiasm for buying Dogecoin has greatly increased. Its early community atmosphere is also relatively good, and its popularity is high. It immediately attracted the attention of the whole market. However, its hype component is large, and it cannot be separated from the aura of Musk’s holdings. The future trend of currency prices depends on Musk’s push. If Musk no longer has actual support actions in the future , Dogecoin will gradually return to silence, and the price may drop to its original level.”
David Kimberley, an analyst at Freetrade, a British stock trading software, said that people buy Dogecoin not because they recognize its value, but because they want more investors to join in to push up the price in order to quickly make a profit. When everyone does this, the bubble will eventually burst, and there is no way to determine when this will happen. Considering that there are often a small number of people holding a large number of positions in the cryptocurrency market, as long as one person sells it, it will trigger an avalanche of the entire market.
Industry insiders also reminded investors to enter the market cautiously, saying: “Dogcoin and Bitcoin lack actual value support and credit subjects. The way of circulation is to wait for others to accept the order, and Dogecoin holders are highly concentrated. It is easy to control prices.”
Crazy gold exchange listing
The market generally believes that the reason for the boiling of the currency circle is the milestone event of the currency circle-the United StatesThe country’s largest and most influential crypto asset trading platform Coinbase landed on April 14Nasdaq。On the opening day, it closed up 31.31%, and the stock price closed at $328. The highest intraday rose to $429. The market value once reached $112 billion. The turnover in the US stock market was second only to Tesla.
On April 16, Coinbase Global closed at $342, an increase of 5.96%.
Coinbase’s 2021 first quarter performance report shows that in the first quarter, the transaction volume was 335 billion US dollars, the total revenue was 1.8 billion US dollars, and the net profit was approximately 730 million to 800 million US dollars.
Since the beginning of this year, Bitcoin has skyrocketed and trading enthusiasm is active. The trading platform’s monthly trading users (MTU) increased by 117% in the first quarter, from 2.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2020 to 6.1 million in the first quarter of 2021. The total number of people with Coinbase accounts has increased from 43 million at the end of 2020 to 56 million, which means that it has added 13 million users in one quarter.
It is worth noting that the listing method chosen by Coinbase is direct listing, also known as direct public offering (DPO), which allows the company’s stock to be publicly traded but does not conduct an initial public offering (IPO). Direct listing of DPO is not like an IPO. The capital will be raised externally, but company employees and investors will convert their rights and interests into stocks and then list them on the stock trading platform. Once the stock is listed, everyone can directly buy the shares, and existing investors can also cash in it at any time. There is no lock-up period like an IPO.
Yu Jianing, the rotating chairman of the Blockchain Committee of the China Communications Industry Association and the president of Huobi University, told a reporter from China Securities News that direct listing is the hottest new listing method in the U.S. stock market, which not only saves the traditional IPO inquiries Price process, huge underwriting costs, and cumbersome preparation process. There is no unlocking period for shareholders. Therefore, it is loved by technology unicorn companies. It is a tool for corporate communication and collaboration.SlackAnd streaming music service provider Spotify have chosen to adopt the model of direct listing DPO.
The listing of Coinbase is an extremely important milestone in the history of the development of crypto assets.Yu Jianing pointed out that the successful listing of Coinbase will have the following three impacts on the crypto asset industry:
First of all, to drive more encrypted asset trading platforms to ensure compliance.
Second, promote mainstream capital’s acceptance of encrypted assets, and drive more traditional investors and funds to enter the market.
Third, promote the improvement of laws and regulations of the encrypted asset industry in various countries. The listing of Coinbase will allow regulators in various countries to see the potential for the development of new asset compliance, face up to the meaning of digital assets, or have some enlightenment in balancing financial innovation and supervision.