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0/🔺 Another hot start to the week in the crypto and blockchain space!

Today's 23-part thread features teams announcing product releases, partnerships, successful funding rounds, and more. Let's get to it!
1/ 🌩️ @ThunderProtocol announced they "launched the pre-release mainnet of the ThunderCore blockchain" at the end of February, ahead of "the public launch [they] currently estimate to be in Q3 2019." medium.com/thundercore/pr…
2/ 💅 @StellarOrg [ $XLM ] unveiled a new logo; replacing the cartoon rocketship with a "use-case neutral" logo reflects the openness of the network and serves as a currency symbol for lumens. The brand will launch alongside a redesigned stellar.org in May.
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0/ Happy Valentine's Day to you #crypto-Twitter. I have a 14-part thread for you covering events from the space within the past day or two. Romantic, I know 💋

Enjoy!
1/ ⚡️ The development team behind @BeamPrivacy [ $BEAM ] - a privacy #cryptocurrency implementation of Mimblewimble - revealed plans to build a Mimblewimble-compatible #LightningNetwork!

Will work with @GrinMW devs to achieve this. medium.com/beam-mw/mimble…
2/ 🎉 @LeapDAO - a decentralized adaptive organization delivering layer-two #Ethereum scalability as a global public utility - announced its "community is now operating a More Viable Plasma chain" on the #Ethereum mainnet. leapdao.org/blog/Plasma-Ma…
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0/ Can you believe we're already 10% through the year!? When you consider all that's transpired in the #crypto/#blockchain so far in 2019, that fact becomes less surprising.

Below, a 17-part thread based on what went down over the past day or so. Helping you stay informed!
1/ 🤝 @AirSwap's [ $AST ] @Crypto_Bobby announced the team's newfound "ability to support fiat on-ramp directly on AirSwap through [their] integration with" @SendWyre.

Fiat<-->#Crypto within users' self-custodied wallet, all whilst using #AirSwap's trading interface!
2/ 🐟 @Ethereum Foundation grantee @LeapDAO - a decentralized adaptive organization delivering layer-two Ethereum scalability as a global public utility - revealed its first public deployment of a Plasma Network! leapdao.org/blog/Plasma-Te…
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0/ We're currently tracking at 40°C (104℉) here in #Melbourne, yet even that pales in comparison to the heat we're seeing in the #crypto/#blockchain space over the past ~24 hours.

What a day! Below are 22 developments that caught my eye.
1/ 🍑 Prominent full-service #blockchain technology co. @BitfuryGroup today announced a #Bitcoin #LightningNetwork-oriented product bundle called @Lightning_Peach.

Consumers, merchants, developers; there's LN-enabled solutions for all! Read more below. medium.com/meetbitfury/bi…
2/ 💡 After 18 months in stealth, San Francisco-based #crypto custody provider @Anchorage is live with its first product. They're building the first-ever crypto-native custodian!

Last year's a16z-led $17M Series A featured @Naval, @EladGil and @MLevchin. medium.com/anchorage/intr…
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0/ Back from an amazing week in Hobart* to bring you a 24-part thread covering the latest from the #crypto space over the past day or two!

*S/O to @TasFireService & @NSWRFS for bravely fighting a near-month-long fire that's now burnt out 28,000+ ha of World Heritage-listed land.
1/ 🛰️ Leading #Bitcoin infra. #tech provider @Blockstream has launched its Blockstream Satellite API Beta.

Paying via the #LightningNetwork testnet (i.e., for free), users can broadcast data via Blockstream's satellite network. No #Internet needed! blockstream.com/2019/01/16/sat…
2/ 🛑 Ethereum's #Constantinople upgrade was postponed due to a potential vulnerability discovered by #blockchain security firm @Chain_Security relating to EIP1283 (i.e., cheaper gas costs for SSTORE operations). Next course of action to be explored during Friday's core dev call.
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Want some reassurance? Look at the growth of the #LightningNetwork in 2018:

4 clients live
18 software libraries
17 wallets
Capacity ATH

-Out of all technologies I've covered, Lightning is, by far, the best positioned to capture value from the real economy in 2019. A thread 👇
I see Lightning as a primitive that businesses can use to design optimal economic incentives.

Its exponentially scalable, highly divisible, and instantly reconcilable nature is unique, AND it is powered by the cryptoasset with the most liquidity and regulatory clarity: Bitcoin.
Lightning is orders of magnitude more efficient than that of centralized incumbents (ie Visa), which makes its use irresistible.

Before you shill your bag, consider that Lightning's DEcentralized counterparts are years behind in terms of development and network activity.
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0/ The #crypto and #blockchain space can get awfully noisy. Below, the bits that caught my eye over the past 24 hours or so.

21 events compressed into a humble #Twitter thread. Enjoy!
1/ 🙋‍♂️ @IOTAtoken [ $IOTA ] made hires #52 and #53 for 2018 via Andreas Penzkofer and William Sanders.

The former is an electrical engineer and physicist specializing in analytical and numerical methods. The latter, an academic focused on commutative algebra and category theory.
2/ 💡 Australian #blockchain startup @PowerLedger_io [ $POWR ] upped its presence in the U.S., announcing the deployment of its P2P renewable #energy trading platform at licensed retail electric provider @APowernet's Pennsylvania HQ.

Click below for more! medium.com/power-ledger/p…
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1/ Let's take a trip down #Crypto memory lane together !🗓️

The year is 2014. In the middle of the bear market, #Bitcoin enthusiasts are still optimist about the potential of their cryptocurrency and a book "Bitcoin for the Befuddled" is published to explain it to novices.
2/ One specific extract from this book was then published as a blog post and stood out in my memory: “A Typical Day in a Blockchain-Enabled World Circa 2030”. ⛓️

blockchainfutureslab.wordpress.com/2016/02/27/a-t…
3/ In this chapter, we follow Crowley 🐊 the humanoid crocodile character as his day unfolds in a #hyperbitcoinized world and witness his interactions with smart contracts and programmable money.
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0/ What a hot start to the week for the #crypto and #blockchain ecosystem!

To help you keep up-to-date, here are just *some* of the developments out of the past ~24 hours' action...
1/ 🦅 #Ethereum-powered @AragonProject [ $ANT ] introduced the Flock program; the team's next step in decentralizing the development of #Aragon.

Flock will handle the initial application and pre-selection process for new Aragon teams. blog.aragon.org/flock-funding-…
2/ ⚖️ @NexoFinance [ $NEXO ] opened up applications for prospective liquidity providers.

The #crypto lending platform is guaranteeing a 1:1 conversion to USD on any of six #stablecoin (i.e., $USDT, $TUSD, $GUSD, $USDC, $DAI, $PAX). Minimum stake of $100k. Interest up to 6.5%.
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0/ Having trouble staying on top of all the latest in the world of #crypto and #blockchain? I've got you covered. Well, at least for the last 24 hours or so 💁‍♂️

Let's get this thread going shall we.
1/ 📝 @DPRating published the September edition of its #GitHub Audit, rating more than 200 #crypto and #blockchain projects.

Teams that ranked disproportionately well included @Raiden_Network [ $RDN ], @NulsService [ $NULS ], @ParticlProject [ $PART ], and @POANetwork [ $POA ].
2/ ♻️ @PowerLedger_io [ $POWR ] introduced Asset Germination Events (AGEs), furthering the utility of its native #crypto token.

AGEs will allow people to invest in and co-own energy assets. More details to come via a Friday AMA. medium.com/power-ledger/p…
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#Bitcoin is bigger than all the companies that try to capitalise on its #blockchain #technology.

#Bitcoin + #IoT + #DeepLearning will transform the global political & financial system without permission.

#blockchain #LightningNetwork #fintech #blockchain #disruptiveinnovation
#Decentralisation will take time.

#Bitcoin is decentralised although still attached to a centralised world.

⚠️ This is the alpha.
⚠️ #LightningNetwork is the beta.
If you want to change society you need to change the social paradigm, or offer an incentive greater than money to discourage greed. #bitcoin #LightningNetwork ⚡️
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@Valustks1 Each one of the techs listed is revolutionary in it's own right. Combining them sets us up to replace *all* financial transactions with #bitcoin. Once the epiphany hits enough people, there will be a MAD rush to get rid of worthless fiat.
@Valustks1 This will be the trigger for the already 'waiting to happen' global hyper inflation.
Imagine the chaos during the *several* year transition period while people/gov/corps *globally* move from fiat to bitcoin.
All your IOUs that are fiat denominated are suddenly worthless.
@Valustks1 It *globally* resets all debt, at every level, personal, local gov, state, federal, and international... ALL goes to zero. What does it matter if you own $20T in debt, if $20T wouldn't buy a stick of gum?

Then, another big part... the globe goes from inflationary
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#BTC #Bitcoin + #LightningNetwork + Autopilot + Splicing will cause more earth shattering changes than have happened in the last 500 years.
The invention of the internet and industrial revolution combined are NOTHING compared to whats to come.
Oh ya, completely forgot AMP... that's an extremely important piece of tech as well.
Oops, posted the additional comments in the wrong place:
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Spending #Bitcoin today is senseless. But if we manage to make it a good store of value, then it will naturally be used as a medium of exchange in the future.

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1/ Instead of focusing on the act of "spending", we need people want to "earn BTC", to "be paid in BTC". We need more hodlers.

The economic and technical consequences of stressing one viewpoint (to spend) over the other (to earn) are profound and irreconcilable.
2/ Money's essence is being used as a medium of exchange (MoE). But for something to become money, or a universally accepted MoE, it must first follow evolutionary stages. First, comes store of value (SoV), second, MoE, and third, unit of account (UoA).
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1/ BCash's 1 min block proposal and attempts to make 0-conf safe are nasty fudges to work around inherent restraints in the base layer already solved by layered protocols. The more of these hacked "work arounds" that come to light the more clear it is they chose the wrong path...
2/ Scaling through block size increases alone compromises decentralisation and introduces trust. Trusting 0-conf requires you ignore why a blockchain and PoW were required in the first place. 1 minute blocks compromises security, changes inflation etc.
3/ I don't know how much longer they can keep willfully deceiving themselves until they consider that the near universally accepted method of network scaling through layered protocols might have been the right choice all along... but it will be a fair while yet I imagine.
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Ok, lets do some calculations on Source routing.

What's the most number of nodes you'll have to check to find a path?
The max you'll have to search is the total that exist. You're not going to check the same one multiple times.

So: If you have a partial mesh where each
/1
/2
node is connected to 10 other nodes, and your shortest path is 20 hops.
The average number of nodes would be (10^20)/2 [On average, you'd only check half the last hop)
So, that means you'd check 100,000,000,000,000,000,000 nodes, right?
*WRONG*
If there are 4 billion nodes
/3
That means, at MOST, you'd check only 4B. You don't check the same ones multiple times.
So, how long would it take a modern computer to process this?
1 Ghz = 1 Billion cycles per second.
So, a Six core 4 GHz processor has 24 BILLION cycles per SECOND.
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For ages, I've been trying to have a debate about #BCH "scaling" VS #LightningNetwork with someone technically knowledgeable, intelligent, and articulate.
I've failed in my search to find any #BCH supporter that fits one of those 3 requirements, much less all 3.
All we get are "MORE BABIES ARE DYING"
And
"I have more money than your country!"
"F*** you toddler"
and a host of easily debunked propganda being spread by non-technical, individuals with no subject matter knowledge... (Or worse, they don't even know the meaning of the words.)
So many with "Oh it's an IOU". No... Do you even know what that means?
"It's centralized" No... you clearly don't understand the meaning of centralized.
Etc Etc.
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.@morgenpeck leading a panel on privacy with Monero's @fluffypony, @blockstream's Andrew Poelstra, @Crowd_Machine's Johnny Dilley, Casa's @lopp: When people say "I don't need privacy, I'm not a criminal," how do you make the case that they do? #Consensus2018 #BlockchainWeekNYC
.@fluffypony uses @snowden's argument: "When you say I don't need privacy because I have nothing to hide, that's like saying I don't need free speech because I have nothing to say."
Poelstra @blockstream's answer: companies are using "weird surveillance technologies" are waging a "completely unfair battle," trying to "manipulate" people who are just trying to live their lives
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1/ #BITCOIN ON THE SAME ROAD AS THE #DOTCOM BUBBLE ? If you look at #Nasdaq's price, you're able to find similar patterns. Internet began in 1990 but the Internet bubble really started in 1995. Similarly, $BTC was created in 2009 but price acceleration occurred in 2016
2/ At the end of the Awareness Phase, both had events that will allow global adoption : Google and WiFi for the Internet, #LightningNetwork for #Bitcoin. These events may be considered as the catalysts pushing #Nasdaq & $BTC into Mania Phase
3/ They both ended the Awareness Phase with the classic sell off b4 the Mania Phase, holding the logarithmic support. Finally, #Nasdaq almost x4 in only 1yr 1/2. #Bitcoin seems to go twice as fast as the Dotcom Bubble so we can expect the Mania Phase to take place in 2018
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1/ WHY YOU SHOULDN'T BE AFRAID OF A BEAR MARKET FOR #BITCOIN : Looking at the big picture for $BTCUSD in a log chart, it seems that this correction for $BTC is completely normal. We may even go as low as $3k, but if you zoom out, this will allow us to bounce off that trendline
2/ and thus draw our next impulse wave (3) which can push price as high as $100k. Media will talk about it way more than in 2017 and we will have a general adoption by the public (thanks to #LightningNetwork ?). Another big correction will occur (wave 4) and we will buy -
3/ again - in the 78.6%/88.6% fibonacci retracement while mass media will tell us that #Bitcoin is dead (again ?). And we will probably have our "final" 5th wave which could drive us above 1 million $ per $BTC.
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1\ A thought experiment: The year is 2277. You're the bartender at a spaceport in a faraway Earth colony on a planet orbiting α-Centauri: a distance of ~4 light years. Guy walks into your bar, slams down a credit chit, and asks for a drink.

How do you know his money is any good?
2\ If the credit chit were guaranteed by a bank or a blockchain or something local to α-Centauri it'd be easy, just like it is here on Earth in 2018.

But say this guy is fresh-thawed after his long journey from Earth aboard a lighthugger. What kind of wealth could he even have?
3\ He's unlikely to be carrying base metals. Like natural resources, they'd still be valuable, but too heavy to transport from Earth. Physical fiat (bank notes) wouldn't be accepted either: too easy to 3D-print forgeries.

So what form of wealth survives interstellar voyages?
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THE most corrupt people in #crypto:

@brian_armstrong
@rogerkver
@proffaustus
@JihanWu
@vinnylingham
@el33th4xor

These individuals have no principles.

None of them understand #bitcoin, yet all fight to kill that what gave them wealth and power in the first place.

Shame!
- ignores the community and rejects the importance of #segwit
- likes tweets talking about "bitcoin dethroning"
- owns more $ETH than $BTC
- never says the word "bitcoin" during public campaigns, just "blockchain" or "cryptocurrency"
- he used to sell pipe bombs on the internet, spent time in prison
- spreads lies and fud
- claims bcash is the real bitcoin
- involved in pump and dumps, korean exchanges and insider trading
- tricks users in buying bcash on his site under the name "bitcoin"
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THREAD: Ready to get mindblown by #Bitcoin #CORE implementations and progress?

Volunteers around the world gather and cumulate tons of hours from the best minds on this planet about the topic. This is a gift, an invention made to humanity.
Forget about 2nd layer, it's already and way too mainstream as I recently stated.

Yet, welcome now to the "in between layers": "The new layer can be seen as a channel factory"

bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/new-s…
Now Smart contracts.

You tought #Bitcoin was dumb? First and foremost, you were wrong because $BTC has smart contracts *since the inception*: multisign and lately get timelocks (led to LN).

If you didn't know that, admit you're never really been interested in Bitcoin or lured?
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