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Matthew Willemsen @mwill_crypto
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0/ Want to know what's been happening in the #crypto and #blockchain space over the past ~24 hours? Then look no further! I've got you covered.
1/ 📣 The @MakerDAO [ $MKR ] team announced the 'Core Community Development Group (CCDG)', an initiative focussed on attracting more third-party interest.

Whilst not identical, the CCDG reminds me of Elastos' @Cyber__Republic & Dash's DGBB; projects w/ strong communities indeed.
2/ 📝 @dydxprotocol's short Ethereum [ $sETH ] - an #ERC20 token pegged to a short ETH position - got listed on #0x-powered @RadarRelay.

Can't wait to see what other types of tokenized short and leveraged assets dYdX can come up with!…
3/ 💰 @SilvioMicali's @Algorand secured $62M worth of funding from backers such as @Pillar_VC and @USV.

The Boston-based #crypto project also announced the appointment of an executive team led by @SteveKokinos and @WSFord as CEO and COO, respectively.
4/ 👨‍💻 @GetGitcoin hired software dev @AustinGriffith.

As director of research, Austin will work on #Ethereum-specific UX onboarding w/ meta transactions ( He's part of the alliance behind #EIP1337, too (
5/ 💀 @Tether_to destroyed 500,000,000 $USDT from the Tether treasury wallet in accordance with the redemption process outlined in its #whitepaper.

@Bitfinex has ensured that it has nothing to do w/ defending dollar parity.…
6/ 🔤 @Tendo_Pein_Sama unveiled Spedn, a high-level smart contract language for #BitcoinCash [ $BCH ] that compiles to Script. It has been designed for explicitness and safety.

Contracts written in Spedn represent redeem scripts for P2SH addresses.…
7/ 👀 Another hire! This time by @ConsenSysVC-backed #crypto wallet/payment platform, @GroundhogPay, who welcomed Rob Moore.

Having worked w/ Rob previously, Groundhog's CTO @androolloyd described him as "one of the greatest coders he’s ever encountered."…
8/ 🎉 Bitsclub Vision Program (BVP) launched the Public Chain Technology Alliance (PCTA) to advance cooperation b/w otherwise siloed #crypto projects.

Founding partners incl. @Nebulasio [ $NAS ], @NULSservice [ $NULS ] & @HPB_Global [ $HPB ]. See more:
9/ 🔧 @Ontology [ $ONT ] shared the OEP-8 proposal, a standard enabling for the transferral of any amount of tokens for different #crypto from one address to another. This is currently quite complex to do.

Read more:…
10/ 🥈 @StratisPlatform [ $STRAT ] became a silver partner of #tech giant @Microsoft's ISV Program.

#Stratis will utilize MS' marketing and development resources to drive adoption of its @Azure-listed apps, '#ICO Platform' and the 'C# Full Node'.…
11/ 🌱 On Stratis, its first verified #ICO, the US-headquartered @Gluon [ $GLU ], partnered with leading OEG #technology company LG Electronics SVL.

Whilst more details will come later on, the two will be collaborating on R&D tailored toward disruptive products.
12/ 🐲 @DragonchainGang [ $DRGN ] published a blog post detailing its recent partnership w/ #agribusiness specialist, @CentricityData.

Their collaboration will rely upon #Dragonchain's Dragon Factor #blockchain-based I.D. solution. Click through for more.…
13/ 🐞 @IOTAtoken [ $IOTA ] - via its head of ecosystem @LewisFreiberg - declared its #TrinityWallet bug bounty program open to the public.

This follows a five-month-long private bug bounty program with SF-based crowdsourced security platform @Bugcrowd.…
14/ 🙋‍♂️ The projects covered by @8x_Protocol's weekly newsletter showcasing the progress of #Ethereum layer-2 protocols (i.e., Protocol Weekly) grew today by way of @CDx_Project.

#CDx is bringing credit default swaps to Ethereum. Looking forward to reading about their progress!
15/ 🎥 After a superb CEO interview w/ @Brad_Laurie days ago, @Quant_Network [ $QNT ] was again a hit on #CryptoYouTube, this time w/ @TheCryptoZombie (ft. @Hashoshi4) covering the #crypto project building its flagship OS technology, Overledger. Check it!
16/ 🗣️ On @Brad_Laurie, he released another interview. The guest for this instalment was @AlexSkidanov (Co-Founder, @NearProtocol).

The *near* (couldn't help myself) hour-long interview explores the decentralized cloud computing platform NEAR is building.
17/ 🗓️ The agenda for next Monday's #DeFi Summit (Prague) was released. @ConnextNetwork's @Arjun_Bhuptani will be presenting, as will members from @AbacusProtocol and @ParadexIO.

Fellow DeFi members @DharmaProtocol and @Centrifuge will be at @FullNode_Berlin tonight, also.
18/ ☁️ Alibaba's @Alibaba_Cloud announced a global expansion of its #Blockchain-as-a-Serivce (BaaS) solution.

This #BaaS is powered by @Hyperledger's #HyperledgerFabric, and also supports @AntFinancial's proprietary, multi-patented #AntBlockchain.
19/ 🌍 @CZ_Binance presented at the @UNCTAD's #WIF2018. As part of the inspiring speech, the portal for @Binance's charity arm - - was launched.

The head of @BinanceBCF, @HelenHaiyu, also spoke at a @UNRISD seminar.
20/ 💡 Finishing up on some noteworthy blog post uploads, @EMacBrough shared an idea he had a few months back vis-à-vis achieving asynchronous consensus tolerating just <n/2 Byzantine faults (vs. the standard <n/3).
21/ 🗺️ @Jon_Choi_ shared an absolute gem of a post exploring the resultant "underlying cognitive dissonance" that has infiltrated the #crypto realm in 2018 due to the concurrent proliferation of #DeFi, #SoundMoney, and #Web3.
22/ 🔎 @MessariCrypto's @QWQiao took the reins for UO #21. From the perspective of a quant trader, he provided a unique take on the 'CX vs. DEX' discussion.

The post built upon an earlier one (i.e., UO #10) by @EricTurnr.

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