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0/ A weekend whip-around of the #crypto and #blockchain space to help you get up-to-date on all the latest...
1/ 🦖 @ConcourseOpen's @SettleFinance - a web-native OS for decentralized finance - announced November 12 as its launch date!

Learn more:
2/ 👀 @TimothyJCoulter's world-leading #Ethereum development framework - @TruffleSuite - is flirting with the 1,000,000 lifetime downloads milestone.

Will undoubtedly mark a symbolic moment for the @Ethereum ecosystem. Right as #Devcon4 approaches, too!
3/ 💰 The world's leading provider of open-source #cloud #software - @RedHat (NYSE:RHT) - was acquired by #tech giant @IBM.

Alas, not #crypto-specific news, but a notable M&A play nonetheless.…
4/ 🎮 @PTang987, CEO of #VeChainThor-powered @Plair_Life [ $PLA ], uploaded a brief product demo for those wanting to know how his HK-headquartered project's #blockchain #gaming ecosystem was coming along.
5/ 🐢 @ETHSimple unveiled its self-titled flagship solution, ETHSimple (, a .eth domain for every #Ethereum address.

Makes registering and setting up your own custom .eth address easier than ever.

Click through to learn more!…
6/ 🔛 The #DeFi Summit gets underway today in Prague.

Main stage presentations mixed with participatory breakout sessions and technical workshops.

@CambrialCapital has got you sorted for video streaming links!

See below for agenda.
7/ 🌉 @JustinSunTron's @TRONfoundation [ $TRX ] announced that they will be hosting its first-ever 2-day summit. Speakers and agenda to come soon.

Dubbed the #niTRON (, the summit will take place on January 17-18 in #SanFrancisco.
8/ 🛡️ Speaking of #TRON, the @Binance-owned @TrustWalletApp added support for its native $TRX coin.

The #crypto wallet is available on both iOS and Android versions.…
9/ 🔎 The @Go_Chain [ $GO ] team launched a new block explorer ( compatible with GO-20 tokens.

Its new interface allows users to track internal contract transactions and view token holders.…
10/ 🤑 ZKP specialist @StarkWareLtd announced they recently closed a $30M Series A funding round.

Led by @ParadigmFdn (its first investment lead), the equity round featured @Sequoia, @Coinbase, @MulticoinCap, @ScalarCapital, @DCVC, @ConsenSys, et al.

@MattHuang will join BoD.
11/ 🇰🇷 @MinHoKim (Founder, @HelloIconWorld ) shared a video that demonstrated how #Seoul residents would be able to earn S-coin (in this case, by voting) and use it thereafter as an accepted MoE.

Quite neat indeed!
12/ 🎂 @ZcashCo [ $ZEC ] certainly celebrated its 2nd birthday in style!

At block height 419200, #Sapling activation took place on the #Zcash network.

A slew of overall performance improvements expected to follow. Click through to learn more:…
13/ 📜 Nathaniel Whittemore (@nlw) published #18 of his increasingly popular 'Long Reads Sunday'.

I encourage you to all to scroll through, you're almost certain to learn of a perspective-altering, #crypto-related titbit.
14/ 🔓 After >1 year in development, @BKase_ and @IzMeckler announced the open-sourcing of @CodaProtocol!

Coda will represent the largest, most sophisticated deployment of zk-SNARKs and the first #cryptocurrency with a succinct #blockchain.
15/ 🤝 @HPB_Global [ $HPB ] established a landmark strategic agreement with @StudiosWardour.

Will collaborate in building the entertainment company's 'W1 Platform - The Hollywood #Blockchain'.

Jointly participating in many events, too, starting with this week's #AFM2018!
16/ 🔧 #Ethereum-powered state channel network - @ConnextNetwork - released v1 of its Protocol Specification.

A full dev update will be published soon. Click through for the end-to-end implementation guide.…
17/ 💪 v6.0.0 of the Ethereum Client-VM Connector API (EVMC) was released by Paweł Bylica (@chfast) and @AlexBeregszaszi.

The EVMC is the low-level ABI between Ethereum Virtual Machines (EVMs) and #Ethereum Clients. Learn more here:
18/ 🎁 In an effort to bring #Bitcoin to the #Ethereum network as an #ERC20 token, Wrapped Bitcoin [ $WBTC ] was co-launched by @BitGo, @RepublicOrg & @KyberNetwork.

Numerous projects signed on as launch partners, find them all at!…
19/ 🆕 Australian #crypto startup @BlockGrain [ $AGRI ] has rebranded to #AgriChain.

The team believes the new name more aptly reflects their project and its #blockchain-powered agricultural supply chain #software solution's vast applicability.
20/ 📣 Will finish up with some news out of @ethStatus' #CryptoLife Hackathon, which took place in Prague this weekend ahead of #Ethereum's #Devcon4...
20a/ 🥇 Emergency Shelter - along with @WindingTree - took out top prize.
20b/ 🇿🇦 The dev team at @Protea_io - @PaulKhls, @RyRy79261 & @BenScholtz - managed to come 2nd in social track for having built a working bonding curve backed by @MakerDAO's $DAI #stablecoin.
20c/ 🍆 @DADI_AUCTION's @ben_chain & @rozstengle earned a dishonourable mention for their submission.

Per @LRettig, they hacked the #Bluetooth control of a connected dildo, published an open API, & put control on ETH mainnet as a statement re dangers of connected devices.

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