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Matthew Willemsen @mwill_crypto
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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.…
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%.
3/ 🗣️ Amid rising speculation from accusatory comments that recently begun to circulate through the @Elastos_Org community, founder Rong Chen did his best to clarify matters in this extensive Q&A published by @ELANewsNet.…
4/ 🎓 On @Elastos_Org [ $ELA ], both they and the @Cyber__Republic appointed @Steven_S_Nam as an advisor.

A Distinguished Practitioner at @Stanford, Steven is also the managing editor of the Stanford Journal of Blockchain Law & Policy (@_JBLP).
5/ 📣 Keen to reassert #Elastos' legitimacy and halt any would-be proliferation of #FUD, the @Cyber__Republic published its first update since launching two months ago.

Click through to learn about #CRcles and the latest on the E35 & CR100 initiatives.…
6/ ⏪ The @Web3Foundation published a thorough recap of its recent #Web3Summit held in Berlin.

The post is loaded w/ links to various community recaps, extensive video coverage, and high-quality photographs. Congrats to all involved in the inaugural #W3S!…
7/ 🙋‍♂️ @Quant_Network [ $QNT ] - a #crypto project creating its flagship #blockchain interoperability solution, Overledger - appointed Mark Aldersey as Head of Product.

20+ years IT exp. in both public/private sector (incl. Mastercard, Unilever, MoJ).…
8/ 🔜 The team over at @Ethos_io [ $ETHOS ] shared a sneak peek vis-à-vis their upcoming feature that will allow Ethos Universal Wallet users to purchase #crypto in-app using @SimplexCC.
9/ 👋 @MARKETProtocol was added to @8x_Protocol's 'Protocol Weekly' - a newsletter exclusively showcasing the progress of #Ethereum L2 protocols.

In November, the #DeFi project is expected to launch MPX (MARKET Protocol Exchange), a simulated DEX.…
10/ 🆕 The world's first multi-chain DEX, @SwitcheoNetwork [ $SWTH ], shared its rollout details re #Callisto.

*22* #ERC20 tokens to be incrementally listed. Initially, 3 tokens in /ETH market (i.e., $MKR, $OMG and $DAI).

The post is thorough, check it!…
11/ 🤝 @DxChainNetwork [ $DX ] x @NKN_Org [ $NKN ]

#DxChain to provide blockchain-based storage and computing solutions for NKN. In exchange, NKN's #blockchain network transmission solution will be made accessible to the SF-based DxChain.…
12/ 📝 @IOTAtoken [ $IOTA ] was listed on the @Blockportio [ $BPT ] exchange platform.

Now, #Blockport users will be able to buy and sell IOTA via its Euro (€) gateway.
13/ 🔧 @WAX_io [ $WAX ] recognized two huge milestones, launching both the beta WAX Blockchain and the WAX Explorer!

These are explained in the below announcement, as are details re what's next for WAX (i.e., six projects, "major announcements").…
14/ 💅 @Blockstream's Elements project, an open source, sidechain-capable #blockchain platform, unveiled a brand new website.

Highly informative (and that's before you find the numerous code tutorials they've created). Neat!
15a/ 🔵 @OysterProtocol [ $PRL ] told the community its team discovered that the transferDirector function was utilized on the Oyster Protocol token contract.

Allowed a bad actor to re-open the PRL #ICO and re-issue new tokens (1 ETH = 5000 PRL).…
15b/ 🕵️‍♂️ These near-3,000,000 PRL tokens were sent to the @KuCoinCom #cryptocurrency exchange where they were market sold.

Prior to the halting of trades and withdrawals, ~$300k was extracted. PRL trading halted by #IDEX, too, citing "suspicious activity".
15c/ 🎭 Having previously passed 3 separate SC audits, Oyster believes 'Bruno Block' - the project's founder & chief architect - to be the only one able to transfer directorship within the PRL SC.

Likely to avoid detection from KuCoin's #KYC procedures beginning on Thursday.
16/ 🔝 #Augur reporter @defroi555 shared that decentralized prediction market platform @AugurProject [ $REP ] hit an ATH for open interest (USD) in its pre-reporting markets.
17/ 💧 On-chain liquidity protocol @KyberNetwork [ $KNC ] added support for @MakerDAO [ $MKR ] and @DccOfficial2018 [ $DCC ].

The two #ERC20-compliant tokens were made available on @KyberSwap, also, along w/ the other platforms tapping into the #KyberNetwork protocol.
18/ 🔊 The team behind the #Ethereum-powered @GetGitcoin #dApp announced the launch of the Gitcoin Community Ambassador Program, an initiative to grow its open source community and invest in contributors.…
19/ ®️ The #cryptocurrency valuation and ranking website, @CoinGecko, integrated Request Donations, an open-source solution out of @RequestNetwork [ $REQ ].

Now, users can seamlessly donate to #CoinGecko using either their $ETH or one of ten additional #ERC20 tokens. Simple as!
20/ 💰 An 80% stake of @Bitstamp was purchased by Belgian family investment holding NXMH. Nejc Kodrič will stay on as CEO, and will retain his 10% ownership interest.

NXMH is a subs. of the South Korean NXC Corp., which owns a ~65% stake in South-Korean #crypto exchange Korbit.
21/ 🌉 @TEDxSFbay shared @LauraShin's talk from #TEDxSanFrancisco 2018, 'How crypto could allow more people to be their own boss'.

The 16-min-long presentation by the 'Unchained' and 'Unconfirmed' host (and soon-to-be author) is certainly worth the watch!
22/ 🎊 LA-based @OpenNodeCo released its public beta!

This enables a broad user base to start accepting #bitcoin both on-chain and via the #LightningNetwork. Pricing support for 6 different currencies: USD, GBP, EUR, BRL, MXN, and AUD.…
23/❓ @Go_Chain's @Jason_Dekker1 (CEO) and @treeder (CTO) featured on YouTuber Crypto Rick's channel to conduct an AMA.

Updated on the progress of their project's scalable #blockchain and elaborated on the #GoChain-powered @Turbo_Wallet. Check it!
24/ 🌍 @PumaPay [ $PMA ] partnered w/ @MenaPayio, the first #blockchain-based payment gateway for Islamic finance in the MENA region.

The two will join forces to accelerate and #decentralize payments worldwide.…
25/ 📰 @NIXplatform [ $NIX ] released v1.0 of a technical overview titled 'Pedersen Anonymous Deposits: Commitment Key Packs'.

Proposes a full parameter address-less #blockchain payment platform that can be integrated via a soft fork. Read more:
26/ ✅ Prominent trading platform @eToro notified the community that @Binance's #Binance Coin [ $BNB ] will now be offered to its customers.

Now listed, #eToro users can buy or sell BNB using fiat. How convenient!
27/ 📽️ The #DeFi Summit (Prague) has come and gone. For those who missed out, however, video streams have been made available on #YouTube.

Thanks to @SetProtocol for condensing the four streaming links into one tweet!
28/ 📲 @GetDock - an #Ethereum-powered decentralized data exchange protocol - revealed that the #Binance-owned @TrustWalletApp has added full support for its #ERC20-compliant $DOCK token.…
29/ 🗞️ #Diar issued its latest newsletter. Another gem, @DiarNewsletter!

Thorough look at the multi-pronged growth path @Coinbase is building out. Insightful stats on #cryptocurrency trading volumes and volatility. And don't forget those minor headlines!…
30/ 🇬🇧 @TheFCA's Cryptoassets Task Force published its final report re the UK's approach to cryptoassets and DLT in financial services.

@PrestonJByrne had a great thread covering it. I encourage you to read it, unless you're one for 50-page reports.
31/ 🎆 On the eve of the #Ethereum community's #Devcon4, the @EntEthAlliance revealed that both the 'EEA Off-Chain Trusted Compute Spec v0.5' and the 'Enterprise Ethereum Client Spec v2.0' was now available for download on its website.
32/ 🎁 Virtual gifting-focussed project, @Gifto_io [ $GTO ], announced a strategic partnership with @Atlaspio [ $ATP ], the world’s largest social entertainment #blockchain ecosystem.

The two will work to enhance on-chain marketing and advertising.…
33/ 🧭 #Blockchain engineer @iam_preethi shared an engaging post about her journey into #crypto.

How the space inspired, then disheartened, and then reinvigorated her. The result? Founding @isTruStory, a social network for experts to discern truth.…
34/ 👀 Don't forget to check out the latest from a broader, industry-wide perspective, either.

For that type of #crypto news, be sure to head to @MessariCrypto and @TheBlock__, the best aggregators and communicators in the space, imo!

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