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Matthew Willemsen @mwill_crypto
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0/ It's that time again! As always, there's been *plenty* happening in the #crypto/#blockchain space over the past ~24 hours.

And so, I've compiled this thread to help keep you in the know. I hope it can do just that. Now, shall we?
1/ 🤝 Prof. services giant @PwC_China established a joint research initiative with #blockchain research organisation @LoopringOrg [ $LRC ], focusing on decentralized trading protocols designed to promote future #crypto ecosystems.…
2/ 🇺🇸 The world's largest decentralized lending protocol, #ETHLend, just got *a lot* bigger after the founder of its parent company - @AaveAave - revealed they'd start "allowing US borrowers to borrow cryptocurrencies within ETHLand."

Learn more:…
3/ 🧰 @OntologyNetwork [ $ONT ] introduced their very own #blockchain #dApp development framework, Punica Suite.

Devs got a full set of open-source dApp development tools, including Punica CLI, Solo Chain, Punica Boxes, and daApp tutorial.

#BUIDL away, you devs!
4/ 🙋‍♂️ Top #bitcoin and #blockchain payments provider, #BitPay, today announced the appointment of @RolfHaag as its head of business solutions!

Haag, a former director of @WesternUnion's global payments division, will manage #BitPay’s B2B and Mass Payments businesses.
5/ 👛 Leading #cryptocurrency hardware wallet provider @LedgerHQ celebrated its 4th #CryptoTuesday (i.e., first Tuesday of the month) by adding support for 4 (6) #crypto-assets to its Ledger Blue (Nano S).

These are: $MUSIC, $GAME, $EGEM, $MIX ( $LSK + $FCT ).
6/ 👥 The day after its fellow top-tier #crypto hardware wallet firm's #CryptoTuesday event, @Trezor stole the spotlight with their own special announcement.

The @SatoshiLabs subsidiary released Model T v2.0.9 and #TrezorOne v1.7.1.

7/ 🚘 @carVertical_com [ $CV ] x @IOTAtoken [ $IOTA ]

The two unveiled carVertical.CITY, an #IoT platform that'll start by offering a solution for automatic car parking. CV is primary payment method. IOTA also supported.

Watch coherent overview:
8/ ⚖️ SF-based @CompoundFinance declared that @MakerDAO's $DAI will integrate with its protocol after community voting closed.

149 of the 318 voters (46.85%) chose the #Ethereum-powered Dai as their preferred #stablecoin; pipping CENTRE's $USDC by just 5 votes!
9/ 🖖 @WilliamShatner - best known as Captain Kirk from Star Trek - got into a back-and-forth with @decentrali regarding the extent to which #Ethereum is (de)centralized. Check it!
10a/ 🤯 Ahead of the #BitcoinCash [ $BCH ] hard fork, @CirclePay's @Poloniex opened pre-fork trading of the two planned protocol upgrades, Bitcoin Cash ABC [ $BCHABC ] and Bitcoin Cash SV [ $BCHSV ].

Click for more details (and acronyms).…
10b/ 🔥 @Nic__Carter was on fiiyah with his commentary on the above #Poloniex update.

Take a moment to appreciate these back-to-back zingers!
11/ 🌱 @BlockGrain (#AgriChain) announced that its $AGRI #cryptocurrency will officially be listed next Monday!

What exchange? Well, "an exciting platform that shares our vision for the future," Figure that one out 😉
12/ 🗺️ @AxieInfinity announced integration with the #Ethereum-powered @Decentraland [ $MANA / $LAND ] platform!

Axie mascots hiding around #Decentraland’s Genesis City. They also integrated access points to Axie Egg Shop and #0x-powered Axie Marketplace.…
13/ 📢 Led by founders @RobViglione and @RolfVersluis, the @HorizenGlobal [ $ZEN ] team conducted their first *monthly* video update.

Viewers heard the latest on #Horizen's biz. dev., #crypto exchange listings, marketing performance, and overall strategy.
14/ 🗣️ Ep. 14 of @AlexSaundersAU's #AskNugget is up!

In it, the @NuggetsNewsAU CEO spoke to @TraderCobb about various #crypto projects whose native token values are beginning to reflect an alignment of FA and TA.

Finger on the pulse as always, you two!
15/ 🛡️ Dual-layered protocol for financial assets @PALNetwork_ [ $PAL ] released PAL Token Shield v2.0, a mutual-aid insurance product protecting users against falling token values.

*Some* changes: UI/UX boost, 5 cryptos listed, and 24/7 pools.

For more:…
16/ 📝 Fast-growing Indonesian #blockchain startup @PundiXLabs had its $NXPS token listed on one of South Korea's largest #cryptocurrency exchanges, @UPbitExchange.

Notably, #UPbit made just one trading pair available: NXPS/BTC.
17/ 🏙️ The @JustinSunTron-led @TronFoundation [ $TRX ] revealed that #TRON entered a partnership with NeoWorld, a #blockchain-based multiplayer online virtual world.

Having recently entered #NeoWorld, TRON's virtual building is already ranked #1 in height and working rewards.
18/ 💰 @Genesis_Vision [ $GVT ] managed to add to its line of partner-brokers @EXANTE_EU - "a broker for professionals and a one-stop shop for all kinds of derivatives."

Since launching in 2011, EXANTE now offers 50,000+ financial products.

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