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Matthew Willemsen @mwill_crypto
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0/ Before the arrival of the weekend, we had a spate of news related to the #cryptocurrency and #blockchain ecosystem.

Keep reading to get up to speed on the latest goings-ons from the past day or so. You ready?
1/ 🆕 The team over at @ParityTech launched the alpha version of its Parity Fether wallet for the #Ethereum.

Fether uses the Parity Ethereum light client to access the #blockchain, as opposed to most #crypto wallets that are reliant on a centralized node.…
2/ 🌊 After 4 full source-code rewrites, @PerlinNetwork [ $PERL ] unveiled the pre-alpha version of Wavelet.

It's the *first* publicly available, open, permissionless ledger that makes use of a DAG-based consensus protocol. Check it!…
3/ 🤓 Leading #cryptocurrency exchange @Binance launched its analysis division. Read up!

Dubbed @BinanceResearch, the team aims to release institutional-grade reports on certain #crypto projects.

First two: @LoomNetwork [ $LOOM ], @Go_Chain [ $GO ]

Soon: @PundiXLabs [ $NPXS ]
4/ 🔜 @Summa_One announced they'll host the world's first cross-chain auction next Thursday. This PoC will allow users to bid on #Ethereum NFTs w/ #bitcoin [ $BTC ]. Neat!

10 Dutch auctions to run concurrently. Asking price falls every few blocks.

5a/ ☝️ Three noteworthy #Twitter threads re Thursday's C&D order by the SEC against Zachary Coburn (Founder, #EtherDelta).

Firstly, we had @MSantoriESQ (President & CLO, @Blockchain) share his valued insights with the community.
5b/ ✌️ @Katherineykwu (Biz. Dev. and Community Management, @MessariCrypto) followed suit not long after; calling upon her many years in law to compose a coherent, helpful thread of her own.

Much appreciated, Katherine!
5c/ 👌 Thirdly, @JChervinsky (Associate Lawyer, @KobreKimLLP) came to the fore several hours later, putting together the below 18-part beast of a thread.
6/ ⚖️ Emerging #cryptocurrency exchange @COBINHOOD [ $COB ] listed *four* new stablecoins - $DAI, $PAX, $GUSD, and $TUSD - as a means by which to hedge against an over-reliance on @Tether_to [ $USDT ].

4 of these 5 are in top 100 cryptos (by MC)! Someone say bear market?
7/ 🗾 Singapore-domiciled @TomoChainANN [ $TOMO ] entered into the Land of the Rising Sun!

The Tokyo office is a JV between #TomoChain and Japanese IT solution provider, @VNEXTsoftware. Hopes to capitalize on the strong amount of interest already expressed by Japanese firms.
8/ 💅 Australian #blockchain startup @BlockGrain [ $AGRI ] officially rebranded to #AgriChain.

Why? Ongoing expressions of interest from companies external to the grain industry. We're talking players in the wool, cotton, fruit/veg, and chia seed sectors!…
9a/ 🛰️ #Qtum-powered @SpaceChain [ $SPC ] announced its second-gen blockchain node successfully launched from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre on Oct 25.

A huge step toward their goal of creating an open-source, #blockchain-based satellite network. Neat!…
9b/ 📝 Staying with @SpaceChain, the native token to its ecosystem - $SPC - was listed on major U.S.-based #crypto exchange, @BittrexExchange.

The listing saw just one trading pair created: SPC/BTC.
10/ 🔲 In @Square's 3Q18 earnings report, the mobile payment giant generated $43M in revenue from #bitcoin; contributing $555,000 to its quarterly bottom line. Total 3Q revenue was $882M, and so 4.9% was attributable to $BTC.

Link to shareholder letter:…
11/ 🎙️ @TheCryptoZombie uploaded a great interview with Isaac Kim (COO, @NULSservice).

Learn about #NULS-specific innovations such as the Code Craft Council (CCC), Chain Factory, and Proof-of-Credit (PoC) consensus. Keeping an eye on this one!
12a/ 🙋‍♀️ @IOTAtoken [ $IOTA ] welcomed Anne Smith onboard as a senior project and partner relationship manager for the team's 'Mobility & Automotive' vertical.

Previously held roles at #tech giants including @Cisco, @Apple and @Nokia, focussed on IP security and networking/comms.
12b/ 🔌 Anne marks the #IOTA Foundation's **51st** hire of the year. Can only think of a few #crypto and #blockchain projects that would've topped that.

Find out how a recent hiring spree got them to the big 5-0 in my new article for @CryptoCoin_Spy!…
13/ ☄️ SF-based @TotientLabs, an activist #crypto hedge fund & #blockchain venture studio, unveiled Comet.

It's a web-native wallet that enables #dApps on @VeChainOfficial's #VeChainThor. Supports #Web3 & #VeChain's Connex. Accepting closed beta signups.…
14/ 🇨🇳 On @VeChainThor [ $VET ], the team published a blog post covering their participation in the inaugural China International Import Expo (Nov 5-10).

This involved CEO @SunshineLu24 unveiling the logistics #blockchain solution co-developed w/ @DNVGL.…
15/ 📚 The team at @EnigmaMPC [ $ENG ] published a blog post detailing *all* aspects of its #crypto project.

Love it when #blockchain startups do this, always so handy as a reference for times when you're in need of a refresher. Wish more followed suit!…
16/ 🗞️ Eric Meltzer (@wheatpond) published the 45th issue of his valuable 'Proof of Work' newsletter.

Updates from all your favourite projects, along w/ some of Eric's #crypto-related observations from his Japan trip earlier in November.

Worth the read!
17/ 📨 Another top-notch newsletter of the #crypto ecosystem, @8x_Protocol's 'Protocol Weekly', also came out.

Showcasing the progress of L1 and #Ethereum L2 protocols, issue #16 features @ParityTech, @CDx_Project, @Quantstamp, @AirSwap, and more!…
18/ 👈 Staying with the #Ethereum-powered @8x_Protocol, they published an October recap.

Improved the payment gateway's UX, became a #DeFi member, participated in #SFBlockchainWeek, and much more. Oh, and 'Protocol Weekly' will be rebranding, too!…
19/ 🗣️ On the podcast front, I really enjoyed @SendWyre's 12th instalment of Wyre Talks with @dydxprotoco's @AntonioMJuliano (Founder & CEO) and @ZhuoxunYin (Head of Operations).

Main outtake: "Corn is just fundamentally a lot different from Ethereum" 🤯…
20/ 🎧 Another that caught my eye (ear?), was @LauraShin's talk with Emin Gün Sirer (@el33th4xor) on Unconfirmed.

The Cornell prof., @initc3org co-director and @bloXrouteLabs founder/chief scientist spoke about the SEC-#EtherDelta case, #Devcon4 and Ava.…
21/ 🤝 @HorizonState [ $HST ] x @Halo_Platform [ $HALO ]

Citing security as the reason, the #blockchain voting-oriented project selected the all-in-one #cryptocurrency management platform as its network provider. $HST will be listed on #HaloDEX, also.
22/🚢 Serial shipper @AustinGriffith (Director of Research, @GetGitcoin) does it again!

His latest: the Burner Wallet. Send @MakerDAO's $DAI from phone *without* any wallet download, seed phrase, or gas costs! Runs on @POANetwork's xDai sidechain. Nice!…
23/ ⛓️ Feel like I'm including this in most threads, but... @ChainLink [ $LINK ] announced a partnership!

This time, the decentralized oracle network will integrate its technology with @HydrogenAPI [ $HYDRO ]. Enables smart contracts to act on messages sent from the Hydro API.
24/ 📰 @KyleSamani (MP, @MulticoinCap) shared a blog post exploring token distribution models.

In it, he highlights a novel approach (i.e., Merkle mining) being taken by the @LivePeerOrg team vis-à-vis the distribution of its so-called work token, $LPT.…
25/ ⏪ Been out of the loop this week? Then fear not!

I've been compiling similar threads throughout the week. Below is for the ~24 hours preceding the thread you're reading now.
26/ 🔙 And for those special folk who've stayed off #Twitter all week, see the attached 29-part behemoth I whipped up vis-à-vis some #crypto/#blockchain-related events that took place on Tues-Wed (depending on your whereabouts).

'Til next time!

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