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Matthew Willemsen @mwill_crypto
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0/ The #crypto and #blockchain space can get awfully noisy. Below, the bits that caught my eye over the past 24 hours or so.

21 events compressed into a humble #Twitter thread. Enjoy!
1/ 🙋‍♂️ @IOTAtoken [ $IOTA ] made hires #52 and #53 for 2018 via Andreas Penzkofer and William Sanders.

The former is an electrical engineer and physicist specializing in analytical and numerical methods. The latter, an academic focused on commutative algebra and category theory.
2/ 💡 Australian #blockchain startup @PowerLedger_io [ $POWR ] upped its presence in the U.S., announcing the deployment of its P2P renewable #energy trading platform at licensed retail electric provider @APowernet's Pennsylvania HQ.

Click below for more!…
3/ 💸 @Zilliqa [ $ZIL ] unveiled the second wave of the Zilliqa Ecosystem Grant #BuildOnZil awardees.

A total of 11 teams received grants for their various project proposals, all of which will improve #Zilliqa's ease of development and UX.

Details here:…
4/ 🌻 Fresh off its Sapling launch, @ZcashCo [ $ZEC ] announced a preliminary outline of the goals/features of its next protocol upgrade, #ZcashBlossom.

Activation planned for ~29 October, 2019 (i.e., the one-year anniversary of Sapling's activation).…
5/ 🇹🇭 From one Z to another, @ZcoinOfficial [ $XZC ] revealed its #blockchain was used in the Thai Democrat Party's primary election. First large-scale use of the #technology in a political election.

127,479 total votes. Results available in <12 hours!…
6/ ⛽️ @PiotrKosinski (Tech Lead, @ChronoLogicETH) unveiled a meta transaction-powered GasStation Subscription Service. Set prices for #Ethereum gas. Neat!
7/ 🤝 @FoundationMidas, a DAO serving multi-#crypto wallet @MidasProtocol [ $MAS ], opened a $TOMO-denominated reserve on the @KyberNetwork [ $KNC ] liquidity protocol.

Now, Midas wallet owners can trade @TomoChainANN's token in a cheaper, faster and more secure way!
8/ ⚡️ #Bitcoin’s mainnet implementation of the #LightningNetwork has surpassed 4,000 nodes!

Network capacity now tracking at an ATH of 122.59 BTC (~$780,000); up 8% MoM.
9/ ⚖️ Speaking of ATHs, there is now >1,000,000 $ETH (~$204,250,000 USD) tied up in @MakerDAO CDPs!

Per @CoinMarketCap, the circulating supply of #ether is 103,187,648 ETH, meaning ~1% of all circulating $ETH is currently locked away in CDPs (h/t @sassal0x).
10/ 🔧 On $DAI, the @OpenLawOfficial team refactored a past loan demo to transact in the @MakerDAO #stablecoin (rather than $ETH).

Parties more comfortable engaging in #blockchain-based commercial txs, whilst managing risk w/ an #OpenLaw legal agreement.…
11/ 3⃣ Great write-up out of SF-based @Swish_Labs on the three properties they see as vital re #blockchain's chances of becoming a widely used #technology down the line.

Scalability and oracles. There, that's two of them 😉…
12/ 🦅 Just as fellow #0x relayer @Open_Relay did yesterday, @RadarRelay published an update on regulatory strategy.

Emphasis on Radar "maintain[ing] the characteristics of a passive online bulletin board," and "a meticulous token compliance process."…
13/ 📣 @LiamiHorne of Counterfactual (@StateChannels) published the team's first development update.

The basic foundations of the @L4ventures open-source project are built and with it, a new phase is being entered into. Click through to see what's next!…
14/ 🆕 At last, @EthChris, @AlexBeregszaszi and the team working on @Ethereum's #Solidity shipped the 0.5.0 release. Well done to all involved!

Due to the extended wait, the release "amassed an incredibly long list of changes." See them all below.…
15/ 🗞️ Another week, another killer ed. of 'Proof of Work' by Eric Meltzer (@wheatpond)!

Aside from a number of updates submitted by #blockchain projects, PoW #46 sees Eric fill us in on the latest #crypto-related reg. developments out of China/Hong Kong.…
16/ ✍️ Want a *comprehensive* primer on distributed systems and consensus? Then look no further than this blog post by @iam_preethi (Founder & CEO, @isTruStory).

Brilliantly written for the layperson, Preethi somehow got me to read 'til the end!…
17/ 🔥 @MessariCrypto's @HuangSpenser has done it again! After sharing the generalized mining canon yesterday, he's fronted up once more.

Today, a #DEX-specific page! Protocol whitepapers, resources/tools, blog posts. It's all there. Top work, Spenser!…
18/ 💪 On @MessariCrypto, they announced 'Leveling Up', a series where the team will release their field notes for all to see!

Sessions already done on @AugurProject [ $REP ], #Lightning, @Decentraland [ $MANA ] and TCRs. Will roll out over coming weeks.…
19/ 🔬 Can't wait for #Messari's @AugurProject [ $REP ] field notes? Then @ResearchCircle has your back!

@RiaBhutoria compiled one helluva report on #crypto prediction markets. Also featured: @GnosisPM [ $GNO ] and @STX_Coin [ $STX ].

Terrific work, Ria!…
20/ 🗣️ Wanting to learn more on @Elastos_org [ $ELA ]? Then this interview between #crypto-YouTuber @ChicoCrypto and developer @JimmyLipham is a must watch!

Plenty of #Elastos-related details I'd never heard of before, particularly re founder Rong Chen.
21a/ 📊 @nlw and @ClayCollins teamed up to publish the below write-up on @NomicsFinance.

They comprehensively cover the market metrics used in the #crypto space, incl. the measurements we may see supplant the flawed market cap metric. Well put-together!…
21b/ 🐦 Prefer staying on Twitter? In that case, @nlw has compiled a terrific 33-part thread as an alternative to the @NomicsFinance essay.
22/ 🔙 Been out of the loop so far this week? That's okay. It happens.

Luckily, I compiled a 32-part thread yesterday for all the #blockchain- and #crypto-related goodies I came across throughout Monday/Tuesday. I've left it here.

'Til next time!

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