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0/ Been away from the #crypto and #blockchain space for a while and now find yourself out-of-the-loop?

Fear not! I've pieced together a thread dedicated to ecosystem events that occurred over the past day or two. Read on to get back up to speed.
1/ 🥼 Over on #EthResearch, @JieyiLong proposed a SNARK-based sidechain for #ERC20 tokens.

Can reduce processing time per transaction significantly on the #Ethereum network, relative to a fully on-chain ERC20 smart contract. Click below for more!…
2/ 🤝 @FantomFDN x Fuiou Group

Having partnered with one of China's leading payment solution provider, #Fantom will work to integrate its pioneering DAG-based smart contract platform to give Fuiou users access to a faster, more scalable payment service.…
3/ 👛 One of the top mobile #cryptocurrency wallets in the space, #Binance-owned @TrustWalletApp, announced the addition of @helloiconworld [ $ICX ].

Be it on #iOS or #Android, Trust users can now securely store, send and receive ICX.
4/ 📣 The team behind Austin-domiciled @ERCdEX announced that its #Ethereum-powered #DEX is pivoting to "providing legally-compliant markets for security tokens."

Trading was halted immediately. Has partnered with @Onfido and @ComplyAdvantage on KYC/AML.…
5/ 🇺🇸 America's seventh most populous state, Ohio, is set to become the first U.S. state to accept #bitcoin for tax bills.

Starting this week, #Ohio businesses will be able to register with the state gov't to pay some taxes with $BTC (via the @BitPay payment processor).
6/ 👥 @Quark_Chain [ $QKC ] announced the launch of its QuarkChain Ambassador Program.

The #QuarkChain Foundation will distribute 1,000,000+ QKC to eligible ambassadors. Excludes citizens and residents of the U.S. Find out more below!…
7/ 💰 S.F.-based security token startup @Securitize_io has raised $12.75M in a @BlockchainCap-led Series A equity round.

Other participants: Coinbase Ventures, @Ripple's Xpring, Global Brain Corporation, @OKEx's OK Blockchain Capital, and more.
8/ 📸 @Waltonchain [ $WTC ] announced it will, once again, perform a snapshot of all #ERC20 WTC wallet addresses.

Users holding >5,000 WTC are eligible to apply for the Master Node status on the #mainnet.

More details:…
9/ 🔛 Decentralized, commission-free #eCommerce platform @PublicMrkt [ $PTRN ] has launched, as has their 20-day-long 'Holiday Bonus Rewards' program!

Disrupting the oligopolistic online marketplace sector. Keeping an eye on this one!
10/ 🔎 The code for the #0xTracker is now open source!

Now, any @0xProject followers can contribute to the future of the trade explorer and news aggregator. Also set for a branding and UI overhaul by @dApp_boi, a designer who has previously worked with various #crypto projects.
11/ 📝 The first non-custodian exchange supporting both the #NEO and #Ethereum #blockchain networks, @SwitcheoNetwork [ $SWTH ], announced the listing of 19 new #ERC20 trading pairs.

Includes #aelf [ $ELF ], #Bluzelle [ $BLZ ], #Quant [ $QNT ] and more!…
12/ 🥇 @Binance_Info, the info. portal of leading #crypto exchange @Binance, launched its Gold Label Project to "help ensure users obtain timely updates on crypto projects, as well as trustworthy, accurate, and comprehensive information."

More details:…
13/ ⚖️ Staying with @Binance, they announced that USDT Market (USDT) had become combined with Stablecoin Market (USDⓈ).

According to the #Binance team, they can now "support more trading pairs with different stablecoins offered as a base pair."…
14/ 🆕 Speaking of #cryptocurrency exchanges, a new, well-funded player by the name of BHEX is launching this week.

Founded by James Ju, the former VP of Technology at X Financial (NYSE: XYF) and CTO of @HuobiGlobal. Click through for press statement.…
15/ 🗽 Parisian crypto security startup @LedgerHQ opened a satellite office in New York.

They've hired @DemoSkalkotos to head the global business unit operations for Vault, a self-custody, multi-authorization #crypto wallet management solution for the financial industry.
16/ 📏 Pioneering decentralized derivatives protocol @dydxprotocol added a new Short ETH [ $sETH ] token to its margin trading platform, expo.

Short ETH 12/15 (2x) marks the first-ever sETH to have an initial leverage ratio of -2x.
17/ ✍️ @NovakMikayla, a postdoctoral research fellow at pioneering #blockchain research hub @BlockchainRMIT, wrote a terrific piece exploring the possibilities of what she dubs #crypto-fiscal federalism. Greater public sector scrutiny - much needed!…
18/ 🎙️ @PeterMcCormack uploaded the latest episode of his @WhatBitcoinDid podcast.

After having firstly detailed the motivations behind her July dissent statement, guest @HesterPeirce (SEC Commissioner) explains the SEC's role and decision-making process.…
19/ 🚀 @EConoar (Founder, @EthHub_io) launched his new podcast, 'Into the Ether'.

For the first episode, Eric chatted to the @Ethereum Foundation's @HudsonJameson about the recent #devcon4, the future of #Ethereum and more!
20/ 🗞️ @Evan_Van_Ness published this week's edition of 'Week in Ethereum'.

Click below to get the latest on the #Ethereum ecosystem incl. L1/L2 solutions, developer-related news, progress re various token standards, project updates, media links and more!…
21/ 🗣️ Staying with #Etheruem, its founder @VitalikButerin took to r/Ethereum to explain in greater detail the tradeoffs involved in deciding upon the minimum $ETH staking requirement for prospective validators.…
22/ 🌱 One of the most prominent writers in the space, @TonySheng, penned one helluva article distinguishing between so-called 'ethos users' and 'ethos-agnostic users', so as to more clearly conceive of what real growth means in the context of #crypto.…
23/ 📊 Closing with a couple more newsletters, @FadiAboualfa's @DiarNewsletter delved deep into trading volumes across multiple top-tier #crypto exchanges, EU regulations, #bitcoin mining profitability, an op-ed from Citi Ventures' Omid Malekan and more!…
24/ 📰 @8x_Protocol's 'Protocol Weekly #18' is up!

This week's newsletter - which showcases the progress of L1 and #Ethereum-based L2 protocols - features @ParityTech, @Aion_Network, @Wanchain_org, @Loopringorg, @AirSwap, @Quantstamp and more.

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