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Matthew Willemsen @mwill_crypto
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0/ We've hit the ground running this week in #crypto- and #blockchain-land!

Below is an 18-part thread to help you stay up-to-date on what's been happening over the past 24 hours. You're welcome!
1/ 📽️ Firstly, big congrats to those who shot and uploaded the #devcon4 presentations!

All now up on both #YouTube and @SlidesLive. Featured rooms: Spectrum (Main Stage), Prism (Side Stage), Radiant Orchid (Breakout Room) and Ultra Violet (Breakout Room).…
2/ 🇪🇸 @RestartEnergyio [ $MWAT ] - the world's first market-ready #blockchain energy trading platform - has continued its franchise-driven expansion into Spain, announcing the acquisition of a second regional Type B franchise (this time in Valencia).…
3/ 👋 Announced today was Risk Labs' @UMAprotocol, a decentralized financial contracts platform enabling Universal Market Access.

Uses novel systems and economic incentives to transparently and
efficiently maintain collateral and accurately settle txs.…
4/ 🌉 @POANetwork [ $POA ] announced that @MakerDAO [ $MKR ] is now a validator for both the network and bridge of xDAI Chain, an #Ethereum-compatible sidechain where $DAI is the native currency.

They represent the third validator, with the fourth to be added within a few days.
5/ ⚖️ Staying with @MakerDAO's Dai #stablecoin, KuCoin opened a $DAI market. Trading pairs include BTC, ETH, USDT and MKR.

@KuCoinCom listed the $MKR token in its $BTC and $ETH markets, also.
6/ 🤝 @KyberNetwork [ $KNC ] x @Decentraland [ $MANA ]

Kyber's decentralized liquidity protocol has been integrated with the #Ethereum-powered VR platform. Gives LAND purchasers the ability to pay using 1 of 8 #ERC20 tokens (incl. @MakerDAO's $MKR & $DAI, plus @Binance's $BNB)!
7/ 🔛 Speaking of @Decentraland, today (09:00 EST) marked the start of another LAND Auction. Will run until December 23rd.

All available parcels priced at 200,000 $MANA. Price is progressively lowered until 1,000 MANA on the 23rd (i.e., Dutch auction).…
8/ 🔘 @CirclePay-owned #cryptocurrency exchange @Poloniex became the first to support the native token of @FoamSpace [ $FOAM ], a so-called 'proof-of-location' protocol designed to build out a consensus-driven world map. Trading in $BTC and $USDC pairs starts today!
9/ 🙋‍♀️ @IOTAtoken [ $IOTA ] welcomed lawyer Mariana De Le Roche Wills (Social Impact and Regulatory Affairs) and businesswoman Janna Zielinkski (Head of Strategic Projects) onboard.

These hires marked the IOTA Foundation's 60th and 61st, respectively, for the year!
10/ 💰 On @IOTAtoken [ $IOTA ], the IOTA Foundation announced its third cohort of IOTA Ecosystem Development Fund grantees for the year.

$511,820 worth of grants to M2M Ecosystem Showcase (@AkitaBlock),@XDK2MAM and CryptoCore.…
11/ 🎄 Leading #crypto exchange @Coinbase kicked off its '12 Days of Coinbase' campaign by revealing that its U.S. customers can now spend #crypto balances on @WeGift e-gift cards.
12/ 🇮🇱 Per Israeli #business news outlet Globes, #bitcoin mining giant Bitmain is shutting down its Bitmaintech Israel development centre this week, leaving its 23 employees without a job.

Unsurprisingly, #crypto market conditions were blamed.
13/ 🐨 @TomTerado (Community, @bitfwdxyz & @Tenzorum) has updated his superb #infographic re Australia's budding #blockchain ecosystem.

Check out all *124* listed organizations in the below blog post. Keep it up, Tom!…
14/ 🦅 The ever-insightful @JChervinsky (Lawyer, @KobreKimLLP) put together a great thread vis-à-vis the VanEck/SolidX #bitcoin ETF proposal, which last week was delayed by the SEC for the last possible time.

I encourage you to give it a read!
15/ 📢 Another thread came from #Ethereum's @VitalikButerin, who shared his thoughts on the applicability of #blockchain in non-financial sectors.

If social costs can fall by proportionally more than rises in computational costs, then we're looking good!
16/ 📝 Heaps of great #bitcoin- and #crypto-related research reports coming out recently. Below is another I came across today from N.Y.-based @Delphi_Digital.

A well-presented, high-quality 59-page report. Thanks for sharing, team!
17/ ⛏️ @BitMEXResearch analyzed the impact the #bitcoin [ $BTC ] price decline may have on the mining space.

Hashrate has fallen by ~31% since the start of Nov. (≈1.3m Bitmain S9 machines), yet, for some, the "situation may be better than people expect."…
18/ 📉 In closing, @DavidGerard shared a thorough rundown of Eastman Kodak's and (then) WENN Digital's KodakCoin #ICO and blockchain-powered #KODAKOne stock photography portal.

Very well put together, David. You certainly weren't short on material!

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