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Matthew Willemsen @mwill_crypto
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0/ The level of daily activity that takes place in the #crypto and #blockchain space never ceases to amaze me.

Below, a 22-part thread full of project announcements and other ecosystem events from the past ~24 hours. Enjoy!
1/ 🚀 @DharmaProtocol- and @CompoundFinance-powered @Bloqboard introduced its 'Offers to Lend' feature!

Now, lenders can offer to lend $BAT, $DAI, $REP, $WETH and $ZRX in a P2P-manner from their @MetaMask_io wallet. Can be done in under a minute!
2/ 🙋‍♂️ Hong Kong-headquartered @CryptoCom appointed Tyson Hackwood (@tysonius) to its leadership team as senior vice president and head of global merchant acquisition.

Previously, Tyson led @PaypalHereAU and @Braintree's Asia-Pacific region. Big hire!…
3a/☝️ Two #Cardano-related releases by @InputOutputHK today. The first was in reference to the #Marlowe domain-specific language.

Whilst the full release is anticipated for mid-2019, users can, as of today, explore Marlowe using Meadow.…
3b/✌️ The other ann. from #IOHK was the release of its open-source Plutus Platform, a smart contract language for the #Cardano #blockchain.

They have created Plutus Playground so as to let devs try #Plutus w/o having to download/install anything. Neat!…
4/ 🚢 @JoinColony [ $CLNY ] unveiled a decentralized capital allocation mechanism known as 'BudgetBox'.

Designed to support the development of applications on top of the Colony Network. Cool to see more work going into decentralized governance!…
5/ 🤝 @MorphCrypto [ $MRPH ] x @H_O_L_O_

Morpheus and its new partner (i.e., the team behind #Holochain [ $HOLO ]) will collaborate on building out use cases specific to supply-chain tracking, as well as tracing in-store merchandising.
6a/ 🦅 The U.S. CTFC has published a Request for Input (RFI) in an effort to improve its "understanding of the technology, mechanics, and markets for virtual currencies beyond Bitcoin, namely Ether and its use on the Ethereum Network."…
6b/ 👥 In swift response to the CTFC's call for public input, @econoar and @sassal0x have put together a draft doc. on the @EthHub_io GitHub repo addressing the agency's #Ethereum-related queries.

Feel free to provide answers by submitting a pull request!…
7/ 🆕 Developer @VBaranov authored a post revealing that the latest version of Nifty Wallet, a Chrome ext. natively supporting the @POANetwork [ $POA ] and POA Sokol testnet, users will be able to *directly* interact with #Ethereum smart contracts!…
8/ 💸 Venture capital group @AlgoCapital today launched a $100M fund to invest in emerging disruptors that are built leveraging the decentralized economy powered by the @Algorand [ $ALGO ] #blockchain.
9/ 📣 The #IOTA Foundation announced an internal restructuring whereby two teams (Alpha and Omega) will work concurrently. The former to focus on cloud services, and the latter on fog services/edge computing.

Will bring better #GitHub transparency, too!…
10/ 🗣️ In an admirably transparent video, @HorizenGlobal's [ $ZEN ] team lead and co-founder @RobViglione disclosed the budgetary revisions #Horizen has recently made.

Now, a doubling of the Treasury payout to 20% of block rewards is being proposed.
11/ 🌊 @OceanProtocol announced Ocean's integration with @ThisIsFrag, @DaanGerits and @fxnoir's decentralized machine-learning platform, @fitchain_io.

Click through for a template of the fitchain Service Execution Agreement (SEA).…
12/ 📝 Major U.S.-domiciled #cryptocurrency exchange @BittrexExchange added @0xProject [ $ZRX ] to its USD market.

This represented the 13th #crypto-asset added to #Bittrex's USD market, and just the third since the end of May.
13/ 📢 Decentralized, P2P network for idle computing power, @GolemProject [ $GNT ], published its second demonstration video re its Graphene-ng product.

Their corresponding blog post features various #Golem-specific FAQs, also.…
14/ 🎁 @TenXwallet [ $PAY ] announced the issuance of a new ERC20- and ERC1462-compliant rewards token called the TenX token (i.e., not a token swap). Snapshot: 30th December 2018 (22:00 UTC+8).

Click through for TenX's announcement.…
15/ 🦊 #Ethereum dApp browser @MetaMask_io has shipped v5.2.0 to the Chrome and Firefox stores.

The update features a new-and-improved gas input, usability enhancements vis-à-vis being able to speed up and even *cancel* pending transactions!
16/ 🛰️ @XYOracleNetwork [ $XYO ], a #crypto-location protocol connecting #blockchain to the 'real' world, has partnered w/ @SpaceflightInc to send its first LEO satellite (#EtherX) into space in late-2019!

Will be part a SpaceX Falcon 9's payload. Now *that* is an announcement!
17/ 🎄 For day #2 of #Coinbase's '12 Days of Coinbase' campaign, the major #crypto exchange donated $10,000 worth of #Zcash [ $ZEC ] to support the GiveCrypto’s project in the Venezuelan border town of Santa Elena de Uairen.

Will support over 50 families!…
18/ 🎧 On the #podcast front, Dan Romero (@dwr) appeared on @LauraShin's 'Unchained' for a captivating hour-long chat.

The #Coinbase V.P. explains how the #crypto exchange lists new digital assets, anti-insider trading protocol, growth strategy and more!…
19/ 📽️ For his second 'where are they now?' follow-up interview, @AlexSaundersAU (Founder & CEO, @NuggetsNewsAU) chatted to @Loki_Project's [ $LOKI ] @_Haafingar (Project Lead) and @JefferysKee (Tech Lead). Discussed also was the controversial #AAA2018.
20/ 💭 Seasoned venture capitalist @FredWilson (Co-Founder, @USV) detailed why he believes it *may* be time to go value-hunting in the haemorrhaged #crypto market. @CBurniske (Partner, @PlaceholderVC) earnt himself a nice shoutout, too!…
21/ 🔎 @Brad_Laurie put together a top-quality overview of #blockchain-based financial asset tokenization platform @OwnMarket [ $CHX ].

Thanks for sharing, Brad! Will be my go-to source whenever I need to reference anything to do with Own.
22/ 🗞️ In closing, be sure to check out Eric Meltzer's (@wheatpond) latest issue of 'Proof of Work' for all the latest development news from various top-notch #crypto projects (plus some on-the-ground insights out of China re the #bitcoin mining space)!…
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