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0/ We're finishing the week with a head of steam!

Keep reading for a 26-part thread covering the latest happenings in the #crypto/#blockchain space from the past day or so.
1/ ⭕️ @Opera has launched its #crypto-enabled Android mobile browser!

Includes a built-in #cryptocurrency wallet, support for #Ethereum/Web3, and interactivity with dApps such as @AxieInfinity and @CryptoKitties. What an achievement!
2/ 🔃 @MakerDAO's $MKR and $DAI are now live on the @Wanchain_org [ $WAN ] mainnet!

The Dai #stablecoin will utilize Wanchain's cross-chain functionality, allowing for #bitcoin [ $BTC ] to be exchanged for Dai in a decentralized manner.
3/ 🇷🇺 #Crypto mining and #blockchain software co. @BitfuryGroup partnered with global consulting firm @PwC to establish a Russia-based accelerator initiative aimed at enterprise clients.

Click through for PwC Russia's press release.…
4/ ⛵️ #Crypto-collectables P2P marketplace @ProjectOpenSea announced the acquisition of @AtomicBazaar - an #Ethereum digital asset marketplace focused on trading mixed sets of NFTs.

Beyond project integration, the Atomic Bazaar team is joining OpenSea!…
5/ 🔌 @MobilumCom [ $MBM ] announced it will integrate its trading platform with decentralized oracle network @Chainlink [ $LINK ].

Will pull #crypto price feed data to calculate the amount of #cryptocurrency needed to settle fiat-denominated conversions.…
6/ 🗺️ Early next year, @Binance venture arm @BinanceLabs will launch incubator programs in Berlin, Lagos, Buenos Aires, Hong Kong and Singapore!

Offering 10-week onsite programs for early-stage #blockchain projects. Announced as the inaugural S.F.-based program ends on Friday.
7/ 🔜 #Blockchain-based cloud computing startup @Dfinity has scrapped plans to release a cut-down version of its Internet Computer.

New software framework and SDK expected to be incrementally released starting 1Q19. Testnet in late-2Q19.…
8/ 🤝 @TomoChainANN [ $TOMO ] has entered into a strategic partnership with enterprise #blockchain solution @OneLedgerTech.

They'll share technical resources, cooperate in #marketing/co-branding activities, and explore the development of a OneLedger-TomoChain sidechain.
9/ 🎤 @UjoMusic, an #Ethereum-based, @ConsenSys-backed music software services #startup, has launched Ujo Portal v1.0!

Upload and sell your music for #crypto. Receive 100% of the funds (i.e., Ujo takes no cut). Control of rights retained by the artist.…
10/ 💪 Leading #blockchain-based encyclopaedia @Everipedia [ $IQ ] announced big plans to improve and expand its IQ ecosystem.

Increasing team size in Santa Monica, Stockholm, China and Korea. Building various #EOSIO-powered dApps. More in announcement!…
11/ 🚢 @OpenFinanceIO is now out of beta, making them the first to launch a live, regulated security token trading platform in the United States!

Tokenized VC fund @BlockchainCap [ $BCAP ] to be one of the first tradable security tokens.…
12/ 💸 Leading white-label SaaS platform @TokenSoftInc announced its investment in an SEC-registered broker-dealer, now renamed as TokenSoft Global Markets.

Will allow TokenSoft to manage clients' STOs on their behalf. Much needed!…
13/ 👋 @BasisProtocol CEO Nader Al-Naji authored a post detailing the many circumstances that prompted him and his team's decision to return capital to investors and shut down the Basis project.

In April, Basis raised $133M for its #stablecoin project.…
14/ 🎙️ @IOTAtoken [ $IOTA ] launched a podcast called 'Untangled'.

Released every other week, Untangled will explore the "many different use cases of the Tangle in the real world in a tangible way for real people." The first episode is out now!…
15/ 👥 On podcasts, @Shaughnessy119 hosted @TezosFoundation's @JacobArluck in the latest episode of '51percent Crypto Research Podcast'.

Their chat centres mostly around #blockchain governance and involves a comparison of #Tezos to #Bitcoin and #Ethereum.…
16/ ✍️ A ton of quality #crypto-related articles from the past day or two!

Firstly, keen to learn more about token curated registries, Alpine's @StevenLeeG introduced TCR Party (@TCRPartyBot), a curated list of top #Twitter voices in the community!…
17/ 📝 Next up, @Will_Harborne (Director of Operations, @Ethfinex) explored the various token distribution models seen in the #crypto space to date, before delving into Ethfinex's trade-mining approach (which is *not* a distribution-for-creation model).…
18/ 🤑 Another top-notch post came via @AndrewSteinwold (M.P., Polynexus Capital), who thoroughly covered the journey of @Coinbase, the flourishing company founded by his role model, @Brian_Armstrong.

Awesome coverage, thanks for sharing Andrew!…
19/ 3⃣ @ZhuSu (CEO & CIO, Three Arrows Capital) and #crypto researcher @hasufl published the third part of 'A Skeptic's Guide to Bitcoin' blog post series.

Read to learn why discussing #Bitcoin's oft-cited payment-based "competitors" is largely misguided.…
20/ 🌐 Okay, last one! David Hoffman (@TrustlessState) shared another exceptional piece related to @MakerDAO [ $MKR ].

After critiquing extant central banks, David details 5 types of participants #MakerDAO - "a central bank [built] on Ethereum" - serves.…
21/ 🗣️ Uploaded today was ep. #76 of @SYTaylor and @ColinGPlatt's @bchaininsider, which featured an insightful 50-minute chat with @VitalikButerin!

Tune in to hear Vitalik discuss the #Ethereum 2.0 transition, economic abstraction, L2 solutions and more.
22/ 🇨🇿 Speaking of #Ethereum, @Mike_Orcutt (Associate Editor, @TechReview) published a first-hand account of his time at last month's #devcon4 in Prague.

Mike does a terrific job of communicating the challenges facing #Ethereum (and #blockchain overall).…
23/ 😂 I couldn't not put this in today's thread. Pure gold from @abztrdr!
24/ 🧠 On to a totally different thread, @DanHeld shed light on the cognitive dissonance of various arguments put forward by nocoiners. Intrinsic value, manipulation, electricity usage, volatility - it's all there!
25/ ◀️ Been out of the loop when it comes to #crypto- and #blockchain-related news this week?

Not to worry! Check out this 22-part thread I put together for highlights from Tues-Wed.
26/ ⏪ For those wanting even more, then my 18-part thread will get you up to speed with regards to what went on in the world of #crypto on Mon-Tues.

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