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Matthew Willemsen @mwill_crypto
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0/ Plenty happening in the frenetic world of #crypto and #blockchain!

Below, I've gathered 20 events that caught my eye from the past ~24 hours. Hope you learn a thing or two!
1/ 🌊 @WavesPlatform [ $WAVES ] secured a $120M funding round to launch its private #blockchain platform and system integrator, #Vostok [ $VST ].

3% of $VST will be airdropped to holders of $WAVES tokens. Second funding round scheduled for early 2019!…
2/ 🦁 @Brave Software, an innovative privacy browser combined with a blockchain-based digital advertising platform, joined @AdLedgerOrg, a non-profit R&D consortium building and implementing the #blockchain standards for #digital advertising.…
3/ 🤑 San Francisco-based #crypto investment and infrastructure platform @Layer1Official announced the closing of $2.1M seed round!

Investors incl. Peter Thiel, @DCGco, @Jeffrey_Tarrant, and more. Currently deeply involved with privacy-oriented @grinMW.…
4/ 🆕 Leading #Ethereum development framework @TruffleSuite has unveiled Ganache 2.0 beta. Comes a day after the @ConsenSys-backed startup shipped Truffle v5.0!

Click through to read all about the improvements made to Ganache.…
5/ 🧠 @0xProject [ $ZRX ] became the first protocol featured through #CoinbaseEarn, a new @Coinbase initiative giving #crypto enthusiasts sufficient knowledge to use emerging technologies.

1.6M $ZRX allocated from 0x's external development pool.…
6/ 📜 At last, @helloICONworld [ $ICX ] published part three of its Yellow Paper!

In it, the ICON Foundation detail its ICON Incentives Scoring System (IISS), an AI-based assessment system that accurately measures one's contribution to the #ICON Network.…
7/ 🇨🇳 @IoTeX_io [ $IOTX ] joined the '#China Mobile IoT Alliance', a union of #IoT-focused #tech companies and enterprises.

IoTeX was the first #blockchain company invited to join the alliance. China Mobile is the world's largest mobile phone operator!…
8/ 💪 #Ethereum-powered @Cent unveiled a slew of updates to their content network. These include the addition of #channels, the ability to edit bounty-less posts within 24 hours of publication, plus the introduction of user colours and a NSFW toggle!
9/ 📝 @CirclePay's #crypto exchange @Poloniex listed @Numerai [ $NMR ], @PolymathNetwork [ $POLY ] and @LivepeerOrg [ $LPT ].

Poloniex's listing marks the first for the native token of Livepeer, a #blockchain-based decentralized live-streaming platform!…
10/ 🤝 @Quant_Network [ $QNT ] partnered with AI-powered decentralized investment and #financing ecosystem, @AllianceBlock [ $ALC ].

Quant's flagship #blockchain OS solution, Overledger, will help AllianceBlock leverage many blockchains and create multi-chain token swaps.
11/ 🔛 DEX aggregator @TotleCrypto launched its Totle API, enabling non-custodial token exchanges at the best pricing.

Relieves the need for third parties to integrate with many DEXs and provides a solution for platforms looking to leave CEXs. Neat!…
12/ 🌉 @GraphProtocol - a protocol for building dApps more easily on #Ethereum and #IPFS using GraphQL - announced 'Graph Day', a #SanFrancisco-based event taking place on January 25th!

Will feature talks by leading protocol and #dApp developers.
13/ 🗣️ Speaking of project-led conferences, @AragonProject [ $ANT ] disclosed the full agenda for their inaugural #AraCon.

The two-day event will take place in Berlin on January 29-30. Features heaps of big names from the #crypto space - check it out!
14/ 👾 Major blockchain platform @NEO_Blockchain [ $NEO ] welcomed the 3D virtual #NEOLAND!

Launching soon, the #blockchain-based game is a collaboration between NEO and #NeoWorld. The NEO token will be the only #crypto token used.
15/ ⚖️ @TrustlessState published another great piece on @MakerDAO [ $MKR ], this time shifting focus toward the role of #Ethereum's ether [ $ETH ] among the MakerDAO system, and how the upgrade to Multi-Collateral DAI could affect this role.…
16/ ✍️ @Max_Bronstein (Marketing Manager, @DharmaProtocol) pieced together a terrific blog post detailing the emergent #crypto debt markets.

Several parts currently being worked on. Am looking forward to tracking this subsector throughout 2019!…
17/ 🧵 @nlw shared a killer thread on the various narratives he expects to play out in the #crypto space throughout 2019. Hard to argue against any of those!

Blog post:…
18/ 🧙‍♂️ Quality long read from @BreakerMag's @JuliaRHerbst on "the strange and surprisingly overlapping worlds of cryptocurrency and life-extension."

Features a visit to @SENStweet in order to chat with the nonprofit's chief science officer, @AubreyDeGrey.…
19/ 🎭 In ep. #16 of @HackerNoon's podcast series, guest @TorBair (Head of Growth & Marketing, @EnigmaMPC) spoke with host @TrentLapinski about the cracks emerging in the centralized #tech industry and how Enigma is aiming to solve them. Insightful chat!
20/ 📽️ Want the latest out of #EOS?

@AlexSaundersAU (Founder & CEO, @NuggetsNewsAU) caught up with Ross Dold (Partner & Head of Operations, @EOSphere_io) for a sweeping update on one of the leaders in the public #blockchain space. Give it a watch!

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