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0/ What a start to the week in the fast-paced world of #crypto and #blockchain!

Below is an 18-part thread featuring the best bits from the past day or two. Let's get you up to speed, shall we?
1/ 🤑 #Ethereum-/#Web3-focused #crypto startup @ParityTech has received a $5M "scalability, usability and security grant" from the Ethereum Foundation!

Will help Parity fund its work on Casper, sharding, light clients, dev tools, QA, audits and more. blog.ethereum.org/2019/01/07/ann…
2/ 🔛 Big announcement by the team from @RepublicOrg [ $REN ] - a dark pool exchange protocol for trading large volumes of #crypto - announcing the release of public Darknodes.

Submit a 100,000 REN bond to the Darknode Registry and you're good to go! medium.com/republicprotoc…
3/ ✖️ @LedgerHQ unveiled a new product: Ledger Nano X.

Now, users can secure their #crypto everywhere they go thanks to the combination of #Bluetooth and the #LedgerLive smartphone app. Shipping starts in March. Neat!
4/ 🆕 With contribution from some of the @Ethereum Foundation's devs, @TheMatter_io launched a zk-SNARK-driven Plasma scaling solution on the Rinkeby testnet!

Named 'Ignis', it is a PoC that can allow up to 500 TPS. Read more below! medium.com/plasma-ignis/p…
5/ ©️ CanYa get pumped for this announcement!?

Decentralized service marketplace @CanWork_ - powered by @CanYaCoin [ $CAN ] - has integrated @MakerDAO's DAI #stablecoin! Helps ensure freelancers generate a more predictable income.
6/ 🚢 @Zerion_io - building a trustless bank atop @0xProject, @UniswapExchange, @KyberNetwork, @CompoundFinance, @MakerDAO et al. - demoed the buying of $MKR via Uniswap and @WalletConnect using the @Tokenary_App wallet.

How's that for #DeFi integration!
7/ ⚖️ Top-tier #crypto exchange @Binance added PAX/TUSD, USDC/TUSD and USDC/PAX trading pairs.

Now, users will have a more straightforward time transferring assets between #cryptocurrency exchanges. support.binance.com/hc/en-us/artic…
8/ 🎆 @DXdotExchange is officially live!

The FIU-regulated, community-based #crypto exchange platform is the first to offer tokenized shares of the world's most recognized publicly traded companies. Is making use of NASDAQ's market-leading matching #technology.
9/ 🚨 Smart contract platform @Eth_Classic [ $ETC ] experienced a 51% attack with sizeable reorgs.

Ethereum Classic has advised all #crypto exchanges and mining pools to up their confirmation times to 400+ blocks on ETC withdrawals and deposits.
10/ 🔜 A new #crypto derivatives exchange has announced its (near) arrival!

@CoinFLEX, the spin-off of CoinfloorEX (by @Coinfloor), is launching in February. Will offer Tether [ $USDT ] futures, as well as physically-settled #crypto futures.
11a/ ⭕️ @JMonegro (Partner, @PlaceholderVC) published a great piece detailing the 'cryptoeconomic circle', a model he uses to help frame how users, miners/validators, and investors interact with one another in #crypto networks.

Well worth the read! placeholder.vc/blog/2019/1/5/…
11b/ 💭 For a perspective on Joel's model, @FredWilson (Co-Founder, @USV) featured it on his blog (linked below).

Wilson: "I think this will be an important post in helping people understand how these networks actually operate and exchange/capture value." avc.com/2019/01/stakeh…
12/ ⛏️ Open-source #crypto data analytics specialist @CoinMetrics published an extensive piece covering #Bitcoin's hashrate history (by mining pool).

Terrific charts that'll be heavily referenced to for years to come I'd suspect! coinmetrics.io/mining-pool-ma…
13/ 📖 @NLW put together his first 'Long Reads Sunday' of 2019. And boy, was it a doozy!

Always been a fan of Nathaniel's Sunday threads. Be sure to check it out below.
14/ 🎟️ Big #blockchain-presence at this year's #CES2019, which runs from today until Friday.

Names include @DevvioInc, @NeuroChainTech and @LedgerHQ. The @ExTechChallenge semi-final is on Thursday, too, and will feature #crypto startups @LivenPay, @Bitlumens and @LastOfOurs!
15/ 🎧 The first episode for 2019 is up for @MrJasonChoi's The Blockcrunch Podcast!

In it, guest @Shaughnessy119 (Founder, 51percent Crypto Research) chats to Jason about current institutional investor sentiment re #crypto, his research process, and more. itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/how…
16/ 🎙️ Staying on podcasts, @DavidJN79 and @AmandaPFrankel shared their 6th instalment of 'Base Layer'.

The episode featured @MG (Co-founder & CEO, @InterchangeHQ), who filled the hosts in on current #crypto infra.-related needs and the recent CoinVantage-Picks & Shovels M&A.
17/ ✍️ If you were in need of some more 2018 recaps/2019 lookaheads, then @TravisScher (VP - Investments, @DCGco) has you covered!

He shares many insightful thoughts and observations on the state of #crypto. Oh, and there are predictions too! insights.dcg.co/the-tide-is-ou…
18/ 🔟 As always, you can see a condensed, top-10 version of each of my threads published over at @NuggetsNewsAU.

Thanks once more for the kind words in yesterday's write-up. It's a pleasure to be helping out such a top-notch team!

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