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0/ Back from an amazing week in Hobart* to bring you a 24-part thread covering the latest from the #crypto space over the past day or two!

*S/O to @TasFireService & @NSWRFS for bravely fighting a near-month-long fire that's now burnt out 28,000+ ha of World Heritage-listed land.
1/ 🛰️ Leading #Bitcoin infra. #tech provider @Blockstream has launched its Blockstream Satellite API Beta.

Paying via the #LightningNetwork testnet (i.e., for free), users can broadcast data via Blockstream's satellite network. No #Internet needed! blockstream.com/2019/01/16/sat…
2/ 🛑 Ethereum's #Constantinople upgrade was postponed due to a potential vulnerability discovered by #blockchain security firm @Chain_Security relating to EIP1283 (i.e., cheaper gas costs for SSTORE operations). Next course of action to be explored during Friday's core dev call.
3/ ✍️ By no means does the #Constantinople delay mean the Ethereum ecosystem's development has been sluggish of late.

Indeed, this comprehensive yearly recap by @0xstark, @Evan_Van_Ness and @DanielZak acknowledges the vast amount of progress made in 2018. medium.com/@jjmstark/the-…
4/ 📢 Various #crypto-related hires announced in recent days:

@DavidJN79 --> @Arca || @BrentOshiro --> @0xProject || @iam_GLS --> @CreditMint/@AztecProtocol

Great to see so many teams expanding despite the brutal market conditions of late!
5/ 🍃 Sure, there are many individual hires happening around the #crypto scene, but what about the hiring of an entire team!?

Indeed, the @Blockspring team is joining top-tier digital asset trading platform, @Coinbase! Read the announcement below. blockspring.com/blog/blockspri…
6/ 🔥 Top-tier #cryptocurrency exchange @Binance completed its sixth quarterly token burn, this time burning 1,623,818 BNB, or, roughly the equivalent of $9.4M USD.
7/ 🇯🇪 Keeping with @Binance, Tuesday also saw them launch its EUR/GBP fiat exchange, Binance Jersey (@BinanceJE).

Trading pairs at launch: BTC/GBP, ETH/GBP, BTC/EUR, ETH/EUR. €20 rewarded to the first 5,000 KYC-verified users!
8/ 🤝 Leading #crypto custody provider, @BitGo, announced a partnership with @GenesisTrading, allowing clients to buy and sell digital assets directly from the security of their BitGo Trust cold storage account. Neat! blog.bitgo.com/with-bitgo-sec…
9/ 📣 @Go_Chain [ $GO ] partnered with automated retail #tech co. @PopComSaaS to build a #GoChain-powered product range that enables cannabis, pharmaceutical and alcohol retailers to automate the sale of government-regulated products. Click for more! medium.com/gochain/gochai…
10/ 🚀 @Veil has launched on mainnet!

The Veil team has built an interface that makes it easy to interact with prediction markets and derivatives on @AugurProject [ $REP ]. Also leverages technology from @0xProject and @Ethereum.

More on the launch: medium.com/veil-blog/veil…
11/ 💰 @BitMEXResearch (in collab. w/ @TheTokenAnalyst) published a telling report on ICO treasury balances.

The $24.2B worth of native tokens* issued to 100+ teams is now worth ~$5B (*not accounting for would-be low liquidity). Yikes! blog.bitmex.com/tracking-us-25…
12/ 🚢 Edge v1.6.0 was shipped by multi-asset #blockchain wallet and security platform, @EdgeWallet!

Support for $EOS, plus integration with @Bitrefill (buy gift cards and mobile refills) and @SendWyre (buy #bitcoin and #ether using a U.S. bank account). edge.app/blog/eos-suppo…
13/ ⚕️ 'Twas a busy day for leading fiat-to-#crypto infra. provider @SendWyre, who also partnered with @MedXProtocol, a permissionless protocol for launching medical care-related dApps.

MedX is running Wyre's widget to allow users/clinics to deal in USD! medium.com/medxprotocol/m…
14/ 🌑 Former major #crypto mining firm Giga Watt has closed access and power to its facilities and stopped day-to-day operations (see: attached).

The American co. filed for bankruptcy last November. Customers have until March to withdraw from their Giga Watt-native wallets.
15/ 🎍 The @Waltonchain [ $WTC ] team unveiled Bamboo Wallet, the only hardware wallet compatible with mainnet WTC.

First shipment is planned for March. Priced at $90, with a 25% pre-sale discount also being offered.

See announcement for more: medium.com/@Waltonchain_E…
16/ 👥 #Ethereum-powered professional data exchange @GetDock partnered w/ @CanYaCoin [ $CAN ], an open #dApp ecosystem for the P2P service marketplace.

Allows for a seamless log-in experience and trustworthy profiles to be used in #CanYa's product suite, starting with @CanWork_!
17/ 🗞️ #Blockchain startup @Civil announced it will be a "key element of a new local news initiative (Newspack)" launched by WordPress' parent co., @Automattic.

Civil's Publisher product will be installable as a plugin on the newsroom-focused platform. blog.joincivil.com/civil-to-be-na…
18/ 🌊 Big boost for $WAVES' liquidity, with major #crypto exchange @Binance adding the native @WavesPlatform token to four of its trading markets: TrueUSD [ $TUSD ], Tether [ $USDT ], Paxos Standard Token [ $PAX ] and USD Coin [ $USDC ].
19/ 🌐 @TruSetData and @TheBKP_Official, w/ support from @AirSwap [ $AST ], @GnosisPM [ $GNO ] and @KyberNetwork [ $KNC ], launched a two-week initiative aimed at making #crypto-compliance more collaborative and efficient through community-validated data. media.consensys.net/crypto-complia…
20/ ✂️ Political talk show host @RubinReport is the latest to cut ties with membership platform, Patreon.

Dave's since launched a support page for 'The Rubin Report' fans. Notably, donations can be paid for in #bitcoin [ $BTC ].
21/ 👨🏻‍🏫 The @Balance_io team have generously shared @G_Dip's whiteboard session on all things @MakerDAO [ $MKR / $DAI ] from Wednesday night's meetup.

Click through to see Maker's head of business development present and answer a ton of questions: pscp.tv/w/1jMJgOYdjMWJ…
22/ 🔎 More great project-specific content, this time by @YiRyan (Investment & Research, @CoinFund_io), who explores @AugurProject [ $REP ].

Specifically, Ryan covers Augur's dispute resolution mechanism, using a current market dispute to help illustrate. blog.coinfund.io/trolling-with-…
23/ 🎧 The latest 'Into the Ether' ep. is up!

In the #podcast, host @EConoar (Founder, @EthHub_io) chats to @Scott_Lew_is (Project Lead, @SettleFinance) about the nascent #Ethereum-enabled open finance space and, in greater depth, Settle's web-native OS. podcast.ethhub.io/settle-the-pla…
24/ 🎙️ Another quality #crypto podcast - @LauraShin's 'Unchained' - also dropped a new episode today!

Guests @wheatpond and @DoveyWan, Primitive Ventures' founding partners, share, amongst other things, some invaluable insights from the Asian market. unchainedpodcast.com/asia-edition-m…
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