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0/ Strong finish to the week in the #cryptocurrency and #blockchain space. Partnerships, funding, mainnet/testnet launches, interviews; that's just some of it!

Below, a 23-part thread covering the latest from the budding #crypto industry over the past day or so. Enjoy!
1/ 🙋‍♂️#Crypto spot and futures trading platform @ErisX_Digital announced two additions to its board of directors: @EthereumJoseph (CEO & Founder, @ConsenSys; Co-Founder, #Ethereum) and #fintech entrepreneur, Chris Conde!
2/ 📢 @HelloICONworld [ $ICX ] published a write-up detailing their strategy to expand the #ICON public #blockchain ecosystem!

There's plenty planned for 1H19, including the launch of a DEX, DID #smartphone app, and Tokyo-based #dApp launchpad. medium.com/helloiconworld…
3/ 🤑 @KavitaGupta19 (Founding M.P., @ConsenSysVC) announced investments in #crypto wallet and trading platform @Coinhouseu ($1M) and privacy-oriented @TentaBrowser (undisclosed).

For Coinhouse, ConsenSysVC led their $2.8M Series A funding round, which was made public today.
4/ 🆕 Presenting at #TNABCMiami, @BrianCHoffman (CEO, @OB1Company; Product Lead, @OpenBazaar) unveiled @HavenPrivacy, a new #smartphone app that allows users to shop, chat, and sent #crypto in a private manner.

Watch the promotional video below!
5/ 💅 @MaxBrody (Co-Founder & CEO, @Cent) announced multiple new updates to the beta version of Cent, an #Ethereum-powered content network.

The team has added a five-pronged filter bar, a 'sorting phase' for bounty posts, seeding history and more! medium.com/cent-official/…
6/ 🤝 Top #blockchain protocols and application developers @Conste11ation, @COTInetwork and @Orbs_Network have formed the @SPA_Consortium alongside partners @Wanchain_Org, BXB Capital, @BlackEdgeCap and @CryptoManRan.

Click below for SPA's raison d'être! constellationlabs.io/blog/index.php…
7/ 🧰 @Logvinov_Leon (Software Engineer, @0xProject) wrote a post unveiling four new #smartcontract development tools for the #Ethereum community!

These are already used internally by 0x (and some teams they shared with). Now, they're available to all! blog.0xproject.com/new-ethereum-d…
8/ 📦 Staying with #0x [ $ZRX ], OTC asset exchange platform @BoxSwapio, who provide @0xProject- and @Ethereum-enabled wallet-to-wallet swapping, revealed it'd been selected for the 0x Ecosystem Acceleration Program!

Click to see why #BoxSwap chose 0x. medium.com/boxswap/boxswa…
9/ 🛣️ Okay, this is the last 0x-related content, I swear.

Co-founder @WillWarren89 published the first of a series of blog posts on #0x's roadmap.

It covers 0x Improvement Proposals (ZEIPs), many of which will integrate into 0x v3.0 (planned for Q3). blog.0xproject.com/0x-roadmap-par…
10/ 🔜 With their Fuxi testnet having operated for six months, @Cosmos-powered service infrastructure and protocol @IRISnetwork has today announced a mid-February launch of IRIS Betanet.

This marks the first step towards IRIS' #mainnet release! github.com/irisnet/iris-f…
11/ 📈 #Blockchain-based lending network @ihaveCred [ $LBA ] unveiled its #EarnCrypto product.

Available only on @UpholdInc, users can loan Cred various assets and earn interest in return! Supported cryptos: #bitcoin (10% APY), #XRP (5%) and #ether (3%). medium.com/@universalprot…
12/ 🎟️ #Blockchain ticketing platform @EventChain_io [ $EVC ] is migrating from #Ethereum to @Go_Chain [ $GO ], a move founder @SaintHoodSand says "will be important in supporting the high number of transactions experienced during popular ticket on-sales." medium.com/gochain/eventc…
13/ 📣 The token sale date for @BitTorrent' $BTT has been announced during day one of the #niTROn2019 #blockchain conference. Will be exclusively available to non-U.S. accounts on #BinanceLaunchpad on January 28 (07:00 PST).

Also unveiled was BitTorrent Speed (launching 2Q19).
14/ 🔛 @Grayscale announced the launch of its tenth #investment product, the Grayscale Stellar Lumens Trust!

Marks the world's first investment vehicle that allows HNWIs and institutional investors to gain exposure to $XLM. Grayscale's single-asset products changed names, also.
15/ ⏳ Two weeks ahead of schedule, @NKN_Org [ $NKN ] have unveiled Meerkat, their final testnet release!

Mainnet Preview planned to ship pre-March, before Mainnet Beta (i.e., Beluga) during March. medium.com/nknetwork/rele…
16/ 🌊 @Sasha35625 (Founder & CEO, @WavesPlatform) launched a grant program to incentivize development in Waves' ecosystem. Eligible to both startups and solo devs.

The ann. came as part of a relaunch of Waves Labs' (now former) ICO incubation program.
17/ 🏗️ The team behind dark pool protocol for large-scale #crypto trading, @RepublicOrg [ $REN ], have begun pursuing a broader vision.

In doing so, they've evolved to Ren, a privacy-preserving VM powering zero-knowledge financial apps. Check it out! medium.com/republicprotoc…
18/ 🕛 Wanna know why #Ethereum is the smart contract platform best suited to capture the bulk of the Open Finance space in the long-term?

@SpencerNoon puts forward his reasons why in the thoughtful 11-part thread linked below.
19/ 🔎 From one budding #crypto subsector to one that @DevinAWalsh (Analyst, @Coinfund_io) feels is in need of more attention: probabilistic micropayments (PMs).

Her informative thread covers use cases and the (few) projects leading the dialogue re PMs.
20/ 🎙️ One of the #crypto space's top interviewers, Blockchain Brad (@Brad_Laurie), shared a follow-up interview with @NearProtocol, this time chatting to its other co-founder, Illia Polosukhin (@ilblackdragon), for an hour-plus about NEAR's #blockchain.
21/ 🌯 For this week's edition of 'Crypto Happy Hour', Rob Paone (@Crypto_Bobby) chatted to serial scooper @FintechFrank (Senior Correspondent, @TheBlock__).

Click below to watch them discuss the latest from the #crypto/#blockchain ecosystem!
22/ 🔟 Be sure to check out the below top-notch prediction video from @AlexSaundersAU (Founder & CEO, @NuggetsNewsAU).

Alex includes a top-10 list for not just #crypto coins/tokens, but projects native to the burgeoning #STO space as well!
23/ 🔙 ICYMI, yesterday I compiled a 24-part thread recapping the roughly 36-hour-period preceding the one this thread is based on.

Click below if you're needing to catch up on even more of the recent happenings in the #crypto/#blockchain space!

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