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0/ We're currently tracking at 40°C (104℉) here in #Melbourne, yet even that pales in comparison to the heat we're seeing in the #crypto/#blockchain space over the past ~24 hours.

What a day! Below are 22 developments that caught my eye.
1/ 🍑 Prominent full-service #blockchain technology co. @BitfuryGroup today announced a #Bitcoin #LightningNetwork-oriented product bundle called @Lightning_Peach.

Consumers, merchants, developers; there's LN-enabled solutions for all! Read more below. medium.com/meetbitfury/bi…
2/ 💡 After 18 months in stealth, San Francisco-based #crypto custody provider @Anchorage is live with its first product. They're building the first-ever crypto-native custodian!

Last year's a16z-led $17M Series A featured @Naval, @EladGil and @MLevchin. medium.com/anchorage/intr…
3/ ❌ Not sure if you heard, but the Cboe BZX Exchange withdrew a proposed rule change that would've allowed it to list shares of the VanEck SolidX Bitcoin Trust, if approved. Ongoing #GovernmentShutdown likely one of *several* factors involved.

Source: sec.gov/rules/sro/cboe…
4/ 🤑 Enterprise #blockchain startup @SymbiontIO announced the closing of a Nasdaq Ventures-led $20M Series B round! Other investors included @Novogratz's Galaxy Digital, @Citi, and @RaptorGroup.

Plans to now take its #technology from R&D to deployment. prnewswire.com/news-releases/…
5/ 🔄 The board of early #blockchain startup @Steemit [ $STEEM ] has promoted head of communications and advocacy Elizabeth Powell to the role of managing director.

Now-former CEO Ned Scott will henceforth serve as executive chairman.
6/ 📢 One of the leaders in the #blockchain interoperability space, @Wanchain_org [ $WAN ], has entered into @BitsclubVP's Public Chain Technology Alliance (PCTA)!

The alliance has committed to jointly exploring (and eventually setting) public chain technical standards.
7/ 🔛 Blockchain #tech firm @Kadena_io launched its free-to-use enterprise #blockchain solution (i.e., ScalableBFT: Community Edition) on @AWSmarketplace.

Claims to have two Fortune 100 companies in the #health and insurance sectors already using it!
8/ 🇰🇷 The KRWb team announced the upcoming launch of @KRWb_Token [ $KRWb ], a 1:1 Korean Won-backed #stablecoin!

@AirSwap [ $AST ] to handle KRWb's beta phase over the coming weeks. Multiple #crypto exchange listings will ensue once KRWb launches in full. medium.com/krwb/south-kor…
9/ 📜 @CryptoKitties developer @Dapper_Labs unveiled v2 of the NFT License (v1 release was in June). Boy, how the #ERC721 space has evolved in 7 months!

Ability to commercialize your NFT's art up to $100k. Never-before-seen freedoms for users. More info: nftlicense.org
10/ 🔥 #BurnerWallet creator @AustinGriffith recapped the 3rd iteration of user testing in as many weeks at the Cypherpunk Speakeasy. Coming along in leaps and bounds! Pay with xDai. No app install. Pop-up POS systems.

The use cases this could inspire... medium.com/@austin_48503/…
11/ 📝 Top-tier South Korean #cryptocurrency exchange @BithumbOfficial announced the listing of @MetalPaysMe [ $MTL ] and @APIS11Official [ $APIS ].

Bithumb is carrying out a promotional #airdrop to commemorate the listing, also.
12/ 🧵 Three sirens from @MSantoriESQ (President & CLO, @Blockchain)!? Something's going down!

What exactly? For the first time, the U.K.'s FCA put into official guidance that UTs aren't securities within their jurisdiction, regardless of functionality.
13/ 🌐 @ChadwickStrange (VP Product & Community, @SkaleLabs) published a detailed blog post on the consensus underpinning SKALE, a decentralized, #Ethereum-compatible layer-2 smart contract network. Click below to learn how new blocks commit to an S-Chain. medium.com/skale/skale-co…
14/ ✍️ Want to learn about the types of #Ethereum nodes and their associated costs? Then look no further than this piece on @TheBlock__ by @_RJTodd (in collaboration with @TheTokenAnalyst).

A quality write-up on a subject rarely covered in the space. theblockcrypto.com/2019/01/23/eth…
15/ 🔎 Wow! What a thorough examination by @DaveKajpust (R&D, @GraphProtocol) in this post shared earlier on @Tendermint_team's blog!

For many well-known #blockchain foundations, Dave collates data relating to treasury management and token distribution. medium.com/tendermint/exa…
16/ 🎧 The latest ep. of @PeterMcCormack's 'What Bitcoin Did' #podcast is out.

Having already discussed the bearish case for #Ethereum with @TuurDemeester, this ep. sees Peter consider guests @scott_lew_is and @fubuloubu's alternative outlook. Great idea! whatbitcoindid.com/podcast/the-bu…
17/ 👬 @LauraShin has uploaded a new ep. for her 'Unchained' #podcast!

In it, Laura chats to @Gemini's @TylerWinklevoss and Cameron @Winklevoss about Gemini's recent ad campaign, the impetus for the GUSD #stablecoin's launch, #bitcoin ETFs and more! unchainedpodcast.com/tyler-and-came…
18/ 🗣️ @EthHub_io's 'Into the Ether' dropped a new ep. today, wherein host @econoar spoke to @koeppelmann (CEO, @GnosisPM) about everything (i.e., a ton!) going on at Gnosis, a #crypto project building market mechanisms for enhanced resource distribution. podcast.ethhub.io/martin-kppelma…
19/ 🎙️ 'Twas a day for ep. releases in the #crypto podcast scene!

This time, it was @SendWyre's 'Wyre Talks'; sharing a great interview with Steven Becker (President/COO, @MakerDAO).

Hosts @TomScaria and @LouAboudHogben talk to Steven at length about Maker's #stablecoin model.
20/ ⚖️ Speaking of @MakerDAO [ $MKR / $DAI ], @PlaceholderVC partners @CBurniske and @JMonegro published a detailed investment thesis on the budding #Ethereum-based credit facility.

Certainly worth the read for those curious about the Maker project! placeholder.vc/blog/2019/1/23…
21/ 🤯 Another exceptional thread/blog post by @DanHeld (Co-Founder, @InterchangeHQ) I encourage you all to read!

Focuses on narratives in the #Bitcoin and #Ethereum communities, and in #crypto overall. Superb analogies make the read that much better.
22/ 🗺️ Ending the thread with an interview, @Brad_Laurie (aka 'BlockchainBrad') uploaded this gem w/ @TravalaCom [ $AVA ] CEO, @MatthewLuczy.

Never heard of this #blockchain-powered travel booking platform? Then see the creator himself explain it!

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