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0/ The #cryptocurrency/#blockchain ecosystem is finishing the week in a flurry!

Below, I've condensed 19 of Friday's #crypto developments into one single #Twitter thread. All for your convenience. Enjoy!
1/ 🗽 New York State's D.F.S. granted both @LibertyX (fiat-to-#bitcoin service) and @RobinhoodApp (#crypto exchange) a #BitLicense to operate their respective businesses in the state of #NewYork. The latter also received a money transmitter license. dfs.ny.gov/about/press/pr…
2/ 📊 Social, peer-to-peer user #data network @3Boxdb has partnered with @AlethioEthstats to deliver the first #Ethereum block explorer with built-in social profiling functionality.

Can't wait to give this a try. Such a neat, value-adding integration for the budding #web3 space!
3/ 🤝 Open-source, client-side tool for #blockchain interactability, @MyCrypto, has acquired @Ambo and its team (@Jai_Bhavnani, @JackLipstone & Richter Brzeski).

Acquiring the #crypto wallet developer will see MyCrypto enter the mobile space (#iOS first)! medium.com/mycrypto/mycry…
4/ 🔎 In more M&A-related news, @Veil announced the acquisition of @RyanBerckmans and Jorge Olivero's @PredictionsGlbl, the leading site for exploring #data on the #Ethereum-powered @AugurProject [ $REP ], a peer-to-peer oracle and prediction market. medium.com/veil-blog/welc…
5/ 🌎 @NewAmerica, @ConsenSys and @Harvard's public health graduate school launched a two-year collaborative endeavour to build a #blockchain-based solution that tracks the #health and wellbeing of factory workers. Funded via a U.S. State Department grant. reuters.com/article/us-usa…
6/ 🗣️ @she_256 announced Fireside Chats!

Informal weekly interviews to share ideas, create narratives, highlight accomplishments and encourage questions! Published each Friday on their Medium blog.

First up: @aparnalocked, @ljxie, @MelissaZhang13 and Char Delapena.
7/ 👛 Leading #crypto exchange @Binance published a write-up covering its @TrustWalletApp subsidiary, detailing how founder @vikmeup came to conceive of Trust, the Binance acquisition, and the subsequent rebranding ahead of v2.0!

Link here: binance.com/en/blog/295063…
8/ 🤑 #California-based, AI-powered #blockchain security co. @AnChainAI closed a $2M seed round led by @AMINO_Capital.

Other investors: Susquehanna International Group (SIG), Brain Robotics Capital (BRC), and CRCM.
9/ 🏆 New record for @MakerDAO!

The amount of ether [ $ETH ] locked up in Maker CDPs hashit an ATH of 1.87% (h/t @ColeGotTweets).
10/ 🎓 @ConsenSys published a helpful blog post on what they believe to be the 11 best sources for news and #education material on #Ethereum.

Blogs. Hubs. Podcasts. Subreddits. Newsletters. There's something for everyone! media.consensys.net/the-11-best-so…
11/ 🗳️ @EthStatus [ $SNT ] released the Status Community Voting DApp v.0.1.

Represents the second iteration of the SNT voting #DApp used to vote on Keycard names. Delivered entirely by @GetGitcoin bounty contributors! Further updates will also be community-driven.
12/ ❓An #Ethereum 2.0 AMA was held earlier today on /r/ethereum. @Sassal0x did a terrific job transferring the questions and answers to @EthHub_io. Thanks Anthony!

Answerers: @VitalikButerin, @drakefjustin, @dannyryan, @hudsonjameson and @icebearhww. docs.ethhub.io/other/ethereum…
13/ ✍️ Up for a read? Then look no further than this gem by #crypto research analyst @MatteoLeibowitz on @TheBlock__!

As #Bitcoin's per block issuance subsidy continues to fall over the upcoming years, will enough miners be around to protect the network?theblockcrypto.com/2019/01/24/bit…
14/ 🌉 The day's here! @GraphProtocol’s Graph Day in #SanFrancisco is a matter of hours away.

Speakers include: @LRettig (Core Dev, eWasm), @EricxTang (CTO, @LivepeerOrg), @JoshFraser (CTO, @OriginProtocol), @EOrdano (CTO, @Decentraland), and @AlexSkidanov (CEO, @NearProtocol).
15/ 🤓 Major #crypto exchange @Coinbase announced a number of steps they're taking to streamline customers’ experience this #tax season.

These include a tax resource centre, an education guide, a @TurboTax discount, and integration with @CoinTracker_io! blog.coinbase.com/new-resources-…
16/ 🔙 Now-former CEO of decentralized media economy platform @_poetproject [ $POE ], @JarrodDicker, stood down to return to the @WashingtonPost as VP of commercial technology and development.

Will be replaced by current head of product @wDavidTurner! blog.po.et/po-ets-next-ph…
17/ 📝 @BitcoinMagazine's @AaronvanW authored a quality piece on #Taproot (i.e., 'tap' into the Merkle 'root'), a concept first proposed by #Bitcoin Core contributor and former CTO of @Blockstream, Gregory Maxwell. Relies on Schnorr signatures and MAST. bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/tapro…
18/ 🚀 Matthew Vernon (@dApp_boi) launched $BOI, an #Ethereum-based, #ERC20 token that's redeemable for his time as a digital product designer (i.e., 1 BOI = 1 hour)!

Matthew has previously worked for @SetProtocol, @FOAMspace, @DharmaProtocol, @Synthetix_io and @AkropolisIO.
19/🎙️ Rounding out today's thread, @AlexSaundersAU (Founder & CEO, @NuggetNewsAU) uploaded an informative interview with @SimonDixonTwitt (Co-Founder & CEO, @BankToTheFuture).

Topics discussed include #bitcoin, altcoins, angel investing, and STOs.

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