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0/ 'Twas all happening on Wednesday in the world of #crypto/#blockchain! Below, I've put together a 25-part thread featuring all the best happenings in the space from the past day or so. Let's do this!
1a/ ⚖️ @MakerDAO [ $MKR / $DAI ] announced the MakerDAO Foundation underwent a major restructuring. Why? To "provide stronger support to help the Dai Credit system navigate an increasingly complex and ever-changing regulatory and competitive landscape." medium.com/makerdao/intro…
1b/ Ⓜ️ All Maker-related entities are part of the Maker Ecosystem Growth Group, a conglomerate of subsidiaries housed under the Cayman Islands-domiciled Maker Ecosystem Growth Foundation. It's temporary and "will dissolve once MakerDAO has achieved its decentralization goals."
2a/ 🔥 Maker contrasted their mostly dry, internal restructuring-focussed ann. with a novel one that's sure to excite those 'crypto-as-payment' fanatics headed to #ETHDenver in mid-February.
2b/ 💬 Indeed, MakerDAO's Community Grants Program revealed* that:

"Every attendee will receive their own unique web wallet that will be pre-loaded with a localcoin called buffiDai, which is pegged to the Dai, and will be used to drive the ETHDenver economy."
2c/ 👥 *The partnership was made in collaboration with @POANetwork [ $POA ], #Solidcoin, @AustinGriffith (Director of Research, @GetGitcoin), @Brian_Ethier, @SendWyre, @Quantstamp [ $QSP ], and @EthereumDenver.
2d/ ✍️ For more on the concept behind #buffiDai (i.e., smart, programmable money in highly targeted ecosystems), be sure to read the blog post that @Brian_Ethier (Founder, Dream) published on Wednesday. medium.com/@david.brian.e…
3/ 🍾 Last @MakerDAO-related piece, I swear...

There's now over 2,000,000 ETH locked in MakerDAO's Dai Credit System! Come a long way since November 14th saw the millionth ETH locked into a Maker CDP.

Great tweet from @nanexcool (Developer, Maker) below:
4a/ 🐿️ @SettleFinance unveiled @DEX_AG, an app by @DestinerX that lets you instantly compare prices across non-custodial exchanges.

Users can now think of DEXes in the "ag"gregate. Removes need to navigate b/w many interfaces in pursuit of the best price.
4b/ 📰 I covered the @DEX_AG alpha release earlier today in an article on @CryptoCoinSpy, check it out if you want to know more about how it works and what #crypto tokens are available! cryptocoinspy.com/hackathon-winn…
5/ 🚀 Lo and behold, several hours later saw @AirSwap [ $AST ] introduce their own DEX aggregator!

It's called #DexIndex, an open-source tool "that searches Ethereum decentralized exchanges to find the best token prices." Check it out! medium.com/fluidity/intro…
6/ 🗽 Speaking of @AirSwap [ $AST ], the entity in which their token trading marketplace is a part of - @Fluidity - announced it was joining forces with #NewYork-based @Propellr to create @Factora_ (subject to reg. approval).

#Blockchain-ifying real-world financial assets!
7a/ 👛 @RenProtocol [ $REN ] announced the long-awaited release of #SwapperD, a wallet with built-in atomic swap capabilities that allows for trustless swaps between #crypto assets. medium.com/renproject/bri…
7b/⏱️ Initially, SwapperD will perform cross-chain swaps using traditional hash time-locked contracts (HTLCs), meaning that HTLC-friendly blockchains such as #Bitcoin, #Litecoin, #Ethereum, #Zcash, and #EOS are supporting SwapperD from the outset!
8a/ 🔛 @ConsenSys-backed @GetNuo, a financial control centre to store, spend and grow #crypto assets, announced it'd gone live on the #Ethereum mainnet!

Nuo were one of 16 projects in @ConsenSysVC' inaugural #Tachyon accelerator program in late-2018. medium.com/nuo-news/conse…
8b/ 🤷‍♂️ Users can deposit any of the following #ERC20-compliant tokens to earn interest every day: ETH, DAI, KNC, ZRX, MKR, AE, REP, BAT, WBTC.

Also, $ETH borrowers can stake tokens as collateral through Nuo. To commemorate the launch, @GetNuo open-sourced their smart contracts!
9/ 🇺🇸 It took 6 rounds of disputes, but @AugurProject [ $REP ] stakers have concluded the #Democrats won the 2018 US Midterm Election (yeah, the one from Nov. 6th)!

The Genesis Universe remains intact after Augur's dispute resolution mechanism survived its biggest test yet.
10/ ✅ Formal verification platform for smart contracts and blockchain ecosystems, @CertiKorg, announced the verification of @NKN_Org's self-titled token project.

With this, they declared NKN "qualified to be listed on [its] partnered exchanges," which incl. @Binance and @OKEx.
11/ 🎓 @UCBerkeley's @CalBlockchain formed a #blockchain-focused accelerator: Xcelerator!

Will "help entrepreneurs pursue new ventures...tap into the vast resources of UC Berkeley and Silicon Valley, and receive expert industry guidance." scet.berkeley.edu/berkeley-block…
12/ 📽️ The #Ethereum Foundation's #YouTube channel uploaded 6 videos from the recent three-day Ethereum 1.x meetings at Stanford.

State rent, chain pruning, simulation, #eWASM (gas metering, memory allocation, EVM state integration), it's all there! youtube.com/playlist?list=…
13a/ 🤑 The fast-growing @EthHub - an information and research hub for #Ethereum - launched the first iterations of a planned funding initiative: a humble donation address.

The #crypto community has certainly rallied, forking out >100 ETH (~$11,000) in under 48 hours!
13b/ 🗞️ For more on the @EthHub's funding push - such as what they plan to spend it on and their upcoming '@GetGitcoin Grants' project listing - be sure to check out the article I put together earlier today at @CryptoCoinSpy. cryptocoinspy.com/ethereum-commu…
14a/ ✍️ One of the #crypto space's most prominent writers, @TonySheng (Product Lead, @Decentraland), published another thought-provoking blog post titled 'Should everybody just work on Bitcoin?'. Certainly worth the read! tonysheng.com/cryptocurrency…
14b/ 📝 In it, Tony views #crypto valuation - an issue he's written about before (see: below) - from a new perspective: replacement costs (i.e., what an entity would have to pay to replace an asset at the present time, according to its current worth). tonysheng.com/price-flywheel
14c/❓By framing #crypto investments w/ replacement costs, Tony believes we can ask some tough questions: [1] Do zombie coins have an obligation to shut down?, [2] is it value-destructive to compete w/ #Bitcoin?, and [3] what projects should we support to realize overall growth?
15/ 🤝 @Katallassos – a standard framework for #finance built on @ParityTech’s #substrate – announced its use of @Chainlink’s decentralized oracle network for its off-chain #data feed connector. Read all about it below! medium.com/katallassos/ka…
16/ 📄 @RadixDLT published its Radix Economics Whitepaper! The 43-page behemoth details how Rad [ $XRD ] will be algorithmically minted and burnt to maintain a ~stable value (vs. a weighted basket of assets). A governance-dedicated #whitepaper will follow. papers.radixdlt.com/economics/late…
17/ 📢 @Ethfinex and Ethfinex Trustless announced the listing of three new $DAI pairs: @MakerDAO’s $MKR, @0xProject’s $ZRX and @Omise_Go’s $OMG.

All three will enjoy 0% maker fees for the first $1.5M volume. blog.ethfinex.com/ethfinex-adds-…
18/‼️The NEM Foundation, a nonprofit behind the @NEMofficial, has a month's cash to operate on. A report of a restructure and funding request is being finalized and will be shared soon. Upon review by core devs and legal team, audits will also be released. forum.nem.io/t/nem-foundati…
19/ 💸 #NewYork-based @Staked_us announced the closing of its @PanteraCapital-led $4.5M seed round!

Some well-known investors from the #crypto ecosystem participated: Coinbase Ventures, Global Brain, @DCGco, @WinklevossCapital, @Fabric_VC, @ACryptoVC and @BlocktreeVC.
20/ 🌉 Busy day in #cryptocurrency VC world, with #SanFrancisco-based @TRMLabs also successfully closing their seed round!

The #crypto compliance firm’s $1.7M raise was led by @BlockchainCap, with participation from @TapasCapital, @GreenDVentures, et al. medium.com/trm-perspectiv…
21/ 🗺️ @TheBlock__'s @Dogetoshi did an exceptional job mapping out @DCGco's 100-plus-strong portfolio.

Can't imagine the amount of time and effort that must've gone into this! Talk about diversification... theblockcrypto.com/2019/01/30/map…
22/🎙️ @APompliano released yet another #podcast ep!

This one features @AteetAhluwalia (M.D., @CoVentureVC), who talks with Pomp about various elements of quant trading, the challenges with finding useful #crypto #data, and the future of active management. itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ate…
23/ 🎧 @EthHub_io's ‘Into the Ether’ had @RLeshner (CEO, @CompoundFinance) on for its latest ep.!

In it, host @econoar talks w/ Robert about the origin story and underpinnings of Compound, the #OpenFi solution for money markets. Psst... scoop at 35:30 😉 podcast.ethhub.io/compound-open-…
24/🗣️ Another #podcast episode upload came via ‘What Bitcoin Did’.

In it, host @PeterMcCormack talks with applied cryptography consultant @PeterKTodd about all things #Bitcoin. Learnt plenty from this one!
25/ 🔚 That does it! Feel free to click below to see (and seed 😎) the thread in its initial form over on @Cent, an #Ethereum-powered, income-generating social network.

While you're there, be sure to give me a follow (mattw)! beta.cent.co/+dbgic6
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