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0/ 'Twas very much 'M&A Mondays' in the #crypto/#blockchain space, with not one, not two, but *three* announcements revealing the coming together of two previously discrete projects.

A heap of other developments took place on Monday, too, so let's get into it, shall we?
1/ 🐱 @Efolioapp - a P2P marketplace to buy and sell #crypto tokens - unveiled its solution that brings English auctions (as distinct from Dutch auctions) to @0xProject [ $ZRX ]!

Bid for NFTs with either an #ERC20- and #ERC721-compliant token. Neat! medium.com/@emoonmarket/0…
2/ 📣 Per @Cheddar, Facebook hired most of the @Chainspace_io team; its first major 'acqui-hire’ in the #crypto space.

Who is Chainspace? A #blockchain startup self-described as "a planetary scale smart contracts platform." cheddar.com/videos/faceboo…
3/ 🦑 In other M&A-related news, #SanFrancisco-based @KrakenFX positioned itself as the world's first #crypto spot and futures exchange by announcing the acquisition of #London-based @CryptoFLtd in a "nine-figure deal."
4/ 📊 It's an M&A kind of day in crypto land! #London-based @TheTokenAnalyst, a provider of on-chain insights on #crypto assets, announced that leading #smartcontract alerts and monitoring platform @ReeboIO was joining its team.
5/ ⚖️ @ZenPrivex announced the alpha launch of #ForDeX, the inaugural #stablecoin relayer built on @0xProject.

Gives #crypto traders the ability to purchase, sell and store wealth in one of several listed stablecoins, be they USD-, KRW-, or SGD-denominated.
6/ 🛠️ @DIRTProtocol - allowing anyone to deploy a datastore on #Ethereum that's openly editable - announced the alpha release of its DIRT developer portal.

Devs can deploy a so-called Community Moderated Datastore (CMD) and store data on Ethereum! medium.com/dirt-protocol/…
7/ 📉 Private shares of #crypto exchange operator Circle are reportedly being offered at a ~77% discount (i.e., $3.80 vs. a $16.23 per-share-valuation at the time of their Series E fundraise last May) on @SharesPost.
8/ 🍩 More developments out of r/EthTrader's #Reddit-based Donuts-for-Karma reputation mechanism, with Reddit admin u/internetmallcop posting some thoughts. reddit.com/r/ethtrader/co…
9/ ✈️ @TravalaCom [ $AVA ] announced its #blockchain-powered booking marketplace now accepts payments denominated in the @Nano [ $NANO ] #cryptocurrency!
10/ 🇵🇾 @BitfuryGroup revealed they are - in collaboration with @Commons_FDN - launching #bitcoin transaction processing centers in Paraguay! These sites will be constructed using Bitfury's BlockBox AC mobile datacenters. medium.com/meetbitfury/bi…
11/ 🤑 @EthHub_io published a page that lists the sources of funding for each of the 9 teams currently building #Ethereum 2.0 (i.e., @PryLabs, @ChainSafeth, @PegaSysEng, @HarmonyProtocol, @ParityTech, @Sigp_io, @EthStatus, E.F., and @ZKLabs). Top resource! docs.ethhub.io/ethereum-roadm…
12/ 📢 Predictive analytics firm @EndorProtocol have onboarded @IOHK_Charles (Founder & CEO, @InputOutputHK) as senior advisor.

Per Endor's below tweet, Charles is joining the "team to work with [them] on major new developments which are in the pipeline."
13/ 🎭 #Norway-based startup @Diwala published a detailed blog post updating the community on recent developments vis-à-vis its pioneering platform and #app. They leverage @uPort_me's self-sovereign #identity solution. medium.com/diwala/diwalas…
14/ 🤝 Leading compliance-focused decentralized fundraising platform @HoldexHQ partnered with formal verification platform for smart contracts and #blockchain ecosystems, @CertiKorg. Will allow #STO issuers using the Holdex platform to access top-tier smart contract security.
15/ 🗞️ @DiarNewsletter v3.4 is out! In this issue of the #crypto newsletter, on-chain lending and borrowing activity on @CompoundFinance was analyzed.

Also covered the exchange sector's lacklustre start to 2019, as well as IBM's many #blockchain trials. diar.co/volume-3-issue…
16/ 📰 In @APompliano's 'Off The Chain' daily newsletter, he addresses what he considers "the worst kept secret in crypto right now... that most funds are struggling to raise money."

Certainly are many things to ponder. Worth the read! offthechain.substack.com/p/the-worst-ke…
17/ 🎢 @TheBlock__'s @lawmaster published a sobering piece exploring the rise and fall of Ian Balina, the man who "became one of the world's most prolific ICO influencers in 2017 while growing his portfolio from $37,000 to $5.36 million by January 2018." theblockcrypto.com/2019/02/04/ian…
18/ 👾 @TonySheng (Product Lead, @Decentraland) published a blog post wherein he walks the reader through how he structures his brainstorming on any given topic - in this case, #crypto gaming. Which layer(s) of the gaming value chain are worth penetrating? tonysheng.com/opportunities-…
19a/ ✍️ In his latest edition of UQ, @twobitidiot (CEO, @MessariCrypto) details the ongoingly troublesome token supply metric, and how an enhanced methodology - vs. market cap (i.e., 'circulating token supply' x 'last transaction price') - known as "liquid cap" is in the works.
19b/🖐️ Ryan shares that - as part of @MessariCrypto's continued efforts to "complete formulas for the entire asset class" - there are just five supply curve inputs (albeit, each with subcomponents):
19c/ 🗣️ [i] Token generation, [ii] programmatic inflation, [iii] programmatic deflation, [iv] founders supply (company & individuals), and [v] community supply (investors/partners/third parties).

I encourage you all to read Ryan's post! messari.substack.com/p/thoughts-on-…
20/ 👥 @CoinDesk's research arm published a community-driven edition of its 4Q18 'State of the Blockchain' report.

A host of familiar faces share their reflections on the final quarter of 2018, such as. @Shaughnessy119, @Crypto_Macro, @Dogetoshi, et al. coindesk.com/state-of-block…
21/🎙️ In a rare #media appearance, @DaHonfei (CEO, @NEO_Blockchain) spoke with #crypto-focused interviewer @Brad_Laurie about all things NEO.

~80 minutes on Neo 3.0, @NEO_DevCon, the distinction b/w Onchain and @OntologyNetwork [ $ONT ] and plenty more!
22/ 🇩🇪 The videos from #GorliCon are up on @ETHBerlin's YouTube channel!

Features the Görli Testnet launch (i.e., the first PoA cross-client testnet) as well as talks by representatives from @DAppNode, @MakerDAO, @Raiden_Network, @TheTokenAnalyst et al.
23/ 💸 @LjXie (Co-Founder, @ScalarCapital) uploaded a highly informative video of a talk she recently gave at a workshop for participants of the upcoming @CoinList + @0xProject #Hackathon. Useful links in the description, too!
24/ 👀 That's a wrap! A busy Monday in the #crypto/#blockchain space indeed.

I posted this thread earlier on @Cent, an #Ethereum-powered, income-generating social network. Check it out!

While you're there, be sure to give me a follow (mattw) 😉

{fin} beta.cent.co/+9plscz
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