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0/🔺 Another hot start to the week in the crypto and blockchain space!

Today's 23-part thread features teams announcing product releases, partnerships, successful funding rounds, and more. Let's get to it!
1/ 🌩️ @ThunderProtocol announced they "launched the pre-release mainnet of the ThunderCore blockchain" at the end of February, ahead of "the public launch [they] currently estimate to be in Q3 2019." medium.com/thundercore/pr…
2/ 💅 @StellarOrg [ $XLM ] unveiled a new logo; replacing the cartoon rocketship with a "use-case neutral" logo reflects the openness of the network and serves as a currency symbol for lumens. The brand will launch alongside a redesigned stellar.org in May.
3/ 🥐 @0xProject [ $ZRX ] crowned two #ETHParis hackathon winners. 1st: GoMommy, a 0x-powered marketplace for @ENSDomains. 2nd: 12months, a project allowing you to request a DAI-denominated loan by collateralizing a car via 0x and Estonian E-ID system.
4/ 📣 @EthHub_io announced "the first EthHub bounties are live over at @GetGitcoin!" Earn money for contributing your time to improving the Eth1.x and Eth2.0 sections of the EthHub documentation section. Payments are made in DAI. medium.com/ethhub/ethhub-…
5/ 🇰🇷 @BittrexIntl announced its exchange will host the upcoming ~$6M Initial Exchange Offering (IEO) of XRD, the native token of South Korean #blockchain-based game data platform, @RAID_Official [ $XRD ]. bittrex.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/artic…
6/ 🚢 Decentralized liquidity network @Bancor [ $BNT ] announced its Unified Wallet is live! Users can, for the first time ever, perform one-click conversions between Ethereum- and EOS-based tokens without giving up possession of their crypto. The wallet is built atop #BancorX.
7/ 🔎 Ethereum wallet interface @MyEtherWallet (MEW) launched open-source #blockchain explorer EthVM Alpha on Ethereum's Ropsten test network. EthVM will soon be available for all Ethereum fork chains.
8/ 🔐 @UnchainedCap released its new vault product, which uses dedicated, on-chain bitcoin multisig addresses! The Austin-based company is the first to offer this sort of product; a solution based on what they call 'collaborative custody'. blog.unchained-capital.com/introducing-mu…
9/ 🤝 @Bloqboard partnered with @SendWyre to bring secondary trading for @MakerDAO CDPs!

Now, Bloqboard users can sell and repay large Maker CDPs in an OTC trade; unlocking ETH supplied to CDPs without having to acquire DAI. Open to users that have a CDP with >200,000 DAI drawn.
10/ 🥩 Institutional staking-as-a-service provider @Staked_us partnered with BlockTower Capital to join the #PlasmaChain validator pool! PlasmaChain is @Loom_Network's [ $LOOM ] high-performance DPoS sidechain that bridges multiple chains and Ethereum.
11/ 🧬 A three-way partnership between @Enjin [ $ENJ ], @SENSTweet, and the Ethereum Foundation was announced. As part of this collaboration, Enjin has launched an ERC1155-friendly SENS NFT Donation Store. blog.enjincoin.io/blockchain-mee…
12/ 🤑 @AmunAG, the startup behind the world's first listed crypto index project, announced the raising of a $4M seed round. The lead investor was no other than Graham Tuckwell, the first person to set up an ETF tracking the price of gold.
13/ 💰 #GroundX, the crypto-oriented subsidiary of Kakao Corp. - the parent co. of South Korean messaging app @KakaoTalk - raised $90M in a private coin offering for its upcoming blockchain platform, Klaytn. Another financing round of roughly the same sum kicks off this week.
14/ ⚡️ @Lopp (CTO, @CasaHODL) introduced lightning.how, a curated list of resources on the #LightningNetwork.

For those unaware, Jameson is also behind the unbelievably useful resource list devoted to Bitcoin, bitcoin.page.
15/ 🗞️ @Max_Bronstein (Marketing Manager, @DharmaProtocol) put together Dharma Markets #4.

Following Dharma's major announcement last week, Max uses this edition to break down the importance of secondary Dai markets. blog.dharma.io/dharma-markets…
16/ ✍️ @RicBurton (Co-Founder, @Balance_io) published a blog post laying out the case for open-source finance. Very much looking forward to seeing this narrative continue growing! medium.com/balance-io/why…
17/🎙️ Episode #36 of @POVCryptoPod is up!

In it, hosts @TrustlessState and @ck_SNARKs chat to Alvaro Jimenez (Founder, Gaudium Capital) about Bitcoin and Ethereum maximalists, and his belief the likes of Dfinity and EOS can supersede today's top projects. medium.com/@TrustlessStat…
18/ 🎧 @ChainPodcast released a new episode with @BlockFiZac (CEO, @TheRealBlockFi)!

Zac talks to host @Shaughnessy119 about various aspects of his New York-based crypto lending startup. itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/blo…
19/ 🗣️ @DARCnetwork shared episode #27 of their #podcast with guest @bzlwang (CTO, @RenProtocol), who discusses Ren's [ $REN ] role within the crypto ecosystem, privacy, and the need for collaboration between the community and regulators. soundcloud.com/darcnetwork/ep…
20/ 📺 A new episode of CNBC Africa's Crypto Trader is out!

Filming from last week's inaugural Hong Kong Blockchain Week, host @cryptomanran tracks down various well-known industry figures to discuss the trends, opportunities, and challenges in crypto.
21/ 🎓 Check out the video recording of Sunday's MIT Bitcoin Expo. The near-four-hour-long stream features talks by blockchain technology pioneer Stuart Haber; ThunderCore co-founder and Cornell professor @ElaineRShi; and SEC commissioner @HesterPeirce! web.mit.edu/webcast/mitbit…
22/ 🇫🇷 Similarly, more terrific video content can be found on @AssethFR's YouTube channel. The team has been busy uploading talks from last week's #EthCC, an Ethereum community conference they run. youtube.com/channel/UCf7zF…
23/ 👇 Wanting more? Click below for my entire 24-part thread on @Cent, an #Ethereum-powered, income-generating social network. Featured is a spotlight on @Raid_Official, also!

While you're there, be sure to give me a follow (mattw) 😉 beta.cent.co/+g3cg57
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