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0/ 🔷 Hi all! Got a fresh 14-part thread on all you should know from the crypto and blockchain space over the past 24 hours. Let's get into it.
1a/ ❌ Well, it's official. Crypto mining behemoth Bitmain has officially failed their attempt to IPO on HKEX; announcing today their September 2018 listing application "has reached its 6-month expiration date." blog.bitmain.com/en/2019-focus-…
1b/ 👔 Bitmain also confirmed other rumours that'd been circulating recently: that Haichao Wang has been promoted to CEO. Co-founders and (now) former co-CEOs Micree Zhan and Jihan Wu will continue on as directors, but will not be involved in Bitmain's day-to-day operations.
2/ 🎟️ @OriginProtocol announced they're offering their community the chance to become token holders alongside their core team and investors! As of next month, Origin Tokens (OGN) can be earned by using the Marketplace DApp and sharing Origin with friends via social media.
3/ 🌍 The African Digital Asset Foundation (ADAF) published v0.1 of the @ADAF_io, a guideline aimed at providing an evolving framework of minimum standards for consumers, policymakers and entrepreneurs to follow when evaluating TGEs. medium.com/african-digita…
4/ 🤑 @Zilliqa shared the 9 projects comprising the 3rd wave of Zilliqa Ecosystem Growth awardees. They also changed the grant programme structure; defining three tracks "in order to better engage with and guided developers and teams who are interested in building on Zilliqa."
5a/ 🔦 @KuCoinCom announced its first KuCoin Spotlight project: MultiVAC [ $MTV ], a high-throughput blockchain platform utilizing sharding computing. Token sale starts April 3. Just 6% of MTV's supply will be made available for the Spotlight token sale. kucoin.com/news/en-token-…
5b/ 🔜 Also from KuCoin, their CEO @gan_chun announced their derivative trading platform (i.e., KuMex) is "on the way and KCS will play a key role in it."
6/ 🗓️ EOS development company @block_one_ teased #B1June, an event set to take place in Washington, D.C. on June 1st. Speculation had begun surfacing in recent weeks regarding a major EOS-related announcement dropping in June.
7/ 🚀 @VeriBlock's blockchain launched on mainnet! Their year-long testnet finished March 4. VeriBlock is known for its Proof-of-Proof (PoP) consensus protocol, which allows any blockchain to inherit the full security of #Bitcoin in a decentralized, trustless manner.
8/ 🔛 Today marked the beta launch of Ching!, an easy-to-setup web-based point-of-sale that supports DAI and xDAI. The open-source application is currently being used in conjunction with @AustinGriffith's Burner Wallet at Cypherpunk Speakeasies and other educational events.
9/ 🤝 trueDigital Holdings, a #fintech infrastructure provider, partnered with crypto data firm Kaiko and digital asset analytics company Inca Digital Securities to widen the distribution OTC reference rates for bitcoin [ $BTC ] and ether [ $ETH ]. cointelegraph.com/news/fintech-f…
10/ 🌉 @BrexHQ announced the acquisition of blockchain-based digital payments startup, @ElphNetwork. Elph provides software solutions to make digital payments, easy, secure, and scalable.

Elph's 5 founders - one of whom is a former senior engineer at Coinbase - will join Brex.
11/ 💪 On M&As, trading platform @eToro agreed to acquire blockchain startup Firmo to accelerate the growth of tokenized financial assets. Firmo is building a sidechain that enables users to execute financial smart contracts across different blockchains. bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
12/ 🎙️ @DavidJN79 and @AmandaPFrankel brought on @frothcity (Co-Founder, @FOAMspace) for a new 'Base Layer' episode. They discussed what Ryan and his team are building at FOAM and its use cases vis-à-vis supply, logistics, insurance, gaming, and more. baselayer.tech/singal-page/?p…
13/ 📽️ @AlexSaundersAU (Founder & CEO, @NuggetsNewsAU) uploaded an interview with @Cent co-founders @CHejazi and @MaxBrody! Discussed were the inspiration for, and mechanisms that underpin, Cent.
14/ 👀 Speaking of @Cent, that's where you can find the rest of this thread, which was uploaded just minutes ago.

Here, you'll learn of a cool new browser extension for revealing #crypto-related user biases on Twitter, and much more! beta.cent.co/+gnbmwi
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