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0/ 🔷 Given the date, 'twas tougher than normal sifting through the "news" today. Nonetheless, I managed to put together a 19-part thread on the past day's events from the crypto and blockchain space.

Hope you learn a thing or two!
1/ ⚡️ A PoC of the first lightning-enabled Bitcoin ATM was demo'd at #LightningHackDayHK on Sunday. Created by Bitcoin dev @FelixWeis, the below video shows Felix executing a Lightning-driven withdrawal using a 20 HKD bill and a mobile bitcoin wallet.
2a/ 🇨🇦 As part of the fraud investigation into blockchain service startup Vanbex, a Canadian court ordered authorities to freeze assets of the company’s two founders - Kevin Hobbs and Lisa Cheng - and seize their two Land Rovers, per court documents. scribd.com/document/40390…
2b/ 🤔 These documents claim Vanbex raised $30M (CAD) in an ICO of the $FUEL token in 2017. The court claims Vanbex "did not intend to use the invested funds to develop the product they were marketing." Hobbs and Cheng deny these accusations.
3/ 🇵🇰 Citing ministry sources, The Express Tribune reported Pakistan's federal government introduced Electric Money Institutions (EMIs) regs following recommendations from the FATF. These rules are being brought in to monitor and regulate the crypto space. tribune.com.pk/story/1941180/…
4a/ 📣 @Binance announced its next Binance Launchpad project: @MaticNetwork [ $MATIC ], an L2 scaling solution that achieves scale by utilizing sidechains for off-chain computation while securing assets using the Plasma framework and a decentralized network of PoS validators.
4b/ 🌘 Notably, 19% of $MATIC's total supply is being allocated for the Binance Launchpad token sale; more than triple the mere 6% spared for each of $BTT, $FET, and $CELR's token sale. support.binance.com/hc/en-us/artic…
5/ 🔮 The @Everipedia and IQ Network team unveiled the 2nd major EOSIO-based dApp powered by the $IQ token: the @PredIQt_Network, a flexible, general-purpose prediction market platform for EOS on top of which anyone can build.

The launch of PredIQt's MVP is expected by June.
6/ 🌉 @POANetwork [ $POA ] announced their latest release: the ETC-to-WETC TokenBridge. Now, users can leverage @Eth_Classic [ $ETC ] and transform it into wrapped ETC [ $WETC ] for use as an ERC20-compliant utility token on the #Ethereum mainnet!
7/ 🤑 @VELICfinancial secured funding from major Japanese VC fund @BDashVentures. Will use the funding to assist global expansion and launch crypto-related services such as a(n) proprietary custody solution, exchange, crypto loans, and investment packages. medium.com/velicfinancial…
8/ 💰 @ConsenSysVC shared the 10 blockchain startups comprising the second cohort of its Tachyon accelerator program: Genomes, @Z_Blok, Glimpse, Sensor.link, @LawCoinX, @CypherockWallet, @Ether_Cards, Sooho, Ibisa and @LinkdropOrg. All will receive $100,000, too!
9/ 💸 @CoinFund_io announced their investment in @GEO_Protocol, an open source overlay protocol enabling the creation and interoperability of value transfer networks in a lightweight, cost-efficient, and scalable way. blog.coinfund.io/coinfund-inves…
10/ 📢 @JBrukh open-sourced a relative value model for governance tokens. The question prompting this was "given a governance token distribution, how do we quantify the influence a particular token holder’s stake exerts over the governance process?"
11/ ✍️ @Ikigai_Fund's @Travis_Kling published a writeup on @TheBlock_ laying out the argument for purchasing BTC to protect your portfolio against "the largest monetary and fiscal policy experiment in human history." theblockcrypto.com/2019/04/01/bit…
12/ 🧰 @ParityTech's @nczhu created an awesome repo for all news, events, and onboarding materials for Substrate, an open-source framework that lets you build entire, configurable blockchains in minimal time.
13/ 🧵 @EthHub_io's @sassal0x put together a master-thread for all his brilliant #DeFi spotlight threads. Anthony's already completed four such threads, which covered @CompoundFinance, DEX types, stablecoin types, and @DharmaProtocol.
14/ 🎙️ @calilyliu (Co-Founder, @Earndotcom) appeared on the 'Base Layer' podcast to chat to host @DavidJN79 about the store-of-value proposition of bitcoin [ $BTC ], the cultural differences between China and the U.S., plus more!
15/ 🎧 On the latest 'Off the Chain' episode, host @APompliano (Founding Partner, Morgan Creek Digital) spoke to @DanZuller (Partner, @VisionHill_) about crypto-focused fund of funds, what investment strategies are currently enticing, and more! itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/off…
16/ 🗣️ @iam_preethi (Founder, @isTruStory) chatted with Ethereum core dev @LRettig on his contentious recent tweet claiming "Ethereum governance has failed." Notably, Lane has apologized for going with "too strong of a statement."
17/ 🗞️ @econoar and @sassal0x published the 55th issue of the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. It includes a foreword on the status of multiple Eth2.0 Beacon Chain testnets and EthHub's new Ethereum community call they're spearheading. ethhub.substack.com
18/ 🔦 @Arca shared their latest 'That's Our Two Satoshis' newsletter. In it, they shed light on crypto's first-quarter rally, something that gained little acknowledgment indeed. The Arca team explore the IEO space, too.

See: ar.ca/blog/crypto-ma…
19/ 🌱 As always, you can find my threads on @Cent, an Ethereum-powered, income-generating social network. Be sure to follow 'mattw' while you're there 😉

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