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0/ ⛅️ The sun is starting to come out. #CryptoWinter, it must be over? That's for the markets to decide.

In the mean time, I've got a 21-part thread covering the past 24 hours worth of events from the crypto and blockchain space. Hope you like it!
1/ 👀 Forbes reported @a16z's 150 staff are being registered as financial advisors (i.e., a16z renouncing VC firm status); allowing them to go deeper on riskier bets (e.g., buying #crypto, unlimited shares in public companies, etc.). $2B fund coming, too! forbes.com/sites/alexkonr…
2/ 📉 EY, the court-appointed monitor in Quadriga’s creditor protection procedures, filed its fourth monitor report. "In the latest twist in the ongoing Quadriga saga," @ahcastor writes, "EY is proposing Quadriga shift...into proceedings under the [BIA]." amycastor.com/2019/04/02/ey-…
3/ 📱 @RelayXio unveiled their self-titled wallet; the first to enable payments to flow between currencies and closed #mobile payment apps and banks. At launch, it supports interoperable sends and receives over WeChat Pay and Alipay. medium.com/@relayx/launch…
4/ 🇬🇧 @TrustToken announced the launch of TrueGBP [ $TGBP ]: a token pegged to the British pound, which is now available for trading on OTC desks. The new ERC20-compliant token shares its parent company and structure with the widely known TrueUSD [ $TUSD ].
5/ 🤝 @MakerDAO [ $MKR ] announced it's collaborating with @VANTANetwork and @TeamHYCON (Glosfer) to crypto-fy Korean cities' local currencies. Glosfer previously worked with a local government to create Nowon Coin, the first-ever local cryptocurrency. blog.makerdao.com/makerdao-colla…
6/ 🇨🇳 @Waltonchain [ $WTC ] entered into a strategic cooperation with Ascent Networks - a professional data carrier marketing enterprise - to expand global B2B blockchain project ListeningMind (LMT) into the Chinese market.
7/ 🥇 @CeloHQ, a decentralized proof-of-stake protocol with a mobile-friendly, ultralight client experience allowing anyone to securely send stable-value digital assets to any phone number, announced a16z crypto and Polychain purchased $15M and $10M, respectively, of Celo Gold.
8/ 🤑 @HarmonyProtocol raised $18M in its token pre-sale from the likes of @Lemniscap, @BCAssetsFund, UniValues Associates, and Consensus Capital. Its blockchain will launch with a pre-mine of 12.6B tokens. A tad over 2.8B of these sold in the $18M raise. coindesk.com/apple-amazon-a…
9/ ⚾️ L.A.-based dApp developer @LucidSightInc raised $6M to expand its @MLBChampions and @CS_Commander blockchain games to traditional game platforms. Investing in this round were Salem Partners, The Galaxy EOS VC Fund, @DCGco, and more. venturebeat.com/2019/04/02/luc…
10/ ✍️ @dergigi published the third part of their outstanding written series, 'What I've Learned From Bitcoin'. In this installment, Gigi details various technological teachings they've received thanks to Bitcoin. Quality references and use of analogies. medium.com/@dergigi/techn…
11/ ✂️ @PHenrikAnd (CIO, @ApolloCapitalAU) authored a blog post detailing how cryptoassets "cut the Gordian knot of an increasingly regulated, compartmentalized, balkanized, complex financial system." Nice use of metaphor and not too verbose, either. apollocap.io/blog/2019/4/2/…
12/ 🎙️ @MrJasonChoi had @hal2001 (Co-Founder & CEO, UMA) on 'The Blockcrunch Podcast' to talk all about @UMAprotocol, a decentralized financial contracts platform built to enable Universal Market Access. blockcrunch.libsyn.com/inside-umas-de…
13/ 🗣️ @bzlwang (CTO, Ren) appeared on the latest instalment of @SendWyre's 'Wyre Talks' podcast.

With host @TomScaria, Loong details various aspects of @RenProtocol [ $REN ], a project working to create an ecosystem for unstoppable privacy. simplecast.com/s/e9432194
14/ ⚡️ To kick off the month of Lightning-focussed podcasts, @PeterMcCormack invited @Snyke (Core Tech Engineer, @Blockstream) onto 'What Bitcoin Did'. In it, they discuss how the various Lightning dev teams collaborate, how payment channels work, upcoming projects, and more!
15/ 💧 On show #14 of @Melt_Dem and @_jillruth's @WGMGpodcast, the topic of liquidity gets discussed in depth; what it means in markets, for companies, for individual assets, and the role of market participants and market structure in managing this flow. cms.megaphone.fm/channel/whatgr…
16/ 🦅 @HesterPeirce (Commissioner, S.E.C.) chatted to @LauraShin on the latest 'Unchained' episode. Topics discussed include the Bitcoin ETF, ICOs, how the commissioners reach decisions, non-custodial exchanges, stablecoins, security tokens and more! unchainedpodcast.com/sec-commission…
17/ 📝 @Clearmatics' Antoine Rondelet and Michal Zajac published a 39-page paper titled 'ZETH: On Integrating Zerocash on Ethereum'. ZETH is an adaptation of Zerocash that can be deployed on top of @Ethereum without making any change to the base layer. arxiv.org/pdf/1904.00905…
18/ 🗞️ Validator node operator @ChorusOne issued the 14th edition of 'Staking Economy'. Titled 'Staking Goes Mainstream', they discuss the @Cosmos launch, @EnigmaMPC secret nodes, @NuCypher's recently announced WorkLock, and more! medium.com/staking-econom…
19/ 📺 @twobitidiot (CEO & Founder, @MessariCrypto) was invited on to the @BloombergTV desk for a 5-minute chat about Bitcoin's value surge with hosts @CarolineHyde, @TheStalwart, and @RomaineBostick. bloomberg.com/news/videos/20…
20/ 📽️ Also doing the media rounds was @Kevin_Kelly_II (Co-Founder, @Delphi_Digital), who appeared on @TDANetwork's 'Morning Trade Live' to explain how his digital asset research boutique called a Q1 bottom for BTC's USD-denominated value.
21/ 🔗 Want more? Find the full version of my thread over on @Cent, an Ethereum-powered, income-generating social network.

Be sure to give 'mattw' a follow while you're over there 😉

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