EtherWorld's weekly: June 10, 2018

EtherWorld's weekly: June 10, 2018

(Blockchain eNewspaper)


World news

  • SEC Names Valerie A. Szczepanik Senior Advisor for Digital Assets and Innovation
  • Walton Blockchain Institute, a non-profit foundation officially approved by the Ministry of Science and ICT of South Korea, is officially launched on June 8, at 4 PM (Korea Time).
  • Korea Customs Service (KCS) has applied blockchain technology to grow the direct purchasing of foreign goods. loopchain technology to be applied to Import Customs Clearance Procedure.
  • Cryptocurrency adoption - London Waterloo Train Station
  • Bitcoin trading in Venezuela is skyrocketing amid 14,000% inflation
  • Matt Huang Leaving Sequoia Capital (previously was with Twitter Inc.) to Start Crypto Fund With Fred Ehrsam

Ethereum News

Other Blockchain News

  • Ripple Introduces the University Blockchain Research Initiative. Ripple has committed over $50 million in funding, subject matter expertise and technical resources to UBRI’s first wave of university partners —17 prestigious institutions around the world. * CEO Expect dozens of banks to use their cryptocurrency.
  • Monero CLI v0.12.2.0 "Lithium Luna", which includes full @LedgerHQ support, released!
  • Volkswagen, together with IOTA will show at #cebit18 a proof of concept how the trusted transfer of software over-the-air to vehicles can be securely documented using the #tangle.


Developers Update

Good Reads on Blockchain

Print, Video, Podcast & Interviews

  • Michael Novogratz, founder and chief executive officer of Galaxy Digital Capital Management, talks about the impact of cryptocurrencies on institutional investment with Bloomberg's Erik Schatzker at the Bloomberg Invest Summit in New York.
  • Gavin Wood - Tech Talks: The Energy Blockchain
  • EthBuenosAires Zero Knowledge episode #28


New Projects

  • Leverj - A Faster DEX Using Plasma

Project updates and Press Release


Out of the league

  • When Crypto Meets Conceptual Art, Things Get Weird. Kevin Abosch, 48, is a New York-based conceptual artist and photographer who is bringing the technology behind virtual currencies into his projects. He has been wearing an electroencephalogram, or EEG cap, while he works to measure electrical activity in the brain. He is turning the technology behind cryptocurrencies into art, stamping blockchain addresses in his own blood and selling a virtual neon Lamborghini.
  • A Periodic Table of Cryptocurrencies.

Trading & Mining

  • Coinbase
  • Bithumb Officially Cleared by the Korean IRS for Alleged Illegal Activities - The National Tax Services announced that after @BithumbOfficial 's audit they will be charged ~$30mil in taxes. The IRS found no illegal activities such as tax evasion to have taken place. The investigation was completed mid April.

Hackathon, Events & Developer programs


  • TokenData - ICOs raised a total of $2 billion in May 2018. 53 completed ICOs raised a total of $1.1B in May 2018 - versus $548M in April.

  • IDMoney Pre-sale ending on June 30, 2018.

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Disclaimer: This is not an investment advice and should NOT be viewed as project endorsement by EtherWorld. Readers are suggested to do their research before investing into any project.

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