EtherWorld's weekly: January 27, 2019

London Stock Exchange enters the cryptocurrency market; Robinhood wins New York trading license; Ethereum Cat Herders brings Decentralizing Ethereum project management; Ethereum Hardfork Naming Challenge ; Symbiont closes $20 Million; Harvard, Levi Strauss, ties up with ConsenSys and more...

EtherWorld's weekly: January 27, 2019

(Blockchain Weekly Recap)


World news

  • London Stock Exchange enters the cryptocurrency market; Partners with Hong Kong-based exchange
  • UK Securities regulator rejects the SEC's "fully decentralized" test for utility tokens in new guidance, says utility tokens are not securities within their jurisdiction, regardless of functionality.
  • Cryptocurrency firm Robinhood wins New York trading license
  • MIT researchers have developed a new secure cryptocurrency that reduces data users need to join the network and verify transactions by up to 99 percent, compared to today’s popular cryptocurrencies, which could mean a more scalable network. Vault, a cryptocurrency that lets users join the network by downloading only a fraction of the total transaction data.
  • Samsung Blockchain KeyStore confirmed by Galaxy S10 leaked images. Also posted on Twitter of Concept designer Ben Geskin that show off Samsung’s (Ethereum) cryptocurrency service, along with an image of the Galaxy S10.
  • Symbiont closes $20 Million in Series B funding. The round was led by Nasdaq Ventures with participation from additional new investors including Galaxy Digital, Citi, Raptor Group, and others.
  • Money Transmitter Act Guidance for Virtual Currency Businesses in Pennsylvania
  • TWEETSTORM by Caitlin Long about Wyoming’s cryptocurrency bill.
  • Harvard, Levi Strauss, U.S. think tank in blockchain tie-up on worker welfare
  • Levi Strauss & Co.’s Worker Well-being (WWB) program aims to improve the lives of those who make our products around the world. New America Foundation and ConSensys – a blockchain software development consultancy – were awarded a two-year grant by the U.S. State Department to develop a blockchain platform. SHINE plans to use it to capture survey data directly from workers.

Ethereum News

Other blockchain News

  • Ripple - Q4 2018 XRP Markets Report
  • Bitfury Launches Suite of Lightning Network Business Products
    Tools Will Help Promote Adoption of the Bitcoin Lightning Network
  • $630 Million Cryptocurrency Dash Releases ‘Biggest Upgrade’ Since Governance System



New Projects and Protocols

  • $DONUT — tokenized /r/ethtrader karma!
  • Katinrun is the first open source blockchain community in Thailand. They are developing an Ethereum-based donation platform where a donee who needs some support and a donor who wants to give support can meet together.
  • yeeth: Ethereum 2.0 in Swift & BeaconChain.swift updates
  • Grin: a cryptocurrency that leverages the mimblewimble privacy technology, has just gone live on mainnet.

Project and Protocol updates

  • Polkadot Seeking New Token Sale Above $1 Billion Valuation
  • QtumX Reaches 10,000 TPS in Benchmark Tests
  • Gitcoin Requests is a great way to try the platform if you haven't already. Request funding for any open source Github issue, and we have funding to bring it onto the platform.
  • ENS: Permanent Registar Proposals - Overflow Funds, Fees & Rent, 3-6 Character Auction Start
  • Announcing the New Origin Identity
  • Zilliqa Project Update #26 — Final Testing Before Mainnet Launch on the 31st of January.
  • The Gnosis Safe is now available for iOS


Out of the league

Print, Video, Podcast & Interviews

Blockchain good reads

EtherWorld's collection of Good Read on Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

Jobs and Vacancies

Wallets, Exchange, Trading & Mining

  • Crypto OTC Services Now Available on Binance
  • Kyber Network Introducing the Automated Price Reserve

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