EtherWorld's weekly: February 10, 2019

Facebook Acquisition With Chainspace; UnionBank launches cryptoATM; GridPlus Electricity Provider in Texas; Web 3.0 Opera Launches Instant Crypto Purchases; Quadriga founder death left US$145 million unretrievable; Ethereum Hardfork Naming Finals.

EtherWorld's weekly: February 10, 2019

(Blockchain Weekly Recap)


World news

  • Facebook Makes First Blockchain Acquisition With Chainspace: Sources
  • UnionBank launches first virtual currency ATM.
  • Web 3.0 Opera Browser Launches Instant Crypto Purchases.
  • Microsoft Logic Apps Connector to Ethereum Blockchain Networks
  • GridPlus is LIVE in Texas. Opening the doors to Retail Electricity Provider. This is the first major, public step towards vision for the future of energy.
  • SEC Commissioner Hester M. Peirce - Regulation: A View from Inside the Machine
  • Brazil’s President Appointed Head of Central Bank is Pro Blockchain and Crypto
  • Quadriga cryptocurrency exchange founder filed will 12 days before he died. Gerald Cotten’s sudden death left US$145 million in bitcoin and other digital assets protected by his passwords unretrievable. QuadrigaCX Owes Customers $190 Million, Court Filing Shows.
  • A Dubai Royal Is Taking His First Steps Into Crypto.

Ethereum News

Other blockchain News

  • Zcash Counterfeiting Vulnerability Successfully Remediated.
  • More than 85% of the current Monero Hashrate is ASICs and each machine is doing 128 kh/s
  • Ripple: The XRPArmy, Explained.



Project and Protocol updates

  • Melon will run its decentralized governance on Aragon
  • Maker DAO propsed to Increasing the Stability Fee
  • Lightning VS Raiden #2: can we solve privacy and scalability problems of watchtowers and monitoring services?
  • Lighthouse Update #07
  • Zeppelin OS : Testing real-world contract upgrades
  • Connext BiWeekly Update #7
  • Convert Fiat on AirSwap with Wyre
  • Provide sustainable funding for Open Source with Gitcoin Grants
  • The District Weekly — February 9th, 2019
  • RocketPool Development Update — 6th Feb, 2019


Exchange, Wallet and Trading

  • Winklevoss Exchange Gemini Shuts Down Accounts Over Stablecoin Redemptions
  • Kraken Acquires Crypto Derivatives Trading Platform and Index Provider, Crypto Facilities, in Nine-figure Deal
  • Binance CEO: We Definitely Want to Add Ripple as a Partner for xRapid in the Future.
  • Create your own ETH Vanity Address

Print, Video, Podcast & Interviews

Blockchain good reads

EtherWorld's collection of Good Read on Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

Hackathon, Conferences, Events & Developer programs (Event Calendar)

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