(Blockchain Weekly Recap)
- US Department of Treasury built an Ethereum-based Proof of Concept to "reimagine the way asset tracking was conducted at the Bureau of the Fiscal Service."
- SEC approves first ICO portal, still unnamed.
- U.S. Congressman calls for bill to ‘outlaw’ cryptocurrencies.
- Blogging platform Cent has launched a new feature that allows users to send each other the cryptocurrency Ether via chat. The feature enables such payments even without downloading a crypto wallet like MetaMask. Coindesk report .
- Facebook Updating Ad Policies for Financial Services and Products - ads promoting cryptocurrency is back. "It’s Time to Break Up Facebook" - NY Times report Opinion.
- [PepsiCo](PepsiCo Blockchain Trial Brings 28% Boost in Supply Chain Efficiency) Blockchain Trial Brings 28% Boost in Supply Chain Efficiency
- Leading Canadian Law Firms Collaborate on Blockchain-Based Smart Contract Project.
- Armando "Pitbull" Perez announced the launch of his latest venture, an international blockchain coding competition "Smackathon" aimed at disrupting the current state of the music industry. CNBC report
- User acceptance testing for bitcoin futures custody and trading in Bakkt is planned for July.
Devcon 5 in Osaka, Japan from October 8-11, 2019.
Ethereum core devs call #61
The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) announced the publication of the Enterprise Ethereum Client Specification V3. The EEA also announced the latest Off-Chain Trusted Compute Specification V1 document.
ConsenSys, VitalikButerin, and the Ethereum Foundation are all contributing 1k $ETH each to MolochDAO.
Ethereum Cat Herders Update #8
Exchange, Wallet News
- Bitfinex is able to raise 1b USDt in 10 days, in a private sale.
- Binance Security Breach Update. Hackers Steal $40.7 Million in Bitcoin. API Key Reset
- UniswapExchange announcing Unisocks - a limited edition, dynamically priced sock!!!
- Dapper a new Ethereum “smart wallet” by the creator of CryptoKitties.
New Projects and Protocol
- Scratch 3.0 : an extension for Ethereum integration that allows kids to build apps (mostly games) on top of Ethereum.
- Lattice1 - The Lattice1 is an un-opinionated piece of hardware. Pre-Sales and Added GRID Redemption Functionality
Projects and Protocols update
- The State of Layer-2 Protocol Development #2 by ConsenSys.
- Nimbus (Status) - Two Point Oh: Randomness. What is RANDAO? What is VDF?
- MakerDAO and Airtm Partner to Empower Financial Stability in South America.
- DAppNode goes v0.2.0. The big revamp: Lighter, with higher stability and more flexibility.
- Announcing the FOAM Grants Program. Supporting a vibrant developer community to build trustless spatial applications.
- Introducing 0x Instant, Development Update #18
Print, Video, Podcast and Interviews
- Sub0: Substrate Developer Conference Sub0 Welcome Note - Dr. Jutta Steiner, Parity Technologies
- Vitalik in Microsoft Build 2019
- Cloud + Blockchain - Build Live with Mark Russinovich and Vitalik Buterin
- Gavin Wood, Ethereum Co-Founder : “My Biggest Disappointment Is How Toxic This Space Has Become”
- ConsenSys’ Joe Lubin: Ethereum’s Competition Isn’t Even Close.
- The Golden Path Forward with Shaun Djie, Digix.
Blockchain good reads
- Control as Liability by Vitalik Buterin
- Quantifying Immutability: Understanding how blockchain immutability changes over time and visualizing it to stakeholders - Yaz Khoury
- Ethereum 1x as an attempt to change the “process” - Alexey Akhunov
- Proofs of Proofs of Work with Sublinear Complexity
- FlyClient: Super-Light Clients for Cryptocurrencies
Also check: EtherWorld's collection of Good Read on Blockchain & Cryptocurrency
Hackathon, Conferences, Events & Developer programs (Event Calendar)
- May 13-15, 2019: Consensus by Coindesk. Register here.
- May 16, 2019: TOKEN SUMMIT IV NEW YORK CITY.
- May 17, 2019: Hard deadline to accept proposals for “Istanbul” upgrade.
- May 17–19, 2019: ETHNewYork
- May 17, 2019: Deadline to accept proposals for Instanbul upgrade fork
- May 23-25, 2019: Swarm Orange Summit Madrid 2019
- May 27-28, 2019: ethcon Korea
- June 10-11, 2019: Blockchain for Social Impact Conference 2019 Building a Resilient Future at Microsoft Conference Center, 11 Time Square, New York, NY.
- June 22 – 24, 2019: Zcon, Annual Privacy Conference
- July 19, 2019: BuildEth, San Francisco
- August 2–4, 2019: ETHIndia II
- September 6–8, 2019: ETHBoston
- September 16-17, 2019: STARKWare, Tel Aviv
- October 8-11, 2019: Devcon 5, Osaka, Japan.
- October 2019: ETHWaterloo II, Sign up to mailing list to be notified when applications open.
- October 16, 2019: Istanbul. Planned Ethereum Network Upgrade.
- October 30-31, 2019: Blockchain Life 2019, Russia- Moscow
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