EtherWorld's weekly: May 13, 2019

(Blockchain Weekly Recap)

News

World news

  • 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.

Ethereum news

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.

Technology

Projects

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

Miscellaneous

Print, Video, Podcast and Interviews

Blockchain good reads

Also check: EtherWorld's collection of Good Read on Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

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

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