October 8th

“Uniswap and Plasma Group released a Layer 2 exchange demo and it could be a peak into a more scalable decentralized finance.

The demo, which is running on the Ethereum Ropsten testnet, is capable of about 250 transactions per second, and an ‘optimized, production version would be capable of ~2000 TPS.’

State rent is being postponed. Instead, Alexey Akhunov is working on specifying the first viable version of a stateless client with the goal of giving the current version of Ethereum enough runway until Ethereum 2.0 is live.”

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Europe needs a common approach on crypto-assets such as Libra. I intend to propose new legislation on this.

There is a ‘strong willingness to act at an EU level‘ when it comes to Libra.”


“‘Wallets with SWFT Blockchain integration allow their users to swap currencies without having to leave the app or worry about addresses.’ No date has been provided for the launch of the new Ledger Live feature.

As the cryptocurrency market moves from speculation to real-world use, the need to swap between currencies will grow. […] At SWFT Blockchain, we believe swaps and payments are the next big thing and we are confident our tools will help companies like Ledger adapt to this new demand.”


“Telegram published terms of service the Grams Wallet, the wallet designed for its native cryptocurrency Gram (GRM), noting that the rules apply whether as a standalone application or as incorporated into the Telegram Messenger application.

The firm reserves the right to close, terminate or disable any or all Gram services, accounts, or access to the services ‘at any time for any reason.’ Additionally, Telegram reserves the right to modify their terms of service at any time and in their sole discretion.

The transactions you submit via the Services may not be completed, or may be substantially delayed by the TON Blockchain. We have no control over the TON Blockchain.”

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Sometime before Monday, the SEC has to give its decision: yes or no. They have no more ways to postpone it at this point.

Two years ago, there were no regulated, insured custodians in the Bitcoin market. Today, … there are big names like Fidelity and CoinBase [with] hundreds of millions of dollars of insurance from firms like Lloyd’s of London.

An ETF would enable financial advisors to bring Bitcoin to their clients easily ‘instead of them going rogue.'”


“Block.one claims that the updated EOS VM offers up to a 16x performance gain over EOSIO 1.0, thereby greatly improving smart contract efficiency.

Other major developments include the adoption of WebAuthn authentication standards, allowing to use a hardware device for authenticating and signing transactions in browsers.”

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“The amount of funds locked up in the layer-two network looks to be decreasing, seeming to indicate that fewer people are using it as a payment method. The catch is that, while this number is decreasing, lightning use might actually still be increasing because of increased privacy of lightning channels and other channel optimizations.

We can only know the public channels’ capacity, not private. Many wallets in the past few months have been released which default to non-advertised channels, these channels don’t show up on any public metrics.”

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“The solution is hosted on the blockchain-as-a-service platform called Dubai Pulse, which is a joint initiative of Smart Dubai — Duba’s smart city initiative. The platform aims to improve the ease of doing business in Dubai and enable license issuers to manage trade licenses and corporate registries.

The UAE has set a goal to make sure that 50% of government transactions will be blockchain-based by 2021.”


“Takaichi said political donations in cryptocurrency do not have to be disclosed under the Political Funds Control Law, unlike cash and securities. Therefore, crypto donations could also be made without limit.

Cryptographic assets do not fall under any of the above [regulations], and don’t limit donations.”


“Hdac will spend the funds to launch its mainnet as well as to develop decentralized applications, support new industry startups and create an ecosystem with a ‘cryptocurrency compensation system.’ Hdac is planning to release its mainnet in Q1 2020.

Hyundai has been actively embracing blockchain technology so far. In April, the company announced a blockchain application for pairing electric vehicles with smartphones.”

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