February 19

“Enjin has announced the launch of its game development platform on ethereum, enabling potentially millions of developers to integrate crypto assets into games and apps with no knowledge of writing blockchain code.

Our platform is designed to integrate seamlessly into new and existing games alike, providing a competitive edge to studios of all sizes and across all genres.

More than 2,500 projects making use of ERC-1155 have already been created on the testnet version of the Enjin Platform.

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“The attack – the second in less than a week – began when attackers apparently took out a flash loan of 7,500 ETH (approximately US$1.98 million), using 3,518 ETH to purchase synthetic USD stablecoin sUSD from the issuer, which they then posted as collateral for a bZx loan.

In its entirety, the attack took just over a minute from beginning to end. A bZx spokesperson confirmed the company itself, rather than any of the platform’s users, would cover the shortfall.

bZx’s chief visionary officer and operations lead highlighted that bZx would accelerate plans to integrate Chainlink to diversify price feeds and prevent oracle manipulations from happening again.”

Matterum’s platform for authenticating collectible items is now live, and it’s already processed several $10,000 William Shatner figurines.

Mattereum has the tools to make physical goods flow around the world as easily as information using Ethereum blockchain smart contracts.

Amongst the first digitized objects were several signed Captain Kirk action figures. Other items that have been digitized are a WWI rifle cartridge and a bottle of 1931 Vintage Wine.”

“The Internal Revenue Service has invited a number of undisclosed crypto startups to a summit on March 3 to discuss its existing approach to taxing cryptocurrencies as well as enforcement efforts.

The summit will consist of four panels addressing technology, issues faced by exchanges, tax returns and regulatory compliance.

My understanding of the event is this is going to be something where the IRS is going to use this as an opportunity to learn from [participants] in the ecosystem but [it] may help inform IRS’s thinking.”

“In a proposal for financial reform released Feb. 18, the Democratic candidate not only wrote about cryptocurrency as an asset class, but also offered a regulatory framework for cryptocurrency in the U.S.

Cryptocurrencies have become an asset class worth hundreds of billions of dollars, yet regulatory oversight remains fragmented and undeveloped. Mike will work with regulators to provide clearer rules of the game.”

“Specifically, the initiative aims to record satellite-sourced information on a distributed ledger to provide mining firms with a trusted and coordinated source of data, replacing paper-based sources that need to be cross-checked by multiple teams in different locations.

As mining companies may spend months in order to obtain the right data from often-fragmented sources, the blockchain-powered satellite database project is also designed to cut costs of the mining industry.”

Officials revealed that they tracked both offline and online purchases of fever medicine to organize relief efforts. While no direct mentions were made, it is implied that the information has been collected thanks to Alipay and WeChat, the country’s duopoly of mobile payment systems.

The information including the time, name, citizenship number, current residential address and contact telephone numbers of the above-mentioned patients has been taken in. On-site verification, follow-up testing, isolation and treatment have been organized.”