February 28

Loopring Exchange is the first publicly accessible zkRollup exchange on Ethereum mainnet. This is the user-facing product we have built on our own Loopring protocol, and we consider the exchange a public beta.

It is 100% non-custodial, inheriting Ethereum-level security guarantees while capable to perform at a throughput 1000x greater (and 600x cheaper settlement cost) than the current state of the art layer-1 DEXes.

There is no KYC to trade on Loopring.io and no personal data of any kind to be collected: an Ethereum address is all you need.

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“Secure myState combines and implements existing blockchain integrations with a mindset of making government services easily accessible for everyone.

It’s a place where you can operate as a citizen, or a business entity; a document upload & verification system; an occupational license repository; [and] a one-stop-shop, for the people, by the people.”

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“The $2.2 billion represents 16 different Class A commercial properties based in Austin and Houston, Texas, Brooklyn, N.Y., Oakland, Calif., and Ontario, Canada. New York City-based Red Swan is holding investors’ funds in escrow and plans to distribute shares in April.

Tokenization has struggled to transform the multitrillion-dollar real estate market as institutions hesitate to re-engineer back offices until they see liquidity. Red Swan claims it has 30,000 accredited investors on its platform.

The tokens are ST-20 tokens running on Ethereum, but Red Swan plans to switch over to an Enterprise blockchain platform in the future.”

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“There are a number of moving parts when it comes to meeting travel rule requirements, including creating an identity system across a universe of VASPs, the storing and sharing of personally identifiable information (PII) without compromising privacy, and agreeing on a standardized messaging or data transmission system.

Some players believe a decentralized blockchain-based approach is needed to solve the travel rule problem in a manner appropriate to crypto companies, while others would prefer to rely on more centralized systems. 

We have been working with OpenVASP on interoperability already. Because the Shyft blockchain is a forked version of ethereum, you can actually deploy all of OpenVASP’s smart contracts fully onto Shyft.”


“Eric Wall, CIO of the Nordic cryptocurrency investment firm Arcane Assets, described the project as ‘the worst coin to have gotten as high as it did.’

The cryptography community doesn’t even know what to say about them at this point. First their custom-made hash-function was broken and you could forge transactions. Now they had to shut down their network because their wallet was hacked. This is insane because you should not be able to shut down a decentralized network.

The sort of meta-question the industry is asking itself is whether IOTA can successfully keep their partnerships and convert themselves into somewhat of a success by replacing the technology pieces as they go, without having had any viable plan whatsoever when they began. They’re pushing the boundaries of the fake-it-till-you-make-it approach to the extreme.”


“The plan is to enable game developers to create games within the dashboard, or simply insert code into an existing game that would integrate the Lightning Network for payments. There is a growing trend of players who want to be compensated for their time.

Users could be compensated for their attention especially when it comes to being bombarded by adverts.

I personally think that digital economies will become bigger than ‘real’ economies in our lifetime.”

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“Chamath Palihapitiya, the billionaire chairman of spaceflight company Virgin Galactic, has recommended that everyone hold Bitcoin (BTC) as a form of crisis insurance. 

When you see the amount of leverage the financial industry is running, and you think about all these dislocations and all these exogenous things that are happening that you can’t predict, there’s a lot of risk to the downside, and it will be great that an average individual citizen, of any country in the world, has an uncorrelated hedge.”