The Disrupt Weekend

“Some 71,891 eth ‘will be in the deposit contract before 24 November at noon.’

That was the amount as of yesterday at 5PM, with Bitcoin Suisse still accepting staking deposits until November 22.

The Swiss company is the only known established [custodial solution] to provide ethereum staking from the get go.

See Also: Eth2 Deposit Contract Passes 50% Staked

Most people just want a “plug-and-play” solution to start earning a ETH-denominated passive income.

DAppNode and Avado are two solid options. They give you the proper hardware and a nice UI to work from. For the non-technical people out there, this is what you need to get started.

Running your own server contributes to the collective vision of a resilient, censorship-resistant, decentralized global network and you can earn significant returns on your holdings for your contribution.”

Great thread on the groundbreaking research behind Eth2

Holding Bitcoin (BTC) in treasury will soon become a corporate standard. Wall Street firm MicroStrategy recently made headlines when it decided to allocate a large portion of its treasury to Bitcoin, buying over 21,000 BTC in August and almost 17,000 more in September. MicroStrategy stock rallied just like BTC as well — by 50%.

The world’s economies are entering strong expansionary monetary phases. Demand, then, is materializing on pure monetary considerations, and Bitcoin is, technically speaking, a natural inflation hedge in that regard. It will soon be a corporate standard like owning treasury notes is.

There is also a slight ideological bent to the current corporate moves. For savvy chief financial officers, having a portion of the treasury held in digital currency provides a measure of regulatory hedge and arbitrage. No one controls the Bitcoin blockchain, and no government can hack it and seize operational funds.”

The International Monetary Fund is now calling for a second Bretton Woods era to be announced in 2020. This would establish the Special Drawing Right, or SDR, as the new reserve currency as opposed to the U.S. dollar. The SDR serves as the most stable investment option for the IMF. Its value consists of the top five global fiat currencies as a protection against volatile movements in forex markets. The problem with the SDR approach is that it could make the economic situation even worse than it is today.

We can’t have a single powerful entity with the power to print itself out of temporary trouble, especially while it would be putting us in future debt that would be impossible to manage.

Blockchain has raised our standards to expect decentralization in the institutions that are meant to serve us. True decentralization is reached when the hierarchy is broken. Everything becomes transparent, and incentives are offered to push the system forward in the right direction.”

See Also: Tokenization will bring desirable stability to emerging markets

The digital painting EthBoy uses new programmable technology called “layering” to remake itself daily.

An innovation enabled by the blockchain-based art market and platform Async Art, which EthBoy was released on, allows digital artworks to reflect external data and stimuli. EthBoy will change every day, ‘in response to external variables out of ours or anyone else’s control.’

[A]s the months and years progress EthBoy on Async will become an artistic, visual representation of Ethereum relating to factors including price fluctuations, gas fees, an accessory layer connected to one of Vitalik’s wallet address, and even annual changes triggered by Vitalik’s birthday and the initial release of the Ethereum system.”

At 9 pm EST tonight, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin will face off against chess streamer National Canadian Team player Alexandra Botez in an event live-streamed on Twitch.

The Canadian sports some serious accolades: she currently holds the title of Woman FIDE Master, and is a five time Canadian National Girls Champion. So far, the [prediction] markets believes that Vitalik is going to have a rough evening.

Not all are counting out the 26 year-old Ethereum co-founder, however. Some have speculated that between pondering Derek Parfit and solving scalability, Vitalik might be hiding some genuine chess chops. Additionally, in 2019 he debuted “1.58 dimensional chess,” played on a pyramidal plane.”

On Friday, the team introduced the cDAI jar, a “new strategy” aimed at maximizing returns from DAI deposited on the decentralized lending protocol Compound. The Pickle team, and a group of “white hat hackers” have traced the 19,759,355 DAI weekend exploit to this smart contract.

There are reports that our DAI PickleJar strategy has been exploited. We are actively looking into this matter and will provide further updates.”

See Also: Decentralized insurance protocol Cover holds vote to cover Pickle hack

“The first patent, “techniques and probabilistic methods for tracing Monero”, lays the groundwork for the firm to develop probabilistic methods that assign numbers to Monero transactions and cluster likely owners, and adopt probabilistic approaches to money laundering controls.

The firm also filed a patent application for ‘‘systems and methods for investigating Monero,” which forms parts of its forensics tools to trace Monero transactions.

CipherTrace sells these anti-Monero technologies to the United States Department of Homeland Security as part of a $5 million contract.”

“On Nov. 18, blockchain solutions provider BlockApps launched a blockchain-based agricultural crop tracking network called “TraceHarvest” — and one of the largest companies in the world, Bayer, is among its first users.

TraceHarvest reportedly provides users with the ability to trace the life cycle of agricultural products starting from the source of seeds, all the way to defining the responsibilities of each party involved in the supply chain. The platform also provides users with information in real-time, ideally mitigating problems associated with manually tracking crops.”

“The legal team is alleging the former Ethereum Foundation researcher provided a service to the DPRK by using an analogy of a U.S. citizen providing nuclear secrets to scientists in the reclusive nation.

By Griffith’s logic, the [North Korea Sanctions Regulations] would permit an American physicist to travel to the DPRK and explain the science behind nuclear weapons to a conference of North Korean physicists.”