22 February

Over 12,000 people came to Denver to participate in the hackathon, attend the talks, meet other like-minded people, and go to parties. It was, by far, the biggest ETH Denver ever.

Here’s my curated list of the talks that I thought were some of the best talks at the conference. You can find ALL of them on the ETH Denver youtube:

  1. Steps to the Digital State & Open AMA – Vitalik Buterin
  2. Web3 in politics and Lobby3 – Andrew Yang
  3. The Off-Chain Internet – Evin McMullen
  4. The Road to Ethereum 2.0 – Panel
  5. Ethereum PoS and Our Solar Punk Future – Danny Ryan
  6. Transcending Individualism and Collectivism – Erik Voorhees and Kevin Owocki
  7. Crypto is Here to Set You Free – David Hoffman
  8. How to Contribute to DAOs – Tracheopteryx”

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“Bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, dipped to a two-week low of $37,300 early Monday amid rising tensions in eastern Europe, before stabilizing.

The Kremlin has ruled out the prospect of a dialogue soon between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden, an idea proposed by French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday. [Further], Russian President Vladimir Putin signed decrees recognizing the independence of the Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic, both of which are located in eastern Ukraine’s Donbas region.

The White House responded by promising an executive order banning U.S. citizens from engaging in investment, trade, and finance with the so-called DNR and LNR. The Biden Administration further warned that these measures are but a warm-up for sanctions planned in conjunction with allies in the event of further Russian escalation.

It seems like a full ‘de-risk’ across the board, presumably a flight to cash as it’s hard to find an asset that is actually performing against the current uncertainty. Markets could be very messy if military action actually does transpire.”

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The bill was presented Feb. 18. and is based on the previously approved roadmap drafted by several government bodies, including key law-enforcement agencies.

The bill treats crypto as an investment tool, not a legal tender, and says cryptocurrencies may not be used to pay for goods and services. It also specifies requirements for cryptocurrency exchanges and over-the-counter desks, which must satisfy certain criteria to obtain a license and be included in a dedicated government register. Foreign crypto exchanges must register legal entities in Russia to provide services in the country. Cryptocurrency mining will also be regulated under proposed bill.”

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ESPN estimates that the team would sell for $4 billion, which is what the DAO is aiming to raise. The effort is being led by Sean O’Brien, a 10-year veteran of Cisco Systems’ legal department. O’Brien said the DAO will go live this week.

According to O’Brien, the DAO would also incorporate as a cooperative, and participants in the DAO would have a parallel ownership share of the cooperative. Wisconsin’s Green Bay Packers team is owned by a community cooperative, first incorporated in 1923 in a structure similar to what the DAO would use to purchase the Denver Broncos.

In 1980, the NFL put in new rules that banned a “decentralized,” community-driven ownership that the Green Bay Packers use. Rules state that ownership must be led by a single person that has at least 30% equity in the team, with minor exceptions for a family ownership structure. There is also a limit of 32 owners for one team, and sales need to be approved by the NFL.”

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FTX Gaming will launch gaming tokens, offer NFT support, and is already set to hire software engineers as early as this month.

We can provide all of that white-labeled for the largest gaming companies in the world, and new indie studios that are looking for a turnkey solution.

We are launching FTX Gaming because we see games as an exciting use case for crypto. There are two billion plus gamers in the world who have played with and collected digital items, and can now also own them.”

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“OpenSea said that 17 users were impacted by the Sunday’s phishing attack instead of 32 users that was reported earlier. The attack also no longer appears to be active, as there has been no activity on the malicious contract for over 15 hours.

Users had signed a malicious payload from an attacker, and some of their NFTs were stolen.”