November 21, 2018
Author: Matt Willemsen
Another day, another host of encouraging developments within the crypto ecosystem. Whilst most had their eyes fixed on the value of bitcoin and the cryptocurrency market as a whole, various milestones were reached within the budding industry.
We’re talking project launches, VC fundraising rounds, project releases, and even book publications! Below, I share with you 10 of my favourites from Wednesday’s thread.
 POA Network (POA) announced its ERC20-to-ERC20 TokenBridge! Now, projects can leverage separate Ethereum-based networks to communicate with one another through the transformation of ERC20-compliant tokens. Blockchain interoperability growing strong!
 202 days after launching to the Ethereum mainnet, blockchain-based live-streaming platform Livepeer (LPT) announced its network participation rate grew to 20%. Their algorithmically adjusting token issuance model economically incentivizes participation in their stake-based system. Livepeer has set a network participation rate of 50%.
 Dragonchain (DRGN) was awarded a patent for its Interchain™ solution, a way for blockchains – both public and private – to securely connect and interact. With Dragonchain’s Eternal app, users can visualize combined blockchain networks.
 The Loom Network (LOOM) team introduced another blockchain-based game built using the Loom SDK! This time, it’s Moonrealm Entertainment’s Coins & Steel (CAS), a fantasy multiplayer role-playing game.
 Argent, the self-described “first smart wallet for Ethereum,” shared two major development updates with its community. Firstly, the ENS-integrated Argent smartphone app is now live on both iOS and Android. Secondly, the U.K.-headquartered team secured $4,000,000 worth of funding in an Index Ventures- and Creandum-led seed round!
 Two of the crypto industry’s most highly regarded individuals – Andreas Antonopoulos and Gavin Wood – published Mastering Ethereum: Building Smart Contracts and DApps, a 424-page book covering all you need to know about the Ethereum network. Available on Kindle only, with the printed version expected to come out in under a week’s time. In the spirit of open source, a free GitHub version of the book has been made available, too.
 Switcheo Network (SWTH) became the first decentralised exchange (DEX) on the NEO blockchain to allow trading of both ERC20- and NEP5-compliant tokens after its Callisto upgrade officially went live! Over 22 trading pairs have been added, including MakerDAO (MKR) and Basic Attention Token (BAT).
 San Francisco-based Numerai (NMR), a global artificial intelligence tournament to predict the stock market, announced the following three hires: Max Novendstern (Finance), James Geary (Developer), and Stephane Gosselin (Developer). All will work on the NMR-powered, decentralized data marketplace for predictions, Erasure.
 The Ethex team shipped its Ethex Trade Wallet, a unique native mobile dApp that features hassle-free ether and ERC20-compliant token trading. Compliments their existing Ethex browser dApp nicely!
 Protocol aggregator InstaDapp is live! Through this single dApp, users can seamlessly interact with multiple blockchain protocols. At launch, InstaDapp is integrated with MakerDAO (MKR) and Kyber Network’s (KNC) on-chain liquidity protocol.
Want to see the thread in its entirety? All you gotta do is click below on old mate Brad Pitt, he’ll lead the way.
Below, a thread I’ve put together to help you keep track of it all. May it serve you well. pic.twitter.com/Z08QlUTRZH
— Matthew Willemsen (@mwill_crypto) November 21, 2018
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