Daily 10: Opera Bringing Built-In Ethereum Wallet to Apple iOS; European Union Incorporates Global Blockchain Association

March 6, 2019








Plenty happening in the crypto and blockchain ecosystem! To help you stay on top of it all, I put together an 18-part thread based on news and announcements from the past 24 hours. Can’t be bothered looking through the whole thing? All good! Below, I’ve listed what I considered the ten most noteworthy inclusions. Enjoy!


[1] The smartphone-crypto integration news continues! This time, Norwegian software company Opera announced, “after the success of our Crypto Wallet and Dapp explorer in Opera for Android, we have decided to open Opera Touch for iOS to Web 3.” Opera launched its blockchain-ready browser on Android devices in mid-December. Also today, it was revealed that Opera is integrating ENS and IPFS!


[2] The European Union (EU) is today incorporating the International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA). Per an announcement from Quant Network (QNT) – one of the founding members – the objective of INATBA “is to develop EU blockchain regulation and prepare for the launch of EU-wide blockchain applications.”


[3] For the third time in a month, the Maker Foundation Interim Risk Team shared it will place a Governance Poll proposal into the voting system to raise the Dai Stability Fee. This time, the proposed raise is 2.0%, meaning the new stability fee would be 3.5%, if approved by MKR holders. Voting will be open for three days starting March 4th (17:00 UTC).


[4] Binance announced Celer Network (CELR) as the next project to conduct a public token sale via Binance Launchpad. 6% of CELR is being allocated for this purpose. Each token will sell for the BNB equivalent of $0.0067 (USD). Click here for Binance Research’s report on the California-based project.


[5] AZTEC, an efficient zero-knowledge, Ethereum-powered privacy protocol, partnered with Ren (REN), a privacy interoperability layer for decentralized finance. Their first joint project will be adding AZTEC support to RenEx, Ren’s decentralized dark pool exchange.


[6] ConsenSys Diligence’s MythX – a security analysis platform for Ethereum smart contracts – has been released in public beta! For a limited time, the team is giving users (i.e., mainly smart contract programmers) free access to all the platform’s analyses and tools.


[7] U.S.-based Tagomi Holdings announced the closing of a $12M funding round. Participating investors included ParadigmMulticoin CapitalCoVenture VCDragonfly Capital, and Pantera. Tagomi focuses on providing trading solutions for large investors needing tools to ensure they receive best execution on transactions.


[8] Smart contract security company Quantstamp (QSP) announced “significant investment” from Nomura and Digital Garage. The funding news coincided with Quantstamp’s announcement they are establishing a limited liability company (LLC) – Quantstamp Japan GK – to assist Japanese startups and enterprises in using secure blockchain technology.


[9] Circle’s crypto exchange subsidiary Poloniex announced that, as of March 6th (00:00 UTC), they “are reducing trading fees for more than 99% of our customers (based on historical volume data) and streamlining – from 11 to 3 – our trading tiers.” Such changes will make Poloniex’s trading fees “among the lowest of U.S. exchanges,” per their blog post. The crypto exchange will be launching a new designated market maker program, also.


[10] Dharma’s Sid Ramesh and Max Bronstein, along with Placeholder’s Chris Burniske, have begun compiling their favourite readings and resources on Decred (DCR), a Bitcoin codebase fork that re-thinks development funding, on-chain governance, and consensus mechanisms. Be sure to keep this handy!


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