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NVidia – Know What You Own

How many people really understand what they’re buying, especially when it comes to highly specialized hardware companies? Most NVidia investors seem to be relying on a vague idea of how the company should thrive “in the future”, as their GPUs are ostensibly used for Artificial Intelligence, Cloud, holograms, etc. Having been shocked by how this company is represented in the media, I decided to lay out how this business works, doing my part to fight for reality. With what’s been going on in markets, I don’t like my chances but here goes:
Let’s start with…
How does NVDA make money?
NVDA is in the business of semiconductor design. As a simplified image in your head, you can imagine this as designing very detailed and elaborate posters. Their engineers create circuit patterns for printing onto semiconductor wafers. NVDA then pays a semiconductor foundry (the printer – generally TSMC) to create chips with those patterns on them.
Simply put, NVDA’s profits represent the difference between the price at which they can sell those chips, less the cost of printing, and less the cost of paying their engineers to design them.
Notably, after the foundry prints the chips, NVDA also has to pay (I say pay, but really it is more like “sell at a discount to”) their “add-in board” (AIB) partners to stick the chips onto printed circuit boards (what you might imagine as green things with a bunch of capacitors on them). That leads to the final form in which buyers experience the GPU.
What is a GPU?
NVDA designs chips called GPUs (Graphical Processing Units). Initially, GPUs were used for the rapid processing and creation of images, but their use cases have expanded over time. You may be familiar with the CPU (Central Processing Unit). CPUs sit at the core of a computer system, doing most of the calculation, taking orders from the operating system (e.g. Windows, Linux), etc. AMD and Intel make CPUs. GPUs assist the CPU with certain tasks. You can think of the CPU as having a few giant very powerful engines. The GPU has a lot of small much less powerful engines. Sometimes you have to do a lot of really simple tasks that don’t require powerful engines to complete. Here, the act of engaging the powerful engines is a waste of time, as you end up spending most of your time revving them up and revving them down. In that scenario, it helps the CPU to hand that task over to the GPU in order to “accelerate” the completion of the task. The GPU only revs up a small engine for each task, and is able to rev up all the small engines simultaneously to knock out a large number of these simple tasks at the same time. Remember the GPU has lots of engines. The GPU also has an edge in interfacing a lot with memory but let’s not get too technical.
Who uses NVDA’s GPUs?
There are two main broad end markets for NVDA’s GPUs – Gaming and Professional. Let’s dig into each one:
The Gaming Market:
A Bit of Ancient History (Skip if impatient)
GPUs were first heavily used for gaming in arcades. They then made their way to consoles, and finally PCs. NVDA started out in the PC phase of GPU gaming usage. They weren’t the first company in the space, but they made several good moves that ultimately led to a very strong market position. Firstly, they focused on selling into OEMs – guys like the equivalent of today’s DELL/HP/Lenovo – , which allowed a small company to get access to a big market without having to create a lot of relationships. Secondly, they focused on the design aspect of the GPU, and relied on their Asian supply chain to print the chip, to package the chip and to install in on a printed circuit board – the Asian supply chain ended up being the best in semis. But the insight that really let NVDA dominate was noticing that some GPU manufacturers were focusing on keeping hardware-accelerated Transform and Lighting as a Professional GPU feature. As a start-up, with no professional GPU business to disrupt, NVidia decided their best ticket into the big leagues was blowing up the market by including this professional grade feature into their gaming product. It worked – and this was a real masterstroke – the visual and performance improvements were extraordinary. 3DFX, the initial leader in PC gaming GPUs, was vanquished, and importantly it happened when funding markets shut down with the tech bubble bursting and after 3DFX made some large ill-advised acquisitions. Consequently 3DFX, went from hero to zero, and NVDA bought them for a pittance out of bankruptcy, acquiring the best IP portfolio in the industry.
Some more Modern History
This is what NVDA’s pure gaming card revenue looks like over time – NVDA only really broke these out in 2005 (note by pure, this means ex-Tegra revenues):
So what is the history here? Well, back in the late 90s when GPUs were first invented, they were required to play any 3D game. As discussed in the early history above, NVDA landed a hit product to start with early and got a strong burst of growth: revenues of 160M in 1998 went to 1900M in 2002. But then NVDA ran into strong competition from ATI (later purchased and currently owned by AMD). While NVDA’s sales struggled to stay flat from 2002 to 2004, ATI’s doubled from 1Bn to 2Bn. NVDA’s next major win came in 2006, with the 8000 series. ATI was late with a competing product, and NVDA’s sales skyrocketed – as can be seen in the graph above. With ATI being acquired by AMD they were unfocused for some time, and NVDA was able to keep their lead for an extended period. Sales slowed in 2008/2009 but that was due to the GFC – people don’t buy expensive GPU hardware in recessions.
And then we got to 2010 and the tide changed. Growth in desktop PCs ended. Here is a chart from Statista:
This resulted in two negative secular trends for Nvidia. Firstly, with the decline in popularity of desktop PCs, growth in gaming GPUs faded as well (below is a chart from Jon Peddie). Note that NVDA sells discrete GPUs, aka DT (Desktop) Discrete. Integrated GPUs are mainly made by Intel (these sit on the motherboard or with the CPU).
You can see from the chart above that discrete desktop GPU sales are fading faster than integrated GPU sales. This is the other secular trend hurting NVDA’s gaming business. Integrated GPUs are getting better and better, taking over a wider range of tasks that were previously the domain of the discrete GPU. Surprisingly, the most popular eSports game of recent times – Fortnite – only requires Intel HD 4000 graphics – an Integrated GPU from 2012!
So at this point you might go back to NVDA’s gaming sales, and ask the question: What happened in 2015? How is NVDA overcoming these secular trends?
The answer consists of a few parts.Firstly, AMD dropped the ball in 2015. As you can see in this chart, sourced from 3DCenter, AMD market share was halved in 2015, due to a particularly poor product line-up:
Following this, NVDA came out with Pascal in 2016 – a very powerful offering in the mid to high end part of the GPU market. At the same time, AMD was focusing on rebuilding and had no compelling mid or high end offerings. AMD mainly focused on maintaining scale in the very low end. Following that came 2017 and 2018: AMD’s offering was still very poor at the time, but cryptomining drove demand for GPUs to new levels, and AMD’s GPUs were more compelling from a price-performance standpoint for crypto mining initially, perversely leading to AMD gaining share. NVDA quickly remedied that by improving their drivers to better mine crypto, regaining their relative positioning, and profiting in a big way from the crypto boom. Supply that was calibrated to meet gaming demand collided with cryptomining demand and Average Selling Prices of GPUs shot through the roof. Cryptominers bought top of the line GPUs aggressively.
A good way to see changes in crypto demand for GPUs is the mining profitability of Ethereum:
This leads us to where we are today. 2019 saw gaming revenues drop for NVDA. Where are they likely to head?
The secular trends of falling desktop sales along with falling discrete GPU sales have reasserted themselves, as per the Jon Peddie research above. Cryptomining profitability has collapsed.
AMD has come out with a new architecture, NAVI, and the 5700XT – the first Iteration, competes effectively with NVDA in the mid-high end space on a price/performance basis. This is the first real competition from AMD since 2014.
NVDA can see all these trends, and they tried to respond. Firstly, with volumes clearly declining, and likely with a glut of second-hand GPUs that can make their way to gamers over time from the crypto space, NVDA decided to pursue a price over volume strategy. They released their most expensive set of GPUs by far in the latest Turing series. They added a new feature, Ray Tracing, by leveraging the Tensor Cores they had created for Professional uses, hoping to use that as justification for higher prices (more on this in the section on Professional GPUs). Unfortunately for NVDA, gamers have responded quite poorly to Ray Tracing – it caused performance issues, had poor support, poor adoption, and the visual improvements in most cases are not particularly noticeable or relevant.
The last recession led to gaming revenues falling 30%, despite NVDA being in a very strong position at the time vis-à-vis AMD – this time around their position is quickly slipping and it appears that the recession is going to be bigger. Additionally, the shift away from discrete GPUs in gaming continues.
To make matters worse for NVDA, AMD won the slots in both the New Xbox and the New PlayStation, coming out later this year. The performance of just the AMD GPU in those consoles looks to be competitive with NVidia products that currently retail for more than the entire console is likely to cost. Consider that usually you have to pair that NVidia GPU with a bunch of other expensive hardware. The pricing and margin impact of this console cycle on NVDA is likely to be very substantially negative.
It would be prudent to assume a greater than 30% fall in gaming revenues from the very elevated 2019 levels, with likely secular decline to follow.
The Professional Market:
A Bit of Ancient History (again, skip if impatient)
As it turns out, graphical accelerators were first used in the Professional market, long before they were employed for Gaming purposes. The big leader in the space was a company called Silicon Graphics, who sold workstations with custom silicon optimised for graphical processing. Their sales were only $25Mn in 1985, but by 1997 they were doing 3.6Bn in revenue – truly exponential growth. Unfortunately for them, from that point on, discrete GPUs took over, and their highly engineered, customised workstations looked exorbitantly expensive in comparison. Sales sank to 500mn by 2006 and, with no profits in sight, they ended up filing for bankruptcy in 2009. Competition is harsh in the semiconductor industry.
Initially, the Professional market centred on visualisation and design, but it has changed over time. There were a lot of players and lot of nuance, but I am going to focus on more recent times, as they are more relevant to NVidia.
Some More Modern History
NVDA’s Professional business started after its gaming business, but we don’t have revenue disclosures that show exactly when it became relevant. This is what we do have – going back to 2005:
In the beginning, Professional revenues were focused on the 3D visualisation end of the spectrum, with initial sales going into workstations that were edging out the customised builds made by Silicon Graphics. Fairly quickly, however, GPUs added more and more functionality and started to turn into general parallel data processors rather than being solely optimised towards graphical processing.
As this change took place, people in scientific computing noticed, and started using GPUs to accelerate scientific workloads that involve very parallel computation, such as matrix manipulation. This started at the workstation level, but by 2007 NVDA decided to make a new line-up of Tesla series cards specifically suited to scientific computing. The professional segment now have several points of focus:
  1. GPUs used in workstations for things such as CAD graphical processing (Quadro Line)
  2. GPUs used in workstations for computational workloads such as running engineering simulations (Quadro Line)
  3. GPUs used in workstations for machine learning applications (Quadro line.. but can use gaming cards as well for this)
  4. GPUs used by enterprise customers for high performance computing (such as modelling oil wells) (Tesla Line)
  5. GPUs used by enterprise customers for machine learning projects (Tesla Line)
  6. GPUs used by hyperscalers (mostly for machine learning projects) (Tesla Line)
In more recent times, given the expansion of the Tesla line, NVDA has broken up reporting into Professional Visualisation (Quadro Line) and Datacenter (Tesla Line). Here are the revenue splits since that reporting started:
It is worth stopping here and thinking about the huge increase in sales delivered by the Tesla line. The reason for this huge boom is the sudden increase in interest in numerical techniques for machine learning. Let’s go on a brief detour here to understand what machine learning is, because a lot of people want to hype it but not many want to tell you what it actually is. I have the misfortune of being very familiar with the industry, which prevented me from buying into the hype. Oops – sometimes it really sucks being educated.
What is Machine Learning?
At a very high level, machine learning is all about trying to get some sort of insight out of data. Most of the core techniques used in machine learning were developed a long time ago, in the 1950s and 1960s. The most common machine learning technique, which most people have heard of and may be vaguely familiar with, is called regression analysis. Regression analysis involves fitting a line through a bunch of datapoints. The most common type of regression analysis is called “Ordinary Least Squares” OLS regression, and that type of regression has a “closed form” solution, which means that there is a very simple calculation you can do to fit an OLS regression line to data.
As it happens, fitting a line through points is not only easy to do, it also tends to be the main machine learning technique that people want to use, because it is very intuitive. You can make good sense of what the data is telling you and can understand the machine learning model you are using. Obviously, regression analysis doesn’t require a GPU!
However, there is another consideration in machine learning: if you want to use a regression model, you still need a human to select the data that you want to fit the line through. Also, sometimes the relationship doesn’t look like a line, but rather it might look like a curve. In this case, you need a human to “transform” the data before you fit a line through it in order to make the relationship linear.
So people had another idea here: what if instead of getting a person to select the right data to analyse, and the right model to apply, you could just get a computer to do that? Of course the problem with that is that computers are really stupid. They have no preconceived notion of what data to use or what relationship would make sense, so what they do is TRY EVERYTHING! And everything involves trying a hell of a lot of stuff. And trying a hell of a lot of stuff, most of which is useless garbage, involves a huge amount of computation. People tried this for a while through to the 1980s, decided it was useless, and dropped it… until recently.
What changed? Well we have more data now, and we have a lot more computing power, so we figured lets have another go at it. As it happens, the premier technique for trying a hell of a lot of stuff (99.999% of which is garbage you throw away) is called “Deep Learning”. Deep learning is SUPER computationally intensive, and that computation happens to involve a lot of matrix multiplication. And guess what just happens to have been doing a lot of matrix multiplication? GPUs!
Here is a chart that, for obvious reasons, lines up extremely well with the boom in Tesla GPU sales:
Now we need to realise a few things here. Deep Learning is not some magic silver bullet. There are specific applications where it has proven very useful – primarily areas that have a very large number of very weak relationships between bits of data that sum up into strong relationships. An example of ones of those is Google Translate. On the other hand, in most analytical tasks, it is most useful to have an intuitive understanding of the data and to fit a simple and sensible model to it that is explainable. Deep learning models are not explainable in an intuitive manner. This is not only because they are complicated, but also because their scattershot technique of trying everything leaves a huge amount of garbage inside the model that cancels itself out when calculating the answer, but it is hard to see how it cancels itself out when stepping through it.
Given the quantum of hype on Deep learning and the space in general, many companies are using “Deep Learning”, “Machine Learning” and “AI” as marketing. Not many companies are actually generating significant amounts of tangible value from Deep Learning.
Back to the Competitive Picture
For the Tesla Segment
So NVDA happened to be in the right place at the right time to benefit from the Deep Learning hype. They happened to have a product ready to go and were able to charge a pretty penny for their product. But what happens as we proceed from here?
Firstly, it looks like the hype from Deep Learning has crested, which is not great from a future demand perspective. Not only that, but we really went from people having no GPUs, to people having GPUs. The next phase is people upgrading their old GPUs. It is much harder to sell an upgrade than to make the first sale.
Not only that, but GPUs are not the ideal manifestation of silicon for Deep Learning. NVDA themselves effectively admitted that with their latest iteration in the Datacentre, called Ampere. High Performance Computing, which was the initial use case for Tesla GPUs, was historically all about double precision floating point calculations (FP64). High precision calculations are required for simulations in aerospace/oil & gas/automotive.
NVDA basically sacrificed HPC and shifted further towards Deep Learning with Ampere, announced last Thursday. The FP64 performance of the A100 (the latest Ampere chip) increased a fairly pedestrian 24% from the V100, increasing from 7.8 to 9.7 TF. Not a surprise that NVDA lost El Capitan to AMD, given this shift away from a focus on HPC. Instead, NVDA jacked up their Tensor Cores (i.e. not the GPU cores) and focused very heavily on FP16 computation (a lot less precise than FP64). As it turns out, FP16 is precise enough for Deep Learning, and NVDA recognises that. The future industry standard is likely to be BFloat 16 – the format pioneered by Google, who lead in Deep Learning. Ampere now does 312 TF of BF16, which compares to the 420 TF of Google’s TPU V3 – Google’s Machine Learning specific processor. Not quite up to the 2018 board from Google, but getting better – if they cut out all of the Cuda cores and GPU functionality maybe they could get up to Google’s spec.
And indeed this is the problem for NVDA: when you make a GPU it has a large number of different use cases, and you provide a single product that meets all of these different use cases. That is a very hard thing to do, and explains why it has been difficult for competitors to muscle into the GPU space. On the other hand, when you are making a device that does one thing, such as deep learning, it is a much simpler thing to do. Google managed to do it with no GPU experience and is still ahead of NVDA. It is likely that Intel will be able to enter this space successfully, as they have widely signalled with the Xe.
There is of course the other large negative driver for Deep Learning, and that is the recession we are now in. Demand for GPU instances on Amazon has collapsed across the board, as evidenced by the fall in pricing. The below graph shows one example: this data is for renting out a single Tesla V100 GPU on AWS, which isthe typical thing to do in an early exploratory phase for a Deep Learning model:
With Deep Learning not delivering near-term tangible results, it is the first thing being cut. On their most recent conference call, IBM noted weakness in their cognitive division (AI), and noted weaker sales of their power servers, which is the line that houses Enterprise GPU servers at IBM. Facebook cancelled their AI residencies for this year, and Google pushed theirs out. Even if NVDA can put in a good quarter due to their new product rollout (Ampere), the future is rapidly becoming a very stormy place.
For the Quadro segment
The Quadro segment has been a cash cow for a long time, generating dependable sales and solid margins. AMD just decided to rock the boat a bit. Sensing NVDA’s focus on Deep Learning, AMD seems to be focusing on HPC – the Radeon VII announced recently with a price point of $1899 takes aim at NVDAs most expensive Quadro, the GV100, priced at $8999. It does 6.5 TFLOPS of FP64 Double precision, whereas the GV100 does 7.4 – talk about shaking up a quiet segment.
Pulling things together
Let’s go back to what NVidia fundamentally does – paying their engineers to design chips, getting TSMC to print those chips, and getting board partners in Taiwan to turn them into the final product.
We have seen how a confluence of several pieces of extremely good fortune lined up to increase NVidia’s sales and profits tremendously: first on the Gaming side, weak competition from AMD until 2014, coupled with a great product in form of Pascal in 2016, followed by a huge crypto driven boom in 2017 and 2018, and on the Professional side, a sudden and unexpected increase in interest in Deep Learning driving Tesla demand from 2017-2019 sky high.
It is worth noting what these transient factors have done to margins. When unexpected good things happen to a chip company, sales go up a lot, but there are no costs associated with those sales. Strong demand means that you can sell each chip for a higher price, but no additional design work is required, and you still pay the printer, TSMC, the same amount of money. Consequently NVDA’s margins have gone up substantially: well above their 11.9% long term average to hit a peak of 33.2%, and more recently 26.5%:
The question is, what would be a sensible margin going forward? Obviously 33% operating margin would attract a wall of competition and get competed away, which is why they can only be temporary. However, NVidia has shifted to having a greater proportion of its sales coming from non-OEM, and has a greater proportion of its sales coming from Professional rather than gaming. As such, maybe one can be generous and say NVDA can earn an 18% average operating margin over the next cycle. We can sense check these margins, using Intel. Intel has a long term average EBIT margin of about 25%. Intel happens to actually print the chips as well, so they collect a bigger fraction of the final product that they sell. NVDA, since it only does the design aspect, can’t earn a higher EBIT margin than Intel on average over the long term.
Tesla sales have likely gone too far and will moderate from here – perhaps down to a still more than respectable $2bn per year. Gaming resumes the long-term slide in discrete GPUs, which will likely be replaced by integrated GPUs to a greater and greater extent over time. But let’s be generous and say it maintains $3.5 Bn Per year for the add in board, and let’s assume we keep getting $750mn odd of Nintendo Switch revenues(despite that product being past peak of cycle, with Nintendo themselves forecasting a sales decline). Let’s assume AMD struggles to make progress in Quadro, despite undercutting NVDA on price by 75%, with continued revenues at $1200. Add on the other 1.2Bn of Automotive, OEM and IP (I am not even counting the fact that car sales have collapsed and Automotive is likely to be down big), and we would end up with revenues of $8.65 Bn, at an average operating margin of 20% through the cycle that would have $1.75Bn of operating earnings power, and if I say that the recent Mellanox acquisition manages to earn enough to pay for all the interest on NVDAs debt, and I assume a tax rate of 15% we would have around $1.5Bn in Net income.
This company currently has a market capitalisation of $209 Bn. It blows my mind that it trades on 139x what I consider to be fairly generous earnings – earnings that NVidia never even got close to seeing before the confluence of good luck hit them. But what really stuns me is the fact that investors are actually willing to extrapolate this chain of unlikely and positive events into the future.
Shockingly, Intel has a market cap of 245Bn, only 40Bn more than NVDA, but Intel’s sales and profits are 7x higher. And while Intel is facing competition from AMD, it is much more likely to hold onto those sales and profits than NVDA is. These are absolutely stunning valuation disparities.
If I didn’t see NVDA’s price, and I started from first principles and tried to calculate a prudent price for the company I would have estimated a$1.5Bn normalised profit, maybe on a 20x multiple giving them the benefit of the doubt despite heading into a huge recession, and considering the fact that there is not much debt and the company is very well run. That would give you a market cap of $30Bn, and a share price of $49. And it is currently $339. Wow. Obviously I’m short here!
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19th of September 2020 AMA
Segment 1: Introduction
Jazie: Welcome to our community Khurram, Martin and Sem. Before we can go to first segment, please introduce yourselves first.
Semre S: Hi Jazie! firstly thanks for having us! I am Sem - the Head of Communications and Illustrations for
Martin Pijlman: Hi all. My name is Martin Pijlman and I am Sales Lead at Zin Finance. I am working in financial services already for 14 years.
KM: Hello everyone, this is KM - marketing lead for
Jazie: Thank you for your introductions about yourselves. Let’s proceed to the first segment. Are you ready guys?
Semre S: Yes!
Martin Pijlman: Yes I am Jazie.
KM: Yes.
Jazie: Alright! Here comes the first question...
Question #1:
What is Zin Finance?
Semre S: I will take that one.
Zin is a DeFi investment platform. We are building a platform which will combine the advantages of traditional investments with DeFi. The Zin platform will focus mainly on investments and growing savings nests for our users rather than trading. Our token is 100% deflationary – now that’s a unique proposition! For details you can read the About us section on our website.
Jazie: Thank you for explaining to us Sem! Let’s move to the next question.
Question #2:
What are your plans for the next upcoming months/years?
KM: These are exciting times for Zin, Zin community is growing organically beyond our expectations. We recently finished Zin presales which was a huge success, so much so that we had to finish it earlier. In the upcoming few weeks Zin community will be pleased to hear exciting updates from us including exchange listing announcements, while the back end team is busy working on maturing Zin roadmap features like introduction of web platform and staking. In parallel, we are in talks with corporate investors, bringing on board new staff and shortlisting like minded, long term partners.
Jazie: Interesting plans, thanks Khurram.
And the last question for Segment 1.
Question #3:
What distinguishes you from your competitors?
Martin Pijlman: We plan to introduce traditional investment tools like stocks and commodities as well. We will launch a Zin Card linked to Zin pay and last but not least we will introduce Zin Lending in dec 2022 (as per roadmap).
Jazie: Alright thank you guys for the answers on my introduction questions. Let’s go to 2nd segment which is the twitter questions!
Segment 2: Questions from the Twitter
Question #1 From: u/_rhythms29
Two features of Zin Finance is it's staking and burn mechanism. However, these 2 are also present on other projects. What makes ZIN's features "unique" compared to the others?
Semre S: About Burn and staking: Our token is 100% deflationary which means that all supply must be burned. Only bitfinex’s Leo offered this but their starting marketcap was $1B ours is $1M, so you can imagine the growth potential that Zin offers for early investors.
Our uniqueness is that we are not competing in the exchange space, we are building an investment platform for stable growth so that mainstream passive investors can also enter deFi.
Jazie: Awesome, thanks for that Sem!
Here's the next question.
Question #2 From: u/Crypto_Isaac
ZIN made a strategic marketing partnership with Zeugma Marketing and X10 Agency. What's your go-to market strategy for global adoption and expansion of the ZIN project?
KM: We are proud to be in partnership with Zeugma and X10. We have a purpose to deliver and using the same manifesto in go to market strategy whereby adoption shall be pulled based on project delivery led hype attracting both crypto native and mainstream passive investors. Going forward we will continue to get into similar partnerships at a regional level as well.
Jazie: Looking forward for your upcoming partnerships!
Let me send the third winning question.
Question #3 From: u/Oluwamayowa06
Zin Finance platform uses its proprietary swarm intelligence algorithm. Can you tell us more about this AI, especially its mechanism of action? Also, what advantages does it offer Zin ecosystem?
Martin Pijlman: Good question! We are using many algorithms for different functionalities. For example, for staking, our algorithm calculates Daily wallet balances through snapshots and then decides to give out dividends based on the formula set in the whitepaper. When we will introduce portfolio (see roadmap for timing), the algorithm will learn from different portfolio managers techniques and offer the right mix of stocks to the platform users.
Jazie: Wow, very easy way to stake. You heard that guys.
Let's move to the fourth ones.
Question #4 From: u/Radss99
What is the algorithm used by Zin Finance? What does it solve the problem of blockchain system? How do you manage the algorithm and operate it?
Semre S: Firstly Martin has already talked about the algorithims we use in Staking. I will briefly touch upon swarm Intelligence in Portfolio Management.
Swarm intelligence is a generic AI technique - which simply means that the AI searches for best profit maximisation portfolio in a constrained or given budget. We will build algorithms that will learn from the portfolio performance of our experts and through this self-learning they will be able to recommend the right portfolios for the platform users according to their risk profile. BTW also wanted to show you a sneak peak of our clickable demo. We take all the complexity in the background and present the user with a very simple UI as you can see in this demo:
Jazie: Thanks Sem, this will help us a lot about portfolio management.
And here's the last question from twitter.
Question #5 From: u/maharanigis
I'm interested on one of Zin Finance feature, Zin Wallet & Staking. Can you explain more about this? How do we can stake on Zin Finance? What APR will we earn?
Martin Pijlman: We have put at least 40% of the supply for the Staking dividends. It is one of our major features and benefits for the token holders. Zin dividends will be given according to how much is staked by the community. The dividends will increase as more community will stake, and reduce when less community is staking. Therefore, there is no Set APR%. But the formula is detailed in our whitepaper, which will give you a fair idea of why we have built it like this. It is to benefit HODLERS and long term backers.
Segment 3: Live questions from the community
Jazie: Thank you so much for your answers Khurram, Martin and Sem for all twitter questions. We appreciate it a lot.
Martin Pijlman: Our compliments for all the questions on Twitter!
Jazie: Yeah they have an amazing questions!
Semre S: it was a pleasure!
Jazie: So guys, are you ready with our last segment?
Martin Pijlman: We are.
Jazie: Chat closed! Thank you for your plenty of questions chat, let’s give our guests some time to answer good questions.
Semre S: Wow that is super impressive! So many questions Zinsters - we are really thankful for your interest.
Round 1 of Community Questions:
Q1 From: u/Alika061
How many ZIN Tokens will be circulated in the beginning if all are sold?
Martin Pijlman: It depends on the crowdsale. We expect the initial circulating supply to be between 100-250 Million Zin tokens and the marketcap accordingly with $0.015 per Zin. We cannot tell exactly about the $ market cap as it depends on the price, but these are estimates.
Q2 From: u/heyyy9
Most each project has interesting stories before it’s created. So, can you tell to people about the story that gave you the motivation to build and develop a great project like Zin Finance?
Semre S: That’s a wonderful question. Our story is on the About us section on our website. We wanted to build a platform which is focused towards stable growth rather than trading. Normal middle classes stay away from investments due to the volatility in the system and we wanted to change that. People don’t realise how cash depletes in value over time if not invested. We wanted to educate and show the results to people through this platform.
Q3 From: u/OlegDubinskiy
DeFi will be actively developing in 2020. What role will Zin Finance play in driving the adoption of DeFi using a blockchain solution?
KM: True Defi is on exponential growth, while there are 100s of projects do note that in terms of addressable market we are still just at the tip of the potential. Our end in mind is to have an investment platform (away from many trading exchanges already available) which is simple to navigate even for non crypto users and hence should even attract the traditional assets investors. Zin and its team solely believe in value delivery through timely release of Zin platform’s roadmap (as available on our website).
Q4 From: u/SmAG_23
What services does the project provide? Is there any exchange you are negotiating to be listed?
Martin Pijlman: We are already listed on Coincodex, Coinhill and Chaindex and negotiations with others are ongoing. For the services the project provides I will recommend you to read this:
Q5 From: u/flowerfromwho
What are the biggest challenges for Zin Finance for building DeFi Platform? Can you tell me some memorable milestones during the development of Zin Finance?
Semre S: Since we are building Zin for passive investors including a lot of non-crypto people the first challenge is the image of our industry. Understandably there is a negative perception due to the ICO scams of 2017. However we are tackling this by following regulatory compliance, incorporation in the UK as an established company and making the onboarding easier to remove fears and encourage mass adoption. We will also comply with local regulations in order to satisfy the users of our platform.
Q6 From: u/sofia_c3
Recent DeFi projects often have a deposit and profit mechanism, which is a good idea for attracting long-term investors, is that your reason? And what is the annual interest rate for the ZIN deposit mechanism?
Martin Pijlman: We have put at least 40% of the supply for the Staking dividends. It is one of our major features and benefits for the token holders. Zin dividends will be given according to how much is staked by the community. The dividends will increase as more community will stake, and reduce when less community is staking. Therefore, there is no Set APR%. But the formula is detailed in our whitepaper, which will give you a fair idea of why we have built it like this. It is to benefit HODLERS and long term backers.
Q7 From: u/laty99
How is the ZIN token used? How to keep motivated to hold ZIN tokens for a long term? When will ZIN token be listed on more exchanges? Where will they be?
Martin Pijlman: Good question! Zin token is a utility token for the Zin Ecosystem. It is an ERC20 token built on the Ethereum blockchain using solidity Smart Contracts. It is the utility backbone of the Zin platform ecosystem and can be used for fee discounts on the Zin platform and for the governance protocol. Zin will be burned as part of the fee until all 1 billion is burned. This way Zin token is 100% deflationary.
As DeFi space is every evolving, later on, Zin token may have other usages which we will explore as we go along on our roadmap journey.
Q8 From: u/Yami_Ochinchin
What do you want to do before the end of this year? What are the goals of the project?
Martin Pijlman: Thank you for your question. On our website you can read the complete roadmap. You can see it here:
Q9 From: u/Dreamy_genius
How does your Zin Finance platform provide factors such as multiple risk indicators, behavior analysis, and data analysis?
Semre S: The Zin finance platform will try to take away complexity from the user and present them with a simpler UI and decision making. In the background our algorithms will analyse the user’s risk profile, their budget constraints as entered by them and their goals of savings. Accordingly it will recommend a portfolio based on the learnings of our expert portfolio managers.
Q10 From: u/solozgi
Many DeFi project coins have dropped dramatically over the past week. What is the Zin Finance project doing to make a difference and provide users with a better user experience?
KM: We are here for the long term and intend to give value to our community through solid development efforts, focus on user experience and timely delivery of our roadmap. Agnostic of market highs and lows of crypto we intend to stay focused on this deliverables. A functional purpose led project has a much better long term value than piecemeal pump and dump.
Jazie: Okay thank you for answering the first round of questions, can we go for the next round?
KM: Yes sure.
Jazie: Chat closed! Thank you for the last round of questions everyone.
Khurram, Martin and Sem, the floors is yours.
Round 2 of Community Questions:
Q11 From: u/EmEmCrZ
What are your advantages over the other competitor?
Martin Pijlman: Zin is a platform that enables a user to build growth nests and save efficiently with investment tools like crypto and traditional stocks. Anyone who wants to build long term value in their savings can become an investor with Zin. We will introduce staking on web in the first phase.
Next to that, we will launch a Zin Card linked to Zin pay and last but not least we will introduce Zin lending in dec 2022 (as per roadmap).
Semre S: Traditional finance is too slow and in many countries only allows elite investors to thrive. We want to change that by simplifying the process for everyday investors. We see traditional finance as partners in many things but we want to remove their slowness and bureaucracy.
Q12 From: u/fokinni
It’s easy to make a token but it’s really hard to make this token valuable? So what’s your startegy to make the token more valuable and what’s your plan to maintain token price and supply?
Semre S: We are offering a full burn of the supply. This is an interesting experiment as very few projects have offered it so far and even those who did started with a very high marketcap. We are building Zin purely out of our passion and we want to try how our community will take this novel idea that from a low marketcap we burn all supply. Apart from that Zin tokens offer many other values detailed in our whitepaper.
Q13 From: u/Cuzz1
Besides transactions and exchanges, can I use Zin Finance for other things? If I am a Zin Finance long-term investor, are there any special policies or long-term rewards for us?
Martin Pijlman: Zin is a 100% deflationary cryptocurrency with a burn mechanism. It will include a savings account to keep your money or Zin, and it will have an investment tool to invest in the portfolio you wish to invest in.
Q14 From: u/xwidex
What is Zin Finance? Where does "Zin Finance" name comes from & What it’s stand for?
Semre S: That’s a good question!:) Our inspiration for the name ‘Zin’ came from this Urban dictionary reference:
Zin is a legend. A real OG. A person with a name of Greek origin, Zin is someone that can literally do everything, adapt to any situation and get along with everyone. A very likable person who will most likely be remembered by anyone who has ever crossed paths with them.
Q15 From: u/FFdior
Among different blockchains and cryptocurrency projects, what are some key features that set Zin Finance aside? What does Zin Finance have that other projects don’t?
Martin Pijlman: We plan to introduce traditional investment tools like stocks and commodities. Besides that we will launch a Zin Card linked to Zin pay and last but not least we will introduce Zin lending in dec 2022 (as per roadmap) To read all the features of Zin I would recommend you to read this article:
Q16 From: u/sunaoie
With the current market, which development direction do you think is suitable for Zin Finance at the present time as well as in the near future?
KM: I am not too sure what you mean by current market, but the platform development efforts are focused on the exciting roadmap unique to Zin platform. While delivering so, loyal community members and token holders shall be rewarded.
Q17 From: u/yadav_199
The main aim of this AMA to convince community to buy and hold Zin Finance, please tell me 3 reason why I as investor should invest in this project and hold coin for long term?
Semre S: I’ll answer this one. Well it depends on each individual whether to invest or not but the 3 reasons, I think most valuable, could be: 1. Continuous burning of the token. 100% deflationary. 2. Voting rights on governance such as fees decisions and investment pool decisions. 3. An extremely low starting marketcap for a project of our calibre which is incorporated in the UK.
KM: Before year end we shall have exchanges enlisting, staking and web platform launch, regional partnerships and always-on engagement with our community :)
Q18 From: u/tv100029
Can I generate ZIN through smart contract in solidity? Which token will be able to stake, save, reedem and swap in solidity? How does Zin Finance apply for a witness node or deploy/manage a smart contract? Has your smart contract been audited by any blockchain system?
Semre S: You can generate more Zin. The staking supply will come from our Staking reserve wallet which holds minimum 40% of the total supply right now. Yes you will be able to stake, redeem and swap through our smart contracts built in Solidity. Even today our token sale is happening through a smart contract with zero human intervention. Check it out at
Q19 From: u/Baby_Crypto
I heard that Zin Finance has a deflationary Zin token, how often and in what amount will you burn tokens? Why did you choose this model?
Martin Pijlman: Zin is a 100% deflationary token with a burn mechanism. We will burn all 1 billion tokens. With an average of 50% locked in supply, we expect to run the staking rewards for 6 years, with 30% locked in supply 9 years and with 90% locked in supply 3 years. This formula will balance the demand and supply of tokens in the market. If people take the tokens out of stake and in to the exchange, new supply will slow down.If people will keep their tokens in stake lock -in, they will be rewarded with a higher number of tokens.
Jazie: I think that’s all. Thank you so much for your answers on the first and second round. We’re glad to have an AMA session with you guys that was fun.
Do you have any messages to our community u/Virginiawoolfe u/KhurriM and u/MartinPLM ?
Semre S: Thanks again for having us. We can assure you of our long term commitment and passion to Zin. That is precisely why we have locked our team tokens until we deliver the Dec 2022 roadmap. Our locked tokens can be seen in our wallets on the transparency page on our website. Thank you Zin Fam - we loved answering your questions!
My message is on behalf of all three of us. Thanks Jazie for having us!
Martin Pijlman: Good questions all and very happy that such an amount of people took the time to participate! We hope you will be a part of the Zin Fam! And indeed, loved answering your questions.
Jazie: Looking forward for your long term goals for Zin Finance! I hope to see you again next time guys.
Guys, don’t forget to join and follow Zin Finance social media accounts.
Telegram group: Twitter account: Official website:
-END of AMA session-
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Round up of Cryptocurrency News #3 Week 20/07 - 26/07

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First up, SORRY! This has been a late post, I have my reasons don't question them (if you must know I'll be posting in the discord - one time only haha). Secondly, I am sure you can agree with me when I say "Wow!" What an incredible week it has been. Last week I thought it was going to take a couple more weeks for more moving price action when it had only taken a few days which has seen Bitcoin reach and pass the $10,000 region. We have also seen the total Market cap for cryptocurrencies increase from about 280B to over 300B (308B at time of writing) within just a few days. A huge injection of liquidity, about 40B, into the market and just to name a few of the best rises in the top 20 (on, the price of ETH BTC ADA have given good performances/positive responses (With this I will start adding screenshots at the end of each week for timestamp purposes).
This may be a combination from Binance, Mastercard, Paypal, Grayscale investments, VISA AND the DEFI sector. Let me explain... Last week we read about Binance integrating with the company Swipe (SXP) to issue there own debit card expanding the use and reach of cryptocurrency to 31 countries within Europe. Binance's Q2 scheduled token burn of $60.5 Million, this figure correlates with its exchange, margin and futures trading platforms where approximately 20% of profits get burned to increase the price of BNB token (careful as the price has been steady after the burn).
This week we find out Mastercard's expansion into the Cryptosphere as they expand and integrate with the Wirex team to issue a Mastercard-backed Bitcoin debit card, thus further extending the reach of cryptocurrency availability internationally.
"The cryptocurrency market continues to mature and Mastercard is driving it forward, creating safe and secure experiences for consumers and businesses in today’s digital economy " "...Our work with Wirex and the wider crypto ecosystem is accelerating innovation and empowering consumers with more choice in the way they pay"
Mastercard is also reaching out to other emerging cryptocurrency firms to apply to become principal members [Partners] with Mastercard as they have relaxed their digital assets program and look to expand into the Digital Assets and Blockchain environment.
Paypals expression of interest in cryptocurrency facilitiation may bear fruits as it is said Paypal has partnered up with stablecoin operator Paxos (who is already in partnership with Revolut in the US) to facilitate trading through a cryptocurrency brokerage which will enable other firms to integrate cryptocurrency trading functionalities with them. In my opinion this looks much more promising than the Libra association they pulled out from last October as regulations.
Grayscale Investments clears regulatory hurdle as they have been given the green light for its Bitcoin Cash Trust (BCHG) and Litecoin Trust (LTCN) to be quoted in over-the-counter (OTC) markets by US Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
“The Trusts are open-ended trusts sponsored by Grayscale and are intended to enable exposure to the price movement of the Trusts’ underlying assets through a traditional investment vehicle, avoiding the challenges of buying, storing, and safekeeping digital Bitcoin Cash or Litecoin directly.”
More green lights for Cryptocurrency in the US as regulators allow banks to provide cryptocurrency custody services (which may go further than just custody services). A little bit strange as it seems unnecessary and undermines one of the key factors and uses of cryptocurrency which is to be in complete control of your own finances... On another outlook this may be bullish as it allows US banks to provide banking services directly to lawful cryptocurrency businesses and show support for Bitcoin.
Visa shows support stating they have a roadmap for their further expansion into the Crypto sphere. Already working with Crypto platform Coinbase and Fold they have stated they recognise the role of digital assets in the future of money. To be frank, it appears to be focused on stable coins, cost effectiveness and transaction speeds. However they are expanding their support for crypto assets.
AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, DeFI! Our very own growing section in crypto. Just like the 2017 ICO boom we are seeing exorbitant growth and FOMO into the Decentralised Finance sector (WBTC, Stablecoins, Yield farming, DEXs etc). The amount of active addresses on Ethereum has doubled but with the FOMO on their network have sky rocketed their fees! Large use-cases of stable coins such as USDT ($6B in circulation using ERC-20 standard), DAI, TUSD, and PAX. $114M Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC) on their network acts as a fluid side chain for Bitcoin and DEX trade volume has touched $1.6B this month. With all this action happening on Ethereum I saw the 24HR volume surpass BTC briefly on
In other news, Bitcoin has been set as a new precedent in a US federal court in a case against Larry Dean Harmon, the operator of an underground trading platform Helix. Bitcoin has now legally been ruled as a form of money.
“After examination of the relevant statutes, case law, and other sources, the Court concludes that bitcoin is money under the MTA and that Helix, as described in the indictment, was an `unlicensed money transmitting business´ under applicable federal law.”
Quick news in China/Asia as floods threaten miners and the most dominant ASIC Bitcoin mining rig manufacturer Bitmain loses 10,000 Antminers worth millions alledgedly goes missing or "illegally transfered" with ongoing leadership dispute between cofounders.
Last but not least, Cardano (ADA) upgrade Shelley is ready to launch! Hardfork is initiated as final countdown clock is switched on. At time of writing the point of no return has been reached, stress tests done and confirmation Hardfork is coming 29/07 The Shelley Mainnet upgrade is a step toward fast, capable and decentralised crypto that can serve billions of people. With the Shelley Mainnet is ADA staking rewards and pools! Here is a chance for us Gravychainers to set up a small pool of our own. Small percentage of profits going into the development of the community, and you keep the rest!
If you read all of my ramblings thanks heaps! I appreciate it! I have added an extra piece of reading called speculation. Most you can speculate on by just reading the headline some others have more depth to them.
Another post next week for a weekly round up! Where do you think the market is going? What is in your portfolio? Let us know in the Gravychain Discord Channel
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Come have a chat, stimulate a discussion, ask a question or share some knowledge. We are all friendly crypto enthusiasts up for a chat, supportive and want to help each other with knowledge and investments!
Big thanks to our Telegram and My Crypto HQ for the constant news updates!
Dr Seuss collectables on the blockchain HECK YEAH! and Bitcoin enters NASCAR, remember when Doge did this? it was like when Doge was trending on TikTok.
... Oh yeah did I also mention Steve Wozniak is suing Youtube, Google over rampant Bitcoin scams. Wait, what? Sydney based law firm JPB Liberty is suing Google, Facebook and Twitter for up to $300B. Just another day in the Cryptosphere.
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Blockchain WOW is Next

If blizzard doesnt start providing a better experience for classic the inevitable is that the private server community will join forces to create a pirated copy of WOW that cannot realistically be shutdown by any authority.
A simple mechanism, of hosting a private server that requires tokens to some blockchain/DLT (for example ethereum, IOTA or other DLT) on a monthly basis as opposed to $USD.
Every single night, the character data would be persisted to the blockchain/DLT using the monthly subscriptions as fuel for the transactions.
Then, the actual servers that are running the game would have to load the new data from the blockchain at night (free), and run the server with that new data. Rinse and repeat.
There are further optimizations that could be taken, such as conflict resolution or sharing to allow for multiple smaller private servers to contribute to the same data set.
If blizzard ever got uppity and decided to DCMA one of the servers, any idiot could spinup another application the next day and load the data directly from the blockchain.
Or, each server could compete with eachother allowing the most "successful" server to overwrite the data of the dead/dying servers. It all depends on how the protocol is defined.
This would result in a completely uninterruptible WOW server experience, allowing for years and years of classic WoW playing without the risk of losing your progress.
Blizzard is currently destroying their own intellectual property with their actions. It is now up to the community to decide what actions must be taken to save WoW from Blizzard.
I hope this post spurs the curiosity of some intelligent individuals from the private server and cryptocurrency communities to put your heads together for a solution.
Some body who successfully implements such a protocol has the opportunity of becoming a millionaire completely anonymously.
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AMA Recap: Heatherm Huang, Co-Founder of Measurable Data Token, discusses how Alternative Data rise midst of Covid Wave

AMA Recap: Heatherm Huang, Co-Founder of Measurable Data Token, discusses how Alternative Data rise midst of Covid Wave
Guest Bio
Heatherm Huang
Huang is the Co-Founder of Measurable Data Token (MDT), a decentralized data exchange ecosystem connecting users, data providers, and data buyers and denominates the value of data.
As a Serial Entrepreneur, Huang got himself involved in the Research & Development of the world’s first ever talk-and-hold voice chat system, TalkBox, then the number one mobile chat application in China and across Southeast Asia in 2010. The hype around Talkbox had Tencent offering to acquire the mobile chat application that was turned down. Tencent then released a new version of Wechat, that holds the same talk-and-hold voice chat system that Talkbox has, now familiar to all,and it was at that time that Wechat broke the telecommunications industry. Talkbox and its competitors faded in the industry soon after.
Huang’s Talkbox venture was adapted in Chinese drama, Entrepreneurial Age, with renowned celebrities, Xuan Huang and Angelababy being the main characters.
Kiana Shek
Kiana formerly worked as Deputy General Manager of Business at Baidu. Along with her strong financial education background, Kiana holds rich experience in Big Data, AI, finance & international business development. She joined DigiFinex as Co-Founder at the end of 2017, and is committed to build a secure, convenient and transparent environment for high-quality blockchain asset transactions for users globally. She is also an active speaker at different industry conferences around the globe.

Kiana Shek (Left) & Heatherm Huang (Right)
Kiana: Hi Heatherm, it's our honor to have you here with us today. Could you please give us an introduction of MDT?
Heatherm: Hi Kiana, my pleasure to be here today. Definitely. The MDT is a blockchain-based distributed computing platform with smart contracts securely stored in the Ethereum blockchain. It denominates the value of data in this new economy. It connects users, data providers, and data buyers and denominates the value of data. The MDT launched two products:
  1. MyMDT Data Wallet, a decentralized application (Dapp) based on Ethereum that allows users to get rewarded for sharing anonymous data points and is a user-oriented portal in the MDT ecosystem.
  2. Measurable AI, a business-oriented alternative data analysis platform that turns anonymous data into sophisticated consumer insights.
Kiana: That's such an interesting concept. I am curious to know, and I'm sure so does everyone, how did MDT come about?
Heatherm: The mission behind MDT is to solve our own problems. Back in 2016, our team started venturing into data under the guidance under the guidance of Gmail creator, Paul Buchheit. Paul mentioned that the most valuable thing about Gmail is not the service itself, but the data. Gmail data enables Google to create personalized and intelligent products for its users, and helps Google build better artificial intelligence. Our product, Measurable AI, is also built to understand the market by gathering electronic receipts from billions of online consumers, thereby increasing consumer data value. The more familiar we are with the big data industry, the better we can understand its problems. In data, privacy and traceability have always been contradictory issues. Although Google uses user data to provide better services to users, it is still resisted by users to date.
As data providers, we often try to prove that our data sources are real, and all data points come from real users of our own platforms. However, to prove this, the privacy and anonymity of real users will be compromised to some extent. On the other hand, data buyers also find it a challenge to ensure that the data products they will get are effective. In data, blockchain can solve this problem. After many years of exploration in the field of consumer products and big data, our team realized that we have to compensate consumers who have contributed valuable data.
We finally launched MDT at the end of 2017. We believe that the monetization of user data will be ubiquitous in the future, and we hope to use the results we have established to start this ecosystem.
Kiana: Thank you so much for explaining in such detail. I want to know who your target markets are and how you strategize in marketing your products across different regions of the world?
Heatherm: Southeast Asia, China, Brazil, and India will be our main target markets. They all have huge potential to expand and sustain the development of Measurable AI. At present, the main promotion channel of MyMDT data wallet is still the mainstream of users based on MailTime. Our upcoming independent app that focuses on the concept of "data cashback" will also become a major promotion channel, and its audience covers not only the cryptocurrency user group, but also the mainstream user group. Promotion services in different regions will be tailored to local market conditions. For example, the most common transaction data in the European and American markets is still credit card data, but in some emerging markets such as China, it is mobile payment data, and the consumer behavior and habits of users are also different. In different countries and regions, we will also adopt different promotion forms and modify our products to suit varying needs.
Kiana: Got it. Back to today's topic, what is MDT's alternative data that users should be concerned about? How is it related to MDT?
Heatherm: Alternative data refers to unconventional, unexpected, and unidentified potential data. Unlike traditional data sources such as public financial reports, alternative data is not well known. This is where its value lies. Measurable AI is a blockchain-driven alternative data provider at the present day.
Kiana: I believe users have a new understanding of alternative data now. Is MDT an option for both data providers and crypto asset investors? How will MDT benefit investors?
Heatherm: Alternative data providers are responsible for collecting, cleaning, analyzing and understanding data collected from non-traditional sources. For example, providers can assess the community's response to crypto assets to predict their future value and price movements. Although they are valuable, they do not fully reflect the company's operating conditions.
In today's data-driven era, investors need more than endless numbers on spreadsheets. They need insightful data to make informed decisions in the market. Certain financial markets, such as encrypted assets, do not revolve around traditional financial data sources. Cryptocurrencies like Ethereum or Bitcoin cannot be effectively analyzed through financial statements because their prices are determined by factors other than common data sources. Alternative data fills this gap. As the name suggests, alternative data refers to information obtained from non-traditional sources (such as social media and consumer trends), which helps investors have a deeper understanding of investment tools.
Kiana: The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is rampant, has Measurable Data been affected in development? What measures have you taken to counter the challenge for the safety of the team? What contribution has MDT made to society against COVID-19?
Heatherm: Due to the pandemic, the MDT team worked at home for 3 months until May when the team returned to office. However, the great impact COVID-19 has on the global economy, the demand for alternative data has increased for hedge fund clients. In the past few months, we have served more than 10 hedge funds and seller research institutions, providing them with first-hand consumer insights for many listed companies to analyze the pandemic's impact on the revenue of these companies and the speed of recovery. A few weeks ago, I accepted an interview with Bloomberg. I mentioned that the recent pandemic and the Luckin Coffee scandal has greatly boosted the demand for alternative data because hedge funds hope to use alternative data to monitor the pandemic's impact on major companies and its recovery rate. This is the value of alternative data.
Kiana: What do Alternative Data providers do? Is MDT an Alternative Data provider and Cryptoasset investor at the same time? How does the data benefit the investor?
Heatherm: Alternative data providers are the ones responsible for collecting, cleaning, analyzing, and making sense of data collected from non-traditional sources. For example, a provider may assess how the community is reacting to a crypto asset to predict its value and price movements in the future. Though valuable, they don't give the full picture of how a company is doing.
In today's data-driven landscape, investors require more than endless numbers on spreadsheets. They need insightful data that is actionable enough for them to make informed decisions in the market.
Certain markets like crypto assets also don't revolve around traditional financial data sources. Cryptocurrencies like Ethereum or Bitcoin cannot be analyzed efficiently with financial statements since their prices are determined by factors outside of commonly used data sources.
Alternative data fill this gap. As the name suggests, alternative data is information derived from non-traditional sources — like social media and consumer trends — that help investors obtain more in-depth insights on investment vehicles.
Kiana: Wow, Alternative Data providers play such a crucial role in the economy. How does MDT ensure that data security and privacy are well protected under regulations like GDPR?
Heatherm: In an increasingly digitized world, huge quantities of "alternative data" are being generated every day which can complement or substitute for traditional financial data (such as information on loan payments, defaults and bankruptcies) and open the door to financial services for previously unserved or underserved customers.
Data protection and privacy require a new way of thinking and preparation as regulatory or institutional frameworks to protect individuals and firms either do not exist or are rapidly outpaced by technological advances.
Kiana: Makes sense. The world will only get more digitized each day. Who do you consider your competitors and why do you think you are better than them?
Heatherm: Projects that share similar ideas of compensating users for sharing rewards are DataWallet, and GXChain.
DataWallet recently pivoted to a data compliance service platform for startups. GXChian also rewards users for sharing data, however, their focus is on users' personal information for credit checking and user profiling.
MDT is focused on anonymous and aggregated consumer transactional data for industry insights' purpose, and we endeavour to never involve any personal data.
Although we both reward users for sharing data points, we share different business models and positioning on what type of data to get involved in and how users can monetize over their data.
We believe the scenarios MDT creates now is more likely to be adopted by the public.
  1. It involves only aggregated and anonymous data points for a transparent purpose
  2. It is easier for users to get started without privacy issues (on blockchain, but accessed through user-friendly dapps
  3. It benefits the data buyers financially and socially for joining an initiative of a company compensating users for data.
We had a fruitful AMA session with Heatherm Huang, and learnt on how MDT as a decentralized data exchange ecosystem enables for honest, efficient, and transparent trading in the crypto financial market. To watch the AMA Live, click: AMA | Measurable Data Token: Unveil Covid-19 Impacts with Alternative Data
Please stay tuned to our next episode of AMA Live.

Source/s: Measurable Data Token
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Weekly Update: New ParJar Gaming partners, 20k users on 2gether, Fantom moves to Discord, new Shuffle website... – 28 Feb - 5 Mar'20

Weekly Update: New ParJar Gaming partners, 20k users on 2gether, Fantom moves to Discord, new Shuffle website... – 28 Feb - 5 Mar'20
Sup peeps! Here’s your week at Parachute + partners (28 Feb - 5 Mar'20):

The latest #FPL update shared by LordHades had an upset this week. Alexis toppled LH to get to first position on the leaderboard. It’s getting uber tight in the top 3 slots. Bose’s Friday quiz in TTR was based on random trivia. As announced last week, Tavo hosted a CoD Battle Royale in the Parachute War Zone this week. Congrats to Ridwan for winning top spot. He also held a Battle Royale while Alejandro hosted a gun mode flash game this week. This was followed by a gun mode flash game hosted by Alejandro for $PAR prizes. Clinton wins hearts as always. So wholesome! And Jose is a genius. He just mixed “PAR” and “token” into a wicked beat. Haha. Epic! In ParJar Gaming, 10k $AMGO tokens were given out for playing pinball. New partners joined ParJar Gaming with Deng, Intellishare, Jobchain and Yazom being March game sponsors. Congratulations to Nuno for winning this week’s Parena. Have a sweet tooth? Don’t forget to try Eric’s recipe. Afful’s trivia in TTR had 10k $PAR in prizes. Charlotte hosted another trivia as well. Victor’s TTR quiz was a ton of fun as always. If you've been in Parachute for a while, you'll know that Alexis has freshwater shrimp as pets at home. He shared a glimpse of them with fellow Parachuters. Belated birthday wishes to Charlotte. This week’s Two-for-Tuesday by Gian required sharing music "from bands with only one word names". If you missed TFT, Sebastian made sure to keep the playlist updated with this week’s posts. Thanks Sebas! Doc Vic announced plans to add new games to the Parachute War Zone. This week’s #wholesomewed by Jason involved Parachuters drawing happy childhood memories (but not sharing any explanation for the drawings) and others guessing the context.
Eric’s crystallised violets masterclass
And this is where he got the violets from. Wow! Just wow
Such a colourful crew, Alexis!
Catch up on the latest aXpire updates here and here. What does the LEDES partnership which was announced last month mean for the road ahead? Matthew explained in his article. The monthly 200k $AXPR burn went ahead like clockwork. 2gether was selected as one of 10 Spanish startups in Desafia’s Winter 2020 cohort in San Francisco. Congratulations on crossing 20k users! Their growth story was published on El Referente. In #XIOSocial discussions this week, Citizens talked about the implications of groupthink and general consensus on XIO. In case you missed, two articles were published last week – one on tokenomics deep dive and another one on crowdstaking. Birdchain’s $BIRD token was listed on Probit exchange. For the latest weekly update from Switch, click here. Fantom acquihired its validator GoFantom’s team to its dev crew this week. The project officially shifted all its discussions to Discord. The Telegram channel will go into read-only mode. For the latest weekly update, click here. CMO Michael Chen attended an H2 event to discuss Web 3.0. On the backdrop of crypto gaining legitimacy in South Korea, Generation Crypto compiled a list of top 3 South Korean crypto projects. Fantom made it to the list. Noice! Uptrennd opened up to all topics starting this week and celebrated the occasion with a giveaway. YouTuber Christopher Carruthers (Cash Alternative TV) featured Uptrennd in his list of "8 Cool Digital Currency Social Media and Content Sites". Jeff interviewed Energi's Ryan Lucchese on the project’s future update items. Uptrennd kickstarted an article-of-the-month contest which will now happen every month for sweet prizes. So get writing! In the backdrop of the Steemit takeover events, Uptrennd announced a welcome bonus for the Steemit community. The 1UP Charity Wheel is a fun event aimed at giving back. Don’t forget to nominate someone. Opacity released their 2020 roadmap. For the latest District0x dev update and district weekly, click here and here respectively.
Opacity’s 2020 roadmap
Fi Scantamburlo from Wibson talked about data privacy while presenting at the VeneCoiners meetup this week. The team also conducted a survey recently on data privacy concerns. The results of the survey were put up in a blog post. TLDR – people are worried about their personal data being misused and need solutions. Harmony’s mainnet $ONE stats are now available on CoinGecko. Want to find out the speed of transaction between shards? Watch this video. Harmony won a community vote to get added to staking platform Sprout through Sesameneed’s nodes. Both teams sat down to share details of the partnership. For the latest #pow thread, click here. Founder Stephen Tse also published a February update report. ViteX became the first DEX to support the mainnet $ONE coin and the crew celebrated it with a trading competition. The first episode of Harmony Spotlight, their weekly video newsletter, was aired this week. A new Twitter handle was launched to broadcast mainnet and testnet status updates. GET Protocol’s GUTS Tickets will be setting up a ticketing venture in South Korea named getTickets. On this occasion the team shared a detailed February report. The report also covered a blockchain update including documentation of its ticketing standards – state change batches, event wiring, state change receipts. The team appeared for an AMA with BlockToday. Global Crypto Alliance ($CALL token) hosted a fun quiz for the community this week. $CALL was listed on Stake Swap. Following $COTI’s Binance listing last week, COTI shared its FUD-response to some claims of poor code. COTI’s white label solutions for and Blockchain Dollars were explained in their recent use-case articles. A new advanced node was added to the mainnet. As merchants require native $COTI coins for processing fees, the first merchant coin purchase from open market happened this week. February staking rewards were distributed as well. DoYouTip’s $DYT token swap was completed on all channels this week. And congratulations on crossing the follower and member milestones on Twitter and Telegram.
Some cool $GET merch were given away to the community
In this week’s educational content from Hydro, the crew explained about virtual cards and how to issue them using Hydro. They also shared a list of top Canadian fintech startups. The platform added financial data providers Barchart and Intrinio as API integrations. Sentivate tested its social platform for the community before beta release this week. The social site will act as a melting pot for all $SNTVT fans and users – technical and non-technical. OST was featured to Santiment’s list of top 10 ERC20 projects with highest Github activity in February. The team was at EthCC this week where Jason gave a talk on Ethereum UX, Chief Blockchain Strategist Benjamin Bollen presented on Mosaic scaling solution and Chief Engagement Officer Simona Pop talked about opportunity & choice and community building in crypto. And saving the best for the last. Media website Decrypt announced the launch of its native token built on OST tech. The news was also covered by The Block. Crypto lending platform CoinLoan joined SelfKey’s Loans Marketplace this week. Check out the project’s February updates here. The team also compiled a comprehensive list of data breaches in 2019 and 2020 and published its choice of top 10 crypto exchanges. Constellation CEO Ben Jorgensen's full interview of the Head of National Science Foundation, Doug Maughan, came out this week. If you missed CTO Wyatt Meldman-Floch's technical AMA this week, you can catch up here. Yazom published their February update report which mostly consisted of 2020 roadmap items. One of the strongest aspects of Pynk is its crowd wisdom. As per Pynksters, Bernie Sanders leads the Democratic Presidential Nominee poll by a fairly large margin. The crew also weighed in on the effects of epidemics on economy in the backdrop of markets crashing across the globe amid fears of the spread of Coronavirus. Shuffle Monster founder Agustin Aguilar announced the launch of a refurbished website built with crowd-sourced contributions. The latest CyberFM payout was this week.

And with that, it’s a wrap! See you again with another weekly roundup. Cheerio!
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Weekly Update: Parachute turns 2, Constellation Molly Wallet, aXpire’s LSG + LEDES, Ethos’ Voyager acquires Circle Invest... – 7 Feb - 13 Feb'20

Weekly Update: Parachute turns 2, Constellation Molly Wallet, aXpire’s LSG + LEDES, Ethos’ Voyager acquires Circle Invest... – 7 Feb - 13 Feb'20
Hey everyone! Here’s part VI of VII as we catch up with the latest - your week at Parachute + partners (7 Feb - 13 Feb'20):

As we walked into the Parachute anniversary week, the PAR4PAR raffle entered stage twelve with a prize pool of more than 1M $PAR. Wow! Did you know that Shawn, Andy and Brian (Trujillo) are a day older than $PAR? Belated birthday wishes to all four! And what a birthday celebration it was! Events galore throughout the week kicked off by Cap’s email followed by Gian’s special Two-for-Tuesday with party classics and bonus tips for party GIFs. Doc Vic (Victor Anox) hosted a trivia in TTR with 1k $PAR per question in prizes. In the birthday special events, we had an anniversary special Parena with a prize pool of 106k $PAR ("Prize will be three 000's added to the amount of people that join!"). Congratulations Darren! The other Doc Vic (from Cuba) hosted an anniversary special free-for-all duel in the Parachute War Zone for a 25k $PAR prize pool. Noice! Runners posted their sprints in the Parachute Running Club for some cool $PAR. Gamers played Space Orbit for more $PAR. Alexis ran the twelfth raffle for the 1M $PAR prize pool. Congratulations to the winners. That is a boatload of $PAR! Alexis also announced a new style of raffle that will begin two weeks later. Cap extended the Two-for-Tuesday to Wednesday to get more folks posting birthday songs or just about any video of themselves like Mr. Nobody. He also shared some epic snapshots (with 500k $PAR hidden) of what’s coming up for Parachute in the coming weeks in addition to the journey so far. Yup, you heard that right – a fiat on/off ramp, a integration and a Parachute Dex (with a $PAR base pair). Jason launched a special #wholesomewed on the occasion – set up a short term goal that is achievable within six months, work towards it and win $PAR as you progress per week. The best part of the birthday celebrations were the Parachute OGs peeping in to say Hi. Thank you for making it to the party, folks!
Parachute 2018 v/s Parachute 2020
Epic ParJarGaming artwork, Jordy!
Don’t forget to vote for the mightiest “TTR Avenger” for a chance to win some cool $PAR. Gamer Boy hosted a trivia in TTR based on rebus puzzles for a 10k $PAR prize pool. Doc Vic held another CoD flash game in the Parachute War Zone for some cool $PAR prizes. Thanks for the $PAR shoutout, Franklin! If you haven’t yet joined ParJar Gaming, you just missed a chance to win some cool $SNTVT prizes. Thank you for the shoutout, Uptrennd! TTR crew launched a referral campaign to get to 3000 members within the week. Tons of $PAR were given away in the process. For new peeps who ask “what do I do to get tipped?”, TTR has an answer.
Scenes straight out of Frozen in Georgia. Pic Credits: Chris
Tropical paradise in Puerto Rico. Pic Credits: Cap
Blissful sunset in Havana. Pic credit: Doc Vic (from Cuba)
Thanks Jenn for being awesome: First submission to last week’s #wholesomewed prompt
Jeff from Uptrennd wrote about $1UP’s recent performance plus a sneak peek into the upcoming own-a-community feature. He also interviewed Factom’s David Johnston in a freewheeling chat about crypto and finance. After last week’s District Registry launch, the registry can now accept district proposals (instead of just GitHub). The District Registry introduction post was published on Cent as well (with a hidden easter egg). Catch up on the latest District Weekly here. Hydro crew travelled to Israel to represent the project at Our Crowd Summit. Want to know how fintechs use APIs and how its benefits them? Read about it here. Hydro had an AMA on Publish0x this week which turned out to be one of the most engaging ones ever. Plus, 300k $HYDRO tokens were given away. Sweet! The Hydro Events Marketplace was released to the public for beta testing. For the latest sneak peek on Hydro Pay testing, click here. Silent Notary’s Ubikiri unveiled a feed channel for community discussions which will be their primary mode of communication from now on. Sentivate is looking for a new logo for their Wyoming company. There’s USD 100 in BTC if your entry makes it to their selections. In OST’s latest tech update report, Jason explains how OST’s layer-2 tools make it easier for devs to build on Ethereum. For Pepo updates, click here. 1MillionDevs announced a collaboration with Pepo to grow the Ethereum community through the app. As ETHDenver’s official community app, Pepo is sponsoring the UX Awards at the event. On that occasion, the team published a guide to good UX for participants. Plus, there’re also Mile High Missions to earn Pepo tokens. SelfKey’s January update report was published. The team also compiled an exhaustive list of major crypto exchange hacks. Constellation’s community-sourced mainnet wallet, Molly, was unveiled this week. Check out this tweet thread by Startdust Collective (Constellation’s education handle) to understand what Dcode accelerator program means for the project. The project also joined blockchain accelerator MouseBelt's Blockchain Education Alliance. Read more about it here. Ben Jorgensen and Benjamin Diggles sat down for an interview on the BlockHash podcast to talk all things Constellation. Cool $DAG art Crypto Oranium!
Pepo Mile High Missions at ETHDenver
Pynk co-founder Zack invited the community to share their learnings from Pynk. Some great insights followed. Wibson’s Director of Research Carlos Sarraute, along with other collaborators, published a paper on a scalable protocol for making ERC20 token distributions inexpensive. The team opened up a data privacy survey for Spanish speakers. A recent article on covering personal data protection featured Wibson as well. For the transcript of GET Protocol’s AMA with Decentralised Club, click here. The team will appear for an AMA with Crypto Gems next week. GET will be handling ticketing for singer Guus Meeuwis’ stadium shows this year. Congrats! Global Crypto Alliance’s $CALL token was listed with a $BTC pairing on ProBit Exchange (and its $USDT pairing discontinued) this week. The team hosted a fun quiz session in their Telegram channel and gave away some sweet $CALL tokens to the community. They also announced a partnership with Finexca to spread the word on the project in Africa. COTI’s revised token metrics and network growth update was published. 400M $COTI tokens are also being shipped off to a vault. Read more about it here. If you missed DoYouTip’s token swaps on ParJar and Txbit, fret not. You can still manually swap as per the instructions here. Check out Harmony’s January milestones summary in this blog post. The latest weekly highlights from the entire team can be found in this tweet thread. Matt and Cem from the engineering team explained how a sample NFT trade could look like on Harmony. The project’s latest initiative “Harmony Office Hours” aims to get community feedback on a regular basis. The first one was opened up to get inputs on staking. The $ONE token swap went live on Honest Mining. CEO Stephen Tse chatted with Block99 about the future of DeFi and about Harmony.
UX mockup of planned Harmony Validator Details page
aXpire crew were at the Legaltech Legalweek 2020 Conference in New York last week representing Bilr. Click here for some pictures from the event. aXpire’s sister company LSG announced a partnership with LEDES Oversight Committee which is a leading global non-profit that oversees legal data exchange standards to get Bilr into the hands of more law firms through the LEDES network. LSG also entered into a partnership with payment fintech AffiniPay to integrate its LawPay solution into Bilr. CEO Gary Markham travelled to a roundtable event hosted by Opalesque in Miami to talk on sovereignty and digital currencies. YouTuber Cedric BK will record his first video on crypto by reviewing the 2gether platform. Looking forward! In #XIOSocial discussions this week, we learnt about what XIO Citizens do IRL and discussed about an XIO-for-dummies-demo and interest vs stake fee rewards model. The XLP crossed USD 50k in locked assets this week. Noice! Also, congratulations on turning 1 year, $BOMB. Have you had a chance to check out the influencer marketing platform being built by Bounty0x? If not, click here to have a look. Founder Angelo Adam shared a company update as well. Ethos’ parent company Voyager acquired Circle’s retail investing platform Circle Invest this week. This is huge! The news was also covered on Coindesk and Yahoo Finance. This means 40k+ new users will be joining Voyager soon. Click here to read more about it and about Voyager’s 1 year journey so far (having launched exactly a year back). The latest Switch update was released. It details some of the upcoming developments such as new smart contract for SwitchDex, atomic swaps for $BTC and $BCH etc. As of this week, nearly USD 10M worth of $FTM is now staked on the mainnet yielding one of the highest staking rewards as per CryptoDiffer. $FTM can now be purchased for fiat in Europe through Bitladon. Fantom announced a partnership with Ethereum Classic to bring DeFi features into their ecosystem. $ETC will be used as a collateral to mint stablecoins modelled on $DAI using the XAR Network. The latest rundown on the Fantom wallet can be found here. Having already added support to Korean and Chinese to the various ecosystem tools, the community voted to also add Spanish another supported language.

And with that, we close for this week in the Parachuteverse. See you again soon. Ciao!
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I'm tired of .folders littering my home directory -- want to do something about it.

I'm not sure if this is something that bothers anyone else, or if anyone here is interested in helping with this project, but I'm tired of dot/hidden folders filling my home folder.
I've been making a list of programs that create these folders, and I'm trying to make bug reports / feature requests to the projects. If anyone here is interested, maybe we could work together and make this list bigger, and a few of us can create the reports. I've found that the developers of these projects are very receptive each time I've suggested this, and a few have been fixed in a very short time. It seems like a fairly simple request and fix.
Most newer programs and major projects use this spec -- so most of the programs that need changing are older or have few developers (or in many cases only one).
The bug reports are just asking that the developers use the freedesktop $XDG standard/spec found here.
Config files in ~/.config
Data in ~/.local/share
Temp/Non-Essential files in ~/.cache.
Maybe some developers here on reddit would be able to submit patches or change their own programs to follow this spec.
If anyone here creates a report, please let me know and I'll update the list.
Anyway, here is the list I've started.
Edit: Wow, this blew up. I didn't realize there were so many programs, or that this annoyed more people or created an inconvenience for more than just myself.
If you read this please consider reporting/requesting/helping just one program you use. If we all did this they'd all have reports by now, and maybe even fixes already! Thanks everyone for the help and info!
Apps that don't follow the freedesktop $XDG spec
Unless otherwise noted, the name of the program is also the name of the created .folder
dbus [WONTFIX]
firefox (creates .mozilla)
Flatpak (creates .var) [WONTFIX]
snapd (creates snap)
-- FIXED --
gimp reportedly changed in 2.10
lutris reportedly changed in latest version
* If you use a program here please do consider taking a minute or two to add a feature request / bug report *
audacity (creates .audacity-data)
bash (creates .bashrc & .bash_history files)
emacs (creates .emacs.d)
git (creates .gitconfig file)
gnome-keyring (creates .pki)
libdvdcss used by VLC/Mplayer (creates .dvdcss)
Nvidia (creates .nv)
OpenJDK (creates .java)
Pale Moon (creates .moonchild productions)
Pidgin (creates .purple)
praat (creates .praat-dir)
PyCharm (creates .folder for each release)
Skype (creates .skypeforlinux)
teamspeak (creates .ts3client)
tumbler (creates .thumbnails)
tuxguitar (creates .tuxguitar-1.2)
vim / vim-gtk / vim-gtk3 (creates .vim)
xsane (creates .sane)
Unconfirmed. If anyone could confirm these I will move them to the proper list. Thanks to sithiLoe, there is a long archwiki list here of possibly still-offending apps. If anyone can confirm these and/or send a bug report to the devs it would be appreciated.
adb (may create .android)
wget (may create multiple .files/folders)
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Weekly Update: Parachute Townhall, Welcome $GET to ParJar, Uptrennd reaches 50k members, Fantom on IncognitoChain... – 6 Dec - 12 Dec'19

Weekly Update: Parachute Townhall, Welcome $GET to ParJar, Uptrennd reaches 50k members, Fantom on IncognitoChain... – 6 Dec - 12 Dec'19
Hi Parachuters! As part of 2 of 3 from today's rapid catch up series of pending updates, here’s your week at Parachute + partners (6 Dec - 12 Dec'19):

As mentioned last week, Cap and Ice hosted a townhall to talk about where we are at and where we are heading along with ample feedback and Q&A from the community. We covered a lot of ground: "value hypothesis for ParJar, Product Market fit, and our growth approach for 2020...performance of two key PAR utility metrics, staking and gas, and how we see growth for each in 2020...questions from the community and reviewed upcoming community initiatives". Click here to catch up on all that happened. GET Protocol’s $GET token was added to ParJar this week. Belated Birthday wishes to Doc Vic from Cuba. Jason lost a 5k $PAR wager with Cap on Victor’s age. Haha. Congratulations to Martha for winning this week’s Parena. As per the latest Fantasy Premier League (#FPL) update shared by LordHades this week, he is still ruling the charts at the top with NovelCloud and Alexis hot on his heels. From next week, "You can now view your first opponent in the 2019/20 FPL Cup on the My Team page - under Leagues". While you slay those miles with the Parachute Running Club (which has done 44 miles so far BTW), here’s a podcast to listen to. Cap’s recommendation: "It's geared towards people building products - but super super useful to think about any products you use. Skip to like 9 minutes in to skip through all the advertiesments ". Yes, I know. Cap wouldn’t be Cap without typos. Typos FTW!
Parachute townhall
Parachute-themed shirts designed by Doc Vic and Alejandro on Doc’s birthday. These are sick!
If you want to see yourself on the Parachute world map, make sure to enter your location here. The entries are anonymous. In this week's Parachute Fantasy Football League update, Hang is in the first position followed by Clinton and Andy. Connor made it to the playoffs and is now in 4th position. So it means farewell to Nilz, Ken, Kamo and Cap from this season. CoD mobile players, don't forget to join the Parachute WarZone hosted by Doc Vic from Cuba. I hear there's $PAR and $AMGO to be won! The TTR Hat Contest ended this week with some solid entries running in the lead. Epic creation Wendell! In this week’s creative prompt by Jason, Parachuters had to “do 3 nice things for a total stranger”. Basically, be a true blue Parachuter 😊. For this week's Two-for-Tuesday, Gian made it free-for-all. No theme. Post music as you wish and win 500 $PAR. Cool! Benjamin and Charlotte hosted trivias in TTR this week. Those were loads of fun! Andy announced the start of a College Football Bowl Game Pickem contest in Parachute. 100k $PAR prize pool. Doc Vic hosted another round of Champions League wager this week in TTR.
So much epicness in one picture. Jose, you are a genius!
Andy's Advent Calendar journey continues
Catch up on the latest aXpire update and 20k AXPR burn here and here respectively. As you would already know, instead of pitting both startups against each other, XIO decided to accept both Opacity and Uptrennd into the incubator program and opened up staking for them. This marks the official launch of the XIO Blockchain Incubator and it’s been a roaring start with USD 7k worth of tokens locked up in one hour and Opacity portal getting oversubscribed in no time. Video instructions for staking can be found here. Read up on the startups here. In three days, the total staking crossed 1M XIO levels. Insane! That is a great metric to measure performance. How does the $XIO token play a role in all this? The crew explained in this tweet thread. And with that a series of related discussions got off starting with the possibility of self-nomination for startups. Have a sub-100 CMC project that you think should be part of the incubator? Don’t forget to tag them. Plus, a cool 25k $XIO giveaway was launched. Remember, meaningful conversation is always welcome at the incubator and more often than not, they get rewarded. Check out the latest update on the Birdchain App SMS feature along with an expanded list of supported countries. Silent Notary reduced the $LAW token requirement for running a Masternode from 100M to 20M this week. Russian research company also gave its vote of confidence to Silent Notary in terms of its immutability. Wibson Marketing Manager Fi Scantamburlo attended the Latin American Bitcoin Conference Uruguay to speak on Data privacy, monetisation and how Wibson helps achieve these. Opacity now allows shared file preview for uploaded docs.
Shared File Preview on Opacity
Fantom's foray into the Afghan Ministry of Health's efforts to fight counterfeit drugs and other public health initiatives were covered by Forbes this week. Last week, we shared that Sikoba's e-voting platform, Itugen, which is based on Fantom’s Lachesis consensus was released. This week, they published its technical whitepaper. With so many moving parts in the project and so much happening all around, a recap is always a welcome refresher to catch up. $FTM got listed on South Korea’s Coinone with a $KRW pairing. It was also integrated with the IncognitoChain project’s pDEX with a $pUSDT pairing (remember, Harmony was added to the same platform a few days back?). IncognitoChain allows cryptos to be transacted privately using sidechains including those coins/tokens which are not privacy-oriented. Fantom also launched a developer portal and technical documentation ahead of the XAR Network mainnet release. The interoperability bridge is out as well. This allows both ERC20 and BEP2 token holders to move their tokens to the XAR Network. The wallet allows both staking and delegation. For the guide to joining XAR Network as a validator node, click here. A simple guide to staking on XAR Network can be found here. The team also sat down for an AMA with COTI this week. Blockchain Magazine’s interview of Michael was published. Continuing with Uptrennd’s 24 Days of Celebrations started last week, this week they hosted an Escape Room contest and Photo contest. The latest $1UP tokenomics update can be seen here. After 11 months, the platform now has 50k users across 177 countries. Wowza! And wicked stats on the engagement metrics as well. Jeff’s interview with Crypto Beadles came out this week.
A few entries for the Uptrennd Photo Contest
Click here and here for the latest District Weekly and Dev Update from District0x. In case you missed this week’s Dapp Digest, you can watch it here. Aragon fans will be in for a treat since it features Aragon Co-Founder Luis Cuende as a special guest. Remember, we had discussed last week that the Shuffle Monster Raffle had crossed a 10k $SHUF pool. Turns out it got to 13k+. Wow! The latest Hydro developer update is a comprehensive roundup from the entire ecosystem. VCC Exchange listed $HYDRO with a $BTC pairing. Hydro’s security tokenisation protocol, Hail, moved to mainnet this week. The team travelled to Boston for MassChallenge Fintech. Hydro will be hosting a Banking-as-a-Service happy hour next week to talk on how they are building solutions in the BaaS space. For starters, don’t forget to read their article on blockchain applications in finance. The team appeared for an AMA with Apache Traders which also featured a 45k $HYDRO giveaway. Digital payments platform VoPay is now partnered with Hydro for end-to-end payment solutions using Hydrogen API and other Hydro tools. Hydro’s smart contract was audited by Callisto and passed their test with flying colours except for one "low severity" issue. The result: "The contract can be deployed". CTO Tim Allard was interviewed by Ethereum Network Nigeria as part of their Ethereum personality chat series. For the latest update on the community explorer Frost, click here. In Pynk’s first guest blog post, community member (or, Pynkster) Alistaire Wallace talks about what the coming year could hold for Pynk and its community of predictors. Check out the transcript of Sentivate’s AMA with tehMoonwalkeR here.
Sentivate’s new office in PA is shaping up quite well
This week at OST was all about the Pepo app: from angel investor Kartik to Rocket NFT’s Alex Masmej joining the platform, accelerator The Fledge using Pepo Conversations to power community-sourced improvements to businesses, Home for the Holidays Challenge to explain crypto/blockchain to relatives (with a total USD 2k in Pepo coins in prizes) and a “best lifehack” bounty posted by Jason on the app. If you’ve missed all SelfKey news from the past month, you can catch up from the November progress report. Also, did you know that the group Legion of Doom which was once considered to be the most capable hacking group in the world was in a long drawn feud with Masters of Deception in what is now known as the Great Hacker War? Learn more info like this from SelfKey’s latest article on hacking groups. Constellation CEO Ben Jorgensen will be speaking at the Crypto 2020 Summit. If you’re attending, make sure to say Hi. Arena Match announced a trading competition on DDEX with 4M $AMGO tokens to be won. Lucky Bluff Poker will be sponsoring next week’s Arena Match Raffle. The latest Harmony update compilation from the whole team can be found here. In the latest Pangea statistics (Harmony’s experimental staking game to test the limits of its tech), the average staking position is 1.8M $ONE with 75% of participants operate nodes themselves while the rest use delegates. Plus, check out the newest upgrades here. Honest Mining announced mainnet support for the native $ONE token swap. $ONE is also in consideration for listing on Binance US. The token was listed on Pionex this week. The Intellishare website registration and login functions will be down next week for a scheduled upgrade. Also, $INE traders make sure to keep a note of WBFex temporarily disabling the $ETH trading pair. Jobchain’s $JOB token got listed on Bilaxy exchange, P2PB2B exchange, SWFT Blockchain wallet and SWOP.SPACE exchange. The project was also given an A+ score by Xangle. Congrats!

And with that, it’s a wrap. See you again soon with another weekly update. Bye!
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I have become even more bullish after the Facebook/Libra announcement- here is why

Potential news every body was speculating on
Libra will start using Chainlink as an oracle to peg their coin the major currencies 
= maybe a total of 5000 calls a day to Chainlink nodes = meeh

but the potential real news is
in 2020 Libra developer with focus on gaming/betting will start using Chainlink to query data to incorporate that in their blockchain 
= that could be millions per day in 2020 = WOW

My Model valuing Chainlink at $20
My assumption until now was that Chainlink will have a slow growth reaching 100k transactions per day at the End 2020. Main reason is lack of scaling for Ethereum (this of course will change once Ethereum will scale) 
Restating my estimates
My assumption is now that we will reach 1 million transactions per day by the End of 2020 (Main driver will be Libra developer as their chain probably won't have scaling issues) 

Cherry on top
Off chain contracts will also be able to use LINK (Matic announced it , but Loom is also able to query Chainlink nodes) Loom announced that they reached 100k transactions per day + any private blockchains like JPM coin, Polkadot etc will contribute to the growth too 

Long term target
Market Cap of LINK > Market Cap of Ethereum 
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Weekly Update: TTR Hat Contest, XIO Liquidity Program & Social Initiative, Fantom Opera Mainnet, $GET on Hotbit... – 13 Dec - 19 Dec'19

Weekly Update: TTR Hat Contest, XIO Liquidity Program & Social Initiative, Fantom Opera Mainnet, $GET on Hotbit... – 13 Dec - 19 Dec'19
Sup folks! For the closing the final part of today’s rapid catch up series of pending updates, here’s your week at Parachute + partners (13 Dec - 19 Dec'19):

Thanks to Trooper George for a masterclass in Uniswap. To read up on it, click here and scroll downwards. PAR4PAR lottery is now in stage nine with a 500k $PAR pool. Noice! Winners of the TTR Hat Contest were announced this week. Congratulations folks! This week we had two Parenas. A special one and the weekly one. The special Parena saw folks from Uptrennd, XIO and Parachute fight it out for the ultimate prize pool - $PAR, $XIO and $1UP tokens. Faiqa won the weekly Parena to take home 25k $PAR. Sweet! The latest Parachute Digest from Cap covers all that’s been happening in the PARverse in the last few weeks. Did you know that 64% of all ERC20 withdraws from ParJar uses the PARGas feature? Amazing!
Winners of the TTR Hat Contest
The latest ParJar stats
The theme for this week’s Two-For-Tuesday was Christmas songs for "special holiday magic" 1k $PAR gifts. A Tuesday well spent humming classics. Mariah Carey was a clear favourite. Like last year, Hang and Clinton made it to the finals of #PFFL. Andy and Alexis will be slugging it out for third place. Good Luck! For this week’s #wholesomewed Jason got everyone to take pictures of their backyard (or view from back window) and share a story from that place. Check out this epic video made by TTR Portuguese members’ photo submissions showing their love for "PAR". So awesome! LordHades continues to dominate the #FPL charts with NovelCloud and Alexis following close behind.
Nice retouch to the Two-For-Tuesday banner, Jose!
aXpire’s weekly 20k $AXPR burn went ahead like clockwork. The latest weekly update can be seen here. $WAVES was added to the 2gether platform this week. The news was covered in Cointelegraph as well. YouTuber Funontheride released his detailed review video of 2gether. $BOMBX:$XIO swap and staking into Uptrennd portal came to a close this week with 1.2M $XIO staked in it. The startup stake portals are now integrated into the XIO website. The XIO Liquidity Program (XLP) was kickstarted this week with 25M committed for stakers. This will allow XIO to build up liquidity on Uniswap and reward Citizens with $XIO bonuses. You will be able to estimate your XLP rewards from the calculator. As the XLP funds get distributed over time, the staking bonuses will decrease. In one day, the XLP saw 850k+ $XIO and 100+ $ETH staked on Uniswap by 50+ Citizens. And with this, the total $XIO locked in portals + XLP reached 2M+. Amazing! As hinted in last week’s proposed discussion topics list, an XIO Social Initiative (XSI) was launched with another 25M $XIO pledged for the program. XSI will reward Citizens for high quality engagement. Stay on the lookout for #XIOSocial. The XSI Leaderboard and rules can be seen here. XSI rewards will also consider your $XIO held in XLP apart from XID-linked wallet. Similar to the decrease in XLP bonuses, XSI rewards will also reduce as XSI funds get distributed over time. For the first #XIOSocial prompt, Citizens were invited to discuss the pros and cons of invite-only citizenship.
XLP rewards rates
The $ETHOS token was rebranded to $VGX on Coinmarketcap as well. The first mainnet built on Fantom, XAR Network received multiple governance proposals this week for stakers to vote on. All proposals can be tracked here. One of the major proposals among them were allowing $BTC as a collateral. If you haven’t had an opportunity to read up on XAR Network, click here. Or just watch this video. It has already seen ~1.8M USD worth of assets locked, minted and staked in total and a block height of 1M+ reached. Last week, we discussed staking on XAR Network, this week James (from Fantom) shared a simple guide to delegate staking on XAR. Technical Advisor to Fantom, Andre Cronje published an article explaining some basic trading terminology with regards to protecting staking rewards. When creating CSDT’s using collateral, it was observed that a “liquidation” event in CSDT was actually a rebalancing of collateral and debt. Hence, it has been decided to use the correct terminology to better reflect this activity. The launch instructions for the Opera Mainnet have been released and validators are invited to join the pre-net. Read more about it here. If you’re visiting Dubai Expo 2020, don’t forget to say Hi to Fantom who will be at the event. So much happening at Fantom, right? Well, here’s a compilation of it all just in case feel dizzy. Haha! Uptrennd is now available as a custom home search provider on decentralised search engine Presearch. Jeff was interviewed by Crypto Coin Show. Uptrennd featured in Scott Cunningham’s list of high growth blockchain social platforms. In the 24 Days of Celebrations series, this week saw community submissions on Original Content, Ugly Sweater Design and Anagram Quiz. Super fun!
Some of the entries from ugly jumpesweater contest
In this week’s educational content from SelfKey, we learnt about how to remove your personal information from public searches. Blockfyre’s Constellation research report is due for an update. Before that, they shared a sneak peek on some of the changes taken into consideration. Benjamin’s State of the Union was this week as well. Mateo shared a video walkthrough of the $DAG token swap. Arena Match Beta v0.7 was released with upgrades like anonymous access, new UX, simplified solo challenges etc. Pynk crew visited Turkey this week to speak at Ege University and Ege Teknopark. And congratulations on building meaningful engagement on Twitter. If you’re interested to protect your data here’s 7 tips from Wibson. The team travelled to the Ethereum Buenos Aires meetup to connect with the who’s who of the Ethereum ecosystem in Argentina. Nick from Harmony appeared for an AMA with Delphi Digital this week. Here’s the transcript. CTO Rongjian Lan sat down for another AMA with BitMax. Trust announced support for the mainnet $ONE tokens. The engineers from the team explain how they go about testing the network among other things in this week’s insight video. Congratulations on winning ABC Blockchain Community’s Best Partner of the Year award. As the year comes to a close, Harmony released a few project reports – Q4 planning, December milestones, 2019 round up, 2020 plans and the latest All-Hands Report. Intellishare hosted some sweet Christmas giveaways this week for 100k $INE. Jobchain’s $JOB token was listed on Atomic Wallet. The team hosted a giveaway for token holders this week. The token was also audited by Certik and received 98% security score. GET Protocol’s $GET token was listed on Hotbit this week.
That’s the Harmony Ops team “spamming” thousands of $ONE transactions on the DevNet for testing
Birdchain announced a Holiday Special Referral bonus which will net 5x the normal rewards for all referrals made till 3rd January. $BIRD was listed on Exrates this week with $BTC and $ETH trading pairs. The latest District Weekly from District0x can be seen here. As discussed last week, Hydro hosted a Banking-as-a-Service happy hour this week which saw great footfall. Remember the team had attended a MassChallenge Fintech event in Boston last week? Turns out Hydro was accepted into their 2020 cohort. Congratulations! Hydro also made it to the list of one of the most popular DeFi projects by DeFi Info after a public vote. If you missed the crew’s AMA with Apache Traders last week, you can catch up from the transcript here. Bank of Hodlers is the latest DApp to join Hydro’s DApp store as a third party partner. The VoPay partnership news was featured in a latest article on For a round up of latest Silent Notary news, click here. It also includes info on the Traders Battle. Welcome to Sentivate, Luke! The new team additions are possibly in preparation for the Universal Web soft launch. OST’s Pepo app personalisation is now live – the more you use it, the more personalised it gets for you. In other Pepo updates this week, activity improvements and changes in reply @mentions. If you're on the app, check out Sébastien Couture's (host of the Epicenter podcast) entry for the "Home for the Holidays" Challenge which was launched last week. Jason was at Blockshow this week where he talked about building high engagement crypto products in an interview with Cointelegraph’s Stephen Chase. Plus, his keynote on designing crypto user experiences is a must-watch for product developers. OST’s L2 apps now have almost the same number of token holders as its L1 $OST token holders. That is pretty neat indeed! Did you know that Pepo uses Gnosis Safe as its in-app wallet? You can read more about it here. The team is looking for a Global Controller based out of their New York office. If you find the role suitable, don’t forget to apply.

And with that, we close for this week in Parachuteverse. See you again soon with another weekly update. Ciao!
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Weekly Update: TTR crew video series, MatchBX Climate Bounties, HYDRO “powered by Oracle”, SelfKey on Constant... – 30 Aug - 5 Sep'19

Weekly Update: TTR crew video series, MatchBX Climate Bounties, HYDRO “powered by Oracle”, SelfKey on Constant... – 30 Aug - 5 Sep'19
Sup folks! With this update, we will be completely upto speed with the latest in the Parachuteverse. Also this is a biggie. Parachuters from across the globe shared a slice of their life with us. This is going to be a fun ride. Buckle up! Here’s your week at Parachute (30 Aug - 5 Sep'19):

This week’s 20k PAR winner from the Big Brother contest was BlackBullShark for correctly picking Michie as Head of Household. Congrats mate! And a belated Happy Birthday to Rene. Hope you had a blast. The tip storm you started in Wysker was definitely a thing to see. Unique hosted a trivia in TTR based on Maths and had a 25k PAR pool. Not bad at all. After a lot of deliberation, MUXE was delisted from ParJar. Read Cap’s article to know why. If you hold MUXE in your ParJar, worry not. Your balance is intact and it can still be withdrawn. Delisting means it cannot be tipped or deposited anymore. Benjamin’s Analysis Reports are a reader's delight. This week, the 2nd edition of The Parachute Post was released. Thanks for all the effort you put into these, mate. Victor hosted a trivia in TTR for 25k PAR in prizes. 15 questions worth 1.7k PAR each. Saweet! As you already know, the #PAR4PAR staking contest is now in stage 2. Click here to read details about it.
Alexis’ haul from the Parachute Beer Exchange. Courtesy: Joakim
Cap got hooked to @k16v5q5’s keychains as well
We had one of the coolest contests in Tip Room so far. Shoot a video of your surroundings, of your city, of your life. And win some cool PAR. A Parachuters-Around-The-World video series. While we did have some winners in the end, every single entry deserves a shoutout. So here it goes:
  • Sondra (@Wingssosoft), thanks for a perfect start to the series by launching a literal Parachute from your balcony. It set up all the videos that followed like a Parachute that floated around the world.
  • Victor (@Vitico96), your city looks beautiful at sunset. Thanks for sharing those breathtaking views with us, Doc.
  • Tee Wai (@Trojak12), the river looked so serene and seems like a perfect setting for a boat ride. Thanks for capturing your home on camera.
  • Alejandro (@SmilaX96), what a great fishing spot! Thanks for sharing.
  • @ramsal12, loved the background music. Thank you for sharing the views around your house.
  • K V (@okodoko), the Greek countryside looks wonderful. Thank you for sharing snippets from your hike.
  • Foo (@MrDotsman), what can I say? You have the best views from your house in all of ParachuteLand. We are all jealous! And what did you buy in the end? Haha.
  • Lea (@lea8ndrea), super peaceful surroundings. Bet that pudding cocktail was delicious. Thanks for sharing.
  • @GodRACE), TTR Admins are the best indeed. And the church complex looks huge! Thanks for sharing.
  • Gisele (@giseleferreira) - I imagine the song was about the dog. It was a nice tune. Thanks.
  • @GeneralChumong, you guys look rad in those colorful attires! And what were you having for lunch? Thank you for capturing a glimpse of your life for us.
  • Elena (@elenademou), we can hear you loud and clear despite the wind and music. Haha. And your kid is super cute. Get'im into crypto while he is young! A nice stack of 1UP and PAR to get his college funds going.
  • Borna (@CroPurger), Amen to that! Strawberries for PAR. Love it.
  • @Charlotte90, the Nature Church is beautiful. Wonderful pictures and great walkaround too. And thanks for sharing your ride video. Tuktuks are awesome.
  • Unique (@Ampog), dayum mate! This has to be one of the most well made videos in the whole series. Screenplay, background music, script, props. A full blown production piece. Great garden too.
  • Thiago (@Thiagodoming), adorable kid, awesome play area, and a great view. Thanks for sharing!
  • @thelonewolf112, the campus grounds look great. Best of Luck at University mate. Crush it!
  • @Smdvali, thanks for sharing the various views from around your city, snippets from your tea break and glimpses from your work. That Janmashtami pandal looked amazing.
  • Tito (@runingq), loved the music and the dancing guy at the start. Haha. Thanks for making the video.
  • Robert (@robertclaudiu), lovely office and a great piece of equipment you got there at work. Thanks for sharing.
  • Ric (@Riggi98), you sound like an epic movie narrator. Very Thomas Sanders like. Haha.
  • @PurpleLoverO8, so much green, so much awesomeness! Thanks for sharing with us.
  • Pika (@pika143), looks like a great place for a quick break. Thanks for capturing it on camera.
  • @PeaceLove89, make a ParJar for your wife too! Then she will know why you spend so much time here. Haha. And breathtaking views too mate. Thanks.
  • @Mamihonik, those kids are hilarious. Lol! And thanks for sharing views from around your house.
  • Jeff (@jehggiurd), great fun little video mate! And perfect background song. Thanks for the walkaround.
  • Kauan (@ChefiaMaster), thank you for the performance. Though many of us didn't understand the language, we loved the music.
  • @AlteregoPT, those have to be one of the best views of Lisbon. Thank you for sharing.
  • Rogel (@Akoysayo), thanks for sharing a glimpse of your home with us.
  • And finally, Harry (@harrrr12) dude! Though this wasn't for the contest, it has to be one of the most beautiful places shared so far. Thanks for this.
A million thanks to everyone who took part. As Cap says: "It's beyond inspiring to see how cryptocurrency lives with so many Parachuters from so many different backgrounds".
Snapshots from Victor's TTR Video submission for “Around the PAR World”. Beautiful!
Ric and Alexis setting #PARTravel Goals
The PayWithMoon (Moon) application is now part of the aXpire Blockchain Community as one of the companies in which aXpire has made an equity investment. Moon will have synergy with the upcoming PayBX product. Help create a greener world with the new Climate Bounties on MatchBX and earn some crypto for it. Win win! Victor’s weekly trivia at aXpire was a ton of fun. 10 questions. 1000 AXPR in total given out. Nice! This week’s aXpire burn saw 200k AXPR being sent to the genesis wallet. Damn! Hope you had a moment to participate in the aXpire + ThatMartiniGuy giveaway announced last week. 500 USD worth of BTC is up for grabs. CF made an awesome walkthrough video for the 2gether registration process. Check it out! 2gether got selected by The Juan Roig accelerator to be a part of the cohort. Woot! The BOMBX snapshot took place on the 1st of September. The XIO distribution will happen in the following weeks. Zach uploaded a video to explain how XIO will work in the BOMBX ecosystem and about the XIO portal. For 1000 XIO, what do you reckon the XIO Roadmap should be named? Let’em know here. And did you know that Etherscan now has a dedicated section for deflationary tokens? Good going BOMB for showing the way. 50+ startups have already applied for the XIO Incubator. Zachary invites in to chime in regarding the type of project that should go into the program. The latest Birdchain report details stats from the beta testing of SMS feature, CoinMarketCap listing etc. The three finalists of the Birdchain Art Contest was revealed in CEO Joao’s live stream which also covered other news from the project.
One of the three finalists of the Birdchain Art Contest. Courtesy: @TarantuloTV
Keep a track of Bounty0x news from their Republic page. The latest update is a summary of all events in August many of which have been covered by us already. The Switch token swap is now complete. The new token has been airdropped to ESH holders. Find all info about the new ESH token here. Fantom fans, if you want to see FTM listed on the Vietnamese BCNEX exchange, you can vote in their ongoing campaign. An upgrade to Fantom’s StakeDAG paper, the StairDAG was released which talks about a new consensus mechanism. For a quick recap of the month that was at Uptrennd, have a read of Jeff’s article. Jeff will also be interviewing OmiseGo CTO Robin Clart next week. So if you have questions about the OMG project, make sure to post it in reply to this tweet. Questions that make it to the interview will win USD 25 in 1UP tokens. Noice! One more public vote for an Uptrennd review went live this week. The platform is targeted to hit a few milestones this month. Go get’em! Opacity’s August update report was published this week as well. This update talks about growth metrics on the platform. Plus, there’s an ongoing giveaway for 2TB of storage space. Get on it!
Opacity Account Growth and Forecast
Catch up on the latest at District0x from the Weekly and Dev Report. The DANK faucet is now functional. Yay! Hydro Co-Founder Mike Kane was at the FiNext Conference this week to talk about Libra vs Hydrogen’s own Molecule. And if you are in Mexico, don’t forget to say Hi to the Hydro team who will be attending and presenting at the FINNOSUMMIT on the 13th. Hydrogen (along with TD Bank) won this year’s Tearsheet Award for Best Bank + FinTech Partnership. Hydro will host a webinar on the 19th on Open Banking. Click here to register. We had mentioned in a previous update that Hydrogen’s Atom solution was added to the Oracle Marketplace a while back. In latest news, the entire gamut of Hydro APIs now has the “Powered by Oracle” status. Sweet! This was also covered by Coindesk. HYDRO was the featured token on Publish0x back in April. Here’s some key figures from the campaign: 84k+ tips, ~640k HYDRO tipped out, 28k+ page views. Wow! Biz Dev Mark Anstead sat down with defiprime to talk about the platform for their blog post feature. Hydro Labs launched their Enterprise Solution initiative to build customised solutions for enterprise grade client. To get a recap of the latest developer and community news, click here and here respectively.
Stats from the HYDRO campaign on Publish0x
Silent Notary rebranded its blockchain brand from Chain-in-Law (CiL) to Integrated Distributed Ledgers (IDL) so as to better reflect its mission and vision. Check out the IDL website here. Silent Notary’s Ubikiri wallet entered into a partnership with CryptoTribunal to help with legal prosecution in cases of fraud in the blockchain industry. What will Ubikiri’s role be in this partnership you ask? Here’s an article to explain it. We have shared earlier that after the setback during STO, Blockport had to downsize its operations. The team shared an update this week after a while. They are exploring options to get the platform back on track. Best of Luck guys! The latest WandX development update also covers a 3 month roadmap. Sentivate Co-Founder Thomas DeMarchi appeared for an AMA with the Crypto Nation community. Sentivate did one of the biggest code pushes this week. Read all about it here. Sentivate Co-Founder Lew Knopp’s article on Arity (the project that built Sentivate) was published by The Daily Chain. Mycro’s MYO tokensale was officially closed this week. And with that, their bounty competition came to an end as well. The team continues to work on the Mycro Hunter app and is currently in the storyboarding phase.
During this phase of development, the Mycro team visualises navigation and process flow
We had shared in an earlier update about OST’s solution to create custom tokens. This week, the platform opened up UI components for developers to integrate crypto wallets in their apps. The Pepo app will soon be in closed beta. Let the team know if you would like early access or a private preview. now has a live ticker of the mainnet transactions on the OST chain. You can borrow on the Constant platform with SelfKey’s KEY token as a collateral. All borrowings before the 10th of this month will also get discounted rates. In this week’s data threat advisories, we learnt about rogue security software, trojan horse and pharming. If you missed the first part of the series, here’s a rundown. Following up on last week’s USAF deal news, Constellation got more coverage this week from Cointelegraph on an article that explores what the Pentagon is looking into vis-à-vis blockchains. Plus, a shoutout from Blockfolio is always special. CEO Benjamin Jorgensen and Biz Dev Benjamin Diggles were interviewed by BlockchainBrad (Brad Laurie) on all things Constellation. And to close for the week, Constellation announced a partnership with Moonrock Capital to "collaborate on education and marketing around $DAG".

And with that, we are all caught up. Whew! That was fun. See you again soon with another exciting update from Parachute + partners. Cheerio!
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Quest 1186: The Ethereum (WoW, human, paladin) World of Warcraft Quest Guide: Ethereum Secrets ID: 10971 ... Ethereum Data Quest ID 10384 Playthrough Netherstorm Ethereum Data (Данные Братства Эфириум) ETHEREUM PHASE BLADE  How Do I Get That? #4 - YouTube

The Ethereum • Accept the quest, The Ethereum, from Commander Ameer at coords 59.4, 32.2. (Protectorate Watch Post). • Travel southwest, into the Ethereum Staging Grounds. • Kill Captain Zovax, 2 Ethereum Researcher, 5 Ethereum Assassin, and 5 Ethereum Shocktrooper. • Travel to coords 56.8, 38.6, and click on the Ethereum Transponder Zeta. An Ethereum token on a keyboard. Image: Shutterstock. The transaction, made just hours ago, included a transfer of 0.55 Ethereum to an address provided by cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb, while 10,668 Ethereum was provided as a fee to the miners.The transaction was mined by SparkPool, one of the largest Ethereum mining pools in current operation. Elizabeth Denham spoke about data protection during a pandemic, in a speech delivered by video. ... More » Andrew M Oct 09, 2020 comments off. Cryptocurrency News. Ethereum Loses $350 Support as Ether Continues to Downside. Ethereum (ETH) price analysis. October 8, 2020. Ether is on a downward move because the biggest altcoin fails to rebound ... The Image of Commander Ameer at the Ethereum Staging Grounds - Ethereum Transponder Zeta - wants you to recover the Ethereum Data Cell. Description. Look around you, fleshling. Very close to this transponder should be an Ethereum data cell. Locate that data cell, open it, and retrieve the contents. Bring it back to this transponder at once! Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin quickly downplayed the risks associated with 51% attacks targeting ETH 2.0 stating that, unlike in proof-of-work, a malicious actor could attack once, but would be quickly ‘slashed’ or ‘soft-forked’ and lose control over the coins needed to maintain the attack.

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Subscribe Here : Add-on guide here : My Twitter : Share this video : ... Quest 1186: The Ethereum - Commander Ameer wants you to kill 5 Ethereum Assassins, 5 Ethereum Shocktroopers, 2 Ethereum Researchers and Captain Zovax then activate Ethereum Transponder Zeta. Upon ... Simple demonstration showing how to perform the above mentioned quest. Quest ID: 10971 Alternative Names in different Languages: English: Ethereum Secrets De... World Of Warcraft Quest Guide Ethereum Data Quest ID 10384 Playthrough Netherstorm This video is made by World of warcraft Guides and Gameplay Hope you enjoy remember to like and subscribe Check ... 1. ETHEREUM DATA • Accept the quest, ETHEREUM DATA, from the IMAGE OF COMMANDER AMEER (summon him first by clicking on the Ethereum Transponder Zeta) at coords 56.8, 38.6 (Ethereum Staging Grounds).