China Reveals 500+ Enterprise Blockchain Projects, Digital Currency/ San Francisco Blockchain Week…

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China Reveals 500+ Enterprise Blockchain Projects, Digital Currency/ San Francisco Blockchain Week / TimingYour Blockchain Move & Hires

October 31, 2019

This week we’ve got an extra special Halloween 🎃 and San Francisco Blockchain Week edition for you. Get ready! China took over the industry press cycle this week sharing that 500+ blockchain projects have been registered with the Chinese government since March AND news on the launch of their new Digital Currency. Mastercard goes into a new venture around food & blockchain. Samsung releases. Hyperledger Challenges Quorum for Enterprise Ethereum Crown. We see the AI and Blockchain debate continue. Square gets behind Bitcoin/BTC. Happy 11th Anniversary Bitcoin Whitepaper! The business side of blockchain saw a lot of news from a preview of LAOs, and timing your blockchain integration to the most important blockchain hires for an enterprise.

In the DApps landscape, we’ve got Samsung expanding its reach into DApps, TRON making waves, and insights on Staking, Sharding, DeFi, Distributed Systems, Bison Trails sheds light on running a Libra node, and we even found room to cram in plenty of research (Q3 2019 Blockchain Landscape) & books (on Digital Assets & Enterprise Blockchain) along with insights on venture capital (new funds!!), infrastructure, DApps, Bitcoin, Economics, Exchanges, and Stablecoins. For MORE and to keep you up to speed, here’s a snapshot of the top stories this week around the industry.

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📈 From Banking Giants to Tech Darlings, China Reveals Over 500 Enterprise Blockchain Projects

More than 500 blockchain projects have been registered with the Chinese government since March. The filings reveal some of the largest Chinese banks and tech companies working with the technology, and several government offices, including courts and tax bureaus, are testing blockchain platforms to execute administrative tasks. Also, President Xi Jinping called on his countrymen to seize opportunities in distributed ledger technology. China’s industry heavyweights were already leading hundreds of enterprise blockchain projects…read more

📈 President Xi Says China Should ‘Seize Opportunity’ to Adopt Blockchain

The president of the People’s Republic of China 🇨🇳, President Xi Jinping, issued a statement stating that the country should accelerate the development of blockchain technology as the core for innovation. The Communist Party leader also called for the creation of “Blockchain+,” a platform alluding to personal development such as education, employment, and food & medicinal safety, among other basic needs…read more

📖 There’s one tech giant doing crypto right: Square

Rather than propose a new digital currency as the savior of the financial system, Square has embraced what already exists: bitcoin (BTC). Over the last year, the company has hired a team to contribute to the original cryptocurrency through Square Crypto…read more

📈 How To Time Your Blockchain Move: Can You Surf A Wave Of Disruption? by Alison McCauley

According to Forbes Magazine, it has been questioned by enterprise executives who are investing in blockchain initiatives to share their perspective on “why now?” And the response came by Mary Lacity, Director of the Blockchain Center of Excellence for the University of Arkansas, stating that this technology is likely to play a role in shaping the way an industry behaves, and those that want to influence that future need to be involved now. Further Claus Jensen, Chief Digital Officer and Head of Technology at Memorial Sloan Cancer Center, also stated that Blockchain is an ecosystem-shaping technology. So if you are in early, you get to shape the ecosystem according to what you believe is right…read more

📈 The Most Important Blockchain Hire by Jake Stott

The CECO (Chief Ecosystem Officer) is the most important hire for Layer One blockchain projects. The future of your protocol relies on the success of your ecosystem, so in turn, you should really put your all into nurturing it. The CECO is the linchpin to help define and execute a strategy. It’s unlikely to be a one-person job and will require resources from tech, business development, research, and marketing; it will demand 24/7 quarterbacking…read more

💸 Exchanges Are Open Finance by Kyle Samani

Exchanges are naturally subject to network effects because traders want to trade on the most liquid venues. While there are some limits to the network effects of liquidity as arbitrageurs can bridge liquidity pools, the network effects are real (hence why so many upstart exchanges have failed to gain traction). As a result of the network effect of liquidity, capital aggregates on exchanges.…read more and more by Multicoin Capital

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♎ Libra is Dead, Long Live Libra by Ethan Pierse

While it is trendy to announce that Libra is dead, especially given that Visa, Mastercard, Stripe, Paypal and eBay decided to not officially join the Libra Association (yet), this is premature or at least short-sighted. There are currently 21 members of the Libra Association, of which Facebook only has 1% control and another 1% through its wallet, Calibra. Let’s start by not calling it Facebook Libra, please. (unless you want to call it Facebook Calibra Uber Lyft Andreessen Horowitz Iliad Vodafone Coinbase Spotify Thrive Capital Ribbit Capital Mercy Corps Union Square Ventures Women’s World Banking Kiva Booking Libra)…read more

📖 AI and Blockchain: Double the Hype or Double the Value?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Blockchain as a market are full of hype, with technology providers and customers claiming all sorts of capabilities that may or may not be possible. This article is trying to predict whether combining AI & blockchain double the hype or show twice the value combined…read more

📖 Mastercard Pivots To New Venture: Blockchain Food Visibility

Mastercard has announced that the company is venturing food systems and the supply chain market and has partnered with Envisble to bring blockchain as a powerful tool to track food supply chains…read more

More For Your Week:

🎃 Crypto Stories to Tell in the Dark by ShapeShift

📖 The LAO: An Early Sneak Peek by The LAO

💰 Stablecoin Adoption: DAI in a Visa Card, Tether Sees Use in E-Commerce

💰 MakerDAO will rebrand CDP in upcoming Multi-Collateral Dai release

🇨🇳 Xi Jinping’s Speech at the 18th Collective Study of the Chinese Political Bureau by Mable Jiang

📖 The American Dream: The Road to Financial Freedom by Alex Mashinsky & Celsius Network

📖 SyncFab Q3 2019 Product Update by SyncFab

📖 Hyperledger Challenges Quorum for Enterprise Ethereum Crown

📖 The Rise of Staking: From Theory to Building Large Infrastructure by Binance (Thank you to Biser Dimitrov for sharing)

Venture News For Your Week:

📖 Mutability in Crypto & Recent Moves by the SEC by Andreessen Horowitz

📖 Fire Before Growth: The Likely Fate Of Ethereum Killers by Placeholder

💸 Report: Chinese Guangzhou Gov’t Unveils $140M Blockchain Subsidy Fund

💸 Polychain, Web3 to Back Polkadot Projects With New Ecosystem Fund

💸 Korean Government to Back Blockchain Startups With $9 Million Fund in 2020

💸 Helping Those Creating the Crypto Future by CoinList

📖 Current Market Overview of Digital Assets by David Nage

DApps (Decentralized Apps) Watch

📖 Samsung Adds Support for Tron Network to Blockchain Dapp Store

South Korean technology Company Samsung announced a new partnership with the crypto company Tron to integrate into the software development kit (SDK) of the Samsung Blockchain Keystore, which will help users to manage private keys. Tron has its cryptocurrency, dubbed TRX, which had a market cap of around $1.4 billion…read more

📖 Sharding in Distributed Systems by Zak Cole

While the concept of sharding as a scaling solution has been a hot topic in the Ethereum community for a while now, it’s important to understand that this sort of database architecture isn’t specific to blockchain technology. Computer nerds haven’t shut up about this pattern for quite some time as a method of improving performance, increasing availability, and ensuring the redundancy of data. In this article, we’re going to provide a high-level overview for sharding as a database architecture within distributed systems to help understand how it can be applied to build more performant blockchains in the future…read more

📖 Opera’s 350 Million Users Can Now Access TRX and TRON DApps

TRON’s support now counts as the third cryptocurrency network to be incorporated into the Opera browser after Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH), giving users more options for online transactions. The support for TRON’s network grant Opera’s users accesses to TRON DApps, listed on Opera’s DApps Store, which increases the global access to decentralized applications, including gaming, gambling, and trading apps that are not found on the iOS App Store or Google Play Store…read more

♎ A Guide To Running Libra Validators

As a member of the Libra Association, Bison Trails has gained in-depth experience running the first non-Calibra validator node on the Libra testnet network. In this post we detail our learnings from that exercise and offer our recommendations for other validator node operators on how to optimize node performance…read more

📖 Developers and Users Get More out of Blockchain with Samsung Blockchain Platform SDK

The Samsung Blockchain Platform SDK will be announced at SDC19 and is a comprehensive solution that tackles two of the biggest obstacles in expanding the DApp ecosystem: security and the complexity of building a mobile-compatible DApp. The Samsung Blockchain Platform SDK is a big step forward for both developers and users in the blockchain community. Developers will find it easier to integrate blockchain into their software while the expanding ecosystem of DApps will allow users to transact with blockchain easily in their most commonly used applications no matter where they are…read more

📖 Agoric and the Decades-Long Quest for Secure Smart Contracts: Epicenter Interview with Mark S. Miller by Bana Hatzey

We were joined by Mark S. Miller, Chief Scientist at Agoric. Mark is a computer scientist who has done groundbreaking work on many topics relevant to blockchain and smart contracts going back decades. We discussed his visionary 1988 Agoric papers, which explored how markets could be applied to the world of software. We also covered how his view of smart contracts, which focused on secure bilateral agreements, complements and converges with blockchain. Finally, we covered his new company Agoric and their conceptualization of higher-order smart contracts…read more

📺 Tune In:

This week, I’m tuning into Nisa Amolis’s Digital Asset Report & so should you!

Halloween bonus video with Linda Xie of Scalar Capital, Nadav Hollander (CEO & Co-founder of Dharma), Antonio Juliano (Founder of dYdX), Robert Leshner (Founder of Compound), discussing decentralized finance (DeFi) at the Scalar Capital Summit this October 2019.

🥳 11 Years Ago Today Satoshi Nakamoto Published the Bitcoin White Paper

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