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Female Hip-Hop Drop Watch: May 26th

2023.05.26 06:04 Saugalyfe905 Female Hip-Hop Drop Watch: May 26th

Albums/EP's/Mixtapes:
Summer Walker - CLEAR 2: Soft Life EP
Connie Diiamond - Underdog Szn
Rosalie. (🇩🇪) - Motherlode
thuy - girls like me
Monaleo - Where The Flowers Don't Die
Cuban Doll - All or Nothing
Kari Faux - REAL BI**HES DON'T DIE
Vanessa Tha Finessa - CURRENT
Nilla Allin - Thandeka

Singles:
Awkwafina, Daveed Diggs, Disney - The Scuttlebutt
TSADE - Dance with Me
Poohgang - sneaky link
Swizz Beatz - "Take 'Em Out" feat. Jadakiss, Benny The Butcher & Scar Lip
lil keyu - "Blueprint"
LaChat x Derez De’Shon- Letter2Lola(GangstaBoo)
Qveen Herby - Barbie Girl
Kiki Rowe - Issues
Simone Kelly - Hit It Off
GloRilla - Lick Or Sum
Stormi Baby - Introduction (WhoRunItNYC Performance)
Connie Diiamond - What They Do
Aiza - Majimbo
Ms.Toi feat. Mr. Tan - High Up
Rainy Angel - Freak on a Leash REMIX
Kali - Area Codes feat. Mello Buckzz (773 Remix)
Ktlyn - FLOW STATE
Diamond Dondada - WAKE UP CALL
Scar Lip - This is Cali ft Snoop Dogg
Ash Olsen - Someone Else (Acoustic video)
Kodie Shane - OFF THE RECORD
Victoria Monét - Party Girls (Rehearsal Video) ft. Buju Banton
Nattali Rize - This World with Kabaka Pyramid
Victoria Monét - Party Girls (Michaël Brun Dancehall Remix (Audio)) ft. Buju Banton
7xvethegenius, DJ Green Lantern “Brainstorming” ft. Conway The Machine
The BLK LT$ - "LAST ONE"
Lisa Hyper Ft Dutchess - Ghetto Man Remix
Ammaarah - StoneCold Marmix
Taylor Swift ft. Ice Spice - Karma
Shani Boni - What To Do With Me
Yolo Ru · Renni Rucci - Mm Mmm 2
Bonni Drip Pillow Talk
Big Boss Vette - Ion Need
Balla Bellee Tonight
Brooklyn Queen - “Trust” Freestyle
Shyla Gray - Waiting For You
Shari Banks - All Ties Official Video
KAY GLIZZY - NO FEELINGS
Gloss Up - Put It On The Floor (Remix)
Keke Palmer - Love Like This
Solange - Perfect Match
Diddy, City Girls, Fabolous - Act Bad
Sexyy Red, Tay Keith, & Nicki Minaj - Pound Town 2
Kidd Lee - Pain Gone
Queen Key - Hell Woods
Monaleo - Wig Splitter
K Goddess - Counting Profit (Topic Of Conversation)
Chanel West Coast - Lit For Days
Young Devyn x TaTa - Go Kuu
Killa Kiesha - Drug Love
Bri Trilla - Anyway Freestyle
Krystall Poppin - FENDI
Breezy BRG - What The F*ck Is Up
Ka Lia Universe - one last fucc
BIGKLIT - NO EMO
Ladii Rose - "Im Dat B
Ladii Rose - "No Hook" Freestyle
BuggoutB - Second Freestyle
Nanu - Coco
JadoeFromTheTrap - Princess Diana Freestyle'
Trap Daughter - “Miami Heat”
Rocky - 2 Million Up (Freestyle)
Blaatina - Not The Same
Savannah Dexter - Reason
Chi Majezty X Qveen Lo' - Outta My Feelings
LaConda Davies - Keep Your Faith
Phe Phe - Next B
Brooklyn Queen - “Put It On The Floor”
Poison Ivi - J.A.B.
Nilla Allin - Voetsek
LALovetheboss - Lollipop Freestyle
Njomza - Love Again
Queen Ladi Gangsta - Winner
The Buggout B - "On The Radar" Freestyle (Part 2)
MIAH KENZO X ROCKO BALLIN - BOTTOM LINE
Big Mali - "Outside"
Victoria Kimani - HOW I DO
YOUNG MELODY - GANGSTA
Lisa Yaro - SAVAGE
Erica Banks - Aint Got Time
Nessa Preppy, Alison Hinds & DJ Spider - Who Ready
RUBI G - Get Crazy
KAROL G - AMARGURA
Taylor Swift ft. Ice Spice - Karma
Lani Love x JoJo Redd - "PRETTY & PAID
BABYMONSTER - DANCE PERFORMANCE VIDEO (Jenny from the Block)
Ashnikko - Possession of a Weapon
Fantana - Your Man (FREESTYLE VIDEO)
Big Mali - OUTSIDE
Ashley Sorrell - Jiffy
Comment on what songs I missed and I will add them
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2023.05.23 21:24 i8mygoldfish Possible Fantastic Sunset incoming.

Possible Fantastic Sunset incoming.
Think about the pictures you take of it. Can you potentially obstruct the image more with wires, buildings, cars, road signs, people, trees, bushes, highway signs, telephone poles, mass transit etc?
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2023.05.22 22:38 fluxistrad What would the NJ Version of the RHONY Reboot Look Like?

RHONY's exciting reboot casting has me excited for a lot of reasons, mostly because my other two core teams are Atlanta and NJ, and those storylines all feel so tired and forced.
It got me thinking that it might be fun to think about what a NJ version of RHONY's cast refresh would look like. Andy has emphasized the new NY casting approach as being "all about the city" which is hard for NJ to pull off, but there's certainly lots to explore about NJ outside of Everyone Who Knows Me Knows I'm Italian and Family is the Most Important Thing.
For me, it seems like RHONY tried to think about the following when re-casting:
Please add more bullets, but I'm mostly collecting those thoughts so I can think about what a similar formula might look like for NJ. I don't care if Teresa or Melissa etc. get spinoffs or vacation series', I would just like to see a fresh start to a once-beloved franchise in NJ. :)
SO. Here's my initial thoughts. I'm thinking about 'categories' and think that politics, PR, activism, and influence could be an interesting angle for NJ, but so could something less expected, like vacations and travel, restaurants, food and wine, real estate.
Some ideas (note that I'm not suggesting this mix is a cast, more like some vibes to jam on):
Here's something I discovered while on this admittedly strange mission: young people, especially women, are leaving NJ for other states to start their businesses, and whether I'm looking for on-the-rise chefs, CEOs, fashionistas, or social influencers, it was hard to find women that had enough of a foundation to match the formula I gave myself. Looking for someone on an edgier level but with something real she's really driving was tough. Lots of amazing women FROM NJ, but harder to find someone under the radar but badass.
So what if we get a little more 'mainstream' on the search?
I'm sure there's lots of other fun and interesting options! What do you think?
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2023.05.22 07:29 ruKawin Bitcoin Pizza Monday, 22nd May 2023

Bitcoin Pizza Monday, 22nd May 2023
This edition of The Weekly Spin is also published on-chain via Mirror.xyz and can be collected at: https://mirror.xyz/rukawin.eth/DGHxWF5ezz5AZif8lpE6ifZKGpEfeELxz9_lRXTYWls

The Weekly Spin. Third Edition. Happy Bitcoin Pizza Day! It was only 13 years ago today, when some guy (Laszlo Hanyecz, who gets flashback trauma every year from degens and crypto n00bs all over the world) purchased (literally, scammed) two Papa John’s pizzas for 10k BTC – marking the first “real world” transaction completed with cryptocurrency. Actually, this has been proven to be untrue – as a user named Sabunir posted on the BitcoinTalk Forum that he was willing to sell a desktop wallpaper for 500 BTC (approximately $1 in 2010). This predates the pizza transaction to Jan. 24, 2010, and actually it was a JPEG that was purchased (ironic, isn’t it?). And I wonder why they don’t call it Two-pizzas day.
Anyhoo, the custom for this industry-wide annual celebration is to calculate today’s current value of those two pizzas: 10,000BTC currently equals $266,630,600.00 = $133,315,300 dollars per pie. Let’s take it a step further and assume it was a typical large pizza, which would break down to just a little over $16 million a slice. Alas, the scammer got scammed.
Contrary to celebrations, it’s been 13 years – and what do we, as an industry, have to show for it? We’re arguing about whether apes should be allowed to be inscribed onto the original blockchain, we’re finally getting some regulatory clarity around the world outside of the US, who’s banking system collapse and national debt ceiling has set the scene for crazies like the honorable Gary Gensler to go around suing everyone with his endless war chest, political strife in almost every corner of the world, and everyone up in arms about every issue that involves the baby boomer generation, who is still diving head-first to beat the 1.5C global climate temperature increase limit. This technology is supposed to be able to solve the greatest problems facing humanity, but we’re too busy buying phallic frog coins and pulling rugs to actually make a difference. Do you think the AI sector, which has matured to an escape-velocity innovation rate, would take this long to make a globally changing impact? I don’t think so. But instead, here is our round-up of curated news and opinions (surely biased) from the world of Blockchain, keeping you informed into the market news with the most trending, in-the-know, and controversial topics. In the name of transparent, dissemination of information to keep you curious, inspired, and clinically sane…
Ongoings at Coinweb
Coinweb is now Live on Zealy! Join our community of Questooors on the Zealy (formerly Crew3) platform to earn XP and special privileges – including an opportunity to participate in our Alpha Wallet Tester Program! https://zealy.io/c/coinweb/questboard
The Coinweb Monthly Spin - Seventh Edition: Coinweb Project's Monthly Round-Up and Curated News & Events From The Bleeding Edge of All Things Web3 https://coinweb.beehiiv.com/p/coinweb-monthly-spin-sixth-edition?_gl=1*1lv6vvu*_ga*NjEwNTkwMjc0LjE2NzU3NTc5NjQ.*_ga_E6Y4WLQ2EC*MTY4MDQ5NDg4Mi4yMy4xLjE2ODA0OTU1ODcuMzguMC4w
Implementing Gas Fee Abstraction on Coinweb https://medium.com/@Coinweb.io/implementing-gas-fee-abstraction-on-coinweb-c6843ec6613b
Coinweb’s Monthly Event Marks 1 Year Anniversary of Organising “The Best Events in the Crypto Space” feat. KuCoin Labs, Elevate Ventures, and Gangster All-stars https://coinweb.io/events/an-evening-with-the-bangkok-community/?utm_source=coinweb.beehiiv.com&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=the-coinweb-monthly-spin-seventh-edition
Coinweb Completes Integration of 4 New Blockchains Delivering Along its Roadmap for Cross-Chain Interoperability https://finance.yahoo.com/news/coinweb-completes-integration-4-blockchains-154031366.html?guccounter=1
Coinweb Prioritises Community Trust with Transparent Reserve Allocation https://medium.com/@Coinweb.io/coinweb-prioritises-community-trust-with-transparent-reserve-allocation-ce14063b6fa9
CWEB Token Usage and Utility https://medium.com/@Coinweb.io/cweb-token-usage-913307f8f441
Coinweb has Closed $2 Million Fundraising Round from SAVA Investment Management https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/23/04/a31637718/coinweb-has-closed-2-million-fundraising-round-from-sava-investment-management
Coinweb Labs is proud to unveil LinkMint 📷📷, our groundbreaking Cross-Chain Tokenisation Platform and DeconX, our integrated native DEX! Live Walkthrough Demonstration for the Community by Toby, Knut, and Alexander. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSKA3cAB15U
Toby’s full presentation at Token2049-London https://youtu.be/pdtKx3vAs9c

On the Radar
REDeFiNE Tomorrow, May 25-26 (Bangkok, Virtual) ETHDublin, May 26-28 (Dublin) Israel Crypto Conference, May 29-30 (Tel Aviv)
Interoperability vs. Security Coinweb Event, Jun 1 (Bangkok) Non Fungible Conference, Jun 7-9 (Lisbon) AIBC Asia, Jul 19-22 (Manila)
TOKEN2049, Sep 13-14 (Singapore)
Blockchain Events curated by CryptoNomad https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KtyFTb_W282bQ1xoVA5rlTwTDz3QfhswWIVpXhpbQIc/edit

On the Block(chain)
Post-Mortem Report: Ethereum Mainnet Finality (05/11/2023) https://offchain.medium.com/post-mortem-report-ethereum-mainnet-finality-05-11-2023-95e271dfd8b2
Mad Maxis: The Mematic Rise of BRC-20 tokens https://medium.com/coinmonks/mad-maxis-the-mematic-rise-of-brc-20-tokens-9eba633a1572
Public testnet proof of concept and what is next https://medium.com/@ordinexio/public-testnet-proof-of-concept-and-what-is-next-2024dfcb9b86
ChatGPT hitting App Store might be game-changing for AI cryptos https://crypto.news/chatgpt-hitting-app-store-might-be-game-changing-for-ai-cryptos/
Ethereum non-zero addresses hit new all-time high https://crypto.news/ethereum-non-zero-addresses-hit-new-all-time-high/
Tornado Cash attacker creates proposal that could restore governance https://cryptoslate.com/tornado-cash-attacker-creates-proposal-that-could-restore-governance/
Long-term holder supply hits an all-time high https://cryptoslate.com/insights/long-term-holder-supply-hits-an-all-time-high/
Bitcoin difficulty hits record high as hash rate surges to 350 TH/s https://cryptoslate.com/insights/bitcoin-difficulty-hits-record-high-as-hash-rate-surges-to-350-th-s/
Mass exodus of Bitcoin: 2.3M BTC leaves exchanges as balance plummets below 12% https://cryptoslate.com/insights/bitcoin-exchange-balance-falls-below-12/
Law firm threatens class action suit against disastrous $PSYOP memecoin https://cryptoslate.com/law-firm-threatens-class-action-suit-against-disastrous-psyop-memecoin/

Competitive Landscape
Ripple launches CBDC and stablecoin issuance platform https://crypto.news/ripple-launches-cbdc-and-stablecoin-issuance-platform/
Tether’s Bitcoin bet puts it in competition with MicroStrategy, has potential to cause market volatility https://cryptoslate.com/market-reports/tethers-bitcoin-bet/
Introducing $GALA(v2): A New Era for the Gala Games Ecosystem https://blog.gala.games/introducing-gala-v2-a-new-era-for-the-gala-games-ecosystem-e1ca2e09608b
BitDAO-Mantle merger creates $2.5B DAO-led web3 ecosystem https://cryptoslate.com/bitdao-mantle-merger-creates-2-5b-dao-led-web3-ecosystem/
Here’s Why You Must Keep Your Eye on This zkSync Platform https://scottdebevic.medium.com/heres-why-you-must-keep-your-eye-on-this-zksync-platform-e85c9fd8cfa4
In Battle Over A.I., Meta Decides to Give Away Its Crown Jewels https://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/18/technology/ai-meta-open-source.html?campaign_id=7&emc=edit_mbae_20230519&instance_id=92900&nl=morning-briefing%3A-asia-pacific-edition®i_id=197842597&segment_id=133301&te=1&user_id=5b69ed62e370cf52e97c501e1ecb47b3
Worldcoin faces privacy concerns as iris scan black market emerges for biometric verification https://cryptoslate.com/worldcoin-biometric-verification-faces-privacy-concerns-as-black-market-for-iris-scans-emerges/
Cardano’s Hoskinson calls Ethereum Classic ‘scam’ after Ergo’s exclusion from Proof-of-Work Summit https://cryptoslate.com/cardanos-hoskinson-calls-ethereum-classic-scam-after-ergos-exclusion-from-proof-of-work-summit/

US. Coordinated Regulation Failures
Biden opposes agreement that could protect “tax cheats and crypto traders” https://cryptoslate.com/biden-opposes-agreement-that-could-protect-tax-cheats-and-crypto-traders/
Market volatility spikes after Powell hints Fed could slow rate hikes amid banking stress https://cryptoslate.com/market-volatility-spikes-after-powell-hints-fed-could-slow-rate-hikes-amid-banking-stress/
Treasury sanctions Huriya CEO’s Tether address over Russia connections https://cryptoslate.com/treasury-sanctions-huriya-ceos-tether-address-over-russian-connections/
MetaMask firm counters FUD, says it doesn’t collect taxes from wallet users https://cryptoslate.com/metamask-firm-counters-fud-says-it-doesnt-collect-taxes-from-wallet-users/

World
Everything you need to know on UK regulating crypto as gambling https://cryptoslate.com/everything-you-need-to-know-on-uk-regulating-crypto-as-gambling/
Blockchain Technology and Its Impact on the Voluntary Carbon Market https://medium.com/perlin-network/blockchain-technology-and-its-impact-on-the-voluntary-carbon-market-2d4ac554db54
As the U.S. Attends the G7, China Hosts a Summit of Its Own https://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/18/world/asia/china-central-asia-g7.html?campaign_id=7&emc=edit_mbae_20230519&instance_id=92900&nl=morning-briefing%3A-asia-pacific-edition®i_id=197842597&segment_id=133301&te=1&user_id=5b69ed62e370cf52e97c501e1ecb47b3
Cyclone Aid Stalled in Myanmar: ‘I Just Hope We Get Help Before We Die’ https://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/18/world/asia/myanmar-cyclone-mocha.html?campaign_id=7&emc=edit_mbae_20230519&instance_id=92900&nl=morning-briefing%3A-asia-pacific-edition®i_id=197842597&segment_id=133301&te=1&user_id=5b69ed62e370cf52e97c501e1ecb47b3
Economic Equilibriums and Disruptions: MacroSlate Weekly https://cryptoslate.com/economic-equilibriums-and-disruptions-macroslate-weekly/
Tether-KriptonMarket partnership allows small Argentinian businesses to accept USDT https://cryptoslate.com/tethers-new-partnership-will-allow-small-argentinian-businesses-to-accept-usdt/

Thought Leadership
A Note About Trading Crypto Better https://medium.com/crypto-24-7/a-note-about-trading-crypto-better-a4e34e822c9
The Bitcoin Wealth Pyramid — How Much Money Do You Need to Join the Elite? https://medium.datadriveninvestor.com/the-bitcoin-wealth-pyramid-how-much-money-do-you-need-to-join-the-elite-59902c918245
Decentralized, you say? Unsolved problems of web3, dapps and p2p https://medium.com/@jankammerath/decentralized-you-say-unsolved-problems-of-web3-dapps-and-p2p-49fdbed7a37d
Advanced Web3 Tokenomics Design — Part 1: Revenue Streams https://cryptorookies.medium.com/advanced-web3-tokenomics-design-part-1-revenue-streams-777066c2c0ee

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2023.05.21 07:45 adelb26 Any Point to Timing A Buy?

Hi, After debating on getting a Model 3 vs Model Y, I have finally landed on the Y. Does anyone have an opinion on if I should wait for the 2024 refresh? I can put off buying a car for a few months and also they may reup the NJ Charge Up program in July. My main reason for wanting to wait is because of the possibility that the next model will once again have USS or radar. The only downside I see to waiting is a potential price increase.
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2023.05.18 15:55 tour-de-francois Montreal Comic Arts Festival May 26-28, 2023

Montreal Comic Arts Festival May 26-28, 2023

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The Festival BD de Montréal Montréal Comic Arts Festival is coming up in one week! I may be biased*, but I think that the Festival is one of the top events in the world of comics, a huge, FREE event that takes over over a mile of Saint Denis Street, creating a pedestrian-friendly street fair with a vibrant and unique atmosphere... You've never been to a Comics Festival like this one.
Over 80K people came thru the 2022 Montréal Comic Arts Festival!
Officially bilingual, this event should definitely be on the radar of anglophone comics readers… Think of it as a North American Angoulême, but maybe even better! Some of the many excelent publishers present include Drawn & Quarterly, Oni Press, Pow Pow Press, Floating World Comics, Uncivilized Books, Conundrum Press, and so many more. Guests this year include Gabriel Ba and Fábio Moon, Nick Drnaso, Aisha Franz, Sarah Anderson, Sourya, Manuele Fior, Dorothée de Monfreid, and so many more!
If any of you are in the area, this Festival is a great excuse to make a weekend trip to Montréal (which is a wonderful city overall). If you come out to the show and you see me (François Vigneault) around, please say "howdy!" I'd love to meet more folks from this sub in person. If not this year, then keep MCAF in mind for May of 2024... And if you are a creator or publisher it should definitely be on your list of potential events to table at, too... I think that Montréal has already eclipsed TCAF in many ways, to be honest.
*I'm not officially involved with the Festival, but I do some consulting with them on things like programming, special guest invitations, translations, etc.
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2023.05.17 14:16 Fugaazzi HPQ Fumed Silica Reactor Project Reaches First Key Milestone

MONTREAL, May 17, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HPQ Silicon Inc. (“HPQ” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: HPQ) (OTCQX: HPQFF) (FRA: O08), a technology company engaged in green engineering processes for producing silica and silicon material, is pleased to provide shareholders with an update on the progress of the Fumed Silica Reactor Pilot Plant ("Pilot Plant”) project being developed by its 100% owned subsidiary, HPQ Silica Polvere Inc. (“HPQ Polvere”). See below a list of Fumed Silica market applications.
The Pilot Plant project being developed in partnership with technology provider PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (TSX: PYR) (NASDAQ: PYR) (FRA: 8PY) (“Pyrogenesis”) has reached its first key milestone of completing engineering tasks related to the design and fabrication of the Pilot Plant.
“We have achieved more than just completing the first significant milestone of this project,” said Mr. Bernard Tourillon, President and CEO of HPQ Silicon Inc. “This milestone demonstrates great advancements with this project although it’s been flying under the radar compared to our Gen3 QRR pilot plant project.”
With this milestone finalized, the project is moving onward towards completing the following two (2) remaining phases:
  1. Completing the fabrication, assembly, and installation of the Pilot plant,
    1. Milestone tentatively scheduled to be finished end of Q3 2023.
  2. Pre-commissioning, commissioning, start-up, testing and process optimization,
    1. Tentatively scheduled to start in Q4 2023 and run until end of Q2 2024
Between Q3 2022 and Q1 2023, a series of twelve (12) of lab scale tests were completed. These tests are important as they provide useful information to:
  1. Identify the production parameters which optimize the process and fumed silica quality at a small scale and,
  2. Evaluate the properties of the Fumed Silica powders produced at lab scale and compare them with commercial grade material.
The lab test tests showed promising results by successfully demonstrating a capacity to produce Hydrophilic Fumed Silica comparable to commercial-grade materials.
📷 Image 1) TEM images of fumed silica nanoparticles, (a) HPQ Silica Polvere, (b) commercially available material
A set of five tests, which could produce sample material for clients, are set to be completed by the end of May 2023.
With these final five (5) lab scale tests fast approaching, our confidence that we will be able to produce commercial material with the pilot plant grows as the team continues to focus on getting the pilot plant ready to start producing goods; we are about to enter the home stretch of this program and start the pilot plant,” added Mr. Tourillon.
About Fumed Silica.
Fumed silica (Pyrogenic Silica) is a microscopic white powder with high surface area and low bulk density. Its commercial applications encompass various industries including personal care, pharmaceuticals, agriculture (food & feed), adhesives, sealants, construction, batteries and automotive to name a few. According to MarketsandMarkets 2017 "fumed silica market – global forecast to 2022”, demand for fumed silica is growing at 6% CAGR, with an estimated global addressable of US $ 2.2 billion by 2022.
About PyroGenesis Canada Inc.
PyroGenesis Canada Inc., a high-tech company, is a leader in the design, development, manufacture and commercialization of advanced plasma processes and sustainable solutions which reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) and are economically attractive alternatives to conventional “dirty” processes. PyroGenesis has created proprietary, patented, and advanced plasma technologies that are being vetted and adopted by multiple multibillion dollar industry leaders in three massive markets: iron ore pelletization, aluminum, waste management, and additive manufacturing. With a team of experienced engineers, scientists and technicians working out of its Montreal office, and its 3,800 m2 and 2,940 m2 R&D and manufacturing facilities, PyroGenesis maintains its competitive advantage by remaining at the forefront of technology development and commercialization. The operations are ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D certified, having been ISO certified since 1997. For more information, please visit: www.pyrogenesis.com
About HPQ Silicon
HPQ Silicon Inc. (TSX-V: HPQ) is a Quebec-based TSX Venture Exchange Tier 1 Industrial Issuer.
HPQ is developing, with the support of world-class technology partners PyroGenesis Canada Inc.(TSX: PYR) (NASDAQ: PYR) and NOVACIUM SAS, new green processes crucial to make the critical materials needed to reach net zero emissions.
HPQ activities are centred around the following five (5) pillars:
1) Becoming a green low-cost (Capex and Opex) producer of High Purity Silicon (2N+ to 4N) using our proprietary PUREVAPTM “Quartz Reduction Reactors” (QRR) being developed by PyroGenesis.
2) Becoming North America’s first producer of micron size High Purity Silicon (3N & 4N) powders with the assistance of NOVACIUM SAS.
3) Working to become the first producer of nano silicon materials from High Purity Silicon chunks using our proprietary PUREVAPTM Nano Silicon Reactor (NSiR) being developed by PyroGenesis.
4) Becoming a green low-cost (Capex and Opex) producer of Fumed Silica using our proprietary FUMED SILICA REACTOR being developed by PyroGenesis.
5) Developing a small and compact process for the on-demand production of hydrogen via hydrolysis of Silicon and other materials.
For more information, please visit HPQ Silicon web site.
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2023.05.15 13:27 ruKawin Monday, 15th May 2023

Monday, 15th May 2023
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The Weekly Spin. Second Edition. Questooors unite! Coinweb is proud to announce the launch of our Crew3/Zealy questboard, a fun and educational learn and earn platform – where we invite all of our community members to participate in order to receive XP and contribute to the growth and development of our project. The Zealy quest track not only ensures the best synchronization with our project communications, it is also the primary way to gain early access to the Coinweb Wallet (Alpha Tester Program) and may be used in consideration of any future retroactive airdrop campaigns! Community members who apply for and are selected to participate in the Alpha Tester Program will also gain exclusive access to our private Discord Channel, which grants new community roles beyond what we’re able to do via Telegram; and is a precursor to the planned future launches of our Guild.xyz page and Galxe.com communities. It’s Alpha on Alpha season, and we’re super excited to activate more channels to remain high-touch with our community as we grow – together.
Last week, we saw Bitcoin drop to 2-month lows amidst a small rally on the back of the CPI inflation print; as the US banking crisis continues to unfold, the national debt ceiling gets tickled and problems between the SEC and Congress, politicization of issues continue to poison the regulatory landscape of the world’s biggest economy. We are witnessing the exit of well-established crypto players en masse, the latest of which include Bittrex, Gemini, and the divestiture of Binance.US. Coinbase’s Brian Armstrong has been running around the world taking selfies with EU and Middle-eastern political leaders, sending a nice message to the incumbents in power. Outside of the US, the UK has roughly followed the same trajectory in raising interest rates, the EU’s MiCA continues to lead the way; France continues to riot, Erdogan getting chased out of office, and Pakistan’s former PM got thrown in the can and bailed out (similar to HRH Do Kwon, who was let out on bail at 400,000 EUR).
Most interestingly last week, significant events happened on both the Bitcoin and Ethereum networks – Ethereum failed to finalize blocks for two time periods within 24 hours, which devs are still investigating the cause for; and Bitcoin experienced a flood of transactions on the back of Elon Musk’s tweet of the Milady Ordinal, causing the mempool to skyrocket to 600k transactions and transaction fees to spike to over $20. The community is divided between whether Inscriptions are an net benefit for the king of blockchains (as it adds additional utility) or whether such transactions are more disruptive to the blockchain, departing from its original use case. Further controversy has risen since the rumor that BSV developers were behind the spike in usage, as users who ran into problems logically migrated to using Bitcoin Cash or Bitcoin SV… here is our round-up of curated news and opinions (surely biased) from the world of Blockchain, keeping you informed into the market news with the most trending, in-the-know, and controversial topics. In the name of transparent, dissemination of information to keep you curious, inspired, and clinically sane…
Ongoings at Coinweb
Coinweb is now Live on Zealy! Join our community of Questooors on the Zealy (formerly Crew3) platform to earn XP and special privileges – including an opportunity to participate in our Alpha Wallet Tester Program! https://zealy.io/c/coinweb/questboard
The Coinweb Monthly Spin - Seventh Edition: Coinweb Project's Monthly Round-Up and Curated News & Events From The Bleeding Edge of All Things Web3 https://coinweb.beehiiv.com/p/coinweb-monthly-spin-sixth-edition?_gl=1*1lv6vvu*_ga*NjEwNTkwMjc0LjE2NzU3NTc5NjQ.*_ga_E6Y4WLQ2EC*MTY4MDQ5NDg4Mi4yMy4xLjE2ODA0OTU1ODcuMzguMC4w
Implementing Gas Fee Abstraction on Coinweb https://medium.com/@Coinweb.io/implementing-gas-fee-abstraction-on-coinweb-c6843ec6613b
Coinweb’s Monthly Event Marks 1 Year Anniversary of Organising “The Best Events in the Crypto Space” feat. KuCoin Labs, Elevate Ventures, and Gangster All-stars https://coinweb.io/events/an-evening-with-the-bangkok-community/?utm_source=coinweb.beehiiv.com&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=the-coinweb-monthly-spin-seventh-edition
Coinweb Completes Integration of 4 New Blockchains Delivering Along its Roadmap for Cross-Chain Interoperability https://finance.yahoo.com/news/coinweb-completes-integration-4-blockchains-154031366.html?guccounter=1
Coinweb Prioritises Community Trust with Transparent Reserve Allocation https://medium.com/@Coinweb.io/coinweb-prioritises-community-trust-with-transparent-reserve-allocation-ce14063b6fa9
CWEB Token Usage and Utility https://medium.com/@Coinweb.io/cweb-token-usage-913307f8f441
Coinweb has Closed $2 Million Fundraising Round from SAVA Investment Management https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/23/04/a31637718/coinweb-has-closed-2-million-fundraising-round-from-sava-investment-management
Coinweb Labs is proud to unveil LinkMint 📷📷, our groundbreaking Cross-Chain Tokenisation Platform and DeconX, our integrated native DEX! Live Walkthrough Demonstration for the Community by Toby, Knut, and Alexander. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSKA3cAB15U
Toby’s full presentation at Token2049-London https://youtu.be/pdtKx3vAs9c

On the Radar
Bitcoin Miami Conference, May 18-20 (Miami) FED Chair Powell Speech, May 19 (Washington DC) The Web3 Conference, May 19 (Amsterdam) REDeFiNE Tomorrow, May 25-26 (Virtual) ETHDublin, May 26-28 (Dublin) Israel Crypto Conference, May 29-30 (Tel Aviv)
Non Fungible Conference, Jun 7-9 (Lisbon)
AIBC Asia, Jul 19-22 (Manila)
TOKEN2049, Sep 13-14 (Singapore)
Blockchain Events curated by CryptoNomad https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KtyFTb_W282bQ1xoVA5rlTwTDz3QfhswWIVpXhpbQIc/edit

On the Block(chain)
Among Bitcoin Developers, Debate Is Raging Over Whether to Censor Ordinals BRC-20s https://www.coindesk.com/tech/2023/05/12/among-bitcoin-developers-debate-is-raging-over-whether-to-censor-ordinals-brc-20s/
Ordinals, BRC-20 drive financial boon for Bitcoin miners https://cryptoslate.com/research-ordinals-brc-20-drive-financial-boon-for-bitcoin-miners/
Bitcoin drops to $26K as the result of Binance whales selloff https://cryptoslate.com/insights/bitcoin-drops-to-26k-as-the-result-of-binance-whales-selloff/
Ethereum experienced a 2nd finalization delay but has since recovered https://cryptoslate.com/ethereum-experienced-a-2nd-finalization-delay-but-has-since-recovered/
PEPE market cap slides below $500M as community interest shifts https://cryptoslate.com/pepe-market-cap-slides-below-500m-as-community-interest-shifts/
BRC-20 tokens lose 600 million in market cap within four days https://cryptoslate.com/insights/brc-20-tokens-lose-600-million-in-market-cap-within-four-days/
Jump Earned $1.3B By Manipulating Terra, Lawsuit Alleges https://blockworks.co/news/jump-crypto-terra-lawsuit
Solana Flips MATIC to Reclaim Top 10: Is Dogecoin Next? https://blockworks.co/news/solana-flips-matic-top-10
Lido Community Weighing On-Chain Vote to Deploy Version 2 on Ethereum https://www.coindesk.com/tech/2023/05/12/lido-community-weighing-on-chain-vote-to-deploy-version-2-on-ethereum/
Musk’s Milady Meme, Opening Up Ordinals https://www.coindesk.com/web3/2023/05/12/musks-milady-meme-opening-up-ordinals/

Competitive Landscape
Cardano’s hydra scaling solution goes live on mainnet as Ethereum gas fees surge https://cryptoslate.com/cardanos-hydra-scaling-solution-goes-live-on-mainnet-as-ethereum-gas-fees-surge/
Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, and Other Big Firms Back Launch of Financial Blockchain https://decrypt.co/140082/microsoft-goldman-sachs-and-other-big-firms-back-launch-of-financial-blockchain
Decentralized Exchange Uniswap Trading Volume Outpaces Coinbase for 4th Consecutive Month https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2023/05/11/decentralized-exchange-uniswap-trading-volume-outpaces-coinbase-for-4th-consecutive-month/
Binance halting operations in Canada https://cryptoslate.com/binance-halts-operations-in-canada/
Binance.US Explores Ways to Decrease CZ's Dominant Share: The Information https://www.coindesk.com/business/2023/05/11/binanceus-explores-ways-to-decrease-czs-dominant-share-the-information/
Bakkt to delist two-thirds of supported tokens https://cryptoslate.com/bakkt-to-delist-two-thirds-of-supported-tokens/
Eigen What? How EigenLayer Is Putting $34B in Staked Ethereum Back to Work https://decrypt.co/139897/eigen-what-how-eigenlayer-is-putting-staked-ethereum-back-work
Assassin's Creed 'Smart Collectibles' Pair NFTs With 3D-Printed Physical Items https://decrypt.co/139938/assassins-creed-smart-collectibles-nfts-3d-printed
MakerDAO Founder Proposes Plan for Upgraded Versions of DAI Stablecoin, Governance Token https://www.coindesk.com/business/2023/05/12/makerdao-founder-proposes-plan-for-upgraded-versions-of-dai-stablecoin-governance-token/

US. Coordinated Regulation Failures
US Secret Service to hold AMA to educate crypto users https://crypto.news/us-secret-service-to-hold-ama-to-educate-crypto-users/
US Chamber of Commerce sides with crypto industry, blasts SEC https://cryptoslate.com/us-chamber-of-commerce-sides-with-crypto-industry-blasts-sec/
McHenry to U.S. SEC: Which Crypto Firms Have Tried to Register? https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2023/05/11/mchenry-to-us-sec-which-crypto-firms-have-tried-to-registe
US lawmaker questions SEC about GBTC redemptions https://cryptoslate.com/us-lawmaker-questions-sec-about-gbtc-redemptions/
Ex-FTX compliance chief confirms celebrity promotional activity originated in Florida https://cryptoslate.com/ex-ftx-compliance-chief-confirms-celebrity-promotional-activity-originated-in-florida/
Florida bans ‘centralized digital dollar’ under state law https://cryptoslate.com/florida-bans-centralized-digital-dollar-under-state-law/
Coinbase sets up advisory council including US lawmakers, private strategists https://cryptoslate.com/coinbase-sets-up-advisory-council-featuring-us-lawmakers-private-strategists/
SEC revises $22M punishment against LBRY, seeks $111K instead https://cointelegraph.com/news/sec-revises-lbry-fine-to-111k
Franklin Templeton to List Blockchain Fund Targeting Institutional Investors https://www.coindesk.com/business/2023/05/11/franklin-templeton-to-list-blockchain-fund-targeting-institutional-investors/
House Democrats Consider New Stablecoin Bill Proposal: Source https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2023/05/12/house-democrats-consider-new-stablecoin-bill-proposal-source/
Sam Bankman-Fried's Ties to George Santos Are Just the Beginning https://www.coindesk.com/consensus-magazine/2023/05/12/sam-bankman-frieds-ties-to-george-santos-are-just-the-beginning/

World
An Update on the Banking Crisis https://seekingalpha.com/article/4602707-an-update-on-the-banking-crisis?mailingid=31453366&messageid=must_reads&serial=31453366.3176489&utm_campaign=Must%2BReads%2Brecurring%2B2023-05-11&utm_content=seeking_alpha&utm_medium=email&utm_source=seeking_alpha&utm_term=must_reads
Do Kwon granted bail at €400,000 – against prosecutors wishes https://cryptoslate.com/do-kwon-granted-bail-at-e400000-against-prosecutors-wishes/
Twitter’s new CEO is former NBC advertising exec Linda Yaccarino https://cryptoslate.com/twitters-new-ceo-is-former-nbc-ad-exec-linda-yaccarino/
EU Crypto Tax Plans Include NFTs, Foreign Companies, Draft Text Shows https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2023/05/12/eu-crypto-tax-plans-include-nfts-foreign-companies-draft-text-shows/

Thought Leadership
April Monthly NFT Report: Navigating the volatile NFT market https://cryptoslate.com/april-monthly-nft-report-navigating-the-volatile-nft-market/
LG Electronics Seeks Patent for TV Which Lets Users Trade NFTs https://www.coindesk.com/business/2023/05/12/lg-electronics-seeks-patent-for-tv-which-lets-users-trade-nfts/
Decrypt: GG, Top Gaming News and Analysis https://decrypt.co/gg
As Bitcoin Scales, We Need Better Custodial Solutions https://www.coindesk.com/consensus-magazine/2023/05/12/as-bitcoin-scales-we-need-better-custodial-solutions/
We Need Regulatory Clarity to Keep Crypto Exchanges Onshore and DeFi Permissionless (8mins) https://www.coindesk.com/podcasts/markets-daily/weekend-story-we-need-regulatory-clarity-to-keep-crypto-exchanges-onshore-and-defi-permissionless/
Fractional Reserve Banking Is a Fraud (but It's Genius) (4mins) https://www.coindesk.com/podcasts/markets-daily/fractional-reserve-banking-is-a-fraud-but-its-genius/

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2023.05.13 12:31 kittehgoesmeow What A Day: (D)fault by Nick Turner & Crooked Media (05/12/23)

"You have every right to be outraged today and angry and never watch this network again." - Anderson Cooper, freeing us all

Sighs, The Limit

Just in case you weren’t worried enough, we are only weeks away from economic catastrophe.
Ok, so that is how it is playing out in the political theater of Washington, but what does all of this really mean for you and your Velcro wallet?
This whole circus began with Republicans preening for the amusement of their base. Ultimately, at their donors’ behest, it’s still possible that they will treat the debt limit like a poker player with pocket aces, and raise.

Look No Further Than Crooked Media

Crooked Coffee’s always-sold-out Cold Brewer is back in stock – just in time for summer. The Cold Brewer is an easy way to make delicious cold brew at home, so you don’t have to leave the house or pay $7 to get your caffeine fix. It’s like having a fancy cafe in your fridge, but you never have to fight anyone for an outlet.
These always sell out, so grab yours today at https://Crooked.com/store.

Under The Radar

Serbia has joined a growing list of countries responding to mass shootings by GASP getting rid of guns. After two recent mass shootings in the country which saw 16 citizens murdered, the country has already started implementing its reforms this week. Six-thousand guns, 300,000 rounds of ammunition, and nearly 500 explosive devices have been handed over in an amnesty designed to disarm the country. This is a quick response when compared to the U.S. for sure, but what took them so long? The U.K., Australia, New Zealand, and Finland all started restricting assault weapons after just one mass shooting.
And, yes, Serbia has a serious gun culture. Serbia is among the most heavily armed countries in the world due largely to the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s. It actually has the third-highest rate of civilian gun ownership per capita in the world, at 39 guns for every 100 citizens. That’s a lot—but less than a third of the 120 guns per 100 citizens that the U.S. can boast. U.S.A! U.S.A! But amnesty isn’t the only new gun-control policy. This month Serbia enacted a two-year moratorium on new permits for handguns and hunting weapons. It also promises to review all existing permits within three months, reduce the number of small firearms by 20 percent, and institute medical, psychiatric, and drug tests on those who hold permits.

What Else?

George Santos has confessed to stealing checks in an effort to reach a plea deal. No, not for that indictment, this is for the one in Brazil where he also faces charges.
Get out of the way, WGA, the pilots union needs the sidewalks for its own picket lines. Pilots for United Airlines, who haven’t received a raise in four years, marched in picket lines in major airports Friday but are unlikely to strike.
The new “No Labels” party finally gets a label as it comes under fire for registering voters who mistakenly believed they were just signing a petition. Label this party DOA.
Olive Oil is the latest victim of climate change. Olive harvests are suffering from drought threatening to raise the price of a kitchen staple. (And TikTok isn't helping either.)
CNN defended its decision to let Trump piss all over them. The network rivals only Bud Light in its understanding of its base.
Texas just made it easier for unlicensed chaplains to infiltrate schools and, some fear, religiously indoctrinate students.
The hours-long mystery is over. The new Twitter CEO is Linda Yaccarino, former NBCUniversal ad chief. Congratulations to Elon Musk for getting two days of headlines out of one news story.
They should have filled them up with lead (gently) but the two professional fishermen caught filling fish with lead weights in last year’s viral video receive 10 days in jail and forfeiture of a $100,000 boat.
Disney darling Jimmie Allen is being sued by his former manager who alleges a history of sexual assault. His label has already dropped him, just like his wife did a month ago. That’s not a good sign for his defense.
Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass wants to move the needle on housing the unhoused by buying a 15-story hotel and getting people off of the streets.

Be Smarter

South Korea is leading the way in the rise of “no-kid zones” in formerly family-friendly restaurants, museums, airlines, and libraries. These are separate from places like nightclubs where children are legally barred. The label refers to children under 13 years of age. These zones have no legal basis but have increased since their introduction in 2014. They’ve even spawned other popular restrictions such as “no-youth zones,” which bar entrance to middle and high schoolers, and even “no-tuber zones” to deter people from making content inside certain businesses, which could disturb other patrons.
The initial “no-kid zones” are still the most popular and were a response to parents who refused to restrain their kids from running and screaming in public, damaging property, and those who would change their baby’s diapers in restaurants. Surveys have shown that the majority of the population is in favor of these zones, although Korean politicians have been trying to outlaw them. If you’re salivating at the thought of dining free of screaming children where you are, you’re in luck, because parts of the U.S. have them too. And so do the U.K., Canada, and Germany. If climate change wasn’t enough reason to rethink having kids, not being able to eat out just might push people over the edge.

Light At The End Of The Email

The oldest ever dog just turned 31 years old. Move over Dianne Feinstein.
Finally, a YouTuber gets what’s coming to him. Man who crashed plane for views agrees to plea deal. No word on if the stunt took place in a “no tube zone.”
It’s been 100 years since the Seine River in Paris has been swimmable, but they say that will change by the 2024 Olympics. Even when it’s clean though, you should probably try to avoid the boats.

Enjoy

stars/lou ✩ on Twitter: "ah yes the two sexualities, queer and italian"
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2023.05.12 03:23 Liaoningornis Meteorite crashes through roof of New Jersey home

Possible meteorite strikes home in New Jersey By CNN, May 8, 2023 https://nbc-2.com/news/weird/2023/05/09/possible-meteorite-strikes-home-in-new-jersey/amp/
Possible meteorite crashes through roof of New Jersey home by 6abc television, May 9, 2023, pictures and video https://6abc.com/meteorite-nj-hopewell-township-new-jersey-eta-aquarids-meteor-shower-old-washington-crossing-pennington-road/13228149/
Radar observations of Hopewell, New Jersey, meteorite fall, May 8, 2023 NASA, Jet Populsion Laboratory https://ares.jsc.nasa.gov/meteorite-falls/
Meteorite hit Mercer County home, The College of New Jersey confirms, 6abc Digital Staff, May 11, 2023 https://6abc.com/meteorite-nj-hopewell-township-new-jersey-eta-aquarids-meteor-shower-old-washington-crossing-pennington-road/13234502/
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2023.05.09 18:52 JohnMainGuy First time seeing a GLARE out west and a helicopter.

First time seeing a GLARE out west and a helicopter.
GLARE flights are usually PA, MD, NJ and utility airplanes. Some sort of radar testing out if Hagerstown.
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2023.05.09 00:29 Fighting_emu Galaxy Brain Mock Draft- My First One Ever!! Part 2

Quick Note- from here anything can happen so Im going mostly on fit moreso than trying to gameplan whose going to lose and when (although I do try and address the four exited teams first.
17-Winnipeg- Riley Heidt- Im a leafs fan (hold your applause til the end please) but I live in Winnipeg and my step-dad has season tickets so as Ive gone to a ot of the games Ive grown fond of the old Jet Ski’s! That being said this is a hard team to quantify- are they competing? Not really. Is there motivation to compete in the short term? Well yea Hellboy is in his prime and PLD has all but announced hes goin to MTKL when the dust settles- so there are definitely motivators in place to go “all in” right now. So I think the safest bet is just to add the BPA here and for my money that’s Riley Heidt! The fact that hes a profoundly creative and aggressive playmaker should mesh just fine with players like Connor and Ehlers and when Dubois does leave he makes for a worthy heir apparent as long as his development continues on its upward trajectory. So as a Jets fan (sort of) I thought it only fitting to gift them with the last guy who has any real shot of being a fantasy main stay imho. I listen to the “Locked On” podcasts pretty frequently and one of the btter guest speakers had Heidt listed as their favourite under the radar prospect this year and when you do even a little amount of digging you quickly realize why that is.
18-Chicago from Tampa Bay- Samuel Honzek- If we have the Blackhawks buying in early on Zack Benson early it would certainly behoove us to add some size/snarl later on. I think Korchinski and maybe even Seth Jones answer a lot of questions on D and they actually have a couple very intriguing netminders like Soderblom in their minor ranks so again we turn to a forward. Although hes listed as a center many scouts have acknowledged he’ll likely have to shift to the wing to maximize his output at the NHL level. The package he brings is sort of a mixed bag. He seems to have adjusted nicely to the smaller North American ice surfaces and he brings some crash and bang to his game that’s easier to dole out in the more confined spaces. Hes also got a nose for the net and a hard accurate wrister. The most glaring issue is that he likely wont bring you out of your seat with his pure skill so to speak but that’s sort of the upside of drafting a couple centers like Benson and Nazar in that you don’t always have to surround them with the most creative or transition savvy linemates. While there are a few different ways you could go with this pick were sort of throwing darts at this point and I really feel like adding some size and grit to keep the opposition honest is the past of most fortuitous returns.
19-Minnesota- Mikhail Gulyayev- With Wallstedt tending twine in the near future and the absolutely stacked forward corps I think it only makes sense that the Wild go after a d-man, preferably one with a knack for scoring. I know some people are high on Dragicevic but Im not buying it… at all. Im a big fan of Scouching and his unabridged take is that he barely qualifies as a defenseman as hes more of a straight “rover” whose mostly found success by being drafted to a team that has a shocking dearth of offensive weapons to begin with. Enter Mikhail Gulyayev. Admittedly a bit small at 5”10 he certainly doesn’t play small and that will be important in asserting himself at the NHL level. At his best hes a commanding presence who exces at transitioning from the defensive zone and directing puck flow in the offensive end. On paper there might be some overlap between what he provides with what Addison provides but like I said in regards to Calgary- its better to over shoot at this critical position than to under shoot it and if I had any vested interest in Minnesotas success Id be thrilled to land the last tier two offensive dman in the draft.
20-Colorado- Otto Stenberg- So Im not ahamed to admit that my area of strength in the draft tends to be what amounts to the first couple rounds in a fantasy draft in most years- so that’s around picks 20 through 24 and Im sort of getting to the point where Im just a tad over my depth in terms of being especially knowledgeable about these players but the joy in that is that it forces me to go a little deeper on some players than I normally might. With that said Im glad I dug in a bit on Stenberg for my own sake but also in the interest of this piece as he stands to be an absolutely fantastic fit for Colorado. He’ll join fellow swede Gabriel Landeskog and his certified speed demon status stands to compliment Newhooks game which is predicated on the same elite skating in what could form the nucleus of a second line that is very difficult to contain. Sam Constentino literally wrote of him: “A complete player who will excel in any system where transitional play is the emphasis”. Youd be hard pressed to find a team that focuses on traditional play more than the Avs! Hes got the type of speed that can beat defenders one on one and hes known for his quiet leadership qualities as well.
21-NYR- Colby Barlow- With so muched “unrealized” offensive talent on this roster either this is another of those rare teams where I think a meat and potatoes guy actually sort of makes sense and although hes getting a little more hype these days no prospect in this years draft screams “meat and potatoes” louder than Colby Barlow! He plays a versatile if not fairly straight ahead type of North/South game that can fit in where needed- be it the third line when guys like Kakko and Lafreniere are moved up or the PK or even time on PP2. It’s a nice touch that he sort of specializes as a “garbage man” of sorts on the PP stuffing in loose pucks wherever possible and getting those greasy goals every team needs now and then. Kreiders one of the best in the biz at that sort of thing so hed be a great mentor and he wont be around forever either so he may have an opportunity to fill that specific niche at some point. Barlow is not with upside but to be honest some teams are just better served by a guy whose gonna work hard and do what you ask of him. Hes also a guy who looks like he can help relatively soon and that’s to the good as well as this team was ready to compete yesterday…
22-Columbus from LA-Matthew Wood- With the addition of Carlsson to Laine were starting to build a bit of a “goliath line” albeit one with some serious scoring panache and although the jury is still out as to whether theres a first round talent in there somewhere- Wood has the big man status to fit in with these guys! At 6”3 and 200 pounds hes a hard guy to knock off the puck and that’s a problem when youre blessed with a wrister almost as nasty as your cerebral game! Hes certainly got flaws in his game (read: footspeed) but his highly touted hockey IQ in particular could compliment Kent Johnsons on the second line in a very tangible way and if that’s the case we can count on seeing some magic happen! I think theres a lot better chance he ends up as a middle six guy with only occasional forays onto the topline and powerplay that’s not necessarily a death sentence as the Bjs continue to add scoring depth and diversify their attack. While I wouldn’t count on him being a top line threat- this is actually lower than Ive seen him in a lot of mocks so Im ok admitting that there may in fact be something Im missing on this player and therefore wouldn’t be shocked if he ends up being one of my own personal “surprises” in this draft.
23-Toronto from Boston- Calum Ritchie- The last few years weve seen Toronto swing on some high upside guys with their first couple picks and it seems like its actually paying off. That being said their acquisition of Ryan Oreilly at the deadline this year showcases that they do seem to have one more team need that should be addressed and that’s the role of a 2nd/3rd line swing guy whose content to play a defensive grinders game when your roster is fully healthy but also has the offensive chops to chipmin on the scoresheet when one of your top pivots is out. Im not sure he’ll ever have the scoring flair of a topline guy or even a second line guy- at least in a regular capacity- but he plays hockey the “right way” in all three zones and theirs certainly untapped upside here to boot. I think if the Leafs thought Ritchie had the hockey acumen to become RORs heir apparent to the third line theyd at least look at him. Then again they may have a “no Ritchie” policy at this point.
24- Seattle- Quentin Musty- I think its safe to say the top two C slots are likely taken care of for the next decade or two in Seattle and seeing as the defensive candidates start to fall off a little bit at this point in my humble opinion I feel like its safe to turn to a winger. While I find both Perron and Brindley to have very exciting games theyre both exceedingly small at 5”9 and if Seattle wants to continue to thrive early in their franchise history it might make more sense to draft someone a bit safer. With this in mind I think theyd be happy to take Musty. The narrative on Musty was that hes always been a guy who always passes the eye test but seemed to disappoint where it mattered- on the scoresheet. That all changed this year when he posted appg pace as a 17 year old for the Sudbury Wolves in the OHL- a team that didn’t do especially well this year finishing dead last in their conference. In fact he placed an impressive second in team scoring behind only David Goyette (two years his senior) which at least suggests this breakout was his own doing for the most part. Eberle has re-discovered his scoring touch for now but at 32 the squids wont be able to count on him for long and outside of Eeli Tolvanen and (maybe) Daniel Sprong theres not a holw lot in the pipeline in terms of pure upside. Musty represents a safe projectable game that could thrive anywhere in the middle six- with room to grow form there.
25-Montreal- Michael Hrabal- Im not going to lie- this is me forcing a square goalie shaped peg into a round early pick sized hole. While I fully admit forcing a goalie selection in the first round was in the interest of “fun” moreso than being precise its also one of my favorite picks! If you look at Montreals roster (with the assumption that they get Will Smith in this mock) there just are not a lot of gaping holes in any of the key roles. Yet- this is one of those rare teams who doesn’t have a reliable starter yet (sorry Jake) and doesn’t even have a “cant miss prospect on the farm (although Primeau could end up getting there) so if a team was going to “squander” a first round pick it sort of makes sense itd be the habs. I mean on top of everything else its “found money” they got in a player swap with Florida and with the cats looking like world beaters this pick could be 30th or later! Now there is quite a bit of debate over the top goaltender. Hrabal was favoured early but Trey Augustine has surpassed him on quite a few lists. When I went to the guy Ive been reading (and agreeing with) the most this year for the tie breaker he actually had Scott Ratzlaff at the top of his list- go figure! In the end I chose Hrabak for a few reasons. The last time I chose the hot goalie over the established one was Cossa over Wallstedt and Im still haunted by that. Also when it comes to goalies Ive found that the athletic/reflexive types sort of need to be in the perfect environment to succeed a lot of the time whereas the big/technical guys can thrive anywhere it seems. Hrabal is a big dude with a great technical understanding of the game and while this year is not a great indicator he does seem to have the disposition that allows him to put up quality starts consistently. I feel like that type of goalie could thrive on a Montreal team with the type of defensive depth they have and lets not get it twisted this guy is capable of making the odd “five alarm” save when the game is on the line. Itd be great to see Carey Price become involved in a coaching/mentor type of role for a goalie prospect with fat least hypothetical first round talent.
26-Detroit from the NYI- Dimitri Simashev- Traditional wisdom dictates that you build an NHL squad from the net out. Assuming they land Bedard I think you’ve got enough of your forward corps mapped out that you don’t need to use a first round draft pick on another one so we might see this theory play out live at the draft! While Detroit might actually already have two defensive prospects capable of filling the role of a number one d-man (with Seider skewing a little more defensively and Edvinsson a little more offensively- imho anyways)- Im actually not talking about another player whose aiming to snag that type of role. Instead with Simashev you can count on borderline elite defensive minutes while he takes glee in finishing his checks and making life miserable for forecheckers. A pairing with Wallinder who also provides size with a little more of a scoring bent has the upside to be one of the btter second pairings in the league- heck it might be better than some teams top units! Although I do think there actually is a bit of offensive upside here that’s not why your drafting him and when you consider what they actually have on their roster and their farm- you realize hes actually catering to an underserved portion of their team identity. This is a Scouching favourite and although I don’t think he makes for the greatest fantasy add- its hard not to get excited at the prospect of adding him to a D-core that already features Seider, Edvinsson, and Wallinder!
27-VGK- Charlie Stramel- Vegas has been trading 1st round picks and selections at the trade deadline since the year they were incepted and its anyones guess as to whether they’ll continue with this trend and support their elite core of veterans or if they’ll shift to a longer term focus and start drafting guys they plan on building around. Whichever way they go I think they optfor the last center in round one in a draft known for its depth at that position and take Charlie Stramel. At 6”3 and 215 pounds hes definitely qualifies as a “big man” and as a noted gym rat he looks to be aiming to get every ounce of strength out of that massive frame that he possibly can. The good news with Stramel is that hes sthought to have an incredibly high ceiling and that’s good news for what appears to be an overworked Jack Eichel at this point. Whether its alleviating defensive zone coverage as a middle six center or sliding onto pp1 to wreak havoc in front of the net- Stramel has the type of projectability and upside that could help a team who is rebuilding or looking to secure stable trade chips for the future.
28-St. Louis from Toronto- Gavin Brindley- In most of the mocks Ive seen hes gone fairly high and I have him slotted in with this pick because as a Leafs fan Im just not confident theyre going to win a game this round never mind advance. Torontos loss however is STLs gain as they just might end up acquiring one of the more highly coveted “upside” players in the draft. Standing at 5”9 Brindley certainly has his own set of detractors but his high level skating and agility sets the stage for what many scouts agree is actually a very sound defensive game. Daily faceoff cites issues with his defensive game but I tend to side with Dobberprospects Alexander Anuun who suggests that his graduation onto both special teams (including significant meinutes on the PK) is proof that it may actually be a tad underrated. His calling card is the pace he plays with which many of the high level scouts I follow just gush about. Hes also that rare playmaking winger that could set up Kyrou for his first 40 goal season or re-establish Vrana as a pre-eminent goal scorer in the league. Im sort of tickled pink by the idea of the Blues drafting such an undersized player with this pick and the possibility of drafting the next guy I have picked out with their next one…
29- St. Louis from Dallas- Danlil But- What do you do when you have three first rounders and solid depth at most rosterable positions? Well if its me Im going to take some gambles- especially because Ive got STL taking securing Nate Danielson with their first pick whose decidedly as “unrisky” as they come! Factor in the fact that the Dallas pick probably stands to as far as 29th or later and Im comfortable with a swing for the fences here. We went small in Gavin Brindley so why don’t we make up for that while were at it. Danlil But is a project make no mistake- but when the raw package is 6”5 and arguably still growing- you might want to take a swing on it! Hes sort of a divisive pick with Pronnman putting him in the top ten while Button has him as late as a mid second. To me hes the kind of guy you grab, develop as best you can and in three to five years hes either Tage Thompson, a behemoth checking line center who can score 15-20 goals while being a menace to gameplan around or hes a total bust. That’s the range of outcomes with a player like this and if I didn’t have three first rounders I might not be inclined to take him here. That being said the Blues also have the roster depth to make a play like this as well and with this many darts Im ok aiming a little high with a few of them- 6 feet 5 inches high...
31-Carolina- Luca Pinelli- Carolina has an absolute gift for finding offensive gems later on in the first and second rounds. They famously drafted Sebastian Aho with the 35th overall in 2015 and as recently as last year they drafted one of the most underrated offensive dynamos available in Gleb Trikozov whose leaning a lot more hit than he is miss these days. In fact I always pay attention when Carolina has a late first or early second because they’ve been turning water into wine from that draft position for years now. Now don’t get me wrong Brindley and Perron are faring better in mocks and Pinelli looks like he might end up as a second rounder but he just “feels” like a Carolina pick and hes a center to boot (the other two are not). Despite being a tad underrated- hes still a personal favourite of Scouching and Sebastian High a prominent writer at dobberprospects and I find that when these guys have a feeling about a guy their “hit rate” is usually pretty dang good. While he may lack truly elite “tools” his mind for the game is next level. Of particular note is his “buy in” with the team- hes the second leading scorer on a fairly rag tag team and withn his leadership (among others) hes dragged them into a dominant record. You know theyd love to see that kind of team first commitment in Carolina.
31-San Jose from Nj- Jaden Peron- Lets just get this out of the way- Jayden Perron is yet another “very undersized” player in these years draft and with the scoring going the way it did this year and Bedard leading the charge Im not totally sure that’s an accident! While hes got a penchant for playmaking (an attribute that’s cited as one of his greater strengths) hes also got a bit of an underrated shot as well and has no issue letting it rip when necessary. He has some pretty lofty hockey IQ and he seems to love funnelling it into his deception with the puck and is usually the “trickiest” guy on the ice at any given moment- very evasive as well. While it’s a bit funny to think of an attack built around two smallish wingers who tend towards playmaking (Eklund and him) its only a matter of time before the sharks start filling out those other roles with the requisite amount of snipers, triggermen and big boys. In the interim passing on a guy with Perrons sheer talent would likely be a mistake- so you go with the BPA here and figure out the rest later. Then you quietly applaud yourself for drafting one of the more underrated players in a draft full of hidden gems.
32- Nashville from Edmonton- Kasper Halttunen- Seeing as we went with a small dynamic forward the first time around I feel like the hulking 6”3, 210 pound Halttunen could balance things out nicely! The general consensus on this player is that he was poised to excel/breakout this season and move from a potential first rounder up to a potential top ten selection. That didn’t happen however as he played in the HIFK of Liiga a decidedly top tier mens league and he not only failed to improve but suffered through a train wreck season where he scored just one point in 27 games and looke completely lost at times. Make no mistake- this was a disastrous year at a critical point in his development- but that doesn’t change the fact that theres upside here. Hes got NHL size and mass and hes also known as an outspoken leader who brings all the requisite intabgibles to be a mainstay in any leadership group.
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2023.05.08 06:13 ruKawin The Coinweb Weekly Spin, week 20: 8th May, 2023

The Coinweb Weekly Spin, week 20: 8th May, 2023
This edition of The Weekly Spin is also published on-chain via Mirror.xyz and can be collected at: https://mirror.xyz/rukawin.eth/IC3QR14jZ_SZ4akydsG39_vQ7myURpr5Kd1IDrikU50

The Weekly Spin. First Edition. Welcome all Coinwebbers to the first edition of the Weekly Spin, a curation of blockchain and industry news that will be published on 3 mondays every month (giving the first week to The Coinweb Monthly Spin newsletter, which is available at the first link below for those who aren’t yet subscribed to receive it by email). The format change from The Daily Spin will take some time to hone in, but the idea is the same: just this time, covering all of the major headlines from the previous week to jumpstart your workweek. It might also be mentioned that the weekly format will be much harder to select which headlines are stay-worthy, as our industry moves so fast that even a Daily Update is filled with movements that affect our market and extremely high-paced industry. That being said, I will try to stick to the stories that matter or have evolved into general conversation or narrative.
Last week, we saw the FED report on PCE data, jobless claims, and also the FOMC shipping their expected 25bps rate hike – which was swiftly echoed by the BoE and the ECB. But surprisingly none of the headlines seemed to care about this and nor did the market really, which showed “business as usual.” There is however, greater concern placed on the collapse of yet another major regional bank, and some focus placed on the US debt ceiling. These macro events did set the stage for the headlines that did come up inside the crypto-native outlets, so without further ado…
Memecoins. The current hot topic for the space at this moment, as PEPE continues to grab media attention in order to provide the exit liquidity needed for early investors to cash out. Binance lists $PEPE and $FLOKI, and following the price action that occurred with both DOGE and SHIB – marked the local top for both coins as they hit ATH (PEPE surpassing $1B MCAP) and then proceeded to dump 80% down from those levels. Gas fees on Ethereum remain rampantly high, largely due to the active MeV bots guzzling gas in order to frontrun DEX memecoin transactions. Although it is also interesting to note that the Bitcoin network has also seen a spike in congestion, leading to Binance temporarily halting BTC withdrawals twice in the past 24 hours. It has caused the leading exchange to slide out of the top ten for Bitcoin spot transactions. Bitcoin, has seen its sixth largest outflow from CEXs on Friday, as reported by on-chain data.
On exchanges: Coinbase has launched an international exchange for institutional traders outside the US, and Gemini has also launched a crypto derivatives exchange serving over 30 countries worldwide. Cosmos-based DeFi protocol Nolus raised $2.5m to build the first cross-chain DeFi lease. Aptos has teamed up with Mastercard to create infrastructure for on-chain identity and payments, and the only other Move-based blockchain, SUI released its mainnet last week on the 4th of May. A company called Quadency has released an AI-assistant for trading, named “Cody.” And a document leaked from Google seems to imply that they may be behind and “may lose” the AI race among fierce competition and compounding technological progress. LBank debuted at Consensus 2023, and will collaborate with zkSync Era to power the next generation of dApps.
In the legal arena, Ripple claims its advantage over the SEC in their landmark lawsuit, Sen. Elizabeth Warren moves her mouth about crypto hampering efforts to impose sanctions, CBDCs are in the spotlight as “TBTF” banks such as JPMorgan gobble up smaller competitors with the financial help of the FDIC (yes, that’s fucked up). Lawmakers take a closer look at New York’s CRPTO act, and UK lawmakers go after all Bitcoin ATM’s in their jurisdiction as they are all deemed to be “unregistered” and hence, non-compliant. Meanwhile, the BRICS nations gain more traction against the Dollar as the shift in macroeconomic trends begins to take serious effect. In TL for this week, some interesting ideas put forth during the Consensus 2023 conference, blockchains for ESG, and an opinion on how consensus algorithms can be adjusted to unlock blockchain technology for enterprise usage… here is our round-up of curated news and opinions (surely biased) from the world of Blockchain, keeping you informed into the market news with the most trending, in-the-know, and controversial topics. In the name of transparent, dissemination of information to keep you curious, inspired, and clinically sane…

Ongoings at Coinweb
The Coinweb Monthly Spin - Seventh Edition: Coinweb Project's Monthly Round-Up and Curated News & Events From The Bleeding Edge of All Things Web3 https://coinweb.beehiiv.com/
Implementing Gas Fee Abstraction on Coinweb https://medium.com/@Coinweb.io/implementing-gas-fee-abstraction-on-coinweb-c6843ec6613b
Coinweb’s Monthly Event Marks 1 Year Anniversary of Organising “The Best Events in the Crypto Space” feat. KuCoin Labs, Elevate Ventures, and Gangster All-stars https://coinweb.io/events/an-evening-with-the-bangkok-community/?utm_source=coinweb.beehiiv.com&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=the-coinweb-monthly-spin-seventh-edition
Coinweb Completes Integration of 4 New Blockchains Delivering Along its Roadmap for Cross-Chain Interoperability https://finance.yahoo.com/news/coinweb-completes-integration-4-blockchains-154031366.html?guccounter=1
Coinweb Prioritises Community Trust with Transparent Reserve Allocation https://medium.com/@Coinweb.io/coinweb-prioritises-community-trust-with-transparent-reserve-allocation-ce14063b6fa9
CWEB Token Usage and Utility https://medium.com/@Coinweb.io/cweb-token-usage-913307f8f441
Coinweb has Closed $2 Million Fundraising Round from SAVA Investment Management https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/23/04/a31637718/coinweb-has-closed-2-million-fundraising-round-from-sava-investment-management
Coinweb Labs is proud to unveil LinkMint 📷📷, our groundbreaking Cross-Chain Tokenisation Platform and DeconX, our integrated native DEX! Live Walkthrough Demonstration for the Community by Toby, Knut, and Alexander. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSKA3cAB15U
Toby’s full presentation at Token2049-London https://youtu.be/pdtKx3vAs9c

On the Radar
Web3 Weekend, May 8-13 (Jakarta) Consumer CPI Index Print, May 10 (Washington DC) Bitcoin Miami Conference, May 18-20 (Miami)
Non Fungible Conference, Jun 7-9 (Lisbon)
AIBC Asia, Jul 19-22 (Manila)
TOKEN2049, Sep 13-14 (Singapore)
Blockchain Events curated by CryptoNomad https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KtyFTb_W282bQ1xoVA5rlTwTDz3QfhswWIVpXhpbQIc/edit

On the Block(chain)
Bitcoin rises amidst string of bank failures: is this the start of a new financial era? https://cryptoslate.com/you-can-bend-the-banking-system-but-you-cant-bend-bitcoin/
Balaji Srinivasan doubles down on his $1M Bitcoin bet as an answer to the banking crisis https://cryptoslate.com/balaji-srinivasan-doubles-down-on-his-1m-bitcoin-bet-as-an-answer-to-the-banking-crisis/
Binance Pauses Bitcoin Withdrawals for the Second Time in 24 Hours https://www.coindesk.com/business/2023/05/08/binance-pauses-bitcoin-withdrawals-for-the-second-time-in-24-hours/
Growing Bitcoin transactions highlight Lightning Network’s importance https://cryptoslate.com/growing-bitcoin-transactions-highlight-importance-of-lightning-network/
Caught in the crossfire: how long and short liquidations shape the crypto market’s future https://cryptoslate.com/insights/caught-in-the-crossfire-how-long-and-short-liquidations-shape-the-crypto-markets-future/
Friday saw the sixth biggest outflow of Bitcoin from exchanges YTD https://cryptoslate.com/insights/friday-saw-the-sixth-biggest-outflow-of-bitcoin-from-exchanges-ytd/
Binance listing pushes Floki, Pepe up more than 50% https://cryptoslate.com/binance-listing-pushes-floki-pepe-up-more-than-50/
WSB rallies over 200% after suspect offers refund option https://cryptoslate.com/wsb-rallies-over-200-after-suspect-offers-refund-option/

Competitive Landscape
Coinbase launch international exchange for institutional traders outside US https://cryptoslate.com/coinbase-launch-international-exchange-for-institutional-traders-outside-us/
Gemini launches derivative platform in 30 countries https://cryptoslate.com/gemini-launches-derivative-platform-in-30-countries/
Cosmos-Based Defi Protocol Nolus Raises 2.5M to Build the First Cross-Chain Defi Lease https://cryptoslate.com/press-releases/cosmos-based-defi-protocol-nolus-raises-2-5m-to-build-the-first-cross-chain-defi-lease/
Binance Announces Support for New Highly Anticipated Aptos Rival – Here’s When It Launches https://dailyhodl.com/2023/05/01/binance-announces-support-for-new-highly-anticipated-aptos-rival-heres-when-it-launches/
Ethereum Rival Aptos Teams Up With Mastercard To Create Infrastructure for On-Chain Identity and Payments https://dailyhodl.com/2023/05/01/ethereum-rival-aptos-teams-up-with-mastercard-to-create-infrastructure-for-on-chain-identity-and-payments/
Quadency Unveils Cody, the AI Assistant Revolutionizing Trading https://cryptoslate.com/press-releases/quadency-unveils-cody-the-ai-assistant-revolutionizing-trading/
Google could lose the AI race, leaked doc says https://cryptoslate.com/google-could-lose-the-ai-race-leaked-doc-says/
LBank joins forces with zkSync to foster Layer-2 Ethereum scaling solutions and empower a new generation of decentralized applications https://cryptoslate.com/press-releases/lbank-joins-forces-with-zksync-to-foster-layer-2-ethereum-scaling-solutions-and-empower-a-new-generation-of-decentralized-applications/

US. Coordinated Regulation Failures
Ripple lawyer claims SEC is ‘exploiting legal uncertainty’ to redefine securities laws https://cryptoslate.com/ripple-lawyer-claims-sec-is-exploiting-legal-uncertainty-to-redefine-securities-laws/
Binance to take action against Justin Sun if he farms SUI token https://cryptoslate.com/binance-to-take-action-against-justin-sun-if-he-farms-sui-token/
The Reactionary Political Theater of CBDC Bans https://www.coindesk.com/consensus-magazine/2023/05/04/the-reactionary-political-theater-of-cbdc-bans/
Binance probed by DOJ over potential Russian sanctions violations https://cryptoslate.com/binance-probed-by-doj-over-potential-russian-sanctions-violations/
Elizabeth Warren calls crypto ‘method of choice’ for sanction evasion https://cryptoslate.com/elizabeth-warren-calls-crypto-method-of-choice-for-sanction-evasion/
Lawmakers throw weight behind New York’s CRPTO act https://cryptoslate.com/lawmakers-throw-weight-behind-new-yorks-crpto-act/

World
Negotiations on New BRICS Currency Underway As Nations Push to Abandon US Dollar https://dailyhodl.com/2023/05/01/negotiations-on-new-brics-currency-underway-as-nations-push-to-abandon-us-dolla
Inside the macro chaos that’s shaping Bitcoin https://cryptoslate.com/market-reports/inside-the-macro-chaos-thats-shaping-bitcoin/
UK’s FCA takes action against illegal crypto ATM operators https://cryptoslate.com/uks-fca-takes-action-against-illegal-crypto-atm-operators/

Thought Leadership
The Next Big Web3 Trend Wasn't on Stage at Consensus https://www.coindesk.com/consensus-magazine/2023/05/05/the-next-big-web3-trend-wasnt-on-stage-at-consensus/
Op-ed: Is blockchain quickly becoming the solution for ESG? https://cryptoslate.com/op-ed-is-blockchain-quickly-becoming-the-solution-for-esg/
Op-ed: Consensus algorithms can be engineered to unlock blockchain for business https://cryptoslate.com/op-ed-consensus-algorithms-can-be-engineered-to-unlock-blockchain-for-business/

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2023.05.08 05:28 Ame-no-nobuko Vehicles - The Batwing

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2023.04.30 23:17 termain NY State & NJ Upfront/Trip Radar

As a NYC suburbs driver it’s frustrating that we still DO NOT have upfront fares or trip radar while neighboring states CT and PA do. Called & Tweeted support can never get a direct answer and the people in the hub aren’t any help either … Does anyone have an idea why the whole country is live with this feature.
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2023.04.28 19:10 IamShartacus Silver Linings at TWOT 100

Silver Linings at TWOT 100

Full report with pictures and links is available here
Who's invited, by Dennis Herr
Since this is a semi-invitational, here are some guidelines to help you determine if you are "invited", or, more aptly, not invited:
  • If you are even the least bit worried or concerned about getting lost, don't come.
  • If you have questions, don't come.
  • If you need a crew, don't come.
  • If you need toilet paper, don't come.
  • If you expect to be pampered in any way shape or form, don't come.
  • If you're a whiner, don't come.
  • If you're a freeloader, don't come.
  • If you're seeking fame and/or fortune, don't come.
  • If you're thinking about writing a report about your experience at Wild Oak, don't come.*
  • If you crave abuse, if you yearn for abuse, if you are addicted to abuse in any way shape or form (be it physical, mental, sexual, verbal, mathematical, artistic or whatevah), please send an request for entry!
  • The above bullet point applies to abusees only. Abusers are not welcome. The only abuser allowed is the trail.
  • If you don't like getting rained on, sleeted on, snowed on, or getting muddy while you grind out 25, 100, or 200 miles, don't come.
*We're all going to pretend we didn't see this one, got it?

TWOT's that you say?

Built in 1979, The Wild Oak Trail is a 27 mile loop with 7,000 feet of ascent through the backcountry of George Washington National Forest in Virginia. In 1988, the legendary Dennis "Animal" Herr organized a 50 mile winter race on the TWOT. Since then, the race has grown to include 25+, 100+, and 200+ mile options, and has spawned a fall version known as "Hot TWOT" (the original one, naturally, is now colloquially known as "Cold TWOT"). On average, there are about two finishers of the Cold TWOT per year.
Like most races, I can't pinpoint when TWOT appeared on my radar. John Kelly's jaw dropping sub-24:00 performance in 2018 certainly brought it to national attention though. I had been thinking about running it for the past few years, when my buddy Nich gave me the push I needed with a simple Instagram message:
@nchlsmmrk: Any interest in doing TWOT this February? I am applying and you were the first person that came to mind that might be interested, could car pool, etc. 112 miles, 28k climb
Folks, nothing gets me going quite like someone saying "I have a dumb idea and you're the first person that came to mind." I live for that shit.

TWOT in tarnation am I doing with my life?

Having just Everested in 24 hours in typically chilly January weather, I was feeling confident that I could survive the winter conditions. Since TWOT was about 50 miles longer than the Everesting challenge, I figured 36 hours would be a good time goal to shoot for.
That confidence began to wane as Nich and I drove down to Virginia through a light drizzle, then a steady rain, then an outright downpour. The 200 mile race had started two days prior, and we followed the race's Twitter feed as each runner dropped out one by one, none even reaching the 100 mile mark.
These were veterans of the TWOT 100 who had tons of experience running long distances. What the hell was waiting for us on that course?
We got our answer as we drove into camp on race morning. The North River was lapping up at the sides of the road, swollen from the inch-and-a-half of rain that had fallen. We knew we had to cross the river once per loop and wondered aloud what that was going to be like.
We got to the start with enough time to take the most awkward starting line photo ever, and after a brief pump up speech, RD Antoinette Landragin released us into the wilderness.
Alone and loving it The other runners took off up the first climb, but homeboy ain't about that life. I casually walked behind them, watching them to quickly disappear from view. I have run enough races over the years that I don't worry about how far ahead the other runners get. If things go well, most of them come back to me eventually.
The first climb of TWOT is the infamous Chestnut Ridge climb that Grindstone 100 runners know and love. It cumulatively climbs 3,350' over seven miles to the summit of Little Bald Knob (lol). I've done this climb four times during Grindstone and once in a training run, and it always sucks. There's just no way around that fact. The climb is punctuated by short steep downhill sections, so it's very difficult to get into a rhythm. Despite being on a ridge, the views are mostly obscured by trees.
Lately I've made a conscious effort to be more mindful of the positive aspects of my races, despite the fact that the word "mindful" makes me want to vomit. In that spirit, I tried to identify the silver linings of each obstacle that presented itself.
Silver lining #1: Every other climb in this loop is smaller.
I made it to the top of the climb without an issue, stopping myself once in a while to take some pictures while the conditions allowed. The summit ridge had some spots with impressive drop offs, and I made a mental note to not eat shit and fall off a cliff overnight.
The 2,000' descent to Camp Todd was on a steep but surprisingly smooth section of single track. Unfortunately, there were a dozen trees that had fallen across the trail over the winter.
Silver lining #2: Climbing over downed trees is kind of like stretching and is probably good for me... or something.
At the bottom, I found myself facing a very deep and fast moving North River. I was glad to have poles as I forded the freezing cold, thigh deep water.
Silver lining #3: I am now wide awake.
I made it through the water slowly but without an issue. Volunteer Eric was waiting for me at Camp Todd on the other side, and he greeted me with all the hospitality I've come to expect in semi-supported races: "What took you so long? We were starting to think you were dead!" Glad to see you too, friend.
I was carrying all the nutrition I needed for this loop, so I just refilled my water bottles and got back on the trail. Or rather, I sloshed uphill through an ankle deep river that had trail blazes on it. Yesterday's rain was apparently still making it's way off the mountains.
The climb up to Big Bald Knob (lol) was shorter but steeper than its predecessor. At 4,134', Big Bald Knob is - you guessed it - 200 feet shorter than Little Bald Knob. I relayed my confusion about this to the race organizers afterwards, and they explained that the words "big" and "little" refer to the size of the balds at the summit of each mountain and not to the height of the mountains themselves. I didn't see a bald on either of them, but I'll take their word for it.
The descent from Big Bald was unremarkable except for a short section with a 30% grade. I made it to the bottom without blowing up my quads and considered that a victory. I refilled my bottles again at the road crossing and started the last climb of the loop: Hankey Mountain.
On an elevation profile, Hankey Mountain looks like an afterthought. It's almost a thousand feet shorter than the previous peaks, but it contains the steepest section of the loop: Chinscraper. Aptly named, the Chinscraper climbs 517' in just 0.38 miles for an average grade of 25% and a peak grade over 40%. It's steep enough that you can stand upright and almost touch the ground in front of you in certain spots.
Suffice it to say I didn't set any course records on this climb, but I did happen to see another runner for the first time all day. Jeff Moore, a finisher of many other difficult 100 mile races, was just ahead of me in 6th. It was too early to think about racing, but after 5 hours alone in the woods I figured it would be nice to have some company. I spent a few miles chasing him down a rolling jeep road, appreciative of the fact that he was leading me through a few crucial turns. I finally caught up as we began the final descent into camp, and we got to talking about the weather.
At this point I should mention that the weather had been mild all day with clouds in the morning and some glorious sunshine and 50+ degree temperatures in the afternoon. We were on track to finish this loop under 8 hours (well under my goal of 9 hours per loop), but with limited daylight in mid-February, it was already time to start planning for the night. The forecasts were calling for 20 degree temperatures in the valley with winds gusting to 30 mph. That meant that the wind chill at the summits could approach zero. Looking at the beautiful blue sky above us, it was hard to believe that conditions would deteriorate that much, but we decided we needed to be prepared.
We arrived in camp with 7:40 elapsed, which I consider a pretty solid 100 mile pace, but tied for last place. I spent about 10 minutes in camp making sure I had enough clothing to get through the first night loop. I don't usually like to stop that long, but with limited aid on the course it was important to make sure I had everything I needed.

Night Moves

The big question for this loop was what to do at the river crossing. The RD had told us that we had the option to cross at another spot further upstream where there were stones to hop across, but this added almost a mile to the loop and there was no guarantee that we would even keep our feet dry.
Ultimately, Jeff convinced me to take the longer route because at this time of day, falling in the freezing water would have almost certainly ended our races. We summited Little Bald together, and I got a bit ahead on the descent. I negotiated the downed trees without too much issue and made the hard right turn to the alternate river crossing. I was pleased to see that the stones were just above the waterline, and a few short jumps got me to the opposite bank in one piece.
Jeff caught back up as I was refilling my bottles at Camp Todd, but he needed to get some clothing out of his pack so I hit the trail ahead of him and unfortunately didn't see him again for the rest of the race. He would go on to finish in 40:25.
Silver lining #4: I'm no longer in last place.
As predicted, the cold weather rolled in, and I progressively added more warm layers. I've gotten pretty good at micromanaging my temperature in races, which, being that I'm a sweaty disgusting bastard, is highly important. First is a Buff around the neck, which always adds a surprising amount of warmth. Then one around the ears. Then gloves, then the waterproof mitten shells, and then finally my rain shell. I had a puffer jacket stowed in my pack in case of emergency but never felt the need to use it.
Armored against the increasingly hostile elements, I finished loop 2 in 8:25, which was fairly consistent with the previous loop considering the addition of an extra mile. I again kept this stop to just 10 minutes, getting some caffeine in my system and grabbing a few slices of bacon from Jose Cardenas, who was volunteering before running the midnight single loop: "Take some bacon. The meat sweats will keep you warm on the climb." I thanked him for the motivation, and he responded, "thank me by running fast!"
It was now after midnight, and the cold front was in full swing. The wind howled through the trees on Chestnut Ridge and bits of snow pelted my face. I went to take a sip of water and realized that the mouthpieces of both bottles were freezing. This problem was solved by putting my jacket on over my pack, which then created a new problem: I now had to take off my mittens and unzip my jacket whenever I needed any food or water. Ah, the joys of running in freezing weather!
I once again made the "smart" decision to detour around the deep river crossing. This plan was thrown back in my face when I slipped on an icy rock and plunged my left leg into water up to my knee. I also managed to bang my shin on another rock in the process, which - writing this ten weeks later - appears to have left a permanent mark.
Silver lining #5: Cold feet are great motivation to move fast.
I hobbled into the heated tent at Camp Todd feeling sorry for myself, but I was greeted by Pat and Zack who had both dropped out and were waiting for a ride. I tried to convince them to join me for the rest of the loop, but it was hard enough to convince myself to go back out. So I left and hit the climb up Big Bald, which was still a river but now had sections of fresh ice to keep things interesting.
I won't describe every twist and turn of this third loop, but the bottom line is that it was very cold and I gradually worked myself into a calorie deficit because of my reluctance to take off my jacket to access my food. When the sun came up midway through the loop, the weather started to warm and I slowly worked my way back out of that deficit. I made it through the loop in 9:15, which given the conditions, I'm very pleased with. I had passed Mike Zinn on the descent from Big Bald, which put me in third place out of the five runners remaining. Mike was looking tired but determined and would go on to finish in 41:40.

On the hunt

I spent a few extra minutes at my car getting calories and caffeine in my system. With 26:15 elapsed I headed out for my final lap. That gave me 9:45 to hit my time goal. By all accounts, Nich had solidified his hold on first place and was many hours ahead of me. I was happy just to avoid being lapped. I asked how far ahead the 2nd place runner was.
"Oh you're not going to catch him. He left an hour ago and looked great!" came the response from the RD and volunteers.
"Like hell I'm not!" was what I thought to myself, but I think I responded, "Okie dokie, thanks!" as I left camp.
I'm not usually very competitive, but on the other hand...
As I headed up Chestnut Ridge for the final time, a bald eagle took off from a tree and flew directly over my head. Patriotic AF. Now I had to chase down second place for America too.
Then something orange in the trail caught my attention. It was an orange peel. I figured the second place guy must have accidentally dropped it. Then a mile later I found another orange peel. Then another. Then another. Each one dropped in the middle of the trail. This was clearly deliberate.
That settles it. This litterbug fuck is going down!
If you're keeping track of my motivations to run fast, they were now: spite, camaraderie, gratitude, patriotism, and spite.
Silver lining #6: Spite is a great motivator.
I charged up Little Bald and ran the descent as quickly as possible. With the sun shining and the weather heating up, I made the decision to wade through the river one more time to save myself the extra mile. The cold water actually felt good on my tired legs. Plus now wading through the semi-frozen river on Big Bald wouldn't bother me.
Big Bald felt steeper than ever, but I hammered down the backside of it, running a pair of 13 and 12 minute miles for the first time in many hours. At the road crossing, I finally spotted him. Mister soon-to-be-third-place litterbug.
"Just how many oranges do you have with you?" I demanded.
"Um. I'm not carrying any oranges," he responded with some confusion.
After some discussion, it became clear that the orange peels were left by a single loop runner who had started with a backpack full of them. I don't want to name names, so we'll just call him Schmarty Schwinn. I politely asked Schmarty after the race not to litter in National Forests and he politely thanked me for informing him about proper race decorum. Just kidding, he threw a temper tantrum and made the world's laziest TWOT pun in retaliation. Eat a dick Schmarty. Eat all the dicks.
Regardless, I still had those four other reasons to run fast. I took off up the trail to Hankey Mountain with the other runner right on my heals. I stepped on the pedal harder and he stayed with me. We arrived at the base of chin scraper and it was time for me to make my move... except that he zipped right up the climb and left me in his dust. It became clear that I might have blown my wad too early in this loop, metaphorically speaking of course. My legs were not cooperating.
I arrived at the top panting and wheezing to find this runner waiting patiently.
"Hey man, do you want to run this in together?" he asked.
"Shit, yeah, I really do." I replied.
Silver lining #7: Running with other people is fun.
Mister soon-to-be-tied-for-second non-litterbug was actually named Barry. Barry is a remarkably cool dude. With no one close behind us and my sub-36 hour goal well in hand, we enjoyed a leisurely jog through the final ten miles of the course. We swapped stories and learned the sort of personal details about each other's lives that only come out after many hours of running on a trail. At one point, he also politely waited while I pooped behind a tree. Which was nice of him.
We arrived at the finish in 35:27:00, announcing "We are tied!" just so there was no confusion. I had suggested holding hands, but I guess our words were effective enough.
Nich had finished many hours earlier, taking the win and setting the fastest Cold TWOT time by anyone not named John Kelly. His reward was having to sleep in the car for seven hours while Barry and I had our bonding session.
With the sun setting for the second time and the weather cooling again, it was time to head back to civilization and indulge in Virginia's finest cuisine: Waffle House and Cracker Barrel.
Thank you to the race directors Antoinette and Guy; to Eric, Jose, and the other volunteers; and to everyone who came out to race (not you, Schmarty). TWOT represents the perfect intersection of wilderness, community, and sadomasochism that I seek out in races. One of these days, I'd like to try the midnight single loop, but I don't know if my soul is ready for another four loop effort.
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2023.04.28 19:07 IamShartacus Silver Linings at TWOT 100

Silver Linings at TWOT 100

Full report with pictures and links is available here
Who's invited, by Dennis Herr
Since this is a semi-invitational, here are some guidelines to help you determine if you are "invited", or, more aptly, not invited:
  • If you are even the least bit worried or concerned about getting lost, don't come.
  • If you have questions, don't come.
  • If you need a crew, don't come.
  • If you need toilet paper, don't come.
  • If you expect to be pampered in any way shape or form, don't come.
  • If you're a whiner, don't come.
  • If you're a freeloader, don't come.
  • If you're seeking fame and/or fortune, don't come.
  • If you're thinking about writing a report about your experience at Wild Oak, don't come.*
  • If you crave abuse, if you yearn for abuse, if you are addicted to abuse in any way shape or form (be it physical, mental, sexual, verbal, mathematical, artistic or whatevah), please send an request for entry!
  • The above bullet point applies to abusees only. Abusers are not welcome. The only abuser allowed is the trail.
  • If you don't like getting rained on, sleeted on, snowed on, or getting muddy while you grind out 25, 100, or 200 miles, don't come.
*We're all going to pretend we didn't see this one, got it?

TWOT's that you say?

Built in 1979, The Wild Oak Trail is a 27 mile loop with 7,000 feet of ascent through the backcountry of George Washington National Forest in Virginia. In 1988, the legendary Dennis "Animal" Herr organized a 50 mile winter race on the TWOT. Since then, the race has grown to include 25+, 100+, and 200+ mile options, and has spawned a fall version known as "Hot TWOT" (the original one, naturally, is now colloquially known as "Cold TWOT"). On average, there are about two finishers of the Cold TWOT per year.
Like most races, I can't pinpoint when TWOT appeared on my radar. John Kelly's jaw dropping sub-24:00 performance in 2018 certainly brought it to national attention though. I had been thinking about running it for the past few years, when my buddy Nich gave me the push I needed with a simple Instagram message:
@nchlsmmrk: Any interest in doing TWOT this February? I am applying and you were the first person that came to mind that might be interested, could car pool, etc. 112 miles, 28k climb
Folks, nothing gets me going quite like someone saying "I have a dumb idea and you're the first person that came to mind." I live for that shit.

TWOT in tarnation am I doing with my life?

Having just Everested in 24 hours in typically chilly January weather, I was feeling confident that I could survive the winter conditions. Since TWOT was about 50 miles longer than the Everesting challenge, I figured 36 hours would be a good time goal to shoot for.
That confidence began to wane as Nich and I drove down to Virginia through a light drizzle, then a steady rain, then an outright downpour. The 200 mile race had started two days prior, and we followed the race's Twitter feed as each runner dropped out one by one, none even reaching the 100 mile mark.
These were veterans of the TWOT 100 who had tons of experience running long distances. What the hell was waiting for us on that course?
We got our answer as we drove into camp on race morning. The North River was lapping up at the sides of the road, swollen from the inch-and-a-half of rain that had fallen. We knew we had to cross the river once per loop and wondered aloud what that was going to be like.
We got to the start with enough time to take the most awkward starting line photo ever, and after a brief pump up speech, RD Antoinette Landragin released us into the wilderness.
Alone and loving it The other runners took off up the first climb, but homeboy ain't about that life. I casually walked behind them, watching them to quickly disappear from view. I have run enough races over the years that I don't worry about how far ahead the other runners get. If things go well, most of them come back to me eventually.
The first climb of TWOT is the infamous Chestnut Ridge climb that Grindstone 100 runners know and love. It cumulatively climbs 3,350' over seven miles to the summit of Little Bald Knob (lol). I've done this climb four times during Grindstone and once in a training run, and it always sucks. There's just no way around that fact. The climb is punctuated by short steep downhill sections, so it's very difficult to get into a rhythm. Despite being on a ridge, the views are mostly obscured by trees.
Lately I've made a conscious effort to be more mindful of the positive aspects of my races, despite the fact that the word "mindful" makes me want to vomit. In that spirit, I tried to identify the silver linings of each obstacle that presented itself.
Silver lining #1: Every other climb in this loop is smaller.
I made it to the top of the climb without an issue, stopping myself once in a while to take some pictures while the conditions allowed. The summit ridge had some spots with impressive drop offs, and I made a mental note to not eat shit and fall off a cliff overnight.
The 2,000' descent to Camp Todd was on a steep but surprisingly smooth section of single track. Unfortunately, there were a dozen trees that had fallen across the trail over the winter.
Silver lining #2: Climbing over downed trees is kind of like stretching and is probably good for me... or something.
At the bottom, I found myself facing a very deep and fast moving North River. I was glad to have poles as I forded the freezing cold, thigh deep water.
Silver lining #3: I am now wide awake.
I made it through the water slowly but without an issue. Volunteer Eric was waiting for me at Camp Todd on the other side, and he greeted me with all the hospitality I've come to expect in semi-supported races: "What took you so long? We were starting to think you were dead!" Glad to see you too, friend.
I was carrying all the nutrition I needed for this loop, so I just refilled my water bottles and got back on the trail. Or rather, I sloshed uphill through an ankle deep river that had trail blazes on it. Yesterday's rain was apparently still making it's way off the mountains.
The climb up to Big Bald Knob (lol) was shorter but steeper than its predecessor. At 4,134', Big Bald Knob is - you guessed it - 200 feet shorter than Little Bald Knob. I relayed my confusion about this to the race organizers afterwards, and they explained that the words "big" and "little" refer to the size of the balds at the summit of each mountain and not to the height of the mountains themselves. I didn't see a bald on either of them, but I'll take their word for it.
The descent from Big Bald was unremarkable except for a short section with a 30% grade. I made it to the bottom without blowing up my quads and considered that a victory. I refilled my bottles again at the road crossing and started the last climb of the loop: Hankey Mountain.
On an elevation profile, Hankey Mountain looks like an afterthought. It's almost a thousand feet shorter than the previous peaks, but it contains the steepest section of the loop: Chinscraper. Aptly named, the Chinscraper climbs 517' in just 0.38 miles for an average grade of 25% and a peak grade over 40%. It's steep enough that you can stand upright and almost touch the ground in front of you in certain spots.
Suffice it to say I didn't set any course records on this climb, but I did happen to see another runner for the first time all day. Jeff Moore, a finisher of many other difficult 100 mile races, was just ahead of me in 6th. It was too early to think about racing, but after 5 hours alone in the woods I figured it would be nice to have some company. I spent a few miles chasing him down a rolling jeep road, appreciative of the fact that he was leading me through a few crucial turns. I finally caught up as we began the final descent into camp, and we got to talking about the weather.
At this point I should mention that the weather had been mild all day with clouds in the morning and some glorious sunshine and 50+ degree temperatures in the afternoon. We were on track to finish this loop under 8 hours (well under my goal of 9 hours per loop), but with limited daylight in mid-February, it was already time to start planning for the night. The forecasts were calling for 20 degree temperatures in the valley with winds gusting to 30 mph. That meant that the wind chill at the summits could approach zero. Looking at the beautiful blue sky above us, it was hard to believe that conditions would deteriorate that much, but we decided we needed to be prepared.
We arrived in camp with 7:40 elapsed, which I consider a pretty solid 100 mile pace, but tied for last place. I spent about 10 minutes in camp making sure I had enough clothing to get through the first night loop. I don't usually like to stop that long, but with limited aid on the course it was important to make sure I had everything I needed.

Night Moves

The big question for this loop was what to do at the river crossing. The RD had told us that we had the option to cross at another spot further upstream where there were stones to hop across, but this added almost a mile to the loop and there was no guarantee that we would even keep our feet dry.
Ultimately, Jeff convinced me to take the longer route because at this time of day, falling in the freezing water would have almost certainly ended our races. We summited Little Bald together, and I got a bit ahead on the descent. I negotiated the downed trees without too much issue and made the hard right turn to the alternate river crossing. I was pleased to see that the stones were just above the waterline, and a few short jumps got me to the opposite bank in one piece.
Jeff caught back up as I was refilling my bottles at Camp Todd, but he needed to get some clothing out of his pack so I hit the trail ahead of him and unfortunately didn't see him again for the rest of the race. He would go on to finish in 40:25.
Silver lining #4: I'm no longer in last place.
As predicted, the cold weather rolled in, and I progressively added more warm layers. I've gotten pretty good at micromanaging my temperature in races, which, being that I'm a sweaty disgusting bastard, is highly important. First is a Buff around the neck, which always adds a surprising amount of warmth. Then one around the ears. Then gloves, then the waterproof mitten shells, and then finally my rain shell. I had a puffer jacket stowed in my pack in case of emergency but never felt the need to use it.
Armored against the increasingly hostile elements, I finished loop 2 in 8:25, which was fairly consistent with the previous loop considering the addition of an extra mile. I again kept this stop to just 10 minutes, getting some caffeine in my system and grabbing a few slices of bacon from Jose Cardenas, who was volunteering before running the midnight single loop: "Take some bacon. The meat sweats will keep you warm on the climb." I thanked him for the motivation, and he responded, "thank me by running fast!"
It was now after midnight, and the cold front was in full swing. The wind howled through the trees on Chestnut Ridge and bits of snow pelted my face. I went to take a sip of water and realized that the mouthpieces of both bottles were freezing. This problem was solved by putting my jacket on over my pack, which then created a new problem: I now had to take off my mittens and unzip my jacket whenever I needed any food or water. Ah, the joys of running in freezing weather!
I once again made the "smart" decision to detour around the deep river crossing. This plan was thrown back in my face when I slipped on an icy rock and plunged my left leg into water up to my knee. I also managed to bang my shin on another rock in the process, which - writing this ten weeks later - appears to have left a permanent mark.
Silver lining #5: Cold feet are great motivation to move fast.
I hobbled into the heated tent at Camp Todd feeling sorry for myself, but I was greeted by Pat and Zack who had both dropped out and were waiting for a ride. I tried to convince them to join me for the rest of the loop, but it was hard enough to convince myself to go back out. So I left and hit the climb up Big Bald, which was still a river but now had sections of fresh ice to keep things interesting.
I won't describe every twist and turn of this third loop, but the bottom line is that it was very cold and I gradually worked myself into a calorie deficit because of my reluctance to take off my jacket to access my food. When the sun came up midway through the loop, the weather started to warm and I slowly worked my way back out of that deficit. I made it through the loop in 9:15, which given the conditions, I'm very pleased with. I had passed Mike Zinn on the descent from Big Bald, which put me in third place out of the five runners remaining. Mike was looking tired but determined and would go on to finish in 41:40.

On the hunt

I spent a few extra minutes at my car getting calories and caffeine in my system. With 26:15 elapsed I headed out for my final lap. That gave me 9:45 to hit my time goal. By all accounts, Nich had solidified his hold on first place and was many hours ahead of me. I was happy just to avoid being lapped. I asked how far ahead the 2nd place runner was.
"Oh you're not going to catch him. He left an hour ago and looked great!" came the response from the RD and volunteers.
"Like hell I'm not!" was what I thought to myself, but I think I responded, "Okie dokie, thanks!" as I left camp.
I'm not usually very competitive, but on the other hand...
As I headed up Chestnut Ridge for the final time, a bald eagle took off from a tree and flew directly over my head. Patriotic AF. Now I had to chase down second place for America too.
Then something orange in the trail caught my attention. It was an orange peel. I figured the second place guy must have accidentally dropped it. Then a mile later I found another orange peel. Then another. Then another. Each one dropped in the middle of the trail. This was clearly deliberate.
That settles it. This litterbug fuck is going down!
If you're keeping track of my motivations to run fast, they were now: spite, camaraderie, gratitude, patriotism, and spite.
Silver lining #6: Spite is a great motivator.
I charged up Little Bald and ran the descent as quickly as possible. With the sun shining and the weather heating up, I made the decision to wade through the river one more time to save myself the extra mile. The cold water actually felt good on my tired legs. Plus now wading through the semi-frozen river on Big Bald wouldn't bother me.
Big Bald felt steeper than ever, but I hammered down the backside of it, running a pair of 13 and 12 minute miles for the first time in many hours. At the road crossing, I finally spotted him. Mister soon-to-be-third-place litterbug.
"Just how many oranges do you have with you?" I demanded.
"Um. I'm not carrying any oranges," he responded with some confusion.
After some discussion, it became clear that the orange peels were left by a single loop runner who had started with a backpack full of them. I don't want to name names, so we'll just call him Schmarty Schwinn. I politely asked Schmarty after the race not to litter in National Forests and he politely thanked me for informing him about proper race decorum. Just kidding, he threw a temper tantrum and made the world's laziest TWOT pun in retaliation. Eat a dick Schmarty. Eat all the dicks.
Regardless, I still had those four other reasons to run fast. I took off up the trail to Hankey Mountain with the other runner right on my heals. I stepped on the pedal harder and he stayed with me. We arrived at the base of chin scraper and it was time for me to make my move... except that he zipped right up the climb and left me in his dust. It became clear that I might have blown my wad too early in this loop, metaphorically speaking of course. My legs were not cooperating.
I arrived at the top panting and wheezing to find this runner waiting patiently.
"Hey man, do you want to run this in together?" he asked.
"Shit, yeah, I really do." I replied.
Silver lining #7: Running with other people is fun.
Mister soon-to-be-tied-for-second non-litterbug was actually named Barry. Barry is a remarkably cool dude. With no one close behind us and my sub-36 hour goal well in hand, we enjoyed a leisurely jog through the final ten miles of the course. We swapped stories and learned the sort of personal details about each other's lives that only come out after many hours of running on a trail. At one point, he also politely waited while I pooped behind a tree. Which was nice of him.
We arrived at the finish in 35:27:00, announcing "We are tied!" just so there was no confusion. I had suggested holding hands, but I guess our words were effective enough.
Nich had finished many hours earlier, taking the win and setting the fastest Cold TWOT time by anyone not named John Kelly. His reward was having to sleep in the car for seven hours while Barry and I had our bonding session.
With the sun setting for the second time and the weather cooling again, it was time to head back to civilization and indulge in Virginia's finest cuisine: Waffle House and Cracker Barrel.
Thank you to the race directors Antoinette and Guy; to Eric, Jose, and the other volunteers; and to everyone who came out to race (not you, Schmarty). TWOT represents the perfect intersection of wilderness, community, and sadomasochism that I seek out in races. One of these days, I'd like to try the midnight single loop, but I don't know if my soul is ready for another four loop effort.
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2023.04.28 07:24 ruKawin Friday, 28th April 2023

Friday, 28th April 2023
This mega-edition of The Daily Spin is also published on-chain via Mirror.xyz and can be collected at: https://mirror.xyz/rukawin.eth/41GOFgI_8VS_1lyvCGvGhQPLjgmlHBzjxdfUUYtJlq8

The Daily Spin. Fourth Friday Mega-Edition. Today’s mega-edition covers all the major headlines from the Consensus 2023 conference, the recent back-and-forth between Chair Gensler and Coinbase (highly recommend watching Coinbase’s 14-min video response to the Wells Notice), the price action of Bitcoin in the last 24hrs reflecting the ease of potential price manipulation of which $300m in leverage was liquidated out of the market on both long and short positions in a stunningly short timeframe – linked to Arkham Intelligence’s FUD concerning Mt.Gox liquidations and US Gov. selling of BTC (which has not actually yet occurred, and should be priced into the market already). More fuel to Gensler to continue to deny a Bitcoin Spot ETF citing ease of market manipulation.
First up, we have coverage of this month’s landmark Coinweb event with KuCoin Labs, Elevate Ventures and Thai-artist led Gangster All-stars – held at the Soho House Bangkok on Wednesday night. An article release explaining Coinweb’s Gas Fee Abstraction mechanism is about to go to print on Medium, catch a preview here on The Spin!
Robinhood opens up access to 3rd party wallets to connect, Polygon collaborates with Google Cloud and Filecoin as they break into the cloud services market. Arbitrum founder addresses DAO governance concerns and optics. Tokenization is cited by JPMorgan as TradFi’s “killer app.” Boost VC opines that Coinbase will be the “best investment” for the next 5 years. William Shatner enters the NFT space at warp speed. CoinDesk Indices and CoinFund launch an Ethereum staking benchmark. Check out AI Arena, Co:Create, and NFT Collective Proof – some top projects on the radar atm.
In the reg space, the UK Tax Authority makes revisions to its rules for DeFi and Staking. The CFTC issues its biggest ever fine of $3.4B for a Bitcoin MLM scheme. FTX confirms the restart of their Japan exchange, takes control of over $4m in NFTs. Terra founders are formally charged by the South Korean authorities. And just to top it all off, LBank lists $GENSLR as a memecoin on its global exchange… here is our round-up of curated news and opinions (surely biased) from the world of Blockchain, keeping you informed into the market news with the most trending, in-the-know, and controversial topics. In the name of transparent, dissemination of information to keep you curious, inspired, and clinically sane…
Ongoings at Coinweb
Implementing Gas Fee Abstraction on Coinweb https://medium.com/@Coinweb.io/c6843ec6613b
Coinweb’s Monthly Event Marks 1 Year Anniversary of Organising “The Best Events in the Crypto Space” feat. KuCoin Labs, Elevate Ventures, and Gangster All-stars https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7057558628181962752
Coinweb Completes Integration of 4 New Blockchains Delivering Along its Roadmap for Cross-Chain Interoperability https://finance.yahoo.com/news/coinweb-completes-integration-4-blockchains-154031366.html?guccounter=1
Coinweb Prioritises Community Trust with Transparent Reserve Allocation https://medium.com/@Coinweb.io/coinweb-prioritises-community-trust-with-transparent-reserve-allocation-ce14063b6fa9
CWEB Token Usage and Utility https://medium.com/@Coinweb.io/cweb-token-usage-913307f8f441
Coinweb has Closed $2 Million Fundraising Round from SAVA Investment Management https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/23/04/a31637718/coinweb-has-closed-2-million-fundraising-round-from-sava-investment-management
The Coinweb Monthly Spin - Sixth Edition: Coinweb Project's Monthly Round-Up and Curated News & Events From The Bleeding Edge of All Things Web3 https://coinweb.beehiiv.com/p/coinweb-monthly-spin-sixth-edition?_gl=1*1lv6vvu*_ga*NjEwNTkwMjc0LjE2NzU3NTc5NjQ.*_ga_E6Y4WLQ2EC*MTY4MDQ5NDg4Mi4yMy4xLjE2ODA0OTU1ODcuMzguMC4w
SoftServe, Ultra, Coinweb, ConsenSys, DSCVR and XDC Foundation on Blockchain Misconceptions https://thefintechtimes.com/softserve-ultra-coinweb-consensys-dscvr-and-xdc-foundation-on-blockchain-misconceptions/
Coinweb’s Layer 2 marks 4 million transactions milestone https://twitter.com/CoinwebOfficial/status/1638125472814092291?s=20
Coinweb Partners With Ceffu for Institutional Crypto Custody https://www.ceffu.com/blog/coinweb-partners-with-ceffu-for-institutional-crypto-custody?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=organic_social&utm_campaign=cweb0321
“A Thread on Refereed Delegation of Computation” by Kawin on Twitter https://twitter.com/CoinwebOfficial/status/1635952081302589441?s=20
Coinweb to bring cross-chain tokenisation to Layer 2 https://cryptoslate.com/coinweb-to-bring-cross-chain-tokenisation-to-layer-2/
“A Thread on L2 Scalability, Network Efficiency and Throughput/TPS” by Anton on Twitter https://twitter.com/CoinwebOfficial/status/1633424957693915137
A Leading Layer 2 Platform Looking To Tackle Crypto's Interoperability Issue https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cryptocurrency/23/02/31067514/a-leading-layer-2-platform-looking-to-tackle-cryptos-interoperability-issue
“The Reality of Large-scale Enterprises Adopting Blockchain Technology” an article by Toby Gilbert for CityAM Magazine https://www.cityam.com/the-reality-of-large-scale-enterprises-adopting-blockchain-technology/
Coinweb Labs is proud to unveil LinkMint 📷📷, our groundbreaking Cross-Chain Tokenisation Platform and DeconX, our integrated native DEX! Live Walkthrough Demonstration for the Community by Toby, Knut, and Alexander. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSKA3cAB15U
Toby’s full presentation at Token2049-London https://youtu.be/pdtKx3vAs9c

On the Radar
Consensus 2023, Apr 26-28 (Austin, Texas) PCE Price Index Report, Apr 28 (Washington DC)
FOMC Meeting, May 2-3 (Washington DC) Web3 Weekend, May 8-13 (Jakarta) Consumer CPI Index Print, May 10 (Washington DC) Non Fungible Conference, Jun 7-9 (Lisbon) AIBC Asia, Jul 19-22 (Manila)
TOKEN2049, Sep 13-14 (Singapore)
Blockchain Events curated by CryptoNomad https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KtyFTb_W282bQ1xoVA5rlTwTDz3QfhswWIVpXhpbQIc/edit

On the Block(chain)
Assessing Bitcoins price action over the last 12 hours https://cryptoslate.com/insights/assessing-bitcoins-price-action-over-the-last-12-hours/
Arkham denies erroneous Bitcoin alert; says alert was sent just after 6% crash https://cryptoslate.com/intelligence-platform-arkham-sent-incorrect-bitcoin-alert-coinciding-with-6-crash/
Arbitrum initiates token distribution to ecosystem DAOs https://www.theblock.co/post/228087/arbitrum-token-distribution-ecosystem-dao?utm_source=coinstack.beehiiv.com&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=arbitrum-airdrops-145m-in-tokens-to-daos
Ethereum staking outflows hit $1.3bn one week after Shapella upgrade https://www.dlnews.com/articles/defi/ethereum-staking-outflows-13-bn-after-shapella-upgrade/?utm_source=coinstack.beehiiv.com&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=arbitrum-airdrops-145m-in-tokens-to-daos
The Crypto Detectives Are Cleaning Up https://www.nytimes.com/2023/04/22/business/crypto-blockchain-tracking-chainalysis.html
Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao ‘CZ’ calls Bloomberg Rich List entry fake news… “4” https://cryptoslate.com/binance-ceo-changpeng-zhao-cz-calls-bloomberg-rich-list-entry-fake-news/
CoinDesk Indices, Crypto Asset Manager CoinFund Launch an Ethereum Staking Benchmark Rate https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2023/04/27/coindesk-indices-crypto-asset-manager-coinfund-launch-an-ethereum-staking-benchmark-rate/
OKX’s Ex-CEO Jay Hao joins Sensorium Advisory Board to advance Web3 development https://cryptoslate.com/okxs-ex-ceo-jay-hao-joins-sensorium-advisory-board-to-advance-web3-development/
FTX takes control of NFTs worth over $4M https://cryptoslate.com/ftx-takes-control-of-nfts-worth-over-4m/
Bitrue says technical glitch impacted XRP orders on its system – causing mass liquidations https://cryptoslate.com/bitrue-says-technical-glitch-impacted-xrp-orders-on-its-system/

Competitive Landscape
Robinhood Connect to allow access from external crypto wallets https://cryptoslate.com/robinhood-connect-to-allow-access-from-external-crypto-wallets/
Polygon partners with Google Cloud as Filecoin breaks into cloud market https://cryptoslate.com/polygon-partners-with-google-cloud-as-filecoin-breaks-into-cloud-market/
How AI Arena is Levelling the Playing Field https://medium.com/@aiarena/how-ai-arena-is-levelling-the-playing-field-312e1d40eac3
Boys Club Unleashes the Power of Customizable Social Rewards with Co:Create https://medium.com/use-co-create/boys-club-unleashes-the-power-of-customizable-social-rewards-with-co-create-367fe3c994d5
Arbitrum Co-Founder Addresses DAO Vote Fiasco, Waves Off Allegations of ‘Decentralization Theater’ https://www.coindesk.com/tech/2023/04/27/arbitrum-co-founder-addresses-dao-vote-fiasco-waves-off-allegations-of-decentralization-theate
NFT Collective Proof Is Building a 3D World for Its Moonbirds Community https://www.coindesk.com/web3/2023/04/27/nft-collective-proof-is-building-a-3d-world-for-its-moonbirds-community/
Tokenization Is 'Killer App' for TradFi: JPMorgan https://www.coindesk.com/business/2023/04/27/tokenization-is-the-killer-app-for-tradfi-jpmorgan/
Coinbase Will Be 'Best Investment' Over Next 5 Years: Boost VC's Adam Draper https://www.coindesk.com/business/2023/04/27/coinbase-will-be-best-investment-over-next-five-years-boost-vcs-adam-drape
William Shatner Warps Into Web3 With ‘Infinite Connections’ NFT Release https://www.coindesk.com/business/2023/04/27/william-shatner-warps-into-web3-with-infinite-connections-nft-release/

US. Coordinated Regulation Failures
US on Rapid Path to Default, Triggering Other Countries To Dump Dollar: Former Congressman Ron Paul https://dailyhodl.com/2023/04/27/us-on-rapid-path-to-default-triggering-other-countries-to-dump-dollar-former-congressman-ron-paul/
First Republic works on plan to prevent government seizure https://www.ft.com/content/818c44cb-0612-47c7-8b6f-3f5e1c38f009
SEC Chairman Gensler Releases Another Video Dig at Crypto Industry https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2023/04/27/us-secs-gensler-releases-another-video-dig-at-crypto-industry/
Coinbase suggests SEC action is motivated by Gary Gensler’s own views (14mins) https://cryptoslate.com/coinbase-suggests-sec-action-is-motivated-by-gary-genslers-own-views/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq2jf4sBdYE
SEC’s Gensler analogizes crypto vs. securities to calling a dog a goldfish; sparks community backlash https://cryptoslate.com/secs-gensler-analogizes-crypto-vs-securities-to-calling-a-dog-a-goldfish-sparks-community-backlash/
Congressmen raise concerns over prudential regulators’ effort to ‘de-bank’ crypto industry https://cryptoslate.com/congressmen-raise-concerns-over-prudential-regulators-effort-to-de-bank-crypto-industry/
CFTC fines South African CEO $3.4B over Bitcoin MLM scheme https://cryptoslate.com/cftc-fines-south-african-ceo-3-4b-over-bitcoin-mlm-scheme/
Please Enjoy the Final Crypto Winter https://www.coindesk.com/consensus-magazine/2023/04/26/us-crypto-regulations-end-crypto-winter-opinion/
Redditors blast FT article on crypto criminality for one-sided view https://cryptoslate.com/redditors-blast-ft-article-on-crypto-criminality-for-one-sided-view/
LBank Lists Memecoin $GENSLR on Its Global Exchange https://cryptoslate.com/press-releases/lbank-lists-memecoin-genslr-on-its-global-exchange/

World
BOJ's new boss keeps ultra-low rates, embarks on policy review https://www.reuters.com/markets/asia/boj-chief-ueda-faces-communication-test-debut-policy-meeting-2023-04-27/
Terra co-founder Daniel Shin and nine others formally charged by South Korea https://www.theblock.co/post/228098/daniel-shin-terra-co-founder-charged?utm_source=coinstack.beehiiv.com&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=arbitrum-airdrops-145m-in-tokens-to-daos
Salaries for Chinese city civil servants to be released in digital yuan https://www.forbesindia.com/article/cryptocurrency/salaries-for-chinese-city-civil-servants-to-be-released-in-digital-yuan/84565/1
Germany in Talks to Limit the Export of Chip Chemicals to China https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-04-27/germany-in-talks-to-limit-the-export-of-chip-chemicals-to-china
Bahamian Prime Minister Doesn’t Regret FTX https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2023/04/27/bahamian-prime-minister-says-he-doesnt-regret-ftx-says-sbf-put-his-country-on-the-map-for-crypto/
FTX confirms plans to restart its Japanese exchange https://cryptoslate.com/ftx-confirms-plans-to-restart-its-japanese-exchange/
UK Tax Authority Proposes Changes to Treatment of DeFi Lending, Staking https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2023/04/27/uk-tax-authority-proposes-legislative-change-to-treatment-of-defi-lending-staking/
Vigilante hacker burns hundreds of BTC held in wallets used by Russian intelligence https://cryptoslate.com/vigilante-hacker-burns-hundreds-of-btc-held-in-wallets-used-by-russian-intelligence/
Senator Kempis and Samson Mow join forces for Bitcoin legal tender in Mexico https://cryptoslate.com/senator-kempis-and-samson-mow-join-forces-for-bitcoin-legal-tender-in-mexico/

Thought Leadership
Coinbase's Institutional Onboarding: An Inside Look w/ Raoul Pal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUvScKiaxKI
3 Giga-Brained Ideas From Consensus Day 2 https://www.coindesk.com/consensus-magazine/2023/04/28/3-giga-brained-ideas-from-consensus-day-2/
Leaders in Decentralized Identity Slam Soulbound Tokens https://www.coindesk.com/web3/2023/04/27/leaders-in-decentralized-identity-slam-soulbound-tokens/
Web3 Can Be 'the Trust Layer' to Counter Issues Raised by AI https://www.coindesk.com/web3/2023/04/27/web3-can-be-the-trust-layer-to-counter-issues-raised-by-ai/
Bye-Bye Bitcoin Bear https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2023/04/27/bye-bye-bitcoin-bea
Consensus 2023 Special Coverage: Banking on Crypto (60mins) https://www.coindesk.com/tv/special-coverage/banking-on-crypto/

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2023.04.27 09:52 ruKawin Thursday, 27th April 2023

Thursday, 27th April 2023
This edition of The Daily Spin is also published on-chain via Mirror.xyz and can be collected at: https://mirror.xyz/rukawin.eth/KSOeUAJBHOURdqjEdd18mRvdAVaJwqyfsZc08CMjhvU

The Daily Spin. Post-event day Thursday Edition. A lot of headlines are coming out of the big Consensys conference being held in Austin, Texas – with many of the talks centered around the US regulatory environment in light of recent evolvements and publicized discourse between Congress and the SEC. Another huge event also took place yesterday, hosted by none other than Coinweb itself in strong collaboration with KuCoin Labs, Gangster All-stars and Elevate Ventures; packing out an exclusive venue in the heart of Bangkok featuring both local and international veterans in the web3 industry.
On the headlines is Circle’s announcement of the “Cross-chain Transfer Protocol” (CCTP) that is being built with Metamask, Wormhole, and bridge aggregator Li-Fi among the infrastructure providers at launch. The CCTP has been alluded to many times before the official press release at Consensys 2023, and will initially focus on interoperability between Ethereum and Avalanche blockchains, claiming that USDC will be uniquely “native” on multiple blockchains, even though they were already previously “native” but separated in tranches. Deploying interoperable smart contracts is said to be in vision of “unifying the developer space.” Sounds familiar, no?
In other news, Lens Protocol launches a L2 scaling solution “Bonsai” for its social network platform; Layer Zero announces “Essence,” enabling on-demand creation of validator and oracle providers; Cata Labs raises $4.2m to develop bridging software for modular blockchains; Franklin Templeton claims to be the first mutual fund to migrate to blockchain, bringing $1.4T in assets under management in their money market fund to Polygon. Jeremy Allure gives insights on the US Stablecoin bill, and an analysis on Japan’s $2.9T insurance industry ramifications for the global markets…
In TL today, we have security lessons learned from the greatest crypto heists of all time; is technology blocking the mass adoption of web3? Salesforce exec believes web3 needs a “reboot” and a Consensys panel on tokenization of RWAs… here is our round-up of curated news and opinions (surely biased) from the world of Blockchain, keeping you informed into the market news with the most trending, in-the-know, and controversial topics. In the name of transparent, dissemination of information to keep you curious, inspired, and clinically sane…
Ongoings at Coinweb
Coinweb Completes Integration of 4 New Blockchains Delivering Along its Roadmap for Cross-Chain Interoperability https://finance.yahoo.com/news/coinweb-completes-integration-4-blockchains-154031366.html?guccounter=1
Coinweb Prioritises Community Trust with Transparent Reserve Allocation https://medium.com/@Coinweb.io/coinweb-prioritises-community-trust-with-transparent-reserve-allocation-ce14063b6fa9
CWEB Token Usage and Utility https://medium.com/@Coinweb.io/cweb-token-usage-913307f8f441
Coinweb has Closed $2 Million Fundraising Round from SAVA Investment Management https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/23/04/a31637718/coinweb-has-closed-2-million-fundraising-round-from-sava-investment-management
The Coinweb Monthly Spin - Sixth Edition: Coinweb Project's Monthly Round-Up and Curated News & Events From The Bleeding Edge of All Things Web3 https://coinweb.beehiiv.com/p/coinweb-monthly-spin-sixth-edition?_gl=1*1lv6vvu*_ga*NjEwNTkwMjc0LjE2NzU3NTc5NjQ.*_ga_E6Y4WLQ2EC*MTY4MDQ5NDg4Mi4yMy4xLjE2ODA0OTU1ODcuMzguMC4w
SoftServe, Ultra, Coinweb, ConsenSys, DSCVR and XDC Foundation on Blockchain Misconceptions https://thefintechtimes.com/softserve-ultra-coinweb-consensys-dscvr-and-xdc-foundation-on-blockchain-misconceptions/
Coinweb’s Layer 2 marks 4 million transactions milestone https://twitter.com/CoinwebOfficial/status/1638125472814092291?s=20
Coinweb Partners With Ceffu for Institutional Crypto Custody https://www.ceffu.com/blog/coinweb-partners-with-ceffu-for-institutional-crypto-custody?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=organic_social&utm_campaign=cweb0321
“A Thread on Refereed Delegation of Computation” by Kawin on Twitter https://twitter.com/CoinwebOfficial/status/1635952081302589441?s=20
Coinweb to bring cross-chain tokenisation to Layer 2 https://cryptoslate.com/coinweb-to-bring-cross-chain-tokenisation-to-layer-2/
“A Thread on L2 Scalability, Network Efficiency and Throughput/TPS” by Anton on Twitter https://twitter.com/CoinwebOfficial/status/1633424957693915137
A Leading Layer 2 Platform Looking To Tackle Crypto's Interoperability Issue https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cryptocurrency/23/02/31067514/a-leading-layer-2-platform-looking-to-tackle-cryptos-interoperability-issue
“The Reality of Large-scale Enterprises Adopting Blockchain Technology” an article by Toby Gilbert for CityAM Magazine https://www.cityam.com/the-reality-of-large-scale-enterprises-adopting-blockchain-technology/
Coinweb Labs is proud to unveil LinkMint 📷📷, our groundbreaking Cross-Chain Tokenisation Platform and DeconX, our integrated native DEX! Live Walkthrough Demonstration for the Community by Toby, Knut, and Alexander. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSKA3cAB15U
Toby’s full presentation at Token2049-London https://youtu.be/pdtKx3vAs9c

On the Radar
Consensus 2023, Apr 26-28 (Austin, Texas) PCE Price Index Report, Apr 28 (Washington DC)
FOMC Meeting, May 2-3 (Washington DC) Web3 Weekend, May 8-13 (Jakarta) Consumer CPI Index Print, May 10 (Washington DC) Non Fungible Conference, Jun 7-9 (Lisbon) AIBC Asia, Jul 19-22 (Manila)
TOKEN2049, Sep 13-14 (Singapore)
Blockchain Events curated by CryptoNomad https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KtyFTb_W282bQ1xoVA5rlTwTDz3QfhswWIVpXhpbQIc/edit

On the Block(chain)
Bitcoin drops to $27k range again, liquidating $200M https://cryptoslate.com/bitcoin-drops-down-to-27k-range-again-liquidating-170m-and-77k-traders/
Bitcoin correlation with gold surges amidst First Republic Bank news https://cryptoslate.com/insights/bitcoin-correlation-with-gold-surges-amidst-regional-banking-news/
Arkham denies erroneous Bitcoin alert; says alert was sent just after 6% crash https://cryptoslate.com/intelligence-platform-arkham-sent-incorrect-bitcoin-alert-coinciding-with-6-crash/
Regulatory forced Kraken exits make up the majority of ETH principal withdrawals https://cryptoslate.com/insights/regulatory-forced-kraken-exits-make-up-the-majority-of-eth-principal-withdrawals/
CertiK offers Merlin DEX rogue developers 20% white hat bounty https://cryptoslate.com/certik-offers-merlin-dex-rogue-developers-20-white-hat-bounty/
NFT traders averaging 1k ETH loss per day — blue chip NFTs floor price tanks https://cryptoslate.com/nft-traders-averaging-1k-eth-loss-per-day-blue-chip-nfts-floor-price-tanks/
Social Media App MeWe to Bring Frequency Blockchain's Self-Sovereign Identity to Its 20M Users https://www.coindesk.com/web3/2023/04/26/social-media-app-mewe-to-bring-frequency-blockchains-self-sovereign-identity-to-its-20m-users/

Competitive Landscape
Circle introduces cross-chain USDC protocol https://www.coindesk.com/tech/2023/04/26/circle-unveils-new-method-for-moving-usdc-between-blockchains/
Lens Protocol launches scaling solution ‘Bonsai’ https://cryptoslate.com/lens-protocol-launches-scaling-solution-bonsai/
A $1.4T Financial Giant Expands Its Money Market Fund on Polygon https://www.coindesk.com/business/2023/04/26/a-14t-financial-giant-expands-its-money-market-fund-on-polygon/
Cata Labs Raises $4.2M to Develop 'Bridging' Software https://www.coindesk.com/business/2023/04/26/cata-labs-raises-42m-to-build-cross-chain-bridge-for-modular-blockchains/
Bitget becomes the first to support Liquid Staking Derivatives as collateral for futures https://cryptoslate.com/press-releases/bitget-becomes-the-first-to-support-liquid-staking-derivatives-as-collateral-for-futures/
Meta says 40% of Instagram content is AI-recommended; retains Metaverse focus https://cryptoslate.com/meta-says-40-of-instagram-content-is-ai-recommended-retains-metaverse-focus/
Snapchat integrates AI chatbot that users need to pay to turn off https://cryptoslate.com/snapchat-integrates-ai-chatbot-that-users-need-to-pay-to-turn-off/
XRPL Grant Program calls for Web3 financial innovation: Wave 6 now open https://cryptoslate.com/xrpl-grant-program-calls-for-web3-financial-innovation-wave-6-now-open/
Layer Zero launches Essence, allowing anybody to spin up and run a validator (Oracle & Relayer) in <1 hour https://twitter.com/LayerZero_Labs/status/1651395324936867840?s=20
Port3 Network Launches a New Round of Incremental User Acquisition for Web3 Social Data Gateway https://cryptoslate.com/press-releases/soquest-app-launch-port3-network-launches-a-new-round-of-incremental-user-acquisition-for-web3-social-data-gateway/

US. Coordinated Regulation Failures
US Congress can use stablecoin bill to strengthen Dollar competitiveness: Circle CEO https://cryptoslate.com/us-congress-can-use-stablecoin-bill-to-strengthen-dollar-competitiveness-circle-ceo/
Crypto Innovation and Regulation Can Co-Exist, Top Industry Executives Agree https://www.coindesk.com/consensus2023/2023/04/27/crypto-innovation-and-regulation-can-co-exist-top-industry-executives-agree/
Franklin Templeton CEO: The Future of the Crypto Industry Is Regulated https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2023/04/26/franklin-templeton-ceo-the-future-of-the-crypto-industry-is-regulated/
Ex-CFTC Head Says Regulators Can Engage With Crypto 'If They Have the Will to Do So' https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2023/04/26/ex-cftc-head-says-regulators-can-engage-with-crypto-if-they-have-the-will-to-do-so/
Grayscale CEO Expects Decision on Attempt to Overturn SEC's ETF Rejection by End of 3Q https://www.coindesk.com/business/2023/04/26/grayscale-ceo-expects-decision-on-attempt-to-overturn-secs-etf-rejection-by-end-of-3q/
Why the Politics of Crypto Feels Different This Time https://www.coindesk.com/consensus-magazine/2023/04/26/sec-gary-gensler-why-politics-of-crypto-feels-different-this-time/

World
Where Will Japan's $2.9 Trillion Insurers Put Their Money? Five Takeaways for Global Markets https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-04-27/five-takeaways-from-japan-s-big-global-market-influencers
Binance’s CZ ranked among the richest men in finance https://cryptoslate.com/binance-cz-ranked-among-the-richest-men-in-finance/
USDC Stablecoin Strengthened by U.S. Banking Crisis in March, Circle CEO Says https://www.coindesk.com/business/2023/04/26/usdc-stablecoin-was-strengthened-by-us-banking-crisis-in-march-allaire-says/
Tradfi Sees Opportunity in Crypto Despite ‘Red Wedding,’ Burning Buildings https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2023/04/26/tradfi-sees-opportunity-in-crypto-despite-red-wedding-burning-buildings/

Thought Leadership
Security lessons and insights from the greatest crypto heists of all time https://cryptoslate.com/security-lessons-and-insights-from-the-greatest-crypto-heists-of-all-time/
CeFi Exchanges Helped Mass Crypto Adoption; DeFi Will Further It https://www.coindesk.com/business/2023/04/26/cefi-exchanges-helped-mass-crypto-adoption-defi-will-further-it/
Technology Is Blocking Mass Adoption of Web3 https://www.coindesk.com/web3/2023/04/26/technology-is-blocking-mass-adoption-of-web3/
Salesforce Exec: Web3 Needs a 'Reboot' https://www.coindesk.com/web3/2023/04/26/salesforce-exec-web3-needs-a-reboot/
Tokenization of Real-World Assets 'Changes How Value Is Transferred' https://www.coindesk.com/consensus2023/2023/04/26/tokenization-of-real-world-assets-changes-how-value-is-transferred/

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2023.04.25 08:31 ruKawin Tuesday, 25th April 2023

Tuesday, 25th April 2023
This edition of The Daily Spin was published on-chain via Mirror.xyz and can be collected at:https://mirror.xyz/rukawin.eth/nEEDOGUW7RgkxllUTcJrUFqIYiWe549ZJabgIZtYLbc
The Daily Spin. Hotel Tuesday Edition. Most charts continue to show red as the markets consolidate before the PCE index report due on April 28th, however analysts have noted that support levels for Bitcoin are holding strong with positive expectation to the upside as we approach the end of the month. Early May will see the next FOMC meeting, with a 25 bps hike anticipated and priced into the market as of current conditions. Bitcoin’s price continues its volatility as questions concerning the US debt ceiling rise to the front of the narrative.
Dorian Nakamoto speaks out about his past involvement with government contracts, further extending the mystery and shroud around the tale of the true creator of Bitcoin. Stablecoin demand drops contrary to industry expectations. Is memecoin season over – as Floki Inu posts 50% gains alongside testnet launch and Binance.US listing? Bitget token $BGB also announces listing to BitFinex, adding to its total liquidity and outpacing gains in the exchange token sector as of yesterday.
Speaking of exchanges… KuCoin’s Twitter account was hacked; OPNX becomes kryptonite; Binance launches ChatGPT powered “Sensei” bot; VISA is aggressively looking to hire a crypto engineer for their co-pilot AI development; Bitcoin inscriptions surge in supply without equivalent demand; Ordinals Finance rugs for over $1m; the first NFT insider trading lawsuit has been launched; Coinbase files legal action against the SEC for clarity on regulations; and the US’ regulatory environment failures have brought Russia up to the 2nd ranked country for crypto mining, as well as causing crypto entities like Gemini to leave the jurisdiction for better pastures outside the purview of the US legal system.
China ramps up its push for CBDC adoption. Trust Wallet announces that it was recently hacked and has opened claims for reimbursements. The hack was identified from a vulnerability in its WASM code, and the firm asserts no relation to the ongoing MetaMask exploit that is currently being investigated. And in TL, the creator of Aptos weighs in on the most likely industry verticals that will usher the next wave of adoption and an analyst claims that Ethereum whales and institutions are using ETH bulls as exit liquidity as the price of ETH rejects back from major resistance levels… here is our round-up of curated news and opinions (surely biased) from the world of Blockchain, keeping you informed into the market news with the most trending, in-the-know, and controversial topics. In the name of transparent, dissemination of information to keep you curious, inspired, and clinically sane…
Ongoings at Coinweb
Coinweb Completes Integration of 4 New Blockchains Delivering Along its Roadmap for Cross-Chain Interoperabilityhttps://finance.yahoo.com/news/coinweb-completes-integration-4-blockchains-154031366.html?guccounter=1
Coinweb Prioritises Community Trust with Transparent Reserve Allocationhttps://medium.com/@Coinweb.io/coinweb-prioritises-community-trust-with-transparent-reserve-allocation-ce14063b6fa9
CWEB Token Usage and Utilityhttps://medium.com/@Coinweb.io/cweb-token-usage-913307f8f441
Coinweb has Closed $2 Million Fundraising Round from SAVA Investment Managementhttps://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/23/04/a31637718/coinweb-has-closed-2-million-fundraising-round-from-sava-investment-management
The Coinweb Monthly Spin - Sixth Edition: Coinweb Project's Monthly Round-Up and Curated News & Events From The Bleeding Edge of All Things Web3https://coinweb.beehiiv.com/p/coinweb-monthly-spin-sixth-edition?_gl=1*1lv6vvu*_ga*NjEwNTkwMjc0LjE2NzU3NTc5NjQ.*_ga_E6Y4WLQ2EC*MTY4MDQ5NDg4Mi4yMy4xLjE2ODA0OTU1ODcuMzguMC4w
SoftServe, Ultra, Coinweb, ConsenSys, DSCVR and XDC Foundation on Blockchain Misconceptionshttps://thefintechtimes.com/softserve-ultra-coinweb-consensys-dscvr-and-xdc-foundation-on-blockchain-misconceptions/
Coinweb’s Layer 2 marks 4 million transactions milestonehttps://twitter.com/CoinwebOfficial/status/1638125472814092291?s=20
Coinweb Partners With Ceffu for Institutional Crypto Custodyhttps://www.ceffu.com/blog/coinweb-partners-with-ceffu-for-institutional-crypto-custody?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=organic_social&utm_campaign=cweb0321
“A Thread on Refereed Delegation of Computation” by Kawin on Twitterhttps://twitter.com/CoinwebOfficial/status/1635952081302589441?s=20
Coinweb to bring cross-chain tokenisation to Layer 2https://cryptoslate.com/coinweb-to-bring-cross-chain-tokenisation-to-layer-2/
“A Thread on L2 Scalability, Network Efficiency and Throughput/TPS” by Anton on Twitterhttps://twitter.com/CoinwebOfficial/status/1633424957693915137
A Leading Layer 2 Platform Looking To Tackle Crypto's Interoperability Issuehttps://www.benzinga.com/markets/cryptocurrency/23/02/31067514/a-leading-layer-2-platform-looking-to-tackle-cryptos-interoperability-issue
“The Reality of Large-scale Enterprises Adopting Blockchain Technology” an article by Toby Gilbert for CityAM Magazinehttps://www.cityam.com/the-reality-of-large-scale-enterprises-adopting-blockchain-technology/
Coinweb Labs is proud to unveil LinkMint 📷📷, our groundbreaking Cross-Chain Tokenisation Platform and DeconX, our integrated native DEX! Live Walkthrough Demonstration for the Community by Toby, Knut, and Alexander.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSKA3cAB15U
Toby’s full presentation at Token2049-Londonhttps://youtu.be/pdtKx3vAs9c

On the Radar
Consensus 2023, Apr 26-28 (Austin, Texas)PCE Price Index Report, Apr 28 (Washington DC)
FOMC Meeting, May 2-3 (Washington DC)Web3 Weekend, May 8-13 (Jakarta)Consumer CPI Index Print, May 10 (Washington DC)Non Fungible Conference, Jun 7-9 (Lisbon)AIBC Asia, Jul 19-22 (Manila)
TOKEN2049, Sep 13-14 (Singapore)
Blockchain Events curated by CryptoNomadhttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KtyFTb_W282bQ1xoVA5rlTwTDz3QfhswWIVpXhpbQIc/edit

On the Block(chain)
Bitcoin creator mystery continues: Dorian Nakamoto speaksout, unveils government contracting pasthttps://cryptoslate.com/bitcoin-creator-mystery-continues-dorian-nakamoto-speaksout-unveils-government-contracting-past/
The surprising truth behind Stablecoin demand: A steep drop contradicts industry expectationshttps://cryptoslate.com/insights/the-surprising-truth-behind-stablecoin-demand-a-steep-drop-contradicts-industry-expectations/
Bitcoin’s price volatility continues amidst U.S. debt ceiling uncertaintyhttps://cryptoslate.com/insights/bitcoins-price-volatility-continues-amidst-u-s-debt-ceiling-uncertainty/
KuCoin’s Twitter account hacked – exchange says it will reimburse victimshttps://cryptoslate.com/kucoins-twitter-account-hacked-exchange-says-it-will-reimburse-victims/
Venture capital firms distance themselves from OPNX fundinghttps://cryptoslate.com/venture-capital-firms-distance-themselves-from-opnx-funding/
Binance launches ChatGPT-powered ‘Sensei’ chatbothttps://cryptoslate.com/binance-launches-chatgpt-powered-sensei-chatbot/
First NFT insider trading case launched: Potential to set precedent for digital assetshttps://cryptoslate.com/first-nft-insider-trading-case-launched-potential-to-set-precedent-for-digital-assets/
Ordinals Finance carries out $1M exit scamhttps://cryptoslate.com/ordinals-finance-carries-out-1m-exit-scam/

Competitive Landscape
Trust Wallet Issues Alert After Suffering Exploit, Says Reimbursement Plans Now in Orderhttps://dailyhodl.com/2023/04/24/trust-wallet-issues-alert-after-suffering-exploit-says-reimbursement-plans-now-in-orde
Visa hiring crypto engineer with focus on AI-written smart contractshttps://cryptoslate.com/visa-hiring-crypto-engineer-with-focus-on-ai-written-smart-contracts/
Bitcoin Inscriptions surge: 200k created in one day – yet demand remains minimalhttps://cryptoslate.com/insights/bitcoin-inscriptions-surge-200k-created-in-one-day-yet-demand-remains-minimal/
Apple Will Take Scattershot Approach to Pitching AVR Headsethttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/newsletters/2023-04-23/apple-s-ar-vr-headset-plans-ipad-apps-fitness-sports-viewing-gaming-music-lgtgopgx?cmpid=BBD042323_MKT&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_term=230423&utm_campaign=marketsasia
Floki Inu rallies 50% alongside testnet staking launch, Binance.US listinghttps://cryptoslate.com/floki-inu-rallies-50-alongside-testnet-staking-launch-binance-us-listing/
Teahouse Finance raises $5M to combat concentrated liquidityhttps://cryptoslate.com/teahouse-finance-raises-5m-to-combat-concentrated-liquidity/
Bitget’s Native Token BGB to be Listed on Bitfinex, Driving Liquidity and Accessibilityhttps://cryptoslate.com/press-releases/bitgets-native-token-bgb-to-be-listed-on-bitfinex-driving-liquidity-and-accessibility/

US. Coordinated Regulation Failures
Coinbase files action against SEC seeking clarity on crypto regulationshttps://cryptoslate.com/coinbase-files-action-against-sec/
Russia Becomes Second-Biggest Crypto Miner After the US As American Regulatory Landscape Shiftshttps://dailyhodl.com/2023/04/24/russia-becomes-second-biggest-crypto-miner-after-the-us-as-american-regulatory-landscape-shifts-report/
US Banking Crisis Triggered $68,000,000,000 in Outflows From Global Financial Gianthttps://dailyhodl.com/2023/04/24/us-banking-crisis-triggered-68000000000-in-outflows-from-global-financial-giant-report/
Texas digital asset service provider bill passes House votehttps://cryptoslate.com/texas-digital-asset-service-provider-bill-passes-house-vote/
US DOJ charges North Korean bank official charged in 2 crypto laundering conspiracieshttps://cryptoslate.com/us-doj-charges-north-korean-bank-official-charged-in-2-crypto-laundering-conspiracies/
Judge approves alternate monitoring software on SBF parents’ phoneshttps://cryptoslate.com/judge-approves-alternate-monitoring-software-on-sbf-parents-phones/
Gemini Expands Beyond US Borders Amid Regulatory Uncertainty With Upcoming Launch of New Crypto Exchangehttps://dailyhodl.com/2023/04/24/gemini-expands-beyond-us-borders-amid-regulatory-uncertainty-with-upcoming-launch-of-new-crypto-exchange/

World
Macron’s Push to Get China’s Help on Ukraine Is Unravelinghttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-04-23/macron-s-push-to-get-china-s-help-on-ukraine-is-unraveling-fast?cmpid=BBD042323_MKT&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_term=230423&utm_campaign=marketsasia&leadSource=uverify%20wall
China ramps up efforts to push CBDC adoption among publichttps://cryptoslate.com/china-ramps-up-efforts-to-push-cbdc-adoption-among-public/
World Economic Forum highlights flare emissions for Bitcoin mininghttps://cryptoslate.com/world-economic-forum-highlights-flare-emissions-for-bitcoin-mining/
German state regulators begin privacy inquiry into ChatGPThttps://cryptoslate.com/german-state-regulators-begin-privacy-inquiry-into-chatgpt/
Korea Blockchain Week Returns in 2023 Following Enormously Successful 2022 Editionhttps://cryptoslate.com/press-releases/korea-blockchain-week-returns-in-2023-following-enormously-successful-2022-edition/
Spanish police dismantled a crypto scam organization that bagged over $110Mhttps://cryptoslate.com/spanish-police-dismantled-a-crypto-scam-organization-that-bagged-over-110m/

Thought Leadership
Aptos (APT) Creator Says Gaming, Entertainment and Two Other Industries Will Bring Next Wave of Crypto Adoptionhttps://dailyhodl.com/2023/04/24/aptos-apt-creator-says-gaming-entertainment-and-two-other-industries-will-bring-next-wave-of-crypto-adoption/
Whales and Institutions Using Ethereum Bulls As Exit Liquidity As ETH Rejects From Resistancehttps://dailyhodl.com/2023/04/24/whales-and-institutions-using-ethereum-bulls-as-exit-liquidity-as-eth-rejects-from-resistance-top-analyst/

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2023.04.24 06:58 ruKawin Monday, 24th April 2023

Monday, 24th April 2023
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The Daily Spin. Midway Monday Edition. The markets take a small knock as liquidity is flushed out of the OI, but is still showing significant weight towards the long leverages over shorts. In comparison with all the prior pullbacks we’ve seen during previous bull-runs, we are still young in comparison of timeframe and total market capitalisation metrics as of now. ETH erases all post-Shapella gains, and memecoin season is at fault for the exorbitant gas-fees seen on ETH during the past week (between 35-70 gwei). Gensler’s testimony in front of US Congress leaves an indelible mark of reluctance to act decisively, and placing an unfair environment on US-based crypto companies has started to take its toll as leaders such as Coinbase look to move operations abroad. Let’s take a look at some of the key indicators that would signal an imminent recovery of the Total Market Cap, and always bear in mind the current narrative of “de-dollarization” underway with the leadership of the BRICS nations – and the burning embers left ablaze on the US Banking Sector and Financial Markets.
Kinjal Patel of Vrinsoft Technologies’ offers a take on the “Top Game-Changing Blockchain Trends… 2023,” in a HodlX guest post with the categories listed out in the synopsis below (there are none that we shouldn’t be aware of). But I do find it interesting that there are people who still adamantly believe in the potential of blockchain to transform all sorts of industry verticals, even as AI-LLMs are literally spawning new use cases every single day and even faster as the technology compounds upon itself for exponential growth and the fastest iteration cycles we’ve ever experienced as a species.
Check out the Top 8 Must-Have Features for Mobile Crypto Wallets (I think we’re 7 of 8, if I’m not mistaken) puts it clearly and does a fair job of market research for product preference sensitivities. Take a look at the market through the lens of Net Liquidity. MyELisitng, in collaboration with Coinbase Commerce – creates the first platform to buy and sell real estate with crypto, and does it in the US of all places. An opinion-editorial on why the EU has MiCA and the US has regulatory shenanigans, while Treasury Secretary Yellen declares Russia, Iran and China as “conspiring” to dump the Dollar. Meanwhile, smaller economies such as Hong Kong are taking advantage of the US’ misstep to provide fertile grounds for crypto economies. And lastly, Footprint Analytics releases a piece on the potential of blockchain gaming through player data… here is our round-up of curated news and opinions (surely biased) from the world of Blockchain, keeping you informed into the market news with the most trending, in-the-know, and controversial topics. In the name of transparent, dissemination of information to keep you curious, inspired, and clinically sane…
Ongoings at Coinweb
Coinweb Completes Integration of 4 New Blockchains Delivering Along its Roadmap for Cross-Chain Interoperability https://finance.yahoo.com/news/coinweb-completes-integration-4-blockchains-154031366.html?guccounter=1
Coinweb Prioritises Community Trust with Transparent Reserve Allocation https://medium.com/@Coinweb.io/coinweb-prioritises-community-trust-with-transparent-reserve-allocation-ce14063b6fa9
CWEB Token Usage and Utility https://medium.com/@Coinweb.io/cweb-token-usage-913307f8f441
Coinweb has Closed $2 Million Fundraising Round from SAVA Investment Management https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/23/04/a31637718/coinweb-has-closed-2-million-fundraising-round-from-sava-investment-management
The Coinweb Monthly Spin - Sixth Edition: Coinweb Project's Monthly Round-Up and Curated News & Events From The Bleeding Edge of All Things Web3 https://coinweb.beehiiv.com/p/coinweb-monthly-spin-sixth-edition?_gl=1*1lv6vvu*_ga*NjEwNTkwMjc0LjE2NzU3NTc5NjQ.*_ga_E6Y4WLQ2EC*MTY4MDQ5NDg4Mi4yMy4xLjE2ODA0OTU1ODcuMzguMC4w
SoftServe, Ultra, Coinweb, ConsenSys, DSCVR and XDC Foundation on Blockchain Misconceptions https://thefintechtimes.com/softserve-ultra-coinweb-consensys-dscvr-and-xdc-foundation-on-blockchain-misconceptions/
Coinweb’s Layer 2 marks 4 million transactions milestone https://twitter.com/CoinwebOfficial/status/1638125472814092291?s=20
Coinweb Partners With Ceffu for Institutional Crypto Custody https://www.ceffu.com/blog/coinweb-partners-with-ceffu-for-institutional-crypto-custody?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=organic_social&utm_campaign=cweb0321
“A Thread on Refereed Delegation of Computation” by Kawin on Twitter https://twitter.com/CoinwebOfficial/status/1635952081302589441?s=20
Coinweb to bring cross-chain tokenisation to Layer 2 https://cryptoslate.com/coinweb-to-bring-cross-chain-tokenisation-to-layer-2/
“A Thread on L2 Scalability, Network Efficiency and Throughput/TPS” by Anton on Twitter https://twitter.com/CoinwebOfficial/status/1633424957693915137
A Leading Layer 2 Platform Looking To Tackle Crypto's Interoperability Issue https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cryptocurrency/23/02/31067514/a-leading-layer-2-platform-looking-to-tackle-cryptos-interoperability-issue
“The Reality of Large-scale Enterprises Adopting Blockchain Technology” an article by Toby Gilbert for CityAM Magazine https://www.cityam.com/the-reality-of-large-scale-enterprises-adopting-blockchain-technology/
Coinweb Labs is proud to unveil LinkMint 📷📷, our groundbreaking Cross-Chain Tokenisation Platform and DeconX, our integrated native DEX! Live Walkthrough Demonstration for the Community by Toby, Knut, and Alexander. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSKA3cAB15U
Toby’s full presentation at Token2049-London https://youtu.be/pdtKx3vAs9c

On the Radar
Consensus 2023, Apr 26-28 (Austin, Texas)
Web3 Weekend, May 8-13 (Jakarta) Non Fungible Conference, Jun 7-9 (Lisbon) AIBC Asia, Jul 19-22 (Manila)
TOKEN2049, Sep 13-14 (Singapore)
Blockchain Events curated by CryptoNomad https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KtyFTb_W282bQ1xoVA5rlTwTDz3QfhswWIVpXhpbQIc/edit

On the Block(chain)
First Mover Asia: What's Next After Bitcoin's Retreat https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2023/04/24/first-mover-asia-whats-next-after-bitcoins-retreat/
Ether Erases All Gains From Shanghai Rally as Bitcoin, Other Crypto Prices Also Fall https://www.coindesk.com/business/2023/04/21/ether-erases-all-gains-from-shanghai-rally-as-bitcoin-crypto-prices-fall/
Judge Rules Bored Ape Yacht Club Ripoff NFTs Violated Yuga Copyright https://www.coindesk.com/web3/2023/04/22/judge-rules-bored-ape-yacht-club-ripoff-nfts-violated-yuga-copyright/
Meme season blamed for jump in Ethereum (ETH) gas fees: Glassnode https://cryptoslate.com/meme-season-blamed-for-jump-in-ethereum-eth-gas-fees/
Here’s When We Can Get Optimistic About Crypto Markets Again, According to Analyst Benjamin Cowen https://dailyhodl.com/2023/04/23/heres-when-we-can-get-optimistic-about-crypto-markets-again-according-to-analyst-benjamin-cowen/

Competitive Landscape
Here Are Six New Projects Looking to Mitigate Bitcoin Mining’s Energy Footprint https://www.coindesk.com/business/2023/04/22/here-are-six-new-projects-looking-to-mitigate-bitcoin-minings-energy-footprint/
Ethereum’s Shanghai Upgrade Spurs Institutional Investment Into Staking https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2023/04/21/ethereums-shanghai-upgrade-spurs-institutional-investment-into-staking/
Zero-knowledge proofs vs. CBDCs: the fight for privacy amid central banks’ bid for control https://cryptoslate.com/zero-knowledge-proofs-vs-cbdcs-the-fight-for-privacy-amid-central-banks-bid-for-control/
Reddit, Stack Overflow to charge AI developers for data harvesting https://cryptoslate.com/reddit-stack-overflow-to-charge-ai-developers-for-data-harvesting/
Top AI dataset pulls data from BitcoinTalk, Steemit, and U.S. SEC https://cryptoslate.com/top-ai-dataset-pulls-data-from-bitcointalk-steemit-and-u-s-sec/
Tron’s $60B goal in sight as stablecoin dominance surges – fueled by Tether’s impressive run https://cryptoslate.com/trons-60b-goal-in-sight-as-stablecoin-dominance-surges-fueled-by-tethers-impressive-run/
Ethereum (ETH) Rival Solana (SOL) Rolls Out New Carbon Emissions Dashboard To Track Environmental Footprint https://dailyhodl.com/2023/04/22/ethereum-eth-rival-solana-sol-rolls-out-new-carbon-emissions-dashboard-to-track-environmental-footprint/

US. Coordinated Regulation Failures
Why the EU Has MiCA and the U.S. Has Securities Law Confusion https://www.coindesk.com/consensus-magazine/2023/04/20/why-the-eu-has-mica-and-the-us-has-securities-law-confusion/
Gemini to Open a Crypto Derivatives Platform Outside the U.S. https://www.coindesk.com/business/2023/04/21/gemini-to-open-a-crypto-derivatives-platform-outside-the-us/
Paxful CEO steps down, vows to make users whole by creating a Public Trust https://cryptoslate.com/paxful-ceo-steps-down-vows-to-make-users-whole-by-creating-a-public-trust/
Crypto Now Dead in America as US Authorities Target Nascent Industry, Says Billionaire Chamath Palihapitaya https://dailyhodl.com/2023/04/23/crypto-now-dead-in-america-as-us-authorities-target-nascent-industry-says-billionaire-chamath-palihapitaya/
Incoming ‘FedCoin’ Will Track Everyone in New 1984-Style System, Says Robert Kiyosaki https://dailyhodl.com/2023/04/23/incoming-fedcoin-will-track-everyone-in-new-1984-style-system-says-robert-kiyosaki/
Coinbase’s Brian Armstrong Says Congress Needs To Step In Now That SEC Has Caused Untold Harm to US Investors https://dailyhodl.com/2023/04/23/coinbases-brian-armstrong-says-congress-needs-to-step-in-now-that-sec-has-caused-untold-harm-to-us-investors/
$190,000,000,000 Teachers’ Fund Writes Off Massive Crypto Investment Loss After Collapse of FTX: Report https://dailyhodl.com/2023/04/23/190000000000-teachers-fund-writes-off-massive-crypto-investment-loss-after-collapse-of-ftx-report/
Americans’ Savings About To Be Eviscerated by Inflation as US Desperately Tries To Pay Debts: Arthur Hayes https://dailyhodl.com/2023/04/23/americans-savings-about-to-be-eviscerated-by-inflation-as-us-desperately-tries-to-pay-debts-arthur-hayes/
US To Suffer Devastating Hyperinflation, War, Starvation As BRICS Dumps Dollar: Robert Kiyosaki https://dailyhodl.com/2023/04/23/us-to-suffer-devastating-hyperinflation-war-starvation-as-brics-dumps-us-dollar-robert-kiyosaki/

World
Fed balance sheet declines for fourth consecutive week – down $141B https://cryptoslate.com/insights/fed-balance-sheet-declines-for-fourth-consecutive-week-down-141b/
MyEListing, With Help From Coinbase Commerce, Creates the World’s First Place To Buy and Sell US Real Estate With Crypto https://dailyhodl.com/2023/04/21/myelisting-with-help-from-coinbase-commerce-creates-the-worlds-first-place-to-buy-and-sell-us-real-estate-with-crypto/
American Currency Dominance at Risk As China, Russia and Iran Conspire To Dump Dollar: Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen https://dailyhodl.com/2023/04/22/us-dollar-at-risk-as-china-russia-and-iran-conspire-to-dump-usd-treasury-secretary-janet-yellen/
US Dollar ‘Finished’, American Empire in Peril As Strategic Rivals Target USD: Ex-Goldman Executive https://dailyhodl.com/2023/04/22/us-dollar-finished-american-empire-in-peril-as-strategic-rivals-target-usd-ex-goldman-executive/
Evidence Shows China Is on Quest To Dethrone US Dollar: White House Top Economic Adviser Nominee https://dailyhodl.com/2023/04/23/chinas-quest-to-dethrone-us-dollar-will-be-detrimental-for-america-white-house-top-economic-adviser-nominee/

Thought Leadership
The Biggest Crypto Bull Cycle Is Upon Us: Bernstein https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2023/04/18/the-biggest-crypto-bull-cycle-is-upon-us-bernstein/
Op-ed: Crypto firms should look East for growth opportunities as USD dominance wavers https://cryptoslate.com/crypto-firms-should-look-east-for-growth-opportunities-as-usd-dominance-wavers/
Footprint Analytics: Exploring potential of blockchain gaming through player data https://cryptoslate.com/exploring-potential-of-blockchain-gaming-through-player-data/
Net Liquidity: A comprehensive look at a vital financial metric https://cryptoslate.com/market-reports/net-liquidity-a-comprehensive-look-at-a-vital-financial-metric/
Top Eight Must-Have Features To Look For in a Mobile Crypto Wallet https://dailyhodl.com/2023/04/18/top-eight-must-have-features-to-look-for-in-a-mobile-crypto-wallet/
Top Game-Changing Blockchain Trends That Will Transform Industries in 2023 https://dailyhodl.com/2023/04/19/top-game-changing-blockchain-trends-that-will-transform-industries-in-2023/

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2023.04.21 07:06 ruKawin Friday, 21st April 2023

Friday, 21st April 2023
This edition of The Daily Spin was also published on-chain via Mirror.xyz and can be collected at: https://mirror.xyz/rukawin.eth/2v7iPwQN3KUYZZs0G5ZOQcmR3DGCueBi3n6bbh1WQI8

The Daily Spin. Fractal Friday Edition. The markets are in full pullback with BTC dropping almost to $28k and over $300m in long liquidations within the past 48hrs. ETH Layer 2 bridging is up six-fold YoY, Coinbase’s Base network gets an OpenZepplin security integration, and The Graph launches subgraph hosted services to support their move to decentralisation. 1inch launches its protocols on zk-Sync Era, live as of today – as privacy and scaling continue to drive use cases for zero-knowledge technology. Aleph Zero launches a $50m ecosystem fund, and Microsoft Azure Marketplace integrates an on-ramp to blockchain data. Algorand is down 10% despite the Foundation denying allegations that Algo is a security, and ApeCoin DAO votes to give $1m to the Ethereum Foundation for support of further development activities.
The big news for the day is the EU Parliament passing the “Markets in Crypto Assets” (MiCA) regulatory framework, which will cover all cryptocurrencies and companies offering crypto-related services – and is widely considered the first comprehensive rule set for the crypto industry in the world. MiCA will come into effect in 2024. The regulations will also include the “travel rule,” which states that “information on the source of the [crypto] asset and its beneficiary will have to “travel” with the transaction and be stored on both sides of the transfer,” in an attempt to curb AML and CTF transactions.
Meanwhile, the BIS and BoE have concluded their pilot program for “DLT Settlements” (note the change from “CBDC’s”) and Societe Generale’s crypto-arm announces their plans to launch a Euro-pegged stablecoin. The Dutch authorities have released Tornado Cash developer Alexsey Pertsev “under supervision” with an ankle bracelet (how barbaric, these things we still do).
In today’s TL section, we take a look at the potential of multi-chain to connect and transform DeFi; Decentralized Physical Infrastructure, or DePIN, as one of the most important innovations of this technological iteration; there is another overview of the Shapella upgrade (in case you missed it); and lastly, Cardano releases its first “Annual Report” covering the protocol developments and foundation progress over 2022… here is our round-up of curated news and opinions (surely biased) from the world of Blockchain, keeping you informed into the market news with the most trending, in-the-know, and controversial topics. In the name of transparent, dissemination of information to keep you curious, inspired, and clinically sane…
Ongoings at Coinweb
Coinweb Completes Integration of 4 New Blockchains Delivering Along its Roadmap for Cross-Chain Interoperability https://finance.yahoo.com/news/coinweb-completes-integration-4-blockchains-154031366.html?guccounter=1
Coinweb Prioritises Community Trust with Transparent Reserve Allocation https://medium.com/@Coinweb.io/coinweb-prioritises-community-trust-with-transparent-reserve-allocation-ce14063b6fa9
CWEB Token Usage and Utility https://medium.com/@Coinweb.io/cweb-token-usage-913307f8f441
Coinweb has Closed $2 Million Fundraising Round from SAVA Investment Management https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/23/04/a31637718/coinweb-has-closed-2-million-fundraising-round-from-sava-investment-management
The Coinweb Monthly Spin - Sixth Edition: Coinweb Project's Monthly Round-Up and Curated News & Events From The Bleeding Edge of All Things Web3 https://coinweb.beehiiv.com/p/coinweb-monthly-spin-sixth-edition?_gl=1*1lv6vvu*_ga*NjEwNTkwMjc0LjE2NzU3NTc5NjQ.*_ga_E6Y4WLQ2EC*MTY4MDQ5NDg4Mi4yMy4xLjE2ODA0OTU1ODcuMzguMC4w
SoftServe, Ultra, Coinweb, ConsenSys, DSCVR and XDC Foundation on Blockchain Misconceptions https://thefintechtimes.com/softserve-ultra-coinweb-consensys-dscvr-and-xdc-foundation-on-blockchain-misconceptions/
Coinweb’s Layer 2 marks 4 million transactions milestone https://twitter.com/CoinwebOfficial/status/1638125472814092291?s=20
Coinweb Partners With Ceffu for Institutional Crypto Custody https://www.ceffu.com/blog/coinweb-partners-with-ceffu-for-institutional-crypto-custody?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=organic_social&utm_campaign=cweb0321
Coinweb’s Fireside Chat Series, digitALL: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality https://twitter.com/CoinwebOfficial/status/1636676933361745920?s=20
"A Thread on Refereed Delegation of Computation” by Kawin on Twitter https://twitter.com/CoinwebOfficial/status/1635952081302589441?s=20
Coinweb to bring cross-chain tokenisation to Layer 2 https://cryptoslate.com/coinweb-to-bring-cross-chain-tokenisation-to-layer-2/
"A Thread on L2 Scalability, Network Efficiency and Throughput/TPS” by Anton on Twitter https://twitter.com/CoinwebOfficial/status/1633424957693915137
A Leading Layer 2 Platform Looking To Tackle Crypto's Interoperability Issue https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cryptocurrency/23/02/31067514/a-leading-layer-2-platform-looking-to-tackle-cryptos-interoperability-issue
"The Reality of Large-scale Enterprises Adopting Blockchain Technology” an article by Toby Gilbert for CityAM Magazine https://www.cityam.com/the-reality-of-large-scale-enterprises-adopting-blockchain-technology/
Coinweb Labs is proud to unveil LinkMint 📷📷, our groundbreaking Cross-Chain Tokenisation Platform and DeconX, our integrated native DEX! Live Walkthrough Demonstration for the Community by Toby, Knut, and Alexander. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSKA3cAB15U
Toby’s full presentation at Token2049-London https://youtu.be/pdtKx3vAs9c

On the Radar
Consensus 2023, Apr 26-28 (Austin, Texas)
Web3 Weekend, May 8-13 (Jakarta) Non Fungible Conference, Jun 7-9 (Lisbon) AIBC Asia, Jul 19-22 (Manila)
TOKEN2049, Sep 13-14 (Singapore)
Blockchain Events curated by CryptoNomad https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KtyFTb_W282bQ1xoVA5rlTwTDz3QfhswWIVpXhpbQIc/edit

On the Block(chain)
$300M liquidated in Bitcoin’s descent below $29k https://cryptoslate.com/300m-liquidated-in-bitcoins-descent-below-29k/
Ethereum layer 2 bridging up sixfold year-on-year in Q1 — Alchemy https://cointelegraph.com/news/ethereum-layer-2-bridging-up-sixfold-year-on-year-in-q1-alchemy
Coinbase’s Base network gets OpenZeppelin security integration https://cointelegraph.com/news/coinbase-s-base-network-gets-openzeppelin-security-integration
Subgraph hosted service launches as The Graph prepares for decentralization https://cointelegraph.com/news/subgraph-hosted-service-launches-as-the-graph-prepares-for-decentralization
1inch launches protocols on zkSync Era https://cryptoslate.com/1inch-launches-protocols-on-zksync-era/
Algorand down 10% despite Foundation claims that it isn’t security https://cryptoslate.com/algorand-down-10-despite-foundation-claims-that-it-isnt-security/
ApeCoin community approves $1M donation to Ethereum development https://cryptoslate.com/apecoin-community-approves-1m-donation-to-ethereum-development/

Competitive Landscape
Aleph Zero launches $50M ecosystem funding program https://cointelegraph.com/news/aleph-zero-launches-50m-ecosystem-funding-program
Privacy, scaling drives use cases for zero-knowledge technology https://cointelegraph.com/news/privacy-scaling-drives-use-cases-for-zero-knowledge-technology
Microsoft Azure Marketplace integrates on-ramp to blockchain data https://cointelegraph.com/news/microsoft-azure-marketplace-integrates-on-ramp-to-blockchain-data
Trezor confirms refusing coinjoin UTXOs to protect privacy of others https://cryptoslate.com/trezor-confirms-refusing-coinjoin-utxos-to-protect-privacy-of-others/
BitTorrent token defies market uncertainty; BTT posts 22-week high https://cryptoslate.com/bittorrent-token-defies-market-uncertainty-btt-posts-22-week-high/
Ripple, FTX, Tezos leaders affected by Twitter’s blue checkmark removals https://cryptoslate.com/ripple-ftx-tezos-leaders-affected-by-twitters-blue-checkmark-removals/

US. Coordinated Regulation Failures
SEC tells financial professionals that crypto assets demand ‘heightened scrutiny’ https://cryptoslate.com/sec-tells-financial-professionals-that-crypto-assets-demand-heightened-scrutiny/
Texas bill could require crypto firms to show they can cover user balances https://cryptoslate.com/texas-bill-could-require-crypto-firms-to-show-they-can-cover-user-balances/
Fed Governor highlights benefits, risks of tokenization and smart contracts https://cryptoslate.com/fed-governor-highlights-benefits-and-risks-of-tokenization-and-smart-contract/

World
BIS, Bank of England conclude DLT settlements pilot https://cointelegraph.com/news/bis-bank-of-england-concludes-blockchain-int-l-settlements-pilot
Societe Generale’s crypto arm to launch Euro-pegged stablecoin https://cryptoslate.com/societe-generales-crypto-arm-to-launch-euro-pegged-stablecoin/
EU’s MiCA crypto regulatory framework passes final parliamentary voting https://cryptoslate.com/eus-mica-crypto-regulatory-framework-passes-final-parliamentary-voting/
Brazil investigating Binance over illegal derivatives offerings https://cryptoslate.com/brazil-investigating-binance-over-illegal-derivatives-offerings/
Dutch court to release Tornado Cash dev Alexey Pertsev under surveillance https://cryptoslate.com/dutch-court-to-release-tornado-cash-dev-alexey-pertsev-under-surveillance/

Thought Leadership
Connecting DeFi: How multichain token systems can improve liquidity https://cointelegraph.com/news/connecting-defi-how-multichain-token-systems-can-improve-liquidity
DePIN will become one of this decade’s most important crypto investments https://cointelegraph.com/news/depin-will-become-one-of-this-decade-s-most-important-crypto-investments
Everything you need to know about ETH Shapella withdrawals https://cryptoslate.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-eth-shapella-withdrawals/
Cardano Foundation releases its first annual report https://cardanofoundation.org/pdf/cf-annual-report-2022.pdf

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