November 28, 2018

Ohio accepts Bitcoin for taxes, US Treasury sanctions 2 Bitcoin addresses, Gnosis Safe (Smart contract wallet) released on mainnet.

Apologies for this week’s delay for the newsletter. We will strive to continue delivering every Monday/Tuesday.

For all Toronto subscribers to this newsletter, there is a ChainSafe event for the Ethereum developer community this Friday! Lots of great speakers and demos will be at this event.

Reminder to anyone holding onto AION tokens to get them swapped via their Token Bridge.

Blockgeeks released a great comparison summary on five different smart contract platforms and their goals.

Fred Wilson wrote a short piece about the current bear market and comparisons to the 2000s tech bubble. Great summary for anyone feeling down on prices.

Congratulations to Ohio for being the first state to accept Bitcoin as acceptable payment for taxes. We applaud you.


Events

Blockcast Events:
December 16, 2018 @ 11am: Blockcast Media Workshop

Upcoming Toronto Area Blockchain Events
November 30, 2018 @ 5:30pm: Ethereum Coding, Updates and Demos
December 6, 2018 @ 7pm: Block 8: Enterprise Blockchain Radically Simplified
December 10, 2018 @6pm: Polkadot - Toronto - Community Launch

Upcoming Significant Blockchain Events [All times in EST (-4 UTC)]:
Now - End of November: AION Token Swap
January 16, 2019: Ethereum Constantinople Hard Fork (Tentative)
January 24, 2018: Bakkt Launch (Delayed until Jan 2019)

For further significant events, check our Google Calendar.


News:

Education

A great reddit summary on why Ethereum has such vast potential.

Legal

The U.S. Treasury Department has added two bitcoin addresses to its individual sanctions list, both tied to an Iranian ransomware plot.

Developers

OneClickDapp: Instantly build a dApp with a simple URL to bookmark or share with a friend.
Ethereum Scratch extension: Can send ether, deploy token contracts and send token transactions

General

Gnosis Safe, dubbed as the first smart contract wallet, has been released on mainnet.
First ever public offering of equity on Blockchain - Neufund
Cryptocup Integrates Dai to Offer a Stable Prize Pool
Bitcoin Close to Overtaking MasterCard in Daily Transfers


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