- Spencer. Regardless of outcome, we've set a calendar reminder to retweet this on December 31, 2019.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
🕵️♀️ r/EthTrader suspects Bitmex is behind Ethereum's latest tumble. Specifically, users on the subreddit blame Bitmex's perpetual swap feature for the price drop, so they're calling for the SEC to intervene.
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READS OF THE DAY
📖Dockerizing Bitcoin Francis Pouliot on open-sourcing a repository of Bitcoin-related dockerfiles and configurations for web applications. Bitcoindockers.com is where all Bitcoin docker container projects that have been coded or reviewed will be published.
📖An Illustrated Primer on Cross Currency Swaps in HTLCs. Jinglan Wang provides a comprehensive breakdown on how Hashed Timelock Contracts are used in atomic swap implementations.
📖Introducing the 4th era of crypto: Crypto-institutionalization. Yaniv Feldman on how the next era of cryptocurrencies is going to be led by traditional financial institutions and central banks.
THOUGHT OF THE DAY
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"If you look at last few years of crypto investing, VCs have largely looked at crypto companies effectively as decentralized companies -- as equities. But, as things have played out, value hasn’t accrued to equity in the parent company; it has instead accrued to the token network. Speculative value, to be sure, but value nonetheless.
So, VCs responded by amending LPAs to invest directly in digital assets via SAFTS. They figured out custody, etc...but blockchain is a little more complicated than that, and requires a little more thinking about what is the correct way to structure an investment.
With layer 2 technologies on the horizon, it’s important to note that layer 2 technologies don’t have tokens the way we’re used to. They don’t have investable equity--they are open source projects. So, yet again, VCs have this investment conundrum: how do you capture the value of decentralized technologies directly?
Even more perplexingly: how do you participate as an investor when there’s no token or no equity…?"
🚀 Lattice1: A device that will function as a generalized “remote signer” capable of managing cryptocurrencies, digital identity, and more.
THING TO KNOW
Air Gapping a machine is the process of keeping a machine offline. Why air gap? It's a good way to keep sensitive information (like your private key) safe from malware and other malicious software. What are the steps to create a transaction using an air gapped machine? Check out Mason Borda's post on best practices here.