"I prefer Geen Wallet or Mycelium, Samour-lie sends your transaction information to Blockstream who in turn works with law enforcement making blockchain tracking products."
- HelpNickTheBaller on Samourai Wallet, a wallet designed to keep your bitcoin transactions private. The kicker here, of course, is that GreenAddress was acquired by Blockstream, and Samourai's specific focus is on privacy and identity masking.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
🦁 Brave passes 3M MAU and the team's on track to hit 5M by end of 2018. Related: if you missed Balaji Srinivasan's thread on how crypto projects are evolving differently from social networks, you can read it here.
For a complete listof today's trending articles, head on over here.
READ OF THE DAY
📖Don't write your own smart contracts David Vorick urges us to avoid writing our own smart contracts, designing our own blockchains, and to realize the majority of high profile projects in this space were developed by people who aren't heeding this advice.
📖Herding one-million cats A look at the state of CryptoKitties today and where the team plans to go from here.
BLOG RESPONSE OF THE DAY
Nathaniel's response to: "I think VCs are better off partnering with existing funds like Notation, Coinfund, Figment, Bison Trails that are on the cutting edge, rather than building entirely separate teams internally" in Erik Torenberg's post A Primer on Mining 2.0.
🚀 ERC-1404: The team at TokenSoft just announced ERC-1404, a token standard that allows token issuers to enforce transfer restrictions within their smart contract, enabling them to control when those tokens can be transferred, how many tokens can be transferred, and under what conditions.
⚡️ Bitfury Clarke: Part of Bitfury's new generation of mining hardware, the Bitfury Clarke ASIC chip can reportedly execute a hashrate up to 120 GH/s, and its power efficiency rate is as low as 55 mJ/GH.
THING TO KNOW
The Lindy Effect offers an explanation for why some non-perishable items like songs and businesses survive longer than others. The Lindy Effect says that the observed lifespan of a non-perishable item is likely to be at its half-life. For further reading, check out Qiao Wang's post on the statistical fallacy behind the Lindy Effect.
🙌 S/O to Ana Jameel-Olsson for requesting today's Thing to Know
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