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Sankalp's Blockchain Express Weekly - A Lighter Take (Feb 12, 2019)

"Blockchain Express" is our lighter take on everything blockchain. Sometimes non Blockchain interesti
Sankalp's Blockchain Express Weekly
Sankalp's Blockchain Express Weekly - A Lighter Take (Feb 12, 2019)
By Sankalp Shangari • Issue #22 • View online
“Blockchain Express” is our lighter take on everything blockchain. Sometimes non Blockchain interesting stuff as well. Twitter and Social Media plagiarism at its best…..

Bezos and AMI saga, Jack Dorsey - beholder of the Lightning torch, continuing craziness over at Canadian exchange’s $190 mn disappearance, war of words between Block Pierce & Mt Gox plan, LTC & BNB on the move.

….but first some headlines. LTC & BNB rose about 25% and LTC was back to number 4. Overall momentum has been bullish past week. LTC was up- primarily due to potential Mimblewimble news, adding lightening nodes recently and privacy. Also halving is expected to happen sometime mid-year on LTC. BNB on the other hand has real use case and a fast growing fanbase - BNB chain, launchpad, rewards distribution, all new developments looking good.
👇 I think that was not only cool of Jack Dorsey to have accepted the LN torch, but tweeting the address in a single thread could be a highlight of times to come. Payments / Invoices via tweets?
Cool example of #BitcoinTwitter experimenting on the Lightning Network.

⚡️Torch received, now passing along to @starkness! #LNtrustchain
Arjun Balaji sums up the twitter reaction very well in his tweet below
Arjun Balaji
The year is 2024. Via a Musk-like maneuver, Cash App and Twitter have morphed, creating a Bitcoin-native millennial bank on top of the most important communications platform on the planet to offer un-censorable speech and payments. Jack wins the Nobel Peace Prize.
……and now CZ?
CZ Binance
Apparently, I hold the torch now. #LNTrustChain

I must say, it feels very cool in my virtual hand. :) Who should I send it to next?
👇 So it is 4 & 40 for Softbank. WoW. Thats 4 billion in just raw fee on 100 bn. Even if that was 2% - would’ve been out of the stadium. Josh calls it T-short cannons & Blockchain enabled dog walking startups LMAO. True though, LP’s could have been taken for a ride here by Softbank as they just invest blindly, left right and center. But the sheer scale of these investments can tilt things in their favour.
Downtown Josh Brown
re: this morning’s disappointing SoftBank IPO, relax. Remember that it could always be worse. You could be in the SoftBank Vision Fund paying 4 and 40 as they t-shirt cannon your money at WeWork and blockchain enabled dog-walking startups at the end of a 10 year economic cycle.
Another one claiming to be Satoshi and this time from Bitcoin Cash developer Amaury Sechet. I’m Queen Cleopatra. Thanks.
👇 Block Pierce is thinking of reviving Mt Gox, so is Mark Karpeles. Both hoping there is a $700-800 mn surplus and both hoping to pocket that. Innit? The whole thread is captured here - replies are awesome.
Deadal Nix
I am Satoshi Nakamoto. There it is said and I can prove it:
Mark Karpelès
@TuurDemeester @brockpierce No. No purchase agreement was ever even drafted, and the court didn't approve the LOI. I didn't hear of the price until recently either, and Tibanne has no record of any payment for the shares. MtGox official shareholders list doesn't list Brock Pierce anywhere.
No Cold Wallets? No Hot Wallets either? Taylor is disputing the basics here, with numbers and logic. Hail Quadriga !!!!!
Taylor Monahan
I'm seeing NO indication of Quadriga ever having cold / reserve wallets for ETH. Looking at their 3 main addresses:
0x027beefcbad782faf69fad12dee97ed894c68549 (green)
0x0ee4e2d09aec35bdf08083b649033ac0a41aa75e (blue)
0xb6aac3b56ff818496b747ea57fcbe42a9aae6218 (purple - active)
A story about a guy named Pecker getting exposed for trying to expose a dick pic belonging to a man who is world famous for his packages would be rejected by the Onion - @JerryDunleavy
Ashley Feinberg
the real fuck-you move would have been to publish the dick pics himself imo
Well done Jeff. Someone had to take on this kind of threats and media. So many of them everywhere now. Best part is where you say that if a person in your position cannot take them on, Then what about so many poor and vulnerable.
Arjun Balaji
Amazon's founder was extorted for nude photos when cheating on his wife.

Bitcoin's anonymous founder can never be extorted!

Long Bitcoin, short the Bezos! ⚡️
Pecker Stiffens Resolve Against Bezos "Extortion & Blackmail" Accusations
Bob Vulfov
[buys $12 in bitcoin] sorry friends i only associate with other aristocrats now
Downtown Josh Brown
Insert a third AirPod into your belly button for extra bass.
Neeraj K. Agrawal
@nic__carter Crypto bros are morons. If they didn’t guzzle it all I’d be able to use the geothermal energy in Iceland to charge my tesla in SF for free
CDP - Crypto Digital Pickpocketing - Decentralising Everything. Crypto-Stealing SIM Swapper Pleads Guilty, Gets 10 Years in Prison - Bitcoin News
Anthony Sassano
What bear market?

BitTorrent (BTT):
-Current market cap of $197mil (10x ICO)
-Only 17% of the total supply is currently circulating
-$600mil worth of 24hr trading volume (UPbit & Binance)

Serial scammer Justin Sun does it again!

Oh and don't forget the amazing marketing 👌
I had no idea that Alex as a serial entrepreneur with such rich experience. Great conversation between the two. Pomp at his best as usual - shorting bankers, longing BTC
Off the Chain: Alex Mashinsky: What Decentralization Really Means
Epicenter – Podcast on Blockchain, Ethereum, Bitcoin and Distributed Technologies | Listen via Stitcher Radio On Demand
With Facebook's acquisition of blockchain startup Chainspace, it now appears ever more likely that a company that stands for everything the cryptosphere opposes will one day launch its own magical internet money.
U.S.-based digital wallet Abra rolls out initial access to BTC investment in stocks and ETFs
One wallet, all services - recharges in 140 countries, GPS tracker and nearby payments, merchant solutions via GPS, exchange, Fiat coming soon etc etc. Good one team LALA
LALA World
A Download can EARN you Tokens 🎉
You read it right. 100 Lucky Winners will win 2,000 LALA Tokens every week. Download @AraxApp NOW👉
#YourUniversalCryptoWallet #crypto #bitcoin
Ryan and Arjun discuss crypto markets
Unqualified Opinions, Episode 1: Ryan Selkis and Arjun Balaji
Unqualified Opinions, Episode 1: Ryan Selkis and Arjun Balaji
Balaji S. Srinivasan
👏👏👏 This is what crypto is about — or should be. Mutually beneficial gains from trade and intellectual curiosity. A non-zero sum mentality. And, of course, getting more people into hard money.
Ryan Caldbeck
1/ Founder compensation. I’ve had conversations with 5-10 tech founders over past 2 months about their comp and the awkward conversations they have with their board about the topic.

Here I’ll hit on cash comp, equity refresh and secondary. Dangerous and uncomfy topics. Giddy-up
Great piece by Meltem on Governance - an evergreen burning topic in Crypto
Meltem Demirors
1/ humans: wonderfully complex, and often irrational.

while governance is not a new idea, trying to codify this process into software *is* a new phenomenon. join me for a deep dive of these experiments on the @CoinSharesCo blog 👇
Breakeven mining cost for BTC at $7000?
Re; Bitcoin Mining Fees Debate;

Daily Miner income today of c.$6,37m inclusive of $70k fees can be easily maintained with assumed increase in $BTC unit price.

Mining fees are 1% of the total mining income
Bitcoins revenue is 99% of total mining income
Murad Mahmudov 🚀
1/ This screams bearish.
Tweets about Bitcoin at the same level as 2014 and lower than at any point in 2016, like nothing has changed.

That is an absolute disaster for the price in the medium-term in my opinion.
We are adding this section from Messari’s website. One must visit for fair and comprehensive crypto stats.
Its the weekend, but crypto never sleeps 💤

Let's check in on today's movers:

⬆️ Gainers: $MET $LTC $ENG $MLN $EOS


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Sankalp Shangari

Based in Singapore, Sankalp is involved in most aspects of Blockchain - as an entrepreneur, consultant, investor in several AI & Tech related ventures. You can reach out on twitter /linkedin/ medium @sankalpshangari

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