EthHub Weekly #74

Aya Miyaguchi Joins the EEA Board, Tornado Cash introduced, Gods Unchained hires former MTG: Arena director and much more!


Curated by Anthony Sassano (@sassal0x) and Eric Conner (@econoar)


🇩🇪 Berlin Blockchain Week

It’s finally here! Well, almost - Berlin Blockchain Week kicks off this weekend and will run until the 29th of August. Eric and I will both be there (I’ll be arriving the Sunday night whilst Eric arrives the Monday night) and we’ll be attending Dappcon and EthBerlin. I’ll also be attending MetaCartel Demo Day on the Monday (pending jet-lag status).

We hope to see some of our regular readers/listeners in Berlin so come up and say hello if you see us.

Have a great week everyone!

Anthony


News of the Week

🌐 15 Nations Plan Global Crypto Monitoring System

Fifteen nations are planning to set up a system to monitor cryptocurrency transactions alongside the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a Friday report indicates.

According to Nikkei Asian Review, the aim is to stem the movement of funds for illicit purposes, such as money laundering and funding of terrorism, by collecting and sharing transaction data, as well as the personal information of cryptocurrency users.

FATF, the international money-laundering watchdog, would manage the project, which is slated to be finalized by next year and live within several years. The 15 nations, including the G7 members, Australia and Singapore, would develop the system, says Nikkei.

🇨🇳 China’s Central Bank Digital Currency is “Ready”

A senior official at China's central bank announced at the China Finance 40 Group meeting last week that the country will soon roll out its central bank digital currency (CBDC.)

Mu Changchun, Deputy Chief in the Payment and Settlement Division of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC,) stated that the CBDC prototype exists and the PBOC's Digital Money Research Group has already fully adopted the blockchain architecture for the currency. China's CBDC will not rely entirely on a pure blockchain architecture, as this would not allow the currency to achieve the throughput required for retail usage.

According to Changchun, the currency has been in the research and development phase since 2014. At the meeting on Saturday, he said, "People's Bank digital currency can now be said to be ready."

👍 Aya Miyaguchi Joins the EEA Board

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) announced the addition of a newly appointed Board member, Ethereum Foundation’s Aya Miyaguchi, and the formation of the EEA Mainnet Initiative, a technical working group designed to accelerate and lead the collaboration between enterprises and the mainnet and vice versa.

“It is with great excitement that the EEA welcomes Aya Miyaguchi as the newest member of the Alliance’s Board. Aya, who serves as the Ethereum Foundation’s Executive Director, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the EEA and will be a tremendous asset as we continue to build out our roadmap,” said EEA Executive Director Ron Resnick.

As a member of the EEA Board of Directors, Aya will take part in guiding the organization’s vision, and in other initiatives as part of her participation with the EEA.


Project Updates

Introducing MetaMoneyMarket v0.1

MetaMoneyMarket is an open-source Ethereum protocol that seeks to maximize yield by connecting multiple money markets. When a user deposits into the MetaMoneyMarket, it will then send that deposit it to the market with the best rate, and rebalancing when it makes sense to, helping you earn the maximum amount of interest for your magical internet money.

Tornado Cash Introduced

Tornado.cash is a new tool that allows anyone to send Ethereum cryptocurrency 100% anonymously using non-custodial technology based on strong cryptography.

Kyber Ecosystem Report #5

Kybers 5th ecosystem report covers the networks growth, the launch of limit orders on KyberSwap, updates from various DeFi dapps that use Kyber, new Kyber integrations and much more.

Ethereum 2.0 Development Update #32 - Prysmatic Labs

With the Eth2 networking spec finally being merged, PryLabs can now focus on implementing the discovery of external peers, message propagation in the the network and the request and response of messages from peers and vice versa (between clients).

Former MTG: Arena Director Joins Gods Unchained

Gods Unchained, a blockchain-based strategy trading card game that leverages the Ethereum blockchain, announced that the former game director of Magic The Gathering: Arena, Chris Clay, is joining the team.

Sablier Raises a Grant

Sablier has raised a grant from MakerDAO to build out their platform which aims to make the payday loan industry obsolete.

MetaCartel DAO Wave 1 Funding

Mintbase, Odyssy, Kickback and MetaCartel DAO Reputation NFTs were all funded in this wave and will be building various Ethereum-based products.

Connext V2.0 on Testnet

V2 of Connext is now live on testnet with mainnet due sometime around ETHBerlin (pending contract audit results).

Introducing AirSwap Trader

Share and settle over-the-counter (OTC) trades with no counterparty risk, no deposits, and no fees. Trade any size and price between any two wallets. In public beta at https://trader.airswap.io/.

BlockCities Series 2

After a successful launch of their tiny crypto buildings in April, BlockCities is back with more Ethereum-generated CryptoCollectibles, this time with more base buildings, cool rooftops, and limited edition Specials.


Community Member Spotlight

This week we’re highlighting the great work of Virgil Griffith!

Virgil is a long-time Ethereum community member who currently works on “Special Projects” at the Ethereum Foundation. If you’re wondering what working on “Special Projects” entails, watch this video where Virgil explains all of the interesting things he works on.

Keep up the great work Virgil!


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