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Today in history (1860), Abraham Lincoln was appointed as the 16th President of the United States. 🙋♂️
In today's newsletter, we will be covering Ethereum (ETH) developers using the Lightning payments network to build bridges into the Bitcoin (BTC) ecosystem, President Erdogan expecting Turkey to finish testing digital lira in 2020 and Coca Cola using blockchain for $21-billion-per-year network. Today, we also have a special announcement from a sponsor, Titan. So be sure to check that out too!
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Been a good week thus far 👍
Over the past 24 hours, total market capitalization rose slightly from ~$251 billion to ~$253.7 billion, with most coins seeing gains in the ~1-3% range. 24-hour volume registered ~$90 billion. Notable mover of the day is VeChain (VET) and Algorand (ALGO), both up ~13.8% and ~17.8% for the day.
BTC is currently trading at ~$9,390, up ~0.8% over yesterday. On the daily chart, BTC is still holding above its 21-, 50- and 100-day EMA support lines, and RSI is at ~58 (been in that region over the past week), indicative of moderate bullish momentum. BTC's 21-day EMA line has also crossed to the upside of its 50-day EMA line. BTC continues to be trading within its lower highs and lower lows trading pattern it has been trading within since late June this year. 👀
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Ethereum (ETH) developers are using the Lightning payments network to build bridges into the Bitcoin (BTC) ecosystem.
Venture-backed crypto startup Radar, best known for its decentralized exchange (DEX) relayers for 0x has just launched a service, RedShift, that allows people to pay a lightning invoice from an ethereum wallet.
MetaMask wallet users with an in-browser widget will be able to add a second widget to their browsers and paste a lightning invoice into the ethereum wallet. On the back end, Radar will swap the ETH for BTC and manage channels so the recipient is paid in BTC. This widget will eventually connect the user to a pool of market makers beyond Radar.
According to Radar product lead Brandon Curtis, a large majority of the crypto community are "interested in multiple chains, in multiple assets, and want to build things that bridge between them".
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has directed the Turkish government to finish testing the national digital bank currency (CBDC), a national blockchain-based digital lira, by 2020. It is planned to be issued by the Central Bank in accordance with the 2020 Annual Presidential Program.
The government intends to create a software platform for instant payments based on the digital lira, and will be involving the national technology innovation agency, the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) in the project as well. 👍
The digital lira's launch is part of Turkey's plan to boost the local economy by creating a robust financial industry with a strong institutional system "that can respond to the financing needs of the real sector at a low cost, offer different financial instruments to a wide investor base through reliable institutions and support Istanbul's goal of becoming an attractive global financial center".
The technology company managing IT operations for Coca Cola's bottlers, Coke One North America (CONA), is implementing a blockchain solution created by German software business SAP to handle its supply chain's cross-party transactions.
The company oversees various franchises that manage almost 160,000 orders daily, which at times suffer from cross-party transactions that are inefficient and slow. 😩
CONA expects to use blockchain to lower the time of order-reconciliation from 50 days to a mere few days via "an inter-organizational, transparent distributed ledger" that offers real-time insights of the transactions made by the network's bottlers.
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Special announcement 📢 - Massively Better Mining: Meet Titan ⚡
At the start of 2019, Bloq unveiled one of the most exciting and potentially transformative projects in its BloqLabs portfolio: Titan. To bookend the year, they are returning to the Lion City with an update on their vision and roadmap.
Titan originally launched with a strong focus on solving an emerging issue: managing and optimizing a mine’s hardware at a massive scale, and have often joked that “plugging your miner into the network should be the last thing you get out of your chair to do.”
Soon, the team realized that it’s not enough to make mines work better, and that they needed to make mining itself work better. This means delivering greater stability, accessibility, and transparency, worldwide. (With a name like “Titan”, they make no small plans.)
Their proposed answer - the tokenization of mining hash power - should come to no surprise to anyone who has followed Titan’s parent company, Bloq, and its renowned founders. To learn more, come see Bloq Chairman Matthew Roszak and Titan CEO Ryan Condron about the tokenization of hashpower at “The Capital”. For extra credit, download the preliminary white paper and read ahead!
Blockchain-based digital trading platform Tradewind Markets has launched a new "Origins" system on its platform to trace the sources of its physical gold and other precious metals. 💰
Ripple's investment branch and tech incubator Xpring has completed a strategic investment into smart contract program, Flare Networks. 📊
A draft document released by the European Union proposed that the union should contemplate creating its own digital currency. ✨
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