Sup peeps! Here’s your week at Parachute + partners (28 Feb - 5 Mar'20):
The latest #FPL update shared by LordHades had an upset this week. Alexis toppled LH to get to first position on the leaderboard. It’s getting uber tight in the top 3 slots. Bose’s Friday quiz in TTR was based on random trivia. As announced last week, Tavo hosted a CoD Battle Royale in the Parachute War Zone this week. Congrats to Ridwan for winning top spot. He also held a Battle Royale while Alejandro hosted a gun mode flash game this week. This was followed by a gun mode flash game hosted by Alejandro for $PAR prizes. Clinton wins hearts as always. So wholesome! And Jose is a genius. He just mixed “PAR” and “token” into a wicked beat. Haha. Epic! In ParJar Gaming, 10k $AMGO tokens were given out for playing pinball. New partners joined ParJar Gaming with Deng, Intellishare, Jobchain and Yazom being March game sponsors. Congratulations to Nuno for winning this week’s Parena. Have a sweet tooth? Don’t forget to try Eric’s recipe. Afful’s trivia in TTR had 10k $PAR in prizes. Charlotte hosted another trivia as well. Victor’s TTR quiz was a ton of fun as always. If you've been in Parachute for a while, you'll know that Alexis has freshwater shrimp as pets at home. He shared a glimpse of them with fellow Parachuters. Belated birthday wishes to Charlotte. This week’s Two-for-Tuesday by Gian required sharing music "from bands with only one word names". If you missed TFT, Sebastian made sure to keep the playlist updated with this week’s posts. Thanks Sebas! Doc Vic announced plans to add new games to the Parachute War Zone. This week’s #wholesomewed by Jason involved Parachuters drawing happy childhood memories (but not sharing any explanation for the drawings) and others guessing the context.
Eric’s crystallised violets masterclass
And this is where he got the violets from. Wow! Just wow
Catch up on the latest aXpire updates here and here. What does the LEDES partnership which was announced last month mean for the road ahead? Matthew explained in his article. The monthly 200k $AXPR burn went ahead like clockwork. 2gether was selected as one of 10 Spanish startups in Desafia’s Winter 2020 cohort in San Francisco. Congratulations on crossing 20k users! Their growth story was published on El Referente. In #XIOSocial discussions this week, Citizens talked about the implications of groupthink and general consensus on XIO. In case you missed, two articles were published last week – one on tokenomics deep dive and another one on crowdstaking. Birdchain’s $BIRD token was listed on Probit exchange. For the latest weekly update from Switch, click here. Fantom acquihired its validator GoFantom’s team to its dev crew this week. The project officially shifted all its discussions to Discord. The Telegram channel will go into read-only mode. For the latest weekly update, click here. CMO Michael Chen attended an H2 event to discuss Web 3.0. On the backdrop of crypto gaining legitimacy in South Korea, Generation Crypto compiled a list of top 3 South Korean crypto projects. Fantom made it to the list. Noice! Uptrennd opened up to all topics starting this week and celebrated the occasion with a giveaway. YouTuber Christopher Carruthers (Cash Alternative TV) featured Uptrennd in his list of "8 Cool Digital Currency Social Media and Content Sites". Jeff interviewed Energi's Ryan Lucchese on the project’s future update items. Uptrennd kickstarted an article-of-the-month contest which will now happen every month for sweet prizes. So get writing! In the backdrop of the Steemit takeover events, Uptrennd announced a welcome bonus for the Steemit community. The 1UP Charity Wheel is a fun event aimed at giving back. Don’t forget to nominate someone. Opacity released their 2020 roadmap. For the latest District0x dev update and district weekly, click here and here respectively.
Opacity’s 2020 roadmap
Fi Scantamburlo from Wibson talked about data privacy while presenting at the VeneCoiners meetup this week. The team also conducted a survey recently on data privacy concerns. The results of the survey were put up in a blog post. TLDR – people are worried about their personal data being misused and need solutions. Harmony’s mainnet $ONE stats are now available on CoinGecko. Want to find out the speed of transaction between shards? Watch this video. Harmony won a community vote to get added to staking platform Sprout through Sesameneed’s nodes. Both teams sat down to share details of the partnership. For the latest #pow thread, click here. Founder Stephen Tse also published a February update report. ViteX became the first DEX to support the mainnet $ONE coin and the crew celebrated it with a trading competition. The first episode of Harmony Spotlight, their weekly video newsletter, was aired this week. A new Twitter handle was launched to broadcast mainnet and testnet status updates. GET Protocol’s GUTS Tickets will be setting up a ticketing venture in South Korea named getTickets. On this occasion the team shared a detailed February report. The report also covered a blockchain update including documentation of its ticketing standards – state change batches, event wiring, state change receipts. The team appeared for an AMA with BlockToday. Global Crypto Alliance ($CALL token) hosted a fun quiz for the community this week. $CALL was listed on Stake Swap. Following $COTI’s Binance listing last week, COTI shared its FUD-response to some claims of poor code. COTI’s white label solutions for MyFirstWallet.io and Blockchain Dollars were explained in their recent use-case articles. A new advanced node was added to the mainnet. As merchants require native $COTI coins for processing fees, the first merchant coin purchase from open market happened this week. February staking rewards were distributed as well. DoYouTip’s $DYT token swap was completed on all channels this week. And congratulations on crossing the follower and member milestones on Twitter and Telegram.
Some cool $GET merch were given away to the community
In this week’s educational content from Hydro, the crew explained about virtual cards and how to issue them using Hydro. They also shared a list of top Canadian fintech startups. The platform added financial data providers Barchart and Intrinio as API integrations. Sentivate tested its social platform for the community before beta release this week. The social site will act as a melting pot for all $SNTVT fans and users – technical and non-technical. OST was featured to Santiment’s list of top 10 ERC20 projects with highest Github activity in February. The team was at EthCC this week where Jason gave a talk on Ethereum UX, Chief Blockchain Strategist Benjamin Bollen presented on Mosaic scaling solution and Chief Engagement Officer Simona Pop talked about opportunity & choice and community building in crypto. And saving the best for the last. Media website Decrypt announced the launch of its native token built on OST tech. The news was also covered by The Block. Crypto lending platform CoinLoan joined SelfKey’s Loans Marketplace this week. Check out the project’s February updates here. The team also compiled a comprehensive list of data breaches in 2019 and 2020 and published its choice of top 10 crypto exchanges. Constellation CEO Ben Jorgensen's full interview of the Head of National Science Foundation, Doug Maughan, came out this week. If you missed CTO Wyatt Meldman-Floch's technical AMA this week, you can catch up here. Yazom published their February update report which mostly consisted of 2020 roadmap items. One of the strongest aspects of Pynk is its crowd wisdom. As per Pynksters, Bernie Sanders leads the Democratic Presidential Nominee poll by a fairly large margin. The crew also weighed in on the effects of epidemics on economy in the backdrop of markets crashing across the globe amid fears of the spread of Coronavirus. Shuffle Monster founder Agustin Aguilar announced the launch of a refurbished website built with crowd-sourced contributions. The latest CyberFM payout was this week.
And with that, it’s a wrap! See you again with another weekly roundup. Cheerio!
P.S. The cover pic for this article features a few pictures from Alexis’ pet shrimp aquarium. Such a colourful crew, Alexis!
This article is a repost of our weekly update post.