Hey everyone! Here’s part VI of VII as we catch up with the latest - your week at Parachute + partners (7 Feb - 13 Feb'20):
As we walked into the Parachute anniversary week, the PAR4PAR raffle entered stage twelve with a prize pool of more than 1M $PAR. Wow! Did you know that Shawn, Andy and Brian (Trujillo) are a day older than $PAR? Belated birthday wishes to all four! And what a birthday celebration it was! Events galore throughout the week kicked off by Cap’s email followed by Gian’s special Two-for-Tuesday with party classics and bonus tips for party GIFs. Doc Vic (Victor Anox) hosted a trivia in TTR with 1k $PAR per question in prizes. In the birthday special events, we had an anniversary special Parena with a prize pool of 106k $PAR ("Prize will be three 000's added to the amount of people that join!"). Congratulations Darren! The other Doc Vic (from Cuba) hosted an anniversary special free-for-all duel in the Parachute War Zone for a 25k $PAR prize pool. Noice! Runners posted their sprints in the Parachute Running Club for some cool $PAR. Gamers played Space Orbit for more $PAR. Alexis ran the twelfth raffle for the 1M $PAR prize pool. Congratulations to the winners. That is a boatload of $PAR! Alexis also announced a new style of raffle that will begin two weeks later. Cap extended the Two-for-Tuesday to Wednesday to get more folks posting birthday songs or just about any video of themselves like Mr. Nobody. He also shared some epic snapshots (with 500k $PAR hidden) of what’s coming up for Parachute in the coming weeks in addition to the journey so far. Yup, you heard that right – a fiat on/off ramp, a <redacted> integration and a Parachute Dex (with a $PAR base pair). Jason launched a special #wholesomewed on the occasion – set up a short term goal that is achievable within six months, work towards it and win $PAR as you progress per week. The best part of the birthday celebrations were the Parachute OGs peeping in to say Hi. Thank you for making it to the party, folks!
Parachute 2018 v/s Parachute 2020
Don’t forget to vote for the mightiest “TTR Avenger” for a chance to win some cool $PAR. Gamer Boy hosted a trivia in TTR based on rebus puzzles for a 10k $PAR prize pool. Doc Vic held another CoD flash game in the Parachute War Zone for some cool $PAR prizes. Thanks for the $PAR shoutout, Franklin! If you haven’t yet joined ParJar Gaming, you just missed a chance to win some cool $SNTVT prizes. Thank you for the shoutout, Uptrennd! TTR crew launched a referral campaign to get to 3000 members within the week. Tons of $PAR were given away in the process. For new peeps who ask “what do I do to get tipped?”, TTR has an answer.
Scenes straight out of Frozen in Georgia. Pic Credits: Chris
Tropical paradise in Puerto Rico. Pic Credits: Cap
Blissful sunset in Havana. Pic credit: Doc Vic (from Cuba)
Thanks Jenn for being awesome: First submission to last week’s #wholesomewed prompt
Jeff from Uptrennd wrote about $1UP’s recent performance plus a sneak peek into the upcoming own-a-community feature. He also interviewed Factom’s David Johnston in a freewheeling chat about crypto and finance. After last week’s District Registry launch, the registry can now accept district proposals (instead of just GitHub). The District Registry introduction post was published on Cent as well (with a hidden easter egg). Catch up on the latest District Weekly here. Hydro crew travelled to Israel to represent the project at Our Crowd Summit. Want to know how fintechs use APIs and how its benefits them? Read about it here. Hydro had an AMA on Publish0x this week which turned out to be one of the most engaging ones ever. Plus, 300k $HYDRO tokens were given away. Sweet! The Hydro Events Marketplace was released to the public for beta testing. For the latest sneak peek on Hydro Pay testing, click here. Silent Notary’s Ubikiri unveiled a feed channel for community discussions which will be their primary mode of communication from now on. Sentivate is looking for a new logo for their Wyoming company. There’s USD 100 in BTC if your entry makes it to their selections. In OST’s latest tech update report, Jason explains how OST’s layer-2 tools make it easier for devs to build on Ethereum. For Pepo updates, click here. 1MillionDevs announced a collaboration with Pepo to grow the Ethereum community through the app. As ETHDenver’s official community app, Pepo is sponsoring the UX Awards at the event. On that occasion, the team published a guide to good UX for participants. Plus, there’re also Mile High Missions to earn Pepo tokens. SelfKey’s January update report was published. The team also compiled an exhaustive list of major crypto exchange hacks. Constellation’s community-sourced mainnet wallet, Molly, was unveiled this week. Check out this tweet thread by Startdust Collective (Constellation’s education handle) to understand what Dcode accelerator program means for the project. The project also joined blockchain accelerator MouseBelt's Blockchain Education Alliance. Read more about it here. Ben Jorgensen and Benjamin Diggles sat down for an interview on the BlockHash podcast to talk all things Constellation. Cool $DAG art Crypto Oranium!
Pepo Mile High Missions at ETHDenver
Pynk co-founder Zack invited the community to share their learnings from Pynk. Some great insights followed. Wibson’s Director of Research Carlos Sarraute, along with other collaborators, published a paper on a scalable protocol for making ERC20 token distributions inexpensive. The team opened up a data privacy survey for Spanish speakers. A recent article on Ambito.com covering personal data protection featured Wibson as well. For the transcript of GET Protocol’s AMA with Decentralised Club, click here. The team will appear for an AMA with Crypto Gems next week. GET will be handling ticketing for singer Guus Meeuwis’ stadium shows this year. Congrats! Global Crypto Alliance’s $CALL token was listed with a $BTC pairing on ProBit Exchange (and its $USDT pairing discontinued) this week. The team hosted a fun quiz session in their Telegram channel and gave away some sweet $CALL tokens to the community. They also announced a partnership with Finexca to spread the word on the project in Africa. COTI’s revised token metrics and network growth update was published. 400M $COTI tokens are also being shipped off to a vault. Read more about it here. If you missed DoYouTip’s token swaps on ParJar and Txbit, fret not. You can still manually swap as per the instructions here. Check out Harmony’s January milestones summary in this blog post. The latest weekly highlights from the entire team can be found in this tweet thread. Matt and Cem from the engineering team explained how a sample NFT trade could look like on Harmony. The project’s latest initiative “Harmony Office Hours” aims to get community feedback on a regular basis. The first one was opened up to get inputs on staking. The $ONE token swap went live on Honest Mining. CEO Stephen Tse chatted with Block99 about the future of DeFi and about Harmony.
UX mockup of planned Harmony Validator Details page
aXpire crew were at the Legaltech Legalweek 2020 Conference in New York last week representing Bilr. Click here for some pictures from the event. aXpire’s sister company LSG announced a partnership with LEDES Oversight Committee which is a leading global non-profit that oversees legal data exchange standards to get Bilr into the hands of more law firms through the LEDES network. LSG also entered into a partnership with payment fintech AffiniPay to integrate its LawPay solution into Bilr. CEO Gary Markham travelled to a roundtable event hosted by Opalesque in Miami to talk on sovereignty and digital currencies. YouTuber Cedric BK will record his first video on crypto by reviewing the 2gether platform. Looking forward! In #XIOSocial discussions this week, we learnt about what XIO Citizens do IRL and discussed about an XIO-for-dummies-demo and interest vs stake fee rewards model. The XLP crossed USD 50k in locked assets this week. Noice! Also, congratulations on turning 1 year, $BOMB. Have you had a chance to check out the influencer marketing platform being built by Bounty0x? If not, click here to have a look. Founder Angelo Adam shared a company update as well. Ethos’ parent company Voyager acquired Circle’s retail investing platform Circle Invest this week. This is huge! The news was also covered on Coindesk and Yahoo Finance. This means 40k+ new users will be joining Voyager soon. Click here to read more about it and about Voyager’s 1 year journey so far (having launched exactly a year back). The latest Switch update was released. It details some of the upcoming developments such as new smart contract for SwitchDex, atomic swaps for $BTC and $BCH etc. As of this week, nearly USD 10M worth of $FTM is now staked on the mainnet yielding one of the highest staking rewards as per CryptoDiffer. $FTM can now be purchased for fiat in Europe through Bitladon. Fantom announced a partnership with Ethereum Classic to bring DeFi features into their ecosystem. $ETC will be used as a collateral to mint stablecoins modelled on $DAI using the XAR Network. The latest rundown on the Fantom wallet can be found here. Having already added support to Korean and Chinese to the various ecosystem tools, the community voted to also add Spanish another supported language.
And with that, we close for this week in the Parachuteverse. See you again soon. Ciao!
P.S. The cover pic for this article is a ParJarGaming artwork created by Jordy Manyoma (from Sentivate). Epic stuff!
This article is a repost of our weekly update post.