This post was last updated on February 21st, 2020 at 12:52 am
In this issue:
- Crypto derivatives exchange FTX takes bets on 2020 candidates
- Etherisc and Chainlink bring fairness to flight insurance claims
- myNode makes it easy to run Bitcoin & Lightning
- Orchid offers on-demand online privacy
- Lightning lets e-sports spectators fund live in-game power-ups
We also show you how to build a Bitcoin arcade with a Pandora’s Box, an M5Stack, a pair of Lightning wallets, and hot glue.
All that and more in this week’s issue. But first, here’s some…
🚀 Updates From Nomics
- #1. Nomics Is First to List Handshake (HNS): This week, we completed an integration with Namebase, an exchange and registrar for Handshake domains. The integration made us the first crypto data aggregator to list live pricing information for Handshake’s native token, HNS. For more on Handshake and why it’s important, see our coverage in last week’s Popular Crypto.
- #2. Nomics Adds Exchanges CoinFLEX & Bilaxy, Upgrades 4 More: Along with Namebase, Nomics added crypto exchanges CoinFLEX and Bilaxy. The former earned an “A” Transparency Rating, indicating full transparency with regard to trade data granularity and history. The latter earned a “D” for providing low-granularity non-historical ticker data. Exchanges ZBG, LBank, BigONE, and DragonEx were all upgraded to “C” Transparency Ratings. This means that each now provides us with recent candle data, which we’ve made available on Nomics.com and through our market data API. To learn more about our crypto exchange rating system, check out the following essay.
- #3. New Capital Names Nomics One of Crypto’s Good Guys: In a post titled Crypto exchanges and data aggregators— the good (rare), the bad and the ugly, crypto exchange New Capital recognized Nomics as one of the few good actors in the space. They cited our Verified Exchange Program, which “serves to validate and rank the source exchanges in order to produce professional-grade market data” and our well-documented listing and integration process.
- #4. Economics of Proof-of-Work Mining: We’ve recorded another episode of our live webinar series, Flippening Podcast [LIVE]. This time, we welcomed Hasu, an independent cryptocurrency researcher who writes for Uncommon Core and Deribit. We discussed why Bitcoin needs miners, what miners do, and how the economic incentives work. Catch the replay here.
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And now, let’s see what the cryptocurrency world has brought us this week.