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Tab Sweep – 18 April 2018

A whole month without writing here. It turns out, writing a blog is probably a lot harder than making a weekly newsletter. Readers, and the like, because RSS while not dead, is just not mainstream. But I’m really meant to be collecting resources here for myself, right? Write like no one’s reading? I digress.

YouTube and Facebook Are Losing Creators to Blockchain-Powered Rivals – I just learned of DTube. In fact, in countries like China and South Korea, people are getting paid for the videos/livestreams they make, probably a lot more than YouTube, as it turns out people are used to paying/tipping for content. No blockchain required. How long can DTube run without constraints? YouTube started that way, and regulation eventually piles on. Interesting that DTube is powered by Steem (I like the idea behind Steem/Steemit).

Coinfirm – helps you confirm blockchain transactions, to manage risk & streamline compliance. Comes with an API, with AML/CTF risk reportage.

Man charged after robbing two victims of S$365,000 over fake bitcoin transaction – this Singaporean story has it all: Malaysian man, Singaporean Uber driver, fake bitcoin transaction, and a spending spree. The arrest of the Malaysian happened at the Shangri-La Sentosa. The offences happened at a Hotel 81 at Middle Road (why not the luxury InterContinental?). “Both the victims were bitcoin brokers looking to buy bitcoins.” – why would you carry so much cash is beyond me. Shady on both sides.

Blockchain and the Law: The Rule of Code – I’d watch the livestream, and read the book.

Goodbye ICOs, hello ILPs? – Initial Loan Procurements (ILPs) for fundraising, you get loans rather than coins, and you get into a loan agreement with legally binding smart contracts.

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