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Mesh News 08.02.18 – ConsenSys Media

stable digital assets and explains why they’re essential to the emerging decentralized economy. “A History of Disruption in the Energy Industry” — Ondiflo, a blockchain-based ticketing solution platform is exploring ways to integrate blockchain tech into the oil and gas industry. “The Hubs and Authorities in Transaction Networks”– Alethio’s data scientists dig into the Ethereum blockchain to identify the major players across the transaction network. “Agile at ConsenSys: An Operating Model for Decentralized Organizations” — Agile is not just a way to manage projects, but an infrastructure for an organization to effectively operate in a rapidly evolving industry. “Products as Portals: Designing dApps for Communities” — Blockchain designer Andy Morales analyzed Web 3.0 UX and shares some predictions and pro tips. “The Mindset of a Smart Contract Developer” — Micah Dameron from Diligence explores a philosophy of Smart Contract Development. “MIT’s Innovations Journal Spotlights Blockchain and Global Development” — Read the lead essay by Joe Lubin and find out how UNICEF, the World Bank, and the IMF are integrating blockchain and decentralization. ConsenSys Research collaborated with the U.S. Department of State and USAID to publish a special edition of the academic journal Innovations: Technology, Governance, Globalization with MIT Press, read the Blockchain for Global Development piece here by Bobbi Thomason, Mally Anderson and Joe Lubin By the Numbers

Check out 33 stats on Ethereum and ConsenSys to take a better pulse of the ecosystem.

16,678. The number of live Ethereum nodes. 60. The number of decentralized token exchanges currently live. 1,552 decentralized applications currently launched on Ethereum. 84,797. The Number of unique Ethereum addresses created on July 19th, 2018. 59% of fish labeled as ‘tuna’ is not tuna at all. 200+ open job positions at ConsenSys. Well-Put

“People are now, more than ever, acutely aware they’ve been using free products that have never actually been free. They have been the product. Their data has been harvested, packaged, and sold to advertisers. Journalism is useful to the major platforms insofar that it brings people back to these platforms — it just represents more data points. Today’s business model that connects news platforms with readers undermines journalism. We don’t see premium journalism being rewarded on these sites; we see far-leaning, sensationalist content being rewarded.” — Matthew Iles of Civil

Teamwork Kaleido invests in APAC in collaboration with AWS. Kaleido’s Blockchain Business Cloud is available today in Sydney and Seoul, with several other regions coming soon. ConsenSys Ventures and Magma Partners invest $600k in CryptoMKT. Founded in 2016 by Rafael Meruane and Martín Jofré, CryptoMarket is one of the largest cryptocurrency Exchanges in the LatAm area. Currently, there are more than 150,000 users who use the CryptoMarket platform.ConsenSys Ventures backed BlockFi raises $52.5M for cryptoasset-backed loans. This marks the first institutional investment in cryptoasset-backed loans. BlockFi is planning rapid expansion of cryptoasset-to-USD lending platform. Truffle deep dive. How to get started with the Ethereum developer’s swiss army knife. Gitcoin Gas Station. A new tool that shows historical and live gas prices. Technical intro to events and logs in Ethereum. Joseph Chow teases apart smart contract return values from asynchronous triggers and recommends a cheaper form of storage. Ethereum Developer Toolkit. A master list of essential Ethereum developer platforms, services, tools, and infrastructure.

August 2. ConsenSys Facebook. OpenLaw Explainer: The Future of Law. Aaron Law, law professor at Cardozo School of Law and the author of Blockchain and the Law will walk viewers through how OpenLaw works and field questions from the community.

August 4–5. London. Blockchain Game Hackathon.

August 10–12. Bangalore. ETHIndia. Bounties Network is launching Moksha Coin, an event-specific token to galvanize Ethereum community engagement in Asia.

September 7–9. Berlin. ETHBerlin. Workshops, mini-conf, hackathon, and a radical new experiment for Ethereum community engagement.

October 5–7. Portland. TruffleCon. Mark your calendars! Truffle has put out an open call for speakers and workshops. Submit your information here if you’re interested in being a part of TruffleCon 2018.

Live Bounties Verifiable ocean cleanup. Upload a timestamped photo of yourself with plastic you’ve cleaned up. Decentralized video map of the world. Upload a 30 second video of yourself in your hometown. Accelerators, Alphas, Hackathons, and More Tachyon. Blockchain accelerator. 8–15 early-stage Ethereum projects will receive $75–100k in pre-seed funding and slingshot from idea to MVP in 8 weeks. Cellarius Alpha. When fans become creators. Gitcoin’s Issue Explorer. Claim an issue, fulfill it, get paid in ETH. Careers

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