Chain Reaction - 17th April 2023
Meetup replays, the ETH Merge and more
Happy Monday folks, if you missed it last week, we had an Aus DeFi event with Stone & Chalk and NAB. The full replay is here
Was also great to see folks from our Aussie community like Daniel Bar (of BitFwd Capital) and our own Mark Monfort (of NotCentralised) featuring alongside the likes of Arthur Hayes and others in this Defiant News article on the ETH Merge/Shapella upgrade https://thedefiant.io/ethereum-shapella-upgrade-live
Our tweet about it here too
Also, share a little love for our friend and community member Simo Leonelli entering this AI art competition https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7051441501746200576/
Great recap of what happened over the long weekend last week here from Sam Fairweather https://www.linkedin.com/posts/sam-fairweather_web3-blockchain-news-activity-7050971551696912384-m5m0?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop
CBDCs in the news again locally with this big tweet post from Ben Simpson at Collective Shift gathering a lot of interest from folks on both sides of the proverbial aisle
We saw this video from CoinBureau on what’s inside the Restrict Act in the US and if all the elements they talk about come to life in the negative sense, then it’ll be dire for the crypto market in the US
a16z State of Crypto report came out this week too
CaptDeFi wrote up a thread about it too
You do your analysis and web3 trolling on Twitter, well why not trade through the platform? With the partnership between eToro and Twitter, it looks like you’ll be able to soon https://cointelegraph.com/news/twitter-to-launch-crypto-and-stock-trading-in-partnership-with-etoro-reports
Another great example of web2 and web3 combining here with Verida and FunDAOmental with your tweets able to be displayed in the metaverse https://www.linkedin.com/posts/chriswere_demo-fundaomental-hyperbox-metaverse-integrated-activity-7051690397772759041-pij2?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_android
With various macro events effecting the crypto markets it seems many are looking to understand what is going on there. The dominance of the US dollar is explored here with The Defiant. They point out that the call for crypto to replace the dollar is not feasible yet and that the recent rise in price of BTC isn't driven by the normal crowds but more a whale fuelled rally.
Also, if you’re looking for the crossover of web2 and web3 for lawyers then get Adiuvo Legal on your radar. Their principle, Jabran Chaudhry, has a newsletter out that’s worth a look
ABOUT AUS DEFI ASSOCIATION
The Australian DeFi Association (Aus DeFi) is a non-profit community organization dedicated to increasing education and awareness of blockchain technology, specifically decentralized finance (DeFi) and web3-based projects. Their goal is to empower the Australian community with the knowledge and tools to participate in the decentralized economy, and to promote the adoption and growth of blockchain technology in Australia. They strive to provide a more grassroots approach to promoting blockchain technology compared to other industry-focused organizations in Australia, and to provide a platform for community members to learn about and engage with this emerging technology.
You can watch our recorded meetups and interviews here on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@ausdefiassociation3956/videos
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