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- Phase 0 of Ethereum’s next version, Ethereum 2.0 might go live in January of 2021 at the earliest, Ethereum researcher Justin Drake said during a Reddit Ask-Me-Anything session today. During the same session, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin replied that he “personally quite disagree[s] with this” and that he “would favor launching phase 0 significantly before that date regardless of level of readiness :D.”
- China’s Hebei Province has launched a two-year blockchain action plan, reported East Money. The province, in the northern coastal part of the country, is the latest to do so – following on from other Chinese areas, including Beijing. The plan will involve launching blockchain operations in at least 20 different public and private sectors before the end of 2022.
Crypto adoption news
- Maker (MKR), the company behind the Dai (DAI) stablecoin said that it will reward Japanese post-COVID 19 restaurant diners with DAI giveaways. Per Coinpost, Maker said it will give 20 dai tokens (USD 20) to the first 200 people who post images of themselves dining out at restaurants in the country on social media platforms after eateries in the country resume post-coronavirus service.
- Japanese exchange bitFlyer is set to co-develop a crypto wallet with blockchain-powered browser provider Brave (BAT). The companies said they were working on “a cryptoasset wallet for Brave browser users,” and will “launch a joint marketing campaign to expand the recognition of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.”
- WikiLeaks.shop, a shop associated with non-profit organization WikiLeaks has announced that they accept orders using Bitcoin Lightning. Per their website, the shop accepts cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin (BTC), bitcoin cash (BCH), dash (DASH), ethereum (ETH), litecoin (LTC), monero (XMR), and zcash (ZEC) through payment service provider CoinPayments. Users automatically receive a 5% discount when they pay in crypto.
- The Samsung Blockchain Wallet has added support for the elysia (EL) token, reports Dialy Secu. The token is used by Elysia’s real estate micro-investment platform, which allows tenants in Seoul to settle property leasing and other related bills using a blockchain-powered platform.
- NEM and digital asset manager Wave Financial Group (WFG) said they will launch the Kentucky Whiskey Digital Fund token on the NEM’s Symbol platform when it goes live later this year. WFG is working with Wilderness Trail Distillery to launch a fund with up to 25,000 barrels of 2020-vintage bourbon, equivalent to a year’s production. This fund will allow investors to purchase asset-backed tokens linked to an estimated inventory of four million bottles of bourbon barreled this year, the company said.
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