🎄The 12 Gifts of Christmas🎄

VeradiVerdict - Issue #64

🎄Blockchain-related Christmas Gifts for Friends and Family🎄

Ethereum Sweater

Ugly crypto sweater for the Ethereum enthusiast.

Blockchain for Babies Board book

It is never too early to train your future genius into the smartest baby in the room. Blockchain for Babies is a colorfully simple introduction to the technology behind Bitcoin for cryptographers of all ages.

Future Miner Baby Onesie

It is never to early to get the young ones ready for career in cheap electricity-run data centers.

Trezor One - Digital Hardware Wallet and Password Manager

SECURELY PROTECTS against hackers, viruses, keyloggers, and more. Works for cold storage and can be used as a hot wallet for whenever you need instant access to cryptocurrency, passwords, and keys. 4.5/5 score from over 900 reviews.

Sirin Labs FINNEY U1

The FINNEY is powered by SIRIN OS which includes an outstanding Security Suite Layer, Embedded Cold Storage Wallet, Token Conversion Center and the best of DApp nation featured on Sirin's dCENTER.

Casa Node 2

Earn Bitcoin while supporting the Bitcoin and Lightning networks.

Cryptosteel

Securely store private keys in a set of weather-resistant products made of steel.

CryptoKitties

Each cat is one-of-a-kind and 100% owned by you; it cannot be replicated, taken away, or destroyed. Exclusive cats can be sold at a very high prices.

Crypto HODL Hat

HODL Yupoong Trucker Hat. This premium hat is perfect for all cryptocurrency fans. 

Crypto Millionaire Shirt

Come ins 5 different colors and youth size is included.

Terrible Store Of Value Print - Jamie Dimon

"Terrible Store of Value" counters Jamie Dimon’s, CEO of JP Morgan, statements while demonstrating the versatility of cryptocurrencies. Dimon is depicted in a disintegrating state, mirroring the public's trust toward traditional banking institutions. 

The Block Chain

Literally unhackable, the technology your friend has been talking about all the time, in physical form.

Gifting some cryptocurrency

For people who do not yet own any crypto but have been interested in related discussions throughout the year, you can simply give or purchase some crypto for folks. Also a great choice if you ran out time to actually go shopping!


DIGESTS

Enigma Discovery: Bridging Private Enterprises and Public Ethereum

Announcing Enigma’s implementation of EEA’s Trusted Compute Specification with encrypted state and Ethereum interoperability.


NEWS

Tagomi is undercutting large crypto exchanges in a bid to lure active traders to its platform

Tagomi has slashed its  fees at a time when major exchanges including Coinbase and Bitstamp are raising their fees for retail clients

ErisX’s Productive Year Concludes with the Launch of Futures Market

ErisX today announced the launch of their futures market, starting with a physically-delivered Bitcoin futures contract. Digital asset futures products are traded alongside the Exchange’s digital asset spot market on a unified platform providing price transparency and collateral efficiencies.


IN THE TWEETS


REGULATIONS

Cryptocurrency Is Most Useful for Breaking Laws and Social Constructs

This post is part of CoinDesk's 2019 Yr in Review, a collection of 100 op-eds, interviews and takes on the state of blockchain and the world.

PlusToken Scammers Didn’t Just Steal $2+ Billion Worth of Cryptocurrency. They May Also Be Driving Down the Price of Bitcoin

Scams are all too common in the cryptocurrency world, with our internal research suggesting bad actors bilked billions of dollars’ worth of funds from millions of victims in 2019. In addition to the monetary losses sustained by affected individuals, scams paint a negative picture of the industry and may scare off potential participants.


NEW PRODUCTS AND HOT DEALS

Filecoin Testnet is Live

Today marks an important milestone for the Filecoin project: the launch of the Filecoin testnet (on schedule)! After significant research, design, and development, the Filecoin protocol is ready for live network testing. We’re thrilled to share it with you.

Digital Asset raises $35 million to target smart contracts

Today blockchain startup Digital Asset Holdings announced a Series C funding of $35 million. This brings cumulative funds raised to $150 million since its 2014 founding.


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🎄ADDITIONAL INFO🎄

Hi, I’m Paul Veradittakit, a Partner at Pantera Capital, one of the oldest and largest institutional investors focused on investing in blockchain companies and cryptocurrencies. The firm invests in equity, pre-sales/IEO rounds, and cryptocurrencies on the secondary markets. I focus on early-stage investments and share my thoughts on what’s going on in the industry in this weekly newsletter.

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