Virtual Hangouts

VeradiVerdict - Issue #78

Despite being quarantined within our homes to protect the health of our society, it doesn’t mean we still can’t continue to socialize, strengthen relationships, and build culture. 

Pantera held its first virtual happy hour last week, and it was great to see folks in their natural habitat.  

A few parameters below were set and next time we may incorporate some party games:

  • Drop in/out during a time window

  • Video call required

  • Alcoholic drink preferred

  • Costume optional

Overall, I had 3 different virtual happy hours last week and whether it’s personal or work-related, I think it’s important for our mental health during this period to interact casually.

Here are a few other ideas for virtual hangouts:

  • Poker tournament (pokerstars.net)

  • Donut (https://www.donut.com/) - slack extension to regularly pair up team members who don’t know each other well for conversations

  • Movie night (https://www.netflixparty.com/)

  • Company gym on zoom - hire a trainer to train employees online

  • Facebook messenger hangout with friends - easy face filters for fun


DIGESTS

The Market Collapse of March 12-13, 2020: How It Impacted MakerDAO

The information below provides the context for the market events and details the impact on Maker, the quick responses from Governance, and the important insights gleaned from the experience. 

On Crypto Markets and Bitcoin’s Value Proposition

In this edition, we analyze recent market activity and Bitcoin’s Value Proposition.


NEWS

Civic and Coincover Announce the First-of-its-Kind Crypto Wallet With a $1 Million Protection Guarantee

Civic Wallet, protected by Coincover, is Multisig and Non-Custodial, Giving Users More Control When Storing and Transacting With Digital Currency

Ethereum 2.0's Phase 0 multiclient testnets will likely go live in April, predicts Buterin

A recent audit report of ETH 2.0’s specifications revealed security vulnerabilities regarding the protocol’s P2P messaging system and block proposer system, and Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin claimed that the team is working on the problems’ long-term solutions


REGULATIONS

Telegram Denied: Court Sides With SEC, Grants Injunction Against Issuing GRAMs

A United States District Court has granted an injunction against Telegram, preventing the company from issuing its GRAM tokens at the present time.


IN THE TWEETS


NEW PRODUCTS AND HOT DEALS

Binance is set to acquire CoinMarketCap, the deal could be worth as much as $400 million

The crypto exchange is looking to pay as much as $400 million for the deal, people familiar with the matter told The Block

Blockchain data firm Coin Metrics raises $6M from Highland Capital Partners, Fidelity and others

Blockchain analytics startup CoinMetrics has raised a $6 million Series A funding round led by returning investor Highland Capital Partners.


MEET WITH ME

Walks and jogs at the park, 6 feet apart

Zoom coffee meetings


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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