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    DAPS and Crypto news worth knowing about.
    Huge 10 Days Ahead for DAPS
    Get ready, this is it!

    In this newsletter, we will discuss Cryptopia, testnet, bonuses and competitions.

    Please note this year newsletters will only come out every two weeks as the team will be very busy with testnet, mainnet, PR and partnerships.

    Important updates will still be pushed out across social media channels immediately as needed.

    Happy reading.
    Crypto and Markets News
    Listen to the Latest News on Soundcloud
    Thanks to DAPS team members AlchemicJay and DKill for putting this podcast together for us. Be sure to follow our SoundCloud account to share our news or to listen at your convenience.
    Coinbase sever ties with Ex-Hacking Team Workers

    Following the outrage by the crypto community, the CEO of Coinbase, Brian Armstrong has announced that the company will cut ties with ex-Hacking Team employees who are now considered current employees of Coinbase. This decision after a movement from the crypto community to delete their Coinbase account due to the fact that Hacking Team is associated with helping governments with a history of human rights abuse. Read more…
    Legislative Bill Introduced to Legalize Crypto for Cannabis Related Tax Payment

    Due to the difficulty Cannabis related companies have with banks that are FDIC insured servicing them, cannabis businesses in California operate mainly on a cash system that makes it difficult for state and local governments to process their taxes. This lead to the introduction of a Bill at the state house of assembly in California to allow cannabis businesses to pay their taxes in stablecoins. Read more...
    The “Facebook Coin” is now being shopped at Exchanges – Rumor Mill

    According to the New York Times, Facebook is shopping its top-secret stable coin pegged to 3 different fiats. Although there is no official news, Facebook seems to be working on maintaining their relevance as other social media messaging platforms such as Telegram, Kakao, and Line are also in pursuit of similar projects. Read more…
    Hong Kong’s Young Entrepreneur Arrested for Crypto Related Fraud

    A 25-year-old young entrepreneur, Wong Ching-kit was arrested for conspiracy to defraud investors through the selling of cryptocurrency mining machines. Although the details of how the activity became fraudulent are unclear, authorities got involved in the investigation due to reports from investors complaint. Complaints implied that the miner was designed to mine a coin called “Filecoin” that was untradeable. Read more…
    DAPS Project News
    I Feel the Need, the Need for Testnet!
    Good news! Testnet is ON like Donkey Kong!

    1:00 pm Wednesday Pacific Daylight Time is go time on the 20th of March!

    We have finalized the date as a hard deadline.

    So as you all know, we have worked hard on finalizing testnet and making sure that it is in a condition we are happy with to hand it over to the lucky few selected to test it.

    You may be asking why then and not now?

    Well, it's a simple answer, like we said last time when you are on the cutting edge, sometimes you get cut.

    We have been hard at work fixing issues. Sometimes in software development, you fix 1 bug and create another. That's what has been happening with us.
    Just when we think we have it nailed, another bug appears that we didn't have before. Wash, Rinse, Repeat.

    As it is today we found a few weird issues with the new block explorer. Before anyone asks, no we are not going to use just the typical standard explorer most other projects do.

    So for those lucky few selected to join us at testnet, eat healthy, exercise, start practising. This is going to be fun!
    Bonus Airdrop Incoming!
    Personal wallet holders get ready airdrop coming your way this week.

    While we wait for testnet next week we decided it is time to tick another thing off the to-do list so we are going to airdrop the bonus to eligible users this week.

    9 PM GMT Thursday the 14th of March 2019.

    This bonus airdrop will only be for personal wallet holders.

    Why not Cryptopia and Bleutrade?

    Cryptopia - We are still waiting to hear back from Cryptopia regarding steps moving forward to pick up the pieces from the hack, so we can't airdrop yet and the community vote was to move on.

    Bleutrade - They are not coming back to us with the total of tokens needed for eligible users. We've been asking them for details since December. Since we are not going to waste more time we are moving ahead until they can get this matter handled with us.

    Please note we will NOT be accepting any address changes for the airdrop - it is getting dropped to the addresses in our database for you.
    DAPS is Going to San Francisco
    Adel and Mike are getting ready for GDC 2019.

    The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the world's largest professional game industry event.

    GDC brings together 28,000 attendees to exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry with five days of education, inspiration and networking at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco.

    Attendees include programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, business decision-makers and others involved in the development of interactive games and immersive experiences.

    The GDC Expo showcases the latest game development tools and services from 550 leading technology companies such as Amazon, Google, Intel, Nvidia, Oculus, Sony, and Unreal Engine. Attendees can use GDC Connect business matchmaking to set up meetings and explore new partnerships and business opportunities and this is exactly what DAPS will be doing this week in San Fran.

    Meeting with our new gaming partners thanks to the Enjin multiverse and having discussions about further collaboration plus we are looking to build more partnerships in this 140 billion dollar industry which is predicted to see the fastest adoption to blockchain technology.
    Cryptopia Making Progress
    Cryptopia is slowly making progress to reopen trading again. DAPS management hasn't heard back from Cryptopia yet regarding stolen DAPS numbers or the next steps moving forward. We will inform you as soon as we know anything from them directly.

    The progress:

    Cryptopia opened up the website as read-only so users can see their balances pre-hack.

    Today Cryptopia opened up the cancel functionality for those who had orders up to be able to go in and cancel it if they wish.

    "As we work towards full re-launch of the platform, we have now enabled the ability for users to cancel their standing orders. The API is still disabled, so you will need to cancel through the website."

    Stay tuned for more updates.
    Hackernoon and QR Drop
    This week we launched a giveaway releasing another QR code once we hit some goals for our recent article in Hackernoon and boy o boy was it a BIG HIT!

    We reached over 11 thousand claps and nearly 50 comments on the article talking about our collaboration with Enjin and gaming partners. The community was surprised with a QR drop in a video this time:
    Thanks for the amazing support DAPS Fam. Enjin was delighted to see the piece and said we should thank everyone for the support.


    Read the article

    Enjin Tweet
    DAPS Art Competition
    DAPS team members Bad Robot and Freud are running an art competition and you can WIN some DAPS!

    Find details on the tweet:

    See Tweet
    You can also WIN one of two 1 million DAPS giveaway to celebrate Bad Robot's (Cor) birthday.

    See his tweet for information and good luck:

    Take me to the tweet
    Don't forget to follow us!
    Last edited by DAPS User; 5 September 2019, 10:01 AM.