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The Timeline of ERC-20 Approval

In Ethereum, the EIP process tracks standards, which are improvements to the state of affairs. Usually these standards affect interoperability of systems.

Either way, ERC-20, the token standard, is surely the most influential standard to date. I have researched the timeline of this standard, presenting below.

2015-11-19: Issue opened

https://github.com/ethereum/EIPs/issues/20#issue-117778189

2016-12-07: First mention of ERC20 in the EIP repository text

https://github.com/ethereum/EIPs/pull/183/commits/f690686b6598e77710a59bb3c8008888c385e29a

2017-04-24: The text of the issue is imported in the repository proper

https://github.com/ethereum/EIPs/pull/610

2018-04-20: Made final

https://github.com/ethereum/EIPs/commit/ef9dc7ece65fcf8c9858993073086c188a71f8ed?short_path=91af615#diff-91af6150d7dd89a3b8db584288a33e60


The Blockchain and Know Your Customer (KYC) Laws

Right now Web 3.0, "the blockchain", the decentralized web, etc. are making a lot of people rich. People will do anything to get a few Ether so they can spend it on a pictures of kitties or whatever. Here is the current best practice of how you can get Ether:

Send Western Union payment to somebody recommended by a company that is not in your legal jurisdiction to get Bitcoin, then using an exchange also not in your jurisdictionCreate an account in the United States which requires your social security number, your bank account website usernames/passwords (not a typo), and uncontrolled access to your computer's webcam
In other words, this is shady AF.

At one end of the respecting-regulation spectrum is Uber which says "we're not a taxi and we refuse to follow any taxi laws." But the Web 3.0 players are on the other end where they collect more information from you than any traditional bank.

The reason why is because banks are subject to "Anti Money Launder…

Martin Fluss "Businesses" for Sale

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: A man named Martin listed an “established” distance learning education business for sale. In actuality, no such business exists, as proven by a successful lawsuit against him, warnings published about him by others, and documents he himself has published.
Introduction

We reached out to Martin regarding a business that was for sale on BizBuySell. He offered the business for sale and claimed to make millions of dollars per year on this business.
Who is Meir Martin? We send a message online and received an initial voicemail identifying himself only as “Martin”. We called back and Martin Fluss identified himself as Meir Martin ("but people just call me Martin").

Meir Martin is married to Doina Martin and resides at 4106 NW 78th Terrace, Coral Springs, FL 33065, source: http://www.bcpa.net/RecInfo.asp?URL_Folio=484114011880Meir Martin is an entrepreneur involved in photography, trips to Israel, and his daughter’s business, he is shown and visible on this site, s…

I Was Kidnapped in Manila and Lived to Tell About it

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The US Embassy Doesn't Want You Know About This Kidnapping in ManilaScopolamine / Devil's Breath Trip Report It started Easter weekend This story starts at Noon Tuesday April 18th, 2017 on Makati Avenue. I just finished a meeting with the Philippines Board of Investments to discuss how my company can expand our business in Manila. (Also saw the QBO Innovation Hub, it was awesome.) I had plenty of time to kill and some emails to catch up on, so it's time for some brain food!

I walked right to the hottest part of town, Makati Ave. and Jupiter Ave., surely there will be something good to eat. And then suddenly, The Guy approaches me, I'm marked. Hey, I know you are you staying at the Jazz Residences? Jazz is about a 12 minute walk to here, and I did not walk towards Makati Ave. from that direction since I just came from the meeting. I'm always guarded with information and paying attention to stuff like that. There's about 20 other places I could…