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As you have likely seen, the Messari home page got a major overhaul last Friday.

(If you haven’t checked it out yet, go! Poke around to search the 5,000+ people, organizations, and assets we have profiled on the site already.)

One thing you’ll notice right away is that new types of data are highlighted on the homepage as shareable “cards.”

Price charts. Ranked lists. Supply curves. People and organizational bios. Everything.

Why?

First, they make it easier for us to combine multiple pieces and types of information into custom dashboards, providing additional context on news, and making it easier to update developing trends and research pieces as new information comes to light. How can we create better evergreen resources for crypto investors given how quickly things typically go stale?

The new Messari homepage

Our home dashboard (and cards) will be curated and generated by the Messari team. They allow us to share breaking news, new research, and market information along with relevant details on the assets, people, or organizations mentioned in stories.

More importantly, paying subscribers will soon be the first to get access to our market intelligence beta, which allows you to create a library of your own dashboards, and custom OnChainFx views.

We also know *a lot* of people have been sharing screenshots from across our platform, and the new design reduces much of the sharing friction.

When you share Messari cards across social media, the share includes a preview of the card as a clickable image, making it easier (and more engaging) to “quote tweet” a story, chart, or profile with additional comments and context.

We’re adding reams of new data throughout the next couple of quarters, (things like network statistics), to relevant pages across the site, and think you’re gonna love what we come out with next.

At the same time we rolled out a new search feature that makes it easier to discover the 5,000+ people, organizations, and projects in our database.

What projects does Vitalik Buterin advise?

What tokens has Blockchain Capital invested in?

You can find the answers quickly and easily using our search page.

Go ahead and search for yourself or your organization!

Not in our database yet or need to update your profile?

You can update a personal profiles here or an organization profiles here.

Much more coming in the months ahead. Stay tuned. :)

-TBI

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Content and thoughts from around the web as summarized by the Messari team.

🇲🇹 [Analysis] Malta leads on cryptoassets regulation while EU ponders - Francesco Guarascio

While the European Commission sits on its thumbs with crypto regulations, Malta is setting the pace. Already known for its gambling and financial services sector, Malta has set up a regulatory framework ahead of most EU members states and hopes to become Europe's cryptohub. Other EU members, like Luxembourg and the Baltic states, are arguably ahead of even Malta. Yet, this only adds pressure to Brussels's decision: if they fail to define the game early, they will bear the consequences late. (share or read more)

🇻🇪 [Analysis] Can Bitcoin Save Venezuelans? - Carlos Hernandez

To economist and Venezuelan Carlos Hernandez, Bitcoin ($BTC) is a godsend. A simple ten minute transaction on peer-to-peer exchange LocalBitcoins moves Hernandez's crypto holdings to ever-depreciating Bolivars for a quick trip to the grocer. Unfortunately, the grocers having nothing to sell, an increasingly common scene in an economy that has contracted by 18% last year alone. Still, Hernandez's Bitcoin has allowed his family to stay afloat where others have not. It even allowed his brother to briefly sojourn to Columbia for work: the magic of "borderless money." In the midst of a humanitarian crisis, Bitcoin is a silver lining. (share or read more)

Quick Bits (Don't read that, I read it for you)

Choke Points (Exchange News)

  • 🤝 SoFi, a loan platform focused on millenials, has teamed with Coinbase for cryptocurrency purchases. The partnership, launching in Q2 2019, will allow SoFi users to track, price, and buy various cryptocurrencies. The assets available on SoFi have not yet been released. (share or read more)

  • 📈 Hong Kong crypto exchange OKEx increased the maximum leverage 5x for trading pairs $BTC/USDT, $ETH/USDT, ETH/BTC, $BCH/USDT, BCH/BTC, $LTC/USDT, LTC/BTC, $ETC/USDT, ETC/BTC, $EOS/USDT and EOS/BTC. OKEx says the leverage increase was due to market demand, but some experts believe it was done to increase trade volume against top dog Binance. (share or read more)

Startup Signals (ICOs, Cryptos, and Startups)

  • 🧀 Swiss private banking giant Julius Baer, which has $380 billion of assets under management and over $1 trillion in total, is teaming with SEBA Crypto AG to offer crypto services for investor portfolios. Although which assets will be serviced is not known, SEBA and Julius Baer will begin offering the services upon regulatory approval. (share or read more)

  • ↪️ In a blow to the $NEO network, major artificial intelligence Dapp Effect.AI has announced its intentions to migrate to $EOS following directional concerns. Effect.AI specifically cited the free transactions on NEO leading to overwhelming numbers of malicious attacks. The move is set to happen in April. (share or read more)

The Powers That Be (Legal/Reg/Policy)

  • 🇷🇺 To comply with the international Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF), Russia's Supreme Court has amended anti-money laundering (AML) laws to include illicit use of cryptocurrencies. Any crypto that is transferred to fiat and was first acquired through criminal means will be considered laundered and subject to additional criminal offenses according to the court. (share or read more)

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