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BIG Weekly Newsletter

April 28, 2022
Issue: No 129

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Welcome to the BIG weekly Newsletter!

This week read about how BNY Mellon launches Blockchain Innovation Fund in Singapore, why SkyBridge goes all in on crypto, betting on ‘tremendous growth’ ahead and how the World's first combined bitcoin, gold ETP listed on SIX.

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BLOCKCHAIN HEADLINES

BNY Mellon launches Blockchain Innovation Fund in Singapore
DBS Bank was one of the world’s first banks outside of Switzerland to offer direct access to cryptocurrencies through its DBS Digital Exchange.

LEDGERINSIGHTS

        SkyBridge goes all in on crypto, betting on ‘tremendous growth’ ahead
        SkyBridge Capital is working on pivoting the majority of its assets under management (AUM) to digital assets, as the sector represents “tremendous growth” for the firm.

        COINTELEGRAPH

        World's first combined bitcoin, gold ETP listed on SIX
        The ByteTree Asset Management BOLD ETP will track a customized benchmark index comprising bitcoin and gold which rebalances on a monthly basis according to the comparative volatility of the two assets.

        COINDESK

        REGULATED DIGITAL ASSETS (STO, TRADING, CUSTODY, COMPLIANCE)

        Il Makiage owner launches IPO-linked digital security token
        Dubbed “Oddity Token,” and built on Ethereum blockchain, the digital security will convert to discounted shares in Oddity at the time of an IPO.

        BUSINESSOFFASHION

            Yoshi Markets and Tezos Gulf to develop digital tokenised asset ecosystem
            As per the agreement, Yoshi Markets and Tezos Gulf will develop and offer a solution to tokenise assets using the Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) for trading, custody and settlement of digital security tokens.

            ZAWYA

                Luxury resort in Malaysia will raise funds to build by selling tokens
                IBN Corp say that asset tokenization “has a potential to increase the number of investors in the broader market, grow liquidity compared to traditional bonds, and reduce the time required to execute large projects.”

                BEINCRYPTO

                    FINANCIAL SERVICES & CENTRAL BANK DIGITAL CURRENCY (CBDC)

                    Bank of Spain report warns about cryptocurrency usage and its effect on financial stability
                    The Bank of Spain has issued a new report where it warns about the growth of the cryptocurrency economy and its possible effects on the traditional economic system.

                    BITCOIN

                    Mexico plans a retail CBDC by 2025
                    A key question with any CBDC issuance is, what are the motivations? During a presentation to the Mexican senate, the Governor said the first goal of its CBDC will be financial inclusion.

                    LEDGERINSIGHTS

                    Bank of Russia to pilot digital ruble settlements in 2023
                    The full launch of the digital ruble, Russia’s central bank digital currency (CBDC), should take place before 2030, according to the approved Financial Market Development Strategy of the Ministry of Finance.

                    BITCOIN

                    CRYPTOCURRENCIES, DeFi and NFT

                    Bitcoin's derivative data suggests potential for 'Short Squeeze’
                    For a short squeeze to occur, the market needs to have a higher-than-usual bearish activity. In such situations, a minor price bump can send bears or short sellers running to square off their positions.

                    COINDESK

                    SWIFT digital assets paper: DeFi is not mainstream future
                    SWIFT Institute published a paper on digital assets authored by Professor Alistair Milne. Professor Milne envisages mainstream adoption of digital assets but predicts that DeFi, will continue as a ‘fringe’ activity.

                    LEDGERINSIGHTS

                    Increased adoption of Metaverse NFTs will power the next NFT growth cycle
                    Metaverses and blue-chip NFTs are the driving forces behind the dramatic growth in the NFT market. Projects like the Bored Apes, Crypto Punks, Azuki, Clone X and Doodles collections have steadily attracted collectors' interest in the past year.

                    COINTELEGRAPH

                    RECOMMENDED INDUSTRY REPORTS AND BOOKS

                    A New Intellectual Framework - Connecting the Invisible Dots
                    This paper aims to set out some relevant ideas for the creation and establishment of a successful Financial DIGITAL MARKET INFRASTRUCTURE provider.

                    SDX

                    DLT in the Real World 2021
                    This survey draws on direct feedback from over 140 organisations around the globe: from all industry segments and geographies.

                    ISSANET

                    PODCAST SERIES

                    THE SWISS ROAD TO CRYPTO PODCAST

                    In this podcast Didier Borel discovers people in Switzerland playing an active role in crypto and tech. He talks to entrepreneurs, tech innovators and disruptors shaping the future in this country. Switzerland has always played a key role in banking and has recognized the need to foster innovation.
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                    UNCHAINED PODCAST

                    Laura Shin is a crypto/blockchain journalist and host of the Unchained and Unconfirmed podcasts. As a former senior editor of Forbes, she was the first mainstream reporter to cover crypto assets full-time. She gives an overview to all experts and novices alike on the use cases making a real impact, and their vision for the future of this innovative technology!
                    Unchained podcast

                    UPCOMING EVENTS

                    OPENING PARTY OXBLOOD
                    May 14, 2022
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                    May 15-16, 2022


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                    June 7-9, 2022


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