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BIG Weekly Newsletter

May 05, 2022
Issue: No 130

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This week read about how FIFA announces partnership with blockchain company Algorand, why SEC boosts crypto-assets enforcement team and how Samsung Asset Management to launch blockchain ETF.

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FIFA announces partnership with blockchain company Algorand
FIFA has teamed up with blockchain technology company Algorand to agree a sponsorship and technical partnership deal.


        SEC boosts crypto-assets enforcement team
        SEC announced it is increasing the size of its Crypto Assets and Cyber Unit from 30 to 50 people. It will use the additional resources to target securities infringements relating to token offerings, NFTs, exchanges, lending, DeFi and stablecoins.


        Samsung Asset Management to launch blockchain ETF
        The Hong Kong arm of SAM is the latest to launch a blockchain ETF. Among Amplify’s ETF portfolio is BLOK, a blockchain and cryptocurrency ETF with more than $800 million in assets under management.



        French basketball team Elan Béarnais pursues STO using Avalanche, Securitize
        The law firm of FieldFisher advised CSG on the security token offering. Pau Basketball Team Tokens will be security tokens that are qualified as financial securities, but holders of tokens will not be traditional shareholders of the Pau basketball club.


            Paraiso Real Estate introduces tokenized vacation rental portfolio
            Paraiso Real Estate has launched its own token for its vacation rental portfolio. Founded by blockchain and real estate entrepreneur, Paraiso Real Estate will allow exclusive access to its LATAM rental units for the firm’s token holders and investors.


                U.S. Bill proposes National Strategy for blockchain, DLT
                “Distributed ledger technology (DLT) has the potential to make commerce more secure and transparent, as well as reduce marketplace friction,”. “Distributed ledgers have a wide range of applications from supply chain management to healthcare records.”



                    BlackRock launches its first crypto-exposed ETF with sizable Coinbase allocation
                    BlackRock, the world's biggest asset manager, has listed its iShares exchange-traded fund (ETF) to allow investors to gain exposure to the blockchain and cryptocurrency market without directly investing in crypto.


                    Hong Kong Monetary Authority invites views on retail CBDC
                    HKMA has issued a discussion paper inviting views on the key issues around a retail CBDC.The central banks of almost every major economy worldwide are studying or developing CBDCs.


                    ECB issues expression of interest for CBDC prototype user interfaces
                    Selected front-end providers will form a pool of providers with which the ECB can collaborate on the development of prototypes that address specific use cases for the CBDC payment process.


                    CRYPTOCURRENCIES, DeFi and NFT

                    Finance School Bentley University now accepts cryptocurrency payments for tuition
                    The school has partnered with Coinbase in order to give students and their families the ability to pay tuition with crypto. Bentley will accept three crypto assets including bitcoin, ethereum, and usd coin.


                    More than $1.6 billion exploited from DeFi so far in 2022
                    The decentralized finance (DeFi) space has been rife with hacks, exploits and scams so far this year, with over $1.6 billion in crypto stolen from users, surpassing the total amount stolen in 2020 and 2021 combined.


                    Mercedes x FTX partner to release an F1 NFT collection
                    The Mercedes-AMG Petronas has partnered up with FTX to release an F1 NFT collection to engage with their fans. According to the press release, the F1 team is collaborating with various artists throughout the 2022 race calendar.



                    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.


                    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.


                    PODCAST SERIES


                    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.

                    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
                    BLOCKCHAIN ORACLE SUMMIT
                    June 7-9, 2022

                    BLOCKCHAIN ORACLE SUMMIT
                    June 7-9, 2022


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