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BIG Weekly Newsletter

May 12, 2022
Issue: No 131

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This week read about how UK outlines plans to support crypto adoption, create more powers to seize and recover digital assets, why BNY Mellon, Citi, Wells Fargo back Talos digital asset trading tech in $105m funding and how top diamond producer De Beers deploys blockchain-based platform at scale.

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BLOCKCHAIN HEADLINES

UK outlines plans to support crypto adoption, create more powers to seize and recover digital assets
Delivering the Queen’s Speech, Prince Charles outlines the British government’s plans to support the safe adoption of cryptocurrencies and create powers to recover crypto assets.

BITCOIN

BNY Mellon, Citi, Wells Fargo back Talos digital asset trading tech in $105m funding
Talos announced a $105 million Series B funding round led by General Atlantic. The investment values the company at $1.25 billion, and backers include major banks.

LEDGERINSIGHTS

Top diamond producer De Beers deploys blockchain-based platform at scale
The platform will “enable the provision of provenance information from source to Sightholder to store on a secure blockchain.” The CEO of De Beers Group, spoke of how the blockchain enhanced confidence.

BITCOIN

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

World’s first regulatory radar to monitor the blockchain-based asset token space
Experts predict ‘the tokenization of everything.’ Companies, organisations and asset owners can use STO as alternatives to raising capital.

THETOKENIZER

      Belgian museum tokenizes Million-euro masterpiece to allow its fractional ownership
      The museum has partnered with blockchain companies Rubey and Tokeny to tokenize the masterpiece on the Polygon blockchain using Tokeny’s compliant ERC-3643-based security token, a standard for permissioned tokens.

      CRYPTONEWS

          Fieldfisher advises Counterpointe Sports Group Inc. on basketball club Elan Béarnais’ STO
          This is the first time that a French professional sports club has carried out an STO offering retail investors the opportunity to hold a financial security registered in a Blockchain.

          THETOKENIZER

              FINANCIAL SERVICES & CENTRAL BANK DIGITAL CURRENCY (CBDC)

              Baton Systems’ DLT processes $15bn post trade daily for traditional finance
              Baton Systems has ambitions for its network as a decentralized financial market infrastructure and it’s already making progress by processing an average of $15 to $20 billion in transactions daily.

              LEDGERINSIGHTS

              Tanzania looks to follow Nigeria in rolling out digital currency
              The government of Tanzania is looking to launch a central bank digital currency (CBDC) to protect its citizens from cryptocurrency speculators.

              BEINCRYPTO

              60% of central banks say crypto growth has spurred CBDC
              While the perception is a greater emphasis on retail CBDC, and efforts are more advanced on that front, there seems to be a swing back to pursuing interbank CBDCs.

              LEDGERINSIGHTS

              CRYPTOCURRENCIES, DeFi and NFT

              New York digital media company the latest to add Bitcoin to balance sheet
              Whilst the purchase won’t cast a shadow on the billions worth of Bitcoin owned by other firms, the company said it could have made $1.2 million if it sold its holdings at the end of the first quarter.

              COINTELEGRAPH

              S&P provides rating for Compound DeFi
              While Compound Labs is known for creating the Compound DeFi crypto lending protocol, the rating is for Compound Prime LLC which offers a centralized service to accredited investors that earn 4%.

              LEDGERINSIGHTS

              Meta: Facebook chooses Polygon Blockchain to expand into Web3
              This week, the CEO of Meta, Mark Zuckerberg, confirmed that Instagram will now allow NFTs on their platform.

              NFTEVENING

              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

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              May 14, 2022
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              May 15-16, 2022


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              June 7-9, 2022


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