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BIG Weekly Newsletter

May 19, 2022
Issue: No 132

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This week read about how EY simplifies public blockchain transactions with API launch, why Cloudflare to run Ethereum node experiment and how Paxos integrates State Street custody in blockchain stock settlement pilot.

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BLOCKCHAIN HEADLINES

EY simplifies public blockchain transactions with API launch
EY OpsChain now has an API that enables businesses to perform public blockchain transactions via an API without managing a blockchain node. It unveiled its OpsChain Supply Chain Manager.

LEDGERINSIGHTS

Cloudflare to run Ethereum node experiment to help ‘build a better internet’
Ahead of Ethereum’s highly anticipated switch to proof-of-stake (PoS), Cloudflare is set to launch and fully stake Ethereum validator nodes. It aims to study energy efficiency and network speed of the PoS network.

COINTELEGRAPH

Paxos integrates State Street custody in blockchain stock settlement pilot
Paxos announced that State Street integrated its custody offering for a pilot with the Paxos Settlement Service. This uses a permissioned blockchain with tokenized money to settle stock transactions on a same-day basis.

LEDGERINSIGHTS

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

Basel Committee chair on crypto: need for strong bank capital requirements even if competition
The Chair of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision talked about crypto-assets and bank capital requirements for exposure to crypto-assets should be strong.

LEDGERINSIGHTS

      TECHFUND has established its third footprint by establishing a basis in Europe to accelerate security token-related startups
      TECHFUND will provide comprehensive support as an arranger and accelerating partner through the whole process of fundraising through STO.

      THETOKENIZER

          Nomura confirms plans for new digital asset company
          Nomura has set up a digital asset subsidiary. While Nomura has been ahead of the curve in building a security token issuance platform, BOOSTRY, other Japanese institutions have a bigger footprint.

          LEDGERINSIGHTS

              FINANCIAL SERVICES & CENTRAL BANK DIGITAL CURRENCY (CBDC)

              India's central bank RBI warns crypto could lead to dollarization of economy
              The Reserve Bank of India, has expressed concerns that cryptocurrencies could lead to the dollarization of a part of the Indian economy.

              BITCOIN

              BIS data shows unstoppable CBDC momentum
              Research by the Bank for international Settlements into central bank thinking on the prospect of issuing bank-backed digital currencies (CBDC) shows growing momentum.

              FINEXTRA

              Central Bank of Chile prolongs plans to issue CBDC
              Banco Central de Chile has been weighing the prospects of issuing CBDC but it has not been able to finalize a decision on the matter.

              COINGEEK

              CRYPTOCURRENCIES, DeFi and NFT

              Ring signatures in Bitcoin: Run Monero on Bitcoin
              Implement ring signatures, a scheme called Spontaneous Anonymous Group signatures, based in elliptic curve and amenable for implementation in Bitcoin.

              COINGEEK

              Ethereum analytics firm Nansen acquires DeFi tracker Ape Board
              Major Ethereum blockchain analytics platform Nansen continues scaling its operations by acquiring a cross-chain decentralized finance (DeFi) tracker. Nansen has acquired the multi-chain portfolio tracker Ape Board.

              COINTELEGRAPH

              Spotify trials NFTs and Madonna’s first NFT collection
              Spotify has selected a small group of artists to embed and promote NFT galleries on their profiles. The non-fungible tokens will appear under the artists’ songs and albums.

              BLOCKWORKS

              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

              BLOCKCHAIN ORACLE SUMMIT
              June 7-9, 2022


              CONSENSUS
              June 9-12, 2022


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