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BIG Weekly Newsletter

May 26, 2022
Issue: No 133

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This week read about how China's state-backed blockchain company is set to launch its first major international project, why Davos jumps into Metaverse while bankers at forum blast crypto payments and how Swiss VC launches African blockchain early stage fund.

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BLOCKCHAIN HEADLINES

China's state-backed blockchain company is set to launch its first major international project
Blockchain-based Service Network, will make the international version of its product open sourced.

CNBC

Davos jumps into Metaverse while bankers at forum blast crypto payments
WEF is an important event for the crypto industry, in large part because was an early adopter in taking the world of digital assets seriously and giving it access to, and a hearing in front of, an influential global audience.

PYMNTS

Swiss VC launches African blockchain early stage fund
The Switzerland-based venture capital firm, Crypto Valley Venture Capital, has launched an African blockchain early-stage fund. The VC has partnered with the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs.

BITCOIN

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

Two startups will drive security token market take off
Ownera and Inveniam, are likely to be critical to the growth of the sector. Inveniam is backed by Apex, one of the world’s largest fund administrators. And Ownera reckons security token lift-off could be next year.

LEDGERINSIGHTS

      Blockchain-driven investing app, Hedgehog, launches two new tokens representing fractional investments in real-world assets
      The tokens target a combination of regular income and growth, and will be available to buy directly via the Hedgehog app.

      THETOKENIZER

          Thai stock exchange SET joins $58m funding of ADDX security token platform
          A key aim of tokenization is to lower the barriers to entry, making it less expensive to raise funds and reducing the minimum investment amount.

          LEDGERINSIGHTS

              FINANCIAL SERVICES & CENTRAL BANK DIGITAL CURRENCY (CBDC)

              Mercado Bitcoin partners with Stellar to create MVP for Brazilian CBDC
              With the announcement of Stellar's integration, SDF will join the consortium created by Mercado Bitcoin to develop solutions for Real Digital and which also has CPQD and ClearSale.

              COINTELEGRAPH

              Swift and CapGemini work on CBDC gateway to existing payment networks
              Swift is working with Capgemini to explore ways to interlink the multiple domestic-based CBDC networks emerging worldwide with existing payment infrastructures for seamless cross-border payments.

              FINEXTRA

              BNP Paribas joins JP Morgan’s repo blockchain platform
              The blockchain-based repo platform is operated by Onyx, the digital assets unit of JP Morgan. The solution tokenizes U.S. Treasuries and JP Morgan bank balances, enabling Treasury owners to borrow cash on an intraday basis.

              LEDGERINSIGHTS

              CRYPTOCURRENCIES, DeFi and NFT

              Coinbase becomes first bitcoin company among Fortune 500
              Coinbase, the largest U.S. cryptocurrency exchange, has become the first crypto-focused company to be included in the Fortune 500.The exchange pulled in $7.8 billion in revenue for the 2021 fiscal year, ranking 437th on the list.

              DECRYPT

              One year later, DeFi bear market shows no end in sight
              Crypto's DeFi sector has been trading in a bear market for over a year, with many of its top projects falling over 80% from their all-time highs.

              CRYPTOBRIEFING

              How the Metaverse could be a game-changer for NFT gaming
              Rather than letting players port weapons or powers between games, non-fungible tokens will more likely serve as building blocks for new games and virtual worlds.

              COINDESK

              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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