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BIG Weekly Newsletter

June 02, 2022
Issue: No 134

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This week read about how Honda, Ford participate in blockchain consortium MOBI’s first EV battery standard, why more crypto companies moving to Switzerland to avoid regulatory restrictions
and how rival blockchain projects angling for talent from Terra developers.

Remember to listen to our Partner Podcasts - THE SWISS ROAD TO CRYPTO with Didier Borel.

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BLOCKCHAIN HEADLINES

Honda, Ford participate in blockchain consortium MOBI’s first EV battery standard
MOBI blockchain alliance released the Battery State of Health standard, its first standard relating to electric vehicle batteries. Twenty organizations helped to develop the standard, including auto companies BMW, Ford, GM and Honda.

LEDGERINSIGHTS

More crypto companies moving to Switzerland to avoid regulatory restrictions
Switzerland remains one of the most attractive locations in Europe for blockchain and crypto firms which continue to flock there according to reports.

BEINCRYPTO

Rival blockchain projects angling for talent from Terra developers
The collapse of the Terra ecosystem, which included most of its apps and protocols, has created a diaspora of developers from which opportunistic blockchain companies are hoping to snap up talent.

COINTELEGRAPH

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

SBI backs Digital Asset, forms digital currency, loyalty joint venture
Japan’s SBI been involved in several security token initiatives and is developing the Osaka Digital Exchange, a secondary market for security tokens and digital assets.

LEDGERINSIGHTS

      Five reasons to issue security tokens for your company
      STO are gaining popularity among businesses. According to WEF, the security token market is projected to reach $24 trillion by 2027.

      FINANCEFEEDS

          State Street digital asset custody partner Copper gets Swiss regulatory approval
          Copper has been accepted as a member of the Swiss Financial Services Standard Association. It’s a self-regulatory organization required by the Swiss regulator FINMA to supervise its intermediary members for compliance with anti-money laundering.

          LEDGERINSIGHTS

              FINANCIAL SERVICES & CENTRAL BANK DIGITAL CURRENCY (CBDC)

              Singapore to look at crypto use cases with DBS, JPMorgan and Marketnode
              The project will explore the feasibility of tokenization and DeFi using open, interoperable networks, enabling digital assets to be traded across platforms, including existing financial infrastructure.

              COINDESK

              Phased introduction of Indian CBDC to start this financial year
              CBDC fell under the section on “regulation, supervision and financial stability” rather than payments. India already has efficient payment systems such as UPI.

              LEDGERINSIGHTS

              Fireblocks hires former Bank of England fintech chief to lead CBDC efforts
              With central banks in almost every major economy expressing intent to explore the development of a CBDC – Fireblocks is keen to be at the forefront of providing infrastructure and technical know-how.

              COINDESK

              CRYPTOCURRENCIES, DeFi and NFT

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              Bitcoin begins a new week by hitting above $31K
              Bitcoin rose almost 7% driven by global investors as Asian and European equity markets climbed. Ether jumped just over 8% and Cardano's ADA was a standout among Ethereum alternatives, surging about 14%.

              COINDESK

              Tron becomes DeFi’s third-largest blockchain thanks to Terra-like stablecoin
              Tron, the Justin Sun-led blockchain launched in 2018, is now DeFi 's third-largest blockchain in terms of total value locked (TVL). The only two chains ahead of it are BNB Chain and the industry leader Ethereum.

              DECRYPT

              Prada to incorporate NFTs in Time Capsule project
              Luxury fashion company Prada will add a NFT component to its monthly Time Capsule Collection event. The brand is also expanding its digital presence through the launch of a community server on Discord, Prada Crypted.

              LEDGERINSIGHTS

              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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