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BIG Weekly Newsletter

July 22, 2021
Issue: No 89

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Welcome to the BIG weekly Newsletter.

This week read about how Mastercard creates simplified payments card offering for cryptocurrency companies, why EU to tighten rules on cryptoasset transfers and how Arsenal signs with blockchain app Socios.com for fan tokens.

Each week we focus on Blockchain Education Basics, so you can improve your understanding this week the topic is Coin Burn.

Remember to listen to our Partner Podcasts - THE SWISS ROAD TO CRYPTO with Didier Borel.
In this episode Darko Gasic and Alex Poltorak, co-founders of Hodling SA discuss how wallet solution works and what makes it more reliable than other solutions. Hodling SA offers a completely non-custodial, multi-signature wallet solution for storing large amounts of bitcoin for institutional holders, family offices and individuals.

This week Caitlin Long of Avanti joins Stephan Livera’s podcast to talk about the coming regulatory crackdown, “Stablecoins, Bitcoin & The Fed”.

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BLOCKCHAIN EDUCATION BASICS

COIN BURN - The practice of burning is common in the industry and is quite straightforward. Token burning is an intentional action taken by the coin’s creators to “burn” — or remove from circulation — a specific number from the total available tokens in existence. There are several reasons to burn tokens this way, but generally the move is for deflationary purposes.

BLOCKCHAIN HEADLINES

Mastercard creates simplified payments card offering for cryptocurrency companies
Mastercar program for cryptocurrency wallets and exchanges is making it simpler for partners to convert cryptocurrency to traditional fiat currency.

BUSINESSWIRE

        EU to tighten rules on cryptoasset transfers
        The law proposed by the European Commission, the EU executive, would apply what is known as the travel rule to crypto transactions to make them traceable.

        CNBC

        Arsenal signs with blockchain app Socios.com for fan tokens
        The platform enables fans to purchase club fan tokens, an area of the blockchain industry that generated over $200 million in revenue in the first half of 2021.

        LEDGERINSIGHTS

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

        Sygnum Bank and Artemundi tokenise a Picasso worth CHF 4 Million
        The ownership rights in a Picasso, are broadcast onto the public blockchain by a regulated bank, enabling investors to purchase and trade “shares” in Art Security Tokens.

        FINTECHNEWS

            Hong Kong SFC says Binance STO are unregulated activity
            Binance has recently been the target of regulatory scrutiny in multiple jurisdictions as global regulators seek to reign in virtual asset service providers that may operate in violation of local law.

            CROWDFUNDINSIDER

                Hedera Hashgraph and LCX to develop infrastructure for digital securities
                Blockchain Innovator, LCX announced a strategic partnership with Hedera Hashgraph to establish a new standard for security tokens and tokenized digital assets.

                PRNEWSWIRE

                    FINANCIAL SERVICES & CENTRAL BANK DIGITAL CURRENCY (CBDC)

                    Central banks of France, Tunisia in wholesale cross border CBDC trial
                    The experiment used a blockchain-based wholesale CBDC to carry out wire transfers between commercial banks in each country instead of using SWIFT.

                    LEDGERINSIGHTS

                    Bank of Korea Chooses Ground X as Supplier for CBDC Pilot
                    The Bank of Korea has chosen its preferred supplier to build a pilot platform for its central bank digital currency pilot.

                    NASDAQ

                    China’s central bank says crypto gave impetus to the creation of its CBDC
                    China’s CBDC is moving fast towards its deployment. For the first time the People’s Bank of China has released a Whitepaper with the digital Yuan or e-CNY’s most important progress.

                    COINTELEGRAPH

                    CRYPTOCURRENCIES, DeFi and NFT

                    EtherLite token is now listed on Bitcoin.com exchange
                    ETL was created by the EtherLite team, as the utility token for their borderless, decentralized network with validators and community members from all around the world.

                    BITCOIN

                    DEFI
                    Grayscale Investments Launches DeFi Fund — Now Offers 15 Crypto Investment Products
                    The new DeFi fund is the crypto asset manager’s 15th investment product and its second diversified product.

                    BITCOIN

                    NFT
                    Dolce & Gabbana to Launch NFT Wearables
                    D&G has partnered with digital marketplace UNXD to launch a collection of NFT wearables. D&G will be bringing its new NFT wearable collection to its next fashion shows.

                    DECRYPT

                    HUMANITARIAN & NOT FOR PROFIT

                    Amid Health Crisis and Economic Embargo, Cubans Are Using Cryptocurrencies to Help Compatriots
                    Some Cubans protesting their government are turning to cryptocurrencies to get donations to people who need them.

                    NASDAQ

                        RECOMMENDED INDUSTRY REPORTS AND BOOKS

                        Digital Assets: Finstar Space magazine
                        Innovative ecosystems are emerging around digital assets. The Finstar and Hypothekarbank Lenzburg teams want to be at the forefront so that they get to know the possibilities of the technology and the customers of the new opportunities that can benefit.

                        FINSTAR

                        Cryptocurrencies for Corporate Treasury
                        Cryptocurrencies are experiencing a 'mainstreaming moment.' With companies like MicroStrategy and Tesla purchasing large amounts of bitcoin for treasury purposes, the question arises: can crypto become a suitable store of wealth for corporates and institutional investors.

                        BITCOINSUISSE

                        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

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