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BIG Weekly Newsletter

September 02, 2021
Issue: No 95

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This week read about how Swiss luxury hotel to accept crypto payments, why China extends use of blockchain for securities and how Facebook may launch digital wallet this year before own stablecoin.

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Sound money - is money that is not prone to sudden appreciation or depreciation in purchasing power over the long term, aided by self-correcting mechanisms inherent in a free-market system.


Swiss luxury hotel to accept crypto payments
Chedi Andermatt will accept payments in Bitcoin and Ethereum but will consider adding other cryptocurrency options in the future. To facilitate the payments, the resort will partner with payment service providers Worldline and Bitcoin Suisse.


        China extends use of blockchain for securities
        The stock exchanges of Shenzhen and Shanghai are using blockchain and integrated their solution with the CSRC for supervision.


        Facebook may launch digital wallet this year before own stablecoin
        The company’s leadership would like to launch the digital wallet, Novi, at the same time as Facebook’s own digital currency, a stablecoin called Diem that will be tied to the value of the dollar.



        Real estate tokens are leading among security tokens
        The number of publicly announced STOs increased in real estate as more and more investors begin to familiarize themselves with STOs.


            Mitsui to launch digital assets securities platform for tokenized real estate
            Mitsui Bussan Digital Asset Management announced plans to issue regulated digital asset securities linked to real estate. Initially, the Alterna solution will launch as a beta version limited to 20-30 participants.


                Hong Kong Securities Commission issues warning against unauthorized tokens
                The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission issued a warning regarding the “collective investment scheme”. CIS includes digital tokens and initial coin offerings, not authorized under the Securities and Futures Ordinance.



                    Nigeria awards CBDC contract to Bitt
                    The company’s primary corporate mission is to enable financial access for citizens, merchants and banking institutions. It stated financial inclusion as a key aim for the Eastern Caribbean CBDC.


                    Singapore ponders CBDC release with shortlist of companies
                    The 15 finalists that are chosen will help Singapore build and release a retail central bank digital currency (CBDC).


                    India’s central bank may start CBDC trials in Dec 2021
                    The bank is keen to tread cautiously to ensure it’s not possible to clone the digital currency and be careful about the impact on monetary policy and the banking system.


                    CRYPTOCURRENCIES, DeFi and NFT

                    Solana (SOL) cryptocurrency hits new high as altcoins rival Bitcoin and Ethereum.
                    Solana’s SOL token rose to become the seventh-most valuable cryptocurrency this week. The token made its debut only 18 months ago but now has a market value of over $30 billion.


                    Leading DeFi projects launch $100M global adoption initiative
                    The initiative built on the Celo ecosystem, identified a lack of inclusivity and accessibility in the traditional financial markets and aims to utilize the decentralized nature of crypto and blockchain to provide finance to the world’s 6 billion mobile phone users.


                    Doge NFT rides into fractional ownership with $DOG tokens
                    The process will work with first “fractionalizing” the NFT before it goes to a “batch auction” sale on Miso, a decentralized-finance protocol, which will then distribute $DOG tokens to participants.


                    HUMANITARIAN & NOT FOR PROFIT

                    Prioritizing humanity ahead of profits through NFTs
                    Humanity is facing more problems than climate change. The world is confronted with some of the greatest challenges of our time. A major inflection point in prioritizing human over financial capital, driven by the intersection of blockchain, DAOs and NFTs.



                        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.


                        International Securities Services Association
                        The DLT Voice of the Customer Working Group recently conducted a survey of Asset Owners and Investment Managers to highlight where they are on their journey towards DLT based investments (tokenised assets, Crypto currencies).


                        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.

                        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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                        Sep 13-15, 2021
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                        Oct 18-22, 2021
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