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BIG Weekly Newsletter

September 09, 2021
Issue: No 96

A Message To The Reader

Welcome to the BIG weekly Newsletter.

This week read about how 1.8 million euros in seed financing for crypto investment startup Coinpanion, why enterprise blockchain firm MineHub lists on TSX Venture exchange and how Telefónica Tech launches blockchain-based document certification service.

Each week we focus on Blockchain Education Basics, so you can improve your understanding this week the topic is Off-Chain Transactions.

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

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BLOCKCHAIN EDUCATION BASICS

Off-Chain Transactions - refer to those transactions occurring on a cryptocurrency network which move the value outside of the blockchain. Due to their zero/low cost, off-chain transactions are gaining popularity, especially among large participants.
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BLOCKCHAIN HEADLINES

1.8 million euros in seed financing for crypto investment startup Coinpanion
The start-up takes care of everything, from simple market entry to the automatic management of cryptocurrencies.

FINTECHNEWS

        Enterprise blockchain firm MineHub lists on TSX Venture exchange
        Enterprise blockchain firm MineHub listed on Canada’s TSX Venture exchange following a CAD 10 million fundraising and currently has a market cap of CAD 51 million.

        LEDGERINSIGHTS

        Telefónica Tech launches blockchain-based document certification service
        Each certification generated through the TrustOS managed blockchain service combines the digital signature of the user with a trace of the content to be certified and the time stamp inherent in blockchain to establish the time at which the certification was issued.

        TELEFONICA

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

        Security tokens market cap surpasses $1 Billion, showing signs of solid growth
        The security tokens market cap recently surpassed the $1 billion mark, indicating that these blockchain-powered digital tokens have strong potential for steady growth in the foreseeable future.

        CROWDFUNDINSIDER

            SEC threatened to sue Coinbase over lending product
            Coinbase had been in discussions with the SEC over its program. Despite these ongoing discussions, the SEC issued a Wells Notice -the regulator’s formal way of announcing it may bring charges against companies.

            COINDESK

                UK’s FCA mulls cryptocurrency regulations
                The Chair of the UK’s FCA talked about the potential to regulate cryptocurrencies beyond the FCA’s current responsibilities, which mainly relate to ensuring AML compliance.

                LEDGERINSIGHTS

                    FINANCIAL SERVICES & CENTRAL BANK DIGITAL CURRENCY (CBDC)

                    UK to research hardware wallets for tokenized CBDC
                    The project is more about thought leadership than designing a specific solution for the UK’s CBDC, where a decision on a sovereign digital currency has not yet been made.

                    LEDGERINSIGHTS

                    Nigeria’s CBDC set for pilot rollout on Independence Day
                    Nigeria’s CBDC project comes amid significant anti-crypto policies from the CBN and negative cryptocurrency sentiments from several government officials.

                    COINTELEGRAPH

                    JD.com collaborates with Chinese bank on digital yuan giveaway
                    China’s fifth largest state-owned bank, and the Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com jointly launched a second offering of their CBDC giveaway to encourage people to adopt the CBDC.

                    LEDGERINSIGHTS

                    CRYPTOCURRENCIES, DeFi and NFT

                    El Salvador just became the first country to accept bitcoin as legal tender
                    El Salvador has become the first country in the world to make the cryptocurrency Bitcoin legal tender. Advocates of the digital currency, including the country's president, Nayib Bukele, say the policy that took effect Tuesday morning was historic.

                    NPR

                    New DeFi platform to tackle critical flaws in synthetic asset protocols
                    A new DeFi platform focused on synthetic assets says existing projects have critical flaws that need to be addressed — including low liquidity and poor usability.

                    COINTELEGRAPH

                    ICPunks to release 10,000 free NFTs in debut drop on the Internet Computer
                    ICPunks clown-based collectibles are inspired by musical duo Insane Clown Posse and NFT project, CryptoPunks. ICPunks has announced the release of 10,000 NFT on the IC.

                    COINTELEGRAPH

                    HUMANITARIAN & NOT FOR PROFIT

                    Giveli.st launches campaign to raise over USD $1 Million for humanitarian support to the people of Afghanistan
                    Donations made with Crypto, Stocks, and DAF are supported, as is making a donation to increase the matching pool and amplify the communities giving.

                    PRNEWSWIRE

                        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

                        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).

                        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

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