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BIG Weekly Newsletter

November 11, 2021
Issue: No 105

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Welcome to the BIG weekly Newsletter.

This week read about how Swiss debt enforcement statements are on blockchain, why major Swedish power company defends bitcoin mining as regulators propose ban and how blockchain service provider Nansen to integrate Solana data analytics.

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

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

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Blockchain Oracles - Blockchains and smart contracts cannot access data from outside of their network. In order to know what to do, a smart contract often needs access to information from the outside world that is relevant to the contractual agreement, in the form of electronic data, also referred to as oracles. These oracles are services that send and verify real world occurrences and submit this information to smart contracts, triggering state changes on the blockchain.


Swiss debt enforcement statements are on blockchain
Collecta is the first company to offer blockchain-sealed debt enforcement statements via the debt enforcement switch plus platform.


        Major Swedish power company defends bitcoin mining as regulators propose ban
        A joint statement from the directors-general of the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority and the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency has called for a total ban on proof-of-work mining of cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, within the EU.


        Blockchain service provider Nansen to integrate Solana data analytics
        Blockchain data provider Nansen has announced the planned integration of a Solana dashboard to provide extensive insights to institutional and retail investors seeking to identify emerging trends in networks.



        Tokai Tokyo, ADDX to partner for security tokens in Japan, Asia
        ADDX is authorized by the Monetary Authority of Singapore and its holding company ICH X TECH is backed by the Singapore Exchange SGX. Nikkei reported that the two companies plan to set up ADDX Japan in 2023.


            Polymath prepare for Polymesh security token mainnet public onboarding
            Polymesh has undertaken two testnets, two institutional-grade audits and effectively piloted mainstream security token regulations to reach this point.


                DTCC to support private digital stocks on public blockchain in early 2022
                In 2022, the DTCC, the world’s largest securities settlement organization, is launching a solution to digitize privately held stocks, which will optionally include blockchain security tokens.



                    Retail-focused Singaporean CBDC to hedge against privately issued stablecoins
                    The Monetary Authority of Singapore has ramped up efforts to research and develop a CBDC for retail use under the Project Orchid initiative. According to MAS, Singapore’s retail CBDC will be developed in a partnership with private entities


                    UK sets out CBDC next steps. 3+ years away, if at all
                    Bank of England announced the next steps for exploring a retail CBDC or “Britcoin”. The two organizations will publish a consultation in 2022, making their case for continuing work on a digital pound.


                    France wants to study CBDC for wholesale use
                    A CBDC could help standards for securities settlements and minimize possible fragmenting from multiple private versions existing, the bank found, per the report.


                    CRYPTOCURRENCIES, DeFi and NFT

                    Bitcoin rally healthy, less leverage than in the past, say on-chain analysts
                    The current crypto market rally - which has now pushed bitcoin above the USD 68,000 mark and ethereum above USD 4,800 - both on-chain signals and technical analysis suggest that the prices still have room to grow.


                    SEC Commissioner: DeFi must address transparency and pseudonymity
                    Commissioner Caroline Crenshaw wants DeFi projects to cooperate with the SEC in order to find solutions for compliance with existing regulations. The DeFi space has historically touted the ability to remain pseudonymous as a feature, rather than a burden on participants.


                    The International Chess Federation is first global sports association with its own NFT marketplace
                    FIDE announces its plans for NFT marketplace. The group said that the marketplace, which launches at the end of November, will be called ChessNFT.



                    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.


                    Voice of the Customer for DLT
                    The key findings are that, although there has been a move into digital assets, only 40% of the respondents are active or about to become active in digital assets within the next two years. The
                    majority of those who will invest will hold less than 1% of their portfolio in this asset class.


                    PODCAST SERIES


                    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

                    UPCOMING EVENTS

                    Let's meet at the Crypto Garage in Seefeld!
                    Nov 25, 2021
                    17:00 PM CET

                    NFT Symposium 2021
                    Dec 02, 2021
                    15:00 PM CET


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