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BIG Weekly Newsletter

December 02, 2021
Issue: No 108

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Welcome to the BIG weekly Newsletter.

This week read about how Swiss Post launches first-of-its-kind crypto stamp in Switzerland, why crypto miner DMG Blockchain purchases 1,800 next-generation Bitmain miners and how Boerse Stuttgart’s BISON launches crypto savings plan.

Each week we focus on Blockchain Education Basics, so you can improve your understanding this week the topic is CRYPTO COMPLIANCE - KYC, AML, CFT, and Pending Rules.

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Remember to listen to our Partner Podcasts - THE SWISS ROAD TO CRYPTO with Didier Borel. In this episode Didier Borel and his guests Mauro Cappiello and Alex Poltorak discuss some of the major news headlines relating to crypto.

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CRYPTO COMPLIANCE - KYC, AML, CFT, and Pending Rules - When Bitcoin launched in 2009, one of its most appealing characteristics was anonymity for its holders. More than a decade later, that appeal remains. But to a small number of seedier individuals and organizations, this anonymity became an exploit.


Swiss Post launches first-of-its-kind crypto stamp in Switzerland
The launch of the Swiss Crypto Stamp will allow Swiss Post to bring the physical world of stamps and the digital crypto-universe together.


        Crypto miner DMG Blockchain purchases 1,800 next-generation Bitmain miners
        Canadian mining firm DMG Blockchain Solutions has purchased 1,800 Bitmain Antminer S19 XPs, the next-generation mining machine from Bitmain.


        Boerse Stuttgart’s BISON launches crypto savings plan
        Crypto platform BISON allows users to trade Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Chainlink and Uniswap.



        Tōquidity secures seed round investment from Global Blockchain Ventures Fund
        Tōquidity, a Tokenization as a Service company that unlocks liquidity for business and asset owners through digitization, announced Global Blockchain Ventures Fund.


            EU progresses sandbox for blockchain-based tokenized securities
            European Parliament announced an agreement with the European Council on a pilot program to allow financial markets to use blockchain. Under the sandbox program, certain existing legal requirements are temporarily waved, subject to limits.


                Japanese stock exchange JPX creates digital subsidiary, including for blockchain
                JPX announced the creation of a new digital subsidiary JPX Market Innovation & Research, or JPX Research Institute for short. The operator of the Tokyo Stock Exchange will focus on data and index services but will also include blockchain and DLT.



                    Shinhan, Standard Bank trial stablecoin cross border payments on Hedera DLT
                    Hedera and Korea’s Shinhan Bank announced plans for a Proof of Concept to use stablecoins for international remittances on the Hedera Hashgraph distributed ledger network.


                    The DLT PRR deal is a fact!
                    Europe will be the first jurisdiction running an EU-wide regulatory sandbox to test DLT financial instruments and DLT market infrastructures!

                    EVA KAILI

                    UK has no plans for a wholesale CBDC, envisages banks enabling synthetic
                    Bank of England Governor Bailey and Deputy Governor Sir Jon Cunliffe both dismissed the option of a wholesale CBDC at a domestic level.


                    CRYPTOCURRENCIES, DeFi and NFT

                    Bitcoin underperforms as Ether and other Altcoins rise
                    Bitcoin was roughly flat this week while alternative cryptocurrencies Ether and Solana’s SOL token were up about 5%. LUNA, the native token of the Terra blockchain, rallied about 13%.


                    DeFi TVL hits new highs while Metaverse tokens show signs of exhaustion
                    Metaverse tokens are starting to cool off while DeFi platforms register steady inflows that pushed the sector’s TVL to a new all-time high. Another sign that activity in DeFi is on the rise has been the uptick in the trading volume on decentralized exchanges.


                    A National Stock Exchange that supports NFTs? Welcome to Switzerland
                    The newly licensed SIX Digital Exchange is in discussions with NFT funds and central banks. SDX’s chairman discusses the trading venue’s uniquely Swiss ambitions.



                    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.


                    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

                    Blockchain Fest 2021
                    Dec 02, 2021
                    09:00 - 17:00 PM CET

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


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