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BIG Weekly Newsletter

December 30, 2021
Issue: No 112

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Welcome to the BIG weekly Newsletter.

This week read about how Ferrari signs deal with tech firm Velas to create digital products for fans, why Allianz: Expect 2022 to be another year of exponential growth in Blockchain and how Genesis Trading sees 'Strong Signs' of institutional crypto investment growth accelerating next year.

Each week we focus on Blockchain Education Basics, so you can improve your understanding this week the topic is Bitcoin Improvement Proposal (BIP).

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

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BLOCKCHAIN EDUCATION BASICS

BITCOIN IMPROVEMENT PROTOCOL (BIP) - A Bitcoin Improvement Proposal (BIP) is a standard for proposing changes to the Bitcoin protocol, or in some cases a source for information for the Bitcoin community. Additionally, some BIPs are proposed changes to the BIP process itself.

BLOCKCHAIN HEADLINES

Ferrari signs deal with tech firm Velas to create digital products for fans
From next season, Velas, a provider of digital products and services, will become a partner of Ferrari's Formula 1 racing team. Velas is a leading provider of blockchain technology.

REUTERS

        Allianz: Expect 2022 to be another year of exponential growth in Blockchain
        2022 will be the year that serious players will get their head down and build. They will go off and figure out the business value of digital assets and set about the process of bringing it to life in a real and meaningful manner.

        LEDGERINSIGHTS

        Genesis Trading sees 'Strong Signs' of institutional ccrypto investment growth accelerating next year
        The institutional investment growth will come from both investments directly in tokens and companies in the crypto ecosystem.

        BITCOIN

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

        ALK Capital exploring a digital security with INX Limited benefiting Burnley Football Club
        INX Limited, the owner of blockchain-based trading platforms for digital securities and cryptocurrencies, has signed a Letter of Intent with ALK Capital to list a publicly traded digital security token linked to specific club revenues.

        THETOKENIZER

            SWIFT in tokenized asset pilot with Clearstream, Northern Trust, SETL
            SWIFT has provided the glue for cross border payments, so it wants to explore a role in this tokenized future, in enabling interoperability. Both SETL and Northern Trust will play a role in integrating various DLT platforms.

            LEDGERINSIGHTS

                Legal experts say it's too late to ban crypto, India needs comprehensive regulation
                Indian legal experts reportedly say that it is too late to ban cryptocurrency despite calls for a complete crypto ban by the central bank, the RBI. The Indian government is reworking the crypto bill before resubmitting it to parliament.

                BITCOIN

                    FINANCIAL SERVICES & CENTRAL BANK DIGITAL CURRENCY (CBDC)

                    India’s Central Bank recommends basic version of CBDC
                    The RBI is charting ways to implement a CBDC in phases and to ”adopt basic models initially, and test comprehensively so that they have minimal impact on monetary policy and the banking system.”

                    COINDESK

                    Thailand to delay digital currency testing to late 2022
                    The Bank of Thailand organized the testing of the digital baht under two tracks—a foundation track and an innovation track.

                    COINGEEK

                    Less than $500, 000 transacted in eNaira CBDC, says Central Bank of Nigeria
                    The financial system is infamous for a foreign exchange regime that has multiple and diverse rates with the Central Bank unable to manage for reliability.

                    BITCOINKE

                    CRYPTOCURRENCIES, DeFi and NFT

                    Bitcoin dominance falls under 40%
                    While Bitcoin critics claim this means that BTC is losing its first-mover competitive advantage, others are anticipating the “altcoin season” is just around the corner, or might even be already underway. Bitcoin market dominance refers to the ratio between BTC’s market cap and the total crypto market cap.

                    COINTELEGRAPH

                    From DeFi year to decade: Is mass adoption here?
                    Decentralized finance (DeFi) projects provide better solutions, and people are starting to realize that — not just tech enthusiasts, but regular people.

                    COINTELEGRAPH

                    Veve launching Disney Mickey Mouse NFTs
                    Today’s NFT drop stands to rake in $2.4 million in revenue given the $60 price and almost 40,000 NFTs to be dropped. Veve targets a mainstream crowd with a user-friendly app. Within the app, money is converted to gems.

                    LEDGERINSIGHTS

                    RECOMMENDED INDUSTRY REPORTS AND BOOKS

                    report
                    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.

                    SDX

                    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.

                    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

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                    June 7-9, 2022


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                    Feb 8-11, 2022



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