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BIG Weekly Newsletter

January 06, 2022
Issue: No 113

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This week read about the evolution of blockchain, smart contracts & its role in data distribution, why Blockchain and the Metaverse make inroads at Consumer Electronics Show and how Pakistan’s Customs partners with TradeLens blockchain to digitize supply chains.

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

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ATOMIC SWAP - An atomic swap is a smart contract technology that enables the exchange of one cryptocurrency for another without using centralized intermediaries, such as exchanges. Atomic swaps can take place directly between blockchains of different cryptocurrencies, or they can be conducted off-chain, away from the main blockchain.


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The evolution of blockchain, smart contracts & its role in data distribution
Blockchain can significantly reduce risk. There are a range of capital market applications we have tested and see a growing appetite and many opportunities in solving back-office OTC, OTC, securities, and index data challenges.


        Blockchain and the Metaverse make inroads at Consumer Electronics Show
        Blockchain and Metaverse are set to make a splash at the Consumer Electronics Show. Samsung will feature its developments in Metaverse technology with several other companies showcasing blockchain and crypto integrations with the Metaverse.


        Pakistan’s Customs partners with TradeLens blockchain to digitize supply chains
        Pakistan’s Customs is partnering with logistics blockchain platform TradeLens to digitize supply chains moving in and out of the country and enhance control of trade-based money laundering.



        $100M security token offering, a milestone in the future of real estate tokenization
        Alterra Worldwide has launched one of the world’s leading real estate tokenization projects for a new multi-family high-rise tower in downtown San Jose dubbed Tower 27. The token name T27S, was inspired by the location of the project in the heart of Silicon Valley.


            Coinone Crypto Exchange ramps up security around token withdrawals in compliance with South Korean law
            Coinone will discontinue withdrawals of crypto tokens to unverified external wallets. The change is in line with a South Korean law which instructs local crypto exchanges to ensure real-name accounts of users.


                First Cardano native asset, REVU token list on KuCoin and
                Revuto officially announced that the network’s native token — REVU token — will be the first-ever Cardano native asset to be listed on tier 1 centralized exchanges. These exchanges include KuCoin and



                    China central bank launches digital yuan wallet apps for Android, iOS
                    China has released pilot versions of its digital yuan wallet application on mobile phone app stores as the country's central bank steps up its push to develop its own digital currency.


                    Banca Generali launches Bitcoin services
                    The bank’s 300,000 customers will soon be able to create a Bitcoin wallet directly in their bank account. The feature was made possible through the bank’s partnership with cryptocurrency platform Conio, which will be integrated into the eBanking app.


                    Jamaica completes CBDC pilot, expects rollout later this year
                    The services included minting J$230M worth of digital currency, issuing CBDCs to wallet providers like BOJ’s banking department. The first CBDC issuance to a deposit institution was worth J$5 million, made to NCB.


                    CRYPTOCURRENCIES, DeFi and NFT

                    Bitcoin can reach $100,000 in ‘Hypothetical’ store of value boost, Goldman Sachs says
                    Bitcoin’s float-adjusted market capitalization is currently just under $700 billion, that implies Bitcoin currently commands an approximate 20% share of the “store of value” market.


                    Airdrop culture could pose integral threat to DeFi industry
                    The wider context of DeFi’s $139B in total value locked, the incident does highlight the critical importance of reviewing and verifying the authenticity and contractual diligence of newly formed smart contracts prior to connecting Web3 wallets.


                    NFT marketplace OpenSea valued at $13.3B in $300M funding round
                    OpenSea has ensconced itself as the leading venue for trading non-fungible tokens. The firm plans to use the funding for product development, hiring, startup investments and to “significantly improve customer support and customer safety.”



                    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 ORACLE SUMMIT
                    June 7-9, 2022

                    THE BLOCKCHAIN EVENT
                    Feb 8-11, 2022


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